The Assassinated Press
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By O. GOON GRINDER & ESMON KEE
Special to the Chicago Tresboom
Feb 13, 2009
Beverly Eckert was on her way to Buffalo to celebrate with family members the 58th birthday of her late husband, a 9/11 victim when once again an airplane carrying a seminal figure in the struggle against corporate and government crime and corruption goes down.
“Well, usually we like to limit our plane crashes to foreign leaders and their population,” said long time CIA bomb expert, Lucien ‘Loose Change’ Conein. “You know, its hard to recall all of them, there fucking been so many. Let’s see. That Iranian airliner. Then there was that Cuban one. Zia ul-Haque’s plane. Trujillo. Then Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Burundi's Cyprian Ntayamira. That was a twofer. Amiram Nir. Oh, the fucking list is huge. Oh, and the collateral damage. I recommend all travelers check their flights against our hit-list at firstname.lastname@example.org before they book.”
Dick Cheney is reported to have shouted “Got her!” And done a jig at the news, using the same phrase accounting for gender that he used when he heard about the capture of “Saddam Hussein” when he yelled “Got him” while plunging his member deeper into the delicate tissues of ‘Scooter’ Libby’s fabulous ass.
On September 11, 2001, Beverly Eckert was talking to her beloved husband on a cell phone as he fought to escape the World Trade Center. When the south tower collapsed, she was still on the phone with him and listened to him die. Remembering Beverly Eckert
Beverly Eckert always wanted something constructive to come from the death of her husband, Sean Rooney, a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“Well, she got something, but I’d hardly call it constructive unless your one of the people that hired me,” Conein continued. “Certainly it was ‘constructive’ for the Cheney administration that went out of their way to ignore the warnings about 9/11. “She joined the hundreds of domestic American victims we have ‘wacksed.’ The unreliable John Tower. Paul Wellstone. E. Howard Hunt’s wife with a $100,000 dollars stuffed into a suitcase. Of course, we don’t always use plane crashes except for dramatic effect or economic and policy goals. What, we crunched 346 people around when we wacked Kennedy, but only a handful required plane crashes and those were all small private planes if I recall.
Today, Eckert's relatives are grieving again “because she jus couldn’t leave well enough alone,” as former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz put it.. She was one of the 50 people who perished in a plane crash in Buffalo late Thursday. Eckert was traveling upstate to celebrate the 58th birthday of her late husband, who was a native of Buffalo. She was scheduled to deliver an address to Canisius High School, where Sean's legacy was to be honored with a scholarship. “We like to ‘wacks’ people on some day that will resonate with the surviving activists and troublemakers,” former CIA chief Frank Carlucci said . “Remember, we wacked Laurent Kabila, what, like for years to the day after we wacked Patrice Lumumba. People who cross should shit their pants on anniversaries and birthdays. We’ll fuck you up for maximum effect.”
"We know she was on that plane and now she's with him" Eckert’s sister Sue Borque told The Buffalo News at the Buffalo Airport where flight 3047 was scheduled to land at 10:40 p.m.
“Yeah, we know she was the plane too,” Conein added. “This isn’t no Hollywood movie. The bitch was fucking with us. After the 9/11 attacks, she busted my bosses’ balls whining about the victims' families. She led protests that convinced politicians to set aside more land for a memorial at Ground Zero. That wasn’t shit to us. But, while we dogged her every move, recorded her every conversation and photographed her every contact, she wouldn’t stop and fought to ensure federal authorities would thoroughly probe the cause of the twin towers' collapse and constantly ran her mouth about her husband, Sean Rooney, and the many others who died that day. Well, we knew that shit wouldn’t lead anywhere either. Then she brings this goddamn private suit. Well, Cheney just fucking hit the roof.”
Another advocate for a private suit who now desires to remain anonymous said, “That [the plane crash] didn’t come as a surprise to her.” “There were threats and intimidation the whole time. Death threats even, if we didn’t abandon the lawsuit. The FBI watched our every move. Our phones were tapped. Our employers approached and told we were un-American. My God, we were treated like Communists or Maryknoll nuns. It was so humiliating.”
