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USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11

May 22 2008

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Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.


Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.

“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”

Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”


During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.

Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.

“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.

“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.

“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.

“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”

Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.

In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.

Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!

“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”

Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”

Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”

Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”

Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”

“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”

She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]

“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.

“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”

The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.

In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.

Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”

A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.

Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”

Capt. Eric H. May








Commander Ted Muga

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
a petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. In 2005, he wrote:
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”

Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.


“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...

“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”

Col. George Nelson

“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.

“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …

“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”


Maj. John M. Newman, PhD






Capt. Omar Pradhan






Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”

Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”

Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).

In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.

A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a 47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’

“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.

Maj. Scott Ritter




Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD




Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”

The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11:
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...

“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”

Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Joel Skousen










Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.

“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...

“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”

During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.

“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.

Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.

According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.

In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”

Col. Ann Wright












Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”

Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.

She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”

Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.

The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”

These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
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2008-11-28 05:49:49 UTC
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A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available. Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Post by M***@yahoo.com
USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-officers-challenge-official-account-of-september-11.html
Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.
The petition stated, in part, �We want truthful answers to questions
1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?
2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?
3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?
4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?
5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?�
These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America�s security and the future of the entire world.
Möbius Pretzel
2008-11-28 08:14:29 UTC
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A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available.  Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Wow. You paid shills are getting lazy.


USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11

May 22 2008

http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...

Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.

“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”

Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”

During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.

Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.

“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.

“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.

“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.

“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”

Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.

In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.

Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!

“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”

Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”

Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”

Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”

Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”

“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”

She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]

“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.

“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”

The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.

In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.

Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”

A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.

Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”

Capt. Eric H. May

Commander Ted Muga

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
a petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. In 2005, he wrote:
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”

Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.

“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...

“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”

Col. George Nelson

“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.

“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …

“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”

Maj. John M. Newman, PhD

Capt. Omar Pradhan

Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”

Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”

Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).

In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.

A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’

“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.

Maj. Scott Ritter

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”

The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11:
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...

“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”

Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Joel Skousen

Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.

“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...

“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”

During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.

“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.

Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.

According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.

In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”

Col. Ann Wright

Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”

Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.

She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”

Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.

The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”

These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
Al Dykes
2008-11-28 14:47:35 UTC
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A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available. =A0Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Wow. You paid shills are getting lazy.
USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...
Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Someone at the Pakistani website just pasted Twoofer boilerplate that
hasn't changed in years.
--
Al Dykes
News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
Jake
2008-11-28 14:54:31 UTC
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In article
Post by Möbius Pretzel
Post by ++
A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available. =A0Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Wow. You paid shills are getting lazy.
USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...
Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized
the official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation.
They include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major
General Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Defense, Col.
Someone at the Pakistani website just pasted Twoofer boilerplate that
hasn't changed in years.
You have to be the biggest moron in these groups and that will never
change. No go back to your Sci-Fi web sites and dream on fool.
m***@yahoo.com
2008-11-29 20:02:15 UTC
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USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11

May 22 2008

http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...

Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.

“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”

Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”

During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.

Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.

“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.

“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.

“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.

“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”

Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.

In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.

Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!

“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”

Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”

Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”

Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”

Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”

“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”

She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]

“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.

“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”

The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.

In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.

Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”

A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.

Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”

Capt. Eric H. May

Commander Ted Muga

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
a petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. In 2005, he wrote:
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”

Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.

“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...

“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”

Col. George Nelson

“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.

“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …

“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”

Maj. John M. Newman, PhD

Capt. Omar Pradhan

Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”

Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”

Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).

In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.

A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’

“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.

Maj. Scott Ritter

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”

The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11:
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...

“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”

Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Joel Skousen

Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.

“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...

“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”

During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.

“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.

Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.

According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.

In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”

Col. Ann Wright

Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”

Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.

She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”

Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.

The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”

These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
lorad
2008-11-29 10:05:38 UTC
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Post by ++
A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available.  Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Why not?
The issue remains interesting.
Tom
2008-11-29 12:22:23 UTC
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Post by ++
A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available. Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Why not?
The issue remains interesting.



Yeah, so is the invention of the telephone. But "new" information saying
it was done with tin cans and string is only slightly less ridiculous than
what you think.....
Tom
lorad
2008-11-29 12:43:35 UTC
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Post by lorad
Post by ++
A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available. Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Why not?
The issue remains interesting.
    Yeah, so is the invention of the telephone. But "new" information saying
it was done with tin cans and string is only slightly less ridiculous than
what you think.....
    Tom
Everything is known about the telephone.. thus it is no longer
interesting.

Much is not known about 911.. thus it remains interesting.
Tom
2008-11-29 12:47:03 UTC
Permalink
Post by lorad
Post by ++
A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available. Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Why not?
The issue remains interesting.
Yeah, so is the invention of the telephone. But "new" information saying
it was done with tin cans and string is only slightly less ridiculous than
what you think.....
Tom
Everything is known about the telephone.. thus it is no longer
interesting.

Much is not known about 911.. thus it remains interesting.


It is not known because you refuse to open your eyes and see....
"If the blind lead the blind, they shall both fall into a pit." - Jesus
Christ
lorad
2008-11-29 12:55:22 UTC
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Post by lorad
Post by lorad
Post by ++
A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available. Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Why not?
The issue remains interesting.
Yeah, so is the invention of the telephone. But "new" information saying
it was done with tin cans and string is only slightly less ridiculous than
what you think.....
Tom
Everything is known about the telephone.. thus it is no longer
interesting.
Much is not known about 911.. thus it remains interesting.
    It is not known because you refuse to open your eyes and see....
    "If the blind lead the blind, they shall both fall into a pit." - Jesus
Christ
Don't mouth the name of the Lord at me, dummy.
You and the Lord are poles apart.

Seek the truth instead of malapropisms..
Tom
2008-11-29 15:52:00 UTC
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Post by lorad
Post by lorad
Post by ++
A lot of these questions were raised at the original 9/11 Commission
hearings and meeting, published online transparently and are still
available. Why then are you giving credence to an article put
together by the Pakistan Daily?
Why not?
The issue remains interesting.
Yeah, so is the invention of the telephone. But "new" information saying
it was done with tin cans and string is only slightly less ridiculous than
what you think.....
Tom
Everything is known about the telephone.. thus it is no longer
interesting.
Much is not known about 911.. thus it remains interesting.
It is not known because you refuse to open your eyes and see....
"If the blind lead the blind, they shall both fall into a pit." - Jesus
Christ
Don't mouth the name of the Lord at me, dummy.
You and the Lord are poles apart.

Judge not, lest you be judged. For in the same way that you judge,
judgement shall be measured out to you.
Are you ready to be judged by the standards you use? For your sake, I
hope not......

Seek the truth instead of malapropisms..

You conspiracy nuts are never satisfied with the truth. You could get a
full report today confirming what you think happened, and you'd reject
it.....
2 Tim 3:6 For among them are those who enter into households and
captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,
2 Tim 3:7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the
truth.
There ya go Sparky, you know everything, so show us what really
happened......twit......
I
2008-11-30 00:26:51 UTC
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Post by lorad
Don't mouth the name of the Lord at me, dummy.
...
Post by lorad
There ya go Sparky, you know everything, so show us what really
happened......twit......
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Post by lorad
Well, no doubt we'll see you being kind, decent and thoughtful in your
posts, Tom?
That will be a miracle!!!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The miracle didn't last long.
Möbius Pretzel
2008-11-28 08:15:38 UTC
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USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11

May 22 2008

http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...

Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.

“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”

Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”

During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.

Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.

“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.

“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.

“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.

“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”

Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.

In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.

Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!

“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”

Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”

Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”

Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”

Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”

“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”

She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]

“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.

“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”

The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.

In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.

Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”

A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.

Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”

Capt. Eric H. May

Commander Ted Muga

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
a petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. In 2005, he wrote:
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”

Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.

“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...

“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”

Col. George Nelson

“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.

“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …

“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”

Maj. John M. Newman, PhD

Capt. Omar Pradhan

Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”

Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”

Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).

In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.

A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’

“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.

Maj. Scott Ritter

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”

The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11:
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...

“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”

Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Joel Skousen

Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.

“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...

“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”

During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.

“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.

Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.

According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.

In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”

Col. Ann Wright

Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”

Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.

She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”

Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.

The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”

These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
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May 22 2008

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Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government=92s
story. The officers=92 statements appear below, listed
alphabetically.


Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD =93A lot of these pieces of
information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It=92s impossible,=94 said Lt.
Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.

=93There=92s a second group of facts having to do with the cover
up,=94
continued Col. Bowman. =93Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don=92t want us to know what happened and
who=92s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it=92s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.=94

Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, =93I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know
the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules.
=85
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: =91Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing=92. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.=94


During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.

Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, =93When 9/11 occurred I
bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK=92s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone=92s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.

=93My research led me to a much more important and timely question:
the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
=93The =91Patriot Act=92 was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.

=93In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.

=93It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.

=93After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.=94

Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.

In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, =93As a former
General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.=94
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.

Capt. Davis continued, =93Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!

=93Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
=91terrorists=92. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a
=91Conspirac=
y
Theory=92 does not change the truth. It seems, =91Something is rotten
in
the State=92.=94

Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
=93On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the =91official spokesmen=92. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure
do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.=94

Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy =91Top Gun=92 pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, =93It just didn=92t make any sense to me,=94 he said. And now
six
years after 9/11 he says, =93When one starts using his own mind, and
not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.=94

Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy=92s =91Top Gun=92 air combat
school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie =93Top Gun=94 reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a =91Top Gun=92 adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
=93At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757=92s and
767=92s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was
described.=94

Commander Kolstad adds, =93I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!=94

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, =93Where is the damage to the wall of the
Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?=94

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad=92s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, =93Where is
any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?=94

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. =93How could a steel and concrete building
collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn=92t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn=92t add up.=94

=93Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which
had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many =91explosions=92 before the buildings
collapsed?=94

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, =93If one were to act
as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don=92t
believe the official =91story=92 and why I want the truth to be
told.=94

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, =93I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.=94

She continued, =93It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble
with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.=94
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
=93There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked
lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a =91missile.=92 [Secretary Rumsfeld also
publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]

=93I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

=93The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.

=93The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a
strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.=94

The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7=92s collapse
appears
in the 9/11 Commission's =93full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.=94

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, =93Our government has been hijacked by
means of a =91new Pearl Harbor=92 and a lot of otherwise good and
decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to =91PULL=92 the last one to
fall.=94
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.

In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, =93September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.=94

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.

Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group=92s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group=92s documentary video, Pandora's Black
Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, =93After I did my own analysis of
it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.=94

A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.

Col. Latas concluded, =93And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.=94

Capt. Eric H. May








Commander Ted Muga

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
a petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. In 2005, he wrote:
=93As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...=94

Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
=93The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down
out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
=93And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to
the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.


=93And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes
ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...

=93Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines.
And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.=94

Col. George Nelson

=93In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,=94 wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air
Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.

=93The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,=94 continued Col.
Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
=93With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. =85

=93As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's
history.=94


Maj. John M. Newman, PhD






Capt. Omar Pradhan






Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, =93It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission
report=85

=93The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law
enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community=92s
performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

=93The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the
immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

=93Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda=92s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why
the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief=92s role as
the
9/11 paymaster.=94

Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, =93As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.=94

Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 =96 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 =96 1994).

In an interview on Alex Jones=92 radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as =93the dog that doesn=92t
hunt=94=
,
meaning it doesn=92t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex
Jones=92
question, =93Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?=94 Col. Ray replied,=93I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.=94
=93After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,=94 wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.

A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO=92s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, =93The
=91collapse=92 of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building=92s collapse before it happened, as BBC News
did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states =91they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.=92

=93We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to =91support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic=92. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,=94 he
concluded.

Maj. Scott Ritter




Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD




Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: =93I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.=94

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, =93When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.=94

The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11:
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army=92s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command=92s global controlled HUMINT
efforts,
stated: =93[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection =96 and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...

=93After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, =85
the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. =85 It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims =96 to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
=91preconceived=92 conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell.
=85 I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff =96 a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by =96 and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER=92s findings were =91urban
legend=92.=94
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, =93Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.=94

Supporting Col. Shaffer=92s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: =93I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.=94 Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Joel Skousen










Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.

=93In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled
out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...

=93I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.=94

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, =93One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army=92s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, =91The plane does not
fit in that hole=92. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it?
Where
is it? What's going on?=94

During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army=92s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army=92s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of
the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
=93There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001.
The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,=94 wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.

=93A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?=94
continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.

Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.

According to Capt. Wittenberg, =93The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.

In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said =93I flew
the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
=93I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.=94 Regarding
Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, =94The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won=92t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. =85 To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It=92s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100
tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. =85 The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise
missile.=94

Col. Ann Wright












Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, =93It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.=94

Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.

She continued in her interview: =93How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?=94

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote,
=93I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

=93Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing
in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.=94

Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.

The petition stated, in part, =93We want truthful answers to questions
such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?=94

These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America=92s security and the future of the entire world.
Blackwater
2008-11-29 07:26:47 UTC
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Never a shortage of loons ...
lorad
2008-11-29 10:07:37 UTC
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Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
Especially ones from Canada that post pro-russian propaganda.
T***@nospam.net
2008-11-29 13:09:48 UTC
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Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.

I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack. The other attacks, also leave
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.

...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.

Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
unknown
2008-11-30 02:27:57 UTC
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Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack. The other attacks, also leave
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.
...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
Freewhilin Frank
2008-11-30 02:57:39 UTC
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Post by T***@nospam.net
Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack. The other attacks, also leave
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.
...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
That is pretty much what that kid from Germany did (sans the bombs) and put his
Cessna down right on Red Square. What makes you think NORAD is any more
competent than the entire Western USSR Air Defence?

Yes, I retied after 20 in the service, and I know how incompetent the military
can be. How do you lose 6 nuclear weapons? They had nice trip over the US
Midwest including cities and essential farmland. How is it that you can
mistake nuclear triggers for helicopter batteries, and shipping them to Nat
China where they undoubtedly made their usual excellent copies of our
technology????

Kooks, Kooks, Kooks, they just line up on the weekends
m***@yahoo.com
2008-11-30 02:59:53 UTC
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USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11

May 22 2008

http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...

Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.

“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”

Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”

During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.

Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.

“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.

“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.

“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.

“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”

Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.

In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.

Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!

“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”

Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”

Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”

Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”

Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”

“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”

She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]

“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.

“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”

The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.

In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.

Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”

A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.

Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”

Capt. Eric H. May

Commander Ted Muga

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
a petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. In 2005, he wrote:
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”

Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.

“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...

“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”

Col. George Nelson

“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.

“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …

“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”

Maj. John M. Newman, PhD

Capt. Omar Pradhan

Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”

Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”

Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).

In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.

A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’

“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.

Maj. Scott Ritter

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”

The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11:
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...

“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”

Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Joel Skousen

Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.

“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...

“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”

During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.

“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.

Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.

According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.

In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”

Col. Ann Wright

Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”

Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.

She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”

Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.

The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”

These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
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Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.

“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”

Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”

During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.

Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.

“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.

“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.

“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.

“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”

Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.

In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.

Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!

“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”

Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”

Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”

Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”

Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”

“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”

She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]

“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.

“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”

The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.

In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.

Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”

A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.

Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”

Capt. Eric H. May

Commander Ted Muga

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
a petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. In 2005, he wrote:
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”

Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.

“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...

“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”

Col. George Nelson

“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.

“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …

“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”

Maj. John M. Newman, PhD

Capt. Omar Pradhan

Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”

Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”

Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).

In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.

A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’

“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.

Maj. Scott Ritter

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”

The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11:
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...

“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”

Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Joel Skousen

Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.

“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...

“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”

During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.

“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.

Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.

According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.

In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”

Col. Ann Wright

Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”

Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.

She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”

Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.

The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”

These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
Freewhilin Frank
2008-11-30 03:26:25 UTC
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USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...
Twenty-five former U.S. military loons
What a fucking loon.

Just because you spam this to all thise newsgroups doesn't add any truth to
this mess of old dated horseshit.
unknown
2008-11-30 18:11:17 UTC
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... loon ...
You believe everything Bush and Cheney say, don't you.

http://standdown.net/
Freewhilin Frank
2008-11-30 18:20:01 UTC
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Post by unknown
... loon ...
You believe everything Bush and Cheney say, don't you.
http://standdown.net/
You believe anything the cranks, kooks, and loons post. Oh my it is printed to
the Internet so it must be true regardless of the acute lack of any supporting
evidence.

Goddamn loon can't even be creative with a handle. Just post as LosersRUS
instead.
unknown
2008-12-07 15:02:57 UTC
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...believe anything...
You even believe the one about the mushroom cloud in 45 minutes, don't you.
... loon ...
You believe everything Bush and Cheney say, don't you.

http://standdown.net/
Al Dykes
2008-11-30 18:38:05 UTC
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Post by unknown
... loon ...
You believe everything Bush and Cheney say, don't you.
http://standdown.net/
Screw Bush and the Bush administration.
Screw the "Truth Movement".
Liars, all of them.

The "Truth Movement" doesn't dispute the massive public record for the
events of 9/11. Worthy of Orwell's memory hole, they try to deny that
a public record exists to be fact-checked and to use to fact-check the
made-up shit that Truth Movement people parrot. People that were not
in NYC, Washington, DC, or Western PA on 9/11 and afterwords (or were
to young to watch the news) don't realize that about 70,000 people
worked on the recovery and thousands of reporters working for 100s of
news outlets told their stories, daily in the local media. The
workers saw, nightly, their stories and nobody ever said that the
media got it wrong in significant ways. The "Truth Movement" would
have you believe that the stories that anyone can get via computer
today never happened.

6 years of made up shit, fraudulent quotes, and parotted opinions from
non-experts and you've still got nothing that convinces people that
know something about civil engineering, aviation, or demolition or
were eyewitnesses or were any of the estimated 70,000 first responders
and investigators of the events of 9/11 that there is anything about
what happened that required the use of man-made explosives.
--
Al Dykes
News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
Tom Made
2008-11-30 20:22:16 UTC
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Post by Al Dykes
On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 19:26:25 -0800, Freewhilin Frank
... loon ...
You believe everything Bush and Cheney say, don't you.
http://standdown.net/
Screw Bush and the Bush administration.
Screw the "Truth Movement".
Liars, all of them.
The "Truth Movement" doesn't dispute the massive public record for the
events of 9/11. Worthy of Orwell's memory hole, they try to deny that
a public record exists to be fact-checked and to use to fact-check the
made-up shit that Truth Movement people parrot. People that were not
in NYC, Washington, DC, or Western PA on 9/11 and afterwords (or were
to young to watch the news) don't realize that about 70,000 people
worked on the recovery and thousands of reporters working for 100s of
news outlets told their stories, daily in the local media. The
workers saw, nightly, their stories and nobody ever said that the
media got it wrong in significant ways. The "Truth Movement" would
have you believe that the stories that anyone can get via computer
today never happened.
6 years of made up shit, fraudulent quotes, and parotted opinions from
non-experts and you've still got nothing that convinces people that
know something about civil engineering, aviation, or demolition or
were eyewitnesses or were any of the estimated 70,000 first responders
and investigators of the events of 9/11 that there is anything about
what happened that required the use of man-made explosives.
Al, years ago my darling wife lay dying of cancer, and the 'there's a
cure out there' loons bombarded us with tales of how the gubmint was
suppressing a cure so the pharm co.'s could make infinite profits. A friend
sent me this:
Green tea, Noni juice, urine <yuck!>, macrobiotics, vitamin B19, shark
cartilage, Hydrogen Peroxide, red grapes, milk thistle, etc. etc. etc. One
must wonder, if these cures are so effective, why these cures are not being
publicized by the world press? Surely, some place beyond the influence of
the FDA, like Uganda, MUST be trying these cheap treatments. If they were
working as well as 'advertised', wouldn't we be hearing about it? Is the
explanation offered as to why we are Not hearing about it ('the cancer
conspiracy') reasonable? Is this cancer conspiracy so pervasive and wide
spread that it is influencing ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, WB, UPN, CNN etc to hide
the truth about cheap and effective cancer treatments from the American
people?
Now, even though I am an engineer, I still believe in lots of
'unconventional' stuff - you know, like UFOs, ESP, aliens, Quantum
Chromodynamics, ghosts, Living Bras, Universal Health Care, Atlantis,
Missile Defense, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Tooth Fairy, nuclear
power, and the "Rabid Dancing Hamster Theory" of Crop Circle Formation. I
believe that Bill Gates is the Anti Christ and that all this computer stuff
is a passing fad that will go away in a few years. I even believe that some
tele-evangelists go to heaven!
But -I do not believe that Mexico has a cure for cancer and that diverse
groups that include George Bush, the ACLU, the Pope, CNN, the NIH, Dunkin'
Donuts, The Pentagon, the John Birch Society, Rosie O'Donnell, Ted Kennedy,
the CIA, Dick Armey, Stephen Hawking, Victor Frankenstein, Flippy the
Chipmunk God, Pee Wee Herman, and Barney Frank are all involved in a grand
conspiracy to keep this remarkable fact a secret.

