First off, I must give huge thanks to Mark Roberts for plugging this blog so prominently on his excellent Links for 9/11 Research. The site is one of the top debunking sites, and a must read if you haven't already (for anyone out there who found me without being linked here by Mark).
Another site which helped me out of the troof hole is 9/11 Myths, which has recently been updated with a whole new Wikipedia-esque format. There's a great new article entitled, "Cheney in charge of NORAD" which is a must-read.
I feel especially compelled to post that Cheney link because 9/11 Truth UAlbany's pamphlet spread disinformation that needs to be corrected. From the pamphlet:
In May of 2001, Dick Cheney was given command of all wargames and drills. On 9/11, 15 war games were being held. Several wargames took planes away from the East Coast to fight an imaginary invasion. This left only 8 fighters to defend the East Coast. And they fly in pairs.
I did not write the above pamphlet, but it was compiled using information from Michael Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon. The Cheney page at 9/11 Myths goes into more detail:
Ruppert places great weight on the talk of “planning and training”, but those words occur in this context (from the above link):Today, numerous Federal departments and agencies have programs to deal with the consequences of a potential use of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapon in the United States. Many of these Federal programs offer training, planning, and assistance to state and local governments. But to maximize their effectiveness, these efforts need to be seamlessly integrated, harmonious, and comprehensive.
So the mandate is talking about planning and training that relates to “programs to deal with the consequences of a potential use of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapon in the United States” (our emphasis). It’s disaster planning, not NORAD exercises.
Yet, all you'll hear from the truthers is "Dick Cheney ordered NORAD to stand down! Do your research."