Daily Archives: April 17, 2004

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A NATION CHALLENGED: WARNINGS; Earlier Hijackings Offered Signals That Were Missed

October 3, 2001 | New York Times by MATTHEW L. WALD WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 — Over and over since Sept. 11, aviation and security officials have said they were shocked that terrorists had hijacked airliners and crashed them into landmark buildings. ”This is a whole new world for us,” Jane F. Garvey, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, said in testimony before a House subcommittee on Sept. 20. But the record shows that for her and others, there were numerous warnings. In 1994, two jetliners were hijacked by people who wanted to crash them into buildings, one of them […]

Surprise: Army Simulated Pentagon Plane Crash in 2000

[ It is shocking that this story about the Army’s simulation of plane attacks on the Pentagon has not been covered by the major news agencies. Did I miss it? It provides some context in which to evaluate Rice’s and Bush’s claims that no one could have imagined terrorists using planes to attack major targets. Notice that the article comes from an Army website! (It appears it had occurred to the FAA, too.) This is a follow-up to a recent story. Thanks to Alexandra Dadlez for finding the article below. –BL ] Contingency planning Pentagon MASCAL exercise simulates scenarios in preparing […]

What Bush Knew and more …

[ After a few prefatory paragraphs, the lengthy article below is largely an indictment composed of damning excerpts, mostly from standard news sources, categorized by the following topic areas: what Bush knew about about 9/11 the planes incompetence predictions what a mess war fever the defectors [within the Administration] a statesman's guide to Iraq [or: why previous administrations would not invade] the media [failed] about face [shifting rationales for invasion] support the troops [vets speak out] the draft mob mentality [the mean ways of the Bush cabal] funny money It's a reference work, forwarded by Suzanne Faye. –BL ] Deep Dark […]