Interviewed at the End US Wars Rally: McKinney, Nader, Kucinich and Swanson on 9/11

At the End US Wars Rally in Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C., I was able to ask a few questions of Ralph Nader, David Swanson, Dennis Kucinich and Cynthia McKinney after their speeches. Unfortunately, I deleted my video of McKinney by mistake, and held the camera sideways for the others (I now know video is not like photos...), so I only uploaded the audio w/ still clips for the others.

I had asked McKinney what she saw as the biggest challenges and opportunities for the 9/11 Truth Movement. She said she had supported NYCCAN and felt justice was disserved in the judge's decision to disallow it. She suggested that a People's Tribunal might be worth pursuing, but that something with legal authority would be best. She also said that she will be pursuing the issue if she gets reelected to Congress.

I particularly liked Ralph Nader's response when I asked about the biggest unanswered questions; he said, "Who's responsible?" is the biggest.

I asked Kucinich the status on his committee's investigation into 9/11, and he said that it is an issue he maintains an interest in- he has questions about pre-9/11 financial transactions- but that his committee has been swamped dealing with Wall Street investigations and the economic meltdown.

David Swanson said 9/11 has not been investigated, and a full investigation is an important issue.

Ralph Nader

Dennis Kucinich

David Swanson

More from Kucinich Speaking at the Rally

Here's Swanson

Kucinich - The truth about Afghanistan

December 08, 2009

Kucinich has slapped Obama with a dueling glove on the issue of Afghanistan.

McKinney Speaks at the Rally

Good job...

Erik. Sorry Dennis, but in a Post-9/11 World, every minute you waste NOT investigating 9/11, is a minute added to the death and destruction caused by that day. Take a few lessons from Cynthia.

Edit: I see Dennis as someone put forward to give the illusion that there is someone that represents the people in Congress. The alternative to that is that because of the campaign of "debunkers/disinformationists" and these guys...

Dennis can't touch the 9/11 issue because it is toxic.

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

Yes, we can touch this

thx, Jon.

Regarding Kucinich and everyone's comments- his promises and subsequent failure to follow thru are disappointing to say the least. I essentially agreed with the points made in his speech- and Nader's, McKinney's and Swanson's and most others I heard (I missed Gravel, Hedges and a bunch of others). But I didn't hear any of them address 9/11, which was the license for the wars, and which Obama reinvoked for the surge.

Kucinich is the only one currently holding public office and in a position to do anything. I got the impression that from what he's looked into, from what his staff compiled, he's not confident an investigation he has the authority to conduct is not going to get derailed, sabotaged and turned into something the establishment media and pols use to destroy him, before it can document hard evidence that will lead to full accountability. I would guess that most people in the US govt- including most of the committee he chairs- either don't support a 9/11 investigation, or are opposed to investigating. On national TV, Bush and Cheney openly admitted to authorizing torture and Bush admitted to warrantless wiretapping- and Obama and his DOJ, and Congress, are not investigating. Other than McKinney, Weldon and Dayton, who are no longer in office, Kucinich is the only person in Congress who's raised any questions about 9/11, and now he's swamped w/ the economic meltdown and looking into Wall Street's crimes- and there are probably many in Congress who are working as hard as they can to derail and sabotage his investigations into that.

All of their answers really drove home for me how being a public figure puts one in a touchy position, where you have to choose your words carefully, knowing how the MSM will use them against you if you don't say the 'right' things. Also, they had no idea where I was coming from- they're certainly aware of unsupported/bogus info and claims being circulated in the 9/11 Truth Movement, by well-intentioned people or otherwise. Associating themselves with non-credible persons, orgs, claims and evidence might be enough to sink their chances of getting anything done, including getting reelected.

There needs to be widespread public support for true accountability, before politicians are going to risk their credibility and careers- and possibly their lives. If even a significant minority in Congress backed investigating 9/11, maybe something could be done- but Congress and many high-level appointees need to be replaced, period- they are dishonoring their Oath of Office, if not actively and consciously complicit in crimes. But 3rd party support went down in 2008, and there was a huge turnout for Obama, who had already made it clear from his Senate voting record, fund-raising and statements/non-statements on the campaign trail that he intended to be a servant to the Establishment, first.

