Vanity Fair has obtained copies of the just released 9/11 NORAD Tapes and has posted them on their website for you to hear along with the full transcripts.
It is quite shocking and very different from the impressions given in the news reports and claims from the U.S. Government all these years.
The exercises of running multiple war games of planes being mock-hijacked and crashed into the same high profile targets that morning as happened in real life effectively confused and created chaos that delayed NORAD’s response. Just as what happened with the mock drills of train bombings that took place in London at the exact same time as the real bombings. Improbable extremely unlucky coincidence or necessary intended diversion? NORAD successfully intercepted and scrambled air force jets around planes that entered restricted air space or went off course 67 times between September 2000 and June 2001. Why not on September 11th were they able to scramble jets on time with any of the off course planes? That day, NORAD had access to only 4 fighter jets for the entire Eastern Seaboard. No shoot-down permission was ever granted that day by the relaxed military command.
Of course the VF article only covers about 20 minutes of cherry picked communications released and nothing from the highest in command. The tape of the accounts of 6 air traffic controllers communications with hijacked planes was deliberately destroyed by managers of the FAA, so unfortunately we will never know what they said. According to the Department of Transportation Inspector General, no one ever listened to, transcribed or duplicated that tape. It is lost forever.
“How did the U.S. Air Force respond on 9/11? Could it have shot down United 93, as conspiracy theorists claim? Obtaining 30 hours of never-before-released tapes from the control room of NORAD’s Northeast headquarters, the author reconstructs the chaotic military history of that dayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬?and the Pentagon’s apparent attempt to cover it up. VF.com exclusive: Hear excerpts from the September 11 NORAD tapes. Click PLAY after each transcript to listen”