from the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry

I’d received the following email a couple days ago:

‘Franklin Square and Munson Fire Commissioners Adopt a Historic 9/11 Resolution That Supports the Lawyers’ Committee Grand Jury Petition

“On Wednesday, July 24, 2019 an historic event happened concerning the investigation of the crimes of 9/11. Thanks to the long term commitment of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry there is presently a 52 page Petition for a Grand Jury investigation with 57 exhibits, acknowledged by the United States Attorney, Geoffrey S. Berman, in the Southern District of Manhattan, and now supported by a(n) historic vote of New York area Fire Commissioners.

Whereas, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District recognizes the significant and compelling nature of the petition before the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York reporting un-prosecuted federal crimes at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and calling upon the United States Attorney to present that petition to a Special Grand Jury pursuant to the United States Constitution and 18 U.S.C. SS 3332(A)…

Please support the Lawyers’ Committee with a tax-deductible donation. Go to: LCfor911.org

Thank you,

David R. Meiswinkle

President/Executive Director
Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry

The full resolution is here. (on the Lawyers Committee’s site with their own categories to explore Suit, Videos, Strategies, GJ Petition, etc., but also at the following page that had come in via the Popular Resistance newsletter):

 New York Area Fire Commissioners Make History, Call for New 9/11 Investigation’ Ted Walter, July 27, 2019, ae911truth.org

“And so it was, on July 24, 2019 — nearly 18 years after the horrific attacks that traumatized a nation and changed the world forever — the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District, which oversees a volunteer fire department serving a hamlet of 30,000 residents just outside of Queens, New York, became the first legislative body in the country to officially support a new investigation into the events of 9/11.

The resolution, drafted and introduced by Commissioner Christopher Gioia, was unanimously approved by the five commissioners. Members of the audience — including the families of fallen firefighters Thomas J. Hetzel and Robert Evans, both Franklin Square natives — joined in solemn but celebratory applause after the fifth “ay” was spoken.

Conversing with guests after the meeting, Commissioner Dennis Lyons remarked on the enormous and lasting toll that 9/11 has taken on the Franklin Square community. “We have a memorial — a piece of steel from the World Trade Center with 28 holes where the nuts and bolts used to go,” Lyons explained. “Every year on the 11th, we put a rose in each hole for the 24 Nassau County firefighters and four Franklin Square residents who died on 9/11.”  [long snip with photos and historical narrative]

“Besides the commissioners’ desire to see justice done for their fallen brothers and deceased neighbors, the driving force behind the resolution was a petition filed last year with United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman by the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, outlining the evidence of the World Trade Center’s explosive demolition on 9/11.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office notified the Lawyers’ Committee in November that it would indeed comply with the federal statute requiring the U.S. Attorney to present the petition to a special grand jury. The news set off a wave of hope, among those paying attention, that the wheels of justice were finally beginning to move in the right direction.

Adding a surge to that wave of hope, the Franklin Square resolution declares the fire district’s full backing of the (presumably) ongoing grand jury investigation in Lower Manhattan, while also proclaiming the district’s support for “any and all efforts by other government entities to investigate and uncover the full truth surrounding the events of that horrible day.”

“Speaking to those still present after the meeting, Gioia made it clear that this was the first step in a long process. Their goal now is to get every fire district in the state to go on record supporting a new 9/11 investigation.”

