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  • TWA 800: Persecution by Prosecution

    07/03/2016 2:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 190 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 3, 2016 | James D. Sanders
    James Sanders was the first investigative reporter to take a serious look at what happened to TWA Flight 800. For his efforts, he, his wife Elizabeth, a TWA trainer, and one of his sources, TWA Capt. Terry Stacey were arrested. The Sanderses were tried and convicted in federal court of conspiracy to steal airplane parts. Learn more in TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy (Regnery: July 5).July 12, 1996, Westhampton, Long Island, a repairman using his video camera to film the dawn, instead captured a large missile solid-fuel exhaust plume climbing into the sky. Then something large fell...
  • TWA 800: Jim Kallstrom’s Road to Redemption

    06/20/2016 11:33:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 304 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 20, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    When I see former FBI New York honcho Jim Kallstrom appear on Fox News, I see a tortured soul. As boldly honest as he has been on the subject of Islamic terrorism, this once honorable man has lived a lie for the last twenty years on the subject of TWA Flight 800. Others have lived the lie as well, but none so personally. It was Kallstrom who spoke to the press, Kallstrom who testified at congressional hearings, Kallstrom who consoled the families of the 230 dead with the assurance he would leave “no stone unturned” in his pursuit of the...
  • Former Obama Pilot: TWA Flight 800 was not blown up by a faulty fuel tank.

    04/16/2015 7:15:16 AM PDT · by thefactor · 146 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/15/15 | Andrew Danziger
    Was TWA Flight 800 shot out of the sky?As a former pilot, that is a question I get asked about all the time. I’m no conspiracy theorist, but let’s be clear: Yes. I say it was. And I believe the FBI covered it up.
  • Aussies shine light on TWA flight 800

    09/25/2013 6:49:01 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 107 replies
    wnd ^ | Jack Cashill
    evidence points to an accidental strike by the U.S. Navy. Read more at
  • TWA Flight 800

    07/17/2013 11:08:58 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 43 replies
    Epix ^ | 17 July 2013 | Tom Stalcup
    It’s been called the biggest accident investigation in aviation history... more than a decade and a half later, the crash of TWA Flight 800 is still shrouded in controversy. What caused the plane to explode 12 minutes after takeoff? Why haven’t the 230 victims’ death certificates been finalized, after all these years? In this shocking documentary, insiders from the original investigation join forces to put together the missing pieces of the puzzle – and blow the lid off an alleged multi-agency cover-up of what really happened.
  • Local man seeks truth in Flight 800 crash

    06/22/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 104 replies
    Sun Gazette ^ | 5-21-13 | Mike Reuther
    New information earlier this week pointing to a cover-up in the crash of TWA Flight 800 doesn't come as a surprise to at least one local man whose daughter was killed in the 1996 tragedy. Donald Nibert, a retired Penn College forestry professor, said from the beginning all he has wanted is the truth from investigators. "I've always felt this was friendly fire from day one," he said. The crash off Long Island claimed the life of his daughter, Cheryl, along with 15 other Montoursville Area High School students and their five adult chaperones. A film to be released next...
  • TWA Flight 800 crash not due to gas tank explosion, say former investigators

    06/19/2013 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 126 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/13 | Dylan Stableford
    The reconstruction of TWA Flight 800's fuselage. (Daniel Brooks/Epix) The producers of an upcoming documentary on TWA Flight 800—which exploded and crashed into the waters off Long Island, N.Y., on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board—claim to have proof that an explosion outside the Paris-bound flight caused the crash. And six former investigators who took part in the film say there was a cover-up and want the case reopened.
  • TWA Flight 800 Investigators Claim the Official Crash Story Is a Lie

    06/19/2013 6:57:17 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 121 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 6/18/2013 | Dashiell Bennett
    A new film claims the official government report on the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 is an elaborate fabrication, but the most shocking part of the story is that charges are being leveled by some of the very investigators who put the report together. Six experts who appear in the film were members of the National Transportation Safety Board investigation team that concluded the crash was an accident, but they now claim they were silenced by their superiors. The movies, "TWA Flight 800" will debut on EPIX TV next month, on the 17-year anniversary of the crash.
  • Woman Tied to 9/11, Fannie Mae on Obama's FBI Shortlist!

