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'Triple Cross' Blows TWA 800 Wide Open
WorldNetDaily ^ | 22 November 2006 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 11/22/2006 8:50:59 AM PST by Hal1950

Of all the mainstream reporters writing today on the terror front, none has the cojones of five-time Emmy Award winner Peter Lance, author of the new book, "Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI – and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him."

Lance sets out his thesis in the subtitle of this sprawling, daring epic, but as Lance knows, the most explosive part of his book deals not with Ali Mohamed, the master spy in question, but with the fate of TWA Flight 800. This is the Boeing 747 that blew up mysteriously off the coast of Long Island on July 17, 1996.

"Triple Cross" is sufficiently important that I will take at least two columns to explicate it, the second and perhaps third on Lance's larger thesis, the first on his inquiry into the fate of TWA Flight 800. In the way of full disclosure, Lance and I have over the last year or two shared information on a few of the key elements within the book.

Lance is an honest-to-God boots-on-the-ground reporter. He not only connects the dots, but he also goes out and collects them. In "Triple Cross," he puts more real raw red intelligence meat on the table than any other reporter has since 9-11. I would strongly urge you to buy this book, read it and make it a topic of conversation in every chat room or talk radio show in which you participate.

That much said, I have some real points of disagreement with Lance's arguments. Although Lance pushes the mainstream media to their limits, he has largely stayed within their pale. This I understand, especially on the subject of TWA Flight 800. To mention the word "missile" in that context is to risk losing a TV presence.

On some subjects, however, Lance actively shares mainstream biases. By blinding himself to one area of inquiry – Iraq – he does not pull the strongest possible thesis from the data that he himself has collected. Unworried about respectability, and willing to be presumptuous, in next week's column I will help Mr. Lance connect his dots.

No matter how you align them, those dots lead to the fellow we know as Ramzi Yousef. Yousef is the convicted mastermind of both the first World Trade Center bombing and the Bojinka plot, a devious scheme to blow up a dozen airliners over the Pacific. Where Lance moves beyond the mainstream pale is in his argument that Yousef also engineered the destruction of TWA Flight 800 and served as the original architect of 9-11.

The evidence that Lance presents is compelling. On Jan. 6, 1995, as is well enough known, a fire broke out in Yousef's Manila apartment where he and his fellow Baluchi, Abdul Hakim Murad, were mixing chemicals. Yousef escaped, but when Murad went back to retrieve Yousef's laptop, Philippine police apprehended him. On the laptop were the Bojinka plans – and more.

Murad was a pilot. In custody he talked to the police about flying a private plane into the CIA building. This was not a far-fetched plan and has been discussed in the press, though not widely. What has not been not discussed, as Lance reveals, was that al-Qaida had already purchased a used Sabre-40 jet in Arizona.

The plans went deeper still. As Lance documents beyond argument, Yousef had hatched an audacious third plot, this one Murad finally revealed when threatened with extradition to Israel. As early as 1994, Yousef had contemplated hijacking multiple airliners and flying them into U.S. targets, including the CIA headquarters, the White House, the Sears Tower and the World Trade Center. Lance interviewed at least two high-level Philippine police, and both insist that they turned the planes-as-missiles information to the FBI in January 1995 with the rest of the information. For less than honorable reasons, that information has remained buried, much to the surprise of the Filipinos.

Murad would later tell the FBI, and they would record on a witness report called a "302," that Yousef "wanted to return to the United States ... to bomb the World Trade Center a second time." Murad had learned to fly in the United States in the early 1990s. He was slated to coordinate the training of the other Islamic pilots. Even after his arrest, and well before the "official" beginning of the 9-11 plot, numerous jihadists had enrolled in U.S. flight schools.

In February 1995, Yousef was arrested in Pakistan and eventually returned to New York to stand trial. In the interim, a bomb destroyed the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, for which Murad took credit in Yousef's name. Lance makes the case that Yousef very possibly instructed Nichols in bomb-making during one of Nichols' frequent trips to the Philippines.

