Iran's role in 9/11 exposed

Thursday, September 18, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

American investigative journalist Kenneth Timmerman this week exposed what the US government admitted four years ago, but has since tried to keep quiet: that Iran likely played a major role in the September 11, 2001 Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the United States.

Timmerman, one of the editors of the popular NewsMax website, told Israel National Radio's Tovia Singer that the 9/11 Commission Report issued in 2004 acknowledged that all the evidence points to Iran being "deeply, directly and materially involved" in the attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.

For instance, the commission determined that 8 to 10 of the terrorists who carried out the attacks "traveled in or out of Iran between October 2000 and February 2001." The movement of these operatives was seen as evidence of Iran facilitating the "transit of Al Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11."

Another astonishing revelation by the commission was that Hizballah's second in command, Imad Mughniyah, who has since been assassinated, accompanied the 9/11 hijackers as they moved around the Middle East. Hizballah is a Lebanese proxy force almost wholly controlled by Tehran.

Despite the overwhelming evidence, the 9/11 Commission Report concluded without indicting Iran. Timmerman believes the American public has been largely kept in the dark regarding these facts to stifle demands for military action against Iran.

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