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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-05-08 00:09
  Subject:   A Boulder moment.
I just had a Boulder moment! As I was taking the trash out to the dumpster, a Black suburban winds its way through the parking lot of my apartment complex. A guy with sunglasses leans out the window, a bullhorn in his hand.

The tinny bullhorn voice floats fourth...

"Wake up, America. 9/11 was an inside job! Your government is lying to you."

He sticks his head back inside, and the Suburban speeds up and drives away. Never can be too careful - those G-men lurk everywhere! Hahahhaa.

Now, I'll be the first to shout from the rooftops that the Bush II admn lied to us blatantly to get us into Iraq. And Bush deserves to be impeached 2,418 times over it - since that's the (current) number of soldiers killed there by his damned lies.

But 9/11 an inside job? 9/11 a vast conspiracy, orchestrated by the same government who, as Rumsfeld so eloquently put it, "has a worse PR organization than Al Qaida"?? The only "conspiracy" unfolding in this country is the one between Dubya's ears - the one that prompts him to check under his bed at night to make sure there are no TERRAH-ists or WMDs there...
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  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2006-05-13 00:50 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: Uhm... actually...
1) I should have made it clear that it was my opinion and not any official rule that unarmed F-15s are an inappropriate response to a possible hijacking. I mean, what are they gonna do? Watch it happen? The webpage I linked that started all this (IIRC) cited sources for armed warbirds being ready.

2) Not sure where to start looking for that information. As I said, that was to the best of my knowledge. However, I shall endevour to remember to ask Tom (22 year Air Force Veteran) about it next time I see him (which ought to be soon).

3) As I noted, I'm not an air traffic controller. I'd like to have one on-hand to hash this bit out. I don't recall anything that came from the head of the FAA, nor anything about the hours post 9/11 incident. My reaction to the goings ons of that day was anything but typical of my fellow Americans. _I_ was expecting something like this to happen someday, and was not the least bit surprised that it did. Nor was I surprised by the idiotic kneejerk reactions of my government that followed (and continue to this day). I shrugged, got dressed, and went to work.

4) Where the hell did this come from? We're not talking about light aircraft, stealth aircraft, wooden aircraft, or remote controlled aircraft. It's a passenger jet with a big radar signature. Please don't mix apples and oranges.
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