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911 Coverup Facts: 10-Page Summary
Was 911 Allowed to Happen?
Summary of 911 Coverup Facts Compiled by Paul Thompson

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911 was one of the most pivotal events in world history.  Its impact 
will be felt for years to come. You owe it to yourself to go beyond the 
sound bites and the simplified official story. This is an extremely 
complicated story with numerous players and motives. Not all the 911 facts 
make sense or fit neatly together. It's a story full of espionage, 
deceit, and lies. But if there are forces out there tricking us, they can 
only succeed if we, the general public, remain ignorant and passive.

I am limiting my sources on this 911 coverup summary to those one might 
call "mainstream." Why? It's not that I believe one can only trust the 
mainstream media. In fact, I feel the opposite is true - much of the 
best reporting today is coming from alternative media. But many people 
are initially very skeptical. A lot of 911 coverup facts I found looking 
around the web seemed very hard to believe when I first saw them. My 
goal is to use mainstream sources to open eyes to new possibilities. 
After seeing the importance of what’s being hidden from us, you will very 
likely want to join in working together to build a brighter future.


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America’s top military leaders drafted plans to kill innocent people 
and commit acts of terrorism in US cities to trick the public into 
supporting a war against Cuba in the early 1960s. Approved in writing by the 
Pentagon Joint Chiefs, Operation Northwoods even proposed blowing up a 
US ship and hijacking planes as a false pretext for war. [ABC, 5/1/01] 
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1980s: Osama bin Laden runs a front organization for the 
mujaheddin—Islamic freedom fighters rebelling against the Soviet occupation of 
Afghanistan. The CIA secretly backs the mujaheddin. Pakistan's President 
Benazir Bhutto, understanding the ferocity of Islamic extremism, tells then 
President George Bush, "You are creating a Frankenstein." [MSNBC, 
8/24/98, Newsweek, 10/1/01]

1993: An expert panel commissioned by the Pentagon raises the 
possibility that an airplane could be used to bomb national landmarks. 
[Washington Post, 10/2/01]

1994: Two attacks take place which involve hijacking planes to crash 
them into buildings, including one by an Islamic militant group. In a 
third attack, a lone pilot crashes a plane at the White House. Yet after 
Sep . 11, over and over aviation and security officials say they are 
shocked that terrorists could have hijacked airliners and crashed them 
into landmark buildings. [New York Times, 10/3/01] 

Oct 1995: The oil company Unocal signs a contract for a “the perfect 
pipeline” through Afghanistan. Unocal edges out a more experienced 
Argentinean company for the contract. Henry Kissinger, a Unocal consultant, 
calls it "the triumph of hope over experience." But not long afterward, 
the Taliban alienates the US and the contract falls through. 
[Washington Post, 10/5/98]

1996: Analysts start working through the night in a chamber, deep in 
the bowels of CIA headquarters, known as the Bin Laden Room. 
Approximately 10-15 individuals are assigned to the unit, which is part of the 
CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center. By September 10, 2001, there are 
approximately 35-40 personnel assigned. Recognizing the danger posed by Bin 
Laden, the FBI also created a unit in 1999 at FBI headquarters to focus on 
him. [Newsweek, 10/1/01, Senate Intelligence (Witness Hill), 9/18/02]

1996: The Saudi Arabian government is financially supporting Osama bin 
Laden's Al Qaeda and other extremist groups. After 911, the Bush 
Administration chooses not to confront the Saudi leadership over its support 
of terror organizations and its refusal to help in the investigation.  
[New Yorker, 10/22/01]

1996-1999: The CIA officer in charge of operations against Al Qaeda 
from Washington writes, “I speak with firsthand experience (and for 
several score of CIA officers) when I state categorically that during this 
time senior White House officials repeatedly refused to act on sound 
intelligence that provided multiple chances to eliminate Osama bin Laden.” 
[Los Angeles Times, 12/5/04]

1996-2001: Federal authorities have known for years that suspected 
terrorists with ties to bin Laden were receiving flight training at schools 
in the US and abroad. One convicted terrorist confessed that his 
planned role in a terror attack was to crash a plane into CIA headquarters. 
[Washington Post, 9/23/01]

1996-Sep 11, 2001: Taliban envoys repeatedly discuss turning bin Laden 
over, but the US wants to be handed bin Laden directly, and the Taliban 
want to turn him over to some third country. About 20 more meetings on 
giving up bin Laden take place up till 911, all fruitless. [Washington 
Post, 10/29/01] 

