A GOOD SUMMATION OF THE CASE FOR US/ISRAEL INVOLVEMENT IN 9-11


Dear Concerned, there is now tons of evidence that the US/Israel governments 
were involved in the WTC/911 events. Here are some facts:

WHAT DID THE GOVERNMENT KNOW AND WHEN DID IT KNOW IT?
The task was simple, deny the evidence, cover-up the embarrassing arrest of 
two Israelis with an explosives-tainted truck, and give the media a reason 
to return to the mantra of "all terror is caused by Muslims" But what 
started as a simply attempt to spin the news away from the Israelis arrested 
in Washington State has backfired on the Bush administration in a big way. 
In conducting the classic "limited hangout" of admitting to foreknowledge of 
the attacks of 9-11 in order to reassert the link to Osama bin Laden, Bush 
has handed opponents of his administration and opponents of World War the 
most damning proof yet that the reality of 9-11 is not what the US 
Government and media have been telling the American people it is.
The arrested Israelis posed a problem. History records in the Lavon Affair 
that Israelis willingly use bombs and lay false trails to Arabs for 
political gain. And it wasn't too long ago that JDL Chairman Irv Rubin was 
arrested for plotting to blow up a US Congressman who refused to toe the 
Israel party line. Then there were the two Mossad agents arrested inside the 
Mexican Congress with guns and explosives shortly after 9-11.  As the 
battered World Trade Towers collapsed, the very first suspects arrested, 
caught cheering as the towers fell, were Israelis, later identified as 
Mossad agents. The arrested spies worked for Urban Moving Systems, whose 
Israeli owner promptly fled the nation. Still other espionage suspects posed 
as art students trying to get into federal buildings, while others held 
cover jobs in mall kiosks selling "Zoom Copters", kiosks that sat empty when 
their entire staffs were thrown into jail on suspicion of espionage. All 
told, the Israeli spy ring, which had been partly uncovered prior to 9-11, 
was the largest spy ring ever uncovered in the United States. In California, 
the ADL was convicted of running a massive spy operation on American 
citizens.
Coupled with the spies themselves was the discovery of a massive phone 
tapping operation carried out by yet another Israeli company contracted to 
place phone tapping equipment on the US phone system to aid US law 
enforcement authorities. However, those same authorities began to suspect 
that Israelis were using that very same system to listen in on the phone 
calls of Americans when high profile drug investigations into Ecstasy rings 
(run by the Israeli organized crime) were derailed using information only 
obtainable from police phone calls.  In the Kenneth Starr report, it is 
reported that Bill Clinton was aware that an unnamed foreign power had made 
recordings of his phone sex sessions with Monica Lewinsky.  In the end, 
three Israeli companies with deep penetration of the American communications 
infrastructure were implicated in the phone and internet tapping scandal. 
One of these companies, Odigo, had an office near the World Trade Towers, 
and received a two hour advance warning of the impending attack. Two hours 
means the warning was sent before the planes that eventually  crashed into 
the World Trade Towers had even left the ground on their final flights! 
Someone knew of the plan, someone who decided they needed to warn Israelis 
working for a company linked to Israel's spying operation.
Taken together, there is probable cause to investigate just what connection 
the Israeli spying operation had with 9-11. Such an investigation should 
have happened, but instead, something very odd took place in the 
investigation! According to a government official quoted in Carl Cameron's 
story on the spy ring, the US Government classified the evidence that links 
the arrested Israeli spies to 9-11. Rather than treat the arrested spies as 
Jonathan Pollard had been treated, the US Government hurried to get the 
arrested Israelis out of the country as quickly as possible, in one case 
releasing and deporting one Israeli even though he failed his polygraph 
examination! Pollard had been just one spy. Here was the largest spy ring 
ever uncovered in the United States and the United States itself was trying 
to cover it all up! The media went along by downplaying the Rubin story, 
ignoring the Mexican incident and actually spiking Carl Cameron's four part 
story on the spy ring.
As quiet as the media was about the evidence pointing towards Israeli 
involvement in 9-11, the media was quite the opposite when it came to claims 
of proof linking ex CIA agent Osama bin Laden with the crimes. The reason 
was obvious. Long before the attacks on the World Trade Towers the United 
States had been planning for a war in Afghanistan to create a climate more 
favorable for American oil companies. John Marcesca, as part of a UNOCAL 
working group on the Afghanistan pipeline project, had gone before Congress 
and stressed the necessity of replacing the Afghanistan government before a 
pipeline from the Caspian sea to the gulf of India could be built. The Bush 
White House admits that a plan to attack Afghanistan existed BEFORE 9-11. 
Following 9-11, the US did replace the government of Afghanistan, and the 
pipeline is under construction. One  member of the UNOCAL working group, 
Hamid Karzai, is the President of the new government in Afghanistan. Another 
UNOCAL group member, Zalmay Khalilzad, is the US special envoy to 
Afghanistan. A cozy relationship to be sure!
But there was a problem with the "Osama did it" story. As much evidence as 
existed suggesting Israeli involvement in 9-11 (certainly enough to justify 
being classified by the US Government), there was none at all to support the 
official story.
The 19 names of suspected hijackers released by the FBI don't point to 
Afghanistan. They come from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates; all 
across the middle east without a focus in any one region. Indeed, even as 
the FBI was admitting that its list of 19 names was based solely on 
identifications thought to have been forged, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister 
Prince Saudi Al-Faisal insisted that an investigation in Saudi Arabia showed 
that the 5 Saudi men were not aboard the four jet liners that crashed in New 
York, Virginia and Pennsylvania on September 11. "It was proved that five of 
the names included in the FBI list had nothing to do with what happened," 
Al-Faisal told the Arabic Press in Washington after meeting with U.S. 
President George W. Bush at the White House. A sixth identified hijacker is 
also reported to still be alive in Tunisia, while a 7th named man died two 
years ago!
The 19 names of suspected hijackers released by the FBI don't even appear on 
the passenger lists of the hijacked planes.
The FBI list of alleged hijackers
Crew and Passenger lists for the hijacked planes. None of the Hijacker names 
appear on them.
CNN reported that the men who hijacked those aircraft were using phony IDs, 
using the names of Arabs. A total of 7 of the men named by the FBI as 
suspected 9-11 hijackers are still alive!  And the  FBI Admits it has no 
actual evidence linking the 19 Arab suspects to 9-11
In another development, the BBC reported that the transcript of a phone call 
made by Flight Attendant Madeline Amy Sweeney to Boston air traffic controls 
shows that the flight attendant gave the seat numbers occupied by the 
hijackers, seat numbers which were NOT the seats of the men the FBI claimed 
were responsible for the hijacking!
FBI Chief Robert Mueller admitted on September 20 and on September 27 that 
the FBI has no way to prove the true identities of the hijackers. Yet in the 
haste to move forward on the already planned war in Afghanistan, our 
government and the FBI (which does not have the best record for honesty in 
investigations to begin with, having been caught rigging lab tests, 
manufacturing testimony in the Vincent Foster affair, and illegally 
withholding/destroying evidence in the Oklahoma Bombing case) are not taking 
too close a look at evidence that points away from the designated suspect, 
the people living over the oil fields.
Yet another problem lies with the described actions of the hijackers 
themselves. We are being told on the one hand that these men were such 
fanatical devotees of their faith that they willingly crashed the jets they 
were flying into buildings. Yet on the other hand, we are being told that 
these same men spent the night before their planned visit to Allah drinking 
in strip bars, committing not just one, but two mortal sins which would keep 
them out of Paradise no matter what else they did. Truly devout Muslims 
would spend the day before a suicide attack fasting and praying. Not only 
does the drinking in strip bars not fit the profile of a fanatically 
religious Muslim willing to die for his cause, but the witness reports of 
the men in the bars are of men going out of their way to be noticed and 
remembered, while waving around phony identifications.
Because of the facts of the phony identifications, we don't really know who 
was on those planes. What we do know is that the men on those planes went to 
a great deal of trouble to steal the identities of Muslims, and to make sure 
those identities were seen and remembered, then to leave a plethora of 
planted clues around, such as crop dusting manuals, and letters in checked 
baggage (why does a terrorist about to die need to check baggage?) that 
"somehow" didn't get on the final, fatal, flight. This abundance of dubious 
evidence pointing to Arabs is the pattern previously established in the 
Lavon Affair.
More than an absence of proof linking 9-11 to Osama, the proof exists of a 
deliberate attempt to frame Arabs for terror attacks in the United States.  
The claimed proofs have all been dismissed as deliberate mistranslations 
bordering on frauds and in one case a (poorly) faked video tape. The Anthrax 
letters, written to look like they were from Arab Muslims are actually from 
a non-Arab source. This proves the existence of a deliberate plot to frame 
Arabs.
And yet the US Government is not interested in looking at any evidence that 
does not support the desired outcome.
The public is well aware of the facts that suggest deception on the part of 
the US Government. Documents declassified in 1994 prove beyond a doubt that 
Roosevelt not only knew Pearl Harbor would be attacked but that he 
encouraged and allowed it to happen to get the United States into a war they 
did not want. The public is well aware that the present government is as 
eager to get the US into a major war for the oil wealth of central Asia and 
the Middle East as Roosevelt was to get the nation he ruled into the war 
against the Axis. The public is well aware of "Operation NORTHWOODS", a 
previous plan by the US (spiked by JFK) to stage fake terror attacks to 
ignite a war against Cuba. The public is well aware that government 
throughout history have used fake terror against their own people as a tool 
of domestic policy.
In such a climate the arrests earlier this week of two Israelis in a truck 
that tested positive for explosives was sure to attract notice. The FBI 
moved quickly to quash the story, as protective of these Israelis as of the 
spy ring itself. Despite the fact that the story had taken almost a week to 
make the news, it was only after the story broke that the FBI rushed in to 
conduct their own tests and claim that the bomb dog, and the test sued by 
the local authorities were all wrong, there were no explosive traces, 
everyone had been fooled by residue from a cigarette lighter. Given the 
FBI's documented frauds in the Vince Foster, OK City, and TWA 800 cases (not 
to mention the despicable history of COINTELPRO, including the Black Panther 
Coloring Book ,the smearing of actress Jean Seberg, the spying on 
celebrities, etc. ), it should come as no surprise that the companies that 
make the tests used to detect TNT and RDX report that neither tobacco nor 
butane will false-positive the tests they manufacture. So again the US 
Government was lying to protect Israelis, the public was aware of this lie, 
and this set the stage for the current debacle.
No sooner had the FBI given the official "pooh pooh" to the arrested 
Israelis and explosives-tainted truck than a distraction appeared. In order 
to remind the public that it is Arabs they are supposed to suspect for 9-11 
and nobody else, the White House, knowing that another simple declaration of 
Osama's guilt would gain no more traction, decided to create a "confession" 
of knowing in advance that the correct villain was behind 9-11 ahead of 
time, hoping that the public would find this "confession" more believable.
There certainly was cause to suspect government foreknowledge. Setting aside 
Odigo's warning, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown had received a warning not 
to fly on 9-11, and Ashcroft had changed from commercial to much more 
expensive charter planes in July 2001.
But Bush's attempt to steer public suspicion away from Israel and back onto 
the designated fall guys has backfired. The admission that there had been 
advance warning flies in the face of Ari Fleischer's statement that there 
had been no warning at all just after the attacks In addition, the claim 
that there was advance warning contradicts Bush's claim, repeated twice, to 
have initially thought the first plane hitting the tower was an accident 
caused by a bad pilot, a statement that in hindsight appears to have been a 
(poorly acted) attempt to sell the idea that 9-11 was a Pearl Harbor style 
surprise attack, even though it clearly was not.
The public, already aware it is being lied-to, is angry at the idea that 
government knew the 9-11 attacks were coming and like Roosevelt, may have 
allowed them to happen to further a pro-war agenda. Bush and his cronies, 
realizing they have hung themselves, are back peddling furiously, claiming 
now that while the warnings were sufficient to finger Osama bin Laden as the 
9-11 villain, that the warnings were simply far too general in all other 
aspects to prevent the attacks. Yet Ari Fleischer's briefing after the 
attack claimed to have detailed and specific information regarding the 
targets,. Dick Morris, in a Fox TV Interview, revealed that Bush had 
detailed records of financial transactions by all Muslims groups in the US 
dating back to 1993, used to justify seizure of their funds. Again, someone 
is lying!
Even worse, in trying to use this "limited hangout" to shift suspicion away 
from Israel and back to Osama, Bush has, probably without realizing it, sent 
a message round the world that the United States is weak, and that even with 
advance warning the US Government was totally outclassed by a small group of 
terrorists.
Bush and company are struggling to reaffirm the official story, that the US 
was caught by surprise, just as it was at Pearl Harbor, and the same Air 
Force that was able to intercept Payne Stewert's plane just couldn't seem to 
get off the ground while four hijacked planes wandered out to Ohio before 
heading back to hit their targets on the East Coast, and all the work if a 
tiny group of Arab fanatics.
And if you believe that, I have a watch to sell you.
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you 
about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." -- US 
official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring.
"By way of deception, thou shalt do war" -- Motto of the Mossad
05/17/02 NOW LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD Time to make noise!


