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Concrete evidence shows US government nuked WTC towers on 9/11

This is from a reliable canadian website. The canadians have been leading the way on 9/11 truth. I know this will be moved to off-topic but as I have said many times...9/11 is the key to the awakening of the masses.

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Foreign terrorists and hijackers didn't attack the US on September 11, 2001 and bring down the World Trade Center Towers – the U.S. government did that using remote controlled military aircraft and planted tactical nukes.

Terrorists didn't take away the freedom, liberty and justice of the American people – the U.S. government did that.

Terrorists didn't draw up the Patriot Act, create the Department of Homeland Security, spy illegally on Americans, launch 3 unprovoked armed attacks against 3 foreign states, abolish habeas corpus, kidnap, deport, torture and murder U.S. and foreign civilians – the U.S. government did that.

Terrorists didn't loot $trillions from US Federal Tax Revenue and give it to the Wall Street bankers – the U.S. government did that.

Terrorists didn't bankrupt the U.S. – the U.S. government did that.

Terrorists didn't create the $15.6 trillion national debt – the U.S. government did that ($13 trillion added by just the last 4 of the 44 presidents of the United States – George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barrack Obama – Obama added $5 trillion in just 3 years, George W Bush added $5 trillion over 2 terms, Bill and Hillary Clinton added $1.5 trillion, George HW Bush added $1.5 trillion) .

Terrorists didn't force millions of Americans out of work and onto the street – the U.S. government did that.

Terrorists didn't develop and release the Avian Flu and the Swine Flu – the U.S. government did that.

Terrorists didn't drop nuclear bombs on civilian cities – the U.S. government did that.

Terrorists didn't murder 3 million civilians in Iraq – the U.S. government did that.

Now tell me who is a greater threat to the American people and to the World – a phantom terrorist group called al Qaeda or the U.S. government? Tell me why would you travel thousands of miles to a foreign country to fight and even give your life to protect and restore their rights and freedoms when your own rights and freedoms are being stripped away at home, on US soil, by your government? Who is a greater threat to mankind? Those who have used nukes against foreign and US civilian cities or those seeking to develop nuclear energy.

The American people went off to war to remove by force the leadership of foreign states that were allegedly a threat to their own people and to mankind. The US government justified their murder of those leaders by claiming they eliminated the threat they posed to the US and to the World. However, after the fact, the evidence showed that none posed any imminent or future threat to their people or to any other foreign state. In fact, the evidence clearly shows the World that it is the US leadership who are the greatest threat to mankind and to the American people. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Iran have not and have never attacked the US. It was and is the US government who has attacked or is planning to wage war with Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Iran. The US government is the only leadership in the World to use nukes against civilian cities – not just once but 4 times and twice against it own people, on US soil.

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go213mph Don't be comin' 'round here with truth

It drives the P.C. slaves and Amerikunz crazy.

This is the whole WTC nuke plan spelled out with "insider" accuracy. The original website is gone. I saw this after 9/11, before all the conspiracy chasers came out. It coroborates the Canadian article and it was written 10 years ago.

http://www.planetization.org/angelsandthecoup.htm

The 9/11 Operation: A Summary
original website is gone...
http://www.arsenalofhypocrisy.com/911/9-11_Truth.htm

The 9/11 operation consisted of the following activities:

Military exercises by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) with 22 imaginarily hijacked planes on 9/11/2001, before and simultaneously with the “real” hijackings. Some of the defense interceptors flew to Alaska, as far as possible from the cities that were being attacked. All FAA Flight Termination Systems (FTS) were deactivated so that no “false groundings” of commercial planes would occur.

The operation involved the “hijackings” of four civilian aircraft, then substituting them with remote-controlled USAF aircraft or “drones”. It is certain that an operation this complex and sophisticated (even in the preparations of the demolition charges at the WTC) is not left to be handled by Arab lackeys armed only with carpeting knives. Plissken-Valentine, FTS by SPC or Pearl are well-documented available technologies on how the aircraft/attack portion of the operation was performed. Since the part of airplanes hijacked and flown into buildings was critical to the real aims of the operation there must have been a couple of reserve planes for the USAF - Boeing 767's and the Global Hawk. Alternatively, the Boeing 757 shot down in Pennsylvania might well have been a remote- controlled reserve plane utilized because of the NORAD exercises.

The booking of seats on certain pre-ordained flights was artificially kept low; those coast-to-coast flights were booked by 20% instead of the usual 75% in order to minimize deaths, which could cause problems if “highly connected” individuals were wantonly sacrificed. If the flights were real, the passengers on them had to die (or at least disappear). Two of the flights were probably nothing but fictitious, real only on radar screens, which minimized the amount of passengers to be murdered.

There was indeed placing of well executed put options with airline stocks and with specific re-assurance companies (American Airlines, United Airlines, Allianz, Munchener Re, Schweizer Re, AXA, et.al…). Furthermore, the assurance values of the WTC were doubled in July 2001, at the same time the MOSSAD’s offices at the WTC were vacated. Bush’s Carlyle Group members were beneficiaries of these options – a very vital set of “smoking gun clues” that were completely ignored or conveniently forgotten by official “investigators” in the days, weeks, and months following the joint CIA/Mossad operation.

The camouflaging of six remote-controlled aircraft in order to make them look like Boeing 767's or 757's. The four planes probably were 2x USAF 767 tankers, a Global Hawk used to hit the Pentagon and a “real” 757 shot out of the air in Pennsylvania.

False tracks leading to “terrorists” using young Moslem-looking persons on CIA payroll, who take aviation classes in Southern USA and party at night clubs, were created.

Demolition preparations of the wing of the Pentagon that was under reparation. This was designed to collapse a horseshoe-shaped area of the building, which would seem to be caused by the crash of a Boeing 757 instead of the Global Hawk attack. This partly failed. There is photographic evidence of a small plane before the actual collapse of the wing of the Pentagon. The structures did not collapse until firefighters sprayed lots of water on the ceiling of the building.

Sophisticated demolition charge preparations of the WTC towers and WTC 7 to make them collapse completely and look to the untrained, gullible eye as if the buildings collapsed solely from the effects of gravity and burning fuel. Also the positioning of an electronic homing device in the towers and in the Pentagon in order to ensure the accurate hits of the remote-controlled aircraft was needed. Extra napalm was supplied for dramatizing the effects of hits of airliners. The WTC buildings would have been demolished in the exact same way completely with or without the airplanes hitting.

Ordering, preparing and transportation of the charges for the demolition of the WTC had to be done, no small feat to say the least. Solely for the steel pillars of the outer circle 40 x 240 charges were needed, let's say 10,000 thermite cutting charges each weighing 50 lbs for each tower. For WTC 7 at least 4000 charges were needed. Also at least one small thermonuclear hydrogen bomb for each of these three buildings was prepared. (Did the 9/11 “investigators” check into any demolition charge purchases over the prior year?)

Identifying critical need targets for the conspiracy in the WTC towers various offices. For example, there was a lot of evidence being gathered of world-wide economic crimes by Neocon Zionists. The FBI’s international division was located in WTC 1 in the floors from 22 to 24. (One case being investigated was the case against Mobil Oil and James Giffen on illegal oil swaps between Iran and Kazakhstan brokered by Mobil Oil and Carlyle Group in Texas; also the ongoing evidence in the investigation of gold price fixing stemming from charges pending to go to Federal Grand Jury seeking indictments against Alan Greenspan, JP Morgan & Company, Rothschild & Sons, and Goldman Sachs.) The CIA maintained a large operations office in WTC 7. It is possible that some targets were attacked because of the unique opportunity exploitable where the human bodies and all evidence of the crimes automatically disappeared when a hydrogen bomb exploded. Explosions heard from the towers before the commencing of the “collapse” may have been related to these attacks. There is a reason for the huge explosion in the customs building, as well.

THE DEMOLITION OPERATION OF THE WTC TOWERS

1) Calculate the correct size and the dimensions of suitable cutting charges and then order 24,000 pieces. Must also order fitting detonators (custom detonators had to be manufactured). Fitting detonators usually already exist in stores of military forces (as well as the CIA’s “Covert Labs”). Time of delivery is several months in any case. All detonators must be equipped with some kind of safety mechanism, which will be removed by a radio signal at the final moment.

2) After procurement, the cutting charges are installed in selected vacant rooms and elevator/maintenance shafts. Some of these rooms also served as temporary storages for charges needed elsewhere. After the charges are set, the office is renovated and circulated to the clients in the WTC. One man continuously assembles maybe 5 cutting charges per hour. With 10 assemblers 350 charges are assembled and installed a day. Maybe about 20 people more were needed (5 of them know what is going on, 15 do not). For the installation of the charges this operation takes at least four months with 30 men. Considering step 1), six months are probably needed. The amount of personnel could not have been increased, but probably decreased, if more time was available.

3) To some of the chosen office complexes, no one had access. That is why on the weekend on 9/8/2001 and 9/9/2001 it is announced, that floors up from the 40th floor are being equipped with new cables and no “normal employee” had access to the working area there. The installations of explosives are completed and at the same time (at least in the charged areas) listening devices are set to find out a possible premature discovery of the plan. If someone finds charges the guards are soon on the scene and will deal with the situation in one way or another.

4) One completes the area of secret service in WTC 7 so that its demolition operation can be carried out. A military flight beacon is placed there (planes are homing to it from far away). Remote controls for air planes and radio transmitters to be capable of blowing up at least one third of the cutting charges are placed. At this location, the ability to eavesdrop any area of the WTC, for example by a laser beam, aimed to a selected window, probably already existed.

5) A radio beacon helping the final approach is placed in targeted offices in the WTC towers. Close to these, remote controlled napalm explosives are placed as well, in order to draw the interest from the planes to fires. The higher in the towers the planes are targeted, the less death would result. (Real terrorists would do exactly the opposite.) Evacuation from lower floors should be possible through the staircases. The target is to create a new reason for odd wars and fascistic laws, not to kill as many Americans as possible. “A new Pearl Harbor”, meaning the death of about 3000 unsuspecting, innocent citizens is the desired loss of lives.

6) The attack plans are made so that they can be executed during the chaos, for example in the offices of the investigations of the economic crimes by the FBI. (The attackers had already placed or infiltrated their own men in these facilities.) Also in WTC 6 (customs) either a small nuke or a very strong bomb is also detonated (which one, depends on whether there was melted steel ponds in the cellar of WTC 6.) An explosion, of course, hides the loss of any supplies. (A nuclear explosion covers up murders, as well.)

