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Simplifying the Case against Dick Cheney

What we have placed in front of you here is the legal case against Dick Cheney and other persons of interest within the U.S. government. Such evidence should constitute the foundation for articles of impeachment and criminal prosecution against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and their accomplices.
Keeping America Safe?!?
Keeping America Safe?!?
This was such a great article, I've posted it with ALL references included in "Crossing the Rubicon" by Michael Ruppert, plus others that I've found to support the charges, with URLs for each reference that has a URL available for it. (The original article's references only went to page numbers in "Crossing the Rubicon".)

 Edited for clarification only. All comments in { }-brackets have not been inserted by the article’s original author.
 All references are in [ ]-brackets have also not been inserted by the article’s original author. Each reference is listed at the end of the article.
&#61623; Readers should bear in mind that the validity of the &#8220;Peak Oil&#8221; phenomenon&#8212;and thus its being seen as the prime motive for the crimes of 9/11&#8212;has come under increasing scrutiny by growing numbers of 9/11 researchers and others. For much more about the pro&#8217;s and con&#8217;s about &#8220;abiotic&#8221; vs. traditionally accepted oil formation theories, see <www.questionsquestions.net/docs04/peakoil1.html> *Nevertheless*, the facts about the events of September 11, 2001 remain as given in this account and can be verified via the &#8216;references-cited&#8217; list at the end.]


Simplifying the Case against Dick Cheney
by Michael Kane, From the Wilderness Publications (FTW)

January 18, 2005 (FTW) - In an argument of over 600 pages and 1,000 footnotes, Crossing the Rubicon {by Michael Ruppert} makes the case for official complicity within the U.S. government and names Dick Cheney as the prime suspect in the crimes of 9/11. Since the publication of this book (to which I had the privilege of contributing a chapter), many people have asked to hear the case against Cheney argued "short & sweet."

I will make it as short as possible, but it can never be sweet.

There are 3 major points made within this book that are crucial to proving Cheney's guilt. I shall first list them and then go on to prove each point as laid out in Crossing the Rubicon.

1) Means - Dick Cheney and the Secret Service. Dick Cheney was running a completely separate chain of Command & Control via the Secret Service, assuring the paralysis of Air Force response on 9/11. The {U.S. Treasury Department&#8217;s} Secret Service has the technology to see the same radar screens the FAA sees in real time. They also have the legal authority and technological capability to take supreme command in cases of national emergency.
Dick Cheney was the acting Commander in Chief on 9/11.

2) Motive - Peak Oil. At some point between 2000 and 2007, world oil production reaches its peak; from that point on, every barrel of oil is going to be harder to find, more expensive to recover, and more valuable to those who recover and control it.
Dick Cheney was well aware of the coming Peak Oil crisis at least as early as 1999, and 9/11 provided the pretext for the series of energy wars that, as Cheney has stated, "will not end in our lifetime."

3) Opportunity - 9/11 War Games. The Air Force was running multiple war games on the morning of 9/11, simulating hijackings over the continental United States that included (at least) one "live-fly" exercise, as well as simulations that placed "false blips" on FAA radar screens. These war games eerily mirrored the real events of 9/11, mirrored them to the point of the Air Force running drills involving hijacked aircraft as the 9/11 plot actually unfolded.
The war games and terror drills played a critical role in ensuring no Air Force fighter jocks&#8212;who had trained their entire lives for this moment&#8212;would be able to prevent the attacks from succeeding. These exercises were under Dick Cheney's management.
Here is the supporting documentation as laid out in Crossing the Rubicon, making a legal case against Dick Cheney for the crimes of 9/11.

1) MEANS: Dick Cheney and the Secret Service

As the 9/11 plot unfolded, it has been reported that Secret Service whisked Dick Cheney into an underground Presidential bunker at {or very shortly after} 9:03 a.m. [Langley; Clarke, 1-5; ABC News, 9/14/02]. This establishes that the Secret Service was in the loop giving orders by at least 9:03, and almost certainly much earlier, as we will show.

Former counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke writes in Against All Enemies: &#8220;Secret Service had a system that allowed them to see what FAA's radar was seeing&#8221;[Clarke, 7]. The Kean Commission (also known as the 9/11 Commission) would have us believe that the chain of command on 9/11 was a complex web but, in reality, the Secret Service had the authority to communicate Presidential and Vice Presidential orders directly to fighter pilots in the air [Kean Commission Report, 44].

In Air War Over America, a book commissioned by the Air Force documenting the morning of 9/11, it is stated that the FAA {Federal Aviation Administration} contacted Otis Air Force Base informing them {that American Airlines (AA)} Flight 11 was headed to Manhattan and had lost its identification signal by 8:30 [Filson, 47].
This indicates the Secret Service was in the loop by the same time {9:03 or shortly thereafter}, since they are able to see the FAA radar screens in real time and the FAA is reaching out to the military.

