Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 11, 2001, Social Media Conspiracy Theories, and the Law

September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda attacked the United States without any provocation. Ten years ago, I was living several blocks away from the World Trade Center and I witnessed first hand the tragedy and aftermath of this cowardly attack against our country. Due to the destruction that was caused, I became displaced from my home.

To my generation, Sept. 11th means what December 7th meant to my grandfather's generation. As President Roosevelt stated during a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941, December 7, 1941 is a date that will live in infamy. President Bush's first official address post the September 11, 2001 attacks summed up our country's initial reaction to this act of cowardice.

Even though it is well established through eyewitness testimony, the physical evidence, and litigation that Islamic terrorists were behind the September 11, 2001 attacks, there are multiple social media pages, posts, videos, websites, etc... that claim that the U.S. and/or its allies attacked the U.S. to promote a certain agenda. Popular Mechanics did a cover story that debunked the 9/11 conspiracy theories in 2005 and recently created a book based upon their research. The bottom line is that Popular Mechanics pokes holes through the fantasies of the conspiracy theorists. I know what I witnessed that day. All five of my senses experienced the horror of that day. I highly doubt any of the self-professed conspiracy theorists witnessed in person the events of that day.

Utilizing social media to promote debunked theories regarding the 9/11 attacks is what cowards do. I challenge 9/11 conspiracy promoters to prove their theories because none of the conspiracy theories would hold up in court of law.

To learn how to uncover social media liars and con artists you may contact me at www.shearlaw.com.

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