(Parts I through IV of a five-part article.)
(For Part V, see: The Seven Minute Fire)
by Carol A. Valentine
President, Public Action, Inc. http://holocausts.org/
Copyright, June, 2002
May be reproduced for non-commercial purposes
"There cannot be any survivors; it just would be beyond comprehension."
— Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense, speaking of missing Pentagon personnel on September 11, 2001 — just nine hours after impact.
"And just as we may not rescue them from a fire, so may we not rescue them from a collapse [of debris] or from water or from anything that may destroy them."
June 23, 2002 — The recent movie "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" deals with an important lesson — the military has two jobs. The military must destroy the enemy's forces and it must ensure the survival of its own soldiers. "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" dramatizes a story of survival: the heroic efforts of soldiers who attempted to rescue their fellows who were trapped behind enemy lines in Mogadishu, Somalia. The rescuers themselves became trapped, and they, too, needed to be rescued.
For about 140 minutes, "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" deals with how much soldiers — from the generals down to the enlisted man — care about each other. We see soldiers risking their lives to get their wounded buddies, risking grenades, risking machine gun fire, risking rockets, risking belligerent mobs — all to rescue other soldiers. We hear dialogue that goes like this:
"No man gets left behind,"
"You all right?"
"No man gets left behind,"
"We won't leave you behind,"
"If he don't get to the hospital in 1/2 hour, he's in trouble!"
"No man gets left behind."
At one point, two soldiers are talking about a helicopter crash. The dialogue goes something like this: "There can't be any survivors," says the first man. The second replies: "We don't know that, we gotta go back and look!"
At the conclusion of the movie, soldier hero Sgt. Hoot Gibson is asked why he risks life and limb in these military actions: Is he a war addict? Hoot replies:
"It's about the man next to you."
Camaraderie, being a team member — that's what the US military is about.
Or is it?
What would you think of a military that refused to rescue its soldiers from certain death — even though those soldiers were within arm's reach, right in the Pentagon office building?
What would you think of a military that publicly pretended rescue, but meanwhile deceitfully ensured the deaths of its own soldiers?
What would you think of a military that gave away its rightful jurisdiction over military matters to perfidious civilians, and stood by while the civilians let US soldiers die?
Who would support such a military?
As you read this article, keep in mind that on September 11, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was General Henry Hugh Shelton. Shelton is a former Commanding General of the 101 and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He is a former Commanding General of the XVIII Airborne Corps, and a former Commander in Chief of the Special Operations Command. It was Special Operations that conducted the "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" mission in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Shelton's career highlights: http://1-14th.com/GenShelton.htm
There's what you need to know: On September 11, the top commander of the entire US military machine was intimately familiar with aircraft, aviation fuel fires, aircraft rescue, and the ideals depicted in "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)."
However, those who directed the 9-11 rescue at the Pentagon did these amazing things:
Meanwhile, the Pentagon front office made a media spectacular of the fire. Donald Rumsfeld and other Pentagon officials wrung their hands and cried, "How awful, how awful" for days, stoking up passions for a war.
Do I believe that the well-meaning, desperate, and exhausted rescuers we saw on TV intended anything but the best? No. I believe the people doing the work had the very best intentions and were trying to save lives. But they were relying on the leadership to make decisions. They naturally followed orders as they are trained to do. Among the people I accuse are:
Government and quasi-government sources were used, including:
"And just as we may not rescue them from a fire, so may we not rescue them from a collapse [of debris] or from water or from anything that may destroy them."
Here are the major points I will cover in Part I:
Let us begin by accepting one of the Official Truths of 9-11: American Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, and exploding jet fuel caused an inferno. The fire obviously threatened the lives of those still in the building, and it threatened to spread. It had to be put out quickly.
Liquid petroleum fires present a special problem to firefighters. Ordinarily, water is used to douse building fires. But liquid fuel floats on the top of water, giving the fuel access to oxygen. Thus water does not extinguish a liquid petroleum fire.
Special foams have been developed to extinguish liquid petroleum fires. Those foams are mixtures that float on the surface of the fuel and cut off the oxygen, suffocating the combustion.
If you want to know more about extinguishing fires, try:
If you want to learn about aircraft rescue procedure and the routine use of foam, visit
In the above pages, notice the emphasis on speed in fighting fires. Aviation fire-and-rescue people have only about two minutes to rescue passengers before it is too late to help. And foam is THE tool of choice because it puts out liquid fuel fires efficiently.
If you go to the Aviation Fire Journal you will see photos of special
foam-spraying trucks used at airports, and a photo of three firefighters extinguishing
an aircraft fire with foam.
We have already seen from the above referenced Aviation Fire Journal webpage that foam is used to fight fires at civilian airports, but now let's turn our attention to what happens in military aviation. The DoD hosts a Defense Visual Information Center at:
A search for "rescue" in the DVIC search engine (on March 23, 2002) produced these three photos, among others:
Each photo shows foam being sprayed on aviation fuel fire.
The photo bearing the ID DMSD0001393
With the caption: "Two crash fire rescue Marines fight a jet fuel fire to sharpen their skills in the event a real fire emergency were to arise."
The photo bearing the ID DMSD0001394
With the caption: "Two crash fire rescue Marines fight an extremely hot jet fuel fire to sharpen their skills in the event a real fire emergency were to arise." [sic]
The photo bearing the ID DMSD0001395
With the caption: "Members of a crash fire rescue team advance into a fire pit in order to dowse an extremely hot jet fuel fire to sharpen their skills in the event a real fire emergency were to arise."
You will find more photos of military aviation firefighter training at the Unofficial United States Air Force Crash Rescue/Air Rescue Firefighter Web Site Training Page:
We have established that knowledgeable fire fighters never, never, never, use water to fight petroleum fires. However, here is what happened:
"Outside, the Arlington County police and fire departments arrived and started securing the area and pumping water on the blaze." ("September 11 at the Pentagon," American Forces Press Service, October 11, 2001.
Look at this photo from the American Forces Information Service.
The caption reads:
"Firefighters work to put out the flames moments after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the Pentagon at approximately 0930 on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jason Ingersoll) (Released)"
What wrong with this picture? Well, we know military men are precise about keeping time. What time did the Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon? Depending on the report you read, the event occurred at 9:40 a.m. (Time Magazine), 9:43 a.m. (CNN), or even 9:45 a.m. (Miami Herald).
It surely would take the Arlington Fire Department five or ten minutes to arrive at the Pentagon and set up the hoses. That would suggest the Marine's photo was taken somewhere between 09:45 to 9:55 a.m., fifteen minutes later than he states.
It's an odd photo — much of the "water" being sprayed by the firetruck appears to
be white out. The jet originates from the lower left side of the picture, to the
left of the fire truck, and the water fans out broadly but does not lose any of its
opacity. But notice that the upper floors had not yet collapsed at the time the
photo was taken.
What was the result of using water to extinguish a jet fuel fire? Predictably, the fire continued to spread. Soon the upper floors and the roof were involved, and they collapsed. We should be surprised?
The photo taken after the collapse was taken by Jason Ingersoll, the same Marine who took the photo of the fire truck spraying water on the fire at "0930." The caption on the photo taken after the collapse, however, reads:
"The pentagon [sic] in flames just minutes after a hijacked jetliner crashed into the building on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jason Ingersoll) (Released)"
No, this second picture could not have been taken "just minutes" after impact. According to photographic evidence the upper floors did not collapse immediately, and surely the Marine photographer knew exactly when he took this photo. Furthermore, a CNN 9-11 time line available on the Net states:
"10:10 a.m.: A portion of the Pentagon collapses."
So the second photo was taken approximately 30 minutes after the impact event. Thirty minutes is not "just minutes" after impact. Now let's return to the American Forces Press Service coverage:
"Fire continued to burn the Pentagon and spread in unrenovated sections. Flames ignited core materials in the layered roof and were particularly difficult to get at. Pools of aviation fuel would ignite occasionally and create thick black smoke over the building . . ."
"AT 6:00 p.m., with the building still on fire . . ." ("September 11 at the Pentagon," American Forces Press Service, October 11, 2001.
We have just seen that military aviation firefighters are trained to use foam on aviation fuel fires. Are civilian aviation firefighters dumb enough to use water? No, not at all. FAA regulations require civilian airports to have firetrucks equipped to spray foam, and just two years ago the Detroit City Airport was cited by the FAA because it would not follow these regulations.
According to newspaper reports, Detroit City Airport firefighters had been asking airport fire department for more foam because their supplies were low, but for weeks the firefighters received no response. Then, shortly after midnight June 21, Secret Service agents notified City Airport firefighters to expect First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to arrive the next day on a Lear jet. Mrs. Clinton would be in Detroit for a $1,000 a person fund-raiser for New York Senate campaign.
The next day the firefighters got the 150 gallons of foam they had been
(Detroit News, "FAA criticizes City Airport for Violations," November 5, 2000.
But look at this photo from the Military District of Washington's webpage,
The caption under the photo reads:
"Fire truck 345 from Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire Department throws a stream of water into the collapsed point of impact as smoke billows from the Pentagon shortly after an airplane slammed into the west side of the building."
Why is the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire Department spraying water on the Pentagon fire, when FAA regulations require airport firefighting trucks to use foam? It is inexplicable — unless, of course, you consider the entire "rescue" mosaic.
This photo shows firefighters from the Alexandria Fire Department spraying water on the debris.
Makes one wonder, doesn't it? Perhaps all these firefighters knew what we don't
— maybe there was no aviation fuel in the Pentagon that
day . . . no aviation fuel means no airplane, no airplane means no
truth in the Official Story. That's one explanation.
Andrews Air Force Base, home of Air Force One, is 9 1/2 miles from the
Pentagon, as the crow flies. Bolling Air Force Base is 1 1/2 miles from the
Pentagon, as the crow flies. Quantico Marine Base (home of Marine Helicopter
Squadron One) is 23 miles from the Pentagon, as the crow flies.
There should have been no problem getting aviation fire fighters from Andrews, Bolling or Quantico to the Pentagon, pronto, to put the fire out and rescue their comrades. The soldiers in "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" did not hesitate to crash through enemy lines, through crowds throwing grenades, through machine gun fire, rocket launchers, armed militia, etc., to rescue their comrades. The servicemen at Andrews, Bolling, or Quantico were in friendly territory. All they had to do was travel a few miles along the Beltway or Interstate 95.
So did the "leave no man behind" military show up to rescue their Pentagon comrades? No, it didn't happen.
As the photo in the September 24, 2001, Business Week (pg. 47) shows, the US military was organized enough to have soldiers drive an armored personnel carrier (APC) down Wall Street in New York during the 9-11 crisis, but not organized enough to send military aviation firefighters to the Pentagon.
Let's take a step back and look at what was happening before disaster struck the headquarters of the mightiest military force on God's Green Earth. Let us rely on the DoD's own news service, the American Forces Press Service.
Surely AFPS had access and can give us the inside scoop. According to AFPS, the
morning of September 11 saw the folks at the Pentagon sitting around watching the WTC
towers burn on Tee Vee, courtesy of CNN.
When CNN announced the NYC strikes were an act of terrorism, did any of the couch potatoes react? Did they say:
"You don't suppose they'll send planes over here, do you? After all, those people are terrorists, and this is the Pentagon. We'd better call Andrews Air Force Base and get some air cover . . . ." ?
BLAM! Flight 77 (allegedly) hits the Pentagon. How do the couch potatoes respond? The American Forces Press Service report tells us: "Outside, the Arlington County police and fire departments arrived and started securing the area and pumping water on the blaze" but mentions not one word about how the Arlington County Fire Department was alerted to the situation.
We can imagine General Couch Potato dialing 911:
"Hello? 911? This is the Pentagon. We're sitting around watching Tee Vee and just found out from CNN that half of our building just got blown away, and hey, there's a fire … can y'all send a few trucks over? Yeah. Its an aviation fuel fire, so make sure you spray water on it, orright?"
Now some may point out that the Arlington County Fire Department has an agreement with the Pentagon to handle fire emergencies (SOP#OPS EMS 10). Obviously this agreement was made to handle everyday fires started by exploding Pentagon coffee pots, or file cabinet fires. It is ridiculous to suggest the Pentagon had this agreement to handle acts of war on the Pentagon.
And Pentagon personnel knew that the September 11 events were acts of war. They were watching CNN, and CNN had just told them.
No, the couch potatoes should have ordered air cover over DC when the first news from New York broke. And failing that, once the 9:40 a.m. (or 9:43, or 9:45) event occurred, the military should immediately have ordered military aviation firefighters to put out the blaze.
Local civilian fire departments handle ordinary building fires. They don't handle aviation fuel fires. Local fire stations should not have been on the scene that day. Their presence acted as a distraction. Their presence distracted attention from the simple fact that no one in the Pentagon was taking proper measures to put the fire out.
It might be comforting to think that Rumsfeld, Shelton, and the top brass were all out playing golf that day and not on hand to see what was going on, but that was not true. The American Forces Press Service tells the story as if these were heroic lads:
"One area never closed: the National Military Command Center. Rumsfeld and the senior leadership repaired to the facility and monitored DoD activities worldwide. At one point, smoke grew so thick in the faculty that there was talk of evacuating, but Rumsfeld scotched it."
What is the National Military Command Center, mentioned above? See:
So the top commanders of each of the services were on site. Each of the services uses aviators, each of the commanders HAD to know water does not extinguish aviation fuel fires, yet all of them let the farce continue.
Had the fire been put out quickly with foam, Rumsfeld would have lost valuable public relations mileage. The "stubborn" fire at the Pentagon was just one facet of a campaign designed to whip the American pubic and military into a bloodlust for a war on Islam. From a propaganda viewpoint, the higher the casualty list, the better.
The American Forces Information Service describe the press gala on September 11 this way:
"Across Washington Boulevard from the Pentagon, the press set up shop at the navy Annex Exchange gas station and broadcast the fire fighting activities. With Correspondents' Corridor closed, reporters dictated stories using cell phones. TV trucks with antennae showed up and eased some of the communications problems.
"At 6:00 p.m, with the building still on fire, Pentagon officials announced Rumsfeld would have a press conference in the Pentagon. Buses arrived at the gas station to take reporters, photographers and videographers to the Pentagon.
"Inside the River Entrance of the building the smoke hit like a physical force. People could not see to the end of the hallways and it was tough to breathe. The smell of burning insulation and electrical wiring permeated the briefing studio.
"As Rumsfeld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Henry Shelton, Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin, ranking minority member Sen. John Warner, and Army Secretary Thomas White came into the studio, one side of the building was still on fire."
"Rumsfeld expressed his sorrow over the loss of life at the building …" Do you believe Rumsfeld felt any grief over those he was doing nothing to help?
Missing from the media spectacular was THE key 9-11 player: the commander of the North
American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Ralph E. Eberhart; as commander of NORAD, it
was Eberhart's job to keep American skies safe. But Rumsfeld & Company kept
Eberhart safely tucked away. At 6:42 p.m. on September 11 Donald Rumsfeld held a
national press conference. Eberhart did not show up even then.
Emergency rescue experts say earthquake victims who are buried in debris can survive up to 12 days (more below.) Rumsfeld held his September 11 press conference approximately nine hours after impact. He made this statement:
"There cannot be any survivors; it just would be beyond comprehension."
How could Rumsfeld KNOW no more survivors would be found in the Pentagon debris, when earthquake experts give victims a 12-day chance of survival? At this point, the Pentagon victims had only been buried nine hours. Why the hurry to pronounce them all dead?
Gen. Shelton was at Rumsfeld's side during this press conference. He of course uttered pious statements about "barbaric terrorism carried out by fanatics against both civilians and military people, acts that have killed and maimed many innocent and decent citizens our country." Oddly, however, Mr. Derring-do Shelton did not say a word about the rescue efforts which were murdering survivors.
"I will not tell you up front, I have no intentions of discussing today what comes next, but make no mistake about it, your armed forces are ready." (Source above.)
Yes, our armed forces were ready, all right, Mr. Rescue Shelton. Ready to let civilian firemen squirt water on an aviation fuel fire while men died under the debris. And you stood by and watched . . . you watched it going on for days . . .
Aside from Rumsfeld, who spoke about the rescue efforts? Sen. Carl Levin, chairman
of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who uttered this inanity: "Our intense focus on
recovery and helping the injured and the families of those who were killed is matched
only by . . . [rah, rah, war, war ] . . ."
No survivors were found on September 12 and 13, or on any other day thereafter, just like Rumsfeld predicted.
"As of Thursday morning [September 13], about 70 bodies had been removed from the buckled section of the Pentagon as search-and-rescue workers toiled around the clock with little hope of finding more survivors. Anyone who might have survived the initial impact and collapse could not have survived the fire that followed." ("Pentagon Says About 190 People Dead," September 13, by Robert Burns, AP Military Writer, Associated Press)
Remember heat travels UP, not down. Those still buried in the rubble may well have been protected from the fire above them.
On September 14, the Pentagon announced 126 DoD personnel were dead. On September 15, the figure was lowered to 124 because two people had been double-counted. On October 11, 2001, when President Bush spoke at a Pentagon memorial service, he confirmed 125 DoD deaths. ("Memorial Service Honors Pentagon Victims," American Forces Information Service, Oct. 11, 2001.)
Remember Rumsfeld's words on September 11:
"There cannot be any survivors; it just would be beyond comprehension."
So Rumsfeld's predictions came true. After the first round of victims
escaped, there were no more survivors… He's quite a clairvoyant, isn't he?
What are the statistical chances of Rumsfeld being 100% right in circumstances like
We all know that when a person is seriously ill or injured, he must be given medical attention as soon as possible. Delay may cost the victim's life. That's why we have ambulances, and that's why ambulances have sirens.
On September 11, three members of a Washington Hospital Center MedStar Transport helicopter team responded to the emergency at the Pentagon. Several days later, (September 14) they were interviewed by Kathy Fowler of WJLA-TV (ABC Channel 7) in the Washington, DC area. Luckily, I have a copy of that interview.
The MedStar pilot and crew were among the very first at the scene, according to the WJLA report. When they arrived, they were told that another suicide plane was on the way and they should LEAVE.
How does that comport with the "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" philosophy? Here we have civilians showing up to perform rescues and the military (or whoever was controlling the Pentagon scene then) ordering them to abandon the victims on the pretext of an unconfirmed and unfounded report.
The MedStar people, to their eternal credit, refused to leave. By the time they did, they had helped eight victims and were taking another to the hospital. Speaking of the rescued victim, one of the crew told Fowler on camera:
"She hugged me three times and said thank you for saving my life."
Then Fowler told the audience:
"After the crew transferred one patient back to the Washington Hospital Center, they were not allowed to go back because of the restricted air space."
So what we have is this: MedStar arrived and was immediately ordered to leave. They refused, rescued eight people, took one to the hospital, and were prevented from coming back.
Now who would prohibit a MedStar helicopter to return to the scene of a disaster and
take victims to the hospital? Those MedStar helicopters should have been given
military escorts to and from the disaster site. What could be more important than
immediate professional medical care for the 9-11 victims?
Despite what the MedStar people were told, the air space was not quite as
restricted as the Pentagon indicated. Here is a photo of a military helicopter
flying over the crash site conducting "aerial survey." If the US military could conduct
surveillance over the crash site, it surely could have seen to it that the MedStar
helicopters were safely escorted to and fro.
This photo shows what appears to be the same chopper, now described as an Army "Red Cross" helicopter.
It is of utmost importance that the injured should be moved only by trained people. Improper handling of an injured person can result in his death or permanent paralysis. In this photo, we see that the Pentagon allowed the Park Police helicopter to land and do "rescue" work. The Park Police are part of the National Park Service. They are not trained emergency medical people. Nor is the helicopter marked as an emergency medical chopper.
Why did they stop MedStar's trained professionals but allow National Park Service employees to handle the injured? Something stinks here.
Perhaps you think that the MedStar team was chased away because those in charge of the crash site were concerned for the safety of civilians. If so, recall that civilian firemen were present at the scene, using water on a petroleum-fueled fire when they should have been using foam. They were not chased away.
Some, upon learning qualified emergency medical rescue people were turned away from the
Pentagon disaster site, may insist there "must" have been a good reason for keeping them
out. But a tree is judged by the fruit that it bears. So let's look at the
Area hospitals geared up to handle a large number of injured survivors, and
were most surprised when few showed up.
"But only about 80 people were treated at area hospitals, according to Walter Reed officials. At Virginia Hospital Center in nearby Arlington, over 100 nurses and 50 doctors were called in — 16 times the normal emergency staffing. They treated 44 victims in the first 24 hours, more than any other hospital in the region. But it was a mere trickle compared with what they expected. Inova Alexandria Hospital treated just 22 victims, 16 of whom were released Tuesday. Six patients were helicoptered from the Pentagon to Washington Hospital Center. 'We got the first wave, says Marion Jordan, director of the hospital's renowned burn unit. 'After than, nothing.' In the end, his trauma teams treated about as many people as they would from a large house fire." (US News & World Report, Sept. 14, 2001, pg. 51)
"In the end, his trauma teams [at the nearby Washington Hospital Center] treated about as many people as they would from a large house fire."
What's wrong with this picture? Then, later on the same page:
"Waiting for survivors Navy Lt. Charles McGill, 26, who had worked at the Pentagon for just four weeks, joined a group of people who calmly evacuated the massive building, then made his way around the perimeter to where dark, heavy smoke poured out. He lined up to be a stretcher-bearer. He and his fellow volunteers, four to a board, were told that during these first hours only survivors would be moved. 'In three hours, no one came out.'" (US news & World Report, Sep. 14, 2001, pg. 51.)
Repeat: Navy Lt. Charles McGill said:
"In three hours, no one came out."
Then, on the next page:
"At the Pentagon, two trauma teams remain on the scene in two triage tents, with the workers replaced every eight hours. Lt. Col. James Goff, assistant chief of surgery at Walter Reed, says that no survivors have been removed from the building since the early hours Tuesday." (US News & World Report, Sep. 14, 2001, Pg. 52.)
"[N]o survivors have been removed from the building since the early hours Tuesday."
During Donald Rumsfeld's September 11 press conference, Secretary of the Army Thomas E. White spoke gobblegook, thus:
"I think it's fair to say at this point that the fire is contained, and will shortly, if not already, be sufficiently controlled to allow entry into the building. That entry will be supervised by the FBI, who are in charge of the site, assisted by the fire departments that are present. We, on the Army side, will support them as they go in the building and search for casualties and bring them out …"
What was White talking about? Who is the "them" White is referring
"… support them as they go in the building and search for casualties and bring them out …"
Obviously White was referring to FBI agents. The FBI is going to rescue Pentagon personnel from "an act of war!" But FBI agents are not medically trained, they are not rescuers, and they are not warriors. They are assassins. Look at what they did to Melissa Morrison, a 7-year-old Davidian child, when they "rescued" her in Waco nine years ago:
Shortly after the 9:40 a.m. event, it was announced that the explosion and fire was caused by American Airlines Flight 77, which had been commandeered by terrorists and purposely flown into the Pentagon — conveniently missing the offices of Rumsfeld and the Joint Chiefs, of course. Putting out the fire and rescuing the buried victims should have been the first order of business. Surely the FBI did not need to take control over the site to look for fingerprints on the fuselage or other "clues." So why did the FBI have control of the site?
