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  • TWA 800: Thank God for C-SPAN!

    10/15/2016 3:30:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    This Saturday at 8:45 p.m. and Sunday at 10 p.m., on C-SPAN’s "Book-TV", a national TV audience will get to see, unedited, my take on the fate of TWA Flight 800. In truth, the story should have been on every network. My book, TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy, addresses the most successful cover-up in American peacetime history, the one that followed the destruction of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island in July 1996. The fact that the Clinton White House orchestrated this cover-up during the heat of the 1996 election campaign should have made...
  • TWA 800: My Improbable Lunch with the Chairman of the NTSB

    08/29/2016 11:40:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    If you had told me on the morning of July 7 that I would have lunch on July 8 with the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, I would have likely countered with tales of flying pigs or Hamlet-writing monkeys. I knew the odds. In 2013-14, the TWA 800 Project Team made a systematic attempt to get the NTSB to reopen the investigation into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800. The Project Team included high-level whistleblowers, family members of the victims, and eyewitnesses. Collectively, team members had a whole lot more juice than I did, but for all...
  • TWA 800: Here is what we now know

    07/13/2016 7:11:01 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 59 replies
    WND ^ | Jul 13, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    Twenty years ago this Sunday, TWA Flight 800, a 747 bound for Paris, exploded off the coast of Long Island, killing all 230 people on board. In the last few years, researchers have unearthed an astonishing treasure trove of CIA documents, secured a confirmed video of a Long Island missile launch five days before TWA 800’s demise, and persuaded numerous witnesses and whistleblowers from inside the investigation to come forward. Here is what we now know.
  • 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...
  • When the Government Lies: TWA Flight 800

    06/29/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 29, 2016 | Mark A. Hewitt
    Years ago, in another lifetime, I flew the mighty F-4S Phantom II in the jet route structure. Several times I flew high enough for the engine exhaust to condense in the minus 60°F atmosphere. At 30,000 feet, I’d look in the mirrors on the canopy bow and watch a pair of thick contrails swirl behind me, laying down a set of unmistakable tracks proving that I was no longer just turning jet fuel into jet noise but I was leaving a trail visible for all to see for miles and miles. Some people on the ground, primarily those on the...
  • Jack Cashill's TWA 800: For a Mother, 20 Years Ago Is Yesterday

    06/23/2016 4:49:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2016 | Lisa Michelson
    Throughout the TWA 800 investigation, authorities held the grief of family members in ready reserve to ward off tough questions. Within months of the July 1996 crash, FBI honcho Jim Kallstrom was citing the "consternation and pain" of the families to silence critics. True to form, the media interviewed only those family members that affirmed the government position. Many parents, like Lisa Michelson, did not. -- Jack CashillWhen I came home from work on the evening of July 17, 1996 I turned on the television and the newscasts were all saying the same thing: TWA Flight 800, bound for Paris,...
  • 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...
  • Meygan Kelly show, FBI guest calls out Huma

    06/13/2016 7:19:46 PM PDT · by DAC21 · 96 replies
    Fox News | 6-13-16 | DAC21
    Ex FBI Agent James Kallstrom tells Meygan of the enemy within.
  • TWA 800: Breaking -- Air Traffic Controller Tells All

    06/13/2016 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 463 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-13-16 | Jack Cashill
    As I hoped would happen, American Thinker’s series on TWA Flight 800 has prompted individuals with first hand knowledge to come forward. “Mark Johnson” is one. An air traffic controller (ATC), he worked the night of July 17, 1996 -- the night TWA Flight 800 was destroyed -- at the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) located in Westbury, New York. Johnson has provided me with his real name, and I have confirmed that he was in a position to know what he says he knows. He requested that I use an alias because he has children who depend...
  • TWA 800: What the CIA Did to Mike Wire, Witness 571

