[The following is an extension of a PM I sent to Acombfosho concerning 9/11. Nazis and creationists will be mentioned. If the DC mods think this is in bad taste, feel free to lock and/or delete.]
If we understand a process, we can ask the right questions.
People aren't as endlessly manipulable and prone to evil as we assume at times (listen to the real Stanley Milgram experiments starting @ 8:20):
Evil is a learned response. It has religious and philosophical roots. It doesn't just randomly happen because someone in power wants more power. If we understand why the Nazis did what they did, we can then see if the same environment for socializing an evil mindset is happening to people in the U.S. government who would be complicit in plotting or letting other people attack their own people.
If we can't explain how not only the leaders, but the ground troops actually setting up demolitions who are complicit in performing the evil acts are rationalizing and defending their acts through some belief in a greater good, the inside job theory does not make sense.
Acombfosho, you believe you're performing a greater good by spreading the alternative theory of 9/11. You're willing to make sacrifices, namely your public reputation, in order for a greater good. This is very basic human nature. Strong beliefs want to propagate. I also believe I'm doing a greater good by steering people away from bad thinking, and I want to spread my message as well.
Terrorists have strong beliefs, and they want to spread their message to others publicly. The Nazis had strong beliefs, and they wanted to spread their message to others publicly.
But if the alternative theory of 9/11 is true, now we have a group of people with similarly strong beliefs who choose to hide in secrecy and subterfuge and false flags. This is a very big problem for the alternative theory as it contradicts what we know about basic human behavior.
Also, according to the Stanley Milgram experiments, the ground troops who are part of the conspiracy need to be convinced of this same belief that killing thousands of fellow citizens will be for a greater good or else they will not follow orders. An obscure policy paper for a new American empire is only of academic interest. Something like that doesn't make Joe in Bravo Company want to blow up fellow Americans. In order to inculcate such a belief, there has to be visceral media, songs, TV, magazines, things the common man can understand. And even more importantly, once they believe in such a thing, they will want to spread that message to even more people because they believe it's for a greater good. I don't think even FOX news is this bad yet (but i could be wrong since i never watch it).
And aside from the detonation crew, we're forgetting these other people who need to be part of this conspiracy:
-The Bush Administration
-The NYC Fire fighters
-The NYC Police department
-The NYC port Authority
-All the people in the Pentagon
-The more than 1,600 widows and widowers of 9/11 who would rather have investigations of the decisions which led to the terrorist getting away with this.
-The photographers from around the world who took pictures of the towers
-Everyone in the NIST
-NY Governor Pataki
-The NY city scrap yards
-EVERY STRUCTURAL ENGINEER IN THE WORLD who doesn't write a paper for a mainstream peer reviewed journal saying the towers were brought down and could not have fallen due to fire.
-The liberals who don't believe the towers were brought down. (Like me) They're helping a neo-con cover-up the largest mass murder in this nation’s history. Why? No clue...
-The American Society of Civil Engineers
-The Silverstein Group
-Silverstein's Insurance Company
-American Airlines (Pentagon)
-United Airlines (Pentagon)
-Logan, Newark and Dulles Airport
-Scientists and engineers who developed the remote control plane technology
-Installers of the remote control devices in the planes (Pentagon)
-Remote controllers of the planes (Pentagon)
-Scientists and engineers who developed the new demolition technology
-Installers of the demolitions devices in the three buildings
-People who worked at the company(s) the installers used as cover
-Airphone etc employees who said they got calls from passengers (Pentagon)
-Faux friends and relatives of the faux passengers or just the faux relatives who claim to have been called by their loved ones or just the psyops who fooled relatives into thinking they really were their loved ones. (Pentagon)
The most defensible alternative theory of 9/11 imo would be a shadow group whose only action is to funnel money to terrorist organizations to disrupt and manipulate nations. It requires the least micro-managing of events where there are mishaps and witnesses. Everybody other than the shadow group just does their normal thing, no socialization or secrecy needed. They attack us, we attack them, the military-industrial complex profits.
But this shadow group still has the problem of not acting like human beings because they do evil things only because it's evil. Or, if they believe what they're doing is for a greater good, they keep it to themselves or in obscure policy papers. So we can only know of their existence through the evidence of their evil machinations. Deities also use this tactic. Seemingly all powerful, invisible beings who for some unknown reason choose to only leave clues rather than spread their message personally.
These invisible puppet masters, neocons, illuminati, whatever you want to call them, they're just another version of God.
"To be sure, the doctrine of a personal God interfering with the natural events could never be refuted, in the real sense, by science, for this doctrine can always take refuge in those domains in which scientific knowledge has not yet been able to set foot. But I am persuaded that such behaviour on the part of the representatives of religion would not only be unworthy but also fatal. For a doctrine which is able to maintain itself not in clear light but only in the dark, will of necessity lose its effect on mankind, with incalculable harm to human progress."
- Albert Einstein, Science and Religion (1941)