Some More 9/11 Facts
According to the Zogby poll:
"Less than two in five (36%) believe that the 9/11 Commission had "answered all the important questions about what actually happened on September 11th," and two in three (66%) New Yorkers (and 56.2% overall) called for another full investigation of the "still unanswered questions" by Congress or Elliot Spitzer, New York's Attorney General. Self-identified "very liberal" New Yorkers supported a new inquiry by a margin of three to one, but so did half (53%) of "very conservative" citizens across the state. The call for a deeper probe was especially strong from Hispanics (75.6%), African-Americans (75.3%) citizens with income from $15-25K (74.3%), women (62%) and Evangelicals (59.9%)."
2. Did you know that when golfer Payne Stewart's Lear Jet lost contact with air traffic controllers in 1999 (and eventually crashed), a pair of F-16 Falcons intercepted the Lear Jet within 15 minutes after contact was lost? On September 11, four (4) commercial passenger jets were allegedly hijacked, and we know for certain that three of those planes were not intercepted even though they were each in the air without air traffic control contact for over 40 minutes. In fact, Flight 11 lost contact with air traffic controls for over one hour and twenty minutes before it finally hit WTC 1. Flight 77 was in the air for fifty (50) minutes prior to allegedly hitting the Pentagon. No intercepts.
So one lear jet with a golfer on board gets intercepted after 15 minutes, yet 4 commercial passenger planes dont get intercepted on a morning where the entire world is watching one plane after another smack into buildings?
3. Did you know that in the three days prior to 9/11, there was an extremely high volume of put options purchased for American Airlines, United Airlines, and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (Morgan Stanley held 22 floors of offices within the WTC towers). In fact, "a single U.S.-based institutional investor with no conceivable ties to al Qaeda purchased 95 percent of the UAL puts on September 6."
Or what about the fact that some zealous traders, on Monday, September 10, 2001, bought 17,955 short-term S&P 500 index puts at 1,050 points (the "strike price"). Essentially, those investors were gambling that the S&P index of 500 stocks, which closed at 1,092.54 at 4pm that day, would fall by at least 42 points by September 21, when the options were scheduled to expire. Without such a significant decline, the options would have expired worthless.
Nevertheless, in a footnote on page 499 of the 9/11 Commission Report, the 9/11 Commission stated that:
"some unusual trading did in fact occur, but each such trade proved to have an innocuous explanation."Oh, okay, nevermind then. The footnote says its okay.
4. Did you know that, since 9/11, the government has given us three different stories for why the 9/11 commercial flights were not intercepted by military fighters? Funny thing is, the second version was finally contradicted by the 9/11 commission even though it was "in effect" for two and a half years prior thereto.
5. As for this fact, I'll give it someday soon. Its too much at once. ;-)
Its a doozy!