9/11 Conspiracy?

Zach Ott

Background Info

September 11, 2001 shook the nation like no other. Not just just the Nation, but even world. That day 19 Al-Qaeda extremists hi-jacked four passenger airliners. Their plan was to fly the planes into the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and the White House. The plane that was suppose to hit the White House crash landed in Stonycreek Township in Pennsylvania.
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Biased

There are two different types conspiracies in the event. One being that the government had a part in this or Al-Qaeda actually had a plan to do this. People believe the government was involved by planting bombs in the buildings and the buildings were specifically made to withstand a plane hit. The other one is that the 19 men did hijack the four planes and crash into the buildings, Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

Media

The Media strictly made look like that the only thing that happened was that the planes crashed. There was no media talking about the government involvement. I believe nobody thought that the government was involved with this at this time.
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Criticism

With 9/11 conspiracy there are two main types of criticism. These types of criticism are Cultural and Marxist criticism. The Cultural criticism comes from after the actual attack on 9/11. All middle eastern looking people were treated as if they had something to do with the attack on 9/11. When going through security or just walking on the street they were looked at as if they were carrying a bomb or part of an attack in the future. The next type of criticism is Marxist criticism. This is because of the conspiracy that the government had planned the 9/11 attacks and actually set explosives to blow up the buildings. The government could of done it for another reason to stay at war with the middle east. ​

What I believe

I was about 4 years old when 9/11 happened. I didn't know much until I got older. I always believed that Al-Qaeda was the fault for this. Now that i'm learning more and more about this topic, I do not know what to believe. Both of the theories have facts to back up there conspiracy. I keep going back and forth on what i believe. Some times I think its just an attack on us, but other times I think it was all planned by the government.
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Citations

March 2011: "Remembering 2011"


"EU Media Futures Forum"

9/11 Interview