911 Theories

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There are many different 9/11 conspiracy theories that disagree with the widely accepted account that the September 11 attacks were committed solely by al-Qaeda. In a 2008 global poll of 16,063 people in 17 countries, majorities in only nine countries believe al Qaeda was behind the attacks. 46% of those surveyed believed al-Qaeda was responsible for the attacks, 15% believed the U.S. government was responsible, 7% believed Israel was and another 7% believed some other perpetrator, other than al Qaeda, was responsible. The most popular of all conspiracy theories is that the collapse of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center were the result of a controlled demolition rather than structural failure due to fire. Another pretty popular belief is that the Pentagon was hit by a missile launched by elements from inside the U.S. government or that a commercial airliner was allowed to do so because of the American military. Another conspiracy deals with Larry Silverstein. Silverstein (the new leaseholder for the WTC) had been going to the Twin Towers "Windows on the World" restaurant (there were no survivors on this level) to dine and meet with his new tenants, he had been doing this straight since July 26 2001. But on 9/11 he didn't go because he claimed his wife made a dermatologist appointment for him. Many truthers also point out that in the interview which he is asked where he was on 9/11 he appears to be showing signs of lying. This raised suspicion in many Americans. There is also no concrete video evidence that any aircraft hit the pentagon. The one video camera on the scene that was actually trained on the site of the crash was a time lapse camera that flipped from a blurry shot of the beginning of something incoming to a full-blown explosion. 9/11 investigators have argued that without a direct image of an airplane in the security footage, it can't be proven that what hit the Pentagon was actually a plane. They back up this claim by saying that there was...
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