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December 31, 2009
Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates for Answers and Accountability,
As we look ahead to 2010, we at NYC CAN would like to offer our deepest thanks to everyone who contributed to a remarkable and historic campaign, and we would like to take a moment to celebrate the achievements that give us much to build upon in 2010.
2009 was a year of tremendous progress for our cause. Among a long list of successes, a peer-reviewed paper was published in a mainstream scientific journal documenting the discovery of active thermitic material in the World Trade Center dust; the petition of architects and engineers calling for a new investigation into the WTC destruction has leaped to nearly 1,000 signatories while founding member Richard Gage, AIA travels the world delivering his analysis of the buildings’ demise to thousands of concerned citizens and leaders. The increasing strength and credibility of our message is evidenced by the ever greater frequency of media breakthroughs casting a positive light on the questions we pose.
Thanks to your support, NYC CAN is proud to consider the ballot initiative campaign in New York among the many victories that furthered our cause in 2009. 80,000 New Yorkers – nearly 8% of the number who voted in the 2009 mayoral election in America’s largest city – signed a petition calling for a new 9/11 investigation. Just last week we learned one of those 80,000 signatories is a councilmember elect, intent upon helping us advance our cause with the local government once in office. A few hundred thousand more New Yorkers, while not prepared to take the leap of faith and sign the petition, were directly educated about the need for a new investigation. A dozen mainstream news outlets in the United States and Europe covered the campaign’s success, and perhaps most importantly, a tectonic shift occurred – after eight years of research and education, we have begun to collectively hone in on the endgame.
It is this “endgame” to which NYC CAN will continue to dedicate itself in 2010. In the months since the ballot initiative campaign ended, we have recuperated, reflected and regrouped. After committing more than a year to the single objective of a ballot initiative, NYC CAN’s approach in 2010 will expand to a multi-pronged pursuit of educational, legislative and legal avenues to bringing about a true investigation:
1) “Vote For Answers 2010”, a national campaign of local ballot initiatives aimed at moving 9/11 into the light of open public discussion and manifesting the public’s will for a new and truly independent 9/11 investigation.
2) Continuous education and lobbying of supportive New York City officials.
3) A civil law suit to be filed by 9/11 families to bring real 9/11 evidence into federal court.
4) “Common Sense”, an educational campaign tying all of NYC CAN's efforts together, comprised of credible, expert spokespeople capable of winning the hearts and minds of the American people.
The first step on the promising road ahead is already underway. NYC CAN has teamed up with the Monadnock 9/11 Truth Alliance and other New Hampshire advocates to launch Vote For Answers New Hampshire.
Because only 25 signatures are required for the insertion of an article on New Hampshire town ballots, Vote For Answers New Hampshire has set an ambitious goal of placing its article on 40 town ballots across the state at local elections this spring. The article reads:
Shall New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation be instructed to pursue a new and independent investigation to address thoroughly all of the evidence and unanswered questions related to the events of September 11, 2001? (The record of the vote on this article shall be transmitted by the Town of ________ to New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation.)
Already, petitioning efforts are underway in 21 towns, and several Town Halls have confirmed the wording is appropriate to be placed on their ballot.
The campaign has been publicly endorsed by the Former Mayor of Keene Michael E.J. Blastos, as well as by a bipartisan lineup of current and former State Representatives including Peter Allen, Peter Espiefs, Betty B. Hall, Paul Harrington, Barbara Hull Richardson and Charles Weed. All seven local New Hampshire leaders have signed their names to the following statement to be printed in the Keene Sentinel and other local newspapers next week:
“As current and former public servants, it is our duty to raise our voice with those from across the country and around the world to call attention to the omissions and falsehoods in the official account of the events of September 11, 2001. The good people of New Hampshire are asked to sacrifice ever more in the War on Terrorism and yet there has been no true investigation into the events of September 11th for which this war is being fought. So long as our policies continue to be based on those tragic events, it will never be too late for honest answers to reasonable questions that to this day go unanswered. In defense of our nation and in defense of freedom itself, we must get to the bottom of what happened.”
