How Many Are Some?
The movie claims:
Some saw a small, 8 to 20 passenger commuter plane." ...maybe a 20 passenger corporate jet, no markings on the sides... "
How many is some in this case? Hmm, one guy, Steve Patterson misjudged the size of the plane. I don't really think that qualifies as some.
some ( P ) Pronunciation Key (sm)adj.
1. Being an unspecified number or quantity: Some people came into the room. Would you like some sugar?
2. Being a portion or an unspecified number or quantity of a whole or group: He likes some modern sculpture but not all.
3. Being a considerable number or quantity: She has been directing films for some years now.
The movie then continues:
And some saw a United States Military helicopter.
" ...when it occurred, he said that he saw a helicopter circle the building. "
" He said that it appeared to be a US Military helicopter, and that it disappeared behind the building where the helicopter landing zone is."
" And that he then saw a fireball going to the sky. "
So now it was a helicopter that ran into the Pentagon? I thought it was an A-3 Skywarrior... or a small passenger jet.... or was it a cruise missile? Is anyone keeping score?
The filmmakers don't ask this question, but just by chance, how many saw a large commercial jetliner? Hmm, over a hundred. OK, that is some.
I take it they aren't lawyers:
"Your honor. I know 120 people saw the defendant bludgeon the victim to death at his birthday party, but one man did also identify his cousin as being the perpetrator. Additionally his sister had the opportunity to do it. You must acquit!"
Update: A reader pointed out the correct designation of the A3 is Skywarrior, not Skyhawk, it has since been corrected.