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Hoaxes hidden in plain sight

Jokes Hidden In Plain Sight:
Thierry Meyssan, In Plane Site, Popular Mechanics

from "The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology,"
by Nick Cook,
Broadway Books (2002)

"... where the F-177A Stealth Fighter had crashed in 1986, two years before it was unveiled. That the security surrounding the plane had remained in place after the crash was mainly down to the fast footwork of special Air Force crash-recovery teams, whose policy included sieving the earth up to a thousand yards from the crash site for pieces, then scattering bits of a '60s vintage Voodoo fighter prior to their departure to throw the curious off the scent.

To me, Bakersfield said two things. It said that the black world would stop at nothing to prevent America's "quantum leap technologies" from spilling into the public domain until its bright young colonels were satisfied nothing more could be gained by holding the lid of secrecy in place. And two, in scattering bits of Voodoo, an aircraft that hadn't been flown actively for years, it wasn't averse to sending a signal.

When restrictions on the site were lifted, aircraft enthusiasts went into the hills and picked over the site to see if they could find any evidence that for the first time would point to the reality of the Stealth Fighter's existence. When they brought back little pieces of aircraft and had them analyzed, they knew exactly who'd been yanking the chain. The pieces of Voodoo were the telltale flourish that anonymous artists leave to denote the authorship of their work to cognoscenti of their talent. (p. 244)

Thierry Meyssan's book "Le Pentagate"claiming no plane hit the Pentagon used a picture of plane parts

This cover of "Le Pentagate" shows Boeing components (which refutes the book's claim that a Boeing didn't hit the Pentagon) - an insult that assumes the 9/11 skeptics won't look closely at the details. This photo subconsciously implies that this hole was the contentious issue of an impact zone allegedly too small for a large Boeing jet. However, this photo shows the "punch out hole" at the end of the debris field (supposedly made by the firefighters) not the outside of the building where the plane actually hit. The damage to the outside of the Pentagon was the width of a 757. Claims that the hole was "too small" for the plane are based on photos where most of the impact zone is obscured by firefighting foam and smoke. A few hoaxers claim that this hole was the impact zone on the outside of the building - which shows either grotesque incompetence or a deliberate effort to deceive.

The next photo is from the cover from one of the conspiracy sites that demands "where is the plane?" -- they must not have looked very hard, there are 2 obvious chunks of it in the photo. Another rim from the airplane on the right, and a large chunk of bulkhead on the left.

More parts from inside the 757 - note the Boeing green primer on 3 parts in this photo - two circled.

In Plane Site: a bad joke "hidden in plain sight"

The photo on the cover of "Plane Site" used the exact same photo of a 757 below, showing the normal "fairing" structure on the underside of the fuselage. This photo was posted in early May 2004 to the "911 Truth Alliance" email list by a member who was debunking the "pod" claim. Is it a coincidence that the film uses the exact same photo (out of all of the countless photos ever taken of Boeing jets), or is it just a bad joke hidden "in plain sight?"

Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 12:06:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: "mr. cristian fleming"
To: <911truthalliance>

christ people. do a little quick research.look at this picture.
see the extruding bulge beneath the fuselage between the wings? there's your mysterious 'pod'. standard body design on most 757s.
you know how long it took me to find that picture and another 2 or 3000 just like it? about 30 seconds.

The "757-approach" graphic posted on May 3, 2004 is the SAME photo on the front cover of "In Plane Site."

detailed reviews

Popular Mechanics, March 2005
used a "9/11 truth" website to debunk the "pod" hoax

What an amazing coincidence that Popular Mechanics used the exact same photos (and graphic highlights) that questionsquestions used a half year before the Popular Mechanics article to debunk the "pod" nonsense. (Popular Mechanics forgot to point out that most of the 9/11 truth movement does not accept this claim, or that they borrowed a photo to ridicule the theory from a 9/11 truth website that proved this claim is disinformation.)

Analysis of Flight 175 "Pod" and related claims
by Eric Salter
with contributions by Brian Salter, 9 September 2004


Popular Mechanics and questionsquestions used the same photo showing windows from the plane that was first used by questionsquestions to refute the "no windows" nonsense.

Popular Mechanics

from Popular Mechanics, March 2005

Flight 175's Windows
CLAIM: On Sept. 11, FOX News broadcast a live phone interview with FOX employee Marc Birnbach. states that "Bernback" saw the plane "crash into the South Tower." "It definitely did not look like a commercial plane," Birnbach said on air. "I didn't see any windows on the sides."Coupled with photographs and videos of Flight 175 that lack the resolution to show windows, Birnbach's statement has fueled one of the most widely referenced 9/11 conspiracy theories--specifically, that the South Tower was struck by a military cargo plane or a fuel tanker.
FACT: Birnbach, who was a freelance videographer with FOX News at the time, tells PM that he was more than 2 miles southeast of the WTC, in Brooklyn, when he briefly saw a plane fly over. He says that, in fact, he did not see the plane strike the South Tower; he says he only heard the explosion.While heading a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) probe into the collapse of the towers, W. Gene Corley studied the airplane wreckage. A licensed structural engineer with Construction Technology Laboratories, a consulting firm based in Skokie, Ill., Corley and his team photographed aircraft debris on the roof of WTC 5, including a chunk of fuselage that clearly had passenger windows. "It's ... from the United Airlines plane that hit Tower 2," Corley states flatly. In reviewing crash footage taken by an ABC news crew, Corley was able to track the trajectory of the fragments he studied--including a section of the landing gear and part of an engine--as they tore through the South Tower, exited from the building's north side and fell from the sky.

