9/11 IN NEVERNEVERLAND - Bush Treason Suit Vanishes

Evan Ravitz
9/11 IN NEVERNEVERLAND - Bush Treason Suit Vanishes
Thu Dec 4 18:07:52 2003

Please send this out far and wide!... Evan



Widow's Bush Treason Suit Vanishes in Blink of Media Eye
by W. David Kubiak

"The decision 'not to do the story' appears to be multiplying all over
the nation." -- Fred Powledge, ACLU

"Whoever said `no news is good news,' was BADLY misinformed."
-- Dan Rather

Think you're already amazed, alarmed or appalled enough by the state
of US journalism today? Chew on this a while and think again.

Grieving New Hampshire widow who lost her man on 9/11 refuses the
government's million dollar hush money payoff, studies the facts of
the day for nearly two years, and comes to believe the White House
"intentionally allowed 9/11 to happen" to launch a so-called "War on
Terrorism" for personal and political gain.

She retains a prominent lawyer, a former Deputy Attorney General of
Pennsylvania, who served with distinction under both Democrats and
Republicans and was once a strong candidate for the governor's seat.

The attorney files a 62-page complaint in federal district court
(including 40 pages of prima facie evidence) charging that "President
and officials including, but not limited to Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice,
Ashcroft and Tenet":
1.) had adequate foreknowledge of 911 yet failed to warn the county or
attempt to prevent it;
2.) have since been covering up the truth of that day;
3.) have therefore abetted the murder of plaintiff's husband and
the Constitution and multiple laws of the United States; and
4.) are thus being sued under the Civil RICO (Racketeering, Influence,
and Corrupt Organization) Act for malfeasant conspiracy, obstruction
of justice and wrongful death.

The suit text goes on to document the detailed forewarnings from
foreign governments and FBI agents; the unprecedented delinquency of
our air defense; the inexplicable half hour dawdle of our Commander in
Chief at a primary school after hearing the nation was under deadly
attack; the incessant invocation of national security and executive
privilege to suppress the facts; and the obstruction of all subsequent
efforts to investigate the disaster. It concludes that "compelling
evidence will be

presented in this case through discovery, subpoena power, and
testimony [that] Defendants failed to act and prevent 9/11 knowing the
attacks would lead to�| an 'International War on Terror' which would
benefit Defendants both financially and politically."

Press releases detailing these explosive allegations are sent out to
3000 journalists in the print and broadcast media, and a press
conference to announce the filing is held in front of Independence
Hall in Philadelphia on November 26th (commemorating the end of the
first futile year of the independent National 9/11 Commission).

Imagine the world-churning implications of these charges. Imagine the
furor if just one was proved true. Imagine the courage of this bribe-
shunning widow and an eminent attorney with his rep on the line. Then
imagine a press conference to which nobody came.

(Well, more precisely, imagine a press conference at which only FOX
News appears, tapes for 40 minutes, and never airs an inch.) Now
imagine the air time, column inches and talk show hysteria that same
night devoted to the legal hassles of Michael, Kobe, and Scott
Peterson, and divide that by the attention paid to our little case of
mass murder, war profiteering and treason. (OK, this is really a trick
question because no number divided by zero yields any answers
whatsoever, which evidently in this case is the result preferred.)

When you present documented charges of official treachery behind the
greatest national security disaster in modern history and the press
doesn't show, doesn't listen, doesn't write - just what in fact is
really being communicated? That despite all the deaths, lies, wars,
and bizarre official actions that flowed from 9/11 there's actually
nothing there to be investigated at all? That addressing desperate
victim families' still unanswered cries for truth is not a legitimate
journalistic concern? That news will now be what the corporate media
say it will be, so drink your infotainment Kool-Aid and kindly shut

(While the 9/11 blackout is the most flagrant sign of current media
dysfunction, it hardly stands alone. Where, for example, was our free
and fearless press when Pentagon powerbroker Richard Perle confessed
to a London audience last month that yes indeed, our war on Iraq was
illegal as hell? He calmly explained that "in this case international
law stood in the way of doing the right thing�| [it] would have
required us to leave Saddam Hussein alone, and this would have been
morally unacceptable." (Guardian/UK, 11/20/03) And what news have we
seen of the thousands of Depleted Uranium deaths and birth defects now
desolating Afghanis, Iraqis and our own Gulf War troops? And whose
looking into the $1.2 trillion the Pentagon admits is "missing" or the
half trillion in laundered funds now propping up our banks? And how
many times have you seen it reported that unbid Iraq contracts have
pushed the worth of VP Cheney's 433,333 Halliburton stock options to
$26 million plus? But to return to 9/11, the funny business has just
begun. If you thought press performance after JFK's death was a
cynical farce, you ain't seen nothing yet.)