7) In the morning of 9/11 the operations are performed after a timetable in which seconds are important. From the command post facilities the actions in towers are monitored. To hide the true nature of the operation, there was probably an agent on call in both towers, who could silence the people finding out too much. (The agent probably did not know what was going to happen.)

It is highly unlikely that the people who knew about the demolition charges in the WTC, or those who installed the remote controls of the aircraft or did some camouflage paintings for drones are still are alive and capable of telling about their acts, which changed the world.

8) The mini-nukes are transported to the basement floors in elevators. After that the elevators are locked down, guarded and monitored - no service repairman will be allowed near these elevators. The thermonuclear device used in WTC 7 was different, its yield was set lower and it was directed in a way better suitable for that building.

9) The explosions have been timed so that 99.9% of people around will look at the top of towers, and perhaps two seconds later the small thermonuclear bomb is exploded in the cellar of the south tower, and again two seconds later another very powerful charge in the WTC 6 customs building while nobody is looking that way. There are also the continuous explosions of the thousands of cutting charges tearing the south tower down to coincide with the speed of gravity-driven free fall.

10) The demolition of either of the WTC towers took at least half a year to prepare, including installation of 10,000 cutting charges and the delivery of a thermonuclear device at the last moment. The demolition of those ultra strong steel pillars in the central core using cutting charges only is not possible without waking up unwanted attention. These charges must be in touch with the steel pillars, and there is not enough enclosed space in the central core itself to hide these biggest possible charges.

11) The demolition operation is finished by destroying WTC 7 using a nuke and completely destroying the op center with its equipment. Concrete evidence like the military flight beacon and the remote control devices for cutting charges and napalm as well as the recordings of eavesdropping devices regarding events within the towers vaporize and vanish without a trace.

SIDE MARKINGS

Most of the media is controlled by people related to the attack and tell misleading stories only, as if crushing of the airliners or a weak fire could have caused the “collapse” of the towers. The true attackers are the ones with strong and vigorous broadcasting around their false version of the events which is very different to what really happened.

No single “mainstream” newspaper, magazine nor any national TV channel in the western nations has taken a critical, questioning view on the so-called “official truth”, i.e. the planes collision and resulting fires caused the WTC towers to collapse. The destruction of WTC 7, which has no explanation at all (not hit by jets, or fiery debris), is bypassed totally and completely without any comments. A huge bomb of some sort, detonated in WTC 6 is also bypassed as a “non-existing event”.

Some things, like the sharply-drawn pictures of the closest seismographs may have been falsified. A Specialist in demolitions, V. Romero, may have been forced to change his original statement. The hoax is completed by Osama Bin Laden, who as a CIA agent “confesses” to have ordered the airliner strikes. The Bin Laden hoax and the suicidal Arabs construct a net of lies that fools the vast majority of mankind.

Laymen have no experience in observing differences in collapses, controlled demolitions and underground nuclear demolitions. Even the destruction of heavy steel constructions or typical fire damage are far away from their field of experience. These towers were built and professionally engineered to take the impacts of hitting Boeing 707's, comparable to Boeing 767's, taking into account the fires caused by the burning aviation fuel. In fact, the buildings did in fact survive all of that. They stood firm for nearly an hour, until they were demolished. (NYFD personnel are trained on the structural stabilities of the cities’ high rise buildings. If there was a clear and present danger of “collapse” it is unlikely the firemen would have been ordered into the building.)

The knowledge of relevant advances regarding weapon technology is even rarer. Many of those who are up to date are bound by strict commitment of loyalty and secrecy, that is strictly enforced. In some cases, they get executed for talking (an “accident” occurs).

The author of this text feels it is his duty to spread his advanced knowledge in explosives from a military point of view via public discussion as it is obvious that the public is lacking this information. The events observed around 9/11 cannot be rationally explained any other way.

The photographs attached in this non-profit distribution are for securing volatile, important evidence on 9/11 for discussion and education. Author hereby grants full permission to reproduce the drawing 'The Bombs in the WTC' and his writings. You are encouraged to mail, publish and mass produce these documents or your enhanced versions of them.

The Album Cover of “Party Music” by the aptly named punk rock band “The Coup”. Party Music CD Design was printed in July and was scheduled for release “after Labor Day” during the week of 9/11/01 – immediately the album was pulled from store shelves on 9/12. (Notice the “Covert Labs” (i.e. CIA Issue) detonator, Soviet “Red Star” or “Red Shield” (Rothschild) logo and the “location” of the explosive charges. Notice also the smug smirk on the bomber’s face. JUST A HARMLESS COINCIDENCE?? YOU DECIDE!)

CD Jacket of the Coup’s “Party Music”– Combined with the CD Graphics on the cover, and the two planes on the jacket – considering that this CD was recorded 6 months prior to 9/11/01 - WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CIA CODEWORDS “TELE TRIESTE” AND “ANGELICA 01”? Was this the “telefon” coding for the CIA “activation command” for certain “Manchurian Candidates”?

The Bombs in the WTC
(Schematic Provided by Anonymous “Insider”)

The Ground Zero here is in the original sense of the word, a nuclear blast site. The thermal energy may absorb heat at a rate of 10 E 23 ergs / cm2 sec and near the bomb all surfaces may heat to 4000 °C or 7200 °F igniting or vaporizing violently. Sources: US Department of Defense & US Department of Energy, Glasstone – Dolan: 'The Effects of Nuclear Weapons' (1980).

The thermonuclear bomb used was a “pure” hydrogen bomb; no uranium or plutonium was used at all. The basic nuclear reaction is Deuterium + Tritium > Alpha + n. The ignition of this is the tricky part, either a powerful beam array or antimatter detonator was likely used (a very certain way to get the necessary effect of directed energy in order not to level the adjacent blocks of high-rise buildings as well).

The Development of Bomb Technology Related to the 9/11 Operation
These outlines of developments in military bomb technology have been written to give the layman some idea, why bomb technology has developed into what it is.

A hollow charge: a small charge designed to make a hole in armor plate was invented in Switzerland in 1937. A cutting charge, used in the WTC in tens of thousands of pieces, was an evolutionary model of the principles of a hollow charge from 1950's.

A Claymore threw steel balls towards the enemy, but was otherwise harmless even from 5 meters distance, was developed in the USA approximately in 1960.

A flank mine is able to direct a narrow pressure wave through AFV flanks from a distance of 20 meters and was developed in Finland around 1970. Due to efficiency needs, a growing part of military explosives deploy improvements utilizing directed explosion energy.

By controlling several layers of the explosion fronts the size of a nuclear bomb has been minimized during the 1960's (fission forcing implosion). After that, the control of explosion force in nuclear explosions was developed. Too strong an explosion is sometimes unusable and undesirable, for example when the enemy have broken the front and advanced too close to friendly cities.

While looking for a bomb with a small size and a strong effect, a 100% pure hydrogen bomb was an obvious solution. When no atomic device is needed for igniting, the size of the hydrogen bomb gets even smaller and the yield (effect) can be set within a wide range, for example between from 1 to 100. This new technology was perfected in the 1980's, as well as the neutron bomb, which kills only living things while it leaves most inert material untouched.

The former Soviet Union is said to have had more than 500 command centers durable for repelling a small nuke attack. That led into the developing of different types of bunker buster explosives. A working solution the U.S. military developed is a nuclear missile that directs 96% of its yield into a thin, all penetrating heat+blast wave in a concentrated, specific direction, tunneling hundreds of meters downwards into and melting solid rock. This type of a hydrogen bomb was developed and perfected sometime in the early 1990's. Nowadays, both the yield and the direction of the destructive force of a small tactical hydrogen bomb can be somewhat controlled. The amount of fusion-able materials control the yield (effect) and the shape of the charge as well as the initiation arrangements impress the direction of the explosion wave.

Observations Suggesting the Use of Small Hydrogen Bombs
1) The concrete pulverized into fine dust, 70 - 300 micron particles (this alone would take massively more energy to produce than merely the total gravitational energy available from the earth’s gravitational field).

2) Very energetic dust (radiating heat) after the explosions. (Demolition charges using thermite or other demolition explosives would produce white clouds of dust, which would not move much, and a gravity-driven collapse would produce much less and more coarse dust. Only a thermo-nuke would provide the kinetic energy to produce such “hot-to-the-touch” flour-fine dust particles.)

3) Variable brown shades of color was seen in the air – these “brown clouds” are typically produced by nuclear reactions of a thermonuclear device. The reactions use gamma radiation caused by free neutrons, N2, O2, H2O > nitrid acid, NO2, NO3 which in turn provide brown colored clouds after detonation. These clouds soon get their usual white color after some minutes as the heat and fast movement of the clouds cease.

Note: many of the pictures taken regarding the WTC Towers and the clouds seem to have been developed too artificially blue in color, replacing the shades of brown seen and remembered by eyewitnesses. (This may have been an attempt to suppress the evidence.) Also there was supposed to be 200,000+ gallons of water on the roof of each tower – this water was spilled into stairwells etc, but was later all converted into water vapor reducing the brown color.

4) Superheated steel objects, disintegrating into steel vapor. Molten ponds of steel were found in the elevator shafts. There were lots of burned cars in the parking areas of the towers. The fire department did not announce until 12/19/2001 that the fires under the WTC rubble have been extinguished (more than 3 months after the incident).

location
F
C
name

A
1341
727
WTC7

B
1034
557
WTC7

C
1161
627
WTC1

D
963
517
WTC1

E
819
437
WTC3

F
801
427
WTC2

G
1377
747
WTC2

H
1017
547
WTC4

Thermal Survey of the WTC 9/16/2001 (NASA /US Geological Survey). Despite the fire department efforts to cool the rubble, molten metals would still be extremely hot (up to 1377 degrees F) in some sites 5 days after the incident. Burning jet fuel remnants (especially diesel fuel in Location A – Bldg. 7) would never be this “hot” after 5 days. However, thermo-nuke residue remains “hot” for many days.

Red-hot, semi-molten metal pulled from the base of WTC building 7 in late October, 6 full weeks after it collapsed, (no plane collided with it, and it was still standing unscathed hours after the twin towers had already collapsed).

WTC 7 on afternoon of 9-11-01. WTC 7 is the tall

sky-scraper in the back-ground, right. Seen from WTC 1 area. The “Shock and Awe” of the Nation over the towers’ collapse likely precluded rational questioning about WTC 7.

5) Elevated values of tritium were recorded in locations A-H, but not found anywhere else in New York. The University of California found elevated values on 9/13/2001 and 9/21/2001 but only within the boundaries of the WTC. They found the elevated levels of tritium “harmless” to human health. Again, in a pure hydrogen bomb isotopes of hydrogen are fused (D + T > n + a + 17.6 MeV).

