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Global Poll Shows Doubt About al-Qaida Role in 9/11 Attacks

By Kent Klein

Washington

10 September 2008

 

Seven years after terrorist attacks killed several thousand people in the United States, a new global public opinion poll shows that many people do not believe the attacks were the work of the al-Qaida terror network.

 

An independent U.S.-based group called World Public Opinion.org asked 16,000 people in 17 countries who they thought was responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

 

Majorities in only nine of the 17 countries believed that al-Qaida was behind the attacks, a finding that surprised World Public Opinion.org's director, Steven Kull.

 

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An average of 46 percent of the people polled in each country blames al-Qaida for the attacks. If not al-Qaida, then who? Kull says an average of 15 percent say the U.S. government plotted the attacks.

 

"In Turkey, 36 percent have this view, Turkey, one of our allies. Palestinian territories, 27 percent have this view. In Mexico, 30 percent have this view, and perhaps most surprising of all, in Germany, 23 percent have the view that the United States was behind the 9/11 attacks."

 

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"Broadly, I think what this tells us is that there is a lack of confidence in the United States around the world. It is striking that even among [uS] allies, the numbers that say al-Qaida was behind 9/11 do not get above two-thirds, and barely become a majority. So this is a real indication that the United States is not in a strong position to, in a sense, tell its story. The American narrative is not as powerful in the world today."

 

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-09-10-voa59.cfm

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No doubt, many in the world don't trust the US. Some of that mistrust is well placed.

 

With that said, I wonder if polls taken in Palestine, Turkey & Germany would support the "view" that 6 million Jews were slaughtered in the holocaust.

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Can someone shut this nut case conspiracy theorist down? This is totally off topic and doesn't belong here and its not the first time hes done this. There are many other sites out there to cater for people like Bofors. No need to pollute this site with his usual {censored}.

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No doubt, many in the world don't trust the US. Some of that mistrust is well placed.

 

No doubt , many in the world do trust the US.some of that trust is well placed :rolleyes:

 

With that said, I wonder if polls taken in Palestine, Turkey & Germany would support the "view" that 6 million Jews were slaughtered in the holocaust.

 

Well IMO this comparison it's not so well suited :angel:

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More Data from the 9/11 Poll:

 

Fifty-six percent of Britons and Italians, 63 percent of French and 64 percent of Germans cite al Qaeda. However, significant portions of Britons (26%), French (23%), and Italians (21%) say they do not know who was behind 9/11. Remarkably, 23 percent of Germans cite the US government, as do 15 percent of Italians.

 

Publics in the Middle East are especially likely to name a perpetrator other than al Qaeda. In Egypt 43 percent say that Israel was behind the attacks, as do 31 percent in Jordan and 19 percent in the Palestinian Territories. The US government is named by 36 percent of Turks and 27 percent of Palestinians. The numbers who say al Qaeda was behind the attacks range from 11 percent in Jordan to 42 percent in the Palestinian Territories.

 

The only countries with overwhelming majorities citing al Qaeda are the African countries: Kenya (77%) and Nigeria (71%). In Nigeria, a large majority of Muslims (64%) also say that al Qaeda was behind the attacks (compared to 79% of Nigerian Christians).

 

The poll of 16,063 respondents was conducted between July 15 and August 31, 2008 by WorldPublicOpinion.org, a collaborative research project involving research centers from around the world and managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland. Margins of error range from +/-3 to 4 percent.

 

Interviews were conducted in 17 nations, including most of the largest nations--China, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Russia--as well as Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, the Palestinian Territories, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and the Ukraine.

 

Respondents in Asia have mixed responses. Bare majorities in Taiwan (53%) and South Korea (51%) name al Qaeda, but 17 percent of South Koreans point to the US government and large numbers in both countries say they do not know (Taiwan 34%, South Korea 22%).

 

Majorities of Chinese (56%) and Indonesians (57%) say they do not know, with significant minorities citing the US government (Indonesia 14%, China 9%).

