|Senate Floor Speech on 9/11 -- June 10, 2008
|MR. PRESIDENT – POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.
|INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS IN THE GALLERY … and then I WOULD LIKE
TO REQUEST THAT MY REMARKS OF MORE THAN 200 WORDS BE ENTERED INTO
|Members -- I would like to introduce a very special guest who has
been joined today by several of his closest friends. Up in the gallery,
we have many of the members of the Phoenix 9/11 Truth group –
people who are asking for a new, independent investigation of the
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In particular, I would like to introduce
to you a VERY courageous man named Blair Gadsby. I’m going to
ask the folks with Blair to help him to stand as I tell you a little
about him. Blair is very weak because he has been fasting for more
than two weeks to try to bring attention to the cause of 9/11 Truth.
This is the 16th day that Blair has gone without food and spent his
day outside the office of U.S. Senator John McCain pleading with the
senator to take a look at new evidence in the 9/11 crimes. We have
one man who is sacrificing his own personal needs and desires to stand
boldly pleading for the world to take notice, to question, to research
and not place their lives into the hands of media sound-bites, - to
think for themselves, consciously and critically. Blair is an educator
and to me this is what the great educators do. Thousands of people
all over the country and actually around the world have been watching
on the internet as this Hunger Strike progresses here in Phoenix.
I want Blair to know that I am his biggest fan and that good people
everywhere admire him for his courage and determine. Please give a
warm welcome to Blair Gadsby and the Phoenix 9/11 Truth movement.
|(FLOOR SPEECH) Last month, I started speaking publicly regarding
my concerns about the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which brought down
the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, as well as Building 7.
If you’ve watched the media coverage since I first began to
speak out, you know how vicious and irrational it has been toward
me. The media have worked hard to try to make it seem silly to even
question the 9/11 Commission Report, even though some of its own authors
have done so, including both of the Commission Co-Chairmen –
Mr. Hamilton and Keane.
|Actually, the 9/11 Commission Report represents just one theory
– the theory that fire and the damage from the airplane impacts
brought down the three buildings. This theory explains none of the
features of the destruction that we all witnessed that day and which
we can still observe on hundreds of videos. It explains nothing about
how in four out of four cases, no hijacking code was transmitted by
the hijacked airliners, and in four of four cases, no fighter jets
managed to get alongside any of the hijacked airliners. The military
officers who lied to Congress about their failure to protect America
would have been referred for prosecution by some of the 9/11 Commissioners,
but those Commissioners were told that they did not have that authority.
The events of that day were a heinous crime against our nation and
our citizens, and the sense of justice that exists in each one of
us demands to know what really happened and how all the perpetrators
will be caught and punished. The speculation and theorizing won’t
end until a thorough, transparent investigation, free of conflicts
of interest, takes place.
|Among the many theories that you can find on the Internet is one
that rises above all the rest. It is rock-solid, confirmed by hard
evidence, and supported by hundreds of scholars, architects, engineers
and other professionals who have the education, training, and expertise
to know what they’re talking about. This is the theory that
explosive demolitions brought down the Twin Towers and Building 7.
I’ve placed a handout on each of your desks which has a photo
of one of the towers as it begins to collapse. I’d like you
to take a look at that photo, if you will. Notice in the picture that
you see steel beams being flung outward from the building, and great
huge clouds of dust that is actually pulverized concrete. A building
that falls down, doesn’t pulverize itself into dust as it drops.
Imagine dropping a chunk of concrete 30 feet or more. Is it going
to fall apart into dust? No. Yet, the concrete in the towers was blasted
into powder that covered all of Manhattan. You can see that powder
already being formed long before that upper section has fallen more
than a few floors. As you look at that photo, ask yourself, “Is
this a picture of a building collapsing or is this a picture of a
building exploding?” Does a building that collapses have the
ability to fling its own steel beams sideways up to 600 feet? Does
a building that is just starting to collapse blast its contents outwards
in a massive cloud of dust? What do you see in that photo? I see an
explosion. And so do millions of other people who are demanding a
|More important than simply looking at a photo -- engineers, architects,
and scientists have evaluated the rubble at Ground Zero and other
aspects of the buildings ,and they have found evidence of at least
15 different characteristics of explosion. These 15 characteristics
are listed on the handout as well.
|Despite the media’s outragious attacks on my sanity, intelligence,
and patriotism, the emails and phone calls to my office have been
95 percent supportive of my request for a new investigation. I’ve
been amazed, really, to see just how overwhelmingly the public rejects
the official reports, not only of the 9/11 Commission but also those
by FEMA and NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology). I
assumed that expressing skepticism about the official story of 9/11
would be a punishing issue for an elected official, but I’m
finding that it’s quite the opposite. The public wants its leaders
to stand up and be counted when it appears that something is wrong.
"The truth will set you free." Blair Gadsby and my guests
today want the the truth about 9/11. The American PEOPLE want the
truth about 9/11 – they want a new investigation, and so do
| I have provided each of you with a DVD entitled, "Improbable
Collapse." I’m hopeful that you will watch it with an open
mind and that you’ll also study some of the wonderful, well-researched
articles on the internet. I’ve included a list of the most credible
websites with your handout.
You don’t have to embrace every theory about 9/11. Indeed, there
are some that should be soundly rejected. But if you believe, as these
scientists, architects and engineers do, that the buildings were brought
down by explosive demolition – then you must also agree that
we need a new investigation. I have no preconceived notions about
who did it and I am not pointing the finger of blame at anyone. But
I do think that the worst attack on U.S. soil in American history
deserves the best investigation possible, AND THAT IS NOT GOING TO
HAPPEN UNTIL PEOPLE LIKE US BEGIN TO SPEAK OUT. The families of the
nearly three thousand people who died on Sept. 11 – and the
families of those who have been poisoned and died from the toxic residue
that hung in the air for weeks afterward during the clean-up operation
-- deserve to know what killed their loved ones. If anyone else was
involved in the planning and implementation of the attacks, then they
need to be brought to justice. I ask you to study the material I have
given you and then join me in the call for a new investigation.
|Thank you, Mr. President.