I am not a “dedicated conspiracy theorist”. If you asked me about a New World Order, the Illuminati, reptilians, Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, moon landings, Area 51, aliens, numerology, end of civilisation theories, etc, you would know that. I don’t even support half of the 9/11 theories you see around. I just accept the world for what it is... very real foreign policy, historical precedent, events of the present day, and all.
And yes, all indications are that the operation was planned a long time in advance with possibility that part of The Lone Gunmen script was interjected to psychologically pre-empt and discredit such theories in the real world before they had chance to be objectively considered… because it’s all just “fiction”.
In your case, the technique seems to have worked a treat.
Again, the relationship between Hollywood and the CIA is very real: -