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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Try reading Lawrence Wright's THE LOOMING TOWERS

Bin Laden had designated 4 targets - WTC 1 & 2 in NYC, These were named the TOWERS OF THE JEWS
symbolizing finance Targets of American 11 and United 175

The Pentagon named as the TOWER OF WAR, symbolizing American military power target of American 77

The Capitol named the TOWER oF LAWS symbolizing the American government - this was target of United 93
which crashed at Shanksville

All these buildings in addition to their symbolic value had several other salient facts all were very large buildings
easily identifiable from the air and easy to hit

The White House on other hand is fairly small (compared to other targets) , ringed by trees and perimeter fence

Also many "truthers" declare that hijackers were poor pilots (despite having pilots licenses with commerical
ratings and time in jet simulators) yet state that were capable of finding and hitting the White House




posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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OBL wanted to hit the White House, the others thought it would be too difficult.


As to targets, Atta understood Bib Ladin’s interest in striking the White House. Atta said he thought this target was too difficult, but had tasked Hamzi and Hanjour to evaluate its feasibility and was awaiting their answer. Atta said that those two operatives had rented small aircraft and flown reconnaissance flights near the Pentagon. Atta explained that Hanjour was assigned to attack the Pentagon, Jarrah the Capitol, and that both Atta and Shehhi would hit the World Trade Center. If any pilot could not reach his intended target, he was to crash the plane. If Atta could not strike the World Trade Center, he planned to crash his aircraft directly into the streets of New York.



They discussed targets in coded language, pretending to be students discussing various field of study” “architecture” referred to the World Trade Center, “arts” the Pentagon, “law” the Capitol, and “politics” the White House.

Binalshibh reminded Atta that Bin Ladin wanted to target the White House. Atta again cautioned that this would be difficult. When Binalshibh persisted, Atta agreed to include the White House but suggested they keep the Capitol as an alternate target in case the White House proved too difficult


Source



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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If terrorist were really behind this and wanted to do the most damage, they would have aimed their planes for high traffic areas such as the streets of NY. Many more would have died. The towers were destroyed because they had just been insured 1 month prior to the attacks by larry silverstein for 3.8 billion. He made money by lending his towers for destruction, in one of the biggest insurance frauds of all time


Care to explain how the planes are supposed to hit the streets when the streets are ringed with buildings ?

As for insurance - reason Silverstein bough the insurance was because the banks putting up the money
demanded he buy insurance

In case didn't know the WTC was bombed in 1993 sustaining millions of dollars in damage and disruption

Silverstein attempted to buy only 1.5 billion on each buildings, banks said wanted 5 billion , settled on 3.55
billion for each building

In fact Silverstein LOST money, he has to rebuild the WTC site, still has to pay rent (10 million/month) to
Port Authority and is making no money from smoking holes in ground

Funny way to run an insurance scam..........



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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Pentagon lies just off the runways at Regan National Airport

Care to inform us how were supposed to tell if a hijacked plane .....?



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by thedman
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
 


Try reading Lawrence Wright's THE LOOMING TOWERS

Bin Laden had designated 4 targets - WTC 1 & 2 in NYC, These were named the TOWERS OF THE JEWS
symbolizing finance Targets of American 11 and United 175

The Pentagon named as the TOWER OF WAR, symbolizing American military power target of American 77

The Capitol named the TOWER oF LAWS symbolizing the American government - this was target of United 93
which crashed at Shanksville

All these buildings in addition to their symbolic value had several other salient facts all were very large buildings
easily identifiable from the air and easy to hit

The White House on other hand is fairly small (compared to other targets) , ringed by trees and perimeter fence

Also many "truthers" declare that hijackers were poor pilots (despite having pilots licenses with commerical
ratings and time in jet simulators) yet state that were capable of finding and hitting the White House


i dont know who could really argue they were poor pilots when every target was hit with cruise missle like accuracy. just the flight path taken to hit the pentagon makes me think it would have been just as easy to aim for the washington monument and use that to aim for the white house.

thanks for your recommendation on the book. sounds very interesting and ill have to check it out sometime.