We already know that when the 9-11 terror events were taking place, Gen. Shelton was out of the country. Surely he was informed by phone as the events were unfolding in the US. Surely he was in a position to issue commands to the armed forces:
"Where are our people? Buried? The fire is still burning? What the Sam Hill is going on? Put that fire out, pronto, you know how to do it, and get our people out. Leave no man behind!"
By the time Rumsfeld gave his 6:42 press conference, Leave-No-Man-Behind Shelton was by Rumsfeld's and White's side, silent, when Rumsfeld told the world the FBI had "secured" the war zone and was supervising the [non-] rescue. Remember, Shelton was a former commander of Special Operations Command, the "Black Hawk Down" people who performed so bravely in Mogadishu.
Of course Shelton knew about the Mogadishu rescue. The story first appeared as a series written by Mark Bowden, and ran in the Philadelphia Enquirer, in 1997. It was then published as a book. Here is what Leave-No-Man-Behind Shelton said to the author:
"Your account of the events in Mogadishu on October 3, 1993 is an inspirational and evocative retelling of one of the most significant military operations of the past 10 years. Though there is heroism and professionalism aplenty, you also bring out the errors and missed opportunities that contributed to the unfortunate outcome of the mission. Both senior leaders and young soldiers can learn much from this compelling story… Black Hawk Down will occupy an honored place in my personal library."
Note that Shelton does not commend Bowden for the accuracy of his accounting or call Bowden's story "true to history."
You can rest assured Mr. Rescue Shelton and all the big poohbahs at Rumsfeld's 9-11 press conference saw the movie, too. Eight hundred top Pentagon officials and military brass attended its Washington, DC premier. It's hard to imagine the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff missed that event. This from The Nation, February 25, 2002:
"The military was so helpful in making 'Black Hawk Down' that it deserves a production credit. After vetting the script, the Pentagon sent to Morocco (the shooting site) two C-5 transports carrying eight helicopters and more than 100 soldiers from the same Ranger company that fought in the Somalia raid depicted in the movie. US Army pilots flew the helicopters in the movie's battle scenes, and two retired soldiers who fought in the raid served as advisers to director Ridley Scott. And the Pentagon has been pleased with the result. 'Powerful,' Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called it after attending the Washington Premier along with 800 other top officials and brass . . ." ("Black Hawk Downer," by Michael Massing, The Nation, February 25, 2002, pg. 5.)
According to an article in Counterpunch (March 1, 2002), some "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" actors were given Army Ranger Orientation Training at Fort Benning. ("An Actor Speaks Out — What's Wrong With Black Hawk Down," Counterpunch, March 1, 2002.)
Then the director, Ridley Scott, rushed the film's release after 9-11 (the movie was released on January 18, 2002); Scott earned a Pentagon commendation for doing so. ("Black Hawk Down," Worker's World, January 31, 2002.)
But what happened on September 11 at the Pentagon is directly opposite to the heroism depicted in the movie. "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" is obviously what we're supposed to believe — that the lives of the grunt soldiers are precious to the commanders of the US military. But the observable truth, the truth that can be documented, is just the opposite.
Shelton, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Zakheim and the National Military Command Center treated the missing Pentagon personnel as dust motes. "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" is obviously a piece of embroidery. The Pentagon sham rescue is verifiable fact.
"Search and rescue operations are continuing, but they are stymied by at least two fires on either side of the impact area. Firefighters are directing hoses at the flames — manifested by great plumes of bitter smoke — from the center courtyard of the Pentagon." ("No Hope of survivors in Pentagon Attack," United Press International, September 12, 2001.)
Notice this observation: "Search and rescue operations are continuing, but they are stymied by at least two fires …" Of course the fires "stymied" the rescue. So why didn't they use foam?
"The Pentagon said Wednesday no more survivors are expected to be pulled from the tons of rubble and stubborn fires created by the terrorist attack that collapsed a portion of the building. "'The area of the Pentagon where the aircraft struck and burned sustained catastrophic damage. Anyone who might have survived the initial impact and collapse would not have survived the fire that followed,' the Defense Department said in a written statement." ("Officials say no more survivors expected to be found at Pentagon; smoke lingers," Associated Press, April 12, 2001.)
So Rumsfeld and Company permitted water to be sprayed on a petroleum fuel fire, allowed more of the building to become involved in the fire, watched the upper floors collapse, ordered emergency medical help off the scene and failed to order military aviation firefighters to the scene. Now let's have a closer look at the progress of the fire/media event.
On September 12, we get these reports:
"Fire fighters using water cannons continued to douse the charred building from either side of the impact area." ("Officials say no more survivors expected to be found at Pentagon; smoke lingers," Associated Press, September 12, 2001.
"Smoke from the blackened concrete structure drifted over Washington and a stubborn roof fire continued to burn more than 24 hours after a high-jacked fuel-laden airline slammed into a corner of the five-sided building on Tuesday morning." ("Pentagon Reopens, Death Toll Uncertain," Reuters, September 12, 2001.
"The damage to the Pentagon was extensive, compounded by smoke and water damage from tenacious fires that burned for a day and a half after the attack." ("Pentagon Toll at 190," The New York Times, Sept. 14, 2001,
"Late Thursday, rescuers worked to shore up unsteady parts of the building but flames erupted. The flare-up sent black smoke billowing hundreds of feet into the air over Washington." ("Flight Data, Cockpit Voice Recorders Found in Pentagon Wreckage," FoxNews, September 14, 2001
Late Thursday, and flames were still erupting — that is almost 60 hours
after impact, folks. How many building fires you've ever heard of last 60 hours?
So much water had been poured into the building, the Pentagon later hired
Munters Moisture Control Services to help get rid of it.
MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER USED
"'Millions of gallons of water flowed throughout the building after the attack,'
said Joe Kelley, Munters district manager in the Washington DC area. In some
places water was 18 inches deep on the floors."
So much water had been poured into the building, the Pentagon later hired Munters Moisture Control Services to help get rid of it.
Here are the major points I will cover in Part II:
Now let's turn our attention to the subject of rescuing people trapped
in collapsed buildings. The Emergency Response & Research Institute (ERRI)
is a crisis, conflict and emergency services news and resource center. It has
won awards from a variety of paramedic, security, and law enforcement
organizations. The ERRI homepage is here:
You can see the awards they have received from police and emergency rescue organizations.
Now let's visit the ERRI page that deals with rescues from collapsed buildings.
The Emergency Response & Research Institute tells rescuers that:
" . . . you should remain aware of the fact that people have been successfully rescued alive after as much as twelve (12) days . . . buried in the rubble of an earthquake . . . In the March, 1992 Turkish earthquake, a 22 year old nurse was pulled from beneath a building collapse after eight days. She was also quoted as saying that she had been 'talking with her two friends,' who were also buried, for several days after the collapse . . . until she 'didn't hear them anymore.' The thought of someone remaining buried alive for several days should be enough motivation for most rescuers to continue with their efforts until every possible hope has been exhausted."
" . . . you should remain aware of the fact that people have been successfully rescued alive after as much as twelve (12) days …"
Yet here is Rumsfeld declaring the 9-11 victims dead after nine hours …
"There cannot be any survivors; it just would be beyond comprehension."
Rumsfeld's "it's all hopeless" statement was pulled out of thin air. He could not possibly have known whether the buried victims were alive or dead.
According to the ERRI webpage, debris from a collapsed building MUST BE
"Most rescue experts agree that building collapse extrication must be a process of vertical removal, rather than horizontal movement or reduction. The safest way to remove debris from someone that is buried should involve carefully lifting the debris from above the victim and continually 'shoring' the sides of the entrance hole or excavation to ensure against additional collapse. This is a method that is consistent with common practices used for 'trench rescue'."
"In the case of building collapses, the magnitude of the shoring efforts and the type of equipment necessary to perform the rescue may be very different from normal extrication …
"The importance of careful overhead lifting of debris, rather than vertical movement, can not be emphasized enough. As many as one third of all building collapse victims that are rescued are found in spaces created by the way that building materials generally fall. Most of the collapse configurations that occur (lean-to, A-Frame, tent, pancake) create 'voids' in which people may be trapped and remain alive. Vertical movement of debris will normally further collapse the sides of these 'protective spaces' and can result in additional deaths of those that might have been rescued."
"In order to facilitate vertical removal of debris, it may be essential to quickly locate and utilize various types of 'cranes' and other types of 'overhead lift' capabilities. It is strongly suggested that every rescue system have previous knowledge of and training for the use of heavy construction equipment. Emergency dispatchers should have access to a list of construction companies and other businesses that could provide this type of equipment on a 24 hour a day seven day a week basis."
This NPR photo shows two large cranes on the site on September 12, but there is no sign that the debris is being lifted.
What a photo opportunity this vertical lifting rescue operation would make: Cranes lifting the debris from the top, layer by layer, while rescue workers did whatever shoring work was necessary along the adjacent areas. The nation would be watching, breathless, glued to the TV screen, waiting for news of survivors.
Look at this photo, taken on September 13, 2001, showing the cranes in front of the Pentagon debris.
The caption under the photo reads, "Recovery efforts continue Sept. 13, 2001 …" Look at the wreckage of the roof, and compare what you see here with what was visible the previous day, September 12. It appears that no vertical lifting had been done from 12 to September 13. The collapsed roof line appears untouched.
How long would it have taken those cranes to lift the debris? The Pentagon is five stories high with a mezzanine and basement — it is not one of the World Trade Center Towers. The hole made in the building by whatever force was just 70 feet across. (US News & World Report, December 10, 2001, pg. 31.
That was not a massive job. Moreover, the Washington DC area is overburdened with construction companies equipped with cranes; the US military has at its command air transport planes and helicopters capable of moving heavy equipment from any part of the country or the world. Lifting off the debris vertically would have been no problem.
Instead of using the cranes at the site for lifting the debris off vertically, the cranes at the site on September 12 and 13 were apparently used to swing a wrecking ball into the portions of the building still standing, to demolish those sections instead of shoring them up.
That, along with spraying an (alleged) aviation fuel fire with water, was a recipe for murder. The increased weight of new debris torn from the damaged building by the wrecking ball must have collapsed any voids in the original debris that may have been sheltering victims. The result could only have crushed the victims to death as they awaited rescue.
"Rescue teams planned to use a wrecking ball in the collapsed area to clear away unstable rubble …" ("No Hope of Survivors in Pentagon Attack," September 12, 2001, United Press International.
"… By evening [Wednesday, September 12] crews had started tearing down unstable parts of the building to continue their search. They hoped to have enough demolition work done by morning to enter the impact area," ("Pentagon Says About 190 People Dead," Associated Press, September 13, 2001.
"Rescue teams were preparing to use a large wrecking ball on the collapsed section to clear away unstable ruble so that four special urban search and rescue teams of about 60 specialists each could get access to damaged nearby areas.
"Rescuers probed as far as they could but 'obviously in the collapsed areas, that will have to take place a later time, after we have made the building safe,' Plaugher [Arlington Country Fire Chief] said." (Reuters, "Pentagon Reopens, Death Toll Uncertain," Sept. 12, 2001.)
"Crews began removing victims' remains Wednesday afternoon but there was no word on how many bodies were recovered. By evening, crews had started tearing down unstable parts of the building to continue their search. They hoped to have enough demolition work done by morning to enter the impact area …
"Authorities did not rule out finding people in adjacent areas after a wrecking ball could be used to clear unstable debris, but they did not appear confident of that possibility … Pentagon officials acknowledged the prospects of finding anyone alive was extremely remote." ("Pentagon Says About 190 People Dead." Associated Press , September 13, 2001.)
