Ahmadinejad, 9/11 and Denial.
I can’t quite work out if President Ahmadinejad reads 9/11 truther web sites or is so engrossed with the idea of “Zionist” plots that his speeches naturally flow from his Internet reading, or straight from his own built-in prejudices.
Whatever the case, no one can accuse him of being shy about his views and whilst reiterating his continued Holocaust denial President Ahmadinejad is now articulating 9/11 conspiracy theories, which naturally have his own brand of racism embedded in them, Reuters has more:
“(Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday the September 11, 2001 attacks were exaggerated in a fresh broadside at the United States just days after President Barack Obama voiced willingness to talk to Iran.
Well-known for his anti-American and anti-Israeli rhetoric, the hardline populist Ahmadinejad also repeated his denial of the Nazi Holocaust in which six million Jews were killed.
Ahmadinejad said the September 11 attacks with hijacked airliners on New York and Washington D.C. had been trumped up as an excuse for the United States to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
Speaking at a Tehran conference, Ahmadinejad said there was no evidence that the death toll at New York’s World Trade Center, destroyed in the attacks, was as high as reported and said “Zionists” had been tipped off in advance.
“What was the story of September 11? During five to six days, and with the aid of the media, they created and prepared public opinion so that everyone considered an attack on Afghanistan and Iraq as (their) right,” he said in a televised speech.
No “Zionists” were killed in the World Trade Center, according to Ahmadinejad, because “one day earlier they were told not go to their workplace.”
“They announced that 3,000 people were killed in this incident, but there were no reports that reveal their names. Maybe you saw that, but I did not,” he told a gathering of the Iranian news media.”
As you might expect President Ahmadinejad loses no time in reminding us of his views on the Holocaust:
“He had previously said the “9-11” attacks were a “big fabrication” and has rejected the historical record of the Holocaust. On Saturday, Ahmadinejad repeated his belief that the Holocaust had been invented to justify the creation of Israel.
“They made up an event, the so-called Holocaust which was later laid as the basis for the innocence of a group,” he said. “