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Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Launched Today

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 5, 2009

POLITICAL LEADERS FOR 9/11 TRUTH LAUNCHED TODAY

Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth (pl911truth.com) is today being launched as
the latest formal group calling for a new investigation into the events of September
11, 2001. The organization is headed by Councilor (Senator) Yukihisa Fujita
of Japan and former Senator Karen Johnson of Arizona.

This initiative is formed around a petition asking President Obama “to
authorize a new, truly independent, investigation to determine what happened
on 9/11.”

Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth thus joins other concerned citizens’ groups calling for a new investigation, including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, and Veterans for 9/11 Truth.

Independent researchers from these professions have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that the official investigations have been cover-up operations.

Senator Yukihisa Fujita explains the new initiative: “Thus far there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or in other capitals around the world. Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth has been formed to encourage such a response.”

The organization is being launched with 20 charter members, including a former US governor, a former US senator, former US representatives, and former and present members of the British, German, Japanese, Norwegian, and European parliaments.

Charter member Robert Bowman, former head of the “Star Wars” program, explains the continuing relevance of the issue: “The 9/11 Tragedy has been used as the excuse for two deadly wars of aggression, for taking away our rights, and for committing war crimes that have undermined America’s reputation. Only by exposing the truth about 9/11 can we end this madness.”

Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth invites other people who hold, or have held, a political office—whether elected or appointed, whether municipal, state, provincial, national, or international— to sign the petition at pl911truth.com.

Senator Johnson sums it up: “The organization believes that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now—not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books—so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.”

Contact:

Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth
pl911truth.com

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Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Statement

Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise—including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots—have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now—not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books—so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media.

An “independent” investigation means, specifically, independent from the U.S. administrations that were in power prior to, and at the time of, the 9/11 attacks, who might have things to hide. As shown by New York Times writer Philip Shenon in his 2008 book, The Commission, the 9/11 Commission was run by its executive director, Philip Zelikow, and he was very closely associated with the Bush administration. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which issued the official reports on the destruction of the World Trade Center, is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which means that, while writing these reports, it was an agency of the Bush-Cheney administration. We need an investigation that is free from such conflicts of interest.

If you hold, or have held, a political office (elected or appointed) in the United States or in any other country, you are invited to examine our petition (click on “Petition and Members list” under the Main Menu). If you decide to join, go to the Sign the Petition page. Becoming a member of Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth will not require any time beyond that which it takes to sign the petition—although additional activity to spread 9/11 truth is, of course, encouraged.

PETITION

WHEREAS the Bush-Cheney administration’s public interpretation of the 9/11 attacks has had radical, largely negative, consequences for the United States of America and the world as a whole; and

WHEREAS the official investigations of these attacks that have been carried out thus far were led by individuals closely aligned with, or even employed by, the Bush-Cheney administration; and

WHEREAS
the conclusions of these investigations differ radically from those that have been reached by independent researchers with various kinds of professional expertise; and

WHEREAS organizations of such researchers—including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, and Veterans for 9/11 Truth—have called for a new, truly independent, investigation; and

WHEREAS we believe it is long past time for political leaders to heed these calls;

THEREFORE we, the undersigned members of Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, ask President Barack Obama to authorize a new, truly independent, investigation to determine what happened on 9/11.


20 Political Leaders have already signed the petition

Berit Ã…s, former member of Parliament, Norway (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Dr. Robert M. Bowman, former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force in the Ford and Carter administrations. (Charter Member of PL911Truth) Click here to see statement.

Andreas von Bülow
, former State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense, West Germany; former Minister of Research and Technology; former member of the German Parliament. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Giulietto Chiesa, Italian member of the European Parliament; vice chairman, Committee on International Trade; member, Committee on Security and Defense. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Wolfram Elsner
, PhD, former head of the Planning Division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of Bremen and Director of the Bremen State Economic Research Institute, and Bremen State Official for Industrial Defense Conversion, 1989 – 2001. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Constance Fogal
, Canadian Action Party Leader, 2004-2008. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Yukihisa Fujita, member of the House of Councilors, National Diet of Japan; Chairman, Special Committee on North Korean Abduction Issue and Related Matters; former member of the House of Representatives. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Senator Mike Gravel, former United States Senator, 1969 – 1981. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Dan Hamburg, former Californian member of the US House of Representatives; 1998 Green Party candidate for Governor of California. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Joel S. Hirschhorn
, Senior Staff Member, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment 1978-1990. (Charter Member of PL911Truth) Click here to see statement.

Barbara Honegger
, former White House Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Assistant to President Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1983). (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Tadashi Inuzuka, member of the House of Councilors, National Diet of Japan. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Karen S. Johnson, former member of the Senate of the State of Arizona, where she was chair of the Family Services Committee. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Paul Lannoye, former Belgian member of the European Parliament, where he was vice chair of the Committee on Energy, Research, and Technology. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Cynthia McKinney
, former Georgian member of the US House of Representatives, where she was a member of the Armed Services Committee and the International Relations Committee. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Michael Meacher, Minister of the British Parliament; former Minister of the Environment; former Undersecretary for Industry. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Dr. Andrew J. Moulden, Leader of the Canadian Action Party. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Val Scott
, founding member of Canada’s New Democratic Party; former Trustee and Vice Chairman of North York Board of Education, Ontario, Canada. (Charter Member of PL911Truth) Click here to see statement.

Gianni Vattimo, Member of European Parliament, 1999 – 2004 (Italy). Committee on Citizens’ Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs. Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

Jesse Ventura
, former Governor of Minnesota. (Charter Member of PL911Truth)

To get involved, as mentioned earlier:

If you hold, or have held, a political office (elected or appointed) in the United States or in any other country, you are invited to examine our petition (click on “Petition and Members list“). If you decide to join, go to the Sign the Petition page.