If you live in New Hampshire or if you have friends in New Hampshire, please contact us at email@example.com so that we can expand the reach of the campaign to include as many towns as possible. With success in New Hampshire we will pave the way for Vote For Answers 2010 to be carried out next November in a dozen other states that allow non-binding voter initiatives.
We will keep you updated as this effort and our other efforts unfold over the coming months. If you have skills or experience related to political organizing, public relations, legal work, graphic design or web design and you are looking for ways to contribute, we invite you to contact us and help shape the next step forward in 9/11 advocacy.
In closing, Janette MacKinlay – the courageous 9/11 survivor who gave the first sample of WTC dust to Dr. Steven Jones and has been an invaluable member of NYC CAN’s Executive Council – created a holiday arrangement of Ikebana art called “Flame of Truth” that she wanted to share with everyone to wish us all a warm and happy holidays. Her work is dedicated to finding solace and hope after September 11th – you can view more of it atJanetteMacKinlay.com.
From everyone at NYC CAN, we thank you for your incredible support, and we wish you a happy and enriching New Year. Together we can make 2010 a breakthrough year.
Thinkers think and talkers talk. Patriots ACT.
Friday, September 18, 2009
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
In a September 2003 article for The Guardian newspaper, Michael Meacher, who served as Tony Blair's environment minister from May 1997 to June 2003, shocked the establishment by calling the global war on terrorism "bogus." Even more controversially, he implied that the U.S. government either allowed 9/11 to happen, or played some role in the destruction wrought that day. Besides Meacher, few politicians have publicly questioned America's official 9/11 narrative — until Diet member Yukihisa Fujita.
Fujita, along with a growing number of individuals — including European and American politicians — are leading a charge to conduct a thorough, independent investigation of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.
"Three or four years ago I saw some Internet videos like 'Loose Change' and '911 In Plane Site' and I began to ask questions," Fujita said in an interview, "but I still couldn't believe this was done by anyone but al-Qaida.
"Last year I watched more videos and read books written by professor David Ray Griffin (a professor emeritus of philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont Graduate University who wrote the most famous Truth Movement book, 'The New Pearl Harbor') about things such as the collapse of World Trade Center No. 7. This building, which was never hit by an airplane, collapsed straight down. Between the videos showing the way it fell, and the numerous reports of explosions, many are convinced that this building was demolished."
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Saturday, June 14, 2008
Invitation to all peace activists and all patriots who want to see an end to the wars and to the Imperial Presidency
Join us on Thursday July 3, 6:15 - 7:00 pm, on Central Square. Bring peace placards!
Music, singing, Hilliare Wilder’s large puppets, and
a keynote speech: Take Back America!
by Dr. Bob Bowman, Lt.Col. USAF, ret., flew 101 Combat Missions as Fighter Pilot in Vietnam, a long-time critic of this administration. (Further info on Dr. Bowman follows.)
Dr. Bowman will be introduced by Michael Blastos,
former Mayor of Keene.
Early endorsers of the July 3 event: Michael Blastos, former Mayor; Barbara Richardson, DemocraticRepresentative NH House; Jeffrey W. Scott,Vietnam War Veteran.
We would like to see a broad coalition of critics of our current Administration take part. We need to TAKE BACK AMERICA!
We are inviting groups, and also individuals with name recognition, to co-sponsor/endorse this event. (No money needed for this.) Please discuss with your group leadership whether we can add its name to the co-sponsors/endorsers of this event. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! For further information, questions, endorsement call at 355-2202 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear fellow peace activists,
From June 13 to October 17, 2008, I'll be touring the country, speaking in about 120 different cities. I’ll be speaking on Central Square in Keene at 6:30 pm. on July 3, 2008. I'd appreciate very much if your organizations could co-sponsor my talk.
Because some of you may not know me, I'd like to explain who I am and what I'm trying to do. My bio gives details of my military career and education to establish credibility, but it doesn't mention my work for peace.
