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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:55 AM
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How could Condi Rice and everyone else seem to forget Samuel Byck?
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Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:55 AM by underpants
CLAIM: "I do not remember any reports to us, a kind of strategic warning, that planes might be used as weapons."

CLAIM: "I was certainly not aware of < intelligence reports about planes as missiles > at the time that I spoke" in 2002. < responding to Kean >

http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF...



The History channel is promoting an upcoming special entitled, The Plot to Kill Nixon. There is also an upcoming film called The Assassination of Richard Nixon, starring Sean Penn. It's a true story based on Samuel Bicke's attempt to hijack an airliner in 1974 and crash it into the White House.

My point is this - following 9/11, our government repeatedly told us that they never conceived of the idea of someone using an airplane as a weapon (nevermind the nut who tried to crash a single engine plane into Clinton's White House). But that's obviously not the case - would the CIA or FBI or Secret Service really forget this incident? Certainly our government didn't need 9/11 to prove that it could be done.



http://maccabee.dailykos.com/story/2005/1/22/2378/17470


For years, Samuel Byck, an out-of-work tire salesman, led a secret life as a would-be assassin. His target: President Richard M. Nixon. This 90-minute special reveals the untold story in Byck's own words! Byck left behind a 2-hour audiotape telling of his hatred of Nixon and his elaborate plan to kill him. The FBI and Secret Service now use this remarkable tape to train their agents. In the early 1970s, Samuel Byck devised a plan that involved hijacking a jet airliner and crashing it into the White House in order to kill President Nixon--the first time a commercial plane was intended to be used as a weapon. Using his real voice, this dramatic special recreates the bizarre story from Byck's deranged point of view. In the end, we show what really happened, and what prevented Byck from reaching his target.

http://www.historychannel.com/global/listings/listings....

The History channel is promoting an upcoming special entitled, The Plot to Kill Nixon. There is also an upcoming film called The Assassination of Richard Nixon, starring Sean Penn. It's a true story based on Samuel Bicke's attempt to hijack an airliner in 1974 and crash it into the White House.

My point is this - following 9/11, our government repeatedly told us that they never conceived of the idea of someone using an airplane as a weapon (nevermind the nut who tried to crash a single engine plane into Clinton's White House). But that's obviously not the case - would the CIA or FBI or Secret Service really forget this incident? Certainly our government didn't need 9/11 to prove that it could be done.



http://maccabee.dailykos.com/story/2005/1/22/2378/17470
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