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  • By Jeong Seung-in, reporter
  • 승인 2016.11.01 13:00
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Moon Landing Hoax

Neil Armstrong succeeded to walk on the Moon in 1969. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” said Neil Armstrong on July 21, 1969. However, even though it has been over 40 years since Neil Armstrong landed on the moon for the first time for mankind, a lot of people are having doubts of the real truth of the Apollo missions. Even the Oxford University physicist, Dr. David Grimes doubted the landing and worked out a mathematical way to calculate the actual chance the U.S government had of a pilot landing on the moon. They say that the moon landing was faked by the U.S government to beat the Russians in the space race. It is said that all the pictures and videos regarding the landing were all made up in a secret film set or in Area 51 which is a highly confidential area.

People all over the world were able to see Neil Armstrong landing on the moon on television. The way he managed to take his first step and how he planted the U.S. flag on the moon showed the world what we humans were capable of. As he and Buzz Aldrin planted the flag, it rippled along with the breeze showing the existence of wind on the moon. The problem is that since there isn’t any air in space, it is impossible for the flag to ripple. NASA answered that the flag wasn’t rippling and said that it was crumpled from the long journey from Earth.

Another reason why the Moon landing could be a hoax is the lack of an impact crater on the moon caused by the landing of the lunar module. All footage and videos have no crater visible. Since the moon is covered in fine lunar dust, it is inevitable to have a crater. We can clearly see the footprint of Neil Armstrong when he took his first step and how easily the moon can be impacted. Theorists say that the module was just placed there. NASA refuted that their aircraft didn’t leave a crater when it landed.

Multiple light sources also show why videos and photographs might have been made in a film set. In some pictures, we can easily see that shadows fall in different directions. Since there is only one strong light source in space, it is suggested that the videos and the photos were taken in a film set. All the shadows should fall in a parallel direction since the only source of light in space is the Sun. NASA refuted that the discrepancies were caused by uneven landscapes. However it is still strange how bumps and hills can make such a huge angular difference. The photos and the videos are also missing stars too. Not a single star is visible even though there are no clouds in space. Since there are no clouds, it should be easier to see stars brighter and perpetually visible compared to how we see the stars on Earth.

When the astronauts went to space, they passed through the Van Allen radiation belt which is made by Earth’s magnetic field and it is fatal to humans. While passing the Van Allen radiation belt, the astronauts and the spaceship should have been cooked. However, the pictures of the spaceship on the moon remain perfect. NASA countered the conspiracy by emphasizing that the spaceship didn’t spend much time in the radiation zone.

Furthermore, in the photo of an astronaut in a suit, there is an unknown object reflected in the helmet. It looks like an overhead spotlight people in film studios use to brighten up the set. Although the object is blurred, it’s still mysterious why the object is hanging in mid-air.

There is more evidence that supports the fraud that the U.S government broadcasted to 600 million people but the truth still lies as a mystery.

9/11 terror conspiracy

On the morning of Sept.11, 2001, the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon collapsed and burned down by a terrorist attack. This terror is called the 9/11 attack which happened in the United States by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda. 2,996 people were killed and over 6,000 people were injured causing $3 trillion in total damage. 4 planes were hijacked by al-Qaeda and 3 of them hit the World Trade Center tower and the Pentagon. However, after the attack occurred, people raised some conspiracy theories over the event and there are numerous compelling theories. Theorists are saying that the former President, George W. Bush was behind the 9/11 attack and the building fell down due to bombs placed inside.

The most serious theory is that the U.S. government knew that they would be attacked by al-Queda. The White house was warned by American intelligence agencies a month before the terror attack that Osama bin Laden was going to hijack an airplane. The president was provided enough information that al-Qaeda

will use the aircraft as a missile to attack the U.S government. There was a memo highlighted that Osama Bin Laden was planning to strike the U.S. government as a retaliation for missile strikes on al-Qaeda camps back in 1998. The memo is told to be given by the British intelligence and 11 more foreign countries. They all gave warnings to the U.S. government that they should be prepared for the terrorist attack. Furthermore, a day before the attack occurred, Pentagon generals cancelled their flights. The fact that a group of Pentagon generals suddenly cancelled their flights, seems like they were informed of the terrorist attack. The former assistant secretary of treasury has said that if the Bush administration wants to continue its wars in the Middle East and to entrench the "unitary executive" at home, it will have to conduct some false flag operations that will both frighten and anger the American people and make them accept Bush's declaration of a "national emergency" and the return of the draft. Alternatively, the administration could simply allow any real terrorist plot to proceed without hindrance.

Another conspiracy theory is that when the planes hit the twin towers, it didn’t topple over as it should have been. However, it fell down to the ground neatly as if it was a controlled explosion. Theorists say that large amounts of explosives were in the building and were blown up when the planes crashed into the building. Furthermore, the planes which hit the Pentagon and the twin towers are made of aluminium. Aluminium is physically impossible to cause as much damage to bring the buildings down. After the plane crashed into the building, steel beams were found to be melted. However, jet fuel is not capable of melting steel beams since it only burns between 800 and 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit which gives proof of explosives in the building.

Furthermore, people began to wonder how an amateur pilot could fly a commercial plane and hit the world’s most powerful military defense. Conspiracy theorists say that American Airlines Flight 77 did not hit the Pentagon and was hit by a launched missile filled with rogue elements made by the U.S government. No images or videos had any objects looking like a plane. The hole also shows that American Airlines Flight 77 did not hit the Pentagon. The hole is 20 meters across but the plane is 40 meters from tip to tip which means that a Boeing 757 can’t fit into the hole. Also, the hole made by the impact is too neat to have been made by a high speed plane.

Unfortunately, there are no videos made from the planes since the black boxes in the airplanes were destroyed along with the crash. The four black boxes from the planes which hit the twin towers were officially reported to be impossible to recover from the debris.

We still don’t know what the actual truth is and whether this terror was all a planned operation by the U.S. government.

By Jeong Seung-in, reporter  samcandothat@naver.com

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