There’s a fairly popular comedian I became familiar with by watching his YouTube videos.
Bill Burr made a name for himself by being blunt-speaking to the point of being offensive, and I really liked it. Burr was one of the few comedians who was still saying what came to mind, regardless of who or what was offended by his jokes.
However, a few weeks ago I was listening to a radio interview with him, and the interview strayed off topic a bit. He brought up the topic of Burr’s denial of 9-11 facts. That is, a group of religious fundamentalists booked some flying lessons and then conspired to hi-jack several commercial jets and, on Sept. 11, 2001, flew them into the World Trade Centre towers and other targets.
Bill Burr isn’t sure he believes that story, though. Bill Burr thinks there could be a lot more to it than that. After hearing this I lost all respect for this guy and began to mull the possibility Bill Burr is a moron.
Bill Burr thinks the FBI and other major police organizations at the very least got their investigations wrong by missing evidence and at worst conspired along with thousands of other government employees to murder thousands of people in the 9-11 attacks.
I’m sure Bill Burr’s investigative powers are second to none. However, the 9-11 attacks were thoroughly investigated and, yes, the attacks were the result of a group of Islamic terrorists and their carefully planned conspiracy.
I don’t really have room here to go into as much depth as I’d like to look at evidence that proves Middle Eastern Islamic terrorists were behind the 9-11 attacks. But I can mention a couple things.
The first is that video-recordings of the Twin Towers collapsing show no proof the towers were demolished by explosives planted by operatives under the command of President George Bush. The buildings do show, however, the impact of the jets which were full of jet fuel. The buildings survived the impacts, but could not survive the burning jet fuel, which weakened their inner structure and led to floors collapsing on each other like pancakes.
Another point conspiracy theorists make is that little or no aluminum was found. Aluminum from the jet bodies should be in the ruins say conspiracy theorists. That’s proves a conspiracy.
They are wrong, and this point really proves how dumb conspiracy theorists are. Aluminum is flammable. Yes, it burns readily, and the temperatures inside the Twin Towers with all that burning jet fuel meant little or no aluminum would be left. Dummies.
Now, anyone whose thought patterns are based in reality can sit and argue with conspiracy nuts like Bill Burr and Green Party leader Elizabeth May all day, and it doesn’t seem to matter what the evidence says.
It seems to me conspiracy theorists are more concerned with hate; they hate people like President George Bush, and are obsessed with anything that can damage their target’s reputation or harm their target in any way.
It’s just too bad their nutty theories get more attention than facts and evidence.
If you’d like to read a great article debunking 9-11 conspiracy theories, check this one out on The Skeptic’s Dictionary: http://skepdic.com/911conspiracy.html
Stu Salkeld is editor of The Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer and writes a regular column for the paper.