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Pentagate [Paperback]

Thierry Meyssan
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  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Carnot Editions; 1st edition (30 Oct 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592090281
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592090280
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.3 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,315,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Exactly what hit the Pentagon on September 11th 2001? A Boeing 757-200 - or a cruise missile? Meyssan investigates and, with the aid of official colour photographs, suggests it was not American Airlines flight 77. Detonation or deflagration? Explosive materials are divided into two groups: explosives create a shockwave whose speed of propagation is greater than 6000 feet per second - they "detonate". Explosive materials, whose shockwave speed is lower, do not detonate, they deflagrate. According to Meyssan, the image of the impact on the Pentagon is very instructive in regard to the nature of the explosion. The speed of propagation on the shockwave is very high. The colour of the flame is consistent with an explosive of high energetic power. The explosion does not correspond to a deflagration of kerosene (airline fuel). Nor does the exit hot of the alleged plane - which pierced three separate buildings - add up.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eye Opener! 24 Feb 2006
By A Customer
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Another book on the conspiricy of 9/11. this book is one of the best actually and it opens your eyes a little. there are to many unswered questions that the American government have shied away from. In reality, if there isnt anything to hide then they should have the answers, right?
A good read if your searching for the truth...
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well-founded thesis 23 Sep 2002
By Peter
Format:Paperback
After having read the big lie I still was dubious as for knowing if the Boeing 757-200 from American Airlines Flight 77 crashed on the Pentagon or not. Even Though I fully agreed with Thierry Meyssan about the FBI lies and contradictions, the Meyssan's thesis was not supported enough and all he had done was asking questions without really answering them. Further to all these accusations here is a book which explains the thesis in minute detail - lots of pictures, testimonies and experts to back this up and this is very convincing. The demonstration lacks nothing and Thierry Meyssan easily quashes all his detractors' arguments to finally put forward a sturdy hypothesis. The Author and his team show a great analytic sense, without setting aside any fact or testimony in their disfavor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Important questions being raised 29 Nov 2002
By A Customer
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As an American, I believed this book is essential for all Americans to read. From the very first moment I saw pictures of the crash at the Pentagon, I thought something was strange. Meyssan raises very important questions. Questions that still have not been answered by Bush and company.
With him presenting conflicting information and reports, he clearly does a great job of supporting his argument. Although it is his argument of the book, there are many people who believe a boeing 757 did not hit the Pentagon. This book should be the beginning of a needed debate and not the end.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frighteningly believable 19 Mar 2003
By A Customer
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I couldn't believe I was buying this book and found it even more frightening having read it. Why were no jets scrambled in the long delay between the second plane hitting the WTC and the Pentagon attack ? Why do the security camera pictures (available at CNN and Washington Post) not show a plane ? How could inexperienced pilots fly a jet so low so accurately ? Why was there not more damage, particularly immediately after impact before the building collapsed ? How could the nose of a 757 penetrate three concrete buildings without the rest of the plane ? Why do so many eye-witnesses say they saw debris and yet in most photographs there is none shown ? Why is the colour of the explosion different to that of the WTC attacks ? Why are these photos unlike those of any other plane crash I have seen ? I'm sure there are answers to these questions and I'd like to know them. Read the book and decide for yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it and Weep: 9-11 appears to be a "Psy-Op" 25 May 2003
By "emeryscott" - Published on Amazon.com
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The Basic Question:
- How can a B757 that was said by officials to have
totally disintegrated and vaporized as it impacted
(accounting for lack of substantial aircraft wreckage
on site), have nevertheless penetrated through the 3rd
ring's inner wall with its nosecone (the punched-out
hole on the cover of this book), given that the nose
cone is the most fragile part of the aircraft?
There seem to be zillions of other subsidiary
questions, such as:
- Why the FBI confiscated and has
never shown the adjacent hotel and gas station
security cam videos that must have caught the B757's
impact;

