posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 07:22 AM
Let me start this thread with a brief explanation. Until now, I’ve never truly explored the various 9/11 theories. I’ve seen some interesting
arguments on ATS and other websites, but I never bothered to read further. Why? I’m not sure. Perhaps I simply wasn’t ready to face potentially
cataclysmic information. Or perhaps the thought of wading through the quagmire of conspiracy theories was too daunting.
Anyway, I now find myself growing disillusioned with the US government and this has caused me to question what really happened on September 11.
I’ve begun to read any and all material I can, including various ATS threads, books and articles, and various “Truth” websites. I’ve also
watched a few documentaries. However, I’ve quickly realized that the majority of 9/11 arguments are so far out of my range of experience and
expertise that I simply cannot judge them as possibilities or hogwash. For example, I do not know the maneuverability of the planes involved, or the
mechanics behind a free-falling building.
Which is where you come in, my friends. I realize there are a plethora of 911 threads already on ATS…but after a page or two they quickly bog down
with mudslinging and name calling. I have no desire to read through the muck to get to the good stuff. Therefore, I’ve decided to begin my
exploration by posting a series of threads aimed at helping the average person (like me) understand the arguments presented both for and against the
I will title each thread “911 for Dummies: A Closer Look At…” Each thread will explore only one theme; one thread for the Pentagon, one for the
Twin Towers, one for Flight 93, etc. Hopefully, by limiting the arguments to the topic at hand, we can better focus our efforts. I know this will be
beneficial to me; hopefully others will find it helpful as well.
Just to keep things clear, let’s settle on some ground rules first.
1. Be respectful. You might disagree with a person’s argument but please refrain from personal attacks.
2. Cite your source, but explain what the source means to you. Keep it in layman’s terms for us simple folk!
3. Stay on topic (this is so hard, I know).
Okay, moving right along!
So, as you’ve no doubt noticed from the title, this thread is focused on discussing possible motivation for the September 11 attacks. As far as I
can tell, there are three various theories concerning the motive behind 9/11. If I’ve missed some please throw them into the mix. Here they
1. 9/11 was conceived and carried out by Islamic extremists who hated America. The ultimate goal of these extremists was to destabilize the
government and panic the masses. Some have referred to it as “jihad.”
2. 9/11 was carried out by Islamic extremists, but partially funded by foreign government(s) as a covert attack. These government(s) may include
Saudi Arabia and Israel. The motive was to push America into the War on Terror; thereby furthering the shadow government’s hidden agenda.
3. 9/11 was completely planned and carried out by members of the US government (with or without aid from other governments). The terrorist hijackers
were simply patsies for the real event, designed to create fear in the American people. The motivation was to push through legislation regulating the
rights and freedoms of the American people, and/or to gain support for the War on Terror, which was actually fought to protect our monetary interests
in the Middle East.
Okay, I’m sure there are other motives but these are the main ones I’ve read about so far. As I’ve said earlier, if you know of other possible
motives please add them to the mix.
Thanks, ATS! I look forward to hearing from you!