Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Concerned Citizens' Follow-up Letter to Congressman Thompson

This follow-up letter was sent to Mike Thompson summarizing key points and encouraging him to take action on this critical issue. All the letters and other information including a paper titled: NEEDED: A REAL INVESTIGATION FOR THE CRIME KNOWN AS "9/11," was also posted on the Portland Indymedia 9/11 page.


The Honorable [first & last names]
[street address]
Washington, DC [zip code]
Phone: (202) [number]
Fax: (202) [number]

Dear [Congressperson/Senator last name]:

We appreciate you taking the time in your busy schedule on [date] to listen to our concerns in regard to "9/11", and some of our reasons for asking your help in obtaining an investigation that follows the factual evidence of this crime.

Although only [number] of us spoke with you from your [name of city] branch office, we wish to remind you that we represent a large portion of your constituency, and that our issue is non-partisan. According to a Zogby poll in May of 2006, 42% of the American public believe that there was a "cover-up" in regard to "9/11" - that the U.S. Government and its 9/11 Commission concealed or refused to investigate critical evidence.

If one lays aside the mystique surrounding "9/11", it was nothing more than a crime - the worst mass-murder in American history, but just a crime nevertheless. [Congressperson/Senator last name], there was never any real investigation of this crime by professional investigative police agencies. No detectives of the NYPD taped off this crime scene, and took photographs and samples of chemical residues for analysis, etc. No investigators of any kind gathered evidence, and then followed that evidence wherever that trail might lead to find possible perpetrators, as is normal police procedure. In violation of New York laws, evidence at the crime scene was destroyed as rapidly as possible, and the steel shipped away on huge barges. Immediately following this horrendous crime, while the nation was traumatized, officials of the Bush Administration and their media spokespersons told the public a story about Muslims with box-cutters; no proof of this story's veracity was ever given. Well over a year later, the 9/11 Commission was very reluctantly formed, and its Commission Report, under Bush-crony Philip Zelikow as Director, simply substantiated the story they'd begun with and ignored the vast amounts of factual evidence that did not fit that fable.

[Congressperson/Senator last name], we don't presume to know which specific facts would be most effective in convincing you. Therefore, we've listed below only some of the most compelling.

1) As you know, it is Standard Operating Procedure to scramble jetfighters whenever a jetliner goes off course or radio contact with it is lost. For example, between September 2000 and June 2001, interceptors were scrambled 67 times. On September 11, 2001, Flight 77 was in the air for most of an hour without radio contact before the Pentagon was hit. The top speed of F-15s is 1875 mph; the top speed of F-16s is 1500 mph - far faster than a jetliner's speed of about 500 to 600mph. Andrews Air Force Base is only ten miles from the Pentagon; Langley AFB is about 130 miles away. Where was NORAD? Why were routine interception procedures for all four airplanes not followed on September 11, 2001?

2) Firefighters in New York City are trained to fight all types of fires in skyscrapers; they're professionals. On September 11th, they knew that mere fire caused by burning jet fuel cannot bring down steel and concrete structures, since such fires cannot approach the temperatures needed to weaken or melt steel. Therefore, they went into the Towers to rescue people and to knock down the fires. NYFD Battalion Chief Orio J. Palmer reached the impact zone of the South Tower - the 78th floor - at 9:48EDT and reported on his radio only "... two isolated pockets of fire. We should be able to knock it down with two lines... " (There is existing audio of his radio transmission.) Eleven minutes later, the South Tower began to explode.

3) About an hour (South Tower) to an hour and a half (North Tower) following the impact of the airplanes, each Twin Tower suddenly and inexplicably began to explode. Starting at the top and continuing downward for all 110 floors, each Tower was pulverized at a rate of almost 10 floors per second, killing everyone in each building. In about 13 seconds the 90,000 tons of solid concrete in each Tower was turned to a fine dust in mid-air. (There were no concrete boulders in the rubble piles.) This fine dust spread out from the scene of destruction in a pyroclastic flow, such as that following a volcanic eruption, and the dust covered Manhattan. Huge pieces of steel were hurled laterally for hundreds of feet in all directions. Molten metal can be seen streaming from the side of one Tower as it exploded, and the "pile" of rubble itself contained molten steel for weeks afterward. Fire alone cannot melt steel, and the above evidence points to the use of high explosives. There were numerous eyewitnesses to the explosions in the Towers, including many emergency personnel who have testified to them. All of the above are well-documented facts, and can be seen in photographs, and both seen and heard in videotaped evidence, and videotaped statements of eyewitnesses.

4) A third skyscraper, WTC Building 7, was a steel-framed concrete structure as big as a city block, 47 stories in height and 300 feet from the closest Twin Tower (the North Tower). On September 11th, Building 7 was not hit by an airplane or significant debris, and only a few small fires of unknown origin could be seen in its hundreds and hundreds of windows. At 5:20 in the afternoon of September 11th, Building 7 suddenly imploded into its own footprint. It cascaded to earth in less than seven seconds in the manner of a controlled demolition. The implosion of WTC Building 7 was not mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report.

In the hopes that you would take some time to look into this important issue, about two weeks ago through your branch office in [name of city], we mailed to you movies, books, articles and pamphlets that document all of the above, and much more. This material is the result of research by people with impeccable credentials, and is available to the general public.
[Congressperson/Senator last name], we want an unbiased investigation of this mass-murder - an independent investigation that has the power to subpoena witnesses. This is not an unreasonable request. Indeed, because justice has never been served a dark cloud will hang over our nation until there actually is an investigation into this crime. Moreover, until there is an investigation, the real perpetrators may still run free.

In your new role as [position on name of Committee and/or Subcommittee] you are in an excellent position to really make a difference. At this time, we respectfully request that you work toward the appointing of a Special Prosecutor for a Federal Grand Jury to investigate the crime known as "9/11".

We appreciate your attention to this important matter; we request a follow-up meeting or conference call with you in about [date].

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