The problem with conspiracy theories…

by Kevin Ryan

Philip Zelikow, keeping it real


People today spend a lot of time talking about conspiracy theories. These theories often do harm because they divert attention away from the facts and thereby allow real crimes and other harmful effects to continue. Such conspiracy theories can be spotted based on three basic characteristics.

  1. They lack evidence.
  2. They spread widely before the facts are examined.
  3. Much simpler alternatives are not considered.

For example, take the most popular conspiracy theory of recent times—the official account for the crimes of 9/11.
1. Lack of evidence
This theory was produced by mythologist Philip Zelikow, who, before the investigation began, created an outline that was kept secret from his own Commission staff. Zelikow’s outline determined the outcome of the investigation before any facts were examined. Moreover, the 9/11 Commission claimed sixty-three times in its report that it could find “no evidence” related to important aspects of the crimes. Evidence that the Commission did rely on, as a basis for its report, was later found to be false. Similarly, the evidence collected and held secret by World Trade Center investigating agency NIST was later found to contradict the agency’s conclusions. Much of that evidence is still being held secret including the computer model data that NIST was forced to substitute for physical testing that contradicted its conclusions.
2. Spread widely before facts examined
The conspiracy theory reports provided by the 9/11 Commission and NIST spread quickly before anyone could examine them. Getting government representatives to commit to any explanation for what had happened on 9/11 took years but, once ready, news media sources were prepped in advance to allow rapid parroting of the official line. The timing of NIST’s reports coincided with political events, like each anniversary of the 9/11 crimes, so that media could quickly present the official story while public interest was high but critical review was not possible. With the report on WTC 7, the public was given just three weeks to comment on a report that was nearly seven years in the making. The report was later found to be unscientific and false.
3. Simpler alternatives not considered
The official conspiracy theory for 9/11 calls for belief in unbelievable things. That is, to believe the official account you must accept that otherwise honest military leaders will lie repeatedly for years to make themselves look bad. Buildings will collapse in unprecedented ways, through the path of most resistance, with no scientific evidence to explain it. The Secret Service will fail to do its job, insider trading can occur with no insiders, and “the enemy”—a vaguely defined group of dark-skinned people who just happen to live on strategically critical resources—can remain omnipotent and elusive. All the while, much simpler explanations are evident but cannot be considered.
The official conspiracy theory for 9/11 has led to tremendously harmful effects. Many Americans have forgotten completely what it means to be an American. An ongoing terrorism lottery, that could select any of us as a victim at any time, continues with no end in sight. And the 9/11 Wars that were based on the official account are bankrupting the nation both financially and morally.
Yes, conspiracy theories are a problem when not examined closely. Let’s all take a closer look at this one.

Kevin Ryan’s work as Site Manager for the environmental testing division of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) led him to begin investigating the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. UL fired him, in 2004, for publicly asking questions about UL’s testing of the structural materials used to construct the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings as well as UL’s involvement in the WTC investigation being conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Since 2006,Ryan has been the co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies and a founding member of several action groups. He has also served as a board director at Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and co-authored several books and numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles on the subject. He has given public presentations around the country and continues to do research into the crimes of 9/11 in order to help people come to a better understanding. You can contact Kevin at kncryan[at]msn.com.

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homeslicez
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What the fuck. I read OffGuardian to get sane objections to state propaganda. Not to view idiotic screeds. And I’m well aware the term by states and MSM “conspiracy theory” is used to denigrate any question of the state’s chosen narrative. As if to make those pondering alternate possibilities derided as nut-cases. Despite Tuskegee Experiments, COINTELPRO, Iran-Contra, and many other “conspiracy theories” that turned out true. And yeah, the Skripal and chem weps and Russiagate are dubious to the point of laughter. The only other falling-apart BS I can recall is in the Iraq War leadup. And sure, people who… Read more »

Harry Stotle
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Harry Stotle

One of the consequences of disproportionate power is the disappearance of justice. There was a self-congratulatory mood after Nuremberg when the US strung up a few Nazis, yet by the end of the war the west had lost it’s moral compass to such an extent that it was unable to recognise the murder of 250,000 Japanese citizens in Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the horrific crimes they were. Ever since this astonishing form of self-denial mass murderers like Bush, Kissinger and the sainted Obama are more likely to be awarded the nobel prize rather than to be brought to justice. Any… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

The West’s ‘moral compass’??!! You are a caution.

binra
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Perhaps Harry hasn’t yet encountered the history that is not taught at school. No blame. But after the disturbance settles, a greater curiosity arises – and a willingness to learn from a different sense of the world.

