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Soon, those FAKE CELL PHONE CALLS of 9-11 can actually go through!, say phone companies

'Before this new "Pico cell," it was nigh on impossible to make a call from a passenger aircraft in flight. Connection is impossible at altitudes over 8000 feet or speeds in excess of 230 mph.' --- So, anything the corporate media or the Bush regime invented about 9-11 cell phone calls is a lie. And they know it. --- So, for the archive:
Miracles and Wonders
Cell Phones Soon Can Be Used On Airplanes - 911?

By Alan Cabal

MIRACLES AND WONDERS Last week, USA Today reported a joint effort between Qualcomm and American Airlines' to allow passengers to make cellphone calls from aircraft in flight. According to the story, the satellite-based system employs a "Pico cell" to act as a small cellular tower.

"It worked great," gushed Monte Ford, American Airline's chief information officer. "I called the office. I called my wife. I called a friend in Paris. They all heard me great, and I could hear them loud and clear."

Before this new "Pico cell," it was nigh on impossible to make a call from a passenger aircraft in flight. Connection is impossible at altitudes over 8000 feet or speeds in excess of 230 mph.

Yet despite this, [the GOVERNMENT LIE IS THAT even though the technology was unable to allow for it] passengers Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Jeremy Glick and Edward Felt all managed to place calls from Flight 93 on the morning of September 11. Peter Hanson, en route to Disneyland with his wife and daughter, [was unable to have] phoned his dad from Flight 175. Madeline Amy Sweeney, a flight attendant, [was unable to have] made a very dramatic call from Flight 11 as it sped to the North Tower. Barbara Olson [as well was unable to have] made two calls, collect, to her husband at his government office from Flight 77 as it made its way to the Pentagon. [This is the husband/lawyer who defended Bush's case at the Supreme Court in December 2001. What a coincidence they have there. Plus, he is on record for saying that it is OK for the US to lie to the population. Plus, his memory of the call is very hazy and the facts about it have changed--and made internally contradictory--in the serveral times he has been questioned about it. And who told you that all this occurred, well Bush and the corporate media instructed you on these lies. When it was physically impossible to do it.

Each call was initially reported as coming from a cellphone. Later, when skepticism reared its ugly head and the Grassy Knollers arrived, the narrative became fuzzy; it was suggested that $10-a-minute Airfones were involved. Olson was an easy candidate for Airfone (one doesn't call collect from a cell), but as the stories developed, Olson—and Felt—were said to have called from inside locked lavatories. No Airfone there.

In the very near future, numerous technological miracles and wonders will rise up out of the ashes of that terrible day, much the way the space program supposedly gave us Tang and Velcro. Satam Al-Suqami's indestructible passport, for one, is currently under the microscope in the Reverse Engineering Department at Area 51. My old passport was falling apart when I finally replaced it last year, just from spending 10 years in my pocket. His survived the destruction of the World Trade Center. I want one of those.

Likewise, professional bowlers could benefit from inquiries into whatever physical force brought about the collapse of WTC 7. And as a frequent flyer who finds long-term parking difficult and expensive, I'd like to know by what mechanism Mohammed Atta got to Portland, ME, where he was videotaped boarding a flight to Logan Airport in Boston. His rental car was found at Logan.

And last but not least, every suburban homeowner will want the miraculous PentaGrass. Whatever that lawn at the Pentagon is made out of, it sure is amazing stuff—it resists and repels fire, explosion, skid marks, aircraft debris, jet fuel, luggage and body parts. Shit from your neighbor's dog won't stand a chance!

Who would've thought there'd be a silver lining even in the debris cloud made that Tuesday morning? o



These faked cell phone calls are just another lie from the regime of lies that is the corporate military government of the United States. The US military regime lies entirely about the sheer physical difficult of these cell phone calls, as it is pumped as 'evidence' of 9-11 'attacks' to make pretend and to 'back up', when the US government's word is THE ONLY SOURCE of these calls existence in the first place. They invented these stories to back up their other lies that there were terror hijackings of Arabs involved on these flights--when of course the very people 'identified' by the FBI as 'suicide pilot/terrorists'...actually around 9 of the people named complained that the FBI was using their images. They were alive and well in the Middle East, according to BBC.

Actually the people whom the FBI wanted to associate with the terrorists are likely a false flag operation on U.S. soil. Some of them were actually trained and associated with U.S. military bases, and others are actually military officers associated with spy bases at Monterrey, CA and Pensacola Naval Air Base in Florida. Some even used these mlitary bases as the address on their drivers licenses.

