Those of you who have followed my posts over the years might be interested to know that yes, in fact, there was a brief point of time when I (kinda/sorta) accepted the "official" narrative of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. I don't know if you remember, but just as with the Gulf oil spill, immediately after the disaster there were calls to the general public to send solutions that might fix what went wrong.
Believe it or not, I actually sent the airlines what I thought was a brilliant idea: why not outfit all commercial passenger planes with a remote control override? It would have worked kind of like Onstar's anti-theft vehicle slowdown system (which didn't exist at the time). If a hijacker took over a plane, you could override the manual controls and bring it down from the tower, preventing it from being used to crash into buildings.
Little did I know that this kind of technology had already been developed by Global Hawk, a remote controlled plane being used in Afghanistan. But I soon found out -- a guy named Peter made a project of researching just who was on the passenger list for Flight 77 -- the "plane" that supposedly hit the Pentagon. He posted his initial findings on the news wire for Indymedia.org.
"... Approximately 16 to 21 of the 58 passangers work at classified positions in the defense sector!!!! Look at how many of them are aerospace engineers. One is a lifetime CIA operative who works for veridian as an aerospace engineer, Yamnicky is his last name. The first passenger listed, Caswell, led a team of 100 scientists for the navy. Several work for Boeing and Raytheon on the Global Hawk in El Segundo, California.
"I think many people faked their deaths. Perhaps a remote control center was riding with these folks on the C130 transport plane many witnesses saw at the same time as the missile attack on the pentagon. Here's is the list of people in aerospace/defense/bush associates that were on the plane that disappeared (into the shadow gov?). I'm sorry this is a rough draft, these are all excerpts from AP, Boston Herald, W Post, NYT, and other mainstream sources. The passenger list must be scrutinized to figure out what happenned to the alleged flight 77."
-- [repost at http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/299484.shtml ]
Peter also mentions right-wing pundit Barbara Olson, wife of George W. Bush's lawyer, Ted Olson. Mrs. Olson supposedly called her husband from her cell phone during the hijacking. Mr. Olson's report of what she said provided the only evidence that "... American 77, which was said to have struck the Pentagon, had still been aloft after it had disappeared from FAA radar around 9:00 AM" and was the only account of the terrorists having used box-cutters.
Personally, I don't think Flight 77 hit the Pentagon at all. The hole in the Pentagon is too small for a Boeing 757 to have hit it, there was no sign of the wreckage of a Boeing 747 after impact, the only footage we have of what happened amounts to 6 ambiguous frames (this from the one of the most heavily monitored areas on the planet), the hairpin turn the plane was supposed to have taken would have been impossible considering the G-force it would have produced, not to mention the fact that the pilot was an amateur, and why didn't the plane just crash through the roof, anyway, instead of hitting a mostly deserted area of the Pentagon that had recently undergone renovations?
Please look into these anomalies -- and discuss them amongst your friends. We're still at war in Afghanistan because of what happened on 9-11, and I'm convinced that what we have been told is not the truth. Our troops and our country deserve nothing less.
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