6) An Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP-type) phenomenon blacked out GSM phones, cell phones, fax machines and rescue personnel’s radios at the exact moment when the first (southern) tower started to “fall down”, i.e. at the exact moment when a small thermonuclear bomb was detonated. This is why rescuing firefighters were not warned to evacuate –their radios had mysteriously quit working. A strangely eerie afterglow was seen in the late phase of the “collapse” of both of the towers.

7) A wave of pressure was witnessed in the root or lower basement of the tower at the moment when the so-called collapse was beginning. The blast wave knocked over a photographer and a fireman close to the entrance, who was taking photos of the dust cloud. The burst of the dust cloud at the root of the tower was photographed as well. In the image on the left below is what probably was the explosion of WTC 6. The Customs building was deliberately exploded for some reason - it was not damaged because of the falling girders as they had not yet reached the roof of WTC 7 when the photo was taken. A couple of seconds later the clouds of the explosion were already partly above the roof of WTC 7, again, this was much too high-powered to be caused by typical blasting agents, including thermite – not to mention gravitational energy. This suggests it was the second hydrogen bomb in the WTC block. The first hydrogen bomb is discharging upwards (pulverized concrete) exactly as shown in the picture, and the steel structures vaporized by the bomb are already blowing out 100 meters (approx. 328 ft.) farther down. The massive cloud, caused by vaporized steel rising from the root and core of the building, is seen in the center of the picture and even more clearly in the picture at the right.

8) In the basement level, out of all the 47 ultra strong steel pillars, the steel was melted completely at the length of more than 20 meters (approx. 65 ft). Even cars were melted and burned in the basement level at “ground zero”. The pillars were far too thick for such massive pulverization via thermite, which some have suggested. An explosion of a thermonuclear bomb, on the other hand, explains the phenomenon well. (How is it even remotely possible for rational people to accept the “official story” that burning jet fuel in the upper portion of the tower melted steel columns and even cars in the basement level?)

9) Steel columns and pillars were ejected from the outer layers of the building. In the beginning of the so-called collapse, no such natural, gravitational-based energy exists that could throw steel pillars outwards from 60 to 175 meters (approx. from 170 to 574 ft.) away from the trunk of the building. Not even the most powerful cutting charges can do that. However, once again, a blast wave from a small hydrogen bomb is very capable of doing just that.

How the Towers of the World Trade Center collapsed
The airplanes did not affect the destruction of towers; they were needed instead to give the ruling neocons an excuse for instigating their odd Orwellian wars, while at the same time turning the USA into a police nation, much like the German Third Reich, to some extent. The towers took and withstood the impacts of crushing Boeing 767's. The towers were originally built and engineered to take impacts of Boeing 707's, which are approximately of the same size and were widely used in the 1970's.

Fires that burned from the fuel in the planes were too short-lasting and weak to be able to severely damage the structural integrity of the skyscrapers. Even in the most extreme situation, the heat from a kerosene fire cannot threaten the durability of a steel trunk. The temperature of carbon-based fires reach only 825 °C (approx. 1517 °F) in “ideal” enclosed furnace conditions, steel weakens at 800 °C (approx. 1470 °F) but does not actually become molten until a temperature of 1585 °C (approx. 2890 °F) is reached. In the skyscrapers of the WTC the environment simply was not at all “ideal” as there were far too many steel columns which were purposefully engineered to channel heat away from the burning area. WTC 1 burned for 102 minutes and WTC 2 for 56 minutes only. A fire burning much longer, from 10 to 20 hours in a purely ideal environment could theoretically slowly increase the burning temperature to perhaps 1100 °C (approx. 2010 °F). But that is only if there is more fuel and gasses to burn; such a fire will damage concrete and irons, but not severely damage or “melt” heavy steel construction beams and girders. Again, a fire ignited by a finite amount of jet fuel would simply not “melt” steel columns.

For example, in mid-February in Madrid, Spain, the Windsor Tower (see above) burned for over 20 hours, which created a fire many times hotter and more destructive to metal than that in the WTC, but even the damage to the Windsor Tower caused by the very strong and long-enduring fire were comparatively minimal and limited to the upper floors – and of course, it did not melt the hotel’s steel girders. Like the Windsor Towers, if either of the WTC towers had started to collapse because of fires the collapse would have been limited to only a few of the floors and then stopped as the fire became contained.

The complete and total impossibility of a “gravitational collapse” is closer seen in other documents. A gravitational collapse would produce large pieces of rubble, and a non-symmetrical toppling of the structure. Furthermore, “gravitational collapse” simply does not explain the pulverization of fine dust from concrete, the vast amounts of micron-fine “powdered” dust that was hot to the touch, and pieces of steel ejected outwards over 500 feet.

Destruction of the towers by explosions is furthermore clear according to the photographs and reports of the eye witnesses. In the picture below, a range of cutting charges have just exploded in the down left sector and a typical white cloud is formed outwards from the wall. Down right, explosions are seen as well. Even a detonation flame is seen, many stories below the point of impact.

In video tapes taken of the planned demolition of the WTC, more explosions of these cutting charges can clearly be seen. The explosions advance quickly, with a gap of a couple of floors, cutting the strong steel pillars in the outer wall. The explosions are skillfully timed so that it appears that the tower collapses occur in the same timing as in a gravitational collapse. The explosions are not completely synchronized in timing, probably a few charges are triggered by radio, and other charges explode out of the impulses of one of these charges (infrared, pressure wave).

More challenging problems to the demolition men, however, were the reinforced steel central cores of the buildings and the 47 steel pillars more robust even than the ones on the outer rounds. The pillars of the central cores were made of steel 100 + 100 mm thick, much thicker than the side armors of a battle tank. Cutting those, even with explosives, is extremely difficult. One would need to surround the whole pillars, every single pillar on every floor blasted with powerful cutting charges. These charges would have needed to be placed in such a way that the inhabitants of the skyscrapers could not notice these preparations.

As seen in the following pictures, the cores of the towers were not destroyed by thousands of powerful cutting charges of thermite as were the surrounding beams, but rather by a modern thermonuclear explosive, a small hydrogen bomb. In the picture below, a hydrogen bomb explosion, the bomb having been placed in the lowest basement level and directed to the core, shows the resulting energy wave has reached the roof of the tower and the upper parts of the outer walls. On its way up, the waves of intense hydro-fire pressure partially penetrated about 100 floors of concrete and steel. Over ten million degrees of heat created by such a hydrogen bomb sublimated all water within the concrete in seconds. The water (or more specifically the Hydrogen content in the concrete) exploded extremely quickly into 24-fold volume which then totally pulverized the concrete and steel into a fine, white, and “hot” flour-like powder. All people, all office equipment and computers that were in the buildings immediately vaporized, turning instantly into heat and light. That is why almost no human remains of the nearly 3,000 victims and/or any recognizable office equipment residue was found in the ruins – yet thousands of offices were supposedly only “collapsed” from gravity. Where are the human remains of the victims??

Also, thermonuclear radiation via hydrogen is absorbed in steel so quickly that steel heats up immediately well over its melting point 1585 °C (approx. 2890 °F) and also above its boiling point around 3000 C (approx. 5430 °F). In the pictures shown below, super hot groups of steel pillars and columns, torn from their walls by the nuclear pressure wave, are instantly sublimated. They immediately turn into a vaporized form, binding heat is then released as quickly as possible. Upwardly blooming blast clouds (a mini mushroom), are clearly visible in the picture below. Clearly, this can not be possible for a mere gravitational collapse or even for cutting charges which are used for energy release horizontally.

Here you see the brown “energy cloud” of the explosion extending well over 63 meters in either direction of the 63 meter wide tower. This incredibly potent energy wave could not have been produced by a mere gravitational “collapse”.

Storax Sedan 104 Kt shallow underground hydrogen bomb (100 times larger than the WTC nuke but yet showing the same energy release characteristics).

In the upper picture the explosion is in theory 100 times stronger than in the picture below, but in practice the difference is only four times due to the “capability of direction” of the small hydrogen bomb along a prescribed “corridor” such as the base columns of the WTC Towers.

In the picture at the right, the brown shades caused by a hydrogen bomb are seen, while the top of the tower that is already collapsing is breaking down and the posture straightens up as the hydrogen bomb pulverized the core as it has lost all its resistance. The piles point the blasts of the cutting charges.

Steel pillars are turned into dust.

Extremely hot, sublimating pieces are not created by too many demolition methods.

For comparison, pictures of subterranean nuclear explosions where the explosion is blasting onto surface and into the air:

Ess1.2 Kt

WTC 2
Banberry 10 Kt underground

Radioactivity released in the air creates shades of brown as the Electro-Magnetic Pulse knocks out all electrical devices within a specific, defined radius of the blast. (The subterranean nuke in the picture on the right is 10 times stronger than the small nuke on the left.) This is the primary reason why the FBI did not search the crime scene, and why the area was immediately cordoned off from the general public. Ground zeros of nuclear weapons are a public health risk and belong exclusively to the “experts” of FEMA.

Furthermore, normal fiery jet fuel conflagrations and planned demolitions do not remain extremely “hot” 5 to 10 days after the fires have been extinguished. However, hydrogen bomb sites remain thermally reactive and “hot” for days and even weeks. This is clearly demonstrated by the USGS calibrations of the WTC areas.

Images of the World Trade Center Site Show Thermal Hot Spots on September 16 and 23, 2001. (Downloaded directly from the USGS Website – with their commentary and explanation.)
Results of Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) remote sensing data and interpretations show the distribution and intensity of thermal hot spots in the area in and around the World Trade Center on September 16 and 23, 2001. Data collected on the 16th were processed, interpreted and released to emergency response teams on the 18th of September, 2001. The September 23 data were processed, interpreted and the results released on October 12, 2001. The images of the World Trade Center site show significant thermal hot spots on Sept. 16, 2001. By Sept. 23, 2001, most of the hot spots had cooled or the fires had been put out.

The AVIRIS instrument is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) remote sensing instrument that measures upwelling spectral radiance in the visible through short-wavelength infrared. The instrument has 224 spectral channels (bands) with wavelengths from 0.37 to 2.5 microns (micrometers).

In response to requests from the EPA through the USGS, NASA flew AVIRIS on a De Havilland Twin Otter over lower Manhattan at mid-day on September 16 and 23, 2001. For these deployments, the Twin Otter was flown at altitudes of 6,500 and 12,500 feet. The spectral data for the maps shown here were measured at 6,500 feet and have a spatial resolution (pixel spacing) of approximately 6 feet (2 meters).

