Wednesday, January 21, 2009

'The 9/11 Commission Report' exposed in the Washington Times today

To expose the "fatally flawed" 9/11 Commission Report, the Wisdom Fund placed a quarter-page advertisement in the Washington Times, Commemorative Section, January 21 (page E7, bottom right).

Hundreds of military and intelligence officials, engineers and architects, pilots and aviation professionals, scholars and media personnel, survivors and family members do not believe 'The 9/11 Commission Report'

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cheney: No evidence that Bin Laden responsible for 9/11

On March 29, 2006, on The Tony Snow Show, Vice President Dick Cheney stated: "So we've never made the case, or argued the case, that somehow Osama Bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming."

Thursday, January 01, 2009

When did Fort Meyer Fire Department Foam Unit 161 arrive at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001?

When did Fort Meyer Fire Department (FMFD) Foam Unit 161, and Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) Foam Unit 331, arrive at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and why does it matter?

National Airport's aircraft rescue firefighters (ARFF) foam units "knocked down the bulk of the fire in the first seven minutes after their arrival," said Captain Michael Defina, who was the shift commander that day at Reagon National Airport (National Fire Protection Association Journal, November 1, 2001—original removed, but available elsewhere).

Captain Defina, who had been at the site of a motor vehicle accident, arrived at the Pentagon "two to three minutes" after he "saw a smoke plume arise" from the Pentagon.

FMFD Unit 161 at the Pentagon before Flight 77 strike?

"Captain Defina drove onto the heliport and directed Foam Unit 331 to set up there, where Fort Myer Rescue Engine 161 had established a hydrant water supply. The only other firefighting apparatus he saw on the west side was Arlington County's Engine and Truck 105 on the far north end. Their crews went into the building to conduct search and rescue."

From the photo and diagram above, it appears that the crew of Engine 161 are seen entering the Pentagon's heliport side entrance (shown in the diagram at bottom center). Engine 161 is just left of the entrance. The gap in the Pentagon wall after the collapse of its roof would be on the right—either on the edge, or just off the photo.

"While Foam Unit 331 hit the fire with foam from its roof and bumper turrets, Rescue Engine 335's four-person crew used hand lines in an attempt to control the fires".

MWAA Unit 331 at the Pentagon

Why does this matter?

Let's contruct a timeline of events at the Pentagon, and see if it tells us anything.

9:29 - Flight 77 is at 7000 feet, 38 miles west of the Pentagon (9/11 Commission Report, p9).

9:37 - Flight 77 traveling at 530 mph hits the Pentagon (9/11 Commission Report, p10).

9:38 - FMFD Foam Unit 161 is on fire at the Pentagon (Arlington County After-Action Report, Annex pages A-4 and A-5).

9:xx - Captain Defina arrives at Pentagon "two to three minutes" after seeing a plume of smoke.

9:xx - Captain Defina's Engine 331 "knocked down the bulk of the fire in the first seven minutes after their arrival".

9:40 - FAA grounds all flights at U.S. airports (FOX Facts, May 3, 2006).

9:41 - ACFD fire Truck 105 arrives at the Pentagon Arlington County After-Action Report, Appendix 1).

9:41 - ACFD Battalion Chief Cornwell arrives and assumes Incident Command (Arlington County After-Action Report, Appendix 1).

9:41 - Command established (9/11 Commission Report, p314).

9:48 - ACFD Assistant Chief Schwartz arrives and assumes Incident Command (Arlington County After-Action Report, Appendix 1).

9:55 - Incident commander orders evacuation of impacted areas (9/11 Commission Report, p315).

9:57 - A partial collapse occurs (9/11 Commission Report, p314).

10:15 - Incident commander orders full evacuation (9/11 Commission Report, p315).

Was the "plume of smoke" that Captain Defina saw from the crash of Flight 77, or from the bomb reported at the Pentagon at 9:32 by Barbara Honegger?

The debris seen in the photo of Foam Unit 161 is consistent with an explosion inside the Pentagon. The fires in the photo below appear to have started after Unit 161 arrived, and not the fire "knocked down . . . in the first seven minutes after their arrival" by the crew of Unit 331.

At the Dept. of Defense News Briefing on September 12, 2001, when asked about the "small pieces of the plane virtually all over, out over the highway, tiny pieces", Arlington County Fire Chief Ed Plaugher responded, "I'd rather not comment on that."

Arrival time for Foam Units 161 and 331 are not included in the Arlington County After-Action Report timeline (Appendix 1). Foam Units 161 and 331 are not mentioned in The 9/11 Commission Report.

Pilots for 9/11 Truth
"The Pentagon Building Performance Report," ASCE, January 2003
VIDEO: "Pentagon Witness: Cameraman Bob Pugh," YouTube, May 21, 2008
VIDEO: "Pentagon: Morning of September 11, 2001," YouTube, January 2, 2009