Conspiracy theories inevitably follow cataclysmic events. The 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington were one such event. I was asked even two weeks back in a conversation at the airport lounge in Melbourne by an Australian banker whether I subscribed to any particular school of thought on 9/11. I said instinctively that I never did, as the roots of the 9/11 attacks are plain to see even today. They lie in the Middle East. Plainly put, they lie in the festering Palestinian problem.
The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy is approaching. Robert Fisk has done a fine piece of writing by taking us on a voyage through the corpus of literature on 9/11, including volumes of fiction and poetry. He asserts that the United States deliberately obfuscates the visible political reality, namely, that the unresolved Palestinian problem lies at the vortex of the Middle Eastern crisis. The US establishment has no choice but to obfuscate, as otherwise it becomes abundantly clear that the geopolitical interests of the US and Israel in that strategic region have ceased to coincide. Fisk is here.