Remembering Beverly Eckert: 9/11 Widow and American Patriot

FAREWELL, BEVERLY

It is with great sadness that I report the following news to our readers: we just learned that Beverly Eckert, widow of the late Sean Rooney (who died in the WTC on 9/11) was one of the victims in the Continental Airlines commuter plane crash in Buffalo. Flight 3407 mysteriously fell out of the sky at around 10:20 p.m. last night and crashed into a private home, killing all 47 persons on board and one person on the ground.

This news just breaks my heart. Although I never had the chance to meet her personally, I exchanged several emails with Beverly over the years in regards to her outstanding work as a victims’ advocate, and as a leader for the 9/11 widows who continued to seek answers from the government as to what REALLY happened to their loved ones on that horrible day. I had tremendous respect and admiration for the lady and her work, and of course, just naturally assumed that our paths would eventually cross one of these days. Unfortunately, that will not happen now.

Beverly Eckert was a key member of the now-defunct 9/11 Family Steering Committee, an offshoot of the Coalition for an Independent 9/11 Commission, which advocated the creation of an independent commission to investigate the intelligence failures that made 9/11 possible. The coalition represented a wide array of 9/11 families’ organizations, including Families of September 11, Sept. 11 Advocates (also known as “The Jersey Girls”), and Voices of September 11. Although the call for a commission was initially resisted by the Bush Administration, the coalition eventually prevailed in the creation of the 9/11 Commission.

Beverly cooperated with and monitored the 9/11 Commission, but later criticized the commission’s final report, claiming that commission members had only selective memories of all the evidence they had been presented. She also later complained publicly that many of the protective measures recommended by the 9/11 Commission were never implemented.

In 2006, Beverly was prominently featured in the 9/11 documentary film, On Native Soil, a must-see for anyone interested in learning the facts of that fateful day in our history.

Most recently, Beverly joined forces with the ACLU in December 2008 to challenge the legitimacy of the Guantánamo military commissions and their ability to achieve justice.

A week before her death, Eckert met with President Obama at the White House as part of a group of 9/11 families and relatives of those killed in the bombing of the USS Cole, discussing how the new administration would handle terror suspects.

Beverly Eckert, left, of Stamford, Conn., Valerie Barbella, center, and James Barbella, right hold up signs during a rally regarding the search for human remains at the World Trade Center site Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) From AP Photo by Frank Franklin II.

Beverly was not only a sweet lady who gave so much of her time, money and effort to this cause, she was also tremendously dedicated to her late husband’s memory, and to seeking justice for ALL 9/11 victims and their families. She has spent nearly every day of her life since 9/11/2001 in pursuit of the truth and government accountability.

Feb. 12, 2009 was no different for Beverly. Late yesterday evening when she hurriedly boarded the last flight out of Newark in inclement weather, she was on her way to Buffalo to present a Sean Rooney scholarship at his former high school (Rooney was a Buffalo native) which had been established in her late husband’s memory. To further compound the tragic irony, this weekend would have marked her late husband’s 58th birthday, and she was planning to mark the occasion with his friends and family in the city of Buffalo.

It’s sad and certainly strange enough that the woman who fought such a long and tireless battle for truth and justice for all victims killed in the fiery plane crashes of September 11, 2001 would meet her own fate in another fiery plane crash. That in itself I can barely comprehend. But when I think of where Beverly was headed, going back to Sean’s hometown on his birthday to give a scholarship in his name, my brain locks up and my heart sinks into the pit of my stomach.

Dammit, it’s just not fair, I tell `ya. It’s not fair.

If, as they say, there ain’t no justice in this world and we’ll have to wait until we reach the next world for that, I suppose the only real consolation is that Sean and Beverly are finally together again now.

Beverly and Sean were high-school sweethearts. Their marriage lasted for 34 years, until his death on September 11, 2001.

Beverly and Sean were high-school sweethearts. Their marriage lasted for 34 years, until his death on September 11, 2001.

Sadly, 8 1/2 years after the Sept. 11 tragedy, so many of the 9/11 commission’s recommendations have still not been implemented. So much of Beverly’s tireless effort was never fully and officcially recognized, except by those within the 9/11 Truth activist community, who saw her as one of their heroes.

Beverly Eckert was not a 9/11 Truther. She was not a conspiracy nut. She never wore a tinfoil hat or stood on a streetcorner with a bullhorn yelling, “9/11 Was An Inside Job!” She was a respectable insurance professional who lived a quiet, unassuming life with her beloved husband in Stamford, CT until 9/11 changed everything. She felt compelled to speak up and demand a REAL investigation and JUSTICE, as any reasonable, concerned American should. She always spoke eloquently and truthfully, never showing any flashes of temper, but plenty of righteous anger. She was a woman of great courage and many of us will dearly miss her energy and leadership.

But we must press on. We must move forward in our search for the truth. We must honor her by continuing to demand real answers and accountability from our government officials. If it was in fact an inside job, we must chase down the real terrorists who did this dastardly deed and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. We must do all that we can to ensure that it NEVER happens again. That’s all Beverly was saying: that the most patriotic thing we as Americans can do is to raise legitimate questions and expect honest answers.

Summing up Beverly’s mission in life these past eight years is an extremely difficult task upon learning of her death first thing early this morning. I can’t even comprehend it yet, let alone begin to process it. Words elude me.

But while I was reflecting on the meaning of Beverly’s life and her ironic, tragic death, the words of President Theodore Roosevelt suddenly popped into my mind. This particular quote from T.R. seemed to me a perfect way to describe what motivated Beverly to do what she did — and the lasting contribution she made to our understanding of what really happened on 9/11. It also reminds us to keep seeking the truth, and to never give up the fight for justice, despite forces who seek to oppose and silence us:

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country.”

– Teddy Roosevelt
26th President of the United States

But I’ll give Beverly the last word.

In a 2006 interview with the BBC, Beverly related the heartwrenching story of her husband’s final moments on September 11, which she unfortunately “ear-witnessed” over the phone. After the South Tower was hit by a plane, Sean tried to escape but became trapped on the 105th floor. Once he realized that he probably was not going to make it out alive, he called his wife and they began to say their goodbyes to one another.

“We were just remembering how happy we were. I just wanted to crawl through the phone and hold him but then there was an explosion (emphasis mine – Ed.), followed by a loud crack and a sound like an avalanche. That was the tower coming down. He was gone.

I try not to look at what I lost but what I had. We had 34 very good years together – we were together since we 16 – and there are not many people who have had that.

I felt that the best way to honour his memory and the life we lived was to live a good life, to be strong and to inspire people.

I can tell Sean’s story so that people understand his bravery in the face of death. Sean died without regrets and that helps me get through the day. “

Beverly Eckert lived and died without regrets. Her courage and strength will continue to inspire and motivate us all for decades, perhaps even centuries, to come. It is my hope and indeed a fervent prayer that one day in the distant future, after the haze of emotionalism has cleared, her name will go down in the annals of history as one who dared to take a stand against the incompetence which resulted in the preventable loss of nearly 3,000 innocent lives on 9/11.

Farewell and God Bless You, Beverly!

– Tiger Haynes

Editor

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54 responses to “Remembering Beverly Eckert: 9/11 Widow and American Patriot

  1. DWZA

    Beautiful Article

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  4. Jody Molenda

    Wonderful story about a woman who fought until the end! Thank-you so much for sharing this.
    Jody Molenda

  5. Ichi

    “Beverly Eckert was not a 9/11 Truther. She was not a conspiracy nut.”

    It’s mind boggling that someone who’s blog appears to have the primary purpose of influencing RFK, Jr. to run for president would use the term “conspiracy” in the pejorative! Hasn’t it been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that a conspiracy was responsible for his brave father’s death?!

    Later you state: “But we must press on. We must move forward in our search for the truth… If it was in fact an inside job…”

    You call those who believe the government has some roll in the 9/11 attacks (LIHOP) “nuts,” but later propose that may be the case. I think you’re very confused.

    You also have a thinly veiled attack on Alex Jones, but anyone who has been listening to him for any length of time knows that what he’s be saying for the last many years is now becoming obvious even to those who still believe the false left-fight paradigm.

    You’ve seen Obama’s works. FISA. Do you still believe anything will change?

  6. Although I AM a 9/11 Truther, I’m still sad to see we’ve lost another voice that spoke out for a new investigation. We all want the same thing, so this is a sad day for us all.

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  8. Sentinel (For Beverly) RIP

    More Unanswered Questions re: Keyspan Tanks

    Paul Isaac is an Auxiliary Fireman and first responder.
    He has spent an untold number of hours doing in-depth research compiling
    many areas of evidence challenging the official account of 9/11.

    The image below illustrates a parallel between the
    demolition of the Keyspan Maspeth Holding Tanks in Queens, NY on
    July 15th, just a few months before 9/11. Although explosives were
    outlawed, somehow with the Giuliani administration in power, this
    demolition was carried out even though the surrounding area was
    residential. You can still see the Queens Gazette article from 7/18/01
    here.
    Also,

    The height of the tanks is approximately the same
    as the height from where Flight 175 struck the south tower and the
    top of the building. The angle of the collapse of the South Tower
    (see Image 2) was almost identical to the angle of the demolition-cased
    collapse of the tanks (see Image 3). Also, the antenna from Tower
    One came down in the same direction, into Tobin Plaza rather than
    west towards the World Financial Centers. The demolition of the
    tanks was planned and carried out by Controlled Demolition, Inc.
    Isn’t it interesting that this company also was contracted to do
    the cleanup after the Oklahoma City Bombing, then again for cleanup
    of the World Trade Center towers? Also, see the Online Journal article
    here
    by Jerry Mazza.

    It’s important to realize that pilots flying planes
    into LaGuardia Airport used the Keyspan tanks

    as markers on their approach route.

    Career Army Officer Sues Cheney, Rumsfeld For 9/11 Complicity

    April Gallop files suit for failure to warn people inside Pentagon despite advance knowledge, as well as prior knowledge and complicity in terror attacksPaul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet.com
    Thursday, December 18, 2008
    A career Army officer who was injured in the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11 is suing Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for failing to issue a warning that American Airlines Flight 77 was about to hit the building despite receiving knowledge of its approach some 20 minutes in advance.

    Retired Army officer April Gallop, a ranking specialist with top secret clearance who began working at the Pentagon in 2000, has also filed suit against US Air Force General Richard Myers, who was acting chairman of the joint chiefs on 9/11.

    54. Similarly, defendant Rumsfeld — like the President himself, then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Defendant Gen. Richard Myers and others — testified and said in public, repeatedly, that no one in the Government security apparatus ever imagined terrorists suicidally crashing planes into buildings. This claim was also absolutely false. In point of fact, the CIA, the NSA, the FAA and NORAD had planned and trained for just such a possibility. Indeed, the record shows training exercises involving such a potential attack had in fact been carried on at the Pentagon in October, 2000 and May, 2001, and that NORAD had begun planning in July, 2001, for a training exercise in which the premise would be that a hijacked airliner was crashed into the World Trade Center. The 9/11 Commission, however — with the same studied indifference it showed towards the Mineta testimony — failed even to mention these contradictions in its Report, let alone explain them away.

    “For months, we had in place an exercise in which we’d drill on our responseto a bio/chem attack, specifically practicing for the distribution of medication. The planned date: Wednesday, september 12. We had stored much of the materials for THAT DRILL at pier 92. Pier 92 offered 125.000 square feet of open space and easy transportation to and from Ground Zero by way of boat and the Westside Highway. Moreover, Because IT WAS ALREADY IN USE BY THE MILITARY, the points of access were relatively easy to guard. Richie told me he’d pulled his OEM guys to start setting up pier 92 as a command center. My most optimistic expectation would have been that even a rudimentary replacement for the felled center at 7 world trade would be seven to ten days. By saturday morning, we held our fist meeting.”
    Page 355Leadership-Rudolph W Giuliani

    Below we see the flattened tanks on the left, and
    the complete demolition at Ground Zero. Also, below we see what
    very much appears to be 2 different Osama Bin Ladins. Which one
    are we supposed to believe was responsible for 9/11? If he indeed
    did orchestrate 9/11, why isn’t this listed on the FBI web site’s
    Most Wanted section? Why did an FBI official named Rex Tomb claim
    “the FBI has no hard evidence connecting him to 9/11″?

    Did you know Enron supplied gas to Keyspan? Did
    you know Enron, which was being investigated by the Security and
    Exchange Commission, had files destroyed in the collapse of WTC7?

    Did you know Keyspan was in a joint venture with Enron in 1998?
    Here’s an excerpt from a press release:

    ENRON TO MANAGE GAS SUPPLY FOR BROOKLYN
    UNION

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 13, 1998
    HOUSTON – KeySpan Energy Corporation and Enron Capital & Trade
    Resources Corp. (ECT), a subsidiary of Enron Corp., today announced
    an agreement whereby ECT will provide gas supply management services
    for Brooklyn Union Gas, the primary subsidiary of KeySpan Energy.
    Under the terms of this agreement, which is subject to approval
    by New York Public Service Commission, ECT will assume responsibility
    for managing Brooklyn Union’s interstate pipeline transportation,
    gas supply and storage.

    Wouldn’t a real investigation pursue
    this trail and see where it leads?

    The brochure cover below from a city publication prior
    to 2000 shows a strange looking shadow on the north face of Tower
    1 coming from 250 Broadway which stood next to WTC7. Paul noticed
    this strange shadow, pointing out that the sun could not have caused
    this due to the direction of its path. Why would an official city
    document have this oddity? Could this signify something ominous?
    Could this shadow be pointing towards the Keyspan Tanks? Note the
    yellow line in the image below. These are questions Paul is calling
    to our attention.

    Also, did you know Keyspan got a baseball park built
    under the company’s name? For more, click
    here.

  9. Robert

    I’m going to jump way out on a limb here and suggest that all of her litigation with the govt over coverups and deception regarding the events surrounding 911 will be abandoned. At least she wasn’t “suicided” like Palfrey the DC Madam

  10. Commercial Pilot 30+ years

    Unfortunately, this lady was the victim of an F.A.A. that hasn’t been on top of aircraft certifications and known safety issues with deficient airplanes, like the Dash 8, Q-400 variant.

    These planes, just like the ATR-42, have KNOWN ISSUES WITH THE ELEVATOR, especially in ‘known icing’ conditions.

    Even though these planes have de-icing capability, they still, even with that capability, tend to suffer from ‘elevator stall’ due to re-freezing of the melted ice from the leading edges. This is fundamentally due to a woefully insufficient in loading/size ‘horizontal stabilizer’ or ‘elevator’ that will ‘stall’ and pitch the nose down, if the aircraft ices up.

    I’m sorry we don’t have an F.A.A. that pays attention to known issues with deficient aircraft designs.

  11. michael

    I am sad to learn of the death of Beverly Eckert, especially after learning all she stood for and how brave she was. But go easy on the 9/11 Truth movement. We all don’t wear tinfoil hats. Oh and incidently. 9/11 WAS an inside job.

  12. Eric Vaughan

    If I may, I’d like to leave these words from Martin Luther King Jr. in Beverly Eckert’s memory. (I think things like that would make for a new internet tradition. It’s how you see them.)

    “At this point I should make it clear that while I have tried in these last few minutes to give a voice to the voiceless in Vietnam and to understand the arguments of those who are called “enemy,” I am as deeply concerned about our own troops there as anything else. For it occurs to me that what we are submitting them to in Vietnam is not simply the brutalizing process that goes on in any war where armies face each other and seek to destroy. We are adding cynicism to the process of death, for they must know after a short period there that none of the things we claim to be fighting for are really involved. Before long they must know that their government has sent them into a struggle among Vietnamese, and the more sophisticated surely realize that we are on the side of the wealthy, and the secure, while we create a hell for the poor.

    Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home, and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours.

    This is the message of the great Buddhist leaders of Vietnam. Recently one of them wrote these words, and I quote:

    Each day the war goes on the hatred increases in the hearts of the Vietnamese and in the hearts of those of humanitarian instinct. The Americans are forcing even their friends into becoming their enemies. It is curious that the Americans, who calculate so carefully on the possibilities of military victory, do not realize that in the process they are incurring deep psychological and political defeat. The image of America will never again be the image of revolution, freedom, and democracy, but the image of violence and militarism.”

  13. Don Perisho

    get real, she challenged the 911 commision’s report as she knew it was not the truth.
    Stop supporting the zionists, 911 was an inside jpb.

  14. Nice job, Tiger. Thanks for this tribute to Bev.

    I first heard of Beverly Eckert because of a 2003 USA Today Editorial she wrote that really grabbed my attention. After that, I was definitely a fan!

    If you’ve never seen her Op-Ed piece before, here it is:

    MY SILENCE CANNOT BE BOUGHT

    By Beverly Eckert

    This piece by Beverly Eckert was originally published on Friday, December 19, 2003, and ran on the Opinion page.

    I’ve chosen to go to court rather than accept a payoff from the 9/11 victims compensation fund. Instead, I want to know what went so wrong with our intelligence and security systems that a band of religious fanatics was able to turn four U.S passenger jets into an enemy force, attack our cities and kill 3,000 civilians with terrifying ease. I want to know why two 110-story skyscrapers collapsed in less than two hours and why escape and rescue options were so limited.

    I am suing because unlike other investigative avenues, including congressional hearings and the 9/11 commission, my lawsuit requires all testimony be given under oath and fully uses powers to compel evidence.

    The victims fund was not created in a spirit of compassion. Rather, it was a tacit acknowledgement by Congress that it tampered with our civil justice system in an unprecedented way. Lawmakers capped the liability of the airlines at the behest of lobbyists who descended on Washington while the Sept. 11 fires still smoldered.

    And this liability cap protects not just the airlines, but also World Trade Center builders, safety engineers and other defendants.

    FIND MORE STORIES IN: Washington | Congress | World Trade Center | Opinion | Beverly Eckert
    The caps on liability have consequences for those who want to sue to shed light on the mistakes of 9/11. It means the playing field is tilted steeply in favor of those who need to be held accountable. With the financial consequences other than insurance proceeds removed, there is no incentive for those whose negligence contributed to the death toll to acknowledge their failings or implement reforms. They can afford to deny culpability and play a waiting game.