1997: Former National Security Advisor Brzezinski publishes a book 
portraying Eurasia as the key to world power, and Central Asia with its 
vast oil reserves as the key to domination of Eurasia. He states that for 
the US to maintain its global primacy, it must prevent any adversary 
from controlling that region. He notes that because of popular resistance 
to US military expansionism, his ambitious strategy can’t be 
implemented "except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived 
direct external threat." [The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its 
Geostrategic Imperatives]

1998: An Oklahoma City FBI agent sends a memo warning that "large 
numbers of Middle Eastern males" are getting flight training and could be 
planning terrorist attacks. [CBS, 5/30/02] A separate CIA intelligence 
report asserts that Arab terrorists are planning to fly a bomb-laden 
aircraft into the WTC. [New York Times, 9/19/02, Senate Intelligence 
Committee (Witness Hill), 9/18/02]

Aug 1998: Within minutes of each other, truck bombs blow up the US 
embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing more than 220. For some of the 
time that bin Laden’s men were plotting to blow up the two embassies, US 
intelligence was tapping their phones. [Newsweek, 10/1/01]

Dec 1998: A Time magazine cover story entitled "The Hunt for Osama," 
reports that bin Laden may be planning his boldest move yet - a strike on 
Washington or possibly New York City. [Time, 12/21/98]

Late 1998-Early 2000: On at least three occasions, spies in Afghanistan 
report bin Laden's location. Each time, the president approves an 
attack. Each time, the CIA Director says the information is not reliable 
enough and the attack cannot go forward. [New York Times, 12/30/01]

Sep 1999: A US intelligence report states bin Laden and Al-Qaeda 
terrorists could crash an aircraft into the Pentagon. The Bush administration 
claims not to have heard of this report until May 2002, though it was 
widely shared within the government. [CNN, 5/18/02, AP, 5/18/02, 
Guardian, 5/19/02]

Nov 1999: The head of Australia's security services admits the Echelon 
global surveillance system exists. The US still denies it exists. BBC 
describes Echelon's power as "astounding." Every international telephone 
call, fax, e-mail, or radio transmission can be listened to by powerful 
computers capable of voice recognition. They home in on key words, or 
patterns of messages. [BBC, 11/3/99]

Jan 2000:  George Bush Sr. meets with the bin Laden family on behalf of 
the Carlyle Group. He also met with them in 1998. Bush’s chief of staff 
could not remember that this meeting took place until shown a thank you 
note confirming the meeting. [Wall Street Journal, 9/27/01, Guardian, 
10/31/01] 

Sep 2000: The think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC) 
writes a blueprint for the creation of a global “Pax Americana.” Written 
for the Bush team before the 2000 election, the report Rebuilding 
America’s Defenses is a plan for maintaining global US preeminence and 
shaping the international security order in line with American principles 
and interests. The plan shows Bush intends to take control of the Persian 
Gulf whether or not Saddam Hussein is in power. [Sunday Herald, 9/7/02 
, read report]

2000 – 2001: The military conducts exercises simulating what the White 
House says was unimaginable at the time: hijacked airliners used as 
weapons to crash into targets and cause mass casualties. One imagined 
target is the WTC. [USA Today, 4/19/04] Another is the Pentagon. [Military 
District of Washington (Army website), 11/3/00]

Jan 2001: A flight school alerts the FAA. Hijacker Hani Hanjour lacks 
English and flying skills needed for his commercial pilot's license. An 
FAA official then sits next to him in class. The official offers a 
translator to help him pass, but the flight school points out this is 
against the rules. [AP, 5/10/02] 

Jan 2001: After the elections, US intelligence agencies are told to 
“back off” investigating the bin Ladens and Saudi royals. There have 
always been constraints on investigating Saudis. [BBC, 11/6/01] 

Spring 2001: Military and government documents are released that seek 
to legitimize the use of US military force in the pursuit of oil. One 
article advocates presidential subterfuge in the promotion of conflict 
and "explicitly urge[s] painting over the US's actual reasons for warfare 
as a necessity for mobilizing public support for a conflict." [Sydney 
Morning Herald, 12/26/02]

May 2001: US security chiefs reject Sudan's offer to turn over 
voluminous files about bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Sudan has made this offer 
repeatedly since 1995. [Guardian, 9/30/01]

May 2001: Secretary of State Powell gives $43 million in aid to the 
Taliban government. [Los Angeles Times, 5/22/01] This follows $113 million 
given by the US in 2000. [State Dept. Fact Sheet, 12/11/01] 

May 2001: The US introduces the "Visa Express" program allowing any 
Saudi Arabian to obtain visas through their travel agent instead of 
appearing at a consulate in person. [US News and World Report, 12/12/01] Five 
hijackers use Visa Express over the next month to enter the US. 
[Congressional Intelligence Committee, 9/20/02, (Witness Hill)] 

