Angel is next

In the hundreds of thousands leaked pager messages evidence emerged that the Secret Service did forward "Angel is next"!

A Secret Service page at 10:32 a.m. warned: "ANONYMOUS CALL TO JOC REPORTING ANGEL IS TARGET." Angel is the Secret Service codeword for Air Force One; JOC means Joint Operations Center. When the president's plane had departed Florida about half an hour earlier, it was en route to D.C. That anonymous threat seems to be what diverted President Bush on a high-speed flight across the country, first to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, and then to an underground command center in Nebraska.



They also feared that Air Force One itself was a target. Cheney told the president there was a credible threat against the plane. Using the code name for Air Force One, Mr. Bush told an aide, “Angel is next.” The threat was passed to presidential pilot Col. Mark Tillman.
We now know that the threat to Air Force One was part of the "Fog of War," a false alarm.
But it had a powerful effect at the time. But Mr. Bush was clearly worried about it.

I go into intelligence agency reports, now let me just make a parenthesis, (9/11 didn’t occur in a vacuum, it occurs in a world in which there are others watching. Who’s watching? Well, Russia’s watching, Israel’s watching very much, the French are watching, there’s Germans,
Japan…), what I found is 3 separate reports, one is the Réseau Voltaire which is obviously benefiting from leaks from French intelligence. The Réseau Voltaire version, which came out September 20th (or) 25th, says that the ‘Angel is next.’ phone call came complete with top
secret codeword, across a variety of agencies, suggesting that the people that were behind the attacks were a powerful faction inside the US intelligence community and government in general.
The Debka, Debka is an internet service that generally reflects the views of the Israeli Mossad, and they are even more emphatic that this telephone call came complete with multiple codeword indicating that the invisible government force behind the attack which
stretched through numerous Federal agencies and executive departments. They knew a whole selection of codeword that they seemed to have included with this phone call. Finally there’s the Soviets, in this case Russia, it’s called Namakon, a very shadowy group.
You can’t just call them up. But they speak from time to time, these are KGB old boys.

covert coup d'etat

"Angel is next" was a threat designed to keep W up in the air and out of the loop so that Cheney et al could run the show without half-wit getting in the way and messing things up ... this fits with the State of Emergency and Continuity of Government agenda implemented under Cheney on 9/11 and still operating today under Obama's signature.

It was 'too much information'

And after Cheney (and possibly Rice as well) went public with that, to explain George's whereabouts, the White House eventually--behind unnamed spokespersons--backed off that account, as the damage this did to the official version of who was behind the attacks would otherwise become too apparent to more and more people. That threat could only have come from someone with high-security clearance--or at least contacts with people with such clearance. i.e., inside job.


which is why this story pretty quickly disappeared down the memory hole ...

Richard Clarke Discusses the Continuity of Government Plan on 9/11

At 1:40

'For every one of our major departments, there's a shadow department somewhere right now.'

And Clarke gave this interview in the last year of the Clinton administration, more than a year before 9/11.

United States Air Farse


that would also explain why Air Force One had no Air Force escort until airborne for one hour. Not only did NORAD stand down on 9/11, but the Air Force committed treason by obeying an illegal order to not protect the President!

Air Force One's wheels leave the tarmac at 09:55.

"At 10:41, with Air Force One headed toward Jacksonville to meet jets scrambled to give the presidential jet its own air cover, Mr. Cheney was urging Mr. Bush to avoid a quick return to Washington. He wanted the president at Offutt Air Force Base outside Omaha, which he knew from his days as secretary of defense had an extraordinarily sophisticated strategic command communications center." --

If the 9/11 attacks were the real thing, then Air Force One would have taken off much earlier and would have found the skies above it littered with Air Force fighters.

Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief
Washington, DC


"If the 9/11 attacks were the real thing, then Air Force One would have taken off much earlier and would have found the skies above it littered with Air Force fighters."

That, and the fact that the president was allowed to unhurriedly stay in a publizised location (the school) - could it get any more obvious?

The threat may have been even more sincere

According to Tarpley, and others, there may well have been one or more attempts on Bush's life in the 24 hour period surrounding the attacks. I suspect Cheney was salivating at the potential to become Emperor,... uh, I mean President. Tarpley interpreted the threats against Bush as 'play along, or die'. Actually, Tarpley's take on 9/11 was that it was intended to be even more extreme than it turned out. He interpreted the evidence as suggesting that the perpetrators were trying to precipitate a American/Russian exchange of nuclear attacks. Tarpley can get a bit "wound up", but his arguments aren't all that far-fetched.

There's a lot of good stuff in his Synthetic Terror, including a chapter called "Angel is Next".

And the Secret Service

let him linger. like a sitting duck, at Booker Elementary School for half an hour, while "terrorists" were hijacking planes and flying them into public buildings ...

A Double Standard is going on

If you listen to Dick Cheney's interview with Tim Russert just after 9/11, he remarks on how "abruptly" and "not so pleasant manner" in which the Secret Service whisked him away to the PEOC shortly after 9. Tim certainly concurs with this characterization of the secret service, but somehow, they weren't so commanding and abrupt getting the president out of danger. I've tried searching for a full length version of his interview that day but not having much luck. If anyone has and can post, would be much obliged. Thanks all.



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"I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes."
-- Douglas MacArthur

Shouldn't this have received more attention?

"A Secret Service page at 10:32 a.m. warned: "ANONYMOUS CALL TO JOC REPORTING ANGEL IS TARGET." Angel is the Secret Service codeword for Air Force One; JOC means Joint Operations Center."

I had, of course, read about the "Angel is next" episode, but I didn't know that the leaked pager messages had actually confirmed it. This sounds like particularly strong evidence of an inside job to me.

Angel is Next

I've gone over and over this mysterious aspect of 911 and can't determine anything from it. According to Tarpley, "Angel" is top secret for Air Force One, but I've read that's been common knowledge since JFK--it's not top secret--so anyone could have phoned in that threat. He suggested they revealed they had nuclear codes as well, and that's why Bush went to a nuke base, to make sure there was no unauthorized launching of nuclear weapons. That's possible, but I think it's equally, or perhaps more plausible, that Bush was kept out of DC to insulate him from the plot (deniability), both to protect him and because he's a nitwit. Cheney was almost certainly part of the cabal behind 9/11, Bush may or may not have been. They knew Bush would go along with the "clash of civilizations" story in any event. Tarpley also says US aircraft were in the air loaded with nuclear weapons, BEFORE any planes hit buildings on 9/11. I heard him say that in a 2006 talk I watched yesterday. I don't recall hearing that before but it may be in his book. My question is, why would any faction have to "threaten" Bush or Cheney with a nuclear exchange in order to provoke a multiple front war in the Middle East? I see no reason to believe this. And I believe the "threats" on Bush were fake. As for the nukes, Helen Cauldicott says, "During the tragic events of 9/11 the nuclear command moved the country to the highest state of nuclear alert, ready to launch, simply because that is U.S. policy when faced with an unexplained state of emergency." So that would not suggest any specific threat, as Tarpley says.

Bush, Cheney et al are part of PNAC, they love war. They don't need to be threatened into making wars. Tarpley's thesis is questionable. There are other reasons Bush may have gone to Offutt besides assuring there was no unauthorized launch, e.g., it was an underground base that protected him, made him look like he was more threatened, which he was not in my view. I continue to puzzle over some of these enduring mysteries of 9/11.

We should question Tarpley

and I still don't have a clue about "Angel is next", it's mysterious.

Who had the means to issue such a warning in the wake of 9/11?

I have no information that any nuclear aircraft were in the air that day, but remember the "doomsday plane".
Kinda commando station for war WAS in the air...

additional info

The leaked text msgs would seem to confirm Cheney's story that he heard about the threat from the Secret Service- but I wouldn't consider any of this confirmed evidence of anything- something to be investigated, sure. We don't know the source of the leaked text msgs, whether they're real, whether they were tampered with, or released with some motive other than the public interest in full disclosure. Cheney isn't trustworthy, but that doesn't mean everything he says is a lie. 'Angel' as a code word had been public and apparently wasn't considered an official secret.

Perhaps someone behind the attacks- even Cheney or someone linked to him- submitted the threat in order to create an excuse for getting GW out of the way (that was one of the responses, apparently)- but surely the ability was in place at the time to trace all such messages to the source; did this really not happen? If the Secret Service/FBI didn't look into this, or if they did and then covered up what they found, that would seem to indicate inside involvement on some level. It's a fact the White House later denied there was a threat. A number of possibilities, no hard answers. Might be worth FOIAing records related to this.

September 12, 2001: Threat to Air Force One? Stories Conflict
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer explains that President Bush went to Nebraska because “[t]here was real and credible information that the White House and Air Force One were targets.” The next day, William Safire of the New York Times writes, and Bush’s political strategist, Karl Rove, confirms, that the Secret Service believed “‘Air Force One may be next,’ and there was an ‘inside’ threat which ‘may have broken the secret codes [i.e., showing a knowledge of presidential procedures].’” [NEW YORK TIMES, 9/13/2001 ] By September 27, Fleischer begins to backpedal on the claim that there were specific threats against Air Force One and/or the president, and news stories flatly contradict it. [WASHINGTON POST, 9/27/2001] A well-informed, anonymous Washington official says, “It did two things for [Cheney]. It reinforced his argument that the president should stay out of town, and it gave George W. an excellent reason for doing so.” [DAILY TELEGRAPH, 12/16/2001] By 2004, a Bush spokesperson says there was no threat, but Cheney continues to maintain that there may have been. Cheney also claims the Secret Service passed him word of the threat, but two Secret Service agents working that day deny their agency played any role in receiving or passing on such a threat. The threat was allegedly based on the use of the word “Angel,” the code word for Air Force One, but Secret Service agents later note that the code word was not an official secret, but a radio shorthand designation that had been made public well before 2001. [WALL STREET JOURNAL, 3/22/2004 ]

From the 9/11 Commission's records (that have been made public so far; about 35% of what NARA has):

"But it was just after Secretary Card had come up to the communications deck and talked to us about a series of options that we couTcl take a look at, and indicated that it had been
reported that Air Force One was a target. And at thatx moment, within a moment or two after that,that we had heard that, that's when Colonel Tillman had indicated to us that something was
coming at us, it was not squawking, it was not turning and we had a feeling that we were going to be able to get away from it -- but for a moment you ask the question, what could it be?

Q The threat that was conveyed from the White House, I think originally the Vice President contacted either the President or Secretary Card, that using the code name for the
aircraft and saying: angel is next, that the plane had been targeted. Again, the fog of war, but what's everybody's reaction when that information comes_ on? It goes from being the abstract
to the very specific.

GENERAL ROSENKER: That's true. What we train for is to make sure that we have the ability to get out of harm's way. And we have the best pilots, the best aircraft in order to make sure
that the President stays in a very secure -- in a very secure environment. And I think we succeeded in doing that extremely well. (p. 5)
T3 B1 EOP- Press Interviews of Staff Fdr- Internal Transcript- 2-29-02 CBS Interview of Gen Mark v Rosenker- White House Military Office Director- Angel is Next- He Didnt Say Goddammit

"1030: Cheney to Bush, again. The White House had received a threat saying, "Angel is next." [Codeword for Air Force Once] (Woodward)" (p. 2)
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From the 9/11 Commission Report:

Paragraph #3451 (on page 554)
10 Wartime 1.All times are Eastern Daylight Time. Sometime around 10:30, after the decision had already been made not to return to Washington, a reported threat to “Angel”—the code word for Air Force One—was widely disseminated in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) and aboard Air Force One. Notes from the morning indicate that Vice President Cheney informed President Bush in a phone conversation shortly after 10:30 that an anonymous threat had been phoned into the White House that was viewed as credible.At about the same time, news of the threat was conveyed on the air threat conference call.

Paragraph #3452 (on page 554)
The Secret Service’s Intelligence Division tracked down the origin of this threat and, during the day, deter mined that it had originated in a misunderstanding by a watch officer in the White House Situation Room.The director of the White House Situation Room that day disputes this account. But the Intelligence Division had the primary job of running down the story, and we found their witnesses on this point to be credible. During the afternoon of September 11 the leadership of the Secret Service was satisfied that the reported threat to “Angel” was unfounded.

Just a couple of thoughts....

1- When Andy Card informs bush about the plane attack at the WTCs......he certainly doesn't look or act too surprised... does he? Thus, what is really going on in W's mind at the time............Do you think he knows the plan is in action and he can claim that in the short term he hadn't realized the significance of the situation... that seems to be his reaction.... If he was unaware of the total plan and was really informed that the US was underattack at that time we all assume he would have insisted on getting out of the school asap...
2- the situation with Mineta's testimony in the bunker seems to reflect some level of awareness of the sequence of the event by the Vice President doesn't it?

Thus Angel is Next seems to result in the placement of the VP right where he needs to be and Bush out of the way, however, the story that Bush wants to come back to DC as soon as he can means what? I think it means that he is not entirely in the loop and he feels threatened that the situation may be even more complex and his saftey could be in play.

Finally the advanced energy meeting hosted by the VP, the use of anti-biotics prior to the anthrax attacks, and the homeland security patriot act in ready format put the odds heavily in favor of 911 being planned as an inside job.

Since a few days a video was viral

on the net, it says retired egyptian general Muhammad Khilf said on egyptian tv enemy agents and Israel carried out 9/11. (back from 2005-09-11)
( I can not check his background and what he said)

In it, he cited the wording of Bush/Cheneys conversation about "Angel One" aka "Angel is next". There are only two possibilities, as this wording, spoken on the secrest telephon lines implemented due to COG , not a word about it was even known to the 9/11 Commission and was never ever published anywere in he world:

1: He is making this up and intented it by himself.
2: He knows the wording because of other backchannels.


big up

the general

The blogger link you posted at the top by Arabesque says it all

And what a divisive shill and dis-info conduit Tarpley turned out to be!

That does not mean everything he stated was wrong

please consider that maybe someone has an interest in covering up the most damaging facts by confusing and muddying the waters by associate the infos with their shills.

I recognized this kind of scheme trough various infos, in which the first ones who reported on something very damaging for the oct were in fact shills, but the info somewhat real, like the molten steel issue with Christopher Bollyn (there a dozens of witnesses, but he used two who couldn't be corroborated and are in dispute, besides that he is a known antisemite), the seismic waves issue (again Bollyn), the controlled demolition hypothesis (presented first by Eric Hufschmid) and so on.