9/11 Conspiracy Theory–Insane or Insightful?

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

I keep coming back to one question in the 9/11 conspiracy story: How did two jets knock down three New York City skyscrapers?  The jets only hit two buildings, and that is a fact.  I have posted a video from the group “RememberBuilding7.org” on the USAWatchdog.com site.  (Click here to see Building 7 implode.)  It clearly shows Building 7 of the World Trade Center imploding straight down, as if it was a controlled demolition.  I am not an expert, but it sure looks like that to me.  I, also, ran across this video from Corbettreport.com that summarizes the entire 9/11 conspiracy in less than 5 minutes. It was done on the 9/11 ten year anniversary.  I found it very well done and factually spot on, although it goes by fast, so you must watch closely.   Give it a look for yourself.  Do you think the 9/11 conspiracy theory is insane or insightful?—Greg Hunter.

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  1. brian

    i have also questioned #7 and its collapse. the reason the 1st 2 towers fell, they say;was due to the jet fuel and structural damage. although ALL steel buildings are rated to sustain heat at much higher temperatures, the experts say that the fuel along with the combustable items could have generated enough heat to cause a collapse. I dont agree but lets just say for arguments sake that they are right. what about 7? no fuel, some damage from the other building hitting it but nothing to the extent that the first 2 towers endured.
    I would also like any of your readers to dig up another instance where a U.S. made steel building collaped in a vertical heap from fire damage….ever….in the history of america. then i would ask someone to give me evidence of any steel building in the world collaping from fire damage. it just doesn’t add up.

    • devon

      Very interesting/disturbing. Could someone please answer my question?
      What happened to Todd Beamer, “let’s roll” fame and the hundreds of passengers and flight crews of those planes? Where are they?

      • Scott

        Only the guilty know for sure. That “let’s roll” is so typical when they manufacture a story of heroism. Supposedly those were Pat Tillman’s last words as well. I think the suicidal Muslim martyrs/hijacking story was manufactured. Look up the now declassified ‘Operation Northwoods’ document, where the Joint Chiefs of Staff tried to create the pretext for an invasion of Cuba. That seems to provide a blueprint for the 9-11 attacks 4 decades later:

        “It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircrat attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States… An aircraft at Eglin AFB would be painted as an exact duplicate for a civil registered aircraft… At a designatied time the duplicate would be substituted for the actual civil aircraft and would be loaded with selected passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases. The actual aircraft would be converted to a drone… Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of indignation.”

      • Radar

        Thoughtful article, on the question of passengers, over at VT:

        The 9/11 Passenger Paradox: What happened to Flight 93?

      • Robert E. Salt

        To the best of my knowledge Flight 93 landed in Cleveland. Nothing wound up in that tiny hole in Shanksville. You’ll have to use your imagination as to what happened to the crew and passengers.

    • JH

      Greg et al:

      I believe we’re all interested in 911 for many reasons, but from a structural/engineering perspective Popular Mechanics has done the best job of debunking the many (perhaps too many) questions of the tragedy.

      Here is a link:

      Additionally, if you find the Pre-forward printed at a later date, you’ll find that even attempting to have a rational discussion on this subject can be virtually impossible as the authors quickly found out.


      • jim parker

        Nobody uses the Popular Mechanics arguments anymore. They avoid the difficult questions while attacking the wild conspiracy theories.

      • Scott

        ‘Popular Mechanics’ is a Hearst owned propaganda rag. Read David Griffin’s “Debunking 9-11 Debunking” where he counters every one of their arguments and points out their numerous ommissions.

        Fact: Shortly after 9-11, the editor and most of the staff at PM were replaced.

        • Pat

          David Ray Griffin? You mean the guy who brought us cognitive infiltration and the Cass Sunstein boogeyman? Please. If the guy’s not smart enough to stay clear of the Barnes Review, his opinion’s about 9/11 are worth squat.


