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Guilty for 9-11 Attacks Stories on Andrews AFB and Availability of Fighters Produce Controversy

Additional Investigation Corroborates Story, Reveals Pentagon Lies

FTW, November 20, 2001 - Shortly after we posted the incredible story by Jared Israel and Illarion Bykov from the Emperor's New Clothes web site, www.tenc.net, we received emails challenging their detailed research. Those messages asserted that because Andrews was listed as an Air National Guard base, rather than a regular Air Force Base that there were no pilots there capable of responding to the 9-11 attacks.

Not only has my research corroborated the original assertions of the story but new developments indicate that the Air Force and the Pentagon may be trying to hide evidence.

 Below, you will see one of the original questions posed about the story. I will follow that with my follow-up investigation. Then you will see some dramatic new developments as posted by the story's authors.

The story stands, the authors stand by it and I agree. Judge for yourself.

 Mike Ruppert

From: Mike Ruppert [[email protected]]

Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 4:11 PM

To: [email protected] Com ([email protected])

Subject:Question About Guard And Reserve Units At Andrews AFB - An Answer

As you'll see below, they're standing by their story completely. I do note in their text that they state clearly that:

"Andrews Air Force Base is a huge installation. It hosts two 'combat-ready' squadrons:"

"These squadrons are served by hundreds of full-time personnel"

I have read the text of the San Diego article they cite and it "implies" or states the same things.

The San Diego story also states: "This failure is especially striking because some media did report that fighters scrambled from Andrews, but only after the Pentagon was hit. Thus they were aware that Andrews was supposed to defend D.C.:"

I must add that in 1994-5, while I lived near DC I sold cars at Ron Bortnick Ford on Hwy 301 in Upper Marlboro while researching CIA activities and freelancing. It was right next to Andrews and I saw fighters taking off all the time, every day of the week, day and night.

I go to the military web site at

http://www.dcmilitary.com/baseguides/airforce/
andrews/partnerunits.html

And it says:

"Training for air combat and operational airlift for national defense is the 113th's primary mission. However, as part of its dual mission, the 113th provides capable and ready response forces for the District of Columbia in the event of a natural disaster or civil emergency. Members also assist local and federal law enforcement agencies in combating drug trafficking in the District of Columbia."

"Ready Response" clearly implies to me - in conformity with my understanding of military terminology - that these aircraft are ready-to-go. The military web site also states clearly that there are over 700 "full-time" personnel assigned to these operations.

The tenc story also states:

" Within minutes of the attack American forces around the world were put on one of their highest states of alert - Defcon 3, just two notches short of all-out war - and F-16s from Andrews Air Force Base were in the air over Washington DC."
--'Sunday Telegraph,' (London), 16 September 2001 (7)

I have checked the citation and it is accurate.

From reading the military web site I get the impression that ANG personnel are rotated in from all over the country under the command of the DC ANG to provide a full-time ready response cadre. Nonetheless, I can find no fault with the reporting, although I might like to see the two authors clarify this point further in Part II, if for no other reason than to avoid wasting time on a controversy that may be needless. Jared Israel is not a sloppy journalist. Their response to me is attached below:

Dear Mike,

Thanks so much for the dynamite rating.

On your letter, I got nearly the same one.

- I didn't see a signature on yours

- is he withholding his name?

I wasn't going to dignify the one we got with a public answer, since a) it is silly and irrelevant to our point b) the internal evidence of our piece already "answers" it in abundance. I think you'll see that if you read what we've written, again.

Warm regards to all,

Jared

UPDATE SINCE "GUILTY FOR 9-11: BUSH, RUMSFELD, MYERS" WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED

[18 November 2001]

Part 2 of "GUILTY FOR 9-11: BUSH, RUMSFELD, MYERS" will be posted shortly. ("GUILTY" can be read at http://emperors-
clothes.com/indict/indict-1.htm
)

Meanwhile, a bit of news: the Andrews Air Force Base Website has gone back online.

A note appearing on the Website says it was last modified September 12th. However it was inaccessible from mid-September until it went back on line one or two days ago.

The website is important because, as we noted in "GUILTY FOR 9-11," it used to link to official US Air Force pages devoted to the 113th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard. Those pages contradicted media and official claims that there were no combat ready fighter jets at Andrews. One page stated:

"Training for air combat and operational airlift for national defense is the 113 this primary mission. However, as part of its dual mission, the 113th provides capable and ready response forces for the District of Columbia in the event of natural disaster or civil emergency. Members also assist local and federal law enforcement agencies in combating drug trafficking in the District of Columbia."

The link to this page is broken, and we could not find anything like it on the modified Website. However, you can still access it at archive.org. Just go to:
http://www.dcandr.ang.af.mil/113wing/
pa/html/wg_units.html
and scroll down a bit.

A related page, devoted to the 113th Fighter Wing's parent, the DC Air National Guard (DCANG), also seems to have been modified. We could no longer find the following pre-9-11 mission statement, which also indicates that Andrews had combat-ready airplanes:

"DCANG MISSION

To provide combat units in the highest possible state of readiness."

This page is still accessible in archive form at:
www.dcandr.ang.af.mil/hq/default.htm

We also have backup copies of these pages at:

http://emperors-clothes.com/
9-11backups/dcandr.htm

and

http://emperors-clothes.com/
9-11backups/dcandr2.htm

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