|San Jose - Friday, September 28, 2001 - by: Kevin McIntyre|
The one American Airlines jet from Boston to L.A. was the exact same route my wife's' father flew before he retired. A friend of mine in Saskatoon had nephew was on the one plane *the day before* that hit the WTC. My wife's daughter was over recently, her friend's girlfriend was on the jet that crashed in Pennsylvania. She is now dead.
From the Nipawin paper, Dr. Gales son lives and works within walking distance of the Pentagon: he heard it hit. Also from Nipawin, an Enns boy [I believe] had a friend say "lets go to N.Y., I'll pay your way" and off they went. His family didn't know he went, they were on their way to visit the WTC when the towers were hit.
From the Star Phoenix: two aerial applicators in Saskatchewan this summer where approached by Arab men looking for work. They claimed to be experienced pilots yet asked very elementary questions, what is the airplanes range, speed, what will it carry etc, the one who claimed "great pilot" status and was given the chance to taxi a plane, wasn't able to.
When Canada had peacekeeping troops in Somalia, the warlords wife was living in a condo in Toronto, on welfare. One CDN soldier was handcuffed to a pole under threat of execution, but the warlords wife was safe.
|But hey, that stuff happens elsewhere, we don't need to worry.|
|Read Tom Clancy's book "The Sum Of All Fears", you know, the one about the suitcase sized nuclear bomb that is set off in the stadium during the Superbowl. Or, the second book after that where the terrorists cultivate the Ebola virus and send agents to America to unleash it around the country at trade shows and other events where large numbers of people gather then return to their home cities.|
|They had Captain Chance [his real name] on TalkBack Live on CNN Wednesday, he was ready to quit. In addition to his "we'll be flying at 35,000 feet, the temperature is..." speech he also is adding, "look over your fellow passengers, if they do something, hit them. Throw something at them: tackle them if need be. I'm busy flying the plane, and we're all in this together".|
|Yep. An Arab man causing a disturbance and cussing out the flight crew is much ado about nothing, and the Air Force has new orders: weapons hot, you know how to use them.|
Books by Tom Clancy dealing with Terrorist events;