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THE PENTAGON ATTACK PAPERS: THE TERROR CONSPIRACY

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  1. Source: http://physics911.net/pdf/honegger.pdf
  2.  
  3. THE PENTAGON ATTACK PAPERS
  4. Updated January 2011
  5. by
  6. Barbara Honegger
  7. Earlier edition Appendix to
  8. THE TERROR CONSPIRACY
  9. by Jim Marrs
  10. Barbara Honegger, M.S. is Senior Military Affairs Journalist with the Naval Postgraduate School
  11. (1995-present), DoD’s graduate science, technology, national security and homeland security
  12. research university. This White Paper, as all of the author’s research, publications and presentations
  13. on September 11th, are in her capacity as a private citizen and do not imply official endorsement.
  14. The author served as Special Assistant to the Assistant to the President and White House Policy
  15. Analyst (1981-83); was the pioneering Irangate author and whistleblower on the October Surprise
  16. (October Surprise, Tudor, 1989); was featured in the Iran-Contra expose documentary “Cover-Up”;
  17. and was called as an investigator-witness at both the October 23, 2004 and August 27, 2005
  18. Los Angeles Citizens 9/11 Grand Jury hearings held at Patriotic Hall in Los Angeles, Calif.
  19. Much of the information and analysis contained in this evidence and analysis summary was
  20. presented at the L.A. Grand Juries and at numerous 9/11 Truth conferences throughout the US.
  21. World 9/11 Truth authority Prof. David Ray Griffin has included the core finding of this white paper
  22. – evidence for inside-the-building explosives at the Pentagon on 9/11 paralleling the alreadywell-
  23. known inside-the building explosives at the WTC in New York – in his latest and most
  24. definitive book on the September 11th attacks, The New Pearl Harbor Revisited (Chapter 2,
  25. ‘Reports of Bombs’). In a previous book, Prof. Griffin said that any serious reinvestigation of 9/11
  26. should include the information and analysis contained in this White Paper. Honegger’s two-hour
  27. under-oath videotaped interview/testimony of key Pentagon eyewitness April Gallop, cited in the
  28. below, provided the basis for a critical 9/11 lawsuit filed in Manhattan on Dec. 15, 2008.
  29. The San Francisco Chronicle commemorated the 100th anniversary of
  30. the Great California 1906 Earthquake with front-page articles featuring a single
  31. iconic image -- a charred clock frozen in time at 5:12 a.m. -- the exact moment
  32. “The Big One” hit.1 Over a century after that devastating event, this stopped clock
  33. still serves as the ultimate evidence and the historic icon that “captures it all.”
  34. Another series of clocks and watches frozen in time at the exact moment
  35. of the first violent event at the Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 also
  36. “capture it all” and serve as the ultimate evidence shattering the official theory
  37. of what happened there that terrible morning – and narrows the range of who
  38. was really responsible for the horrific acts.
  39. Converging Lines of Evidence of a 9:30-to-9:32 a.m. Inside Violent Event
  40. at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 well before the Official Story says
  41. anything approached and hit the building
  42. The Pentagon was first attacked shortly after 9:30 a.m. – almost
  43. 8 minutes before the official ‘impact’ time of 9:37:46, when the Official
  44. Conspiracy Theory (OCT) says a plane hit the building from the outside.
  45. Both DoD and mainstream media initially reported the time of the
  46. alleged Flight 77 impact similarly, as “about 9:30”, but government censors
  47. quickly began moving the alleged outside strike time later and later.1B
  48. Some early reports of the alleged impact time quoting official sources were
  49. as late as 10:00. The time given by Pentagon officials for the claimed outside
  50. impact on the building finally “settled” at 9:37:47, or almost 9:38.
  51. Multiple standard-issue battery- and electric-operated wall clocks
  52. in the heliport just outside the west wall and in the inside areas of
  53. the Pentagon attacked on 9/11 were stopped between 9:30 and 9:32.
  54. as a result of the first violent event
  55. The Navy, itself part of ‘the Pentagon’, posted a photo of a Pentagon
  56. wall clock stopped at 9:31:40 on one of its official websites; and the Pentagon
  57. wall clock chosen for the national 9/11 exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution
  58. was stopped at 9:31:30.2 These are just some of the west-section Pentagon
  59. clocks that were stopped shortly after 9:30 on Sept. 11, 2001.
  60. In addition, April Gallop’s wrist watch was stopped “just after 9:30”
  61. April Gallop, an Army employee with a Top Secret clearance
  62. specializing in the declassification of documents was at her desk in the
  63. Army area in the west section of the Pentagon on 9/11, the part of the
  64. building most heavily destroyed and with the most casualties, when what
  65. she said sounded and felt “like a bomb” went off, soon followed by a
  66. second explosion. According to the Pentagon’s own building performance
  67. report researched and completed in the wake of the attacks, Gallop’s desk
  68. was approx. 30 feet from the alleged inside trajectory of the alleged
  69. impactor plane.
  70. “Being in the Army with the training I had, I know what a bomb
  71. sounds and acts like, especially the aftermath, and it sounded and acted like
  72. a bomb,” Gallop told the author in an under-oath videotaped interview.2A
  73. “There was no plane or plane parts inside the building, and no smell of jet
  74. fuel.” In those two hours of under-oath videotaped testimony, Gallop states
  75. that the explosion went off at the precise instant that she hit the ‘power on’
  76. button on her computer in the Army area, to which she had just returned
  77. that morning after some months of pregnancy and childbirth leave, and
  78. that the first explosion stopped her wrist watch “just after 9:30 a.m.” 2B
  79. She has kept the stopped wrist watch in a safe deposit box as evidence
  80. of the exact moment of the initial Pentagon explosion. (Significantly,
  81. one of the witnesses to an inside-the-building explosion going off at the
  82. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City separate from the well known
  83. outside Ryder truck bomb, Jane Graham, went on record to host Bonnie
  84. Faulkner in a Pacifica KPFA radio interview that the moment she also
  85. pressed the on button on her computer at her desk inside the building,
  86. an internal explosion went off.2C The parallel inside-bomb-with-outsideattack-
  87. cover-story modus operandi of the Murrah Building and Pentagon
  88. attacks point to the same inside perpetrators as being responsible for the
  89. planning and execution of both.)
  90. The huge explosion and massive damage experienced by Gallop
  91. at/by her desk inside the west section only about 30 feet from the alleged
  92. ‘entrance’ hole of the claimed impactor, combined with the fact that the
  93. Pentagon's thick west outer wall had just been fortified to withstand
  94. damage from an external bomb and/or external impactor, make it almost
  95. certain that the explosion and internal damage experienced by Gallop
  96. and other witnesses came -- at least first -- from inside, not outside,
  97. the building.
  98. Some 9/11 researchers, notably Jim Hoffman, have studied the
  99. evidence surrounding the Pentagon attack and, though acknowledging
  100. evidence for an explosion not explained by a plane impact or resultant
  101. jet fuel combustion, nevertheless claim a Boeing 757 or similarly sized
  102. aircraft probably hit the building, based predominantly on witnesses
  103. who say they saw a large plane approach and impact the west wedge.
  104. For such witnesses to believe the incoming plane hit the building,
  105. however, the large smoke cloud could not have already been billowing
  106. up and above the Pentagon; had it been, they would have known it was
  107. due to some other, prior cause. Thus, if the early 9:30-9:32 inside
  108. explosions were the cause of the fireball and smoke cloud, any plane
  109. that witnesses saw approaching and believed hit the building had to
  110. have approached near-simultaneously with the cause of the cloud,
  111. or just after 9:30 -- no where close to the 9:37:46 official story alleged
  112. impact time.
  113. Other 9/11 researchers, notably the Citizens Investigation Team
  114. (CIT), assume as fact the author’s original finding that inside-the-building
  115. explosion(s) caused the fireball and billowing black smoke cloud which
  116. only some of the CIT witnesses say they saw immediately after a large
  117. plane passed to the north of the Citgo gas station, contrary to the official
  118. story which claims a plane hit the light poles while approaching south of
  119. the Citgo station. But CIT’s witnesses for the north-of-the-station path
  120. don’t give a time for the plane’s approach, and CIT’s website and videos
  121. assume that time to be just before the official story alleged impact time
  122. of 9:37:46. But this is almost certainly not the case. If the internal
  123. explosion causing the fireball and smoke cloud happened just after 9:30,
  124. as compellingly supported by the evidence here, so also must have the
  125. approach of the plane that CIT’s witnesses saw to the north of the Citgo
  126. station -- not at the much later official impact time of almost 9:38.
  127. It is important here to note that internal explosion(s) between 9:30
  128. and 9:32 a.m. on the first and/or second floors of the west wedge of the
  129. Pentagon are not inconsistent with there possibly having also been a
  130. near-simultaneous and/or later impact by some airborne object much
  131. smaller than a 757/Flight 77 -- a piloted plane, an unmanned drone, or
  132. a missile -- into the same or a nearby section of the building. Indeed,
  133. if a heat-seeking missile hit the building following the explosion(s),
  134. the heat from the earlier explosion(s) would have become the target
  135. for the missile. (See below for reports that A-3 Sky Warrior planes
  136. were retrofitted shortly before 9/11 enabling them to be remotely
  137. controlled, and fitted with missiles.) More specifically, if a missile
  138. approached along the south-of-the-Citgo-station “light pole” path and
  139. hit the west side heat target where the explosives had already gone off
  140. just as the plane CIT’s witnesses saw approach along the north-of-thestation
  141. path overflew the building through the smoke cloud, it would
  142. explain why some of CIT’s witnesses believed the plane caused the
  143. impact noise actually caused by the simultaneously-hitting missile.
  144. As further evidence of internal explosions at the Pentagon on 9/11,
  145. survivor witnesses from inside the west section reported that the blast
  146. caused its newly-hardened windows to first expand outwards, and then
  147. inwards, consistent with an internal-explosion-caused pressure wave.7
  148. And the outermost columns closest to where the official story says the
  149. right wing of a 757 crashed into the building appear to be blown up and
  150. out from the inside, not inward, in photos.
  151. Multiple witnesses also said they smelled cordite after the initial
  152. explosion at the Pentagon, an explosive which has a distinct and very
  153. different smell from that of burning jet fuel, which would have been
  154. the smell if Flight 77 had hit and entered the building. And, as already
  155. noted, Gallop said there was no smell of jet fuel inside the most-damaged
  156. section of the West wedge, where she worked in the Army area, shortly
  157. after the first violent event that stopped her watch there just after 9:30.
  158. Pentagon eyewitness Don Perkal stated to MSNBC, “Even before stepping
  159. outside, I could smell the cordite. I knew explosives had been set off
  160. somewhere.” Witness Gilah Goldsmith reported, “We saw a huge
  161. black cloud of smoke. It smelled like cordite, or gun smoke.” And witness
  162. Samuel Danner, an AmTrak electrical engineer, was at the site and said
  163. he smelled cordite.8 Cordite N -- which consists of the main explosive
  164. compounds nitroguanidine, nitrocellulose, and nitroglycerin -- is coolburning
  165. and produces little smoke and no flash but, like other explosives,
  166. produces a strong detonation shock wave. Several witnesses also reported
  167. seeing a bright silvery flash, which is inconsistent with either jet fuel
  168. combustion from a plane impact, which produces a bright yellow not a
  169. white or silvery fireball, or with cordite explosions which are not
  170. accompanied by a flash.
  171. Even Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld told Sam Donaldson in an
  172. ABC News interview shortly after 9/11 that his first thought, being in
  173. the building when the initial attack happened, was that a bomb had gone
  174. off. Donaldson asked, “What did you think it was?” Rumsfeld replied,
  175. “A bomb?”
  176. The author also interviewed the taxi driver whose cab is the only
  177. car visible still parked on I-395 above the Pentagon lawn looking down
  178. at the west face after the other cars have left the freeway (not Lloyd
  179. England). This taxi can be seen in overhead photos taken on the morning
  180. of 9/11 and viewable on the Internet. The driver said his was the last car
  181. allowed onto that section of I-395 before police put up a barricade and
  182. that he decided not to immediately leave the scene like the others “because
  183. I realized this was history and I wanted to see for myself.” He stated that
  184. he saw no evidence of a plane having hit the building nor any visible plane
  185. pieces on the lawn at the time he arrived, which was after the first violent
  186. event had occurred at the building, as black smoke was already streaming
  187. up and to the right from inside-the-building fires. The taxi cab driver drew
  188. a diagram of what he saw that morning while overlooking the Pentagon’s
  189. west face from I-395, which the author has retained.
