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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-04 09:46 PM
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Raytheon, and Hani Hanjour's flight of fantasy
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Edited on Thu Jan-01-04 09:56 PM by Minstrel Boy
Raytheon is a leading defense contractor, and is responsible for "Global Hawk" and remote control technologies beloved of the Pentagon.

There are some funny things about Raytheon.

A USA Today story from October 2001, announced that Raytheon had remote-flown a FedEx 727 to a safe landing on a New Mexico air force base in August 2001, without a pilot.

On at least three of the four sparsely occupied hijacked flights, there was a Raytheon employee. Including, on Flight 77, the plane which hit the Pentagon, Stanley Hall, director of program management for Raytheon's Electronics Warfare Division. A colleague called him "our dean of electronic warfare" (

Also, in the days following 9/11, at least some of the bin Laden family were flown out on private planes from Raytheon's own airfields.

Now, about Hani Hanjour, the alleged pilot of Flight 77.

He was so unskilled, he'd been denied a Cessna just three weeks before. He'd tried to learn to fly for years, but his instructor found him hopeless.

Yet three weeks later, Hanjour is said to have piloted a commercial airliner at 500 miles per hour so aerobatically a flight controller believed she was following the path of an F-18, perform a 270 degree spiralling descent of 5,000 feet over Washington in a matter of seconds, going out of his way to hit the Navy side of the five-storey high Pentagon: the one side which was virtually empty and undergoing reconstruction, and the only side whose exterior wall had been hardened to withstand attack.

Here's a MIHOP speculation: to ensure the hijackers did the damage, and only the damage the cabal needed, control was taken from them while in flight.

Whatever became of the black boxes of the WTC and Pentagon planes? The electronic readings and the cockpit conversations may have been illuminating.
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