In deze editie behandelen we drie verdachte overlijdens in één keer. Op een of andere manier hebben ze alledrie een link met 9/11: Phillip Marshall die een boek schreef over de aanslage, Beverly Eckert, een weduwe van één van de slachtoffers, en John O'Neill, een gewezen FBI-agent die als veiligheidsagent verantwoordelijk voor de Twin Towers stierf toen de gebouwen instortten.
Phillip Marshall was een piloot in de burgerluchtvaart en deed ook "speciale missies" voor de overheid (blijkbaar was Barry Seal, ook al een verdacht overlijden, zijn opdrachtgever). Hij was ook een luchtvaartexpert m.b.t. de aanslagen van 11 september. Marshall schreef een tweetal boeken over die aanslagen waarin hij de Amerikaanse overheid ervan beschuldigde samen gewerkt te hebben met de Saudi's. Zijn belangrijkste boek was The Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror, de boeknotities hiervan volgen hieronder, zodat de lezer zelf kan uitmaken of hij een punt had. Marshall werd slachtoffer van de gebruikelijke lastercampagne in dit soort gevallen: hij werd ervan beschuldigd een complotdenker te zijn.
Marshall schoot volgens de officiële versie zichzelf dood nadat hij eerder al zijn eigen kinderen had vermoord alsook de hond. Nog tijdens het schrijven van zijn boek, liet Marshall echter verstaan dat zijn leven in het gevaar was, en dat ze hem wilden vermoorden. Moord of zelfmoord? Vraagteken.
Vooraleer over te gaan tot mijn notities van zijn boek is hier nog een film over zijn dood:
En hier is wat Marshall dacht over 9/11:
"Think about this. The official version about some ghost (Osama bin Laden) in some cave on the other side of the world defeating our entire military establishment on U.S. soil is absolutely preposterous.
We have dozens of FBI documents to prove that this flight training was conducted in California, Florida and Arizona in the 18 months leading up to the attack."
Tijd nu voor de notities:
- De keuze van de vliegtuigen was perfect:
The conspirators chose four perfect flights to hijack. All were scheduled to depart within minutes of each other from three east coast airports. All were among the first flights of the morning, and therefore among the least likely to be delayed. Because of unpredictable taxi times at these busy airports, it would be hard to know which plane would hit its target first. But if things went just right, they might have all hit within minutes if not seconds of each other. An area of great concern for the planners was that delays of any length would jeopardize the attack.
All four flights had very similar profiles and objectives. Each plane would be converted from a normal passenger flight to a heavily fueled, guided missile. The takeovers would be planned to transpire close to the targets, so hijackers could initiate a fairly manageable descent rate to the targets before military fighters could intercept. The planners chose their flights wisely. Transcontinental flights are heavily fueled and routes from the east to west coast provide predictable courses for plotting the takeover points. The hijackers were trained on one of the few “dual rating” combination aircraft: The Boeing Corporation purposely designed the 767 and 757 with nearly identical cockpits. Consequently, airlines like United consider training on the 757 as credit for training on the 767 and competency on the 767 converts to competency on the 757. The cockpits are so similar that airlines conduct six-week training courses for their pilots using the 757, and after a relatively short, two-day 767 “differences” course the pilot is also qualified on the heavier 767.
The 767 outweighs the 757 by over 100,000 pounds, making the 767 a better aircraft to destroy the larger World Trade Center towers. The two 767s held around 14,000 gallons at takeoff while the two 757s held around 12,000 gallons of Jet A fuel. The 757s were strategically better to hit targets like the Pentagon, which only stands 100 feet high. The smaller 757 has increased maneuverability compared to the wide-body 767s selected for the World Trade Center targets. Basically, the aircraft selection reveals an expert in aviation matters. On 9/11, the initial execution went according to plan. All four airplanes were fully fueled and loaded and pushed back from their gates on schedule. American 11 pushed back from the gate at Boston at 7:50 a.m. United 175 pushed back, also from Boston, at 7:59. United 93 pushed back from Newark at 8:01 and American 77 pushed back from Dulles Airport near Washington at 8:10.
At this point, the odds were excellent that all four planes would be airborne by 8:15 a.m., all would reach their windows for takeover by 8:40 and all would be burning inside of their targets within an hour after takeoff. By 9:11 a.m. on 9/11 Americans would be witnessing, via television screens around the nation, something that would look very much like Armageddon. What actually happened was horrific enough. But consider the impact of nearly simultaneous strikes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the destruction of the Capitol dome, which appears to have been the target assigned to United 93. This was the plan: Americans waking to fire and brimstone with the Capital Building and the Pentagon, as well as both World Trade Center towers in Manhattan all engulfed in flames. People would die horribly on live television. By the time the first images were broadcast, the attack would have been completely over.
- Het plan ging volgens Marshall ongeveer als volgt:
Had the plan gone as designed, the planners could expect a frantic but fruitless response from the U.S. defenses. By 9:11 on 9/11, Americans would be in a state of profound shock and real terror. The President of the United States would give a somber speech from an elementary school where he had been showing compassion for America’s students, reading an innocent story to 7-year-olds. It would be obvious that there hadn’t been a damn thing he could do after immediately launching waves of fighter jets from Cape Cod to Dover to Maryland to Hampton Roads only to find that the sneak attack was completed and nothing but smoke filled the skies. He would soon identify the evildoers and bravely send the American military into a new, justified era of retaliation.
