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  • Flying the Unfriendly Skies: Defending against the Threat of Shoulder-Fired Missiles

    04/19/2005 7:53:08 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 50 replies · 1,004+ views
    CATO INSTITUTE.ORG ^ | APRIL 19, 2005 | CHARLES V. PENA
    Shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, or MANPADS (man-portable air defense systems), have proliferated throughout the world. They can be purchased on the military arms black market for as little as $5,000. More than two dozen terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda, are believed to possess such weapons. The FBI estimates that there have been 29 MANPADS attacks against civilian aircraft resulting in 550 deaths. At least 25 of the reported attacks have been attributed to non state actors. Even though a U.S. airliner has not been attacked by a missile, the question well may be when, not if, such an attack will happen....
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Federal judge examines Flight 800: court inquiring if investigators abused justice system

    04/23/2004 1:15:23 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 84 replies · 370+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, April 23, 2004 | Jack Cashill
    Almost eight years after TWA Flight 800 was blasted out of the sky, a federal judge permitted discovery to go forward in a civil case James and Elizabeth Sanders have brought against the federal government and eight named defendants. A retired cop turned journalist, Sanders alleged that the defendants – namely certain federal officials involved in the Flight 800 investigation – perverted the system, using ordinary criminal process for the improper purpose of quelling the free speech of him and his wife, Elizabeth, the plaintiffs in the case. "Not only is the chilling of free speech of citizens not what...
  • How Richard Clarke concocted the TWA 800 'exit strategy' ... and why

    04/05/2004 2:37:58 AM PDT · by Nitro · 79 replies · 1,682+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/05/04
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How Richard Clarke concocted the TWA 800 'exit strategy' ... and why -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: April 5, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern Editor's note: James Sanders co-authored this commentary. Also, the price has been slashed on "First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America"! The latest book by Jack Cashill and James Sanders explains how a determined corps of ordinary citizens worked to reveal the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal investigation. © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Richard Clarke takes no credit for what is likely an act of criminal obstruction of justice On July 17, 1996 – Liberation...
  • Clarke's complicity in crash cover-up

    03/24/2004 4:31:03 PM PST · by js1138 · 104 replies · 1,327+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 24, 2004 | Jack Cashill
    Clarke's complicity in crash cover-up Posted: March 24, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Jack Cashill © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com While counter-terrorism expert and man-of-the-hour Richard Clarke is in a chatty mood, someone might choose to ask him what he knows about TWA Flight 800. If no one in the media will, perhaps retired United Airline pilot Ray Lahr will get the chance to put Clarke under oath. Lahr next goes to court on April 5 in Los Angeles to advance his suit against the National Transportation Safety Board, the CIA and a reluctant Boeing for their role in creating the CIA's preposterous zoom-climb animation,...
  • Report: FBI Agents Took Ground Zero Souvenirs

    Report: FBI Agents Took Ground Zero Souvenirs FBI Had No Policy On Taking Mementos POSTED: 1:44 a.m. EST February 26, 2004 UPDATED: 1:14 p.m. EST February 26, 2004 Story by wnbc.com NEW YORK -- According to a Justice Department report, at least 13 FBI agents entrusted with removing evidence following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, removed items for souvenirs or gifts, NewsChannel 4 reported. According to the confidential report, agents removed American flags, marble building chunks, patches from World Trade Center security guard uniforms, World Trade Center signs and keys and a Tiffany globe. "To think of taking...
  • TWA FLIGHT 800: Pilot takes NTSB to court: CIA lied, expert eyewitnesses come forward

    12/12/2003 2:25:10 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 132 replies · 3,614+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, December 12, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    Airline captain takes NTSB to court Posted: December 12, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com On Monday, Dec. 15, Retired United Airline Capt. Ray Lahr takes his case against the National Transportation Safety Board to court, the last adversary this unlikely activist ever expected to face. Lahr has no illusion about the challenge he faces, but he is focusing his attack on the most vulnerable point of the NTSB's defense – what he calls "the zoom-climb scenario" – and he has marshaled some impressive forces to help breach it. The government first advanced this scenario six years earlier – Nov. 18, 1997,...
  • Revelation in San Francisco

