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Top five political conspiracy theories

The 'birther' allegation that President Obama wasn't born in the US is nothing new. America has a long tradition of political accusations gaining traction.

In this July 20,1969 file photo, Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the US flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

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The recent chatter over the Birther’s Movement and President Obama's birthplace has a long way to go before it can be considered one of the top political conspiracy theories out there. Here are several that endure year after year, often despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

1. JFK’s assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone

Many people still question the death of the 35th president on a sunny afternoon in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Was it really Lee Harvey Oswald? If so, did he act alone? Under whose direction? Were the FBI or CIA involved? There are endless questions posed about that day, and as many different theories about how to answer them.

2. The American government was behind 9/11

According to, the collapse of the Twin Towers wasn’t caused by Al Qaeda or foreign terrorists, but rather “elements within the US government and covert policy apparatus must have orchestrated or participated in the execution of the attacks for these to have happened in the way that they did.”

3. The government hushed up what really crashed in Roswell, N.M.


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