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If I believe the official story, in short, I have to believe that an enormous passenger jet eluded all air defense in the most heavily defended city in America. Washington D.C. isn't just the capital city of the country, its also home to the most powerful, technologically-advanced, and infinitely funded military in the entire world
What do you think?
So, explain the people at Arlington National Cemetary who had plane pieces land near them.......
Peace dividend? Your military budget is higher than all other countries combined and you call that the peace dividend? What about the reports of the many planes scrambled (as per policy on unreponsive planes off course) over the previous year?
I am going to assume that the "official story" involves Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon. For sake of argument, I will say I "believe" that, rather than I KNOW Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.
Now, onto the paragraph I cut from your post. "Eluded all air defense in the most heavily defended city in America" One problem, prior to 9/11, we didnt have things like anti-aircraft missile sites defending our cities, we didnt have dozens of armed interceptors on alert...in other words, we basically did not have ANY defenses to speak of. For the entire continental 48 states, we had FOURTEEN armed fighter jets on alert...and those were for intercepting aircraft over the ocean, not over our own cities. One of the biggest misconceptions of the "truth" movement was that the US Air Force keeps all of its fighter aircraft loaded for war at a moments notice. We did not. It costs lots of money to do that....which brings me to the other point, the infinitely funded part. Again, another misconception on your part. In 1990-1, President George Bush, upon the fall of the Soviet Union, signed Executive Orders that decimated our Continental Air Defense. Overnight, we went from bombers and fighters loaded for war and in the air, pretty much 24/7...to 14 airplanes on alert. That money was part of the "peace dividend" taken from the military and used for whatever Congress decided to waste it on.
We were far from the invincible military you seemed to think we had on 9/11/01.
oh G.O.D. no!
8. The witnesses who didn't see the official flight path need a guide dog and do not know what they're talking about. In fact, any witness who did not see a commercial aircraft is too busy reading those damn fool conspiracy sites. Don't believe me? Just ask our resident damn fool conspiracy site expert, who is also obsessed with alien space beam weapons.
One of the biggest misconceptions of the "truth" movement was that the US Air Force keeps all of its fighter aircraft loaded for war at a moments notice. We did not. It costs lots of money to do that....
Frankly, I believe that the continental U.S. only having 14 fighter jets to protect it, with not one surface to air missile, or ANY defenses to speak of is a ridiculous notion. You can believe it, I'm sure the gov't can produce records of some sort to back up their own claim, but I don't believe it. IF that were true it would a) be a complete injustice to the American public b) be absurdly negligent on the part of military commanders and congress alike and most obviously c) an open invitation to our enemies to attack. How could anyone outside our own gov't have that information if that were actually the case? How could the TRILLIONS of dollars spent on national defense over multiple generations be justified if only 14 jets were protecting us for any extended period of time, especially a decade. This is common sense talking, I mean really, you can't actually believe that, right?