Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WERE THERE CONFLICT(S) OF INTEREST(S) IN THE 9/11 COMMISSION?


Ramesh S Arunachalam

Did the 9/11 Commissioners (Chairman Kean, Vice Chairman Hamilton and Individual Commissioners) and the 9/11 staff (Executive Director, Philip Zelikow and Other Staff) have any CONFLICT(S) OF INTEREST(S), that adversely affected the investigation of the 9/11 event as a CRIME? This is especially a critical question given the VERY special and important mandates provided to the 9/11 Commission by the PEOPLE of THE UNITED STATES! Read on...folks...

What is meant by CONFLICT of INTEREST?

In this context, “A ‘conflict of interest’ is a SITUATION that arises in which a person has a PRIVATE, PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND/OR FINANCIAL INTEREST sufficient to appear to influence the objective, independent and impartial exercise of his/her official duties as, say, a PUBLIC OFFICIAL, an EMPLOYEE OF A PUBLIC BODY, and/or a PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATED WITH A PUBLIC BODY like the 9/11 Commission.”

Indeed, CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS - which are often responsible for much of the malaise found in governance - are one of the major themes explored in the book, "9/11: The Unanswered Questions".

In a broad sense, two key questions are explored under the ‘conflict of interest’ theme:
a. Did CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS exist in the 9/11 Commission at the Aggregate Institutional Level?
b. Did the 9/11 Commissioners (Chairman Kean, Vice Chairman Hamilton and Individual Commissioners) and the 9/11 staff (Executive Director, Philip Zelikow and Other Staff) have CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS at an individual level?

The CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS issue has indeed been raised by some people including the 9/11 affected families.

What is done differently though in this book is to examine in MICROSCOPIC DETAIL the various aspects - such as working and personal relationships, professional associations, family ties, political/ideological associations, co-authorship and joint publications of books/articles on important topics (including those related to the subject of terrorism) and other related aspects and the like - to see whether or not the 9/11 Commissioners (Chairman Kean, Vice Chairman Hamilton and Individual Commissioners) and the 9/11 staff (Executive Director, Philip Zelikow and Other Staff) had any CONFLICT(S) OF INTEREST(S) that adversely impacted the work and investigation of the 9/11 CRIME including the findings, FINAL REPORT and recommendations.

Specifically, here the book looks at whether CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS resulted in any or all of the following:

a. Whether conflicts of interests prevented a thorough and objective investigation of the 9/11 event as a CRIME?

b. Did conflicts of interests cause important pieces of information and evidence to be removed, omitted, suppressed, tampered with etc?

c. Did conflicts of interests result in exclusion of key people, institutions, organizations and stakeholders - including 9/11 fellow commissioners or staff who may have been in key positions in the George H W Bush, Bill Clinton and George W Bush administrations in the preceding 10-12 years - known and/or related to the 9/11 Commissioners (Chairman Kean, Vice Chairman Hamilton and Individual Commissioners) and the 9/11 staff (Executive Director, Philip Zelikow and Other Staff) from the OVERALL PURVIEW of the 9/11 investigation?

d. Whether conflicts of interests undermined the IMPARTIALITY, INDEPENDENCE, PROFESSIONALISM, OBJECTIVITY AND THOROUGHNESS of the working of the 9/11 Commission in the investigation of the 9/11 CRIME?

e. Did CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS lead to the ABUSE OF THE TRUST reposed BY THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES - in the 9/11 Commission, 9/11 Commissioners and 9/11 staffers – who gave them a huge and paramount mandate to investigate 9/11 as a CRIME?

f. Plus many more related issues.

The book has analyzed the CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS issue in a very comprehensive, objective, EVIDENCE BASED MANNER and provided all available and necessary DETAILS in support of the arguments made. As they often say, the DEVIL is in the DETAILS and the book strives to substantiate its analysis of the CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS issue by providing up to the smallest level of DETAIL (using the Principle of Reductionism)!

And friends, stay tuned because you will truly be amazed by what you see in the book and there is SOLID evidence (in black and white) to substantiate the arguments made, which are far beyond what has been publicly ever written/reported so far with regard to 9/11. The evidence has to be seen to be believed and it is mind boggling my friends.

The book, “9/11: The Unanswered Questions”, lays it all bare, clean and straight, with no vested interest what-so-ever!

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