Controlled demolitions, remote control planes, faked phone calls, missing Jewish workers and even reptilian shape-shifting aliens are just some of the many conspiracy theories that have arisen in the 8 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks.
It’s easy for the likes of Mathias Bröckers, Morgan O. Reynolds, David Shayler and Francesco Cossiga to generate theories but it’s impossible for them to answer simple questions. If they were missiles that hit the World Trade Centre where did the planes and people in them go? How do you get hundreds of people involved in the conspiracy to keep a secret?
One conspiracy theory should be that the American Government encourages these conspiracy theorists to distract the American public from the failure of the government to detect, stop and react appropriately to the terrorist attacks on September 11.
While there is no harm in questioning history these conspiracy theorists time could be better spent drawing attention to the important questions, how many civilians have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11? Why is the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay still open? How does George W Bush sleep at night?
It’s quite easy for the theory’s to get a foot hold when you think about it. When you think about its still hard to believe that 19 men were able to simultaneously highjack 4 commercial jets using box cutters.