Conspiracy theories are frequently correctly criticized for their dearth of facts although, when powerful interests, especially powerful governments with effective (if not efficient) intelligence agencies are involved, most facts can be fairly easily eliminated (or, as required, manufactured). The consequence however is not the invalidity of the postulate but of its status as a theory. Theories require proof. Hypothesis do not although an inherent aspect of a hypothesis is the quest for proof and its formulation in a manner that evidence at least has the capacity to disprove it.
Being labeled a “conspiracy theorists is a kiss of death in respectable professions and thus requires a great deal of courage to propose a series of suppositions that would lead to such labeling, no matter how strongly one feels they are correct or how important they might prove to be, if accurate, to real historical events and to the development and implementation of related policies. Once labeled a “conspiracy theorist”, then anything else one might propose becomes tainted and subject to the ridicule with which such theories are criticized in lieu of logical argument and debate. Still, even more important than the assassination of President Kennedy or the current Russiagate debate (talk about improbable and hypocritical), the current worldwide crisis centered on the Middle East but rapidly engulfing the entire world in concentric circles merits expenditure of the courage and political capital required.
With reference to the “terrorist” events on September 11 of 2001, my hypothesis has long been that Al Qaeda had been infiltrated by Israeli intelligence personnel, either formally or on their own, and that Israeli intelligence personnel had assisted, unknown to Al Qaeda or to United States intelligence (I hope), in the planning of the attack and in obtaining required intelligence and materials. My hypothesis is also that such Israeli intelligence personnel more directly and unbeknown to Al Qaeda (but to its delight), engaged in the sabotage necessary to bring down the three buildings and thereby utterly change the history of the Middle East in the direction Israel most desired. Consequently, Al Qaeda was but the spark that lit the fuse on the explosion that Israeli intelligence personnel planted and then harvested.
Furthermore, my hypothesis holds that it is likely that both formal Israeli and United States intelligence agencies became aware of such facts after they occurred and determined that their non-disclosure was essential. I note that is pretty much what happened with respect to the United States government after the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, thus my hypothesis has at least some grounding in precedent.
My hypothesis is based on two pillars: that only the highly competent Israeli intelligence apparatus could have pulled off such a coup and maintained it under wraps, and that the only country in the world that benefitted from the incident and from the permanent state of Middle East chaos that resulted with the United States military as the bludgeon, was and is Israel. It is also based on the fact that the consequences of that series of events were very much what American neoconservatives needed to implement their much hoped for clash of civilizations and war on Islam.
As to proof? Well, that’s why it’s only a hypothesis. Given the Israeli stranglehold over United States foreign policy and intelligence, all but the physical proof reflected in the following very scholarly article from very respected sources would surely be all but utterly unavailable. So, if anything, label me a “conspiracy hypothesist”.
If my hypothesis is correct, then those responsible are every bit as evil as the worst of the Nazis or any other of history’s most terrible villains.
© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2017; all rights reserved
Guillermo Calvo Mahé is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia. Until recently he chaired the Political Science, Government and International Relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He has academic degrees in political science, law, international legal studies and translation studies and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Much of his writing is available through his blog at http://www.guillermocalvo.com.