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Why the 9/11 “truthers” are wrong

I was thinking about the 9/11 “truthers” and something just occurred to me. I’m sure that I’m not the first person to think of this, but here it is:

To my knowledge of the “9/11 truth” movement, there are basically two kinds of theories:
1. The government perpetrated 9/11 with little or no help from al-Qaeda.
2. The government induced/partnered with al-Qaeda to get them to perpetrate 9/11.

If this were true, then why did al-Qaeda claim responsibility for 9/11. Osama bin Laden is a smart guy. Surely he would know that if our government were truly responsible for the attacks, that knowledge would be more devastating to the American citizenry than any number of terrorist attacks. Why then would he not reveal such knowledge?

If Osama were not responsible, then all he had to do was release a video saying: “Hey, you have the wrong guy. Look, I don’t like you American devils, but I didn’t do those attacks. Your own government did that to you.” That statement would have caused serious damage to the U.S. if uttered in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Of course, if they said it now, it would just look erratic.

Oh, and by the way, Debra Medina is NOT a truther.


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