Summary on 9/11 and inconsistencies regarding the official story (english)
According to the official 9/11 story 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked 4 commerical passenger jet airliners. They steered two airplanes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, one airplane into the Pentagon and the last airplane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
This summary will point out key issues, why the official story has severe flaws which do not add up :
1. World Trade Center 7
World Trade Center 7 was a 47-level building located next to the Twin Towers in New York. During the collapse of the Twin Towers the south face of WTC7 was hit by debris which caused minor fires on selected floors. On the afternoon of September 11th at 17:20 the entire building collapsed within seconds.The mainstream media never covered this topic except on that day. Starting September 12th the collapse of WTC7 was not mentioned on mainstream media. When watching the following video footage of the collapse of WTC7 ask yourself the following question :
Is a collapse due to "structural failure caused by small office fires" likely to be perfectly symetrical, occur at nearly free-fall speed and turn the entire building into a dust cloud ?
A group of over 1900 architects and engineers researched the video footage and the available evidence (debris and dust samples) and came to the conclusion that office fires could not have caused this form of a symetric collapse at free-fall speed. The fact that they found thermite - a special form of explosive used for the controlled demolition of buildings - in all dust samples they investigated raises serious questions. A scientific paper published by several of their researches as well as university professors describes their findings in detail.
Another serious questions concerns the fact that BBC World television "accidentially" announced the collapse of WTC7 20 minutes before it actually happened (check out this footage from BBC World -This recording starts at 5:08pm and ends at 5:15pm - You can see WTC7 directly right of the correspondents head because the building did not collapse until 5 minutes later at 5:20pm).
This leaves any rationally thinking person with a lot of unanswered questions. How could BBC World have known about the collapse in advance ? The explaination from BBC World is that they only picked up on a news report from Reuters and repeated that report on the air. There is no statement from Reuters on their "early reporting" on the collapse of WTC7. The most significant question probably remains : Why was the collapse of WTC7 not even mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report, which until this day is the official writing of history.
2. Damage at the Pentagon lacking evidence of an airplane crash
Several pictures were taken during the 30 minutes after an airplane allegedly hit the Pentagon and when parts of the wall of the Pentagon collapsed. These pictures only show a hole that is too small for a Boeing 757-200 to fit in. One would also expect two holes nearby where the two Rolls Royce RB-211 engines had to strike the Pentagon.
This pictures shows the size of the airplane in comparison to the size of the Pentagon :
The pictures taken before the collapse, do not show any impact holes for the engines :
The following picture shows a close-up of the hole in which allegedly the entire airplane disappeared. It is also interesting to see that the windows right above the hole are still intact and show foam from the fire department trying to extinguish nearby fires :
It is also noticeable that almost no traces of any commercial airplane were ever found at the Pentagon, only some minor pieces which were carried away by hand showed up. Most of the airplane just vanished including its Rolls Royce RB-211 engines.
For further information on this subject it is highly recommended to watch the documentary "National Security Alert" mentioned in the following bulletin point.
3. Flight path of American Airlines 77 before hitting the Pentagon
Concerned US citizens founded the Citizens Investigation Team and started to interview eye witnesses who were located close to the Pentagon on 9/11. Amongst the eye witnesses they interviewed are two police officers and a Pentagon Helicopter Air Traffic Controller.
The key aspect of investigation was the flight path of the airplane. The picture below shows the flight path drawn by the eye witnesses during their interview as yellow lines and the flight path claimed by the government in green. The yellow dots indicate where one or several witnesses were located :
In order to knock down the 5 light poles (red dots) the airplane had to be on the official (green) flight path given by the government which is inconsistent with the eye witnesses. Non of the eye witnesses were able to see the airplane actually hit the Pentagon due to a small hill located between them and Pentagon, some were able to see the explosion. One eye witness located at the other side of the Pentagon saw an airplane at low altitude flying away seconds after he heard the explosion.
The Citizen Investigation Team produced a free documantary called "National Security Alert" to summarize their findings. It includes interviews with the witnesses aswell as an analysis of who saw what from which location :
4. No response from US military & Strange orders from Dick Cheney
One of the open questions regarding 9/11 is : Why did the US military not react when the 4 airplanes got off their determined flight path and radio communication was lost. An investigation regarding this matter showed that in the year 2001 alone this process of "air policing" had happen more than 50 times until 9/11 and every single time jet fighters were in the air within minutes and were then directed to where the suspicious airplane was located.
This is an excerpt from the “official story” of what happened on 9/11 :
At 8:14 flight AA11 ignored a command from air traffic control to change altitude, radio contact was lost and shortly thereafter the transponder was turned off. At 8:25 the air traffic controller reported having heard an announcement probably by a hijacker that was broadcasted on the air instead of on the onboard announcement system.
