This tale begins during and shortly after 9/11/2001, when a writer named Randy Lavello published a story at Prison Planet,
Bombs in the Building: World Trade Center ‘Conspiracy Theory’ is a Conspiracy Fact. Among the many tales in this
article, a number of which were picked up in Mike Rivero’s web site,what really happened, is a conversation between
Lavello and Lieutenant Fireman and former Auxiliary Police Officer, Paul Isaac Jr. It’s a head-spinner…
Mazza Infowars October 20, 2009
The Woolsey gag order created an Omerta-like mob silence that Firefighters and Police Officers have had to deal
with to this day.
Fireman and former Auxiliary Police Officer, Paul Isaac Jr.] explained to me [Lavello] that, ‘many other firemen know
there were bombs in the buildings, but they’re afraid for their jobs to admit it because the ‘higher-ups’
forbid discussion of this fact.” Paul further elaborated that former CIA director Robert Woolsey, as the Fire Department’s Anti-terrorism Consultant, is sending a gag order down the ranks. ‘There were
definitely bombs in those buildings,’ he told me.”
Isaac also addressed
the FBI gag order in an article by Greg Syzmanski, saying “It’s amazing how many people are afraid to talk for
fear or retaliation or losing their jobs.” He mentions that the FBI gag order placed on law enforcement and fire department
officials prevented them from openly talking about any inside knowledge of 9/11. Syzmansky praised Isaacs in a highly interesting
article titled One-Man Investigative Team.
that “When he [Isaacs] worked as an auxiliary fireman specializing in emergency and disaster communications response,
Isaac said after 9/11 he began monitoring all emergency units to see if any patterns or information about the perpetrators
could be learned.
the last four years he’s compiled information and names of civilians and firefighters, whose identities he keeps anonymous
for their safety, who all claim to have either witnessed explosions in the towers or have information that a controlled demolition
took place.” Isaacs is quoted as saying, “It’s just amazing how many people are afraid to talk for fear
of retaliation or losing their jobs,” again regarding Woolsey’s FBI gag order placed on law enforcement and fire
department officials, preventing them from openly talking about any inside knowledge of 9/11.
Sammartino, also in attendance at the WTC ‘open grave site’ on September 11, 2005, wrote the following on APFN,
“I just got back from Ground Zero. People know the truth! Half of the police and firemen were coming up to us and telling
us that they know 9/11 was an inside job. They were told not to talk about it. But they were supporting what we were doing!
I had tears in my eyes.”
So, why would
former CIA director Woolsey, as the Fire Department’s Anti-terrorism Consultant, be gagging Isaac and his colleagues
about what they saw and heard, i.e. bombs exploding in the building if not to cover up the government conspiracy, the inside
job behind the supposed demolition of the WTC by two jetliners, whose fuel fire supposedly melted the redundant steel frames
which caved and caused a pyroplastic free-fall of each building in some ten seconds. All at once the conspiracy of the lone
Muslim airliner hijackers destroying the towers goes down the drain, glub, glub! That’s why Firefighters and Police
Officers were gagged.
In fact, click
Rivero’s “what really happened” site above to get to get more linked interviews of Firefighters talking
about explosions shortly after 9/11 occurred. Rivero is amazing at collecting data, classifying it, and incorporating it into
his encyclopedic 9/11 site. Read what the heroes had to say.
“Lou Cacchioli, Firefighter in WTC 1: At that point, Cacchioli found one of the only functioning elevators, one only
going as high as the 24th floor … ‘Tommy Hetzel was with me and everybody else also gets out of the elevator when
it stops on the 24th floor,’ said Cacchioli. ‘There was a huge amount of smoke. Tommy and I had to go back down
the elevator for tools and no sooner did the elevators close behind us, we heard this huge explosion that sounded like a bomb.
It was such a loud noise, it knocked off the lights and stalled the elevator.’
‘Luckily, we weren’t caught between floors and were able to pry open the doors. People were going crazy, yelling
and screaming. And all the time, I am crawling low and making my way in the dark with a flashlight to the staircase and thinking
Tommy is right behind me… I somehow got into the stairwell and there were more people there. When I began to try and
direct down, another huge explosion like the first one hits. This one hits about two minutes later, although it’s hard
to tell, but I’m thinking, ‘Oh. My God, these bastards put bombs in here like they did in 1993!’”
Unfortunately, the bastards in 1993 and in 2001 had considerable help from the bastards in our government.
gag order created an Omerta-like mob silence that Firefighters and Police Officers have had to deal with to this day. Imagine
their anger, seeing their buddies disappear in explosions, fire and smoke. Imagine having to swallow that anger, that grief
and humiliation, for the grand purpose of America sinking into the grizzly War on Terror in a matter of days. Imagine having
to work on the pile at Ground Zero knowing what you knew. Or having to play deaf, dumb and blind, as 340 Firefighters died,
two fire paramedics and one FDNY Chaplain and as 23 New York Police officers and 36 Port Authority officers went down. Not
to mention the 2800 plus civilians taken from their lives senselessly.
Is it any wonder
then that Justice John Lehner recently killed the NYC CAN ballot initiative to reinvestigate 911. The Justice called the initiative
“irrelevant,” and rejected the will of 80,000 New Yorkers who had signed petitions to make it to happen. Is it
the specter of James Woolsey gagging the Justice, or Mayor Bloomberg? Bloomberg rejected the will of the people after they
had twice voted against a third term for New York Mayors. And since Mayor Bloomberg is in the middle of a political campaign
for his illegal third term, he might want to assure us that we’re not being gagged, like Justice Lehner or the Fire
and Police Departments. We would like to hear the full 9/11 story presented by a truly independent and expert commission.
What Bush did,
what is still being done, is in keeping with Hitler’s axiom: If you tell a lie, make sure it’s a big lie, and
keep telling it till everyone believes or has to believe it for fear of seeming unpatriotic. And so it’s time to take
the gag off, one way or the other. Let those Firefighters and Police officers speak without fear of retribution. Let the facts,
the real facts of 911, gathered by engineers, architects, pilots, retired military men, first responders, citizens of New
York and the world, speak for once loud and clear.
should take to the streets to protest the Justice’s gag order. Case in point: a few days ago the governor of Puerto
Rico announced that he would fire 20,000 government workers to close his $4 billion deficit, once again balancing deficits
on the backs of labor. This caused the people of Puerto Rico to pour into the streets in a spontaneous one-day strike! In
fact, their Puerto Rican brothers and sisters in New York City joined in a March at the Puerto Rican government offices here.
Their collective reaction made waves from the mainland to the island.
want to end up with an Emperor instead of a duly-elected Mayor, Governor, or President, and silence instead of justice. Why
not bring the wheels of New York to a squealing halt in a similar strike? So for once we can hear the voice of truth on those
scratchy fire and policeman’s walkie talkies. Then Mr. Woolsey can gag his old friends at the CIA or his new friends
at the Wall Street Journal where he now writes guest columns. Or perhaps be gagged himself by Rupert “The Fox”
Murdoch, yellow press media mogul of our time.
Pentagon NOT hit by a plane WTC 7 brought down by explosives Media in America is controlled
A terrible pilot hits pentagon accounting
office holding records of missing 3 trillion in oil for money scheme & missing 2.3 trillion in DOD expenses Pentagon
debris a single 3 foot engine Proven not related to 757 FBI took all recordings & refuses to show
Rescue Me Works 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Into Its Plot
Word has leaked that in an episode for the upcoming season of the FX firefighter drama Rescue Me, the womanizing fireman
Franco—one of the show's main characters—espouses theories that 9/11 was an inside job, carried out as part of
a neoconservative plot to change the definition of "preemptive attack" and control the world's oil. The Times says that it
marks "the first fictional presentation of 9/11 conspiracy theories by a mainstream media company." Star of the show Denis
Leary says that the scene is not far off from scenes in actual fire houses "where some of the younger members don’t
even have to completely buy into the theory of 9/11 being an inside job, but want to discuss it."
What is more striking than the fictional plot line is that the show is using the real-life conspiracy beliefs of the actor
who plays Franco, Daniel Sunjata, to promote the storyline. In a press tour, Sunjata said that he “absolutely, 100 percent”
supports the assertion that “9/11 was an inside job.”
The Kansas City Star dug further and discovered that Sunjata's beliefs don't stop there. Last year at a rally for Green
Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, the actor stated the following in a speech:
"A government that will tell you that air is safe to breathe after a national emergency when they know that there is asbestos
floating around in the air...is a government that has no regard for human life...If they do that to open Wall Street just
three days after the 9/11 attacks...it's not a far leap to think that they would have pulled off the attack themselves. Obviously
they're psychopathic sadists with absolutely no regard for human life...(During 9/11 memorial telecasts), you know that there's
somebody sitting back—some media executive, some military intelligence expert...knowing that they themselves had a hand
in carrying it off, in planning it, in murdering the very people."
Executive Producer Peter Tolan says that the show thought it would be interesting to use subject matter that Sunjata (a
Tony nominee who also played Reggie Jackson in The Bronx is Burning) was so well-read and passionate about. Below is the clip
of Sunjata's entire speech from the campaign rally.
Former NJ Governor Christie Todd Whitman was found not to be liable for asserting that air was safe following the attacks.
A report last year addressed one of Sunjata's main criticisms, the alleged destruction of Tower 7. And last summer celebrities
such as Ed Asner and musical group Arrested Development allied themselves with the group 911 Truth in calling for a new 9/11
Recently, there have been many accusations against me for being some kind of “Zionist Mole for Larry Silverstein.”
or someone that prohibits others from looking at information regarding Israel and 9/11. That I like to promote Pakistan’s
relationship to 9/11 more to take the focus off of Israel. Hopefully, this will put that to rest.
First of all, in case you hadn’t guessed, I am Jewish. I was born Jewish. I attended Hebrew School. I had a Bar
Mitzvah. I attend Passover dinners every year, and occasionally, when I can afford it, I buy presents for family members on
I am not a religious person. Some of you know that I have a hard time believing in God. That being said, I respect
the religion of my family. I don’t follow any of the “rules”, but I do respect it. Reason being, other than
the fact that my father thinks it’s important, and relationships are about “give and take”, my Grandfather
loved it. He loved sitting at the head of the table during Passover dinner, and being the one to direct the service. He loved
being the one to hide the “Afikomen” for the kids to find. He just loved it. Therefore, if the man I respected
most in life loved something that much, I think it’s important for me to respect that which he loved.
However, just because I am Jewish, does not mean I am automatically a “Zionist” or a “mole.”
It’s amazing the narratives people can come up with just by using a person’s religion. “Jon is jewish, therefore,
he is a zionist mole.” The same mentality that produced, “He is a Muslim, therefore, he is a terrorist.”
Now, do I prohibit others from looking at information regarding Israel and 9/11? If so, then why would I have posted
Israel: By Paul Thompson Transcribed By Me Posted: one, two, three, four, five, six times, and once in the article below.
You get the idea. Also, if you have the chance, stop by my site, and do a search for the word, “Israel” in my “New News” section. You’re sure to find well over 1000 articles, and a lot of them NOT favorable of Israel.
I do not think it has been proven beyond the shadow of doubt that Israel was involved in the 9/11 attacks. Is there
information that suggests they were? Yep. Is it proven? Nope. The same can be said about Pakistan. And the United States for
that matter. Has it been proven that Larry Silverstein was involved? Nope. Is there information that suggests he was? Possibly.
Is it proven? Nope. Therefore, I don’t think it’s wise to go around, and promote, as fact, that Larry Silverstein
is a murderer.
Now, do I promote Pakistan more than Israel? I sure do. Reason being, when’s the last time any new information
about Israel’s role in 9/11 came out? Counterpunch wrote an article recently about the “Cheering Movers”,
but there wasn’t any new information in it. Just a rehash of already available info.
Has any new information about Pakistan’s alleged role come out?
On July 7th, 2006, 9/11 family member Bill Doyle, on the Alex Jones Show, said a source told him part of the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Congressional Inquiry talked about
the U.S. funneling money into Pakistan.
On September 13th, 2006, President Pervez Musharraf said the West (us), was responsible for “breeding terrorism in his country.”
On September 27th, 2006, it was reported that President Pervez Musharraf wrote in a book that “It is believed in some quarters that while Omar Sheikh was at the LSE he was recruited by the
British intelligence agency MI6. It is said that MI6 persuaded him to take an active part in demonstrations against Serbian
aggression in Bosnia and even sent him to Kosovo to join the jihad. At some point he probably became a rogue or double agent.”
On September 28th, 2006, a leaked document accused “Pakistan’s intelligence agency (The Pakistani ISI) of indirectly supporting terrorist groups including
On October 10th, 2006, the “Jersey Girls” released a petition that called for the declassification of those 28 pages in the Joint Congressional Inquiry.
In Mariane Pearl’s book, “A Mighty Heart“, she writes that, “I read that the U.S. embassy in Islamabad asked the Pakistani government to hand over Omar
on January 21–two days before Danny was kidnapped. The reason given for the U.S. request was that the 1994 kidnapping
included an American citizen. But it seems clear to me that the U.S. authorities wanted to follow up on a much more
disturbing trail. I read a news report from October that claimed the FBI had found “credible links” between
Omar Saeed Sheikh and then director of the ISI Lieutenant General Mahmood Ahmed. It was alleged that it was Ahmed who instructed
Omar to wire the $100,000 to Mohammad Atta.”
On March 9th, 2007, it was reported that Cheney went to Pakistan with deputy director of the CIA, Stephen Kappes. “Mr Kappes also met members of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence
agency (ISI) and operatives from the CIA’s Islamabad station to discuss co-ordinating efforts to track bin Laden.”
On April 3rd, 2007, it was reported that “A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside
Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005.” [...] “Pakistani
government sources say the secret campaign against Iran by Jundullah was on the agenda when Vice President Dick Cheney
met with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in February.”
On June 17th, 2007, it was reported that “Pakistan policy is essentially being run from Cheney’s office.”
On June 25th, 2007, it was reported “that one Umar Sheikh’s name has also figured in the interrogation of some key 9/11 accused
arrested by American security agencies in the recent past. US agencies are learnt to have informed their Indian counterparts
that Mohd Atta — who planned and the executed the 9/11 bombings — was funded by one Umar Sheikh who gave him $
1 lakh sometime before the WTC attacks.”
Does this prove Pakistan’s involvement in 9/11? Nope. It sure is interesting though isn’t it?
If new information pertaining to Israel and 9/11 were to come out, you can BET YOUR ASS that I would
post it. This isn’t a contest.
