Are People Who Question 9/11 Afraid of Al Qaeda?

Defenders of the official story about 9/11 argue that people who question that account are too scared of the threat from terrorism, and so create false conspiracies which are less scary . . . in order to reduce their anxieties.

For example, Time Magazine says questions about 9/11 won't go away because "the idea that there is a malevolent controlling force orchestrating global events is, in a perverse way, comforting." Similarly, the BBC, in trying to sweep questions about 9/11 under the rug, says "we take comfort in complicated stories about wider conspiracies, usually involving remote, distant figures." And John McCain, in his forward to Popular Mechanic's book Debunking 9/11 Myths, says "We want to believe that 19 men could not murder our citizens, destroy our grandest buildings, and terrorize our country. Surely, something more was at work."

Are they right?

No. Its scarier to believe that the government who we've always believed would protect us was complicit in the mass murder of American citizens than to believe a bunch of foreigners did it.

How Scary is Al Qaeda?

Moreover, the BBC documentary entitled "The Power of Nightmares" shows that the threat from Al Qaeda has been vastly overblown (and see this article on who is behind the hype).

And a former National Security Adviser told the Senate that the war on terror is "a mythical historical narrative".

Indeed, many of the so called "Al-Qaeda" terrorists turn out to be operatives from Western governments.

How Scary would a Government Conspiracy Be?

On the other hand, how scary would it be if powerful elements within the U.S. government carried out (or at least aided and abetted) 9/11?

Well, the U.S. :

  • Is the most powerful country in history
  • Has access to every weapon of mass destruction in existence
  • Has many billions of dollars at its disposable
  • Frequently runs war games and terror drills, which are often the cover for false flag operations
  • Has a lapdog press that will rally to defend and cover up the crimes of the U.S. government while it instead blames every problem -- even the California wildfires -- on Al Qaeda
  • Has a militarized police force, the ability to spy on all Americans, torture facilities all over the globe, and a legal framework which can brand anyone who disagrees with the government as a "terrorist"

What's scarier, the threat from a bunch of ragtag idiot wannabes from across the pond who fancy themselves as terrorists . . . or having people who murdered 3,000 innocent Americans with their fingers on the levers and resources of the world's largest police state and sole superpower?

I wish that it really had been Al Qaeda that carried out 9/11 by itself (we could easily stop such people if the government actually tried). A conspiracy involving the government is a lot scarier.

Indeed, psychologists and psychiatrists say that people who do not question the government's version of 9/11 are in denial -- that is, that they are too afraid to look at the facts.

Can someone

point me to one of the examples of where defenders of the official version have said people adopt 9/11 conspiracies because Al Qaeda and terrorism are just too scary?


John McCain's Foreword to Popular Mechanics

"We want to believe that 19 men could not murder our citizens, destroy our grandest buildings, and terrorize our country. Surely, something more was at work."

I'm sure I'll find more examples shortly.

I always enjoy the neo-con shills' "logic"....

....that it would take "thousands" of trained state-sponsored specialists to pull off 9/11, while completely extolling the OCT that it only took 19 enraged foreigners.....

"We want to believe....".....who is this "we" that "wants" to believe can he say this bushwa with a straight face?

More and more I'm coming to believe the perps want us, in a general sense, to know 9/11 was an "Inside Job" (however you define that)....confident that they would get away with it anyway....

9/11 Truth ends the 9/11 Wars

A classic line from TIME magazine,9171,1531304-3,00.html

"There are psychological explanations for why conspiracy theories are so seductive. Academics who study them argue that they meet a basic human need: to have the magnitude of any given effect be balanced by the magnitude of the cause behind it. A world in which tiny causes can have huge consequences feels scary and unreliable. Therefore a grand disaster like Sept. 11 needs a grand conspiracy behind it. "We tend to associate major events--a President or princess dying--with major causes," says Patrick Leman, a lecturer in psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, who has conducted studies on conspiracy belief. "If we think big events like a President being assassinated can happen at the hands of a minor individual, that points to the unpredictability and randomness of life and unsettles us." In that sense, the idea that there is a malevolent controlling force orchestrating global events is, in a perverse way, comforting."

