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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dick Cheney Only Had to Delay Things a COUPLE OF MINUTES to Reach his Long-Sought Goals

CIA director Leon Panetta told the New Yorker:
When you read behind it, it’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point.
News commentator Ed Schultz said today that Cheney is wishing for a terrorist attack on the U.S.

What should we make of all this?

Well, everyone knows that Cheney is ruthless:

Cheney is also the guy who:

Blast from the Past

Okay, Cheney is a bad apple. But that's not all.

Remember that Cheney falsely claimed that there was a link between 9/11 and Iraq, but has recently admitted there was never any evidence to back up such a claim.

Remember also that the torture program which Cheney created was specifically aimed at producing false confessions in an attempt to link Iraq and 9/11.

A well-known writer said of Dick Cheney:
For his entire career, he sought untrammeled power. The Bush presidency and 9/11 finally gave it to him . . . .

Indeed, as I've previously pointed out:

  • The decision to launch the Iraq war was made before 9/11
  • The neocons who now run the U.S. government lamented, before 9/11, that they could not institute their plans for global domination without a "new Pearl Harbor"

So Cheney had a lot of motivation to "accidentally" let 9/11 happen.

Cheney also knew 9/11 was going to happen. The government knew that terrorists could use planes as weapons -- and had even run its own drills of planes being used as weapons against the World Trade Center and other U.S. high-profile buildings, using REAL airplanes -- all before 9/11. Indeed, the government heard the 9/11 plans from the hijackers' own mouths before 9/11.

Indeed, Cheney was in charge of all counter-terrorism exercises, activities and responses on 9/11 (see this Department of State announcement; this CNN article; and this essay). So he was in a perfect position to "accidentally" let it happen.

He Only Had to Wait a Couple of Minutes

Before you say "that's a crazy conspiracy theory", please note that Cheney would have only had to delay normal military response a couple of minutes to let the 9/11 attacks succeed.

Specifically, the Secretary of Transportation testified to the 9/11 Commission:
"During the time that the airplane was coming into the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President … the plane is 50 miles out…the plane is 30 miles out….and when it got down to the plane is 10 miles out, the young man also said to the vice president “do the orders still stand?” And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said “Of course the orders still stand, have you heard anything to the contrary!?"
(this testimony is confirmed here and here).

A retired 27-year CIA analyst who prepared and presented Presidential Daily Briefs and served as a high-level analyst for several presidents stated that the Pentagon is a heavily-defended building, with defensive weapons on the roof. This matches a Pentagon employee’s statement that she was told "you are now standing in one of the most secure building in all of the United States".

And a former air traffic controller, who knows the flight corridor which the two planes which hit the Twin Towers flew "like the back of my hand", and who handled two actual hijackings, says that that planes can be tracked on radar even when their transponders are turned off, and that Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon tracked three of the four flights from the point of their hijacking to hitting their targets (also, listen to this interview).

Moreover, this diagram shows that the hijacked planes flew over numerous military bases on 9/11 before crashing. See also this essay regarding the stand down of the military; and see this war game proposal created before 9/11 revolving around Bin Laden and including "live-fly exercises" involving real planes, later confirmed by this official Department of Defense website. And remember that, according to CBS news, radar shows Flight 77 did a downward spiral, turning almost a complete circle and dropping the last 7,000 feet in two-and-a-half minutes.

All Cheney had to do was delay normal defensive procedures a couple of minutes to let the plane slam into the Pentagon. It was obvious by that time that the 9/11 attacks were not random instances of "pilot error". Cheney - in charge of counter-terrorism on 9/11 - simply had to watch the plane approach from many miles away and yell at everyone that “the orders still stand” to let the attacks succeed.

By just delaying for a few minutes, Cheney's long-dreamed Iraq and Afghanistan wars, imperial ambitions as described by the Project for a New American Century, and increase of powers domestically would all be justified.

Given Cheney's masterminding of a program torture to produce false information about 9/11, fake intelligence regarding wmds to justify the Iraq war, centralization of power in the executive branch, assassinations and other hanky panky, and the rest of Cheney's biography, do you really think he couldn't delay things a couple of minutes to reach all of this goals?

Postscript: The 9/11 Commissioners themselves now doubt the "official" 9/11 story:

  • The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) - who led the 9/11 staff's inquiry - said "At some level of the government, at some point in time...there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened". He also said "I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described .... The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years.... This is not spin. This is not true."
  • The Commission's co-chairs said that the CIA (and likely the White House) "obstructed our investigation"


  1. What a cogent presentation. Will it be heard over CNN's ability to equate you with von Bronner? How many are so terrified of being a "conspiracy theorist" that they won't even read it?

    There is growing evidence that more than planes were hijacked on 911. Whether it is the fact that the commission relied on information from torture, or the engineers' questioning of WTC7's collapse, or the chemists' questioning the ash content, or the pilots' questioning the flying, or the 41 patriots questioning various parts of the mysterious stand down, or remarks like Cossiga's, I think there is a growing number of people ready to really ask "what happened to our country?" Who let Cheney run it for 8 years and why? Is Obama's reign to be any different?