    03/23/2011 2:50:41 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 84 replies
    FOX ^ | March 23, 2011 | Chris Neefus
    The Obama administration reportedly is considering former Clinton administration official Jamie Gorelick, among others, to become the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez first reported the news last week, citing “U.S. officials” familiar with the situation. Gorelick served as vice chairman of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) when the government-sponsored enterprise began bundling subprime loans into securitized financial instruments. Prior to that, she served as deputy attorney general in the Clinton Justice Department under then-Attorney General Janet Reno from 1994 to 1997. ... But Gorelick is perhaps best known...
  • Top Aviation Journalist Is 100% Convinced That The "Missile" Was A Jet

    11/09/2010 4:39:10 PM PST · by lbryce · 108 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 9, 2010 | Joew Wisenthal
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  • L.A. ‘mystery missile’ may have been "errant" launch, experts say (Read that "accidental")

    11/09/2010 3:33:25 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 126 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/09/2010 | LA Times
    Military officials remain stumped about the mysterious projectile spotted in the sky off the Southern California coast, but aerospace experts said it appeared to be an errant missile launch. Pentagon officials are looking into what they have called an "unexplained contrail" after a KCBS news helicopter shot video late Monday of a luminous point hurtling through the sky followed by a long vapor trail. SNIP The lack of explanation from the Pentagon makes Caceres believe it may have been a mistake -- perhaps a defense exercise launched by accident.
  • Pentagon calls mystery missile 'unexplained,' cannot rule out threat

    11/09/2010 1:45:41 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 111 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/09/2010 | NY Post
    The Pentagon said Tuesday that a missile launch off the southern coast of California remained “unexplained” and that its mysterious origins meant that it was not possible to rule out any threat to the homeland, Fox News Channel reported. Earlier Tuesday, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and NORTHCOM (United States Northern Command) officials told Fox there was no threat, but Pentagon Spokesman Col. Dave Lapan would not confirm that because the military does not know what the missile was or where it came from.
  • Missle Launch and Obama's Early Return, Are they Connected?

    11/09/2010 1:02:04 PM PST · by Scythian · 78 replies
    Any thoughts to whether or not this missle, which was launched from the sea 30 miles off our coast and Obama's early return might be connected? Perhaps the Military/CIA or whomever have requested that he return and quickly? What do you think, any connection?
  • Mystery Missile Launch Seen off Calif. Coast

    11/09/2010 6:19:53 AM PST · by tje · 53 replies · 1+ views
    cBSnews ^ | Nov. 9, 2010 | unattributed
    (CBS) A mysterious missile launch off the southern California coast was caught by CBS affiliate KCBS's cameras Monday night, and officials are staying tight-lipped over the nature of the projectile. CBS station KFMB put in calls to the Navy and Air Force Monday night about the striking launch off the coast of Los Angeles, which was easily visible from the coast, but the military has said nothing about the launch. KFMB showed video of the apparent missile to former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Robert Ellsworth, who is also a former Deputy Secretary of Defense, to get his thoughts. Scroll down...
  • Mystery Missile Launch Seen off Calif. Coast

    11/09/2010 8:05:31 AM PST · by Gennie · 1,067 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/9/10 | CBS
    (CBS) A mysterious missile launch off the southern California coast was caught by CBS affiliate KCBS's cameras Monday night, and officials are staying tight-lipped over the nature of the projectile. CBS station KFMB put in calls to the Navy and Air Force Monday night about the striking launch off the coast of Los Angeles, which was easily visible from the coast, but the military has said nothing about the launch. KFMB showed video of the apparent missile to former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Robert Ellsworth, who is also a former Deputy Secretary of Defense, to get his thoughts. Scroll down...
  • I’m the first of many, warns airline ‘bomber’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