In New York City, Murad and Yousef were jailed in cells next to mobster Gregory Scarpa Jr. Scarpa's father was an FBI informant, and Junior followed in the family tradition. An FBI 302 from March 1996 – four months before the destruction of TWA Flight 800 – notes the following, "YOUSEF told SCARPA that during the trial they had a plan to blow up a plane and hurt a judge or an attorney so a mistrial will be declared." Yousef also revealed that he had "four people here" to help.

To get beyond the information gleaned from passed notes, the FBI set up a dummy Mafia front company called the "Roma Corporation." Scarpa gave Yousef the number and conned him into believing that the Roma people could patch his calls anywhere in the world. The FBI was, of course, listening in. Yousef outsmarted the FBI by making his critical calls in Baluchi, a language its agents could not translate.

Last year, I received an anonymous letter from someone within the National Security Agency. According to the letter's author, he actually saw the transcription of one of Yousef's calls, this one made from New York within minutes of the downing of Flight 800. A recording of that call was sent to the NSA at the request of James Kallstrom, then the head of the FBI's New York office, asking for help in its translation. The NSA forwarded the tape to the Defense Language Institute where it was translated as follows, "What had to be done has been done, TWA 800 (last two words unintelligible)." This year, I received verification from a second NSA source. Lance followed up with this person and confirmed the account.

As Lance reports, "Evidence now suggests that that 'flaw' in the Roma Corp. operation led to the second biggest act of terror and mass murder in U.S. history: the crash of TWA Flight 800." In other words, Yousef used the FBI phone to plot the plane's destruction. The day after the crash, true to his word, Yousef applied for a mistrial claiming that the New York environment was now prejudicial to plane bombers.

Yousef had, in fact, already bombed a plane. In December 1994, he boarded a Japan-bound 747 in Manila, assembled a small bomb on board, and placed it under seat 26K, which he had thought to be right above the center wing tank. Yousef set the time and disembarked at the plane's stop in Cebu City. After the plane took off, the bomb exploded, killing a Japanese passenger but narrowly missing the center wing tank. The pilots wrestled the plane to an emergency landing on Okinawa.

In "Triple Cross," Lance argues that a Yousef acolyte likely planted a comparable bomb on the TWA 800 leg from Athens to New York, this time right above the center wing tank. Whether accurate or not, and more on this next week, Lance makes a significantly more credible argument for the downing of TWA Flight 800 than does the NTSB, while using the very same evidence. He does not contest the notorious zoom-climb scenario that the authorities concocted. He does not need to. He argues, as the NTSB does, that the center wing tank explosion brought down the plane. Lance, however, adds that the explosion was triggered by a bomb, not by some random, untraceable spark. As to the claim that there was no physical damage of the kind found at the Lockerbie crash, Lance rightly contends that Yousef's was a much smaller bomb designed specifically to trigger a fuel tank explosion. As such, it had a unique, nearly invisible signature.

Lance follows up on the work James Sanders and I did in "First Strike" – and reporter Dave Hendrix before us – on the FBI claim that a botched dog training exercise led to the explosive residue found all over the TWA 800 aircraft. He interviews the training officer and reviews the aircraft logs and concludes that we were right: The TWA 800 plane could not have been used in the training exercise in question. A sister plane nearby was almost assuredly the site of the exercise. In short, the FBI knowingly corrupted the investigation to steer it away from terrorism.

To make sure the TWA Flight 800 story never saw the light of day, Lance argues, the feds rewarded Scarpa with a hard 40 in the Florence, Colo., Supermax, an unusually severe sentence for a non-lethal RICO conviction. Lance introduces a motive for FBI cooperation in the 800 cover-up beyond national security, namely that one of its agents had been involved in a corrupt relation with Scarpa Sr., one that if revealed would unravel any number of high-level mob convictions.

These are bold claims by Lance especially given that most writers on terrorism won't touch TWA Flight 800. In his elegant but orthodox book on the run-up to 9-11, "The Looming Tower," Lawrence Wright dedicates all of three paragraphs to the crash. Wright describes it as "largely a public relations problem" that distracted the FBI from its real work.

This problem was resolved when an FBI middle-manager, John O'Neill, "persuaded the CIA to do a video simulation of [the zoom climb] scenario," thereby discrediting all 270 FBI eyewitnesses to a likely missile attack. This was no small accomplishment on O'Neill's part in that the CIA would spend a year on the project, and the thesis of Wright's book is that the failure of the CIA and FBI to communicate led to 9-11. No matter. Wright has his story, and he is sticking to it. He did not respond to my query on his sourcing.

It will be interesting to see whether mainstream interviewers dare broach the subject of TWA 800 with Lance, even though his information points to a scandal that would dwarf Watergate if ever opened. My guess is that they will not. My concern is that they will not even book Lance for fear that he raises the subject himself.

There is a lot more to this always revealing and rigorously sourced book than I can explore herein. It is definitely worth an exploration on your own.


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1 posted on 11/22/2006 8:51:01 AM PST by Hal1950
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To: Hal1950

'Till CNN allows this to become news--it ain't...


2 posted on 11/22/2006 8:53:16 AM PST by 100-Fold_Return (I'll Never Be Broke Another Day in My Life!)
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To: Hal1950

Wait, so now Cashill has changed his mind from a missile to a bomb? Can't he make up his mind?


3 posted on 11/22/2006 8:53:33 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Hal1950

This, or the possibility of a bomb in a piece of luggage in the forward cargo compartment is far more plausible than a missile.


4 posted on 11/22/2006 8:54:06 AM PST by magellan
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To: magellan
What about the 150 or so witnesses that saw a streak of light towards the doomed airliner?
5 posted on 11/22/2006 8:55:20 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Strategerist
Wait, so now Cashill has changed his mind from a missile to a bomb? Can't he make up his mind?

Whatever will keep the conspiracy kooks listening to him. TWA 800 conspiracies are so lame but fun to read, especially how gullible people are who believe every one of them.

6 posted on 11/22/2006 8:56:44 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Just one day without polls would be nice.)
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To: Hal1950

Nobody who saw the reconstructed pieces of TWA 800 thought it was an "accident."


7 posted on 11/22/2006 8:57:28 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: Hal1950

Wait, I thought it was an electrical short that caused a fuel tank to explode? Since the official story sounded so likely and plausible, I never thought to doubt it.


8 posted on 11/22/2006 8:58:06 AM PST by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: Lx
What about the 150 or so witnesses that saw a streak of light towards the doomed airliner?

I find it incredibily amusing hilarious that a guy like Cashill who probably expended tens of thousands of words attacking the government (for ignoring eyewitnesses) in favor of the terrorist missle (er, wait, wasn't it the accidental NAVY missle theory before 9/11?) idea suddenly abandons it like a cheap whore because he thinks he can connect Ramzi Yousef to a bomb theory.

9 posted on 11/22/2006 8:58:13 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Lx
At that distance and at night, eye witnesses are useless. Ask any crash investigator and they will tell you that eyewitnesses to aviation disasters are wrong so often that their testimony rarely provides any help in solving the crash.
10 posted on 11/22/2006 8:58:39 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Just one day without polls would be nice.)
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To: 100-Fold_Return

'Til a Republican President allows this to be news - it ain't. CNN would have no choice in the matter. This chinese cluster fark has been covered up by everyone. Why we may never know. But we do know who would have fried over it and he is readying to become the First Lady in 2008.


11 posted on 11/22/2006 8:59:53 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: Barney Gumble

At least two other aircraft with the center fuel tank of identical design have exploded at random.


12 posted on 11/22/2006 9:00:12 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Just one day without polls would be nice.)
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To: COEXERJ145

I'm not a conspiracy minded guy, but the official explanation for TWA Flight 800 seems a bit dodgy. It could have easily been a bomb.

Which President wants to "allow a terrorist attack" when he is a few months away from an election?


13 posted on 11/22/2006 9:00:33 AM PST by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: Hal1950

>Last year, I received an anonymous letter from someone within the National Security Agency.

Of course, NSA employees send them all the time.

