Does the U.S. government manufacture terrorism? If so, why?

MikeC

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What a crock of brown sticky stuff.

"What to government asserts about 9/11 isn't evidence either."???

Bzzzttt.....yes it is. Even your baseless assertions without support are evidence - very poor evidence that is easy to assess and dismiss as lunatic ravings, but it is still evidence.

you have no idea what evidence is, you have no idea how to construct a position and support it with premise, you just lather denial on denial on denial, without regard to anything except your own preconception. You do not have evidence so you challenge people to prove you wrong - even though you cannot show any reason why people should believe you in the first place!

There is an abundance of evidence around that AQ did the attacks on 9/11 - there are confessions, both in and out of US custody. What is your evidence that they DID get US Govt support - you are making a claim - you support it - that is called burden of proof, and I fully expect you to continue to argue from ignorance because I know you have no evidence. The total lack of any evidence of US Govt involvement constitutes evidence of absence - sucks to be you.

Had you any actual evidence of a conspiracy I would love to have seen it - but you don't - so all you can do is deny that anyone else has any evidence, and because of that you therefore conclude that your own assertions must be true.

and I am not excited by you - although I am sure it stokes your ego to think otherwise. I find it laughable that you attack me for attacking you....in respo0nse to you attacking me!! Unbelievable - at least I know why I attacked you - and have the evidence to back yup my assertions - you fail to do so even when asked directly!!

you are so far away from reality that you are not even wrong!!
 

Mick West

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Staff member
Not necessarily. An assertion can be true or false independent of the evidence provided.

After all, you could acquire the evidence on your own, open your eyes to the evidence, or simply stop living in denial of the evidence.

Anyway, you still haven't provided evidence for your beliefs, so it's not my responsibility to spoon-feed you evidence for mine.

You really don't see any problem here? You posit something, but provide no evidence.

What are you even doing here?
 

Juror No. 8

New Member
That's called an opinion.

False. I'll walk you through this like you are a 5-year old.

If you ate lasagna for lunch today, but either can't or won't provide evidence of your having eaten lasagna for lunch today, is it really just your opinion that you ate lasagna for lunch today, or is it a true assertion that you ate lasagna for lunch today?
 

Juror No. 8

New Member
You really don't see any problem here? You posit something, but provide no evidence.

What are you even doing here?

No, why would I see a problem? You're the mod here, and you posit stuff without providing evidence all the time.

So what are you doing here?
 

Juror No. 8

New Member
Bzzzttt.....yes it is.

Bzzzttt.... no it isn't.

Even your baseless assertions without support are evidence - very poor evidence that is easy to assess and dismiss as lunatic ravings, but it is still evidence.

Apparently you don't know what the word 'evidence' means.

And the rest of your post is just mindless babbling.
 

Leifer

Senior Member.
juror said:
False. I'll walk you through this like you are a 5-year old.
as a five-year-old.....I'll call it anything that people tell me it is......'cause I'm so gullible at that age.

But getting to your point...."An assertion can be true or false independent of the evidence provided."
...that is just a guess or a hunch at that point.....and when pressured, results in an opinion.

...or it's just stubbornness in light of the presented evidence.
 

Juror No. 8

New Member
There is an abundance of evidence around that AQ did the attacks on 9/11 - there are confessions, both in and out of US custody.

Confessions don't prove anything. For instance, I could confess to having slept at the Playboy mansion last night with five playmates on each arm. But that doesn't necessarily mean it happened.

What is your evidence that they DID get US Govt support - you are making a claim - you support it - that is called burden of proof, and I fully expect you to continue to argue from ignorance because I know you have no evidence. The total lack of any evidence of US Govt involvement constitutes evidence of absence - sucks to be you.

Nope, the burden of proof is on your to prove the U.S. government was uninvolved in the attacks in any way.

Since you can't do that, it sucks to be you.

Had you any actual evidence of a conspiracy I would love to have seen it - but you don't - so all you can do is deny that anyone else has any evidence, and because of that you therefore conclude that your own assertions must be true.

Likewise, I'd love to see your evidence of the al-Qaeda conspiracy theory you subscribe to, but you don't have any, other than what the U.S. government has provided you with.

Too bad.

and I am not excited by you - although I am sure it stokes your ego to think otherwise. I find it laughable that you attack me for attacking you....in respo0nse to you attacking me!! Unbelievable - at least I know why I attacked you - and have the evidence to back yup my assertions - you fail to do so even when asked directly!!

Fine, where's your evidence proving that the U.S. government was uninvolved in the funding, planning, and carrying out of the 9/11 attacks?

you are so far away from reality that you are not even wrong!!

This, coming from a U.S. government true believer.

You can't make this stuff up.
 

Juror No. 8

New Member
But getting to your point...."An assertion can be true or false independent of the evidence provided."
...that is just a guess or a hunch at that point.....and when pressured, results in an opinion.

Still false.

What you're saying here is, if you eat lasagna for lunch, tell someone about it, and don't provide evidence that you ate lasagna for lunch, then you are just guessing that you ate lasagna for lunch today. If the person you tell doesn't believe that you ate lasagna for lunch, then anything you tell them is just an opinion.

Ha, ha, ha!
 

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
Well, if you're not going to provide any evidence, then could you at least explain why you are here.

Otherwise I'm going to have to assume you are trolling, and ban you for 24 hours.
 

MikeC

Closed Account
As you say - there is evidence that AQ did it - you simply refuse to accept it because you dont' like the US Govt - that doesn't mean there is no evidence.

