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to this new blog, which is dedicated to one of the strangest stories associated with 9/11: the reported fly-over of the White House by a US Air Force command and control plane (official designation: E-4B) at about the time of the Pentagon strike, or shortly after

From the day in April 2007 when I posted my initial research about this on the Internet, the “debunkers of conspiracy theories” have remained conspicuously silent on the matter. I suspect they have avoided the E-4B fly-over because they are nervous about what they might find if they opened Pandora's Box. Visit this home page for continuing updates and analysis. Newcomers may profit by scrolling to the bottom and reading up.

This new site also includes a forum section for public discussion of this and other 9/11-related issues. Your vigorous participation is encouraged. This is a free forum. No subscription is needed. However, you must first register and log in. Feel free to link to this page and please tell others!

December 20-28, 2008

VENUS 22: the other Mystery Plane

Shortly before my book went to press we learned about another mysterious plane that circled over Washington on September 11. A military jet took off from Andrews AFB at 9:15 AM, that morning, supposedly bound for Lewisburg, West Virginia. Its call sign was VENUS 22. The plane was a C-20 Gulfstream, a commuter-sized aircraft used by the military for VIP flights. The 89th Airlift Wing, based at Andrews, operates a fleet of five of the planes for world-wide special air missions (SAMs).

However, after crossing the Potomac River just south of Washington the C-20 abandoned its flight plan. Instead of proceeding to West Virginia it turned south and made a large loop south and east of the capital. After the Pentagon strike at 9:38 AM, the plane did two smaller loops, then returned to Andrews. The following graphic documents the flight path of VENUS 22. Notice its curious straight trajectory east of Washington, which corresponds with the final approach of Flight 77 (or whatever hit the Pentagon.)

The FAA documents we have seen offer no clue as to why the VENUS 22 pilot abandoned his flight plan on 9/11. Nor do the released FAA audiotapes explain why VENUS 22 never reached altitude. By the time the pilot crossed the Potomac River---given his destination---the C-20 should already have been well over 10,000 feet. Pilots generally get to altitude quickly, especially when flying over an urban area. Yet, strangely, VENUS 22 never flew higher than 3800 feet.

The VENUS 22 pilot also made numerous course changes, all of which should have been recorded in the FAA ATC audiotapes. Yet, the tapes offer no information about any of these changes.

The names of the VIPs on board have never been disclosed, nor has the Pentagon released any details about VENUS 22's special air mission on 9/11. We also know that the 9/11 Commission failed to investigate the flight. This was confirmed to us by our confidential source on the commission.

We are left to wonder...

Unlike other accounts of the historic attacks on 9/11, this discussion surveys the activity of the world’s most advanced military command-and-control plane among the day’s events and provides a stirring investigation of the WTC collapses. 

Presenting hard evidence, some in the form of photos taken from raw footage filmed by CNN, this account places the world’s most advanced electronics platform circling over the White House at the time of the Pentagon attack. This analysis of  new evidence within the context of the day’s horrific events shows major flaws in the official 9/11 narrative. 



“I couldn’t stop until I read the whole thing. I think you have done a masterful job! … You are not only a good researcher, you are an excellent writer too!”
— Robert M. Bowman, Lt.Col, USAF (ret), former fighter pilot and Director of Advanced Space Programs Development (Star Wars).  



“… a thoroughly honest, competent, and professional analysis … the author is to be commended.” 
— Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and co-author of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.


“My calculations and analysis confirm well your investigative report.” 
Genady Cherepanov, Honorary Life Member, New York Academy of Sciences and author of Mechanics of Brittle Fracture.                                           


Additional Notes:

To see the C-20 Gulfstream footage:

To see the C-20 Gulfstream footage as aired by ABC Spain:

The C-20 Gulfstream "Venus 22" was captured on video... and aired by the international TV, but kept under brackets.

"John Farmer" (911files) last search:

Then, On 31st March 2009, 10:49 PM “911files” replied:
" was VENUS77 [E-4B flying over Pentagon] you were thinking of as well. VENUS22 was a Gulfstream [C-20]. Of course we have identified two other E4B's active that day as well, WORD31 headed west out of Andrews after the attack and VIVI36 trying to get out of Wright Patt to JFK but was denied clearance."

