“Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh – that is to say, over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of sickness, of isolation, and of death. There is no serious piety without heroism. Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.”
– HENRI FREDERIC AMIEL (1821-1881) Swiss philosopher
ermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard or any remaining candidate for U.S. president in 2020 would arguably win the presidency and White House in a landslide – were he/she to join up with the over 3,000 Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry.
Regardless of whether and how long for any candidate(s) in the U.S. presidential race to come to their senses and take right action, Christopher Gioia of the Franklin Square-Munson Fire Commission and David Meiswinkle of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry aren’t waiting for them, – but instead are charging forward full-force in their historic quest for 9/11 Justice.
Christopher Gioia is urging the American people to contact their elected representatives at the city, county, state and federal levels and demanding a new investigation of 9/11. In addition, he’s urging fire, police, sheriff and other public safety agencies across America to replicate Franklin Square-Munson Fire Commission’s historic resolution calling for a new 9/11 probe.
Former police officer and now attorney David Meiswinkle is leading the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry in the legal battle to begin the mandatorySpecial 9/11 Grand Jury process at the Department of Justice’s office in New York City’s Southern District.
In a related matter pertaining to the impeachment of Donald Trump, it must be asked, and must become answered: What amalgamation of individuals and groups has in its possession the immense power necessary for 100% suppression of media reporting and politicians’ public acknowledgement of COFER BLACK sitting on the board of directors of Burisma Holdings – Ukraine? … Especially considering this is the same Burisma at the “ground zero” center of the Trump impeachment vis a vis “The Bidens and Burisma“? …
COFER BLACK was Bush-Cheney chief of Counter Terrorism on September 11, 2001 – understood by millions around the world as 9/11BIG LIE day, and the greatest military-intelligence false flag mass murder crime in world history. The war criminals responsible for the 9/11 crimes have obviously moved mountains, heaven, Earth and whatever else necessary to keep BLACK’s presence on Burisma’s board completely out of public awareness, in their legitimate fear that such awareness will result in finally breaking wide open, worldwide, the entire 9/11 deception.
In the midst of the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, the fourth president in America’s history to become impeached, answers are yet to emerge in relation to the following. Which brave man or woman journalist on Earth will become the first to report on Mr. Black and Burisma, and which brave man or woman U.S. politicians have the courage necessary to even say the name: COFER BLACK?
Please allow your conscience to decide what to do with this information concerning ongoing efforts to secure immeasurably important 9/11 Justice.
David Meiswinkle and Christopher Gioia in New York City
Date: December 11, 2019.
(Thank you to Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry at YouTube)
“If we are not able to prevent a third world war, we shall go down in history – if history should survive – as the guilty generation, the generation which did nothing to prevent the annihilation of mankind itself.”
– U THANT (1909-1974) Burmese Secretary General, United Nations
he four-hour 9/11 Memorial event in New York City on Saturday September 7, 2019 will become remembered, forever, – as the precise turning point where humanity shifted in maximally powerful, unstoppable fashion toward creating, for the first time, true peace on Earth.
Some will perceive such a statement as overly dramatic and/or drenched with hyperbole based on impractical wishful thinking, perhaps even telling themselves such a sentiment is total nonsense. Some will, depending on their base of knowledge regarding events which occurred on September 11, 2001, understand that finally revealing the truth does indeed offer a genuine chance of a better (read: more peaceful) future for the human race.
Why is this a valid stance? Because the broadest perception of 9/11 Truth and Justice become manifest and part of universally-recognized Earthly reality is this: such an end represents arguably the greatest moral confession of war criminality in the history of the world.
One might suggest that those in the cynical camp have little to no awareness of facts and circumstances associated with the 9/11 event. One might further suggest, specifically to the doubting and uninformed group, taking four hours of their time to learn about the event – by watching and studying the video (below) of the New York City 9/11 Memorial observed on September 7.
The Memorial’s host and major facilitator, Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, provided the following biographical information about the event’s invited speakers:
David R. Meiswinkle, Esq. President, is a criminal defense attorney, retired police officer of 23 years, and former U.S. Army veteran.
