Official TWA 'findings' bogus
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I hate conspiracy theories as much as the next
person, but the garbage being sold as "fact" by
the federal National Safety Transportation
Board -- that TWA Flight 800 exploded in
midair July 17, 1996, because of some spark
igniting an empty fuel tank -- is just too much.
For four years this agency, along with the FBI,
has routinely and purposefully ignored
voluminous evidence offered (or attempted to
be offered) by dozens of eyewitnesses who have
tried to tell authorities that something --
something -- streaked towards the airplane the
night it blew up, just minutes away from New
York enroute to Paris.
Yesterday the NTSB said -- again -- that an
explosion in the center fuel tank is what brought
the plane down. Investigators attempting to
gain credibility by agreeing "one final time" to
an examination of evidence collected since the
disaster said it was "inescapable" that TWA 800
went down in this way:
"The bottom line is that our investigation
confirmed that the fuel-air vapor in the center
wing tank was flammable at the time of the
accident, and that a fuel-air explosion with Jet A
fuel was more than capable of generating the
pressure needed to break apart the center wing
tank and destroy the airplane," said Bernard S.
Loeb, director of aviation safety for the National
Transportation Safety Board.
Sounds convincing enough, doesn't it? But
here's the kicker: "Loeb said investigators still
have not yet determined exactly what caused
the vapors to ignite, though they believe an
electrical short was the likely cause of the blast,"
Fox News reported Tuesday.
In other words, nobody knows -- but they do
know, they say, that it wasn't a bomb or a
Boys, you're lying through your teeth. And how
dare you people trick the surviving families
into believing your "big bang theory"; you
should be ashamed of yourself.
Yes, I know, critics -- "Stop with the conspiracies
Fair enough, but I suggest critics start
demanding the same thing of our federal
"investigators" who, because of BS political
concerns and agendas, refuse to tell Americans
what really happened to one of our airliners.
Witnesses who lined the New York coastline
that fateful night four years ago -- including
military veterans and some military pilots --
have consistently described the "object" streaking
towards TWA 800 as a missile. There was no
mistaking it, they have said; they were sure.
They were certain.
But the FBI didn't want to speak with any of
these people; neither did NTSB. Why? What
you hiding, gang?
It's very simple for the officious NTSB to tell us,
"Hey -- we found no evidence of explosives."
How are we going to know that unless we've
seen the plane and the pieces of evidence in
their entirety? And exactly just how trustworthy
have the Clinton administration's bureaucrats
been with the American people for the past
What about the radar data finally released by
officials showing more crafts and vessels in the
area the night 800 went down than previously
admitted. What is the reason for that lie -- you
know, if nothing shot this plane down and it just
"blew up" because a wire suddenly sparked on
a plane that has never had before nor since a
And what about the recently completed study
showing that of 900-plus aircraft from 160
carriers examined over the past three years, that
none had similar or even major fuel tank
problems/concerns? Is that supposed to be
meaningless? Are the results of that study not
supposed to matter or be brushed off as
I don't think so.
In 1997 the New York Times reported: "Safety
board officials said their leading theory of the
crash is that the fumes were ignited by a spark
of static electricity created by fuel leaking into
the tank. But they offered no evidence to
support that theory and, in fact, they could not
rule out a bomb or missile as the cause of the
explosion -- two other possibilities for which
there is no evidence."
What has changed? Besides spending millions
more and adding a few more years to the
"investigation," this statement -- other than the
inclusion of the bomb/missile component -- is
virtually the same as the tripe being offered by
the NTSB now. The one major difference is, of
course, that there is some evidence of the missile
theory -- the eyewitnesses.
Worse, the government has been able to find the
cause of all other major air crashes but now,
suddenly -- mysteriously -- and after spending
$40 million and four years, they just can't seem
to figure this one out?
Last year I wrote, "Regarding witnesses -- if
Congress had been showing an interest in this
case -- Capitol Hill (and the American people as
a whole) would already know that the prime
witness was a guy in a USAir flight directly
above -- about 100 feet -- Flight 800 when it blew
up. They would know that this witness saw the
missile being launched, then guided, toward the
huge airliner. And they'd know that neither the
National Traffic Safety Board nor the FBI was
ever really interested in his testimony."
TWA Flight 800 did not blow up because of
some fantasy "wiring" spark. You can believe
that or you don't have to, but as for me, I'm
convinced; I know what happened.
The government is lying to you about it.
Jon E. Dougherty is a staff writer for WorldNetDaily
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