Establishment Reacts To Ahmadinejad 9/11 Controversy
Like Kid Caught With Hand In Cookie Jar
Petulant tantrums over statements of fact betray
reaction of establishment politicians and their corporate media
mouthpieces to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments
about 9/11 is akin to that of a guilty child caught with his
hand in the cookie jar and chocolate smeared all over his face.
The move to inflate the situation by creating
a media circus will ultimately backfire as more people discover
that, unfortunately, the Iranian President's comments, although
cloaked in an ever present anti-Israel sentiment, are accurate.
Ahmadinejad stated simply that millions of people
believe there is evidence to suggest the 9/11 attacks were an
inside job of some kind - a statement of fact, no matter how
repugnant he who delivers it may be.
US President Barack Obama has declared he is "outraged
and offended" by the comments, later giving
an interview to the BBC's Persian service, in which he told
the Iranian people that the comments were "offensive and
As ever, the truth of the matter has been distorted
beyond recognition as a minority of UN delegates walking out
on Ahmadinejad's speech yesterday was transformed overnight
into a full scale revolt by the corporate media.
The EU, we are told, was so disgusted with Ahmadinejad's
comments that "all representatives of the 27 nations of
the EU walked out".
However, in 2008 when the European
parliament hosted a debate on the events of 9/11,
the evidence that contradicts the official explanation and the
reasons why an independent investigation should be carried out,
there was no outcry whatsoever.
When European member of parliament Giulietto Chiesa
and former German defence minister Andreas von Bulow led the
debate on 9/11 inconsistencies, no one walked out and the newspapers
remained devoid of front page headlines, because there was no
opportunity to smear and discredit the issue based on the characters
of those raising it.
Similarly, when prominent
Japanese politician Yukihisa Fujita held debates
and spoke on questions surrounding 9/11, prompting Parliamentarians
of various countries to consider asking the UN to investigate,
no establishment politicians denounced him and the newspapers
remained devoid of front page headlines.
When the former
President of Italy, Francesco Cossiga, stated that
in his view 9/11 was a vast intelligence operation overseen
by the U.S. intelligence apparatus, the newspapers remained
devoid of front page headlines.
When several members of the officially appointed
9/11 Commission stated that the intelligence apparatus and the
US government had
actively obstructed their investigation, no establishment
politicians expressed outrage and the newspapers remained devoid
of front page headlines.
When military leaders, scientists, engineers,
architects, legal professionals, first responders, family members
and all of the other thousands of individuals listed
in this article questioned the US government's
explanation of 9/11, the newspapers remained devoid of front
"that the United States was in any way responsible
for the 9/11 terrorist attacks or that the majority of people
in the US believe this to be the case, is outrageous and unacceptable."
said EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton today.
Whether you believe the official explanation of
9/11 or not, it is clear from multiple polls and surveys conducted
over the past few years that a majority of Americans do question
it, they do want an independent investigation and they do blame
elements of their own government. These are simply facts:
Poll: 89% Believe US Government Covering Up 9/11
Zogby Poll: 51% Of Americans Want New 9/11 Investigation
Poll: 84% Say 9/11 Is A Cover Up
More Americans blame Bush for 9/11
Poll: Over 70 Million American Adults Support New 9/11 Investigation
Poll: Half of New Yorkers Believe Government Complicity in 9/11
The media hyped controversy rumbles on with British
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to "denounce"
Ahmadinejad at the UN today following the Iranian premier's
"...once again, an issue of grave global
concern has been overshadowed by the bizarre, offensive and
attention-grabbing pronouncements by President Ahmadinejad from
this podium yesterday. His remarks were intended to distract
attention from Iran's obligations and to generate media headlines.
They deserve to do neither." Clegg's speech reads.
If Clegg does not want headlines created why has
he elected to switch his entire speech around thus creating
"...the Iranian president said there was
evidence that the US government had at least supported the attacks,
including passports in the rubble of the twin towers of men
who had been involved with US officials, while no trace of the
alleged suicide attackers was retrieved." The London Guardian
This paragraph is very interesting, because the
Guardian journalist seems to think Ahmadinejad is implying that
the evidence for elements of the US government being involved
in the attacks consists of some passports found in the rubble,
and that this is part of the "conspiracy theory".
In actual fact what Ahmadinejad actually means
is that the evidence that Islamic extremists carried out the
attacks consisted of passports found in the rubble. That implausible
claim forms part of the official version of events.
Indeed, if you actually read
what Ahmadinejad said, it becomes clear that the
point of his speech was to connect the 9/11 attacks to the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan, which are still ongoing. No matter
how much you may abhor Ahmadinejad, with good cause, this is
a key point that is rarely, if ever, reiterated at international
summits by politicians.
Without 9/11 as justification there would have
certainly been no war in Afghanistan, and little international
support for the invasion of Iraq. In accounting for the fallout
of these wars of aggression, 9/11 must therefore be addressed.
A thorough independent investigation of what happened on 9/11,
how the attacks were carried out and by whom should have been
the very least we could have expected - instead, it is now accepted
as the norm that it is somehow "offensive", "bizarre"
or "hateful" to ask for a plausible explanation of
the events, or even to talk about it.
This mindset is one step away from erasing the
event from history altogether. It only serves to create even
more suspicion that in turn drives people to explore the evidence
and discover the truth for themselves.
You are expected to simply accept the fact that
there are hundreds of thousands, most likely millions, of innocent
Afghans and Iraqis now dead ultimately because of what happened
on 9/11. If you do not unquestioningly accept that as just,
you are "bizarre" or "offensive".
In a widely
covered press conference today, the Iranian President
repeated his comments, noting:
"I did not pass judgment but don't you feel
that the time has come to have a fact finding committee?"
He also lashed out at the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as
an overreaction to the attacks.
"The Americans should not occupy the entire Middle East...
bomb wedding parties... annihilate an entire village just because
one terrorist is hiding there."
That a tinpot dictator with a disgusting record on human rights
speaks more sense on this issue than our elected leaders is
Even if you wholeheartedly accept the official
explanation of 9/11, it still cannot be made to jive with the
attack on Afghanistan. The official story goes that the hijackers
were trained at US air bases and the 9/11 plot was conceived
in Europe. Furthermore, the Taliban had agreed to co-operate
with the US government and extradite
Osama Bin Laden before 9/11 and then again immediately
Nevertheless, if you dare to ask why Afghanistan
was attacked following 9/11, that is "offensive" and
you are "bizarre" and "hateful".
In reality, the most "bizarre" thing
to emerge from this sorry affair is the reaction of the establishment,
in its underestimation of the public desire to understand and
trace the source of a decade of intense global conflict and
a vast economic and moral degradation within society.
The more our so called politicians whine and posture,
the more guilty they look.
It is clear that the seizure upon Ahmadinejad's
comments by the establishment and the intense media circus now
surrounding the story is an attempt to do two things, garner
support for continued sanctions against Iran, and to smear those
who continue to ask questions about 9/11 and the subsequent
wars of aggression in the middle east by associating them with
a manufactured "enemy" of the free world.
Steve Watson is the London based writer
and editor at Alex Jones' Infowars.net, and regular contributor
to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International
Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham
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