There is no question that, by 8:45 at the absolute latest, likely much earlier, the Secret Service is in the decisionmaking loop. It was most likely in the loop after 8:15, when {AA} Flight 11 turned its transponder off.

National Special Security Events {NSSE}
It is the Secret Service that has the legal mandate to take supreme command in case of a scheduled major event&#8212;or an unplanned major emergency&#8212;on American soil; these are designated "National Special Security Events.&#8221; The Atlanta Olympic Games and both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are notable examples of NSSE's. In preparation, the Secret Service runs training initiatives of simulated attacks and field exercises for such events. [U.S. Dep&#8217;t of Treas., &#8220;NSSE&#8221;].

The Secret Service works with state and local authorities, as well as the military, to coordinate security efforts; it has the best communication system of any agency in the country; and its personnel are always present with both the President and Vice President&#8212;making it the perfect agency to take supreme command in case of a major emergency on American soil.

When 9/11 occurred, the legal framework was in place to allow the Secret Service to take supreme command over any and all American agencies, including the Air Force [U.S. Dep&#8217;t of Def.: AF-ANG, &#8220;Glossary-Plus&#8221;].

Richard Clarke writes in Against All Enemies: "I was amazed at the speed of the decisions coming from Cheney and, through him, from Bush&#8221; [Clarke 8]. This is to be expected. Everything was in place for the Commander in Chief to be calling all the shots as the 9/11 plot unfolded, but Bush was in an elementary school reading about goats with Secret Service agents right beside him.

Bush's Secret Service detail was in real-time communication not only with the FAA, but also the PEOC (Presidential Emergency Operations Center), into which Dick Cheney had reportedly been whisked by the Secret Service. While Bush continued his elementary school photo-op after being told, "America is under attack," Ari Fleischer&#8212;according to the Washington Times on 10/7/02&#8212;caught the President's eye and held up a handwritten sign that said "DON'T SAY ANYTHING YET&#8221; [Sammon]. Bush was intentionally being kept out of the decisionmaking loop during the critical moments of 9/11. The Vice President has no place in the official military chain of command [U.S. Dep&#8217;t of Def. Joint Chiefs of Staff].

Thus far, we have established that
a. The U.S. Secret Service was the supreme command on 9/11
b. Bush was not in the role of Commander in Chief at critical times on 9/11
c. The acting Commander in Chief as the 9/11 plot unfolded was Dick Cheney

2) MOTIVE: Peak Oil

By definition, world hydrocarbon (oil and gas) production peaks when half the planet's reserves have been used up. After that point, every barrel of oil will be harder to find, more expensive to obtain, and more valuable to whoever controls it. Many of the world's foremost experts place that peak between 2000 and 2007.

We live in a global economic system based on endless growth, and that growth is only possible with endless hydrocarbons to burn. Demand for oil and gas is increasing at staggering rates; after peak, there will be demand that simply cannot be met, and energy prices will rise inexorably.

The resulting economic catastrophe may see oil hit $100 per barrel before the end of this decade. Oil not only keeps us warm and moves our cars, it is used to make all plastics and is, together with natural gas, the most important ingredient keeping modern agriculture afloat. It is a little known fact that for every 1 calorie of food energy produced, 10 calories of hydrocarbons are consumed [Whitfield, 1].

We eat oil.

Without cheap oil, billions of people will freeze or starve and, unfortunately, there is no combination of renewable energy sources that can replace oil and gas consumption without massive conservation efforts that are nowhere in sight.

Cheney knew about this.

There are no national plans for conservation in America. As Dick Cheney has stated, "The American way of life is not negotiable.&#8221; Over-consumption is as American as apple pie. Many industry experts have been speaking to the reality of Peak Oil for some time. One of those experts&#8212;perhaps the most prominent in the world&#8212;was in Dick Cheney's National Energy Policy Development Group (NEPDG).

Just four days after Dick Cheney became Vice President, he convened the NEPDG. Among the experts whose opinion Cheney paid for (with taxpayer dollars) was Matthew Simmons, one of the most respected energy investment bankers in the world. Simmons has been speaking out about Peak Oil for years, and there is no question that the urgent story of Peak Oil is what he told Cheney's NEPDG [Simmons].

The content of the NEPDG documentation has been illegally withheld from the American public with a rubber stamp of approval from the Supreme Court. FTW has always contended that the deepest, darkest secrets of 9/11 are in those documents. That's why they've been guarded so tightly.

