Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Comment: Maybe it was necessary after they learned that the astronaut from Israel who perished in the Columbia space shuttle disaster, was one of the 4 pilots who flew in close formation over international airspace to appear on radar as a wayward jetliner that bombed the French built nuclear facility in Iraq a number of years ago, which if you ask me, started the whole shebang. His personal notebook, landing back on earth, was recovered from the wreckage in Texas and is being conserved. So putting it in the bill would point to it again? Shh.. we didn't do that... Before “Top Gun” we sold 80 F-14 Tomcats to the Shah of Iran. 4000 Grumman employees were in a compound in Iran (near Tehran?) training them. Students, who told Henry Kissinger they were being spied on by Savak on a TV interview, going to school in the US, of which he said, there was nothing he could do about. The students revolted before that could become 100 Tomcats I think growing up with children of the Grumman aerospace industry (one, I the best man, married an EDO kid, EDO joined with Neil Armstrong's company to be even able to bid on US contracts). I was in the F-14 test pilot's house for his birthday watching "Ishi" when news interrupted to announce that if the USSR moved for the Iran border during the crisis the US would obliterate all Tomcats. I think the news said it was over air-to-air missile tech, a secret, the F-14 Tomcat is a WMD, a fighter-bomber, and can acquire six targets at a time. So maybe the Congress wanted the Iran provision killed to distract its previous very expensive involvement.