A much underreported aspect of the 9/11 attacks is one that
concerns transmissions, sightings, reports and statements alluding
to multiple mysterious suspects in different vans packed with
explosives that were stopped and detained in New York while
the towers were burning and in the aftermath of the attacks.
Some evidence even suggests that some of these
vehicles actually exploded, and at least one was reported by
mainstream media sourcing the FBI as having been parked at the
base of one of the towers when it exploded and aided the collapse
of the tower.
At first it sounds outlandish, but were teams
of "terrorists" with huge amounts of explosives roaming
around on the ground in New York on September 11th ready to
jump into action and attack whichever structures or buildings
they were ordered to target?
The first, and most mysterious, piece of evidence
to highlight comes from an actual transmission from audio from
Channel 30 NYC, one of the emergency communications channels,
on the morning of September 11 which makes reference to the
discovery of a van full of explosives and two suspects located
6th and 7th on King Street, some blocks away from the World
The bizarre thing about the transmission is that
the responder makes reference to a mural painted on the side
of the van depicting a "remote controlled plane" diving
into New York City. A full transcript follows the audio:
officer: 5 the message about the plane
officer: Sergeant [inaudible] seven five (Miller?)
officer: 5 [inaudible] about the, 10-5 the message about the
officer: 9414 hold up
officer: 5 the message about the remote-control plane
officer: [inaudible] on the air
officer: [inaudible] Trinity and Liberty… all city wide
task force units are to respond to Liberty Trinity Place
officer: 10-4 the message is the plane [inaudible]
officer: [inaudible] task forces
c/o: [inaudible] and [inaudible] will be the mobilization point
at this time [inaudible]
officer: 10-4 c/o central who is [inaudible]
officer: didn’t find any mention about the plane (alt:
didn’t find any admission about the plane)
officer: central, we need the bomb squad and EAQ over at King
officer: [inaudible] units
officer: [inaudible] on the air
officer: 9415 you on?
officer: 85[inaudible] this is uhh operator
officer: [inaudible] giving up these [inaudible] (planes?)
officer: [inaudible] I got a message on that uh plane,
it’s a big truck with a mural painted of a of a airplane
diving into New York City
and exploding [inaudible] know what’s in the truck, the
truck is in between 6th and 7th on King Street
officer: [inaudible] 10-5 10-5
officer: with a mural painted uh airplane diving into New York
blowing up. Two men got outta the truck
ran away from it, we got those two [inaudible] under.
officer: kay great.
officer: [inaudible] are you holding those to guys [inaudible]
multiple voices/commotion: [inaudible] fucking beat the shit
out of him.
multiple voices/commotion: [inaudible] fucking shit out of him
officer: all right listen you need any [inaudible] on those
two guys over there? you all right over there kay?
officer: we got both suspects under kay, we have the suspects
who drive…drove in the van and that exploded
we have both of them under kay let’s get some help over
officer: now I’m sending you [inaudible] I just want to
make sure you and your guys all right over there kay, that’s
officer: what’s the location [inaudible]
officer: put em up, put em up
officer: you know we have both the [inaudible] driven that exploded.
Is that correct?
officer: what location?
officer: location [inaudible]
officer: [inaudible] location [inaudible]
officer: King Street between 6th and 7th
officer: King Street and 6th and 7th avenue, King Street and
6th and 7th avenue
officer: [inaudible] on the scene King 6 and 7, which unit are
officer: [inaudible] explosion
officer: which unit is on the scene at king street?
officer: truck to Manhattan
officer: [inaudible] 10 truck
officer: [inaudible] 10 truck is heading a team toward 14 Trinity
officer: all right you take care of that for me and get back
multiple voices: [inaudible]
officer: all right just check out that location let me know
what you got
officer: [inaudible] on the air
officer: on the air
officer: that fine with you?
officer: CIT Units on the air, CIT
officer: [inaudible] always available [inaudible] we’re
The indication is that the suspects ran away when the van was
stopped and were then apprehended following some sort of struggle.
It is then stated that the van has actually exploded.
Naturally the strangeness of this audio clip has
lead to questions concerning its authenticity, yet this was
cleared up soon after the clip emerged sometime last year, when
it was discovered that reference to the mural van was also made
in the February 2006 Norman Y. Mineta International Institute
for Surface Transportation Policy Studies (MTI) report entitled:
City Lifelines: Lessons Learned in the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks”.
The report states:
“There were continuing moments of alarm. A panel truck
with a painting of a plane flying into the World Trade Center
was stopped near the temporary command post. It proved to be
rented to a group of ethnic Middle Eastern people who did not
speak English. Fearing that it might be a truck bomb, the NYPD
immediately evacuated the area, called out the bomb squad, and
detained the occupants until a thorough search was made. The
vehicle was found to be an innocent delivery truck.”
The Culhavoc blog site, which has covered this
mystery in depth here,
The MTI quote makes absolutely no mention
of the truck exploding.