I've been an anti-nuke anti-war activist for 26 years. In the early 80s I worked closely with Sen. Claiborne Pell, Sen. Mark Hatfield, Sen. Ted Kennedy, and others to prevent an arms race in space, end nuclear testing, end anti-satellite weapons testing, and prevent nuclear war. I have given about 7,000 speeches around the country against Reagan's "Star Wars", against Bush One's first Gulf War, against Clinton's rape of Kosovo, and against practically everything Shrub does. My support has always come from Catholic Workers, Quakers, Unitarians, Veterans for Peace, WILPF, Peace Action, etc. The overall goals of the Patriot Tour (get a government that will follow the Constitution, honor the truth, and serve the people) are designed to make conservatives feel welcome. (Many of them are just as unhappy about things as we are.) But the immediate goals are to end the occupation of Iraq and prevent an attack on Iran. The only way I can see that happening soon (I'm not willing to wait until 2009 for another president) is with the simultaneous impeachment of Cheney and Bush, and I call for that loud and clear. I'm probably one of the most radical progressive populist liberals there is. But I don't think the left can succeed by itself. That's why I'm recruiting honest conservatives to our cause. They understand that this administration is anything but conservative. Real conservative Republicans like Bob Taft stood for fiscal responsibility, avoidance of foreign military entanglements, and protection of our individual rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Is it any wonder these folks can't stand Bush? We can make common cause with real conservatives (not the Bushie big-money imperialist fascist neo-conservatives now in charge of our government). The article "The Patriots" (attached) is designed to emphasize our common ground with real conservatives and to recruit them to our cause. I am having considerable success around the country bringing left and right together to "Take Back America."
One of the ways we are bringing folks together is through the 9/11 Truth movement. It includes folks from all across the political spectrum who love their country but fear their government. I am not a "conspiracy theorist," because I don't claim to have a theory about how 9/11 happened. But like about 80% of the American people, I don't think we have been told the truth. 9/11 has been exploited by Cheney and company to get us into unnecessary and illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to take away our freedoms through the misnamed "Patriot Act," and to involve us in a phony but seemingly endless "War on Terror." We are succeeding in getting the 9/11 Truth movement to oppose the results of the 9/11 tragedy as much as the act itself. For all these reasons, I am asking you to work with folks in the 9/11 Truth movement to jointly put on my speaking event. I have not met all of them, but those in the movement I have met are mostly patriotic anti-war activists, not nutcases as the corporate media portrays them. (Sure there are a few pretty strange folks involved, but that's true of the peace movement as well.) :) So give them a chance. You don't have to agree with them on 9/11, just work with them on our common goals.
The thrust of my talk is to end the occupation of Iraq, prevent an attack on Iran, and impeach Cheney and Bush for deceiving us into war.
The bottom line is that I'd like you to give me a chance. The Los Angeles Times called me "probably the best public speaker in the country today" I think that was a bit of an ex-aggeration in the 1980s, but I'm a lot better now than I was then. In any event, I guaran-tee you won't be disappointed! Thanks!
(321) 752-5955 email@example.com
P.S. If you want to see my position on every conceivable issue, go to the "Issues A to Z" document on my our web site HYPERLINK "http://www.thepatriots.us" www.thepatriots.us I am not running for political office in 2008. All money raised goes to "The Patriots," a 501c(3) non-profit associated with the Institute for Space and Security Studies.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Noam Chomsky Does Not Want You to Read This
By Dr. Kevin Barrett
I have decided to go ahead and post my recent email correspondence with Noam Chomsky, without his permission, and against his wishes, despite his claim that by doing so I am violating his privacy, and despite my earlier statement to him that I would respect his privacy.
[To those confused it would seem Noam's time stamp is off by one year inaccurately indicating 2009 -- Comment by Franco, monadnock911truthalliance.blogspot.com]
On Apr 20, 2009, at 12:19 PM, Noam Chomsky wrote:
...On 9/11 dissidents being silenced, that belief may also result from lack of engagement in activism regarding horrendous crimes. In fact, 9/11 dissidents have been granted kid gloves treatment that is quite unusual -- the reason, I suspect, is that the establishment welcomes their main contribution, which has been to draw a great deal of energy and attention away from protest over ongoing crimes that vastly exceed what the TM charges concerning 9/11.
