9/11 Victims’ Families Still Waiting for Justice Two Years After Obama’s Promise


The title is misleading because 9/11 victims family members have really been waiting and acting for justice for almost 10 years now.

The families featured in this article by FOX news are not the same 9/11 families that are involved in the Building What campaign nor are these the 9/11 families that signed the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth petition – but they are 9/11 victims family members waiting for justice none-the-less.

Debra Burlingame is the sister of Cap. Charles Burlingame who was piloting the plane that was crashed into the Pentagon. Read more about him here.

source: FOX    Mar 1, 2011

Two years ago this month, President Obama met with the families of Sept. 11 victims and other victims of terrorism at a special meeting in Washington, D.C., and promised “swift and certain justice” for the perpetrators. But the high expectations of that meeting have given way to frustration for many who met with Obama.

“One of the first things he told us was that we were the conscience of the country and he wanted to give us swift and certain justice,” Debra Burlingame, whose brother, Charles, was the pilot on Flight 77 on 9/11, told Fox News. She was one of about 30 people at the meeting.

That same phrase “swift and certain justice” was used by the White House in its own press release after the meeting.

But with no timetable for a trial for those charged with being behind the attacks, Hamilton Peterson, who lost his father and stepmother on 9/11, says the families feel betrayed.

Unfortunately, I would say, at a minimum, we were misled, ” Peterson said.

When the second plane hit the second tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11, Lee and Eunice Hanson, now both nearly 80, lost their son, Peter, daughter-in-law, Sue, and granddaughter, Christine. Like Burlingame and Peterson, the Hansons also attended a meeting for the 9/11 families. Their meeting was at the Justice Department in June 2009. Now the Hansons fear they will not see a trial in their lifetime.

“A lot of people come up to me say, when’s something going to happen? When are they going to be tried? And I have to sit there and say, I really don’t know,” Lee said as he sat next to his wife.

Eunice was even more direct than her husband. “I don’t know how many years I’ve got left. I would like to see justice before I pass on,” she said.

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