Conspiracy theories, are there any that have been proved to be true? Surely eventually people retire and reveal all, it would be impossible to keep all this secret.
If there were aliens discovered in Roswell or NASA faking moon landings, we would have heard something by now. Some have said recent terrorist activities are faked, many around the world believe it, but thats because they want to, not because its true.
In the UK a quarter of Muslims polled think the authorities were involved with staging the 7/7 London bombings. In the USA 28 percent of Muslims said they did not believe Arabs were responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks! An al-Jazeera poll in October 2003 showed that 89 percent of respondents believed that U.S. officials perpetrated the 9/11 attacks, while only 11 percent blamed al-Qaida. Of course this isnt just Muslims, a recent New York Times poll showed that only 16 percent of the American people believe the official 9/11 story. Nearly two out of three Canadians believe that top U.S. officials committed high treason and conspiracy to mass murder on 9/11; while an August 2004 poll showed that half of New Yorkers believe the same thing. (1)
In the UK 31% believed Dianas death was not an accident. (2) Mr Al Fayed has a lot of money and has been spending some of it to try and prove that the crash was suspicious, involving MI5. Possibly he is in denial as he is doesnt want to accept part responsibility for the driver being drunk leading to the death of his son, as the driver worked for him.
I think this says more about the people polled than it does about government cover ups. Its largely wishful thinking by people who would rather not accept boring or sad reality.
Donna Tartt's The Secret History - I finished reading this about five weeks ago and have been meaning to write something about it ever since. However from indexing my own book (Elinor Ostro...
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