The following article was written in defense of Ray McGovern, a man I admire greatly. Enjoy. - Jon
By Jon Gold 05-07-2006
What I call, “The PNAC Newspaper (The Weekly Standard)” has decided to publish a “hit piece” against Ray McGovern. They did so because Mr. McGovern, the brave man that he is, confronted Donald Rumsfeld on the lies leading up to the Iraq War.
You would think that the Weekly Standard would be compelled to rebut what Mr. McGovern had to say with information showing
he was wrong. Because such information doesn’t exist, they instead decided to label him a “Conspiracy Theorist”,
and tried to make him appear anti-semitic by incorrectly referencing his acronym for “O.I.L.”, and by referencing
certain “Israel/9/11 pamphlets” handed outside of the famous “Downing Street Memo Hearings” led by Rep. John Conyers.
They claim that Ray’s acronym for “O.I.L.” is “O stands “for oil; I for Israel; and L for
logistics, logistics being the permanent . . . military bases that the U.S. wants to keep in Iraq.”
At that Commission, he stated that the acronym for “O.I.L” was “O for oil, I for Israel, and L for the
logistical bases necessary to exert (inaudible) military capability in that part of the world.”
However, BEFORE he said that, he spoke about the PNAC’s dream of invading Iraq. He spoke of eliminating any possible threat to the state of Israel. He spoke of the 14 permanent military
bases in Iraq, and so on.
As it turns out, Mr. McGovern was absolutely right.
In regards to oil, on March 28th, 2001, General Tommy Franks testified before the House Armed Services Committee. In that testimony he stated:
“The Central Region is of vital interest to the United States. Sixty-eight percent of the world’s proven
oil reserves are found in the Gulf Region and 43 percent of the world’s petroleum exports pass through the Strait of
Hormuz. The developing energy sector of the Central Asian States, with the potential for discovery of additional oil reserves,
further emphasizes the importance of the Central Region to America and the world.”
If oil has nothing to do with the war in Iraq, then why can’t we have access to all of the documents pertaining to
Dick Cheney’s “Energy Task Force“?
What we have been able to see states:
“America in the year 2001 faces the most serious energy shortage since the oil embargoes of the 1970s.”
“Estimates indicate that over the next 20 years, US oil consumption will increase by 33 percent, natural gas
consumption by well over 50 percent, and demand for electricity will rise by 45 percent.”
“US energy consumption is expected to increase by about 32 percent by 2020. Between 2000 and 2020, US natural
gas demand is projected by the Energy Information Administration to increase by more than 50 percent. Yet we produce 39 percent
less oil today than we did in 1970, leaving us ever more reliant on foreign suppliers. On our present course, America 20 years
from now will import nearly two of every three barrels of oil & a condition of increased dependency on foreign powers
that do not always have America’s interests at heart.”
Do you think it has anything to do with the fact that the Oil Executives lied when they said they didn’t meet with Cheney? Those same Oil Executives making a killing recently? Maybe.
In regards to Israel, the President has promised on multiple occassions to defend Israel against her enemies so that’s not a hard one to prove. However, since we’re also talking about
9/11, I think it’s important to point out that the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow said, “I’ll tell you what I think the real threat [is] and actually has been since 1990 - it’s the threat
On March 13th of this year John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt from Harvard released a study on the Israeli lobby’s
influence over American policy decisions. In that study they stated:
“The situation is even more pronounced in the Bush Administration, whose ranks include fervently pro-Israel individuals
like Elliot Abrams, John Bolton, Douglas Feith, I. Lewis (“Scooter”) Libby, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and
David Wurmser. As we shall see, these officials consistently pushed for policies favored by Israel and backed by organizations
in the Lobby.”
As to whether or not Israel had anything to do with 9/11, I don’t know. It hasn’t been proven. I know that
Israel does not control the United States military. However, there is a lot of information available out there that would make someone think that maybe they did.
If they did help to make 9/11 happen, does that mean it’s ok to hate all Jews? Of course not. If our Government was
responsible for 9/11, does that mean we should hate all Americans? Israel is a country, which has a Government, and Judaism
is a religion. It is important to remember that the actions of Israel’s Government should not reflect on how people
think of Jews.
One last thing. In regards to the logistical placement of bases, If we’re not staying in Iraq permanently, then why
are we building a massive new embassy just east of al-Samoud, a former palace of Saddam Hussein’s?
I am Jewish. I see people who do try to push anti-semitic views onto the movement, but luckily, the majority of the movement
is smarter than that. We are smarter than the Weekly Standard would lead you to believe. We want anyone and everyone who was
involved to be held held accountable. Be it Christian, Jew, Neocon or Zionist, we want accountability. Period.
If the 9/11 Truth Movement is anti-semitic, than what am I doing here? Last time I checked, I respected the religion of
Stop trying to paint the 9/11 Truth Movement as anti-semitic because it isn’t, and neither is Ray McGovern.
One Response to “The 9/11 Truth Movement Is Not Anti-Semitic And Neither is Ray McGovern”
[...] to expose Israel’s alleged role in the 9/11 attacks. This is simply not true. Here’s an article I wrote
about Ray McGovern and Israel on 5/7/2006. I added an introduction to address this issue. [...]
Peter Dale Scott: 9/11, Deep Events, and the Curtailment of U.S.
A talk delivered to the New England Antiwar Conference, MIT, January 30, 2010. By Prof Peter Dale
Scott Global Research, January 31, 2010
I’m honored to be invited to this important anti-war conference. As I am in the final stages of editing
my next book, The Road to Afghanistan, I have been turning down invitations to speak. But I was eager to accept this one,
and to join my friends and others in debunking the war on terror, the false justification for the Afghan-Pakistan war.
Let me make my own position clear at the outset. There are indeed people out there, including some Muslim
extremists, who want to inflict terror on America. But it is crystal clear, as many people inside and outside government have
agreed, that it makes this problem worse, not better, when Washington sends large numbers of U.S. troops to yet another country
where they don ‘t belong.
A war on terror is as inappropriate a cure as a U.S. war on drugs, which as we have seen in Colombia makes
the drug problem worse, not better. The war on terror and the war on drugs have this in common: both are ideological attempts
to justify the needless killings of thousands – including both American troops and foreign civilians -- in another needless
Why does America find itself, time after time, invading countries in distant oil-bearing regions, countries
which have not invaded us? This is a vital issue on which we should seek a clear message for the American people. Unfortunately
it has been an issue on which there has been serious disagreement dividing the antiwar movement, just as it divided people,
even friends, inside the anti-Vietnam War movement of the 1960s.
Perhaps many of you in this room know that there was disagreement between Noam Chomsky and myself in our
analysis of how America entered the Vietnam War. This did not stop Noam and I from speaking out on the same platform against
the war, or remaining friends, even after our public disagreements. There was too much on which we agreed.
Let me turn to today’s topic, the war on terror, by reading a long quote from Noam Chomsky in 2002,
with which I fully agree:
"the war on terrorism was not declared on September 11 ; rather, it was redeclared, using the same
rhetoric as the first declaration twenty years earlier. The Reagan administration, as you know, I'm sure, came into office
announcing that a war on terrorism would be the core of U.S. foreign policy, and it condemned what the president called the
"evil scourge of terrorism. " …. International terrorism was described as a plague spread by "depraved opponents of
civilization itself," in "a return to barbarism in the modern age.”"
Today it is easy to see the falsehood of the government rhetoric in the 1980s about heroic freedom fighters
fighting the “evil scourge of terrorism.” Most of the CIA money in the 1980s went to the terrorist drug trafficker
Gulbeddin Hekmatyar, remembered for his habit of throwing acid in the faces of women not wearing burkas. Hekmatyar did not
represent Afghan aspirations for freedom, but the interests of the U.S. ally Pakistan. As a true Afghan leader said in 1994,
“We didn't choose [him]. The United States made Hekmatyar by giving him his weapons.” To describe Hekmatyar’s
men as freedom fighters was a fraud.
Chomsky had no trouble perceiving as a “fraud” the Tonkin Gulf incidents that led the U.S.
to attack North Vietnam, and the resulting Congressional resolution that had already been drafted some months in advance.
But he is not interested in the close analogies between the Tonkin Gulf incidents of 1964 and the 9/11 incidents of 2001,
which were almost immediately followed by the Patriot Act, likewise already drafted well in advance. Chomsky argues that the
9/11 movement has drawn “enormous amounts of energy and effort away from activism.” But the strong analogies
between the Tonkin Gulf deception and the 9/11 deception have energized and activated me, and not me alone.
It is clear that exposure of McNamara’s deceptions about the Tonkin Gulf incidents, especially in
the Fulbright hearing of 1968, was an important factor in slowly changing Congress’s mind about Vietnam. It is my earnest
hope that exposure of Cheney’s deceptions about 9/11, and particularly about what he did that day, will someday help
end Congressional funding for the Afghan War.
I do not know the truth of what happened on 9/11. I do know for a certainty that there has been a cover-up
of 9/11; and also, what the 9/11 Commission itself admits, that there has been high-level governmental lying about what happened,
and what didn’t happen, on that day. It became clear to me early on that 9/11 was another in a string of what I have
called “deep events” -- which I define in my forthcoming book as
events which are systematically ignored, suppressed, or falsified in public (and even internal) government,
military and intelligence documents, as well as in the mainstream media and public consciousness. Underlying them is frequently
the involvement of deep forces linked to either the drug traffic or to agencies of surveillance (or to both together), whose
activities are extremely difficult to discern or document.
For Noam the falsification and lying are not particularly important: he prefers to focus on the continuous
imperialist expansion of the United States into other parts of the world, and he hopes to persuade decent Americans to stop
this expansion. For me in contrast deep events are of crucial importance, in part because their dishonesty provides us with
a chance to counter ideology with truth. Each of us can say, rightly, that the method of the other has not yet stopped America
from fighting wars. My appeal to you today is to accept that both approaches are needed in the antiwar movement.
I have been thinking about deep events for two decades, ever since I wrote a book about the Kennedy assassination
with the title, Deep Politics. Since 9/11 I have been more and more convinced that
1)by studying deep events as a whole, we can see the underlying aspects of them more clearly.
2)however we analyze them, deep events have contributed collectively to the further erosion and corruption
of American politics, which today are in the worst shape they have been since the McCarthyism era in the 1950s.
That is to say, even if you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president and did it alone, it is clear
that the Warren Commission used it to increase CIA surveillance of Americans. As I wrote in Deep Politics, this was the result
the Warren Commission's controversial recommendations that the Secret Service's domestic surveillance responsibilities
be increased (WR 25-26). Somewhat illogically, the Warren Report concluded both that Oswald acted alone (WR 22), …,
and also that the Secret Service, FBI, CIA, should coordinate more closely the surveillance of organized groups (WR 463).
In particular, it recommended that the Secret Service acquire a computerized data bank compatible with that already developed
by the CIA.
This pattern would repeat itself four years later, with the assassination of Robert Kennedy. How many of
you are aware that, in the 24 hours between Bobby’s shooting and his death, Congress hurriedly passed a statute –
again drafted well in advance – that still further augmented the secret powers given to the Secret Service? Don’t
think that this was a trivial or benign change: from this ill-considered act, passed under Johnson, flowed some of the worst
excesses of the Nixon presidency.
In the chaos and violence at the Chicago Democratic Convention of 1968, army intelligence surveillance
agents, seconded to the Secret Service, were present, both inside and outside the convention hall. Some of them equipped the
so-called “Legion of Justice thugs whom the Chicago Red Squad turned loose on local anti-war groups.” The
presence of army intelligence agents at the convention was authorized by the statute passed while Bobby Kennedy was dying.
This brings us to 9/11. On that day, before the last plane had crashed in Pennsylvania, the White House
authorized the institution of so-called COG plans. There is no doubt that COG was introduced – The 9/11 Report confirms
it twice, on pages 38 and 326. And I have little doubt that the COG plans, still in force today under President Obama,
are the justification for the surveillance agents who are with you in the room as I speak to you at this moment. I have written
that they are also the probable source for the Patriot Act, and also for the Department of Homeland Security’s Project
Endgame -- a ten-year plan to expand detention camps, at a cost of $400 million in Fiscal Year 2007 alone. The worst features
of the Bush decade were apparently all sketched out in COG planning – warrantless surveillance, warrantless detention,
even suspension of our constitutional right of habeas corpus, first granted by Magna Carta in 1215.
I can’t see you, but I’m going to ask you to raise your hands if you haven’t heard about
COG. If you haven’t, please google for Cheney and COG when you get home (2.5 million hits), and perhaps even add “peter
dale scott” to the search (9,470 hits).
You will find that officially “COG” stands for “Continuity of Government” planning.
I always say that we should think of it as “Change of Government” planning, since it was well summarized 22 years
ago by Alphonso Chardy in the Miami Herald as plans for “suspension of the Constitution…emergency appointment
of military commanders…and declaration of martial law.”
Much is known about COG plans, and much more is not known. We know that the ultra-secret planning began
in 1981 under Reagan and then Oliver North, and continued under George H.W. Bush and Clinton. Two of the key planners were
Cheney and Rumsfeld, the two men who implemented it under 9/11, even though when Clinton was president both men, both Republicans,
were heads of major corporations and not even in the government.
We learned that COG planning was still active in 2007, when President Bush issued National Security Presidential
Directive 51 (NSPD 51), which extended for one year the emergency proclaimed on September 14, 2001, and empowered the President
to personally ensure "continuity of government" in the event of any "catastrophic emergency." He announced that NSPD 51 contains
"classified Continuity Annexes" which shall "be protected from unauthorized disclosure." Under pressure from his 911truth
constituents, Congressman DeFazio of the Homeland Security Committee twice requested to see these Annexes, the second time
in a letter signed by the Chair of his committee.
His request was denied, indicating that (as I wrote in Counterpunch)
the systems of checks and balances established by the U.S. Constitution would seem to be failing…
Continuity of Government planning has arguably already superseded the Constitution as a higher authority.
One of the post-Watergate reforms so detested by Vice-President Cheney was the National Emergencies Act.
It requires specifically that “Not later than six months after a national emergency is declared, …, each House
of Congress shall meet to consider a vote on a joint resolution to determine whether that emergency shall be terminated.”
Former Congressman Dan Hamburg and I appealed publicly last year to Obama to terminate the emergency, and
to Congress to hold the hearings required of them by statute. But Obama, without discussion, extended the 9/11 Emergency
again on September 10, 2009; and Congress has continued to ignore its statutory obligations. One Congressman explained
to a constituent that the provisions of the National Emergencies Act have now been rendered inoperative by COG. If true, this
would seem to justify Chardy’s description of COG as suspension of the Constitution.
