'Israel prime culprit in 9/11 attacks'
The latest US allegation against Iran accusing the country of being involved in the 9/11 incident is utterly “preposterous,” as numerous independent probes have established Israel's key role in the deadly attacks, a political analyst tells Press TV.
James Fetzer, founder of Scholars for the 9/11 Truth, questioned the legality of a Thursday ruling by a US federal judge in Manhattan, alleging Iran's involvement in the terrorist attacks. He described the judicial ruling as “quite preposterous on its face.”
In an extraordinary move, the court also withdrew Saudi Arabia from the ten-year-old case, even though 15 of the 19 September 11 attackers were Saudi nationals.
Fetzer pointed to multiple investigations on the 9/11 incident by independent journalists, including Alan Subrosky, Christopher Bolyn, Wayne Madsen as well as other websites exclusively devoted to probe into the issue, insisting all those researches have revealed that “Israel, the MOSSAD, have played a key role on 9/11.”
The political analyst also made reference to the proposal by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his address to the UN General Assembly, calling for an independent international probe into the 9/11 incident.
In his September 22 speech, Ahmadinejad said the US government has been involved in the 9/11 attacks or has allowed them to happen to find an excuse to wage wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fetzer referred to Washington's massive media campaign to put the blame of 9/11 on al-Qaeda in the wake of Ahmadinejad's proposal, and questioned, “So who was it - Iran or al-Qaeda?”
On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out in the United States, reportedly leaving nearly 3,000 people dead.
The US government claimed that 19 terrorists, allegedly affiliated with the shadowy, Afghanistan-based al-Qaeda group, had hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners to carry out the attacks.
The official US account of the September 11 events has, however, been widely challenged by various quarters in the US and worldwide.
The US, under the administration of former President Bush, invaded Afghanistan in 2001 after claiming that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by the members of al-Qaeda harbored by the then Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
The US also attacked Iraq in 2003, insisting that the oil-rich country was in possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).