    12/28/2009 5:40:17 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 33 replies · 1,102+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | 12-28-09 | Giles Whittell in Washington and Adam Fresco
    A global search for accomplices in the Detroit airliner plot was under way yesterday after an al-Qaeda group based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the operation and the would-be bomber was reported to have said that more attacks were being planned. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a terrorist cell led by a former personal secretary to Osama bin Laden, issued a statement saying that the failed attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a response to American-backed airstrikes on the group in Yemen this month. Yemeni government forces, acting on US intelligence and using what officials have admitted was American military...
  • Father of Nigerian terror suspect sought government help to no avail before airline attack

    12/28/2009 8:23:04 AM PST · by maggief · 23 replies · 720+ views
    AP ^ | December 28, 2009 | JON GAMBRELL
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian man accused of trying to bomb a U.S. airliner cut off all ties with his relatives until they awoke to news of the attempted Christmas Day attack, the family said Monday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's father first reached out to Nigerian security agencies two months ago and a month later to foreign security agencies about his concerns that his son had disappeared and ceased contact with the family, the family said in a statement. U.S. authorities said that in November, Abdulmutallab's father visited the U.S. embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss his concerns about his...
  • Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab: there are many more like me (Buckle up, it's going to be a rough 3 years)

    12/28/2009 8:08:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 1,418+ views
    Times Online ^ | 12/28/2009 | Times Online
    The man who allegedly tried to blow up a transatlantic passenger jet over Detroit has reportedly claimed that he is one from a production line of terrorists that has been trained in Yemen by al-Qaeda. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is charged with the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253, told FBI agents others with similar training to him were now ready to launch their own attacks, according to the US network ABC. The claim came as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released its first communication since the failed bombing. In a written statement it called on "the...

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • Nigerian National Charged with Attempting to Destroy Northwest Airlines Aircraft (FBI Press)

    12/26/2009 2:48:22 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 21 replies · 972+ views ^ | 12-26-09 | fbi
    WASHINGTON—A 23-year-old Nigerian man was charged in a federal criminal complaint today with attempting to destroy a Northwest Airlines aircraft on its final approach to Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Christmas Day and with placing a destructive device on the aircraft. According to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, a Nigerian national, boarded Northwest Flight 253 in Amsterdam, Netherlands on December 24, 2009 and had a device attached to his body. As the flight was approaching Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Abdulmutallab set off the device, which resulted in a fire and what appears to have...
  • Midair [Islamic terrorist] Bomb Attempt Fails - Man on Flight to Detroit Claims Al Qaeda Ties

    12/25/2009 4:32:29 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 180 replies · 8,714+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-25-09 | PETER SPIEGEL, ANDY PASZTOR and NEAL E. BOUDETTE
    Man on Flight to Detroit Claims Al Qaeda Ties; Obama Tightens Security DETROIT -- A passenger on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight tried to detonate an explosive device that was strapped to his leg and later told investigators that he was trying to blow up the plane and had affiliations with al Qaeda, according to a senior U.S. official. The man, who has not been publicly identified by officials, told investigators that he was given the device by Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen, where he was also given instructions on how to detonate it, the official said. The Associated Press...
  • US: Christmas Al-Qaida Attack to Blow up Plane Fails!

    12/25/2009 4:07:42 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 52 replies · 1,749+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | December 25Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    While most of us are trying to relax and enjoy Christmas Day, the hate stemming from Islam never rests. Thankfully the plot failed. Al-Qaida link in failed plane attack By LARRY MARGASAK and LARA JAKES
  • Missile Possibly Launched in Liberty County (Updated: Monday, 01 Jun 2009)

    10/05/2009 1:05:47 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 84 replies · 6,506+ views
    FOX ^ | 6/1/09 | swampsniper
    HOUSTON - A missile may have just barely miss hitting a Continental Airlines flight on Friday. Liberty County sheriff deputies are meeting with the FBI and FAA to discuss this incident. Sheriff deputies say on Friday a missile may have been launched near Interstate 10 and mount Belview. A continental flight which had just taken off from Bush Intercontinental Airport may have been the target.
  • Did Gorelick Ride TWA 800 To Fannie Mae Millions?

