SHOCK THE SYSTEM -- Let's play 20 questions

Yes, the quest for a new and true investigation of the 9/11 attacks seems like a lost cause. Still, some brave souls go out on a limb and press the issue with politicians and media celebrities. For these brave, persistent souls, I am compiling a list of short, to the point questions to ask...

1. If the president is told, "we're under attack," and he doesn't take on his duties as commander in chief of the military -- is that technically treason ("aid and comfort" to the "enemy")?

2. How many NORAD fighter jets were assigned to protect America on January 20 2001 -- the day Bush took office -- as compared to on 9/11?

3. If the 28 redacted pages of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11 implicate the Saudi Arabian government, as Senator Graham has said, isn't it time to expose this and to tell the American people the truth?

4. If America is fighting a "war" on terrorism, then why are they supporting terrorist groups called "MEK" and "Jundullah" right now, as reported by Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker?

5. If both Kean and Hamilton wrote that the 9/11 Commission was "set up to fail" and DID fail to give us the full truth, then why won't Obama get behind a legitmate investigation of 9/11?

6. Why did the US Justice Department support Saudi government's claim of "sovereign immunity," against the families of 9/11 victims in their lawsuit? Isn't this unacceptable if not despicable? In light of the EVIDENCE presented by the victim's families, shouldn't OUR justice department be investigating the Saudis for an act of war against us on 9/11/01?

7. FBI field operatives told us how their investigations of terrorists were blocked by supervisors at FBI headquarters before the 9/11 attacks, and yet these same supervisors were these supervisors were promoted instead of fired -- isn't it crucial that we remove these people from such positions now? Why is Bush's rewarding of incompetence (OR WORSE) left to stand by the Obama administration?

8. With all the warnings of an imminent attack over the Summer of 2001, isn't Bush's utter lack of response in the classroom highly suspicious?

9. Why was Ari Fleischer reported to have held up a sign in the classroom to Bush: "DON'T SAY ANYTHING YET?" (Bill Sammon, Wash. Times) Isn't that an indication they were deliberately stalling for time?

10. If Bush had responded immediately at 9:05 and issued a "shoot down order," could that have affected the Pentagon attack a half-hour LATER at 9:37?

11. Isn't the fact that no air defenses arrived to protect Washington DC after at least 75 minutes of advanced warning of hijackings, as per the FAA, an indication that interference in the nation's air defenses took place? (criminal and treasonous interference)

12. Was VISA EXPRESS a factor in letting in most of the hijackers from Saudi Arabia? Former State Department official Michaal Springmann details how the CIA routinely circumvented US law and allowed "terrorists" to come into the country for military training.

13. Isn't the real "front line in the war on terrorism" the embassies which issue visas to "unqualified applicants" despite the laws and rules in place?

14. Who, specifically, approved the VISAS for the hijackers? What are their names? What happened to them? Have they been investigated? Are they still employed in the same capacity?

15. Why haven't the reports of wire transfers ordered by the head of Pakistani intelligence, Lt. General Mahmud Ahmad been followed up and exposed by investigators? Why isn't Ahmad a wanted terrorist ringleader?

16. Why is the US funding the ISI, Pakistani intelligence (TO THIS DAY), to the tune of BILLIONS of dollars, when ISI is well known for giving money and arms to the Taliban and Al Qaeda!!!!?

17. Why aren't Sibel Edmonds' allegations being actively investigated by the new administration, including black market nuclear proliferation and foreign government corruption of congress members?

18. What was the role of Urban Moving Systems, of Weehawken NJ, an exposed Mossad cell which employed the arrested agents caught celebrating the World Trade Center impacts?

19. Why is there a deafening silence on the discovery of "nanothermite" in the WTC dust? Why isn't this being investigated to the full potential by digging up more dust from the landfill where the WTC debris was deposited?

20. What were the "orders" that "still stand", which was confirmed by Vice President Dick Cheney in the PEOC bunker at approximately 9:20?

