The website repeated the familiar 9/11 truther conspiracy theory allegations: That the U.S. government staged the 9/11 attacks as part of effort to manipulate public opinion in favor of President George W. Bush’s plan to launch a “war against terrorism.”
The alternative news website Veterans Today published a gabbled Google translation of the Pravda article, originally in the Russian language.
According to the 9/11 conspiracy theory websites currently circulating the Pravda article, the Illuminati are “freaking out in fear” over the news that Putin is about to expose them.
Readers on Veterans Today were generally excited about expectations that full 9/11 disclosure is imminent. Gordon Duff, a prominent member of the 9/11 truther community, who posted the Google translation of the Pravda article to Veteran Today, commented, “Things are getting interesting…”
A reader responded, “The chickens may be coming home to roost.”
Another reader enthused, “Oh Boy Bush and Co must be bricking it. I feel a few suicides coming on lol…”
The problem, however, is that Pravda is a pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory website that buys into everything anti-U.S. with non-satirical conviction.
But Pravda is not the first to claim that Putin’s government is preparing to release information showing that 9/11 was an “inside job.” The far left-leaning website Global Research has also consistently championed an alternative narrative with regard to 9/11, which involves Putin’s government exposing the U.S. government’s role in staging the Sept. 11 attacks.
In an article published by Global Research in August, 2014, titled “The Walls Are Crumbling Down Around the ‘official 9/11 Story,’” the website claimed that “an absolutely monumental shift” in the official 9/11 narrative was imminent.
“Something big is about to happen. Perhaps not in days; maybe not weeks, but almost certainly in months … The truth, or at least some truth, is about to be shown to the American masses about 9/11.”
Expectations of earthshaking disclosures with regard to the Sept. 11 attacks were sparked when the former Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.), who co-chaired a congressional inquiry into 9/11, told the Blaze that “None of the people leading this investigation think it is credible that 19 people — most who could not speak English and did not have previous experience in the United States — could carry out such a complicated task without external assistance.”
Global Research linked Graham’s promise of “huge breakthrough” in declassifying the 28 pages of the intelligence reports with allegations that in May 2014, “Putin threatened … that he had evidence that 9/11 was an ‘inside job’ and [that he] was going to release it” in retaliation against NATO and the U.S. over the crisis in Ukraine.
Strangely, although 9/11 truthers have claimed for years that Putin is planning to release evidence that 9/11 was a false flag operation orchestrated by the U.S. intelligence services, the only time that Putin spoke publicly about the matter, he denied the allegations.
Speaking at a Seliger 2011 youth forum in Moscow, in Aug., 2011, the then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin responded to a question about the issue, saying 9/11 conspiracy theories were “complete nonsense.”
Putin said that those who push the theories do “not understand the workings of security agencies.”
Despite Putin’s public disavowal of 9/11 conspiracy theories, truthers continue to claim that Putin is planning to release evidence that 9/11 was a “false flag” operation.
Ground Zero: 9/11
According to 9/11 truthers, the U.S. has devised a plan to counter move by Putin to expose its role in the Sept. 11 attacks. The plan, according to Global Research, involves the U.S. government “front-running” Putin by releasing an alternative version of events that will implicate the Saudis and thus distract the attention of Americans from Putin’s version of events.
The U.S. government will attempt to use the Saudis and a few expendable individuals in the Bush administration as “fall guys” to take the blame for an ostensibly unauthorized “inside job.” According to 9/11 truthers, those officials in the Bush administration chosen to take the blame will be branded as rogue elements within the Bush administration who worked with the Saudis without the knowledge of the president and key officials of his administration.
The noise generated by the ensuing “scandal,” according to 9/11 truthers, will thus serve to distract the public from the full blast of the implication of Putin’s disclosure that 9/11 was a false flag operation orchestrated by the government.
The engineered “scandal” would also provide convenient casus belli for the U.S. government to begin pushing for a regime change in Saudi Arabia like it did against Saddam Hussein after he ceased to serve U.S. geopolitical interests.