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Old 21st May 2018, 01:53 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by rambaldi View Post
Is it disdain if it is right on?
Not sure I understand your point here.
My original post (censored for reasons unclear to me) pointed out that the links in MJ's OP either do not work, or link to articles that refute the original claim.
The writers of this, and similar articles, obviously assume that most of their readers will simply accept the claims at face value, and not bother to follow up. This, to my mind, expresses disdain- an assumption that the vast majority of their readers are too lazy or too gullible (or both, of course) to check what they are being told.
What part of this are you referring to as "right on"?
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Old 21st May 2018, 10:12 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by MicahJava View Post
Beachnut, if you think 9/11 conspiracy theories are ridiculous, you can only say so because they don't fit the evidence. But the government has indeed conceived of plans to stage attacks with fake airplanes, for example Operation Northwoods and the Bush-Blair 2003 meeting. So the idea of using such massive deceptions to start pointless war is actually historical fact.

We already know that Iraq was 100% pointless and forced to happen under false pretenses, which is another conspiracy theory that had later been proven to be true with zero repercussions for the guilty.
Operation Northwood was a PROPOSAL that was never adopted. Any extension to real life activities is a stretch of the imagination. Bush believed there were WMD and indicated he was going to act whether the UN gave its sanctions or not. This wasn't a proposal but a blueprint. Now we know that it was false, but nonetheless it was a plan, not some mystical proposal.
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Old 21st May 2018, 10:35 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Yak View Post
Not sure I understand your point here.
My original post (censored for reasons unclear to me) pointed out that the links in MJ's OP either do not work, or link to articles that refute the original claim.
The writers of this, and similar articles, obviously assume that most of their readers will simply accept the claims at face value, and not bother to follow up. This, to my mind, expresses disdain- an assumption that the vast majority of their readers are too lazy or too gullible (or both, of course) to check what they are being told.
What part of this are you referring to as "right on"?
The part where most CT readers really are lazy and gullible?
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