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Dear Editor,

Ellen Mariani, a widow of Sept. 11, and her lawyer, Phillip Berg, a former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania, filed a 62-page complaint in federal district court charging that President Bush and officials including, but not limited to Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Ashcroft and Tenet:

1. Had adequate foreknowledge of Sept. 11, yet failed to warn the country or attempt to prevent it.



2. Have since been covering up the truth of that day.

3. Abetted the murder of plaintiff’s husband.



4. Are being sued under the civil Racketeering, Influence, and Corrupt Organization Act for malfeasant conspiracy, obstruction of justice and wrongful death.

It concludes that “compelling evidence will be presented in this case … [that] defendants failed to act and prevent Sept. 11, knowing the attacks would lead to an ‘international war on terror’ which would benefit defendants both financially and politically.”

Press releases detailing these explosive allegations were sent out to 3,000 journalists in the print and broadcast media, and a press conference to announce the filing was held in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Nov. 26 (commemorating the end of the first futile year of the independent National 9/11 Commission).

Now get this.

Except for Fox News, which taped for 40 minutes and never aired an inch, no journalists came to this press conference and nothing was reported! What does that tell you?

The complaint by Ellen Mariani and her lawyer is now online at http://www.nancho.net/911/mariani.html.

Steve Campbell

Glenwood Springs

Dear Editor,

Once again, the liberal 9th Circuit Court makes another lunatic judgment. On Dec. 3 they ruled 2-1 that parts of the 1996 Anti-Terrorism Act are unconstitutional. Specifically, they found that a person has a constitutional right to aid and provide to groups that the U.S. thinks are terrorists. Just because you send a check to an organization that is considered to be a terrorist group does not mean you are necessarily aware of their unlawful activity.

The dissenting judge, Judge Rawlinson, said “the ruling would allow U.S. supporters of groups designated as terrorist to escape prosecution by pleading ignorance.”

This lunatic court isn’t content with waging war against American culture and morality. Now they want to regulate the ability of our leaders to defend us. As a Georgetown University law professor said, this decision “declares unconstitutional one of the linchpins of the Ashcroft (aka President Bush) domestic anti-terrorism strategy.”

The Bush and Ashcroft haters will be delighted with this ruling because many are sympathetic to terrorist groups and/or they just hate Bush and Ashcroft. What is interesting is this act was signed into law by Bill Clinton. The law was designed to fight terrorism, not to support some perceived right-wing conspiracy.

This decision is outrageous. If we are not careful, these left-wing judges, by allowing terrorist groups to exercise their “rights,” may be responsible for the obliteration of our country by Islamist terrorists.

“As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.” “Voltaire

Bob Anderson

Glenwood Springs


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