Updated September 16, 2005








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By Greg Szymanski

Former 9-11 commissioner Timothy Roemer avoided answering questions, running like a scared rabbit when confronted by William Rodriguez, the WTC custodian who wanted to know why his dissenting testimony was omitted in the final report, during a rally marking the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

“The 9-11 truth will be told. Bush and Cheney will be indicted for treason and murder. And immediately . . .the killing and illegal war in Iraq [will be stopped].”

These were the strong and poignant words ringing through the streets of New York Sunday as more than 250 9-11 truth protesters marched carrying “Impeach Bush” and “9-11 Inside Job” signs. The rally started at The New York Times Building and ended at the UN.

Organized by members of the web site, ny911truth.org, the rally was called to vent anger and make the public aware of the concerted effort by the mainstream media and the government to keep the truth about what really happened on 9-11 from the American people.

Although the corporate-elite media came out earlier in the day in force to cover the Ground Zero activities in honor of the 9-11 victims on the fourth anniversary of the tragedy, the mainstream media was predictably absent from protest rally just like it has been purposely absent for four years in covering compelling stories that contradict the government’s official account.

Protesters passed by FOX, CNN and NBC buildings, to emphasize their feelings that media suppression has been primarily responsible for keeping America from the truth about 9-11 and largely responsible for allowing government officials to get away with the murder of 3,000 fellow citizens at Ground Zero.

Rodriguez, the last survivor of the North Tower, told of explosions emanating from the sub-level basement of the tower, prior to the plane striking the upper floors. His account has been systematically suppressed by the government, mainstream media and the 9-11 Commission.

“They have done everything in their power to ignore my statements, which directly contradict the government story,” said Rodriguez as the crowd chanted, “Let the truth be told.”

“I have at least 27 other people who are ready to testify that they also heard explosions, all of whom have been completely ignored by the 9-11 Commission. Also, the last drop of water fell from the glass and I realized all hope was lost to get at the truth when the testimony I gave the commission behind closed doors last year was omitted from the final report.”

This time, however, Rodriguez broke new ground, when, for the first time after four years, a major news outlet carried his story.

His story aired on a one-hour, pre-recorded special for ABC radio and its nationwide affiliates. The story aired on the East Coast with comments by author David Ray Griffin, who has written a scathing report about at least 101 lies in the final 9-11 Commission report. Griffin, who has written two books about government lies and the government cover-up of 9-11, said the 9-11 Commission report, which received a national book award, should have been declared a “national disgrace.”

Former Lt. Col. (USAF) Dr. Robert Bowman called for the immediate removal of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and their cronies on charges of treason and murder. Bowman, who flew over 100 Vietnam combat missions and worked under presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, said he took a solemn oath to protect his country from foreign and domestic enemies, including a rogue president like Bush.

“9-11 is based on a pack of lies. It wasn’t misjudgment; it was treason,” said Bowman as he called for removal of what he called the mob and crooks in the White House.

Bowman told the audience that while walking in the march he received a kiss on the cheek from a member of a family that lost a loved one in the 9-11 attacks. He reassured the audience that those seeking truth about 9-11
and the illegal war in Iraq w ere “doing the right thing.”

Donna Marsh gave the most emotional appeal. Tears came to her eyes and the eyes of many when she recalled how her pregnant daughter perished at Ground Zero because of what she called “criminals in the White House.”

“My daughter called after the first plane hit at 8:46 a.m. and said she was told not to leave the South Tower because it was safe. In fact she was told not to leave or she would be fired,” said Marsh.

She repeated her statements on a Monday morning radio show hosted By Joyce Riley called “The Power Hour” on Genesis Broadcasting Network.

“Where was NORAD? What really happened in those buildings? Why did they collapse so quickly like a controlled demolition? There are just so many unanswered questions the government refuses to answer. What conclusion can be made other than our own government was involved in killing my daughter and 3,000 other Americans?” asked Marsh.

“I want George W. Bush [to know], he can no longer use my daughter’s name to spread war and killing throughout the world. From this day forward, I want my daughter’s name removed permanently from the official
9-11 victims list.”

After the two-hour rally, protesters doubled in size as they congregated at St. Mark’s Church.

“As Americans we can no longer live in fear of George W. Bush and his band of criminals, who all belong behind bars in jail,” said attorney Phil Berg. “I promise I will never stop searching for the truth, and one day the truth will be told.”

(Issue #38-39, September 19 & 26, 2005)

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