by Dee McLachlan
5:53: A security camera at the Portland airport security checkpoint records Mohamed Atta on route to Logan International Airport, in Boston. In Atta’s luggage is his will — to be transferred onto American Airlines Flight 11 at Boston. [Why would he take his will with him if he thought he was going to die and be incinerated.] Point 9 of his will states (translation by the FBI here):
“9. The person who will wash my body near my genitals must wear gloves on his hand…”
6:01: Australia’s Prime Minister, John Howard, is on his morning walk. in Washington, DC. He had visited with President Bush alone for four hours the previous day.
Howard is reflecting on the Sunday barbecue, where he met Vice President, Dick Cheney; the Secretary of State, Colin Powell; and the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.
6:45: The security cameras in the Logan International Airport stop working.
6:47: NORAD personnel start prepping for Operation Northern Vigilance. This exercise causes Fighter pilots to deploy to locations in Alaska and Northern Canada.
7:59: American Airlines Flight 11, carrying 81 passengers, 11 crew members, Atta and al-Omari, departs 14 minutes late from Logan International Airport. Atta’s luggage is the only bag not to make the connection — leaving his will behind. [If Atta knew he was going to fly into a building, I wonder how he thought they’d find his body with intact genitals?]
8:37: Boston Center control notifies NEADS (Northeast Air Defense Sector) of the hijacking of Flight 11, the first notification received by NORAD that Flight 11 had been hijacked. The controller requests military help to intercept the jetliner.
8:46:20: Satam al Suqami, one of the 5 hijackers on that flight, opens the cockpit window and throws out his passport which lands on Vesey Street and is soon turned in (by an unnamed person) to New York officials.
8:46:40: Flight 11 crashes at about 790 km/h into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99. President George Bush later said he saw the impact on a television.
8:48: The first report of the “attacks” is shown on TV to the world.
8:52: The F-15s at Otis Air National Guard Base are sent to military controlled airspace off Long Island and ordered to remain in a holding pattern.
8:55: President Bush arrives at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Florida. Before entering the classroom, the President speaks to National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice about the first plane.
9:03:02: Flight 175 crashes at about 950 km/h, into the South Tower between floors 77 and 85. Several hijackers survive and soon surface in Morocco and Saudi Arabia.
9:05: President Bush is about to begin listening to children read The Pet Goat when Chief of Staff Andrew Card interrupts to whisper to the president, “A second plane has hit the second tower. America is under attack.”
The president continues the lesson.
9:07: In his office, Vice President Dick Cheney has his feet up on the desk — posing for his photographer.
9:25: Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta joins Cheney in the PEOC (Presidential Emergency Operations Center) bunker. [the 9/11 Commission Report claims Cheney did not arrive until 9:58.] Mineta testifies, “there was a young man who would come in and say 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!?”
9:37:46: Something (“Flight 77”) crashes into the Pentagon and starts a violent fire. April Gallop makes her way out through the hole. Defense Secretary wanders outside and helps carry an injured person on a stretcher.
9:40: John Howard’s press conference is interrupted. He looks out the window of his hotel to see the Pentagon burning.
10:03:11: United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, leaving little wreckage. Todd Beamer was allegedly on the flight. His cell phone keeps making and receiving 19 calls for many further hours.
All of the above in 2 hours and ten minutes!
What will those radicalised Islamists do next?