Donald Rumsfeld and the Demolition of WTC 7

When former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was asked about World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), he claimed that he had never heard of it. This was despite the unprecedented destruction of that 47-story building and its relationship to the events of 9/11 that shaped Rumsfeld’s career. Although not hit by a plane, WTC 7 experienced free fall into its own footprint on the afternoon of 9/11—through the path of what should have been the most resistance. The government agency charged with investigating the building’s destruction ultimately admitted that it had been in free fall during a portion of its descent. That fact makes explosive demolition the only logical explanation. Considering how WTC 7 might have been demolished leads to some interesting facts about Rumsfeld and his associates.

The one major tenant of WTC 7 was Salomon Smith Barney (SSB), the company that occupied 37 of the 47 floors in WTC 7. A little discussed fact is that Rumsfeld was the chairman of the SSB advisory board and Dick Cheney was a board member as well. Rumsfeld had served as chairman of the SSB advisory board since its inception in 1999. According to the financial disclosures he made in his nomination process, during the same period Rumsfeld had also been a paid consultant to the Director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet. Rumsfeld and Cheney had to resign from their CIA and SSB positions in 2001 when they were confirmed as members of George W. Bush’s cabinet.

Several of Rumsfeld and Cheney’s colleagues had access to, or personal knowledge of, WTC 7. Secret Service agent Carl Truscott, who was in charge of the Presidential Protection Division on 9/11, knew the building well because he had worked at the Secret Service’s New York field office located there. Furthermore, Tenet’s CIA secretly operated a “false front of another federal organization” from within WTC 7.  That false front might have been related to the Secret Service, the Internal Revenue Service, Rumsfeld’s Department of Defense, or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), all of which were listed as tenants of WTC 7. The SEC lost many important documents when the building was destroyed, including much of what was needed to effectively prosecute Enron and WorldCom.

In any event, it is clear that covert operatives had access to WTC 7. Through the Secret Service, the DOD, and a secret office of the CIA, the building provided access to many such people. Additionally, electronic security for the WTC complex was contracted out to Stratesec, a security company operated by military arms logistician and Iran-Contra suspect, Barry McDaniel. Wirt Walker, the son of a CIA employee who was flagged by the SEC for suspected 9/11 insider trading, was McDaniel’s boss at Stratesec.

Amazingly, explosives and terrorism were planned topics of discussion at WTC 7 on the day of the attacks. There was a meeting scheduled at WTC 7 for the morning of 9/11 that included explosive disposal units from the U.S. military. The Demolition Ordnance Disposal Team from the Army’s Fort Monmouth just happened to be invited there that morning to meet with the building’s owner, Larry Silverstein. They were “reportedly planning to hold a meeting at 7 World Trade Center to discuss terrorism prevention efforts.” The meeting was set for eight o’clock in the morning on 9/11 but was canceled with the excuse that one of Silverstein’s executives could not make it.

Richard Spanard, an Army captain and commander of Fort Monmouth’s explosive disposal unit, was at WTC 7 to attend the meeting. He was “enjoying breakfast at a deli 50 feet from the World Trade Center twin towers when the first plane hit. General hysteria inundated the deli. Spanard decided that he and the three soldiers with him should move to number 7 World Trade Center, where they had a scheduled meeting.” Building 7 was “full of people in the midst of evacuating. A second explosion was heard, and people began mobbing the three escalators in a state of panic. Spanard and the now five soldiers with him began yelling for everyone to remain calm.”

In yet another “eerie quirk of fate,” Fort Monmouth personnel were preparing for an exercise called Timely Alert II on the day of 9/11. This was a disaster drill focused on response to a terrorist attack and included law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel. The drill simply changed to an actual response as the attacks began.

Fort Monmouth, located in New Jersey just 49 miles away from the WTC complex, was home to several units of the Army Materiel Command (AMC). Coincidentally, Stratesec’s Barry McDaniel had led AMC a decade earlier. McDaniel had an interesting past and, after 9/11, became business partners with one of Dick Cheney’s closest colleagues.

The Fort Monmouth response on 9/11 included the explosives unit and the Army’s Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM). As the drill was converted to an actual response, teams of CECOM experts were deployed to locate cell phone transmissions in the pile at Ground Zero. The remainder of the base’s explosive ordnance company was there by the afternoon of 9/11 and stayed for three days in order to, among other things, help “authorities” look for any possible explosives in the debris.

The explosive disposal/terrorism meeting was not just a request of Larry Silverstein, however, but was actually organized by the Secret Service field office. The U.S. Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal Mobile Unit 6 had also been invited to WTC 7 that morning, again at the request of the Secret Service. As they arrived, the planes began to strike the towers.

Considering all of this, Rumsfeld’s claim that he had never heard of WTC 7 is not believable. It does not reconcile with the facts about the positions he held and those of his colleagues and subordinates. It certainly doesn’t reconcile with the fact that Rudy Giuliani gave Rumsfeld a personal tour of Ground Zero just two months after the attacks. Surely Rumsfeld noticed the huge pile of still-smoking rubble that was once the building where Giuliani’s 23rd-floor emergency bunker was housed. They were photographed standing right across the street from it.

Rumsfeld was the chairman of the advisory board for a company that occupied nearly the entirety of WTC 7. On 9/11 he led the DOD—another tenant of the building. Explosive disposal units from both the Army and the Navy (DOD entities) were scheduled to meet in WTC 7 on the morning of 9/11, ostensibly to discuss terrorism. A DOD-sponsored terrorism exercise was scheduled for that morning in the same area. Moreover, Rumsfeld’s long-time business associate Peter Janson ran AMEC Construction, a company hired to clean-up the debris at the WTC complex (after having renovated the exact area where Flight 77 was said to have hit the Pentagon).

And as stated above, Rumsfeld had been a paid consultant to CIA director George Tenet in the three years prior to 9/11. Immediately after WTC 7 was destroyed, the CIA ordered the immediate area around the building to be surrounded by FBI agents. According to the New York Times, the CIA then “dispatched a special team to scour the rubble.” Reportedly this was to retrieve secret documents. But was the CIA, in conjunction with (or posing as) the Secret Service, also coordinating the military’s ordnance disposal units in their search for explosives in the debris?

Rumsfeld’s comments should be considered in light of the fact that he was among the leaders of a concerted plan to lie about Iraq’s WMDs. Similarly, there has been a pattern of lying about WTC 7 by government officials. The official report on the destruction of the building is patently and provably false and followed a long string of false explanations. When government scientists finally admitted that WTC 7 was in free-fall, indicating that they had previously lied about that fact, even their body language revealed the deception.

When we remember 9/11, we should remember that those crimes initiated and continue to drive the devastating “War on Terror.” We should also remember that war is based on deception and the official account of 9/11 is a prime example. We see the lies about 9/11 everyday as they are still being told, like the one readily seen in the form of a 47-story building experiencing free fall and nearly every statement made about it by government officials since that time.

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  • Worthy additional information that’s not been reported before. Will we ever find the truth to 9/11?

    • Spread the news around as much as you can and we’ll see.

    • jadan

      No, we won’t find it unless and until the evidence, all of it, is examined. So far, that has not been done. Some of it is simply too bizarre to be taken seriously by conventional thinkers. So, the truth is still out there.

  • PecosinRat

    Michigan, there are facts that are already known that make the case for 9/11 as an inside job. First, World Trade Center (WTC) 2 was the first high-rise steel-superstructure building in history to (supposedly) fail to meet its design criteria (to survive plane crashes and fire). Second, the second and third high-rise steel-superstructure buildings in over 100 years of building steel frame buildings failed their design criteria in the same manner on the same day. Third, all three fell into the path-of-most-resistance. For WTC 1 that means the top 13% of the building fell into 90 floors of (supposedly) undamaged steel and concrete (70,000 tons). Fourth, the buildings fell through the undamaged floors at free fall (or very near) speed, meaning the falling debris met no resistance as it was falling. And finally, all three asymmetrically-damaged buildings fell symmetrically to the ground, three incredibly unlikely events. These facts are visible in almost any video of the events of that day. None of these characteristics are part of the “natural” collapse hypothesized by official reports. However, all of these characteristics are observable in controlled demolitions. So, 9/11 was an inside job. The “who” and “why” portions of a prosecutor’s questions still have to be determined, but we have an important measure of truth already.

