On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 “Conspiracy Files” re-examines whether the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon were the work of Al Qaeda, or part of a much wider conspiracy.
Who was responsible for the attacks on the Twin Towers? A decade after their collapse and in the wake of the death of Osama Bin Laden, Conspiracy Files looks again at what really happened on 9/11.
President Obama has tried to dispel the conspiracy theories. But the questions keep coming. Why, they ask, was the hole in the Pentagon so small? Why did the World Trade Centre buildings collapse as if being demolished by explosives? Why did Tower 7 fall when it was never hit by a plane? And why was America so unprepared and so slow to react when warnings had been received?
The death of Osama Bin Laden should have put an end to the conspiracy theories, but the failure to release any pictures of Bin Laden’s death and the hasty disposal of his body in the Arabian Sea has given these theories a new burst of life.
Featuring fresh CIA and FBI interviews, along with leading sceptics and new photographic evidence of American Airlines Flight 77 which crashed into the Pentagon, this programme analyses the evidence and looks at what makes conspiracy theories so powerful.
9/11 Conspiracy Files: The Third Tower delves into one of mysteries surrounding Sept. 11th, a third tower at the World Trade Centre, which along with the Twin Towers, collapsed on that fateful day. But this skyscraper was never hit by a plane. This 47-story tower fell seven hours after the others and has become the subject of heated speculation and conspiracy theories largely fuelled by the internet. 9/11 was the first global event in the age of the worldwide web and it’s being used as a platform for a wide range of conspiracy theories – more than 50 at the last count – that allege that the U.S. government was somehow involved in the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Conspiracy theorists like Dylan Avery believe the Third Tower was brought down by a series of controlled explosions.