But of course "authorities" were not "confident" of finding people alive: they were doing everything wrong to ensure they died. They might as well have used a flame-thrower to relieve a toothache, or a steam shovel to perform an appendectomy.
"And just as we may not rescue them from a fire, so may we not rescue them from a collapse [of debris] or from water or from anything that may destroy them."
One excuse after another interrupted rescue operations.
On Thursday, September 13, 2001, a Washington area radio station, WGMS-FM, broadcast an interview with a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue worker, who said all rescue operations had been suspended, due to a "credible" terrorist threat.
Think about it. On September 13, the US military had complete control of the perimeter of the Pentagon. Air space was still closed. How could any terrorist threat be "credible" under those circumstances? This report from The New York Times corroborated the WGMS report:
"By late afternoon, firefighters and rescue workers had so far managed to remove only 70 bodies from the building, their work hampered first by smoke and fire, then by unstable debris and another tense, lengthy evacuation Thursday morning, this time because of a bomb threat.
"Firefighters who had been working around-the-clock shifts recounted how their desperate efforts had been stymied from the start by repeated evacuations, including some in the first frantic hours on Tuesday when authorities believed a second attack was imminent.
"'We were there about 14 hours straight, battling smoke in the dark. But the most frustrating thing was we had to keep dropping our gear and running for our lives when we wanted to stay and save other lives,' said Andrea Kaiser, a firefighter from Arlington County." ("Pentagon toll at 190," The New York Times, September 14, 2001.
"Capt. Robert F. Wirtz, also of the Arlington County Fire Department, said the military authorities had twice warned that radar stations had detected airplanes headed toward the Pentagon, forcing rescuers to drop their hoses and axes and race from the building, raising the question of whether other victims could have been saved in early hours." (The New York Times, "Pentagon toll at 190," September 14, 2001, URL above.)
This from an Associated Press report of September 17, 2001:
"Recovery of the 188 victims of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon neared the halfway point Monday as officials began relieving exhausted search and rescue crews … Teams from Fairfax County, Va., and Montgomery County, Md., first on the scene after the hijacked airliner crashed Sept. 11, were being replaced by a search and rescue unit from New Mexico … 'Certainly it takes a toll on the men and workers in there,' said Tom Carr, leader of the Montgomery County task force. 'We have to admit that.'
"But Carr described the rotation of search crews as standard practice for a prolonged effort like this. He said the reduction in the number of crews at the Pentagon of four to three indicates that work to stabilize the damaged building is nearly complete."
Notice the numbers of rescuers were being REDUCED, on or before Day Six, September 17, 2001.
"Recovery of the bodies is expected to take much longer. Pentagon officials said the remains of 88 victims had been removed by Sunday. Much of the recovery effort overnight was concentrated in the impact area where the roof of the Pentagon's outer ring collapsed." ("Exhausted rescue teams relieved at Pentagon," September 17, 2001.
So here we are, six days after the disaster, and they have just started "concentrating" on the roof? WHAT?? Have a look at the NPR photo again. On September 12, the roof was within easy reach of the cranes.
"'We've been finding bodies throughout the night,' said Arlington County fire battalion chief Jim Bonzano. He estimated it will take another 10 days to two weeks to complete the recovery effort." ("Exhausted rescue teams relieved at Pentagon," Associated Press, September 17, 2001,
Once again: The Pentagon was just five stories high, and the hole left by whatever happened on September 11 was 70 feet across. But we've just read that it's going to take 16 to 20 days for the world's mightiest military force with the most sophisticated and powerful equipment at its fingertips to recover the victims?
Notice that throughout this AP article, the CIVILIAN rescue people are quoted. The rescue efforts at the Pentagon should have been a military effort from Day One. After all, the 9-11 attack was an "act of war," was it not?
Let me repeat one sentence from the September 14 New York Times article quoted above. A civilian Arlington County firefighter said of the time she and her fellows spent at the scene:
"We were there about 14 hours straight …"
Not only is the Pentagon close to Andrews and Bolling Air Force Bases, the Quantico Marine Base, but it is also minutes away from the Ft. Belvoir and Ft. Myer Army bases. The Pentagon had at its command thousands of able-bodied troops.
For a remarkably contrasting incident, let's turn our attention to President Kennedy's Inauguration Day, 1961:
"Early on the morning of January 20, 1961, Washington lay buried beneath half a foot of freshly fallen snow . . . Throughout the region, schools, businesses, and factories were shut down, and airports diverted inbound flights …
"By daybreak, the military began their takeover. From Fort Belvoir, a heavy armored division of more than a hundred snowplows, front-loaders, dump trucks, and road graders crossed into the city to attack the ice and heavy drifts …" (Body of Secrets, James Bamford, Doubleday, 2001, pg. 64.)
If Fort Belvoir could turn out vehicles to help clear the snow on
Inauguration Day, what happened to its public spirit on September 11, 2001? If
rapid mobilization and friendly occupation was no problem in a 1961 snowstorm, why
was it a problem on a fine September day in 2001?
Instead of sending in real help — trained aviation fire fighters and disciplined men trained to work with heavy equipment in tightly coordinated teams — the military sent soda pop and other sundries to the (civilian) rescuers. The soda pop was provided by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, thus:
"Mobilizing two 45-foot trailers from its Newport News, Va., distribution center, AAFES has established a field-style exchange store that provides rescue workers with free towels, bottled water, soft drinks, snacks, lip balm, T-shirts, socks and other items. The facility is operating around the clock.
"'This is just wonderful, just fantastic, how AAFES is supporting the soldier,' said Staff Sgt. Michele Hammonds, a public affairs noncommissioned officer with the Army Reserve's 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Fort Belvoir, Va.'" ("AAFES Provides Free Items To Pentagon Rescue Workers," September 15, 2001. American Forces Press Service.
PR flack Hammonds is gushing about the support being shown
"soldiers." But the rescuers were civilians. Did she fail to notice the
anomalies herself, or was she hoping we were too dumb to notice them?
The military also provided "love dogs" and head shrinking sessions to the bereaved whose "loved ones" were missing.
"Arlington, VA., Sept. 15, 2001— More than 300 family members and loved ones of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon have visited DoD's Family (Casualty) Assistance Center in the Sheraton Hotel here since it opened three days ago, according to DoD spokesman Marine Corps Maj. Ben Owens.
"'The first family member arrived at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning,' Owens noted. 'They're met at the entrance and escorted upstairs where they're interviewed to find out what their concerns and needs are. We ensure they know what the status of their missing loved one is and provide them with the newest information we have. Currently, we have families here looking for more than 60 missing loved ones.' . . .
"Depending on the family members' and loved ones' needs, the center provides such resources and services as counseling, chaplains, benefits, compensation, transportation, and financial, legal and lodging assistance. Family members are coupled with chaplains and counselors and taken to rooms for their private discussions. Forty rooms are available at the Sheraton, and other hotels in the area have offered rooms to handle the overflow …
"'We also have 'stress and love dogs' provided by Therapy Dogs International, Inc.,' Owens said. 'We asked for the therapy dogs because a family said it would be helpful if we had them.'" ("Round-the-Clock Center Aids Families, Loved Ones of Pentagon Casualties," American Forces Press Service, Sept. 15, 20010.)
According to The Washington Post, January 20, 2002, "The Last Watch," (pg. F1, Style section), the entire chain of command of the super secret Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot (CNO-IP) were killed in the September 11 attack on the Pentagon.
One of the victims was Darin Pontell, who worked in CNO-IP. The Post reported that two days after the attack, Darin's parents were still hoping Darin was alive. Here is an excerpt from that article:
"Where'd I put my cell phone? Where is it?" Marilyn Pontell, Darrin's mother, grew frantic looking for her purse. Her Nokia was chiming "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
Marilyn would be sick if she missed that call. Maybe it was news about her son. Maybe it was Darin himself.
Two days later, Marilyn and Gary Pontell still hoped their youngest boy had been spared. Gathered at Darin and Devora's apartment in Gaithersburg on Thursday afternoon, they could barely process the idea that he was dead …
Navy officials gave garbled reports: One person said someone who looked like Darin walked from the scene. Somebody else claimed he was working far away, in the A-Ring. An officials said they couldn't find his Acura Integra in the Pentagon lot …
The Nokia sang again, then silence. Too late. When she finally got to the phone, Marilyn scrolled through the menu. One missed call: 1:57 p.m. No message. But the incoming number was clearly identified. It was Darin's.
My God, maybe he was alive.
For five more days, they waited. On Sept. 18, the Navy informed the Pontells that Darin's body had been positively identified. His cell phone was never returned to the family. They presume it was never found. Perhaps the flip-phone had somehow dialed Marilyn's number when the rubble shifted. But didn't all cell phones have to be turned off upon entry into the CNO-IP [Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot]?
The FBI offered a one-word explanation for that call: "Anomaly."
While Gen. Rescue Shelton, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Rabbi Dov Zakheim, and Army Secretary White should have been rescuing Darin and his Army and Navy colleagues from the debris during those early frightful days, what did they do instead?
On September 15, the DoD announced it had awarded a contract to the Hensel Phelps
Construction Company of Chantilly, Virginia to rebuild the Pentagon. The
contract has a potential value of $758 million, according the DoD release, "Contract
Awarded to Rebuild the Pentagon."
Now let's see: Disaster struck on September 11. According to the Emergency Response and Rescue Institute, there may have been many living survivors in that rubble on September 15. Yet on September 15, the contract to rebuild over the ruins had already been awarded. Is that bad taste, or what?
Come to think of it, does it sound as if the damage suffered by the Pentagon on 9-11 came as a surprise to certain people in the DoD contracting office? Does it sound like the job awarded to Hensel Phelps was open to competitive bidding and went through channels? How do you spell "fast track"? Did the Comptroller and Undersecretary of the DoD, Rabbi Dov Zakheim, have a role in the 3/4 $billion award? Whose friends and relatives will be on the receiving end of that? Surely no one would be tasteless enough to ask.
As the Emergency Response & Research Institute website told us, victims trapped by debris from earthquakes and other disasters can live up to 12 days. Do you think that maybe Darin Pontell was still alive on September 11, when Rumsfeld, "visibly upset," at his press conference, was swearing there could be no survivors? Perhaps Darin was alive on September 12, waiting for the cranes to lift the debris and free him. Perhaps he was alive on September 13, when his parents received a call from his cell phone. Had he been reached in time, perhaps Darin might be alive today.
Gen. Leave-No-Man-Behind Shelton, Messrs. Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz, Rabbi Zakheim, and the National Command Center were surely accomplices to the murder of Darin Pontell and the others. The gang simply used different weapons. They used water, a fire-cum-rescue media event, and a wrecking ball. And lies, lies lies, and more lies.
On May 24-25, 2002, the Washington Post ran a two-part story concerning seven (7) Special Operations team members who died during an attempt to rescue another soldier in Afghanistan in March, 2002. The incident began when a US helicopter attempted to land to engage al Qaeda forces.
"How it unfolded highlighted the extraordinary commitment of the American soldiers not to leave fallen comrades behind: The entire episode spiraled out of an attempt to rescue a single SEAL, who had fallen out of the initial helicopter …" (The Washington Post, May 24-25, 2002. "Ambush at Takur Ghar" series, Part I: "Bravery and Breakdowns in a Ridgetop Battle"
Part II: "A wintery Ordeal at 10,000 Feet"
There is something very wrong here. Without a chance to verify information for ourselves, we are told a heroic story of events in far-off lands, first in Somalia, now in Afghanistan. We are told that every individual soldier is precious to the top command.
Yet close to home, with verification at hand, we see that the former commander of the Special Operations Command and current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other top brass, were actually accomplices in the murders of 125 Pentagon personnel.