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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Interesting discussion.

However, consider some things.

(now this is assuming 9/11 was exactly as we have all been told, all conspiracies aside, etc).

The terrorist stated that 9/11 was a blow to the US by striking the heart of our financial center (NY trade center). Against our military (Pentagon) and our leaders (White House, which didn't get there).

As Wrabbit said, it would have been much worse, if the planes had made it to the White House with both POTUS and VPOTUS there, and hit the Capital Building.
But that thinking would be more on the thought of a war on a country by a country

Let's face it: even as bad as things were from the WTC being hit like that, and all those people killed, it didn't stop the US financial institutions at all. Nor did taking out one side of the pentagon take out our top military leaders.
And even if 93 had hit the WH, it would not have demoralized us (the White House was burned down before many ages ago).

But remember........we're Americans. We don't get demoralized. We get pissed off.

Now...if you think about it, it means that who ever made the attack really didn't understand that Americans really aren't really fat, dumb and arrogant, who cave under pressure.

In reality, we're a bit over weight, kind of slow on the uptake, and we don't like to be pushed around (but we do tend to be a bit on the arrogant side). But anyone that has paid attention to US history, should know that we get pissed off, and when we do, we don't just make faces and noises.

So again, either they really didn't understand us...........or (and this is for the conspiracy people, as I know you'll love this part), you could go down the road thinking that "they" (whomever "they" were), knew EXACTLY that's what it would do.

Just my 2 cents.



posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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Conspiracy types tend to hold several contradicting opinions

One is the hijackers were so pitiful could not hit anything - Yet assume can pick White House from the air
and hit it

As for the other buildings - refer to earlier post

All the targets were extremely large buildings, the largest in the world, were easily identifable and had
no obstructions to hinder their approach



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 12:44 AM
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Originally posted by buster2010
Remember a couple of trillion dollars was reported missing just a couple of days before 9/11.


Wrong, it was never reported missing, and the announcement was a year before 9/11

Why do people continue to post such nonsense?



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 12:58 AM
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In reality, we're a bit over weight, kind of slow on the uptake, and we don't like to be pushed around (but we do tend to be a bit on the arrogant side). But anyone that has paid attention to US history, should know that we get pissed off, and when we do, we don't just make faces and noises.

So again, either they really didn't understand us...........or (and this is for the conspiracy people, as I know you'll love this part), you could go down the road thinking that "they" (whomever "they" were), knew EXACTLY that's what it would do.


You know, something else has occurred to me. You have a good point that the blow it would have made to the United States in losing the President's family..and breaking him in the process, the VP and Congress all at once wouldn't have been fatal. It would have been psychologically disastrous for a short period though. Like Pearl Harbor, it would have taken a bit of time to get the United States moving and really engaged after such a blow.

So...what if more had been planned but trashed as soon as it was clear the U.S. was not only un-phased in any functional way, but radically pissed off and coming for someone..anyone..EVERYONE at that point.

Seriously, think about it. They already showed 9/11 was a part of a larger and internationally coordinated action. They assassinated Ahmad Shah Massoud on September 9th. Coincidence? He was Defense Minister to the Northern Alliance and a primary commander to the Anti-Taliban/Anti-Al Qaeda United Islamic Front....and the best ally the U.S. could have needed a few days later. The CIA had serious history with the guy.... He'd have likely, some say, been the Karzai, had he lived. Heck of a preemptive strike.

So if the U.S. had been essentially knocked clear off the world board for even a few weeks in lack of leadership...I wonder if something else was set to have happened? I dunno.. it's a nagging thought I've always had.



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 01:01 AM
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No you are wrong it was just a few days before.... How did a airplane penetrate 4 6ft reinforced concrete walls?
Then only leave a 6ft by 6ft hole? The roof did not collapse until after firefighters arrived on the scene.



