Castro joins the 9/11 conspiracy cluster


9/11 conspiracy nuts are vexing, partly because they don’t pay attention to rebuttals, for example Osama bin Laden’s claiming credit for the attack, partly because their internet output gives succor to Islamic terrorists who argue the U.S. has no justification for any anti-terrorist activity, and partly because it just hurts to see so much time and trouble wasted on silly ideas.

Fidel Castro has joined them.

Darrell’s Corollary of Godwin’s Law is that if posters in an internet discussion know to avoid the mention of Hitler to avoid their opponents’ invoking Godwin’s law, they’ll compare the actions to Stalin instead.

Now we’ll have to figure out the corollary for Castro.  You know it’s gotta be pretty silly for Castro to go back on his previous statements.  Maybe we should cut the man some slack — he’s very ill, after all.

What’s the excuse of the other 9/11 conspiracy fanatics?

4 Responses to Castro joins the 9/11 conspiracy cluster

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Here in the U.S., the news agencies, the academics and the government intelligence agencies pretty much agree that it’s a current tape, due to topical references. There are a lot of jokes here about the Lady Clairol dye in his beard, but Middle East experts argue that Mohammed dyed his beard, and it’s an old tradition among Moslem warriors.

    To the issue of responsibility for the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash in Pennsylvania: Al Quaeda has claimed credit for the attacks for 6 years now. After three investigations in the U.S., and several investigations overseas, after the Al Queada-sponsored bombings in Madrid and London, I think we can agree they probably bear some of the responsibility.

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  2. dorigo says:

    Hi Ed,

    about Castro, I think he is indeed seriously ill, and that might be an explanation. Even if he had any political reason for supporting the conspiracy theory, I think he had better shut up… Eagles can walk with chicken at times.

    As for Bin Laden’s video, are we sure it is not some cook-up of previous pieces, cut and paste ? Somebody was arguing along those lines the other day (I think it was babe in the universe), and she had a point there.

    Cheers,
    T.

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  3. Ed Darrell says:

    His statement on 9/11 2007 pointed to two of his colleagues who, he claimed, planned and executed the 9/11 2001 attacks. His statements on all previous anniversaries claim credit. Who are we gonna believe?

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  4. bernarda says:

    The “confession” of Bin Laden is doubtful. Earlier in a Pakistani newspaper Ummat, he denied responsibility. Maybe he saw that claiming responsibility could serve him. I don’t have the links anymore.

    I am not going to defend any particular “conspiracy” theory, but what Bin Laden said and did is a subject of discussions.

    I found another link,

    http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/09/16/inv.binladen.denial/

    “In a statement issued to the Arabic satellite channel Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, bin Laden said, “The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every occasion its enemies attack it.

    “I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons,” bin Laden’s statement said.

    “I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders’ rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations,” bin Laden said. ”

    Notice that this was from 9/17.

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