This is a continuation of this post.
Squawks: All passenger airliners have “squawk” buttons in the cockpits, one of many anti-hijacking protections. Cockpits are also sealed so that strangers cannot randomly enter, even by force. If a hijacking is attempted, the pilot merely hits the squawk button, and within six minutes a fighter jet will appear and escort the plane to a landing. On 9/11/2001 there were eight pilots, all swinging dicks with military backgrounds, but not one of them managed to hit a squawk button. In addition, it remains unexplained how purported hijackers made their way to the cockpits, which do not have swinging doors.
The FBI catches a lot of grief among skeptics, but it is a large organization and most of its people are trying to do their job, which is investigating crime. The organization is very good at its job. Here’s an example:
In August of 2001 FBI Agent FBI Agent Kenneth Williams in Phoenix notified superiors that eight bin Laden agents were training in an Arizona flight school. The report was ignored, and later Minneapolis Agent Coleen Rowley claimed in a thirteen page letter that senior FBI officials created a “roadblock” to derail the probe. Rowley claimed that FBI agents were so frustrated by the lack of response that they directly notified the CIA. They were, of course, reprimanded for this breach of protocol, that is, for notifying the CIA.
Most would quickly write it off to bureaucratic bungling, but anyone who is remotely familiar with spooks will instantly recognize a few things:
- Honest agents were doing their job.
- They were intercepted and thwarted by moles, or inside agents covertly working for those who were planning 9/11.
- The “hijackers” were being babysat, or monitored to be sure that when they were needed to take the fall for the crime, they were free and available. (It would not do, for instance, if Osama bin Laden was in jail on that day. He had to be kept free and his whereabouts known.)
- Finally, the “hijackers,” who were in reality patsies, were being sheepdipped*.
An anomaly here and there is to be expected, and not every oddball occurrence is significant. When they stack up, eyebrows should be raised. Of course, part of the American education process involves the shaving of eyebrows, or putting a damper on natural curiosity, but 9/11/2001 was a circus of anomalies. Thousands of people know much more than they dare say for a simple reason: They like being alive.
*In ranching, “sheepdipping” is a process by which the animals are cleansed of lice and parasites by physically dipping them in cleansing solutions. In the spy game, sheepdipping is the word used when an innocent person is framed in advance to take the fall for a later crime. Lee Harvey Oswald was a patsy, and was sheepdipped and put in place to take the fall for the JFK murder, allowing the real criminals to escape. The 9/11 “hijackers” were not actually training to fly passenger airliners, but rather were being manipulated to look guilty to distract people from the real criminals, still at large.