A loon is a loon is a loon......
Tom Made
Post by Al Dykes
--
Al Dykes
News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
I
2008-11-30 22:20:11 UTC
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Post by Tom Made
A loon is a loon is a loon......
Tom Mad
Tom should know about loons .......

Tom has addled his brain in the following manner:

" a dope fiend.
And an acid chemist.... (LSD, Vera)
...growing marijuana....peyote....San Pedro cactus.....
Carrying two guns at all times, =illegally=.
Stealing,
Sleeping with another man's wife,
Sleeping with another another man's wife,
Trying to kill two boys I went to school with....
Sleeping with a 14yo girl,
running red lights at 145mph/232kph while drunk, (not fast for the
Autobahn?!)
Buddhism,
Witchcraft,
Hinduism,
Communism,
Assault with a Deadly Weapon,
Illegally Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon,"

Which, of course, means that one should take with a grain of salt ANY claim
that Tom makes as his puny Fundamentalist drug addled brain doesn't function
too well.


SOURCE:
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From: "Tom" <***@home.con>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 20:07:02 -0500
Local: Sat, Oct 25 2008 8:07 pm
Subject: Re: The Grace Pharisees
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2008-12-07 15:03:45 UTC
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Screw Bush ...
So, you're really "Jeff Gannon".

So what?

The fact remains that 9/11 was an inside job.
... loon ...
You believe everything Bush and Cheney say, don't you.

http://standdown.net/
Tom Made
2008-11-30 03:30:54 UTC
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USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...
Twenty-five former U.S. military morons have severely criticized the
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Just because you spam this to all thise newsgroups doesn't add any truth to
this mess of horseshit.
When I want to be informed; no bias or hogwash, just the facts- I ALWAYS
look to find it aaaalllllll out from PAKISTAN!!!! They can't even give you a
clean glass in a hotel, what makes you think they know how to run a
country??????
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2008-11-30 18:11:17 UTC
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When I want to be informed; no bias or hogwash, just the facts- I ...
You can't dispute what was said, regardless of its source.
USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...
Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.
Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.
“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”
Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”
During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.
Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.
“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.
“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.
“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.
“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”
Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.
In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.
Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!
“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”
Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”
Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”
Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.
Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”
Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”
He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”
But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”
Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”
“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”
Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”
She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]
“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.
“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.
“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”
The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”
Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.
In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”
Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.
Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”
A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.
Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”
Capt. Eric H. May
Commander Ted Muga
Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...
Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either
A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...
B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”
Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.
“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...
“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”
Col. George Nelson
“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.
“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …
“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”
Maj. John M. Newman, PhD
Capt. Omar Pradhan
Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…
“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.
“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.
“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”
Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”
Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).
In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.
A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’
“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.
Maj. Scott Ritter
Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer
Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”
Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”
The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.
In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...
“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”
Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Joel Skousen
Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.
“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...
“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...
The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”
Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”
During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.
“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.
Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.
According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.
In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”
Col. Ann Wright
Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”
Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.
She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”
Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.
“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”
Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.
The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?
2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?
3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?
4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?
5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”
These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
Al Dykes
2008-11-30 18:45:58 UTC
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When I want to be informed; no bias or hogwash, just the facts- I ...
You can't dispute what was said, regardless of its source.
None of these 25 people will speak in public with people with relevant
expertise and answer polite, relevant questions. We don't know why
they believe what the quote says and we don't know if what they
believe is based on factual information.

We don;t even know if their names are used with their permision.

If a pilot says something about explosions or a politician says
something about aviation, neither have any expertise to say what they
say. That kind of thing applies to most of the quotes I have seen.

None of these people will speak in public and defend there claims to
relevant experts.

Prove me wrong. Name one who has.


Stubblebine is a loon.

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Al Dykes
News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
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Not a one of them has said that you'd speak for them.
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You can't dispute what was said, regardless of its source.
USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...
Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.
Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.
“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”
Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”
During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.
Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.
“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.
“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.
“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.
“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”
Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.
In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.
Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!
“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”
Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”
Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”
Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.
Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”
Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”
He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”
But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”
Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”
“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”
Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”
She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]
“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.
“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.
“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”
The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”
Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.
In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”
Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.
Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”
A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.
Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”
Capt. Eric H. May
Commander Ted Muga
Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...
Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either
A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...
B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”
Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.
“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...
“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”
Col. George Nelson
“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.
“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …
“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”
Maj. John M. Newman, PhD
Capt. Omar Pradhan
Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…
“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.
“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.
“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”
Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”
Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).
In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.
A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’
“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.
Maj. Scott Ritter
Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer
Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”
Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”
The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.
In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...
“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”
Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Joel Skousen
Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.
“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...
“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...
The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”
Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”
During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.
“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.
Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.
According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.
In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”
Col. Ann Wright
Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”
Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.
She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”
Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.
“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”
Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.
The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?
2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?
3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?
4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?
5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”
These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
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this mess of horseshit.
That's all you have, isn't it.

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2008-11-30 11:56:04 UTC
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Islam is a supremacist political ideology. The Arabs, especially the
Quraish tribe, are, according to Islam, the master race of the
universe. Other Muslims are their helpers, and the rest of us are
called kuffars. According to the sharia law, Arab women cannot marry
non-Arab men because Allah has chosen the Arabs above others. The word
kuffar is as pejorative as the word nigger; it means a non-Muslim
beast in a human form. Muslims who treat the kuffars as human beings
are apostates, so they must be killed, preferably by their own
families. (According to the hadith, a special reward in paradise is
reserved for the killers of apostates.)

Muslims broke world records of genocide (270 million victims),
slavery, religiously sanctioned rape, abuse of human rights, and
prohibition of scientific inquiry. Two years after Adolf Hitler became
the Chancellor, the Haavara Agreement permitted emigration of German
Jews to Palestine. Haj Amin El-Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem,
persuaded Adolf Eichmann and Adolf Hitler that Jews should be killed
before they flee Germany.

Islam forbids Muslim emigration to the lands of the infidels because a
Muslim minority cannot enslave the infidel majority. Despite this
prohibition Muslims emigrate to the West, not as migrants, but as
conquerors. They live in sharia mini-states and expand these mini-
states by terrorizing infidel neighbors and driving them out. Any
society not willing to subjugate itself to Islamic authority is,
according to Islam, in a state of war, or Dar al-Harb, with Islam.
Arabic proverb says "first comes Saturday, then Sunday." It means that
Arabs are going to exterminate Jews before they exterminate
Christians. It also means that Israel is the first line of defense
against Islam. Another Arabic proverb (al-fikr kuffar) says that the
very act of thinking (fikr) makes one an infidel (kuffar).

Islam, like cancer, has the sole purpose of making more of itself. It
will kill our civilization unless it is cut, poisoned, and radiated
into remission.

The essence of Islam is intense hatred of the kuffars for the sake of
Allah. Every Muslim indoctrinates his children with this hatred. If
you remove hatred from Islam there is nothing left.
_____________________

“Unbelievers are the vilest of created beings.” - Koran (98:6)

“I have been made victorious with terror.” - Muhammad (according to
Bukhari: 4.52.220)

"Human blood is the life-line of Islam, violence its hallmark, and
hate its foundation. In the beginning, Islam lives on the blood of
infidels. When that is unavailable, or becomes difficult, Islam must
cannibalize itself." - Abul Kasem

In a poll taken for the Davos World Economic Forum, stunning numbers
of Europeans fear a "threat" from Muslims with whom they "interact":
79 percent of Danes, 67 percent of Italians, 68 percent of Spaniards,
65 percent of Swedes and 59 percent of Belgians. source:
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0408/blankley042308.php3?printer_friendly

Islam is already the fastest-growing religion in Europe. Driven by
immigration and high birthrates, the number of Muslims on the
continent has tripled in the last 30 years. Most demographers forecast
a similar or even higher rate of growth in the coming decades. source:
http://pewforum.org/docs/index.php?DocID=60

Europe’s Muslim population is set to increase from around 13% today to
between 22% and 37% of the population by 2025. source:
http://news.scotsman.com/europeanunion/CIA-gives-grim-warning-on.2595505.jp

The average European couple now has fewer than 1.4 babies, compared to
3.6 babies born to the average Muslim immigrant couple in Europe.
Across Western Europe 16 to 20 percent of babies are being born into
Muslim families… By 2025, one-third of all European children will be
born to Muslims… In Italy, 95% of all rapists are Muslims. Eighty-five
percent of all murderers are Muslims… France will have a Muslim
majority in less than 25 years! Another telling statistic is that
although the Muslims are 12% of France's population, 70 percent of a
total of 60,775 prisoners in France are Muslims! All of France's urban
suburbs are being roamed by Muslim black African or Arabic gangs… A
very high proportion of French Muslims are in the underclass, that
segment of the population that relies not so much on education and
work as on welfare and predatory activities. In fact, over one
thousand Muslim neighborhoods are under monitoring throughout France.
Seven hundred of those Muslim neighborhoods are listed as "violent"
and nearly 400 hundred are listed as "very violent." Violence ranges
from rape (95% of rapists are Muslim), murder (85% of murderers are
Muslim), theft and looting of cars (58% committed by Muslims) and
street fighting to assault on teachers and civil servants… source:
http://www.masada2000.org/islam.html