This report states that the truck was rented. Doesn’t
the MTI find it interesting that middle eastern men rented a
truck and painted it with a mural depicting an attack currently
taking place blocks away? Why would someone paint a mural of
WTC being attacked by planes on a rented van?
In addition if this was an "innocent delivery truck"
why did the suspects attempt to run away?
We have two middle eastern men in a van with a mural on the
side of New York being attacked by a plane diving into it on
the same day as two planes are flown into the twin towers. Is
this alone not suspicious enough to warrant a full explanation
in the MTI report?
Something about the mural also must have caused the officer
heard on the transmission to believe that it depicted a remote
controlled airplane packed with explosives. The remote controlled
plane comments are interesting when put into context side by
side with Operation
Northwoods, the now infamous 1962 plan by the Joint Chiefs
to carry out terror attacks on American soil to be used as a
pretext to invade Cuba.
What happened to these two men? Why was the apparent explosion
of the vehicle never reported? And why was first responder audio
stating the vehicle had exploded subsequently ignored by all
the official investigations into 9/11?
More Roaming Explosive Vans in NY on 9/11
Another transcript of 9/11 police radio transmissions, originally
obtained by memoryhole.org in 2005 through a Port Authority
Freedom of Information Request, reveals a second separate mention
of a van with “terrorists” and explosives:
MALE C: Attention all 880(?) police units . Stand by
for the (Inaudible) the Holland Tunnel . (01 :18:57)
MALE D : (Inaudible) copy .
MALE C : (Inaudible) from the Holland Tunnel exit, a tan Ford
alpha van . New York tags . delta (Inaudible), November 8970
. Information has it this van was seen with possible terrorists
in it, with explosives . That’s from the Holland Tunnel
desk, (Inaudible) 32nd . It’s heading eastbound towards
Le Havre(?) at this time . but they haven’t caught it
yet, and it may be coming towards this way . (01 :19:25)
The Holland Tunnel exit is a few blocks from King between 6th
Could this be the same van that exploded on King St. as was
reported on NYPD radio or is it a completely different van?
Certainly if the van had a mural painted on its side one would
assume any sightings would include a description of this also.
This is not the case here however, which suggests this may be
an altogether different white van with 'terrorists" and
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Dispatcher: Jersey City police.
Caller: Yes, we have a white van, 2 or 3 guys in there, they
look like Palestinians and going around a building.
Caller: There's a minivan heading toward the Holland tunnel,
I see the guy by Newark Airport mixing some junk and he has
those sheikh uniform.
Dispatcher: He has what?
Caller: He's dressed like an Arab.
Based on that phone call, police then issued a "Be-on-the-Lookout"
alert for a white mini-van heading for the city's bridges and
tunnels from New Jersey.
Is this yet another white van or is it again the same one?
It is somewhat strange that the caller describes the man or
men as "dressed like an arab". Certainly there was
no mention of out of the ordinary dress when the two suspects
from the King St. incident were apprehended.
Furthermore, why would any potential terrorist attract attention
to themselves by dressing out of the ordinary? Why would any
potential terrorist paint a mural of an attack they know is
going to happen that day on their vehicle? Were these sightings
hoaxes or deliberate distractions or were there actually people
carrying out these actions, and if so on who's orders were they
acting and why were they being so blatant?
These reports are very strange but they are in the record on
In addition to these Holland Tunnel reports, The
Jerusalem Post and others also reported that a white van
with a bomb was stopped as it approached the George Washington
American security services overnight stopped a car bomb
on the George Washington Bridge. The van, packed with explosives,
was stopped on an approach ramp to the bridge. Authorities
suspect the terrorists intended to blow up the main crossing
between New Jersey and New York, Army Radio reported.
was reported that two or three men were arrested and the
van contained tonnes of explosives.
CBS's Dan Rather also reported on this, a video of which appears
Could these two incidents at the Holland Tunnel and the George
Washington Bridge have involved the same white van and the same
group of "terrorists"? The George Washington Bridge
is several miles north of the Holland Tunnel. It certainly becomes
clear that the suspects detained at the GW Bridge were not the
same suspects detained in King St. with the mural on their van.
The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11
Another often documented instance of suspicious individuals
seen in a white van on 9/11 is that of the so called "Five
Dancing Israelis". It was reported by the New York
Times any many other outlets that Police received several calls
from angry New Jersey residents on and after 9/11 claiming that
a group of five "middle-eastern" men with a white
van were videotaping the disaster with shouts of joy and mockery.
The following details are taken from whatreallyhappened.com's
excellent datapage on this aspect of the story.
Some witnesses stated they saw the men set up video cameras
aimed at the Twin Towers prior to the attack and were seen congratulating
one another afterwards.
Witnesses saw them jumping for joy in Liberty State Park after
the initial impact. Later on, other witnesses saw them celebrating
on a roof in Weehawken, and still more witnesses later saw them
celebrating with high fives in a Jersey City parking lot.
