Well, that’s what SOME people think. But I don’t believe
so. And I’m going to tell you why.
Generally speaking, I have a natural distrust of all authority,
be it political, capitalistic, or religious. I consider myself a
skeptic, but I’m also a realist. I follow the principle known as
“Occum’s Razor,” which basically states that “All things being
equal, the simplest solution is the best.”
So there are two things we need to consider here: motive
& means. The motive is, apparently, that the 9/11 attacks
were planned in order to give the Bush Administration an
excuse to wage war in Iraq.
The means are a bit different, depending on which 9/11
“Truther” that you’re listening to. I’ve heard everything from
Osama Bin Laden is really some sort of C.I.A. operative, working
for us (or he may not even really exist), or he may be a
scapegoat, who the government framed for this crime. The
highjackings were staged, and the planes that crashed into
the WTC were actually remote controlled. And a whole bunch
of other theories (there’s just too many to address, really).
But the main argument of “proof” is in the way that the
buildings collapsed. Supposedly, falling directly down, like they
did, is very similar to “controlled explosions,” like what happens
when demolition crews put bombs inside buildings to demolish
them. So, some claim that this is proof that there were bombs
placed inside the various WTC buildings, and that’s what brought
them down, not the crash of the planes.
Certainly, if it were impossible (not unlikely, or improbable,
but IMPOSSIBLE) for the planes to cause that kind of
collapse, then that would mean something. I’ve seen images
of the falling towers matched with images of controlled
explosions. It certainly looks similar. There are some engineers
who say that the collapse must’ve been due to something other
than the planes. But there are others who say that, due to the
special circumstances of the planes, jet fuel, the warped steel
of the buildings, as well as all of the furniture & equipment in
them when it burned, it’s understandable that they collapsed.
So, there ya go. Two different opinions. Which one should we
It seems to me if it were as cut & dried as the “Truthers”
would like it to be, then there would be no question. For example,
to use another conspiracy, let’s look at the JFK assassination.
If he was killed by being shot with a water pistol, we’d know it
was impossible. Even if we saw it happening, everyone knows
that you can’t blow someone’s head off with a water pistol. So
there are millions of engineers in this country, and all over the
world, who saw the WTC collapse. Clearly, if it were so impossible,
they would’ve all immediately known that, when they saw it. And
they’d ALL be telling us that.
Plus, why would “they” plant bombs in the buildings, anyway?
If “they” were intent on creating some phony terrorist attack,
and “they” were somehow able to arrange for two planes to be
crashed into the WTC, wouldn’t that be enough? Why also
the bombs? Even if the buildings didn’t completely collapse after
the planes crashed, & let’s say only 1,000 people were killed,
instead of 2,752, it’s not like that would’ve been any less of a
tragedy. America still would’ve been sad & angry, & Bush still
would’ve had an excuse to push us into war with Iraq.
So now we come to the motive. And, as much as I love
to complain about the government, I really do not believe
that our government is evil. No, not even Dick Cheney. I
don’t think any higher-ups in our military, or the Bush
Administration, would really engineer mass murder of
innocent American citizens, just so they could then
stage a war. I’m all for distrust of government, but let’s
not get paranoid.
I believe that government, like most powerful institutions, is
at worst greedy, & at best incompetent. I do believe that Bush
& Co, from the beginning of their “election,” wanted to go after
Saddam Hussein, seeing it as a chance to finish the job Bush’s
father started. When 9/11 happened, that was their chance to
come up with a reason, & they took advantage of our national
outrage. But I don’t think they planned it in advance. And my
reason is simple: look how badly they f***ed it up!
When you consider the massive planning that would’ve had to
take place to pull off these “bogus” attacks, make it look like
terrorists did it, & keep all credible news sources from finding
out, that would’ve required some BRILLIANT strategy. Look @
the Clinton scandals. They couldn’t even keep a blowjob secret.
And that was between just TWO people, but one couldn’t keep
her mouth shut (no pun intended). Yet not one person from this
WTC conspiracy has come forward?
So, despite all that brilliance in planning, when it came time
to carry out the war that this was all supposedly done for,
then they suddenly became idiots? Now, years after “Mission
Accomplished,” we’re still arguing about whether or not the
“surge” is working or was a good idea? And all those WMD’s
that Saddam allegedly had, which was the official excuse for
the war? Nothing! I mean, dang, they weren’t even smart
enough to cover their asses by planting some WMD’s in Iraq.
I know WE have some. They could’ve snuck a few nuclear
bombs & some leftover anthrax over there, stuck them in
one of Saddam’s military bases, and then said “Look! We
found Saddam’s WMD! We told you he had them!”
It’s like if you met a guy who was so smart that he built a car,
all by himself, with his bare hands, and then the first day he
went to drive it he got 17 traffic tickets. Wouldn’t you think it
was weird that he’s smart enough to build a car, but doesn’t
even know how to drive it properly? That’s basically what
we’re being asked to believe with this 9/11 conspiracy.
So that’s why I say that our government is too incompetent
to pull off something like this. And if there was a shred of
decent evidence, the mainstream media would be all over it.
Some will the say the media is involved in the cover-up, but I
don’t buy that either. Well, maybe Fox would go along with it,
but certainly CNN, MSNBC, & the big networks & newspapers
would love to have this story if it were true. Any reporter or
network who provided evidence of a conspiracy involving 9/11
would be instant heroes. That’s an automatic Pulitzer, @ the
very least. Mike Wallace would give his left testicle for story
like this. C’mon.
It just seems to me that with a lot of these conspiracy theories,
there are people who want to believe the worst, and think there’s
more than meets the eye behind every big tragedy. I saw Spike
Lee once speculate that the government blew up the levees
in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. I say, isn’t the blatant
incompetence of the FEMA bad enough? Do we have to add more
to it, just to be even madder about it? And it’s the same principle
Now, I know this won’t convince those who, for whatever
reason, want to believe in this conspiracy. I’m just saying that
my common sense tells me otherwise.
Or perhaps I’ve just been thoroughly brainwashed by the
Illuminati’s secret mind-control rays. Dang, I knew I shouldn’t
have went outside without my tin-foil hat on…