Ahmadinejad Doubts 9/11 Death Toll

He keeps spreading his conspiracy theories about attacks
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2010 5:14 PM CDT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with the media in this Aug. 5 file photo.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

(Newser) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad carried his 9/11-was-a-hoax crusade a step further today by declaring that the US inflated the death toll, reports Reuters. "They announced that 3,000 people were killed in this incident, but there were no reports that reveal their names," he told Iranian media. "Maybe you saw that, but I did not. (One such list of victims, from CNN, is here.)

Ahmadinejad has played this game before, both with the 9/11 attacks and the Holocaust. But he seems bent on keeping conspiracy theories alive: Today, for example, he said no "Zionists" were killed at the World Trade Center because "one day earlier they were told not go to their workplace."

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