When one reads a sentence like that, ignore the 10,000 words before it and the 20,000 words after it.

BBS


14 posted on 11/22/2006 9:01:03 AM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: Hal1950
Another Clinton hush job..When this happened with Flight 800 my gut feeling was it was a bomb..I have read so much about this and am glad it is coming out but like someone said here it will never get on CNN so no one will see it..How about FOX do you have the B---- to report this..We will see...There was so much stuff going on during the Clinton cover ups this one really made me scared to know that those Clinton's and staff ran this country..I will always believe my gut feeling about the day this happened..
I will also say here..folks do not let that Hillary Clinton within walking distance of the white house..she will continue what her and the pervert started...
15 posted on 11/22/2006 9:02:41 AM PST by Beth528
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To: epluribus_2

Basically anyone promoting a coverup theory is either saying:

1) originated, controlled and managed by the NTSB (a small independent agency largely comprised of mild-mannered engineers.)

2)A wide variety of current and former NTSB employees have had the lives of themselves and their families threatened in order to keep them quiet, and this has been maintained over two presidencies.

People SERIOUSLY believe one of the above two?


16 posted on 11/22/2006 9:03:38 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
Originally Cashill claimed terrorists flew a prop engine plan into flight 800, which is ludicrous on its face.

I know Cashill from my days in KC. Great guy and fun to be around. However, he can be a total loon.

17 posted on 11/22/2006 9:03:47 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Hal1950; All

In other words, musims, not a "Right Wing Militia" were responsible for the OKC bombing.


18 posted on 11/22/2006 9:04:50 AM PST by olde north church (Steny Hoyer: The horse's head in Nancy Pelosi's bed.)
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To: Beth528
my gut feeling was it was a bomb

I'll take a variety of trained, experienced engineers poring over the wreckage for years over your "gut" but I'm just crazy that way.

19 posted on 11/22/2006 9:05:01 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Hal1950
In the craziness after 9/11, I remember George Stephanopoulos talking about emergencies on TV. Here is his quote:

In my time at the White House [the situation room] was used in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, in the aftermath of the TWA Flight 800 bombing, and that would be the way they would stay in contact through the afternoon.

Mispoke? Maybe. This was during our collective shock from the Twin Tower attacks and maybe Stephanopoulos let something slip in all the anxiety. When I heard it, I remember thinking, "Did he just say TWA Flight 800 bombing".

20 posted on 11/22/2006 9:05:21 AM PST by Pete
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To: Hal1950

This is a bunch of baloney.

TWA800 was brought down by a missle of unknown origin. The FBI knows it. They were ordered to make sure the investigation did not arrive at anything related to terrorism.


21 posted on 11/22/2006 9:06:09 AM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right....)
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To: MindBender26

Man, I'm awfully tempted to send Cashill a bunch of wacky anonymous letters just for the amusement of seeing them turn up in a WingNutDaily article by him a few months later - I live near the NSA to boot, so I can even get them postmarked around here for extra authenticity :-)


22 posted on 11/22/2006 9:06:48 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Don't waste your time with the 'conspiracy theorists'. They react to facts the same way that Linda Blair reacts to Holy Water. This has been the most investigated accident in US history, yet they continue on.


23 posted on 11/22/2006 9:08:41 AM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: COEXERJ145

Yousef outsmarted the FBI by making his critical calls in Baluchi, a language its agents could not translate.

Of course the FBI would never think to RECORD those calls, and even if they did record tem, only Yousef and the guy he called knew this language/sarc off


24 posted on 11/22/2006 9:09:18 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: Strategerist

The FBI ran the investigation for months.

Nothing, NOTHING was normal about the TWA800 investigation.


25 posted on 11/22/2006 9:10:00 AM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right....)
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To: COEXERJ145

At least two other aircraft with the center fuel tank of identical design have exploded at random.




And those are??????? I think you will find that they Burned; not exploded.


26 posted on 11/22/2006 9:10:51 AM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: Hal1950

The article should be named "Triple Cross Blows"

Alright please move on after you have picked up your tin foil hat. Conspiracy freaks show me proof and I will go along. Spout out baseless conjecture and you lose me.


