Bob Bowman was one of the aforementioned “Senior Military, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Government Officials (who) Question the 9/11 Commission Report”. He was my fraternity brother at Rensselaer, and at my request, he spoke in Brattleboro on several occasions, discussing 9/11 and other events.
Early in his Air Force career, he was an “Interceptor” pilot, stationed at Andrews AFB near our nation’s capital. According to him, his job was to sit around for hours at a time drinking coffee.
Unless or until somebody flying a plane strayed outside of where he was supposed to be.
Then, in less than 10 minutes, Bob and three of his fellow pilots were up in the air intercepting the errant aircraft and guiding them to safety
This was automatic. It always happened, unless somebody higher up in the chain of command issued an order to stand down.
This is what Bowman had to say about 9/11:
The truth about 9/11 is that we don't KNOW the truth about 9/11, and we should.
There is mounting evidence of possible complicity by elements of our own government. If they have nothing to hide, why are they hiding everything?
Why are they hiding audiotapes of FAA and NORAD controllers? Why are they hiding videotapes of whatever hit the Pentagon? Why are they hiding the black boxes? Why did they destroy most of the forensic evidence which appears to show that three buildings at the World Trade Center were brought down by thermite demolition charges? If the thermite residue found on severed steel beams didn't bring down the towers, what did? (Never before in history did steel skyscrapers fall because of fire, and THREE of them did on the same day … one of which wasn't even hit by an airplane!) For the government's story to be accepted as factual, they will have to explain why WTC 7 came down. Why did four hijacked airliners fly around for up to an hour and 45 minutes without being intercepted? Why were normal procedures not followed? (If normal procedures HAD been followed, the aircraft would have been intercepted with 20 minutes to spare, the twin towers would still be standing, and thousands of dead Americans would still be alive.) If it was massive incompetence, why has no one been fired? … or demoted? … or court martialed? (Instead they were promoted or given the medal of freedom!)
If Osama bin Laden was really suspected, why did our government violate its own “no-fly” order to hurriedly fly the bin Laden family out of the United States before they could be questioned? Why does the “Osama bin Laden” in the “confession” videotape have a nose about an inch shorter than the real Osama bin Laden? Why have half a dozen of the 19 “hijackers” turned up in other countries … alive and well? Were there really any hijackers at all, and if there were, were they patsies? Who made millions on short sales of United and American Airlines? Where is the tens of billions of dollars worth of missing gold that was stored in the World Trade Center? Why did the Secret Service not whisk the president away from the school where he and the students read about a pet goat even after it became clear that the nation was under attack?
The American people and the families of those who died on 9/11 deserve the truth, and we do not yet have it. The above are but a tiny fraction of the unanswered questions not even raised by those who “investigated” the 9/11 tragedy. The most unbelievable of all the conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11 is the OFFICIAL conspiracy theory told us by our government. The Kean-Hamilton-Zelikow commission report was a whitewash, a cover-up, and a bundle of deception. I have spoken to both Governor Kean and Congressman Hamilton, and they admit that they were lied to about why there was no intercept. If a new investigation discovers a wider conspiracy and identifies living people (American or foreign) as being responsible, they should be indicted for treason. And those who covered up the treason should themselves be indicted as accessories after the fact.
If, however, a new investigation finds that the government's current story is essentially correct, then it should go beyond Kean and Hamilton to assign responsibility for the failure of our air defenses to protect the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. There must be accountability. Without it, we will never know why our multi-trillion dollar defense establishment was unable even to protect its own headquarters from an unarmed aircraft. This is unacceptable. It leaves the American people with no assurance that they can be protected in the event of another attack.
Here’s what Bob looked like when he spoke in the River Garden.
That’s a copy of the Constitution he’s holding in his hand.
On August 22, Bob passed away quietly at his home in Florida, a victim of the cancer he acquired from exposure to Agent Orange in Viet Nam.
Kevin Barrett of Veterans Today posted a fitting tribute to Bob:
Remembering Dr. Bob Bowman, 1934-2013 Friday, August 23rd, 2013 | http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/08/23/drbob/