Updated after constructive criticism from TruthAction.org and TruthMove.org, thank you to everyone who commented there and here, i've learned from all of it.
Lots of html links in the body; see the opednews.com posting- also, please come leave comments, lots of "in the dark" and "on the fence" people visit OpEdNews.com.
I appreciate constructive (and non) criticism; if you have any ideas for how i can improve this piece, let me know, in the comments or privately- is there anything i can word better? Anything relevant and important that i forgot? Better links I could've used? If i agree, i'll add it.
Note: If you currently believe a 757 did NOT hit the Pentagon, that doesn't mean I think you're Cointelpro or a Troll.
Note to genuine Trolls and Cointelpro agents: I enjoy baiting you, but i like reading your comments even more; how can i get to know you if you don't talk to me?
Here is the trailer for an upcoming presentation featuring critical eyewitnesses to the Pentagon attack jet.
These additional eyewitnesses, officially documented by the Center for Military History and the Library of Congress, are telling a different story that further conflicts with the government's Official Conspiracy Theory in regard to the Pentagon attack.
“We Can’t Afford to Let Them Spill the Beans”
Sibel Edmonds on Marc Grossman
by Gary Leupp / January 28th, 2008
I am not one to easily embrace conspiracy theories, and in particular have found the idea that 9-11 was somehow an inside job too incredible for serious consideration. On the other hand, there are some very fishy aspects to some officials’ behavior pertaining to the attacks. Justin Raimondo has made a very good case for the fact that Mossad agents posing as “Israeli art students” were tracking al-Qaeda operatives in the U.S. before 9/11.
Getty images http://www.gettyimages.com/ has a large collection of 9-11 related images .
You can not see the full-resolution images at the site (it's a shop) but still an excellent source
for researchers .
I found them by making a date-search for the period 9-11-2001 - 9-12-2001 . Interestingly, this also brings up images
from the USS George Washington, reported by USAToday to be anchored off Long Island on 9/11 http://home.att.net/~south.tower/911AirBase1.htm
Also see http://memes.org/russians-say-a3-navy-jet-struck-pentagon-launched-uss-g...
Below are some examples of images they have for sale :
"World Trade Center Hit by Two Planes
394263 01: (PUERTO RICO OUT) An explosion rocks one of the World Trade Center Towers crumbled down after a plane hit the building. (Photo by Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Getty Images)
Image #: 1161244
License type: Rights-managed
Photographer: Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Stringer
Collection: Getty Images News
Source: Getty Images North America
Credit: Getty Images
Lt. Robert Madeiros of the Arlington Police was on the scene of the Pentagon within minutes after the incident on 9/11. In this press conference on 9/13 he describes not seeing any pieces of any plane.
"I couldn't believe what happened. And they said it was a plane but i didn't see any pieces of any plane. I couldn't believe that a plane hit the building".
Lt. Robert Medairos didn't see any pieces, ABC, 15:25, 9/13
An Important Reminder
Posted by mradwin in June 15th, 2008
Posted in: Uncategorized
I often find that if I don't remind myself of the facts, I tend to lose solid belief in the truth. I know that the facts are there, but the things they stand for become far-fetched in my mind. The government attacking the World Trade Center? Attacking the most decorated US naval ship in history? Funding both side of every war? A secret society taking over the world? None of it could be true...But it is. So, here is the top eleven reasons 9/11 was an inside job. Just so all of you can be reminded. Brought to you by www.911truth.org
The morning of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Army's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic (DTHC) had over 200 staff members working in its offices at the Pentagon, available to offer primary and emergency care to Department of Defense employees.  Following the attack on the Pentagon, DTHC workers were involved with the emergency response, performing triage and treatment in the clinic and at other locations within the building. 
Curiously, several DTHC workers have indicated that, when they were ordered to evacuate after the Pentagon was hit, they initially thought this was a drill. Admittedly, the clinic is located in the basement and on the east of the building--the opposite side to where it was impacted--and so people there had not heard or felt the crash.  Yet, considering that the two crashes occurring in New York made it obvious the U.S. was under attack, this reaction seems surprising. An examination of the accounts of these workers and other evidence raises the possibility that their confusion was because a drill was scheduled to take place there that day. Remarkably, there is evidence that such a drill might have been based around a plane hitting the Pentagon.
By STEPHEN LENDMAN
June 11, 2008
Part of her job involved intelligence gathering on Iraq and Afghanistan - until August 2004 when she refused to spread propaganda about a non-existant Iranian nuclear weapons program and left. She followed in the footsteps of others at CIA who resigned for reasons of conscience and became critics - most notably Ray McGovern, Ralph McGehee, and Phil Agee.
On May 16, 2008, Arrigo sent extensive government corruption and cover-up information to Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee - in 12 separate cases. This article covers four of them or about one-third of what Congress got. The 12 are explosive and revealing but just the tip of the iceberg:
-- of government corruption and war profiteering;
-- sweetheart deals and kickbacks;
-- high-level types on the take;
-- trillions of missing dollars;
-- on September 10, 2001, Rumsfeld admitting "According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions;"
-- imagine the current amount;
-- its corrosive effect on the nation; and people should
By Matthew Everett
Online Journal Contributing Writer
May 30, 2007, 00:27
What was Rumsfeld doing on 9/11? He deserted his post. He disappeared. The country was under attack. Where was the guy who controls America’s defense? Out of touch! --A senior White House official
On September 11, 2001, the United States suffered its worst attack since Pearl Harbor. Yet, as evidence shows, the country was in many ways undefended for the entire duration of the assault. The Air Force was nowhere to be seen until it was too late.  The commander in chief of the armed forces, President George W. Bush, continued with a pre-planned photo op at a school in Florida, only leaving the place at 9:35, just before the time the Pentagon was struck.  The acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers was on Capitol Hill. Despite seeing the television reports of the World Trade Center after it was first hit, he continued with a scheduled meeting there, and supposedly was not notified when the second plane hit at 9:03. He therefore did not head back to the Pentagon until around the time it too was hit, and only joined the critical air threat conference call shortly before 10 a.m. By that time, the attacks were nearly over. 
Furthermore, new evidence shows that for the critical two hours in which the attacks occurred, the country was effectively without a secretary of defense. An analysis of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s actions on 9/11 reveals several occasions when he was alerted to the attacks that were taking place. Each time, if he were not already doing so, he should have leapt into action and assumed his responsibilities in coordinating a crisis response, and helping to protect the people of America. Yet, instead, his responses were consistent: He did nothing.
Book review: Firefighters at the Pentagon, public records, 150 interviews with participants and eye-witnesses... anyone reading this?
"It took five years for authors Patrick Creed, a volunteer firefighter and Army officer, and Rick Newman, a writer for U.S. News and World Report, to pull together this story. Combing public records and conducting 150 interviews, Creed and Newman have done a monumental reporting job. Firefight tells the tale moment by moment through the accounts of dozens of participants and eye-witnesses. The book needed an editor with a sharper blue pencil -- it's too long, and the writing can be monotonous. Not unlike the heroes whose stories they tell, however, Creed and Newman faced a daunting challenge, rose to the occasion and rescued a piece of history from the ashes."
Reviewed by John N. Maclean
Sunday, June 1, 2008; Page BW02
FIREFIGHT: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11
By Patrick Creed and Rick Newman
Ballantine. 486 pp. $27
This the full text/linked version of the outline i previously posted- visit the opednews link for the html links in the article body
This is a primer on Sibel Edmonds; her story will be of interest to anyone concerned about US national security and sovereignty; terrorism; 9/11 truth; and abuse of power by public officials. All claims of fact in this article can be sourced in the Sibel Edmonds:US Government Timeline and the Media Coverage Timeline at the bottom of the article. Her allegations listed in this article, and the documents/articles linked in the timelines are not exhaustive.
At the Pentagon, before 9/11 a clinic developed an emergency plan that helped+the+response+to+the+attacks, and a fire five+weeks+before+9/11 further enhanced preparedness. The alert+level+was+raised+shortly+before+the+Pentagon+was+hit, and people disguised+as+firefighters were arrested there the day after the attacks.
Regarding the World Trade Center, a structural engineer found evidence of extreme+temperatures+in+the+fires and criticized the decision+to+destroy+the+steel. In addition, an engineering+journal recently published an article questioning whether the WTC was really destroyed by fire and impact damage.
In this 34 minute presentation we expose the dubious details surrounding reports of a 2nd plane that was allegedly following or "shadowing" the Pentagon attack jet until the moment it reached the building. We expose how these claims were blended with reports of real planes that were in the airspace soon after the attack. We present exclusive interviews with alleged witnesses Keith Wheelhouse, Joel Sucherman, and Vin Narayanan and explain how their accounts have served as effective cover for the flyover.
Completed last February, Rethinking 9/11: Why Truth and Reconciliation are Better Strategies Than Global War from Ground Zero Minnesota (providers of education for informed democracy and human survival since 1982) is a sober, carefully argued introduction to the subject.
The full documentary (just under an hour) can be watched or downloaded here: http://www.gzmn.org/video.htm
A New York Times report shines a light on how the military-industrial complex tries to shape broadcast news.
TV military 'analysts' are part of what Ike warned against
A New York Times report shines a light on how the military-industrial complex tries to shape broadcast news.
By NANCY GRAPE
April 27, 2008
The faces dominating the front page of The New York Times last Sunday were male, strong-jawed and familiar. Indeed, that was the point.
They were the faces of nine retired military officers (there were more inside the paper) who appear regularly on network and cable television news to give viewers informed, independent assessments of the war in Iraq.
At least that was the idea.
What viewers have been getting, the Times revealed, is something quite different. The paper reported convincingly that some retired officers appearing as "military analysts" have been pushing Pentagon propaganda in return for continued access to top officials and financial benefit for themselves.
Depressing . . . Betsy
The Real Matrix
The Pentagon Invades Your Life
By Nick Turse
Rick is a midlevel manager in a financial services company in New York City. Each day he commutes from Weehawken, New Jersey, a suburb only a stone's throw from the Big Apple, where he lives with his wife, Donna, and his teenage son, Steven. A late baby boomer, Rick just missed the Vietnam era's antiwar protests, but he's been against the war in Iraq from the beginning. He thinks the Pentagon is out of control and considers the military-industrial complex a danger to the country. If you asked him, it's a subject on which he would rate himself as knowledgeable. He puts effort into educating himself on such matters. He reads liberal websites, subscribes to progressive-minded magazines, and is a devotee of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
In fact, he has no idea just how deep the Pentagon rabbit hole goes or how far down it his family already is.
I thought the article re this issue yesterday on the front page of the NYT (and posted here on 911Blogger) was explosive. Yet not much more than a collective yawn today from America and/or other media outlets . . . much like Bush's recent admittance of torture knowledge+ on ABC. What the hell is going on? Are "we" all that numb? I don't think so . . . But there needs to be a media-driven outrage to jumpstart this . . . . a Catch-22 perhaps but maybe we're getting closer to this changing . . . I think some in the media are getting sick of themselves and their companies . . . Betsy
US News Media's Latest Disgrace
By Robert Parry
April 21, 2008
After prying loose 8,000 pages of Pentagon documents, the New York Times has proven what should have been obvious years ago: the Bush administration manipulated public opinion on the Iraq War, in part, by funneling propaganda through former senior military officers who served as expert analysts on TV news shows.
This is the outline for a speech i recently delivered in my Communications class- 13 people including the teacher, no one had ever heard of her, 3 seemed uninterested/annoyed, the rest were interested, some deeply, some seemed a bit shaken up, at least 3 (including the teacher) took note of her website "justacitizen.org" when i mentioned that at the end. I'll be adapting this as a longer article with sources linked, but this outline format worked well for the speech- i practiced it about 5 times and basically just delivered the outline- 7"30'
The Lack of Foundation Damage at the Pentagon is Irreconcilable with the Official Reports and Data
03/15/08 - The lack of foundation damage at the Pentagon is irreconcilable with the official reports and is strong physical evidence contradicting the 9/11 official story.
The ASCE Building Performance Report has meticulously documented the damage to the building and has come to the conclusion that all damage from the alleged plane impact was limited to the bottom two floors, but primarily below the 2nd floor slab so that 90 tons of jumbo jet would have slid on it's belly across the 1st floor slab all the way through the C-ring.
Sept.+11+redux:+Video+shows+jet+vaporizing OR SO THEY SAY ...
"Test offers evidence to skeptics who cite lack of debris after Pentagon crash" WND's headline
You need to go to the site to see the vid and article. What is disturbing is that you can see the wings go through the block of cement, however, they fail to mention that there was no wing damage to the Pentagon building.
Also no mention of how thick the wall of the Pentagon is to their experiment wall, nor the grade of density of the cement used in their experimental wall, which appears to be about 4 feet thick. The F-4 is considerably smaller than a 757. In addition, WND does not show photos of the wall or debris after the experiment, so how do we know there wasn't any debris. I don't know about F-4 engines, but I do know that on a 757 the material for many of the parts of the engines: like fan blades and turbine blades are made from titanium or other extremely dense alloys.
Then they poll the reader: "Does+the+video+change+the+way+you+think+of+9/11?"
AZ Congressman and state co-chair for John McCain's Arizona leadership team was also a key eyewitness who claims to have seen Flight 77 hit the Pentagon. Under the circumstances, his credibility seems to have gone down the toilet.
Feb 22, 2008
According to Friday's indictment of Renzi, the Arizona Republican "concealed his misappropriation and embezzlement by filing Federal Election Commission Form 3, Reports of Receipts and Disbursements, on or about Jan. 24, 2002, for the final quarter of 2001. During the period Dec. 11, 2001 through Dec. 31, 2001, Renzi claimed total receipts of $404,090.00, all of which he claimed to be loans from himself. In fact, as as Renzi well knew, more than $300,000.00 of those funds constituted insurance premiums that were neither the property of Renzi nor of Renzi and Company."
In total, Renzi allegedly steered $422,000 in embezzled funds to his campaign between Dec. 2001 and March 2002, according to the indictment. Beardall allegedly assisted Renzi in covering up the embezzlement from state insurance regulators in Florida and Virginia.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
"A condensed video of an original Alex Jones radio interview with 9/11 activist Bill Doyle, father of Joey Doyle, who was killed in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York."
“We have two planes fly into the towers and all of a sudden they get blown up within an hour and a half - that’s impossible,” said Doyle.
Doyle estimated that around half of the family members his organization represents think that there was government complicity in the attacks.
Pentagon charges Sept. 11 suspects
By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Writer
The Pentagon has charged six detainees at Guantanamo Bay with murder and war crimes in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks, it was announced Monday. Officials said they'll seek the death penalty in what would be the first trials under the terrorism-era military tribunal system.
"These charges allege a long term, highly sophisticated, organized plan by al-Qaida to attack the United States of America," Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Hartmann, the legal adviser to the tribunal system, told reporters. He added that the charges have been sworn "against six individuals alleged to be responsible for the planning and execution of the attacks" which occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 and killed nearly 3,000 people.
Hartmann said the six include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the attacks in which hijacked planes were flown into buildings in New York and Washington. Another hijacked plane crashed in the fields of western Pennsylvania.
First 9/11 Flyer Ever Created, Posted in Harvard U. 9/12/01 Emailed from Harvard Business School to Mainstream Media Outlets
********** First 9/11 Flyer, Posted in Harvard Yard 9/12/2001***********
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS THE 9/11 TERRORIST
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEVASTATION OF
THE WORLD TRADE CENTER & THE PENTAGON?!!!
EXAMINE THE EVIDENCE!
U.S. Air Force General Richard B. Meyers says regarding the terrorists attacks,
“ . . . It’s coming from the inside.” (Boston Globe)
WHY THE DELAY? NORAD receives 10 minutes advance notice,
But, waits over an hour to respond?
OUR OWN CIA: has been financing Saudi born, Osama bin Laden,
formerly, Tim Osmond, in covert operations since 1979.
CNN IS FRAUDULENTLY BROADCASTING: Dated 1991 footage!
of Palestinians celebrating the invasion of Kuwait, and portraying these images as current Palestinian scenes celebrating the recent devastation in New York and Washington D.C.
WHAT IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S MOTIVE?
· ERODE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN U.S. MILITARY & FINANCIAL STRENGTH
· ESCALATE CONFLICT TO Get CITIZENS TO DEMAND U.N. PROTECTION
· LEADING TO GLOBALIZATION, A ONE WORLD ARMY,
· ONE WORLD DICTATORSHIP : GOVERNMENT BY THE FEW
STUDENTS, REMEMBER VIETNAM?
PROTEST U.S. GOVERNMENT TERRORISM NOW!
I've updated my article about Hani Hanjour's flying skills and the impossibility that he piloted Flight 77.
You can find the old version here:
Part One goes deeply into all accounts on Hanjour's piloting skills, including all debunking points, and shows that he was in fact a weak pilot.
Changes in this part have been made mainly on those two entries (and the summary):
June/Juli 2001 - Caldwell Flight Academy Fairfield, New Jersey
August 2001 - Congressional Air Charters Gaithersburg, Maryland
In Part One I go then into the maneuver of Flight 77 and show that this maneuver was far beyond the capability of Hanjour. I also included all debunking points.
Here, I added more statements by pilots confirming the difficulty of the performed maneuver, and that it requires advanced skills to do so.
I also have a look into the hijacking scenario on Flight 77, point out inconsisties and contradictions. I added two new sub-section to this subject, "Was there a fight going on?" and "The conflict of the official account with crash site observations".
Lies, Conflicting Reports, Cover-Up's
Location of American 77 Flight Data Recorder - Part II
11/30/07 - Many may recall an article we published regarding location of American Airlines Flight 77 Flight Data Recorder (AA 77 FDR: http://pilotsfor911truth.org/FDR_location_091607.html) in which we expose the govt story of the flight data recorder being found at the entrance hole and exit hole. Since the article has been published, the MSNBC article we sourced (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3069699/) no longer exists and now redirects to an irrelevant Newsweek page (http://www.newsweek.com/id/38176). Why would MSNBC want to remove a page which explains the recovery of AA 77 FDR? Is it because we exposed the conflicting reports of location? It gets deeper.
Popular Mechanics sources a quote from Allyn E. Kilsheimer who states;
Raw CBS news feed from September 11/01....no spinning graphics, flashy text, dramatic music or talking points. (I don't know, but it seems like whenever they were about to say something VERY interesting, the clip is cut.)
Props to Caustic Logic, creator of The Frustrating Fraud blog for agreeing to accept my challenge to a recorded debate. He has declined to discuss the info over the phone in the past but the fact that he finally agreed does add a notch of credibility/legitimacy to his truth seeking efforts in my opinion.
I must admit it was strange to hear him verbalize his contradictory explanation for the north side evidence.
Although he is a self proclaimed LIHOPer he has stated that he believes the most likely scenario is that all of the CITGO witnesses are part of the conspiracy and are planted operatives put out to spread disinformation that proves the official story false.
The irony in this is that he has to accept this wild conspiracy theory (with no evidence) as a method to dismiss what he asserts is a wild conspiracy theory (that is supported with strong evidence).
DFA is a fine organization that is 'mainstream' progressive - it's the outshoot of the Dean campaign - and this is the second time that a topic closely related to 9/11 Truth has appeared on their blog.
I would suggest that people here go over and post some poite follow-up comments. Maybe even better would be to gently start posting interesting diary entries there, remembering to tailor it to a general audience of progressives, and see how much more headway can be made in bring up the issues we find important to this organization and to the community that reads it.
Parapolitical Resarcher John Judge introduces fellow researcher and 911 flight stewardess witness on September 11th and the Pentagon attack.