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Submitted by Avraham (United States), Aug 30, 2004 at 15:27

I have always had suspicions about this flight, and I remember in the late summer/early fall of 2002 that the government launched a joint 4 day investigation into the crash. I have further suspected that that conference was just a cover for a similar 4-day 1998 conference chaired by then Attorney General Janet Reno to evaluate America's ability to prevent or respond to Islamist attacks in New York and Washinton (the conference has been covered in Time Magazine and Yossef Bodansky's bin Laden book). Bodansky also asserts in the book that the investigation of the crash of TWA 800, if due to terrorism, was similarly ineffective to AA 587 in terms of communicating to the target community.

On a final note, one reason to doubt that AA 587 was a terrorist attack is that the critical info. originated from KSM, a man who many counter-terror insiders suspect turned himself in in order to spread disinformation in the US (hence the 9/11 Commission's idiotic assertions that Iraq had no al-Qaeda links, that 9/11 was originally slated to coincide w/Sharon's Temple Mount visit, etc...) and to be a living-martyr for his cause. If the Iranians and their agents (Mugniyah and bin Laden) really learned from TWA 800, as Bodansky thinks they have, then they would not communicate so ineffectively.

As evidence in either direction, witness the recent suicide-bomb downing of two Russian planes, claimed in the name of the "al-Islambouli Brigades," a clear indication of Iranian sponsorship given Mohamed Shawki al-Islambouli's 20+ year well-publicized residence in Iran (plus, he is an Egyptian, and a member of the same group that downed the EgyptAir flight!).

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