UQ Wire: Citizens' Investigative Commission Launch
Presented by... http://www.unansweredquestions.org/
July 3, 2002 : UQ Press Release & Citizens' Alert: For Immediate & Wide Release
UnansweredQuestions.org, the citizens' group behind June 10th 9/11 Conference at the National Press Club, launches Citizens' Investigative Commission on 9/11 and Activism Plan.
On Sunday, June 30th, during an radio interview broadcast nationally on XM Satellite Radio ("On with Leon"), UnansweredQuestions.org (UQ) announced a global initiative to form a "Citizens' Investigative Commission on 9/11." In doing so, UQ acknowledges the power of the internet, growing numbers skeptical of the official 9/11 story and increasing calls for answers and accountability. This is one part of a two-fold strategy now being launched by the ad-hoc citizens group. The second part is a UQ Activism Campaign that will parallel the Citizens' Commission making a 9/11 investigation a critical issue in key races during an election year while supporting the call for an open and aggressive independent Congressional investigation.
Since September 11th, tens of thousands of independent investigators, researchers and concerned citizens have grown into a veritable army of truth seekers--a virtual "people's investigative network." They have taken up the challenge of shedding light on the murkier, as yet unexamined aspects of the events of, and surrounding, September 11, 2001. In the face of apparent government deception and cover-up; bolstered by a growing number of damning whistleblower revelations, this informal citizens' investigation is gathering momentum and evidence of possible guilt beyond bureaucratic incompetence or lack of inter-agency communication. UQ notes that no one has yet been held accountable (indeed failure and incompetence has been rewarded) and that the 'War on Terror' has become a 'War on Freedom' as the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights is undermined.
UnansweredQuestions recognizes that there are some 'urban myths' and wildly speculative conspiracy theories on the web and elsewhere. However, the group maintains that to 'paint with broad brush strokes " or dismiss the whole community as fringe conspiracy theorists is an unfair mischaracterization and does an injustice to concerned citizens, professional investigators and 9/11 families intent on learning the truth. Finding answers and demanding accountability, UQ maintains, will ultimately help to prevent future attacks.
Nevertheless, UQ believes that unwarranted and distracting speculation can, and should be put to rest simply by insisting that questions are fully answered, and theories debunked or corroborated, sooner rather than later. Refusal by the media, including C-SPAN, to fairly report on, or cover, the issues and questions outlined below; recurring delays and problems faced by the special House/Senate Select Committee's investigation and a major shortfall of votes in Congress for an independent commission necessitates a national, grass-roots citizen's response.
Toward that end UQ is offering to facilitate a two-fold strategy combining a concerted citizen activism campaign with a credible and legitimate 'peoples' investigation.'
UQ proposes two parallel Citizens' Investigative Commissions on 9/11, one in the US and one abroad.
UQ invites organizations and individual to endorse the Initiative and to collaborate in the formulation of Commission guidelines. And UQ asks interested parties to contact the group directly. Guidelines and further announcements will be forthcoming and be posted online at UQ and with other cooperating organizations.
In the meantime, UQ offers a starting point of 11 topics for talking points and questions that must be addressed by any credible investigation into the events of September 11th and used in lobbying key members of Congress, candidates and the media.
UnansweredQuestions.org has made available written transcripts , audio archives (RealAudio and MP3) and hard copy video of its launch event, 9/11 and the Public Safety: Seeking Answers and Accountability; held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on June 10th.
Disclaimer: UQ has currently no funding source; no one is on salary or profiting financially. Sales of videotapes currently help offset some costs associated with furthering the goals of UQ. Links and source material on the UQ site will be updated and appended in order to build the strongest case and to best advance the initiative for a Citizens' Commission.
Thanks all those who have contributed to the process of uncovering the truth of 9/11.