Aaron Dykes
February 13, 2010

There is now a second candidate for Governor in Texas who was “caught” in not immediately dismissing 9/11 truth when asked about the subject. Should Democratic candidate for Texas Governor Farouk Shami also be handed over to a sort of Inquisition for those who don’t accept 9/11 orthodoxy?

Just as Republican candidate Debra Medina started surging in the polls this week and threatening to outdo Sen. Hutchison for the No. 2 spot in a likely GOP run-off, Medina was snared by Glenn Beck’s set-up question about 9/11 ‘truthers’. Medina replied, “I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that.” Both the Perry and Hutchison camps immediately seized on the moment in attempt to dismiss their rising competitor.

Perhaps the controversy over Debra Medina’s 9/11 comments is, in part anyway, a function of political inexperience. If so, Shami has the same lack of experience that allows them to still be candid and honest. In Medina’s case, it is refreshing to hear a Constitutional approach to governing without being polished at talking out of both sides of her mouth or putting forward sanitized safe statements about controversial topics. Carefully-groomed establishment lapdogs like Perry and Hutchison know better– simply bark back a generic statement that scares people about ‘al Qaeda’ or ‘Islamic terrorists’ and damn the skeptics for failing to ‘support the troops.’

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Farouk Shami, who likely disagrees profoundly with Medina’s political views, had even more audacity in daring to question the events of 9/11. Perhaps, unlike incumbent Rick Perry, he just doesn’t know better than to ignore a majority of Americans and a majority of people around the world who have raised numerous inconsistencies about the official version of events or pointed out the potential foreign policy motives for a self-inflicted wound. Shami admitted that questioning the official version of 9/11 was “dangerous” but had the guts to be honest about his take. Is he too in ‘danger’ of being put on the rack over his affirmation in the official 9/11 fairy tale?

If Debra Medina’s comments ‘kinda sounded like a yes’ to Glenn Beck, then Farouk Shami’s statement comes off like a resounding ‘hell yes.’ He notes the many people questioning the events and their motives, indicating that time may reveal the truth.

Here’s just some of those polls:

Scientific Poll: 84% Reject Official 9/11 Story

Global Poll: Less Than Half Believe Al-Qaeda Behind 9/11
Third of Americans suspect 9-11 government conspiracy

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Farouk Shami, was posed this question: “…so you believe it’s possible that the United States government was involved in the attacks on 9/11?” Shami commented that he had not directly heard what Medina stated about 9/11 before commenting that there is:

“So much controversy. Maybe there is no smoke without fire. Yes, we read the—or we heard—about the conclusion of [the 9/11 Commission]. But somehow people are not believing that. They’re always leaking news, you know. I’m not sure. I’m not going to really judge or answer about something I’m not really sure about. But the rumors are there that there was a conspiracy. True or not, you know, it’s hard to believe what happened. It’s really hard to comprehend what happened. Maybe, I’m not sure.”

[efoods]Shami continues, after a follow up question about whether he does in fact believe such a thing.

“Well, if it was a strategy to put the country under a threat, to really get the people together, you know. In politics—I don’t trust politics, unfortunately. That’s why I think all politics should be run like a business—upfront and transparent. Politics behind the scene, I don’t know, I’m not used to it. The possibilities are there, the jury’s out to decide, TIME will tell.”

The reporter asks for clarity. Does Shami really think it’s possible that the U.S. government had involvement?

“People have talked about it. Professors have written books about it. People overseas talk about it. Whenever I go overseas, people ask me these questions about it. Why are we questioned about it? Do they know something we don’t know, the public? But you know, look, we still don’t know who killed JFK– whose behind it, let’s put it that way. Would we ever find the truth about 9/11? That’s a very dangerous subject to get into, you know? So it’s hard to make judgement. I’m not saying yes or no. Because I don’t know the truth.”


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