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Monday, December 11, 2006


The 9/11 Truth Movement--Why do Americans believe the government conspired?

The 9/11 Truth Movement's Dangers: Dishonest Government Leads To Cynical Theorists - the Nation via CBS News

A good article, assuming that the facts are straight. The author starts off by reporting on a poll that found that ONE THIRD of Americans believe that the Federal Government was involved in the attacks of September 11, 2001, and then ponders why Americans find the conspiracy theory so believable.

I don't quite buy this conspiracy theory, but it doesn't really matter to me since I already believed that the government was full of liars, thieves, and murders. The documentary movie TerrorStorm was designed to promote this conspiracy theory--I believe that TerrorStrom does a good job of setting up the issue by arguing that our government is capable of such acts (see Operation Ajax, for starters), but it's really not possible to draw a conclusion about the 9/11 attacks themselves due to a lack of information.

Before recently, I've only heard of this conspiracy theory through fringe websites and a single friend (who is intelligent, but very excitable). However, recently I've seen suggestions of conspiracy theory published in Salon.com (in a rabid hit-piece against Giuliani)

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