AVIRIS records the near-infrared signature of heat remotely. The accompanying maps are false color images that show the core affected area around the World Trade Center. Initial analysis of these data revealed a number of thermal hot spots on September 16 in the region where the buildings collapsed 5 days earlier. Analysis of the data indicates temperatures greater than 800oF. Over 3 dozen hot spots appear in the core zone. By September 23, only 4, or possibly 5, hot spots are apparent, with temperatures cooler than those on September 16 (Thermal Figure 1).

Thermal Figure 1. Hot spots show as orange and yellow areas. Dozens of hot spots are seen on September 16, but most had cooled or the fires had been put out by September 23.

The images (larger area shown below) also show vegetated areas as green. Water appears blue, and the smoke from the fires appears as a light blue haze. White and lighter blue areas are rooftops, roads, and concrete as well as dust and debris from the collapsed buildings. Dust, probably more than a millimeter thick, appears in shades of brown around the core WTC area on the 16th.

On the September 16th, 2001 image (Thermal Figure 2), large areas around the World Trade Centers show brownish colors, indicating the debris. On September 20, 2001 there was a significant rain storm that washed away some of the dusty debris. Reduction of the distribution of dust/debris is apparent in the September 23 image (Thermal Figure 3), and can be attributed to the cleanup effort along with the rain.

There are other red/orange spots that show in the images in the area south of the World Trade Center zone. These are hot spots from chimneys or heating exhaust vents and are normal and not other uncontrolled fires.

The AVIRIS data were processed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena California where the data are calibrated to radiance and corrected for aircraft yaw, pitch, and roll. Acquisition and calibration of AVIRIS data at JPL are under the direction of Robert O. Green. The data were then transmitted to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Imaging Spectroscopy Group in Denver, Colorado, under the direction of Dr. Roger N. Clark. Atmospheric and ground calibrations were applied to derive apparent surface reflectance and maps were then made of surface materials. The USGS imaging spectroscopy group includes Dr. Gregg Swayze, Eric Livo, and Todd Hoefen.

Thermal Figure 2. AVIRIS image from September 16, 2001. Hot spots show as orange and yellow areas. Yellow is hotter than red (because of color mixing in the way the 3-color image was produced).

Thermal Figure 3. AVIRIS image from September 23, 2001. Only a couple of hot spots remain in view.

Thermal Figure 4. Index for the locations of some of the hot spots observed on September 16, 2001.

Temperature of the Hot Spots
Remote measurement of the temperature is difficult because the source of the thermal emission can be less than the field of view of the measuring instrument. In that case a thermal sensor has an ambiguous solution: a hotter temperature of a smaller area or lower temperature of a larger area can result in the same total received thermal radiation.

A spectrometer, however, overcomes the ambiguity problem above, because the shape of the thermal spectrum can be used to derive a unique temperature, and the intensity gives the area of the emitting source. If a large enough spectral range is covered, a range of temperatures and the area of each can be derived. In the near infrared spectral range of AVIRIS, reflected solar radiation also contributes to the signal. The solution to the generalized problem involving all these effects is given in Clark (1979).

We derived temperatures using two methods: calibrated radiance, and derived reflectance following Clark's (1979) methods. In derived reflectance, thermal radiation is the Planck response divided by the solar spectrum. This has several effects: 1) the data are corrected for atmospheric absorption and scattering, 2) the reflected solar component can be readily assessed and compensated for, and 3) the ratio of the Black-Body response by the solar spectrum produces a very steep curve that is readily distinguishable from reflected sunlight and reflectance of surface materials.

Simple temperature derivation from derived reflectance is illustrated in Thermal Figure 5a and b. Here the hot spot is assumed to fill the pixel. The thermal response of hot spot A (from Thermal Figure 4) shows the AVIRIS response higher than the 800 kelvin curve. The 800 Kelvin temperature is a lower limit to the temperature. While the upper limit might be the 900 Kelvin curve, we see the slopes do not match. As temperatures increase, the peak in Black Body emission moves to shorter wavelengths and the slope of the curve decreases at positions on the short wavelength side of the peak (the case here).

Hot spot C (Thermal Figure 5b) shows similar effects. For hot spots covering the full area of the pixel, the temperature must be greater than 700 Kelvin. At about 1.3 microns, the model at 800 Kelvin matches the AVIRIS data, but the 800 Kelvin curve has a higher slope. This indicates the hot spot is smaller than the size of the pixel, but hotter than 800 Kelvin.

Solutions that include reflected solar radiation, hot spot temperature and hot spot area are shown in Thermal Figures 6a and b. Hot spot A, which from Thermal Figure 5 has a temperature greater than 800 Kelvin, is found to have a 1000 Kelvin temperature in a spot covering ~15% of a pixel, or 0.56 square meter. Similarly, hot spot C is found to have a 900 kelvin temperature over 20% of a pixel, or 0.8 square meter.

The sensitivity of the solution of area and temperature is illustrated in Thermal Figure 7. An excellent fit is obtained for hot spot C with a 900 Kelvin spot filling 20% of the pixel. At 1000 Kelvin, only 8% is required but the fit is noticeably worse. For temperatures in the 800-1000 Kelvin range, temperature accuracy is estimated to be ± 30 Kelvin and the area ± 5%. For smaller spots, like spot G in Table 1, the temperature accuracy is similar, but the accuracy on such small areas is approximately +5%, -0.5%. For example, decreasing the temperature to 1000 Kelvin (from 1020 Kelvin) on spot G increases the fractional area to about 5%.

Positions, temperatures and equivalent areas for hot spots A-H are given in Table 1 and the geometrically rectified location map is shown in Thermal Figure 8.

Thermal Figure 5a.

Thermal Figure 5b

Thermal Figure 6a

Thermal Figure 6b

Thermal Figure 7.

Table 1 Thermal Hot Spot Data

Location
Temperature
Area

Hot Spot
N Latitude
W Longitude
(Kelvin)
% FOV
sq meter

A
40o 42' 47.18"
74o 00' 41.43"
1000
15
0.56

B
40o 42' 47.14"
74o 00' 43.53"
830
2
0.08

C
40o 42' 42.89"
74o 00' 48.88"
900
20
0.8

D
40o 42' 41.99"
74o 00' 46.94"
790
20
0.8

E
40o 42' 40.58"
74o 00' 50.15"
710
10
0.4

F
40o 42' 38.74"
74o 00' 46.70"
700
10
0.4

G
40o 42' 39.94"
74o 00' 45.37"
1020
1
0.04

H
40o 42' 38.60"
74o 00' 43.51"
820
2
0.08

Positions are in degrees-minutes-decimal seconds, datum WGS84.
Position accuracy is estimated to be approximately +/- 6 meters (18 feet).

Thermal Figure 8. Geometrically rectified image of the WTC core region showing hot spot locations.

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You have not proved it waas the US government

This is a bash the USA hit peice. May I suggest you move to Canada.

Thats true granger, but

the Government has destroyed evidence, continues to ignore repeated requests for further information about questionable issues and regularly does and says things that invite consipiracy theory. If they want to prove a plane hit the pentagon why not show one of the 300 videos from a camera that would clear it up instantly?

Why? Because no plane hit the pentagon. The offical story is the plane "vaporized". Just like the one in Penn. Seems all 4 planes vaporized on 9/11. That's spectacular!

You can't proove the US government did it

Ron Paul teaches us, that there are somethings we can not prove, but we can question, and we can use what evidense has been released against them, as he did to Rudy Guilani in an 07 presidentail debate.

If the US government were a

If the US government were a person, there may not yet be enough concrete evidence to convict it of first degree (mass) murder.... But there is more than enough to put it away for manslaughter. Not to mention innumerable counts of obstruction of justice!!

Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy. -Ron Paul 7/10/03

There is no doubt

in my mind our government was complicit in allowing the attacks to proceed and to perhaps even assist, however the premise of a nuke being utilized strains the limits of credibility. The risk of some type of discovery far outweighed any type of gains to be made. The channeled construction system utilized in the WTC to allow the elevator systems to function ensured that total destruction would be accomplished with out the need for any type of nukes.

If not us than who?

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It does

strain the limits, but if you look at the highly elevated tritium levels in the area and how Lawrence Livermore labs wrote it off as coming from the "exit signs on the planes, and the gun sights of the officers that died that day," you will see that that explanation is ludicrous on its face.

The burned out cars, the powdered concrete, and the molten steel at the base for 6 weeks is what is most troubling to me. That is not caused by Kerosene. (jet fuel)

Concrete does not turn into dust in a gravitational collapse before it hits the ground. It breaks into chunks.

I think it is plausible that a combination of things were used. There were conventional secondary blasts as seen and felt by many. I have met, spoken with, and seen presentations from William Rodriguez ,Dr. S. Jones, and Col. Bob Bowman.
I've done over 400+ hours of research into this subject since Sept 12th, 2001, and there are still things that just don't quite make sense. I KNOW that it wasn't from kerosene.

Discounting kerosene

as the reason for the molten metal might be in error. Fires with enough draft become incredibly strong. An example might be the fire bombing of the city of Dresden in Germany during WW II. The fires raged at such strength that a draft was caused which would suck in individuals from blocks away, and this was merely a wood fueled fire initiated with incendiary bombs. The scores of floors below the impact sites and the compromising of the fire doors on stairways were enough to produce an up draft which would create a blow torch effect fueled by, as you call it kerosene.
The powdered concrete is a common by product of any type of demolition whether controlled or accidental. I have experience in demolition and can share a film I have made of an incredibly strong but obsolete bridge we took down two years ago. The pillars were totally pulverized using a few hundred pounds of explosives. These explosives had no where near the kinetic energy the top floors of the Towers had while coming down which created an exponential increase in force. If you'd care to see it I'll send you a link where it is. Has a good soundtrack of Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction" as accompaniment.

If not us than who?

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Even

with a perfect air to fuel ratio, kerosene cannot burn hot enough to melt construction grade steel. Not to mention that the rest of the structure would have wicked away the heat like a heat sink.

(see Windsor fire)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVAA-KG57q0
It burned all night without collapsing. There are many other examples of other buildings doing the same.

Propane burns hotter than pooled kerosene. If the official story was true, then there wouldn't be a camp stove, or a bbq grill in existence that wouldn't have already melted.

Concrete does not turn to powder without the help of explosive force. The structure disintegrated before it hit the ground, not when it hit the ground. Even if it did, it would still not be turned into talcum powder sized particles that were spread from one end of the island to the other.

These were award winning "redundantly designed" (meaning if a hole was punched in the structure that the rest of it would compensate) buildings designed to withstand sustained winds of 150 mph, and MULTIPLE impacts from a 707, which is not much different in size from the modern day 767.