    09/05/2003 8:39:03 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 197+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, September 5, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    In July, I had the privilege of speaking on the subject of TWA Flight 800 at the famed Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to a surprisingly large and impassioned audience. To help publicize the talk, both Melanie Morgan and Barbara Simpson obliged me by having me on their respective talk shows on San Francisco's radio superstation, KSFO. It was on Barbara Simpson's excellent show that the call came in. The caller, a banker, had neither read the book, "First Strike," nor was he familiar with its thesis. But he did have an interesting story to tell. Two years earlier, in...
  • FAA special agent blows whistle on FBI-TWA Flight 800

    08/29/2003 12:42:49 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 31 replies · 307+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, August 29, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    My partner, James Sanders and I, have recently received what may be the single most convincing document proving a conscious government cover-up of the true fate of TWA Flight 800. In a government filled with the faint-hearted, it is always reassuring to find one person who is not afraid to tell the truth. The person in question is Bogdan Dzakovic. A five-year Coast Guard veteran, Dzakovic has worked for the Security Division of the Federal Aviation Administration since 1987 and now works for the Transportation Security Agency. Dzakovic made the news a while back for filing a Whistleblower Disclosure against...
  • Letter to 9-11 Commission on TWA-800

    07/19/2003 1:34:15 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies · 315+ views
    TWA800.com ^ | July 17, 2003 | Michael Hull
    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States 301 7th Street, SW Room 5125 Washington, DC 20407 July 17, 2003 Dear Members of the 9-11 Commission: Recently, I wrote to you about Terrorist Missile Activity in the NY – Washington metropolitan areas. A copy of this correspondence is attached at the end of this letter. In that earlier correspondence I suggested that you reexamine missile activity which was reported both prior to and following the TWA 800 crash. On this anniversary of the TWA crash I would like to submit for your consideration a detailed summary of the eyewitnesses’...
  • Seven Years Later: Was TWA Flight 800 a First Strike By Jihad Terrorists? (posted 7/17/03)

    07/17/2003 12:28:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 74 replies · 3,258+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | July 17, 2003 | Scott Holleran
    It's been seven years since the July 17, 1996, crash of TWA Flight 800 near Long Island, New York, and the cause remains unknown; the lingering mystery of one of the nation's worst aviation disasters is now a forgotten media spectacle. The $ 40 million federal investigation concluded that the plane was probably brought down by a fuel tank explosion, leaving the question of the blast's origin unanswered. The unexplained explosion of TWA 800 claimed 230 lives. Two days after the crash, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch told CNN: "We're looking at somebody who either put a bomb on it or...
  • TWA Flight 800: By the numbers

    07/14/2003 10:30:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 366+ views
    WND ^ | July 15, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    Editor's note: This week marks the seventh anniversary of the downing of TWA Flight 800. Author Jack Cashill, whose book with James Sanders, "First Strike," presents a compelling case for terrorist involvement in the tragedy, today presents an index of facts surrounding the event and its aftermath. © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com 7 Come July 17, the number of years this crime has gone unsolved. 270 The number of eyewitnesses that the FBI admitted saw what appeared to be ascending streaks of light. 34 The number of eyewitnesses interviewed by analysts from the Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center whose...
  • TWA Flight 800: The final push: Cashill appeals to informants to bring justice to crash victims

    06/23/2003 11:29:54 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 161+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, June 24, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    July 17 represents the seventh anniversary of the destruction of TWA Flight 800, an event that in "First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America," James Sanders and I prove beyond all reasonable doubt was not caused by mechanical failure. July 17 also represents the realistic closing of the window to break this story in the national news. Although we show in indisputable and significant detail how the case was corrupted, the media still insist that they need a "hook." The anniversary date provides one. To bolster our case, we need your help. If you can provide or...
  • TWA Flight 800: A mother's letter: Jack Cashill reveals FBI suggested downing act of terrorism

    06/19/2003 12:59:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 28 replies · 554+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, June 19, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    Posted: June 19, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern Author's note: In response to letters like this one, we are making a final drive before July 17 to pressure the government to reopen the investigation. This will include a special petition for pilots and others in the aviation community soon to be found at Reopen800.com. If this anniversary goes by without justice, or at least an attempt to seek it, the forces of injustice will have prevailed. © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Dear Mr. Cashill, I read your book, "First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America," and found it not only very well written,...
  • TWA 800: Pilots speak out

    05/17/2003 7:23:43 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 189 replies · 2,009+ views
    © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 17, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    TWA 800: Pilots speak out Posted: May 17, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com After my most recent trip to Washington last weekend, I have come to one sorry conclusion: The only people who believe that a fuel-tank problem destroyed TWA Flight 800 sit in America's major media newsrooms. They certainly don't sit in the cockpits of America's airliners. After some 200 radio and TV interviews and a score of live appearances, I have talked to at least 100 airline pilots. Of those, exactly one supported the government thesis. What follows are some of the unsolicited e-mails I have...
  • How Newsweek can rewrite the history of TWA Flight 800

    04/25/2003 8:15:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies · 226+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/28/2003 | Jack Cashill
    As I last reported, virtually everyone in the major media has treated Team "First Strike" respectfully in our attempt to arouse interest about the fate of TWA Flight 800. The one exception was Newsweek's Mark Hosenball. Indeed, Hosenball treated us with all the tact and diplomacy his fellow countryman, "Simon," reserves for off-key warblers on "American Idol." Hosenball's defensiveness, however, may have less to do with some idiosyncrasy of British behavior than with the fact that he has much to be defensive about. It was Hosenball, after all, who penned the media's most stirring defense of the CIA's now notorious...
  • Did Clinton appointee corrupt Flight 800 probe?

    04/12/2003 2:24:15 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 429+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    On July 1, Jamie Gorelick will leave her position as vice chairman of the Federal National Mortgage Association to devote more time to the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, more routinely known as the "9-11 Commission." Her appointment to this select ten-person commission has raised no eyebrows. It should have. As deputy attorney general, Gorelick played a key role in shaping – some would say "corrupting" – the outcome of the TWA Flight 800 investigation. Given what she knows, Gorelick could play an even more critical role in determining "prior knowledge" about the events of...
  • Feds' 'dog story' has no bite: Explosives training exercise not conducted on doomed 747

    04/03/2003 5:08:19 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 210+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, April 3, 2003
    Within one month of the downing of TWA Flight 800, media reported that investigators had found traces of explosive materials in the plane's wreckage. The theory that something other than mechanical failure doomed the Paris-bound Boeing 747 on July 17, 1996, had become well-established at that time, said Jack Cashill, co-author with James Sanders of the recently released book "First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America." Reassembled 747 at Long Island hangar The New York Times said Aug. 14, 1996, that "residue consistent with an explosive" had been identified by chemists in 10 field tests at Calverton,...
  • THE DOWNING OF TWA FLIGHT 800: Probe's conclusion built on faked interview

    04/02/2003 12:23:26 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 61 replies · 883+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2003
    <p>On Nov. 18, 1997, the CIA and the FBI announced the end of the criminal investigation of TWA Flight 800 with the presentation of a video that ostensibly put to rest theories that the Paris-bound Boeing 747 had been destroyed by a bomb or missile.</p> <p>With the 14-minute video, investigators overcame the biggest obstacle to the mechanical failure theory – 736 eyewitnesses, including the key witnesses who said they saw an ascending streak head toward the jetliner before it broke apart.</p>
  • TWA 800; What Clinton Knew

    03/25/2003 5:21:40 AM PST · by wgeorge2001 · 24 replies · 839+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 21,2003 | Jack Cashill
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TWA 800 revelation: What the president knew -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 25, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com The most controversial part of our new book, "First Strike – TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America," comes at the end, in Chapter 14, when James Sanders and I argue that terrorists used a small airplane as a flying bomb to destroy TWA Flight 800. We further argue that had the truth been told on July 17, 1996, there might not have been a Sept. 11, 2001. Since the publication of the book, we have received additional evidence...
  • Flight TWA-800 - Air Traffic Control Audio Tape

    03/19/2003 10:22:00 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 36 replies · 2,279+ views
    TWA800.com ^ | 3/19/2003
    This is a link to the REAL AUDIO file of the Air Traffic Control tape of the TWA-800 tragedy occurring in real time. ATC recording Real Audio plug in required.
  • Flight 800: Major breakthrough! Jack Cashill advises U.S. has conceded wrongdoing against Sanders

