Have you ever tried telling someone you work for Vice? Back in the day, the worst that could happen was getting "Nathan Barley" shouted at you (witty that). Now though people have upped the ante, accusing us of having the blood of thousands all over our neocon lizard hands.
In 2009, we celebrated our 15th birthday by publishing a "lost" magazine we "originally put together" "in 1994". An article from that 1994 Issue entitled What Is Al-Qaeda? has been pounced upon by those unconvinced by the official version of the events of September 11, 2001. To cut a long, strange story short: They believe that we knew al-Qaeda were going to fly planes into the World Trade Center seven years before they actually did.
They also think Beavis and Butthead might have had something to do with it. See below, and apologies for making your inner monologue pant – apparently punctuation is a conspiracy, too [link]:
"Hi there folks once again strange pictures have emerged closely depicting 9/11 even before it happened this time the article comes from Vice Magazine and article that was printed in 1994 apparently which is a cartoon depiction of beavis and buuthead circling the twin towers in airplanes dressed as arabs with white turbines [turbines!] wrapped around there heads…"
"beavis is holding a bomb in his hand with a light fuse but the strangest thing of all is this is played out and talked about in writing done in an interview style with someone asking a question then vice answering it…"
Another conspiratorial cartoon
The interview and the article Paul S from Australia refers to can be read in full here, and features the following snippets:
The one thing that seems certain is that they won’t have the stones to attack the WTC again. That might be the one safe place in New York City at this point.
Can you imagine the carnage? Can you even begin to start to go down the trail of comprehending what it would be like if the Twin Towers were to collapse?
You: What is al-Qaeda’s favorite way to kill people?
Vice: Bombs, of course! Bombs in cars, mostly, but rumor has it that they are also interested in aviation. Who can really say?
Paul notices this, and reasons that it would be "impossible" for us to imagine exactly what happened. Someone, he says, "most probably opened their big mouth for some reason who told the person who wrote this article what the government was going to do."
I wish I spent social time with illuminate important enough to have been in on the conspiracy to bomb the World Trade Center and blame it on Osama Bin Laden, but sadly Bilderberg refuses to acknowledge Vice's position atop the New World Order. We can get a third off drinks at the Old Blue Last though, so it's not like we're totally powerless.