The Numbers of the 9/11 Commission

By Stephen Badhwar

Days until an investigation was ordered into the Pearl Harbour attack: 9
Days until an investigation was ordered into the Kennedy assassination: 7
Days until an investigation was ordered into the Challenger disaster: 7
Number of days until an investigation was ordered into the sinking of the Titanic: 6
Number of days until an investigation was ordered into the 9/11 attacks: 411
Amount of money allocated for the 1986 Challenger disaster investigation: $75 million
Amount of money allocated for the 2004 Columbia disaster investigation: $50 million
Amount of money allocated for Clinton-Lewinsky investigation: $40 million
Amount of money allocated for the 9/11 Commission: $14 million

Amount of money authorized by General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of Pakistan’s intelligence agency (ISI), to be sent to suicide hijacker Mohamed Atta prior to 9/11: $100,000 USD
Number of references in the Final Report to foreign governments providing funding for al-Qaeda operatives: 0 references

Number of hours of testimony given by FBI translator Sibel Edmonds concerning cover-ups by officials at FBI Headquarters: 3 and a half hours
Number of references to Sibel Edmonds: one small footnote
Number of non-compliant facts identified by Dr. David Ray Griffin in the Final Report: 115

Number of hours that the Commission met with President Bush and VP Dick Cheney: 3 hours
Number of hours of recordings made of their testimony: 0 hours
Number of hours of stenographic notes made of their testimony: 0 hours

Number of suicide hijackers identified in name by the Commission: 19 people
Number of named hijackers who have since been found to be alive and well: 6 people

Number of cell-phone calls, according to the Commission, that were made by passengers on the hijacked planes: dozens
Verified altitude that the hijacked planes were cruising at: 25,000 feet
Number of cell-phone calls physically possible at altitudes above 7,000 feet: 0 calls

Number of people who, along with janitor William Rodriguez, were on WTC-North Tower sub-level one, and reported hearing a massive explosion below them just seconds prior to Flight 11 impacting the tower: 20 people
Number of references to Rodriguez’ testimony or testimony of the 20 others in the Final Report: 0 references
Number of pages in the Commission Final Report: 571
Number of pages upon which the collapse of 47-storey steel-framed WTC-7 is mentioned: 0 pages

Percentage of people polled in the US by Zogby in May 2006 who believed that “the US government and its 9/11 Commission concealed…critical evidence that contradicts their official explanation of the September 11th attacks”: 42%


“Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: The 9/11 Commission Report,” Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton et. al. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2004.

“The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions,” David Ray Griffin. Olive Branch Press, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2005.

“Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11,” Barrie Zwicker. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, 2006.

“9/11 Revealed: The Unanswered Questions,” Rowland Morgan and Ian Henshall. Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY, 2005.

Excellent. ________________ J


JFK on secrecy and the press

Alvin R - I like your link to JFK's

speech to the American Press.
Even the Secret Service abandoned him in his time of need.

I'm sure this could be expanded upon with other cases...

I'd like to see the Oklahoma City Bombing and the WTC bombing of 1994 included in those figures.

WTC bombing of 1993 (February 26)

You can find the audio (15mins long) that Salem recorded covertly when speaking with his FBI handler at :

Additional Info at :

Best wishes

cell phone calls

I could be wrong, but I thought by the end of the 9/11 Commission their claim was that only 2 cell phone calls were made; the rest were made from airphones in the planes. I think that is the claim. I think originally they claimed several more of the calls were made from cells.

I'm pretty sure, however, that the number of CELL PHONE calls was not "dozens". Check that.

phone calls

phone calls

yes, tone down the cell phone conclusion and there is little to bicker about, you have a hit.

as 911research concludes: "The no-cell-phone-calls theory is difficult to evaluate because we lack verifiable data on the performance of cell phones on aircraft. However, it appears to have value in alienating the public, and particularly families of the victims, from skeptics of the official story. "

Empire State Building and Cell Phones

I just spoke with Richard Gage this morning, who reported that his phone didn't even work at the top of the Empire State Building when he was there over the weekend. Others said the same thing. Unless service was more responsive back in '01, or NYC is in the shadow of of a black hole, its clear that cell phone technology is fickle (to dead) at higher elevations.

Cellphones on airplanes

Cellphones typically lose signal within a couple of minutes after takeoff, and the signal does not return until a few minutes before touchdown.

William Rodriguez testimony

Since he testified behind closed doors and not one word of his testimony was included in The 9/11 Commission Report, has his testimony ever been printed? Was it recorded in any way? Does it need to be FOIA'ed?

How many people testified behind closed doors? (besides Bush & Cheney, and Rodriguez?)

Senior 9/11 Bureau Chief, Analyst, Correspondent, Principle Investigator, Forensic 9/11ologist

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny. — Robert Heinlein

non-compliant facts identified by DRG

while WE know that Dr. Griffin is respectable and that there are many non-compliant facts in the report....the fact that they are identified by DRG means jack squat to people who are totally ignorant of 9/11....which is the demographic this list of numbers seems to be directed towards to wake them up with.

other than that (and the cell phones bit) a pretty good list...i've always wanted to compile a bunch of shocking figures but never got around to it. just wanted to offer a little constructive criticism though.
we should expand upon this list and add sourced links to each # mentioned:
with figures of the wtc..ones that matter, scientifically.. not conjecture. that might be tricky though.
the first responders that were ignored.
successful scrambles before 9/11.
then the one about some agent being ignored 70 times after trying to report al-qaeda behavior.
number of warnings...etc.

also I'm curious about the alive hijackers...i'm not saying it's wrong, i'm just saying beyond hearsay i haven't seen much about it....anybody care to fill me in on a good reliable resource that has collected all the hard evidence 6 of them are still alive (not just their name but their picture as well)?

"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)

The fear in McCain's face regarding 9/11 truth

I happened to catch the first few moments of Meet the Press on NBC this morning. Their lead in to the show featured some shots of the anti war protests in DC on the 15th. Those shots included a close up of the black and white sign that reads "9/11 Truth Now!"

A few seconds later a two-shot showed Kerry looking sheepish and McCain looking VERY worried. You could see the fear in his face.... Was NBC going to make in talk about 9/11?

McCain then spouted his usual garbage about victory in Iraq....


How did CNN and BBC have foreknowledge of the WTC7 collapse, yet six years later, the government cannot explain it?

I really hope you are right about McCain's worried look

I didn't catch the beginning of Meet the Press today but watched some of it later as my wife had it on.

I found myself thinking that Kerry was telling half the truths as he sounded logical about Iraq but still supported the overall fraudulent war on terror. However, McCain spouted nothing but nonsense and lies. I have a hard time watching this stuff and really hope that whoever supported it or are complicit in the cover up of it are worried about 911 Truth blowing wide open.

If the reaction to Bill Maher's comments on it the other night are any indication, then the word is getting out there far and wide. Read the short story and listen to Maher talk about those who support the CD theory needing medication and therapy. His diatribe on 911 starts at about 1:30 in on the video and then don't miss reading the comments. About 95% bash him hard and are knowledgeable..

Very good!

And we could be building this "number add up" post with others like the number of soldiers and civilians hwo died in this Bushit war and the amount of billions of $ wasted in it.

Good initiative Bill.

You can't hide a lie for long. Truth shall come out.

How much more clear do

How much more clear do things need to be?! This is a no brainer.