The Norad 9/11 War Games

The Norad 9/11 War Games

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, it was revealed that on 9/11, the U.S. Military’s Norad Airforce Division had been running a series of war games that simulated airplane hijackings and other terrorist attacks.

The US Military 9/11 War Games were conducted by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

These US Military’s 9/11 Norad War games were conducted on the very same day and at the very same time as the 9/11 attacks.

The war games were designed to test the U.S. government’s response to a terrorist attack. Some of the war games involved simulated airplane hijackings, while others tested responses to bioterrorism and cyberterrorism attacks.

The US Military’s Norad war games involved the use of live aircraft and also simulated attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

This particular war game began at 8:30 a.m., just an hour before the first plane hit the World Trade Center on 9/11.

NORAD is responsible for the defense of North America against air and space attacks. 

Both NORAD and USSTRATCOM have denied that their exercises had any connection to the events of September 11, 2001.

How did the 9/11 War Games affect the events of September 11th, 2001?

The main effect of the 9/11 War Games is that they caused confusion among air traffic controllers which led to delays in scrambling fighter jets to intercept the hijacked planes that eventually attacked the World Trade Centre and Pentagon on 9/11.

Ultimately, the war games may have distracted attention from the real-world events unfolding on September 11th and it has been suggested by some commentators like James Corbertt that the US Military Norad 9/11 War Games were a deliberate diversion meant to delay response to the Terrorist attack in order to ensure that the 9/11 attacks would successfully provoke the War On Terror which followed in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks as part of the US Military Industrial Complex Agenda.

History & Origins Of Al Qaeda

Al-Qaeda, a global jihadist organization, gained infamy for its role in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. This article explores the history, origins, notable leaders, and connections of Al-Qaeda to the tragic events of 9/11, shedding light on the motivations and repercussions of this extremist group.

I. The Origins of Al-Qaeda:

Al-Qaeda was founded in the late 1980s by Osama bin Laden, a Saudi Arabian millionaire, along with other Islamic militants who fought against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The organization’s name translates to “The Base” and initially served as a logistical network to support foreign fighters joining the Afghan resistance.

II. Historical Background and Formation:

The roots of Al-Qaeda can be traced back to the Afghan-Soviet War in the 1980s. During this conflict, Islamic militants, including bin Laden, flocked to Afghanistan to fight against the Soviet forces. Bin Laden, influenced by radical Islamist ideology, envisioned establishing a global jihadist movement that would challenge Western influence in the Muslim world.

III. Goals and Motivations of Al-Qaeda:

Al-Qaeda’s primary goal is to establish a global Islamic caliphate based on a strict interpretation of Sharia law. The organization perceives Western powers, primarily the United States, as its primary adversaries and seeks to expel them from Muslim-majority countries.

Motivated by a combination of religious zeal, anti-imperialism, and opposition to perceived injustices against Muslims worldwide, Al-Qaeda advocates for armed jihad as a means of achieving its objectives.

IV. Notable Leaders of Al-Qaeda:

  1. Osama bin Laden: As the founder and former leader of Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden played a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s ideology and operations. He was the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and became the world’s most wanted terrorist until his death in 2011.
  2. Ayman al-Zawahiri: Following bin Laden’s death, Ayman al-Zawahiri assumed leadership of Al-Qaeda. He had been a prominent member of the organization since its early days and continues to advocate for global jihad and anti-Western sentiment.


While the precise extent of the war games’ influence on the 9/11 attacks remains a subject of debate and investigation, their occurrence on the same day and their impact on response times certainly warrant further scrutiny. The overlapping timelines and potential disruptions caused by the war games contribute to the lingering questions and controversies surrounding the official narrative of the September 11th attacks suggesting that Al-Qaed may not have been responsible for the September 11th attacks on The World Trade Centre.

However, it is also still possible that the US Military’s 9/11 War Games may have been just another routine NORAD training exercise meaning that Al Qaeda could have been responsible for the September 11th attacks.