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1) AWOL Chain of Command
a. It is well documented that the officials topping the chain of command forresponse to a domestic attack - George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Myers,Montague Winfield - all found reason to do something else during the actualattacks, other than assuming their duties as decision-makers.
b. Who was actually in charge? Dick Cheney, Richard Clarke, Norman Mineta andthe 9/11 Commission directly conflict in their accounts of top-level response tothe unfolding events, such that several (or all) of them must be lying.
2) Air Defense Failures
a. The US air defense system failed to follow standard procedures forresponding to diverted passenger flights.
b. Timelines: The various responsible agencies - NORAD, FAA, Pentagon, USAF, aswell as the 9/11 Commission - gave radically different explanations for thefailure (in some cases upheld for years), such that several officials must havelied; but none were held accountable.
c. Was there an air defense standdown?
3) Pentagon Strike
How was it possible the Pentagon was hit 1 hour and 20 minutes after theattacks began? Why was there no response from Andrews Air Force Base, just 10miles away and home to Air National Guard units charged with defending theskies above the nation''s capital? How did Hani Hanjour, a man who failed as aCessna pilot on his first flight in a Boeing, execute a difficult aerobaticmaneuver to strike the Pentagon? Why did the attack strike the just-renovatedside, which was largely empty and opposite from the high command?
a. US military and other authorities planned or actually rehearsed defensiveresponse to all elements of the 9/11 scenario during the year prior to theattack - including multiple hijackings, suicide crashbombings, and a strike onthe Pentagon.
b. The multiple military wargames planned long in advance and held on themorning of September 11th included scenarios of a domestic air crisis, a planecrashing into a government building, and a large-scale emergency in New York.If this was only an incredible series of coincidences, why did the officialinvestigations avoid the issue? There is evidence that the wargames createdconfusion as to whether the unfolding events were "real world orexercise." Did wargames serve as the cover for air defense sabotage, and/orthe execution of an "inside job"?
5) Flight 93
Did the Shanksville crash occur at 10:06 (according to a seismic report) or10:03 (according to the 9/11 Commission)? Does the Commission wish to hide whathappened in the last three minutes of the flight, and if so, why? Was Flight 93shot down, as indicated by the scattering of debris over a trail of severalmiles?
THE DAY - POSSIBLE SMOKING GUNS
6) Did cell phones work at 30,000 feet in 2001? How many hijackings wereattempted? How many flights were diverted?
7) Demolition Hypothesis
What caused the collapse of a third skyscraper, WTC 7, which was not hit by aplane? Were the Twin Towers and WTC 7 brought down by explosives? (See"The Case for Demolitions," the websites wtc7.net and911research.wtc7.net, and the influential article by physicist Steven Jones.See also items no. 16 and 24, below.)
FOREKNOWLEDGE& THE ALLEGED HIJACKERS
8) What didofficials know? How did they know it?
a. Multiple allied foreign agencies informed the US government of a comingattack in detail, including the manner and likely targets of the attack, thename of the operation (the "Big Wedding"), and the names of certainmen later identified as being among the perpetrators.
b. Various individuals came into possession of specific advance knowledge, andsome of them tried to warn the US prior to September 11th.
c. Certain prominent persons received warnings not to fly on the week or on theday of September 11th.
9) Able Danger,Plus - Surveillance of Alleged Hijackers
a. The men identified as the 9/11 ringleaders were under surveillance for yearsbeforehand, on the suspicion they were terrorists, by a variety of US andallied authorities - including the CIA, the US military''s "AbleDanger" program, the German authorities, Israeli intelligence and others.
b. Two of the alleged ringleaders who were known to be under surveillance bythe CIA also lived with an FBI asset in San Diego, but this is supposed to beyet another a coincidence.
