posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 09:43 AM
Originally posted by argentus
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The topic of this thread is: Do you feel truthers are dangerous, unpatriotic and embolden the terrorists?, not each other, your
personalities, or other personal variables. Please discuss, debate the OP and stay on topic.
apologies, Argentus, you are right, but in our defense, it's nigh difficult to discuss things rationally when a member has a conscious agenda to drag
every conversation into an argument over junk physics, over and over and over.
That said, the OP asks a very astute question, even though he was referring to the Damascus issue and not 9/11. I think his rationale is akin to the
demonstrations against the Vietnam war, where the leaders in North Vietnam watched the demonstrations and rioting here against the war and they
instantly knew they wouldn't need to defeat US forces in the field. They simply needed to keep grinding US forces (and instigate an atrocity or two
to horrify the public, and let's face it, the Viet Cong and the NVA weren't exactly the good guys here either) until US forces were forced to leave
from public pressure. The tactic is sound and it clearly worked...but that's NOT what's happenign here, either in the Damascus issue or the 9/11
Imagine you're an Islamic fundamentalist and you went out and committed some terrorist act against civilians to instigate terror. Odds are you
didn't do it because you get your jollies from hurting people. You did it because you have a personal agenda (religious fundamentalism or bringing
down the ruling regime) and you want to influence public policy by either blackmailing the authorities or instilling no faith in the authority's
control among the populace. This has been the operational plan for terrorists (or guerillas or insurgents or whatever) since warfare was invented.
...THEN, a bunch of characters who imagine themselves to be oh so enlightened becuase they read something on the internet somewhere come out of
nowhere and insist your activities aren't to fulfull your personal agenda, but to fulfill a wide assortment of crackpot schemes from framing some
third world country to take their lithium to some vague plan for Israel to take over the world that noone can reasonably explain. Some of these
people will even insist you don't even exist, and your terrorist act you were so proud of was really filmed on some sound stage and all the victims
were paid disinformation agents.
Knowing this, I will say no, not only do truthers NOT embolden the terrorists, they are in fact undermining the plans of the terrorists because
they're actively rerouting what the terrorists are doing for their OWN separate political agenda. The only benefit the truthers would have from such
people is if they turn around and attempt to claim there's "widespread unrest among the population over the 'truth' behind the attack" to
instigate public unrest and humiliation against the targetted authorities (I.e. like Ahmadinejad did with his own 9/11 rhetoric and his holocaust
remarks) but they know this is a pretty weak hand to play. I notice Ahmadinejad pretty much abandoned the 9/11 truthers and the "Jewish World
Order" pretty soon thereafter.