...You and others have every right to pursue your priorities, but not to have "bad feelings" about others who pursue what they regard as much more urgent priorities (rightly, even transparently in my opinion). Your concern over what you see as lies is appropriate, but as noted, far down the list of such regular behavior of states, media, and the general intellectual community. And the extraordinary arrogance and self-indulgence of the TM ought to concern people who adopt its priorities.
Subject: Re: million dollar question
Date: May 10, 2008 1:32:34 PM CDT
Another lie. I never heard of Op-Ed news, and wouldn't have contacted anyone there if I had known about them. Again, more evidence that you feel that it is your right to lie and slander at will, with a particle of evidence.
You certainly do NOT -- repeat NOT -- have my authorization to publish this correspondence. From ample experience, you and I both know that that will lead to another deluge of irrationality, hysteria, and fabrication in the TM gossip system. The examples you chose illustrate that perfectly. Every single one of them, without exception. And I have no interest in contributing to that, nor in responding to more falsification and misrepresentation of the kind you are unwilling to concede.
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The New England 9/11 Symposium: Recap
by Justin Martell
The New England 9/11 Symposium, held this past Saturday (5/17/08) in Keene, NH, was a tremendous success. We had a great turn out and received local and, of course, independent media coverage.
First, the morning began at 9:45 a.m. with Bob McIlvaine's heartfelt speech, which is a reminder that, as Jon Gold put it, what we feel is nothing compared to what family members like McIlvaine feel. The part of his remarks that stuck out to me the most was when McIlvaine detailed his experiences researching 9/11 on his own and described his utter disgust with the 9/11 Commission. While speaking about the Commission he mentioned the day that Condoleeza Rice testified about the August 6th, 2001 PDB. To him it was obvious that Rice was spinning, lying, and not directly answering any questions posed to her by the Commissioners, who's questions were light as it was. He talked of how outraged he was when, after Rice testified, family members were rushing to shake her hand. The deception was so blatant how could the others not see it? I, as well as many others, believe that Bob is very strong and very brave.
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Almost 3,000 people died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. How many more will die from the toxic exposures engendered by the World Trade Center collapse and fires? The media has recently reported several 9/11-related deaths, and thousands of New Yorkers are now chronically ill with problems that include severe asthma, lung disease, gastrointestinal symptoms, unusual memory loss, rashes, and joint and muscle. pain. Following 9/11, banners and bumper stickers appeared everywhere saying that the heroes of 9/11 would never be forgotten, but now all too many First Responders and others find their lives a nightmare as they struggle virtually unaided to keep working while suffering from devastating health problems.
[Reposted from http://www.alisonjohnsonmcs.com]
Friday, March 28, 2008
An article published today at PrisonPlanet.com outlines a list of prominent figures calling for an independent Investigation into 9/11 including comedian Margaret Cho, actor Charlie Sheen, film maker Michael Moore, actor Martin Sheen, rising actor Mark Ruffalo, talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell, actor James Brolin, acclaimed director David Lynch, actor Ed Asner, Matthew Bellemy of Muse, director Richard Linklater, American icon Willie Nelson, Japanese Parliament Minister Fujita Yukihisa, Former UK Parliament Minister Michael Meacher, former German Defense Secretary Andreas von Buelow, Veteran CIA agent and respected geopolitical expert Robert Baer, former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, and U.S. Treasury Secretary and founder of Reaganomics Paul Craig Roberts.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
David Ray Griffin reviews Philip Shenon's book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Commission"
David Ray Griffin has just reviewed Philip Shenon's recent book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Commission". DRG provides a detailed appraisal of its strengths and weaknesses.
