Busy U.S. Attorney

It’s rare to see a news story related to investigating any of the mass murders of Sept. 11, 2001. Yet two greeted readers of The Berkshire Eagle* on its front page this morning, even if those massacres and their proper investigation were not mentioned.

The Washington Post and Associated Press stories, under the Eagle’s headlines “US attorney implicates Trump, campaign” and “Trump’s AG pick will face scrutiny,” may be found here and here as they appeared in other newspapers online.

Both relate to having a federal Special Grand Jury investigate the destruction of three World Trade Center skyscrapers more than 17 years ago.

The U.S. Attorney in the first story, Geoffrey S. Berman, in the Southern District of New York, is the same one who last month responded, tersely, to petitions on behalf of 12 families of individuals killed in the WTC building collapses, saying that his office would abide by federal law and referstacks of evidence about the collapses to a federal Special Grand Jury (even if he didn’t say it in so many words).

Please scroll down for an earlier mention in this blog of the U.S. Attorney’s response to the petitions filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry. The entry is titled “A Special Grand Jury to Get 9/11 Evidence.”

The second story is about President Trump’s nomination Friday of former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to “once again serve as America’s top law enforcement official.” It relates to a possible federal Special Grand Jury investigation because Barr, if approved for the post, would head the U.S. Department of Justice and be Berman’s boss.

— Mark

* Daily newspaper published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, second-to-last town Bruce Henry and I walked through on our way from Provincetown on Cape Cod last spring wearing “9/11 Truth” signs to call attention to the need for a real investigation.

The Gap

For everyone who feels that mainstream media outlets are lying more and more these days — through commission (outright falsehoods), omission (important things deliberately and consistently left out), and spin (sliding around or away from what’s going on)  — this, here, is for you.

— Mark

A Special Grand Jury to Get 9/11 Evidence

The United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York will submit to a Special Grand Jury evidence supplied by the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry concerning the destruction of three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11, 2001, according to a Lawyers’ Committee press release issued yesterday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a letter dated Nov. 7 that it would present to a Special Grand Jury evidence that the Lawyers’ Committee had provided to the office in two petitions in April and July.

Click here for the full press release. It contains links to at least one of the petitions, 57 petition exhibits, and related information supporting the Lawyers’ Committee work.

The release also includes a copy of the letter the Lawyers’ Committee received signed by Michael Farrara, one of two chiefs of the office’s Terrorism and International Narcotics unit on behalf of the unit and of United States Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman, who heads the office, addressed to Attorney Mick G. Harrison, Lawyers’ Committee’s litigation director. The brief letter reads in part as follows:

“We have received and reviewed The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc.’s submissions of April 10 and July 30, 2018. We will comply with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3332 [United States Code Title 18, Section 3332] as they relate to your submissions.”

The release says the Lawyers’ Committee had supplied the U.S. District Attorney’s Office with “extensive evidence of so-far unprosecuted federal crimes relating to the destruction of three World Trade Center Towers on 9/11 (WTC1, WRC2 and WTC7).”

It says the Lawyers’ Committee had noted that “the U.S. Attorney is legally required to present this evidence of 9/11 related federal crimes to a Special Grand Jury pursuant to a federal statute, 18 U.S.C. § 3332.”

— Mark

Art Exhibition

For reviews of  “Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy,” an exhibition at The Met Breuer* in Manhattan, click here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

They are from The New York Times, The Nation magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Surface, 4Coumns, Conspiracy Inquirer, Contemporary Burlington, and BJP (The British Journal of Photography), respectively. All have bylines except the review for Conspiracy Inquirer, which is apparently by an Al Jazeera writer.

Seemingly most hostile, at least on the surface, are those by Jason Farago in the Times and Zachary Small for The Nation (which ran his review only online). I say “seemingly” on the chance that one or both are parodies of reviews acceptable for the Times and the Nation.

The exhibition opened on September 16. It closes on January 6.

— Mark

* A museum of modern and contemporary art at 945 Madison Ave., the former site of the Whitney Museum of American Art

‘Unmasked’ Reviewed

David Ray Griffin has written another book on 9/11, this time with co-author Elizabeth Woodworth, 9/11 Unmasked, ISBN 978-1-62371-974-6.

According to its subtitle, 9/11 Unmasked is “an international review panel investigation.” The IRP is composed of 23 persons from a broad range of fields, and several nations, all well versed on 9/11.

The book is organized around specific questionable claims of the official government account of the events of 2001-09-11. Each dubious claim is the topic of exactly one chapter. The assertions themselves are refuted in a standard format:

The Official Account: … .

The Best Evidence: … .

Conclusion: … .

Best Evidence in each chapter refutes a claim of The Official Account.

Specific assertions of The Official Account were chosen for refutation from the many available by the criterion that 85 percent or more IRP members, acting independently, judged it to warrant inclusion.

Some chapters, for example Chapter 1, are as short as one-half page. Others require one whole page. Most take up several pages.

