Lt. Gen. John Costello, the USASMDC commander, observes that “directed energy technology has the potential to be a key component in the
Army transformation effort.”
Jan. 25, 2001
Spacedaily reports about a successful "integrated ground test of the Alpha high-energy laser, its beam director telescope
and the associated beam alignment and correction system" which have provided the team developing the Space-Based Laser Integrated Flight Experiment (SBL-IFX) .
Team SBL-IFX, is a joint-venture comprising TRW, Lockheed Martin and Boeing
January 29, 2001
The PLEIADES system is designed under the French-Italian ORFEO programme (Optical & Radar Federated Earth Observation) 1 http://smsc.cnes.fr/PLEIADES/GP_organisation.htm
"...http://ff.im/anZUb October 23 "11/18 - 11/20 Taormina (Sicily): 15th GeoCAP Conference is using "Agriculture" as Cover for Space GIS Defense" "...SpotImage, is a competitor of GeoEye Inc, and yet another subsidiary of (81%)..."][sic: is picked] as prime contractor for the space segment...Spot Image is the official and exclusive worldwide distributor of PLEIADES products..." [see also
March 4th, 2001
FOX TV airs the Pilot of "Lone Gunmen" by X-Files producer Chris Carter.
The so called "12D plan is for a small group of government operatives to crash a jetliner into the World Trade Center" with intelligent software. In the last minute the lone gunmen can avoid the catastrophe on board. The episode is repeated in august 2001.
Chris Carter is later shocked about the "coincidence" of the story
March 29th, 2001
Several Companies, also linked to the FCS contracts, receive three prime NSA-contracts for TRAILBLAZER 1 and create "The Eagle Alliance". This "alliance" includes ACS Defense, BTG, CACI, Compaq, TRW, Windemere, Fiber Plus, Verizon and Superior Communications. The Eagle Alliance was actually a joint venture led by Computer Sciences Corporation.
The ESSP (European Satellite Services Provider) is founded.
The company, based in Brussels, is set up to operate the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS). EGNOS is part of the european Galileo GNSS system, which competes with the russian GLONASS and U.S. GPS system.
Among the company's shareholders of ESSP are Air traffic control service providers:
AENA - Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (Spain), DFS - Deutsche Flugsicherung (Germany), DSNA (France),
ENAV (Italy), NATS (United Kingdom), NAV (Portugal) and Skyguide - Schweizerische Aktiengesellschaft für zivile und militärische Flugsicherung (Switzerland).
April 30, 2001 - December 16, 2003
Lieutenant General Joseph M. Cosumano Jr., is the commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) and the U.S. Army Space Command. 
June 18-20, 2001
At the "MPEG-4-Exhibition 2001" in San Jose, California; Optibase demonstrates real-time encoding and streaming for content creation with the animation tool Viz [modeling] streaming from Israeli compnay vizRT, which also has an office in Los Angeles, partnering with Reality Check Studios aka realityx. Optibase shows that their product allows "on-air graphics simultaneously with their MPEG-4 streams" for "interactive TV" http://www.m4if.org/wemp2001/abstracts.php
June 19, 2001
Only a few weeks before 9/11, Raytheon and Thales Radar/Thales Nederland B.V. (formerly Signaal aka Fabriek van Signaalapparaten) establish a joint venture closely linking their air defense operations, to combine their radar and communications systems divisions. Named ThalesRaytheonSystems, the firm is 50% equally owned by both parent companies.
http://www.aviationweek.com/shownews/01paris4/intell17.htm ; http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-75657295.html ; http://www.thalesraytheon.com/
June 23rd, 2001
DARK Winter, a huge BioScenario takes place. Organised by the CFR, ANSER, the CSIS and the Oklahoma Prevention Center for Terrorism. Many different Participants and Observants, among them ex-CIA James Woolsey, Dr. Ingelsby (Johns Hopkins Institute) Gov. Frank Keating of Oklahoma, former adviser to the president David Gergen and Jerome Hauer (ex-SAIC, OEM, Building 7, John Hopkins, CFR etc..)