Harry Stotle
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Harry Stotle

There is a great deal to admire about western thought especially in the domain of science and literature. Its important to distinguish this sort of creativity from the kind of world envisaged by our derranged leaders. I believe people in the west are striving to bring about more civilised and equal societies its just that we need more of them while the military industrial complex they are up against is a formidable opponent with sufficient power to destroy entire countries let alone brush aside dissenting voices. The peoples of the world are more alike than they think and we should… Read more »

leruscino
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There is little to really admire when you get the context – The support & sponsorship of Arts, Literature Charities by the kleptocrats & plutocrats are only a faked soulagment for the masses not to feel so bad about their poverty & to think of the ‘goodness’ of their Masters. This trick was played fantastically by Medicis who gave us Leonardo da Vinci etc and works very well today under the label of ‘Philanthropy’ in which the Elite throws a few bones to a few of the talented Plebs paid for with money stolen from from the mass of Plebs.… Read more »

binra
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The development of city state cultures onward had the idea of the god-king and the belief in being descendants of gods. While a sense of moral disgust can feed itself on the power structures that also held the conditions in which cultural flowerings arose – it is also simply the way humanity organised and identified itself. My current sense is that a catastrophic past effectively put humanity into ‘PTSD’ – or rather, structured a fractured consciousness into fragmented personae under terror. Indeed I see that this is an energetic ‘template’ that each of us passed through in out birthing and… Read more »

Toby
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Again yes, and a very interesting set of observations that remind me strongly of Lewis Mumford’s work: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Myth_of_the_Machine We do so live in our heads as instructed and structured by a bewilderingly complicated knot of beliefs and ideas, the vast majority of which operate in us as reflexes. It’s a spider’s web are are caught in and triggered by largely without realising it. My experience of this fact via reading, writing and thinking has led me to want to learn how to listen to others at a depth that is close to being them, being in their being. To do… Read more »

binra
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Well met! I sense that there is no way out of an inherently ‘impossible situation’ – only further layers of obfuscation as a way of ‘buying time’ in delay of the inevitable . But at some point, the recognition ‘I cant do it’ opens the freedom to abandon operating FROM impossible (self-conflicted) predicates, and listening or opening to the presence of an unalloyed knowing brings a healed or more truly aligned perception. One step at a time. As we are willing to accept. Attempts to communicate about such a shift within consciousness may generate all sorts of attempts to ‘get… Read more »

Toby
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But at some point, the recognition ‘I cant do it’ opens the freedom to abandon operating FROM impossible (self-conflicted) predicates, and listening or opening to the presence of an unalloyed knowing brings a healed or more truly aligned perception. One step at a time. As we are willing to accept. I could not agree more! And with almost all of the rest of your response, actually. My experience of love emphasises its primary concern with Other as a generator of the joy you describe; perhaps this can also be described as “being with”. While not wholly selfless to the point… Read more »

binra
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Toby or not Toby is NOT the question 😉 But to release or disinvest of the mis aligned in being is the release of the need to question or doubt your own worthiness of being and so unselfconsciously extends a like worth to all. Of course the moments of such will meet the ‘interjections’ of invested judgement, but this is the leading edge of our expansion or reintegration. If a man on his deathbed can come into a quality of deep self acceptance as a result of releasing baggage, why not now? Why not lean or open to facing rather… Read more »

binra
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Of course – but the leaders also embody our own collective discarding of responsibility. Much of which is the desire NOT to know or NOT to risk involvement. We use leaders when it suits us – including both setting them up and scapegoating. I feel the ‘mess’ is a call to truth – but the use of ‘truths’ as weapons and identities makes it a call to war on one level or another. But the manipulation of identities makes it more like a game of blind man’s bluff with weapons. Hatred of our own shadow in the ‘other’. I see… Read more »