    By suing, I’ve forfeited the “$1.8 million average award” for a death claim I could have collected under the fund. Nor do I have any illusions about winning money in my suit. What I do know is I owe it to my husband, whose death I believe could have been avoided, to see that all of those responsible are held accountable. If we don’t get answers to what went wrong, there will be a next time. And instead of 3,000 dead, it will be 10,000. What will Congress do then?

    So I say to Congress, big business and everyone who conspired to divert attention from government and private-sector failures: My husband’s life was priceless, and I will not let his death be meaningless. My silence cannot be bought.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-02-13-eckert-opinion_N.htm

  15. Jimmy

    What are the odds, people?

    The poor woman…. Im sorry but according to wiki

    The odds of being killed on a single trip in an airliner accident is 52.6 million to 1.

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What…..lane_crash

    And what are the odds of her husband dying at the supposed hand of terrorists? Probaly more than that…… STINKS OF DIRTY WORK………. THIS HAS MURDER WRITTEN ALL OVER IT!

  16. nobodysaysBOO

    perhaps a war on repugs is coming to america today or maybe sooner! Perhaps sweet revenge is in order!They seek an end time lets give them a big one,like hiroshima.Maybe russia will help.Why is it that airplanes full of repugs NEVER fall from the sky?

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  19. Ed Lucidi

    Beverly Eckert was a loyal, loving, dedicated Christian martyr who fought till the end seeking truth & justice not only for her beloved husband Sean, but also for the 3000+ victims of not only the WTC but also the Pentagon, Guatanamo & the USS Cole. Only last week this courageous woman had a meeting with Pres. Obama to present her case and to inquire as to how he would seek justice for these unfortunate tragic victims. On 12 Feb, on her way to Sean’s home town of Buffalo,NY, Fl 3407 “mysteriously & accidentally” FELL OUT OF THE SKY. May God bless her & all the victims & their families.

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  21. I was just reflecting more and more over the tragic loss of life aboard Flight 3407 again this weekend and am still trying to make sense of it all.

    It’s just irony piled upon irony – to the point where it is impossible to report this story objectively and without any hint of emotion.

    When I wrote the above article, I had just gotten the news. It was first thing in the morning on Friday and I was still in a state of shock. I honestly didn’t think anyone would read my article; that anyone would really know or care who Beverly Eckert was and what she meant to so many people who admired her in life. Although the article had nothing to do with the Kennedys or RFK Jr., it was just something I HAD to write – if for no other reason, because writing is good therapy and I just needed to get it out of my system.

    The reaction to my article on Bev honestly amazed me: the piece was picked up by hundreds of blogs around the world, was quoted in the Village Voice, The Huffington Post and Op-Ed News, among other sources, and quickly became the Top Post of the Day on WordPress.

    This was very nice, and somewhat of a consolation to me in the wake of Beverly’s death, but still, my thoughts remained fixed upon the irony, the irony, the irony…

    Not only did I get the news of her passing in this mysterious plane crash on Friday the 13th, but what really got me was that she was on her way to Buffalo to honor her late husband by presenting a scholarship in his name and celebrating his birthday on the 14th, which just happened to be Valentine’s Day.

    The knowledge of this just devastated me and compounded the irony even further: the thought that one of the partners in this enduring love story was born on the Day of Love, and that nearly nine years after Sean’s death, his widow Beverly was still demonstrating her love by honoring and celebrating his life. Her motivation to be with his family and friends in Buffalo on his birthday speaks volumes about the love they shared — and the fact that the two would finally be reunited for his birthday and Valentine’s Day.

    What continues to knaw away inside my gut is this Romeo-and-Juliet facet of the Eckert/Rooney story; a tragic ending where the star-crossed lovers reunite in death that is truly Shakesperian in its’ drama and sadness.

    Much like our Capulet and Montague protagonists, the two fell in love as teenagers and were high school sweethearts. They later married and stayed together for 34 years, sharing that special kind of once-in-a-lifetime connection that most of us think only happens in the movies or in Will Shakespeare’s best plays.

    And much like Romeo and Juliet, they became the victims of outside influences, of petty schemers who brought chaos and death into their realm of perfect love for one another.

    Much as in the play, it seemed the only way to ultimately right the wrongs and restore balance somehow was for both lovers to leave this world. Only then could there be any hope of reconciliation amongst the living who were still at war amongst themselves, and only then could Romeo and Juliet be completely whole again in the eternal presence of their other half.

    Maybe I’m just a sappy, hopeless romantic, but this is the part of Sean and Beverly’s story that brings me comfort. This is the part that inspires me, that even makes me smile a little. This reminds me that God surely must have a plan, that not all things in life are a coincidence.

    And most of all, it reminds me that LOVE is the only thing that outlasts us, the only thing that can conquer evil, and the one principle above all we should allow to guide us through our lives, in hopes that we will be reunited with our loved ones one sweet day in heaven.

    ROMEO:

    “O, here
    Will I set up my everlasting rest,
    And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars
    From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!
    Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
    The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
    A dateless bargain to engrossing death!
    Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!
    Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on
    The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!
    Here’s to my love!”

    PRINCE:

    “Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague!
    See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate,
    That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.
    And I for winking at your discords too
    Have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish’d.”

    CAPULET

    “As rich shall Romeo’s by his lady’s lie;
    Poor sacrifices of our enmity!”

    PRINCE

    “A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
    The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
    Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
    Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished:
    For never was a story of more woe
    Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

    – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
    Act 5, Scene III

  22. Beautiful sentiments Tiger… I too feel the awe of the shock and awe in the coincidences and the sheer audaciousness of the multiple tragedies here. Like Beverly and all of us who struggle still to this day in our angst and torn beliefs, that there is still an ounce of credability in our American Justice system, I don my “tin foil hat” (with pride) and want to shriek even more actually… That 9/11/2001 stinks to high heaven… and given the chance to make a statement with even yes.. a bullhorn.. I would say “Was an inside job”.

    We’ve tried to be polite, nice even, play by rules and seek legal ramifications to give us our due in terms of actual investigation and sworn testimony… Sworn testimony… SWORN TESIMONY! Why can’t we get sworn testimony? God Bless Beverly’s soul, she turned down over a million dollars in what she called “HUSH MONEY” for SWORN TESTIMONY.

    BUSH and CHENEY denied us all sworn testimony… Doesn’t reek too bad right?!

    “I am suing because unlike other investigative avenues, including congressional hearings and the 9/11 commission, my lawsuit requires all testimony be given under oath and fully uses powers to compel evidence.”

    She never got that sworn testimony from George Bush and DICK Cheney, nor did we. In fact, the crime scenes were contaminated and the investigation was hindered and obstructed from day one and continues to be to this day. I’ll take the hit here for being an “EXTREMIST” God bless me.. I actually suffer from being what feels like “In the know” for being “educated” (RFK,JR)about half the facts which 90% of Americans either don’t know about or cannot wrap their mind around. Hey guess what also, it isn’t just 9/11/2001 either… In this case it’s also about Britains’ 7/7/07 also. More “war games” and coincidences.. Unanswered… Hmmmm.

    BTW to call out to one of the readers above “nobodysays boo” a “republican” just happened to coincidentally fall out of the sky (lately)… It was Karl Roves’ personal Tech Guru… Right around the time (BTW) that now A.G. Holden was posturing to command that all Bush Administration files and facts be gathered for scrutiny, investigation and to be made for public information… Hmmmmm.

    Found a treasure trove of information BTW from Bush 41′s past an the internet archive site that preserves all internet information… It was a two hour video produced in 1992! it was an author who wrote a book called Bush, The CIA and The Mafia. It details how Lloyd Bentsen, George Bush I and known Mob crime bosses first orchestrated S&L fraud and which later became the “template” to be used for more continual and more recent BANK FRAUD that has finally broken us as a country and HAS BROUGHT US TO OUR KNEES. I suggest this reading or viewing to all TIN HATTER’S and for the record…

    An HONEST INVESTIGATION into the matters of JFK, RFK, MLK’s Assasinations, the early failings of Savings and Loans, The Desert Storm/Shield “War”, 9/11/2001 and the GRAND FINALE… The TARP (which is really the curtain)… would show with ease, that ENEMIES FROM WITHIN have been manipulating the United States (and the world) for purposes which are not in our best interest or for that matter, seem to be looking like easing “US” as we know it out of the picture entirely. Now that my tin hat is tuned in, I suggest those that think the tin hat is ridiculous and embarrasingly inappropriate, I’ll make a deal… STOP DRINKING THE KOOLAID AND I’LL TAKE OFF THE HAT… Until then, Tin Hatter’s (in my opinion) see the truth through the murky veil and it would appear (through circumstances that are just too numerous to be circumstances) that it is close to being too late to do a freeking thing about anything and hat nor koolaid will save us from the in-action we took for many years now…

    We must begin by Arresting Karl Rove, Pres. Obama needs not to do us any favors as well, A.G. Holder needs to do his job and appoint prosecutors to review what we know is Treason, Treachery and/or High Crimes and there are many to pick from. We prosecute from here or we suffer the fate hand picked for us as we too are in freefall and soon will perish at the hands of the corrupt elite insiders or New World Order. Tell me now that the AMERO doesn’t exist?! Justify to me one G.D. reason why it should be secretive and why our once great nation is now NON-SOVERIEGN and has a currency shared between MEXICO and CANADA?!!! The North American Union folks?! Yeah my tin hat picked up on that one too.

    We’ve been led astray from literally the Nazi S.S.’s infiltration to our O.S.S. Pres. Trumans’ (operation Paper Clip) and the birth of the un-Godly C.I.A. from this union… The Nazis became employed CIA agents, engaging in clandestine work with the likes of George Bush I, the CIA, Henry Kissinger, and the Masonic P2 lodge. This is but one of the results of Operation Paperclip.

    The OSS/CIA that was formed in the National Security Act, the same agency that employed hundreds of Nazis. The CIA assassinated Pope John Paul 1, JFK, and hundreds of dictators of 3rd world countries as well as orchestrating the October Surprise (sabotage of Carter’s peace talks).

    Skull and Bones anyone???

    I’m sorry, the truth is scary and weird but we have no time to lose…

    The Bush’s are COMING…! The Bush’s are coming…!

    The Bush’s are here. Coincidences are funny things too… The Bush’s just keep giving and giving in terms of being connected ‘somehow’, relevant or just ‘around’ in everything that is corrupt and EVIL in our times since the fall of the Third Reich!

    The Kennedy’s have a dynasty on to them of greatness and a trust based in truth, justice, pro-American activities holding us all to a higher standard in equality and in equity…

    Talk to me about the BUSH DYNASTY now. Forget the legacy… they aren’t going anywhere if the past 60 years of our history holds true… The evil is terrible, dark and deep… But I have promises to keep, (to my countrymen)…

    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

    R.I.P. Beverly, the torch is in good hands and I pray you help us keep it lit now that you are united with your love… Help us from where you are to get the justice we deserve… Our country The United States of America is God’s land, it is devinely given and it is right and just for its’ creation. Democracy at its’ truest sense is the way to a civilized world and we have been lead astray…

  23. AriAnnis

    Well said “Ichi”!

    This blogger is obviously confused…and the “Truthers” are getting tired of being told that raising our voices and questioning the official 9/11 story is wrong or that somehow, it qualifies us for a trip to the loony bin. Maybe if more voices had been raised in the Kennedy Era, tragedies like these wouldn’t occur today! Back then they shoved it under a rug and didn’t talk about it for twenty years or so. I guess that is because you cared to see justice done? If we “Truthers” offend you because we “care” that 3,000 people died, a still keep dying, then we are guilty of that crime.

    When do you stop calling it a “conspiracy theory” and realize it to be truth? When they take away YOUR last liberty? When they round YOU up and put you in a FEMA camp? When??? Your voice isn’t loud enough to help anyone –at least Alex Jones is on the front lines of the battle. I prefer his bravery to your cowardice. Come on –”If it was an inside job” … talk about fence sitting …

  24. My Silence cannot be bought – USA TODAY article from Beverly Eckert
    Quote: “The victims fund was not created in a spirit of compassion. Rather, it was a tacit acknowledgement by Congress that it tampered with our civil justice system in an unprecedented way. Lawmakers capped the liability of the airlines at the behest of lobbyists who descended on Washington while the Sept. 11 fires still smoldered.

    And this liability cap protects not just the airlines, but also World Trade Center builders, safety engineers and other defendants.

    The caps on liability have consequences for those who want to sue to shed light on the mistakes of 9/11. It means the playing field is tilted steeply in favor of those who need to be held accountable.

    With the financial consequences other than insurance proceeds removed, there is no incentive for those whose negligence contributed to the death toll to acknowledge their failings or implement reforms. They can afford to deny culpability and play a waiting game.” (Taken from Internet 2/16/09 from: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-02-13-eckert-opinion_N.htm)

    Was Beverly getting under the skin of the criminal elite? (If so) She should not and will not have died in vain. The gloves are off, now that the stirrers of the koolaid are out of office. No more lies! No more obstructionist lies and manipulations! NO MORE REPUBLICAN LIES and SPINELESS DEMOCRATIC DROOLING DO-NOTHING NONESENSE! DAMMIT! DOESN’T ANYONE SHORT OF MEEK AND DEFENSELESS REAL AMERICAN HERO’S LIKE BEVERLY AND YES ALEX JONES CARE TO RISK THEIR LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOM IN OUR GOVERNMENT?! ALL BUT KUCINICH AND RON PAUL ARE LEFT! PRAISE THEM>>> PRAISE THEM>>> PRAISE THEM!!!
    THAT’S RIGHT… ARREST ROVE!

  25. Sentinel (8 point tin foilhat)

    Re: FDNY Auxiliary?
    « Reply #33 on: August 01, 2008, 02:18:45 PM »

    ——————————————————————————–
    This was a little something I put to “Americas Mayor” before 9-11. He was givin a “vunerable list” by former NYPD Chief Lou “Big Lou” Annimone before 9-11 which sited WTC as a vunerable target for terrorism. I loved how he disribed the look “Glazed.” I call it “Glazed Doughnuts” What did “Americas Mayor” turn around and do?

    He put a command and Control Operations Center right smack in the middle of it.
    Go Figure

    I was under the impression that if the mayor were to hear that two aux cops assisted in preventing the death and injuries to posibly hundreds of people in midtown 7/27/00 17Pct 2100hrs. That he show an interest in it but I guess I was wrong in assuming that. I’m sorry that I was trying to do the right thing when we noticed people in trouble. Maybe it could have been someone in your family in that bus hostage situation that we were tracking. But I’ve learned an important lesson in this matter, to mind my own business and when I see someone in trouble or as was our case a life and death emergency relating to a bomb threat in midtownmanhattan on a crowded bus on a crowded street we’ll just follow your example and stay out of it. Thanks for a lesson well taught. Paul Isaac Jr APO#12017-438136-17Pct.
    E-mail Letter to NYC-GOV Monday September 11, 2000 1657Hrs.

    Note 8/1/8: My partner and I were commendably dismissed 27 September 2000.
    Funny how I never recieved discharge papers or notice from the FDNY.

    (Sentinel)

  26. Sentinel (8 point tin foilhat)

    Late Friday night 14 Sept 2001- “I had to be at a meeting that wasn’t on my schedul. I didn’t even mention it to my closest staff. The topic was biological and chemical warfare, which I feared would be the next terrorist move.”Page 357

    “I scheduled our first meeting for 11PM., Specifically to keep it secret from the press lest word of it further unsettle an already rattled city. Thats also why I held it at gracie mansion. The sight of these people-some of whom were well known in the scientific community as experts on Biological attack-might trigger concern if they came to the emergency management center. Richie Scheirer, Jerry Haurer, and the Police Commisioner, The fire commisioner, health commisioner Neal Cohen and his assistant commisioner for infectious dideases, Dr. Marcello Layton, OEMs’ Edward Gabriel, and Dario Gonzalez and I spent several hours with people like Dr. Burt Meyers, an infectious disease expert at Mt Sinai Scholl of Medicine, Dr. Martin J. Blaser, the Chairman of NYUs Department of Medice, and Dr. Josh Lederberg, who had won the Nobel prize.” We recieved plans rel;ated to possible attacks involving anthrax, smallpox, botulism, and sarin gas. We established charts for each-how one would detect the first sign, how muchtime each individual would have to act once the symptoms appeared. How would each be delivered?Page 358 (Leadership) Rudolph W Giuliani They hosted a tribute to heros 11 days after the attacksGot to make you wonder why the rush to build stadiums ? Sentinel AT LARGE

  27. Sentinel (8 point tin foilhat)

    ” On August 7, 2001 I was driving through New jersey on my way to camapin apperances on behalph of the republican candideate for New Jersey Governor.” I was explaining my ideas about preparation to Ken Kurson and I specifically cited recent cases of false reports of Anthrax and the awareness that it gave us of how to handle that emergency should it actually occure. A little over a month later, antrax sent through the postal system terrified the entire country. New York City might have been brought to a stand still had our team not practice for precisely that contingency” Pages 63 and 64 Leadership (Rudolph W Giuliani)

  28. Sentinel (Supporting Evidence)

    Testemony of Corporation Counsel Mike Hess: “Mike in fact arrived at 7 WTC before it was evacuated, but seeing thatr we weren’t there, he phoned back to cityhall ta ask where we were. He had reached kate, who at the point didn’t know we were at 75 barclay.” “Mike was in 7 world trade center, itself a 47 story building. He had gone to the 23 floor to search for us. Everyone else in the building had already evacuated, and the elevators were inoperatable, so mike began walking down the stairs. When he got to the 8 th floor, tower 1-collapsed, part of it falling on top of the southern part of 7wtc. Luckily, he was in the northern section of the building. Unluckily, he was trapped, as the stairs were impassable. Mike went into an office on the 8th floor, joind only by a fellow from the housing authority. The building was filling up with smoke and dust from the collapsed towers.”
    “Together, the men stood at the window for two hours yelling to firefighters below. The firemen kept shouting instructions but told them they couldn’t get up to rescue them, which puzzled mike and his companion because they didn’t know about the towers’ collapse.”

  29. Sentinel

    ——————————————————————————–

    October 6, 2001
    The Case Against bin Laden
    The American case against Osama bin Laden has now been put before the world, thanks to Britain’s prime minister, Tony Blair. Mr. Blair said Thursday that his review of the evidence left ”absolutely no doubt” that Mr. bin Laden and his terrorist network were responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks. Some Americans may be wondering whether the world will find those assurances from our closest European ally particularly convincing. But the report released by Britain, in a move coordinated with the White House, demonstrates that the Bush administration has enough information about the links between Mr. bin Laden, the Taliban leadership of Afghanistan and the terrorist assaults to make a strong case.

