by Scott Creighton
It would appear that Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta’s testimony before the 9/11 Commission has been verified by documents released back in 2009. For those of you who don’t remember, Norman testified to the commission that while he was in the bunker at the White House on Sept. 11th, 2001, he heard an individual giving Dick Cheney status reports on the target that was approaching DC. His testimony was left out of the final 9/11 Commission Report and many debunker types, including some fake “truthers” in the movement, have tried to claim that he was mistaken or that it was a “ghost” signal image of Flight 93 (which never got that close to DC, BTW) (watch the video of Mineta’s testimony below)
There was no alarm sounded at the Pentagon prior to the attack. It is clear that they knew of the target’s approach at least 10 minutes prior even perhaps more. April Gallop recently attempted to sue Rumsfeld and Cheney for not giving the people at the Pentagon any advanced warning of the approaching target. “A career Army officer who survived the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, claims that no evacuation was ordered inside the Pentagon, despite flight controllers calling in warnings of approaching hijacked aircraft nearly 20 minutes before the building was struck.” Pilots for 9/11 Truth April Gallop walked through the damaged area of the Pentagon after the strike and does not believe a 757-200 struck the Pentagon. 125 people died in the Pentagon on Sept. 11th 2001, many of them working in the office tasked with finding the missing 2.3 trillion dollars that Rumsfeld had announced as missing on Sept. 10th 2001.
“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 order still stands. Have you heard anything to the contrary?” at the time I didn’t know what any of that meant.” “It was the flight that came into the Pentagon” Norman Mineta, 9/11 Commission testimony
As a poster at JREF notes, these times are also confirmed by the radar records of the incoming target’s position
Timeline for AAL77 based on radar to correlate with Mineta’s testimony.
9:26 – AAL77 was 50 nautical miles out from DC
9:30 – 30 nautical miles out
9:33 – 10 nautical miles out
Apparently the documents are from 9/11 Commission staffer Miles Kara, who was given access to the Secret Service logs and allowed to write his own notes based on what those logs claimed. So Kara knew that there was official independent confirmation of Mineta’s testimony, yet he still did not include the testimony or the SS log notes he took in the final commission report.
The Secret Service was inside the bunker in the White House with the vice president. These logs show that they were aware of the approaching target and confirms Mineta’s testimony.
Below is an interview with photographer Bob Pugh. Notice that he says there the “largest piece of wreckege” seen that days was “2 feet by 3 feet” and crumpled. That is the now famous piece that everyone identifies as proof that Flight 77 hit the Pentagon. But as I have claimed many times, that logo is clearly too small to have been a letter from the logo of Flight 77.
This is the crumpled piece of debris that eyewitness Bob Pugh describes as being about 2 feet by 3 feet… if you look at the grass in the shot, you can see that Pugh’s assesment of the size of this piece of wreckage is pretty accurate.
If you look at a picture of Flight 77, the American Airlines logo is clearly larger that the letter dipicted above. The letter above looks to be about 12″ across give or take a few. Now look at Flight 77. Also notice the image I inserted of a mechanic working on one of the same types of engines that are on Flight 77.
As you can see, the letter on the crumpled piece of debris seems much smaller than those which make up the logo on Flight 77.
Recently there has been more new information which calls the official story into question even more. Departure gate position conflicts with the official story. A summary of evidence from Pilots for 9/11 truth.