Dr. Gerald A. Smith founds Positronics Research LLC, Santa Fe, N.M
He is also the Principal Investigator and spokesperson for several major national and international collaborations
involving university groups working at Brookhaven National Laboratory, CERN, Fermilab and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. 
Lt. Gen. John Costello, the USASMDC commander, observes that “directed energy technology has the potential to be a key component in the
Army transformation effort.”
German intelligence, the BND, warns the CIA and Israel that Middle Eastern terrorists are 'planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture.'
[Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, September 14, 2001.
Dr. Christos Tsonas, Holy Cross, 4701 North Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
had to confirm to the FBI, that he probably examined in this months someone of the 911-"hijackers", Ahmed Alhaznawi.
Tsonas is member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
Nanoenergetics Inc./NovaCentrix starts working on Nanothermite Weaponry aka 'super thermite', under a $250,000 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop wall-breaching rounds that can be fired from weapons like a rocket launcher.
Three American officials: Tom Simmons (former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan), Karl Inderfurth (former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian affairs) and Lee Coldren (former State Department expert on South Asia), meet with Taliban representatives in Berlin and tell them that the U.S. is planning military strikes against Afghanistan in October. Also present are Russian and German intelligence officers who confirm the threat.
[Source: The Guardian, September 22, 2001; the BBC, September 18, 2001.]
July 15th , 2001
Henry Kissinger talks about his new book on C-Span,
"Does America Need a Foreign Policy?:Toward a New Diplomacy for the 21st Century".
The book outlines what America's future foreign policy should be and evaluates the United States' role in the Balkans, Europe, China and the Middle East.
Kissinger suggests that in the future NATO ``will no longer prove adequate as the sole institutional framework for Atlantic cooperation.'
18 July 2001
Intelsat becomes a private company - Intelsat, Ltd. - after 37 years as an intergovernmental organization.
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian intelligence to warn the U.S. government - in the strongest possible terms - of imminent attacks on airports and government buildings. [Source: MSNBC interview with Putin, September 15.]
August 2nd, 2001
Christina Rocca, the director of Asian affairs at the State Department, met the Taliban ambassador in Islamabad. Ms Rocca was previously in charge of contacts with Islamist guerrilla groups at the CIA, where in the 1980s, she oversaw the delivery of Stinger missiles to Afghan mujaheddin.
President Bush gets a briefing by the CBI about an "attack with planes" coming soon.
On the same day a copy went to:
2) George Tenet, CIA
3) Condoleeca Rice, briefed on August 6th
4) Dick Cheney, briefed on August 6th
5) Andy Card, briefed on August 6th
(Source: Washington Post)
7) Sen. Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Intelligence Committee, same briefing on Aug 6th as also:
8) Sen. Bob Graham, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee
9) Florida GOP Rep. Porter Goss, the House Intelligence Committee chairman
10) California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House panel's ranking Democrat
August 8th, 2001
Two days after George Bush receives a new PDB with a clear warning on Bin Laden, Air Force Lt. Gen. (ret.) James R. Clapper Jr. becomes director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), later renamed into NGA.
August 9th, 2001
Only 5 weeks before 9/11, canadian company TELUS Geomatics, a division of TELUS/TELUS Enterprise Solutions, "has formed a strategic alliance with Space Imaging" http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=5738 ;
As often reported in my research incl. at friendfeed http://ff.im/12Rj5, SpaceImaging is part of European Space Agency's ERS satellites and Digital Airborne Imaging System. In 1999, SpaceImaging launched the world's first and only one-meter resolution, commercial Earth imaging satellite, IKONOS, which also provides the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) with high-quality color imagery, besides also currents Google's GeoEye-1 Satellite. Space Imaging Middle East LLC is a leading Geo-Spatial and GIS solutions provider throughout the Middle East and a regional affiliate of GeoEye [formerly Orbital Imaging Corporation or ORBIMAGE]. Space Imaging was founded and controlled by Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. GeoEye Inc. became popular in 2006 after acquiring Space Imaging for $58 million.