Read the review at Amazon.com
Half Great, Half Terrible
by David Ray Griffin
"The Commission" by Philip Shenon has performed a great public service, letting the world know that there are good reasons to be suspicious of "The 9/11 Commission Report." The main problem is the fact that the Commission was almost entirely under the control of Philip Zelikow, who was closely connected to the Bush White House. Although my book "Christian Faith and the Truth behind 9/11" revealed some of the facts about Zelikow that showed him to be one of the worst possible choices for the Commission's executive director, Shenon has revealed even more facts.
It was already known that Zelikow had been on the National Security Council (NSC) with Condoleezza Rice during the administration of the first President Bush; that he wrote a book with her while the Republicans were out of power; that he helped her make the transition from the Clinton to the Bush NSC; and that he wrote at her request the 2002 version of "National Security Strategy of the United States of America" (NSS 2002), which enunciated a new doctrine of preemptive war that was used, in Shenon's words, to "justify a preemptive strike on Iraq."
But now Shenon reveals more: that in applying to Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, for the position of executive director, Zelikow failed to reveal some of his conflicts of interest, especially his authorship of NSS 2002 and his role on the transition team; that he continued, contrary to his promise, to be in touch with Karl Rove (who was very concerned about the Commission's work), as well as Rice; that Zelikow largely prevented direct contact between the staff and the Commissioners ("If information gathered by the staff was to be passed to the commissioners, it would have to go through Zelikow"); and that Zelikow largely "controlled what the final report would say."
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[Reposted from 911Blogger.com]
Thursday, March 20, 2008
"In Europe I was able to meet various people including Michael Meecher, former Minister of Environment in London in the UK government. You know he was Minister of Environment. And he took a lot of courage to say his beliefs in one of the newspapers. And because of that he was sort of sacked by Mister Blair. But he says that maybe in the labor party in UK 20 or 30 members now who share the same view as he does. And there may be 20 or 30 others in other party who would sort of publicly sort of...support, if good timing and way was found. And as Mister Blair is not the Prime Minister and the time for Mister Bush is coming to a end. He said that our time is coming...and our time will come soon."
Yukihisa Fujita, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Richard Bennett is an embedded software engineer living in Winchester, NH, with his wife and five children. One of his sons is serving in the U.S. Navy. Richard spent ten years in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
The contest, announced in New Hampshire newspapers early September, had as its submission deadline November 1. Entrants were encouraged to consider both the official theory of gravitational collapse and alternate theories advanced by 9/11 critics. The Essay Contest Committee included John Wyndham, physicist, Jack Meagher, engineer, and Gerhard Bedding, science writer and teacher.
The Monadnock 9/11 Truth Alliance exists to advance the search for truth with respect to the horrific events that took place on that day. The Alliance's essay contest on the destruction of the WTC towers fits into this framework. In awarding a prize, the value of the scientific facts and arguments presented in the winning essay are recognized. However, the Alliance does NOT imply that the winning essay contains THE TRUTH, nor does it endorse all the evidence, calculations, and reasoning presented. In short, the winning essay is considered to be a valuable contribution toward finding the truth.
In reaching their decision, the Contest Committee took the following into account:
. Focus on the subject and degree of organization
. Depth of presentation, including graphics
. Presence of little known facts or new evidence for research
. Discussion of both the gravitational collapse and demolition theories
. Conclusions drawn from the evidence
On all these counts, the 19-page submission by Richard Bennett stood out clearly as the winner.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
By Rob Balsamo, Pilots For 9/11 Truth
03/13/08 - "Beware The Ides Of March" could not be a more appropriate introduction to this article as it appears the government story regarding the events at the pentagon is officially dead. Thanks to the hard work done by Citizen Investigation Team, they alerted us to review figures regarding topography and obstacles along the flight path of American 77 according to the government story. Physically and aerodynamically, Arlington's unique topography and obstacles along American 77 "final leg" to the pentagon make this approach completely impossible as we will demonstrate.
According to the government, American 77 final approach to the pentagon is depicted below.
