Ahmadinejad Calls 9/11 ‘A Big Fabrication’
New York Times
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Comment: It took the NY Times just 9 words into an article to imply that questioning the official 9/11 story, which polls show is a sentiment shared by the majority of Americans, is akin to holocaust denial.
Mackey’s claim that suspicion surrounding what happened on 9/11 is solely the domain of people in the Middle East is a deft piece of propaganda, but unfortunately it’s also a complete fabrication.
Perhaps concerned that his repeated suggestions that the Holocaust might not have happened have become less shocking over time, Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad upped the ante on Saturday, telling intelligence officials in Tehran that the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was staged.
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In remarks reported by IRNA, an official Iranian news agency, and translated by Reuters, Mr. Ahmadinejad said, “The September 11 incident was a big fabrication as a pretext for the campaign against terrorism and a prelude for staging an invasion against Afghanistan.” Mr. Ahmadinejad also reportedly described the attacks in New York as a “complicated intelligence scenario and act.” Conspiracy theorists in the Middle East have suggested that the attacks were not the work of Al Qaeda, but carried out by Israeli or American intelligence operatives.
In a speech during Iran’s annual anti-Israel day in September, Mr. Ahmadinejad said of the Holocaust, “The pretext for the creation of the Zionist regime is false.” He added: “It is a lie based on an unprovable and mythical claim.”
This article was posted: Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 5:12 am