|Shelton Lankford, USMC|
Did a Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon on 9/11?
The official story says yes - but abundant evidence shows that this is, shall we say, highly unlikely.
At the beginning of 2002, just a few months after 9/11, the original 9/11 truth mega-force, Thierry Meyssan, wrote the biggest blockbuster in French publishing history, L'Effrayeuse imposture, proving the Pentagon wasn't hit by a big plane. Meyssan convinced the whole Muslim world that 9/11 was a fraud. His book was the most important single factor leading to France's refusal to join the US war on Iraq. Meyssan's bestseller was perhaps the most important and influential 9/11 truth book of all time, because it came out early enough to have a major impact on history.
Since then, the disinfo operators have been targeting Meyssan, and trying to obfuscate the obvious fact that no 757 hit the Pentagon. (My recent radio guest Ken Jenkins is not one of those operators - he's just honestly mistaken in asserting that his misguided friends have a case, when they don't.)
Note: David Ray Griffin's book 9/11: Ten Years Later does a good job discussing the Pentagon evidence and showing why the case for a 757 hit doesn't stand up to critical reflection. Unfortunately, he takes far too seriously the handful of people (several of whom have infiltrated "gatekeeper" positions) who pose as "truthers who think a 757 did hit the Pentagon." That's a lot like the "truthers who think WTC-7 fell down from office fires." By taking these clowns seriously, David inadvertently supports the illusion that there is a legitimate debate on this issue within the truth movement. And there's no better way to stir up destructive intra-movement fights than by making ridiculous assertions, like "a 757 hit the Pentagon" or "Basiago teleported to Mars with Barack Obama and encountered carniverous martian plesiosaurs."
|A carbon-fiber 757 nose did THIS? After traveling through three rings of the Pentagon, as shown below?!|