Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Final note about 9-11 conspiracy theories

According to the official story four jetliners were hijacked by groups of four and five Arabic men armed with box cutters on September 11th 2001. They proceeded to fly three of the four jets into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon and subsequently the World Trade Center Towers, weakened by the impacts and fires, collapsed into piles of rubble. Later in the afternoon 47-story Building 7, also weakened by fire, collapsed. The FBI compiled a list of hijackers within three days, and it was so obvious that Osama bin Laden had masterminded the operation from caves in Afghanistan, that there was no need to seriously investigate the crime or produce evidence.

Is this story true? Its central assumptions have never been tested by an official government body whose members lack obvious conflicts of interest. There are numerous red flags in the official story, which requires a long series of highly improbable coincidences.
As I wrote here, I think the probability of this momentous crime having been carried out by a group of conspirators with nobody "leaking" anything about it is so small that one can assume it to aproach zero. There was probably no conspiracy responsible for the entire series of events but there may well have been a conspiracy (or conspiracies) blended into the whole thing. (I was immediately contradicted by the next poster.) However, many questions remain about the entire series of events called 9-11.

When I wrote A Must See In My Opinion after the title of videos I did not mean to imply that I fully agree with the conclusions. I also wrote it before reading some of the criticism summarised here. Nevertheless, I stand by this comment so that people may make up their own minds knowing as many "facts" as possible. However, one should not miss the Wikipedia page with its many links about the alleged conspiracy and those claiming to debunk them.

Probably, we'll never know the whole truth.