By Alan Miller
U.S. Navy 'Top Gun' Pilot Questions 9/11
Thu Sep 6, 2007 22:36
 

FROM A SCIENTIST INSIDE THE "911 TRUTH MOVEMENT."

U.S. Navy 'Top Gun' Pilot Questions 9/11

By Alan Miller
OpEdNews.com
http://www.opednews.com
September 5, 2007


AA Flight 77 – Pentagon...
“The pilot of the Boeing 757 [Hani Hanjour] did quite a feat of flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described. I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something stinks to high heaven! Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into large pieces?”

ALSO SEE APFN FLIGHT 77: http://www.apfn.org/apfn/flight77.htm

United Flight 93 - Shanksville, PA...
“Where is any of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

WTC Twin Towers...
“How could a steel and concrete building collapse after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up... Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot, then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings collapsed?”


U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot, Commander Ralph Kolstad, started questioning the official account of 9/11 within days of the event. “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now 6 years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official story.”

Now retired, Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school, officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom Cruise movie, “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary instructor. While in the Navy, he flew F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, and F-14 Tomcats and completed 250 aircraft carrier landings.

Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says, “At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”

Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something stinks to high heaven!”

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into large pieces?”

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up."

"Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot, then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings collapsed?”

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation? Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”

Commander Kolstad is just one of the many military and commercial pilots who have publicly expressed serious concerns about the official account of 9/11. Statements from more than 30 other pilots are available at http://PatriotsQuestion911.com  .

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“The official story of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible.
High levels of our government don’t want us to know
what happened and who’s responsible."

— Colonel Bob Bowman (USAF Ret), Caltech PhD in Nuclear Engineering and Aeronautics,
decorated combat fighter pilot (101 missions in Vietnam), and former head of
Presidents Ford and Carter’s ‘Star Wars’ program

www.patriotsquestion911.com


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“Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as
though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to
murder other people thousands of miles away.”

— Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, USMC (ret)
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Pilot
www.patriotsquestion911.com

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"The government story they handed us about 9/11 is total B.S. plain and simple...
there was absolutely no possibility that Flight 77 could have descended
7,000 feet in two minutes, all the while performing a steep 270-degree
banked turn before crashing into the Pentagon's first floor
wall without touching the lawn... For a guy to just jump
into the cockpit and fly like an ace is impossible
— there is not one chance in a thousand.”


— Capt. Russ Wittenberg, former Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions;
Commercial pilot for Pan Am and United Airlines for 35 years; Wittenberg had previously
flown the actual two United Airlines aircraft that were ‘hijacked’ on 9/11
www.patriotsquestion911.com


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“There is no way that an aircraft on instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR)
would not be intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No way!
With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no,
there's no way all four of them could!”

— Capt. Daniel Davis, former NORAD Tac Director
Www.PatriotsQuestion911.com

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“It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory,
mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability and physics.”

— Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), Former Political-Military Affairs
Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Also served on the staff of the Director
of the National Security Agency. 20-year Air Force veteran.
Www.PatriotsQuestion911.com

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“The issue of knowing who was really behind the 9/11 attacks is of paramount importance to the future
of our country, because the ‘official’ assumption that it was the work of 19 Arab amateurs does
not match the available facts... Surely [this] constitutes more than sufficient motivation
for any patriotic American physicist or engineer to join the search for 9/11 Truth!"

— David L. Griscom, PhD – Research physicist, retired in 2001 from Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC,
after 33 years service. Fellow of the American Physical Society. Fulbright-García Robles Fellow. Visiting professorships
of research at the Universities of Paris and Saint-Etienne, France, and Tokyo Institute of Technology. Adjunct
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona. Winner of the 1993 N.F. Mott Award
sponsored by theJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids, the 1995 Otto Schott Award offered by the
Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Germany), a 1996 Outstanding Graduate School Alumnus Award at
Brown University, and the 1997 Sigma Xi Pure Science Award at NRL.
Principal author of 109 of his 185 published works, a body of work
which is highly cited by his peers. Officially credited with largest
number of papers (5) by any author on list of 100 most
cited articles authored at NRL between 1973 and 1988.
Www.PatriotsQuestion911.com

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"After five years of talking to many individuals in the intelligence community, in the military,
foreign intelligence agencies, and a whole host of other people, people from the
air traffic control community, the FAA, I came to the conclusion that after five
years what we saw happen on that morning of September 11, 2001, was
the result of a highly-compartmentalized covert operation to bring
about a fascist coup in this country... These people need to be
brought to justice, if not by our own Congress, then
by an international tribunal in the Hague...”

— Wayne Madsen, Former U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer, specialist in electronic surveillance
and security. Formerly assigned to the National Security Agency and the State Department.
Currently, investigative journalist, nationally distributed columnist, and author.
Senior Fellow, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-partisan
privacy public advocacy group in Washington, DC. Frequent
media commentator on terrorism and security matters.
Www.PatriotsQuestion911.com


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"We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings,
to "pancake" at free fall speed. Therefore, it is a non-controversial fact that the
official explanation of the collapse of the WTC buildings is false."

— Paul Craig Roberts, PhD, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Ronald Reagan,
"Father of Reaganomics", Former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.
Currently Chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and Research
Fellow at the Independent Institute. Former William E. Simon chair
in political economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Georgetown University. Former Senior Research Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Www.PatriotsQuestion911.com


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“There is something outrageous at work here. This is not a third-rate burglary of a political
campaign headquarters. This involved what is right now the covering up of information
that led to the deaths of 3,000 people, changed the course of history, led to the
invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, and has disrupted our country,
our economy and people's lives...There's something very
sinister going on here that really troubles me."

— US Congressman Curt Weldon
Www.PatriotsQuestion911.com


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"The official story could not possibly have happened...
It’s not possible. It’s not operationally feasible.
The Commission was a whitewash."

— Catherine Austin Fitts, Assistant Secretary of Housing
under George H.W. Bush. Former Managing Director and
Member of the Board of Wall Street investment bank, Dillon, Read & Co.
Www.PatriotsQuestion911.com

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"I knew within hours of the attacks on 9/11/2001 that it was an inside job. Based on my 11-year
experience as an FAA Air Traffic Controller in the busy Northeast corridor, including hundreds
of hours of training, briefings, air refuelings, low altitude bombing drills, being part of huge
military exercises, daily military training exercises, interacting on a routine basis
directly with NORAD radar personnel, and based on my own direct experience
dealing with in-flight emergency situations, including two instances of
hijacked commercial airliners, I state unequivocally: There is absolutely
no way that four large commercial airliners could have flown around off
course for 30 to 60 minutes on 9/11 without being intercepted
and shot completely out of the sky by our jet fighters
unless very highly placed people in our government
and our military wanted it to happen.”

— Robin Hordon, Former FAA Air Traffic Controller at the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center,
located in Nashua, NH, 1970 - 1981. Former Certified Commercial Pilot.
Former Certified Flight Instructor and Certified Ground Instructor.
Www.PatriotsQuestion911.com

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"One of my experiences in the Army was being in charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation
for Scientific and Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of Soviet
equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole in the Pentagon and I look
at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said,
‘The plane does not fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon?
What hit it? Where is it? What's going on?"

— Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), Former Commanding General
of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, 1981 - 1984. Also commanded
the U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the
U.S. Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Former head of
Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical
Intelligence. 32-year Army career.
Www.PatriotsQuestion911.com

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