THE VIDEO THAT PROVES 9-11 WAS NOT A SURPRISE
Click for RealVideo (7 megabytes)
By now you have all heard the strange story of how George Bush claimed to 
have seen the first plane hit the World Trade Tower on TV before going into 
a school room to read to some children. This is a strange story because 
there was no video of the first impact until a day later, when a video shot 
by a tourist that captured the first impact surfaced.
Still stranger was Bush's reaction on being told of the second impact by 
Andy Card. There was none. Bush simply went on visiting with the school 
children and reading a story to them. For twenty minutes.
But far more telling than Bush's reaction is that of Mr. Card himself who, 
as can be seen in the above clip, steps in to inform Bush of the second 
impact, then immediately steps back without waiting for a reply. Bush's job 
is to make decisions. How does Mr. Card know that Bush will not make one 
then and there?
What damns the Bush administration is not what is in this video, but what 
SHOULD be in the video and is not. Ostensibly, Bush and Card are reacting to 
a surprise attack, but Bush does not act surprised, and Andy Card does not 
act like a man delivering an unexpected piece of news but instead is merely 
delivering a progress report to which he already knows Bush will not have an 
immediate response.


Is Jose Padilla "John Doe Number 2" at the Oklahoma City Bombing?
Click for original article
OK City happened between the time Jose was released from prison but before 
he left the country. If Jose is the operative that the FBI worked so hard to 
persuade everyone did not exist, then this would explain why the Government 
has backed off from the "Dirty bomb" story so quickly, why Jose is being 
held in secret and not even his attorney is allowed to speak with him.
Jose has "spook" written all over him.

Another wanted Poster for Tim McVeigh and "John Doe #2".
Click for more on the OK City bombing

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ANSWERS. THEY ARE OBLIGATED TO TELL YOU--YOU ARE PAYING THEIR SALARIES.

Why Should We Trust You?

An Open Letter to the United States Congress, by A. E. Summar


June 4, 2002

Dear Members of Congress,

Today marks the beginning of your closed-door investigation of 9-11. This 
inquiry, which is being held in secured, soundproofed rooms deep inside the 
Capitol, will be protected from public scrutiny until June 25 of this year. 
This totalitarian secrecy is justified, you tell us, because certain 
sensitive "national security" issues will be discussed. I suppose you have 
good reason to be worried about security, because although dozens of your 
three-letter agencies had documented foreknowledge of the attacks, no one 
did a thing to prevent them. In fact, your own FBI director Robert Mueller 
was hell-bent on ensuring their success, obstructing investigations into 
known terrorists and preventing their apprehension! Who does he really work 
for, anyway?