- Maar het ging mis:
When the tactical plan is analyzed in aviation terms, it becomes clear that two of the four pilot/hijackers executed the tactical plan to perfection. It is also abundantly clear that two did not. They did not just fail by not managing to crash United 93 into the intended target; they failed to achieve one of the most important goals of the overall mission. They failed because it is the delays, the long duration of the four hijackings, which tends to expose the identity of the real conspirators—meaning not the nominal hijackers, but the mission planners and architects. The actions, or more accurately, the inaction, of key individuals within the Executive Branch before, during and after the attacks demonstrated, at best, an inexplicable incompetence. At worst, this was just one part of a plan to replace our democracy with a shadow government that was already taking shape.
- De vliegtuigen werden gevlogen met onvoorstelbare precisie (door onbekame piloten?):
As we study the data found in the black boxes, we see a story of precise navigation methods, of incredible coordination, of advanced maneuvering and hair-raising dives. The flight profiles revealed that a tailored operating procedure was used to fly directly to predetermined targets, followed by a series of advanced handflown maneuvers that included rapid descents, steep turns and coordinated roll outs.  We can see that strategic navigational frequencies were immediately set in, autopilots were used in non-standard methods, gear and flap warning horn alerts were disarmed, transponders were disabled. The hijackers were all taught identical nonstandard navigation procedures and knew exactly where to impact their targets to cause maximum damage. After synchronizing these recordings with FAA radar, ATC and cockpit transcripts, it becomes obvious that the hijackers had critical inside help from aviation and tactical experts. Someone had selected the perfect planes, and had drawn up a four-airliner coordinated tactical plan designed to defeat our domestic fighter jet coverage. The grand finale was the unchallenged penetration of protected airspace over the nation’s capital two hours into the air raid. High speed and low-level maneuvers training is evident when we see the extraordinary flight profiles and FAA radar recordings. For example, American 77, after navigating from 300 miles directly to a relatively small area, executed a difficult descending low-altitude 330-degree steep turn before it torpedoed the Pentagon just three feet off the ground at 540 miles per hour. As a twenty-year Boeing pilot and captain on the 757, I would be challenged to duplicate this performance without several practice flights.
In just four minutes and forty seconds, United 175 was taken from cruise mode over New Jersey at 31,000 feet into a hair-raising descent toward the Statue of Liberty before a level off at a thousand feet, screaming over Manhattan at a hundred knots over the redline airspeed and slamming the World Trade Center.  The hijackers flew at expert levels of airmanship on airliners that require a six-week training course – for experienced airline pilots – and did it single-pilot, without an experienced co-pilot, in a large cockpit designed for two professional aviators.
If I were tasked to execute a 9/11 type flying performance on an Airbus, it would require at least two weeks of intense flight instruction and a dozen practice flights to accomplish what those hijackers were able to do. And don’t give me flight manuals in French or French speaking instructors. I would need English speakers just like the hijackers needed Arabic speaking instructors. But the hijackers weren’t airline pilots. They would have to begin from scratch. After this examination, we see evidence that over a period of eighteen months, the hijackers were led to basic flight training, some simulator time and multiple practice runs in an actual Boeing 757.
Testimony gathered by FAA and FBI field agents from the hijackers’ flight instructors indicated that they were marginal single engine pilots at best.  The most cited reason for their slow progress was a language barrier between students and instructors. The hijackers all spoke Arabic but the training materials, flight manuals and all cockpit labeling are written in English. As English speakers, imagine trying to learn to fly a strange airplane using Arabic flight manuals and Arabic speaking instructors.
The small, single-engine airplanes used for training were basic trainers. In comparison, the 757’s nose wheel, just the nose wheel weighs more than the entire airplane used in initial training. While these small airplanes top out around 10,000 feet and just over 100 miles per hour, the Boeings push 550 miles per hour and altitudes up to 43,000 feet.
They attempted to glaze over this by stating that the hijackers prepared by “watching Hollywood movies of hijackings, flying single engine airplanes and playing computer games.” This is preposterous; like saying that a surgeon prepared for an operation by watching the television series E.R.
- Wat was de rol van Buzzy Krongard?
The tooth hanging on a chain around the neck of A.B. “Buzzy” Krongard came, according to legend, from a Great White shark that he had punched in the jaw. The shark’s picture was hung in the office of the numberthree man at CIA, who was appointed executive director in March 2001, six months prior to 9/11.  Krongard was appointed after a career in which he was credited with building up one of America’s oldest and most successful investment banking firms, Alex. Brown. Imagine the possibilities for a man with complete access to secret government intelligence and endless connections in stock and commodities trading.  A Princeton alum, an ex-Marine and the legendary puncher of the Great White, Krongard was rumored to have been working with the CIA during his entire tenure with Alex. Brown. Scahill reported that the strange mix of high finance and CIA connections led Krongard to push for a new firm within the agency that would specialize in intelligence venture capitalism – in other words, a unit that could take real monetary bets on future trends and events, including, for example, the next big terrorist attack. And according to a former Blackwater executive, Buzzy Krongard and Blackwater CEO Erik Prince are “good buddies.” 
But wait: Blackwater and the CIA are major players at Arizona’s Pinal Airpark, where covert training is conducted and where Boeing 757s and Boeing 767s were parked during the spring and summer of 2001. The Blackwater CEO has his fleet of airplanes training at Pinal and now Buzzy Krongard is linked to a major worldwide investment firm. These connections come to the forefront when we consider a series of strange stock trades involving United and American airlines.
Anyone with foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks would, of course, have had an opportunity to capitalize with trades in stocks and commodities futures. Either these hijackers were placing bets that they wouldn’t be able to collect or someone damn close to the operation was parlaying inside information about the tactical plan. The Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle reported that on September 6 and 7, 2001, “put” options speculating that United Airlines stock would go down were purchased through Deutschebank/Alex. Brown, the same firm previously managed by Krongard. An enormous increase over normal sales activity placed 4,744 put options versus 396 “calls.” 
