9/11 Victim Family Member Explains the Importance of Declassifying Secret 28 Pages

twitpic-35By Joseph Jankowski

Nearly 15 years after the tragic events of 9/11, family members who lost loved ones in the WTC towers are still fighting for transparency.

Currently sitting in the House and Senate are two pieces of legislation that urge the President of the United States to declassify 28 pages that were redacted from a 2003 Joint Congressional intelligence inquiry into 9/11 which shows foreign government involvement in the New York City attacks.

H.R. 14 and Senate Bill 1471 have a total of 43 co-sponsors as support for the legislation seems to be picking up steam and capturing mainstream discussion.

Someone who has been feverishly fighting for the declassification of the 28 pages is Terry Strada. She represents over 9,000 victims’ family members and survivors as the National Chair of 9/11 Families & Survivors United For Justice Against Terrorism. Her Husband Tom Strada worked on the 104th floor of the North Tower and was tragically unable to survive the attacks on September 11th, 2001.

Terry was kind enough to do a Q&A with us (PlanetFreeWill.com Ed.) as we sought out to get more insight into the 28 pages and pick the brain of someone who has been directly affected by the attacks as our post-9/11 world continues to develop.

In this Q&A, posted below, Terry Strada shares her focused knowledge about the 28 pages, what she thinks of post-9/11 outcomes and even gives her opinion of the 2016 Presidential race.

Please head to 28pages.org and demand your representative become a co-sponsor of the declassify movement legislation.

Q: From your understanding of the 28 pages from the original Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, that’s being withheld from the public, what role did foreign governments play in the 9/11 attacks? Those who read the 28 pages imply that Saudi Arabia was involved in at least financing the hijackers. What is Saudi Arabia’s role in all this?

Strada: Clearly, I do not have access to the 28 pages so I can only repeat what people who have actually read them have told me. They say they’re about relationships between the terrorists and who they were receiving funding from. Former Senator Bob Graham who co-chaired the Joint Inquiry has stated numerous times that they point a strong finger at Saudi Arabia.  The chapter which refers to “specific sources of foreign support” was completely excised. This is outrageous…money is the lifeblood of terrorism, it is the common thread that runs through all terrorist attacks. Without money, terrorists cannot cross borders, buy visas, forge passports or buy airline tickets.  They cannot recruit, travel, operate their training camps, websites, purchase weapons and bomb-making material. Simply put, without money, terrorists cannot kill Americans. This is why it is vital to declassify the 28 pages and allow the victims’ families & survivors and the American people to know who is responsible for funding terrorism. We need to hold them accountable and choke off the endless supply of millions pouring out of the mega rich Middle East countries and into the hands of terrorist organizations like ISIS, al Qaeda, Boco Haram and countless others.

Q: While reading the 28 pages Congressman Thomas Massie said he had to “stop every couple pages and try to rearrange (his) understanding of history. It challenges you to rethink everything.” If these papers do become public, how will it affect the public’s trust in the system? After all, the pages have been held behind closed doors for so long on the grounds of national security. According to Rep. Walter Jones, the 28 pages have nothing to do with national security. Can you speak to that?

Strada: I think when they become public there will be public outrage, and rightfully so, but once the anger passes, people will begin to focus on what’s important and that is to hold accountable the people, countries and/or businesses that fund terrorism. This will help deter future terrorist attacks against our country and is an important tool in our arsenal of weapons against terrorism.

Q: You told MintPress News that “Not knowing how the perpetrators were funded is a greater threat to our national security.” Do you think these 28 pages are a threat to the U.S. War on Terrorism narrative? The U.S. went into Afghanistan and then Iraq, but without the full truth behind 9/11 how can the public be totally sure these invasions were justified?

Strada: I believe the invasion of Afghanistan can be justified because that is where al Qaeda’s training camps were and where OBL was headquartered. As far as Iraq goes, I think we need the 28 pages declassified to know the answer to that question. As far as, are the 28 pages being a threat to the U.S. war on terrorism narrative, what I believe is, if they point a strong finger to Saudi Arabia as former Senator Bob Graham has stated, then they’re not a threat to the narrative, it will change the narrative.

Q: Knowing what you know about the 28 pages…what is your overall opinion on the security state of the United States. After 9/11 we saw the implementation of the Patriot Act and TSA checkpoints. Do you feel safer now because of the security measures taken by the U.S. Government post 9/11?

Strada: No, I do not feel safer, but not because the Patriot Act and TSA checkpoints aren’t valid or effective – they have both played a role in thwarting terrorist attacks but we have had several since 9/11, i.e., the Fort Hood shooting, Chattanooga murders, Boston Marathon massacre and most recently the San Bernardino killings.  When will enough be enough?  There is legislation in Congress right now called the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act – “JASTA” (S.2040/H.R.3815).  We need our elected officials to vote this bill into law and allow victims of terrorism on American soil to hold the bankrollers of the acts of death and destruction caused by their global jihad accountable in a U.S. court. I believe the 28 pages will corroborate our (the victims’ families & survivors) claims against the 9/11 financiers.

Q: Donald Trump recently said that he would reveal who “really knocked down the World Trade Center” if elected President. Is Donald Trump worthy of receiving the vote of 9/11 victim family members like yourself? If not, who can the family members get behind in the 2016 Presidential race?

Strada: I have heard presidential candidate Donald Trump say he would reveal who really knocked down the World Trade Center and just last night he said on Hannity he would release the 28 pages if he is to become president.  That alone is not enough of a reason for me to support any candidate and I cannot speak on behalf of my organization. They all have their own individual views.  My hope is that our next president will understand how important it is to know the entire truth regarding 9/11 if we are ever going to fully protect ourselves from future terrorist attacks.  In 2003, Senator Chuck Schumer penned a letter to then President George Bush, asking him to release the 28 pages, stating that, “As you are aware, Saudi Arabia’s banks and charities have been used to funnel money to al Qaeda; its madrassah schools spew hateful anti-American rhetoric to would-be suicide bombers across the Middle East; and fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were Saudis.  Given these facts, protecting the Saudi regime by eliminating any public penalty for the support given to terrorists from within its borders would be a mistake.”  Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton signed this letter…I would like to know what her and each candidate’s position is regarding the 28 pages and if they would declassify them if they were elected President.

Q: Are you familiar with the group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth? The group released a analysis of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers where they explain that there was direct evidence of explosions inside towers 1 and 2. http://eyesopenreport.com/experts-speak-out-direct-evidence-of-explosions-in-towers-1-and-2-on-911/ Obviously we don’t know exactly what happened to bring the towers down, but what is your take on the “official story” of how the towers came down. And the what is your take on the counter analysis by groups like Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth?

Strada: I believe the “official story” of how the towers came down and I become very upset when a member from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth approach me.  My husband was murdered by radical Islamist terrorists who attacked the towers in 1993 and vowed to come back and finish the job, which they did on 9/11, killing nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children.

Joseph Jankowski writes for PlanetFreeWill.com

  • It is clear that the redacted 28 pages is a ploy – step back to cover story number two, maintaining the original implausible muslim terrorists fantasy, while providing the rationale for yet more illegal wars.

    Why waste time with this crap? The article provides no good reason for exploring this limited hangout with its own dead end.

    • Star Fox Report

      Why are the pages being kept secret, can you answer that question? The 28 pages will apparently shine more light on what exactly happened. This topic is not “crap”. Go a head with the knowledge that 9/11 was a inside job and keep doing nothing about it.

      • blue579

        The timing is highly suspicious, this meme was first floated when a psy op was unleashed portraying the Saudis as going rogue. It has to be part of a scripted fall out between the US and the Saudis to create cover for the Globalists launching their plan to dismantle the dollar reserve system. An economic writer known for endless doom and gloom articles was in on it, stating the Saudis were blackmailing the US elites into supporting the jihadists in Syria (an absurd proposition given the pyramid hierarchical flow of power).

