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New Book

Sat Jan 02, 1999 6:36 pm

Just wondering whether anyone has read the new book on TWA 800, "Accident or Incident".Is it worth buying?
Here's what one reader at Amazaon's UK site thought:

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John J. Rust, from Prescott, AZ , 23 November, 1998
"No Conspiracy Theory Here. Nicely presented case."
After all the conspiracy theories laid out by anyone with access to the Internet, it's nice to see two men of very knowledgable and repected backgrounds come together to lay out their case. While they don't say it with 100-percent asuredness, Parlier and Ready make a good case that a terrorist missile downed TWA 800. The likely suspects -- Iran. Both men lay out a very compelling case against Iran, citing their past history with terrorism, their public rhetoric and actions directed against the U.S., and their most likely reason, vengence for the Iranian Air bus shootdown in 1988. Eyewitness testimony, radar tapes and accident reports are all brought into play. A dramatized scenerio on how Iran could have pulled off such an attack is also presented, as is why the U.S. Government may not want certain things about the crashed to be released publicly in the here and now.

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RE: New Book

Sat Jan 02, 1999 8:16 pm

I don't know that book but I don't belive in the "terrorist missile" theory. Terrorist acts are made to call the world attention to some sort of ideology. As far as I know, no terrorist group have said: "We did it".
I'm with the "wrong missile at the wrong place at the wrong time".
One thing scares me. Flyf15 said in the TWA800 post that maybe the government wanted/needed to kill somebody onboard that plane. Just this thought makes me think what kind of democracy there is in the U.S.A. ??????? dictatocracy?

Mirage, Faro, Portugal

P.S. I don't want to start another heat discussion but this makes me think....

RE: New Book

Sat Jan 02, 1999 8:24 pm

They are on the right track with the missle but I doubt Iran was involved. This was a HUGE blunder by the US Navy. Maybe someday they will have enough respect for the families to come clean. Somehow though, knowing the Pentagon, I doubt they will ever confess. It will take an insider with enough guts to release information to someone in the press hoping they take it from there.
I guess some of you are too young to remember the
"Pentagon Papers". It took an insider like Mr. Elsberg who released the truth about the Vietnam war to get the ball rolling. Once that info was made public, the american people knew first hand we were loosing the war. Lets hope there is another brave person in the Pentagon willing to do the same here with TW800.
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Remember KAL 007????

Sun Jan 03, 1999 7:39 am

The Stinger missile is just a little thing. It carries about a dozen pounds of explosive in missile that can be fired from a golf bag. It sure can bring down an airliner at low altitude, but TWA was about 13,000 ft (I think) when it exploded. That's above the accurate height for that kind of missile, so the changes of a successful hit would have been low.

Remember KAL 007?? That 747 was brought down by an air-to-air missile, which had about twice the explosive power of a Stinger. The missile was fired at point blank range. After the hit, the plane's recorder heard several seconds of time before the plane came apart.

If a missile did hit TWA 800, it would have to have been HUGE and deadly accurate to take out the plane in a split second.

RE: Remember KAL 007????

Sun Jan 03, 1999 10:04 am

Well i kinda have that covered too... on the ATC, and also interviews after the crash of pilots who saw the explosion, a few said that they were targeted for a few seconds!!! It was no amature shoting it, it had a target (800) and it hit it. Maybe they thought it wasn't TWA, but they still knew what they were doing. Personally, I think they should just admit it already! I would forgive them as long as I hear the truth, and it would clear up A LOT of peoples minds, especially victims families! am I correct?
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RE: Remember KAL 007????

Sun Jan 03, 1999 10:13 am

Well, a stinger with a PDF and a special warhead and targeting system could have shot it down if the center fuel tank was hit.

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