posted on Dec, 2 2003 @ 07:45 AM
Ummm, kind of paranoid of many "to assume" that the pilot was "taken out" wouldn't you think?
According to the CNN article, there is no
indication that such an act took place....no crime, no death, no CIA, no British
The article says:
"But days after the sighting, the identity of the pilot remains a mystery, even to British Airways."
Sounds like to me, that the pilot and obvious co-pilot and navigator, are staying quiet on this one, especially in light of this comment and
"Bush aides recounted with excitement the moment during the flight to Baghdad when the BA pilot (Note: the article fails to address the
obvious: there is a copilot and navigator also) thought he spotted the president's blue and white Boeing 747 from his cockpit.
"Did I just see Air Force One?" the pilot radioed.
There was a pause. Then came the response from Air Force One: "Gulfstream 5" -- a much smaller aircraft.
As one of Bush's aides recounted, the BA pilot seemed to sense that he was in on a secret, and replied: "Oh."
My theory is that the pilot, co-pilot, and navigator are alive and well, but are assuredly not saying a dern word....whether by fear or such, but
'mums' the word. I back it by this comment in the article:
"In response to press inquiries, British Airways checked with its crews. But so far, no one has come forward."
Now if these guys were "taken out"....don't you think that the reports would read as such, including this article? Assumtions are deadly.....and no
I do not
think the CIA or British intel "took these guys out."