- LOS ANGELES - In findings
issued today, the Los Angeles Citizens' Grand Jury condemned the 9/11 Commission's
official version of the events of September 11, 2001 as "physically
impossible, untenable, contradictory, implausible and fraudulent"
and called for the release of several documents specifically naming officials
responsible for 9/11, being withheld until after the election.
- Citing evidence that at least 8 of the 19 alleged suicide
hijackers reported themselves alive after 9/11, that the World Trade Center
Towers and Building 7 came down not from fires from the planes but controlled
demolition explosives which require weeks to prepare, and Administration
managed "war games" (including a field training exercise scenario
covering multiple hijackings and a plane going into a building) that were
actually happening on 9/11 as causing air traffic controller confusion
& lack of fighter response, the nation's first Citizens' Grand Jury
on 9/11 unabashedly concluded 9/11 was "an inside job" that demands
"legal prosecution, civil liability and political condemnation"
around the world.
- According to the nation's first Citizens' Grand Jury
on 9/11, the US government must immediately release the CIA Inspector General's
report on 9/11, which assigns blame to certain high level officials but
whose release is being suppressed by new CIA Director Porter Goss until
after the election, according to published reports. Goss is reported to
have been having breakfast on the morning of 9/11 with the Pakistani ISI
"money man" himself, General Mahmud Ahmed, who had wired $100,000
to the alleged head-hijacker Mohammed Atta.
- LA's Citizens' Grand Jury also issued a demand that the
records of the Vice-President's Counter-Terrorism Task Force and preparation
and co-ordination of the emergency exercises/war games the Vice President
was overseeing on 9/11 be released as they may well have contributed to
the lack of fighter response to the hijackings.
- In addition, the Citizens' Grand Jury demanded that the
FBI release all surveillance videotape and related evidence being withheld
bearing on the flying object which hit the Pentagon on the morning of 9/11.
Evidence presented to the Jury suggested that due to the absence of debris
from a 60-ton 757, limited damage to the Pentagon, an "implausible"
flight pattern and lack of skill of the alleged Arab hijacker pilot, possibly
a missile or a remote controlled drone actually hit the Pentagon instead
of American flight # 77 which was last tracked over Ohio by air traffic
controllers. The Jury chose to delay a finding on the Pentagon, pending
further deliberation of eye witness reports and surveillance documentation.
- Acknowledging vast resources and unacknowledged evidence
ignored by the 9/11 Kean-Hamilton Commission Report, the Los Angeles Citizens'
Grand Jury rejected the official version of 9/11 labeling it "a propaganda
fabrication designed to favor the unleashing of aggressive war, while hiding
the activity of a treasonous cabal of high-level elected and appointed
civilian U.S. government and military officials, and private and/or contracted
third parties and rogue agents under their known or unknown direction yet
to be determined who both actively prepared, promoted, organized, assisted,
fomented, and/or passively favored the September 11 attacks and supported
the cover-up that followed".
- The Citizens' Grand Jury, which had begun its deliberations
on Saturday, October 23 with a large public meeting in the Bob Hope Patriotic
Hall near the Los Angeles Civic Center, refuted the claims of the 9/11
Commission Report on several detailed points. They decided to evaluate
the attacks as a crime by considering "motive, means and opportunity"
which on several counts were beyond what Osama bin Laden and 19 suicide
hijackers could have accomplished unaided. Noting in particular the lack
of fighter response for 1 hour and 40 minutes when "67 times in the
year prior to 9/11 by following established procedures when planes went
out of communication or off course, the system worked perfectly" and
fighter planes were usually scrambled within 15 minutes.
- In addition, they noted the fate of WTC building 7, a
47-story building housing the DOD, IRS and Security and Exchange Commission,
among others, which has generally been ignored in press reports. At 5:20
pm on 9/11, it collapsed into its own footprint - characteristic of a controlled
demolition - without being hit by a plane or debris from the falling Towers
and with minimal fires that allegedly could have been easily extinguished.
Jurors viewed a video of the WTC Leaser, Larry Silverstein, who said he
and the fire department in the afternoon of 9/11 agreed to "pull it"
which is a controlled demolitions industry phrase that means to demolish
through the use of pre-placed explosives. They concluded the liklihood
of a controlled demolition of WTC7 was beyond what Osama bin Laden and
19 hijackers could have done unaided, which further suggested 9/11 was
an inside job.
- The Citizens' Grand Jury is composed of 25 average Americans
of diverse ethnic, national, religious and professional backgrounds - including
a 9/11 family member, a private investigator, a medical doctor, a college
student, a therapist, an educator, the director of personnel and training
for a major union, an author on the holocaust, and a retired forensic investigator.
They issued today's findings after several days of consideration on the
language of the findings, adding extensive demands for withheld evidence.
- The Citizens' Grand Jury heard evidentiary presentations
from 9/11 researchers Jim Hoffman and Don Paul, authors of Waking Up From
Our Nightmare: The 9/11 Crimes in New York City, Webster Tarpley, author
of George Bush: An Unauthorized Biography and the upcoming 911 Synthetic
Terror: Made in the USA and DOD's Barbara Honegger, former White House
policy analyst and author of the October Surprise who broke the story
of the "numerous emergency response exercises/'war games' that have
been officially acknowledged to have been carried out on the morning of
September 11, 2001 under the various directions of Vice-President Cheney,
the Pentagon/Joint Chiefs of Staff, NORAD (Air Force), the National Reconnaissance
Office (NRO, staffed mainly by Air Force/military and CIA personnel), and
FEMA" featured in depth in Michael Ruppert's best selling Crossing
the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of
- The Grand Jury also viewed photographs and film clips
including Senator Mark Dayton testifying before a Senate committee reviewing
with Commissioners Kean and Hamilton NORAD's "lies" regarding
the 9/11 timeline calling for accountability for the "unbelievable
negligence". They also viewed taped and/or written testimony from
David Ray Griffin, author of The New Pearl Harbor on the 9/11 Commission's
Omissions, Mike Ruppert summarizing the war games excerpted from the Canadian
best-selling documentary with Barry Zwicker, The Great Conspiracy, and
researchers Nafeez Ahmed, author of The War on Freedom: How and Why America
Was Attacked Sept. 11, 2001 and Paul Thompson, author of The 911 Terror
- The findings of the Los Angeles Citizens' Grand Jury
represent the most detailed and thorough refutation of the US government's
official account of what allegedly happened on 9/11 ever formally issued
by a people's fact-finding body. Formal presentation of Findings and References
will follow their next deliberation scheduled for mid-November where they
will address other questions, including specific responsibilities of US
government officials and persons in the private sector pivotal to the events
- "It is the hardest thing in the world to confront,"
explained Citizens' Grand Jury convener, Lynn Pentz, "that members
of our own government are responsible for perjury, treason and mass murder
of their own citizens as well as citizens from 82 other nations around
- "Given our political and judicial systems have refused
to deal with the reality of 9/11," she explained, "We the People
must now be responsible for our representatives' lies, their war on our
freedoms, their terrorizing tactics, the death and destruction they are
waging in our names, their bankrupting of our nation with their endless
war for profit and global hegemony, and for our allowing the increasing
rise of a police state here in America - all rationalized by the official
story of 9/11 and the politicians and media who have exploited it. The
Citizens' Grand Jury has shown we are way past begging for the unanswered
questions to be answered. We know a lot of the answers and they are not
- Ms. Pentz is a well-known southern California activist
of the international 9/11 truth movement, and co-founder of 911TruthLA.us,
the host organization of the LA Citizens' Grand Jury. Ms. Pentz participated
in both the International Citizen's Inquiries in San Francisco and Toronto
and attended the 9/11 Kean-Hamilton Commission Hearings in New York which
she declared were "appalling to any citizen committed to finding the
truth and assuring accountability for what actually happened".
- After presenting well-verified evidence to the 9/11 Commissioners
of the Administration's bogus Orange alerts, Silverstein's ordering the
destruction of WTC7 which "housed the People's business" (ie:
200 open investigations of securities fraud), and evidence that many of
the alleged hijackers were still alive after 9/11, Pentz says, "she
then knew that they knew and chose to cover up the truth instead of reveal
- She even showed two Commissioners, FBI Director Robert
Mueller's statement to CNN that there is "no legal proof to prove
the identities of the suicidal hijackers" and his April 19, 2002 admission,
"In our investigation, we have not uncovered a single piece of paper
- either here in the United States or in the treasure trove of information
that has turned in Afghanistan and elsewhere - that mention any suspect
of the September 11th plot."