- Why the officially blessed few frames of
Pentagon cam video do not show anything remotely
resembling a B757 and appear to have been doctored
anyway;
- How the "hijacker" pilot (incompetent by
instructors' reports) accomplished an extremely
precise approach and targeting (they say these guys
never learned to land, but the "B757" was just meters
above the ground when it hit, (in effect he "landed the plane"
very precisely);
- Why the little scrap of liveried supposed "wreckage" on the lawn shows lettering only one-half or less the size scale it should be for an AA liveried B757;
- Why the "plane" coincidentally hit the
least populated side of the Pentagon, after apparently
taking extra effort and time to target that position;
- Why after saying the plane was totally vaporized and
disintegrated officials now claim to have an almost
complete reconstruction of the "B757"; why the initial
entrance hole was so small;
- Why after a fire that totally melted and vaporized the plane computer manuals and other papers visible in offices at the
sheared cutoff are totally undamaged;
- Why initial eye witnesses reported a small plane or missile-like object; and on and on and on.
Meyssan deals with most of these questions and I got news for you - as a mainstream mind-controlled American (like me) you aren't going to like his answers!
Anyway let's face it - probably no Boeing 757 ever hit the
Pentagon.
The only evidence supporting the Boeing hypothesis
seems to be the following:
- About half the eye witnesses state they saw either a
B757, a plane with AA livery, or both (i.e. a B757 in
AA livery)
- AA Flt 77 is unaccounted for
- The government has officially stated that AA 77 hit
the Pentagon
- bits of possible 757 wreckage were photographed in
ambiguous settings
I really hate to conclude this, but to me it seems
probable that some form of cruise missile, dressed in
AA livery, was used and all the rest is a USA Mil-Gov
coverup. A horrible conclusion, I know it!
Please read this book and if you can convincingly
refute it, dealing adequately with all the anomalies I've
listed above and settling each concern, please write
your own counter-book immediately, and we'll put this horrible
hypothesis to bed once and for all.
Note that Purdue (Indiana) academics have completed a
government-funded graphical simulation of the crash
that on my reading, unfortunately again, does not come
close to answering all the questions raised above.
I don't know why the mainstream media doesn't at least
look into this? All I've seen are one or two jokey
reviews of Meyssan's first (much less detailed)
general book about 9-11. In one case, the "reviewer"
hadn't even read the book!
Why isn't the public more interested in this? Are we
just so satisified with our Hollywood FX story of
"Fires, Explosions, Arab Villians, American Heroes"
that we can't even be bothered to read and respond
rationally to an important analysis like this one?
"Nothing was wrong far as we could tell,
that's what we liked to tell ourselves,
but no it wasn't that way"
- Stevie Wonder "How Come, How Long"
79 of 99 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's Wrong With This Picture? 12 Sep 2002
By Christopher Bollyn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Pentagate is a very important book about the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon because it points out the problems with the evidence that U.S. journalists won't even touch.
Meyssan has built much of his case on the problems in the official version of what happened at the Pentagon. His first chapter, "One Piece of Debris Too Many", points out that the large piece of debris that appeared to be from an American Airlines jet has not even been inventoried by the Dept. of Defense.
As a journalist for American Free Press in Washington, I have tried repeatedly to get the Pentagon to clarify the status of this important piece of debris that was seen by millions. As of this date there has been NO response to numerous requests. What's wrong with this picture?
Meyssan points to the evidence seen in the video from the Pentagon security camera and the round holes that were pierced in three layers of the Pentagon and builds his case that this was not a Boeing passenger jet that struck the building.
The explosion seen in the video and the nearly perfectly round holes that were bored in the Pentagon are evidence that a cruise missile, painted to look like an American Airlines jet, crashed into the Pentagon, according to Meyssan.
The book has an important chapter by a French military expert on explosives who describes "The Effects of a Hollow Charge". This technical information bolsters the case made by Meyssan.
Meyssan raises a lot of good questions. Now if we could only get some answers from the Pentagon.
Pentagate is highly recommended for those interested in the Pentagon attack by Christopher Bollyn of American Free Press.
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars also applies to 9/11 the big lie... 23 Oct 2006
By Mr Bassil A MARDELLI - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
When this book was published, the term `Conspiracy theorists' became more propagated.