          • Edward Rynearson

            “In the United States today, the phrase `conspiracy theory’ functions as a sort of giant cudgel, used to scare us out of talking openly about a broad (and ever-growing) range of scandals that the powerful cannot afford to let the people comprehend. In this new book, David Ray Griffin takes devastating aim at that repressive tactic, exposing it for what it really is. All those who cherish democracy, and intellectual freedom, owe it to themselves to read this brave analysis—and owe its author their sincerest thanks.” — Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Culture and Communication, New York University


        • Henry

          JH, Popular mechanics does not explain WTC7’s free fall and symmetric drop, nor what caused the massive central core structures of the towers to disintegrate. They don’t explain the molten metal, either. Nor the presence of highly refined military grade nano thermetic material in steel and dust samples. Also, They ignore the eutectic (molten and vaporized) steel documented in the video below.


          Also, are you aware that PM’s “senior researcher” was 25 year old Ben Chertoff, a cousin of Michael Chertoff, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security? He has no formal education in engineering or physics, either.

          • pebble garden

            Exactly so, Henry. Well said.

            I think it’s pretty obvious the whole event was staged, and scientifically designed to push the American peoples Fear button.

            I mean, come on. Just look at the date. 9-11? No Arab terrorist came up with that? It’s an obvious psyop, creating an instant and unavoidable association with “danger” and “save me!” The same people who came up with “Shock and Awe” (Shekinah) to ire the victims of their horrendous military attacks.

      • jp

        For a better proof of 9/11 operation look at the Pentagon’s “C” ring hole …

        Popular Mechanics says, landing gear of a plane punched it …


        But, after watching FBI’s videos taken inside of the Pentagon, it’s obvious that they lied again …


      • Brian

        Popular Mechanics is a tabloid pop culture magazine. It certainly is entertaining, especially with things like covering future concept planes and cars, etc… But Popular Mechanics is not science which could be introduced into a court of law as a legal argument. I would recommend looking into Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (ae911truth (dot) org). There you’ll find thousands of professional Architects and Engineers who have deeply examined the collapses and the evidence of Nano-Thermiteand and they’ve concluded beyond a doubt that the three towers were controlled demolition. As well, Daniel Jewenko, one of the top Controlled Demolition experts in the world has publicly stated that WTC 7 is unquestionably a Controlled Demolition. The group of Engineers and Architects do not get involved with Conspiracy Theories or who is responsible for the Controlled Demolition, they merely prove Controlled Demolition. It is unpleasant to think who might really have been behind those building collapses, but nobody should ever be afraid the truth, no matter what it is.

        • Jeffrey Orling RA


          There are not thousands of engineers and architects who have signed AE911T’s petition… and few structural engineers… less than 100 or so. I don’t know the exact number.

          I do know that the signers have NOT examined the details of the destruction and most have only a casual acquaintance with the event… just like the general public. A few have studied it.

          All signers believe that the official story was flawed and deceptive, incomplete and inaccurate and are demanding a new investigation.

          Asserting the the destruction of the 3 towers were controlled demolitions IS a conspiracy theory and AE911T pretty much is asserting that it was a MIHOP… an inside job.. made to happen on purpose but not by who we were told did it.

          There are some many bogus explanations even coming from engineers who have not studied the structure nor the observables and are offering opinions.. that includes Danny Jowenko and other experts.

          Even AE911T has not produced a building performance study or forensic analysis. They cited tell tale signs of CD and said looks like a duck so it’s a duck. That’s not a forensic study nor a building performance study. It’s conspiracy PR… masquerading to look “serious”.

          You’ve bought the snake oil.

          • Henry

            Jeffrey, when you speak about non existent 8 hour fuel oil fires and curtain walls in WTC7, and pancaking floors racing through the towers producing “400 mph mega force tornado winds”, and you completely fail to understand that free fall acceleration can only take place when there is no structural support, thereby proving demolition beyond any and all doubt, it’s quite clear who is pushing snake oil, and it’s not the thousand plus experts at http://ae911truth.org

      • Salvador

        I think popular mechanics debunking has been sufficiently debunked at this point.

    • Crabjuice

      “I would also like any of your readers to dig up another instance where a U.S. made steel building collaped in a vertical heap from fire damage…”

      I probably could if there ever was a prior instance of a fully loaded and fueled commercial passenger jet that slammed into a U.S. made steel building.

      • Henry

        “Crabjuice”, WTC7’s massive, hurricane and earth quake resistant, highly resilient, reinforced, and over engineered steel frame suddenly crushed itself at the same rate it would have fallen through air. No fully loaded and fueled commercial passenger jets slammed into WTC7, and it was not significant;y damaged by debris impacts from the tower demolitions. All it had were some ordinary, isolated office fires on a few floors.
        The false flag attack of 9-11 (911) was likely the most significant and pivotal event to take place in your lifetime. It’s a topic worthy of some fundamental research, don’t you think? Why not start with WTC7?