May-Aug 2001: A number of the 911 hijackers make at least six trips to 
Las Vegas. These "fundamentalist" Muslims drink alcohol, frequent strip 
clubs, and smoke hashish. Some even have strippers perform lap dances 
for them. [San Francisco Chronicle, 10/4/01, Newsweek, 10/15/01]

June 2001: German intelligence warns the CIA, Britain's MI6, and 
Israel's Mossad that Middle Eastern terrorists are training for hijackings 
and targeting US and Israeli symbols. [Fox News, 5/17/02]

June 13, 2001: Egyptian President Mubarak through his intelligence 
services warns the US that bin Laden's Islamic terrorist network is 
threatening to kill Bush and other G8 leaders at their July economic summit 
meeting in Italy. The terrorists plan to use a plane stuffed with 
explosives. [NY Times, 9/26/01]

July 4-14, 2001: Bin Laden reportedly receives kidney treatment from 
Canadian-trained Dr. Callaway at the American Hospital in Dubai. Dr. 
Callaway is unavailable for comment. During his stay, bin Laden allegedly 
is visited by one or two CIA officers. [Guardian, 11/1/01, London Times 
11/1/01, UPI, 11/1/01]

July 10, 2001: A Phoenix FBI agent sends a memorandum warning about 
Middle Eastern men taking flight lessons. He suspects bin Laden's 
followers and recommends a national program to check visas of suspicious 
flight-school students. The memo is sent to two FBI counter-terrorism 
offices, but no action is taken. [New York Times, 5/21/02] Vice President 
Cheney says in May 2002 that he opposes releasing this memo to 
congressional leaders or to the media and public. [CNN, 5/20/02]

July 24, 2001: Larry Silverstein's $3.2 billion 99-year lease of the 
WTC is finalized. Silverstein hopes to win $7 billion in insurance from 
the 911 destruction of the WTC towers. [New York Times, 02/16/03, 
Newsday, 09/25/02]

July 26, 2001: Attorney General Ashcroft stops flying commercial 
airlines due to a threat assessment. [CBS, 7/26/01] He later walks out of his 
office rather than answer questions about this. [AP, 5/16/02] 

Late July 2001: The US and UN ignore warnings from the Taliban foreign 
minister that bin Laden is planning an imminent huge attack on US soil. 
The FBI and CIA also fail to take seriously warnings that Islamic 
fundamentalists have enrolled in flight schools across the US. [Independent, 
9/7/02]

Summer 2001: Intelligence officials know that al Qaeda both hopes to 
use planes as weapons and seeks to strike a violent blow within the US, 
despite government claims following 911 that the World Trade Center and 
Pentagon attacks came “like bolts from the blue.” [Wall Street Journal, 
09/19/02]

Summer 2001: Russian President Putin later says publicly that he 
ordered his intelligence agencies to alert the US of suicide pilots training 
for attacks on US targets. [Fox, 5/17/02] 

Late summer 2001: Jordanian intelligence agents go to Washington to 
warn that a major attack is planned inside the US and that aircraft will 
be used. Christian Science Monitor calls the story "confidently 
authenticated" even though Jordan later backs away from it. [CS Monitor, 
5/23/02]

Aug 5-11, 2001: Israel warns US of an imminent Al Qaeda attack. [Fox 
News, 5/17/02]

Aug 6, 2001: President Bush is warned by US intelligence that bin Laden 
might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. The White House waits 
eight months after 911 to reveal this fact. [New York Times, 5/16/02] 
Titled “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US,” the intelligence briefing 
specifically mentions the World Trade Center. Yet Bush later states the 
briefing “said nothing about an attack on America.” [Washington Post, 
4/11/04, White House, 4/11/04, Intelligence Briefing, 8/6/01] 

Aug 22, 2001: Top counter-terrorism expert John O'Neill quits the FBI 
due to repeated obstruction of his al-Qaeda investigations and a power 
play against him. He was the government's "most committed tracker of bin 
Laden and al-Qaeda." The next day he starts a new job as head of 
security at the WTC. He is killed weeks later in the World Trade Center 
during the 911 attack. [New Yorker, 1/14/02]

Aug 24, 2001: Frustrated with lack of response from FBI headquarters 
about detained suspect Moussaoui, the Minnesota FBI begins working with 
the CIA. The CIA sends alerts calling him a "suspect 747 airline suicide 
hijacker." Three days later an FBI Minnesota supervisor says he is 
trying keep Moussaoui from “taking control of a plane and fly it into the 
WTC." [Senate Intelligence Committee (Hill #2), 10/17/02] FBI 
headquarters chastises Minnesota FBI for notifying the CIA. [Time, 5/21/02] FBI 
Director Mueller will later say "there was nothing the agency could have 
done to anticipate and prevent the [911] attacks." [Senate Intelligence 
Committee (Witness Breitweiser), 9/18/02]