A few years back Harold Evans of the London Sunday Times, observed
that the challenge facing American newspapers "is not to stay in
business -- it is to stay in journalism.'' As corporations'
authoritarian, profit-driven consciousness comes to dominate both
media and governance, you can expect a lot more serial celebrity
scandals and even less news on the way things work or anything that
really counts.

There is a clear method and message in this obscurantist madness. All
this media consolidation and tightening control is strategically
aligned with deregulation, privatization, social program-gutting
deficits and free trade regimes. They are all convergent tactics to
enforce corporations' full spectrum dominance over democratic
humankind. If your progressive or conservative instincts bid you to
arise against this coup, standing with our 9/11 widow is a good place
to start.

Her name is Ellen Mariani, her lawyer is Phillip Berg and their
complaint is now online at http://www.nancho.net/911/mariani.html.
Read it and weep, wail, or whack out a dozen letters to the editors
around your town, but for god's sake make some noise. When 9/11
bombshells fall silent in the corporate media's forest it's up to us
to make them resound.

- End -

W. David Kubiak is director of Big Medicine, a research and education
institute studying the corporate takeover of our country, culture and
consciousness. His email is bigmed@nancho.net .

(I worked with David on the National Initiative for Democracy in
Portland ME during the fall of 2002. Great guy! ... Evan)


Good critical commentary on the suit - comments will be heeded in future

"amendments"... (according to Attorney Phil Berg)



Mariani RICO suit mentioned in:

The Philadephia Enquirer
Posted on Wed, Dec. 03, 2003

A third have not filed for 9/11 fund

>From Michael Elliot:
Dec. 3

Ellen Mariani has filed a revised civil claim in Pensslvania against
Bush Jr., Bush Sr., Cheney et al., claiming that they deliberately
failed to prevent 9/11 for personal gain, and that their subsequent
acts constitute an 'on-going pattern of criminal activity and
obstruction of justice' that supports filing the claim under the
Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO).

The claim is very well written, and clearly draws on the Internet
We have converted a copy of the revised Mariani claim on the net at:


The claim itself stands alone as a well written essay on 9/11; One
section we particularly liked was the explicit naming of the
defendants as "aiders and abettors and conspirators":

39. Plaintiff asserts from the mountain of evidence that will be
produced and based upon her RICO Act claim, Defendant GWB et al.,
exempt from the Act's jurisdiction in New York because Defendants
will be directly connected to their true standing in the "911"
attacks as "aiders and abettors and conspirators" who
intentionally and deliberately "failed to act and prevent" the
"911 attacks on the United States of American leading to the murder
of Plaintiff's husband Louis Neil Mariani and thousands of other
innocent people for many years to come, to advance their agendas,
including but not limited to an "International War On Terror."

We think that the evidence now is even stronger than what they have so
far presented, and will work with the plaintiff's counsel, Philip Berg
esq., to provide them with all the help and results of our 9/11

We note in passing that Mrs. Mariani was previously represented by
Mary Schiavo, and Philip Berg wrote this about her change of lawyers in
a press release date Sept 10, 2003 (available at thepowerhour.com):

For two years Mrs. Mariani has fought not just United Airlines, but
her attorneys as well, firing both the Nolan Law Group and Mary
Schiavo of
Baum, Headlund, Aristei, Guilford and Schiavo due to their
inability to
exercise Mrs. Mariani's rights to the truth. Mrs. Mariani is now
represented by the Law Offices of Philip J. Berg of Lafayette Hill,

Through Mr. Berg's office, Mrs. Mariani will now initiate acquisition
of all relevant facts and will pursue discovery even to the highest
levels of government regarding the secrets of 9-11.

>From Ellen's Lawyer Phil Berg, Esq.:

I am so excited - a few minutes ago, December 3, 2003, there was a knock
at my front door and a gentleman "Charles P......." told me he just
heard Ellen Mariani and myself on the "Alex Jones" Radio Show, a
nationwide show broadcast from Texas to 100 stations around the
country, and he handed me $9.11 cash, the first contribution of many to

Together, we will find out the "truth."

$9.11 for the "truth"

Thank you.


Phil, for and on behalf
of Ellen Mariani

Philip J. Berg, Esquire
911 For The "Truth"
706 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-1711

(610) 825-3134

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