10) Obstruction of FBI Investigations prior to 9/11
A group of FBI officials in New York systematically suppressed fieldinvestigations of potential terrorists that might have uncovered the allegedhijackers - as the Moussaoui case once again showed. The stories of SibelEdmonds, Robert Wright, Coleen Rowley and Harry Samit, the "PhoenixMemo," David Schippers, the 199i orders restricting investigations, theBush administration''s order to back off the Bin Ladin family, the reaction tothe "Bojinka" plot, and John O''Neil do not, when considered in sum, indicatemere incompetence, but high-level corruption and protection of criminalnetworks, including the network of the alleged 9/11 conspirators. (Nearly allof these examples were omitted from or relegated to fleeting footnotes in The9/11 Commission Report.)
a. Unknown speculators allegedly used foreknowledge of the Sept. 11th events toprofiteer on many markets internationally - including but not limited to"put options" placed to short-sell the two airlines, WTC tenants, andWTC re-insurance companies in Chicago and London.
b. In addition, suspicious monetary transactions worth hundreds of millionswere conducted through offices at the Twin Towers during the actual attacks.
c. Initial reports on these trades were suppressed and forgotten, and onlyyears later did the 9/11 Commission and SEC provide a partial, but untenableexplanation for only a small number of transactions (covering only the airlineput options through the Chicago Board of Exchange).
12) Who werethe perpetrators?
a. Much of the evidence establishing who did the crime is dubious andmiraculous: bags full of incriminating material that happened to miss theflight or were left in a van; the "magic passport" of an allegedhijacker, found at Ground Zero; documents found at motels where the allegedperpetrators had stayed days and weeks before 9/11.
b. The identities of the alleged hijackers remain unresolved, there arecontradictions in official accounts of their actions and travels, and there isevidence several of them had "doubles," all of which is omitted fromofficial investigations.
c. What happened to initial claims by the government that 50 people involved inthe attacks had been identified, including the 19 alleged hijackers, with 10still at large (suggesting that 20 had been apprehended)? http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-worldtrade-50suspects,0,1825231.story
THE 9/11 COVER-UP, 2001-2006
13) Who Is Osama Bin Ladin?
a. Who judges which of the many conflicting and dubious statements and videosattributed to Osama Bin Ladin are genuine, and which are fake? The mostimportant Osama Bin Ladin video (Nov. 2001), in which he supposedly confesses tomasterminding 9/11, appears to be a fake. In any event, the State Department''stranslation of it is fraudulent.
b. Did OsamaBin Ladin visit Dubai and meet a CIA agent in July 2001 (Le Figaro)? Was hereceiving dyalisis in a Pakistani military hospital on the night of September10, 2001 (CBS)?
c. Whether by Bush or Clinton: Why is Osama always allowed to escape?
d. The terror network associated with Osama, known as the "data base"(al-Qaeda), originated in the CIA-sponsored 1980s anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan.When did this network stop serving as an asset to covert operations by USintelligence and allied agencies? What were its operatives doing in Kosovo,Bosnia and Chechnya in the years prior to 9/11?
14) All theSigns of a Systematic 9/11 Cover-up
a. Airplane black boxes were found at Ground Zero, according to two firstresponders and an unnamed NTSB official, but they were "disappeared"and their existence is denied in The 9/11 Commission Report.
b. US officials consistently suppressed and destroyed evidence (like the tapesrecorded by air traffic controllers who handled the New York flights).
c. Whistleblowers (like Sibel Edmonds and Anthony Shaffer) were intimidated,gagged and sanctioned, sending a clear signal to others who might be thinking aboutspeaking out.
d. Officials who "failed" (like Myers and Eberhard, as well asFrasca, Maltbie and Bowman of the FBI) were given promotions.
15) PoisoningNew York
The White House deliberately pressured the EPA into giving false publicassurances that the toxic air at Ground Zero was safe to breathe. Thisknowingly contributed to an as-yet unknown number of health cases andfatalities, and demonstrates that the administration does consider the lives ofAmerican citizens to be expendable on behalf of certain interests.
16) Disposing of the Crime Scene
The rapid and illegal scrapping of the WTC ruins at Ground Zero disposed ofalmost all of the structural steel indispensable to any investigation of thecollapse mechanics. (See also item no. 23, below.)
Mailings of weapons-grade anthrax - which caused a practical suspension of the9/11 investigations - were traced back to US military stock. Soon after theattacks began in October 2001, the FBI approved the destruction of the originalsamples of the Ames strain, disposing of perhaps the most important evidence inidentifying the source of the pathogens used in the mailings. Were the anthraxattacks timed to coincide with the Afghanistan invasion? Why were the letterssent only to media figures and to the leaders of the opposition in the Senate(who had just raised objections to the USA PATRIOT Act)?