    07/16/2009 4:51:17 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 27 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 7/16/2007 | Jack Cashill
    Bloggers have taken to calling Jamie Gorelick “The Mistress of Disaster” and with good reason. As Deputy Attorney General under President Clinton, she penned the infamous “wall” memo that prevented intelligence agencies from sharing information in the run-up to September 11. After leaving the Justice Department, she headed over to Fannie Mae, where as vice-chair she helped wreck the American economy. From Fannie Mae, Gorelick careened back to the less than useless 9-11 Commission, whose mission she did her best to subvert. Few bloggers, however, have asked why Fannie Mae handed a middling bureaucrat with no financial or housing experience...
  • Jack Cashill: Reopen the TWA Flight 800 Case

    06/07/2009 12:31:42 AM PDT · by neverdem · 160 replies · 4,288+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 07, 2009 | Jack Cashill
    Nearly thirteen years after the destruction of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, I had begun to think that the case was a dead issue, but then two unexpected and unrelated events caused me to think otherwise. The first was a phone call from one of the three most important eyewitnesses to the case.  The second, two weeks later, was the still-mysterious crash of Air France Flight 447 off the coast of Brazil.  This eyewitness put a further dent in the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) claim that a fuel tank explosion brought down TWA Flight 800. ...
  • Part 3 Conspiracy Sunday: Flight 800 and Airbus Crash in New York, Examples of Possible Cover-Ups

    05/17/2008 3:49:16 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 17 replies · 153+ views ^ | May 17, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    For The Sake Of Us All It cannot be refuted or denied, but it can be ignored. For whatever the reason, there have been times in American history where the U.S. government participated in the spreading of disinformation or lies. For example, until this day, many believe both Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt knew the Japanese were about to attack Pearl Harbor. Indeed, the conventional wisdom at the time was either Midway Island or Pearl Harbor, Hawaii would be targeted by the Japanese war machine. It is important to remember most Americans believed ...
  • The peroxide and fruit drink plan to down seven airliners

    04/04/2008 10:42:37 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies · 477+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | Friday 4th April 2008 10:50 GMT | John Lettice
    The trial of eight British men accused of plotting to blow up seven airliners using liquid explosives began yesterday at Woolwich Crown Court, where prosecutor Peter Wright QC laid out details of their alleged plan. Using a home made liquid explosive mixture concealed in soft drinks containers the accused intended to set off the explosions when all the aircraft were at high altitude, he said, causing thousands of casualties. The prosecution claimed that the explosive was planned to consist of hydrogen peroxide mixed with a powdered version of the fruit drink Tang. The addition of Tang, "which is an energetic...
  • British Muslims 'planned to kill thousands by bombing SEVEN transatlantic airliners in one go'

    04/03/2008 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 35 replies · 225+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 3rd April 2008
    A British terror gang plotted to use liquid explosives to blow up transatlantic passenger jets in mid-flight, a court heard today. Eight men planned to smuggle bombs disguised as soft drinks on to flights from Heathrow to the United States and Canada and detonate them on board, Woolwich crown court was told. It would have caused a civilian death toll on an "almost unprecedented scale" and a "global impact". The gang allegedly targeted seven flights operated by Air Canada, United Airlines and American Airlines. They were arrested in August 2006 after a surveillance operation — as they were "almost ready"...
  • Did Iranian Airbus Shootdown Foreshadow TWA 800?

    11/16/2007 10:04:18 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 251 replies · 230+ views
    Jack Cashill ^ | 11/14/07 | Jack Cashill
    On the Sunday morning of July 3, 1988, at the tail end of the Iran-Iraq War, an Aegis cruiser, the USS Vincennes, fired two Standard Missiles at a commercial Iranian Airbus, IR655. The first missile struck the tail and right wing and broke the aircraft in half. All 290 people aboard were killed. Misunderstanding America, the Iranians claimed that our Navy had intentionally destroyed the plane. The Navy did no such thing.
  • TWA 800 FOIA Suit Yields Smoking Gun

