A former US Senate candidate says Saudi Arabia played a supporting role in the September 11 attacks, in which Israel had a key part.
“When we get to 9/11, there are series of clues and series of explanations that have been provided for us; they really get in the bottom of the fact that it was Israel that was the chief player in calling up 9/11,” said Mark Dankof, who is also a broadcaster and pastor in San Antonio, Texas.
He made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Saturday, commenting on a report about the Saudi’s reported role in the attacks.
A New York Times report on Friday, citing US officials and congressional aides, said the US administration has intently been lobbying the Congress to block the passage of legislation that would allow American courts to hold Saudi authorities responsible for any role in the attacks, which killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage.
According to the report, US courts would be allowed to freeze assets held by the Saudis, if the legislation passes.
The Times wrote that the families of victims accuse the current administration and the former one of George W. Bush of covering up the Persian Gulf kingdom’s involvement in the attacks in order to “protect US-Saudi relations.”
Dankof, however, said, “When you look at this entire situation, the United States government is interested in trying out the 9/11 event in terms of propaganda purposes.”
He argued that Washington is “more than happy to allow these families to appeared official events that might support the government propaganda line of who and what was behind 9/11.”
“The American people will continue to have a complete misunderstanding of who the real enemies are or why we are likely to be in a war after the American 2016 elections,” he concluded.