I'm not a conspiracy theorist.So said Richard Gage to Kim Hill on Radio NZ this morning. Gage is in New Zealand to talk about what he thinks really happened on 9/11. He claims there is irrefutable evidence that the Twin Towers and Tower 7 were brought down by a series of controlled explosions.
Gage claims the existence of nano-thermite in the rubble of the buildings proves the existence of a controlled demolition. He also claims the laws of physics prove the official story is untrue.
Despite this, there are numerous websites devoted to debunking the claims of the 911 “truth” movement, such as http://www.debunking911.com/. Just about every claim made by Gage about 9/11 has been refuted.
If you aren’t a scientist or engineer it could be quite easy for you to be taken in by his theories. But here’s the trouble: to believe the controlled-explosion theory you must also believe there was an enormous conspiracy in place to plan the attack; and that the hundreds, or even thousands, who must have been involved have all maintained a stony silence to this day.
Here are some of the things you have to admit to believing if you are prepared to give credence to Gage’s theories:
- The video footage of Osama Bin Laden admitting responsibility for the attack after 9/11 is a fake.
- The BBC and CNN announced the collapse of Building 7 20 minutes before it happened. So they had to be in on the conspiracy.
- The planes that hit the Twin Towers were remotely controlled. There were no terrorist hijackers. So all the evidence that hijackers boarded and took control of the planes is false. Presumably all of the flight records and passenger manifests have also be falsified.
- FEMA just happened to be nearby at the time, doing a drill. Hardly a coincidence. So they were in on it.
- The Twin Towers lifts were being upgraded at the time of the attack. The elevator contractors must have been laying explosive wire – so they knew. It would have been a major job too – not just one guy laying cables.
- The building security people must have been aware as well, to have allowed the explosives to be planted.
- The people who compiled the official reports of the events of 9/11 were in on the conspiracy
- Various people in the media and defence industries made huge profits following 9/11. They must have been in on it.
Gage won’t countenance any doubts. According to Gage, any expert who disagrees with him hasn’t looked at the evidence or is one of "Them". For example, Popular Mechanics ran a special debunking various 911 myths. Gage’s response to that: the original editorial staff of Popular Mechanics were fired and replaced with allies of the Bush administration before the report was written.
The interview is entertaining, and Kim Hill clearly thinks the whole thing is mad. For example, Gage says that 36% of Americans disbelieve the official 9/11 story. But Hill pours scorn on that statistic by also pointing out that a majority of Americans don’t believe in the theory of evolution.
Gage claims on more than one occasion that 95% of the people who go to his presentations end up agreeing with him. But that is hardly impressive. Clearly, most people who go have already made up their minds. Those who decide after hearing him are clearly too credulous for their own good.
Continuing to suggest you are no conspiracist, while all the time providing “evidence” of a massive cover-up, is true tinfoil hattery at its finest. For that achievement I hereby induct Richard Gage into the Order of the Tin Foil Hat.