Tricky Dick Cheney and the Pentagon Problem

It’s a piece of information which was omitted from the 9/11 Commission report, website, and all news reporting about 9/11. Did you know that VP Dick Cheney, in the words of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, did not stop – and therefore allowed – American Airlines flight 77 to hit the Pentagon?

Mineta to the Congressional committee:

“During the time that the airplane was coming into the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice-President, “The plane is 50 miles out…the plane is 30 miles out.”

And when it got down to “the plane is 10 miles out,” the young man also said to the Vice-President, “Do the orders still stand?” And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said, “Of course the orders still stand, have you heard anything to the contrary!?”

What orders? Who can say? VP Cheney refused to give testimony under oath to the 9/11 Commission. He was asked to appear alone, but only agreed to appear accompanied by then President George W. Bush, both without swearing an oath to tell the truth. One reporter said it gave the appearance of “trying to keep their stories straight.”

Why in the world would two people with nothing to hide behave in this manner?

Liam

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