GUILTY FOR 9-11: BUSH, RUMSFELD, MYERS
On 11 September there were two entire squadrons of combat-ready fighter jets at Andrews. Their job was to protect the skies over Washington D.C. They failed to
do their job. Despite over one hour's advance warning of a terrorist attack in progress, not a single Andrews fighter tried to protect the city.
GUILTY FOR 9-11: BUSH, RUMSFELD, MYERS
Introduction & Section 1, Part 1
by Illarion Bykov and Jared Israel
[Posted 14 November 2001]
Dedicated to the firemen of New York.
INTRODUCTION TO SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE
Andrews Air Force Base is a huge military installation just 10 miles from the
On 11 September there were two entire squadrons of combat-ready fighter jets at
Andrews. Their job was to protect the skies over Washington D.C. They failed to
do their job. Despite over one hour's advance warning of a terrorist attack in
progress, not a single Andrews fighter tried to protect the city.
The FAA, NORAD and the military have cooperative procedures by which fighter
jets automatically intercept commercial aircraft under emergency conditions.
These procedures were not followed.
Air Force officials and others have tried to explain away the failures:
"Air Force Lt. Col. Vic Warzinski, another Pentagon spokesman, [said]: 'The
Pentagon was simply not aware that this aircraft was coming our way, and I doubt
prior to Tuesday's event, anyone would have expected anything like that here.'"
--'Newsday,' 23 September, 2001
Using information from the mass media and official Websites, we will show that
this is lie.
Some of what happened on 9-11, such as planes flying into buildings, is unusual.
But most of what happened, such as commercial jets flying off-course,
transponder failures and possible hijackings, are common emergencies. We will
show that these emergencies are routinely handled with expert efficiency based
on clear rules.
The crash of the first hijacked jet into the World Trade Center made it clear
the United States was faced with an extraordinary situation. This should have
intensified the emergency responses of the air safety and defense systems.
The whole country was aware. For example, at 9:06 AM the NY Police broadcast:
" 'This was a terrorist attack. Notify the Pentagon.'"
--'Daily News' (New York) 12 September 2001 (1)
'American Forces Press Service' reported that ordinary people working at the
Pentagon worried they could be next:
"'We were watching the World Trade Center on the television,' said a Navy
officer. 'When the second plane deliberately dove into the tower, someone said,
'The World Trade Center is one of the most recognizable symbols of America.
We're sitting in a close second.'"
--'DEFENSELINK News', Sept. 13, 2001 (2)
U.S. air safety and air defense emergency systems are activated in response to
problems every day. On 9-11 they failed despite, not because of, the extreme
nature of the emergency. This could only happen if individuals in high positions
worked in a coordinated way to make them fail.
Such operatives would almost surely have failed if they tried to disrupt and
abort routine protection systems without top-level support. The failure of the
emergency systems would be noticed immediately. Moreover, given the catastrophic
nature of the attacks, the highest military authorities would be alerted. Acting
on their own, the operatives could expect that their orders would be
countermanded and that they themselves would be arrested.
The sabotage of routine protective systems, controlled by strict hierarchies,
would never have been contemplated let alone attempted absent the involvement of
the supreme U.S. military command. This includes at least U.S. President George
Bush, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the then-Acting Head of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force General Richard B. Myers.
In the following summary of evidence we will demonstrate probable cause for
charging the above-named persons with treason for complicity in the murders of
thousands of people whom they had sworn to protect.
The summary of evidence covers the following areas:
* Andrews Air Force Base and the myth of 'no available planes;'
* The air safety/air defense systems and the myth that they were not prepared;
* The actions of George Bush on 9-11 that clearly violated his positive legal
and constitutional obligations and demonstrated consciousness of guilt;
* The testimony of General Richard B. Myers at Senate hearings on his nomination
as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In these hearings, the contents of
which were reported accurately by one lone journalist, General Myers attempted
to cover up what had happened 9-11 when he was Acting Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs. He offered three mutually contradictory cover stories and demonstrated
consciousness of guilt;
* The cover story floated by CBS evening news, September 14th.
Until that time, officials reported that no planes had been 'scrambled' to
intercept the hijacked planes. But following Gen. Myers disastrous Senate
testimony, CBS broadcast an improved version of 9-11. In the new script, fighter
jets from Otis and Langley Air Force Bases did try, but failed, to intercept the
hijacked planes. This is now presented as the official NORAD story and has been
repeated uncritically by media and government officials alike. We will
demonstrate that this cover story is both weak and incriminating.
