I'm not sure where to put this; but here it is. And I have a copy of the article in my Yahoo group/abidemir, if you can't for some reason reach it
at New York Magazine.
The Ground Zero Grassy Knoll
A new generation of conspiracy theorists is at work on a secret history of New York’s most terrible day.
By Mark Jacobson
Free fall: The speed at which the towers came down—they were almost in free fall—suggests controlled demolition rather than catastrophic collapse.
(Photo: Jim Collins/AP)
1. 11/22 and 9/11
They keep telling us 9/11 changed everything. But even in this Photoshopped age of unreliable narrators, much remains the same. The assassination of
President John Kennedy, the Crime of the Last Century, occurred in plain sight, in front of thousands—yet exactly what happened remains in dispute.
The Warren Commission found that Lee Harvey Oswald, fellow traveler of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, shot Kennedy with a cheap Mannlicher-Carcano
rifle from a sixth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. The commission found that Oswald, who two days later would be murdered by
nightclub owner Jack Ruby, acted alone.
The Plane Truth
A list of 9/11 conspiracy theories, from nuts to soup.
Yet, as with so many such events, there is the sanctioned history and the secret history—players hidden from view. In the Kennedy murder, the
involvement of shadowy organizations like the Mafia and the CIA came into question. This way of thinking came to challenge the official narrative put
forth by the Warren Commission. It is not exactly clear when the grassy knoll supplanted the sixth-floor window in the popular mind-set. But now, four
decades after Dallas, it is difficult to find anyone who believes Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman.
But if Oswald didn’t kill the president, who did? So 11/22 remains an open case, an open wound.
Now here we are again, contemplating the seemingly unthinkable events of September 11. An official explanation has been offered up: The nation was
attacked by the forces of radical Islam led by Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda jihadists. Again, this narrative has been accepted by many.
[edit on 26-3-2006 by chaiyah99]