Iran's Ahmadinejad: Sept. 11 attacks a 'big lie'

TEHRAN, Iran Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday called the official version of the Sept. 11 attacks a “big lie” used by the U.S. as an excuse for the war on terror, state media reported.

Ahmadinejad’s comments, made during an address to Intelligence Ministry staff, come amid escalating tensions between the West and Tehran over its disputed nuclear program. They show that Iran has no intention of toning itself down even with tighter sanctions looming because of its refusal to halt uranium enrichment.

“September 11 was a big lie and a pretext for the war on terror and a prelude to invading Afghanistan,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by state TV. He called the attacks a “complicated intelligence scenario and act.”

The Iranian president has questioned the official U.S. version of the Sept. 11 attacks before, but this is the first time he ventured to label it a “big lie.”

In 2007, New York officials rejected Ahmadinejad’s request to visit the World Trade Center site while he was in the city for a U.N. meeting. The president also sparked an uproar when he said during a lecture in New York that the causes and conditions that led to the attacks, as well as who orchestrated them, still need to be examined.

At the time, he also told Iranian state TV the attacks were “a result of mismanaging and inhumane managing of the world by the U.S,” and that Washington was using Sept. 11 as an excuse to attack others.

He has also questioned the Sept. 11 death toll of around 3,000, claiming the Americans never published the victims’ names.

On the 2007 anniversary of the attacks, the names of 2,750 victims killed in New York were read aloud at a memorial ceremony.


mmm… There’s been so much intense news about the conflicts world leaders and Iran the pass few weeks

No proof no talk. He got proof? show us.


hahahhaa… @ markko :stuck_out_tongue:

anyway… i usually skip the news about middle east /western conflicts… too complicated … i cant cope :stuck_out_tongue:

i think perhaps this is a good reason why we need dinasours here, so that human create less conflict within itself and learn to live more harmony! :stuck_out_tongue:

oh look! one of the most idiotic leader in the world barking again :mrgreen:

we demand him to explain these inhumane execution in iran:

woman about to be hanged

boys about to be hanged

man hanged

men hanged

bunch of men hanged

such an elegant looking iranian lady soon to be stoned to death by worms who believe they will get 72 virgins in heaven

another group of men hanged

woman about to be stoned to death, the expression of waiting to die…

stoning to death in process, stones size like those on floor are thrown at her till she dies

Are those photos for real? They still imposing hanging in public ar? WTF? Middle East is a terror.

welcome to iran and middle east, where everything is “its the west’s faults! the jews did it! its the judeo-christian conspiracies! its the works of the great satan (USA)!”

I can only see those local ppl executing the victims…Narrow-minded them.

their ‘crimes’ is being gays or lesbians, or women caught dating with lover in public for 3 times. iran labels all of them as ‘drug trafficker’ but their friends, families and those who known them quietly claim they are executed due to homosexuality or being too devoted to their lovers. if all of them are drug traffickers, iran must be the colombia (drug heaven) of asia by now, cos it caught and executed the most number of offending drug traffickers than anywhere in the world.

2 boys being escorted to execution in iran because they are gay lovers. one 16 yrs old, the other 17. civilized? ahmadinejad says this obligatory extermination to ensure society remains pure from pollution.

Looks like stupidity has in that so called “president” mind. He’s an extremist. No wonder Middle East so messed up due to so many extremists.

ahmadinejad is a jewish and american implant aka trojan horse who is of jewish ancestry whose vitriolic and venomous outbursts against the west will facilitate easy entry and access of israel and america by way of so called ‘war on terror’ to the vast reserve of oil under iranian soil.

its about oil, not religion. religion is but an excuse.

Anyway, Middle East problems always has to do with US…Can’t they stop?

and obama is an implant aka trojan horse to destroy the USA 8)

anyway, people say the US is desperate for mideast oil, but in reality it is not, a little fact check show:

US oil imports:

i put a green square for mideast/arab countries so you’ll know how small they account for US oil imports or needs. the blue are all OPEC members but not necessary all middle east countries.

people tend to forget that the world second largest reserves of oil, after saudi arabia, is in CANADA. there are substantial amount of oil in russia, mexico & venezuela to fill up the difference if arab nations stop exporting oil. europe however, would be hit hard, but not in the case of USA. more profits for american oil companies (who contribute too much to the political parties) though, would be nice.

yes that’s a nice pie chart of production capacity, but not of oil reserve left underground. :slight_smile:

ironic and double standard right? people shout western imperialism for the west dominance in military & economy, scream that some group of people are being too evil by controlling the world’s media & businesses, but barely heard them complaining this group controlling the world’s oil reserves.

why only iraq & iran? not nigeria, venezuela, canada, saudi, kuwait, qatar & uae? because they dont try to act tough n play the ‘oil as weapon’ game towards the US, apparently, some countries like to use oil-as-weapon not only directed against the US & west but also hijack the world, ‘threatening’ the world to support issues to their favor. well u wanna use oil as weapon? they’ll show u wat a real weapon is, its fair.

imagine if the US wanna play rough and use the ‘weapon’ game, that entire country may be totally disconnected from internet as most of the world’s internet uplink is delivered from US through underwater submarine cable owned or operated by american companies. but so far it doesnt, even with the trade embargo on iran, food, informational products and other necessities are allowed: … n/iran.pdf

shall the US wants, like the middle east countries, it can use semiconductor as weapon (intel & amd hold 90% market share), internet search engines as weapon (yahoo, google, bing hold more than 90% market share), software as weapon (microsoft, linux over 96% market share), domain name as weapon (verisign, a US company, is the operator the world .com & .net domain name), or simply say “americans buy american products only”, n etc - that will shake foreign industries, but so far it never do that.

and the sanction is slapped on iran only after iran stormed US embassy and took its officials inside hostage for 444 days, a criminal act. sanction on iraq is initiated after saddam invaded kuwait, sanction on libya only implemented after gaddafi sent agents to bomb a plane from scotland and a disco pub in berlin, it’s pretty reasonable if, compared to arab oil boycott of US, EU and japan in 1973 just because they were angry israel defeat them at war.

Ahmadinejad is a ‘lie’ as well. Cant he see the terrorist does exist in the world? Now suicide bombing in their own country since America have increased security to prevent threat. Car bomb here and there in Iraq,Pakistan,Afghanistan…

I think I would be a pro in how they run their country… reason being? if other people attack them… then they will retaliate through terrorism. So let them kill them self off instead, save the bullets and efforts. So go go go! LOL!