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Title: Sept. 11th 2001


1
Sept. 11th 2001
  • Leaps of Faith Required to Accept the Official
    Story on what caused the WTC buildings to
    collapse

2
The mountain of information and dis-information
  • Due to the scope of Sept 11th, only the collapse
    of the twin towers and buildings in the WTC area
    will be scrutinized here
  • This is the first in a 3 part series.
  • This information is available publicly from
    various means and will hopefully make you
    question what happened on that fateful day.

3
WTC 1 (North Tower)A brief review of what
happened.
  • At 846 AM, a jet, apparently Flight 11, slammed
    into the northeast face of the tower, creating an
    impact hole that extended from the 92nd to 98th
    floors.
  • There is only one known video, and no known
    photographs, capturing the moment of impact and
    subsequent fireball development (Picture from
    video still frame)
  • The only piece of plane documented to exit the
    North Tower was a small piece of landing gear.

4
WTC 1 (North Tower)
  • Structural failure within 42mins ?
  • Destruction
  • The North Tower began its precipitous collapse at
    1028 AM. The collapse began in an instant, as
    the entire overhanging section of the tower began
    its telescoping plunge into the intact section.
    Although no flames had been visible in the crash
    zone for some time, a second after the collapse
    began, large orange flames bellowed out from the
    collapse zone. Within about two seconds, the
    exploding clouds of dust swallowed up the tower's
    top.

5
WTC 2 (South Tower)
  • At 903 AM, a jet, apparently Flight 175, slammed
    into the southwest face of the tower, creating an
    impact hole that extended from the 78th to 84th
    floors. Upon impact, large fireballs emerged from
    the southwest, southeast, and northeast faces,
    and east corner.

6
WTC 2 (South Tower)
  • Destruction
  • The South Tower began its precipitous collapse at
    959 AM. At first the portion of the tower above
    the crash zone began to tilt to the southeast,
    while the first explosions of dust began at the
    crash zone. Then, at about 2.5 seconds the top
    began to fall, and its rotation decelerated. At
    about the 6.5-second mark, the top was completely
    swallowed up by the huge growing dust cloud.
  • In apparently spontaneous commentary, Peter
    Jennings indicated that the event looked like a
    controlled demolition by pointing out that access
    to the "underlying infrastructure" is required to
    bring down such a building.
  • In just 56 minutes structural failure occurred ?

7
WTC 3 (World Trade Center Hotel)
  • WTC 3 was first partially crushed by the steel
    skeleton fragments from the collapse South Tower
    and then further crushed by those from the North
    Tower. In each case the rubble, falling from as
    much as 1300 feet, collapsed regions spanning
    several floors but was arrested by the building's
    steel structure.

8
WTC 4
  • WTC 4 was a nine-story building that stood
    directly east and southeast of the South Tower.
    Most of its floors were occupied by Deutsche
    Bank, and the New York Board of Trade.
  • WTC 4 was severely damaged by fallout from the
    collapse of the South Tower, with all but one
    wing of the building having collapsed to ground
    level.

9
WTC 5
  • Some reports suggested that explosions were
    responsible for the holes in WTC 5 and 6.
  • Serious fires raged through WTC 5 for hours.
    Despite the massive structural damage shown by
    the holes, and fires far more severe than those
    in WTC 1, 2, and 7, WTC 5 did not collapse.

10
WTC 6
  • WTC 6 was an eight-story building that stood
    directly northeast of the North Tower (WTC 1). It
    housed the offices of 760 employees of the U.S.
    Customs service.
  • WTC 6 was severely damaged with two holes that
    extend the height of the building.
  • Despite the massive structural damage shown by
    the holes, and fires probably more severe than
    those in WTC 1, 2, and 7, WTC 6 did not collapse.

11
The Mysterious Levelling of Building 7
  • At 520 PM on 9/11/01 the only building with a
    World Trade Center address that stood on a
    different block from the rest of the complex,
    47-story steel-framed WTC 7, underwent a sudden
    total collapse.
  • All government reports published since the attack
    that mention the building, blame its collapse on
    a combination of structural damage and subsequent
    fires.

12
The Mysterious Levelling of Building 7
  • Observing the collapse of 47-story WTC 7 shows it
    to have all of the features of an implosion
    engineered by controlled demolition.
  • The collapse of the main structure commences
    suddenly (several seconds after the penthouse
    falls).
  • The building sinks in a precisely vertical manner
    into its footprint.
  • Puffs of dust emerge from the building's facade
    early in the event.
  • The collapse is total, producing a rubble pile
    only about three stories high.
  • The main structure collapses totally in under 7
    seconds, only about a second slower than it would
    take a brick dropped from the building's roof to
    reach the ground in a vacuum.