In short, the official puppet show of a story is officially dead by this point. There is simply a lack of story for the Bush Administration to even have connecting the 'attacks' to Afghanistan, Iraq, or Iran, or whoever they next attempt to dupe the world--just like Hitler duped the world with the Reichstag fire. The U.S. puppet show is so full of holes at this point and everything has been thoroughly disproven by facts (from the demolitions in the WTCS, to the explositions inside the Pentagon, to the lack of a Boeing at the pentagon) that you can see the actual government hands directing everything. The cell phones are just another one of their lies--though I imagine if you have been following this you knew this anyway.
leftist media part of the problem 03.Aug.2004 00:02

911 investigator

this is a great post. it's awesome to see corporations bragging about something, in this cas a new techology (because they can't help it -- they must, for promotion, so they can make more money), and in so doing unravel one of the fabrications in the official 911 narrative.

publications like the Nation, the Progressive, etc., and personalities like Amy Goodman and Noam Chomsky still either deride or ignore any investigation into 911, though, preferring to trust the gov't on this one story even though they point out their lies in every other area. why is this? because the fucking liberals will fuck you over every time.

anyway, thanks to whomever posted the above article. good commentary, too.

911 investigator 03.Aug.2004 00:21


You're right about 9-11 being a left wing coverup by Amy Goodman and Noam Chomsky. O'reilly and Hannity have really cut through the crap and gotten to the bottom of 9-11. Clinton did it all right. Hillary set him up to it.

two right wings in the USA..the left is only a mirror--of 1 right wing 03.Aug.2004 01:46


If you actualy think the left-wing and the right-wing are on separate sides in the United STates political system, you certainly are a misunderestimator. Plus, the other commenter above I believe is referring to Amy Goodman's public swallowing and dissemnation of the 9-11 coverup story. Second, frankly Chomsky's refusal to get involved in such issues and keep such discussions at hand's length in comfortable abstracts about 'imperialism' and propoganda, etc., instead of why and who is doing it, makes people on the grass roots libertarian side seem much better dissenters than these leftist wonks. I am thinking of Alex Jones and Justin Raimondo. It is hardly the right that has cripped dissent in the U.S. It is the left's willingness to be crippled in the United States. What use is left dissent when it simply is a knowing rehash of the police state story or is simply a form of fear of talking? Both Goodman and Chomsky--without any evidence at all--CONCUR with the Bush lie that 'Arabs did it', and that is hardly grounds for calling them dissenters when they miss the mostly important story of their lives that is destroying the very democratic frameworks they claiim to be defending. That is what I think the original comment was all about.


Amy Goodman Continues To Sell-Out Anti-War Movement
author: Scott
Misdirection And Avoids Answering Essential Questions

see this:
Amy Goodman and the CIA

and comments there:

CIA money funds the left gatekeepers 29.May.2004 22:23

Check out this chart:


I concur with consternation on why DN has avoided the issues of 9/11 30.May.2004 06:07
Stan Moore  stangabboon@prodigy.net link

I agree that Democracy Now and Amy Goodman have not only avoided focus on the many issues regarding the events of 9/11/2001, but Amy Goodman's line of questioning seemed very strange when interviewing Griffin.

For instance, while Griffin continually asserted that his book asks a number of questions without making specific charges, Goodman continually questioned the "accusations" or "charges; thus missing the point that there are many unanswered anomalies. Goodman seemed to question the sensibility of the questions themselves rather than face the anomalies themselves that deserve scrutiny.

Significant questions were not discussed at all in the interview, such as published photographs that seem to indicate patterned explosions within the World Trade Center long after the planes crashed into the buildings, which suggested some sort of controlled demolition.

Goodman has failed to take serious note of published writings by the Project for a New American Century which specifically called for a "Pearl Harbor sort of event" in order to facilitate the actions desired by the neo-conservatives. A good connection would have been to interview recent sources who have demonstrated unequivocally that Franklin Roosevelt had access to the top secret Japanese communications that indicated in real time the planning and operational actions involved in the Japanese Pearl Harbor -- which prove that Roosevelt deliberately allowed that attack to occur when it could have been forestalled -- in order to motivate the American public to enter WWII.

Interestingly, Goodman and Democracy Now have never hestitated to criticize the Bush Administration's Environmental Protection Agency response to the WTC destruction, and the exposure of rescue personnel to high levels of contaminants. But the actual role of the Bush administration in the attacks themselves both before and during the events continue to be ignored by Democracy Now, including the apparent high level overrides of State Department border controllers which repeatedly allowed the terrorists to enter the United States from various countries around the world despite anomalies with their visas, passports, being caught on watch lists as they attempted to cross borders, etc.

Something is very fishy with the way Dmocracy Now and Amy Goodman continue to avoid these well-publicized issues.

