Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad created a diplomatic stir when he suggested Thursday at the United Nations that the U.S. had been complicit in the Sept. 11, 2001, destruction of the World Trade Towers and other U.S. property and the ca. 3,000 citizens who were killed. America's U.N. representatives and a number of its allies walked out in protest. Ahmadinejad's remarks were within a wider speech that addressed Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Ahmadinejad also defended his remarks at the U.N. a day earlier (Thursday) in which he claimed most people in the world believe the United States was behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and again challenged the United Nations to set up a commission to probe the attacks.
"I did not pass judgment, but don't you feel that the time has come to have a fact finding committee?" Ahmadinejad asked.
I'm not much of a conspiracy buff, but I did see a very good documentary on the topic which now, of course, I cannot find. Yes, it had a position, but the female voice-over was quiet and the facts adduced made a compelling case. I will keep looking for the film, which was shown on television, but had no big names attached. The demolition-like collapse; the burning steel that suggested thermite explosives; the problems/costs related to insulation in the towers; the $8 billion insurance policy; the security cameras turned off for two days before the destruction and the workmen doing enough to create dust in office; the ownership of the security company ... well, I'll keep looking for it.
What interested me in all this was the notion that a man as roundly condemned by the United States as Amadinejad should suggest something that, on review, might have some truth at its core.
A man frequently accused of lying suggests the truth? Why not? Naturally, there would be an outcry from those seeking to put the tragedy in the past if there were an investigation. But if the questions are meaty enough, isn't the death of so many a cause for review?
PS. I am posting this without the documentary because perhaps the film will come to someone else's mind quickly. To see the essay/documentary would allow people to judge for themselves.