Issue 9 - Fall 2004 / Winter 2005

page. 57

9/11 Truth Statement

"We Reject the Official 9/11 Commission Report"

Over 100 respected leaders and families launch 9/11 Truth Statement.

 Demanding deeper investigation into 9/11.

 
New York City, NY (October 26, 2004)

On August 31, 2004, Zogby International, the official North American political polling agency for Reuters, released a poll that found nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of those in New York state believe US leaders had foreknowledge of impending 9/11 attacks and ‘consciously failed’ to act. Of the New York City residents, 66% called for a new probe of unanswered questions by Congress or the New York Attorney General.

In connection with this news, we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 41 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

We want truthful answers to questions such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn’t a single person been fired, penalized or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven’t authorities in the US and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?

6. Why has Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who claims to have knowledge of advance warnings, been publicly silenced with a gag order requested by Attorney General Ashcroft and granted by a Bush-appointed judge?

7. How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington D.C. for 40 min. without being detected by the FAA’s radar or the even superior radar possessed by the US military?

8. How were the FBI and CIA able to release the names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to visit houses, restaurants and flight schools they were known to frequent?

9. What happened to the over 20 documented warnings given to our government by 14 foreign intelligence agencies or heads of state?

10. Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?

11. Why did the 9/11 Commission fail to address most of the questions posed by the families of the victims, in addition to almost all of the questions posed here?

12. Why was Philip Zelikow chosen to be the Executive Director of the ostensibly independent 911 Commission although he had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice?

Those who are demanding deeper inquiry now number in the hundreds of thousands, including a former member of the first Bush administration, a retired Air Force colonel, a European parliamentarian, families of the victims, highly respected authors, investigative journalists, peace and justice leaders, former Pentagon staff and the National Green Party.

As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

1. An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

2. Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.

3. Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.

4. Formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.

Given the importance of the coming election, we feel it is imperative that these questions be addressed publicly, honestly and rigorously so that Americans may exercise their democratic rights with full awareness.

In closing, we pray and hope for the strength to approach this subject with wisdom and compassion, so that we may heal from the wounds inflicted on that terrible day.

Signed,

Signatories

Note: All organizations are mentioned for identification purposes only. Individuals have signed this statement as an act of their own conscience, not to signify organizational endorsement.

1. Virginia Deane Abernethy, Ph.D., Anthropologist, author, Population Politics

2. Ed Asner, actor, activist

3. Marshall Auerback, Int’l Portfolio Strategist for David W. Tice & Associates, Inc.

4. Catherine Austin Fitts, Asst. Secretary of Housing in the first Bush administration

5. Keidi Obi Awadu, aka ‘The Conscious Rasta’, talk show host, LIBRadio

6. Michael Badnarik, Libertarian candidate for President

7. Byron Belitsos, publisher, Origin Press, author Planetary Democracy

8. Philip J. Berg, Esquire, fmr. Deputy Attorney General, PA

9. Medea Benjamin, activist, author, co-founder, Global Exchange and Code Pink

10. Dennis Bernstein, investigative reporter, radio host of KPFA’s Flashpoints

11. Steve Bhaerman aka ‘Swami Beyondananda’, author, political comedian

12. Brad Blanton, Ph.D., psychotherapist, author, Radical Honesty

13. Saniel Bonder, spiritual teacher and author, Great Relief

14. Dr. Robert Bowman, USAF Lt. Col. (Rtd.), founder, Institute for Space and Security Studies

15. John Buchanan, author, candidate for the Republican Party Presidential nomination, 2004

16. Gray Brechin, Ph.D., author, environmental historian, Professor, UC Berkeley

17. Fred Burks, Presidential Interpreter for Bush, Clinton, Cheney, and Gore

18. Norma Carr-Rufino, Ph.D., author, Professor of Management, San Francisco State University

19. Angana Chatterji, Ph.D., scholar-activist and Professor of Anthropology

20. Paul Cienfuegos, co-founder, Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County

21. David Cobb, attorney, national Presidential candidate, US Green Party

22. John Cobb, Ph.D., theologian, co-author, For the Common Good

23. Ernest Callenbach, founder/editor, Film Quarterly, author, Ecotopia

24. Kevin Danaher, Ph.D., author, co-founder, Global Exchange

25. Stephen Dinan, author, Radical Spirit

26. Ronnie Dugger, journalist/author, co-founder, Alliance for Democracy

27. Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D., Director, American Center for Democracy, author, Funding Evil

28. Daniel Ellsberg, author, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

29. Jodie Evans, co-founder, Code Pink

30. Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of Int’l Law, Princeton U.

