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  • worldnetdaily-8-7-00
    show host Alan Colmes at one point Go ahead Ms Reno sue me Traficant shot back Let s get this into a trial Let s get it all out in the open On the crucial issue of suspected Chinese theft of U S nuclear weapons secrets Traficant said the nation hasn t had so much as a high school debate on the issue When questioned about the veracity of the affidavits Traficant said he didn t know whether they were completely true or not but added they were important enough to examine He also said the entire Justice Department has become little more than a vetting agency charged with concealing sensitive and potentially damaging information about alleged illegalities within the Clinton administration and specifically the department itself I also want to know is Ms Reno subject to blackmail over this information and does President Clinton have this information Traficant said Did the FBI ever look into these charges What do they know The Ohio congressman said he believed that because of the charges he outlined and those contained in the affidavits he claimed to have Reno has failed to conduct serious investigations into Chinese nuclear weapons theft as well as a range of other Clinton administration scandals She s too compromised he said adding that she had been fast tracked into her attorney general s position to start with Traficant said Reno s alleged improprieties occurred while she was a Dade County Miami Fla state prosecutor and municipal judge None of this is about Democrats and Republicans Traficant said It s about getting the truth to come out The Justice Department was not available for comment at press time Meanwhile FBI investigators are examining Traficant s own alleged ties to organized crime something he says is politically motivated and unfounded

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  • reuters-8-10-00
    which heads the federal investigation Boeing attributed the crash to an ignition of flammable vapours in the centre wing tank resulting in a loss of structural integrity of the aircraft Briefing reporters in suburban Arlington Va company officials said on Thursday they had been unable to determine the ignition source and declined to name any likely candidates We re going to leave that to the five member safety board which is to consider on August 22 23 its final report on the probable cause of the crash Ron Hinderberger director of aircraft safety for Boeing s commercial airplane group said There would be nothing that would please us more than to say we found it Hinderberger said referring to whatever sparked the explosion Not uncovering it was bothersome he conceded INVESTIGATION BOOSTS SAFETY But he said the hunt had identified ways to enhance fuel tank system safety including a recommendation that airplane operators use air conditioning carts when on the ground to lower fuel tank temperatures when the thermometer tops 60 degrees Fahrenheit 15 6 degrees Celsius Dennis Floyd the Seattle based company s chief engineer for airplane safety said the investigation has prompted 48 service bulletins recommending design maintenance and or inspection improvements across the Boeing fleet the most to result from any accident by far Eleven others are in the works Although Boeing declined to name a suspected cause it said none of the recovered fuel system components showed any evidence of having sparked the events suspected of blowing up the airliner Similarly no evidence was found that any of the 747 100 s fuel quantity indicators probes or wiring were the culprits the company said in its report to the safety board Boeing s examination of the recovered wreckage did not reveal any evidence of bomb damage

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  • bardonia-8-10-00
    and explain how he was able to see the streak climb and turn prior to any explosion on the aircraft A tape recorded interview of Mr Goss was played at the Accuracy in Media conference held on October 18 1997 in which Goss stated That evening I was just finishing up a sunfish race at West Hampton Yachts club It was a Wednesday night and that particular night every week we have an informal sunfish race and then it s followed by a bring your own barbecue dinner on the back porch of the yacht club That porch faces south and my position at the table that I was sitting at I was looking right out at Moriches Bay and you know just leaning back resting just enjoying the moment of that part of the evening It was near dusk and it was then that I saw a flare type object go up and feeling that someone along Dune Road has fireworks and other members of the club saw it also and said hey look at the firework And everybody turned to look and we all watched it climb And I particularly watched it and it was bright very bright and you know that almost bright pink you know and orange glow around it and it traveled up It looked to go straight up from the area that I was observing it and then it reached it s peak and it seemed to go away in the distance towards the south and that s when I saw it veer left which would bring it out east It was a sharp left and then it did not disappear From my vantage point there was a direct explosion that followed and then after that