Full El Al flight took off on 9/11 from JFK to Tel Aviv
Fahrenheit 9/11? Sicko!.
Rahm Emanuel’s younger brother, Ari Emanuel, is Michael Moore’s agent in Hollywood. He encouraged this latter to point out the supposed responsibility of Saudi Arabia in September 11 attacks in his famous film Fahrenheit 911, the showing of which was ensured by the Democratic Party.
By Wayne Madsen
(WMR) -- WMR has learned from two El Al sources who worked for the Israeli airline at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport that on 9/11, hours after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all civilian domestic and international incoming and outgoing flights to and from the United States, a full El Al Boeing 747 took off from JFK bound for Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport.
The two El Al employee sources are not Israeli nationals but legal immigrants from Ecuador who were working in the United States for the airline.
The flight departed JFK at 4:11 pm and its departure was, according to the El Al sources, authorized by the direct intervention of the U.S. Department of Defense. U.S. military officials were on the scene at JFK and were personally involved with the airport and air traffic control authorities to clear the flight for take-off.
According to the 9/11 Commission report, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta ordered all civilian flights to be grounded at 9:45 am on September 11.
The New York Air Traffic control center’s audio tape of recollections of air traffic controllers made an hour and a half after the 9/11 attacks were destroyed by an air traffic control manager who did not face criminal charges for destroying physical evidence on the worst terrorist attack in American history. The Transportation Department later claimed the destruction of the tape was the result of mere “poor judgment.”
The El Al flight took off two days before commercial flights were permitted to resume on September 13. Private flights were only permitted to resume on September 14. On September 13, a chartered Lear jet flew three Saudis, including a member of the Saudi royal family, from Tampa to Lexington, Kentucky. On September 14, a chartered Northstar Aviation flight flew four Saudis from Providence, Rhode Island to Paris.
On August 22, 2005, WMR reported: “Four Americans flew with ‘Air Bin Laden’ flight transporting Bin Laden family members to Saudi Arabia and Europe nine days after 911. The post-911 domestic flights of Bin Laden family members out of the United States with the sanction of the Bush White House were not the only instances where Americans have flown with the family that spawned “Al Qaeda” leader Osama Bin Laden. WMR has obtained a passenger list from a September 20, 2001, Aero Services private charter flight from Le Bourget Airport, north of Paris, to Geneva, and on to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (King Abdulaziz International Airport-OEJN). On the list are a number of Bin Ladens, as well as four Americans, including a Los Angeles Police Department officer named Jason Blum who flew to Le Bourget from Los Angeles. A previous list provided to Sen. Frank Lautenberg showed Mr. Blum departing from the Bin Laden party in Boston. The newly obtained list shows he accompanied the Bin Ladens to Paris Le Bourget. The other three Americans on the passenger list are J.P. Buonono, Joseph Allen Wyka and Ricardo V. Pascetta.”
Although much has been written about the “Bin Laden” and other Saudi flights in the days after 9/11, the El Al flight on the afternoon of September 11 is the first instance of Israelis departing the United States while commercial traffic was grounded.
There have also been reports that the FBI seized FAA records concerning the events of 9/11 from the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center in Islip, Long Island. The ARTCC has responsibility for flights out of JFK.
Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.
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|US should put 9/11 to rest with facts|
Why should any challenge to official version be treated as treachery?
It’s been almost nine years since the Sept. 11 attacks yet questions still remain and accusations keep coming. Last week an influential elected member of Japan’s ruling Democratic Party and head of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs Yukisha Fujita said he believes that 9/11 was perpetrated by shadowy forces within America and then covered-up. He also claims that at least eight of the hijackers are still alive and suggests that The World Trade Center Building 7 was deliberately demolished with explosives.
Last week, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has regularly characterized 9/11 as a “suspect event,” said the attacks were “a big lie” used by the US to elicit sympathy to pave the way for its entry into Afghanistan. It appears that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is on the same page. Just last Tuesday, he suggested that the US government may have orchestrated the 9/11 attacks. In an earlier statement, he agreed with Fujita’s hypothesis that Building 7 had been dynamited.