31. Michael Franti, musician, filmmaker, human rights worker

32. Janeane Garofalo, actress, comedienne, talk show host, Air America Radio

33. Jim Garrison, Ph.D., President, State of the World Forum, author, America as Empire

34. Bruce Gagnon, Chair, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

35. Ric Giardina, author, consultant, speaker, former Director of Trademarks and Brands for Intel

36. John Gray, Ph.D., #1 bestselling author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

37. Stan Goff, 25-year Army Special Ops veteran, author, Full Spectrum Disorder

38. Melvin Goodman, Sr. Fellow, Center for Int’l Policy, author, fmr Sr. Analyst, CIA, Professor, National War College

39. Morton Goulder, Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Warning under Nixon, Ford, and Carter

40. David Ray Griffin, Ph.D., theologian, author, New Pearl Harbor

41. Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, campaign finance crusader, NH Democratic candidate for Senate

42. Thom Hartmann, radio host; author, Unequal Protection

43. Richie Havens, singer, songwriter, performer, artist

44. Paul Hawken, bestselling author, environmentalist, entrepreneur, founder of Smith & Hawken

45. Randy Hayes, founder, Rainforest Action Network, US National Director, Direction Conservation

46. Richard Heinberg, author, The Party’s Over, core faculty, New College of California

47. Van Jones, Exec. Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

48. Rob Kall, editor, OpEdNews.com, President, Futurehealth, Inc.

49. Georgia Kelly, Executive Director, Praxis Peace Institute

50. Sean Kelly, Ph.D., author, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, CA Institute of Integral Studies

51. John Joseph Kennedy, Democratic Write-in Presidential Candidate for 2004

52. Mimi Kennedy, actress, Dharma and Greg, progressive activist

53. Faiz Khan, M.D., Triage Emerge Physician on 9/11, Asst. Imam

54. David Korten, author, When Corporations Rule the World

55. Frances Moore Lappé, author, Diet for a Small Planet; founder, Small Planet Institute

56. Scott M. Legere, 25 yr. broadcaster as Scott Ledger, Tampa FL

57. Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, TIKKUN Magazine, author, Healing Israel/Palestine

58. Michael Levine, bestselling author of Deep Cover, journalist, 25-year veteran of the DEA

59. Joanna Macy, Ph.D., eco-philosopher, author

60. Enver Masud, founder, The Wisdom Fund, author, The Truth About Islam

61. John McCarthy, former Special Forces Captain, President, Veterans Equal Rights Protection Advocacy

62. Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst, co-founder, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

63. Cynthia McKinney, five-term Congresswoman from Georgia

64. Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author, professor, co-founder, Green Earth Foundation

