The No-Planes Timeline
October 8, 2001: The Voltaire Network publishes "The Mysteries of the attack on the Pentagon", suggesting that Flight 77 did not crash into the Pentagon.
October 12, 2001: Secretary Rumsfeld, in a Parade Magazine interview says: "Here we're talking about plastic knives and using an American Airlines flight filed with our citizens, and the missile to damage this building and similar (inaudible) that damaged the World Trade Center."
February 10, 2002: Asile.org publishes El juego de los 7 errores (Hunt the Boeing), helping to popularize the Pentagon no-jetliner claim.
March 7, 2002: The Pentagon leaks five frames from a Pentagon security camera. These are seized upon as evidence that something other than a jetliner hit the Pentagon.
March 11, 2002: Thierry Meyssan publishes L'Effroyable imposture (The Big Lie), whose central claim is that the crash at the Pentagon was faked.
June 22, 2002: The New York Times publishes "Sept. 11 as Right-Wing U.S. Plot: Conspiracy Theory Sells in France" highlights Meyssan's book, noting it was topping best-seller lists.
June 24, 2002: Theirry Meyssan publishes Le Pentagate which advances the theory that the Pentagon was attacked by a criuse missile rather than a jetliner. The book was translated into 28 languages.
May 13, 2002: Time publishes Conspiracy Theory, an expose' of Meyssan's books and no-plane theories.
June 26, 2002: CNN.com publishes "French buy into 9/11 conspiracy", highlighting Meyssan's The Big Lie, and noting that by that time it had sold 200,000 copies in the USA.
Spring of 2003: Eric Hufschmid produces Painful Deceptions, a video promoting Meyssan's theories, and suggesting that a Global Hawk UAV hit the Pentagon
Summer of 2003: TheWebfairy.com begins publicizing the idea that the North Tower crash was faked.
Fall of 2003: Several websites begin to publicize the claim that a missile pod was attached to the plane that crashed into the South Tower.
Spring of 2004: LetsRoll911.org begins to promote the pod claim.
July 2004: The Power Hour, a right wing internet radio show, hosts a website for the film Dave VonKleist's new film In Plane Site.
Summer of 2004: The flash animation 9/11 Pentagon Strike is widely circulated. The slick film uses propaganda techniques to sell the Pentagon no-plane theory.
September 4, 2004: Parade Magazine runs a short articule attacking "9/11 conspiracy theories", implying that they are all based on a transcription error of Rumsfeld's 10/12/01 remark.
September 11, 2004 Jimmy Walter sponsors the New York event "Confronting the Evidence", spotlighting David VonKleist.
September 13, 2004 Ex-CIA agent Robert Baer attacks David Griffins "The New Pearl Harbor" in The Nation. The article highlights Griffin's "recycling" or the Pentagon missile theory from "crackpot author" Thierry Meyssan.
September 17, 2004: The American Free Press publishes an anrticle claiming the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania was faked.
October 7, 2004: The Washington Post publishes “Conspiracy Theories Flourish on the Internet”, which highlights Pentagon Strike.
March 2005: Popular Mechanics publishes "9/11 Lies" which leads with the pod claim, and exploits numerous straw-man arguments.
June 2005: Morgan Reynolds garners prominence by publishing Why Did the Trade Center Skyscrapers Collapse?, an essay that sandwiches claims that the 9/11/01 plane crashes were faked between a summary of the case for the controlled demolition of the WTC skyscrapers.
Summer of 2005: The first edition of Loose Change is released. Much of this film is devoted to promoting the Pentagon no-jetliner theory with transparently flawed reasoning.
February 21, 2006: The Village Voice publishes a collection of articles attacking the 9/11 Truth Movement, focusing on the no-plane claims.
March 20, 2006: Actor Charlie Sheen promotes the no-plane claims in an interview on the Alex Jones show.
March 29, 2006: The San Francisco Chronicle publishes an article promoting Loose Change on the eve of a talk by David Ray Griffin in Oakland.
May 16, 2006: The Pentagon releases two videos that media claims is proof that a Boeing 757 did crash into the Pentagon. Since they show no such thing, they help perpetuate the no-plane claims.
Early 2007: PatriotsQuestion911.com, a website launched in 2006, is widely promoted. The site features numberous military "experts" endorsing the Pentagon no-plane theory.
February 2007: The PentaCon is released. This video promotes the idea that a jetliner overflew rather than crashed into the Pentagon.
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