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Do you think more footage of the Pentagon on 9/11 should be released?

Asked by: Really9
  • How can you even argue no?

    To the individuals saying that "we need to move on", tell that to the family members who lost a loved one in 9/11 and the wars the ensued. Regardless of whether or not you believe in the 9/11 conspiracy theories, I think we can all agree that we should be, at the very least, allowed to see the tapes.

  • Why hide the tapes?

    If the United States truly got attacked by terrorists by surprise on September 11, 2001, why would the government confiscate the tapes as if they're hiding something from the public? It just baffles me that all the tapes, excluding one of the tapes, was hidden in secrecy. The tape that was released offers no solid conclusion that flight 77 hit the Pentagon.

  • Yes yes yes

    I'm surprised anyone would vote no. Of course, all the footage should be released. Whether you want to call the U.S. a Republic or a Democracy, the people have a right and a duty to be properly informed about everything they make decisions on. How is that even a question?

  • Yes, info should never be held from people.

    I am not one of those people who think that 9/11 was a inside job or anything like that but it has been over 10 years since this happened. The people should be allowed to see what happened and study the footage (like what students and people do with old war footage) I also think that people have a right to see the footage.

  • Yes freedom of information

    Freedom of information. The American public should have the right to see those footages and images. The people of America deserve to see them, no less than the victims relatives deserve to see them. The American public pay in to its structure and restoration. The ownership of it is the hands of the American people and so they are entitled to it. No secrets.

  • There was 84 tapes seized from the Pentagon and surrounding areas on 9/11

    There was 84 tapes seized from the Pentagon and surrounding areas on 9/11 and they released ONE that doesn't really show anything but a fireball.My argument is that they should be forced to release every tape under the Freedom of Information Act.It is one of if not the best guarded building on the planet and millions of tax payers money goes towards helping keep it that way.Why is the no other footage other than a fireball?

  • Respect the families involved, there is not enough hard evidence to keep it alive

    "To the individuals saying that "we need to move on", tell that to the family members who lost a loved one in 9/11 and the wars the ensued."

    I use your words against you and say that is the exact reason to drop this argument. It creates a circus show out of a horrible event that impacts many lives even today. By perpetuating this foolish argument you make a mockery out of an event that many do not want to remember in all its details. Show a little respect.

  • We don't need more evidence...

    The truther movement has been proven wrong time and time again. They ask for studies... Studies prove them wrong... So they demand more studies, and the same thing happens! So they deny it, and demand more wasted tax dollars. The only reason they want more footage is because the current footage doesn't support them much like the studies don't.

  • We NEED to move on.

    I believe America and its citizens need to eventually move on from this even. The 9/11 attack occurred more than a decade ago, and should stay in the past. This does not mean we should ignore or forget about this horrific event, but if we want to strive we must also learn to move on. If the Pentagon were to release more footage I do believe it would cause more conspiracy theories that would only startle and shake the public even more than it already has.

  • The footage should not be released

    Part of what makes the United States so great is the ability to recover after tragedy, my question to those of you who answer yes is why? Why do we have to go back to a tragic day that has passed, what can we gain from releasing these tapes? What good will it do us as a country to go back to that day? The fact of the matter is that it is one of the most guarded buildings on the planet and thus footage of it should not be released. In all seriousness it will do us no good to go back to that day, it will simply bring back more horrible memories to not only the victims but the entire country.

  • Because of video tapping.

    Unless they are ordered to release any more footage, due to video tapping, which makes it illegal to film or release film, of a government facility like the pentagon.
    They only released the dashcam footage, because they were requested by I forget who. This footage was probably released because it was low quality. You can still make out the dimensions of a plane, not a missile, like some morons claim.

  • Nothing has to be released

    "Do you think more footage of the Pentagon on 9/11 should be released?" This is a kind of begging the question fallacy. Begging the question means that a statement is formulated then one of its premises assume the truth of the statement. In the question above, it assumes that there are still unreleased footage of the 9/11 attack. But of course, no where in the statement the assumption can be proven, it just purely assumes that there are really videos that were not released.

    The begging the question fallacy is related to the conspiracy theory fallacy. In the conspiracy theory, a person made a conclusion then defend it by saying that his conclusion cannot be disproved because the truth is being hidden. Both the two fallacies are the most commonly used defense by those who believe that the truth about the 9/11 is being covered and there was a conspiracy.

    It's the burden of those who believe that there was a conspiracy to prove that there was indeed such thing, not the government to prove that there was none. Relying on mere possibility that there was a conspiracy is another kind of fallacy called "appeal to possibility". Not because it is possible that it is true. Evidence must be presented to prove a conspiracy, not absence of it.


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Juris says2014-01-05T07:52:16.447
"Do you think more footage of the Pentagon on 9/11 should be released?" This is a kind of begging the question fallacy. Begging the question means that a statement is formulated then one of its premises assume the truth of the statement. In the question above, it assumes that there are still unreleased footage of the 9/11 attack. But of course, no where in the statement the assumption can be proven, it just purely assumes that there are really videos that were not released.

The begging the question fallacy is related to the conspiracy theory fallacy. In the conspiracy theory, a person made a conclusion then defend it by saying that his conclusion cannot be disproved because the truth is being hidden. Both the two fallacies are the most commonly used defense by those who believe that the truth about the 9/11 is being covered and there was a conspiracy.

It's the burden of those who believe that there was a conspiracy to prove that there was indeed such thing, not the government to prove that there was none. Relying on mere possibility that there was a conspiracy is another kind of fallacy called "appeal to possibility". Not because it is possible that it is true. Evidence must be presented to prove a conspiracy, not absence of it.