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Conspiracy theorists blog that Flight 93 photo is fake
Post Gazette.com ^ | Sunday, August 06, 2006 | Caitlin Cleary

Posted on 08/06/2006 12:11:33 PM PDT by Checkers

STOYSTOWN, Pa. -- It was a remarkable shot that produced a one-of-a-kind image: a green pasture, red barns in the distance and, against a brilliant blue and cloudless sky, a lone mushroom cloud of dark gray smoke.

Taken the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, seconds after United Airlines Flight 93 plunged into a nearby field, the eerie photo was, and still is, according to the FBI, the closest thing it's got to an image of the crash itself.

Val McClatchey snapped the single picture with her new digital camera. The wife and mother had been sitting on the edge of her sofa, clutching her second cup of coffee and watching the smoking towers of the World Trade Center on TV, when she heard the sudden surge of a plane engine, followed by a violent, house-shaking boom. Mrs. McClatchey grabbed the camera and ran onto the front porch of her house along Indian Lake.

"I didn't even aim. I was just like, 'Oh, my God,' " she said. She dropped the camera, jolting the battery loose, then tried in vain to call her husband, son and daughter. She had no idea what she'd captured until the state police put a call out to people in the area, asking for photos, debris and other evidence. She took a printout of her photo to the police, she said, and, within an hour, FBI agents were at her house.

Once the full, national scope of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks had settled in, word spread quickly of Mrs. McClatchey's photograph, and soon, everyone wanted to buy a copy.

"But it's not something that felt right," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911conspiracy; flight93; leftistblogscum; nutroot
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1 posted on 08/06/2006 12:11:35 PM PDT by Checkers
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To: Checkers

After TWA 800 and the Krieger photo, I would never hand over any picture to the FBI.

2 posted on 08/06/2006 12:14:10 PM PDT by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: Checkers

I guess this is the left's revenge for Little Green Footballs exposing that Reuters photoshop thing...


3 posted on 08/06/2006 12:15:00 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: Checkers

4 posted on 08/06/2006 12:15:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher, the anti-Crist [FL 2006 Governor race])
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To: Checkers

Man, the 9-11 conspiracy maggots never cease to amaze me with the depths of depravity they will descend to.


5 posted on 08/06/2006 12:16:03 PM PDT by dirtboy (Why does Israel take border security seriously but we do not, when Islamists wish us both harm?)
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To: NonValueAdded

Look, on the right of the smoke cloud, it's satan's profile!


6 posted on 08/06/2006 12:16:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher, the anti-Crist [FL 2006 Governor race])
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To: Checkers

What a bunch of lefitst, hate-America kookery. They are just mad that they get busted for lying all the time.


7 posted on 08/06/2006 12:17:26 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: dirtboy

The are in league with the Holocaust deniers. Wait, they are Holocaust deniers.


8 posted on 08/06/2006 12:19:40 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Ptarmigans will rise again!)
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To: Checkers

When the conspiracy theorists are in line to get their heads lopped off by the reigning Islamoterrorists, maybe then they'll figure out that terrorism does/did exist and that their "theories" were wrong afterall.

...then it will be too late and those in line behind them will curse them for the lies.


9 posted on 08/06/2006 12:19:46 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Checkers

These theory terrorists are human trash and a danger to others.


10 posted on 08/06/2006 12:20:14 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: NonValueAdded
I think it looks more like Murtha.
11 posted on 08/06/2006 12:20:16 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat ("I ain't got a dime but what i got is mine. I ain't rich but Lord I'm free." George Strait)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

you know, that's exactly what I thought..they gotta get even somehow..


12 posted on 08/06/2006 12:21:54 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: Checkers

The smoke cloud looks exactly like the ones I saw when the Marines used to dump and burn excess fuel at the old El Toro fighter base.


13 posted on 08/06/2006 12:22:35 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: coloradan
After TWA 800 and the Krieger photo, I would never hand over any picture to the FBI.

Not to mention some of the photos/movies taken in Dealy Plaza.

They can have, them, yes. But not until I've made five copies for myself and notified one news organization.

14 posted on 08/06/2006 12:23:04 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: SHOOT THE MOON bat

what's the diff?