It just doesn't add up. (to me)

dense black smoke visible

... proves that the fires were no where near optimum burn and in fact were far far below the temps needed to even weaken the steel beams. Or you could simply look at the photo of the woman standing in the gaping hole as the fires were supposedly weakening the steel ... why isn't this woman on fire? Then you need to consider the way in which steel frames rapidly transfer heat away from source via conduction. Also think about the 230 vertical perimeter columns and the 47 massive central columns ... which according to NIST's own analysis should still have been standing after the ridiculous "pancake" theory about the floors ( which itself is ludicrous ). If any portion of the official story was true, then what we should have observed would be a limited chaotic asymmetrical partial collapse which should have rapidly lost downward momentum and stopped altogether within ten floors of the impact. Free-fall collapse is only possible with timed demolition charges ( which are clearly visible roughly ten floors below the cascading demolition in multiple videos ).

I have discussed the nuke theory with a nuclear de-contamination team member who was on site within 8 hours of the attacks - (s)he? stated to me categorically they found no radiation on the scene whatsoever. I trust this individual but also allow for the possibility that insiders may have simply sabotaged their equipment...

Thats what I used to think too

But, the tactical nuke theory is making more sense. In reality HOW the buildings were brought down isn't all that important. The fact that they were exploded is proof enough that we were lied to.

The reason this is so important to the freedom movement is because 9/11 is given as the reason for 11 years of war and the destruction of the constitution...not to mention the ever growing orwellian police state we are being surrounded by.

Here is a good book on the subject...

"The New Pearl Harbor."

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

If one or more tactical nukes

had been used there would be a radioisotope plume. If you are attempting to distill the "concrete evidence" then how about addressing this important fact.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Not if they were subterranean, possibly planted long ago

as a requirement for insurance purposes, considering the novel nature of these buildings as massive solid-steel albatrosses.

Subterranean nuclear explosions would not result in the expected measurable radioactivity. But note, too, the pyroclastic flow: this is only known to occur in nuclear explosions and volcanic eruptions.

It should be made clear that Ground Zero workers had their teeth fall out, gums bleed, nose bleeds, and more: all signs of nuclear isotope exposure.

Are all those New York City

Are all those New York City responders, workers and residents sick because of asbestos dust or radiation? Jet fuel/office fires do not create enough heat to melt & vaporize steel what does? what were the radiation levels in New York?

Thermite burns hot enough to melt steel.

Do a YouTube search for thermite and watch it in action.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

And keep in Mind that Mr. Rockefeller himself, Mr. Trillionairre

owned the WTC and IS the Port Authority and:

a) owns the Shanksville mine pit, a coal mine reclaim (listed as a Citigroup asset)
b) owns also, by proxy, the Pentagon (and therefore the extorsion of some 2.5 trillion under the auspices of Dov "Dual National" Zakheim

The tactical nukes were in the basement (underground)

and accompanied conventional explosives. It's all in the public domain...all you have to do is take the time to do the research.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/06/29/911-have-we-been-bam...

http://www.ae911truth.org/en/home.html

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"9/11 is the key to the awakening of the masses." Now that's funny. Wake me up when you've acquired enough evidence to prove in court that the gubbmint attacked us on 9/11 and not Al Qaeda.

I find this a good point

If it's any kind of key, why isn't it unlocking any doors?

Which one came first, 9/11 or the Paul GOP presidential campaign? Which initiative has produced more results? Which one galvanised more people to action? Which one raised more funds and got more air time?

Is it the movement that brings people in and exposes them to many new ideas or the one that insists that it is the ONLY idea?

And one question for those who insist on making this a central issue: let's say we prove everything you say is true. What then? High profile trials while the Fed and the banksters carve up what's left of the nation? Blue-ribbon fact-finding congressional panels? Some ceremonial heads role? OK what then?

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Wow. You are embarassing yourself by making such an

uneducated and unresearched statement. Summaries below. Go to the link to verifiy each item.

http://www.wanttoknow.info/9-11cover-up10pg

1980s: Osama bin Laden runs a front organization for the mujaheddin—Islamic freedom fighters rebelling against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The CIA secretly backs the mujaheddin. Pakistan's Prime Minister Bhutto, understanding the ferocity of Islamic extremism, tells then President George Bush, "You are creating a Frankenstein." [MSNBC, 8/24/98, Newsweek, 10/1/01, more]

1994: Two attacks take place which involve hijacking planes to crash them into buildings, including one by an Islamic militant group. In a third attack, a lone pilot crashes a plane at the White House. Yet after Sept. 11, over and over aviation and security officials say they are shocked that terrorists could have hijacked airliners and crashed them into landmark buildings. [New York Times, 10/3/01]

1996: The Saudi Arabian government is financially supporting Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda and other extremist groups. After 9/11, the Bush Administration does not to confront the Saudi leadership over its support of terror organizations and its refusal to help in the investigation. [New Yorker, 10/22/01, more]

1996-1999: The CIA officer in charge of operations against Al Qaeda from Washington writes, "I speak with firsthand experience (and for several score of CIA officers) when I state categorically that during this time senior White House officials repeatedly refused to act on sound intelligence that provided multiple chances to eliminate Osama bin Laden." [Los Angeles Times, 12/5/04]

1996-2001: Federal authorities have known for years that suspected terrorists with ties to bin Laden were receiving flight training at schools in the US and abroad. One convicted terrorist confessed that his planned role in a terror attack was to crash a plane into CIA headquarters. [Washington Post, 9/23/01]

1996-Sept 11, 2001: Taliban envoys repeatedly discuss turning bin Laden over, but the US wants to be handed bin Laden directly, and the Taliban want to turn him over to some third country. About 20 more meetings on giving up bin Laden take place up till 9/11, all fruitless. [Washington Post, 10/29/01]

1997: Former National Security Advisor Brzezinski publishes a book portraying Eurasia as the key to world power, and Central Asia with its vast oil reserves as the key to domination of Eurasia. He states that for the US to maintain its global primacy, it must prevent any adversary from controlling that region. He notes that because of popular resistance to US military expansionism, his ambitious strategy can't be implemented "except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat." [The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives]

1998: An Oklahoma City FBI agent sends a memo warning that "large numbers of Middle Eastern males" are getting flight training and could be planning terrorist attacks. [CBS, 5/30/02] A separate CIA intelligence report asserts that Arab terrorists are planning to fly a bomb-laden aircraft into the WTC (World Trade Center). [New York Times, 9/19/02, Senate Intelligence Committee, 9/18/02, more]

Aug 1998: Within minutes of each other, truck bombs blow up the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing more than 220. For some of the time that bin Laden's men were plotting to blow up the two embassies, US intelligence was tapping their phones. [Newsweek, 10/1/01]

Dec 1998: A Time magazine cover story entitled "The Hunt for Osama," reports that bin Laden may be planning his boldest move yet - a strike on Washington or possibly New York City. [Time, 12/21/98]

Late 1998-Early 2000: On at least three occasions, spies in Afghanistan report bin Laden's location. Each time, the president approves an attack. Each time, the CIA Director says the information is not reliable enough and the attack cannot go forward. [New York Times, 12/30/01, more]

Sept 1999: A US intelligence report states bin Laden and Al-Qaeda terrorists could crash an aircraft into the Pentagon. The Bush administration claims not to have heard of this report until May 2002, though it was widely shared within the government. [CNN, 5/18/02, AP, 5/18/02, Guardian, 5/19/02]

Nov 1999: The head of Australia's security services admits the Echelon global surveillance system exists. The US still denies it exists. BBC describes Echelon's power as "astounding." Every international telephone call, fax, e-mail, or radio transmission can be listened to by powerful computers capable of voice recognition. They home in on key words, or patterns of messages. [BBC, 11/3/99]

Jan 2000: George Bush Sr. meets with the bin Laden family on behalf of the Carlyle Group. He also met with them in 1998. Bush's chief of staff could not remember that this meeting took place until shown a thank you note confirming the meeting. [Wall Street Journal, 9/27/01, Guardian, 10/31/01]

Summer 2000: A secret military operation named Able Danger identifies four future 9/11 hijackers, including lead hijacker Mohamed Atta, as a potential threat and members of Al Qaeda. Yet none of this is mentioned later in the 9/11 Commissions' final report. When questioned, the 9/11 commission's chief spokesman initially says that staff members briefed about Able Danger did not remember hearing anything about Atta. Days later, however, after provided detailed information, he says the uniformed officer who briefed two staff members had indeed mentioned Atta. [New York Times, 8/11/05, more]

Sept 2000: The think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC) writes the blueprint for a global "Pax Americana." Written for the Bush team before the 2000 election, Rebuilding America's Defenses is a plan for maintaining global US preeminence and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests. The plan shows Bush intends to take control of the Persian Gulf whether or not Saddam Hussein is in power. It advocates the transformation of the US military. But, "the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbour". [BBC, 2/14/07, Sunday Herald, 9/7/02, read report, more]

2000 - 2001: The military conducts exercises simulating what the White House later says is unimaginable: hijacked airliners used as weapons to crash into targets and cause mass casualties. One imagined target is the WTC. [USA Today, 4/19/04] Another is the Pentagon. [Military District of Washington (Army), 11/3/00]

Jan 2001: A flight school alerts the FAA. Hijacker Hani Hanjour lacks English and flying skills needed for his commercial pilot's license. An FAA official then sits next to him in class. The official offers a translator to help him pass, but the flight school says this is against the rules. [AP, 5/10/02] Yet despite poor flying skills, official reports later state Hanjour executes a 330 to 360 degree turn of AA Flight 77 over Washington on 9/11 in under four minutes and manages a precision hit on the Pentagon. [NY Times, 10/16/01, NTSB, 2/19/02]

Jan 2001: After the elections, US intelligence agencies are told to "back off" investigating the bin Ladens and Saudi royals. There have always been constraints on investigating Saudis. [BBC, 11/6/01, more]

Spring 2001: Military and government documents are released that seek to legitimize the use of US military force in the pursuit of oil. One article advocates presidential subterfuge in the promotion of conflict and "explicitly urge[s] painting over the US's actual reasons for warfare as a necessity for mobilizing public support for a conflict." [Sydney Morning Herald, 12/26/02, more]

May 2001: US security chiefs reject Sudan's offer to turn over voluminous files about bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Sudan has made this offer repeatedly since 1995. [Guardian, 9/30/01, more]

