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Guilty For 9-11: Bush,
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'Guilty for 9-11, Part I' was the first article to document the charge that
the US Air Force was
made to stand down on 9-11. The research in this and other EC articles
on 9-11 has been used around the world, though not always with proper
builds on the research published by Emperor's Clothes, dealing with new
issues and putting 9-11 in a global perspective.
builds on the research published by Emperor's Clothes, dealing with new issues and putting 9-11 in a global perspective.
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On 11 September Andrews had two squadrons of fighter jets with the job of protecting the skies over Washington D.C. They failed to do their job. Despite over one hour's advance warning of a terrorist attack in progress, not a single Andrews fighter took off (or scrambled) to protect the city.
The FAA, NORAD and the military have cooperative procedures by which fighter jets intercept commercial aircraft under emergency conditions. These procedures were not followed.
Air Force officials and others have tried to explain away the failures:
Using information from the mass media and official Websites, we will show that this is a lie.
Some of what happened on 9-11, such as planes flying into buildings, is unusual. But most of what happened, such as commercial jets flying off-course, transponder failures and possible hijackings, are everyday emergencies. We will show that these emergencies are routinely handled with expert efficiency based on clear rules.
The crash of the first hijacked jet into the World Trade Center made it clear the United States was faced with an extraordinary situation. This should have intensified the emergency responses of the air safety and air defense systems.
The whole country was aware. For example, at 9:06 AM the NY Police broadcast:
'American Forces Press Service' reported that ordinary people working at the Pentagon worried they could be next:
U.S. air safety and air defense emergency systems are activated in response to problems every day. On 9-11 they failed despite, not because of, the extreme nature of the emergency. This could only happen if individuals in high positions worked in a coordinated way to make them fail.
Such operatives would almost surely have failed if they tried to disrupt and abort routine protection systems without top-level support. The failure of the emergency systems would be noticed immediately. Moreover, given the catastrophic nature of the attacks, the highest military authorities would be alerted. Acting on their own, the operatives could expect that their orders would be countermanded and that they themselves would be arrested.
The sabotage of routine protective systems, controlled by strict hierarchies, would never have been contemplated let alone attempted absent the involvement of the supreme U.S. military command. This includes at least U.S. President George Bush, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the then-Acting Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force General Richard B. Myers.
In the following summary of evidence we will demonstrate probable cause for charging the above-named persons with treason for complicity in the murders of thousands of people whom they had sworn to protect.
The summary of evidence covers the following areas:
* Andrews Air Force Base and the myth of 'no available planes;'
* The air safety/air defense systems and the myth that they were not prepared;
* The actions of George Bush on 9-11 that clearly violated his positive legal and constitutional obligations and demonstrated consciousness of guilt;
* The testimony of General Richard B. Myers at Senate hearings on his nomination as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In these hearings, the contents of which were reported accurately by one lone journalist, General Myers attempted to cover up what had happened 9-11 when he was Acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He offered three mutually contradictory cover stories and demonstrated consciousness of guilt;
* The cover story floated by CBS
evening news, September 14th.
Part 1: Why did no fighter jets 'scramble' to protect Washington D.C.?
Lie #1: 'No Combat Ready Fighters Were Stationed Near The Pentagon'
As noted, Andrews Air Force base is 10 miles from the Pentagon. The media has mainly avoided talking about Andrews. An exception is 'USA Today,' the second-highest circulation newspaper in America. On one day it published two contradictory stories to explain the failure to scramble jets from Andrews prior to the Pentagon crash:
FIRST 'USA TODAY' STORY:
SECOND 'USA TODAY' STORY:
Both stories are false.
Andrews Air Force Base is a huge installation. It hosts two 'combat-ready' squadrons:
* the 121st Fighter Squadron (FS-121) of the 113th Fighter Wing (FW-113), equipped with F-16 fighters;
* the 321st Marine Fighter Attack
Squadron (VMFA-321) of the 49th Marine Air Group,
Detachment A (MAG-49 Det-A), equipped with
These squadrons are served by hundreds of full-time personnel.
So Andrews AFB had at least two 'combat-ready' squadrons.
(www.dcmilitary.com is a private Website authorized by the military to provide information for members of the armed forces. Please see note just before "Footnotes.")
Our research has been carried out mainly by volunteers. Newspapers and TV news departments have full-time research staffs. The important media have bureaus in Washington DC, just a few miles from the Andrews airbase. Why haven't newspapers and TV news programs reported the truth: that Andrews job was to protect DC?
This failure is especially striking because some media did report that fighters scrambled from Andrews, but only after the Pentagon was hit. Thus they were aware that Andrews was supposed to defend D.C.:
The media should have demanded to know the truth about why fighter jets assigned to protect Washington didn't scramble an hour BEFORE the Pentagon was hit.
Besides fighters, tanker planes and AWACS were also readily available. (An AWACS is a flying communication center equipped with radar which can scan at least 250 miles. This is almost the full distance from the West-Virginia/Ohio/Kentucky border, where American Air Flight 77 turned around before flying back to DC.) Both General Myers and Vice President Cheney admit that these planes did not go into the air over Washington until after the Pentagon was hit.
Here is General Myers, testifying 13th September:
And Richard Cheney on 'Meet the Press':
As we shall see, Mr. Cheney's statement that "the toughest decision was this question of whether or not we would intercept incoming commercial aircraft" is a lie. Publicly available FAA documents prove that fighter jets routinely intercept commercial aircraft under certain designated circumstances without requiring or asking for approval from the White House.
Summary of evidence is Continued in Part 2
Notice about dcmilitary.com Website. There have been problems with this Website, which contains important evidence. For more, see http://emperor.vwh.net/indict/update630.htm
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Footnotes and Further Reading
(1) 'Newsday' 23 September 2001, "Air
Attack on Pentagon Indicates Weaknesses" by Sylvia
Adcock, Brian Donovan and Craig Gordon
(2) 'Daily News' (New York), 12
September 2001, Wednesday, NEWS SECTION; Pg. 24: 'THE
TRAGIC TIMELINE The sad events of the day.'
(3) 'DEFENSELINK News,' "It Was
Business as Usual, Then 'Boom'" By Jim Garamone,
'American Forces Press Service,' Sept. 13, 2001
(4) 'USA TODAY,' 17 September 2001, Pg.
5A, "Military now a presence on home front," by
(5) 'USA TODAY,' September 17, 2001
Monday, FINAL EDITION, Pg. 5A, "Shoot-down order
issued on morning of chaos," by Jonathan Weisman,
(6) 'San Diego Union-Tribune,' 12
September 2001. Homepage at: http://www.signonsandiego.com/
Article at: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sandiego/main/document.html?QDesc=&FMTS=FT&QVPID=&FrameName=&QCPP=&QIID=000000080620146&FMT=FT
(7) Current DC Military weblink
(8) 'Sunday Telegraph,' (London),
14 September 2001
(10) 'NBC Nightly News,' "Attack
on America," (6:30 PM ET) 11 September 2001,
"Tuesday President Bush returns to White House on
Marine One," Anchor: Tom Brokaw, Jim Miklaszewski
(11) Gen. Richard B. Myers at
Senate confirmation hearing 13 September 2001
(12) 'NBC, Meet the Press' (10:00
AM ET) Sunday 16 September 2001.
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