Tuesday, May 08, 2007


9/11 Hijackings: A Farfetched Story

9/11 researcher David Ray Griffin has corrected some research errors he made regarding Barbara Olson’s alleged call, but at the same time shows that the scenario is nevertheless highly implausible. I would like to add one more thing which makes the whole “boxcutter” story even more implausible.

Naturally people are going to be afraid of a hijacker wielding a knife or boxcutter. If you get cut or stabbed in the wrong place, it could mean your life. But knives and boxcutters are no match for a more powerful weapon that all the passengers on those flights had at their disposal: luggage. Think about this for a moment. Let’s say you are a hijacker armed with a knife or boxcutter, waving it around frantically and threatening passengers with mortal wounds. Now suddenly, you are rushed by a group of desperate and enraged passengers swinging and throwing items of luggage taken from overhead compartments (anyone who flies knows that people put quite large and heavy items in those compartments). How long are you going to last with your boxcutter? You would be down for the count in a matter of seconds.

The more you think about it, the more improbable and incredible this story gets.

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