While I'm a big fan of conspiracy theories as they amuse me to no end, some I feel grow tiresome. Such is the case with the Truther movement, the collection of Americans who believe 9/11 was orchestrated by the US government.
While I believe it's important to be skeptical of our leaders and to question and analyze evidence presented by them, I don't understand the followers of Alex Jones or others who think the Bush administration was behind the deaths of so many Americans on that tragic day. Truthers would have you believe they've covered all specifics when it comes to the science behind their theory, but upon closer examination you can easily tell the story they buy is horse shit. No amount of their so called experts has ever submitted or passed a peer review regarding their tale, but that doesn't matter. If you successfully debunk their nonsense you're either passed off as sheep or labeled as being in on the conspiracy.
The fact that they can't accept that a few hijackers thwarted our security to bring terror to the world speaks volumes about their body politic. In their conspiracy they give Al-Queda a pass, believe the Bush administration was actually competent, think thousands of Americans who love and serve this country are somehow in on the attacks, and denote the bravery of so many that day, from the passengers on flight 93 to law enforcement and firefighters. Some will even tell you with a straight face that the phone calls made by the victims on those planes were faked, which I find so personally disgusting I have to stop myself from getting violent when I hear such a ludicrous statement.
I won't go into debunking all their claims as anyone interested can find much better resources to do so. Films like 'Screw Loose Change' and books like 'Debunking 9/11 Myths' do that far better than I ever could. Still it's never enough for the Truther movement as you'll find their only research is simply nodding their heads with their so called experts who conveniently agree with them. They don't have the moral or intellectual courage to admit they're wrong and their misplaced activism can and has been dangerous. If they simply put their efforts into something useful and factual our country could be a better place to live and the world just might be safer, but yet they follow the Gospel of Jones without question and have the audacity to claim that people who actually accept accurate science to be the mislead. They remind me of Creation scientists in that respect.
Recently Iranian President, Holocaust denier, and all around corrupt asshole Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke in front of the UN rambling his nonsense. After he denounced capitalism, even though his country benefits highly from his oil exports, the President decided to share his opinion on how the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks. What's more interesting about this is his rhetoric was met with a round of applause by many representatives of our world's countries.
So to you Truthers, this is the company you keep? Oh so you believe that our government planted those thoughts in the Iranian leader, who's completely out of his tree, in an attempt to discredit your theory? You never disappoint.
"The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad