Monday, May 07, 2007

Yet Another 9/11 Conspiracy Movie

Andy Warhol once said that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. I think we can change that to "in the future everyone will have their own hour and 15 minute 9/11 conspiracy video". Thanks to BG in the credits I started watching this bizarre video called "Open Complicity: Anatomy of the 9/11 Cover-Up" I haven't watched the whole thing, but it actually seems to be arguing that the conspirators intentionally tried to incriminate themselves. Yeah, OK, right. That explains why they 9/11 deniers are having such a hard time convincing anyone that they are right, and can't even agree among themselves on most issues.

The first 20 minutes will leave you shaking your head the rest of the day. Amazingly these people are so stupid, that they cite finance professor Alan Poteshman, whose paper on a statistical analysis of insider trading allegations of UAL and AMR stock I discussed earlier, as stating that there was no insider trading. If you actually read and understand the paper though, he finds there is a statistical likelihood that insider trading did occur, although that doesn't really help them, since he based his analysis on the assumption that it was done by Osama bin Laden, not some global Illuminati elite. So instead of citing someone who could potentially support them, they start attacking his motives, and then through a ridiculous series of logical leaps, argue that despite his analysis insider trading occurred, even though they didn't make much money off of it, and they did it in a way that would not be profitable. It is hard to explain, as it crosses well into the idiotic.