TWA FLIGHT 800: LOOK IF YOU WANT
If you still believe in a traditional view of the American government – and it is a comforting approach – you might want to avoid looking too closely at TWA Flight 800. Why not just live on with those feelings of Mom, apple pie, and yesteryear that made this country so great? You know, the story of George Washington and the cherry tree and “I can’t tell a lie”?
Well, in this case, the cherry tree that came down was an outbound 747, and what’s happened since will not be used as a morality lesson for future generations - not unless you’re talking about the relentless drive of some of the witnesses and investigators who continue calling the government’s story a lie.
It’s also refreshing these days - when you can’t criticize without being called a Bush hater - that the culprit in this cover-up was one William Jefferson Clinton, who felt a terrorist attack was the kind of wild card that could keep him from getting reelected. It was the summer of 1996, almost ten years ago.
So have a look, especially at the quality of witnesses who disagree with the story that the nose of a 747 was blown off and yet, it continued to fly upwards for several thousand feet. It really is fascinating stuff, but be forewarned, you might not feel the same way about your government after you’re done. Mom won’t be serving apple pie afterwards either.
TWA Flight 800 Investigation