9/11 Widows Hit Cheney For Fighting KSM Trial

Good Job Lorie... stick to your guns. - Jon

Source: nydailynews.com

By Michael McAuliff

Some 9/11 widows who want to see a terror trial in New York today questioned why a group strongly linked to Liz Cheney is leading the charge in opposition to the trial.

Her father, after all, is the man many Democrats and liberals think broke the law in pushing for interrogation techniques now deemed torture by the Obama administration, and which were used on Al Qaeda plotter Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.

The anti-trial group is led by Debra Burlingame — whose brother piloted one of the doomed planes — and who is a guiding light at 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong America.

The 9/11 Families group had as a springboard Keep America Safe, a Liz Cheney vehicle where Burlingame serves on the board.

“Perhaps they’re trying to protect her father’s role in torturing these detainees,” said Lorie Van Auken, who lost her husband on 9/11. “And that’s actually what could keep us from seeing justice, is this torture that was done to these people because that evidence is not really evidence. It won’t be admissible anywhere.”

Auken was speaking on a conference call organized by the liberal Human Rights First.

Later, she declined to back off her statement. “You start to wonder why Liz Cheney would be organizing the 9/11 families,” she said. “It’s just a funny connection.”

Below is the press conference Burlingame did today with Rep. Pete King and others, posted online by Keep America Safe, in which they call for the trial to be canceled and announce a Dec. 5 rally.

Has anyone ever met

Debra Burlingame?

I'm sure...

Someone has. I know Richard Greene from Air America's Clout contacted her to see if she would appear with Lorie Van Auken, Kyle Hence, and John Judge. That never panned out.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

Has this investigation been resolved?


"Five years after her father's plane crashed into the Pentagon in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a woman was found dead yesterday in a fire at the Galaxy Towers apartment complex in Guttenberg, N.J.

The woman, Wendy Burlingame, 32, was discovered by firefighters in a short hallway between the kitchen and the bedroom of her 10th-floor apartment where the four-alarm fire began, said Edward DeFazio, the Hudson County prosecutor. Mr. DeFazio said the fire, which law enforcement officials are calling suspicious, began shortly after midnight in the apartment Ms. Burlingame shared with her companion and was still under investigation, as was the cause of Ms. Burlingame's death. No one else was injured in the fire, Mr. DeFazio said.

Ms. Burlingame was the daughter of Charles F. Burlingame III, a 25-year Navy veteran who was the captain of American Airlines Flight 77, which slammed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11., 2001, killing 189 people.

Mr. DeFazio said her companion of three years was among several people being interviewed in connection with her death. He would not identify the companion, but tenants in the complex identified him as Kevin Roderick.

Sebastian Rojas, 27, lives downstairs from Mr. Roderick. He said that while he did not know Mr. Roderick and Ms. Burlingame well, they were ''real late-night people'' whose footsteps, and two dogs, he heard constantly above his head.

The two dogs were also found dead in the home, Mr. DeFazio said.

Shortly before the fire erupted, Mr. Rojas said, there were ''louder noises than usual'' coming from the apartment upstairs, ''like somebody running around up there, like somebody doing something up there in a rush.''

Then he said he heard a thud -- ''like somebody dropped something''-- and three or four minutes later the building's fire alarm sounded. Mr. Rojas said that within minutes his apartment filled with smoke. He then safely left the building.

Lucy Gell, who works at the building's front desk, said that Ms. Burlingame was a kind, generous woman with ''model good looks.'' She added that Ms. Burlingame had brought her down a plate of turkey and mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, saying that Mr. Roderick was out.

Debra A. Burlingame, Ms. Burlingame's aunt, was reached at home last night before she even knew of her niece's death. She burst into tears on the phone and would not comment further. Ms. Burlingame's mother, Nancy Perfect, was also reached at home last night. She, too, declined to discuss her daughter's death."

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson

Wish I could tell you

Thanks for posting this.It's good to be refreshed about all those details. Owing to its fishiness, this story has lingered in my mind since it was reported back in late 2006. But unfortunately, I cannot say what kind of 'resolution' the investigators reached, if any; or indeed, if there was ever any proper investigation at all.

I wish the truth movement had a team of honest

detectives, that could give us the skinny on stories like this.

