|Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 94):|
Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 50):
There are witnesses that swear their lives on the fact that they saw a missile.....
Well, they ought to start drinking the Kool-Aid then...there is no way they saw the missile. It was dark and missiles don't have position lights. At best, they'd see the missiles exhaust plume which, wonder of wonders, looks just like burning fuel pouring from a disintegrating airliner.
Eyewitness testimony and recollection are much
less reliable than you think. With DNA technology legal experts are finding that out every day. You have a witness who says dramatically, "I'd never forget that.... He absolutely did it"
Witness is absolutely sure, but witness is absolutely wrong more than you think.
Now when you are talking about streaks in the sky close to dusk (9:00 PM
or so in July in LI
) causing a horrific tragedy, witnessed by people who, em, probably had a fair bit of wine in them (as I would if I were in the Hamptons on a nice summer evening) and, well you have recipe for poor recall.
|Quoting MIT787 (Reply 15):|
Here is an even better lesson...You can not have a conspiracy involving over 400 people and expect not one person to say a thing. This is the craziest conspiracy theory yet. Do you really believe over 400 people witnessed innocent civilians murdered and nobody said a word? Sorry, but I believe most people have more compassion than that.
Bingo!!! Even if you have a cynical view of people don't you think *someone* would talk, either to a buddy in a bar who then tells the world, or to a girlfriend or something??? Puh-leeze!
|Quoting SEPilot (Reply 21):|
I also had a friend who was a TV newscaster who told me that he knew for a fact that they had a separate hangar where some of the parts of the wreck were that nobody was allowed access to; that in fact they did know that it was a missile that brought it down, and they knew what type of missile and it was in fact being covered up
Then your friend is the world's worst newscaster, because I mean if he knew that for a fact then he would go from newscaster at WZZZ in Hauppauge to anchoring his own show at CNN in a New York minute by, gee, I don't know, perhaps, doing an exposé on this explosive "fact"!
Anyway, I think the Eastern crash in JFK
in '75 really focused people on wind shear for the first time. That should've been on the list.
Also the PSA
Crash in San Diego in '78, preceded Cerritos, but alas, it was only after the Cerritos crash that changes were effected.
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