Click here to view the full list of the 57 Grand Jury Petition Exhibits, both PDF and Video types. Click the Exhibit number.
By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser.
Road to Damascus Conversion: Derived from the Biblical story of Paul, the term “Damascus road conversion” is commonly used to refer to an abrupt about-face on a serious issue of religion, politics or philosophy. In this type of change, a single, dramatic event causes a person to become aligned with something he or she previously was against or support a position that he or she previously opposed. https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-damascus-road-conversion.htm#didyouknowout
As a 9/11 widow who has spent the last 17 years fighting for accountability with regard to the 9/11 attacks that killed my husband and 3,000 others, I find the recent uproar over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and alleged murder interesting and out of character for many of those decrying his disappearance and demanding an investigation and accountability.
Frankly, 9/11 Family members keep a running list of all those in Washington who have proved by their past actions to be against U.S. victims of terrorism and in support of nations like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a nation with a long history of supporting global Wahhabist terrorism. As victims of terrorism, we are ever vigilant and watchful about all those named on our lists. We follow these folks actions, their speeches, their legislation, because we know that they are never looking out for our best interests as U.S. victims of terrorism. As a group, our institutional memory is broad and long. And we never forget.
That’s why we all happened to notice the uncharacteristic behavior of so many of those on our lists with the advent of Jamal Khasoggi’s disappearance. And it made us wonder why so many people, who had previously always blindly supported the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, were now so vociferously jumping Saudi ship.
What had caused this Road to Damascus conversion?
Take for example those who fought against the release of The 28 Pages of the Joint Inquiry of Congress(JICI) that detailed the Saudi role in the 9/11 attacks for fear that The 28 Pages public release might harm the Saudi’s reputation and its very special relationship with the United States. A relationship, in large part, based on oil, weapons, money, and shared intelligence operations—things that have little to do with keeping American citizens safe. https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=27164
Regarding The 28 Pages, CIA Director, John Brennan once said, “releasing a classified section of the congressional investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States would be a mistake. A reason to keep them under wraps is they contain “unvetted information” that some could use to unfairly implicate Saudi Arabia in the terror attacks.” https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/278313-cia-director-28-pages-contains-inaccurate-information
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The New Bobby McIlvaine Ad Campaign: Make It Go Viral this September 11th!
Today, as we approach the 17th anniversary of 9/11, we are honored to release our new Bobby McIlvaine campaign ad.
Based on our seven-minute video, 9/11 Father Seeks Justice, which now has nearly two million views on Facebook, this brand new 37-second spot will be our primary vehicle for raising awareness of the Bobby McIlvaine Act during the upcoming 9/11 anniversary — when everyone is thinking about 9/11.
More about the campaign here
11 April 2018
Yesterday morning, attorneys from the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, together with more than a dozen family members of 9/11 victims, filed a petition with the interim U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey S. Berman, demanding that he present evidence of unprosecuted federal crimes at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, to a special grand jury.
According to the 52-page petition, which is accompanied by 57 exhibits, federal statute requires the U.S. Department of Justice to relay citizen reports of federal crimes to a special grand jury. The unprosecuted crime alleged to have taken place on 9/11 is the bombing of a place of public use or a government facility — as prohibited under the federal bombing statute or 18 U.S.C. § 2332f — as well as a conspiracy to commit, or the aiding and abetting of, said offense.
The petition states, “The Lawyers’ Committee has reviewed the relevant available evidence . . . and has reached a consensus that there is not just substantial or persuasive evidence of yet-to-be-prosecuted crimes related to the use of pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries . . . on 9/11, but there is actually conclusive evidence that such federal crimes were committed.”
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Hidden in the fine print of President Trump’s latest budget proposal is a detail that could directly impact 9/11 first responders: The reorganization of the federal agency that oversees their health treatment and monitoring.
Currently, the World Trade Center Health Program is housed within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. That agency, in turn, is under the umbrella of the Centers for Disease Control.
Under the 2019 fiscal year budget for NIOSH put forth by the White House, that agency will be carved out of the CDC and placed within the National Institute of Health.
The WTC Health Program will remain behind — within the CDC.
Although it would appear on paper to be a simple rearrangement, lawmakers and 9/11 advocates say the impact would be dreadful for the more than 83,000 responders and survivors who rely on the WTC Health Program to receive treatments, medications and monitoring for injuries and illnesses caused by toxins at Ground Zero and other 9/11 sites.
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The Bobby McIlvaine World Trade Center Investigation Act is draft legislation that would establish a Select Committee in either chamber of Congress to reinvestigate the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.
The Act is named after Bobby McIlvaine, who was tragically killed at the age of 26 while entering the North Tower of the World Trade Center and whose father, Bob, has been an outspoken leader in advocating for a new investigation.
