Widow's Bush 911
Vanishes In Blink Of Media Eye
W. David Kubiak
decision 'not to do the story'
appears to be multiplying all over the nation."
Fred Powledge, ACLU
said `no news is good news,'
was badly misinformed."
you're already amazed, alarmed or appalled enough by the state
of US journalism today? Chew on this a while and think again.
New Hampshire widow who lost her man on 9/11 refuses the government's
million dollar hush money payoff, studies the facts of the day
for nearly two years, and comes to believe the White House "intentionally
allowed 9/11 to happen" to launch a so-called "War on
Terrorism" for personal and political gain.
retains a prominent lawyer, a former Deputy Attorney General of
Pennsylvania, who served with distinction under both Democrats
and Republicans and was once a strong candidate for the governor's
attorney files a 62-page complaint in federal district court
(including 40 pages of prima facie evidence) charging that "President
Bush and officials including, but not limited to Cheney, Rumsfeld,
Rice, Ashcroft and Tenet":
had adequate foreknowledge of 911 yet failed to warn the county
or attempt to prevent it;
have since been covering up the truth of that day;
have therefore abetted the murder of plaintiff's husband and violated
the Constitution and multiple laws of the United States; and
are thus being sued under the Civil RICO (Racketeering, Influence,
and Corrupt Organization) Act for malfeasant conspiracy, obstruction
of justice and wrongful death.
suit text goes on to document the detailed forewarnings from foreign
governments and FBI agents; the unprecedented delinquency of our
air defense; the inexplicable half hour dawdle of our Commander
in Chief at a primary school after hearing the nation was under
deadly attack; the incessant invocation of national security and
executive privilege to suppress the facts; and the obstruction
of all subsequent efforts to investigate the disaster. It concludes
that "compelling evidence will be presented in this case
through discovery, subpoena power, and testimony
[that] Defendants failed to act and prevent 9/11 knowing the attacks
would lead to??| an 'International War on Terror' which would
benefit Defendants both financially and politically."
releases detailing these explosive allegations are sent out to
3000 journalists in the print and broadcast media, and a press
conference to announce the filing is held in front of Independence
Hall in Philadelphia on November 26th (commemorating the end of
the first futile year of the independent National 9/11 Commission).
the world-churning implications of these charges. Imagine the
furor if just one was proved true. Imagine the courage of this
bribe-shunning widow and an eminent attorney with his rep on the
line. Then imagine a press conference to which nobody came.
more precisely, imagine a press conference at which only FOX News
appears, tapes for 40 minutes, and never airs an inch.)
imagine the air time, column inches and talk show hysteria that
same night devoted to the legal hassles of Michael, Kobe, and
Scott Peterson, and divide that by the attention paid to our little
case of mass murder, war profiteering and treason. (OK, this is
really a trick question because no number divided by zero yields
any answers whatsoever, which evidently in this case is the result
you present documented charges of official treachery behind the
greatest national security disaster in modern history and the
press doesn't show, doesn't listen, doesn't write - just what
in fact is really being communicated? That despite all the deaths,
lies, wars, and bizarre official actions that flowed from 9/11
there's actually nothing there to be investigated at all? That
addressing desperate victim families' still unanswered cries for
truth is not a legitimate journalistic concern? That news will
now be what the corporate media say it will be, so drink your
infotainment Kool-Aid and kindly shut up?
the 9/11 blackout is the most flagrant sign of current media dysfunction,
it hardly stands alone. Where, for example, was our free and fearless
press when Pentagon powerbroker Richard Perle confessed to a London
audience last month that yes indeed, our war on Iraq was illegal
as hell? He calmly explained that "in this case international
law stood in the way of doing the right thing??| [it] would have
required us to leave Saddam Hussein alone, and this would have
been morally unacceptable."
11/20/03) And what news have we seen of the thousands of Depleted
Uranium deaths and birth defects now desolating Afghanis, Iraqis
and our own Gulf War troops? And whose looking into the $1.2 trillion
the Pentagon admits is "missing" or the half trillion
in laundered funds now propping up our banks? And how many times
have you seen it reported that unbid Iraq contracts have pushed
the worth of VP Cheney's 433,333 Halliburton stock options to
$26 million plus? But to return to 9/11, the funny business has
just begun. If you thought press performance after JFK's death
was a cynical farce, you ain't seen nothing yet.)
few years back Harold Evans of the London Sunday Times, observed
that the challenge facing American newspapers "is not to
stay in business -- it is to stay in journalism.'' As corporations'
authoritarian, profit-driven consciousness comes to dominate both
media and governance, you can expect a lot more serial celebrity
scandals and even less news on the way things work or anything
that really counts.
is a clear method and message in this obscurantist madness. All
this media consolidation and tightening control is strategically
aligned with deregulation, privatization, social program-gutting
deficits and free trade regimes. They are all convergent tactics
to enforce corporations' full spectrum dominance over democratic
humankind. If your progressive or
conservative instincts bid you to arise against this coup, standing
with our 9/11 widow is a good place to start. Her name is Ellen
Mariani, her lawyer is Phillip Berg and their complaint is now
it and weep, wail, or whack out a dozen letters to the editors
around your town, but for god's sake make some noise. When 9/11
bombshells fall silent in the corporate media's forest it's up
to us to make them resound.
David Kubiak is director of Big Medicine, a research and education
institute studying the corporate takeover of our country, culture
I, Mark R. Elsis, wrote the 911Timeline.net and StandDown.net
for historical and legal reasons. Let us get behind this Federal
Lawsuit brought by Ellen Mariani, for her husband Louis Neil Mariani,
and the other 3055 people who were murdered on 911.
Lawsuit: Ellen Mariani (911 Widow) vs. Bush
"Summary of Facts" will set the foundation to support
Plaintiff Counts as set forth herein. However, a complete highly
researched timelines of "911" by American Citizen Mark
R. Elsis ( http://911Timeline.net
) who has agreed to testify to his research on behalf of Plaintiff,
and believed to be one of the "most comprehensive minute
by minute accounts of the events of "911".