Here are the major points I will cover in Part III:
Let's go back to the beginning, and state the obvious. The Pentagon is not your ordinary run-of the-mill office building. The Pentagon is the military headquarters for the mightiest military power on earth. It is the home of the US Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Special Operations.
According to the Official Story, the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon was an act of war. Rumsfeld and the top brass had lawful jurisdiction over the piece of real estate on which the "act of war" had just occurred; the Pentagon building was a war zone. But what did Rumsfeld, Gen. Shelton, and the top brass do? On September 11, 2001, they gave jurisdiction of the war zone to the FBI — a division of the civilian Department of Justice. (Robert S. Mueller had just been appointed FBI Director the week before on September 4.)
Donald Rumsfeld dropped the news casually at his September 11, 2001, news conference:
"… the FBI has secured the site."
Speaking of those supervising entry into the damaged portion of the Pentagon on September 11, White said:
"That entry will be supervised by the FBI, who are in charge of the site."
Wow! After September 11, they brought soldiers to Wall Street to secure civilians, and brought civilians to the Pentagon to secure the nation's military headquarters.
Who wrote this script?
Source: "The View From Ground Zero," Business Week, September 24, 2001, pg. 47.)
All of this is as natural as a fish perched in a tree or a robin swimming up river. And yet it happened, and NOBODY commented on the strangeness of it all.
Notice that when Rumsfeld and White spoke, they did not mention who had given the FBI jurisdiction over the Pentagon. They merely said: "… the FBI has secured the site," and "… the FBI, who are in charge of the site." But as Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld was surely the person who gave his jurisdiction away. He did it by simply redefining the war zone as a "crime scene." And who handles crimes on federal property? Why, the FBI, maybe?
It's laughable when you think about it. The headquarters of the mightiest military force on earth is attacked in an "act of war" and has to have its site "secured" by a civilian agency.
And there was Gen. Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, standing by
silently, having abandoned the responsibilities of the US military. Can you
read the expression on his face as Rumsfeld spoke?
Later, the DoD would say they gave jurisdiction over the "crime scene" to — hold on to your hat — the Arlington County Fire Department; that the Fire Department exercised jurisdiction for 10 days before handing it over to the FBI. This from the DoD's own American Forces Press Service:
"The FBI assumed crime-scene jurisdiction at the Pentagon Terrorist attack site Sept. 21 from the Arlington County (Va.) Fire Department, officials said …
"Plaugher [Fire Chief] said Arlington firefighters will continue providing emergency protection for FBI investigators combing the crash site … He said his department would also assist in processing evidence." ("FBI Assumes Jurisdiction At Pentagon Crash Site," AFIS, Sept. 24)
But of course! The Arlington County Fire Department, armed with 50 mm water cannons, were "protecting" the FBI and had jurisdiction over the Pentagon war zone. Pigs fly, too.
This extraordinary story is repeated on the Arlington County Fire Department's webpage. Look for it in the News Release section, "Arlington Transfers Pentagon Site To FBI," September 21, 2001
If the Arlington County fire department had jurisdiction over the Pentagon crime scene from September 11 to September 21, the news must have been kept quiet. On September 14, the Associated Press ran a story which clearly indicates the FBI was actually in charge.
But more importantly, the Associated Press report reveals the FBI took possession of military intelligence documents at the site. The story quoted Jerry Crawford, a civilian, and leader of an urban search and rescue team from Memphis, Tenn.
"… Crawford also said officials were worried about classified material and intelligence information that is strewn throughout the rubble. He said no military intelligence officials have been allowed into the area … 'We have the FBI with us and nobody is touching anything they're not supposed to touch,' Crawford said. He said that when rescue workers 'see something marked secret or sensitive, we leave it alone.'" ("Work being done to shore up Pentagon," Associated Press, September 14, 2001
Did you notice that? NO MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS WERE ALLOWED INTO THE AREA THAT WAS STREWN WITH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DOCUMENTS.
Under what circumstances would military intelligence people ever lose jurisdiction over their own documents? Why, when their documents have been scattered over a "crime scene," and the FBI has control of the crime scene.
Intelligence agencies are proprietary about their intelligence: they work in compartmentalized units, and they operate on a "need to know" policy. How likely is it the FBI agents collecting and reading those Top Secret and SCI (Special Compartmentalized Information) military intelligence documents had been cleared by military intelligence to read them?
If the FBI agents did NOT possess the clearances to see them, why did Rumsfeld, Shelton & Company give them access? But if the FBI agents DID had the necessary clearances, why did they? What is going on in this country?
Since the offices hit were Army and Navy offices, we can assume that the intelligence documents lying around the Pentagon grounds were Army and Navy military intelligence documents. What might be so important about those documents? Why might the FBI be so interested? Perhaps we should have a closer look at the FBI.
As you read what follows, remember this: the FBI was not at the Pentagon site to investigate. They already "knew" the Pentagon had been hit by American Airlines Flight 77, supposedly commandeered by terrorists. (Above, "FBI Looking For Osama's Fingerprints?")
Fifth column: "A clandestine subversive organization working within a given country to further an invading enemy's military and political aims" (American Heritage Dictionary, 1976).
Unknown to most Americans, a foreign intelligence agency operates openly on American soil, with FBI collaboration. The purpose of the agency is to identify American citizens who pose political threats to the interests of the foreign power. The foreign agency gathers or invents dirt on the people who pose threats, and attempts to neutralize them, one way or another.
The name of that foreign intelligence agency or fifth column is the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (ADL). The ADL is an Israeli/Jewish spy organization dedicated to the neutralization of those who oppose Zionist programs.
Walter Winchell was a famous news and gossip columnist whose heyday extended from the mid 1920s through the 1950s. He was a descendant of a long line of Jewish rabbis and cantors; the original family name was "Weinschel," which in Yiddish meant "sour cherries." A dedicated Zionist and friend of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and J. Edgar Hoover, Winchell badly wanted the US to enter World War II. Claiming he was a patriotic American, Winchell smeared those opposed to intervention as Nazi collaborators, anti-Semites, and racists.
The following excerpt is taken from "Winchell (Gossip, Power, and The Culture of Celebrity)," by Neal Gabler (Alfred Knopf and Vintage Books, New York, 1994.) Time Magazine called the book "The best book of the year," and the New York Daily News called it "A wonderful cultural history." So we may conclude this book is consistent with unchallenged "official" history. Here was Winchell's strategy for securing winning support of Zionist goals.
"To Walter isolationism had now become unconscionable, a form of treason. He was determined to prove that the isolationists were not, as they claimed, patriotic Americans who happened to hold a different point of view from his own; they were Nazi collaborators, anti-Semites, and racists who cared far less about saving American lives than about ensuring Hitler's victory …
"Every week brought new charges from Walter linking the radical right to Nazi Germany, but Walter's prime source was not, as most assumed, the FBI; in fact, he was one if ITS [the FBI's] prime sources, channeling hundreds of documents abut Nazi groups to the bureau both before and during the war. Rather Walter's most important source was Arnold Forster [ne Fastenberg], the young basso-voiced attorney who, at the time he met Walter early in 1941, was New York counsel for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith.
"When it came to the radical right, Forster had one of the best intelligence-gathering operations in the country, with spies everywhere …
"Occasionally Forster himself drafted whole columns for Walter . . ." (Winchell, pgs. 294-295.)
Notice in particular this sentence in the above passage:
"… in fact, he [Winchell] was one if ITS [the FBI's] prime sources, channeling hundreds of documents about Nazi groups to the bureau both before and during the war."
Remember, a "Nazi" group was any group that did not agree with Jewish/Zionist goals. So at least by the 1940s, the ADL was using the FBI as its cat's paw. ADL was targeting loyal Americans who put America first, and reporting them to the FBI, via Winchell, as enemies of America and subversives. Simultaneously, Winchell smeared his targets before the American public, ruining them by accusation.
Later, after WW II had ended, Winchell beat the drums for the establishment of the state of Israel on Palestinian lands. James Forrestal, US Secretary of Defense under Harry S Truman, was adamantly opposed to this. Winchell and his colleague Drew Pearson started an intense campaign of media vilification against Forrestal. Eventually Israel was recognized and Forrestal was ousted. He became "depressed," was admitted to the Bethesda Naval Hospital and committed "suicide" by jumping out of a hospital window. With Forrestal out of the way, a formidable opponent to the Zionism was eliminated for once and for all.
Even today, heavy disinformation surrounds the circumstances of Forrestal's death. Search the Net, and you will find claims that Forrestal did not commit suicide, but was murdered because Forrestal had been abducted by space aliens and "they" [?] feared he would write his memoirs. The purpose of this silliness? To suggest that anyone who suspects Forrestal was murdered is crazy.
As already mentioned, Winchell was an intimate of J. Edgar Hoover. The friendship stretched over decades. One wonders whether the basis of this alleged friendship was blackmail material supplied to Winchell by the ADL. Blackmail is a very useful tool in the manipulation of public figures. With its vast and powerful spy network, it is not unreasonable to assume the ADL had blackmail material on cross-dresser Hoover. Winchell introduced Hoover to the Stork Club and the night clubbing life in New York. One wonders if Winchell encouraged Hoover to participate in other activities that would compromise him.
Winchell had attempted to get a commission in Naval Intelligence, but his application was rejected. Hoover put pressure on Naval Intelligence, and Winchell was accepted as a lieutenant ("Winchell," pgs. 197, 220).
Now let's leave the 1940s and move up to present time. These excerpts have been taken from Counterpunch's February 25, 2002 edition.
"In 1993, the District of Attorney of San Francisco released 700 pages of documents implicating the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that claims to be a defender of civil rights, in a vast spying operation directed against American citizens who were opposed to Israel's policies in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza and to the apartheid policies of the government of South Africa and passing on information to both governments.
"Under great political pressure, Smith [District Attorney of San Francisco?] later dropped the charges …"
A man by the name of Roy Bullock was one of the ADL's operatives.
"Ten days before he was assassinated in South Africa, Chris Hani, the man who would have succeeded Nelson Mandela as the country's president, was trailed by Bullock on a trip through California who reported on it to the South African government."
After Los Angeles Arab American leader Alex Odeh was murdered, Bullock
was discovered to have a key, and a floor plan, of the murdered man's office.
This is evidence that ADL operatives may have helped plan and execute political
assassinations in the US and abroad. But don't hold your breath for the FBI to
investigate or charge Bullock, or any other ADLer, in connection to these murders.
("The ADL Spying Case Is Over, But The Struggle Continues," Counterpunch,
February 25, 2002.)
Certainly the FBI did not join the suit against the ADL as a friend of the US
public, nor did the federal government file its own suit against the ADL for
violating the civil rights of Americans. In fact, while litigation was in
progress in 1997, the FBI openly cooperated with the ADL:
The FBI displayed ADL posters in FBI offices throughout the country,
The FBI hosted a Holocaust Memorial Ceremony at FBI headquarters at which ADL chairman Abraham H. Foxman spoke. On June 30, 2000, FBI Director Louis Freeh and the directors of the United States Holocaust Museum and the Anti-Defamation League announced a new training program for FBI agents. According to the FBI press release, Freeh said the new course "focuses on law enforcement's historical role in the 1930's and 40's in abetting the Holocaust. It is designed to ensure that FBI investigators, early in their training, understand fully the consequences when law enforcement fails to protect citizens, their civil rights, their dignities, and their moral, ethical and human values." (Release no longer available at FBI website.)