I want to conclude by addressing those of you who may think that I exhibit the kind of conspiratorialist
mentality once criticized by G. William Domhoff, the naïve belief “that if we get rid of a few bad people, everything
will be well in the world.”
My own position is still that which I articulated two decades ago years ago in response to Domhoff:
I have always believed, and argued, that a true understanding of the Kennedy assassination will lead not
to `a few bad people,’ but to the institutional and parapolitical [or deep political] arrangements which constitute
the way we are systematically governed.
Michael Parenti has endorsed what I wrote, and added, “In sum, national security state conspiracies
[or what I am here calling deep events] are components of our political structure, not deviations from it.”
Thanks to 9/11, followed by COG, we now have a military command in the United States (NORTHCOM), unprecedented
surveillance of both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, and plans for massive detention of folks like you and me, if our
protests should begin to threaten the war machine.
I call on you all to devise how to outwit these forces that are distorting our society.
The beginning of an antiwar movement is the time when it is hardest to be hopeful of success. And if what
I have been saying is relevant, it will be harder now than in the 1960s to get our message to the American people. . This
makes especially relevant some inspiring words I would like to quote from the late Howard Zinn, who died last Wednesday:
To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is
a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacriï¬ce, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. …. The future is an inï¬nite succession
of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in deï¬ance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
 Cf. RAND Corporation, "How Terrorist Groups End: Implications for Countering al Qa'ida," Research Brief, RB-9351-RC
(2008), http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9351/index1.html: "Minimize the use of U.S. military force. In most operations against al Qa'ida,
local military forces frequently have more legitimacy to operate and a better understanding of the operating environment than
U.S. forces have. This means a light U.S. military footprint or none at all."
 Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2002), http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Chomsky/Journalist_Mars.html.
 New York Times, March 13, 1994. Robert D. Kaplan reported his personal experience that Hekmatyar was "loathed by all
the other party leaders, fundamentalist and moderate alike" (Robert D. Kaplan, Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan
and Pakistan [New York: Random House, 1990], 68-69).
 Noam Chomsky, For Reasons of State (New York: Vintage, 1973), 102; cf. 109.
 "Chomsky Dismisses 911 Conspiracy Theories As 'Dubious,’" Rense.com, December 13, 2006, http://www.rense.com/general74/dismiss.htm. 
Peter Dale Scott, The Road to Afghanistan: The War Machine, the CIA, and the Global Drug Connection (forthcoming)
 See for example Peter Dale Scott, The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War (Ipswich, MA: Mary Ferrell
Foundation Press, 2008), 341-96.
 Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, 280.
 Peter Dale Scott, Paul L. Hoch, and Russell Stetler, The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond (New York: Random House,
 George O’Toole, The Private Sector (New York: Norton, 1978), 145; quoted in Scott, Deep Politics and the Death
of JFK, 278-79.
 Joan M. Jensen, Army Surveillance in America, 1775-1980 (New Haven: Yale UP), 244.
 G. William Domhoff, in Jonathan Vankin, Conspiracies, Cover-Ups, and Crimes: Political Manipulation and Mind Control
in America (New York: Paragon House, 1991), 125-26.
 Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, 11.
 Michael Parenti, Dirty Truths: Reflections on Politics, Media, Ideology, Conspiracy, Ethnic Life and Class Power (San
Francisco: City Lights Books, 1996), 188.
 Howard Zinn, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times (Boston: Beacon, 2002),
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There are two conspiracy theories of what happened on 9-11. The government side has been told
by the Bush and Obama administrations and by all five Democrats and all five Republicans on the 911 Commission as well as
the corporate news media. Their version is well known.
But there is an unanswered question. How did the 19 Arab hijackers
get on board those planes? The list of the 19 men was conveniently found in a parked car. Not one of those 19 men was a passenger.
Not even one had a ticket. Not even one had a boarding pass. Nor were any of the 19 men members of the flight crews.
airlines have employees who will lose their jobs if they let men without tickets and boarding passes on to an airplane. To
imagine that 19 men achieved this feat on 9-11 without one airline employee being fired is unbelievable.
It is true
that there was a photo of Mohamed Atta at an airport in Portland Maine, but there were no surveillance videos of any of the
19 men on 9-11-2001. So the question is: How did the 19 men hijack four planes if not even one of the men were on board?
sincerely believe that the list of passengers and crew members below should be considered as the first casualties of World
War III. We dishonor them if we do nothing to protect others from the madmen who plan wars in which people like us are expected
An alternative theory of 9-11 is that the four planes were electronically hijacked by what is know as the
Command Transmitter System (CTS) which is made by SPC International whose CEO had been Rabbi Dov Zakheim in the 1990s. CTS
can remotely control up to eight planes at once. Rabbi Zakheim, who was a member of the Project for a New American Century
along with Richard Perle and Dick Cheney, was the Comptroller of the Pentagon on 9-11.
On 9-10-2001 Donald Rumsfeld
admitted at a press conference that 2.3 trillion dollars in Pentagon money from the previous Clinton and Bush administrations
was missing, On 9-11 a bomb was detonated inside the Pentagon that killed over forty military auditors who had been attempting
to track down those missing trillions.
Among the witnesses to that bomb was Robert Andrews, a former Green Beret who
was the Acting Assistant Secretary of the DOD in charge of America's 25,000 Special Operations soldiers. There were other
witnesses including two military personnel with top secret clearances and a Danish diplomat. Unfortunately, I do not have
a separate list of the military and civilian auditors who died that day.
With all respect to those who died on 9-11
and to those who were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan I submit the following list of those who died as a sacrifice to the games
played by The Powers That Be.
We will never forget those who were the first civilian victims of World War III.
AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 11 American Airlines Flight 11, from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California,
crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center with 92 people on board. CREW John Ogonowski, 52, of Dracut,
Massachusetts, was the pilot of Flight 11. He lived on a 150-acre farm north of Boston. He is survived by his wife, Margaret,
and three daughters, Laura, 16; Caroline, 14; and Mary, 11. A lifelong aviation buff, he joined the Air Force after graduating
from college and flew planes at the close of the Vietnam War. He joined American Airlines in 1979. First Officer Thomas
McGuinness, 42, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was Flight 11′s co-pilot. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, and
a 14-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter. He was active in Bethany Church in Greenland, New Hampshire, friends and neighbors
told The Boston Globe. Rick DeKoven, a church administrator, described him as "a devoted family man." Barbara Arestegui,
38, was a flight attendant from Marstons Mills, Massachusetts. Jeffrey Collman was a flight attendant. Sara Low, 28,
was a flight attendant from Batesville, Arkansas. Karen Martin was a flight attendant. Kathleen Nicosia was a flight
attendant. Betty Ong, 45, was a flight attendant from Andover, Massachusetts. Jean Roger, 24, was a flight attendant
from Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Dianne Snyder, 42, was a flight attendant from Westport, Massachusetts. Madeline Sweeney,
35, was a flight attendant from Acton, Massachusetts.
PASSENGERS Anna Williams Allison, 48, of Stoneham, Massachusetts,
was the founder of A2 Software Solutions, a firm that assists companies in software development. Allison had more than 19
years' experience in the software development industry and was a frequent speaker and trainer at national and local conferences.
David Angell, 54, of Pasadena, California, was the creator and executive producer of the hit NBC sitcom "Frasier." A native
of West Barrington, Rhode Island, Angell entered the Army after graduating from college and served at the Pentagon until 1972.
He worked in insurance and engineering before selling a script for a TV series in 1977. In 1983, he joined the TV series "Cheers"
as a staff writer and began working with co-supervising producers Peter Casey and David Lee. This team formed a production
company, creating and producing "Wings" in 1990 and "Frasier" in 1993. The trio won 24 Emmys. Lynn Angell, 45, of Pasadena,
California, was the wife of "Frasier" creator and executive producer David Angell. The Angells were returning from a wedding
on the East Coast to attend the Emmy Awards. Seima Aoyama Myra Aronson, 52, of Charlestown, Massachusetts, was a press
and analyst relations manager for Compuware Corp. Christine Barbuto, 32, of Brookline, Massachusetts, was a buyer for
TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She was on her way to California on a buying trip. Barbuto
is survived her father and two sisters. She had worked for TJX for five years. Berry Berenson, 53, of Los Angeles, California,
was an actress and photographer. She was the widow of actor Anthony Perkins, who died in 1992, and sister of actress and model
Marisa Berenson. She is survived by two sons, Osgood, an actor, and Elvis. Born into an aristocratic family, Berenson appeared
in the movies "Cat People" (1982), "Winter Kills" (1979) and "Remember My Name" (1978). Carolyn Beug, 48, of Los Angeles,
California, was traveling with her mother, Mary Wahlstrom. They had gone to Boston to drop off relatives at a nearby college
and were returning home. Carol Bouchard, 43, of Warwick, Rhode Island, was a Kent County Hospital emergency room secretary.
Robin Caplin was from Natick, Massachusetts. Neilie Casey, 32, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, was a merchandise planning
manager for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She worked for TJX for eight years. Casey is survived
by her husband and a 7-month-old daughter. Jeffrey Coombs, 42, of Abington, Massachusetts, was a security analyst for
Compaq Computer. He is survived by his wife, Christie, and three children, Meagan, 10; Julia, 7; and Matt, 12. Tara Creamer,
30, of Worcester, Massachusetts, was a merchandise planning manager for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home
fashions. She had worked for TJX for eight years. Creamer is survived by her husband, John, and two children, Colin, 4, and
Nora, 1. Thelma Cuccinello, 71, was a Wilmot, New Hampshire, resident with 10 grandchildren. She was on her way to visit
a sister in California. Daughter Cheryl O'Brien gave her mom a ride to catch a bus to Logan International Airport in Boston.
"I was the last one to see her," O'Brien said. "I got to kiss her and say 'I love you' and 'Have a nice trip.' " Patrick
Currivan Andrew Curry Green was from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Brian Dale, 43, of Warren, New Jersey, was an accountant
and attorney with Blue Capital Management. He was married and the father of three. David DiMeglio was from Wakefield,
Massachusetts. Donald Ditullio, 49, was from Peabody, Massachusetts. Albert Dominguez, 66, was a baggage handler for
Qantas Airways in Sydney, Australia. He was traveling on holiday at the time of his death. He was married with four children.
Alex Filipov, 70, was an electrical engineer from Concord, Massachusetts. Carol Flyzik, 40, was from Plaistow, New
Hampshire. Paul Friedman, 45, from Belmont, Massachusetts, was a consultant for Emergence Consulting. Karleton D.B.
Fyfe, 31, of Brookline, Massachusetts, was a senior investment analyst for John Hancock. Peter Gay, 54, of Tewksbury,
Massachusetts, was a Raytheon Co. vice president of operations for electronic systems based in Andover, Massachusetts. He
had worked for Raytheon for more than 28 years. Linda George, 27, of Westboro, Massachusetts, was a buyer for TJX Cos.,
the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She was on her way to California on a buying trip. George is survived
by her father, mother, sister and brother. She was engaged to be married. Edmund Glazer, 41, of Los Angeles, California,
was the chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration of MRV Communications, a Chatsworth, California,
firm that focuses on optical components and network infrastructure systems. Glazer was survived by his wife, Candy, and son,
Nathan. Lisa Fenn Gordenstein, 41, of Needham, Massachusetts, was an assistant vice president, merchandise manager, for
TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. She was on her way to California on a buying trip. Gordenstein
is survived by her husband and two children. Paige Farley Hackel, 46, was a spiritual adviser from Newton, Massachusetts.
Peter Hashem, 40, was an engineer from Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Robert Hayes, 37, from Amesbury, Massachusetts was
a sales engineer with Netstal. Ted Hennessy, 35, was a consultant for Emergence Consulting in Belmont, Massachusetts.
John Hofer Cora Holland, 52, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, was with Sudbury Food Pantry, an interdenominational program
that assisted needy families, at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Nicholas Humber, 60, of Newton, Massachusetts, was the owner
of Brae Burn Management. John Jenkins Charles Jones, 48, was a computer programmer from Bedford, Massachusetts. Robin
Kaplan, 33, of Westboro, Massachusetts, was a senior store equipment specialist for TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel
and home fashions. She was on her way to California to help prepare for a new T.J. Maxx store opening. Kaplan had returned
to work this year after battling Crohn's disease, a life-threatening inflammatory illness of the gastrointestinal tract. She
is survived by her father, Edward Kaplan, and mother, Francine. Barbara Keating, 72, was from Palm Springs, California.
David Kovalcin, 42, of Hudson, New Hampshire, was a Raytheon Co. senior mechanical engineer for electronic systems in
Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He had worked for Raytheon for 15 years. Judy Larocque, 50, of Framingham, Massachusetts, was
the founder and CEO of Market Perspectives, a research firm that offers online and on-site surveys. Before founding the company
in 1993, she was the principal of Emergent Marketing, an executive marketing consulting firm. Jude Larson, 31, was from
Los Angeles, California. Natalie Larson was from Los Angeles, California. N. Janis Lasden, 46, of General Electric
was from Peabody, Massachusetts. Daniel John Lee, 34, was from Los Angeles, California. Daniel C. Lewin, 31, was the
co-founder and chief technology officer at Akamai Technologies Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts, company that produces technology
equipment to facilitate online content delivery. He is survived by his wife and two sons. He founded Akamai in 1998 with scientist
Tom Leighton and a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists and business professionals. Lewin was responsible
for the company's research and development strategy. Susan MacKay, 44, of Westford, Massachusetts, was an employee of
TJX Cos., the off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. Chris Mello, 25, was a financial analyst with Alta Communications
from Boston. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in psychology. He is survived by his parents, Douglas and
Ellen Mello of Rye, New York; a brother, John Douglas Mello of New York City; and his paternal grandmother, Alice Mello, of
Barefoot Bay, Florida. Jeff Mladenik, 43, of Hinsdale, Illinois, was the interim president at E-Logic. Antonio Montoya
Carlos Montoya Laura Lee Morabito, 34, was the Qantas Airways area sales manager in Boston. She lived in Framingham,
Massachusetts, with her husband. She was traveling on company business at the time of her death. Mildred Naiman was from
Andover, Massachusetts. Laurie Neira Renee Newell, 37, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was a customer service agent with
American Airlines. Jacqueline Norton, 60, was a retiree from Lubec, Maine. She was traveling with her husband, Robert
Norton. Robert Norton, 82, was a retiree from Lubec, Maine. He was traveling with his wife, Jacqueline Norton. Jane
Orth, 49, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was retired from Lucent Technology. Thomas Pecorelli, 31, of Los Angeles, California,
was a cameraman for Fox Sports and E! Entertainment Television. Sonia Morales Puopolo, 58, of Dover, Massachusetts, was
a retired ballet dancer. David Retik was from Needham, Massachusetts. He was a general partner and founding member of
Alta Communications, a Boston-based investment firm specializing in communication industries. Retik graduated from Colgate
University and received a master's in accounting from New York University. He is survived by his wife, Susan and their two
children, Ben and Molly. Philip Rosenzweig of Acton, Massachusetts, was an executive with Sun Microsystems. Richard
Ross, 58, of Newton, Massachusetts, headed his own management consulting company, the Ross Group. Jessica Sachs, 22, of
Billerica, Massachusetts was an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Rahma Salie, 28, was from Boston. Heather
Smith, 30, of Beacon Capital Partners was from Boston. Douglas Stone, 54, was from Dover, New Hampshire. Xavier Suarez
Michael Theodoridis, 32, was a consultant from Boston. James Trentini, 65, was a retired teacher and assistant principal
from Everett, Massachusetts. Mary Trentini, 67, was a retired secretary from Everett, Massachusetts. Mary Wahlstrom,
75, of Kaysville, Utah, was traveling with her daughter, Carolyn Beug. They had gone to Boston to drop off relatives at a
nearby college and were returning home. Kenneth Waldie, 46, of Methuen, Massachusetts, was a Raytheon Co. senior quality
control engineer for electronic systems in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He had worked for Raytheon for 17 years. John Wenckus,
46, was a tax consultant from Torrance, California. Candace Lee Williams, 20, was a student from Danbury, Connecticut.
