Friday, September 24, 2010
It just got a little more difficult to be a 'truther'
It's difficult being a 9/11 truther. Even if you have legitimate questions about the September 11, 2001 attacks and even more questions about the bipartisan 9/11 commission, you're certain to get ridiculed by people who support the government's conclusions.
Plus the truth movement has the problem of throwing out too many theories. There are those who are certain the Mossad was behind 911. There are those who believe explosive devices were hidden in the Twin Towers and blown up after the planes struck.
Some contend the planes were flown by remote control. Others say there's no real proof that the people who were named by the government as being the hijackers were even on the planes - much less existed.
Some people are certain it wasn't a plane but a missile that struck the Pentagon.
It goes on and on and on.
Most truthers, especially the ones who hold court on Paltalk, are well meaning and even raise interesting questions about 9/11. They could hold their heads high, even though some folks openly ridicule them. But now, they're getting support from an unwanted source.
That source, of course, is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, who, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly, said the United States government orchestrated 9/11. Prompting President Obama to call the comments "offensives" and "hateful."
The thing is, even if you agree, who wants Ahmadinejad's support?