By Dusty Berke
On April 9th a PRNewswire press release went out to over 3,000 mainstream media announcing that a nonprofit organization of over 30 attorneys along with many 9/11 Family members were going to file a formal Petition the next day with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York demanding a special criminal Grand Jury to reopen the 9/11 file on the World Trade Center. The group is the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry (lcfor911.org) and the Petition contains over 50 pages of hard forensic evidence and eyewitness testimonies that pre-placed explosives, in addition to the planes and resulting fires, were the real cause of what brought down three WTC buildings—the two Towers and the rarely mentioned WTC 7 which was not hit by a plane and yet collapsed in near free fall that afternoon, also known as the Salomon Brothers Building.
The detailed and compelling evidence the Lawyers group presented in their Petition was never investigated by the 9/11 Commission or the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST). NIST’s spokesman acknowledged that the agency didn’t look for explosives, even though doing so is required by the fire code; and the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, said in their book Without Precedent—The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission that it had been “set up to fail” and that key government agencies had outright lied. Their report never mentioned the free fall collapse of WTC 7—a 47-story steel frame building—for the first two seconds and the near free fall of the entire building in only 6.5 seconds, which is impossible without the pre-placement of explosives.
It is appalling that the mainstream media and press have not yet covered this story. Still, I expected a swarm of reporters at the Lawyers’ April 10th press event announcing the Petition filing and was surprised to find only a handful of alternative media were there. The steps of City Hall were swarming with press from many major media outlets but they were covering a Women’s Equality event and, shockingly, all declined to interview the attorneys only a few yards away stating they hadn’t been assigned to the story. So I’m thankful—as we should all be—that WestView was able to cover this long awaited and historic event.
After the press event a small group of lawyers, architects, engineers and 9/11 Family members dropped by WestView for a pre-planned salon with George.
In 1964 George was a partner in at Robinson, Capsis, Stern which built seven buildings for the New York World Fair, one of which was the Port Authority building. He visited the offices of Yamasaki, the architect of the World Trade Center, and even worked in WTC 1 for a year.
Although George didn’t then think explosives had been used in addition to the planes to cause the collapse of the WTC Towers and WTC 7, he invited the Lawyers to write an Op-ed for WestView News. While we were waiting to receive it, he took Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth’s “Building 7 47-Minute Challenge,” and right after it ended said, “That building didn’t come down by [just the plane impacts and] fire.”
We’ve received a tremendous positive response from our readers thanking WestView for publishing the Lawyers’ Committee’s Op-ed and asking how you can learn more about what really happened in our City on 9/11.
In response, Richard Gage, A.I.A., president and founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (A&E), has offered to show their documentary film “9/11: Explosive Evidence—Experts Speak Out” at a screening event here in NYC and answer any questions our readers might have.
The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry has also invited our readers to visit lcfor911.org to read the Grand Jury Petition and see the 57 evidentiary exhibits that include expert testimony from architects, engineers and physicists, and eyewitness testimony from firefighters, law enforcement officers, other first responders, and residents.
9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out
Free screening and discussion
St. Johns Church
244 Waverly Place
West Village, NY, 10014
Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m.
ALWAYS REMEMBER, NEVER FORGET