I feel so strongly about this that even after I finished ranting on my Facebook account, I'm going to post copies here and on FA. And I haven't even touched this account for a long time, so congrats. You made me update my DA.
Pretty much lost my temper yesterday night after my friend kept suggesting that the 9/11 attacks were faked, that the US government was trying to hide the identity of the true perpetrators and that the towers were brought down by explosions in a controlled explosion somehow planted beforehand. Also kept trying to link me to a video/"documentary" as "proof". In return I kept trying to link her to several sites that debunked it, with proper physics to boot.
Anyway, I ended up calling her "dumb" in the heat of the moment and she didn't take it well. So we're both in a huff at the moment.
I don't understand how people seem to think that every major disaster has the grubby fingers of the government behind it. I've heard that 370 was secretly taken to a remote compound, that MH17 was piloted remotely and shot down by the US/Ukrainians - heck, that JFK was shot by the Illuminati, the Comedian, the Templars... They probably all fired at the same time and pulped the body but no one saw it because everyone was mind-controlled by the Ethereals and the Silence.
FUCK THEM. You don't just take a disaster and use it to fuel your own rampant speculations that the American government is evil and somehow willing to blow up planes full of people just to make a point. It's not like the government is made up of the Unabomber, the Manson family and Hannibal Lecter.
People died in those disasters. You don't get to use them as ammunition in your little pissing-war against the government.