Posted: October 27, 2004
1:05 AM Eastern
On October 26, 2004, over 100 respected
individuals and family members launched a massive drive calling for
an immediate inquiry into evidence that suggest high level government
officials may have deliberately allowed the attacks on September 11,
2001 to occur. An August 31, 2004 Zogby poll indicated that almost
50% of New Yorkers believe the government had prior knowledge and
failed to act with 66% wanting a new 9-11 investigation.
Organizers of this effort call
the recent 9-11 Kean Commission the "9-11 Omission Commission." They
are focusing on twelve questions highlighting areas of "incriminating
evidence that were either inadequately explored or ignored by the
Kean Commission." These areas in question span from insider trading,
funding of the hijackers to intense warnings from foreign governments
that were ignored and inactive defenses around the Pentagon. This
group is asking for four immediate things to happen: (1) an immediate
investigation by Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General for the State of
New York, (2) Congressional hearings, (3) media analysis and (4) formation
of a "truly independent citizens-based inquiry."
According to their press release,
below is a list of requests and questions.
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
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 U.S. 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 minutes 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 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 911 Commission fail to address most of the
39 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. The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.
The organization has also announced
a press conference at Eliot Spitzer's Manhattan office at 2:00PM on
Thursday, Oct. 28th where 9/11 family members and victim group representatives
will file a formal complaint demanding the first criminal investigation
of 9/11 events by the New York Attorney General.
A partial list of signatories is
shown below captioned with: 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.
Marshall Auerback, international
portfolio strategist for David W. Tice & Associates, Inc.
Philip J. Berg, Esquire, former deputy attorney general, Pennsylvania
Dr. Robert Bowman, USAF Lt. Col. (Rtd.), founder, Institute
for Space and Security Studies
Catherine Austin Fitts,
Asst. Secretary of Housing in the first Bush administration
John Gray, Ph.D., #1 bestselling author, Men Are from Mars,
Women Are from Venus
Morton Goulder, Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Warning
under Nixon, Ford, and Carter
Elza Chapa-McGowan, daughter
of Rosemary Chapa, Pentagon
Bruce De Cell, father-in-law of Mark Petrocelli North Tower,
Ralph D'Esposito, father of Michael D. Esposito, WTC, 96th
Loisanne Diehl, Surviving
Spouse, Michael D. Diehl, WTC2, 90th floor
Bill Doyle, 9/11 advocate, father of Joseph Doyle,
Cantor Fitzgerald employee
Jonathan M. Fisher, son of Dr. Gerald Paul "Geep" Fisher, Pentagon
Michael J. Fox, brother
of Jeffrey L. Fox, Tower 2, 89th floor
Laurel A. Gay, sister of Peter A. Gay, AA Flight 11
Chuck Turner, Boston City Council
Firefighter Kevin Shea,
FDNY Hazmat Operations
Michele Bergsohn, wife of Alvin Bergsohn, Cantor Fitzgerald
Derrill Bodley, father of Deora Bodley, passenger on Flight
Kathryn C. Bowden, sister
of Thomas H. Bowden, Jr. WTC1, 104th floor
Janet Calia, wife of Dominick Calia, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC1
Maggie Cashman, wife of William Joseph Cashman, United Flight
Lynne Castrianno Galante,
sister of Leonard Castrianno, 1WTC, 105th floor
Ilene Golinsky, wife of Col. Ronald F. Golinski USA RET, Pentagon
Kristen Hall, daughter of fallen firefighter Thomas Kuveikis
Kurt D. Horning, father
of Matthew D. Horning, WTC Tower One, 95th floor
Jennifer W. Hunt, wife of William C. Hunt, Euro Brokers
Lori, Jerry, and Beatrice Guadagno, sister and parents of Richard
Guadagno, Flight 93
John Keating, son of Barbara Keating, passenger on AA Flight
L. Russell Keene II, father
of Russ Keene III, WTC2, 89th floor, KBW
Peter Kousoulis, sister died in WTC
Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli, mother of William E. Krukowski,
Laura and Ira Lassman, parents
of Nicholas C. Lassman, died in WTC, Tower One
Johnny Lee, husband of Lorraine Greene
Alicia LeGuillow, mother of Nestor A. Cintron III
Francine Levine, sister
of Adam K. Ruhalter, who died on 9/11
Christopher Longing, husband of Laura M. Longing, WTC1
Bob McIlvaine, father of Robert McIlvaine, WTC, Merrill Lynch
Mary McWilliams, mother
of FF Martin E. McWilliams- Engine 22
Daryl J. Meehan, brother of Colleen Ann Barkow, WTC 1, 105th
Elvira P. Murphy, wife of Patrick Murphy, WTC 1
Natalee Pecorelli, sister
of Thomas Pecorelli of Flight 11
James L Perry, M.D and Patricia J. Perry, parents of John W.
Perry, Esq., NYPD Officer 9/11
Elaine Saber, mother of Scott Saber
Julie Scarpitta, mother
of Michelle Scarpitta, WTC Building 2, 84th floor
Kathleen A. Stanton, WTC South, Injured Survivor
Elizabeth Turner, wife of Simon Turner, lost on 11th September
Joan W. Winton, mother of
David Winton, WTC, South Tower, 89th floor
David Yancey, husband of Vicki Yancey, American Airlines Flight
Faiz Khan, M.D., Triage Emergency Physician on 9/11, Assistant
Michael Levine, bestselling
author of Deep Cover, journalist, 25-year veteran of the DEA
Fred Burks, presidential interpreter for Bush, Clinton, Cheney,
Richie Havens, singer, songwriter, performer, artist
Stan Goff, 25-year Army Special Ops veteran, author, Full Spectrum
David Ray Griffin, Ph.D., theologian, author, New Pearl Harbor
Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, TIKKUN Magazine, author, Healing
Ray McGovern, former CIA
analyst, co-founder, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Leuren Moret, geoscientist, radiation specialist, environmental
Andrea Psoras, mergers/acquisitions investment banking; bank
analyst, and 911WTC victim/witness
William Rodriguez, 9/11
rescue effort hero, founder, Hispanic Victims Group
Michael Ruppert, publisher/editor, From The Wilderness, author,
Crossing the Rubicon
Peter Dale Scott, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, author, Drugs,
Oil, and WarMichael Springmann, attorney, former Foreign Service Officer,
US Department of State
Douglas Sturm, Ph.D., university professor emeritus, Bucknell
Howard Zinn, professor, historian, author, A People's History
of the United States
For a complete list of signatories
and further information, see http://www.911truth.org