9/11 'myths' to be dismissed

A member of the 9/11 commission says several "urban myths" about the 2001 attacks will be dispelled Thursday at the panel's last scheduled public hearing.

One such myth is the widely held belief that the U.S. military was ready to carry out orders to shoot down civilian aircraft if necessary.


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TIA now verifies flight of Saudis

The government has long denied that two days after the 9/11 attacks, the three were allowed to fly. Two days after the Sept. 11 attacks, with most of the nation's air traffic still grounded, a small jet landed at Tampa International Airport, picked up three young Saudi men and left.


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Did al-Qaida trainee warn FBI before 9/11?

More than a year before 9/11, a Pakistani-British man told the FBI an incredible tale: that he had been trained by bin Laden’s followers to hijack airplanes and was now in America to carry out an attack. The FBI questioned him for weeks, but then let him go home, and never followed up. Now, the former al-Qaida insider is talking. In March, 2000, Niaz Khan said he was down and out, waiting tables in a curry house north of London, overwhelmed by gambling debts and increasingly drawn to the message of a radical local imam. The imam extolled Osama bin Laden and the rewards of dying for jihad.


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Elementary 9-11

Attention, loyal Americans. Do you believe in your country? Do you believe what your leaders say? Do you believe in the truth?

The greatest tragedy in American history occurred on September 11, 2001. The nation we love was attacked. Our leaders told us a tale of what happened. It was a lie.

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Your government trained and funded Al-Qaeda

Eleventh public hearing of the 9/11 Commission, with testimony by Fmr. Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Wind the video on to three minutes before the end to hear the family members of the victims chastise the whitewash commission, where a family member of a victim says, "remmeber this, your government trained and funded Al-Qaeda" - as the rest of the 9/11 families applause.

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Weißes Haus hält brisante Dokumente zurück

Die Regierung Bush gerät im Streit über ihre Anti-Terror-Strategie vor dem 11. September erneut in die Defensive. Der Untersuchungsausschuss forderte das Weiße Haus auf, bislang zurückgehaltene Akten aus der Ära Clinton herauszugeben. Eine frühere FBI-Mitarbeiterin bezichtigte Sicherheitsberaterin Condoleezza Rice der Lüge.

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People Died in WTC 7: This Makes Silverstein and the FDNY Guilty of AT LEAST Manslaughter

Weaver: "We lost Craig Miller, an employee that we still can’t find. His body has never been recovered. People here are still grief stricken." (first quarter, 2002)

Steve Carey – SS special agent in charge or recreating task force.

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Winning WTC memorial design revealed

A design that would turn the footprints of the fallen twin towers into reflective pools as the primary symbols of loss has been selected for the World Trade Center memorial.

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9/11 Chair: Attack Was Preventable

For the first time, the chairman of the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented, reports CBS News Correspondent Randall Pinkston.

"This is a very, very important part of history and we've got to tell it right," said Thomas Kean.

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Wife hits back after 9/11 'betrayal'

It is one of the most taboo stories to emerge from the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks - firefighters who have abandoned their wives, for the widows of fallen colleagues.

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Al Qaeda tape likely used to rally, recruit

An al Qaeda video, which appeared this week on an al Qaeda-affiliated Web site, shows the September 11, 2001, attack on New York's World Trade Center as filmed from an angle sources in Washington said they had not seen before. FBI officials said they were aware of the video, but declined further comment. It is not clear how al Qaeda obtained it.

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Train Services Return to World Trade Center Site

Commuter train service reopened Sunday at the World Trade Center site, marking the first rebuilding project to be completed there and the first time the public is allowed back since Sept. 11, 2001. The first train glided smoothly into the rebuilt station, filled with officials and politicians and uniformed train conductor David McQuillan peering out one of its side windows.

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