Bill Binney is the NSA’s former senior technical director -- a 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency -- and one of the world’s top crypto-mathematicians, who managed thousands of employees at the agency.
Binney was the original NSA whistleblower, and one of two NSA veterans whose example inspired Edward Snowden.
Binney recently signed Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth’s petition, stating:
"There is clearly evidence that needs to be considered in a review of what happened in 9/11. We the public deserve an honest complete review of the facts with scientific interpretation and implications as to what really happened."
Two days ago, Binney said in an interview that speaking with physicists and controlled demolition experts convinced him that the investigations to date have – at best - been incompetent, and failed to address the observable facts:
"They felt they had to have something drastic happen so they could get a lot more money and build up an empire and do the things they wanted to do."
Washington’s Blog asked Binney what he meant by that statement, and he explained:
"I had several reasons for saying that. First, Gen Minihan when he was Dirnsa [Director of the National Intelligence Agency] was internally in NSA quoted to say that we will have to have a drastic event occur before we could change the way we were doing things. Then Hayden took over as Dirnsa.
And, on 27 February 2001 he or someone from NSA approached the CEO of Quest requesting Quests’ subscriber data – meaning billing data. This is in court records. [Background here, here and here.]
This all smacked of waiting for something to happen so they could leverage it to do what they really wanted to do – which was evidenced by the request to Quest.
Also, I would add that the 9/11 Commission left out data that Tom Drake passed to them showing vital data prior to 11 Sep giving warning of an attack. This should also not be acceptable." [Background.]
Binney joins many high-level officials – including military leaders, intelligence officials and 9/11 commissioners – who are dissatisfied with the 9/11 investigations to date.
For background on Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, watch this C-Span interview and this documentary.
Postscript: Government officials agree that 9/11 was state-sponsored terrorism … they just disagree on which state was responsible.