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General · 5th October 2009
Dwayne Rourke
Author's note: This letter has been sent directly to the Prime Minister ( ) using the SEND function contained in the reader tools at right. A type-written letter has been sent to his office via Canada Post (Office of the Prime Minister, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, K1A 0A2). The letter is also being posted to other media outlets, regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Cumberlander readers are encouraged to do likewise.

Dear Prime Minister Harper,

I am writing to you on a matter of deep concern, not only to myself but to millions of people throughout the world.

By way of introduction, may I simply say that I am a Canadian citizen who was in New York City just days after the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

A great public trust was broken in the aftermath of 9/11 when authorities from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a government body whose stated mission is "to protect human health and the environment", gave the go-ahead for people to return to work in the general area of Manhattan surrounding ground zero. The EPA's indication that there was no risk to health was seriously flawed and an army of debilitated people attest to this.

Like hundreds of firefighters and countless other citizens, I too breathed the toxic air that hung over Manhattan in the wake of what is undoubtedly one of the most precipitous and far-reaching socio-political events of all time.

Since the very day of the disaster, I have sustained an avid quest to understand what happened. This has included countless hours of research on the subject - research that continues to convince me that the official investigation conducted by the US Government is far from complete and is, in fact, largely erroneous. At minimum, there are many, many unanswered questions.

I am not alone in my quest for truth. Notable among other truth seekers are hundreds of architects and engineers (Architects and Engineers For 9/11 Truth) who are constantly bringing forth new evidence regarding the actual physics of this grave matter. Countless independent investigators are also piecing together far-flung pieces of the puzzle. These include the victim’s families, many of whom are still grieving the loss of loved ones because of a lack of closure with what actually happened. They seek the truth that will set them free from their grief.


On this, the first day of Fire Prevention Week here in British Columbia, I am poignantly aware of the many firefighters who died, directly and indirectly, as a result of the 9/11 tragedy. It is with these many brave souls in mind, that I present you with a special request.

My request is that you, personally or by delegation to someone of high political stature, urge President Obama to reopen the official investigation into 9/11. Along with that request, I urge you to include reference to a similar request by actor Charlie Sheen who, on September 11, 2009, presented the world with both an open letter and a video addressed directly to the President. Both messages detail a number of unanswered questions pertinent to the events of September 11, 2001. They present a comprehensive point of departure for any discussion of the matter.

For your convenience, I refer you to the following website where you will find Mr. Sheen's complete letter to the president, his video, and a comprehensive bibliography containing all of the evidence he presents:

Additionally, here is a link to the official website of Architects and Engineers For 9/11 Truth spoken of above:

With these information resources at your disposal, I feel certain you will agree that a new investigation of 9/11 is in order. Please keep me apprised of efforts you will be taking to fulfill my request by having your office respond to my letter at your earliest convenience. Thank you.


Dwayne Edward Rourke
Cumberland, BC
Manhattan September 19, 2001  Photo: D. Rourke
Manhattan September 19, 2001 Photo: D. Rourke
Manhattan September 19, 2001  Photo: D. Rourke
Manhattan September 19, 2001 Photo: D. Rourke
Manhattan September 19, 2001  Photo: D. Rourke
Manhattan September 19, 2001 Photo: D. Rourke
Manhattan September 23, 2001    Photo: D. Rourke
Manhattan September 23, 2001 Photo: D. Rourke