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Transcript: John Farmer on Malloy Show with Brad Friedman 9/11/09

Transcript of Brad Friedman’s September 11, 2009 interview of John Farmer on the Mike Malloy radio show. Farmer was a Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission and Team 8 leader- he has a new book out, ‘The Ground Truth: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11’, and Friedman asked him questions about the book, posed four questions to him that got Glenn Beck so upset about Van Jones, and also a couple of listener questions.

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About those after-action reports from 9/11… by Mark Gaffney

Despite it being a standard procedure, no NORAD ‘after-action reports’ were created after 9/11- after the worst attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor, the worst attack on the mainland since the War of 1812- and the most incredible failure of air defense in all of NORAD’s history. Not a single ‘after-action report’; just reports about ‘lessons learned’.

Questions for Miles Kara on NORAD (and Other) Exercises by Erik Larson

June 2009, 9/11 Commission Team 8 staff member Miles Kara launched a blog- 9/11 Revisited- and has been taking questions from the public, as well posting articles expanding on the 9/11 Commission’s work. In this open letter to Miles Kara I pose a set of questions that have been raised in various forms since 9/11, and since the release of the 9/11 Commission Report. In addition, there are new questions based on 9/11 Commission records released to the National Archives, January 2009. Hopefully, Miles Kara will fill in the details.

Two Days Before 9/11, Military Exercise Simulated Suicide Hijack Targeting New York by Kevin Fenton

A 9/11 Commission record released to the National Archives summarizes 28 NORAD exercise scenarios in the 3 years prior to 9/11 which involved hijacking. Many involved intercept/shadowing by fighter jets, at least 2 involved planes crashing into cities/buildings, & at least 3 involved shoot-downs, including a version of Vigilant Guardian in Oct 98.

The F-16s That Failed to Protect Washington on 9/11: Was the Langley Jets’ Emergency Response Sabotaged? by Shoestring

Shoestring article about the “extraordinary combination of confusion, communications problems, conflicting orders, breaches of protocol, and other difficulties” that took place on 9/11 coincident with attempts to defend the skies.

Zelikow, NORAD False Testimony & 9/11 Commission Records – 3 Articles by Kevin Fenton

3 recent articles by Kevin Fenton:

The first 2 are based on a memo and an email chain in the 9/11 Commission records at the National Archives regarding the false statements made by NORAD officials to the 9/11 Commission, and the Commission’s response.

The 3rd article is based on a comment posted by ‘Philip Zelikow’, apparently the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, on the ‘Zelikow Caught in a Whopper article:

9/11 Truth, Part 6 of 11: Air Defense ‘Failures’, Simultaneous War Games & Continuity of Government

This article summarizes some of the events concerning the 4 hijacked flights on 9/11, provides information on standard air defense procedures and warnings received prior to 9/11 and gives a brief overview of the multiple war games and military operations surrounding 9/11, including Continuity of Government planning. Links are provided for more in depth research.