  2. That 9/11 was an inside job was evident on 9/11/01 to anyone with at least one functioning brain cell.

    Yes, it was a conspiracy theory at first, then a realized and fully enacted conspiracy. Not mine, theirs.

    Now in 2009, the US economy is bankrupt, the dollar is on its way out as reserve currency, the US constitution has been completely eviscerated, Preznit Stepnfetchit is gleefully exercising the usurped Bush powers; the American middle class has been destroyed, and the CFR is well on schedule to implement its plans (along with the Bilderburgs) of imposing a world government where a tiny oligharchy owns 99.9% of everything and the rest of humanity will be enslaved, forced to work for mere room and board.

    Mission accomplished

  3. to the previous post:

    we have to work for room and board no matter what, so your last line is a little shy of reality.
    when the day comes that technology sufficiently replaces most or all menial labor jobs, i'm sure we will live in a different society, and perhaps then even room and board will be free...

    but, to get ahead of yourself on these "bilderberg" tangents isn't going to solve the issues. america is dying... is it dead yet? it doesn't appear so, not entirely. exercise your easier choices - like democracy. if that ever fails (i'm trying to be realistic, so i seriously doubt that'll happen, but *if*), then other actions are necessary...

    but one thing i always dislike about the 9/11 advocates is that many of them are extremist, and are not looking for more realistic ways to start changing the way our country is right now...

  4. Think about Cheney's mindset, not stopping (or being part of the planning of) 9/11 was to Cheney changing the future (and history) of the entire world. Think about being able to have that kind of power. The ability to single handedly change history, coupled with his obvious ideologically driven mindset could be something no one could ever explain or prove. Maybe they can prove that the WTC was infiltrated in the weeks leading up to 9/11, and bombs were planted... let's hope the truth comes out, and it will eventually...

  5. Thank you so very much. Dick Cheney is, imo, the most evil man in accomplished action in the world today. Seeing conservatives laud him as their spokesman is like watching Little Red Riding Hood trust the wolf to be her grandmother. Here's hoping your article will go viral and, Cheney, the face of evil will be clearly identified as the wolf he truly is.

    The MSM should be called the SRM: State Run Media. We do not have a free press in the SRM - but thank you for being the press for us today. Acting as the free press to report the truth is one of the highest forms of patriotism. For Cheney and the SRM, their so-called patriotism is their last refuge as scoundrels.

    Godspeed on this article going viral on the net.


  6. but one thing i always dislike about the 9/11 advocates is that many of them are extremist, and are not looking for more realistic ways to start changing the way our country is right now...
    Spoken like a MSM advocate sure you don't work for the Cheney gang .Nice smear job

  7. Maligning Cheney is like preaching to the choir.

    But critical questions can be asked about his behavior today:

    Why does Cheney keep bringing up 911 so often? Is he suffering from guilt or laying the groundwork for another false flag?

    Why does Cheney feel so comfortable and emboldened that he asserts 'torture' was justified? This he seems to do intentionally, as though he KNOWS he does so with impunity.

    You needn't convince anyone but total idiots that Cheney is evil. THe big question is:

    He didn't exactly take his marbles and go home after Obama was elected. Cheney has a purpose in all this media publicity. As does Paul Wolfowitz (read his media meddling on Iran recently here: http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22864.htm).

    Lets not focus on the past when these megalomaniacs are brewing up a future we surely will not like.

    We need all our analytical resources to figure out what they are going to do, rather than what they have done.

  8. Thank you, commenter Lauren Perry, for injecting a note of intelligent balance into the relentless negativity and oversimplification of the article & its comments. I hate Cheney as much as anybody, and am pretty sure 9-11 was an inside job, but I certainly don't see Obama as merely the new face of the oppressor. The world is vast & complex, and the human spirit is full of surprises. It ain't over yet. Life will find a way.

  9. Lauren Perry and Gary Politzer. Neither intelligence nor reason were injected into this issue by either of your comments. It is in fact the exact opposite. While you are both clearly trying play down the issue at hand and in fact using a classic counter intel tactic. Obama is clearly dancing to the same tune as the Busch regime just with more grace. If you have a lick of sense and pay any attention to what he is actually doing and not just his words? Then you well know that to be fact. Further for your ever present types to always show up in such threads is frankly obvious and tedious. Any thinking person who looks at this world and what we are told and what they actually do, knows we swim in a sea of lies. So even if you don't like "negative nellys" and you think Amuhruca is just super duper and democracy will prevail. You are either flat out stupid or trying to muddy the waters. This country is not the country most of us thought it was, democracy as we understood it, does not exist any longer. Which again is now clear to any even moderate intellect. Twice in the past four years the people of this country resoundingly said enough, something is wrong. First with the back hand to senate and congress with the dumping of the repugnants. Then with the election of Mr Change-o-rama. Yet what a curious thing,, nothing,, NOTHING, of any real import has changed. That is a fact, not a conspiracy or negativity. The people of this country and world are in great peril at the hands of psychopaths. Not the movie version, but what it really stands for, the successful ones. Do some research and you will begin to see so many of these "leaders" in a very new light. Only once it is understood we are dealing with people who simply are not wired the same as the vast majority of humans. Will we be able to spot them for what they are and remove them from positions of power. Where they can not help but destroy and attempt to control everything and everyone and twist the world to their benefit and view. A good place to start would be the books "Political Ponerology" and "Snakes in Suits" among others. Quit relying on the MSM they say what they are told. Get some facts think for yourself and begin to effect real change. Even no longer buying the BS and falling for flag waving feel good jargon, will be a major step.

