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UQ Wire: Sander Hicks - The Big Wedding

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The Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle Blowers, and the Cover-up (Paperback)

A New Book by Sander Hicks (Editor)


Big Wedding: 9/11 Author, Vox Pop Publisher Sander Hicks Calls for Homeland Security Head Michael Chertoff's Resignation

Questionable Ties to September 11 Financier and Other Conflicts of Interest Cited in Explosive Tenth Chapter of New Book Given as Evidence of Unsuitability for Leadership

New York, NY-Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle-Blowers and the Cover-Up author and Vox Pop publisher Sander Hicks today issued a call for the resignation of Michael Chertoff, Head of the Office of Homeland Security.

Citing evidence uncovered by FBI whistle blower Randy Glass in the explosive tenth chapter of his new book, Hicks is one of a growing movement of people who believe that, even four years later, Americans still haven't gotten the full story about what happened on September 11, 2001, particularly with regard to the role played by Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff.

Among the Chapter's Revelations:

* During his 1994-2001 tenure as criminal defense attorney for the firm Latham & Watkins, Chertoff not only defended, but also was able to acquit 9/11 financier Dr. Magdy Elamir in a New Jersey HMO scandal involving millions of dollars in unaccounted funds which, intelligence sources believe, ended up in the hands of Osama bin Laden.

* Perhaps most damning in Big Wedding is Hicks' evidence of a cover-up during Chertoff's confirmation hearings for Homeland Security head. Stories in the Washington Post and other major newspapers about the Elamir case were suddenly killed, under highly suspicious circumstances, as if there were certain individuals who didn't want all the information about Chertoff's past interfering with the appointment.

While he is loath to draw any grand conclusions from the evidence collected(including Chertoff's role in the Vince Foster case) Hicks believes it is sufficient grounds for Chertoff's immediate dismissal.

"Chertoff's total mismanagement of FEMA during hurricane Katrina should be enough," said Hicks. "But with the startling information uncovered by Randy, I think it's an imperative. You don't have to be a wild-eyed conspiracy theorist to find something wrong with the fact that the head of Homeland Security once defended a major 9/11 financier."

Since publication of Big Wedding, new revelations have come to light:

* As is the case with former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Michael Chertoff holds dual US/Israeli citizenship; a fact which, for Hicks and other 9/11 revisionists, casts a light on the questionable motives of Chertoff and the neo-cons. As head of Operation Green Quest, the multi-agency initiative to target sources of funding for terrorist organizations, Chertoff did little to stop terrorism. Chertoff was also one of the chief architects of Title III of the USA PATRIOT Act, and advised the CIA regarding the legality of torture at Abu Ghraib.

Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle Blowers and the Cover-Up will be published by Vox Pop/DKMC on October 30, 2005 and distributed by SCB Book Distributors, of Los Angeles, California. ISBN: 097527631X * Price: $14.50 * PB * 200 PP

9/11 ushered in an era of permanent war, rule-by-fear, illegal torture, and indefinite detentions-all justified by an attack that the Bush Administration claimed was a complete surprise. But as publisher of the critical Bush biography Fortunate Son, Sander Hicks had a unique position from which to cast a hard look at the official story around the attacks. With original research and interviews, his new book, The Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle-Blowers and the Cover-Up, provides a new level of proof that Bush's advisors had detailed foreknowledge of 9/11. The Big Wedding examines the CIA's controlling, client relationship with Pakistani intelligence, who had close, documented, under-reported links to the 9/11 terrorists. In Big Wedding, Hicks hits the road and in Florida, finds FBI whistle-blower Randy Glass, who documents how the FBI was warned by Pakistani intelligence three years before the attacks.

Vox Pop/DKMC is a new publishing company with an exciting retail storefront in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Founded by indie publishing wunderkind Sander Hicks, and retail coffee veteran Holley Anderson, Vox Pop publishes essential non-fiction and gathers the people together around "Books, Coffee, Democracy" in their bookstore/coffeehouse on Cortelyou Road. For more info, visit or

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