  190. The author has interviewed an Army auditor from Ft. Monmouth,
  191. New Jersey, who was on temporary duty assignment at the Pentagon before,
  192. on and after 9/11. He was in the Army financial management spaces only
  193. minutes before the Pentagon explosion on the morning of 9/11. He had just
  194. returned to his temporary office on the ground floor of the adjacent south
  195. side of the Pentagon by the cafeteria when he heard an explosion and felt the
  196. building shake. Immediately afterwards, he said, hundreds of panicked
  197. Pentagon personnel ran by him down the corridor just outside his office
  198. and out the South Entrance, yelling “Bombs!” and “A bomb went off!”
  199. The witness has requested that his name not be used in this evidence
  200. summary, but is willing to testify to a grand jury or independent official
  201. investigation; his name and contact information have been provided to
  202. Prof. David Ray Griffin as bona fides for the ‘Reports of Bombs’ section
  203. of the chapter on the Pentagon attack, Chapter 2, in Griffin’s book
  204. The New Pearl Harbor Revisited, as has the two-hour under-oath testimony
  205. interview with April Gallop.
  206. This Army financial management/audit area was part of or contiguous
  207. to the Army personnel office, and this general Army administrative area was
  208. one of the two west wedge functions most heavily damaged and with the
  209. greatest number of fatalities in the Pentagon attack -- the other being the
  210. Naval Command Center, more of which below. The day before 9/11, on
  211. September 10, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld had publicly announced and
  212. acknowledged that the Pentagon was “missing” – that it allegedly could
  213. not account for and needed to “find” -- $2.3 Trillion dollars (other reports
  214. have put the amount at $2.6 Trillion). Were some of the auditors who
  215. could “follow the money” -- and the computers whose data mining could
  216. help them do it -- intentionally targeted by the inside-the-building explosions
  217. at the Pentagon on September 11th ? In his books, Professor Griffin states
  218. that this possibility, first suggested based on publicly known circumstantial
  219. evidence by the author, deserves serious investigation. It is worth noting
  220. that the Pentagon’s top financial officer leading up to and at the time of
  221. the attacks, Dov Zakheim, who also acknowledged the “missing” Trillions,
  222. had a company specializing in aircraft remote-control technology. As some
  223. analyses claim a part found in the Pentagon wreckage is the front-hub
  224. assembly of the front compressor of a JT8D turbojet engine used in the
  225. A-3 Sky Warrior jet fighter,5 and as Air Force A-3 Sky Warriors -- normally
  226. piloted planes -- were reportedly secretly retrofitted into remote-controlled
  227. drones and fitted with missiles in a highly-compartmented operation at
  228. an airport near Ft. Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport in Colorado in
  229. the months before 9/11,6 the question further arises as to whether Pentagon
  230. auditors trying to “follow the money” and their computerized databases
  231. were intentionally targeted by inside-the-building explosives on 9/11,
  232. with a plane impact as the preplanned cover story.
  233. Once it is realized that the real story at the Pentagon – as at the WTC
  234. in New York City – is inside explosives, the possibility that specific offices,
  235. functions or even individuals were targeted to be ‘taken out’ becomes very
  236. real, whereas the cover story that a Boeing 757 hit the building immediately
  237. leads to the assumption -- probably desired by the real perpetrators -- that
  238. any specific deaths and destruction were random.
  239. The Ft. Monmouth Army auditor and his two colleagues were also
  240. eyewitnesses to multiple teams of bomb-sniffing dogs and their K-9 handlers
  241. in camouflage uniform at the Pentagon metro station just outside the
  242. building at approximately 7:30 am on Sept. 11. He said that canine bomb
  243. squads had not been at the Pentagon metro stop before 9/11, or since, but
  244. only that day. Since K-9 dog squads don’t search for airliners, but bombs,
  245. some kind of an explosives attack was apparently anticipated. Ms. Gallop
  246. said she also saw the bomb-sniffing K-9 teams that morning, from the top
  247. of the Pentagon Metro stop looking down. (A possible explanation for
  248. the dogs could be advance security for President Bush’s anticipated arrival
  249. at the Pentagon heliport, then scheduled for later that afternoon at
  250. approximately 12:30 p.m.)
  251. As mentioned above, in addition to the Army administrative area,
  252. the second most-destroyed area of the Pentagon on 9/11 was the Naval
  253. Command Center (NCC). The Official Conspiracy Theory contained in
  254. the 9/11 Commission Report and repeated by the mainstream media holds
  255. that 44 Naval Command Center personnel were physically present in that
  256. space on the morning of 9/11, and that 43 of the 44 died. The author,
  257. however, was told a very different story by the top military officer in charge
  258. of the Navy Anti-Terrorism Division in the NCC on the morning of 9/11,
  259. Coast Guard Reserve Rear Adm. Jeffrey Hathaway.6A After the attack
  260. on the U.S.S. Cole in Aden Harbor in Yemen, Hathaway was put in charge
  261. of Navy anti-terrorism force protection and was temporarily assigned to
  262. the NCC before the attacks. Upon the author telling Hathaway that the
  263. reported sole survivor of the Naval Command Center on 9/11 was Navy
  264. Lt. Kevin Shaeffer, Adm. Hathaway immediately responded that that
  265. wasn’t the whole story, and that a secret 19-or-so-person intelligence cell
  266. were in a hardened room at the NCC that morning and all also survived
  267. the attack. Given that everyone officially present in the Naval Command
  268. Center, except for Shaeffer, reportedly died – by far the greatest
  269. acknowledged fatalities-per-capita of any section of the Pentagon – the
  270. possibility again immediately presents itself that this secret intelligence
  271. cell was intentionally targeted by the internal explosives. The author has
  272. queried Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer -- author of the expose
  273. book Operation Dark Heart censored by the Defense Intelligence Agency
  274. (DIA), a key operative in the pre-9/11 Special Operations Command
  275. (SOCOM) “Able Danger” intelligence analysis group that identified
  276. two of the three ‘Al Qaeda’ cells allegedly responsible for the 9/11 attacks
  277. including ‘ringleader’ Mohammed Atta over a year before 9/11 -- as to
  278. whether this Naval Command Center intelligence cell potentially targeted
  279. by the inside-the-building explosives was part of ‘Able Danger’ despite the
  280. fact that the operation was reportedly shut down the Rumsfeld Pentagon
  281. immediately after Bush and Cheney took control of the White House in Jan.
  282. 2001. He said that to his knowledge it was not. (Shaffer said he is no
  283. known immediate relation to the Official Theory Naval Command Center
  284. alleged sole survivor Lt. Kevin Shaeffer, who, following months of surgery
  285. and physical therapy after sustaining 60% burns from the attacks was then
  286. hired as the key staff member on the critical 9/11 Commission subgroup
  287. “investigating” DoD’s (non)response which censored not only “Able
  288. Danger” but the Pentagon’s inside-the-building explosions as well as
  289. NORAD’s hijack-scenario counter-terrorism exercises being conducted on
  290. the morning of 9/11.
  291. The author also interviewed a Navy public affairs officer assigned
  292. to the Naval Command Center before and on 9/11, Lt. Cmdr. David
  293. Nunally. This officer was not in the building that morning, having been
  294. temporarily assigned elsewhere, but was quickly called back after the attacks
  295. and assigned to be the deputy public affairs officer at the underground
  296. “back-up Pentagon” location in Pennsylvania near the Maryland border,
  297. called Site R. Lt. Cmdr. Nunnally said that Deputy Secretary of Defense
  298. Paul Wolfowitz and later Vice President Cheney were flown to the Site R
  299. underground bunker as a result of Richard Clarke’s official declaration
  300. of “Continuity of Government/Continuity of Operations” (COG/COOP)
  301. on the morning of 9/11. This is confirmed in Clarke’s book, Against
  302. All Enemies, which reports that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld chose
  303. Wolfowitz to be the designated COG/COOP official at Site R in his stead.
  304. Perhaps significantly, the ‘crash’ site of Flight 93 is not far from Site R
  305. and Camp David, which early reports on the morning of 9/11, presumably
  306. taken from official sources, said may have been the flight’s intended target
  307. (the Official Theory claims the believed Flight 93 target was the Capitol
  308. bldg.), whose surrounding airspace, like that around Washington, D.C.,
  309. is a standing shoot down area. Additional information about Site R, on
  310. and after 9/11, can be found in James Bamford’s book, A Pretext for War.
  311. The author has interviewed the then Acting Assistant Secretary of
  312. Defense for Special Operations on 9/11, Robert Andrews, the top civilian
  313. official then in charge of special operations under Secretary of Defense
  314. Rumsfeld and a former Green Beret whose office was on the second floor
  315. of the south section of the Pentagon, adjacent to the west section. Perhaps
  316. significantly, the pre-9/11 Al Qaeda-tracking and data-mining operation
  317. ‘Able Danger’ was under the Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
  318. While drawing the path that he took that morning on a sketch of
  319. the Pentagon for the author, Mr. Andrews revealed the following:
  320. Immediately after the second World Trade Center attack of 9:03,
  321. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld left his office on the Potomac side of
  322. the Pentagon and went (merely) across the hall on the same floor to his
  323. Executive Support Center (ESC), which is set up for teleconferencing.
  324. There, he joined the now-famous teleconference of top government
  325. officials run by White House NSC counterterrorism ‘czar’ Richard Clarke
  326. out of the White House Situation Room area media room. Clarke, in his
  327. book Against All Enemies, confirms that Rumsfeld was among the first
  328. officials on this teleconference shortly after the second WTC tower
  329. was hit. Clarke’s account and Andrews’ confirmation of it are thus
  330. completely at odds with the Official Theory and the 9/11 Commission
  331. report, which claim that no one could “find” Secretary Rumsfeld until
  332. approximately 10:30 a.m. when he walked into the National Military
  333. Command Center (NMCC) in the Pentagon. The fact that Rumsfeld,
  334. the military’s top civilian official, was on Clarke’s teleconference along
  335. with the top official of the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA
  336. Director Jane Garvey, also unmasks the total lie of the official story
  337. that Air Force interceptors weren’t scrambled in time “because the
  338. military and the FAA couldn’t talk each other” that morning. The
  339. top-most officials of the Pentagon and the FAA were talking to one
  340. another constantly and being recorded on Clarke’s teleconference from
  341. as early as 9:15 a.m. This videotaped Clarke teleconference is thus
  342. “The Butterfield Tape” of 9/11 which, not surprisingly, has never been
  343. released to the public. [During the 1970s Watergate scandal, secretlymade
  344. tapes of President Nixon’s Oval Office conversations revealed by
  345. Alexander Butterfield were the “smoking guns” which forced Nixon
  346. to resign or face certain impeachment by the House and trial in the
  347. Senate.]
  348. According to Andrews, immediately after he learned the second
  349. WTC tower was hit just after 9:03 a.m. from watching television in his
  350. office, he and his aide left and ran as fast as they could down to “the
  351. Secretary of Defense’s West section Counterterrorism Center (CTC)”
  352. arriving at approximately 9:10 a.m. While they were in the CTC, a
  353. violent event caused the ceiling tiles to fall from the ceiling and smoke
  354. to pour into the room. Andrews immediately looked at his watch, which
  355. read approximately 9:35 a.m. but which was set fast to ensure timely
  356. arrival at meetings, so the actual time was closer to 9:32. He and his aide
  357. then immediately evacuated the CTC with the goal of joining Rumsfeld
  358. in the Secretary of Defense’s Executive Support Center (ESC) across
  359. the hall from Rumsfeld’s main office. He said that Rumsfeld was already
  360. on Clarke’s White House teleconference when they arrived. En route
  361. to Rumsfeld’s ESC, Andrews said that when he and his aide entered
  362. the corridor on the inside ring of the West section, the A Ring, “We had
  363. to walk over dead bodies” to get to the inner courtyard. This is two rings
  364. further in towards the center than the purported Official Theory ‘exit’ hole
  365. in the inside wall of the center C Ring allegedly made by the alleged
  366. Official Theory Flight 77 penetration of the building.
  367. Once in the inner courtyard, Andrews and his aide ran as fast as they
  368. could to Rumsfeld’s Executive Support Center, where he joined Rumsfeld
  369. as his special operations/counterterrorism adviser during Clarke’s White
  370. House teleconference. Andrews also said that Secretary of Defense
  371. Rumsfeld spoke with President Bush while in the ESC. Whether this was
  372. via Clarke’s teleconference or by phone or other means was not stated.