You may not be persuaded much by what's described in your book `9/11 The Big Lie', but the fact remains that in history, and through some quirk in the fortunes of contemporary events, the truth never came out and a lot will remain mysteries that may not be discovered for many generations to come, like for instance `Who killed John F Kennedy and why??'.... "The Secrets behind Pearl Harbour!!' ... `Was Arafat given a lethal injection??' ... Angered at having to waste time and manpower `fighting' to prove to the world- using ordinary common sense - many will identify the open questions now raised in this book with possible obsessions by the 'Holocaust against six million Jews....'.....'Was 9/11 addressed against America or to address American public opinion...'How could a man on a mule shake America, and the world...'?

It is indeed admirable how much a `Camera' can do to the human brain.
The impact of the 'picture' is magnificent; it has eclipsed the impact of the written and even the spoken `Word'. And Thierry Meyssan used many pictures to substantiate his viewpoints.

Nevertheless, in this book the questions rose about `the Boeing should have dived on the roof'....... `video surveillance in the Pentagon parking lot, they did not see the Boeing either.' are fruitful and make one scratch one's head.
49 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well-founded thesis 15 Sep 2002
By Peter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
After having read the big lie I still was dubious as for knowing if the Boeing 757-200 from American Airlines Flight 77 crashed on the Pentagon or not. Even Though I fully agreed with Thierry Meyssan about the FBI lies and contradictions, the Meyssan's thesis was not supported enough and all he had done was asking questions without really answering them. Further to all these accusations here is a book which explains the thesis in minute detail - lots of pictures, testimonies and experts to back this up and this is very convincing. The demonstration lacks nothing and Thierry Meyssan easily quashes all his detractors' arguments to finally put forward a sturdy hypothesis. The Author and his team show a great analytic sense, without setting aside any fact or testimony in their disfavor.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE EARLIEST 9/11 "TRUTHERS" LOOKS IN DETAIL AT THE PENTAGON ATTACK 25 July 2012
By Steven H. Propp - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Thierry Meyssan (born 1957) is a French journalist and political activist, who has investigated the extreme right-wing, as well as into the Catholic Church (e.g., Opus Dei). He has also written the earlier book 9/11 - the big lie.

He wrote in the Introduction to this 2002 book, "'The Big Lie' contented itself with pointing out the physical impossibility of the crash of a Boeing 757 of the Pentagon without explaining the exact nature of the attack. It drew no political interpretation from the facts... we continued our investigations. The elements that we present today are... a complimentary study of the attack on the Pentagon and the manner in which we have been misled by the communications services of the Department of Defense."

He cautions concerning the testimony of witnesses, "a witness will tend to align him or herself with the implicated social group of which he or she feels representative... Consciously or not, voluntarily or not, witnesses always have a propensity to construct a version of events that corresponds with their social role." (Pg. 42-43)

He concludes, "This photo, and the effects described in the official version, lead me therefore to think that the detonation that struck the building was that of a high-powered hollow charge used to destroy hardened bildings and carried by an aerial vehicle, a missile." (Pg. 85-86)

Later, he adds, "Can one affirm that it was in fact American Airlines flight 77 that hit the Pentagon? Only if one has blind faith in the army of the United States of America." (Pg. 104) He asserts about the military, "To each question raised, they... have to answer with: technical failure, coordination problems, temporary incapacity, transfer of responsibility, absence of commanders, etc. In the end, the greatest army in the world is obliged to confess that it's also the most incompetent." (Pg. 122)

Meyssan's book (which contains an excellent selection of photos), whether one agrees or not, is perhaps the most in-depth treatment of the attack on the Pentagon, and is thus crucial for anyone interested in 9/11.
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