Here are examples of the confusion which occurred:
Go to: 911: Venturing a Theory of the Crime(8:38 a.m.-8:43 a.m.) September 11, 2001: NORAD Personnel Mistake Hijacking for Part of an Exercise
Lieutenant Colonel Dawne Deskins, mission crew chief for the Vigilant Guardian exercise currently taking place (see (6:30 a.m.) September 11, 2001), will later say that initially she and everybody else at NEADS think the call from Boston Center is part of Vigilant Guardian. [Newhouse News Service, 1/25/2002] Although most of the personnel on the NEADS operations floor have no idea what the day’s exercise is supposed to entail, most previous major NORAD exercises included a hijack scenario. [USA Today, 4/18/2004; Utica Observer-Dispatch, 8/5/2004] The day’s exercise is in fact scheduled to include a simulated hijacking later on. [Vanity Fair, 8/1/2006]
Think of the scene in Godfather II when the family is taking over, and people are getting shot across town. In Spanish it is a "golpe" literally a "blow" of the fist. It doesn't take a lot of people. It take a relatively small number, and everyone else in a position of power has to understand that they mean business and shut up. In case you don't understand, they send anthrax letters to every major media outlet and some problem congressmen, just like they did. Key witnesses start to die from "suicide" and brake jobs. By that time everyone gets the message. Fear is the great motivator, just like people are afraid to confront the truth of 911. Powerful people know most people are sheep and afraid of their own shadows. That's why they trot out George Bush to say "I'll protect you."
You think the media is brave and will ask questions? Come on man. The only people asking questions are the 911 truthers like Richard Gage and Dr. David Ray Griffin, and they get death threats every single day. These are your true patriots.
The Pentagon hit just happened to take out a wing of accountants and budget analysts one day after Rumsfeld announced $2.3 trillion missing. Don't know if it had anything to do with it. Put Rumsfeld on the witness stand and ask him where he was for 30 minutes when he was supposed to be at his post, directing the air defenses. Ask him where is the Pentagon debris so we can have a look at it.