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September 11, 2001, terror attacks – An historic example (The evidence & the case)
(This is the second part of a multi-part series)
In the first part we mentioned about the Anomalies from 9/11 as we explore the events of September 11, 2001. Appendix IV is produced here.
Appendix IV. Fifteen Anomalies
The term “anomaly” as used in science means something that contradicts, or at least is not explainable by, a basic theory. Simultaneous anomalies can be “coincidences “, but as they increase in number, they may force a scientist to put his or her theory in question.
Excerpt from “Anomalies of the air defense on 9/11 by Paul Schreyer”
The following section introduces fifteen anomalies regarding the events of September 11, 2001 that stands in stark contrast to the official narrative. Out of these fifteen anomalies, at least one should pique your interest, if not all of them. Much of this information have been reported in US mainstream media and/or international media, and some even acknowledged in official documents/reports. Most of these points can be verified easily. This is a just small list of anomalies from over a hundred anomalies that you will come across as you explore the topic further.
1. Failure of Air Defense
On 9/11, established Air Defense procedures failed on multiple different occasions on the same day. Failure of Air Defense is understood to be one of the primary reasons for the chaos and destruction that ensued.
- Anomalies of the air defense on 9/11 (Paul Schreyer)
- Update: Anomalies of the air defense on 9/11 (Paul Schreyer)
- The Failure to Defend the Skies on 9/11 (Paul Thompson)
- Never Forget the Lies About Air Defense Failures on 9/11 (Kevin Ryan)
2. Prior Warnings
After 9/11, US government officials at the highest levels, repeatedly claimed, there were no prior warnings about the 9/11 attacks. Contrary to the claim, there is a long list of documented warnings that they received with regard to 9/11. Much of these warnings came from foreign intelligence agencies. One warning that stands out was the infamous ‘August 6th PDB’ (Presidential Daily Briefing of August 6, 2001), titled “Bin Laden determined to strike in US”. It was initially leaked to the press and later officially declassified for public release on April 2004.
- August 6 PDP (The National Security Archive – George Washington University)
- Bush Receives Briefing Titled ‘Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US’ (Complete 911 Timeline)
- Paul Thompson – Intel Warnings (9/11 Citizens’ Commission)
- Statements of top officials after 9/11 (Documentary – Press for Truth)
- Condoleezza Rice – Q & A Session at the 9/11 Commission (Documentary – Press for Truth)
- Key Warnings (Complete 911 Timeline)
- Foreign Intelligence Agency Attack Warnings (Complete 911 Timeline)
3. A Third Tower – WTC 7, collapses completely
A less known fact about 9/11 is that a third skyscraper collapsed on 9/11 at the World Trade Center complex. World Trade Center building number 7, a 47-story skyscraper, which was not hit by an airplane, collapsed completely to the ground at 5:20 PM in the afternoon on 9/11.
WTC 7 was a 47-story steel framed sky scraper, that collapsed in under 7 seconds. Unlike WTC 1 and WTC 2 which were stuck by one airplane each, WTC 7 was not even hit by an airplane, yet it collapsed completely to the ground. The collapse of WTC 7 was highly underreported by the media, and comes as a surprise to many.
This is covered in detail in the section WTC 7.
4. WTC 7, An historic first – fire induced collapse of a steel framed skyscraper
On 9/11, three steel framed sky scrapers (WTC 1, WTC 2 & WTC 7) collapsed completely at the World Trade Center. Until 9/11, there have been zero recorded instances of a steel framed skyscraper collapsing completely due to fire.
NIST in their investigation into the collapse of the three buildings concluded – WTC 1 & WTC 2 collapsed due to a combination of the airplane impacts and the resulting fire, and WTC 7 collapsed due to fire alone. The collapse of WTC 7 by fire is an historic first. Never before in history did a steel framed skyscraper collapse completely due to fire. Even partial collapses of steel framed buildings due to fire were unheard of.
This is covered in detail in the sections High Rise Building Fires and WTC 7.
