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Friday, May 05, 2006
A SEPTEMBER 10th VERDICT
Clancy Prevost may not be a household name, yet his initial suspicions resulted in the conviction of Moussaoui, "the 20th hijacker." Clancy Prevost was Moussaoui's flight instructor. It was Clancy who reported that, "All he wanted to do was ‘lark' the airplane. The premise was that he wanted to do this for a lark, to fly across the Atlantic on the North Atlantic Track System from London to Kennedy (airport) just to say he had done it. " And that "he didn't need the type of school he had contracted to get, which was a systems ground school."
Moussaoui should have been senteced to die, no matter how long it took, regardless of what other countries and/or the terrorists thought. Who cares what France may think? I agree with Mark Levin, who believes that the Moussaoui sentence has a bad outcome, that Moussaoui will be a "living martyr."
Clancy Prevost, on the other hand, backs the verdict. He admits that he's against the death penalty, and he admitted that he even liked Moussaoui. I was a bit shaken by that at first, but it's understandable, considering that the two spent a lot of time together. (Apparently, Moussaoui was not a quick study.) Besides, Prevost did report his suspicians. I wonder if Moussaoui liked Prevost. Somehow, I doubt that it would matter to him. After all, friendships are irrelevant when you're on a mission from Allah.
And then, Prevost seems to contradict himself .
Tiers witness backs Moussaoui verdict
"First of all, I'm not a death penalty guy," said Prevost, 68, who flew jets for Northwest Airlines for nearly 25 years. "You can't feel good by hurting somebody else. And the other thing is, he had a real peripheral involvement in 9/11. He was in jail when the thing happened. Yes, I think it was the right verdict. I don't have an agenda. However it went would have been all right with me."
Prevost notified supervisors at the Pan Am Flight School in Eagan, Minn., after he realized Moussaoui had virtually no flying experience and no legitimate purpose for wanting to learn to fly the world's biggest jet airliner. He even liked Moussaoui.
"We got along fine, Prevost said. We spent long hours at lunch because I had difficulty trying to impart a very technical subject to someone who had no background in it."
I hope Clancy watches "United 93. "
'United 93' and the 20th Hijacker: What fades from memory over time is the intense, active loathing that the Islamic hijackers had for their victims that day (though one guesses there is not a waking moment that the U.S. soldiers serving daily in Afghanistan or Iraq fail to hold in mind the nature of their terrorist opposition). "United 93" brings this and much else back to the surface.