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Senator Dayton says: "NORAD lied"
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from Kyle F. Hence
1) Commentary on Sen. Dayton accusation of NORAD lying and Challenge to President Bush
2) Star-Tribune article on Dayton's breaking the ice on Capital Hill
3) My Letters to Dayton and Kennedy regarding need for balance in 9/11 hearings.
At last someone in government, and a Senator at that, is willing to call a spade a spade in this so-called investigation into 9/11. And a member of the press has the courage to run with the story putting it as a headline over the focus on recommendations that flow from a flawed or incomplete report:
Lies and lack of accountability are at last being called out and the Washington Post missed it!
While courageous Sen. Dayton's challenge to the Commission, to NORAD and to the President himself should just be the beginning of genuine scrutiny on the Commission's findings (and flawed process) -- there is at this time far too much emphasis being placed on the Commission's recommendations with 15 hearings planned in 7 Committees in the House (none one so far on the facts, omissions, discrepencies) rather than on the findings on which those recommendations are based.
Again, this rush to restructure is effectively serving as a smoke screen and distraction to the obvious need to examine the findings of 'facts and circumstances' -- the Commission 'full accounting' on which their findings are based.
CitizensWatch joins former CIA analysts and FBI whistleblowers and others in demanding that the Commission be challenged for errors or ommissions in key areas.
Please read the first 8 pages of Richard Clarke's book; read the Complete 9/11 Timeline at: www.cooperativeresearch.org and do your own homework! Senator Dayton did the other night when he skipped the Democratic convention festivities to read the Commission report until 2:30 AM! And as a result someone is seeking accountability and further scrutiny! Perhaps if we follow suit we can truly begin to do what needs to be done to really be safe. That road must begin by getting to the truth behind 9/11 and the cover-up that is now emerging into the light of day thanks to Senator Dayton.
Kyle F. Hence
Dayton: FAA, NORAD hid 9/11 failures
Greg Gordon, Star Tribune Washington Bureau Correspondent
July 31, 2004 -- Last update: July 30, 2004 at 10:07 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., charged Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) have covered up "catastrophic failures" that left the nation vulnerable during the Sept. 11 hijackings.
"For almost three years now, NORAD officials and FAA officials have been able to hide their critical failures that left this country defenseless during two of the worst hours in our history," Dayton declared during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hearing.
During the hearing, leaders of the Sept. 11 commission urged Congress to promptly create a national intelligence chief to command a fragmented U.S. counterterrorism effort before Al-Qaida strikes again.
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Letter to be hand delivered to:
- Representative Patrick Kennedy
U.S. House of Representatives
407 Cannon House Office Building
Senator Mark Dayton (D-MN)
United States Senate
346 Russell Senate Office Building
Kyle F. Hence
21 John St.
Newport, RI 02840
July 31, 2004
Dear Senator Dayton,
I commend you today for your courage in speaking out about the evidence you've seen that NORAD lied to the American people and to the Commission when it released it's official timelines in September of '01 and again at the May '03 hearing (not under oath!). [Our group was instrumental in forcing the Commission to take testimony under oath].
I feel that the timeline offered us by the Commission is suspect as well. This brings me to my primary message to you and your colleagues as you look ahead to further hearings on the Hill about the Commission's Report.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to not just examine the 9/11 Commission recommendations. The Commissions findings of facts and circumstances including suspect timelines must be scrutinized as well with equal commitment and vigor. If the facts are wrong or incomplete then the recommendations that flow from those flawed findings may be flawed as well.
Please read the first 8 pages of Richard Clarke's book. His timeline conflicts grossly with that of the Commission's. The Commission has Rumsfeld and Myers out of the loop until well after 10AM. Myers they say was in a car enroute to the Pentagon when he saw smoke there. Rumsfeld was in a breakfast meeting through the whole course of the attack. Clarke has then both in a White House directed video conference beginning at approximately 9:12AM.
Also, please read Gail Sheehy's "Who's in Charge Here?" (it's posted at www.911citizenswatch.org)
Clarke quotes a Deputy Director of the Situation Room in the White House (the Director being in FL with Pres. Bush) saying when Clarke arrives at approximately 9:10 that a "Threat Conference Call" was underway.
The 9/11 Commission has the "Threat conf." starting at 9:37 or 9:39.
These are major discrepancies that beg answers and explanations. How were they resolved? Is there a cover-up? Why was there no call for courts martial? How could Rumsfeld, Myers and the President be left out of the loop over the 109 minutes you mentioned it took for the attacks to be carried out?
Thank you for your diligence in the most critical search for the whole truth about what happened on 9/11.
This brief email has touched on a tip of iceberg that would throw grave suspicions on the work of the Commission and the supposed cooperation of the Agencies asked to assist in getting to the truth.
Kyle F. Hence
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