Perhaps I'm a little "outside the box", but I can't help but wonder about the other side of the equation.
I can accept the idea that the damage "could" be indicative of a missile. I can even conceive (and occasionally do believe) there ARE such things as government cover-ups. But the question I can't get past on this one is this:
If it was a missile or "military jet" that hit the pentagon, where exactly did Flight 77 wander off to?
It either landed safely or crashed "somewhere". (Unless it's been secretly being mid-air refueled, re-supplied, serviced, had its porta-potties emptied, and kept aloft for the last three years...?)
So, since it either
- landed safely, or
- crashed "somewhere"
where did it do either of the above if not the pentagon? (And yes, even a crash at sea would leave huge amounts of un-hideable evidence behind.)
It's undisputed that it disappeared off radar, and it's left no wreckage anywhere else on the planet, either. It was full of un-related civilian strangers, not government spooks. If it didn't crash, are they all keeping some secret pact, or being secretly held in some remote government location? Anyone remember the movie "Millenium"...?
Where is it?
Only (repeat: ONLY) other possibility I can even conceive of is that it was completely taken over in-flight, flown out far out to sea, and then, as gently as possible, "softly" landed on the ocean without breaking up; allowing it to gradually sink intact, taking all debris, bodies, etc, to the bottom of the ocean with it.
And that's a little hard for me to accept. Too many things have to go perfect in order for that to work, and life's just not that neat in those kind of situations. Besides, if you're going to go to all that trouble of taking over a passenger jet, why NOT use it to destroy something? Why just softly land, hoping to at best secretly drown yourself and all your hostages with no fanfare, no media coverage, no "blaze of glory". After all that work, just run off & kill yourself secretly, hoping nobody ever finds out...? Personally, I think not.
Again I ask. Where did it end up if not in DC?