there was a second explosion that was off to the east a little farther that was much larger It was like something broke off whatever that was and caught on fire The smoke was black It was obviously some petroleum I knew it was an airplane or aircraft of some sort and I didn t realize what size it was And then it took some time to come down probably three or four seconds and there was just a stream of black and white smoke and then when it hit the horizon over the barrier beach Dune Road there was a bright flash Mr Goss has seen the official CIA version of the event and commented on the Art Bell radio show where he appeared on November 24 1997 I saw a flare coming up toward the barrier beach area It was definitely going up definitely going up As it reached its peak it took a sharp veer left it moved horizontal at that point Bell asked Goss about the FBI s conclusion that he was actually seeing fuel trailing from the explosion of flight 800 and it was not going up but coming down and it was an optical illusion Goss replied One hell of an optical illusion I can t see that s possible at all When asked about his reaction to the CIA video Goss stated Best described I looked down at the ground and shook my head It was a joke The NTSB should invite Witness 73 to testify at its forthcoming hearing and explain how she too was able to see the undamaged aircraft and a separate streak at the same time Witness 73 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix B She noticed an aircraft climbing in the sky traveling from her right to her left Witness noticed that the aircraft appeared to level off Witness thought that the aircraft was too low of an altitude to be leveling off at the time While keeping her eyes on the aircraft witness observed a red streak moving up from the ground toward the aircraft at an approximate 45 degree angle The red streak was leaving a light gray colored smoke trail The red streak went past the right side and above the aircraft before arcing back toward the aircraft s right wing At the instant the smoke trail ended at the aircraft s right wing witness heard a loud sharp noise which sounded like a firecracker had just exploded at her feet Witness then observed a fire at the aircraft followed by one or two secondary explosions which had a deeper sound Witness observed the front of the aircraft separate from the back No climb of several thousands of feet were seen by this witness and yet her testimony is very strong as proved by her acute observation about the aircraft flying level at too low of an altitude TWA 800 had been told to hold at 13 000 feet by the air traffic controller 2026 24 CTR TWA eight hundred amend the altitude maintain ah one three thousand thirteen thousand only for now 2026 29 TWA 800 CAM 1 Thirteen thousand 2026 30 3 RDO 2 TWA eight hundred heavy okay stop climb at one three thousand 2026 35 TWA 800 CAM 1 Stop climb at one three thousand Physical evidence supports Witness 73 s testimony PETN and RDX were found in the aircraft and explosive residues were found on the right wing The right wing also had holes punched in it indicating travel of an object transiting the right wing The right inboard engine was fodded with debris from the forward fuselage August 23 1996 NY Times Chemists at the FBI crime laboratory have found traces of PETN between rows 17 and 27 senior investigators said Five days after the crash a chemical test indicated a trace of PETN on the right wing where it met the fuselage The Village Voice February 24 March 2 1999 You ever shot a 22 through a tin can You know how the holes look where it punctures the metal and it rolls the metal back and tears it as it stretches the veteran pilot asked Well that s what these holes looked like except they were oval shaped He was recalling three holes each at least six inches long by around three inches high he said which had been punched through the thin aluminum paneling of a structural piece from inside the right wing of the 747 The holes were punched out from the airplane toward the wing tip he added The piece called a rib came from within the wing s leading edge about five feet out from the fuselage he said where the landing lights would be The pilot said Look I think that these holes were caused by a high explosion There is an apparent exit sic hole in the aircraft fuselage just forward of the right wing and a red residue consistent with missile fuel was found on seats in the aircraft in this same location Further it has been admitted that Federal officials were baffled by impact damage on the doors that close over the front landing gear The nose gear doors were blasted inward and whatever caused this damage happened before the plane s center fuel tank exploded since these nose gear doors were among the first things on the airplane to have come off in flight The FBI s explanation for the finding of explosive residues inside the aircraft was that they came from a dog sniffing exercise This explanation raises a very simple question for the NTSB Was the dog walking along the right wing In addition to Richard Goss numerous eyewitnesses observed an object making a sharp turn Witness 153 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C The object then reached its highest point in the sky and stopped for