September 11th, 2001 - Anomalies

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September 11, 2001 - An overview of some important facts to keep in mind when thinking about the events of that day.

Anomalies

-Did you know that if Flight 77 - the Boeing 757 jet which is alleged by some to have crashed into the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001 - were to have been flown, as estimated by the Pentagon Performance Report, at around 400 miles per hour less than 20 feet above the ground [which would have been necessary if the plane were to have hit the first floor of the Pentagon as claimed], then such aerodynamic factors as downwash reaction, ground effect energy, jet-blast effects, vortex compression, and wake turbulence would have come into play, and such forces would have made accomplishing such a feat [that is, crashing into the first floor of the Pentagon] impossible to do?

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-Did you know that forces such as tip vortices, downwash sheet, and the compressibility effect which would be created by a 200,000 pound commercial jet flying close to the ground at approximately 400 miles per hour [the claimed speed of the Flight 77 when it allegedly hit the Pentagon] would prevent such an aircraft from getting any closer to the ground than about 60 feet, or roughly half the distance of the commercial aircraft's wingspan?

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-Did you know that due to the foregoing set of aerodynamic forces, a commercial jet the size of Flight 77 could not possibly have crashed into the first floor of the Pentagon as claimed by the Pentagon officials unless there were a substantial reduction in the 400 mile per hour speed of a commercial 757 aircraft, and, yet, the Pentagon Performance Report insists that Flight 77 struck the Pentagon on the first floor while traveling at a speed of around 400 miles per hour?

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-Did you know that the aforementioned minimum height of 60 feet above the ground would have caused the body of a Boeing 757 to crash into the third, fourth and fifth floors … not the first floor as claimed by the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that although there is damage on the upper floors of the Pentagon, there is no evidence that a 200,000 pound 757 Boeing traveling at 400 miles per hour struck the upper floors of the Pentagon?

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-Did you know there are a number of eyewitnesses who claim to have seen an American Airlines Boeing 757 fly into the first floor of the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001?

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-Did you know that such alleged eyewitness testimony is directly contradicted by considerations involving powerful aerodynamic reactive forces such as ground effect energy, vortex compression, and downwash reactions that would have been in play with a 200,000 pound aircraft flying at 400 miles per hour less than 20 feet above the ground?

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-Did you know that when forensic evidence or scientific evidence contradicts eyewitness testimony, then one must look to psychological factors involving misperception, illusion, false memory syndrome, the misinformation effect, undue influence, confabulation, bias, expectation, suggestibility, framing, and so on to explain why people may not have seen what they believed they saw or were led to believe they saw?

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-Did you know that there is an embankment which falls off a number of feet separating the Pentagon lawn from the highway running past the Pentagon and that experienced airline pilots say it would have been impossible for a 200,000 pound commercial jet flying at 400 miles per hour to be maneuvered so that it would drop four or five feet in order to be able to line up with the first floor of the Pentagon in the relatively short space encompassed by the edge of the highway, the embankment drop off, and the area of the lawn leading to the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that although there were five lamp posts which were believed to have been knocked down by whatever hit the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001, there are a number of other lamp posts which would have been within the area covered by the 125 foot wingspan of a Boeing 757 and which were along the alleged flight path of the about to crash commercial jet, and, yet, these lampposts were left untouched?

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-Did you know that there were large, overhead, Department of Transportation traffic signs on the portion of highways running near the Pentagon which were along the alleged flight path of Flight 77 as it approached the Pentagon, and, yet, these traffic signs were not hit by whatever hit the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that there were several very large 6 foot tall cable spools being used in the construction project at the Pentagon which were directly in front of the section of the Pentagon struck by 'whatever' and, yet, these cable spools of were not hit or damaged by a 200,000 pound jet flying at 400 miles an hour which, supposedly, went right through the area occupied by the spools?

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-Did you know that a jet crashing into the Pentagon would generate an aviation-fueled fireball, but this fireball [which does not involve any shock wave] is not remotely like the blast created by a explosive device which does generate a subsequent shock wave?

