World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek)
The prevalence of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the September 11
terrorist attacks on the United States have become an “entrenched propaganda
industry,” the Anti- Defamation League said Wednesday in a report published on
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Several writers and publications have attempted to taint the
history of the attacks, shifting blame from al-Qaida, who claimed responsibility
for the event, onto Israel and the US itself.
The theories themselves,
which range from “dancing Israelis” orchestrating the attacks to Mossad meddling
in US affairs, attempt to show that Israel and the US had more to gain from the
attacks on the Twin Towers than Islamist terrorists, such as the subsequent “war
against Muslims” and American and Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.
one case, Alan Sabrosky, a columnist for Veterans Today
, gave an interview in
which he explained that “The gate to containing Israeli ambitions, and to
uncovering Israeli crimes, and thus saving Palestine, is in the United States,
and not in Jerusalem or Gaza or Ramallah...the lock to that gate is not
in Washington, DC, or New York City, which are the centers of Zionist power, but
in the heartland of the United States... the key to that gate is
Many such writers and pundits, while making claims that Israel is
attempting to exert sinister control over the United States and other world
bodies through devious and undercover methods, do not claim to be anti-Semitic.
Rather, such thinkers say they are anti-Zionist, or part of the “9/11 truth
movement,” ADL said.
Israelis and Jews, while a part of the control
apparatus, are only part of the web that seeks the success of the pro-Zionist
agenda for world-domination, the ADL report continues. That network includes
neo-conservative elements in the US government, particularly within the
administration of George W. Bush, and American military officials as
For example, one video, titled “War by Deception,” made by Ryan
Dawsom, purports that “9/11 was the new Pearl Harbor that the neo-cons yearned
for. It was 9/11 that acted as the catalyst for both war and sweeping
pre-written legislation to create a security panic state which stripped away
civil liberties and constitutional rights for the sake of the military
So-called truth seekers tend to believe there is a
reason that such potentially explosive facts have not permeated the public,
which mostly stems from the Jewish control over mass media, and the flow of
“Zionist dominated mass media will do anything, and have, to
protect the carefully constructed image of Israel as ‘victim’ and ‘champion of
democracy,’ one website claims.
So, while US President Barack Obama has
said that US countrymen should recall the spirit that united the country after
the September 11 attacks and take part in a national day of service to mark the
anniversary next month, conspiracy theorists would rather see the history of the
devastating event re-written to fit their outlandish theories.Reuters
contributed to this report.