Rafiq Nasrallah, Director of the Lebanese International Center for Media and Research, recently said: "If we wanted to think according to the logic of conspiracy theories, we could say that there are many question marks about... what happened in France." Speaking on the Lebanese NBN TV channel on November 25, 2015, he said: "There were 153 victims [in the stadium], yet we did not see a single body," and added: "It's just like 9/11... We didn't see a single body there either."
Following are excerpts:
Rafiq Nasrallah: The conspiracy theory can tie everything together: the Paris attack, the ensuing French actions, and the arrival of the French Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, which yesterday attacked Tal Afar, along with the situation in Turkey… If we wanted to think according to the logic of conspiracy theories, we could say that there are many question marks about everything, including about what happened in France. As someone monitoring the situation – and you and I are both journalists – you cannot persuade me that although there were 40,000 people in that stadium, none of them managed to film what happened. People say that even the ability to take pictures with your cellphone was blocked.
Interviewer: We will discuss this later…
Rafiq Nasrallah: Looking at it from the conspiracy angle… This should be discussed… The [Bataclan] Theater was owned by someone who used to throw parties for the benefit of the Israeli army. He sold it and emigrated immediately to Israel. There are many [suspicious] things. There were 153 victims, yet we did not see a single body. There was no true media coverage. We did not see a single corpse on the soccer field… That was in the theater. It's just like 9/11. They want us to think that there were 4,350 victims, but a single Jew came to the Twin Towers that day. We didn't see a single body there either. This is according to the conspiracy theory… I'm not saying that I believe in this, but if you do, then it's true.