The 9/11 Stand Down in 2 Minutes NORAD, responsible for intercepting errant aircraft over the U.S., has a
standard operating procedure for scrambling planes for interception which
takes less than 15 minutes
Click above video link for more details, including ABC report showing Bush
lied about drills very reminiscent of Project
by Michael Kane -June 08
(special thanks to Barbara Honegger for her early work on this line of
“I have an on-the-record statement from someone in NORAD that on the day of
9/11 The Joint Chiefs of Staff (Richard B. Myers) and NORAD were conducting a
joint, live-fly, hijack Field Training Exercise (FTX) which involved at least
one (and almost certainly many more) aircraft under US control that was posing
as a hijacked airliner”.
Mike Ruppert – June 5, 2004, editor of FTW www.fromthewilderness.com
On September 11, 2001, Richard B. Meyers, the acting Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, has thus far claimed he was in a meeting with Senator Max
Cleland, and was “unaware” of the ongoing 9/11 attacks until after the
Pentagon was struck.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld claims that he was in the Pentagon giving
a lecture to members of Congress about the need for America to “be prepared
for the unexpected” pertaining to future terrorist attacks. As the 9/11 plot
unfolded, Secretary Donald Rumsfeld claims he was effectively out of the loop
while inside the Pentagon until it was struck at 9:38 am. That comes from his
testimony to the 9/11 Commission on March 25, 2004, while under oath.
On September 11, 2001, the Air Force was in its second day of annual wargame
drills, titled VIGILANT GUARDIAN, designed to test national air response
systems, which incidentally involved hijacking scenarios. In addition the
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) which is staffed by military and CIA
personnel, and is in charge of most American spy satellites, was running a
drill for the scenario of an errant aircraft crashing into its headquarters.
NRO headquarters also happens to be located just four miles from Washington’s
Dulles airport – where Flight 77 (the flight said to have hit the Pentagon)
On March 25, when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld testified before the
Commission, not one question was asked with regard to the multiple wargames
confirmed to have been in progress that morning. Why?
It is possible that Phillip Zelikow, the executive director of the 9/11
Commission, has classified certain wargames running on 9/11 so the Commission
can’t address them publicly. The fact that the war games are open source,
having been reported in mainstream publications including the Associated
Press, UPI, and Aviation Weekly Magazine would make such a classification part
& parcel to a cover-up. Hopefully the Commission will address, in public
hearing, the impact these wargames apparently had on the NORAD response on
For example, we know that Lt. Col. Dawne Deskins, regional Mission Crew Chief
for the VIGILANT GUARDIAN exercise, said that everyone at the North East Air
Defense Sector (NEADS), part of NORAD, initially thought the first call she
received about the real 9/11 hijackings was part of the wargames scenario (Newhouse
This is the question. Did VIGILANT GUARDIAN cause enough
confusion to allow three successful suicide hijackings to occur over an hour
and twenty minute period? The answer would appear to be – no.
NORAD’s recent admission to investigative journalist Mike Ruppert that they
were running a live-fly Field Training Exercise that involved at least one
aircraft under US control posing as a hijacking shows VIGILANT GUARDIAN is
merely the tip of the iceberg. Especially when considering that the Joint
Chiefs of Staff were directly involved with this “drill”.
Oddly enough, close scrutiny of Flight 11 (which crashed into the north tower
of the WTC) leaving Logan Airport in Boston has shown that there were
apparently two separate designated boarding gates for the doomed flight.
Researchers Nico Haupt & Woody Box have done a detailed analysis based
entirely on mainstream accounts and eye witness statements showing that, while
the official account has Flight 11 being boarded at gate 26, the flight
actually took off from gate 32. However, no passengers actually boarded at
gate 32, instead boarding at gate 26. Under close scrutiny it becomes
exceedingly difficult to dismiss this discrepancy as a mere “mistake”, quite
to the contrary.