27 posted on 11/22/2006 9:12:29 AM PST by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
And why have all the photos of the reconstructed downed 747 been banned from being posted on the Internet, not to mention USN high definition radar images?

Anyone who believes that a spark from an epoxy encased pump motor blew up the plane is investing all their retirement money into condos in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica.

One must ask this question: How many 747's have logged how many flight hours until 1996 and how many have blown up to a center fuel tank pump motor spark?

28 posted on 11/22/2006 9:13:01 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: Strategerist

or maybe:

3) Might have been a bomb - can't prove it either way so let's ask for a list of plausible alternative explanation and all agree to settle on the one with the least risk to the civil aviation industry, the economy, the Olympics which were about to take place, and oh yeah, to the Toon's legacy and international posture. Would not take very many in the inner circle to "favor" the best theory for everyone when they just didn't know for sure. Once word spreads downward that "the boss(es) like this theory the best", the rest is easy, especially in civil service. People could keep their doubts but would not do much about it. And the Toon did not want to have to worry about bringing yet another nameless, nationless, criminal to justice.


29 posted on 11/22/2006 9:13:16 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: stockstrader

It's the Kennedy Asassination syndrome. If someone famous dies or an explosion takes out something, it's automatically the muslims, the mob, the freemasons, etc. who did it. There's no such thing as an accident.


30 posted on 11/22/2006 9:15:02 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Stop global warming - tell a liberal to shut up)
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To: Bryan24

Clinton did not want it to be terrorist related because he did not want to have to go to war with a real enemy. Playing at it with Serbia was what he wanted because it was a philanthropic war, one in which there was absolutely no discernible National interest.


31 posted on 11/22/2006 9:15:33 AM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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To: aviator

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/271411_fueltanks24ww.html


32 posted on 11/22/2006 9:15:50 AM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Strategerist
I'll take my gut feeling over any scientist any day especially when the Clinton's were in charge..I should have said a missile instead of a bomb..I'll take eye witness also before I will take a Clinton scientist...
33 posted on 11/22/2006 9:16:20 AM PST by Beth528
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To: epluribus_2

Not only that, two of his White House aides have referred on television to when TWA800 was either shot down or was bombed. One of them was George Stephanopholous and I can't remember who the other one was.


34 posted on 11/22/2006 9:16:30 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Strategerist
Not that I am defending Cashill, but I didn't read his article as abandoning his own missile theory and adopting Peter Lance's theory so much as just reporting on the new theory. For instance:

...I have some real points of disagreement with Lance's arguments. Although Lance pushes the mainstream media to their limits, he has largely stayed within their pale. This I understand, especially on the subject of TWA Flight 800. To mention the word "missile" in that context is to risk losing a TV presence.
I think, generally, conspiracies are nearly impossible to maintain on a large-scale for any length of time. People just cannot keep their mouths shut.

But I do think there could have been a Middle Eastern connection to Oklahoma City, and I wouldn't rule out bureaucrats "overlooking" evidence on TWA 800 in order to cover their asses.

That being said, I have yet to actually be convinced that either of these two theories are anything more than interesting conjecture.
35 posted on 11/22/2006 9:16:55 AM PST by Thrusher ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.")
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To: COEXERJ145
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/271411_fueltanks24ww.html

Again, don't bore them with facts.

36 posted on 11/22/2006 9:17:35 AM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: magellan

>>This, or the possibility of a bomb in a piece of luggage in the forward cargo compartment is far more plausible than a missile.<<

Except, a lot of people saw a missle. If you throw that out, this is just another event fraught with conspiracy theories and to be treated as such.


37 posted on 11/22/2006 9:19:03 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: Lx
"What about the 150 or so witnesses that saw a streak of light towards the doomed airliner?"

I put them in the same category of eyewitnesses who see or hear explosions on airplanes before they crash. It happens frequently when there are airplane crashes. After the fact, the cause is determined to be windshear or pilot error or something else, and there is no evidence of an explosion (i.e., the cockpit voice recorder does not pick up the sound, the flight data recorder does not show anything).