    The report does not contain a smoking gun — there are no transcripts of telephone conversations in which Mr. bin Laden orders the hijacking of American airplanes. But it does say that Mr. bin Laden indicated he was ”about to launch a major attack on America” shortly before Sept. 11, and that the detailed planning was carried out by one of his close associates. Mr. Blair did not disclose the raw intelligence data that supported those conclusions, and the American people should not expect to be shown information harvested from sensitive collection systems like satellites. Officials need to conceal data that might endanger informants or compromise reporting channels. Mr. Blair was inviting the world to accept his word that the intelligence information was credible.

    There are other reasons the world should find Mr. Blair’s statements reliable. The government of an important Muslim country, Pakistan, has come to similar conclusions about Mr. bin Laden’s responsibility. America’s NATO allies have also been briefed on the evidence, and some of them would presumably communicate their doubts if Mr. Blair were overstating the case.

    Britain’s report contains some new details about the case against Mr. bin Laden, and reveals that leading members of his terrorist organization, Al Qaeda, were warned in advance of an imminent assault on American targets and were urged to return to the shelter of Afghanistan by Sept. 10.

    The document also portrays Al Qaeda and the Taliban as closely linked in their military and financial operations and dependent on each other for their continued survival. Without protection and support from the Taliban, the report concludes, Mr. bin Laden would not have been able to coordinate complex terrorist operations like the one on Sept. 11.

    Britain’s report was compiled from evidence provided by American and British intelligence agencies, public declarations by Mr. bin Laden and past court proceedings against Al Qaeda members. It was not intended to meet legal standards for prosecution. But it should go far to reassure people around the world that Washington has identified the right targets for retaliation.

    That issue is particularly sensitive in the Muslim world, which makes Pakistan’s emphatic public endorsement of the case against Mr. bin Laden especially important. Pakistan is the world’s second most populous Muslim country, shares a 1,400-mile border with Afghanistan and has long had close ties with the Taliban. But on Thursday its government went even further than Britain’s, declaring that the evidence it had been shown by Washington would be sufficient to justify charges against Mr. bin Laden in a court of law.

  30. Sentinel

    “I wonered if the Vice President was in charge. Dick Cheney was President Fords Chief of Staff when I first served in the Justice Department; I knew him and had a great confidence in him, so I was relieved to hear a women on the telephone say, Mr Mayor, the Vice President will be on the line.” “My intention was to speak to the Vice president and then immediately relkay what he told me to the people of New York through the press, who were being assembled outside be memebers of Sunnys’ staff. Within a second or two, the line went dead. For the moment, re-establishing that phone link tookup all my attention. So it took some time for me to realize why the phone line was disconnected.” “A few minutes after ten o’clock, we felt and heard a thunderous roar but did not know what had actually occured. Some thought the sound was a new attack, and THE WAY THE GROUND SHOOK (emf-Mine) made it feel like that. I was still on the telephone, hoping to be reconnected, when Joe Esposito yelled, “Its comming Down-everybody down!” “Since I was still in a back cubicle trying to speak to the Vice President, I didn’t hit the deck. In fact, when I heard the words “Tower” and “Down”, I imagined that the radio tower atop the World Trade center had fallen off.” Page 11Rudolph W. GulianiLEADERSHIP with Ken Kurson Miramax books 2002

  31. Sentinel

    “PA Chair noted that relocating tene\ants would have been far more protracted and expensive had the explosion occured in the boom year of 1985, ironically, That was the year that the PA’s Antiterrorist unit, the Office for Special Planning (OSP), analyzed the state of security at the World Trade Center. This internal report beacme part of the evidence in the lawsuits brought on behalf of 800 bombing victims on grounds that the OSP analys, made public in a legislative report issued six months after the blast, describing how a timebomb-laden vehical could be driven into the WTC and parked in the public parking area… At a predetermined time, the bomb could be exploded in the basement…. The Assistant Deputy Director for the F.B.I. thinks this is a very likely scenario for the WTC and has described it graphically in conversation with OSP staff.”Pages 204-205DIVIDED WE STANDEric Darton 1999 P.S. The biggest plane is service at the designing and construction of the WTC was the Boeing 747 not B707. Began building it in 66 and went into service with Pan Am in 72 Sentinel

  32. Sentinel

    MEET THE PRESS September 16th 2001:

    MR. RUSSERT: Let me turn to the events of Tuesday. Where were you when you first learned a plane had struck the World Trade Center?
    VICE PRES. CHENEY: Well, I was in my office Tuesday morning. Monday, I had been in Kentucky, and the president had been in the White House. Tuesday, our roles were sort of reversed. He was in Florida, and I was in the White House Tuesday morning. And a little before 9, my speechwriter came in. We were going to go over some speeches coming up. And my secretary called in just as we were starting to meet just before 9:00 and said an airplane had hit the World Trade Center, and that was the first one that went in. So we turned on the television and watched for a few minutes, and then actually saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center. And the – as soon as that second plane showed up, that’s what triggered the thought: terrorism, that this was an attack…
    MR. RUSSERT: You sensed it immediately, “This is deliberate”?
    VICE PRES. CHENEY: Yeah. Then I convened in my office. Condi Rice came down. Her office is right near mine there in the West Wing.
    MR. RUSSERT: The national security adviser.
    VICE PRES. CHENEY: National security adviser, my chief of staff, Scooter Libby, Mary Matalin, who works for me, convened in my office, and we started talking about getting the Counterterrorism Task Force up and operating. I talked with the president. I’d given word to Andy Card’s staff, who is right next door, to get hold of Andy and/or the president and that I wanted to talk to him as soon as they could hook it up. This call came in, and the president knew at this point about that. We discussed a statement that he might make, and the first statement he made describing this as an act of apparent terrorism flowed out of those conversations. While I was there, over the next several minutes, watching developments on the television and as we started to get organized to figure out what to do, my Secret Service agents came in and, under these circumstances, they just move. They don’t say “sir” or ask politely. They came in and said, “Sir, we have to leave immediately,” and grabbed me and…
    MR. RUSSERT: Literally grabbed you and moved you?
    VICE PRES. CHENEY: Yeah. And, you know, your feet touch the floor periodically. But they’re bigger than I am, and they hoisted me up and moved me very rapidly down the hallway, down some stairs, through some doors and down some more stairs into an underground facility under the White House, and, as a matter of fact, it’s a corridor, locked at both ends, and they did that because they had received a report that an airplane was headed for the White House.
    MR. RUSSERT: This is Flight 77, which had left Dulles.
    VICE PRES. CHENEY: Which turned out to be Flight 77. It left Dulles, flown west towards Ohio, been captured by the terrorists. They turned off the transponder, which led to a later report that a plane had gone down in Ohio, but it really hadn’t. Of course, then they turned back and headed back towards Washington. As best we can tell, they came initially at the White House and…
    MR. RUSSERT: The plane actually circled the White House?
    VICE PRES. CHENEY: Didn’t circle it, but was headed on a track into it. The Secret Service has an arrangement with the F.A.A. They had open lines after the World Trade Center was…
    MR. RUSSERT: Tracking it by radar.
    VICE PRES. CHENEY: And when it entered the danger zone and looked like it was headed for the White House was when they grabbed me and evacuated me to the basement. The plane obviously didn’t hit the White House. It turned away and, we think, flew a circle and came back in and then hit the Pentagon. And that’s what the radar track looks like. The result of that – once I got down into the shelter, the first thing I did – there’s a secure phone there. First thing I did was pick up the telephone and call the president again, who was still down in Florida, at that point, and strongly urged him to delay his return.

  33. Sentinel(So Lets Review)

    Sentinel
    February 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm “I wonered if the Vice President was in charge. Dick Cheney was President Fords Chief of Staff when I first served in the Justice Department; I knew him and had a great confidence in him, so I was relieved to hear a women on the telephone say, Mr Mayor, the Vice President will be on the line.” “My intention was to speak to the Vice president and then immediately relkay what he told me to the people of New York through the press, who were being assembled outside be memebers of Sunnys’ staff. Within a second or two, the line went dead. For the moment, re-establishing that phone link tookup all my attention. So it took some time for me to realize why the phone line was disconnected.” “A few minutes after ten o’clock, we felt and heard a thunderous roar but did not know what had actually occured. Some thought the sound was a new attack, and THE WAY THE GROUND SHOOK (emf-Mine) made it feel like that. I was still on the telephone, hoping to be reconnected, when Joe Esposito yelled, “Its comming Down-everybody down!” “Since I was still in a back cubicle trying to speak to the Vice President, I didn’t hit the deck. In fact, when I heard the words “Tower” and “Down”, I imagined that the radio tower atop the World Trade center had fallen off.” Page 11Rudolph W. GulianiLEADERSHIP with Ken Kurson Miramax books 2002 MEET THE PRESS September 16th 2001: MR. RUSSERT: Let me turn to the events of Tuesday. Where were you when you first learned a plane had struck the World Trade Center? VICE PRES. CHENEY: Well, I was in my office Tuesday morning. Monday, I had been in Kentucky, and the president had been in the White House. Tuesday, our roles were sort of reversed. He was in Florida, and I was in the White House Tuesday morning. And a little before 9, my speechwriter came in. We were going to go over some speeches coming up. And my secretary called in just as we were starting to meet just before 9:00 and said an airplane had hit the World Trade Center, and that was the first one that went in. So we turned on the television and watched for a few minutes, and then actually saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center. And the – as soon as that second plane showed up, that’s what triggered the thought: terrorism, that this was an attack… MR. RUSSERT: You sensed it immediately, “This is deliberate”? VICE PRES. CHENEY: Yeah. Then I convened in my office. Condi Rice came down. Her office is right near mine there in the West Wing. MR. RUSSERT: The national security adviser. VICE PRES. CHENEY: National security adviser, my chief of staff, Scooter Libby, Mary Matalin, who works for me, convened in my office, and we started talking about getting the Counterterrorism Task Force up and operating. I talked with the president. I’d given word to Andy Card’s staff, who is right next door, to get hold of Andy and/or the president and that I wanted to talk to him as soon as they could hook it up. This call came in, and the president knew at this point about that. We discussed a statement that he might make, and the first statement he made describing this as an act of apparent terrorism flowed out of those conversations. While I was there, over the next several minutes, watching developments on the television and as we started to get organized to figure out what to do, my Secret Service agents came in and, under these circumstances, they just move. They don’t say “sir” or ask politely. They came in and said, “Sir, we have to leave immediately, ” and grabbed me and… MR. RUSSERT: Literally grabbed you and moved you? VICE PRES. CHENEY: Yeah. And, you know, your feet touch the floor periodically. But they’re bigger than I am, and they hoisted me up and moved me very rapidly down the hallway, down some stairs, through some doors and down some more stairs into an underground facility under the White House, and, as a matter of fact, it’s a corridor, locked at both ends, and they did that because they had received a report that an airplane was headed for the White House. MR. RUSSERT: This is Flight 77, which had left Dulles. VICE PRES. CHENEY: Which turned out to be Flight 77. It left Dulles, flown west towards Ohio, been captured by the terrorists. They turned off the transponder, which led to a later report that a plane had gone down in Ohio, but it really hadn’t. Of course, then they turned back and headed back towards Washington. As best we can tell, they came initially at the White House and… MR. RUSSERT: The plane actually circled the White House? VICE PRES. CHENEY: Didn’t circle it, but was headed on a track into it. The Secret Service has an arrangement with the F.A.A. They had open lines after the World Trade Center was… MR. RUSSERT: Tracking it by radar. VICE PRES. CHENEY: And when it entered the danger zone and looked like it was headed for the White House was when they grabbed me and evacuated me to the basement. The plane obviously didn’t hit the White House. It turned away and, we think, flew a circle and came back in and then hit the Pentagon. And that’s what the radar track looks like. The result of that – once I got down into the shelter, the first thing I did – there’s a secure phone there. First thing I did was pick up the telephone and call the president again, who was still down in Florida, at that point, and strongly urged him to delay his return.

  34. Sentinel-Justice is Truth in Action

    Complete 911 Timeline
    Dick Cheney’s Actions on 9/11
    Project: Complete 911 Timeline
    Open-Content project managed by matt, Paul, KJF
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    (Shortly Before 7:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Cheney Receives Daily Intelligence Briefing; Heads to White House

    The Vice President’s Residence. [Source: David Bohrer/ White House]Just before 7:00 a.m., Vice President Dick Cheney sits in the library of the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, for his regular CIA briefing. His solo briefing is more detailed than the president’s because he asks for more material. According to journalist and author Stephen Hayes, the briefing is “unremarkable.” Cheney typically sets off for the three-mile drive to the White House at 7:30 a.m. He usually joins the president for his intelligence briefing, but with Bush away in Florida, there is no briefing at the White House on this day. [Hayes, 2007, pp. 327-328]
    Entity Tags: Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Stephen Hayes
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    (8:25 a.m.-8:50 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Speaks with Cheney Neither Can Later Recall What They Discuss

    Sean O’Keefe. [Source: Bill Ingalls / NASA]Sean O’Keefe, the deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, stops by Vice President Dick Cheney’s White House office for an unscheduled visit. According to journalist and author Stephen Hayes, Cheney’s colleagues have learned to keep any impromptu sessions with him short and succinct. Yet O’Keefe spends more than 20 minutes with the vice president. Cheney is scheduled to meet John McConnell, his chief speechwriter, at 8:30 a.m. Yet McConnell is left waiting outside the office while the vice president is deep in discussion with O’Keefe. According to Hayes, while the topic of O’Keefe and Cheney’s conversation seems urgent at present, “In time, neither man would be able to recall what it was that had been so important.” [Hayes, 2007, pp. 328-330] O’Keefe is a former Pentagon comptroller, and had been a close confidant of Dick Cheney’s when he was the secretary of defense, in the early 1990s. He was also secretary of the navy from 1992 to 1993. [New York Times, 7/7/1992; New York Times, 2/3/2003]
    Entity Tags: Sean O’Keefe, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Stephen Hayes, John McConnell
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    (8:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Some US Leaders Are Scattered; Others in D.C.

    Secretary of State Colin Powell leaves his Lima, Peru hotel after hearing the news. [Source: Agence France-Presse]Just prior to learning about the 9/11 attacks, top US leaders are scattered across the country and overseas:
    President Bush is in Sarasota, Florida. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    Secretary of State Powell is in Lima, Peru. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    General Henry Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is flying across the Atlantic on the way to Europe. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    Attorney General Ashcroft is flying to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Joe Allbaugh is at a conference in Montana. [ABC News, 9/14/2002] Others are in Washington:
    Vice President Cheney and National Security Adviser Rice are at their offices in the White House. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is at his office in the Pentagon, meeting with a delegation from Capitol Hill. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    CIA Director Tenet is at breakfast with his old friend and mentor, former senator David Boren (D), at the St. Regis Hotel, three blocks from the White House. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    FBI Director Mueller is in his office at FBI Headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta is at his office at the Department of Transportation. [US Congress, 9/20/2001]
    Counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke is at a conference in the Ronald Reagan Building three blocks from the White House. [Clarke, 2004, pp. 1]
    Entity Tags: John Ashcroft, Norman Mineta, Richard A. Clarke, Joseph M. Allbaugh, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Henry Hugh Shelton, George J. Tenet, Robert S. Mueller III, Colin Powell, George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, David Boren
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    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Richard Clarke, Donald Rumsfeld

    (Between 8:48 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Cheney Sees Footage of WTC Crash on Television, but Allegedly Does Not Realize It Is Terrorism

    Vice President Dick Cheney later claims he learns of the first attack on the World Trade Center just before 9:00 a.m. He has just finished an impromptu discussion in his office at the White House with Sean O’Keefe, the deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (see (8:25 a.m.-8:50 a.m.) September 11, 2001). His chief speechwriter John McConnell has come in for a meeting, when his secretary, Debbie Heiden, calls in and tells him a plane hit the WTC. Cheney recalls, “So we turned on the television and watched for a few minutes.” However, journalist and author Stephen Hayes suggests Cheney learns of the attack earlier. He says that while McConnell is waiting for his meeting, O’Keefe comes out of the vice president’s office. McConnell gestures at a television showing the burning WTC, and “O’Keefe nodded; they had been watching the reports inside.” When McConnell enters Cheney’s office, “The small television on the other side of the desk was tuned to ABC News.” [Meet the Press, 9/16/2001; Hayes, 2007, pp. 328-330] According to his own recollection, Cheney is puzzled by the reports: “I was sitting there thinking about it. It was a clear day, there was no weather problem—how in hell could a plane hit the World Trade Center?” [Newsweek, 12/31/2001; 9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 35] He claims it is only when he sees the second tower hit at 9:03 that he realizes this is a terrorist attack, saying, “as soon as that second plane showed up, that’s what triggered the thought: terrorism, that this was an attack.” [Meet the Press, 9/16/2001; CNN, 9/11/2002]
    Entity Tags: John McConnell, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Sean O’Keefe, Debbie Heiden
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney

    (8:50 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Secret Service Agent Outside Cheney’s Office Learns Plane that Hit WTC Is Passenger Jet

    While he is waiting outside the vice president’s office for a scheduled meeting, Dick Cheney’s chief speechwriter John McConnell has been chatting with Cheney’s secretary Debbie Heiden and the Secret Service agent posted at the door. They all see the news about the first plane hitting the World Trade Center on the television above Heiden’s desk. McConnell later recalls, “There wasn’t any kind of alarm. It was just kind of, ‘Oh man, look at that.’” The Secret Service agent then receives an urgent call from the agency’s intelligence division. According to McConnell, “He put the phone down and told me: passenger jet. And that’s when you go, Geez. And then you start getting a sick feeling. Because a passenger aircraft is not going to crash into the World Trade Center.” [Hayes, 2007, pp. 329-330] But, according to the 9/11 Commission, it is not until they learn of the second crash at 9:03 that nearly everyone in the White House realizes this is not an accident (see (Between 8:46 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 35]
    Entity Tags: Debbie Heiden, John McConnell, Secret Service
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney

    (After 8:55 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Serious Communications Problems Experienced in Washington Area, Affect Key Government Officials

    In the Washington, DC, area, members of the public, emergency responders, and government officials experience serious communications problems. Telephone and cell phone services around the capital remain unavailable to members of the public for most of the day. [Verton, 2003, pp. 149]
    Particular problems are experienced around the Pentagon. Reportedly, cellular and landline telephone communications there are “virtually unreliable or inaccessible during the first few hours of the response,” after it is hit at 9:37 (see After 9:37 a.m. September 11, 2001). [US Department of Health and Human Services, 7/2002, pp. C36]
    Some senior government officials also experience communications difficulties:
    CIA Director George Tenet has problems using his secure phone while heading from a Washington hotel back to CIA headquarters, located about eight miles outside Washington (see (8:55 a.m.-9:15 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Independent, 11/6/2002; Tenet, 2007, pp. 161-162]
    Secretary of State Colin Powell has to take a seven-hour flight from Peru, to get back to the capital. He later complains that, during this flight, “because of the communications problems that existed during that day, I couldn’t talk to anybody in Washington” (see (12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.) September 11, 2001). [ABC News, 9/11/2002]
    Between the time of the second WTC attack and about 9:45 a.m., Vice President Dick Cheney, who is at the White House, has problems reaching Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert at the US Capitol by secure telephone (see (9:04 a.m.-9:45 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights), 9/11/2002; Hayes, 2007, pp. 336-337]
    Even President Bush experiences difficulties communicating with Washington after leaving a school in Florida, and subsequently while flying on Air Force One (see (9:34 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 9/10/2006]
    A classified after-action report will later be produced, based on observations from a National Airborne Operations Center plane launched near Washington shortly before the time of the Pentagon attack (see (Shortly Before 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001). According to one government official, the report indicates that the nation was “deaf, dumb, and blind” for much of the day. [Verton, 2003, pp. 150-151] Members of the public in New York City also experience communications problems throughout the day, particularly with cell phones (see (After 10:00 a.m.) September 11, 2001).
    Entity Tags: Colin Powell, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Dennis Hastert, George J. Tenet, George W. Bush
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Pentagon

    (9:04 a.m.-9:45 a.m.) September 11, 2001: House Speaker Has Problems Contacting the Vice President; Receives Nuisance Call

    Dennis Hastert. [Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory]Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, who is third in line for the presidency, is in his office suite on the second floor of the US Capitol building when he sees the second plane hitting the World Trade Center live on television. [Hastert, 2004, pp. 5] He is told that Vice President Dick Cheney will soon be calling him on the secure telephone in his office. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights), 9/11/2002] However, Cheney is currently having problems using secure phones, and Hastert is too. Hastert later recalls, “To use the secure phone, you have to push a button and turn a key. On that dreadful day I couldn’t make the thing work. No matter what I did, I couldn’t connect with the vice president. As the minutes passed, my frustrations grew.” [Hastert, 2004, pp. 6; Hayes, 2007, pp. 336] Several attempts to reach the vice president are unsuccessful. Hastert’s later explanation is that “Anyone who has used a secure phone can tell you they do not work very well.” However, numerous other people in the Washington area, including senior government officials, are also experiencing serious communications problems throughout the day (see (After 8:55 a.m.) September 11, 2001). Around the time the Pentagon is hit, the light on Hastert’s regular phone starts flashing, but instead of being Cheney it is apparently a nuisance caller, who complains, “I can’t get a hold of Jeb Bush, I can’t get a hold of the president, I can’t get a hold of Colin Powell. All this stuff is happening. What are you guys doing?” When Hastert asks the caller who they are, their reply is, “I’m just a citizen. Who is this?” [Chicago Sun-Times, 9/25/2001; Daily Herald (Arlington Heights), 9/11/2002; Associated Press, 6/16/2007] Shortly afterwards, the Capitol is evacuated (see 9:48 a.m. September 11, 2001) and Hastert’s Secret Service agents hurry him out of the building. It is not until around 11 a.m. that Cheney finally speaks to him. [Hastert, 2004, pp. 8-9; Hayes, 2007, pp. 337 and 340-341]
    Entity Tags: Dennis Hastert, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney

    (Shortly After 9:03 a.m.) September 11, 2001: White House Officials Reportedly Converge on Cheney’s Office, but Accounts Conflict

    Vice President Dick Cheney sees the second plane hitting the World Trade Center live on television while meeting with his speechwriter John McConnell. He later claims that several other officials then come and join him in his White House office: National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, political adviser Mary Matalin, and his chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who has come across from the Old Executive Office Building next door to the White House. [Meet the Press, 9/16/2001] According to journalist and author Stephen Hayes, “As word of the attacks spread throughout the West Wing, many White House officials migrated to Cheney’s office.” As well as Rice, Libby, and Matalin, these include Sean O’Keefe, the deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget; Josh Bolten, the deputy White House chief of staff; and counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke. [Hayes, 2007, pp. 332] However, other accounts contradict this. Clarke claims that when he arrives at the White House shortly after 9:03, he sees the vice president and Rice, but the two are “alone in Cheney’s office” (see (9:05 a.m.) September 11, 2001). (It is possible, though, that the other officials only arrive after Clarke ends his brief visit to the vice president’s office.) [Clarke, 2004, pp. 1-2] In numerous interviews where she discusses her actions this morning, Rice makes no mention of heading to Cheney’s office after the second tower is hit. [O, the Oprah Magazine, 2/1/2002; BBC Radio 4, 8/1/2002 ; Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 9/11/2002; MSNBC, 9/11/2002; New York Times, 9/11/2002] Also, according to some accounts, the Secret Service evacuates Cheney from his office shortly after the second attack occurs (see (9:10 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [New York Times, 9/13/2001; ABC News, 9/14/2002] Cheney claims that President Bush phones him around this time, while he is still in his office. [Meet the Press, 9/16/2001] But according to White House adviser Karl Rove, who is with the president in Florida, Bush is unable to reach the vice president because Cheney is being evacuated from his office (see (9:16 a.m.-9:29 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [MSNBC, 9/11/2002]
    Entity Tags: Lewis (“Scooter”) Libby, Joshua Bolten, John McConnell, Mary Matalin, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Sean O’Keefe, Condoleezza Rice, Richard A. Clarke
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney, Richard Clarke

    (9:05 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Clarke, Cheney, and Rice Talk; Clarke Concludes that Al-Qaeda Is behind Attacks

    Counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke is driving up to a gate outside the White House when Lisa Gordon-Hagerty—a member of his staff who is already at the White House—calls and tells him, “The other tower was just hit.” He responds: “Well, now we know who we’re dealing with. I want the highest level person in Washington from each agency on-screen now, especially the FAA.” He ordered Gordon-Hagerty to set up a secure video conference about five minutes earlier. A few minutes later, according to his own recollections, Clarke finds Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in Cheney’s White House office. Clarke tells Cheney: “It’s an al-Qaeda attack and they like simultaneous attacks. This may not be over.” Rice asks Clarke for recommendations, and he says, “We’re putting together a secure teleconference to manage the crisis.” He also recommends evacuating the White House. (A slow evacuation of the White House will begin around 9:20-9:25 (see (9:22 a.m.) September 11, 2001).) Rice notes the Secret Service wants them to go to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) below the White House, and as Clarke leaves the other two, he sees Cheney gathering up his papers. In Cheney’s outer office, Clarke will recall, he sees eight Secret Service agents instead of the usual two, ready to move to the PEOC. [Clarke, 2004, pp. 1-2; Australian, 3/27/2004]
    Entity Tags: Secret Service, Richard A. Clarke, Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, Al-Qaeda, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Federal Aviation Administration
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney, Richard Clarke

    (9:10 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Vice President Cheney Apparently Goes to White House Bunker; Other Accounts Have Him Moving Locations Later

    According to counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke and others, Vice President Dick Cheney goes from his White House office to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), a bunker below the East Wing of the White House, at about this time. There is no video link between response centers in the East and West Wings, but a secure telephone line is used instead. [New York Times, 9/16/2001; Daily Telegraph, 12/16/2001; ABC News, 9/14/2002; Clarke, 2004, pp. 3-4]
    Cheney Leaves Office ‘Just after 9 a.m.’ – One eyewitness, David Bohrer, a White House photographer, will say Cheney leaves for the PEOC just after 9:00 a.m. [ABC News, 9/14/2002] White House adviser Karl Rove, who is with the president in Florida, will appear to corroborate this account, later telling NBC News that when Bush tries phoning Cheney at around 9:16 a.m., he is unable to contact him because “the vice president was being… grabbed by a Secret Service agent and moved to the bunker” (see (9:16 a.m.-9:29 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [MSNBC, 9/11/2002] And Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta will say that when he arrives at the PEOC, at around 9:20-9:27, Cheney is already there (see (Between 9:20 a.m. and 9:27 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [MSNBC, 9/11/2002; 9/11 Commission, 5/23/2003; Academy of Achievement, 6/3/2006]
    Cheney Leaves Office ‘Just before 9:36′ – However, there is a second account claiming that Cheney does not leave his office until sometime after 9:30 a.m. (The 9/11 Commission will say he is evacuated “just before 9:36.”) In this account, Secret Service agents burst into Cheney’s office. They carry him under his arms—nearly lifting him off the ground—and propel him down the steps into the White House basement and through a long tunnel toward the underground bunker. [New York Times, 10/16/2001; Newsweek, 12/31/2001; Washington Post, 1/27/2002; BBC, 9/1/2002; MSNBC, 9/11/2002; 9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004] According to journalist and author Stephen Hayes, it takes “Less than a minute” for the Secret Service agents to escort Cheney from his office down to the secure tunnel leading to the PEOC. [Hayes, 2007, pp. 335] Although its specifications are highly classified, two sources will tell journalist and author Barton Gellman that the PEOC is located two floors below ground. [Gellman, 2008, pp. 420]
    Arrives at PEOC ‘Shortly before 10:00′ – Despite admitting that there “is conflicting evidence about when the vice president arrived” in the PEOC, the 9/11 Commission will conclude that the “vice president arrived in the room shortly before 10:00, perhaps at 9:58.” [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 40] In addition to the eyewitness accounts of Clarke, Mineta, and Bohrer, several accounts will claim that Cheney is in the bunker when he is told Flight 77 is 50 miles away from Washington, at about 9:26 a.m. (see (9:26 a.m.) September 11, 2001). This further supports the claims of Cheney going to the PEOC earlier on, rather than after 9:30.
    Entity Tags: Richard A. Clarke, David Bohrer, Karl Rove, Norman Mineta, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Secret Service
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: Key Day of 9/11 Events, All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney

    (9:16 a.m.-9:29 a.m.) September 11, 2001: President Bush Works on Speech with Staff; Makes No Decisions

    Bush in a holding room before giving his speech. Communications director Dan Bartlett points to the TV, and the clock reads 9:25. [Source: White House]After leaving the Booker Elementary School classroom, President Bush returns to an adjacent holding room where he is briefed by his staff, and gets his first look at the footage of the burning World Trade Center on a television that has been set up there. He instructs his press secretary, Ari Fleischer, to take notes to create an accurate accounting of events. According to some accounts, he speaks on the phone with Vice President Dick Cheney who is at the White House, and they both agree that terrorists are probably behind the attacks. [Sammon, 2002, pp. 92-93; Daily Mail, 9/8/2002; 9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 39] But White House adviser Karl Rove, who is also in the holding room, later tells NBC News that Bush is unable to reach Cheney because the vice president is being moved from his office to the White House bunker at this time. [MSNBC, 9/11/2002] The president speaks with New York Governor George Pataki and FBI Director Robert Mueller. Bush learns from Mueller that the planes that hit the WTC were commercial American aircraft, and at least one of them had apparently been hijacked after leaving Boston. According to some accounts, Bush also speaks with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice around this time. However, Rice herself will later suggest otherwise (see (Between 9:45 a.m. and 9:58 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Sammon, 2002, pp. 93-94; Daily Mail, 9/8/2002; St. Petersburg Times, 9/8/2002; 9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 39] Fleischer and White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett quickly draft a statement for the president to deliver in the school’s library, which Bush rewords, scribbling three sheets of notes. Bush will deliver this at 9:29 a.m. (see 9:29 a.m. September 11, 2001). While he works on the statement, Bush briefly glances at the unfolding horror on the television. Turning to his aides in the room, he declares, “We’re at war.” [Sammon, 2002, pp. 94; Albuquerque Tribune, 9/10/2002] According to the 9/11 Commission, the focus at the present time is on the president’s statement to the nation, and the only decision made by Bush’s traveling party is to return to Washington. [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 39] Bush later claims he makes no major decisions in response to the crisis until after Air Force One takes off at around 9:55 a.m. (see (Shortly After 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    Entity Tags: George E. Pataki, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Robert S. Mueller III, George W. Bush, Dan Bartlett, Karl Rove, Ari Fleischer, Condoleezza Rice
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, George Bush, Dick Cheney

    (Between 9:20 a.m. and 9:27 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Transportation Secretary Mineta Reaches Bunker, Meets Vice President Cheney

    Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta. [Source: US Department of Transportation]Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta arrives at the White House bunker—the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)—containing Vice President Dick Cheney and others. Mineta will tell NBC News that he arrives there at “probably about 9:27,” though he later says to the 9/11 Commission that he arrives at “about 9:20 a.m.” He also later recalls that Cheney is already there when he arrives. [MSNBC, 9/11/2002; 9/11 Commission, 5/23/2003; St. Petersburg Times, 7/4/2004; Academy of Achievement, 6/3/2006] This supports accounts of Cheney reaching the bunker not long after the second WTC crash (see (9:10 a.m.) September 11, 2001). Questioned about this in 2007 by an activist group, Mineta will confirm that Cheney was “absolutely… already there” in the PEOC when he arrived, and that “This was before American Airlines [Flight 77] went into the Pentagon,” which happens at 9:37. Yet, while admitting there is “conflicting evidence about when the vice president arrived” in the PEOC, the 9/11 Commission will conclude that the “vice president arrived in the room shortly before 10:00, perhaps at 9:58.” Mineta also later claims that when he arrives in the PEOC, Mrs. Lynne Cheney, the wife of the vice president, is already there. Yet the 9/11 Commission will claim she only arrives at the White House at 9:52 (see (9:52 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 40; 911truthseattle (.org), 6/26/2007] Once in the PEOC, Mineta establishes open phone lines with his office at the Department of Transportation and with the FAA Operations Center. [Academy of Achievement, 6/3/2006]
    Entity Tags: Lynne Cheney, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Norman Mineta
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight AA 77, Dick Cheney

    (9:26 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Cheney Given Updates on Unidentified Flight 77 Heading toward Washington; Says ‘Orders Still Stand’

    According to some accounts, Vice President Dick Cheney is in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) below the White House by this time, along with Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta and others. Mineta will recall that, while a suspicious plane is heading toward Washington, an unidentified young man comes in and says to Cheney, “The plane is 50 miles out.” Mineta confers with acting FAA Deputy Administrator Monte Belger, who is at the FAA’s Washington headquarters. Belger says to him: “We’re watching this target on the radar, but the transponder’s been turned off. So we have no identification.” According to Mineta, the young man continues updating the vice president, saying, “The plane is 30 miles out,” and when he gets down to “The plane is 10 miles out,” asks, “Do the orders still stand?” In response, Cheney “whipped his neck around and said, ‘Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?’” Mineta will say that, “just by the nature of all the events going on,” he infers that the order being referred to is a shootdown order. Nevertheless, Flight 77 continues on and hits the Pentagon. [BBC, 9/1/2002; ABC News, 9/11/2002; 9/11 Commission, 5/23/2003; 9/11 Commission, 5/23/2003; St. Petersburg Times, 7/4/2004] However, the 9/11 Commission will later claim the plane heading toward Washington is only discovered by the Dulles Airport air traffic control tower at 9:32 a.m. (see 9:32 a.m. September 11, 2001). But earlier accounts, including statements made by the FAA and NORAD, will claim that the FAA notified the military about the suspected hijacking of Flight 77 at 9:24 a.m., if not before (see (9:24 a.m.) September 11, 2001). The FBI’s Washington Field Office was also reportedly notified that Flight 77 had been hijacked at about 9:20 a.m. (see (9:20 a.m.) September 11, 2001). The 9/11 Commission will further contradict Mineta’s account saying that, despite the “conflicting evidence as to when the vice president arrived in the shelter conference room [i.e., the PEOC],” it has concluded that he only arrived there at 9:58 a.m. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004] According to the Washington Post, the discussion between Cheney and the young aide over whether “the orders” still stand occurs later than claimed by Mineta, and is in response to Flight 93 heading toward Washington, not Flight 77. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
    Entity Tags: Norman Mineta, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Monte Belger
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: Key Day of 9/11 Events, All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight AA 77, Flight UA 93, Dick Cheney

    (9:29 a.m.-9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Pentagon Command Center Begins High Level Conference Call

    The National Miilitary Command Center, inside the Pentagon. [Source: National Military Command Center]Captain Charles Leidig is temporarily in command of the National Military Command Center (NMCC), “the military’s worldwide nerve center.” In response to the attacks on the World Trade Center, he convenes a conference call. [CNN, 9/4/2002; 9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004 ] Telephone links are established between the NMCC located inside the Pentagon (but on the opposite side of the building from where the explosion will happen), Canada’s equivalent Command Center, Strategic Command, theater commanders, and federal emergency-response agencies. At one time or another, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, key military officers, leaders of the FAA and NORAD, the White House, and Air Force One are heard on the open line. [Aviation Week and Space Technology, 6/3/2002; 9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004] NORAD command director Captain Michael Jellinek claims this call was initiated “at once” after the second WTC tower was hit. [Aviation Week and Space Technology, 6/3/2002] However, the 9/11 Commission concludes it starts at 9:29 a.m. According to the commission, it begins as an all-purpose “significant event” conference. But at 9:30, Leidig states that it has just been confirmed that Flight 11 is still airborne and is heading toward Washington, DC. (This incorrect information apparently arose minutes earlier during a conference call between FAA centers (see 9:21 a.m. September 11, 2001).) In response to this erroneous report, the significant event conference is ended at around 9:34. It then resumes at about 9:37 as an air threat conference call, which lasts for more than eight hours. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004; 9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 37] This is broadcast over a loudspeaker inside the NMCC. [US News and World Report, 8/31/2003] Brigadier General Montague Winfield, who later takes over from Leidig in charge of the NMCC, says, “All of the governmental agencies that were involved in any activity going on in the United States at that point, were in that conference.” [ABC News, 9/11/2002] The call continues right through the Pentagon explosion; the impact is not felt within the NMCC. [CNN, 9/4/2002] However, despite being in the Pentagon when it is hit, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld doesn’t enter the NMCC or participate in the call until 10:30 a.m. (see (10:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001).
    Entity Tags: Mike Jellinek, Montague Winfield, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, George W. Bush, National Military Command Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Charles Leidig, Donald Rumsfeld
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: Key Day of 9/11 Events, All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight AA 77, Flight UA 93, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Pentagon