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-Did you know that there are significant differences between blast and burn injuries – burn injuries would occur in the event of a fuel-air fire such as would occur if a Boeing 757 crashed into the Pentagon, whereas blast injuries are due to the way a blast wave which is created by an explosion causes bodily damage [often internal] as a result of the manner in which compressed air from the explosion's shock wave strikes the body?

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-Did you know that Captain Stephen S. Frost of the Medical Corps stated: "We saw many blast injuries" [such as pulmonary injuries, gastrointestinal blast injuries, concussions, secondary (being hit by debris propelled by shock wave) and tertiary blast injuries (being injured as a result of being thrown by the force of a blast's shock wave] at the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001?

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-Did you know that Runway 15 of Regan National Airport is less than a mile south of the Pentagon and that the Pentagon lies directly under the flight path for Runway 15?

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-Did you know that Runway 19 of Regan National Airport is just to the east of the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that less than 10 minutes prior to something hitting the Pentagon, there had been a national grounding order given by the FAA and that any planes in the vicinity of Regan National Airport would have been ordered to land?

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-Did you know that when some people claimed to see low flying Boeing commercial jets near the Pentagon, they may have been seeing a jet which was responding to the national grounding order and coming in for a landing at Regan National Airport?

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-Did you know that a airplane coming in for a landing in response to the grounding order would not show up on primary radar because its altitude would be below the tracking capabilities of primary radar equipment?

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-Did you know that although following 9/11 Donald Rumsfeld claimed no one could possibly have foreseen commercial airplanes crashing into the Pentagon, nonetheless, 10 months prior to 9/11, the Office of the Secretary of Defense ran an extensive exercise in which a commercial airliner crashed into the Pentagon “killing” 341 people?

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-Did you know that on April 18th, 2004 USA Today ran a story which reported that NORAD had run numerous exercises prior to 9/11 featuring drills involving hijacked aircraft being used as weapons?

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-Did you know that one of the exercises run by NORAD involved hijacked jets crashing into the Pentagon and that such exercises entailed “track detection and identification” , “scramble and interception”, “hijack procedures”, “internal and external agency coordination”, and “communications security procedures”?

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-Did you know that one of these NORAD exercises had been planned in July 2001 and was supposed to run on September 11th, 2001 and involved jet planes which had been hijacked from Washington State and Utah?

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-Did you know that in early June of 2001 – a little over three months prior to 9/11 -- NORAD ran an exercise called Amalgam Virgo which, among other things, featured the following details: (1) an 'Usama bin Laden terror theme; (2) terrorist hijacking of a commercial jet; (3) use of the hijacked planes in a suicide attack; (4) coordinated attacks on multiple targets; (5) attacking cities, large buildings and civilian targets?

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-Did you know that in May of 2001, the Arlington County Fire Department ran an exercise which involved a Boeing 757 commercial jet crashing into the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that April Gallop was working in the E-Ring (outermost) section of the West portion of the Pentagon on the morning of 9/11 and was within 40 feet of the place where the commercial jet allegedly struck the building?

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-Did you know that after April Gallop pulled herself out from beneath the debris which was on top of her as a result of the Pentagon event and after finding her infant son beneath the rubble and after helping uncover some other people who also were buried beneath the debris that as she walked out of the Pentagon near where the destructive event had occurred that she saw no metal parts of a plane, she saw no luggage, and she saw no plane seats -- she just saw office equipment such as computers, papers, chairs?

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-Did you know that April Gallop reported that there were no fires burning in her area of the building as she made her way out of the Pentagon very near the devastated sections which had been caused by the Pentagon events?

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-Did you know that April Gallop indicates that none of the things she touched was hot and none of the things on which she walked [she was in bare feet because she had lost her shoes when covered in debris] was hot as she carefully worked her way through the debris while leaving the building?

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-Did you know that April Gallop reported that there was no jet fuel on her or her child or on any of the people she helped from the building?

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-Did you know that April Gallop's wrist watch was stopped at 9:30 a.m. which is two minutes earlier than when all of the wall clocks in the devastated area stopped as a result of the violent Pentagon event and that this time is 7-8 minutes earlier than when The 9/11 Commission Report claims that a commercial jet airliner hit the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that although the Pentagon knew two planes already had struck the Twin Towers and that although they knew another hijacked plane was supposedly being tracked as heading for Washington, April Gallop heard no alert, heads-up, or alarm to exit the building even though nearly a half hour had passed since the second of the Twin Towers had been struck?

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-Did you know that on the morning of September 11th, 2001, both Sgt. William Lagasse and Sgt. Chadwick Brooks of the Pentagon Police Force were at the CITGO station about a quarter of a mile away from the West face of the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that both Sgt. Lagasse and Sgt. Brooks quite independently of one another, both provided eyewitness testimony that completely contradicts The 9/11 Commission Report claim concerning the flight path of the plane which supposedly hit the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that according to Sgt. Lagasse and Sgt. Brooks the large jet which they saw, flew across an area completely on the north side of the CITGO gas station and that in order for The 9/11 Commission Report's account of the alleged flight path for American Airlines 77 to be correct, the plane would have had to have flown diagonally toward the Pentagon across an area on the south side of the CITGO station?

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-Did you know that the account given in the Pentagon Performance Report concerning the damage to the Pentagon is consistent with the account given in The 9/11 Commission Report concerning the alleged flight path of the commercial jet which supposedly hit the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that the testimony of Sgt. Lagasse and Sgt. Brooks places the plane they saw on a course to strike the Pentagon in a manner which is completely at odds with and, therefore, contradicts the damage report which was detailed in the Pentagon Performance Report and, therefore, as well, their testimony contradicts the account of Flight 77 given in The 9/11 Commission Report?

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-Did you know that Robert Turcios who was working at the CITGO gas station on the morning of September 11th, 2001 independently confirms the description given by Sgt. Lagasse and Sgt. Brooks -- namely, that a large jet plane was flying low and approaching the Pentagon's West face across an area on the north side of the CITGO gas station and was not flying across an area on the south side of the CITGO station as described by The 9/11 Commission Report and the Pentagon Performance Report?

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-Did you know that the testimony of Robert Turcios, Sgt. Lagasse, and Sgt. Brooks all indicates that the plane they saw could not possibly have knocked down the five light poles which were claimed by the "official story" to have been knocked down by Flight 77 because the latter light poles were nowhere near the flight path of the plane which was described by Turcios, Lagasse, and Brooks?

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-Did you know that although the "official story" claims that a C-130 military plane was ordered to follow and observe the commercial jet flying near the Pentagon, none of the foregoing individuals [that is, Robert Turcios, Sgt. Lagasse, and Sgt. Brooks] reports seeing any other plane in the vicinity or seeing any other plane flying near the Pentagon in the seconds which followed the fireball they saw erupt at the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that a number of veteran commercial pilots of 757/767 Boeing jets have done experiments with jet simulators seeking to recreate the conditions of flying a commercial jet into a target like either of the twin towers and that more than two-thirds of these fully qualified pilots who tried to find ways of making the transition from the observed flight paths of the 9/11 hijacked planes to the final task of lining up the planes to hit the targets [i.e., the twin towers] failed to accomplish their objective?

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-Did you know that on February 13th, 1975 there was a substantial fire which broke out in the North Tower of the World Trade Center?

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-Did you know that this fire spread over at least 65% of the 11th floor of the North Tower [including the core area], and, as well, the fire spread down to the ninth floor and as far up as the 19th floor?

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-Did you know that this 1975 fire raged for more than three hours … which is more than twice as long as the fire that burned in the North Tower on September 11th and more than three times as long as the fire that burned in the South Tower on September 11th?

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-Did you know that the 1975 fire in the North Tower burned at temperatures more than 700 degrees Celsius which is hotter than any hard evidence shows that the fires burned in the twin towers on September 11th?

