Draft minutes for August 26, 2015
|September 22, 2015
Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call
Draft minutes for the Wed., August 26, 2015 regular conference call
Ken Freeland, Teleconference facilitator, Houston 9/11 Truth
Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
Cat McGuire, 9/11 Truth Outreach
Ned Delaney, 9/11 Grassroots
James Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
Cheryl Curtiss, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
Dave Schlesinger, 9/11 activist
Dan Hennan, AE911Truth
Betty Jennings, Houston 9/11 Truth
Paul Zarembka, The Hidden History of 9-11
Greg Longo, 9/11 activist
Rich Aucoin, Worchester, Mass. 9/11 activist
Nita Renfrew, New York 9/11 activist
Jack Graham, lawyer in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case
Sue Serpa, Worchester 9/11 Truth
Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11 Truth
Barbara Honegger, 9/11 researcher
Barton Bruce, Boston 9/11 Truth
Mark McKertich, 9/11 activist
Lynn Bradbury, 9/11 activist
Susan McLucas, 9/11 activist
Barrie Zwicker, Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11
Dwain Deets, 9/11 researcher
Kevin Barrett, We Are Not Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11
The minutes of the July 2015 conference call were APPROVED
The agenda was APPROVED.
- Pursuing the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Lawyer Jack Graham, acting on behalf of the aunt of supposed Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, provided an update on legal attempts to get Tsarnaev a new trial. Graham points out that the very evidence used by the state to convict Tsarnaev, a video that shows him at the scene, actually exonerates him because his backpack does not match the color described in the indictment.
Graham says he is looking for help raising funds for the court action. Anyone interested in helping or in getting copies of documents in the case can contact Graham by email at email@example.com.
- Concern over hr14.org web site
Cheryl Curtiss described the efforts of a number of truthers to get changes to the web site www.hr14.org on the grounds that it accepts too many elements of the 9/11 official story. Included below is a letter by the group to Les Jamieson, the main organizer behind the hr14.org site.
We, your undersigned colleagues in the search for truth, support all efforts to release all information, classified or not, relating to the events of September 11, 2001. While we do not oppose the declassification of the 28 pages from the 2002 Joint Congressional Inquiry, we have serious concerns about the hr14.org website and its omission of any facts documented by the 9/11 Truth Movement over the last 14 years.
While all of us support in principle the efforts to obtain the release of the 28 redacted pages contained in the Joint Inquiry report, we do not know what information of substance, if any, will be revealed with their release. We believe that it is misleading, at best, to imply that it will lead to an investigation and the ultimate disclosure of the real 9/11 perpetrators and their activities.
We are concerned that the message displayed on the HR14 campaign website does not support the facts as the 9/11 Truth Movement has come to understand them. Instead, it assumes the official story is true, with the slight twist that the Saudis were culpable because they financed the putative hijackers. In addition, the site ignores all the hard evidence that debunks the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT). To cite just two examples: a number of alleged hijackers, Saudi or otherwise, have been located and were well and alive when contacted subsequent to the events of 9/11; and Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth has made an incontrovertible case that three World Trade Center buildings were destroyed as the result of controlled demolitions.
As you know from past correspondence, published and recognized leaders of the 9/11 truth movement, such as Kevin Ryan and Michel Chossudovsky, have raised serious questions about the purpose and intent of the 28-pages release campaign. Moreover, the Joint Inquiry Report was a flawed, incomplete, cover-up investigation in the first place. In addition, there is no guarantee that if and when the 28 pages are released, they will be the authentic, full and unredacted 28 pages, and that they will not have been written specifically for the purpose of deflecting blame away from the actual perpetrators.
By way of analogy, suppose someone claimed that certain classified documents could prove that known patsy Lee Harvey Oswald was secretly financed by the Soviet Union, and that this would conclusively reveal who was truly behind JFK’s assassination. Would anyone among the serious researchers uncritically accept this information? Would they not label such a claim a red herring, which undermines the fruit of years of painstaking research?