David founded the New Brunswick Taxpayers and Tenants Association and the New Brunswick Reporter, a community newspaper. His activism and articles outlining municipal corruption brought federal authorities into New Brunswick New Jersey which led to major criminal investigations,and arrests, indictments and convictions of prominent local politicians.
After leaving New Brunswick, David served as Secretary of the New Jersey Reform Party and was a national delegate to the Reform Party convention in Long Beach, CA., and body guard for Patrick Buchanan when he campaigned in New Jersey.
David was an independent for Governor against Chris Christie in 2009 with the designation “Middle Class Empowerment”. He also ran as an independent candidate candidate for Congress against Chris Smith in 2010 with the designation, “American Renaissance Movement.
David is founder and President of New Jersey 9/11 Aware, a non-profit organization founded in order to educate the public of the need for a new unbiased investigation.
David is co- host of Quantum Matrix Radio and co-founder of Quantum Matrix Alternative Media, LLC
Mr. Meiswinkle is also a Board of Director member of Lawyers Committee For 9/11 Inquiry and was a panelist at the unprecedented 9/11 Justice in Focus Conference.
He holds a B.A. from Rutgers College, a M.A. from New York University, and a J.D. from Seton Hall University Law School.
Date of Event: September 7, 2019, NYC
New York Area Fire Commissioners Make History, Call for New 9/11 Investigation by Ted Walter July 27, 2019
They started off by saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Ten minutes later, they were reading the text of a resolution claiming the existence of “overwhelming evidence” that “pre-planted explosives . . . caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings.”
And so it was, on July 24, 2019 — nearly 18 years after the horrific attacks that traumatized a nation and changed the world forever — the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District, which oversees a volunteer fire department serving a hamlet of 30,000 residents just outside of Queens, New York, became the first legislative body in the country to officially support a new investigation into the events of 9/11.
The resolution, drafted and introduced by Commissioner Christopher Gioia, was unanimously approved by the five commissioners. Members of the audience — including the families of fallen firefighters Thomas J. Hetzel and Robert Evans, both Franklin Square natives — joined in solemn but celebratory applause after the fifth “ay” was spoken.
Conversing with guests after the meeting, Commissioner Dennis Lyons remarked on the enormous and lasting toll that 9/11 has taken on the Franklin Square community. “We have a memorial — a piece of steel from the World Trade Center with 28 holes where the nuts and bolts used to go,” Lyons explained. “Every year on the 11th, we put a rose in each hole for the 24 Nassau County firefighters and four Franklin Square residents who died on 9/11.”
Mick Harrison, Esq., Director of Litigation, is a Public Interest Attorney, graduate summa cum laude of the University of the District of Columbia School of law. Attorney Harrison has a national practice focused on cases that involve whistleblower protection, government accountability, corporate fraud and false claims, and dangers to public health or the environment.
Over the last 25 years he has worked in partnership on such cases with The Government Accountability Project (GAP); Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER); the Chemical Weapons Working Group (CWWG); the National Sierra Club; Greenpeace; and Vietnam veterans organizations, among others.
Attorney Harrison is licensed in Pennsylvania and admitted to practice before the U. S. Courts of Appeal for the 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
The official explanation of the events on and surrounding 9/11 has not been established in a court of law or by an objective and thorough investigation by either Congress or the 9/11 Commission. Our overall mission is to develop and implement a detailed legal strategy to achieve transparency and accountability under the law, regarding the unprosecuted crimes of 9/11.
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the Congress initiated the “Joint Inquiry” and the government eventually also created the 9/11 Commission to investigate and explain what had occurred. Almost immediately, and in the years thereafter, serious questions were raised about both the Joint House and Senate Intelligence Committees’ Inquiry and the 9/11 Commission’s version of the events surrounding 9/11. Many observers, including notably the families of the victims, criticized both inquiries for failing to address key questions.
