The September 11, 2001 attack has all of the hallmarks
of a psychological operation (psy-op).
It appears to have been engineered to produce shock and fear
in the populace while limiting the number of immediate casualties
to several thousand people.
The perpetrators counted on psychological numbing
to insert the
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The attack itself is so unbelievable
that it induces a suspension of disbelief,
which causes the victim (of the psy-op) to overlook
huge gaps in the official story.
Suspension of disbelief is accomplished by several means.
The scale of the attack, combined with its shocking targeting
of the country's capital and largest city,
demanded a suspension of disbelief just to grasp the basic facts.
The resemblance of the attack to a movie triggered
the conditioned suspension of disbelief people have developed
for watching horror and science fiction movies.
The attack unfolded over a period of about two hours,
the length of a feature-length movie.
The attack consisted of a series of assaults,
evenly distributed over the two-hour period,
where the shockingness of each assault increased up to
the climax of the
Media reports filled out the plot-line with ongoing developments
in the story of the hijackers and the repetition of imagery of the assaults.
The attack targeted Manhattan and the Pentagon,
two of the most popular targets for invaders in science fiction movies.
The repetition of themes (memes) by trusted news sources
made them believable despite their occurrence being completely unprecedented.
Buildings hit by planes underwent total or partial collapses
Hijackers took over jetliners with primitive weapons
Top officials were clueless or couldn't decide what to do in all cases.
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