New 9/11 Timeline Entries

December 31, 2011

source: History Commons Blog   Dec 31, 2011

Numerous new entries have been added to the Complete 9/11 Timeline at History Commons, many of which deal with the US military’s actions around the time of–and in response to–the 9/11 attacks, while other new entries provide important information about the military’s responses to suspicious aircraft prior to 9/11.

New timeline entries describe how NORAD–the military organization responsible for defending US airspace–regularly launched fighter jets in response to suspicious aircraft in the years before 9/11, with fighters able to take off within minutes of a scramble order.

Other new entries describe a large Russian military exercise that began the day before 9/11 and was monitored by NORAD fighters that were deployed to Alaska and Northern Canada. The Russians promptly called off their exercise in response to the attacks in the US on September 11. As well as monitoring this Russian exercise, on September 11, personnel at the NORAD operations center in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, were participating in the annual training exercise Vigilant Guardian, which has been described as a “full-blown nuclear war” exercise.

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Questions and Answers with Kevin Fenton

July 16, 2011

by Jon Gold    source: 9/11 Truth News     July 16, 2011

I was introduced to Kevin Fenton sometime in 2006. We met on 911blogger.com where he was a contributor for many years.  I respected his keen insight and appreciated the fact that he used mainstream media accounts and Government documents for his postings there.  Kevin is a contributor to the Complete 9/11 Timeline available at http://www.historycommons.org, along with people like Paul Thompson.

Eventually, Kevin signed up on my site, and started posting his information there. In September 2007, I started work on something I called the Who Is? Archives that was based on the material of the timeline.  Kevin was kind enough to write several of the introductions for people mentioned.

The following is a written interview with Kevin Fenton, answering questions that I asked him. Thank you Kevin for taking the time, and I hope everyone buys your book, Disconnecting The Dots: How 9/11 Was Allowed To Happen.  The information in it is essential to understanding the 9/11 attacks, and gives several examples of people that should have been held accountable, but weren’t.

What prompted you to get involved with the cause of 9/11 Justice?

Several years ago, I read The New Pearl Harbor by David Ray Griffin after learning of it on the web and thinking it might be interesting. After reading, I felt some of it held up fairly well, and some of his arguments did not hold up so well. I started to read things about 9/11 on the net and to delve more deeply into some of the issues.

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Video: 9/11 Fighter Pilot, Col. Tim Duffy Visits Northern California

July 6, 2011

Brian Romanoff    Nor Cal Truth     July 6, 2011

Col. Tim Duffy visited Sonoma County, Ca on June 25th. He came to the Pacific Coast Air Museum, where the F-15 he flew on 9/11 is on display for the local 9/11 memorial.

Part 1 of 3

Col. Tim Duffy describes the day of 9/11 from his perspective. He also begins to take questions from the audience. Noteably, he describes the towers destruction as an “impolosion”, rather than a “collapse” – and mentions his prior intercept mission in the past.

Part 2 of 3

Col. Tim Duffy answers questions from the audience. Questions include topics of: A prior intercept mission; being held at 2 fighter jets as opposed to 4 or 6 when patrollong NY,
communications, and more…

Part 3 of 3

I am able to approach Col. Tim Duffy after the event to ask if he was able to read the 9/11 Commission Report, and if he was satisfied with his section in it.

Please see the History Commons website on Col. Tim Duffy, and this recent thread at 9/11 Blogger.


The Many False Hijackings of 9/11

April 11, 2011

by Shoestring    source: 9/11 Blogger   April 11, 2011

“There were a number of false reports out there. What was valid? What was a guess? We just didn’t know.”

– Colonel Robert Marr, battle commander at
NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector on 9/11

Although it has been widely reported that four commercial aircraft were hijacked over the United States on September 11, 2001, what is less well known is that while the terrorist attacks were taking place and for many hours after, numerous additional aircraft gave indications that they had been hijacked or, for other reasons, were singled out as potential emergencies. More than 20 aircraft were identified as possible hijackings, according to some accounts, and other aircraft displayed signs of emergencies, such as losing radio communication with air traffic controllers or transmitting a distress signal.

Reports about these false alarms have revealed extraordinary circumstances around some of the incidents and bizarre explanations for how they arose. For example, it has been claimed that the pilots of one foreign aircraft approaching the U.S. set their plane’s transponder to transmit a code signaling they had been hijacked simply to show authorities that they were aware of what had been taking place in America that morning. [1] Another aircraft reported as transmitting a distress signal while approaching the U.S. was subsequently found to have been canceled, and still at the airport. [2]

There may be innocent explanations for some of the less serious false alarms, such as those simply involving the temporary loss of radio communication with the plane, which is a common occurrence and happens on a daily basis. [3] But, viewed in its entirety, the evidence appears highly suspicious and raises serious questions. Why, for example, were there so many false alarms on September 11? Why did so many of them involve false reports of hijackings or aircraft falsely signaling that they had been hijacked? The details of specific incidents that have been reported, which I describe below, show that these false alarms must have been something more than just the results of confusion caused by the terrorist attacks.