The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of lawyers, investigators, scientists and concerned citizens created to promote transparency and accountability regarding the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
Thank you for making the FBI Lawsuit possible – Bob McIlvaine
My Son Believed that ‘Knowledge Is Power’. Today, He Would Proudly Support Our Efforts
Dear Fellow 9/11 Truth Advocates,
Last night, we reached the fundraising goal for the FBI 9/11 Review Commission Lawsuit, of which I am proud to be a plaintiff along with AE911Truth, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, and Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli, who lost her son, William, on 9/11.
On behalf of both organizations and Barbara, I would like to thank you for your generous donations to this most important lawsuit.
Growing up, my son Bobby had a poster on his wall that said “Knowledge Is Power.” He was an avid student who thought deeply about the social history of the U.S. and the world. His senior thesis, “Shadows Across the Snow: Blackness and the White Literary Mind,” dealt with the subtle and constant preoccupation with race in mainstream literature by white Americans. He had a tremendous ability to understand and empathize with others.
If Bobby were alive today, I know that he would proudly support the efforts of the 9/11 Truth Movement. That is because underlying everything we do for this cause is our belief that by expanding our knowledge — in particular, our knowledge of what happened on 9/11 and our knowledge of why it happened — we have the power to make the world a much better place.
Not everybody believes in the power of everyday people to change the world. But you do. I thank you for having that belief and for being part of this endeavor to uncover more about what actually took place on 9/11.
Father of Bobby McIlvaine
Dr. Gary Null
Throughout his career, Gary Null has made hundreds of radio and television broadcasts throughout the country as an environmentalist, consumer advocate, investigative reporter and nutrition educator. More than 28 different Gary Null television specials have appeared on PBS stations throughout the nation, inspiring and motivating millions of viewers.
He originated and completed more than one hundred major investigations on health issues resulting in the use of material by 20/20 and 60 Minutes. Dr. Null started this network to provide his followers with a media outlet for health and advocacy.
Gary takes on the real issues that the mainstream media is afraid to tackle.
Mark Crispin Miller is professor of media studies at New York University, and the author of the book: Fooled Again, How the Right Stole the 2004 Elections. He is known for his writing on American media and for his activism on behalf of democratic media reform. His books include Boxed In: The Culture of TV, Seeing Through Movies, and Mad Scientists, a study of war propaganda.
He graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in 1971, Johns Hopkins University with an MA in 1973, and a Ph.D. in 1977. His parents, Jordan and Anita Miller, are the founders of Academy Chicago Publishers.
He is a signatory to the 9/11 Truth Statement. Interviewed by the New York Observer website, Miller said anyone using the conspiracy theory description “in a pejorative sense is a witting or unwitting CIA asset”.
Richard Gage The founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Mr. Gage spoke on the recently published University of Alaska-Fairbanks Building 7 study led by engineering Professor Leroy Hulsey, which concluded – contrary to the report on Building 7 by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) – that fires did not bring down the 47-story structure on 9/11.
Ansgar Schneider A mathematician/physicist from Germany, Mr. Schneider shared his research into the collapse of The North Tower on 9/11, concluding that additional as-yet-unidentified factors are the explanation for aspects of the collapse, but this was not investigated by the 9/11 Commission.
Kirk Wiebe A National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower, Mr. Wiebe discussed his experience as a high-level technology expert with the NSA of his superiors’ rejection of a $1.9 million software program which could likely have prevented 9/11.
Rachel Hughes As a 9/11 First Responder, Ms. Hughes discussed her long, difficult series of health problems associated with toxic dust around the 9/11 destruction area, and her efforts to help others similarly stricken with extremely challenging medical conditions, due to their close proximity to the World Trade Center rescue sites.