    03/12/2003 11:16:44 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 146 replies · 964+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, March 13, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    One cannot underestimate the impact of what has just transpired in James and Elizabeth Sanders' ongoing civil suit against the federal government and seven named individuals. The case number is federal EDNY, #01-CV-5447 JS. The United States government has declined to respond to the Sanders' summary judgment motion – "Rule 56.1 Statement." Incredibly, by so declining, U.S. Attorney Kevin Cleary has conceded that the Sanders' 32 damning charges against his clients cannot be rebutted. In so conceding, the Justice Department tacitly acknowledges that, yes, the TWA Flight 800 investigation has been corrupted and, no, we are not prepared to contest...
  • Time to make amends: Jack Cashill on how Newsweek can rewrite history of downed jet

    02/28/2003 12:23:23 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 168+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, February 28, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    As I last reported, virtually everyone in the major media has treated Team "First Strike" respectfully in our attempt to arouse interest about the fate of TWA Flight 800. The one exception was Newsweek's Mark Hosenball. Indeed, Hosenball treated us with all the tact and diplomacy his fellow countryman, "Simon," reserves for off-key warblers on "American Idol." Hosenball's defensiveness, however, may have less to do with some idiosyncrasy of British behavior than with the fact that he has much to be defensive about. It was Hosenball, after all, who penned the media's most stirring defense of the CIA's now notorious...
  • How the New York Times Blew Its Biggest Story

    02/21/2003 1:28:13 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 42 replies · 1,199+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/15/2003 | Jack Cashill
    © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Scooped by the Washington Post on the second biggest political scandal of our time, Watergate, the New York Times had a chance to even the score. The paper had an all but proprietary lock on the most consequential political cover-up in recent American history, the case of TWA Flight 800. But the Times, alas, blew it, undone less by its ideological affinity for President Clinton than by old-fashioned journalistic hubris. On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 exploded only 12 minutes out of JFK along the south shore of Long Island, New York Times territory to be...
  • What did Kerry know, and when did he know it? (TWA Flight 800)

    02/18/2003 8:38:36 PM PST · by Michael2001 · 55 replies · 1,801+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 18, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    If there is any one serious person in America whose prior knowledge might have affected events of Sept. 11, that person is presidential aspirant, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. On Sept. 11, 2001, as we have reported earlier, Sen. Kerry appeared on the Larry King Show. Kerry's honest admission to King bears scrutiny: We have always known this could happen. We've warned about it. We've talked about it. I regret to say, as I served on the Intelligence Committee up until last year, I can remember after the bombings of the embassies, after TWA 800, we went through this flurry...
  • How the New York Times blew its biggest story

    02/15/2003 3:51:24 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 67 replies · 381+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, February 15, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    Scooped by the Washington Post on the second biggest political scandal of our time, Watergate, the New York Times had a chance to even the score. The paper had an all but proprietary lock on the most consequential political cover-up in recent American history, the case of TWA Flight 800. But the Times, alas, blew it, undone less by its ideological affinity for President Clinton than by old-fashioned journalistic hubris. On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 exploded only 12 minutes out of JFK along the south shore of Long Island, New York Times territory to be sure. On July...
  • Agonizing Decision Awaits if Root Cause of Disaster Remains Elusive (SPACE SHUTTLE, NASA)

    02/14/2003 9:43:55 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 12 replies · 187+ views
    nytimes ^ | 2/15/2003 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    Agonizing Decision Awaits if Root Cause of Disaster Remains Elusive Hard as they try and long as they take, NASA engineers may never isolate the exact, root cause of the Columbia's fatal disintegration. If it comes to that, the implications for the future of the space shuttles and the International Space Station could be profound, astronautical engineers and policy analysts say. Will shuttle flights have to be shut down while modifications are made on all suspect systems? Or will NASA make some changes, and accept other risks, to send the shuttles back into orbit sooner? In either case, the decision...
  • TWA Flight 800: Who knew what, when: Jack Cashill on the quest to reopen case of downed airliner

    02/13/2003 10:53:49 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 150+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, February 14, 2003 | Jack Cashill
    Right now, Team First Strike – James Sanders and I and our excellent publishers and publicists – are engaged in a battle that will shape the recording of contemporary history. That battle is to convince the major media that the case of TWA Flight 800 desperately needs to be reopened. As of this date, we have made high-level contacts with the New York Times, the Washington Post and Newsweek, among others. We have also made contacts with the various TV networks, but it will take a push from the print media to get television interested in a serious way. The...
  • What really happened to TWA Flight 800?

