The NORAD Tapes

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Concept.png The NORAD Tapes 

The NORAD Tapes are a set of over 100 recordings of air traffic controllers, military aviation officers, airline and fighter jet pilots, as well as two of the hijackers, made over the course of two hours on the morning of 9/11. Some were played to the 9/11 Commission, but none were released to the public until 2011 [Citation Needed]. Some of the NORAD Tapes remain classified.[1]

Official Narrative

The tapes represent an embarrassment to the official narrative, as they do not square with the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission, as even the New York Times admitted:[1]

The newly published multimedia document spells out precisely how the recordings contradicted the accounts of the senior officials.
New York Times, September 2011

As of December 2013, Wikipedia had no page devoted to the tapes. Indeed, the only known mention in Wikipedia of the NORAD tapes was in the following section of the 9/11 commission page:[2]

NORAD testimony

John Farmer, Jr., senior counsel to the Commission stated that the Commission "discovered that...what government and military officials had told Congress, the Commission, the media, and the public about who knew what when — was almost entirely, and inexplicably, untrue." Farmer continues: "At some level of the government, at some point in time … there was a decision not to tell the truth about what happened...The (NORAD) tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public."[3] Thomas Kean, the head of the 9/11 Commission, concurred: "We to this day don’t know why NORAD told us what they told us, it was just so far from the truth."[4]


  1. a b [ Newly Published Audio Provides Real-Time View of 9/11 Attacks]
  3. Levins, Harry (September 6, 2009). "The Ground Truth". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved September 12, 2009.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. Farmer, John (2009). The Ground Truth: The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11. Riverhead Books. ISBN 1-59448-894-0.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").

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