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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Cheney's in the Bunker - Songwriter Cites Footnotes to Scholarly Research on the Crimes of 9/11/01

Cheney's in the Bunker was written in 2005 by Vic Sadot after reading page 201 of David Ray Griffin's critique of the official conspiracy story released in 2004. The 9/11 Commission Report told a story of 19 named Muslims who had allegedly been able to overcome the trillion dollar US intelligence and military apparatus to hijack 4 jets; to take down 3 World Trade Center buildings with 2 planes; to crash another jet in rural Pennsylvania fields; and to attack the US central military command's accounting department at the Pentagon a day after Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Pentagon Comptroller Dov Zackheim declared on 9/10/01 "a war on the bureaucracy" to find the missing 2.3 trillion dollars!
 History Commons - Complete 911 Timeline - Dick Cheney's Actions on 9/11
History Commons - Complete 911 Timeline - Dick Cheney's Actions on 9/11
Dick Cheney in the White House bunker, speaking to administration officials including (from left) Joshua Bolten, Karen Hughes, Mary Matalin (standing), Condoleezza Rice and I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby. [Source: David Bohrer / White House]

There is much to say about 9/11, but here in this "Truth Troubadour" blog in this 16th year of prodigious research and reports that have been published by world class scholars, let us focus for a moment on the Vice President who was in the Presidential bunker at some very disputed time on the morning of 9/11/01. David Ray Griffin is professor emeritus at Claremont School of Theology. The professor is a master logician and detective. Plus, he's articulate, genial, and funny! The opposite image of Alex Jones to brand the 9/11 Truth movement with. Thanks to folks like David Ray Griffin, I overcame my fears, and cited him as the source of my information, and released this song in a public way on 9/11/11 on a CD titled "9/11 Truth & Justice Songs". Below the lyrics you will see footnotes for this song.
 Kurt Nimmo Geopolitical Report at Newbud
David Ray Griffin

Photo credit: Press for Truth” & “Geopolitical Report” at “Newsbud” 8-31-17 Kurt Nimmo

The Lies of 9/11 Miracle Workers: A Review of David Ray Griffin’s book Bush And Cheney: How They Ruined America And The World” by Edward Curtin. Posted August 27, 2017 at Aletho News

Janice Mathews was a key organizer of a conference called the D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence on July 22 and 23, 2005 that my brother Rob and I got invited to sing for at American University. I sang at a 9/11 Truth rally in Lafayette Square across from the White House too. I sang "Mad Cowboy Disease" and "Are You A Citizen Or Are You A Slave" for the first time ever. I met a lot of great researchers, authors, and video makers that weekend! 

Rob Sadot on electric guitar with Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar doing a set of songs at American University for the D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence on July 23, 2005

Janice Mathews gave me a copy of David Ray Griffin's new book "The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions & Distortions". The Joint Congressional Committee had released it's report in 2002 minus "28 pages" said to be top secret, and the 9/11 Commission released its report written by Philip Zelikow in 2004. So Griffin was able to effectively debunk the narrative in short order.

When I read about the completely "omitted testimony" of Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, the information fairly jumped off the page at me! This calls for a song! Mineta describes how "a young man" kept asking Vice President Cheney, at intervals of 50, 30, and 10 miles, as he reported to Cheney that a plane was heading toward Washington, DC, the young officer asked, "Do the orders still stand?" By the third time, Mineta says, "Cheney whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand! Have you heard anything to the contrary?"

It left us all wondering what the orders were, a shoot down or a stand down?

For years the truth seeking world wondered who this unnamed "young man" Mineta mentioned in his omitted testimony actually was? Researchers eventually determined that he was Naval Aide Douglas Cochrane - See 911 Blogger. But when he was pressed to answer questions by journalists, he simply deferred to the 9/11 Commission Report as the final authority on the subject. Those who failed were all rewarded and promoted.

Thanks to the movie 9/11 In the Academic Community, we now know that 25% of the footnotes in that cover-up report came from Zelikow's use of torture "testimony"! 

Nobody at the Pentagon was warned or evacuated! This results in no demotions, reprimands, firings, or law suits? (Note: April Gallop's law suit was dismissed without being heard!) Nothing but praise and promotions for those who failed to protect the now deceased at military headquarters?

David Ray Griffin at the 9/11 Truth DC Emergency Truth Convergence 
at the National Press Club (57:54) 911TVorg YouTube Channel

Here at this 16th year of research and reports, the official story has been proven to be just as David Ray Griffin described it in an article titled The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie by David Ray Griffin, May 22, 2005, that was posted at 

Dr. Griffin led off with this: "In discussing my second 9/11 book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, I have often said, only half in jest, that a better title might have been “a 571-page lie.” (Actually, I was saying “a 567-page lie,” because I was forgetting to count the four pages of the Preface.) In making this statement, one of my points has been that the entire Report is constructed in support of one big lie: that the official story about 9/11 is true. Another point, however, is that in the process of telling this overall lie, The 9/11 Commission Report tells many lies about particular issues. This point is implied by my critique’s subtitle, “Omissions and Distortions.” Then Dr. Griffin said, "I now list (of 115 Lies cited) the omissions and claims of The 9/11 Commission Report that I, in my critique of that report, portrayed as lies." 

 Massimo Mazzucco September 11 The New Pearl Harbor One

"Cheney's in the Bunker" was inspired and informed by the exposure of Lie #85, which David Griffin describes as: "The omission of Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta’s testimony, given to the Commission itself, that Vice-President Cheney and others in the underground shelter were aware by 9:26 that an aircraft was approaching the Pentagon (p.220).
Norman Mineta testimony to the 9/11 Commission at Derdy YouTube Channel

Cheney's in the Bunker is for the people willing to pay attention and willing to be challenged. I have had to change my opinion many times when new information has come my way. Why wouldn't we want to base our opinions on evidence and truth? To be willfully ignorant is a sad and insensitive reaction to a treasonous tragedy that led to so much unjustifiable war abroad and repressive laws at home.
Songwriter Cites Footnotes to Scholarly Research on the Crimes of 9/11/01: Here is the video I made years ago for "Cheney's in the Bunker". It's one of my first videos and lacks the finesse later learned. It was posted at "Vic Sadot" & "Truth Troubadour" YouTube Channels.
 9/11 Truth & Justice Songs by Vic Sadot at CD Baby
Released on 9/11/11 Songs that question what happened 
and how the cover story was used

Cheney’s in the Bunker
Verse: 8 X Em D C Em

Cheney’s in the bunker …now we’re under attack (1)
Someone seized our jets... in a terror hijack…
They flew into the Towers with a mighty impact
The Trade Center fell in a total collapse…
Now Bush is in the classroom for a photo-op show…
The story of the goat is what he wants “kids” to know
The day is Nine-Eleven… year Two-Thousand and One
Now who the hell’s attacking us, and what’s to be done?
Chorus: 2 X G D C B7 / B7 Em Em Em

Do the orders still stand, sir? Do the orders still stand?
Do the orders still stand, sir? Do the orders still stand?
“Do the orders still stand?”
The Transportation Secretary, he testified (2 Norman Mineta, May 2003 Commission Staff Report)
By 9:20 AM he was by Cheney’s side
Cheney’s in charge in the White House war room
When did the teleconference start? And it involved whom? (3)
Mineta said a “young man” asked Cheney in doubt…
“Do the orders still stand, sir? They’re 50 miles out”
“They’re 30 miles out, sir…” He reports to command…
“The plane is 10 miles out, sir… Do the orders still stand?” (4) (chorus) - Instrumental
Cheney’s in the bunker… “Is it real or a drill?” (5)
They’re flying toward the Pentagon, the White House, the Hill…
Dubya’s with the children… lookin’ out of the loop…
The orders pass secretly within a small group…
The “young man” returns … He’s askin’ Cheney again!
“Do the orders still stand, sir?, He questions command…
Cheney “whipped his neck around, ‘of course!,’ says he,
‘Have you heard anything to the contrary?’”(6) (chorus)
Was there one order to “stand down”, and one “shoot to kill”?
At 9:38 the Pentagon was hit with great skill (7)
The cover for the capitol was sent out to sea!
That’s where they sent our fighter jets from loyal Langley! (8)
Incompetence, complicity, conspiracy?
Everyone of those requires a penalty!?
If Rumsfeld and Myers failed us all on that day?
Why was one promoted? Why’d the other one stay? (chorus) - Instrumental
Cheney’s in the bunker, “now” it’s not til near 10! (9 National Commission final report 2004)
They’re changing all the timelines we were given back then…
There’s no time “now” to stop the DC attack…
The Pentagon batteries couldn’t even fight back …
No “shoot down” order aimed at Flight 93… (10)
When passengers were on the verge of victory… (11)
Mineta was omitted from the final report…
Many other matters they dismiss and distort… (12) (chorus)
© 2005 Victor René Sadot/BMI/Orbian Love Songs
Please read my 12 footnotes to this song. And read The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions & Distortions by David Ray Griffin, author of The New Pearl Harbor, by Olive Branch Press:
These footnotes are from the original release of the song lyrics in 2005, and some from From The Wilderness may no longer be functional. There is one additional citation from David Ray Griffin sent in on Sept 6, 2017 added to footnote #10 about the timelines having “been verified by three recently declassified Secret Service documents (contained in Griffin’s 2017 book, Bush and Cheney: How They Destroyed America and the World, p 239.)”. VRS
Footnotes to the song Cheney’s in the Bunker/Do the Orders Still Stand?
1. The “bunker” is actually called the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC). It is located in the basement of the east wing of the White House. Griffin, When Did Cheney Go to the Shelter? P 241.