On the day before the attack, September 10, 2001, 4,416 put options were purchased on American Airlines (compared with 748 calls), on the same day that Reuters reported airline stocks were poised to “take off.” In both cases, the traders never cashed in the winnings and the FBI was unable to trace the amazingly insightful investors.  No other airlines displayed these lopsided trading patterns. The New York Times reported that the head of the Alex. Brown unit of Deutschebank – which had its offices in the WTC – abruptly resigned from a $30 million, three-year contract on September 12, 2001.
Unusual trading? A jump in UAL put options above normal between September 6 and September 10, and 285 times higher than average on the Thursday before the attack. A jump in American Airlines put options 60 times above normal on the day before the attacks. No similar trading occurred on any other airlines. A Bloomberg Business Report and the Institute for Counterterrorism, or ICT confirmed these findings.
Morgan Stanley saw, between September 7 and 10, an increase of 27 times on put options on its shares. Merrill-Lynch saw a jump of more than 12 times the normal level of put options in the four trading days before the attacks. “This could very well be insider trading at the worst, most horrific, most evil use you’ve ever seen in your entire life. This would be one of the most extraordinary coincidences in the history of mankind if it was a coincidence,” said Dylan Ratigan of Bloomberg Business News. [10-interviewed on “Good Morning Texas” on September 20] “I saw put-call numbers higher than I’ve ever seen in 10 years of following the markets, particularly the options markets,” said John Kinnucan, principal of Broadband Research. Jonathan Winer, an ABC News consultant, said, “It’s absolutely unprecedented to see cases of insider trading covering the entire world from Japan, to the U.S., to North America, to Europe.”  Andreas von Bülow, a former member of the German Parliament responsible for oversight of Germany’s intelligence services, estimated the worldwide amount of the trading bets at $15 billion. CBS News gave a conservative estimate of $100 million.  Not a single U.S. or foreign investigative agency has announced any arrests or developments in the investigation of these trades, even though former Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement chief William McLucas told Bloomberg News that regulators would “certainly be able to track down every trade.”
- De geheime activiteiten van G.H.W.Bush/Iran-Contra:
The Iran portion of the 1984 Iran-Contra scandal involved the covert illegal sale of missiles and other arms to the Khomeini-led Iranian government during the Iran-Iraq War. While Reagan and his Secretary of State, George Shultz, announced Operation Staunch, the administration’s international campaign to stop all countries from selling arms to the “terrorist state” of Iran, what were Baker and our Vice President doing down in the White House basement? Selling arms to the Iranians!
Congress passed two initiatives, the Boland Amendments I and II, specifically prohibiting any U.S. involvement in funding or aiding the Contras. It didn’t buy the White House argument that Ortega’s Nicaragua was a threat to the United States. In fact, history shows that there was never a threat. The stories generated by Baker** and Bush** about the Soviets supplying arms to Nicaragua all proved to have been manufactured.  Bush ran a quasi government in Reagan’s basement at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with a dozen staff members, led by Oliver North and his assistant Fawn Hall. Reagan had no idea what was happening in the covert office below.
When the scandal broke, North and Hall began a week-long coverup by shredding thousands of documents in the White House basement.
When we take the time to study these two separate impeachable high crimes orchestrated by the same fellows – Vice President George H.W. Bush**, Chief of Staff to the President James Baker** and Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North** – we might realize that the false pointing to Reagan would provide hints about what happened in the case of 9/11. The method of committing an egregious crime and providing a false point away from the true criminals has worked repeatedly. In the case of Iran-Contra, Bush and Baker sent the media on a wild goose chase with questions about how much President Reagan knew. The answer is that he didn’t know enough about who was leading him around. They used our President as the decoy. Now, in the year 2012, we see that Bush Senior** and Baker** were the men behind the curtain, laying the foundation of our present day Intelligence Community**. A further observation is that Bush Junior and Dick Cheney drained our treasury over a span of eight years and left their successors with a financial disaster. Twelve trillion dollars plus the normal taxpayer contributions were all spent. They left office just about the time the first late notice arrived. Good luck, bra.
Ed Meese, Reagan’s friend, campaign manager and fellow Californian, was Reagan’s first choice to be the chief of staff. But in the first critical move, Reagan was told that Bush’s campaign manager and attorney James Baker would be a better choice because of his expertise in the fine print department, which would (in theory) save the new White House many headaches.  Reagan bought it and on January 15, 1981, James Baker slipped into the large White House office while Meese was given a smaller office and the manufactured title of counselor to the president (with Cabinet rank). Baker, the chief of staff to the president, and Vice President Bush now held keys to all of America’s military and intelligence agencies. The ex-Marine lawyer from America’s oil capital and the former head of Central Intelligence now held the reins of the United States government.  First on the hit list was American labor. The Air Traffic Controllers had overwhelmingly voted for Reagan, but were soon dumped and replaced by nonunion workers. Of course, years later, those replacement workers were demanding a union, but the damage had been done and the tone set. Reagan, former head of the Screen Actors Guild, began to appear confused at his own actions against a union he had vowed to support.
A silent, confounding shift went unnoticed by most American voters. While Reagan gave great speeches with positive messages accented with humor and perhaps the best timing of any politician in U.S. history, Bush and Baker slipped into the White House basement to build a covert government with CIA**, DEA** and black ops** assets. Today, this operation is called the Intelligence Community**. In the first year of this administration, the revolution began with a most interesting Executive Order that was signed by President Reagan; an order handed to him, along with an ink pen, by James Baker. It basically gave the Intelligence Community** the authority to do anything they deemed necessary and the legal right to deny these activities. Reagan signed the Executive Order 12333 in December of 1981.
