Burying the Canard

9_11Al-Jazeera aired an Al-Qaida-produced videotape of Osama bin Laden planning the 9/11 attacks. Two of the hijackers, Hamza el-Ramdi and Wael el-Shemari appeared in the footage.

How appropriate that as the 9/11 anniversary approaches, Al-Jazeera buries once and for all the silly innuendo blaming Israel. Just this week, the canard was echoed by Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Ghamdi was on United Airline flight 175, which crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. Shemari was on American Airlines flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Center’s north tower.