- A dedicated group of experienced civilian and military
pilots, including combat fighter pilots and commercial airline captains,
just finished a marathon 72 hours of non-stop briefings and debate over
the current crisis evolving from the use of commercial aircraft as cruise
missiles against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September.
- The so-called terrorist attack was in fact a superbly
executed military operation against the United States, requiring the utmost
professional military skill in command, communications and control. It
was flawless in timing, in the choice of selected aircraft to be used as
guided missiles, and in the coordinated delivery of those missiles to their
- As a tactical military exercise against two significant
targets (world financial center and the citadel of world strategic military
planning), the attack, from a psychological impact on the American public,
equaled the Japanese "surprise" attack on Pearl Harbor 7 Dec
- The over-riding question: If we are at war, who is the
- The group determined that the enemy is within the gates,
that he has infiltrated into the highest policy-making positions at the
Federal level, and has absolute control, not only of the purse strings,
but of the troop build-up and deployment of our military forces, including
active, reserve and National Guard units.
- PRELUDE TO PANIC
- The 9-11 activity and horrific destruction of US property
and lives was intentionally meant to trigger a psychological and patriotic
reaction on the part of the US citizens, which is paving the way for "combined
UN activity" (using the fig leaf of NATO) for striking key targets
in both the Middle East/ South Asia and the Balkans. The goal continues
to be ultimate destruction of all national sovereignty and establishment
of a global government.
- The trigger for the 9-11 activity was the imminent and
unstoppable world-wide financial collapse, which can only be prevented
(temporarily) by a major war, perhaps to become known as WW 111. To bring
it off (one more time), martial law will probably be imposed in the United
- In each of the major wars of the 20th century, the financial
manipulators (located in the City of London and New York City) had placed
the US (and much of the Western world) in a monetary expansion mode, followed
by an ever-tightening vice of a gigantic credit squeeze. We now have two
ongoing and tightly controlled simultaneous events (emanating from the
two symbolic targets of 911:
- 1) Alan Greenspan, Fed chairman, promising to flood the
market with up to $200 billion in FRNs and to further lower interest rates,
thus bringing about hyperinflation and dollar devaluation. Much of these
multi billions in largesse will be dumped into the coffers of Wall Street,
Defense, bankrupt airlines, insurance companies and into the willing arms
of debt-ridden third-world countries in the form of debt repudiation (forgiveness).
Call it bribery, in order to get these often reluctant nations to join
our coalition of "freedom fighters" in "the war against
- 2) Paul Wolfowitz, deputy Defense secretary, promised
that the US will launch "sustained military strikes against those
behind the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington". He said
that the "military retaliation would continue until the roots of terrorism
- This bit of saber rattling was seconded by select NATO
allies (especially Britain), and by our chief ally in the Middle East,
the Butcher of Beirut, Ariel Sharon, while Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld,
with the blessings of Pres. Bush 11, is activating thousands of national
guard and reservists, not only to guard the vulnerable airports, but to
do fly-overs of our Nation's capital in F16s from the North Dakota Air
Guard. Other National Guard units are being jockeyed into potential combat
"hot spots" throughout the Middle East/South Asia and the Balkans.
- WHO IS THE ENEMY?
- Following is a summary of the near-unanimous views of
the assembled military and civilian pilots concerning certain critical
factors relating to the WTC/Pentagon hit of 9-11:
- Troubling questions arose about the alleged pilot-hijackers
of the four aircraft, who were supposedly trained on Cessna aircraft over
the past year at fields in Florida and Oklahoma. One General officer remarked,
"I seriously question whether these novices could have located a target
dead-on 200 miles removed from takeoff point...-- much less controlled
the flight and mastered the intricacies of 11FR (instrument flight rules)
-- and all accomplished in 45 minutes."
- The extremely skillful maneuvering of the three aircraft
at near mach speeds, each unerringly hitting their targets, was superb.
As one Air Force officer -- a veteran of over 100 sorties over North Vietnam
-- explained, "Those birds (commercial airliners) either had a crack
fighter pilot in the left seat, or they were being maneuvered by remote
- Another pilot warned that "we had better consider
whether electro-magnetic pulse or radio frequency weapons were used from
a command and control platform hovering over the Eastern Seaboard... I'm
- Another comment: "If there was an AWACS on station
over the targeted area, did it have a Global Hawk capability? I mean, could
it convert the commercial jets to robotic flying missiles?
- A hotly debated question: Who would be in command of
such an Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS)? Were they Chinese
-- Russians -- Saudis -- Israelis -- NATO ? All of these countries possess
AWACS-type aircraft. All (except the Saudis) have the capability to utilize
electro-magnetic pulsing (EMP) to knock out on-board flight controls and
communications of targeted aircraft, and then, to fly them by remote control.
- One of the Air Force officers explained that we had already
flown a robot plane the size of a Boeing 737 across the Pacific to Australia
-- unmanned -- from Edwards AF13 in California to a successful landing
on an Aussie base in South Australia. It flies along a pre-programmed flight
path, but is "monitored" (controlled remotely) by a pilot from
an outside station.