Mr. McIlvaine and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth call on everyone who supports a new investigation to contact your members of Congress and urge them to introduce the Act. You can contact your members of Congress through our website at http://AE911Truth.org/Justice or directly on your own.
Contact information for your members of Congress can be found at https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials.
Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected an appeal by survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to publish a report into the role of Saudi Arabia in funding Islamic extremism in Britain.
She had no ulterior motive, by the way:
President Barack Obama has vetoed the legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The bill passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate and was met with widespread public support.
Known as “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” or JASTA, the bill creates an exemption to the doctrine of sovereign immunity established by a 1976 law, thus allowing US citizens to sue foreign countries for terrorism that kills Americans on US soil.
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The pain doesn’t go away” for 9/11 survivor Rick DeSantis, who spoke to RT on the eve of the tragedy’s 15th anniversary, calling for a full investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers.
DeSantis vividly recalls the “flames and the ball of fire” from that fateful September day 15 years ago, which still gives him nightmares even today.
“I think I only survived by the grace of God. When Tower One was hit by a plane, I proceeded to Tower Two to go inside. When I got to the doors of Tower Two, I heard the second plane… I turned around slowly… It seemed as though it was slow motion,” he told RT.
Almost 3,000 people lost their lives on September 11, 2001, as a result of a series of terrorist attacks in the US, with around 2,600 dying after two passenger planes slammed into the World Trade Center buildings in New York.
DeSantis witnessed the horrors first hand and helped to lead some of those caught up in the terrorist attacks to safety.
“I saw many, many things that day, and I saw the reactions that human beings take in situations like that. There are those that freeze and can’t move… and then there are those who go on autopilot like the firemen, who go straight into danger,” he said.
The 9/11 survivor, who is campaigning for greater healthcare for those affected by the disaster, also wants an independent inquiry to look into what actually happen on September 11 in more detail.
“The suffering has not stopped, not mentally or physically, and it is not going to stop. It has been 15 years. The pain does not go away,” he told RT.
“It is outrageous what we have gone through… the wars… Since 9/11, 57,000 factories have been closed in this country; $5 trillion have been spent and lost because of this, and we have had one illegal war after another. The questions, even the simplest of questions, have never been answered,” he said.
Alarmingly, DeSantis alleges that the authorities have tried to cover-up certain aspects of the terrorist attacks.
“How do buildings with 250,000 tons of structural high-grade steel, four inches thick, collapse at the speed of gravity and accelerating in its speed of collapse as it came down. There is only one way that can happen and that is a controlled demolition. I lived it, I was there and I heard the explosions, but it seems every time that you share this, it gets edited out.”
He believes the actual death toll was a lot higher than the official tally of 2,996 given by the authorities. He also mentioned that the fire at the site of the Twin Towers burned until March 2002, while two weeks after the accident, rescue services actually stopped digging “because they were hitting pockets of molten lava.”
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Sunday Express: 911 relative questions unanswered
A mainstream news outlet in the UK has given unprecedented coverage to the 9/11 truth issue.
The Sunday Express interviewed Matt Campbell – who is seeking a new investigation into the death of his brother in the 9/11 attacks – under the headline Brother of Briton murdered during 9/11 attacks calls for inquest to be re-opened.
The report in the Express emphasised the lack of hard evidence produced to support the official account of how suicide hijackers took America by surprise and flew two planes into the World Trade Center and a third into Pentagon.
Some experts argue that the symmetrical collapse at freefall speed of a third building, WTC 7, not hit by a plane, indicates the likelihood of a pre-planned controlled demolition. Others point to government reports indicating the alleged 9/11 hijackers were given cover by Saudi Arabian diplomats in the US and were actively protected from arrest by key officials in the CIA’s top secret Osama Bin Laden unit. Matt Campbell’s complaint is that the authorities refuse to offer hard evidence to support the official story.
Ian Henshall, author of 911 The New Evidence, interviewed in the Independent two weeks ago on 9/11, said today: “this is the most informative article to appear on the 9/11 attacks in the mainstream media in the UK since my book serialisation in the Daily Mail some years ago.
The Express also reports on the new play I.S.I.S running in Camden, London this week. The initials stand for Intelligence, Surveillance, Infiltration and Subversion. The play by Peter Neathey, said by one critic to be cleverly written and well acted, has attracted a positive feature in the respected local paper the Camden New Journal. It postulates a group of 9/11 sceptics who are infiltrated by MI5 as part of the Cameron government’s so-called Protect programme, which targets alleged conspiracy theorists as potential terrorists. The MI5 svengali is played by actor Michael Culver, widely known for his Star Wars role.
It follows the release of the hard hitting film Incontrovertible by Tony Rooke which has become an online hit. It focuses on the collapse of World Trade Centre Building 7 and features Matt’s interviews with a range of experts sceptical of the official story.
Daily Express link here
Independent article here
Camden New Journal article here