Debunked: "FBI releases 27 classified photos of 9/11 Pentagon attacks" [Not New]

Mick West

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Several news sites and 9/11 conspiracy groups are reporting that 27 "new" photos of 9/11 were just released
However they are not new, they were released in 2011. The confusion seems to just be due to a reorganization of the FBI's web site.

The photos can be found on the following web page:
https://vault.fbi.gov/9-11-attacks-investigation-and-related-materials/9-11-attacks-and-investigation-images

And archives date it back to 2011.
https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110923172805/https://vault.fbi.gov/9-11-attacks-investigation-and-related-materials/9-11-attacks-and-investigation-images
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The collection of photos had previously been published on cryptome.org, and an Italian blog, but don't appear to be widely known. They were brought to people's attention when they were mistakenly included in the "Recently Added" page on fbi.gov:
https://vault.fbi.gov/recently-added
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That takes you to a page where the individual photos are listed with a 2017 date:
https://vault.fbi.gov/9-11-attacks-investigation-and-related-materials/9-11-images
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However if you click the link back up the hierarchy it takes you back to a page linking you to the 2011 page:
https://vault.fbi.gov/9-11-attacks-investigation-and-related-materials
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So it seems like a site reorganization simply created new dates for the images in their new setting. But the old 2011 pages are still accessible and archived, proving this is not a new release.
 
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Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
I wonder who must have messed up that badly to make such a mistake.
It's a pretty simple error from an IT perspective. The "recently added" page is probably automatically generated. Someone was updating old pages, so to the system they looked like they were new pages.
 

Nada Truther

Active Member
we live in world of hapless coincidences and mistakes!
True. Has anyone ran with this recently? "New" info usually stirs up the sheets. I see three or four of those as being fuel for "staged" photo rumors. Some of the rooms with burnt walls, exposed ceiling, and burned office equipment? The piece in the grass wit the serial number? If I were a CTer, and looking for the "answer". If I thought that these were new, I would look at these as holy grail-type "evidence". And I would start the insanity.
 

DJC

Member
There are no new photos since there is nothing new to show ...id love to see one with the invisible plane in it....but since it looks like no plane hit the pentagon ...after 16 years we get this ..." mistake "
 

Oystein

Senior Member
There are no new photos since there is nothing new to show ...id love to see one with the invisible plane in it....but since it looks like no plane hit the pentagon ...after 16 years we get this ..." mistake "
In many, perhaps all of the images of that particular photo set, "it looks like" there were no offices or meeting rooms, or any other kinds of workplaces for humans, inside the Pentagon - nor any humans.

What do you make of this?

Strange conspiracy theories could be woven from this, but the most likely explanation seems to be that the collision between plane and building plus the subsequent fire destroyed most of what makes the building's interior "look like" offices. Just as the collision between plane and building plus the subsequent fire destroyed most of what "look like" a plane.

(There are plenty of other threads, I presume, that discuss the multitude of evidence that a plane DID hit the Pentagon - many eye witnesses, physical wreckage found, FDR found and readable, radar data, damage pattern, DNA found and attributed to plane passengers, images from a couple of surveillance cams showing a plane approaching the Pentagon wall, etc. - and even photos of plane parts identifyable as coming from a Boeing 757 in AA colors, in this very photo set, of course.)
 
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