 

A clear majority of Russians (57%) and a plurality of Ukrainians (42%) say al Qaeda was behind the attacks. But significant minorities identify the US government (15% in both cases) and large numbers do not provide an answer (Ukrainians 39%, Russians 19%).

 

Out of all countries polled, Mexico has the second-largest number citing the US government as the perpetrator of 9/11 (30%, after Turkey at 36%). Only 33 percent name al Qaeda.

 

http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/art...pnt=535&lb=

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"In Turkey, 36 percent have this view, Turkey, one of our allies.

 

The US government is the number one hated government in turkey. the US gov is mentioned in almost all conspiracy theories over there. hood event, exploiting turkey, the current turkish gov being dependent of the US.

 

I dont think like them but there are some true points in my opinion.

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last month showed how well USA TV can lie together about anything, that's sad

It sounds like there's a specific and huge event that you're referring to here, but I can't imagine what it could be. Maybe because the Olympics have overshadowed all of August's news in my mind. Could you tell me what you mean?

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Is there anyway this {censored} could be kept in the place it belongs... the trash ca... er... The Big Issues or Thunderdome subforums.

 

95% of this forum does not want to see this {censored}...

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Descalzo, go watch "They Live" if you do not see how the media works yet.

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Is there anyway this {censored} could be kept in the place it belongs... the trash ca... er... The Big Issues or Thunderdome subforums.

 

95% of this forum does not want to see this {censored}...

 

Moved.

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This is stupid.

 

Let's remember those who lost their lives and the families who have to deal with the loss of their loved ones forever!

 

I love my country (USA) and there is nowhere else I would rather live!

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I´m from germany and I don´t have any doubts that Al-Qaida was involved in that what happened 9/11.

 

a lot of people I talk to, here in europe,even don´t want to visit the US.they don´t want to travel to george bush´s america. I love to travel to the states and can´t stop telling them about the beauty of this country and that the half of the us citizens didn´t vote for bush(and probably more).that can´t change their mind.

 

a country that has a methodist marionette like bush and is ruled by mr.halliburton cheney in the backoffice can´t have credibility - europeans don´t trust america!

that is where this result is from (if this poll is correct) - not from any knowledge about 9/11 .

 

hopefully you will not bring a creationist like palin to power,because this would give one more reason for distruct and depart the states from the rest of the world.

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Descalzo, go watch "They Live" if you do not see how the media works yet.

I have seen "They Live." But it sounded like netkas had something specific in mind.

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and perhaps most surprising of all, in Germany, 23 percent have the view that the United States was behind the 9/11 attacks."

quiet surprising, thats right.

 

but only the fact that a fourth of my fellow countrymen think they know who was behind the attacks. i don't belief in the terrorist theory either but i don't know who is responsible and i don'T want to guess. maybe time will show us maybe not.

 

 

 

it is correct that there is some anti americanism in our countrie, who wonders, we are involved in a war in afghanistan we are not responsible for and would have been nearly taken part in the irak desaster. i guess we have a bigger problem with war than the americans have, we have seen our country bombed and destroyed.

 

we have also been called absolutly unimportant, this is neither true nor nice and still our governement obeys everything america wants. sir, yes sir.

 

don't get me wrong, i have no problem with americans, not more then with people in general, i just dislike how american gov threates the world like they would own it.

 

and surely no one here denies the holocaust (would even get you into jail), even my father wasn'T born as this happend (if you can say that such things happen) i'm ashamed of it, such a cruelty isn't imagineable by human standards, if have seen ausschwitz with my one eyes and still can't get it in my mind that people are able to do such an organised massacre.

 

 

 

btw i'm jealous of the american landscape

I have seen "They Live." But it sounded like netkas had something specific in mind.

guess he had.

 

even some of our media tried to fake the reality of the conflict with georgia.

 

oh and {censored} our politicans, georgia into the nato? they must be drunken mad messing with russia for no reason

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not a goverment but some group maybe, controlled by few members of bush administration, US gov. so needed to invade into Afganistan and iraq, so it was needing a reason.

 

that's just a guess.

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A recent poll of aquanutz shows no doubt that this topic is absolutely f'ing retarded.

