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article imageOp-Ed: ‘9/11: Conspiracy Road Trip’ to gaga land

By Alexander Baron     Sep 9, 2011 in World
This is yet another documentary that exposes the lunacy of the 9/11 Truth Movement, but the true believers will never be convinced.
The programme begins with a man who describes himself as a comedian; the five people with him are described as conspiracy theorists. In reality, this guy has his head screwed on, and the three young females and two men with him are the ones who generate the laughs. At least they would, if this sort of nonsense were not so tragic.
All six are from this side of the Pond, and they travel to the US – New York, Washington and the site United Airlines 93 crashed, where they meet with various in-the-know people who attempt to explain the truth using reason, logic and hard evidence, even empiricism. For all the good it does.
There are it is true, serious questions that anyone should ask about not only 9/11 but any incident or series of incidents that lead to loss of life or have far reaching ramifications. Even with the best will in the world, which it may not have, the government may get it wrong, as may others. How for example could the hijackers have learnt to fly so quickly and then crashed the planes?
Under other circumstances, most people would not ask why it takes a competent pilot to crash a plane, but the young lady who asked that question here was given a dramatic answer. She was taken up in a light aircraft, and not only flew it successfully but landed it. Was she satisfied?
Another lunatic proposition was that then President George Bush gave the order for 9/11. Exactly how would that play out in the White House Situation Room?
“Ladies and gentlemen, I have just received my orders from the Illuminati; we are going to fake the hijackings of four planes and crash them into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the White House. We hope to kill upwards of 20,000 people in this concerted action, which we will successfully blame on Al-Qaeda who will probably take credit for it anyway, and we can hopefully use this as a pretext both to invade Iraq and to turn America into a police state.
Any questions?”
Absurd as this may sound to rational minds, this is what some of the true believers think happened. They seem to have forgotten or perhap didn’t realise that the same lunatic allegations were made against Bill Clinton, who was the incumbent at the time Timothy McVeigh decided to exact revenge on the hated Feds for the Waco Massacre.
There is a classic line in the documentary where the mother of Mark Bingham, one of the United 93 victims, addressing the group says “The Internet is something like the Wild West, and people can get on there with very few credentials and not very many brains, and say whatever they want to”.
The Internet being the place the majority of these so-called theories are born and evolve.
At the end of the programme, one of the group, a man, has performed a total about face and admits with refreshing honesty that he was wrong and is now not prepared to defend an idea in which he no longer believes.
In this group at least the women are the more fanatical and less swayed by little things like uncommon common sense, but it is probably not wise to read anything into this. The majority of these so-called conspiracy theorists are and always have been male from the David Ickes of this world to the idiots who fill the comment pages of certain articles with reams of drivel, links to works by dissenting researchers (read nutters), and quotes from the Bible.
9/11: Conspiracy Road Trip is currently available on iplayer; the nonsense espoused within is available all over the Internet, including, unfortunately, on Digital Journal.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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