Amidst the back slapping and salivating that preceded the release of the 'astounding' new images from the Pentagon, Fox News and others took the opportunity to bash Charlie Sheen one more time, claiming that the hot new footage they were about to play would shut him up for good.
When the images finally were released after two hours of lavish build-up, the noticeable disappointment of the Fox anchors betrayed the fact that these people probably like to drive slow past bloody car wrecks. The 'footage' if it can even be described as that does not show a large commercial airliner and if anything is worse than what we already had.
It certainly does not answer any of the questions Charlie Sheen asked on the Alex Jones Show back in March.
"Show us this incredible maneuvering, just show it to us. Just show us how this particular plane pulled off these maneuvers. 270 degree turn at 500 miles and hour descending 7,000 feet in two and a half minutes, skimming across treetops the last 500 meters," said Sheen.
"I understand in the interest of national security that maybe not release the Pentagon cameras but what about the Sheraton, what about the gas station, what about the Department of Transportation freeway cam? What about all these shots that had this thing perfectly documented? Instead they put out five frames that they claim not to have authorized, it's really suspicious."
The FBI seized no less than 84 separate video tapes from cameras dotted around the Pentagon area under national security and refuses to release them to this day, despite claiming that none of the tapes show Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon.
A FOIA request for the release of all 84 tapes has been made and is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit but the government is clinging onto those tapes.
Why won't the government release the tapes if they don't show anything? Perhaps the answer is in the question.
On the other hand the government could be lying (surely not!) and the tapes could contain crystal clear footage of Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon. In an attempt to debunk the entire issue, this footage would be held back and released at a convenient time to coincide with the crescendo of the 9/11 truth movement. It is important to warn 9/11 researchers of this possibility and carry it as a proviso whenever discussion of Flight 77 is aired.
The only thing we can say for certain is that the smug news anchors and editorials out today, including one from the Washington Times which claims the footage 'dispels conspiracy theories,' have egg all over their faces for hyping this footage when in reality it is nothing more than a few foggy moments that will only lead to increased speculation as to what exactly happened at the Pentagon.