Boston Air Traffic Controller Says 9/11 An Inside Job


Richard Moore

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Boston Air Traffic Controller Says 9/11 An Inside Job

Knew people in FAA on day of hijackings who said 
intercept procedures should have been enacted as 

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Thursday, December 14, 2006

A former Boston Center air traffic controller has 
gone public on his assertion that 9/11 was an 
inside job and that Donald Rumsfeld and the 
Pentagon tracked three of the four flights from 
the point of their hijacking to hitting their 
targets. In an astounding telephone interview, 
Robin Hordon claims air traffic controllers have 
been ignored or silenced to protect the true 
perpetrators of 9/11.

A recording of the phone conversation was posted 
on Google video late yesterday by the Pilots For 
9/11 Truth organization.

After having acquired a background in aviation, 
Hordon underwent rigorous FAA training to become 
an air traffic controller and was posted to 
Boston Center where he worked for eleven years. 
He did not work at Boston Center when 9/11 
occurred but still knows people that did who 
concur with his conclusions. In comparing the 
stand down of air defense on 9/11 and what should 
have occurred according to standard operating 
procedure, he quickly concluded on the very 
afternoon of the attacks that they could 
represent nothing other than an inside job.

"On September 11th I'm one of the few people who 
really within quite a few hours of the whole 
event taking place just simply knew that it was 
an inside job, and it wasn't because of the 
visuals, the collapses, whatever....I knew that 
it was an inside job I think within about four or 
five o'clock that afternoon and the reason that I 
knew is because when those aircraft did collide 
and then we got the news and information on where 
the aircraft were and where they went....if they 
knew where the aircraft were and were talking to 
them at a certain time then normal protocol is to 
get fighter jet aircraft up assist," said Hordon.

Hordon said that from personal experience he knew 
the system was always ready to immediately 
scramble intercepting fighters and that any 
reversal of that procedure would have been 
unprecedented and abnormal. He had also 
personally handled both real hijacking situations 
in his airspace and other emergency procedures.

"I know people who work there who confirmed to me 
that the FAA was not asleep and the controllers 
could do the job, they followed their own 
protocols," he stated.

Hordon said that the only way the airliners could 
have avoided being intercepted was if a massive 
electrical and communications failure had 
occurred which it didn't on that day, adding that 
there was "no way" the hijacked airliners could 
have reached their targets otherwise.

He highlighted the fact that only an emergency 
handling of aircraft protocol change on that day 
could have interrupted standard operating 
procedure and hijacking protocol. Hordon said it 
was unbelievable how far American Airlines Flight 
11 was allowed to go off course without the 
appropriate action being taken on behalf of 
flight controllers.

"What you do is you don't wait for the judge, 
jury and executioner to prove it's an emergency, 
if things start to go wrong you have the 
authority to simply say I am going to treat this 
craft as if it is an emergency, because if 
everybody's wrong then fifteen minutes later no 
big thing."

Hordon emphasized that the debate has 
deliberately been channeled by NORAD and the 
government to focus on reactions to hijackings, 
when the real issue is the emergency condition of 
the aircraft well before a hijacking is even 

He went on to explain how as soon as the 
hijacking of Flight 11 was confirmed at around 
8:24am, the entire system, from every FAA center 
coast to coast, to the Pentagon, to the President 
were informed and knew of the hijacking.

"The system now had to make some phone calls and 
call up Rummy's Pentagon and Rummy's Pentagon is 
the one that would then make the decision."

"Well, Rummy's Pentagon on American 11 didn't 
answer the phone, neither 175, didn't answer the 
phone and they didn't answer the phone until they 
were absolutely embarrassed into answering the 
phone somewhere along the flight of United 93 and 
American 77 - first formal contact was at this 
particular time," said Hordon.

"That is all distractionary, that is all designed 
to keep people off the focus - the real focus is 
what the air traffic controller did immediately 
upon seeing that American 11 was in trouble and 
what we do as air traffic controllers is we get 
eyes and ears on this flight."

Hordon underscored the fact that after the 
confirmed hijacking of Flight 11, the entire FAA 
system would have been on full alert and 
obsessively watching the skies for any unusual 
activity, and that such activity as the hijacking 
of Flight 77 would have been immediately reported 
to supervisors instantaneously, as well as being 
continually tracked.

"If the air traffic controller were going by 
emergency procedures which he is trained to do, 
he would have reached out directly to ADC (NORAD) 
and say what do you see?" said Hordon.

This highlights the absurdity of Dulles 
controllers mistaking Flight 77 for a fighter jet 
as it approached Washington as was reported, and 
the plane's over 40 minute uninterrupted journey 
to the Pentagon after a hijack was confirmed.

Hordon debunked the recent Vanity Fair piece that 
whitewashed NORAD's response as a consequence of 
confusion and the supposition that NORAD needs 
exact flight coordinates to enact any kind of 
response, and that the planes were supposedly 
invisible to radar and couldn't be tracked 

"It's very clear now through testimony and 
documents given to us by the federal government 
that indeed....the Boston Center actually tracked 
American 11 as a primary target after it lost its 
radar, after it lost its transponder, all the way 
to World Trade Center," he said.

"Further information indicates later the NORAD 
radars had it tracked....the bottom line of the 
story is that all of those aircraft were always 
tracked all the time by the FAA air traffic 
control centers," said Hordon, pointing out that 
information showing air traffic controllers tried 
insistently to alert military command structures 
is being locked down because it points to finger 
of responsibility to Donald Rumsfeld and the 
Pentagon, who were also tracking all the aircraft 
from the point of hijacking to the impact on 
their targets.

This is the reason why, as Hordon stated, that we 
don't have complete access to flight data 
recorders and FAA tapes, which in the case of a 
conversation between six New York Air Route 
Traffic Control Center controllers was ordered to 
be shredded, because if studies of that evidence 
were undertaken it would become very clear as to 
who was really behind the attack.

"What they did is they cherry picked 
transmissions, communications and statements made 
all on these four flights that were able to paint 
and write a story that the public would look at 
and so ooh wow, this really happened - but it 
wasn't factual, it was a story and it tell not 
tell anything other than what the high perps 
wanted the public to hear - they cherry picked 
this information," said Hordon.

Hordon ended by saying that only with the 
testimony from the dozens of flight controllers 
who have been silenced or ignored would the true 
story about who carried out 9/11 begin to emerge.

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