A Screaming Comes Across the Sky

on September 11, 2008 by Steve Simels
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From a press briefing on May, 17 2002 by (then) National Security advisor Condoleeza Rice, about the events of 9/11.

 

DR. RICE: "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon; that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile."

 

Apparently, Dr. Rice doesn't go to the movies. Well, maybe she goes to the movies, but we certainly know she didn't go to see the very popular [worldwide gross: $121,969,216] 1996 thriller Executive Decision starring Kurt Russell and Halle Berry.

A movie in which some Middle-Eastern terrorists hijack a commercial airliner, load it with a huge bomb, and try to detonate it over Washington D.C.

A movie, we should add, that was made with the full cooperation of the Pentagon.

"I don't think anybody could have predicted..."

Oh, well. At least they killed Steven Seagal off in the first half an hour...

 

Tags: Executive Decision, Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal
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