Or would there be two or three items that worry you the most. The Commission has a statutory mandate and will be examining those areas as well. And so then, at the time we heard about the airplane that went into Pennsylvania, then I thought, "Oh, my God, did we shoot it down.
A lot of effort has gone into taking a look at the things that were not done right prior to prepare ourselves for the aftermath.
Among the unconfirmed and often contradictory news reports aired throughout the day, one of the most prevalent said a car bomb had been detonated at the U.
Governor Kean, Congressman Hamilton and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today on behalf of the combatant commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, to provide testimony on the events surrounding the events of September 11th,when our nation was attacked from within by foreign terrorists using commercial aircraft as weapons of mass destruction.
But basically the comments I received from my staff was that there was no intelligence indication at any level within NORAD or DOD of a terrorist threat to commercial aviation prior to the attacks. Did they also go into burner.
As you undermine our security, we undermine yours. The question was the timeline we have been given is that at 8: Please stand up, Don. Obviously the terrorists turned that transponder off, and that airplane, although it did not disappear from the radarscope, it became a much, much more difficult target to discern for the controllers who now only could look at the primary radar return off the airplane.
As America knows, but it is important to keep repeating, that aircraft never reached the terrorists' target due to the heroic actions taken by the passengers and crew on United Flight Just by the nature of all the events going on that day, the scrambling of the aircraft and, I don't know; I guess, just being in the military, you do start thinking about it, an intuitive reaction to certain statements being made.
Do you agree, Mr. This is not just a linear event. I'm not sure if it's General Dave Worley phand I think they actually talked to him. One individual who provided assistance to Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar may be connected to the Saudi Government. But in listening to the conversation between the young man and the vice president, then at the time I didn't really recognize the significance of that.
That is well inside the time that is allowed for them to get airborne. The death toll was beyond catastrophic and devastating to a nation. It is, of course, the largest, I think the largest Islamic charity in the world. He had put the aircraft at Otis on battle stations, wanted permission to scramble them.
Making the point that not all believers of the Salafist ideology, to which IS cleaves, are violent and that violence was not the sole drawcard for recruits, Jacob Olidort, who is an adjunct professor at George Washington University, argues there has to be something else — even if that "something" sounds a bit absurd.
A Phoenix FBI communication explained the theory behind this: On the 15th of June,two fishermen had a lucky escape off the coast of the Isle of Wight when a 13' thresher shark leapt aboard their boat. Commissioner Roemer, I would assume that a decision of that nature would have had to be made at a much higher level than the people who were in the Situation Room.
Was there some NORAD office -- and you'll forgive us because we had asked for this information prior to the hearing from FAA and did not receive it -- but we are advised that there was indeed an open line between either the net or some other name given to a -- essentially an ongoing conference where under, in real time, FAA was providing information as it received it, immediately after the first crash into the Towers, we were told, with respect to each of the events that were ongoing of any remarkable nature.
It wasn't in the minds of script writers when the Algerians had actually hijacked the plane, which they were attempting to fly into the Eiffel Tower. The CIA never responded. The distance of those fighters which had been scrambled out of Otis, at that particular point they were still 71 miles away, about eight minutes out, and going very fast.
And so there was no specific order there to shoot that plane down.
Now, the only thing that I would point out on this chart is this says 9: Bush conferring with his chief of staff aboard Air Force One, September 11, Bassnan may have been in contact with al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi during their time in San Diego. Again, that would be speculation on my part as to what was happening on that day, so I just wouldn't be able to really answer that -- on that inquiry.
When al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar moved to San Diego, al-Bayoumi provided them with considerable assistance. Here are the options. I know this commission will be speaking to the same agencies and individuals that provided me with that information, so I will let the Commission collect that information from those primary sources.
This was real life. You can see now that lag time has increased from seven minutes from impact to report; now it's nine minutes from impact to report. Washington: Fifteen years after the September 11 strikes on New York and Washington, the staging of terror attacks is dramatically altered.
But the essential element is unchanged – whatever weapons are used, the objective that counts is instilling fear.
A timeline of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Both towers completely collapsed within roughly eight hours of the first plane crash.
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