‘Be It Resolved . . .’

We received an email yesterday from the 9/11 Truth Action Project, tagged “NEWS FLASH.”

HEADLINE: “The U.S. Senate Calls for Declassification of ALL 9/11 Documents: Senate Resolution 610 Adopted Without Objection

FIRST PARAGRAPH: “At the end of September 2018, the United States Senate called for declassification of all ‘documents related to the events of September 11, 2001’ and ‘that the survivors, the families of the victims, and the people of the United States deserve answers about the events and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States.’ While non-binding, this sense-of-the-Senate resolution (S. Res, 610) places the United States Senate firmly in the position of supporting the call that many in the 9/11 Truth Movement have sought for years.”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, sponsored the measure, which was cosponsored by Senators Cornyn of Texas, Schumer and Gillibrand of New York, Murphy of Connecticut, Menendez and Booker of New Jersey, Markey of Massachusetts, Rubio of Florida, and Sanders of Vermont.

The New York Times and the Washington Post did not report on the Sept. 26 event, nor did The Associated Press. The Hartford Courant, in Blumenthal’s own state, had related stories in April and July, here and here.

What do Congressional resolutions mean? For a couple of Wikipedia explanations, click here and here.

For the full TAP release, click here. For an early and partial draft of the resolution, click here.

Blumenthal was first elected to the Senate in 2010. Previously, he served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 1977 to 1981. He served successively as a Connecticut state representative and a state senator from 1985 to 1991, and as Connecticut’s attorney general from 1991 to 2011.

— Mark

Glad Tidings

Packed houses in Pittsfield and Worcester were buoyed yesterday as the Presiding Bishop of this country’s Episcopal Church, Michael B. Curry, a.k.a. the Wedding Preacher since his sermon at the Royal wedding last May, celebrated the power of love. Read about the Pittsfield event here.

Bruce and I were all but oblivious to Henry and Meghan’s nuptials on our walk across Massachusetts last spring.* We rarely flipped on the TV sets in our motel rooms before heading out for supper.

We found Worcesterites relatively enlightened regarding “9/11” compared to other Bay Staters along Routes 6, 6A and 9 — not that the Telegram & Gazette, an alma mater of mine, gives in a thought to anything but the official accounts (more on that another day).

At one point yesterday in the ample sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church on Pittsfield’s Fenn Street, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry referred to one of the late Jimi Hendrix’s mantras, that “when the power of love overcomes the love of power, then we shall know peace.” He was quick to note, however, that British Prime Minister William Gladstone said it first, roughly the same way, and that Gladstone’s assertion was founded on plenty of passages in the Bible.

Gladstone’s words popularized by Hendrix didn’t make it into Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, but others worth remembering in the pursuit of 9/11 truth did.**

A fragment of the concluding hymn filling the Methodist church (after Curry had left for Worcester) lent itself to the same pursuit: ” … lead us to the truth that frees.”

The bishop’s overall message in Pittsfield and Worcester as at the wedding in May was that “love is the way, love is the only way.” Yesterday it included readings from Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians 5 and the Gospel According to John.

For audio/video of the Pittsfield event, click here. For the same at the Hanover Theater in Worcester, click here.

It may not be far-fetched to think that Curry, currently based in Manhattan, doesn’t swallow whole the government/media accounts of the September 2001 attacks.

— Mark

* between April 13 and May 14 to raise awareness about the impossibility of the government and media accounts of the mass murders of September 11, 2001

** “Justice delayed is justice denied.” (Attributed) “You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.” (1866) “I have always regarded [the United States] Constitution as the most remarkable work known to me in modern times to have been produced by modern intellect, at a single stroke (so to speak), in its application to political affairs.” (1887)

Close at Counter …*

Late last month in my bookstare, / I met a book that wasn’t there. / It wasn’t there again today. / I wish that book would go away **

Maybe that’s what the people who determine what’s fit to read intend in this land of the free and home of the brave.

“David Ray WHO??” (Peering over a stack of Fear, by the semiofficial Bob Woodward, and another stack of a competing Trump White House exposé by a lesser-known but serviceable writer.)

“Griffin.”

“Griffin?”

“Yes, G-R-I-F-F-I-N. It’s his 10th book on the subject, this one co-authored by Elizabeth Woodworth.”

“Title again?”

9/11 Unmasked. The subtitle is ‘An International Review Panel’s Investigation.'”