Telus has an estimated 7000 employees in the Phillipines where it is known as Telus International, Inc.
Mohammad Atta, on a watch list by dozens of european intelligence- and police agencies, is caught by U.S. police without his drivers license in Broward County, Florida. He doesn't appear on court and was put on a wanted list.
August 16th, 2001
Habib Zacarias Moussaoui, the so called "20th hijacker" is arrested in Minnesota.
Police wondered, why this pilot only wished to fly horizontal flights instead of landing and starting. French Secret Service warns the CIA, he could be connected to a hijacker attack.
The FBI and the main US media ignores this story until December 2001.
Moussaoui shared an appartment with Mohammad Atta together in the same house in Hamburg, Marienstrasse 54.
Atta once lived in Hamburg- Uhlenhorst, near the home of a man called Mamoun Darkazanli, a businessman of Syrian origin, who has been under police surveillance and on the watch list of BND and CIA, who tried to recruit Darkazanli.
Week of August 20th
"...three weeks before the attack of September 11 security at the World Trade Center was abruptly heightened..."
This was also confirmed by financial analyst Ben Fountain
"...over the past few weeks we'd been evacuated a number of times, which is unusual..."
nationaldefensemagazine describes "laser weapons for ground combat—ranging from air-defense chemical lasers that destroy incoming rockets to smaller devices that could zap enemy antennas".
"...The Air Force is developing a megawatt airborne laser that would destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles...
...For the future combat system, the Army’s next-generation tank, the goal is to have a 100-kilowatt, un-cooled, solid-state laser...
...In the commercial sector, TRW Inc. has built 4-5 kilowatt solid-state lasers, for industrial machining applications.
The company is a prime contractor for military chemical-laser programs, including THEL, the airborne laser and the space-based laser projects..."
September 3, 2001
8 days before 9/11, AREVA the so called "world-leading company in nuclear energy" is created, by the merger of Framatome (now AREVA NP), Cogema (now AREVA NC) and Technicatome (now AREVA TA). [see more at http://justpaste.it/nukedukes2011]
September 10th, 2001
The SAMS (The Army's School of Advanced Military Studies) officers
say: 'Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act.'"
("US troops would enforce peace under Army study,"
Washington Times, Sept.. 10, 2001, pg. A1, 9.)
Just 24 hours after this story appeared, the Pentagon was hit and the Arabs were being blamed..."
September 10, 2001
The NSA allegedly receives some 'unexplained signal': "Tomorrow is Zero Hour" -
Both Twin Towers disintegrate for unexplained reasons, wiping out also complete DNAs.
Early speculations on the internet point on "Tesla Weapons obtained by unknown terrorists".
This spin is later replaced by a much more popular, so called conventional 'controlled demolition' thesis.
From the Messageboard at TV Clubhouse:
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 - 03:32 pm
"..I heard earlier today they knew this was coming ... I have a brother who lives and works close to the Wright/Patterson Air Force base in Dayton...The company he works for said the officials at W/P advised them to send home all employees... stating W/P was to be target number 6 and they have known this since last night.."
September 11, 2001
On the morning of 9/11, the NRO, who gave out contracts on Future Combat System, is officially putting a terror exercise on hold.
Spokesman Art Haubold tells UPI, “It was just a coincidence. It wasn't an anti-terrorism exercise. It was an emergency response exercise. It was just a strange coincidence”.
The NRO’s internal war-gaming division planned the drill. NGA public affairs 301.227.7370 OMW (Office of Future Warfare Systems)
is NGA’s main point of contact for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) which works with Directed Energy Weapons since at least 1997. 
