On September 11, 2001, the United States has witnessed one of the deadliest terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda, targeting the World Trade Center towers in New York and the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C.
Although 20 years have passed since this bloody event, conspiracy theories persist, particularly about the identity of the attackers, with a growing spread of fake news on the internet and social media sites.
Globing the internet and social networking sites at a time the world is facing economic crises, health, and social complex.
For example, US billionaire Bill Gates caused the covid-19 virus. Also, US intelligence carried out the September 2001 attacks.
Despite the multiplicity of information and news, the scenario is always the same.
The marketers of these ideas believe that the political or social elite orchestrated a conspiracy behind every official novel, with the intention to monitor the broad masses.
But often defenders of these theories fail to provide evidence that proves what they say.
There have been incidents in the past two decades that helped and fueled conspiracy theories.
The impact of social media on conspiracy theories
These theories were shared by only a few people and remained unrevealed for many years after the September 2001 attacks. In contrast to the conspiracy theories related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that has developed rapidly in American Society.
But that belief has changed considering some new political events. Such as the Iraq War and the WMD (weapon of mass destruction) scandal.
All these events have massively affected President Bush’s credibility and raised several questions about his ability to run the country’s Affairs.
In June 2002, two months after the U.S. intervention in Iraq, a United Nations report revealed that Iraq did not possess nuclear weapons as claimed by the U.S. administration, which used this pretext to occupy the country.
Twenty years later, disclosure of secret documents of the events of September 11
The U.S President Joe Biden had to declassify some documents to the investigations, which kept highly classified for more than 20 years. And that’s because of intense pressure by the families of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks
Despite hundreds of investigations and information leaked over two decades, the documents to be released over the next six months could carry many shocking surprises.
Biden noted that the declassification should take effect in the next six months
“We must never forget the constant pain of killing 2977 innocent people during the worst terrorist attack against America in our history,” Biden added
What does declassification mean?
Declassifying the September 11 documents may reveal new information regarding the nature of the mechanism and timing of the attacks. As well as the ability of U.S. intelligence agencies to deal with them.
Some US political forces are currently exerting maximum pressure on President Joe Biden to re-investigate the case. Particularly considering ongoing demands by the victims’ families to re-investigate and reveal accurate and detailed information about the incident.
The information will not carry radical information but will reveal several facts about the operation itself and the events that coincided with it, and how the CIA managed this file.
Why the information kept secret for two decades?
That information was kept secret due to its fundamental files as related to US national security.
There are some laws that force to keep the secrecy of this type of information which may extend to twenty years depending on their relevance.
The information related to the investigations included precise details about the Pentagon and US intelligence
Even after the disclosure of the secrecy, there would be a coup about the nature of what happened. Perhaps the information would reveal and acknowledge the failure that occurred on the part of US intelligence in dealing with the attack.
For two decades, the U.S. government has pumped huge funds and resources to protect the country from another terrorist attack. Including the creation of a Department of Homeland Security to protect the country from terrorist attacks.