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       Introduction & Section 1, Part 1
       by Illarion Bykov and Jared Israel
       [Posted 14 November 2001]

       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 

       "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 
       --'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 
       off-course, transponder failures and possible hijackings, are 
       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 

       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 
       Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force General Richard B. 

       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 
       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 

       SECTION 1, PART 1: Why did no fighter jets 'scramble' to 
protect Washington 


       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:


       "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)


       "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 

       "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 
       devastating attack on the Pentagon..."
       --'San Diego Union-Tribune' 12 September 2001. (5)

       Andrews Air Force Base is a huge installation. It hosts two 

       * the 121st Fighter Squadron (FS-121) of the 113th Fighter Wing 
       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. 


       "...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 
       agencies in combating drug trafficking in the District of 
Colombia. [They] 
       are full partners with the active Air Force"
       --DC Military (6)


       "In the best tradition of the Marine Corps, a 'few good men and 
       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 
       Similarly, the official Andrews AFB Website has been 'down' 
       mid-September. Fortunately, it can be accessed by going to 
       and entering www.andrews.af.mil .

       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.:

       For example: 

       " 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 
       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 
       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 
       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 
       --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 
       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:
       Backup at:

       (4) 'USA TODAY,' September 17, 2001 Monday, FINAL EDITION, Pg. 
       "Shoot-down order issued on morning of chaos," by Jonathan 
       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: 

       Backup at:

       (6) Current link is:
       Backup at : 

       (7) 'Sunday Telegraph,' (London), 14 September 2001
       Article at:
       Backup at:

       (8) 'Denver Post,' 11 September 2001
       To view this article on the Web, search for Article ID: 1075896 
       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 
       Full transcript at:
       Backup transcript at:

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