13
So what you may say? All this tells me what I
already knew. Or so you think?
  • Characteristics of the Twin Tower Collapses and
    What They Show
  • The destructions of the two towers were almost
    identical. The most apparent difference is that
    the top of the South Tower tipped for a few
    seconds before falling, whereas the top of the
    North Tower telescoped straight down from the
    start.
  • Yet Building 7 collapsed in a totally different,
    but controlled manner. Building 7 collapsed from
    the ground up, much in the same way that a normal
    controlled demolition occurs.
  • Prior to September 11th, no steel framed building
    had ever undergone total collapse due to any
    cause or combination of causes other than
    controlled demolition and severe earthquakes.
    Such buildings have survived hurricanes, sever
    fires, earthquakes, and bombings, but none have
    fallen down of their own weight -- an event that
    was portrayed as inevitable by the media on
    September 11th.

14
Fire Severity How Serious Were the Twin Towers'
Fires?
  • At least 18 survivors evacuated from above the
    crash zone of the South Tower through a stairwell
    that passed through the crash zone, and many more
    would have were it not for confusion in the
    evacuation process. None of the survivors
    reported great heat around the crash zone.
  • An audiotape of firefighter communications
    revealed that firefighters had reached the 78th
    floor sky lobby of the South Tower and were
    enacting a plan to evacuate people and put out
    the "two pockets of fire" they found, just before
    the tower was destroyed.

15
Fire Severity How Serious Were the Twin Towers'
Fires?
  • Visible flames diminished greatly over time.
    Significant emergence of flames from the building
    is only seen in a region of the North Tower 10
    stories above the impact zone.
  • South Tower Virtually no flames were visible at
    the time of its collapse.
  • North Tower Flames were visible in several areas
    at the time of its collapse. A region of flames
    on the 105th floor is seen after the South Tower
    collapse.
  • The smoke darkened over time. While the fires in
    both towers emitted light grey smoke during the
    first few minutes following the impacts, the
    colour of the smoke became darker.
  • South Tower Smoke from the fires was black by
    the time it collapsed. At that time it was only a
    small fraction of the volume of the smoke from
    the North Tower.
  • North Tower Smoke from the fires had become much
    darker by the time the South Tower was struck, 17
    minutes after the fires were ignited. The smoke
    was nearly black when the South Tower collapsed.
    Thereafter the smoke appears to have lightened
    and emerged from the building at an accelerated
    rate.
  • Dark smoke implies the presence of soot, which is
    composed of uncombusted hydrocarbons. Soot is
    produced when a fire is oxygen-starved, or has
    just been extinguished. Soot also has a high
    thermal capacity and may act to rob a fire of
    heat by carrying it away.

16
Fire Severity How Serious Were the Twin Towers'
Fires?
  • The plane crashes resulted in significant fires
    in both towers, at least for the first few
    minutes after the crashes.
  • As time progressed the fires in at least the
    South Tower appeared to diminish greatly in
    severity. This was probably due to most of the
    jet fuel being exhausted within a few minutes of
    the impacts. Since kerosene (jet fuel) has a low
    boiling point and a low flash point, most of it
    would have evaporated and caught fire quickly.
  • Fires in the North Tower covered extensive
    regions, at least near the perimeter walls, of
    about three floors. Fires in the South Tower also
    extended over about three floors, but were more
    localized to one side of the building.
  • The fires were not hot enough to produce
    significant window breakage in either tower.
    Window breakage is a common occurrence in large
    office fires, particularly when temperatures
    exceed 600Â C.
  • The flames mostly remained within the buildings.
    Significant emergence of flames from the
    buildings, another common feature of large office
    fires, was only observed in a limited region of
    the North Tower.
  • The fires did not spread significantly beyond the
    impact region. With the exception of a region of
    fire about 10 floors above the crash zone in the
    North Tower, the fires remained around the impact
    zones.
  • The fires did not cause parts of the building to
    glow. At temperatures above 700Â C, steel glows
    red hot, a feature that is visible in daylight.

17
Fire Severity How Serious Were the Twin Towers'
Fires?
  • How could fires so severe leave a survivor
    looking through the hole left by the crashed
    airliner?

18
Collapsing Skyscrapers 9-11 "Changed
Everything", Including the Laws of Physics
  • When WTC 2 disintegrated into an exploding cloud
    of dust, obliterating 1000 vertical feet of
    intact structure from top to bottom as quickly as
    a rock would fall the distance, the news anchors
    were ready with a word to describe the
    phenomenon collapse.
  • The shock of the novelty of the attack itself
    could be relied on to suspend the disbelief of
    nearly everyone watching.
  • By the time WTC 1 disintegrated, 27 minutes after
    WTC 2 did, the collapse of skyscrapers hit by
    planes had become inevitable. This was
    reinforced by the repeated reference to the
    767-200s as "jumbo jets" -- even though they are
    less than half the size of a 747 -- and repeated
    assertions that no one had ever anticipated
    fuel-laden jets crashing into buildings -- when
    in fact the building designers had contemplated
    just that scenario.

