Sure looks that way…
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the U.S. government may have been involved in the Sept. 11 attacks to help justify invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
“The theory that is gaining force is that the U.S. empire planned and conducted this terrible act against its own people to justify its aggression,” Chavez, 52, said during a ceremony broadcast on state-run Venezolana de Television.
Chavez urged American authorities to look into the theory that the World Trade Center twin towers’ collapse was caused by explosions set off after they were struck by hijacked aircraft.
“There was a series of explosions in the towers,” he said. “The theory that the towers were dynamited hasn’t been debunked.”
Chavez, an ally of Cuban President Fidel Castro, says the U.S. has plotted to assassinate or overthrow him. He frequently rails against U.S. President George W. Bush. During his weekly television program on March 19, Chavez called Bush a “coward,” “assassin,” “drunk” and “donkey.”
Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist organization has taken responsibility for the Sept. 11 attacks, which killed more than 2,900 people.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jan Edmonson declined to comment today on Chavez’s accusations.
“I don’t think you can print what my response is to that,” Edmonson said.
Well, we all know how the State Dept. feels about Chavecito, anyway. We learned all about that on April 11-13, 2002. For that matter, we learned how they really feel about democracy and tyranny during those unreal days, too. So we all know with roughly how much salt to take their “shocked, SHOCKED” response to Chavecito’s accusations. After all, they’re still licking their wounds over the last time they tried to elbow democracy roughly aside. (And lest you think they’ve given up, they’re gearing up for another go, probably this coming December when Chavez is up for re-election. It’s already an ill-kept secret that they’re financing the anti-Chavez candidates to the hilt, and that at least one of them is a signer of the infamous Carmona Decree–which puts him squarely in the State Dept’s pocket. Yeah, that Chavez–what a conspiracy nut!)
As for the “dynamiting” of the towers–hell, the video alone debunks that theory. I already had at this two days ago, so you know where I stand. I shan’t reiterate. In all likelihood, Chavecito just hasn’t yet heard an explanation that’s to his liking, and like anyone else, he’s entitled to keep an open mind and be skeptical of the official version. (You also know where I stand on that.)
But isn’t it interesting how Bloomberg’s reporter says Osama took responsibility for these attacks? And isn’t it even more interesting that Osama’s an old CIA asset who, for whatever reason, was never mopped up after he’d served his purpose in routing the Soviets from Afghanistan? (Kurt Nimmo has his own theory as to why, and I must admit it’s very plausible.) It would certainly be a mistake to say that the trail of 9-11 leads straight to Osama and then stops there. You’d have to go through an awful lot of other channels to trace it to its true source: Osama–>Taliban–>Pakistani ISI–>CIA–>White House and PNAC.
After all, it’s not as though the current US government is the least bit above doing this sort of thing.