Quite clearly the purpose of the FBI course was NOT as stated, for the FBI "failed to protect citizens, their civil rights, their dignities, and their moral, ethical and human values" when it tortured and murdered the Branch Davidians in Waco and then destroyed the evidence at the crime scene. And of course, the ADL had no objection to the FBI conduct at Waco, either. (See http://holocausts.org/waco )
On May 7, 2002, Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the FBI and a Marine on "retired" status, addressed the ADL's 24th National Leadership Conference. Mueller said:
"A few months ago, Abe [Abraham H. Foxman] and Jess [Jess N. Hordes, ADL Washington representative] came by my office for a visit. I appreciated their taking the time to meet with me."
So here we have the head of the FBI telling two professional Jews — who openly work to undermine American Constitutional liberties and who actively work as foreign agents on US soil — that the FBI appreciates the time THEY took to pay a visit to the director of the FBI.
"I have long admired and respected the work of ADL, and I appreciate your longstanding support of the FBI. I know that under my predecessor, Louis Freeh, this partnership reached new heights. As I told Abe and Jess, I am absolutely committed to building on that relationship.
"We in the FBI tremendously value your perspectives and your partnership . . ."
Amazing to have the FBI-ADL relationship stated so boldly. The FBI admits to a PARTNERSHIP, but it does not sound like a partnership. It sounds as though ADL is firmly in the driver's seat. As Mueller said of the two ADL executives: "I appreciated their taking the time to meet with me." Mueller does not sound like a partner, he sounds like a subaltern.
In January, 1996, the Defense Investigative Service wrote a confidential memo to many military contractors warning them that the Israeli government was "aggressively" trying to steal US military and intelligence secrets, using "strong ethnic ties" to recruit spies (that is, using Jewish US citizens.) The Washington Post stated:
"The confidential memo on Israel began by noting that the country, a major recipient of US military and economic aid, 'is a political and military ally.' But it continued, 'the nature of espionage relations between the two governments is competitive.'
"It said Israel 'aggressively collects [U.S.] military and industrial technology,' including spy satellite data, missile defense information, and data on military aircraft, tanks, missile boats, and radars.
"Drawing on the example of the Pollard case and of other Israeli espionage operations in the United States, the memo said that the country's recruitment techniques include 'ethnic targeting, financial aggrandizement, and identification and exploitation of individual frailties' of US citizens.
"'Placing Israeli nationals in key industries … is a technique utilized with great success,' the memo said."
Source: The Washington Post, January 30, 1996, p. A1 The Washington Post archive]
Cached http://holocausts.org/911/cache/wp-January 30-1996.pdf
American Jews secured a copy of the memo in quick order. (No espionage here, of course!)
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B'nai B'rith publicly called upon the Pentagon to — are you ready for this? — conduct an "internal investigation" — not on the possibly treasonous American Jews, but on the intelligence officers who wrote the memo!
"'This is a distressing charge which impugns American Jews and borders on antisemitism,' said ADL Director Abraham H. Foxman in a letter to Defense Secretary William J. Perry.
"The government memo, and the ADL's angry reaction to it, highlight a particularly delicate issue for the Defense Department. Many military counterintelligence officials remain scarred by the 1985 revelation that Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard stole what the memo refers to as 'vast quantities of classified information' on Israel's behalf over a 17-month period …
"In first publicizing the memo, which was first obtained by the Jewish weekly Moment Magazine, ADL director Foxman complained not only about its reference to Israeli recruitment techniques but also its harsh tone …"
Source: The Washington Post, January 30, 1996, p. A1 The Washington Post archive]
Cached http://holocausts.org/911/cache/wp-January 30-1996.pdf
In fact, American Jews are regularly called upon to take part in Israeli intelligence operations within the US, and regularly do exactly that. There is even a Hebrew word that denotes such people: "sayanim." Mossad whistle-blower Victor Ostrovsky has described them as "a unique and important part of the Mossad's operation."
"There are thousands of sayanim around the world. In London alone, there are about 2,000 who are active, and another 5,000 on the list. They fulfill many different roles. A car sayan, for example, running a rental agency, could help the Mossad rent a car without having to complete the usual documentation . . .
"Suppose during an operation a katsa [Mossad case officer] suddenly had to come up with an electronics store as a cover. A call to a sayan in that business could bring 50 television sets, 200 VCRs — whatever was needed — from his warehouse to your building, and in next to no time, you'd have a store with $3 or $4 million worth of stock in it . . . The system allows the Mossad to work with a skeleton staff. That's why, for example, a KGB station would employ 100 people, while a comparable Mossad station would need only six or seven." (By Way Of Deception , Victor Ostrovsky & Claire Hoy, St. Martin's Paperbacks, New York, 1990, pgs. 87, 88.)
In The Other Side of Deception, Victor Ostrovsky writes about another Israeli intelligence unit, the Lishka Le Kishry Mada, which he describes as "the section for scientific relations, a special unit directly under the prime minister's office …"
The Lishka Le Kishry Mada ("LAKAM") was the agency that recruited Jonathan Pollard. Sayan within the Pentagon gave the LAKAM case manager sources, and Pollard was directed to bring out the hard copy. (The Other Side of Deception, Victor Ostrovsky, Harper Paperbacks, New York, 1995; pgs. 33, 34.)
On May 22, 2002, The Christian Science Monitor published an article describing how Israel persuades Palestinians to betray Palestine and work as Israeli Fifth Columnists. The methods used by Israeli agents to entrap Palestinians include sexual seduction and blackmail. Palestinians with criminal records are offered freedom in exchange for information. Other Palestinians have been shown photographs of female relatives undressing in fashion store changing rooms, and told the images would be circulated unless they agreed to collaborate.
As Palestinian collaborators are drawn more deeply into the system they may be asked to infiltrate
the highest levels of militant and political groups or set up targets for arrest and
assassination. Israel's use of targeted assassination typically involves collaborators
arranging the hit. ("How Israel builds its fifth column," The Christian Science
Monitor, May 22, 2002.
Cached http://holocausts.org/911/rescue/obq-fifthcolumn )
It would be naive to expect that Israeli agents do not use similar techniques on Americans,
whether military personnel or civilians. Some of you might remember the FBI's ABSCAM's sting
operation, in which undercover FBI agents lured Congressmen into taking bribes. The obvious
effect of ABSCAM was to show the Senate and the House that the FBI (read: Israel) could "get" any
of them at any time, by digging up dirt, provoking it, or inventing it.
or http://www.awesome80s.com/Awesome80s/News/ and search for "ABSCAM"
Now that we understand how things work, let's get back to the ADL's 1996 complaint about the Defense Investigative Service. How was the complaint handled?
"Assistant Secretary of Defense Emmett Paige Jr., who has responsibility for military intelligence matters, replied in a letter to Foxman yesterday that 'the content' of this document does not reflect the official position of the Department of Defense.
"He described the author as a 'low-ranking individual at a field activity of the Defense Investigative Service.'
"'While we object to the document in general, singling out ethnicity as a matter of counterintelligence vulnerability is particularly repugnant to the Department,' Paige wrote. 'We have instructed appropriate personnel that similar documents will not be produced in the future.'" ("Defense Memo Warned of Israeli Spying," Washington Post, January 30, 1996.
So … if military intelligence officers think that American Jews may form a Fifth Column in the US and work to steal our secrets for Israel, they should keep their mouths shut. In other words, intelligence officers must toe the politically correct line and effectively cooperate in treason — or loose their jobs.
We are getting a clearer picture here: The Pentagon is comprised of at least two camps: Patriotic military people who are loyal to this country, and Jews and Jewish sympathizers who work for the Nation of Zion. Note: There is no shortage of Gentiles, especially "Christian" Zionists, who would not gladly betray America for Israel.
It is beyond the scope of this article, but readers should research the Net themselves and confirm that, particularly since 9-11, the FBI has been seeking to expand and consolidate its hold over "law-enforcement" agencies world-wide. The FBI, draped in an American flag, is another arm of Israel — an intelligence/enforcement arm.
On September 10, 2001, just one day before 9-11, The Washington Times ran a front-page story "US troops would enforce peace under Army study." The Times quoted officers in the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). Commenting on the Mossad, Israel's intelligence/dirty trick service, the SAMS officers said:
"Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act."
On April 4, 2002, I wrote to the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies, asking, among other things, if the Washington Times story was true. The next day I received a reply from SAMS.
The SAMS public relations officer said that The Times' article was misleading because it failed to mention "the Army study" was an academic exercise.
But the "academic exercise" explanation tells us something even more significant about the Army: Within the SAMS ranks, and within its critically important officer training ranks, the propensities of the Nation of Israel can be openly discussed without fear of an "antisemitism" smear.
Politics be damned. Facts are facts, and studies are studies. Revolutionary! It seems that there is still freedom of thought, freedom of inquiry, and freedom of speech within U.S. Army officer ranks. It says that certain elements within the Army were not under Israeli's heel — or at least they were not prior to 9/11. The Israelis surely must have known about that Army situation. That situation could be extremely dangerous to Israel.
One way to handle the danger would be to send a shot across the bows of the Army, a shot which
might communicate: "Shut up." It would be even better to liquidate some of the particularly
troublesome Army personnel, too.
This from the New York Times, reporting the respective losses of each of the services on 9-11:
"The Army suffered the heaviest losses, including Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude, a three-star general who headed the Army's personnel division, according to officials.
"Altogether, 21 Army soldiers and officers and 53 civilians who worked in the Department of the Army were killed, many of them from the service's budget and personnel offices.
"The Navy reported that 33 sailors and officers, along with nine civilians, remained missing. They worked in a variety of offices, including the Navy's operation center, which was damaged in the attack. Ten other missing people were from other defense agencies, including seven from the Defense Intelligence Agency." ("Pentagon toll at 190," The New York Times, September 14, 2001.
On April 24, 2002, the pro-Zionist WorldNetDaily, which claims to be an alternate source of news on the Internet,
reported that a US Army Reserve counterintelligence officer with dual citizenship in the United States and Israel had his security clearance revoked. Naturally the officer claimed bias on the part of the Army, and complained about the Army's treatment of him to WorldNetDaily.
Note that according to the report, the Israeli had his security clearance pulled by the Army's personnel command, which was obviously concerned with the internal security of the Army. Good for them!
Now look again at the accounting of the Army's 9-11 Pentagon casualties. The Army's personnel division was heavily hit. This from the above-cited New York Times article:
"The Army suffered the heaviest losses, including Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude, a three-star general who headed the Army's personnel division, according to officials.
"Altogether, 21 Army soldiers and officers and 53 civilians who worked in the Department of the Army were killed, many of them from the service's budget and personnel offices."
Seven members of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the agency that had warned about the recruitment of American Jews by the Israeli spy networks, also died.
According to the flagship Zionist publication, The Washington Post, the entire chain of
command of the super secret "Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot" were killed on September
11. ("The Last Watch," January 20, 2002, front page of Style section, quoted above.)
Naval Intelligence was the base from which Jonathan Pollard operated. Remember, it was Naval
Intelligence that caught Pollard and Naval Intelligence that insisted the FBI arrest him.
How many patriotic Naval Intelligence types had an attitude adjustment on September 11, 2001?
As mentioned above, no active duty Air Force people died as a result of the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. Air Force types, of course, make up the staff of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Almost certainly it was NORAD that sent the remote controlled planes plowing into their targets on 9-11. See:
Did NORAD Send The "Suicide" Jets? Part 1 http://holocausts.org/911/noradsend.html Did NORAD Send The "Suicide" Jets? Part 2 http://holocausts.org/911/noradsend2.html Flight of the Bumble Planes http://holocausts.org/911/bumble.html
No active duty Marines were killed on 9-11, either.
We have already seen one Marine miracle — the Marine photographer who was at the
Pentagon at approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 11 and took shots of an incident that could not
have occurred until 9:45 — 9:55a.m.
Another Marine miracle was described in an article posted on the Usenet group soc.veterans on September 16, 2001.