- He explained that the London Economist (20 Sep 2001)
published comments from the former CEO of British Airways, Robert Ayling,
who stated that an aircraft could be commandeered from the ground or air
and controlled remotely in the event of a hijack.
- COMMERCIAL JETS AS GUIDED MISSILES
- An AP story, dateline Brussels - 7 Oct 01 -- "At
Washington's request, NATO will soon deploy surveillance aircraft for anti-terrorist
operations in the United States in response to the attacks on New York
and Washington, NATO officials said Sunday, an unprecedented use of foreign
military forces to defend the U.S. homeland."
- The assembled group of pilots debated why we would ask
for foreign forces to fly AWACS over our sovereign territory when we have
a fleet of 33 of them, of which 28 are stationed in Oklahoma. The debate
also centered on whether such NATO surveillance aircraft were already here
prior to 11 September.
- Could one of them have commandeered the four airliners?
- There seems to be wide discrepancies between what the
Federal government is proclaiming -- and their media moguls reporting --
as opposed to the calm and reasoned and rational views of those men who
fly the planes and defend the nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
- This writer has been a general aviation pilot since 1946.
1 have flown a variety of single engine prop aircraft since, and installed
an FAA-approved airstrip here on my farm in 1980. Two local pilots periodically
joined me for short hops; one, a Madison County lawyer, a graduate of the
Air Force Academy, who flew for the Air Force before coming home to practice
- The other, Kent Hill, who lives with his wife, Carol,
on a farm close to mine, is an American Airlines captain assigned to the
European route. He was a lifelong friend of "Chic" Burlingame,
They were graduates of the Naval Academy and flew F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam.
Both left the Navy 28 years ago and joined American Airlines. Both planned
to retire in 2002. Chic was the captain of AA flight 77, a Boeing 757,
which departed Washington Dulles for Los Angeles at 8: 10 am on I I September,
with 58 passengers and a crew of 6. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon
at 9:41 am.
- "We were totally trained on the old type of hijack,"
Capt Hill said, "where you treat the hijacker cordially, punch a 4-digit
code into your transponder to alert ground control you're being hijacked,
and then get him where he wants to go, set the plane safely on the ground
and let them deal with it on the ground. However, this is a totally new
situation... Not one of the planes alerted ground control that they were
being hijacked." How come?
- "The fact is, all the transponders were turned off
on the doomed flights virtually at the same time." Look at their departure
times -- two from Logan (Boston), one from Newark, another from Dulles
(Washington DC) -- all between 8 am and 8:15.
- "Shortly after climb-out to flight level, their
transponders are de-activated.. (they are no longer a blip on the radar
screens). This is something that really needs to be looked into. The only
reason we turn them off is so they don't interfere with ground systems
when we land."
- (Note: Transponders identify a particular aircraft in
flight on the radar screens of FAA flight controllers located throughout
the country. Various codes are punched into the transponder, one displaying,
"I am being hijacked.")
- Although there is much talk among the various flight
crews, Hill says they are not privy to any of the investigations into the
events of I I September. "We're in the dark -- very much so ... They're
playing it pretty tight to the vest."
- He is convinced none of the pilots had control of their
aircraft when they were flown into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The question then becomes, who was really in control?
- "Even if I had a gun at my head, I'd never fly a
plane into a building. I'd try to put it in anywhere -- a field or a river
--and I'd be searing the hell out of them (the hijackers) by flying upside
down first," Hill said.
- In fact, the pilot has the best weapon in his hand when
threatened with imminent death by a hijacker, namely, the airplane.
- Another airline pilot stated. "On hearing a major
scuffle in the cabin, the pilot should have inverted the aircraft and the
hijackers end up with broken necks."
- That none of the four pilots executed such a maneuver
points toward the fact that none of them had control of their aircraft,
but had been overridden by an outside force, which was flying them by remote
- As an old and not so bold pilot, I became more convinced
that the four commercial jets were choreographed by a "conductor"
from a central source, namely an airborne warning and control system (AWACS).
They have the electronic capability to engage several aircraft simultaneously,
knock out their on-board flight controls by EMP (electro-magnetic pulsing)
and assume command and remote control of these targeted aircraft.
- As we consider all the options -- and enemies -- who
performed this act of war, whether from China, Russia, Israel, an Islamic
country, or from NATO, we must also consider that the enemy may be within
- If so, then we are dealing with high treason.
- IS THERE A CHINA - ISRAEL CONNECTION?
- Under a heading "High-powered Microwave weapons'
(Regnery Pub 1999) reported: ', the authors of Red Dragon Rising,
- High-powered microwave weapons (sometimes known as radio
frequency weapons) which the PLA calls the 'superstars' of warfare, represent
the new armaments that may define twenty-first century warfare. These very
dangerous weapons can jam electronic equipment by emitting an extremely
powerful pulse of electromagnetic energy over a wide area, or their energy
can be focused in a narrow beam for use against American satellites I or
commercial airliners - Ed 1.
