Following are excerpts
from an interview with Muhammad Al-Douri, former Iraqi ambassador to
the UN, which aired on Decision Makers TV on September 22, 2010:
Through [9/11], the US has managed to unite almost all the world behind
it. In light of this, we can offer at least one reason for the events
of 9/11 – it is possible that the US itself was behind it. It wanted
to achieve strategic, political, and international goals through it.
If we want to determine who was behind 9/11, I think it will take a
long time for this to come to light.
I could give you a thousand
reasons for the events of 9/11, and it is possible that none of them
would be the real reason. I can, however, mention one reason, which
may not have been the direct cause. The tyranny of the US, and its goals
in ruling the world and taking over the entire world – from north
to south and from east to west – were, in my opinion, the indirect
cause of the events of 9/11, if not the direct cause. We know that what
was achieved was US hegemony, if only for a short while.
I believe that the world
was lucky that this was only a short period, during the term of President
Bush, and that it came to an end the way it did. Instead of the US leading
the world, it emerged shaken and defeated, in an economic, ideological,
and political crisis. I do not know whether or not the world should
feel nostalgia for the people who carried out 9/11. The Iraqis, the
Afghans, and the Palestinians, in particular, do not feel nostalgia
for the people or the group that was behind 9/11.
The difficult moments
that we are undergoing today are the results of the wars and the catastrophes
that took place as a result of the foolishness of the US politicians
and strategists, and those known as the far right. Some people accuse
the far right of being behind 9/11. There are German and French writers,
as well as American writers and strategists, who have doubted the ability
of Al-Qaeda to carry out such a momentous, earth-shattering event. Many
people claim that the US intelligence – or at least part of the Pentagon
– was behind 9/11. But only God knows.