Wednesday, May 17, 2006

9/11 Pentagon Video Released "Will Stop Conspiracy Theories"

First video of Pentagon 9/11 attack released
"Watchdog group says video will end 'conspiracy theories' "

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Video showing a plane crashing into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, was released publicly for the first time Tuesday, a judicial watchdog group said.

The Justice Department has handed over tapes showing American Airlines Flight 77 striking the building outside Washington to Judicial Watch, a public interest group that requested the video, the group said.

The video is available on the group's Web site, according to a news release from Judicial Watch.

At least two tapes were released, from different security cameras. The two cameras, from the same Pentagon checkpoint, show the building from different angles.

"Finally, we hope that this video will put to rest the conspiracy theories involving American Airlines Flight 77. As always, our prayers remain with all those who suffered as a result of those murderous attacks."

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Will stop conspiracy theories? I laugh every time I read those words.

In fact it will do the exact opposite.
It will create more conspiracy theories.

Judicial Watches financial records will be poured over, social network charts of their board and major donors will be created, thousands of man hours will be spent analyzing every shred of public information about Judicial Watch and they will eventually be linked to one or more groups seeking world domination (or giant shape changing space lizards) and then all of that will be posted on the internet.

And then one day when I am really really really bored, I will read them and laugh until it hurts.

9/11 Conspiracy Theories Previously Debunked

Popular Mechanics did a great (and very long) article shooting down many of the conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11

"Three and a half years later, not everyone is convinced we know the truth. Go to, type in the search phrase "World Trade Center conspiracy" and you'll get links to an estimated 628,000 Web sites. More than 3000 books on 9/11 have been published; many of them reject the official consensus that hijackers associated with Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda flew passenger planes into U.S. landmarks."

and so

"To investigate 16 of the most prevalent claims made by conspiracy theorists, POPULAR MECHANICS assembled a team of nine researchers and reporters who, together with PM editors, consulted more than 70 professionals in fields that form the core content of this magazine, including aviation, engineering and the military."

When you have a fair amount of free time read the article
Then if you get really really really bored someday you can Google the title of the article and see what conspiracy theories it generated. Of which I can assure you there are many.

Recommended Listening

There is an interview here with author Joel Dyer about how he heard the exact same conspiracy theory from the leader of an American based white supremacist group and later heard it from a leader of AlQaeda and decided to investigate\crash the supposed ruler of the world's annual yearly meeting. It's pretty funny. He also explains the giant shape changing space lizards theory I mentioned earlier.

Since the March 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics the number of sites Google reports for "World Trade Center conspiracy" has grown from 628,000 to 920,000. See for yourself here.

Since my last update the number of sites Google reports for the term "World Trade Center Conspiracy" has grown from 920,000 to 1,690,000