Jew-centric conspiracy theories on the Sept. 11 attacks are a hearty breed: They continue to be recycled and rehashed, five years after the event. Here’s a representative selection of recent (or at least still-extant) Web postings from individuals who maintain that the Jews or the Israelis had a role in America’s deadliest terror attack — or its supposed cover-up.
“There was ruin and terror in Manhattan, but, over the Hudson River in New Jersey, a handful of men were dancing. As the World Trade Centre burned and crumpled, the five men celebrated and filmed the worst atrocity ever committed on American soil as it played out before their eyes. Who do you think they were? Palestinians? Saudis? Iraqis, even? Al-Qaeda, surely? Wrong on all counts. They were Israelis — and at least two of them were Israeli intelligence agents, working for Mossad, the equivalent of MI6 or the CIA.”
–www.whatreallyhappened.com, Aug. 7, 2006
“Essentially, this is what it boils down to: If you talk about evidence of Mossad handiwork or the Israeli government’s deep involvement in the events of September 11, 2001, and the gatekeepers get wind of this chit-chat, then you are an anti-semite. If you try to point out that many hi-power individuals both within and external to the U.S. government were in on 9-11 and that these people happen to be Jews and/or Zionists with direct ties to Israel and were involved in orchestrating and/or covering up 9-11, then you’re an anti-semite.”
–World Independent News Group, undated article entitled, “Connecting the Dots”
“Although much of the admitted foreknowledge of terrorist events on and since 9/11 is of Israeli origin, the following section is not meant to be anti-Semitic by any means. Several workers from Odigo, an Israeli instant messaging company that had offices in the World Trade Center towers, were warned to get out of the building prior to the attacks on the morning of 9/11. [The article goes on to claim that some Israeli officials were informed of other terrorist attacks as well.] If this were the case, the question begs to be asked just as with 9/11 why were Israelis given exclusive treatment while others were not warned?”
–www.911fraud.blogspot.com, March 13, 2006
“Was it only a coincidence that so many rich and powerful Jewish Americans played a pivotal role, or performed a supporting role in the alleged ‘terrorist attack’ on September 11, 2001, and the ‘War on Terror’ that followed? Likewise, under closer scrutiny, why do we find so many Israelis, in the exact same locations as the alleged Islamic plotters and terrorists? Curious coincidence or clever design?”
–www.rense.com, July 7, 2006
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