Cheney Authorized Pentagon Hit on 9/11
Retrieved from the memory hole…
Here is C-SPAN footage of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta telling the 9/11 Commission in 2003 that when he arrived in the Presidential Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) in the basement of the White House around 9:20AM on September 11, Vice-President, Cheney was already there with Mrs. Cheney.
The second World Trade Center tower had been hit at 9:03.
Mineta said that shortly after he arrived, he witnessed an exchange between Cheney and a young, unidentified man. He told the commission:
“During the time that the airplane was coming in to 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 whipped his neck around and said, ‘Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?'”
Mineta’s testimony places Cheney in the PEOC almost 40 minutes before the 9/11 Commission said he arrived (They say he got there around 10AM)
This account also contradicts the claim of Don Rumsfeld at the Pentagon, who said they had no idea a plane was coming their way; this is why there was no evacuation of the Pentagon.