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  "Pentagon missile" hoax distracts and discredits the 9/11 skeptics
Suspicions about sand and gravel poured on the Pentagon lawn after the crash are easily explained by the fact a road was hastily built to access the damaged area in preparation for clean-up and reconstruction (heavy trucks needed a roadbed to avoid sinking into the lawn).
The one piece of physical evidence that is unchallenged by anyone is the Pentagon was hit in the nearly empty, recently reconstructed and strengthened sector, which suggests that some sort of remote control / computerized piloting was used to steer the plane.
That side of the Pentagon was virtually empty and had been for some time because the building had been under reconstruction quite visibly on that side for 5-6 years and part of that was to reinforce the building from external attack.
www.oilempire.us /pentagon.html   (3293 words)

  Pentagon - MSN Encarta
The Pentagon, the five-sided headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense, in Arlington, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. It covers an area of 11.74 hectares (29 acres) and is one of the largest office buildings in the world.
The Pentagon was designed by the American architect George Edwin Bergstrom and was built by U.S. Army engineers from 1941 to 1943.
In September 2001 a hijacked airplane was crashed into the Pentagon, causing extensive damage to the western portion of the building.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Rumors of War (Hunt the Boeing!)
  The notion that the Pentagon was not
A base of sand and gravel was laid on the Pentagon lawn because the trucks and other heavy equipment used to haul away the debris (as shown in the photograph below) would have been slipping and sliding on the grass and become mired in the Pentagon lawn otherwise.
hit the Pentagon, the outer portions of the wings likely snapped during the initial impact, then were pushed inward towards the fuselage and carried into the building's interior; the inner portions of the wings probably penetrated the Pentagon walls with the rest of the plane.
www.snopes.com /rumors/pentagon.htm   (1602 words)

 The Pentagon
The world's largest office building, the Pentagon is synonymous with the Department of Defense and a symbol of American military might.
The Pentagon was built in "stripped classical" style, a variation of Greek and Roman classicism popular in the middle of the 20th century and often used for government buildings.
The crash caused a gash on the west side of the Pentagon measuring 30 yards wide and 10 yards deep; 185,693 square feet were damaged and 37,161 square feet were destroyed.
www.infoplease.com /spot/pentagon1.html   (651 words)

 USATODAY.com - Pentagon provides for Hollywood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pentagon "project officers" often are on location when military movies go into production, watching every salute and bugle call.
Moviemakers want to show all that cool equipment and the Pentagon wants the story told in terms that are favorable to the armed forces, or at least somewhat plausible, from its point of view.
The Pentagon liked the project, Strub says, because it was a chance to show the soldiers' bravery and to demonstrate the tough choices that the United States has to make in deciding where to intervene.
www.usatoday.com /life/movies/2001-05-17-pentagon-helps-hollywood.htm   (942 words)

 Oversight of war spending is faulted - The Boston Globe
The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has said that confusing Pentagon accounting procedures, as well as bookkeeping lapses, have complicated the legislative branch's ability to track billions of dollars that have been spent on military contracts and operations.
Pentagon officials said they are currently meeting with commanders in the field to assess their budget needs for the coming year, but will definitely need more than the nearly $50 billion already designated for 2006.
Many give the Pentagon high marks for recent efforts to track the $18 billion that had been set aside for rebuilding projects.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2005/12/04/oversight_of_war_spending_is_faulted   (1029 words)

 The Pentagon - George Bergstrom - Great Buildings Online
Photo, Aerial overview of the Pentagon, with the Washington Monument in the distance.
Not considered a distinguished design work, with 34 acres (13.8 hectares) of space in five concentric rings, the Pentagon is considered to be the largest office building in the world.
Donovan's observation, particularly when it applies to the Pentagon's Army Library, which for years has produced valuable information from its heavily laden shelves for those charged with the task of analyzing the activities of a foreign power.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/The_Pentagon.html   (1218 words)

 Controversy over Pentagon's war-spending plan - Los Angeles Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing an emergency spending proposal that could be larger and broader than any since the Sept. 11 attacks, covering not only the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but extending to other military operations connected to the Bush administration's war on terrorism.
Congressional and military officials have said the Pentagon is considering a request of $127 billion to $150 billion in new emergency war spending, the largest such request since the special spending measures were begun in 2001.
Pentagon officials would not comment on the budget figures, which are due to be made public in February.
www.latimes.com /news/nationworld/nation/la-na-warcosts29nov29,0,2663211.story   (855 words)

 The New York Times > Washington > Hearts and Minds: Pentagon Weighs Use of Deception in a Broad Arena
Critics of the proposals say such deceptive missions could shatter the Pentagon's credibility, leaving the American public and a world audience skeptical of anything the Defense Department and military say - a repeat of the credibility gap that roiled America during the Vietnam War.
Pentagon and military officials directly involved in the debate say that such a secret propaganda program, for example, could include planting news stories in the foreign press or creating false documents and Web sites translated into Arabic as an effort to discredit and undermine the influence of mosques and religious schools that preach anti-American principles.
Within the Pentagon, some of the military's most powerful figures have expressed concerns at some of the steps taken that risk blurring the traditional lines between public affairs and the world of combat information operations.
www.nytimes.com /2004/12/13/politics/13info.html?ex=1260594000&en=d83314fc17eb65d5&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (899 words)

