Aug 20 2006

More Lefty Lunacy

Published by at 8:43 am under All General Discussions,Bin Laden/GWOT

The leftward fringes are a piece of work, I will give them that. Apparently one of those who flew the cuckoo’s nest has come out with a book that claims that Flight 93 was not the first battle in the sky between Americans and the Islamic fascists. The author writes his dribble in the Daily Mail (which obviously will print anything to make money) and flies right by the cockpit tape recordered voices and the avionics data which clearly lays out the flight path the plane took. His conclusion is based on the idea there could not be such ‘patriotism’:

For I believe that Flight 93 may well have been deliberately shot down as a means of stopping it from reaching its ultimate target — even at the expense of the 40 blameless people on board. It is a suspicion that was held even by the FBI, but was swept aside as a shaken America clung on to the official version of selfless sacrifice and raw patriotism.

Clung to the idea of sacrifice and patriotism? We would have seen that in the event if it had to be shotdown. But an airline’s data recorder will show the effects of a hit on the plane, and there would have been some indication from the terrorists of being attacked by US jets in the cockpit voice recorder. Why is this author so hell bent on avoiding all the evidence and making up his own fantasy version? Easy:

Instead, the real story is mired in cynical manipulation and warmongering propaganda. I am convinced there is evidence to suggest a wholly sinister twist to the tale that already holds pride of place in American folklore.

You know, if these idiots would use a fraction of their time trying to solve the threat from the terrorists they might come up with something. They no doubt have active imaginations. But one truly has to worry about a political movement that displays its intellect in such bizarre and self serving ways. If the Deaniacs and KosKids do get their hands on some political power what other histories will they try to re-write in a spasm of Big Brother Media control straight out of the book ? Will they trump up charges on more than Bush and Cheney, and try to make the case against conservatives such that conservatives will be hauled away from the public square? After calling for Bush’s impeachment, why stop there? Would the lunatic left open our borders to the Islamic Fascists in a naive effort to show how wrong Bush is about terrorists? People this delusional can think up anything and believe it will work. They are not grounded in reality, they are attempting to elevate their egoes to impossible highs. Anyone who goes this far to ignore reality is a danger to one and all.

I will use one bit of evidence to show why a novice in physics and engineering is free to break the laws of nature in order to fulfill their bizarre fantasy needs:

However, the absence of any significant debris — including tailplane and wings — bewildered witnesses, relatives and, more importantly, some crash experts.

They found it hard to believe that an airliner up to 155ft long, with two engines each weighing more than six tons, could have penetrated the ground so completely as to utterly disappear. Had it, in reality, been blown to pieces in mid-air?

Certainly it is unclear how a single piece of fuselage the size of a dining room table could have been recovered from a marina in Indian Lake, a couple of miles away from the crash site — unless it fell from the sky during an aerial break-up.

But a bigger mystery is why the engines went missing.

Considering their weight, they should have plunged deep into the earth along with the rest of the airliner.

Yet they weren’t in the crater and only a one-ton segment of an engine was ever recovered, again more than a mile from the crash site. The FBI said, unconvincingly, that it had ‘bounced’ there.

The plane was flying at top speed, at the breaking point of its structural elements. It is clear the impact had such force if tore the entire plane apart into such small pieces that they did blow up and away for miles. The author incorrectly assumes the tail and wings would remain intact, when they actually would be the ones to fracture apart. The wings are not rigidly strong, they are flexible, as any who flies would note as the plane takes off the wings bend up, and when in turbulance they flap up and down. The images of wings and tails intact come from attempted landings – not nose down crashes. The plane that dove into the Florida marshes years back had the same impact results – no large strucural elements remained.

The author notes parts of the engines were found miles away, and they could have bounced on the ground after they sheared off in the last gyration of the fuselage towards the ground. The engines would be the first to come off in a sharp turn as their massive inertia and still full thrust would be a large force in the direction of flight while the plane itself turnd downward. Those engines would fly right off and break up themselves as they hit the earth far away from the plane itself.

Parts were found in a vast area from the main site, so that seals that scenario. What is ridiculous is the author never explains how this so called strange crash site would fit into the fighter jet scenario – especially when the jets were only armed with their guns and did not have time to attach any air-to-air missiles. And even if that was a lie, why was the crash site like it was? How does the missile scenario make it all work out? Where was the indication in the data or the voice recorder of a hit?

These people are pathetic and the more they rant the less anyone should take them seriously. I know not everyone has the math and science background I have, but some common sense has to come in play here. Would any of us seen these poor souls as any less patriotic or selfless if they had been shot down? Not immediately after 9-11. At that time they would still have been precious to the memory of America, as all who died that day are.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “More Lefty Lunacy”

  1. Unscripted Thoughts says:

    Good post. If I may extend your analysis a bit…. in reality, many of the existing speed restrictions present in commercial airliners are the result of the engine being hung EXTERNALLY on the wing. The reason military aircraft can (and do) accelerate to supersonic speeds and are capable of 9+ G turns is because the engine is an integrated component of the fuselage; not hung on the wing to snap off the first time the pilot does some “yanking an banking.”

    With the engine hung on the wing, it is possible for it to have snapped off in flight (due to G forces or excessive speed as they plummeted toward earth) or remained attached and followed the airframe into the crater to disintegrate. Accordingly, the cockpit recorder and black box recorder would easily provide the answer. Either way, the absence of engines proves little or nothing. At least the moon bats are good for a laugh now and then!

  2. Terrye says:

    That plane was going so fast when hit the earth that I would imagine a great deal of it just vaporized, pulvarized, turn to splinters and ash. These folks are long on bull and short on science.

    How do they think a rock a mile wide could be capable of wiping out a species? No, they would never lock up the conservative, they would need them to keep the lights turned on.

  3. MerlinOS2 says:

    I’m still trying to figure out which is more telling, the article or the comments to it.

    Rule of thumb: never trust an aviation expert whose only airfoil experience is throwing a frisbee

  4. MerlinOS2 says:


    Thank you for the one sentence concise distillment of the premise proposed in “Atlas Shrugged”.

    After all, it is the concise and compelling argument to the viability of the “Animal Farm” concept.

    Hey but what do I know?

  5. Sharpshooter says:

    Take a gander at the debris left of Payne Stewart’s Lear Jet; the biggest piece was the size of a softball.

    These mental midgets are not really worth the time and bandwidth.

  6. trentk269 says:

    Nothing new, I’m afraid. The left has been spinning looney conspiracy theories for years, with the only caveat being that the story must reflect poorly upon the government or the people of the United States.