    9:32 a.m. September 11, 2001: Cheney Is Notified That Flight 77 Is Headed To Washington

    Vice President Cheney pointing a finger inside the Presidential Emergency Operations Center. Footage of the World Trade Center plays on the televisions in the background (exact time is unknown). [Source: White House]According to the 9/11 Commission, the Dulles Airport terminal control facility in Washington has been looking for unidentified primary radar blips since 9:21 a.m. (see 9:21 a.m. September 11, 2001) and now finds one. Several Dulles flight controllers “observed a primary radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed” and notify Reagan Airport. FAA personnel at both Reagan and Dulles airports notify the Secret Service. The identity or aircraft type is unknown. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004] However, other accounts place the discovery of this plane by Dulles around 9:24 a.m. (see (9:24 a.m.) September 11, 2001) or 9:30 a.m. (see (9:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001), and Vice President Cheney is told radar is tracking Flight 77 at 9:27 a.m. (see (9:26 a.m.) September 11, 2001).
    Entity Tags: Washington Dulles International Airport, Secret Service, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Federal Aviation Administration
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight AA 77, Dick Cheney

    (9:38 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Clarke Possibly Told to Pass on Shootdown Authorization, Earlier than Other Accounts Claim

    According to one account, counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke is given the go-ahead to authorize Air Force jets to shoot down threatening aircraft around this time. In late 2003, Clarke will recall to ABC News that, minutes earlier, he’d picked up the phone in the White House Situation Room and called Vice President Dick Cheney, who is in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) below the White House. He’d told him: “We have fighters aloft now. We need authority to shoot down hostile aircraft.” [ABC News, 11/29/2003] This call appears to be one Clarke also describes in his 2004 book Against all Enemies, though in that account he will describe having made his request to Army Major Mike Fenzel, who is also in the PEOC, rather than directly to Cheney. According to that account, the call occurred shortly before Clarke learns of the Pentagon attack, so roughly around 9:36 (see (Between 9:30 a.m. and 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Clarke, 2004, pp. 6-7] Clarke describes to ABC News, “I thought that would take forever to get that [shootdown] authority.” But, “The vice president got on the phone to the president, got back to me, I would say within two minutes, and said, ‘Do it.’” [ABC News, 11/29/2003] If correct, this would mean the president authorizes military fighters to shoot down threatening aircraft at around 9:37-9:38. However, around this time, the president and vice president are reportedly having difficulty communicating with each other, while Bush heads from the Booker Elementary School to the Sarasota airport (see (9:34 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [New York Times, 6/18/2004; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 9/10/2006] Furthermore, this account contradicts several others. In his 2004 book, Clarke will describe being told to inform the Pentagon it has shootdown authorization slightly later, some time between 9:45 and 9:56 (see (Between 9:45 a.m. and 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Clarke, 2004, pp. 8] According to journalists Bob Woodward and Bill Sammon, Bush gives the shootdown authorization in a phone call with Cheney shortly after 9:56 (see (Shortly After 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Sammon, 2002, pp. 102; Woodward, 2002, pp. 17-18; Washington Post, 1/27/2002] The 9/11 Commission will say he gives it in a call at 10:18 (see 10:18 a.m.-10:20 a.m. September 11, 2001). [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 41]
    Entity Tags: Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Richard A. Clarke
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight UA 93, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Richard Clarke

    (9:45 a.m.-9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Vice President Cheney Tells President Bush to Stay Away from Washington

    Shortly after boarding Air Force One, President Bush speaks by phone with Vice President Dick Cheney for approximately ten minutes. [Hayes, 2007, pp. 335-336] According to the 9/11 Commission, Cheney had reached the underground tunnel leading to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) below the White House at 9:37. He and the Secret Service agents escorting him had paused in an area of the tunnel with a secure phone and a television. He’d then asked to speak to the president, but it had taken a while for his call to be connected. However, elsewhere in its final report, the Commission will indicate that Bush, not Cheney, makes this phone call, saying that after he’d boarded Air Force One, the president “called the vice president.” [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 39-40] Cheney later recalls making “one phone call [to the president] from the tunnel. And basically I called to let him know that we [at the White House] were a target and I strongly urged him not to return to Washington right away, that he delay his return until we could find out what the hell was going on.” [Newsweek, 12/31/2001; 9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 464] He recalls, “What I was immediately thinking about was sort of continuity of government.” [Hayes, 2007, pp. 335-336] According to notes made by White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, who is with the president on Air Force One, at about 9:45 Bush tells Cheney: “Sounds like we have a minor war going on here, I heard about the Pentagon. We’re at war… somebody’s going to pay.” [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 39 and 463; Fleischer, 2005, pp. 141] Bush instructs Cheney to call the congressional leadership and give them a briefing. [New Yorker, 9/25/2001] (However, around this time, Capitol Hill is being evacuated (see 9:48 a.m. September 11, 2001).) The 9/11 Commission states that, according to “contemporaneous notes,” at 9:55 “the vice president [is] still on the phone with the president advising that three planes [are] missing and one had hit the Pentagon.” [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 40] In his book Against All Enemies, counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke indicates that it is around the time this call occurs that he is informed that the president has authorized the military to shoot down hostile aircraft (see (Between 9:45 a.m. and 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Clarke, 2004, pp. 8] Yet various accounts of Bush and Cheney’s call make no mention of the president and vice president discussing any orders or making any decisions. [Sammon, 2002, pp. 101; Woodward, 2002, pp. 16; 9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 39-40; Hayes, 2007, pp. 335-336] Their call apparently ends around 9:56-9:57, as, according to the 9/11 Commission, Cheney enters the PEOC “shortly before 10:00, perhaps at 9:58.” [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 40] (However, some accounts indicate that he first enters the PEOC significantly earlier than this (see (9:10 a.m.) September 11, 2001).) After hanging up, Bush turns to the men who are with him at his desk: his chief of staff Andrew Card, his senior adviser Karl Rove, military aide Lt. Col. Tom Gould, and Fleischer. He tells them: “That’s what we’re paid for, boys. We’re gonna take care of this. When we find out who did this, they’re not gonna like me as president. Somebody’s going to pay.” [Sammon, 2002, pp. 101; Woodward, 2002, pp. 17] According to some accounts, shortly after finishing this call, the president and vice president will be back on the phone with each other (see (Shortly After 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001 and (Between 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.) September 11, 2001).
    Entity Tags: Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, George W. Bush
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, George Bush, Dick Cheney

    (Between 9:45 a.m. and 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Clarke Informed that President Has Issued Shootdown Order, Earlier than Claimed by 9/11 Commission

    According to his own account, counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke is informed that President Bush has authorized the military to shoot down threatening aircraft. Clarke had requested that this authorization be given at around 9:36 (see (Between 9:30 a.m. and 9:37 a.m.) September 11, 2001). In his 2004 book Against all Enemies he will state that he receives a response shortly after the time people begin rapidly evacuating from the White House, and while Air Force One is getting ready to take off. This would therefore be sometime between 9:45 and 9:56. He gets a phone call from the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) below the White House, where Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice are located. On the other end is Army Major Mike Fenzel. Fenzel tells Clarke: “Air Force One is getting ready to take off, with some press still on board. He’ll divert to an air base. Fighter escort is authorized. And… tell the Pentagon they have authority from the president to shoot down hostile aircraft, repeat, they have authority to shoot down hostile aircraft.” Clarke replies, “Roger that.” In his recollection of this call, Clarke comments, “I was amazed at the speed of the decisions coming from Cheney and, through him, from Bush.” Clarke then gets the attention of those on the video conference screen for the Pentagon, and informs them, “the president has ordered the use of force against aircraft deemed to be hostile.” [CNN, 9/12/2001; Clarke, 2004, pp. 7-8] This description contradicts several other accounts of when the president gives the shootdown authorization. In late 2003, Clarke tells ABC News he gets the go-ahead from the vice president “within two minutes” after he requested shootdown authorization, meaning therefore around 9:37-9:38 (see (9:38 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [ABC News, 11/29/2003] Some accounts say that Bush gives the authorization later, at shortly after 9:56 (see (Shortly After 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Sammon, 2002, pp. 102; Washington Post, 1/27/2002] According to the 9/11 Commission, it is not given until around 10:18 (see 10:18 a.m.-10:20 a.m. September 11, 2001). [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 41]
    Entity Tags: Mike Fenzel, Richard A. Clarke
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight UA 93, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Richard Clarke

    (9:50 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Speaker of the House Hastert Evacuated to Secure Location outside Washington

    Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R), who is third in line for the presidency, is evacuated from the US Capitol building and flown to a secret underground bunker in Virginia, where he remains until late in the afternoon. [ABC News, 9/11/2001; ABC News, 9/15/2002] Around 9:48, the Capitol building had begun evacuating (see 9:48 a.m. September 11, 2001). At that time, Hastert was on the House floor. Two members of his security detail now enter the chamber and tell him, “We’re going to evacuate the Capitol, and you’re going to a secure location.” They take him out of the building and drive him hurriedly to Andrews Air Force Base, ten miles southeast of Washington. After he arrives there, Hastert is finally able to communicate with Vice President Dick Cheney, who is at the White House. (Hastert had been trying to contact Cheney earlier on, but without success (see (9:04 a.m.-9:45 a.m.) September 11, 2001.) Cheney tells Hastert: “There’s a real danger. I want you to go to a secure location.” [Hastert, 2004, pp. 8-9] Hastert gets on a helicopter and is flown to the secret underground bunker at Mount Weather in Bluemont, Virginia, 48 miles outside Washington—about 20 minutes journey by air. [Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 11/2001; ABC News, 9/15/2002; Bamford, 2004, pp. 81] In the following hours, other top members of the House and Senate leaderships will join him there (see (Between Late Morning and Early Afternoon) September 11, 2001). [ABC News, 9/11/2001; Hastert, 2004, pp. 10] Hastert remains at the secure facility for several hours, and will return to Washington late in the afternoon (see (Between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.) September 11, 2001). [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights), 9/11/2002] Hastert’s evacuation to Mount Weather is the result of “Continuity of Government” (COG) orders, which provide for evacuating the third and fourth in the line of presidential succession during a national emergency, in order to protect the nation’s constitutional leadership. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002] Counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke activated the COG plan shortly before 10:00 a.m. this morning (see (Between 9:45 a.m. and 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Clarke, 2004, pp. 8]
    Entity Tags: Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Mount Weather, Dennis Hastert
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline, Civil Liberties
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney

    (9:52 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Lynne Cheney Joins Husband in White House Bunker

    Lynne Cheney conferring with Dick Cheney in the early afternoon on 9/11. [Source: David Bohrer/ White House]According to the 9/11 Commission, the Secret Service logs Lynne Cheney’s arrival at the White House at 9:52 a.m. She joins her husband, Vice President Dick Cheney, in the tunnel leading to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) bunker below the White House, and then enters the PEOC alongside him. [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 40] She had been at her downtown office around the time the second tower was hit, at 9:03, when she was driven by the Secret Service to the White House. [Newsweek, 12/31/2001] Yet, in a brief interview with an activist group in 2007, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta will claim that Lynne Cheney was already in the PEOC when he arrived there. [911truthseattle (.org), 6/26/2007] According to Mineta’s recollections, this was at around 9:20-9:27 (see (Between 9:20 a.m. and 9:27 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [MSNBC, 9/11/2002; 9/11 Commission, 5/23/2003] Lynne Cheney will sit in a corner of the PEOC, and write down notes on the various reports that are received this morning by the vice president. [Newsweek, 12/31/2001]
    Entity Tags: Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Secret Service, Lynne Cheney, Norman Mineta
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney

    (9:56-10:40 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Air Force One Takes Off, Then Flies in Circles While Bush and Cheney Argue

    Air Force One takes off and quickly gains altitude. One passenger later says, “It was like a rocket. For a good ten minutes, the plane was going almost straight up.” [CBS News, 9/11/2002] Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, it flies in circles. Journalists on board sense this because the television reception for a local station generally remains good. “Apparently Bush, Cheney, and the Secret Service argue over the safety of Bush coming back to Washington.” [Salon, 9/11/2001; Daily Telegraph, 12/16/2001] For much of the day Bush is plagued by connectivity problems in trying to call Cheney and others. He is forced to use an ordinary cell phone instead of his secure phone. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004]
    Entity Tags: Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, George W. Bush, Secret Service
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, George Bush, Dick Cheney

    (Shortly After 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Bush and Cheney Confer; Bush Supposedly Gives Shootdown Authorization

    President Bush talks on the phone to Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney recommends that Bush authorize the military to shoot down any plane that might be under the control of hijackers. “I said, ‘You bet,’” Bush later recalls. “We had a little discussion, but not much.” [USA Today, 9/16/2001; Newsday, 9/23/2001; Washington Post, 1/27/2002; CBS News, 9/11/2002] Bush recalls that this isn’t a difficult decision for him to make, “once I realized there was a protocol… because again, I now realized we’re under attack. This is a war.” According to journalists Bob Woodward and Bill Sammon, this call between Bush and Cheney takes place shortly after 9:56, when Air Force One took off from the Sarasota airport. [Sammon, 2002, pp. 102; Woodward, 2002, pp. 17-18; Washington Post, 1/27/2002] Consistent with this, Bush and Cheney will tell the 9/11 Commission that Bush gives the shootdown authorization during a call estimated to occur between about 10:00 and 10:15 (see (Between 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.) September 11, 2001). But the 9/11 Commission will say the authorization is given in a later call, at 10:18 (see 10:18 a.m.-10:20 a.m. September 11, 2001). [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 40-41] Bush later indicates that he doesn’t make any major decisions about how to respond to the attacks until after boarding Air Force One, which fits with these accounts of him approving shootdown authorization after take off. [White House, 12/4/2001; Wall Street Journal, 3/22/2004 ] But according to counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke, the authorization is given earlier, at some point between about 9:38 and 9:56 (see (9:38 a.m.) September 11, 2001 and (Between 9:45 a.m. and 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [ABC News, 11/29/2003; Clarke, 2004, pp. 8]
    Entity Tags: George W. Bush, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight UA 93, George Bush, Dick Cheney

    9:59 a.m. September 11, 2001: Vice President Cheney Appears Unemotional as South Tower Collapses

    Dick Cheney and senior staff witness the collapse of the WTC South Tower. Directly behind Cheney are Norman Mineta and I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby. [Source: David Bohrer / White House] (click image to enlarge)In the conference room of the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), Vice President Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and their aides watch the South Tower collapsing on television. [Newsweek, 12/31/2001] Cheney will later say that the WTC coming down “was a shock to everybody—it certainly was to me.” [PBS, 9/9/2002] However, if he is indeed shocked, this is not how Cheney appears to others in the room. One witness who is present will later recall that, as the South Tower collapses, there is “a groan in the room that I won’t forget, ever. It seemed like one groan from everyone.” However, Cheney makes no sound, but closes his eyes for a long, slow blink. The witness says, “I remember turning my head and looking at the vice president, and his expression never changed.” [Washington Post, 6/24/2007] According to Mary Matalin, a counselor to the vice president, Cheney says nothing in response to the collapse, but “he emoted in a way that he emotes, which was to stop.” [CNN, 9/11/2002; CNN, 9/11/2002] When he is told that a casualty estimate ranges well into the thousands, the vice president reportedly just nods grimly. [Newsweek, 12/31/2001] According to the Washington Post, three people who are present say they see no sign now or later “of the profound psychological transformation that has often been imputed to Cheney.” What they see is “extraordinary self-containment and a rapid shift of focus to the machinery of power. While others assessed casualties and the work of ‘first responders,’ Cheney began planning for a conflict that would call upon lawyers as often as soldiers and spies.” He will promptly begin assembling the legal team that subsequently assists him in expanding presidential power (see (After 10:00 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Washington Post, 6/24/2007]
    Entity Tags: Mary Matalin, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, World Trade Center
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney

    (Between 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.) September 11, 2001: President Bush and Vice President Cheney Said to Confer on Shootdown Orders; 9/11 Commission Later Doubts Their Account

    Dick Cheney talking to Condoleezza Rice. [Source: David Bohrer / White House] (click image to enlarge)According to the 9/11 Commission, Vice President Dick Cheney is told that the Air Force is trying to establish a combat air patrol (CAP) over Washington. Cheney, who is in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) below the White House, then calls President Bush on Air Force One to discuss the rules of engagement for this CAP. Cheney later tells the 9/11 Commission that he’d felt “it did no good to establish the CAP unless the pilots had instructions on whether they were authorized to shoot if the plane would not divert.” He recalls that “the president signed off on that concept.” Bush will recall this phone call and emphasize to the 9/11 Commission that, during it, he had authorized the shootdown of hijacked aircraft. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, who is in the PEOC with Cheney, will tell the Commission she recalls hearing Cheney inform the president: “Sir, the CAPs are up. Sir, they’re going to want to know what to do.” Then she hears Cheney say, “Yes sir.” However, as the Commission will later note, “Among the sources that reflect other important events that morning there is no documentary evidence for this call, although the relevant sources are incomplete” (see (Mid 2004)). [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 40-41] Reportedly, some members of the Commission’s staff will not believe this call between Bush and Cheney ever took place. [Newsweek, 6/20/2004] Cheney phones Bush at 10:18 (see 10:18 a.m.-10:20 a.m. September 11, 2001). According to the 9/11 Commission, it is in fact during that call that Bush authorizes the military to shoot down threatening aircraft. [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 41]
    Entity Tags: 9/11 Commission, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, George W. Bush
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: Key Day of 9/11 Events, All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight UA 93, George Bush, Dick Cheney