Cheney knew about Peak Oil in 1999 as CEO of Halliburton, long before {he}was Vice President. A speech he gave at the London Institute of Petroleum demonstrates this clearly [Aleklett].

As stated in Crossing the Rubicon, "By way of confirmation, people in and close to the oil industry are reporting that increased drilling is not resulting as yet in significantly increased supply" [Ruppert, 38].

A crisis of this magnitude required a crisis plan, something the Neo-Liberals didn't have. The Neo-Conservatives, including Dick Cheney, had such a plan: manufacture a crisis&#8212;one that had long been imagined as necessary by elite planners inside the national security state [Brzezinski; PNAC], and use it to maintain permanent war to steal the world's last remaining hydrocarbons and temporarily stave off the Peak Oil crisis.

3) OPPORTUNITY: 9/11 War Games&#8212;a Perfect "Match"

On May 8, 2001&#8212;four months prior to 9/11&#8212;President Bush placed Dick Cheney in charge of "[A]ll federal programs dealing with weapons of mass destruction consequence management within the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies&#8230;" This included all "training and planning" which needed to be "seamlessly integrated, harmonious and comprehensive" in order to "maximize effectiveness.&#8221; This mandate created the Office of National Preparedness in FEMA {Federal Emergency Management Agency}, overseen by Dick Cheney [U.S. White House].

Dick Cheney was placed directly in charge of managing the seamless integration of all training exercises throughout the entire federal government and all military agencies [Scott; U.S. White House].

On 9/11, Cheney oversaw multiple war games and terror drills, including several exercises of NORAD {North American Air Defense Command}, the Air Force agency whose mandate is to "watch the sky.

The evening before September 11th, 2001, the National Security Agency intercepted a communication between Khalid Shaikh Muhammad and the alleged ringleader of the 9/11 attacks, Mohammed Atta. The communication stated, &#8220;The match begins tomorrow&#8221; [Bash et al]. Were they "matching" their activities to the war games? Was the attack a rigged "match" between the defenders on one side, and the attackers with their accomplices on the other?

The White House was so infuriated when this communication leaked from the Senate Intelligence Committee that they threatened Senators with polygraphs and office searches for disclosing classified information.

This leak struck a nerve within the White House.

We know multiple Air Force war games were running on the morning of 9/11, as documented extensively in the mainstream press [Seelly; GlobalSecurity.org].

What Crossing the Rubicon has documented conclusively is that there was a live-fly drill taking place on 9/11 titled &#8220;Vigilant Warrior.&#8221; Richard Clarke disclosed the name of this drill on page 4 of his book, but it was Major Don Arias of NORAD who confirmed the definition of the title "Warrior" to Mike Ruppert via email.

&#8220;Warrior = JCS/HQ NORAD sponsored FTX, or field training exercise (live-fly)&#8221; [Arias, email].

That means that the Vigilant Warrior drill conducted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff involved at least one real commercial aircraft in the skies, intended to simulate exactly the kind of airliner hijack emergency presented on 9/11.


This was further supported by an April 18, 2004 USA Today article titled, "NORAD Had Drills of Jets as Weapons.&#8221; The report cited NORAD officials who confirmed live-fly drills were conducted using hijacked airliners originating from the continental United States used as weapons crashing into targets including the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The specific drill USA Today referred to was "planned in July [2001] and conducted later"&#8212;likely on 9/11 itself [Komarrow and Squitieri].

Remember, on 9/11 the Bush administration claimed it had "no idea" aircraft would be used as weapons. Then why were they drilling such scenarios before and during 9/11? The White House dodged this by saying it wasn't aware of these drills, but that is a transparent lie. The drills took place in the White House [Clarke, 3-4]!

The Secret Service runs simulated attack field exercises&#8212;exactly what Vigilant Warrior was. This Joint Chiefs of Staff drill was likely being run through Secret Service lines of communication by a central command under Cheney's control {&#8220;run&#8221; by Cheney, as evidently envisioned in President Bush&#8217;s May 8, 2001 Press Release [U.S. White House]}.

Additional war games on 9/11 included Northern Vigilance, an exercise that pulled Air Force fighters from the east coast of the United States up into Canada and Alaska to simulate an attack out of Russia [Simmie]. All of those fighters were rendered useless as the 9/11 plot unfolded&#8212;too far away to respond.

One of the components of this drill included "false blips" (radar injects simulating aircraft in flight) placed on FAA radar screens [Simmie].

At one point FAA head Jane Garvey said the FAA suspected up to 11 hijackings on 9/11 [Clarke, 4]. Was she saying they couldn't determine which were real, which were simulated, and which were live-fly military exercises?

