RALLY FOR TRUTH: Above, about
250 marchers descended on The New York Times building demanding that federal
officials and the news media come clean about the events of Sept. 11,
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
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
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
“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.”