    (After 10:00 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Vice President Cheney Assembles Legal Team for Expanding Presidential Power

    David Addington. [Source: David Bohrer / White House]According to an in-depth examination by the Washington Post, within hours of the 9/11 attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney begins working to secure additional powers for the White House. Cheney had plans in place to begin acquiring these powers for the executive branch before the attacks, but had not begun to execute them.
    Gathering the Team – David Addington, Cheney’s general counsel and legal adviser, had been walking home after having to leave the now-evacuated Eisenhower Executive Office Building. He receives a message from the White House telling him to turn around, because the vice president needs him. After Addington joins Cheney in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) below the East Wing of the White House, the pair reportedly begin “contemplating the founding question of the legal revolution to come: What extraordinary powers will the president need for his response?” Later in the day, Addington connects by secure video with Timothy Flanigan, the deputy White House counsel, who is in the White House Situation Room. John Yoo, the deputy chief of the Office of Legal Counsel, is also patched in from the Justice Department’s command center. White House counsel Alberto Gonzales joins them later. This forms the core legal team that Cheney will oversee after the terrorist attacks. Associate White House counsel Bradford Berenson will later recall: “Addington, Flanigan and Gonzales were really a triumvirate. [Yoo] was a supporting player.” Addington dominates the group. Gonzales is there primarily because of his relationship with President Bush. He is not, Yoo will later recall, “a law-of-war expert and [doesn’t] have very developed views.” Along with these allies, Cheney will provide what the Washington Post calls “the rationale and political muscle to drive far-reaching legal changes through the White House, the Justice Department, and the Pentagon,” which will free the president to fight the war on terror, “as he saw fit.”
    Drafting the AUMF – The team begins drafting the document that will become the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF—see October 10, 2002) passed by Congress for the assault on Afghanistan. In the words of the group, the president is authorized “to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States.”
    Extraordinarily Broad Language – The language is extraordinarily broad; Yoo will later explain that they chose such sweeping language because “this war was so different, you can’t predict what might come up.” The AUMF draft is the first of numerous attempts to secure broad powers for the presidency, most justified by the 9/11 attacks. The Washington Post will later report, “In fact, the triumvirate knew very well what would come next: the interception—without a warrant—of communications to and from the United States” (see September 25, 2001). [CNN, 9/11/2001; CNN, 9/12/2001; Unger, 2007, pp. 220-221; Washington Post, 6/24/2007]
    Entity Tags: Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, John C. Yoo, Timothy E. Flanigan, Craig Unger, Bradford Berenson, David S. Addington, Alberto R. Gonzales
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline, Civil Liberties
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney

    10:02 a.m. September 11, 2001: Secret Service Warns Vice President Cheney that Hijackers Are Headed Toward Washington

    Vice President Cheney and other leaders now in the White House bunker begin receiving reports from the Secret Service of a presumably hijacked aircraft heading toward Washington. The Secret Service is getting this information about Flight 93 through links to the FAA. However, they are looking at a projected path, not an actual radar return, so they do not realize that the plane crashes minutes later. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004]
    Entity Tags: Federal Aviation Administration, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Secret Service
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight UA 93, Dick Cheney

    (Shortly After 10:06 a.m.) September 11, 2001: CIA Director Tenet Tells Vice President Cheney Attackers Are ‘Done for the Day’

    At some unspecified time, apparently relatively soon after Flight 93 crashed, Vice President Dick Cheney calls CIA Director George Tenet and asks him if he is anticipating any further attacks. Tenet replies, “No. My judgment is that they’re done for the day.” Tenet will later explain his reasoning behind this judgment: “There was a lull in the action, and to me that was telling.… I had no data to go on. But the pattern of spectacular multiple attacks within a very tight attack window was consistent with what we knew of al-Qaeda’s modus operandi based on the East African embassy attacks and others. Events happened within a strict timeline, and then they were done.” Yet at 10 a.m., Tenet had wanted the CIA headquarters evacuated, following reports that several airplanes were not responding to communications and were perhaps heading toward Washington. A large number of the CIA’s workforce had therefore been sent home (see (9:50 a.m.-10:00 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Tenet, 2007, pp. 164 and 167] And according to recordings of the operations floor at NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) later obtained by Vanity Fair magazine, “inside NEADS there was no sense that the attack was over with the crash of United 93; instead, the alarms go on and on. False reports of hijackings, and real responses, continue well into the afternoon” (see 10:15 a.m. and After September 11, 2001). [Vanity Fair, 8/1/2006] Tenet and his staff will return to the CIA headquarters building at around 1 p.m. after having earlier evacuated to the CIA’s printing plant nearby. By that time, Tenet will say, “The danger was over for the day, in our estimation.” [Tenet, 2007, pp. 168]
    Entity Tags: George J. Tenet, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Dick Cheney

    (Between 10:10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Vice President Cheney Is Told that Flight 93 Is Still Heading to Washington, Orders It Shot Down

    Dick Cheney in the White House bunker, speaking to administration officials including (from left) Joshua Bolten, Karen Hughes, Mary Matalin (standing), Condoleezza Rice and I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby. [Source: David Bohrer / White House] (click image to enlarge)The Secret Service, viewing projected path information about Flight 93, rather than actual radar returns, does not realize that Flight 93 has already crashed. Based on this erroneous information, a military aide tells Vice President Dick Cheney and others in the White House bunker that the plane is 80 miles away from Washington. Cheney is asked for authority to engage the plane, and he quickly provides it. The aide returns a few minutes later and says the plane is 60 miles out. Cheney again gives authorization to engage. A few minutes later and presumably after the flight has crashed or been shot down, deputy White House chief of staff Josh Bolten suggests Cheney contact President Bush to confirm the engage order. Bolten later tells the 9/11 Commission that he had not heard any prior discussion on the topic with Bush, and wanted to make sure Bush knew. Apparently, Cheney calls Bush and obtains confirmation (see 10:18 a.m.-10:20 a.m. September 11, 2001). [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004] However, there is controversy over whether Bush approved a shootdown before this incident or whether Cheney gave himself the authority to make the decision on the spot. As Newsweek notes, it is a moot point in one sense, since the decision was made on false data and there is no plane to shoot down. [Newsweek, 6/20/2004]
    Entity Tags: Secret Service, Joshua Bolten, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, George W. Bush
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight UA 93, Dick Cheney

    10:14 a.m. September 11, 2001: Vice President Cheney Gives Engage Order to NMCC to Relay to Fighters

    According to the 9/11 Commission, beginning at this time, the White House repeatedly conveys to the NMCC that Vice President Cheney confirmed fighters were cleared to engage the inbound aircraft if they could verify that the aircraft was hijacked. However, the authorization fails to reach the pilots. [9/11 Commission, 6/17/2004]
    Entity Tags: Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, National Military Command Center
    Timeline Tags: 9/11 Timeline
    Category Tags: All Day of 9/11 Events, Flight UA 93, Dick Cheney

    10:18 a.m.-10:20 a.m. September 11, 2001: Cheney Calls Bush; Receives Shootdown Authorization, According to 9/11 Commission

    In a phone call with Vice President Dick Cheney, President Bush authorizes the military to shoot down hostile aircraft. Minutes earlier, in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) below the White House, a military aide had asked Cheney for the authority to engage what appeared to be an inbound aircraft, and Cheney had promptly given it (see (Between 10:10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.) September 11, 2001). During a subsequent quiet moment, deputy White House chief of staff Josh Bolten, who is also in the PEOC, suggested to Cheney that he contact the president to confirm the engage order. Therefore at 10:18 a.m., according to White House logs, Cheney calls Bush, who is on board Air Force One, and speaks with him for two minutes. White House press secretary Ari Fleischer notes that at 10:20 a.m., Bush informs him that he has authorized the shootdown of aircraft, if necessary. According to the 9/11 Commission, “Fleischer’s 10:20 note is the first mention of shootdown authority.” [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 41 and 465] Bush’s senior adviser Karl Rove, who is also on Air Force One, gives a similar account, later telling NBC News that “at about 10:20,” Bush goes from his office into the private cabin in front of it, “and took a phone call, and came back in and said that he had talked to the vice president and to the secretary of defense and gave the authorization that [the] military could shoot down any planes not under control of their crews that were gearing critical targets.” [MSNBC, 9/11/2002] But other accounts indicate the president gives the shootdown authorization earlier than this. Bush and Cheney will claim that Bush gives the authorization during a call estimated to occur between about 10:00 and 10:15 (see (Between 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [9/11 Commission, 7/24/2004, pp. 40] Similarly, according to journalists Bob Woodward and Bill Sammon, Bush gives it in a call with Cheney soon after 9:56, when Air Force One takes off (see (Shortly After 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [Sammon, 2002, pp. 102; Woodward, 2002, pp. 17-18; Washington Post, 1/27/2002] Counterterrorism “tsar” Richard Clarke says it is given even earlier. He states that, at some point between about 9:38 and 9:56, he is instructed to tell the Pentagon it has authorization from the president to shoot down hostile aircraft (see (9:38 a.m.) September 11, 2001 and (Between 9:45 a.m. and 9:56 a.m.) September 11, 2001). [ABC News, 11/29/2003; Clarke, 2004, pp. 8]
    Entity Tags: George W. Bush, Karl Rove, Richard (“Dick”) Cheney, Ari Fleischer
    Timeline Tags: 9/11

  35. Sentinel

    Subject: Fireman Paul Isaac: The Y2K- KeySpan- Maspeth-Twin Gas files

    …speaking of pre-9/11 terror exercises connected with the “Guiliani gang”, i might have something else: Some months ago, Aux LT Fireman Paul Isaac Jr (correct name) made already some news at PrisonPlanet.
    Isaac “was stationed at Engine 10″, across the street from the World Trade Center in 1998 and 99; Engine 10 was entirely wiped out in the destruction of the towers.

    Isaac came forward and said, that “many other firemen know there were bombs in the buildings, but they’re afraid for their jobs to admit it because the ‘higher-ups’ forbid discussion of this fact.”

    I picked up the same story on my blog and helped him to find out, if there was possibly an additional gag order by ex-CIA James R Woolsey, but besides hearsay we couldn’t find any new evidence on that point.

    Isaac didn’t give up to dig more on 9/11.
    Meanwhile sick from the air of 9/11, his dedication to 9/11 research became extremely high.

    Isaac confidentially contacted me last week again and after i first denied,
    i promised to help a bit, basically for technical reasons and proper promotion of his research.

    Paul has no proper computer equipment at home.

    Following is now a collection of ‘documents’, which Isaac sees in a logical connection.

    I helped him to scan some stuff and locate original details.

    I would like to forward these files into this group to analyse what he has.

    I promised Isaac, that someone might help him to co-write an article.

    I also recommended not to focus on one particular document only, because it could be easily oversensationalized and distract from the other stuff he has “letsroll.org-effect”.

    Here are the files:

    To make it more personally, we scanned an older photo of Paul Isaac:

    The files:

    File 1:
    The following picture is a scan of the brochure of the 2000 Y2K “Y2K readiness disclosures”.

    On this brochure you see the names of some involved responsible spokespersons, among them Jerome Hauer (OEM, WTC 7 etc…)

    One of the main organizations, who also had been involved,
    was KeySpan, formerly Brooklyn Union Gas, as mentioned within this brochure on Page 3, as i recall.
    I found a confirmation of their “involvement” also here:

    http://web.archive.org/web/19990221102818/http://www.marketspancorp.com/about/y2k.htm

    KeySpan Energy’s Year 2000 Program,
    Year 2000 Readiness Disclosures

    Isaac pointed on the cover of this brochure and asked for confirmations of sun/shadow experts.
    He thinks, that the shadow which you see in the middle of the North Tower is an artificial constructed shadow from the Woolworth Building, possibly forced by a backlight projection.

    Isaac might explain this better and i would like to forward his personal notes ASAP.

    He thinks, that this could imply a symbolical “announcement” of the “attack” on the North Tower 9 months later, but possibly also could have been a test drive for a positioning of the bomb system.

    I replied, that critics could downplay this as a photoshopped “dramatization” without any further reason.
    Therefore he also suggested to add more files…

    File 2:

    A collection of WTC-postcards to make the point, that this shadow on the North Tower (as seen on the brochure -and not manipulated from us) was impossible.
    (Jean, our photographer in this group, might add now more clues)

    Because i was more interested in another angle of an article, he had in this collection, we also scanned the following picture:

    File 3:

    Here you see the Twin Towers and a little bit far away, two twin gas storage tanks.

    The story becomes now more interesting.

    These two twin gas storage tanks had been destroyed, in a controlled demolition, by KeySpan (formerly Brooklyn Union Gas), on July 15, 2001 – 7:02 am, on Maspeth Avenue in Queens, New York.

    July 18, 2001

    Isaac believes, that this controlled demolition was a test drive for the Twin Towers, because of similar “procedure”, effects, association AND nearby location.

    Here is one article about this event:

    http://www.qgazette.com/news/2001/0718/Front_Page/007.html

    The Tanks Came Tumbling Down
    July 18, 2001

    “…KeySpan uses mechanized scissor-like devices to cut up the steel skin of the tanks, rather than torches, to avoid vaporizing the lead paint. In addition, KeySpan also laid down a special fabric cover to shield nearby buildings and vacuumed streets after the implosion…

    …The twin gas storage tanks on Maspeth Avenue that hovered over Greenpoint and neighboring Queens for more than 50 years collapsed in a cloud of dust early Sunday morning after KeySpan Energy imploded the long unused structures…”

    Possibly unsurprisingly for us (and maybe known for some), Keyspan destroyed these Gas storage tanks together with Controlled Demolition, Inc. !!

    http://www.phillyblast.com/benthere.htm

    Structures: Keyspan Gas Holder No. 1 and Holder No. 2
    (formerly known as the Maspeth Holders)
    City: Brooklyn, NY (Greenpoint area)
    Location: Maspeth Ave. between Morgan Ave. and Vandervooft Ave.
    Date & Time: July 15, 2001 – 7:02 am
    Implosion Contractor: Controlled Demolition, Inc.
    General Contractor: Mercer Wrecking
    Height: Almost 400 feet tall each
    Explosives: 750 lbs. of shaped charges (375 per holder) and 25 lbs. conventional charges (12.5 per holder)

    These are all current Isaac files, i can provide.

    He might add more notes from other articles, but i thought, that’s already enough to build a story.

    I promised Isaac to send him all the links, once i’m finished uploading and sending him the first responses of our members of 9/11 Science and Justice Alliance.

    I think, an interesting article is possible.

    If there is enough response, i would post his email address.
    I cannot speak of the significance of his collection, but i think, he found some interesting stuff and it depends on how one write this.

    nico

    APPENDIX:

    http://www.keyspanenergy.com/corpinfo/about/index_all.jsp

    KeySpan Corporation was formed in May 1998 as a result of the merger of KeySpan Energy Corporation, the parent company of Brooklyn Union Gas, and certain businesses of the Long Island Lighting Company.

    On November 8, 2000, KeySpan acquired Eastern Enterprises, a Massachusetts business trust, and the parent of several gas utilities operating in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

    http://www.keyspanenergy.com/corpinfo/about/leaders_all.jsp

    Corporate Leaders

    Robert B. Catell
    serves on JPMorgan/Chase’s Metropolitan Advisory Board

    Gerald Luterman
    former Chief Financial Officer of Arrow Electronics (1996-1999).

    http://www.arrow.com/

    Luterman began his career with Booz-Allen & Hamilton
    (linked to PNAC member, ex-CIA James R. Woolsey)

  36. Sentinel

    Fireman Paul Isaac: The Y2K- KeySpan- Maspeth-Twin Gas files

    …speaking of pre-9/11 terror exercises connected with the “Guiliani gang”, i might have something else: Some months ago, Aux LT Fireman Paul Isaac Jr (correct name) made already some news at PrisonPlanet.
    Isaac “was stationed at Engine 10″, across the street from the World Trade Center in 1998 and 99; Engine 10 was entirely wiped out in the destruction of the towers.

    Isaac came forward and said, that “many other firemen know there were bombs in the buildings, but they’re afraid for their jobs to admit it because the ‘higher-ups’ forbid discussion of this fact.”

    I picked up the same story on my blog and helped him to find out, if there was possibly an additional gag order by ex-CIA James R Woolsey, but besides hearsay we couldn’t find any new evidence on that point.

    Isaac didn’t give up to dig more on 9/11.
    Meanwhile sick from the air of 9/11, his dedication to 9/11 research became extremely high.

    Isaac confidentially contacted me last week again and after i first denied,
    i promised to help a bit, basically for technical reasons and proper promotion of his research.

    Paul has no proper computer equipment at home.

    Following is now a collection of ‘documents’, which Isaac sees in a logical connection.

    I helped him to scan some stuff and locate original details.

    I would like to forward these files into this group to analyse what he has.

    I promised Isaac, that someone might help him to co-write an article.

    I also recommended not to focus on one particular document only, because it could be easily oversensationalized and distract from the other stuff he has “letsroll.org-effect”.

    Here are the files:

    To make it more personally, we scanned an older photo of Paul Isaac:

    The files:

    File 1:
    The following picture is a scan of the brochure of the 2000 Y2K “Y2K readiness disclosures”.

    On this brochure you see the names of some involved responsible spokespersons, among them Jerome Hauer (OEM, WTC 7 etc…)

    One of the main organizations, who also had been involved,
    was KeySpan, formerly Brooklyn Union Gas, as mentioned within this brochure on Page 3, as i recall.
    I found a confirmation of their “involvement” also here:

    http://web.archive.org/web/19990221102818/http://www.marketspancorp.com/about/y2k.htm

    KeySpan Energy’s Year 2000 Program,
    Year 2000 Readiness Disclosures

    Isaac pointed on the cover of this brochure and asked for confirmations of sun/shadow experts.
    He thinks, that the shadow which you see in the middle of the North Tower is an artificial constructed shadow from the Woolworth Building, possibly forced by a backlight projection.

    Isaac might explain this better and i would like to forward his personal notes ASAP.

    He thinks, that this could imply a symbolical “announcement” of the “attack” on the North Tower 9 months later, but possibly also could have been a test drive for a positioning of the bomb system.

