"It is already possible to know beyond a reasonable doubt one very important thing: The destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by domestic terrorists. The welfare of our republic and perhaps even the survival of our civilization depend on getting the truth about 9/11 exposed."
DAVID RAY GRIFFIN
Author of The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11
September 11, 2001: For 35 minutes, from 8:15 AM until 9:05 AM, although widely known within the FAA and the military that four planes have been simultaneously hijacked and taken off course, no one notifies the President of the United States. It is not until 9:30 AM that any Air Force planes are scrambled to intercept, but by then it is too late. This means the National Command Authority waited for 75 minutes before scrambling aircraft, even though it was known that four simultaneous hijackings had occurred -- an event that has never happened in history. [CNN; ABC; MS-NBC; Los Angeles Times; New York Times]
The exercises that went on that morning simulating the exact kind of thing that was happening so confused the people in the FAA and NORAD....that they didn't know what was real and what was part of the exercise.
I think the people who planned and carried out those exercises, they're the ones that should be the object of investigation.
If I had to narrow it down to one person....I think my prime suspect would be Dick Cheney.
Dr. Robert M. Bowman
[Lt. Col., USAF, ret. flew 101 combat missions in Vietnam; recipient of the Eisenhower Medal, the George F. Kennan Peace Prize, the President’s Medal of Veterans for Peace, the Society of Military Engineers Gold Medal (twice), six Air Medals, and dozens of other awards and honors. His Ph.D. is in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering from Caltech. He chaired 8 major international conferences, and is one of the country’s foremost experts on National Security. Dr. Bowman was the former head of the Star Wars missile defense program under Presidents Ford and Carter.]
Early July 2001: A briefing prepared for senior US government officials:
"Based on a review of all-source reporting over the last five months, we
believe that [bin Laden] will launch a significant terrorist attack
against US and/or Israeli interests in the coming weeks. The attack will
be spectacular and designed to inflict mass casualties against US
facilities or interests. Attack preparations have been made. Attack will
occur with little or no warning." As the weeks go by, intelligence
information given to senior officials show that al-Qaeda continues to
expect an imminent attack on US interests. [Senate Intelligence
Committee, 9/18/02, Washington Post, 9/19/02]
Nov. 2, 2001, 12:00 PST -- On Oct. 31 the French daily Le Figaro dropped a bombshell. While in a Dubai hospital receiving treatment for a chronic kidney infection last July, Osama bin Laden met with a top CIA official -- presumably the chief of station. The meeting, held in bin Laden's private suite, took place at the American hospital in Dubai at a time when he was a wanted fugitive for the bombings of two U.S. embassies and last year's attack on the USS Cole.
Sept. 6-7, 2001 - Put options (a speculation that the stock will go down) totaling 4,744 are purchased on United Air Lines stock, as opposed to only 396 call options (speculation that the stock will go up). This is a dramatic and abnormal increase in sales of put options. Many of the United puts are purchased through Deutschebank/A.B. Brown, a firm managed until 1998 by the current executive director of the CIA, A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard. [Source: The Herzliyya International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT), http://www.ict.org.il/, Sept. 21, 2001
The business of America is business.
The Pentagon and its suppliers had a lot of business because of 9-11.
There are a few who believe that Vice President Dick Cheney “coordinated” the attacks while a dazed Commander-in-Chief was busy reading to a classroom of children in Florida.
"I was sitting outside the classroom and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was on.” [CNN, 12/4/01] “When we walked into the classroom, I had seen this plane fly into the first building.” [White House, 1/5/02] There was no live coverage of the first crash on TV and President Bush was in a classroom reading with children at the time of the second crash.
The Long War President was also in a daze a few days before 9-11:
On August 6, 2001 Bush was given a national security memo that warned of a possible attack by al-Qaeda during the next few weeks using hijacked aircraft by al-Qaeda agents already inside the United States. Bush responded by taking a long vacation at his ranch in Crawford.
President Bush receives classified intelligence briefings at his Crawford, Texas ranch indicating that Osama bin Laden might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. [CBS News; CNN, May 15, 2002]
The Decider had been vacationing for six years.
Except when he was giving his propaganda speeches before hand-picked pro-war audiences.
But America is no longer supporting the Long War President’s War or his Abode of Untruth.
Late July 2001 : David Schippers, noted conservative Chicago lawyer
and the House Judiciary Committee's chief investigator in the Clinton
impeachment trial, later claims that FBI agents in Chicago and Minnesota
contact him around this time and tell him that a terrorist attack,
involving aircraft, is going to occur in lower Manhattan. According to
Schippers, the agents had been developing extensive information on the
planned attack for many months. However, the FBI soon pulls them off the
terrorist investigation and threatens them with prosecution under the
National Security Act if they go public with the information. As a
result, they contact Schippers hoping he can persuade the government to
take action. Schippers tries to pass the information on to high
government officials but apparently his efforts are ignored. Partly in
conjunction with Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm, Schippers
is now representing at least ten FBI agents in a suit against the US
government in an attempt to have their testimony subpoenaed, which would
enable them to legally tell what they know without going to jail.
[Judicial Watch, 11/14/01
August 2001: Russian President Putin later states that during this
month, "I ordered my intelligence to warn President Bush in the strongest
terms that 25 terrorists were getting ready to attack the US, including
important government buildings like the Pentagon." [MSNBC, 9/15/01] He
states that suicide pilots are training for attacks on US targets. [Fox
News, 5/17/02] The head of Russian intelligence also states, "We had
clearly warned them" on several occasions, but they "did not pay the
necessary attention." [Agence France-Presse, 9/16/01] A Russian newspaper
on September 12, 2001 claims that "Russian Intelligence agents know the
organizers and executors of these terrorist attacks. Moscow warned
Washington about preparation to these actions a couple of weeks before
August 2001: The CIA issues a report warning the White House,
Pentagon and Department of State that bin Laden is intent on launching a
terrorist attack soon, possibly inside the US. [Sunday Herald, 9/23/01]
August 6, 2001: President Bush receives classified intelligence briefings
at his Crawford, Texas ranch indicating that bin Laden might be planning
to hijack commercial airliners. The memo read to him is titled "Bin Laden
Determined to Strike in US", and the entire 11 page memo focuses on the
possibility of terrorist attacks inside the US (his normal daily security
briefings run two or three pages).
"No one could have conceived of planes as a weapon."
-- Condoleeza Rice