FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2014
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Press Release: The Undying Role of 9/11 Family Members in Calling for an Independent Inquiry into 9/11
Halifax, March 28, 2014 – Yesterday in Parliament Megan Leslie, NDP Deputy Leader and Halifax MP, was blasted by Conservative backbencher James Bezan for a community event that was posted by a constituent on her website.
Bezan was referring to the Halifax stop of a 17-city Canadian tour by architect Richard Gage, leader of 2100 architects and engineers who question the collapses of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2, and 7. Many people do not know that an investigation was resisted by the Bush administration, and that the building collapses were never scientifically investigated.
Following major disasters such as the Titanic, Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination, and the Challenger tragedy, commissions of inquiry have been appointed within a few days.
In the case of 9/11 no such inquiry was ordered. It took more than 14 months for the Bush administration, under sustained pressure from the “Jersey Girls” (who lost their husbands in the attacks) and other families who were calling for an investigation into the evidence, to finally launch the 9/11 Commission.
Funded by a paltry $3 million and hampered by a short deadline, the government appointed – amidst considerable controversy – White House insider Philip Zelikow as Executive Director.
The resulting July 2004 9/11 Commission Report was labeled “whitewash” by Harper’s Magazine – “defrauding the nation.”
More than 300 statements by 9/11 survivors and victim family members who contradict this Report have been posted online.
A strong desire to honor the victims has fueled, for 12 years, their intense study and growing understanding of the events.
Gage’s tour has been inspired by their pursuit of justice for their loved ones, and for the public recognition they seek for their plight.
Many of the unanswered questions have been researched through the work of Gage’s architects and engineers, and through the academic 24-member 9/11 Consensus Panel.
To say in Canada’s House of Commons that the evidence being presented by the ReThink911 Tour is “shameful and disrespectful to the victims of 9/11” is to insult the intelligence of thousands of people who are still mourning the loss of their loved ones and who want the truth that anyone who seriously looks into this matter will find.