Sep 10, 2001: A particularly urgent warning may have been received the 
night before the attacks, causing some top Pentagon brass to cancel a 
trip. “Why that same information was not available to the 266 people who 
died aboard the four hijacked commercial aircraft may become a hot 
topic on the Hill." [Newsweek, 9/13/01] "A group of top Pentagon officials 
suddenly canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because 
of security concerns." [Newsweek, 9/24/01, fifth paragraph from end]

Sep 10, 2001: Former president Bush is with a brother of Osama bin 
Laden at a Carlyle business conference. The conference is interrupted the 
next day by the attacks. [Washington Post, 3/16/03]

Sep 10, 2001: Defense Secretary Rumsfeld announces that by some 
estimates the Department of Defense "cannot track $2.3 trillion in 
transactions." CBS later calculates that 25% of the yearly defense budget is 
unaccounted for. A defense analyst says, “The books are cooked routinely 
year after year." [DOD, 9/10/01, CBS, 1/29/02] This announcement was 
buried by the next day’s news of 911.

Sep 11, 2001: Warren Buffett, the second richest man on Earth [BBC, 
6/22/01], schedules a charity event inside Offutt Air Force Base in 
Nebraska. A small group of business leaders attend, including at least one 
who would otherwise have died in the WTC. [SF Business Times, 2/1/02] 
Bush flies to this same base that day, where there is an underground 
command center. [CNN, 9/12/01, CBS, 911/02]

Sep 11, 2001: Recovery experts extract data from 32 WTC computer drives 
revealing a surge in financial transactions just before the attacks. 
Illegal transfers of over $100 million may have been made through some 
WTC computer systems immediately before and during the disaster. 
[Reuters, 12/18/01, CNN, 12/20/01]

Sep 11, 2001: In what the government describes as a bizarre 
coincidence, a US intelligence agency (the National Reconnaissance Office or NRO) 
was all set for an exercise at 9 AM on September 11th in which an 
aircraft would crash into one of its buildings near Washington, DC. [AP, 
8/22/02]

Sep 11, 2001: The entire US is defended by only seven air bases. 
[Newsday, 9/23/01]

September 11, 2001—Timeline for the Day of the Attacks

Department of Defense (6/1/01) and FAA (7/12/01) procedure: In the 
event of a hijacking, the FAA hijack coordinator on duty at Washington 
headquarters requests the military to provide escort aircraft. Normally, 
NORAD escort aircraft take the required action. The FAA notifies the 
National Military Command Center by the most expeditious means. [DOD/, 
6/1/01, FAA, 7/12/01, FAA 7/12/01]

If NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) hears of any 
difficulties in the skies, they begin the work to scramble jet fighters [take 
off and intercept aircraft that are off course]. Between Sep 2000 and 
June 2001 fighters were scrambled 67 times. [AP, 8/12/02] When the Lear 
jet of golfer Payne Stewart didn’t respond in 1999, F-16 interceptors 
were quickly dispatched. According to an Air Force timeline, a series of 
military planes provided an emergency escort to Payne’s stricken Lear 
about 20 minutes after ground controllers lost contact with his 
plane.[Dallas Morning News, 10/26/99]

8:20 AM (approx.): Air traffic controllers suspect Flight 11 has been 
hijacked. [NY Times, 9/15/01]

8:40 AM: NORAD is notified of hijacking. [NY Times, 10/16/01, 8:38 AM 
Washington Post, 9/15/01]

8:46 AM: Flight 11 crashes into the WTC (World Trade Center) north 
tower. [approximately 26 minutes after controllers lost contact][New York 
Times, 9/12/01]

8:46 AM: Bush later states, "I was sitting outside the classroom and I 
saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was on.” [CNN, 12/4/01] “When we 
walked into the classroom, I had seen this plane fly into the first 
building.” [White House, 1/5/02] There was no live coverage of the first 
crash on TV.

