There are striking parallels between the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation of the destruction of TWA Flight 800, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) investigation of the destruction of WTC structures 1, 2, and 7.


The method of  these investigations is to formulate the desired conclusion,  and then work backward by manipulating the investigation to arrive at the desired conclusion. This is accomplished by common elements including disregard and/or removal and/or destruction of evidence, discounting of eye witness reports, generation of misleading computer simulations, and “snowing” the outside world with thousands of pages

of irrelevant information.


Some parallels have been published in at least one article on the internet:


An attempt is being made to “Reinvestigate” the destruction of TWA Flt 800. TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, exploded over Long Island in 1996, killing all 230 on board. See:


The NIST and NTSB studies are consistent with a long standing and well documented pattern of Administration abuse of the scientific method.


The House Committee on Government Reform found, in a report to Rep Henry Waxman, "numerous instances where this Administration has manipulated the scientific process and distorted or suppressed scientific findings."









On February 18, 2004, over 60 leading scientists, including Nobel laureates, signed a Union of Concerned Scientists’ statement that "The distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends must cease." Since then, over 15,000 additional US scientists have signed on. In this case the context of USC statement was distortion of environmental studies.


Public education on the magnitude of corruption of the scientific method in government investigations, as sketched above, might help increase the traction for all of us who want truth.