Raising public awareness of credible facts is still one of the biggest tasks at this point, imho.

Change blindness: research and history how Americans are as blind to US fascism as Nazi-era Germans

Was there

I was there and spoke personally McKinny and Kucinich's wife and gave them both AE911Truth literature. The take away from my talks with McKinny and Mrs. Kucinich was that the political/government system as presently constituted would not be responsive to rational requests, would not act in the interests of the governed by was control by interests with their own agenda. Both believe we must not stop trying, but offered no suggestions of strategies to change the status quo.

This theme of a nation which was irrational, warlike, unresponsive and unjust to rational demands was included in the excellent presentations of ALL the speakers including Mike Gravel, Chris Hedges, Ralph Nadar, Cynthia McKinny, Kathy Kelly and others.

The turnout was disappointing considering Obama had just signed the death certificates for hundreds and thousands of people.

America, Wake Up. Take back your government


If someone has a chance to

If someone has a chance to talk to Dennis again, you can cite the fact that he spoke to me not once, not twice, but six times. Each time he gave his word that he would investigate 9/11 and that he would have an announcement regarding said investigation soon. Neither things happened.

Justin A. Martell

In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand at the mongrel dogs who teach! Fearing not that I'd become my enemy in the instant that I preach! My pathway led by confusion boats...mutiny from stern to bow!

That is correct...

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

Kucinich is the CHAIR of a Gov. Oversight commitee

His failure to do anything meanigfull for 9.11 truth, is HUGE.

Has anyone called him on this?

I have mixed feelings on Kucinich.

His stand on the Federal Reserve, his general anti-war stands are commendable.

His inability to deliver on any genuine 911 investigation promises is disquieting to say the least.

Perhaps he is being muzzled and is afraid to say why and by whom.

If we cannot depend on him, then lets move on to others whom we CAN depend on.

Enough with the DoubleSpeak.

Ron Paul also backtracked on 911 Truth if I recall correctly.

We have a pattern of people here who say one thing to the Truth Community but act quite the opposite.

When are we going to call them on it?

I am tired of these poker games being played when people's lives are at stake.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

I'm passing this on as rumor only...

I was told that Kucinich was speaking out about 9/11 until his younger brother died suddenly and unexpectedly in December 2007 from what was at first called "unknown causes," and was later attributed to heart problems. Perry Kucinich was 52 and alone when he died at home.

I haven't followed Kucinich's career closely enough to know if this is true. Was there a sudden change in his stance on 9/11 since December 2007? If Kucinich retreated from investigating 9/11 in the wake of his brother's death, he may have interpreted Perry's death as a warning to back off.

Alan Grayson

might be our man. Congressmen from FL.

He is spoken out against War profiteers, Federal Reseve & Dick Cheney.

Has Ron Paul received Bentham paper?

Kucinich's failure to take ANY action into investigating 9/11 is very disappointing. Instead of making repeated promises to do so, he should have simply done it. It shouldn't take THAT much time to investigate the Insider trading angle and put options.

Second, has Ron Paul received the nanothermite paper yet? As a statesman it should be hard for him to ignore scientific proof of treason.

What was done to publicize this demonstration?

I only heard about it by accident (archived interview of Webster Tarpley) the day it happened.

What exactly was the turnout?

I publicized it here on 911 Blogger

Here's the video from RT tv

I was there from 11 am till 3 pm. The crowd started out at about 100 people and grew to approximately 300 by the time I left. It was so small that when I arrived I thought I must be at the wrong place!

I marched in an antiwar demonstration in January 2007 on the mall that drew about 50,000 people. In the spring of 2003, according to Wikipedia, 36 million people worldwide demonstrated against the impending invasion of Iraq. Where has everybody gone? Perhaps people have concluded that demonstrations accomplish nothing -- and I can't say I blame them.

Yesterday, unfortunately, the most high profile speakers -- Kucinich, McKinney and Nader -- spoke first, when the crowd was still small.

There was no mention of 9/11 from any of the speakers, although at least 11 members of DC911truth were present.

Here is the coverage from RT: