DATELINE: Pre-9-11 Terror in the Skies!
After twenty years of endless scandals, plane crashes, government coverups, terrorist attacks, and boundless conspiracies, it may be hard to recall the events of the summer of 1996. A documentary directed by Kristina Borjesson for Epix may infuriate you.
Like a hideous and fantastic episode of Twilight Zone or X-Files, the truth is out there—but the US government won’t tell you.
Off Long Island, a plane crashed, killing many people on their way to Europe. It was long before real security at airports, but this weird event contended that a missile shot down the airliner.
A few aging NTSB investigators have not forgotten how they were shunted aside and dismissed from finding out the truth—or speaking in public about this. The FBI even threatened witnesses about their applications for citizenship! Shades of Homeland Security!
Back then the notion was simply preposterous, or in the realm of UFO coincidences. Witnesses were treated like alien abductees.
When your FBI and CIA conspired to undercut over 200 credible witnesses who saw some kind of streaking flare hit the airplane, you know you are no longer in Kansas, Dorothy.
What’s crystal clear from this documentary is that some high-level people had a strong interest in making sure this event was dismissed as mechanical failure and relegated to yesterday’s dead news.
Instead, the events of the 21st century are now annotating the 20th.
Our conspiratorial Internet enthusiasts may have found the best example of a real coverup that the United States has orchestrated in history.
Oh, perhaps UFOs and the Kennedy Assassination are also on the short list. The notion that terrorists acted 5 years before 9-11 is mind-boggling. The complicit national media acted in a disgraceful manner.
At the highest level, Bill Clinton declined to be interviewed for this film.
Clearly, what was so horrific or despicable or preventable is the first step by the government to shut down citizens and never to hear or to tolerate an ugly word.