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RH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-04 04:27 PM
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When those images first appeared most of those who responded on the internet said that they show no plane at all.

So why then continue to refuse to address the issue of who really gave that material to Associated Press? With regard to their credibility that is surely the most crucial factor. Or do you seriously expect us to think that no news media image was ever enhanced to improve an effect?

My opinion is otherwise that the alleged tail fin is no such thing, not from any aircraft. The illusion is a composite effect of a tree beside the beltway and the River House apartments in the distance, which stood exactly in line in that position.

The alleged missile smoke may or may not be the B757. That would at least be the correct position for it. The alleged tail fin is too high. The beltway in the distance is elevated, about 50 feet above the level of the Pentagon lawn, distorting the impression of perspective. Given that we do not see each end of the white object I do not not know how to reliably estimate the size of it. That part of the image is unfortunately distorted by the heat haze.

It is very sad that after more than two whole years none of the loud mouths has yet managed to obtain a more authentic version, nor any authentic data to identify the original format of the images. Without better information there is no point in going on about it any further.

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