posted on Mar, 20 2007 @ 02:54 PM
You're absolutely right. That would be an easy way to simply inflict a lot of damage with the least amount of effort.
This seems to be the modus operandi of middle-eastern terrorists. They pack as many explosives around them, or their vehicles that they can, and then
detonate it in shopping malls, movie theatres, markets, etc.
This is the primitive, terrorist sort of stuff we're used to.
Doesn't it seem odd that instead of loading up with explosives and hitting a populated area they took a much more involved, complex, labor-intensive,
risky, and extremely sophisticated approach of having members train IN THE UNITED STATES to be pilots (of small aircraft mind you) over several
months, and then to attempt to hijack multiple large, commercial airliners and fly them into several specific targets?
Were they also confident that they wouldn't be shot down by our advanced air force before they traveled the distances to reach their targets?
On a side note, has anyone ever investigated the Pennsylvania wreckage? It was suggested that there was no debris, and that the crash site wasn't
indicative of a downed full-size jumbo jet. Just curious...
These lumbering commercial jets, which are monitored with a sophistication I imagine is pretty advanced, moved off of their course and headed toward
Washington, DC, without so much as a "please stay on course" from anyone?
There was an incident a while ago at the White House wherein the president, whom I presume to be Bush, Jr., was evacuated from the White House because
of something on radar. The news reports said it ended up being a cloud, and whether it was or not, was probably the source of some amusement, but
pointed to how sophisticated our monitoring abilities are in that area.
However, I think prior to that there was an episode where a small, possibly single-engine aircraft entered DC airspace and may have even landed. I
think I read that the pilot just went off course. So here you have a low-flying individual fly in, and land below restricted air space.
From this security lesson, and the alarm triggered by the cloud, you would think that there was a system in place to spot a commercial jet airliner.
It just seems like the long way around for a segment of middle-eastern criminal society who are used to just sending in explosives.
They could make bombs that would do twice the damage at several locations at once with little risk of missing their target, and without the risk of
being caught at any point over the several months while they were supposedly working for this group, and as a result having to abandon the whole
The combination of questions about 9-11, and the character of these groups from their past behavior doesn't, to me, suggest that this middle-eastern
terrorist group suddenly made the leap into the 21st century.
They're still blowing up shopping malls over there, but we're sitting here just like we were prior to 9-11, with nothing to worry about until our
government decides it's time for another attack. The next one though, ain't gonna be pretty. Problem, reaction, solution. So what's next...?
[edit on 20-3-2007 by OnTheDeck]