Is MITRE the Trojan Horse of 9-11?
by Christopher Bollyn
April 1, 2005
a central controller with "super user" privileges of the command and control
systems of the Department of Defense, NORAD, the Air Force, and the FAA, control
the aerial attacks of 9-11? There is only one agency that has that capability -
a little-known private company known as MITRE Corp.
There are basically two versions of events surrounding the terror attacks of
September 11, 2001. There is the government version, propagated by the
controlled media, which claims that 19 Arab terrorists, organized by Osama Bin
the Israelis, a major threat,
Royal Dutch Shell and BP, formerly named British Petroleum, are two companies
said to be controlled by the Crown, which have posted record profits since 9-11.
When I interviewed Eckehardt Werthebach, former president of
Andreas von Bülow, who served on
In a recent article, "The Perfect Terrorist Plan To Level the Twin Towers Created In 1976" by Greg Szymanski, it was reported that the U.S. Army devised a plan in 1976 to bring down the towers using commercial airliners and box cutters as weapons. At the time, George H.W. Bush was head of the CIA and Martin R. Hoffmann was Secretary of the Army. Hoffmann told me that he did not recall being involved in this planning reportedly done by the U.S. Army.
architect, even of destruction, needs a contractor. Proponents of the
un-official versions of 9-11 provide evidence to support their claims, but do
not explain how the
MITRE Corp. is a major defense contracting organization headed by the former
Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), Dr. James Rodney Schlesinger.
Schlesinger, who was reportedly made DCI at the request of Henry Kissinger in
1973, later served as Secretary of Defense. Schlesinger, a former director of
strategic studies at the RAND Corp., was described in a 1973 biography as a
"devout Lutheran," although he was born in
Schlesinger's father, an accountant, founded the accounting firm Schlesinger &
Haas, and was a trustee and chairman of the budget of the Stephen Wise Free
Synagogue. His father was also a member of the New York State Grand Lodge of
MITRE Corp., of which Schlesinger is chairman of the board of trustees, is
connected to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT's Lincoln
Laboratory, and Mitretek Systems of Falls Church, Va. Schlesinger is a senior
advisor for the Lehman Brothers investment firm and a member of the Defense
Policy Board and advisory council for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
MITRE Corp. has provided computer and information technology to the FAA and the
U.S. Air Force since the late 1950's. MITRE is a Federally Funded Research and
Development Center (FFRDC) for the Dept. of Defense, the FAA, and the Internal
Revenue Service. The chairman of the board of trustees of Mitretek Systems, a
spin-off of MITRE Corp., is Martin R. Hoffmann, who served as Secretary of the
Army when the "perfect terrorist plan" was reportedly prepared in 1976.
MITRE's Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) FFRDC for the
Dept. of Defense was established in 1958. The C3I "supports a broad and diverse
set of sponsors within the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.
These include the military departments, defense and intelligence agencies, the
combatant commands, and elements of both the Office of the Secretary of Defense
and the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff," according to MITRE's website.
"Information systems technology," it says, "coupled with domain knowledge,
underpin the work of the C3I FFRDC."
U.S. Air Force maintains its Electronic Systems Center (ESC) at the Hanscom AFB
second FFRDC, the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD)
provides computer engineering and technology to the FAA. MITRE's support of the
FAA began in 1958, when the company was created. The FAA's Airspace Management
Handbook of May 2004, for example, was written and published by the MITRE Corp.
Jennifer Shearman, MITRE's public relations manager for "corporate identity" in
MITRE developed the technology "to aid controllers in solving problems while
keeping aircraft close to their route, altitude, and speed preferences."
Shearman was unable to say why the MITRE technology apparently failed on 9-11.
Indira Singh, an "IT consultant" who previously worked on a Defense Advanced
Research Project, and who was employed by J.P. Morgan on 9-11, in risk
management, pointed to MITRE's role at the FAA during the 9-11 Citizens'
Commission hearings in
"Ptech was with MITRE Corporation in the basement of the FAA for two years prior
to 9-11," Singh said. "Their specific job is to look at interoperability issues
the FAA had with NORAD and the Air Force in the case of an emergency. If anyone
was in a position to know that the FAA - that there was a window of opportunity
or to insert software or to change anything - it would have been Ptech along
representative of Ptech could not be reached. [Ptech appears to have been a
Mossad front company created to provide insecure software to the