Christopher Zarba, 47, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was a software engineer at Concord Communications. He leaves behind
a wife and family. He would have been 48 on September 15. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
AIRLINES FLIGHT 77 American Airlines Flight 77, from Washington to Los Angeles, crashed into the Pentagon with 64 people
CREW Charles Burlingame of Herndon, Virginia, was the plane's captain. He is survived by a wife, a daughter
and a grandson. He had more than 20 years of experience flying with American Airlines and was a former U.S. Navy pilot. David
Charlebois, who lived in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood, was the first officer on the flight. "He was handsome and
happy and very centered," his neighbor Travis White, told The Washington Post. "His life was the kind of life I wanted to
have some day." Michele Heidenberger of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was a flight attendant for 30 years. She left behind a
husband, a pilot, and a daughter and son. Flight attendant Jennifer Lewis, 38, of Culpeper, Virginia, was the wife of
flight attendant Kenneth Lewis. Flight attendant Kenneth Lewis, 49, of Culpeper, Virginia, was the husband of flight attendant
Jennifer Lewis. Renee May, 39, of Baltimore, Maryland, was a flight attendant.
PASSENGERS Paul Ambrose, 32,
of Washington, was a physician who worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the surgeon general to
address racial and ethnic disparities in health. A 1995 graduate of Marshall University School of Medicine, Ambrose last year
was named the Luther Terry Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Preventative Medicine. Yeneneh Betru, 35, was from
Burbank, California. M.J. Booth Bernard Brown, 11, was a student at Leckie Elementary School in Washington. He was
embarking on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part
of a program funded by the National Geographic Society. Suzanne Calley, 42, of San Martin, California, was an employee
of Cisco Systems Inc. William Caswell Sarah Clark, 65, of Columbia, Maryland, was a sixth-grade teacher at Backus
Middle School in Washington. She was accompanying a student on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine
Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society. Asia Cottom,
11, was a student at Backus Middle School in Washington. Asia was embarking on an educational trip to the Channel Islands
National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society.
James Debeuneure, 58, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was a fifth-grade teacher at Ketcham Elementary School in Washington.
He was accompanying a student on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara,
California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society. Rodney Dickens, 11, was a student at Leckie
Elementary School in Washington. He was embarking on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
near Santa Barbara, California, as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society. Eddie Dillard Charles
Droz Barbara Edwards, 58, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was a teacher at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas. Charles S. Falkenberg,
45, of University Park, Maryland, was the director of research at ECOlogic Corp., a software engineering firm. He worked on
data systems for NASA and also developed data systems for the study of global and regional environmental issues. Falkenburg
was traveling with his wife, Leslie Whittingham, and their two daughters, Zoe, 8, and Dana, 3. Zoe Falkenberg, 8, of University
Park, Maryland, was the daughter of Charles Falkenberg and Leslie Whittingham. Dana Falkenberg, 3, of University Park,
Maryland, was the daughter of Charles Falkenberg and Leslie Whittingham. Joe Ferguson was the director of the National
Geographic Society's geography education outreach program in Washington. He was accompanying a group of students and teachers
on an educational trip to the Channel Islands in California. A Mississippi native, he joined the society in 1987. "Joe Feguson's
final hours at the Geographic reveal the depth of his commitment to one of the things he really loved," said John Fahey Jr.,
the society's president. "Joe was here at the office until late Monday evening preparing for this trip. It was his goal to
make this trip perfect in every way." Wilson "Bud" Flagg of Millwood, Virginia, was a retired Navy admiral and retired
American Airlines pilot. Dee Flagg Richard Gabriel Ian Gray, 55, of Washington was the president of a health-care
consulting firm. Stanley Hall, 68, was from Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Bryan Jack, 48, of Alexandria, Virginia,
was a senior executive at the Defense Department. Steven D. "Jake" Jacoby, 43, of Alexandria, Virginia, was the chief
operating officer of Metrocall Inc., a wireless data and messaging company. Ann Judge, 49, of Virginia was the travel
office manager for the National Geographic Society. She was accompanying a group of students and teachers on an educational
trip to the Channel Islands in California. Society President John Fahey Jr. said one of his fondest memories of Judge is a
voice mail she and a colleague once left him while they were rafting the Monkey River in Belize. "This was quintessential
Ann — living life to the fullest and wanting to share it with others," he said. Chandler Keller, 29, was a Boeing
propulsion engineer from El Segundo, California. Yvonne Kennedy Norma Khan, 45, from Reston, Virginia was a nonprofit
organization manager. Karen A. Kincaid, 40, was a lawyer with the Washington firm of Wiley Rein & Fielding. She joined
the firm in 1993 and was part of the its telecommunications practice. She was married to Peter Batacan. Norma Langsteuerle
Dong Lee Dora Menchaca, 45, of Santa Monica, California, was the associate director of clinical research for a biotech
firm. Christopher Newton, 38, of Anaheim, California, was president and chief executive officer of Work-Life Benefits,
a consultation and referral service. He was married and had two children. Newton was on his way back to Orange County to retrieve
his family's yellow Labrador, who had been left behind until they could settle into their new home in Arlington, Virginia.
Barbara Olson, 45, was a conservative commentator who often appeared on CNN and was married to U.S. Solicitor General
Theodore Olson. She twice called her husband as the plane was being hijacked and described some details, including that the
attackers were armed with knives. She had planned to take a different flight, but she changed it at the last minute so that
she could be with her husband on his birthday. She worked as an investigator for the House Government Reform Committee in
the mid-1990s and later worked on the staff of Senate Minority Whip Don Nickles. Ruben Ornedo, 39, of Los Angeles, California,
was a Boeing propulsion engineer. Robert Penniger, 63, of Poway, California, was an electrical engineer with BAE Systems.
Lisa Raines, 42, was senior vice president for government relations at the Washington office of Genzyme, a biotechnology
firm. She was from Great Falls, Virginia, and was married to Stephen Push. She worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
on developing a new policy governing cellular therapies, announced in 1997. She also worked on other major health-care legislation.
Todd Reuben, 40, of Potomac, Maryland, was a tax and business lawyer. John Sammartino Diane Simmons George
Simmons Mari-Rae Sopper of Santa Barbara, California, was a women's gymnastics coach at the University of California at
Santa Barbara. She had just gotten the post August 31 and was making the trip to California to start work. Bob Speisman,
47, was from Irvington, New York. Hilda Taylor was a sixth-grade teacher at Leckie Elementary School in Washington. She
was accompanying a student on an educational trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary near Santa Barbara, California,
as part of a program funded by the National Geographic Society. Leonard Taylor was from Reston, Virginia. Leslie A.
Whittington, 45, was from University Park, Maryland. The professor of public policy at Georgetown University in Washington
was traveling with her husband, Charles Falkenberg, 45, and their two daughters, Zoe, 8, and Dana, 3. They were traveling
to Los Angeles to catch a connection to Australia. Whittington had been named a visiting fellow at Australian National University
in Canberra. John Yamnicky, 71, was from Waldorf, Maryland. Vicki Yancey Shuyin Yang Yuguag Zheng The
Associated Press contributed to this report.
UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 93 United Airlines Flight 93, from Newark,
New Jersey, to San Francisco, California, crashed in rural southwest Pennsylvania, with 45 people on board.
Dahl, 43, from Denver, Colorado, was the plane's captain. He had a wife and son. Dahl had a lifelong interest in flying, said
his aunt, Maxine Atkinson, of Waterloo, Iowa. Leroy Homer, 36, from Marlton, New Jersey, was the first officer on board.
He was married and had a daughter. Lorraine Bay was a flight attendant. Sandra Bradshaw, 38, of Greensboro, North
Carolina, was a flight attendant. Wanda Green was a flight attendant. CeeCee Lyles of Fort Myers, Florida, was a flight
attendant. She reached her husband, Lorne, by cell phone to tell him that she loved him and their children before the plane
went down. The couple between them had four children. Deborah Welsh was a flight attendant. PASSENGERS Christian
Adams Todd Beamer, 32, was from Cranbury, New Jersey. Alan Beaven, 48, of Oakland, California, was an environmental
lawyer. Mark Bingham, 31, of San Francisco owned a public relations firm, the Bingham Group. He called his mother, Alice
Hoglan, 15 minutes before the plane crashed and told her that the plane had been taken over by three men who claimed to have
a bomb. Hoglan said her son told her that some passengers planned to try to regain control of the plane. "He said, 'I love
you very, very much, ' " Hoglan said. Deora Bodley, 20, of Santa Clara, California, was a university student. Marion
Britton Thomas E. Burnett Jr., 38, of San Ramon, California, was a senior vice president and chief operating officer of
Thoratec Corp., a medical research and development company, and the father of three. He made four calls to his wife, Deena,
from the plane. Deena Burnett said that her husband told her that one passenger had been stabbed and that "a group of us are
going to do something." He also told her that the people on board knew about the attack on the World Trade Center, apparently
through other phone calls. William Cashman Georgine Corrigan Joseph Deluca Patrick Driscoll Edward Felt,
41, was from Matawan, New Jersey. Colleen Fraser Andrew Garcia Jeremy Glick, 31, from West Milford, New Jersey,
called his wife, Liz, and in-laws in New York on a cell phone to tell them the plane had been hijacked, Joanne Makely, Glick's
mother-in-law, told CNN. Glick said that one of the hijackers "had a red box he said was a bomb, and one had a knife of some
nature," Makely said. Glick asked Makely if the reports about the attacks on the World Trade Center were true, and she told
him they were. He left the phone for a while, returning to say, "The men voted to attack the terrorists," Makely said. Lauren
Grandcolas of San Rafael, California, was a sales worker at Good Housekeeping magazine. Donald F. Green, 52, was from
Greenwich, Connecticut. Linda Gronlund Richard Guadagno, 38, of Eureka, California, was the manager of the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service's Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Toshiya Kuge Waleska Martinez Nicole Miller Mark
Rothenberg Christine Snyder, 32, was from Kailua, Hawaii. She was an arborist for the Outdoor Circle and was returning
from a conference in Washington. She had been married less than a year. John Talignani Honor Wainio
AIRLINES FLIGHT 175 United Airlines Flight 175, from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, was the second
hijacked plane to strike the World Trade Center, plowing into the south tower. Two pilots, seven flight attendants and 56
passengers were on board.
CREW Capt. Victor Saracini, 51, of Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania, was a Navy
veteran. He is survived by his wife and two children. Michael Horrocks was first officer. Robert J. Fangman was a
flight attendant. Amy N. Jarret, 28, of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, was a flight attendant. Amy R. King was a
flight attendant. Kathryn L. Laborie was a flight attendant. Alfred G. Marchand of Alamogordo, New Mexico, was a flight
attendant. Michael C. Tarrou was a flight attendant. Alicia N. Titus was a flight atteandant.
Avraham, 30, was from Ashdot, Israel. Garnet "Ace" Bailey, 53, of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, was director of pro scouting
for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team. Bailey was entering his 33rd season as a player or scout in the National Hockey League
and his eighth with the Kings. Before joining the Kings, he spent 13 years as a scout for the Edmonton Oilers, a team that
won five Stanley Cups during that time. As a player, Bailey spent five years with the Boston Bruins and was a member of Stanley
Cup championship teams in 1969-70 and 1971-72. Bailey also spent parts of two seasons each with the Detroit Red Wings and
St. Louis Blues, and three years with the Washington Capitals. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, and son, Todd. Mark
Bavis, 31, of West Newton, Massachusetts, was entering his second season as an amateur scout for the Los Angeles Kings. A
Boston native, he played four years on Boston University's hockey team, where his twin brother, Michael, is an assistant coach.
In addition to his twin brother, Bavis is survived by his mother, Mary; two other brothers, Pat and Johnny; and three sisters,
Kelly, Mary Ellen and Kathy. The Bavis family lost a brother 15 years ago, and Bavis' father died 10 years ago. Graham
Berkeley, 37, of Xerox Corp. was from Wellesley, Massachusetts. Touri Bolourchi, 69, was from Beverly Hills, California.
Klaus Bothe, 31, of Germany was on a business trip with BCT Technology AG's chief executive officer and another executive.
Bothe joined the company in 1994 and was its director of development. He is survived by his wife and one child. Daniel
Brandhorst, of Los Angeles, California, was a lawyer for PriceWaterhouse. David Brandhorst, 3, was from Los Angeles. John
Cahill was from Wellesley, Massachusetts. Christoffer Carstanjen, 33, of Turner Falls, Massachusetts, was staff assistant
in the office of information technology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. John Corcoran "Jay" Corcoran, 44,
of Norwell, Massachusetts, was a merchant marine. Dorothy Dearaujo, 82, was from Long Beach, California. Gloria Debarrera
Lisa Frost, 22, of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, graduated from Boston University this year, with degrees in communications
and business hospitality. She is survived by her father, mother and brother. Ronald Gamboa, 33, of Los Angeles, California,
was a Gap store manager. Lynn Goodchild, 25, was from Attleboro, Massachusetts. The Rev. Francis E. Grogan, 76, of
Easton, Massachusetts, was a priest at Holy Cross Church in Easton. A veteran of World War II, Grogan served as a parish priest,
a chaplain and teacher at Holy Cross schools. Carl Hammond, 37, was from Boston, Massachusetts. Peter Hanson, 32,
of Groton, Massachusetts, was a software salesman. Susan Hanson, 35, of Groton, Massachusetts, was a student. Christine
Hanson, 3, was from Groton, Massachusetts. Gerald Hardacre Eric Hartono James E. Hayden, 47, of Westford, Massachusetts,
was the chief financial officer of Netegrity Inc. Hayden is survived by his wife, Gail, and their two children. Herbert
Homer,48, of Milford, Massachusetts, worked for Raytheon Co. Robert Jalbert, 61, of Swampscott, Massachusetts, was a salesman.