May 2001: Secretary of State Powell gives $43 million in aid to the Taliban government. [Los Angeles Times, 5/22/01, CNN 5/17/01] This follows $113 million given in 2000. [State Dept. Fact Sheet, 12/11/01]

May 2001: The US introduces "Visa Express" program allowing any Saudi Arabian to obtain visas through their travel agent instead of appearing at a consulate in person. [US News and World Report, 12/12/01] Five hijackers use Visa Express to enter the US. [Congressional Intelligence Committee, 9/20/02]

May-Aug 2001: A number of the 9/11 hijackers make at least six trips to Las Vegas. These "fundamentalist" Muslims drink alcohol, frequent strip clubs, and smoke hashish. Some even have strippers perform lap dances for them. [San Francisco Chronicle, 10/4/01, Newsweek, 10/15/01]

June 13, 2001: Egyptian President Mubarak through his intelligence services warns the US that bin Laden's Islamic terrorist network is threatening to kill Bush and other G8 leaders at their July economic summit meeting in Italy. The terrorists plan to use a plane stuffed with explosives. [NY Times, 9/26/01]

June 28, 2001: CIA Director George J. Tenet has been "nearly frantic" with concern. A written intelligence summary for national security adviser Condoleezza Rice says: "It is highly likely that a significant al Qaeda attack is in the near future, within several weeks." Rice will later claim that everyone was taken by complete surprise by the 9/11 attack. By late summer, one senior political appointee says, Tenet had repeated this threat "so often that people got tired of hearing it." [Washington Post, 5/17/02]

July 4-14, 2001: Bin Laden reportedly receives kidney treatment from Canadian-trained Dr. Callaway at the American Hospital in Dubai. Telephoned several times, the doctor declines to answer questions. During his stay, bin Laden allegedly is visited by one or two CIA officers. [Guardian, 11/1/01, Sydney Morning Herald, 10/31/01, Times of London, 11/1/01, UPI, 11/1/01, more]

July 10, 2001: A Phoenix FBI agent sends a memorandum warning about Middle Eastern men taking flight lessons. He suspects bin Laden's followers and recommends a national program to check visas of suspicious flight-school students. The memo is sent to two FBI counter-terrorism offices, but no action is taken. [New York Times, 5/21/02] Vice President Cheney says in May 2002 that he opposes releasing this memo to congressional leaders or to the media and public. [CNN, 5/20/02]

July 24, 2001: Larry Silverstein's $3.2 billion 99-year lease of the WTC is finalized. Silverstein hopes to win $7 billion in insurance from the destruction of the WTC towers. [NY Times, 02/16/03, Newsday, 09/25/02]

July 26, 2001: Attorney General Ashcroft stops flying commercial airlines due to a threat assessment. [CBS, 7/26/01] He later walks out of his office rather than answer questions about this. [AP, 5/16/02, more]

Late July 2001: The US and UN ignore warnings from the Taliban foreign minister that bin Laden is planning an imminent huge attack on US soil. The FBI and CIA also fail to take seriously warnings that Islamic fundamentalists have enrolled in flight schools across the US. [Independent, 9/7/02, more]

Summer 2001: Intelligence officials know that al Qaeda both hopes to use planes as weapons and seeks to strike a violent blow within the US, despite government claims following 9/11 that the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks came "like bolts from the blue." [Wall Street Journal, 09/19/02, CNN, 9/12/02]

Summer 2001: Russian President Putin later says publicly that he ordered his intelligence agencies to alert the US of suicide pilots training for attacks on US targets. [Fox, 5/17/02]

Late summer 2001: Jordanian intelligence agents go to Washington to warn that a major attack is planned inside the US and that aircraft will be used. Christian Science Monitor calls the story "confidently authenticated" even though Jordan later backs away from it. [CS Monitor, 5/23/02]

Aug 5-11, 2001: Israel warns US of an imminent Al Qaeda attack. [Fox News, 5/17/02]

Aug 6, 2001: President Bush is warned by US intelligence that bin Laden might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. The White House waits eight months after 9/11 to reveal this fact. [New York Times, 5/16/02] Titled "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US," the intelligence briefing specifically mentions the World Trade Center. Yet Bush later states the briefing "said nothing about an attack on America." [CNN, 4/12/04, Washington Post, 4/12/04, White House, 4/11/04, CNN, 4/10/04, Intelligence Briefing, 8/6/01, more]

Aug 22, 2001: Top counter-terrorism expert John O'Neill quits the FBI due to repeated obstruction of his al-Qaeda investigations and a power play against him. He was the government's "most committed tracker of bin Laden and al-Qaeda." The next day he starts a new job as head of security at the WTC. He is killed weeks later in the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attack. [New Yorker, 1/14/02]

Aug 24, 2001: Frustrated with lack of response from FBI headquarters about detained suspect Moussaoui, the Minnesota FBI begins working with the CIA. The CIA sends alerts calling him a "suspect 747 airline suicide hijacker." Three days later an FBI Minnesota supervisor says he is trying to make sure that Moussaoui does not "take control of a plane and fly it into the World Trade Center." [Senate Intelligence Committee, 10/17/02] FBI headquarters chastises Minnesota FBI for notifying the CIA. [Time, 5/21/02] FBI Director Mueller will later say "there was nothing the agency could have done to anticipate and prevent the [9/11] attacks." [Senate Intelligence Committee, 9/18/02, more]

Sept 10, 2001: A particularly urgent warning may have been received the night before the attacks, causing some top Pentagon brass to cancel a trip. "Why that same information was not available to the 266 people who died aboard the four hijacked commercial aircraft may become a hot topic on the Hill." [Newsweek, 9/13/01] "A group of top Pentagon officials suddenly canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security concerns." [Newsweek, 9/24/01, more]

Sept 10, 2001: Former president Bush is with a brother of Osama bin Laden at a Carlyle business conference. The conference is interrupted the next day by the attacks. [Washington Post, 3/16/03]

Sept 10, 2001: Defense Secretary Rumsfeld announces that by some estimates the Department of Defense "cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions." CBS later calculates that 25% of the yearly defense budget is unaccounted for. A defense analyst says, "The books are cooked routinely year after year." [DOD, 9/10/01, CBS, 1/29/02] This announcement was buried by the next day's news of 9/11.

Sept 11, 2001: Warren Buffett, the second richest man on Earth [BBC, 6/22/01], schedules a charity event inside Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. A small group of business leaders attend, including at least one who would otherwise have died in the WTC. [SF Business Times, 2/1/02, Forbes 10/15/01] Bush flies to this same base that day, where there is an underground command center. [CNN, 9/12/01, CBS, 9/11/02]

Sept 11, 2001: Recovery experts extract data from 32 WTC computer drives revealing a surge in financial transactions. Illegal transfers of over $100 million may have been made through some WTC computer systems immediately before and during the disaster. [Reuters, 12/18/01, CNN, 12/20/01, more]

Sept 11, 2001: In what the government describes as a bizarre coincidence, a US intelligence agency (the National Reconnaissance Office or NRO) was all set for an exercise at 9 AM on September 11th in which an aircraft would crash into one of its buildings near Washington, DC. [AP, 8/22/02] Four wargames were also in progress at the time of the attacks. [C-SPAN Congressional Testimony, 3/11/05, more]

Sept 11, 2001: The entire continental United States is defended by only seven air bases and 14 military jets. [CNN, 9/9/03, Newsday, 9/23/01]

September 11, 2001—Timeline for the Day of the Attacks

Department of Defense (6/1/01) and FAA (7/12/01) procedure: In the event of a hijacking, the FAA hijack coordinator on duty at Washington headquarters requests the military to provide escort aircraft. Normally, NORAD escort aircraft take the required action. The FAA notifies the National Military Command Center by the most expeditious means. [DOD/, 6/1/01, FAA, 7/12/01, FAA 7/12/01]

If NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) hears of any difficulties in the skies, they begin the work to scramble jet fighters [take off and intercept aircraft that are off course]. Between Sep 2000 and June 2001 fighters were scrambled 67 times. [AP, 8/12/02] When the Lear jet of golfer Payne Stewart didn't respond in 1999, F-16 interceptors were quickly dispatched. According to an Air Force timeline, a series of military planes provided an emergency escort to Payne's stricken Lear about 20 minutes after ground controllers lost contact with his plane.[Dallas Morning News, 10/26/99, more]

8:20 AM (est.): Air traffic controllers suspect Flight 11 has been hijacked. [NY Times, 9/15/01, more]

8:40 AM: NORAD is notified of hijacking. [NY Times, 10/16/01, 8:38 AM Washington Post, 9/15/01]

8:46 AM: Flight 11 crashes into the WTC (World Trade Center) north tower. [approximately 26 minutes after controllers lost contact][New York Times, 9/12/01]

8:46 AM: President Bush later states, "I was sitting outside the classroom and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was on." [CNN, 12/4/01] "When we walked into the classroom, I had seen this plane fly into the first building." [White House, 1/5/02] There was no live coverage of the first crash on TV and President Bush was in a classroom reading with children at the time of the second crash. How could he possibly have seen an airplane thit the tower?

8:52 AM: Two F-15s take off from Otis Air Force Base. [Washington Post, 9/15/01] They go after Flight 175. Major General Paul Weaver, director of the Air National Guard, states "the pilots flew like a scalded ape, topping 500 mph but were unable to catch up to the airliner. We had a nine-minute window, and in excess of 100 miles to intercept 175,'' he said. ''There was just literally no way.'' [Dallas Morning News, 9/15/01] F-15's fly at up to 2.5 times the speed of sound [1875 mph or 30+ miles a minute or 270+ miles in nine minutes] and are designed for low-altitude, high-speed, precision attacks. [BBC]

8:56 AM: By this time, it is evident that Flight 77 is lost. The FAA, already in contact with the Pentagon about the two hijackings out of Boston, reportedly doesn't notify NORAD of this until 9:24, 28 minutes later. [see 9:10 AM for comparison, New York Times, 10/16/01]

9:03 AM: Flight 175 crashes into the south WTC tower. [23 minutes after NORAD notified, 43 minutes after air traffic control lost contact with pilots][New York Times, 9/12/01, CNN, 9/12/01]

9:10 AM: Major General Paul Weaver states Flight 77 came back on the (radar) scope at 9:10 in West Virginia. [Dallas Morning News, 9/15/01] Another report states the military was notified of Flight 77 several minutes after 9:03. [Washington Post, 9/15/01]

9:24 AM [? - see above]: The FAA, who 28 minutes earlier had discovered Flight 77 off course and heading east over West Virginia, reportedly notifies NORAD. A Pentagon spokesman says, "The Pentagon was simply not aware that this aircraft was coming our way." [Newsday, 9/23/01, New York Times, 10/16/01] Yet since the first crash, military officials in a Pentagon command center were urgently talking to law enforcement and air traffic control officials about what to do. [New York Times, 9/15/01]

