Avatar 9/11

There has been a lot said about our ex-former PM, the dear old Tun, and his comments on 9/11. Clearly, he made these comments after watching the wonderful blockbuster by James Cameron – Avatar. He opined that if the Americans can make a movie like Avatar, with such surreal realism, they could definitely manufacture 9/11. While I don’t believe that 9/11 was entirely staged inside a computer, I would put myself in the Truthers camp. There are just too many holes in the official 9/11 story that just raises some red-flags in my head.

It reminds me of a quote from the X-Files.

Deep Throat: “Mister Mulder, why are those like yourself, who believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life on Earth, not entirely persuaded by all the evidence to the contrary?”
Mulder: “Because, all the evidence to the contrary is not entirely dissuasive.”
Deep Throat: “Precisely.”

Then again, I am also someone who does not believe in the science of climate change. I am not crazy. Neither am I stupid. In fact, a recent poll found that of the people who do not believe in the science of climate change in the US scientific community, 49% of us were engineers. Maybe there is just something in an engineer that automatically makes us skeptical of beautiful stories. It is probably to do with the fact that we deal too much with the real world to believe in the flawed beauty of mathematical models.

However, back to Mahathir’s comments on 9/11. According to his most recent blog entry, he raised a few pertinent questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the official 9/11 story. If you have some free time and the interest in these things, you may want to check out some of the flaws in the 9/11 story. There is a lot of information on the Internet from both camps. Draw your own conclusions.

However, unlike Mahathir, I am fully prepared to just leave the mystery of 9/11 as it is, for the next few decades. After that, we can get the declassified copies of official government files. Then we can maybe get down to the real story behind 9/11.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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