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Response to Mr. Skeptik (Reply #73)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 01:18 PM

75. seriously?

What are you saying? That it was somehow objectively ridiculous to target the Pentagon instead of the White House or the Capitol? If you actually believe that, surely no one will change your mind. But it isn't very hard to understand why the Pentagon would be an appealing target. (There is also the matter of the fourth plane.)

The plane came from the west and hit the western side of the Pentagon. Dunno how this counts as passing up the White House, passing up the Capitol, and passing up the SecDef office to "go around and hit" a particular side. Also dunno what you think the point would have been of killing 'only' 125 people at the Pentagon when it would have been easier to kill no one at the Pentagon.

ONI was Jonathan Pollard's old haunt - that give us some idea of the level of material and activity they're involved in - far above and beyond what some terrorist might be after.


Riiiiiight. Either that, or it gives us some idea of the building layout.

So back to Nr. 1 - Don't gloss over the main point - do you believe the terrorists just happened to pick the same day as the exercises-that that was just a coincidence?


If you concede that the exercises weren't unprecedented and weren't relevant, then why would I not think it was a coincidence?

And if you don't concede that, then why are you accusing me of glossing over points? Wow.

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