- "None of this (and so much other) evidence, and
none of the connecting of the obvious dots that point to government complicity,
were even referred to in the Commission's Report. So, its now incumbent
on the People to take back their government by not settling until the real
perpetrators are held accountable and the systems that allow such abuses
have real citizen oversight so these egregious abuses of public trust cannot
- Several such efforts are happening nationally. Activists
in New York have just filed a petition with state Attorney General, Elliott
Spitzer, with an unprecedented Citizens' Complaint Demanding a Criminal
Inquiry into the 9/11 Crimes as part of their "Summer of Truth"
campaign. San Francisco's Stanley Hilton represents 400 9/11 family members
in a suit charging government complicity in the events of 9/11. Grass
roots demonstrations are continuing and legal actions are beginning to
- According to Webster Tarpley, a key witness in the proceedings,
"With today's release of findings, the Los Angeles Citizens' Grand
Jury has taken a giant step beyond the unanswered questions of 9/11, towards
positive determinations of what really happened and who was responsible.
On the eve of the US Presidential elections, these findings represent a
qualitatively new phase in the people's campaign against the US government's
Big Lies about 9/11."
- "We call on citizens here and around the world to
have your own Citizens' Grand Juries, review the evidence and decide for
yourselves", said Ms. Pentz. "Then, we must all, demand our governments
hold the real perpetrators of 9/11 criminally, civilly and politically
responsible. In the meantime, we must do the hard work of confronting 'the
enemy is us' and not settle until we have truly cleaned house".
- The expanded version of evidence and LA Citizens' Grand
Jury Findings can be viewed at <http://www.911TruthLA.us>www.911TruthLA.us
- Los Angeles Citizens' Grand Jury Preliminary Findings
- October 31, 2004
- Given the failure of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism
and Homeland Security (May 2002), the House-Senate Joint Intelligence Community
Investigation (December 2002), and the United Kingdom Government dossier
(October2001), the Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist
Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the Kean-Hamilton 9/11 Commission
Report (July 2004), to establish the truth and create accountability about
the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the Los Angeles Citizens' Grand
Jury convened on October 23, 2004 in the County of Los Angeles, State of
California, USA and hereby returns the following findings on October 31,
- I. That the official account of the events of September
11, 2001 is physically impossible, untenable, contradictory, fraudulent,
and ignores vast bodies of relevant and pertinent evidence. It must, therefore,
be rejected as a propaganda fabrication designed to favor the unleashing
of aggressive war, while hiding the activity of a treasonous cabal of high-level
elected and appointed civilian U.S. government and military officials,
and private and/or contracted third parties and rogue agents under their
known or unknown direction yet to be determined who both actively prepared,
promoted, organized, assisted, fomented, and/or passively favored the September
11 attacks and supported the cover-up that followed.
- II. Concerning the official story elaborated by the 9/11
Keane Commission Report of July 2004, the UK Government dossier of October
2001, and statements by US and UK government officials and echoed by the
mainstream media, we find:
- A. That given significant evidence exists that as
many as eight of the names of the alleged hijackers identified by the FBI
shortly after the attacks, are the names of individuals who have publicly
claimed to still be alive after 9/11, and the Government has not proven
that ANY of the 19 names of the alleged hijackers were on any of the flight
manifests of any of the four planes, and no physical evidence of any of
their bodies' remains have been reported found at any of the attack sites,
evidence linking the specific identities to the incidents appears - at
best - planted to assure association but implausible; the government's
assertion that the alleged 19 hijackers operated without being detected
by official surveillance is untenable, and evidence is strong that the
alleged hijackers - whatever their identities and whatever their involvement
- acted in coordination with a faction within the government itself. The
alleged hijackers were, therefore, in all probability, expendable double
agents and/or patsies.
- B. The government's assertion that the four supposedly
hijacked airliners were taken over and piloted by the four accused hijackers
is highly implausible. The planes were in all probability guided to their
targets by some form of remote access or remote control.
- C. The government's assertion that the failures of
air defense were caused by the fog of war is absurd. Air defense on 9/11/2001
was in all probability intentionally sabotaged by an Inside Cabal of treasonous
high-level civilian government and military officials who intended the
actual hijack alerts to be initially confused with at least five emergency
response exercises going on that morning.