8:52 AM: Two F-15s take off from Otis Air Force Base. [Washington Post, 
9/15/01] They go after Flight 175. Major General Paul Weaver, director 
of the Air National Guard, states "the pilots flew like a scalded ape, 
topping 500 mph but were unable to catch up to the airliner. We had a 
nine-minute window, and in excess of 100 miles to intercept 175,'' he 
said. ''There was just literally no way.'' [Dallas Morning News, 9/15/01] 
F-15's fly at up to 2.5 times the speed of sound [1875 mph or 30+ miles 
a minute or 270+ miles in nine minutes] and are designed for 
low-altitude, high-speed, precision attacks. [BBC]

8:56 AM: By this time, it is evident that Flight 77 is lost. The FAA, 
already in contact with the Pentagon about the two hijackings out of 
Boston, reportedly doesn’t notify NORAD of this until 9:24, 28 minutes 
later. [see 9:10 AM for comparison, New York Times, 10/16/01]

9:03 AM: Flight 175 crashes into the south WTC tower. [23 minutes after 
NORAD notified, 43 minutes after air traffic control lost contact with 
pilots][New York Times, 9/12/01, CNN, 9/12/01] 

9:10 AM: Major General Paul Weaver states Flight 77 came back on the 
(radar) scope at 9:10 in West Virginia. [Dallas Morning News, 9/15/01] 
Another report states the military was notified of Flight 77 several 
minutes after 9:03. [Washington Post, 9/15/01] 

9:24 AM [? – see above]: The FAA, who 28 minutes earlier had discovered 
Flight 77 off course and heading east over West Virginia, reportedly 
notifies NORAD. A Pentagon spokesman says, "The Pentagon was simply not 
aware that this aircraft was coming our way." [Newsday, 9/23/01, New 
York Times, 10/16/01] Yet since the first crash, military officials in a 
Pentagon command center were urgently talking to law enforcement and air 
traffic control officials about what to do. [New York Times, 9/15/01]

9:28 AM: Air traffic control learns that Flight 93 has been hijacked. 
[MSNBC, 7/30/02]

9:38 AM: Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon. [42 minutes or more after 
contact was lost, one hour after NORAD notification of first 
hijacking][New York Times, 10/16/01, 9:43 CNN, 9/12/01]

 9:59 AM: The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses. [New 
York Times, 9/12/01]

10:10 AM: Flight 93 crashes in Pennsylvania. [42 minutes after contact 
was lost][CNN, 9/12/02]

10:28 AM: The World Trade Center north tower collapses. [CNN, 9/12/01, 
NY Times, 9/12/01]

5:20 PM: Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapses. [CNN, 9/12/01]

Sep 11, 2001: Did the Air Force send up planes after the hijacked 
aircraft? The Air Force won't say. It says they keep about 20 F-15 and F-16 
fighters on duty with Air National Guards along the nation's coastline, 
ready to inspect unknown aircraft entering U.S. airspace. "We can 
scramble and be airborne in a matter of minutes," said an Air Force 
spokesperson. Some airline pilots are wondering whether the FAA did enough to 
try to prevent the crashes. [Wall Street Journal, 09/14/01]

Sep 11, 2001: Six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the 
hijacked airliners make a tape recording describing the events, but the 
tape is later destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a 
transcript or even listening to it. [Washington Post, 5/6/04, New York Times, 
5/6/04]

Sep 11, 2001: Hours after the attacks, a "shadow government" is formed. 
Key congressional leaders say they didn’t know President Bush had 
established this government-in-waiting. Some Congressmen state the 
administration should have conferred about its plans. [CBS, 3/2/02, Washington 
Post, 3/2/02]

Sep 11, 2001: A National Public Radio correspondent states: "I spoke 
with Congressman Ike Skelton who said that just recently the director of 
the CIA warned that there could be an attack – an imminent attack – on 
the United States of this nature. So this is not entirely unexpected." 
[NPR, 911/01] 

Sep 12, 2001: Senator Orrin Hatch says the US was monitoring bin Laden 
supporters and overheard them discussing the attack. [AP, 9/12/01] Why 
has the media not explored the fact that the US could monitor private 
communications of al-Qaeda on 911?

Sep 13-19, 2001: Members of bin Laden's family are driven or flown 
under FBI supervision to a secret assembly point in Texas and then to 
Washington, where they leave the country on a private plane when airports 
reopen three days after the attacks. [New York Times, 9/30/01][Boston 
Globe, 9/20/01]

Sep 14, 2001: The two black boxes for Flight 77 are found. [PBS, 
9/14/01] FBI Director Robert Mueller later says Flight 77's data recorder 
provides altitude, speed, headings and other information, but the voice 
recorder contains “nothing useful.” [CBS, 2/23/02]

Sep 15-16, 2001: Several 911 hijackers, including leader Mohamed Atta, 
may have trained at secure US military installations. [Newsweek, 
9/15/01, New York Times, 9/15/01, Washington Post, 9/16/01] 

Sep 19, 2001: The FBI claims that there may have been six hijacking 
teams on the morning of 911. [New York Times, 9/19/01, CBS, 9/14/01] 
Authorities have identified teams that total as many as 50 infiltrators who 
supported or carried out the strikes. About 40 of the men have been 
accounted for. [Los Angeles Times, 9/13/01] Yet only one person, 
Moussaoui, is later charged.

