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Former Syrian Information Minister: The U.S. Administration Was Behind 9/11

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September 11, 2008
Middle East Media Research Institute Special Dispatch

In an article in the Syrian government daily Teshreen, former Syrian information
minister Dr. Mahdi Dakhlallah wrote that the U.S. intelligence agencies were
behind the 9/11 attacks, and that their aim in this was to pave the way for
implementing a previously readied plan to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.

Following is a translation of the main points of Dakhlallah’s article.[1]

“On the Seventh Anniversary of 9/11, The Truth is Still Not Unequivocal,
And the Mystery Remains”

“On the seventh anniversary of the September 11 events, the truth is still
not unequivocal, and the mystery remains. The immediate and simple explanation
according to the official version of the events is, to this day, the object
of criticism and sometimes even of derision.

“The world may have to wait 25 years for the truth to come to light and
for the secret documents and information about what happened to be presented.
But who cares about the truth?

“What is important, always, is the use of the events in order to carry
out a strategy planned in advance – which raises the possibility that the injured
party itself carried out the deed, especially if the matter concerns a country
with great strategic interests such as the U.S.

“Many are the instances of violence and terror in the land of Uncle Sam,
and no one knows what is behind them. Who killed President Kennedy? To date,
no one knows the truth. Who is behind the Oklahoma [City] bombing? Who is behind
the many instances of violence that made possible [the implementation of] aggressive
strategies and policies prepared in advance?…

“Today too, there are still those who seriously raise [the possibility]
that American intelligence agencies were behind the September 11 events – whether
directly by means of facilitating Al-Qaeda’s plot or [indirectly] by means of
involving [Al-Qaeda] in the events.”

“The Mere Fact That These Questions Are Being Raised Means That
There Is Doubt Regarding the Official Version [Of Events]“

“French journalist Thierry Meyssan was the first to raise this possibility
and to try to prove it. [The Syrian government] newspaper Al-Ba’th published
[Meyssan's] book in serial form in early 2002. After that, this possibility
was also raised by Michael Moore in his famous film ‘Fahrenheit 9/11.’ Likewise,
recently one of the Arab satellite channels showed a documentary film called
‘September 11 – Another Story.’

“The mere fact that these questions are being raised means that there
is doubt regarding the official version [of events], [even] without real proof
that American intelligence agencies were involved [in the attacks]. But a logical
analysis of the instrumentalist ‘pragmatic’ philosophy that leads the thinking
of American politicians reinforces the possibility that the American establishment
is involved in this act of terror.”

“These Plans Were Ready and Prepared [In Advance] – And All That
Was Needed Was to Find a Pretext to Begin Their Immediate Implementation”

“The American instrumental approach is based on the Machiavellian principle
of ‘the end justifies the means.’ The aim was to invade Afghanistan… to get
close to the Caspian Sea gas and oil pipelines, and then to invade Iraq and
to fix the poles of the tent of unipolarity in the ground.

“These plans were ready and prepared [in advance] – and all that was needed
was to find a pretext to begin their immediate implementation. Indeed, the shock
following 9/11 created an American public opinion that supported the war, aggression,
and madness of our time, to which Afghanistan, Iraq, and all global stability
fell victim.

“No one believes that it was possible to invade Afghanistan and Iraq in
the same way and so fast had it not been for the 9/11 attacks. That’s how it
always is: the end justifies the means.”

[1] Teshreen (Syria), September 10, 2008.

Source URL: http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP204808

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By HERB KEINON
Sep 11, 2008

The Syrian government daily Teshreen marked the seventh anniversary of 9/11
this week in a unique fashion: by publishing an article by Syria’s former information
minister blaming US intelligence agencies for the attacks.

According to Mahdi Dakhlallah, in a piece that appeared Wednesday, the intelligence
agencies were behind the September 11, 2001 attacks to provide a pretext for
a preplanned US plan to invade Iraq and Afghanistan.

“These plans were ready and prepared [in advance] – and all that was needed
was to find a pretext to begin their immediate implementation,” wrote Dakhlallah,
in a piece of which excerpts were translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media
Research Institute.

Dakhlallah wrote that in the US, the end justifies the means, and Washington’s
overarching goal was to invade Afghanistan “to get close to the Caspian
Sea gas and oil pipelines, and then to invade Iraq and to fix the poles of the
tent of unipolarity in the ground.”

Indeed, wrote Dakhlallah, “the shock following 9/11 created an American
public opinion that supported the war, aggression, and madness of our time,
to which Afghanistan, Iraq, and all global stability fell victim. No one believes
that it would have been possible to invade Afghanistan and Iraq in the same
way and so fast had it not been for the 9/11 attacks. That’s how it always is:
the end justifies the means.”

Dakhlallah wrote that on the seventh anniversary of 9/11, the truth about the
events remained to be told.

“The world may have to wait 25 years for the truth to come to light and
for the secret documents and information about what happened to be presented.

“But who cares about the truth?”

According to Dakhlallah, “What is important, always, is the use of the
events in order to carry out a strategy planned in advance – which raises the
possibility that the injured party itself carried out the deed, especially if
the matter concerns a country with great strategic interests such as the US.”

Source URL: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1221142453931&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull