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9/11 Conspiracy Theories Are Wrong... and Insulting

NYFD Firefighters on September 11

Every year on September 11, Facebook and YouTube get inundated with conspiracy theorists. I'm here to tell you that you're wrong! Conspiracy theories are insulting. They are insulting to the men and women who died, and their family. They are insulting to science. They are insulting to the architects, fire inspectors, and aviation forensics who studied the crashes extensively on site. They are insulting to the armed forces members who went to war, particularly the ones who died or became permanently disabled.

Yes, there are anomalies and unexplained points, however this is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. By definition it's an anomaly. The only reason why 9/11 conspiracy have more credibility is because they are more pervasive, thanks to the ease of information access on the Internet.

9/11/2012 -- UPDATE: I thought it best that I share an example. Here is the image that stirred my thoughts this morning. And further down is another example that readers will claim as "proof" of conspiracy, while it's nothing more than conjecture. Even if it's true, it's far from evidence.

My response: "Fuel! Learn basic physics. Dump a gallon of water off a two story house, you get wet. drop a gallon jug off the house and it can kill someone. It's about density and speed. Look at the craters caused by a plane crash. They can be a mile long."


  1. Jason, you know that I always find a way to think past what is being presented and I often do not fall for dogma nor am I easily persuaded by propaganda. Therefore, I am open to entertaining any and all things. Actually there is no clear explaination as to why Tower 7 collapsed that day. Many architechts, engineers and other professionals believe that it was demolished. Having been only blocks away from the World trade center and having watched it collapse, it did look like a demolishion. Many things could have happened. From terrorists planting explosives prior to the plane crash to the unthinkable. In any event, I find speculating about how these towers (and number 7 which was barely on fire) came down irrelevant. People did die that day and many of us (including me) developed permanent respiratory problems (I developed asthma) and other problems. The more important issue is how these events were used (and are continued to be used) as a tool for mass manipulation. These events allowed for 2 illegitamate wars whereby hundred of thousands of innocent people were killed. People have been manupulated into thinking that its ok to trade in their civil liberties for the mirage of 'safety'. The NYC police have been given a green light to spy on residents of Muslim descent. A large spying center was set up in Arizona to monitor US citizens without having to go through the proper legal channels. To me, those are the more important issues. These events have been politically exploited so that a few could profit from them. That is the REAL insult; Not the few who dare to face convention - whether right or wrong - and question these events.

  2. I agree, Juliet, we do need people who think critically and question convention. This is particularly true when trying to filter political conversations.

    You are correct, and make a great point, that the events of 9/11 have given our government and military an excuse to tighten their grip on our citizens.

    One of my African-American friends commented that he (a young black man in the 90s) is no longer the biggest fear of white people. Now Americans fear a Middle Eastern men.

    Another friend is from Yemen, and he is frustrated how Americans tend to lump everyone from the Middle East and all Muslims together. Yemen is very different from Saudi Arabia (where he also lived). Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Palestinian residents are all very unique. Lumping Middle Easterners together is like saying France, Italy, Spain and Germany are all identical. Cultures vary dramatically from state to state in the United States, yet we have the misperception that Middle Eastern Muslims are homogenous.

    We have given up a huge chunk of our civil liberties. Some of it surely is necessary to increase safety, however, far too much is motivated by racism, creedism, and other irrational fears.

    As far as wars go, I think it's important to differentiate between Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Afghanistan is a mess we created dating back to the Soviet invasion. It definitely needed to be cleaned up. The Taliban government took power with leftover weapons given to them by the Americans. Because of that the regime conquered its people by military means, and tolerated extremism and terrorism. The people there had no ability to correct the situation. The film Charlie Wilson's War gives quite a bit of insight into the back office operations of the Defense Department.

    Iraq was a totalitarian state, but was a sovereign nation. While I hold no love for Saddam Hussein, I am appalled that the United States (read George W.'s White House) lied to us and Europe. They truly manipulated our post-attack mindset.

    Had the Bush administration said "Saddam is a bad guy. He abuses his own people. He creates instability in the Middle East. He controls far too much oil, and therefore is a threat to our national security." Many Americans (but certainly not all) and some of Europe would have supported the invasion. I, for one, think the world is a bit better off without him. I don't have a problem with removing him from office. I do have a problem with manipulating the press, the people, the United Nations and others to further the agenda. Sometimes war is necessary. However, before any American leader picks a fight, I want him/her to have legitimate support from the American people.

    You mentioned profiteering... this is an entirely different subject. Profiteering is a natural result of war. I honestly doubt that any of the companies lobbied for a conflict, but they certainly expected to take advantage of the situation. This happened on both sides. I tend to believe in greed rather than conspiracy in this case. You know the adage, the simplest solution is probably correct.

    The fallout of any terrorist attack on US soil, particularly one with such massive loss, is certainly going to have ripples in the world of politics, national security, civil liberties, foreign affairs, and corporate profiteering. My feeling, however, is that this is not a product of conspiracy as much as mass fear and greed. And I'm a bit tired of uninformed people jumping to conclusions and spreading misinformation.

  3. I'm going to update to show an example of the misinformation that started my whole rant.

    Juliet, you are intelligent and well-informed. You think critically without jumping to assumptions. This is the kind of conversations I enjoy.

    Unfortunately, I've seen about 20 posts today implying coverups or conspiracies, but offering no actual substance.

    Thanks for your comment above.

  4. tanner d.9:53:00 AM

    Fuck you wheelchair dude !

    9-11 was planned from the top. And you buy into it. The comission was paid off. So fuck you.


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