9/11 Rumors That Become Conventional Wisdom
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of New York Times
Posted: September 19th, 2008
Seven years later, it remains conventional wisdom [in Cairo] that Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda could not have been solely responsible for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and that the United States and Israel had to have been involved in their planning, if not their execution, too. Look, I dont believe what your governments and press say. It just cant be true, said Ahmed Issab, 26, a Syrian engineer who lives and works in the United Arab Emirates. Why would they tell the truth? I think the U.S. organized this so that they had an excuse to invade Iraq for the oil. Again and again, people said they simply did not believe that a group of Arabs like themselves could possibly have waged such a successful operation against a superpower like the United States. But they also said that Washingtons post-9/11 foreign policy proved that the United States and Israel were behind the attacks, especially with the invasion of Iraq. Maybe people who executed the operation were Arabs, but the brains? No way, said Mohammed Ibrahim, 36, a clothing-store owner in the Bulaq neighborhood of Cairo. It was organized by other people, the United States or the Israelis. Zein al-Abdin, 42, an electrician, [said] What happened in Iraq confirms that it has nothing to do with bin Laden or Qaeda. They went against Arabs and against Islam to serve Israel, thats why.
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