September 11, 2001 Concise Timeline


Richard Moore

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September 11, 2001 Timeline
Raises Serious Questions

"A new book by 9/11 Commission co-chairmen Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton 
outlines repeated misstatements by the Pentagon and the Federal 
Aviation Administration, including the timelines of Flights 77 and 
93. The fact that the government would...perpetuate the lie suggests 
that we need a full investigation of what is going on."

   -- CNN News, August 9, 2006 (part of the two-page 9/11 timeline below)

Dear friends,

On September 11, 2001, thousands of innocent people died as a result 
of the secret plans of a small group intent on spreading fear and 
violence in the world. Though the 9/11 Commission issued a full 
investigative report in 2004, the two ranking members of the 
Commission have since revealed major deceptions not covered in their 
report. The concise list of media statements below (links provided 
for verifiability) raise many more questions about that fateful day. 
Though this information may be disturbing, we feel it is absolutely 
critical for caring people of the world to consider the possibility 
that 9/11 may not be what it seemed. By working together to spread 
the word and bring the truth out, we can strengthen democracy and 
build a brighter future for us all.

With best wishes,
Fred Burks for PEERS and the Team
Former language interpreter for Presidents Bush and Clinton

September 11, 2001 Concise Timeline

America's top military leaders drafted plans to kill innocent people 
and commit acts of terrorism in US cities to trick the public into 
supporting a war against Cuba in the early 1960s. Approved in writing 
by the Pentagon Joint Chiefs, Operation Northwoods even proposed 
blowing up a US ship and hijacking planes as a false pretext for war. 
[ABC News, 5/1/01, Pentagon Documents]

1996-2001: Federal authorities are aware for years before 9/11 that 
suspected terrorists with ties to Osama bin Laden are receiving 
flight training at schools in the US and abroad. One convicted 
terrorist confesses that his planned role in a terror attack was to 
crash a plane into CIA headquarters. [Washington Post, 9/23/01, CBS, 
5/30/02, more]

1996-2001: On multiple occasions spies give detailed reports on bin 
Laden's location. Each time, the CIA director or top White House 
officials prevent bin Laden's elimination. [Los Angeles Times, 
12/5/04, New York Times, 12/30/01, more]

2000-2001: 15 of the 19 hijackers fail to fill in visa documents 
properly in Saudi Arabia. Only six are interviewed. All 15 should 
have been denied entry to the US. [Washington Post, 10/22/02, ABC, 
10/23/02] Two top Republican senators say if State Department 
personnel had merely followed the law, 9/11 would not have happened. 
[AP, 12/18/02, more]

2000-2001: The military conducts exercises simulating hijacked 
airliners used as weapons to crash into targets causing mass 
casualties. One target is the World Trade Center (WTC), another the 
Pentagon. Yet after 9/11, over and over the White House and security 
officials say they're shocked that terrorists hijacked airliners and 
crashed them into landmark buildings. [USA Today, 4/19/04, Military 
District of Washington, 11/3/00, New York Times, 10/3/01, more]

Jan 2001: After the Nov 2000 elections, US intelligence agencies are 
told to "back off" investigating the bin Ladens and Saudi royals. 
There have always been constraints on investigating Saudi Arabians. 
[BBC, 11/6/01, more]

Spring 2001: A series of military and governmental policy documents 
is released that seek to legitimize the use of US military force in 
the pursuit of oil and gas. One advocates presidential subterfuge and 
hiding the reasons for warfare "as a necessity for mobilizing public 
support." [Sydney Morning Herald, 12/26/02, more]

May 2001: For the third time, US security chiefs reject Sudan's offer 
of thick files on bin Laden and al-Qaeda. A senior CIA source calls 
it "the worst single intelligence failure in the business." 
[Guardian, 9/30/01, more]

June-Aug 2001:  German intelligence warns the CIA that Middle Eastern 
terrorists are training for hijackings and targeting American 
interests. Russian President Vladimir Putin alerts the US of suicide 
pilots training for attacks on US targets. In late July, a Taliban 
emissary warns the US that bin Laden is planning a huge attack on 
American soil. In August, Israel warns of an imminent Al Qaeda 
attack. [Fox News, 5/17/02, Independent, 9/7/02, more]

July 4-14, 2001: Bin Laden reportedly receives kidney treatment from 
Canadian-trained Dr. Callaway at the American Hospital in Dubai. Dr. 
Callaway declines to comment. During his stay, bin Laden is allegedly 
visited by one or two CIA agents. [Guardian, 11/1/01, Sydney Morning 
Herald, 10/31/01, London Times 11/1/01, UPI, 11/1/01, more]

July 26, 2001: Attorney General Ashcroft stops flying commercial 
airlines due to a threat assessment. [CBS, 7/26/01] In May 2002, 
Ashcroft walks out of his office rather than answer questions about 
it. [Fox News/AP, 5/16/02, more]

