Hide secrets in plain view.
I was a fan of the X-Files growing up, I never did get into the spin-off “The Lone Gunmen” that only lasted 13 episodes, but I’ve come across something interesting. (Hat-tip to Hard-boiled Dreams of the World):
On March 4, 2001—six months before 9/11—millions of television viewers watched a government plot to crash a hijacked Boeing into the World Trade Center towers.
The Lone Gunmen was an X-Files spinoff featuring three computer-hacking conspiracy geeks. Coincidentally, the pilot episode involved a cabal of terrorists within the US Government who hijacked a plane—taking it over by remote control—and threatening to crash it into the WTC.
In hindsight, it’s more than eerie to watch the towers approaching from the perspective of the cockpit:
Now doing some independent digging this episode did indeed air on March 4th, 2001. And this video is not altered as the transcript matches the clip.
Now, I’m not going to say Bush did it because I do not believe that for a second, but this combined with the Tom Clancy novel “Cardinal of the Kremlin” which ends with an airliner being crashed into the U.S. Capitol certainly show those who said no one would have thought of to either be stupid or liars.
I tend to go with the former these days.