911 Probe: Public Signatures Sought
Evan Ravitz
911 Probe: Public Signatures Sought
Fri Jan 9 00:45:17 2004

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Subject: 911 Probe: Public Signatures Sought
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 21:24:23 -0700 (MST)
From: Evan Daniel Ravitz
To: Citizens@vote.org

Signing the petition is an easy way to support the courageous Ms.
Mariani. Please forward far and wide... Evan


Eric A. Smith
Hot Damn! Design

9-11 Widow Files Rico Lawsuit

public signatures sought to support Investigation

PHILADELPHIA, Jan 6 -- Ellen Mariani, whose husband died in the
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when UAL 175 was flown into the
World Trade Center, has filed suit in a US District Court alleging
Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld and other co-defendents had
sufficient warning to stop the terrorist attacks but failed to either
warn or protect the public.

According to a recent CBS News, the Republican 9-11 Commission
Chairman agrees:

9/11 Chair: Attack Was Preventable

(CBS News -- December 18, 2003) For the first time, the chairman of
the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11

attacks is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been
prevented, reports CBS News Correspondent Randall Pinkston....

Appointed by the Bush administration, Kean, a former Republican
governor of New Jersey, is now pointing fingers inside the
administration and laying blame.


Mariani's suit also charges the Bush Administration with burying
evidence of its failure and refusing to release vital information.

Philadelphia Attorney Philip J. Berg, who filed the suit on Mariani's
behalf, says the Administration must be held accountable. Berg
launched the suit on November 26, and has since put up a website
explaining the details of Mariani vs Bush, et al. The Bush
Administration is currently trying to have the charges dismissed in

Public support is critical, says Berg, who has posted an online
petition. "We need at least a million signatures for them to take it
seriously." He added that mounting a class action is also being
considered. Concerned citizens are urged to read and sign the petition



Notice: You are asked and encouraged to freely distribute, publish
and/or otherwise disseminate this release as widely as possible.

Related stories:

1. NY Times: Bush Warned bin Laden Would Hijack Planes "The White
House said tonight that President Bush had been warned by American
intelligence agencies in early August that Osama bin Laden was seeking
to hijack aircraft..."

2. CNN: Bush briefed on hijacking threat before 9-11 "President Bush's
daily intelligence briefings in the weeks leading up to the September
11 terror attacks included a warning of the possibility that Osama bin
Laden's al Qaeda network would attempt to hijack a U.S.-based
airliner, senior administration officials said Wednesday"

3. UK Guardian: Bush knew terrorists would hijack planes "George Bush
received specific warnings in the weeks before 11 September that an
attack inside the United States was being planned by Osama bin Laden's
al-Qaeda network, US government sources said yesterday…. The memo
received by Bush on 6 August contained unconfirmed information passed
on by British intelligence in 1998 revealing that al-Qaeda operatives
had discussed hijacking a plane to negotiate the release of Sheikh
Omar Abdel Rahman, the Muslim cleric imprisoned in America for his
part in a plot to blow up the World Trade Centre in 1993."

4. Sunday Herald: Britain warned Bush to expect 9-11 al-Qaeda
hijackings "Britain gave President Bush a categorical warning to
expect multiple airline hijackings by the al-Qaeda network a month
before the September 11 attacks which killed nearly 3000 people and
triggered the international war against terrorism."

5. Village Voice: Officials Warned of Plans to Attack DC, NY with
Planes "The U.S. government had received repeated warnings of
impending attacks—and attacks using planes directed at New York and
Washington—for several years. The government never told us about
what it knew was coming."

6. AP: 9/11 report, Rice conflict; Bush got specific data on threats
"...the briefing given to the president a month before the suicide
hijackings included recent intelligence that al-Qaida was planning to
send operatives to the United States to carry out an attack using high

7. MSNBC: White House Briefed on Imminent bin Laden Attack "One such
CIA briefing, in July 2001, was particularly chilling and prophetic.
It predicted that Osama bin Laden was about to launch a terrorist
strike 'in the coming weeks,' the congressional investigators found.
The intelligence briefing went on to say: 'The attack will be
spectacular and designed to inflict mass casualties against U.S.
facilities or interests. Attack preparations have been made. Attack
will occur with little or no warning.'"

8. MSN: Condoleezza Rice's False Statement A: "The overwhelming bulk
of the evidence was that this was an attack that was likely to take
place overseas." - White House National Security Adviser Condoleezza
Rice, in a May 16 news briefing.

B: "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." - Title of the CIA's Aug.
6 briefing memo to President Bush . . .

9. Newsweek: Day before 9-11, Pentagon Generals Cancelled Flights "On
Sept. 10, NEWSWEEK has learned, a group of top Pentagon officials
suddenly canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently
because of security concerns." http://www.msnbc.com/news/629606.asp
(link dead)

10. SF Gate: Mayor got 8-hour warning Before 9-11 Attacks –
September 12, 2001 For Mayor Willie Brown, the first signs that
something was amiss came late Monday when he got a call from what he
described as his airport security - - a full eight hours before
yesterday's string of terrorist attacks -- advising him that Americans
should be cautious about their air travel.