  373. The fact that Rumsfeld personally communicated with Bush on 9/11 while
  374. Rumsfeld was in his Executive Support Center across from his Pentagon
  375. office has been published on an official DoD website.9
  376. High-Level Official Testimony to the 9:30-9:32 First Violent Event Time
  377. In addition to the already legion evidence that Flight 77, a large
  378. Boeing 757-200 passenger plane, did not hit the Pentagon -- i.e. the toosmall
  379. hole in the west side of the Pentagon being not nearly large enough
  380. for the width of the plane’s fuselage let alone wingspan; no visible damage
  381. to the lawn where Flight 77 allegedly skidded before hitting the building
  382. at the ground floor; plane part wreckage at the site not from a 757 but
  383. from a much smaller aircraft; Pentagon requests to TV media on the
  384. morning of 9/11 not to take up-close images of the building damage, etc. --
  385. there is also official evidence for the “too-early-for-the-Official-Story”
  386. circa 9:32 time of the first violent event.
  387. The FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] Timeline document
  388. “Executive Summary—Chronology of a Multiple Hijacking Crisis––
  389. September 11, 2001” includes the following entry: “0932: ATC
  390. [Air Traffic Control] AEA reports aircraft crashes into west side of
  391. Pentagon.” 3 The earlier-than-official-time of 9:32 is the critical fact
  392. here, and not the stated cause, which was taken from the official narrative
  393. and not from any direct ATC eyewitness reports.
  394. On August 27, 2002, then White House Counsel and subsequently
  395. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales gave an audio-taped Secretary of the
  396. Navy Guest Lecture at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey , Calif.,
  397. a Department of Defense university, in which he explicitly and clearly states
  398. that “The Pentagon was attacked at 9:32.” A tape of this segment of
  399. Gonzales’ talk was played at the 9/11 Emergency Truth Convergence held
  400. at American University in Washington , D.C. in July 2005, and is on the
  401. public record.
  402. Denmark ’s soon-to-be Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller was in a
  403. building in Washington, D.C. on 9/11 from which he looked out, heard an
  404. explosion and saw the smoke first rise from the Pentagon. He immediately
  405. looked at his wrist watch, which read 9:32 a.m. He gave interviews to
  406. Denmark media the next morning in which he stated that the Pentagon
  407. had been attacked at 9:32.4
  408. In the Air Force’s own account of the events of 9/11, Air War Over
  409. America, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
  410. general who finally ordered interceptor jets scrambled on 9/11, although
  411. too late, General Larry Arnold, revealed that he ordered one of his fighter
  412. jets to fly down low over the Pentagon shortly after the attack there that
  413. morning, and that the pilot reported back that there was no evidence that
  414. a plane had hit the building. This fighter—not Flight 77—is almost certainly
  415. the plane seen on the Dulles Airport Air Traffic Controller’s screen making
  416. a steep, high-speed 270- to 330-degree descent before disappearing from
  417. the radar. When a plane flies low enough to go undetected, usually at
  418. or below 500 feet, it is said to be flying “under the radar.” The
  419. Pilotsfor911Truth website and their Pandora’s Black Box video
  420. documentary have determined from official data released by the National
  421. Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that the true altitude/height of the
  422. plane represented by the blip seen on the Dulles ATC screen was 476 feet --
  423. way to high to have hit the Pentagon at all, let alone its ground floor, but,
  424. significantly, just the right height range to been seen by controllers to
  425. have just gone off radar so it could be said to have crashed into the building.
  426. Military pilots—like the one sent by Gen. Arnold on 9/11 to report on the
  427. Pentagon’s damage—are trained to fly just under approx. 500 feet above
  428. ground in order to evade radar detection. In fact, when the Air Traffic
  429. Controller responsible for the plane and her colleagues watched the
  430. extremely difficult 330-degree maneuver (originally reported as a
  431. 270-degree maneuver, since updated) on her screen, they were certain
  432. that the plane whose blip they were watching perform this extremely
  433. difficult ‘Top Gun’ feat was in fact a military aircraft, and said so at
  434. the time. And it almost certainly was.
  435. Thus, the likely reason the Pentagon has refused to lower its official
  436. “Flight 77 impact” time of 9:37:46 -- usually ‘rounded down’ to 9:37 in
  437. mainstream media reports -- to the actual 9:30- to 9:32-range time of the
  438. first explosions there -- is that they decided to pretend the blip represented
  439. by Gen. Arnold’s surveillance fighter jet was “Flight 77,” despite the fact
  440. that the 9:37:46 approach path is for a plane that flies north of the Citgo
  441. station, not the south-of-the-station path where the Official Theory says
  442. the light poles were struck by the plane. Also, the Official Story claims
  443. that the alleged 9:37:46 impact was the only Pentagon attack that morning,
  444. yet by the time Arnold’s surveillance jet arrived on the scene, at least the
  445. first internal violent event had already happened as the pilot reported
  446. damage to the building, so DoD cannot acknowledge the actual earlier
  447. 9:30-9:32 time without revealing an inside attack on the building prior to
  448. the Official Theory’s alleged outside impact.
  449. Even the famous Naudet brothers’ video of the first attack of 9/11,
  450. on World Trade Center 1 in New York, shows, at 42:27 minutes into the
  451. tape, that there were reports at 9:30 that the Pentagon had been hit.4A
  452. There is even some evidence of internal explosions prior to 9:30 a.m.
  453. Pentagon Police officer Roosevelt Roberts Jr. was watching the NYC attacks
  454. on TV when he got a call from his sergeant telling him that the Pentagon had
  455. gone to ThreatCon Delta; then, just as he hung up the phone, he experienced
  456. a violent explosion “at 9:12 or 9:11” as if “it was almost timed for precision,”
  457. after which dust fell from the ceiling of the east loading dock where he was
  458. working and he heard people screaming.
  459. Significantly, all of this also happened just after 9:30 a.m.
  460. (from The Complete 9/11 Timeline at www.HistoryCommons):
  461. * After an inexplicable delay during which they knew that both WTC towers
  462. had been attacked, the Secret Service suddenly acted as if the 9/11 attacks
  463. were serious and “real”, rushing President Bush out of the library at the
  464. Florida school where they had allowed him to continue to read to children
  465. as much as 10 minutes after being told by Andy Card that the second NYC
  466. tower had been hit.
  467. * Firefighters were suddenly ordered out of WTC 1 in New York City.
  468. * The New York Stock Exchange was ordered closed.
  469. * The takeover of Flight 93 reportedly began, with the stabbing of a
  470. flight attendant and one of the alleged hijackers announcing that there
  471. was a bomb on board, picked up by air traffic controllers.
  472. But perhaps the most convincing evidence for the Sept. 11 attacks
  473. being an inside job is that the actual attacks were mirrored by Air Force
  474. hijack-scenario counterterrorism ‘exercises’ being conducted by NORAD’s
  475. (an Air Force agency’s) North East Sector (NEADS) on the morning of
  476. 9/11 itself. The author’s original research and analysis first revealed the
  477. NEADS hijack-scenario exercises that ‘went live’ on 9/11 as the modus
  478. operandi for the planning, execution and cover-up of the attacks, credited
  479. as ‘The Holy Grail’ of 9/11 research by author Michael Ruppert in his
  480. early 9/11 expose book Crossing the Rubicon.
  481. Critically, the author has recently interviewed White House NSC
  482. counterterrorism ‘czar’ Richard Clarke, who confirmed that NORAD
  483. was conducting hijack-scenario exercises in the N.E. Sector – where
  484. all three NYC, Pentagon and Pennsylvania attacks took place – on the
  485. morning of 9/11 to an audience of 75, published on an official DoD
  486. web site.4B The key excerpt from that article:
  487. “Regarding 9/11 itself, Clarke noted that part of the little known
  488. history of that day was confusion by NORAD’s North East Sector, which
  489. was about to conduct an exercise on a partial hijack scenario as the actual
  490. hijackings began, as to whether the unfolding events were ‘real world’ or
  491. part of the exercise – a confusion whose cause bears an eerie similarity to
  492. the ‘arm reaching out of the computer’ danger Cyber War [Clarke’s latest
  493. book] warns about. “Yes, this happened on 9/11, and it happened with
  494. TWA Flight 800, when the Navy was doing a sea search exercise in the
  495. very area where the plane went down. And though the White House clears
  496. every major exercise, on Sept. 11th just last year, the Coast Guard ran
  497. an exercise on the Potomac River right near where the President was at
  498. the time. I’m a firm believer in exercises, and we have to make sure that
  499. firewalls in the future are tight. I wouldn’t have been able to respond
  500. the way we did on 9/11 if we hadn’t exercised it five times.”
  501. Also, critically, the operational head of NORAD NEADS on 9/11,
  502. Air Force Col. Bob Marr, an expert on “Red Team” verisimilitude --
  503. making military exercises and wargames as realistic or “real world” as
  504. possible -- has also now publicly acknowledged that his Air Force agency
  505. was conducting a plane-hijack-scenario counterterrorism exercise on the
  506. morning of 9/11.4C
  507. It is impossible that the highest levels of the Bush-Cheney White
  508. House “couldn’t imagine” using planes as weapons when its own military
  509. was practicing how to defend against exactly such a hijack-scenario attack
  510. on the morning of 9/11 itself. In particular, Clarke stressed that the White
  511. House advance approves all major military exercises, of which those
  512. planned for and conducted on 9/11 more than qualified, and the White
  513. House official most likely to have given that pre-approval, National
  514. Security Council Director Condolezza Rice, is the very person who
  515. publicly insisted that the administration “couldn’t imagine” that very
  516. scenario. Rice was and is also a close colleague of and co-authored
  517. a book with the 9/11 Commission’s Executive Director Phillip Zelikow,
  518. whose Report pushed the Official Lie of 9/11 and didn’t mention the
  519. hijack-scenario NORAD “exercises” being conducted that very morning.
  520. On February 4, 2004, the author interviewed Air Force General
  521. Ralph Eberhart, Commander of NORAD on 9/11, about NORAD’s
  522. hijack-scenario exercise on the morning of 9/11. To the author’s knowledge,
  523. the top NORAD official has granted no other interview since the events
  524. of September 11. Before being asked questions, Gen. Eberhart was given
  525. copies of all mainstream press articles published as of that date on the
  526. subject of the confusion on 9/11 of his Northeast Sector (NEADS) personnel
  527. running NORAD’s “Vigilant Guardian/Vigilant Warrior” emergency
  528. response exercises that morning. As of the date of the interview, therefore,
  529. the then head of NORAD was made aware of the initial confusion by his
  530. own NEADS “game” players on 9/11 between incoming exercise reports
  531. and incoming reports of actual hijacks.
  532. The author first asked Gen. Eberhart if there was any connection
  533. between NORAD’s “Vigilant Guardian/Vigilant Warrior” exercise being
  534. run on 9/11 and the plane-crashing-into-tower emergency response exercise
  535. simultaneously being held at National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  536. headquarters outside Washington, D.C.12/first cite He replied, “No.”
