DC Air National Guard on 9/11, The Many Deaths of Osama bin Laden – Updates to the 9/11 Timeline as of February 3, 2010
After a hiatus of a couple of weeks, dozens of new entries have been published in the 9/11 Timeline over the last few days. The largest chunk of them covers events at the DC Air National Guard, based at Andrews Air Force Base, on the day of the attacks. Initially, officers assumed that the first crash into the WTC was an+accident. However, after the second crash, Andrews learned the Secret Service wanted+fighters+launched. Although the Secret Service then said it didn't on the phone, pilots started overwriting recent+exercise+data on their flight disks.
The base's intelligence officer was unable+to+get+any+information on the crisis, but fighters on a training mission learned of the attacks during+refuelling around 9:30 a.m., when the Secret Service called and said that it+would+like+some+fighters+after+all. Missiles at the base began+to+be+unpacked, but the commanding officer, Brigadier General David Wherley, wanted orders from a senior+official before he would launch and called the Secret+Service again.
The first of the fighters returning from training landed at 10:14 a.m., but did+not+take+off+again. Wherley discussed the rules+of+engagement and apparently then wanted to launch planes in response to an+aircraft+supposedly+approaching+Washington. One of the returning fighters was dispatched+to+look+for+the+plane, but, finding nothing, landed+again+ten+minutes+later.
Other entries about the day of 9/11 take in an offline+radar, the arrival of the air force's liaison at FAA headquarters before+9:00+a.m., and the arrival+of+fighters+from+Richmond+and+Atlantic+City over Washington after 11:00 a.m.
There are also several new entries about Osama bin Laden, for whom al-Qaeda offered to arrange+a+TV+interview in October 2001. After the interview had been done, western intelligence naturally managed to come+into+possession+of+it before it was broadcast by Al Jazeera. We also have some more about bin Laden's health. He died of lung+problems in December 2001, was buried+in+an+earthquake in 2005, and expired+in+Iran in 2006, all of which makes his near-death+condition in 2007 remarkable.
Despite his repeated deaths and the near certainty that, if he has survived them, he is in Pakistan, late last year Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani claimed that bin Laden was not+in+that+country+at+all, at which point the ISI helpfully unrolled a psyop with the BBC's kind assistance to back him up.
There are also two more entries about al-Qaeda media releases, of which there were over+90+in+2007 and which included a second English+language+video from al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri last July.
Returning to the topic of psyops, there are three new entries about CIA disinfo peddler John Kiriakou, who went dangerously off-message when he implicated+the+White+House+and+Justice+Department+in+waterboarding, leading to a referral of his leaking to be Justice+Department for a coat of whitewash. When it came to light Abu Zubaida had been waterboarded 82 more times than Kiriakou claimed, at least a couple of journalists proved they had good+memories.
Originally posted here.