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396) Sceptics cast doubt on events of 9/11
07 Sep 2011

Sceptics continue to agitate for more investigation
into the events of September 11, 2001 [GALLO/GETTY]
On the 11th day of
every month, a group of a dozen or so people gather on Hollywood Boulevard to
hang a banner over a freeway overpass. The banner reads: “9/11 =
Controlled Demolition”. The group hands out DVDs and pamphlets to drivers
passing by.
Call them the True
Disbelievers. They are members of a persistent tribe of sceptics that believes
the official version of what happened in New York, Shanksville, Pennsylvania,
and at the Pentagon a decade ago is nothing but a colossal lie.
Many members of the
group seem wary of the press. As we approached the group with a camera and
microphone, a tall man shouted furiously into a bullhorn. “No
interviews!” he yells. “I used to work for a TV station, and I know
how you will twist everything we say,” the man shouts angrily. He tries to
bully other members of the group into staying silent, but a few agree to talk
about why they came out.
“I’m an
independent person,” says Ann Capotosto. “What we are here to do is
raise awareness and push forward a clean and thorough investigation.”
Engineering student
Sean Cordone says, “History has shown it’s not crazy to question your
government. It’s crazy not to question your government.”
There are groups of
9/11 sceptics in every major city nationwide and they say their numbers are
‘Official fairy
In a small,
cluttered office in a San Francisco suburb, architect Richard Gage has
marshaled evidence he believes shows the World Trade Centre towers were
deliberately blown up by unknown conspirators. He will not say who he believes
is behind the plot, although he mentions former Vice-President Dick Cheney,
insurance companies, and World Trade Centre real estate developer Larry
“There are so
many problems with this official fairy tale we are being fed,” Gage said
in an interview. He points to World Trade Building number 7 – a 47-storey tower
that was not hit by an airplane, yet collapsed in 40 seconds. The official
version blamed fire.
“Building Seven
tells us that there’s a cover up,” Gage says. “Building Seven is the
smoking gun of 9/11 that is obvious to everybody with a small amount of open
descriptions of Building 7’s collapse, as well as other information that
sceptics say bolsters their case against the official version of events, can be
found on Gage’s website, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth:
In addition to
websites, videos and books, 9/11 sceptics now have a comic book, due to hit the
shelves in early September. Called “The Big Lie”, it is the tale of a
time travelling scientist who goes back to 9/11 to try and stop the disaster,
and learns the official story is false.
Thomas Yeates was
part of the team that produced the comic. “Comics have always addressed
serious issues,” he says.
Yeates contends that
the public is now more open to the idea that there might be something wrong
with the official story. “People were for a long time not willing to look
at it,” he says. “The implications of not believing the official story
was just too horrible for people; their brains just shut down.”
As new buildings
rise on the site of the World Trade Centre, 9/11 sceptics continue to agitate
for more investigations and dig out evidence they believe supports their ideas.
Like other recent
events in American history, from the Kennedy assassination to the Apollo moon
landing, there will always be those who reject the official version of 9/11 –
those who will always believe we are all victims of a big lie.
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