By the same logic, whereas we all agree it is critical to expose the real 9/11 perpetrators, since the 9/11 Truth Movement has forcefully established that 19 alleged hijackers could not have been responsible for the complete destruction of 3 of New York’s tallest skyscrapers (not to mention the Pentagon event), why should the question of who financially supported these known (by definition, falsely blamed) patsies be considered so momentous?
Do we not then have good reason to question the purpose of the website’s message which falsely assumes that revealing Saudi financial support will finally, conclusively, reveal who perpetrated 9/11? It flies in the face of everything the 9/11 Truth community has struggled for years to publicly demonstrate!
We do not make such serious assertions lightly. Several of us have carefully scrutinized the hr14.org website and have unexceptionally discovered what can only be called a regurgitation of the OCT. (Our detailed analysis is available upon your request.) We therefore regard hr14.org as, at best, a hindrance to the aims of the 9/11 Truth Movement, which, on the basis of hard evidence, has solidly debunked the false narrative that your website appears to openly advocate.
We would also like to ask you how the statements of people with clear but undisclosed conflicts of interest can be featured on your website as though they were somehow heroic? Porter Goss and Bob Graham have well established CIA connections, and litigants in a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, such as Terry Strada (whose case and opportunity for financial award hinges on essential confirmation of the OCT), can hardly be considered disinterested on this question either!
The current popularity of the 28 pages issue provides a unique opportunity for the 9/11 truth movement to educate our Congress and the public about the evidence we have gathered over the last fourteen years. We are dismayed that you have ignored this research on your website, and instead have included only content which actively and uncritically promulgates the OCT.
We are requesting some specific changes to the website as a sign of good faith: the inclusion of additional facts such as those mentioned below, and the removal of all statements by parties with known conflicts of interest (such as the three mentioned above). The specific evidence (with relevant url links for each point which we would be happy to provide) we request be added to the website includes the following:
- That a number of alleged hijackers were alive after 9/11.
- Saudi involvement, no matter the scale, has already been documented.
- The Joint Inquiry and 9/11 Commission Report have many omissions and distortions.(http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-9-11-commission-report-a-571-page-lie/907)
- There is at least as much need to release other withheld information, such as NIST’s refusal to provide the raw data they used to reach their flawed conclusions, and all Pentagon and surrounding videos including those still withheld from the Pentagon Sheraton.
- There are many 9/11 family members that do not support the OCT, evidenced by their statements in the following videos: ‘9/11 Press for Truth’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGkTCJa97Sc and ‘In Their Own Words’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP42j83sCi0).
- Include links to research sites that have established their 9/11 truth bona fides over the years, such as: ae911truth.org, consensus911.org, http://www.globalresearch.ca/saudi-arabias-alleged-involvement-in-the-911-attacks-red-herring/5442545, http://digwithin.net/2014/03/16/28-missing-pages/, ‘9/11 Museum Virtual WalkingTour,’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qir4RsNZCk, https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-595-sibel-edmonds-on-nato-terrorism-911-and-drug-running/, ‘Behind the Smoke Curtain,’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcTQdqSDYB0,
- Removal of all statements that reinforce the OCT.
We look forward to a positive response from you to these specific requests. If we have not received your e-mailed commitment by Tuesday, 25 August to act by a date certain on these
specific requests, we will honor our moral obligation to bring these concerns to the larger 9/11 truth community.
Please ‘Reply All’ with your response.
Gregory Longo, Ken Freeland, Nita Renfrew, Dick Atlee, Lynn Ertell, Lynn Bradbury, Bill Wilt, Lou Wolf, Tim Michel, Frank Tolopko, Cheryl Curtiss
- Kevin Barrett on Charlie Hebdo
Radio host Kevin Barrett gave a presentation on his recent book We Are Not Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11.
Call began at 8 p.m. EST and adjourned at 9:50 p.m. EST/5 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. PST
Audio of the August call can be heard here: http://houston911truth.net/audio/082615.mp3 The next monthly teleconference will take place on September 30 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Ken Freeland (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 26. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.”