by Anthony Lawson / March 19th, 2010
is not a theory but a fact — one that is well known within the 9/11
truth movement — that the 9/11 Commission failed to ensure that at
least one of the appropriate government agencies: the NTSB, the FBI or
the FAA was commissioned to positively identify the aircraft which were
allegedly involved in the murders of nearly 3,000 people, on September
One does not need to be a Harvard Law School graduate to know that
the first and most important requirement in any murder investigation is
to determine the cause of death, which often leads to a requirement to
identify, and trace to its origins, a murder weapon, or, in the case of
9/11: weapons. And there can be no doubt that each of the four planes
which were allegedly hijacked on the morning of 9/11 was posited as
being a murder weapon by the U.S. administration and the 9/11
Commission, yet there is absolutely nothing which firmly connects the
four allegedly-hijacked planes to any of the 9/11 crash sites.
In fact, it is not fanciful to suggest that if a lawyer, even of a
far lower calibre than that of an Alan Dershowitz, were engaged to
defend the airport security companies that allegedly allowed 19
box-cutter-carrying Arabs to get on to those planes, he would
immediately call for the dismissal of such an action on the grounds
that the planes which allegedly hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon, and the one which crashed near Shanksville had
never been forensically identified as the planes which, allegedly, had
been hijacked that morning.
And such a motion could not possibly be denied, as I will explain.
The planes in question were alleged to have been: American Airlines
flight 11 (Tail Number: N334AA), North Tower; United Airlines flight
175 (N612UA), South Tower; American Airlines flight 77 (N644AA), the
Pentagon, and United Airlines flight 93 (N591UA), which supposedly
crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. But the truth is that they
could well have been different planes that had arrived on the scenes
from quite different locations, because the crash debris recovered from
those four crash sites has never been forensically linked to the planes
that allegedly took off from Logan International, Boston; Dulles
International, Washington and Newark International, New Jersey, and
which were, allegedly, hijacked shortly thereafter. Therefore, they
cannot possibly be linked, without a reasonable doubt, to breaches of
security at those airports.
So it would be a remarkable irony, and quite possibly a unique
circumstance in the annals of American jurisprudence, if the
assumptions used as reasons for launching wars against two sovereign
nations, as well as the more generalised ‘War on Terror’ would not
stand up as evidence in either a criminal prosecution or a civil
damages suit in an American court of law.
Air-crash investigations in the United States are normally carried
out by the NTSB’s air accident investigation division, and there are
several documentary television series featuring this government
agency’s painstaking approach when investigating the causes of air
crashes. During many such investigations, serial numbers from recovered
parts are cross checked with the airline-in-question’s purchase and
maintenance records, to try and identify the reason for an accident,
when it is suspected that mechanical failure may have been the cause.
However, the NTSB has confirmed that — apparently for the first time
from its inception, in 1967, since when it has investigated more than
124,000 other aviation accidents — it took no part in investigating any
of the air crashes which occurred on September 11, 2001. So the world
has been asked to take it on faith and hearsay that the four planes
involved were normal scheduled flights which were hijacked by Arab
terrorists, some of whom, are, allegedly, still alive.
Even more disturbing is the fact that documentation exists, and is
available on the Internet, which indicates that the FBI, backed up by a
separate letter from the Justice Department, has refused to release any
information under the Freedom of Information Act about any debris
recovered from the crash sites, including the serial number of the
“Black Box” Cockpit Flight Data Recorder allegedly found near the
alleged crash site of United Airlines Flight 93. It may be recalled
that a transcript taken from this recorder formed the basis for several
TV dramas and one Academy-Award winning feature film.
By no means finally, but just as disturbing, the core of a jet
engine, which can be seen in several 9/11 videos falling out of the
northern face of the WTC’s South Tower, and which hit a building on its
way down, and was photographed and videoed — in the presence of FBI
personnel and at least one FBI vehicle — where it came to rest at the
junction of Church and Murray streets, was later photographed, prior to
its [alleged] burial in a land fill on Staten Island. So much for what
murder investigators are usually so concerned about: The chain of
custody and preservation of important evidence, pending its
The events of 9/11 had consequences far beyond the destruction of
life and property in the United States; they were the reasons for the
launching of three wars. Yet it is obvious that a leader writer of an
influential newspaper, the Washington Post, could not spare
the time to look into such a serious matter — one that people with far
fewer resources than he or she has access to have managed to do —
before launching a scathing attack on a member of the Japanese
parliament and the world-wide 9/11 truth movement, in general.
Just because the 9/11 Commission did not do its job properly is no
excuse for newspaper writers not to do theirs. Unless, of course,
newspapers such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times are
playing a conscious role in a conspiracy to prevent the truth about
these events from surfacing. In which case their editors and owners
would almost certainly be guilty of misprision of felony.
I would like to stress that the identity of the planes is not the
only reason why the 9/11 Commission’s findings should be regarded as
invalid, and its members found guilty, at the very least, of gross
oversights in the collection of the evidence which was used in the
writing of its Final Report. Even a cursory look at the visual
evidence of the collapsing World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and WTC 7
should have instilled grave doubts about the findings of some of the
experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST.
But, for my money, the real smoking guns were, and still are, the
four aircraft that were used as weapons on that terrible day, and for
them not to have been identified breaks every rule in any book which
seeks to teach the art of solving crimes.
Lawson is a retired, international-prize-winning TV commercials
director, cameraman and editor, and a professional voiceover artist
living in Thailand. His entire catalog of YouTube videos can be viewed online. Read other articles by Anthony.