9/11: How they faked the videos.
Have you ever seen the movie of the bank heist where the criminals put a photo of the bank vault in front of the security camera to dupe the guards into thinking the vault is safe, while it is actually being broken into?
According to the “TV Tropes” website there are two basic variants of what they call, “the camera spoof.”
First, the “Polaroid Punk,” where the criminals place a snapshot or a Polaroid photo in front of the security camera. Second, the “Slice and Dice,” where the tech man on the team manages to capture some live camera footage, which he then feeds back to the security monitors in an endless loop.
On September 11, 2001, We the People were the security guards, and our Television sets were the security monitors.
The criminals (the media/military/government/industrial complex) spliced-and-diced live footage of a missile attack on the twin towers, added a jet to the footage, and then broadcast it back to us as, “news.” They performed this “camera spoof” for the same reason they do in the movies: to hide the actual crime in progress. We were shown a plane crash because they didn’t want us to see the missile attack.
Identically to the way it works in Hollywood, that’s how it worked on 9/11. But instead of hacking into the security system to feed a video loop of the unopened vault back to the guards, on 9/11 the media fed a video loop of the undamaged south tower (with an added CGI plane) back to We the People.
What we think of as “live television” is rarely actually live. There is usually a broadcast delay of however many seconds of reaction time is necessary for human censors to interrupt a live broadcast by cutting to a commercial. Technically called, “deferred live,” broadcasters learned that by delaying their live shows by 30 seconds they could eliminate gaffs, obscene language, and other unwanted content. To the audience the program is live but to the broadcaster it is recorded.
But that delay can be used both ways. Sure, they can eliminate unwanted content, but they can also insert wanted content. With a 30-second window, or more, they can slide-in any creative editing they desire and the audience won’t know the difference.
To camera-spoof 9/11, all they needed to do was rehearse the handful of shots they were planning on broadcasting “live,” and then, create an animation of a jet with a transparent background to match each perspective.
A transparent background allows graphics to be easily inserted into videos and photographs.
Thus, on the morning of September 11 the jet animation was ready to go, and all that was required to complete the illusion was to record the explosion from the staged vantage points. Once the footage was recorded it only took a matter of seconds using industry-standard video layering techniques to add the CGI plane-layer onto the just-captured explosion-layer; a task easily accomplished within a broadcast delay window.
No one on earth ever saw flight 175 crash on live television.
To this day the vast majority of humanity still believes the jet crash was real because it was shown live, as it happened. But that’s not true: the crash was not shown live. What was shown live was a jet flying behind the towers, followed by the fireball. No crash.
The sequence of events was that after the first explosion in the North Tower, no one knew what happened, but most of the eyewitness reports were that something other than a jet hit the tower. Some people said it was a bomb, some people said they saw a small plane, and some people said they saw missiles. The witnesses that said they saw a jet were members of the media, and their reports were contrary to every other eyewitness account at the time. But, because there was only a short 18-minute gap between the first explosion and when flight 175 entered the scene, there wasn’t enough time to think about it. While they were speculating about what cut the hole in the North Tower, they showed a jet object appearing to fly behind the complex and crash into the building. Explained brilliantly by Gerard Holmgren:
This video shows four of the perspectives simultaneously. As described above, they do not show the south face of the south tower, therefore, they do not show the crash:
Because no one expected a second explosion, all of the networks were focused on the north face of the north tower. From that vantage point, the south face of the south tower could not be seen, therefore, no one on earth ever saw the crash live.
They couldn’t show it live because it didn’t happen. And, because they didn’t want to show us what did happen, they drew from the experience of Hollywood and staged what the TV Tropes folks call, “a camera spoof” – or, in other words, “fraud.” But just like in the movies where they must first record the video before they can feed it back to the security guards, on 9/11 before they could insert the CGI jet into the video of the real explosion, they had to first record the explosion.
Ace Baker has an excellent explanation for how the “ghost plane” could have been produced with off the shelf software:
It’s a chicken and the egg thing. Exactly like they do today, where movie magicians add and remove whatever content they want to and from live video, the CGI jet could only be added to the sequence after the actual footage was captured.
To get around this problem they made sure the live broadcasts were from vantage points that missed the crash.
It was the small army of propagandists deployed to pose as amateurs that was tasked with capturing the missile impacts. I’ll call this the actual footage. Once the actual footage was recorded, they went to work to edit-out all signs of missiles and edit-in a plane. This amateur footage of the plane impacting the tower was released later in the day, and days/months/years later. But it was never shown “live,” as it happened. Ultimately, the initial shock and awe videos of flight 175 were very simple to fake on “almost-live” T.V. They didn’t even need to show the impacts; only a jet animation that appeared to pass behind the buildings, and then a fireball. The jet was a prepared CGI object, but the fireball was real. This explains why the jet wings penetrated the building completely without causing any damage to the building or the jet, because they were just merging two video layers into one – the CGI jet and the undamaged tower. This also explains why the explosion didn’t happen until the jet fully penetrated, because the fake layers would have masked the explosion, which would have spoiled the illusion.