    06/09/2016 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 9, 2016 | Mike Wire
    TWA 800 was destroyed twenty years ago this July off the coast of Long Island. Mike Wire was one of the 258 FBI witnesses who reported an apparent missile strike. The New York Times, which owned the story, interviewed not a single one of them. In the absence of real information, the CIA and FBI collaborated to discredit the eyewitnesses and advance an exploding fuel tank theory. Wire’s case is just one shocking example out of many. To learn more, see Jack Cashill’s introductory article in this series or his book, TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy (Regnery:...
  • TWA 800: The Great Untold Story of Our Time

    06/07/2016 5:18:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    On the pleasant summer evening of July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 left JFK Airport in New York bound for Paris. Twelve minutes after takeoff, about ten miles south of the popular south shore of Long Island, at least two surface-to-air missiles blew the 747 out of the sky, killing all 230 people on board. I write the above with 100 percent confidence. I owe that confidence to the efforts of a small corps of committed individuals -- eyewitnesses, independent researchers, whistleblowers from within the investigation, and family members who have turned their grief into action. In attempting to get...
  • Downing of EgyptAir 990 inspired 9/11 plot, says Al Qaeda newsletter

    02/11/2016 3:31:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | February 11, 2016
    Usama bin Laden may have gotten the idea for the 9/11 attacks after watching news coverage of the 1999 crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, in which a jihadist co-pilot caused the airliner to nosedive into the Atlantic, according to a first-hand account from one of the terror chief’s top lieutenants. Bin Laden wondered why the co-pilot in the deliberate crash did not fly the plane into buildings, Nasir al Wuhayshi said in the latest AQAP newsletter, in an account translated by the Long War Journal. Al Wuhayshi, former adviser to bin Laden and leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian...
  • Former Obama pilot: TWA Flight 800 was not blown up by a faulty fuel tank; it was shot down.

    04/16/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 104 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4-15-15 | Andrew Zanginger
    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. LOOK BACK: REPORTING THE CRASH OF TWA FLIGHT 800 ON JULY 17, 1996 There are many reasons to disbelieve the official explanation of what happened to TWA 800 almost 19 years ago, on July 17, 1996, off the South Shore of Long Island. There’s hardly an airline pilot among the hundreds I know who buys...
  • TWA 800 Crashed 18 Years ago today.

    07/17/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Toespi · 59 replies
    Strange times.
  • Malaysia Jet Went Down on Flight 800 Anniversary

    07/17/2014 2:03:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The apparent crash of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner in Ukraine came on the 18th anniversary of another huge aviation disaster: the midair explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 into the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island. All 230 people on board the Boeing 747-100 were killed in the July 17, 1996, tragedy
  • THE DOWNING OF TWA FLIGHT 800 The Clinton criminal-cabal cover-up

    08/05/2013 11:34:09 AM PDT · by drypowder · 18 replies
    WND ^ | Aug, 4, 2013 | James Sanders
    After 17 years of investigating a criminal cabal at the top of the Clinton administration and Department of Justice, which included my indictment and trial for investigating them, I finally gathered a comprehensive fact-set any rookie prosecutor can take to a grand jury and obtain indictments. Read more at
  • The Best Mob Story Ever (Jack Cashill)

    08/04/2013 11:56:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    The best mob story ever told does not involve Al Capone or Bugsy Segal or John Gotti. It involves a mobster few American have ever heard of, Greg Scarpa by name, and his not quite as lethal son, Greg Scarpa Jr., "Junior" going forward. One reason few people ever heard of Scarpa is that until his arrest in September 1992, he worked as a "Top Echelon Confidential Informant" under the protection of the FBI for the most of the thirty years prior. During that time, Scarpa murdered at least fifty people. Understandably, this is not a story not that the...
  • 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...
  • Brand-new TWA 800 film to finally spill beans? (exposed corruption behind original investigation)

