Lori van Auken, whose husband was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11/01, continues to search for the truth. This powerful interview is part of the Boiling Frogs series, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds.
van Auken and other widows from New Jersey fought hard for a true, independent investigation into the events of September 11, and is brutally honest about the whitewash produced by the 9/11 Commission. As we observe the 10th anniversary, and the media and government reinforce the mythology of the official narrative, it's important to note the glaring inconsistencies in that narrative and the way it has been used to justify wars and the rollback of our constitutional rights and civil liberties. She discusses the still- classified 28 pages of the JICI dealing with terrorist financing, the 9/11 familiesâ€™ stalled lawsuit to bankrupt the terrorists and the direct interventions by the White House to protect the Saudi regime against the justice-seeking families, and the many uninvestigated questions and facts covered up by the 9/11 commission. She questions our current many-fronted wars and the senselessness of the occupation of and our military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan with Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden both dead, while our economy is crashing here at home. Ms. Van Auken talks about the three versions of the NORAD timeline, the passage of the Patriot Act as a vehicle to erode our civil liberties, NSAâ€™s illegal wiretapping of our domestic communications under the guise of security, and more! Lorie Van Auken, the mother of two children, lost her husband Kenneth Van Auken in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. She is one of the â€œJersey Girlsâ€ who, along with Kristen Breitweiser, Mindy Kleinberg, and Patty Casazza, fought the Bush administration for a commission to investigate the attacks. Ms. Van Auken is also a member of the September 11 Advocates.