posted on May, 12 2005 @ 07:14 PM
I have seen the footage..during the first gulf war. As I recall it was taken from the Al Rasheed hotel where all the foreign correspondents and
particuarly Peter Arnette of CNN were staying.
The shot was taken from the balcony on one of the upper floors. The Tomahawk went down the street by the Hotel..made a quick turn and changed course
about 90 degrees or so. No it didnt make a abrupt 90 degree turn but from the close proximity of the Hotel it appeared that way.
By the way...this video was shown very briefly among the major networks and then quickly pulled. I do not know of many copies floating around among
the public. I believe this video was pulled by higher authorities as they did not want to give away to many of the performance characteristics of the
weapons system. It is my belief that the Al Rasheed hotel was used as a IP ..initial point in the navigation system..a check point on the navigation
course programmed in the weapons brain. I am sure that this was not done again for reasons of weapons security. Not giving away to many secrets of how
this weapon works. You never saw this happen again.
To my limited knowlege these weapons can be programmed not only for course heading but also altitude at which they travel.
It was definitely a fascinating video..albet ..very briefly shown. I'd love to have a copy of this video myself.