Misinterpretation, slip of the tongue of deliberate disinformation?
Monday, Jan 12th, 2009
An interesting video originating from the last anniversary of 9/11 has surfaced in the last couple of days and is currently doing the rounds on various video websites.
The video features a segment of a CNN interview with 9/11 Commission member Tim Roemer during which he declares that the attack on the Pentagon came from a “missile”.
Roemer quickly corrects himself:
“Seeing one of our fortresses pried open by a missile… airplane, thinking about the number of people that died….”. Roemer states.
Watch the video:
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A Democrat, Roemer served in the United States House of Representatives for twelve years before becoming the president of the Center for National Policy (CNP), a Washington, D.C-based national security think tank in 2003.
Is Roemer alluding to the fact that the airplane acted as a missile, or is this a slip of the tongue?
If so it would not be the first time such a slip has occurred.
On October 12, 2001 former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a similar comment in an interview with Parade magazine, stating:
“Here we’re talking about plastic knives and using an American Airlines flight filed with our citizens, and the missile to damage this building and similar (inaudible) that damaged the World Trade Center. The only way to deal with this problem is by taking the battle to the terrorists, wherever they are, and dealing with them.”
Rumsfeld also keeps a piece of the supposed flight 77 on his desk as a reminder of the attacks. He once infamously referred to the grisly souvenir as “a piece of the missile” that hit the Pentagon.
The missile at the Pentagon theory is one facet of 9/11 research that fiercely divides the truth community.
Proponents claim that a lack of debris on the Pentagon lawn, combined with the small size of the hole in the building’s facade and the near impossible maneuvers a jetliner would have had to make to strike the building indicate that some form of robust missile caused the damage.
Meanwhile other researchers have dismissed the theory as ill conceived and point out that large amounts of debris were recovered from inside the building. It has even been suggested that the references to a missile are part of a purposeful disinformation tactic designed to discredit stronger evidence of foul play surrounding the attacks.
This article was posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 at 11:55 am