I think it's pretty clear that Al-Qaeda as an institution has benefited from both (1) the general perception that they carried out the attacks, and (2) the U.S.'s reaction to that perception.
So if al Qaeda attacks Iran, what does the US do?
Check any Chomsky blogs?
All that being said I have yet to meet an American 9/11 conspiracy theorist that blames Israel. They blame Bush.
"NIST investigators believe a combination of intense fire and severe structural damage contributed to the collapse, though assigning the exact proportion requires more research. But NIST's analysis suggests the fall of WTC 7 was an example of "progressive collapse,..."
...a fifth-floor fire burned for up to 7 hours. "There was no firefighting in WTC 7," Sunder says. Investigators believe the fire was fed by tanks of diesel fuel that many tenants used to run emergency generators. Most tanks throughout the building were fairly small, but a generator on the fifth floor was connected to a large tank in the basement via a pressurized line. Says Sunder: "Our current working hypothesis is that this pressurized line was supplying fuel [to the fire] for a long period of time."
No amount of "physical damage to the south face of building 7" can account for these three collapse features:
* WTC 7 fell vertically with great precision.
* WTC 7 fell at nearly the rate of free-fall.
* WTC 7's rubble pile was amazingly tidy, confined almost entirely to the city block on which the building stood.
These characteristics are precisely what the art and science of controlled demolition seeks to accomplish through the precise placement and timing of the detonations of large number of explosive charges.
The construction of Building 7 was that of a typical modern skyscraper, except that it had even thicker beams near its base because it straddled an electrical substation. The idea of a "chain-reaction collapse", dressed up with the scientific sounding term progressive collapse, is ludicrous -- there are no examples of progressive total collapse of steel-framed buildings outside the alleged cases of the WTC Twin Towers and Building 7.
It was as coherent as any other part of Reagan's -- for want of a better word -- foreign policy.
As I recall, Iraq attacked one of our ships with Exocets and we retaliated against Iran.
I think it's pretty clear that Al-Qaeda as an institution has benefited from . . . the U.S.'s reaction to [the] perception [that al Qaeda is responsible for the attacks].
The truth will eventually come out. Oh, and calling those with who seek the truth and ask valid questions "conspiratards" or whatever insult-du-jour you can think of doesn't actually help answer those questions. Actually, it only bolsters the view that those doing the name-calling are the myopic, closed-minded ones.
And underneath that iceberg is a race of reptile people, who use the Illuminati to fluoridate our water supply. Wake up people!!!!
PersonfromPorlock, yeah, I know a lot of people give Reagan credit for destroying Soviet communism, but they're wrong. It destroyed itself by failing to solve its agricultural crisis.
That is just what the free masons and their alien coconspirators want you to think.
they believe that the government is run by people who are basically evil and among the most competent on the planet. We believe that the government is run by people who are basically incompetent but mean well.
LM: What happened to the good old days when the Global Conspiracy was headed by people like the Queen of England and Bertrand Russell, and their aim was to enrich themselves selling drugs, not blow people up?
LM, Eric Hofer wrote a whole book about how politics is circular and extremists often meet each other coming from the opposite direction -- or individually, spend time as extreme leftists and extreme rightists without ever passing through the middle.
has issued a public challenge to conservative talk show hosts Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and anyone else who still believes the official story of September 11th, 2001.
[...] popular with undergraduates in the '60s. He seems to have faded over the decades.
So, the conspirators are not only incredibly competent, but totally incompetent at the same time. Go figure.
Oh yeah...Paul really is dead.
New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten, whose recently released novel, The SHELL GAME has served as a rallying cry for tens of thousands of 9/11 truth activists,
wfjag: Adeez -- just to make sure I'm not making a mistake about the facts and the authority you rely on -- you are referring to "Steve Alten" the NY Times Best-Selling Science FICTION author, aren't you?