    02/01/2003 6:04:24 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 37 replies · 1,622+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, February 1, 2003
    <p>In this exclusive interview, author Jack Cashill explains why he doesn't buy the government's explanation of the tragedy and presents some of the compelling evidence detailed in "First Stike."</p> <p>Question: From the title of your book, can we assume that terrorists destroyed TWA 800?</p> <p>Answer: Ultimately, yes. On the night of July 17, the military was on the highest state of alert since the Cuban missile crisis. They were looking for something.</p> <p>Q: Terrorist missiles?</p> <p>A: No, although terrorist missiles were capable of hitting the plane, they were not capable of creating so massive an explosion.</p>
  • TWA Flight 800 –an FBI cover-up? (CLINTON COVER-UP)

    01/23/2003 10:54:43 AM PST · by cody32127 · 40 replies · 260+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 1-23-03 | WorldNetDaily.com
    The FBI, under political pressure from the Clinton administration, purposely covered up evidence of a terrorist missile strike against TWA Flight 800 in 1996, charges a book to be released in early March. "First Strike," by investigative reporters Jack Cashill and James Sanders, shows the overwhelming evidence ignored, obscured, buried and destroyed by FBI agents placed in charge of investigating the air disaster July 17, 1996, off the coast of Long Island. Some 230 people died in the explosion – making the incident the biggest, deadliest terrorist strike on American soil prior to Sept. 11, the authors say. Cashill and...
  • forensic evidence

    01/23/2003 6:31:29 AM PST · by eartotheground · 4 replies · 320+ views
    www.flight800.org ^ | unknown | unknown
    2) Incomplete and inadequate accounting for the presence of explosive traces found in diverse parts of the aircraft. FACT: Investigators detected traces of explosives (PETN and RDX) on various wreckage items.[12] Officials attributed these traces to a canine bomb detection exercise allegedly conducted in the jetliner in St. Louis five weeks before the crash.[13] According to investigators, explosive particles were inadvertently deposited on the aircraft during this exercise. FACT: On the day of the of the alleged bomb detection exercise, the aircraft that would become Flight 800 left its St. Louis gate, fully catered, with 435 passengers and bound for...
  • TWA Flight 800 – an FBI cover-up?

    01/23/2003 12:14:35 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 256+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, January 23, 2003
    <p>The FBI, under political pressure from the Clinton administration, purposely covered up evidence of a terrorist missile strike against TWA Flight 800 in 1996, charges a book to be released in early March.</p> <p>"First Strike," by investigative reporters Jack Cashill and James Sanders, shows the overwhelming evidence ignored, obscured, buried and destroyed by FBI agents placed in charge of investigating the air disaster July 17, 1996, off the coast of Long Island. Some 230 people died in the explosion – making the incident the biggest, deadliest terrorist strike on American soil prior to Sept. 11, the authors say.</p>
  • Terrorists' First Strike Against The USA

    01/20/2003 9:40:45 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 6 replies · 258+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 20, 2003 | Joel Miller
    WND BOOKS Terrorists' 1st air strike against U.S. Groundbreaking evidence points to TWA Flight 800, not Sept. 11 Posted: January 20, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joel Miller © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com The first air-terror strike against the United States did not take place on Sept. 11, 2001, according to a groundbreaking new release from WND Books. "First Strike," by investigative reporters Jack Cashill and James Sanders, argues that the first air-terror strike took place on July 17, 1996, when 230 died with the tragic downing of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island. Cashill and Sanders have uncovered...
  • TWA Flight 800 InvestigationShould be Re-opened

