Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Al Qaeda unhappy with Ahmadinejad's 9/11 conspiracy theories

The 9/11 Commission, in its June 16, 2004, report concluded that Al Qaeda and the Iranian regime had maintained close ties with one another well before the 9/11 attacks - as far back as 1991.

The report also went on to say that, "Between eight and ten of the fourteen" hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks "passed through Iran in the period from October 2000 to February 2001". According to the aforementioned report, "Iran had a history of allowing Al Qaeda members to enter and exit Iran across the Afghan border. This practice dated back to October 2000."

And, according to a US State Department report, Iran's Qods Force have been training the Afghan Taliban on the use of small unit tactics, small arms, explosives, and indirect fire ammunition, rocket propelled grenades, mortar rounds, 107mm rockets, and plastic explosives.

Additionally, the New York Times reported several months ago that the US Treasury Dept. had asserted that "the Iranian government had entered into an agreement with operatives of" Al Qaeda and "was allowing the country [of Iran] to be used as a transit point for funneling money and people from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan and Afghanistan."

Hence, in light of Al Qaeda's close ties to the Iranian regime, it is not surprising that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would assert - in his speech to the UN General Assembly last week - that the Bush administration, and not Al Qaeda, was behind the 9/11 attacks.

Nevertheless, while Mr. Ahmadinejad, in his UN remarks, certainly had Al Qaeda's best interest in mind, his terrorist allies were not impressed. Quite the contrary, they were deeply offended that the Iranian President was discrediting their work.

In the latest edition of Al-Qaeda's online magazine, in a section entitled, 'Iran and the Conspiracy Theories', the terrorist organization expressed its displeasure with Mr. Ahmadinejad's remarks.

"The Iranian Government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe that Al Qaeda was behind 9/11, but rather, the US Government," the terrorists wrote in their online magazine. "So we may ask the question: why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?"

Al Qaeda is clearly puzzled by Mr. Ahmadinejad's remarks, which reminds me of the following parody - from 2008: