Tuesday, 27 September, 2005
The Truth about 9/11?
I ran across www.911truth.org today. I've purposely not linked it because I don't want referrals from my site to end up in their referral logs. I get enough spam, thank you very much. If you want to see what it's all about you'll have to type that into your Web browser.
911 is a conspiracy theorist's dream, and it seems that every possible conspiracy theory is at least mentioned on the 911Truth site. The surprising thing about the site is that it's reasonably well designed and the writing is actually coherent. Most of the conspiracy theory sites I've seen are ugly as sin and filled with unintelligible ranting--usually of the "impeach Bush now" variety.
There's no doubt in my mind that there's a whole lot our government (in the form of military and intelligence agencies) isn't telling about the events leading to and the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. But nothing in my research gives any indication that they're purposely covering up evidence of our or our allies' involvement in planning or carrying out the attacks. People will believe anything, though, and 911Truth is full of whoppers:
- The CIA and other intelligence agencies saw the signs but were ordered not to do anything about it.
- The Bush administration helped plan and facilitate the attacks as a means to push us into war.
- The World Trade Center buildings were packed with explosives days or weeks before the alleged attacks. Yes, our government deliberately destroyed those buildings.
- No airplanes actually hit the WTC, the Pentagon, or crashed in Pennsylvania.
That's just a sampling. There's something for almost everybody in there. I'm surprised I haven't read anything about space aliens using their death rays to vaporize the buildings. It'd be perfect: abduct every passenger from the jet and crash it into a large building to hide the fact of the missing bodies. As a bonus, you can abduct a large number of the building's occupants with impunity. That makes as much sense as any of the conspiracy theories I've read.
There's even an article titled "Conspiracy Theorist" that questions the government's and the media's use of that label. But sometimes a kook is a kook. These guys are nuttier than the fixed earthers.