"America's Mayor" Ruby Guiliani Peddles Some Conspiracy Theories Of His Own
9/11 is a date permanently defined by tragedy and remembrance. But as time passes since the 2001 attack on New York and the 2012 attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, more people claim to have gathered "evidence" that these events were staged. Despite debunking proof for both events, some still believe the attacks were conspiratorial. In an interview on Fox News, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani demonstrated he is one of these believers, at least concerning the Benghazi attack. He claimed, "[the government] knew from day one, minute one it was a terrorist attack." Giuliani is certainly allowed to voice his own opinion, but his statements seem ridiculous and hypocritical considering how he would react to 9/11 conspiracy tales.
Giuliani can be so vocal about Benghazi it doesn't directly affect him. Rudy Giuliani was praised for his leadership skills during the 9/11 attack on New York. He was actively visible in the media, patriotic, passionate, and as a result gained the title "America's Mayor" for his leadership and success. 9/11 was a defining moment in his career. If a non-active politician were to discredit him or the validity of the attack, he would definitely react negatively, potentially violently.
This type of reaction would be inappropriate and offensive given the terrible tragedy. It would insult the strength and leadership that helped heal the wound created by terrorists. It would be cowardly because he was neither a leader nor active politician during that time, and thus has nothing to lose for letting his tongue loose
However, this is exactly what Giuliani did. He openly criticized the government's actions regarding Benghazi. He chose to question an act of terrorism, tried to bring doubt into America's minds, and just over a decade ago gave a speech to unify hearts across America. He did all of this under the prestigious title of "America's Mayor."
Giuliani can believe whatever he wants. If he truly believes the events at Benghazi were staged, then by all means, let him. However, his statements regarding these matters are ridiculous, hypocritical, and probably a tactic to attract attention. For a man who had such a crucial role in the aftermath of 9/11, he seems bent on denying other acts of terrorism.