U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch: “Release 28 Pages – Bring Terrorist Backers To Justice.”

Posted on February 17, 2015

by Jerry Alatalo

keyboard7-1Alphabet Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch spoke on the floor of Congress on February 12, 2015 calling for passage of H. Res 14 – declassification of the so-called “28 Pages” associated with Saudi financing of 9/11. In his 5-minute address to members of the United States House of Representatives, Mr. Lynch pointed out that releasing the 28 pages to the public/American people will not harm, in any way, security of the United States or any persons employed by the government in preventing attacks.

Mr. Lynch also urged his colleagues, the elected men and women representatives from the 50 states in Congress, to read the 28 pages. The fact that Mr. Lynch even has to remind/push men and women members of Congress to read the up-until-now classified pages is frankly astonishing and unbelievably disappointing. Men and women from the 50 states elected to the House, in all candor, should already have read them without any need for prompting.

That any elected representatives of the U.S. Congress have yet to read the information in those pages, concerning what in most observers’ view is the most consequential Earthly event in the 21st century, leaves one truly at a loss for words. As amazingly shocking as the fact some politicians haven’t read the documents is, the need for surviving family members’ request for the documents to become public gets granted – and of equal or greater importance, the need for the American and world’s people to learn the absolute truth – remain unaddressed while classified status maintains.

Congressman Lynch has read the documents. In his 5-minute address he refers to terrorist groups operating here and now on Earth: al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, and others presently committing brutal acts of violence in the Middle East, Africa and other regions. His mention of terrorist groups operating now in 2015 should not be seen as a “coincidental” aspect of Mr. Lynch’s message. Because the documents are still classified, no member of Congress or the Senate who reads them can divulge certain information or face legal penalties/punishment.

One can only guess the legal considerations Congressman Lynch took into account when writing his short address delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives. That said, it would probably be a good guess that he’s telling his colleagues and the American people to consider very seriously that information in those 28 pages – when it becomes declassified with passage of H. Res 14 – is of extreme and profound importance for understanding major terrorist events occurring today.

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(Thank you to Congressman Stephen F. Lynch at YouTube)

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