Originally Posted by CoMoChief
Lets not talk about the put options on United and American Airlines on that date.
Because that stuff doesn't matter.
There's a small group of people that made TONS of $$ on 9/11 from the attacks. To say they didn't know it was going to happen is a very stupid thing to say.
Yeah, commodities traders did make money that day. However, gold wasn't near the physical commodity it is now, and there were an infinitesimal number of people trading with physical hedging exemptions in oil compared to 2007-8. If commodity traders wanted to invest in terrorist attacks for future benefits, sure as shit is brown they wouldn't orchestrate an attack like 9/11, they would have just bought a Russian nuke, smuggled it into an American city and detonated it. It would have been easier to do than simultaneously hijack four airplanes with box cutters and hit multiple buildings at several hundred miles per hour.
You could make the same unfounded argument for hundreds of states and organizations across the world. Well, "X" could benefit from "Y", so obviously they did it. It's an intellectually lazy attempt to sate a confirmation bias.