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category international | sci-tech | other press author Sunday September 10, 2006 22:02author by R. Isible Report this post to the editors

Cockburn/Counterpunch intellectually flay 9/11 conspiracy theorists

Alexander Cockburn (eminence grise of the most exciting US political magazine) has a good 9/11 piece pointing out that the simple venality and inefficiency of Rudy Giuliani's local administration and Bush's national administration are being hidden behind a smokescreen created by illogical conspiracy nuts.

Cockburn draws attention to evidence presented in "Grand Illusion" which contradicts some of the most common theories, and also mentions in passing his own brother's (Patrick Cockburn, recently returned from Baghdad) reported viewing of photographs clearly showing a burning aeroplane at the pentagon crash site. More disturbingly he also shows a sinister link between the two most cited conspiranoids: Griffin and Tarpley.

Also of interest is this excellent article
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/ar...l.DTL
by Cinnamon Stillwell _The Truth About 9/11 Conspiracy Theories_ April 19th, 2006, which generalises categories of conspiracy types from some of the more common conspiranonsense and provides copious links to both the originators of this nonsense and some debunking of it.

"The mistaken belief that a handful of unexplained anomalies can undermine a well-established theory lies at the heart of all conspiratorial thinking (as well as creationism, Holocaust denial and the various crank theories of physics)" writes Michael Shermer in ScientificAmerican:
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=13&...F0000

Shermer goes on to cite a Popular Mechanics article
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/defense/1227842...age=1
which explains for example why, although aeroplane fuel only burns at 1,517 F (why can't they use SI units?) and steel requires a temperature of 2777F to burn, steel nevertheless loses 50% of it's strength at 1,200F.

Related Link: http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn09092006.html

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Sinister Connection between Tarpley & Griffin     Timgos    Mon Sep 11, 2006 09:21 
   The gatekeepers exposed     R. Isible    Mon Sep 11, 2006 13:42 
   Good feature from NYC indymedia     Chekov    Mon Sep 11, 2006 14:04 
   Kurt Nimmo replies to Cockburn     Timgos    Mon Sep 11, 2006 19:59 
   Nimmo appears confused about the simplest things     R. Isible    Mon Sep 11, 2006 21:43 
   Bandwagon     Seán Ryan    Mon Sep 11, 2006 23:46 
   Seek the simplest explanation     Rationalist    Tue Sep 12, 2006 02:09 
   Unpopular Mechanics.     Dagnamit    Tue Sep 12, 2006 18:49 
   It adds up more than your alternative     Rationalist    Wed Sep 13, 2006 06:15 
 10   Bunkum     another    Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:18 
 11   Don't like questions?     Healthy Skeptic    Wed Sep 13, 2006 13:49 
 12   www.st911.org     Morgan Stack    Tue Sep 26, 2006 07:32 
 13   Relevant     M Cotton    Sat Sep 30, 2006 23:32 
 14   works fine     redjade    Sun Oct 01, 2006 01:18 
 15   9/11 Conspiracy     Destiny's Soldier    Sun Oct 01, 2006 23:25 
 16   Morgan Stack     Destiny's Soldier    Sun Oct 01, 2006 23:34 


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