9/11 Families Fear Tribunal Secrets

Seek answers, death penalty

Source: bostenherald.com

By Joe Dwinell
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - Updated 7h ago

Families of 9/11 victims fear a military tribunal of six accused al-Qaeda killers will end with too many secrets being carried to the grave.

Family members tell the Herald they want justice - including executions as the ultimate penalty - but also a public airing of security failures and names of Arab moneymen who bankrolled the terrorists.

“I hope we can follow the terrorists’ routes and learn about the frontmen,” said Mike Low, whose 28-year-old daughter, Sara Low of Boston, was a flight attendant on American Airlines [AMR] Flight 11 that hijackers slammed into the World Trade Center north tower.

Bill Doyle, who lost his son, Joey, in the attacks said he’s suing the government for $1 trillion to expose who financed the terrorists. A tribunal, he said, may help or doom his complex litigation.

“There are so many clouds around 9/11,” he told the Herald yesterday. “Yet it’s ludicrous we don’t know who financed the terrorists. It could be a wealthy sheik or some charity.

“Khalid Sheikh Mohammed didn’t just reach into his checkbook,” added Doyle, a New Yorker who heads the nation’s largest group of 9/11 families. “It can’t just be a slam dunk - ‘You’re guilty!’ - and just electrocute or hang them.”

The trial for the six Guantanamo Bay detainees isn’t expected to kick off for months and may not end, experts predict, until President Bush leaves office in January.

The accused include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of Sept. 11; Mohammed al-Qahtani, who officials have labeled the 20th hijacker; and Waleed bin Attash, who investigators say selected and trained some of the 19 hijackers.

In an effort to sell the tribunal to the world, the Bush administration yesterday instructed U.S. diplomats to recall the executions of a dozen Nazi war criminals after World War II.

A four-page cable sent to U.S. embassies and obtained by The Associated Press states that execution as punishment for extreme violations of the laws of war is internationally accepted.

If found guilty, the six terrorists can possibly be executed by lethal injection at the Guantanamo Bay base under U.S. Army regulations.

Rhode Island attorney Don Migliori, who represents 9/11 families still suing the airlines and security companies, said no matter what transpires at Guantanamo, an open 9/11 archive must be part of the final verdict.

“We will not stop litigating this case until the information we uncovered is released to the public,” he told the Herald, adding his clients are only after “the truth.”


I was not there on 911. So I can not contrubute to this other than send you money and advice.

Every 1st responder and fire men & women needs to start to write down what they saw on 911.

Did you see the Thermite cut beams. If you don't know what that looks like look it up.

Did you see the explosion bent beams and debree.

Did you smell the Thermite residue.

Where you in the basement when it blew.

Did you see the molten steel running down the beams.

YOu saw it all, you just didn't know what to look for.

Write down what you saw heard and smelled that day and in the following days of clean up.

Who was that Fire Chief who "pulled building 7" Whats his story. If he won't talk write that down to.

Send all this stuff to me or someone else to compile into a story book and then there is a case to be taken to court.

The truth is there you saw it, now remember and write it down.

Any assertion of guilt in

Any assertion of guilt in the deaths of the Towers' collapse victims must be challenged on the basis that what really brought down the Towers is not known, as admitted in writing by NIST:

NIST: “This letter is in response to your April 12, 2007 request for correction… we are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse.”
Published here: http://journalof911studies.com/volume/2007/NISTresponseToRequestForCorre...

This admission by NIST after publishing some 10,000 pages on the collapse of the Towers may come as a bit of a shock to interested parties, including Congress, which commissioned NIST to find a full explanation. NIST admits, after our prodding, that they are “unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse.”

Our findings underline the weakness of the NIST explanation and moreover provide hard evidence for an alternative explanation which would NOT implicate the accused in those deaths which were due to the Towers' collapse. These facts should have a place in the trial.
(Thanks to R.U. who got me thinking about this, via an email.)

Bob McIlvaine...

And I were talking tonight about what happens if they kill all 6 of them. We never get the chance to question them publicly. That's pretty big if you think about it.

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