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Since September 11, the basic facts/factoids concerning 9-11 (the departure times of the aircraft, etc.) have varied depending on the news organization consulted. In this article, I have used as my default the facts/factoids given in Time magazine's September 11 edition unless otherwise indicated.
February 23, 2002 — Those of us who have been watching know Operation 911 was an inside job, pulled off by remote controlled aircraft. We also know that the military organization responsible for protecting American skies — the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) — did not show up on September 11, leaving the skies wide open for the remote controlled jets to work their deadly havoc.
Some will tell you the world is full of coincidences. Here is one for the books. The very people who left the American skies open for the 9-11 attack — NORAD — are among the world's leading experts on remote controlled aircraft.
NORAD personnel had the means to send those planes to attack. And NORAD created the opportunity for those planes to attack. This elevates NORAD to Suspect Number One.
Yes, NORAD trigger men, traitors, may have guided the "suicide jets" on September 11. The dog we bought to guard the hen house may well have taken the day off and killed the chickens.
NORAD is the military organization formed by treaty between the U.S. and Canada to monitor and defend North American skies against enemy aircraft, missiles, and space vehicles. In the US, NORAD has an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to cooperate in emergency civil aviation situations when aircraft go off course or are hijacked.
For information on NORAD, see Canada's Department of National Defence website, "Canada-United States Defense Regulations," www.dnd.ca...
You can read FAA/NORAD regulations at:
You may want to pay particular attention to Chapter 7, which deals with the escort of hijacked aircraft. In addition, read the discussion of military interception of civilian aircraft in "Mr. Cheney's Cover Story," by Bykov & Israel. Look at the discussion of how NORAD jets force troublesome aircraft to land.
NORAD, Masters Of Remote Control
Since 1959, NORAD personnel have been installing remote control units in a variety of aircraft and remotely controlling those aircraft in sophisticated aeronautical maneuvers, including combat practice. See "Thwarting skyjackings from the ground," written by Alan Staats for Facsnet, and posted on October 2, 2001. (Facsnet is an education service provided for its reporters by Associated Press.)
(Look at paragraph entitled "History on remote control.")
"Controlling the aircraft from the ground is nothing new. The military has been flying obsolete high performance fighter aircraft as target drones since the 1950s. In fact, NORAD (the North American Air Defense Command) had at its disposal a number of U.S. Air Force General Dynamics F-106 Delta Dart fighter aircraft configured to be remotely flown into combat as early as 1959 under the auspices of a program known as SAGE. These aircraft could be started, taxied, taken off, flown into combat, fight, and return to a landing entirely by remote control, with the only human intervention needed being to fuel and re-arm them."
Re-read that final sentence in the above quote:
"These [NORAD] aircraft could be started, taxied, taken off, flown into combat, fight, and return to a landing entirely by remote control … "
Given over 40 years of institutional experience, flying remotely controlled "suicide" jets into the World Trade Center towers would have been a piece of cake for NORAD. This information puts NORAD's failure to protect our skies on September 11, 2001 in a new light.
Path of Flight 11
The first plane to hit the WTC, American Flight 11, left Boston's Logan Airport at 7:59 a.m. bound for Los Angeles. In its story "The nation reels," published on September 12, 2001, The Christian Science Monitor says of Flight 11:
"Shortly afterward, as aircraft (sic) was making its turn toward New York City, the plane's transponder was turned off. With its transponder off, its altitude became a matter of guesswork for the controllers, although the plane was still visible on radar …"
Nice that the civilian conventional radar system was mentioned, but note that there is no mention of the mission and capabilities of NORAD. As the Canadian government tells us, "… NORAD uses a network of ground-based radars, sensors and fighter jets to detect, intercept and, if necessary, engage any threats to the continent."
September 11 Response: 80 Minutes And Waiting …
Again, the first plane to hit the WTC was American Airlines Flight 11. It left Logan Airport in Boston at 7:59 a.m. According to "A Plane Left Boston and Skimmed Over River and Mountain in a Deadly Detour," published by The New York Times on September 13, 2001,
"The plane held on course, almost due west, for only 16 minutes.
"Just past Worcester, Mass., instead of taking a southerly turn, the Boeing 767 swung to the north at 8:15. It had been taken over . . .
"Five minutes later, at 8:20, Flight 11 failed to follow an instruction to climb to its cruising altitude of 31,00 feet. It was this point that air controllers suspected something was wrong. And just about then the plane's transponder, a piece of equipment that broadcast its location, went out."