Stan Moore San Geronimo, CA  hawkman11@hotmail.com


or see this--it is what Goodman should have addressed though faild to do so and turned it into a slug fest:

NAIL IT TO THE DOOR of the White House: 76 9-11 Theses That Have Evidence for Complicity
author: excerptsfrombook


and see this:
Title: Who rules the corporate media? OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD,CIA,state media since 1940s
Author: Alex Constantine
Date: 2004.03.26 03:26
Description: It is beginning to dawn on a growing number of armchair ombudsmen that the public print reports news from a parallel universe - one that has never heard of politically-motivated assassinations, CIA-Mafia banking thefts, mind control, death squads or even federal agencies with secret budgets fattened by cocaine sales - a place overrun by lone gunmen, where the CIA and Mafia are usually on their best behavior. In this idyllic land, the most serious infraction an official can commit--is a the employment of a domestic servant with (shudder) no residency status. This unlikely land of enchantment is the creation of Operation MOCKINGBIRD.
How can Amy Goodman ignore? THEY BLEW UP THE TOWERS!
How can Amy Goodman ignore? THEY BLEW UP THE TOWERS!

Very Possible 03.Aug.2004 22:19


"Connection is impossible at altitudes over 8000 feet."

Connection is very possible at 8000 feet. I made a call this weekend from 8500. Even low power radio signals are able to travel hundreds of miles when there are no obstructions.

Cell Phones on Planes 04.Aug.2004 03:00


"Connection is very possible at 8000 feet. I made a call this weekend from 8500."

It's possible even higher than that. You can call from maximum flying height--you just won't have a very enjoyable call and you'll tie up more towers on the ground than you ought, which is why the FAA and FCC don't allow their use on flights, and the issue this Pico cell implementation (the technology is not new, BTW, just this particular use) gets around. Most of the 9/11 phone calls were made from lower altitudes than 8000 feet, and featured a lot of cutouts and dropped calls not related to the ultimate cutouts--the crashes--anyway. The issue this author brings up about speed is just bizzare--yes, you can send signals when planes are going faster than 230mph, or the pilots wouldn't be able to communicate with the ground or other planes.

This has got to be one of the most absurd things I've ever read in my life. It's always fun when people with a little knowledge try to pretend they've got more, I guess.

BTW, from what I understand, these phones aren't supposed to be general consumer products--they're going to be implemented on commercial aircraft as a service to replace the current, expensive airphones (which you could most definitely make calls from no matter how high or fast the plane was going on 9/11).

re airspeed 04.Aug.2004 13:25


It seems to me (just a layperson) that airspeed WOULD be a factor, since having a call on a cell phone requires constant contact with the towers. Your cell phone is constantly switching connections from tower to tower as you move around, but if you are travelling so fast that by the time it establishes a connection with one tower, you have moved far enough away from it and close enough to another one that another switch is suddenly necessary, it seems to me that that would not make for a very stable call at the very least. Anyway, I once tried to "sneak a call" in a bathroom in mid-flight from Portland to Cali, I had the phone set to roam, and I couldn't get service. Not necessarily saying that means anything, just my personal experience.

addendum, there are public left activists....though... 04.Aug.2004 22:02


I should have added that the only left the U.S. has comes from people like Nader (who is physically assaulted and removed when he even attempts to enter a 'public presidential debate') or Greg Palast (who is blacklisted in the U.S. so he has to report on the U.S. from Britain) or they get themselves assassinated by the police state like Brian Quig or Paul Kanzas (sp?).

So folks, you got fascism on your hands, a CIA run society (like Israel is becoming a right-wing Mossad run society), the U.S. just looks different because it is based on applying the techniques and ideologies of mass consumerism to the political dictators. So, enjoy your fraudulent voting machines and judicial coups of the future and the endless Orwellian rewriting of the past...or...oppose all three.

no cell phone calls = slick way to separate 911 families and skeptics 19.Aug.2004 01:36

be careful

the biggest fear of the perpetrators is that the family members of the 911 victims will link up with the 911 skeptics to demand a real investigation

the "fake cell phone calls" translates into "people didn't know they were not talking with their spouse"

it's probably difficult to imagine propaganda more directly intended to ensure that the family members refuse to link up politically with any of the 911 skeptics (even those that understand the difference between verifiable evidence and anonymous innuendo on the internet)

yes, voices can be faked, but the logistics of doing this for all of the cell phone (and air phone) calls on 9/11 is not logical -- the extra complications this would have ensured is beyond reason

at this late date, there's not likely to be any "new revelations" beyond the air force non response, the wargames, stand down, etc.

any new claims suddenly emerging -- especially at a time when much of the verifiable evidence is in the public domain -- needs to be treated very skeptically. just because someone says "inside job" doesn't mean that their "evidence" is accurate.