    11/06/2007 9:21:21 AM PST · by neverdem · 175 replies · 454+ views ^ | August 30, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    More than six years after retired United Airline captain Ray Lahr launched his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) petition into the fate of TWA Flight 800, the FBI has shown him—likely by accident—one seriously smoking gun. The Boeing 747 blew up off the coast of Long Island on July 17, 1996. One of the FBI documents received recently by Lahr and his attorney, John Clarke of Washington DC, details a communication that took place six days after the crash: "On Tuesday, July 23, 1996, a representative from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) advised [the FBI] that after a visual analysis...
  • Stunning new video of Flight 800 crash site (Missle strike theory)

    10/15/2007 12:25:05 PM PDT · by yankeesdoodle · 67 replies · 215+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10-15-07 | Jack Cashill
    What we concluded, in fact, is that this extraordinary video has the potential to break the TWA Flight 800 case wide open. The video had been shot from a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion that had been flying almost directly above TWA Flight 800 when it exploded off the coast of Long Island on the night of July 17, 1996. For the record, the P-3 is a long-range, antisubmarine warfare patrol aircraft with advanced submarine detection and avionics equipment. According to the P-3 crew, all of whom remained stubbornly evasive about their mission when questioned, the plane was flying at 22,000...
  • Cashill: FBI suppressed video of TWA (800) explosion / Are feds hiding crash imagery?

    09/20/2007 7:33:48 PM PDT · by cgk · 249 replies · 584+ views
    WND ^ | 8/30 & 9/20 | Jack Cashilll
    FBI suppressed video of TWA explosion Posted: August 30, 20071:00 a.m. Eastern Recovered debris from TWA 800 More than six years after retired United Airline captain Ray Lahr launched his Freedom of Information Act petition into the fate of TWA Flight 800, the FBI has shown him –likely by accident – one seriously smoking gun. The Boeing 747 blew up off the coast of Long Island on July 17, 1996. One of the FBI documents received recently by Lahr and his attorney details a communication that took place six days after the crash: "On Tuesday, July 23, 1996, a...
  • Fuel tank fears linger 11 years after TWA 800 crash

    07/18/2007 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 33 replies · 1,171+ views
    Newsday ^ | Laura Rivera
    Jim Hurd II crouched among the petunias and wispy pennisetum grasses at the TWA Flight 800 memorial Monday, trying to fix broken lights for Tuesday night's prayer service. Since his son, Jamie Hurd III, died on the flight on July 17, 1996, Hurd, 62, travels to Smith Point Beach each July on the anniversary of the crash from his home in Severn, Md. During much of the rest of the year, he urges airline industry groups to outfit airplanes with a device that would have prevented the explosion that killed his son. Yet 11 years after the center fuel tank...
  • The Great Media Scandal Keeps Getting Greater {TWA 800}

    06/07/2007 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 210 replies · 4,643+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7 June 2007 | Jack Cashill
    James Sanders is stirring again. Two items have put the veteran investigative reporter – and my partner on the documentary "Silenced" and the book "First Strike" – on his own personal Code Orange. One is the news out of JFK that Islamic terrorists are up to their old tricks again. At JFK? My, who da thunk it? The second, and more personally galvanizing, is that Sanders has just gotten a big batch of new TWA Flight 800-related documents from the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act. These documents stem from Sanders' stillborn civil suit against a government that convicted...
  • The black hole in George Tenet's universe

    05/03/2007 9:39:31 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 8 replies · 1,115+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3 May 2007 | Jack Cashill
    On the night of July 17, 1996, while George Tenet was deputy director of Central Intelligence, TWA Flight 800 took off from JFK headed for Paris only to disappear into a black hole off the coast of Long Island 12 minutes later. So powerful was the gravitational field of that hole that not even a single proton of information about the doomed flight has escaped it, at least not in Tenet's new book, "At the Center of the Storm." There is much to overlook here, and Tenet has no excuse for doing so. A presumed terrorist attack on an airliner...
  • Missile Witnesses Needed Now - TWA 800

    03/29/2007 11:25:45 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 269 replies · 2,996+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 29 March 2007 | Jack Cashill
    What prompts this column is an e-mail I received last week from a retired USNR commander and former TWA pilot, with whom I had had no prior contact. He recounted a conversation that he had shortly after the mid-air destruction of TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996, off the coast of Long Island. He had a particular interest in the plane's demise for two reasons. One is that he was a qualified accident investigator. The second is that he had flown that very same flight a week earlier. "It had to be a bloody missile, probably an un-armed Tomahawk,...
  • How Sandy Berger Paid Back the GOP

