Prelude 9/11 morning Flight 11 hijacked Flight 175 hijacked WTC 1 hit Flight 77 hijacked WTC 2 hit Flight 93 hijacked Pentagon hit WTC 2 collapses Flight 93 crashes WTC 1 collapses WTC 7 collapses Epilogue

Claim

All surveillance camera recordings from nearby hotels and gas stations around the Pentagon were confiscated “a few minutes” after the attack0.

Background

The claim indicates that conspirators were already in position to seize recordings that might show that it was not a plane that hit the Pentagon.

Facts

No evidence indicates that only “a few minutes” went by after the terror attack before the surveillance camera recordings were collected. Some recordings were collected on the same day, others during the following days1.

Logic

When a crime has been committed and the scene of the crime could be monitored by cameras, the police routinely confiscate any recordings that may show the crime and/or the criminal. It would be suspicious if the recordings were not confiscated.
Oddly enough, the claim argues against a conspiracy; It would be very embarrassing for the district attorney in a legal case to have to explain why such important evidence had not been seized and secured in time, thus violating standard operating procedures for the investigation.

Conclusion

The claim is therefore:

  • False
  • Undocumented
  • Contradictive

Sources

  1. Flyer, i11time.dk
  2. Jacqueline Maguire, Special Agent, FBI, Flight77.info (webarchive)

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