While the families of 9/11 victims called for the declassification of evidence that members of the Saudi monarchy helped fund the attacks, a Saudi newspaper turned the table, blaming the United States for the worst terrorist massacre on its soil.
Saudi legal expert Katib Al-Shammari, writing in the London-based Saudi daily Al-Hayat on April 28, charged that the U.S. carried out the 9/11 attacks while placing blame on others, beginning with al-Qaida and the Taliban, then shifting to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and now Saudi Arabia.
“The U.S. created, in public opinion, an obscure enemy – terrorism – which became what American presidents blamed for all their mistakes,” Shammari wrote.
Shammari said the effort to release evidence of purported Saudi involvement in 9/11 is part of standard U.S. policy of using archival documents as leverage against various countries.
“Those who follow American policy see that it is built upon the principle of advance planning and future probabilities. This is because it occasionally presents a certain topic to a country that it does not wish [to bring up] at that time but [that it is] reserving in its archives as an ace to play [at a later date] in order to pressure that country,” he wrote.
He charged that the Americans decided not to remove Saddam in the 1990s because they preferred to keep him as a bargaining chip with Gulf states.
The article was published on the eve of visit President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia in April. At the time, Congress was debating the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which would allow the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the Saudi government for damages.
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Also in April 2016, the New York Times reported a 2002 congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks had found that Saudi officials living in the United States at the time had a hand in the plot.
As WND reported in April, Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell off $750 billion in U.S. assets if Congress passes the legislation allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue.
The Saudi financial threat is renewing a push to declassify 28 pages of the 838-page congressional report about the 9/11 attacks. The critical pages are locked in a secure basement room at the Capitol. A co-chair of the 9/11 inquiry, former Forida Sen. Bob Graham, claims the classified pages show a link that goes all the way to the top of the Saudi government. Graham charges the Saudi government’s funding of terrorist groups continues to this day.
In his article, Shammari said there’s “proof” that the U.S. government carried out 9/11.
“September 11 is one of (the) winning cards in the American archives, because all the wise people in the world who are experts on American policy and who analyze the images and the videos agree unanimously that what happened in the (Twin) Towers was a purely American action, planned and carried out within the U.S.
Echoing the charges of “9/11 truthers,” Shammari said, “Proof of this is the sequence of continuous explosions that dramatically ripped through both buildings.
“Expert structural engineers demolished them with explosives, while the planes crashing [into them] only gave the green light for the detonation – they were not the reason for the collapse.”
He said the U.S. used 9/11 to “launch a new age of global armament” and charged “the “nature of the U.S. is that it cannot exist without an enemy.”
After World War II, he wrote, the U.S. created the Cold War, then, when it ended, “began to see Muslims as their new enemy.”
“This will never end until it accomplishes the goals it has set for itself,” Shammari said of the U.S.
“So why not let these achievements be credited to the American administration, while insurance companies pay for the damages, whether domestic or foreign? This, my dear Arab and Muslim, is the policy of the American archives.” http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/saudi-paper-u-s-carried-out-911-attacks/#qL2LZuC1r1xlmx3m.99
A senior Indian police officer and anti-corruption investigator last month accused the Indian government of orchestrating the Mumbai terror attacks which occurred nearly seven years ago, according to an Indian government official.
R. V. S. Mani, a former undersecretary in India’s home ministry now in the urban development ministry, testified in July that a senior police officer who investigated the 2004 ‘encounter killings’ of four Indian Muslims in Gujarat by the Ahmedabad Police Crime Branch, had told him that the 2008 Mumbai attacks were “set up” by the Indian government.
The police officer, Satish Verma — currently Principal at the Police Training College in Junagadh — is well-known for his secondment to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s elite anti-corruption law enforcement agency, to lead the probe into the 2004 ‘encounter killings.’
The commander of Iran’s ground forces said that American officials planned and executed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to justify military intervention in the region.
“These wars and these threats stem from a comprehensive American strategy. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Americans felt that a new force was beginning to materialize, namely the union between Sunnis and Shiites,” said Ahmad Reza Pourdastan in an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam state news network.
“The basis of this force was the blessed Islamic Revolution in Iran. This force is Islam, or the Islamic world. In order to prevent this force from materializing, the Americans did many things,” Pourdastan said, according to a translation of his remarks by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“The first thing they did was to plan and carry out the events of 9/11, in order to justify their presence in Western Asia, with the goal of ruling it,” he said… (full article)
April 16, 2015 - Members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's family tell TIME they tried in vain to dismiss his defense lawyers.
Throughout the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who was convicted last week of bombing the Boston
Marathon in 2013, his family resisted the urge to speak out publicly in
his defense. Tsarnaev’s defense team had advised them not to grant
interviews, they say, as it could risk his chances at trial. But when
the jury issued its guilty verdict on April 8, convicting him on 17
counts that could each carry the death penalty, some of his relatives
decided to go public with their outrage.On the evening of April 14, three members of the Tsarnaev
family met at a café in the city of Grozny, close to their ancestral
home in southern Russia, and told a TIME reporter how the trial had torn
their family apart, how helpless they felt against what they see as an
American conspiracy against them and, above all, how they still hope to
convince Tsarnaev to fire his legal team and seek to overturn the
verdict on appeal.“It would be so much easier if he had
actually committed these crimes,” says his aunt Maret Tsarnaeva. “Then
we could swallow this pain and accept it.”
But two years after
the bombing that killed three people and wounded hundreds near the
race’s finish line on April 15, 2013, they still refuse to admit
Tsarnaev’s guilt. From their homes in Chechnya
and Dagestan, two predominantly Muslim regions of Russia, some of his
family members have tried to convince Tsarnaev to fire his
court-appointed lawyer, Judy Clarke, who has taken a surprising approach
to his defense.
