Well, cansouth does have just enough logic and reasoning behind himself (herself?) to remain totally convinced of his own conclusions.
And I surely admit nothing is impossible, but I do find the notions presented to be highly improbable.
And ships at sea as a target? Naval vessels are quite well-protected, they travel in groups, and are quite capable of defending themselves from a rather lumbering jetliner. Plus, the navigation of the jetliners to the ships would be very demanding of a crew. No transponders, no radio guidance, the jetliner’s own radar is not the type that could track a sailing ship, etc.
And why? Buildings such as the Pentagon or the White House, or Camp David, or Annapolis, or CIA Headquarters, so much more inviting as a target! And if you did down a ship at sea, there would be no way-cool crater and rubble pile to display to your friends back home! Only a big hole in the water.
But still, on the other hand, Israeli warpanes did attack our spy-ship, The Liberty, long ago, I think it was about 1980 or thereabouts, nearly sinking it, but the ship survived. Israel claimed ‘mistaken identity’ but the Ship’s Captain says they knew damned well what ship they were attacking.
Dan the Fence-Sitter