posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 02:56 PM
Originally posted by elitegamer23
one thing i just never understood about 9-11-01 is why the pentagon, and not the white house.
with all the thought , time, and money put into the attacks of 9-11, why would they have hit the pentagon when the whitehouse just seems like an
easier, and more appealing target .
All right, let's try an experiment. Here is an aerial view of Washington D.C (scroll down to the bottom of the page). For the sake of the exercise,
click off the SHOW LABELS check box in the upper right corner
Aerial view of Washington D.C.
Click the zoom scroll bar a few times so that you can see the outlines of the building properly. You are now seeing the same aerial view of the
Washington skyline that the pilots saw. You now have three minutes (the time it took from flight 77 to enter the Washington beltway until it struck
the Pentagon) to see which you find first- the White House or the Pentagon. I guaranree that you'll find the Pentagon first because of the
building's unique shape.
Those 9/11 conspiracy theorists web sites go out of their way to promote their spooky scary alternative history as the reasons for this, but simple
logic proves that while up in the air over Washington, there isn't any map ledger explaining what each building was. To the hijackers zipping by at
400 MPH, the White House was just another square building in a landscape of square buildings, particularly when they only had seconds before flying by
the thing. The Pentagon on the other hand is VERY noticable, and from the angle of their entry into Washington, even if their primary target had been
the US Capitol building and even if they managed to spot iT from the air, by the time they turned around to line up on it they would have been lining
up on an attack vector the Pentagon whether they meant to or not.
Personally, I think the White House and the Capitol were their original high publicity targets, with the WTC being secondary targets for good
terrorist measure, but the WTC wound up unintentionally taking center stage because one plane couldn't find its original target while another didn't
get to Washington at all.