(Flight 11 - The Twin Flight, Global Free Press, March 14, 2004 http://www.globalfreepress.com/911/04/03/14/212247.shtml)
Is it possible that the gate 26, or gate 32 flight from Logan Airport was
posing as a hijacked airliner in one of these 9/11 wargames?
Moreover, we now must examine the NRO emergency evacuation drill running that
same morning. NRO spokesman Art Haubold told UPI, “It was just a coincidence.
It wasn't an anti-terrorism exercise. It was an emergency response exercise.
It was just a strange coincidence”. The NRO’s internal war-gaming division
planned the drill.
Was the NRO’s war-gaming division working in conjunction with NORAD and/or the
Joint Chiefs of Staff that morning? On page 5 of former White House
counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke’s new book, “Against All Enemies”,
he mentions a war game titled VIGILANT WARRIOR. Is this yet another wargame
running on 9/11? In addition, yet another drill titled NORTHERN VIGILANCE, was
running on 9/11 simulating an air attack coming from Russia. Just how many war
games were running on September 11, 2001?
The NRO is, effectively, the “eyes of the world”. With the majority of
American spy satellites at its fingertips, it can reasonably be assumed that
NRO headquarters was an indispensable resource to NORAD and the Air Force from
8:28 when Flight 11 made its unplanned 100-degree turn over Pennsylvania,
until 9:38 when it is said to have struck the Pentagon. The NRO claims as soon
as the real world events “began to unfold” the drill was called off and all
but the most essential personnel were sent home. (UPI, Aug 22, 2002)
Read that last sentence again.
Why was the NRO sending home personnel during what was likely the biggest
military crisis on American soil in recent history? Who were the “most
essential” personnel and what did those individuals do as events unfolded?
What role did Secretary Rumsfeld & Richard B. Meyers play in any of the
multiple war game scenarios on the morning of September 11, 2001? What
briefings did they receive about these war games before, during and after the
morning in question?
These are the questions that must be addressed by the 9/11 Commission, and
yet they have not been mentioned even once.
Questions, Questions, Questions…
Commissioner Jamie Gorelick did ask Secretary Rumsfeld, while under oath, a
very specific question of exactly when an order was given authorizing fighter
pilots to shoot down aircraft on the morning of 9-11. Rumsfeld complicated and
confused his answer by giving an account of how they had modified the rules of
engagement. General Myers clarified by stating to the best of his recollection
the shoot-down order was communicated directly to the pilots shortly after the
president issued it.
GORELICK: May I ask one more question, Mr. Chairman?
We can't go into the content of the PDDs and the SEIBs here. And I can't even
characterize them in order to ask you the next question that I would ask. So
let me ask you this: Was it your understanding that the NORAD pilots who were
circling over Washington D.C. that morning had indeed received a shoot-down
RUMSFELD: When I arrived in the command centre, one of the first things I
heard, and I was with you, was that the order had been given and that the
pilots -- correction, not the pilots necessarily, but the command had been
given the instructions that their pilots could, in fact, use their weapons to
shoot down a commercial airliners filled with our people in the event that the
aircraft appeared to be behaving in a threatening way and an unresponsive way.
GORELICK: Now, you make a distinction there between the command and the
pilots. Was it your understanding that the pilots had received that order?
RUMSFELD: I'm trying to get in time because...
MYERS: Well, I think -- my understanding, I've talked to General Eberhart,
commander now of NORAD, and I think he's briefed the staff. And I think what
he told the staff, what he told me, as I recall, was that the pilots did -- at
the appropriate point when the authority to engage civilian airliners was
given, that the pilots knew that fairly quickly. I mean, it went down through
the chain of command.
RUMSFELD: It was on a threat conference call that it was given, and
everybody heard it simultaneously. The question then would be -- the reason I
am hesitant is because we went through two or three iterations of the rules of
engagement. And in the end, we ended up delegating that authority to, at the
lowest level, I believe, to two stars.
