9-11/George Washington Bridge plot
|Date||11 September 2001|
|Location||George Washington Bridge, New York, New Jersey|
|Planners||Mossad?, Supranational Deep State?|
|Description||The FBI arrested at least one van of men (two or three) which was found to contain tons of explosives. This was announced on the day, two conflicting reports, but later retracted. No alternative explanation is known to have been given.|
The 9-11 George Washington Bridge plot occurred on September 11th, 2001. NYPD officers arrested two or three men on the New Jersey turn-pike with a van containing a lot of explosives. The entire inbound bridge lanes were closed for several hours. Reports of explosives were retracted within hours, but no alternative explanation was given for the arrests and the event was nearly memory holed.
What? Who? Rumours only. Nothing to see here... "Though men in a van were detained, the vehicle did not contain explosives." This doesn't provide strong evidence of anything untoward, since mistakes were made on the day, or as the Washington Post headlined an article on September 17 "Some Flawed Information Occasionally Creeps In".
US commercially-controlled media did report on the George Washington Bridge plot.
CBS reported that there were enough explosives to destroy a span of the bridge.
“Two suspects are in FBI custody after a truckload of explosives were discovered around the George Washington Bridge. That bridge links New York to New Jersey over the Hudson River. Whether the discovery of those explosives had anything to do with other events today is unclear, but the FBI, has two suspects in hand, said the truckload of explosives, enough explosives were in the truck to do great damage to the George Washington Bridge...”
The Washington Post's 17 September retraction noted that "CBS said the report was based on trusted sources and the station corrected it when it learned that the report was in dispute."
CNN reported on 9/11 that it was getting reports of men driving a van on the New Jersey Turnpike which was pulled over for reasons which were never stated, and found to contain "tons of explosives". Some minutes later, Bernard Kerik contradicted these earlier reports, stating that although 3 arrests had taken place, the van was not stopped on the George Washington Bridge, and that no explosives were found. Kerik declined to name the reason for the arrests. Gordon Duff alleged in 2016 that this arrest helped foil an Israeli plot to blow up the George Washington Bridge.
|Truckload of Explosives Found Under George Washington Bridge on 9/11 - Real 911questions|
The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post reported on 9/11 that: "American security services overnight stopped a car bomb on the George Washington Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey. The van, packed with explosives, was stopped on an approach ramp to the bridge. Authorities suspect the terrorists intended to blow up the main crossing between New Jersey and New York, Army Radio reported."
American Society of Newspaper Editors
The American Society of Newspaper Editors reported in 2002, that on 9/11: "A delivery truck carrying about 60,000 papers (for the Wall Street Journal) bound for Manhattan from the South Brunswick printing plant got caught in a roadblock at the George Washington Bridge. A van suspected of carrying explosives had been stopped — and the entire inbound bridge lanes were closed, trapping the Journal delivery truck for several hours."
John Greenewald of the Black Vault made repeated FOIA requests to different arms of the US government about the incident, gaining what he termed "a VERY strange result" from the NSA. He wrote in 2018 that "In short, what I was saying, was that if they will “neither confirm nor deny” records exist, but then classify my FOIA Case Processing notes as TOP SECRET across the board, there is something there."
|"9-11/Israel did it"||“American security services overnight stopped a car bomb on the George Washington Bridge. The van, packed with explosives, was stopped on an approach ramp to the bridge. Authorities suspect the terrorists intended to blow up the main crossing between New Jersey and New York, Army Radio reported.”||12 September 2001|
|9-11/George Washington Bridge plot||The FBI arrested at least one van of men (two or three) which was found to contain tons of explosives. This was announced on the day, two conflicting reports, but later retracted. No alternative explanation is known to have been given.|
- http://web.archive.org/web/20020923054645/http://www.asne.org/index.cfm?id=3562 saved at Archive.is
- A Number Of Men Arrested With Explosives On Jersey Turnpike - aired September 11, 2001 23:28 ET - saved at Archive.org and Archive.is
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