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