1/2 million US pager messages from 9/11 posted online

Leaks website wikileaks has posted over half a million pager text messages online, all from US communications networks and all sent between 3am, September 11 and 3am September 12, 2001.

Wikileaks has not revealed the source of the intercepts, but claims that the context in which the data was sent to them a few weeks ago along with other information confirms their validity.

The messages were broadcast “live” online on the wikileaks site and also Twitter between 25th and 26th November, with each message posted at the same time it was originally sent. More details after the jump.

Messages released range from the almost mundane everyday chatter of civilians enquiring about lunch to haunting automatic alarm messages issued to engineers and maintenance companies from servers and systems in the World Trade Center buildings. Although they help to provide an often jarring look at people’s thoughts on that day, the real meat is in what appear to be the more “official” messages, which can be grouped together into coherenet streams from the sender/receiver ID number: :

2001-09-11 12:26:59 Skytel [005206261] B ALPHA vze2j729@verizon.net|I’m At Home With Classified|Ray, I am waiting for the traffic to subside. Then I will take classified to Naval Secu
2001-09-11 12:27:01 Skytel [005206261] B ALPHA rity Station or some other installation. Bryan (36

2001-09-11 14:27:44 Skytel [005206261] B ALPHA vmaq1vmaq4ecmo@hotmail.com|I’m okay|Ray, I wasn’t not at the pentagon this morning as had previously planned to be for the PE JWCA. Any news on the rest of our guys?????????? CAll me at home if you can. If
2001-09-11 14:27:46 Skytel [005206261] B ALPHA not PLEASE email me at my be

2001-09-11 15:42:44 Skytel [005206261] B ALPHA vze2j729@verizon.net|Talked to Sgt Fisher and SSgt Webster|He OK’d me to stand fast until traffic subsides. Then
2001-09-11 15:42:46 Skytel [005206261] B ALPHA I am to try the old Naval Security Station for an SSO or return to HQMC if traffic is open to it. (40

2001-09-11 15:54:59 Skytel [005206261] B ALPHA david.whitney@verizon.net|Ray, Please Call me at home 780-3123, Dave|Also, need to give your muster to Mark Silver. Not sure where he is but = work is 614-4317 (41

2001-09-11 16:49:44 Skytel [005206261] B ALPHA vze2j729@verizon.net|Classified Material|Ray, I turned the classified material over to Sgt Fisher. Mission accomplished. (43

Still other messages suggest either confused Chinese whispers in action or events that were not made public:

2001-09-11 09:52:02 Metrocall {1175659} 1 2400 Frm: MSN Txt: Kavitha Sunand Nair: bomb was diffused at the heliport at pentagon. white house and pentagon being emptied…..

All very interesting stuff. Whether this illustrates perfectly the “fog of war”, or adds grist to the mill for those who do not believe the offical story of events, who knows? As Wikileaks describes the event:

Text pagers are usualy carried by persons operating in an official capacity. Messages in the archive range from Pentagon, FBI, FEMA and New York Police Department exchanges, to computers reporting faults at investment banks inside the World Trade Center.

The archive is a completely objective record of the defining moment of our time. We hope that its entrance into the historical record will lead to a nuanced understanding of how this event led to death, opportunism and war.

Go have a read for yourself  here, and see what you think. As ever, I am remaining respectfully mute on the subject.

 

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One Comment

  1. Posted November 27, 2009 at 10:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    You can go to the bank on the fact that the end is very nigh for 911 liars, stalkers, slanderers.

    As for those who say that it’s not appropriate to release personal messages that were texted on 911…. People deserve the truth… What is not right [much less appropriate] is the continual lies and slander that has gone on for years.

    Karma can be a b!tch. Justice is coming and those who deserve their “just desserts” will be finally getting them.

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