Ralph Kershaw, 52, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, was a marine surveyor. Heinrich Kimmig, 43, chairman and
chief executive officer of BCT Technology Ag, of Germany was on a business trip involving contract negotiations with U.S.
partners along with two other BCT execs, the company said in a statement. Kimmig studied mechanical engineering in college.
After an internship, he became the design manager at Badische Stahl Engineering, and shortly after, he founded BSE Computer-Technologie
GmbH, originally a locally operating software company. In 1999, this company became BCT Technology AG. Kimmig is survived
by his wife and two children. Brian Kinney, 29, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Cooper. Robert
LeBlanc, 70, of Lee, New Hampshire, was a professor emeritus of geography at the University of New Hampshire. After earning
his doctorate at the University of Minnesota, LeBlanc joined the University of New Hampshire's faculty in 1963 as a cultural
geographer. With a specialty in Canadian studies, he looked at the Franco-American communities in New England's mill towns.
He was acting chair and chair of the geography department for nearly 10 years, retiring in 1999. Maclovio "Joe" Lopez
Jr., 41, was from Norwalk, California. Marianne MacFarlane Louis Neil Mariani, 59, was from Derry, New Hampshire.
Juliana Valentine McCourt, 4, was from New London, Connecticut. Ruth McCourt, 24, was from Westford, Massachusetts.
Wolfgang Menzel, 60, of Germany joined BCT Technology AG in 2000 as director of human resources. He is survived by his
wife and one child. Menzel had planned to retire in six months. Shawn Nassaney, 25, was from Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Patrick Quigley, 40, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, was a partner at PriceWaterhouse Cooper. Frederick Rimmele was a
physician from Marblehead, Massachusetts. James M. Roux, 42, was from Portland, Maine. Jesus Sanchez, 45, was an off-duty
flight attendant from Hudson, Massachusetts. Kathleen Shearer was from Dover, New Hampshire. Robert Shearer was from
Dover, New Hampshire. Jane Simpkin, 35, was from Wayland, Massachusetts. Brian D. Sweeney, 38, was from Barnstable,
Massachusetts. Timothy Ward, 38, of San Diego, California, worked at the Carlsbad, California-based Rubio's Restaurants
Inc. A 14-year veteran of the company, he opened its second restaurant in San Diego and most recently worked in the information
technology department. William Weems of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was a commercial producer.
Press contributed to this report.
This is how I got that list of names of the passengers and crews
of the four electronically hijacked planes. I went to the Internet Archive advances search page located here:
Then I pasted the old URL below from CNN into the search box along with dates in 2001 when I
knew the link was active. When the archive gave the old web page, I clicked on the links after having copied it.
Seven Hours in September: The Clock
that Broke the Lie
THE TERROR CONSPIRACY by Jim Marrs Publication date, Sept. 6, 2006
by Barbara Honegger,
Barbara Honegger, M.S. is Senior Military Affairs Journalist at the Naval Postgraduate School (1995-present),
the Navy’s advanced science, technology and national security affairs university. This research, as all of Honegger’s
research and publications on September 11, are solely in her capacity as a concerned private citizen and do not imply official
endorsement. Honegger served as Special Assistant to the Assistant to the President and White House Policy Analyst (1981-83);
was the pioneering Irangate author and whistleblower on the October Surprise (October Surprise, Tudor, 1989; and Iran-Contra
expose documentary film "Cover-Up"); and was called as a researcher/witness at both the October 23, 2004, and August 27, 2005,
Los Angeles Citizens 9/11 Grand Jury hearings held at Patriotic Hall in Los Angeles, Calif. Much of the information and analysis
contained in this evidence summary was presented at the L.A. Citizens Grand Jury hearings and at the 9/11 Emergency Truth
Convergence conference held at American University in Washington, D.C. in July, 2005.
The San Francisco Chronicle commemorated the 100th anniversary of The Great Earthuake of 1906 with a series
of front-page articles headed by a single icon - a charred clock frozen at 5:12 am, the exact moment "The Big One" hit.
A century after that devastating event, the stopped clock serves as both the ultimate evidence and the symbol that "captures
Again, almost 100 years later, clocks frozen in time at the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001
both "capture it all" and are the ultimate evidence that shatters the "Official Lie" of what happened that terrible morning.
Pentagon was first attacked at 9:32 am, much earlier than the 9/11 Commission and official cover story claim. (In this summary
of evidence, the more precise time of 9:31:40 am is "rounded up" for ease of reference.)
The Pentagon and mainstream
media first reported 9:43 as the time of alleged Flight 77 impact (some reports, presumably taken from official sources, were
as late as 9:48 and 9:47). Over time, the time given by officials for the claimed outside impact on the building has been
moved earlier and earlier, down to 9:37 (as of the time of this writing), but has never come close to the actual time of the
first violent event at the Pentagon - 9:32. Clearly, if the official story that Flight 77 hit the Pentagon at 9:37 were
true, Flight 77 could not have been the source of massive damage to the west side of the building a minimum of five minutes
earlier at 9:32.
Converging Lines of Proof of a 9:32 Violent Event at the Pentagon on September 11, well before
the Official Story says anything hit the building:
Multiple standard-issue, battery-operated wall clocks on
the walls of the area of the Pentagon attacked on 9/11 -including one in the heliport just outside the west face- were stopped
between 9:31 and 9:32−1/2 by a violent event, almost certainly a bomb or bombs inside the building and/or in a truck
or construction trailer parked right outside the west face. The first Associated Press report, in fact, stated that the Pentagon
had been damaged by a "booby trapped truck." The Navy posted the stopped heliport clock on an official website and another
of the stopped clocks is in the 9/11 display at the Smithsonian Institution. These are just some of the
west section Pentagon clocks that stopped between 9:31 and 9:32−1/2 on September 11.
April Gallop, an Army employee
with a Top Secret clearance, was at her desk in the Army administrative offices in the west section of the Pentagon on 9/11,
the area of the building most heavily destroyed, when what she said sounded and felt "like a bomb" went off. "Being in the
Army with the training I had, I know what a bomb sounds and acts like, especially the aftermath, and it sounded and acted
like a bomb. There was no plane or plane parts inside the building, and no smell of jet fuel." Ms. Gallop still has the watch
she was wearing that morning, which stopped shortly after 9:30.
The FAA’s [Federal Aviation Administration] timeline
document "Executive Summary-Chronology of a Multiple Hijacking Crisis--September 11, 2001" reads: "0932: ATC (Air Traffic
Control) AEA reports aircraft crashes into west side of Pentagon." The time is the critical fact here,
not the claimed cause.
Denmark’s soon-to-be Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller was in a building in Washington,
D.C. on 9/11 from which he looked out, heard an explosion and saw the smoke first rise from the Pentagon. He immediately looked
at his watch, which read 9:32 am. He gave radio interviews in Denmark the next morning in which he stated that the Pentagon
had been attacked at 9:32.
On August 27, 2002, then White House Counsel and now Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales gave the Secretary of the Navy lecture at the Naval Postgraduate School in which Gonzales explicitly and
clearly states that "The Pentagon was attacked at 9:32". A tape of this segment of his talk was played at the 9/11 Emergency
Truth Convergence at American University in Washington, D.C. in July 2005, and is on the public record.
Pentagon was attacked by bomb(s) at or around 9:32 am, possibly followed by an impact from an airborne object
significantly smaller than Flight 77, a Boeing 757.
We have already seen that Army employee April Gallop,
whose watch was stopped by the violent event at the Pentagon shortly after 9:30, says that her military training and experience
led her to immediately determine the source of the initial explosion was a bomb.
I have interviewed an Army auditor
from Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, who was on temporary duty assignment at the Pentagon before, on and after 9/11. He was in the
Army financial management spaces only minutes before the Pentagon explosion on the morning of 9/11. He had just returned to
his temporary office on the ground floor of the adjacent south side of the Pentagon by the cafeteria when he heard an explosion
and felt the building shake. Immediately afterwards, he said, hundreds of panicked Pentagon personnel ran by him down the
corridor just outside his office and out the South Entrance, yelling "Bombs!" and "A bomb went off!" The witness has requested
that his name not be used in this summary, but is willing to testify to a grand jury or independent official investigation.
Army financial management/audit area is part of, or contiguous to, the Army personnel offices, which was one of two main west
section offices heavily destroyed in the Pentagon attack, the other being the Naval Command Center. The day before 9/11, September
10, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld held a press conference at which he acknowledged that the Pentagon was "missing" -could
not account for and needed to "find"- $2.3 Trillion dollars (other reports said $2.6 Trillion). Were the auditors
who could "follow the money," and the computers whose data could help them do it, intentionally targeted? It is worth noting
that the Pentagon’s top financial officer at the time, Dov Zakheim, who also acknowledged the "missing" trillions, had
a company that specializes in aircraft remote-control technology. As remnants found in the Pentagon wreckage have been identified
as the front-hub assembly of the front compressor of a JT8D turbojet engine used in the A-3 Sky Warrior jet fighter,
and as Air Force A-3 Sky Warriors -normally piloted planes- were secretly retrofitted to be remote-controlled drones and fitted
with missiles in a highly compartmented operation at an airport near Ft. Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport in Colorado in
the months before 9/11, the question further arises as to whether Pentagon auditors and their computerized
data were intentionally targeted on 9/11.
The Ft. Monmouth Army auditor and his two colleagues were also eyewitnesses
to multiple teams of bomb-sniffing dogs and their K-9 handlers in camouflage uniform at the Pentagon metro station just outside
the Pentagon at approximately 7:30 am on 9/11. He said that K-9 bomb squads had not been at the Pentagon metro stop before
9/11, or since, but only that day. Since K-9 dog squads don’t usually search for airliners, but bombs, a bomb attack
was clearly anticipated. Ms. Gallop said she also saw the bomb sniffing K-9 teams that morning, from the top of the Pentagon
metro stop looking down.
Survivor eyewitnesses from inside the west section of the Pentagon reported that the blast
caused its windows first to expand outwards, and then inwards.
said they smelled cordite after the initial explosion at the Pentagon, an explosive which has a distinct and very different
smell from that of burning jet fuel. And as we have already noted, Ms. Gallop said there was no smell
of jet fuel inside the most damaged section of the building shortly after the first violent event that stopped her watch there
shortly after 9:30.
Even Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld told Sam Donaldson in an ABC News interview shortly
after 9/11 that he first thought a bomb had gone off in the building. Donaldson: "What did you think it was?" Rumsfeld: "A
bomb? I had no idea..."
It is important to note that bomb explosion(s) at 9:32 am on the ground floor of the west
section of the Pentagon are not inconsistent with there having also been a later, or even near-simultaneous,
impact by some airborne object -- a piloted plane, unmanned drone, or missile -- into the same or nearby section of the building,
which may have been the cause of the collapse of the west wall section approximately 20 minutes after the initial violent
event. Indeed, if a heat-seeking missile hit the building after the bomb(s) went off, the heat from the explosion(s)
would become the target for the missile. Recall that the A-3 Sky Warrior planes were retrofitted shortly before 9/11,
not only enabling them to be remotely controlled but also fitted with missiles. The round-shaped exit hole in the inner wall
of the "C" Ring is evidence that a missile or a piloted or pilot-less remote-controlled plane significantly smaller than Flight
77 also struck the building subsequent to bombs going off and penetrated the inside of the third ring, as
bomb detonations would not have resulted in such a near-symmetrical round-shaped opening.
I have interviewed the then
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations on 9/11, Robert Andrews -the top civilian official in charge
of special operations under Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld- a former Green Beret whose office was on the second floor of the
south section of the Pentagon, adjacent to the west section. While drawing the path that he took that morning on a sketch
of the Pentagon, he revealed the following:
Immediately after the second World Trade Center attack of 9:03 am, Secretary
of Defense Rumsfeld left his office on the Potomac side of the Pentagon and went (merely) across the hall on the same floor
to his Executive Support Center (ESC), which is set up for teleconferencing. There, he joined the teleconference of top government
officials run by Richard Clarke out of the White House Situation Room media room. Clarke, in his book Against All Enemies,
confirms that Rumsfeld was among the first officials on this teleconference shortly after the second WTC tower was hit. Clarke’s
account and Andrews’ confirmation of it are completely at odds with the official cover story and the 9/11 Commission,
which claim that no one could locate Secretary Rumsfeld until approximately 10:30 am when he walked into the National Military
Command Center (NMCC). The fact that Rumsfeld, the military’s top civilian official, was on Clarke’s teleconference
with the top official of the FAA, Director Jane Garvey, also puts the complete lie to the official cover story that Air Force
interceptors weren’t scrambled in time because the military and FAA "couldn’t talk each other" on 9/11. The
top-most officials of the Pentagon and FAA were talking to one another constantly on Clarke’s teleconference
from as early as 9:15. This taped Clarke teleconference is the "Butterfield tape" of 9/11. [During the 1970s Watergate scandal,
secretly-made tapes of President Nixon’s Oval Office conversations revealed by Alexander Butterfield were the "smoking
guns" which forced Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and trial in the Senate.]
Immediately after the second
WTC tower was struck at 9:03 am, Andrews and his aide left his office and ran as fast as they could down to the Secretary
of Defense’s West section basement Counterterrorism Center (CTC), beneath the ground-level location of the
violent event in the building that morning, arriving at approximately 9:10. While he and his aide were in this west side basement
CTC, a violent event caused the ceiling tiles to fall off the ceiling and smoke to pour into the room. Andrews immediately
looked at his watch, which read approximately 9:35 am but which was set fast to ensure timely arrival at meetings, so the
actual time was closer to 9:32. He and his aide then immediately evacuated the CTC with the goal of joining Rumsfeld in his
Executive Support Center (ESC) across the hall from Rumsfeld’s main office. He said that Rumsfeld was already on the
White House teleconference when they arrived. En route to Rumsfeld’s ESC, Andrews said when he and his aide entered
the corridor on the inside ring of the west section, "we had to walk over dead bodies" to get to the inner courtyard.
