Things are much less clear when we consider the complex events leading to the September 11th 2001 attacks, the day itself and the aftermath. Matters are so cloudy that often we simply cannot know the truth of a specific question from the available public data.
Many aspects of the 9/11 attacks are unprovable, covered-up. Numerous crucial questions about the 9/11 plot remain outstanding, and many answers are simply not publicly knowable at this time. The first step to pursuing the real truth is to accept that you don't know the answer already. The 9/11 "Truth" Movement, however, overflows with people who not only know it all, but they will accuse you of being an agent provocateur if you disagree with them about anything. Asking them to provide actual specific, relevant evidence for an outrageous claim is a sure way to invite howls for your banishment. That's not a "truth" movement; that's a belief movement. A bottomless chasm of difference separates the two.
To pursue the truth one must carefully analyze the evidence and assess what has been hidden from public view. That is a path toward the truth. Posting sarcastic propaganda and photographs with bumper-sticker pet theories is simply not analogous. That behavior indicates cultists, religious fanatics, dogmatists, and more than a few dolts, racists, and even the occasional red-blooded psychopath.
The propensity to simply pass along unverified information without investigating it has torpedoed the 9/11 "Truth" Movement, perhaps permanently. Due diligence requires analyzing a new claim and finding out what evidence supports or refutes it before posting it to some website or Facebook group (yes I've been guilty too; consider this my penance). Due diligence is extremely rare. Mis/Disinformation spreads without containment.
Some 9/11 claims can be discarded as ridiculous and at odds with other known, corroborated facts. But that doesn't prevent them from being repeated ad nauseum. The claim that a missile destroyed the Pentagon lives on, probably the first major 9/11 disinformation coup, and it has long been cited by international corporate media as a sure indicator of mental illness or stupidity. You can point at 42 Pentagon witnesses who saw a plane, noting that zero eyewitnesses ever reported a missile, but, in a self-reinforcing religious mind wash, contrary evidence is handily dismissed. The messenger is bludgeoned. A steaming case of a "honey pot" trap, this Pentagon/missile theory originated from a website that called itself "Silent But Deadly," hosted in France starting in June of 2003 (Warning: link to disinformation website). This missile theory popped up nearly two years after the actual 9/11 attacks and after a Congressional investigation needed to be censored by the White House, in order to protect their Saudi friends and possible co-conspirators.
"Silent but deadly" is, of course, a euphemism for flatulation! Not just any fart either, but the worst kind.
World Trade Center "owner" Larry Silverstein's "pull it" out-of-context blurb will never die either, despite its illogic. Most of those 9/11 "Truth" claims should have bitten the dust years ago, but on the Internet nothing ever dies.
This doesn't mean that obsessed 9/11 "debunkers" have a dedication to the actual truth either, as it remains largely still covered-up. But that is a topic for another article.
We also have the very touchy matter of Israeli agents arrested in a van on September 11th 2001 after allegedly celebrating a jetliner's impact into a World Trade Center tower. The full story of these men and Urban Moving Systems, where they worked, has been disappeared from public consciousness. It's long censored by foundation-funded media, instead of being investigated.
"The lawyer for the five [arrested Israelis] will later note that one photograph developed by the FBI shows one of the men, Sivan Kurzberg, holding a lighted lighter in the foreground, with the burning WTC in the background."
That's a delicate matter because blatant neo-Nazi styled rants often accompany propaganda on this topic. Unapologetic anti-Semitic biases, censorship, and counter-propaganda muddy this issue and push us further from the truth, as opposed to closer toward it.
This article is probably a waste of my time because I'm not sold that the "Truth Movement" actually wants truth! I'm fairly convinced that the general public does not want the truth either. It's a minority within a minority that presses to really know and to discard bogus claims. That's just not enough momentum.
Hopefully that "Rethink 9/11" meme will get people to defer to the architectural and engineering experts, rather than trying to explain controlled demolition themselves. It is entirely possible that controlled demolition played a part in the World Trade Center's destruction. Maybe even Sivan Kurzberg had a role in it.
It's not proven. It's not provable so far. It is one of those "known unknowns," which Donald Rumsfeld put into the popular lexicon. Maybe it was, and maybe it wasn't. Wild-eyed religious-nut types with high school educations aren't likely to convince anyone either way. Without verifiable, meticulous sourcing and corroboration, opinions are worthless. If they would let the people who know those technical fields make their cases as best they can we may inch closer toward the real truth.
Maybe they'll dig up the WTC landfill and analyze all that buried dust. Maybe we'll see more whistleblowers like Coleen Rowley, Sibel Edmonds, Senator Bob Graham, Kevin Ryan, Willie Rodriguez, J. Michael Springmann, Robert Wright, Indira Singh, Barry Jennings, Richard Grove, Thomas Drake, Anthony Shaffer, Tom Pickard, Ruben Garcia, even Norman Mineta and Richard Clarke.