The document-leaking site Wikileaks says it’s preparing to release 500,000 intercepted wireless pager messages from a 24-hour period encompassing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Site operators say they plan to start rolling out the texts beginning at 3:00 a.m. New York time, paced to display as they were broadcast at the corresponding time on September 11, 2001. American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower at 8:46 a.m., and United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower 17 minutes later.
“Text pagers are mostly carried by persons operating in an official capacity,” reads the description on the site. “Messages in the archive range from Pentagon and New York Police Department exchanges, to computers reporting faults to their operators as the World Trade Center collapsed.”
A sample of the alphanumeric pages appeared on the site Tuesday night.
IRAQ SAYS IT SHOOTS DOWN U.S. RECONNAISSANCE PLANE
|Please call Pentagon Weather|UNCLASSIFIED Please call Pentagon Weather…….reference 1030 Meeting…..703-695-0406 ANDREW J. TERZAKIS, Lt Col, USAF D
“NYPD Ops Div” <|1 PCT WORLD TRADE CENTER|— 1 PCT - WORLD TRADE CENTER - POSSIBLE EXPLOSION WORLD TRADE CENTER BUILDING. LEVEL 3 MOBILIZATION TO CHURCH AND VESSY.
DOLLAR TUMBLES VS EURO, YEN AFTER WTC EXPLOSION
NYC WTC’S: WMS TKT 191100495. SWITCHES SEEM TO BE OKAY . OVERLOADS IN SM 9 OF SOUTH TOWER FROM HIGH
N.Y.C. TKT#191100488 - WTC HAS BEEN HIT BY AN AIRPLANE AND A BOMB. CURRENTLY B6 IS BEING EVACUATED. NCC HAS RECEIVED MULTIPLE ALARMS OPTICAL / ENVIORNMENTAL. UPDATES WILL FOLLOW. RYAN P/L NCC 800-824-8049
FANNIE MAE DELAYS BENCHMARK BILL,CALLABLE NOTE ANNOUNCEMENT DUE TO WTC BLASTS
it’s reported that a US military helicopter circled the building then crashed into or next to the Pentagon - it’s not clear to whether it was the White House or the Pentagon - they are being evacuated
Please don’t leave the building. One of the towers just collapsed! PLease, please be careful. Repeat,
BOMB SQUAD PLS REPORT TO EDIC..PER T913..OPS/JL
Lines to Washington & Saudi are blocked or jammed. Couldn’t get thru. Jim at the FBI had no info - he suggested we watch Fox or CNN. Chris.
Eddie and Paul are okay. Paul is still trapped in his building which is next to the WTC.
pewells|I’m OK. I saw the whole thing. Was on the roof looking at the first fire when I saw the second plane plow into the second tower. Unbelievable, literally…I was inside when they collapsed. Still in my apt, nowhere to go…This is the end of the world as we know it…
jtamer|You are needed in the WAR room asap.
im not dealing with this **** today….i will call johnston in early……ford shut down there plants and im not answering why we are still working….**** this. FROM: RYDER LITTLEJOHN (x18914) (3
Honey wanted to tell you how much i love you. I was alittle worried.I Don’t want to lose you now that I got you back. You mean everything to me. You have my whole heart and life. Ilove you so much,
We are bombing Afganistan. Pene
1) my nephew’s ok, 2) there’s a dead body at the main gate, 3) US denies responsibility for bombing in Afghanistan. Over and out.
Wikileaks didn’t identify the source of the messages, but the site has a solid track record for releasing authentic information.
Unencrypted pager traffic has been subject to interception by hackers and others for years — an easy video tutorial made the rounds just last May. But Wikileaks implies this data came from an organized collection effort. “While we are obligated by to protect our sources, it is clear that the information comes from an organization which has been intercepting and archiving national US telecommunications since prior to 9/11.”