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9-11 Truth Movement

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After the September 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Bush Administration initially resisted an independent investigation. In December 2002, after lobbying by families of September 11 victims, the White House established an independent commission, under former New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean. The administration opted for a hand-picked panel and terms of reference confined to intelligence failures and recommendations.

There have also been a disparate number of individuals and citizens groups investigating the attacks and their aftermath. The diverse groups - from those advocating on behalf of family members through to conspiracy theorists - have been dubbed the "9/11 truth movement".

Government Groups

  • Congressional Joint Inquiry Into September 11 - by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence - Report Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,  December 2002; S.Rept.No.107-351 and H.Rept.No.107-792
    • of which 28 pages remain classified
  • The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, otherwise known as the 9-11 Commission, is an "independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation in late 2002, chartered to prepare for the President and Congress a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Citizens' Groups

Family Groups

Groups Pushing Various Theories

There are a range of groups and individuals promoting various theories about a government 'cover-up'. Many of these argue that the US government had prior knowledge of the attacks. They also commonly include allegations of everything from purported evidence of financial speculation, the 'demolition' of the third tower, that a missile hit the Pentagon not a jetliner etc.

Some of these sites are:

Groups & Websites Focussed on 9/11 Investigations

Timelines

Books

Videos / Movies

Lawsuits

  • Mariani Vs Bush (Full Amended Complaint): "Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the filing of a detailed Amended Complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on 11/26/03 in the case of Mariani vs. Bush et al that he is alleging President Bush and officials including, but not limited to Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld and Feinberg."

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