The Conspiracy Theories Of 9 / 11 Essay

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On September 11, 2001, 19 people hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against their targets.. Two of the planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters. (“9/11 attacks”2010). The conspiracy theories started just days after the September 11, 2001 attack. The conspiracies were easy to spread fast when using the internet and they became more and more elaborate as time went on. The most popular 9/11 conspiracy theory is that 9/11 was orchestrated by the American government. Although the majority of the hijackers of the planes were not experienced pilots they could in fact pull off successfully guiding the planes into three out of the four targets. Those who believe that 9/11 was done by the American Government say that it would have been impossible for the hijackers to maneuver the planes well enough to hit 3 out of their 4 targets because the majority of the hijackers were not experienced pilots. It is true that only four of the hijackers were trained to fly, which allows one trained hijacker per plane; three of the four trained hijackers obtained their pilot’s licence while the fourth, Hani Hanjour, had a private and commercial license. (“Top 5 9/11 Truther
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