Dick Cheney Only Had to Delay Things a
Couple of Minutes to Reach his Long-Sought Goals
CIA director Leon Panetta
told the New Yorker:
"When you read behind it, it’s almost as if
he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in
order to make his point."
News commentator Ed Schultz
said today that Cheney is wishing for a terrorist attack
on the U.S.
What should we make of all this?
Well, everyone knows that Cheney is
Cheney is also
the guy who:
Blast from the Past
Okay, Cheney is a bad apple. But that's not all.
Remember that Cheney falsely claimed that there was a link
between 9/11 and Iraq, but has recently admitted there was
never any evidence to back up such a claim.
Remember also that the torture program which Cheney created
was specifically aimed at
producing false confessions in an attempt to
link Iraq and 9/11.
A well-known writer
said of Dick Cheney:
For his entire career, he sought
untrammeled power. The Bush presidency and 9/11 finally gave
it to him . . . .
Indeed, as I've previously
- The decision to launch the Iraq war was
- The neocons who now run the U.S.
before 9/11, that they could not institute their plans
for global domination without a "new Pearl Harbor"
So Cheney had a lot of motivation to
"accidentally" let 9/11 happen.
Cheney also knew 9/11 was going to happen.
The government knew that terrorists could use planes as
weapons -- and had even run its own drills of planes being
used as weapons against the World Trade Center and other U.S.
high-profile buildings, using REAL airplanes -- all
before 9/11. Indeed, the government heard the 9/11 plans
from the hijackers' own mouths
Indeed, Cheney was in charge of all
counter-terrorism exercises, activities and responses on 9/11
this Department of State announcement;
this CNN article; and
this essay). So he was in a perfect position to
"accidentally" let it happen.
He Only Had to Wait a Couple of Minutes
Before you say "that's a crazy conspiracy theory", please note
that Cheney would have only had to delay normal military
response a couple of minutes
to let the 9/11 attacks succeed.
Specifically, the Secretary of Transportation testified to the
"During the time that the airplane was coming into the
Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to
the Vice President … the plane is 50 miles out…the plane is
30 miles out….and when it got down to the plane is 10 miles
out, the young man also said to the vice president “do the
orders still stand?” And the Vice President turned and
whipped his neck around and said “Of course the orders still
stand, have you heard anything to the contrary!?"
(This testimony is confirmed
A retired 27-year CIA analyst who prepared
and presented Presidential Daily Briefs and served as a
high-level analyst for several presidents stated that
the Pentagon is a heavily-defended building, with defensive
weapons on the roof. This matches a Pentagon employee’s
statement that she was told
"you are now standing in one of the most secure building in
all of the United States".
And a former air traffic controller, who
knows the flight corridor which the two planes which hit the
Twin Towers flew "like the back of my hand", and who handled
two actual hijackings, says that
that planes can be tracked on radar even when their
transponders are turned off, and that Donald Rumsfeld and the
Pentagon tracked three of the four flights from the point of
their hijacking to hitting their targets (also, listen to
this diagram shows that the hijacked planes flew over numerous
military bases on 9/11 before crashing. See also
this essay regarding the stand down of the military; and
this war game proposal created before 9/11 revolving around
Bin Laden and including "live-fly exercises" involving real
planes, later confirmed by
this official Department of Defense website. And remember
that, according to
CBS news, radar shows Flight 77 did a downward spiral,
turning almost a complete circle and dropping the last 7,000
feet in two-and-a-half minutes.
All Cheney had to do was delay normal defensive procedures a
couple of minutes to
let the plane slam into the Pentagon. It was obvious by that
time that the 9/11 attacks were not random instances of "pilot
error". Cheney - in charge of counter-terrorism on 9/11 -
simply had to watch the plane approach from many miles away
and yell at everyone that “the orders still stand” to let the
By just delaying for a few
minutes, Cheney's long-dreamed Iraq and Afghanistan
wars, imperial ambitions as described by the Project for a New
American Century, and increase of powers domestically would
all be justified.
Given Cheney's masterminding of a program torture to produce
false information about 9/11, fake intelligence regarding WMDs
to justify the Iraq war, centralization of power in the
executive branch, assassinations and other hanky panky, and
the rest of Cheney's biography, do you really think he
couldn't delay things a
couple of minutes to reach all of this goals?
Postscript: The 9/11 Commissioners themselves now doubt the
"official" 9/11 story:
- The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission
(John Farmer) - who led the 9/11 staff's inquiry -
said "At some level of the government, at some point in
time...there was an agreement not to tell the truth about
what happened". He also
said "I was shocked at how different the truth was from
the way it was described .... The tapes told a radically
different story from what had been told to us and the public
for two years.... This is not spin. This is not true."
- The Commission's co-chairs
said that the CIA (and likely the White House)
"obstructed our investigation"