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The World Is About To Change.

(Originally published by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth)

Seeking Justice for 9/11 Heroes: An Interview with New York Area Fire Commissioner Christopher Gioia

Andrew Steele: On July 24, 2019, the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District, which oversees a volunteer fire department that serves a hamlet of 30,000 residents, just outside of Queens, New York, made history by unanimously passing a resolution that supports a new investigation into the events of September 11, 2001, becoming the first legislative body in the country to do so.

Today, we’re joined by the man who introduced that resolution, Christopher Gioia. He’s a former firefighter and chief of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department, and now a commissioner that oversees that department. Mr. Gioia, welcome to the show.

Christopher Gioia: Thank you very much, Mr. Steele.

Steele: Before we get into the big news that everybody is talking about in the movement, and all throughout alternative media, we want to get to know you a little bit more, so please tell us about yourself and your career.

Gioia: Well, let’s see. I am presently in the construction industry. Franklin Square Fire Department is a volunteer fire department. We’re comprised of people from all walks and all trades. I’ve been in Franklin Square, I guess, for most of my life. I grew up maybe a block away from the firehouse, so when I was growing up, I used to sit on the curb and watch the firetrucks go by. I always wanted to be a fireman.

In the meantime, I completed high school, and I had joined the Marine Corps. When I had gotten out of the Marine Corps, I came back to town, and I wanted to continue my service, because the fire department is a paramilitary organization, so I went to the fire department, and I joined the local fire department. I’ve been with the Franklin Square/Munson Fire Department now for 32 years. I rose through the ranks, lieutenant and captain. I went through the chief’s office. We have three chiefs, second assistant, first assistant, and then you become chief of department. Those are two-year terms.

Then some years went by. We also have the fire district, which is comprised of five fire commissioners, who are responsible for the buildings and the grounds, the maintenance of the equipment, uniforms, and such. Pretty much, it’s administrative, and you pay the bills, but it is an elected position, and you have to submit a petition and run for office, and there are other people out there that you have to run against, so you actually have to mount a campaign. Then whatever monies, because it’s public money, everything has to be done according to state law. Everything has to be voted on, and there’s policies and procedures, and everything has to be on the up and up and above board.

We are audited by the state. We have our own internal auditors. Every penny is accounted for, and we do run a tight ship over here. I’ve been a commissioner now for about, I guess, three years. They’re five-year terms, so I’m probably about halfway through. You lose track of time. When you get older, things have a tendency to blur a little bit.

Steele: Is it just one term that you have or are allowed, or are you allowed to run again, when the five years are up?

Gioia: You can run again for another five-year term. You could actually stay in office. The other four commissioners have been in office 10, 15, maybe 20 years, so I’m pretty much the new kid on the block. The other members… We have another ex-chief, who’s sitting on the board, as well. He was chief of the department back in the late ’80s or the early ’90s. That would actually be Commissioner Malloy. Then you have Commissioner Saltzman, who is a member of Engine Company Number Three. You have Commissioner Lyons, who is a member of Engine Company Number Two. Commissioner Joseph Torregrossa, he’s the chairman, and he’s also a member of Engine Company Number Two.

You can run again. Five-year terms is a long time, but if you’re in there, and you like what you’re doing, it’s pretty procedural after… For me, personally, after being chief and being commissioner, coming into the district, it’s actually a less hectic pace. When you’re chief, you respond to every call, and you’re out there on the front lines. Pretty much, the commissioners are the ones in the background, just paying all the bills. It’s a lot less hectic. It’s more relaxed. When you get a little older, you want to be a little bit more relaxed.

Steele: I understand that myself, as I’m getting older. Believe me. Now, please tell us about your 9/11 story. Where were you on the day of September 11th, and how did you first hear the news?

Gioia: On 9/11, I was working… As I said, I do construction for a living. I’m a construction surveyor. I work for a large construction company. I was working on new construction of a small power plant on the river, the East River in Brooklyn, just north of the Williamsburg Bridge. I was working with a gentleman, who works in Upstate New York. We were working. We’re less than two miles from the Trade Center, and you have a spectacular view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn side of the river.