The soc.veterans posting does not explain what a MARINE flag was doing in Army/Navy offices. And it is indeed nothing short of a miracle that any flag, be it Marine or otherwise, would survive the inferno and building collapse "untouched," when 125 souls perished in the same place.
The posting implies that the flag was held high on a staff as it was carried from the ruins, for notice the flag was carried "proudly." That term would scarcely be used if the flag was folded.
Flags are important symbols — they are used to indicate authority and supremacy. The miraculous discovery of an unscathed Marine flag in the ruins of Army and Navy operations offices could well be a show of victory over Army/Navy elements liquidated on 9-11.
Coincidentally, the director of the FBI, Robert S. Mueller III, the man who openly boasts that his organization is a "partner" of an Israeli intelligence arm (the ADL), is a Marine. ("Once a Marine, always a Marine.")
Mueller would have received the Army and Navy intelligence documents scattered on the Pentagon grounds and gathered up by the civilian rescuers. For all we know, the so-called FBI agents to whom the documents were given were working directly for the Mossad, or were Israeli commandos working under cover. Recall the FBI/ADL "partnership" mentioned by the Marine Director of the FBI.
We are asked to believe the FBI is the foremost criminal investigatory agency in the world; that they have highly trained employees who are experts in gathering evidence that will stand up in any court. We are also asked to believe that the FBI was at the Pentagon on 9-11 to "investigate."
But at the same time we are asked to believe the FBI arrived at the scene without their own photographers, and hired two photographers on the spot to take court-room quality photos. Both photographers just happened to arrive at the scene with cameras, and both happened to be Marines.
One of these was Cpl. Jason Ingersoll, the gentleman who took a photo of the 9:40 a.m. event at 9:30 a.m.
According to an article in Recordnet.com, at the time impact occurred, Ingersoll was in his Marine Corps' headquarters office, across the street from the Pentagon. When he heard the impact, he grabbed his camera and went on over.
"One of the first photographers on the scene, he was drafted by the FBI to become a member of it evidence-response team. All through the day, Ingersoll took photos that some day could be used as evidence in court. He also had to maintain detailed crime-scene records in case he is asked to testify."
Ingersoll put in 12-hour shifts for the FBI over the next few days, providing them with photographic "support." Recordnet.com also stated:
"Ingersoll … helped place bodies in bags to be handed over to the Army recovery team." ("Lode Marine's heroic photo duty honored," (Recordnet.com, January 20, 2002.)
So here is a Marine on the scene — a mere coincidence to the event — and the FBI drafts him into the crucial work of:
a. Taking evidentiary photographs that may have to be
tested in court
b. Removing the bodies of the victims — apparently without training in the proper handling of bodies at a crime scene.
A second Marine photographer just happened to show up with his camera and just happened to get hired on the spot by the FBI. Sgt. Marshall Paull is the photographer for the Commandant of the Marine Corps., Gen. James L. Jones. As mentioned already, the terrorists had been considerate enough to avoid hitting the offices of the Joint Chiefs; after the event, Paull was safe, grabbed his camera, and headed for the impact site.
"During his time at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Sgt. Paull had the unfortunate duty of photographing a few aviation accidents. When he saw FBI agents arrive at the Pentagon, he told them of his experience and said he would be willing to help.
"They took him up on his offer, and soon put him in a helicopter to take overhead pictures of the damage to the Pentagon."
Several Public Action supporters have searched the Net, but found no photos showing FBI helicopters over Pentagon airspace on 9-11. However, remember the helicopter, variously described as a military helicopter conducting an "aerial survey" of the Pentagon crash site, and as an "Army Red Cross helicopter" (see "Air Space Not Too Restricted ", above). Most likely, this was the helicopter into which FBI agents put Sgt. Paull. The FBI, not the military, was obviously controlling the air space, military personnel, and military materiel on 9-11.
Recall that "no military intelligence officials have been allowed into the area," nor were they allowed to gather up military intelligence documents on 9-11; even military secret documents became FBI property. See " FBI Grabs Military Intelligence Documents ").
Thus it was the "investigators" (the FBI), not the "war fighters" (the military), who captured the Pentagon war zone during the first days of the War For Jewish Supremacy.
"On the Wednesday and Friday following the attack, Sgt. Paull assisted FBI agents by actually entering the devastated segment of the Pentagon to search for bodies. It was Sgt. Paull's tasks to take photographs." ("Marine photographer aids FBI in rescue efforts," Marinelink, September 21, 2001.
Doubly blessed with serendipitous photographers was the FBI that day. But why, oh why, did the FBI show up at the "crime scene" of the century without FBI crime scene photographers?
And why do we have two such disparate descriptions of Ingersoll's presence that day?
Few deny the Israelis are committing war crimes and genocide against
Palestinians. The massacres at the Jenin refugee camp have been well documented in the press
throughout the world. You can study a sampling of the world press accounts and see photos of
the Jenin massacre here:
What is the US Marine response to Jenin massacre? The Marines are studying the event to see "what they could learn from that urban fight."
"Likewise, just weeks after the vicious fight in the Jenin refugee camp that ended April 15 with 75 Israelis and Palestinians dead and nearly 150 buildings in rubble, a senior Israeli Defense Force intelligence officer visited the United States to watch U.S. Marines experiment with new urban-warfare tactics."
Urban warfare? The Palestinians did not provide an opportunity for "urban warfare" practice. What happened at Jenin was urban slaughter.
So instead of condemning the barbarism, the Marine Corps has announced to the world that the US Marines want to take lessons.
Who will be the targets of the Marines in US urban warfare? That answer is simple. The targets will be American citizens — American men, women and children, just as the Israeli targets in Jenin were Palestinian men, women, and children — a division of the civilian Department of Justice. (Retired Marine Robert S. Mueller had just been appointed FBI Director on September 4, 2001.)
Now it is time to take a closer look at the Special Operations Command. It is indeed a coincidence that Americans of Jewish descent were prominently involved in the establishment of the Special Operations Command. Harold Brown, a Jew, was Secretary of Defense when the attempted rescue of 53 American hostages in Iran turned into a disaster in April, 1980.
The failed mission under Harold Brown was used to promote the establishment of a separate Special
Operations Command. According to official history, on May 15, 1986, Sen. William S. Cohen,
following up on the suggestions of such as Gen. Edward C. "Shy" Meyer and Pentagon functionary
Noel Koch, introduced legislation to establish a separate Special Operations Command.
Please visit SpecialOperations.com and look at this page:
The introductory blurb tells us: "Following is a list of international special operations personnel, officer and enlisted, who have made a significant, lasting contribution to the development, history, or mythology of special operations warfare."
Note: The people listed are not lauded for defending the US Constitution and its Bill of Rights, but for developing hit squads. Among those listed as a "legend" is Israeli Ehud Barak: Click on Barak's name and you will reach this page:
Barak is described this way: "New PM of Israel, former commander of Sayeret Matkal (led hostage rescue of Sabena airliner in 1972 and the 1973 raid to assassinate PLO leaders in Beirut.)"
A "sayeret" is a Hebrew word meaning commando unit or hit squad. You can read more about sayerets operating in Israel today at:
So, there, in Special Ops own words: It lauds Barak for assassinating Palestinian leaders in Lebanon. What relevance does the murder of Palestinians in Lebanon have to the defense of the US? None whatsoever.
Need we ask how many Palestinians thugs, assassins, and commandos are praised by Special Ops? ; We see where Special Ops' loyalties lie. The Special Operations Command function as Israeli partisans, wrapped in the American flag.
Visit this page on Israeli Special Operations:
The Special Operations Command was activated on April 16, 1987. Six years later, using civilian facades provided by the ATF and FBI, Special Ops staged its Waco operation. Study the Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum War Gallery:
The death of David Koresh and his followers served Israeli interests. David Koresh was born Vernon Wayne Howell, and legally changed his name, taking the tribal name of the prophet Muhammed: "Quraysh." Another transliteration of that name is "Koresh." David Quraysh, or David Koresh, if you prefer, was teaching that the existence of the state of Israel was not essential to the fulfillment of Biblical prophecies, and that a Savior would come from Persia (Iran). David Koresh was teaching essentially Islamic beliefs; he threatened Israeli control of the fundamentalist "Christian" (Zionist) movement in the US. Clearly he had to go.
The Waco affair was disguised as a law-enforcement action gone wrong, but it was a Special Operations junket from start to finish. Who was the commander of the Special Operations Command in April 1993? It was Gen. Wayne Allan Downing. More on Downing ("Waco Wayne") below.
Coincidentally, it was the black helicopters of the 160th Airborne Division Special Operations Regiment (SOAR), featured in "Black Hawk Down (Leave No Man Behind)" that kicked off the February 28, 1993 raid by strafing the women and children's quarters with machine guns, killing and wounding an unknown number of Davidian moms and kids. Those who were not killed outright on the first day of the raid died later of their wounds. Those remaining alive and loyal to David Koresh were assassinated on or just before April 19, along with Koresh himself.
Plausible explanations for the victims' deaths were provided, including a fire and a structural collapse, just as a fire and structural collapse were plausible explanations of the Pentagon deaths, eight years later.
After the April 19 Waco fire went out, Special Operations-cum-FBI-cum-Israel's gofers sent down two world renowned Smithsonian Institution forensic scientists to help cook up the fraudulent autopsy reports: Drs. Douglas Owsley and Douglas Ubelaker, from the Division of Physical Anthropology at the Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
They put their names on autopsy reports that contained lots of obvious lies about how victims were
killed in the fire or crushed in a structural collapse, etc.
One of the dumbest lies was this: The moms and kids died as a result of crushing injuries suffered when a concrete room collapsed. The problem?… Widely published photos in news magazines and newspapers, taken from the ground and the air, show that the concrete room did not collapse.
And both Owsley and Ubelaker had their names right there, right on the fraudulent reports citing "structural collapse" as the cause of death. You can read about Ubelaker and Owsley's highjinks by going to the Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum and putting "Ubelaker" and "Owsley" in the search engine.
Or meander through the Museum using this URL as a starting point:
Now here's the creepy part. The FBI, given control of the Pentagon 9-11 war zone, called in the same people — Owsley and Ubelaker — to work on the Pentagon cadavers. Read "Skeleton Keys," in the May 31, 2002 Washington Post's Style section.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36421-2002May30.html Cached http://holocausts.org/911/rescue/obq-wp-boneguys-05-31-2002
And read this related article: "Pentagon Cadavers Meet 'The Bone Guys'"
Why were Owsley and Ubelaker — whom the Post dubbed "bone guys" in its May 31 article
— called in on the Pentagon job at all? The Washington Post article does not
explain that. Supposedly, a Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon, a fire broke out, the building
collapsed, and the victims died on impact or in the fire, or in the structural collapse. On
September 11, Donald Rumsfeld declared all the missing persons to be dead, without having seen one
body. The identity of each victim was known. Cause of death, date of death,
circumstances of death — all were established. The FBI has a DNA lab. What
mysteries required the services of the Smithsonian "bone guys"?
Ah! When you check out the history of Owsley and Ubelaker, the lights come on! The bone guys use the magic of their prestige to turn a wish into a fact. Their names, along with the prestige of the Smithsonian Institution, will ensure no member of the medical examiner or forensic community will ever challenge those reports. [Footnote 1 ]
Want the headless corpse of David Koresh's 8-year old son Cyrus to have died of suffocation?
Or maybe a head injury? Or whatever? Dr. Owsley will lend his name that effort.
See pages 2, 3 of Cyrus Koresh's autopsy report:
Want the headless, armless, legless corpse of Davidian John McBean to have died of asphyxiation? Dr. Douglas Ubelaker will help you whistle that one through — without ever raising a question about how poor Mr. McBean managed to lose his head, both arms, and both legs during the process of his asphyxiation.
