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Specific targeting


As shown clearly by the Pilots for 9/11 Truth DVD about Flight 77, the pilot of the plane could see the Pentagon ahead and could have gone straight in and made a dive into the middle of it. That would have been the easiest thing to do, and the thing that would take the least amount of time -- time being presumably a factor for somebody who didn't want to get intercepted by fighter jets.

But that's not the path the pilot chose. Instead, he takes a big loop of about 330 degrees, presumably to get to a particular desired angle in order to hit a particular desired spot. That spot was the West Wing.

The West Wing is an interesting choice because:
  • It's the only wing that was recently renovated to have sprinkler systems and reinforced walls to withstand bomb blasts.
  • Because of the renovation only 800 people were in there instead of the 4,500 normally there.
  • None of the top brass are in that wing.
  • The financial records pertaining to a certain missing $2.3 trillion were kept there.

Why aim for one of the 80-foot high walls when the 29-acre roof was available and would create more damage? Why the one wing that was being renovated?

It was quite a difficult maneuver, and while we can't be certain about the intentions, we can be certain about the effects: it was the exact hit that would do the least amount of damage. "In other words," as Griffin puts it, "it was actually technically difficult to do as little damage to the Pentagon as was done."

Source: Pilots for 9/11 Truth DVD: Pandora's Black Box Chapter Two: The Flight of American 77. Also Griffin, p. 40.


Pretty durn fishy. There's a theory floated around out there that they really wanted to hit the White House but couldn't find it because of tree cover. I don't find that very credible. Presumably some research was done beforehand by these pilots? "How do we find the target?" might be one of the basic questions they might have asked? It's not hard to find the White House. All you have to do is find the Washington Monument and look north from there. It's that big, erm, white, uhhh, house beyond the Ellipse. Anyway, the flight path from the data recorder doesn't show any looking around, at least as far as the plane's motion is concerned. It shows a skillful and intentional maneuver done without hesitation and, incidentally, without any apparent fear of interception. I think it's rather suspicious.

Bottom line, me, I give it:

rather suspiciousrather suspiciousrather suspicious


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1. tnt 11 Jan 2008 06:19:53 PM

Seems like they would have gone in for the biggest splash, not the smallest.

2. john 11 Jan 2008 09:46:28 PM

Right. When you see the flight animation from the flight data recorder, it's especially obvious. You can see the Pentagon right there in front of you, all you have to do is dive. And then they start this weird loop to make it a million times harder and less damaging.


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