Conspiracy Theory

While we were not watching,
conspiracy theory has undergone Orwellian redefinition.

no longer means an event explained by a
conspiracy.  Instead, it now means any explanation,
or even a fact, that is out of step with the
government`s explanation and that of its media pimps.  

For example, online news broadcasts
of have been equated
with conspiracy theories by the New York Times simply
because RT reports news and opinions that the
New York Times
does not report and the US government does not endorse.

In other words, as truth becomes
uncomfortable for government and its Ministry of
Propaganda, truth is redefined as conspiracy theory, by
which is meant an absurd and laughable explanation that
we should ignore.

When piles of carefully researched
books, released government documents, and testimony of
eye witnesses made it clear that Oswald was not
President John F. Kennedy`s assassin, the voluminous
research, government documents, and verified testimony
was dismissed as
"conspiracy theory."

In other words, the truth of the
event was unacceptable to the authorities and to the
Ministry of Propaganda that represents the interests of

The purest example of how Americans
are shielded from truth is the media`s (including many
Internet sites`) response to the large number of
professionals who find the official explanation of
September 11, 2001, inconsistent with everything they,
as experts, know about physics, chemistry, structural
engineering, architecture, fires, structural damage, the
piloting of airplanes, the security procedures of the
United States, NORAD`s capabilities, air traffic
control, airport security, and other matters. 
These experts, numbering in the thousands, have been
shouted down by know-nothings in the media  who
brand the experts as

This despite the fact that the
official explanation endorsed by the official media is
the most extravagant conspiracy theory in human history.

Let`s take a minute to re-acquaint
ourselves with the official explanation, which is not
regarded as a conspiracy theory despite the fact that it
comprises an amazing conspiracy.  The official
truth is that a handful of young Muslim Arabs who could
not fly airplanes, mainly Saudi Arabians who came
neither from Iraq nor from Afghanistan, outwitted not
only the CIA and the FBI, but also all 16  US
intelligence agencies and all intelligence agencies of
US allies including Israel`s Mossad, which is believed
to have penetrated every terrorist organization and
which carries out assassinations of those whom Mossad
marks as terrorists.

In addition to outwitting every
intelligence agency of the United States and its allies,
the handful of young Saudi Arabians outwitted the
National Security Council, the State Department, NORAD,
airport security four times in the same hour on the same
morning,  air traffic control, caused the US Air
Force to be unable to launch interceptor aircraft, 
and caused three well-built steel-structured buildings,
including one not hit by an airplane, to fail suddenly
in a few seconds as a result of limited structural
damage and small, short-lived, low-temperature fires
that burned on a few floors. 

The Saudi terrorists were even able
to confound the laws of physics and cause WTC building
seven to collapse at free fall speed for several
seconds, a physical impossibility in the absence of
explosives used in controlled demolition.

The story that the government and
the media have told us amounts to a gigantic conspiracy,
really a script for a James Bond film. Yet, anyone who
doubts this improbable conspiracy theory is defined into
irrelevance by the obedient media.

Anyone who believes an architect,
structural engineer, or demolition expert who says that
the videos show that the buildings are blowing up, not
falling down, anyone who believes a Ph.D. physicist who
says that the official explanation is inconsistent with
known laws of physics, anyone who believes expert pilots
who testify that non-pilots or poorly-qualified pilots
cannot fly airplanes in such maneuvers, anyone who
believes the 100 or more first responders who testify
that they not only heard explosions in the towers but
personally experienced explosions, anyone who believes
University of Copenhagen nano-chemist Niels Harrit who
reports finding unreacted nano-thermite in dust samples
from the WTC towers, anyone who is convinced by experts
instead of by propaganda is dismissed as a kook.  

In America today, and increasingly
throughout the Western world, actual facts and true
explanations have been relegated to the realm of
kookiness.  Only people who believe lies are
socially approved and accepted as patriotic citizens.

Indeed, a writer or newscaster is
not even permitted to report the findings of 9/11
skeptics.  In other words, simply to report
Professor Harrit`s findings now means that you endorse
them or agree with them.  Everyone in the US print
and TV media knows that he/she will be instantly fired
if they report Harrit`s findings, even with a laugh.
Thus, although Harrit has reported his findings on
European television and has lectured widely on his
findings in Canadian universities, the fact that he and
the international scientific research team that he led
found unreacted nano-thermite in the WTC dust and have
offered samples to other scientists to examine has to my
knowledge never been reported in the American media.

Even Internet sites on which I am
among the readers` favorites will not allow me to report
on Harrit`s findings.

As I reported earlier, I myself had
experience with a Huffington Post reporter who was keen
to interview a Reagan presidential appointee who was in
disagreement with the Republican wars in the Middle
East.  After he published the interview that I
provided at his request, he was terrified to learn that
I had reported findings of 9/11 investigators. 

To protect his career, he quickly
inserted on the online interview that my views on the
Iraq and Afghanistan invasions could be dismissed as I
had reported unacceptable findings about 9/11.

The unwillingness or inability to
entertain any view of 9/11 different from the official
view dooms to impotence many Internet sites that are
opposed to the wars and to the rise of the domestic US
police state.  These sites, for whatever the
reasons, accept the government`s explanation of 9/11;
yet, they try to oppose the 
"war on terror"
and the police state which are the consequences of
accepting the government`s explanation. Trying to oppose
the consequences of an event whose explanation you
accept is an impossible task.

If you believe that America was
attacked by Muslim terrorists and is susceptible to
future attacks, then a
"war on terror" and a domestic police state to root out terrorists
become necessary to make Americans safe. The idea that a
domestic police state and open-ended war might be more
dangerous threats to Americans than terrorists is an
impermissible thought.  

A country whose population has been
trained to accept the government`s word and to shun
those who question it is a country without liberty in
its future.

Paul Craig Roberts

was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during
President Reagan`s first term.  He was Associate
Editor of the
Wall Street Journal.  He has
held numerous academic appointments, including the
William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and
International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford
University. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French
President Francois Mitterrand. He is the author of

Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington
and the Soviet Economy


Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy
and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of

The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
. Click


for Peter Brimelow`s
Forbes Magazine
interview with Roberts about the epidemic of
prosecutorial misconduct.