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Posted on 10/07/2004 3:22:00 AM PDT by ovrtaxt
'MEGA FIX' PREVIEW: PART 5
TWA Flight 800: Attacked, destroyed, covered-up
Editor's note: In his extraordinary new DVD documentary, "Mega Fix," Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Jack Cashill traces the roots of Sept. 11 to the political exploitation of terror investigations by the Clinton White House in the desperate 1995-1996 election cycle. This 8-part series began in Oklahoma City and today moves to the coast of Long Island.
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On July 17, 1996 Liberation Day in Saddam's Iraq and two days before the Atlanta Olympics at least 270 people see streaking objects zigzagging off the horizon and culminating in the destruction of TWA Flight 800 off the south coast of Long Island.
At the time of the crash, Richard Clarke is serving as chairman of the Coordinating Security Group on terrorism. Within 30 minutes of the plane's crash, Clarke tells us, he convenes a meeting of the CSG in the White House situation room.
"The FAA," Clarke reports, is "at a total loss for an explanation. The flight path and the cockpit communications were normal. The aircraft climbed to 17,000 feet, then there was no aircraft."
In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration does have an explanation. Its radar operators in New York saw on their screens an unknown object "merging" with TWA 800 in the seconds before the crash and rushed the radar data to Washington. For reasons that will become clear later, Clarke also deceives the reader about the altitude of TWA 800. The last altitude the FAA actually recorded was about 13,700 feet. This is easily verified and beyond debate.
And remember the concept of planes as bombs, Ramzi Yousef and the Bojinka-related plot? President Clinton, in fact, reviews these plans in the summer of 1996, after TWA Flight 800 has been destroyed. U.S. Air Force Col. Buzz Patterson, who carried the "nuclear football" for the president, relates in his book, "Dereliction of Duty," that he was returning a daily intelligence update from the president's desk to the National Security Council when he notices the heading "Operation Bojinka." He keys on a reference to "a plot to use commercial airliners as weapons." As a pilot, he has a keen interest in the same.
Beyond doubt, Clinton is aware of the potential use of planes as bombs in the summer of 1996, but he does nothing about it. Patterson also tentatively identifies Deputy National Security Adviser and political consigliore Sandy Berger as the one person holed up on the night of July 17 with Clinton in the family quarters. No document could be more damaging to the Clinton legacy than Clinton's handwritten notes on Bojinka and related plans. Pilfering these might be worth the risk of getting caught.
About four weeks after the crash, based on his own rough timeline, Richard Clarke visits the site of the TWA 800 investigation on Long Island. There he casually stops to talk to a technician, who shares with Clarke the astounding fact that, despite all evidence to the contrary, an exploding fuel tank destroyed TWA Flight 800.
That same day, Clarke tells us he returns to Washington and breathlessly shares his exploding fuel tank theory with Chief of Staff Leon Panetta and NSA Director Tony Lake, even sketching the 747 design.
"Does the NTSB agree with you?" Lake asks Clarke.
"Not yet," says Clarke. In one chance stroll through the hangar, the amateur Clarke discovers something the National Transportation Safety Board has not yet discovered itself.
Clarke then adds the telling comment: "We were all cautiously encouraged." They are "encouraged" because the political people do not want to face the consequences of terrorism. It could derail their cakewalk to re-election.
At this same time in the investigation, however, the FBI is ignoring the politics. Its agents are telling the New York Times that explosive residue has been found throughout the plane and especially along the right wing. Plus, the FBI's Washington lab has identified the residue as PETN, a component of either missiles or bombs. The same Times article calls the finding "a serious blow to the already remote possibility that a mechanical accident caused the crash."
Something has to give, and it's the FBI. On Aug. 22, future 9-11 commissioner Jamie Gorelick as the Clintons' deputy attorney general she was also field commander at Oklahoma City summons the FBI's Jim Kallstrom to Washington for a Come-to-Jesus meeting.
Kallstrom has been a good soldier the past five weeks. He's kept all talk of eyewitnesses and satellites and radar and missiles out of the news. But the evidence has led him to a terrorist scenario of some sort, and there's no easy way to turn back.
No account of the meeting provides any more than routine detail, but behaviors begin to change immediately, especially after the New York Times breaks a headline story the next day, top right, above the fold "Prime Evidence Found That Device Exploded in Cabin of Flight 800." This article steals the thunder from Clinton's election-driven approval of welfare reform in that same day's paper and threatens to undermine the whole peace and prosperity mantra of the Democratic convention just days away.
From this point on, the administration spends all its energies making Clarke's exploding fuel tank theory stick. When the FBI is forced to change its story, so does the New York Times. And America lets its guard down once more.
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The History Channel did an interesting show on this last week.
Do tell- I missed it completely. More standard cover-up lies, or was it fair?
I thought it was mostly fair; it looked at both sides and interviewed some witnesses who saw the entire event and thought the plane was shot out of the air.
The CIA did a report which basically tried to tell people they didn't see what they saw. LOL
It convinced my husband the entire thing was probably a cover-up for a terrorist attack, and previously he had been a skeptic.
There is a website dedicated to this event by former airline polits.
The first reports had witnesses saying they saw something GO UP to the airplanes. I suppose the MIBs payed them a visit.
Who needs a little flash-thingy when you have fedguv-sponsored intimidation on your side? ("IRS? No, I don't want the IRS to come visit me. Okay, I'll drop my story.")
