Minimal Involvement 'Conspiracy Theory' Example

9/11: a 7-Man Job - George Washington's Blog

A common objection to the argument that 9/11 was an inside job is that the conspiracy would be too big to keep quiet. In other words, the argument is that it is impossible that so many people could have kept quiet for so long. SOMEONE would have talked or made a mistake, so that the conspiracy would have been discovered.

Is that true? Maybe.

But anyone who's seen a Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum movie, or even watched enough Stargate, Star Trek or Alias, knows that a handful of bad guys can pull off big conspiracies, especially when they've got a high-level military or government person on board.

Moreover, to anyone who knows how covert military operations work, it is obvious that segmentation on a "need-to-know basis", along with deference to command hierarchy, means that a couple of top dogs can call the shots and most people helping won't even know the big picture.

A common statement to 9/11 skeptics is that 9/11 couldn't have been a criminal conspiracy because someone would've talked by now. George does a good job showing a simple example of how as little as 7 people would have had to be in the 'know', while some others have shown fewer than that in more simplified explanations of 9/11 complicity such as in Michael Ruppert's book.

Now, the question I have is how many figured it out afterwards and just kept their mouths shut - that number would have to be a good bit larger.

I read this in the comments

I read this in the comments on the Loose Change website:

The Manhattan Project is the name colloquially used to refer to the effort during World War II to develop the first nuclear weapons of the United States in collaboration with the United Kingdom and Canada, and other European physicists. Formally it refers to the period of the project from 1942-1946 which was under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the administration of General Leslie R. Groves, with its scientific research directed by the American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, as the Manhattan Engineering District (MED).

The project succeeded in developing and detonating three nuclear weapons in 1945: a test detonation on July 16 (the Trinity test) near Alamogordo, New Mexico; an enriched uranium bomb code-named "Little Boy" detonated on August 6 over Hiroshima, Japan; and a plutonium bomb code-named "Fat Man" on August 9 over Nagasaki, Japan.

Born out of a small research program which began in 1939, the Manhattan Project would eventually employ over 130,000 people and cost a total of nearly $2 billion USD ($20 billion in 2004 dollars based on CPI), and resulted in the creation of multiple production and research sites operated in secret."

Got that? 130,000 people. Those bombings killed over a million people.

9-11 killed 2,986 people.

Hi, I think that is a good


I think that is a good example.

The reason I didn't use it is that many Americans would argue "but that was a good thing, to help end the war; and if we hadn't built it first, the Germans would have taken over, whereas you are arguing that conspirators murdered AMERICANS in cold-blood for bad aims".

Of course, that is a very over-simplified statement, but many people think that way.

Good article GW... I don't

Good article GW... I don't know that I agree with two people wiring two 106 story buildings... Professor Jones said they would need at least 10... other than that, it was a good article. Much needed for the movement.

Thanks, Jon. If you have

Thanks, Jon. If you have any ideas for other essays which are needed, just lemme know.

Hmmm... sure... if you could

Hmmm... sure... if you could write the one thing that will wake everybody up, it would be much appreciated. Have it on my desk by 8am.

Jon -- in English or

Jon -- in English or Mandarin?

Since there are more

Since there are more Chinamen... maybe you should do it in Mandarin.

Good point on the number of

Good point on the number of people keeping quiet afterward, dz.

The concept of 'willful blindness' is a component of the law of negligence. Perhaps we should think of things like 'willful deafness,' and, as it relates to your point, 'willful dumbness,' a decision not to speak up when one should speak up, or a decision not to raise and pursue questions that should be raised and pursued.

Does anybody have the link

Does anybody have the link for the Bowman/Jones interview?

I have a tremendous amount

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Dr. Bowman.

MP3 of the Bowman/Jones

MP3 of the Bowman/Jones interview:

Great article! About the

Great article! About the Bush-linked security company, I'd suggest directly saying that Marvin Bush, George W. Bush's little brother, was a director of the company back then... It would probably have an higher impact on the readers' minds.

Thanks for writing this GW.

Thanks for writing this GW. My grandpa gets really hung up on the "its too big to have happened".

Thanks Anonymous.

Thanks Anonymous.

I remember someone suggested

I remember someone suggested that one group may have been involved with planning the pentagon strike while, without to their knowledge, another group may have been involved with planning the WTC attacks.

I stand corrected...

You mean I have to learn

You mean I have to learn Mandarin?

Xie Xie and Lo Mein is all I know how to say.

Chungo Fahn is Chinese

Chungo Fahn is Chinese Food...

Che Che Ne is thank you.

Shay Shay Knee = Thank You

Shay Shay Knee = Thank You

hmmmmmm chung fang :}~ with

hmmmmmm chung fang :}~
with prawn I hope :B

my opinion is that the

my opinion is that the israelis planned and carried out the attacks on the twin towers and building 7 , with the bush gang covering it up, building 7 was the opperation base for the israelis and was destroyed to get rid of any evidence of its part in the opperation, it was a colaberation of the us and iserael for the sole purpose of getting the americans to go along with bushes attack on iraq!!

On 9/11, Americans were

On 9/11, Americans were betrayed by Americans! (Beware the enemy within...)

In Denver on Friday, Morgan Reynolds posited that many people who are keeping quiet are also appalled at the extent of the crime it turns out they'd unknowingly facilitated.

It's highly likely that the "war games" which took place on 9/11 and included scenarios similar to what actually occurred on 9/11 were used to dupe good Americans into going along with 9/11 without realizing that they were helping to commit the worst crime in U.S. history.

It's hard to imagine what's keeping them quiet now, but that's true of FDNY also...

"It's hard to imagine what's

"It's hard to imagine what's keeping them quiet now, but that's true of FDNY also..."

Fear & intimidation are keeping them quiet now. High-level FDNY Brass make it look like you're a traitor if you talk "conspiracy" other than Osama did it.

The hundreds of 1st responders who heard the bombs on 9/11 haven't changed their minds.

C'mon FDNY. I have the

C'mon FDNY. I have the utmost respect for you guys. But, do you want it to happen again? What about your kids and grandkids? Neices and nephews? Not every one of them is going to be employed in this emerging police/terror state. Surely a number of them are likely to be rounded up and disappeared from some war protest or other activity in the future. Not to mention that depleted uranium fallout from Iraq is now spreading around the globe. It has been widely reported that new lung cancer infections in the U.S. in Jan. and Feb. are already what they would be in a normal year. It's all relative. 9/11 Truth is key.

That goes for the men in

That goes for the men in blue too.

The men in blue... How and

The men in blue...

How and why did NYPD have [more] warning than FDNY?

On 9/11, FDNY could speak. Now they do not.

Loyalty to (and/or fear of) 'leaders' who were and are complicit in the worst crime in U.S. history is just plain wrong. Silence is complicity!