Evidence means:

-http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/evidence?s=t

so there you have it - there are many meanings for evidence, including anything that tends to prove or disprove something - including your own baseless assertions....which are, of course, the worst sort of evidence and quite easy to disregard.

As for your contention that everyone else has to prove that the US Govt was not involved - why is that?

you are making a claim that it was involved - why is it not up to you to support your claim?

Clearly you did not look up my link to argument from ignorance - so here's the first part of it repeated:

 

Juror No. 8

New Member
Well, if you're not going to provide any evidence, then could you at least explain why you are here.

I'm here to do what you're doing - discussing stuff without providing any evidence. I'm just following your lead.

Otherwise I'm going to have to assume you are trolling, and ban you for 24 hours.

Well, that's certainly a good way to "win" a debate for someone like you. Provide no evidence of your own while demanding evidence from others, and when they call you on your B.S., just ban them.

No wonder this board is as dead as a morgue.
 

Juror No. 8

New Member
As you say - there is evidence that AQ did it - you simply refuse to accept it because you dont' like the US Govt - that doesn't mean there is no evidence.

Evidence means:

-http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/evidence?s=t

so there you have it - there are many meanings for evidence, including anything that tends to prove or disprove something - including your own baseless assertions....which are, of course, the worst sort of evidence and quite easy to disregard.

Can you not read, or what? Where in the above definition of 'evidence' do you see assertions as evidence?

As for your contention that everyone else has to prove that the US Govt was not involved - why is that?

Because they claim the U.S. government wasn't involved. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

you are making a claim that it was involved - why is it not up to you to support your claim?

While you are making a claim that it wasn't involved - why is it not up to you to support your claim?

Clearly you did not look up my link to argument from ignorance - so here's the first part of it repeated:


Straw man.
 

MikeC

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Can you not read, or what? Where in the above definition of 'evidence' do you see assertions as evidence?

well all you've provided is assertions and you say they are not evidence - so why isn't anyone else's assertions??:confused:

but of course the US Govt has provided a great deal of supporting evidence to back up its assertions - whereas you have provided none - is that the difference for you?? Assertions with information to back them up are not evidence, but assertions without anything to back them up are evidence?? :confused::rolleyes::confused:

but to answer your question - "that which tends to prove or disprove something" seems broad enough to include assertions for me - hence I consider your assertions as evidence - poor evidence that is easy to dismiss as incorrect of course, but evidence non-the-less.

Because they claim the U.S. government wasn't involved. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

My claim is that there is no credible evidence that the US govt is involved - certainly you have not presented any evidence why I should think it is, and they have presented a great deal of evidence to suggest that it was not.

Going by the preponderance of evidence why would I support your position which has no credible evidence over their mountain of evidence??


While you are making a claim that it wasn't involved - why is it not up to you to support your claim?

Straw man.

Indeed it is - I have not made that claim.

My claim is as stated - there is a preponderance of evidence showing that AQ plotted 9/11 and no evidence that the US Govt helped them. my conclusion is that hte evidence supports the contention that the US Govt was not involved.

By all means give me good evidence otherwise - I am more than happy to look at it and change my mind if it shows otherwise.
 

Leifer

Senior Member.
Still false.

What you're saying here is, if you eat lasagna for lunch, tell someone about it, and don't provide evidence that you ate lasagna for lunch, then you are just guessing that you ate lasagna for lunch today. If the person you tell doesn't believe that you ate lasagna for lunch, then anything you tell them is just an opinion.

Ha, ha, ha!
I think you are just being argumentative, for argument's sake.
If there is evidence in front of you, and you over-look it in favor of making an assertion.....>> that's an opinion.....a biased one at that.

Equally, if there is no evidence in front of you, and you still make assertions......are those not just biased guesses ?
 

MikeC

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I'd like to return to the OP and perhaps get back to the actual issue:

Is it possible the 9/11 attacks were set up in the same way, under the watchful, approving eye of the U.S. government so it could justify an aggressive, militaristic foreign policy that the American public would never support otherwise?

as a simple response, yes, I think it IS POSSIBLE that the US Government did as the question asked.

So my next question is - is there any credible evidence that it actually did so?

I am not aware of any - I have seen many claims along these lines, but they have all been supported by poor evidence, at best, IMO.

I would be very interested in good evidence that supports the theory.
 

Juror No. 8

New Member
I'd like to return to the OP and perhaps get back to the actual issue:



as a simple response, yes, I think it IS POSSIBLE that the US Government did as the question asked.

So my next question is - is there any credible evidence that it actually did so?

I am not aware of any - I have seen many claims along these lines, but they have all been supported by poor evidence, at best, IMO.

Well, the U.S. government controlled the investigation of the 9/11 attacks, so that's probably why there's no evidence pointing the U.S. government's way.

If we allowed the Mafia to control the investigation into a diamond heist they were likely involved in, they wouldn't release any incriminating evidence of their involvement either.

I would be very interested in good evidence that supports the theory.

That's why we need a real, independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks. Hoping and wishing that the U.S. government told us the truth isn't much of an option, I'm afraid.
 

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
Well, that's certainly a good way to "win" a debate for someone like you. Provide no evidence of your own while demanding evidence from others, and when they call you on your B.S., just ban them.

No wonder this board is as dead as a morgue.

The board is not for people who argue simply for the sake of argument. Discussions should attempt to move the common understanding a little closer to the truth.

I'll ban you for 24 hours. Not as censorship, nor to "win", but to pause the conversation, and allow time for reflection.
 
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