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Unexpectedly demoted from her job as the highest-ranking civilian at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bunnatine Greenhouse is blowing the whistle on how Halliburton subsidiary KBR got $12 billion worth of exclusive contracts for work in Iraq. How KBR spent some of the money is even more shocking.....
There is no way a 757 could have hit the pentagon that day. The hole in the side of the building was too small and the damage to the facade of the building would have been much more extensive.That is before they pulled the wall down. Which was the fastest and first thing they did when they realized the hole was to small that was left from whatever hit it.
Here is the wall before it was pulled down:
Notice how small and perfectly round it is...and now wing or engine penetration.
The hole made by flight 77 extends along the wing line, left and right of the fuselage hole. It is not a cookie-cutter hole: that simply cannot happen when a plane hits a heavily- reinforced concrete building. Flight 77 hit the Pentagon at a 43-degree angle to its west wall. It came from the right of the photo below.
Originally posted by TaZCoN
reply to post by nunya13
My intention wasn't to derail your thread...
I agree they certainly did have a motive to hit the accounting area of the pentagon. Funny how the missing 2.3 trillion story just fades away...as if it never happened.
Originally posted by jpm1602
Horse pucky! You want to tell me how a terrorist trained on a cessna was able to impact a low structure without any grass burn? Sorry, I'm just not that stupid.
In 1996, Hanjour returned to the United States to pursue flight training,after being rejected by a Saudi flight school. He checked out flight schools in Florida, California, and Arizona; and he briefly started at a couple of them before returning to Saudi Arabia. In 1997, he returned to Florida and then, along with two friends, went back to Arizona and began his flight training there in earnest. After about three months, Hanjour was able to obtain his private pilot's license. Several more months of training yielded him a commercial pilot certificate, issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April 1999.
Settling in Mesa, Hanjour began refresher training at his old school,Arizona Aviation. He wanted to train on multi-engine planes, but had difficulties because his English was not good enough.The instructor advised him to discontinue but Hanjour said he could not go home without completing the training. In early 2001, he started training on a Boeing 737 simulator at Pan Am International Flight Academy in Mesa.An instructor there found his work well below standard and discouraged him from continuing.Again, Hanjour persevered; he completed the initial training by the end of March 2001.
Chevrette said she contacted Anthony again when Hanjour began ground training for Boeing 737 jetliners and it became clear he didn't have the skills for the commercial pilot's license.
"I don't truly believe he should have had it and I questioned that," she said.
FBI agents have questioned and administered a lie detector test to one of Hanjour's instructors in Arizona who was an Arab American and had signed off on Hanjour's flight instruction credentials before he got his pilot's license.
That instructor said he told agents that Hanjour was "a very average pilot, maybe struggling a little bit." The instructor added, "Maybe his English wasn't very good."
911 report chapter 7
170. FBI report, "Summary of Penttbom Investigation," Feb. 29, 2004, pp. 5257. Hanjour successfully conducted a challenging certification flight supervised by an instructor at Congressional Air Charters of Gaithersburg, Maryland, landing at a small airport with a difficult approach.The instructor thought Hanjour may have had training from a military pilot because he used a terrain recognition system for navigation. Eddie Shalev interview (Apr.9, 2004).
"Despite Hanjour's poor reviews, he did have some ability as a pilot, said Bernard of Freeway Airport. "There's no doubt in my mind that once that [hijacked jet] got going, he could have pointed that plane at a building and hit it," he said"
Originally posted by nunya13
Army history unit piecing together accounts of Pentagon attack
One Army office in the Pentagon lost 34 of its 65 employees in the attack. Most of those killed in the office, called Resource Services Washington, were civilian accountants, bookkeepers and budget analysts. They were at their desks when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the building.
Originally posted by Swampfox46_1999
reply to post by Lebowski achiever
Except that you obviously did not understand what Rumsfeld was talking about that day. Nor do you understand that it wasnt "someone stole 2.3 trillion in cash". It was the accounting methods over about 40 years that had lost track of 2.3 trillion in transactions.....whether it was contracts to the defense industry or inventories that came up with shortages or equipment that was lost.
Nobody took money out of the Pentagon's piggy bank.