Woman of the Year
Ellen Mariani is a name you may not have yet heard, but you will. Only one person has had the guts to turn down millions of dollars of “hush money,” to put her very life on the line in order to pursue the truth of what happened on September 11th 2001. Ellen Mariani and her attorney Phillip Berg have filed suit against the Bush administration under the RICO (Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations) Act.
Mariani vs. Bush et al. alleges that the Bush administration had prior knowledge of the attacks, did nothing to stop them, profited greatly as a result of the attacks and in the subsequent “International War on Terror,” is therefore complicit in the crimes and has obstructed justice in an ongoing cover-up. To support their case, Mrs. Mariani, the widow of Louis Neil Mariani who was killed on flight 175 as it struck the World Trade Center South Tower, and her lawyer Phillip Berg have supplied a 62 page Amended Complaint available here:
“I looked for months for a man who had GUTS. I couldn’t find any. They’re all scared. They’re scared. They were not ‘men,’ men attorneys.”
-Ellen M. Mariani, ABC-KGO Interview, host Ray Taliaferro
“(RICO) … was formulated by our United States Congress for the purpose of going after the Mafia – or the mob. Well we feel there’s a mob in the white house. And we feel that with all the evidence that’s there that we demand answers and we can get it through the legal system.”
-Attorney Phillip Berg, ABC-KGO Interview, host Ray Taliaferro
This kind of courage, sacrifice and real, valid patriotism are rare today. “All those that knew and had lied to the American people – the citizens – all of them have to be brought forward and prosecuted. Yesterday! We are living in fear…”, says Mrs. Mariani on a radio interview which is currently available on the web. See: http://portland.indymedia.org/media/media/2004/01/278434.rm
A centerpiece of the Mariani lawsuit is the August 6th 2001 President’s Daily Briefing memo which was entitled: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” Explicitly labelled “Smoking Gun RICO Act Obstruction of Justice Claim” in the Amended Complaint, the actual President’s Daily Briefing document has been suppressed by the white house – even from the Kean commission to investigate 911. A crucial fact is that “Al Qaeda” was known to be working “to bring the fight to America.”
The existence of this briefing contradicts numerous statements made in the wakes of the attacks. Aboard Air Force One, Ari Fleischer told the press corps that there were “No warnings.” Condoleezza Rice has made absurd statements that “No one could have predicted…” the possibility of suicide hijackings. The August 6 President’s Daily Briefing obliterates these lies.
Both Ellen Mariani and Phillip Berg request that the public sign the petition on the 911forthetruth.com website so as to press the congress to more actively pursue the “truth of 911,” and to help spread the word to others.
Alex Jones interview with Ellen Mariani and Phillip Berg http://www.prisonplanet.com/120403mariani.html
Philip J. Berg, Esquire
Attorney for Ellen Mariani
[Mariani vs. Bush]
706 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-1711
(610) 825-3134 email@example.com