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Statement of Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, US Marine Corps (ret)
Date: Saturday, March 17 2007

Statement of Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, US Marine Corps (ret)
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Pilot
February 20, 2007

This isn't about party, it isn't about Bush Bashing. It about our country. The following is not a great analogy, but it will have to do.

Suppose you went on vacation and asked your neighbor to watch your house - gave him a key. You get a call while away and it's your neighbor describing how some burglars were seen going through your house. You rush home find your house ransacked with lots of breakage, and go next door to talk to the neighbor. He tells you that he called the police that night but it took them an hour and 1/2 to get there, even though the police station is a couple of blocks away. You notice some objects in his living room that look like stuff you had. In fact his kids are wearing clothes you swear were in your children's closets. You quiz him closer and ask him to describe the thieves. They are all 5'10" and have beards, and were wearing black masks, and there were 19 of them. Nobody else saw them. You notice your neighbor has a new TV - he has often admired your set - and it is just like yours that was taken. The police don't have any record of any calls at the time the burglers were allegedly there. Your front door has no damage and they can't find out how the thieves could have got in. Then after a while you notice little lies being told by the neighbor, about other things. He claims that he returned all the tools he borrowed from you and bought some just like them, but you can't find yours.

Are you suspicious yet?

You just check the serial numbers of the TV to match against your paper records and find they have been filed off. Is it worth investigating?

Are you a conspiracy theorist if you want to know more about what went on while you were away? Is it unreasonable to ask for explanations of the false statements? If your neighbor won't look you in the eye, and won't talk to you without his lawyer (or his vice president), is that anything to worry about? If you notice the local police chief wearing a suit just like you used to have, right down to the loose inside button, are you paranoid?

The circumstances above would produce confusion and doubts in the best of us. Who can you trust? What if the cops are just part of a crime ring? Then imagine that it isnít your neighborhood, but itís your country. A place you thought you knew and in which you felt safe. Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to murder other people thousands of miles away.

If you ridicule others who have sincere doubts and who know factual information that directly contradicts the official report and who want explanations from those who hold the keys to our government, and have motive, means, and opportunity to pull off a 9/11, but you are too lazy or fearful, or ... to check into the facts yourself, what does that make you? Scholars for 9/11 truth have developed reams of scientific data. Michael Ruppert published an exhaustive account of the case from the viewpoint of a trained investigator. David Ray Griffin provides a context for the unanswered or badly answered questions that should nag at anyone who pretends to love this country.

Are you afraid that you will learn the truth and you can't handle it?

[Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on March 19, 2007]


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