Skip to comments.9-11 Conspiracy Fact & Fiction - (detailed refutation of gov't "conspiracy" on 9/11; superb photos)
Posted on 04/23/2005 8:01:34 PM PDT by CHARLITE
An abundance of sensational and irrational conjecture about the September 11 terrorist attacks is being used to discredit any consideration of conspiracy in general.
"The truth is out there." So went the tagline of the popular TV sci-fi series, The X-Files. Sometimes it can seem that the truth is way "out there," as one tries to sift through the confusion of conflicting statements of government officials, mainstream media organizations, alternative media outlets, witnesses, experts, and so-called experts.
This is certainly the case regarding the terrorist events of September 11, 2001. Of the four coordinated events the two attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, the attack on the Pentagon, and the crash in rural Pennsylvania almost every significant official finding presented as fact has been subjected to challenge by a host of critics. The government has invited (even incited, it can be argued) suspicion by refusing to release evidence even to congressional committees and continuing the pattern of secrecy and coverup that we have seen in past administrations concerning such events as the 1991 Ruby Ridge shootout, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and the 1996 downing of TWA Flight 800.
However, many of those disputing the official version of the 9/11 attacks have chosen, oddly enough, to challenge some of the government's most solid evidence and to do so with flimsy evidence of their own, often accompanied with sensational, irrational conjecture. Some of the most popularly disseminated 9/11 scenarios assert, for instance, that the Pentagon and the Twin Towers were not hit by the hijacked commercial airliners, but by missiles and/or military planes.
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Popular Mechanics also debunked the 9/11 myths:
Evidently the author(s) believe there is some sort of coverup or conspiracy? Kooks in denial!
There _was_ a conspiracy: a group of Islamist terrorists conspired to attack America, and (unfortunately) succeeded in killing thousands of people. Why the kooks have to find a _different_ conspiracy is a mystery to me.
I personally don't discount at all the notion that there was some cover-up of government incompetence surrounding 9/11 (I still can't get over Condoleeza Rice claiming that no one had anticipated an attack of this nature). But as for direct involvement in the attacks, I don't think there's any evidence of that.
here's a link to that nutjob cnn reporter's clip:
That being said, it kills me when the tin foil hatters hew and cry that a plane would have made a bigger hole in the Pentagon if it flew into it. That's probably true, except it was, is , and has always been reported that the plane hit the ground and slid/slammed into the building.
Exactly, but they do it with every big event. It's like worms breaking up out of the earth and crawling around, after a heavy rain. There are always conspiracy theorists. World class jerks like Michael Moore make big bucks at the conspiracy game.
I really don't need any convincing, but this is pure fact, if someone wants to stubbornly cling to the "missile hit Pentagon" theory.
Mark for later
Mr. Partin was, I believe, in charge of every non-nuclear munition in the entire United States arsenal at one time.
He also said stated in his report concerning the Oklahoma City bombing that what everyone "knew" to be true concerning the truck bomb was pure bunk.
"past administrations concerning such events as the 1991 Ruby Ridge shootout, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and the 1996 downing of TWA Flight 800."
Past Administrations??? Plural there...those dates all coincide with one administration if my math is correct...
Unfortunately for America it was the wrong administration to have in power at those times.
Best most complese description of the engineering, impact and collapse of the WTC towers:
I meant conspiracies about missiles or our own F-16s shooting down the plane in Pennsylvania, or some of the other assorted "way out there" imaginations described in the report.
As for government incompetence? I suppose there could be a coverup of that. Business as usual for politicians.
In a report that IIRC failed to mention that the blast pattern at OKC can be very well explained by the alcove that was facing the blast.
I agree, but what is so frustrating is why weren't photos such as posted in #1 released early on? I'll tell you why: there is a mindset in law enforcement and other "authorities" that only they should be in the know, that us "underlings" can't handle it. I got sick of that attitude after 31 years in that business. Another attitude is that once someone graduates from whichever LE academy (choose one) and pins a badge on, he becomes an instant expert in all matters, some of you know what I'm talking about.
Thanks for these photos and sources Freepers!
Have they ever explained away the molten metal in the basement?
That was during the Bush administration.
I don't suppose there was any mention of Thermite, was there?
One of the sumamries flat out states there was NO evidence of any explosives at the WTC site.
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