    06/20/2013 6:12:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 102 replies
    WND ^ | June 19, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    Seventeen years after the Paris-bound TWA Flight 800 blew up off the coast of Long Island, producers Tom Stalcup and Kristina Borjesson have released a new documentary –simply titled “TWA Flight 800” – that has the very real potential to re-open the investigation into the plane’s destruction. Kudos, in particular, to Stalcup. A Ph.D. physicist by background, he has dedicated the last 16 years of his life to exposing what is arguably the most flagrant government cover-up in American peacetime history. Borjesson has likewise been involved from the beginning. As a producer at CBS in 1996 when TWA 800 was...
  • 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.
  • T.W.A. Flight 800 Skeptics Paying a Heavy Price (Article from 2/21/2000)

    06/19/2013 4:09:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 89 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 2-21-2000 | Philip Weiss
    J. Bruce Maffeo came out of Federal District Court at 40 Centre Street on Feb. 9 after arguing the appeal of his client, investigative reporter James Sanders, and looked around to see how many journalists had shown up. Just three: me, Allan Wolper of Editor & Publisher and Mr. Wolper’s student at Rutgers, Tina Bui. Mr. Maffeo got a disgusted look. “The press marginalized Jim as a kook,” he said. “And now they walk by him like he’s a dog run over by a semi.” Back in 1997, Mr. Sanders got two swatches of seat material from a disgruntled source...
  • 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...
  • LIVE THREAD: Obama to speak publicly about terrorism attempt Christmas Day.

    12/28/2009 12:05:24 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 99 replies · 4,757+ views
    28 DEC 09 | dcbryan1
    President speaking live now! Topics: 1) Steps feds taking;2) Investigating ongoing; 3) How awesome he is and how HE stopped the attack (just kidding); 4) Actions to protect Americans;5) Statement on the unrest in Iran
  • 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.
  • 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. ...
  • TWA 800 - Testimony of Commander William S. Donaldson III, (ret.)

    12/20/2001 5:04:28 PM PST · by Asmodeus · 45 replies · 710+ views
    Testimony To The Congressional Subcommittee on Aviation of Commander William S. Donaldson III, USN (ret.) REAUTHORIZATION OF THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD Thursday, May 6, 1999 House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Washington, D.C. Mr. DUNCAN. Our third and final witness will be Commander William S. Donaldson, III, U.S. Navy retired, an aviation mishap analyst who is here to make some comments concerning the NTSB and its organization and particularly its investigation of the TWA 800 crash. Commander Donaldson, thank you for waiting, thank you for being here with us today, and you may ...
  • What Does Leon Panetta Know About TWA 800?

    01/09/2009 4:55:18 AM PST · by dascallie · 31 replies · 1,937+ views
    What Does Leon Panetta Know About TWA 800 © Jack Cashill January 8, 2009 - Last week, I received an email from a former 747 pilot named Thomas Young. In early August 1996, Young explained, he was laid up in a Hong Kong hospital with a back injury. His employer, Polar Air Cargo, flew his wife Barbara out to join him. They had little else to do but watch TV. Here is what they saw. The videotape began with people milling about on a deck facing a body of water. In the background, a streak of†light can be seen...
  • What Does Leon Panetta Know About TWA 800

    01/08/2009 8:18:40 PM PST · by Sioux-san · 85 replies · 3,879+ views ^ | 1/8/2008 | Jack Cashill
    Last week, I received an email from a former 747 pilot named Thomas Young. In early August 1996, Young explained, he was laid up in a Hong Kong hospital with a back injury. His employer, Polar Air Cargo, flew his wife Barbara out to join him. They had little else to do but watch TV. Here is what they saw. The videotape began with people milling about on a deck facing a body of water. In the background, a streak of†light can be seen leaving a point below the edge of the deck, accelerating as it climbed; it passed behind...
  • Did explosion cause jet hole?

