As much as the Bush administration lies and given the mounting evidence of major efforts by the Pentagon to cover up blunders and "create" heroes (e.g., Pat Tillman being killed by friendly fire, Jessica Lynch being saved by an Iraqi doctor rather than by a sophisticated rescue mission, Saddam not actually being caught in a "spider hole," the statue of Saddam was not torn down by jubilant Iraqis but paid actors in a photo op created by the U.S. military), here are two more that I have come to believe.
1. TWA flight 800 was shot down my an errant U.S. Navy missile
. There is some fairly convincing evidence that a missile hit the plane.
2. United Flight 93 was shot down on 9/11 by the U.S. military
. Again, plenty of eyewitness accounts and certainly plenty of time for the U.S. military to send an interceptor aircraft.
The bottom line is both cover stories (spark in the fuel tank and hero passengers rushing the cockpit) sound a whole lot better than the U.S. military shot down two commercial airliners. One on accident and one on orders of the Vice President (remember the President was reading to the elementary school class on 9/11 and could not be bothered.
The sad part is the Bush administration has frittered away the credibility of the U.S. and so now everything has to be questioned.