Monday, December 11, 2006

9/11 Conspiracy Theory Questions Answered

One of my favorite quotations is by philosopher George Santayana, and it goes something like this: “Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer.” When it comes to 9/11 conspiracies, I find that many people have jettisoned their skepticism and swallowed a conspiracy theory, hook, line, and sinker.

If you have bought into the idea that the events of 9/11 were perpetrated by our own government as a pretext for other actions, I beg you to read pages 30 through 44 of the current issue of Skeptic magazine (Vol. 12, No. 4). The various claims of the 9/11 Truth Movement are examined, some of which are shown to be untruthful. Many of the unanswered questions about the events of that day are addressed (e.g., Why did WTC building number 7 collapse if it was not struck by a plane?, If the temperature from the fires did not get high enough to melt steel, why did the buildings collapse?, Are the squibs shown in film of the damaged towers evidence of demolition charges?, Did the collapse of the towers look exactly like a controlled demolition?, Did WTC leaseholder Larry Silverstein actually confess to destroying WTC 7?

Toward the end of the first article, author Phil Molé poses this question: Why do so many intelligent and promising people find these theories so compelling. Molé then offers possible answers.

The magazine may be purchased at Border’s and Barnes & Noble, among other shops, for $5.95.


Anonymous said...

Wake up.

Bob's your uncle said...

Anonymous is a typical "troofer". Frozen in time like a mastodon in a glacier. He points to a few seconds from the Gaudet Brothers video taken on 9/11 of surviving firefighters describing the horror of what they've been through in the only terms they know how to use. The terms of the familiar. Just having gone through something no one in world history had ever experienced before. Anonymous ignores the tons of follow up interviews and videos, days, weeks and months later where the same firefighters sneer at the nonsensical phantasms spewed by conspiracy theorists.

Wake up?

Save it, Anonymous, you're catatonically stuck in a time warp.

Anonymous said...

There is plenty of evidence to point to 9/11 being an inside job. The explosions/bombs are only a small piece of the heaping amount of evidence that you will find IF YOU LOOK. Here is a bit more bomb testimony for you all anyway. ( This alone is unexplainable. Why did so many people witness explosions going off in the basement, floors far below the impact point, and in the lobby? Why were the lobbys blown out? The elevators were hermeticaly sealed and several 1,000 feet below the level of impact. Something else happened that we do not know about. We need a new investiagation. Get involved with you local truth group, Ask Questions and demand answers! Stand up for your eroding liberties taken away in the name of false flag terrorism!

Anonymous said...

9/11 was obviously an inside job. I love hwo there are so many gatekeepers for each side, sticking up for the gov't.

If your beloved gov't is telling the truth, why did they cover up every aspect of the event?

Ellie Finlay said...

One question only: Why weren't our skies defended? The fact that they just let a plane hit the Pentagon (which is one of the most heavily guarded buildings in the world) is simply beyond belief. And Andrews Air Force Base is RIGHT there. Something is seriously fishy about the lack of appropriate air response on that day.

911Truther said...

Here is a new article on WTC 7. It appears that NIST is pushing back it's research findings till sometime in '07, I guess they want a few more months to buffer the truth?

Here is a direct quote from the NIST FAQ page:
"This hypothesis may be supported or modified, or new hypotheses may be developed, through the course of the continuing investigation. NIST also is considering whether hypothetical blast events could have played a role in initiating the collapse. While NIST has found no evidence of a blast or controlled demolition event, NIST would like to determine the magnitude of hypothetical blast scenarios that could have led to the structural failure of one or more critical elements."

WTC 7 IS our smoking gun. Once they officially announce incendiaries were used, all truth will break loose.