Jack Nicholson’s character, Col. Nathan Jessup in the movie, A Few Good Men, wasn’t just blowing smoke when he angrily proclaimed: “You can’t handle the truth!” The fact is, many people can’t. As a result, many people who are left traumatized by a disaster, are inevitably skeptical of the “official story” they are being asked to believe. What to do? They create new, or subscribe to existing conspiracy theories that are making the rounds.
Conspiracy theories can be both, plausible or frighteningly delusional. Is there a baby-boomer alive who hasn’t heard countless conspiracy theories about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? The murder of the beloved young President so traumatized the American people, that no single account of what happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963, could satisfy the millions of Americans left scarred by the event.
As was to be expected, copious conspiracy theories abound for what happened on 9/11. It’s not surprising that many in the Muslim world find it easier to believe in fanciful theories about the U. S. Government or the Israeli Mossad orchestrating 9/11, rather than accept that members of their own faith killed 3,000 innocent people in the name of Allah and Islam.
Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is so prone to spouting lies about people and history that few, if any literate citizens of the world take what he has to say seriously any more. The only remaining question many of us have about President Loonie-Tunes: is he really that stupid as to believe the nonsense coming out of his mouth, or, is he just very lame at the propaganda shtick?
Since 2005 when he was first elected President of Iran, Ahmadinejad has always attended the fall opening of the United Nations General Assembly (GA) in New York and insisted on addressing the assembled world leaders. It has now become an annual ritual for the Iranian President to slowly but surely, force most of the delegates at the GA to vacate their seats in protest of how he has degenerated the auspicious world body with his absurd lies and efforts at historical revision.
This year was no different. As usual, he tried to delegitimize the State of Israel by suggesting that the Holocaust was not a fact. He again repeated his theory that 9/11 was orchestrated by the U.S. government as an excuse to invade Muslim countries.
With half the GA delegates gone, the Iranian President declared:
“By using their imperialistic media network which is under the influence of colonialism, they threaten anyone who questions the Holocaust and the September 11 event with sanctions and military actions.”
Considering that Iran’s theocratic Muslim government regularly murders it own citizens for non-violent expressions of political opposition, could it be that President Daffy really believes all world leaders are doing the same?
Ahmadinejad may think he’s providing some emotional cover to the Muslim masses by promoting such nonsense, but Al Qaeda, the well established perpetrators of 9/11 want you to know that they take pride in that cataclysmic event. As such, they are asking Ahmadinejad to shut up and stop suggesting that America did it to itself.
In their online English magazine, “Inspire,” Al-Qaida states:
“The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe that al-Qaida was behind 9/11 but rather, the US government. 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?”
The article goes on to suggest that just like Al-Qaida, they know that the Iranian President is playing to the hearts and minds of disenfranchised Muslims the world over. But it’s too late for that, 9/11 proved who deserves the loyalty of the Muslim masses.
The Inspire article also states that:
“For Iran, anti-Americanism is merely a game of politics. It is anti-America when it suits it and it is a collaborator with the US when it suits it, as we have seen in the shameful assistance Iran gave to the US in its invasion of Afghanistan and in the Shia of Iraq, backed by Iran, bringing the American forces into the country and welcoming them with open arms.”
So who is more dangerous? The evil murderer who takes pride in his crime or the provincial, lying, duplicitous dictator who believes everyone in the world is as naive and gullible as him?