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A Perfect Conspiracy: Too Perfect


Conspiracy theorists and anti-theorists endlessly debate the technical aspects of supposed conspiracies like the Moon Landing Hoax and the Twin Towers Conspiracy and others. The September 17 Independent article on the World Trade Center, “A Towering Debate,” is another example of that technical jousting. But what one rarely gets discussed is the apparently perfect sociology and psychology of the conspirators.

So perfect were the Twin Towers conspirators’ recruitment and indoctrination processes that nobody talked about whether the conspiracy included a few people or hundreds. No one got cold feet, no one blabbed, and no one called the cops.

Beyond that-and much more difficult-all the people recruited to join the conspiracy must either have agreed to join or agreed to be silent if they didn’t join. If the conspirators misjudged even on potential conspirator (who chose instead to call the FBI), the jig would have been up. But again, so perfect were the sociology and psychology of the conspirators that no false moves were made and noone gave up the conspiracy.

If the conspirators’ goals had broad public support, then the chances of a successful recruitment go up. But for a crackpot cause like slaughtering as many innocents as possible, the chances of picking a cooperative fellow conspirator would be approximately zero but here again the Twin Towers conspirators unerringly pinpointed the many insiders required and correctly bypassed the great majority who would have done them in.-George Lehtinen, Carpinteria

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