Lies and Deception behind the truth of 9/11

An indelible scar has been left on the history of the country by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, when the United States experienced the horrific terrorist assaults on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. The blood, sweat, and tears shed on that day can only be visualized. Following the attacks, a number of conspiracies emerged, challenging the government’s official account of what happened. Although it is clear from more detail and evaluation that many 9/11 conspiracy theories are untrue, based on poor logic, and overlook the large body of  information that confirms the official story. This essay aims to disprove these urban legends by giving an in-depth look of the actual facts behind the 9/11 attacks.

You may have heard the conspiracy theories about the attack of 9/11 being planned out by the government beforehand and how they had planted the bombs. But are any of these true? Certainly not, none of these conspiracies are true. Some believe the planes that flew into the twin towers could not have brought them down, therefore, their destruction must have been the result of explosives spread strategically around both buildings. Anti-Bush protesters would argue that Bush was aware of the attack before it happened. However, it’s blatant that this is all an excuse for opposing President George W. Bush. Some people oppose Bush because he has been criticized for being stingy with health care for low-income kids at a time when it is becoming more and more expensive. Bush’s efforts to reduce food assistance for the poor serve as a further example.

The Cause

Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries were the hijackers. They were supposedly acting in vengeance for America’s supporting of Israel, its engagement in the Persian Gulf War, and its extended military presence in the Middle East. They were reportedly funded by the al Qaeda terrorist group of Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden. Some of the terrorists had been residents of the country for over a year and had studied flying at domestic commercial flight schools. The “muscle” of the operation was provided by others who had infiltrated the nation in the months before September 11th. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the assaults, and many more were affected elsewhere. George W. Bush, the president of the United States, launched a “War on Terror” on September 20 and said that the struggle against terrorism was now being fought globally. Terrorist attacks have occurred in the US before, but none had been of the same scale or significance. The events of 9/11 shook the world and affected generations to come. This caught everyone by surprise and it led to war.

The 9/11 conspiracy theories often make use of poor logic and logical errors. For example, the argument from a lack of knowledge which argues that the attacks must have been the result of a conspiracy because some details are still unclear or unanswered, is frequently used. However, a conspiracy is not always revealed by missing data or problems that remain. They are a logical outcome of difficult, unusual occurrences and the boundaries of human comprehension. The body of evidence that backs up the official story is valid even if there isn’t a sufficient explanation for all of it.


The 9/11 conspiracy theories that appeared in the aftermath of the terrible attacks were based on unsupported claims. The official story telling of the events offers a more precise and reliable explanation since it is supported by thorough investigations, scientific study, and expert opinion. Understanding the truth behind key historical events requires a careful evaluation of conspiracy theories and relies on evidence-based research. We can offer respect to the victims memories and seek to avoid future tragedies by debunking these false conspiracy ideas.

Khalid Hamdoun – Latin School of Chicago – DMSF Class of 2027