Chief Editor of `Veterans Today\', James Fetzer, believes the events of 9/11 were elaborately staged to instill fear into the American people. \'The events of 9/11 were elaborately staged to instill fear into the American people to make them easier to manipulate for political purposes, especially by supporting a “War on Terror” involving invasions of courtries that never attacked us, including Afghanistan and Iraq. See “Peeling the 9/11 Onion: Layers of Plots within Plots”, Veterans Today,\' said Fetzer in an interview with IRNA when asked whether the 9/11 incident is fake or an act of terrorism. To the question \'Despite the strong security system in the USA, is it possible for such an incident to occur?\' Fetzer said, \'Because elements at the highest levels of the Department of Defense and the Pentagon-- no doubt including the CIA -- were involved in planning and executing these events, including the 17 “anti-terrorism” drills that were taking place that morning. They completely defeated any possibility of a military response to these “hijackings”. And because the American press has been bought by powerful corporations that no longer have the dedication to investigation and integrity to expose the truth about 9/11.\' As for the goals behind the incident, the journalist commented, \'They were to sieze the opportunity created by the demise of the USSR that left the USA as the sole remaining superpower. Those who were involved in the Project for the New American Century believed they could create a world in which the United States would dominate the world for the next 100 years -- if only the American people could be convinced there existed a threat justifying the restriction of civil liberties and massive expenditures to support wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan -- and potentially Libya, Pakistan, Syria, and even Iran. It was a diabolical plan.\' Asked to comment about Existence of Al-Qaeda and if it is a fictional group or a real, Fetzer said, \'Al Qaeda was a creation of the CIA for the purpose of funding resistance to the Soviets when they invaded Afghanistan. The US provided missiles to the resistance that enabled them to shoot down Russian helicopters, which made the incursion too costly to continue. The role of Osama bin Laden as an American operative in that operation has been conveniently omitted from the history books and films like “Charlie Wilson’s War”.\' When asked about the al-Qaeda leader, Ben Laden and about authenticity of Film Producer Radio host, Alex Jones\' announcement in 2002 that he had died, Fetzer said, \'Yes, Osama bin Laden died on or about 15 December 2001. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Afghanistan. David Ray Griffin has a book about it, OSAMA BIN LADEN: DEAD OR ALIVE?, which lays out evidence of his death at that time. In “Seven Questions about 9/11”, Veterans Today, I quote that Osama died in 2001 but that the events of 9/11 were a “false flag” attack, as I have described it above.\' Asked to explain about his theory about 9/11, Fetzer said, \'My most extensive discussion may be found in “Peeling the 9/11 Onion: Layers of Plots within Plots”, Veterans Today. There were many forms of deception. The first was to suggest that the Palestinians were involved. The second that it was done by 19 Islamic fundamentalists. The thrid that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan were involved. The fourth that it happened by accident because the US intelligence agencies were not communicating, all to cover up that it was arranged by the CIA, the Department of Defense, and the Israeli Mossad. No one gained more from 9/11 than did Israel, which I also address in that article and in “The BBC’s instrument of 9/11 misinformation”, which is also archived at Veterans Today.\' On the proportion between 9/11 and financial crisis, Fetzer said, \'These wars of aggression have undermined the national security of the United States, which depends upon economic vitality, military strength and moral standing. We are not only depleting our military strength by conducting too many wars at the same time with repeated rotations of the same troops, over and over, but they are depleting the national treasury of trillions of dollars, while the world stands in dismay at the corruption of the standing of America, which used to be a beacon of truth and justice for the people of the world. Sad to say, that is no longer the case today.\' \'The greatest beneficiary, no doubt, has been Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu, when first asked about 9/11, said it was good—then realized his blunder and added, “Well, it’s not good. But at least the Americans will know what it’s like to have to deal with terrorism”. There are many indications that the Mossad was involved, from 200 “art students” in this country, many of whom were following those who would be cast as the “patsies”, to “the Dancing Israelis”, to the dual US-Israeli citizens who dominated the Department of Defense, to Dov Zokheim, who was the controller of the Pentagon when $2.3 trillion went missing, to Michael Chertoff, who directed the releast of “the Dancing Israelis” (who returned to Isreael, where three of them went on television to report that they were there to “document” the destruction of the World Trade Center), to Urban Moving Systems, a Mossad asset, and much, much more,\' said Fetzer when asked who the winners and losers of 9/11 are. He added, \'The US military force is being used to destroy the integrity of Arab states for the benefit of Israel by turning them into smaller “statelets” based upon religious and ethic affiliations, where Iraq will dissolve into Sunni, Shia, and Kurdish mini-states, and similar consequences will occur throughout the region, which will leave Israel as the most dominant state in the Middle East—except for Iran, which is why they are trying to promote a war with Iran. The US has been the big loser, where the depletion of its national treasury, the sapping of its military strength, and the damage to its standing as a beacon of truth, justice, and morality has taken a massive hit—which has become even more costly with the corrupt and immoral use of NATO as an instrument of aggression in attacking Libya, another state that has never attacked the US.\' When asked finally could the 9/11 event be related to Zionism, Fetzer said, \'Yes, without doubt. Virtually all the principals involved in 9/11 were fervent Zionists, who believe in Jewish superiority and the entitlement of Israel to the lands of Palestine, which rests upon dubious historical precedents. I regard Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Pearl, Donald Feith, William Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, Gen. Richard Myers, Rudi Giuliani, and Larry Silverstein as among the principals behind 9/11. Dick Cheney even appears to have been the one coordinating events at least at the Pentagon, if not in New York as well. Bush deserves honorable mention, but he was too dumb to be informed of what was really going in, where Michael Ruppert, CROSSING THE RUBICON, has drawn the same conclusion.\'