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9/11 Conspiracy Theory by labamo07(m): 1:20pm On Sep 11, 2016
Remembering 9/11 and Its Conspiracy Theories
9/11 conspiracy theories are conspiracy theories which attribute the planning and execution of the
September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States to parties other than, or in addition to, al-Qaeda or claim there was advance knowledge of the attacks among high-level government officials. Government investigations and independent reviews have found no evidence for the theories. Proponents of these theories claim there are inconsistencies in the official conclusions, or evidence which was either ignored or overlooked.
The most prominent conspiracy theory is that the
collapse of the Twin Towers and 7 World Trade Center were the result of a controlled demolition rather than structural failure due to impact and fire. Another prominent belief is that the
Pentagon was hit by a missile launched by elements from inside the U.S. government or that a commercial airliner was allowed to do so via an effective stand-down of the American military. Possible motives claimed by conspiracy theorists for such actions include justifying the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq (even though the U.S. government concluded Iraq was not involved in the attacks) to advance their
geostrategic interests, such as plans to construct a natural gas pipeline through Afghanistan . Other conspiracy theories revolve around authorities having advance knowledge of the attacks and deliberately ignoring or assisting the attackers.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the technology magazine
Popular Mechanics have investigated and rejected the claims made by 9/11 conspiracy theories.
The civil engineering community accepts that the impacts of jet aircraft at high speeds in combination with subsequent fires, not controlled demolition, led to the collapse of the Twin Towers. This also was the conclusion of the 9/11 Commission , chaired by Governor Thomas Kean .
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by labamo07(m): 1:22pm On Sep 11, 2016
BACKGROUND
9/11 conspiracy theorists reject some or all of the following facts about the 9/11 attacks:
Al-Qaeda crashed United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11 into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, and crashed
American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. The impact and resulting fires caused the collapse of the Twin Towers and the destruction and damage of other buildings in the World Trade Center complex. The Pentagon was severely damaged by the impact of the airliner and the resulting fire. The hijackers also crashed a fourth plane into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the passengers and flight crew attempted to regain control of the aircraft.
Pre-attack warnings of varying detail of the planned attacks against the United States by al-Qaeda were ignored due to a lack of communication between various law enforcement and intelligence personnel. For the lack of interagency communication, the 9/11 report cited bureaucratic inertia and laws passed in the 1970s to prevent abuses that caused scandals during that era. The report faulted the Clinton and the
Bush administrations with " failure of imagination ."
This consensus view is backed by various sources, including:
The reports from government investigations – the 9/11 Commission Report (which incorporated intelligence information from the earlier FBI investigation ( PENTTBOM ) and the Joint Inquiry of 2002), and the studies into building performance carried out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Investigations by non-government organizations that support the accepted account – such as those by scientists at Purdue University .
Articles supporting these facts and theories appearing in magazines such as Popular Mechanics ,
Scientific American , and Time.
Similar articles in news media throughout the world, including The Times of India, the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the BBC, Le Monde, Deutsche Welle , the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC),
and The Chosun Ilbo of South Korea.
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by labamo07(m): 1:26pm On Sep 11, 2016
HISTORY
Since the attacks, a variety of conspiracy theories have been put forward in Web sites, books, and films. Many groups and individuals advocating 9/11 conspiracy theories identify as part of the
9/11 Truth movement. Within six hours of the attack, a suggestion appeared on an Internet chat room suggesting that the collapse of the towers looked like an act of controlled demolition. "If, in a few days, not one official has mentioned anything about the controlled demolition part," the author wrote, "I think we have a REALLY serious problem." The first theories that emerged focused primarily on various perceived anomalies in the publicly available evidence, and proponents later developed more specific theories about an alleged plot. One false allegation that was widely circulated by e-mail and on the Web is that not a single Jew had been killed in the attack and that therefore the attacks must have been the work of the Mossad, not Islamic terrorists.
The first elaborated theories appeared in Europe. One week after the attacks, the "inside job" theory was the subject of a thesis by a researcher from the French National Centre for Scientific Research published in Le Monde . Other theories sprang from the far corners of the globe within weeks. Six months after the attacks,
Thierry Meyssan's piece on 9/11, L'Effroyable Imposture, topped the French bestseller list. Its publication in English (as 9/11: The Big Lie ) received little attention, but it remains one of the principal sources for "trutherism".2003 saw the publication of The CIA and September 11 by former German state minister Andreas von Bülow and Operation 9/11 by the German journalist Gerhard Wisnewski; both books are published by
Mathias Bröckers , who was at the time an editor at the German newspaper Die Tageszeitung . [10]
While these theories were popular in Europe, they were treated by the U.S. media with either bafflement or amusement, and they were dismissed by the U.S. government as the product of anti-Americanism . In an address to the United Nations on November 10, 2001, United States President George W. Bush denounced the emergence of "outrageous conspiracy theories [...] that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty."
The 9/11 conspiracy theories started out mostly in the political left but have broadened into what
New York Magazine describes as " terra incognita where left and right meet, fusing sixties countercultural distrust with the don’t-tread-on-me variety".
By 2004, conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks began to gain ground in the United States. One explanation is that the rise in popularity stemmed more from growing criticism of the Iraq War and the newly re-elected President George W. Bush than from any discovery of new or more compelling evidence or an improvement in the technical quality of the presentation of the theories. Knight Ridder news theorized that revelations that weapons of mass destruction did not exist in Iraq, the belated release of the President's Daily Brief of August 6, 2001 , and reports that NORAD had lied to the
9/11 Commission , may have fueled the conspiracy theories.
Between 2004 and the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2006, mainstream coverage of the conspiracy theories increased. The U.S. government issued a formal analysis by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the collapse of the World Trade Center. To address the growing publicity of the theories, the State Department revised a webpage in 2006 to debunk them. A 2006 national security strategy paper declared that terrorism springs from "subcultures of conspiracy and misinformation," and that "terrorists recruit more effectively from populations whose information about the world is contaminated by falsehoods and corrupted by conspiracy theories. The distortions keep alive grievances and filter out facts that would challenge popular prejudices and self-serving propaganda." Al-Qaeda has repeatedly claimed responsibility for the attacks, with chief deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri accusing Shia Iran and
Hezbollah of denigrating Sunni successes in hurting America by intentionally starting rumors that Israel carried out the attacks.
Some of the conspiracy theories about the September 11 attacks do not involve representational strategies typical of many conspiracy theories that establish a clear dichotomy between good and evil, or guilty and innocent; instead, they call up gradations of negligence and complicity. Matthias Bröckers, an early proponent of such theories, dismisses the official account of the September 11 attacks as being itself a conspiracy theory that seeks "to reduce complexity, disentangle what is confusing," and "explain the inexplicable".
Just before the fifth anniversary of the attacks, mainstream news outlets released a flurry of articles on the growth of 9/11 conspiracy theories, with an article in Time stating that "[t]his is not a fringe phenomenon. It is a mainstream political reality." Several
surveys have included questions about beliefs related to the September 11 attacks. In 2008, 9/11 conspiracy theories topped a "greatest conspiracy theory" list compiled by The Daily Telegraph . The list was ranked by following and traction.
In 2010, the "International Center for 9/11 Studies," a private organization that is said to be sympathetic to conspiracy theories, successfully sued for the release of videos collected by NIST of the attacks and aftermath.
According to the German daily
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , the videos which were published shortly before the ninth anniversary of the attacks provide "new food for conspiracy theorists." Many of the videos show images of 7 World Trade Center , a skyscraper in the vicinity of the WTC towers that also collapsed on September 11, 2001. Eyewitnesses have repeatedly reported explosions happening before the collapse of both of the towers, while experts consider these theories to be unreasonable.
9/11 truth figures Steven E. Jones and Mike Berger have further added that the death of Osama bin Laden did not change their questions about the attacks, nor provide closure.

According to writer Jeremy Stahl , since Bush left office, the overall number of believers in 9/11 conspiracy theories has dipped, while the number of people who believe in the most "radical" theories has held fairly steady.
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by labamo07(m): 1:29pm On Sep 11, 2016
Air Defence Stand Down Theory
A common claim among conspiracy theorists is that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) issued a stand down order or deliberately scrambled fighters late to allow the hijacked airplanes to reach their targets without interference. According to this theory, NORAD had the capability of locating and intercepting planes on 9/11, and its failure to do so indicates a government conspiracy to allow the attacks to occur. Conspiracy theorist Mark R. Elsis says: "There is only one explanation for this ... Our Air Force was ordered to Stand Down on 9/11."
One of the first actions taken by the hijackers on 9/11 was to turn off or disable each of the four aircraft's on board transponders. Without these transponder signals to identify the airplane's tail number, altitude, and speed, the hijacked airplanes would have been only blips among 4,500 other blips on NORAD’s radar screens, making them very difficult to track.
On 9/11, only 14 fighter jets were on alert in the contiguous 48 states. There was no automated method for the civilian air traffic controllers to alert NORAD. A passenger airline had not been hijacked in the U.S. since 1979. [74] "They had to pick up the phone and literally dial us," says Maj. Douglas Martin, public affairs officer for NORAD. Only one civilian plane—a chartered Learjet 35 with golfer Payne Stewart and five others on board—was intercepted by NORAD over North America in the decade prior to 9/11, which took one hour and 19 minutes.
Rules in effect at that time, and on 9/11, barred supersonic flight on intercepts. Before 9/11, all other NORAD interceptions were limited to offshore Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ). "Until 9/11 there was no domestic ADIZ," says FAA spokesman Bill Schumann. After 9/11, the FAA and NORAD increased cooperation. They set up hotlines between command centers while NORAD increased its fighter coverage and installed radar to watch airspace over the continent.
The longest warning NORAD received of the hijackings was some eight minutes for American Airlines Flight 11, the first flight hijacked. The FAA alerted NORAD to the hijacked Flight 175 at just about the same time it was crashing into the World Trade Center's South Tower. The FAA notified NORAD of the missing – not hijacked – Flight 77 three minutes before it struck the Pentagon. NORAD received no warning of the hijack of United Flight 93 until three minutes after it had crashed in Pennsylvania.
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by labamo07(m): 1:31pm On Sep 11, 2016
Israeli Agents
It has been claimed that Israeli agents may have had foreknowledge of the attacks. Four hours after the attack, the FBI arrested five Israelis who had been filming the smoking skyline from the roof of a white van in the parking lot of an apartment building, for "puzzling behavior". The Israelis were videotaping the events, and one bystander said they acted in a suspicious manner: "They were like happy, you know ... They didn't look shocked to me. I thought it was very strange." While The Forward, a New York Jewish news magazine, reported that the FBI concluded that two of the men were Israeli intelligence operatives, a spokesperson for the Israeli Embassy in the United States said that they had not been involved in any intelligence operation in the United States.The FBI eventually concluded that the five Israelis had no foreknowledge of the attacks.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_conspiracy_theories
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Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by madridguy(m): 1:35pm On Sep 11, 2016
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Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by pimplucious: 2:53pm On Sep 11, 2016
Tho my opinion does not matter but I'm one of those that believe 9/11 was an inside job. The commission the not include in its report anything about building 7. Besides, how jet fuel could melt cast iron steel is incredible.