21. Were these orders in any way related to Secretry of Defense Rumsfeld who was at that time missing in action and derelict in his duty (like Bush), AND was Rumsfeld's failure to give "approval" to launch interceptors a factor in the stand down of the NORAD defenses?

22. Who was the "young man" that Mineta referred to, and what is his side of the story?

23. Why did the Bush administration decide not to act against Bin Laden during the entire period leading up to 9/11, even as Bush himself was secured from a possible "Al Qaeda attack" in Genoa Italy that July?

24. What about the two hijackers who's drivers licenses listed a US military base?

25. What about the commander of the military language school, Butler, who recalled training some of the hijackers?

26. What about Huffman Aviation and the work of Daniel Hopsicker? Wally Hilliard? 43 pounds of heroin seized with no prosecutions?

Okay, I have more than 20.

Feel free to ADD more sensible questions that can trap a politician into turning dark red and stammering through some sort of unprepared response. Keep growing the list...

Excellent John.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?


How did Bush and Condi Rice know that the first plane that hit the WTC was a commercial Jet before the President even stepped in the classroom, and yet they claim they thought it was an accident?

From 9/11 commission .....

8:19 Flight attendant notifies AA of hijacking
8:25 Boston Center aware of hijacking
8:38 Boston Center notifies NEADS of hijacking
8:46:40 AA 11 crashes into 1 WTC (North Tower)

Authorities were notified by the flight attendants on the planes before any plane hit any building that they were hijacked......

"I'm the Operations Specialist on duty at the time and
I would say at approximately 8:20, one of our
employees received a phone call from, from a flight
attendant on one of our flights. She answered the
call through our International Resolution Desk who in
turn hit the emergency button and at that time I
started listening on a call. The flight attendant's
name was BETTY ONG and she was relaying to us what
was happening on the aircraft."

AIRPHONE call from flight 11.....

"Sweeny: "The plane has been hijacked ... flight attendant
number 5 from business class and flight attendant number 1 from first
class have both been stabbed ... a hijacker also cut the throat of a
business class passenger and he appears to be dead ... the hijackers
(four total) were all of middle eastern descent ... three were sitting
in business class ... one spoke English very well." Sweeny then
provided seat numbers 9B, 10C, 9G, and 9E as those being used by the
four hijackers."

Hijacking making it's way up chain of command.....

8:19 Flight attendant notifies AA of hijacking
8:25 Boston Center aware of hijacking
8:38 Boston Center notifies NEADS of hijacking
8:46:40 AA 11 crashes into 1 WTC (North Tower)

But we are supposed to believe that no one notified Rice or Rumsfeld, who both were easy to get hold of since they were in their offices.

When it gets to the NSA C Rice, it turns from a hijacking to an "accident".....

"Her Secretary appeared at the door at 8:45 am to say that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. What a strange accident. Condi thought. She called President Bush, who was in Florida speaking about his education agenda, and gave him the news. "What a weird accident," he said. Page 193

If they know it was a commercial plane, they should know it was a hijacked commercial plane....they didn't get this from the news....

"Condi's executive assistant approached her and told her that a jet airliner had crashed into one of the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Condi's first impression was that it was an accident, and she asked the reporting aide to keep her posted on how many casualties there were and any other relative information. She then called the President who was in Florida. After that she went to a staff meeting. In the middle of the meeting, Condi's executive assistant approached her again with a note that said that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center. That's when she knew it was a terrorist attack." page 472

"told her that a >>>>jet airliner<<<<"

Make no mistake...Rice was told it was a commercial airliner just as it hit the building, but it was now, an "accident."

"I got the first call standing by my desk getting ready to go to an educational event. When the first plane hit the World Trade Center, my assistant came in and said a plane has hit the World Trade Center, and I said what a strange accident. At first I thought it might even have been a small plane, but then he said, "no, it's a commercial plane.",1518,587744,00.html

He didn't get that from the news...

NBC "We're being told it was a small commuter plane"

CBS .....still no one knows what kind of plane hit, this after 9am

ABC Still speculating as the second plane hit. They didn't know a commercial plane hit.

Rumsfeld thought it was an accident too, even the second plane hitting. That is not likely......

"The Secretary was informed of the second strike in New York during the briefing; he resumed the briefing while awaiting more information. After the Pentagon was struck, Secretary Rumsfeld went to the parking lot to assist with rescue efforts."

No order to shoot down aircraft was authorized until 9/11 was over according to Rumsfelds' own testimoney....questioned about shoot down orders on 9/11.....

Sawyer:"This is the question: Was that authorization given before Flight 77 hit the Pentagon? Was it an authorization for that plane specifically? And also, would it have been in effect for Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania?
Rumsfeld: I should add that in no instance was -- I guess the correct answer to your question is no."

When asked, Bush makes up weird stories instead of telling the truth...that Condi Rice and himself both knew that a commercial airliner had hit the first tower....but instead says.......

" In answer to a question from an eight-year-old in Florida, he said his first thought was: "There's one terrible pilot."
This is not considered his finest hour, and the latest comment seems to be further evidence about the sluggishness of his immediate response.
"I saw an airplane hit the tower - the TV was obviously on - and I used to fly myself, and I said, 'There's one terrible pilot.' And I said, 'It must have been a horrible accident.'"
The story that he was watching TV contradicts reports from correspondents at the time that he got the news in a phone call from his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice."

The 9/11 Commission states: "Prior to 9/11, it was understood that an order to shoot down a commercial aircraft would have to be issued by the National Command Authority (a phrase used to describe the president and secretary of defense)." From The 9/11 Commission Report, p. 17.

"a phrase used to describe the president and secretary of defense"

And the President was reading my pet goat and the Sec Of Defense was meeting with a member of the CIA. They were both to busy. And the hijacking is being kept secret from them I guess.

Rumsfeld claims he never knew about any attacks until the AFTER the pentagon was hit......

When Flight 77 hit, the defense secretary thought it was a bomb.
"I had no idea," Rumsfeld said on ABC's This Week.

King: It was a jarring thing. And you ran toward the smoke?
Rumsfeld: Uh huh.
King: Because?
Rumsfeld: Goodness. Who knows? I wanted to see what had happened.

Questions: Who told Condi Rice that a commercial Airliner had hit the WTC and how did they know it was a commercial airliner. Why weren't they told it was hijacked? Or were they told and didn't relay it?

Who was the CIA member Rumsfeld was meeting with and what was the topic of discussion?

Why wasn't Rumsfeld or Rice ever notified about hijackings? Or were they?

Good questions- more:

1) According to the 9/11 Commission Report, the NMCC was informed at 10:03 am that UA93 had been hijacked (42); what did they do with the information?

2) Why was the answer to question 1) omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report?

3) Given that UA93 was known to be hijacked and headed for DC shortly after 9:30 am (28-29), why were DCANG fighters not "airborne" until 10:38 am? (44)

4) Why was the only mention of the NORAD exercise Vigilant Guardian relegated to an endnote (458n116)?

5) What was the name of the NORAD hijack exercise taking place on 9/11, and why was this not mentioned in the Commission Report?

6) Who rescheduled the Global Guardian exercise so that it was taking place the week of 9/11?

7) The 9/11 Commission Report says the reason the Secret Service allowed the President to remain in his publicized location just miles from an airport for nearly half an hour after it was acknowledged they knew the nation was under attack is because they "did not think it imperative for him to run out the door." (38) How does the Commission justify their acceptance of that excuse?

8) Why did Bush, in NSPD-1 issued on Feb 13, 2001, abolish the "existing system of Interagency Working Groups", strip agency heads and senior officials of their right to attend NSC meetings, and put Condoleezza Rice in charge of coordinating the flow of information on terrorism and other national security concerns?

9) Why did the 9/11 Commission not include information on the answer to 8) in its report?

10) Why was Philip Zelikow permitted to be Executive Director, given his conflicts of interest?

11) How do the Commissioners justify their investigation, report and its conclusions given the outstanding questions outlined in the article and this thread?