Buildup to the 9/11
‘You may recognize the present without the knowledge of the past, but you cannot understand it.’
(M.J. Akbar in Kashmir: Behind the Vale)
The mystery of 9/11 is buried deep in the suspicious motives of the past American governments.
March 13, 1962: Operation Northwoods: a plan put forward by L.L.Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs Staff during the Cuban Missile Crisis to employ fake terrorist attacks in and around Guantanamo Bay as a pretext for US military intervention in Cuba. Plans included switching real commercial planes with drone planes.
August 1997: Phoenix Emergency Response to Terrorism depicts World Trade Centre on its cover.
1999: North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) begins conducting exercises simulating what the White House says was unimaginable at the time. Imagined targets included the World Trade Centre and Pentagon but the drill was not run after Defence officials said it was ‘unrealistic’.
September 2000: Project for the New American Century, a neo-conservative think-tank, released their report titled ‘Rebuilding America’s Defences’ in it they declared “The process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a log one, absent some catastrophic event – like a new Pearl Harbour.” Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush and Paul Wolfowitz were its members.
October 2000: Pentagon conducts first of two training exercises which simulate a Boeing 757 crashing into the building.
April 2001: Five months before September 11, 2001, NORAD responsible for defending American airspace wanted to test their ability to prevent a hijacked airline from being crashed into the Pentagon.
June 2001: Department of Defence initiates new instructions in case of hijack. It must get permission from Secretary of Defence.
July 24, 2001: Just six weeks before 9/11, Larry Silverstein, the man who owned World Trade centre, signs a 3.2 billion dollar, 99 year lease. Lease included a 3.5 billion dollar insurance policy specifically covering acts of terrorism.
September 2001: Just 5 days before 9/11, Put Options (Put Option, a financial instrument, gives the buyer the right to sell a stock at a fixed price by a certain date. People buy Put option in the belief that a stock’s price is about to fall. Most Put Options expire after 90 days, so an investor typically buys them shortly before he expects the stock’s price to drop) trade rose on American Airlines, Boeing and United Airlines.
September 2001: Heightened security alert was lifted just days before the 9/11. Bomb sniffing dogs were abruptly removed.
September 11, 2001: A number of top Pentagon officials suddenly cancelled travel plans for September 11 apparently because of security concerns. San Francisco Mayor Willie Brow receives a phone call from Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor warning him not to fly. On the same day NORAD was in the middle of a number of military exercises:
“September 11 was Day 11 of Vigilant Guardian, an exercise that would pose an imaginary crisis to North American Air Defence outposts nationwide.”
(Lt. Col. Dawne Deskins)
Pentagon (Flight 77)
“Here we are talking about plastic knives, and using an American Airlines flight filled with our citizens, and the missile to damage this building, and similar (inaudible) that damaged the World Trade Centre.”
(Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld in an interview with Parade Magazine on October 12, 2001 from inside the Pentagon)
The documentary opposes the official explanation of Flight 77. It alleges that the path of destruction left could not have been that of a Boeing 757. The size of the hole in the Pentagon could not possibly have been made by a Boeing 757. The nose of a Flight 77 which is composed of light-weight carbon, could not have inserted 9 feet inside the Pentagon. And if Pentagon was indeed hit by Flight 77 then why the windows next to the hole were completely intact? Lack of debris, landscape damage, and the recovery of too few parts hints that the Pentagon could have been hit by something else: a cruise missile. According to official version intensity from jet fuel vaporized the entire plane but yet investigators were able to identify 184 bodies out of 189 people died in the Pentagon! It is scientifically impossible that 12 tones of steel and titanium were vaporized by kerosene. The flywheel lying at the site seemed too small to have been part of the aircraft’s engine turbine. Official explanation had it that wheel was part of the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) of Being 757 but many experts believe that it was part of US Air Force E-3.
The documentary quotes April Gallop who was inside the Pentagon:
“I never saw a plane. The story is to brainwash people”.
A number of personnel working in Pentagon complained of smelling cordite which is a compound used in making ammunitions. Cordite and jet fuels have two distinct smells.
The entire episode was shot on a film from Sheraton hotel which is just 1.6 miles from the Pentagon but FBI officials came and confiscated the videotape. Only five frames were released to the public and none of them show Boeing 757. And finally why do satellite photos taken 4 days before 9/11 show a white marking in the front lawn exactly where the Pentagon was hit?
World Trade Centre - North Tower (Flight 11) & South Tower (Flight 175)
“There were explosions going off everywhere. I was convinced that there were bombs planted all over the place and someone was sitting at a control panel pushing detonator buttons. There was another explosion. And another. I did not know where to run”.
(Teresa Veliz, working on the 47th floor of the North Tower when Flight 11 hit)
The documentary supports controlled demolition theory of the destruction of the World Trade Centres 1, 2, and 7. Tower 2, i.e. South Tower was the first to collapse: it collapsed in just 9 seconds. North Tower followed suit 29 minutes later. It went down in 10 seconds. Later in the evening around 5.20pm Tower 7, a 47 storey building collapsed. Official theory: Falling debris created internal fire which ignited several fuel tanks inside the building. This is the very first time in history that 3 buildings have collapsed because of the fire. There are many instances of fires in the high-rises but only one will suffice: On October 17, 2004, a 56-storey building in Venezuela burnt for 17 hours spread across 26 floors, reaching roof but yet it did not collapse.
So what made the WTC to collapse in seconds? Can 200 thousand tones of steels be brought down by 10 thousand gallons of jet fuel?
In a letter to National Institute of Standards & Technology, Kevin Ryan of Underwriters Laboratories wrote about the steel used in the WTC:
“…that the time temperature curves for this standard requires the samples to be exposed to temperatures around 2000F for several hours… even unfireproofed steel will not melt until reaching red-hot temperatures of nearly 3000F… this was not certainly due to jet fuel fires of any kind, let alone the briefly burning fires in those towers”.
10 days after writing this letter, Mr. Ryan was fired from his position.
It certainly violates the laws of physics.
The documentary refutes the official version and cites as evidence eye witness reports from a janitor, firemen and other people near the building; many of them heard explosions:
“I was taking firefighters up in the elevator to the 24th floor to get in position to evacuate workers. On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there were bombs set in the building”.
(Louie Cacchioli told People Weekly on September 24, 2001)
15 hours of the radio transmission of firefighters support inside explosion theory: Many of them can be heard talking about “explosions”.
Columbia University registered a 2.1 earthquake at South Tower and 2.3 at North Tower. According to Won-Yong Kim, a seismologist, “these blasts are caused by 80000 pounds of ammonium nitrate and cause local earthquakes between magnitude 1 and 2”.
‘Molten steel’ found at the basement’s support column also raises some disturbing questions. How come the heat generated from jet fuel travel 70 feet below the surface, in an oxygen-starved environment?
Further if one looks at all the videos of the WTC with a magnifying glass, it can be easily observed that right part of the North Tower shakes just 12 seconds before the collapse. Ben Fountain, a financial analyst who worked in the WTC told Peoples Magazine that in the weeks before the 9/11 there were numerous ‘unannounced and unusual drills’ where sections of both the towers were evacuated for ‘security reasons’.
“Michael R white (Mayor) said the plane had been moved to a secure area of (Hopkins) Airport, and was evacuated. United identified the plane as Flight 93”.
(WCPO-TV, Cininnati, 11/9/01, 11:43:57)
The documentary questions the so-called ‘crashing’ of the Flight-93 at Shanksville. Evidence garnered by the film shows that there were no signs of a plane-crash: No debris, No smoke, No fire. The documentary quotes Houston Chronicle:
“It looked like somebody just dropped a bunch of metal out of the sky… I stopped being a coroner after about 20 minutes, because there were no bodies there… I have not, to this day, seen a single drop of blood. Not a drop”.
(Wally Miller, Somerset County Coroner)
Then what happened to Flight 93?
Documentary quotes a local radio at Ohio reported that a Boeing 767 out of Boston made an emergency landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and passengers were evacuated and taken to an unused NASA research Centre. It cites eye-witness accounts and photographs as evidence. The film completely debunks phone-calls as ‘fake’, because it is practically impossible to make calls at such an altitude. A.K.Dewdney conducted research whether it was possible to make phone-calls while flying. He flew at an altitude of 32,000 and the success rate of calls was just 0.006 percent! It was only in July 2004 that Airlines installed new technology that enables smooth talking on phones while flying.
In the End
What about Black boxes and data recorders?
According to the FBI, black boxes were destroyed except that of Flight 77 (FBI director Robert Mueller said it contained ‘nothing useful’) but yet they found the passport of an alleged hijacker Satan Suqani on American Airline Flight 11 in the rubble!
Out of 19th hijackers, 9 hijackers turned out to be alive.
And what about the Osama Bin Laden confession tape which US released said to be found in Jalabad, Afghanistan?
If one carefully observes the video, it becomes abundantly clear that the man in the video looks like Osama Bin Laden and if one compares it with other videos of Osama, the contrast is obvious. According to FBI website, Osama is left-handed, yet in the video he writes with his right-hand! Also he is wearing a gold ring specifically forbidden for men under Islamic law!
And finally why would US government do such a thing?
According to the documentary 9/11 was a government orchestrated game-plan just to benefit a group of select individuals:
On December 6, 2004, Larry Silverstein received 2.2 billion dollars insurance claim. 2.5 million dollars in profits were made during trading Options in the stock of United Airlines. CONVAR, a German company assigned to restore data from computer hard drives has this to say:
“There is a suspicion that some people had advance knowledge of the approximate time of the plane crashes in order to move out amounts exceeding 100 million dollars. They thought that the records of their transactions could not be traced after the main frames were destroyed”.
Documentary claims that the WTC was one of the largest gold depositories in the world. Gold worth 230 million dollars were recovered in November 2001 from the ground zero. 950 million gold bars were held by America’s leading banks.
And do remember what Osama Bin Laden said:
“The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every (attack). I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons (Emphasis Added). I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leader’s rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations”.
(Statement issued to Al-Jazeera within days of the 9/11 attacks)
The documentary ends on a bold message:
“America has been hijacked not by Al-Qaeda, not by Osama Bin Laden, but by a group of tyrants ready and willing to do everything that will keep their stranglehold in this country”.
The message of Loose Change is loud and clear: the truth is there, it may just be hidden behind closed doors. Loose Change opened the doors slightly; now let’s open those doors entirely.