- In that startling and factual work, the authors highlight
the exceptional efforts on the part of the PLA to acquire the latest hi-tech
data from the United States, especially for the "superstars of radio
frequency and electro-magnetic pulse weaponry." In their chapter on
"Targeting America", the authors refer to a bipartisan Cox-Dicks
Committee given the task to investigate "U.S. National Security and
Military/Commercial concerns with the Peoples Republic of China".
- They point out that the Clinton administration changed
the export control regulations (Jan 1996) and that by the end of 1998 the
PRC had 600 American super computers.
- In 1997-98 the Congressional Joint Economic Committee
held hearings on "Radio Frequency Weapons and Proliferation: Potential
Impact on the Economy". Several experts appearing before the Committee
warned that these weapons pose a distinct threat to the United States.
It was revealed during the hearings that China (PLA) has had a high-powered
microwave weapon program for 25 years under the direction of one of many
Chinese students educated at Berkeley over the years.
- The key statement was that the PLA has access to American
research -- "through espionage".
- Let's fast-forward to 1999 and to a New York Times Op
Ed piece by A. M. Rosenthal (22 Oct 1999), in which he described the long-secret
arms deals between Israel and Red China He was the managing editor of the
New York Times for 15 years prior to that article appearing and a dedicated
supporter of Israel. However, as a result of that article, he was fired.
- The title of his Op Ed was "The Deadly Cargo",
and the lead sets the theme:
- More often now, the special cargo arrives in China from
Israel -- riles from Israeli military computers, crates with the makings
of missiles and other weapons, and the men in the lab coats, the engineers
and scientists who know how to put it all together...
- And now I see the Chinese minister of defense, who is
one of the ranking Tiananmen killers, visits Israel. I read obsequious
Israeli speeches praising him and his government...
- The two countries talk openly about bigger arms deals
in the making. I learn that the Chinese have knit together Russian and
- The Russians are converting Ilyushin planes into the
framework of U.S.-type flying command posts (AWACS) and will ship them
- In an astounding interview by Tom Valentine (24 Oct 1999)
on Radio Free America with Andrew St. George the two developed the emerging
scandal of Israel's secret arms deal with Red China. They referred to the
Cox Committee hearings and stated that "unfortunately , the official
Cox 'investigation' into China's capture of American technology covered
up Israel's involvement."
- Valentine stressed that the Reagan administration allowed
the trade to escalate in the 1980s, with the help and encouragement of
such officials as Richard Perle, Stephen Bryen, Fred Ickle and Paul Wolfowitz
..."They were the kingpins of the Defense Department in the Reagan
- In case you missed it, they are now back as key advisers
to President Bush II; in fact, the leading war hawk pressing for our armed
forces to go to war against the Muslim World is the Deputy Secretary of
Defense, Paul Wolfowitz.
- We are being deluged by the current crop of Israel Firsters,
all shouting "It's time to declare war". and "First war
of 21st Century" ( Alan Dershowitz on CNN - William Kristol, Washington
Times - Leonard Piekoff, Washington Post)), and former Israeli prime minister,
Binyamin Netanyahu, appearing before the U.S. Congress,
- QUO VADIS? (Whither Goest?)
- To better grasp where we are heading (other than to the
Khyber Pass), we can dip back to recent history (Vietnam, Korea, Desert
Storm, Kosovo) to get a better focus of the direction we are going, even
though our commander-in-chief has yet to define the specific enemy.
- "Terrorism is like sin; everybody is agin'it."
- To those of us who have actually engaged an enemy (often
contrived) on the battlefield, and/or who have an-n-chaired other wars
from a vantage point, say, the E-Ring of the Pentagon, the pomposity and
solemnity and the speechifying of our fearless politicians, as well as
their favorite talking heads on the idiot box, is eerily familiar. It is
in fact d~ja vous all over again.
- Once again, we will rely on "perpetual war for perpetual
peace" to bring us out of the abyss of a major financial collapse.
We either turn out the Barbarians Inside the Gates, or we prepare for the
long dark night of no return. There is no longer a third option.
- It's curtain call at the Little Theater off Times Square...
- for more detailed view of air routes see: www.usatoday.com/graphics/news/gra/gflightpath2/flash.htm
- From John Albrecht
- In the subject article, Enemy Is Inside The Gates, written
by Donn de Grand Pre' 10/26/01, he says that an EMP device was used to
disable the planes' electronics and then someone flew the planes by remote
- If such a device were used, an EMP device DESTROYS all
the electronics, making it impossible to fly the plane with anything electronic
from that point on. Destoyed are all the circuits, all the servos, all
the relays, power supplies, and so on, regardless of their location in
the aircraft, unless they are totally enclosed in a Faraday cage....which
they are not. In addition, commercial airliners are not routinely outfitted
with remote control packages.
- This option has in fact been suggested as a means to
PREVENT hijackings in the future. Were airliners to be equipped with
secure remote control packages, an authorized agent could take control
away from any hijacker.
- Regards, John Albrecht