I know it comforts me

to accept the possibility that so-called elected representatives in a democratic government are actually homicidal maniacs who wouldn't blink at killing 3000 of their own people to forward an agenda of world domination.

I mean, phew!, at least the threat is internal, and not a few wayward Muslims with boxcutters from across the pond.

And how many Fascist/Status Quo proponents get "suicided", etc..

....versus those that have a belief in a meritocracy, the American Dream, and have influence, a following, charisma, or are "a voice of the people"?

Shit, the list is none vs. too many to count....

JFK, Malcom X, King, RFK, Lennon, Diana (with her Muslim boyfriend), JFK jr., Wellstone...on and on

9/11 Truth ends the 9/11 Wars

I've never been afraid

of the so-called 'terrorists'.

But I've been very afraid for the last three years - of our government and the people who pull the strings of the mannequins who 'run' the government. Ever since I realized that the real terrorists aren't 'over there'. But that they have been right here all along. Immersed, dispersed and hidden in our government and media. Waiting and acting, acting and waiting to create a new Reich.

"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." (Goethe)

Enter the Cabal

An interesting find today was a blogger named: CASSANDRA, she has a keen eye, sharp whit, engaging writing expression, and has well researched her current article trilogy: ENTER THE CABAL. I started out on article II and was so impressed a quarter of the way thru I felt it necessary to start from the beginning before completing phase I. Make sure you hit the links as you meander through her weaving of political loose ends into a tapestry that clearly describes the social and political upheavals we are experiencing in this post democracy era.

Enter the Cabal (I): Towards a Common Purpose

Enter the Cabal (II): Transnational Progressivism

I read both sections...

and parts of her blog as well. She is erudite, that's for sure. But there are parts of what she espouses with which I adamantly disagree and parts that make much more overarching sense. Very well worth the read (although laborious compared to most things I read these days), if only because she so adroitly stimulates thought. And, there was alot of information there on less typically discussed processes and other goings-on.

"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." (Goethe)

Another Lyndon LaRouche disciple

Cassandra is from the Lyndon LaRouche school of history. The obsession with Tavistock is a tell. Facts are mixed in with falsehoods. Another tell is the denial of the geological reality of limits to the maximum rate of oil production, a talking point of other red herring vendors such as Jerome Corsi.

Which 9/11 Conspiracy?

GeorgeWashington, you wrote: "The 9/11 conspiracy is a lot scarier."

You thereby fall into the illogical semantic trap set by defenders of the U.S. government's mendacious, self-serving, anti-historical, anti-physical law, anti-factual, and provably false official fairy tale conspiracy theory concerning the 9/11 attacks, which hypocritically attempts to poison the well by painting those who reject the U.S. government's fairy tale conspiracy theory as being "conspiracy theorists."

Since obviously more than one person was involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, then *by definition* the U.S. government's offical fairy tale is a conspiracy theory, as the U.S. government is putting forth a theory concerning the 9/11 attacks which involves a conspiracy.

Never let the hypocritical "conspiracy theory" or "conspiracy theorist" charge pass over without pointing out that the person making the charge is by definition also a conspiracy theorist. Too often I see people just let that charge pass by without answering it; or sometimes people in the 9/11 Truth movement will actually apply that term to our position (I suppose from hearing it repeated by the major media so often). But this charge is being made as an ad hominem attack--a hypocritical and self-contradicting ad hominem attack, at that.


A conspiracy is simply when two or more people take part in a plan which involves doing something unrightful or untoward to another person or other people (of which plan may or may not be kept secret, i.e., secrecy is not a necessary component for actions to be a conspiracy). This makes government itself the largest corporeal conspiracy to ever exist (given that it exists via a double-standard of doing unto others what it does not want done unto it), or that could ever exist.

Furthermore, conspiracies are ubiquitous (witness all the laws on the books against conspiracy, and how many people are routinely charged under said laws), and the most egregious perpetrators of murderously brutal conspiracies are governments upon their own innocent citizens. More than six times the amount of noncombatants have been systematically murdered for purely ideological reasons by their own governments within the past century than were killed in that same time-span from wars. From 1900 to 1923, various Turkish regimes murdered from 3.5 million to over 4.3 million of its own Armenians, Greeks, Nestorians, and other Christians. The Soviet government murdered over 61 million of its own non-combatant subjects. The communist Chinese government murdered over 76 million of it own subjects. And Germany murdered some 16 million of it own subjects in the past century. And that's only a sampling of governments mass-murdering their own noncombatant subjects within the past century. (The preceding figures are from Prof. Rudolph Joseph Rummel's website at .)

All totaled, neither the private-sector crime which government is largely responsible for promoting and causing or even the wars committed by governments upon the subjects of other governments come anywhere close to the crimes government is directly responsible for committing against its own citizens--certainly not in amount of numbers. Without a doubt, the most dangerous presence to ever exist throughout history has always been the people's very own government.

Not only were all of these government mass-slaughters conspiracies--massive conspiracies, at that--but they were conspiracies of which the 9/11 attacks are quite insignificant by comparison.

Moreover, terrorism is the health of the state (indeed, government is itself a subset of terrorism), which is why so many governments throughout history have manufactured duplicitous terrorism in which to serve as a pretext in order to usurp ever more power and control. In the below post by me is contained voluminous amounts of documentation which refutes the U.S. government's lying, self-serving, anti-historical, anti-factual, and provably false official fairy tale conspiracy theory concerning the 9/11 attacks, as well documentation on many other government-staged acts of terrorism:

"Documentation on Government-Staged Terrorism," September 30, 2005

In the below post by me, I provide massive amounts of documentation wherein the U.S. government itself admits it is holding innocent people indefinitely without charges (including children and U.S. citizens), torturing them, raping them--including homosexually anally raping them--and murdering them, and that the orders to do so came from the highest levels of the U.S. government:

"Crushing Children's Testicles: Welcome to the New Freedom," TetrahedronOmega, August 12, 2006

"Terrorism is the health of the State."--James Redford, author of "Jesus Is an Anarchist," June 1, 2006

I understand and agree

with your anger at what Empire does...... and the points about 'conspiracy' per se, and etc. are true certainly, but have also often been discussed.

But that said, I think the hit on GW was out of proportion to the 'sin' (so to speak).

"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." (Goethe)

I second the motion.

Agreed, that was an unnecessary hit on GW, I think.

I always have to remind people that many juries have to be conspiracy theorists when looking at the case put before them, I sat on such a jury years ago.

Two or more people and you have a conspiracy, that's all it takes.

I will say that reading this has inspired me to make a t-shirt saying something like this:



You either believe the official conspiracy theory
that bin Laden's 19 hijackers with boxcutters defeated the largest military in the world
and made the world's most sophisticated air defense systems disappear for 100 minutes
(even the FBI now admit they have no hard evidence linking bin Laden to 9/11 )


You want a new investigation that accounts for all the evidence
so we actually know who the real conspirators of this mass murder were
and can finally bring them to justice.

(like the majority of Americans today)

Ask Questions!

Demand Answers!

Why isn't the media investigating this story?

(of course I'll format it better on the shirt)

I'm also working on a shirt about Ali Mohamed that should get people asking me questions.

Stir it up!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Okay, I changed the title

and the ending.

Bravo GW!

Bravo GW!

Truth isn't always pleasant.

"Defenders of the official story about 9/11 argue that people who question that account are too scared of the threat from terrorism, and so create false conspiracies which are less scary . . . in order to reduce their anxieties."

People who question the official story about 9/11 do so because the official story is too hard to believe, PERIOD.
I believe we are hard wired to believe whatever makes the most sense if our cognitive senses are working properly and we are able to separate propaganda based,manufactured reality from actual reality. Despite the fact that the truth is more disturbing, a sound and practical mind is able to come to the most logical conclusion inherently.
That is why the Truth movement continues to grow and that is why, once someone becomes aware of the truth, there is no going back to believing fairy tales.