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A conspiracy theory is a term that has come to refer to any tentative theory which explains a historical or current event as the result of a secret plot by usually powerful Machiavellian conspirators, such as a "secret team" or "shadow government".
–noun 1. a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual.
Originally posted by ChronicBoom
The official story is not a conspiracy theory. It is based on facts, and evidence, and not wild speculation. The OS is consistent..
Originally posted by hooper
reply to post by jprophet420
Whatever. You can call yourself anything you like. I personally don't call them "conspiracy theories" because nothing I have read or heard from what you call "skeptics" ever rose to the level of "theory".
They are for the most part fanatasies, based primarily in factual misrepresentation at best and, in some case, all and out delusion. It would be nice to for once, to hear a unified theory. However, the "skeptic" community appears, as it shrinks into nothingness, to be deeply invested in a competition to see who can construct the most fantastical departure from reality.
The OS is consistent...
The reason no one can agree is because we dont have an "Official Story" of events. we don't have a big government commission.
Truth, by definition cannot have multiple explanations for the same event.
posted by ChronicBoom
The official story is not a conspiracy theory. It is based on facts, and evidence, and not wild speculation. The OS is consistent, but the truther stories have 5000 different explanations for the same events. That is why they are conspiracy theories.
Truthers cannot even agree amongst themselves how the events of 911 unfolded, so how are they going to convince people that they have the truth? Truth, by definition cannot have multiple explanations for the same event. So I am not sure why they even call 911 "truthers".. truthers.
Originally posted by jprophet420
I had to point this out in another thread, but felt it deserved its own topic. I am going to show you the sides that are CLEARLY drawn in the battle to decipher 911 truth.
The story released by the government (via the media) is 100% conspiracy theory. It is the theory of how Osama Bin Laden, Al Qeuada, the taliban, and elements within Iraq conspired to hijack 4 planes on September 11th 2001, and attempted to destroy 4 American Icons.
If you believe the story you are by definition a conspiracy theorist.
As you well know, we accept the multiple lines of evidence from hundreds of sources and thousands of people that converge on the conclusion that Osama bin Laden was indeed responsible for 4 hijackings by Arabs
Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI responded, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.” Tomb continued, “Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.” Asked to explain the process, Tomb responded, “The FBI gathers evidence. Once evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice then decides whether it has enough evidence to present to a federal grand jury. In the case of the 1998 United States Embassies being bombed, bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged by a grand jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.”