Oct 1, 2011
Iran is engaged in a surreal global shouting match with so-called Al-Qaeda figures over who and what was responsible for the atrocities of 9/11.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began by publicly pronouncing that 9/11 was a US government false flag operation. Al-Qaeda responded by accusing Ahmadinejad of being a conspiracy theorist—a “9/11 truther”. Iran then replied in kind by pointing to CIA involvement with Al-Qaeda.
This spectacle would be uproarious, if the actual stakes were not so high; if this war of words was not part of a much larger and very real war that places the future of the entire world at risk.
What we are witnessing is a typical propaganda battle in which truth, lies and half-truths have been liberally mixed. Only the most clear-minded and astute observers can see the battle lines clearly.
Looking past the noise, putting aside the reliability of the figures making it, there are clear and undeniable historical facts:
The exhaustively compiled evidence on Al-Qaeda and 9/11 can be found in Michel Chossudovsky’s America’s ‘War on Terrorism’, Michael C. Ruppert’s Crossing the Rubicon, , in the work of Paul Thompson, and many others. The facts cited in these definitive works have not been refuted.
While pointing this out is (or should be) unremarkable, voices that expose and speak out against the intelligence-industrial complex—whether it is Ahmadinejad or a lonely activist holding up a protest sign on an American street corner—are targeted for ridicule and character assassination, and worse, depending on what was done or said.
Purely on the facts, Iran has told some of the truths. “Al-Qaeda” has merely issued noise.
More importantly, what is really behind this seemingly absurd Iran versus Al-Qaeda “steel cage” propaganda match over 9/11 and the omnipresence of the CIA?
Geostrategically vital Iran, a prime and persistent target of Anglo-American attack (military and covert operations, political pressure, etc.), is fighting for its survival. In daring to expose any ugly truths about 9/11 and the CIA, daring to undo a decade of secrecy and official cover-up in such a loud, brazen fashion, Iran is playing high stakes poker.
What Iranian officials seek to gain by wielding this handful of ugly truths remains to be seen. Are there more trump cards to be played? Iran’s recent recognition of the Afghanistan Taliban (which is itself crawling with CIA influence) also speaks volumes that a larger back-channel war continues to unfold.
This article was posted: Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 4:33 am