    I replied, that critics could downplay this as a photoshopped “dramatization” without any further reason.
    Therefore he also suggested to add more files…

    File 2:

    A collection of WTC-postcards to make the point, that this shadow on the North Tower (as seen on the brochure -and not manipulated from us) was impossible.
    (Jean, our photographer in this group, might add now more clues)

    Because i was more interested in another angle of an article, he had in this collection, we also scanned the following picture:

    File 3:

    Here you see the Twin Towers and a little bit far away, two twin gas storage tanks.

    The story becomes now more interesting.

    These two twin gas storage tanks had been destroyed, in a controlled demolition, by KeySpan (formerly Brooklyn Union Gas), on July 15, 2001 – 7:02 am, on Maspeth Avenue in Queens, New York.

    July 18, 2001

    Isaac believes, that this controlled demolition was a test drive for the Twin Towers, because of similar “procedure”, effects, association AND nearby location.

    Here is one article about this event:

    http://www.qgazette.com/news/2001/0718/Front_Page/007.html

    The Tanks Came Tumbling Down
    July 18, 2001

    “…KeySpan uses mechanized scissor-like devices to cut up the steel skin of the tanks, rather than torches, to avoid vaporizing the lead paint. In addition, KeySpan also laid down a special fabric cover to shield nearby buildings and vacuumed streets after the implosion…

    …The twin gas storage tanks on Maspeth Avenue that hovered over Greenpoint and neighboring Queens for more than 50 years collapsed in a cloud of dust early Sunday morning after KeySpan Energy imploded the long unused structures…”

    Possibly unsurprisingly for us (and maybe known for some), Keyspan destroyed these Gas storage tanks together with Controlled Demolition, Inc. !!

    http://www.phillyblast.com/benthere.htm

    Structures: Keyspan Gas Holder No. 1 and Holder No. 2
    (formerly known as the Maspeth Holders)
    City: Brooklyn, NY (Greenpoint area)
    Location: Maspeth Ave. between Morgan Ave. and Vandervooft Ave.
    Date & Time: July 15, 2001 – 7:02 am
    Implosion Contractor: Controlled Demolition, Inc.
    General Contractor: Mercer Wrecking
    Height: Almost 400 feet tall each
    Explosives: 750 lbs. of shaped charges (375 per holder) and 25 lbs. conventional charges (12.5 per holder)

    These are all current Isaac files, i can provide.

    He might add more notes from other articles, but i thought, that’s already enough to build a story.

    I promised Isaac to send him all the links, once i’m finished uploading and sending him the first responses of our members of 9/11 Science and Justice Alliance.

    I think, an interesting article is possible.

    If there is enough response, i would post his email address.
    I cannot speak of the significance of his collection, but i think, he found some interesting stuff and it depends on how one write this.

    nico

    APPENDIX:

    http://www.keyspanenergy.com/corpinfo/about/index_all.jsp

    KeySpan Corporation was formed in May 1998 as a result of the merger of KeySpan Energy Corporation, the parent company of Brooklyn Union Gas, and certain businesses of the Long Island Lighting Company.

    On November 8, 2000, KeySpan acquired Eastern Enterprises, a Massachusetts business trust, and the parent of several gas utilities operating in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

    http://www.keyspanenergy.com/corpinfo/about/leaders_all.jsp

    Corporate Leaders

    Robert B. Catell
    serves on JPMorgan/Chase’s Metropolitan Advisory Board

    Gerald Luterman
    former Chief Financial Officer of Arrow Electronics (1996-1999).

    http://www.arrow.com/

    Luterman began his career with Booz-Allen & Hamilton
    (linked to PNAC member, ex-CIA James R. Woolsey)

  37. Sentinel

    On the road again
    Fri Oct 21, 2005

    Ok, I’m going to let the cat out of the bag.
    I’m leaving for NYC in a couple hours to interveiw none other than paul isaac jr.
    he want to clear the air about a couple things,on the record,and give us somne things off the record. But i’d like to speak ahead of time for him and say that this articvle right here?
    “I know 911 was an inside job, the police know its an inside job, and the firemen know it too” Yeah total bullshit !!!

    He never said anything of the sort. I’ve got three different videos of paul having it out with lisa and nothing close to that is ever said. Somebodys stretching the truth and I don’t think its paul. Couple that with the complete lack of compliance on the part of chris petherick of AFP who refuses paul request to remove wingtvs article and every other website on the inter which is touting that article as gospel and you can say that pauls a little upset.

    RIGHTFULL SO. I just wanted to vent a little because wingtv hasn”t been on the movements goodside for some time now and this incident further throws their character into question.

    Dylan Avery

  38. The truth concerning the 911 incident is yet to be seen. What has been open to the eye up to this date, is just a faint shadow of the truth. Despite group effort, not even the scratching of the surface has yet begun. Even if you were standing before the twin towers looking upward at what seemed like all hell braking lose, once again you were only looking at a faint shadow of the truth.

    Why such a mysterious event as the 911 incident ? What is its purpose?

    The plan at hand required the permanent burial of certain truths. To ensure that such a plan follows through successfully, complex, radical, absurd, improbable, and insane like events, must all take place. This then ensures a creation of multiple conflicting stories. Each story is flawed and has many dead ends, thus each story does not lead to the truth.

    The entirety of it all must take place when mankind is still heavily dependent upon beliefs. Life must be structured in a manner such that people still do well on a day by day basis, even though they are still heavily dependent upon beliefs. Thus it is a time when people are quite happy with their beliefs ( and disbeliefs ), that they constantly use on a daily basis.

    Beliefs are only required if one is at a distance from the truth itself. Thus if located at a distance from truth, one is positioned within a zone of ” Less than Truth “.

    If in general one is happy with ones beliefs ( and disbeliefs ), then one is happy with ” Less than Truth “. Thus if a truth of grand scale is presented to a believer, it is immediately rejected by the believer, since this truth surpasses the boundaries of the zone of ” Less than Truth “, Thus as I stated ” The entirety of it all must take place when mankind is still heavily dependent upon beliefs.” and has therefore grown used to placing beliefs far ahead of truths.

    Now let us bring Religion into the picture. Who wishes to bury truths, and why?

    Well look at it this way, if you destroy the truths which hold our reality together as one, you can create two new realities. One is better than the original, and the other is worse. Since the destruction of certain truths places lies and deceit as the majority, the evil side becomes the leader. As these two new realities fly further and further apart, their difference grow bigger. One becomes a Paradise, the other a Hell. Since Evil won, the good folk end down in a Hell, and the bad folk end up in a Heavenly Paradise.

    All of this splitting of reality has a central starting point which is also where certain truths must become buried. To add to the burial of truths, the events that take place at this starting point will seem to be bizarre indeed, for at the moment that the splitting occurs, the laws of physics as we see them, will momentarily be broken.

    It is at this time when someone from the good side, rather than the evil side, must be appointed the job of holding the truth together by pulling it back together following the splitting incident. At the moment of the splitting, all of those who sided with Satan were identified. This became known as judgment day. It involved not only those on earth, but also the souls on the other side as they too participated in this enormously huge event.

    On the grand scale of things, Satan’s plan includes the ALL of reality, thus there is only room for the event itself. If the event failed however, it can then be replaced by a mere representation of the event instead.

    For instance, if there were two towering figures such as God and Jesus Christ at war with one character known as Satan, and the two towering figures won the battle and thus still stand tall, then their once possible defeat would now be replaced with some kind of destruction of two towers of some kind instead.

    If the Satan character was mortally wounded, then the once possible wound followed by a healing would now be replaced by a mere representation instead. Often the Satan character is related to the Pentacle shape, thus there would be some Pentacle shaped object that would be damaged, and then repaired.

    While dying, Satan at best tries to destroy divinity. Divinity is often represented by number 7. Building # 7 ring a bell. You figure the rest out.

    If you are interested, you can find information the identity of a fellow who was dead for 2 1/2 days while in the process of pulling the truth back together. This occurred due to the severity of what he had to endure.

    http://www.outersecrets.com/real/biblecode2.htm

    The location of the New Jerusalem has also been identified.

    http://www.outersecrets.com/real/biblecode_shroud_turin.htm

    Hard to believe? John 8:45. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

  39. Sentinel

    Message for (TX Tiger):

    I noticed your response on the other site. I’ve tried to get Information pushed forward but, it seems theres alot a controlled element with the Movement. I have alot of direct evidence showing suspicious activity (Film recording) I first had a showing at NY911Truth with actual proof of incindiaries and civilians statinf there were explosions. I even had the firefighter “Theres a Bomb in the Building Get out” footage which actually had nothing to do with the towers because this was at the school at Chambers and West st. and it actually had to do with suspicious devices being left at the scholl after the towers collapse.

    You can reach me direct at NYCcrashcrew@yahoo.com.

    Thank you.

    Paul (Sentinel)

  40. Sentinel

    The Following testimony is from Dennis Smith (FDNY Ret). Author of Report from Engine Company 82. Honorary Chief FDNY (Lots of time on) This is a desciption of WTC7 from the about the time after the second (T2) Collapse. He is now on Vessey and West st pulling 6 and Half inch hose from FireBoat Harvey. He describes the following: “I learn then that the Chief has been clearing the area in anticipation of the collapse of the forty-seven stories of WTC7. Suddenly, several hundred firefighters are milling about, and when the order is given we all are moved back another few hundred feet from the corner of vessey and West. We jus mingle there, talking quietly, I meet a police captain, and ask if he has seen joe dunne, the first deputy Commisioner. The captain shakes his head and say, “It’s not Good, what I hear.” Page 175 Report From Ground Zero (Dennis Smith) ” All of a sudden the forty seven story building before us begions to shake. “Its Comming down,” someone yells, and everyone gets poised to run in the oposite direction, I head to the with a small group into the bagelshop at the uptown side of the street, but I am watching the building as it begins to crumble, It falls almost as if in slow motion, sinking straight down, and then leans to the south, leaving most of its rubble against the north wall of building 6.” “I wait for the dark cloud of concrte dust to come hurtling towards us, but it rolls in the other direction, towards the northeast” Page 176 Reorpt from Ground Zero (Dennis Smith)

    Withes 7 WTC down, the army of construction workers, police officersw, EMTs, and firefighters begins to work. People who have never met begin working side by side as if they have practiced for months.Page 177 Report from Ground Zero (Dennis Smith)

    “KeySpan uses mechanized scissor-like devices to cut up the steel skin of the tanks, rather than torches, to avoid vaporizing the lead paint. In addition, KeySpan also laid down a special fabric cover to shield nearby buildings and vacuumed streets after the implosion”

    The Queens Gazette
    The Tanks Came Tumbling Down
    July 18, 2001

  41. Sentinel

    Tiger Ted

    LSU Fan
    Member since Mar 2009
    216 posts
    Online

    re: Beverly Eckert, plane crash victim, 9/11 widow, SILENCED! (Posted on 3/13/09 at 7:12 p.m. to BlackHelicopterPilot)

    ——————————————————————————–

    quote:

    ——————————————————————————–
    No. I am not interested in what TYPE of nut one is. I am willing to bundle all nuts in the same basket.

    Any sane person knows what is a deviation from the “norm” of Islamic terrorists taking over planes, etc.

    I am not interested in getting the list compiled by the insane.

    I should have modified my request.

    Therefore, Can one of the SANE posters compile a list of the Poli-Board posters that believe 9/11 conspiracy drivel?

    That would be helpful.

    Thanks
    ——————————————————————————–

    I told you TX Tiger! Sentinel! There is one of them now, here to get a list of all the people that need to be whacked!

    This post was edited on 3/13 at 7:13 p.m.

  42. Sentinel (Dark Winter)

    Operation Dark Winter
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Operation Dark Winter was the code name for a senior-level bio-terrorist attack simulation conducted on June 22-23, 2001.[1][2][3] It was designed to carry out a mock version of a covert and widespread smallpox attack on the United States. Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies (CCBS) / Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Randy Larsen and Mark DeMier of Analytic Services were the principal designers, authors, and controllers of the Dark Winter project.

    Dark Winter was focused on evaluating the inadequacies of a national emergency response during the use of a biological weapon against the American populace. The exercise was solely intended to establish preventive measures and response strategies by increasing governmental and public awareness on the magnitude and potential of such a threat posed by biological weapons.

    Dark Winter’s simulated scenario involved a localized smallpox attack on Oklahoma City. The simulation was then designed to spiral out of control. This would create a contingency in which the National Security Council struggles to determine both the origin of the attack as well as deal with containing the spreading virus. By not being able to keep pace with the disease’s rate of spread, a new catastrophic contingency emerges in which massive civilian casualties would overwhelm America’s emergency response capabilities.

    The disastrous contingencies that would result in the massive loss of civilian life were used to exploit the weaknesses of the U.S. health care infrastructure and its inability to handle such a threat. The contingencies were also meant to address the widespread panic that would emerge and of which would result in mass social breakdown and mob violence. Exploits would also include the many difficulties that the media would face when providing American citizens with the necessary information regarding safety procedures.

    [edit] Key participants
    President The Hon. Sam Nunn
    National Security Advisor The Hon. David Gergen
    Director of Central Intelligence The Hon. R. James Woolsey
    Secretary of Defense The Hon. John White
    Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Tilelli (USA, Ret.)
    Secretary of Health & Human Services The Hon. Margaret Hamburg
    Secretary of State The Hon. Frank Wisner
    Attorney General The Hon. George Terwilliger
    Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency Mr. Jerome Hauer
    Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation The Hon. William Sessions
    Governor of Oklahoma The Hon. Frank Keating
    Press Secretary, Gov. Frank Keating (OK) Mr. Dan Mahoney
    Correspondent, NBC News Mr. Jim Miklaszewski
    Pentagon Producer, CBS News Ms. Mary Walsh
    Reporter, British Broadcasting Corporation Ms. Sian Edwards
    Reporter, The New York Times Ms. Judith Miller (journalist)
    Reporter, Freelance Mr. Lester Reingold

    [edit] References
    ^ O’Leary, N. P. M. (2005). “Bio-terrorism or Avian Influenza: California, The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, and Protecting Civil Liberties During a Public Health Emergency”. California Western Law Review (California Western School of Law) 42 (2): 249-286. ISSN 0008-1639.
    ^ Chauhan, Sharad S. (2004). Biological Weapons. APH Publishing. pp. 280–282. ISBN 9788176487320.
    ^ Kunstler, James Howard (2006). The Long Emergency. Grove Press. pp. 175–178. ISBN 9780802142498.

    [edit] External links
    Dark Winter – Terrorism Information Center
    Operation Dark Winter
    Journal/Issues/Dark Winter PDF
    Dark Winter Research
    Local Response to a National Threat
    Preventing “Dark Winter”
    CNN: Dark Winter and lack of USA Preparedness
    Dark Winter Teaches Bioterror Lessons
    Dark Winter at SourceWatch
    [hide]v • d • eUnited States biological weapons program

    Weaponized agents Anthrax · Botulism · Brucellosis · Q fever · Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B · Rice blast · Tularemia · VEE · Wheat stem rust

    Researched agents AHF · BHF · Bird flu · CHIKV · Dengue fever · EEE · Glanders · Hantavirus · Lassa fever · Melioidosis · Newcastle disease · Plague · Potato blight · Psittacosis · Ricin · RVF · Rinderpest · Smallpox · Typhus · WEE · Yellow fever

    Weapons E120 bomblet · E133 cluster bomb · E14 munition · E23 munition · E48 particulate bomb · E61 bomb · E77 balloon bomb · E86 cluster bomb · E96 cluster bomb · Flettner rotor bomblet · M114 bomb · M115 bomb · M143 bomblet · M33 cluster bomb

    Operations and testing Edgewood Arsenal experiments · Operation Big Buzz · Operation Big Itch · Operation Dark Winter · Operation Dew · Operation Drop Kick · Operation LAC · Operation May Day · Operation Polka Dot · Operation Whitecoat · Project 112 · Project Bacchus · Project Clear Vision · Project Jefferson

    Facilities U.S. Army Biological Warfare Labs · Building 101 · Building 257 · Building 470 · Deseret Test Center · Dugway Proving Ground · Edgewood Arsenal · Fort Detrick · Fort Douglas · Fort Terry · Granite Peak Installation · Horn Island Testing Station · One-Million-Liter Test Sphere · Pine Bluff Arsenal · Rocky Mountain Arsenal · Vigo Ordnance Plant

    Related topics Biological agent · Biological warfare · Entomological warfare · List of topics · U.S. bio-weapons ban

    Retrieved from “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dark_Winter”
    Categories: Biological warfare

  43. Sentinel (getting closer to the truth)

    “The Port Authority closed the 1990s with a stream of press releases announcing the rental of unimaginable huges quantities of Trade Center office space to “Cutting Esge” firms like Sun Microsystems. Yet around the complex A MILLION SQAURE FEET STOOD EMPTY, and the building originaly intended as great catalizing chambers of world trade were by degrees, transforming into a kind of DISJUNTIVE REALESTATE LAYER-CAKE. One story above the carpeted,wood- paneled offices of a Japanese securities firm, A GROUP OF ARTIST FILLED BARE WALL WITH BOLDLY COLLORED IMAGES AND HUNG SCULPURES FROM THE EXPOSED CEILING GIRDERS OF VAST ECHOING CAVERNS. As part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council program that TURN SOME OF THE VACANT SPACE IN THE TOWER OVER TO ARTIST RENT FREE, 40.000 SQUARE FEET OF CONCRETE FLOOR lay painted and strewn with the Raw materials of creative urge that has never been easily reconciled with the imperatives of a bottom line. Under such conditions, one could begin to read in the Trade Center symptoms of an internal fragmentation quite at odds with the image of a thriving, Class-A lower Manhattan Office Complex.”Pages 191-192Divided We StandEric Darton (1999)

    (posted By Paul Isaac )

  44. Sentinel (getting closer to the truth)

    “The Downtown Lower Manhattan Association and Department of City Planning, in their joint 1993 Plan for Lower Manhattan, proposed RADICALLY CULLING THE HERD OF OLDER BUILDINGS. The suggestion of even broader plazas, in place of OBSOLETE SKYSCRAPPERS, put a positive spin on an OFF-THE RECORD OBSERVATION BY THE DLMA spokesman that in order to stabilize property values, SEVERAL DOZEN DOWNTOWN OFFICE BUILDINGS WOULD SIMPLY HAVE TO BE RAZED.”Page 206Divided We StandEric Darton(1999)