If the jet and building were fake up until the jet penetrated the tower, but the fireball was real, that means the only place to merge the fake-jet layer with the real-explosion layer was at the point between where the last of the CGI jet disappeared into the tower, accompanied by added smoke, ala Ace Baker, above, and the point where the fireball erupted. This is why the jet didn’t collapse and break up on impact, because it was just a picture of a jet. And this is why the hole wasn’t visible in the wall after being penetrated by the wing, because it was just a video of the undamaged wall.
Remember, this was not broadcast live, so, they had plenty of time for editing.
The locations for the “amateurs” were chosen in advance to allow time for them to practice the camera-motions they would use on 9/11. This was a military operation, so the timing was rehearsed and drilled-in before it was executed with precision.
Targeting beacons were planted in the selected crash zones, which lowered the margin of error to near-zero. Missiles followed precise waypoints to strike at angles of attack close to parallel to the face of the towers. By doing so they hit multiple columns at once. If they had been targeted perpendicularly, they could have at best hit one column, or even passed between two columns. Only by targeting them from the side could they be sure to hit multiple columns with one missile, explained here:
Operatives on the ground, using their rehearsed camera-movements mimicked the motions for tracking an incoming jet, making sure the camera was centered on the crash zone when the countdown reached zero.
The operatives had already created the CGI jet with the transparent background to match their respective perspectives, so, all they needed to complete the illusion was live video.
Here is the Hezarkhani footage which was broadcast on CNN. You can see that the wings penetrated the tower but there was no damage to the wall. The only explanation for this phenomenon is the intersection of two video layers – one layer of the CGI jet, and the other of the undamaged face of the South Tower. The combined layers were used as a camera spoof to mask the missile impacts.
He zooms away from the tower to prevent the hole from being seen. The resolution is poor, and he’s added smoke to mask the hole for a full minute and a half after the explosion.
He used the footage of the undamaged south tower to create his mask layer.
He then added the CGI plane to the mask, as described by Ace Baker. And that is what was broadcast on CNN: a plane that penetrated the wall completely without causing any damage to either the plane or the wall.
The same goes for the Courchesne footage – embellished smoke and crappy resolution, as well as some weird filter that added so much noise to the footage that activities like erasing missiles, adding a vague plane-shape, and drawing-on smoke, were no trouble at all.
This sort of fakery could never be done today, with everyone having a camera capable of live streaming to the Internet. But cell phone cameras were not available until after 2001, so, at the time, the only people with cameras would be limited mostly to tourists and professional photographers. Besides, considering the media and authorities were the perpetrators, you can be sure only the footage from the propagandists in the field would be released to the public, anyway.
As the old Latin saying goes, “Fortune Favors the Audacious.” The sheer audacity of the operation assured its success.
How they spoofed the “live” shots of flight 175:
- The fireball was planned to erupt from the south face of the South Tower.
- The rehearsed vantage points of the live shots were from the north face of the North Tower.
- By design “live” perspectives failed to capture the crash of the alleged plane.
- Create a CGI animation of a jet with a transparent background to match each of the half-dozen live shots.
- On the big day: from the same rehearsed perspectives, capture video footage of the fireball that erupted from the south face of the South Tower.
- Utilizing the broadcast delay of how ever many seconds were necessary, overlay the prepared CGI animations onto the live videos of the fireball.
- Flatten the video layers of the CGI planes and the fireball, and release the merged video layers as “live.”
How they spoofed the “amateur” videos (not live):
- Deploy dozens of photographers to pose as amateurs and place them in vantage points around the city to capture the south face of the South Tower.
- Rehearse each of their perspectives and create a CGI animation of a jet with a transparent background to match.
- The first fireball erupts from the north face of the North Tower. The countdown begins – 18 minutes until the next fireball.
- All the live network broadcasts are capturing videos of the hole in the north face of the North Tower, but do not capture the south face of the South Tower.
- The second fireball erupts from the south face of the South Tower.
- The Networks broadcast camera-spoofed live videos showing what looks like a plane crashing into the towers; the world is horrified.
- Each of the “amateur” photographers edits their respective video, removing missiles, adding smoke, and adding a plane.
- The propaganda organs release these videos periodically over the following days, weeks, months and years.