Release of New Pentagon Video Clears Up Nothing, Unfortunately
May 16, 2006
911Truth.org Steering Committee
911Truth.org is disappointed that the Pentagon has released another video which
does not clearly show a Boeing hitting the Pentagon. Despite the hyping of this
release as offering ‘definitive proof’, we are surprised that this inconclusive
video remained hidden to the American people for nearly five years.
Recall that www.Flight77.info documents two years of FOIA requests for 85
videotapes in the possession of the FBI that pertain to the Pentagon
strike. The site’s proprietor, like the steering committee of 9/11truth.org,
is hopeful that a release of this footage will show definitively that a plane
hit the Pentagon so that distracting speculation about the Pentagon attack can
cease. But today’s video does nothing of the sort.
If the Pentagon and the Bush administration truly sought to offer clear evidence
for the official story of the Pentagon strike, why would they choose to release
images that resemble the previously released stills rather than the footage
from the Sheraton, the Citgo gas station, or the Virginia D.O.T that presumably
would show the events more clearly?
We will continue to relentlessly pursue a full investigation of the events surrounding
9/11 and seek justice for the victims, as clearly defined in our mission statement.
The 9/11 families were told by the 9/11 Commission that the Family Steering Committee’s questions would be used as a roadmap for the Commission, and that
their questions would be answered in the final report. Yet upon publication
of the final report, it became clear that more than half of those questions
had never been asked, let alone answered.
Furthermore, 9/11 widow
Cynthia McKinney in July of 2005 that the final report actually raised more
questions than it had answered.
Some (like Fox News) who deride us for demanding a thorough, unbiased investigation
attempt by doing so to shift the focus away from the valid concerns the family
members and the 9/11 truth movement have sought answers to for more than four
years. Others offer derision from ignorance. In both cases no useful purpose
We hope the release of this video serves to refocus Americans? attention
on these unanswered questions. We also hope that the corporate media will cease
equating all 9/11 skepticism with the claim that a plane did not hit the Pentagon.
The credible challenges to the official story are multi-faceted and well-researched.
All it takes is an effort to discover and report on them.
In this spirit, we call for journalists of integrity to turn their attention
to the dozens of remaining unanswered questions surrounding the 9/11 attacks,
many of which unfortunately support the view that elements within the government
had foreknowledge of
and may have been complicit in the attacks.
Journalists: For a comprehensive resource on the many paths into 9/11 research
and activism, please visit
For a thorough analysis of the official version of the Pentagon attack, as
well as a critical analysis of a few of the ungrounded theories being propounded
by some, please see: http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20040810075752147
For a research archive of important essays and articles pertaining to 9/11
truth, please visit: http://911readingroom.org/bib/
Finally, for the most complete timeline of events associated with the 9/11
attacks, please visit: http://cooperativeresearch.org/project.jsp?project=911_project