Mineta's timeline in the DoT according to his Chief of Staff

Thursday, January 03, 2013


This is an excerpt of the statement of John Flaherty for the 9/11 Commission, who was the Chief of Staff for the Department of Transportation (DoT). He meticulously describes Mineta's timeline inside the DoT before he left for the White House. Mineta had just interrupted his breakfast with Isabelle Durant, his Belgian colleague, when he and Flaherty watched the South Tower impact on TV (unclear if they were in Flaherty's or Mineta's office).

We have to keep in mind the following time data:

This means that Mineta needed at least 12 minutes from the point when his car moved off the DoT until his arrival at the PEOC (9:20, due to Mineta's account).

So assumed his timeline is correct, he had only 5 minutes to perform all the actions described by Flaherty - here's a summary:

I neither included the time Mineta needed for walking back and forth in the DoT nor other little delays like simply thinking over the situation. Even so, assuming that this timeline doesn't exceed 5 minutes is completely unrealistic, not to say impossible. Together with the inherent contradictions of Mineta's various statements, this makes his official testimony a stinking red herring. The 9/11 truth movement should stop wasting time with it.