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Well, low and behold, sometimes the truth finally comes to light in this fallen world.
In August 1996, shortly after the tragic incident, I reported that TWA 800 had likely fallen victim to a missile fired by terrorists operating on Saddam Hussein's behalf in the wake of the 1991 Gulf War. This point was also picked up by Dr. Laurie Mylroie who has long explained to America that much of the terrorism directed against America in the 1990s up to 2001 was most likely the handiwork of Saddam Hussein:
Mylroie highlighted that the TWA 800 crash had occurred on July 17th, "President's Day" in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the national Iraqi holiday celebrating the coup that had brought the Butcher of Baghdad to power in 1969. She also pointed out that, for all intents and purposes, Saddam threatened America just before the "crash" of flight TWA 800 and took credit for the incident immediately after the tragedy occurred:
Evidence is growing that terrorists – possibly orchestrated by Iraq – bear ultimate responsibility for the demise of TWA Flight 800 in July 1996, according to authors Jack Cashill and James Sanders.
Their recently released book, “First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America,” persuasively argues that mechanical failure could not have destroyed the Paris-bound Boeing 747. But it also presents a compelling theory that places Baghdad at the center of a pre-Sept. 11 plot to turn an aircraft into a flying bomb.
On July 16, 1996, one day before the airliner went down off the Long Island coast, a communique was issued by the Islamic Change Movement – the name apparently used by Iraqi intelligence to take credit for terrorist acts, says Iraq scholar Laurie Mylroie.
It read in part: “The mujahideen [holy warriors] will deliver the ultimate response to the threats of the foolish American president. Everyone will be amazed at the size of that response.”
The message warned, “Their time is at the morning-dawn,” which corresponded to dusk in New York, the moment of TWA Flight 800′s demise.
On July 18, the Islamic Change Movement released another communique through well-established Islamist terrorist channels in Beirut that read: “We carried out our promise with the plane attack of yesterday.”
Mylroie points out that Islamic Change took responsibility for the Khobar Towers attack in Riyadh one month earlier that killed 19 Americans. She notes that the date of TWA 800′s destruction is the most important day on Iraq’s revolutionary calendar, marking the coup that brought Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath party to power in 1969.
On July 17, 1996, Saddam gave the “most angry, vengeful speech of his entire life,” blasting the U.S. for its troops on Saudi and Kuwaiti soil and demanding the lifting of sanctions, Mylroie told WND.
“That night, July 17, Iraq’s national day, that plane goes up in a fireball,” said Mylroie, author of “Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein’s Unfinished War Against America.”
Unfortunately, the perspective of Dr. Mylroie and myself has never been "politically correct", especially since George W. Bush decided to rid the world of the menacing Iraqi tyrant once and for all with the Iraq War unleashed in 2003. Nevertheless, the truth is the truth and this will not be silenced by the ages.