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 White House order to shoot down U.S. airliners

11.09.19 During the eleventh of September attacks on the United States, the White House became the center for defending the country. Decisions were made, often without the full information as to what the hell was happening. President Bush was away so it came down to the Vice President Cheney to make quite harrowing decision. One of the little known decisions he made was to shoot down U.S. airliners. It was a “Had to be Done’ decision, but how could you live with yourself if it was a wrong decision. It makes you realise how tough it must be to be in the Oval office. Think of the decisions Donald Trump must be making. Garrett M. Graff discusses what it was like in the White House on that terrible day in 2001.

It’s hard to imagine an American leader authorizing the shooting-down of civilian aircraft. But in the first hour following the attacks of September 11, 2001, when it was unclear how many passenger jets had been weaponized by terrorists—and then aimed at America’s seats of power—that’s exactly what happened.
According to what historic record exists from that chaotic morning, however, it’s unclear that the decision came directly from someone in the operational chain of command, which runs from the President to the Secretary of Defense down to military commanders. President George W. Bush, who began the day at an education event in Florida, was sequestered in the skies on Air Force One, frustrated by scant information, spotty communication and handlers determined to keep him safely away from the capital. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, meanwhile, became unreachable after the Pentagon itself had been struck.
That left Vice President Cheney, positioned in a bunker beneath the White House, in the decision-making hot seat.
Moments after the second plane crashed into the World Trade Center’s South Tower at 9:03 a.m., it became clear America was under attack. With word that radar had spotted a plane heading straight for the White House, the executive mansion was evacuated and Secret Service agents quickly hustled Cheney and a handful of other high-ranking administration officials down the basement corridors to a Cold War-era underground bunker. During the first hour there, confusion reigned as the team watched the news unfold on TV and struggled to gather reliable information about the unprecedented attack from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon. The most immediate questions revolved around how many planes remained in the sky, how many had been commandeered by hostile forces—and what to do about it.
As part of the research for my new book, The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, I interviewed dozens of top U.S. officials who were with the president and vice president that day—as well as culled official oral histories conducted by the Pentagon and other institutions in the wake of 9/11—to create one of the most detailed pictures yet of the national decision-making that unfolded that morning.
One particular moment of that first hour in the bunker would prove among the day’s most controversial moments: that order from Cheney authorizing fighter jets to shoot down hijacked airliners. Did he actually have the authority to give the order? And did he and President Bush connect before or after Cheney ordered the fighters into battle?
The White House bunker, known officially as the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), dates back to World War II, when officials set up a modest bunker for Franklin D. Roosevelt in the event of a surprise German attack on the capital. Harry Truman expanded the facility dramatically for the Cold War as part of a large White House renovation during his presidency. In the years since, the bunker has been updated technologically; and while officials and presidents had used it as part of drills and exercises, it had never been used for its intended purpose—until 9/11.
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  • luk1955 11/09/2019, 7:13 am

    See this link:


    No investigation was ever conducted into this false flag operation conducted by the US government in order to suspend the US Constitution via the National “Patriot” Act. All the first responders and people who escaped death said they heard explosions, but saw little fire. You will notice this when you listed to the CNN reports on Youtube. The vaporisation of 2 billion tons of materials used in the buildings. But most of all the free falling of the towers could only have been done by explosives blowing the supports apart. There was very little fire, and fire ravaged steel supports do not immediately collapse, this process takes several hours of intense fire. I can say I read the US government report which did not make sense as it defies all the laws of physics.

    You can also look at this link under world trade centre scam: http://www.hotheads.com.au/

    • Pensioner Pete 11/09/2019, 8:01 am

      There was a team of specialist building engineers investigating evidence gathered at the scene, they came to the conclusion the melted metals were evidence of explosions and not aircraft fuels based upon molecular structures of the burnt metal and heat indexes.

      This team, sought further access to documents and debris to allow them to present a report on their findings, this access was denied and the evidence collected at the scene was taken.

      Is it no wonder the conspiracy theorists are having a field day on this.

      References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architects_%26_Engineers_for_9/11_Truth


      • Aktosplatz 11/09/2019, 6:49 pm

        So if the US allegedly caused the collapse of the WTC towers, what was their motive? To go to war against Iraq?

        It was reported that another aircraft was heading for the White House, Flight UA93 where the passengers attacked the terrorists causing ithe aircraft to go down into a field and explode.

        John Howard was staying in a hotel near the Pentagon when that particular ‘plane hit, all very mysterious.

        The buildup for this attack was on Clinton’s watch more so than Bush, e.g. the perpetrators were taking flying lessons about 2 years beforehand.

        So did Clinton want to attack Iraq too? This just gets murkier and murkier. That’s the USA for you, with its death & mystery where we still don’t really know who killed President Kennedy or Marilyn Monroe

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