Pentagon Attack Errors
There are numerous pieces of evidence that point to the
attack on the Pentagon being an inside job.
The location of the attack:
The portion of the Pentagon that was struck
was nearly empty
due to a renovation program.
The aircraft approach maneuver:
The attack plane executed an extreme spiral dive maneuver
to strike said portion of the building
from the southwest,
opposite the direction from which it approached the capital.
The incompetence of the alleged pilot:
Flight 77 was supposedly piloted by Hani Hanjour,
about whom a flight instructor said:
"He couldn't fly at all".
Signs of a cover-up:
actions by officials
indicate an ongoing cover-up of the facts concerning the attack.
These and other undisputed facts,
constituting highly incriminating evidence
of involvement of officials in the attack and coverup,
have been largely eclipsed by an ongoing controversy
over whether the Pentagon was hit by a jetliner at all.
From early 2002, some skeptics of the official story
have maintained that the Pentagon was attacked,
not by a jetliner,
but one of or a combination of
a truck bomb,
a missile or cruise missile,
an attack drone aircraft or commuter jet,
a flyover by a 757,
and internal demolition charges.
9-11 Research provides a history of
Pentagon strike theories.
The debate over what hit the Pentagon has thrived due to the
apparent contradiction between the eyewitness and physical evidence.
Whereas a large body of reports of eyewitness accounts strongly supports
that a twin-enginer jetliner swooped in at a very low altitude
and exploded at or in front of the Pentagon;
photographs of the damaged facade and lawn
show an apparent near-absence of aircraft debris
and a pattern of damage to the Pentagon's facade
showing unbroken windows in the paths of the outer wings
and the vertical tail section.
Numerous points based on the physical evidence of the crash site
seem to make an overwhelming cumulative case against a 757 having crashed there,
provided one ignores the
However, most of these points involve some error in evaluating the evidence.
Those errors include the following.
page last modified: 2009-07-27