In addition to all the other glaring discrepancies (link: http://chomsky.info/articles/20110906.htm) in the official U.S. government fairy tale as to what really happened when “Al Qaeda” – aided by the George W. Bush cabal (link: http://www.wanttoknow.info/911/9-11_official_story_questions) – attacked us on that fateful day, the controversial facts that the U.S., with Saudi backing, created Al Qaeda coupled with the sordid history of the U.S. in supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics (link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32374.htm), and the Israeli ties to the attacks of that day made anyone paying attention question the official 9/11 fairy tale, but the G.W. Bush Administration's massive war games on that fateful day are raising more questions.
Among a myriad of other things, the official account of what happened on September 11, 2001 has been used (link: http://www.consensus911.org/the-911-consensus-points/):
§ to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which have resulted in the deaths of millions of innocent people;
§ to authorize torture, military tribunals, and extraordinary rendition; and
§ to suspend freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution such as habeas corpus in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and other countries.
Official Activities of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld Falsely Reported
New evidence – on the heels of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal’s May 15th verdict finding Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld of torture and war crimes – reportedly shows that the September 11th activities of former President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld were falsely reported by officials (link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31569.htm). Eight studies released by the 20-member International 9/11 Consensus Panel analyzed evidence obtained from press reports, FOIA requests, and archived 9/11 Commission documents further eviscerates the official U.S. story of what really happened that catastrophic day.
For example, according to the Consensus 9/11 studies (link: http://www.consensus911.org/the-911-consensus-points/), four massive aerial practice exercises, traditionally held in October, were in full operation on 9/11. Global Guardian, the largest of the four exercises, was held annually by NORAD and the U.S. Strategic and Space Commands, along with Vigilant Guardian, were moved from October to early September. Despite the deceitful claims that no one could have predicted using hijacked planes as weapons by some senior Bush administration officials, the U.S. military had been practicing similar exercises on 9/11 itself for years before it actually happened.
Because of widespread reports of confusion and delays in the defense response, the Consensus 9/11 panel decided to check into who was overseeing the air defense after the second Twin Tower was hit at 9:03 am. Despite the fallacious official claims that no one -- not Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, General Richard Myers, Joint Chiefs of Staff Acting Chairman who was filling in for General Hugh Shelton, or War-room Chief General Montague Winfield, were available to take command until well after the Pentagon was attacked around 9:37 am. – emerging documents and memoirs reveal that top leaders were earlier engaged in and later discussed shooting down Flight 93 before remnants of its debris scattered across a Shanksville, Pennsylvania crash site. The mystery remains as to who was actually running the Pentagon’s war-room during the earlier hours of 9/11 and there is evidence revealing that despite officials claims that Flight 93 was overtaken by the hostages and crashed, it was actually shot down.
Official Claims About 9/11 Contradicted by Evidence and Facts
Official claims about 9/11 are contradicted by evidence and facts validated by a scientific consensus process. 28 consensus points, divided into 9 categories, follow points of best evidence which include:
A. General Consensus Points
B. Consensus Points about the Twin Towers
C. Consensus Points about the collapse of the World Trade Center
D. Consensus Points about the Pentagon
E. Consensus Points about the 9/11 Flights
F. Consensus Points about U.S. Military Exercises on and Before 9/11
G. Consensus Points about the Political and Military Commands on 9/11
H. Consensus Points about Hijackers on 9/11; and
I. Consensus Points about Official Video Exhibits Regarding 9/11.
The studies, regarding specific official claims about 9/11, were completed using a medical consensus model. The goal of Consensus 9/11 is to “provide a ready source of evidence-based research to any investigation that may be undertaken by the public, the media, academia, or any other investigative body or institution” (link: http://www.consensus911.org/the-911-consensus-points/).
Consensus Points from Consensus 9/11 were derived from a Delphi Method (link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi_method) survey of over 20 expert panelists (link: http://www.consensus911.org/panel-members/) who, unknown to each other’s identities and responses, ranked each proposed point on a scale of 1-6 through three rounds of review and feedback. Ranked Consensus Points achieved at least 90 percent agreement by the panel. Each Consensus Point is accompanied by a professional video clip and supported by a comprehensive list of documented references in the form of witness testimonies, oral histories of firefighters, early newspaper and television reports, and scholarly books and articles (link: http://www.consensus911.org/).
Mounting evidence of government complicity in the lead-up to and the events of 9/11 (link: http://video.pbs.org/video/2270078138), the failure to respond during the attacks, the astonishing lack of any meaningful investigation into the attacks (link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31835.htm) and ignoring the evidence turned up by others renders the official explanation of what happened that day impossible (link: http://patriotsquestion911.com/#Lankford). Excessive secrecy and willful ignorance in pursuing officials in the Bush cabal responsible for aiding and abetting the 9/11 attacks adds more controversy to the official 9/11 fairy tale. The fact that 9/11 was used to justify creative extortion (link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31837.htm), legalizing repression in America and behaving aggressively in its empirical endeavors abroad warrants the demand for an independent, honest and thorough investigation and accountability for those whose traitorous actions have led to the destruction of Democracy and Freedom in the U.S. After eleven years, it’s time to end the cover-up and restore our country and our Constitution.