Skip to comments.Why Congress Must Reopen the TWA 800 Investigation
Posted on 07/07/2014 4:22:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
On July 2, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it would not reopen the investigation into the destruction of TWA 800. This was the Boeing 747 that was blown out of the sky ten miles south of the Long Island coast on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board.
The TWA 800 Project, a team of former aviation investigators and scientists, had petitioned the NTSB to examine evidence that pointed toward a missile strike on the airline. Not surprisingly, the NTSB, which had invested four years of resources to prove some other theory, any other theory, chose to stick to its original findings that flammable fuel/air vapors somehow caused the explosion.
Books have been written on this subject I co-authored one of them with James Sanders, First Strike so readers can access the body of evidence for a missile strike on their own. An excellent point of entry is the documentary produced last year by the TWA 800 Project, simply called TWA Flight 800 and now available via streaming on Netflix.
One of the six whistleblowers profiled in that documentary deserves special attention. His name is Hank Hughes. At the time of the explosion, he was a senior accident investigator for the NTSB and was a member of the Go-Team that headed immediately to the crash site.
Hughes was responsible for determining whether or not any proposed scenario for the cause of the crash was consistent with the damage to the airplane interior. So disturbed was Hughes by what he calls an egregiously conducted investigation that he attached a detailed affidavit to the TWA 800 Projects petition to re-open the investigation. What follows is a summary of that affidavit.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Gorelick's book "Destruction of Evidence"
On Aug. 22, 1996, just before the Democratic National Convention,
Ms. Gorelick oversaw a critical Justice Department meeting with the FBI.
Immediately after this meeting, as it happened,
all serious inquiry into the fate of TWA 800 came to an end.
From the article:
During the course of my 42-year career as an investigator, Hughes concludes, the investigation of TWA Flight 800 was the only case in which I witnessed deception, lies and corruption on the parts of investigators and their management. The extraordinary measures to which the NTSB, FBI and CIA went to falsify and distort witness statements or accounts of what occurred, to alter and hide physical evidence and to mount a false public relations campaign to misinform the public, was unconscionable.
There is so much they are hiding.
We’d go into shock if we knew how many times our government has contrived to totally deceive us and hide the truth - not only about things like TWA 800 and Okla City, but thousands of other things - most that we never hear of.
Of course, it’s for our own good.
And to prevent total panic and rebellion among the populace......
Is there a mustache in Mexico? Clinton corrupts everything he touches. Ditto the Democrat Party.
We have to investigate the possibility that the terrorists got their hands on the 9K33 Osa (Russian for wasp) SAM system, better known by the NATO code name SA-8 Gecko. It is possible that the terrorists jury-rigged the hardware--including the tracking and guidance radar and a single launcher in a "launch box"--so it fits in a small boat? Because the 9M33 missile used in the 9K33 SAM system is effective up to 12,000 meters (39,000 feet) altitude, such a setup could easily bring down TWA Flight 800 flying at 13,500 feet.
Due to the size of the warhead on the 9M33 missile (16 kilograms or 35.25 pounds), if such a missile impacted TWA Flight 800, the tremendous force of the explosion could explain why the fuselage was ripped in two almost immediately.
I think the worst case scenario is that the US Navy shot down the plane. I really doubt that terrorist brought down this plane.
The Oklahoma City Bombing and TWA 800 were terrorist strikes against the US - and Clinton didn’t want to get involved in a war again with the Middle East, even though they were at war with us, and decided to bury it or blame it on something else...
Clinton is a coward and non-patriot to the US - and so is his alcoholic wife!
...and we wonder why terrorist strikes increased and culminated on 9/11...all thanks to “drop my pants Bill” Clinton...
From 2000-2008, no Clinton in the WH, and no Obama.
So why no investigation then?
I’m not arguing against this piece. I think it is correct. TWA 800 should be re-investigated.
What I’m saying is, if there was a cover-up, why was there no un-cover-up during 2000-2008?
There are only 3 possible answers:
1. There was no cover-up and this is all conspiracy-theory fantasy.
2. Bush was as stupid as the liberals say he was.
3. Bush was as evil as some conservatives contend he was.
I know I’m going to get flamed for this, but seriously, if there are big questions about what the government did in 1996 under Clinton, then those questions only get bigger if left completely unanswered or even unasked under Bush.
I live near the catastrophe. 100s of my Long Island neighbors witnessed it. Kennedy presidential press secretary Pierre Salinger had first hand knowledge from French secret services that the plane was shot down. Whether by terrorist or by a government accidental missile firing, a projectile brought it down.
This is a Klinton Koverup. And Jim Kallstom be damned
There were dozens of reliable witnesses to what appears to be a missile rising up towards TWA 800.
One other factor for me in this was the single-minded focus of the government investigation and prosecution of the first attack on the the World Trade Center. That is that very early on, it was determined to treat it as a “crime” rather than the act of Islamic war that it was.
For me, TWA 800 shared that similarity. It has all the hallmarks of “conclusion first”, and an investigation that was only allowed to support that conclusion. That conclusion was driven not be justice or attention to national defense or to finding truth, but by the need to protect the “optics” of the Clinton presidency.
Seeing the willingness of the federal investigative and enforcement apparatus to comply with such intrusion into fact-finding is just yet one more proof how corrupted they and their running dog lackies in the media are. Compare the treatment of the few TWA 800 whistleblowers by the media with the media’s treatment of Edward Snowden. Makes me sick.
I think Bush was just a little bit busy from 2000-2008 with a little thing called 9-11 and a couple of wars.
The day this happened F.B.I. agent in charge Kalstrom stated on national T.V. while being interviewed said, “If the public knew what really happened here”.
Caught himself then changed the subject.
Next day he was spouting the party line of lies and bull shit.
The F.B.I. lies, big gubmint LIES.
Are the missing Libyan SAMs similar?
If yes, that would explain why the NTSB would like to draw as little attention as possible to the issue.
This cover-up is the the same modus operandi as Benghazi.
As soon as you saw the CIA involved in the investigation you knew something highly unusual was going on. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the CIA having such open involvement in an airline mishap.
Also, not one member of the Clinton Administration was prosecuted for the crimes they committed while a member of the Clinton Administration. That was when I accepted the fact that the republicans and Democrats were cut from the same bolt of cloth and were in cahoots.