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-Did you know that as a result of these 700 degree Celsius temperatures windows broke during the 1975 fire but on September 11th no windows were observed to have broken as a result of the fires and, therefore, this indicates that the temperatures of the twin tower fires on September 11th were less than 700 degrees Celsius temperatures of the 1975 fire?

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-Did you know that despite the 1975 fire burning for over three hours -- which was substantially longer than what occurred on September 11th, 2001 -- and despite the 1975 North Tower fire burning at temperatures which were higher than evidence indicates the fires burned in the twin towers on 9/11, there was no structural damage to the North Tower in the 1975 fire -- including the floor trusses – and nothing in the steel-framed structure portions of the building needed to be replaced as a result of that 1975 fire?

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-Did you know that during the Fall of 1999, General Hugh Shelton, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, directed General Peter Schoomaker, head of Special Operations Command, to establish an intelligence program through which to monitor the activities of al-Qaeda and that this operation was given the code name 'Able Danger?

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-Did you know that in January/February 2000, Able Danger was able to establish the identities of five different al-Qaeda cells including one in Brooklyn, New York?

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-Did you know that the Brooklyn cell was said to include Muhammad Atta, the alleged hijack pilot of Flight 11, Marwan al-Shehhi, the alleged hijack pilot of Flight 175, Nawaf al-Hamzi, an alleged participant in the American Airlines 77 hijacking, and Khalid Almihdhar, another alleged hijacker on Flight 77?

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-Did you know that more than a year prior to 9/11 that James D. Smith, a contractor connected to the Able Danger operation [he worked for Orion Scientific Systems], was able to establish a link between Mohammed Atta and Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman who was convicted in association with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and was also able to obtain a picture of Atta via a private researcher in California who specialized in finding such information?

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-Did you know that James D. Smith prepared a flow chart for Able Danger concerning the links among various al-Qaeda discovered to be working in the United States?

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-Did you know that on August 28, 2005, James D. Smith indicated on Fox News that Mohammed Atta was a part of the flow chart which he had prepared for Able Danger prior to 9/11?

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-Did you know that a Naval commanding officer, Scott Philpott, who was the leader of Able Danger, stated he clearly recalls that Mohammed Atta had been identified by Able Danger by January/February of 2000?

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-Did you know that Lt. Colonel Shaffer, a core member of Able Danger, contacted FBI agent Xanthig Magnum to set up a meeting between representatives of Able Danger and the FBI concerning what had been uncovered with respect to al-Qaeda activities in the United States?

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-Did you know that on three separate occasions, meetings between members of Able Danger and the FBI had been arranged via the efforts of Shaffer and Magnum, nevertheless, and, yet, on each occasion the meetings were cancelled by the Pentagon's Major General Geoffrey Lambert?

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-Did you know that Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer indicated that a two-star general threatened to take punitive action against Shaffer if Able Danger did not stop looking into the activities of Mohammed Atta?

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-Did you know that Erik Kleinsmith, a former Major in the Army who had been a part of the Able Danger operation, was ordered by the Pentagon to destroy all the charts, information, and data collected through Able Danger?

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-Did you know that some of the information acquired by Able Danger prior to 9/11 was summarized in the Presidential Daily Briefing of August 6, 2001 – the one titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the US”?

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-Did you know that Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer met with Philip Zelikow, the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission on October 21, 2003 at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to speak about the findings of Able Danger?

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-Did you know that when Lt. Colonel Shaffer tried to contact Philip Zelikow again in January 2004, the Executive Director did not respond?

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-Did you know The 9/11 Commission Report did not include a discussion of the material presented to the Commission by Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer and the Commission claimed, without explanation or factual support to justify such an assertion, that the Able Danger material was “historically insignificant”?

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-Did you know that Lt. Colonel Shaffer has had his security clearance withdrawn and that the Pentagon threatened to cancel his family health insurance?

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-Did you know that all charts, data, and material associated with Able Danger were ordered destroyed by the Pentagon?