(Note: This is two rings further in towards the center from the inner most hole made by whatever allegedly
impacted the Pentagon that morning.)
Once in the inner courtyard, Andrews and his aide ran as fast as they could to
Rumsfeld’s Executive Support Center, where he joined Rumsfeld as his special operations/counterterrorism adviser during
Clarke’s White House teleconference. Andrews also said that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld spoke with President Bush
while in the Pentagon Executive Support Center. Whether this was via the teleconference or by phone or other means was not
stated. The fact that Rumsfeld personally communicated with Bush on 9/11 while Rumsfeld was in his Pentagon ESC was published
on an official DoD web site.
WTC janitor William "Willy" Rodriguez, the last non-emergency
response person to leave the WTC alive on 9/11, has testified that he was in the first basement level of the WTC
when an immense explosion went off below him in the yet-deeper subbasement level(s) of the building a few
seconds before the plane hit the tower high above. As Robert Andrews revealed that the west side basement
level of the Pentagon was damaged at approximately 9:32 am and as we know that the cause of the 9:32 Pentagon attack was not
an impact event but explosives, there are thus eye- and ear witness reports of bombs going off in both the Pentagon
and the WTC underground level(s) before both buildings were hit by anything from
As no "outside" terrorist, al Qaeda or otherwise, could have had access to either the Pentagon or the
sustained advance access needed to pre-place explosives inside the WTC, only domestic insiders could have pre-placed
the explosives in both the Pentagon and the WTC. Further, because the WTC1 deep-basement explosions(s) experienced
by Willy Rodriguez happened before the tower was hit by a plane; as any incoming plane not controlled by the same
party that triggered the sub-basement detonation(s) could have veered off from the building at the last second, ruining the
plane-impact-as-cover-story for the later building collapse; and as the sub-basement explosions were necessary for the actual
later collapse of the buildings by controlled demolition, the same domestic-US insiders had to have controlled
both the sub-basement detonations and the incoming plane(s). Thus, even if al Qaeda hijackers were on the
incoming planes, they were not in final control of the impact of the planes into the buildings, which had to have
been guaranteed by domestic/US insider controllers to ensure the sub-basement bombs didn’t go off prematurely and destroy
the plane-impact cover story. This fact is critical, as it takes jurisdiction for the mass murders at the WTC away from the
Bush Administration’s FBI, which oversees crimes committed in the air, and places it squarely with the State of New
York, as murder is a State crime and multiple/mass murders are the sum of individual State crimes. Because the controllers
of the timing of the basement level explosives had to have also been the controllers of the final approach of the planes,
and the former was clearly on the ground and not in the air, a Manhattan grand jury can suddenly pull jurisdiction for the
Bush-Cheney Reichstag Fire out of their hands.
Because the real modus operandi at the Pentagon and WTC are
so similar, it is logical to deduce that the same domestic-US terrorists were responsible for pre-placing and detonating the
bombs - both inside the WTC and inside the Pentagon. That is, a single group of US-domestic conspirators -not al Qaeda or
any other outside terrorists- must have planned both the WTC and Pentagon attacks and controlled both the approaching
planes and the inside-the-building explosions in real time on 9/11.
In addition to the already legion
evidence that Flight 77 did not hit the Pentagon -- i.e. the small hole in the west side of the Pentagon being not nearly
large enough for the plane’s fuselage, let alone wing width; no damage to the lawn where Flight 77 allegedly struck
and skidded before hitting the building; wrecked plane parts at the site identified as being from an A-3 Sky Warrior, a far
smaller plane than that of Flight 77, a Boeing 757; Pentagon requests to TV media on the morning of 9/11 not to take up-close
images, etc. -- there is also official evidence that Flight 77 did not hit the building:
In the Air Force’s
own account of the events of 9/11, Air War Over America, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) general
who finally ordered interceptor jets scrambled on 9/11, although too late, Gen. Larry Arnold, revealed that he ordered one
of his jets to fly down low over the Pentagon shortly after the attack there that morning, and that this pilot reported back
that there was no evidence that a plane had hit the building. This fighter jet -not Flight 77- is almost certainly the plane
seen on the Dulles airport Air Traffic Controller’s screen making a steep, high-speed 270-degree descent before disappearing
from the radar. [When a plane flies low enough to go undetected, it is said to be "under the radar."] Military pilots -like
the one sent by Gen. Arnold on 9/11 to report on the Pentagon’s damage- are trained to fly 500 feet above ground in
order to evade radar detection. In fact, when the Air Traffic Controller responsible for the plane and her colleagues watched
the extremely difficult 270-degree maneuver on her screen, they were certain that the plane whose blip they were watching
perform this extremely difficult feat was a US military aircraft, and said so at the time. It almost certainly was.
the likely reason the Pentagon has refused to lower the current official time for "Flight 77" impact, 9:37, to 9:32 am -the
actual time of the first explosions there- is that they decided to pretend the blip represented by Arnold’s surveillance
jet approaching just before 9:37 was "Flight 77." As the official cover story claims that the alleged 9:37 impact was the
only Pentagon attack that morning, yet by the time Arnold’s surveillance jet arrived on the scene the violent
event had already happened, the Pentagon cannot acknowledge the earlier 9:32 time without revealing an attack on the building
prior to the alleged impact.
It is significant that the The 9/11 Commission Report ignores the testimony
of Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta to its own commission and did this only for the testimony of Secretary
Mineta. The clear reason for this blatant and targeted censorship is that Mineta’s eyewitness testimony is extremely
dangerous to the official cover story. The portion of Mineta’s testimony that is particularly dangerous is his claim
that Vice President Cheney, in charge in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) beneath the White House since
before Mineta arrived in the PEOC at 9:20, insisted to an incredulous "young man" that "the orders (given earlier by Cheney
to this same individual) still stand" when the man told Cheney that the presumed plane they had been tracking as a blip on
a screen was 50, then 30, and finally just 10 miles from Washington - orders which could only have been not to shoot
down the plane. Otherwise there would have been no reason for the agent to ask Cheney if they "still" stood, despite the plane’s
being almost upon the capital where Cheney himself was. This is critical because of the timing that can be inferred from Mineta’s
testimony: As Mineta arrived at the PEOC at 9:20 am, and as Mineta estimated the "still stand?" interaction between Cheney
and the agent happened 5 to 6 minutes after that, or about 9:25, it can be inferred based on the officially given speed of
the plane represented by the blip of 540 mph that whatever that fast- approaching blip represented, it arrived in the vicinity
of the Pentagon at approximately 9:32 - nowhere close to the original official cover story time of 9:43, or even the six-minute-earlier
time the Pentagon finally settled on for an alleged impact time of 9:37.
All of this also happened at 9:32:
After an inexplicable delay during which they knew that both WTC towers were under attack, the Secret Service suddenly
acts as if the attacks are "real," rushing President Bush out of the library at the Florida school where he had been reading
The firefighters are suddenly ordered out of WTC 1.
The New York Stock Exchange is ordered closed.
The takeover of Flight 93 begins with the stabbing of a flight attendant and one of the alleged hijackers announcing that
there is a bomb on board, picked up by flight controllers.
Other relevant interviews:
I interviewed the famous "lone taxi driver" whose cab is the only car
visible still parked on I-395 above the Pentagon lawn looking down at the west face after the other cars have left the freeway.
This taxi can be seen in overhead photos taken on the morning of 9/11 and viewable on the Internet. The driver said his was
the last car allowed onto that section of I-395 before police put up a barricade and that he decided not to immediately leave
the scene like the others "because I realized this was history and I wanted to see for myself." He stated that he saw no evidence
of a plane having impacted the building nor any visible plane pieces on the lawn at the time he arrived, which was after the
first violent event in the building, as black smoke was streaming up and to the right from inside-the-building fires. The
taxi cab driver drew a diagram of what he saw that morning while overlooking the Pentagon’s west face from I-395.
interviewed a Navy public affairs officer assigned to the Naval Command Center, one of the two major Pentagon west section
areas destroyed on 9/11, the other being the Army Financial Management/Audit area as mentioned earlier. This officer was not
in the building that morning but was quickly assigned as the deputy public affairs officer at the underground "back-up Pentagon"
location in Pennsylvania close to the Maryland border, Site R. This eyewitness Navy officer inside Site R said Deputy Secretary
of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and later Vice President Cheney were flown to the Site R underground bunker in response to Richard
Clarke’s officially declaring "Continuity of Government/Continuity of Operations" (COG/COOP) on the morning of 9/11.
This is confirmed in Clarke’s book, Against All Enemies, in which he reports that Rumsfeld chose Wolfowitz
to be the designated COG/COOP official at Site R in his stead. Perhaps significantly, Site R and Camp David are not far from
the crash site of Flight 93. Details about Site R, on and after 9/11, are also in James Bamford’s book, A Pretext
On February 4, 2004, I interviewed Air Force General Ralph Eberhart, Commander of NORAD on 9/11. To my
knowledge, Gen. Eberhart has granted no other interview since the events of September 11. Before asking questions, I gave
Gen. Eberhart copies of all the mainstream press articles published as of that date on the subject of the confusion of his
NORAD Northeast Sector (NEADS) personnel who were running NORAD’s "Vigilant Guardian/Vigilant Warrior" emergency response
war game exercises that morning. As of the date of the interview, therefore, the then head of NORAD was made aware of the
initial confusion by his own NEADS "game" players on 9/11 between incoming exercise reports and incoming reports of the actual
I first asked Gen. Eberhart if there was any connection between NORAD’s "Vigilant Guardian/Vigilant
Warrior" exercise being run on 9/11 and the plane-crashing-into-tower emergency response exercise simultaneously being held
at National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) headquarters outside Washington, D.C.[12/first cite] He replied,
"No." I was surprised at this, as a large portion of NRO personnel are from his own agency, the Air Force. I asked for reconfirmation,
to which he again said, "No." Laying the ground for the next question, I mentioned that NEADS’ "game" director Lt. Col.
Dawne Deskins had said that she was confused as to whether initial reports of the hijacked planes on the morning of 9/11 were
"real world" or "part of the game." This, I said, showed that the NORAD exercises that morning had to have been on a hijack
scenario at least similar to the actual attacks, as otherwise there would have been no grounds for confusion. After
considering this for a moment, Gen. Eberhart refused to answer any further questions and abruptly ended the interview.
addition to the already well known and officially acknowledged evidence of Bush Administration foreknowledge of the broad
outlines of the September 11 attacks -advance warnings from the intelligence agencies of as many as 11 foreign countries and
the content of the now-famous August 6, 2001 presidential daily brief (whose 10-page attachment still has not been made public),
etc.- there is strong evidence that Bush administration insiders had near perfect -if not complete- advance knowledge of both
the details and the date of the September 11 attack:
(Note: That Bush Administration insiders had advance
knowledge of the date and details of an "outside" attack is not inconsistent with these insiders having facilitated and even
orchestrated the attacks. That is, the plot behind the attacks of September 11 is similar to that of the Reichstag fire, through
which Hitler rapidly consolidated power. Like the Nazi-facilitated Reichstag fire, there was a real though highly-unlikely-to-succeed
"outside" plot about which Administration insiders gained advance intelligence. They then secretly protected and enabled this
plot to ensure that it not only succeeded, but succeeded spectacularly as the psychological operation needed to justify
the entire subsequent Bush-Cheney global and domestic agenda.)
1) Shortly after September 11, Newsweek
reported that before 9/11, the Bush Administration initiated a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court
surveillance/tap of "up to 20" suspected al Qaeda-linked terrorists then in the US, but that then FISA Court Chief Justice
Royce Lamberth subsequently ordered the then-already-ongoing surveillance stopped. This can only mean one thing - that the
Bush Justice Dept./FBI/NSA initiated the tap before asking the FISA Court for a warrant for it, as with the now-famous
post-9/11 NSA taps initiated by the Bush administration without first applying for FISA warrants.
As "up to 20" is
a clever way of saying "19" without making the link to 9/11 explicit, the Bush Administration Justice Dept/FBI/NSA almost
certainly initiated surveillance of all 19, or close to all 19, of the soon-to-be alleged 9/11 hijackers before 9/11.
Though Judge Lamberth ordered the surveillance ended once the administration filed the formal warrant application, there is
evidence that the Bush administration ignored his order to cease the tap and continued the surveillance of the alleged 9/11
hijackers up to and including the day of 9/11.
Zacarias Moussaoui -the only person indicted by the Bush Administration
for anything even related to 9/11- has stated in court filings that both he "and my (al Qaeda) brothers" then in the US were
surveilled by the Bush administration before 9/11 and that the Bush administration knows he can prove it. How could this be
the case? If Moussaoui was one of the "up to 20" al Qaeda-linked terrorist suspects they surveilled before 9/11 without an
advance FISA warrant as reported by Newsweek, then Moussaoui was also one of the "up to 20" whose taps Judge Lamberth
ordered stopped. Moussaoui, after all, was originally named as the "20th hijacker" of the 9/11 plot. Amazingly, the FISA Act
requires that, if the FISA Court rejects a surveillance initiated before a warrant has been applied for, as in this case,
the court has to inform the "target" of the surveillance and give him the government’s stated reason for the tap in
the surveillance application. Moussaoui says that he can "prove" the Bush administration/FBI initiated surveillance on him
before 9/11 because, it can be deduced, the FISA Court itself told him so after Lamberth ordered his --and those of the other
"up to 20"-- surveillance ended.
If this is the case, it opens the very real possibility that the FISA Court likewise
informed most or all 19 of the "up to 20"alleged 9/11 hijackers before 9/11 that they were being surveilled by the Bush Administration
- and the reason for such surveillance. This also throws new light on the claims by the Pentagon’s then-secret data
mining task force, "Able Danger," to have tracked lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta and at least four of the other 19 hijackers
beginning in January, 2000, when Atta actually did enter the country according to Daniel Hopsicker in his book, Welcome
to Terrorland. The FBI falsely claimed, and still falsely claims, that Atta did not enter the US until the summer of
2000, six months later. The likely reason for this intentional lie about when Atta first entered the country is what Atta
is known to have done while inside the US between January and the Summer of 2000. Hopsicker reveals that, among other activities,
Atta visited Portland, Maine, in March, 2000, and perhaps even earlier. An abiding "mystery" of the official cover story is
why Atta drove to Portland, Maine on September 10, the day before 9/11, and then flew from Portland to Boston early on the
morning of September 11. The answer to this "mystery," which the FBI clearly already knows, is the link between what Atta
was doing in Portland before the administration admits he was even in the country, as well as what he was doing there
the day before 9/11 and early on the morning of 9/11. This may all have something to do with the fact that the CIA reportedly
runs secret flights out of an airport in Portland, Maine, and that "rendition" detainees have said they were flown out of
the country on special jets after first stopping at Portland’s International Jet Port.
