Trump: 'I Think I Know’ Who Was Behind 9/11 Attacks
Trump criticized America’s military intervention in the Middle East
President Donald Trump has said he thinks he knows who was behind the September 11th attack in New York in 2001, before adding that “Iraq did not knock down the World Trade Centre."
Speaking to ABC News, Trump said: “It was not Iraq."
“It were other people. And I think I know who the other people were. And you might also.”
Although it isn't entirely clear what Trump is saying, the Saudi-born militant Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda terrorist network are widely considered to be the culprits behind the attacks.
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Despite this, bin Laden himself denied all involvement on several occasions before his death in 2011.
Speaking with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump criticized America’s military intervention in the Middle East, which he said was ”the worst decision made in the history of our country.”
He described the region as “like quicksand” before adding ”It was a terrible decision to go into the Middle East. Terrible."
“We’re now up to almost $8tn (£6.4tn). And when we want to build a roadway, a highway, a school, or something, everyone’s always fighting over money. It’s ridiculous. So that was a bad decision.”
“And, by the way, Iraq did not knock down the World Trade Centre. It was not Iraq. It were other people. And I think I know who the other people were. And you might also. But it was a terrible decision.”
9/11 was also used as part of the justification for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which saw the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, more than 4,000 Americans and 179 British troops.
The vacuum left after the invasion is widely believed to have spawned terror group ISIS.
"The World Trade Centre came down because Bill Clinton didn’t kill Osama bin Laden when he had the chance to kill him. And George Bush... by the way, George Bush had the chance, also, and he didn’t listen to the advice of his CIA.”
In May last year, Iran was ordered to pay $6billion to families to the families of the victim's of 9/11 by a federal judge after he found that multiple government entities had facilitated the September 11 attacks.
Judge George B. Daniels confirmed that the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were responsible for facilitating the tragic terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of thousands of US citizens according to reports.