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REMEMBERING 9/11 - REMEMBERING IRAN'S ROLE

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In their honor we continue to share truth - seek justice - and fight terrorism.


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Stop Iran Now.Org - September 11, 2023









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THE 9/11 ATTACK AND THE VICTIMS


September 11, 2001 was a day that lives in infamy - it was a day that changed our lives - it was a day that changed the world.


The sun was shining brightly that morning. The sky donned a beautiful blue. There was not a cloud to be found. All of a sudden deep and profound darkness set in.


Four commercial airliners were hijacked by Islamist terrorists from al-Qaeda with the "direct and material aid and support" of the Iranian government and its terror proxy Hezbollah. Two of the planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, two of the world's five tallest buildings at the time. The third crashed into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, in Washington DC. while the fourth flight, also headed for our nation's capital, crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania following a passenger revolt.


Today we remember the nearly 3,000 people heinously murdered that day - as well as those who died thereafter as a result of illnesses incurred in connection with heroic rescue efforts.


The victims were our fathers and our mothers; our sisters and our brothers; our daughters and sons; our neighbors, our colleagues our friends - our fellow Americans and our fellow human beings. They were murdered because they happened to get on the wrong airplane - happened to show up at work - or courageously confronted the raging inferno in a super-valiant but unsuccessful effort to save lives. We shudder to think of the final minutes of the victims lives when they had to choose between burning to death or jumping out of a window.


As a result of the attacks, 2,752 bereaved children under age 18 lost one or both parents.


We recall with pride the great bravery of the passengers of the Shanksville Flight who rushed the cockpit and thwarted the terrorists' plans - and the last words of Todd Beamer, one of those passengers - "Let's roll."


This was the largest terror attack ever - and the most significant attack on the American homeland since Pearl Harbor. It inspired the global War on Terror - a war that is still being fought in American and in every country on the face of this earth. If we do not win this righteous war thousands upon thousands - if not millions upon millions of more innocent lives may be the cost.


We must rise above politics and above profit. We must appreciate the value of every human life and the dignity of every human being. There is never a justification for the intentional and horrific maiming and murder of innocent men, women and children. Those involved in such actions must be held to account.


IRAN'S ROLE IN THE 9/11 ATTACK


Havlish v. Bin Laden


In a civil lawsuit brought by the families of the 9/11 victims a U.S. federal district court held that Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali-Hoseini Khamenei, former Iran President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards , the Iranian Ministry of Information and Security , a dozen Iranian government departments and government- owned corporations, and Iran's terror proxy organization, Hezbollah, provided "direct and material" aid and support to al Qaeda in carrying out the 9/11 attacks.


The evidence was developed over a seven-year international investigation by the Havlish attorneys who pursued the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation regarding an apparent link between Iran, Hezbollah, and the 9/11 hijackers, following the Commission’s own eleventh-hour discovery of significant National Security Agency (“NSA”) intercepts: “We believe this topic requires further investigation by the U.S. government.” (9/11 COMMISSION REPORT, p. 241.) The Havlish evidence included sworn testimony and affidavits from the following:

  • Ten expert witnesses including three former 9/11 Commission staff members, two former CIA case officers, two investigative journalists, and an Iran analyst who has testified in 25 cases involving Iranian terrorism.

  • Three Iranian defectors who were operatives of MOIS and the IRGC. Witness X, whose dramatic testimony was previously filed under seal, was revealed to be Abolghasem Mesbahi, a former MOIS operative in charge of Iran’s espionage operations in Western Europe. Judge Daniels found that Mesbahi has testified in numerous prosecutions of Iranian and Hezbollah terrorists, including the Mykonos case in Germany and the AMIA case in Argentina, and found to be highly reliable and credible.

  • Members of the 9/11 Commission staff testified that Iran aided the hijackers by concealing their travel through Iran to access al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan. Iranian border inspectors refrained from stamping the passports of 8 to 10 of the 9/11 hijackers because evidence of travel through Iran would have prevented the hijackers from obtaining visas at U.S. embassies abroad or gaining entry into the United States. The 9/11 Commission Report addressed these facts and called for further investigation. 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT at pp. 240-41.

  • Expert and U.S. government evidence also confirmed that Iran facilitated the escape of al Qaeda leaders and members from the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan into Iran and provided safe haven inside Iran after 9/11.

  • Abolghasem Mesbahi testified he was part of an IRGC-MOIS task force that designed contingency plans for unconventional warfare against the U.S., code-named “Shaitan dar Atash” (“Satan in Flames”) which included crashing hijacked passenger airliners into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the White House. During the weeks before 9/11, Mesbahi received three coded messages from a source inside Iran’s government indicating that the Shaitan dar Atash plan had been activated.