RUMSFELD: And the pilot would then describe the situation to that level. To
the extent that level had time, they would come up to General Eberhart. To the
extent Eberhart had time, he would come up to me. And to the extent I had
time, I might talk to the president, which in fact, I did do on several
occasions during the remainder of the day with respect to international
flights heading to this country that were squawking "hijack."
GORELICK: I'm just trying to understand whether it is your understanding that
the NORAD pilots themselves, who were circling over Washington, as you
referred to in your statement, whether they knew that they had authority to
shoot down a plane. And if you don't know, it's fine to say that. You
mentioned them in your statement, and I would like to know if you know the
RUMSFELD: I do not know what they thought. In fact, I haven't talked to any of
the pilots that were up there. I certainly was immediately concerned that we
did know what they thought they could do.
RUMSFELD: And we began the process quite quickly of making changes to the
standing rules of engagement, Dick Myers and I did, and then issuing that. And
we then went back and revisited that question several times in the remaining
week or two while we were still at various stages of alert. And we have since
done that in connection with several other events such as the Prague summit.
GORELICK: As you know, we were not intending to address the issues of the
day of in this hearing. And it is the subject of a full additional hearing,
and we may be back to you with these questions with a more precise time line
for you to look at.
At first glance this seems like semantics, but in the context of what was
really happening that morning it may be quite significant. Whether or not a
pilot has a shoot-down order directly communicated to him is of the highest
significance when considering the fact that the pilot may not know if they are
still involved in a war game exercise.
Officials at NORAD have stated when the hijackings first occurred they
initially thought it was part of the Vigilant Guardian drills running that
morning. Despite some confusion, once Flight 11 struck the World Trade Center
at 8:45 am, everyone should have known it was not a test. However, this is
still an assumption because we do not know what the fighter jocks in the air
at the time did and did not know, we do not know the full extent of the orders
they received and it has yet to be explained why scrambled fighter jets were
unable to intercept even one of the 4 hijacked airliners.
Scrambling Fighter Jets
Standard operating procedure of both FAA & NORAD dictates that once an
aircraft is off course and/or its transponder is not responding, within 10
minutes Air Force jets are scrambled to re-establish physical contact with the
Scrambling Air Force interceptors does not mean shooting down any aircraft. It
simply means that an Air Force jet is dispatched to fly next to the off course
aircraft, attempt to communicate with the its pilots, look inside the cockpit,
see who is in control of the plane and report back to flight control what is
actually happening. In the year prior to 9/11 this automatic procedure was
triggered a total of 67 times (AP, 8/13/02). On the morning of 9/11, it was
not successfully applied even once in the well over an hour-long period in
which the four separate hijackings occurred.
In the case of golfing legend Payne Stewart,
it took the FIVE fighter aircraftless than 20 minutes to
intercept his aircraft after losing radio contact.
The most egregious case is that of Flight 77, reported to have struck the
Pentagon. At 8:50 am there was a loss of contact with this plane that was now
well off course and hurtling toward the nation’s capital, but it was not until
9:24 am that fighter jets were scrambled. That’s 34 minutes after flight
control lost contact with the plane and well after 2 hijacked aircraft had
already crashed into both World Trade Center towers.
Fighter Planes were dispatched extremely late to the World Trade Center as
well, and only made it there after Flight 175 had crashed into WTC 2, too late
to be effective. Those planes were then sent back to base, instead of being
sent in pursuit of an aircraft, which by that time was widely known to have
been well off course.
Did war games conducted by the Air Force, NORAD, NRO and others on 9/11
unintentionally cause this unprecedented ‘confusion’, or does all of this
point to more disturbing conclusions about what happened that tragic morning?
Hopefully, Commissioner Jamie Gorelick’s statement that Secretary Rumsfeld may
be called back to testify to the Commission regarding the day of 9/11 itself
will happen – and in public.
NewsMax Wires Associated Press
Friday, May. 07, 2004
WASHINGTON - Air traffic controllers who handled two of the hijacked flights
on Sept. 11, 2001, recorded their experiences shortly after the planes crashed
into the World Trade Center but a supervisor destroyed the tape, government
investigators said Thursday.