19
Concrete Pulverization Twin Towers' Concrete
Turned to Dust in Mid-Air
  • A striking feature of the Twin Towers'
    destruction was the pulverization of most of the
    concrete into gravel and dust before it hit the
    ground.
  • Many observers have likened the Towers'
    destruction to volcanoes, noting that the Towers
    seemed to be transformed into columns of thick
    dust in the air.

20
Collapsing Buildings The New Phenomenon of
Steel Buildings Crushing Themselves.
  • It is interesting that, in spite of the thorough
    devastation of all the buildings with World Trade
    Center addresses, no buildings outside the blue
    zones were sufficiently damaged to warrant their
    demolition. The "collapse" of Building 7 was
    remarkably tidy. Although it was wedged between
    the Verizon building and the U.S. Post Office
    building, it barely damaged either of them.

21
Anomalies in WTC buildings destruction.
  • The Twin Towers exploded into dust and shattered
    steel, a behaviour inconsistent with the known
    behaviour of steel structures outside of
    explosive demolition.
  • The South Tower was struck 17 minutes after the
    North Tower, and in a less damaging manner, and
    it had less severe fires, yet it collapsed 29
    minutes before the North Tower.
  • The South Tower's core structure was largely
    undamaged by the off-centred jet impact, unlike
    the North Tower, yet it collapsed sooner.
  • The South Tower had much less severe fires than
    the North Tower, and yet collapsed sooner.
  • Smoke from the fires in the South Tower became
    progressively darker up to the time it collapsed.
  • Both towers started to disintegrate at regions
    above and below the crash zones in the first
    seconds of their falls.
  • Both towers fell straight down, through
    themselves, following the path of maximum
    resistance, a behaviour never before observed in
    spontaneous collapses of any type of vertical
    structure.
  • The collapses exhibited features never otherwise
    seen except in controlled demolitions sudden
    onset accompanied by thunderous bangs, visible
    explosions ringing their perimeters, energetic
    ejections of dust at regular intervals, and
    copious production of dust.
  • Both towers exploded outward and were shredded
    and pulverized -- a pattern of destruction much
    more destructive than normal controlled
    demolitions, yet this result was supposedly
    produced without the added energy of explosives.

22
Anomalies in WTC 7 buildings destruction.
  • Building 7 experienced total collapse, allegedly
    because of fires, when no steel-frame building
    before or since has ever collapsed, totally or
    even partially, due to fires. Building 7 was an
    over-engineered 47-story steel-frame skyscraper,
    standing over 350 feet from the nearest of the
    Twin Towers. Only small fires burned in it on
    September 11th. It was not hit by an aircraft.
  • Building 7 collapsed in a nearly perfectly
    vertical fall, leaving the buildings only 60 feet
    on either side virtually unscathed. It collapsed
    into a remarkably small rubble pile of mostly
    pulverized remains, when no steel building
    falling for any reason has ever pulverized
    itself.
  • Building 7 contained a 23 million dollar
    emergency command center, it was constructed as a
    bomb-hardened shelter, but instead of using it
    for its ostensible purpose, then-Mayor Giuliani
    evacuated his team to a makeshift command center
    as soon as the September 11th attack started.
  • The remains of Building 7 were rapidly removed
    and the steel recycled, evidently without any
    on-site and only extremely limited off-site
    examination. The rapid disposal operation
    proceeded despite the fact that no one was
    believed buried in the rubble, and the tidy
    rubble pile was not blocking adjacent roads.
  • The building's owner, Larry Silverstein, stated
    on a PBS documentary that he had conferred with
    the fire dept. commander on a decision to "pull
    it." Neither the FEMA nor NIST reports commented
    on this remark.

23
Destroyed WTC Evidence What Became of the
Physical Evidence of the WTC Attack ?
  • Virtually none of the physical evidence of the
    horrific crime of the September 11th attack on
    Lower Manhattan survives.
  • Even though the planes were largely shredded on
    impact, forensic analysis could have confirmed
    whether they were really Flights 11 and 175, as
    opposed to other aircraft.
  • The "collapses", however, assured that the
    aircraft remains would be degraded beyond
    recognition or at least that no one would expect
    investigators to recover them.
  • The structural steel was removed and recycled
    with astonishing speed, while volanteer
    investigators were hampered by red tape and
    access restrictions.

