|IRVINE THROWN OUT OF TWA 800
August 22, 2000
The government so fears that the truth will come out about what brought
TWA Flight 800 four years and a month ago that it literally carried
in Media's 78-year-old chairman out of the building where the final
into the crash are going on.
AIM Chairman Reed Irvine was in the building at L'enfant Plaza near
nation's capitol building this morning to distribute a full-page
advertisement that had run for several previous days in The Washington
He was in the lobby, handing copies to those entering the auditorium.
The ad was placed by an association of eyewitnesses to the crash. They
they plainly saw missiles flying up, exploding in white lights of high
explosive ordinance, followed by the orange flames of the airplane
jet fuel as they exploded and fell to the sea. They say that the government
has ignored, twisted, and misrepresented the information they have
They have noted that in a criminal trial, the word of just a few
eyewitnesses is enough to convict, but here the government has totally
discredited what hundreds of credible people saw. The ad demands that
government consider what they have to say. (A copy of the advertisement
Mr. Irvine says he was approached by a security guard in the building
told him he could not hand out information inside the building and
have to leave. Irvine invoked his First Amendment right of free speech
said that since it was a government building, he had the right to pass
information. The guard consulted with his superiors and returned to
it was government-leased space in a private building, and Irvine would
Irvine again said that he had a right to free speech and to inform and
educate the public about what the eyewitnesses saw. He said that if
wanted him out of the building, they would have to carry him out. He
thereupon sat down on the floor. Two security guards carried him out
him down on the sidewalk.
If the idea was to silence him or to keep the public from getting the
information, it didn't work. There were television cameras from six
different national stations, and Irvine explained to them what it is
eyewitnesses want the American people to know. He also told them that
expulsion proves that the government is trying to silence the eyewitnesses'
The accounts are very convincing. A national Guard helicopter pilot,
near Long Island Sound had an unobstructed view of the whole scene.
seen many missile tests and many detonations of high-explosive ordinance.
says he saw the missile come up and strike TWA 800. He was so close
helicopter was on the scene before all the pieces rained into the ocean.
then spent time searching the area for survivors.
A construction engineer nearby saw the flame trail of something he can
describe as resembling a firework rocket rise up and explode in a blinding
white flash. A second orange explosion followed. The first detonation
violent that the 70-ton bridge he was building shook with the concussion.
A Navy officer on a plane 17,000 feet above TWA 800 saw a missile rise
below and blow up. Almost immediately an explosion destroyed the passenger
More than a hundred other people around the area tell of similar sightings.
Private investigators have coordinated the locations from which they
saw the missile rise and have determined the probable launch site of
least one missile.
The National Transportation Safety Board, the FBI and the CIA continue
ignore the witnesses and to discredit their stories. Irvine's point
it makes no sense unless the government does not want the truth known.
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