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7. Eyewitness Reports Concerning Missile-Like Sounds

No photos of missile. No parts of missile. No radar tracking of missile reported. Radar spotted the planes. How did they miss a missile, which the government prides itself on being able to detect at any given moment? The government had 43 minutes of warning, between the time a second jet hit the South WTC tower and the time that AA 77 hit the Pentagon. In those 43 minutes, I feel that NORAD had the time to find any other aircraft in the area, besides AA 77 and the plane in Pennsylvania.
            Smoke out behind supposed missile on its way to Pentagon crash, looks fake to me. The supposed smoke could be anything; dust; or it could have been a retouch on the photo itself. This document/photo was issued by the government We should be suspicious of its authenticity because of its source, first. Secondly, it is not a picture of a missile.
            The 5 frames issued by the government: what is the official citation on this? A legal citation?
            Question: What is the point of foreign planners of 9/11 using a missile, if they've already got 4 airliners hijacked and in the air?
            A missile goes on a straight or looping trajectory, not a tight, sudden elevation -- changing pattern like the pattern of the plane that was radar tracked to the Pentagon.
            If a missile had been used, its parts would be inside the Pentagon, not outside on the lawn. The time that the photos were taken needs to be established. The photos that are usually produced in the news, look like they were taken late into the clean-up. So the citations and sources, with times, need to be established.
            The Associated Press first reported that a "booby trapped truck" might have been responsible for the Pentagon explosion, a la the Murtaugh Building demolition in Oklahoma City.

Terronez, Tony
"Around 9:40 a.m. I reached the heliport area (beside the Pentagon) . . . So I got about 100 yards or so past the heliport and then all of the sudden I heard this loud screeching sound that just came out of nowhere and it intensified. This huge WHOOSH! And something made me look in my rearview mirror and by the time I looked up I saw the side of the Pentagon explode. . . .
          . . . "As the fireball got higher and higher, you saw this debris go up in the air. I'm watching this in my rearview mirror, and then I thought, `Oh my God, there's debris coming toward me!' So my reaction was, I ducked into my passenger seat and I heard the pitter-patter of pebbles and concrete bouncing off my car. And the next thing you know, I heard this big crash come from somewhere. It sounded like glass being shattered and I thought maybe, at first, it was one of my windows so I popped up to look but everything was fine. But when I looked to the car next to me I realized that something went through (the driver's) rear windshield and shattered it. There was a hole where you could see that something went through it. . . .
          . . . "Then both I and the guy in front of me looked at his rear windshield and saw what was about a four-inch hole in it and the rest of the window was shattered as if someone took a baseball bat to it.
          "At point . . . I didn't know it was a plane, I thought it was a missile strike . . .
          "Pulling away from the Pentagon there was tons of stuff on the ground, big pieces of metal, concrete, everything. We got up to a certain point and there was this huge piece of something -- I mean it was big, it looked like a piece of an engine or something -- in the road. And there was somebody, definitely a security guard or maybe a military person, with his car in front of it making sure no one touched it."
          "I looked back and I saw the fire, it was just huge and just incredible.
"Amazing stories: The air, the island and the fortress, by Jennifer Simmons, Counseling Today Online, 10/01

Rains, Lon
In light traffic the drive up Interstate 395 from Springfield to downtown Washington takes no more than 20 minutes. But that morning, like many others, the traffic slowed to a crawl just in front of the Pentagon. With the Pentagon to the left of my van at about 10 o'clock on the dial of a clock, I glanced at my watch to see if I was going to be late for my appointment.
          At that moment I heard a very loud, quick whooshing sound that began behind me and stopped suddenly in front of me and to my left. In fractions of a second I heard the impact and an explosion. The next thing I saw was the fireball.
          I was convinced it was a missile. It came in so fast it sounded nothing like an airplane. Friends and colleagues have asked me if I felt a shock wave and I honestly do not know. I felt something, but I don't know if it was a shock wave or the fact that I jumped so hard I strained against the seat belt and shoulder harness and was thrown back into my seat.
"Eyewitness: The Pentagon," by Lon Rains, Editor, Space News

Sucherman, Joel
I heard a sonic boom and then the impact, the explosion. . . . There were light poles down. There was what appeared to be the outside covering of the jet strewn about. . . . Within about two minutes there were firetucks on the scene. . . . Within a minute another plane started veering up and to the side. At that point it wasn't clear whether that plane was trying to maneuver out of the way and out of the air space or if that plane was coming around for another hit as well.
Real Player (Audio): "Joel Sucherman,"
The above is linked to at: "Plane crashes in Pa.; unclear if related,", 9/12/01

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