Lorie Van Auken

Who Is Lorie Van Auken?

Thanks to www.cooperativeresearch.org, and a very special thanks to Lorie Van Auken, Mindy Kleinberg, Patty Casazza, Kristen Breitweiser, and Monica Gabrielle. For everything. I'm so sorry you had to do any of it. For the most part, this was written by me, with the exception of the September 11th Advocate letters, and the July 9, 2003 entry.

September 11th, 2001: Kenneth Van Auken is murdered in the September 11th attacks
"I love you. I'm in the World Trade Center. And the building was hit by something. I don't know if I'm going to get out. But I love you very much. I hope I'll see you later. Bye." Those are the last words Lorie hears from her loving husband Kenneth who was a bond broker at Cantor Fitzgerald in 1 World Trade Center. [Larry King Live, 9/12/2001; New York Times, 12/14/2001] Over time, grieving starts to take place in "the cedar-wood arbor in the yard" completed by Kenneth a week before he died. Carpentry and gardening were his passion. [New York Times, 10/24/2001]

Oil Game * 9/11 * Obama Rose * Sertima

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Editor - Jonathan Mark - www.FlybyNews.com
March 5, 2008 - Oil Game * 9/11 * Obama Rose * Sertima

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison
without formulating any charge known to the law,
and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers,
is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of
all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."

- Winston Churchill
Nov. 21, 1943

1) Iraq Oil US War Racket
- - WAR IS A RACKET – by General Smedley Butler
- - It's still about oil in Iraq
- - Nobel Laureate Estimates Wars’ Cost at More Than $3 Trillion
- - The $3,000,000,000,000 War is a Domestic Issue
- - Dying to die in Afghanistan
- - Rule by Fear or Rule by Law?
- - Brattleboro, Vermont, Votes to Indict Bush and Cheney
- - Tongue and ‘Cheek’ – Malene Espensen Sexy Protest
2) September 11 Advocates Uncover Lies and Unanswered Questions
- - Transcript For Lorie Van Auken’s Speech - NYC Ballot Initiative
- - The Shell Game newsletter
- - The Mother of All Lies About 9/11
- - Moussaoui appeals, calling plea invalid
- - ZERO : Europe for an Independent Inquiry into 9/11

Transcript For Lorie Van Auken’s Speech - NYC Ballot Initiative - 11/24/2007

A big thanks to Lorie Van Auken for providing the transcript for this speech. - Jon

Thanks, my name is Lorie Van Auken, and my husband, Kenneth Van Auken, was killed on September 11, 2001. On the morning of 9/11, Ken left me a message that said, “I love you. I’m in the World Trade Center. The building was hit by something. I don’t know if I am going to get out, but I love you very much. I hope I see you later, bye”. Ken didn’t get out, and I never saw him again. From his message, I knew that he had survived the plane’s impact into his office building, WTC Tower One.

Six years after the event, that’s about all I know. I don’t know how Ken died. Perhaps he died in the fire of smoke inhalation, or maybe he was killed when the building collapsed, I suppose that I will never know. Since we didn’t receive any of his remains, Ken never had a funeral. It turns out that almost everything about 9/11 was out of the ordinary, including the fact that it was never properly investigated.

When Bill Pepper asked me to be a part of a real investigation into 9/11, I found it difficult to say no.

How the 9/11 Commission Got it Wrong - an Introduction to 9/11 Skepticism on YouTube

Full YouTube series playlist

Playlist URL: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=605E68182CFB244A

Transcript of the entire briefing and submitted documents here:
http://www.911podcasts.com/files/documents/did-they-get-it-right.zip

Direct link to Congressional Record, 109th Congress:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?dbname=2005_record&page=E2188&position=all

In the wake of Philip Shenon's best-seller, "The Commission", comes another wave of Americans snapping out of a media-induced trance. On another front, to a different audience, Willie Nelson is waking up another sector of the sleepwalking masses with his skepticism. Whatever route you took that made you take a second look at 9/11, welcome... and, you've got some catching up to do.

If Shenon's book was your introduction to the simple fact that the 9/11 Commission failed in its mandate on several levels, then you are probably unaware that serious criticism of the 9/11 Commission was entered into the Congressional Record of the 109th Congress. This criticism was the result of a Congressional Briefing conducted by former Congressional Representative, Cynthia McKinney of Georgia. (McKinney is currently seeking the Presidential nomination for the Green Party of the United States.)

