forewarnings from foreign governments and FBI agents; the unprecedented
delinquency of our air defense; the inexplicable half hour dawdle of our
Commander in Chief at a primary school after hearing the nation was
under deadly attack; the incessant invocation of national security and
executive privilege to suppress the facts"
9/11 IN NEVERNEVERLAND
Widow's Bush Treason Suit Vanishes in Blink of Media Eye
Posted December 3, 2003 thepeoplesvoice.org
by W. David Kubiak
decision 'not to do the story' appears to be multiplying all over the
nation." -- Fred Powledge, ACLU
"Whoever said `no news is good news,'
was BADLY misinformed." -- Dan Rather
Think you're already amazed, alarmed or
appalled enough by the state of US journalism today? Chew on this a while
and think again.
Grieving New Hampshire widow who lost her man
on 9/11 refuses the government's million dollar hush money payoff, studies
the facts of the day for nearly two years, and comes to believe the White
House "intentionally allowed 9/11 to happen" to launch a so-called
"War on Terrorism" for personal and political gain.
She retains a prominent lawyer, a former
Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, who served with distinction under
both Democrats and Republicans and was once a strong candidate for the
The attorney files a 62-page complaint in
federal district court (including 40 pages of prima facie evidence) charging
that "President Bush and officials including, but not limited to
Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice,
Ashcroft and Tenet":
1.) had adequate foreknowledge of 911 yet failed to warn the county or
attempt to prevent it;
2.) have since been covering up the truth of that day;
3.) have therefore abetted the murder of plaintiff's husband and violated
the Constitution and multiple laws of the United States; and
4.) are thus being sued under the Civil RICO (Racketeering, Influence, and
Corrupt Organization) Act for malfeasant conspiracy, obstruction of justice
and wrongful death.
The suit text goes on to document the
detailed forewarnings from foreign governments and FBI agents; the
unprecedented delinquency of our air defense; the inexplicable half hour
dawdle of our Commander in Chief at a primary school after hearing the
nation was under deadly attack; the incessant invocation of national
security and executive privilege to suppress the facts; and the obstruction
of all subsequent efforts to investigate the disaster. It concludes that
"compelling evidence will be presented in this case through discovery,
subpoena power, and testimony [that] Defendants failed to act and prevent
9/11 knowing the attacks would lead to‚?| an 'International War on Terror'
which would benefit Defendants both financially and politically."
Press releases detailing these explosive
allegations are sent out to 3000 journalists in the print and broadcast
media, and a press conference to announce the filing is held in front of
Independence Hall in Philadelphia on November 26th (commemorating the end of
the first futile year of the independent National 9/11 Commission).
Imagine the world-churning implications of
these charges. Imagine the furor if just one was proved true. Imagine the
courage of this bribe- shunning widow and an eminent attorney with his rep
on the line. Then imagine a press conference to which nobody came.
(Well, more precisely, imagine a press
conference at which only FOX News appears, tapes for 40 minutes, and never
airs an inch.)
Now imagine the air time, column inches and
talk show hysteria that same night devoted to the legal hassles of Michael,
Kobe, and Scott Peterson, and divide that by the attention paid to our
little case of mass murder, war profiteering and treason. (OK, this is
really a trick question because no number divided by zero yields any answers
whatsoever, which evidently in this case is the result preferred.)
When you present documented charges of
official treachery behind the greatest national security disaster in modern
history and the press doesn't show, doesn't listen, doesn't write - just
what in fact is really being communicated? That despite all the deaths,
lies, wars, and bizarre official actions that flowed from 9/11 there's
actually nothing there to
be investigated at all? That addressing desperate victim families' still
unanswered cries for truth is not a legitimate journalistic concern? That
news will now be what the corporate media say it will be, so drink your
infotainment Kool-Aid and kindly shut up?
(While the 9/11 blackout is the most flagrant
sign of current media dysfunction, it hardly stands alone. Where, for
example, was our free and fearless press when Pentagon powerbroker Richard
Perle confessed to a London audience last month that yes indeed, our war on
Iraq was illegal as hell? He calmly explained that "in this case
international law stood in the way of doing the right thing‚?| [it] would
have required us to leave Saddam Hussein alone, and this would have been
morally unacceptable." (Guardian/UK, 11/20/03) And what news have we
seen of the thousands of Depleted Uranium deaths and birth defects now
desolating Afghanis, Iraqis and our own Gulf War troops? And whose looking
into the $1.2 trillion the Pentagon admits is "missing" or the
half trillion in laundered funds now propping up our banks? And how many
times have you seen it reported that unbid Iraq contracts have pushed the
worth of VP Cheney's 433,333 Halliburton stock options to $26 million plus?
But to return to 9/11, the funny business has just begun. If you thought
press performance after JFK's death was a cynical farce, you ain't seen
A few years back Harold Evans of the London
Sunday Times, observed that the challenge facing American newspapers
"is not to stay in business -- it is to stay in journalism.'' As
corporations' authoritarian, profit-driven consciousness comes to dominate
both media and governance, you can expect a lot more serial celebrity
scandals and even less news on the way things work or anything that really
There is a clear method and message in this
obscurantist madness. All this media consolidation and tightening control is
strategically aligned with deregulation, privatization, social
program-gutting deficits and free trade regimes. They are all convergent
tactics to enforce corporations' full spectrum dominance over democratic
humankind. If your progressive or conservative instincts bid you to arise
against this coup, standing with our 9/11 widow is a good place to start.
Her name is Ellen Mariani, her lawyer is Phillip Berg and their complaint is
now online at http://www.nancho.net/911/mariani.html.
Read it and weep, wail, or whack out a dozen letters to the editors around
your town, but for god's sake make some noise. When 9/11 bombshells fall
silent in the corporate media's forest it's up to us to make them resound.
Copyright 2003 by W.
David Kubiak, director of Big Medicine, a research and education institute
studying the corporate takeover of our country, culture and consciousness.
His email is email@example.com.