When I was younger I was a big conspiracy theory nut. I believed there was a second gunman behind every corner. A man in black driving every car that was following me a little too close. Black helicopters. Chem trails. The “other” Paul McCartney. All those women who wouldn’t sleep with me. There was a cabal of shadowy figures pulling the strings at every critical moment in history. And so forth and so on.

As I got older, however, I found myself believing less and less in that stuff. Oswald acted alone. Those really were just weather balloons at Roswell. And girls in college wouldn’t go out with me because they had mental problems. Conspiracy theories are big business with books and movies and such but when you get past all the smoke there’s really not a whole lot of fire.

I know my post from last year about September 11th drew a lot of feedback from readers. This year I have decided to tackle another aspect of September 11th, 2001 which is still very much alive in popular culture today: the notion that it was all some kind of conspiracy initiated and executed by our government. An “inside job” if you will.



I’ve had more than a few people tell me they find it unbelievable that 19 guys could choose to commit suicide by flying jetliners into buildings. They are convinced that those planes were remotely controlled.

Take a good long look at what we have brought to the Middle East over the last century: war, gross disparities between rich and poor, pollution both environmental and cultural as well as a basic sense that they are our pawns in a much larger game. If someone did that to me I would probably be angry enough that I would sacrifice my life to hurt them. After all, we haven’t left them with anything to lose.



Insurance companies. Investment bankers. People who do lots of math for a living. The military. These are pretty reliably conservative people. And they also represent the lion’s share of the casualties on 9/11. What’s more, the attacks helped send America into one of the worst economic slumps prior to our current mess. At any rate I just think that if the wingnuts were going to try and start a war like that they would have flown planes into Berkeley or the New York Times building or PBS headquarters and not the icons of right wing America.

True, 9/11 opened the floodgates for neocons to run amok. But, all they succeeded in doing was destroying the stock market (which is how they make their money), breaking the military they would have needed to steal everyone’s oil with and pretty much assuring that the American public will not go along with their agenda again for a generation. One only has to look at the complete disaster which results whenever they are in power. Which, incidentally, kind of brings me to my next point:



Whenever people talk to me about government cover-ups and the like, I remind them of all the conspiracies which failed miserably like Watergate or Iran-Contra. Despite originating at the highest levels of power they became public knowledge in about ten fucking minutes.

Katrina. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The financial crisis. The occupation of Iraq. Our government could fuck up a cup of coffee. Had they tried to pull off something like 9/11 they would have screwed it up somehow. The planes would have gotten lost or missed the buildings altogether. The passengers who were supposedly “disposed of” somewhere else would have probably ended up on 60 Minutes. Someone would have left their government ID at the scene.



People in this country think they’re from goddamn Krypton or something. Conspiracy theorists are quick to argue that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were indestructible and that no way could a few jetliners do that kind of damage or kill that many people. No way could a bunch of dudes from the Middle East manage to circumvent our intelligence and national security apparatuses. Surely they had help or some level of cooperation in our own government.

No, they didn’t. Looking at America from the outside it’s actually a fucking miracle something like this didn’t happen long before it did. We are just as flawed and easily fooled as anyone else in the world under the right circumstances. And we got caught with our pants down and our dicks in a glory hole with a West Hollywood shemale on the other side.



As much as we want to dehumanize our enemies and depict them as a bunch of toothless morons living in caves sodomizing goats and waving Kalashnikovs over their heads, the truth is much different. The leaders of the four 9/11 cells were all college graduates with degrees in everything from engineering to advanced mathematics. Al-Qaeda’s number two and chief strategist, Ayman Zawahiri, is a goddamn M.D. They also managed to kick the asses of the Soviet Union and every other local government that tried to take them out.

Yeah, they’re fucking off-their-rockers insane. But, that doesn’t mean they can’t think intelligently, creatively and analytically. As much as we don’t want to admit it the 9/11 attacks were ingeniously devised. As Michael Corleone once said, you should never hate your enemies. It clouds your judgment.


3 Responses to “FIVE REASONS 9/11 WAS NOT AN “INSIDE JOB””

  1. May 6, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    I think that what you wrote was actually very logical.
    But, what about this? what if you added a little information?
    I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your website, but suppose you added a post title to maybe get folk’s attention?
    I mean FIVE REASONS 9/11 WAS NOT AN “INSIDE JOB” | Magnus Greel is a little plain.
    You could glance at Yahoo’s front page and note how they write post titles to get people to click. You might add a related video or a picture or two to grab readers excited about what you’ve written.

    In my opinion, it might bring your posts a little livelier.

  2. January 20, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    If there was a cover up of 9/11 being orchestrated from the inside. what would be the strong motive/reason for such a thing?

    i’m not looking for ANY evidence at all – only what the reasons could possibly be. because i can’t think of any.

    • October 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Watch “Jews admit to destroying the white race” on youtube. Watch the video called “Cab Driver Involved In 9/11 Pentagon Attack Admits “It Was Planned” VERY INTERESTING!! “

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