A report by
Transportation Department Inspector General Kenneth Mead said the manager for
the New York-area air traffic control center asked the controllers to make the
recordings a few hours after the crashes in belief they would be important for
Investigators never heard it. Sometime between December 2001 and February
2002, an unidentified Federal Aviation Administration quality
assurance manager crushed the cassette case in his hand, cut the tape
into small pieces and threw them away in multiple trash cans, the
"We were told that nobody ever listened to, transcribed or duplicated the
tape," Mead said in the report sent to Sen. John McCain. The Arizona
Republican asked the inspector general to look into how well the agency was
cooperating with the independent panel investigating the attacks.
Neither manager told anyone outside the center - including their superiors and
law enforcement officials - about the tape's existence, the report said. The
Sept. 11 commission learned of the tape during interviews with New York air
traffic control center personnel between September and October.
The destruction occurred even though the FAA sent a directive three days after
the hijackings: "Retain and secure until further notice ALL
Administrative/Operational data and records. ... If a question arises whether
or not you should retain the data, RETAIN IT."
The quality assurance manager said he destroyed the tape because he felt it
violated FAA policy calling for written statements from controllers who have
handled a plane involved in an accident or other serious incident. He also
said he felt the controllers were not in the right frame of mind to have
consented to the taping, the report said.
The manager said he waited several months to destroy the tape because he
promised the local controllers' union vice president that he would get rid of
it once the control center's formal accident package was complete, the report
said. That package was sent to FAA headquarters in November 2001.
Not Said Cover-up
The report did not characterize the tape's destruction as an attempted
cover-up. But it said the recording could have helped provide a fuller
explanation of what happened on Sept. 11.
"What those six controllers recounted in a group setting on Sept. 11, in their
own voices, about what transpired that morning, are no longer available to
assist any investigation or inform the public," the report said.
Mead said his office referred the case to federal prosecutors in New York, but
they declined to prosecute because of lack of criminal intent.
FAA spokesman Greg Martin said the quality control manager was disciplined for
violating the directive to keep everything relating to the hijackings and to
turn them over to investigators. He said privacy considerations prevented him
from disclosing how the manager was disciplined.
Martin said the FAA believes the tape is consistent with written statements
and other materials provided to investigators. It "would not have added in any
significant way to the information already provided to investigators and
members of the 9-11 commission," Martin said.
The report said the controllers who made the tape had either talked to the
hijacked planes that crashed into the World Trade Center or were working radar
positions that intersected with the jetliners' flight paths.
[Ah, but that's just it... The other evidence
suggests there were NO hijackers, so indeed the tapes WERE important to any
investigation of this event - the crime of the milleniem as some have stated.... And if it wasn't
destroyed with intent, why the need to
junk the tape in such a complete and meticulous manner, and then bury it in "multiple trash
cans"? Seems this person might have had not just a very personal
motive in doing what he did, but also some expert guidance in how to make sure
the tape could NEVER be recovered. In plain English, they were trying to hide
something that was recorded on that tape!]
The report concluded that there was "some measure
of consistency" between witness statements later taken from the
controllers and what was recorded on the tape. That conclusion was based on
interviews with the six controllers and all 10 witnesses to the taping, and on
sketchy notes taken during the tape recording. Also retained were radar data
and recordings of radio transmissions from the cockpit.
John Carr, president of the air traffic controllers' union, said he did not
know whether the manager did the right thing by destroying the tape.
"It was a traumatic time for him," he said. "He was the custodian for the
darkest moment in our nation's history."
[Actually it was a criminal activity [hijacking is
a VERY SERIOUS federal offence folks], and anyone with half a brain [let alone
a managerof a
traffic control center] knows you don't DARE destroy evidence that is part of a
The chain of "conveniences" just never seems to end
with 9/11 does it?.]
