I just watched a very…interesting…video which claimed that the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon were crafted by our government so that Bush would gain total control (via the Patriot Act, etc.) and people would make millions of dollars. Oh, and something about gold. It’s well-made and the research seems pretty solid (if all the quotes and interviews are legit). It does a good job of making comparisons and putting things in perspective, even if the narrator leaves a bit to be desired. He sounds like a 16-year-old and says stupid things like “do you still think…?,” “catch my drift?,” “you ready for this?,” and “well, it gets better.”
While it certainly raises some valid questions and points out inconsistencies, the conclusions it draws are specious at best. It would have us believe that all the cell phone calls from that plane that crashed in Pennsylvania are fake, and that cell phones wouldn’t work on airplanes anyway. BS, I call – at least if the users were on Sprint or Verizon. 😉 Apparently, CDMA phones can handle the rapid shifting between cell towers much better than GSM phones (Cingular, T-Mobile). There’d be quite a few dropped calls, but since we can’t hear the cell phone calls anyway (to tell the quality), we don’t know what they sounded like. The fact is that it simply hasn’t been tested well – it’s the word of some dude in a Cessna (cited by the film) versus the government and the people/families of people who died. And the video goes into this voice-faking program that is apparently so good that the victims’ relatives couldn’t even distinguish them from the real voices.
While some aspects of the events on September 11th may be poorly understood, a conspiracy of this magnitude is absolutely ridiculous, not to mention unfounded. It’s essentially along the lines of denying the Holocaust. Various eyewitness accounts may be contradictory, but should that be unexpected in a time of such immense trauma? Not to mention that most people are not very observant anyway – I know I can’t tell you what color shirt I wore yesterday. There’s no harm in trying to reconstruct the events to find out what exactly occurred, but more concrete evidence (rather than circumstantial) for the theories proposed should be present before suggesting that so many lives have died in vain.
I’d give a link to the movie, but since that’s what the creators of the film requested in the final credits, I think I won’t. I hate doing what liberals tell me to do. Speaking of liberals, I’m sure politics had nothing to do with pinning most of this on Bush. I need to work on finding some inconsistencies in the Holocaust in order to suggest that Roosevelt (a Democrat) actually conducted it.*
* note: i like FDR – i’m just saying these guys are morons.
(image: US embassy, nigeria)