Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Dear Mike: Please Say The Word!

Here's an Open Letter to Mike Gravel from John Doraemi of Crimes Against The State and OpEd News. As is my custom, I have touched up the spelling and punctuation, and added some emphasis and space:
Dear Senator Gravel,

Do you want to win?

You are one word away from turning US politics on its head. There is one powerful, earth-shaking word that can stop this madness in its tracks and press "reset" on the entire imperial project.

That word is "Treason."

In particular, the treason that transpired on September 11th 2001. There is no other issue, and no other combination of words that will put you in the White House except for this issue, and this word: Treason.

Treason is knowingly allowing the attacks on our nation and not doing anything whatsoever to stop them. That happened. Everyone knows it, yet no one puts it on national television.

Treason is being told "America is under attack," yet sitting there, stalling for time, and reading a children's book.

Treason is when the Vice President of the United States illegally assumes control of our armed forces and orders a stand down of force protection at the Pentagon, as witnessed in Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta's testimony under oath to the 9/11 Commission.

Treason is receiving a Daily Briefing called "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US" and then failing to respond to this threat in any meaningful manner.

Treason is being moved from your high rise hotel in Genoa Italy because of a warning of suicide hijackings of commercial jets, and then lying to the country repeatedly that this threat was never conceived of before.

Treason is violating one's oath of office to defend the Constitution, and then burning the Bill of Rights, destroying the foundation of our freedoms and of our nation.

Treason is participating in the cover-up and illegally destroying crime scene evidence so that we cannot forensically solve the greatest crime in American history.

Treason is obvious to many millions around the world, including the intelligence services of other nations who warned the U.S. during the summer of 2001 that this attack was imminent and expected.

Senator Gravel, America is hanging by a thread. The media have been complicit in obeying the government and in covering up the glaring Treason of September 11th. You are in a unique position to open up this issue to scrutiny.

Other candidates will not tread there. They lack the guts, or the brains, or the morality to confront the high treason that has allowed and fostered international terrorism. U.S. leaders have deliberately allowed known terrorists to escape justice and to act against civilians. This is a provable fact.

You could be the man that saved America from fascism and totalitarian rule. But it's all or nothing.

Say the word.


Testimony of Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta [ WinWMV | REAL.RM | QT.MOV]

The 9/11 Commission Report, One Year Later. Did the Commission Get it Right? Congressional Hearings of Representative Cynthia McKinney [PDF]

"Ties With Terror: The Continuity of Western-Al-Qaeda Relations in the Post-Cold War Period", Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed [HTML]

The Facts of September 11th 2001 [HTML]

Video of Senator Gravel at the first Democratic Party Debate [YouTube]

How about that? What if Mike Gravel said "treason" on national television?

What if Mike Gravel stood up there with all all the cardboard cutouts pre-programmed with AIPAC talking points, oops, that should have said RNC talking points, um, excuse me, I mean DLC talking points ... sorry about that, but what if, in the middle of the cacophony of meaningless lies and despicable threats, Mike Gravel cut right to the heart of the most burning and neglected issue of our time?

What if Mike Gravel said what all thinking Americans and everybody else in the whole world already knows?

What if Mike Gravel stood up and said: "This is our biggest problem: Bush committed treason! Cheney committed treason, too! And nobody will even talk about it."

Can you imagine? It sounds like a great idea to me!

If you like the idea as much as I do, why not contact the folks at Mike Gravel's campaign -- and send them this link? Or this one? Or this one?

Aside from injecting another badly-needed dose of truth into the national discourse, it could solve a lot of other problems too.

How To Win The War On Terror