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"Holy Christ, this looks bad," said Ron Schleede of the National Transportation Safety Board upon first seeing the data that "suggested something fast made the turn and took the airplane."
As he reported in his bestseller Against All Enemies, Clinton anti-terror czar Richard Clarke got the message, too. By 9 p.m., he was driving in to the White House to convene a meeting of his security group. He did not call such a meeting after the ValuJet crash two months earlier. Clarke was clearly worried.
"I dreaded what I thought was about to happen," he wrote, "The Eisenhower option." Had Iran been behind the downing of TWA Flight 800, the president would have had to respond. Two weeks later, in his monthly interview with historian Taylor Branch, President Clinton actually traced the seeming missile attack to Iran. "They want war," he told Branch.
By 3 a.m. the Clintons had apparently gathered enough information to call National Security Adviser Lake with the following message: "Dust off the contingency plans." Yes, the Eisenhower Option. But right now, especially on these terms, with the 1996 election comfortably in the bag, the Clintons no more wanted an international dust-up than Obama did in Benghazi in 2012.
First here's the source article:
The gist of the story is that the plane was shot down, most likely by a missile, and that missile was linked by Clinton to Iran. Clinton decided not to retaliate because of possible damage to his presidential campaign.
reply to post by charles1952
It probably took them that long to develop or buy a missile from somebody for the job. It wouldn't surprise me if they had been helped to acquire that missile from one of our "friends."
We have sufficient reason to believe it was their retribution to us, and Clinton knew it and did nothing, tit-for-tat as the saying goes.
When the plane was shot down, there was actually a video shot of the missile homing in the plane and going right into it and poof.. This vid was shown on some nationwide news, but only once.. Then someone pulled the curtain down on that real fast, and after that no one in the news business would even mention anything related to a shoot down scenario..
They did this the same way they ran other events like Boston marathon and the recent one at Sandy Hook..
I remember seeing the vid, and I remember talk shows a day later getting calls with people that mentioned the video being shown once, which was met with huge outbursts of ridicule and anger against anyone claiming to have seen any missile video hitting the plane..
They used extreme character attacks on anyone insinuating it was a missile.. Total media blitzkrieg..
Someone even called Art bell show and mentioned this video and Art got angry and hung up on the caller.
The level and style of counter intelligence used was insane to witness..edit on 20-11-2013 by alienreality because: (no reason given)
Nautilus Tactical High Energy Laser The cooperative Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) Demonstrator ACTD was initiated by a memorandum of agreement between the United States and the Government of Israel on 18 July 1996. The THEL is a high- energy laser weapon system that uses proven laser beam generation technologies, proven beam- pointing technologies, and existing sensors and communication networks to provide a new active defense capability in counterair missions. The THEL can provide an innovative solution not offered by other systems or technologies for the acquisition and close-in engagement problems associated with short- to medium-range threats, thereby significantly enhancing coverage of combat forces and theater-level assets. The THEL low-cost per kill (about $3,000 per kill) will also provide a cost-effective defense against low-cost air threats. It features up to 60 shots without reloading and a P(k) near 1 at ranges of some 5 km.
What I don't understand about this one is that it depends completely on Clinton making public announcements to the effect "The Iranians did it. Let's go get 'em." The plotters never seemed to make any efforts to connect the missile to Iran, and Clinton didn't seem to want to volunteer to hang himself. It doesn't seem like a real Washington plot, especially considering it killed hundreds for an outrageous gamble.
I think it was the neocons trying to force Clinton in to a foreign debacle with Iran to cost him the election and build the military budget.
I can't think of any explanation for this other than that Clinton was seriously thinking about blowing the stuffing out of somebody.
By 3 a.m. the Clintons had apparently gathered enough information to call National Security Adviser Lake with the following message: "Dust off the contingency plans."