Muslim per-capita arrest rate on terrorism-related charges in the
United States is 2.5 times higher than in Europe… If the United
States, despite the much better socio-economic standing of its
Muslims, suffers from 2.5 times more terrorism per capita than does
Europe, socio-economic improvements are unlikely to solve Europe's
problems. http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=932DF90B-4644-49A7-A754-C263BF74DE9B

"Like children playing with dynamite, Western intellectuals,
journalists, and diplomats fantasize that they are achieving results
in the Middle East with their words, promises, apologies, money, and
concessions. Yet how can such innocents cope… with polities and
societies whose basic ruling ethos is that of the serial killer?… Can
anyone really expect a stable society capable of progress in Pakistan
when a large majority of the population expresses admiration for Usama
bin Ladin? And what about the Saudi system where, as one local writer
put it, the big Usama put into practice what the little Usama learned
in a Saudi school?… The radical forces in the region are not expecting
to retain or gain power by negotiating, compromising, or being better
understood. They believe they are going to shoot their way into power
or, just as good, accept the surrender of those they have intimidated.
That is why so much of the Western analysis and strategies for dealing
with the region are a bad joke." - Barry Rubin, source:
http://globalpolitician.com/articledes.asp?ID=3952&cid=6&sid=20

"Europe is being targeted for deliberate colonization by Muslim
states, and with coordinated efforts aimed at our Islamization and the
elimination of our freedoms. We are being subject to a foreign
invasion, and aiding and abetting a foreign invasion in any way
constitutes treason. If non-Europeans have the right to resist
colonization and desire self-determination then Europeans have that
right, too. And we intend to exercise it." - "Fjordman" source:
http://www.islam-watch.org/Fjordman/European-Declaration-Independence.htm

"We must not recognize any government authority, or any authority at
all besides Allah… We are not Americans. We are Muslims… We will burn
down the master's house. We reject the U.N., reject America, reject
all law and order. Don't lobby Congress or protest because we don't
recognize Congress. The only relationship you should have with America
is to topple it… The so-called terrorists are the only people who
truly fear Allah… We must join with these organizations. They are the
only worthy causes, and the mighty superpower only fears them…
Eventually there will be a Muslim in the White House dictating the
laws of Shariah." - Muhammad Faheed (Muslim Student Association
speaker, USA) source: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31571

It is Islamic violence which threatens Holland and all of Europe.
Exactly as in the 1930s, it is the weakness of European leaders which
allows the threat to grow. Just as the League of Nations refused to
stand up to fascism in pre-WW2 Europe, the United Nations grovels
before Islam today. source: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/2414

"There does not exist an identifiable body of Muslims, substantive in
number or an outright majority, who could be described as "moderate"
by their repudiation of Muslim extremists. Violence has been an
integral part of Muslim history, irrespective of whether it is
sanctioned by Islam, and Muslims who unhesitatingly use violence to
advance their political ambitions have created a climate within their
faith culture that any Muslim who questions such practice is then
deemed apostate and subject to harm. Consequently, what might pass for
"moderate" Muslims, the large number of Muslims unaccounted for as to
what they think, in practical terms constitute a forest within which
extremists are incubated, nurtured, given ideological and material
support, and to which they return for sanctuary." - Salim Mansur

"A Muslim apostate once suggested to me a litmus test for Westerners
who believe that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance: try
making that point on a street corner in Ramallah, or Riyadh, or
Islamabad, or anywhere in the Muslim world. He assured me you wouldn't
live five minutes." source: http://citizenwarrior2.blogspot.com/2007/10/taqiyya-religious-deception.html

“Muslims who share the same goals as Osama bin Laden but are pursuing
them through non-violent means are celebrated by gullible Westerners
as moderates.” - Robert Spencer

65% Muslims favor Caliphate, 71% Muslims favor “strict application of
Shari’a law in every Islamic country.” source:
http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/apr07/START_Apr07_rpt.pdf
(Only the Caliph can wage offensive jihad and offensive jihad is his
main duty.)

"To say that moderate Islam is the solution to radical Islam implies
several things: that moderate Islam exists; that it represents the
true (though perhaps currently disregarded) norm of Islam; and that
radical Islam is a departure from that norm." - Lawrence Auster

At what point is it okay to fight dictators like Saddam or the al
Qaeda terrorists who want to take his place? It turns out that the
answer, according to Gandhi, is NEVER. During World War II, Gandhi
penned an open letter to the British people, urging them to surrender
to the Nazis. Later, when the extent of the holocaust was known, he
criticized Jews who had tried to escape or fight for their lives as
they did in Warsaw and Treblinka. “The Jews should have offered
themselves to the butcher’s knife,” he said. “They should have thrown
themselves into the sea from cliffs.” “Collective suicide,” he told
his biographer, “would have been heroism.” source:
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MTM1NTg1YjFhMGE5MzZjZDUzNzNhNzdkMjE2YmEyNTY

What Islam is not:


Tears of Jihad: http://www.politicalislam.com/tears/pages/tears-of-jihad

Muslim persecution of Christians: http://tinyurl.com/5rro8p
http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/07/islams_global_war_against_chri.html

American Muslim leader Khalid Abdul Muhammad speaks about whites (2
min. video):


Hate preaching in Western mosques (2 min. video):


Muslims in America (3 min. video):


Islam's war on freedom:


Islam is conquering England:


Young Talib beheads Ghulam Nabi: http://tinyurl.com/2rb2e3

Shariah finance = jihad with money:
http://www.actforamerica.org/index.php/home/18-headline-item/518-shariah-compliant-finance-jihad-with-money

The Third Jihad (32 min. video):


History of Jihad: http://www.wikiislam.com/wiki/History_of_Jihad

Islam = illiteracy, poverty and backwardness:
http://www.islam-watch.org/SujitDas/Holy-Islam-Illiteracy-Poverty-Backwardness.htm

Obsession - Radical Islam's War Against the West: http://europenews.dk/en/node/5811

Brigitte Gabriel explains Islamic terror (40 min. video):
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9D6A6635769F608D

Latest offerings from the religion of peace: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

Brigitte Gabriel founded ACT, the most effective anti-Islamist
organization in the U.S.: http://www.actforamerica.org/

ACT also has international chapters:
http://www.actforamerica.org/index.php/local-chapters/international-chapters
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USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
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Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.
Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.
“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”
Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”
During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.
Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.
“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.
“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.
“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.
“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”
Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.
In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.
Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!
“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”
Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”
Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”
Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.
Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”
Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”
He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”
But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”
Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”
“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”
Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”
She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]
“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.
“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.
“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”
The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”
Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.
In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”
Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.
Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”
A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.
Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”
Capt. Eric H. May
Commander Ted Muga
Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...
Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either
A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...
B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”
Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.
“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...
“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”
Col. George Nelson
“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.
“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …
“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”
Maj. John M. Newman, PhD
Capt. Omar Pradhan
Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…
“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.
“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.
“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”
Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”
Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).
In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.
A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’
“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.
Maj. Scott Ritter
Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer
Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”
Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”
The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.
In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...
“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”
Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Joel Skousen
Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.
“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...
“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...
The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”
Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”
During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.
“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.
Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.
According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.
In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”
Col. Ann Wright
Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”
Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.
She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”
Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.
“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”
Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.
The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?
2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?
3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?
4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?
5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”
These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
Notice that even the most desperate bushworshipper
can't dispute a word of this.
unknown
2008-11-30 18:11:17 UTC
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Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack. The other attacks, also leave
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.
...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
...NORAD ...
They were stood down.

http://standdown.net/
Al Dykes
2008-11-30 18:49:37 UTC
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Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
...NORAD ...
They were stood down.
Then why did 4 jets on quick alert take off moments after the decision
was made?

You are clueless about the claims you parrot. You've been lied to by
people that use the word, "Truth", much too much.
--
Al Dykes
News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
T***@nospam.net
2008-11-30 23:23:41 UTC
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You do not know you are talking about son. The fact is fighters were on
station orbiting instead of going after the enemy in the WTC attack. In
the Washington attack with plenty of warning time, the fighters were sent
in the wrong direction.

Now one has yet explained why.
Post by Al Dykes
Post by unknown
Post by unknown
Post by T***@nospam.net
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
...NORAD ...
They were stood down.
Then why did 4 jets on quick alert take off moments after the decision
was made?
You are clueless about the claims you parrot. You've been lied to by
people that use the word, "Truth", much too much.
Al Dykes
2008-12-07 15:34:23 UTC
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You do not know you are talking about son. The fact is fighters were on
station orbiting instead of going after the enemy in the WTC attack. In
the Washington attack with plenty of warning time, the fighters were sent
in the wrong direction.
Now one has yet explained why.
"orbiting" Nobody was orbiting before the FAA and NORAD gave the order
to take off.

Ask a pilot. Ask 10 pilots. Nobody familiar with the actual time line
and the capabilities of the aircraft deployed on 9/11 says there is
anything about the events that suggests that the FAA and NORAD didn't
do their best. Sh*t happens.

The literal handful of people that invent the claims you parrot say
things that sound silly to people we can talk to and they refuse to
speak in public and make their points and address relevant questions
from people.

Why should I believe people that say silly things and won't address
my relevant questions from other experts?

These people just want to sell bools and DVDs to people ignorant of
the claims.
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Post by Al Dykes
Post by unknown
Post by unknown
Post by T***@nospam.net
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
...NORAD ...
They were stood down.
Then why did 4 jets on quick alert take off moments after the decision
was made?
You are clueless about the claims you parrot. You've been lied to by
people that use the word, "Truth", much too much.
--
a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m

Don't blame me. I voted for Gore. A Proud signature since 2001
--
Al Dykes
News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
T***@nospam.net
2008-12-07 18:00:54 UTC
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Son, you have no idea what you are talking about. There were fighters on
station (orbiting as they were told) when the second plane hit the WTC.
No one gave the order to stop the hijacked No. 2. And in the case of
Washinton, there was time, but someone sent the fighters in the wrong
direction.