You know, it's funny--not a single high-level CEO was killed in the attacks 
on New York. I mean, here we have the World Trade Center, the center of 
American imperialism and capitalist dominance--and not one Forbesian happens 
to be around! Nor were any high ranking military personnel killed when the 
Pentagon took a hit--even though it's the center of military command. 
Really, it looks like you and yours came out okay on September 11. True, 
several thousand people were killed or injured, American landmarks were 
destroyed or damaged, and many of us citizens now live in constant fear. But 
hey--your three-letter agencies got more money, Bush's approval ratings went 
up, and overnight America needed you more than ever.

You had the potential to actually become useful! You could have insisted on 
an immediate independent investigation, curtailed the president's rape of 
our civil liberties and constitutional protections, and eventually taken 
responsibility for your own bureaucratic incompetence.

Instead, you hopped on the flag-waving bandwagon and became parrots for the 
arrogant "with us or against us" drivel that has characterized the Bush 
administration since its November coup d'etat. (By the way, you Democrats 
sure did mess that one up! If I didn't know better, I'd think you all 
actually wanted the Bush gang to illegally occupy the White House!) You have 
remained silent while our unelected, unintelligible, and virtually 
illiterate Chief Executive destroys any chance at peace that we might have. 
You signed into law the USA PATRIOT Act, which you later admitted you didn't 
even read before you signed it! What are we paying you for, anyway? In your 
time-honored tradition of rewarding general ineptitude and criminal 
negligence, you have allocated billions more dollars for the various 
agencies that should have been protecting us from terror.

And now, you are holding a secret, closed-door investigation into your own 
failings. Man, it would be great if we taxpaying peons could be the judge, 
jury, and prosecution in our own criminal proceedings! But wait--these 
aren't criminal proceedings. No one wants to play the "blame game" in 
Washington (unless it's politically convenient). After all, despite the 
overwhelming evidence to the contrary, you insist that "no one could have 
known." You guys are so lucky--not only are you completely unaccountable for 
your lack of moral fortitude and integrity; you are actually rewarded for 
it. Hell, you'll probably rake in a lot of pork for this ridiculous "war" in 
Afghanistan (and anywhere else Big Oil covets) from arms dealers and 
petroleum companies. September 11 was the best thing that could have 
happened to this country!

With the notable exception of brave Rep. Cynthia McKinney (you were great at 
A-20, lady!), not a single one of you has expressed interest in pursuing 
justice for the unlucky Americans slaughtered in New York and in 
Washington--until now, when the fact that you've been complicit has begun to 
surface. If you were ignorant of the myriad warnings your agencies received 
before 9-11, you have been criminally negligent. If you were aware of the 
warnings and ignored them so as not to rock the Bushian boat, you have 
committed crimes against humanity. When this is all over and the Bush 
administration is indicted for war crimes at the Hague, you will be 
remembered as rubes at best--amoral monsters, more likely.

In short, you are a cowardly, criminal bunch of parasites, and the American 
people will gladly accept your resignations. Heads should be rolling for the 
tragedy of September 11, but knowing Congress, Americans will be subjected 
to another insulting Warren Commission-type report worth less than the paper 
on which it is printed (we all know the really juicy documents will be sent 
right to the shredder). You have proven to us that government can do nothing 
well but take our money and property, lock us up in cages, cheapen human 
life, and most importantly, expand itself.

I wouldn't trust a single one of you with caring for my cat, let alone the 
security of a nation.

Sincerely,

A. E. Summar


A. E. Summar is an activist and political writer currently living in New 
England.
"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of 
social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the 
appalling silence of the good people."--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Is It a Dictatorship Yet?


Or, Why It's Okay to Hate George W. Bush.

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Commentary by A. E. Summar
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"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry 
into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It 
both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of 
war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind 
has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the 
citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by 
patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. 
How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar."
--Julius Caesar

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All right, I admit it: I hate George W. Bush and everything he stands for. I 
hate the Resident because he is provably a liar and a thief; because of his 
tireless lust for power and because he is a diplomatic nightmare, too 
arrogant to heed world opinion or protect international alliances. I hate 
Dubya and I would be dishonest and a fraud if I didn't make this clear from 
the very beginning.

In my lonely sojourns through the depths of online alternative journalism, I 
constantly find new evidence of Bush's personal shortcomings: his problems 
with drug abuse, his notable lack of academic achievement, his tenuous grasp 
of the English language. I have learned of his family's connection to 
organized crime and the Nazi party. The Bush family has as many proverbial 
skeletons in its closet as the Gottis. These things matter in defining 
Bush's character--but they are limited as evidence of Bush's failings now. 
In all honesty, I myself have indulged in such personal smearings of the 
man, mainly because to do so is mildly gratifying, even if it is, 
admittedly, cheap.

Lately, however, Bush's ignorance, inarticulate jabberings, and past frat 
boy excesses seem virtuous compared to his political behavior, which has 
been at once predictable and outrageous. To state it frankly, he is out of 
control.

Put aside the fact that Bush is more interested in protecting his corporate 
financiers than protecting the planet. Put aside the fact that Bush's 
administration has set a precedent in its secrecy and devious manipulation 
of the September 11 attacks. Put aside Bush's unwillingness to acknowledge 
that endless warmongering only further endangers American lives. Put these 
things aside and focus on this one important fact: never before has a United 
States president demanded such absolute power. Never before has a president 
been so unwilling to seek the truth behind a national tragedy. Never before 
has an administration been so blatant in its contempt for American 
taxpayers.

Bush's latest disclosure has me at once horrified and in awe: his proposal 
to "reorganize" (read: centralize) the alphabet soup of federal law 
enforcement agencies was formed entirely in secret. In fact, gloats 
mainstream whorenalist Dana Milbank for the Washington Post, "The proposal 
was designed largely by just four of President Bush's most trusted senior 
aides, meeting for 10 days in a bunker-style, secure conference room beneath 
the White House."

Excuse me? Four of his most "trusted senior aides"? Then where the hell was 
Congress? Perhaps Bush owns an abridged version of the United States 
Constitution, but in my copy Article I, Section 1 is pretty specific:

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the 
United States, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of 
Representatives.

Nowhere in the Constitution is the president allowed to form his own 
legislative body; hence, the creation of the Office of Homeland Security and 
the subsequent appointment of Tom Ridge as its director was illegal. 
Similarly, Bush's ultra-secret proposal for a cabinet-level Department of 
Homeland Security is, if possible, even more illegal. The manner in which it 
was casually leaked at the last minute is equally confounding:

"White House officials figured that the element of surprise would give their 
proposal a better chance of success. Early leaks, they said, would have 
allowed opponents, particularly committee chairmen who stand to lose 
authority under the proposal, to gain the initiative."(Milbank)

So what they're telling us is that in order to avoid the normal processes of 
democratic debate, dissection, and revision of a new legislative proposal, 
the Bush regime intentionally withheld vital information from Congress, the 
senior officials slated to surrender their jurisdiction to the new DHS 
conglomerate, and the lapdog media. And of course, I'm sure this was in no 
way intended to distract the populace from the Congressional investigation 
of September 11 (which will certainly be nothing but a whitewash anyway).

In theory, the country has seen such secrecy in the past; under Nixon, Ford, 
and Bush I (whose reign really included the Reagan years). There is, 
however, a crucial difference this time around: post-9-11 America is a 
vulnerable nation of ostriches. We are unwilling to face to truth however 
persistently it may slap us in the face. The corrupt and abnormally servile 
media cartel has shown its stripes as a mere propaganda regurgitator of 
which Goebbels would be proud.

Before our very eyes, a small but infinitely powerful cabal of corporate 
hustlers is busily dismantling American dignity, safety, prosperity, and 
most of all, freedom. As in 1940's Germany, American soldiers are "just 
following orders" while they commit atrocities against women and children. 
Americans, like Hitler's "good Germans", are thirsty for vengeance and 
enthralled by US military might. We cannot accept these things, however, 
without paying the ultimate toll: the abandonment of our basic humanity.

