Ron Ecker Posted February 17, 2006 Share Posted February 17, 2006 Bill, One often sees the term "stand down" in 9/11 conspiracy literature with respect to the failure to intercept the hijacked planes. With all due respect, I think the term is misleading, and its use thus provides ammunition to those who attack 9/11 CTs. I say it's misleading because there was no stand down, as jet fighters did take off from Langley and Otis. The problem was the delay in getting the fighters in the air, followed in one instance by the fighters being ordered in the wrong direction (toward Europe), and once headed in the right direction, flying at far less than max speed, and another instance of the fighters being sent not toward NYC or DC but to try to find and intercept a non-existent plane (Flight 11, which had already crashed). IOW, there was not a 9/11 stand down, there was 9/11 run around. Ron Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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