Meanwhile, Mark Gaffney's original posting at his blog on this Gulfstream C-20 has been removed. Now we just have to rely on the Google cached information (april 2009), then a fragment of it from another blog (in Italian): And the full original statement at "NutriMedical":

Here you can see the original “Farmer” appendix of the book of Gaffney:

And yet, we can track another CIA clandestine C-20 Gulfstream fleet: "…he followed the (Gulfstream jet) planes movements on a map displayed on a video screen (inside the plane), watching it as he traveled to Dulles Airport outside Washington, to a Maine Airport he believed was in Portland (Maine), to Rome, and finally to Amman, Jordan, where he was blindfolded and driven to Syria" "The answer to this "mystery," which the FBI clearly already knows, is the link between what Atta was doing in Portland before the administration admits he was even in the country, as well as what he was doing there the day before 9/11 and early on the morning of 9/11. This may all have something to do with the fact that the CIA reportedly runs secret flights out of an airport in Portland, Maine, and that "rendition" detainees have said they were flown out of the country on special jets after first stopping at Portland’s International Jet Port."


Infamous CIA Gulfstream Rendition Aircraft:


In we read:


"The registered owners of both planes [Boeing 737, N313P, and Gulfstream V, N379P] appear to be CIA front companies. Previous attempts by the Tribune to contact the owners produced a trail of non-existent people at unlikely addresses..."


"The Gulfstream V executive jet with manufacturer serial number 581, changed registrations several times to avoid detection. Among the collection of former registrations are tail numbers N44982 N8068V, N379P , N581GA). The aircraft has been reported in several press sources as a U.S. Department of Defense prisoner transport, also known as "Guantánamo Bay Express". The craft has been reported to be a transporter of suspected terrorists to undisclosed locations for either extraordinary rendition or into the CIA prison system... It was a Gulfstream V Turbo, tailfin number N379P; its flight plans always began at an airstrip in Smithfield, North Carolina, and ended in some of the world's hot spots. It was owned by Premier Executive Transport Services, incorporated in Delaware, a brass plaque company with nonexistent directors, hired by American agents to revive an old CIA tactic from the 1970s… [Gulfstream N379P becomes N8068V (Intellectual Captital Group)]"

“The first media mention of N379P [a Gulfstream V, a rendition aircraft] was six weeks after September 11, 2001, when, according to the Chicago Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper reported that a student at the University of Karachi and a citizen of Yemen, had been seen being forced onto the plane at Jinnah International Airport by Pakistani security officers on the morning of October 23, 2001… The FAA then records the Gulfstream taking off from Tashkent, Uzbekistan on July 31, 2003, bound for Glasgow, Scotland, and then return to Dulles… The plane booked by the Swedish Security Police (SÄPO) was cancelled when another plane arrived - N379P - a Gulfstream V executive jet supplied by the firm (Premier Executive Transport Services, Inc.) which works exclusively for the U.S. Defense Department…Later on, when the Gulfstream's log books came into a journalist's hands, the wider scope became clear “Analysis of the plane's flight plans, covering more than two years, shows that it always departs from Washington DC. It has flown to 49 destinations outside America, including the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba and other U.S. military bases, as well as Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Morocco, Afghanistan, Libya and Uzbekistan…Witnesses have claimed that the suspects are frequently bound, gagged and sedated before being put on board the planes…”

“Another Gulfstream V, N596GA, manufacturers serial number 596, has also been mentioned in print as a possible transport for the CIA program of extraordinary rendition… Author Dave Willis wrote in "Air Forces Monthly" in May 2008 that this airframe, ordered in 1999 by the United States Air Force as a C-37A, serial 99-0405, was rolled out as N596GA but only briefly took up its military serial before reverting to the civil registration, issued on September 20, 2001, nine days after the 9-11 attacks. It was registered to National Aircraft Leasing of Greenville, New Castle County in Delaware, "and is believed to have been used by the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation Systems (JPATS), managed by the US Marshalls Service... The author also mentions N379P, of Premiere Executive Transport Services, (later N8068V and N44982), and its alleged use in rendition missions.”


“…a white Gulfstream IV jet aircraft with the tail number "N85VM", reported in the media as possibly being used as a US Department of Defense or CIA prisoner transport.”


“On September 24, 2007 N987SA crashed in the Yucatan, Mexico, carrying 3.2 tons of cocaine. The Gulfstream II business jet was registered to Donna Blue Aircraft, Inc. The Gulfstream with tail number N987SA has been involved in the transport of extraordinary rendition victims to Guantanamo Bay[ASN Aircraft accident description Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream II N987SA – Tixkokob. Was Crashed Gulfstream II Drug Plane Owned By CIA? 12 Oct 2007.]”

