Clear, blue skies greeted air travelers on the morning of
September 11, 2001.
But those skies were more heavily
trafficked than we were originally led to believe, according
to the documentary 9/11 War Games.
Produced by the
Corbett Report, the film assumes a unique
perspective for those who question the official account of
that tragic date.
Before the attacks began to unfurl, there were an
unprecedented number of aviation tests, military drills and
emergency simulations taking place. Some were eerily similar
to the terrorist attacks that would grip the country later
In spite of the incessant denials that
followed in the months and years following 9/11, the film
argues that military forces were well aware of the potential
of such an attack, and were active in preparing for such a
The evidence presented in the film expose how the government
was well aware of the specific threats in the lead up to
Documents and taped recordings show multiple military
drills mounted by the North American Defense Command (NORAD),
including those involving hijacked airplanes, coordinated
attacks from multiple planes, and even a scenario that used
an aircraft as a weapon in the heart of the Pentagon.
The theory? The real plot of terror was piggybacked off some
of these simulated war games.
While much of the blame fell
on the FAA, the prevention of these attacks was actually
hindered by an inability to decipher between the
manufactured exercises and the real world tragedy.
terrorist cell was likely aware of such exercises, and used
them to their advantage.
Taken to the extreme, the film theorizes that,
...were themselves complicit in these attacks, and the
confusion between simulation and reality was an intentional
and strategic stage from which they could operate most
Viewers who have an intolerance for 'conspiracy'-themed
material, especially as it pertains to the events of
September 11, might find some of the film’s thesis
But for others, 9/11 War Games may serve as a
provocative, well assembled argument for greater