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9/11 CitizensWatch News/Lobbying Initiative


From Kyle F. Hence

A comprehensive examination of 9/11 and its aftermath demands review of a variety of difficult and controversial issues and questions. Toward that end CitizensWatch has compiled the following stories that have appeared recently online and in the press. (See below);

Now, a note on recent statements by the Family Steering Committee for an Independent Commission and a call to LOBBY for Congressional hearings and extension of the 9/11 Commisson:

This challenge being brought forward by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee elucidated in their questions for President Bush (and Condoleeza Rice) and a call for hearings in the Senate Intelligence Committee are of particular importance and could, if enough public pressure is brought to bear on Committee heads Senators Roberts and Rockefeller, help expose the egregious compromises and failings of the 9/11 Commission and the stonewalling by the White House and lead to calls for a higher investigative standard, transparency and addressing the appearance, if not the reality, of blatant conflicts of interest.

[Ultimately we require a far deeper analysis of the 9/11 attacks and the forces that lead to them. And this CitizensWatch is committed over the long term.]

Judging by the actions (or lack of them in some cases) of the Commission a cover-up and whtie wash is certainly afoot.

Judging by the actions of the White House it appears at least that they have something to hide.

In both, we see a dangerous pattern that denies accountability; this bodes great ill and peril for our country if allowed to stand unchallenged.

The latest Family Steering Committee Statements have been posted at 911 CitizensWatch. Again, as you'll read the Committee calls for hearings in the Senate Intelligence Committee and an extension of the life of the 9/11 Commission. Their case is compelling and approach more than reasonable; their statements address specifics though further background can be found at the CW web site and at their own site at: www.911independentcommission.org)

Please help us lobby the Senate Intelligence Committee-- Call 202-224-1700. Ask to speak with a top level staffmember for the Committee or the Chair.

Or to reach the Chair and Ranking member call: Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas): 202-224-3514 or fax: 202-224-3514 Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-West Virgina): 202-224-6472 or fax: 202-224-7665

To determine if one of your Senators is on the Committee go to: http://intelligence.senate.gov/members.htm

To encourage Speaker Dennis Hastert to support the Fossella 'Commission Extension' Bill please contact his office at: 202-225-2976; fax: 202-225-0697. Or call your Representative or Senator via the switchboard: 800-839-3516

Let us rally and continue to raise the profile of these concerns and what yet remains hidden behind walls, lies, deception and denial of accountability.

Kyle F. Hence
Co Founder
9/11 CitizensWatch
UnansweredQuestions.Org

NOTE: There are now regular if not daily postings of news stories, commentaries, and Family Steering Committee Statements on the CitizensWatch web site. So if you would like to monitor news and development in between our emails please visit:

http://www.911citizenswatch.org

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EDITORIAL in support of an extension

9/11 panel should get time it needs


By BILL HARVEY & KRISTEN BREITWEISER
Tuesday, February 24th, 2004
New York Daily News

After being stonewalled for more than a year, the independent 9/11 commission finally is making progress. But it must have adequate time to fulfill its congressional mandate - to make "a full and complete accounting" of the circumstances surrounding Sept. 11.

The President and Congress should immediately extend the May 27 deadline to Jan. 10. - even if that means potentially embarrassing public hearings with high-ranking officials at the height of the election season. The creation of this commission originally was delayed because we were a nation at war. Its late-in-coming investigation should not now be compromised because we are a nation in the midst of an election year.

The White House and House Speaker Dennis Hastert have only recently indicated they would support a two-month extension. But that falls far short of the kind of leadership needed. In light of new information coming in, it is clear that more time is called for. The commission recently interviewed two individuals formerly associated with the FBI who offered highly relevant information. In a closed-door interview afterward attended by a member of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee, one of the individuals said, "absolutely, 100%, 9/11 could have been prevented."

These people, and many more who have come forward, finally are being heard, but the panel needs time to investigate their claims.

Moreover, the commission finally has concluded negotiations with the White House. Though limited access to censored, edited summaries of presidential daily briefings and promises of closed-door informal meetings with the President and others in his administration hardly rise to the "unfettered, unprecedented access" heralded by the press, this agreement at least will supply some information on what the White House knew prior to 9/11.

Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) has introduced counterpart legislation in the House to the Senate's six-month extension proposal from Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). This extension must pass. Only then can the commission be confident that it will have the time to accurately report to Americans why 3,000 people were killed on homeland soil on 9/11. It's a report this nation deserves.

- Breitweiser and Harvey are on the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 commission.

Our on-going thanks go out to Allan Duncan, Arnie Korotkin and Bill Doyle who regularly send or forward news to us.

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9/11 News Items:

The 9/11 Truth Movement: Widows Lead Growing Effort To Expose What The Government Knew
Sander Hicks - Long Island Press - February 19, 2004
http://longislandpress.com/v02/i07040219/coverstory_01.asp?2192004

Questions Over Bush 9/11 Testimony
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2004
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/01/27/terror/printable596208.shtml

Past Intelligence Failures Set Us Up for More
Marie Cocco; Newsday - February 17, 2004
http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpcoc173674326feb17,0,5447687,print.column?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines

Kean feels the wrath of irate 9/11 families
Panel chairman faces hours of questions
BY BOB BRAUN/Star-Ledger Staff -- Thursday, February 12, 2004
http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-13/107657006095191.xml

Who's to blame for 9/11?
Bush and Clinton administrations could be faulted for failing to protect the nation against the 2001 assaults
Jonathan Curiel, Chronicle Staff Writer -- Sunday, February 8, 2004
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/02/08/ING944OQSP1.DTL

The Criminalization of the State
by Michel Chossudovsky -- Global Outlook, Issue 7, Spring 2004
www.globalresearch.ca 3 February 2004
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO402A.html

New Book on 9/11 questions
The New Pearl Harbor
Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11
by David Ray Griffin/Foreword by Richard Falk
http://www.interlinkbooks.com/New_Pearl_Harbor.html

Dried Up?
Are We Running Out of Oil? Scientist Warns of Looming Crisis
By Lee Dye -- Special to ABCNEWS.com -- February 11, 2004
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/SciTech/DyeHard/oil_energy_dyehard_040211.html

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