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Reflections on 9.11: Was 9.11 a Conspiracy or Reality?

On the 10th anniversary of 9.11, Xinhua published a series of articles reflecting on the impact of 9.11 on the United States and on the world. One of the articles was titled “9.11, Was It a Conspiracy or Reality?” According to the article, over the past 10 years, the conspiracy theory of 9.11 has never been laid to rest. Who was behind the hijacking of the airplanes? Was it 19 Arabs or the U.S. Government? The article said there was a group of 75 senior scientists and famous professors who came together to try to expose the truth of 9.11. Their theory was that 9.11 was an inside operation organized by a group of conservatives in order to come up with an excuse to attack Iraq and Afghanistan. The ultimate goal was for the U.S. to increase its world power.

The article disclosed additional sources supporting the conspiracy theory, including the results a Scripps Howard poll in 2006 which showed that 36 percent of Americans believe that the U.S. government participated in the 9.11 conspiracy. It also quoted a book titled 9/11: the Big Lie which sold over 200,000 copies in France. The book claimed that various 9.11 conspiracy theories are still surfacing in the U.S. They sew distrust between the people and the government and have caused a distraction in people’s lives.

Source: Xinhua, September 11, 2011