...and stop trying to tell people who were in NORAD, how NORAD works. As
well as, mixing up questions about NORAD, with the nonsense about
explosions -- as you have done.
Post by T***@nospam.net
You do not know you are talking about son. The fact is fighters were on
station orbiting instead of going after the enemy in the WTC attack. In
the Washington attack with plenty of warning time, the fighters were sent
in the wrong direction.
Now one has yet explained why.
"orbiting" Nobody was orbiting before the FAA and NORAD gave the order to
take off.
Ask a pilot. Ask 10 pilots. Nobody familiar with the actual time line
and the capabilities of the aircraft deployed on 9/11 says there is
anything about the events that suggests that the FAA and NORAD didn't do
their best. Sh*t happens.
The literal handful of people that invent the claims you parrot say
things that sound silly to people we can talk to and they refuse to speak
in public and make their points and address relevant questions from
people.
Why should I believe people that say silly things and won't address my
relevant questions from other experts?
These people just want to sell bools and DVDs to people ignorant of the
claims.
Post by T***@nospam.net
Post by Al Dykes
Post by unknown
Post by unknown
Post by T***@nospam.net
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
...NORAD ...
They were stood down.
Then why did 4 jets on quick alert take off moments after the decision
was made?
You are clueless about the claims you parrot. You've been lied to by
people that use the word, "Truth", much too much.
unknown
2008-12-07 15:07:16 UTC
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... clueless ...
You sure are, bushworshipper.

You can't explain why your idol lied about 9/11, either.
Post by unknown
Post by T***@nospam.net
Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack. The other attacks, also leave
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.
...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
...NORAD ...
They were stood down.

http://standdown.net/
Al Dykes
2008-12-07 15:39:56 UTC
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... clueless ...
You sure are, bushworshipper.
You can't explain why your idol lied about 9/11, either.
Bush lied. His lies have resulted in the death of a few thousands
Americans and countless Iraqis. He should be prosecuted for those
lies.

None of his lies had anything to do with the core claims of the "Truth
Movement": man-made explosives and molten steel on the pile at WTC and
that something other than an 4 hijacked commercial airplanes causing
all the damage.

His lies have nothing to do with the engineering analysis of the
collapse of three WTC towers and the aviation crash scene analysis at
N.Y., at the Pentagon and Shanksville that all show that 4 jets caused
all the destruction on 9/11. His lies say nothing about the crime
investigation that shows that 19 Arabs hijacked those planes.

To believe that something other than that 19 Islamists hijacked 4
commercial airplanes and crashed them is to look stupid and IMO, this
is the real purpose of the "Truth Movement", to make critics of the
administration look like idiots

Screw Bush and the Bush administration.
Screw the "Truth Movement".
Liars, all of them.
--
Al Dykes
News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
unknown
2008-12-08 00:57:07 UTC
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Bush lied...
He lied about 9/11 because it was an inside job.

If you're too gullible to figure that much out, Bush
will continue to deceive you.
... clueless ...
You sure are, bushworshipper.

You can't explain why your idol lied about 9/11, either.
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Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack. The other attacks, also leave
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.
...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
...NORAD ...
They were stood down.

http://standdown.net/
Al Dykes
2008-12-08 12:48:35 UTC
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Bush lied...
He lied about 9/11 because it was an inside job.
If you're too gullible to figure that much out, Bush
will continue to deceive you.
... clueless ...
You sure are, bushworshipper.
You can't explain why your idol lied about 9/11, either.
Bush lied. His lies have resulted in the death of thousands Americans
and countless Iraqis. He should be prosecuted for those lies.

None of his lies had anything to do with the core claims of the "Truth
Movement": man-made explosives and molten steel on the pile at WTC and
that something other than an 4 hijacked commercial airplanes causing
all the damage.

His lies have nothing to do with the engineering analysis of the
collapse of three WTC towers and the aviation crash scene analysis at
N.Y., at the Pentagon and Shanksville that all show that 4 jets caused
all the destruction on 9/11. His lies say nothing about the crime
investigation that shows that 19 Arabs hijacked those planes.

To believe that something other than that 19 Islamists hijacked 4
commercial airplanes and crashed them is to look stupid and IMO, this
is the real purpose of the "Truth Movement", to make critics of the
administration look like idiots

Screw Bush and the Bush administration.
Screw the "Truth Movement".
Liars, all of them.
--
Al Dykes
News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
- Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
unknown
2008-12-08 17:32:35 UTC
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Bush lied ...
Now ask yourself, if you can muster the sentience,
why he lied about 9/11.
Bush lied...
He lied about 9/11 because it was an inside job.

If you're too gullible to figure that much out, Bush
will continue to deceive you.
... clueless ...
You sure are, bushworshipper.

You can't explain why your idol lied about 9/11, either.
Post by unknown
Post by T***@nospam.net
Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack. The other attacks, also leave
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.
...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
...NORAD ...
They were stood down.

http://standdown.net/

T***@nospam.net
2008-11-30 23:23:43 UTC
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Post by unknown
Post by T***@nospam.net
Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack. The other attacks, also leave
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.
...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
That is pretty much what that kid from Germany did (sans the bombs) and
put his Cessna down right on Red Square. What makes you think NORAD is
any more competent than the entire Western USSR Air Defence?
I know because I was in NORAD, and know what they can do. And you need to
stop driveling. The fact is fighters were on station and someone is
responsible for not letting them perform their mission. That someone is
at the highest levels of government.
Post by Freewhilin Frank
Yes, I retied after 20 in the service, and I know how incompetent the
military can be. How do you lose 6 nuclear weapons?
They weren't lost and they were in a different air command.


They had nice trip
Post by Freewhilin Frank
over the US Midwest including cities and essential farmland. How is it
that you can mistake nuclear triggers for helicopter batteries, and
shipping them to Nat China where they undoubtedly made their usual
excellent copies of our technology????
Kooks, Kooks, Kooks, they just line up on the weekends
Tom Made
2008-11-30 03:21:26 UTC
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Post by T***@nospam.net
Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
Probably someone who couldn't freaking believe this crap could happen in
America. Backseat drivers like you are ninnies, in a car or a plane.
Armchair QB!
Post by unknown
Post by T***@nospam.net
I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack.
There is a difference between STOPPING them from acting wisely, and
FAILING to get them moving fast enough.
That's why you're a nitwit, like Bush.

The other attacks, also leave
Post by unknown
Post by T***@nospam.net
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.
...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
unknown
2008-11-30 18:11:18 UTC
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... ninnies ...
At least you speak for someone.
USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...
Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.
Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.
“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”
Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”
During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.
Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.
“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.
“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.
“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.
“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”
Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.
In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.
Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!
“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”
Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”
Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”
Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.
Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”
Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”
He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”
But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”
Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”
“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”
Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”
She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]
“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.
“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.
“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”
The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”
Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.
In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”
Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.
Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”
A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.
Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”
Capt. Eric H. May
Commander Ted Muga
Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...
Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either
A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...
B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”
Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.
“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...
“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”
Col. George Nelson
“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.
“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …
“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”
Maj. John M. Newman, PhD
Capt. Omar Pradhan
Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…
“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.
“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.
“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”
Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”
Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).
In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.
A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a 47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’
“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.
Maj. Scott Ritter
Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD
Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer
Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”
Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”
The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.
In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...
“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”
Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Joel Skousen
Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.
“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...
“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...
The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”
Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”
During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.
“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.
Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.
According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.
In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”
Col. Ann Wright
Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”
Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.
She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”
Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.
“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”
Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.
The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?
2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?
3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?
4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?
5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”
These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
T***@nospam.net
2008-11-30 23:23:42 UTC
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Post by Tom Made
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Post by T***@nospam.net
Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
Probably someone who couldn't freaking believe this crap could happen
in America. Backseat drivers like you are ninnies, in a car or a plane.
Armchair QB!
Post by unknown
Post by T***@nospam.net
I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack.
There is a difference between STOPPING them from acting wisely, and
FAILING to get them moving fast enough.
That's why you're a nitwit, like Bush.
You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Do you know how far
L.I. is from the WTC to an F15?
Post by Tom Made
The other attacks, also leave
Post by unknown
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questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.
...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.
Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
Exactly. Well said.
Blackwater
2008-11-30 07:37:31 UTC
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Post by T***@nospam.net
Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.
You want an answer ... well, I'll GIVE you the anwser.

Human and systematic WEAKNESS - that's the answer. A bureaucracy
paralyzed by its own fears of taking responsibility.
Freewhilin Frank
2008-11-29 19:35:06 UTC
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Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
They are having a Black Friday weekend discount sale on them out of Tulsa, OK.
They are overstocked! All Loons Must Go!

3 days Only - walk in and Intenet Sales

Visa/MC Debit/Credit/Cash (yes, we still take cash) accepted = no checks due to
the deep discounts on our Loons.
Tom
2008-11-29 21:03:20 UTC
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Post by Freewhilin Frank
Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
They are having a Black Friday weekend discount sale on them out of Tulsa, OK.
They are overstocked! All Loons Must Go!
3 days Only - walk in and Intenet Sales
Visa/MC Debit/Credit/Cash (yes, we still take cash) accepted = no checks due to
the deep discounts on our Loons.
Can you ship me a dozen, in a sealed airtight stainless steel container,
on a slow boat to China?
Freewhilin Frank
2008-11-29 21:28:07 UTC
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Post by Tom
Post by Freewhilin Frank
Post by Blackwater
Never a shortage of loons ...
They are having a Black Friday weekend discount sale on them out of Tulsa, OK.
They are overstocked! All Loons Must Go!
3 days Only - walk in and Intenet Sales
Visa/MC Debit/Credit/Cash (yes, we still take cash) accepted = no checks due to
the deep discounts on our Loons.
Can you ship me a dozen, in a sealed airtight stainless steel container,
on a slow boat to China?
Will that be cash, credit card or debit card? Someone else rewrote my post and
added a secret code for a 10% Internet Discount,

I think it might just be extra for the slow boat. You know how it is these
days with these stupid fees for everything from banks to airlines to traffic
tickets.
m***@yahoo.com
2008-11-29 20:02:38 UTC
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USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11

May 22 2008

http://www.daily.pk/world/americas/99-americas/3865-usa-military-offi...

Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.

“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”

Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”

During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.

Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.

“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.

“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.

“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.

“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”

Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.

In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.

Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!

“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”

Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”

Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”

Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”

Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”

“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”

She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]

“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.

“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”

The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.

In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.

Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”

A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.

Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”

Capt. Eric H. May

Commander Ted Muga

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
a petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. In 2005, he wrote:
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”

Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.

