Friday, September 08, 2006

Khatami's Iran Was An Al-Qaeda Ally

Yet another fact about Iran under President Khatami you won't hear from Harvard's press office:

"KSM [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9-11 attacks who is now in custody[11]] and [Ramzi] Binalshibh [an al Qaeda operative captured in Pakistan a year after the attacks who acknowledged a planning role have confirmed that several of the 9/11 hijackers (at least eight, according to Binalshibh) transited Iran on their way to or from Afghanistan, taking advantage of the Iranian practice of not stamping Saudi passports. They deny any other reason for the hijackers' travel to Iran...In sum, there is strong evidence that Iran facilitated the transit of al Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, and that some of these were future 9/11 hijackers. There also is circumstantial evidence that senior Hezbollah
operatives were closely tracking the travel of some of these future muscle hijackers into Iran in November 2000. "
Oh, yeah, Harvard. Khatami is the PERFECT guy to speak on the eve of 9/11...