Loads of things is still shrouded in mysteries as regard 911 as far as I'm concern

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Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by seagulsntrawler: 3:43am On Sep 12, 2016
It is impossible to believe the government's version of what happened on that day! If you believe what the OP wrote then its possible for one million angels to dance on the head of a needle! gringringrin
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by juman(m): 9:13am On Sep 12, 2016
pimplucious:
Tho my opinion does not matter but I'm one of those that believe 9/11 was an inside job. The commission the not include in its report anything about building 7. Besides, how jet fuel could melt cast iron steel is incredible.
Loads of things is still shrouded in mysteries as regard 911 as far as I'm concern

It seems america government was behind 911.

But it was clear that the fourth plane was downed by US fighter jets.
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by pimplucious: 11:08am On Sep 12, 2016
juman:


It seems america government was behind 911.

But it was clear that the fourth plane was downed by US fighter jets.

No! according to reports and the film 'Sept 11', the plane passengers had to fight the terrorists when it became clear the terrorists had no bomb on them but it was a tad bit too late as the terrorists had gotten control of the airline so they had to crash the plan after realizing they (terrorosts) might be over powered
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by juman(m): 11:20am On Sep 12, 2016
pimplucious:


No! according to reports and the film 'Sept 11', the plane passengers had to fight the terrorists when it became clear the terrorists had no bomb on them but it was a tad bit too late as the terrorists had gotten control of the airline so they had to crash the plan after realizing they (terrorosts) might be over powered

It was not true. It was story told by their government.

Go and watch documentaries on the 911 and watch them carefully. The plane was shot done by the jet fighters after they got order and repeated assurance from white house to do that.

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Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by pimplucious: 11:28am On Sep 12, 2016
juman:


It was not true. It was story told by their government.

Go and watch documentaries on the 911 and watch them carefully. The plane was shot done by the jet fighters after they got order and repeated assurance from white house to do that.

I see. That's interesting.
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by APCsupporter: 12:20pm On Sep 12, 2016
pimplucious:


No! according to reports and the film 'Sept 11', the plane passengers had to fight the terrorists when it became clear the terrorists had no bomb on them but it was a tad bit too late as the terrorists had gotten control of the airline so they had to crash the plan after realizing they (terrorosts) might be over powered
Same thing i heard
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by Fash20: 8:12pm On Sep 12, 2016
Though I know the impact is great, what I don't understand is how a flame on the top floor of a building could cause the failure of the whole steel frame.


In 1945 a bomber crashed into the Empire State Building but the building didn't collapse.why did the first WTC collapse within 1hours of the attack?

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Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by Syvyd199: 7:57pm On Sep 13, 2016
Hi!! Where i can find forum 'video'?
Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by Donovan834: 5:54am On Sep 20, 2016
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Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theory by labamo07(m): 7:34am On Sep 26, 2016
Fash20:
Though I know the impact is great, what I don't understand is how a flame on the top floor of a building could cause the failure of the whole steel frame.


In 1945 a bomber crashed into the Empire State Building but the building didn't collapse.why did the first WTC collapse within 1hours of the attack?
It's a controlled demolition, don't believe in what you are fed in the news. They control powerful media houses and they fed us with what they want us to believe................

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