“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...

“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”

Col. George Nelson

“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.

“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …

“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”

Maj. John M. Newman, PhD

Capt. Omar Pradhan

Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”

Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”

Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).

In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.

A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’

“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.

Maj. Scott Ritter

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”

The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11:
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...

“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”

Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Joel Skousen

Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.

“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...

“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”

During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.

“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.

Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.

According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.

In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”

Col. Ann Wright

Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”

Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.

She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”

Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.

The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”

These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
Dikfur
2008-11-29 20:44:53 UTC
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Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
A Paki propagands rag. Great reference.

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2008-11-29 23:44:37 UTC
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USA Military Officers Challenge Official Account of September 11
May 22 2008
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Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
A Paki propagands rag. Great reference.
Got any more old paki newspaper articles? Or more from Kooker sites?
Yep, no shortage of loons
It not all loony. There are some valid, unanswered questions about what
NORAD did that day, and why they did it. And who didn't give the orders
to intercept the hijacked airliners.

I was once in a NORAD unit and know the capabilities. I was asking
questions before the first hour was over. ...and as we know now, there
were F15's orbiting over L.I. when the second plane hit the WTC. Someone
held them back from stopping that attack. The other attacks, also leave
questions about why nothing was scrambled in time to stop them.

...And if we accept the official story, then we are left to believe that
during the Cold War, all the Russians had to do was load airliners with
bombs, turn off the IFF and drop under the radar -- and bomb at will.

Sorry, but elements of the official story are bullshit.
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2008-11-29 20:03:14 UTC
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May 22 2008

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Twenty-five former U.S. military officers have severely criticized the
official account of 9/11 and called for a new investigation. They
include former commander of U.S. Army Intelligence, Major General
Albert Stubblebine, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Col.
Ronald D. Ray, two former staff members of the Director of the
National Security Agency; Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, and Major
John M. Newman, PhD, and many others. They are among the rapidly
growing number of military and intelligence service veterans,
scientists, engineers, and architects challenging the government’s
story. The officers’ statements appear below, listed alphabetically.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD “A lot of these pieces of information,
taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy
theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash. It’s impossible,” said Lt. Col.
Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret). With doctoral degrees in
Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Col. Bowman served as Director of
Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Gerald Ford and
Jimmy Carter.

“There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up,”
continued Col. Bowman. “Taken together these things prove that high
levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s
responsible. Who gained from 9/11? Who covered up crucial
information about 9/11? And who put out the patently false stories
about 9/11 in the first place? When you take those three things
together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed
individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick
Cheney.”

Regarding the failure of NORAD to intercept the four hijacked planes
on 9/11, Col. Bowman said, “I'm an old interceptor pilot. I know the
drill. I've done it. I know how long it takes. I know the rules. …
Critics of the government story on 9/11 have said: ‘Well, they knew
about this, and they did nothing’. That's not true. If our
government had done nothing that day and let normal procedure be
followed, those planes, wherever they were, would have been
intercepted, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of
dead Americans would still be alive.”

During his 22-year Air Force career, Col. Bowman also served as the
Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean
at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He also flew over 100
combat missions in Viet Nam as a fighter pilot.

Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom Former U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Jeff Dahlstrom
wrote in a 2007 statement to this author, “When 9/11 occurred I bought
the entire government and mainstream media story line. I was a
lifelong conservative Republican that voted for Bush/Cheney, twice.
Curiosity about JFK’s death, after a late night TV re-run of Oliver
Stone’s movie, got me started researching and digging for the truth
about his assassins.

“My research led me to a much more important and timely question: the
mystery of what really did happen on 9/11. Everything that seemed
real, turned out to be false. The US government and the news media,
once again, were lying to the world about the real terrorists and the
public murder of 2,972 innocents on 9/11.
“The ‘Patriot Act’ was actually written prior to 9/11 with the
intention of destroying the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. It
was passed by Congress, based upon the government's myth of 9/11,
which was in reality a staged hoax. 9/11 was scripted and executed by
rogue elements of the military, FAA, intelligence, and private
contractors working for the US government.

“In addition to severely curtailing fundamental rights of Americans,
the 9/11 crime was then used by this administration, the one I
originally voted for and supported, to justify waging two preemptive
wars (and most likely a third war), killing over 4,500 American
soldiers, and killing over one million innocent Afghan and Iraqi
people.

“It was all premeditated. Treason, a false flag military operation,
and betrayal of the trust of the American people were committed on
9/11 by the highest levels of the US government and not one person
responsible for the crimes, or the cover-up, has been held accountable
for the last six years.

“After reading fifteen well-researched books, studying eight or nine
DVD documentaries, and devoting months of personal research and
investigation, I have arrived at one ultimate conclusion: The American
government and the US Constitution have been hijacked and subverted by
a group of criminals that today are the real terrorists. They are in
control of the US government and they have all violated their oaths of
office and committed treason against their own citizens.”

Capt. Daniel Davis Capt. Daniel Davis is a former U.S. Army Air
Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. After his military service,
Capt. Davis served for 15 years as a Senior Manager at General
Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division and then devoted an additional
15 years as founder and CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a
turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company.

In a statement to this author, Capt. Davis wrote, “As a former General
Electric Turbine engineering specialist and manager and then CEO of a
turbine engineering company, I can guarantee that none of the high
tech, high temperature alloy engines on any of the four planes that
crashed on 9/11 would be completely destroyed, burned, shattered or
melted in any crash or fire. Wrecked, yes, but not destroyed. Where
are all of those engines, particularly at the Pentagon? If jet
powered aircraft crashed on 9/11, those engines, plus wings and tail
assembly, would be there.”
Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery
under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Viet Nam,
Capt. Davis also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike
Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense
Area.

Capt. Davis continued, “Additionally, in my experience as an officer
in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense
and as a current private pilot, there is no way that an aircraft on
instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be
intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their
transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No
way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no
way all four of them could!

“Finally, going over the hill and highway and crashing into the
Pentagon right at the wall/ground interface is difficult for even a
small slow single engine airplane and no way for a 757. Maybe the
best pilot in the world could accomplish that but not these unskilled
‘terrorists’. Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a ‘Conspiracy
Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, ‘Something is rotten in
the State’.”

Major Jon I. Fox is a former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot and a
retired commercial airline pilot for Continental Airlines with a 35-
year commercial aviation career. In 2007, in support of the
Architects and Engineers[3] petition to reinvestigate 9/11, he wrote,
“On hearing the military (NORAD/NEAD) excuses for no intercepts on
9/11/2001, I knew from personal experience that they were lying. I
then began re-checking other evidence and found mostly more lies from
the ‘official spokesmen’. Jet fuel fires at atmospheric pressure do
not get hot enough to weaken steel. Structures do not collapse
through themselves in free fall time with only gravity as the powering
force.”

Commander Ralph Kolstad Retired U.S. Navy ‘Top Gun’ pilot
Commander Ralph Kolstad started questioning the official account of
9/11 within days of the event. In a statement to this author, he
wrote, “It just didn’t make any sense to me,” he said. And now six
years after 9/11 he says, “When one starts using his own mind, and not
what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official
story.”

Commander Kolstad was a top-rated fighter pilot during his 20-year
Navy career. Early in his career, he was accorded the honor of being
selected to participate in the Navy’s ‘Top Gun’ air combat school,
officially known as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School. The Tom
Cruise movie “Top Gun” reflects the experience of the young Navy
pilots at the school. Eleven years later, Commander Kolstad was
further honored by being selected to become a ‘Top Gun’ adversary
instructor.
Commander Kolstad had a second career after his 20 years of Navy
active and reserve service and served as a commercial airline pilot
for 27 years, flying for American Airlines and other domestic and
international careers. He flew Boeing 727, 757 and 767, McDonnell
Douglas MD-80, and Fokker F-100 airliners. He has flown a total of
over 23,000 hours in his career.

Commander Kolstad is especially critical of the account of American
Airlines Flight 77 that allegedly crashed into the Pentagon. He says,
“At the Pentagon, the pilot of the Boeing 757 did quite a feat of
flying. I have 6,000 hours of flight time in Boeing 757’s and 767’s
and I could not have flown it the way the flight path was described.”

Commander Kolstad adds, “I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air
Combat Instructor and have experience flying low altitude, high speed
aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did. Something
stinks to high heaven!”

He points to the physical evidence at the Pentagon impact site and
asks in exasperation, “Where is the damage to the wall of the Pentagon
from the wings? Where are the big pieces that always break away in an
accident? Where is all the luggage? Where are the miles and miles of
wire, cable, and lines that are part and parcel of any large
aircraft? Where are the steel engine parts? Where is the steel
landing gear? Where is the tail section that would have broken into
large pieces?”

But no major element of the official account of 9/11 is spared from
Commander Kolstad’s criticism. Regarding the alleged impact site of
United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, PA, he asks, “Where is any
of the wreckage? Of all the pictures I have seen, there is only a
hole! Where is any piece of a crashed airplane? Why was the area
cordoned off, and no inspection allowed by the normal accident
personnel? Where is any evidence at all?”

Commander Kolstad also questions many aspects of the attack on the
World Trade Center. “How could a steel and concrete building collapse
after being hit by a Boeing 767? Didn’t the engineers design it to
withstand a direct hit from a Boeing 707, approximately the same size
and weight of the 767? The evidence just doesn’t add up.”

“Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had
been burning for 20 minutes longer after a direct hit, especially when
the second one hit was just a glancing blow? If the fire was so hot,
then why were people looking out the windows and in the destroyed
areas? Why have so many members of the New York Fire Department
reported seeing or hearing many ‘explosions’ before the buildings
collapsed?”

Commander Kolstad summarized his frustration with the investigation
and disbelief of the official account of 9/11, “If one were to act as
an accident investigator, one would look at the evidence, and then
construct a plausible scenario as to what led to the accident. In
this case, we were told the story and then the evidence was built to
support the story. What happened to any intelligent investigation?
Every question leads to another question that has not been answered by
anyone in authority. This is just the beginning as to why I don’t
believe the official ‘story’ and why I want the truth to be told.”

