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Monday, September 10, 2012

Enough already

As September 10th draws to a close on this side of the Atlantic, we begin to see Facebook filling up with crazy conspiracy theory bollocks.

Look: I would be as happy as most non-Americans to see the back of the whole 9/11-changed-the-world cult (as though no country had ever experienced terrorism until the USA did - try telling that to Sri Lanka, or Peru, or Spain, or Israel, or even Britain) but could we maybe all agree that

(1) it wasn't all about the World Trade Center
(2) insofar as it was about the WTC, two jetliners full of aviation fuel and unfortunate people hit the towers, causing massive structural damage followed by very high temperature fires
(3) THE BLOODY THINGS FELL DOWN.

There is no evidence to suggest that they were blown up by demolition charges; or that parts of their structures were abducted by aliens; or that the whole of the WTC 9/11 footage was mocked up on a back lot in Burbank. Nor was it carried out by Saddam Hussein or his proxies, with or without imaginary nuclear weapons. Nor (as far as anyone can tell) was it carried out by Mossad agents: maybe there were supporters of Israel looking happy at the burning towers, but then as Benjamin Netanyahu put it a few years later, "We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon".

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