15 posted on 08/06/2006 12:23:16 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher, the anti-Crist [FL 2006 Governor race])
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To: Checkers
At least I know the memorial is there.....Flight 93
16 posted on 08/06/2006 12:23:43 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: NonValueAdded
lol...true
17 posted on 08/06/2006 12:24:30 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat ("I ain't got a dime but what i got is mine. I ain't rich but Lord I'm free." George Strait)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

It's possible - ye can't put anything past them!


18 posted on 08/06/2006 12:25:31 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: Checkers
These people are idiots trying to make themselves relevant.


19 posted on 08/06/2006 12:25:44 PM PDT by grapeape (Hope is not a method - Gen Hugh Shelton)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
It isn't just the left that pushes this crap.

The kooks over on Liberty Post, which claims to be a conservative site, think that Sept. 11th was a big conspiracy carried out by George W. Bush.

20 posted on 08/06/2006 12:28:09 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: Checkers
There is no low too low, no evil too heinous for some.

My sympathies to this woman, she didn't deserve this onslaught of insanity.

21 posted on 08/06/2006 12:29:18 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Checkers

Reminds me of this idiocy I read in the Dallas Morning News book reviews today:

http://www.guidelive.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/books/stories/DN-bk2_looming_0806gl.ART.State.Bulldog.2ba1ab8.html

Scanning the story, I see no mention of Gorelick. It's sad that the inability to share information comes as a newsflash to this joker. And, he seems to think it leads back to George Bush. Try your hero 42, dude.


22 posted on 08/06/2006 12:30:05 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: COEXERJ145

Yeah, I lurk over there from time to time - I seen one of those threads, they haven't done that rabbit cage experiment that one of the DUmmies tried.... yet.


23 posted on 08/06/2006 12:31:32 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Read the rest of the article. They were on this "case" before LGF caught Reuters.


24 posted on 08/06/2006 12:32:52 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: NonValueAdded

On the right it's a puppy dog with big eyebrows


25 posted on 08/06/2006 12:34:27 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Checkers

as you can clearly see from the enhance image it is the cowardly lion and the wicked witch of the west.


26 posted on 08/06/2006 12:34:39 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: GoLightly

Ok, thanks.


27 posted on 08/06/2006 12:38:01 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: kik5150

I'm seeing a big fat guy, leaning back, legs crossed, tipping a cold one. LOL!


28 posted on 08/06/2006 12:39:18 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: Checkers

I have several pictures of the Pentagon smoke taken from my balcony at 9:42:48 AM, according to the EXIF data. Of course the camera may have been a few minutes off.

Also of the mysterious "last plane to land" being escorted by a fighter jet into Reagan National at 11:51 AM. It was a white private jet, about the size of a Learjet or Gulfstream. The rumor was that it was Colin Powell, but it was never definitive.


29 posted on 08/06/2006 12:42:07 PM PDT by angkor
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To: Checkers

let's all take a vow to slap the next idiot silly that tries to foist off this incredible and insulting theory upon us .

how much of this bull excreta are we expected to take?


30 posted on 08/06/2006 12:44:08 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Checkers

Must see video on 9-11 conspiricies, caution...language.

From Penn and Teller's show "bulls**t".

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7501020220921158523


31 posted on 08/06/2006 12:48:56 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Checkers
Conspiracy theorists blog that Flight 93 photo is fake

Ever nation must suffer its fools.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw

32 posted on 08/06/2006 12:52:48 PM PDT by MosesKnows
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To: kik5150

I see roasted turkey. On the Left.


33 posted on 08/06/2006 12:54:22 PM PDT by Global2010 (Show me da paw Ya'll)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

That is Garfield.


34 posted on 08/06/2006 12:55:58 PM PDT by Global2010 (Show me da paw Ya'll)
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To: Checkers

Here's the website of the jerk who says the image has been doctored.

killtown.blogspot.com


35 posted on 08/06/2006 1:01:50 PM PDT by ganeshpuri89 ("If they want to kill Hizbullah they have to kill every Shia in the south of Lebanon" Hizb fighter)
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To: coloradan

Did Crankshaft just fire up the BBQ?


