Whoever thought the guys hiding in the caves would get so mad at the lunatic fringe that they'd have a press conference to deny that Israel was behind the September 11 attacks?
Yeah, that's right; Al-Zawahri thinks Jesse Ventura is full of it. From Fausta's blog:
Osama bin Laden's chief deputy on Tuesday denied a theory that Israel carried out the Sept. 11 attacks and blamed Iran and Shiite Hezbollah for spreading the idea to discredit the Sunni al-Qaida's strike against the U.S....
One of the questioners asked about the theory that has circulated in the Middle East and elsewhere that Israel was behind the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Al-Zawahri accused Hezbollah's Al-Manar television of starting the rumor.
"The purpose of this lie is clear â€” (to suggest) that there are no heroes among the Sunnis who can hurt America as no else did in history. Iranian media snapped up this lie and repeated it," he said.
Moreover, in the battle of the terrorist press agents, Al-Zawahri takes on Iran as well:
Answering questions about Iraq in Tuesday's tape, al-Zawahri said the insurgent umbrella group led by al-Qaida, called the Islamic Nation of Iraq, is "the primary force opposing the Crusaders and challenging Iranian ambitions" in Iraq, he said, referring to the Americans.
As he often does in his messages, al-Zawahri denounced the "Crusader invasion" of Iraq, but in Tuesday's tape he paired it with a mention of "Iranian complicity" or "Iranian agents."
So let's get this straight: Al-Zawahru exonerates Israel and wants Iran out of Iraq.
What's behind this all? Apparently Blackwater's security contract is up for renewal, and Al Qaeda's bidding.