9/11 Unmasked  is not uninterrupted easy reading! Many chapters require slow and careful attention to get right. Yet overall it is a new approach — and a good one — to have a consensus analysis of points of 9/11 evidence that prove the official account is bogus.

— Bruce

Building 7

An email came in the other day, directed at those like Bruce and me who try to get the word out about the phoniness of the official government/media account of the mass murders of September 11, 2001. It reads:

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When I ask people, what made them wake up, most say it was Building 7.  The fact that Building 7 is the one thing the crooks are censoring out of the news indicates it is their Achilles Heel.  When dealing with the public, we should focus on Building 7 because it is the one thing the controlled press cannot explain away. When people see that any mention of Building 7 has been censored out of TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, magazines, movies, etc, they start to see the enormity of the control system.

Can’t speak for others, but I’ve found that over the past few years just sticking to verifiable scientific facts and a few (3) key videos and maintaining consistence of message has done more than any arguing with trolls has with respect to spreading the message. Particularly now that a good percentage of the public now have doubts/questions regarding the official narrative. Just provide a consistent messageand have faith that people will discern truth from BS on their own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nyogTsrsgI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNR6Kbg5jJ8&feature=youtu.be&list=PL2jXFxNNuxGZ-g7UQ5kAapBAxZcLWB7Sf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Q5eZhCPuc

If someone wishes to be disingenuous, dishonest, or just plain ignorant, fine … that’s their right, but not going to promote that on a platform if I have say. If someone drops in as a naysayer or pushes obvious disinformation … I just block them.

2 cents.

Thanks,

Ken

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I hope Ken is right that “a good percentage of the public” doubts or questions the official narrative.  

It is inaccurate, though, to say the collapse of Building 7 — the third skyscraper at the World Trade Center to collapse on September 11, 2001 — is “the one thing the crooks are censoring out of the news.” In reality, the news media are censoring just about everything having to do with the mega-atrocity of September 11, 2001, before, during, and after that day. 

Note: The three links Ken recommends range from six minutes to an hour and a half in length. There’s nothing new in them, and there’s repetition, but they serve as an introduction that may pique people’s curiosity. 

— Mark

Lying Liars Lie

The headline above Lauren R. Stevens’ refreshing article in today’s Berkshire Eagle* reads, “The difficult job of confronting casual liars.”** Please click here to read.

It begins: “The greasy, oily bilge of the S.S. America is flooded with lies. The moral engine of the republic has quit and the ship is adrift.”

More on the subject, and on this wonderful opinion piece, another day.

— Mark

*The Berkshire Eagle is the daily newspaper in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the second-to-last town on our walk from Provincetown last spring to call attention to the impossible-to-count lies in official accounts of the mass murders of September 11, 2001, and the need for a real investigation.

** In the Eagle online, the headline is “The difficult job of confronting all the casual liars.”

Sane

For some truth cutting through supermazes of disinformation, tune in to this interview featuring Massachusetts’ own Edward Curtin for Philip Farruggio’s podcast “It’s the Empire, Stupid.” Set aside an hour and a quarter or so and make yourself comfortable, but don’t expect any Massachusetts accents.

If you saw and loved the movies “Network” (1976), “Being There” (1979) and “The Truman Show” (1998), so much the better. If you haven’t, please do sometime.

We missed Curtin on our walk last spring west from Provincetown to call attention to the miriad falsehoods in the cloak of official narratives about the September 11, 2001, mass murders and demand a real investigation into that mega-atrocity.

Enjoy.

— Mark

Election Day Wait

Bruce and I * met for brunch today and among other topics discussed the race for  Berkshire County District Attorney, in which we’re supporting different candidates.

We ate at a downtown restaurant in Pittsfield, the second-to-last town on our walk last spring across Massachusetts from Provincetown.

Apologies to readers for gaps in this sometimes daily blog which, like the walk, was begun to call attention to the need for a real investigation into the mass murders of September 11, 2001, which kicked off the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and fueled several more.

You may know that the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry filed a Grand Jury Petition with the United States Attorney for Southern New York last April, and amended it in July, demanding that a special grand jury investigate evidence the Committee supplied into into specific federal crimes. Scroll down if you don’t, or to refresh your memory.

Polls close in an hour and a half.

— Mark

* Bruce Henry and Mark Miller

Got an Hour?

For a 58-minute presentation on the Petition to the Justice Department (through the office of the United States District Attorney for Southern New York) demanding a federal Grand Jury investigation of the crimes of September 11, 2001, issued last April and amended in July, click here. Several members of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry speak.

At the same link there’s a separate eight-minute introduction to the Lawyers’ Committee’s Petition by actor Ed Asner and a mention by him of author David Ray Griffin, whose 2004 book The New Pearl Harbor, helped kick off the 9/11 truth movement.

WARNING: Asner will hit you up for money.

RECOMMENDATION: Give generously.

For a link to Edward Curtin’s review of Griffin’s latest book, co-authored by Elizabeth Woodworth, 9/11 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation, click here.

— Mark