Protocols require air traffic control to inform the military in case of a suspected emergency, this did not happen until 8:40. At 8:46 AA11 crashed into the World Trade Center. By 8:53 two fighter jets started but without any orders on where to fly. By 9:01 air traffic control informed the military about flight UA175 heading for New York. By 9:03 UA175 crashed into the World Trade Center.
By that time AA77 and UA93 both had been hijacked as well and started to deviate from their course. AA77 allegedly crashed in the Pentagon at 9:37, UA93 allegedly crashed in Shanksville at 10:03 The military did not check on both airplanes by fighter jets.
Norman Mineta (Transportations Secretary) gave public testimony in May 2003 about his experiences on 9/11 : He was at the Presidential Emergency Operations Center with Dick Cheney on the morning of 9/11 and gave the following testimony :
How does all this add up to a consistent storyline ?
The testimony of Norman Mineta is not mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report at all, but even worse : The video of his testimony has been removed from the video archive of the 9/11 Commission. If his testimony was not broadcasted on live television, nobody would have even heard about it.
5. Pentagon announced 2.3 trillion dollars have gone missing on September 10th 2001
The wing of the Pentagon where AA77 allegedly crashed into was the only wing that had been structurally strengthened during a renovation that year. Thus this wing was still almost empty except for parts of the accounting office that just moved in again.
On September 10th 2001 Donald Rumsfeld (Secretary of Defense at that time) gave a press conference at the Pentagon where he admitted that 2.3 trillion dollars went missing at the Pentagon. One day later all evidence that would have allowed to track where this money went conveniently disappeared when the accounting office area was destroyed. Suddenly there were more important issues on the radar than fighting corruption.
Here is a clip from the press conference where Donald Rumsfeld makes the staggering announcement :
6. Official aircraft speeds "technically impossible"
The National Transportation Safety Board released a report on February 7th 2002 documenting the speed of United Airlines Flight 175 before it hit the World Trade Center. The following graph is directly taken from this report. The top diagram shows the altitude, the bottom diagram shows air craft speed in knots :
An analysis of the radar data from 9/11 showed that United Airlines Flight 175 was flying at 510 knots when it hit the World Trade Center. This speed equals 944 km/h or 586 mph. UA175 was a Boeing 767-200 which has a maximum operating speed at ground level of 360 knots. Commercial airplanes are not designed to fly at high speeds at ground level because the air pressure at ground level compared to travel altitude is so high that the created air resistance could destroy the entire airplane.
Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of pilots who have looked into the contradictory evidence for all four airplanes which ranges from too high speed to flight maneuvers which they consider impossible especially if performed by un-experienced pilots. The US government is unwilling to acknowledge the existence of contradictory evidence and is not making any statements on the subject.
They produced the 45-minute documentary "World Trade Center Attack" to summarize the contradictions they discovered when analyzing the officially available data from their viewpoint of being professionals in aviation :
In the recent years Pilots for 9/11 truth have released several other documentaries all covering different contradictory aspects of the events on that day. You find all of their documentaries in the Resource section.
7. The Shanksville Crash - a crash site lacking evidence of a crash
According to the official story passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 tried to enter the cockpit to regain control from terrorists. This resulted in the airplane to crash at a location near Shanksville. Most of the evidence does not support the official story :
The debris from the crash was found in an area that is 7 miles long :
How could the debris be spread this widely if the airplane crashed in one location ?
Hardly any evidence of larger parts from the airplane was found. The “official crash site” is shown in the photos below :
Does this look suspicious to you ? Where is the airplane ?!?
In the following video from a news broadcast from September 11th you can see video footage taken from a helicopter of the area surrounding the crash site. There is a lot of miniature debris ("nothing larger than a phone book") spread over an "area of 3-4 miles". How could this be if the airplane crashed in one location ?
8. Cell phone calls
Immediately after 9/11 happened about 15 cell phone calls were reported from passengers that were on the hijacked airplanes. These calls were essential in shaping the “official story” of hijackers with knives and box cutters by “eye witnesses” onboard the airplanes.
In the aftermath it became apparent that the cell phone calls from airplanes that fly higher than 8000 feet are almost impossible. This was experimentally confirmed by “Project Achilles – Low altitude cell phone call experiments” in 2003 performed by A.K. Dewdney
Here is a summary of the officially recognized cell phone calls :
Flight UA 175 : Departed 8:14, reached 31.000 feet at 8:33 and maintained altitude until 8:51
First cell phone call by Peter Hanson at 8:52 (caller ID identified his cell)
Flight AA 77 : Departed 8:10, reached 35.000 feet at 8:46 , transponder turned off at 8:56, several cell phone calls starting 9:12, autopilot disengaged at 7000 feet at 9:29
On board was also CNN commentator Barbara Olson. She called her husband between 9:16 and 9:26 (according to 9/11 commission report on an air phone). In 2006 it became apparent that AA77 had no onboard air phones installed at all. So how did she call her husband ?!?
