The 'Truthers' Agenda Isn't the Truth
So-Called 9/11 "Truthers" Bypass Truth When It Begs For Answers
By Judi McLeod CFP
Here’s a theory worth probing: The WTC Captive Insurance Co. has "squandered" money that should go to 10,000 cops, firefighters and other workers ill from toxic exposure at Ground Zero. (Susan Edelman, New York Post, July 22, 2007).
According to many conspiracies about 9/11 is the one that insists Al Qaeda is not responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center, the U.S. government is.
"The Pentagon was not hit by a commercial jet"; it was hit by a cruise missile. United Flight 93 did not crash after its occupants rushed the cockpit; it was deliberately taken down by a U.S. Air Force fighter." (www.time.com, Sept. 3, 2006).
According to some "truthers", the entire catastrophe was planned and executed by federal officials in order to provide the U.S. with a pretext for going to war in the Middle East and, by extension, as a means of consolidating and extending the power of the Bush/Cheney administration.
In the cloud of confusion conspiracies create; the real tragedies of 9/11 take the back seat.
Among the estimated 36 per cent of Americans who believe it was their own government and not al Qaeda who staged 9/11 are celebrities and university professors. 9/11 truthers now maintain a presence in anti-war protests.
Truthers get their message across on the Internet; crop up on talk radio; have their message repeated every time a celebrity joins their burgeoning legions and have even scored an interview on American cable television’s top rated show, the O’Reilly Factor.
And now as we approach the sixth anniversary of September 11, 2001, according to a former Reagan official, the White House is planning to stage a new 9/11.
Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, has issued a public warning that the Bush Administration is preparing to orchestrate a staged terrorist attack in the United States, transform the country into a dictatorship and launch war with Iran within a year.