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INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO PENTAGON ATTACK YIELDS ALARMING INFORMATION, GARNERS WIDE-RANGING ENDORSEMENTS

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Researchers present new eyewitness testimony which they say proves the government's story to be a "monstrous lie"

A three year independent investigation into the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon has yielded new eyewitness evidence which, according to the Southern California-based researchers who conducted the investigation, "conclusively (and unfortunately) establishes as a historical fact that the violence which took place in Arlington that day was not the result of a surprise attack by suicide hijackers, but rather a military black operation involving a carefully planned and skillfully executed deception."

They have compiled the most pertinent testimony into an 81 minute video presentation entitled National Security Alert, which has earned the respect and praise of a growing number of distinguished academics, journalists, writers, entertainers, pilots, and military personnel.

The investigation involved multiple trips to the scene of the crime in Arlington, Virginia, close scrutiny of all official and unofficial data related to the event, and, most importantly, first-person interviews with dozens of eyewitnesses, many of which were conducted and filmed in the exact locations from which they witnessed the plane that allegedly struck the building that day. It was primarily conducted by two men named Craig Ranke and Aldo Marquis, also known as Citizen Investigation Team, or CIT.

"There were a growing number of people in the United States and around the world who were suspicious of the government's story about what had happened at the Pentagon that day," Ranke explains. "The doubts were initially fueled by the dubious damage to the building, which seemed incompatible with a 757 crash, the deliberate lack of transparency by the authorities, and many other issues, but they really intensified after a team of professional pilots (Pilots for 9/11 Truth) analyzed the data obtained from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) via a Freedom of Information Act request in 2006, which was supposedly from the black box of American Airlines Flight 77, and found that the last reported altitude of the plane was far too high to have struck the light poles or the building. This meant that either the plane did not cause the observed physical damage, that the government had released fraudulent data, or both."


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"We were tired of the cover-up, but we were also frustrated with the dead-end theorizing that was taking place", says Marquis of the project's genesis. "We knew that the only way we were ever going to know what had really happened was if we actually went to the area, knocked on doors, and interviewed everyday people about what they saw."

When these eyewitness accounts are aggregated, they paint a very disturbing picture, say the researchers.

"To put it as concisely as possible, the plane had to have flown on a very specific flight path in the final seconds before it reached the Pentagon in order to have caused the observed damage, starting with the light poles that were photographed on the ground and ending with the directional damage to the building itself which was outlined in detail by the American Society of Civil Engineers," explains Ranke. "The government claims the plane flew on this flight path and hit the building. The eyewitnesses in all of the most critical vantage points, on the other hand, independently, unanimously, and unequivocally report a drastically different flight path, proving that the plane absolutely could not have hit the light poles or the building. It is a non-controversial scientific fact that a strike from this trajectory would have caused a very different damage path."



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It wasn't just witnesses who watched the plane approach the building that the team spoke with, however.

"We've also published our interview with a Pentagon police officer who saw the plane flying away from the Pentagon immediately after the explosion", says Marquis. "We already knew that the plane could not have hit based on the testimony of the witnesses on the other side of the building who watched it approach, but it was still vindicating to get this kind of confirmation."

A 2006 Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll found that "More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East." Nevertheless, Ranke and Marquis acknowledge it is still quite controversial to claim, as they do, that "criminal elements within the U.S. government" were complicit in the attacks.

"If you are skeptical of (or even incensed by) this statement we do not blame you," reads a note on the front page of their website, CitizenInvestigationTeam.com. "We are not asking you to take our word for it, nor do we want you to do that. We want you to view the evidence and see with your own eyes that this is the case. We want you to hear it directly from the eyewitnesses who were there, just as we did."

Many people seem to be taking them up on this offer. Their video has already received almost 70,000 views online since it was first posted to their website a few weeks ago with only a grass roots promotional effort behind it.

Perhaps more notable than the size of the audience, however, is the caliber of some of the people in it. A newly-published compendium of endorsements on the CitizenInvestigationTeam.com website includes praise from a wide array of distinguished and well-respected Americans.

