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Volume 72, Issue 42, Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Letters to the Editor

Government would not have perpetrated tragedy

To the editor:

As much as I love a good conspiracy theory, I have to say Colin Ferguson's column (Tuesday, Opinion) about 9/11 is ridiculous.

It sounds like bad science fiction. In fact, it is bad science fiction. Before 9/11, the same theory was featured in an episode of a really bad spin-off of The X-Files called The Lone Gunmen.

How exactly did the U.S. government keep all of the conspirators quiet for this long? Why didn't they just park a bomb in the garage of the World Trade Center like in 1993? Is Ferguson going to take "Loose Change" at face value and tell us that not a single soul saw an airliner crash into the Pentagon? 

If the U.S. government perpetuated 9/11, someone would have said something by now. Even if we assume that 95 percent of the American government is out to get us, the other 5 percent would probably have given us a heads up. 

Most importantly, we are not honoring anyone by entertaining this circus. If anything, we're pouring salt on the wounds of those who lost loved ones. I'm flabbergasted at how incredibly silly Ferguson's claims are.

Justin Vann
political science senior

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