Arab World Celebrates 9/11 by Blaming Attacks on Israel and Jews, New York Times Blames Bush

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 at 9:26 am
Activists on the beach in Cancun.

All the nutcases come out whenever the 9/11 anniversary comes around. This stuff really used to irritate us, but it’s so predictable and boring now.

Expect nothing less.

In the weeks leading up to the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Muslim clerics and academics across the Arab world publicly trafficked in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, blaming Israel and American Jews for the attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans and destroyed New York City’s Twin Towers and a wing of the Pentagon.

Majed Al-Mitri, a Yemini researcher and academic, took to an Arabic television station last week to declare that 9/11 was orchestrated “by the U.S. and by the Jews in a clandestine manner” as a way to target “Islam and the Muslims,” according to a translation of his remarks by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which has been tracking conspiracy theories relating to 9/11 in the lead up to today’s anniversary.

“The US is conducting the greatest distortion campaign in its history,” Yaha Al-Kateb, another Yemini academic, stated in a Sept. 5 television interview in which he referred to the attack as “the alleged 9/11 operation by the so-called Al-Qaeda,” according to MEMRI.

Citing “documents published in some books,” Al-Kateb goes on to speculated that 9/11 is “entirely untrue” and that “the U.S. and Israel had prior knowledge of it.”

Meanwhile, Michael Moore must be swelling with pride today.

Could the 9/11 attack have been stopped, had the Bush team reacted with urgency to the warnings contained in all of those daily briefs? We can’t ever know. And that may be the most agonizing reality of all.

Bill Clinton, of course, gets a lifetime pass for failing to take out bin Laden when he had the chance.

10 Responses to “Arab World Celebrates 9/11 by Blaming Attacks on Israel and Jews, New York Times Blames Bush”

  1. MT Geoff on 11/11/12 at 10:37 am

    Could President Bush have stopped the 9/11 attacks if he had responded to the daily briefings? Which briefings? Which threats? The public knew that Islamists wanted to harm us at least back to 1993; so did the presidents. We knew there were a number of plots evolving; so did the presidents. There were too many warnings to respond to all of them and they were too vague to justify the stringent measures that went into effect in the minutes after the attacks of 9/11.
    I understand some the arguments about DHS and TSA. But there remains this: the job of the TSA was to keep anyone from staging another hijacking and, so far, no one has done so. TSA is only one element in that record but it has mattered. No, TSA hasn’t caught any actual terrorists, but that isn’t the agency’s job. Deterrence is their job.

  2. MT Geoff on 11/11/12 at 11:14 am

    Howdy Jack (#2)
    It’s hard to say how important Bin Laden’s role was. Al Quaeda was and is only one group among many Islamist groups. Bin Laden was the mastermind and the chief mover; he deserved his fate. No bin Laden, though, would probably just have made room for another such wicked person.

  3. Rob Crawford on 11/11/12 at 11:46 am

    No one will be able to say Obama “knew but did nothing”. He doesn’t even go to the briefings!

  4. lyle on 11/11/12 at 12:24 pm

    Yeah, I’m sure NYT would have totally supported Bush unilaterly taking out UBL. Totally supported it. ‘Cuz, you know, they showed such great support of everything else he did, right?

  5. demoncrat on 11/11/12 at 2:50 pm

    Bush: Muslims want to use planes as weapons.

    Liberals: Bush makes rasist remark.

  6. Blue Hen on 11/11/12 at 3:27 pm

    Meanwhile, everything wrong with the economy is the fault of Booooooooooosh, and somehow the stupidest man in the World (Boooosh) managed to hide the US economy from the two smartest men in the World (JEF and choo-choo), so that “they didn’t know how bad it was”. because, spending and unemployment and reports from the Fed were under double secret probation. Really.

  7. Vizzini on 13/13/12 at 7:49 pm

    So these muzzies simultaneously celebrate 9/11 and blame it on Da Jews. It would be amusing if these semi-human savages didn’t have guns.