24
Other Skyscraper Fires Have Never Caused
Skyscrapers to Collapse
  • The One Meridian Plaza Fire
  • One Meridian Plaza is a 38-floor skyscraper in
    Philadelphia that suffered a severe fire on
    February 23, 1991. The fire started on the 22nd
    floor and raged for 18 hours, gutting eight
    floors and causing an estimated 100 million in
    direct property loss.
  • The First Interstate Bank Fire
  • The First Interstate Bank Building is a 62-story
    skyscraper in Los Angeles that suffered the worst
    high-rise fire in the city's history. From the
    late evening of May 4, 1988 through the early
    morning of the next day, 64 fire companies
    battled the blaze, which lasted for 3 1/2 hours.

25
The Windsor Building FireHuge Fire in
Steel-Reinforced Concrete Building Causes Partial
Collapse
  • The Windsor Building Fire
  • The most recent case of a severe high-rise fire
    is the one that destroyed the Windsor Building in
    Madrid, Spain on February 12, 2005.
  • At its peak, the fire, which burned for almost a
    day, completely engulfed the upper ten stories of
    the building.
  • The fire caused the collapse of the top floor
    spans surrounding the still-standing core
    structure of the ten uppermost floors.
  • Yet despite the intense fire which lasted almost
    a day, it did not collapse.

26
Explosions Explosive Events in the Twin Towers
  • While the explosive nature of the events that
    destroyed the Twin Towers is evident in their
    gross features such as the mushrooming of the
    tops and the huge clouds of concrete dust
    produced in the air, there are many specific
    observations that point to the detonations of
    explosions within the towers.
  • This photograph shows two puffs of dust emerging
    from the walls well below the expanding dust
    cloud.
  • High-Velocity "Demolition Squibs" Are Visible in
    the Twin Towers' Collapses in virtually every
    photo and video footage .

27
Asbestos in the WTC Towers' Destruction
'Solved' Asbestos Problem
  • The Twin Towers had large amounts of asbestos
    fireproofing which would have necessitated costly
    removal had they remained standing.
  • A region of several square miles was blanketed by
    fine powder resulting from the explosive
    collapses of the Twin Towers. This powder,
    consisting of the pulverized remains of
    non-metallic components and contents of the
    towers, contained significant percentages of
    asbestos .
  • A report by the Arnold Porter law firm provides
    some details on the asbestos application and
    removalThe WTC towers were built from 1968 to
    1972. A slurry mixture of asbestos and cement was
    sprayed on as fireproofing material. But this
    practice was banned by the New York City Council
    in 1971. This halted the spraying, but not before
    hundreds of tons of the material had been
    applied. Some but not all of it was later removed
    in an abatement program.

28
A 1000 Missing Bodies So Falling Buildings
Vaporize People?
  • The event didn't spare the corpses either, as
    they were vaporized, according to the coroner.
  • The fires were limited to small parts of the
    buildings. How did the collapse of the buildings
    vaporize thousands of bodies? It takes exposure
    of a body to 1400-1800 degrees F for at least two
    hours to cremate a body.
  • An entire year after the attack, the medical
    examiner had only identified only half of the
    victims, despite a well-funded forensic effort
    using the most advanced DNA identification
    techniques.

29
Crash-Proof Passport Hijacker's Passport and a
Landing Gear Fragment Alone Survive Fiery Crash
  • According to ABC News and the Associated Press,
    the passport of hijacker Satam Al Suqami was
    found a few blocks from the WTC.

30
Access Restrictions The Closure of Ground Zero
to Investigators
  • While the steel was being removed from the site
    of the three largest and most mysterious
    structural failures in history, even the team
    FEMA had assembled to investigate the failures --
    the Building Performance Assessment Team (BPAT)
    -- was denied access to the evidence.
  • The Science Committee of the House of
    Representatives later identified several aspects
    of the FEMA-controlled operation that prevented
    the conduct of an adquate investigation.
  • The BPAT did not control the steel. "The lack of
    authority of investigators to impound pieces of
    steel for investigation before they were recycled
    led to the loss of important pieces of evidence."
  • FEMA required BPAT members to sign
    confidentiality agreements that "frustrated the
    efforts of independent researchers to understand
    the collapse."
  • The BPAT was not granted access to "pertinent
    building documents... "The BPAT team does not
    plan, nor does it have sufficient funding, to
    fully analyze the structural data it collected to
    determine the reasons for the collapse of the WTC
    buildings."

