ADL: Anti-Semitic 9/11 theories still strong 10 years on

Report says that conspiracy theories about 9/11 have become "entrenched propaganda industry" bent on proving Zionist involvement.

August 31, 2011 12:12
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World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Sara K. Schwittek)


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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 its website.

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.

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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.

In 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 9/11.”

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 well.

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 industrial complex.”

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 information.

“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.

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