Secret News Articles

Interview QuestionsI received a very interesting email from one of you guys last week. The title of the email was Why is the Media Avoiding an Associated Press Article?

The email included an Associated Press article which I provide below. The sender asked me to put it on my site because every time he posted it on any message board it was deleted.

I’m not much for conspiracies, but I was intrigued. So, I posted a link to the article on numerous blogs and news paper sites online. Sure enough it was deleted everytime.

Why is the Article Interesting

The most important fact about the article is that it was written by an Associated Press reporter John J. Lumpkin. So I’m talking about a respected journalist and not a conspiracy nut. I also found the article at the Boston Globe.

My emailer states that here is proof that:

  • Agents in the US CIA simulated a fake drill on Sept. 11, 2001 to confuse emergency response personnel
  • This drill was to simulate what would occur if a plane where to strike a building
  • A drill such as this had never been performed prior to Sept 11, 2001
  • Air traffic, pilots, and emergency response personnel where lead to believe the 9-11 attacks where a drill
  • The simulated plane was to have taken off at Dulles airport. The real plane that crashed into the Pentagon took off from Dulles airport.
This might all be a very big coincidence, but why can’t a refer to the article on news blogs such as the Huffington Post without it being deleted?
Either way here is the article. Draw your own conclusions.

Agency planned exercise on Sept. 11 built around a plane crashing into a building

By John J. Lumpkin, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In what the government describes as a bizarre coincidence, one U.S. intelligence agency was planning an exercise last Sept. 11 in which an errant aircraft would crash into one of its buildings. But the cause wasn’t terrorism — it was to be a simulated accident.

Officials at the Chantilly, Va.-based National Reconnaissance Office had scheduled an exercise that morning in which a small corporate jet would crash into one of the four towers at the agency’s headquarters building after experiencing a mechanical failure.

The agency is about four miles from the runways of Washington Dulles International Airport.

Agency chiefs came up with the scenario to test employees’ ability to respond to a disaster, said spokesman Art Haubold. No actual plane was to be involved — to simulate the damage from the crash, some stairwells and exits were to be closed off, forcing employees to find other ways to evacuate the building.

“It was just an incredible coincidence that this happened to involve an aircraft crashing into our facility,” Haubold said. “As soon as the real world events began, we canceled the exercise.”

Terrorism was to play no role in the exercise, which had been planned for several months, he said.

Adding to the coincidence, American Airlines Flight 77 — the Boeing 767 that was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon — took off from Dulles at 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 50 minutes before the exercise was to begin. It struck the Pentagon around 9:40 a.m., killing 64 aboard the plane and 125 on the ground.

The National Reconnaissance Office operates many of the nation’s spy satellites. It draws its personnel from the military and the CIA.

After the Sept. 11 attacks, most of the 3,000 people who work at agency headquarters were sent home, save for some essential personnel, Haubold said.

An announcement for an upcoming homeland security conference in Chicago first noted the exercise.

In a promotion for speaker John Fulton, a CIA officer assigned as chief of NRO’s strategic gaming division, the announcement says, “On the morning of September 11th 2001, Mr. Fulton and his team … were running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building. Little did they know that the scenario would come true in a dramatic way that day.”

The conference is being run by the National Law Enforcement and Security Institute.

Till Next Time

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6 Responses to “Secret News Articles”

  1. RJ says:

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  2. DrowningInDisbelief says:

    “…My emailer states that here is proof that:

    > Agents in the US CIA simulated a fake drill on Sept. 11, 2001 to confuse emergency response personnel

    > Air traffic, pilots, and emergency response personnel where lead to believe the 9-11 attacks where a drill…”

    The article doesn’t state that. Your emailer better testify in front of the Congress on this, otherwise, your emailer will remain a “conspiracy nut”.

    Interesting that the article is being censured though, it sort of contradicts the words of Condoleeza Rice that “no one could have ever imagined this could ever happen”, apparently someone thought about it before that. Interesting…

    • Derek Banas says:

      I just posted it because I thought it was interesting. Sorry, but I never investigated it any further then what you see here. I’m pretty bored by politics in general

  3. Amalia says:

    There have been a few articles on this topic but never any follow up. (Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, among others…) The reason for this isn’t immediately obvious.

    911 was just one of several ‘events’ that coincidentally coincided with Official ‘drills’ and ‘excercizes’. The existence of these drills directly contradicts public statements made by George W. Bush and Condoleeza Rice (among others)either the Public and/or Congress. It brings to light that the existence of these drills is not even mentioned in the final report of the 911 Commission.

    Wikipedia isn’t the ultimate resource but as of today is a fairly concise accounting of the excercizes and drills on 9/11/2001 and NYC’s planned drill for 9/12/2001. (There are others…take a look at the Boston Marathon, LAX shooting and Sandy Hook, among others! Not to say these trajedies didn’t happen, only that there’s so much more to these stories.),_2001

    If one questions 911 and the investigation following (if one can call it that…) then one’s patriotism is questioned, which is ridiculous and a prime of example of “doublethink”. On the contrary, if so many (thousands) of reputable professionals are calling for a new investigation, why are they so completely ignored? “… shows people learning Doublethink and newspeak due to peer pressure and a desire to “fit in”, or gain status within the Party…” (patriotism, anyone?).

    “Doublethink is notable due to a lack of cognitive dissonance —thus the person is completely unaware of any conflict or contradiction.” It is alive and well in the U.S.A.

    Look at who benefits and how attitudes have changed nationwide following these events. Fearful Americans pushing for trillions more in Defense Spending against the boogeymen, demanding “security” everywhere (airports, now schools, public places…cameras, searches, etc.) and more gun control. (I’m not saying guns are good, just stating attitudes…)

    • Derek Banas says:

      Thank you for your input. I basically don’t trust anything I read from any new source at this point. I try to stay away from the news in general as well as politics.

      It seems like it is a waste to risk our lives trying to inform people of most anything. In the last few years I have been dumbfounded, by the lack of response to the wars, catastrophic environmental disasters, the creation of the police state, etc. It is all very sad to me. I just try to do the best I can with the talents that I have. I wish you the best 🙂

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