SECTION 1, PART 1: Why did no fighter jets 'scramble' to protect Washington
LIE #1: 'NO COMBAT READY FIGHTERS WERE STATIONED NEAR THE PENTAGON'
As noted, Andrews Air Force base is 10 miles from the Pentagon. The media has
mainly avoided talking about Andrews. An exception is 'USA Today,' the
second-highest circulation newspaper in America. On one day it published two
contradictory stories to explain the failure to scramble jets from Andrews prior
to the Pentagon crash:
FIRST 'USA TODAY' STORY:
"Andrews Air Force Base, home to Air Force One, is only 15 miles [sic!] away
from the Pentagon, but it had no fighters assigned to it. Defense officials
won't say whether that has changed."
--'USA TODAY,' 17 September 2001 (3)
SECOND 'USA TODAY' STORY:
"The District of Columbia National Guard maintained fighter planes at Andrews
Air Force Base, only about 15 miles [sic!] from the Pentagon, but those planes
were not on alert and not deployed."
--'USA TODAY' September 17, 2001 (4)
Both stories are false.
Only one newspaper told the truth. That was the 'San Diego Union-Tribune':
"Air defense around Washington is provided mainly by fighter planes from Andrews
Air Force Base in Maryland near the District of Columbia border. The D.C. Air
National Guard is also based there and equipped with F-16 fighter planes, a
National Guard spokesman said.
"But the fighters took to the skies over Washington only after the devastating
attack on the Pentagon..."
--'San Diego Union-Tribune' 12 September 2001. (5)
Andrews Air Force Base is a huge installation. It hosts two 'combat-ready'
* the 121st Fighter Squadron (FS-121) of the 113th Fighter Wing (FW-113),
equipped with F-16 fighters;
* the 321st Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA-321) of the 49th Marine Air
Group, Detachment A (MAG-49 Det-A), equipped F/A-18 fighters.
These squadrons are served by hundreds of full-time personnel.
THE 121st FIGHTER SQUADRON, 113th FIGHTER WING
"as part of its dual mission, the 113th provides capable and ready response
forces for the District of Columbia in the event of a natural disaster or civil
emergency. Members also assist local and federal law enforcement agencies in
combating drug trafficking in the District of Colombia. [They] are full partners
with the active Air Force"
--DC Military (6)
THE 321st MARINE FIGHTER ATTACK SQUADRON (VMFA-321)
"In the best tradition of the Marine Corps, a 'few good men and women' support
two combat-ready reserve units at Andrews AFB.
"Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 321, a Marine Corps Reserve squadron,
flies the sophisticated F/A-18 Hornet. Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 49,
Detachment A, provides maintenance and supply functions necessary to maintain a
force in readiness. "
--DC Military (6)
So Andrews AFB had at least two 'combat-ready' squadrons.
The above quotes are from www.dcmilitary.com, a private Website authorized by
the military to provide information for members of the armed forces. We
discovered it 24 September. A month later we found that the address had been
changed and the Andrews information posted in the smallest type size. Similarly,
the official Andrews AFB Website has been 'down' since mid-September.
Fortunately, it can be accessed by going to www.archive.org and entering
On the Andrews main page, front and center there is a direct link to DC
Military. The information on the Andrews Website confirms the information on DC
military. We urge everyone to check these links and download the pages as soon
as possible because they may be moved or removed yet again. For Andrews, go to
www.archive.org and then enter www.andrews.af.mil
Our research has been carried out mainly by volunteers. Newspapers and TV news
departments have full-time research staffs. The important media have bureaus in
Washington DC, just a few miles from the Andrews airbase. Why haven't newspapers
and TV news programs reported the truth: that Andrews job was to protect DC?
This failure is especially striking because some media did report that fighters
scrambled from Andrews, but only after the Pentagon was hit. Thus they were
aware that Andrews was supposed to defend D.C.:
" Within minutes of the attack American forces around the world were put on one
of their highest states of alert - Defcon 3, just two notches short of all-out
war - and F-16s from Andrews Air Force Base were in the air over Washington DC."