Regardless, all of this rendered Air Force response on 9/11 useless.

In Air War Over America, it is documented that General Arnold of NORAD did not pull out of the war game titled &#8220;Vigilant Guardian&#8221; until reports of {United Airlines (UA)} Flight 93 being hijacked were coming in [Filson, 59]. That was at 9:16, a total of 54 minutes after it was known that {AA} Flight 11 was a hijacking [Kean Commission Report, 59]. What took so long? Were there still "false blips" on FAA radar screens at this time?

There were likely false blips on screen even after 9:16. The Kean Commission's report introduced "phantom flight-11" as being reported by the FAA at 9:25 on 9/11. The FAA reported that {AA} Flight 11 was heading to Washington D.C. at that time, when in fact it had already struck the World Trade Center. The Kean Commission's report stated they were "unable to locate the source of the mistaken FAA information&#8221; [Kean Commission Report, 26].

"Phantom flight-11" was a false blip, but since the war games are classified, specific information on "false blips" and other details cannot be reported.

Now imagine being an air traffic controller with both real planes and "false blips" simulating hijackings on your screens when suddenly there are real, multiple, hijackings. Where do you send the few Air Force fighters that you have? You can't guess wrong, you don't have enough assets for that. The FAA doesn't even make that decision, the military does. The Kean Commission managed to scapegoat the FAA in their report, but the Air Force itself confirmed that the FAA did its job properly on 9/11 in Air War Over America [Filson, 85].

There were more 9/11 war games, including Northern Guardian, Northern Denial (recently confirmed by an Assistant Editor at Harper&#8217;s magazine), and an unnamed National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) drill for a plane crashing into NRO headquarters at precisely the time of an actual crash in New York [Lumpkin].

Another coincidence?

War games, terror drills, and exercises are run by the military quite frequently. In this case, they mirrored the real attacks of 9/11 with such shocking congruence as to be beyond the realm of coincidence.

This is made clear when we consider the warnings&#8212;that had flooded U.S. Intelligence prior to 9/11&#8212;indicating that terrorists were planning to hijack aircraft and crash them into American targets on the ground during the week of September 9th, 2001 [Associated Press, 4 June 2004; Isikoff; Thompson; Ruppert, 225-237].

With that type of information, who in their right mind would then schedule war games that would leave New York and Washington D.C. completely undefended?

We've already shown that the man in charge of managing all such programs was Dick Cheney. Among the central decision-makers for the scheduling of so many simultaneous exercises would be Dick Cheney and {General} Ralph Eberhart, head of NORAD.

It certainly was a perfect "match."

The Maestro
The most important revelation made about the 9/11 war games comes again from Major Don Arias of NORAD. With multiple war games running, there had to be someone coordinating them.

"Yes, there is an exercise &#8230; maestro," said U.S. Air Force Major Don Arias [Arias, interview].

So who was the maestro?

Mike Ruppert called every relevant military and government office looking for an answer to this question and received no response. At the final 9/11 Commission hearing on June 17, 2004, I asked General Ralph Eberhart&#8212;the man in charge of NORAD on 9/11&#8212;who was in charge of coordinating the war games that day. His only response was, "No comment."

None of the commissioners, including Chairman {Thomas} Kean, could answer this question [Kane, 9 July 2004].

FTW's research has concluded the maestro was either Dick Cheney, Ralph "Ed" Eberhart, or both. Whoever the maestro was, he was certainly under Cheney's management, as per the May 2001 Presidential mandate [U.S. White House].

Additionally, &#8220;Tripod II&#8221; was a bio-terror exercise being set-up on the west side of lower Manhattan, reportedly scheduled to begin the next day {9/12/01}. This exercise was being coordinated with FEMA and the Department of Justice&#8212;two of the agencies placed directly under Cheney's control in May of 2001 by Presidential mandate [Kean Commission, 11th Public Hearing].

Another coincidence?

There is no question that Cheney would be responsible for managing this exercise. The Tripod II drill became the command-and-control emergency-response center on 9/11. The command center in WTC 7 {World Trade Center&#8212;Building 7} was reportedly evacuated by 9:30 on 9/11, but Tripod II provided a new command center organized just as the original was [Griscom].

How convenient.

The Air Force war games ensured the air attack would be successful, and Tripod II assured {that} Cheney would have control of the response to the crisis of his making. Matching the war games with hijackings&#8212;or hijacking the war games&#8212;was the opportunity for Cheney to help ensure that the 9/11 attacks would be successful, justifying what he calls, "The war that will not end in our lifetimes." The "war on terror" is actually a war for the world's last remaining hydrocarbon reserves. This energy war is a response to a coming energy crisis, which Cheney was well aware of at least as early as 1999.