The briefing was held on July 22nd, 2005, subsequently broadcast by C-SPAN, and studiously ignored by the corporate press. A comprehensive collation of the briefing has not been made available online, but thanks to the magic of YouTube, I have chopped the most pertinent testimonies from that day into neat 10 minute segments that are easily digestible for the busy internet surfer. You may have seen some of the footage from the briefing in the documentary, "Press for Truth", where Lorie Van Auken talked about her husband's fate on 9/11. Beyond that, not much of this footage has been circulating on the net.

So, if you are new to 9/11 Truth, or 9/11 skepticism, or you just have some questions, this is a great start. This briefing does not present much speculation or theory, but does break down the Commission on its bureaucratic failings, and lists a host of anomalies that will send you researching for days if this is all new to you. (This briefing does not discuss controlled demolition theories at all, it wasn't until physicist Steven Jones came on the scene in 2006 that CD "exploded" into the massive topic for 9/11 skeptics that is currently is. There was a lot of research already published online, and some in books, but it took a PhD to kick it over the top.)

The YouTube series is in 25 parts, and begins with McKinney's opening statement;

"Jersey Girl" Lorie Van Auken to be part of NYU Teach-In - Saturday, February 23rd

FIRST NATIONAL TEACH-IN ON FREEDOM AT RISK IN AMERICA
(and not a moment too soon!)

Saturday, Feb. 23,
10:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.
4th floor, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South
NYU

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council of NYU

We cordially invite you to attend the FIRST NATIONAL TEACH-IN ON FREEDOMS AT RISK IN AMERICA, hosted by the College of Arts and Science (CAS) Student Council of New York University on Saturday, February 23, 2008.

This all-day event will be an interactive forum featuring numerous renowned academics and intellectuals both from within and outside of the NYU faculty, and will be open to the public and to the press throughout the day.

FREEDOMS AT RISK will be kicked off in the morning with two classic-style teach-ins: our TEACH-IN ON FREEDOMS AT RISK IN POLITICS, and our TEACH-IN ON FREEDOMS AT RISK IN ACADEMIA. Both will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue through 5:00 p.m. Following a two-hour recess, FREEDOMS AT RISK will resume with our evening PLENUM, which is set to run from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

September 11th Advocates Comment on the Impending Release of Philip Shenon's Book


For Immediate Release - February 4, 2008

September 11th Advocates
Comment on the Impending Release of Philip Shenon's Book
The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation
February 4, 2008

Philip Shenon's new book, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11Investigation, serves to justify our suspicions and the concerns of the Family Steering Committee, that we attempted to publicly air during the course of the 9/11 Commission's tenure.

One of the most egregious revelations put forth by Mr. Shenon is the fact that Philip Zelikow was hired as the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, despite his direct ties to the Bush Administration. In 2000-2001 he served as a member of Condoleezza Rice's National Security Council (NSC) transition team, where he was allegedly the "architect" of the decision to demote Richard Clarke and his counter terrorism team within the NSC. Furthermore he was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) from 2001-2003, where Zelikow drafted most of the 2002 "National Security Strategy of the United States," creating the pre-emptive Iraq war strategy. These areas were within the scope of the Commission's mandate and as such were of critical importance to determine what, if any, impact they had on the government's ability to prevent the 9/11 attacks.

As the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow was given the responsibility for choosing the entire direction of the Commission's investigation. Essentially, Mr. Zelikow determined who was or was not interviewed as a witness, and which information was or was not looked at. He also influenced which documents would be requested from the various agencies. It seemed to us, that allowing an individual with this much involvement in the Bush administration to run the investigation, might give the appearance of impropriety and could ultimately taint the Commission's findings.

In a statement issued by the Family Steering Committee of March 20, 2004 we wrote:

It is apparent that Dr. Zelikow should never have been permitted to be Executive Staff Director of the Commission. As Executive Staff Director, his job has been to steer the direction of the Commission's investigation, an investigation whose mandate includes understanding why the Bush Administration failed to prioritize the Al Qaeda threat.

In the same statement we also called for:

Zelikow's immediate resignation; Zelikow's testimony in public and under oath; and the subpoena of Zelikow's notes from the intelligence briefings he attended with Richard Clarke.