Want a political assassination in Toledo to look like a fire victim at the Pentagon? You got it. Want an autopsy report that no other medical examiner in the world would question? You got it. Just ask the Smithsonian "bone guys" to sign off on whatever autopsy report you wish to write. Any fantastic cover-up excuse for a death becomes scientific fact.
When important people are assassinated and circumstances of their deaths must be covered up, only the best people are used. In light of all the evidence we have looked at so far, doesn't the presence of Drs. Ubelaker and Owsley in the Pentagon 9-11 team make you just a little uncomfortable?
Put it all together: It is possible that some of the 125 victims who died on 9-11 at the Pentagon had been specially selected for the death list, and had been killed by other means; perhaps the fire/building collapse/delayed rescue scenario was set up as a diversion and to destroy evidence. That's how they did it in Waco. And we see the same crowd present, and in control, at the Pentagon, along with a spectacular fireball explosion, an uncontrollable fire, structural collapse, and a sham rescue. It's looking like deja vu all over again.
As mentioned above, at the time of the February 28, 1993 raid on the Mt. Carmel Center (home of the Branch Davidians), the commander of the Special Operations Command was Gen. Wayne Allan Downing ("Waco Wayne"). Try to find an official US military biography of Downing on the net — detailed biographies such as these of Gens. Shelton, Myers, Eberhart, etc., already cited. This writer tried, but could not do so, even though I could find bios on other "retired" or even deceased members of the military. Specific details of Downing's background — exactly where he was when — have been smudged out. What's to hide? Surely he and the US military is proud of what he did to the moms and kids at Waco.
Waco Wayne is now the Zionists' terrorism csar. He is the special terrorism "consultant" who reports to National security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge.
Here is a recent photo of Mr. Helter-Skelter himself, disguised as a human in a business
Waco Wayne's handling of the bogus Davidian rescue attempt was so ham-fisted that he was eventually forced to retire. (See Appendix for details.) Gen. Henry Hugh Shelton succeeded Downing as Commander of the Special Operations Command in 1996.
In 1997, William S. Cohen, then Secretary of Defense, selected Shelton as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Recall that Cohen introduced the Special Ops legislation in the Senate.
Cached http://holocausts.org/911/rescue/obq-shelton-cjcs )
And to bring matters full circle: Here was Shelton on September 11, 2001, silently betraying his command, silently assisting in the murders of 125 Americans.
The 9-11 terror served Israeli purposes, and continues to serve them. Allow me to explain how.
George Bush claims that the 9-11 terror was perpetrated by MUSLIMS who were jealous of our freedom. But do politicians always tell the truth? For several decades, Congress and various presidents, including both Bush I and Bush II, have been laying the groundwork to turn America into a theocracy controlled by Jewish rabbis. Bush the Elder's administration passed the groundwork legislation. You can read the full story, "Merry Christmas, and OFF WITH YOUR HEAD," at:
In brief: In the new Jewish-designed American theocracy, Gentiles will be forced to join a synthetic religion, designed by rabbis for a servant class. Gentiles who insist on maintaining their own religious practices will be put to death (beheaded) for idolatry. Christian religious holidays such as Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, will be abolished. There will be two sets of laws and two court systems for America: one for Jews, and one for Gentiles. Gentile education in mathematics, science, history, English, social studies, computers, technical subjects, will be severely limited.
A powerful, monied Jewish sect is at the vanguard of this movement for a world-wide Jewish theocracy. The name of the sect is Chabad Lubavitch. And no, Chabad Lubavitch is not an aberration within Judaism; it relies upon the teachings of the Talmud and other classical works of Judaism. You may often hear the Lubavitchers described as "ultra-Orthodox," meaning they are right in line with the fundamental doctrines of Judaism. They take is seriously.
President Bush's press secretary, Ari Fleicsher, is a Lubvaticher. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the former candidate for the US Vice Presidency, have all publicly declared their support for Chabad Lubavitch.
As already mentioned, it was the North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, that almost certainly sent the remotely controlled jets crashing into their targets on 9-11. Sen. Carl Levin is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. And it was Sen. Carl Levin's committee that listened to the testimony of Vice-Chairman of the JCS, Gen. Richard Myers, and NORAD Commander Ralph Eberhart after 9-11, and allowed them to bob and weave, and lie, lie, lie.
Can you imagine trying to pull off 9-11 without having Levin in your pocket?
Oh, yes, I should have mentioned — Levin is a supporter of Chabad Lubavitch. Of course Levin's Senate hearings were a setup. Levin knows who pulled off 9-11. Levin knows whose interests 9-11 serves.
And it is significant that NORAD's second-in command on 9-11, Canadian Lt. Gen. Ken Pennie, contradicted the testimony Myers and Eberhart gave to Levin.
Did you know that the Undersecretary and Comptroller of the Department of Defense, Dov Zakheim, is an ordained Orthodox Jewish rabbi, and that he, too, openly supports Chabad Lubavitch?
In fact, on March 11, 2002, 500 emissaries of Chabad Lubavitch from all over the world gathered opposite the Pentagon 9-11 crash site and held a birthday kickoff celebration of their late guru, Rabbi Menachem Mandel Schneerson. The birthday celebration kickoff was combined with a "memorial service" for those who died at the Pentagon on 9-11. The rabbis acting as masters of ceremony for the event sang a Jewish religious song, "Oseh Shalom," along with — of course — "God Bless America." You expected they would leave that out?
If you search google.com on the terms "Oseh Shalom" and "lyrics," you will discover a number of translations similar to this one: "May he who makes peace in high places, make peace for us and for all Israel, and let us say, amen."
Officially, the 9-11 terrorism had nothing to do with Israel. Nothing at all. Factually, however, the dream of Jewish world domination had everything in common with events since the 9-11 catastrophe. By this war, the Jewish supremacy movement hopes the US will annihilate Islam. Islam is the most vigorous religious rival to Judaism.
How does the "peace for Israel" sung about in "Oseh Shalom" relate to 9-11? Think back to the massive slaughter of Palestinians (and other Muslims) Israel has been able to effect since 9-11. There is no sweeter peace to be found than at the graveyard of one's enemy . . .
Rabbi Dov Zakheim took some time off his DoD duties on March 11, 2002, to speak at the Chabad
Lubavitch event. He called America the "greatest country in the world" (you expected
something different?) and then "delivered a dvar Torah (sermon), expounding on the halachic
(Jewish law) requirements of a poor man bringing a meal offering in the Temple."
Now that's an important theme to bring up at a memorial service, isn't it? It gives a clear indication of where the Lubavitchers' attention was focused. Remember, this dude is the DoD Comptroller and Undersecretary for Defense.
Those words are from the Babylonian Talmud (the fundamental holy book of Judaism), Tractate Sabbath. Chapter XVI (115a) begins with a condemnation of all holy scriptures from other religions, in particular the scriptures of Christians ("minim"):
"R[abbi] Tarfon said: May I bury my son if I would not burn them together with their Divine Names if they came to my hand."
It continues through a tirade against Christians personally:
"For even if one pursued me to slay me, or a snake pursued me to bite me, I would enter a heathen Temple [for refuge], but not the houses of these [people], for the latter know [of God] yet deny [Him], whereas the former are ignorant and deny [Him] . . ."
And it culminates (in 116a) with this:
"R[abbi] Ishmael said: … these, who stir up jealousy, enmity, and wrath between Israel and their Father in Heaven, how much more so; and of them David said, Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? And am I not grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with a perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. And just as we may not rescue them from a fire, so may we not rescue them from a collapse [of debris] or from water or from anything that may destroy them."
Who is the "them" referred to in Sabbath 116a? "Them" is Israel's enemies.
Now, perhaps, you can understand why the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his junior officers abandoned their responsibilities on September 11. Now, perhaps, we can understand why the FBI was put in charge of the war zone at the Pentagon on 9-11. The FBI is an arm of Israel. Assigning the FBI to "secure" the Pentagon would ensure that Army/Navy personnel not pleasing to Israel were liquidated while a plausible explanation for their deaths was publicly established. Assigning the FBI to "secure" the Pentagon ensured that incriminating Army/Navy military intelligence documents would fall directly into Israeli hands.
What of the noble goals of our country? You now work for a regime that would wipe those noble goals from the face of the earth, even from the face of history.
Do you really want to risk your lives wiping out your fellow Gentiles so that all Gentiles may become slaves of the Jews?
When will your turn come to be slaughtered for political convenience, just as your comrades in the Pentagon were slaughtered on 9-11?
Is this the military you intend to support? And if not, what are you going to do about it?
Footnote 1. The iron seal of approval from the Smithsonian Institution has worked all the magic required of it. Several months ago, an attorney contacted this writer. His client was implicated by testimony by one of those who committed fraud on the Davidian autopsies.
The fraud in those autopsy reports was as clear as a bell to that attorney. He wanted to know if anyone had legally challenged the reports; such a recorded challenge might help his client. I had to report to him that since their release in 1993, not one single solitary soul in the medical examiner/forensic community had challenged them. To challenge the autopsies, stamped as they were with the Smithsonian/FBI imprimatur, would mean career suicide.
More on Waco Wayne's faked "rescue" attempt of the Davidians on April 19, 1993.
It was inept, to say the least. Tee Vee cameras on site that day picked up:
Indianapolis attorney Linda Thompson put footage of these events into her Waco videos and distributed them all over the country. That caused an uproar. Thompson's videos left the official Waco fall guy — Janet Reno — severely embarrassed. A reliable and well placed source told this writer late in 1995 that Downing's subsequent and consistent lying to Reno and the DoJ concerning the details of the massacre had created a groundswell of resentment against him, and that Downing was going to be forced to "retire." Indeed, this came to pass. Waco Wayne "retired" in 1996. (Look in Usenet archives for this writer's 1996 posting.) Here is the Tampa Tribune's March 1, 1996 article on Waco Wayne's "retirement" and his replacement with Shelton.
If you need any further evidence that the Waco Holocaust served Israel's purposes, visit the ADL website and put the words "Linda Thompson" into the ADL search engine. You will find ADL denunciations of Thompson, almost 10 years after the event, an event that (ostensibly) had nothing to do with Israel or the Jews. (We've cached the pages.)
As mentioned above, Tee Vee cameras picked up members of the 10th Mountain Division, clearly identifiable in their maroon berets and distinctive unit patches, at Waco on April 19. Recently the (New York) Ithaca Journal published an interview with a 10th Mountain Division soldier upon his return from Afghanistan. The soldier, Private Matt Guckenheimer, was quoted thus:
"'We were told there were no friendly forces,' said Guckenheimer, an assistant gunner with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum. 'If there was anybody there, they were the enemy. We were told specifically that if there were women and children to kill them.'" ("Fresh memories of war," The Ithaca Journal, May 25, 2002.
The publication of Guckenheimer's remarks ruffled some feathers. On May 31, Guckenheimer wrote a letter to The Ithaca Journal to "clarify" his remarks. The letter was published on June 4.
The heart of Guckenheimer's clarification was this:
"… if those women and children showed hostile intent, we were ordered to kill them as hostile forces, just like any other hostile force we encountered …"
It would, of course, be the individual soldier, going house to house in besieged Afghan villages, who determined "hostile intent." Running away, giving the soldier a dirty look, or giving the soldier the finger, could be interpreted as "hostile intent," of course. In other words, each soldier was given carte blanche to kill women and children at his own discretion.
Pvt. Gluckenheimer added:
"However, this does not mean that we were ordered to slaughter noncombatants such as babies."
ROAST BABIES ON SPITS! ROAST THEM ON YOUR BAYONETS!
MAKE US PROUD TO BE AMERICANS!
All original works copyright 1996-2004 Carol A. Valentine
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