--'Sunday Telegraph,' (London), 14 September 2001 (7)
"WASHINGTON - an audible gasp went up from the rear of the audience as a large
black plume of smoke arose from the Pentagon. Terrorism suddenly was at the
doorstep and clearly visible through the big glass windows overlooking the
Potomac River. Overhead, fighter jets scrambled from Andrews Air Force Base and
other installations and cross-crossed the skies
"A thick plume of smoke was climbing out of the hollow center of the Pentagon.
Everyone on the train understood what had happened moments before."
--'Denver Post,' 11 September 2001 (8)
"It was after the attack on the Pentagon that the Air Force then decided to
scramble F-16s out of the DC National Guard Andrews Air Force Base to fly cover,
a--a protective cover over Washington, DC."
--NBC Nightly News, (6:30 PM ET) 11 September 11 2001 (9)
The media should have demanded to know the truth about why fighter jets assigned
to protect Washington didn't scramble an hour BEFORE the Pentagon was hit.
Besides fighters, tanker planes and AWACS were also readily available.(An AWACS
is a flying communication center equipped with radar which can scan at least 250
miles. This is almost the full distance from the West-Virginia/Ohio/Kentucky
border, where American Air Flight 77 turned around before flying back to DC.)
Both General Myers and Vice President Cheney admit that these planes did not go
into the air over Washington until after the Pentagon was hit.
Here is General Myers, testifying 13th September:
"When it became clear what the threat was, we did scramble fighter aircraft,
AWACS, radar aircraft and tanker aircraft to begin to establish orbits in case
other aircraft showed up in the FAA system that were hijacked."
--Gen. Richard B. Myers at Senate confirmation hearing 13 September 2001 (10)
And Richard Cheney on 'Meet the Press:
"VICE PRES. CHENEY: Well, the--I suppose the toughest decision was this question
of whether or not we would intercept incoming commercial aircraft.
"MR. RUSSERT: And you decided?'
"VICE PRES. CHENEY: We decided to do it. We'd, in effect, put a flying combat
air patrol up over the city; F-16s with an AWACS, which is an airborne radar
system, and tanker support so they could stay up a long time." --NBC, 'Meet the
Press' (10:00 AM ET) 16 September 2001 (11)
As we shall see, Mr. Cheney's statement that "the toughest decision was this
question of whether or not we would intercept incoming commercial aircraft" is a
lie. Publicly available FAA documents prove that fighter jets routinely
intercept commercial aircraft under certain designated circumstances without
requiring or asking for approval from the White House.
Summary of evidence is CONTINUED IN SECTION I, PART II
(1) 'Daily News' (New York), 12 September 2001, Wednesday, NEWS SECTION; Pg. 24:
'THE TRAGIC TIMELINE The sad events of the day.'
the full text is available at:
(2) 'DEFENSELINK News,' "It Was Business as Usual, Then 'Boom'" By Jim Garamone,
'American Forces Press Service,' Sept. 13, 2001
Backup at http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/def.htm
(3) 'USA TODAY,' 17 September 2001, Pg. 5A, "Military now a presence on home
front," by Andrea Stone. Web version is at:
(4) 'USA TODAY,' September 17, 2001 Monday, FINAL EDITION, Pg. 5A, "Shoot-down
order issued on morning of chaos," by Jonathan Weisman, WASHINGTON
Web version is at:
Backup at http://emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/usa2.htm
(5) 'San Diego Union-Tribune,' 12 September 2001. Homepage at:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Article at:
(6) Current link is:
Backup at : http://www.emperors-clothes.com/9-11backups/dcmil.htm
(7) 'Sunday Telegraph,' (London), 14 September 2001
(8) 'Denver Post,' 11 September 2001
To view this article on the Web, search for Article ID: 1075896 on:
Or look at backup at:
(9) 'NBC Nightly News,' "Attack on America," (6:30 PM ET) 11 September 11 2001,
"Tuesday President Bush returns to White House on Marine One," Anchor: Tom
Brokaw, Jim Miklaszewski reporting.
See transcript at:
(10) Gen. Richard B. Myers at Senate confirmation hearing 13 September 2001
Full text at:
This particular quotation was also reprinted by many mainstream media sources.
(11) 'NBC, Meet the Press' (10:00 AM ET) Sunday 16 September 2001.
Full transcript at:
Backup transcript at:
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