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The Definitive Quote (Team 8 to the Front Office)

“In perhaps no aspect of the 9-11 attacks is the public record, as reflected in both news accounts and testimony before this Commission, so flatly at odds with the truth.”

November 10, 2021

Began Season 2 of the 9/11: And Then There Was Chaos series. Episode IX, the Gofer 06 story published this date.

September 30, 2021

Janice Kephart, 9/11 Commission Staff, published a You Tube video on Terrorist Travel. Historians and researchers will want to add this presentation to their bookmarks. Janice has worked on the terrorist travel issue for the past two decades. Her presentation is exhaustive and a must watch.

September 8, 2011

The You Tube series has been updated to include both the Langley scramble story and the Andrews fighter story.

August 3, 2021

The You Tube series has been updated to include the Otis scramble story.

June 8, 2021

If you are looking to find the media for the Commission hearings the links on the official Commission website are broken.

Here are the links you need:

UNT Digital Library. (University of North Texas)



May 28 2021

Here are the You Tube episodes for the series “9/11, And Then There Was Chaos.”

Episode I, The Battle

Episode II, The Attack

Episode III, Part 1, Chaos Defined

Episode III, Part 2, Chaos Contained

Episode III, Part 3, The Language of Chaos

Episode III, Part 4, Cascading Bifurcation

Episode IV, Principles of War

Episode V, Part 1, The Otis Scramble, Preview

Episode V, Part 2, The Otis Scramble, Initial Events

November 2, 2020

Updated the Air Force One article to include a sound clip from Herndon Center. At 9:37 EDT, Andrews called Herndon to alert FAA to the probable return of Air Force One to Washington D.C. Ironically, almost to the second, the call came as AA77 impacted the Pentagon.

July 20, 2020

Published an article discussing the flight of Air Force One to Barksdale Air Force Base on 9/11. Air Force One flew unescorted. The article shows that a flight north to Washington D.C. would have been protected.

July 17, 2020

Published an article, “9-11: UA93; Commandeered, and Final Moments.” This is the first time that 84th RADES forensic analysis of the UA93 flight track has been published. It is also the first time that diverse data concerning the final moments of UA93 has been published. Data about the CVR, FDR, radar, infra-red data from space, Gofer06, and the private jet, Falcon 20 has been correlated and depicted.

July 10, 2020

Published an article, “9/11: AA11 and UA175; The Relationship.” Article describes the time-space relationship between the two planes.

March 31, 2020

Published an article, “Coronavirus, Chaos, and Strange Attractors” The article documents some early thinking on current events.

September 10, 2019

Published the latest is a series of articles on the Trump Revolution, The Trump Revolution, Incomplete.

After a promising start the Trump Revolution has stalled out. We examine why in the linked article.

April 23, 2019

Mitchell Zuckoff approached me some months ago asking if he could consult on his forthcoming book, Fall and Rise The Story of 9/11. It was my great pleasure to assist and even greater pleasure to receive a complementary copy.

If you are a historian, researcher, or writer working on events of 9/11 then this book belongs on  your bookshelf. It is uniquely written to capture the very personal accounts of many who were participants in an infamous day in history.

The book is a tough, emotional  read at times, but a vital and necessary addition to the compendium of research material available about 9/11. Given its very nature, this book could not have been written in the immediate aftermath. It is a work that deserves the longer reach of history. Mitchell Zuckoff has made that reach.

March 26, 2017

NARA has added an invaluable research aid for FAA 9/11 records. Material is organized in typical NARA style, 11 boxes, with multiple folders in each box. For example, IAD (Dulles) files are contained in folders in box 11.

January 25, 2017

This site was down for several weeks because of a server failure. That problem has been overcome and we are up and running again.  The election has come and gone. Trump is President. His path to victory was a business path, hostile takeover.  Watch out world.

There is a seventh lesson learned from 9-11 that I will address, soon. It is the need for objective, fact-finding, criteria. Absent that, the Bush administration was never able to construct its own narrative of events on September 11, 2001. Critical underlying facts had been misinterpreted and institutionalized.

November 7, 2016

Published a final article in the Trump Revolution series. The article lists six 9/11 Presidential-level lessons learned.

November 3, 2016

Published a penultimate occasional article in the Trump Revolution series. An update was needed prior to the general election.

July 18, 2016

Published a fifth occasional article in the Trump Revolution series. An update was needed on the eve of the conventions.

June 16, 2016

Published a fourth occasional article in the Trump Revolution series. The original assessment that Trump is a revolutionary was incorrect. The article puts the reassessment in perspective.

May 9, 2016

Revised and updated the welcome page to account for a shift in emphasis to political revolutionary warfare and the current political campaigns.

May 4, 2016

Published a second update to the Trump article, “The Trump Revolution: where he is; where he needs to be, second update.

April 4, 2016

Published an update to the Trump article, “The Trump Revolution: where he is; where he needs to be, an update.”

February 26, 2016

Published a new article, “The Trump Revolution: where he is; where he needs to be,” under the category political revolutionary warfare.