Sunday, April 24, 2011

The 9/11 Standown

Jesse Ventura has a new book out, 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You To Read, and has highlighted what may be document number one:
Just two short months prior to 9/11, then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld oversaw a significant change to DoD procedures for dealing with hijacked aircraft, making it the personal responsibility of the Defense Secretary to issue intercept orders.

Commanders in the field were stripped of all authority to act.

The document, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction CJCSI 3610.01A (dated 1 June 2001) was issued for the purpose of providing “guidance to the Deputy Director for Operations (DDO), National Military Command Center (NMCC), and operational commanders in the event of an aircraft piracy (hijacking) or request for destruction of derelict airborne objects.”

The new instruction, signed by S.A. Fry (Vice Admiral, US Navy and Director, Joint Staff) superseded previous procedures put into place in 1997.

This document states that “In the event of a hijacking, the NMCC will be notified by the most expeditious means by the FAA. The NMCC will, with the exception of immediate responses as authorized by reference d, forward requests for DOD assistance to the Secretary of Defense for approval.”

Reference d refers to Department of Defense Directive 3025.15 (Feb. 18, 1997) which allows for commanders in the field to provide assistance to save lives in an emergency situation — BUT any requests involving “potentially lethal support” (including “combat and tactical vehicles, vessels or aircraft; or ammunition”) must still be approved by the Secretary of Defense. So again, the ability to respond to a hijacking with intercept orders was removed from commanders in the field.

Of course, on 9/11 no such intercept orders were issued to NORAD, and three of four hijacked airliners were able to hit their targets with precision accuracy, paving the way for literal modern military crusade into the middle east, and now into Africa.

In his book, Ventura analyses the document, now known the 9/11 stand down order, and investigates whether it was part of a deliberate plot to prevent the US military from responding in a timely fashion to defend America from the most deadly attack in its history...

Jesse Ventura Exposes 9/11 Stand Down Order
Steve Watson
April 5, 2011

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