Oct 2, 2001: The Patriot Act is introduced in Congress. The next day, 
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D) accuses the Bush 
administration of reneging on an agreement on this anti-terrorist bill. 
[Washington Post, 10/4/01] Anthrax letters are sent to Leahy and Senate 
Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D) on October 9. [CNN, 11/18/01]

Oct 10-11, 2001: After consulting with the FBI and CDC, Iowa State 
University in Ames destroys anthrax spores collected over seven decades. On 
Oct 25, the White House homeland security director confirms publicly 
that the tainted letters contained the Ames strain. [New York Times, 
11/9/01] 

Nov 12, 2001—Mar 25, 2002: 13 renowned microbiologists mysteriously die 
over the span of less than five months. All but one or two are killed 
or murdered under unusual circumstances. Some are world leaders in 
developing weapons-grade biological plagues. Others are the best in figuring 
out how to stop millions from dying because of biological weapons. 
Still others are experts in the theory of bioterrorism. [Globe and Mail, 
5/4/02, New York Times 08/11/02] Nov 12: Benito Que, 52, an expert in 
infectious diseases—killed in carjacking, later deemed possible stroke. 
[Globe and Mail, 5/4/02] Nov. 16: Don Wiley, 57, one of the world's 
leading researchers of deadly viruses—body found in Mississippi River. [CNN, 
12/22/01] Nov 21: Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, 64, an expert in adapting 
germs and viruses for military use—stroke. [New York Times, 11/23/01] Dec 
10: Dr. Robert Schwartz, 57, a leading researcher on DNA sequencing 
analysis—slain at home. [Washington Post, 12/12/01] Dec 14: Nguyen Van 
Set,
 44, his research organization had just come to fame for discovering a 
virus which can be modified to affect smallpox—dies in an airlock in 
his lab. [Sydney Morning Herald, 12/12/01] Jan 2002: Ivan Glebov (bandit 
attack) and Alexi Brushlinski (killed in Moscow), both world-renowned 
members of the Russian Academy of Science. [Pravda, 2/9/02] Feb 9: 
Victor Korshunov, 56, head of the microbiology sub-faculty at the Russian 
State Medical University—killed by cranial injury. [Pravda, 2/9/02] Feb 
11: Ian Langford, 40, one of Europe's leading experts on environmental 
risk—murdered in home. [London Times, 2/13/02] Feb 28 (2): Tanya 
Holzmayer, 46, helped create drugs that interfere with replication of the 
virus that causes AIDS, and Guyang Huang, 38, a brilliant scholar highly 
regarded in genetics—murder/suicide. [San Jose Mercury News, 2/28/02] Mar 
24: David Wynn-Williams, 55, an astrobiologist with NASA Ames Research 
Center—killed while jogging. [London Times, 3/27/02] Mar 25: Steven
 Mostow, 63, an expert on the threat of bioterrorism—private plane 
crash. [KUSA TV/NBC, 3/26/02]

Dec 2001: The US engineers the rise to power of a former Unocal Oil 
employee, Hamid Karzai, as the interim president of Afghanistan. Looking 
at the map of the big US bases in Afghanistan, one is struck that they 
are completely identical to the route of the projected oil pipeline. 
[Chicago Tribune, 3/18/02]

Dec 25, 2001: Leading structural engineers and fire-safety experts 
believe the investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center is 
"inadequate.” They note that the current team of 20 or so investigators 
has inadequate financial and staff support, has been prevented from 
interviewing witnesses and from examining the disaster site. They couldn’t 
even get detailed blueprints of the World Trade Center. The decision to 
rapidly recycle the steel beams from the WTC means definitive answers 
may never be known. [New York Times, 12/25/01] 

Jan 1, 2002: Zalamy Khalilzad is appointed by Bush as special envoy to 
Afghanistan. [BBC, 1/1/02, Chicago Tribune, 3/18/02] Khalilzad once 
lobbied for the Taliban and worked for an American oil company that sought 
concessions for pipelines in Afghanistan. [Independent, 1/10/02] 

Jan 4, 2002: An editorial in the respected trade magazine Fire 
Engineering states that there is good reason to believe that the "official 
investigation," blessed by FEMA, into the WTC collapse is a half-baked 
farce that may already have been commandeered by political forces whose 
primary interests are clearly not full disclosure. Respected members of 
the fire protection engineering community are beginning to raise red 
flags, and a resonating theory has emerged: The structural damage from the 
planes and the jet fuel in themselves were not enough to bring down the 
towers. [Fire Engineering, 1/02]

