9/11 Conspiracy Theory Analysis

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September 11, 2001 was undoubtedly a tragic and unforgettable day in the history of the United States. Almost 3,000 deaths, 6,000+ injuries, and infrastructure damages were the unfortunate results of this act of terror. The government and media made statements that these four coordinated attacks were committed by al-Qaeda, an Islamic terrorist group. Shortly after, the United States declared war and launched its attacks and weapons in Afghanistan, also known as the War on Terror. Osama bin Laden, who claimed responsibility for 9/11 was later killed due to the efforts of Seal Team Six and the Special Operations Group of the Central Intelligence Agency. However, talk about 9/11 did not stop there. Countless conspiracy theories presented themselves to the public. Brookfield’s framework can critically evaluate this belief about the 9/11 attacks. Identifying this assumption is that conspiracy theorists assert that explosives were placed in the buildings prior to the airplane crashes. To corroborate this statement, people such as architect Richard Gage, engineer Jim Hoffman, and physicist Steven E. Jones, all came to the conclusion that the …show more content…
People do not want to be put in the dark and have only a single story to consider and believe, which is the one produced by the government and media. Another reason why this exists is because of questionable happenstances that occurred during and after the attacks such as fake cell phone calls, and black boxes that were discovered but kept clandestine. Curiosity brought upon this assumption that 9/11 was an inside job. The theories benefit anti-government groups and conspiracy theorists, who make a living through them. The only way conspiracy theorists would give this belief up would be if the government admitted it was involved in some sort of way in the 9/11 attacks, which is highly unlikely whether or not it had any

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