December 5, 2002

Unavoidable Questions

Victor Thorn's Smokescreen: Who Commanded our Air Force to 'Stand Down' on 9-11? is guilty of applying simple logic and common sense to certain incongruencies that stand out like massively deformed noses on the face of what happened on September 11, 2001.

There are a great many of these disturbing incongruencies, but the essential element -- the sine qua non of the conspiracy theories, on which everything else hinges -- is the fact that there were nearly two hours between the time when the FAA knew the planes were hijacked and the attack on Pentagon, the center of our military in our nation's capital. And there was no defense. Cheney said the FAA has a direct, open line of communication with the Secret Service. Why was there no reaction?

Victor Thorn:

Of all the peculiarities, unanswered questions, and things that simply don’t add up about the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the one aspect that keeps nagging at me revolves around our military’s incredible lack of response to the hijacking of four airliners. Anyone who investigates this matter will soon find that the United States Air Force and the FAA both have established procedures that have been in place for at least 25 years regarding planes that veer abnormally off course. Specifically, federal law MANDATES that the Air Force must dispatch a plane to investigate why a certain craft has strayed from its predestined route."

These interceptors are only allowed to shoot an airliner from the sky under orders from the President, but that doesn’t negate that they are still required to investigate the situation in a timely manner. Yet, on 9-11, NO ONE FOLLOWED ORDERS! Why? Who gave these orders? Plus, Washington, D.C. has the most restricted air space in the country, yet from 9:03 a.m., when the second tower was hit, to 9:47 a.m. when the Pentagon came under attack … when the Air Force KNEW that a jet was headed toward the Capitol, no planes were dispatched to intercept it. Who gave the orders for these planes to ‘stand down,’ and, God forbid, were some even called back after they had taken off?

To begin understanding how appalling this situation is, we first need to know that there are at least twelve or more National Guard and Air Force installations in close proximity to the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Plus, Andrews Air Force Base is only ten miles from the heart of Washington, D.C. Why wasn’t something done to avert this catastrophe, and why isn’t the mainstream media asking some very hard questions regarding this deliberately ordered “crime”?

We are in a situation in which the legitimacy of our rulers rests in a denial of our senses, of common sense.

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