[Talk about a crappy debunking piece (especially that last one -- all of one line). He must have written this in all of 15 minutes, just for the sake of having a title claiming "debunking", but which does nothing of the sort. And he clearly knows little about the history of the movement or the evidence, cites very old claims that disappeared long ago. Maybe the Guardian is going downhill.]
For the past 10 years 'truthers' have claimed 9/11 was part of a bigger conspiracy – but does the evidence stack up?
Chris McGreal in Washington
guardian.co.uk, Monday 5 September 2011 16.17 BST
The twin towers were destroyed by controlled explosion
Richard Dreyfus' character in Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, Roy Neary, struggles with an obsession to recreate a mountainous shape out of anything malleable he touches. During the movie he regularly interrupts some normal, everyday event by suddenly falling into an artistic obsession to represent a vision apparently burned into his brain. His struggle to bring meaning to his vision doesn't end until he completes a perfect model of the Devil's Tower in Wyoming, recognizes it for what it is, and then succeeds in reaching the tower in spite of cordons of troops and helicopters.
The real life version of that Close Encounters' moment, that instant when there is a perfect vision of what happened, is nearly here for 9/11.
Inside the brain of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Jonathan Kay, National Post · Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010
When the phrase "conspiracy theorist" is used, most people imagine an anti-social, mentally unstable nut, along the lines of Mel Gibson's taxi-driving paranoiac in the 1997 movie Conspiracy Theory.