    12/31/2002 11:42:38 AM PST · by JohnFiorentino · 80 replies · 2,518+ views
    12/31/02 | John Fiorentino
    After several years of looking into the TWA Flight 800 disaster, several things seem certain to this author/investigator. The material in this article comes from a year-end statement posted by myself on another forum. 1. I regard the CWT scenario (as proposed by NTSB) to be insufficient to support their theory as outlined. I will not debate whether or not the CWT "exploded." I believe there is overwhelming evidence that it did. NTSB's inability to pinpoint an ignition source is a major failure, which undermines the investigation's conclusions. 2. Many aspects of the investigation warrant a thorough review, including but...
  • FBI lawyer who rejected Moussaoui search is given award

    12/17/2002 11:49:12 PM PST · by sarcasm · 3 replies · 197+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | December 18, 2002 | Greg Gordon
    <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A senior FBI lawyer who refused to seek a special warrant for a search of Zacarias Moussaoui's belongings before the Sept. 11 attacks is among nine recipients of bureau awards for "exceptional performance."</p> <p>The award to Marion (Spike) Bowman, head of the FBI's National Security Law Unit, is sure to be controversial among Minneapolis agents who sought authorization for a search, former bureau officials said. A search after the suicide hijackings, which killed more than 3,000 people, produced clues that might have helped uncover the plot.</p>
  • FAA now backs fix for fuel-tank blasts

    12/13/2002 12:04:27 PM PST · by Asmodeus · 68 replies · 534+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 13 December 2002 | Alan Levin
    EGG HARBOR, N.J. -- The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that it has developed a simple technology that prevents jet fuel tanks from exploding. For years, the agency has called the idea too expensive and complex. A fuel-tank explosion was blamed for the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996. Since then, the aviation industry has taken dozens of steps to reduce the risks. FAA rules released last year could require even more expensive redesigns of some jet models. But the device demonstrated at an FAA technical facility here could provide greater safety at a lower cost, officials said. It...
  • FAA Issues 3rd Warning on Fuel Pumps

    11/27/2002 9:42:19 AM PST · by Asmodeus · 20 replies · 345+ views
    Associated Press ^ | LESLIE MILLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is requiring about 3,500 Boeing jets to fly with extra fuel to prevent fuel pumps from overheating and possibly causing an explosion. The FAA has sent airlines three safety warnings about the problem since August. The latest was issued last weekend after pumps in three planes overheated, the FAA said Tuesday. The warning is intended as a precaution while the FAA figures out what's causing the problem with the pumps, made by Hydro-Aire Inc. of Burbank, Calif. James McKenna, managing editor of Aviation Maintenance magazine, said the FAA doesn't ordinarily need to make...
  • TWA Flight 800 - no longer an accident! Jack Cashill on evidence Iraq orchestrated attack

    11/20/2002 12:22:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 493+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, November 20, 2002 | Jack Cashill
    The jury is in on TWA Flight 800, and the verdict is clear: There is absolutely no evidence of either a mechanical failure, or of a bomb planted in the fuselage. Indeed, all available evidence suggests the explosive event that destroyed the ill-fated airliner in 1996 was caused by a terrorist group called the Islamic Change Movement. This is the "group" that had taken responsibility for the Riyadh bombing in 1995 that killed five Americans and two Indian nationals, and the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia on June 25, 1996, that killed 19 American servicemen. Early on July 17,...
  • No Longer An Accident - Downing of TWA Flight 800

    11/19/2002 4:41:39 AM PST · by canalabamian · 267 replies · 1,982+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 19, 2002 | Jack Cashill
    No longer an accident! WorldNetDaily.com The jury is in on TWA Flight 800, and the verdict is clear: There is absolutely no evidence of either a mechanical failure, or of a bomb planted in the fuselage. Indeed, all available evidence suggests the explosive event that destroyed the ill-fated airliner in 1996 was caused by a terrorist group called the Islamic Change Movement. This is the "group" that had taken responsibility for the Riyadh bombing in 1995 that killed five Americans and two Indian nationals, and the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia on June 25, 1996, that killed 19 American...
  • TWA Flight 800 - Residue, Blasts Linked