    • TXPatriot

      Just show us the damn Pentagon surveillance videos. All will be cool at
      that point.

  2. Scott

    That’s a great clip, Greg. Thanks for posting it.

    Building 7 is the “smoking gun” that proves the use of controlled demolitions. The symmetrical freefall implosion of that 47 story building into its own footprint could not have been caused by jet fuel, nor could that account for the destruction of the North and South Towers. It takes 2,800 degrees to melt steel, and the fires at the World Trade Center never surpassed 800 degrees (that’s not even hot enough to weaken steel, regardless of what the NIST, the MSM, ‘Popular Mechanics’ and ‘Frontline’ attempt to pass off as truth). There was still molten steel burning in lower Manhattan for more than 3 weeks after the attacks. The use of nano-thermite has been confirmed by a number of physicists who tested the residue from ground zero. The planes (possibly drones) were just a sideshow. The collapses were caused by well placed explosives and incendiaries. What could possibly account for enormous steel beams (heavier than the airplanes) hurling out hundreds of feet into adjacent buildings like Deutshe Bank and WTC 7?… Almost 1,700 licensed architects and engineers have petitioned for a new investigation into these mysterious collapses that defy all known laws of physics and thermodynamics: http://www.ae911truth.org/

    The two hour stand-down in air defenses, which allowed the Pentagon to be struck also needs a clear explanation (among many other unanswered questions). That’s the most heavily protected air space in the world. It’s only 10 miles from Andrew’s Air Force Base and is protected by ant-aircraft missile batteries.

    • Greg

      Thank you Scott, Ken and Tom H.

  3. Ken

    I agree with you here Greg.

    WTC Building 7 is the smoking gun, and achilles heel Official Dogma.

    EVERYONE who looks at this issue should focus on that. There are many other good arguments against the Official Dogma, but the symmetrical and free fall collapse of WTC is something that the government simply can’t fit into its fair tale.

    They try to ignore it, and I find many people who still don’t know there was even a 3rd building that fell that day. When I tell them, they are confused, or think I’m confused, and often try to deny it because it’s something that they haven’t heard before.

    That is a failure of the Whore Media, but an opportunity for us. We don’t have to go into complicated theories and analysis. All we have to do is tell the truth about WTC 7, that’s it. No conspiracy theories need apply.


  4. Tregonsee

    Insane. Period.

    • Robert

      Wow! That’s some deep thinking. You want to give us a little clue as to why you think it is insane to question the official story, which does not explain the events of the day? Have you ever looked at Building 7 drop? A child can tell that’s controlled demolition. And careful analysis shows that it dropped at free fall, a point the government was forced to admit. This can only happen when there is nothing holding the building up. And there is only one way to remove all the support for a building simultaneously: controlled demolition.

  5. Art Barnes

    Greg, I think I remember Osama on video admitting the attacks just after 911. After the fist hit of one of the towers he told a another one of his group “just wait” there will be more, and, of course, there was. If all the above is true, then the video had to have been faked, which I don’t think it was.

    • Socrates

      OBL has denied MANY, many times that his forces did 9/11. Problem is, we don’t get that info in US. There are more than a half dozen interviews with him where he denied any participation.

  6. Doug Cowlthorp

    Thanks for posting this very important and totally ignored reality. Anyone that wants to look at the evidence with an open mind cannot help but ask a huge number of questions that have just been completely covered up. Just as in the picture that accompanies this piece, all those flames are burning jet fuel! That is a lot of fuel burning OUTSIDE of the tower. Now how can any remaining (small amount if any)fuel burn at such a rate and intensity to bring down that tower about 30 minutes later. Complete BS, and tower 7 is even more of a BS story. They even have one of the people on tape saying that they had to “bring it down” ie controlled demolition. Look at all the crazy new laws and freedom killing legislation your country has brought in in the name of 911. Scary.

  7. sensetti

    Sorry Greg
    My post should have read;
    I never have been able to reconcile WTC 7, that building dropping like it did makes no sense at all.

  8. Robert Hamburger

    Hi Greg. What about the Pentagon??? Google pictures of the Pentagon on 9/11 – the fire trucks are up against the building – where the wings, 2nd half of the fuselage, and tail of the plane should have been given the size of the hole in the building. That’s right, the hole in the Pentagon was only big enough for the front part of the fuselage, which would have left the back half of the plane to fall just short of the building. And yet not one scar on the ground against the building.

    The “official” explanation is that the heat of the jet fuel destroyed the plane, in full. Yet look more closely at the photos. The contents of the offices alongside the hole in the building, including papers on a desk, are intact and unburned. I think such would be an impossibility given the heat of a jet fuel fire.

    Am I suggesting that the idea of plane flying into the Pentagon is one of the greatest con jobs of all times? Looking at the photos I have no other suggestion.

    And what does it say about American Society that the top leaders (Bush/Cheney) were then allowed to testify not under oath.


    • Robert

      If we the people (or the MSM) really wanted to know what happened at the Pentagon, we would demand the video records that they confiscated that day. A building like the pentagon has video surveillance from many cameras, and I have read that something like 80 video camera records from surrounding buildings were seized by the FBI. Show me the video of the plane hitting the building. Should be simple in a free and open society, right?

      The Pentagon incident whatever it was, killed the accountants who, according to Rumsfeld at a press conference the day before, had found that 2.3 TRILLION dollars could not be accounted for. That’ll teach them to keep tabs on the military/industrial complex.

      Also a hit on the Pentagon certainly helped to get the rest of the military/washington folks motivated for the coming wars. All part of the psy op by the rogue element at the top.

  9. droidX-G

    This one is laughable insane

  10. AndyB

    Greg: Those in control must assume that there are few left who can engage in critical thinking. The lack of airplane wreckage at all 3 sites; the confiscation of all video surveillance tapes at the Pentagon; the fact that cell phones of the day were not powerful enough to call from in-flight airplanes; the NORAD standdown; the BBC broadcast from NY studios that announced the destruction of WTC7 even as the camera showed it still standing, etc etc etc. So many lies, so little true investigation. And worse yet: a multi 1000 page Patriot Act, totally destroying our cherished Bill of Rights, appears within days.

  11. Elizabeth Hanson

    Hi Greg—

    I looked into 9/11 for probably 200 hours. I’m a Linguist by training so my mind looks dispassionately at cause and effect, patterns and probabilities. I’ve reached the conclusion that 9/11 was allowed to happen and that many people benefited. Without 9/11 we wouldn’t be in this mess today… and with the huge disparity of income, the wars, the loss of civil liberties.

    Oddly, most people won’t look at 9/11. They think you are a nut. Manning a table displaying books at a 9/11 event last year, I was approached by a man who looked at me and in all serious said, “Are you sure you want to be doing this? Aren’t you scared?”

    That’s the thing about me Greg. I ain’t scared. 🙂 Thank you so much for posting on 9/11.

    • Greg

      Thank you Elizabeth and Navy91!

  12. Navy91

    I’m sitting on the fence with the whole conspiracy theory thing. I agree that WTC7 looks like a controlled demolition. I have no other idea what could (realistically) have happened to WTC7. I believe that it is possible that the whole attack was staged. But I keep coming back to one question… why? Why would people in our government stage such an attack?


    • jay

      To set off a chain of events leading to a one world money,and controll over all people.Just look at where we were 12 yrs ago and where we are today. all caused by 911,and reactions to it.

      • true

        All of the wars and laws taking away rights including the NDAA which amounts to secret arrests and torture or murder of american citizens, could not have been passed off on the public without 911.

    • callemasiseeum

      Navy91 (Mark),

      The question of “Why 9/11” is one that may never be answered until, if ever, every intelligence document becomes public, or the real plotters come forward and even then can we ever trust what they say. I will note that not knowing the answer is not mutually exclusive to the existence of the crime. Motive is not required to prove guilt in a court of law. G.W. Bush told us on 9/11 it was because of our freedoms. I suppose that reason sits under the piles of Iraqi WMDs.

      Certainly, I have no answer to that question, but there are some things to consider. Our intelligence service regularly uses assassination, political insurrection, coups, and all manner of deceitful methods to undermine foreign governments. It isn’t a far stretch that they would use those methods here in the US. The release of the documents for Operation Northwoods clearly demonstrates they do.

      From a military point of view, our top brass my have considered the 9/11 event as a “necessary evil” for the better good. I understand how that must sound, but from a global point of view it can make perfect sense. If our top military/political/financial leaders had some reason to believe we had to capture territory in the mid-east and/or central Asia for purposes of securing resources essential to our security, our dependence on foreign oil comes to mind first, then a trade-off of 3,000 (while minimizing financial losses using insurance and insider trading) may be deemed as acceptable.

      There is also the nefarious goals of the Global Domination Project (yes it is real) which could consider a 9/11 like event as needed. Google PNAC: New American Century which claims a “new pearl harbor” would be needed to accelerate military spending/advances. See this interview http://www.wagingpeace.org/articles/2003/04/18_falk-interview.htm

      Another possible reason is cover up or to perpetuate an even bigger lie. I know what you must be thinking “A BIGGER LIE!?” Yes, there is even a bigger lie our gov’t continues to perpetuate. The grand daddy of ’em all, and that is our debt based fiat currency is, by any definition, a ponzi scheme. And it is a ponzi scheme of global proportion. Try reading the short book by Marc Plummer, Dishonest Money, found at amazon. This article is a good place to start too. http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/ron-hera/fifteen-fundamental-problems-with-fiat-currencies

      I know its a lot take in, but there are many many reasons why. Too many to mention and I just mentioned the prospects in my judgement. I hope one day we’ll know for sure before I die. Good luck.

  13. xxxxx

    The whole world knows 9/11 was a inside job. The whole world knows American bankers can’t be trusted.
    So when people talk about saving the dollar I just LOL,because you can’t have a money system in a lawless land.
    As a old Ironworker who spend his life raising steel. I was home on 9/11 watching the towers on fire. If you watch the floors above the damage,they started to lean.
    We called steel falling over[ heading for the street], just as the top floors were tipping over the building turn to dust.
    I was glad when many educated people who understand engineering came out and said the 9/11 report is BS.
    Yes Greg, the country leaders and MSM are killers and lairs. The whole world knows the truth. Other nations can’t trust banking and trading with a lawless nation like America. This is why the truth must come out sooner are later, no rule of law no money system.
    It’s simple I will trade with anyone who is honest but cheat me once and that’s it. Countries are no different then people.

  14. DayOwl

    1. The official stories never quite added up.

    2. It was awfully convenient for the politicians in power and their agenda. (I had this thought just days after the event.)

    I vote for: Insightful.

  15. M SMITH

    Greg, they forgot to mention the large sum of gold bars removed from building #7 just days before the building collapse. I wish I knew the links pointing to the movement of 16 or 60 metric tons of gold bars & where/whom it was shipped to! I sure one of your readers will remember & provide the info about why/when/where the gold went! If not I will find the link & post it here.

    Now a story most will never hear about. After the fed came out with it’s no QE, a friend who works in sales at a large bullion dealer in the U.S. gave me call & the chat turned to the big drop in PM’s prices. As soon as gold & silver hit their lows, huge orders for physical started coming in from Asia/China. We are not talking about a monster box, we are talking about 500 plus monster boxs of ASE’s to one person & huge quantities of AGE’s, gold bars, Mapels all leaving the U.S. to private buyers in China & Asia. He also reported, there was very little selling of PM’s except some 90% U.S. coins. This is no false report, he said this has become the norm as the fed & bullion banks do their take downs of PM’s. China & other private citizens from Asian nations come in & buy huge amounts of gold & silver coinage that needs no assay like kilo bars do. When it come time to sell, this is what my friend told me. The company he works for will buy & pay for coins that were minted in the U.S. & Canada first, then bars take longer to get paid for because of the time to get assayed, then scrap comes last, so owning the right form of PM’s means how fast you are able to exchange them for fiat, if needed! He did not recomend selling any gold unless it was scrap & then buy U.S.gold AGE’s & ASE’s with the money you get for scrap. Great advise I would say!
    Have a great day folks!

  16. Jeff S.

    I have no doubt whatsoever there’s been a massive cover-up over 9/11. I strongly suspect if the American people ever learn the full truth, there very well might be an armed insurrection against our government and maybe even against some of our so-called allies.