The attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) as well as the Pentagon, as well as the bird that crashed inwards Pennsylvania on the forenoon of eleven September 2001 conduct keep brought forth a plethora of conspiracy theories, most of which arose exterior the United States of America of America as well as conduct keep exclusively piece of cake been gaining ground amid the U.S people.
In Muslim countries, many people directly doubted that Osama Bin Laden was behind the attacks, suggesting instead that they were a plot yesteryear the Bush direction to discredit Muslims as well as justify greater Blue Planet domination.
While non suspecting U.S. regime involvement, other Muslims stay unconvinced yesteryear the lean evidence of Osama Bin Laden's guilt. For instance, the opened upward missive of the alphabet entitled "How We Can Coexist" (May 2002) signed yesteryear Islamic scholars as well as intellectuals as well as addressed to the U.S. authors of the opened upward missive of the alphabet "What We're Fighting For" (February 2002) speaks openly of "alleged perpetrators."
But accusations of a plot yesteryear the U.S. regime are yesteryear no agency express to Muslim nations. Frenchman Thierry Meyssan states every bit much inwards L'Effroyable imposture (published inwards English linguistic communication every bit 9/11, The Big Lie). He bases his suspicions amid other things on reports that several of the xix alleged hijackers are soundless alive.
He also doubts that flying 77 always flew into the Pentagon. The proposal that a bomb or missile—not a plane—hit the Pentagon has been gaining popularity, especially amongst the appearance on the Internet of numerous photos of the Pentagon that seem to belie the affect of a plane.
Meyssan's theory has been nether harsh criticism both inwards the United States of America of America as well as inwards France. One of his critics is compatriot Guillaume Dasquié, coauthor (with Jean Guisnel) of L'Effroyable mensonge (no English linguistic communication translation to date), which takes Meyssan to line on a number of messy details, such every bit the eyewitnesses of the crash at the Pentagon as well as the whereabouts of flying 77 as well as its passengers if in that place was no crash. Dasquié is perchance eager to disprove Meyssan because he has his ain conspiracy theory.
In Ben Laden: La Vérité interdite (published inwards English linguistic communication every bit Forbidden Truth), coauthored amongst JeanCharles Brisard, the theory is that the Bush direction had already been planning to invade Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan earlier September eleven to construct a natural gas pipeline as well as that it used the attacks every bit a front. Specifically, U.S. officials are said to conduct keep met amongst mediating Pakistani officials inwards July of 2001 to introduce an ultimatum to the Taliban: a carpet of gilded (the pipeline) or a carpet of bombs.
Dasquié as well as Brisard also signal out that both the Bush as well as Clinton administrations actively protected Bin Laden from investigations. For instance, FBI agent John O'Neill, who had been inwards accuse of investigating Bin Laden inwards the 1990s, quit his post out of frustration inwards the summertime of 2002 to become—ironically—security primary at the WTC.
He died trying to salve lives inwards the attack. O'Neill claimed he had been obstructed yesteryear colleagues trying to protect the fossil oil interests of the U.S. as well as Saudi Arabia, but the FBI claims that O'Neill was making likewise many enemies inwards the Arab world—and likewise many espionage mistakes.
In addition, Dasquié as well as Brisard document the failure of the United States of America of America to prosecute Osama Bin Laden: inwards March 1998, it was Libya's Gaddafi, non Clinton, who asked Interpol for the foremost international arrest warrant for Bin Laden. Gaddafi suspected fundamentalist Bin Laden of destabilizing Libya's moderate Muslim state—at the behest of the U.S. Interpol ignored the warrant, Dasquié as well as Brisard write. But fifty-fifty earlier that, inwards March 1996, the U.S. refused an offering yesteryear the regime of Sudan to extradite Osama Bin Laden to the United States.
The similar theory that the U.S. regime knew virtually the attacks beforehand as well as prepared to convey payoff of them politically rather than preclude them has been gaining to a greater extent than ground within the United States of America of America than the to a greater extent than far-fetched theory that the U.S. regime is itself responsible for the attacks (the planes that flew into the WTC would as well as thence conduct keep been remote-controlled).
While the quondam theory is far from proven, it at to the lowest degree seems to hold upward supported yesteryear 5 widely accepted facts: in that place were warnings of upcoming attacks from U.S. allies (such every bit French Republic as well as Egypt); the FBI itself had evidence but failed to "connect the dots"; the U.S. regime has a long history of supporting Bin Laden as well as the Taliban; the Bush household unit of measurement has a history of concern deals amongst the Bin Laden family; as well as the Bush direction was quick to brand political working capital missive of the alphabet of September 11, such every bit amongst the Patriot Act, which some claim was prepared inwards advance of the attacks.
Two websites conduct keep collected information as well as posed tough questions (almost all of which stay unanswered to date) without themselves aiming to formulate a unified conspiracy theory. One is Canada's Centre for Research on Globalization (particularly Michel Chossudovsky, writer of War as well as Globalization, the Truth behind 9/11), as well as the other is Germany's Telepolis (featuring inwards particular the travel of Mathias Bröckers). Bröckers describes himself every bit an "anti-conspiracy theorist," believing that Bush has no sentiment who is behind September eleven as well as thence invented the al Qaeda conspiracy to adjust his purposes.
The unanswered issues include: Why was a bird able to penetrate the world's most heavily guarded no-fly zone at all, much less 50 minutes after the foremost bird striking the WTC as well as lxxx minutes after air controllers reported it hijacked, which yesteryear police pull requires interceptor jets to hold upward scrambled? Why are 7 of the 8 flying recorders irreparably damaged, though they are made to withstand such crashes?
Why has the odd book of stock transactions (especially put-options) inwards the few days preceding eleven September 2001 non been traced dorsum to its sources? And why has no i investigated the payment of $100,000 to Mohammed Atta's concern human relationship inwards Florida from Pakistan's Ahmad Omar Sheikh on behalf of Lt-Gen Mahmud Ahmad, quondam manager of ISI (Pakistan's intelligence agency)?
The Times of India, which originally reported the transaction on nine Oct 2001, argued that a straight link betwixt the ISI as well as the WTC assail would hold upward of immense significance. Instead, researchers into September eleven note, non exclusively has this affair non been investigated, but in that place was also no refer of Omar Sheikh's role inwards the transactions when he was after industrial plant life guilty of murdering reporter Daniel Pearl as well as sentenced to death.
The listing of unanswered questions is much longer, but the key unanswered query for conspiracy theorists is probably: why did George W. Bush personally boundary investigations into all matters related to September eleven inwards Jan 2002? The official ground is that the available resources are to hold upward used to struggle the state of war on terrorism. But the Bush direction seems to hold upward good versed inwards withholding resources, showtime amongst its refusal to bring out papers relating to its connections to the Enron scandal. And inwards Oct 2002,
U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham, a Florida Democrat who is privy to the express investigations into September 11, began calling for declassification of what he deemed to hold upward most of import information.
In belatedly Nov 2002, Bush appointed Henry Kissinger (himself a familiar figure inwards conspiracy theories) to caput the September eleven investigation commission, whose role according to the New York Times is to "help the direction larn the tactics as well as motives of the enemy," rather than to uncover mistakes on the business office of the regime or safety agencies that mightiness conduct keep prevented the attacks, a boundary that is much to the chagrin of the families of September eleven victims. Within 2 weeks, however, Kissinger resigned from the commission, citing potential conflict of interests amongst his populace relations work, details of which he was unwilling to bring out inwards the commons fashion.
At the fourth dimension of writing, major newspapers inwards the United States of America of America are total of reports virtually how September eleven could conduct keep been prevented. At the cease of Oct 2002, American ex-patriot novelist Gore Vidal published his conspiracy theory (in the British press) entitled "The Enemy Within," inwards which he points the finger at Bush Sr. as well as Jr. every bit good every bit Pakistan. But the most widely accepted "explanation" for September eleven within the United States of America of America is soundless sheer incompetence on the business office of U.S. intelligence.