The Franklin Square and Munson Fire District 9/11 Resolution

Whereas, the attacks of September 11, 2001, are inextricably and forever tied to the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department;

Whereas, on September 11, 2001, while operating at the World Trade Center in New York City, firefighter Thomas J. Hetzel, badge #290 of Hook and Ladder Company #1, Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department of New York, was killed in performance of his duties, along with 2,976 other emergency responders and civilians;

Whereas, members of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department were called upon to assist in the subsequent rescue and recovery operations and cleanup of the World Trade Center site, afflicting many of them with life-threatening illnesses as a result of breathing the deadly toxins present at the site;

Whereas, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District recognizes the significant and compelling nature of the petition before the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York reporting un-prosecuted federal crimes at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and calling upon the United States Attorney to present that petition to a Special Grand Jury pursuant to the United States Constitution and 18 U.S.C. SS 3332(A);

Whereas, the overwhelming evidence presented in said petition demonstrates beyond any doubt that pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries — not just airplanes and the ensuing fires — caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings, killing the vast majority of the victims who perished that day;

Whereas, the victims of 9/11, their families, the people of New York City, and our nation deserve that every crime related to the attacks of September 11, 2001, be investigated to the fullest and that every person who was responsible face justice;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District fully supports a comprehensive federal grand jury investigation and prosecution of every crime related to the attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as any and all efforts by other government entities to investigate and uncover the full truth surrounding the events of that horrible day.

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thank you for posting this, and I hope something comes of it based on the evidence provided by the engineers, et al. What an effort of dedication and persistence.

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@Linda Wood

although i was pretty fuzzy about what the Offish-wrapal Report said when it came out. this is the wiki page. i did remember that most of the pilots were sauds, and the only planes that flew on 9/12 were getting the sauds out of dodge, but of course it was also the day (or soon after) that the DNI position was hatched, and that the AUMF dictate began the war on afghanistan, and the war Of terrorism writ large, occupying holy lands, etc., and spawning radical islamists now called daesh, ISIS, IS, and so on. but of course: Bin Laden did it.

so yeah, it would be nice to know the truth...it must be out there... (h/t fox mulder).

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after everybody is appropriately dead and unprosecutable. And of course their heirs will be greatly mortified, and offer their sympathies. No, they're not giving the money back, why do you ask?

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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@detroitmechworks

the case from moving forward to the GJ, and although the committee sends small updates now and again, i've wondered if they need more money to proceed (there's always a Donate button of course). i know we sure don't have any to send.

i can't think that all the firefighter groups in the state would have to sign on, as per the following, would you? but maybe they'd chip in some bucks?

Speaking to those still present after the meeting, Gioia made it clear that this was the first step in a long process. Their goal now is to get every fire district in the state to go on record supporting a new 9/11 investigation.

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our world would be so much different than it is today.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

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@gulfgal98

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The patriot act was written before the event and congress was just waiting for an event to be able to pass it. The folks who wrote up PNAC went to Clinton to get him to invade Iraq. He was busy with the Lewinsky affair at the time.

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Obama used the aumf to go to war with countries that were not involved with 9/11. But so did Bush, but he tied the Taliban to Al Qaida even though it was obvious that the Saudi government gave the 'terrorists' more support. And don't forget that Bush let over 140 people from the house of Saud to fly out when every other plane was grounded. Bandar Bush Saud was photographed with Cheney and Bush yukking it up on the WH balcony the day after the event. Lots to laugh about I guess.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

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@snoopydawg

now i remember your first graphic, and thanks so much for remembering and contributing so much. there used to be a 9/11 artist (of sorts) who used to smack me around for not studying 'the truth of it having been an inside job' and trumpeting the results to the world! as if my.firedoglake were the world...

but as i remember it, some folks at one of the Left Forums had wanted to host a panel discussion on it, and were told quite clearly 'we do not engage in conspiracies'.

your second graphic is priceless, and hard to look at for long.

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@gulfgal98

good on lew rockwell. did you happen to watch the video? i remember trying to watch the '9/11 widows for truth' one long ago, but it had started at midnight on the teevee, and i...fell asleep.

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@wendy davis I found it right before we had a family gathering, so I posted it before I had a chance to watch it. I plan on watching it in the morning.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

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@gulfgal98

alternative theory then. hope your family gathering was...beautiful and full of love, or as much as family gatherings...can be. on edit: speaking for my own mixed history of such . ; )

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I’m only half way through the petition but basically what it seems to be saying is that the AG has no choice but to present a citizens petition to a Special Grand Jury or Grand Jury and that they don’t get to cherrypick what evidence gets presented, and that it’s incumbent upon that Grand Jury to investigate.
Interesting.