Much more could be said here about this truly historic event. We would just ask readers to consider sharing the 4-hour video with all of your family, friends, associates, your local fire and police departments, email contacts, media, etc.. In other words, please do what you can to share this profoundly important information with as much of humanity on Earth as possible, for the obvious reasons. Thank you.
n April 7, 2018 a video of an alleged chemical attack in Douma, a suburb of Syria’s capitol city Damascus, went viral on both corporate and independent media worldwide. Despite attempts by officials from Syria, Russia and other nations to point out the video presented a false scenario, and that no chemical attack whatsoever occurred, U.S. President Donald Trump, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and France’s President Emmanuel Macron agreed on the launch of an illegal over 100-missile attack on Syria.
Fast forward to February 2019 … After the bombshell announcement by a producer at BBC, Riam Dalati, that the Douma hospital video depicted a White Helmets-enabled staged event, the question now becomes one of whether Trump, May and Macron will acknowledge this and issue an apology. It seems impossible to imagine that U.S. President Donald Trump was unaware of the staged event allegation before authorizing the air strikes. The same is to be said of Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron, respectively.
Keeping those sentiments in mind, people might pay close attention to the personal manner, wording and style of delivery of the President of the United States in Donald Trump’s world-publicized press announcement of the Syria bombing strikes.
Trump’s statement on Syria air strikes (April 2018):
(Thank you to ABC News (Australia) at YouTube)
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova noted the BBC chemical attack development in her February 14, 2019 news briefing, reiterating that Russian and Syrian officials had hoped – to no avail/unsuccessfully – to avoid the unnecessary, reckless U.S., U.K., France launch of bombs, by sharing the truth of the issue very shortly after the incident.
Ms. Zakharova noted: “The culmination of this theater of absurd may be a statement by a BBC producer, who confirmed based on his own research that the footage (Douma) had been staged with direct participation of (the) White Helmets.”
BBC Syria Producer Riam Dalati says Douma chemical incident was a staged event:
(Thank you to RT at YouTube)
Some believe the illegal April 2018 bombing of Syria by Trump, May and Macron, not authorized by either the U.S. Congress or the United Nations Security Council, had been pre-planned – actually meant to provoke a counter attack from Syria and escalation of offensive military actions to major war.
Fortunately there was no military response from Syria, and a more dangerous and destructive increase in warring, potentially breaking out of the regional to world war dimensions, became averted.
On December 19, 2018, Donald Trump went on Twitter and announced that the U.S. military under his orders as Commander-in-Chief were leaving Syria immediately. For whatever reasons, after close to (2) months since Trump’s surprise announcement, the idea of American soldiers leaving Syria has become abandoned, and reportedly – instead of complete withdrawal of forces – another 1,000 U.S. soldiers have moved/located into Syria.
Some believe Trump’s December 19 “announcement” was a form of psychological warfare operation to attract total world media attention toward his action – and away from the December 20, 2018 United Nations meeting which presented a shocking range of crimes committed by the so-called humanitarian group, the White Helmets.
Some might find it more than coincidental that the White Helmets were behind the staging and filming of the false April 2018 Douma chemical attack, and that Trump’s Syria announcement came within 24 hours of a United Nations meeting devastating to the Oscar-winning reputation of the White Helmets.
With the always highly anticipated Academy Awards just around the corner, – and given an Oscar became awarded to a documentary which positioned the White Helmets as heroes – it might be very interesting to see how these developments become received and/or responded to by top Hollywood officials running the yearly event … bigger than the Superbowl in viewership, seen by billions of people around the Earth.
In another equally troubling and directly related event, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted – then deleted within hours – a message on Twitter which included an admission or very strong implication that war against Iran has been planned.
Netanyahu deletes Twitter post on “war with Iran”:
It seems an eminent, perfectly reasonable expectation by the people of America, Britain and France of an imminent and sincere apology with regard to the April 2018 bombing of Syria coming from their highest elected officials: Trump, May and Macron. Their statements of apology, or, conversely, failure to adequately address the tremendously important matter, will assuredly go a long way towards defining the moral character of the leaders, – especially and precisely as perceived by their nations’ citizens now aware of these developments. As for Benjamin Netanyahu … The people of Israel are waiting for an honest explanation, as well.