In each case the white van was mentioned and a group of three
to five described. Could these reports have all pertained to
the same group of middle easterners or was there more than one
It was reported by ABC,
York Post and the New
Jersey Bergen Record that police stopped a group of five
men in a white van on a ramp near Route 3, which leads directly
to the Lincoln Tunnel at around 4.30pm on 9/11.
The police and FBI field agents became very suspicious
when they found maps of the city with certain places highlighted,
box cutters (the same items that the hijackers supposedly used),
$4700 cash stuffed in a sock, and foreign passports. Police
also told the Bergen Record that bomb sniffing dogs were brought
to the van and that they reacted as if they had smelled explosives.
The Jewish weekly The Forward reported that the
FBI finally concluded that at least two of the detained Israelis
were agents working for the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence
agency, and that Urban Moving Systems, the ostensible employer
of the five Israelis, was a front operation. This was confirmed
by two former CIA officers, and they noted that movers' vans
are a common
intelligence cover. The Israelis were held in custody for
71 days before being
It was also determined that the Israeli owner
of Urban Moving Systems, Dominick Suter, dropped his business
a few days after 9/11 and fled the country for Israel. He was
in such a hurry to flee America that some of Urban Moving System's
customers were left
with their furniture stranded in storage facilities. Suter
was later placed on the same FBI suspect list as Mohammed Atta
and the 19 hijackers.
Several of the detainees discussed their experience in America
on an Israeli talk show after their return home. Said one of
the men, denying that they were laughing or happy on the morning
of Sept. 11, "The fact of the matter is we are coming from
a country that experiences terror daily. Our purpose was to
document the event." How did they know there would be an
event to document on 9/11? This is clear evidence of prior knowledge.
Below is a video of a report that includes footage of the afore
mentioned Israeli chat show:
The fact that these men were exposed as Mossad
agents raises the question, who were the other groups of middle
eastern men spotted in white vans on 9/11 working for?
More Exploding Vans?
The following clip shows Jack Kelley a foreign
war correspondent stating to USA today that the FBI believed
that a truck full of explosives was parked beneath the buildings
which exploded and weakened the structures aiding their complete
The next clip shows MSNBC news reporter Rick Sanchez
stating that NYPD found suspicious devices and think a van with
explosives was parked inside the WTC.
The next clip, which also contains the above two,
shows many witnesses stating that they heard explosions inside
and at the base of the buildings. It also contains MSNBC's Pat
Dawson stating that the chief of safety for the New York City
Fire Department had told him that they believed a secondary
device had exploded somewhere inside one of the buildings:
So not only do we have reports of explosive vans
from all over New York on 9/11, news reports also strongly suggest
that the authorities believed that vans packed with explosives
were used in the actual attack on the World Trade Center.
Another widely circulated report picked up by
multiple mainstream outlets on 9/11 was the announcement by
senior law officials within the State Department in Washington
car bomb had exploded outside the their building.
The news anchors in the following British Channel
5 clip also make mention of a car bomb at the State Department
and the bombing of a shopping mall in Washington DC.
These were not rumors generated as a result of
"confusion" as is often the defense - the anchor cites
a "senior U.S. law enforcement official" as the source.
Why were these events reported and then never covered again?
It is commonly accepted that the breadth of the
9/11 attack was planned to be larger in scope because Flight
93 did not reach its target. Were the State Department and Washington
Mall "bombings" intended to go ahead but for whatever
reason failed or were called off? Was the media fed a script
too early as in the case of Building 7, which was also reported
to have collapsed by both the BBC and CNN up to 30 minutes
before it actually fell?
By the evening of September 11, following a "perimeter
walk around our building," the State Department publicly
stated that no such bombing had taken place.
Why were senior State Department officials telling
the media that there had been a bombing without even conducting
a basic appraisal of the building's perimeter? Can this all be
put down to "confusion" or were some elements of the
9/11 script changed according to how events were unfolding on
There are reports from 9/11 of white vans
with explosives and middle eastern suspects in at least
eight different places in New York on that day:
nr. Holland Tunnel
nr. George Washington Bridge
nr. Lincoln Tunnel
Liberty State Park
World Trade Center
These locations are represented by the blue placemarks on the
map (click for enlargement).
There were at least three different parties involved:
1. The Israeli group detained near the Lincoln
2. The mural
van pair detained on King Street
it was that was detained near the GW Bridge
None of these groups were dressed in Arab
garb so, if the documented call to police stating this was
authentic, there may have been another group.
Were all these reports and statements, including
the NYPD transmissions inaccurate or false alarms? Or do they
represent evidence of 9/11 being a much larger scale operation
than we have been led to believe? Were all the mysterious suspects
"backup" in case the planes never reached their targets?
Were some involved in bringing the towers down?
We can only speculate on who these people were,
what their roles were and who they were working for, but once
again it is clear that the whole truth as to what happened on
the day that changed the world is far from being told.
Note: More transcripts from 9/11
can be found here.
Independent researchers may wish to look through them. There
may be more references to suspicious vehicles contained within
this myriad of documentation.