ZZZ So you're saying that you see what you want to see, regardless of the possibility of different angles of the photographs, the position of the photographers, and the possibility of different lenses?
No, I'm saying I see what is there objectively to see. The brick wall, as well as the bushes, make it perfectly clear. This conclusion is necessarily founded on spatial considerations, because obviously we have no other means of analysis here.
ZZZ they couldn't plan an exit strategy so a strike on the Pentagon? Doubtful.
That completely relates to the subsequent point you apparently chose not to address: The Exit Strategy can't be completely planned beforehand due to unknown parameters, i.e. uncontrolled circumstances, unlike 9/11, which (could have) had all relevant parameters under government control.
ZZZ I don't understand how everything becomes "obvious" and by your standards, it was obvious Iraq had WMDs too didn't it? [...] Consider that WMDs could have been planted in Iraq much easier
If the difference between rigging a game full of accomplices as opposed to a game including players acting upon their own, unpredictable agenda is not obvious to you, then you shouldn't dismiss conspiracies so easily, I think. It was obvious that Iraq had WMD - in 1983 for example. But then, in 2001: "He [Saddam] has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors." -Colin Powell, 2/24/2001, you know the rest. Convince me that WMD could've been planted "much easier" in contrast to 9/11. WMD would've had to be validated by external institutions outside of US control, they would have certainly noticed fraud - just remember the Ames Anthrax strain being traced back to USAMRIID. 9/11, however, was not validated by outside sources, only by governmental commissions that forged a story around the predetermined outcome and did never consider alternate theories.
The variables to keep the Pentagon strike secret are not that huge: Intimidation, Authority, Coercion, Manipulation, Disinformation - works wonders. Backed up by the non-scandals at AG and the NSA.
mdefab01: of course he could've barely sneezed, but eyewitness testimonies are seldomly accurate. Anyway, if the pole was falling on his car while he was driving, it's incredibly improbable that the pole would end up in front of his car, it would've slid off to one side and remained behind unless he had somehow managed to perfectly aim for its center of mass. But when you want the taxi, the pentagon and the pole in one picture, what can you do?
[edit on 18-1-2006 by Lumos]