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Press TV: Zionists “Masterminded” the 9/11 Attacks

David Duke in a tele­phone inter­view on Press TV

As we com­mem­o­rate the 11th anniver­sary of the 9/11 attacks, con­spir­acy the­o­ries sur­round­ing the per­pe­tra­tors and alleged cover-up still abound. These the­o­ries range from the idea that the destruc­tion of the World Trade Cen­ter was a “false flag” oper­a­tion in which the U.S. gov­ern­ment attacked its cit­i­zens to pro­vide an excuse for war, to the notion that Jews and/or Israelis per­pe­trated the attacks and then pointed the fin­ger at Islamic extremists.

Press TV, the Iran­ian government’s plat­form to dis­sem­i­nate its ide­ol­ogy to the English-speaking world, exploited the anniver­sary to espouse anti-Semitic ”expla­na­tions” of what hap­pened on 9/11 in three arti­cles pub­lished on their web­site today.

The first, an inter­view with for­mer Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, served as an oppor­tu­nity for Duke to flesh out his anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­ory that Israel was respon­si­ble for 9/11. When Duke was asked if he believes 9/11 was an “inside job,” he responded: “There are Israeli fin­ger­prints all over the whole 9/11 aspect…Israel has a long record of ter­ror­ism against America…there are a lot of rea­sons that Israel wanted 9/11 to hap­pen.” In addi­tion to blam­ing Israel for per­pe­trat­ing the attacks, Duke also claimed Jews and/or Israel are respon­si­ble for a num­ber of Amer­i­can poli­cies and world events. He stated, for exam­ple, that the Iraq war was merely the result of Zion­ist con­trol. “The Zion­ists orches­trated and cre­ated this war in the media, the gov­ern­ment, and inter­na­tional finance,” he said.

Press TV also inter­viewed Mark Dankof, a con­trib­u­tor to the vir­u­lently anti-Semitic news­pa­per Amer­i­can Free Press. In the inter­view, titled “Zion­ists mas­ter­minded, co-plotted 9/11 attacks,” Dankof explic­itly accuses “Zion­ists” of per­pe­trat­ing the attacks. When asked by the inter­viewer whether it’s likely the U.S. will rein­ves­ti­gate the attacks, Dankof replies:

“It is not going to hap­pen because the peo­ple who per­pe­trated [9/11] are the same peo­ple who con­trol the news media and have a dispro­por­tion­ate influ­ence in Amer­i­can for­eign pol­icy through var­i­ous think tanks and so forth, that are aligned with the nation of Israel.”

Dankof also states that he agrees with the out­spo­ken 9/11 con­spir­acy the­o­rist Alan Sabrosky that “9/11 was an Israeli Mossad inside oper­a­tion from start to fin­ish — one hun­dred per­cent. Period.” Dankof adds that if oth­ers look into 9/11, they will find that:

“Israel had the motive, they had the means, they had the oppor­tu­nity, they had the money, they had the resources, they had the inside con­tacts and they had the people in the Amer­i­can media and the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment to cover it up for them after the fact.”

A third arti­cle posted today, a reprint­ing of com­ments made by Iran­ian pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ahmadinejad about 9/11, was sim­i­larly con­spir­a­to­r­ial. Ahmadine­jad, accord­ing to the tran­script pro­vided by Press TV, stated that the sanc­tity of the media has been “destroyed” by Zion­ists and that the events sur­round­ing 9/11 and the sub­se­quent American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were the result of a “media oper­a­tion.” His com­ments, though some­what vague and inco­her­ent, seem to imply that the “Zion­ists” cor­rupted the media which in turn has led to U.S. poli­cies in the Mid­dle East that are per­ceived to ben­e­fit Israel.

Press TV has a his­tory of pro­mot­ing offen­sive and unsub­stan­ti­ated the­o­ries on 9/11 behind the veneer of pro­vid­ing legit­i­mate news cov­er­age. In doing so, they also pro­vide a plat­form for those who espouse such the­o­ries and lend legit­i­macy to them.

  • john

    This arti­cle is really biased , David Duke has all his words backed up with doc­u­men­ta­tion so I dont under­stand why the ADL feel the need to be so biased , There were the five danc­ing Israelis for exam­ple, Instead of actu­ally deal­ing with facts the ADL seems to slan­der its oppo­nents and call them ‘con­spir­acy nuts’ ‘anti semtics ’ ADL is not fair. If the ADL are really for the jew­ish peo­ple, why they do they refuse to deal with facts? thats my 2 cents.

  • Bobby

    ADL is noth­ing but a tool of Freema­son Benai Berith which the same organ­i­sa­tion respon­si­ble for spread­ing Com­mu­nism in Rus­sia. Thank G-d for David duke kind of Peo­ple who sac­ri­fice their whole life for their coun­try­men to wake up. And now the results are bear­ing the fruits and thats what mank­ing ADL and such organ­i­sa­tions to attack their free spreach. May more peo­ple wake up. Human­ity deserves a sec­ond chance

  • UCSPan­ther

    What I find funny is how the Ira­ni­ans have a washed-up race hus­tler (Duke) appear on their state-run pro­pa­ganda broad­caster and spew his tired, worn out rhetoric about how Jews are respon­si­ble for X, Y and Z.

    Of course, it isn’t, because presstv is try­ing to con­tinue the ghoul­ish work that Die Sturmer started in the 1930s.

    • with­power

      The Jews ARE respon­si­ble for 9–11. And they WERE respon­si­ble for what Hitler accused them of.

  • with­power

    Caught red-handed you deceit­ful snakes.

    Hail vic­tory!

  • ralphie44

    Its true.
    To hell with the ADL.

  • pay­day monsanto

    ADL = Espi­onage oper­a­tion. Period.

  • The offi­cial unsub­stan­ti­ated con­spir­acy the­ory about 911 is equally as offen­sive, lay­ing the blame with Islamic Arabs. Few crit­i­cal thinkers trust or believe the Bush administration’s nar­ra­tive of that day, par­roted by the con­trolled media. The con­trolled col­lapse of WTC7 and the wit­nessed bombs in the build­ings on that day sug­gest the offi­cial story is just that, a story, used to encour­age Amer­i­cans to sup­port wars of conquest.

  • Stone­ham­Mel

    There’s enough anti-semitic hate on the inter­net with­out ADL host­ing it here. C’mon, the Bill of Rights wasn’t a sui­cide pact.