Yes, I hate what Bush II has done to my country. I hate his smug hypocrisy, 
his unacceptable lack of brainpower, and that nasty gleam in his eye every 
time someone asks him about civilian casualties in Afghanistan. And I am 
justified in this hatred. You see, I love this country and the republic that 
it could be. Hating Bush is more than acceptable; in today's America, it is 
a patriotic duty.
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A. E. Summar is an activist and political writer currently living in New 
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Will future generations be appalled by our silence?
Let's get this straight: your government is lying to you, an American, a 
taxpayer, a citizen. Your government is capitalizing upon the tragedies of 
September 11th in order to send your sons overseas to an already war-ravaged 
nation, where they will fight a dangerous, ill-planned war with faulty U.S. 
munitions and vehicles. Your government has been installed by the same 
corporations it is obligated to regulate and restrict. These corporations, 
through "soft-money" donations and offshore laundering of company finances, 
single-handedly control "mainstream" (i.e. corporate) media, television, 
radio/music production, film, news syndicate, magazine and book publishing, 
and legislation pending, even the Internet.

"So," you're saying. "So what--that's just the nature of capitalism." No, 
that is the nature of unchecked capitalism--capitalism in which a 
corporation can literally buy a presidential candidate and select members of 
Congress, who will then work as (elected) hustlers for the company. When 
Clinton defeated Bush in the '92 elections, it was due in large part to the 
youngest voters in the nation. MTV promoted the "Rock the Vote" campaign, 
which encouraged young viewers to vote, and gave much airtime to pro-Clinton 
programming. In exchange, Clinton relaxed television censorship with the 
"V-chip", a television rating system similar to that of the MPAA. MTV's 
ratings soared accordingly. (An interesting site with good data on this is 
the non-profit, non-partisan site Open Secrets. Pundits later blamed the 
Bush campaign for being "out of touch" with young (and non-white) voters.

Contrary to voting, breathing, taxpaying citizens, corporations do not wave 
flags. They do not mourn the loss of human life. Corporations exist for the 
purpose of profit, and profit alone. The very nature of unchecked corporate 
growth demands "globalization"--the gradual expansion of a corporate 
marketplace across the planet. Through government-sanctioned (and therefore 
corporately-motivated) coups and genocide in the Third World, corporations 
have literally "bought" nations. Eg. Coffee companies in Guatemala, sugar 
companies throughout the Caribbean, oil companies in Africa and the Middle 
East.

Where do you fit in? Well, if you are a member of the ruling U.S. elite 
(1%), you are living regally while millions of your fellow American citizens 
live on the street, unsheltered, unfed, their medical conditions untreated 
(22%). If you are like me, however, you are one of what is commonly referred 
to as the "sheeple." You are employed, eating with some regularity, and may 
even drive your own car. You may have two cars(77%).

And the taxes you pay are funding corporate takeovers of smaller nations, 
all for the exclusive right to charge you far more than they "paid." The 
taxes you pay are funding money wars for the rich to test new weaponry on 
innocent civilians in the "Third World." War is expensive, and munitions 
companies get paid well for their shoddy workmanship (which is a leading 
cause of field casualties in Afghanistan). Is this why your son is in 
uniform?

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"The dream of the corporate empire builders is being realized. The global 
system is harmonizing standards across country after country - down toward 
the lowest common denominator. Although a few socially responsible 
businesses are standing against the tide with some limited success, theirs 
is not an easy struggle. We must not kid ourselves. Social responsibility is 
inefficient in a global free market, and the market will not long abide 
those who do not avail of the opportunities to shed the inefficient. And we 
must be clear as to the meaning of efficiency. To the global economy, people 
are not only increasingly unnecessary, but they and their demands for a 
living wage are a major source of economic inefficiency. Global corporations 
are acting to purge themselves of this unwanted burden. We are creating a 
system that has fewer places for people." --David Korten, economist and 
internationalist
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In Israel, our tax dollars fund genocide and war crimes. The mainstream 
media cartel brands justified opposition to Israel's illegal settlements and 
human rights violations as "hate speech". How long can we remain silent?
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(Courtesy of WHAT REALLY HAPPENED)

"The truth is 'hate speech' only to those who have something to hide!" 
--Michael Rivero

Examples of hate speech:

1. "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies not just in 
ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are 
our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters 
away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but 
actually belong to a different galaxy." Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The 
Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

2. "The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they 
want more..." Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time - August 28, 
2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post, August 30, 2000

3. "[The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs." Menahim Begin, 
speech to the Knesset, quoted in "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 
June 1982

4. "The Palestinians would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed 
against the boulders and walls." Israeli Prime Minister (at the time) in a 
speech to Jewish settlers, New York Times April 1, 1988

5. "When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it 
will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael 
Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 
April 1983

6. "How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return 
them to." Golda Meir, March 8, 1969

7. "There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." Golda 
Meir, Israeli Prime Minister, June 15, 1969

8. "The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 
and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence is only bluff, which 
was born and developed after the war." Israeli General Matityahu Peled, 
Ha'aretz, 19 March 1972

9. David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I were an Arab 
leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have 
taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that 
interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the 
Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: 
we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" 
Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121

9a. Ben Gurion also warned in 1948: "We must do everything to insure they 
(the Palestinians) never do return." Assuring his fellow Zionists that 
Palestinians will never come back to their homes, he stated, "The old will 
die and the young will forget."

10. "We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live 
here as slaves." Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of 
General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983

11. "Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do 
that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about 
American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the 
Americans know it." Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long 
as I'm the dictator." --George W. Bush


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With the passing of the disingenuously named USA PATRIOT Act, even the most 
conservative is beginning to chuckle nervously about a new, terrified 
Amerika. The government can now come into your home and search it 
secretly--the only warrant it needs is one granted by the "secret court." In 
other words, it only needs its own approval. Phone and wiretaps, ultra 
sophisticated surveillance techniques, and other police-state like devices 
will become commonplace. And if one is even suspected of terrorism, s/he can 
be hauled away and locked up, with no contact with legal aid or family, 
indefinitely--the reasons for which remain secrets of "national security." 
Think this can't happen? Hitler's Germans didn't either. That's why the Nazi 
party--which had its largest support amongst the wealthy, elite, Christian 
constituent--was able to take power. By gradually degrading the people's 
civil liberties, he in effect achieved a complete coup--and people who 
complained began to disappear.

Attorney General John Ashcroft, the man responsible for every federal 
criminal in the nation, admitted in a recent press conference that he 
doesn't even know how many prisoners have been detained. When asked where 
the prisoners were being taken, he shook his head and mumbled, "I have no 
idea." Think it's just people with brown skin and turbans getting picked up? 
A sheriff in Dade County, FL, who refused to be identified, claims that many 
of the people being detained "look like your average guy. Not all of them 
are Arabs. In fact, a whole lot of them aren't."

How can we remain silent?

contact appalling silence

collective silence allows criminals to take power

SILENCE IS DANGER, SILENCE IS FALSE, SILENCE IS THE TIMELESS BRAND OF 
COWARDICE.
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-------- Original Message --------
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 10:47:14 -0500
From: "Paul E. Hadinger" hadinger@panola.com
To:

