"The Lone Gunmen" TV Show Foreshadows 9/11

On March 4, 2001—exactly six months and one week before 9/11—The Lone Gunmen television show, a spinoff from The X-Files, premiered on FOX.
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"In that pilot episode, Byers' father faked his own death in order to uncover a conspiracy to hijack a commercial airliner, and crash it into what turned out to be the World Trade Center. This episode, and those that followed it, received positive reviews, but FOX cancelled the show due, it said, to a drop in ratings.

The following series of clips from that pilot episode are somewhat more extensive than what has been available on YouTube to date, detailing some of the possible similarities between fact and fiction than had been available before.

Dr. Condoleezza Rice said that, before 9/11, no one anticipated airliners being used as weapons. Given that the government had anticipated this (even considered perpetrating a similar scenario!) as far back as Operation Northwoods and as recently as the "terror drills" it was sponsoring that day, not only is Dr. Rice's statement patently false, but also—strangely enough—the fictional "Lone Gunmen" seem to have anticipated this, as the following clips plainly demonstrate.
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harold said:
People who claim that the idea of using an aircraft as a weapon to crash into a target is a novel one to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon are completely trying to blow smoke. It's patently false. This video demonstrates it, as do countless other historical and fictional accounts since the dawn of powered flight (Kamikaze pilots in WWII, Return of the Jedi, etc, etc). Aircraft have been used as weapons for ramming since their inception, much like any other kind of vehicle. Wagons, handcarts, ships, boats, trucks, cars, fixed-wing aircraft, rotor-wing aircraft: all have been used to ram stationary targets to explosive effect by pilots/drivers willing to sacrifice themselves to a larger cause throughout history.

Sorry; bit of a tangential rant, but no one could ever claim that they did not know that a vehicle could be used to ram something. The best that anyone can say is that he/she didn't give credence to the possibility that someone would use a vehicle as a missile.
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Tell that to the Bush people.
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