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Norad exercise just prior to Airplanes as weapons
by xx
Wednesday Sep 18th, 2002 10:47 PM
Pdf file and jpgs from pdf report

Amalgam Virgo was a multiagency, bilateral air security exercise sponsored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)

The one in this pdf report happend just prior to 9/11 in the summer of 2001. They didn't know about the attack? So they say.

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2002/n06042002_200206043.html

NORAD-Sponsored Exercise Prepares For Worst-Case Scenarios

This year's exercise is a commercial airliner-hijacking scenario -- planned before the Sept. 11 attacks, Snyder said. Last year's exercise, he said, was a scenario involving a cruise missile launched by "a rogue (government) or somebody" from a barge off the East Coast.
§Front cover featuring Boogeyman Osama
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§Part atlking about airborne terrorism
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§Showing a crash into city buildings
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§hijack scenario Showing plane crossing to attack Washington
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by xx
Wednesday Sep 18th, 2002 10:49 PM
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from the AP archives

Agency planned exercise on Sept. 11 built around a plane crashing into a building

JOHN J. LUMPKIN; Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) _ In what the government describes as a bizarre coincidence, one U.S. intelligence agency was planning an exercise last Sept. 11 in which an errant aircraft would crash into one of its buildings. But the cause wasn't terrorism _ it was to be a simulated accident.
Officials at the Chantilly, Va.-based National Reconnaissance Office had scheduled an exercise that morning in which a small corporate jet would crash into one of the four towers at the agency's headquarters building after experiencing a mechanical failure.
The agency is about four miles from the runways of Washington Dulles International Airport.
Agency chiefs came up with the scenario to test employees' ability to respond to a disaster, said spokesman Art Haubold. No actual plane was to be involved _ to simulate the damage from the crash, some stairwells and exits were to be closed off, forcing employees to find other ways to evacuate the building.
"It was just an incredible coincidence that this happened to involve an aircraft crashing into our facility," Haubold said. "As soon as the real world events began, we canceled the exercise."
Terrorism was to play no role in the exercise, which had been planned for several months, he said.
Adding to the coincidence, American Airlines Flight 77 _ the Boeing 767 that was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon _ took off from Dulles at 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 50 minutes before the exercise was to begin. It struck the Pentagon around 9:40 a.m., killing 64 aboard the plane and 125 on the ground.
The National Reconnaissance Office operates many of the nation's spy satellites. It draws its personnel from the military and the CIA.
After the Sept. 11 attacks, most of the 3,000 people who work at agency headquarters were sent home, save for some essential personnel, Haubold said.
An announcement for an upcoming homeland security conference in Chicago first noted the exercise.
In a promotion for speaker John Fulton, a CIA officer assigned as chief of NRO's strategic gaming division, the announcement says, "On the morning of September 11th 2001, Mr. Fulton and his team ... were running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building. Little did they know that the scenario would come true in a dramatic way that day."
The conference is being run by the National Law Enforcement and Security Institute.
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On the Net:
National Reconnaissance Office: http://www.nro.gov/
Central Intelligence Agency: http://www.cia.gov/
National Law Enforcement and Security Institute: http:// http://www.nlsi.net/
Keywords: Washington
© The Associated Press
JOHN J. LUMPKIN; Associated Press Writer
Agency planned exercise on Sept. 11 built around a plane crashing into a building,08-21-2002



http://www.thememoryhole.org/911/cia-simulation.htm
On 9/11, CIA Was Running Simulation of a Plane Crashing into a Building

>>> Here's another admission which destroys the government's lie that it couldn't possibly have foreseen the use of planes to ram buildings.
The National Law Enforcement and Security Institute will be holding a conference called "Homeland Security: America's Leadership Challenge" in Chicago on 6 Sept 2002. The star speaker is Rudolph Giuliani. One of the other speakers is CIA man John Fulton. Here is the crucial sentence from the promotional literature for the conference:
On the morning of September 11th 2001, Mr. Fulton and his team at the CIA were running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building.

