Why is Senator Maria Cantwell Shielding NIST from Investigation?


Written by Jeff Rische
February 15th, 2012

AE911Truth Activists Turn Up The Heat

Editor’s Note: For over a year, Jeff Rische has reached out to the staff of Washington Senator Maria Cantwell and other federal and state representatives with the evidence of the controlled demolition of the WTC skyscrapers as presented by AE911Truth. We strongly encourage you to join in this vital effort by contacting Senator Cantwell’s office and letting her know that you want real answers about the destruction of the WTC skyscrapers. The contact information for Senator Cantwell and her staff is listed at the bottom of this article.

Despite acknowledging AE911Truth as experts and sitting in jurisdiction over NIST, Senator Cantwell has avoided taking any action on the explosive evidence

Let me begin by saying that I like Senator Cantwell. As politicians go, I think she’s better than most, which is why the last year has been so perplexing for me.

The evidence compiled by AE911Truth demonstrates beyond a doubt that the official NIST explanation for the destruction of World Trade Center towers 1, 2, and 7 is simply not true. The evidence shows that the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 were not destroyed by fire as NIST claims, but by explosive controlled demolition. You don’t need an advanced engineering degree to verify this; a working grasp of 7th grade physics is sufficient to effectively disprove NIST’s conclusions. No conspiracy theories, just scientific fact confirmed by Newton’s laws of physics.

So why has Senator Cantwell taken no action since she was presented with this very same evidence over a year ago?

It can’t be that the topic is not important enough. I mean, we’re talking about evidence that pertains not only to America’s deadliest mass murder and the worst building failures in history, but calls into question the sole justification for a decade of war and the systematic dismantling of the U.S. Constitution. That’s pretty big stuff.

It can’t be that she’s unaware. I personally met with her Constituent Services Director, Ken Pierce, and presented the full gamut of evidence to him. We talked about the importance of WTC7’s free-fall, what causes molten metal and microspheres, the documented presence of nano-thermite, and the 100+ eyewitness accounts of explosions and flashes. Nothing was left out. I know for a fact that this evidence was forwarded to Senator Cantwell as promised because her Legislative Director, Mac Campbell, noted its receipt and acknowledged AE911Truth as experts. In an email response on behalf of Senator Cantwell, he stated:

“John is in receipt of the documents you sent to our office. In order to present your request for a new investigation of the tragedies of 911 to the relevant committees of jurisdiction, we would very much appreciate a formal letter requesting such an investigation.”

In reply, AE911Truth founder Richard Gage, AIA, sent a formal letter to Senator Cantwell on November 2010 requesting a Senate inquiry into NIST’s explanation of the destruction of the WTC skyscrapers. Based on these exchanges, I think it’s safe to say that Senator Cantwell is fully aware of the evidence and our request.

AE911Truth supporters Jeff Rische (center) and Ben Collett (right) present Washington Rep. Jim McDermott’s staffer, Darcy Nothnagle, with the AE911Truth petition, now signed by over 1600 architects and engineers

Perhaps she thinks questioning NIST’s conclusions is not her responsibility. Well, not only did she authorize the invasion of Afghanistan and the Patriot Act based on the events in question, she sits on the Senate Commerce Committee, the very government body entrusted with overseeing NIST. Add to this her sworn oath to “support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and you’d be hard-pressed to find a public servant more responsible for rooting out the truth.

So all this leads me back to my original question: Why is Senator Cantwell shielding NIST from investigation? Why is she seemingly suppressing “expert” evidence that could potentially end a war, restore the U.S. Constitution, and shed valuable light on the murder of nearly 3,000 of her fellow citizens? And, most importantly, is she really willing to commit this country’s young men and women to the hell of battle, yet unwilling to commit herself and the Commerce Committee to a few hours in session to validate the reason for their deployment?

Only Senator Cantwell can answer these questions, and unfortunately she’s not talking.

Regardless, this I say with certainty: She may choose not to answer my questions, but until NIST is called upon to explain their deeply flawed conclusions, I will never stop asking – and neither should you. By accepting a seat on the Commerce Committee, Senator Cantwell agreed to oversee NIST on behalf of every American citizen. Please take a moment to contact her office by phone, fax, mail or email, and ask why, in the face of such compelling evidence, she has not yet fulfilled that obligation. Perhaps, with enough public pressure, she’ll start asking some questions herself.

Senator Cantwell Offices and Contact Information

WASHINGTON, DC 
311 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-3441
202-228-0514 – FAX

Legislative Director: Mac Campbell
Chief of Staff: Jennifer Griffith

SEATTLE 
915 Second Avenue
Suite 3206
Seattle, WA 98174
206-220-6400
206-220-6404 – FAX

CENTRAL WASHINGTON 
825 Jadwin Avenue,
Suite 206
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 946-8106
(509) 946-6937 – FAX

NORTHWEST WASHINGTON 
2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9B
Everett, WA 98201
425-303-0114
425-303-8351 FAX

SPOKANE 
U.S. Federal Courthouse
W. 920 Riverside, Suite 697
Spokane, WA 99201
509-353-2507
509-353-2547 – FAX

SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON 
Marshall House
1313 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661
360-696-7838
360-696-7844 – FAX

TACOMA 
950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 615
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-572-2281
253-572-5879 FAX

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