By Reed Irvine
September 11, 2001

This is another day that will live in infamy, September 11, 2001. The attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. are obviously the work of a well organized terrorist operation that has to have the backing or the protection of a foreign government. Iraq and Osama bin Laden, who operates out of Afghanistan, are prime suspects.

Both are sworn enemies of the United States and both have the capability of enlisting agents who are willing to play the role of suicide bombers. With the enormous capability our intelligence agencies have to intercept communications around the world, one has to wonder if someone dropped the ball and disregarded evidence that this attack was being planned. The timing of the three attacks shows that there had to be coordination by persons on U.S. soil who were involved in the operation.

Newt Gingrich has called this another Pearl Harbor, and while we donít as yet know the number of lives lost, it is possible that it will exceed the toll at Pearl Harbor. One big difference is that we knew immediately who our enemy was on December 7, 1941. We donít as yet know who orchestrated the attacks on New York City and Washington.

We have to wonder if the Clinton administrationís cover-up of the cause of the crash of TWA Flight 800 emboldened the perpetrators of these attacks to carry out their kamikaze missions. The evidence that TWA 800 was downed by missiles is overwhelming. Hundreds of eyewitnesses either saw a missile rise from the surface of the ocean or spotted a missile in the sky heading for TWA 800. Radar picked up a missile track. But all of this ended up being disregarded by the FBI, the CIA and the National Transportation Safety Board. These government agencies collaborated to produce a video simulation of the crash that was based on a lie dreamed up by the CIA to discredit the hundreds of eyewitnesses who know they saw a missile.

We have the transcript of remarks by the CIA analyst who claims he thought of the idea of proving all those witnesses were mistaken by claiming that they had seen only the airliner climbing three thousand feet after its nose was broken off by a fuel-tank explosion. The three agencies all accepted this lie, even though it defies both aeronautics and common sense, because they did not want to admit that the plane had been shot down.

Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, ex-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was convinced by the evidence that a missile was involved. He believed that it was a terrorist act and that Congress should investigate it. There had been a warning from the Middle East that a major attack was coming. A retired Navy officer told us he was scheduled to be on a retaliatory mission to Sudan that never occurred. If it was terrorists, the refusal of our government to take any action surely emboldened those responsible to plan an even more horrendous attack. Instead of denying there was a cover-up, the Bush Justice Department should demand the truth be told about TWA 800.

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