reply to post by TWILITE22
Sorry, but I can't discern what you thought you heard....what was picked up on the camera's soundtrack were some rather "off-the-cuff" theories
and comments, in the heat of the moment, by people who were just talking out of their....ermmmm, shall we call it rear passageways?
A guy handling a very smallish shard of (obviously, to me at least) aluminum, with the characteristic rivet patterns and metal shapes, and painted
with the typical zinc chromate (the yellowish-greenish color) that is designed to inhibit corrosion in aluminum.
His comment to the extent that it was "too light" is nonsense, and although he acted as if speaking with some authority, he obviously didn't know,
nor have the experience, to make such a claim. Anyone who's ever been up close and personal with an airliner for any length of time will
Finally...."Marine Corps Emblem" (if I recall, that was alleged earlier, regarding this video)? I saw none, nor did I hear it in context referred
to regarding that piece I described above.
I see no "conspiracy" here.
I must say, though....had not seen that interview with Porter Goss before. I am outraged that, as an airline pilot, and for that matter the industry,
and our own in-house security apparatus at every airline, that WE were not kept better informed by our own Governent of their contemplations about air
piracy and the use of the airplanes in a suicide manner. THIS is something that should be looked into more --- and is likely one of the many tips of
the iceberg of "cover-ups" that has led to all these other feelings of something being "fishy" vis-a-vis
9/11, and the red herrings that
have sprouted up as a result --- fueled by such rampant paranoia and imagination that is astonishing.
This after-the-fact sense that they SHOULD have included their plannings and thoughts about it, and established procedures to have us be more alert
(as we are now, of course). Until then, ALL of our training about air piracy incidents was based on PREVIOUS encounters and events, and used as
templates for response.
The worst examples (prior to 9/11) of any "suidical" attempts had come from in-house disgruntled employees. But, they were isolated, and thought to
be so unlikely, as to have been just "one of those things" that happens. Like, the rash of workers "Going Postal" and shooting up their office
The idea of a concerted, co-ordinated multiple air piracy "operation" (if it had been contemplated by those eggheads that Porter Goss chaired) was
never disseminated to the people who really needed to be made aware, and could develop procedures. That sort of thing starts first, WITH the