First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America by Jack Cashill, James Sanders

By Jack Cashill, James Sanders

September eleven, 2001, didn't signify the 1st aerial attack opposed to the yank mainland. the 1st got here on July 17,1996, with the downing of TWA Flight 800. This publication seems intimately at what humans observed and heard in this fateful night.

First Strike explains how a made up our minds corps of normal voters labored to bare the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal research. With a magnificent array of evidence, Jack Cashill and James Sanders convey the connection among occasions in July 1996 and September 2001 and proclaim how and why the yankee govt has tried to hide up the truth.

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Conjecture will always be qualified. We will leave the tales of heroic work at sea and tragedy at home to others. There is no denying the magnitude of either. The shame of it all is that the former was squandered and the latter exploited. We will reveal instead, as well as the evidence permits, how and why agents of the government transformed the most public destruction of an airliner in American history—second only to the 9/11 terrorist attacks—into an unsolved mystery. 1 We do not deny the bungling.

It got much larger, maybe four or five times as large,” says Brumley, who was watching the explosion from overhead. “It was the same explosion. It just got bigger. My first thought was, Boy, what was that? ” “When that airplane blew up it immediately began falling,” adds Major Meyer. “It came right out of the sky. ” Brumley saw the burning debris hit the water and turned to summon a flight attendant. ”18 Brumley and the others were hardly alone in what they had seen. On that soft summer eve, thousands were watching the sea and the sky.

Don was startled. His mother had been dead for years. 19 Uneasy about the experience, Don brought Donna back to the house. Moments later the phone rang. Don answered it. A mother of another child had called in panic. She told him there was a crash out of JFK and wanted to know the flight number of their kids’ plane. Don replied that the flight was to have left JFK an hour earlier, but he sensed otherwise. ” He checked the ticket receipts only for confirmation. In Glendale, California, Flora Headley watched the news accounts in horror.

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