With all of the good things that you do in exposing and analyzing 
impositions
on and destructions of whatever freedoms that we have left, why do you
participate in the 9/11 cover-up by giving credence to discussions about who
knew what and when and who warned whom? Why doesn't anyone have the guts to
just come out and say what many people know: There were NO Arab "hijackers"
on the planes (I have the passenger lists and have reviewed them from more
than one source); the flight school propaganda was just an attempt at 
advance
cover-up for guys to whom such a mission could not even be entrusted; the
planes were controlled remotely from the ground by technology that has been
around for years; the planes were used to cover up for the internal
explosives planted previously to be detonated at the "right time;" Bin
Laden had nothing to do with it, but has been a long-time CIA agent who
was used as a convenient scapegoat to "justify" actions by the ruling
elite to furthe its agenda of imposing a worldwide police state that would 
also
include the US; 24 of Bin Laden's family members were secretly escorted out 
of
the country after 9/11 events under federal protection, which would not have
happened if he had been the real culprit; Bush slipped up twice in public
speeches and admitted seeing the first plane hit, which he did by virtue of
cameras set up by fed. agents to give him a direct feed in Florida, where he
feigned surprise, horror and sorrow; the whole deal was in inside one; 
anyone
who knows anything about demolitions knows how the buildings went down in
NYC, DC and OKC (in 1995), where federally-programmed patsy McVeigh drove
a truck near the building to cover for the internal explosives that were not
set by him. Keating, the local police and fire depts., and, of course, the
feds knew exactly what was happening. I could go on, but maybe I am wasting
my time with just another alleged "conservative" group that has been put out
there to help the cover-up, along with guys like Limbaugh, worldnetdaily,
Liddy, North, O'Reilly, et. al. Paul
06/3/02 More memos surface proving that FBI and CIA knew the supposed 
terrorists (read "Patsies") were in the US months before 9-11. There is one 
and only one reason for the FBI and CIA to know these men were in the US and 
to do nothing, and that is because the men were working for the CIA and FBI, 
playing a role to help point the finger of blame for the coming terror 
attacks in the "correct" direction; at the people living over the oil the 
United States needs to conquer in order to save its financial Gluteus 
Maximus. The goal of the current "limited hangout" is to use the scandal to 
reinforce the claim that Arabs were behind 9-11 even though the only hard 
evidence points in an entirely different direction and has been classified 
to keep the public from learning that someone other than Arabs was involved 
in the 9-11 attacks. "Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. 
I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified 
information." -- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the 
Israeli spy ring.
06/3/02 Argentineans warned of 9-11 by "foreign intelligence source" weeks 
before attacks happened


http://people.msoe.edu/~taylorm/wrh/spyring.html

6/6/2002
06/6/02 THE WHITEWASH CONSPIRACY SENATE AND HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES 
SET TO PROBE 9/11 INFESTED WITH CFR, BILDERBERG, TRILATERAL, FREEMASON, 
SKULL AND BONES AND CARLYLE GROUP INTERESTS
06/6/02 THE HARD FACTS NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ! ! ! !
06/6/02 Just what is BELIEF? Beliefs are chains that hold free minds slaves. 
No shackles of iron ever bound a man tighter than the shackles made of that 
man's beliefs. Beliefs are tools of enslavement and control of gullible 
masses by the purveyors and promoters of those beliefs, whether it is the 
belief that paper money has worth, the belief that government is honest and 
benevolent, the belief that not ratting out the priest who fondled you will 
earn you wings and a harp and an escape hatch from death, or the belief that 
the mainstream media tells you everything you need to know.
06/6/02 FBI investigates Army impostor A man claiming to be an Army Captain 
inserted himself into the investigation into the bridge collapse, but Army 
denies he exists.
06/6/02 Face to Face With a Terrorist Atta sighting will replace Elvis 
sightings as the attention-getting claim of the age. Atta, like Zacarias 
Moussaoui, went out of his way to be noticed and remembered by people.
06/6/02 Central Asia gas deal underscores the real reasons for the Afghan 
war
06/6/02 Whistle-blower testifies. FBI's protection of Zacarias Moussaoui 
described as "missed signals".
06/6/02 Gold/Stock Market Manipulation - Plunge Protection Team At Work? 
Every time gold starts to look attractive to investors, reserves get dumped 
to push prices back down.
06/6/02 Another bumpy ride in the markets tomorrow?
06/6/02 "Citizen, Can I See Your ID." IN light of Bush's call for a new 
cabinet-level office controlling the nation's police this is worth a read.
06/5/02 US Refused offer of terror suspect. Maybe because the suspect, Abdul 
Rahman Yasin, was also part of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center 
that FBI informant Emad Salem claims he was ordered NOT to thwart!
06/6/02 AOL Time Warner learns to kiss Congressional butt
06/6/02 Bush's answer to why the government didn't warn of the 9-11 attacks? 
Form a new government department, of course!
06/6/02 Transcript of press briefing by FBI agent who charges Bush blocked 
investigations prior to 9-11.
06/6/02 Hijacker's roommate kept from US 4 times. Translation: "If we keep 
waving Arabs at the people, they'll forget that the only evidence linking 
9-11 to Osama was faked, they'll forget about the arrested Israeli spies and 
the fact that there IS evidence linking them to 9-11, they'll forget that 
the US Government has CLASSIFIED that evidence linking the arrested Israeli 
spies to 9-11, they'll forget that the Anthrax letters prove a plot to frame 
Arabs for US terror, they'll forget that the only actual suspect in the 
Anthrax case isn't an Arab, they'll forget that Israel has a prior history 
of bombing Americans and Brits and framing Arabs for it. Yeah, sure. If we 
just wave Arabs at them hard enough, those stupid American sheep will forget 
all about those facts and learn to hate the people living over all that 
beautiful oil. We just have to wave Arabs at them hard enough."


'It is the Oil, Stupid!'
By Joseph Clifford

JAMES TOWN, Rhode Island - The Russians got into their
Vietnam right after we
got out of ours? Isn't that strange?

We supported Bin Laden and the Taleban for years, and
viewed them as freedom
fighters against the Russians? Isn't that strange?

As late as 1998 the US was paying the salary of every
single Taleban official
in Afghanistan? Isn't that strange?

There is more oil and gas in the Caspian Sea area than
in Saudi Arabia, but you
need a pipeline through Afghanistan to get the oil out.
Isn't that strange?

UNOCAL, a giant American Oil conglomerate, wanted to
build a 1-000-mile long
pipeline from the Caspian Sea through Afghanistan to
the Arabian Sea. Isn't
that strange?

UNOCAL spent $10 billion on geological surveys for
pipeline construction, and
very nicely courted the Taleban for their support in
allowing the construction to begin. Isn't that strange?

All of the leading Taleban officials were in Texas
negotiating with UNOCAL in
1998. Isn't that strange?

1998-1999 - The Taleban changed its mind and threw
UNOCAL out of the country
and awarded the pipeline project to a company from
Argentina. Isn't that
strange?

John Maresca, vice president of UNOCAL, testified
before Congress and said no
pipeline until the Taleban was gone and a more friendly
government was
established. Isn't that strange?

1999-2000 - The Taleban became the most evil people in
the world. Isn't that
strange?

Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, was
told by senior American
officials in mid-July that military action against
Afghanistan would go
ahead by the middle of October. Isn't that strange?

Sept. 11, 2001 - WTC disaster.

Bush goes to war against Afghanistan even though none
of the hijackers came
from Afghanistan. Isn't that strange?

Bush blamed Bin Laden but has never offered any proof
saying it's a "secret."
Isn't that strange?

Taleban offered to negotiate to turn over Bin Laden if
we showed them some
proof. We refused; we bombed. Isn't that strange?

Bush said: "This is not about nation building. It's
about getting the
terrorists." Isn't that strange?

We have a new government in Afghanistan. Isn't that
strange?

The leader of that government formerly worked for
UNOCAL. Isn't that strange?

Bush appoints a special envoy to represent the US to
deal with that new
government, who formerly was the "chief consultant to
UNOCAL." Isn't that
strange?

The Bush family acquired their wealth through oil?
Isn't that strange?

Bush's secretary of interior was the president of an
oil company before going
to Washington. Isn't that strange?

George Bush Sr. now works with the "Carlysle Group"
specializing in huge oil
investments around the world. Isn't that strange?

Condoleezza Rice worked for Chevron before going to
Washington. Isn't that
strange?

Chevron named one of its newest "supertankers" after
Condoleezza. Isn't that
strange?

Dick Cheney worked for the giant oil conglomerate
Haliburton before becoming
vice president. Isn't that strange?

Haliburton gave Cheney $34 million as a farewell gift
when he left the company.
Isn't that strange?

Haliburton is in the pipeline construction business.
Isn't that strange?


There is $6 trillion worth of oil in the Caspian Sea
area. Isn't that strange?

The US government quietly announced on Jan 31, 2002
that we will support the
construction of the Trans-Afghanistan pipeline. Isn't
that strange?

