Zarembka: Well, anyway, you didn't report any of it. That's the bottom line. You didn't interrogate that issue. That's the key issue. You just took the list that was publicized, and basically the whole world is changing on the basis of your statement that 19 people did this operation. And if it's false, okay, that has major implications for how the world should be going forward. You follow what I'm saying?
Zelikow: Yeah, sure, if, if the, if the 9/11 attacks were carried out by something other than the hijackers, and there's a whole alternative universe in which the attacks occurred in a completely different way, yeah. If we lived in a parallel universe that would be a very different universe. There's, uh, in our view, not a lot of evidence that that universe is actually connected to this one.
Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? I'll tell you what the real threat [is] and actually has been since 1990 -- it's the threat against Israel. And this is the threat that dares not speak its name because...the American government doesn't want to lean too hard on it rhetorically because it's not a popular sell.Zelikow changed his tune a little bit after the release of the 9/11 report in 2004. Appearing on C-SPAN in July 2004, Zelikow said that America's unconditional support for Israel makes "very little difference" for so-called Islamic extremists and cites other factors for their hatred of America. Zelikow said (credit to Representative Press blog):
But, um, -- first it's a fact that American policies in the Middle East have consequences and that you have to weigh those consequences. And that American support for the state of Israel has consequences in the Muslim world and fuels a lot of Arab and Muslim grievances toward the United States. That's point one. But, and you have to remember point two, is that, for the hard core, the bin Laden's and their followers, it makes very little difference. These people were trying to kill us when the Middle East peace process was going great, uh, during the period of the Oslo accords in the early 90's. When it goes well, when it goes badly, it makes no difference in their plans. Their objections to the United States have to do with who we are in the world and are not significantly affected by the ups or downs of the Middle East peace process.Tom, the author of the blog that the above quote is taken from said that Zelikow was lying about the Oslo accords, the Middle East peace process, and America's national security consequences for supporting Israel's policies. Tom said:
But Zelikow is at his most devious when he denies the significance of US support of Israel with a dismissal of " it makes no difference." Zelikow wants you to think that changing the policy of US support of Israel will make no difference. He is trying to decieve us about polices that threaten our very lives. He is lying, obviously, because he doesn't want the policy of US support of Israel to be changed.It is obvious when you research Zelikow's academic background and his writings that he is not interested in peace, truth, or American security. He knowingly lied to the American people about the 9/11 attacks, the nature of the Middle East peace process, and the causes of Muslim hatred towards U.S. foreign policy. He is a criminal liar who should be cuffed and then executed on live television for acts of treason and war crimes.- Advertisement -
Zelikow has the audacity to lie to us about the recent history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Zelikow lies about the Oslo accords, he is lying when he says the "Middle East peace process was going great." Zelikow is saying that "these people", the "ones trying to kill us", shouldn't have seen the Oslo accords as a grievance! It was great for the Israelis but it was not great for the Palestinians or anyone that cares about their rights. Zelikow is denying the real grievances, violations of the rights of the Palestinian people during the early 1990's.