    07/25/2008 12:59:54 PM PDT · by null and void · 53 replies · 151+ views
    The Sun ^ | 7/25/08 | STAFF REPORTER
    A GAPING hole which ripped through the belly of a jumbo jet mid-flight may have been caused by an explosive device or a damaged fuselage, aviation experts say. The packed Quantas Boeing 747 was forced to make an emergency landing in the Philippines today after the hole ripped through the plane’s belly. Some passengers were so terrified they vomited when oxygen masks has to be used as the Melbourne-bound flight touched down. Air expert David Learmount said: “It’s possible there was some kind of explosive device in the suitcases. There’s a hole where there shouldn’t be.” But Mr Learmount, who...
  • TWA Flight 800 Downed 12 Years Ago Today

    07/18/2008 5:32:26 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 109 replies · 397+ views ^ | July 17, 2008 | Jack Cashill
    I dedicated my book, What’s The Matter With California, to a retired United Airline pilot named Ray Lahr, “a true Californian and patriot”—and with good reason. Today, the tireless World War II vet and his intrepid attorney, John Clarke, are all that stand in the way of the successful execution of the single most astonishing cover-up in American peacetime history. What makes this whole event so astonishing is that TWA Flight 800 went down with 230 good souls on board in full view of literally hundreds of eyewitnesses on Long Island’s affluent south shore. Even more astonishing, although 270 of...
  • FAA Requires Upgraded Jet Fuel Tanks

    07/16/2008 3:29:04 PM PDT · by John W · 39 replies · 63+ views
    AHN News ^ | July 16, 2008 | Vittorio Hernandez
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - The Federal Aviation Authority is slated to issue Wednesday an order requiring aircraft jet fuel tanks to be upgraded in an effort to avert air disasters. The requirement's introduction coincides with the 12th anniversary of the ill-fated TWA Flight 800 which exploded in 1996. The Boeing 747-100 was on its way to Paris from New York when it exploded off Long Island. All 230 passengers and crew perished. According to an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), hot and highly explosive fumes in the aircraft's center tank ignited. A majority of other large planes...
  • 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 ...
  • TWA FLIGHT 800

    11/27/2001 1:52:03 PM PST · by sandydipper · 494 replies · 1,190+ views
    3rd party | 11/27/01 | Fred Roberts
    Today I had conversation with a commercial pilot who said that in July of 1996 just after the SHOOT DOWN of TWA800 a co-worker also a commercial pilot told him that he was sent to Paris to pick up the TWA president and fly him back to DC. The second pilot was a military pilot at the time and said that as soon as they returned to DC the TWA guy was helicoptered to the White House.

    01/29/2008 12:45:23 PM PST · by OESY · 178 replies · 213+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 29, 2008 | Linda Stasi
    ...Tonight's "The Final Report: Investigation of TWA Flight 800" on National Geographic Channel presents a brilliant, well-researched look into what the investigators found - and what they didn't find. The show details the animosity that existed from day one between the NTSB and the FBI. The NTSB is usually the final word in all air crashes. But because a number of eyewitnesses on the ground saw streaks flying towards the aircraft right before it exploded, and air traffic controllers reporting blips around the aircraft, the FBI came in and took over the investigation, calling it a possible crime. There were...
  • 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...
  • Was 'TWA FLIGHT 800' [1996, where 230 Americans were killed] an ISLAMIC TERROR attack?

    11/04/2007 10:52:57 AM PST · by PRePublic · 43 replies · 212+ views
    TWA FLIGHT 800 was DOWNED in 1996 by a MISSILE, not the fuel tank! HOW MANY JOBS WERE LOST DUE TO CLINTON COVERUP?? 2002 - The GOVERNMENT COVER-UP is STILL GOING ON! TWA Flight 800 shot down on July 16, 1996. On July 15 a communiqu‚ was issued by Islamic jihad connected to Iraq. It read: "The mujahideen [holy warriors] will deliver the ultimate response to the threats of the foolish American president. Everyone will be amazed at the size of that response. Their time is at the morning-dawn," which corresponded to dusk in New York when TWA Flight 800...