  • Calvinius

    WTC7 did not free fall, it did not collapse into its own footprint and it was not undamaged prior to collapsing.

    • PecosinRat

      Interesting words, but not correct. For example, the agency responsible for investigating the collapse of Building 7 at the World Trade Center, the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST), was forced by a private citizen’s examination of the videos of the building’s collapse to acknowledge in their final report that Building 7 was in free fall for at least 8 seconds. As to collapsing into it’s own footprint, any video of the event suggests otherwise. Finally, the building did sustain asymmetrical damaged from steel beams thrown into it from the collapsing twin towers (that’s a question of its own), but this was discounted as the reason for collapse by NIST, probably because asymmetrical damage does not lead to symmetrical collapses.

      • Calvinius

        The collapse wasn’t symmetrical, and there are no videos to substantiate the claim that it collapsed into its own footprint.

        • PecosinRat

          Perhaps we should just agree to disagree and let the curious determine their own answer in any video of the collapses.

        • Thom Rbrt Eric Russell

          It was a 5th grade school teacher (science) that had his class analyze video evidences that forced NIST to admit freefall. NIST’s theory is that the failure of a single column near the east end of the building caused neighboring columns to fail in a progressive manner. This is contradicted by the observed simultaneous collapse across the entire width of the building, which fell with a level roofline. A progressive collapse mechanism would have led to a progression of failures, visible deformation of the building, and gradual, asymmetrical collapse. This is what NIST’s computer model shows, but it is not what was observed. What we observed was the sudden onset of free-fall across the entire width of the building, which can only be achieved by controlled demolition.

    • Uhmm did you even watch the video of NIST admitting freefall acceleration?

      • therealamericro

        You and your documented facts.

        Next you are going to say that Calvinius should use elementary logic and reason.

        Or that the Newton’s Laws were violated on 9/11.

        Who cares about Newtown. Elementary logic and reason are overrated.

        Iraq was behind 9/11 and had WMD’s!

        Cass Sustein for Minister of Truth!

    • You are most likely a shill.

    • ClubToTheHead

      Knock it off, Cass.

      That cognitive infiltration shit won’t work.

      Go home and give Samantha some of what she needs to stop her drooling banshee act.

    • jimmydominic

      they admitted it free fell

  • xoxxxo

    For a more in-depth investigation, I suggest the recent book: Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects by Kevin Ryan (formerly with UL) and this related Guns & Butter interview series:

    Part 1:
    Part 2:
    Part 3:
    Part 4:
    Part 5:

  • colinjames71

    Thanks xo for the links, here’s another one he did with James Corbett

    • xoxxxo

      Thanks colin…I think James Corbett is one of the best (and most honest) news reporters in the world today.

      • colinjames71

        yeah no worries… so KR was with UL? I was thinking NIST. Did they subcontract for NIST or something maybe? Or maybe conflating with someone else. I’m about to download the interviews right now anyways so I’m sure I’ll figure it out. Really just wanted to say your welcome, and agreed on Corbett, I pretty much listen to every podcast he does, skipping maybe one or two a month. Any idea what’s up with the Fed documentary he keeps promising?

  • geo1671

    Rumsfeld–on Sept 11 2001 was photoed at the Pentagon field with 50 FBI agents gathering junk scattered plane parts. Oddity, just happened to have a dumpster handy to whisk the parts away from the scene of the crime.
    This Americunt is evil. Check out how he got into Washington under President Reagen and connection to Nutri sweet.

    • BoboSixx II

      And don’t forget his personal campaign to get the poison “Aspartame” approved to be injected into our food supply, that has detrimental risk to our health.

  • Mesquite_Thorn

    Larry Silverstien needs to be drawn and quartered with barbed wire, the Israelis deserve to be bombed into oblivion, the bankers who front ran the stocks need to be burned at the stake on the national mall, and the scumbags in DC who knew about this act of DOMESTIC TERRORISM all should be buried head first in bullet ant hills.

    • >Israelis deserve to be bombed into oblivion..”
      You probably don’t mean that literally, but why should innocent Israelis be punished for the crimes of other individuals? Everyone else on your list gets treated as individuals,, but the “Israelis deserve to be bombed” en masse. That wouldnt be justice, just more terrorism.

