This event happened 3 months after the events of 9/11, so if it REALLY was a terrorist act that brought the plane down (which I personally doubt), do you think that the US Gov. would allow that to leak, or would they make up some BS story saying it was mechanical failure! Think about it.
Think about what, exactly? That some nut who wants us to think he's dangerous now claims responsibility for something he had no connection with?
So I'm guessing the government somehow recorded and re-edited the CVR tapes so the pilots are saying something completely different on it than they actually were? I suppose the government planted the vertical fin in the water off Long Island Sound? I suppose all those witnesses (including other commercial pilots on the ground) that actually saw the fin tear off the plane are government agents?
If anything, the government would have used any terrorism after 9/11 to its advantage in justifying the various wars we're now involved in. It would have made it easier to convince the public that these terrorists need to be eradicated before they strike again. So you not only don't have the facts on your side, you don't even have a motive that makes sense.
Jesus man, this was not terrorism, and if it was, the government would go out of its way to tell us. There's a reason you're not seeing this story on CNN or MSNBC or good lord, even Fox News. It's because it's a bunch of nonsense. It's one idiot who thinks it's in his best interest that some who don't know any better think his group's responsible for this crash. The problem is, he and they weren't, and that's already been conclusively proven. It was an accident.
This has been one of the most public and transparent investigations in the history of the NTSB. You can see all of their raw documentation on this accident here: http://www.ntsb.gov/events/2001/AA587/default.htm
The final report is expected this fall.
[Edited 2004-08-29 04:01:17]
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