9:28 AM: Air traffic control learns that Flight 93 has been hijacked. [MSNBC, 7/30/02]

9:38 AM: Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon. [42 minutes or more after contact was lost, one hour after NORAD notification of first hijacking][New York Times, 10/16/01, 9:43 CNN, 9/12/01]

9:59 AM: The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses. [New York Times, 9/12/01]

10:10 AM: Flight 93 crashes in Pennsylvania. [42 minutes after contact was lost, 90 minutes after NORAD notification of first hijacking. What happened to sophisticated military radar systems and jet fighter scramble procedures? ][CNN, 9/12/02]

10:28 AM: The World Trade Center north tower collapses. [CNN, 9/12/01, NY Times, 9/12/01]

5:20 PM: Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapses. [CNN, 9/12/01] Though the media claims fires brought the building down, the building's owner Larry Silverstein later recounts the story of the collapse of this 47-story skyscraper in a PBS documentary America Rebuilds, "I remember getting a call from the fire department commander. ... I said ... maybe the smartest thing to do is to pull it. And they made that decision to pull, and then we watched the building collapse." [PBS Documentary, more]

Sept 11, 2001: Did the Air Force send up planes after the hijacked aircraft? The Air Force won't say. It says they keep about 20 F-15 and F-16 fighters on duty with Air National Guards along the nation's coastline, ready to inspect unknown aircraft entering U.S. airspace. "We can scramble and be airborne in a matter of minutes," said an Air Force spokesperson. Some airline pilots are wondering whether the FAA did enough to try to prevent the crashes. [Wall Street Journal, 09/14/01]

Sept 11, 2001: Six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the hijacked airliners make a tape recording describing the events, but the tape is later destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a transcript or even listening to it. [Washington Post, 5/6/04, New York Times, 5/6/04]

Sept 11, 2001: Hours after the attacks, a "shadow government" is formed. Key congressional leaders say they didn't know President Bush had established this government-in-waiting. Some Congressmen state the administration should have conferred about its plans. [CBS, 3/2/02, Washington Post, 3/2/02, more]

Sept 11, 2001: A National Public Radio correspondent states: "I spoke with Congressman Ike Skelton who said that just recently the director of the CIA warned that there could be an attack - an imminent attack - on the United States of this nature. So this is not entirely unexpected." [NPR, 9/11/01]

Sept 12, 2001: Senator Orrin Hatch says the US was monitoring bin Laden supporters and overheard them discussing the attack. [AP, 9/12/01] Why has the media not explored the fact that the US could monitor private communications of al-Qaeda on 9/11?

Sept 13-19, 2001: Members of bin Laden's family are driven or flown under FBI supervision to a secret assembly point in Texas and then to Washington, where they leave the country on a private plane when most flights were still grounded. Top White House officials personally approve these evacuations. [New York Times, 9/4/03, Boston Globe, 9/20/01, New York Times, 9/30/01, more]

Sept 14, 2001: The two black boxes for Flight 77 are found. [PBS, 9/14/01] FBI Director Robert Mueller later says Flight 77's data recorder provides altitude, speed, headings and other information, but the voice recorder contains "nothing useful." [CBS, 2/23/02] Yet they refuse to release the recordings.

Sept 15-16, 2001: U.S. military sources give the FBI information that several of the 9/11 hijackers, including leader Mohamed Atta, may have received training at U.S. military installations. Three hijackers listed their address on drivers licenses and car registrations as the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. Atta graduated from the US International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The media drops the story after the Air Force issues a statement saying that while the names are similar, "we are probably not talking about the same people." [Newsweek, 9/15/01, Washington Post, 9/16/01, Los Angeles Times, 9/15/01, more] Yet the military provides no detailed information to refute the claims in these articles.

Sept 19, 2001: The FBI claims that there may have been six hijacking teams on the morning of 9/11. [New York Times, 9/19/01] Authorities have identified teams that total as many as 50 infiltrators who supported or carried out the strikes. About 40 of the men have been accounted for. [Los Angeles Times, 9/13/01] Yet only one person, Moussaoui, is later charged.

Sept 20-23, 2001: "Five of the alleged hijackers have emerged, alive, innocent and astonished to see their names and photographs appearing on satellite television. ... The hijackers were using stolen identities, and investigators are studying the possibility that the entire suicide squad consisted of impostors." [quote from London Times, 9/20/01, see also BBC]. Yet these same individuals are later officially established as the 9/11 hijackers in the 2004 9/11 Commission Report. For more on this, click here.

Oct 2, 2001: The Patriot Act is introduced in Congress. The next day, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D) accuses the Bush administration of reneging on an agreement on this anti-terrorist bill. [Washington Post, 10/4/01] Anthrax letters are sent to Leahy and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D) on October 9. [CNN, 11/18/01]

Oct 10-11, 2001: After consulting with the FBI and CDC, Iowa State University in Ames destroys anthrax spores collected over seven decades. On Oct 25, the White House homeland security director confirms publicly the anthrax letters sent to Leahy and others contained the Ames strain. [New York Times, 11/9/01]

Nov 12, 2001—Mar 25, 2002: 13 renowned microbiologists mysteriously die over the span of less than five months. All but one are killed or murdered under unusual circumstances. Some are world leaders in developing weapons-grade biological plagues. Others are the best in figuring out how to stop millions from dying because of biological weapons. Still others are experts in the theory of bioterrorism. [Globe and Mail, 5/4/02] Nov 12: Benito Que, 52, an expert in infectious diseases—killed in carjacking, later deemed possible stroke. [Globe and Mail, 5/4/02] Nov. 16: Don Wiley, 57, one of the world's leading researchers of deadly viruses—body found in Mississippi River. [CNN, 12/22/01] Nov 21: Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, 64, an expert in adapting germs and viruses for military use—stroke. [New York Times, 11/23/01] Dec 10: Dr. Robert Schwartz, 57, a leading researcher on DNA sequencing analysis—slain at home. [Washington Post, 12/12/01] Dec 14: Nguyen Van Set, 44, his research organization had just come to fame for discovering a virus which can be modified to affect smallpox—dies in an airlock in his lab. [Sydney Morning Herald, 12/12/01] Jan 2002: Ivan Glebov (bandit attack) and Alexi Brushlinski (killed in Moscow), both world-renowned members of the Russian Academy of Science. [Pravda, 2/9/02] Feb 9: Victor Korshunov, 56, head of the microbiology sub-faculty at the Russian State Medical University—killed by cranial injury. [Pravda, 2/9/02] Feb 11: Ian Langford, 40, one of Europe's leading experts on environmental risk—murdered in home. [London Times, 2/13/02] Feb 28 (2): Tanya Holzmayer, 46, helped create drugs that interfere with replication of the virus that causes AIDS, and Guyang Huang, 38, a brilliant scholar highly regarded in genetics—murder/suicide. [San Jose Mercury News, 2/28/02] Mar 24: David Wynn-Williams, 55, an astrobiologist with NASA Ames Research Center—killed while jogging. [London Times, 3/27/02] Mar 25: Steven Mostow, 63, an expert on the threat of bioterrorism—private plane crash. [KUSA TV/NBC, 3/26/02]

Dec 2001: The US engineers the rise to power of a former Unocal Oil employee, Hamid Karzai, as the interim president of Afghanistan. Looking at the map of the big US bases in Afghanistan, one is struck that they are identical to the route of the projected oil pipeline. [Chicago Tribune, 3/18/02, more]

Dec 25, 2001: Leading structural engineers and fire-safety experts believe the investigation into the collapse of the WTC is "inadequate." They note that the current team of 20 or so investigators has inadequate financial and staff support, has been prevented from interviewing witnesses and from examining the disaster site. They couldn't even get detailed blueprints of the World Trade Center. The decision to rapidly recycle the steel beams from the WTC means definitive answers may never be known. [New York Times, 12/25/01]

Jan 1, 2002: Zalamy Khalilzad is appointed by Bush as special envoy to Afghanistan. [BBC, 1/1/02, Chicago Tribune, 3/18/02] Khalilzad once lobbied for the Taliban and worked for an American oil company that sought concessions for pipelines in Afghanistan. [Independent, 1/10/02]

Jan 4, 2002: An editorial in the respected trade magazine Fire Engineering states that there is good reason to believe that the "official investigation," blessed by FEMA, into the WTC collapse is a "half-baked farce" that may already have been commandeered by political forces whose primary interests are clearly not full disclosure. "Respected members of the fire protection engineering community are beginning to raise red flags, and a resonating theory has emerged: The structural damage from the planes and the explosive ignition of jet fuel in themselves were not enough to bring down the towers." [Fire Engineering, 1/02]

Jan 24, 2002: Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle claims that on this day Cheney calls him and urges that no 9/11 inquiry be made. He is repeatedly pressured thereafter. [CNN, 1/29/02, Newsweek, 2/4/02, more]

Feb 6, 2002: CIA Director Tenet tells a Senate hearing that there was no 9/11 intelligence failure. When asked about the CIA on 9/11, he states that the 9/11 plot was "in the heads of three or four people." He rejects any suggestion that the CIA failed to do its job. [USA Today, 2/7/02]

Feb 21, 2002: A ban on poppy growing by the Taliban in July 2000 along with severe droughts reduced Afghanistan's opium yield by 91% in 2001. Yet the UN expects its 2002 opium crop to be equivalent to the bumper one of three years ago. Afghanistan is the source of 75% of the world's heroin. [Guardian, 2/21/02] Why is the US unable to control opium production which had almost stopped?

