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Many Questions Still Remain About Trade Center Attack

The truth behind the mainstream media reports on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and earlier disasters continues to emerge through alternative sources.
By Col. Donn de Grand Pre
How could a hijacker armed with a box cutter dispatch the crew, especially two strapping pilots up front in cramped quarters? How were the towers—plus three other buildings —actually brought down? These are among many important questions that have yet to be answered by the government’s official 9-11 theory.

Let’s look at the pilots of those Sept. 11 flights:

John Ogonowski, captain of American Airlines flight 11, took off from Logan Airport in Boston at 7:59 a.m., with 81 passengers and 11 crew and crashed into the World Trade Center at 8:45 a.m.

Ogonowski was an Air Force fighter pilot in Vietnam and joined American Airlines 23 years ago. He lived on his farm north of Boston which was purchased and cultivated by his Polish grandfather 100 years ago. Ogonowski was big, burly and physically strong. His co-pilot, Tom McGuinness, was also in excellent physical condition.

LeRoy Homer, first officer of United Airlines flight 93, departed Newark for San Francisco at 8:01 a.m. with 39 passengers and seven crew. Many people believe that it was taken out by an Air Force F-16. It crashed in Somerset County, Pa., at 10:10 a.m. Homer, muscular and agile, was a former Air Force pilot.

Victor Saracini, another former fighter pilot of the Vietnam era, was captain of UAL Flight 175; which left Boston for Los Angeles at 8:14 a.m., with 56 passengers and nine crew but crashed into a second WTC tower at 9:03. Saracini was in superb physical shape, with a quick and alert mind.

Chic Burlingame was a graduate of Naval Academy, flew F-4s in Vietnam, left the Navy 28 years ago and joined American Airlines. Burlingame was captain of AA flight 77. He departed Washington Dulles at 8:10 am and crashed into the Pentagon at 9:41. Burlingame was a health nut, jogger and exceptionally competent pilot.

No one, whether armed with razor or handgun, is going to take the controls away from these guys, much less overpower two of them.

Their absolute best defense would have been to roll the airplane over, using the eight-click “barrel roll.” At fourth click, you are inverted; at eighth click, you are once again upright and straight and level. The total maneuver time is 10 seconds. A forced takeover could never have happened inside one of their cockpits.

My group of aviation experts has several clips of raw video footage showing the two aircraft strikes on the towers and their subsequent collapse.

Especially revealing is a Fox 5 News tape depicting the sudden implosion of the two towers, the first of which took place at 10 a.m.

The crucial segment is from 9:58 a.m. to 10:03 a.m. At 10 a.m., the screen goes blank and, a few seconds later, a great white cloud of smoke and dust rises from the base of the tower.

The news anchor exclaims: “There is an explosion at the base of the building . . . white smoke from the bottom . . . something has happened at the base of the building . . . then, another explosion. Another building in the WTC complex [has blown up] . . .”

The above reveals only a few of the many unanswered questions surrounding the worst terrorism America has experienced. That there is at this time still no thorough congressional investigation of the events of 9-11 is itself a major unanswered question. But with government cooperation or without, the historical truth will be uncovered.

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