From the start, the Bush Administration has insisted that anything
like the 'planes-as-weapons' scenario of 9-11 was 'unthinkable'
before 9-11. That's a Huge Lie. On Sept. 11, 2001 they had a brand
new counter-terror emergency response plan in place at the Pentagon
for exactly that scenario, and had a counter-terror 'wargame' set to
begin on exactly that scenario that very morning in the nation's
This brief sets
forth the growing reasons to believe that the date for the attack was
not 'chosen' by the hijackers at all, but that one of them learned
that a counter-terror wargame/exercise simulating a scenario like the
one that actually took place on 9-11 was planned for that morning,
and then 'piggybacked' the "real thing" on top of it. Here
are some of the critical 'burning data points':
aircraft had more than enough time - nearly three quarters of an hour
-- to respond to and intercept the 9-11 Pentagon plane after all key
decision makers were 100% certain the Twin Tower hits had been
terrorist attacks and that Flight 77 had also been hijacked, but
didn't do so 'in time'. This is beyond comprehension over the
nation's capital unless some previous piece of information or mental
set led them to assume the Pentagon plane could not be a terrorist
vehicle, or at least confuse them as to whether it was or not. If
those looking on from inside the Pentagon as 9-11 unfolded believed
flight 77 was, or might be, part of a "Red Team"
counter-terror exercise set for that very morning, it would explain
the otherwise incompre- hensible delay, almost to the point of
paralysis, in effectively scrambling interceptors.
2) For the above
to be the case, an actual counter-terrorist
simulation/wargame/exercise had to have been planned for that very
morning, 9-11. More specifically, it would have had to have been a
counter-terrorist wargame involving the same or a very similar scenario
as what actually began to take place - i.e. a plane or planes
crashing into a building or buildings in the Washington, D.C. area.
3) The above, in
fact, did happen. On Aug. 22, 2002 Associated Press ran the following
story (version carried in AirDisaster.com): "Top US Intelligence
Agency was to simulate plane crash into gov't bldg. on September 11,
2001. U.S. intgelli- gence agency was planning an exercise last Sept.
11 in which an errant aircraft would crash into one of its buildings.
Full story at: http://www.airdisaster.com/news/0802/22/news.shtml
4) After reading
the above article about NRO's planned 9-11 exercise on a scenario
similar to what actually happened that morning, I was certain that
the 'revelation' was a 'partial hangout' - i.e. that other federal
agencies in the D.C. area, both military and civilian, also had
'wargames' on the plane-into-building scenario scheduled for the
morning of 9-11.
5) A search of
the Washington Post and New York Times for the week after 9-11
revealed the following amazing facts, which require the context
provided by 3) and 4) above to be meaningful:
Post reported on 9/16/01 that the original pilot of Flight 77 that
hit the Pentagon, former F-4 fighter pilot Charles Burlingame had, in
his last Navy job developing anti-terror strategies for the Navy
before retiring to fly for American Airlines, drafted the Pentagon's
emergency response plan in case it was hit by a civilian airliner.
Also that, on the morning of 9-11, Pentagon medic Matt Rosenberg was
in the health clinic on Corridor 8 "grateful for an
in which he could study a new medical emergency disaster plan based
on the unlikely scenario of an airplane crashing into the
Pentagon." Clearly, the disaster plan Rosenberg was reading just
before Burlingame's plane hit the Navy Command Center was part of the
very plan Burlingame himself had put together.
the above means in the context of the counter- terror 'wargame'
planned for that very morning with the full knowledge of key
personnel in the military and CIA (NRO, the one agency which, so far,
has acknowledged having a plane-into-bldg. simulation on 9-11 is
staffed by military and CIA personnel) is not yet clear, but one
thing is certain. It is absolutely and completely beyond coincidence.
6) With this new
context, we can now see why the leak of the exact wording (not the
fact of, which had already been reported in the Washington Times two
weeks after 9-11) of a Sept. 10, 2001 NSA intercept so worried and
infuriated Vice President Cheney that he demanded an FBI
investigation of members of the House and Senate Intel Committee
Joint 9-11 investigation to determine who might have leaked it. That
key intercept between the leader of the the 9-11 hijackers, Mohammad
Atta, and the 'mastermind' of the 9-11 plot, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad,
said: "The Match is about to begin. Tomorrow (i.e. 9-11) is zero
hour." "Match", of course, is what you would expect if
the speaker were referring to his discovery of the date that the U.S.
Gov't had selected to conduct its counter-terror simulation/exercise
on the scenario of plane(s) crashing into gov't buildings - one that
was about to turn very real when the terrorists 'piggybacked' their
long-planned plot onto it. On 9-10-02, Knight Ridder reported that
U.S. intelligence officials now believe that in that critical
"Match" call, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed gave Atta coded
approval for the four teams of hijackers to proceed. On the contrary,
given the new context in which this all finally begins to make sense,
Atta was merely communicating to his boss, or visa versa, the date
that the U.S. gov't exercise was to take place. Bin al Shibh, Atta,
and Mohammad didn't 'choose the date'. The U.S. Government did.
explains the choice of date for the attack, which was the date chosen
for the 'emergency' preparedness exercise. 9-11 is U.S. abbreviation
for 'emergency', and that's precisely the kind of code name the
military and intel communities like to give their 'exercises'.
