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Open Letter to Activists from Ed Asner

Hello 9-11 activists and concerned citizens,

The movement is growing! In the last few days two major
developments have taken place.

First, actor and peace activist Ed Asner, best known
for his TV series, Lou Grant, has written an open
letter to the peace and justice movement in support of
9-11 Truth. Calling 9-11 truth "the most pressing issue
today," Ed urges peace and justice activists across
America to get involved and demand the full truth about

(The full letter is at the bottom of this email.)

Second, the National Green Party of the US has called
for a new 9-11 investigation with full participation of
the 9-11 families. Criticizing the current 9-11
commission's focus as "damage control, not discovery of
the truth," the Green Party cites the failure of FAA
and NORAD to follow standard operating procedures on
9/11. Their press release further states, "The question
is whether the Bush Administration and Congress failed
to prevent 9/11 out of gross incompetency or because
they were looking for an excuse to go to war, seize
control of Middle East oil, and implement their plan
for a global American empire."

Here is a link to the full Green Party press release:


#1. Please email Ed Asner's letter below to local peace
and justice groups in your area.

You can find contact information by searching on Google
using the search terms "peace and justice organization"
along with your city and state. For example, if you
live in Springfield, Illinois, simply go to
and type in "peace and justice organizations
springfield illinois".

Please also copy and paste my email address,
webmaster (at), in the bcc field so
we can keep a record of those peace and justice groups
who received a copy of Ed's letter.

#2. Forward this email to as many people as you can,
and post it on relevant lists and web forums. Also,
encourage people to sign up at the top-right-hand side
of our home page ( to
receive our action alerts themselves.

Thank you and may Truth and Peace prevail!

Emanuel Sferios
Webmaster, 9-11 Visibility Project

A letter to the Peace and Justice movement from Ed Asner

Original letter with signature:

Mon, 26 Apr 2004

Dear Peace & Justice Leader(s),

I am Ed Asner. As you may know, I've dedicated much of
my life to promoting peace & justice issues in America.

I would like to suggest to you emphatically that the
9-11 truth movement is the most pressing issue of the
peace & justice movement today. Here is why. 9-11 has
been used to justify "endless war" and a continual
rollback in civil liberties that seems to have no end
in sight. Yet, 9-11 remains the least examined tragedy
in modern American history.

Americans would have never agreed to the last two wars
and the Patriot Act's disturbing policy . . . had it
not been for 9-11.

There are many disturbing issues around 9-11 that have
yet to be examined in any meaningful way by our media,
Congress, and even by the 9-11 Commission. These
include accountability for the massive breakdown of air
defense and plane intercept procedures as described in
FAA and DOD regulations, which were violated on 9-11...

This breakdown and astounding unpreparedness by U.S.
domestic defense agencies is puzzling to say the least,
given the detailed reports our government had of the
coming attacks, that were bizarrely suppressed by key

For example, FBI Agent Coleen Rowley suggested that her
offices' attempts to alert higher ups in the FBI of the
pre 9-11 activities of Zacharias Moussaoui "seemed to
have been consistently, almost DELIBERATELY thwart[ed]
. . ." While George Tenet, Director of the CIA, had
recieved a memo in August of 2001 (one month before the
attacks of 9-11) on this report entitled, "Islamic
Extermists Learn to Fly." Yet, Tenet took no action on
this memo. The FBI agents responsible for the now
famous "Phoenix Memo" regarding Osama Bin Laden sending
students to the U.S. to attend civil aviation schools,
also struggled to get their higher ups to act on this

To date, no one has been held accountable for the
massive defense failures on 9-11, nor for the bizarre
suppression of critical warnings prior to 9-11.
Furthermore, we still have no explanation for why the
head of Pakistani intelligence, who was meeting with
top Bush Administration officials in Washington on
9-11-2001, had wired lead hijacker Mohammed Atta
$100,000.00 weeks before 9-11. We still do not know who
made the insider stock trades in weeks and days leading
up to 9-11, by betting "against" United and American
Airlines stocks (the aircraft used as missiles on

What we DO KNOW is that $5 million of those insider
stock trade "winnings" apparently by someone who had
foreknowledge of the coming attacks, were made the day
before 9-11 at AB Brown Trust. AB Brown Trust was
headed until his induction into the CIA by Buzzy
Krongard, who is now the Executive Director of the CIA.
We also know that the current head of AB Brown Trust
quietly resigned his position on 9-11, with no media
scrutiny nor apparently government scrutiny. Lastly,
and perhaps most bizarre is the fact that $2.5 million
of those stock "winnings" against these airlines made
at AB Brown Trust . . . remain unclaimed.

We deserve to know why no one has been held
accountable, and who made those insider stock trades.
We also deserve to know why the Bush Administration
allowed members of the Bin Laden family to quietly
leave the U.S. after 9-11, with virtually no
questioning by the FBI, and at a time when other
Americans were not allowed to fly.

There are many other profound, and bizarrely "unasked"
questions around 9-11. I urge all to read "The New
Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush
Administration and 9/11" by David Ray Griffin, and
endorsed by Howard Zinn, and to view "The Great
Deception" documentary by acclaimed Canadian television
journalist Barry Zwicker. Peace & justice leaders and
activists will find these works a great resource for
getting current on the 9-11 truth issue, and can be
great organizing tools to educate others.

I fear that if the underlying issues of 9-11 truth are
not demanded, that Iraq may be but a flame on an ocean
of gasoline that may be used to ignite war after war
after war. We cannot, as a peace & justice movement
only address the flames. We must look at the fuel being
used to justify the flames of war and repression at
home and abroad. We must look deeply at the events
leading up to, on and since 9-11. We must demand full
9-11 truth.

I encourage all local and national peace & justice
activists and organizations to join Philadelphia Peace
Action and other peace & justice organizations
nationwide who are now beginning to work with and
becoming involved with the National 9-11Visibility
Project at and to list your
local efforts contact information there, so 9-11 truth
activists across the nation can get involved with you
to demand full 9-11 truth.

The National 9-11 Visibility Project has worked with
9-11 family members, and become a media source
conducting interviews and linking media with 9-11
family members, including BBC World Wide Radio Network,
The O'Reilly Factor, and others. By listing your local
contact information for your local 9-11 truth
activities at media visiting
the site can find your contact information as well as
local activists who want to join your efforts.


Ed Asner

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