approximately half a second and then moved in a sharp horseshoe turn downward This testimony about an object that struck TWA 800 making a tight turn was discussed by a Pentagon intelligence official July 19 1996 http cnn com US 9607 19 twa update There was some speculation that a surface to air missile perhaps fired from a boat off the coast of Long Island could have brought the plane down A top Pentagon intelligence official told CNN such a possibility has been ruled out The reason a Stinger missile is heat seeking and analysts concluded it would have had to make too sharp a turn to hit the TWA flight Perhaps the NTSB will explain why a Pentagon intelligence official was talking to CNN about too sharp a turn and what the object was that was making this sharp turn A noseless climbing 747 streaking flames is not capable of this feat Will the NTSB explain why the London Times reported on July 23 1996 An American spy satellite positioned over the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island is said to have yielded important information about the crash A law enforcement official told the New York Post that the satellite pictures show an object racing up to the TWA jet passing it then changing course and smashing into it And can the NTSB explain why radar data apparently confirmed the information from both the spy satellite and the observations of several eyewitnesses March 16 1997 International News The Telegraph U K Electronic Edition Issue 660 An internal memo from the National Transportation Safety Board dated November 15 complains that sensitive radar tapes were given to the White House before they were provided to crash investigators According to the document the radar data indicated that a missile was converging on the Boeing 747 seconds before the aircraft broke up off the coast of Long Island I would like to request that the NTSB obtain and present at its August hearing the radar data seized by the FBI from the Sikorsky facility on Long Island that has been withheld for 4 years In a speech to the Granada Forum Major Meyer stated that shortly after he appeared on television he received a phone call one night from an individual who worked for Sikorsky He told Meyer there is a tape or digital disk of the Sikorsky radar which shows two targets approaching TWA Flight 800 before the impact one a high speed supersonic target and the other subsonic Sikorsky has very sophisticated radar that the Navy uses it in watching its helicopters When Meyer went to talk to his congressman in Washington an assistant showed him a list of all the data that the FBI said they were holding Meyer looked for this particular tape on the list of records the FBI had taken from Sikorsky The tape was not on that list and so in Meyer told Congressman Traficant that he didn t see this radar tape on the list that the FBI had given to Congressman Forbes Congressman Duncan subsequently sent a letter to the FBI specifically asking for this tape Even though it wasn t on the inventory that the FBI presented to Congress the FBI admitted that the radar data was in its possession Congressman Duncan was told that it didn t show anything unusual but the FBI refused to release it I would also invite the NTSB to explain how an airplane in various stages of crippled flight according to the CIA explanation can be seen to hit itself or run into itself Witness 145 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C Witness stated that she saw a plane and noticed an object spiraling towards the plane The object which she saw for about one second had a glow at the end of it and a gray white smoke trail Witness stated she saw the object hit the plane and then the object headed down toward the ocean Witness 88 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix B Witness stated that he continued to watch the firework ascend expecting to view the explosion in the sky He stated this object which was ascending left a wispy white smoke trail About midway through its flight the smoke trail stopped and the object turned a bright red in color At this point he observed an airplane come into the field of view He stated this airplane was very high up and many miles from his location He stated that the bright red object ran into the airplane Witness noted that he felt that either the bright red object pushed the nose cone of the plane up or the plane was slightly angled upward when the strike occurred He stated he felt the bright red object struck the plane towards the cockpit area The NTSB should also invite several airborne witnesses to explain why they are in disagreement with the noseless zoom theory The following witnesses saw no climb of several thousands of feet Indeed they state that the plane stopped in mid air and fell straight down Witness 139 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C Witness was the pilot of Virgin Atlantic Flight 009 Witness believes that what he saw was not a plane malfunction because there was no horizontal component to the fire He felt that it was a catastrophic occasion in the extreme to make a plane stop in mid air and fall straight down Witness 551 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix G Witness was aboard USAir Flight 217 As he observed it the aircraft exploded and a large round orange