65. Mark Crispin Miller, media critic, author, Professor, NYU

66. Joseph W. Montaperto, New York City Fire Department

67. Leuren Moret, geoscientist, radiation specialist, environmental commissioner

68. Ralph Nader, Independent candidate for President

69. Craig Neal, author, co-founder, The Heartland Institute, former publisher, Utne Reader

70. Jeff Norman, Executive Director, Tour of Duty

71. Jenna Orkin, Esq., World Trade Center Environmental Org.

72. Kelly Patricia O’Meara, investigative journalist, P.R.

73. Michael Parenti, Ph.D., author, Superpatriotism and the Terrorism Trap

74. Edward L. Peck, fmr. US Ambassador & Chief of Mission to Iraq, fmr. Deputy Dir. White House Task Force on Terrorism

75. Peter Phillips, Ph.D., Professor, Sonoma State University, Director, Project Censored

76. Henri Poole, Internet pioneer, board member, Free Software Foundation

77. Robert Rabbin, author, speaker, creator of TruthForPresident.org

78. Paul H. Ray, Ph.D., sociologist, author, The Cultural Creatives

79. John Renesch, business futurist, author, Getting to the Better Future

80. John Rensenbrink, Professor Emeritus, Bowdoin College, co-founder, US Green Party

81. John Robbins, author, founder, EarthSave International

82. William Rodriguez, 9/11 rescue effort hero, founder, Hispanic Victims Group

83. Neal Rogin, Emmy-award winning writer, performer

84. Allen Roland, Ph.D., psychotherapist, author & peace activist

85. Rosemary Radford Ruether, Professor of Feminist Theology, Graduate Theological Union

86. Michael Ruppert, publisher/editor, From The Wilderness, author, Crossing the Rubicon

87. Chris Sanders, founder, Sanders Research Associates

88. Karl W. B. Schwarz, Pres./CEO, Patmos Nanotechnologies, LLC

89. Peter Dale Scott, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, author, Drugs, Oil, and War

90. Firefighter Kevin Shea, FDNY Hazmat Operations

91. Michelle Shocked, singer/songwriter, activist

92. Indira Singh, risk management and computer sys. consultant

93. J. Michael Springmann, attorney, former Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State

94. Douglas Sturm, Ph.D., University Professor Emeritus, Bucknell U.

95. Marjorie Hewit Suchocki, Ph.D., theologian, author

96. Chuck Turner, Boston City Council

97. James W. Walter Jr., venture investor, philanthropist, founder of Walden Three

98. Dan Whaley, E-commerce pioneer, founder of GetThere.com, acquired for $750M

99. Burns H. Weston, J.S.D., Professor of Law Emeritus, Director, Center for Human Rights, U-Iowa

100. Howard Zinn, professor, historian, author, A People’s History of the United States

Family Members

1. Joanne Barbara, wife of FDNY Asst. Chief of Dept. Gerard

2. Gayle Barker, sister of William A. Karnes, WTC

3. Michele Bergsohn, wife of Alvin Bergsohn, Cantor Fitzgerald

4. Derrill Bodley, father of Deora Bodley, passenger, Flight 93

5. Kathryn C. Bowden, sister of Thomas H. Bowden, Jr. WTC1, 104th floor

6. Janet Calia, wife of Dominick Calia, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC1

7. Maggie Cashman, wife of William Joseph, United Flight 93

8. Lynne Castrianno Galante, sister of Leonard Castrianno, 1WTC, 105th floor

9. Elza Chapa-McGowan, daughter of Rosemary Chapa, Pentagon

10. Bruce De Cell, father-in-law of Mark Petrocelli North Tower, 92nd floor

11. Ralph D’Esposito, father of Michael, WTC, 96th floor

12. Loisanne Diehl, Surviving Spouse, Michael D. Diehl, WTC2, 90th floor

13. Jonathan M. Fisher, son of Dr. Gerald Paul Fisher, Pentagon

14. Michael J. Fox, brother of Jeffrey L. Fox, Tower 2, 89th floor

15. Laurel A. Gay, sister of Peter A. Gay, AA Flight 11

16. Irene Golinsky, wife of Col. Ronald F. Golinsky USA RET, Pentagon

17. Kristen Hall, daughter of fallen firefighter Thomas Kuveikis

18. Kurt D. Horning, father of Matthew D., WTC1, 95th floor

19. Jennifer W. Hunt, wife of William C. Hunt, Euro Brokers

20. Lori, Jerry, and Beatrice Guadagno, sister and parents of Richard Guadagno, Flight 93

21. John Keating, son of Barbara Keating, passenger, AA Flt.11

22. L. Russell Keene II, father of Russ Keene III, WTC2, 89th floor, KBW

23. Peter Kousoulis, sister died in WTC

24. Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli, mother of William E. Krukowski, NYC firefighter

25. Laura and Ira Lassman, parents of Nicholas C., WTC1

26. Johnny Lee, husband of Lorraine Greene

27. Alicia LeGuillow, mother of Nestor A. Cintron III

28. Francine Levine, sister of Adam K. Ruhalter who died on 9/11

29. Christopher Longing, husband of Laura M. Longing, WTC1

30. Bob McIlvaine, father of Robert, WTC, Merrill Lynch

31. Mary McWilliams, mother of FF Martin E. - Engine 22

32. Daryl J. Meehan, brother of Colleen Ann Barkow, WTC 1, 105th floor

33. Elvira P. Murphy, wife of Patrick Murphy, WTC 1

34. Natalee Pecorelli, sister of Thomas Pecorelli of Flight 11

35. James L Perry, M.D and Patricia J. Perry, parents of John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD Officer 9/11

36. Elaine Saber, mother of Scott Saber

37. Julie Scarpitta, mother of Michelle Scarpitta, WTC2, 84th floor

38. Kathleen A. Stanton, WTC South, Injured Survivor

39. Elizabeth Turner, wife of Simon Turner, lost on 9/11

40. Joan W. Winton, mother of David, WTC South Tower, 89th floor

41. David Yancey, husband of Vicki Yancey, AA Flight 77

Take action!

1. Send this information to your member of Congress and journalists, demanding attention.

2. Help New York citizens and 9/11 family members by signing an online petition in support of their formal complaint now filed with NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer at www.justicefor911.org. (See p. 60.)

3. Stay informed at www.911truth.org and get active in local groups at www.911visibility.org.

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