Hope they are right, and it doesn’t get swept under the rug again.
We shall see what comes of this.

Fingers crossed!

Sirena

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@Sirena

has said, as well. but yes, fingers crossed, amiga.

back to the salt mines: i'm at least closing in my day's chores: patching sheets just now, got the patches measured and cut...but looking at the mountain of crap on top of my grandmother's ancient singer sewing machine...i think i'd rather have some cheap nail polish remover scotch and make the dinner, lol. and say: "i'll think about that tomorrow" (h/t scarlet o'hara).

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I would love to see this get the attention it merits. It is important.

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@Granma

and it's time for me to close down after a long day, let this serve as a closing song. ; ) g' night, all.

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After 9/11. I was a child in 1964 and as an adult just believed the official story. Well the official 9/11 story is insulting, just as the JFK story. Deep State indeed.

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@p cook

'lone gunman on a grassy knoll', why yes, so believable to most at the time. according to history matters, not so much later on. i'm prtty sure i still have a copy down in the cellar...

"It was not until a few years later, with the publication of several critical books and magazine pieces, that this acceptance began to turn into widespread disbelief and even ridicule of the Commission's conclusions."

deep state, dupe state...all of a piece...until...

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@wendy davis

ah, the warren report's 'lone gunman on a grassy knoll'

Their hypothesis was that Oswald dunnit with his little rifle from the Texas Book Depository, complete with ballistics that required everything to be lined up "just so". (Million-to-one chances do happen, and that's not always a good thing.)

The "grassy knoll" was actually a favorite of various people/groups who thought/think there was more going on than we have ever been told.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

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a few of the other moving part counter-theories to the official story, one was the claim that the towers had to fall in order to destroy financial records that shouldn't be allowed to see the light of day again. zo...letting my fingers do the bingling, i found this at the New York magazine, august 26, 2011:

"In the truth-movement canon, “Building 7” has assumed the Jack Ruby–Lee Harvey Oswald position in the overall 9/11 conspiracy claiming the entire episode was “an inside job,” planned and carried out by individuals connected to the Bush agenda. Even though no one died during the collapse of WTC 7, the building itself had to go to cover up the far larger crime of the nearly 3,000 murders in the Twin Towers. Anthropomorphically speaking, Building 7 simply knew too much.

It is a provocative supposition, especially when one examines the extraordinary list of tenants paying rent to developer Larry Silverstein on that fateful day. These include the Department of Defense, the Secret Service, the IRS, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (many records, including probably much-damning evidence in the Citibank–WorldCom financial scandal, disappeared forever). The mortgage was held by the Blackstone Group, then headed by Pete Peterson, the chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition, it is inevitably stated by conspiracists that the board of directors of the security company employed by the building included Marvin P. Bush, the president’s younger brother. If the 9/11 attacks were, as truthers often said, a plot in the mode of the Nazis setting the Reichstag fire, thereby justifying the worldwide war on terror and domestic fascist control, it would be hard to believe that at least some of Building 7’s paranoia-inducing tenants were not in on it.

Beyond this, WTC 7 was also the headquarters of Rudy Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management, which housed the mayor’s infamous 23rd-floor “bunker”—the command center from which he planned to run the city during some terrible, unthinkable crisis. Unfortunately, when that crisis did come, the bunker (and large diesel tanks equipped to fuel it) were destroyed, leaving Giuliani to direct the city’s response from the dust-strewn streets below."

but some tempest in a teapot trump squabble at RT reminded me of the 'dancing israeli's, and tada! ‘Did the Dancing Israelis know that 9/11 was going to happen?05/17/2019, snoopy dawg

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