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-Did you know that although some 9/11 skeptics believe the Able Danger operation was nothing more than an intelligence community Psy-Op meant to lend support to the official government narrative concerning 9/11, the fact of the matter is that irrespective of the ultimate motives underlying the creation of Able Danger, the members of the Abel Danger program have clearly established that well before 9/11 the government had specific knowledge about al-Qaeda activities within the United States and not only failed to exercise due diligence with respect to that information but, prior to 9/11, there were elements within the Pentagon which sought to disrupt the Able Danger operation, and, furthermore, following September 11th, 2001, there were elements within the 9/11 Commission – such as Philip Zelikow -- which sought to suppress such information by failing to include it in The 9/11 Commission Report?

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-Did you know that prior to 9/11, Ptech, which has changed its name to GoAgile, was a small software company in Quincy, Massachusetts that specialized in artificial intelligence programs?

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-Did you know that among the clients of Ptech were the FAA, FBI, NATO, the Secret Service, the Air Force, and the Department of Navy?

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-Did you know that in the two years prior to 9/11, Ptech was working in conjunction with a company called Mitre Corporation at the FAA, and their collective task was to study and come up with solutions concerning improving the quality of the interaction between the FAA and NORAD during emergencies?

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-Did you know that some of the Ptech software enabled one to monitor the operations of a computer system as well as to be able to make changes in those operations without anyone knowing of one's presence in the system?

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-Did you know that before 9/11 Indira Singh was working on a security surveillance software program for JP Morgan, and Singh had been told by various sources that Ptech might be able to provide an artificial intelligence core which would help her surveillance software program to operate effectively?

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-Did you know that during a meeting at her bank with the Ptech software company people she became suspicious with respect to some of what was going on during her interaction with the Ptech personnel?

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-Did you know that she began to investigate Ptech and discovered that one of the founders and principal financial backers of Ptech was Yassin al-Qadi who was placed on a US terror list in October 2001?

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-Did you know that Indira Singh attempted top bring these matter to the attention of the 9/11 Commission?

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-Did you know that her expertise and testimony is not reflected in The 9/11 Commission Report?

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-Did you know that the Ptech founder and financier Yassin al-Qadi had been investigated by Chicago-based FBI agent Robert Wright during the 1990s in relation to money laundering operations involving various terrorist organizations?

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-Did you know that Agent Robert Wright considered Yassin al-Qadi to be bin Laden's “banker”?

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-Did you know that Agent Wright's research concerning Yassin al-Qadi and the founders/financers of Ptech led him to discover that Ptech was backed by a financial organization known as BMI which was shown to have ties with both Hamas and al-Qaeda?

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-Did you know that these financial investigations by Agent Wright were shut down by the FBI in the late 1990s?

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-Did you know that Agent Wright's frustration with, and concern about, the FBI's failure to act on his pre-9/11 intelligence, as well as the interference he encountered during his investigation as a result of the activities of certain individuals within the FBI, led Agent Wright to author a 500-page manuscript entitled: Fatal Betrayals of the Intelligence Mission that Wright is being prevented by the FBI from releasing to the public?

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-Did you know that in a May 2002 press conference, Robert Wright stated: "Knowing what I know, I can confidently say that until the investigative responsibilities for terrorism are removed from the FBI, I will not feel safe."

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-Did you know that nearly twenty minutes before President Bush ever stepped into the classroom at the Emma T. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, the Secret Service already knew one hijacked commercial airline had crashed into the North Tower and that another commercial jet had been hijacked and was heading toward New York, and, yet, the Secret Service did nothing to stop the President from going into the classroom and did nothing to move the President to safety or take the school children out of harms way [by removing the President] and did nothing to move the President to a command center where the President might have had the opportunity to effectively assess or respond to the situation as it was unfolding?

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-Did you know that when the Secret Service permitted the President to stay in the classroom after Andrew Card notified the President about a second tower being hit and that "America was under attack" that this was a completely separate failure of due diligence on the part of the Secret Service than the due diligence it failed to exercise prior to the President's entering into the classroom?

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