a reply to: Tedgoat
"1. Analysis of the physical damage to the Pentagon and lack of debris. You can’t fit a 125 foot wide Boeing 757 into a hole 16 feet wide. The
theory that the plane vaporized is idiotic. And, what happened to the wings that allegedly sheared off? "
Well again you ignore that the impact area was over 90 feet and that the wings did not "shear" off. Nor did the plane "vaporize" .
"2. The official story of how the plane arrived at the Pentagon by making a 270 degree turn at a speed of 800 kilometers per hour is absurd. A Boeing
757 could not possibly perform that maneuver according to experts. "
Which "experts"? Because the maneuver has been duplicated in simulators many times over.
"3. AA Flight 77 was lost from radar as early as 8:56 a.m. and then allegedly reappeared 36 minutes later at 9:32 am. According to Danielle
O’Brien, an air traffic controller at Dulles International Airport, the plane that showed up on the radar was not Flight 77: “The speed, the
maneuverability, the way that it turned, we all thought in the radar room, all of us experienced air traffic controllers, that it was a military
You leave out the other sentence from Ms. O'Brien's quote ""You don't fly a 757 in that manner. It's unsafe." The hijackers were not
concerned with safety.
"4. No unknown aircraft are allowed within 50 miles of the Pentagon. The Pentagon has its own anti-aircraft missiles that should have fired to
protect the building. Only a military aircraft with a special IFF transponder (identifying it as a friend) would have been allowed to approach the
The Pentagon, lies under the approach/departure of Reagan National Airport, so civilian aircraft are flying over the Pentagon every, single, DAY.
And, there are no anti-aircraft missiles there...again, its in the approach/departure of a CIVILIAN AIRPORT.
"5. CNN reporter on the scene shortly after the impact saying that there was no evidence of a plane hitting the Pentagon."
Again, a failure to include the full quote.
From the transcript :
WOODRUFF: Jamie, Aaron was talking earlier -- or one of our correspondence was talking earlier -- I think -- actually, it was Bob Franken -- with an
eyewitness who said it appeared that that Boeing 757, the American jet, American Airline jet, landed short of the Pentagon.
Can you give us any better idea of how much of the plane actually impacted the building?
MCINTYRE: You know, it might have appeared that way, but from my close-up inspection, there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the
Pentagon. The only site is the actual site of the building that's crashed in, and as I said, the only pieces left that you can see are small enough
that you can pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, fuselage, nothing like that anywhere around, which would
indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon and then caused the side to collapse.
McIntyre, was saying that what he saw, indicated that the plane hit the BUILDING, and not the ground first. Again, a "truther" leaves out pertinent
"6. Aerial footage showing no debris (confirming the report by the CNN reporter), plus more analysis showing the size of a Boeing 757 compared to the
size of the hole in the Pentagon. Recall also that the initial hole was only 16 feet wide and the CNN reporter said that the Pentagon structure did
not collapse until about 45 minutes after impact."
No, re-read the transcript, he specifically mentions seeing debris.
"7 Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and 9/11 Commission Member Timothy Roemer both saying that a MISSILE was used on the Pentagon. "
That is what Flight 77 was that day. A piloted missile.
"8. Analysis of the Pentagon video footage of the alleged Boeing 757 (it certainly doesn’t look like a Boeing 757) hitting the Pentagon that
concludes it was faked."
One of the better analysis of Flight 77 there is. At the 4:41 mark, a frame that shows where the left engine of Flight 77 hit a curb.
"9. A leaked video showing a missile hitting the Pentagon. DOT
Expert testimony that a high radiation reading near Pentagon indicated that a “depleted uranium warhead may have been used”
No, a fake video created to cause more arguments. And, Boeing, for many years used depleted uranium counterweights in airliners.
Then you mention the citizens investigation team....and lose whatever creditability you had left.