Cameras Near Pentagon Missed 9/11 Attack, Group Says

By Randy Hall | July 7, 2008 | 8:23pm EDT

(CNSNews.com) - Footage from six security cameras at a gas station near the Pentagon did not record the 9/11 terrorist attack, according to a conservative group that received the video recording from the FBI Friday.

"With the release of this videotape, we are one step closer to completing the public record on the September 11 terrorist attacks," said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption.

During an "intense public debate," many people stated they believed the video -- which was taken from a CITGO station near the Pentagon -- would show American Airlines Flight 77 striking the complex on Sept. 11, 2001, Fitton stated.

"The CITGO tape evidently does not show the Pentagon attack," Fitton said, "which the American people can now see for themselves."

Now that the video footage has been released to the public, he added "there is no reason for further speculation about what it does or does not show."

Judicial Watch filed its original Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Dec. 15, 2004, seeking all records pertaining to Sept. 11, 2001, camera recordings of the Pentagon attack from the gas station, Pentagon security cameras and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

In May 2006, the U.S. Department of Defense released videos depicting the attack in response to another lawsuit by Judicial Watch, which filed an FOIA request and related lawsuit against the FBI on June 22.

The tape was partially obscured by the FBI to protect the privacy of individuals whose faces were captured on video inside the CITGO convenience store. The agency has also agreed to release to Judicial Watch another videotape obtained from the Doubletree Hotel near the Pentagon by Nov. 9, 2006.

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