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9/11 Conspiracy Theroies

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Powerpoint debunking conspiracy theories. Done for HS Honors English class.

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9/11 Conspiracy Theroies

  1. 1. 9/11 CONSPIRACY THEORIES Top 8 Conspiracy Claims and Why They are Wrong
  2. 2. WTC Controlled Demolitions    <ul><ul><li>Bombs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seismic Spikes   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WTC 7 collapse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire cannot cause collapse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Severe damage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steel frame failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No bomb fragments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fires assisted by structural failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures and videos of planes </li></ul></ul>Believer Perspective Debunking
  3. 4. <ul><ul><li>MQ-4 Global Hawk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No windows on planes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Commercial” planes were in gray military livery </li></ul></ul>Plane Was Not a Commercial Airliner <ul><ul><li>767 does not resemble MQ-4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No clear side views of planes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missing planes/people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United livery visible </li></ul></ul>Believer Perspective Debunking
  4. 5. LEFT: United Airlines 767 before crashing into the WTC. BELOW: United Airlines 767 in 2001 livery. Boeing 767 RQ-4
  5. 6. Al Qaeda Not Responsible   <ul><ul><li>Tapes faked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population in Al Qaeda innocence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tapes sent by Bin Laden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hasty generalization </li></ul></ul>Believer Perspective Debunking
  6. 7. Example of a Poll
  7. 8. WTC Hit by Missile    <ul><ul><li>Plane launched missile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missile attached to plane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frame-by-frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Pods” part of all 767s </li></ul></ul>Believer Perspective Debunking
  8. 9. No explosion before impact. Frame 1 Frame 2 Frame 3 Frame-by-frame shows small explosion upon impact, not before . #1: Two pods #2: A bulge #3: The missile itself Conspiracy Theorists’ Interpretation “ Bulge” is actually landing gear housing. “ Pods” are present on a clear view of a United 767. “ Pods” “ Missile” is a standard protrusion on all 767s.
  9. 10. U.S. Military Responsible    <ul><ul><li>USAF plane hit WTC and/or Pentagon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. missile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No air support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planes’ paint schemes not USAF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures of planes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of contingency plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inefficient communications </li></ul></ul>Believer Perspective Debunking
  10. 11. Single tail fin American Airlines Flight 11 RQ-4 Global Hawk Dual tail fin United Airlines Flight 175 United Two-Tone Paint Scheme United “U” Tail Logo Note: Military aircraft have a one-tone white or gray paint scheme.
  11. 12. Pentagon Hit by Missile    <ul><ul><li>Tomahawk missile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No plane visible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all security camera footage released </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No missile contrails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tail partially visible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classified security footage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plane parts found </li></ul></ul>Believer Perspective Debunking
  12. 13. Pentagon Case Study Video   
  13. 14. Flight 93 Shot Down    <ul><ul><li>Scattered debris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small pieces of debris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retired Lt. Col. says F-16 shot down Flight 93 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flying debris upon impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F-16 pilot was nowhere near crash site </li></ul></ul>Believer Perspective Debunking
  14. 16. Flight 93 Staged    <ul><ul><li>Flight 93 landed safely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debris was placed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explosives used to make crater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plane emergency lands at KCLE @ 10:10, UAL93 passed KCLE @ ~9:35 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Witnesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response within 30 min. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black box/cockpit recordings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone calls </li></ul></ul>Believer Perspective Debunking
  15. 17. KCLE Piece of UAL93 debris 2001 United Paint Scheme
  16. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Based on available facts and evidence, we have concluded that 9/11 was not a government conspiracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most conspiracy theories have a plausible explanation that debunks them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many conspiracy theorists overanalyze available information </li></ul></ul>

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