Jan 24, 2002: Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle claims that on this 
day Cheney calls him and urges that no 911 inquiry be made. He is 
repeatedly pressured thereafter. [Newsweek, 2/4/02] 

Feb 6, 2002: CIA Director Tenet tells a Senate hearing that there was 
no 911 intelligence failure. When asked about the CIA on 911, he states 
that the 911 plot was "in the heads of three or four people." He 
rejects any suggestion that the CIA failed to do its job. [USA Today, 2/7/02]

Feb 21, 2002: A ban on poppy growing by the Taliban in July 2000 along 
with severe droughts reduced Afghanistan's opium yield by 91% in 2001. 
Yet the UN expects its 2002 opium crop to be equivalent to the bumper 
one of three years ago. Afghanistan is the source of 75% of the world's 
heroin. [Guardian, 2/21/02] Why is the US unable to control opium 
production which had almost stopped?

Mar 2, 2002: The 911 collapse of WTC building 7 was the first time a 
modern, steel-reinforced high-rise in the US has ever collapsed in a 
fire. [New York Times, 3/2/02] Building 7 was where the SEC was storing 
files related to numerous Wall Street investigations. The files for 
approximately 3,000 to 4,000 cases were destroyed. [National Law Journal, 
9/17/01] Lost files include documents that could show the relationship 
between Citigroup and the WorldCom bankruptcy. [The Street, 8/9/02]

Mar 13, 2002: Bush says of bin Laden: "I truly am not that concerned 
about him." [White House, 3/13/02] Military chief Myers states: "the goal 
has never been to get bin Laden." [CNN/DOD, 4/6/02]

Apr 19, 2002: FBI Director Mueller: "We have not uncovered a single 
piece of paper that mentioned any aspect of the 911 plot. The hijackers 
had no computers, no laptops, no storage media of any kind." [FBI, 
4/19/02, Los Angeles Times, 4/30/02] Yet investigators have amassed a 
''substantial'' amount of e-mail traffic among the hijackers. [USA Today, 
10/1/01] The laptop computer of Moussaoui, the alleged 20th hijacker, was 
confiscated weeks before 911, yet FBI headquarters systematically 
dismissed and undermined requests by Minneapolis FBI agents to search the 
computer. [Time, 5/21/02, CNN, 5/27/02]

May 15, 2002: For the first time, the White House admits that Bush was 
warned about bin Laden hijacking aircraft and wanting to attack the US 
in Aug 2001. It is unclear why they waited eight months to reveal this. 
The Press Secretary states that while Bush had been warned of possible 
hijackings, "the president did not receive information about the use of 
airplanes as missiles by suicide bombers." Yet the August memo left 
little doubt that the hijacked airliners were intended for use as missiles 
and that US targets were intended. [New York Times, 5/16/02, Washington 
Post, 5/16/02, Guardian, 5/19/02]

May 16, 2002: Congressional committee members investigating 911 say 
there is far more damaging information that has not yet been disclosed. 
“We've just scratched the surface,” said Senator Richard Shelby, ranking 
Republican member of the Senate intelligence committee. [Washington 
Post, 5/17/02]

May 17, 2002: Dan Rather says that he and other journalists haven't 
been properly investigating since 911. He graphically describes the 
pressures to conform after the attacks. [Guardian, 5/17/02]

May 21, 2002: A memo is released in which Minnesota FBI agent Coleen 
Rowley writes to FBI Director Mueller, “I have deep concerns that a 
delicate and subtle shading/skewing of facts by you and others at the 
highest levels of FBI management has occurred and is occurring.” [Time, 
5/21/02] CNN calls the memo a "colossal indictment of our chief 
law-enforcement agency." [CNN, 5/27/02] Time magazine later names Rowley one of 
three "Persons of the Year" for 2002. [Time, 12/22/02]

May 23, 2002: President Bush says he is opposed to establishing a 
special, independent commission to probe how the government dealt with 
terror warnings before 911. [CBS, 5/23/02] 

May 30, 2002: FBI Agent Robert Wright formally accuses the FBI of 
deliberately curtailing investigations that might have prevented 911. He is 
under threat of retribution if he talks to members of Congress about 
what he knows. [Fox News, 5/30/02] He also accuses the agency of shutting 
down his 1998 criminal probe into alleged terrorist-training camps in 
Chicago and Kansas City. Wright has written a book, but the agency won't 
let him publish it or even give it to anyone. [LA Weekly, 8/2/02]

July 23, 2002: The New York City government decides that many of the 
audio and written records of the Fire Department's actions on 911 should 
never be released. The New York Times had filed a lawsuit seeking 
numerous records concerning the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, 
including firsthand accounts by scores of firefighters and chiefs. [New 
York Times, 7/23/02]

