Al-Qaida is angry at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who repeatedly attests that the United States was behind the Sept. 11 attacks.
The terror organization voiced its opinion via its English language magazine Inspire, in an editorial which claimed that Ahmadinejad might have been jealous of Iran's inability to attack the United States itself.
The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe that al Qaida was behind 9/11 but rather, the U.S. government, the article said. So we may ask the question: why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?
The article claimed that Iran and al-Qaida were in competition for the hearts and minds of the disenfranchised Muslims around the world, and that al-Qaida had beaten the Islamic Republic of Iran without a state backing it. Despite the assertion, al-Qaida is a Sunni organization, while Iran is dominated by Shia Muslims.
Ahmadinejad, who is also a Holocaust denier, most recently made his statement about 9/11 while addressing the United Nations General Assembly last Thursday. The most damning part of his speech came as a series of rhetorical questions about a nameless world power who was and still is an imperialist, Zionist oppressor responsible for many of the world's wars.
Who used the mysterious September 11 incident as a pretext to attack Afghanistan and Iraq, killing, injuring, and displacing millions in two countries with the ultimate goal of bringing into its domination the Middle East and its oil resources? Ahmadinejad asked the assembly.
Ahmadinejad's U.N. speech angered a number of world leaders, especially the delegates from the United States, who walked out of the General Assembly while Ahmadinejad soliloquized. He used the platform to voice his conspiracy theories on Sept. 11, ideas which were only nourished by the death of Osama bin Laden.
Last year, when the need to form a fact-finding team to undertake a thorough investigation concerning the hidden elements involved in September 11 incident was brought up; an idea also endorsed by all independent governments and nations as well as by the majority in the United States, my country and myself came under pressure and threat by the government of the United States.
Instead of assigning a fact-finding team, they killed the main perpetrator and threw his body into the sea.
Would it not have been reasonable to bring to justice and openly bring to trial the main perpetrator of the incident in order to identify the elements behind the safe space provided for the invading aircraft to attack the twin world trade towers?
Why should it not have been allowed to bring him to trial to help recognize those who launched terrorist groups and brought wars and other miseries into the region?
Is there any classified information that must be kept secret?
U.S.- Iran relations suffered another set back on Wednesday, when Iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency said that war ships are headed for America's Atlantic coast.
The Navy of the Iranian Army will have a powerful presence near the United States borders, the paper stated.
[As] the world arrogant power is present near our marine borders, we, with the help of our sailors who follow the concept of the supreme jurisprudence, shall also establish a powerful presence near the marine borders of the United States, noted Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.
The United States balked at the idea, calling it hard to take seriously.
I wouldn't read too much into what came out of Iran today, a Pentagon spokesperson said Wednesday. I think what is said and what is actually done can be two different things.