April 5, 2011
In a stunning new book, 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You To Read, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura presents a broad range of previously classified official government documents, each one telling its own story about the lengths the government goes to to cover up its secretive, controversial and at times downright criminal actions.
However, Ventura says there is one document that stands apart from the rest.
The 9/11 attacks have directly led to a dangerous interventionist US foreign policy based on preemptive military action that has transcended administrations and political paradigms.
The key to understanding how 9/11 was possible can be found in a single government document, presented in context by Ventura in stunning detail.
Just two short months prior to 9/11, then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld oversaw a significant change to DoD procedures for dealing with hijacked aircraft, making it the personal responsibility of the Defense Secretary to issue intercept orders.
Commanders in the field were stripped of all authority to act.
June 2001) was issued for the purpose of providing “guidance to the Deputy Director for Operations (DDO), National Military Command Center (NMCC), and operational commanders in the event of an aircraft piracy (hijacking) or request for destruction of derelict airborne objects.”
The new instruction, signed by S.A. Fry (Vice Admiral, US Navy and Director, Joint Staff) superseded previous procedures put into place in 1997.
This document states that “In the event of a hijacking, the NMCC will be notified by the most expeditious means by the FAA. The NMCC will, with the exception of immediate responses as authorized by reference d, forward requests for DOD assistance to the Secretary of Defense for approval.”
Reference d refers to Department of Defense Directive 3025.15 (Feb. 18, 1997) which allows for commanders in the field to provide assistance to save lives in an emergency situation — BUT any requests involving “potentially lethal support” (including “combat and tactical vehicles, vessels or aircraft; or ammunition”) must still be approved by the Secretary of Defense. So again, the ability to respond to a hijacking with intercept orders was removed from commanders in the field.
Of course, on 9/11 no such intercept orders were issued to NORAD, and three of four hijacked airliners were able to hit their targets with precision accuracy, paving the way for literal modern military crusade into the middle east, and now into Africa.
In his book, Ventura analyses the document, now known the 9/11 stand down order, and investigates whether it was part of a deliberate plot to prevent the US military from responding in a timely fashion to defend America from the most deadly attack in its history.
This and so much more is covered in Ventura’s book 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You To Read, available to order now at the Infowars store.
Appearing on the Alex Jones show this week to promote the book, Ventura explained that his motivation for producing it was to open minds, create more transparency and encourage more whistleblowers to come forward.
The former Governor revealed that during his research for the book he discovered that annually the government classifies as “top secret” over 16 million documents.
“That’s got to be every single document that the government produces!” Ventura surmised.
Ventura scolded the Obama administration, noting that it has been even more aggressive in its crack down on Whistleblowers than the previous Bush regime was, despite promising to act as the most transparent government in US history.
Ventura noted that under the PATRIOT ACT, another attack on freedom stemming directly from 9/11, the government has a blank cheque to operate completely unaccountable to the American people.
“Where is our Supreme Court here?” Ventura asked. “The President and the Congress cannot simply pass a law and have it superceed the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.” he added.
Watch the full Interview with Jesse Ventura below: