Deception at the Pentagon: The Myth of Hani Hanjour and Flight 77
Hani Hanjour, the alleged Flight 77 hijacker pilot, could hardly fly
Hani Hanjour alleged Flight 77 pilot "during the second week of August, they found he had trouble controlling and landing the single-engine Cessna 172."
Yet on 9/11, "executed a pivot so tight that it reminded
observers of a fighter jet maneuver. The plane circled 270 degrees to the right to approach the Pentagon from the west.... Aviation sources said the plane was flown with extraordinary skill..."
—Washington Post 9/12/01 Page A01
After taking off from Dulles International Airport,
American Airlines Flight 77 passed through West Virginia,
into Ohio, but then it never turned back into West Virginia
to head towards the Pentagon, as we were told it did.
U.S. National Defenses use primary radar to find unknown aircraft
by detecting its physical presence, and ground radar detection
cannot be turned off from within the plane.
"With its transponder off... controllers at centers.... can change the configuration of their scopes so they can see primary radar returns.... the simultaneous loss of radio and transponder signal would be a rare and alarming occurrence,
and would normally indicate a catastrophic system failure or an aircraft crash.... At 8:54... the transponder was turned off and even primary radar contact with the aircraft was lost... The controller ...believed American 77 had experienced serious electrical or mechanical failure, or both, and was gone. ... In sum, Indianapolis Center never saw Flight 77 turn around. By the time it reappeared in primary radar coverage [36 minutes later], controllers had either stopped looking for the aircraft because they thought it had crashed or were looking toward the west."|
|—U.S. government, 9/11 Commission Report|
Why were Pentagon defenses ordered to stand down?
Vice President Dick Cheney ordered air defenses down.
He later falsely claimed that he ordered full defenses,
but if that were true, why were his orders increasingly
questioned as the threat increased? And then ignored?
He orchestrated a deceptive visual spectacle at the Pentagon,
when a fake Flight 77 was activated to create a false narrative
MR. MINETA: No, I was not. I was made aware of it during the time that the airplane coming into the Pentagon. There was a young man who had come in and said 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 orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?" Well, at the time I didn't know what all that meant. And --|
MR. HAMILTON: The flight you're referring to is the --
MR. MINETA: The flight that came into the Pentagon.
MR. HAMILTON: The Pentagon, yeah.
|—U.S. government, 9/11 Commission Report|
Deceptive visual spectacle at the Pentagon
About 80 video camera surveillance tapes, showing the
real Pentagon visual spectacle, were seized and confiscated
by the FBI who only released selective bad quality images
"The split-second image of the hijacked airplane slamming into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, filled computer screens around the nation
yesterday as the Defense Department for the first time officially released two videos of the terrorist attack. Unlike the powerful images of the hijacked
planes crashing into the World Trade Center in New York -- played again and again on television -- the specter of American Airlines Flight 77 is fleeting.... David Yancey, whose wife, Vickey, died on Flight 77, said the videos did not show enough detail to end the talk of a conspiracy."|
|—Washington Post May 17, 2006|
|Pentagon Releases Videos of 9/11 Plane Crash Group Wanted to Counter 9/11 Conspiracy Theories|
Explosion, but news reports show no plane wreckage at the Pentagon
"You know, it might have appeared that way, but from my close-up inspection, there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon.
The only site is the actual site of the building that's crashed in, and as I said, the only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you can pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, fuselage, nothing like that anywhere around, which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon and then caused the side to collapse. Now, even though if you look at the pictures of the Pentagon you see that the floors have all collapsed; that didn't happen immediately. It wasn't until almost about 45 minutes later that the structure was weakened enough that all of the floors collapsed."
—CNN's military affairs correspondent Jamie McIntyre 9/11/01|
Watch CNN video clip (small file)
Watch CNN video clip (big file)
"They said it was a plane, and I didn’t see any pieces of any plane, and I couldn’t believe a plane hit the building."|
|—Lt. Robert Medairos, Arlington County Police|
|ABC 7, Washington, D.C. September 13, 2001, 3:25 PM|
See additional September 11 Pentagon Research:
Terrorism or friendly fire: Why would real terrorists
risk using fighter jet maneuvers in order to avoid
hurting any top U.S. Pentagon high-value targets?
|"American Airlines Flight 77 struck ...the only area of the Pentagon with a sprinkler system,
and it had been reconstructed with a web of steel columns and bars to withstand
bomb blasts... many of the offices there were empty in anticipation of the renovation."
||"Every time we've thought about what might happen if the Pentagon were subject of attack we assumed that the attack would come on the other side, the river entrance, where the brass are."|
|—Los Angeles Times 9/16/01
||—CNN's military affairs correspondent Jamie McIntyre 9/11/01|
|"Pentagon, a Vulnerable Building, Was Hit in Least
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