The devil is in the details 3
At 9:30 when BUSH makes his announcement, American Flight 77 is STILL ten minutes from its target, the Pentagon. BUSH'S Administration will later claim they had no way of knowing that the Pentagon might be a target, and they thought Flight 77 was headed to the White House, BUT the fact is that the plane has already flown South and past the White House no-fly zone, and is in fact tearing through the sky at 400 nauts.
At 9:35, this plane conducts another turn, 360 degrees over the Pentagon, all the while BEING tracked by radar, BUT the Pentagon is NOT evacuated, and there are STILL NO fast-movers from the Air Force in the sky over Alexandria and DC. Now the real kicker: a pilot (i.e. the scapegoat) BUSH'S Administration want us to believe was trained at a Florida puddle-jumper school for Piper Cubs and Cessnas, conducts a well-controlled downward spiral descending the last 7,000 feet in two-and-a-half minutes, brings the plane in so low and flat that it clips the electrical wires across the street from the Pentagon, and flies it with PINPOINT accuracy into the side of the building at 460 nauts.
When the theory about learning to fly this well at the puddle-jumper school began to lose ground, it was added that they (i.e. the scapegoats) received further training on a flight simulator. This is like saying you prepared your teenager for her first drive on I-40 at rush hour by buying her a video driving game ....
There is a story BEING constructed about these tragic events.
DREAMING WAR: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-BUSH Junta
Author: Mr Gore Vidal
Publisher: Nation Books
the Pentagon 美國五角大樓；美國國防部
no-fly zone 禁飛區
all the while 整段時間；一直
BEING tracked (被) 跟蹤，追蹤
kicker: something surprising
downward spiral 螺旋式惡性下滑
lose ground 失寵，失去支援
flight simulator: a piece of equipment that represents the conditions inside an aircraft, that can be used for learning to fly a plane
to construct a story 構思故事
Junta (以武力奪取政權的) 軍政府