By Claire Bernish
After surreptitiously releasing to the public one week ago, the FBI unceremoniously announced today the unprecedented release of never-before-seen images from the attacks of September 11, 2001, and some of the pictures evoke still more questions.
Others could be seen as putting to rest a popular theory American Airlines Flight 77 never actually smashed into the Pentagon.
The FBI Vault release is minute in size, to say the least — with a
mere 27 images comprising the file — and does not include video, audio,
nor anything other than photos.
But, given the stony silence from the U.S. government toward families
of victims of the attacks, even the meager disclosure is a welcome
morsel of information with the potential to provide answers.
Indeed, in the very first image, labeled plainly, “9-11 Pentagon
Debris 1,” a single piece of wreckage sits isolated on a parcel of lawn —
bearing the American Airlines logo and marked with letters and numbers.
this and pictures of evidence like it ostensibly did come from the lawn
of the Pentagon in the wake of the plane smashing into the building’s
side, it would be prudent to note the lack of context — such as the
burned and gaping hole — to distinguish it singularly.
Mangled metal in the second image appears obviously to have come from
a plane, but — like the entire release — no description accompanies to
explain when, where, or how the wreckage was discovered by
third file again shows plane debris — this time, the horrendously
twisted metal includes a painted red “C” with a white outline, as seen
painted on the sides of American Airlines.
images of the emergency response to the crash follow, evincing a
cavernous hole in the Pentagon building, as fire and rescue crews
descend on the burning rubble.
the aforementioned collectively would seem to put to rest that no
airplane ever crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, multiple images of
exterior and interior damage evince a smaller hole than would be
intuitive — but the sagging floors, twisted girders, and general
destruction do show how much of the building suffered on impact.
all of these images appear to at least generally align with the
official account of what happened with Flight 77 that day, three images
cannot be explained — because they seem to defy logic.
taken from an aircraft hovering overhead and from an angle behind the
blasted hole, three images show the rounded chasm cleaved into the
building’s outer ring — but the burned stone from fires resulting from
the explosion doesn’t extend into the inner area on the inside of the
Pentagon’s second concentric segment.
However, without any evidence that the crash affected the second
ring, and observing what would have been the path the downed craft took
through the building upon impact, a section of burned building
stretching from the ground all the way to the roof oddly and implausibly
appears — on the inside of the Pentagon’s third and middle ring.
Indeed, it’s entirely unclear how this strange pattern of damage in conjunction with lack of it could have occurred at all.
This isn’t meant to denounce the official story nor those proffered by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth — nor anyone else who has thoroughly examined the evidence and has a plausible theory.
It should be noted that the FBI released a number of revealing images previously — nearly five years ago, in late 2012 — evincing wreckage of Flight 77 found inside the Pentagon.
But these pictures, and the oddity of the release’s size and quiet
announcement, should provoke thought and discussion of the events of
that day — particularly considering the attacks of 9/11 ushered in the
insidious War on Terror and Surveillance State.
Claire Bernish writes for TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared.