9/11 terror attacks ‘contrived event’ by US, I$raHell: Journalist


An American journalist says former al-Qaeda leader “Osama bin Laden was not involved” in the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

He said the 9/11 terrorist attacks were a “contrived event” secretly executed by neoconservatives in the Pentagon in cooperation with US and Israeli intelligence agencies.

“9/11 was a contrived event involving collusion between the CIA, the neocons in the Department of Defense and the Mossad,” said James Henry Fetzer, an editor at Veterans Today and co-founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.

The retired professor from Madison, Wisconsin said reports that the CIA tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death during interrogation sessions in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks is a “striking revelation” that “violates international standards of law and principles of human decency.”

The CIA tortured the suspects by drowning them in baths when conducting interrogation. The alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was among them.

“We have here brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation,” Fetzer told Press TV during a phone interview on Monday.

The torture revelations are “one more horrific consequence of the fabricated events of 9/11 which of course ensnared the United States in these wars of aggression in the Middle East, bringing untold misery and chaos,” Fetzer contended.

The US Senate is preparing to publish a declassified version of its so-called “Torture Report,” which is a 3,600-page document after reviewing several million classified CIA documents.

US Senator Dianne Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, has said the report will reveal “brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation.”

The torture technique is said to be much worse than the waterboarding or simulated drowning. The CIA has already been under fire from rights groups for the controversial technique which amounts to torture.