9.11 police detectives for truth, where art thou, brother?

A 'funnier" connection...

is that Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were on the international advisory board for Salomon Smith Barney (SSB). SSB occupied nearly every floor in WTC 7, and Rumsfeld was the chairman of the board.

Many funny connections still to come. But maybe funny is not the right word.


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.


Funny is not the right word. Sick is more like it. Those two should hang for high treason and mass murder. I have always wondered how those thugs can live with themselves. I guess we should pray for them. It seems they have sold their souls to the devil. No normal human could kill like those two have done and not have any empathy for their victims.

I left a comment...

Good for Lorie. For those who don't know, Lorie Van Auken is one of the four 9/11 Widows responsible for the creation of the 9/11 Commission. The media referred to them as the "Jersey Girls," but they are formally known as the September Eleventh Advocates. Those four widows, along with several other family members monitored the 9/11 Commission. They worked with the staffers of the 9/11 Commission. They went to every hearing of the 9/11 Commission. They provided 100's of well researched questions for the 9/11 Commission to answer. Here is a "report card" compiled by Lorie Van Auken and Mindy Kleinberg, two of the "Jersey Girls," of the 9/11 Commission.


They only answered 30% of the families questions.

I think it is a shame that because of the cover-up of 9/11, family members have been put at odds with one another.

The NYDailyNews has done fantastic work covering the 9/11 First Responders. It's time for you to start covering the cover-up as well.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.


Go leave a nice comment for Lorie... lend her our support.

Edit: This was up to 3 points at one time. Now it's back to 0. I wonder who would have a problem with helping out Lorie? Could someone explain to me the problem with helping Lorie?

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

For the record,

I'm just now checking into this blog entry and never voted you down... in fact I just voted you up.

But seriously, doesn't it suck when you leave a totally rational, level-headed comment here at blogger, only for it to get voted down with no explanation?

I make a point of reading all the down voted comments because I find many of them to be the best comments. - Atomicbomb

Ignore the down voters

Face it Jon, there are obviously some people here who feel a need to discredit or vote you down on principal. It could be because you actually make sense and don't deal in speculation. Common sense and verifiable evidence are a threat to people whose agenda is to support the official conspiracy theory or to put forth a speculative conspiracy theory. Don't waste your energy on things you can't control.

Keep turning up the heat.

It seems the Cheney family has been expending an awful lot of energy deflecting attention away from Dick and whatever shenanigans he has been up to during his stint as decision-maker in chief.
Anyone who protests as much as he has been doing obviously has something to hide.


Another article.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

Again, easy questions

Perhaps Ms Liz Chaney and Ms Burlingame should try to explain
1. How did nanothermite end up at the site, together with cut up steel beams and molten steel.
2. How come buildings pulverized, in a very fast and completely uniform fashion?
3. Were the laws of physics suspended, or demolished?

This civil trial might help to answer these questions, if government investigative and scientific agencies will not entertain them.



My thoughts exactly.

No Question that Liz Cheney is

being groomed as a smooth operator. I heard her on FOX radio a couple of weeks ago and the disinfo and related anti Obama rhetoric was polished and professional. This is a dangerous person, and we need to watch her.

Some flyers...

As I said in the movie, I think this is a perfect opportunity for people to remind everyone that there are more suspects for the crime of 9/11. I have made flyers reflecting this point.

Click Here (PDF BW)

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Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

Thanks for this

Another in what seems now a long line of "Keep you mouth closed forever" scenarios. Barry Jennings comes to mind. If she was murdered before hand that ought to be evident, there's no smoke in the lungs.
Was she making inquiries into her fathers death ?

mix up

Barry Jennings was a man who witnessed bombs and bodies in building 7 before the planes hit. Are you talking about Wendy Burlingame?

Liz Cheney Is No Saint For Free Speech

When the student is ready the teacher will come.

I remember back in 2007 Liz Cheney authoring some sort of letter to universities and colleges that discussed the rights of professors to bring up controversial subjects for discussion in the classroom. This was about the time that Kevin Barrett was making waves at UW Madison. Liz Cheney is married to Dick Cheney, do we need to say any more about her questionable character.

Take Care Matt

Married to Dick Cheney?

