9/11 survivor sues
Cheney, Rummy and Richard Myers.
A career Army specialist who survived the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, claims that no evacuation was ordered inside the Pentagon, despite flight controllers calling in warnings of approaching hijacked aircraft nearly 20 minutes before the building was struck.A friend of mine worked across the street from Independence Hall in Philadelphia on 9/11, and was sent home as they thought the landmark might be a target. And the National Park Service agreed, urging the city to close the 500block of Chestnut Street, which runs in front of Independence Hall. The street was closed to traffic for a year and a half.
According to a time-line of the attacks, the Federal Aviation Administration notified NORAD that American Airlines Flight 77 had been hijacked at 9:24 a.m. The Pentagon was not struck until 9:43 a.m.
On behalf of Spc. April Gallop, who served in the Network Infrastructure Services Agency as an administrative specialist, California attorney William Veale has filed a civil suit against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney and former US Air Force General Richard Myers, who was acting chairman of the joint chiefs on 9/11. It alleges they engaged in conspiracy to facilitate the terrorist attacks and purposefully failed to warn those inside the Pentagon, contributing to injuries she and her two-month-old son incurred.
"The ex-G.I. plaintiff alleges she has been denied government support since then, because she raised 'painful questions' about the inexplicable failure of military defenses at the Pentagon that day, and especially the failure of officials to warn and evacuate the occupants of the building when they knew the attack was imminent" said Veale in a media advisory.
Spc. Gallop also says she heard two loud explosions, and does not believe that a Boeing 757 hit the building. Her son sustained a serious brain injury, and Gallop herself was knocked unconscious after the roof collapsed onto her office.
If businesses near a historic site thought to send their employees home, it kind of makes you wonder why an evacuation of the Pentagon was never ordered.
As for Spc. Gallop's claim that she heard two explosions and doesn't believe that a 757 hit the Pentagon, if you're satisfied that this video shows a 757, then I guess you don't give much credence to that claim.
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