Commission Chairman Tom Kean and Vice-Chair Lee Hamilton instead chose to have Mr. Zelikow recuse himself from the areas of the investigation that dealt with the transition period. However, they allowed Mr. Zelikow to be one of only two people (Ms. Gorelick was the other) to review the Presidential Daily Briefings (PDB's), reports that went to the heart of what the White House and its National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice, knew prior to 9/11. While investigating the events that led up to the September 11th attacks, Philip Zelikow was called as a witness by the 9/11 Commission though transcripts of his testimony were never made public.

NYC: Benefit for the 9/11 Ballot Initiative November 24th

Sorry for the short notice, just found out about this today.

http://www.nyc911initiative.org/

Join us for the Benefit for the NYC 9/11 BALLOT INITIATIVE

Sat. Nov. 24th, 7pm, St. Marks Church,
2nd Ave. & 10th Street, Manhattan
Admission: $15

Come and learn about the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative to create a new, independent, honest investigation of 9/11 through a process known as "Direct Democracy". Speakers include:

Dr. William Pepper – international attorney, author of "An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, Jr."

Ray McGovern – former CIA analyst, founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

Lorie Van Auken – “Jersey widow”, driving force who pressured the Bush Administration into creating the 9/11 Commission

Christine Ebersole – Award-winning actress and advocate for truth on 9/11

Richard Greene – Radio talk show host of “Clout” on Air America Radio

Kathy Davis – Public Affairs Director, WBAI and advocate for truth on 9/11

Frank Morales – Episcopal priest, recipient of “2007 Project Censored Award”

See how in 2008 YOU can be a catalyst for truth in government and comprehensive, positive change leading to peace and progress.

Who Is Sibel Edmonds? With Introduction By 9/11 Family Member Lorie Van Auken

Thanks to www.cooperativeresearch.org, and many many thanks to Lorie Van Auken

Lorie Van Auken
9/20/2007

Sibel Edmonds tried her best, to speak with the 9/11 Commissioners regarding the information that she had, which she felt was relevant to the 9/11 investigation. The Commissioners didn't respond to her, so having heard about us, the 9/11 widows from New Jersey, she contacted us.

Sibel asked to meet with us in order to discuss why she wanted to testify. She couldn't speak completely freely, having been gagged, but we were none the less appalled by what she told us, and were able to glean the importance of having her information put before the 9/11 Commission.

9/11 Family Member Lorie Van Auken And Janice Matthews On Clout

Thanks to www.airamerica.com/clout/

September 11th, 2001
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Congratulations to both Lorie and Janice for doing so well.

9/11 widows demand release of CIA's Inspector General report

Source: http://rawstory.com/news/2007/911_widows_demand_release_of_CIAs_0618.html

9/11 widows demand release of CIA's Inspector General report

06/18/2007 @ 3:23 pm

Filed by RAW STORY

A group composed of widows of 9/11 victims are demanding the release of a key CIA report.

"The report, prepared by the CIA's inspector general, is the only major 9/11 government review that has still not been made publicly available," Michael Isikoff reported in January. "When it was completed in August 2005, Newsweek and other publications reported that it contained sharp criticisms of former CIA director George Tenet and other top agency officials for failing to address the threat posed by Al Qaeda, as well as other mistakes that might have prevented the attacks."

In a statement obtained by RAW STORY, September 11th Advocates Patty Casazza, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg, and Lorie Van Auken write, "Almost six years have passed since the attacks of September 11, 2001, yet critical information continues to be withheld from the American public regarding the attacks.

Lorie Van Auken Explains About The Importance Of The (JICI) In Regards To Possible Foreign Involvement In The 9/11 Attacks

Recently, I took it upon myself to send 9/11 Family Member, Lorie Van Auken, an email:

Dear Mrs. Van Auken...

Quite honestly, I can't think of anyone better to ask this question to than you. What can you tell me about Pakistan's involvement in 9/11? Since I'm talking to you, a family member, someone that was a member of the Steering Committee, I don't think I mean that question as it sounds. Can you tell me about any experiences you had with Commissioner's about it? Or anyone for that matter. Robert Mueller for instance. I know all of the written word, but I never had the opportunities someone like you did if that makes any sense.

Also, with your permission, I would like to post your response.

Thank you very much.

Sincerest Regards,

Jon Gold

Most of us in the 9/11 Truth Movement know the "facts", but people like Mrs. Van Auken "experienced" them. She was one of the "Jersey Girls", a member of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee. She attended every 9/11 Commission Hearing, and was instrumental in supplying them the questions they were SUPPOSED to answer.