- D. The government's assertion that the Twin Towers
of the World Trade Center collapsed as a result of the impact of aircraft
and of the subsequent fire is physically impossible. The fall of the Towers
cannot be explained without the hypothesis of a controlled demolition by
some form of explosion.
- E. The government's assertion that World Trade Center
7 collapsed at 5:20 PM EDT on September 11 purely as a result of fire is
physically impossible, ignores the taped admission of Leaser Larry Silverstein
that he and the fire department agreed to "pull it" and given
it collapsed into its footprint in the manner of a controlled demolition
that takes weeks to prepare further suggests an "inside job".
- F. The government's assertion that United Flight
93 crashed because of actions by the hijackers or because of a struggle
in the cockpit is implausible. All evidence points to the hypothesis that
it was shot down by a US military aircraft and/or by the detonation of
an onboard bomb.
- G. The government's inordinate delay in the establishment
of a Commission to investigate the events of 9/11, their subsequent omission
of significant evidence and refusal to address accountability; its refusal
to investigate insider trading of American Airlines and United Airlines
put options; the wholesale seizure and destruction of evidence, the systematic
intimidation of witnesses by the FBI, and a series of other incidents point
unmistakably to an attempted cover-up on the part of certain factions of
the US government and establishment.
- H. The dossier issued by the Government of the United
Kingdom and the 9/11 Kean-Hamilton Commission Report should be seen as
cover-ups and, therefore, as accessories-after-the-fact.
- I. Given that certain individuals and institutions
did significantly profit from the events of 9/11 and the ensuing "endless
war on terror" that followed, and individuals who failed to do their
appointed jobs, demonstrated significant incompetence and/or obstructed
justice were not held accountable after gross failures; does hereby reflect
motives for the crimes of 9/11, and they should be criminally investigated,
held accountable for civil liability and politically condemned.
- III. We the People, acting through the Los Angeles Citizens'
Grand Jury, hereby demand the following seven key pieces of evidence:
- A. The FBI, National Reconnaissance Office and all
other agencies of the US federal government immediately release and publish
in full, with no redactions, omissions, or alterations, the videotapes
and satellite imagery shot between 9 AM and 12 Noon Eastern Daylight Time
on September 11, 2001 by all surveillance cameras within two miles of the
Pentagon and by any and all surveillance satellites bearing on the same
area, including but not limited to the videotapes shot by cameras at all
gas stations and the Sheraton Washington Hotel. These tapes were seized
by the FBI on or shortly after 9/11, and only 5 frames of one tape have
been made available to the public.
- B. The Report on Responsibility for 9/11 issued by
the Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency and currently
suppressed by CIA Director Porter Goss at the behest of the Administration
be immediately released in full to the public, with no redactions, omissions,
alterations, or deletions.
- C. Any and all documents generated by and in relation
to the entity variously referred to as The Office of National Preparedness
(ONP) and/or The Office of National Preparedness "Counter-Terrorism
Task Force" created by George W. Bush by Presidential Order on May
8, 2001, and overseen by Vice President Richard Cheney, be immediately
released and published in full, including the full text and any secret
protocols of that Presidential Order with no redactions, omissions, deletions,
or alterations. The Citizens' Grand Jury demands the results of a complete
and thorough search of the files of all 46 federal agencies, including
but not limited to the Office of National Preparedness, Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), the CIA, NORAD, the NRO, and the Department of
Defense, whose Counter-Terrorism Preparedness and Consequence Management
Activities Pertaining to Domestic (on U.S. territory) Terror Attacks, which,
according to press reports, were made subject to oversight and coordination
by Vice President Cheney under the auspices of the above named Presidential
Order; that all of these agencies and any other(s) also overseen by Vice
President Cheney under the May 8, 2001 Presidential Order release all logs,
documents, and other records relevant to the said Cheney "Counter-Terrorism
Task Force." This demand specifically also includes the full and un-redacted
text of all drafts as well as any final report of the Cheney "Counter-Terrorism
Task Force" which, according to press accounts, was scheduled to be
completed and delivered on or about October 1, 2001.
- D. All US federal government agencies release any
and all documents, records, logs, and all other information regarding any
and all war games, drills, emergency response exercises, maneuvers and
related activities either held on and/or planned in advance for September
11, 2001 and the week before and after that date, be they headquarters,
staff, computer and/or other simulation, field training, or live-fly exercises,
pertaining to any and all exercises taking place on or about September
11, 2001, or in the time immediately previous and/or subsequent to that
date, including but not limited to:
- 1. Amalgam Virgo 2. Vigilant Guardian
3. Vigilant Warrior
- 4. Northern Vigilance 5. Northern Guardian 6. Tripod
II, New York City
- 7. Drill at the National Reconnaissance Office,
- E. The Justice Department immediately release and
publish in full, with no redactions, omissions, or alterations the 60-70
page monograph Supplement to the 9/11 Kean-Hamilton Commission Report produced
by the Commission's investigators, which has been withheld for two months
by Attorney General Ashcroft's Justice Department, dealing with the "movements
of the hijacked airliners and the response or lack of response of the government"
and "revisits other subjects in the Commission's final report of July
- telephone calls made from the hijacked airplanes, airline security and
orders issued that morning by President Bush and VP Dick Cheney""also
finds shortcomings in the Transportation Security Administration".
First revealed in the New York Times Oct. 31, 2004, the Commission has
drawn from this "unpublished part of the inquiry and quietly asked
inspector generals at the Departments of Defense & Transportation to
review what it had determined were broadly inaccurate accounts provided
by several civil and military officials about efforts to track and chase
the hijacked aircraft on September 11".
- F. The Inspector Generals of the Departments of
Defense and Transportation immediately release and publish in full, with
no redactions, omissions, or alterations' their research and findings regarding
the 60-70 page Supplement to the 9/11 Kean-Hamilton Commission Report for,
as David Barnes, spokesperson with the Dept of Transportation said, "if
the reviews found wrongdoing, the Inspector General could recommend administrative
penalties or ask federal prosecutors to begin a criminal investigation".
- G. The FBI, FAA, NORAD and the Dept of Transportation
release and publish in full, with no redactions, omissions, or alterations
the contents of all black boxes retrieved from the four crash sites of
September 11, 2001 and all records of ground-to-cockpit communications
of the allegedly hijacked American Airlines flights #11 and #77 and United
Airlines flights # 93 and #175.
- IV. Henceforth, the tragedies of September 11, 2001 and
the ensuing anthrax attacks be related to as crimes where motive, means
and opportunity be considered and appropriate criminal, civil and political
penalties be pursued commensurate with the preponderance of evidence of
perjury, treason, mass murder, and high crimes against humanity, where
- V. An Independent International Truth Commission should
be quickly convened and empanelled to refute the fabrications, falsifications,
omissions, and distortions of the Final Report of the National Commission
on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States also known as the Kean-Hamilton
9/11 Commission Report, and to establish the evidentiary basis for a truthful,
objective, and accurate account of those events that inflicted death and
injury to citizens of 83 countries on September 11, 2001 and have been
used to justify an illegal war on a sovereign nation, Iraq, and on Afghanistan.
- We, therefore, call upon statesmen, thinkers,
journalists, investigators, artists, scientists, jurists, academics, humanitarians,
religious leaders, activists and other eminent personalities from around
the world to form an Independent International Truth Commission dedicated
to truth, accountability, re-examination of lost liberties justified by
the official story of 9/11 and further intending to prevent unproven assertions
about 9-11 from moving the world ever closer to "endless war".
This Independent International Truth Commission should be convened by the
Los Angeles Citizens' Grand Jury on 9/11, the presenters to the Citizens'
Grand Jury, and its conveners, 911TruthLA.us, in collaboration with concerned
citizens around the world at various sites internationally, as yet to be
- VI. We the People, expressing as the Los Angeles Citizens'
Grand Jury on 9/11, its Presenters and Conveners, do hereby agree to re-convene
to review further sworn testimony and evidence to determine if sufficient
evidence exists of probable cause to indict specific individuals of the
crimes on and cover-up surrounding September 11, 2001 and to publish its
findings; and do further hereby encourage Citizens' Grand Juries to be
formed throughout the world to demand truth and accountability that will
lead to re-claiming liberties and stopping the "endless war on terror"
rationalized by the events of September 11, 2001.
- The draft text of this indictment was presented and agreed
to by the Los Angeles Citizens' Grand Jury on October 23, 2004; modified
in the spirit of thoroughness and clarification from October 24-31, 2004
and approved by members of the Los Angeles Citizens' Grand Jury, the Presenters
and Conveners on or before October 31, 2004.
- For Further Information Contact
- Lynn Pentz