Thanks for sharing.
Looks like all of us had our share of this
lunacy. IMO, the whole thing is not worth discussing: "Never argue with an
idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the
Steve Gordin SE
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I though you
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9/11 conspiracies are a crying shame
Dennis Byrne, a Chicago-area writer and
August 28, 2006
The fifth anniversary of Sept. 11,
2001, is two weeks away, but the screeching from the conspiracy monkey house
already is upon us.
The "9-11 truth squads" are planning a three-day
gala in New York City to inform the world that Sept. 11 was a "catalyst"
designed to set in motion a "global domination project" by overthrowing the
American government, says NY911Truth.org. Which would be true, if you were
talking about a plot by Islamic fascists. But they say it was by President
Bush himself, "as a pretext for the current Middle East
The organizers of the conspiracy jamboree urge "all
movements for transformational progress" to converge on Gotham thusly: "If we
want to put an end to war, use our treasury for productive purposes
domestically, restore our Constitution, have a law-abiding government, create
cooperative rather than antagonistic relationships with the rest of the world,
heal our environment and be the creators of our own destiny, understanding
9/11 is required," say these "truth" activists.
The blogosphere is
buzzing with the things they want us to understand.
911research.wtc7.net and follow the links into paranoia hell.
other things, airliners didn't crash into the Pentagon (it was an American
missile) or the World Trade Center, and even if they did, they didn't cause
the towers to collapse--it was the result of "controlled demolition charges"
placed by Bush agents in the buildings before they were struck. That the named
hijackers were not the hijackers, if, that is, the planes actually were
hijacked or even existed.
Most incredibly, this intricate plot was
pulled off by the world's most stupid head of state, George W.
Such theories require extensive fabrications to back them up,
such as the assertion that the towers collapsed at free-fall speed (false),
and that one floor falling on top of another couldn't possibly "pancake" the
buildings (actually it was scores of floors collapsing on each
The conspiracy nimrods, of course, won't be there alone.
Mainstream media nimrods also will attend in great numbers. TV anchors will
solemnly speak of "disturbing new questions" about Sept. 11 and break to
interviews with charla-tans, incompetents, nut cases and the gullible, all
united as fools.
And they'll all be playing to the many Americans who
take it seriously. More than a third suspect that federal officials either
took part in or knowingly took no action to stop the Sept. 11 attacks,
according to a Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll. The poll also found that
16 percent of Americans believe the bit about how secretly planted explosives
collapsed the twin towers.
Conspiracy documents are a hot read on
college campuses and in Europe.
Loonies come in all shapes, from the
conservative Paul Craig Roberts (Ronald Reagan's supply-side guy) to, well, so
many on the left. That's because the conspiracy theory resonates with their
psychotic hatred of Bush, whom they can easily believe would engineer a deadly
attack on Americans.
Of course, by this theory, W. also engineered the
attacks on the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the U.S. Embassies in Africa and
the Navy warship, the USS Cole. All while he was a slobbering
British Prime Minister Tony Blair also is alleged to be a part
of the plot against America, just as he, the U.S., Israel and Rupert Murdoch's
media empire have now supposedly cooked up the plot to blow up American-bound
The self-described "9-11 truth community" will try to appear
reasonable by calling for an "independent" investigation"--which means that
the committees still sniffing out the conspirators in the JFK assassination
will have to clear out of the hearing room for the next four
No expert investigation, such as one by the National Institute
of Standards and Technology, will be "independent" enough to suit them. Not
that the professional engineering groups shouldn't be more forceful in
rebuttal. I suppose they fear that speaking out would give the wackos
But it is silence that gives them
Failing a unified debunking by professionals, Popular
Mechanics magazine took up the challenge. Popular Mechanics doesn't have the
proper cache, so the theorists will ridicule or ignore its work, even though
it's the most extensive rebuttal I've yet seen. Judge for yourself at
Unless you believe
that the magazine, too, is in cahoots with
Copyright (c) 2006, Chicago Tribune
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