31
Missing Trillions Rumsfeld Buries Admission of
Missing 2 Trillion Dollars in 9/10/01 Press
Conference
  • On September 10, 2001, Secretary of Defense
    Donald Rumsfeld held a press conference to
    disclose that over 2,000,000,000,000 in Pentagon
    funds could not be accounted for. Rumsfeld
    stated "According to some estimates we cannot
    track 2.3 trillion in transactions.
  • Such a disclosure normally would have sparked a
    huge scandal. However, the commencement of the
    attack on New York City and Washington in the
    morning would assure that the story remained
    buried. To the trillions already missing from the
    coffers, an obedient Congress terrorized by
    anthrax attacks would add billions more in
    appropriations to fight the "War on Terror."

32
How did they get control of the aircraft ?
  • We were told that the failures of the crews to
    put up a fight was not surprising, since
    September 11th was the first time hijacked planes
    had been used for suicide attacks in the US.
  • At least one of the two pilots of all four of the
    flights were formerly in the military, and some
    had combat experience in Vietnam.
  • The captain of AA Flight 11 was an ex-Air Force
    fighter pilot in Vietnam and joined American
    Airlines in 1979. His co-pilot, flew F-14
    fighters for the Navy.
  • The captain of UAL Flight 175 was a former Navy
    fighter pilot of the Vietnam era.
  • The captain of AA Flight 77 was a graduate of the
    Naval Academy and honour graduate of the Navy
    "Top Gun" school, in Miramar, CA. He flew F-4
    Phantoms for the Navy. He then left the Navy in
    1979 to join American Airlines.
  • The first officer of UAL Flight 93 was an Air
    Force Academy graduate and a former Air Force
    pilot.
  • Can you imagine they did it with plastic knives
    and box cutters?

33
Pilots Disarmed 2 Months Before Attack, Armed
Pilots Banned
  • For 40 years prior to 9/11/01, a Federal Aviation
    Administration (FAA) rule had allowed commercial
    airlines pilots to carry firearms in the cockpit.
    The rule was adopted in in the wake of the 1961
    Cuban missile crisis as a measure to prevent
    hijackings.
  • Just two months before 9/11/01, the FAA rescinded
    the rule without explanation. According to Jon
    Dougherty, reporter for WorldNetDaily.com, the
    FAA failed to return numerous calls requesting an
    explanation for the rule change.

34
Carousing Jihadists Devout Muslim Hijackers
Partied at Strip Bars Before Suicide Mission for
Allah
  • The hijackers, we were told, were extreme Islamic
    fundamentalists, driven by their religious fervor
    to make the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Yet some of these hijackers had used credit cards
    to pay for drinks and lap dances at a topless bar
    the night before, according to the FBI.
  • There are also reports of hijackers leaving
    copies of the Koran behind, once at a bar, and
    once in a rental car -- surprising behaviour for
    devout Muslims.

35
Resurrected Hijackers Several Suicide Hijackers
Later Turn Up Alive in the Middle East , thorough
investigations??
  • Of the 19 alleged hijackers identified by the
    FBI, at least six turned up alive after the
    attack. The FBI's identifications included names,
    photographs, and, in several cases, other
    personal details -- all of which matched the six
    persons who surfaced after the attack to proclaim
    their innocence.
  • Abdulaziz Alomari Abdulaziz told the London-based
    Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper "The name listed by
    the FBI is my name and the birth date is the
    same as mine, but I am not the one who bombed the
    World Trade Center in New York." Saudi Embassy
    officials in Washington defended the innocence of
    Alomari, saying that his passport was stolen in
    1996 and that he had reported the theft to the
    police. Alleged Flight 11 hijacker.
  • Saeed Alghamdi, a Saudi Airlines pilot, was
    identified by the FBI of being a hijacker of
    Flight 93 Alghamdi was "shocked and furious" to
    learn this three days after the attack, noting
    that his name, place of residence, date of birth,
    and occupation matched those described by the
    FBI.
  • Al-Hamzi was identified by the FBI as one of the
    hijackers of Flight 77, thought to have crashed
    into the Pentagon.
  • Al-Nami was identified by the FBI as one of the
    hijackers of Flight 93.
  • Waleed Alshehri, a Saudi Arabian pilot, was
    identified by the FBI as one of the hijackers of
    Flight 11. Alshehri turned up in Morocco after
    the attack where he contacted both the Saudi and
    American authorities to tell them he was not
    involved in the attack.
  • Abdulrahman al-Omari, a Saudi Airlines pilot, was
    identified by the FBI as one of the hijackers of
    Flight 11. After learning this, he visited the US
    consulate in Jeddah to demand an explanation.
  • Ameer and Adnan Bukhari were named by CNN as
    suspected hijackers of Flight 175, the jetliner
    which crashed into the South Tower, in an article
    dated 9/13/01. In a correction, CNN stated that
    Ameer Bukhari died in a small plane crash in
    Florida, and that Adnan was still alive in
    Florida, having passed a polygraph test to
    confirm his innocence