Aug 11, 2002: The Observer has learned of three heroin refineries in 
Afghanistan. There are believed to be several more, some of them 
operating in broad daylight. [Observer, 8/11/02]

Aug 30, 2002: German authorities charge a Moroccan man with complicity 
in the 911 attacks. He is only the second person ever to be charged 
formally in connection with 911. [Telegraph, 8/30/02]

Sep 11, 2002: On the first anniversary of 911, New York Times writes, 
"One year later, the public knows less about the circumstances of 2,801 
deaths at the foot of Manhattan in broad daylight than people in 1912 
knew within weeks about the Titanic." The former police commissioner of 
Philadelphia says: "You can hardly point to a cataclysmic event in our 
history when a blue-ribbon panel did not set out to establish the facts 
and suggest reforms. That has not happened here." [New York Times, 
911/02]

Oct 5, 2002: Congressional investigators say the FBI's efforts to block 
their inquiry makes them skeptical of FBI assertions. They also say the 
Justice Department has joined the FBI in fighting congressional 
requests for information, while the CIA has been antagonistic. [New York 
Times, 10/5/02]

Oct 16, 2002: The CIA, FBI, and NSA all testify that no individual at 
their agencies has been punished or fired for any of the missteps 
surrounding the Sep . 11 attacks. [Washington Post, 10/18/02]

Oct 21, 2002: No more than six of the 19 hijackers were interviewed by 
US officials before being granted visas. This contradicts the State 
Department’s claim that 12 had been interviewed. Of 15 hijackers, none 
filled in the visa documents properly. All 15 of them should have been 
denied entry to the country. “The system was rigged in their favor from 
the get-go.” [Washington Post, 10/22/02, ABC News, 10/23/02] In December 
2002, two top Republican senators report that if State Department 
personnel had merely followed the law in Saudi Arabia, 911 would not have 
happened. [AP, 12/18/02]

Oct 27, 2002: A report from Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's Defense 
Science Board recommends the creation of a super-intelligence body (P2OG) 
which would launch secret operations to “stimulate reactions” among 
terrorists and states owning weapons of mass destruction. It would prod 
terrorist cells into action, thus exposing them to quick-response attacks by 
US forces. [Los Angeles Times, 10/27/02] 

Oct 29, 2002: Of over 800 people rounded up since 911, only 10 have 
been linked to the hijackings and probably will turn out to be innocent. 
[Newsweek, 10/29/02] Though many were held for months, the vast majority 
were never charged with anything other than overstaying a visa. [New 
York Times, 7/11/02]

Nov 27, 2002: Bush names Henry Kissinger to lead an independent 
investigation into the 911 terrorist attacks. [New York Times, 11/28/02] He is 
a highly controversial figure. Documents released by the CIA strengthen 
suspicions that Kissinger was actively involved in a covert plan to 
assassinate thousands of political opponents in six Latin American 
countries. He is also famous for his obsession with secrecy. [BBC, 4/26/02] 
"Indeed, it is tempting to wonder if the choice of Mr. Kissinger is not a 
clever maneuver by the White House to contain an investigation it long 
opposed." [New York Times, 11/29/02]

Dec 13, 2002: Kissinger resigns as chairman of the new 911 
investigation citing controversy over potential conflicts of interest with his 
business clients. [CNN, 12/13/02, BBC, 12/14/02]

Dec 16, 2002: Bush names Thomas Kean chairman after Henry Kissinger 
resigns. Kean promises a thorough investigation. [AP, 12/17/02] He plans 
to devote one day a week to the 911 commission. [Washington Post, 
12/17/02] 

January 13, 2003: The worldwide turmoil caused by President Bush's 
policies goes not exactly unreported, but entirely de-emphasized. Guardian 
writers are inundated by e-mails from Americans asking why their own 
papers never print what is in these columns. If there is a Watergate 
scandal lurking in this administration, it is unlikely to be [Washington 
Post journalist Bob] Woodward or his colleagues who will tell us about 
it. If it emerges, it will probably come out on the web. That is a 
devastating indictment of the state of American newspapers." [Guardian, 
1/13/03]

Nov 19, 2004: The fear that Afghanistan might degenerate into a 
narco-state is becoming a reality. Afghanistan has surpassed Colombia as the 
world's biggest gross producer of illicit narcotics, heroin being the 
"main engine of economic growth" and the "strongest bond" among tribes 
that previously fought constantly. What we have here now is a 
narco-economy where 40 to 50 percent of the GDP is from illicit drugs. [San 
Francisco Chronicle, 11/19/04] How does a country controlled by the US become 
the largest producer of illegal drugs? For a possible answer, click 
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