    11/07/2002 4:27:52 PM PST · by Asmodeus · 192 replies · 918+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Christopher Montgomery and Tim Tresslar
    Dayton researchers make key finding in FAA study Certain airplane fuel residues can conduct electricity and cause passenger jet fuel tanks to explode, researchers said Thursday. The finding might help prevent deadly explosions like the one that destroyed TWA Flight 800 in 1996. The finding was part of a three-year, $800,000 study commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration and carried out in part by researchers at the University of Dayton Research Institute. TWA 800 exploded over the Atlantic Ocean off the New York coast on July 17, 1996. All 230 people died in the accident. Government investigators determined the accident...
  • Physical Evidence Points to Foul-Play in TWA Flight 800 Disaster

    11/08/2002 10:50:42 PM PST · by JohnFiorentino · 113 replies · 2,007+ views
    11/9/02 | John Fiorentino
    (Below are excerpts from a forthcoming story on TWA Flight 800. They are being released now in the interest of furthering the goal of re-opening the investigation into that air disaster) Evidence I have recently uncovered would seem to indicate that the pellets referred to in the BNLabs report may be an indicator of foul play re: TWA800. (The pellets being referred to here were recovered from several victims of the crash at autopsy) The general consensus among several experts I have contacted indicates the pellets are CMC's or Ceramic Matrix Composites. (most likely pizeoelectric ceramics) Boeing has already indicated...
  • Erroneous Claims About The TWA Flight 800 Disaster

    11/08/2002 11:22:13 AM PST · by Asmodeus · 31 replies · 384+ views
    Caltech Explosion Dynamics Labratory ^ | Caltech Explosion Dynamics Labratory
    Background Facts Glossary Documents 1/4-Scale Experiments Misconceptions Misconceptions Unfortunately, misinformation about aviation kerosene combustion and misrepresentations about the official investigation of TWA 800 and the investigators have been published in print and on the worldwide web. The most common of these erroneous claims are discussed below: You can put a match out in Jet A at room temperature so it can't possibly explode inside an aircraft fuel tank.False. You can do this with many fuels that have sufficiently high flash or fire points. At room temperature, a combustible liquid fuel has enough heat capacity to absorb all the energy...
  • TWA Flight 800 - Ray Lahr's Letter To Senator Rudman

    11/04/2002 12:22:21 PM PST · by Asmodeus · 90 replies · 724+ views
    http://twa800.com/news/pbs-10-31-02.htm Associated Retired Aviation Professionals Post Office Box 90, Clements, Maryland 20624 USA PBS News Hour October 31, 2002 This evening former Senator Warren Rudmann was interviewed on homeland defense. He mentioned Jim Kallstrom and stated that he was in charge of the "TWA 800 "Shoot Down" investigation." P.S. As the News Hour ended, they stated that Rudmann didn't mean to use the phrase "Shoot Down". To view the video of the show, go to: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/video/index.html# and search for the interview on "Securing the Homeland" dated October 31, 2002. ______________________________ Captain Ray Lahr (ret.) October 31, 2002 The Honorable Warren...
  • N.Y. City Council Holds Hearings onTWA 800 and Flight 587

    09/19/2002 2:49:27 AM PDT · by JohnFiorentino · 12 replies · 309+ views
    US Read ^ | 9/19/02 | John Fiorentino
    September 18, 2002 New York City Council Hearings on Flight 587 Part 1 by Victor Trombettas On August 19th, I was contacted by the Office of New York City Council Member, Miguel Martinez, who had proposed a resolution calling on the House of Representatives to appoint the appropriate Committee to oversee, and hold hearings into, the Flight 587 investigation, the safety of the Airbus A300-600, and pilot training. Mr. Martinez, represents the Manhattan District which is home to many families who suffered the loss loved ones on Flight 587. I've met several families who had found usread.com, and some I...
  • The Case Against the Zoom-Climb of TWA Flight 800

    09/11/2002 9:39:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies · 370+ views
    TWA800.com ^ | 9/11/2002 | Ray Lahr
    Associated Retired Aviation ProfessionalsPost Office Box 90, Clements, Maryland 20624 USA  The Case Against the Zoom-Climb of TWA Flight 800            On July 16, 1996, TWA Flight 800 was climbing out of JFK when it experienced an explosion of the center fuel tank at 13,800 feet.  Everything forward of the wing was blown away.  That much everyone agrees upon.  This occurred offshore of Long Island within eyesight of thousands of people. The FBI interviewed about 750 witnesses and about 100 of these witnesses saw a bright streak rising towards TWA800 prior to the explosion.  In an effort to explain what these...
  • FOIA Law Suit Reaches Boston’s Federal Appeals Court