EO 12333, a major alteration to the American Constitution, would lay the foundation for the revolutionary change. Bush Junior signed another Executive Order in 2004 that paved the way for more defined Intelligence Community authority. EO 13355 insures that all intelligence goes through one man, the Director of National Intelligence, before it gets to the President. What’s the President going to say when the DNI says he can kill a super-terrorist? When the DNI told President Obama in 2011 that “special ops” was in a position to capture Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the President was in a precarious situation. If he said no, he was screwed. Perhaps what he should have said was this: Okay, you have him surrounded, let’s see some surveillance photos, let’s see some proof. Today, as a result, the Intelligence Community is basically running the United States Government.
This would be called a revolution away from our Constitution. The people who have made these changes are, by Constitutional definition, domestic enemies.
- Red Flag's:
RED FLAG – This confirms that the CTC** and the CIA Bin Laden Unit** were actually Intelligence Community** operations under White House** control. For the remainder of the report, heavy quotes from these two CIA units** are used to counter FBI field agents’ reports. This report goes down a road to pinning all types of attacks on bin Laden, without mentioning any specific operational evidence. None.
RED FLAG – Compelling evidence? They pin 9/11 on bin Laden because a guy he may have known was at a meeting with suspected terrorists in Malaysia. This is the case? Where’s the aviation expert, or tactical planners, or any operational evidence? There are 80 pages in the report linking Saudi Intelligence directly to the hijackers and this is all they found on Bin Laden. As we have seen earlier, these are the same two hijackers (Mihdhar and Hazmi) that were receiving checks from Saudi Prince Bandar’s wife’s account at the Washington-based Riggs Bank**. This opens a can of worms.
- Follow the Money:
When we follow the money that funneled to the 9/11 hijackers, we see that it originated from high officials of the Saudi Arabian government through accounts at Riggs. Wouldn’t you know, the storied Riggs Bank, which opened in 1836 and was the bank of choice for twenty-three U.S. Presidents, world leaders and notorious dictators, abruptly shut down in 2005 when the FBI started probing Prince Bandar’s frequent withdrawals of a million dollars or more. The bank, founded by members of an Ivy League secret society, survived the Civil War but the connections to Saudis and 9/11 took them down.
- KSM (mastermind achter 9/11) en de Bojinka Plot:
The Bojinka Plot sounds scary; an ambitious plan, according to intelligence officials**, to place bombs on twelve jumbo trans-Pacific airliners. But there was a typical problem: While these terrorists were making the bombs in Manilla, they burned down the apartment and this Bojinka Plot was thwarted. According to the Intelligence Community**, KSM was “connected” to the plot but, as usual, there is no evidence that he was anywhere near Manilla. Our super-terrorist, according to the Intelligence Community**, then made a miraculous leap from a failed airline bombing to actually flying four airliners as bombs. Really? The next terror event “linked” to al-Qaeda was back to lighting off a shoe bomb, which failed, followed by a hostage decapitation, followed by an underwear bomb, which failed, followed by a five gallon propane tank “bomb” that was left in a car near Times Square, which also failed. The media gave all these ominous titles: Christmas Day Bombing was the underwear job, the Times Square Bombing was the propane job and the bombs that never made it anywhere close to the airport was the Bonjika Plot. Between these failures, thanks to Muktar the Brain, they hijacked commercial passenger airliners and defeated our entire national security system.
- De jacht op Bin Laden: succes of cover-up?:
The residents of the town where the raid transpired never saw bin Laden. The head of the Taliban disputed the raid and said that bin Laden had died long ago and was buried in an unmarked grave in the Afghan mountains.  An obituary of bin Laden was published in a Pakistani newspaper in December of 2001.  But still the Intelligence Community** has convinced nearly everyone that they actually killed him in 2011.
Although the Intelligence Community** claimed they had watched the raided house for months, they could not produce one iota of proof; not one surveillance photo, not one voice recording, not a body, nothing. Yet, as in all media reports concerning bin Laden, the claim was reported as fact in all major media stories. It was a coordinated message trumpeted on headlines of every major American newspaper. Fox News was in a state of euphoria.
- Jack Stephens:
Coincidentally, Jack Stephens owned a major office complex within walking distance of the Venice, Florida, airport where Mohamed Atta, Marwan al Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah trained for the 9/11 mission. Witnesses from a local diner reported overhearing a conversation in which the hijackers were arguing about $200,000 payments to “the families,” an anecdote that matches a report in the British Observer of a financial agreement with the Saudi intelligence chief.
- AA11: de kaping was wel bekend bij de authoriteiten:
By 8:19, American 11 flight attendant Betty Ong was already on the AT&T AirPhone with American Airlines reservations in North Carolina, which was on the phone’s speed dial. She reported an emergency – they were being hijacked. By 8:21, just as Mohamed Atta switched AA11’s transponder to the off position, the reservations agent passed the call to the on-duty manager in American’s operations center in Fort Worth. Ong relayed that the aircraft was under attack, passengers had been stabbed, the cabin was full of mace, she could hardly breathe, and two flight attendants had been stabbed. When American operations placed a call to Boston Center ATC at 8:29 to say that the aircraft had been hijacked, it was old news. In fact, Boston had already initiated a conference call to Washington and New York. This confirms that the normal swift communication in the aviation world was working just fine. For investigators, it confirms that everyone at FAA knew that an American Airlines 767 was a hijack, that this was real world and that the plane was on a direct line for New York City. We will see that The National Security Advisor** would later claim that she didn’t relay this to the president** after she spoke to the FAA and before she spoke to the president**. This conversation took place before Bush** had entered the classroom in Florida.