Islamic radicals, rather, choose significant anniversary dates for
their attacks - such as Aug. 7 for the twin bombings of the U.S.
embassies in Africa. To bin Laden and his followers, Aug. 7 is their
"Pearl Harbor" anniversary - the day U.S. troops, then
under orders from first President Bush's Secretary of Defense Cheney,
landed in Saudi Arabia following Saddam Hussein's Aug. 2, 1990
invasion of Kuwait. I've checked ten years of back papers: Sept. 11
is not among the 'anniversary' dates for radical Islamicists. They
didn't choose it. (President Bush is also keenly aware of Aug. 7 as
the key 'anniversary' date in bin Laden's mind -- that's why he
requested the one brief he was given before 9-11 on possible terror
attacks on the U.S. mainland, held at his Texas ranch, the day before
-- Aug. 6, 2001).
7) We also now
know why it was Vice President Cheney who was so upset that the
content of the "Match" call was made public. Now, someone
might figure out that it was he - having been charged by President
Bush on May 8, 2001 (Time magazine) to lead a high-level task force
to identify the US's vulnerabilities to domestic terrorist attack and
figure out ways to fix them -- who was 'in charge' of the
'plane(s)-into-building(s)' counter-terror 'exercise' the morning of
Sept. 11. That's why he was in the White House Sit Room; and why
President Bush kept reading to grammar school kids in Florida long
after he should have instantly broken it off to perform his emergency
duties as Commander-in-Chief. The reason was that Bush 'knew' - or
thought he knew - that it was 'just a game.'
8) Finally, for
all of this to 'work', the bad guys had to have at least one person
among them who had fooled U.S. intelligence into believing that he
was 'one of us.' That person, almost certainly, is Khalid Shaikh
Muhammed -- the only person about whom all information is still
classified, even his name, even though reams have already been
written about him in the open press. He is also the only living 9-11
operative still at large. And for good reason. Vice President Cheney,
President Bush, CIA Director Tenet, CIA officer and chief of NRO's
strategic gaming division for their 9-11 'plane-into-building'
exercise, John Fulton, and all the others who were so stupid as to
risk thousands of innocent American lives on the bet that their star
'informant', Khalid Sheikh Muhammed had really been 'turned' -- don't
want him to talk about what he knows. And he knows a lot. On Sept.
10, 2002, Knight Ridder quoted a top U.N. counter-terror expert that
Mohammad is probably also the only person who has all the pieces to
the 9-11 puzzle. Not surprisingly, CIA Director Tenet has also
classified all information about what President Bush, Vice President
Cheney, Condolezza Rice, and everyone else at the White House were
told about Khalid Sheikh Muhammed.
9) It's time for
the Joint House/Senate Intelligence Committee 9-11 investigation, and
the future independent 9-11 investigation, to insist on any time, any
where, on demand surprise searches of all Bush Admin. files on 9-11.
This, after all, is the Administration that insisted that anything
like the 'planes as weapons' scenario of 9-11 was 'unthinkable'
before 9-11. Right. They had a brand new counter-terror emergency
plan in place at the Pentagon for exactly that scenario, and had a counter-terror
'wargame' set to begin on exactly that scenario that very morning.
Just couldn't imagine. Because putting together counter-terror
exercises like the one that was to take place the morning of 9-11 in
the nation's capitol was precisely the right thing to do, the fact
that everyone in the Administration from the President on down has so
completely lied about it shows that they have something terrible,
indeed, to hide. In this brief, we've begun to discern its shape.
P.S. Prof. John
Arquilla, an information warfare and Special Operations expert at the
Naval Postgraduate School, told The Monterey Herald (7/18/02):
"The idea of such an attack (like 9-11) was well known. It had
been wargamed as a possibility in exercises before Sept. 11, 2001."
what the government describes as a bizarre coincidence, one U.S. intelligence
agency was planning an exercise last Sept. 11 in which an errant
aircraft would crash into one of its buildings. But the cause wasn't
terrorism — it was to be a simulated accident.
Agency was to simulate plane crash on September 11.
Military Aircraft Had 45 minutes to respond AFTER they
were 100% certain the Twin Towers were hit and Flight 77 had been hijacked.
A military counter-terrorist wargame was planned for that
day. As 9/11 took place, it seemed like a military exercise to
Dick Cheney was charged by President Bush on
May 8, 2001 (Time magazine) to lead a high-level task force
the US's vulnerabilities
to domestic terrorist attack and figure out
ways to fix them.
Who was 'in charge' of
the morning of Sept. 11.?
Dick Cheney. That's why
Cheney was in the White House Sit Room; and why President Bush kept
reading to grammar school kids in Florida long after he should have
instantly broken it off to perform his emergency duties as
The reason was that Bush
'knew' - or thought he knew - that it was 'just a game.'