[Reposted from 911Blogger.com]
MainLineLife Publishes My Letter To The Editor
This week (3/13/2008) in the MainLineLife newspaper, they published my "Letter To The Editor". It took up about half of the entire 4th page, and makes for a very large image, so I'm only going to post their title for it. Thank you to MainLineLife for publishing this letter.
To the editor:
First and foremost, I want to thank you for letting Jeff's article, "Searching For Truth In Wayne" be published. To my knowledge, it is the first of its kind to be in a newspaper. There was no agenda behind this article. It was journalism as it should be. I also want to thank you for posting the positive letters you've been receiving for the article. They show that people do care about this extremely important issue. I'm writing to you today in the hopes that maybe you could publish this letter as well. I want people to know why it is we do what we do.
[Reposted from 911Blogger.com]
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Richard Gage, AIA broke into mainstream radio last Friday morning March 7th at midnight in a one-hour interview on the Christine Craft show on KGO-810(San Francisco ABC)
(21 Min - 11.3 Meg)
[Reposted from http://www.alexjonesfan58.com]
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
"The 9/11 Commission book is a book of fiction", Bob Mcilvaine October 23, 2007
9/11 Truth at EU Parliament on Feb. 26 2008, part 1/2 (48:46)
9/11 Truth at EU Parliament on Feb. 26 2008, part 2/2 (44:35)
An Open Letter to the Progressive Left
By Justin A. Martell and Michael Jackman
During this primary season, many advocates for a new investigation into the events surrounding 9/11 have been greeted with a tremendous amount of hostility. The thing is, most of this hostility has not been from “right-wingers,” but mostly from members of the so called progressive left. As registered Democrats, we personally, have been told that we are an “embarrassment to the party,” and called names that we will not repeat. Why has the left shown so much hostility towards advocates of 9/11 truth and justice?
As of January, 2007, the Bush Administration had been caught telling 935 lies. No folks, we didn’t say mistakes, they told 935 LIES. The most audacious lies being the administration’s manipulation of intelligence used to get us into war with Iraq. These lies have, as of today, claimed a total of 3,975 in Iraq alone. The U.S. led occupation in Iraq has also claimed close to 90,000 Iraqi civilian lives. All of this death and destruction has been due bold-faced lies told by the Bush Administration.
What was just outlined in the paragraph above is not disputed by members of the progressive left or even by their beloved candidates, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL). Why then, after this criminal administration has been caught in 935 lies, some of which have led to close to 100,000 deaths, is this administration given a free pass by the left when it comes to 9/11? While we don’t agree with labeling the ideas advanced by the 9/11 Truth Movement as conspiracy theories, let us, for the sake of the argument discuss the idea of conspiracy theories involving the Bush Administration. Please also remember, a conspiracy is, by definition, “an agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.” Therefore, when the progressive left asserts that the President and his administration knowingly manipulated intelligence in order to lead our nation to war in Iraq, they are advancing what can be defined as a conspiracy theory. Is the left only interested in advancing conspiracy theories that are popular and accepted by the rest of their constituents?
Additionally, the Bush Administration fought very hard to stifle any inquiry into 9/11. If 9/11 was a major government failure, as is maintained by proponents of the official account, then wouldn’t the president and vice president want to know everything about that failure and reprimand or fire those responsible? Instead, we’ve seen two inquiries, one led by the Congress and one by the 9/11 Commission. Both of these inquiries were given limited access to information, and in the case of the 9/11 Commission, led by a White House insider. Even if the official version of events is true, how is this acceptable? Don’t the family members of the victims of 9/11 deserve to have answers as to why their loved ones are no longer with us? Don’t we, as Americans, deserve to know?
In conclusion, we implore the progressive left to support the millions of concerned citizens across the United States who are advocating for an independent inquiry into 9/11. Advocating for a real investigation into 9/11 is not subscribing to conspiracy theories. It’s subscribing to the idea of truth, accountability, and justice. What’s so bad about that? Remember, these people are proven liars, their lies have led to the deaths of thousands of people. Why should 9/11 be treated any differently?