9/11 WARGAMES: Several different war game exercises were in play on the day of the attack. The limited public information on these exercises shows that they simulated the following events:
* Hijackings
* Attacks on buildings using aircraft as missiles
* Attacks using toxic or infectious substances
These events are all elements of the actual attack, which involved four alleged hijackings, three jetliner crashes into buildings, and the toxic calamity at Ground Zero in the wake of the World Trade Center’s destruction.

C-SPAN 2006 Webster Tarpley – 9/11 WarGames

NORAD Stand-Down

“It is standard operating procedure (SOP) to scramble jet fighters whenever a jetliner goes off course or radio contact with it is lost. Between September 2000 and June 2001, interceptors were scrambled 67 times. In the year 2000 jets were scrambled 129 times.”

“On the very morning of 9/11/01, five war games and terror drills were being conducted by several U.S. defense agencies, including one “live fly” exercise using REAL planes. Then-Acting Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force General Richard B. Myers, admitted to 4 of the war games in congressional testimony — see transcript here or video here (6 minutes and 12 seconds into the video).”
NORAD Wargames and the “failure” to defend the skies on 9/11

“General Ralph Eberhart, who was in charge of NORAD (air defense) on 9/11, was the first commander of the new “Northern Command,” the domestic unified military command established in October 2002. If the domestic use of the U.S. military escalates into full-scale martial law, the Northern Command would essentially manage it. If 9/11 had been an “intelligence failure,” it is likely that General Eberhart would have been court-martialed instead of promoted.”
NORAD Exercises Hijack Summary
Debunking 911myths.com: War Games

The NORAD Wargames
1) Vigilant Guardian
2) Vigilant Warrior
3) Northern Guardian
4) Northern Vigilance
5) National Reconnaissance Exercise


NORAD had drills of jets as weapons

“WASHINGTON — In the two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted exercises simulating what the White House says was unimaginable at the time: hijacked airliners used as weapons to crash into targets and cause mass casualties.

One of the imagined targets was the World Trade Center. In another exercise, jets performed a mock shootdown over the Atlantic Ocean of a jet supposedly laden with chemical poisons headed toward a target in the United States. In a third scenario, the target was the Pentagon — but that drill was not run after Defense officials said it was unrealistic, NORAD and Defense officials say.”
NORAD drills on 9/11
Two Days Before 9/11, Military Exercise Simulated Suicide Hijack Targeting New York


– Sept 9 – NORAD conducts operation ‘Northern Vigilance,’ planned months in advance, which deploys fighter jets to Alaskan region.

– 9/11 – Three F-16 jetfighters from Andrews AFB, 15 miles from Pentagon, are flown 180 miles away for training mission in the morning.

-9/11 – Andrews AFB, home to DC Air National Guard and Air Force 1 & 2, had no jetfighters on alert.

-9/11 – NORAD was running war game called ‘Vigilant Guardian’ in which the commander in charge thought first hijacking was “part of the exercise.”

-9/11 – FAA bans takeoffs at 9:26 am for all civilian, military, or law enforcement aircraft

-9/11 – A simulated aircraft hijacking was scheduled for the morning by NORAD.

-9/11 – Shoot-down authorization not communicated to NORAD until 28 minutes after Flight 93 crashed.


Cynthia McKinney asks Hard Questions
(after 6 Mins)


“Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA): The question was, we had four war games going on September 11th, and the question that I tried to pose before the Secretary had to go to lunch was whether or not the activities of the four war games going on September 11th actually impaired our ability to respond to the attacks.

Gen. Richard Myers: The answer to the question is no, it did not impair our response, in fact General Eberhart who was in the command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command as he testified in front of the 9/11 Commission I believe – I believe he told them that it enhanced our ability to respond, given that NORAD didn’t have the overall responsibility for responding to the attacks that day. That was an FAA responsibility. But they were two CPXs; there was one Department of Justice exercise that didn’t have anything to do with the other three; and there was an actual operation ongoing because there was some Russian bomber activity up near Alaska. So we –

Cynthia McKinney: Let me ask you this, then: who was in charge of managing those war games?

Chairman Hunter (R-CA): General, why don’t you give the best answer that you can here in a short a period of time and we’ll – the gentle lady wants to get a written answer anyway, and then we can move on to other folks.

General Myers: The important thing to realize is that North American Aerospace Defense Command was responsible. These are command post exercises; what that means is that all the battle positions that are normally not filled are indeed filled; so it was an easy transition from an exercise into a real world situation. It actually enhanced the response; otherwise, it would take somewhere between 30 minutes and a couple of hours to fill those positions, those battle stations, with the right staff officers.”


Mark Dayton: US Senator Mark Dayton says NORAD lied about 911!

“NORAD LIED” – Senator Mark Dayton


“During the hearing, Dayton told leaders of the Sept. 11 commission, that, based on the commission’s report, a NORAD chronology made public a week after the attacks was grossly misleading. The chronology said the FAA notified the military’s emergency air command of three of the hijackings while those jetliners were still airborne. Dayton cited commission findings that the FAA failed to inform NORAD about three of the planes until after they had crashed. And, he said, a squadron of NORAD fighter planes that was scrambled was sent east over the Atlantic Ocean and was 150 miles from Washington, D.C., when the third plane struck the Pentagon — “farther than they were before they took off.” Dayton said NORAD officials “lied to the American people, they lied to Congress and they lied to your 9/11 commission to create a false impression of competence, communication and protection of the American people.” He told Kean and Hamilton that if the commission’s report is correct, President Bush “should fire whoever at FAA, at NORAD … betrayed their public trust by not telling us the truth.” Asked about Dayton’s allegation, a spokesman for Colorado Springs-based NORAD said, “We stand on our testimony to the commission” and declined to discuss the 2001 chronology. Erin Utzinger, a spokeswoman for Dayton, said the senator “assumes the FAA knew of NORAD’s coverup.”
9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon

“We to this day don’t know why NORAD [the North American Aerospace Command] told us what they told us,” said Thomas H. Kean, the former New Jersey Republican governor who led the commission. “It was just so far from the truth. . . . It’s one of those loose ends that never got tied.”


