9/11 Commission Chair: Declassify EVERYTHING

9/11 Commissioners Want the Facts to Come Out

9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Keane has previously called for the declassification of the secret 28 pages of the Congressional 9/11 Inquiry, and said that 60-70% of what was classified shouldn’t have been classified in the first place.

The New Yorker reported last week:

Thomas Kean remembers finally having the opportunity to read those twenty-eight pages after he became chairman of the 9/11 Commission—“so secret that I had to get all of my security clearances and go into the bowels of Congress with someone looking over my shoulder.” He also remembers thinking at the time that most of what he was reading should never have been kept secret. But the focus on the twenty-eight pages obscures the fact that many important documents are still classified—“a ton of stuff,” Kean told me, including, for instance, the 9/11 Commission’s interviews with George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Bill Clinton. “I don’t know of a single thing in our report that should not be public after ten years,” Kean said.

9/11 Commission Co-Chair Lee Hamilton agrees.

And so does 9/11 Commissioner Tim Roemer. As the New Yorker writes:

“In some ways, it’s more dangerous today,” Timothy Roemer, who was a member of both the Joint Inquiry and the 9/11 Commission, observed. “A more complex series of threats are coming together than even before 9/11, involving ISIS, Al Qaeda, and cyber-terrorist capabilities. The more the American people know about what happened thirteen years ago, the more we can have a credible, open debate” about our security needs. Releasing the twenty-eight pages, he said, might be a step forward. “Hopefully, after some initial shock and awe, it would make our process work better. Our government has an obligation to do this.


And others who have seen the classified 9/11 materials agree that we can’t move forward with an effective security program until the American people know what’s in the classified materials.  The New Yorker adds:

Thomas Massie, a Republican congressman from Kentucky and a sponsor of the House resolution to declassify the material, told me that the experience of reading those twenty-eight pages caused him to rethink how to handle the rise of ISIS. It has made him much more cautious about a military response. “We have to be careful, when we run the calculations of action, what the repercussions will be,” he said.

The Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Senator Bob Graham – notes:

Although it’s been more than a decade ago when this horrific event occurred, I think [the questions of who supported the attacks] have real consequences to U.S. actions today.

Graham told PBS:

We need to have this information now because it’s relevant to the threat that the people of the United States are facing today.

And the Independent writes:

The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) has been aided by the continuing failure of the US Government to investigate the role of Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 attacks and its support of jihadi movements such as al-Qaeda in the years since, says former Senator Bob Graham, the co-chairman of the official inquiry into 9/11.

Senator Graham, who chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that successive administrations in Washington had turned a blind eye to Saudi support for Sunni extremists. He added: “I believe that the failure to shine a full light on Saudi actions and particularly its involvement in 9/11 has contributed to the Saudi ability to continue to engage in actions that are damaging to the US – and in particular their support for Isis.”

But 9/11 Commissioners Admit They Never Got the Full Story

The 9/11 Commissioners publicly expressed anger at cover ups and obstructions of justice by the government into a real 9/11 investigation:

  • The Commission’s co-chairs said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”
  • The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) – who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry – said “At some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened“. He also said “I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.”

No wonder the Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham –  and 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey are calling for either a “permanent 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it.

Some examples of obstruction of justice into the 9/11 investigation include:

  • An FBI informant hosted and rented a room to two hijackers in 2000. Specifically, investigators for the Congressional Joint Inquiry discovered that an FBI informant had hosted and even rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House. As the New York Times notes:
Senator Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who is a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the White House on Tuesday of covering up evidence ….The accusation stems from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to allow investigators for a Congressional inquiry and the independent Sept. 11 commission to interview an informant, Abdussattar Shaikh, who had been the landlord in San Diego of two Sept. 11 hijackers.

  • The chairs of both the 9/11 Commission and the Official Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 said that Soviet-style government “minders” obstructed the investigation into 9/11 by intimidating witnesses
  • The 9/11 Commissioners concluded that officials from the Pentagon lied to the Commission, and considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements
  • As reported by ACLU, FireDogLake, RawStory and many others, declassified documents shows that Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001

Both the 9/11 Commission Investigation and 9/11 Trials Were Based on Unreliable Evidence Produced by Torture

The CIA videotaped the interrogation of 9/11 suspects, falsely told the 9/11 Commission that there were no videotapes or other records of the interrogations, and then illegally destroyed all of the tapes and transcripts of the interrogations.

9/11 Commission co-chairs Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton wrote:

Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation.

The chief lawyer for Guantanamo litigation – Vijay Padmanabhan – said that torture of 9/11 suspects was widespread. And Susan J. Crawford, the senior Pentagon official overseeing the military commissions at Guantánamo — the novel system of trials for terror suspects that was conceived in the wake of the 9/11 attacks — told Bob Woodward:

We tortured Qahtani. His treatment met the legal definition of torture.

Indeed, some of the main sources of information were tortured right up to the point of death.

