Yes, I know. It’s been pretty much done to death on the interwebs. With the moon landings, September 11th being an iside job is the go-to topic for tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theory nutjobs. I’ve never given the story much thought, but I saw a documentary on YouTube (yeah, I know, NOT authorative) that raises a couple of big questions that the US government never answered in the official WTC commission.
For instance, there is zero evidence of an airplane flying into the Pentagon. Sounds wild, but really - the damage caused to the Pentagon facade simply doesn’t fit the profile of the airplane in question. The plane is BIGGER than the damage on the building’s facade. And the FBI confiscated the footage from every single security camera that could’ve captured the plane. There’s something like 80 cameras that covered the flight path and had good views of the impact site, but all the footage were confiscated and have since disappeared.
And then the clincher - WTC7. The third building to fall that day was about the height of the Carlton Centre in Jo’burg. In excess of 50 stories, with zero structural damage. It’s the first steel-frame building in the history of human building to spontaneously collapse on its own footprint.
Since 2001 the conspiracy theories regarding 9/11 have been coming thick and fast. With the US government’s only response to either ignore the allegations, not coming with explanations (the 9/11 Comission simply ignored WTC7 coming down) or demonising the doubters as ‘conspiracy theorists’ without addressing any of their concerns.
What do you think?
Here’s my personal opinion:
I believe that after the end of the Cold War, with all the associated budget cuts for the military industrial complex, the US had to invent a new enemy to keep the contracts flowing. And what better enemy than an idea, a philosophy? If we wage ‘War on Terror’, then we can keep on selling military crap to the government to the end of time, because ‘terrorism’ is an enemy that will simply never go away. Not like the USSR, that one day decided its had enough and is quitting. And seeing how the newly invented Department of Homeland Security got kitted out to be a proper paramilitary force with billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment ranging from armored personel carriers to body armour for crown control, the money is flowing nicely.
What do you think? Do you think it was an inside job? Why? And if it was an inside job, where does that leave us? Are we really living in a world where the supposed ‘protector’ of liberty and freedom, the torchbearer of democracy, stoops to such lows? And if that IS the world we live in, what can be done about it?
I do apologise if you guys are gatvol of the whole 9/11 topic. But it really is worrisome.