Friday, June 20, 2008
9/11 truthers gotta shut up
Did you know that 9/11 was an inside job. Did you know that the World Trade Center was brought down by controlled demolition. You must be aware that World Trade Center building seven, which collapsed several hours after the attacks was actually the command center for the government operation which they deliberately destroyed to get rid of the evidence. And of course you know that the pentagon was hit by a missile and not a plane. Oh and of course there is my favourite one, there were no Jews killed on 9/11. All of the above are preposterous claims made by many radicals in the US the last of which is positively racist. Although this anti Semitic claim is most prominent in the Muslim world it is staggering how many Americans believe the other conspiracies. In one way the US government has only itself to blame for the level of mistrust its own people have in it. The US government has a culture of secrecy particularly in regards to its conduct overseas. As a result many Americans, perhaps understandably, simply don't believe anything their government tells them.
I have never come across any 9/11 conspiracy that merits being taken seriously. If someone were to provide actual evidence that the US government found out about the attacks before hand and allowed them to happen in order to justify their agenda of a more aggressive militaristic US foreign policy then I would listen. I'm not saying I believe this is what happened, I don't, but then again stranger things have happened in this Gubu World of ours. But to say that the US government itself, working with the CIA and the military are actually the ones that carried out the attacks is totally absurd. Just for the record, 9/11 was carried out by Al Qaeda, a Sunni Wahhabi extremist group of the most fanatical kind. There ideology is more right wing than that of the Nazis.
The fruit cakes that believe the planes were remote controlled or whatever, get far too much air time in the US. I sometimes think this is a deliberate attempt by the conservative media to discredit the anti war element by painting them all with the one brush. If this is a tactic it works. The intelligent well meaning articulate anti war voice in the states often gets overshadowed by the eccentric radical 9/11 truthers that just don't know their stuff. This is to the detriment of the anti war movement. Watch below as my favourite American comedian and political commentator Bill Maher has his show, HBO's Real Time, interrupted by 9/11 truthers. Bill Maher, who is himself passionately anti war, handles it brilliantly.