- Het Plan:
The tactical plan for near-simultaneous hits needed the Boeing 757 turning back east by 8:44 and into the west wall of the Pentagon no later than 9:15. But each minute heading west after 8:40 would double the time required on the return. This would foil the plan for near simultaneous hits on the targets and would surely expose the plane to U.S. fighter jet interception. At 8:33, AA77 had leveled off at an initial cruise altitude of 29,000 jus 105 miles west of the Pentagon, still within an acceptable takeover window, and began cruising at eight miles per minute away from the target. At 8:44, two minutes before American 11 slammed the north tower and just as United 93 took off from Newark, Washington Center (Air Traffic Control) handed American 77 off to the next controlled airspace to the west under the watch of Indianapolis Center. If he had turned around then, the impact on the Pentagon would have been somewhere close to 9:05. But that’s not what happened. After a few routine exchanges with Indy Center, the flight was cleared for its flight plan altitude of 35,000 feet while the distance from Washington began to click up swiftly to 200, 230, 250 miles to the west. In the same minute that American 11 slammed the north tower, the cockpit door was opened on American 77, but the flight was 250 miles west of the Pentagon and still heading west. By the time Saudi Hani Hanjour was in the captain’s seat, he was 264 miles west of his target. Surely, this would be too far away, considering that fighters were based at Andrews AFB, and that a lethal missile defense system and sweeping radars protect Washington airspace. Surely, there would be a swift response to an unidentified target flying at 500 miles per hour for over 35 minutes straight for the nation’s capital while the country was under an air attack. Right? Isn’t this exactly why we have agreed to pay for the world’s top military protection?
At 8:56, “American 77, Indy.” At 8:56:32, “American 77, Indy.” At 8:56:46, “American 77, Indy?” At 8:56:53, “American 77, Indy, radio check, how do you read?” At 8:55, 32 minutes after Boston Center had alerted the military on its hijacked 767, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice** was on the phone with the President**, who was in the limo outside an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida. He was far from New York, but had seen the live pictures that producers at ABC and CNN had already aired of the major fire burning within the north tower. It took three minutes from impact until the pictures showed up on television screens around the world and only that long for network producers to surmise that this was indeed a major tragedy. The caption on the screen read: “Disaster at the World Trade Center.”
- Onderzoek van de 9/11 Commissie naar het falen van het defensiemechanisme ....faalt, en de obstructue van Condoleezza Rice:
The 9/11 Commission would later attempt to learn why the entire system of defense had failed, from CIA** to FBI** to Air Force** to the Administration** to airline security. It was a total, catastrophic defeat of American nation security, so, naturally, they asked the National Security Advisor** for insight. After much resistance and painful negotiation between the 9/11 Commission and White House counselor Alberto Gonzales**, Rice** was finally placed under oath in testimony April 8, 2004.
Philip Shenon, a New York Times reporter who was covering the 9/11 investigations, wrote an account of the stonewalling that transpired between the Bush-Cheney White House** and the 9/11 Commission. Shenon wrote that Alberto Gonzales** had outfoxed the commissioners by getting them to agree that Rice** would testify once and only once for a total of three hours. In hindsight, the commission needed something closer to three full days. Again, we see that those being investigated were setting the ground rules for the investigation. The commissioners later wrote that her tactic was obviously to “run out the clock” until the negotiated time was gone. A simple question would be asked and Dr. Rice** would ramble on unrelated topics; and she began her testimony by reading a ten-page, single-spaced statement that merely repeated what had been said before.
Well into the stalling, Commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste tried to stop the nonsense during the subject of the no less than forty pre-attack warnings that had been issued directly to George W. Bush** over the four months before the attack. His specific line of questioning pertained to the August 6, 2001, presidential daily briefing (PDB) entitled “Bin Laden Poised to Strike inside the United States” prepared by the CIA**. “If you could please answer the question!” Rice: “Well, first …” Ben-Veniste: “Because I have limited time …” Rice: “I understand, commissioner, but it’s important … ” Ben-Veniste: “Did you tell the president?” Rice: “It’s important that I also address … it’s also important, commissioner, that I address the other issues that you have raised … so I will do it quickly, but if you’ll just give me a moment … ” Ben-Veniste: “My only question is whether you told the president …” Rice: “I understand, commissioner, but I will … if you will just give me moment, I will address fully the question that you’ve asked …” This was followed by a two-minute repeat of old facts. When White House-friendly Republicans began asking questions, she would be allowed to ramble on without resistance.
- De activiteiten van Bush op 9/11 (speculatie van de auteur):
Let’s see, Mr. Bush had seen the WTC ablaze and he’s spoken with his National Security Advisor who had information from the FAA who knew that a hijacked 767 was now burning in the nation’s tallest building and knew that USAF fighters had been scrambled. These actions are consistent with him waiting for confirmation that the attack was over. He didn’t get that confirmation; instead he got an update that only one of the four had reached it’s target. This could not have been good news. While the NYFD donned oxygen tanks and masks and began climbing those 80 stories of concrete stairs at 8:59, the President** closed his call with Dr. Rice**.
Instead of a conference call with Rumsfeld** at the Defense Department, he opted to walk into a second-grade classroom as if a Boeing 767 wasn’t burning within a hell inside the World Trade Center. In hindsight, he was stalling. It’s another one of those “hard to fathom” situations that checker this entire plot.