Detention Of Marzieh Hashemi Pursuant To Material Witness Order Borders On Political Kidnapping
ny discussion of the detention of journalist Marzieh Hashemi must begin in the historical context that all presidents have used the Department of Justice for constitutionally prohibited personal ends. The calculated seizure and political intimidation of Mrs. Hashemi and her family in the United States is but the most recent flagrant instance.
Whether it’s the deportation of political enemies during the Palmer Raids of the early 1900’s, or the COINTELPRO attacks a half a century later upon dissidents of color through assassination, mock show trials and indefinite detention of political prisoners, or the post 9-11 hysteria that drove hundreds of thousands of Muslims from the United States, or the targeted attack on whistle blowers and construct of the surveillance state by the last president, all have seen their executive power as essentially boundless, and their thirst to use it . . . largely unrestrained.
Yet none before has been so public, indeed brazen, as is the current one in his utter contempt for the settled rule of law and procedure. Indeed in Trump’s view the Department of Justice exists as but a mere extension of his own political thirst and agenda and may be employed as a tool to implement personal and political reprisal. In this light, the lawless seizure of Marzieh Hashemi was as predictable as it is ominous in both process and substance.
The history of the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) has largely lain dormant with few prosecutions, if any, for violations and none before that have triggered the seizure of an American journalist pursuant to the subterfuge of a material witness order, here employed as little more than political handcuffs.
As of now there has been no official comment by the Department of Justice as to the nature of the grand jury dodge that served for the illegal and unnecessary seizure of Mrs. Hashemi when she recently de-boarded a flight in St. Louis, Missouri.
nitial grounds for the unprecedented seizure of the highly respected anchor for Press TV swung wildly, ranging from leverage to obtain the release of other Americans “held” in Iran to a US investigation into possible violations of the recently re-imposed political sanctions against Iran to OFAC violations (Office of Financial Assets Control) arising from her unlicensed work for a designated foreign state.
If, as it turns out, the seizure of Mrs. Hashemi finds its genesis in an unprecedented criminal investigation of a news outlet pursuant to FARA, to understand just how calculated and arbitrary a step it is, one need only look at its very different application against the Russian state-owned media outlets Sputnik and RT.
Cast in the light of the hysteria over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, Congress and various government agencies turned their attention to both outlets. Claiming the need to provide listeners with notice as to their partisan bent, in point of fact FARA was used against Sputnik and RT as so much a legislative bully-pulpit in a readily transparent effort to “purify” if not control the message of these two foreign-owned outlets.
Yet, if FARA triggered the stunning seizure of Marzieh Hashemi, that precipitous step bears no likeliness whatsoever to the procedural and substantive approach employed by the US government with regard to like violations by Sputnik and RT.
In neither case were journalists of the networks seized by the government for possible violation of FARA. In neither case were the networks targeted for grand jury investigation. In fact, unlike here, both media outlets were given ample opportunity to raise objections to the applicability of FARA to their activity and when their arguments proved unavailing a chance to either register with it or to cease operations within the United States. Failing this, the government threatened but did not, at any time, undertake criminal prosecutions or arrests of employees, let alone journalists, who worked for the outlets.
hat is not what has apparently happened here with Press TV. In this regard, there is no evidence that Press TV was put on notice that it’s “presence” within the United States or acquiring and using information it received in and about controversial US issues for airing in Iran, and elsewhere, triggered FARA oversight let alone a criminal violation of its reach. Nor, does it appear, Press TV was given an opportunity to challenge a claim that its activity fell within the rubric of FARA. Finally, there is no evidence Press TV was given an option to either register with FARA or to cease its operation or a warning that failure to do so could result in the prosecution of the network or the arrest of its journalists.
In this light, it is palpably clear that the Department of Justice has employed a double standard between its approach to the application of FARA to Sputnik and RT and to that applied as against Press TV.
Given a grand jury investigation into Press TV for an alleged criminal violation of FARA and the arrest of one of its most respected journalists, it is beyond cavil that the US government has chosen to selectively enforce and punish it for political reasons driven, no doubt, by an Oval Office agenda.
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