Mar 2, 2002: The 9/11 collapse of the 47-story WTC building 7 was the first time a modern, steel-reinforced high-rise in the US has ever collapsed in a fire. [New York Times, 3/2/02] Building 7 was where the SEC was storing files related to numerous Wall Street investigations. The files for approximately 3,000 to 4,000 cases were destroyed. [National Law Journal, 9/17/01] Lost files include documents that could show the relationship between Citigroup and the WorldCom bankruptcy. [The Street, 8/9/02, more]

Mar 13, 2002: Bush says of bin Laden: "I truly am not that concerned about him." [White House, 3/13/02] Military chief Myers states: "the goal has never been to get bin Laden." [CNN/DOD, 4/6/02]

Apr 19, 2002: FBI Director Mueller: "We have not uncovered a single piece of paper that mentioned any aspect of the 9/11 plot. The hijackers had no computers, no laptops, no storage media of any kind." [FBI, 4/19/02, Los Angeles Times, 4/30/02] Yet investigators have amassed a ''substantial'' amount of e-mail traffic among the hijackers. [USA Today, 10/1/01] The laptop computer of Moussaoui, the alleged 20th hijacker, was confiscated weeks before 9/11, yet FBI headquarters systematically dismissed and undermined requests by Minneapolis FBI agents to search the computer. [Time, 5/21/02, CNN, 5/27/02]

May 15, 2002: For the first time, the White House admits that Bush was warned about bin Laden hijacking aircraft and wanting to attack the US in Aug 2001. It is unclear why they waited eight months to reveal this. The Press Secretary states that while Bush had been warned of possible hijackings, "the president did not receive information about the use of airplanes as missiles by suicide bombers." Yet the August presidential memo left little doubt that the hijacked airliners were intended for use as missiles and that US targets were intended. [New York Times, 5/16/02, Washington Post, 5/16/02, Guardian, 5/19/02]

May 17, 2002: Dan Rather says that he and other journalists haven't been properly investigating since 9/11. He graphically describes the pressures to conform after the attacks. [Guardian, 5/17/02, more]

May 21, 2002: A memo is released in which Minnesota FBI agent Coleen Rowley writes to FBI Director Mueller, "I have deep concerns that a delicate and subtle shading/skewing of facts by you and others at the highest levels of FBI management has occurred and is occurring." [Time, 5/21/02] CNN calls the memo a "colossal indictment of our chief law-enforcement agency." [CNN, 5/27/02] Time magazine later names Rowley one of three "Persons of the Year" for 2002. [Time, 12/22/02]

May 23, 2002: President Bush says he is opposed to establishing a special, independent commission to probe how the government dealt with terror warnings before 9/11. [CBS, 5/23/02]

May 30, 2002: FBI Agent Robert Wright formally accuses the FBI of deliberately curtailing investigations that might have prevented 9/11. He is under threat of retribution if he talks to members of Congress about what he knows. [Fox News/Reuters, 5/30/02, more] He also accuses the agency of shutting down his 1998 criminal probe into alleged terrorist-training camps in Chicago and Kansas City. Wright has written a book, but the agency won't let him publish it or even give it to anyone. [LA Weekly, 8/2/02]

July 23, 2002: The New York City government decides that many of the audio and written records of the Fire Department's actions on 9/11 should never be released. The New York Times had filed a lawsuit seeking numerous records concerning the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, including firsthand accounts by scores of firefighters and chiefs. [New York Times, 7/23/02]

Sept 11, 2002: On the first anniversary of 9/11, New York Times writes, "One year later, the public knows less about the circumstances of 2,801 deaths at the foot of Manhattan in broad daylight than people in 1912 knew within weeks about the Titanic." The former police commissioner of Philadelphia says: "You can hardly point to a cataclysmic event in our history when a blue-ribbon panel did not set out to establish the facts and suggest reforms. That has not happened here." [New York Times, 9/11/02]

Oct 5, 2002: Congressional investigators say the FBI's efforts to block their inquiry makes them skeptical of FBI assertions. They also say the Justice Department has joined the FBI in fighting congressional requests for information, while the CIA has been antagonistic. [New York Times, 10/5/02]

Oct 16, 2002: The CIA, FBI, and NSA all testify that no individual at their agencies has been punished or fired for any of the missteps surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks. [Washington Post, 10/18/02]

Oct 21, 2002: No more than six of the 19 hijackers were interviewed by US officials before being granted visas. This contradicts the State Department's claim that 12 had been interviewed. Of 15 hijackers, none filled in the visa documents properly. All 15 of them should have been denied entry to the country. "The system was rigged in their favor from the get-go." [Washington Post, 10/22/02, ABC News, 10/23/02] In December 2002, two top Republican senators report that if State Department personnel had merely followed the law in Saudi Arabia, 9/11 would not have happened. [AP, 12/18/02, more]

Oct 27, 2002: A report from Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's Defense Science Board recommends the creation of a super-intelligence body (P2OG) which would launch secret operations to "stimulate reactions" among terrorists and states owning weapons of mass destruction. It would prod terrorist cells into action, thus exposing them to quick-response attacks by US forces. [Los Angeles Times, 10/27/02, more]

Oct 29, 2002: Of over 800 people rounded up since 9/11, only 10 have been linked to the hijackings and probably will turn out to be innocent. [Newsweek, 10/29/02] Though many were held for months, the vast majority were never charged with anything other than overstaying a visa. [New York Times, 7/11/02]

Nov 27, 2002: Bush names Henry Kissinger to lead an independent investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attacks. [New York Times, 11/28/02] He is a highly controversial figure. Documents released by the CIA strengthen suspicions that Kissinger was actively involved in a covert plan to assassinate thousands of political opponents in six Latin American countries. He is also famous for his obsession with secrecy. [BBC, 4/26/02] "Indeed, it is tempting to wonder if the choice of Mr. Kissinger is not a clever maneuver by the White House to contain an investigation it long opposed." [New York Times, 11/29/02]

Dec 13, 2002: Kissinger resigns as chairman of the new 9/11 investigation citing controversy over potential conflicts of interest with his business clients. [CNN, 12/13/02, BBC, 12/14/02]

Dec 16, 2002: Bush replaces Kissinger with Thomas Kean as chairman. Kean promises a thorough investigation. [AP, 12/17/02] He will devote one day a week to the commission. [Washington Post, 12/17/02]

Jan 13, 2003: The worldwide turmoil caused by US government policies goes not exactly unreported, but entirely de-emphasized. Guardian writers are inundated by e-mails from Americans asking why their own papers never print what is in UK papers. If there is a Watergate scandal lurking in this administration, it is unlikely to be [Washington Post's Bob] Woodward or his colleagues who will tell us about it. If it emerges, it will probably come out on the web. "That is a devastating indictment of the state of American newspapers." [Guardian, 1/13/03]

March 26, 2003: Though the investigation into the space shuttle Columbia tragedy cost $50 million and the Ken Starr investigation of Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky ran $64 million, the White House balks at increasing funding beyond $3 million for the 9/11 Commission's investigation into the worst terror attack ever. The latest effort to curtail funding has angered victims of the attacks. "The White House decision was another in a long line of efforts to water down or shrink the panel's role." [Time, 3/26/03, MSNBC, 9/20/06]

July 22, 2004: The 9/11 Commission Report is published. It fails to mention that a year before the 9/11 attacks, a secret Pentagon project named Able Danger had identified four 9/11 hijackers, including leader Mohamed Atta. The Commission spokesperson initially states members were not informed of this, but later acknowledges they were. [New York Times, 8/11/05, more] The report also completely fails to investigate the collapse of WTC 7.

Nov 19, 2004: The fear that Afghanistan might degenerate into a narco-state is becoming a reality. Afghanistan has surpassed Colombia as the world's biggest gross producer of illicit narcotics, heroin being the "main engine of economic growth" and the "strongest bond" among tribes that previously fought constantly. What we have here now is a narco-economy where 40 to 50 percent of the GDP is from illicit drugs. [San Francisco Chronicle, 11/19/04] How does a country controlled by the US become the largest producer of illegal drugs? For a possible answer, click here.

Nov 17, 2005: Former FBI Director Louis Freeh: "The Able Danger intelligence, if confirmed, is undoubtedly the most relevant fact of the entire post-9/11 inquiry. Yet the 9/11 Commission inexplicably concluded that it 'was not historically significant.' This astounding conclusion—in combination with the failure to investigate Able Danger ... raises serious challenges to the commission's credibility and, if the facts prove out, might just render the commission historically insignificant itself." [Wall Street Journal, 11/17/05, more]

2004 - 2005: A growing number of top government officials and public leaders express disbelief in the official story of 9/11. Some even believe 9/11 may have been an inside job. 100 prominent leaders and forty 9/11 family members sign a statement calling for an unbiased inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the attacks to occur. [Various Publications]

August 9, 2006: A shocking new book by the 9/11 Commission co-chairmen Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton says we still don't know the whole truth about 9/11. The book outlines repeated misstatements by the Pentagon and the FAA. Untrue—the military's original timeline of United Flight 93. Equally untrue, the government's timeline for American Flight 77 and details about fighter jets scrambled to intercept it. CNN News anchor Lou Dobbs: "The fact that the government would permit deception ... and perpetuate the lie suggests that we need a full investigation of what is going on." [CNN, 8/9/06 , MSNBC/AP, 8/4/06, more]

2006-2011: Over 50 senior government officials from the military, intelligence, Cabinet and Congress, and over 100 highly respected professors, including engineers, physicists, architects, philosophers and theologians publicly criticize The 9/11 Commission Report as flawed, and call for a new, independent investigation. Over 1,000 architects and engineers have created a website calling for a new investigation. Some even claim rogue elements of government were involved in the attacks. [Officials, Professors, Architects and Engineers]

All interesting stuff.

Maybe you should compile it into a book. But, awakening the masses to possibility that our CIA and possibly our government already knew about the 9/11 attacks and even lent Osama a hand doesn't do any good unless you have the money to take the government and CIA to court and actually PROVE any of it. So, like I said. Whenever you can prove in court that 9/11 was an inside job, wake me up. If there's no concrete plan on action concerning 9/11, I've (WE'VE) got candidates to get elected and don't have time for any of this.

Well researched

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9/11 for president!

So many 9/11 posts lately the people's choice has become clear. Quick! We need to get 9/11 on the ballot in all 50 states!

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

People like you guys kill Ron

People like you guys kill Ron Paul's chances of ever getting anywhere.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

Agreed - RP supporters kill Ron and libertarianism.

how sick to deny that islamists were a big part of the 9/11 attacks. and they won't admit it or denounce it like the vast majority of muslims around the world, including groups like cair and muslim brotherhood.

how sick and tyrannical when rp supporters are ok with the killing of 3k people at the hands of islam, and even go as far to cover up for them.

sure, the islamists probably had many helping hands, perhaps from politicains. but when you pick only on side and deny the other side actually did it, then clearly you hate your country and marvel at the 9/11 destruction. your only bif is those christians that may have assisted have not been exposed. of course, the christians are far and few that may have assisted. but, you seem to think your main battle is to be anti-jew and ignore what those of other faiths do, particularly islam.

jj

Wow, the nutcases downvote

Wow, the nutcases downvote anyone without a tin foil hat.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

coward hides behind computer

... calls good liberty activists names. Why don't you stop by my next meetup and say some of those things to my face? We'll leave the light on for ya' . . .

I make it a habit of avoiding

I make it a habit of avoiding nutcases, sorry.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"