New evidence points to shootdown of airliner
It’s one of the greatest mysteries in American history. But the government conspiracy of silence surrounding the destruction of TWA Flight 800 is beginning to break down – thanks in part to two books on the subject by crusading journalist Jack Cashill.
Years ago, Cashill wrote “First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America,” focusing on the evidence supporting a terrorism conclusion.
Now, his new followup, “TWA 800: The Crash, the Cover-up and the Conspiracy,” brings the story up to date with shocking new details.
In his latest, Cashill unearths the shocking government decision to create a cover story after TWA Flight 800 was destroyed shortly after takeoff on July 17, 1996. All 230 passengers were killed. Officially, the “accident” was caused by flammable vapors in a fuel tank, with the catalyst most likely a short circuit. But Cashill reveals new evidence confirming that at least two surface-to-air missiles destroyed the 747 in full view of thousands along the popular south coast of Long Island. And since the book’s publication, more sources are coming forward to tell Cashill what they know. As one source told him, “I never knew where to turn before.”