Crossing the Rubicon demonstrates much more than is presented here. The book goes into the failures of the 9/11 Commission, 9/11 insider trading, the curtailing of civil liberties, the coming economic crisis, biological warfare, the real history of the Osama bin Laden, and many other issues critical to an understanding of today's historical reality.

Crossing the Rubicon also looks into the evolution of PROMIS software&#8212;a well-documented artificial intelligence and datamining program&#8212;whose current descendants played an integral role in the crimes of 9/11. As Dick Cheney was running a separate chain of command via the Secret Service, he also had the capability to intervene in the functions of the FAA through an evolution of PROMIS software developed and sold by Ptech, Inc., a company funded by Saudi terrorist financier Yassin Al Qadi. Al Qadi claims he met Dick Cheney in Jeddah before he was Vice President, a claim Cheney has not publicly refuted. FTW will soon be releasing an in-depth report on Ptech and its role in the crimes of 9/11 [Kane, 27 Jan. 2005; Hecht].

What we have placed in front of you here is the legal case against Dick Cheney and other persons of interest within the U.S. government. Such evidence should constitute the foundation for articles of impeachment and criminal prosecution against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and their accomplices.

Copyright 2004, From The Wilderness Publications, www.fromthewilderness.com. All Rights Reserved.
May be reprinted, distributed or posted on an Internet web site for non-profit purposes only.
Simplifying the Case against Dick Cheney: Synopsis

The following is a synopsis of the case against Dick Cheney who was named as the prime suspect in the crimes on 9/11 by Michael C. Ruppert in Crossing the Rubicon.

MEANS: Dick Cheney and the Secret Service
Cheney was Commander in Chief on 9/11 calling the shots via Secret Service.
&#61623; Secret Service has the legal authority to take supreme command over all agencies in the United States in time of a national emergency on U.S. soil. Even the Air Force recognizes Secret Service supremacy.
&#61623; Secret Service has the highest technological communication systems of any agency in the U.S.&#8212;as it should.
&#61623; On 9/11, Secret Service had the technology to see FAA radar screens in real time.
&#61623; Secret Service was in the decisionmaking loop as early as 8:15am on 9/11, no later than 8:45am.
&#61623; Everything was in place on 9/11 for the Commander in Chief to have full supreme control of the Air Force via the Secret Service communication systems and legal mandate to take supreme command.
&#61623; However, Bush was reading about goats in Booker Elementary School. Secret Service was within arms' reach, and they chose to keep him there as the 9/11 plot unfolded. Bush's Secret Service detail was in full communication with Cheney's Secret Service agents in the PEOC (Presidential Emergency Operations Center) as the 9/11 plot unfolded.
&#61623; Dick Cheney was the acting Commander in Chief on 9/11 and Secret Service was the supreme command.

MOTIVE: Peak Oil
The world is about to start running out of oil.
&#61623; Half of the world's oil has been, or is about to be, exhausted.
&#61623; Once that midpoint is crossed, every barrel of oil will be harder to find, and more expensive, as demand grows. Controlling the last remaining oil reserves is the key to controlling the world.
&#61623; Almost everything in modern society&#8212;vehicles, buildings, bridges, weapons, consumer products, and much more&#8212;consumes oil in its manufacture, its operation, or both.
&#61623; Cheap and abundant hydrocarbon energy keeps the industrial world warm and cooks our food. Most houses are heated with natural gas.
&#61623; We "eat" oil and natural gas: For every 1 calorie of food energy produced, 10 calories of hydrocarbon energy is consumed.
&#61623; Four days after becoming Vice President, Dick Cheney convened his National Energy Policy Development Group (NEPDG), in which he received extensive information on Peak Oil from world-renowned experts. He has refused to release the documents from those hearings to Congress or the American people. FTW has always contended that the deepest, darkest secrets of 9/11 lie in those documents.
&#61623; Dick Cheney knew about Peak Oil at least as early as 1999. He knows the economic impact of oil depletion and the catastrophic effects that will result.
&#61623; 9/11 made possible what Dick Cheney called, "The war that won't end in our lifetimes." This is a war that is chasing the last remaining hydrocarbons across the globe. The "war on terror" is in reality an energy war and 9/11 was its pretext.