Fulton's entire passage from the promotional literature
John Fulton - Intelligence Networking & Analysis
On the morning of September 11th 2001, Mr. Fulton and his team at the CIA were running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building. Little did they know that the scenario would come true in a dramatic way that day. Information is the most powerful tool available in the homeland security effort. At the core of every initiative currently underway to protect our country and its citizens is the challenge of getting the right information to the right people at the right time. How can so much information from around the world be captured and processed in meaningful and timely ways? Mr. Fulton shares his insights into the intelligence community, and shares a vision of how today's information systems will be developed into even better counter-terrorism tools of tomorrow.

About John Fulton
John Fulton’s 25 years in the intelligence community has contributed to his recognition as an expert in risk & threat response analysis, scenario gaming, and strategic planning. He is on staff for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), currently serving as Chief of the Strategic War Gaming Division of the National Reconnaissance Office, and as a member of U.S. Joint Forces Command's Project Alpha - a prestigious "think tank" for advanced concepts related to such issues as homeland security. He formerly served as the mission director for our nation's satellite imagery program as well as replacing Army Astronaut Same Gemar as the Director of the National Security Space Master Plan for the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Space Communities under the auspices of the Deputy UnderSecretary of Defense (Space).
His counter-terrorism and homeland security responsibilities include advising the Director Central Intelligence Staff for Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshall's Office, and collaboration with the National Security Council.
In the private sector Fulton has developed a number of patents related to positioning, "smart GPS " applications, communications, and audio/video technology. He oversees the development of public & personal safety applications of these capabilities through SafeSTAR projects, and contributes to the strategic planning and conceptual design of the SafeSTAR Homeland Security Command Center.
One week after The Memory Hole first reported this story (14 August 2002), it was picked up by the Associated Press in the following article:
Agency planned drill for plane crash last Sept. 11
Associated Press
August 22, 2002
WASHINGTON -- In what the government describes as a bizarre coincidence, one U.S. intelligence agency was planning an exercise last Sept. 11 in which an errant aircraft crashed into one of its buildings. But the cause wasn't terrorism -- it was to be a simulated accident.
Officials at the Chantilly, Va.-based National Reconnaissance Office had scheduled an exercise that morning in which a small corporate jet crashed into one of the four towers at the agency's headquarters building after experiencing a mechanical failure.
The agency is about four miles from the runways of Washington Dulles International Airport.
Agency chiefs came up with the scenario to test employees' ability to respond to a disaster, said spokesman Art Haubold. To simulate the damage from the plane, some stairwells and exits were to be closed off, forcing employees to find other ways to evacuate the building.
"It was just an incredible coincidence that this happened to involve an aircraft crashing into our facility," Haubold said. "As soon as the real world events began, we canceled the exercise."
Terrorism was to play no role in the exercise, which had been planned for several months, he said.
Adding to the coincidence, American Airlines Flight 77 -- the Boeing 767 that was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon -- took off from Dulles at 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 50 minutes before the exercise was to begin. It struck the Pentagon around 9:40 a.m., killing 64 aboard the plane and 125 on the ground.
The National Reconnaissance Office operates many of the nation's spy satellites. It draws its personnel from the military and the CIA.
After the Sept. 11 attacks, most of the 3,000 people who work at agency headquarters were sent home, save for some essential personnel, Haubold said.
An announcement for an upcoming homeland security conference in Chicago first noted the exercise.
In a promotion for speaker John Fulton, a CIA officer assigned as chief of NRO's strategic gaming division, the announcement says, "On the morning of September 11th 2001, Mr. Fulton and his team ... were running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building. Little did they know that the scenario would come true in a dramatic way that day."
The conference is being run by the National Law Enforcement and Security Institute.

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Why was the pentagon planning for an airplane crash into pentagon. From the militarys own website. I included a capture of the photo page below, in case that part of the site is hard to load. (sometimes it is)

http://www.mdw.army.mil/news/Contingency_Planning.html

Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2000 — The fire and smoke from the downed passenger aircraft billows from the Pentagon courtyard. Defense Protective Services Police seal the crash sight. Army medics, nurses and doctors scramble to organize aid. An Arlington Fire Department chief dispatches his equipment to the affected areas.
Don Abbott, of Command Emergency Response Training, walks over to the Pentagon and extinguishes the flames. The Pentagon was a model and the "plane crash" was a simulated one.
Also
1999 report warned of possible suicide hijackings
http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/news/0502/18report.html
Clearly, spokesman Ari Fleischer was fibbing when he said the White House had "no warning" of the Sept. 11 plot. On Thursday, Fleischer and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice defended their failure to come clean about the early warning by insisting they had only been told about a "traditional" hijacking plot -- implying that no one could have imagined hijacked planes being used as weapons.

http://www.salon.com/politics/feature/2002/05/16/spin/index_np.html
by xx
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 3:58 PM
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The same Air school the supposed hijackers were using is also where some the Amalgam Virgo Exercise was run.