On 9/11, Iridium 66 was in the custody of the CAI Private Equity Group - an alleged front for the C.I.A. - which handles investments for private individuals, including Geneva-based members of the Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein families. www.caifunds.com/ourinvestors.html
For the purposes of 9/11, Boeing passenger jets appear to have been pre-modified by the Iridium 66 ground crews to participate in the bogus "Global Guardian" war games with ...
"... additional engineering of the aircraft data system, the capability of real-time monitoring of cockpit audio and flight data expanded"
"[Modified] on-aircraft data acquisition .. to transmit flight data when critical flight parameters out of preset boundaries"
"[Modified] on-aircraft data transmission to sample flight data at a lower rate and transmit less information during nominal performance situations or certain phases of the [war games]"
"[Integrated] Iridium communications capability into a larger hybrid network of combined ground-based and satellite-based communications to support the full [9/11 war-game scenario].
"[Addition] of two-way communications between the ground and cockpit .. to [faciliate 9/11 attacks]. These include the capability to access the aircraft autopilot from the ground to place the aircraft [into its target and avoid interception]. In addition .. provide still images from the interior of the aircraft .. [for real-time war game command and control].
"[Iridium 66] Emergency Ground Operations Center (EGOC) acts as a single point of contact for the monitoring and disposition of all. The EGOC acts like [virtual war room] providing recording / logging / identification / authentication / notification / coordination functions. Calls to the center are automatically logged and recorded, with the calling aircraft identified by comparing the AirSat phone number to an aircraft tail number in a database. An additional correlation is then made between the tail number and the flight number. The Iridium EGOC personnel, using Standard Operating Procedures, authenticate the transmission, assess the nature of the emergency, and respond accordingly to the emergency. Based on the procedures, different agencies may be involved. The center will then notify the appropriate authorities and if so desired, they can monitor or be “conferenced” into the call. The Iridium 66 center will have immediate contact capability with all the appropriate agencies including FAA Security, NORAD, JCS, NSC, NTSB, FBI, etc."
"[Iridium 66] centers use existing E911 call management software running on off-the-shelf workstations. A telephone number to tail number database can be used to generate a further query to a tail number to flight number database maintained by the FAA or airlines. An existing service / application like Flight Explorer Professional will be used to determine the current position versus flight plan using that flight number as well as showing the weather in vicinity of that flight. Small business PBX level telephone switches, like a Nortel Meridien with conference bridging capabilities and automatic call direction (ACD), can provide the phone capabilities required. Before a final decision on a switch can be made, discussion of specific operating requirements must occur."
"[Iridium 66] .. only seamless, worldwide communications system, with coverage in the US, internationally, open ocean and polar routes using a single phone, a single frequency, and a single network"
"[Iridium 66] Instantaneous communications with ground operations center during [bogus war games]"
"[Iridium 66] Private and dedicated digital communications channels are virtually impossible to intercept and can be designated with priority access status for FAA [insiders such as Ben Sliney?]"
"[Iridium 66] Independence from terrestrial and foreign infrastructure – Iridium’s unique satellite-to-satellite crosslinks connects communications traffic with a private ground station operated on US soil, increasing communications security and decreasing susceptibility to disruptions by [counter] terrorist activities"
"Commercial-off-the-shelf equipment certified by FAA for use on corporate aircraft that can be readily adapted for commercial airliners, minimizing development and certification
US Department of Defense is an anchor customer of Iridium - the DoD owns and operates a dedicated ground Gateway in Hawaii to support DoD missions [and conceal Iridium acts of sabotage] worldwide."
"[Iridium 66 provides] ubiquitous real-time ground-based monitoring of the cockpit audio and aircraft flight data recorder information [for bogus war games] - Audio and flight data communications download from an aircraft located anywhere in the world to an Emergency Ground Operations Center for assessment and action. Communications are initiated by authorized [and unauthorized] personnel (a pilot with a "panic button," or an air marshal), by a ground controller (e.g., if an aircraft deviates from its assigned flight path) or triggered by anomalous aircraft performance."
