Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:06:07 -0600 [11/25/2009 04:06:07 PM CST]
To: "Michael Morrissey" , "Thomas Potter" , firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: 9/11 Tragedy Pager Intercepts
A friend sent me a link. Now I see what's what. It's a lot of text
messages that say "planes hit the towers" without any explanation of
how that is know to be true. Classic disinformation! Here it is:
570,000 pager messages from 9/11 released
Activist group is publishing texts, many of them from government officials
9/11: How msnbc.com saw it then
Attack on America
See images from MSNBC.com's day-of coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
After the attacks
See images MSNBC.com used in its coverage of the days immediately following the 9/11
Some 570,000 pager messages sent on Sept. 11, 2001, many of them by government officials,
were being disclosed Wednesday by a nonprofit activist group.
"Messages in the archive range from Pentagon and New York Police Department exchanges, to
computers reporting faults to their operators as the World Trade Center collapsed,"
according to WikiLeaks, an online group that describes itself as a protector of "internal
dissidents, whistleblowers, journalists and bloggers who face legal or other threats
related to publishing."
Many of the messages are completely unrelated to the Sept. 11 attacks, but others are
clearly from people at the scene, responding or trying to contact people at the World
Trade Center. Examples include:
Story continues below ?
8:53:44 AM: "NYPD Ops Div" <|1 PCT WORLD TRADE CENTER|--- 1 PCT - WORLD TRADE CENTER -
POSSIBLE EXPLOSION WORLD TRADE CENTER BUILDING. LEVEL 3 MOBILIZATION TO CHURCH AND VESSY.
9:00:05 AM: 1/1) CONFIRMED PLANE CRASH AT 2 WORLD TRADE CENTER. EMRP, 38ST, HAZMAT
9:00:42 AM: All - Plane crashed into WTC, our staff at 5 WTC is presently recorded safe
details to follow.
9:01:53 AM: Plane crash into World Trade Center. All MTA PD midnight units being held
over. MTAPD Comm Ctr (1/1)
9:04:01 AM: AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL HAS NOT GIVEN US ANY CONCRETE INFO.....INDICATED PSBL
HI-JACK COM ACFT. JOE TURNER OCC DUTY DIRECTOR
9:10:35 AM: Ellen has tried to get Derek, Brock, & Mark but unable to get through, their
floors are at the top
9:10:46 AM: Due to the explosions in the WTC all ATM's are being shutdown
9:11:42 AM: we're under another "terrorist" attack in new york city at the world trade
buildings!!! it's horrible. two planes crash into the top floors of each building. phi
9:13:24 AM: airports are closed and command still reports numerous jumpers and numerous
others trapped. FDNY is avail via live
In a statement, WikiLeaks said that "the archive is a completely objective record of the
defining moment of our time. We hope that its revelation will lead to a more nuanced
understanding of the event and its tragic consequences."
WikiLeaks started the release at 3 a.m. ET on Wednesday and will continue releasing
messages chronologically through 3 a.m. ET Thursday.
It did not explain how it obtained what it called "intercepts" of text pagers.
The messages are being released at 911.wikileaks.org.
Quoting "Michael Morrissey" :
Great. I hope somebody finds something.
On 25.11.2009, at 18:25, Thomas Potter wrote:
From 3AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009, until 3AM the following day (US east coast
time), WikiLeaks is releasing over half a million US national text pager intercepts.
The intercepts cover a 24 hour period surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks in New
York and Washington.
The messages are being broadcast to the global community "live", synchronized to the
time of day they were sent. The first message is from 3AM September 11, 2001, five
hours before the first attack, and the last, 24 hours later.
Text pagers are usually carried by persons operating in an official capacity. Messages
in the archive range from Pentagon and New York Police Department exchanges, to
computers reporting faults to their operators as the World Trade Center collapsed.
The archive is a completely objective record of the defining moment of our time. We
hope that its revelation will lead to a more nuanced understanding of the event and its