An interesting video originating from the last anniversary of
9/11 has surfaced in the last couple of days and is currently
doing the rounds on various video websites.
The video features a segment of a CNN interview
with 9/11 Commission member Tim Roemer during which he declares
that the attack on the Pentagon came from a "missile".
Roemer quickly corrects himself:
"Seeing one of our fortresses pried open
by a missile... airplane, thinking about the number of people
that died....". Roemer states.
Watch the video:
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A Democrat, Roemer served in the United States
House of Representatives for twelve years before becoming the
president of the Center for National Policy (CNP), a Washington,
D.C-based national security think tank in 2003.
Is Roemer alluding to the fact that the airplane
acted as a missile, or is this a slip of the tongue?
If so it would not be the first time such a slip
On October 12, 2001 former Defense Secretary Donald
a similar comment in an interview with Parade magazine,
"Here we're talking about plastic knives
and using an American Airlines flight filed with our citizens,
and the missile to damage this building and similar (inaudible)
that damaged the World Trade Center. The only way to deal
with this problem is by taking the battle to the terrorists,
wherever they are, and dealing with them."
Rumsfeld also keeps
a piece of the supposed flight 77 on his desk as
a reminder of the attacks. During a TV interview with Fox News,
he once infamously referred to the grisly souvenir as "a
piece of the missile" that hit the Pentagon.
The missile at the Pentagon theory is one facet
of 9/11 research that fiercely divides the truth community.
Proponents claim that a lack of debris on the
Pentagon lawn, combined with the small size of the hole in the
building's facade and the near impossible maneuvers a jetliner
would have had to make to strike the building indicate that
some form of robust missile caused the damage.
Meanwhile other researchers have dismissed the
theory as ill conceived and point out that large amounts of
debris were recovered from inside the building. It has even
been suggested that the references to a missile are part of
a purposeful disinformation tactic designed to discredit stronger
evidence of foul play surrounding the attacks.