  • Mesbahi also testified that in 2000 Iran used front companies to obtain a Boeing 757- 767-777 flight simulator for training the terrorists. Due to U.S. trade sanctions, Iran has never had any Boeing 757-767-777 aircraft, but all the airplanes hijacked on 9/11 were Boeing 757 or 767 aircraft.

  • A May 14, 2001 memorandum from inside the Iranian government demonstrating that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, was aware of the impending attacks and instructing intelligence operatives to restrict communications to existing contacts with al Qaeda’s Ayman al Zawahiri and Hizballah’s Imad Mughniyah. – Documents obtained from German federal prosecutors showing that 9/11 coordinator Ramzi Binalshihb traveled to Iran in January 2001 on his way to Afghanistan to brief Osama bin Laden on the plot’s progress. – Evidence from the 9/11 Commission Report that a “senior Hezbollah operative,” which the Havlish evidence identifies as now deceased Hezbollah terrorist chief Imad Mughniyah, coordinated activities in Saudi Arabia and was present (or his associate) on flights the hijackers took to and from Beirut and Iran. 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT at pp. 240-41. Mughniyah, a longtime agent of Iran, orchestrated a string of terror operations against the U.S. and Israel during the 1980s and 1990s. He was assassinated in Syria in February of 2008.

THE IRAN/AL QAEDA ALLIANCE/THE ABBOTABAD DOCUMENTS


The Havlish attorneys emphasized the importance of understanding that Iran, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda formed a terror alliance in the early 1990s. The attorneys cited their national security and intelligence experts, including Dr. Patrick Clawson, Dr. Bruce Tefft, Clare Lopez, Kenneth Timmerman, Dr. Ronen Bergman, Edgar Adamson, and 9/11 Commission staff members Dietrich Snell, Dr. Daniel Byman, and Janice Kephart, as well as the published writings of Robert Baer, to explain how the pragmatic terror leaders overcame the Sunni-Shi’a divide in order to confront the U.S. (the “Great Satan”) and Israel (the “Lesser Satan”). Iran and Hezbollah then provided training to members of al Qaeda in, among other things, the use of explosives to destroy large buildings. The Iran-Hezbollah-al Qaeda alliance led to terror strikes against the U.S. at Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia (1996), the simultaneous U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania (1998), and the USS Cole (2000). Shortly after the Cole attack, Iran was facilitating the international travel of the 9/11 hijackers.


The Abbotabad documents which American troops seized from the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden's hideout when he was killed in 2011 show a close relationship between the two terrorist entities. One letter confirms Iran's willingness to provide arms, money and training in exchange for attacking American interests.


Contrary to common belief about the Sunni/Sh'ite divide, it should come as no has been reported that Iran is currently providing safe harbor to al- Qaeda's current defacto leader Sayf al-‘Adl.


IRANIAN OFFICIAL ADMITS IRAN'S INVOLVEMENT


In June of 2018 Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran's judiciary, disclosed (https://twitter.com/dotarabic/status/1005117594636959745?s=12 ) in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran's state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya.

"Our government agreed not to stamp the passports of some of them because they were on transit flights for two hours, and they were resuming their flights without having their passports stamped. However their movements were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence," Larijani was quoted as saying.

Larijani admitted that Iranian officials did not stamp the passports of the al Qaeda terrorists in order to obfuscate their movements and prevent detection by foreign governments. Al Qaeda operative also were given safe refuge in Iran.


THE WAR ON TERRORISM CONTINUES


Rather than being held to account for its terrorism many governments and businesses continue to legitimize, enrich and empower the criminal Iranian regime. And so - 22 years later and the War on terror continues as the Islamic Republic or Iran - the greatest state sponsor of terrorism in the world - continues to finance, sponsor and commit acts of terrorism around the globe - and we lose more and more innocent lives.


The terrorism of Iran and its proxies includes thwarted and successful large and smaller scale attacks - both actual and virtual - throughout the United States and around the globe. See https://www.unitedagainstnucleariran.com/state-sponsored-terrorism; https://www.stopirannow.org/terrorism-1, https://www.stopirannow.org/hezbollah ;








The most dangerous development of all would be if the Islamic Republic of Iran - the greatest state sponsor of terrorism in the world today which aided and abetted the 9/11 tragedy - were allowed to develop and maintain weapons of mass destruction.


It is our hope and our prayer that all those in positions of influence will honor the memories of the victims by espousing our clarion call to stop legitimizing, enriching, emboldening and facilitation the nuclear ambitions of this murderous regime.


Everyone can help in their own way.


This is our defining moment.....


Let's roll.


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