“Thanks.” (Looking into a screen.) “Hmm, looks like it’s pending.”

“Pending?”

To get a copy, or more than one, of 9/11 Unmasked by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth fastest and with least fuss, call the publisher at 1-800-238-LINK or 1-413-582-7054 with credit card info at hand. Cost, $20 a copy plus shipping and tax. Depending on how far from Northampton, Massachusetts, you live, it could be in your hands within a day or two. More another day on why this direct route is best.

From promotional squib:

9/11 Unmasked is the result of a six-year investigation by an international review panel, which has provided 51 points, illustrating the problematic status of all the major claims in the official account of the 9/11 attacks, some of which are obviously false. Most dramatically, the official account of the destruction of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center 7 could not possibly be true, unless the laws of physics were suspended that day. But other claims made by the official account–including the claims that the 9/11 planes were taken over by al-Qaeda hijackers, that one of those hijackers flew his plane into the Pentagon, and that passengers on the planes telephoned people on the ground–are demonstrably false.

“The book reports only points about which the panel reached consensus by using the ‘best-evidence’ consensus model employed in medical research. The panel is composed of experts about 9/11 from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, structural engineering, aeronautical engineering, and jurisprudence.”

— Mark

* … but no cigar  /  ** Apologies to the late Hughes Mearns

Tough Book to Get

For Edward Curtin’s third post on how good a book 9/11 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth is and how difficult it is for some people to get a copy, click here.

Curtin employs a little sarcasm to get across his disappointment with the process of ordering a copy through the online retailer Amazon.

The post is titled: “The Suppression of Truth in the Land of Lies: An Oxymoron.”

Inclusiveness

Ancient scripture that is used by organizations of religious faiths worldwide including Jewish, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist and Lutheran lends itself to all sorts of “truther” efforts including those of us 9/11 truthers.

Readings from this past weekend include this from the Wisdom of Solomon: “The wicked say: Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, reproaches us for transgressions of the law…. With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test….”

Or take this from Psalm 1: “Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked … or sat in the seats of the scornful.” Or this from Psalm 54: “O God, by your name save me, / and by your might defend my cause … / For the haughty have risen up against me, / the ruthless seek my life.”

Or take this from the Book of James: “But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth…. Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? … You want something and do not have it so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts…'”

Apply this to geopolitics and work your way back.

— Mark

Letter to the Editor

Matters concerning justice at the local level and at the national/international level have been on display this month: Voters in a number of Massachusetts counties voted to keep their district attorneys or elect new ones. And the 17th anniversary of the mass murder of 3,000 people in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, provided an opportunity to revisit that atrocity including the U.S. government’s response and that of this country’s “free” press.

For a letter-to-the-editor combining the two, click here. The Berkshire Eagle published it last Saturday.

Its headline was “DA race, Sept. 11, / and issues of justice.”

— Mark

Book Review

The book under review is 9/11Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth (Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2018).

The review is by Edward Curtin. It is titled, in part, “The Fakest Fake News: The U.S. Government’s 9/11 Conspiracy Theory.”

Read it here.

Readers are unlikely to find the book reviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post, or any other mainstream news outlet.

Hulsey Speaks

Find an interview here with Dr. Leroy Hulsey, whose study of the collapse of Building 7 at the World Trade Center is nearing completion. The 47-story structure was the third skyscraper at the WTC to come down on September 11, 2001.

Hulsey is chair of the civil engineering and environmental engineering department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Hear, hear!

Find a list, here, of activities planned around the country to raise awareness of the need for a real investigation of the events of September 11, 2001. Two are in West Hartford, Connecticut, and Boston. Perhaps most interesting are those in Washington, D.C., described here.

Thanks to the 9/11 Truth Action Project for the list.

And please scroll down to read recent entries of this blog.

— Bruce Henry and Mark Miller

Reasonable Request

Hundreds of questions remain unanswered about the collapse of three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11, 2001. A long article, here, goes into detail on many of them.

Titled “Security Alerts, Disabled Fire Alarms, and Unused Elevators: Suspicious Events at the World Trade Center Before 9/11,” the article concludes, “it is surely important that these events be investigated thoroughly. Closer examination of them could help determine how the 9/11 attacks were carried out and who was responsible for them.”

Originally posted last June 18 on the blog site Shoestring 9/11, it was reposted yesterday by https:/Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

— Mark