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Sunday, January 25, 2009

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Nine Days Wonder.

The Captain who piloted his stricken jet aeroplane to a safe landing on the Hudson River in New York last week has finally appeared in public.
Nine days after the attention of the world was first drawn to him.
Nine days.
His appearance did not involve taking any questions from journalists.
Incredibly.
His appearance involved a short speech before cameras at a home town celebration in his honour.
The speech contained no information about his hair raising defiance of the angel of death.
It referred dully to how well trained airline crews are for emergencies.
That was it.
Nothing else.
It sounded like a press release from a Civil Service department.
It was almost as if it had been tailor made to reveal nothing.
I'm telling you folks it was tailor made to reveal nothing.
Captain Chesley Sullenberger is the man of the hour.
No one died on his aeroplane.
A total of 155 people escaped from the downed craft.
We all want to hear from him.
I don't mind if he genuinely is a crushing bore.
Sometimes crushing bores are the heroes.
But I want to know the truth.
I want to hear him say it.
I want to hear him say for himself that a flock of birds stopped both engines on his airplane and obiterated themselves against its windscreen.
I wanna hear him say it.
I wanna hear him answer questions about it.
I do not want to hear his wife saying tearfully: "He's the man who makes me a cup of tea every morning."
That's nice dear.
But there are more serious matters to be dealt with.
Why isn't he being let speak?
To journalists.
To news programmes.
Even, God help us, to Oprah.
Why?
What's the problem?
You know what gentle travellers of the internet.
The only real accounts we have of Captain Sullenberger's sublime landing, the only real evidence we have that he said it was a birdstrike, in fact the sole statements to that effect, came via investigating authorities who released transcripts of remarks they claimed Captain Sullenberger made to them.
I do not believe these press releases from the investigating authorities.
My analysis is this.
Both engines on Captain Sullenberger's jet stopped simultaneously shortly after take off.
The flight was sabotaged by maintenance technicians or others.
The high probability is that the sabotage was carried out by agents of Al Qaeda.
There was no bird strike.
I believe the bird strike story has been concocted to avoid creating public awareness of the continued efforts and capabilities of Al Qaeda to commit mass murder in America.
I believe Captain Sullenberger has been prevented from answering questions in order to avoid the possibilities of inconsistencies emerging in the official explanation for the downing of his aircraft.
I believe the nine day sequestration of Captain Sullenberger is inexplicable in any other context.
I believe the motivation behind the nine day sequestration of Captain Sullenberger may also have stemmed from a misguided desire on the part of investigating authorities to allow President Barack Obama's inauguration to take place without distractions.
I would postulate that the motivation behind the nine day sequestration of Captain Sullenberger may also have stemmed from a desire to permit President Obama to close Guantanamo Bay, halt the trials of the Nine Eleven masterminds, and release Jihadis into the community, without any of the negative publicity that would naturally accrue if the downing of Captain Sullenberger's plane is exposed as a major terrorist strike.
If my postulation about Guantanamo Bay is correct, the desire by investigating authorities to conceal the truth from the American people is not only misguided.
It is criminally incompetently malign.
I assert that the nine day sequestration of Captain Sullenberger and the continued policy of making him unavailable for interview, is a clear sign that the investigating authorities and/or the Obama Administration, are covering up the truth about a terrorist attack on America.
It is time for Captain Chesley Sullenberger to speak to the world.

3 Comments:

Blogger Adrienne said...

Wait, wait....James, for heavens sake - they found a feather in one of the engines. Damn, that explains it all.

I'm with you. This thing stinks to high heaven!

5:26 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

Yes, there's something odd about the pilot being kept so quiet.

8:22 PM  
Blogger heelers said...

Ade, I'd sooner have you with me than against me!
Hey Gen. It gets odder the longer he fails to appear in person to answer questions.
J

3:57 AM  

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