President Musharraf (Pakistan), and interim leader
Karzai, (Afghanistan -
UNOCAL) announce agreement to build proposed gas
pipeline from Central Asia
to Pakistan via Afghanistan. (Irish Times 02/10/02)
Isn't that strange?

It's the Oil, Stupid!

(Mr. Joseph Clifford also contributed this article to
Media Monitors Network
(MMN)



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GUILTY FOR 9-11: BUSH, RUMSFELD, MYERS
Introduction & Section 1
by Illarion Bykov and Jared Israel
[Posted 14 November 2001]
[Updated 17 November 2001]
Dedicated to the firemen of New York.

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INTRODUCTION TO SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE

Andrews Air Force Base is a huge military installation just 10 miles from 
the Pentagon.

On 11 September there were two entire squadrons of combat-ready fighter jets 
at Andrews. Their job was to protect the skies over Washington D.C. They 
failed to do their job. Despite over one hour's advance warning of a 
terrorist attack in progress, not a single Andrews fighter tried to protect 
the city.

The FAA, NORAD and the military have cooperative procedures by which fighter 
jets automatically intercept commercial aircraft under emergency conditions. 
These procedures were not followed.

Air Force officials and others have tried to explain away the failures:

"Air Force Lt. Col. Vic Warzinski, another Pentagon spokesman, [said]: 'The 
Pentagon was simply not aware that this aircraft was coming our way, and I 
doubt prior to Tuesday's event, anyone would have expected anything like 
that here.'"
--'Newsday,' 23 September 2001 (1)

Using information from the mass media and official Websites, we will show 
that this is a lie.

Some of what happened on 9-11, such as planes flying into buildings, is 
unusual. But most of what happened, such as commercial jets flying 
off-course, transponder failures and possible hijackings, are common 
emergencies. We will show that these emergencies are routinely handled with 
expert efficiency based on clear rules.

The crash of the first hijacked jet into the World Trade Center made it 
clear the United States was faced with an extraordinary situation. This 
should have intensified the emergency responses of the air safety and 
defense systems.

The whole country was aware. For example, at 9:06 AM the NY Police 
broadcast:

" 'This was a terrorist attack. Notify the Pentagon.'"
--'Daily News' (New York) 12 September 2001 (2)

'American Forces Press Service' reported that ordinary people working at the 
Pentagon worried they could be next:

"'We were watching the World Trade Center on the television,' said a Navy 
officer. 'When the second plane deliberately dove into the tower, someone 
said, 'The World Trade Center is one of the most recognizable symbols of 
America. We're sitting in a close second.'"
--'DEFENSELINK News', Sept. 13, 2001 (3)

U.S. air safety and air defense emergency systems are activated in response 
to problems every day. On 9-11 they failed despite, not because of, the 
extreme nature of the emergency. This could only happen if individuals in 
high positions worked in a coordinated way to make them fail.

Such operatives would almost surely have failed if they tried to disrupt and 
abort routine protection systems without top-level support. The failure of 
the emergency systems would be noticed immediately. Moreover, given the 
catastrophic nature of the attacks, the highest military authorities would 
be alerted. Acting on their own, the operatives could expect that their 
orders would be countermanded and that they themselves would be arrested.

The sabotage of routine protective systems, controlled by strict 
hierarchies, would never have been contemplated let alone attempted absent 
the involvement of the supreme U.S. military command. This includes at least 
U.S. President George Bush, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and 
the then-Acting Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force General Richard 
B. Myers.

In the following summary of evidence we will demonstrate probable cause for 
charging the above-named persons with treason for complicity in the murders 
of thousands of people whom they had sworn to protect.

The summary of evidence covers the following areas:

* Andrews Air Force Base and the myth of 'no available planes;'

* The air safety/air defense systems and the myth that they were not 
prepared;

* The actions of George Bush on 9-11 that clearly violated his positive 
legal and constitutional obligations and demonstrated consciousness of 
guilt;

* The testimony of General Richard B. Myers at Senate hearings on his 
nomination as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In these hearings, the 
contents of which were reported accurately by one lone journalist, General 
Myers attempted to cover up what had happened 9-11 when he was Acting 
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He offered three mutually contradictory cover 
stories and demonstrated consciousness of guilt;

* The cover story floated by CBS evening news, September 14th.
Until that time, officials reported that no planes had been 'scrambled' to 
intercept the hijacked planes. But following Gen. Myers disastrous Senate 
testimony, CBS broadcast an improved version of 9-11. In the new script, 
fighter jets from Otis and Langley Air Force Bases did try, but failed, to 
intercept the hijacked planes. This is now presented as the official NORAD 
story and has been repeated uncritically by media and government officials 
alike. We will demonstrate that this cover story is both weak and 
incriminating.

SECTION 1: Why did no fighter jets 'scramble' to protect Washington D.C.?

LIE #1: 'NO COMBAT READY FIGHTERS WERE STATIONED NEAR THE PENTAGON'

As noted, Andrews Air Force base is 10 miles from the Pentagon. The media 
has mainly avoided talking about Andrews. An exception is 'USA Today,' the 
second-highest circulation newspaper in America. On one day it published two 
contradictory stories to explain the failure to scramble jets from Andrews 
prior to the Pentagon crash:

FIRST 'USA TODAY' STORY:

"Andrews Air Force Base, home to Air Force One, is only 15 miles [sic!] away 
from the Pentagon, but it had no fighters assigned to it. Defense officials 
won't say whether that has changed."
--'USA TODAY,' 17 September 2001 (4)

SECOND 'USA TODAY' STORY:

"The District of Columbia National Guard maintained fighter planes at 
Andrews Air Force Base, only about 15 miles [sic!] from the Pentagon, but 
those planes were not on alert and not deployed."
--'USA TODAY' September 17, 2001 (5)

Both stories are false.

Only one newspaper told the truth. That was the 'San Diego Union-Tribune':

"Air defense around Washington is provided mainly by fighter planes from 
Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland near the District of Columbia border. The 
D.C. Air National Guard is also based there and equipped with F-16 fighter 
planes, a National Guard spokesman said.

"But the fighters took to the skies over Washington only after the 
devastating attack on the Pentagon..."
--'San Diego Union-Tribune' 12 September 2001. (6)

Andrews Air Force Base is a huge installation. It hosts two 'combat-ready' 
squadrons:

* the 121st Fighter Squadron (FS-121) of the 113th Fighter Wing (FW-113), 
equipped with F-16 fighters;

* the 321st Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA-321) of the 49th Marine Air 
Group, Detachment A (MAG-49 Det-A), equipped with
F/A-18 fighters.

These squadrons are served by hundreds of full-time personnel.

THE 121st FIGHTER SQUADRON, 113th FIGHTER WING

"…as part of its dual mission, the 113th provides capable and ready response 
forces for the District of Columbia in the event of a natural disaster or 
civil emergency. Members also assist local and federal law enforcement 
agencies in combating drug trafficking in the District of Colombia. [They] 
are full partners with the active Air Force"
--DC Military (7)

THE 321st MARINE FIGHTER ATTACK SQUADRON (VMFA-321)

"In the best tradition of the Marine Corps, a 'few good men and women' 
support two combat-ready reserve units at Andrews AFB.

"Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 321, a Marine Corps Reserve squadron, 
flies the sophisticated F/A-18 Hornet. Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 
49, Detachment A, provides maintenance and supply functions necessary to 
maintain a force in readiness. "
--DC Military (7)

So Andrews AFB had at least two 'combat-ready' squadrons.

(www.dcmilitary.com is a private Website authorized by the military to 
provide information for members of the armed forces. Please see note just 
before "Footnotes.")

Our research has been carried out mainly by volunteers. Newspapers and TV 
news departments have full-time research staffs. The important media have 
bureaus in Washington DC, just a few miles from the Andrews airbase. Why 
haven't newspapers and TV news programs reported the truth: that Andrews job 
was to protect DC?

