Al-Qaeda to Ahmadinejad: Aw shut up already, will ya?
This one is really good. The poorly named 9-11 "Truthers" (perhaps more accurately rendered "Falsers") continue to moronically assert that al-Qaeda never claimed responsibility for the 9-11 attacks—despite the fact that it has done so time and time and time again. Now the terror network takes Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to task for spouting revisionist malarky that would steal the glory from Osama and his crew by blaming the attacks on the US government. David Goodman writes for the New York Times' The Lede blog Sept. 28:
Stop the Conspiracy Theories, Al Qaeda Tells Iranian Leader
Al Qaeda has a message for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran: enough with the conspiracy theories about Sept. 11.
The latest issue of the terror group’s English-language magazine, Inspire, lashed out at the Iranian president for indulging in the claim that the American government — and not Al Qaeda — was responsible for the attack. It was a claim Mr. Ahmadinejad repeated during his address to the United Nations General Assembly last week, when he suggested that the killing of Osama bin Laden was part of a dark conspiracy to conceal the real perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
"The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe Al Qaeda was behind 9/11 but rather, the U.S. government," read an article in the magazine published under the byline Abu Suhail. "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, which reminded some of a satirical video from The Onion on a similar subject, continues, sardonically adopting a name for America often repeated by Iranian leaders:
If Iran was genuine in its animosity towards the U.S., it would be pleased to see another entity striking a blow at the Great Satan but that’s not the case. For Iran, anti-Americanism is merely a game of politics.
The author accuses Iran, a majority Shiite country, of a lack of support for the Sunni terror group because of both long-standing religious animosities and simple geopolitical jealousy:
For them, Al Qaeda was a competitor for the hearts and minds of the disenfranchised Muslims around the world. Al Qaeda, an organization under fire, with no state, succeeded in what Iran couldn’t. Therefore it was necessary for the Iranians to discredit 9/11 and what better way to do so? Conspiracy theories.
Iran and the Shi’a in general do not want to give Al Qaeda credit for the greatest and biggest operation ever committed against America because this would expose their lip-service jihad against the Great Satan.
The article, labeled "Opinion," appeared on Page 4 of the magazine’s fall 2011 issue [PDF], which is dedicated to commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks...
Will the "Truthies" (er, make that the "Falsies") respond to this (if at all) in any way other than by claiming (on no evidence) that the al-Qaeda communiqué is CIA disinformation? Don't count on it. They have never demonstrated the slightest degree of intellectual integrity, and we are convinced that they never will.