36 posted on 08/06/2006 1:02:32 PM PDT by raygun (Whenever I see U.N. blue helmets I feel like laughing and puking at the same time.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

This from the whistleblower at
whistleblower@cinci.rr.com

The next time you meet up with one of those whacky left-wing lunatics who tries to tell you to give peace a chance, here's what to do:



Listen politely while this person explains his views. Strike up a conversation if necessary and look very interested in his ideas. He will tell you how revenge is immoral, and that by attacking the people who did this to us, we will only bring on more violence. He will probably use many arguments, ranging from political to religious to humanitarian.



In the middle of his remarks, without any warning, kick him in the balls. When the guy gets up off the ground, he might be very angry and try to hit you, so be careful.



Very quickly and calmly remind the person that violence only brings about more violence and remind him of his stand on this matter.



Tell him if he is committed to a nonviolent approach to undeserved attacks, he will turn the other cheek and negotiate a solution.



Tell him he must lead by example if he really believes what he's saying.



Most people will think for a moment and then agree that you're probably correct. But as soon as does that, kick him in the balls again, only this time much harder, and keep kicking him in the balls until the idiot realizes how stupid his argument really is.


37 posted on 08/06/2006 1:04:26 PM PDT by chadwimc
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To: Checkers

The George Noory nut case crowd. A bunch of deluded basket cases who think everything is a conspiracy


38 posted on 08/06/2006 1:04:49 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Checkers

holy cow..I have definitive proof this is a fake..look at the barn..a lot of those windows are identical..obviously photoshopped with the only window in the barn copied and pasted..

As far as the cloud, I see Dilbert trying to explain conspiracy theories to his pointy haired boss..


39 posted on 08/06/2006 1:05:24 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: chadwimc
ROTFL!!!! I would really like to try that, I will go in search for one of these moonbats.
40 posted on 08/06/2006 1:13:16 PM PDT by highway 90 west (God bless Texas)
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To: kik5150
Image hosted by Photobucket.com and they did a MUCH better job than Al-Rutters did on the smoke... 8^)
41 posted on 08/06/2006 1:13:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: Checkers

The article mentions that she's currently involved in a lawsuit against the AP whom she claims distributed the photo w/out her permission.Could AP be behind the harassment?


42 posted on 08/06/2006 1:14:50 PM PDT by Thombo2
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To: kik5150

as you can clearly see from the enhance image it is the cowardly lion and the wicked witch of the west.

"Pay no attention to that man behind the red barn."

43 posted on 08/06/2006 1:15:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kik5150
as you can clearly see from the enhance image it is the cowardly lion and the wicked witch of the west.

I see Helen Thomas. It's possible I'm spending too much time on FR.

44 posted on 08/06/2006 1:17:10 PM PDT by Grut
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To: NonValueAdded

Looks like a Muslim to me.


45 posted on 08/06/2006 1:19:49 PM PDT by Ruth A. (we might as well fight in the first ditch as the last)
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To: Global2010

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, you're right, G! Now I see him!!


46 posted on 08/06/2006 1:20:55 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: Checkers

The only reason these conspiracy freaks are upset is because in their little twisted world of hate, they were hoping against hope that Flight 93 might have made it to wherever President Bush was, and killed him.

And if they couldn't have a dead George W. Bush, they would have settled for a dead Dick Cheney.

Remember these conspiracy fanatics are, at their core, NOT motivated by any desire to search for and find "truth", they are motivated by pure and simple HATE.

And BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) has damn well been demonstrated to be something real, if you've been even paying casual attention to the moonbats and the 'Rats these past 6 years.


47 posted on 08/06/2006 1:24:31 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: chadwimc

Have you considered running for elective office?

Because my FRiend?

You damn sure have MY vote!!!!


48 posted on 08/06/2006 1:25:44 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: dfwgator
"Pay no attention to that man behind the red barn."

That's Fred Barnes, please.

49 posted on 08/06/2006 1:31:23 PM PDT by AndrewC
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To: Ptarmigan
Wait, they are Holocaust deniers.

Dead right. The week after 9-11, I checked out David Irving's blog. He was already spinning the tale that United 93 was shot down by a US fighter jet. I still wonder if these nuts aren't funded by Islamists.

50 posted on 08/06/2006 1:38:20 PM PDT by RedRover
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