posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 04:43 AM
a reply to: 0bserver1
Well then, allow me
1. We only had 14 alert aircraft covering the 48 states. And ALL of their procedures were to orbit off the coast unless there was a verified vector
to a bogey.
2. Our air defense radars, concentrated on the borders/coasts OUTWARD, not inward.
3. The flights shut off their transponders, rendering them as just one more unlabeled dot on screens full of dots.
4. ATC had no vectors to give the fighters, so, they followed procedure and flew to their offshore "box" to await orders.
5. It was not until the second tower was hit, that we understood it was an attack. So, that in and of itself rules out intercepting either of the
first jets. When Flight 77 popped back up, it was too late to intercept and we had ZERO air defense units with the capability of shooting down a
hostile aircraft around DC....OTHER than the shoulder launched Stingers that the Secret Service is rumored to have on the roof of the White House.
6. Flight 93 was the only aircraft that we had a realistic chance of stopping, and the 113th Fighter Wing of the DCANG, had three F-16Cs in the air
by then waiting for it. Of course, only one of the jets had any weapons, and that was 500 rounds of ammunition for the cannon. The three pilots,
were going to ram Flight 93.