OPPORTUNITY: 9/11 War Games
Cheney was managing multiple war games and terror drills on 9/11 that paralyzed U.S. Air Force response.
&#61623; In May of 2001, Dick Cheney was placed directly in charge of managing the "seamless integration" of all training exercises throughout the federal government and military agencies by Presidential mandate.
&#61623; The morning of 9/11 began with multiple training exercises of war games and terror drills, which Cheney, as mandated by the President, was placed in charge of managing.
&#61623; War games and terror drills included live-fly exercises with military aircraft posing as hijacked aircraft over the United States, as well as simulated exercises that placed "false blips" (radar injects indicating virtual planes) on FAA radar screens. One exercise titled &#8220;Northern Vigilance&#8221; pulled Air Force fighters up into Canada simulating a Russian air attack, so there were very few fighters remaining on the east coast to respond. All of this paralyzed Air Force response ensuring that fighter jocks couldn't stop 9/11.
&#61623; An unknown individual or command center, referred to by Major Don Arias of NORAD as the "maestro," coordinated the war games. It is possible there was more than one maestro, but no one will name names. FTW has asked this question of everyone in relevant government and military positions, to no avail. Our investigation has found the maestro was either Dick Cheney, General Ralph "Ed" Eberhart, or both.
&#61623; Whoever was coordinating the Air Force war games was under the management and direction of Dick Cheney, who was also in charge of managing a terror drill being set up on the West Side of downtown New York on 9/11 titled &#8220;Tripod 2.&#8221; This exercise set up a command and control center on 9/11 that was configured exactly like the one lost that morning in WTC 7. It was the perfect command center to respond to the crisis, and it was under Dick Cheney's management before the hijackings occurred. How convenient.
&#61623; Dick Cheney was one of the main government officials deciding that such extensive war games would take place on 9/11. This was when American intelligence had collected dozens of warnings from governments and intelligence agencies indicating that terrorists were planning to hijack civilian aircraft and crash them into American targets on the ground during the week of September 9th, 2001.

Copyright 2004, From The Wilderness Publications, www.fromthewilderness.com. All Rights Reserved.
May be reprinted, distributed or posted on an Internet web site for non-profit purposes only.


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8 May 2001

Whitfield, Patrick.
Permaculture in a Nutshell
East Meon, Hampshire ,
England: Permanent Publications , 1993

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Nobody Bats a Thousand ALL the Time 03.Apr.2005 00:07

The Grand Narrator

Nobody Bats a Thousand ALL the Time

(A 9/11 "Concept" for Hollywood -- )

Go for the big sweep of the narrative, skipping the Pentagon sub-plot. What's the big deal about the Pentagon? It was pretty much just a side show in the big picture. Military bases get hit all the time. They're in the business of exchanging hits with "the enemy" -- for sure, when they go too long without a hit, they have to hit themselves. It's "just business" for them.

The main story line takes place in Manhattan, of course. But its so big, how do you settle on the up-close personal stories? There are thousands of them. Yet it's essential to focus on just one story -- what is known as the "human interest" angle. So, from the opening actual footage of the horror and chaos at Ground Zero (skip the planes crashing into towers) -- we fade/jump to a shot of Flight 93 (exterior of the plane). Then we move back for a long shot. A NORAD interceptor is closing in from Screen Right.

Then we see it from the point of view of the NORAD pilot, through the cross hairs of a computerized sight, and onward along the trajectory to the fuselage of the plane which rips open (comic book style, foreshadowing what is to come) the walls of the passenger cabin -- and we are now looking in on a comfortably domestic (except for the cramped seating) scene of travellers reading, watching tv, dozing, whatever -- a kind of virtual American idealized living room. One of the passengers is studying her itinerary, which shows that she's trying to reach a transfer point on time. Scoping in for detail, we read her ticket: a great big "FLIGHT 93".

The woman checks her watch, expressing some anxiety or frustration. She says to her neighbor, "It looks like we just might be falling behind schedule."

Her neighbor, an older comfortably retired looking guy, says, "You know why I love to fly? It's the feeling of being on top of the world. I mean we're literally on top of the world. AND, we're on top in every other way too -- we're on top of the game, at the cutting edge of all the wonders of modern technology. We're really experiencing the . . the ultimate, the culmination of . . of history. I just wonder if young people can really appreciate . . . "

The man's ruminations are suddenly interrupted by an alert buzz-buzz-buzz as the "FASTEN SEAT BELTS" sign lights up.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is the pilot speaking. I have at this time a knife at my throat. [clears throat] Please do not panic. The flight attendants will be giving you instructions as we go along. Fasten your seat belts."

Then a fast fade-out to the White House. Cheney in the War Room. There's some confusion. Generals are milling around. Someone is filling some one else in on the details, quietly, in the background -- "Something's gone wrong at top strategy level. I dunno, something about Delta team. They're working on it. Just stand by."

CHENEY: "Damn! This is the first I even heard about this god damn Delta team. They never got the change orders? What the fuck is that?"

NORAD GENERAL: "Sir, I need presidential-level authorization to do anything about this Flight 93."

CHENEY: "Fuck you! I'm still trying to get through to the President."

Cut to the Presidential hellicopter flying rapidly over a bucolic southern landscape. Closing in on the hellicopter, to the pilot through the big front window. Then on into the hellicopter to the passenger section to settle on a close-up of a logo on a comic book -- "AMERICAN HERO COMIX". The President is absorbed in the comic book as an obviously enamored and incredibly stacked female aide in the uniform of a USMC Lt. Colonel, looks on. [Be sure to take our time at this point, unrushed, let him finish the whole episode that he's reading.] Finally he looks up, his eyes widening as he signals with a "C'mon, Baby, do it!" smile. "You ever done it in the air?" he asks. His eyes look down for a moment, as he purses his lips to make a decision, shrugs slightly and says, "I dunno, let Dick take care of it."

Cut back to the War Room. Someone hands Cheney a piece of paper hot off the computer printer (which has both a U.S. Air Force "CODE ONLY -- NO CHATTER" logo on its top and an "APPLIED THEORY INC." corporate logo on its face).

CHENEY: "Okay, here it is. I'm President now, General."

Cheney glances into a folder where he's been studying documents. He finds the page he's looking for, dog-ears it, and closes the folder, revealing the cover. Close up on the label: Imperial Eagle logo with "TOP SECRET ULTRA -- OPERATION REICHSTAG -- NO NEED TO KNOW", all in holographically enhanced gold.

CHENEY (more or less addressing NORAD GENERAL): "Well, thing is, looks like Team D ... never got Plan B ... and the sons of bitches are improvising now! Situation normal all fucked up."

NORAD GENERAL: "Sir, we have an intercept on it, but if you want us to do anything other than just track it and follow it, I gotta have presidential authorization."

CHENEY: "Who the fuck says that?"

NORAD GENERAL: "Sir, this goes back to a NSC thing -- might as well call it part of my general orders."

CHENEY: "Bull shit. I run the NSC and I never authorized it."

NORAD GENERAL: "Sir, it goes back to the Carter adminstration. Do you want to see a copy of my orders?"

CHENEY: "Jezuz tits, NO, I don't want to see a god-damn copy of your god-damn order. I'll give you your god-damn order right now! What do you need this presidential authorization for -- to do what exactly?"

NORAD GENERAL: "Sir, for example, I don't have the authority to shoot this Flight 93 down. Our thinking on this has been, there's women and children, who knows what or who, do you see the problem? Plus I just received this report from a NSA intercept -- apparently a call from a cell phone on the plane -- talking about taking the plane by force, clobber these ass-holes upside the head, knock 'em out, tie 'em up or whatever, says all these Arab ass-holes have is little razor blades or something."

CHENEY sighs with a grunt at the end of the vocalisation, expressing frustration turning into angry determination. He sets his jaw.

CHENEY: "We can't afford survivors from these ass-holes. They're operatives! Or they were supposed to be, at some time or another. Shit!"

NORAD GENERAL: "Sir, do you want me to take some action, or just continue tracking?"

CHENEY: "What the hell is the matter with you today, Numb Nuts? It seems pretty obvious to me. WE DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO!"

NORAD GENERAL: "Yes, Sir, always. But what it comes down to, operations-wise, is either I hit this button, just this one button, or I don't."

CHENEY: "Ferchris sake, General, HIT THE GODDAMN BUTTON!"

NORAD GENERAL: "Sir, women and children . . . "

CHENEY: "What the fuck is this? The violin treatment?"

NORAD GENERAL: "You're authorizing the button then?"

CHENEY: "General, once we get through this, it never happened anyway, okay? You know, when I think this over, we've had a damn-near perfect day so far, considering everything, and I'm not gonna risk messing it up now. So I'll say it just one more time, HIT THE GODDAMN BUTTON! And don't worry about it -- nobody bats a thousand ALL the time."

Great post 03.Apr.2005 06:53

Tony Blair's dog

Thank you.

why? 05.Apr.2005 20:19


Hey Blairdog- WHY is it a great post? What are you, the great arbiter? Nero sez thumbs up? Two word analysis is an art you haven't really mastered. It IS a great post, but we're wondering just WHY you think so.