Flight UA93 : Departed 8:42, reached 35.000 feet at 9:02, hijacking at 9:28, cell phone calls start at 9:32, transponder turned off at 9:41, Tom Burnett calls his wife at 9:58 telling her “We are going to do something”, crash in Shanksville at 10:03
Flight AA11 : No cell phone calls reported on this flight, Betty Ong called from an air phone
There has been no official reaction from the US government to the findings of research of the last years which contradict the 9/11 Commission Report released in 2004.
9. The 9/11 Commission Report (and what is NOT in it)
- It does not mention the collapse of World Trade Center 7
- It does not mention that if the official “pancake collapse”-theory was true the steel-frame should have remained standing and 110 floors in pancake formation should be found at the bottom after the collapse. Both expectations have turned out untrue.
- It does not mention that the entire rubble of 9/11 was shipped to China before any proper examination of the evidence could take place.
- It does not mention that several FBI agents have gone on record claiming that they knew about the plans for 9/11 in advance but their warnings remained unheard.
- It does not mention the discrepancies of George W. Bush’s statement that he saw the first airplane hit the WTC before entering the school. This impact was not shown on TV on 9/11. (see extra bulletin point further down the list)
To read the report yourself, just click on the image of it, this will open the PDF version of the report.
Three members of the 9/11 commission have recently made interesting public statements :
John Farmer - Senior Council for the 9/11 Commission – wrote a book on his experiences of being a member of the 9/11 Commission. In this book "The Ground Truth - The untold story of America under attack on 9/11" he documents false testimony by the White House, CIA, FBI, and NORAD. The following two quotes are from his book :
“At some level of government, at some point in time, a decision was made not to tell the truth about the national response to the attacks on the morning of 9/11. We owe the truth to the families of the victims of 9/11. We owe it to the American public as well, because only by understanding what has gone wrong in the past can we assure our nation’s safety in the future.”
"A government that conceals the truth puts the nation at risk"
Thomas Kean – Republican governor of New Jersey and head of the 9/11 Commission – has given the following statement :
“We to this day don’t know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us, it was just so far from the truth. . . "
In January 2008 Kean wrote an article in the New York Times titled "Stonewalled by the CIA" in which he describes how CIA director George Tenet told the 9/11 Commission point blank that certain areas of research were off limits for them.
Max Cleland was US Senator for the State of Georgia from 1997 until 2003. He was appointed to serve on the 9/11 Commission but is the only person who resigned from the commission because the Bush administration was stonewalling and blocking the committee's access to key documents and witnesses.
In November 2003 Cleland said "I cannot look any American in the eye, especially family members of victims and say the commission had full access. This investigation is now compromised"
10. George Bush saw the first airplane hit the World Trade Center "on TV" on 9/11
About 3 months after 9/11 Bush gave a speech, during which he says that before he went to the class room at the school event he was "waiting outside" and while waiting he saw "on TV" how an airplane hit the World Trade Center. The problem with this statement is that there was no video footage of the first airplane on TV until September 12th. So which "station" was he watching ?
When Bush was asked during a press conference if he had "advanced knowledge of 9/11" his reaction is rather odd :
11. The collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 identified 14 key points regarding the collapse of both towers which raise severe questions :
- Constant acceleration through what was the path of greatest resistance — no time for “crushing”
- Unnaturally symmetrical debris distribution
- Extremely rapid onset of destruction
- Over one hundred first responders reported explosions and flashes of light
- Multi-ton steel sections ejected laterally 600 ft at 50 mph
- Mid-air pulverization of 90,000 tons of concrete, metal decking, and floor trusses
- Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic-like clouds
- 1200-foot diameter debris fields: no “pancaked” floors found
- Isolated explosive ejections seen 20-40 stories below cascadingdemolition canopy
- Total building destruction: dismemberment of steel frame
- Several tons of molten iron found under all 3 high-rises
- Evidence of thermite found in previously molten metal, WTC dust and steel
- Sophisticated energetic nano-thermite chips found in WTC dust samples
- No precedent for steel-framed high-rise collapse due to fire
A few more details regarding the collapse should be pointed out :
When World Trade Center 1 collapsed the upper section first telescopes in on itself for about half of its size :
This is a significant observation because if the upper section is supposed to perform the "work" of destroying the building section below itself and it vaporizes half of itself at the beginning of the collapse, then it also lost half of its potential energy.The physical law of conservation of energy says energy can not be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed. In the case of a collapse of a bulding potential energy is transformed into kinetic energy (for the downward acceleration) and somehow the process of destroying the building structure also has to be energized by the potential energy of the building itself. Interestingly enough both towers collapsed practically at free-fall speed which can only happen if all potential energy is transformed into kinetic energy. So where does the energy to destroy the building structure come from ?