  537. This response was surprising, as a large percentage of NRO personnel
  538. are reportedly from his own agency, the Air Force. He was asked for
  539. reconfirmation, to which he again said, “No.” Laying the ground for
  540. the next question, the author mentioned that NEADS’ “exercise” director
  541. on the morning of 9/11, Lt. Col. Dawne Deskins, has said that she was
  542. confused as to whether initial reports of the hijacked planes on the morning
  543. of 9/11 were “real world” or “part of the game.” This, the author noted,
  544. showed that the NORAD exercises that morning had to have been on
  545. a hijack scenario at least similar to the actual attacks, as otherwise there
  546. wouldn’t have been any grounds for confusion. After considering this
  547. for a moment, Gen. Eberhart refused to answer any further questions
  548. and abruptly ended the interview. As we have seen above, subsequent
  549. to the initial publication of this white paper in the first printing of
  550. The Terror Conspiracy, NORAD officials confirmed that their ‘exercise’
  551. on the morning of 9/11 did, indeed, include a hijack scenario (Touching
  552. History, pp. 3-6 and 24-27).
  553. Explosive Revelations Regarding the WTC Attacks
  554. Millions in the U.S. and around the world now know World Trade
  555. Center Towers 1 and 2 as well as WTC Building 7, not hit by any plane,
  556. fell due to controlled demolitions using pre-planted super-military-grade
  557. thermite explosives pre-planted inside the buildings, to which ‘Al Qaeda’
  558. could never have obtained access – especially to WTC 7, which housed
  559. multiple U.S. Government agencies including the CIA, FBI, Secret Service,
  560. SEC and even NYC Mayor Giuliani’s own Emergency Operations Center
  561. from which emergency counterterrorism responses were to have been run --
  562. thanks to the impeccable and courageous efforts of Prof. David Ray Griffin
  563. and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (www.ae911truth.org), among
  564. others. Over 1,300 licensed architects and engineers have signed Architects
  565. & Engineers’ petition calling for a new, truly independent investigation of
  566. the events leading up to and on 9/11.
  567. Among the most explosive revelations of what really happened at
  568. the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 is WTC 7 owner and WTC 1 and 2
  569. lease-holder Larry Silverstein’s admission, in an interview on PBS
  570. Television that the NYC “fire department commander,” after a discussion
  571. in a phone call with Silverstein late on the afternoon of 9/11, made the
  572. decision “to pull [the building, a professional term for triggering the
  573. controlled demolition of a structure with preplaced explosives] and we
  574. watched the building collapse.” This claim takes on sinister dimensions
  575. when combined with the below inside information received from American
  576. Helicopter Society Executive Director M.E. Rhett Flater, who knows many
  577. of the principals involved:
  578. “The NYC Police [Dept.] had two Bell 412’s [helicopters] equipped
  579. with hoists and rescuers in the air on 9/11 next to the WTCs. One of these
  580. was the same 412 and police crew which assisted with rooftop rescues when
  581. one of the buildings was attacked by Al Qaeda bombers several years earlier
  582. [in 1993]. The NYC Fire Department, which has no love for the NYC
  583. Police Department, assumed jurisdiction and denied access to the roof by
  584. the NYC Police helicopters. Complicating matters, the rooftop doors were
  585. [double] locked prior to 9/11 at the direction of the NYC Fire Department.
  586. As a result, there were no helicopter rescue attempts. When a fleet of
  587. Sikorsky U-60L Black Hawks arrived from Stratford with medics and
  588. supplies, they were ordered to a local airport and directed to stay away
  589. from the towers. The same was true of other rescue attempts by civil and
  590. military and paramilitary helicopters.” 9A
  591. Amazingly, the pilot of one of the NYC Police Dept. helicopters
  592. who sent two of his crew members down to the WTC 1 roof to rescue
  593. survivors after the basement bombing of the building in 1993, Det. Greg
  594. Semendinger, was the official NYPD photographer in one of its four
  595. helicopters circling around the Towers on 9/11, and expressed ‘surprise’
  596. that there was no one on the roof to rescue9B, though it was well known –
  597. even infamous – throughout the Police Department that the NYC Fire
  598. Department had ordered the roof doors double-locked. Further,
  599. Semendinger’s helicopter that morning was equipped with the same winch
  600. and foldable rescue seat he had used to rescue almost two dozen from the
  601. WTC roof eight years earlier. Of the 2,770 photos Semendinger took from
  602. the NYPD helicopter on 9/11, which were provided to the National Institute
  603. of Standards and Technololgy (NIST) as background for their report that
  604. refused to even consider the controlled demolition hypothesis for what
  605. caused the Towers to fall and which NIST then provided to the 9/11
  606. Commission, and which subsequently were given to ABC News as a result
  607. of its FOIA demand, only 24 have been released to the public (see above
  608. link). The remaining 2,746 photos almost certainly contain literal
  609. ‘smoking guns’ and need to be forced into the public domain by a new,
  610. truly independent investigation of Sept. 11th.
  611. Putting two and two together, the NYC Fire Dept. commander(s)
  612. who ordered the WTC 1 and 2 rooftop doors double-locked -- closing off
  613. the only hope of escape for victims caught above the point of the plane
  614. impacts and fires, many of whom were forced to jump to their deaths –
  615. also refused to allow NY Police Department helicopters equipped and
  616. ready to rescue anyone able to get to the roofs – or any of the other dozens
  617. of civilian, military and paramilitary helicopters that rushed to Manhattan
  618. ready to rescue them – to do so; and, after talking with WTC 7 owner
  619. Silverstein, ordered that that building be destroyed by classic remotecontrolled
  620. demolition. And what’s ‘good’ for the goose (WTC 7) is ‘good’
  621. for the gander (WTC 1 and 2): i.e., it is almost certain that Silverstein and
  622. the NYC Fire Department Commander also made the decision to bring
  623. down WTC 1 and 2 by controlled demolition earlier in the day.
  624. This is a high evil forcing a “devil’s alternative” on the WTC victims
  625. caught above the plane impacts and fires that would make Hitler’s SS shake
  626. with rage.
  627. To add fuel to the fire, Fox News reporter and former Gannett News
  628. journalist Jeffrey Shapiro has claimed that NYC Police Department officials
  629. told him late on the afternoon of 9/11 that Silverstein also was on the phone
  630. with his insurance company trying to talk them into approving the controlled
  631. demolition destruction of WTC 7, the one WTC structure he owned outright,
  632. using language similar to that Silverstein told PBS he and the Fire Department
  633. Commander had used as the pretext for ‘pulling’ the building
  634. (http://www.prisonplanet.com/bombshell-silverstein-wanted-to-demolishbuilding-
  635. 7-on-911.html ).
  636. Further, WTC janitor William “Willy” Rodriguez, the last nonemergency-
  637. responder to leave the WTC alive on 9/11, has testified that he
  638. was in the first basement level of the WTC when an immense explosion
  639. went off below him in the even-deeper subbasement level(s) of the building
  640. a few seconds before the plane hit the tower high above.10 Just as Robert
  641. Andrews revealed that the West-side sub-level of the Pentagon was damaged
  642. at approximately 9:32 a.m. on 9/11, and as we know that the cause of the
  643. first 9:32 a.m. Pentagon attack was not an impact event but inside
  644. explosives, there thus are eye- and ear witness reports of bombs going off
  645. in both the Pentagon and the WTC underground level(s) before either were
  646. hit by anything from the outside.
  647. As no “outside” terrorist, al Qaeda or otherwise, could have had
  648. access to either the Pentagon or the sustained advance access needed to preplace
  649. explosives inside the WTC, only domestic insiders could have preplaced
  650. the explosives in both the Pentagon and the WTC. Further, because
  651. the WTC1 deep-basement explosions(s) experienced by Willy Rodriguez
  652. happened before the tower was hit by a plane; as any incoming plane not
  653. controlled by the same agents that triggered the sub-basement detonation(s)
  654. could have veered off from the building at the last second thereby ruining
  655. the plane-impact-as-cover-story for the later building collapse; and as the
  656. sub-basement explosions were necessary for the actual later collapse of the
  657. buildings by controlled demolition, the same domestic U.S. insiders had
  658. to have controlled both the internal sub-basement detonations and the
  659. incoming plane(s). Thus, even if al Qaeda hijackers were on the incoming
  660. planes, they were not in control of the final approach and impact of the
  661. planes, which had to have been 100 percent guaranteed and thus 100 percent
  662. controlled by domestic U.S. insiders to ensure that, once the WTC1 subbasement
  663. explosions went off, the plane could not veer off and miss the
  664. building ruining the plane-impact-and-fires cover story for its collapse.
  665. This fact is crucial, as it can take jurisdiction for the mass murders at the
  666. WTC out of the hands from the FBI, which oversees crimes committed
  667. in the air, as a compelling legal argument can be made that the real crime
  668. of controlling the planes’ impacts into the towers was committed by ground
  669. controllers in a terrestrial building or vehicle. In fact, it has been reported
  670. that just-former FBI top ‘Al Qaeda’ hunter John O’Neill, who began his
  671. new job as head of security for the WTC on 9/11, told his assistant in his
  672. last phone call from the towers that the planes were being controlled “from
  673. the ground.” If so, this places the jurisdiction of the crime of the WTC
  674. mass murders squarely with the State of New York, as murder is a State
  675. crime and multiple mass murders are the sum of individual State crimes.
  676. And because the controllers of the timing of the WTC 1 basement-level
  677. explosives had to have also been the controllers of the final approach and
  678. impact of the planes, and the former was arguably, and provably with
  679. legal discovery and subpoena power, on the ground and not in the air,
  680. a Manhattan Grand Jury can be given the case and pull the jurisdiction
  681. for the Bush-Cheney Reichstag Fire out of Federal jurisdiction.
  682. Because the real modus operandi of both the Pentagon and WTC
  683. attacks are the same -- inside explosions with plane-impacts-and-fire
  684. cover stories -- it is logical to deduce that the same insider terrorists
  685. were responsible for pre-placing and detonating the explosives inside
  686. both the WTC and the Pentagon. That is, a single group of domestic
  687. conspirators—not al Qaeda or any other outside terrorists—almost
  688. certainly planned and executed both the WTC and Pentagon attacks,
  689. which significantly narrows the range for the identities of the real
  690. perpetrators.
  691. In addition to the already well known and officially acknowledged
  692. evidence of Bush Administration foreknowledge of the broad outlines
  693. of the September 11 attacks – i.e. advance warnings from intelligence
  694. agencies of as many as 11 foreign countries and the content of the
  695. now-famous August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Brief (whose 10-page
  696. attachment still has not been made public), etc. -- there is strong
  697. evidence that Bush-Cheney administration insiders had near perfect --
  698. if not complete -- advance knowledge of the planned attacks and both
  699. mirrored them by controlling the actual attacks under cover of the
  700. 9/11 hijack-scneario ‘exercises’ and chose the date for the actual attacks,
  701. which was therefore also the date for the exercises.
  702. (Note: The fact that Bush Admin. insiders had advance knowledge of the
  703. details of a planned “outside” attack, as detailed below, is not inconsistent
  704. with these insiders having facilitated and even orchestrated the actual
  705. attacks to both ensure they happened ‘successfully’ and to blame them
  706. on the planners. That is, the real plot behind the Sept. 11 attacks is similar
  707. to that of the Nazi Reichstag Fire, through which Hitler rapidly consolidated
  708. power, which was its purpose. Like the Nazi-facilitated Reichstag fire,
  709. the above and below evidence makes it highly likely that the true story
  710. of Sept. 11 is that there was a real though highly-unlikely-to-succeed
  711. “outside” plot about which U.S. and allied intelligence gained detailed
  712. advance knowledge and the Administration then secretly protected and
  713. enabled the plot to ensure not only that it succeeded, but succeeded
  714. spectacularly as the psychological operation needed to justify the entire
  715. subsequent Bush-Cheney global-military and domestic-surveillance
  716. agenda.
  717. Below is just some of the compelling evidence that the Bush-
  718. Cheney Administration had detailed advance knowledge of the attack plans:
  719. 1) Shortly after September 11, Newsweek reported that before
  720. 9/11, the Bush Administration initiated a Foreign Intelligence
  721. Surveillance Act (FISA) Court surveillance/tap of “up to 20” suspected al
  722. Qaeda-linked terrorists then in the U.S., but that then FISA Court Chief
  723. Justice Royce Lamberth subsequently ordered the then-already-ongoing
  724. surveillance stopped. This can only mean one thing -- that the Bush
  725. Justice Dept./FBI/NSA initiated the tap before asking the FISA Court for
  726. a warrant for it, as with the now-famous post-9/11 NSA taps initiated by
  727. the Bush administration without first applying for FISA warrants.
