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A READER has called our
attention to another, Canadian-based, Web
discussion on the real story behind the crash of
United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001
] The initial page
Peerless is reproduced
below. Some of the following discussion [not
reproduced below] appears to wander off track.
We do not necessarily endorse any of the views
Has the international media agreed to ignore the
anomalies regarding the fourth aircraft that
terminated lethally in Pennsylvania? It seems
certain to me that this plane was shot down given
the following evidence. . .
- A woman talking to her husband on the plane
via cell phone said that he told her that he and
some of the other passengers were going to try
and retake the airplane. He let the phone dangle
with the connection unbroken . . . an
explosion is heard and then silence.
we see the shot of the "crash" site on CNN there
is nothing but a hole in the ground, a little
smoke here and there and some folks wandering
around in white protective suits. This is like
no wreck site anyone has ever seen. No wreckage.
No bodies. Not much of a hole.
- The police officer securing the scene says
that the wreckage is spread over nine miles.
When asked he suggests that "maybe the wind blew
it." The trees in the background show no wind
movement. Not a leaf stirs, He says that "there
is no piece bigger then a cigarette
- A witness says that there was a small plane
following the jetliner.
- Either the black box isn't recovered or its
contents are being kept secret, although the
boxes from the WTC survived the 600 mph crash, a
1000 degree centigrade fireball and the
subsequent collapse of the buildings on them
. . . and are still readable.
- [Vice President Dick] Cheney
announces that [President George W]
Bush ordered any planes remaining in the
air to be shot down after the two impacts the
WTC. Later, after being informed of the attempt
of the passengers to retake the plane, he says
that they didn't have to do it . . .
that it crashed as a result of the
- [Secretary of Defense Donald]
Rumsfeld quotes [Winston]
Churchill. . . "Truth is so
precious that it must be accompanied by a
bodyguard of lies."
- The Governor of Pennsylvania [Tom
Ridge], the state where the plane
terminated and a man not known for his expertise
on terrorism, nor anything much else, is
appointed 'terrorism czar' for the whole of the
US. The Governor of Pennsylvania? Gimme a
- After initial reports from two vague
witnesses . . . silence. We don't hear
anything more of this aircraft. No more
witnesses are questioned and we see no more
shots of the crash site.
The hole in the ground could be a hole
in the ground anywhere. Actually, the TV footage
looks like an out-take from a cheap science fiction
movie shot in a landfill. We never see any bodies.
Much larger pieces of wreckage are recovered from
the WTC site, along with parts of tied up
stewardesses and the black boxes. Neither I, nor
anybody I've queried, have ever seen an aircraft
crash site where there was no wreckage. No seats.
No luggage. No pieces of wing or fuselage. "No
piece bigger than a cigarette package." And spread
over nine miles.
would seem that this plane was taken out by a hell
of a missile. Perhaps one designed to destroy a
nuclear armed bomber and cook the payload. This was
the last plane to go down and was a long way from
its assumed target, so the US military had plenty
of time to scramble a fighter and blow it out of
the sky. Initial reports put a fighter on the
scene. Further . . . Cheney announced
that the President ordered it shot down
. . . but then the PR disaster reared its
The Passengers were trying to retake the
aircraft and given a few more minutes might have
succeeded. They decide to circle the wagons and lie
but the Governor of Pennsylvania has either been
informed or has found out on his own so they
appoint him to the position of 'Terrorist Czar" and
sign him to the "Official Secrets Act." He is
effectively silenced. The Administration quickly
praises the brave passengers and claims that the
struggle caused the plane to crash.
The question that bothers me is . . .
Why haven't the international media been all
I can understand the major media in the US
dummying up on orders from the US Administration (I
wonder if this wasn't what Bob Woodward was
alluding to when he admitted on TV to quashing a
story a couple of weeks ago "for the good of the
country") but why are the international media
keeping mum? It seems obvious that the US
Administration has lied but nobody jumps on it.
Why? There's something very wrong here.
Source: The New York Times
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