Everybody know E-4Bs are extremely important. In the event of a war, a terrorist attack, an alien invasion and so on (hence the “doomsday plane” nickname), these aircraft are destined to keep the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other “decision makers” alive to direct nuclear (and conventional) forces, by receiving, verifying and relaying EAM (Emergency Action Messages).
One aircraft is usually airborne every 12 hours, with another one ready for departure with a 5-minute notice. If national command centers on the ground are attacked or unavailable, an E-4B is immediately scrambled: that’s why a “doomsday plane” was seen orbiting above Washington DC minutes after a hijacked plane had crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.
The E-6B Mercury, whose mission could be a sign that the Syria air war has just started, can do the same job.
Anyway, an E-4B was on the ground at Incirlik on Aug. 27. What was the doomsday plane doing in Turkey?
Update: Hagel visited Malaysia on Aug. 24 and later was in Brunei. Maybe this was a back-up plane?
Image courtesy of Kokpit.Aero website
the USA has so much money geez
A plane did not smash into the pentagon, a cruise missile did. It took out the financial records dept., do your homework.
Here is the Britam Defense email that was published on the Daily Mail:
‘Phil… We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose
an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.
‘We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have.
‘They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.
‘Frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?
‘Kind regards, David.’
Carla del Ponte, a member of the UN Independent International Commission
of Inquiry on Syria, told Swiss TV there were “strong, concrete
suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof,” that rebels seeking to
oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used the nerve agent.
But she said her panel had not yet seen any evidence of Syrian
government forces using chemical weapons (CW), according to the BBC, she
added that more investigation was needed.
You might want to read the entire article.
“The investigation to which Ms Del Ponte referred was launched in August
2011 to look into war crimes and other human rights violations in Syria.”
If you look closely at the send data of that email, and the same one for Iran, they’re identical. The only thing changed was “Syria” in place of “Iran”, and the dates. Every other bit of send data is exactly the same.
It was a plane…
If you think that little “engine” that was the plane’s APU engine was for the “missile”,
Then I have a bridge to sell ya.
As a veteran MD-11 captain with over 12K total time, I was frankly amazed at the lack of debris at the site of the Pentagon incident. I saw no engine cores, landing gear, seats or luggage. From my experience ground effect would have prevented the 757 from traversing at the rate of speed so claimed. Let me put it this way, there are a whole lot of unanswered questions regarding 9-11 that will never be sufficiently answered.
I’ve been to Incirlik dozens of times and all over the airfield. That is not Incirlik
You are wrong… “TCDD”
After checking the source, It’s even more evident that the photo was not taken at Incirlik.