fireball appeared which seemed to emanate from the front area of the plane The plane seemed to stop in mid air like a bus running into a stone wall no forward motion I hope the NTSB is prepared to call the following witnesses and explore the differences that they perceive between fireworks rockets and missiles September 22 1996 The New York Post Struck by the number and confidence of the witnesses the FBI sat down many of the witnesses with U S military experts who debriefed them and independently confirmed for the FBI that their descriptions matched surface to air missile attacks The military experts told us that what the witnesses were describing was consistent with a missile a federal official acknowledged They told us You know what they are describing is a missile Witness 144 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C Witness saw an object angle to the right with a bright orange glow with a white streak behind it She described this streak as taking off like a rocket She thought at first that she saw fireworks but then changed her mind and said No way it was a missile Paul Runyan N Y Daily News 11 09 96 It looked like a big skyrocket going up The flash looked like a rocket launch at a fireworks display Witness 174 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C Witness 174 is a retired naval officer He saw a skyrocket type object streak up into the night sky The skyrocket had an orange contrail which had a continuous brightness He was questioned whether he might have actually seen something going down instead of up He insisted that his skyrocket went up Witness 493 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix F Witness said he was driving south on Rogers Road and saw a firework rocket go up from his car Witness said the rocket was orange in color and had fire coming from its tail He realized it was not a firework but a rocket Witness 746 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix I Witness observed to his right an object similar to a rocket which appeared to have come from the ground moving straight up in the air Witness 166 NTSB Docket No SA 516 Appendix C He was facing the bay and noticed a large commercial plane flying east Looking southeast he noticed something ascending which looked like white yellow fire trailed by black smoke It ascended in a straight line at an angle of 7 to 10 degrees away from a vertical 90 degree It arched slightly at the top He could not observe exactly were the object originated but believed it was from the water The ascension lasted 10 seconds He stated he thought he had observed faulty fireworks After hearing the news of the crash he concluded that he had seen a missile He stated he was in the Polish army in 1974 and has experience with missiles Lisa Perry had a very good view of a missile Dan s Papers Long Island May 15 1998 I saw the missile I was facing eastward toward the Hamptons the ocean on my right the deck of the house on my left The deck is about 22 feet above the beach On a clear day as you look straight down the beach along the line of the shore you can see the parking lot at Smith s Point Beach 12 miles away There was a plane in the sky Out from the left from the North something was moving North to South over the dunes from the direction of the Great South Bay The object came over the dunes of Fire Island It was shiny like a new dime it looked like a plane without wings It had no windows It was as if there was a flame at the back of it like a Bunsen burner It was like a silver bullet It was moving much faster than the plane The silver object took a left turn and went up to the plane The plane stopped for an instant as something would when it had suffered an impact not just an explosion Then it began to fracture as if you had slammed a frozen candy bar down onto a table I told the FBI the nose of the plane had come off and I told them this before the Navy pulled it out of the water Clearly the NTSB explanation that the streak observed by eyewitnesses was the aircraft in various stages of crippled flight is shown to be false by Perry s observation of the undamaged aircraft and the bullet like object which was heading towards it Is the NTSB prepared to question William Gallagher

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  • afp-8-13-00
    documents released on Friday and presented on the website of the US National Transportation Safety Board NTSB Kato does not give credence to a theory that the plane was hit by a missile but stresses the need to investigate fully what the Flight 990 crew might have seen The investigation of this accident has produced radar data showing three high speed returns in the area of and along the path of Flight 990 The data shows these returns crossing Flight 990 s path just before the airplane began its dive he wrote to US Federal Aviation Administration FAA on June 18 Such radar images could be planes with their transponders turned off missiles or atmospheric clutter or strobing Kato said air traffic controllers had cleared Flight 990 to pass through military Warning Areas 506 and 105A just prior to the accident It is difficult to understand why data concerning the characteristics of radar used in connection with United States civil aviation is classified and why it is unavailable to analyze apparent targets that were in the vicinity of Flight 990 he wrote to FAA administrator Jane F Garvey Mohsen el Missiry an Egyptian investigator into the accident which killed 217