My old man flew the 747 more hours than anybody in the world, and I can tell you notion of the center tank blowing up, as suggested, is laughably absurd. It's not a plausible lie.
When did Osama declare war on us-1996?
We have life long friends who live on the South Shore, right at the beach. They know what they saw...a streaking surface to air object, then an explosion.
There's a reason Clarke wants President Bush to lose.
It's a shame that Cashill spreads disinformation about TWA 880, and taints anything he might say about Ron Brown or Oklahoma City.
He's FR user name "Pit" right?
Hubby doesn't freep; he'd never get computer time. LOL
"There's a reason Clarke wants President Bush to lose."
I would love to see the flight 800 mess re-opened myself.
I have never believed the official versions of this tale. Unfortunately, like so many Clinton-era incidents, the evidence has been so tainted that we'll never get to the bottom of it.
I have two friends who were at an outdoor, rooftop party in Long Island, that night, with 30+ others. They saw the shootdown. He's ex-military and saw the white, ordinance explosion, followed by the yellow, jet fuel blast. The FBI interviewed them and didn't follow-up any further.
I've also believed it was a MANPAD, based upon Mike & Cheryl's story, plus all available evidence I've read to date. The coverup is monstrous and still ongoing, but the truth will come out, as it will for OKC.
The truth will out...........hopefully in our lifetimes.
Your Old Man named Clay???
Thanks for the info.
Look people; this aircraft was shot down...it was taken out by a foreign submarine, or fast surface boat...the military were tracking the vessel, and it eluded them...it was am arrogant affront to the military...just a taste of what is/was to follow.....
In the world of computer network security, there is what's known as a "proof of concept" attack.
The purpose is for a hacker to show off to the rest of the hacking community that some heretofor task believed to be impossible could actually be accomplished.
TWA 800 seems to parallel that kind of attack, only with much bigger stakes involving a group much more dangerous than a loose association of pimple faced kids, the international terrorist community.
Who would have ever believed you could take down a large American commercial airliner, on American soil, with a shoulder launched missle... until the concept was proven?
In the last few weeks several political insiders have forgotten themselves and referred to TWA Flight 800, the airliner, which exploded in July of 1996 just east of New York City, as a terrorist incident. But only one has done it twice.
That person is Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. Appearing on "Larry King Live" on Sept. 11 of this year, Kerry suggested that TWA Flight 800 was brought down by a terrorist act.
The second admission took place on Sept. 24 on "Hardball" with Chris Matthews. On this occasion, Kerry casually recited a number of terrorist attacks against the United States, among them TWA "Flight 800." Like Larry King before him, Chris Matthews either did not catch the remark or chose to let it pass.
FYI - The Iranians have diesel-electric subs and some of them are Russian-built. One of those off of NYC would explain why a Navy destroyer would be in the neighborhood as well. That would be source of the theory that "we possibly shot it down" with a Navy missile.
See link for more info:
Iranian Sub Involved in TWA 800?
PS - I am not the author of this webpage.
I often wondered...who was on that flight, anyway? I've been told that a flight list was never released and has been ordered sealed. There could be more than one plot involved here.
It also has done some fascinating shows on UFO's.
This raises the question, though, of why it hasn't been repeated? The effort was successful, though the perps received no credit, at least in the US media (did the foreign press ever give credit on this?). If the hunt-down of the perps had been successful, Bubba would have been bragging about it. If the hunt-down was not successful, as some on this thread have mentioned, then why did the perps not do it again? Was it just to show it could be done?
My first thought, too. And that she should be investigated and prosecuted for her part in so many problem events (to put it mildly!). But it will never happen.
When there were so many first-person testimonies putting the lie to the center-tank-fumes theory, remember Rush vigorously saying over and over that Jim Kallstrom was a personal friend and therefore Rush just knew good old Jim would never cover up? That was the most shallow argument in the world but how the Clinton crowd must have loved the support!
Exactly, and that's why this strikes me as a 'proof of concept' attack. The point is only to show what's possible, not necessarily promote a new standard method of attack.
I knew the day TWA 800 went down that there was no way it was what it seemed to be. The Klintoons solution to all crimes was to pretend they didn't occur, thus they could brag about the reduction in crime.
I saw the link to Ron Brown's murder/accident/Arkancide. IMHO this is the crime that BJ could still be impeached for and stripped of his "title" and perks.
Okay, I can buy that. Do you see the 9-11 plane hijacking attacks the say way? Was that a proof of concept attack, as well? If it was, then all of the effort and money spent to tighten up airport security would been needless, except to thwart copycats.
This proof of concept idea is new to me. It's very interesting.
I wonder how many copies he'd sell if he claimed it was indeed the center fuel tank.
I know I'm not the only one that believes the truth is out there :o)
John Kerry seemed to have his sights on Al Gore's Achilles' heel. After the events of Sept. 11, the story of how Al Gore helped subvert the investigation into TWA 800 and undermine airport security may yet prove to be a career-killer. Kerry's "slips" may have put Gore out of the race even before he got in.
Two weeks after advanced copies of "First Strike" started circulating around Washington, Gore withdrew from the presidential race. His withdrawal shocked Washington. It did not shock Sanders and me. We expected it. Kerry plays hardball, too.
Richard Reid was a copycat bomber.
What I want to know is why the current Administration is impotent and uncaring not to get to the bottom of all this.
Clinton should be indicted for dereliction of duty...Gorelick and Berger should be in orange jumpsuits right now.