Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the notorious jihadi commander of his own faction of Hizb-i-Islami and an ally of the Taliban and al Qaeda, stated the obvious on Saturday: that al Qaeda carried out the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. From Geo News:
Hizb-i-Islami leader and Afghanistan’s former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said the September 11 incident was an action carried out by 19 Arab fedayeen hailing from al Qaeda, Geo News reported Saturday. He was talking to Geo News in its program ‘Jirga’ with renowned journalist Saleem Safi, in connection with 9th anniversary of 9/11 incident.
Nothing earth-shattering there, except to maybe the Truthers. But Hekmatyar’s next statement is sure to have caused logic fault errors for conspiracy theorists worldwide: he said that the Jews are incapable of organizing and carrying out a plot such as the Sept. 11 attacks.
Responding a question regarding a conspiracy theory involving Jews in the Nine Eleven incident, Hekmatyar said the Jews are completely devoid of capabilities to carry out incidents such as these, adding also the Jews could not prepare anyone for sorts of actions.
Someone needs to get Hekmatyar back on message.
Also, given that Hekmatyar is praising the “19 Arab fedayeen hailing from Al-Qaeda” who carried out the Sept. 11 attack, do Major General Michael Flynn, the top military intelligence official in Afghanistan, and Sir Graeme Lamb, a former senior adviser to General McChrystal, still believe that Hekmatyar is a “pragmatist” who “has reconcilable ambitions“?
And isn’t it odd that Hekmatyar can stroll into a TV studio in Pakistan, unbeknown to Pakistan’s vaunted Inter-Services Intelligence directorate?
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