As a long time resident of the Puget Sound I am always especially annoyed by Robin Hordon
, who insists he is an expert on the events of 9/11 based on the merits of having been an air traffic controller 30 years ago. Now he is getting even more bizarre though, with this long rambling "affidavit
" filed to support April Gallop's
quixotic lawsuit against Dick Cheney et al
There is no way I am so bored as to actually try and dissasemble
this whole thing, but one only needs to look at a single paragraph to see how bad his so called expertise is.
It is known that Chic Burlingame, the pilot of AA77, participated in a military analysis of the Pentagon’s defenses approximately one year before 9/11/2001, while on National Guard duty. That military analysis included a simulation involving a hijacked airliner used as an airborne bomb in an attack upon the Pentagon. This coincidence is suspicious, in my opinion.
Members of Burlingame’s family have also stated categorically that Burlingame, a large and powerfully-built man, would NEVER have voluntarily surrendered control of his aircraft to ANYONE, let alone hijackers wielding small box-cutter knives who are known to have been considerably smaller in build and shorter in height.
OK, well let's count the lies and poor logic. First of all, there is no evidence
at all that CPT Burlingame
ever participated in "a military analysis of the Pentagon's defenses". There was, it is true, a MASCAL
exercise at the Pentagon, which involved a plane crashing into the Pentagon as part of the scenario, but there is nothing
to show that it involved a hijacker airliner, as opposed to an accident, given there is a major international airport just next door. As the name indicates, a mass casualty exercise is not a defense exercise, but a triage and medical response exercise, and there is nothing to show that he played a significant
role in it, or even participated at all, other than the fact that he, along with 24,000 of his closest friends happened to work there at the time. Furthermore, and this is a picky thing admittedly, but it shows how little effort they put into accuracy, but Burlingame
was a Captain in the Navy, so unless they have suddenly created a Navy National Guard, it is doubtful he was serving there on National Guard duty.
The second paragraph is just insulting. He didn't voluntarily give up anything, he was under duress. Have they no respect for the victims?
The last I checked it was a felony to lie in a court document. I guess Hordon
can use the fact that he is a f***ing
moron as an excuse for perjury.
Update: In typical troofer fashion, the post to which I linked on 911 Blogger has been removed without explanation. Destroy the evidence.