We hate to use the word "conspiracy" when it comes to the US government. We think of our government as open, fair, free, and responsive to its citizens. However there are times where the thought of "conspiracy" cannot be avoided.
JFK Assassination: Us "older" citizens remember it vividly. I was in my freshman year of college, shocked when I heard the words "the president has been shot". With my dorm mates, I watched television for days on end wondering exactly what had happened. How did a single shooter, at such a distance, get off so many shots and cause so much damage? How could Lee Harvey Oswald be killed in the middle of a police station, without telling his motivation, his preparations, whether anyone had assisted him? Did the Warren Commission search for and examine all of the evidence, or did they just ratify the consensus opinion of a single shooter with no assistance?
Who had the motivation to kill JFK? The mob certainly. No other attorney general before or since has gone after organized crime like Robert Kennedy did. That ended when JFK was killed. Also Jack Ruby who killed Oswald had close connections to the mob. People in the military or the CIA may have also had motivation. They may have been angry JFK refused to provide air cover for the "Bay of Pigs" in 1961. They may also have thought JFK showed weakness when he capitulated to the Russians in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. At any rate I still find it hard to believe that a single individual like Oswald could have carried out the assassination.
9/11: All of us remember 9/11. We were horrified not because a plane had hit the World Trade Center, but that after the second plane struck, we knew it was a planned attack. The images of the attack are seared in our memories, as well as the descriptions of the other two planes which were hijacked and destroyed. We accepted readily the description of the "Muslim" attack on our country. We were attacked because they "hate our freedoms" said Bush. The 9/11 Commission blamed the US intelligence community for allowing the attacks, although many in the intelligence community deny it.
Since 9/11, many have examined the events of that day and were left with questions like:
Why wasn't there an attempt by the US Air Force to shoot down the hijacked airliners?
Why are there no video recordings of the attack on the Pentagon? Certainly the surveillance around the Pentagon must be extensive.
Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school
visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the
Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?
Why were none of the flight recorders found at the World Trade Center?
Where is all the plane wreckage? There was none at the crash site in Pennsylvania. There was none visible at the Pentagon.
Why did the World Trade Center buildings collapse like they did? The buildings collapsed like it was a controlled demolition.
Why wasn't there a full analysis of the wreckage of the World Trade Center buildings to determine why they collapsed?
Why did the second building collapse before the first one, which had been
burning for 20 minutes longer.
Why did World Trade Center Building 7 collapse even though it was not hit by an airplane?
If there was a conspiracy, who did it? First only the government or a portion of the government could do this, it was too big for anybody else. And if they did it, what was the motivation? Look at what has happened since 9/11: Extensive surveillance of US citizens (The Patriot Act, FISA, NSA wiretapping and spying), Greater powers for the government to interrogate, detain, and kill US and other citizens (renditions, torture, Guantanamo, military tribunals, NDAA, drone strikes), the US in a constant state of war (Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran). There was an attempt of a fascist coup against FDR in the 30's in retaliation against the New Deal, but I don't think it even compares to this.
For more on 9/11 see: http://www.911myths.com and http://www.911research.com