  728. As “up to 20” is a clever way of saying “19” without making the
  729. link to 9/11 explicit, the Bush Administration Justice Dept/FBI/NSA
  730. almost certainly initiated surveillance of all 19, or close to all 19, of the
  731. soon-to-be alleged 9/11 hijackers before 9/11, and probably did so based
  732. at least in part on the findings of Special Operations Command’s “Able
  733. Danger” data mining intelligence operation which Bush and Rumsfeld
  734. ordered shut down just after taking office in late Jan. 2001. Though Judge
  735. Lamberth ordered the surveillance ended once the administration filed the
  736. formal warrant application, there is evidence that the Bush administration
  737. ignored his order to cease the tap and continued its surveillance of the
  738. alleged 9/11 hijackers up to and including the day of 9/11:
  739. Zacarias Moussaoui—the only person indicted by the Bush
  740. Administration for anything even related to 9/11—has stated in court
  741. filings that both he “and my (al Qaeda) brothers” then in the U.S. were
  742. surveilled by the Bush administration before 9/11 and that the Bush
  743. Administration knew he could prove it. How could this be the case?
  744. If Moussaoui was one of the “up to 20” al Qaeda-linked terrorist suspects
  745. the U.S. surveilled before 9/11 without an advance FISA warrant, as
  746. reported by Newsweek, then Moussaoui was also one of the “up to 20”
  747. whose warrantless surveillance Judge Lamberth ordered stopped.
  748. Moussaoui, after all, was originally named as the “20th hijacker” of
  749. the 9/11 plot. Amazingly, the FISA Act requires that, if the FISA Court
  750. rejects a surveillance that was initiated before a warrant has been
  751. applied for, as in this case, the court must inform “the target(s)” of
  752. the surveillance and give him/them the government’s stated reason for
  753. initiating the tap in the FISA application. Thus Moussaoui can “prove”
  754. the Bush Administration/FBI initiated surveillance on him before 9/11
  755. because, it can thus be deduced, the FISA Court itself -- or some U.S.
  756. agency it ordered to do so on its behalf -- told him so after Lamberth
  757. ordered his surveillance and that of the other “up to 20” plotters stopped.
  758. Those other “19 or so” plotters who were required by law to have also
  759. been officially informed before the attacks that they had been surveilled
  760. and for what stated reason would have also included Mohammad Atta,
  761. Ramzi Binalshibh and all of the other official story hijackers. And
  762. because it was almost certainly the FBIthat surveilled the “19 or 20”
  763. inside the U.S. without warrants before the attacks, explains why the FBI
  764. was able to so quickly identify the 19 official-story hijackers immediately
  765. after the attacks, though it falsely claimed they knew nothing about the
  766. hijackers ahead of time and that the attacks were a complete surprise.
  767. Given the above, the fact that the FISA Court was required to
  768. inform most or all 19 of the “up to 20” alleged 9/11 hijackers before 9/11
  769. that they were being surveilled by the Bush Administration—and the
  770. reason for such surveillance -- throws new light on the claims by the
  771. Pentagon’s then-secret data mining task force“Able Danger” to have
  772. tracked lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta and at least four of the other
  773. 19 hijackers beginning in January 2000, when Atta actually did enter the
  774. country according to Daniel Hopsicker’s taped interview with Atta’s
  775. live-in girlfriend Amanda Keller reported in his book Welcome to
  776. Terrorland. The FBI falsely claimed, and still falsely claims, that Atta
  777. did not enter the U.S. until the summer of 2000, six months after he
  778. actually did so. The likely reason for this intentional lie about when
  779. Atta first entered the country is what Atta is known to have done while
  780. inside the U.S. between January and the Summer of 2000. Hopsicker
  781. reveals that, among other activities, Atta visited Portland, Maine, in
  782. March, 2000, and perhaps even earlier. An abiding “mystery” of the
  783. official 9/11 cover story is why Atta drove to this very city -- Portlanf,
  784. Maine -- on September 10, the day before 9/11, and then flew from
  785. Portland to Boston early on the morning of September 11. The answer
  786. to this “mystery,” which the FBIclearly already knows, is the link
  787. between what Atta was doing in Portland before the Bush Administration
  788. said he was even in the country, as well as what he was doing there the
  789. day before 9/11 and early on the morning of 9/11. This probably has
  790. something to do with the fact that the CIA reportedly runs secret flights
  791. out of an airport in Portland , Maine , and that “rendition” detainees
  792. have said they were flown out of the country on special jets after first
  793. stopping at Portland ’s International Jet Port.12
  794. 2) The FBI’s top bin Laden/al Qaeda hunter until shortly before
  795. 9/11, John O’Neill, “happened” to be at the same hotel in the same town
  796. near Tarragona , Spain in mid-July 2001 just before lead hijacker
  797. Mohammed Atta and 9/11 plot “coordinator” Ramzi Binalshibh arrived
  798. there. Some Bush administration officials now also believe that 9/11
  799. “mastermind” Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) met there for what the
  800. 9/11 Commission calls “the Final 9/11 Planning Meeting.” This cannot
  801. be—and is not—a coincidence. O’Neill, who was in close contact with
  802. German intelligence -- Atta led the “German cell” for the 9/11 attacks --
  803. and Spanish intelligence, clearly had been alerted to the upcoming
  804. “Final Planning Meeting” meeting and was at the hotel to surveil/tap/bug
  805. the room and/or monitor the surveillance/taps/bugs of German and/or
  806. Spanish intelligence where it was about to be held. O’Neill and his
  807. agency, the Bush-Cheney Administration’s FBI, thus knew every detail --
  808. or nearly every detail, see below -- of the planned 9/11 plot at least
  809. two months in advance of the attacks.
  810. Perhaps just as significantly, European media reported that bin
  811. Laden was in an American hospital in Dubai incapacitated for surgery
  812. during precisely this same mid-July 2001 period of the Spanish ”Final
  813. 9/11 Planning Meeting.” Reportedly, bin Laden was visited in the
  814. hospital by the CIA’s then UAE station chief. The question naturally
  815. arises whether bin Laden was telephoned by Atta, Binalshibh and
  816. perhaps even also KSM, or visa versa, while the latter were at the
  817. “Final 9/11 Planning Meeting” in the hotel that O’Neill had pre-bugged.
  818. If so, then O’Neill, the FBI, and the highest levels of the Bush Admin. –
  819. including O’Neill’s then boss Attorney General Ashcroft, who suddenly
  820. stopped flying commercial aircraft about this time -- knew not only
  821. every detail of the 9/11 plot as of that date, but almost certainly
  822. recorded all the key conspirators plotting their “final plans” including
  823. possibly bin Laden himself, on tape—clearly another “Butterfield” tape
  824. to be demanded by subpoena in a new 9/11 investigation. In fact, former
  825. FBI translator and 9/11 whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has revealed,
  826. based on documents she saw as part of her official duties, that bin Laden
  827. himself was working for the U.S. up to and on the day of 9/11 itself.
  828. This almost certainly is the reason the FBI has never listed bin Laden as
  829. wanted for 9/11 on its “Most Wanted Terrorists” web page, and why
  830. the FBI’s chief investigative spokesman Rex Tomb has said the reason
  831. bin Laden is not officially wanted for 9/11 is because there is no real
  832. evidence linking him to the attacks.
  833. That is, there may be, and probably is, evidence linking bin
  834. Laden,Binalshibh, KSM and Al Qaeda to a 9/11-like plot and planning,
  835. but not to the actual attacks, as they were physically carried out by
  836. insiders under cover of U.S. Air Force counterterrorism “exercises” that
  837. mirrored the “final plans” discussed at the July 2001Tarragona meeting.
  838. As noted above, on 9/11 itself the U.S. military was conducting
  839. NORAD emergency response exercises on scenarios involving plane
  840. hijacks, and the NRO was conducting an emergency response exercise
  841. on the scenario of a plane crashing into one of the towers of is
  842. headquarters just outside Washington, D.C.11 where many NRO
  843. personnel are from the Air Force and CIA. It is next to impossible for
  844. this to have been the case unless the exercises were intentionally
  845. scripted to mirror what had been learned from the above-mentioned
  846. detailed advance intelligence. That is, the “cover-story” purpose of the
  847. military exercises held on 9/11 was to practice how to defend against
  848. the very attacks that John O’Neill’s Tarragona meeting surveillance, the
  849. Pentagon’s “Able Danger” data-mining operation and the FBI’s preattack
  850. FISA-warrant-less surveillance of the “up to 20” (19)
  851. suspected al Qaeda terrorists had already revealed. You don’t practice
  852. defending against something in multi-million-dollar hijack-scenario
  853. exercises on the morning of 9/11 that you “can’t imagine.”
  854. A few paragraphs above it was stated that, because of O’Neill’s
  855. surveillance of the Al Qaeda mastermind’s and lead hijacker’s “Final
  856. Planning Meeting” in Tarragona, Spain, he and the Bush-Cheney FBI
  857. knew nearly every significant operational detail of the plot. The one
  858. “burning” exception to this, however, is the date of the 9/11 attacks.
  859. Perhaps the most compelling proof of active Bush administration
  860. complicity in 9/11is that lead hijacker Mohamed Atta took the
  861. information to this critical mid-July “Final 9/11 Planning Meeting” that
  862. “the date [for the attacks] has been set” -- i.e. set by someone else other
  863. than Atta) -- and that he, Atta, didn’t yet know it, but would “know it”
  864. in five to six weeks, by late August 2001.13 Atta was clearly waiting
  865. to learn the date of what the Bush Administration and 9/11 Commission
  866. allege was “his own” attack. This last key piece of the puzzle fell into
  867. place during the first phase of Zacarias Moussaoui’s sentencing trial,
  868. in the 58-page transcript of “9/11 mastermind” Khalid Sheikh
  869. Mohammed’s interrogation “testimony” read into the trial record by
  870. the Bush Department of Justice prosecution. In this transcript, KSM
  871. says that he and bin Laden “allowed Atta to choose” both the final
  872. targets and the attack date.”14 However, from what Atta said to
  873. Binalshibh and probably also to KSM and possibly even also to
  874. bin Laden by phone at the “Final Planning Meeting” in Spain, we know
  875. that Atta did not set the attack date, as he was waiting to learn it five
  876. to six weeks after that mid-July “Final Planning Meeting.” Putting
  877. two and two together from the above, therefore, we know that
  878. neither bin Laden nor alleged “mastermind” KSM nor alleged
  879. “coordinator” Binalshibh set the date for “their own” attacks, though
  880. setting the date of an attack is the one thing that translates a mere plan –
  881. a plot or conspiracy -- into reality. That is, none of the top alleged
  882. “outside’ conspirators set the date for the September 11 attacks.
  883. If the “9/11 conspirators” didn’t set the date to turn their plot
  884. into a reality, then who did?
  885. The key and central fact of the entire 9/11 plot is that the attack
  886. date Atta was “waiting for” was the date of the Bush Administration’s
  887. planned counterterrorism exercises, which, in a vicious circle, were
  888. scripted to mirror Atta’s and Binalshibh’s attack plan gleaned via
  889. advance intelligence obtained from O’Neill’s surveillance of the
  890. “Final 9/11 Planning Meeting” near Tarragona, from the Pentagon’s
  891. “Able Danger” tracking of Atta and other of the 19 hijack-plotters,
  892. and the FBI’s warrantless surveillance of Atta and other of the aboutto-
  893. be alleged hijackers. And because Atta was “waiting to hear” the
  894. attack date, which was the hijack-scenario U.S. military exercise
  895. date, Atta was the sole plotter to whom the Bush Administration
  896. finally chose to tell the actual attack date – Sept.11th -- as soon as
  897. it was selected, and he bought his one-way ticket as soon as he learned
  898. it, in late August 2001, just as he had predicted at the “Final Planning
  899. Meeting.”
  900. The No. 1 inside conspirator, therefore, is whoever gave the
  901. Pentagon’s own hijack-scenario counterterrorism exercise details
  902. and their date -- Sept. 11 -- to Mohamed Atta or to a middleman who,
  903. in turn, gave the date to Atta.
