Remember that scene in A Few Good Men, where Colonel Jessup, his pride having conquerd his instinct for self-preservation, screams, “YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT I ORDERED A CODE RED ON [WHATEVER THAT KID’S NAME WAS]”? Well, it looks like Al-Qaeda has reached that point, with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the role of Lieutenant Kaffee.
In response to Ahmadinejad’s address to the U.N., in which he called the September 11th attacks “mysterious,” and urged investigation into “unknown elements involved,” an official al-Qaeda organ felt moved to, well, refudiate him.. An editorial in the latest issue of Inspire, the English-language magazine put out by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, the organization’s Yemeni affiliate asks: “Why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief [in U.S. governmental responsibility] that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?”
This turns out to be a rhetorical question. The editors answer it themselves:
“al Qaeda was a competitor [with Iran] for the hearts and minds of the disenfranchised Muslims around the world. Al Qaeda… succeeded in what Iran couldn’t. Therefore it was necessary for the Iranians to discredit 9/11 and what better way to do so? Conspiracy theories.”
In Yahoo! News, Laura Rozen points out that this exchange recalls a
gag newscast that appeared on Onion News back in 2008. That’s funny enough. As for me, I won’t be satsidfied until some very old, very honest Nazi crawls out of the Brazilian jungle and denounces Ahmadinejad and Hutton Gibson as a pair of lying Schwein.