  45. Paul Isaac (Sentinel)

    Did Rudy say something wrong? “… the reason Pier 92 was selected as a command center was because on the next day, on September 12, Pier 92 was going to have a drill, it had hundreds of people here, from FEMA, from the Federal Government, from the State, from the State Emergency Management Office, and they were getting ready for a drill for biochemical attack. So that was gonna be the place they were going to have the drill. The equipment was already there, so we were able to establish a command center there, within three days, that was two and a half to three times bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center. And it was from there that the rest of the search and rescue effort was completed.” Major questions exist as to why FEMA would deny being in New York City prior to 9/11 without mentioning the 9/12 bioterror drill. These questions must now be addressed as the initial suspicions of those who learned of the Tom Kenney statement have been clearly validated. The coincidental presence of a large FEMA team in NYC at the location, Pier 92, which became the Command Center for the entire emergency operation is disturbing. An alert press and a legitimate 9-11 Commission should have raised this issue long ago. [Scoop] Kenney: “We’re currently one of the first teams that was deployed to support the city of New York for this disaster. We arrived on late Monday night, and went into action on Tuesday morning. And not until today did we get a full opportunity to work the entire site.” “On the third night we had a guy arrested who followed ONE OF THE Urban Search and rescue Tweams. He had an orange jump suit on with a backpack, and he was wearing a helmet that said Rescue across the back. He had a book of some kind and followed one team and broke off from them after they were. He did a little shopping in the stores down on the concourse. Someone else tried to accompany ANOTHER USAR team down, but it leader was a pretty sharp guy from MASSACHUSETTS (Tom Kennedy). “This guy is not one of ours,” he said.” You may want to check him out,” We called one of our cops over and found a ton of watches and cell phones in his backpack. They arrested him”
    Page 164
    FDNY Assistant Chief of Department
    Harry Meyers
    Report from Ground Zero
    (Dennis Smith)

    “We got there TWENTY MINUTES after the towers came down and Parked on the other side of City Hall. Someone brings us an ESU officer who was wandering. We put him our truck for accountability purposes. Behind his eyes you could see he was really shaken up> he would just look at you. We said, “you’re all right. Your with us now.”
    All he answered is “They came down.” I said, “I Know they came down.” We staged by the Woolworth Building and get a roster of who is missing and who is not. We then go to stuyvesant High School and from there to ground zero, where we see what kind of equipment we can salvage. FEMA WAS ACTIVATED, AND THEY SHOWED UP WITH EQUIPMENT THAT HAD TO BE STACKED.”
    NYPD Police Officer Anita Rosato
    Emergency Services Unit, Truck 10
    Page 126 Report from Ground Zero
    (Dennis Smith FDNY Ret)

    Day 2 September 12: “Later as it begins to get dark…” “I see the first squad of Urban Search and Rescue Teams pass by and I know they are specially prepared, equipped, and paid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”Page 198 Report From Ground Zero (Dennis Smith) “Some of them HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED, for I saw the group from Seattle and another from Texas, all in very identifiable dark blue coveralls, with the initials USAR in large letters across their backs. Each team includes about fifty men and womenn specially trained in rescue work.”Page203 Report From Ground Zero (Dennis Smith)

    Paul Isaac (Sentinel)

  46. Sentinel

    Did Rudy say something wrong? “… the reason Pier 92 was selected as a command center was because on the next day, on September 12, Pier 92 was going to have a drill, it had hundreds of people here, from FEMA, from the Federal Government, from the State, from the State Emergency Management Office, and they were getting ready for a drill for biochemical attack. So that was gonna be the place they were going to have the drill. The equipment was already there, so we were able to establish a command center there, within three days, that was two and a half to three times bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center. And it was from there that the rest of the search and rescue effort was completed.” Major questions exist as to why FEMA would deny being in New York City prior to 9/11 without mentioning the 9/12 bioterror drill. These questions must now be addressed as the initial suspicions of those who learned of the Tom Kenney statement have been clearly validated. The coincidental presence of a large FEMA team in NYC at the location, Pier 92, which became the Command Center for the entire emergency operation is disturbing. An alert press and a legitimate 9-11 Commission should have raised this issue long ago. [Scoop] Intel sources allege controlled demolition of the WTC was a U.S. DOJ “war games” exercise involving FEMA and run by former NYC Police Chief Bernard Kerik at Pier 29.
    Submitted by fedup 2006-02-05 10:47:15
    according to intelligence sources who asked not to be named until subpoenas and testimony commence. When Thomas Ridge resigned, the alleged 9-11 terrorist Kerik, SIDEKICK OF RUDY GIULIANI, was in line to become Secretary of Homeland Security after the passage of the U.S. Patriot Act; however, his appointment was derailed by Congress due to multiple irregularities and improprieties; Kerik was never subpoenaed for interrogation about these allegations involving Defense Department operations on 9-11 called “Code Angel” / Tripod II.

    2. TARGETED PAPERWORK/PERSONNEL DESTROYED AT THE PENTAGON: moreover, ONI officials themselves– ***some of whom WERE PROBING the fraudulent 10-year debt instruments allegedly held by Cantor-Fitzgerald in the doomed North Tower***–also perished along with the investigation files, all of which were curiously in the path of the 9.11 Pentagon impact. Colonel Hermann had offices in the Northwest corner of the Pentagon and he worked with David Rose of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s office for the Queen of England. She said that Keith Johnson, the Queen’s signatory at Wachovia Bank, told her about the Office of Naval Intelligence being hit at the Pentagon on September 11–that there had been an ongoing investigation of money laundering in that Pentagon office.

    “For months, we had in place an exercise in which we’d drill on our responseto a bio/chem attack, specifically practicing for the distribution of medication. The planned date: Wednesday, september 12. We had stored much of the materials for THAT DRILL at pier 92. Pier 92 offered 125.000 square feet of open space and easy transportation to and from Ground Zero by way of boat and the Westside Highway. Moreover, Because IT WAS ALREADY IN USE BY THE MILITARY, the points of access were relatively easy to guard. Richie told me he’d pulled his OEM guys to start setting up pier 92 as a command center. My most optimistic expectation would have been that even a rudimentary replacement for the felled center at 7 world trade would be seven to ten days. By saturday morning, we held our fist meeting.”
    Page 355Leadership-Rudolph W Giuliani Kenney: “We’re currently one of the first teams that was deployed to support the city of New York for THIS DISASTER. We arrived on late Monday night, and went into action on Tuesday morning. And not until today did we get a full opportunity to work the entire site.” (Tom Kenny MASS- FEMA/USAR) Sept 13, 2001 “Normally, the department would thorughly familiar with the FEMA programs,but the authorities on the national Urabn Search and Rescue programs–Chief Ray Downey, Commissioner Feehan, and Chief Donal Burns– are all missing.” (Author) Page 202 Report From Ground Zero (Dennis Smith) “On the third night we had a guy arrested who followed ONE OF THE Urban Search and Rescue Teams. He had an orange jump suit on with a backpack, and he was wearing a helmet that said Rescue across the back. He had a book of some kind and followed one team and broke off from them after they were. He did a little shopping in the stores down on the concourse. Someone else tried to accompany ANOTHER USAR team down, but it leader was a pretty sharp guy from MASSACHUSETTS (Tom Kenny). “This guy is not one of ours,” he said.” You may want to check him out,” We called one of our cops over and found a ton of watches and cell phones in his backpack. They arrested him”
    Page 164
    FDNY Assistant Chief of Department
    Harry Meyers
    Report from Ground Zero
    (Dennis Smith) “We got there TWENTY MINUTES after the towers came down and Parked on the other side of City Hall. Someone brings us an ESU officer who was wandering. We put him our truck for accountability purposes. Behind his eyes you could see he was really shaken up, he would just look at you. We said, “you’re all right. Your with us now.”
    All he answered is “They came down.” I said, “I Know they came down.” We staged by the Woolworth Building and get a roster of who is missing and who is not. We then go to stuyvesant High School and from there to ground zero, where we see what kind of equipment we can salvage. FEMA WAS ACTIVATED, AND THEY SHOWED UP WITH EQUIPMENT THAT HAD TO BE STACKED.”
    NYPD Police Officer Anita Rosato
    Emergency Services Unit, Truck 10
    Page 126 Report from Ground Zero
    (Dennis Smith FDNY Ret) Day 2 September 12: “Later as it begins to get dark…” “I see the first squad of Urban Search and Rescue Teams pass by and I know they are specially prepared, equipped, and paid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.” (Author)Page 198 Report From Ground Zero (Dennis Smith) “Some of them HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED, for I saw the group from Seattle and another from Texas, all in very identifiable dark blue coveralls, with the initials USAR in large letters across their backs. Each team includes about fifty men and womenn specially trained in rescue work.” (Author)Page203 Report From Ground Zero (Dennis Smith) Paul Isaac (Sentinel)

  47. Sentinel

    “When I got up to 23(Tower1) it was kind of quiet on the floor–very dark, I saw some firefighters moving around, but not any command post or chiefs. The hallway was full of debris where I was walking, debris about three feet high covering a whole section of the hallway. I was puzzled as to what it was, because I know the plan had hit way above.”
    FDNY Lieutenant Mickey Cross
    Engine 16
    Page 72 Report from Ground Zero
    Dennis Smith

    “Ten Minutes before the building collapse (North tower), Paddy Brown got on the department radio to say there were many seriously burned victims on the thirty six floor, Then he called “MAYDAY MAYDAY,’ Chief Haydon tried to raise him in return: “Paddy Brown, Paddy Brown!’ But no one ever heard from him again. It was reported later that somebody warned him: ” We gotta get out, Paddy.” Paddy Only Replied, “We gotta get these people out.”(Author Dennis Smith)Page 266Report From Ground Zero

  48. Sentinel (For Beverly GOD Bless)

    Black box reports no icing problems in deadly Buffalo crashPosted by Tara on March 25, 2009 at 2:03pm
    View Tara’s blog

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090325/ap_on_go_ot/plane_into_home

    Feds: Plane in Buffalo crash had stall warning

    WASHINGTON – Federal safety investigators said Wednesday the flight data recorder from last month’s air crash near Buffalo, N.Y., shows the plane’s stall warning system had activated before the accident and there was some ice accumulation, but no mechanical problems were found with the plane.

    The National Transportation Safety Board said the data “shows that some ice accumulation was likely present on the airplane prior to the initial upset event, but that the airplane continued to respond as expected to flight control inputs throughout the accident flight.”

    Continental Connection Flight 3407 was about five miles short of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, flying in icing conditions the night of Feb. 12 when the plane tumbled wildly out of control and plummeted onto a house. All 49 people aboard the plane and one man in the house died.

    A key question from the beginning of the board’s investigation has been whether the twin-engine turboprop plane experienced an aerodynamic stall caused by icing and the pilot’s reaction to the stall. Ice accumulation can change the shape of a plane’s wings, causing it to lose lift.

    Turboprops rely on deicing boots on the leading edge of the wings that inflate and deflate to break up ice. The decades-old technology isn’t as effective as the deicing systems on jetliners, which direct engine heat to the wings to melt ice.

    Former NTSB accident investigator Greg Phillips said it appears so far that the ice in the Buffalo crash “wasn’t anything the plane shouldn’t have been able to handle.”

    Investigators are continuing to examine the Dash 8-Q400 Bombardier’s deicing system and to probe the flight crew’s training, the statement said.

    The information from the data recorder doesn’t indicate any problem with “the airplane’s systems, but you still have to leave the possibility of the icing system operation open until those examinations are complete,” Phillips said in an interview.

    The board has scheduled a three day public hearing for May 12-14 on the crash. The hearing will cover a range of safety issues, including the icing effect on the airplane’s performance, cold weather operations, sterile cockpit rules, crew experience, fatigue management, and stall recovery training, the statement said.

    “The tragedy of flight 3407 is the deadliest transportation accident in the United States in more than seven years,” acting NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker said in the statement. “The circumstances of the crash have raised several issues that go well beyond the widely discussed matter of airframe icing, and we will explore these issues in our investigative fact-finding hearing.”
    Tags: 911families, buffalocrash, demolition, investigation

  49. Sentinel (Lest We Forget)

    360 post-9/11 workers have died, including 80 of cancer, says state
    BY JORDAN LITE
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

    Thursday, May 8th 2008, 4:00 AM

    M. Roberts for News
    Matthew Brophy, 6, wears his late dad’s NYPD hat to the memorial ceremony at 1 Police Plaza Wednesday.
    More than 360 workers who dealt with the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster have died, state health officials said Wednesday. Officials have determined the cause of death of 154 of the responders and volunteers who toiled at Ground Zero, the blocks nearby and at the Fresh Kills landfill, where debris from the site was taken. Of those, 80 died of cancer. “It’s the tip of the iceberg,” said David Worby, who is representing 10,000 workers – 600 with cancer – who say they got sick after working on rescue and recovery efforts. “These statistics bear out how toxic that site was,” Worby said. Most of the deadly tumors were in the lungs and digestive system, according to the tally from the state’s World Trade Center Responder Fatality Investigation Program. Other deaths were traced to blood cancers and heart and circulatory diseases. Five ex-workers committed suicide, said Kitty Gelberg, who is tracking the deaths for the program. Gelberg said she had not yet determined whether the number of cancer deaths was more or less than those typically occurring in men in their 20s to 50s who work as cops, firefighters or laborers – the majority of 9/11 workers. “We are not saying all of these deaths are World Trade Center-related,” Gelberg said. “Without the statistics, we are not making judgment.” She added that relatives of people who died of cancer may be likely to link their loved one’s death to their 9/11 work and add them to the database, despite other possible factors. But Gelberg said she is compiling the deaths from public sources, individuals and agencies and believes there is an overall undercount of workers who have died. The statistics cover Sept. 12, 2001, through yesterday. The city Health Department said it was “actively examining whether deaths have been elevated as a result of 9/11.” Last year, the head of Mount Sinai Medical Center’s monitoring and treatment program, Dr. Robin Herbert, predicted a “third wave” of 9/11-related deaths from cancer. “We know people were exposed to carcinogens. There was benzene, dioxin, asbestos,” said her colleague Dr. Philip Landrigan. “There’s reason to be concerned, so we’re engaged in watchful waiting. So far, there’s no excess.” Cathy Murray, whose husband, Fire Lt. John Murray, died of colon cancer April 30, “absolutely” connects his disease to his work at Ground Zero. He was diagnosed in June and was 52 when he died, she said. An FDNY spokesman couldn’t immediately say where or when Murray performed 9/11-related duty, but a department letter confirms that he spent at least 40 hours at World Trade Center-designated work sites. “He was perfectly healthy,” said Cathy Murray, 53, of Staten Island. “He never smoked a day in his life, and neither did I. It happened so quick and so aggressive. “He was responding at first, but then he wasn’t,” she added. “And now he’s gone.” jlite@nydailynews.com

  50. Sentinel

    Century X-66
    “The Chief of london by rule of America,The Island of Scotland shall be be tempered by frost,Kings an Priest shall have one,who is a false Antichrist.Who will put them altogether in discord”. British and American leaders united in a political venture, shall set up a dictator, who shall in the end betray both leaders and common people.

    Century X-49
    “Garden of the world, near the New City,In the way of the man-made mountains,Shall be siezed upon and plunged into a ferment,Being forced to drink sulphurous poisoned waters.” This startling prophecy of a catastrophic event at a pleasure resort not far from the great New City, predicts a tremendous tidal wave of poisoned waters that shall sweep in from the resort and overwhelm the man made like skyscrapers og the city. The complete prophecies of NostradamusTranslat ed, Edited and Interpreted By Henry C. RobertsCopyright 1947

    (Sentinel at Large)

  51. Paul Isaac (Sentinel)

    paul isaac (Sentinel) says: The following is an example of how first responders get ripped off by fake 911truth activist claming to be (press)
    This is definately a potential security threat being that (fake press passes) are made over the internet and and be made by anyone.
    —————————————————————–

    Activists Arrested For Asking Bloomberg A Question Plan Countersuit… anyone who can offer legal services to contact bri.wearechange@gmail.com . … Citizen Activist and (Journalist) Luke Rudowski. Reply. Paul Isaac (Sentinel) Says: …prisonplanet.com/ activists-arrested-for- asking-bloomberg-a-question… – 132k –
    Funny that when I asked this guy for assistance with my false arrest in 2007. His reply was “He didn’t do so good in court” And didn’t offer a shit of help.
    Les came once.
    This is the reason the Truth movement is dead. Because they would rather do show stunts than actually bring answers to the people.
    Now he wants help.
    Sentinel

    # Apr 15 09 2:45 pm Sentinel says:

    so whats it going to be Luke? Are you proposing by that pinn you wear that you’re in favor of shooting police officers or are going to do stunts like this video that you’re seen in here? I see from a former law enforcent source that you brought in $20.000 for first responders.. . How ?From who?Are you connected to the “Shylocks” offering the money?Do you know who Micheal Garcia is? Why does it look like the very same issue you had with Les Jamison NY911Truth ($6000)?Who by the way brought you in? P.S. This isn’t to be interpreted as a mark against the whole WEAREChange group because I know as a fact that there a real people with real concerns with the group when it comes tio issue above. Sentinel

  52. Paul Isaac (Sentinel)

    Day 17 September 28 2001

    “Standing next to ten&ten is sergeant Heaton of the Buffalo unit of the National Guard. He was activated from his job in a beer distributor, and his employer gave him one days pay. He is staying on a ship tied up on the Jersey side of the river, the USS Comfort, “It is inconvenient” , he admits. ” I have a wife and children, but I think of what evryone went through down here, and I will never complain.” “The Sergeant tells me that he personally stopped AN ARAB man on the site, taking photgraphs, and found that he was carrying THREE PIECES OF FALSE IDENTIFICATION AND TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH, All of wich he confiscated. The man bolted, but was later found fifteen minutes later with yet another camera, taking more pictures.”(Author)Page 254Report From Ground Zero

    Sentinel

  53. Paul Isaac (sentinel)

    Message:

    To everyone looking for truth and justice for 911:

    If the “movement” can’t police itself don’t expect
    any trust from people.

    Paul Isaac (sentinel)

  54. Paul Isaac (sentinel)

    God Bless

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