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Stephanopolous says terrorists caused flight 800
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Posted on 09/11/2001 1:56:53 PM PDT by opinionator

Jennings was talking to George Stephanopolous, who claimed that flight 800 was brought down by terrorists. Anyone else see this? Also heard someone else make this claim earlier today.


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KEYWORDS: flight800; jihadinamerica; stephanopolous; twaflight800
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1 posted on 09/11/2001 1:56:53 PM PDT by opinionator
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To: Michael Rivero
fyi
2 posted on 09/11/2001 2:01:41 PM PDT by HalfIrish
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To: opinionator
Sounds like the government could be opening the gates on this one as added ammunition for an attack on a terrorist nation.

I smell a nation with ships, anti-aircraft technology, and contacts with terrorists.

Iran or Iraq. I vote for Iraq.

Watch out.

3 posted on 09/11/2001 2:02:09 PM PDT by xzins
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To: opinionator
Ask for VCR copies...... on this day of all days someone must have one
4 posted on 09/11/2001 2:02:47 PM PDT by chemainus
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To: xzins
Bankrolled by China.....with our dollars.....
5 posted on 09/11/2001 2:04:03 PM PDT by chemainus
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To: opinionator
He might have misspoke the flight number.
6 posted on 09/11/2001 2:04:36 PM PDT by jlogajan
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To: opinionator
Better to disregard anything this pathetic self-serving twerp has to say. As long as he had his place in Clintonia, he was willing to be complicit in it's grotesque chicanery. Just kept his mouth shut and sipped mint juleps on the south portico. Now he's more "objective". It's having guys like this as commentators that is driving the networks ratings into the toilet.
7 posted on 09/11/2001 2:04:45 PM PDT by gohabsgo
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To: opinionator
Where the H**L has George been the past five years? He waits until NOW to say this?
8 posted on 09/11/2001 2:04:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: opinionator
Yes, he used the word, "bombing." I caught that when he said it, too. Don't know if he really knows that it was a bombing or if it was just a fuzzy recollection.
9 posted on 09/11/2001 2:05:33 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: opinionator
He'll deny he ever said it tomorrow.
10 posted on 09/11/2001 2:05:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: opinionator
I caught that today as well! Stephi was throwing out a string of terrorist attacks that the US/US interests have suffered in recent history and said made reference to TWA Flight 800 and said that it had been bombed or blown up. Slip of the tongue revealing secrets long suppressed?
11 posted on 09/11/2001 2:05:52 PM PDT by PresbyRev
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To: xzins
Whichever. Our model should be Rome's treatment of Carthage!

Ceterum Censeo Carthago Esse Delendam!

12 posted on 09/11/2001 2:06:20 PM PDT by CatoRenasci
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To: gohabsgo
That's why God invented cable and the internet!
13 posted on 09/11/2001 2:07:26 PM PDT by King David
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To: SKYDRIFTER, Judge Parker, rdavis84, thinden, golitely, honway, carenot, AtticusX, acehai
fyi
14 posted on 09/11/2001 2:08:20 PM PDT by LSJohn
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To: opinionator
Katie Couric said the same thing on the Today show! She said, "...and after the terrorist bomb attack on TWA Flight 800..."
15 posted on 09/11/2001 2:08:46 PM PDT by tonmo
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To: tonmo
Katie Couric said the same thing on the Today show! She said, "...and after the terrorist bomb attack on TWA Flight 800..."

Just pull the little string on her back and Katie will say anything she is told to.

16 posted on 09/11/2001 2:12:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: opinionator
I will find it easy to believe it was the same hand. The problem is identifying who's hand. Never have we needed more self-discipline, in order to make the right move, strike the right enemy. I believe anyone who could put this together is smart enough to bury their involvement.It won't be the most obvious answer.


Emanuel Goldstein?
17 posted on 09/11/2001 2:14:07 PM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: PresbyRev, Howlin
step. is a low life of the greater order for withholding this kind of information!!!!!!!
18 posted on 09/11/2001 2:14:29 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier
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To: opinionator
Probably kept under wraps to avoid upsetting middle east negotiations...we won't embarrass you, Yasir, if you cooperate...WHERE IS CLINTON?
19 posted on 09/11/2001 2:15:55 PM PDT by Kerensky
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To: opinionator
George S. is one of the JACK-ASS's that is responcable for dismantling the intel. community. May God have mercy on his soul.
20 posted on 09/11/2001 2:16:36 PM PDT by exnavy
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To: LSJohn
maybe georgie pulled his finger out of the dyke?
21 posted on 09/11/2001 2:16:56 PM PDT by thinden
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To: chemainus
Bankrolled by China.....with our dollars.....

I am not qualified to speak on any of this, so I will.
I have reached the conclusion that this action has been in the works for years, and maybe a decade. This is not a bunch of nickel-dime terrorist who woke up one day and decide to raise a little hell.

People were put in place, policies were altered, and huge amounts of money had been raised. People in both high and low places have been making things happen for a long time and this morning was just the end (maybe) result.

Were rogue pilots planted? Were flight crew personnel corrupted? Had our airport security systems been widely infiltrated? The trmendous amount of coordination would have required years of planning, training and education. Only a widely concerted effort could have accomplished such an effort.

During the Clinton administration, security was essentially non-existence. Was this part of the prerequisites? Was the China-gate part of this? Was the dive in the DOW about this? (money manipulation from abroad).

In a culture that appeals to the lowest of humankind, it has always been necessary for them to employ less than professional assistance to pull off their plots. These people often deal in drugs and other sundry activities to support their lifestyle. These people draw a reasonable amount of attention from our trusted resources. Terrorists have always been replete with loose lips. So why were we not aware of a plot of this magnitude?

I believe this was not a terrorist attack but an invasion from without. I suspect China and believe they are playing us against the middle-east so they can benefit from the spoils. I also think Clinton played a role in staging this.

Everyone agreed that Clinton would not surrender his power after leaving the Presidency. Maybe he hasn’t.

22 posted on 09/11/2001 2:17:24 PM PDT by Paine's Ghost
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To: CatoRenasci
If that means, "burn it to the ground" then I'm for it.
23 posted on 09/11/2001 2:17:37 PM PDT by xzins
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To: Citizen Soldier
What a jerk!
24 posted on 09/11/2001 2:20:29 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Paine's Ghost
That made whip up a Reynolds Wrap fedora!
25 posted on 09/11/2001 2:26:07 PM PDT by freedomson
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To: opinionator
Perhaps people will start feeling a sense of guilt for not telling the truth and will begin opening up?
26 posted on 09/11/2001 2:32:33 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: thinden
Reno's involved?
27 posted on 09/11/2001 2:33:31 PM PDT by rightofrush
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To: opinionator
Don't ever believe anything coming from anyone that was ever part of the Clinton spin machine.
28 posted on 09/11/2001 2:34:07 PM PDT by dez
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To: PresbyRev
Did Georgie mess up in the heat of the moment and finally, and accidently reveal the truth? I wish I had heard that, but cannot stand to watch the guy.
29 posted on 09/11/2001 2:38:44 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: opinionator
Yes, he said it. Something like..... "and the bombing of Flight 800"
30 posted on 09/11/2001 2:53:20 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: opinionator
GS "claimed that flight 800 was brought down by terrorists. Anyone else see this? Also heard someone else make this claim earlier today."

The earlier commentator was James Kallstrom, former head of the NY FBI office. He said, "It [the downing of TWA800] sure looked like a terrorist act." In fairness, an implication of his statement was that "subsequent to that, we became persuaded of the now-official story," but by then, the "cat was out of the bag" that one may reasonably consider that the evidence shows it was a terrorist act--that is, that it was a shoot-down.

HF

31 posted on 09/11/2001 3:06:03 PM PDT by holden
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To: doug from upland
Confirm S said

bombing of Flight 800

32 posted on 09/11/2001 3:12:05 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (phildragoo@att.net)
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To: Paine's Ghost
Everyone agreed that Clinton would not surrender his power after leaving the Presidency. Maybe he hasn’t.

We can be thankful he wasn't exercising his power from the oval office - he would have blamed the "right wing militias," declared martial law, and he'd be collecting our guns by now.

33 posted on 09/11/2001 3:36:06 PM PDT by bimbo
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To: opinionator
Stephie had better be careful. He may find himself taking a dirt nap in Fort Marcey Park!!!
34 posted on 09/11/2001 3:39:47 PM PDT by A. Patriot (| || ||| |||| || || ||| || ||||||@slave.NWO.gov)
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To: holden
Could it have been shot down by US because it was hijacked and headed for the same target as today's attacks?
35 posted on 09/11/2001 3:45:12 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: opinionator
Not from Steponallofus, but I heard Katie Couric say "when Flight 800 blew up..." which is the first time I'd ever heard anyone from the media use that terminology. She said it this morning on NBC Today show, whilst talking about the WTC.
36 posted on 09/11/2001 3:48:23 PM PDT by MizSterious
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To: MHGinTN
I don't think so. TWA800 made no maneuver that would indicate its pilot intended any act of terrorism.

HF

37 posted on 09/11/2001 3:50:18 PM PDT by holden
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To: opinionator
depends on what your definition of "was" was.
38 posted on 09/11/2001 3:51:46 PM PDT by c. l. coffman
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To: MHGinTN
HMMMM?!
39 posted on 09/11/2001 3:53:40 PM PDT by HalfIrish
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To: MHGinTN
Could it have been shot down by US because it was hijacked and headed for the same target as today's attacks?

Very thought provoking. You're good.....

