Planes without Passengers: The Faked Hijackings of 9/11
Dean Hartwell’s 2nd edition of Planes Without Passengers: The Faked Hijackings of 9/11 deals with some of the most controversial and complex aspects of 9/11 research. Regrettably, many of the aspects of 9/11 research Dean pursues in his latest book are ignored, misunderstood, dismissed, or hastily rejected, even (or, perhaps, especially) by those in the so-called “9/11 Truth Movement”. Nevertheless, any serious 9/11 investigator will want to take what Dean has to offer in Planes Without Passengers seriously, and consider the implications of his well-established research.
Dean tackles the subject of “phantom flights” and their alleged passengers, the mislabeled theory of “no planes”, faked or otherwise fabricated “hijackings”, and other key details of the official 9/11 conspiracy theory in depth throughout the book, offering well-founded arguments and facts which totally disprove virtually every aspect of the official government conspiracy theory explaining what happened on 9/11.
Before going any further, let’s clear something up here. The “no planes” theory of 9/11 can be summarized as follows, which I think Dean would most assuredly agree with: there were no large commercial Boeing 757 or 767s involved at any of the alleged crash sites on 9/11. Or, to be more precise, the “hijacked” commercial airliners allegedly involved on 9/11 were simply fabricated cover stories or decoys for what really happened that day. Flights 11, 77, 175, and 93, the official flights alleged by the government and media to have been hijacked and used as weapons on 9/11, were not hijacked and did not crash anywhere on 9/11.
Consider the following facts, which Dean highlights quite succinctly in his book: American Airlines Flights 11 and 77 were never even officially scheduled to fly on 9/11 according to the government’s own records. Additionally, United Airlines Flights 93 and 175 were not de-registered as active commercial airliners until September 28, 2005 – a full 4 years after they allegedly crashed and were destroyed on 9/11. (See Planes/No Planes and “Video Fakery” by Dr. Jim Fetzer.)
So the question then becomes: how can flights that were never even scheduled have crashed on 9/11? And, how can flights that were in the air 4 years after 9/11 have crashed that day?
Dean also cites well-known 9/11 researchers David Ray Griffin and A.K. Dewdney as key sources refuting the alleged phone calls made by passengers on the “hijacked” flights. Griffin and Dewdney have shown that the phone calls alleged to have been made on 9/11 were not even possible given the technology of the time. Some have suggested that voice-morphing technology was involved in the fabrication of the phone calls made on 9/11, technology which is known to be in existence, even prior to 9/11. However it was done, the alleged phone calls were a key aspect of the official conspiracy theory, and were used to sell the idea to the public that “Muslim extremists” really did hijack commercial airliners on 9/11. In reality, the phone calls were faked, and have been used as a major PSYOP on the American and world public in order to perpetuate the “hijacker” and “innocent American passengers tragically died on board the airliners” myths.
Furthermore, Elias Davidsson has established that the United States government has never been able to prove that any “Muslim extremists” hijacked any airliners on 9/11, a subject discussed by Dean in the book. The alleged flight manifests are either fraudulent or have serious problems, bringing their legitimacy into question, and there has been no video evidence produced by the government of “Arab Muslim terrorists” boarding any of the flights at any of the airports on the morning of 9/11, key facts Dean brings to light. Incredibly, none of pilots of the allegedly “hijacked” airliners that day entered the hijack code to notify ground control operators, and no fighter jets were scrambled to intercept these flights (probably because there were no hijackings).
Dean also addresses the eye witness testimony of travelers at the various airports alleged to have been involved with the flights on 9/11, especially the travelers at the Cleveland airport, where multiple flights landed on 9/11, including flights associated with the official conspiracy theory, namely Flight 175 (or an aircraft thought to have been Flight 175). Figuring out exactly which flights landed where, what flights were even in the air, and other aspects relating to the flights on 9/11 are extremely complex details of 9/11 research, and Dean does a good job of trying to sort this all out the best he can given the available evidence. In my opinion, we will likely never know what exactly happened with the flights said to have been involved on 9/11, if there even were any (which I now doubt), but it’s important for knowledgeable individuals like Dean to investigate these matters honestly and bring important facts to light.
Perhaps the most controversial topic Dean covers is the alleged passengers said to have been on the official flights on 9/11. He makes a good case that many, if not all, of the alleged “passengers” were either government-insiders involved in the conspiracy, or were manufactured individuals sold to the public as “victims”, similar to what was detailed in the Operation Northwoods document.
Planes Without Passengers: The Faked Hijackings of 9/11 is an extremely important book for honest researchers of the events of 9/11 to pursue. I highly recommend it, and believe Dean has done a major service to those of us seriously interested in figuring out exactly what happened on 9/11.
NB: This article was originally published on September 19, 2012.