WAS FLIGHT 93 SHOT DOWN?
WAS FLIGHT 93 SHOT DOWN?
There are many people in the 9/11 Truth Movement who believe that “Flight 93” was shot down. Reports of debris scattered over an “8 Mile radius” would suggest such a theory. There are also a few reports and witnesses that claim it was shot down. Let’s look at these witnesses.
Flight 93 Crash Site
“This analysis of the debris distribution suggests not only that the Flight 93 was shot down, but that it might have been flying west at the time it was shot down.”
Did Rumsfeld slip or was it mistakenly spoken?
Cheney admits he gave the order to shoot down Flight 93
“Chris Wallace: You were the one who gave the direct order to shoot down a plane that you were told, as it turns out incorrectly, was heading for Washington.
Cheney : Right. That’s correct.”
Cheney: “we had already seen 3 go into, the Pentagon and World Trade Centers in New York.”
This is not proof that Flight 93 was shot down but it does prove that Cheney was in charge and he was indeed referring to Flight 93 and not Flight 77.
Holder: “The situation that you describe on September the 11th was among the most difficult decisions that President Bush and Vice President Cheney had to make, to give that order… But I think it was appropriate.” @3:35
911 Masterminds Rice and Cheney Flight 93 Interview
Flight 93 ‘was shot down’ claims book
Profile: Rick Gibney
Major Rick Gibney wins Airman Medal from Governor of North Dakota on 9/11/2002 “for flying a Special Mission to New York”.
Flight 93 Shot Down by Lt Col Rick Gibney
9/11 Top Gun Rick Gibney Interview: No Mention of Flight 93 Shootdown
Popular Mechanics Attacks Its “9/11 LIES” Straw Man
In the final point, the article takes on the allegation by retired Army Col. Donn de Grand-Pre that the pilot who shot down Flight 93 was Major Rick Gibney. The article states that Gibney was flying an F-16 that day, but it was not on an intercept mission; rather it was to pick up Ed Jacoby Jr., the director of the New York State’s Emergency Management Office, and fly him from Montana to Albany, NY.
PM delivers its closing ad hominem attack on skeptics in the voice of Ed Jacoby:
I summarily dismiss [allegations that Gibney shot down Flight 93] because Lt. Col. Gibney was with me at the time. It disgusts me to see this because the public is being misled. More than anything else it disgusts me because it brings up fears. It brings up hopes — it brings up all sorts of feelings, not only to the victims’ families but to all individuals throughout the country, and the world for that matter. I get angry at the misinformation out there.”
Note: No where does it state that Major Gibney received a medal for shooting down Flight 93. He received the medal for “for flying a Special Mission to New York”.
Allegedly tried a kamikaze attempt on Flight 93. Weird Twist.
F-16 pilot was ready to give her life on Sept. 11
“Late in the morning of the Tuesday that changed everything, Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney was on a runway at Andrews Air Force Base and ready to fly. She had her hand on the throttle of an F-16 and she had her orders: Bring down United Airlines Flight 93. The day’s fourth hijacked airliner seemed to be hurtling toward Washington. Penney, one of the first two combat pilots in the air that morning, was told to stop it.
The one thing she didn’t have as she roared into the crystalline sky was live ammunition. Or missiles. Or anything at all to throw at a hostile aircraft.”
Lt Col Pete Raffa – Lt.Col.Pete Raffa, commander of operations of the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo, died by a sudden heart attack on Dec. 2, 2001.
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“Another possibility is an F-16 from the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo, Ohio. “They had the fuel. They had guns. That’s what was needed,” said retired Lt. Col. Alan Scott. According to the official Pentagon version, Toledo jets took off at 10:17, 15 minutes after the crash. But Flight93Crash.com reports an eyewitness saw an F-16 take off around 9 a.m., before the second plane hit the WTC. Mysteriously, the 180th’s 44-year-old commander of operations, Pete Raffa, died of a heart attack in early December.”
“3. Researcher Robb Magley reported that a seismograph only 60 miles from where Flight 93 crashed recorded a sonic boom at 9:22 a.m., no doubt from a military jet. But which base sent the plane? Magley argues it came from the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo OH, which was definitely scrambled on 9-11 – the Pentagon says they took off at 10:17, but an eyewitness saw them at 9 am. This only deepens the mystery of the December death of the 180th’s 44-year-old commander of operations Pete Raffa. (Note: on 9/13/02 Magley withdrew his analysis upon learning that the seismograph pattern did not fit known patterns of sonic booms.)”
Toledo’s Air Guard called to defend U.S. on Sept. 11