40 posted on 09/11/2001 3:59:29 PM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: opinionator
Like Stephie just figured it out? Where has he been?
41 posted on 09/11/2001 4:03:45 PM PDT by MHT
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To: opinionator
A friend that works at Walmart said a couple of arab men came in last saturday or sunday to get trout license. one refused to give identification and said he did not have his passport with him, got angree and said he would worry about a license later. the other man gave a Dallas I.D. I thought you had to carry your passport with you. Struck me as strange that these two had traveled almost 200 miles to a tiny okla town to fish for trout and one did not have his passport to get license.
42 posted on 09/11/2001 4:11:15 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Go Gordon
Terrorists learn from their mistakes, especially when an organization is running the show such as Bin Laden.

That passengers have been able to phone out from these aricraft tells you such may have occurred on 800 and the gov decided to stop the flight (splash it) before the bigger disaster. The terrorists learned from that to choose a flight(s) that would be arriving at target quicker and made this attack. We may be seeing a few more of these attempts until we get the full truth, then we can actually start to work on the real problems ... with the whole truth that is. Yes, a Navy missle may have taken the 8oo flight down or an Airforce A to A. [By the way, I'm a writer; we spend long days and nights living in our imaginations ... we're kooky enough in our thinking to jump to these conclusions before all facts are in.]

43 posted on 09/11/2001 4:15:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Where the H**L has George been the past five years? He waits until NOW to say this?

He hasn't been up to it until now. He used to think the subject was beneath him. Now he no longer sells it short.

44 posted on 09/11/2001 4:15:41 PM PDT by Vast Buffalo Wing Conspiracy
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To: xzins
That other Carthage, let it be erased!

HF

45 posted on 09/11/2001 4:27:53 PM PDT by holden
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To: golitely
For what it's worth -

Three weeks ago, the overseas papers quoted Bin Laden as saying that a major strike against the USA was soon to come. That's a lot of warning.

Bear in mind that the FAA gave Bin Laden an engraved invitation with their selective ignorance of airport security, defying Congress with the GAO citing the FAA blatant failures. DOCUMENTED!

Ramsi Yousef claimed his group was responsible for TWA-800. Yet FBI's Kallstrom said there was no evidence. So, why did the FBI go fishing for Stinger remnants after the recovery effort?

Still, no appreciable increase to aircraft security.

Note the New York Times catch of the FBI involvement in the first WTC bombing.

The FAA allowed a smugglers paradise to be built in the new Guam airport terminal under Clinton. Look up "Project Bojinka" on the internet.

McVeigh's attorney, Stephen Jones, identified a middle-east connection in the Oklahoma City bombing which couldn't be denied. Yet he was massively blocked from investigating it or presenting it.

The WTC / Pentagon flying was that of a pilot who is current at the controls of a simulator, with practice at hitting the specific targets.

Among others, former FAA security agent, Steve Elson, has had a crusade against all of DC on the lack of airport security. There was warning galore - as usual.

Boston has a terrible record for airport security.

It's early, but it appears that the hijackers slipped knives past security - no big trick by the FAA 'special' standards. I'm guessing the hijacking was a team of 2 - 3 per aircraft.

The news footage of the WTC / Pentagon strikes strongly suggest:

1. The hijackers were skilled pilots, with an experience bias toward the 757/767.

2. The flying exhibits exact planning, practice and recent proficiency. At the airspeed of the strike, the eye-hand coordination demands would be too high for casual flying skill - with, or without, an autopilot engaged.

My guess is that proficiency was acquired in a stateside flight simulator facility, offering airliner models with high-level graphics capability, with the WTC & the Pentagon in the visual data-base. It's unlikely that a program such as "Microsoft Flight Simulator" could account for the flying skills required.

Relative to the FAA disregard for safety, evidenced by the GAO report on lax airport security, as well as other legitimate complaints - somebody needs to get the FAA honest. We're very likely to see this again.

The FAA has permitted a flimsy cockpit door which wouldn't keep anybody out. They've had cockpit break-ins before by sky-ragers; this isn't anything new.

Notice that in the history of bombings against the USA, there have been warnings galore in the newspapers, etc, but the security agencies always get surprised. Notice that there have been no changes.
48 posted on 09/11/2001 7:03:24 PM PDT by SKYDRIFTER
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To: SKYDRIFTER
My guess is that proficiency was acquired in a stateside flight simulator facility, offering airliner models with high-level graphics capability, with the WTC & the Pentagon in the visual data-base

Why a stateside simulator as opposed to one that was overseas?

BTW, I'd be interested in your opinion about the level of sophistication required for the attack. Some here claim it could be carried off with a group of "sixteen smart guys." From what I have heard, the level of precision involved and the targets chosen strongly indicate that this may be more the simple terrorism.

49 posted on 09/11/2001 7:14:30 PM PDT by independentmind
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To: opinionator
Jennings was talking to George Stephanopolous, who claimed that flight 800 was brought down by terrorists. Anyone else see this? Also heard someone else make this claim earlier today.

Earlier today I heard a news guy on a major network, maybe ABC, mention "the bombing of TWA flight 800".
50 posted on 09/11/2001 7:20:08 PM PDT by aruanan
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