Surface to air missiles typically use a "boost-sustain-coast" flight profile, so light emitting rocket exhaust would not likely continue all the way until impact.

While a large, radar guided missile could have impacted the center mass of the airplane, and has a large enough warhead to cause the level of damage to split TWA 800 into two pieces, a shoulder launched Stinger would have impacted an engine, and the warhead could not cause the level of damage to cause the fuselage to split into two.

38 posted on 11/22/2006 9:19:15 AM PST by magellan
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To: Bryan24
Hey, no kidding, you're right.

At least there's talk about the b.s.

Maybe it will spread to other places where the lazy worthless bought-with-a-price media won't go anymore, the cowards.

39 posted on 11/22/2006 9:19:26 AM PST by Taiwan Bocks (Defend America's borders and America's Constitution before it is too late.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Yep, and they won't quit. I say let 'em go, "They're on a roll"....lol


40 posted on 11/22/2006 9:19:49 AM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: magellan
I agree about the validity of witness statements but there are a lot that sound the same.
Either way, I'm glad there are people still pursuing this tragedy.
41 posted on 11/22/2006 9:20:32 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: olde north church

As Richard Clarke said in his book, those two clowns couldn't set off a fire cracker, let alone a bomb stronger than the one used on the Khobar Towers.


42 posted on 11/22/2006 9:20:33 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: Hal1950
I've always known it was a terrorist attack. Whether missiles or this bomb under a seat. A tiny bomb under a seat sounds more likely than a missile, however, there were I thought some eyewitnesses seeing something moving toward this jet.

Doesn't really matter what matters is it was a terrorist attack...and most of us realize it was a big cover-up during the criminal administrations' watch. [just as in the Murrah Building bombing...the criminal administration wanted to blame this terrorist attack solely on Americans not ever tying it to the middle east connection]

43 posted on 11/22/2006 9:20:48 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Hal1950
".. Lance rightly contends that Yousef's was a much smaller bomb designed specifically to trigger a fuel tank explosion. As such, it had a unique, nearly invisible signature."

Like Yousef was that good. Not.
Like Yousef had any practical or theoretical experience in using some 'special bomb' to 'specially' blow up, at the right time, with 'invisible signature'.

If he had invisible signature bombs he could of just made a ho-hum there goes the fuselage bomb.

44 posted on 11/22/2006 9:20:57 AM PST by Leisler
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To: aviator
11 May, 1990 a Philippine Airlines Boeing 737-3Y0 suffers a center fuel tank explosion while preparing for takeoff.

3 March, 2001 a Thai Airways International Boeing 737-4D7 explodes at the gate. At first a bomb was thought to be the cause and the news even reported bomb residue had been found but later this proved inaccurate. All evidence pointed to a center fuel tank explosion not caused by an explosive device.

45 posted on 11/22/2006 9:22:44 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Just one day without polls would be nice.)
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To: Lx

That was Tinkerbell trying her best to get to the bomb in time.


46 posted on 11/22/2006 9:23:23 AM PST by Silly (Still being... Silly)
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To: magellan
While a large, radar guided missile could have impacted the center mass of the airplane, and has a large enough warhead to cause the level of damage to split TWA 800 into two pieces, a shoulder launched Stinger would have impacted an engine, and the warhead could not cause the level of damage to cause the fuselage to split into two.

You should know that facts on a TWA-800 thread are not allowed. It ruins all the conspiracy theorists' day.

47 posted on 11/22/2006 9:24:27 AM PST by COEXERJ145 (Just one day without polls would be nice.)
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To: COEXERJ145

Yep, I forgot. The Boeing Aircrat Company is involved in this 'conspiracy' and 'coverup' too! s/off


48 posted on 11/22/2006 9:26:58 AM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: stockstrader

What is an "aircrat"? I thought it was Boeing Aircraft Company!


49 posted on 11/22/2006 9:29:14 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: Hal1950

Good stuff


50 posted on 11/22/2006 9:31:05 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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