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The evolution of a conspiracy theory
Posted: 04 July 2008 01:40 PM   [ Ignore ]
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It wasn’t only the Twin Towers that collapsed on September 11. A third World Trade Center tower that wasn’t hit by the planes also fell. As a report into Tower 7 prepares to publish its findings, Mike Rudin considers how this conspiracy theory got to be so big.

9/11 is the conspiracy theory of the internet age.

Put “9/11 conspiracy” into Google and you get 7.9 million hits. Put in “9/11 truth” and you get more than 22 million.

Opinion polls in the US have picked up widespread doubts among the American people.

A New York Times/CBS News poll in 2006 found that 53% of those questioned thought the Bush administration was hiding something. Another US poll found a third of those questioned thought government officials either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or allowed them to happen.

In the UK a survey by the BBC’s The Conspiracy Files, carried out by GfkNOP in 2006, found that 16% of those questioned thought there was a “wider conspiracy that included the American government”.

This summer will be a key moment for those who question the official explanation of what happened on 9/11, the self-styled “9/11 truth movement”.

Nearly seven years after the terrible events of that September day, the US authorities are due to publish the final report on a third tower that also collapsed on 9/11. Unlike the Twin Towers, this 47-storey, 610-foot skyscraper was not hit by a plane.

And Tower 7 has become a key issue for “truthers” like Dylan Avery, the director of the internet film about 9/11 called Loose Change.

“The truth movement is heavily centred on Building 7 and for very good reason a lot of people are very suspicious about what went down that day,” he says.

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Posted: 04 July 2008 01:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Great.  We’re going to get a new spike in 9/11-related posts, aren’t we?

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Posted: 04 July 2008 02:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 04 July 2008 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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After reading the article and the comments I found this one to be rather funny because I can totally see the logic involved. 

I don’t think the US govt. is any cleverer than the British one, which can’t manage to put in place simple workable systems for taxes, student loans, child support agency, NHS, National Insurance, etc. What makes anyone think they could actually manage a big, unwieldy, secret conspiracy like the one there’d have needed to be for 9/11? Come on, folks - what happened, happened. Simple as that.

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Posted: 04 July 2008 06:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yes tah…A spike in 9:11 posts oh may their souls rest in peace!
Actually i would have posted something funny here but then again the vid is better off in the links…

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Posted: 28 July 2008 12:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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So-called “no-planers” believe that commercial aeroplanes did not actually crash into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon or a field in Pennsylvania. Some have suggested lasers from outer space were used.

Give me a break…. We living in the world of James Bond now?

But LIHOPs believe the government just Let It Happen On Purpose, to allow them to justify wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a clampdown on civil liberties.

I find it possible. And the US government and governing bodies do have a lot to hide and cover up. But I don’t think they would go as far as that. If the US wanted to invade Afgan’, I am sure they could of came up with a better plan than to kill (or let be killed) thousands of their own people as an excuse.

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Posted: 28 July 2008 04:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Posted: 23 August 2008 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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9/11…ahh, what a tragedy…

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