This failure is especially striking because some media did report that 
fighters scrambled from Andrews, but only after the Pentagon was hit. Thus 
they were aware that Andrews was supposed to defend D.C.:

For example:

" Within minutes of the attack American forces around the world were put on 
one of their highest states of alert - Defcon 3, just two notches short of 
all-out war - and F-16s from Andrews Air Force Base were in the air over 
Washington DC."
--'Sunday Telegraph,' (London), 14 September 2001 (8)

And:

"WASHINGTON - …an audible gasp went up from the rear of the audience as a 
large black plume of smoke arose from the Pentagon. Terrorism suddenly was 
at the doorstep and clearly visible through the big glass windows 
overlooking the Potomac River. Overhead, fighter jets scrambled from Andrews 
Air Force Base and other installations and cross-crossed the skies…

"A thick plume of smoke was climbing out of the hollow center of the 
Pentagon. Everyone on the train understood what had happened moments 
before."
--'Denver Post,' 11 September 2001 (9)

And:

"It was after the attack on the Pentagon that the Air Force then decided to 
scramble F-16s out of the DC National Guard Andrews Air Force Base to fly 
cover, a--a protective cover over Washington, DC."
--NBC Nightly News, (6:30 PM ET) 11 September 11 2001 (10)

The media should have demanded to know the truth about why fighter jets 
assigned to protect Washington didn't scramble an hour BEFORE the Pentagon 
was hit.

Besides fighters, tanker planes and AWACS were also readily available. (An 
AWACS is a flying communication center equipped with radar which can scan at 
least 250 miles. This is almost the full distance from the 
West-Virginia/Ohio/Kentucky border, where American Air Flight 77 turned 
around before flying back to DC.) Both General Myers and Vice President 
Cheney admit that these planes did not go into the air over Washington until 
after the Pentagon was hit.

Here is General Myers, testifying 13th September:

"When it became clear what the threat was, we did scramble fighter aircraft, 
AWACS, radar aircraft and tanker aircraft to begin to establish orbits in 
case other aircraft showed up in the FAA system that were hijacked."
--Gen. Richard B. Myers at Senate confirmation hearing 13 September 2001 
(11)

And Richard Cheney on 'Meet the Press':

"VICE PRES. CHENEY: Well, the--I suppose the toughest decision was this 
question of whether or not we would intercept incoming commercial aircraft.

"MR. RUSSERT: And you decided?'

"VICE PRES. CHENEY: We decided to do it. We'd, in effect, put a flying 
combat air patrol up over the city; F-16s with an AWACS, which is an 
airborne radar system, and tanker support so they could stay up a long 
time." --NBC, 'Meet the Press' (10:00 AM ET) 16 September 2001 (12)

As we shall see, Mr. Cheney's statement that "the toughest decision was this 
question of whether or not we would intercept incoming commercial aircraft" 
is a lie. Publicly available FAA documents prove that fighter jets routinely 
intercept commercial aircraft under certain designated circumstances without 
requiring or asking for approval from the White House.

Summary of evidence is CONTINUED IN SECTION 2

Note on dcmilitary.com Website. We discovered it 24 September. A month later 
we discovered the address had been changed with Andrews information posted 
in the smallest type size. Similarly, the official Andrews AFB Website has 
been 'down' since mid-September. Fortunately, it can still be accessed. Go 
to www.archive.org and enter www.andrews.af.mil .

On the Andrews main page there is a direct link to DC Military. The archived 
Andrews Website confirms information on DC military. Please check these 
links and download the pages because they may be moved or removed again.

Emperor's Clothes Urgently Needs

FOOTNOTES:

(1) 'Newsday' 23 September 2001, "Air Attack on Pentagon Indicates 
Weaknesses" by Sylvia Adcock, Brian Donovan and Craig Gordon
Web version at::
http://www.newsday.com/ny-uspent232380681sep23.story
Backup at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/nd923.htm

(2) 'Daily News' (New York), 12 September 2001, Wednesday, NEWS SECTION; Pg. 
24: 'THE TRAGIC TIMELINE The sad events of the day.'
the full text is available at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/dn912.htm

(3) 'DEFENSELINK News,' "It Was Business as Usual, Then 'Boom'" By Jim 
Garamone, 'American Forces Press Service,' Sept. 13, 2001
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2001/n09132001_200109132.html
Backup at
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/def.htm

(4) 'USA TODAY,' 17 September 2001, Pg. 5A, "Military now a presence on home 
front," by Andrea Stone.
Web version is at:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2001/09/16/military-home-front.htm
Backup at:
http:/.emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/usa-1.htm

(5) 'USA TODAY,' September 17, 2001 Monday, FINAL EDITION, Pg. 5A, 
"Shoot-down order issued on morning of chaos," by Jonathan Weisman, 
Washington
Web version is at:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2001/09/16/pentagon-timeline.htm
Backup at
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/usa2.htm

(6) 'San Diego Union-Tribune,' 12 September 2001. Homepage at: 
http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Article at: 
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sandiego/main/document.html?QDesc=&FMTS=FT&QVPID=&FrameName=&QCPP=&QIID=000000080620146&FMT=FT
Backup at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/sd.htm

(7) Current DC Military weblink is:
http://www.dcmilitary.com/baseguides/airforce/andrews/partnerunits.html:
Backup of the November 2001 web page at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/dcmil.htm
Backup of how the page looked on September 2001 at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/dcmilsep.htm

(8) 'Sunday Telegraph,' (London), 14 September 2001
Web article at:
http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/09/16/wcia16.xml
Backup article at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/tel16.htm

(9) 'Denver Post,' 11 September 2001
To view this article on the Web, search for Article ID: 1075896 on:
http://www.denverpost.com
Backup article at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/dp11.htm

(10) 'NBC Nightly News,' "Attack on America," (6:30 PM ET) 11 September 
2001, "Tuesday President Bush returns to White House on Marine One," Anchor: 
Tom Brokaw, Jim Miklaszewski reporting.
See transcript at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/nbc911cover.htm

(11) Gen. Richard B. Myers at Senate confirmation hearing 13 September 2001
Full transcript at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/mycon.htm
This particular quotation was also reprinted by many mainstream media 
sources.

(12) 'NBC, Meet the Press' (10:00 AM ET) Sunday 16 September 2001.
Full transcript at:
http://stacks.msnbc.com/news/629714.asp?cp1=1
Backup transcript at:
http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/nbcmp.htm


http://rense.com/general25/genr.htm
Pilot Answers 911 Questions
JCS General Myers Wouldn't
From Bill Mitchell
6-10-2

The vital perspective provided by this pilot raises as many questions as it 
answers on - "Where Was The U.S. Air Force When We Needed It On 9-11?" - the 
answer is, they were in-flight along the Atlantic seaboard, but didn't 
follow regulations to intercept those off-course and unresponsive airliners 
- WHY? I hope you will post this along with the testimony given on September 
13th, two days after, by General Richard Myers before the Senate Armed 
Services Committee. The questions by senators on 9-11 and his answers 
outrageously insult the intelligence of the senators, and by extension the 
congress and the American public. Nevertheless General Myers was promoted to 
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, in spite of his dereliction of duty and 
criminal negligence on the morning of 9-11.

Posted on the KPFK 90.7 FM Listener Online Bulletin Board

By Michael Guillaume
6-9-2

I am a pilot and I know what happens to me when I lose my transponder. The 
controllers console immediately alerts him to the fact since he no longer 
has my transponder code and altitude. This causes him a graet deal of 
trouble and very shortly I get trouble also. I am usually instructed to stay 
below 3,500 feet and return to the airport. The reason for the concern is 
that I am a hazard to navigation. Now imagine the situation in the Air Route 
Traffic Control Center (commonly abreviated to "center").

This is in the northeast corner of the U.S., the busiest airspace on the 
planet. Each controller has a wedged shaped sector that he is responsible 
for. His airspace is also bounded by altitude limits. Commercial flights, 
refferred to as heavies, are always under positive control. They must 
constantly be in communication with the controllers in order to maintain 
legal seperation. If one of these heavies loses its transponder, it causes 
instant problems for more than one controller since altitude information is 
lost.

