Norman Mineta

Norman Mineta recieves medal of freedom..... why?

'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

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 --

Norman Mineta + Movies

Movie List:

Mineta Paper:

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.


Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Talks About 9/11

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

Another Look At Norman Mineta's Testmony

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?"