When Flight 11 veered sharply off course at 8:15 a.m., Air Traffic Control should have known immediately something was wrong. But apparently they did not try to get in touch with Flight 11, and allowed five minutes to go by before instructing it to climb to 31,000 feet. Given that the plane was off course already, why didn't ATC tell it to get back on course? And given that it was off course, why tell the pilots to climb? We are not told. But let's put these considerations aside. Air Traffic Control should have known something was severely amiss at 8:15 a.m., or at the latest, 8:20. a.m.
Yet Flight 11 and three more passenger jets were sequentially permitted to go missing and run amok for at least one hour and 20 minutes (80 minutes — the Pentagon was hit at 9:40 a.m.) without NORAD getting its jets in position to intercept the runaway craft. Compare NORAD's performance on September 11, 2001 with its performance on October 25, 1999, in the Payne Stewart case.
Real Hijackers Would Plan On NORAD Showing Up
"To be able to make these attacks within an half hour [of each other] — that shows an incredible degree of organization or skill," says Stanley Bedlington, a retired senior analyst at the CIA counterterrorism center. (Quoted in The Christian Science Monitor, "The national reels," September 12, 2001.)
Rubbish, Mr. Bedlington. Had there been real hijackers, they would have earned a "D" for this effort. Careful planners would have researched the expected reaction time of NORAD. The Payne Stewart example was already well-known, and the NTSB report was publicly available. Real hijackers would expect NORAD would be onto them in 19 minutes following detection of a problem. (Payne Stewart, above.) Surely this is Hijackology 101.
Look at the three diagrams again:
Real hijackers with "an incredible degree of organization or skill" would not have taken jets from Boston to hit New York, and given the NORAD 30 minutes and 50 minutes, respectively, to intercept them. Real hijackers would not have taken a jet from Dulles and meandered all the way to Ohio and back again before hitting the Pentagon.
Real hijackers with even a modicum of organization or skill would have hijacked planes from Kennedy or LaGuardia to hit the WTC towers shortly after take-off and struck like lightning while the planes were close to their targets, before anyone had a chance to react. Real hijackers would have hijacked a plane from National, Baltimore-Washington, or Dulles airports and hit the Pentagon shortly after take-off and struck like lightning while the plane was close to its target and before anyone had a chance to react.
Remember, real hijackers would have believed they had, at the very most, a 19-minute window of opportunity before NORAD interception, as proven by the Payne Stewart case. They would not have believe they had an 80-minute window of opportunity, as NORAD gave them on September 11 (Flight 11 went amiss at 8:15-8:20 a.m, Pentagon hit 80 minutes later at 9:40 a.m.).
No. "Real" hijackers did not pull off this caper. Believing that NORAD tried to protect us but was bested by superior hijacker strategy is akin to taking professional wrestling seriously. DC Dave (thebird.org... ) put it succinctly when he wrote "The Show Goes On,"
The Rock's opponent cooperates
When he's thrown down on the mat.
Now think of September 11:
Our defense was just like that.
What Motive Did NORAD Have For 9-11?
By now we are familiar with the shocking story of the treason of President Johnson and Secretary of Defense McNamara when they allowed Israel to torpedo the USS Liberty, and ordered American fighter pilots, who were aloft and coming to Liberty's aid, back to their aircraft carrier. www.USSLiberty.org...
When it comes to treason in high places on behalf of Israel, we in the US have seen it already. And every administration since the time of the Liberty attack has cooperated in the treason by failing to investigate and punish the traitors. Such is the bald and ugly State of the Union.
On September 10, 2001, just one day before 9-11, The Washington Times ran a front-page story "US troops would enforce peace under Army study." The Times quoted officers in the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). Of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence/dirty trick service, the SAMS officers said: "Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act." Repeat: Israel's Mossad is:
"Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act." www.public-action.com...
"Let's you and him fight," has been a tactic used through the ages by intelligence agents. If you can goad someone else to destroy your enemy, why not? Thus it is with 9-11. American Zionists — both of the "Christian" and "Jewish" varieties — have seized upon 9-11 and used it as a pretext to sweep the world clean of Islam, the burr under Israel's saddle. And NORAD was used to set it up.
In this light, it is worthwhile to note that Israel also has expertise in building unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs):
"Don't Look AT 9-11. Look BEFORE. Look AFTER …"
There is now a plethora of Congressional investigations into 9-11. None of them will honestly examine what happened that day. Instead, Congress will focus its attention on the events BEFORE September 11 — our alleged intelligence failure to predict the "suicide pilots." Congress will decide our intelligence agencies need more money and more police state powers. All opponents to the Empire of Zion must be liquidated. Congress will do everything in its power to make that happen. In the same fashion, the Zionist flagship newspaper, The Washington Post, recently concluded a series of articles about "America's Chaotic Road To War." The focus was events AFTER September 11. Neither the Post nor any other newspaper will ever tell the reading public of NORAD's treachery.