Thursday, September 09, 2004
9-11 War Games
Not many people are aware that on September 11th, 2001, a number of terror attack simulations happened to be scheduled by various government agencies including the Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office.
Fundamentally flawed as it may have been (in that it was too connected to the establishment to be truly impartial), the 9/11 Commission was able to uncover some previously undisclosed information about some of these war game exercises; but they didn't make enough hay about it (to set anyone's hair on fire). Of course, the corporate media (not to mention - the mainstream political opposition) has also failed to focus on this crucial aspect of the tragic day.
The failures of N.O.R.A.D. and our pre-Ridge homeland security defense (to at least prevent the attack on the Pentagon) may hinge on the fact that too many possible defenders were confused about whether the attacks were happening for real or not. At 8:38 a.m on 9-11, after being alerted by the Air Route Traffic Control Center about the possible hijacking of American Airlines flight 11, the duty officer who answered the phone at the Northeast Air Defense Sector of Norad asked "Is this real-world or exercise?"
This link takes you to a website (which I won't entirely vouch for as I respectfully disagree with many of their conclusions) that details the various war games: Oil Empire: War Games. In addition, Michael Ruppert, a former narcotics investigator from the LAPD who discovered the CIA drug connection in 1977, of From The Wilderness has a book "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil" - due out soon - which will (hopefully) more thoroughly explore the ramifications of all of this (admittedly) unpleasant-to-digest material. Apparently, Mr. Ruppert spoke at Symphony Space in Manhattan earlier today, but I was unable to attend.
If you ask me, one way to get to the bottom of all this is to ascertain who was responsible for scheduling the various war games on 9-11. Students of history are well aware of the assortment of significant events which had previously occurred on 9-11 - such as the 1973 assassination of Chilean President Salvador Allende during a violent military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet, and the 1972 murder of eleven Israelis at the Munich Olympic Games, and the 1922 British mandate which was proclaimed in Palestine - it is only fair to assume that the finest minds involved in - or with - our intelligence agencies were also acutely aware.
America had a strong and secure defense mechanism firmly in place to withstand aerial attacks, no matter what N.S.A. Condi Rice and her cohorts tried to convince a willingly, gullible public.
Either the conspirators who murdered over 3,000 lives on that dark day were extremely lucky (lucky like the people who picked 9-1-1 in the 2002 New York State lottery or lucky like the unknown individuals who purchased put options before 9/11/01 on certain 9/11 connected stocks under the belief that they would fall) that or they had inside knowledge about when the best time to conduct such an attack would be.