The US justice department has released the first video of the plane crashing into the Pentagon on 11 September 2001. The release of the video, taken from a Pentagon security camera, comes after a Freedom of Information Act request by legal watchdog Judicial Watch. The group said it hoped to dispel conspiracy theories about the crash.
“Finally, we hope that this video will put to rest the conspiracy theories involving American Airlines Flight 77,” president Tom Fitton said.
Some theorists have suggested the aircraft was shot down in flight, and that the Pentagon was struck by a missile. [source]
I recently got around watching the documentary “Loose Change” after I saw “In Plane Sight” a year ago or so. For those who havenÃ¢??t seen either one, it basically reviews videos of the crashes in slow motion, media quotes and eye witness accounts from newspapers and TV reports. You can watch them on YouTube or Google Video. It also presents various “experts” who question why the towers fell, claiming it’s an engineering impossibility. Photos of the Pentagon crash show no airplane debris, as if it all disappeared, and no shape of a plane in the wall but rather a gaping hole. Anyways both films go through an extensive list of things which I suppose took a lot of research.
I questioned a lot of the things presented because either it didn’t make sense or because there could be more than one explanation. For example, the second plane to fly into the second tower had a white flash coming out just seconds before impact. The film suggests it could have been a missile or a bomb exploding at the exact moment. To me it looked like the Sun reflecting on the nose of the plane for a brief second. There was also the claim that it was not an airliner jet but a windowless plane based on a few pictures and video clips of news reports at the time.
I don’t buy most of the stuff but some of it does throw a few things in to question. These are old questions in my head and nothing actually provoked from the films.
I remember sitting and watching the whole thing on American TV, switching channels to get more and more information. And I can’t remember almost any of it. None of that footage was ever shown again. What I do remember were reporters saying they heard the sound of bombs exploding near the ground floor of the towers, seeing flashes of light inside the building and a whole bunch of other bits of information here and there that was “cleared up” after 9/11 and never heard from again.
I guess we’re always stuck in this world that is black and white. Either you accept this as the absolute truth or you are a denier. So the truth becomes questionable and all of history is questionable. The truth is usually somewhere in between because there are always questions with no answers. As far as 9/11 is concerned, not all the information about that day is known. It’s been kept classified and that is an obvious fact. Videos like this one that the Pentagon just released are proof of that. So conspiracy theorists will always be filling in the blanks.