AZ State Senator Wants 9/11 Answers

By, Cheri Roberts-Piper – MTR News

Joining a long list of influential and credible citizens asking questions about the events of September 11, 2001 AZ State Senator Karen Johnsona Republican from District 18, steps up to the plate. A much loved Senator with many years of legislative experience and a laundry list of Republican endorsements under her belt she stands apart from the cowed and coerced Right wing of the isle on this issue and has gotten more and more vocal about it.

On May 3, 2008 she tells The Arizona Republic that,

“After three government investigations and more than six years, we still don’t have answers on 9/11”

At face value such a statement can mean many things however, she goes on to clarify,

“Think back to that day: Those towers didn’t just fall down. If they had, we would have had huge chunks of concrete breaking apart and falling into a massive pile of rubble. The buildings likely would have toppled erratically sideways and left a much larger pile of debris. But that’s not what we witnessed. The towers didn’t collapse – they disintegrated”.

So why would a Senator come forward almost seven years later?

“The events of 9/11 have never been properly investigated. It’s about time they were” she says.

Her thoughts on media coverage of 9/11 – including the reporting on the 9/11 Commission Report, the long awaited and incomplete NIST Report and general polling data were pretty clear,

“The mainstream media parrot the less-than-credible conclusions of the 9/11 Commission without giving any thought to the many omissions and inconsistencies. In a truly free country, the press would ask hard questions and do real investigating, but this is not happening. Only the alternative media, such as Internet news sites, have done any solid investigating”.

“The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal agency, which evaluated the collapse of the towers, has yet to issue its report on Building 7. “We’ve had trouble getting a handle on Building 7,” said the acting director of their Building and Fire Research Lab.

Yet a number of private-sector engineers, architects, and demolition experts have not had that problem. They think Building 7 came down by controlled demolition. The building collapsed suddenly, straight down, at nearly free-fall speed. People heard the explosions, and saw the squibs and the characteristic billowing clouds of pulverized concrete so unique to demolitions. There is no reason to think that Building 7 came down for any other reason than explosive demolition.”

Many of us have come to not only expect non-news from our mainstream channels, but have stopped watching them entirely. Most real news with substance – whether local, state or national can be found sometimes days before it is reported on our television sets or in our papers and then only to be buried by more sensational stories involving Brittney Spears or matters in the entertainment sectors. News stories reflective of matters affecting the American People that are built upon vetted credible sources with a real investigative bent are few and far between – regardless of topic, and news regarding any non-conformist views of the official story on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 have been left for the blogisphere and other alternative mediums.

One should question why corporate owned media outlets are not seriously reporting on polls like Zogby that revealed 51 percent of Americans want Congress to investigate 9/11 further. That is a majority, surely that’s a number worth mainstream recognition not to be discounted with derision , but instead to be investigated and voiced from a platform where others who have quietly had the same unease and the… more here