36
NORAD Stand-Down The Prevention of
Interceptions of the Commandeered Planes
  • Failures to report Based on the official
    timeline, the FAA response times for reporting
    the deviating aircraft were many times longer
    than the prescribed times.
  • Failures to scramble NORAD, once notified of the
    off-course aircraft, failed to scramble jets from
    the nearest bases.
  • Failures to intercept Once airborne,
    interceptors failed to reach their targets
    because they flew at small fractions of their top
    speeds.
  • Failures to redeploy Fighters that were airborne
    and within interception range of the deviating
    aircraft were not redeployed to pursue them.

37
Insider Trading Pre-9/11 Put Options on
Companies Hurt by Attack Indicates Foreknowledge.
  • Financial transactions in the days before the
    attack suggest that certain individuals used
    foreknowledge of the attack to reap huge profits.
    The evidence of insider trading includes
  • Huge surges in purchases of put options on stocks
    of the two airline used in the attack -- United
    Airlines and American Airlines
  • Surges in purchases of put options on stocks of
    reinsurance companies expected to pay out
    billions to cover losses from the attack --
    Munich Re and the AXA Group
  • Surges in purchases of put options on stocks of
    recorded by several financial services companies
    hurt by the attack -- Merrill Lynch Co., and
    Morgan Stanley and Bank of America
  • Huge surge in purchases of call options of stock
    of a weapons manufacturer expected to gain from
    the attack -- Raytheon
  • Huge surges in purchases of 5-Year US Treasury
    Notes

38
George W. Bush Strange re-actions from a
President
  • George W. Bush had important business to attend
    to on September 11th reading a book, My Pet
    Goat, with second-graders in Booker Elementary
    School in Sarasota, Florida, apparently to
    promote his "education program". Before entering
    the classroom around 902 he was aware of the
    crash of Flight 11 into the North Tower. Later he
    said And I was sitting outside the classroom
    waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the
    tower -- the TV was obviously on, and I use to
    fly myself, and I said, 'There's one terrible
    pilot.' And I said, 'It must have been a horrible
    accident.' But I was whisked off there -- I
    didn't have much time to think about it. At this
    stage NO FOOTAGE OF THE ACTUAL CRASH was
    available to the media.
  • At 906, as Bush sat in front of the class,
    Andrew Card approached him whispered something
    into his ear, taking less than two seconds. He is
    supposed to have told Bush that a second plane
    hit the towers. Bush looked momentarily
    befuddled. He did not ask his staff for further
    details. He remained seated and read out loud
    with the kids for at least eight more minutes,
    not leaving the classroom until 916.
  • Why didn't he interrupt the photo op to respond
    to the nation being under attack? Did he lapse
    into a stupor because of shock? Even so, why did
    the Secret Service not immediately evacuate him
    to secure quarters?

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Minimized Fatalities
  • The death toll of the September 11th mass murder
    was large by historical standards of massacres.
    Yet it would have been much larger if not for a
    number of characteristics of the attacks which
    appear planned to minimize the death toll while
    still carrying out the unprecedented terror of
    flying jetliners into two of the largest
    buildings in the world, then demolishing them
    with people still inside. The characteristics
    include the selection of flights, the timing of
    the attacks, the selection of targets, and the
    positions of the aircraft collisions in each of
    the three targets.
  • At the time the Pentagon was hit, about 20,000
    people were at work in the building. Yet despite
    the significant portion of the building affected
    by the crash, only 125 Pentagon employees were
    killed. The portion of the building that
    sustained the impact, called "Wedge One", had
    recently undergone renovations including the
    reinforcement of exterior walls with steel beams
    and columns
  • The timing of the attacks greatly reduced the
    human carnage. September 11th was an election day
    in New York City, and was only weeks away from
    the planned re-occupancy of much of the part of
    the Pentagon that was destroyed. The time of day
    seemed calculated to minimize the loss of life
    while still maximizing psychological impact.
  • Also interesting are the far more lethal targets
    that the perpetrators passed over. Flight 11 flew
    directly over the Indian Point nuclear power
    plant, and Flight 175 flew within about two
    minutes of it.