  904. Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Ahmed, then head of Pakistan’s military
  905. intelligence agency ISI, is the prime suspect for a second-level
  906. middleman who laundered this No. 1 inside-conspirator’s NORAD
  907. hijack-scenario exercise date to Atta. On the morning of 9/11,
  908. Ahmed was in Washington, D.C. having breakfast with future CIA
  909. Director Porter Goss and Senator Bob Graham, soon to co-chair of
  910. the joint House-Senate “investigation” of the 9/11 attacks, and had
  911. met with CIA Director George Tenet and with top officials at the
  912. Pentagon, about to conduct the exercises, in the few days leading
  913. up to 9/11. He is therefore the most likely person who was told
  914. the date and details of the Pentagon’s hijack-scenario emergency
  915. response exercises and communicated them, directly or via an
  916. intermediary, to Atta, as Ahmed also approved wiring $100,000
  917. to Atta shortly before 9/11. (Interestingly, it has been reported that
  918. $100,000 is an amount the FBI often pays to key informants). It is
  919. also known that Atta then confirmed 9/11 as the date for the exercises—
  920. which was to be the date for the attacks—in his now-famous NSAintercepted
  921. call with KSM of September 10, 2001, in which he related
  922. “The Match is about to begin. Zero hour is tomorrow.” “Match” is
  923. a way of saying “exercise” or “game.” This critical September 10th
  924. telephone intercept was almost certainly made without an advance
  925. FISA warrant, putting the lie to then NSA Director and later CIA
  926. Director Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden’s patently false claim that
  927. the “first” warrantless taps were initiated only as a defensive response
  928. to 9/11 following the attacks.
  929. Another abiding “mystery” of September 11 is why Gen. Eberhart,
  930. the commander of NORAD on 9/11, claimed to the 9/11 Commission
  931. that on the morning of 9/11 NORAD was conducting, among others,
  932. a preplanned “Soviet-era” emergency response exercise15 in which U.S.
  933. fighter jets were to defend against “Russian” nuclear bombers played by
  934. U.S. military “Red Team” planes. Why “Soviet era” when the Soviet
  935. Union had ceased to exist ten years before? He didn’t say “Russian,”
  936. he said “Soviet.” This is very strange until one discovers that, despite
  937. repeated official and media claims that Sept. 11 was “completely unique”
  938. and that the skies over America had “never before” been cleared of all
  939. commercial and private/civilian aircraft, NORAD (the Air Force) had
  940. conducted a previous emergency response exercise 40 years earlier
  941. which also completely cleared the skies over the mainland U.S.
  942. This was on October 14, 1961, in a war game called “Sky Shield II,”
  943. which was based on a scenario of defending against an air attack by
  944. Soviet bombers on New York City.16 The main difference between the
  945. 1961 exercise and September 11th is that the clearing of the skies was
  946. publicly announced in advance in “Sky Shield.” This actual Soviet-era
  947. exercise (and the fact that it was labeled II implies there was yet an earlier
  948. one), which included 1,800 U.S. and 15 Canadian military planes and was
  949. billed as “the greatest exercise ever conducted by Western air defense
  950. forces,” is even mentioned in the Air Force’s own account of the events
  951. of Sept. 11, Air War Over America. In fact, Gen. Larry Arnold, NORAD’s
  952. commander for the continental U.S. on 9/11 directly under Eberhart, who
  953. finally ordered interceptor jets scrambled to belatedly meet the hijack threat,
  954. made a point of including the eerily similar 1961 Air Force war game
  955. in the book. Not only did both the 1961 and September 11 NORAD
  956. “Soviet-era” wargame scenarios include attacks on New York City; in
  957. the 1961 exercise, U.S. military planes played the role of the Soviet attack
  958. bombers. That is, the U.S.military pre-scripted both the defense and the
  959. “attack”by its own planes pretending to be Soviet aircraft. If Eberhart’s
  960. testimony to the 9/11 Commission about NORAD’s conducting a “Sovietera”
  961. attack scenario exercise on 9/11 to the Commission is correct, his
  962. own Air Force agency was conducting an exercise much like the one
  963. in 1961 on 9/11, for which NORAD therefore pre-scripted the 9/11 “attack”
  964. scenario, which was “made real” in the actual attacks that morning.
  965. If a high-level cabal inside the U.S. military and intelligence
  966. community intended to make the 9/11 hijack-scenario “exercise(s)” based
  967. on Atta’s “Final Planning Meeting” plot become real that morning, they
  968. had to have a plan for ensuring the planes actually made it to their targets.
  969. Taking control of the original flight(s) and substituting military planes made
  970. to look like them would be the “safest” way to achieve this. In this light,
  971. it is significant that mainstream press stories contain intriguing reports
  972. pointing to the possibility that there were two American Airlines “Flight
  973. 11s,” leaving from two different gates at Boston Logan airport within
  974. a few minutes of one another on 9/11, as well as emerging evidence of
  975. other of the Official-Theory-hijacked 9/11 flight numbers being “twinned,”17
  976. or duplicated. The question thus naturally arises, were these “twin” planes
  977. U.S. military or CIA planes “playing” hijacked-airliner “attackers,” similar
  978. to the 1961 “Sky Shield” scenario except substituting commandeered
  979. airliners for Soviet bombers? And could the planned 9/11 NORAD
  980. exercises have included a “trigger” event to clear the skies over the mainland
  981. U.S. so that a realistic test of U.S. air defenses could be conducted without
  982. interference from the thousands of civilian aircraft normally in the air?
  983. Key quotes from New York Times articles before, during and
  984. immediately after the 1961 NORAD “Sky Shield” exercise are eerily
  985. similar to stories appearing on 9/11 [text in parentheses and italics added]:
  986. “It is not so much the fear of collisions with military aircraft that has caused
  987. civilian planes to be ordered out of the skies, as it is the knowledge that
  988. inadequate [civilian FAA] electronic flight controls will be available during
  989. the exercise to guide them. [U.S.] Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombers,
  990. playing the role of the marauding forces, will seek to foul communications
  991. and radar. They will drop tinsel-like pieces of metal called “chaff” overhead
  992. [similar to the myriad small pieces of metal scrap found on the Pentagon
  993. lawn and at the Shanksville, Pennsylvania “crash” site on 9/11?]…that will
  994. throw radarscopes [including the FAA’s] into a confusion of false signals.”
  995. “All the [exercise “Red Team”] bomber missions were laid out ahead of
  996. time and fed into the NORAD computer.” “An automated shorthand
  997. running display of the entire battle was provided at NORAD combat center
  998. and in similar centers at Strategic Air Command headquarters [to which
  999. President Bush was taken on 9/11] and in the Pentagon [which was attacked
  1000. on 9/11].” “A fight plan for every [exercise] aircraft is fed into the
  1001. computer’s memory beforehand. When a plane shows on the radarscope,
  1002. a console operator picks up an aluminum electronic gun, points it at the blip,
  1003. and squeezes the trigger. That brings the flight to the computer’s attention.
  1004. If the flight [plan] is filed in its memory, the computer automatically replies,
  1005. ‘Yes, I am aware of that [plane].’ It does this by marking the flight with
  1006. an F for Friendly. While the computer compares the flight with its
  1007. memorized data, it marks the flight P for Pending. Finally, it may mark it
  1008. H for Hostile. ‘We have two minutes to identify a flight [as Friendly] before
  1009. we scramble [interceptor jets]…to make a visual identification of an
  1010. uncertain aircraft or to attack it.’” ‘We do not train [in exercises like the
  1011. 1961 ‘Sky Shield II, or on 9/11] with Hostile symbology [showing on
  1012. screens]; therefore, the Strategic Air Command’s bombers playing the role
  1013. of the attacking [Soviet-Russian] force [on October 14, 1961] were marked
  1014. K, for Faker.’” “There are seventeen units of Army Air Defense Artillery
  1015. with ground-to-air anti-aircraft missiles near New York [in 1961; how many
  1016. more were there on 9/11, 40 years later, when none, according to the official
  1017. story, were used?]”
  1018. The 1961 wargame was directed by then NORAD commander
  1019. Air Force Gen. Laurence Sherman Kuter from his combat operations center
  1020. at NORAD’s Colorado Springs headquarters, which in the mid-1960s moved
  1021. to Cheyenne Mountain, also Gen. Eberhart’s command center on 9/11.
  1022. It may also be significant that the Air Force’s war games simulation center
  1023. is at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, which Gen. Kuter had earlier
  1024. commanded and where lead 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta had received
  1025. training prior to 9/11.
  1026. The Pentagon’s “Able Danger” data miners claim that “Department
  1027. of Defense lawyers” -- almost certainly from the National Security Agency,
  1028. then headed by Gen. Hayden, an officer in the Air Force, the same service
  1029. that planned the 9/11 war games -- blocked planned meetings with the FBI
  1030. at which they wanted to tell the FBI that they had “tracked” Atta and other
  1031. of the 9/11 hijackers prior to 9/11 and ask the FBI to initiate additional
  1032. surveillance on them. The fact that the FBI did initiate exactly such a
  1033. surveillance of the “up to 20 Al Qaeda linked terrorist suspects” before
  1034. 9/11 (see above) is strong evidence that, despite its claims to the contrary,
  1035. the Pentagon’s “Able Danger” team, or someone who knew what they
  1036. had found, did communicate what they had learned from tracking Atta and
  1037. the others to the FBI before 9/11, and that the FBI then initiated FISAwarrant-
  1038. less surveillances of Atta and others subsequently ordered stopped
  1039. by then Chief FISA Court Judge Lamberth -- all prior to 9/11. The fact that
  1040. initially-suspected “20th 9/11 hijacker” Moussaoui officially filed claims
  1041. that he “and my brothers” were surveilled before 9/11 is further evidence
  1042. that the FBI continued to watch all or most of the 9/11 hijackers right up
  1043. until the attacks, despite Lamberth’s order to cease and desist. In the days
  1044. leading up to 9/11, FBI Headquarters supervisors David Frasca and his
  1045. deputy Michael Maltbie refused 70 urgent requests by Moussaoui’s
  1046. FBI interrogator for either a FISA Court warrant or an “ordinary” criminal
  1047. warrant to get into Moussaoui’s computer and surveil anyone mentioned
  1048. therein. Doing so, it is claimed, would have stopped the plot, as Moussaoui
  1049. now claims to have personally known 17 -- almost all -- of the alleged
  1050. 19 hijackers.18
  1051. In addition to all the evidence that plane-impacts-and-fire was the
  1052. carefully planned cover story for the cause of collapse of WTC 1, 2
  1053. and 7, as well as the west façade of the Pentagon, both of which were
  1054. initially hit by inside-the-buildings explosives, not planes, the other
  1055. overwhelming line of evidence for 9/11 being an “Inside Job” is the
  1056. anthrax attacks. A summary of the anthrax links to 9/11 itself –
  1057. not just to the known mid-October 2001 letters – follows.
  1058. For full details on these links, see The Scarlet A: The Anthrax Links
  1059. to 9/11 by the author.
  1060. Any evidence linking 9/11 to the anthrax letters -- dated September 11
  1061. but sent in mid-October and only to Democratic leaders in Congress, no
  1062. Republicans -- is direct evidence of an inside job because that particular type
  1063. of anthrax is known to have been of the highly controlled “Ames strain”
  1064. developed by the U.S. Army at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, and at the University
  1065. of Iowa in Ames, Iowa. It was also high-spore-count, super military-grade
  1066. weaponized anthrax refined according to a trade secret reportedly personally
  1067. held by William Patrick, former Ft. Detrick bio-weapons expert and mentor
  1068. of Steven Hatfill, the only “person of interest” stalked by the FBI as a
  1069. suspect in the still “unsolved” anthrax case, and the close friend and
  1070. colleague of Bush Administration bio-counterterrorism expert Jerry Hauer,
  1071. a signer of the pre-9/11 Project for New American Century (PNAC)
  1072. manifesto noting the “opportunities” that would be created by “a new
  1073. Pearl Harbor” attack.
  1074. On September 11, 2001 this same Jerry Hauer reportedly personally
  1075. delivered the anti-anthrax medication Cipro to Vice President Cheney’s staff
  1076. at the White House. Why? The conservative legal watchdog group Judicial
  1077. Watch has filed a suit against Vice President Cheney and other Bush Admin.
  1078. officials demanding to know why Cipro was delivered to the executive
  1079. mansion -- and only to the executive mansion -- on the day of the attacks.
