A First for the Journal of 9/11 Studies

Why Did the World’s Most Advanced Electronics Warfare Plane Circle Over The White House on 9/11?
By Mark H. Gaffney
(July volume of the Journalof911Studies.com )

The editors just received word from the author that his paper had to be taken down until further notice, pending approval of posting of some of the photographs in his provocative paper. We did so at the request of the author, who is awaiting approval from CNN to display the photographs of the military plane in question. The editors will restore this paper as soon as approval is received.

Also, please note the letter by Steven W. S., "A Response to the Bennett/Manwell Exchange."
The author writes: "I believe that James Bennett’s questioning of Laurie Manwell's interpretation of the
Angus-Reid poll is unwarranted nit-picking. More importantly I feel that it is also an invalid criticism."

More: http://journalof911studies.com/letters/b/ResponseToBennettManwellExchange.pdf

With respect to

A Response to the Bennett/Manwell Exchange
Steven's response to Bennett was right on the mark throughout. But the last statement he made was: A ‘real’
investigation might finally reveal the truth. What are the debunkers so
afraid of? "

Which is exactly the point with respect to Bennett. He works to prevent an actual investigation of 9/11. His actions certainly speak to motive. And the obvious motive(s) is or are...............?

I wonder if it is a

I wonder if it is a coincidence that this is the second time there has been external pressure to remove a paper from the Journal of 9/11 Studies whose focus was "Other" planes in the air at the time of the attacks.

Yeah, the first researcher who published on this....

....received death threats regarding his children, I believe....

This has been an underinvestigated aspect of 9/11, IMO, and wish someone would include it in a 9/11 Truth documentary. Although it is not commented on, I remember that you can apparently see one of these mysterious planes in footage (of the Twins burning, in this case, I think) included in Barrie Zwicker's "The Great Conspiracy".

9/11 Truth ends the 9/11 Wars

The Third Jet

Those threats might not have ever happened. Read the letters section of the Journal, it has some articles explaining this controversy.

"Involvement of a Third Jet During 9/11 Attacks?"

As for whether this plane was really near the WTC?

Flying Elephant or Routine Takeoff? Evidence for Involvement of a Third Jet in the WTC Attacks Evaporates Under Scrutiny (March 22, 2007) http://www.journalof911studies.com/letters/ThirdJet.pdf
Jim Hoffman

“We're an empire now, and when we act we create our own reality."


What about Fair Use license? Doesn't a few photos from national TV fall under this copyright law?


from a friend

from a friend on another board:

Here's video of the plane:


Here's a photograph of it from the USAF website:


Edit: This, too.

Lt. Col. Steve O'Brien started his day at the controls of a Minnesota National Guard C-130 cargo plane. He and his crew were heading back to the Twin Cities after moving military supplies around the Caribbean. About 9:30 a.m., O'Brien throttled the lumbering plane down a runway at Andrews Air Force Base, just southeast of the District of Columbia.

"When we took off, we headed north and west and had a beautiful view of the Mall," he said. "I noticed this airplane up and to the left of us, at 10 o'clock. He was descending to our altitude, four miles away or so. That's awful close, so I was surprised he wasn't calling out to us.

"It was like coming up to an intersection. When air traffic control asked me if we had him in sight, I told him that was an understatement - by then, he had pretty much filled our windscreen. Then he made a pretty aggressive turn so he was moving right in front of us, a mile and a half, two miles away. I said we had him in sight, then the controller asked me what kind of plane it was.

"That caught us up, because normally they have all that information. The controller didn't seem to know anything."

O'Brien reported that the plane was either a 757 or 767 and its silver fuselage meant it was probably an American Airlines jet. "They told us to turn and follow that aircraft - in 20-plus years of flying, I've never been asked to do something like that. With all of the East Coast haze, I had a hard time picking him out.

"The next thing I saw was the fireball. It was huge. I told Washington the airplane has impacted the ground. Shook everyone up pretty good. I told them the approximate location was close to the Potomac. I figured he'd had some in-flight emergency and was trying to get back on the ground to Washington National. Suddenly, I could see the outline of the Pentagon. It was horrible. I told Washington this thing has impacted the west side of the Pentagon."

O'Brien asked the controller whether he should set up a low orbit around the building but was told to get out of the area as quickly as possible. "I took the plane once through the plume of smoke and thought if this was a terrorist attack, it probably wasn't a good idea to be flying through that plume."

He flew west, not exactly sure where he was supposed to land. Somewhere over western Pennsylvania, O'Brien looked down at a blackened, smoldering field. "I hoped it was just a tire fire or something, but when I checked with Cleveland center, he told me he'd just lost a guy off the scope pretty close to where we saw it. By then, we were able to patch in AM radio, so we heard about all the planes. It was like a domino effect - a really bad day for airplanes."

Your post is confusing. The

Your post is confusing.
The video link is of a 747, not a C130 as shown in the AF pic.

O'brien is reportedly flying a C-130, looking at another plane... since he says silver, 757/767...apparently not the white 747.

He makes a rather confusing point on his own though...At one point he says it nearly fills the windscreen, the next point he says it's hard picking him out.

"The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments."
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 191
German philosopher (1844 - 1900)