Thank goodness the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 is behind us. Although I no longer live in New York, I am still a New Yorker at heart. My sons were born just blocks away from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. For years I worked at 222 Broadway across the street from the Twin Towers and was knocked off my chair when the first bomb exploded in the 1993 WTC bombing. The WTC attacks made me sick at heart; even worse was how the fear was manipulated in the ensuing years. But New Yorkers could not be manipulated and for the most part have put the terrible events behind them, despite the best efforts of the Murdoch media empire.
We certainly have 9/11 Truthers in the US, but they rarely make much noise, except at Ron Paul rallies. But Truthers apparently abound in Germany, fueled by an irrational anti-Americanism. In Karlsruhe 400 Truthers marched on Sept. 10 :
A "conference" on 9/11 Truther theories was also organized and over 150 people showed up. The anti-American activist Jürgen Elsässer boasts on his blog:
Trotz aller Medienpropaganda lassen sich die Kritiker der offiziellen 9/11-Theorie nicht zum Schweigen bringen. Auf zwei größeren Veranstaltungen mit derselben Stoßrichtungen formulierten sie zum 10. Jahrestag der Terroranschläge die offensichtlichen Zweifel an der Theorie von „Ali Osama und den 19 Räubern“.
(In spite of all the propaganda in the the media the critics of the official 9'11 thoery refuse to be silenced. Two separate large events with the same thrust voiced doubt about the theory of "Ali Osama the 19 thieves.")
9/11 Trutherism is a phenomenon of both the extreme Right and the extreme Left in Germany. What unites them is a blind hatred of America.