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1 Why Did It Happen? Things We Need to Know About September 11, 2001

2 Why weren't they already patrolling the skies of Washington D.C., given the fact that our nation was under attack? October 25, 1999. The jet carrying golfer Payne Stewart flies off course; air traffic controllers alert the military, who send F-16s to intercept the flight. Response time: 21 minutes July 16, 2002. A group of entertainers from India on a flight to New York become excited at seeing the New York City skyline. Flight attendants alert authorities, and F-16s intercept the flight and escort it to the runway. Response time: 17 minutes September 11, 2001 - Only after both of the World Trade Center towers had been hit and a third hijacked plane was known to be heading towards Washington, D.C., did the US military dispatch fighter jets to patrol the skies of our Capitol, called in from Langley Air Force base, 130 miles away. The D.C., Air Guard is located at Andrews Air Force Base, less than ten miles from the Pentagon. Elapsed time of hijackings: 1 hour 42 minutes Why werent the fighters scrambled from Andrews Air Force Base?

3 Why did FBI Agents feel hindered in their investigations of Islamic Terrorism? Why were FBI Headquarters and the Justice Department hindering these terrorism investigations from around the country? Chicago FBI counter terrorism agent Robert Wright suffered retaliation when he complained that FBI Headquarters and the Justice Department were hindering his investigation of Islamic terrorism Chicago Sun- Times, May 31, 2002 FBI General Counsel Colleen Rowley from the Minneapolis field office testified before Congress that her offices efforts to investigate Zaccharias Moussaoui were hindered and obstructed by higherups in the FBI. One of the superiors who refused her request for a warrant, Marion (Spike) Bowman, was given a Presidential Award and a large cash bonus. Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 12-18-02 Former FBI Deputy Director John ONeill resigned from Washington headquarters in August 2001, complaining that Big Oil interests were interfering with his investigation of Saudi Terrorism. Two weeks later, on September 11, he was killed while working at his new job as head of security at the World Trade Center.John ONeill

4 September 11 Families Call for Independent Probe. Why would anyone not want a thorough investigation of the biggest intelligence and national defense failure in American history? Washington Post, June 12, 2002 About 300 relatives of Sept. 11 victims joined several members of Congress yesterday in calling for the creation of an independent commission to investigate government actions before, during and after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. At a rally held steps from the U.S. Capitol, relatives of those killed during the attacks said the creation of such a commission is the only way to prevent future terrorist strikes and to ensure that their loved ones did not die in vain. Bush asks Daschle to limit 9-11 investigations CNN, January 9, 2002 President Bush personally asked Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle Tuesday to limit the congressional investigation into the events of September 11, congressional and White House sources told CNN. The request was made at a private meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday morning. Sources said Bush initiated the conversation.

5 James A Baker, Secretary of Treasury during Iran-Contra and the Chief of Staff during the first Gulf War, James A. Baker worked as Senior Counsel to The Carlyle Group on September 11, 2001Iran-ContraJames A. BakerThe Carlyle Group James A. Baker watched the 9-11 attacks with members of the Bin Laden family at the Washington, D.C. Ritz-Carlton Red Herring Magazine, January 8, 2002 He also worked through his law firm, Baker & Botts, personally assisting energy companies in their quest to get contracts for Caspian Sea oil, which would require a pipeline through Afghanistan. MEET THE CARLYLE GROUP The Carlyle Group has billions of dollars of state and teacher pension funds invested in the defense and telecommunications industries. At the time of the 9-11 Attacks they had extensive ties to Global Crossing, Enron, Arthur Andersen, and the Bin Laden family, but as a private firm they are not subject to SEC inspection or regulations. Frank Carlucci, then Carlyle Group Chairman Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense during the Iran-Contra affair, Carlucci was also a trustee for RAND, a think tank that is paid to give advice to the federal government. At the time of the September 11 attacks he was the co-chair for RANDs Middle East Public Policy Advisory Board. Carlucci also watched the September 11 attacks with the Bin Ladens. George Bush, Sr., then Carlyle Senior Advisor The former CIA Director was a regular visitor to Saudi Arabia on behalf of The Carlyle Group, and met with the Bin Ladens twice before September 11. Judicial Watch September 28, 2001 He was also known to advise his son, then President George W Bush, on matters of foreign policy. New York Times, June 10, 2001 Why were people who profit from war allowed to have influence in government foreign policy?

6 MORE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS Whatever happened with the investigation into pre-9/11 insider trading, the unusual volume of put options that were sold the week before 9/11 on companies that stood to lose money after the attacks? Fox News Sept. 20, 2001 Why was the Pakistani Air Force allowed to airlift hundreds of Taliban fighters out of Kunduz shortly before it fell? MSNBC, November 29, 2001 Why was a Net Jet owned by Omaha billionaire Warren Buffet tracking Flight 93 when it crashed? Is this why Bush went to Omaha that day? AP August 9, 2002 Why was the Bin Laden family allowed to charter a jet and return to Saudi Arabia before being questioned by the FBI? Why did the White House staff start taking Cipro on September 11, more than a month before the anthrax attacks? BOOKS TO HELP FIND THE ANSWERS The New Pearl Harbor Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 The 911 Commission Report Omissions And Distortions 9/11 Synthetic Terror9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA CLICK HERE FOR 911 VIDEOS, BOOKS, AND RESOURCES

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