  1080. So far the response has been deafening silence. On September 10th, the day
  1081. before 9/11, FEMA and other emergency response personnel arrived in
  1082. New York City for a counter-bioterrorism exercise called “Tripod II”
  1083. claimed by the Bush administration to have been scheduled to begin
  1084. September 12. There is reason to believe that the bio-agent this drill was to
  1085. practice defending against was anthrax, as Jerry Hauer was also a major
  1086. planner of the New York City exercise. And there is also a strong possibility
  1087. the true start date for the exercise was Sept. 11, not Sept. 12, as many
  1088. “exercise” personnel were already in place in New York City on September
  1089. 10. As NORAD’s (U.S. Air Force’s) hijack-scenario ‘counterterrorism’
  1090. exercise had just “come to life” in real attacks on 9/11, were Hauer and
  1091. Cheney worried that the same thing might be about to happen with the
  1092. counter-bioterrorism “exercise” Tripod II? Is this why the anti-anthrax
  1093. drug Cipro was distributed to the White House on 9/11 -- “just in case”?
  1094. If so, it would be strong evidence that Tripod II was on the scenario of
  1095. defending New York City -- and perhaps also the White House --
  1096. against an anthrax attack. Was the “vector” -- the delivery vehicle --
  1097. for that anthrax-attack-scenario emergency response exercise to have
  1098. been via hijacked plane(s)?
  1099. Notably, in their book on bio-terrorism, Germs, Judith Miller and
  1100. William Broad claim, apparently from inside sources, that Ramzi Yousef’s
  1101. plans for the first World Trade Center attack in 1993 included explosively
  1102. pushing large quantities of cyanide out into New York City. Khalid Sheikh
  1103. Mohammed, the official story “mastermind” of 9/11, is Yousef’s uncle.
  1104. Finally, former New York City mayor Rudolf Giuliani testified to the
  1105. 9/11 Commission that even before WTC7, the location of his emergency
  1106. operations center, collapsed on 9/11, he moved those operations to the
  1107. command and control center set up for the “Tripod II” bio-terrorism exercise
  1108. on Pier 92 and that it worked even better than the original. Giuliani told the
  1109. 9/11 Commission, “The reason Pier 92 was selected as a command
  1110. center was because on the next day, on September 12, Pier 92 was going
  1111. to have a drill. It had hundreds of people there -- from FEMA, from the
  1112. Federal Government, from [the] State [Dept.], from the [ New York ]
  1113. State Emergency Management Office – and they were getting ready for
  1114. a drill for bio-chemical attack. So that was going be the place they were
  1115. going to have the drill. The equipment was already there, so we were able
  1116. to establish a command center there that was two and a half to three times
  1117. bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center.
  1118. And it was from there that the rest of the [9/11 and subsequent] search and
  1119. rescue effort was completed.”
  1120. Conclusion
  1121. A cabal of covert elements within the U.S. military and intelligence
  1122. community, not al Qaeda, had the classification-controlled access to plant
  1123. explosives inside its own most heavily defended world headquarters, the
  1124. Pentagon. The U.S. military and intelligence community, not al Qaeda,
  1125. had the access to plant the explosives Willy Rodriguez heard and felt go
  1126. off deep in the sub-basement of the World Trade Center on 9/11. The
  1127. U.S. military and intelligence community, not al Qaeda, had offices in
  1128. WTC 7 and had the sustained access in the lead up to 9/11 to plant the
  1129. controlled demolition charges throughout the superstructures of WTC 1,
  1130. WTC2 and WTC7 in New York City which brought down all three buildings
  1131. on 9/11. The U.S. military and intelligence community, not al Qaeda, had
  1132. access to the sulfur-enhanced super-military-grade nano-thermite (thermate)
  1133. detected in the WTC dust needed to melt the steel found molten deep in
  1134. its basement levels as long as two months later, and to the super-militarygrade
  1135. nano anthrax spores in the letters sent to just the Democratic
  1136. leadership of the Congress -- no Republicans -- and to top media. Al Qaeda
  1137. would never target only Democrats, especially as the U.S. leadership at the
  1138. time of the 9/11 attacks was Republican. When he received the anthrax letter
  1139. dated Sept.11, then Senate Democratic leader Thomas Daschle was calling
  1140. for a Congressional investigation of 9/11 and had already been warned off
  1141. from “looking too closely at” 9/11 by personal calls from both President
  1142. Bush and Vice President Cheney. When he received his anthrax letter,
  1143. another Democratic leader, Senator Patrick Leahy, was leading Congress’
  1144. resistance to the Patriot Act, a premeditated assault on Americans’ privacy
  1145. rights and civil liberties justified by “al Qaeda’s” alleged 9/11 attack
  1146. clearly drafted by the Bush Administration well before 9/11 and “in the can”
  1147. awaiting its desired “New Pearl Harbor” trigger event. The U.S. military
  1148. and intelligence community, not al Qaeda, would have chosen the leastpopulated
  1149. and most-reinforced section of the Pentagon––its newly upgraded
  1150. west wedge—to strike in order to minimize casualties while being able to
  1151. blame outside attackers, whereas real terrorists would have done everything
  1152. they could to maximize them. Real terrorists, also, would have maximized
  1153. casualties at the World Trade Center by placing explosives so as to allow
  1154. the buildings to haphazardly fall on other buildings and the surrounding
  1155. streets, not bring them neatly down by controlled demolition designed
  1156. to minimize casualties and collateral damage. A U.S. military plane,
  1157. not one piloted by al Qaeda, had to have performed the steep ‘Top Gun’
  1158. high-speed 270- to 330-degree dive towards the Pentagon that Dulles
  1159. Air Traffic Controllers thought was a military plane as they watched it
  1160. on their screens that morning. Only a military aircraft, not a civilian airliner
  1161. flown by al Qaeda, would have given off the “Friendly” signal needed not
  1162. to trigger the Pentagon’s anti-aircraft missile batteries as it approached
  1163. the building. Only the U.S. military, not al Qaeda, had the ability to break
  1164. its own Standard Operating Procedures and paralyze its own emergency
  1165. response system on 9/11.
  1166. And who in the U.S. military, intelligence and military contractor
  1167. chains of command and U.S. civilian leadership in the Bush-Cheney
  1168. Administration are among the prime suspects for these Acts of High
  1169. Treason?
  1170. First and foremost are the signatories of the pre-9/11 Project for
  1171. a New American Century (PNAC) manifesto calling for “a new Pearl
  1172. Harbor” to catalyze its radical right-wing global domination and domestic
  1173. surveillance-and-control agenda: 1) Vice President Dick Cheney;
  1174. 2) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; 3) then Deputy Secretary of
  1175. Defense Paul Wolfowitz; 4) Richard Perle, then head of Secretary
  1176. Rumsfeld’s Defense Policy Board; 5) Jerry Hauer, one of the U.S.
  1177. government’s top bio-terrorism experts who reportedly took anti-anthrax
  1178. Cipro to the White House on 9/11.15A Hauer had been director of NYC
  1179. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM),
  1180. whose personnel were moved to a New York pier on 9/11 just before its
  1181. WTC7 offices were destroyed by pre-placed controlled demolition charges.
  1182. A central player in scripting the bio-chem terrorism attack scenario for the
  1183. Sept. 10/11/12 TRIPOD II exercise in NYC, Hauer is also an expert in
  1184. the response to building collapses (New York Times, July 27, 1999).
  1185. It was Hauer who insisted, despite the 1993 terrorist attack on WTC1,
  1186. that Giuliani still locate his Office of Emergency Management, from which
  1187. a response to another terrorist attack would be expected to be orchestrated,
  1188. in WTC7 next door15B, and also Hauer who zealously pushed the ‘bin Laden
  1189. did it and planes-and-fires brought down the Towers’ official story on CBS
  1190. News on 9/11 in the immediate aftermath of the attacks before anyone
  1191. without insider knowledge could have possibly determined the actual cause
  1192. of the collapses, taking pains to state that explosives were not involved,
  1193. when they were. The OEM opened on the 23rd floor of WTC7 in June 1999,
  1194. where Hauer, its director, had his office. Hauer was also managing director
  1195. of Kroll Associates before and on 9/11, the company that provided ‘security’
  1196. for the World Trade Center, including all three buildings brought down by
  1197. controlled demolition that morning, and thus had complete access to preplace
  1198. the explosive charges he adamantly insisted on national TV on 9/11
  1199. were not involved. Hauer became a National Security adviser to the
  1200. National Institutes of Health on Sept. 10, the very day TRIPOD II personnel
  1201. arrived in New York City , from which new NIH post he managed the Bush
  1202. Administration’s ‘response’ to the imminent anthrax attacks and the
  1203. initial cover up of the insider anthrax killers. 6) Gary Bauer, the rightwing
  1204. ‘family values’ zealot who ‘happened’ to be one of the ‘witnesses’
  1205. to immediately claim publicly to have seen ‘Flight 77 hit the Pentagon’,
  1206. proven by the evidence to be a physical impossibility; and 7) then National
  1207. Security Council Middle East adviser Zalmay Khalizad close to NSC
  1208. Director Condolezza Rice, soon to be the first US Ambassador to
  1209. Afghanistan after 9/11 and then U.S. Ambassador to Iraq – the very
  1210. two countries whose invasions were rationalized as retaliation for the 9/11
  1211. attacks. During the Cold War, Khalizad was reportedly a liaison to then
  1212. CIA “bag man” Osama bin Laden in the CIA-Pakistani ISI-Saudi covert
  1213. war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, the crucible from which al Qaeda
  1214. later emerged. ‘Al Qaeda’, in fact, was originally the CIA’s and ISI’s
  1215. list of anti-Soviet foreign fighters in Afghanistan.
  1216. Other key suspects are New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani;
  1217. Air Force General William Hayden, later Director of the CIA and then
  1218. head of the National Security Agency (NSA), which tapped the calls of
  1219. lead hijacker Mohamed Atta and 9/11 “mastermind” Khalid Sheikh
  1220. Mohammed the day before 9/11, and surely on many other occasions
  1221. before 9/11 as well—all almost certainly without FISA warrants as
  1222. required by law. These pre-9/11 warrant-less NSA taps put the lie to
  1223. President Bush’s claim that he initiated the program of warrant-less
  1224. NSA taps of al Qaeda suspects because of—and thus only after—9/11.
  1225. Yet another key suspect is Army Lieutenant General William “Jerry”
  1226. Boykin, the radical Christian fundamentalist Special Operations commando
  1227. recently proposed to head the Army’s Special Operations Command.
  1228. Another is the Pentagon’s POP2 office, which reportedly plans and
  1229. scripts “false flag” operations—attacks planned and orchestrated by the
  1230. U.S. military but made to appear perpetrated by an outside enemy to
  1231. justify U.S. military “retaliation.” Two other key suspects are Defense
  1232. Intelligence Agency (DIA) Iran expert Lawrence “Larry” Franklin,
  1233. who was “loaned” to Perle and Wolfowitz’s neocon co-conspirator
  1234. Douglas Feith and arrested for passing national security secrets to
  1235. Israeli operatives at a meeting of top American-Israel Public Affairs
  1236. Committee (AIPAC) personnel. Franklin also was and is an officer
  1237. in the Air Force Reserves, which directed NORAD’s “Vigilant
  1238. Guardian/Vigilant Warrior” hijack-scenario exercises on 9/11.
  1239. Scrutiny should also be leveled at the scriptwriters for the
  1240. NORAD hijack-scenario and NRO plane-into-tower emergency
  1241. response exercises planned for and held on 9/11, especially members
  1242. of their lead “White Teams,” which set the content and then oversee
  1243. both “Red Team attackers” and “Blue Team defenders” on the actual
  1244. day of an exercise, in this case on 9/11 itself. And every one of the
  1245. as-yet-to-be-identified “top Pentagon officials” who on Sept. 10, 2001,
  1246. the day before 9/11, according to Newsweek, suddenly cancelled their
  1247. already-booked flights for September 11.19 Also National Military
  1248. Command Center (NMCC) commander Brig. Gen. Montague Winfield,
  1249. who on that same day, September 10, asked his deputy, Navy Capt.