"[Iridium 66 supports] Downloading and recording of cockpit audio and flight data information at a secure FAA ground facility. This allows reliable, private, and immediate transmission and archiving of cockpit audio and flight data information now solely recorded on FAA-required “black box” recorders, using Iridium satellite channels and other secure links that are independent of the terrestrial public communications networks. (Continuously throughout the flight, in emergency situations or periodically as required)."
I believe - provided it hasn't been destroyed - there is a log of the entire 9/11 war game, archived at this "secure FAA ground facility" for use in blackmail and extortion of the unwitting players in the 9/11 war game.
More interesting info relating to Canada's connection to the 911 false flag terror event can be found at other links of this site below.... We highly recommend a review of this material.
A consultancy agency with government and
police connections was running an exercise for an
unnamed company that revolved around the London
Underground being bombed at the exact same times and
locations as happened in real life on the morning of
News interview with Peter Power,
Managing Director of
former Scotland Yard official
who worked at one time with the
Anti Terrorist Branch.
POWER: Today we were
running an exercise for a company—bear in mind now that
I'm in the private sector—and we sat everybody down in
the city—1000 people involved in the whole
organization—with the crisis team. And the most peculiar
thing was it was we based on a scenario of simultaneous
attacks on a underground and mainline station. So we had
to suddenly switch an exercise from fictional to real.
And one of the first things is, get that bureau number,
when you have a list of people missing, tell them. And
it took a long time—
INTERVIEWER: Just to
get this right, you were actually working today on an
exercise that envisioned virtually this scenario?
precisely. I was up to 2 o'clock this morning, because
it's our job, my own company. Visor Consultants, we
specialize in helping people to get their crisis
management response, how you jump from slow time
thinking to quick time doing. And we chose a scenario
with no assistance, which is based on a terrorist attack
because they've been close to a property occupied by
Jewish businessmen there in the city, and there are more
American banks in this city than there are in the whole
of New York—a logical thing to do.
extraordinary today must feel for you as it unfolds. You
mentioned a few moments ago there our experience with
Irish Republican terrorism. And of course it was very
different wasn't it because however perverted their
behavior, the IRA believed itself to have some sort of
code of honour, and tended to issue some kind of
warnings, of course they often came too late to do any
I got an email with an interesting rumor going
around London that just before the attacks, someone was
trying to hire Muslims to play terrorists for a terror
drill, to try to sneak onto the trains and buses with
fake bombs to test out the security.
We know the terror drill was real. We know they were
running the drill at the exact same stations the
bombings actually occurred.
"Hey you, Muslim person. Wanna make a hundred
pounds? You could use that kind of dough, with a new kid
and all. We're running a terror drill, and all you gotta
do is take this here harmless backpack with a fake bomb
inside to work with you tomorrow, just to see if the
subway guards catch you or not. Mum's the word, this is
national security and all; you can't tell anyone!"
ON 7/7 IT WAS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR
THE 'SUPPOSED' LONDON BOMBERS TO BE FILMED AT 7.22 AM AT
LUTON STATION AND ALSO CATCH A TRAIN WHICH ARRIVED AT
KINGS CROSS PRIOR TO BEING FILMED AT 8.26 AM
The London Police claim the bombers were photographed
at the Luton station, then rode the 7:40 train to King's
Cross, where they were photographed again.
But according to the actual
train timetable, the 7:40 train was cancelled that day
and even had it not been cancelled, would not have
arrived in time for the men to be photographed at King's
Cross at 8:26. [Full
Bruce Lait, in a tube carriage in
which an explosion occurred:
As they made their way out, a policeman pointed out
where the bomb had been. "The policeman said 'mind that
hole, that's where the bomb was'. The metal was pushed
upwards as if the bomb was underneath the train. They
seem to think the bomb was left in a bag, but I don't
remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag,"
he said. [Cambridge
Are we to believe that a suicide bomber was
strapped beneath the carriage when he detonated the