In September 2003, Tony Blair’s former Minister for the Environment Michael Meacher shocked his former boss and the establishment by writing a column published in The Guardian describing the “War on Terror” as “bogus” and implying that the US government either allowed 9/11 to happen or played a role in it.
Spurious anti-American messages emanating from Ahmadinejad and Chavez are par for the course and can be easily dismissed as baseless barbs. But now that a top Japanese official has doubts about the authorized version of events, shouldn’t these be addressed? The Washington Post thinks not. It has written them off as Fujita’s lunatic fantasies. The problem is that those who accept the official version of events as gospel — feeling that any challenge is tantamount to treachery at worst or is eccentric at best — are unwittingly feeding the conspiracy bandwagon.
I know that for many Americans — and especially New Yorkers — any discussion of that terrible day still hits a raw nerve. And that’s understandable. In the post-9/11 climate it became a real taboo. But there is a genuine need to get at the truth because as several former British ministers recently admitted to the Iraq inquiry, 9/11 changed the world. As they submit, without changed perceptions following Sept. 11, Afghanistan and Iraq would probably not have been invaded. So, one can logically extrapolate that 9/11 resulted in up to one million deaths rather than almost 3,000.
The official 9/11 commission shut up shop in August 2004 after publishing a detailed report on the origins of Al-Qaeda, the events of the day and recommendations on preventing such tragedies in the future. However, the report is unsatisfactory in that it presumes the unproven and neglects to clarify key anomalies.
One of its main flaws is the overall assumption that Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind, which contradicts FBI findings. Bin Laden does appear on its “Most Wanted” site but not in connection with 9/11 because the bureau believes there is not enough hard evidence tying him to that crime.
A message on the FBI’s website reads: Bin Laden “is wanted in connection with the Aug. 7, 1988 bombings of the United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya... In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world.”
Even more troubling is the report’s failure to explain why the World Trade Center Building 7 came down seven hours after the attacks when it hadn’t been directly hit. There was, however, an official explanation authorized by Congress in 2004 arrived at by using computer models, detailed analysis and eyewitness accounts. This was simply that Building 7 collapsed due to fires ignited by falling debris from the Twin Towers. This is the first time that we are aware of that a 15-story building collapsing due to fire, said a spokesman for the investigative team.
I’ve always tried to keep an open mind as, frankly, the official tale and the conspiracy theories are equally implausible. On the one hand, it’s hard to believe that elements within the US government would be involved in such a heinous mass murder. Plus, any such conspiracy would have had to involve dozens, if not hundreds, of high-level players sworn to secrecy. It’s hardly feasible that not one of them has sought to speak out until now given the emotion surrounding the attacks and the repercussions they had on the entire world.
The conspiracy theorists would argue that America has been known to concoct false flag operations in the past. Operation Northwoods, for example, called for CIA operatives to commit acts of terrorism and hijack planes so that Cuba would get the blame as a prelude to war. The plan was ultimately rejected by President John F. Kennedy.
For most people, it’s unthinkable that the US could have played any part in 9/11 or knowingly allowed it to happen. But with more and more prominent individuals speaking their minds on the subject to America’s detriment it may be time for the US to silence the ugly slurs. An entirely independent commission on the lines of Britain’s Iraq Inquiry would help; if there is nothing to hide, then why not?
Lastly, if I could have the answer to only one question it is this. How did a man with the same name and face as an alleged hijacker turn up in Casablanca after the attacks when the official story positions him on American Airlines Flight 11 stabbing a stewardess?
The individual in question told the BBC that he had, indeed, attended a flight-training school in Daytona Beach and was the man in the photograph distributed by the FBI. An article on the BBC website dated Sept. 23, 2001 headed “Hijack ‘suspects’ alive” tells the tale. Did someone steal his identity? Did the FBI get it wrong? Did the BBC make a mistake? Inquiring minds would love to know.