Liz is the daughter of Dick, not the wife, who is Lynn (or Lynne? I tend to think of her as 'Lon', as in 'Lon Chaney,' who played the Wolfman), who herself has been no stranger to the media spotlight.

Anyone got an email..

For Liz Cheney?

That would be great, thanks.
On the 11th day, of every month.

I guess this would be the best way to go about sending her info

General Inquiries

Email: info@KeepAmericaSafe.com
Telephone: (202) 525-4608

Keep America Safe
1718 M Street, NW #351
Washington, DC 20036

Be respectful, but unrelenting.
On the 11th day, of every month.

Check this out

Board Members
Elizabeth L. Cheney

Liz Cheney is an attorney and specialist in U.S. Middle East policy. From 2005-2006, she was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. In this capacity, she was the second-ranking State Department official responsible for U.S. policy in the Middle East. Prior to that, Ms. Cheney served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2002 to 2004. She was responsible for the establishment of the $300 million Middle East Partnership Initiative to support political, economic and educational reform and the empowerment of women in the Middle East.

Ms. Cheney practiced law at White & Case LLP in the area of international project finance from 1996 to 1999. From 1999 to 2002 she served on assignment with the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Ms. Cheney served previously at the Department of State and at the Agency for International Development from 1989 to 1993 designing and managing US assistance projects in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

She is currently collaborating with Vice President Cheney on his memoirs, covering 40 years of his career in Washington. She is also a member of the International Board of Visitors at the University of Wyoming, and chairman of the board of the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, DC. Ms. Cheney earned her law degree from the University of Chicago in 1996 and her bachelor’s degree from the Colorado College in 1988. She is married to Philip J. Perry and they have five children.

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Debra Burlingame

Debra Burlingame is the sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame, III, pilot of American Airlines flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. She is the co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America and a director of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Foundation at the World Trade Center. She has published featured articles for the Wall Street Journal and other publications on national security issues, including the Patriot Act, the National Security Agency terrorist surveillance program, al Qaeda and the Saddam Hussein regime, the 9/11 Commission, aviation security and the Guantanamo detainees. She has testified before the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on terrorism-related issues and works with the Center for Security Policy as an advocate for its Divest Terror program aimed at Iran, Syria, Sudan and North Korea.

Ms. Burlingame has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, Fox & Friends, Your World with Neil Cavuto and Hannity & Colmes, CNN’s Larry King Live and Paula Zahn Now and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

Ms. Burlingame was formerly a producer at Court TV where she covered dozens of civil and criminal legal proceedings ranging from the OJ Simpson trial and the Clinton impeachment hearings to the Microsoft anti-trust case. She wrote pieces for broadcast on Constitutional appellate cases, consumer law, and legal news and helped launch a documentary series involving cold criminal cases. Prior to her career in television, she was an attorney in New York City.

She is a graduate of New York University and the Cardozo School of Law.

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William Kristol

William Kristol is founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, a journal of politics and ideas located in Washington, D.C. He is also a regular panelist on Fox News Sunday, a contributor for the Fox News Channel and a monthly columnist for the Washington Post. Before starting the Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Prior to that, Mr. Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the first Bush Administration, and to Education Secretary William Bennett under President Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Mr. Kristol was on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (1983-1985) and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania (1979-1983).

Mr. Kristol has published widely in areas ranging from foreign policy to constitutional law to political philosophy. He has co-edited several books, including The Neoconservative Imagination (with Christopher DeMuth, 1995), Educating the Prince: Essays in Honor of Harvey Mansfield (with Mark Blitz, 2000), Present Dangers (with Robert Kagan, 2000), Bush v. Gore: The Court Cases and the Commentary (with E. J. Dionne, Jr., 2001), and The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (with Eric Cohen, 2002). He is the co-author, with Lawrence Kaplan, of the best-selling 2003 book, The War Over Iraq.

Mr. Kristol received both his A.B. (1973) and Ph.D. (1979) from Harvard University.


Bill Kristol eh, that name sounds familiar.. where do I know that name from?

Liz knows damn well, is aware, and plays the role of protector for her monster father. And if she isn't fully aware, she ought to be made aware I think.
On the 11th day, of every month.