Although the president of the United States** was now sitting in a second-grade classroom in Sarasota, he held the key to the missiles beneath the wings of the F-15s that had been scrambled from Otis. A 10-minute video shot from the back of the classroom captures the actions of America’s Commander-in-Chief** in the nation’s most critical moments, just as the raiders were sweating the outcome of their brilliant tactical planning. While UA175, UA93 and AA77 were attempting to defeat the U.S. military, the Commander-in-Chief** strolled nonchalantly into the classroom. After his “briefing” of the towering inferno at the World Trade Center, George W. Bush prioritized a demonstration that American second-graders could actually read. To make certain, the second-grade teacher had practiced nonstop for a week the same lesson over and over, so the president could see, with his own eyes, that seven-and eight-year-old African-American students could read and pronounce words. The president had flown in an entourage of the Secretary of Education, the Lieutenant Governor of Florida, advisors Karl Rove**, Ari Fleischer** and Chief of Staff Andrew Card** to bear witness to this event.
The president took control and asked the teacher to sit down and begin the demonstration. From the very beginning of this classroom appearance, the president smiles briefly and nods and even laughs aloud a few times, but there are cycles of fleeting, nervous facial expressions with eyes that seem hollow and cold, before he returns to the forced smile and rigid posture. Understandable: He’s just seen a terrifying scene of an airliner burning inside the WTC. That’s one consideration. Another consideration is that he’s sweating out the riskiest political move in American history and if his involvement is exposed by a failure to execute the Saudi tactical plan, an entirely different type of execution would take place. His. Under that scenario, we might expect a little fidgeting.
We now know that General Arnold had been told that the president was busy at the moment, occupado, he’ll get back to you after the second-graders’ story is finished.  But at this moment, the Commander-in-Chief of all American Armed Forces was, without any doubt, aware that his nation was under a vicious air attack. The raiders were surely on edge. This was a bold and risky attack, perhaps the greatest in world history. Surely, all within the esoteric circle watched, and waited, as the moment of truth had finally arrived. Hearts were about to explode. Three more planes were out there. How was it going? Those damn intangibles were impossible to predict as they watched the second 767 appear on live television. There’s number two! Two down and where are three and four? Hopefully on the screen within the next 60 seconds!
Trillions of dollars have been spent building the U.S. military defense. As every military commander knows, from the Marine sergeant to the Army colonel, to a thousand Naval commanding officers on constant alert around the world, to the NORAD Command Center, a quick response is the heart of American defense, but lethal force cannot be initiated without action from the president. America was in dire need of a strong and capable Commander-in-Chief to launch a wave of fighter jets and make damn sure that those fighters had shootdown authority. The American President had life-saving decisions in front of him. His reaction followed a pattern consistent with his reaction to the dozen warnings of an imminent attack over the previous months. Instead of passing the “off the charts” warnings about an impending attack using airliners to the Transportation Secretary or the FAA chief or to airline pilots, he cleared brush on his Texas ranch and went fishing.
- Meer over het plan:
The raiders were certainly getting nervous; 9:11 a.m. on 9/11 had come and gone. Two planes were not on plan. This was not good. What in the hell happened to 93? He had pushed off the gate right on schedule, but where the hell was he and where the hell was 77? As we will see, they may have not been in the dark. But for now, let’s stick with solid evidence. Two airplanes were still missing and unaccounted for, yet even with that knowledge, no shoot-down authority had been ordered and no more military fighters had been scrambled.
- De aanval op het Pentagon:
The recovered black box recording revealed that at 9:29 a.m. Hanjour leveled off at 7,000 feet and held 300 knots on the airspeed before clicking off the autopilot at 9:30. He proceeded to execute a steep, descending, 330-degree right turn. After a perfect rollout just five miles west of the Pentagon, at an altitude of 2,500 feet, the target in the center windshield, Hanjour began trimming the nose downward for five seconds before pushing both throttles to full power and the yoke into a dive. The aural over-speed warnings began, while the Ground Proximity Warning System screamed landing gear and flap warnings, along with a continuous and very loud series of low altitude and configuration warnings. The air speed raced from 300 to 350 to 400 to 450 until he impacted at 462 knots indicated airspeed, or 530 miles per hour. The plane delivered a perfect torpedo shot on the 90-foot west wall of America’s military headquarters.
American 77 hit the heart of the American military at 9:38, a full hour after American 11 hit the north tower. F-16s remained on the ground, just seconds away by air. Hani Hanjour might have been more than a half hour late on the tactical plan, but miraculously, in terms of hitting the target, it made no difference.
- Het "witte" vliegtuig:
Across the Potomac, at the Executive Office Building, visitors had been told to evacuate the area. One of these visitors was standing on the street just across from the White House at 9:35. She noticed a big white airplane orbiting in the clear blue over the city and decided to snap a picture with her Pentax camera. After the picture was developed, we see another piece of weird evidence: This plane was a White House** controlled Boeing 747, just circling over the crime scene. And when we dig deeper, and study the testimony of the USAF General at the 9/11 Commission hearings, we find that this plane was monitoring the two remaining hijacked planes before they crashed and had made no attempt to alert the fighters at Andrews.  Truly, this exposed an interesting set of conspirators. And also out of the blue, here’s a question: Why in the world, in less than 48 hours, would Prince Bandar and the Commander-in-Chief** be smoking cigars together on the White House balcony while the Pentagon was still smoldering across the Potomac?
- Nog over het witte vliegtuig en generaal Arnold:
The smaller hump is a special modification known to have been made for NORAD’s highly advanced reconnaissance plane, called the E4-B. Within that smaller hump is a satellite tracking system that would allow General Arnold “to see what United 93 was going to do.” But if he could see United 93 at 274 miles out, he could surely see American 77 approaching right beneath. In fact, he could have seen all of the raiders’ attacks, in real time, from Boston to Washington to way out over Pennsylvania. The questions are difficult to ask without adding some sort of profanity. If General Arnold could see American 77 approaching, why didn’t he notify the fighters at Langley or right below at Andrews? In typical White House fashion, they have refused even to discuss the plane’s existence. Forget testifying under oath. Who’s going to make them? General Arnold has since retired.
