Conspiracies are a real thing that happens and here we find someone with historical perspective writing for Foreign Policy Journal who wants to educate the public about the greatest conspiracies of the 20th century. An educational article that might help some of us introduce to our friends some reasonable skepticism about the potential corruption of those with power.
With little regard for those family members of victims who question the official account of the 9/11 attacks, mainstream media news outlets have published over 30 inaccurate, derogatory, and stereotyping hit pieces in the 2 weeks leading up to the tenth anniversary of the attacks. Among the articles there are many common themes, sources, logical fallacies, and insults.
Jon Gold is the kind of guy journalists like to call “a man without a country.” He believes his actual country has covered up the true nature of its biggest tragedy. And the people you’d think would be his people, the truthers, he wants nothing to do with.
I believe in what the great muckraker I.F. Stone said, that all governments have one thing in common: They lie. I think within the broad contours of what we know about 9/11, there’s a lot that we don’t know, and a lot of baloney that’s been put out there. Even the chief counsel of the the 9/11 Commission believes there was a cover-up related to the failed air-defense response that morning. There are still valid questions about whether it was Cheney or Bush calling the shots in the initial moments. We don’t know everything we should about what our government knew about what Pakistan or Saudi Arabia knew before 9/11. In that context, Richard Clarke’s “conspiracy theory” seems highly plausible.
I think that will be one positive aspect to the upcoming 10th anniversary overload — the passage of time will make it less taboo to talk about some of those issues. Hopefully by the 15th anniversary, we’ll have a better understanding of 9/11 than we do today, on the eve of the 10th.
Co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus, Jeff Feffer demonstrates his mainstream bias toward 9/11 truth, 911 conspiracy theories, and “truthers.” Feffer compares ‘truthers’ to bacteria and says we are credulous, anti-Semitic, dysfunctional, like ‘birthers,’ spiritually confused, and wasting our time.
[C]onspiracy theorists […] investigate as much in sorrow as in anger. They are always just one confession away from the truth. This kind of logic is much more understandable, if no more sensible, after reading Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground, a smart and serious new book by Canadian journalist Jonathan […]
Jesse Ventura’s second season finale of “Conspiracy Theory” ended with an episode concerning what happened at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Among the many fraudulent claims made in the television program, Ventura included a segment dealing with the ridiculous claim that fake phone calls were made from aboard the hijacked planes that morning, further proposing the idea that the calls were actually created by voice morphing technology. Jesse Ventura called upon forensic audio expert Kent Gibson for a demonstration of voice morphing technology during the show. I had a conversation with Kent concerning his appearance on Ventura’s show. Mr. Gibson had some very interesting things to say about the fake calls claim, Jesse Ventura and his Conspiracy Theory show.
The attack on the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001 presents the public with a number of unanswered questions which have motivated many to demand further investigation into the events of that day. Unfortunately, the issue is surrounded by a great deal of speculation and disinformation. The following article, published in 2006, presents available evidence clearly indicating that the most likely scenario was simply that Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. How that happened remains an open question.