Press Esc talks up a documentary on BBC Two that explores (and brings to the mainstream) the conspiracy theories surrounding America’s wake-up call:
September 11 conspiracies will go mainstream on Sunday as BBC airs an hour long documentary that investigates the growing number of conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
9/11: The Conspiracy Files, will try to answer the question that has been doing the rounds on the Internet ever since the hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center: “Is it an inside job?”
According to the BBC, investigators have travelled across the United States speaking to eyewitnesses trying to separate fact from fiction.
The programme produced by Guy Smith raises another important question: “why was America so unprepared when terror attack warnings had been received?”
According to a Scripps Howard poll, 36% of 1,010 Americans believe that the government is responsible for the attacks either by omission or by commission.
The official 9/11 commission report concluded that “there were specific points of vulnerability in the plot and opportunities to disrupt it.
“The outrage caused by September 11th allowed the present administration to instantly implement policies its members have long supported, but which were otherwise infeasible,” according to the main conspiracy website, 911Truth.org, which receives thousands of visitors every day. “9/11 was exploited to launch an open-ended, perpetual “war on terror,” actually a war against any and all enemies the US government may designate. The case of Iraq shows that the target countries of this war need have nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11.”
Check out the BBC page here.
Heh, and Penn & Teller had an episode of Bullshit! that explored 9/11 that, just as with the yoga episode, I found pretty weak and discrediting to their reporting skills.
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