August 4, 2002
Pilots say terrorists did not pilot planes on 9-11These days you can set yourself entirely apart by telling an unpleasant truth.
The News, "Portugal's Weekend Newspaper in English," reported a bombshell this weekend that has somehow eluded practically all of the international press. (see "September 11 - US Government accused") The fact that such a shocking report by a panel of uniquely authoritative Americans comes to us from Portugal is a story in itself, but unfortunately an old one.
According to The News, "A group of military and civilian US pilots, under the chairmanship of Colonel Donn de Grand, after deliberating non-stop for 72 hours, has concluded that, "The so-called terrorist attack was in fact a superbly executed military operation carried out against the USA, requiring the utmost professional military skill in command, communications and control. It was flawless in timing, in the choice of selected aircraft to be used as guided missiles and in the coordinated delivery of those missiles to their pre-selected targets."
The report doubts whether those alleged to be the terrorist perpetraters, supposedly trained on Cessna aircraft, could have located a target 200 miles from take off point with such deadly accuracy or mastered the instrument flight rules in the 45 minutes they were there. "Colonel de Grand said that it would be impossible for novices to have taken control of the four aircraft and orchestrated such a terrible act requiring military precision of the highest order," the article states.
At the press conference at which the panel presented its conclusions, a US Air Force officer who flew over 100 sorties during the Vietnam war, said, "Those birds either had a crack fighter pilot in the left seat, or they were being maneuvred by remote control."
There is a great deal more in this article, including expert testimony that it is now possible to control such airliners from the ground.
Also of note, Dr. Paul Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, and presently Senior Research Fellow at Stamford University, has endorsed the panel's conclusions and said that Osama bin Laden was not responsible for the attacks of September 11, challenging Bush to produce "irrefutable evidence" of that allegation.
Read this article, quickly. World War III is at the door.
-- By David Cogswell