It includes some disturbing highlights about a possible "terrorist attack" on the USA and mentions for odd reason the Phoenix Flight School (where the FBI monitored some of the hijackers) and includes quotes by former DoD Henry H. Shelton and William Cohen:

PHOENIXAIR=http://www.phoenixair.com/
Phoenix Air Flight School
http://www.democraticunderground.com/duforum/DCForumID43/4877.html

Phoenix memo, Moussaoui information went to same FBI task force

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The July memo from a Phoenix, Arizona, FBI agent talking about Middle Eastern men taking flying lessons and the information about Zacarias Moussaoui arrested in August went to the same FBI task force at headquarters, according to an official. http://www.cnn.com/2002/LAW/05/27/inv.moussaoui.phoenixmemo.fbi/


by xx
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 4:08 PM
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Were avenger missiles setup in Florida to protect bush while Bush stayed and read to the children for almost half an hour after being told of the impact of flight 175 into the second tower.
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/schoolvideo.html

by xx
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 4:13 PM
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by xx
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 4:33 PM
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If the government wanted to remote comtrol the 9/11 planes would they have to be modifed?

Well not according to this report.

http://www.newscientist.com/hottopics/usterror/usterror.jsp?id=ns99991280

Autopilot could land hijacked planes

Aeroplane hijackings could be halted in progress with existing technologies, say aviation researchers, but the attempt would be risky.

"Most modern aircraft have some form of autopilot that could be re-programmed to ignore commands from a hijacker and instead take direction from the ground," says Jeff Gosling of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

If a hijacking were detected in progress, being able to control a plane from the ground would be crucial, says Gosling. "The only other thing you could do is shoot the target down."

Autopilot, the system that maintains altitude, speed, and direction during flight, is fully capable of landing a plane without help from the pilot, says aviation engineering researcher Dale Oderman at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. "We are already capable of flying unmanned military spy planes, so it is not far off to think that a remote system could land a commercial passenger jet."


Hijacking the fail-safe


However, Jeffrey Speyer, an aerospace engineer at the University of California, Los Angeles has qualms about the idea of remote control, saying that system could be a terrorist target itself.

He is devising a control system that would allow planes to fly close together in bird-like flocks. He says it could be adapted to override a hijacker's instructions, but "the system might be tampered with by the very people who you don't want taking over the plane."

The US Federal Aviation Administration experimented with remote landing of a commercial jet during the 1980's, says spokesperson Holly Baker at the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Centre in Atlantic City, New Jersey. However it has not been an active topic of research in recent years.

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Do you want to see how that would have looked? FoxTV ran a TV show a year before showing people in a government agency remote controlling a passenger plane in the WTC, so they can blame it on a terrorist group. As an excuse to declare a war.

Did they plant this script as braging rights, or as a means to discredit who knows?

Here is a link to video clip from that TV show you can download. http://www.indybay.org/news/2002/09/145289_comment.php#145399

Below is a frame capture from the showing the plane on remote control heading for the World Trade center!
by leaf
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 5:03 PM
He doesn't think it was remote controlled, although he didn't say why.

He did point out that only one of the callers from the planes talked about the hijackers being arab, which is bizarre considering these people were trying to say what was going on and that Americans define everyone by skin color and looks.
by xx
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 7:22 PM
Maybe the "Arabs" if thats who they were. Thought they were going to simple hijack the plane. When in fack the plane was then remotely controled into the buildings.

Of couse they magically find a passport and other letters from the terrorist even though non of the black boxes could be found. How handy!

