“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” - Thomas Pynchon, Jr.
Speculation is one of the favorite pastimes among those who like to play “armchair conspiracy theorists”. This is especially true when it comes to 9/11.
As seen in the Scientific Method, speculation is indispensable, and is always valuable when used in the right context. Indeed, theory would be impossible.
If Dr. Steven Jones had never speculated about the use of thermate in the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers he would never have found the incriminating evidence of thermate proving beyond any reasonable doubt that 9/11 was an inside job.
Here’s how speculation should work, as it does in the Scientific Method:
· Observation: Molten Metal for months at Ground Zero
· Speculation/Hypothesis: This is characteristic of a Thermite reaction—not Jet Fuel Fires
· Validation: Samples from ground zero tested for thermite—a variant called thermate is found.
If there is no way to validate speculation it is impossible to get definitive answers.
“Speculation gets us nowhere. Go with the sourced and confirmed facts and we can't be denied. Plane swapping, DEW, pods, no-planes, etc. all put us into the category of speculators and theorists while established facts give us credibility as true researchers and journalists.”
Speculating about what happened on 9/11, examining the credible facts that show 9/11 was an inside job, and examining the contradictory facts that demonstrate that the 9/11 official story is false are all completely different things.
There are situations where speculation is the only option when evidence is being deliberately withheld. In such situations we can’t finalize or jump to conclusions—we can only speculate. When forced into this situation we should instead call for the release of more evidence and ultimately, a new investigation.
The withholding of 9/11 evidence serves two functions:
1. To hide the truth
2. To encourage speculation and distract attention away from verifiable facts
Encouraging speculation is part of an intentional diversion that plays on the psychological understanding that humans crave mysteries, and not what they know. The government is smart enough to understand that speculation frequently occurs when there is a lack of evidence, and that "conspiracy facts" are consequently ignored in favor of "conspiracy theories".
There are 9/11 “researchers” who make speculation the entire basis of their existence, and they are among the least credible “activists” within the 9/11 truth movement. ‘Truthmover’ at truthmove.org observes:
“This is one important reason to reject the 'big tent' mentality. The core of this movement, its facts and priorities have not changed. We have established probable cause to suspect government complicity. Anything detracting from this case or its promotion is not a part of the truth movement. In other words, the movement hasn't ever really split. There is another movement, adopting our themes, that has no particular dedication to the truth. I'll call them the ‘9/11 speculation movement.’”
Why stick to what we know when we can guess about what we don't?
Similarly, Dr. Steven Jones suggests that a weak approach to examining evidence can turn people off from seriously examining the real anomalies of 9/11:
“Watching the ‘In Plane Site’ video turned me (and many others) away from 9-11 "theories" initially—until I found serious researchers, scientists looking at hard evidences, and avoiding tenuous speculations.”
Anyone even slightly paying attention to the Mainstream media in relation to criticism of the official 9/11 narrative would notice that there is a deliberate focus on only the 9/11 theories that are supported by “tenuous speculations” or even deliberate disinformation—mostly under the propagandist and wearily clichéd banner of "conspiracy theory"; completely ignoring the confirmed and embarrassing “conspiracy” facts. Dan Abrahamson asks of those who speculate at the expense of the confirmed facts:
“Does their speculation get us any closer toward building a nationwide political movement and arresting the 9-11 plotters? Or is it a divisive strawman that will isolate us from the mainstream media and average Americans? …Suddenly it appears the controlled demolition, WTC 7, NORAD stand down, hijacking drills, war games, ‘Angel is Next’ call to Bush, living hijackers, double-agent hijackers, CIA insider put options, and ‘al-Qaeda’ links to Anglo-American intelligence are not enough. Now every researcher has their own pet theory about no planes, no hijackers, no phone calls, no Pentagon Boeing, and no flight 93 crash (they claim it landed it Cleveland and the wreckage in Shanksville was, you guessed it, planted).”
As Abrahamson says, our speculations are highlighted and our facts are ignored by the Media. This is exactly how speculation is used as a weapon against the cause of 9/11 Truth.
Alex Jones similarily asks:
“Why no discussion of Building 7 and the comments of Larry Silverstein? Why no discussion of the hijackers being trained by the US government? Lt. Colonel Steve Butler of the Monterey Defense Language Institute was suspended from duty after he accused Bush of allowing 9/11 to happen. Why no discussion of the NORAD stand down? Because none of these issues are honey pots, none of them are speculation because the cards are laid out on the table for everyone to see and the evidence is clear.”
Given the fact that there is no real debate or speculation about the fact that 9/11 was an inside job, what is the purpose of the 9/11 Truth Movement? Endless debates over tenuous speculation or justice over the many proven facts?
As Jon Gold has said, “the time for debate is over.”
How does unsubstantiatable and never-ending speculation bring us closer to Justice? How will it force another investigation?
In the information war, we are never going to be victorious or have a powerful effect by debating weak arguments that can’t be proven endlessly. It is self-defeating if we support true (or even false) conclusions with false, misleading, uncertain, unconvincing, or biased arguments. Unverified speculation is the entire basis of a Trojan Horse Straw-man exploited unmercifully by Popular Mechanics, the Mainstream Media, the left gatekeepers, and many others.
While the facts speak for themselves, they are sometimes not enough to convince everyone, which is why the best evidence must be consistently presented. As Oilempire says:
“If there is any hope for the ‘9/11 truth’ movement, it will involve refocusing on the evidence that has the strongest proof, and excluding the hoaxes and those who push the hoaxes.”
While at first glance the conclusion that 9/11 was an inside job is unthinkable, those who believe any government is incapable of killing its own citizens have not seen the Northwoods document, paid attention to the fact that the government lied about the air quality at ground zero which will outrageously result in more deaths than 9/11, or observed historically documented “false-flags” resulting in the deaths of civilians to justify wars.
There are many who believe that corrupt elements within the US administration could unload the next 9/11 at any time to justify war with Iran, further destroy civil liberties, and even enable a dictatorship.
Speculating while proving nothing when we have real evidence to prove an inside job and show that the 9/11 official story is ludicrously false is a diversion that suits the perpetrators just fine:
"Speculate, while we continue our wars of aggression planned long before 9/11, kill innocent civilians indiscriminately, steal oil, plan additional synthetic terror attacks under the guise of war-game exercises, make billions for war profiteers, destroy the constitution because the ‘terrorists’ hate our freedoms, terrorize the world with blatantly and stunningly fake propaganda, commit impeachable offenses including treason, engage in other illegal/unethical activities, illegal wars, and our neo-conservative ‘project for a new American Century’."
The sooner that the many fighting for the truth about 9/11 figure this out the better:
The time for speculation is over—9/11 has been proven to be an inside job. The time for justice is at hand.
 The Scientific Method, http://physics.ucr.edu/~wudka/Physics7/Notes_www/node6.html
Steven Jones, Revisiting 9/11/2001—Applying the Scientific Method
Dr. Frank Legge, 9/11 - Evidence Suggests Complicity: Inferences from Actions
Dr. Frank Legge, NIST Data Disproves Collapse Theories Based on Fire