Sunday, August 20, 2006

New Book Says Flight 93 Was Shot Down

There is a new book -- to be published next week in the U.K. -- that alleges that the "let's roll" mythology of 9-11 was concocted to cover up a U.S. military shoot-down of Flight 93 over Pennsylvania.

This theory is not new to readers of this blog, see inter alia, The Flight 93 Shoot Down, Flight 93 Tapes To Be Played in Moussaoui Sentencing Trial, and No Flight 93 CVR Tape To Be Released.

From the new book:

A news report on September 20, 2001, said: "America's defence establishment has disclosed that it ordered its fighter jets to intercept all the passenger aircraft hijacked in last week's attacks on New York and Washington."

The report also stated that military intelligence was aware of the hijackings before any of the aircraft had hit their targets.

Three years later, however, the military said it hadn't heard about Flight 93 until after the plane had crashed -- a line accepted by the official 9/11 Commission, which published its findings in July 2004.

The official inquiry said the Federal Aviation Authority -- responsible for the security and safety of U.S. civilian aviation -- had been incompetent in failing to alert the U.S. Air Force.

But the FAA had already acted quickly in ordering more than 4,000 aircraft to land at the nearest airstrip to avoid any more hijacks. And the military would have learned of Flight 93's hijack via teleconferences set up by the FAA, the White House and the U.S. Defence Department as events began to unfold on September 11. Richard Clarke, who ran the White House video conference, stated that at 9.27am, the FAA informed both Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and General Richard Myers, Chief of Defence Staff, of a number of "potential hijacks" including "United 93 over Pennsylvania". Therefore, more than 25 minutes before Flight 93 went down, both Rumsfeld and Myers knew all about it. No wonder the military's claim to have learned about Flight 93 only after it crashed is dismissed by many as a bare-faced lie.

Excerpt from from Flight 93: What Really Happened On The Heroic 9/11 ‘Let’s Roll’ Flight by Rowland Morgan, published by Constable & Robinson on August 24 at £7.99.

3 Comments:

Blogger Meatball One said...

I seem to recall early reports of fuselage wreckage strewn far and wide - consistent with catastrophic air trauma rather than a ground impact.

8/21/2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger Effwit said...

M1:

Yeah, the wreakage was scattered over miles. Hardly anything was found in that slash in the ground.

8/21/2006 8:18 PM  
Blogger Meatball One said...

Whoops. I just spilled grape Kool Aid on my tinfoil beret. How the hell did that happen? Merde!

8/22/2006 6:28 AM  

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