  • Brisa25

    The rabbit hole is deep and filled with dead ends. Gordon Duff at Veterans Today deconstructs a recently leaked classified FSB (Russian Intelligence Agency) report on the who and how.

    • Anon

      Gordon Duff is a jew, a zionist puppett, whose main job is to spew disinfo and non-sense in the name of patriotism

      • Rodney Jardina

        except for one thing genius, that isnt Gordon Duff, thats a look alike spreading fairy tales, like the one you just did.

    • Anon

      If you have any doubts about Gordon Duff being a disinfo zionist agent.. watch thisL

  • therealamericro

    Rumsfeld, another Deep State psychopathic criminal sociopath, a Vietnam service-avoiding chicken hawk, like Perl, Wolfowitz and the other traitors who authored the treasonous Project for a New (anti) American Century.

    The best debunking of the Sunstein sock puppets and other cognitive infiltration “debunkers” to date:

    The 9/11 Commission Report was set up to fail and was a giant whitewash, as top Commission Report members said themselves.

    Those behind this mass murder to bring in a pansy police state and project the U.S. into idiotic, self-defeating wars in which the legislators who vote for them (based off of lies and disinformation) make massive profits, will be held accountable one day.

    This was a mass conspiracy against the American people and the world for the interests of a cabal of traitors, criminals, psychopaths, sociopaths, and pansies.

    Someone will squeal sooner or later.

    Time is not on their side.

    Deep State traitors and police state pansies, beware of the sleeping dragon – the American people.

    • BoboSixx II

      It is a mathematical certainty that the cabal will LOSE.
      They have run their full course and are on their last legs.
      When they are gone, we will live in Joy and Abundance Forever.

  • beijingyankee

    Wow! Great scoop Kevin!
    The terrorists are inside the DC wire, better known as The Beltway!

  • SupernaturalCat

    The shadow govt installed Cheney/Rummy’s PNAC admin in 2000 to ensure oversight of implementation of the phony ‘terror’ war, which is actually the C.O.G./REX84 plans (suspends the Constitution via the threat of terrorism replete with black ops dress rehearsal for rounding up and detaining “hundreds of thousands of political agitators”) that Cheney, Rummy, Bush, the elder, & Co were drafting from the 1980s through the 90s …RAND corp Omnibus Anti-Terrorism Bill that finally gained traction in the shadow of the Murrah fed bldg false flag, finally passed in 01 as the Patriot Act. It could be said that the bogus ‘terror’ war was ‘on’ throughout the 90s, but didn’t culminate in the *desired* C.O.G. until the PNAC’s “new Pearl Harbor.”

    On Sept 14th 2001, C.O.G. (REX84) was secretly enacted, thus superseding constitutional law, and has been re-signed into effect by both empty suits of the shadow govt, Bush, and Obama.

    This is a crucial aspect to MIHOP as it demonstrates detailed background planning and obvious MOTIVE for the corp/state to 86 civilian democracy and Bill of Rights.

    • Bev

      Thanks for this important video on COG planners and how it relates to 911. And, thanks to Peter Dale Scott. I think left, center and right can agree on this one to reinstate our constitution and full rights, by GETTING CONGRESS TO DO WHAT THE LAW REQUIRES under 50 USC 1622 Paragraph 2002.

      • SupernaturalCat

        And thank you for looking into it! One tends to become somewhat repetitive when attempting to draw attention to things that an alarming percentage of the citizenry are either unaware of, or have been culturally conditioned to dismiss as ‘conspiracism.’ Within these alt news blogs I touch upon and source data re this whole REX84/C.O.G. plan as often as possible as it’s a crucial piece of the COUP puzzle that cannot be refuted by the denialers and/or shills since it’s obvious the executive branch doesn’t want the public wary/informed about continued re-signings of C.O.G. plans into effect, and that congress is breaking the law by refusing to evaluate the ’emergency’ and terminating its status …which the deep state clearly hasn’t any intention of doing.

  • rock

    Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheeney will burn in hell !

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    we see a storm bubbling up from the sea
    and it’s coming closer
    and it’s coming closer


    glad you wrote about this