Toby
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I agree with you, Binra. And note that it is very hard to communicate this message of our most intimate involvement in creating and sustaining the global sickness of control, deception and fear that drives the modern world. It appears to be information most people simply do not want to take on board. Personally, I find myself torn. On the one hand, I intuit (falsely?) a general readiness to open up to such information growing stronger (albeit still mostly underground), on the other I know such opening up cannot be accelerated or forced. And the western tradition of evidence-based or… Read more »

binra
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The nature of true communication is that it reaches other minds in ways we cannot imagine much less contrive. We don’t necessarily have recognition or appreciation while alive – especially when challenging the narrative rather than adapting under it. Perhaps sowing seeds in ways we have no knowledge of, that ripen to become part of a genuine curiosity for true rather than a momentary ‘following’ that serves to reframe and bury whatever might have been worthy. I am not seeking impact so much as witnessing the movement as I intuit and live it. It is a different ‘territory’ that is… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Of course much of ‘Western’ thought is praise-worthy, although it was not created ex nihilo by sturdy White Men in their God-fearing, Judeo-Christian, glory. It rests on the shoulders of giants, from Mesopotamia, Egypt and with invaluable contributions by India, China, the Islamic world at its height and others. However, what the psychopathic ruling elites of the West today mean by ‘Western Values’ are not so glorious. They mean THEIR power, wealth and (Full Spectrum) Dominance over humanity. They mean ‘Free Markets’ and ‘property’ ie their insatiable greed and contempt for other and the natural world in full spate. They… Read more »

binra
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I have felt the same critique – but the need is to uncover and embody the true, the worthy rather than react within the framing of an adulterated currency of thought. Every true movement (intrapersonally or interpersonally) comes into a framework of subversion, in which some of the forms are adopted but as a masking over a lack of the Spirit that informed them. In a masquerade of ‘identity-seeking-reinforcement’ or manipulative or coercive power struggle – the framework is a negatively or fearfully defined sense of self and world – or victimism – used to justify the act of power… Read more »

Jimmy Solomon
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Thank you Off-Guardian for rare bit of truth – and written by Kevin Ryan no less! While the MSM is obviously guilty of exclusively boosting the official 9/11 narrative, alternative media, too, while critical of so many things, too often doesn’t touch the hard truths of 9/11. They seem to think the current middle eastern wars began after the towers fell and not a minute before. Maybe this posting is a harbinger of more 9/11 truth articles to come out in the alternative media. Maybe even we will see something about the truth of 7/7. Do check out the Truth… Read more »

Carlton Standish
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Carlton Standish

Agreed. The method of destruction is probably best explained in Christopher Bollyn’s book Solving 9-11 in ‘The Exploding Floors of 9-11’ – a logical and convincing article.

tony0pmoc
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It hit me very hard in the guts, as if someone had literally kicked me in the balls, when I was at work, in the office, and I was now 100% convinced in February 2003, that the Official US Government story was completely impossible, because it did not comply, with the most fundamental basic physics and maths, that I had studied at an English university many years before. I immediately realised all the implications of what was going to happen. It was not some foreign culture or tribe of people with different coloured skins who did this, it was us…(our… Read more »

candideschmyles
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A significant majority of Americans when polled doubt the official 9/11 story. It makes no difference. A million people descended on London to halt the war on Iraq. It made no difference. 99% of the Global Population condemns Israeli murder of unarmed protesters. It makes no difference. The 0.0001% of individuals on this planet who are the same conspirators in all three examples act without fear and with impunity. They even publish their plans in advance and brag about it afterward. They control the Media, Government, Banking, Policing and the Military of All western nations. The only way to do… Read more »

mark
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mark

It’s not quite as bleak as that. Nobody believes the lies of the MSM any more. The political elites are being rejected out of hand at every opportunity. Brexit, the election of Corbyn, even that of Trump, election results across Europe that aren’t going according to script. The elite is rattled – hence the frantic efforts to close down debate and censor the internet. These are signs of weakness, not strength.
Cheer up! It’s not as bleak as it looks. I think the proportion of Americans who believe the official 9/11 story is now about 15%.

manfromatlan
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A Blog I wrote in 2008, how conspiracy thinking has become mainstream: A Conspirological State of Mind https://manfromatlan.blogspot.com/2008/03/conspirological-state-of-mind.html

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

We’re all Palestinians now.

barriev
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Agree.. Profound statement.. should be a world meme right about now.. ;>

candideschmyles
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Thats quite profound and true. Not to diminish the terrible and inhumane suffering of the Palestinian people.

Toby
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I like how you write, Candide, and agree that what you describe is impossible. But, stuck record that I am, we do still have the option – the only option – that is always there for us: growing up. It is a cliche, I know, but that doesn’t make it wrong. It is unpalatable, it is apparently woefully insufficient and slow, nevertheless the fact remains that as we grow up as individuals, so we mature as a society. While we remain timid children, we remain at the mercy of that tiny fraction you mention. Grass doesn’t grow faster if you… Read more »

candideschmyles
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Thank you. Maturity in the sense you speak of was something that back in the 1970s I thought to be our collective ambition and that it was being concretely realised. Educational standards were improving around the world and said maturation seemed inevitable. While education continues to improve in Asia the rest of the world is regressing. I believe this is no accident but a deliberate and sustained assault on us all. Contemporary philosophers and social commentators now openly call this a post truth era. There is now a distrust of science and rationality, despite our dependence on it, and as… Read more »

Toby
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I’m with John Taylor Gatto and John Holt on the education front. Modern education was designed from the get-go to dumb us down (e.g. https://wesjones.com/gatto1.htm), to make us pliable factory grunts and manipulatable shoppers. The kind of education that would encourage our maturation would be radically different from what we have seen thus far. It would include speaking truth to power, questioning sceptically that which we find in books, and learning how to treat each other with decency and respect, especially when there are profound differences of outlook. John Holt was writing in the 70s, but apart from a brief… Read more »

BarrieV
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Hate to be the harbinger of more bad news.. but..
https://www.globalresearch.ca/planet-without-a-future-new-weapons-geoengineering-and-the-destruction-of-mother-earth/5375094
Interview with Rosalie Bertell:
edited by Admin

wardropper
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wardropper

I must admit she does seem rather naive… I mean, who is going to “make” the US military do anything they don’t want to do? They work in the service of utterly soulless greed, as Bertell herself says, but who is going to stop them? They will never self-regulate unless ALL of them and their families are personally at risk, while the general public has got entirely accustomed to being controlled by psychopaths, and can only shrug in despair. I hate the thought that I might appear unduly negative, but I do share your “hate to be the harbinger of… Read more »

barriev
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I suppose all many of us can do is continue to highlight injustices and wrongs; signpost and flag things, – Offer an alternative view.. some perspective.. in the words of Spinal Tap: “Too much.. too much f*****g perspective now!” I keep telling myself to take a more ‘Watts-ian’ view of things.. but my conscience overrides a laissez faire attitude (albeit a spiritually motivated one) and spurs me with the notion: “Well, you knew, so, what did you do about it?” (and I pray for Jeremy Corbyn.. ;> ) Having said all this.. ‘the best laid plans of mice and men…’… Read more »

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

Come on guys, you cannot hijack a discussion forum like this by pasting in a massive piece from elsewhere. Just paste a link, or start your own blog. This site will fall apart if this kind of thing is allowed to occur. There has to be some common sense moderation.

barriev
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Apologies. Not my intention to hijack this forum. at all. Just sprang to mind as of interest in light of..

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

It very often looks like the leading global psychopaths are intent on ending Life on Earth-certainly human habitation. Whether this is the result of some gigantic conspiracy by Death-worshiping diabolists or alien species masquerading as ‘human’, or just the playing out of the capitalist paradigms of eternal growth and profit maximisation at all costs, seems to me the only question left asking.

barriejones
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Conspiracy theories aside.. it’s worth reading up on Rosalie Bertell – a foremost expert in the effects of radiation and the nuclear industry – a grey nun and author prior to her passing. She was a revered activist for public health. Her books: ‘Planet earth – Latest weapon of War’, and ‘No Immediate Danger: Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth’ are worthy and well-informed reading on the science and real weaponry behind HAARP and the terrible truth behind the nuclear industry. Ms Bertell is most worthy of an article on OffGuardian I think! http://www.snowshoefilms.com/rbertell.html https://myhero.com/dr_rosalie_bertell https://www.amazon.com/No-Immediate-Danger-Prognosis-Radioactive/dp/0913990256/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528157330&sr=1-2 https://www.amazon.com/PLANET-EARTH-Rosalie-Bertell/dp/1551641828/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528157330&sr=1-1 N.B. Bertell received many… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

The ‘secret beam weapon’ is a diversion, planted to discredit the real alternative theories to the official, Zionist-crafted, version of events. Controlled demolition explains the collapses, easily.

Maria
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Maria

The ‘beam weapon’ was used to misinterpret and mock Dr.Judy Wood’s analysis. The .9/11 AE truth movement do not advocate that theory and are vehemently opposed to it, or were the last time I looked into it, which is a good while back now.

candideschmyles
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Exactly. Ocams razor is essential to counter the invocation of mysterious secret weapons when much more mundane and plausible methods fit the available evidence.

binra
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I don’t have to exclude other possibilities but can leave them at least somewhat open to further information. Whatever a psyop is, is more than how it is effected. You can see what it is by its effect, by the reactions it triggered and triggers. Attending the complexity as if to achieve clarity is an effective rabbit hole to get lost in. Destroying the twin towers holds a maze of rabbit holes. Recognizing that the act of terror was the psyop and not an attack as flagged up – is at least a call to guard the mind from capture… Read more »

Hertog Jan
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Hertog Jan

Zelikow, Cheney and a few others must be laughing every time they see such article.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Zelikow and many of those that helped suppress the truth, and those who so presciently predicted the need for a ‘New Pearl Harbor’ to induce the US public to support Netanyahu’s ‘War of Terror on Islam’ to put the Oded Yinon Plan into action (ie the ‘neo-conservative’ followers of Leo Strauss of the PNAC), were nearly all Israel First Zionists. And it is there, plainly, that responsibility lies. The ’19 Saudis’ were just the patsies, the Sirhans, Oswalds and Chapmans of the operation.

Paul Carline
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Paul Carline

First point – Zionist responsibility (and Israeli complicity) – agreed. But there were no real ‘patsies’ – just invented ones. There’s zero evidence for hijackers or hijackings – and no commercial planes hit the towers. No planes at the Pentagon and Shanksville either. I think these are stronger points than WTC7.

candideschmyles
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Each of us who has explored the multifaceted and complex deceptions surrounding 9/11 has one or two particular aspects that resonate with us. For you it is the planes, (I too suspect they were drones/remotely piloted). However as stated perfectly already WTC7 is a smoking gun unlike all the others. It proves demolition was employed in such a way that pre-planning had to have taken place. Proving this in public by means of a forced independent inquiry would demand a proper and independent inquiry into the entirety of what happened. Just watching WTC7 fall with the explosive squibs seen on… Read more »

reinertorheit
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reinertorheit

Billions of TV viewers all over the world (including me) witnessed the planes fly into the tower. The credibility of this tinfoil hat tripe is less than 0. Along with the credibilty of anything else served up by the same commentators, and for the same reasons.
What next? The Tooth Fairy did it? FFS.

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

I also saw it unfold in real-time, it was horrendous. Planes undoubtedly flew into the towers, but the questions include – were they real airliners or remotely controlled aircraft, and who was behind it all, and why? We cannot dismiss the Israeli guys being locked up for more than 2 months and then appearing on Israeli TV and replying to the interviewer with the comment that they were sent there to document the event. For whom? An old Sunni Muslim guy hiding in a cave in Afghanistan?!!!! LOL I also saw live the BBC TV news reporting saying she’d just… Read more »