- De 9/11 Commissie "vergeet" een aantal belangrijke getuigen
There seem to be several subjects woefully missing. Most notably, considering that 9/11 was obviously an aviation based event, one might expect testimony of NTSB investigators and pilots. Not one aviation expert ever made it to the 9/11 Commission hearings to discuss the feasibility of this coordinated air attack.
- En ook de hoofdverdachte KSM werd niet ondervraagd (nochtans is 3/5de van het rapport gebaseerd op de getuigenis van KSM):
Remarkably, just like the first federal investigation was unable to watch or participate in the questioning of the FBI informant** in San Diego, no investigators were allowed to talk with KSM or even with KSM’s interrogators**. Trust us, they said to the Joint Congressional Inquiry, to the 9/11 Commission, to the media, to the world. The 9/11 Commission’s staff was able to insert in the final report an incredible disclaimer, within a warning-style box that precedes a third-party confession from KSM. The twenty pages that follow this disclaimer constitute the official conclusion from the 9/11 Commission about how KSM (as told, by KSM through unnamed members of special activities**) masterminded 9/11. Third hand testimony now forms the official version of history. From the 9/11 Commission final report:  “The following chapters on the 9/11 plot rely heavily on information obtained from captured al-Qaeda members … Assessing the truth of statements by these witnesses … is challenging. Our access to them has been limited to the review of intelligence reports** based on communications received from the locations where the actual interrogations take place. We submitted questions for use in the interrogations, but had no control over whether, when, or how questions of particular interest would be asked. Nor were we allowed to talk to the interrogators** so that we could better judge the credibility of the detainees and clarify ambiguities in the reporting. We were told that our requests might disrupt the sensitive interrogation process.”
The commission report describes, in great detail, the thinking of Osama bin Laden, as told by mastermind KSM. For example, the report states:  “During the summer of 2001, KSM approached bin Laden with the idea of recruiting a Saudi Arabian air force pilot to commandeer a Saudi fighter jet and attack the Israeli city of Eilat. Bin Laden reportedly liked this proposal, but he instructed KSM to concentrate on the 9/11 operation first.” RED FLAG – In the summer of 2001? Are we to believe that KSM had the 9/11 attack so completely organized that he was ready to take on yet another attack?
- De ondervraging van Bush & Cheney was ook al een maat voor niets:
The one clear constant in White House behavior before and during 9/11 is inaction. And afterward, there was no action to give the 9/11 Commission subpoena power it needed to get to the truth. With the aid of then White House counsel Alberto Gonzalez**, Bush and Cheney were able to set the ground rules for their own interrogation.
The two men who had failed us most in America’s defense were able to demand an interrogation without an oath. Cheney demanded, and the commissioners obliged, that there would be no documentation of this interrogation, no tape recorders, no stenographer, not even a pencil or paper allowed for handwritten notes – and they, Bush and Cheney, demanded to be interrogated together. 
- Nog meer prulwerk van de Commissie:
Now let’s go back to the first encounter between the Saudis and the hijackers at that “chance” meeting at that Los Angeles restaurant in January of 2000. Throughout Shenon’s book about the 9/11 Commission, we see the same see-saw battle between real evidence discovered by the investigators and staff, countered by unfounded assertions by upper levels of the Intelligence Community**. In this case, we see that someone on the commission staff had read about that meeting and the meeting that transpired at the Saudi Consulate just before the Saudi agents drove directly to a restaurant where they met two hijackers. Shenon wrote about two 9/11 Commission investigators, Raj De and Michael Jacobsen as they traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2004 to interrogate the Saudi diplomat who had met with the hijackers’ Saudi handler in Los Angeles in January of 2000. His name: Fahad al Thumairy.
- De leugens van Robert Marr:
At 9:02, after the second hit on the World Trade Center, everyone knew that this was an act of terrorism and yet American 77, would continue for 46 minutes straight to the Pentagon without any interference from Air Force fighters. In testimony to the 9/11 commission investigators, Air Force Colonel Robert Marr said that American 77 had “dropped below the radar so nobody could see him.” But when we checked the FAA radar reports and the recovered black box recordings, we found this to be completely false. 
American 77 was hijacked at 8:52 at an altitude of 35,000 feet. Although the transponder was turned off by the hijackers, the plane was visible to defense and FAA radars as it approached the nation’s capital from 8:52 until impact at 9:38 – 46 minutes! An unidentified target, essentially a very large missile, was bearing straight for the Pentagon at 500 miles per hour on all defense radars for over a half hour at a time when the nation was under a fierce aerial attack and nobody saw it? Then we get an Air Force colonel attempting to cover a most obvious blemish by saying that the plane was below radar coverage. It now becomes obvious that the planners did not plan for American 77 and United 93 to still be flying after 9:10.
Keep in mind that radar coverage in this area covers anything above 500 feet and at the time, UA93 was at 35,000 feet. This statement that American 77 was below radar coverage is preposterous.
