Only on Fox: Footage of World Trade Center wreckage aired during coverage of Operation Swarmer

This is unbelievable, why would they have this video queued up? This was no doubt a mistake of some sort, somebody pushed the wrong button or something, but how could they have footage of 9/11 at hand when they are talking about Iraq? Hasn't it been proven time and time again that Saddam and Iraq were in no way involved with 9/11?

Thanks to Chris for sending this in...

During its initial coverage of Operation Swarmer -- a joint U.S.-Iraqi military operation that began March 16 -- Fox News aired video footage of the wreckage of New York's World Trade Center following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The footage aired during the 11 a.m. ET hour of the March 16 edition of Fox News Live.
Fox News aired the World Trade Center footage during Quinn's interview with McInerney. Neither Quinn nor anyone else actually referred to the footage, and an onscreen caption bore the date "March 21, 2003" -- the same date shown on the "shock and awe" footage of Baghdad aired earlier. But the World Trade Center footage clearly depicted the wreckage of a portion of the steel exterior of one of the center's twin skyscrapers, as well as onlookers at the scene, one of whom remarked -- in English -- "Oh my God."

Something interesting I just

Something interesting I just came across...

"Even relatives of Sept. 11 victims have run into access problems. A group called 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism, which says it represents more than 6,000 survivors and family members, has turned to Congress for access to thousands of documents denied to them by the Transportation Security Administration.

In one instance, the group sought a videotape of hijackers at Washington Dulles International Airport. Although the tape had been broadcast on NBC-TV -- and is available on the MSNBC Web site -- the transportation agency has classified the footage as "sensitive security information" and declined to release it."

Where is it available on the

Where is it available on the MSNBC website?

Just watched the controlled

Just watched the controlled demolition of the "Landmark Building" in FT. Worth TX. The top of the building tips to one side and then collapses straight down.

Operation "Schawarma" was a

Well, they had a choice -

Well, they had a choice - either insert footage of the WTC rubble, or quick "subliminable" message flashes like "Arabs are Evil" or "All Muslims Must Die". Stuff like that.

They ARE the propaganda wing of the Bush administration.

Gold, don't know about

Gold, don't know about MSNBC, but WRH has an AP version here;

Note: No time, date, or information regarding security camera location (camera #).

Also: This appears to be a "security checkpoint". Ergo, not proof that these guys even got on Flight 77. (The actual Flight manifests still have not been released to the public, just 'passenger lists' from the airlines.)

Also: This footage was released one day prior to the release of the 9/11 Commission "Final Report".

Also: Bush-Linked Company Handled Security for the WTC, Dulles and United

So why won't they release the video? I have a few guesses.


reperhensor--Excellent critique of so-called "solid evidence" that the "hijackers" actually boarded the planes!

(And even if they had boarded, there are tons of pretexts that could have gotten them on those planes, other than to hijack them. Anything from drug running, or paid by CIA to "test" airline security, or bartender jobs offered by Joe's Topless Belly-Dancer Bar, etc., etc.

Operative Swarmer" revealed

Operative Swarmer" revealed to be nothing more than a media stunt


CNN is reporting that it is

CNN is reporting that it is a farce.

Usually means they are

Usually means they are trying to hide another REAL major news story...

Was that the same day as AmericaÂ’s national debt limit was increased to $9 trillion ?

Any other ideas ??


In a March 18, 2003 letter

In a March 18, 2003 letter by President George Bush, Jr. to Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Ted Stevens, President Bush, Jr. officially stated the below claimed reasons for the following March 20, 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq:

Consistent with section 3(b) of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243), and based on information available to me, including that in the enclosed document, I determine that:

(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic and other peaceful means alone will neither (A) adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq nor (B) likely lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and

(2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

See "Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate," George W. Bush, March 18, 2003 .

Thus, President George Bush, Jr. offically stated to the House of Representatives and the Senate that one of the two claimed legalistic reasons for the U.S. invasion of Iraq was because Iraq was complicity involved in causing the 9/11 attacks, i.e., in claiming that the U.S. invasion of Iraq "is consistent with" taking actions against "those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001."

Yet six months later on September 17, 2003 in a Congressional Conference Committee meeting, President George Bush, Jr. said "We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th."

See "Remarks by the President After Meeting with Members of the Congressional Conference Committee on Energy Legislation," White House, September 17, 2003 . For audio of that statement by President Bush, Jr., see .

Maybe the 9/11 footage being

Maybe the 9/11 footage being aired has something to do with this ABC article: