Ron Paul’s Challenge: Call for 9/11 Transparency with new #Declassify Campaign

Former Texas Republican Congressman and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul has announced a campaign to raise support for House Resolution 428 which seeks to declassify 28 pages of the Senate report on the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Paul stated that he was calling on those concerned with getting the full story of September 11 to record a short video message saying:

“I deserve to know the truth hidden in the 28 classified pages of the 9/11 report.”

He challenges supporters to upload the video to YouTube and share on social media using the hashtag #Declassify. The former congressman says to encourage friends and family to do the same. Paul also asks those concerned with transparency to tag members of Congress and “call on members of Congress to support H. Res. 428., which would make public those pages of the “Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001” report.”

Immediately following the 9/11 attacks, family members called for an investigation into what happened and what went wrong. This lead to the formation of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, the official name for the report completed by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The investigation began in February 2002, and the report was released in December 2002.

When the final report was released it amounted to over 800 pages. Despite the lengthy report critics immediately pointed towards 28 pages that had been classified. Since the report was first released in late 2002 family members and lawmakers have fought to release the classified pages. In December 2013, Congressmen Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA) introduced Resolution 428, calling on President Obama to make the pages public. The resolution has received bi-partisan support.

Jones  recently spoke with Paul to discuss his experience reading the documents. Jones tells Paul:

“You have to go down into a room that is guarded by uniformed officers, and then also you have an FBI person to sit there in the room. you can’t make any notes. The Bush people do not want it released. It’s not a national security issue. But it would be embarrassing to the previous administration if this information is opened for the public. . . . There will be no hope for America’s future if the American people don’t know the truth about a tragedy such as 9/11.”

Representative Jones has said the 28 pages will be an embarrassment to the administration, while Thomas Massie (R-KY) said while reading the documents he “had to stop every couple of pages and absorb and try to rearrange my understanding of history for the past 13 years and the years leading up to that. It challenges you to rethink everything,” he said at a press conference discussing the bill. Massie also told Glenn Beck that there will be “anger, frustration, and embarrassment when these 28 pages finally come out.”

Former Senator Bob Graham of Florida, co-chair of the joint Senate-House investigation, recently told VICE News that the redactions are a “cover up.” Graham stated, “It’s become more and more inexplicable as to why two administrations have denied the American people information that would help them better understand what happened on 9/11.” Graham has also made statements alluding to Saudi government involvement in the financing of the accused terrorists.

On several occasions President Obama promised family members that the classified pages would be released.

In a previous article I covered six reasons to question and investigate September 11 2001, including the 28-page report.  Without the full details of this report it remains difficult for Americans to trust the official story and heal from the trauma of the event. On the 13th anniversary of the attacks Ben Swann investigated what is causing more Americans to ReThink 9/11.  For the report Ben interviewed Bob McIlvaine, a family member seeking answers for the many questions surrounding that day.

Ron Paul recently claimed that it is difficult to openly question 9/11 because of resistance from the government and media. In a radio interview with Money and Markets host Charles Goyette, Paul stated:

“It’s politically very risky to talk about [questioning the 9/11 attacks], because the left and the government defenders are really, really quick to discredit anybody who raises any question whatsoever. They paint you, and they say ‘oh you question this, that means you’re a truther.’ I was always amazed, if you question and you want the truth, how they took a word like ‘truther’ and turned it into a terrible, terrible word.”

From September 11 to 13 of this year activists, journalists, architects and engineers, and family members of 9/11 victims will descend on New York City to participate in several awareness-raising events. The coalition of Ground Zero 9/11 and the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will hold press conferences; a documentary screening; outreach events at Ground Zero, Times Square, the 9/11 Memorial Museum, and outside of the New York Times headquarters; and a symposium titled “9/11 Truth Goes Mainstream” featuring firefighter Rudy Dent, family members  Bob McIlvaine, Vance Green, and Catherine Montano , and a 9/11 survivor speaking out for the first time publicly.

For more information on the events please visit GroundZero911.