The controllers still have a skin paint, or passive echo from the airframe, 
but the blip now shows up on all consoles for that sector, not just the 
original one that was handling the altitude range of the flight. If that 
same flight loses communication with the controllers as well, the controller 
work load takes another giant step upward. Keep in mind that this is in an 
area that is normally stretched to the breaking point with controller 
overload. This flight is now a hazard to air navigation, and the controllers 
primary function of seperating the planes is in jeopardy.

The procedure for lost communication emergencies is simple: follow your last 
clearance. If the flight under discussion follows its last clearance, the 
controllers can predict where it will go and can still keep other flights 
out of harms way. If in addition to losing communication and transponder the 
flight starts to deviate from its last clearance, the whole system is in an 
emergency condition. Alarms all over the country would be going off. One 
interesting piece of information is the recording of controller and pilote 
conversations. These tapes are a matter of public record and are written 
over after a few days unless something interesting happens. These tapes 
would show the response of the system. Where are they?

So, we know that the traffic control system would be in panic mode within 
two to three minutes of the initial events. We know that Otis Airforce Base 
is only five minutes from Manhatten by F15. We know that the controllers 
always had a passive return form the planes and could vector an intercept. 
The last Airmans Informatiion Manual I bought has a date of 1989 and it 
describes intercept procedures. So we know that intercepts have been routine 
low level events since at least that time.

We know that there is an Air Defence Intercept Zone just off shore for the 
entire Atlantic Coast. This zone is constantly being patrolled. In general 
fast movers would not need to be scrambled. They can be diverted from 
routine patrol and training flights for the intercept. I know from 
experience that early morning flights are every pilots favorite. You 
preflight the plane in the dark and take off. Even in a Cessna breaking out 
into the bright clear sunshine from the dark earth below is a kick. In an 
F15 doing Mach 1 straight up would make it impossible to stop grinning. The 
odds are that many flights would be on patrol just off shore. It would be 
most improbable that even one commercial flight could go more than ten 
minutes without being intercepted. The intercepting plane would slowly close 
from the left and take station slightly above and ahead of the errant heavy. 
At this pont he would rock his wings and expect the other plane to do the 
same as a form of non verbal communication. After this he would perform a 
gentle turn to the left and the intercepted plane is required to follow. If 
this does not occur, there are many actions short of firing the fighter can 
take to prevent the commercial jet from harming either itself, any other 
plane, or any ground structure.

Interceptions are routine daily occurrances. The fact that they didn't 
happen under extreme provocation raises some serious questions. I hope Mary 
Schiavo will ask them.

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=165346&article=10650


General Myers' Confirmation Hearing

Senate Armed Services Committee Holds Hearing On Nomination of General 
Richard Myers to be Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C. 
, SEPTEMBER 13, 2001

SENATOR LEVIN: Was the Defense Department contacted by the FAA or the FBI or 
any other agency after the first two hijacked aircraft crashed into the 
World Trade Center, prior to the time that the Pentagon was hit?

GENERAL MYERS: Sir, I don't know the answer to that question. I can get that 
for you, for the record... That order, to the best of my knowledge, was 
after the Pentagon was struck. ... I was with Senator Cleland when this 
happened and went back to the Pentagon. And they were evacuating, of course, 
the Pentagon at the time. And I went into the National Military Command 
Center because that's essentially my battle station when things are 
happening.

SENATOR LEVIN: Was the Defense Department contacted by the FAA or the FBI or 
any other agency after the first two hijacked aircraft crashed into the 
World Trade Center, prior to the time that the Pentagon was hit?

GENERAL MYERS: Sir, I don't know the answer to that question. I can get that 
for you, for the record.

SENATOR LEVIN: Thank you. Did the Defense Department take -- or was the 
Defense Department asked to take action against any specific aircraft?

GENERAL MYERS: Sir, we were . . .

SENATOR LEVIN: And did you take action against -- for instance, there has 
been statements that the aircraft that crashed in Pennsylvania was shot 
down. Those stories continue to exist.

GENERAL MYERS: Mr. Chairman, the armed forces did not shoot down any 
aircraft. When it became clear what the threat was, we did scramble fighter 
aircraft, AWACS, radar aircraft and tanker aircraft to begin to establish 
orbits in case other aircraft showed up in the FAA system that were 
hijacked. But we never actually had to use force.

SENATOR CLELAND: General, it's a good thing that, as I look back at that 
morning, that you and I were meeting. It's a good thing we were meeting here 
and not us meeting in the Pentagon because about the time you and I were 
having our visit, discussing the need to boost our conventional forces, to 
look at the question of terrorism and attacks on the United States, at just 
about that very moment, the Pentagon was being hit.

GERERAL MYERS: Yes, sir.

SENATOR BILL NELSON: ... General Myers, The second World Trade tower was hit 
shortly after 9:00. And the Pentagon was hit approximately 40 minutes later. 
That's approximately. You would know specifically what the timeline was.

The crash that occurred in Pennsylvania after the Newark westbound flight 
was turned around 180 degrees and started heading back to Washington was 
approximately an hour after the World Trade Center second explosion. You 
said earlier in your testimony that we had not scrambled any military 
aircraft until after the Pentagon was hit. And so, my question would be: 
why?

GENERAL MYERS: I think I had that right, that it was not until then. I'd 
have to go back and review the exact timelines.

SENATOR BILL NELSON: ... If we knew that there was a general threat on 
terrorist activity, which we did, and we suddenly have two trade towers in 
New York being obviously hit by terrorist activity, of commercial airliners 
taken off course from Boston to Los Angeles, then what happened to the 
response of the defense establishment once we saw the diversion of the 
aircraft headed west from Dulles turning around 180 degrees and, likewise, 
in the aircraft taking off from Newark and, in flight, turning 180 degrees? 
That's the question.

I leave it to you as to how you would like to answer it. But we would like 
an answer.

GENERAL MYERS: You bet. I spoke, after the second tower was hit, I spoke to 
the commander of NORAD, General Eberhart. And at that point, I think the 
decision was at that point to start launching aircraft...

In this case, if my memory serves me -- and I'll have to get back to you for 
the record -- my memory says that we had launched on the one that eventually 
crashed in Pennsylvania. I mean, we had gotten somebody close to it, as I 
recall. I'll have to check that out.

SENATOR BILL NELSON: ... Commenting from CNN on the timeline, 9:03 is the 
correct time that the United Airlines flight crashed into the south tower of 
the World Trade Center; 9:43 is the time that American Airlines flight 77 
crashed into the Pentagon. And 10:10 a.m. is the time that United Airlines 
flight 93 crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

So that was 40 minutes between the second tower being hit and the Pentagon 
crash. And it is an hour and seven minutes until the crash occurred in 
Pennsylvania.

SENATOR LEVIN: The time that we don't have is when the Pentagon was 
notified, if they were, by the FAA or the FBI or any other agency, relative 
to any potential threat or any planes having changed direction or anything 
like that. And that's the same which you will give us because that's . . .

GENERAL MYERS: I can answer that. At the time of the first impact on the 
World Trade Center, we stood up our crisis action team. That was done 
immediately.

So we stood it up. And we started talking to the federal agencies. The time 
I do not know is when NORAD responded with fighter aircraft. I don't know 
that time.

SENATOR LEVIN: Or the time that I asked you for, which was whether the FAA 
or FBI notified you that other planes had turned direction from their path, 
their scheduled path, and were returning or aiming towards Washington, 
whether there was any notice from any of them, because that's such an 
obvious shortfall if there wasn't.

GENERAL MYERS: Right.

SENATOR LEVIN: And in any event, but more important, if you could get us 
that information.

GENERAL MYERS: It probably happened. As you remember, I was not in the 
Pentagon at that time, so that part of it is a little hazy. After that, we 
started getting regular notifications through NORAD, FAA to NORAD, on other 
flights that we were worried about.

And we knew about the one that eventually crashed in Pennsylvania. I do not 
know, again, whether we had fighters scrambled on it. I have to . . .

SENATOR LEVIN: If you could get us those times then. We know you don' t know 
them.

GENERAL MYERS: But we'll get them.

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