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An Actionable Plan for 9/11 Truth and Justice
By Senator Mike Gravel
Founder and Chair, 9-11cc.org
As each anniversary of 9/11 rolls by, the import of this tragedy looms ever larger in our history. Especially looming like storm clouds on the horizon
of American politics are the unanswered questions about these events. And as new evidence and new whistleblowers come forward seemingly every week,
the import of the 9/11 truth movement multiplies in historic significance. All of this points to the urgent need for a new, independent investigation
with subpoena and other grand jury powers—a citizen’s commission that is truly free of partisan political interference and empowered to bring the
perpetrators to justice.
As we approach 9/11’s tenth anniversary, we are reminded—each time we pick up a newspaper—that the government’s “official 9/11 story”
resulted in three interminable wars: Afghanistan, Iraq, and the War on Terror. The official line also conveniently set the stage for the Patriot Act
that abridged so many of our liberties and civil rights, plus a long list of other abuses such as egregious torture of “terror suspects” in the
name of national security. Our dilemma ten years later reminds me of a prescient statement by James Madison: “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this
land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
The U.S. government’s investigations that culminated in the 911 Commission Report purported to set the record straight about the perpetrators of
terrorism on our soil and the mistakes made by those whose sacred task is to defend our shores. But this 2004 report has since been called into
question by a very long list of credible voices, not only within the United States, but throughout the world. Even the co-chair of the Commission,
Governor Thomas Kean, admitted failure: “We think the Commission, in many ways, was set up to fail. Because we had not enough money, we didn’t
have enough time, and we [were] appointed by the most partisan people in Washington.”
Thousands of civic volunteers calling themselves the 9/11 truth movement have gone on to parse the events of that fateful day, offering scientific and
rational arguments for why the government’s official account is inaccurate, incomplete, implausible, and in fact constitutes a flimsy conspiracy
theory. This body of new evidence and argumentation, combined with the refusal of our political leaders to even countenance a new
investigation—along with the systematic marginalization of 9/11 truthers by mainstream media—adds to our suspicions that something profound is
Video interview of Gravel, explaining his idea and revealing how determined he is to bring this to fruition
I think this is an excellent idea and may finally lead to answers. Gavel accuses no one; he, like many others, just thinks there are too many
unanswered questions and that we deserve to know what really happened. One good thing is that anybody WORLD-WIDE can contribute to this cause. They
have already raised about $4400!!
This will be a citizens' commission, not a governmental commission!! Further information can be found at the 9-11cc.org link...