The FBI’s top bin Laden/al Qaeda hunter until shortly before 9/11, John O’Neill, "happened" to be at the same
hotel in the same town near Tarragona, Spain in mid-July 2001 just before lead hijacker Mohamed Atta and 9/11 plot
"coordinator" Ramzi Binalshibh. Some Bush administration officials now also believe that 9/11 "mastermind" Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
(KSM) met there for what the 9/11 Commission calls "the Final 9/11 Planning Meeting." This cannot be -and is not- a coincidence.
O’Neill, who was in close contact with German intelligence -recall that Atta led the "German cell" for the 9/11 attacks-
and Spanish intelligence, had clearly been alerted to the upcoming meeting and was at the hotel to surveil/tap/bug the room
where the meeting was about to be held. O’Neill and his agency, the Bush administration’s FBI, thus knew every
detail, or nearly every detail, of the planned 9/11 plot at least two months in advance.
Perhaps just as significantly,
European media reported that bin Laden was in an American hospital in Dubai incapacitated for surgery during precisely this
same mid-July, 2001, period of the Spanish "final 9/11 Planning Meeting." Reportedly, bin Laden was visited in the hospital
by the area’s then CIA station chief. The question naturally arises as to whether bin Laden was telephoned by Atta,
Binalshibh, and perhaps also KSM, or visa versa, while the latter were at the "Final 9/11 Planning Meeting" in the hotel that
O’Neill had pre-bugged. If so, then O’Neill, the FBI, and the highest levels of the Bush Administration -including
O’Neill’s then boss, Attorney General Ashcroft, who suddenly stopped flying commercial aircraft about this time-
knew not only every detail of the 9/11 plot as of that date, but almost certainly recorded all the key "outside" conspirators
plotting their "final plans" including possibly bin Laden himself, on tape - clearly another "Butterfield" tape to
be demanded by subpoena.
As noted above, on 9/11 itself the US military was conducting NORAD/Air Force emergency
response exercises on scenarios involving multiple hijacks, and the NRO was conducting an emergency response exercise on the
scenario of a plane crashing into one of the towers at its headquarters just outside Washington, D.C.
-many NRO personnel being from the Air Force and CIA. It is next to impossible for this to have been the
case unless the exercises, also referred to as war games, were intentionally scripted to mirror what had been learned
from the above-mentioned detailed advance intelligence. That is, the purpose of the war games held on 9/11 was to practice
how to defend against the very attacks that John O’Neill’s Tarragona meeting surveillance, the Pentagon’s
"Able Danger" data-mining tracking, and the FBI’s FISA-warrant-less surveillance of the "up to 20" ("19"?) suspected
al Qaeda terrorists had already revealed. You don’t practice something in a multi-million-dollar set of exercises that
you "can’t imagine." The date for the actual attacks -September 11- was then chosen to coincide with the Pentagon’s
exercises, which in turn mirrored the real attack plans (see below).
Perhaps the most burning data point to prove Bush
administration complicity in 9/11 is the fact that lead hijacker Mohamed Atta took to the mid-July "final 9/11 planning meeting"
in Spain the information that "the date has been set" (i.e. set by someone else other than Atta), and that
he, Atta, didn’t yet know it, but would "know it" in five to six weeks, or by late August, 2001.
Atta was clearly waiting to learn the date of "his own" attack. This last piece of the puzzle fell into place during the first
phase of Zacarias Moussaoui’s sentencing trial, in the 58-page transcript of 9/11"mastermind" Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s
interrogation "testimony" read into the trial record by the Bush administration prosecution. In this KSM transcript, it is
revealed that bin Laden and KSM "allowed Atta to choose" both the final targets for the attacks and the attack date."
From this, therefore, we know that neither bin Laden nor "mastermind" KSM nor "coordinator" Binalshibh set the September 11
attack date. However, from what Atta said to Binalshibh -and probably also KSM and even possibly bin Laden by phone link-
at the "Final Planning Meeting" in Spain, we also know that neither did Atta. Atta was waiting to
learn the date of his "own" attack five to six weeks after the mid-July "final 9/11 planning meeting," and
that date did not come from any of his al Qaeda superiors. It must be the case then, despite KSM’s claim that
he "let" Atta choose the date, that none of the top "outside" terrorist conspirators set the date for the
September 11 attacks, including Atta.
The key and central fact of the entire 9/11 plot is that the
attack date Atta was "waiting for" was the date of the Bush administration’s planned war games, which, in a
vicious circle, were scripted to mirror the content of Atta’s attack plan gleaned via advance intelligence obtained
from O’Neill’s surveillance of the "final planning meeting" near Tarragona, the Pentagon’s "Able Danger"
tracking of Atta, and the FBI’s warrantless surveillance of Atta and other of the about-to-be alleged hijackers. Atta
was thus the sole individual to whom the date the Bush administration finally chose for its war games - 9/11- was
leaked as soon as it was selected and he bought his one-way ticket as soon as he learned it, in late August, 2001, just as
he had predicted at the "final planning meeting." The No. 1 Bush administration conspirator, therefore, is whoever gave the
administration’s own war game scenario details and date -9/11- to Mohamed Atta.
Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Ahmed, then
head of Pakistan’s military intelligence agency ISI, is a prime suspect for the middleman who laundered this No. 1 Bush
administration conspirator’s insider war game information to Atta. On the morning of 9/11 he was having breakfast with
future CIA Director Porter J. Goss and Senator Bob Graham, who co-chaired the joint House/Senate "investigation" of the 9/11
attacks, and had met with CIA Director George Tenet and with top officials at the Pentagon, about to conduct the war games,
in the few days leading up to 9/11. He is most likely the person who was told the date and details of the Pentagon’s
emergency response exercises and communicated them, directly or via an intermediary, to Atta, as Ahmed also approved wiring
$100,000 to Atta shortly before 9/11. Atta then confirmed 9/11 as the date for the war games -which was the date of the attacks-
in his now-famous NSA-intercepted call with KSM of September 10, in which he related "The Match is about to begin. Zero hour
is tomorrow." "Match" is a way of saying "exercise" or "war game." This critical September 10 intercept, by the way, was almost
certainly made without an advance FISA warrant, putting the lie to now CIA Director and then NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden’s
patently false claim that the "first" warrantless taps were initiated in defensive response to 9/11, and thus came after
Another abiding "mystery" of September 11 is why Gen. Eberhart, the commander of NORAD on 9/11, claimed
to the 9/11 Commission that on the morning of 9/11 NORAD was conducting, among others, a preplanned "Soviet-era" emergency
response exercise in which US fighter jets were to defend against Russian nuclear bombers. After all,
the Soviet Union had ceased to exist ten years before. He didn’t say "Russian," he said "Soviet." This is very
strange until one discovers that, despite repeated official and media claims that September 11 was "completely unique" and
that the skies over America had "never before" been cleared of all commercial and private civilian aircraft, NORAD had conducted
another emergency response exercise 40 years earlier, which completely cleared the skies over the mainland US. This was on
October 14, 1961, in a war game called "Sky Shield II," which was based on a scenario of how to defend against an air attack
by Soviet bombers on New York City. The main difference between the 1961 exercise and September
11 is that the clearing of the skies was announced in advance to the public in "Sky Shield." This original Soviet-era exercise,
which included 1,800 US and 15 Canadian military planes and was billed as "the greatest exercise ever conducted by Western
air-defense forces," is mentioned in the Air Force’s own account of the events of September 11, Air War Over America.
In fact, Gen. Larry Arnold, NORAD’s commander for the continental US on 9/11 directly under Eberhart who finally ordered
interceptor jets scrambled to belatedly meet the hijack threat, made a point of including the eerily similar 1961 Air Force
war game in the book. Not only did both the 1961 and September 11 NORAD "Soviet-era" war game scenarios include attacks on
New York City; in the 1961 exercise, US military planes played the role of Soviet attack bombers. That is, the US military
pre-scripted both the defense and the "attack" by its own planes pretending to be Soviet aircraft. If Gen. Eberhart’s
testimony to the 9/11 Commission is correct, NORAD may have been conducting a "Soviet-era" exercise much like the one in 1961,
In this light, it is significant that mainstream press stories contain intriguing reports that point to the
possibility that there were two American Airlines "Flight 11s," leaving from two different gates at Boston Logan
airport within a few minutes of one another on 9/11, as well as emerging evidence of other of the hijacked 9/11 flight numbers
possibly being "twinned," or duplicated. The question thus naturally arises, were these "twin" planes
US military planes "playing" hijacked airliner "attackers," similar to the 1961 scenario except substituting commandeered
airliners for Soviet bombers? And could the 9/11 exercise have included a "trigger" event to clear the skies over the mainland
US so that a realistic test of US air defenses could be conducted without interference from the thousands of civilian aircraft
normally in the air?
Key quotes from New York Times articles during the 1961 NORAD exercise are eerily similar
to stories appearing on 9/11 [text in parentheses and italics added]: "It is not so much the fear of collisions with
military aircraft that has caused civilian planes to be ordered out of the skies, as it is the knowledge that inadequate
[civilian FAA] electronic flight controls will be available during the exercise to guide them. Strategic Air Command (SAC)
bombers, playing the role of the marauding forces, will seek to foul communications and radar. They will drop tinsel-like
pieces of metal called "chaff" overhead [like the myriad small pieces of metal scrap found on the Pentagon lawn and Shanksville,
Pennsylvania "crash" site on 9/11?]...that will throw radarscopes [including the FAA’s] into a confusion of false signals.";
"All the bomber missions were laid out ahead of time and fed into the NORAD computer"; "An automated shorthand running display
of the entire battle was provided at NORAD combat center and in similar centers at Strategic Air Command headquarters [where
President Bush was taken on 9/11] and in the Pentagon [which was attacked on 9/11]"; "A fight plan for every aircraft [private,
commercial and military] is fed into the computer’s memory beforehand. When a plane shows on the radarscope, a console
operator picks up an aluminum electronic gun, points it at the blip, and squeezes the trigger. That brings the flight to the
computer’s attention. If the flight [plan] is filed in its memory, the computer automatically replies, ’Yes, I
am aware of that [plane].’ It does this by marking the flight with an F for Friendly. While the computer compares the
flight with its memorized data, it marks the flight P for Pending. Finally, it may mark it H for Hostile. ’We have two
minutes to identify a flight [as Friendly] before we scramble [interceptor jets]...to make a visual identification of
an uncertain aircraft or to attack it.’; ’We do not train [in exercises like the 1961 ’Sky Shield II, or
on 9/11] with Hostile symbology [showing on screens]; therefore, the Strategic Air Command’s bombers playing the role
of the attacking [Soviet Russian] force [on October 14, 1961] were marked K, for Faker.’"; and "There are seventeen
units of Army Air Defense Artillery with ground-to-air anti-aircraft missiles near New York [in 1961; how many more were there
on 9/11, 40 years later, when none were used?]" The 1961 war game was directed by then NORAD commander Air Force Gen. Laurence
Sherman Kuter from his combat operations center at NORAD’s Colorado Springs headquarters, which in the mid-1960s moved
to Cheyenne Mountain, Gen. Eberhart’s command center on 9/11. It may also be significant that the Air Force’s
war games simulation center is at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, which Gen. Kuter had earlier commanded and where lead
9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta received training.
The Pentagon’s "Able Danger" data miners claim that "Department
of Defense lawyers"−almost certainly from the National Security Agency, then headed by Gen. Hayden, an officer in the
Air Force, the same service that planned the 9/11 war games- blocked planned meetings with the FBI at which they wanted to
tell the FBI that they had "tracked" Atta and other of the 9/11 hijackers prior to 9/11 and ask the FBI to initiate additional
surveillance on them. The fact that the FBI did initiate exactly such a surveillance of the "up to 20 Al Qaeda linked
terrorist suspects" before 9/11 is strong evidence that, despite its current claims to the contrary, the Pentagon’s
"Able Danger" team did communicate what they learned from tracking Atta and the others to the FBI before 9/11, and
that the FBI then initiated FISA-warrant-less surveillances of Atta and others subsequently ordered stopped by then Chief
FISA Court Judge Lamberth - all prior to 9/11. The fact that initially-suspected "20th 9/11 hijacker" Moussaoui officially
filed claims that he "and my brothers" were surveilled before 9/11 is further evidence that the FBI continued to
watch all or most of the 9/11 hijackers right up until the attacks, despite Lamberth’s order to cease and desist. FBI
Headquarters supervisors David Frasca and his deputy Maltbie refused 70 --seventy-- urgent requests by Moussaoui’s
FBI interrogator for either a FISA Court warrant or an "ordinary" criminal warrant to get into Moussaoui’s computer
and surveil anyone mentioned therein. Doing so would have clearly stopped the plot, as Moussaoui now claims to have personally
known 17 -almost all- of the alleged 19 hijackers.
In addition to all the evidence that
plane-impacts-plus-fire was the carefully planned cover story for the cause of collapse of WTC 1, 2 and 7, as well as the
west façade of the Pentagon, both of which were initially hit by inside-the-buildings bombs, not planes, the other overwhelming
line of evidence for 9/11 being an "Inside Job" is the anthrax attacks.
Any evidence linking 9/11 to the anthrax
letters --dated September 11 but sent in mid-October and only to Democratic leaders in Congress, no Republicans-- is direct
evidence of an inside job because that particular type of anthrax is known to have been of the highly controlled "Ames strain"
developed by the US Army at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, and at the University of Iowa in Ames, Iowa. It was also high-spore-count,
military-grade weaponized anthrax refined according to a trade secret reportedly held by William Patrick, former
Ft. Detrick bioweapons expert, mentor of Steven Hatfill, the only "person of interest" stalked by the FBI as a suspect in
the still "unsolved" anthrax case, and the close friend and colleague of Bush Administration bio-counterterrorism expert Jerry
Hauer, a signer of the PNAC manifesto calling for "a new Pearl Harbor."