 

If you have doubt that Al-Qaeda was the master mind behind 9/11, you need to have your head examined.

Amen!

 

I don't consider myself intellectually exceptional but from my perspective, most people in this world are dumb... dumb because they're either misinformed or dumb because they never developed an acceptable ability to think analytically. The only thing these polls tell me is that my fellow Americans don't corner the dumb market and that rational thinkers are less common than one would have hoped.

 

And to think the Information Age had such promise....

 

Oh well... people are people and always will be.

 

:D

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Oh! The media event netkas spoke of was the invasion of Georgia/South Ossetia!

I feel dumb now.

*palm-forehead*

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It's been how many years now?

 

The towers weren't blow up with explosives.

 

Get over it.

 

You stupid little fool, this not a joke, people are dying over this... STFU.

 

 

9/11 was an INSIDE JOB!

 

- 474+ Credentialed architectural and engineering professionals certify that the World Trade Center (WTC) was destroyed in a controlled demolition:

http://www.ae911truth.org/

 

- World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC7) was obviously demolished:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3898962504721899003

http://www.wtc7.net/

 

- The owner of the World Trade Center admited that it was demolished on purpose:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WYdAJQV100

 

- The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is lying about the molten metal evidence of demolition:

 

- US State Dept. officials admit that they were ordered to issue visas to terrorists:

 

- US Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta testified that {censored} Cheney ordered that the Pentagon be undefended:

 

- US Military Intelligence knew all about Mohammed Atta:

 

- The Bush-Cheney regime lied about Iraq:

 

 

 

Learn the Truth about 9/11.

Watch "Loose Change":

http:video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7866929448192753501

 

 

 

Can you identify FALSE FLAG terrorism?

Watch "TerrorStorm":

video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8136133221213939183

 

 

 

http://911truth.org

http://911blogger.com

http://911review.com/

http://infowars.com

 

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This is the latest 9/11 poll in Finland.

 

- "al-Qaeda": 44%

 

- US government: 37%

 

- Israel: 5%

 

- Don't know: 13%

 

http://www.uusisuomi.fi/kysely/kenen-uskot...a#comment-83552

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You stupid little fool, this not a joke, people are dying over this... STFU.

My sentiments exactly but then here you are.

 

This is a free country. You are welcomed to your arm chair expertise and fringe conspiracy theories.

 

The greatest engineering minds of our age and innumerable students under the tutelage of our greatest universities have examined this EXTREMELY popular topic to great length. Their conclusions?

 

"Lex parsimoniae: entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem", or "Law of parsimony: entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity".

 

This is often paraphrased as "All things being equal, the simplest solution is the best." This would imply that when multiple competing theories are equal in respect, selecting the theory that introduces the fewest assumptions and postulates the fewest entities is correct. You should recognize this as Occam's Razor. It's been a critical element of the scientific method for at least six centuries now.

 

I can appreciate that their findings aren't as sensational as yours and for those intent on proving their point, they are deeply disappointing, to say the least. As unsettling as I find your misguided crusade, I am sure those who's work it is to answer such disputes welcomes your participation in the process.

 

I am sure you think those with the professional expertise to know "better" but do not ally themselves to your position must surely be part of some immense global conspiracy to thwart truth and justice. While I am not naive enough to believe there aren't conspiracies, however, this one would prove to be the most expansive and successful the world has ever seen!

 

The fact that the masses are seduced by such arguments doesn't move me in the least. Perhaps they should return to their daytime dramas and sitcoms to which they are better suited.

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This is the latest 9/11 poll in Finland.

 

- "al-Qaeda": 44%

 

- US government: 37%

 

- Israel: 5%

 

- Don't know: 13%

 

http://www.uusisuomi.fi/kysely/kenen-uskot...a#comment-83552

 

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

 

Bear in mind this poll was done on the internet, which are often, if not always inaccurate.

See a perfect example here:

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=117202

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>Learn the Truth about 9/11.

>Watch "Loose Change":

>http:video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7866929448192753501

 

just watched it, and i think everyone needs to watch it and make own conclusions..

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