NORAD had drills of jets as weapons

“WASHINGTON — In the two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted exercises simulating what the White House says was unimaginable at the time: hijacked airliners used as weapons to crash into targets and cause mass casualties.

One of the imagined targets was the World Trade Center. In another exercise, jets performed a mock shootdown over the Atlantic Ocean of a jet supposedly laden with chemical poisons headed toward a target in the United States. In a third scenario, the target was the Pentagon — but that drill was not run after Defense officials said it was unrealistic, NORAD and Defense officials say.”
9/11 NORAD Rehearsed Crashing Hijacked Planes Into The World Trade Center Years Before
MASCAL – Pentagon Mass Casualty project

Context of ‘October 24-26, 2000: Military Holds Exercise Rehearsing Response to a Plane Crash at the Pentagon’

“The Pentagon Mass Casualty project (codenamed Pentagon Mascal) was a contingency exercise that was held in the Office of the Secretary of Defense conference room between October 24 and October 26, 2000. The exercise required emergency response teams, members of the defense protective services, U.S. government officials to conduct emergency simulations in preparation for a possible plane crash into The Pentagon.”
Amalgam Vigro (June 2001)

“Operation Amalgam Virgo is a CINCNORAD[1] joint task counter-terrorist and field training exercise (FTX) carried out in Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida on early June 2001. NORAD sponsored the multi-agency planning exercise involving the hypothetical scenario of a cruise missile or UAV launched by a terrorist group.[2] Osama bin Laden was pictured on the cover of the proposal for the exercise. Key military players involved in the exercise also included personnel from the 1st Air Force battalion, the U.S. National Guard, the U.S. Reserve forces, and the U.S. Navy.”
Bojinka plot

“A report from the Philippines to the United States on January 20, 1995 stated, “What the subject has in his mind is that he will board any American commercial aircraft pretending to be an ordinary passenger. Then he will hijack said aircraft, control its cockpit and dive it at the CIA headquarters.”
Terrorist Plan to Use Planes as Weapons Dates to 1995
August, 1997: The cover of FEMA’s emergency response to terrorism depicts the World Trade Center in cross-hairs.

The Emergency Response to Terrorism: Self-Study
Bomb Goes Off At Pentagon During Porter Goss Q&A

“Yes we have considered a plane attack.” Porter Goss

Jerome Hauer, ABC, 9/11, 14:53

“As we plan for New York City, We plan for massive events.” (@0:50)
“We did plan for building collapse, bombings, and that was part of our routine planning.” (@6:00)

Dan Rather interviewed Jerome Hauer a few hours after the towers collapsed and admits that they planned for such events.
“Official Recommends Practicing for a Plane Hitting the WTC – On the final day of the hearings, Guy Tozzoli, the director of the Port Authority’s World Trade Department, recalls a drill held in 1982, which simulated a plane crashing into the WTC (see November 7, 1982), and recommends that New York’s emergency response agencies train again for an aircraft hitting the Twin Towers.” (see March 29, 1993) [Newsday 11/12/01]

Context of ‘July 1985: Report Outlines Terrorism Threat to WTC’
Pentagon Rejected Pre-9/11 Hijacking Exercise

“At least five months before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, air defense planners proposed a war-game situation in which a terrorist group hijacked an airliner and flew it into the Pentagon, but the Joint Staff rejected the idea, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.”
9 11 Prior Knowledge Using Planes As Weapons Compilation of Clips cut from Core of Corruption
Agency planned exercise on Sept. 11 built around a plane crashing into a building

“In what the government describes as a bizarre coincidence, one U.S. intelligence agency was planning an exercise last Sept. 11 in which an errant aircraft would crash into one of its buildings. But the cause wasn’t terrorism — it was to be a simulated accident.

Officials at the Chantilly, Va.-based National Reconnaissance Office had scheduled an exercise that morning in which a small corporate jet would crash into one of the four towers at the agency’s headquarters building after experiencing a mechanical failure.”
“I was running my flight simulator on my computer, on the phone with Rick, we were discussing how feasible it is to fly a plane into this building with a load of explosives? That was a piece of cake, there’s nothing to stop you once you’re in the air. We flew around the Manhattan area, we made a strike on the Statue of Liberty, hit the World Trade Center, Empire State Building. All of these was obviously feasible.” – Fred Mcbee ((Rescorla’s security consultant at the WTC)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9jUEp_l7cE (@7:25)


“Nobody in our government, at least, and I don’t think the prior government, could envision flying airplanes into buildings on such a massive scale.” ~ George W. Bush (April, 2004)
“Oh goodness no!” “Never would have crossed anyone’s mind that a commercial airliner….” ~ Donald Rumsfeld, Sept.30th,2001
“You hate to admit it, but we hadn’t thought about this.” ~ General Richard Myers, acting air defense commander, Oct.2001
“There were no warning signs that I’m aware of that would indicate this type of operation in the country.” ~ FBI Director Robert Mueller,a couple of weeks after 9/11.
“Until the attack took place, I think it is fair to say that no one envisioned that as a possibility.” ~ WH Press Sect. Ari Fleischer
“I don’t think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon; that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.” ~ Condo Rice, May 2002


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