September 24, 2010
During a speech at the U.N. on Thursday, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proposed that elements within the U.S. Government may have been complicit in the 9/11 attacks, prompting the U.S., British, and other European Union delegations to walk out.
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First mentioning the official story as one viewpoint to explain 9/11, Ahmadinejad went on to elaborate on others — that elements within the U.S. Government orchestrated the attack, (“the majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree with this view,” Ahmadinejad declared of this viewpoint), or that the U.S. Government learned of the terrorist plot and allowed it to happen and/or quietly assisted it.
He also said that the U.S.’s response to the attacks was the firing up of a propaganda machine aimed at convincing the world to back the wars that followed after 9/11.
“We were all saddened for the 3,000 lives lost on 9/11,” said Ahmadinejad, adding “since then hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
By evening, Fox News was in full spin mode, using his comments as fuel for its usual rhetoric against Iran, stoking the PR fires for when the White House and the Pentagon decide to take the next step in furthering the neocon vision of an American Empire in the Middle East.
Other mainstream news sources have included in their coverage of Ahmadinejad’s speech a rehash on the official story of 9/11, written in a tone of unquestioning authority in order to convince the reader that there is absolutely no debate as to what happened on that day, despite scientific evidence that the three buildings that fell in New York City on 9/11 were not brought down by fire.
Ahmadinejad’s speech is below:
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