    01/30/2007 3:22:10 AM PST · by kellynla · 239 replies · 10,566+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 29, 2007 | Jack Cashill
    On July 6, 2006, Stonebridge International, a global strategy firm, announced that it had added a new member to its high-profile, five-member advisory board – former Democrat Rep. Lee Hamilton. True to form, the major media ignored the Hamilton appointment. They should not have. Hamilton, who had served as vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, had just joined a firm headed by the man who had criminally undermined that very Commission, Stonebridge chairman and founder Samuel "Sandy" Berger. In the words of a recent House Committee report, Berger had perpetrated "a disturbing breach of trust and protocol that compromised the...
  • (TWA 800) 'Zoom climb' Scenario Falling Apart

    12/14/2006 9:28:35 AM PST · by Hal1950 · 154 replies · 4,319+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 14 December 2006 | Jack Cashill
    Slowly but surely, retired United Airline Capt. Ray Lahr and attorney John Clarke are prying open the can of worms known as the TWA Flight 800 investigation, and sooner or later the major media will have to take notice. WABC in New York already has. Two weeks ago, the station's Jim Hoffer did a short feature headlined "Major court ruling in TWA Flight 800 case." What proved to be most newsworthy about the feature, however, was not the ruling in question but a surprising admission by former NTSB managing director Peter Goelz. As Hoffer noted, and has been reported here...
  • Truth Down The Memory Hole

    12/08/2006 4:56:27 PM PST · by Hal1950 · 15 replies · 1,082+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jack Cashill
    For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction ... it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in. George Orwell, "1984" On Aug. 14, 1996, four weeks after the crash of TWA Flight 800, the New York Times confirmed what the White House feared, namely that America had suffered the most lethal attack on its homeland ever. "Now that investigators say they think the center fuel tank did not explode," wrote the Times, "they say the only good explanations remaining are...
  • 'Triple Cross' Blows TWA 800 Wide Open

    11/22/2006 8:50:59 AM PST · by Hal1950 · 130 replies · 5,362+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 22 November 2006 | Jack Cashill
    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...
  • Spot-on report describes 3-missile attack (on TWA 800)

    11/09/2006 9:04:16 AM PST · by Hal1950 · 285 replies · 5,921+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9 November 2006 | Jack Cashill
    This week I received a communication from retired United Airline Capt. Ray Lahr. It contained two items of great interest – one dollop of good legal news and one unexpected and truly incredible report. The legal news concerned Ray's success in Los Angeles District Court after years of "long and lonely and expensive" effort. Judge Howard Matz had succinctly mandated that "Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shall produce to plaintiff the material set forth in Exhibit A and the National Transportation Safety Board shall produce to plaintiff the material set forth in Exhibit B." Significantly, the judge also authorized Lahr attorney...
  • Katie Says What? (Vanity/Video Link)

    09/15/2006 4:39:53 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 7 replies · 686+ views ^ | 9/11/01 | NBC's Today Show
    Katie Says What?
  • "COLD CASE" - TWA FLIGHT 800 Movement in D.C. on FBI cover-up

    08/21/2006 8:19:46 PM PDT · by AnimalLover · 137 replies · 2,669+ views
    World Net ^ | August 17, 2006 | Jack Cashill
    Serious movement in D.C. – and if I hadn't been there, I would not have believed it. For several months Joan Wire and her daughter have been trying to secure an appointment with a highly effective government official we'll simply call Mr. Washington. Joan Wire is the stalwart wife of Mike Wire. Mike is the storied "man on the bridge," the single most critical eyewitness in the saga of TWA Flight 800, the 747 that was inexplicably blown out of the sky on the night of July 17, 1996. The CIA built its notorious zoom-climb animation around Mike's position on...
  • Coast to Coast AM LIVE THREAD July 17-18, 2006 (ISLAM / Flight 800)