9/11 is described by many 9/11 Researchers and -analysts as an absurde reality switching experiment, manipulating people worldwide into an asymmetrical logic thinking or a Logic-Reality Paradox.
Ironically supporters of the official story seem to support a similar view about the 9/11 Truth Movement, which started on the Internet only, often also describe them as "dangerous".
September 28th, 2001
smdc.army.mil celebrates the SSHCL, at a ribbon ceremony.
Among the participants are Dr. Randy Buff (SSHCL at SMDC); Lt. Col. Lynn Tronti, director,
HELSTF ; Dr. William H. Goldstein (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
It says that HELSTF has "enough electrical efficiency to produce a 100-kilowatt laser beam from one megawatt of power..."
29 October - 1 November 2001
The Fourth Annual Directed Energy Symposium helds "classified sessions at Camber and CSC facilities in Huntsville".
Gerald Wilson, MTHEL Program Manager in SMDC, wins the Best Paper award for his presentation at the 2001 Annual DE Symposium 
The event also includes "Beam Control System Design" by Dr. Charles Albers (MEVATEC Corporation) which presents the basics of high energy laser (HEL) beam control/ATP design.
Other panelists include Dr. Thomas Romesser, Vice President & General Manager, Space & Technology Division, TRW Space & Electronics;
Mr. Tom McDonald, Vice President, Laser & Electro Optical Systems, Space & Communications Group, The Boeing Co.;
Mr. Samuel Williams, Chief Scientist, Space Based Laser Programs, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space;
Mr. Mike Booen, Vice President of Directed Energy Weapons, Product Line of Missile Systems, Raytheon Corp;
Dr. Randy Buff, Program Manager SSHCL, USASMDC;
Col Ellen Pawlikowski, Director, ABL SPO (Airborne Laser (ABL) Program);
Col Ivette Falto-Heck, Director, SBL SPO (Space Based Laser (SBL) Program)
30 October 2001
At the DE Symposium Gerald Wilson, Program Manager, MTHEL, USASMDC describes the Solid State Heat Capacity Laser (SSHCL).
ewing2001 aka Testpod69 aka ? starts an own chat room on the IRC with friends of Josh Harris' Big Brother art project http://weliveinpublic.com, where he updated on the Anthrax Attacks or first rumours and beginning of the War against the Taliban. In the same month, GROUND ZERO Forum contacted almost 80-100 other Sep11th-related website projects
Ewing2001 starts to promote his investigative results in an own newsletter and mirrored the highlights on http://guerrillanews.com. In the same month, the "ultimate timeline" was released, a document, which was 20 pages long and started in the 60s
November 07, 2001
Opticsreport describes the goal of Raytheon's "directed energy weapons product line", "to surpass the speed limitations of bombs and missiles".
Michael Booen, Vice President of Raytheon's Directed Energy Weapons Product Line, indicates that laser energy,
may be the best way to destroy an enemy Scud missile.
"...And, when longevity is factored in, directed energy weapons (DEWs) may be the cheaper solution...."
The article also covers Boeing, GER Corporation, JPL, Lockheed Martin, OpTech Ventures, Ruda and Associates, Inc.,
Sparta, Inc. (ZEUS), Technical Research Associates, Inc., TRW, and Textron Defense Systems.
media scientist, comedian, journalist and electronic defense researcher ewing2001 decides to reach out to 'some political level'. He signs in at democraticunderground.com (DU) and promotes his investigative results in the "911-section", where he cooperates with talents like Ajw18, Horne,John and 2muchBS
[missing sources please check by googling huge text fractures or at
9/11 Truthling Cult Infiltration Watch http://www.911closeup.com/nico/911truthling1204.html
The distraction psyOPs around the History of DEW + Co.
Decoding History: 9/11 "EuroSpace Outside Job" [plus Australian "Space"]
History of Directed Energy Weapons
PS: Some 2001 links also refer to ewing2001's Anthrax/9/11Timeline , see info at