 Levitate the Pentagon- 1967
On October 21, 1967, 70,000 demonstrators came to Washington, D.C. to "Confront the War Makers." This was the first of the biannual Anti-War demonstrations to fuse protest with the whimsicality of the counter culture and to take civil disobedience to new levels of confrontation.
It was his idea to target the Pentagon, but it would not be the only place of protest that weekend.
Right after midnight on Monday the couple hundred that remained at the Pentagon were arrested, for a total of 681 arrests for the weekend.
www.jofreeman.com /photos/Pentagon67.html   (953 words)

 Flight 77 and the Pentagon Crash - What Really Happened Here?
It is horrible to have to analyze the Pentagon crash when real people were killed and families must still miss them terribly but, there are a number of problems with the Official Story that do need to be brought to light.
Because the Pentagon has a Helicopter Pad and is by a reason a heliport, it may also store fuel on that side of the pentagon.
The hole in the pentagon is far to small for the fuselage of the plane to fit in so it is looking more and more like a missile hit than anything else.
www.freedomfiles.org /war/pentagon.htm   (8032 words)

 Stories Tagged 'pentagon' » Netscape.com
News – The Pentagon is laying the groundwork to extend the U.S. troop buildup in Iraq.
Science –; The Pentagon's National Security Space Office (NSSO) may begin a study in the near future on the possibility of using satellites to collect solar energy for use on Earth, according to Defense Department officials.
News – The Pentagon is considering a plan to extend the tours of duty for up to 15,000 U.S. troops serving in Iraq, a defense official said Monday.
www.netscape.com /tag/pentagon   (1004 words)

 CNN.com - Images show September 11 Pentagon crash - March 8, 2002
This photo was taken by security cameras outside the Pentagon on September 11.
The impact of the airliner and leaking fuel produced intense heat and a smoky blaze that contributed to the collapse of part of the Pentagon.
Authorities initially closed roughly one-half of the Pentagon, but most of the building was reopened within a week.
edition.cnn.com /2002/US/03/07/gen.pentagon.pictures/index.html   (216 words)

 The Attack on The Pentagon
Indeed the Pentagon was particularly aware of the dangers posed by an attack of this kind; only a few years earlier a disgruntled citizen ruffled a few feathers by flying his light plane into a Pentagon wall, an incident that led to a thorough review of the building's emergency procedures.
Although the Pentagon attack was witnessed by hundreds of people — from their cars, from the sidewalks, from the windows of surrounding office blocks and apartment buildings — it seems none of them pointed a camera at the incident in the moments leading up to impact.
I began this investigation because, although the Pentagon attack has been exhaustively discussed, I have yet to come across an analysis that does not choose to disregard at least one important piece of evidence that is inconvenient to the conclusions drawn.
www.serendipity.li /wot/pentagon/spencer05.htm   (8008 words)

 The New York Times > Business > Pentagon Spends Without Bids, a Study Finds
Seventy-four percent of Lockheed's $94 billion in Pentagon contracts received since fiscal 1998 was awarded without competition, according to the report, which was written by the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington nonprofit group that studied 2.2 million Pentagon contracts worth a collective $900 billion.
At Boeing, the nation's second-largest contractor, 60 percent of the $81 billion in Pentagon contracts since 1998 was awarded without competition, as was 67 percent at the No. 3 contractor, the Raytheon Company, which received $40 billion in contracts over the same period.
In addition, the report said that because of military industry consolidation, 80 percent of all Pentagon contracting dollars were won by the top 1 percent of all contractors over the six-year period, which ran from Oct. 1, 1997, to Sept. 30, 2003.
www.nytimes.com /2004/09/30/business/30contracts.html?ex=1254196800&en=a3fedaea37dc7a21&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (951 words)

 Pentagon Papers, Gravel Edition, Summary and Chapter I
Go to Volume 1, Chapter 5 of the Pentagon Papers, "Origins of the Insurgency in South Vietnam, 1954-1960," pp.
Volume 2, Chapter 4, of the Pentagon Papers, "The Overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem, May-November, 1963," pp.
Go to Volume 3, Chapter 2 of the Pentagon Papers, "Military Pressures Against North Vietnam, February 1964-January 1965," pp.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/pentagon/pent1.html   (4691 words)

 Historic Pentagon Actions
The protest became a "camp-in" after 15 demonstrators entered the Pentagon and managed to get as far as the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—which include the "War Room"—where they blocked a door, preventing military personnel from entering.
Hundreds of demonstrators marching to the Pentagon were stopped crossing a bridge from DC, thus becoming part of the unprecedented 13,500 arrested over the May 3-5 period.
The culmination of a 9-month walk across the U.S. was a rally and civil disobedience at the Pentagon where 53 people were arrested, including former Pentagon employee and releaser of "The Pentagon Papers" Daniel Ellsberg.
www.warresisters.org /historic.htm   (659 words)

 USATODAY.com - Pentagon releases footage of plane slamming into Pentagon on 9/11   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Pentagon made the video available for the first time on its website in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, a public-interest group.
A film called Loose Change has raised the theory that the Pentagon was hit by a cruise missile fired by the military as an excuse to go to war.
The Pentagon withheld release of the video until the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui was completed, Farrell said.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2006-05-16-pentagon-video_x.htm?csp=34   (498 words)

 Pentagon has sights on robot soldiers | The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Pentagon predicts that robots will be a major fighting force in the U.S. military in less than a decade, hunting and killing enemies in combat.
Pentagon officials and military contractors say the ultimate ideal of unmanned warfare is combat without casualties.
Failing that, their goal is to give as many dirty, difficult, dull or dangerous missions as possible to the robots, conserving American minds and protecting American bodies in battle.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050216/news_1n16robot.html   (1899 words)

 Pentagon - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Former CNN head Eason Jordan says that the Pentagon is still underreporting the number of attacks in Iraq.
A new Pentagon report says that the army of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is the biggest threat in Iraq.
The weekly average of attacks in Iraq over the past four months is worse than at any point since the transfer of sovereignty, Congress was told today.
dir.salon.com /topics/pentagon   (358 words)

Central to many conspiracy claims is the idea that American Airlines Flight 77 did not hit the Pentagon on 9/11.
The Pentagon lawn was quickly covered in sand and gravel.
Tell-tale remains of the real plane that hit the Pentagon were placed in a box, covered in a blue tarpaulin, and quickly moved away
www.911myths.com /html/pentagon.html   (214 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Why the Pentagon was so vulnerable
What's more, the airspace over the Pentagon, which is next to Reagan National Airport, is heavy with flight traffic, making engagement of threatening commercial aircraft too risky, the official says.
Some 100 people, mostly Pentagon employees, were hospitalized after the Pentagon attack.
Something the Defense Department has been able to do to help protect its building and personnel from terrorist attacks is to begin reinforcing load-bearing columns and walls inside the Pentagon with high-strength fiber sheathing that would minimize casualties not only by controlling flying debris, but also by preventing the collapse of flooring.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=24426   (606 words)

 Pentagon admits plan for Baghdad has failed - World - smh.com.au
Despair … a fireman calls for help at the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, in which eight people were killed.
THE Pentagon has admitted defeat in its strategy of securing Baghdad, deepening the sense that the US is trapped in an unwinnable war and further damaging Republican chances in congressional elections next month.
A surge in sectarian killings has forced the Pentagon to review its entire security plan for the capital, Major-General William Caldwell, a US military spokesman, said on Thursday.
www.smh.com.au /news/world/pentagon-admits-plan-for-baghdad-has-failed/2006/10/20/1160851142236.html   (804 words)

 Pentagon anti-terror investigators labeled gay law school groups a "credible threat" of terrorism - AMERICAblog: A ...
According to recent press reports, Pentagon officials have been spying on what they call "suspicious" meetings by civilian groups, including student groups opposed to the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual military personnel.
The story, first reported by Lisa Myers and NBC News last week, noted that Pentagon investigators had records pertaining to April protests at the State University of New York at Albany and William Patterson College in New Jersey.
"The Pentagon is supposed to defend the Constitution, not turn it upside down," said SLDN executive director C. Dixon Osburn.
americablog.blogspot.com /2005/12/pentagon-anti-terror-investigators.html   (1798 words)

 Debunking The 9/11 Myths - Mar. 2005 Cover Story - Popular Mechanics
Two holes were visible in the Pentagon immediately after the attack: a 75-ft.-wide entry hole in the building's exterior wall, and a 16-ft.-wide hole in Ring C, the Pentagon's middle ring.
In this case, one wing hit the ground; the other was sheared off by the force of the impact with the Pentagon's load-bearing columns, explains Sozen, who specializes in the behavior of concrete buildings.
The tidy hole in Ring C was 12 ft. wide--not 16 ft. ASCE concludes it was made by the jet's landing gear, not by the fuselage.
www.popularmechanics.com /technology/military_law/1227842.html?page=6   (1136 words)

 Joe R. - Pentagon: No-757 Crowd Making Ass out of Itself
It has been seen by at least 11 witnesses and it was later confirmed by the Pentagon and the 9/11 commission that this plane was present.
The quote was later used in a popular flash movie that tried to convince people no-757 could have hit the Pentagon, giving you an indication of how desperate the no-757 crowd is for evidence to support their theory.
When it impacts with the exterior [Pentagon] wall at 700-800 feet per second, much of the kinetic energy of the plane converts to thermal energy, and much of the aluminum converts to vapor, burning to aluminum oxide.
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