        There’s more compartmentalization underfoot attempting to twist and fracture the 9/11 Truth movement narrative with layered obfuscation and multiple isolated perpetrators. Besides the Saudis, there is the re-floating of the Israelis (L.A. We Are Change) as the sole perps, and some left-wing-gatekeeper propaganda that the deed was an exclusive neocon project (the neolibs being innocent) while the larger context of the Bankers, the true masterminds, and their globalist agenda, is ignored . The intelligence assets designing these psy ops are experts in divide and conquer and are adept at creating huge energy siphons, buying time to get their totalitarian system of extreme control and monitoring up and running.

        • drbhelthi

          Blackmail can cripple the hierarchical flow of power, at least for a short while. The hierarchy of power can also shift.

      • eddysach

        It is CRAP…do the research & quit parroting the disinfo propaganda you’re getting from the TV

  • eddysach

    It was an ‘Inside Job’ by the same NWO zionist dual-citizens (that hijacked the White House) & the 0.001% elite American traitorous families… with Saudi Arabia having little to do with it…the advocate is still walking down a path of intentionally obfuscated ignorance & needs to wake up to the obvious (imo)

    • blue579

      The power elite hijacked the US long before 9/11. The one uniting feature is the archetype of being ruthless PSYCHOPATHS – whether it’s ancient Egyptian elites, royals of all stripes, medieval overlords, the old popes, Emperors, Mao’s “Eight Immortals” and their progeny currently China’s billionaire plutocracy, ditto the offspring of the Bolsheviks representing Russia’s top heavy oligarchy, Rockefellers (the patriarch a literal snake oil salesman and bigamist who bragged about teaching his sons how to cheat), Rothschilds (“Give me control of the monetary system and it matters not who the politicians are.”), etc.

      Spot on about the Saudis, low tier minions who would still be living in tents and getting around on camels if not for the oil fields.

  • gawain

    911 was covered up by the bogus 911 report that Zelikow(sp?) allowed to the public.
    This is an implication of the cover up.
    No way would hot steal ever sag or melt from propane or gas or jet fuel.
    I guess the 3rd tower just decided to collpase of of empathy for the twins – right Larry ‘pull it’ Silverstane (Larry Silverstein).
    Read ‘the Commission the Uncensored History of the 911 Investigation’ Philip Shenon.

    So much b.s. and so little real investigation CONgress will never re-investigate.

    • drbhelthi

      Humans have access to only one destructive force that is capable of turning concrete into dust while melting 4″ thick steel structures, with a flash of light and heat.

    • blue579

      Bogus 9/11 Report indeed, like the Warren Commission – pure BS. Arlen Specter’s MAGIC BULLET explanation should have set the entire nation on fire with outrage.

  • drbhelthi

    An intelligent person who believes the official story has to disregard the abundance of information that disqualifies the official story. Such a person can only be a stooge – or affiliate – of the “society” that is responsible for organizing the events of 11 Sept 2001. I find it regretable that she is the national chairperson of “9/11 Families & Survivors United For Justice Against Terrorism.” That Strada continues to cling to the official report, to include the hoax of Osama bin Laden´s involvement, reflects a closed-mindedness that is misleading the 9,000 members of the organization. That Strada is unaware of the hoax of the alleged “war on terror” suggests that she is a plant that distracts from the truth.

    • HighMaintenanceLowTolerance

      I agree. Consider this as simple but factual information. The Boeing 757 and 767 are identical in size. The fuselage is 155′ 3″ long, the wingspan is 124′ 10″, and the tail section is 40′ above grade, yet the initial impact hole in the wall of the Pentagon was barely 20′ in diameter. After the secondary explosion when the floors above collapsed, the hole was barely 40′ in diameter. The supposed impact site outside Shanksville was barely 10′ deep and almost 20′ long. It’s confusing for people to try to understand the technical explanations of the A&E for the destruction of the Twin Towers. Anyone can see for themselves that a plane the size of a 757/767 would make a much larger hole in a building or in the ground. So if 2 attack sites are false, what are the odds that the Twin Towers were hit with aluminum-nosed planes that cut through many pillars of steel and concrete.

      • drbhelthi

        The graphics work done by CIA/MOSSAD puppetry on the Twin Towers was very convincing. Many naive folk continue to believe the hole near Shanksville, blown by novices, resulted from an airliner crash.
        Since publication of the 2-second video, showing the BGM 109 striking the Pentagon, many naive folk are no longer naive about an airliner crashing into the Pentagon.
        The same basic principle of an aircraft crash applies without exception, as demonstrated by German Wings 525 and MH 17:
        – no aircraft debri = no airliner crash.

        • iamcurious

          Also, thanks to Major General Albert Stubblebine ret., we had a high level opinion of the unlikelihood that any airplane hit the Pentagon, but more likely a missile.

          • drbhelthi

            Yes. Experienced aviators knew immediately, when viewing the still smoking 9´ hole in the Pentagon, that no airliner had crashed into the Pentagon. Also, a lady walking on the sidewalk on that side of the building was interviewed by one of the first reporters on the scene, on RADIO, and I happened to be listening. She said, “- it looked like some kind of small airplane.” Which, is an accurate, general description of the BGM 109 Tomahawk.

      • iamcurious

        Thank you for your dissertation. In the early 1950’s, an AF bomber flew into the Empire State building. At least half the wreckage fell into the streets below. What we saw of two planes flying into the 2 WTC buildings appeared as nothing more than holograms of planes literally flying undamaged into them. It was ludicrous, to say the least, as you suggested in your last sentence. The official story is not believable!

  • nimbii

    Trump is the only presidential candidate calling for the release of these pages.

    • blue579

      That should tell you something about the value of these pages.

  • drbhelthi

    The pattern of collapse of all three buildings was identical. The destructive devices were identical. Only nukes can instantly convert concrete to dust, while melting 4″ thick steel structures. The radioactive dust from the fall out has sickened an estimated 40,000, many of whom have died. Former mayor Guiliani moved his offices out of the twin towers two weeks prior to 9-11. He did an excellent job of removing the steel evidence from the area, in order to prevent further discovery of the radioactivity that was associated with the explosive devices.

  • OldeSoul

    Total diversion. They’re offering up a toenail in lieu of the whole elephant.

    • blue579

      Yep, and it’s a toenail infected with a mighty ugly fungus.

  • J D

    Strada:”In 2003, Senator Chuck Schumer penned a letter to then President George Bush, asking him to release the 28 pages, stating that, “As you are aware, Saudi Arabia’s banks and charities have been used to funnel money to al Qaeda; its madrassah schools spew hateful anti-American rhetoric to would-be suicide bombers across the Middle East; and fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were Saudis. Given these facts, protecting the Saudi regime by eliminating any public penalty for the support given to terrorists from within its borders would be a mistake.”

    A mistake? How is it not mass murder and treason? And Trump is your only hope of getting those pages declassified. And it wasn’t just funding from Bush’s friends Saudi Arabia. Thumairy -the PNGd terrorist, was the hijackers contact in America, and “ardent Bin Ladin supporter” Basnan, and Agent Bayoumi, were part of the support network. It’s not my pet theory, it’s according to FBI Investigations and The Joint Inquiry. The CTs are drowning us out, but Strada is correct- a terrorist group without funding keeps me safer than getting rid of my rights…..which are now exposed as privileges. I appreciate Sen Graham, Con. Jones, and some others, but traitors need to be dealt with.

  • iamcurious

    Plus you didn’t even get to the Bush family, friends and relatives that were represented financially at the WTC, plus the well heeled and well connected folks that conveniently wreren’t there that day!

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