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First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2003

    One Unfortunate Chapter

    I appreciate the acknowledgment that I was given by the authors at the end of their excellent book which I recommend with some reservation. However, I do not endorse the conclusion that is reached in the final chapter of the book for the following reasons. The book provides an excellent description of the salient facts surrounding the downing of TWA 800. It would have been a superior book had the authors ended it with two chapters detailing with each of the principal theories concerning the question of `who¿ caused this crash. The terrorist theory holds that at least two missiles were fired by terrorists from sea and/or land locations while the friendly fire theory suggests that the plane was downed by friendly missile fire from naval vessels. Unfortunately the authors have attempted to include both theories in their final analysis and have thereby destroyed the credibility of their fine work by ending it with an unnecessary and wholly fictional dialog describing a scenario that is not plausible and is not supported by the facts. For the record, the work for which I was acknowledged suggests the U.S. government knew that terrorist missile launches were occurring in the Long Island area prior to, and after, the TWA 800 incident and it had tried unsuccessfully to prevent the attack that took place on July 17, 1996. James Kallstrom admitted in a telephone conversation with Reed Irvine of Accuracy in Media that there were indeed U.S. Naval vessels (believed to be submarines) under Flight 800 on a classified 'maneuver'. This has led further speculation to the theory of a friendly fire incident. My research indicates that this 'classified maneuver' was an anti-terrorist operation which unfortunately failed. The evidence that I gathered and which was available to the authors indicates that TWA 800 was brought down by the Osama bin Laden organization and that the downing was one of a series of missile attacks in the NY metropolitan area from November 1995 through the summer of 1997. At the time of the TWA 800 downing Osama bin Laden had a 'formal' agreement with the government of Iran to attack American and Israeli interests. A war with Iran in 1996 was not in the long term interest of the United States given that in the Iranian elections a government more inclined to open a dialog with the United States was moving into power under Present Khatami. Thus in my opinion the United States government decided to declare that the center fuel tank of TWA 800 exploded from an ignition source which was unknown and leave matters at that. I am not permitted in this review to provide a reference to my website where the above conclusions are documented and where the information available to the authors is gathered. However, any reader wishing to explore this matter further may conduct a Google search on ¿The Hull Thread¿. I trust when the paperback edition of the book is released the unfortunate fictional chapter at the end of the book will be removed or rewritten and that I will then be able to recommend this work without reservation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    A must read!

    This book confirms what many of us knew. It's a chilling but necessary read for every American.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2003

    Prepare to be Disturbed

    This book prompted me to write my Senators and Bill O'Reilly. This is a comprehensive book about the facts of the Flight 800 tragedy that were systematically covered up by our government. You will know the truth about the attack that took down this jet by the time you complete this book. It is an incredible story and is backed up by solid facts. I could not put it down and I can't get it off my mind....

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