"Gonzo" Journalist Hunter S. Thompson Thought 9/11 was an Inside Job

After the September 11 attacks, Hunter S. Thompson voiced skepticism regarding the official story on who was responsible for the attacks.

He speculated to several interviewers that it may have been conducted by the U.S. Government or with the government's assistance, though readily admitted he had no way to prove his theory.

In 2002, Thompson told a radio show host:

"You sort of wonder when something like that happens, well, who stands to benefit? Who had the opportunity and the motive? You just kind of look at these basic things [...] I saw that the US government was going to benefit, and the White House people, the Republican administration to take the mind of the public off the crashing economy. [...]

And I have spent enough time on the inside of, well in the White House and you know, campaigns and I've known enough people who do these things, think this way, to know that the public version of the news or whatever event, is never really what happened."

In 2004, Thompson, regarding politics, wrote: "Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for—but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush–Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him."

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