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6. Rumsfeld's assistant was at the NMCC phone conference & briefing him from
Edited on Thu Jun-23-05 07:07 PM by philb
at least 8:50 AM, but Rumsfeld was only on the conference call with the FAA and military(NMCC, NORAD) for a short period.
So what was so important in his office that the Sec. of Defense didn't have time to interact with the FAA and military about defending the U.S. against the planes, all of which were known about well before they hit anything. It seems that the main leaders were trying to avoid taking responsibility, and even afterward were covering up the extent that they knew what was going on.

Except that Cheney appears to have been the person who really was in control. But afterward tried to fudge the time line and make it appear that he wasn't in control.

Shortly after 9/11, Sec of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a statement carried by news reports and on the DOD web site about his actions on 9/11. Apparently he was also anxious to imply that he had not been aware of the 9/11 events before the buildings were hit. He said that he heard something happened and went downstairs to see what happened and was told a plane had hit the Pentagon (he was in the East wing, plane hit the west wing which is a considerable distance away). He said he went to the crash site and helped with putting people on stretchers for loading in ambulances and returned to his office at about 10:20. In testimony to the 9/11 Comm., he gave a slightly different story. He said that when the plane hit the Pentagon shook and he went out to see what had happened. He said he wasnt there long and returned to his office at about 10:00. Note that actions and times are important due to other events.
The 9/11 Comm. agreed with the first report regarding actions and with the 2nd statement regarding the time of return to the office. But note the time that the plane hit and the fact that it is about a 10 minute walk from Rumsfelds office in the East wing to the west wing parking lot. Also there is contradictory testimony to any of these statements.
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  - Great post!  John Doe II   Jun-22-05 05:48 PM   #1 
  - this guy's possibly the weakest link...  JackRiddler   Jun-23-05 12:26 AM   #2 
  - Cleland  demodewd   Jun-23-05 12:34 AM   #3 
  - Good point. The whole thing stinks and Cleland is no  spooked911   Jun-24-05 02:48 PM   #9 
     - I was disappointed by Cleland here, too..  mirandapriestly   Mar-22-06 02:08 AM   #14 
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     - Limited hangout def:  Progs Rock   Nov-01-06 04:19 AM   #25 
  - Myers testimony is contradticted by that of many officials  philb   Jun-23-05 12:47 AM   #4 
  - Looks like you read DR Griffin's book on the 9/11 commission  spooked911   Jun-24-05 02:00 PM   #8 
  - Kick for straight up IHOPers (nt)  stickdog   Jun-23-05 04:45 PM   #5 
  - Rumsfeld's assistant was at the NMCC phone conference & briefing him from  philb   Jun-23-05 07:05 PM   #6 
  - Let's see Vigilent Guardian, Vigilent Warrior go on that morning.......  Old and In the Way   Jun-23-05 09:35 PM   #7 
  - Myers should have been the one in charge for the hijacking exercise--  spooked911   Jun-24-05 02:52 PM   #10 
  - Can't think of a better alibi than being in a Democratic Senator's office  Old and In the Way   Jun-24-05 09:52 PM   #11 
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  - General Myers! That guy owes me money! (nt)  stickdog   Mar-22-06 12:24 AM   #12 
  - Brilliant post stickdog! nt  HamdenRice   Mar-22-06 07:50 AM   #15 
  - Where are the debunkers?  JackRiddler   Mar-22-06 11:04 AM   #16 
  - Yes,  Andre II   Sep-19-06 02:11 AM   #17 
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  - Great question.  mhatrw   Sep-20-06 02:51 AM   #20 
  - Incorrect to call them "debunkers"  Nozebro   Sep-20-06 10:23 AM   #21 
  - More people need to read this. n/t  mhatrw   Oct-31-06 04:34 PM   #22 
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  - Other than Jazz, he's the only OCT'er I'm aware of that has been banned.  Nozebro   Nov-01-06 12:10 PM   #28 
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  - Yes, it is. n/t  mhatrw   Jun-16-07 02:11 AM   #30 
  - More documentation on complicity  philb   Nov-02-06 10:33 PM   #29 

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