The following excerpts are from an interview with former Egyptian police officer, General Rushdi Ghanem, which aired on Al-Jadid/New TV on April 23, 2010.
General Rushdi Ghanem: Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda are the offspring of American hegemony. Everybody should know that the US is the official and main sponsor of terrorism worldwide.
Interviewer: What are you saying? That the US finances Al-Qaeda?
General Rushdi Ghanem: The US finances Al-Qaeda, and unfortunately, it does so with Arab money. America sponsors terrorism using Arab money. Al-Qaeda...
Interviewer: How exactly?
General Rushdi Ghanem: The Arab countries...
Interviewer: You've gone into a topic that we will discuss later, but in brief...
General Rushdi Ghanem: In brief, the 9/11 attack against the US was an American-Israeli plot to gain hegemony over the world. America sacrificed two of its many skyscrapers in order to control and extort the world.
I insist that the US is the primary financer and official sponsor of terrorism. I will give you two simple examples. The first is the Somali piracy. These Somali groups consist of people selected by the Mossad and the CIA, and they were trained and supplied with speedboats and weapons, in order to engage in piracy under the supervision of the US and British fleets. Worse yet, Israel and the British and the US fleets give the pirates the timetables of the convoys, and the types of ships...
Interviewer: What is the purpose of this financial support?
General Rushdi Ghanem: Their purpose is to gain control of the Red Sea, the Bab Al-Mandeb Strait, and the Gulf of Aden, in order to curb Iran's military capabilities, because they consider Iran to be their primary enemy right now...
Interviewer: And this goal can be realized by supporting terrorism?
General Rushdi Ghanem: Exactly.
The US and Britain are the ones that profit from this, because they continue to control the world. They control the drug trafficking. For example, the US is responsible for turning Iraq into a passageway for the drugs flowing into the Gulf and Jordan. Iraq used to be completely drug-free, and today, it has become a passageway for drugs into the Gulf, Jordan, and the Middle East in general. This proves that the US profits from this money, and that the US is the one who engages in money-laundering in order to carry out attacks and rule the entire world.
I disagree with anyone who says that the US is fighting terrorism. It was the US that destroyed the two towers on 9/11, in order to take control over the entire world. Otherwise, how can it be that on September 11, 2001, more than 5,000 Zionists did not go to work in these two towers, and tens of thousands of white Americans refrained form visiting them?