King Kong
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King Kong

I am not a mushroom. I know what the evil empire is capable of. 9 -11 stinks, unexplained peculiar things happen.
The US is rotten. It needs to go

wardropper
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wardropper

We’re there. We’ve finally reached the point where we can safely conclude that no one in our western governments can be trusted any longer, and it is a foregone conclusion that they are lying to us 24/7. Seriously. Now who, apart from China or Russia, has enough nuclear firepower to frighten the criminals who pretend to be our representatives in Washminster into abandoning their insane plan to create chaos all over the world, just so that whoever happens to be Puppet-in-Chief of the US in the near future can move in with his military and steal everybody’s natural resources? Which… Read more »

barriev
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Agree with the conclusion. Sadly. You answered your own question – the answer is out there.. Russia and China!
(see also my comment re: Rosalie Bertell)

barriev
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Conspiracy theories aside.. https://www.globalresearch.ca/remembering-rosalie-bertell/31448 – Dr. Bertell’s second ground-breaking book, “Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War” was published in 2000. This book brilliantly documents the hidden and lethal military agendas of vast harm with new generations of super-weapons, such as HAARP [High Frequency active Auroral Research Program].

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

And, on the other hand, the sly denialist dissembler, Fred Pearce, slithered out from ‘neath his rock at the ‘Fraudian’ the other day, to proclaim that both Fukushima and Chernobyl had killed virtually no one.

grafter
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grafter

And so it continues……..”Home Secretary Sajid Javid plans to work more closely with businesses to eradicate safe spaces for violent extremists.” This UK mouthpiece wants businesses to look for suspicious purchases and to improve their security in crowded places across the UK to track down all those “violent extremists” who are now threatening our “critical infrastructure”. The ratcheting up of the fear factor continues unabated. This faux concern for our personal safety coming from a UK establishment which is nothing more than a partner in crime to American worldwide thuggery leaves one speechless. According to Sajid there has been a… Read more »

Richard Wicks
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Richard Wicks

Who is talking about a secret beam weapon? It’s pretty easy to establish the US government lies as a matter of policy. Syria is such an example. The reason the United States is in Syria to to give the Golan Heights to Israel so that Genie Energy can mine the oil resources there. Destroying Syria also deprives Russia of their only middle eastern base as well. You know your government lies. The reason Libya was destroyed was to prevent Qadaffi from launching the gold dinar again. It is in civil war now, and there’s slavery there now. Remember, the official… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

Well said Richard.. I have been posting this information ever since 911. It was done so obviously that one would have had to have been lobotomised to believe it. The only information you are missing is: * What happened to the gold under the WTCs. http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evidence/gold.html * On September 10, 2001, Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld stated: “According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.” Such a disclosure normally might have sparked a huge scandal. However, the commencement of the attack on New York City and Washington in the morning would assure that the story remained buried…… Read more »

kevin morris
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kevin morris

The important point regarding Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth is that they make no conspiracy claims whatsoever. They simply state that official explanations for the fall off three buildings on 9/11 do not bear scientific scrutiny. As a consequence, they call for proper investigation.
As for conspiracies, many are fascinating but perusal of the pages of many online conspiracy sites suggests that too much focus on conspiracies can be very damaging to wellbeing.

vexarb
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@Kevin: “they call for a proper investigation”. Exactly. The most momentous crime since the burning of the Reichstag, and we are still waiting for a proper investigation. Interesting that both crimes involve the Bush dynasty (Prescot Bush financed Hitler, and both were committed by people who talk about The New World Order (George Sr. and Adolph).
“Only the facts, Ma’am, just gimme the facts”. — Dragnet

tubularsock
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Tubularsock is so tired of this subject and perhaps Tubularsock will be able to settle this entire 9/11 thing so we can all sleep tight tonight. “Where Did The Towers Go?” is pretty simple, the answer–CHINA! And yes there is proof. The steel used in the Twin Towers and Building 7 was Chinese steel. So the steel used returned to China because it was only on vacation in New York anyway. It was on a temporary visa. This seems obvious to Tubularsock. All three buildings fell at free fall speed into their own foot print and then there is this… Read more »

binra
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I see that ‘plausible deniability’ is the back door by which no one is compelled to believe anything they choose not to. The desire to operate on a ‘plausibly deniable’ basis leads to secrets and lies and war by deceit. The US Gov is in a deep state of fracture. But as an ‘ideal’ or symbolic image it is sold to the public as powerful, purposeful and representative of the needs of its citizens. WITHIN the matrix of deceit, Occam’s razor makes truth seem complex and dangerous, but the core nature of the deceit is to assign the consequence of… Read more »