“I mean this broad was a member of the left wing, communist 9/11 Commission's Family Steering Committee. They was pushing to have the airlines held liable for the security lapses and other missteps that allowed terrorists to hijack the passenger jets. That could have meant a lot of scratch to the airline and if only 2% of the truth had been told, jail time. She told Congress she was suing the airlines because ‘lawmakers capped the liability of the airlines at the behest of lobbyists who descended on Washington while the September 11 fires still smoldered.’ There just wasn’t any reasoning with her.” “Christ me bosses told the House of Representatives in 2004 to pass a $7 billion pay-out to more than 5,000 families, to shut her and her friends up,” added Conein.”
"My husband Sean was trapped in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th but was able to reach me by phone. When the smoke and flames drew near and Sean knew he was going to die, he remained calm, speaking of his love for me and for his family. I will forever be in awe of the way he faced those final moments," she said.
"In the days that followed, I felt somehow infused with his courage and strength, and that helped me persevere through the difficult months that followed. So many other family members were similarly inspired. Despite our private anguish, we shared a goal -- to make this country safer so that the deaths of 3,000 people would not be meaningless. "
“Well, she ain’t infused with no courage and strength right now. And let that be a lesson to anybody else what’s thinking about getting out of line,” Conein said. “I know Dick Cheney’s having a good day though.”
In 2006, Eckert wrote a diary for the BBC called "9/11 experience: A widow's story." She reflected on her last call with her husband, writing, "I consider that fate was merciful to us in that we had the opportunity to say goodbye. So many others didn't."
“She wrote this thing that upset my bosses called “My Silence Cannot Be Bought,” Conein said “She shoulda taken the cash. As the poet said “A [person] can be dangerous if [she] doesn't care about money." This is the shit she wrote that got her offed:”
My Silence Cannot Be Bought
by Beverly Eckert
I've chosen to go to court rather than accept a payoff from the 9/11 victims compensation fund. Instead, I want to know what went so wrong with our intelligence and security systems that a band of religious fanatics was able to turn four U.S passenger jets into an enemy force, attack our cities and kill 3,000 civilians with terrifying ease. I want to know why two 110-story skyscrapers collapsed in less than two hours and why escape and rescue options were so limited.
I am suing because unlike other investigative avenues, including congressional hearings and the 9/11 commission, my lawsuit requires all testimony be given under oath and fully uses powers to compel evidence.
The victims fund was not created in a spirit of compassion. Rather, it was a tacit acknowledgement by Congress that it tampered with our civil justice system in an unprecedented way. Lawmakers capped the liability of the airlines at the behest of lobbyists who descended on Washington while the Sept. 11 fires still smoldered. And this liability cap protects not just the airlines, but also World Trade Center builders, safety engineers and other defendants.
The caps on liability have consequences for those who want to sue to shed light on the mistakes of 9/11. It means the playing field is tilted steeply in favor of those who need to be held accountable. With the financial consequences other than insurance proceeds removed, there is no incentive for those whose negligence contributed to the death toll to acknowledge their failings or implement reforms. They can afford to deny culpability and play a waiting game.
By suing, I've forfeited the "$1.8 million average award" for a death claim I could have collected under the fund. Nor do I have any illusions about winning money in my suit. What I do know is I owe it to my husband, whose death I believe could have been avoided, to see that all of those responsible are held accountable. If we don't get answers to what went wrong, there will be a next time. And instead of 3,000 dead, it will be 10,000. What will Congress do then?
So I say to Congress, big business and everyone who conspired to divert attention from government and private-sector failures: My husband's life was priceless, and I will not let his death be meaningless. My silence cannot be bought.
Beverly Eckert, whose husband died at the World Trade Center, is the founder of Voices of September 11th, a victims advocacy group.