There truly are none so blind as those who refuse to see.
I understand not believing in the plethora of conspiracy theories. I too have a hard time believing the government, our government, any government can keep secrets, thoroughly plan and successfully execute plots in a manner that is not quickly obvious...because they get caught screwing up so often. But even a broken clock is right twice a day in the USA.
People want to dismiss the 9/11 Truthers for many reasons, a few even have merit. Mainly because the nay-sayers cannot believe their government is so evil as to calculatingly murder thousands of Americans to gain control of our pocketbooks and our liberties. They forget that they are asked by that same government to believe a foreign government (actually a terrorist gang) plotted the same thing. And our own government plots and executes the same thing upon the citizens of other nations. So why the big leap from doing unto others as they would do onto you?
Still those who dismiss 9/11 Truthers don't like the crackpot theories concocted to explain the facts of 9/11. Fine by me. The shortest distance between two points is a strait line. Let us make point A the 9/11 attack and point B is the 9/11 Truthers explanations. Lets ignore point B. After all their explanations are speculation, conjecture, tales told to point at the government's complicity. A premature ejaculation of speculation. So lets go back and question the actual rape. Let us discuss point A: The evidence. The attack.
Those who ridicule the 9/11 Truthers -- and you know who you are -- should at least feel obligated to explain the hard physical facts of what took place on 9/11. Then you can move on to point B, who is responsible and why did they do it? But it is six years later and we are still awaiting credible answers to questions regarding point A.
Why were all military planes in the eastern half of the US otherwise engaged?
How did three buildings completely collapse after two of three were struck by separate aircraft?
How was molten metal pouring out of the remains of the buildings after the collapse and found in the basement area weeks later?
If an passenger jet hit the Pentagon at close to 600MPH, where is the impact marks of, or even the remains of, the outboard engines?
How did a poorly trained hijacker fly a passenger jet at those speeds at ground level into the Pentagon?
Why are 96% of the video tapes seized from the Pentagon and surrounding area still classified? Especially when the vast majority of the tapes are unlikely to show anything relevant to the attack. And especially because the government's "investigation" has ended.
Why was an elaborate lie concocted and produced almost immediately by the US government regarding Flight 93? [Subsequently the movie scripted lie was made into a movie--go figure.]
There are thousands of questions. And no official answers. In the absence of a government investigation have sprung alternative investigations. These are done as best as can be conducted by private individuals of limited means, with zero access to evidence. Indeed, acquiring evidence can bring an immediate arrest. And the government has destroyed the vast amount of evidence (sold as scrap or used as landfill) or shipped it to the 50 states to be used in '9/11 rally around the flag memorials.' (propaganda)
The greatest, most successful and damaging attack on the United States in our history since 1812, and no investigation. Oh, there was the 9/11 Commission. That was created ONLY after much stonewalling and obfuscation, and only when it became clear to the Bush Administration that they could not forestall such an investigation any longer. Through their Congress they controlled the Commission's formation, supplied the staff who controlled the "investigation" and had its members wined and dined in style, trotted out on occasion before the press to produce a circus for the masses, and to eventually rubber stamp a report on what the staff produced. A best seller in more ways than one.
MANY avenues of obvious investigation were blocked, curtailed, censored or ignored. And in the end, a whitewash report of known lies (PDF) was published and gobbled up by a grateful press and a gullible nation. How do we know this? Because the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the commission published a book to that fact two years after they issued the 9/11 Commission Report. Which meant there has never been a credible investigation. So the 9/11 Truthers may be kooks, may have a liberal agenda, may have other ulterior motives, but that doesn't mean they are wrong in saying something stinks in the official explanation, in the official response and in the official investigation such as it was.
So make fun of the loonies all you like, but I am still awaiting answers to questions. Questions posed by loonies. Questions based upon fact. A few questions are found above, and you are welcome to start there. Or just accept the official explanations, kick back and watch a nice reality show. Ummmm, pablum. Quite tasty once you accept it is the best you are going to get without exerting yourself.
[P.S.: I find it equally interesting the lengths organizations such as Popular Mechanics and Purdue University have gone to to deliberately lie about the facts in order to explain the facts. Harsh? No obvious, way too obvious IMHO.]