Published on Mar 15, 2013
Abby Martin speaks with independent journalist, and co-host of Media Roots Radio, Robbie Martin, about the recent revelations of former vice president Dick Cheney lying to the 9/11 commission, and what larger implications this could have.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Newly published audio this week reveals that Vice President Dick Cheney's infamous Sept. 11, 2001 order to shoot down rogue civilian aircraft was ignored by military officials, who instead ordered pilots to only identify suspect aircraft.
That revelation is one of many in newly released audio recordings compiled by investigators for the 9/11 Commission, published this week by The Rutgers Law Review. Featuring voices from employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and American Airlines, the newly released multimedia provides a glimpse at the chaos that emerged as the attack progressed.
A whistleblower using the alias "Iron Man" was the head of a special joint military-intelligence operation called DO5, a branch of the Joint Forces Intelligence Command, alleges that his team knew that the World Trade Centers and Pentagon were likely targets of Al Qaeda, and that he ran this information up the chain of command.
As Truth-out reports:
"I kept the original classifications on the slides, as historical documents, although the fact that al-Qa'ida was likely to attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was clearly no longer classified" ...
Iron Man further elaborated on this point by stating that high-level DoD officials held discussions about DO5's intelligence activities between the summer of 2000 and June 2001 revolving around al-Qaeda's interest in striking the Pentagon, the World Trade Center (WTC), and other targets.
In other words, the Bush administration was fully aware the terrorist organization had set its sights on those structures prior to 9/11 and, apparently, government officials failed to act on those warnings.
Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta's testimony was omitted from the final 9/11 Commission Report. But David Ray Griffin found it in the May 2003 Commission Staff Report. And it was on C-SPAN, which led it to being posted by many people many times on YouTube and other video sharing sites. Griffin's book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions & Distortions, was the inspiration for these lyrics, which I later made into a video. Maybe some of you will use it and pass it on!
Cheney's in the Bunker
Cheney’s in the bunker …now we’re under attack (1)
Someone seized our jets... in a terror hijack…
They flew into the Towers with a mighty impact
The Trade Center fell in a total collapse…
Now Bush is in the classroom for a photo-op show…
The story of the goat is what he wants “kids” to know
The day is Nine-Eleven… year Two-Thousand and One
Now who the hell’s attacking us, and what’s to be done?
"Do the orders still stand, sir? Do the orders still stand?
Do the orders still stand, sir? Do the orders still stand?
Do the orders still stand?”
Stewart Howe: We finally got the third video of this series posted on YouTube. This one includes Arlen Specter, Charles Schumer, Norman Mineta, and Howard Dean. Check it out!
We put a cover letter on a package of facts and scientific analyses regarding the controlled demolition of the WTC complex on September 11, 2001. The letter is here as follows, as well as the links to the scientific papers.
As we all know, Norman Mineta's testimony was never investigated or mentioned in the 9/11 Report. You would think that the "young man" that was involved in such an important moment during the 9/11 attacks would be named, and brought before the 9/11 Commission. He was not.
This clip is from C-SPAN's 5/26/2005 taping of the "Washington Journal". The caller clearly states that at the time the Pentagon was hit, Cheney was aware of the incoming plane according to Norman Mineta's testimony. At the end of this segment, Lee Hamilton says that Cheney was "in the key position at the time". Prior to that, he said that "the Vice President was in the operation room", and "when the impact did occur." To me, this sounds like Lee Hamilton just confirmed Norman Mineta's testimony.
Thanks to www.cooperativeresearch.org
January 21-September 10, 2001: Transportation Secretary Says Bush Administration Does Nothing to Fight Terrorism
In 2003, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta will later be asked by the 9/11 Commission, “Did this higher level of [terrorist] chatter [before 9/11]… result in any action across the government? I take it your answer is no.” He will reply, “That’s correct.” [Associated Press, 5/23/2003]
(8:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001: Some US Leaders Are Scattered; Others in D.C.
Just prior to learning about the 9/11 attacks, top US leaders are scattered across the country and overseas:
- President Bush is in Sarasota, Florida. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
- Secretary of State Powell is in Lima, Peru. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
- General Henry Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is flying across the Atlantic on the way to Europe. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
- Attorney General Ashcroft is flying to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. [Washington Post, 1/27/2002]
The Lost Flight -- Who Knew What and When About Flight AA77 On 9/11?
The video compares the two main versions of what was known about Flight AA77 on 9/11 before it allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. The versions are
(1) that there was prior awareness for up to about one hour before the crash about the flight at least with the military and the FAA and in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center, and
(2) that the FAA lost the flight for 36 minutes and did not inform the military or anyone else about it until four minutes before the crash.
Three important statements by former Transportation Secreatry Norman Mineta are shown in support of the first version. However, the viewer is encouraged to make her/his own conclusions. The material is mainly from the 9/11 Commission's video archives and other public sources and its use constitutes an instance of "fair use" of this material.
Former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta answered questions from members of 9/11 Truth Seattle.org about his testimony before the 9/11 Commission report.
Mineta says Vice President Cheney was "absolutely" already there when he arrived at approximately 9:25 a.m. in the PEOC (Presidential Emergency Operations Center) bunker on the morning of 9/11. Mineta seemed shocked to learn that the 9/11 Commission Report claimed Cheney had not arrived there until 9:58-- after the Pentagon had been hit, a report that Mineta definitively contradicted.
Norman Mineta revealed that Lynn Cheney was also in the PEOC bunker already at the time of his arrival, along with a number of other staff.
Local Mirror: //www.911podcasts.com/display.php?vid=229
Full article : http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/260607_mineta.html
Thanks to WeAreChange.org and Alex Jones for article (listen to near end of todays show 26-Jun-2007) for more details.
Nobody now can claim Mineta was referring to United 93
I made this little video joining together this newly discovered interview with Mineta's testimony before the 9/11 Commission
The same story was told in the 2002 ABC documentary “September 11th's moments of crisis”.
Thought this was a fresh introduction to the truth movement. Concise and hard-hitting. Nothing new, but powerful.
I'm always looking for something short and concise to pass along to others, in addition to using as teasers and such when showing full-length films on a variety of other subjects to others.
I just found this short video that was apparantly posted to google 2-21-2007. I thought that it packed an enormous amout of disturbing information into less than 20 minutes. It could be a good to to use with those whose attention spans have been severely impaired by the immediate gratification of television sound bites.
You heard right... 'whistle'. As in whistle-blower!
This is the MOST powerful video on YouTube, although curiously not the most watched. Take note this video was uploaded to YouTube on July 6, 2006. Norman Mineta submitted his resignation effective July 7, 2006.
This video is also being touted as one of the most powerful pieces of video evidence to be featured in the forthcoming release of Loose Change: Final Cut.
If WTC7 is the smoking gun, Norman Mineta is the smoking whistle.
Greetings fellow 9/11 Patriots,
When I arrived at my week night job late this Monday afternoon, little did I suspect that the prime theme of the evening was not going to be pizza deliveries and tips as usual. Much to my surprise, the evening was dominated by extensive discussions about what really happened on 9/11, and watching my boss and a coworker wake up quickly and dramatically to the entire 9/11 matrix.
The pizzeria where I work is owned and operated by Greek immigrants. My boss has a TV in the kitchen which is hooked up to a satelite dish. He is able to receive the Alter Globe Greek language station, which he has on much of the time.
As soon as I walked in on Monday, he immediately called my attention to what was taking place live on Greek television. It was a panel discussion show involving several Greek journalists and broadcasters. They were asking questions from none other than our own Jim Fetzer, who was laying out his case - point by point - that 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by elements within the U.S. government.
'BB King, Norman Mineta, William Safire to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
December 07, 2006
The White House has announced the latest recipients of the nation’s highest civil award.
They include a Nobel laureate, a legendary guitarist, an outspoken writer and an old-time baseball player.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is scheduled to be given out at a White House ceremony on December 15.
The recipients will include Nobel laureate and scientist Joshua Lederberg, musician B.B. King, writer and commentator William Safire, and former Negro Leagues baseball great John “Buck” O’Neil.
Also to be honored are literacy advocate Ruth Johnson Colvin; the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta; historians Paul Johnson and David McCullough; former gulag prisoner Natan Sharansky; and the president of Xavier University in Louisiana, Norman Francis.'
UNDEBUNKABLE - Mineta and Clarke Agree: Cheney was in the PEOC before the Pentagon was hit !
Richard Clarke reading 'Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror' by Richard Clarke
Part 1 [1.3 MB] – 3min 56sec
Part 2 [1.4 MB] – 4min 04sec
Part 3 [1.7 MB] – 5min 01sec
Part 4 [1.5 MB] – 4min 30sec
Norman Mineta, the acting Secretary of Transportation on 9/11, testified before the 9/11 Commission in a public hearing that he entered the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) at 9:20 a.m. where Vice President Dick Cheney was in charge. In his testimony, Mineta explained that “probably about five or six minutes” after he entered the PEOC, he observed a conversation between Dick Cheney and a young aide.
MR. MINETA: … during the time that the airplane coming into the Pentagon. There was a young man who had come in and said to the vice president, "The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to, "The plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the vice president, "Do the orders still stand?" And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?" Well, at the time I didn't know what all that meant. And --
I am working on a paper about the Dick Cheney NORAD stand down order and Norman Mineta's testimony. Some of you may have seen an early draft, but the paper is now almost complete. I'm missing a few sources and i'm still working on a few sections. If you would like to take a look and maybe help me out with the sections i'm still working on or if you can improve or comment on what's already there, i'd appreciate the help. I plan on totally updating the Richard Clarke section (need to get his book), adding more about how Cheney got control of NORAD, and figuring out a better argument for the United 93 section. This paper will likely be published in the Journal of 9/11 Studies when it's finished.
Also, i've added a bunch of movies to my list of movies. There's about 35 movies up there now, and though most people have seen a lot of them, they'll be a few in there you haven’t seen. They're all worth watching, so you might want to check out some of the ones you havn't seen when you get the chance.
Camp Casey interview with Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern. He talks about running into ex-Secretary of the Department of Transportation Norman Mineta and confronting him regarding his testimony before the 9/11 Commission. Mineta testified that Cheney was well aware of the location and destination of Flight 77 (or whatever it was) and forced NORAD to stand-down and allowed it to hit the Pentagon.
(Includes the Mineta testimony at the end of the clip. Some people have suggested that Mineta was not talking about Flight 77, or conversely, the flying object that hit the Pentagon. Mineta is definitely talking about the flying object that hit the Pentagon. He knows, what it is, that he is talking about.)
Video at Information Clearing House, thanks, Joe;
11/03/06 Video - Runtime 7 Minutes
After seeing the following paragraph today in Nafeez Ahmed's latest piece on 9/11, I thought maybe I should post this on blogger.
Here is the paragraph from Nafeez's piece:
There are related issues here of public safety. For instance, technologies were in place to remotely direct the hijacked aircraft to avoid the terrible scenario unfolding. “Most modern aircraft have some form of autopilot that could be re-programmed to ignore commands from a hijacker and instead take direction from the ground,” Jeff Gosling of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, told the New Scientist one day after 9/11. Why were these technologies not used to save the aircraft? Why did the 9/11 Commission not bother to ask the same question?
Norman Mineta stated during his testimony before the 9/11 Commission:
"During the time that the airplane was coming in to the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President, "The plane is 50 miles out." "The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to "the plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the Vice President, "Do the orders still stand?" And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?"