Its difficult to keep the beam on the target using hand eye coordination alone. Have a friend run back and forth across an end zone at a football
field. Try keeping a crappy laser pointer pointed on him. Its not EASY. So imagine that at 10,000 feet. Its totally NOT something that can happen
accidently. So this story (the one about the Dad in the backyard) almost seems like a story planted to make people feel like the FBI is taking this
lazer pointing stuff very seriously and are working so hard at it that they will even pounce on an unsuspecting and completely innoncent daddy
spending edutainment time with his kids. They are just working SO HARD on this case.. they are REALLY nervous about it... they think something MUST be
up if they are at this guys house in 10 minutes flat.
Understand what I'm getting at here? We've all noticed the huge amount of stories about laser pointers in cockpits. This story has been in the
collective unconcious now for at least a month or so. NOW we find out that the FBI is actually taking the whole thing very seriously.. well.. why..
why get so nervous about it if all they have to do is give the pilots green goggles to protect them (like US forces have suddenly been told to do)?
So you can't accidently target the airplanes. And I'm sure this father would KNOW BETTER (unless he is a total idiot) then to point the thing at an
airplane.. let alone track one with the pointer. Not to mention the fact that there have been events at MULTIPLE LOCATIONS... lets not forget that the
article really will not let us confuse that issue. There were not just events where this father lived.. there were events in...
"Last week, a pilot in Cleveland reported a laser beam entering his cockpit. That same day, two pilots in Colorado Springs reported seeing green
laser lights. And in September, a Delta Air Lines pilot complained a beam hit his eyes near Salt Lake City"
Etc..etc.. lets try a goggle search.. "cockpit laser blind pilot" (no quotes)
18,600 articles. Check the news...
OH LOOK AT THIS... 6 hours ago... fresh incident..
So even with the father being under survilence.. its still happening. I THINK we can rule him out as a suspect!
So.. all these incidents are taking place around airports.. or close to airports. And almost everyone knows that a good chuck of military hardware is
laser guided. Including SAMs and MANPADS...
Its like we're being set up for another attack. The only question is, IS THIS ONE an inside job as well.. how would Bush handle an attack that was
not a nearly total fabrication created by the US intel community? Guess we won't know till we see it happen.
However.. I'm having a hard time believing that IF this was going to happen that it hasn't happened already. Because if you really wanted to shake
up the US air industry, the right time to hit the planes would have been before the holidays. Hit 10 or 20 all at once, different places all over the
country, and then hit one every day for a week.. the country would come to a stand still. No air travel. Never mind the disruption caused by 9-11..
Can you imagine no air travel for WEEKS!?
But there is NO DOUBT that the FBI believes or is at least attempting to convince the public that this is a serious threat. The only other oddity is,
since we all know what this laser pointing stuff could REALLY mean (never mind this dren about "blinding the pilots".. this is about targeting the
planes.. OR its some kids playing with pointers) WHY hasn't the FBI decided to make a terror announcement about this? Why hasn't the threat level
gone up? I mean... they raised it SO MANY TIMES over NOTHING at all.. and now they have respectale and creditable citizens (the pilots) reporting that
something is afoot and there have been NO public safety warnings at all!
In other words.. its almost like if there is a politically motivated reason to raise the terror alert but no actually terror threat.. Bush and Co.
will raise the threat level. HOWEVER.. if a real threat exists.. and it is a tangable thing.. and by warning people those people who are in a position
now to make an informed decision about their safety could do so (eg: NOT fly while a chance that terrorist are possibly targeting airliners over the
holidays) .. Bush and Co. will NOT raise the threat level.
One terrorist with a good supply of missles could keep the entire country locked down for MONTHS untill he got caught. And remember the beltway
sniper? Just much much more difficult to catch.
It could just be another "scare the crap out of the populace for no reason remind them that they need us" operation. It could be what will make the
excuse to round up middle easterners. It could be Bushes latest false flag op to give him an excuse to go after Iran and not only that but put the
hammer down in Iraq in a big way so he can declair victory and get the hell out before the election (or perhaps send in another 100,000 troops before
the election begins to conduct house to house searches to find as many missles as possible to get then out of the hands of the enemy) ... whatever...
we won't ever know what was happening unless planes start getting shot out of the sky.. and by then it will be too late.
I'm surprised this didn't happen long long long ago.. in fact.. this would have been much easier for some 'terrorists' to do then 9-11 was. And
much much scarrier too in the end.
That is my opinion esdad.. good enough for you?
Thanks for bringing this up btw.. its one of the reasons I wanted to come back to ATS asap to post and get discussing this issue.
(ps: did I hit the wrong button to reply to your message?)