18) The Stonewall
a. Colin Powell promised a "white paper" from the State Department toestablish the authorship of the attacks by al-Qaeda. This was neverforthcoming, and was instead replaced by a paper from Tony Blair, whichpresented only circumstantial evidence, with very few points actually relatingto September 11th.
b. Bush and Cheney pressured the (freshly-anthraxed) leadership of the Congressionalopposition into delaying the 9/11 investigation for months. The administrationfought against the creation of an independent investigation for more than ayear.
c. The White House thereupon attempted to appoint Henry Kissinger as the chiefinvestigator, and acted to underfund and obstruct the 9/11 Commission.
19) A Record of Official Lies
a. "No one could have imagined planes into buildings" - a transparentfalsehood upheld repeatedly by Rice, Rumsfeld and Bush.
b. "Iraq was connected to 9/11" - The most "outrageousconspiracy theory" of all, with the most disastrous impact.
20) Pakistani Connection - Congressional Connection
a. The Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, creator of the Taliban and close allyto both the CIA and "al-Qaeda," allegedly wired $100,000 to MohamedAtta just prior to September 11th, reportedly through the ISI asset Omar SaeedSheikh (later arrested for the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter DanielPearl, who was investigating ISI connections to "al-Qaeda.")
b. This was ignored by the congressional 9/11 investigation, although thesenator and congressman who ran the probe (Bob Graham and Porter Goss) weremeeting with the ISI chief, Mahmud Ahmed, on Capitol Hill on the morning ofSeptember 11th.
c. About 25 percent of the report of the Congressional Joint Inquiry wasredacted, including long passages regarding how the attack (or the networkallegedly behind it) was financed. Graham later said foreign allies wereinvolved in financing the alleged terror network, but that this would only comeout in 30 years.
21) UnansweredQuestions and the "Final Fraud" of the 9/11 Commission:
a. The September 11th families who fought for and gained an independentinvestigation (the 9/11 Commission) posed 400-plus questions, which the 9/11Commission adopted as its roadmap. The vast majority of these questions werecompletely ignored in the Commission hearings and the final report.
b. The membership and staff of the 9/11 Commission displayed awesome conflictsof interest. The families called for the resignation of Executive DirectorPhilip Zelikow, a Bush administration member and close associate of "starwitness" Condoleezza Rice, and were snubbed. Commission member Max Clelandresigned, condemning the entire exercise as a "scam" and "whitewash."
c.The 9/11 Commission Report is notable mainly for its obvious omissions,distortions and outright falsehoods - ignoring anything incompatible with theofficial story, banishing the issues to footnotes, and even dismissing thestill-unresolved question of who financed 9/11 as being "of littlepractical significance."
22) CrownWitnesses Held at Undisclosed Locations
The alleged masterminds of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohamed (KSM) and RamziBinalshibh, are reported to have been captured in 2002 and 2003, although onePakistani newspaper said KSM was killed in an attempted capture. They have beenheld at undisclosed locations and their supposed testimonies, as provided intranscript form by the government, form much of the basis for The 9/11 CommissionReport (although the Commission''s request to see them in person was denied).After holding them for years, why doesn''t the government produce these men andput them to trial?
a. Eliot Spitzer, attorney general of New York State, snubbed pleas by New Yorkcitizens to open 9/11 as a criminal case (Justicefor911.org).
b. Spitzer also refused to allow his employee, former 9/11 Commission staffmember Dietrich Snell, to testify to the Congress about his (Snell''s) role inkeeping "Able Danger" entirely out of The 9/11 Commission Report.
24) NIST Omissions
After the destruction of the WTC structural steel, the official Twin Towerscollapse investigation was left with almost no forensic evidence, and thuscould only provide dubious computer models of ultimately unprovable hypotheses.It failed to even test for the possibility of explosives. (Why not clear thisup?)
The 9/11 Commission and NIST both allowed the continuing cover-up of howMotorola''s faulty radios, purchased by the Giuliani administration, causedfirefighter deaths at the WTC - once again showing the expendability, even ofthe first responders.
26) The Legal Catch-22
a. Hush Money - Accepting victims'' compensation barred September 11th familiesfrom pursuing discovery through litigation.
b. Judge Hallerstein - Those who refused compensation to pursue litigation anddiscovery had their cases consolidated under the same judge (and as a ruledismissed).
a. The 9/11 investigations made light of the "Bin Ladin Airlift"during the no-fly period, and ignored the long-standing Bush family businessties to the Bin Ladin family fortune. (A company in which both families heldinterests, the Carlyle Group, was holding its annual meeting on September 11th,with George Bush Sr., James Baker, and two brothers of Osama Bin Ladin inattendance.)
b. The issue of Ptech.
