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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:35 PM
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The Plot to Kill Nixon
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:37 PM by illflem
Anyone else see it on the History Channel last night?
Surprised me that they were able to keep this guy's plan to kill Nixon in 1974 out of the press for so long and that he made it to the cockpit. Like hell no one ever thought of using a jet for a weapon before.

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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.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:37 PM
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1. Here's another thread about it
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:38 PM
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2. and another
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katmondoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:42 PM
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3. I saw it too
I was very surprised to learn an AIRPLANE was to be used as a missile to fly into the White House and this was KNOWN by the FBI in 1974. In 2001 nobody in intelligence heard of this??? Blows my mind.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:14 PM
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4. How did she say it "We didn't think they'd use jets to fly in the WTC".
Ah, intelligence. I saw it too, amazing. What got me is the part where he was dressed as Santa in front of the WH and the FBI let him "work off steam". That would never work today.
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