Moreover, the type of torture used by the U.S. on the Guantanamo suspects is of a special type. Senator Levin revealed that the the U.S. used Communist torture techniques specifically aimed at creating false confessions. (and see this, this, this and this).

And according to NBC News:

  • Much of the 9/11 Commission Report was based upon the testimony of people who were tortured
  • At least four of the people whose interrogation figured in the 9/11 Commission Report have claimed that they told interrogators information as a way to stop being “tortured.”
  • One of the Commission’s main sources of information was tortured until he agreed to sign a confession that he was NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO READ
  • The 9/11 Commission itself doubted the accuracy of the torture confessions, and yet kept their doubts to themselves

Postscript: Don’t count on the military commission trials of 9/11 suspects to get to the bottom of anything … even those involved say they’re kangaroo court show trials.

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  • Bev

    You need internal consistency. Those 28 pages do not uncover the crime because it was also produced by the same committee which said “9/11 Commissioners Admit They Never Got the Full Story”. So, they need to go beyond those 28 pages or be accused of another coverup.

    http://www.ae911truth.org/en/home.html

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?320748-5/washington-journal-architects-engineers-911-truth

    Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

    Richard Gage talked about his group, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which claimed that the World Trade Center was brought down by explosive demolition on September 11, 2001. The group was founded in 2006 and said its mission was to “expose the official lies and cover-up
    surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 in a way that inspires the people to overcome denial and understand the truth.”

    A presentation by Mark Crispin Miller to the ae911truth symposium via:
    http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2014/09/mark-crispin-miller-forbidden-thoughts.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0G6z0qGhZI

    Mark Crispin Miller: Forbidden Thoughts and Fighting For the Truth

    Mark Crispin Miller is professor of media studies at New York University. He is known for his writing on American media and for his activism on behalf of media reform.
    snip

    He more specifically discusses the 2000 election of G. W. Bush, and what he considers related stories that are ruled off the table in a presentation to the 911 Architects and Engineers for Truth.

    ………………..

    http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/913-high-rise-safety-initiative-gets-fair-write-up-finally.html

    High-Rise Safety Initiative Gets Fair Write-up, Finally!

    WhoWhatWhy.com informs readers of NYC ballot initiative
    Written by Russ Baker

  • cybervigilante

    It all goes back to the Dark Age Kingdom and friend of the Bushies – rotten Saudi Arabia. We bombed the wrong nation.

  • cybervigilante

    Bush was elected when 50,000 votes against him, in Jacksonville, FL, were spoiled by double punching them with IBM 1029 keypunch machines set on autopunch. It was the Overvote, not that silly Undervote, that was used as a ruse to keep public attention off the real cause. The Washington Post did Not publish this info, though, since they wanted Bush in. We got it from one of their disgruntled reporters.

    • On the other hand, they had all the bases covered. Guess who Al Gore’s VP was? Joe Lieberman.

  • Occams

    I WANT ONE, SINGLE VID’ FROM THE 86 CONFISCATED TRAFFIC CAMS ACTUALLY SHOWING A 757 HITTING THE PENTAGON.

    Show us ONE, GODDAMNED VID…..and all this dies.

    • Fred762

      The tiny hole in the first floor of the 5gon proves it had to be a missile or more likely a set explosion. No way a big jet left a small hole and no engine drag marks on ground etc. Shux, even Netflix has a hour long video of this where u can see the hole before the collapse. See the undamaged glass windows on the second floor!! It was not a big jet. Just like the first TV news chopper videos shown of the OKC bldg…showing NO CRATER OUT FRONT. NO CRATER= no truck bomb! There are things which just don’t seem right. What about all the tv footage of citizens and first responders reporting bombs going off in the wtc before the collapse? We heard it….once.

    • Bev

      http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/2012/01/aa-exposes-bushs-big-lie-flight-11-did.html

      AA Exposes Bush’s ‘Big Lie’: Flight 11 DID NOT FLY on 911!
      by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

      American Airlines is the source for information that AA Flights 11 (North Tower) and 77 (Pentagon) did not fly on 911. If neither flew on 911, the Bush ‘theory’ is a lie. If the Bush ‘theory’ is a lie, there remains only one explanation and that is: 911 was an inside job given a green-light by Bush himself. Moreover –only Pentagon employees were autopsied as a result of Flight 77 crashing the Pentagon. There are NO names of passengers on the list, which is, in fact, the only admissible evidence to survive Bush’s cover up and his obvious and felonious destruction of evidence (wreckage) at the Pentagon.

      These “holes” are fatal to the Bush government’s crumbling cover up! Conan Doyle, the brilliant creator of the character Sherlock Holmes, said:

      “When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however implausible must be the truth!”

      Bush’s official conspiracy theory of 911 is not only impossible, it is absurd and insulting to intelligent people!

      The Bush Conspiracy Theory is impossible; That’s why we know it is a lie!

      ……………

      http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/09/10/911-13-years-paul-craig-roberts/

      9/11 After 13 years
      Paul Craig Roberts

      Watching the twin towers and WTC 7 come down, it was obvious to me that the buildings were not falling down as a result of structural damage. When it became clear that the White House had blocked an independent investigation of the only three steel skyscrapers in world history to collapse as a result of low temperature office fires, it was apparent that there was a coverup.