- Het laatste puzzelstukje (Porter Goss - bekijk de video!):
In the picture, the first man, at front left, is assassin David Sanchez Morales (alias Felix Rodriquez, alias Max Gomez), who began with CIA covert operations during the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, has been well documented as an Intelligence Community asset. He has been identified as the assassin of Che Guerra.  The third man from the left is my former boss Barry Seal. The remaining characters are all known associates of Special Activities** and/or organized crime in the 1960s. They have all been identified, but of the greatest interest in this context is the fellow sitting between the assassin and Barry Seal.  Here may very well be the founding members of the Intelligence Community’s Special Activities Division**. This photo was taken ten months before President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas. Some independent investigators believe that this was the assassination team, nicknamed Operation 40, that pulled it off. But at any rate, let’s go back to the man sitting between my former boss, Barry Seal, and the CIA assassin. Now fasten your seatbelt. The man sitting amongst mobsters, drug smugglers, and assassins is the final piece of the 9/11 puzzle. He is a Yale graduate, a member of Book and Snake, one of those wonderful secret societies linked to nearly all of our 9/11 and Iran-Contra heads. He was a Psi Upsilon fraternity brother of Poppy Bush’s blood brother, who was an executive at the Riggs Bank when Prince Bandar’s money flowed to the 9/11 hijackers.  In his junior year at Yale, he was recruited through Book and Snake into Central Intelligence**. Just as this photo suggests, he would become a top operative in Special Activities during and after the Cuban revolution.  His name is Porter Johnston Goss, born November 26, 1938. After graduating from Yale, he operated as a CIA officer in Latin America in the early Sixties. Twenty-five years into his career in “special activities” Mr. Goss had little trouble raising money for a role change. He ran for a seat in the United States Congress. In 1989, Mr. Goss joined a host of secret society members who had begun to execute a capture of high political offices and top positions on Wall Street, the defense industry and media conglomerates. He crossed into the United State Congress with an impressive, well financed Republican campaign and would represent Florida’s 14th congressional district, which includes Lee County, Fort Myers, and part of Port Charlotte for the next sixteen years.  What a coincidence that the 9/11 hijackers were training throughout 2000 right in Congressman Porter Goss’ backyard in Jeb Bush’s state. Not surprising is that Congressman Porter Goss** was known as a staunch advocate of the Intelligence Community**, consistently and emphatically defending Central Intelligence** and strong budget increases (red flag) for the agency.  For sixteen years, Porter Goss** was an Intelligence Community** sleeper within our Congress, one of the many who would write and vote for all types of legislation on behalf of their covert network**, and slip financial appropriations to it. In 1997, when Chairman Cheney’s Project for a new American Century was formulating America’s military strategy, actually wishing aloud for a “new Pearl Harbor”, Congressman Goss** took over as chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Goss was now in position as the investigative authority to monitor the Intelligence Community** for the entire preparation, duration and aftermath of the 9/11 attack.
Porter Goss has become a legendary figure in the “special” dark side of American history. As reward for his efforts, he was named by President George W. Bush to be the first Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the last Director of Central Intelligence.  This appointment came after Goss co-sponsored the USA PATRIOT Act, extending the reach of the Intelligence Community** into the privacy of all American citizens.  This unlawful act is just another unpleasant offspring of the 9/11 attack. In a celebratory Oval Office atmosphere with photographers snapping away, Porter Goss resigned as Director of the CIA on May 5, 2006 with a smiling, winking President George W. Bush.  His work was done. One way or another, he will go down as a legend as the first post-revolution head of the new Intelligence Community**.
Een tweede verdacht overlijden is dat van Beverly Eckert. Beverly Eckert was een activist en pleitbezorger voor de oprichting van de 9/11 Commissie. Ze was een van de leden van de 9/11 Family Steering Committee voor de 9/11 Commission. Eckert's echtgenoot, Sean Rooney, stierf op 50-jarige leeftijd in de aanslagen van 11 september 2001.
Op 19 december 2003 publiceerde ze volgend statement:
"My Silence Cannot Be Bought
Beverly Eckert, Friday, 19th December 2003
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 US 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 September 11 fires still smouldered. 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 favour 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?”
Eckert bezocht nog 6 dagen voor haar overlijden in 2009 President Barack Obama. Ze kwam om toen haar lijnvliegtuig neerstortte in de buurt van Buffalo Thursday. Alle inzittende kwamen bij de crash om. Het was het eerste dodelijk ongeval met een vliegtuig in 3 jaar tijd. Toeval wellicht, maar wie zal het zeggen? In elk geval verdacht aangezien een verklaring voor het ongeval eigenlijk nooit is gegeven, ook al waren de zwarte dozen in perfecte conditie.
Last but not least, hebben we John P. O'Neill. O'Neill was een Amerikaans topdeskundige op het gebied van antiterreurbeleid. Hij werkte bij de Counterterrorism Office van de FBI in New York, waar hij onder meer onderzoek deed naar de explosie van TWA 800 in 1996 en naar Osama bin Laden. In september 2001 werd O'Neill door Jerome Hauer, managing director van Kroll Associates en een vriend van hem,aangesteld als hoofd Veiligheid op het World Trade Center. De dag van de aanslag op de Twin Towers was zijn eerste of tweede dag in die baan. Op 22 september werden zijn stoffelijke resten gevonden en later geïdentificeerd, niet toevallig wellicht door Jerome Hauer zelf.
Sommigen vermoeden dat John O'Neill als vervelende getuige inzake de "war on terror" moest worden vermoord. Maar Allen Weisbecker, in een lang essay, denkt er anders over:
Allan produces ground breaking investigative research of his own, exposing the "John O'Neill Legend" as a significant fabrication utilized within the propaganda surrounding the 9/11 psychological operation. Weisbecker deconstructs the details of this story and unearths several undeniable reasons to reject the notion that O'Neill was/is a hero or martyr. He shows that the preponderance of evidence points instead to him having been an accomplice to the operation who may have even faked his own alleged death that day.
Het volledige essay is hier te vinden. Ik stel voor dat je zelf je conclusies trekt.