in reality, only In Plane Site, their co-conspirators and a few dupes have "widely referenced" the cargo plane theory -- and virtually no one has pushed this "no windows" nonsense, as Popular Mechanics knew by using photos used by This was a deliberate effort by PM to use 9/11 truth websites to debunk the extreme disinformation claims as a subtle, mean spirited effort to smear the whole 9/11 truth movement with the fake claims that have been injected into it.

photo on the "questions questions" page debunking the "pod" hoax
used by Popular Mechanics to mix good and bogus claims of 9/11 complicity

from in 2004:

"Seeming to back up the claim of no windows, In Plane Site features an apparent interview (audio only) with a Fox News reporter who claims that the airliner looked like a windowless cargo 767. He also claimes that it had markings clearly different than United Airlines, including an unfamiliar round symbol on the nose. This immediately presents a problem, because it is clear enough in the left photo above that the airliner is indeed painted in the UA color scheme -- even the narrow red stripe down the side of the fuselage can faintly be discerned. No errant large logos are visible, certainly not in either of the above two photos, nor in any other photos or footage I have seen. On top of this, this witness also happens to mention that he was in Brooklyn! This would put him at more than a mile away, or more, from the WTC. This leaves something to be desired concerning the reliability of this one-of-a-kind report, to put it mildly. ....
... it is virtually impossible that this scrap on building 5 came from the plane that hit the North Tower because it would require the scrap make more than a 90 degree turn at 400 mph, so this confirms that the plane that hit the South Tower had windows."

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Cynthia McKinney house vandalized as retaliation for showing film

McKinney Returns from Sundance Film Festival to Home "Toilet Papered" With Videotape

(Monday, January 30, 2006) - Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney returned from Sundance Film Festival on early Sunday morning only to find that her front yard had been "toilet papered" with vcr tape. "Obviously, someone wants to send a message that they know where I live and can have access to my front yard to do unkind things," said Congresswoman McKinney. "Still, we are pleased with the success of American Blackout at Sundance Film Festival and hope everyone who cares about our country will make a point to see it," McKinney continued. On Saturday night, American Blackout, which looks at the career of U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney from Georgia and the historical suppression of black voters in the United States, won a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Documentary Films. The film features interviews with: US Congressional Representatives, John Lewis, Cynthia McKinney, John Conyers, Bernie Sanders, and Stephanie Tubbs-Jones; former US Civil Rights Commissioner & Dean of UC Berkeley's School of Law, Christopher Edley; BBC journalist Greg Palast; and, Van Jones, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center. American Blackout is directed by GNN's Ian Inaba, the creator of the controversial pre-election music video for Eminem's "Mosh" (watch the video at: ), and features music from: DJ Shadow, Soulsavers and Thievery Corporation, among others. The incident at McKinney's home has been reported to the police.

Total Information Awareness and the Matrix
The "Total Information Awareness" datamining operation unveiled by the Bush regime about a year after 9/11 containing numerous features seemingly calculate to infuriate. The director of this effort was Iran-Contra criminal conspirator Admiral John Poindexter, a sign that the program had nefarious intentions. Furthermore, the official logo for the Total Information Awareness program, sponsored by the Information Awareness Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, could not have been better designed to raise suspicions - the Masonic eye on the top of a pyramid looking at the Earth (specifically, the Middle East).

MATRIX (Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange) :.
Do you ever get the feeling that They're just doing stuff now in order to rub our faces in it? If I had come out, a few weeks ago, and said that a new law enforcement datamining/surveillance system called MATRIX was under construction, even you guys, who are basically nuts, would have emailed me and gently suggested that I should seek psychiatric care. So, for those of you keeping orderly records of The End, this one should be at the front of your I-Shit-You-Not-File:

The perverse dream of integrating law enforcement, military intelligence and vast databases of virtually everything done by virtually every citizen is coming to fruition, only under state, not federal, auspices.
DARPA's dreaded Total Information Awareness (TIA) program, formerly administered by convicted felon and Republican hero John Poindexter of Iran-Contra fame, may have been de-clawed by Congress, but it lives on at the state level in an incarnation called, ominously, the MATRIX (Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange).
There's a lot to dislike in this new end-run around Congressional oversight. For one thing there are federal dollars behind it -- four million from the Department of Justice -- which makes it clear that the Feds will be expecting a payoff.
It also appears that the scheme is geared more towards data mining in quest of garden-variety criminal activity than anything to do with international terrorism. When you combine that with federal interest, it's hard to resist seeing the MATRIX as a sneaky way for three-letter agencies to keep tabs on ordinary folk and their foibles, side-stepping restrictions on domestic spying instituted since the Church Committee.


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