Aug 6, 2001: President Bush receives an intelligence briefing warning 
that bin Laden might be planning to hijack commercial airliners. 
Titled "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US," the briefing 
specifically mentions the WTC. Yet Bush later claims it "said nothing 
about an attack on America." [Washington Post, 4/12/04, Briefing, 
8/6/01, more]

Aug 27, 2001: An FBI supervisor says he's trying to keep a hijacker 
from "flying a plane into the WTC." [Senate Report (Hill #2), 
10/17/02] Headquarters chastises him for notifying the CIA. [Time, 
5/21/02, more]

Sept 10, 2001: A number of top Pentagon brass suddenly cancel travel 
plans for the next morning, apparently because of security concerns. 
Why isn't this news spread widely? [Newsweek, 9/13/01, Newsweek, 
9/24/01, more]

Sept 11, 2001: Data recovery experts extract data from 32 damaged WTC 
computer drives. The data reveals a surge in financial transactions 
shortly before the attacks. Illegal transfers of over $100 million 
may have been made through WTC computer systems immediately before 
and during the 9/11 disaster. [Reuters, 12/18/01, CNN, 12/20/01, more]

Sept 11, 2001: Described as a bizarre coincidence, a US intelligence 
agency was set for an exercise on Sept 11 at 9 AM in which an 
aircraft would crash into one of its buildings near Washington, DC. 
[USA Today/AP, 8/22/02, more]

Sept 11, 2001: Hours after the attacks, a "shadow government" is 
formed. Key congressional leaders say they didn't know this 
government-in-waiting had been established. [CBS, 3/2/02, Washington 
Post, 3/2/02, more]

Sept 11, 2001: Six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the 
hijacked airliners make a tape recording describing the events within 
hours of the attacks. The tape is never turned over to the FBI. It is 
later illegally destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a 
transcript or even listening to it. [Washington Post, 5/6/04, New 
York Times, 5/6/04]

Sept 13-19, 2001: Bin Laden's family is taken under FBI supervision 
to a secret assembly point. They leave the country by private plane 
when airports reopen days after the attacks. [New York Times, 
9/30/01, Boston Globe, 9/20/01, more]

Sept 15-16, 2001: Several of the 9/11 hijackers, including lead 
hijacker Mohamed Atta, may have had training at secure US military 
installations. [Newsweek, 9/15/01, Washington Post, 9/16/01, New York 
Times, 9/15/01, more]

Sept 20, 2001: Several 9/11 hijackers later mentioned in the 9/11 
Commission Report turn up alive. Alleged 9/11 pilot Waleed Al Shehri, 
on seeing his name and photograph, says that he is alive. Abdulaziz 
Alomari states the name and date of birth are his, but he's alive and 
his passport was stolen. [London Times, 9/20/01, BBC, 9/23/01, more]

Dec 2001-Feb 2002: The US engineers the rise to power of two former 
Unocal Oil employees: Hamid Karzai, the interim president of 
Afghanistan, and Zalmay Khalizad, the US envoy. The big American 
bases created in the Afghan war are identical to the route of the 
projected oil pipeline. [Chicago Tribune, 3/18/02, more]

May 17, 2002: Dan Rather says that he and other journalists haven't 
been properly investigating since 9/11. He graphically describes the 
pressures to conform that built up after the attacks. [Guardian, 
5/17/02, more]

May 23, 2002: President Bush says he is opposed to establishing an 
independent commission to probe 9/11. [CBS, 5/23/02] Vice President 
Cheney earlier opposed any public hearings on 9/11. [Newsweek, 
2/4/02, more]

May 30, 2002: FBI Agent Wright formally accuses the FBI of 
deliberately curtailing investigations that might have prevented 
9/11. He is threatened with retribution if he talks to Congress about 
this. [Fox News, 5/30/02, more]

July 22, 2004: The 9/11 Commission Report is published. It fails to 
mention that a year before the attacks a secret Pentagon project had 
identified four 9/11 hijackers, including leader Mohamed Atta. The 
Commission spokesperson initially states members were not informed of 
this, but later acknowledges they were. [New York Times, 8/11/05, 

2004 - 2005: A growing number of top government officials and public 
leaders express disbelief in the official story of 9/11. 100 
prominent leaders and 40 9/11 family members sign a statement calling 
for an unbiased inquiry into evidence suggesting high-level 
government officials may have deliberately allowed the attacks to 
occur. [Various Publications]

Aug 9, 2006: A book by 9/11 Commission chairmen Kean and Hamilton 
outlines repeated deceptions by the Pentagon and FAA, including the 
timelines of Flights 77 and 93. CNN News: "The fact that the 
government would...perpetuate the lie suggests that we need a full 
investigation of what is going on." [CNN, 8/9/06 , MSNBC/AP, 8/4/06, 

For a 10-page summary of this September 11 timeline,

For a two-page print version of this September 11 Timeline,

For a powerful video on this material:

For other reliable resources on 9/11 and what you can do, visit our 
9/11 information center

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