28) Media Blackout of Prominent Doubters
The official story has been questioned and many of the above points were raisedby members of the US Congress, retired high-ranking officers of the USmilitary, the three leading third-party candidates for President in the 2004election, a member of the 9/11 Commission who resigned in protest, a formerhigh-ranking adviser to the George W. Bush administration, former ministers tothe German, British and Canadian governments, the commander-in-chief of theRussian air force, 100 luminaries who signed the "9/11 TruthStatement," and the presidents of Iran and Venezuela. Not all of thesepeople agree fully with each other, but all would normally be considerednewsworthy. Why has the corporate-owned US mass media remained silent aboutthese statements, granting due coverage only to the comments of actor CharlieSheen?
GEOPOLITICS,TIMING AND POSSIBLE MOTIVES
29) "The Great Game"
The Afghanistan invasion was ready for Bush''s go-ahead on September 9, 2001,with US and UK force deployments to the region already in place or underway.This followed the failure earlier that year of backdoor diplomacy with the Taliban(including payments of $125 million in US government aid to Afghanistan), in anattempt to secure a unity government for that country as a prerequisite to aCentral Asian pipeline deal.
30) The Need for a "New Pearl Harbor"
Principals in US foreign policy under the current Bush administration(including Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle and others) have beeninstrumental in developing long-running plans for worldwide military hegemony,including an invasion of the Middle East, dating back to the Ford, Reagan andBush Sr. administrations. They reiterated these plans in the late 1990s asmembers of the "Project for a New American Century," and stated aclear intent to invade Iraq for the purpose of "regime change." After9/11, they lost no time in their attempt to tie Iraq to the attacks.
31) Perpetual "War on Terror"
9/11 is supposed to provide carte-blanche for an open-ended, global andperpetual "War on Terror," against any enemy, foreign or domestic,that the executive branch chooses to designate, and regardless of whetherevidence exists to actually connect these enemies to 9/11.
32) Attacking the Constitution
a. The USA PATRIOT Act was written before 9/11, Homeland Security and the"Shadow Government" were developed long before 9/11, and plans for roundingup dissidents as a means for suppressing civil disturbance have been in theworks for decades.
b. 9/11 was used as the pretext to create a new, extra-constitutional executiveauthority to declare anyone an "enemy combatant" (including Americancitizens), to detain persons indefinitely without habeas corpus, and to"render" such persons to secret prisons where torture is practiced.
33) Legal Trillions
9/11 triggers a predictable shift of public spending to war, and boosts publicand private spending in the "new" New Economy of "HomelandSecurity," biometrics, universal surveillance, prisons, civil defense,secured enclaves, security, etc.
On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld announced a "war on waste"after an internal audit found that the Pentagon was "missing" 2.3trillion dollars in unaccounted assets. On September 11th, this was as good asforgotten.
35) Did 9/11 prevent a stock market crash?
Did anyone benefit from the destruction of the Securities and Exchange Commissionoffices at WTC 7, and the resultant crippling of hundreds of fraudinvestigations?
36) Resource Wars
a. What was discussed in the Energy Task Force meetings under Dick Cheney in2001? Why is the documentation of these meetings still being suppressed?
b. Is Peak Oil a motive for 9/11 as inside job?
37) The "Little Game"
Why was the WTC privatized just before its destruction?
The longstanding relationship between US intelligence networks and radicalIslamists, including the network surrounding Osama Bin Ladin. (See also point13d.)
39) HistoricalPrecedents for "Synthetic Terror"
a. In the past many states, including the US government, have sponsored attackson their own people, fabricated the "cause for war," created (and armed)their own enemies of convenience, and sacrificed their own citizens for"reasons of state."
b. Was 9/11 an update of the Pentagon-approved "Project Northwoods"plan for conducting self-inflicted, false-flag terror attacks in the UnitedStates, and blaming them on a foreign enemy?
a. The record of criminality and sponsorship of coups around the world by thecovert networks based within the US intelligence complex.
b. Specifically also: The evidence of crime by Bush administration principalsand their associates, from October Surprise to Iran-Contra and the S&Lplunder to PNAC, Enron/Halliburton and beyond.
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