2. Secretary of Transportion, Norman Mineta’s testimony before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States, Staff Report of May 23, 2003, available at:,

Griffin, p 208.

3. There were actually at least three teleconferences going on at once during the morning crisis of 9/11/01. Griffin explains who initiated them and what is known about them p 233.

4. The full quote of Vice President Cheney by Norman Mineta was actually, “Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?” Commissioner Timothy Roemer did ask Mineta what he “assumed” the orders were. Mineta said that he assumed that “the orders” were to shoot any incoming attacks down (David Ray Griffin, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, page 220).

5. War games ongoing on 9/11/01: Griffin p 268 – 269; “Vigilant Guardian”, and “Vigilant Warrior”, and other drills on 9/11/01 raise questions about the military response and the purpose of those exercises. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported to the Notheast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) of the North American Airospace Defense Command (NORAD) that they have “hijacked aircraft headed to New York and ‘need someone to scramble some F-16s or something up there.” The person at NEADS replies, “Is this real-world or exercise?” Richard Clarke, Against All Enemies, p 5; Peter Lance, Cover Up, p 226, citing William B Scott, “Exercise Jump-Starts Response to Attacks,” Aviation Week and Space Technology, June 3, 2002;,

and Mike Kelly, “Atlantic City F-16 Fighters Were Eight Minutes Away From 9/11 Hijacked Planes”; Michael Kane, “The Final Fraud: The 9/11 Commission Closes Its Doors to the Public: Cover-Up Complete,” From the Wilderness Publications

6. Griffin, p 220/ Richard Clarke, Against All Enemies, p 5.

7. Changing Timelines, Griffin chart p 152, 153.

8. Griffin, p 201/National Commission Staff Report, March 23.2004, quoted in Paul Thompson’s The Terror Timeline, 424, 426.

9. Ongoing teleconferences involving Rumsfeld, Myers, Cheney, Clarke, Rice, etc. Griffin p 208, Richard Clark at 9:39 am, “I can still see Rumsfeld on the screen, so the whole building didn’t get hit.” Three simultaneous teleconferences going on 9/11/01 p 230 – 235.

10. Changing Timelines, Griffin chart p 152, 153; Cheney’s arrival in the PEOC bunker, Griffin p 241/Reports on 9-11-01 to 9-14-01 timelines said that AA #11 struck the North Tower at 8:46 am /UA #175 struck the South Tower at 9:03 am /AA # 77 departed Dulles, DC at 8:20 am, and is claimed to have hit the Pentagon at 9:38 am/AA # 93 departed Newark, NJ at 8:42 am, and is claimed to have crashed at at10:06 am in a field in the Pennsylvania country-side amidst a passenger/crew attempt to re-take the plane. Without saying so, this Commission is stating that no planes were shot down on 9/11/01 by the United States Military or any special ops “war games” scenario à la Operation Northwoods (see Griffin, p 269).The truth of Cheney’s timeline has been verified by three recently declassified Secret Service documents (contained in Griffin’s 2017 book, Bush and Cheney: How They Destroyed America and the World, p 239.)
11. When Was the Shoot-Down Order Authorization Given?, Griffin, p 237. When Did AA Flight #93 Crash?, Griffin, p 249.
12. Mineta testimony excluded from the final report, Griffin, p 221. There are so many other omissions and distortions that you could write a book about it. In fact, a number of people have produced very credible works as part of a global research effort by such authors as Michael Chossudovsky, Thierry Meyssan, Nafeez Ahmed, Michael Ruppert, Wayne Madsen, Eric Hufschmid, Peter Lance, and Paul Thompson to name just a few. Several of the most notable omissions by this Commission would have to include the three and a half hours of testimony and documentation presented by FBI translator and whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds, who was put under a gag order, WTC janitor and rescue hero William Rodriguez’s testimony that there were explosions at the core of the North Tower where he worked that he heard while he helped explosion burn victim, Felipe David, to safety outside and returned to the building to save others twice, and much of Richard Clarke’s testimony, The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism for the Clinton and G.W. Bush administrations.

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