11. Florida State: Jeb Bush Declares Martial Law 9-7-01 "Based on the
potential massive damage to life and property that may result from an
act of terrorism at a Florida port, the necessity to protect life and
property from such acts of terrorism..."

12. CBS News: Ashcroft Avoided Commercial Travel Prior to 9-11 "In
response to inquiries from CBS News over why Ashcroft was traveling
exclusively by leased jet aircraft instead of commercial airlines, the
Justice Department cited what it called a "threat assessment" by the
FBI, and said Ashcroft has been advised to travel only by private jet
for the remainder of his term."

13. UK Independent: Taliban Mole Warning Ignored "Weeks before the
terrorist attacks on 11 September, the United States and the United
Nations ignored warnings from a secret Taliban emissary that Osama bin
Laden was planning a huge attack on American soil."

14. NY Times: "President Mubarek Warned US of Al Qaeda Plot”
"Egyptian intelligence warned American officials about a week before
Sept. 11 that Osama bin Laden's network was in the advance stages of
executing a significant operation against an American target,
President Hosni Mubarak said in an interview on Sunday."

15. Village Voice: US Ignored France Warnings "A key point in
unraveling why the FBI failed to follow up leads on Al Qaeda terrorism
now centers on the Bureau's contemptuously brushing aside warnings
from French intelligence a few days before 9-11."

16. Intl. Herald Tribune: White House Ignored Arab Warnings "When the
hubbub about what the White House did or didn't know before Sept. 11
dies down, Congressional or other investigators should consider the
specific warnings that friendly Arab intelligence services sent to
Washington in the summer of 2001."

17. UK News-Telegraph: Israel issued urgent warning of large-scale
terror attacks Israeli intelligence officials say that they warned
their counterparts in the United States last month that large-scale
terrorist attacks on highly visible targets on the American mainland
were imminent."

18. NY Post: FBI Warned D.C. It Was A Target "A Minnesota FBI agent
investigating Zacarias Moussaoui testified yesterday that he notified
the Secret Service weeks before Sept. 11 that a terror team might
hijack a plane and 'hit the nation's capital.'"

20. Yahoo News: FBI Warnings Ignored "An FBI supervisor, sounding a
prophetic pre-Sept. 11 alarm, warned FBI headquarters that student
pilot Zacarias Moussaoui was so dangerous he might 'take control of a
plane and fly it into the World Trade Center,' a congressional
investigator said in a report Tuesday."

21. Independent: America had 12 warnings of aircraft attack "American
intelligence received many more clues before the 11 September attacks
than previously disclosed, that terrorists might hijack planes and
turn them into weapons, a joint congressional committee was told

22. Washington Post: 9/11 Probe Says Agencies Failed to Heed Attack
Signs "U.S. intelligence agencies received many more indications than
previously disclosed that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network was
planning imminent "spectacular" attacks in the summer of 2001 aimed at
inflicting mass casualties."

23. Yahoo News: Spy Agencies Had Pre-9/11 Threats on U.S. Soil "U.S.
intelligence agencies picked up threats of attacks inside the United
States and of using airplanes as weapons during the spring and summer
before last year's Sept. 11 attacks, but were more focused on the
possibility of an assault overseas, a congressional source said on

24. Vanity Fair: Bin Laden Relatives Secretly Evacuated From NY
"Patrick Tyler of the New York Times is reporting from Washington: 'In
the first days after the attacks on Sept. 11, the Saudi Arabian
ambasador to Washington, Prince Bandar ibn Sultan, supervised the
urgent evacuation of 24 members of Osama bin Laden's extended family
from the United States fearing they might be subjected to violence.'"

25. Sydney Morning Herald: Administration Told US agents “Back off
bin Ladens” "US special agents were told to back off the bin Laden
family and the Saudi royals soon after George Bush became president,
although that has all changed since September 11, it was reported
today." http://www.old.smh.com.au/news/0111/07/world/world100.html

26. Ha'aretz Daily: CEO Says Workers Warned Hours Before World Trade
Center Hit -- FBI Investigating "Odigo, the instant messaging service,
says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the
Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen,
and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law
enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender
of the message predicting the attack."

27. NY Times: White House Approved Secret Evacuation of Bin Ladens
After 9-11 "Richard Clarke, who ran White House crisis team after Sept
11 terror attacks, says top White House officials personally approved
evacuation of dozens of influential Saudis, including relatives of
Osama bin Laden, from United States in days after Sept 11, when most
flights were grounded." http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/090503A.shtml

28. Tampa Tribune: Bodyguards tell of Secret Bin Laden Flight "The
hastily arranged flight out of Raytheon Airport Services, a private
hangar on the outskirts of Tampa International Airport, was anything
but ordinary. It lifted off the tarmac at a time when every private
plane in the nation was grounded due to safety concerns after the
Sept. 11 attacks. " http://www.dirtybush.com/connectthesedots.html

29. UK Minister: "Bush had Foreknowledge of 9-11 attacks" "...it is
not surprising that some have seen the US failure to avert the 9/11
attacks as creating an invaluable pretext for attacking Afghanistan in
a war that had clearly already been well planned in advance."
Contact: Eric A. Smith, Hot Damn! Design, Tokyo, Japan ●

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