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  • awn-8-14-00
    said This American stance is evidence of concealing facts and we demand the release of these radar images and to hear the testimony of the two pilots one German and one Jordanian that they saw missiles where the Egyptian plane crashed he said EgyptAir flight 990 headed for Cairo from New York suddenly plunged into the Atlantic Ocean on October 31 Information from the flight data and cockpit voice recorders

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  • reuters-8-15-00
    in the center wing fuel tank but the cause of the explosion remains unidentified In the wake of the crash a coalition of aircraft manufacturers and air carriers inspected the fuel systems on 990 aircraft worldwide The fuel tank systems of the world are soundly designed and do not degrade over time said Robert Peel safety director of the Air Transport Association a group of air carriers that includes TWA

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  • nyt-8-15-00
    tried to figure out where in the tank the blast originated They built a quarter scale model of the tank complete with baffles and girders and filled it with propane gas Then they tried igniting the gas from various parts of the tank to see whether they could create a pressure wave like the one they deduced from the damage pattern must have occurred on the plane They could not There were just too many variables one investigator said Some people involved said that effort was doomed from the start and that it needlessly delayed the safety board s effort to reach a conclusion The board spent months on other possibilities One was that a pipe inside the tank filled with fuel under pressure sprang a leak and created a spray which built up a static charge But the investigators did not find evidence of a failure of the parts that prevent static buildup A scavenge pump that sucks out the last dregs of fuel from the center tank remains a suspect even though it is designed to avoid introducing a spark but it was never found Likewise suspect parts of the fuel quantity indicating system are missing Investigators have also delved deep into fuel chemistry including how sulfur in the fuel can combine with copper or silver from wiring to form deposits on electrical connectors that can cause short circuits and sparks And they have conducted experiments with an airplane in flight to measure the amount of time that the air space above the fuel in a tank has air and fuel vapors in a proportion that will allow combustion Some safety experts are saying that the work to identify a variety of potential problems and to make improvements in many systems will be more vital to safety than finding the one cause of the Flight 800 explosion How important is it whether it was the fuel gauge wiring the scavenge pump or some other wiring one former board official asked If we knew it was one would we exclude the other two No An investigator still with the board in a separate conversation said fixing one specific source of ignition would not do enough to prevent future explosions The whole drift of our work now is that this is the wrong tack to take he said Even if we found five or six ignition sources there could be more we ve got to go toward making the tank less explosive When this is done we will have extracted the safety value from this crash At the Boeing Company officials also said that failure to zero in on one cause was not a detriment to safety We ve thrown a blanket over everything said Ron Hinderberger the director of airplane safety at Boeing s Commercial Airplanes Group unit and we ve found other opportunities in the design other opportunities in the maintenance to enhance the safety of the fuel system The report is different for another reason it is

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  • firo-8-18-00
    Flight 800 victims family members former NTSB crash investigators an FDR Flight Data Recorder expert and FIRO representatives will meet in Washington D C this Monday for a press conference Not all Victims family members buy the NTSB theory for the crash Representative of several French families Msr Breistroff will speak about his ordeal over the past four years trying to get the truth from U S government agencies about the crash that took the life of his Olympic hockey star and Harvard student son American family member Marge Gross will also share her feelings about the NTSB investigation Evidence of FDR manipulation Court certified FDR Expert Glen Shulze has found evidence of altered data in recently released TWA 800 FDR data Shulze will discuss how he found a mathematical anomaly in the FDR tape just before Flight 800 exploded Evidence of a splicing peak will also be presented NTSB Crash Scenario is invalid FIRO Chairman Tom Stalcup will explain in detail how and why the NTSB crash scenario is invalid With the aid of two new animations he will show how the federal crash scenario falls behind the radar data by over 1 4 mile and 7 seconds Former

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