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click hereThe Pentagon is an old wooden building, ... by Dave Kisor on Thursday, Aug 27, 2009 at 8:16:12 PM
This story is wrong almost from start to finish. I... by gravity32 on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 4:15:35 AM
because you don't believe the conclusions of this ... by Ms Nan on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 7:57:15 AM
You said: "The authors have claimed that they have... by Craig Ranke on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 9:10:06 AM
This just keeps gettin' better and better. Please ... by Nick van Nes on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 11:08:22 AM
Many people do not agree with the claims of CIT. A... by Victoria Ashley on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 11:17:36 AM
CIT has done interesting original work in compili... by Brian Good on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 1:15:42 PM
Hoffman, Ashley and Wolsey have made gross errors ... by rob balsamo on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 1:34:46 PM
Mr. Balsamo, when I was engaging in discussion wit... by Brian Good on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 2:50:22 PM
"Some have created a myth that the flight path(s) ... by rob balsamo on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 3:30:38 PM
Mr. Balsamo, when I was engaging in discussion wit... by Brian Good on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 3:55:38 PM
But since Mr. Balsamoanswered only one of my nine ... by Brian Good on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 4:26:08 PM
Mr Ranke. I want to thank you for your work. It is... by remo on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 6:00:53 PM
"Over to the left, over to the left." Get it? Of c... by Brian Good on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 6:25:54 PM
"Refusal to answer questions is a red flag."Now w... by Ms Nan on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 6:59:49 PM
This is where they post their irrational claims an... by Brian Good on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 7:53:10 PM
Yeah, uh huh, so you say.... by Ms Nan on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 8:21:10 PM
I'd answer if you were doing anything more than bl... by Craig Ranke on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 8:22:27 PM
You misrepresent your own claims. If your witnesse... by Brian Good on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 8:48:04 PM
How many witnesses have you interviewed on locatio... by rob balsamo on Friday, Aug 28, 2009 at 11:30:58 PM
You answered only one, and then posed a set ofrhet... by Brian Good on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 11:39:02 AM
the plane was on the north side.Here is a very imp... by Craig Ranke on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 12:00:12 AM
and more.You said: "Mr. Balsamo, when I was engagi... by Craig Ranke on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 2:22:20 AM
Mr. Ranke, your statement that I "misrepresented a... by Brian Good on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 1:27:26 PM
You have not addressed the evidence nor have you p... by Craig Ranke on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 2:37:33 PM
Mr. Ranke, I certainly did address the evidence in... by Brian Good on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 8:29:12 PM
Mr. Ranke, I certainly did address the evidence in... by Brian Good on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 8:38:44 PM
1. If the turn Mr. Balsamo describes over the Pent... by rob balsamo on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 8:24:27 PM
I never claimed to be an expert in Aeronautics. Ho... by Brian Good on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 8:48:05 PM
Brian, this is not a ground school. There are many... by rob balsamo on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 9:21:14 PM
Is that how you intend to respond when a WaPo repo... by Brian Good on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 1:45:28 PM
Brian,First, You werent attacked. Nothing was ever... by rob balsamo on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 6:02:28 PM
Mr. Balsamo, first of all I certainly was attacked... by Brian Good on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 11:45:59 PM
This article is essentually a confirmation of what... by abe ramsay on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 9:32:51 AM
....and plenty of evidence that there WASN'T a mis... by Craig Ranke on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 12:35:05 PM
By debunking the missile theory you seek to add cr... by Brian Good on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 1:49:05 PM
Actually that Hoffman image is from google sketchu... by Craig Ranke on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 2:47:24 PM
Your videos prove nothing. One of the very first i... by Brian Good on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 3:26:26 PM
One of the very first issues of the Journal of 9/1... by Craig Ranke on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 5:09:05 PM
Mr. Ranke, you live in a fantasy world. Ivisited A... by Brian Good on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 7:35:00 PM
Brian Good,If you are familiar with the area then ... by Craig Ranke on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 8:00:38 PM
I did not suggest that your videos were deceptive... by Brian Good on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 1:33:23 PM
Craig Ranke, Don't get me wrong about Thierry Meys... by abe ramsay on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 3:48:58 PM
I'm not going to discuss any of the evidence prese... by William Cormier on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 8:06:12 PM
A couple of possibilities:1. Hani Hanjour wasn't t... by Brian Good on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 2:39:52 PM
Dick Cheney'sbehavior in the War Room as witnessed... by boomerang on Saturday, Aug 29, 2009 at 10:16:51 PM
Craig Ranke, It seems to me that your ideas are ha... by abe ramsay on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 5:27:19 AM
Abe,I am simply reporting what the witnesses said.... by Craig Ranke on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 2:59:34 PM
Abe,I am simply reporting what the witnesses said.... by Craig Ranke on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 3:01:11 PM
Everybody wants to be right. No wonder the truth m... by Ms Nan on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 4:36:40 PM
There is nothing to be gained by floating ridiculo... by Brian Good on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 5:52:00 PM
You have shown no proof CIT is wrong. Your attitud... by Ms Nan on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 6:37:06 PM
One can appreciate your rancor and stabbing at sup... by boomerang on Sunday, Aug 30, 2009 at 8:08:13 PM
You see consistency in character, plot, and benefi... by Brian Good on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 12:21:09 AM
I realize you are intensely interested in the "How... by boomerang on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 4:18:00 AM
I agree that the pilot of Flight 77 was not a shak... by Brian Good on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 10:50:10 AM
I am me and not he. Amazing how other people can ... by Tom Murphy on Thursday, Sep 10, 2009 at 2:08:22 PM
You keep saying the north flight path proves the p... by Chris Sarns on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 1:04:45 AM
Chris Sarns,You are the sole individual willing to... by Craig Ranke on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 2:20:06 AM
He did not say anything about the plane causing th... by Brian Good on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 3:20:27 AM
Spell my name correctly please! ;-)Craig is implyi... by Chris Sarns on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 4:14:17 AM
My carelessness was inexcusable. In my own defense... by Brian Good on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:35:25 AM
"A conventional fixedwing aircraft, 757 or other... by Chris Sarns on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 4:02:52 AM
Check out CIT's "Operation Accountability" program... by Brian Good on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 1:44:07 PM
So where are youse guys? Cats got youse tongues?... by Brian Good on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:34:24 PM
"yes I did but your questions aren't germain to th... by Craig Ranke on Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009 at 2:01:39 AM
1. Why did Mr. Balsamo use such evasive language i... by Brian Good on Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009 at 2:54:00 AM
As you have. This is the last time I'm answering y... by Craig Ranke on Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009 at 9:45:12 AM
...if the prospect that your silly fantasies might... by Brian Good on Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009 at 12:54:07 PM
Your theory needs a holographic plane to be plausi... by Brian Good on Thursday, Sep 3, 2009 at 10:54:53 AM
Actually it needs TWO holographic planes--one for ... by Brian Good on Thursday, Sep 3, 2009 at 9:51:16 PM