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9/11 CONSPIRACY THEORIES:
First, a very prolonged and continuous video of the attack:


Since the September 11 attacks, a variety of conspiracy theories regarding the 9/11 attacks have been put forward in Web sites, books, and films. Many groups and individuals advocating 9/11 conspiracy theories identify as part of the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Unlike conspiracy theories about the death of Princess Diana, 9/11 conspiracy theories did not emerge immediately after the event. Indeed, most professional conspiracy theorists in the United States appeared to be as shocked as the rest of the population.

The first theories that emerged focused primarily on various anomalies in the publicly available evidence, and proponents later developed more specific theories about an alleged plot.

9/11 conspiracy theories allege that the September 11 attacks in 2001 were either intentionally allowed to happen or were a false flag operation orchestrated by elements within the United States government.

The most prominent claim is that the collapse of the World Trade Center and 7 World Trade Center were the result of a controlled demolition rather than structural weakening due to fire.

Another prominent claim is that the Pentagon was hit by a missile launched by elements from inside the U.S. government or that a commercial airliner was allowed to do so via an effective stand down of the American military.

The common prescribed motives are the use of the attacks to justify the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, to facilitate increased military spending, and to restrict domestic civil liberties.

Published reports and articles by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Popular Mechanics and mainstream media have rejected the 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Civil engineers state that the impacts of jet aircraft at high speeds in combination with subsequent fires, rather than controlled demolition, led to the collapse of the Twin Towers and WTC 7.



Mark Roberts debunks just about every 9/11 conspiracy claim out there here.

Building 7:
Debunking 911 Conspiracy Theories - "WTC 7"

"9/11 Conspiracy Theories: The 9/11 Truth Movement in Perspective" by Phil Molé
Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fact Sheet
NIST and the World Trade Center
Popular Mechanics: Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report
Popular Mechanics - "World Trade Center 7 Report Puts 9/11 Conspiracy Theory to Rest" BY ARIANNE COHEN
"9/11 and the Science of Controlled Demolitions" by Chris Mohr
Wikipedia - "9/11 conspiracy theories"
"On Debunking 9/11 Debunking" by Ryan Mackey
Screw Loose Change: Exposing the lies, distortions and myths of the 9-11 "Truthers"
9-11 Loose Change Second Edition Viewer Guide
Facebook Group - "9/11 conspiracy theories are BS"
Engineers for Competency and Responsibility in the Profession petition
Snopes - 9/11 myths among other war myths
James Randi Educational Foundation forum - "Resources for debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories"
"Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists"
"11 Crazy 9-11 Conspiracy Theories Debunked" by ELISABETH PARKER
"11 More Crazy 9-11 Conspiracy Theories Debunked (Part 2)" by ELISABETH PARKER

"Was 9/11 an Inside Job?" by David Wong
"5 Conspiracy Theories That Are Shockingly Easy to Debunk" (#3) By Douglas A. McDonnell & M. Asher Cantrell
Larry Silverstein's "Pull it": the alleged demolition of Building 7
"9/11 conspiracy theories: The truth is out there...just not on the internet" by David Aaronovitch
"Charlie Bit My Finger (So I Am Biting Back)" by Evan Bernstein
RepresentativePress.org
"Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11" by Gerald Posner
"How skeptics confronted 9/11 conspiracy advocates"
"Nope, No Holocaust Deniers Here"
"9/11 Truth and the Paranoid Style" By Arthur Goldwag
"Dialogue with a 9/11 Truther" by Steven Novella
There is no 9/11 conspiracy you morons.
"The Conspiracy Meme" by Ted Goertzel
Jesse “The Body” Ventura versus Michael “The Mind” Shermer by Michael Shermer
Wikipedia - "Responsibility for the September 11 attacks"
"You Can’t Handle the Truthiness: A Night Out with the 9/11 Truth Community" by Robert Blaskiewicz
Wired Magazine - "4-Color Conspiracies" There's a 9/11 Truther Comic" by Spencer Ackerman
"10 years later, the ‘Truthers’ are still spinning their wheels"
"What happens when believers in 9/11 conspiracy theories change their minds." By Jeremy Stahl
I Was a Truther... What Brought Me Back to Reality?
"9/11: The Roots of Paranoia" by Chris Hayes
"Possible 9/11 plane landing gear part found in NYC" By JAKE PEARSON
The Telegraph - "The 9/11 conspiracy theorist who changed his mind" By Will Storr
"The Theory vs. the Facts" By Jeremy Stahl

Screw Loose Change - Not Freakin' Again edition:


National Geographic - 9-11: SCIENCE AND CONSPIRACY


Cracked.com takes on the Loose Change guys
Rebecca Watson debunking Loose Change (begins at about 14 minutes in)
Emptv.com - "Loose Change"

Letters from a 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist


Zeitgeist debunked here.
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And Acharya S's claims about Jesus' origins in Zeitgeist are challenged here.
Conspiracy Science on Zeitgeist and Zeitgeist: Addendum
Skeptoid podcast #196 - "Zeitgeist: The Movie, Myths, and Motivations"
Point of Inquiry podcast - "Jonathan Kay - Among the Truthers"

BCC documentary - "The Conspiracy Files: 911":
An interesting documentary dedicated to debunking the conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 attacks on New-York and Washington DC. Exposes just how ludicrous these myths are, but unfortunately, true to the BBC's tradition of Political correctness and leftist bias, fails to connect the dots between their views and their Political affiliation. Ranging from the outright insane "inside job" theory of the so called "9/11 Truth movement" (talk about the height of irony), to the preposterous and racist anti-Jewish conspiracies, this charade has all the characteristics of a mental disease. I hope you enjoy this, and strongly advise you to also take a look at the desperate follow ups by this crazy bunch to get a better idea of what we're dealing here with.


Democracy Now - Popular Mechanics vs. Loose Change:
Pay close attention to Jason Bermas when he gets confronted with facts or has his poor investigative skills shredded. Like any child his first reaction is to call the men liars. No debate, no "I didn't know that" banter. Just childish name calling like any two year old caught with his hand in the cookie jar.



DAVID RAY GRIFFIN:
OilEmpire.us - "David Ray Griffin"

THERMITE CLAIM:
Debunking 9/11 - "Rethinking Thermite"
""Active Thermitic Material" Claimed in Ground Zero Dust May Not Be Thermitic At All" by Enrico Manieri

1,000 architects and engineers call for new 9/11 investigation?:
This is a common tactic employed by every denialist group.
There are numerous problems with this approach:
-Appeal to Authority - The truth is not a democracy, nor a popularity contest
-Apeal to False Authority - Often these lists contain names of those who only superficially seem to be qualified experts in a related field when they're not qualified
-Length of the list - Often the numbers of signitaries on the lists superficially seems high when in comparison to all qualified experts in the world, equals well under 1%
"Debunking the Oregon Petition Project" By Michael Ashcroft
700 “Scientists” Doubt Evolution
National Center for Science Education's Project Steve

Ron Paul publicly rejecting 9/11 denialist claims:


"September 11: Five years later" by Orac
"Sugarplums of the Apocalypse?" by Daniel Loxton

60 Minutes - Jihadists And "The Narrative"

Michael Shermer on 911 denial and other conspiracy theories:
"9/11 "Truthers" a Pack of Liars" by Michael Shermer
Michael Shermer vs. a random 9/11 denialist

9/11 WTC Images Graphic & NOT for Children:


"Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions."
— Thomas Jefferson
The Death Star was an inside job!

And another attempt at the same Death Star analogy:
See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.



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