MILITARY EXERCISES INCLUDED SIMULATED HIJACKINGS
One possibility to consider is that some of the false alarms related to training exercises taking place on September 11. There is evidence supporting this contention. For example, shortly after 9/11, the New Yorker reported, “During the last several years, the government regularly planned for and simulated terrorist attacks, including scenarios that involved multiple plane hijackings.” [4] And we know that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the military organization responsible for defending U.S. airspace, was in the middle of a major exercise called Vigilant Guardian on September 11. [5] This exercise is known to have been scheduled to include at least one simulated plane hijacking on the morning of 9/11. [6] And in the week before 9/11, it included at least four simulated plane hijackings. [7]

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Backup Communications System Was ‘Miraculously’ Switched on for ‘Exercise Mode’ and Ready for Use on 9/11

January 12, 2011

by shoestring   source: 9/11 Blogger   Jan 12, 2011

A special backup network that allows communications between government and military agencies to continue during emergencies was “miraculously” switched on the day before 9/11, and so was already operational when the terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon took place. The Special Routing Arrangement Service (SRAS) was, for reasons unknown, turned on for “exercise mode” on September 10, 2001, and was therefore ready to be utilized the following day, when there was a national emergency like that for which it was intended.

The SRAS is the responsibility of a little-known government agency called the National Communications System (NCS), which works to keep critical telecommunications functioning during emergencies and played a crucial role in the government’s response to the 9/11 attacks, helping to maintain and restore communications networks. Furthermore, the SRAS is related to “Continuity of Government”–a plan that was activated for the first time during the attacks.

SRAS TURNED ON FOR ‘EXERCISE MODE’ ON SEPTEMBER 10
Brenton Greene, the director of the NCS on September 11, told the 9/11 Commission that on September 10, 2001, “miraculously, the SRAS system was turned on for exercise mode and thus it was ready to function on September 11.” Therefore, when the NCS was required to assist the government’s response to the terrorist attacks, the “SRAS was already in exercise mode and operational.” [1]

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NORAD Exercise a Year Before 9/11 Simulated a Pilot Trying to Crash a Plane into a New York Skyscraper–The UN Headquarters

July 29, 2010

source: Shoestring 9/11  July 29, 2010

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) held a major training exercise in October 2000 that included the scenario of a person stealing a large jet plane, which they planned to crash into the United Nations headquarters building–a 39-story high-rise in New York, just a few miles away from the World Trade Center. Furthermore, a NORAD exercise in June that year included one scenario in which a plane was hijacked with the intention of crashing it into the White House, and another in which a transcontinental flight was hijacked with the intention of crashing the plane into the Statue of Liberty, only a short distance from where the WTC stood.

The existence of these exercise scenarios was revealed in August 2004 by General Richard Myers, at that time the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senator Mark Dayton (D-MN) asked, “Did NORAD”– the military organization responsible for defending U.S. airspace–“conduct exercises or develop scenarios, prior to September 11, 2001, to test a military reaction to an aircraft hijacking which appeared destined to result in a suicide crash into a high-value target?” In response, Myers outlined “five exercise hijack events” that NORAD had practiced for between November 1999 and October 2000, which all “included a suicide crash into a high-value target.” [1] Yet the details of these chilling scenarios, which were like premonitions of the attacks on New York and Washington that lay ahead, failed to receive the public attention they deserved.

OCTOBER 2000 SCENARIO: STOLEN PLANE TARGETS UN BUILDING
The scenario that included an attempt to crash a plane into the UN headquarters was practiced for twice–on October 16 and October 23, 2000–as part of an exercise called Vigilant Guardian. This annual exercise was conducted by NORAD, and all of the organization, including its headquarters and its three air defense sectors in the continental United States, participated. [2]

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NORAD, Northcom Dedicate 9/11 Memorial

May 29, 2010

NORAD is directly responsible for letting those planes hit their targets on 9/11. If you dont know about the “stand down” orders, visit the following resources here and here. Just look at the search resuts for “NORAD, 9/11, Failures.”

by Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher    source: DOD      May 29, 2010

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., May 19, 2010 – North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command dedicated a new Sept. 11 memorial during a ceremony here yesterday.

The memorial, featuring a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center donated by the National Homeland Defense Foundation, stands near the entrance of the NORAD and Northcom headquarters building.

Don Addy, president and CEO of the National Homeland Defense Foundation, said people who view the memorial should remember not only the fallen, but also how the nation came together in the attack’s aftermath.

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