Rescue workers sifting through the tons of rubble earlier discovered a passport belonging to one of the suspected hijackers a few blocks from where the World Trade Center's twin towers once stood.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1546927.stm

No ones knows what happened because EIGHT (8) indestructible black boxes (2
on each flight) were destroyed or reportedly damaged beyond possible
restoration. Guess that is why they are referred to as indestructible. The
crash in Pennsylvania did not even cause an explosion. Even if it had, the
boxes are designed to withstand twice the maximum heat that can be
generated by a jet fuel fire. Why didn't they show us the destroyed boxes?
by xx
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 7:27 PM
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Amid reports in the days after the September 11 attacks that two of the hijackers, Saeed Alghamdi and Ahmed Alghamdi received flight training at Florida’s Pensacola Naval Air Station, a new dot has been connected which may shed more light on past revelations that 9/11 terrorists learned to fly at secure United States military bases.

Royal Saudi Air Force Major Ambarak S. Alghamdi had continued to remain in his position as a Pensacola Naval Air Station flight instructor after the 9/11 attacks, notwithstanding his Saudi Government ties - and that most of the terrorists were Saudis.

No reports are forthcoming, however, about whether Government investigators or victim family attorneys have yet sought information and biographical reports or files from the State Department or Saudi Arabian government as to whether the Saudi flight instructor was related to three FBI-named United and American Airlines hijackers who had the same Alghamdi surname.

An FBI press release (9-27-2001) listed the third Alghamdi - Hamza - as yet another hijacker who was on the same United Airlines 175 jet as Ahmed Alghamdi, both of whom crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center with doomed Americans.

Strangely, however, Saudi Major Ambarak Alghamdi is now dead - victim of a mysterious, unexplained, and largely uncommented-upon plane crash on May 8 in clear weather. Two other victims of the accident were from the Raytheon Corporation, which now owns technology via its E-Systems division that is capable of, “disrupting or taking down airplanes....with advanced guiding systems,” according to patented technology invented by Texas physicist Bernard J. Eastlund.

The specialized Raytheon technology is so secret, that according to reports, even the House and Senate are not being told how appropriations in the billions are being spent on its so-called ‘black’ projects - primarily developed for its main employer, the CIA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00085.htm
by xx
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 7:44 PM
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Ziad Jarrah is one of the best known of the 19 9/11 hijackers. What most people don't know, however, is that there were actually two Ziad Jarrahs: the one raised in Lebanon and who's picture has been widely circulated by the FBI, and the one that actually flew on Flight 93. The evidence of two is undeniable, and amazingly, we even have pictures of the second Jarrah.
http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/completetimeline/AAjarrah.html
by Sheepdog
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 8:06 PM
...that they "found" this document at the WTC
site? I don't.
by xx
Tuesday Sep 24th, 2002 11:28 PM
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/LEV209A.html
Atif Ahmed, 30, was scooped up by Scotland Yard detectives nine months ago after the FBI, working with the New York City police, linked him to accused "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui. At the time of Ahmed's arrest, law enforcement sources told ABC News they had found telephone records and other evidence suggesting that Ahmed, a British national, was a co-conspirator with Moussaoui.



Moussaoui seeks probe of 'British agent'
http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1031119493599&p=1012571727162


http://www.counterpunch.org/levich0925.html
Ahmed, you'll recall, was nabbed by Scotland Yard detectives in November, 2002, after the FBI said it found evidence suggesting he was a co-conspirator with accused "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui.

In subsequent months, Moussaoui has repeatedly and insistently identified Ahmed as a key player in the 9/11 conspiracy -- and as a British mole within Al Qaeda. Yet the mainstream press declined to investigate, and the elusive Ahmed vanished from the public record in what felt eerily like a press blackout. During the nine months following his arrest, Counterpunch was the only publication to point out that a pivotal figure in an upcoming "Trial of the Century" had been, well, mislaid.

Comes now the Financial Times with a September 19 story reporting that Ahmed was quietly released, without charge, a few days after his arrest. No longer an alleged terror conspirator, Ahmed is now characterized by unnamed UK security sources (presumably MI5) as merely a "minor figure in the London Islamist underground."
by mary
Monday Jan 13th, 2003 6:18 PM
Bush and his oil /cocaine hourde did it.