Gary Weglarz
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Gary Weglarz

At this point Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth are certainly the most reliant on scientific evidenced based research in challenging the “official” conspiracy theory of 9/11. There are over 3,000 architects and engineers, and along with non-professional supporters, who have everything to lose and nothing to gain by taking on the U.S. government & deep state, yet they are doing so, in my opinion, because if the official story were truth, there would not be a safe concrete steel frame building in existence anywhere on the planet. The nonsense of watching not only building 7 collapse in an obvious… Read more »

binra
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The term itself is a psyop by which to neutralize critical exposures of corruptions that run beneath the surface or narrative ‘reality’. The term conspiracy is too limited in presuming everyone acting it out is running the same narrative – when many are operating under self interest aligned to ‘insider’ narratives that are also called ‘useful idiots’. But the core issue I see is that perceiving our world in this way gives power to a shadow ‘Them’ and renders us powerless thereby. Insofar as I can, I notice the devices of deceit as the pointer to the way our (my)… Read more »

Ross Hendry
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Very true. Regarding “emotional reactivity”. I think it’s well described here:

stevehayes13
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stevehayes13

“…conspiracy theories can be spotted based on three basic characteristics.
They lack evidence.
They spread widely before the facts are examined.
Much simpler alternatives are not considered.”
The Skripal case springs to mind.

JudyJ
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JudyJ

Quite right. And any of the events in Syria, ascribed to Assad. Paradoxically, in all those cases – and numerous others where ‘the West’ has an agenda – it is those of us who can actually point to hard evidence or suggest more obvious scenarios who are accused of being the conspiracy theorists with no thought given to the definition of the term. MSM and Govt warmongers know they are onto a winner when they use the term because, unfortunately, a very large proportion of the population automatically equate the expression to lunatics without even considering the facts staring them… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

‘the Skripal case springs to mind’ As does 7/7, Woolwich, Charlie Hebdo, Boston Marathon, Westminster, and the Ariana Grande concert – where all doors were locked at the end of the convert…… except one?
The Strategy of Terror must go on to keep the people afraid and needing protection.
The Hegelian Dialectic at its best.
Create a situation/ Cause a reaction/ Provide a solution.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

The Western fakestream media does little else but peddle ludicrous ‘conspiracy theories’ about just about everything. The conspiracy theory that UK Labour is riddled with ‘antisemites’ led by Corbyn, an alpha ‘antisemite’ comes immediately to mind. But elite conspiracy theories, or lies if you prefer, like this, are accepted as revealed truth-or else you’ll get the treatment, too. We live under a dictatorship of untruth.

binra
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Group-think passes off as if it meant something. You live under the purpose you hold dear and align in. If you experience subjection under tyranny, look to the nature of your thinking, definitions and currency of meanings. Is it true or is it a fake surface over feared or hated self/reality? The ‘thinking’ of the world is/runs the world, but your experience and gift to the world is your own choice – whether camouflaged in group-think or consciously openly lived. Of course who you accept to be You is the basis of every interpretation, perception and reaction. The tyranny I… Read more »

Maggie
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Maggie

Edit: Should have read ‘All doors were locked at the end of the CONCERT’

Paul Carline
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Paul Carline

And the real police and firemen were prevented from entering until all the crisis actors had finished playing their parts …

Khaartoum Darvinoglu
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Khaartoum Darvinoglu

‘Where Did The Towers Go?’ USA scientist Dr. Judy Wood compelling evidence in book and lecture form that 9/11 was a DEW. Directed Energy Weapon of Cold Radiation Tritium. Also that Climate Change is caused, not by ‘carbon’ to create the ‘carbon tax’ but by mobile phone masts. Dr. Judy Wood, science beyond conspiracy theories.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Ludicrous gibberish, designed to discredit any that question the ‘Official Version’.

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

Exactly that.