Spartacus Paraclete wrote:
Indicators of a Delusion
1. The person expresses an idea or belief with unusual persistence or force.
2. That idea appears to exert an undue influence on the person's life, and the way of life is often altered to an inexplicable extent.
3. Despite her/his profound conviction, there is often a quality of secretiveness or suspicion when the person is questioned about it.
4. The person tends to be humorless and oversensitive, especially about the belief.
5. There is a quality of centrality: no matter how unlikely it is that these strange things are happening to her/him, the person accepts them relatively unquestioningly.
6. An attempt to contradict the belief is likely to arouse an inappropriately strong emotional reaction, often with irritability and hostility.
7. The belief is, at the least, unlikely, and out of keeping with the person's social, cultural and religious background.
8. The person is emotionally over-invested in the idea and it overwhelms other elements of their psyche.
9. The delusion, if acted out, often leads to behaviors which are abnormal and/or out of character, although perhaps understandable in the light of the delusional beliefs.
10. Individuals who know the person observe that the belief and behavior are uncharacteristic and alien.
The following features are found:
1. It is a primary disorder.
2. It is a stable disorder characterized by the presence of delusions to which the person clings with extraordinary tenacity.
3. The illness is chronic and frequently lifelong.
4. The delusions are logically constructed and internally consistent.
5. The delusions do not interfere with general logical reasoning (although within the delusional system the logic is perverted) and there is usually no general disturbance of behavior. If disturbed behavior does occur, it is directly related to the delusional beliefs.
6. The individual experiences a heightened sense of self-reference. Events which, to others, are nonsignificant are of enormous significance to her or him, and the atmosphere surrounding the delusions is highly charged.
Or, as Umberto Eco put it in Foucault's Pendulum
:"For him, everything proves everything else. The lunatic is all idée fixé, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars."
I think we've diagnosed Roscoe's condition, now it's just a matter of getting him to the right psychiatrist.
So your conclusion is that 19 emaciated Ayrabs from a cave in Afghanistan armed with boxcutters took over four planes with military precision and the most powerful air defense system in the world simply let them do it.
Do you know from where the boxcutter story came from?
It came from an alleged cell phone call from a Senators wife called Barbara Olsen.
Allow me to give you a proven FACT.
At the Zacarias Moussaoui trial an FBI agent testified under oath that they had examined the records of phone company and found that Barbara Olsen's cell phone had indeed connected during the hijackings.
FOR ZERO SECONDS.
The argument then switched to the "Oh it was the airphone"
The Airline in question has said that there were no airphones fitted on that particular plane.
question for you.
Where did this cockamaimy boxcutter story originate from?
I linked you to the NEADS tapes released after a controversial F.O.I.A. case and clearly you didn't listen to it. You didn't hear the operator say that American Airlines Flight 11 was still airborne AFTER the first tower has been hit. He'd been tracking it. Now if they plane that crashed was a different plane then what evidence is there that Mohammad Atta was anywhere near to New York on September 11th 2001?
I suppose the reason you hadn't listened to it is because you know that you might hear something you can't handle.
Ignorance is bliss ay?
Oh and whilst you're pondering that one.
Simple question for simple minds.