9/11 CONSPIRACY THEORIES:
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.
BBC Conspiracy Files 9 11: The Third Tower:
Interesting documentary by the BBC on the Third tower that collapsed during the 911. The film explores both sides of the argument (official and conspiratorial) and speaks to experts in the demolitions industry and the rescue services; as well as eyewitnesses and then examines the actual practical viability of a deliberate demolition of the tower by "Inside Conspiratorial Agents"
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.
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
Other videos on 9/11 claims:
Ron Paul publicly rejecting 9/11 denialist claims: