Trade Towers Rescue Hero Files 9-11 RICO
Bush & Company Slammed With Another 9-11 Lawsuit
Another lawsuit has been filed against top
officials in the Bush administration, accusing them of complicity in the Sept.
11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
William Rodriguez, a former maintenance worker at
the World Trade Center, has filed suit in a Philadelphia federal court naming
George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and others as being complicit in the
9-11 attacks. Rodriguez claims that top officials either planned the attacks or
had foreknowledge of the attacks and permitted them to succeed for the purpose
of exploiting a “New Pearl Harbor” in order to launch wars against Afghanistan
The lawsuit—Rodriguez v. Bush, et al.,
Civil Action No. 04 CV 4952—was filed in the U.S. District Court in
Philadelphia on Oct. 22.
The phrase “new Pearl Harbor” comes from a
declaration of principles by the neo-conservative Project for the New American
Century. In it, the neo-cons proposed that an event is needed to propel
American public opinion toward supporting the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and
U.S. military domination of the Middle East.
“The official story of what actually took place on
9-11 is a lie,” Philip Berg, Rodriguez’s attorney, told Margaret Atheling Rowe
of yuba.net, an Internet news site. “We do not pretend to have put together a
full and definitive account of how, and by whom, the attacks were carried out.
But information reported in the mainstream media, and viewed in the light of
common sense and the laws of physics, demonstrates that the official story,
examined closely, is not credible.
Berg is also the attorney for Ellen Mariani, the
wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown
into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11.
The official story contains an alarming number of
inconsistencies and implausibilities, said Berg.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican-born
maintenance worker at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, rescued 15 people.
Rodriguez, who had the master key to the North
Tower staircases, unlocked doors and led firefighters up the stairwell, aiding
in the evacuation of hundreds of additional people who might have otherwise
Rodriguez re-entered the building three times
after the first plane struck, and was the last person to exit the North Tower
alive except for those few survivors later pulled from the rubble. He survived
the collapse of the North Tower by diving beneath a fire truck to avoid the
avalanche of concrete and steel. After on-site treatment for his injuries,
Rodriguez plunged right back into the rescue efforts. The next morning,
Rodriguez returned to the site to continue to aid in rescue efforts.
Later, Rodriguez became an unofficial spokesman
for survivors and helped in the creation of the World Trade Center Memorial
Berg, a former deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania,
maintains that many prominent figures in politics, the military and the mass
media consider the official story of 9-11 to be untrue.
But while the truth is emerging bit by bit, thanks
to anonymous whistleblowers and independent researchers, “to date no one with
the stake in being a senator, a presidential candidate, or a media celebrity
has found the courage to risk being ridiculed as a ‘tinfoil-hat-wearing
conspiracy theorist.’ ”
Berg points out that the only senator who has
dared to publicly question even parts of the official story, Sen. Mark Dayton
(D-Minn.), has received threats ominous enough to compel him to shut down his
Washington office until after the coming election.
In his interview with yuba.net, Berg continues:
Some facts cannot be denied. Clearly, 9-11 was
carried out by more than one person. Therefore, by definition, there was a
conspiracy. What we’re arguing is that the true conspirators have abused their
enormous power and the trust of the American people to concoct and to sell to
the world a false conspiracy theory, to justify war and mass murder for
economic and political gain.
Since the neo-cons, allied with the president,
said in almost so many words that they wished for a new Pearl Harbor, why
dismiss out of hand an allegation that they used their undeniably sufficient
power to actually bring it about? Why has there been no full and transparent
investigation? Isn’t it shocking that the federal government grabbed up all of
the physical evidence, and that no police authority has conducted a true
criminal investigation into 3,000 homicides?
Instead of due process of law, government
officials and the mass media convicted Osama bin Laden, and had names and
photos of his 19 accomplices on the Internet, literally within hours of the
Asked why he decided to bring this controversial
lawsuit, Rodriguez said that having survived the World Trade Center disaster
when so many did not, he feels he must learn the truth of what happened on that
“If what the government has told us about 9-11 is
a lie,” said Rodriguez, “somebody has to take action to reveal the truth. If
suing President Bush is what I have to do to accomplish that, so be it.”