Global Guardian 19.Oct.2005 21:24


also see... http://911review.org/Sept11Wiki/Cheney,Richard.shtml From 911Encyclopedia: During the election campaign for George Bush, in August 2000, Vice President Dick Cheney stepped down as CEO of Halliburton Root and Brown (->), but still had a considerable shareholding in the conglomerate. Halliburton worked together with Unocal, who had big interests in the Afghanistan region. Richard Celler, former director of "UNOCAL Pakistan Ltd" once said: "...UNOCAL controlled is best contacts, into US-government circle around US-vice president Cheney, that at a project office to the line plan involved. In addition assured "UNOCAL...() the cooperation of influential lobbyist as well as Ex-Secretary of State Kissinger (->) , the earlier US-ambassador in Pakistan, Robert Oakley, and the former colleague of the UN-Sondermission in Afghanistan, Charlie Santos, also US-American.." In 1996, Unocal (advisor at that time was Henry Kissinger ->) signed an agreement with the Taliban and the Afghan NorthernAlliance giving Unocal the go-ahead to build a south-bound pipeline through Afghansitan to Pakistan and the expanding Asain market. Halliburton was UNOCALs construction partner. In 1997, a multinational consortium was evaluating construction of a Central Asia Gas (CentGas ->) pipeline between Turkmenistan and Pakistan. Part of this pipeline would have crossed western Afghanistan. However, Unocal pulled out of the consortium in 1998 and the pipeline was never constructed. From the original Ground Zero Forum archive: "In June 2001, Cheney asked Indian opposition leader Sonia Gandhi about a multimillion-dollar debt owed to Enron from a major energy project in India. A Cheney aide said, the vice president has had three meetings with Indian officials since the Bush administration took office. The $64 million Enron debt has come up just once, in the June 27th meeting with the opposition leader. Halliburton, in the same time finished new deals with the US Defence. In 2001 the "Fasttrax consortium team" [US/UK] provided tank transporter service to British Army include Oshkosh Truck Corporation and Deutsche Bank. Local partners of FastTrax include King Trailers Limited, who produce "Disaster Recovery Vehicles" for the middle east region. King Consortium is a subsidiary of the Haliburton Company. Sources: http://defence-data.com/current/pagerip2.htm#EURM http://www.kingtrailers.co.uk/Specialist/ http://www.kingtrailers.co.uk/KingTrailers/newsDet.asp?NewsID=13 In August 2001, King Trailers finished another deal with MechTool Engineering, a pioneer "in the design of fire, blast and acoustic protection". Based in Darlington, the company has an international presence through agents and alliances in the Far East, Middle East, Australia, Canada and Norway. King Trailers is a consortium member of Fasttrax, who signed contracts in £300m Army Contract. http://www.kingtrailers.co.uk/KingTrailers/newsDet.asp?NewsID=6 MechTool has many "alliances in the Far East [and] Middle East". http://www.mechtool.co.uk/company_profile.htm In March 2000, Military Magazine Janes (->) already reported, that "seven consortia were invited to submit outline proposals for the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) service and eventually two companies, Defence Heavy Equipment (Serco Military teamed with MAN truck) and FastTrax (Brown & Root teamed with Oshkosh Truck), went through to the final stage. The official endorsement of the preferred bidder due later this year." http://www.janes.com/defence/land_forces/market_review/jmvl_2000_2001/military_vehicles_and_logistics_2000-2001_09.shtml The BBC confirmed in December 2001 the August 2001 deal, which took place only a few weeks before the Sep11th attack. "A private consortium called FastTrax headed by Brown and Root (->), a subsidiary of US oil services giant Halliburton, has become the preferred bidder for a £300m contract to provide the British Army's new tank transporters." http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1689000/1689031.stm On December 3rd, 2001, BBC said, that "Britain's contribution to the ongoing struggle in Afghanistan" could be worth" about £13bn over a number of years". Cheney always played the mystery man. During Summer 2001, Cheney was working on a "top secret" Energy Development Task Force. Immediately after the Sep11th attack, Cheney (who had four heart attacks in the last few years) vanished for various times from the political landscape. In fact his whereabouts had been questioned various times until he suddenly announce a trip to the Middle East. In late 2002, he was responsible for the arrestment of a photographer. In the meantime, various US Congress Members like Sam Donaldson asked for an investigation of Halliburton + Dick Cheney, later supported by watch group Judicialwatch.Org and even the Gao. Donaldson pointed out: "A company that, in one year, changed its accounting rules to count $100 million of cost overence (ph) as revenue without telling their investors for more than a year. This was on the advice of Arthur Andersen. The company's Halliburton. The man who made that decision as CEO was Dick Cheney. Global Guardian
http://close.batcave.net/GlobalGuardian.html Raytheon at team8+ http://www.team8plus.org/forum_viewtopic.php?6.1370 http://911review.org/Sept11Wiki/Offutt-Case.shtml http://911review.org/Sept11Wiki/Raytheon.shtml terror drills http://911index.batcave.net reference articles on war games http://911.0catch.com/mitre_2001.html