Friday, September 15, 2006

RU Sirius Straddles the Fence

Or at least says he is.

Those who believe that 9/11 was an inside job are wingnuts — rank amateur investigators and their sycophantic followers. They can’t tell a rumor from a piece of evidence, or a piece of evidence from conclusive proof.

Those who believe that 9/11 was not an inside job are sheeple — brainwashed dupes who have a psychological block against accepting unpleasant facts.

As a 9/11 conspiracy agnostic, I suppose I can live with both of those characterizations. (Oh wait, I forgot — agnostics are gutless weasels who are afraid to take a stand.)


I won't question his motivations for claiming to be agnostic, but the article is pretty good because it's mostly debunking of 9-11 Deniers mixed in with a little doubt that the government was as caught by surprise as they claimed to be.

3 Comments:

At 15 September, 2006 11:17, Blogger The Artistic Macrophage said...

If you take the two extremes,

1. Government knew nothing at all, and were just as surprised as the public on 9/11

2. Government orchestrated and carried out 9/11.

I am not in either of these camps either. I am more in the 1st than the 2nd, but I think he hasn't acknowledged the third, much larger camp, the grey camp, which stretches from LIHOI to LIHOP (let it happen out of incompetence TO let it happen on purpose).

TAM

 
At 15 September, 2006 15:00, Blogger Art Deco said...

I cannot see how one could "let it happen out of incompetance". "Let it happen" presumes some sort of intention (executed by inaction). Attributing it to "incompetance" implies an absence of ability to direct events.

I do not see how the first of your options constitutes an 'extreme' position.

 
At 15 September, 2006 15:18, Blogger shawn said...

Uh there's no such thing a conspiracy agnostic. There's what happened (what most of us "believe") and a fantasy conspiracy about government complicity thought up by nutjobs.

Reminds me of Orwell talking about the people staying neutral in WW2 being evil.

 

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