We heard this explosion, me and my partner, and he remarked something like, “Is somebody blasting around here?” Because he knew what the sound was. It didn’t register, so we looked around, and somebody said, “Hey, look! The Trade Center, the Twin Towers, is on fire.” We were looking at it, and we’re like… We pretty much knew right away. We’re like, okay, a plane hit it or a helicopter hit it. It was up high, and there was enough smoke and fire that we could see.

Then somebody ran out of one of the trailers and said that a plane had hit the North Tower. It was a spectacularly beautiful day. It was just this beautiful blue sky. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and it was this perfect day. I’m thinking to myself, I’m like, this guy, whoever was flying the plane, how could you hit the building? It’s just absolutely perfect flying weather.

I have survey equipment, which is pretty much like a telescope, so we focused the instruments on the North Tower, and I could see the imprint of the plane. I could actually see everything. Just looking at it, it was registering that we all thought it was maybe a small propeller plane, like a Piper Cub or something like that, but just from looking at the damage, it was like you knew that it was something larger.

In the meantime, then, the person… People were running around, scurrying, and they didn’t know what was going on, and then all of a sudden, we were watching. Then from our vantage point, we couldn’t see the plane coming from the other side, because the second plane that hit the South Tower came from the Statue of Liberty side, which is the New Jersey side, and the building exploded, and it blew out on the side, and then all hell broke loose. We were like, we’re under attack, you know?

People just wanted to leave the job. Me and my partner, we were transfixed on what we were seeing, because we had the instruments set up, and people wanted to see what was going on. We actually could see people waving for help. I could see people waving their clothes from the windows. I actually saw the lady who was perched at the bottom of the impact hole in the North Tower. I believe she was identified, and she ultimately wound up being killed, but I saw her.

Then it got even worse, because then you saw people jumping out of the building, and then that was it. I couldn’t watch it anymore, and I had to get home to my wife and my kids. My son was just about a year old. I told my boss. I said, “Listen, I’m out of here,” so I jumped in my truck, and we’re about… From Brooklyn to my house is probably about 20 miles, and it’s about maybe five or six miles to get to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.

When I had driven about five miles to get on the expressway, when I got up to the expressway, I looked in the rear view mirror, and the whole sky of Manhattan down by the Trade Centers was just blacked out by this cloud. I guess the North Tower had collapsed, but I didn’t know it yet. People had just stopped on the highway, and everybody was just staring. I turned on the radio, and then all kinds of reports were coming in. I just, I flew home, and I made it home in record time. It must’ve taken me 15-20 minutes, because I was literally doing 90 miles an hour down the highway to get home.

I got home, and I threw open the door. My wife looked at me, and she goes, the South Tower just collapsed. I couldn’t understand. I said to her, I go, “What do you mean the South Tower just collapsed?” I go, “What happened to the North Tower?” She said, “That one collapsed 15 minutes ago.” I just sat back down on the couch with my wife, and we just sat there, and we watched TV. We were just in shock, because it was just too much to take in. We just sat there, and we just watched, watched the TV, and we just watched everything, as it unfolded.

Steele: It was horrible enough to watch it on television from Florida, where I was at the time. I can’t imagine standing there watching what you just described through your equipment that day, and seeing that. I know for New Yorkers, it had, of course, a more profound impact, because they actually lived it, people in New York and in the surrounding areas. It happened right in front of them. I understand that you had friends that died on September 11th. Do you want to tell us about them, and the lives that they lived?

Gioia: Yes, that’s correct, Andrew. I lost three of my friends, who were city firemen. One of them, Thomas Hetzel, was in the department here in Franklin Square. The other two lived in Franklin Square, and I was friends with them. I grew up with firefighter, Robert Evans. We used to pretty much hang out, maybe down at the park. He was a friend from school. Then the other firefighter, Michael Kiefer, he was one of these kids who used to come around the firehouse on his bicycle, and he was a… We’d call him a buff. He would have his scanner, and he would follow the trucks around. He grew up, and he joined the fire department.

He went into the towers. He responded. They never found him. I think they found little bits and pieces of Bobby. I was speaking to his sister the other day. They actually recovered some more parts or bone fragments. Tom they found in a stairwell. He was on his way out of the building. I was really good friends with Tom. I pretty much grew up with him. I went to his wedding. We did things together, and he was a good friend. They were all good people.

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9/11 Truth Legal Battle Shifts After Major Action.

By Jerry Alatalo

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry

Petition to U.S. Attorney to Report Federal Crimes to Grand Jury

he nonprofit public interest organization, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc. is filing a Petition with the U. S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York formally requesting, pursuant to federal statute, that he present to a special grand jury extensive evidence of thus-far unprosecuted federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center (WTC) Towers on 9/11/01. The evidence presented in the Petition and the exhibits thereto is considered by the Lawyers’ Committee, after careful evaluation, to be conclusive.

In the Petition, the Lawyers’ Committee explains that the U. S. Attorney is legally required to present the evidence submitted to a grand jury. The 52-page Petition, accompanied by 57 exhibits, presents extensive scientific and eye-witness evidence that explosives were used to destroy three WTC buildings on 9/11, including:

1) Independent scientific laboratory analysis of WTC dust samples showing the presence of high-tech explosives and/or incendiaries in the form of thermite or thermate.

2) Testimony of numerous New York firefighters who were 9/11 First Responders that they heard sounds of explosions and saw explosions on 9/11 at the WTC resembling controlled demolitions, and some reported seeing molten iron like in a foundry.

3) Testimony and scientific analysis by numerous architects, engineers, physicists, and chemists which demonstrates conclusively that the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 were brought down by use of explosives and incendiaries, not by airplane impacts or the resulting jet fuel and building fires.

4) Expert analysis of seismic evidence that explosions occurred at the WTC towers on 9/11 prior to the airplane impacts, and prior to the building collapses.

The Petition presents scientific reports and testimony explaining that the documented presence of molten iron proves that temperatures were present at Ground Zero much higher than those that jet fuel and building contents could create when burned, extreme temperatures consistent with use of the high tech explosive and incendiary materials called thermite and thermate.

The Petition also presents scientific reports and testimony explaining that the presence of previously molten iron microspheres, which have been established as present in the WTC dust in large quantities by electron microscope analysis of WTC dust samples, by both government and independent scientists, is scientifically impossible based on the burning of jet fuel and office contents alone but would be expected from the use of thermite or thermate.

Video evidence is also presented that shows the ejection during the collapse of WTC 1 and 2 of heavy steel elements laterally some distance from these WTC buildings which would not be possible from a gravity-driven collapse.

In addition, the Petition notes that scientific analysis, eyewitness testimony, and government reports confirm sulfidation and high temperature corrosion of the steel found in the rubble after the collapse of the WTC towers and WTC 7, a phenomenon not expected in a jet fuel fire and gravity driven collapse but consistent with the use of thermate.

The Petition cites longstanding federal court precedent that recognizes that a grand jury may act independently of any branch of government. The Petition adds that Federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 3332(a), requires the United States Attorney who receives information concerning an alleged federal crime from any person, if requested by that person, to provide that information to a special grand jury. The Petition emphasizes that this federal law creates a duty on the part of the United States Attorney, and removes the prosecutor’s discretion in deciding whether to present information to the grand jury.

The Petition cites the law that makes it a federal offense to bomb places of public use and government facilities. In the Petition, the Lawyers’ Committee concludes that the scientific, video, and eye-witness evidence taken together is conclusive that explosive and incendiary devices that had been pre-placed at the WTC were detonated causing the complete collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9/11, substantially increasing the tragic loss of life from the terrorist attacks. The Lawyers’ Committee states unequivocally that the evidence permits no other conclusion — as a matter of science, as a matter of logic, and as a matter of law.

Pointing out that these crimes were not committed by a single person acting alone but rather by several persons acting in concert, the Petition urges that the attention of the jurors should not be limited simply to the bombing crime but should include a full inquiry into the crimes of aiding and abetting and conspiracy, and into those who may be guilty of these additional crimes, whether or not such parties are principals (direct perpetrators).

The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote transparency and accountability regarding 9/11. The Lawyers’ Committee’s work includes conducting investigations and public education in the public interest regarding matters related to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and the circumstances leading up to and following those events. A primary focus of the Lawyers’ Committee is government accountability for the diligent investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the crimes related to 9/11 (whether those responsible are foreign or domestic individuals, corporations, or government entities).

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(Transcript of Press Event – April 10, 2018)

“Witness this historic press conference”

Les Jamieson: Hello. My name is Les Jamieson. I’m a big supporter and participant with the efforts of the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Truth. We want to welcome everybody to witness this historic press conference. This is the culmination of many, many years of hard work of researchers and activists all involved in a quest for the true explanation and full spectrum analysis and exposing of all the evidence of the events of 9/11. And this is also, more specifically, a culmination of three years of hard work and research and strategizing by a team of lawyers called the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Truth. Right … Let me rephrase it … They are a nonprofit organization called the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry.

Their website is LCFor911.org. And there’s a groundbreaking article on Op-Ed news.com about this event today by Andrew Craig. We urge everybody to go to Op-Ed news.com … send a million people there to read the article, and then also to the website LCFor911.org.. With that I’m going to introduce you to the attorneys and also you’re going to hear from a 9/11 family member Bob McIlvaine. And first we’re going to start off with Julio Gomez. He’s on the board for the Lawyers for 9/11 Inquiry and is part of the entire process to formulate this grand jury petition.

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End The 9/11 Nightmare.

By Jerry Alatalo

“But the peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth; if wrong, they lose what is always as great a benefit – the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.”

– JOHN STUART MILL (1806-1873) English political economist, philosopher

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THE BOBBY MCILVAINE WORLD TRADE CENTER INVESTIGATION ACT

Resolved,

SECTION 1. ESTABLISHMENT.

There is hereby established the Select Committee on the investigation of the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 (hereinafter referred to as the “Select Committee”).

SEC. 2. COMPOSITION.

(a) The Speaker shall appoint 12 Members to the Select Committee, five of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader.
(b) The Speaker shall designate one Member to serve as chair of the Select Committee.
(c) Any vacancy in the Select Committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

SEC. 3. INVESTIGATION AND REPORT ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TWIN TOWERS AND BUILDING 7.

(a) The Select Committee is authorized and directed to conduct a full and complete investigation and study and issue a final report of its findings to the House regarding—
(1) the likely technical cause or causes of the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7, including a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives and/or incendiaries that may have been the actual cause of the destruction;
(2) the circumstances surrounding the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 that would have allowed for their destruction by means of controlled demolition using explosives and/or incendiaries;
(3) the validity, or lack thereof, of the findings and conclusions of the investigation conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology;
(b) In addition to the final report addressing the matters in subsection (a), the Select Committee may issue such interim reports as it deems necessary.

SEC. 4. PROCEDURE.

(a) Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives shall apply to the Select Committee except as follows:
(1) Clause 2(a) of rule XI shall not apply to the Select Committee.
(2) Pursuant to clause 2(h) of rule XI, two Members of the Select Committee shall constitute a quorum for taking testimony or receiving evidence and one third of the Members of the Select Committee shall constitute a quorum for taking any action other than one for which the presence of a majority of the Select Committee is required.
(3) The chair of the Select Committee may authorize and issue subpoenas pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI in the investigation and study conducted pursuant to section 3 of this resolution, including for the purpose of taking depositions.
(4) (A) The chair of the Select Committee, upon consultation with the ranking minority member, may order the taking of depositions, under oath and pursuant to notice or subpoena, by a Member of the Select Committee or a counsel of the Select Committee.
(B) Depositions taken under the authority prescribed in this paragraph shall be governed by the procedures submitted by the chair of the Committee on Rules for printing in the Congressional Record.
(5) The chair of the Select Committee may, after consultation with the ranking minority member, recognize—
(A) Members of the Select Committee to question a witness for periods longer than five minutes as though pursuant to clause 2(j)(2)(B) of rule XI; and
(B) staff of the Select Committee to question a witness as though pursuant to clause 2(j)(2)(C) of rule XI.
(b) The Select Committee shall take testimony from no fewer than three experts in engineering or related fields who present evidence supporting the theory that explosives and/or incendiaries were used in the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7.

SEC. 5. RECORDS; STAFF; FUNDING.

(a) Any committee of the House of Representatives having custody of records in any form relating to the matters described in section 3 shall transfer such records to the Select Committee within 14 days of the adoption of this resolution. Such records shall become the records of the Select Committee.
(b) (1) (A) To the greatest extent practicable, the Select Committee shall utilize the services of staff of employing entities of the House. At the request of the chair of the Select Committee in consultation with the ranking minority member, staff of employing entities of the House or a joint committee may be detailed to the Select Committee without reimbursement to carry out this resolution and shall be deemed to be staff of the Select Committee.
(B) Section 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 4301(i)) shall apply with respect to the Select Committee in the same manner as such section applies with respect to a standing committee of the House of Representatives.
(2) The chair of the Select Committee, upon consultation with the ranking minority member, may employ and fix the compensation of such staff as the chair considers necessary to carry out this resolution.
(c) There shall be paid out of the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives such sums as may be necessary for the expenses of the Select Committee. Such payments shall be made on vouchers signed by the chair of the Select Committee and approved in the manner directed by the Committee on House Administration. Amounts made available under this subsection shall be expended in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Committee on House Administration.

SEC. 6. DISSOLUTION AND DISPOSITION OF RECORDS.

(a) The Select Committee shall cease to exist 30 days after filing the final report required under section 3.
(b) Upon dissolution of the Select Committee, the records of the Select Committee shall become the records of such committee or committees designated by the Speaker.

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(Thank you to AE911Truth at YouTube)

9/11-The Paradigm Of Endless War: William Pepper.

By Jerry Alatalo

ttorney William Pepper befriended Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) in the last year of King’s life (1967-1968). It was William Pepper’s emotionally disturbing Vietnam photographs and personal recollections while a journalist there, shared with Dr. King, which were the impetus for MLK’s choice to begin strongly opposing the Vietnam War.

Many years after the 1968 murder of Martin Luther King Jr., the King family asked William Pepper to lead a legal effort on their behalf focused on finally revealing the truth of how MLK died. After talking for three (3) hours in prison to the publicly perceived, alleged “lone shooter” James Earl Ray, Mr. Pepper agreed to help the King family. After talking to Ray, he became convinced James Earl Ray was innocent.

The ensuing civil trial took place in Memphis, Tennessee and included over 70 witnesses; the jury finalized the trial in 1999. After all the testimonies and legal arguments ended, the jury returned a judgment declaring MLK was killed as a result of a secret government/state-sponsored assassination conspiracy – as occurred on 9/11, an “inside job”. Martin Luther King Jr. died in 1968, killed by a group that organized their covert operation from inside the U.S. government.

The history books America’s grades K-12 students are reading today in 2017, eighteen years after the Memphis trial, still record James Earl Ray as the lone killer of Martin Luther King Jr.. An unacceptable and major historical error, misinforming millions of young people nationwide about real events, has been somehow ignored and perpetuated.

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William Pepper served as one of the moderators during the September 2016 conference in New York City – “9/11 Justice in Focus”. During his short address to the participants and attendees he drew a parallel between his experience and the ongoing, difficult efforts to reach the truth about 9/11. The time between the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 and the Memphis civil trial in 1999 amounted to thirty-one (31) years, certainly a very long wait, but fortunately the truth was eventually uncovered.

The murder of MLK and the false flag terror events on 9/11 differ from the standpoint of time elapsed before truth finally becomes known. William Pepper didn’t begin the legal effort on behalf of the King family until the 1980-81 time frame, some 12-13 years after the crime. In the case of 9/11, in the first place the number of men and women who started looking into the events of that day were many, and so the push for truth was not dependent on one attorney. Second, in contrast to William Pepper’s experience, the investigative and research work began immediately, the next day on September 12, 2001.

Imagining a comparative mathematical analysis taking all contributing factors into consideration – number of people involved in investigations, total hours devoted to research, public awareness, etc. – leads one to understand the combined force or energy behind efforts to solve 9/11 add up to a vastly greater level than the power William Pepper had behind him and his associates. To put it another way, the challenges – in the form of those who planned and carried out the mass murder deception – presented to those determined to get to the truth about 9/11 are enormous and unprecedented, while at the same time moral force for justice has grown steadily, and become powerful enough now to decisively turn the tide.

William Pepper, his close friends and associates in the 9/11 Justice movement, and millions more everywhere on Earth are absolutely correct when stating 9/11 opened the way for “a paradigm of endless war”. The accuracy of the assertion has been proven repeatedly in the sixteen (16) years since September 11, 2001, continuously and unceasingly through wars and violence up until today.

Perhaps the time has come for something new on Earth: “a paradigm of endless peace” – and the manifested completion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.

A real investigation of 9/11 can place humanity on the truly blessed path of peace.

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For more about Mr. William Pepper, please visit: www.WilliamPepper.com

(Thank you to Charles Ewing Smith at YouTube)