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Maximized Psychological Impact
  • The September 11th attacks appeared to be
    engineered to maximize the psychological impact
    on Americans
  • The expression "Shock and Awe" was officially
    adopted to describe the opening strategy of the
    2003 attack on Iraq. Although it didn't seem to
    impress Iraqis, it worked brilliantly in the 9-11
    incident, where its creators couldn't claim
    credit for it. Not only did it provide the Bush
    administration a pretext to attack Afghanistan,
    it also provided the justification for virtually
    removing itself from accountability to the
    people, and empowering itself to arrest and
    detain anyone of its choosing. But arrest and
    detention have not been necessary to win most
    people's silent consent (or even vocal approval)
    for any action deemed necessary by the government
    in the War on Terror. The psychological trauma,
    together with the mass media's refusal to air the
    difficult questions, has proven quite sufficient.
  • The many facts and myths of the 9-11 attack had
    the quality of a movie script. These range from
    timing and selection of targets to the many
    unverified details related by the media. For
    example The date, 9-11, mimics the emergency
    response number 911.
  • The targets were three of the largest, most
    unique, and most famous buildings in the world
    with special meaning for Americans. The Twin
    Towers and the Pentagon were symbols of American
    economic and military might.

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Maximized Psychological Impact
  • Several memorable sentences attributed to players
    in the drama filled out the human side of the
    story.
  • The ominous overheard boast of the hijackers of
    Flight 11 "We have more planes."
  • The heartstring-pulling last words of Madeline
    Sweeney "I see buildings, water ... Oh my God!"
  • The rallying cry of the heroes of Flight 93
    "Let's roll."
  • The attacks on New York City made for spectacular
    footage. The duel aircraft impacts insured that
    the cameras would be rolling for the second
    impact, whose off-centered impact produced
    particularly impressive fireballs.
  • People jumping to their deaths from 100 stories,
    a predictable consequence of the North Tower
    impact, left an unforgettable poignant image of
    the victims' plight.
  • Each installment in the unfolding story was more
    incredible than the last. As people were reeling
    from the inconceivable attack on the Pentagon,
    the culminating shockers of the skyscraper
    collapses started.
  • The huge dust clouds of the exploding South Tower
    made people run for their very lives, ever so
    reminiscent of volcano disaster movies.
  • The snuffing out of the lives hundreds of
    firefighters left Americans with numerous genuine
    heroes.
  • The "crash" of Flight 93 left its target a matter
    of speculation, letting people imagine scenarios
    like a smoking hole in place of the Capitol dome,
    with hundreds of senators and representatives
    dead.

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Multiple War Games and simulations were being
conducted on 9/11/01, to add to the confusion?
  • Several different war game exercises were in play
    on the day of the attack. The limited public
    information on these exercises shows that they
    simulated the following events Hijackings,
    Attacks on buildings using aircraft as missiles,
    Attacks using toxic or infectious substances.
  • These events are all elements of the actual
    attack, which involved four alleged hijackings,
    three jetliner crashes into buildings, and the
    toxic calamity at Ground Zero in the wake of the
    World Trade Center's destruction.
  • The Vigilant Warrior and Vigilant Guardian
    Training Exercises was a pair of war games
    (attacker versus defender) which involved
    live-fly simulations of hijackings.
  • The National Reconnaissance Office Plane Crash
    Drill (NRO) "provides our nation its eyes and
    ears in space." On 9/11/01 the NRO headquarters
    in Chantilly VA were evacuated as part of a
    "plane into building" drill. The scenario
    involved a small corporate jet crashing into one
    of the the campus' four towers.
  • The Timely Alert II Terrorism Drill. On the
    morning of the attack, personnel at the Fort
    Monmouth Army base in New Jersey were preparing
    to hold a drill, for the days of September 11 and
    12, to test preparedness to respond to a chemical
    attack.
  • The Tripod II Biowarfare Exercise. FEMA had
    deployed to New York City on September 10 to set
    up a command post at Pier 29, supposedly in
    preparation for a biowarfare exercise scheduled
    for September 12.

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Attack Warnings Who Avoided the Airlines and
the Twin Towers ?
  • Government Officials and Business Leaders On
    September 10, Newsweek had learned, a group of
    top Pentagon officials suddenly cancelled travel
    plans for the next morning, apparently because of
    security concerns .
  • San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown admitted to
    having received a warning from what he described
    as his airport security late Monday evening, just
    hours before the attack.
  • Salman Rushdie, who is under the continuous
    protection of Scotland Yard, was prevented from
    flying on September 11th, 2001. Ariel Sharon, who
    was scheduled to give an address to Israeli
    support groups in New York City on September
    11th, cancelled his plans the day before.
  • On 9/11/01, Jim Pierce, cousin of President Bush,
    was scheduled to attend a conference on the 105th
    floor of the South Tower, where his company's New
    York offices were based. But the conference was
    moved across the street to the Millennium Hotel,
    because, the story goes, the group was too large.
  • Another group of people that received warnings in
    advance of the attack were employees of Odigo,
    the instant messaging service. Two employees
    received e-mail messages two hours before the
    first World Trade Center assault, predicting the
    attack.
  • Zim American Israeli Shipping Co. broke a lease
    in order to vacate the World Trade Center just
    days before the attack. Bollyn's source claims
    that Zim's lease extended through the end of the
    year and that the termination cost 50,000.
  • According to the New York Times, Silverstein
    Properties had planned to meet on 9/11/01 on the
    88th floor of one of the towers to "discuss what
    to do in the event of a terrorist attack," but
    cancelled the meeting Monday night "because one
    participant could not attend."