When World Trade Center 2 collapsed, the upper section tilts while it start moving downwards. A technical analysis of the available video footage calculated the maximum tilt angle before the building disappears in the dust cloud at 25 degrees :
This video shows the tilting quite well :
Also pay attention to the violent lateral ejections of building material uniformly on both fronts of WTC2 as documented in this video :
Even though this tilting occured, the collapse itself was perfectly symetrical as the debris field after the collapse showed. This is rather strange since theoretically the upper section has to perform the "work" of destroying the building below itself and if it starts tilting it should rather tip over the side where it is tilting towards and fall off the side than to continue through the path of greatest resistence.
Additionally it should be considered that in a structural collapse the upper section of the building should remain at least partly in tact and not pulverize to dust. It might be interesting to compare a failed building demolition from 1985 to see what happens to the upper part of a building if a controlled demolition goes wrong :
It might also be insightful to take a look at the physics based analysis of the collapse of the World Trade Center performed by David Chandler which is available in the Resources section
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 have done extensive scientific research into the collapse of WTC 1, 2 and 7. It is highly recommended to visit their website and on it especially the evidence section.
12. Eye witnesses of the events at the World Trade Center
There is a long list of eye witnesses who were in the World Trade Center on September 11th. This section only points out the most important ones :
Barry Jennings was deputy director of emergency services department. When the first airplane hit WTC1 he immediately headed for WTC7 in which the Office of Emergency Management was located on the 23rd floor. When he arrived, the emergency center was abandoned. Together with a second witness he took the stairway to leave the building. When they were somewhere between the 6th and 8th floor an explosion happened below them and destroyed the entire stairway. This happened before WTC1 and WTC2 collapsed. Barry was trapped in WTC7 during the collapse of WTC1 and WTC2 and was rescued before WTC7 collapsed. He witnessed multiple explosions in WTC7. He also noticed that - when he was rescued around 1 p.m. - the lobby of WTC7 was completely destroyed and he left WTC7 through a "huge hole in the wall". Directly after his rescue Barry was interviewed by ABC7. Barry died in 2008 under mysterious circumstances at age 53.
In this interview he describes his experiences during 9/11 :
William Rodriguez was a janitor in the World Trade Center’s north tower. He risked his life on 9/11 to help people who could not help themselves by using his masterkey to open locked doors so people could get out of the building. For his heroic behaviour he received praise by many people including George W. Bush.
On 9/11 William arrived at work around 8:30 and went into the basement level B1 where his office was. While talking to his supervisor a major explosion happened in the basement level below them. Shortly after this explosion happened he heard the impact of the first airplane hitting the top of the building.
This is his 3-minute eye witness report :
Two firefighters were interviewed in the morning of 9/11. Both witnessed multiple explosions in the lobby area of the World Trade Center. The explosions were so severe that they were seriously injured. The interview itself starts at 1:30 :
Firefighter John Schroder was in the lobby of the World Trade Center when he witnessed that the elevators exploded :
The following video shows a 30 second video clip from the lobby of the World Trade Center before it collapsed. Several firefighters had already stated on record that the destruction of the lobby looked to them like it was hit by a bomb. Take a look at the footage yourself :
If you start investigating for yourself you will find tons of additional eye witnesses. Most of them have one thing in common, they report on secondary explosions on different levels of the World Trade Center. The best available compilation of eye witness reports and media reports is almost 30 minutes long. The first two minutes are the interview with the two firefighters embedded before so you can start watching at 02:00 :
You have been presented with 12 different topics regarding 9/11. If you have never researched this kind of information it might be the first time that you heard about any of this. You have to ask yourself, why the mass media has not covered these kind of topics and you have to decide for yourself, what you are going to do next now that you know. The best thing to do might be to first start researching the whole topic for yoursef. You will be amazed how many websites have been created and how much information is available if you're only willing to take a look. The second step might be to tell other people about what you have learned but be aware that the majority of the population does not want to know about any of this and you can not force anybody to face a reality that might shatter their entire world view.
From my personal experience I can only recommend to face the "dark side" of our reality because you can only understand how things add up if you acknowledge the existence of the "dark side" and understand its role in the "big picture". Doing research on these forces and understanding their influence on our lifes ultimately leads to far deeper questions than "What really happened on 9/11 ?"
If you took the time to read upto this point, you might want to invest at least 4 additional minutes and watch the following video. It summarizes the content of the article with a humerous wink. Even though the topic is actually quite serious, it is sometimes easier to approach the truth through humor :