Neither. Just logged in and saw this thread. Wanted to see how many idiots are out there who have been duped. Apparently a lot.
I didn't start the thread. I just responded to the naive posts.
Noboby said it was the gubbermint.
My apologies. You are right. It must be terrible for you as the misunderstood genius, alone in the dunderheaded populace.
Planes were "not very convincing CG". What would it take to convince you? I'm fairly certain IF such a hoax were to be perpetrated the CG planes would have been damn near perfect on the screen.
But for it to be a hoax, not only hundreds within the government, but all also everyone that witnessed these planes (especially the second one where literally hundreds of thousands of people on Manhatten were watching the first tower burn)...EVERYONE would have to be in on it and lying through their teeth. All news crews filming from helicopters would have had to inserted the same plane CG into their video feeds, simultaneously. This is of course logistically impossible.
Show me any credible first-hand witness in NYC that day that saw the second tower explode in a fireball, but dispute that a plane was there. Witnesses report to hearing a plane roaring up on the scene, then a fireball with tower, plane, and body parts raining down from the explosion. I suppose this carefully timed hoax could also have required large loudspeakers on buildings, simulating the sound of an approaching jet? How far do you want to take this to refute reality?
The fact is that this was a spectacularly successful terrorist attack that for a few brief moments made the entire world gasp in disbelief. It was carried out by 19 ordinary men with extraordinary resolve to further their agenda. This is what is so difficult for people to comprehend, that such a small group could do such destruction in such a visible way. Had you submitted a movie script on 9/10/01 that described these events, your agent would have said it couldn't happen and was unbelievable. Next day it did.
Now, your Hot Pocket just dinged in the microwave, back to your room in your mom's basement.