On September 11, 2001 our country was struck by a series of devastating, and remember able terrorist attacks. Many remember seeing devastating images and video, of some of our beloved country’s most prized landmarks being destroyed and crashed into by hijacked commercial airlines. Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda took away lives, security, and pride from our country that day, and things have never been the same since. This brings up a very controversial issue that has been addressed by a college student named Dylan Avery and a few of his friends who created a movie called “loose change” which addressed many 9/11 conspiracies. Three of the main conspiracies addressed are, the US Air Force was ordered to “stand down” on 9/11, or allow these attacks to happen, the impact of the plains could not have been enough to knock down both 110 story towers so explosives must have been detonated in the buildings at the same time of the impacts, and finally the use of “squibs” or controlled explosives, suggesting that the damage caused by the planes wasn’t all that caused the towers to collapse. There are no 9/11 conspiracies that can’t and haven’t already been debunked. Some believe that these attacks were thought out , and planned by our government in accordance with Osama Bin Laden and his group of terrorists know as Al Qaeda. On the other hand there are the “debunkers,” people who have disproved 9/11 conspiracies by reenacting, and researching the happenings of that day.
The first 9/11 conspiracy theory to be debunked is the claim that on September 11, 2001 the US Air Force was called off and told to “stand down.” In other words 9/11 conspiracy believers claim that our government told all Air Force pilots to stay on the ground that day. Further research shows that on that day there were only fourteen fighter jets on alert in the forty eight contiguous states. So where were the people and planes that were supposed to prevent things like this from happening? No computer...
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