Russian Air Force Chief Says Official 9-11 Story Impossible
13 September 2001
As one considers the terrible events of Sept. 11 and observes U.S. media reaction, so pervasive and consistently military that it appears choreographed, doubts increase. The following is from pravda.ru, a Russian language Website (politically centrist, nationalist). In some places the English translation is confusing, so we added alternate phrasing in brackets. – Jared Israel
[Start report from Russia] Generally it is impossible to carry out an act of terror on the scenario which was used in the USA yesterday. This was said by the commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, Anatoli Kornukov. We had such facts [i.e., events or incidents] too, – said the general straightforwardly. Kornukov did not specify what happened in Russia and when and to what extent it resembled the events in the US. He did not advise what was the end of air terrorists attempts either.
But the fact the general said that means a lot. As it turns out the way the terrorists acted in America is not unique. The notification and control system for the air transport in Russia does not allow uncontrolled flights and leads to immediate reaction of the anti-missile defense, Kornukov said. As soon as something like that happens here, I am reported about that right away and in a minute we are all up, – said the general. [End report from Russia.]