5. 9/11 Commission report regarding the collapse of WTC 7
The 9/11 Commission Report is the Official US Government report of what happened on 9/11. If you want the official story, this is where you go to. This report, failed to even mention the collapse of an entire building – WTC 7. This is how problematic WTC 7 was to the official narrative!
6. BBC and CNN report the collapse of WTC 7, before the actual event on live TV
BBC and CNN reported the collapse of WTC 7 on live television before WTC 7 even collapsed. The BBC after a long delay, in 2008, attributed the source of this information to Reuters. A building collapse is an extremely unlikely event. Reporting the collapse of the very building in question and in advance, is a strong indicator of foreknowledge about the event.
- How Did They Know? Examining the Foreknowledge of Building 7’s Destruction (AE911Truth)
- “It turns out that the respected news agency Reuters picked up an incorrect report and passed it on” (BBC)
7. Family members of those deceased forces the Bush administration to form the 9/11 Commission
Undoubtedly, the family members of those deceased on 9/11 were most affected from this horrific day. While many of them were grieving, some of them moved beyond the pain and started digging deeper into 9/11. From among them, four women stand out who lost their husbands on 9/11, whom the media fondly named as ‘The Jersey Girls’. This is another astonishing aspect of 9/11 – ‘The Jersey Girls’ single handedly forced the Bush administration to form the 9/11 Commission after one year of inaction by the administration! If not for them, the 911 Commission Report which is the official US Government report regarding the terror attacks of September 11 2001, would not even exist.
The Jersey Girls were also part of ‘The Family Steering Committee’ which was setup by the family members to oversee the official 9/11 Commission Hearings. The 9/11 Commission was riddled with controversy from start to finish. It is interesting to note that numerous family members of those who died on 9/11, were themselves questioning the official narrative of 9/11 from the start.
- Mindy Kleinberg’s Testimony to the 9/11 Commission (9/11 Citizens Commission)
- Bob Mcllvaine lost his son on 9/11. Opening statements (9/11 Citizens Commission)
- Four 9/11 Moms Battle Bush (Gail Sheehy)
- The Family Steering Committee
8. Chairman of 9/11 Commission resigns
Highly controversial political insider Henry Kissinger was named as the Chairman of the 9/11 Commission on 27 Nov 2002. Henry Kissinger was required to reveal his private business clients and refused to do so. Henry Kissinger resigned from the 9/11 commission on Dec 13, 2002. He chooses to step down from his position of The Chairman of the 9/11 Commission rather than reveal his client list! Family members who were part of the Family Steering Committee, found out that Henry Kissinger had business ties with the Bin Laden family and confronted him. Henry Kissinger resigned after this meeting.
- Kissinger Named Chairman of New 9/11 Commission (Complete 911 Timeline)
- Kissinger Resigns from 9/11 Commission (Complete 911 Timeline)
9. 9/11 Commission member resigns
Max Cleland who was one of the members of the 9/11 Commission itself resigned in Dec 2003 during the course of the 9/11 Commission Hearings. He called it a national scandal and a cover-up by the White House.
Both the co-chairman and the legal counsel of the 9/11 Commission distanced themselves from their report with statements that the 9/11 Commission was “set up to fail”.
- Bob Kerrey Replaces Max Cleland on 9/11 Commission (Complete 911 Timeline)
- “The White House Has Played Cover-Up”–Former 9/11 Commission Member Max Cleland Blasts Bush (Democracy Now)
10. WTC elevator mechanics abscond the buildings
The WTC elevator mechanics fled the buildings after the second jet struck, nearly an hour before the first building collapsed. These are people who typically stay back and help in such situations. Interestingly, many of these personnel were the same men who helped out during the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. “The departure of elevator mechanics from a disaster site is unusual. The industry takes pride in rescues” – quote from USA Today.
After the jet struck, the collapse of these buildings was not expected. Emergency responders like firefighters rushed into these buildings, the elevator mechanics on the other hand decided to flee!