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski A Pentagon eye-witness and a former
member of the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret), is a severe
critic of the official account of 9/11. A contributing author to the
2006 book 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, she
wrote, “I believe the [9/11] Commission failed to deeply examine the
topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of
events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a
believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully
examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of
unanswered questions for future research.”

She continued, “It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with
the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not
satisfy the rules of probability or physics. The collapses of the
World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability
and physics.”
Col. Kwiatkowski was working in the Pentagon on 9/11 in her capacity
as Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense when Flight 77 allegedly hit the Pentagon. She wrote,
“There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked lawn,
where I stood only minutes after the impact. Beyond this strange
absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to
the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large
airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been
apparent to the Secretary of Defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an
unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed
into the Pentagon as a ‘missile.’ [Secretary Rumsfeld also publicly
referred to Flight 93 as the plane that was "shot down" over
Pennsylvania.]

“I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane
metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged
building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... [A]ll of us
staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such
debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

“The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ...
But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather
small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade
later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the
roof line remaining relatively straight.

“The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike
by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect
if a missile had struck the Pentagon. ... More information is
certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading
up to that terrible day.”

The improbability of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 is
a major concern of these officers and a growing number of scientists,
engineers and architects. The building was 610 feet tall, 47 stories,
and would have been the tallest building in 33 states. Although it
was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of
rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11. In the 6 years
since 9/11, the Federal government has failed to provide any
explanation for the collapse. In addition to the failure to provide
an explanation, absolutely no mention of Building 7’s collapse appears
in the 9/11 Commission's “full and complete account of the
circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, U.S. Marine
Corps (ret), an attack pilot with over 300 combat missions, wrote in
2007 to the Michigan Daily, “Our government has been hijacked by
means of a ‘new Pearl Harbor’ and a lot of otherwise good and decent
people who are gullible enough to think that the first three steel-
framed buildings in history fall down because they have some fires
that the fire fighter on the scene said could be knocked down with a
couple of hoses and through which people walked before they were
photographed looking out the holes where the plane hit. One of
these, Building 7, was never hit by a plane and even NIST is ashamed
to advance a reason for its collapse. And, miracle of miracles, these
three buildings just happened to be leased and insured by the same guy
who is on tape saying they decided to ‘PULL’ the last one to fall.”
During his 20 year military career, Col. Lankford's decorations
include the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 32 awards of the Air
Medal.

In a statement to this author, Col. Lankford wrote, “September 11,
2001 seems destined to be the watershed event of our lives and the
greatest test for our democracy in our lifetimes. The evidence of
government complicity in the lead-up to the events, the failure to
respond during the event, and the astounding lack of any meaningful
investigation afterwards, as well as the ignoring of evidence turned
up by others that renders the official explanation impossible, may
signal the end of the American experiment. It has been used to
justify all manners of measures to legalize repression at home and as
a pretext for behaving as an aggressive empire abroad. Until we
demand an independent, honest, and thorough investigation and
accountability for those whose action and inaction led to those events
and the cover-up, our republic and our Constitution remain in the
gravest danger.”

Lt. Col. Jeff Latas Another harsh critic of the official account
of 9/11 is Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret). A former combat
fighter pilot, Col. Latas is currently a commercial airline pilot.

Col. Latas is a member of Pilots for 9/11 Truth. In 2007 he was
interviewed by the group’s founder, commercial airline pilot, Rob
Balsamo, regarding the group’s documentary video, Pandora's Black Box,
Chapter 2, Flight of American 77, which focuses on the 9/11
Commission's account of the impact of Flight 77 at the Pentagon and
discrepancies with the data from the Flight Data Recorder alleged by
the NTSB to be from Flight 77.
In the interview, Col. Latas said, “After I did my own analysis of it,
it's obvious that there's discrepancies between the two stories;
between the 9/11 Commission and the flight data recorder information.
And I think that's where we really need to focus a lot of our
attention to get the help that we need in order to put pressure on
government agencies to actually do a real investigation of 9/11. And
not just from a security standpoint, but from even an aviation
standpoint, like any accident investigation would actually help the
aviators out by finding reasons for things happening.”

A highly decorated fighter pilot, Col. Latas was awarded the
Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four
Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. His
combat experience includes Desert Storm and four tours of duty in
Northern and Southern Watch. During his 20-year Air Force career, he
also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer, as a member of
the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review, and as President, U.S. Air
Force Accident Investigation Board.

Col. Latas concluded, “And I think that we Americans need to demand
further investigation just to clarify the discrepancies that you've
[Pilots for 9/11 Truth] found. And I think that we need to be getting
on the phone with our Congressmen and women and letting them know that
we don't accept the excuses that we're hearing now, that we want true
investigators to do a true investigation.”

Capt. Eric H. May

Commander Ted Muga

Capt. Eric H. May, U.S. Army (ret), is a former Army Intelligence
Officer who also served as an inspector and interpreter for the
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty team. He is one of many signers of
a petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11. In 2005, he wrote:
“As a former Army officer, my tendency immediately after 911 was to
rally 'round the colors and defend the country against what I then
thought was an insidious, malicious all-Arab entity called Al-Qaida.
In fact, in April of 2002, I attempted to reactivate my then-retired
commission to return to serve my country in its time of peril. ...

Now I view the 911 event as Professor David Griffin, author of The New
Pearl Harbor, views it: as a matter that implies either

A) passive participation by the Bush White House through a deliberate
stand-down of proper defense procedures that (if followed) would have
led US air assets to a quick identification and confrontation of the
passenger aircraft that impacted WTC 1 and WTC 2, or worse ...

B) active execution of a plot by rogue elements of government,
starting with the White House itself, in creating a spectacle of
destruction that would lead the United States into an invasion of the
Middle East ...”

Commander Ted Muga, U.S. Navy (ret), is a Navy aviator, who, after
retirement, had a second career as a commercial airline pilot for Pan-
Am.
In a 2007 interview on the Alex Jones Show, Commander Muga stated,
“The maneuver at the Pentagon was just a tight spiral coming down out
of 7,000 feet. And a commercial aircraft, while they can in fact
structurally somewhat handle that maneuver, they are very, very, very
difficult. And it would take considerable training. In other words,
commercial aircraft are designed for a particular purpose and that is
for comfort and for passengers and it's not for military maneuvers.
And while they are structurally capable of doing them, it takes some
very, very talented pilots to do that. ... I just can't imagine an
amateur even being able to come close to performing a maneuver of that
nature.
“And as far as hijacking the airplanes, once again getting back to the
nature of pilots and airplanes, there is no way that a pilot would
give up an airplane to hijackers. ... I mean, hell, a guy doesn't give
up a TV remote control much less a complicated 757. And so to think
that pilots would allow a plane to be taken over by a couple of 5 foot
7, 150 pound guys with a one-inch blade boxcutter is ridiculous.

“And also in all four planes, if you remember, none of the planes ever
switched on their transponder to the hijack code. There's a very,
very simple code that you put in if you suspect that your plane is
being hijacked. It takes literally just a split-second for you to put
your hand down on the center console and flip it over. And not one of
the four planes ever transponded a hijack code, which is most, most
unusual. ...

“Commercial airplanes are very, very complex pieces of machines. And
they're designed for two pilots up there, not just two amateur pilots,
but two qualified commercial pilots up there. And to think that
you're going to get an amateur up into the cockpit and fly, much less
navigate, it to a designated target, the probability is so low, that
it's bordering on impossible.”

Col. George Nelson

“In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never
witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was
accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard
evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific
registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise
cause of the accident,” wrote Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force
(ret), a former U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator and
airplane parts authority.

“The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the
morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than
3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has
been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four
aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence
was deliberately kept hidden from public view,” continued Col. Nelson,
a graduate of the U.S. Air Force War College and a 34-year Air Force
veteran.
“With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site,
any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing
757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the
evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most
doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the
ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged. …

“As painful and heartbreaking as was the loss of innocent lives and
the lingering health problems of thousands more, a most troublesome
and nightmarish probability remains that so many Americans appear to
be involved in the most heinous conspiracy in our country's history.”

Maj. John M. Newman, PhD

Capt. Omar Pradhan

Col. Ronald D. Ray Maj. John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), is
the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National
Security Agency. In testimony before a 2005 Congressional briefing,
he said, “It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the
story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and
his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11,
which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

“The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement
community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great
detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance
during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was
responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

“The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate
investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied
the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two
weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United
Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

“Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there
is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the
identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al
Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the
9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the
9/11 paymaster.”

Capt. Omar Pradhan, U.S. Air Force, is a former AWACS command pilot
and Flight Instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In a 2007
statement to this author, Capt. Pradhan wrote, “As a proud American,
as a distinguished USAF E-3 AWACS Aircraft Commander (with 350+ hours
of combat time logged over Afghanistan and Iraq), and as a former U.S.
Air Force Academy Flight Instructor, I warmly endorse the professional
inquiry and pursuit of comprehensive truth sought by the Pilots for
911 Truth organization and the PatriotsQuestion911 website.”

Another senior officer questioning the official account of 9/11 is
Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret), Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan. A highly
decorated Vietnam veteran (two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star and a
Purple Heart), he was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to
serve on the American Battle Monuments Commission (1990 – 1994), and
the 1992 Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the
Armed Forces. He was Military Historian and Deputy Director of Field
Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Center, Washington,
D.C. (1990 – 1994).

In an interview on Alex Jones’ radio show on June 30, 2006, Col. Ray
described the official account of 9/11 as “the dog that doesn’t hunt”,
meaning it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. In response to Alex Jones’
question, “Is it safe to say or is the statement accurate that you
smell something rotten in the state of Denmark when it comes to
9/11?” Col. Ray replied,“I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory
advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence
does not seem to suggest that that's accurate. That's true.”
“After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100%
convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned,
organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have
infiltrated the highest levels of our government. It is now time to
take our country back,” wrote Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air
Force (ret), in a statement to this author.