On September 11, this same Jerry Hauer personally
delivered anti-anthrax Cipro to Vice President Cheney’s staff at the White House. Why? The conservative legal
watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a suit against Vice President Cheney and other Bush Administration officials demanding
to know why Cipro was delivered to the executive mansion --and only to the executive mansion-- on the day of the
attacks. So far the response has been deafening silence. On September 10, the day before 9/11, FEMA and other emergency response
personnel arrived in New York City for a counter-bioterrorism exercise called "Tripod II" claimed by the Bush administration
to have been scheduled to begin September 12. There is reason to believe that the bio-agent this drill was to practice defending
against was anthrax, as Jerry Hauer was also a major planner of the New York City exercise. And there is also a strong possibility
the true start date for the exercise was September 11, as many "exercise" personnel were already in place in New York City
on September 10. As the Air Force’s war game scenario had just "come to life" in real attacks on 9/11, were Hauer and
Cheney worried that the same thing might be about to happen with their counter-bioterrorism "exercise" Tripod II? Is this
why the anti-anthrax drug Cipro was distributed to the White House, "just in case"? If so, it would be strong evidence
that Tripod II was on the scenario of defending New York City against an anthrax attack. Was the "vector," or delivery vehicle,
for that emergency response exercise scenario anthrax attack to have been by air via hijacked plane(s)?
their book on bioterrorism, Germs, Judith Miller and William Broad claim, apparently from inside sources, that Ramzi
Yousef’s plans for the first World Trade Center attack in 1993 included explosively pushing large quantities of cyanide
out into New York City. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the "mastermind" of 9/11, is Ramzi Yousef’s uncle. Finally, former New
York City mayor Rudolf Giuliani testified to the 9/11 Commission that when WTC7, the location of his emergency operations
center, collapsed on 9/11, he moved those operations to the command and control center set up on Pier 92 for the "Tripod II"
bio-terrorism exercise and that it worked even better than the original. Giuliani told the 9/11 Commission, "The reason Pier
92 was selected as a command center was because on the next day, on September 12, Pier 92 was going to have a drill. It had
hundreds of people there - from FEMA, from the Federal Government, from the State [Dept.], from the [New York] State Emergency
Management Office- and they were getting ready for a drill for biochemical attack. So that was going be the place they were
going to have the drill. The equipment was already there, so we were able to establish a command center there that was two
and a half to three times bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center. And it was from there
that the rest of the (9/11 and subsequent) search and rescue effort was completed."
US military, not al Qaeda, had the access to plant explosives inside its own most heavily defended world headquarters, the
Pentagon. The US military, not al Qaeda, had the access to plant the explosives Willy Rodriguez heard and felt go off deep
in the sub-basement of the World Trade Center. The US military, not al Qaeda, had the sustained access weeks before 9/11 to
also plant controlled demolition charges throughout the superstructures of WTC 1 and WTC2, and in WTC7, which brought down
all three buildings on 9/11. The US military, not al Qaeda, had access to the sulfur-enhanced military-grade thermite (thermate)
detected in the sub-basement levels of the WTC needed to melt the steel found molten there weeks later. The US military, not
al Qaeda, would have chosen the least populated and most reinforced section of the Pentagon -its newly upgraded west wedge-
to strike, minimizing casualties. Real terrorists would have maximized them. A US military plane, not one piloted by al Qaeda,
performed the highly skilled, high-speed 270-degree dive towards the Pentagon that Air Traffic Controllers on 9/11 were sure
was a military plane as they watched it on their screens. Only a military aircraft, not a civilian plane flown by al Qaeda,
would have given off the "Friendly" signal needed to disable the Pentagon’s anti-aircraft missile batteries as it approached
the building. Only the US military, not al Qaeda, had the ability to break all of its Standard Operating Procedures to paralyze
its own emergency response system. Only the US military, not al Qaeda, had access to the weaponized, military-grade US Army
"Ames strain’ anthrax contained in letters mailed only to Democratic Congressional leaders. It is absurd to believe
that al Qaeda would target only Democrats, especially as the US leadership at the time of 9/11 was Republican. When he received
the anthrax letter dated September 11, then Senate Democratic leader Thomas Daschle was calling for a Congressional investigation
of 9/11 and had already been warned off from "looking too closely at" 9/11 by both President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
When he received his anthrax letter, another Democratic leader, Senator Patrick Leahy, was leading the Congressional resistance
to the PATRIOT Act, the assault on Americans’ privacy and civil liberties justified by "al Qaeda’s" attack,
clearly drafted by the Bush Administration before 9/11 and "in the can" awaiting its "trigger event."
who in the US military chain of command and US civilian leadership are among the prime suspects for these acts of High Treason?
First and foremost are the signers of the pre-9/11 Project for a New American Century (PNAC) manifesto calling for "a new
Pearl Harbor" to catalyze its global domination agenda, including Vice President Dick Cheney; Secretary of Defense Donald
Rumsfeld; then Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz; Richard Perle, then head of Secretary Rumsfeld’s Defense
Policy Board; Jerry Hauer, the federal government’s top bio-terrorism expert who took anti-anthrax Cipro to the White
House on 9/11; Gary Bauer, the right-wing ’family values’ zealot who ’happened’ to be one of the ’witnesses’
who immediately claimed publicly to have seen ’Flight 77 hit the Pentagon’, proven by the evidence to be a physical
impossibility; and then National Security Council Middle East adviser Zalmay Khalizad, soon to be the first US Ambassador
to Afghanistan after 9/11 and now US Ambassador to Iraq -- the very two countries whose invasions are rationalized as retaliation
for the 9/11 attacks. During the Cold War, Khalizad was a liaison to then CIA "bag man" Osama bin Laden in the CIA’s
covert war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, the crucible from which al Qaeda emerged.
Another key suspect is Air
Force General William Hayden, now Director of the CIA and then head of the National Security Agency (NSA), which tapped the
calls of lead hijacker Mohamed Atta and 9/11 "mastermind" Khalid Sheikh Mohammed the day before 9/11, and surely
on many other occasions before 9/11 as well - all almost certainly without FISA warrants as required by law. These pre-9/11
warrant-less NSA taps put the lie to President Bush’s claim that he initiated the program of warrant-less NSA taps of
al Qaeda suspects because of -and thus only after- 9/11. Yet another key suspect is Army Lieutenant General William "Jerry"
Boykin, the radical Christian fundamentalist Special Operations commando recently proposed to head the Army’s Special
Operations Command. Yet another is the Pentagon’s POP2 office, reportedly to plan and script "false flag" operations
- attacks orchestrated by the US military but made to appear perpetrated by an outside enemy to justify US military "retaliation."
Yet another suspect is Defense Intelligence Agency Iran expert Lawrence "Larry" Franklin, who was "loaned" to Perle and Wolfowitz’s
neocon associate Douglas Feith and arrested for passing national security secrets to Israeli operatives at the American-Israel
Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Franklin also was and is an officer in the Air Force reserves, which directed NORAD’s
"Vigilant Guardian/Vigilant Warrior" war game exercises on 9/11.
Scrutiny should also be leveled at the scriptwriters
for the NORAD and NRO emergency response exercises planned for and held on 9/11, especially members of their lead "White Teams,"
which set the content and then oversee both "Red Team attackers" and "Blue Team defenders" on the actual day of an exercise,
in this case on 9/11 itself. And every one of the as-yet-to-be-identified "top Pentagon officials" who the day before 9/11,
according to Newsweek, suddenly cancelled their already-booked flights for September 11. Also
National Military Command Center (NMCC) commander Brig. Gen. Montague Winfield, who on that same day, September 10, asked
his deputy, Navy Capt. Charles Leidig to take over for him the next morning between 8:30 and 10:30 - precisely the time window
of the "game" whose details and date had been given to Atta. Further investigation should be directed at the (government)
"agency" the 9/11 Commission revealed, without identifying it by name, took out the vast majority of the put options on American
Airlines, United Airlines, Boeing and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in the few days before 9/11. Also, Michael Chertoff, US Attorney
for the District of New Jersey during the first 1993 attack on the World Trade Center who, as a private attorney, represented
Egyptian-born US resident Magdy Elamir, under investigation for illegally diverting millions of dollars and whose brother,
Mohammed Elamir, funded arms smugglers linked to al Qaeda. Significantly, Mohamed Atta’s name in
his country of birth, Egypt, was also Mohamed Elamir. In other words, the very man President Bush put in charge of
the entire 9/11 "investigation" and who is now Director of Homeland Security --the top official charged with defending
the US mainland from an attack by al Qaeda-- may have been directly involved with Al Qaeda and even with Mohamed Atta himself.
And FBI headquarters supervisor David Frasca and his deputy Michael Maltbie, who ignored 70 pleas by Zacarias Moussaoui’s
FBI interrogator to let him investigate the contents of Moussaoui’s computer before 9/11. Attention should also be directed
to Phillip Zelikow, NSC adviser along with Zalmay Khalizad to then NSC Adviser Condoleezza Rice before and on 9/11. Zelikow
both orchestrated The 9/11 Commission Report cover up of the administration’s inside job and, at Rice’s
personal request, rewrote the Bush administration’s official national strategic plan draft to better match the global
domination agenda of the pre-9/11 PNAC manifesto.
These are just some of the names being knitted into the scroll of
the September 11 Truth Revolution.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) timeline document "Executive Summary Chronology of a Multiple Hijacking Crisis,
September 11, 2001."
Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller interview with Denmark Radio P3, September 12, 2001, 6:15 am Denmark time. "...I
saw smoke and fire rising from the Pentagon at 9:32...My first impression was that a bomb had been detonated at the Pentagon."
The audio of this radio interview is in the 9/11 video documentary "Bomberne som Forsvandt" by Danish researcher Henrik Melvang,
available at www.unmask.dk and at www.bombsinsidewtc.dk. See also 9/11 timeline by European researcher Jose Garcia in Reality, Truth and Evil Facts, Questions and Perspectives
on September 11, 2001, Temple Lodge Publications, 2005.
9/11 -- Coup Against America: The Pentagon Analysis, compilation of Pentagon eyewitness reports, photos and analyses
with hundreds of references, by Pete Tiradera, 2006, available from email@example.com.
Pentagon eyewitness Don Perkal to MSNBC: "Even before stepping outside, I could smell the cordite. I knew explosives had
gone off somewhere." Also eyewitness account of AmTrak electrical engineer Samuel Danner who was at the site and said he smelled
cordite (American Free Press, July 7, 2006, reporting based on audio report by Republic Broadcasting Network, summary at http://www.total911.info/2006/07/pentagon-eyewitness-ids-global-hawk.html).
Author interview with former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict,
Monterey, California; summary posted on Naval Postgraduate School web site www.nps.navy.mil, subsequently changed to www.nps.edu. Article no longer posted; hard copy available from the author.
Videotaped testimony of William ("Willy") Rodriguez, former World Trade Center janitor and the last person to leave the
WTC alive on September 11, in the 9/11 documentary "Loose Change," second edition", text in parentheses added: "All of a sudden
we hear ’Boom!’ in the basement. I thought it was a generator that blew up, and I said to myself, ’Oh, my
God, I think it was a generator. And I was going to verbalize it, and when I finished saying that in my mind I heard (another,
second) ’Boom!’ right on the top (above), pretty far away. And so it was a difference (in space and time) between
coming from the basement and coming from the top...and a person comes running into the office (in the first basement level,
from a deeper basement level) saying ’Explosion!’...and he said ’(it was from) The elevators!’ And
there were many (deep basement WTC1) explosions."
"Agency (NRO) Planned Exercise on September 11 Built Around a Plane Crashing into a Building," Associated Press, August
22, 2002; by Jonathan Lumpkin; "They Scrambled Jets, but It was a Race They Couldn’t Win," Syracuse Post-Standard,
January 20, 2002, by Hart Seely; "Rome Staff’s Efforts on 9/11 Earn Praise, Commission Says Military Did the Best It
Could with the Information It Had," Syracuse Post-Standard, June 18, 2004, by Hart Seely; Complete 9/11 Military
Exercises Timeline, Cooperative Research, at http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete_911_timeline&before−9/11 =militaryExercises; Crossing the Rubicon, by Michael Ruppert, Chapter 19: "Wargames and High Tech: Paralyzing the System to Pull
Off the Attacks" and Chapter 20: "Q&A: Many Asked, Some Answered -- and a Golden Moment," New Society Publishers, 2004.
In the Acknowledgements to Rubicon, p. xi, Ruppert credits the author with what he refers to as "the Holy Grail of
9/11 research" (p. 336): Thanks to Barbara Honegger, who kept hammering on the wargames until we all paid notice... you showed
me the most important lead I needed to put it all together."
"Detainee’s Suit Gains Support from Jet’s Log," New York Times, March 30, 2005, p. A1. Key excerpt,
text in parentheses added: "Mr. Arar (a "rendered" detainee) says he followed the (Gulfstream jet) plane’s movements
on a map displayed on a video screen (inside the plane), watching it as he traveled to Dulles Airport outside Washington,
to a Maine Airport he believed was in Portland (Maine), to Rome, and finally to Amman, Jordan, where he was blindfolded and
driven to Syria." Though the FAA claims its records show a plane on that date making the other stops but landing in Bangor,
not Portland, Maine, the detainee’s account may be accurate, as only Portland’s airport is labeled an "International
Jet Port," specializing in landings and takeoffs of just such private, corporate and government jets.
Ironically, at the final hearing of the Kean Commission, where its report was released to the press and public, commissioner
John Lehman responded to the question, What if anything remained unknown, by noting that the Commission still wasn’t
clear as to "how Atta chose the date for the attacks."
Summary interrogation of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, claimed "mastermind" of the September 11 attack plot, read into the Zacarias
Moussaoui sentencing trial record by the prosecution on March 27, 2006; the full text is part of the court proceedings transcript
for that date available through Exemplaris.com.
The 9/11 Commission Report, note 116, p. 458, at http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report.pdf. Key excerpt: "On 9/11, NORAD was scheduled to conduct a military exercise, Vigilant Guardian, which postulated a bomber
attack from the former Soviet Union."
Air War Over America: Sept. 11 Alters Face of Air Defense Mission, by Leslie Filson, US Air Force account of
the events of September 11, p. 66. Also "Civilian Planes to be Grounded 12 Hours Today in Defense Test," New York Times,
October 14, 1961, pp. 1 and 4; "Civilian Planes Halted 12 Hours in Defense Test: Joint Maneuvers Fill Air Over Canada and
US with Military Craft, Cities ’Hit’ by Bombers," New York Times, October 15, 1961, pp. 1 and 46; "Computer
is Key to Area Defense: Ever-Alert Device in (New) Jersey Joins in Air Exercises," New York Times, October 15, 1961,
p. 46; and "US-Canada Test of Air Defense Rated a Success: President Receives a Report on Maneuvers, Search is Pushed for
Missing B−52," New York Times, October 16, 1961, pp. 1 and 16.
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