  1250. Charles Leidig to take over for him the next morning between 8:30
  1251. and 10:30 -- precisely the time window of the “exercises” whose details
  1252. and date had been given to Mohammed Atta. Further investigation should
  1253. be directed at the (government) “agency”, variously reported as the sole
  1254. client of Deutsche Bank, that the 9/11 Commission revealed, without
  1255. identifying by name, took out the vast majority of the put options on
  1256. American Airlines, United Airlines, Boeing and Morgan Stanley Dean
  1257. Witter in the few days before 9/11. Also, Michael Chertoff, U.S. Attorney
  1258. for the District of New Jersey during the first 1993 attack on the World
  1259. Trade Center who, as a private attorney, represented Egyptian-born US
  1260. resident Magdy Elamir, under investigation for illegally diverting millions
  1261. of dollars and whose brother, Mohammed Elamir, funded arms smugglers
  1262. linked to al Qaeda.20 Significantly, Mohamed Atta’s name in his country
  1263. of birth, Egypt, was also Mohamed Elamir. In other words, the very man
  1264. President Bush put in charge of the entire 9/11 “investigation” as then
  1265. Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division soon to be appointed
  1266. Director of the new Department of Homeland Security -- the top official
  1267. charged with defending the U.S. mainland from an attack by al Qaeda --
  1268. may have himself been directly involved with Al Qaeda and even with
  1269. Mohamed Atta himself. In fact, Chertoff may well have been the top
  1270. Bush-Cheney insider whom we know (see above) was the source for
  1271. Atta’s finally being told the date of “his own” attack. Also, FBI
  1272. headquarters supervisor on 9/11 David Frasca and his deputy Michael
  1273. Maltbie, who ignored 70 pleas by Zacarias Moussaoui’s FBI interrogator
  1274. to let him investigate the contents of Moussaoui’s computer before 9/11.
  1275. Attention should especially be directed to Phillip Zelikow, a Bush-Cheney
  1276. White House NSC staff member along with Zalmay Khalizad to then NSC
  1277. Adviser Condoleezza Rice before and on 9/11. Zelikow both orchestrated
  1278. the 9/11 Commission Report cover up of the administration’s inside job
  1279. and, at Rice’s personal request, rewrote the Bush Administration’s official
  1280. national strategic plan draft to better match the global domination agenda
  1281. of the pre-9/11 PNAC manifesto brought to life by the Sept. 11 attacks.
  1282. Zelikow specializes in political mythologies, clearly the most important
  1283. qualification for being the orchestrator of the Official Myth of Sept. 11 --
  1284. The 9/11 Commission Report. Only someone in the innermost circle of
  1285. the real criminal conspirators would be trusted with this critical mission
  1286. of covering up their mass crime.
  1287. These are just some of the names knit into the Scroll of the
  1288. September 11 Truth Revolution.
  1289. Notes:
  1290. 1A) The clock stopped at the moment the Great Earthquake hit San
  1291. Francisco on April 18, 1906 is at http://sfgate.com/greatquake/.
  1292. 1B) List of widely varying initial reports of alleged Flight 77 impact times:
  1293. http://stevenwarran.blogspot.com/2007/02/when-did-pentagon-get-attackedexactly.
  1294. html.
  1295. 2) This photo of a Pentagon wall clock frozen at 9:31:40 am by the first
  1296. violent event at the Pentagon was posted on an official Navy web site at:
  1297. http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=2480Pentagonclock_BBC.
  1298. Note that whoever took this official Navy photo placed the clock in front of
  1299. a poster of the controversial Marine Corps part-helicopter/part-fixed-wing
  1300. plane the Osprey, perhaps thereby suggesting what may have struck the
  1301. building (after the inside explosions went off), if anything did. Though the
  1302. Osprey officially existed only in prototype at the time, a prototype Osprey
  1303. would be unique in that its military IFF transponder would have given off
  1304. a ‘friendly’ signal and it could have approached the Pentagon helipad
  1305. in its helicopter mode and changed over into fixed-wing plane mode at
  1306. the last second, taking defenses off guard. The “official” Pentagon clock
  1307. in the national 9/11 exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution, the electric
  1308. Skillcraft wall clock that hung on the wall of the Pentagon Heliport fire
  1309. station, is stopped at 9:31:30 -- only 10 seconds difference:
  1310. http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/september11/collection/search.asp?searc
  1311. h=1&keywords=Wall+clock&location= .
  1312. 2A) Videotaped under-oath testimony of April Gallop to the author, Irvine,
  1313. California, March 2007, approx. two hours. This testimony formed the basis
  1314. for a lawsuit filed by Ms. Gallop.
  1315. 2B) April Gallop’s watch, which was stopped just after 9:30 by the
  1316. explosion that happened at the precise moment she hit the ‘power on’ button
  1317. on her computer on the morning of 9/11, is evidence that the actual time of
  1318. the initial explosive violent at the Pentagon was closer to 9:30 than 9:32.
  1319. As the information about Gallop’s wrist watch was obtained after the first
  1320. version of this white paper was published, the author has retained 9:32
  1321. as a shorthand for the time window 9:30 to 9:32 within which, from the
  1322. subsequent additional evidence, the initial explosion at the Pentagon
  1323. occurred.
  1324. 2C) Audio of Jane Graham interview, KPFA Radio, Berkeley, Calif.
  1325. http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/62892
  1326. 3) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) timeline document “Executive
  1327. Summary Chronology of a Multiple Hijacking Crisis, September 11, 2001.”
  1328. 4) Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moller interview with Denmark Radio
  1329. P3, September 12, 2001, 6:15 am Denmark time. “…I saw smoke and fire
  1330. rising from the Pentagon at 9:32…My first impression was that a bomb had
  1331. been detonated at the Pentagon.” The audio of this radio interview is in the
  1332. 9/11 video documentary “Bomberne som Forsvandt” by Danish researcher
  1333. Henrik Melvang, available at www.unmask.dk and at
  1334. www.bombsinsidewtc.dk. See also the 9/11 timeline by European
  1335. researcher Jose Garcia in Reality, Truth and Evil Facts, Questions and
  1336. Perspectives on September 11, 2001, Temple Lodge Publications, 2005.
  1337. 4A) Naudet Brothers video:
  1338. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2457244225269763926&hl=en#
  1339. at 42:27.
  1340. 4B) Richard Clarke interview article at
  1341. http://www.nps.edu/About/News/Counterterrorism-Czar-Richard-Clarke-
  1342. Calls-for-New-National-Cyber-Defense-Policy-to-Prevent-a-Cyber-9/11-
  1343. .html
  1344. 4C) Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded
  1345. in the Skies Over America on 9/11, pp. 24-27.
  1346. 5) The 9/11 Conspiracy, Catfeet Press/Open Court , James Fetzer, editor,
  1347. 2006, chapter by Prof. James Fetzer; and photos of a JT8D turbojet engine
  1348. and the remnant found at the Pentagon at
  1349. http://www.simmeringfrogs.com/articles/jt8d.html.
  1350. 6) Report by two civilian defense contractor employees at
  1351. “Secret Global Hawk Refit for Sky Warrior,”
  1352. http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/05/318250.shtml.
  1353. 6A) Rear Admiral Hathaway bio information
  1354. (http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=complete_911_timeline_
  1355. 3229#complete_911_timeline_3229).
  1356. 7) 9/11 -- Coup Against America: The Pentagon Analysis, compilation
  1357. of Pentagon eyewitness reports, photos and analyses with hundreds of
  1358. references, by Peter Tiradera, Book Surge LLC, 2006, available from
  1359. petertiradera@yahoo.com .
  1360. 8) Perkal and Goldsmith:
  1361. http://911research.wtc7.net/pentagon/evidence/witnesses/explosive.html.
  1362. Danner: American Free Press, July 7, 2006, reporting based on audio
  1363. report by Republic Broadcasting Network, summary at
  1364. http://www.total911.info/2006/07/pentagon-eyewitness-ids-globalhawk.
  1365. html.
  1366. 9) Author interview with former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense
  1367. for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, Monterey, California;
  1368. summary posted on Naval Postgraduate School web site www.nps.navy.mil,
  1369. subsequently changed to www.nps.edu. Article no longer posted; hard copy
  1370. available from the author.
  1371. 9A) Personal communication to the author by Rhett Flater, Executive
  1372. Director of the American Helicopter Society.
  1373. 9B) “Chilling Aerial Photos of 9/11 Attack Released: Police Aerial Photos
  1374. Show World Trade Center Collapse”
  1375. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=9796098.
  1376. 10) Videotaped testimony of William (“Willy”) Rodriguez, former World
  1377. Trade Center janitor and the last person to leave the WTC alive on
  1378. September 11, in the 9/11 documentary “Loose Change,” second edition,
  1379. text in parentheses added: “All of a sudden we hear ‘Boom!’ in the
  1380. basement. I thought it was a generator that blew up, and I said to myself,
  1381. ‘Oh, my God, I think it was a generator. And I was going to verbalize it,
  1382. and when I finished saying that in my mind I heard (another, second)
  1383. ‘Boom!’ right on the top (above), pretty far away. And so it was a
  1384. difference (in space and time) between coming from the basement and
  1385. coming from the top…and a person comes running into the office (in
  1386. the first basement level, from a deeper basement level) saying
  1387. ‘Explosion!’…and he said ‘(it was from) The elevators!’ And there
  1388. were many (deep basement WTC1) explosions.”
  1389. 11) “Agency (NRO) Planned Exercise on September 11 Built Around a
  1390. Plane Crashing into a Building,” Associated Press, August 22, 2002; by
  1391. Jonathan Lumpkin; “They Scrambled Jets, but It was a Race They Couldn’t
  1392. Win,” Syracuse Post-Standard, January 20, 2002, by Hart Seely; “Rome
  1393. Staff’s Efforts on 9/11 Earn Praise, Commission Says Military Did
  1394. the Best It Could with the Information It Had,” Syracuse Post-Standard,
  1395. June 18, 2004, by Hart Seely; Complete 9/11 Military Exercises Timeline,
  1396. Cooperative Research, at
  1397. http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete_911_ti
  1398. meline&before-9/11=militaryExercises;
  1399. Crossing the Rubicon, by Michael Ruppert, Chapter 19: “Wargames
  1400. and High Tech: Paralyzing the System to Pull Off the Attacks” and
  1401. Chapter 20: “Q&A: Many Asked, Some Answered––and a Golden
  1402. Moment,” New Society Publishers, 2004. In the Acknowledgements
  1403. to Rubicon, p. xi, Ruppert credits the author with what he refers to as
  1404. “the Holy Grail of 9/11 research” (p. 336): Thanks to Barbara Honegger,
  1405. who kept hammering on the wargames until we all paid notice…
  1406. you showed me the most important lead I needed to put it all together.”
  1407. 12) “Detainee’s Suit Gains Support from Jet’s Log,” New York Times,
  1408. March 30, 2005, p. A1. Key excerpt, text in parentheses added: “Mr. Arar
  1409. (a “rendered” detainee) says he followed the (Gulfstream jet) plane’s
  1410. movements on a map displayed on a video screen (inside the plane),
  1411. watching it as he traveled to Dulles Airport outside Washington, to a
  1412. Maine Airport he believed was in Portland (Maine), to Rome, and finally
  1413. to Amman, Jordan, where he was blindfolded and driven to Syria.”
  1414. Though the FAA claims its records show a plane on that date making
  1415. the other stops but landing in Bangor, not Portland , Maine, the detainee’s
  1416. account may be accurate, as only Portland ’s airport is labeled an
  1417. “International Jet Port ,” specializing in landings and takeoffs of just
  1418. such private, corporate and government jets.
  1419. 13) Ironically, at the final hearing of the Kean Commission, where its report
  1420. was released to the press and public, commissioner John Lehman responded
  1421. to the question, What if anything remained unknown, by noting that the
  1422. Commission still wasn’t clear as to “how Atta chose the date for the attacks.”
  1423. 14) Summary interrogation of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, claimed
  1424. “mastermind” of the September 11 attack plot, read into the Zacarias
  1425. Moussaoui sentencing trial record by the prosecution on March 27, 2006;
  1426. the full text is part of the court proceedings transcript for that date available
  1427. through Exemplaris.com.
  1428. 15) The 9/11 Commission Report, note 116, p. 458, at http://www.9-
  1429. 11commission.gov/report/911Report.pdf. Key excerpt: “On 9/11,
  1430. NORAD was scheduled to conduct a military exercise, Vigilant Guardian,
  1431. which postulated a bomber attack from the former Soviet Union .”
  1432. 15A) http://www.judicialwatch.org/1967.shtml
  1433. 15B) http://truthmovecom.blogspot.com/2008/07/jerome-hauer-911-
  1434. suspect-awaiting.html
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