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Where was military?
15 Sep 2001
Modified: 17 Sep 2001
Simple question of why military didn't shoot down plane?
By 9:06 am tuesday both WTC buildings had been hit. A third plane Flight 77 from washington had gone off course. The hijacked plane flew around washington for around 45 minutes before striking the pentagon at 9:45. How did this plane not get shot down by american fighter planes? There are military bases on the east coast that could have been there within 10 minutes. If we can't shoot down a large slow moving commercial plane then why do we even have a military?

Does anyone have information on the flight paths of the hijacked planes. It appears from the new york times that planes flew way off course towards upstate newyork and towards the great lakes. Why would terrorists be messing around off course. No sense.

In summary the information given by media has been very incomplete. If anyone can answer questions please respond.
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Hey Dickhead......
15 Sep 2001
Unfortunately, the military and intelligence organizations have been extremely cut back thanks to Bill Clinton, left leaning politicians and other DICKHEADS who think like you. We must respond to this attack on OUR HOMELAND with ALL the military and economic resources our country can muster. Possibly bring back the draft. Dickheads, like you, who say they could never kill someone will learn damn quick when they're are getting shot at. I am against anyone in this country who would attack other innocent Americans ( i.e. Arab Americans ) because of this inhuman attack on our homeland, but if winning this war means temporarily cutting certain civil liberties, then so be it. Any and all persons or nations responsible for this ACT OF WAR against our country must be punished, along with any person or country who supported or assistted them. THANK GOD FOR GEORGE W. BUSH AND HIS ADMINISTRATION.....THANK GOD GORE OR CLINTON ARE NOT IN THE WHITE HOUSE...... GOD BLESS AMERICA........and FUCK THE LEFT !!!!!!!!!!
Unnecessary, ridiculous response
17 Sep 2001
I had no idea that a question regarding the flight paths of hijacked airplanes could ellicit such a hateful response! The author of the original post simply asked a question. Please try and respect everyone's right to question without being reprimanded with immature, misdirected, and misinformed accusations.

As for the flight path of the DC flight, the plane actually followed a normal path all the way to the southern tip of Ohio and dipped into Kentucky as it was turning around. Soon after that, the transponder of the plane was shut off.