- Hundreds Die in WTC Elevators, as Elevator Mechanics Flee (Complete 911 Timeline)
- Mechanics left towers before buildings collapsed (USA Today – Archived)
- Elevator Mechanics Were Away From The Twin Towers When They Collapsed (AE911Truth)
11. 118 New York City firefighters reported explosions in the Twin Towers
Oral histories from first responders reveal 118 firefighters witnessing explosions before and during the collapse of the Twin Towers. These oral histories were initially not released for public. The New York Times sued New York City, post which it was released in 2005.
- 118 Witnesses to Explosions in the FDNY Oral Histories (AE911Truth)
- Oral Histories – The Sept. 11 2001 Records (The NY Times)
- World Trade Center Explosions Described by the People Who Were There (AE911Truth)
12. Hani Hanjour – Extraordinary flying skills
Hani Hanjour, was the alleged hijacker who flew the airplane into the pentagon. The airplane that flew into the pentagon executed a 330-degree corkscrew descent – flying about 7000 feet in about 3 minutes and struck the side wall of the pentagon at around 530 mph (850 kmph), with zero skid marks on the lawn and no light poles being hit. Even highly experienced pilots who have flown commercial airplanes for years have stated this being a near impossible maneuver to execute using a commercial airplane. To make things worse, as we approach closer to the ground from high-up, the relative speed at which objects below the airplane “move” are extremely fast. Hitting a target with this kind of a scenario is very challenging. This maneuver, we are told was done by an amateur pilot who had never flown a commercial airplane before! Flying a commercial airplane is not the same as driving a car which is very easy to maneuver.
- The Claim Regarding Hani Hanjour as Flight 77 Pilot (Consensus911)
- Hani Hanjour (Complete911Timeline)
13. Suspected hijackers turn up alive
In the immediate days following 9/11, FBI released names of suspected hijackers with photographs. As strange as this might be, some of the hijackers mysteriously turned up alive and well. The FBI did not rectify the list of hijackers. 9/11 Commission reiterated the same list of hijackers.
- The FBI Releases 19 Photographs of Individuals Believed to be the Hijackers of the Four Airliners that Crashed on September 11, 2001 (FBI)
- 9/11 Hijackers (p255, The 9/11 Commission Report)
- Hijack ‘suspects’ alive and well (BBC)
14. President George W. Bush’s response when notified of the attacks
On September 11, 2001, former President George W. Bush, was in a Florida elementary school when the events of 9/11 were unfolding. President Bush continued to stay in the classroom after being informed. The secret service failed to evacuate him in-spite of him being a possible target, also endangering the school children in the process.
The treatment of then Vice President, Dick Cheney stands in stark contrast to this. Dick Cheney was in the White House at the time of the attacks, and was immediately hushed away by the secret service into the underground shelter.
- 17 years ago today, President Bush read at Booker Elementary School in Sarasota (YouTube Clip)
- Why Was President Bush Not Hustled Away from the Florida School? (Consensus911)
- The White House Claim as to How Long President Bush Remained in the Florida Classroom (Consensus911)
- Secret Service Does Not Evacuate President Bush from the School, despite Its Safety Concerns (Complete 911 Timeline)
- Why Did the Secret Service Leave the President and a School Full of Children in Danger in the Middle of the 9/11 Attacks? (Shoestring 9/11)
- Cheney recalls taking charge from bunker (CNN)
- Dick Cheney (Complete 911 Timeline)
15. “No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11“, FBI
Osama Bin Laden has been widely understood to be the prime conspirator in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At the time of his reported death he was on FBI’s 10 most wanted list. It is astonishing that even at the time of his reported death in 2011, he was not officially charged with the 9/11 terrorist attacks while he was explicitly charged with other terrorist attacks. From the FBI profile of Osama Bin Laden (also known as Usama Bin Laden), In FBI’s own words, “Usama bin laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world.” The Muckraker Report contacted FBI in June 2006 inquiring the same. FBI’s response was “The FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11”!
- Bin Laden Killed in ‘Targeted Operation’ (FBI)
- A Claim Regarding Osama bin Laden (Consensus911)
- FBI says, “No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11” (GlobalResearch)
- Osama bin Laden, among the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives”: Why was he never indicted for his alleged role in 9/11? (Prof Michel Chossudovsky)
To be continued ….
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