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To tell you the truth, these conspiracists scare me
09-03-2009, 01:43 PM,
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To tell you the truth, these conspiracists scare me
World Agenda: To tell you the truth, these conspiracists scare me
James Bone in New York

Journalist are often sent to places — a war zone, a natural disaster, or a crime-ridden slum — that are physically scary. Those assignments routinely win prizes.

Sometimes they may be asked to cover a story that is intellectually scary. Those assignments are less dramatic but can reveal more about human nature.

Perhaps the most intellectually scary assignment I have had in recent years was to cover a meeting of the so-called "9/11 Truth Movement" in the East Village, New York.

This gruesome assortment of conspiracy theorists insists that the attacks on the US of September 11, 2001 were an inside job.

It is easy to mock this deluded gang of ageing hippies, anarchists and anti-Semites.

I was an eyewitness to the 9/11 attacks, reporting for this newspaper. I stepped out of my local newsagents in New York just seconds after the first plane hit to see a fiery gash above me in the north tower of the World Trade Centre.

I asked the nearest passerby what had caused the flaming hole, assuming it had been a bomb. She told me she had seen a big silver plane fly straight into the building.

Any doubts were expunged minutes later when the second hijacked airliner hit the south tower, all broadcast live on TV.

But to those gathered in a church hall in the East Village, those reports — even the TV pictures — were all part of an elaborate government cover-up.

The assembled conspiracists quickly agreed that the twin towers had been packed with explosives by the Government, since jet fuel did not burn hot enough to melt the buildings' steel frame.

There was a broad consensus that the Bush family and the Kuwaitis, by virtue of their representation on the board of the trade centre's security company, must have been in on it.

Then a woman stood up and shouted: "What about the Koreans?"

For a moment, the conspiracy theorists were flummoxed.

"The Koreans also had a seat on the board," she protested.

After a brief pause to digest this new information, the 9/11 Truth activists welcomed her to the fold.

I found the event not just disconcerting but also extremely revealing. I had never understood better how so many Germans could have embraced the crackpot theories of Nazism.

America is now again witnessing the advent of a crackpot movement in the so-called "Birthers".

This group insists, despite ample evidence to the contrary, including a birth certificate and two contemporaneous birth announcements in Honolulu newspapers, that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and is therefore constitutionally ineligible to serve as President.

I have taken more interest than most in Mr Obama's background. A week before the election, I found his Kenyan aunt living in a council flat in Boston. His uncle "Omar", who has used the name Obama Onyango, is still, I believe, living in the United States unidentified as a presidential relative.

The "Birther" theory has been thoroughly discredited. It has even been disowned by the chairman of the Republican Party.

I was not surprised, therefore, to discover some overlap between the "Birthers" and the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Philip Berg, a maverick Pennsylvania lawyer, once filed a suit against President George W. Bush alleging that the World Trade Centre was destroyed by a "black-op shadow government designed to replace the elected government of the United States".

More recently, he has turned his attention to filing lawsuits unsuccessfully challenging Mr Obama's citizenship.

It is important that we understand the hallmarks of such conspiracy theories, so that we can recognise them for what they are.

James Meigs, editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics magazine, which has published a book entitled Debunking 9/11 Myths, explained to me that conspiracists usually seize on a single suspicious fact on which to build their whole edifice of paranoia.

Mr Meigs suggested that, armed with this stubborn fact that does not seem to fit, conspiracy theorists separate themselves from the crowd and elevate themselves into brave seekers after truth.

In the case of the World Trade Centre, the trigger was the burning temperature of jet fuel. (The flaw in the logic is that the steel did not actually need to melt for the buildings to collapse.)

For the "Birthers," it is the fact that the 2007 Hawaii birth certificate released by the Obama campaign last year was not the 1961 original. (FactCheck.org has examined the original 1961 birth certificate and says it has a raised official seal.)

Unfortunately, no amount of rational argument will convince the Birthers or the 9/11 Truth activists that they are wrong. Every denial merely feeds their conviction of a cover-up.

These are indeed intellectually scary people.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/worl...icle6738443.ece
“Everything Popular Is Wrong” - Oscar Wilde
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09-03-2009, 03:08 PM,
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To tell you the truth, these conspiracists scare me
Quote:To tell you the truth, these conspiracists scare me

If you're scared now wait until martial law is in place and nobody has anything to lose by murdering your propaganada spewing ass.;)
If the circumstances were right I'd kill you myself.
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09-03-2009, 07:46 PM,
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To tell you the truth, these conspiracists scare me
Lovely hit piece...:rolleyes:
That author is slobbing the NWO knob big time while they bone him in the ass. :bj:
What a tool....
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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09-03-2009, 08:10 PM,
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To tell you the truth, these conspiracists scare me
He had to use that end all be all buzz word "anti semite".

Mainstream news is a fucking joke.
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09-03-2009, 10:37 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-03-2009, 10:39 PM by ---.)
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To tell you the truth, these conspiracists scare me
oh, they are back into the jet fuel now in the press? Last year it was magnetism.:rolleyes:

Quote:Magnetic forces to blame for 9/11 tower collapse

By Steve Connor

Wednesday, 10 September 2008



Scientists can finally explain why the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, despite the temperature of the fires being well below the 1,500C melting point of the steel girders holding up the buildings.

The discovery that unusual magnetic forces within the girders made them weak at temperatures of about 500C explains away the conspiracy theories that have spread like wildfire since the disaster.
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Sergei Dudarev, of the UK Atomic Energy Agency, found that steel loses its strength above 500C because its molecules undergo a physical transition from one state to another due to magnetic fluctuations. "The steel didn't melt, it just became soft. It is an unusual state and the temperatures in the Twin Towers were high enough to cause it because the thermal insulation was knocked off the girders through the impact with the aircraft," he said.

"Understanding how materials behave means we can find the right 'medicine' to make steel stronger at high temperatures... and if our work can be used for other applications, such as safeguarding tall buildings against disasters, so much the better," he said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/...pse-924509.html

Wonder how much that douche borg got for writing such noxious smack..No doubt they were 'undercover' too, at the truther meeting. weasels.
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