  10. Yes, Osama Obama is our savior. I feel smarter
    when I participate in my own destruction!!!

  11. No one is Americas "saviour". The only ones who can save us is ourselves but sadly even after 9/11, the bailouts, the housing mess and anything else that comes our way, the American people will never stand up together and FIGHT. Not with weapons but our VOICES and our DESIRES to once again be the country we were.

  12. I find this article to be absolutely ludicrous. Now, how in the world did those buildings fall in their footprints if Cheney just let it "happen"???
    These alleged "terrorists" (some) were trained on military installations for chrissakes. Was that just another Cheney "blind eye production"?

    This was a set up from start to finish by TPTB. We have been set up, indoctrinated, swindled, bamboozled, screwed and soon to be tattooed by those who claim authority and power.

    As for those who believe this current society and it's structure to be functioning and worth supporting I ask this; Why would you even want to live in a world where children are bombed, raped, kidnapped and neglected much less support it?

    Cheney was once a child and I am sure that it was his environMENTAL conditoning that led him to such a dark and sinister way of being in this world. Little spoiled (or abused) Cheneys grow up to be big trouble so we are just merely scratching at the surface with the "Blame Game" here. GO DEEPER.

    Why would this man use his energy for such nefarious purposes? What happened in his childhood that created such an aberrant human being?

    Now, think of all those children in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Croatia, Bosnia, Darfur, Columbia, and every other country, town and village where instigated "war" has reared it's ugly head. These are future Cheneys, Bushes, Wolfowitzes, Kissengers, Paulsons, Roves, Rockefellers, Clintons and their ilk.

    That anyone would want to continue supporting a world where no child is safe is beyond my comprehension. The internet is not safe, television is not safe, the "movie industry" is not safe. Our food is not safe, drinking water, pharma drugs, flouride, mercury, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, Aspartame, fast foods, air quality, schools (most are in decline with mold and asbestos in the buildings), etc, etc.

    History channel says that out infrastructure is in serious decline. Bridges, dams, roads, utilities, sewers and more are all antiquaited and in dire need of either repair or complete overhaul. The I-35 Bridge collapse was a glaring testament to this fact.

    Porn is now available to children old enough to use a keyboard, thong panties are made for children as young as 4 and Hannah Montana is a role model for young girls?? Really?? In a world such as this it is a morbid sign of a species in utter decline.

    Cheney got away with this because of all the things that I mentioned. It was more important for us to shop for a new blackberry or gossip about Anna Nicole Smith than care about the reality of our moral, intellectual and spiritual decline.

    You get what you pay for and this is what we put our money into.Corruption on every level.

    Pray tell, just where did all the money come from to fund WAR? Why, yes! Our taxes!

    I look at it this way. "What goes around comes around". "What is good for the goose is good for the gander." "You reap what you sow".

    We could not use our collective monies for such nefarious enterprises without it coming back full circle, no? This is what our "money" has bought us; A completely debauched world.

    Now, stop crying about the Cheneys, Obamas, Bilderburgs, Rockefellers and DO something constructive about it. Stop paying for the world's destruction with our complicity.

  13. This article proves nothing. For example, the whole (and way too lengthy) argument about Cheney saying "the orders still stand" to not do WHAT? Shoot down the plane carrying American civilians? If he didn't know the true intent of the terrorists (to use the planes as bombs) than why would he shoot down a plane carrying innocent Americans and risk the fall out from that?

  14. Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfelds signature both show up on a 1974 Gerald Ford administration memo reauthorizing the coverup of the CIA murder of Dr. Frank Olsen, lead weaponized Anthrax scientist at Camp Dietrich. Olsen "suicided" 1 day before being admitted to a federally controlled psychiatric institution. The parallels between Olsen and Dr. Bruce Ivans are staggering as Bruce Ivans was about to be released from an "institution" when he "suicided". The "suicide" allowed the FBI to conclude a fairly inconvenient investigation in which the White House admits it had prior knowledge of. Ari Fleischer admitted to reporters that the White House staff had been taking Cipro starting Sept. 10th 2001. Anthrax didn't start showing up in the mail till early Oct 01. Ari (who goes to temple with Scooter) says that national security issues preclude him from telling why they were on Cipro nearly a month before the anthrax attacks.
    My bet is that Ivans was murdered by Blackwater. I'll also bet that they were planning to assassinate Ron Paul and Mike Gravel and that Blackwater is now murdering employees cooperating with the DOJ, (who is intentionally getting them killed). I'm betting the current John Does testifying against Blackwater will heart attack and plane crash before too much more comes out. Cheney is a seasoned pro and this transcends political parties.


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