Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
I have long maintained that the key feature of conspiracy theory logic, is you can conclude that evidence supports a conspiracy, no matter which way it goes. I have found another example. The 9/11 deniers insist that the fact that no clear video exists of the planes that crashed into the Pentagon or in Shanksville, indicates that there was a conspiracy.
Well, there is video footage of both planes which crashed into the World Trade Center, so we could logically conclude that this is strong evidence against their theories? Wrong, that too is sign of a conspiracy.
Calculate the odds. Two French filmmakers, the Naudet brothers, are filming a documentary about a young, probationary fireman, Tony Benetatos, on September 11, 2001. Before the awful events yet to come, Tony is left alone at the 100 Duane Street fire station while Jules Naudet, the firemen and truck swing left from station, drive to the first corner, turn right onto Church Street, and drive seven blocks north to Lispenard Street and Church to investigate the report of an exterior gas leak.
Then, while the fire team is investigating, Jules Naudet doesn’t film them. For some reason, he turns his camera south, carefully finds a clear view, past the 440-foot high AT&T building, of the Twin Towers. Then, with a nano-window of six seconds in which to catch Flight 11 stream from behind the AT&T building at 450 mph, he catches perfectly the last two seconds of the hit into the North Tower at 8:46.30 am, what’s commonly known in the film business as “The Money Shot.” So, calculate the odds.
This truther even manages to indict the firefighters along with his speculation that these filmmakers were part of the plot. It should come as no surprise, whichever way the evidence points, they will continue their nonsense. As Dylan Avery said, their beliefs are not falsifiable.