If the majority of the people in the world strongly suspect or outright think the Bush Administration was responsible for 911 is it still a conspiracy or is it consensus? If it is the global consensus now having it become known as such, instead of a being branded a quack conspiracy theory, may be the best shot at having it investigated and avoiding a repeat or continuation. If there is culpability and a building consensus against them bad actors would predictably seek a distraction or follow on tragedy. There is a role for polls on systems like MaidSafe assuming shills could be weeded and solid statistical claims could be made and disseminated.
My sense of what happened hasn’t changed from the instant I heard the buildings went down. Having a major building that wasn’t hit by anything collapse in a controlled manner only added to my suspicions. As did having that collapse end up pre-announced by the BBC.
The resulting staggering loss of life and damage to stability is on going. Even in the US its been the excuse for massive hits to quality of life and rights assertions. It kicked the security state into high gear or at least brought it out of the closet. Stuff like “Total Info Awareness” which was slated to be scrapped is now real in the vein the movie “Enemy of the State.” Sorry to keep going back to the American situation but its possible that 911 and the Bush Admins in hits to wages, tax inequity and cost of living could have set the average American back by a few hundred thousand dollars or more. Add in damage to the environment etc.
Hints of consensus or impending consensus:
Early on I heard one EU man remark that he thought it was amazing American’s didn’t immediately suspect the government as that was surely what would happen in the EU under similar circumstances given history.
Right after 911 a book suggesting the Bush Admin was responsible was a best seller in France.
Not long ago a poll done in Germany found that 90% of Germans thought the Bush Admin was responsible
F911 which basically points the finger at the Bush Admin is apparently now the highest grossing documentary of all time.
Ramsey Clark a former US Attorney General wants the Bush Admin investigated for 911 and apparently strongly feels members of the BA were very likely culpable/responsible, he still wants 911 investigated - he started indictbush.org He’s wanted that from the beginning but hasn’t wavered as far as I know.
With time and consideration the opinion in American may well have shifted strongly. After Iraq 2 and Katrina, its quite plausible to me that even in America, a majority of people might well admit they suspect or strongly suspect the Bush Admin. Early on denial was in effect but they may have had enough time and distance now to be clearer. It wouldn’t surprise me to find Bush Admin culpability likely a consensus among world leaders nor a surprise to find the majority of the world’s population thinks the Bush Admin did it.
I think the court of public opinion has already convicted the Bush Admin of 911 if not yet consciously then unconsciously with impending revelation. Such consensus may have been the case early on with the left especially behind he scenes, but after Katrina and getting caught lying us into a 2nd Iraq it may well be the case with more people on the right in the US as well.
Some, like Chomsky have expressed public doubts about the Bush Admin being capable of pulling off 911. Chomsky has expressed doubts suggesting there was too much to choreograph to pull it off. But I can’t be alone in thinking it was sloppy, transparent and obvious. Per F911 50000 gag orders issued right after with many aimed at Federal employees. Sounds like choreography of a sort. Chomsky doesn’t go light on the BA for wars of aggression as the highest crimes against humanity under Nuremburg. Chomsky may simply not want to stoke antisemitism or have his reputation caught up in 911 or become a target.
I’ve always been concerned the reason we didn’t see more of investigation was not just death threats, gag orders and demonstrated untimely deaths like Wellstone’s but cornered tiger behavior. Look at the threats issues over closing Gitmo or pulling out of Iraq. It may well be that Iraq oil is now in the ground in Texas (have to ship it one way or another) but foreclosing on a bad legacy so it can’t be deemed a success is part of preventing a repeat and today we are caught up in ISIS type stuff suggesting what brought us 911 is still alive and kicking instead of being uprooted. Also the powers claimed by Bush are still claimed by Obama. As Bush was leaving office one of his CIA officials was claiming a big one would go off within the US within 5 years guaranteed. Does that sound responsible, sounds like more 911 insanity.