By Jerry Alatalo
enowned legal expert/attorney, professor and author Daniel Sheehan was one of the keynote speakers in New York City over the weekend (September 10-11) at the Justice In Focus 9/11 symposium. Mr. Sheehan shared details of major historic American cases he’d participated in and/or led, to provide relevant examples of difficulties and challenges the men and women pushing any effort to prosecute the potential criminals responsible for 9/11 will run up against.
From facing aggressive criticism by corporate media, to politically appointed judges who will block efforts for 9/11 justice, to probable near-endless resources available to individuals named as defendants, men and women lawyers on any team working for justice after 15 years will need their legal plans, tactics, and details in proper order – their legal “ducks in a row”.
A legal effort to prosecute individuals responsible for the crimes of 9/11 represents a higher level of seriousness than normal petty political crimes, and another category of scandal or crime involving national politics/government. The extremely rare events of 9/11 are criminal offenses for which existing legal institutions were never designed to handle.
To help illustrate the extraordinary legal nature and seriousness of the crimes committed on 9/11, Mr. Sheehan shares the words of President Jimmy Carter administration official Gary Sick, where Sick, referring to the Iran-Contra scandal, quotes a French poet: “..(crimes) so grave that they cause the very foundation of the law itself to tremble.”
Mr. Sheehan shared more words written by Gary Sick: “We know what to do with someone caught appropriating funds, but when confronted with evidence of a systematic attempt to undermine the very democratic political system itself, we all recoil in a general failure of nerve.”
In what was a very informative, revealing and forceful talk, Daniel Sheehan ended by telling men and women seriously considering lawsuits against the planners of 9/11 that, once begun: “..they better not stop, better not delay, but must be ready to go all the way with this.”
He also pointed out any 9/11 case would end up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, making clear potential legal actions involve extremely high-level litigation, a heightened level of scrutiny, more attempts by judges to dismiss, and the necessity to “cross every ‘T’ and dot every ‘I’ .”
More people are becoming aware of the individuals and/or groups behind the 9/11 attacks as the U.S. “Deep State”. Of the remaining candidates in the 2016 presidential election, only Dr. Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka of the Green Party have called for a new, independent investigation of 9/11.
Gary Null of the Progressive Radio Network posted a 15-year commemorative, 6-hour compilation of 9/11 interviews, including a talk with Daniel Sheehan. Other experts on various aspects of 9/11 interviewed by Mr. Null include:
- Barbara Honeger, Former White House Policy analyst, founding member of Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth
- Richard Gage, Founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
- James Fetzer, Professor emeritus of the Philosophy of Science University of Minnesota, founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth
- Graeme MacQueen, Retired professor of Comparative Religion at McMaster University in Ontario, co-editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of 9/11 Studies
- Scott Bennett, Federal whistle-blower, author of “Shell Game”, former U.S. Army Special Operations officer specializing in terrorist financing
- David Chandler, Retired physics teacher and board member of Scientists for 9/11 Truth
- Lee Jamieson, Organizer of 9/11 Truth symposiums and founder of HR14.org
Consider Gary Null’s compilation of interviews a 6-hour audio book on the events of September 11, 2001. Thank you, Gary Null.