9/11 conspiracy theories
Although there is an official version of the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, parallel theories continue to circulate on the web to this day. These are some of them.
September 11 is a day marked by tragedy since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in 2001.
Seventeen years have passed, but conspiracy hypotheses are still circulating on the Internet, so let’s compile five conspiracy theories about the September 11 Twin Towers attacks.
Almost 3,000 dead and thousands wounded were the sad numbers of that day. 16 years later, the true origins of the attacks are still not entirely clear, although the ‘universal theory’ that blames Al Qaeda for the attacks is the most consistent.
“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to regain that spirit of unity that followed September 11” – President Barack Obama
Some believe that the government of then-President George W. Bush knew about the attacks beforehand.
Others, like actor Charlie Sheen, go further and even think that the US Administration was the architect of barbarity to justify the invasion of Iraq and a change in geostrategic policy at world level, as well as a charter of freedom to act against alleged terrorists of any origin.
A group of American scientists and experts, led by physicist Steven Jones and architect Richard Gage under the name ‘Architects and Engineers for the Truth of 9/11’, maintains that “the highest government officials have covered up crucial facts about what really happened on 9/11.
The Twin Towers were knocked down by explosives.
On September 11, many woke up in New York City after a commercial plane crashed into the Twin Towers.
Then a second plane would also hit the buildings, although there is a theory that led to the Internet a few hours after the attacks, and that still persists, in which it is claimed that, in reality, the towers were knocked down by explosives.
It was in an Internet chat room where the theory appeared and its author compared the collapse of the North and South Towers with an act of controlled demolition due to the way buildings so quickly.
When the dust generated by the demolition was raised by other proponents of this theory, they cited reports of explosions that had apparently been heard before the Towers collapsed and debris appeared visibly from the lower levels of buildings.
The official report of the attack explains that the collapse of the towers had been caused by damage to their structure after the impact of the two planes and the fires that had been generated.
But the truthers, as the supporters of this conspiracy, are known, argue that the fires did not burn long enough (56 minutes in the case of the South Tower) to cause the two towers to collapse.
9/11 NYC Firefighters Controlled Demolition
NYC Firefighters testimony regarding the explosions occuring at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
The Pentagon was attacked by a missile.
Another of the theories around 11-S has to do not only with the Twin Towers but with the attack that same day, took place in the Pentagon and that although we officially know that it was hit by Flight 77.
The truth is that there is a conspiracy theory that claims that he was actually attacked by an unmanned missile or drone.
The slight damage to the structure of the building would be the basis for this theory in which it is believed that if it had actually been hit by a commercial aircraft it would not stand.
Pentagon Footage with missile impact never shown to public video
United Airlines flight 93 was shot down
The story of United Airlines Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked by the jihadists, and the only one that didn’t reach its target because it hit the open country in Pennsylvania also has another “version” for many.
According to the conspiracy theory, it is claimed that small aircraft wreckage was discovered in the field and that the accident site was too small for an aircraft of that size, arguing that the aircraft was shot down by the military and not crashed by passengers who had faced terrorists for taking control of the aircraft.
In addition to this theory, in the last few years, another version has been added that assures that a bomb was detonated inside the airplane and from there it ended up disintegrated in pieces.
The U.S. government knew about the attacks
One of the most argued theories among truthers is that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) had deliberately ordered its fighter planes to retreat and allow the hijacked planes to reach their targets.
The United States apparently had the most powerful air force in the world, but could not intercept any of the planes that day, which theorists believe is an indication of a government conspiracy that knowing that they were going to produce the attacks, allowed them to go ahead.
But why would they do such a thing? Conspiracy theorists explain that the government wanted to use the attacks to justify an invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan to secure oil interests.
Traders knew about the attacks
In line with the above theory, it is also said that several shareholders and traders knew about the attacks.
The days before they occurred, an “extraordinary” amount of put options (investments that pay only when a share price drops) were placed on the shares of two airlines: American and United, which turned out to be the airlines hijacked during the 9/11.
As such, some theorists believe that traders had received a prior warning of the attacks and were taking advantage of the tragedy.
The blackest conspiracies
In a survey conducted in Muslim countries by the Pew Global Attitudes Project a few years ago, a large majority appeared to refuse to believe that those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks were Arabs.
“There is talk of the Twin Towers but three buildings fell that day, and it is striking that they fell at the free fall speed of the bodies, and in building 7 no plane crashed and at five o’clock in the afternoon fell the same, by implosion, inward,” said a professor years ago on a radio program.
About “90,000 liters of kerosene burn at 800 degrees, and the temperature to start melting the iron are 1,000 degrees, plus the kerosene was mostly burned out,” he said of the way the Towers were killed.
One plane hit the 60th floor and another on the 80th floor, but there was molten steel in the basement.
The theory of basement demolition is strongly held by some conspirators, which would explain how to fall from the towers.
So who was behind the attacks? Who were the real brains beyond the executors: the CIA, the Chinese, Israel, Iraq? Along with JFK’s assassination, 9/11 continues to accumulate dissent about what really happened that day and what was behind it.
Bush’s Relationship to Bin Laden
In the documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11”, Michael Moore reveals the commercial relations that the families of the former president of the United States and the terrorist had for many years.
According to the documentary filmmaker, these businesses came to an end because of conflicts of interest and military force was needed to revive them, so it was necessary to orchestrate an attack that justified a military intervention.
The official and most accepted version is that Al Qaeda organized and executed the attacks, sponsored by years and years of ‘invasion and oppression’ by U.S. governments of their people.
16 years later, and despite the most nonsensical theories, what is a reality is that the New York people, the American population and the rest of the world do not forget the great massacre.