    09/11/2002 9:11:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 330+ views
    TWA800.com ^ | 9/11/2002 | Graeme Sephton
    --For Immediate Release-- FOIA Law Suit Reaches Boston’s Federal Appeals Court FBI Cannot Locate Documents, Again On September 12, 2002 the 1st Circuit Federal Appeals Court in Boston will hear arguments from the FBI and the Flight 800 Independent Researchers Organization (FIRO) over the release of data and analyses from the FBI’s investigation into TWA Flight 800. Flight 800 crashed off the coast of Long Island in 1996, killing all 230 onboard. FIRO is hoping to gain access to the reports and laboratory analyses of foreign objects found during victim autopsy examinations. Some of those objects have been determined to...
  • Former NTSB Board Member Wants TWA800Investigation Re-opened By: John Fiorentino

    08/07/2002 1:40:59 PM PDT · by JohnFiorentino · 138 replies · 516+ views
    8/7/02 | John Fiorentino
    A former NTSB Board member, Dr. Vernon L. Grose has petitioned the NTSB and Congress to reconsider the TWA Flight800 investigation. In his letter to current NTSB Chair Marion Blakey, Grose urges NTSB to reconsider it's position. He states he has no desire to undermine much of the fine work done by the NTSB. In writing to the Honorable Paul E. Kanjorski of the US House of Representatives, Dr. Grose is a little more pointed, stating; "I am available to you as a resource in obtaining whatever support you require to seek the truth that, in my opinion, has been...
  • TWA800: Imposter directed air traffic for 2 1/2 days atCoast Guard Complex By: John Fiorentino

    08/04/2002 7:01:09 PM PDT · by JohnFiorentino · 36 replies · 2,191+ views
    8/4/02 | John Fiorentino
    According to a report by the New York State Emergency Management Office, it appears security was woefully inadequate in the days following the TWA Flight 800 disaster. Confusion was the order of the day, as the different agencies of government wrestled for command of the investigation. One of the missions the Guard accepted was controlling all flight operations at East Moriches as of 6:00 a.m. Sunday, July 21. Helicopter traffic grew heavier at the small Coast Guard station as the recovery operations at sea expanded. Divers were ferried out to the local-state-federal flotilla at sea and investigators, dignitaries and families...
  • TWA Flight 800 Is everyone who disagrees with NTSB a "Tin-foil hat?"

    08/03/2002 5:53:49 AM PDT · by JohnFiorentino · 222 replies · 1,233+ views
    8/2/02 | John Fiorentino
    Much has been said of those who disagree with the official line regarding the demise of TWA Flight 800. Many of the those who defend that position use classic disinformationalist tactics to disparage anyone who dares question the status quo. Phrases such as "missile-huggers" and "tin-foil hats" permeate their criticisms. To be sure their are indeed many wild theories, and is in every group of people, one finds a few wing-nuts. But is EVERYONE who questions the official scenario crazy, or missile-huggers, or tin-foil hats? The answer of course is no. Below you will find information and help in ascertaining...
  • The NTSB Flight800 "Investigation""A Shot in the Dark?"by: John E. Fiorentino

    07/27/2002 2:55:30 PM PDT · by JohnFiorentino · 43 replies · 1,314+ views
    7/27/02 | John Fiorentino
    The NTSB Flight800 "Investigation" "A Shot in the Dark?" Inspector Clouseau beware---the NTSB is gaining on you! The NTSB's abysmal handling of the Flight 800 investigation continues to be brought to the fore. Recently uncovered information points again to the sad effort put forth by this once proud and efficient organization. The NTSB, under the direction of it's then director, Jim Hall was apparently unable to identify an aircraft on an ATC, (air traffic control) tape despite the fact that the pilot radioed it's tail number to the control tower! On the evening of July 17, 1996 a pilot of...