    07/17/2006 10:44:19 PM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 5 replies · 549+ views | 2006-07-17/18 | George Noory, Jack Cashill, Howard Bloom
    Howard Bloom referenced the hadith below on JOOOOOOZ MUSLIMS INSTRUCTED TO KILL CHRISTIANS AND JEWS [9:29-30] JUST FOR SPEAKING AGAINST ISLAM [9:32]! KORAN [9.29] Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection. KORAN [9.30] And the Jews say: Uzair [Ezra] is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is...
  • Free Flow: If The Fuel Tanks On Airplanes Could Talk

    07/12/2006 11:09:51 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 37 replies · 1,537+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 12 July 2006 | Don Phillips
    Ten years ago this month, a Boeing 747 was climbing away from New York, headed for Paris, when an explosion ripped off the front section and sent fiery debris and bodies plunging into the Atlantic Ocean, just off Long Island. Few crashes before or since Trans World Airlines Flight 800 have produced as many conspiracy theories, which included terrorists, stray missiles and meteorites. Hundreds of U.S. agents spent four years chasing down thousands of leads. In the end, they agreed with accident investigators that an exploding fuel tank had caused the disaster, killing 230 people. But a decade later, steps...
  • Aurora Father Still Wants Answers

    07/12/2006 8:54:19 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 21 replies · 929+ views
    Beacon News ^ | 12 July 2996
    Doomed TWA Flight 800 took his daughter, 2 granddaughters Ten years after the rain came, Wayne Rogers is still waiting for answers. He does not question why 17 inches of water fell from the sky, flooding his home in Lakeside of Sans Souci and destroying most of his possessions. Act of God. Mother Nature. Inadequate drainage. End of discussion. But that Flood of 10,000 Years — the anniversary of which is coming up next week — is nothing more than a footnote to the tragedy that forever changed Rogers' life on that awful date. That's because July 17, 1996, is...
  • Shrapnel Evidence From Victims Holds Key

    07/11/2006 9:34:06 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 13 replies · 1,449+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11 July 2006 | Graeme Sephton
    From August 1996 until October 1997, the FBI prefaced nearly every Flight 800 news update with the assertion that its agents were intensively scrutinizing the evidence to determine whether the initial explosion was a bomb, a missile or the result of a mechanical failure, specifically in the fuel tank. Six years of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI has now established that the most precise characterization of the explosion was provided by the victims themselves. Because the reports of many witnesses described a missile-like object rising from the surface, the FBI swarmed to Long Island and took...
  • A Decade After TWA Flight 800 Crashed, It's Safer To Fly

    07/09/2006 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 36 replies · 1,138+ views
    Newsday ^ | 8 July 2006 | Sylvia Adcock
    In the decade since TWA Flight 800 exploded off Long Island's South Shore, flying on commercial airlines has grown so much safer that the risk of dying in a plane crash has plunged to its lowest level in history. Improvements in technology and training -- and an added focus on safety spawned by Flight 800 in July 1996 and the ValuJet crash in Florida two months earlier -- have helped usher in an unprecedented period of air safety, experts say. In the past five years, the accident rate "has been brought to the brink of extinction," said Arnold Barnett, a...
  • Silenced: Flight 800 and the Subversion of Justice, Part 1 [10th Anniv. Warm-up]

    06/22/2006 8:43:39 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 1,321 replies · 10,118+ views
    WND ^ | June 4, 2001 | Jack Cashill
    Editor's note: On the evening of July 17, 1996, at 8:19 p.m., TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, took off from Kennedy Airport, bound for Paris. At 8:31 p.m., over 730 people watched Flight 800 explode, killing all 230 of the people aboard. Not long afterwards, millions of Americans watched their televisions in fascinated horror as search and rescue crews looked for survivors among the flaming debris. Only dead bodies were recovered. Flight 800 is mostly an ugly memory for people these days. The U.S. government issued an explanation that a fuel tank had somehow exploded. Yet, they flatly denied...
  • THE DOWNING OF TWA FLIGHT 800 Exclusive: Jack Cashill argues new investigation of '96 event ne

    06/22/2006 7:35:47 AM PDT · by drypowder · 159 replies · 3,037+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 22, 2006 | Jack Cashill