      After 13 years people at home and abroad find the government’s story less believable. The case made by independent experts is now so compelling that mainstream media has opened to it. Here is Richard Gage of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth on C-SPAN:

      ( http://www.c-span.org/video/?320748-5/washington-journal-architects-engineers-911-truth )
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zbv2SvBEec#t=23

      After years of persistence a group in New York has secured the necessary number of valid signatures to put on the ballot a vote to investigate the cause of the collapse of the three WTC buildings. The official account, if correct, means that existing fire and building codes are insufficient to protect the public and that all other steel high rise structures are subject to the same failure. The group has been clever to frame the issue in terms of public safety and not in terms of 9/11 truth.

      New York authorities, of course, continue to oppose the initiative. The question now rests on a judge’s ruling. It is difficult to imagine a judge going against the government in such a major way, but the group will have made the point that the government has no confidence in the truth of its own story.

      Over these 13 years, physicists, chemists, architects, engineers, and first responders have provided massive evidence that completely disproves the official account of the failure of the three skyscrapers. The response to experts has been for non-experts to call experts “conspiracy theorists.” In other words, the defenders of the government’s story have no scientific or factual basis on which to stand. So they substitute name-calling.

      9/11 was used to fundamentally alter the nature of the US government and its relationship to the American people. Unaccountable executive power has replaced due process and the checks and balances established by the US Constitution. In the name of National Security, executive power knows no restraints.

      Also at http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/09/liberty-truth-justicefail/#jfhpsudgzHOIPVj9.99

  • truthbetold

    I think many Americans are now starting to look at all the evidence, and realize that their government’s explanation doesn’t fit physics, and forensic science. Building 7 is the RED FLAG. It is impossible for a steel/concrete high rise to fall in its footprint because of a fire. No plane ever hit building 7. This was a controlled demolition. Months after the building collapse the temperatures at ground zero were still extremely hot. Pictures of glowing molten steel were seen. This could never happen with just a fire, but more likely by some nuclear explosion in the basement of the WTC buildings. The government excluded building 7 from their report. ????? Why did they? The government can not explain, and will not discuss why nano thermite residue was found in the pulverized concrete dust samples. I can not point blame as to who was behind this, but know that this attack on the WTC was well planned, and organized with a response agenda in place. A declared war on Iraq, and Afghanistan was just the beginning. A war that still continues today. A war that has cost millions of innocent Iraqi lives, and thousands of U.S. soldiers lives. There is blood on their hands. Who knew; who allowed, and who profited from the 9/11 attacks? Look to those who profit the most, and you will often find the culprits.

  • Man on the street

    The US foreign policy apparatus, and almost all of our politicians are SLAVES to the interest of two foreign powers; Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

    Liberating America from such servitude is near impossible because the Money, the media, and the think tank are all happy to serve these two foreign powers.

  • John Howard

    Government – a gang of criminals – is never interested in truth. It is interested in acquiring ever more power. 9/11 was used for power growing. It may well have been staged by those in power. I have absolutely no hope that anyone in government will ever reveal any significant truth about 9/11. Any government official claiming an interest in the subject is just another parasite seeking attention.

    • Man on the street

      60 years after Kennedy assassination, and the truth still not revealed to the unwashed. More than 100 years after the Christian Holocaust in Armenia, and Syria by the Turks, and we are still covering it up, but not only that, we are covering up the Christian Holocaust Part Deux, as Turkey smuggle Islamist cannibals to ethnically cleanse the Christians that they escaped from their knifes in the early 1900.

      Pay attention to our media calling this country Judaeo/Christian? Meaning that Judaism is on top, and only Christians who subordinate their Christianity to the World Zionism goals needs to apply.

  • Lucretius

    Listen, people, there are WAY too many problems with the official story of 911. WAY to many lies. Osama denied doing it, despite the CIA’s admitted fake video of Osama claiming credit. Where was the plane that hit the Pentagon. What about the other one that “crashed.” Where is the proof? Why were all the cameras off on the most powerful building in the world??? Pentagon. Why did the cameras at local business that did have recorded footage, all get confiscated by the government so quickly. Why wouldn’t the government show the videos that would have proven a plane hit it.

    Blah blah blah. There is far too much information proving that there is far more to this then told. Afganistan said they would give us OBL if we only gave them proof. We never did. OBL denied doing it. We admitted making a fake tape showing him taking credit. All the witness at ground zero claimed to hear multiple explosions. All the most intelligent architects claim those two buildings feel perfectly because it was a controlled demolition. There were no windows on the planes that video footage has showed. It was not commercial airliner. The original architects of the Twin Towers state the those buildings were designed to withstand PLANE attacks. The government was conducting games where PLANES were used as weapons. Etc. Etc. Etc.

    Simple fact is, anybody who buys this story is simply retarded.

    Thank you.