"...if the plane was used to transport CIA prisoners to Guantanamo Bay detainment camp and if the French authorities had knowledge of this... On December 2, 2005, conservative newspaper Le Figaro had revealed the existence of two CIA planes that had landed in France, suspected of transporting CIA prisoners. But the instruction concerned only N50BH, which was a Gulfstream III, which would have landed at Le Bourget on July 20, 2005, coming from Oslo, Norway. The other suspected aircraft would have landed in Brest on March 31, 2002."


“An FBI phone interview indicates that an immigration inspector in Freeport, Bahamas checked the local immigration records and noted that the two (Satam al Suqami and Waleed al Shehri) arrived together on Gulfstream Continental flight 9273 at 8:20 am. FBI report of investigation, interview of Freeport, Bahamas immigration inspector, Sept. 18, 2001.”


Related to 9/11 Pentagon:

Eye witness Identifies a Global Hawk

"Christopher Bollyn, American Free Press, reports:

Samuel Danner (electrical engineer for AmTrak), was involved in the clean-up at the Pentagon crash site and inspected the debris at the site. He said, "It was not a Boeing 757 that hit the Pentagon. The plane looked like a hump-back whale." He thinks a Global Hawk hit the Pentagon. (There were only seven made as of 9/11/01 and two were missing at the time.)

Danner is a former pilot. He said the aircraft that hit the Pentagon was very quiet with one engine near the back. He also saw a second plane overhead and wonders if it was controlling the plane that hit the Pentagon. He walked the lawn and picked up small pieces of debris with others. He did not see any bodies from the aircraft.

Danner is very ill now with lymphoma, which may be the result of DU exposure at the Pentagon on 9/11. He wants to talk now (after seeing "Loose Change") because "it's been bugging me."

The Global Hawk fired a DU missile that penetrated the thick concrete wall of the Pentagon. DU was detected at the time and workers on the sYep, this 53-yr old Sam Danner, a pilot since the age of 16, was a first-hand observer of the crash. He pulled his car over to the south of the pentagon on the right side of 395 when he saw the approach of the plane that hit the pentagon.

He also observed a bunch of guys outside the pentagon standing there looking through binoculars.

He got a good view of the plane's approach, for a duration of at least three seconds. He says that the plane was not a 757, no way. "It was like a humpback whale" he says. Size of a gulfstream 300, about 100 ft wingspan, one engine on the backside with a "V" tail and no windows he could see. And it was very quiet. Going about 400mph. Overhead, at an estimated 15,000 feet he saw another plane.

As an EMT, he ran over to help at the pentagon, but found no bodies, no wreckage from a boeing aircraft on the scene. He smelled cordite and he saw a 3-foot single engine on the ground there. He picked up graphite pieces similar to the composite wings on a global hawk.

This engine matches the description of the single engine of a globalhawk. The globalhawk is a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) but could not have caused the damage if it wasn't containing a bunker-busting missle deployed on impact. The plane observed overhead might have been the plane controlling the remotely-controlled mission.

If a 757 had crashed into the pentagon, then there would have been aluminum all over the grass and two 9-foot diameter engines.


“This was not a commercial, excuse me, a business jet, right it was not a Learjet, gulfstream something like that. It was a bigger plane than that.” Joel Sucherman (Editor of , USA TODAY interview on 9/11/01 [C])


Related to 9/11 Shanksville:


Susan Mcelwain:
“It came right over me, I reckon just 40 or 50 feet above my minivan ... it was so low, I ducked instinctively. It was traveling real fast, but hardly made any sound." ….. "it had two rear engines, a big fin on the back like a spoiler on the back of a car and with two upright fins at the side…


There are lots of small, white jets with the engines mounted at the back and a T-shaped tail, but the jets from Bombardier and Gulfstream are one of the few who have these upright fins at the end of the wings as described…


Infamous Gulfstream links:


“Open Secrets reports that Rumsfeld has also served on the boards of ABB Ltd. (Asea Brown Boveri), Gulfstream Aerospace … As a director for Gulfstream Aerospace, his stock in the company reportedly was valued at $11 million when the company was acquired by defense contractor General Dynamics in 1999.”


 Perle is also Director of Hollinger Inc, a subsidiary of which Hollinger Digital also owns Onset Technology which cooperates with spy messenger software of Comverse and Odigo. Hollinger and their board members, including Henry Kissinger, have connections to… Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation…”