The United States government is concealing Iran's role in the 9/11 attack, says Kenneth Timmerman, world-renowned investigative journalist and contributing editor of Newsmax.
Timmerman published an expose on unknown Al Qaeda head terrorist Osama Bin Laden for the Reader's Digest in 1998. Less than a decade later, in 2006, he was nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize by former Swedish deputy Prime Minister Perk Ahlmark for his expose on the Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Speaking on Israel National Radio's Tovia Singer Show, Timmerman stated that the Iranian government was "deeply, directly and materially involved" in the preparation, the planning, the execution "and the aftermath of the attack in helping Al Qaeda". He said that the American public is in general unaware of this connection.
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Timmerman quoted the 9/11 Commission Report, issued on July 2004 as saying: "We now have evidence suggesting that 8 to 10 of the 14 Saudi "muscle" operatives traveled in or out of Iran between October 2000 and Feb 2001."
There's strong evidence that Iran allowed transit of Al Qaeda members before 9/11
The “muscle” operatives were the 9/11 hijackers who overpowered airline crew members, slit their throats, and terrorized passengers so the Al Qaeda pilots could seize control of the airliners and fly them into their targets.
The commission concluded that there was “strong evidence that Iran facilitated the transit of Al Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, and that some of these were future 9/11 hijackers.”The commission also concluded that the hijackers "were accompanied by a senior Hizbullah operative." Timmerman, in his book “Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran”, identified the operative as Imad Faize Mughniyeh, Hizbullah's second-in-command who was assassinated last February in Damascus.
Although the commission noticed that "either this was a direct material evidence of Iran's involvement in the hijackings or it was just a remarkable coincidence", says Timmerman, "they didn't come down either way... they wouldn't say which". In explanation of this resignation he said: "I can assure you they (the commission) were under tremendous, tremendous pressure from the US intelligence community not to say anything about this."
Rabbi Tovia Singer is the founder and director of Outreach Judaism, an anti-missionary organization. Rabbi Singer addresses more than 200 audiences a year. He is the author of the book and accompanying audio CD series entitled Let's Get Biblical and Singer holds a bachelor's degree in social work. He has hosted the Tovia Singer Show since 2002.
A note from Radarsite: Now this, from respected investigative journalist Kenneth Timmerman. Just in time for the Black Dwarf's outrageous appearance at the UN this coming Tuesday. And this is the rogue nation which is thumbing its nose at the world and despite all the admonishments and sanctions, continuing its militant march down the road to Armageddon.
Do we really need any more evidence before confronting this evil Iranian regime militarily? I don't think so.
The biggest mistake we in the West seem to make, over and over again, when dealing with Muslim nations, lies in our inability to accept the overarching importance of Islam. We still deal in Twentieth Century realpolitik. We continue treating all nations as though they were separate entities, with discreet agendas: This one is presently our ally, this one our enemy, and this one is uncommitted. While Islam, that proverbial elephant in the room continues to go unnoticed.
Hopefully, we are finally learning some hard lessons. So long as any nation is Islamic, they are no friend of freedom and democracy, they are no friend to the United States or any other Western nation. They may make accommodations, they may make temporary alliances with Westerners for some tactical gain, but, make no mistake about it -- all Muslim nations have but one unchanging allegiance, and that allegiance is to Islam. And Islam is the enemy of the West. It always was and it always will be, until one or the other of us is either completely dominated or utterly destroyed.
Is it a huge surprise, then, that Iran was quite possibly complicit in the horrors of 9/11? Should it be? Can you name with conviction any Muslim state which is unequivocally trustworthy as an ally? Any Muslim state which didn't either discreetly, or openly rejoice when those towers fell? Afghanistan? Pakistan? Syria? Iraq? Saudi Arabia? Egypt? Libya? Morocco? Palestine? Dearborn, Michigan?
The only thing we in America can totally trust in this deceptive GWOT is our own military might. And our will to use it. The only sure defense is a powerful offense. So powerful that it immediately disheartens any potential enemy. We have the military might. But we lack the will.
However, if things keep heading in their present course, if Iran continues it militant march down that road to Armageddon, I think America may find that will again, and find it quickly.
And then, God help our adversaries, whomever they may be.- rg
Another hat tip to Ben.
A postscript from Radarsite: This, my friends passes for objective criticism of respected journalist and author Kenneth Timmerman from the people at Wikipedia.
Timmerman has been accused of yellow journalism in relation to his work on Iraqi WMDs.He has also been accused of excessive partisanship in relation to Iran and his work on the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. As the American founder of an organization that claims to represent the interests of Iranian democrats, his opinions have little influence in the Iranian diaspora. [What?]
He has been accused of stoking conflict with Iran (a charge which his supporters deny), by misrepresenting the threat of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, as well as denouncing the National Intelligence Estimate [ You mean that thoroughly discredited NIE report?] which clearly states that Iran had ended a project to design nuclear warheads some years ago, although they increased their efforts on the more important parts of their program for building nuclear weapons. Timmerman denounced the misleading way in which the unclassified summary of the report described the report's conclusions. [If you had any doubts about Mr. Timmerman's credibility, you could find no better testament to his prescience than this purported objective review of his work. Shame, shame, shame Wikipedia.] rg