Following are excerpts from an interview with Iraqi professor and poet As'ad Al-Ghariri, which aired on Al-Libiya TV on April 12, 2011:
As'ad Al-Ghariri: The pretext for this campaign, is a fabricated incident – 9/11. I beg the Arab viewers not to believe what they are told. Here I enter the field of physics… They should not believe what they saw. The two WTC towers were not hit by airplanes, but by American guided missiles. Two kinds of people were imprisoned in Guantanamo. Some people really were imprisoned there, and suffered greatly. Others, however, were placed in seven-star hotels in Guantanamo, and later were sent back to Libya.