A retired fighter pilot, Col. Razer served as an instructor at the
U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership
Program and flew combat missions over Iraq. He continued, “The
‘collapse’ of WTC Building 7 shows beyond any doubt that the
demolitions were pre-planned. There is simply no way to demolish a
47-
story building (on fire) over a coffee break. It is also impossible
to report the building’s collapse before it happened, as BBC News did,
unless it was pre-planned. Further damning evidence is Larry
Silverstein's video taped confession in which he states ‘they made
that decision to pull [WTC 7] and we watched the building collapse.’

“We cannot let the pursuit of justice fail. Those of us in the
military took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic’. Just
because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not
just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real
perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it
is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it,” he
concluded.

Maj. Scott Ritter

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer

Maj. Scott Ritter, U.S. Marine Corps, is a former Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer who also served as Chief Weapons Inspector for
the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq 1991 - 1998. In 2005,
he said: “I, like the others, are frustrated by the 9/11 Commission
Report, by the lack of transparency on the part of the United States
government, both in terms of the executive branch and the legislative
branch when it comes to putting out on the table all facts known to
the 9/11 case.”

Maj. Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret), former Director of the U.S.
Army Depleted Uranium Project and 30-year veteran, had this to say
about the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11, “When you look at the
whole thing, especially the crash site void of airplane parts, the
size of the hole left in the building and the fact the projectile's
impact penetrated numerous concrete walls, it looks like the work of a
missile. And when you look at the damage, it was obviously a
missile.”

The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged
hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11:
Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar. There is no
mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged
hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had
been identified by the Department of Defense anti-terrorist program
known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were
known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf
al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee in 2006, Lt.
Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve, former Chief of the Army’s
Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army
Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts,
stated: “[B]asic law enforcement investigative techniques, with 21st
Century data mining and analytical tools ... resulted in the
establishment of a new form of intelligence collection – and the
identification of Mohammed Atta and several other of the 9-11
terrorists as having links to Al Qaeda leadership a full year in
advance of the attacks. ...

“After contact by two separate members of the ABLE DANGER team, … the
9-11 [Commission] staff refused to perform any in-depth review or
investigation of the issues that were identified to them. … It was
their job to do a thorough investigation of these claims – to not
simply dismiss them based on what many now believe was a
‘preconceived’ conclusion to the 9-11 story they wished to tell. … I
consider this a failure of the 9-11 staff – a failure that the 9-11
Commissioners themselves were victimized by – and continue to have
perpetrated on them by the staff as is evidenced by their recent,
groundless conclusion that ABLE DANGER’s findings were ‘urban
legend’.”
A 23-year military intelligence veteran, Col. Shaffer was recently
awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in Afghanistan. In a 2005
interview on Fox News, Col Shaffer asked, “Why did this operation,
which was created in '99 to target Al Qaeda globally, offensively, why
was that turned off in the Spring of 2001, four months before we were
attacked? I can't answer that, either. I can tell you I was ordered
out of the operation directly by a two-star general.”

Supporting Col. Shaffer’s statement, Capt. Scott J. Phillpott, U.S.
Navy, currently Commanding Officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS
Leyte Gulf and former head of the Able Danger data mining program,
stated in 2005: “I will not discuss this outside of my chain of
command. I have briefed the Department of the Army, the Special
Operations Command and the office of (Undersecretary of Defense for
Intelligence) Dr. Cambone as well as the 9/11 Commission. My story
has remained consistent. Atta was identified by Able Danger in
January/February 2000.” Capt. Phillpott is a U.S. Naval Academy
graduate, who during his 23 years of Navy service has been awarded the
Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious
Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy
Commendation Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Joel Skousen

Gen. Albert Stubblebine Former U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot
Joel M. Skousen also questions the official account of 9/11. After
his military service, Mr. Skousen served as Chairman of the
Conservative National Committee in Washington DC and Executive Editor
of Conservative Digest.

“In the March 2005 issue, PM [Popular Mechanics] magazine singled out
16 issues or claims of the 9/11 skeptics that point to government
collusion and systematically attempted to debunk each one. Of the 16,
most missed the mark and almost half were straw men arguments - either
ridiculous arguments that few conspiracists believed or restatements
of the arguments that were highly distorted so as to make them look
weaker than they really were. ...

“I am one of those who claim there are factual arguments pointing to
conspiracy, and that truth is not served by taking cheap shots at
those who see gaping flaws in the government story ... There is
significant evidence that the aircraft impacts did not cause the
collapse [of the Twin Towers] ...

The issues of the penetration hole [at the Pentagon] and the lack of
large pieces of debris simply do not jive with the official story, but
they are explainable if you include the parking lot video evidence
that shows a huge white explosion at impact. This cannot happen with
an aircraft laden only with fuel. It can only happen in the presence
of high explosives.”

Major General Albert Stubblebine, U.S. Army (ret), former Commanding
General of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is a
strong critic of the official account of 9/11. In a 2006 video
documentary he said, “One of my experiences in the Army was being in
charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and
Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of
Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole
in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was
supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, ‘The plane does not
fit in that hole’. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where
is it? What's going on?”

During his 32-year Army career, Gen. Stubblebine also commanded the
U.S. Army’s Electronic Research and Development Command and the U.S.
Army’s Intelligence School and Center. Gen. Stubblebine is one of the
inductees into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.
“There is a well-organized cover-up of the events of 11 Sep 2001. The
9/11 Commission was a white-washed farce. There is evidence that US
Government officials had advance knowledge of and are probably
implicated in the events of 9/11,” wrote retired military physician,
Col. James R. Uhl, MD, U.S. Army (ret), in a statement to this author.

“A huge body of physical evidence has been ignored, suppressed, and
ridiculed by the media and by our Government. Why did WTC 7
collapse? It was never hit by an airplane and was apparently brought
down by explosives. How could Al-Qaida terrorists have had access and
time to plant bombs in a top secret installation? Why did the 9/11
Commission fail to seek the reason for the WTC 7 collapse?” continued
Col. Uhl, a 38-year Army veteran, who served in several theaters of
operations, from Viet Nam through Iraq.

Capt. Russ Wittenberg Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force, is a
former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions and
a retired commercial pilot, who flew for Pan Am and United Airlines
for 35 years.

According to Capt. Wittenberg, “The government story they handed us
about 9/11 is total B.S., plain and simple.

In the 2007 documentary video, 9/11 Ripple Effect,he said “I flew the
two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11; the Fight number 175
and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and
Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower.
“I don't believe it's possible for, like I said, for a terrorist, a
so-
called terrorist, to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit
of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft,
lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds
exceeding its design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-
speed high-banked turns, exceeding -- pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's.
And the aircraft would literally fall out of the sky. I couldn't do
it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it.” Regarding Flight
77, which allegedly hit the Pentagon, Capt. Wittenberg said, ”The
airplane could not have flown at those speeds which they said it did
without going into what they call a high speed stall. The airplane
won’t go that fast if you start pulling those high G maneuvers at
those bank angles. … To expect this alleged airplane to run these
maneuvers with a total amateur at the controls is simply ludicrous ...
It’s roughly a 100 ton airplane. And an airplane that weighs 100 tons
all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash
and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757
at the Pentagon. … The vehicle that hit the Pentagon was not Flight
77. We think, as you may have heard before, it was a cruise missile.”

Col. Ann Wright

Capt. Gregory Zeigler Another senior officer questioning the
official account of 9/11 is Col. Ann Wright, U.S. Army (ret), who said
in a 2007 interview with Richard Greene on the Air America Radio
Network, “It's incredible some of these things that still are
unanswered. The 9/11 Report -- that was totally inadequate. I mean
the questions that anybody has after reading that.”

Col. Wright is one of three U.S. State Department officials to
publicly resign in direct protest of the invasion of Iraq in March,
2003. She served for 13 years on active duty and 16 additional years
on reserve duty in the U.S. Army. She joined the Foreign Service in
1987 and served for 16 years as a U.S. Diplomat. She served as Deputy
Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassies in Sierra Leone, Micronesia and
Afghanistan and she helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in
December, 2001.

She continued in her interview: “How could our national intelligence
and defense operations be so inept that they could not communicate;
that they could not scramble jets; that they could not take defensive
action? And I totally agree. I always thought the Pentagon had all
sorts of air defense sort of equipment around it; that they could take
out anything that was coming at it. And for a plane to be able to
just fly low right over Washington and slam into that thing is just --
I mean, you still just shake your head. How in the world could that
happen?”

Capt. Gregory M. Zeigler, PhD, is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Officer. In a 2006 statement to this author, Capt. Zeigler wrote, “I
knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was
false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a
colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the
North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

“Other anomalies poured in rapidly: the hijackers' names appearing in
none of the published flight passenger lists, BBC reports of stolen
identities of the alleged hijackers or the alleged hijackers being
found alive, the obvious demolitions of WTC 1 and 2 and WTC 7, the
lack of identifiable Boeing 757 wreckage at the Pentagon, the
impossibility of ordinary cell phone (as opposed to Airfone) calls
being made consistently from passenger aircraft at cruising altitude,
etc., etc., etc.”

Shortly after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, a group of
over 100 prominent Americans signed a petition urging Congress to
immediately reinvestigate 9/11. In addition to two former senior CIA
officials and several U.S. State Department veterans, the signers
included Lt. Col. Robert Bowman and Capt. Eric H. May, both mentioned
above.

The petition stated, in part, “We want truthful answers to questions
such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked
airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses
reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the
attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary
school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded
for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the
results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly
suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks,
resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?”

These questions and many others still remain unanswered three years
after the petition was submitted and six years after the terrible
events of 9/11. As the statements of these twenty-five former U.S.
military officers demonstrate, the need for a new thorough, and
independent investigation of 9/11 is not a matter of partisan
politics, nor the demand of irresponsible, deranged, or disloyal
Americans. It is instead a matter of the utmost importance for
America’s security and the future of the entire world.
Freewhilin Frank
2008-11-30 03:20:44 UTC
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If people wanted to read this propaganda then would have read it after it
was published. Now this horseshit has lost that fresh steam that comes
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I guess it is a quick trip to most people's kill file. You didn't
accmplish much except prove yourself to be a loon over and over and over
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