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 01:05 AM
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posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by hanyak69
No you are wrong it was just a few days before


Why do you persist with that untruth, when you were told the truth? why do people ignore the facts as they do not fit their silly conspiracy theory

www.911myths.com...


In fiscal 1999, a defense audit found that about $2.3 trillion of balances, transactions and adjustments were inadequately documented. These "unsupported" transactions do not mean the department ultimately cannot account for them, she advised, but that tracking down needed documents would take a long time. Auditors, she said, might have to go to different computer systems, to different locations or access different databases to get information.



How did a airplane penetrate 4 6ft reinforced concrete walls?


Another false story from you - care to show evidence of these 4 6ft reinforced concrete walls? Where exactly were they....

This is why 9/11 conspiracy theorists are laughed at - they have no facts, all they can post are silly made up stories.



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 01:09 AM
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Originally posted by hanyak69
reply to post by spoor
 


www.youtube.com...


care to tell us exactly where in that video anyone said the money was "missing"?



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by DeadSeraph
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The official story is that the Plane that crashed over Pennsylvania was headed for the White House. What I'd like to know is why the countless missile batteries that guard the airspace over the Pentagon didn't seem to notice the airliner headed right for the building.


No mate, the biggest mystery is why video of the plane actually hitting the building (from the 80 plus security cameras) hasn't been released



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by Zcustosmorum
No mate, the biggest mystery is why video of the plane actually hitting the building (from the 80 plus security cameras) hasn't been released

Nobody has ever shown that any more video exists. The 80+ number comes from a list of videotapes the FBI had. None of them contained any more video of the plane and a large number weren't even related to the Pentagon.

The claim is completely false, and you can find more information here: www.911myths.com...



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 01:58 AM
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For all who want to see the Pentagon scene, as up close as anything has ever been, anywhere..here is the link.

United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui

There are the 1,202 Photographs, documents, receipts, records and pieces of evidence entered by Defense and Prosecution for the only formal trial to ever be held on 9/11. I don't remember what scene photos are in which group by number and I'm too tired to go back into that horror to find them. I'll say they are all in the same sequences though. Shanksville, the WTC and the Pentagon photo sets. Not all together as a group, but each location was entered at once.

Now this was a no kidding criminal trial for murders, among other things. Murders need bodies...and these photos are crime scene level photos. That means, you don't want your kid browsing this collection and if someone is sensitive...there are images there you'll never be able to "un-see". However, that is why the United States Government posted the entire evidence collection this way.

This is the official USG site for the trial and evidence..and they've never posted a trial like this before. It was done for the same reason the WW-II official photos were taken. To Document the event for anyone and everyone to see. 7 items are Classified and not available...the item numbers are there.



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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On September 10th, 2001 the Secretary of Defense testified before Congress that he lost $2.3 Trillion.

Problem is DOD was only budgeted something around $300 Billion per year.....how could they lose $2.3 Trillion?
Supposedly the area of the Pentagon that was hit is the part where the financial records were.

Money had to be hidden,



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 03:58 AM
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Originally posted by Pervius
On September 10th, 2001 the Secretary of Defense testified before Congress that he lost $2.3 Trillion.


It was not before Congress, and he never testified that he lost any money at all....


Problem is DOD was only budgeted something around $300 Billion per year.....how could they lose $2.3 Trillion?


Only conspiracy theorists claim anyone said that they lost $2.3 trillion...
edit on 9-9-2012 by spoor because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 04:36 AM
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Rumsfeld made the announcement the day before 9/11 - here's the official transcript www.defense.gov...:

"Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, The Pentagon , Monday, September 10, 2001"

It's actually linked from your own (flawed, opinionated and highly questionable) source.



posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 04:40 AM
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Originally posted by Pr0t0
Rumsfeld made the announcement the day before 9/11


No one said he didnt, but he never said the money was missing, and it was announced well before that as well.






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