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SILVERSTEIN PROPERTIES
  • The entire WTC complex was leased to a
    partnership of Silverstein Properties and
    Westfield America. The new controllers acquired a
    handsome insurance policy for the complex
    including a clause that would prove extremely
    valuable in the event of a terrorist attack, the
    partnership could collect the insured value of
    the property, and be released from their
    obligations under the 99-year lease.
  • After the attack, Silverstein Properties
    commenced litigation against its insurers,
    claiming it was entitled to twice the insurance
    policies' value because, according to a spokesman
    for Mr. Silverstein, "the two hijacked airliners
    that struck the 110-story twin towers Sept. 11
    were separate 'occurrences' for insurance
    purposes, entitling him to collect twice on 3.6
    billion of policies." This was reported in the
    Bloomberg News less than one month after the
    attack.

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WTC security
  • A company named Stratesec had an ongoing
    contractor to handle security at the World Trade
    Center "up to the day the buildings fell down"
    according to CEO Barry McDaniel.
  • Marvin P. Bush, brother of George W. Bush, was a
    principal in the company between 1993 and 2000.
  • A private Kuwaiti-American investment firm with
    ties to the Bush family was one of the company's
    backers.

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Israeli Spies Five Men, Including Mossad Agents
Documented the WTC Attack
  • On the day of the attack a resident of Jersey
    City reported suspicious behaviour by a group of
    men who appeared to be celebrating as they filmed
    the destruction across the Hudson.
  • Mainstream media initially reported that the men,
    who were arrested around 430 PM, were Arabs. In
    fact the men were Israelis. The FBI released them
    71 days later. The FBI also detained other groups
    of Israeli's before and after 9/11/01, concluding
    some were part of an "organised
    intelligence-gathering operation" designed to
    "penetrate government facilities."
  • Their names are later identified as Sivan and
    Paul Kurzberg, Oded Ellner, Omer Marmari and
    Yaron Shmuel.

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Bin Laden Charter While Thousands Were
Stranded, bin Ladens Flew
  • Members of bin Laden's family and other important
    Saudis were "driven or flown under FBI
    supervision to a secret assembly point in Texas
    and then to Washington from where they left the
    country on a private charter plane when airports
    reopened three days after the attacks." The
    flights to Texas and Washington occurred before
    the national air ban was lifted. On September
    13th a Lear Jet flew a Saudi Arabian prince, the
    son of the Saudi defence minister Prince Sultan
    and a Saudi army commander from Tampa, FL to
    Lexington, KY. Then the two flew on a private 747
    out of the country.
  • Two Saudi families, in Los Angeles and Orlando,
    requested and received FBI escorts to local
    airports.
  • Several prominent Saudis departed from the
    country on Sept. 14, 2001, on a chartered flight
    from Providence, RI.
  • Prominent Saudis, including royal family members,
    departed between Sept. 19 and 24 on chartered
    flights from Las Vegas.

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What Really Happened on September 11th?
  • September 11th, 2001 is widely considered one of
    the most important days in American history.
    Although it is arguable how much really has
    changed since that day, references to it as the
    "event that changed everything" are ubiquitous,
    particularly among apologists for the theft of
    civil liberties, vanishing government
    accountability, and international aggression.
  • Given the importance of September 11th, the many
    unexplained events of that day have received an
    incredibly scant amount of serious scrutiny.
    Investigations have been unfunded and severely
    limited. Mainstream media simply glossed over the
    slow-motion response by the nation's air defense
    system, the inexplicable crumbling of three
    skyscrapers, and absurdities in the Pentagon
    strike story. Media did cover intelligence
    failure stories, thereby avoiding the central
    issues.
  • The normal procedure to discover the truth about
    any crime involves asking these two questions
    1).Who benefited from the crime? 2).Who had the
    capacity to carry out the crime?
  • Every legitimate investigation of a crime asks
    these questions. Answers are used to obtain a
    list of suspects. These questions were not
    publicly asked following the attack. Instead, one
    suspect was provided on the day of the attack,
    and no other suspects were ever considered.

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