The Pentagon

Is the 9/11 "Pentagon Hole" a Psyop to Distract from Real Questions?

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?

http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=8161

New eyewitness evidence regarding Pentagon attack to be released this month

Here is the trailer for an upcoming presentation featuring critical eyewitnesses to the Pentagon attack jet.

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=6DHVH0FW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mybWY9HJXXQ

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

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2008/01/%e2%80%9cwe-can%e2%80%99t-afford-to-let-them-spill-the-beans%e2%80%9d/

“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 : "..Explosion rocks one of the World Trade Center Towers..."

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-george-washington

Below are some examples of images they have for sale :

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"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)

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License type: Rights-managed
Photographer: Jose Jimenez/Primera Hora/Stringer
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Source: Getty Images North America
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Lt. Robert Madeiros of the Arlington Police describes seeing no pieces of any plane

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93rTlfo8dZ4

An Important Reminder (Top 11, posted by mradwin at Austin DWI Lawyer)

http://my.zestead.com/austindwilawyer/uncategorized/an-important-reminder.html

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

Pentagon Medics Thought 9/11 Attack Was Part of a Drill

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. [1] 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. [2]

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. [3] 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.

Exposing Pentagon and CIA Corruption: SueAnn Arrigo's Explosive Revelations

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

Donald Rumsfeld on 9/11: An enemy within

Donald Rumsfeld on 9/11: An enemy within

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. [1] 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. [2] 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. [3]

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.

Continued...
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_2026.shtml

FIREFIGHT: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11

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

Sibel Edmonds vs. the Nuclear Terrorists (full text/linked)

This the full text/linked version of the outline i previously posted- visit the opednews link for the html links in the article body

http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_better_w_080522_sibel_edmonds_vs__th.htm

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.

Pentagon, WTC, Jerry Falwell – Additions to the 9/11 Timeline as of May 18, 2008

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.

The 2nd Plane Cover Story (new CIT release!)

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.

direct link

Rethinking 9/11: Why Truth and Reconciliation are Better Strategies Than Global War

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

(YouTube playlist)

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=759FE915F924EF8C

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

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=183790&ac=PHedi&pg=1

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.