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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Wargame Limited Hangout

Getting major play in Vanity Fair.

Team8plus has some very interesting insights into this story and the WaPo story in the previous post.

Also, the Vanity Fair story casts doubt on whether flight 11 was what crashed into WTC1:
DOOLEY (to Boston): Master Sergeant Dooley here. We need to have—are you giving confirmation that American 11 was the one—BOSTON CENTER (Scoggins): No, we're not gonna confirm that at this time. We just know an aircraft crashed in and …DOOLEY: You—are you—can you say—is anyone up there tracking primary on this guy still?BOSTON CENTER (Scoggins): No. The last [radar sighting] we have was about 15 miles east of J.F.K., or eight miles east of J.F.K. was our last primary hit. He did slow down in speed. The primary that we had, it slowed down below—around to 300 knots.DOOLEY: And then you lost 'em?BOSTON CENTER (Scoggins): Yeah, and then we lost 'em.PLAY | STOP

The problem, Scoggins told me later, was that American Airlines refused to confirm for several hours that its plane had hit the tower.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

With regards to the Flight 11 quote, I though I'd finish it for you.

"The problem, Scoggins told me later, was that American Airlines refused to confirm for several hours that its plane had hit the tower. This lack of confirmation caused uncertainty that would be compounded in a very big way as the attack continued. (Though airlines have their own means of monitoring the location of their planes and communicating with their pilots, they routinely go into information lockdown in a crisis.)"

When you read the rest, it really doesn't cast much doubt does it? What a great example of just taking the part you want to propagate a theory.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous jha said...

scoggins: "oh FLIGHT 11. i thought you said BLOB 11! my bad!"

11:29 PM  

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