In one of her first arguments before the jury
after entering a not-guilty plea, Clarke said that her client is indeed
responsible for the “senseless, horrific, misguided acts.” But in
committing these crimes, she argued that he was acting under the
direction of his older brother Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout
with authorities soon after the bombing.
This line of defense has
outraged many of Tsarnaev’s relatives, who have tried to convince him
to dismiss Clarke and ask for a lawyer who will argue his innocence.
“Why do we even need defense attorneys if they just tell the jury he is
guilty?” his aunt asks. “What’s the point?”
Like many observers
of the case in Russia, the Tsarnaev family has claimed — without
providing any meaningful evidence — that the bombing was part of a U.S.
government conspiracy intended to test the American public’s reaction to
a terrorist threat and the imposition of martial law in a U.S. city.
“This was all fabricated by the American special services,” Said-Hussein
Tsarnaev, the convicted bomber’s uncle, tells TIME. A panel of 12
jurors in Boston reached the verdict after weeks of testimony from some 90 witnesses and 11 hours of deliberations spread over two days.
mother, Zubeidat, made similar claims of a conspiracy soon after his
arrest, but she seems to have come around since then to the strategy
that her son’s lawyers have taken at trial. As a result, the family
appears to have suffered a rancorous split. While the brothers’ paternal
relatives, who spoke to TIME on Wednesday, have demanded a new legal
team, their mother has refused to call for Clarke’s dismissal. “The
mother won’t let us do it,” says Hava Tsarnaeva, the brothers’
great-aunt in Chechnya. “She won’t listen to reason.”
Their only real means of pressuring her is through Tsarnaev’s father, Anzor, a native of Chechnya
who now lives in neighboring Dagestan. But he seems to have taken his
wife’s side on the quality of their son’s defense. “As frightening as it
is to admit, Anzor has been his wife’s zombie all his life, from the
first day they met,” says his sister Maret.
In their desperation
to reach Tsarnaev during the trial, his paternal relatives have tried
sending letters, arranging phone calls and even encouraging a friend to
go to the Boston
courtroom and cry out to Tsarnaev during a hearing. But all of these
efforts failed to reach him, they say, let alone convince him to fire
Their focus now has turned to outside help,
primarily from rights activists and international institutions, though
these efforts also have little chance of success. On Wednesday, they met
with a leading rights activist in Chechnya, Heda Saratova, in the hope
of filing an appeal in the case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Saratova informed them that the U.S. is not a party to the court’s
founding treaty, and therefore does not accept its jurisdiction.
hearing the news, Maret Tsarnaeva, the aunt, let out a laugh through
her tears. “So I guess the U.S. has really proven its exceptionalism in
this case,” she says, bitterly. “It’s a closed circle.” And it leaves
his family no choice but to wait for April 21, when the sentencing phase
of the trial will consider whether Tsarnaev should face the death
penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison.
Once again, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan gives a shining example of speaking truth to power. When will the cowards and traitors passing as "American Muslim leaders" learn to stand up for the truth and justice like this? How could anyone who believes in God and judgment possibly NOT devote their time and energy to this cause? Over a million have been murdered, and many millions of lives ruined, due to this Big Lie. Failure to act on this issue is OBVIOUSLY worse than any other sin you could possibly commit. WAKE UP, MUSLIMS!
Al-Marayati said after the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage, that Israel should be on the "suspect list". -Press TV
Breitbart.com, one of the many treasonous "American" outlets tasked with serving Israeli interests, is complicit in covering up the Zionist coup d'état of September 11th, 2001. When the counter-coup finally happens, you'd better believe that these guys are gonna get purged. -KB
Iranian state-media outlet Press TV has come to the defense of Salam Al-Marayati, the President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), who attended this week’s White House Countering Violent Extremism Summit and has a past rife with extremist remarks.
Al-Marayati’s presence at the White House summit was first reported by Breitbart News and was shortly thereafter picked up by multiple domestic and international news outlets. Breitbart News documented his previous radical statements, such as calling the Iranian-proxy, Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group a “legitimate resistance” movement, and suspecting Israel of carrying out the 9/11/01 attacks against America. Critics of Al-Marayati’s MPAC believe the group is a staunch ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been designated as a terrorist group in many countries.
Iran’s Press TV took issue with recent comments made by U.S. Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy Seal who told Fox News that Al Marayati’s presence at the event was a “slap in the face to Israel.” Rep. Zinke added, “I’m speechless… Certainly, this is why our allies don’t trust us and our enemies no longer fear us.”
The Iranian state-media report defending Al-Marayati’s statement reads:
Al-Marayati said after the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage, that Israel should be on the “suspect list”.
US officials assert that the attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda terrorists but many analysts say it was a false-flag operation and that Osama bin Laden was just a bogeyman for the US military-industrial complex.
They believe rogue elements within the US government orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to boost the US economy and advance the Zionist agenda.
The piece continues:
In an interview with Press TV on Tuesday, American scholar Dr. Kevin Barrett said, the September 11, 2001 attacks were a Zionist “coup d’etat” to seize power in the country and launch a permanent war on Islam on behalf of Israel.”
“This was really set-up by the Zionists who actually were the main force behind 9/11 and the Zionists wanted to make sure that 9/11 could be used to threaten Saudi Arabia and prevent it from leaving the US imperial orbit and also to threaten Pakistan and force Pakistan to acquiesce in the coming invasion of Afghanistan,” Barrett said.
Press TV, Feb 20, 2015
The Iranian news outlet has a full-time staff loaded with proven anti-Semites, 9/11 truthers, radical Palestinian activists, and Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers. The Ayatollah’s 24 hour english-language propaganda arm in Press TV is available on dozens of providers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.