Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura
Source: Press TV
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura says the White House allowed September 11 attack to happen in a bid to further Washington's agenda in the Middle East.
"They allowed it to happen to further their agenda in the Middle East," Ventura told CNN on Wednesday.
“I believe [former Vice President] Dick Cheney knew it," said Ventura.
The 9/11 2001 was the day when four planes were used to target the US financial and political hubs.
The attack has become an excuse for the United States to launch its so-called "war on terrorism." Less than a week after the attack, the then US President George W. Bush revealed plans for a US “war on global terrorism.”
In October 2001, the US and its allies invaded Afghanistan under the pretext to wipe out terrorism from the country. However, the US-led occupation of Afghanistan has failed to establish security in the country.
Violence and terror attacks remain commonplace almost a decade after the US-led invasion of the country bombing and invasion of Afghanistan is still described as a "campaign" against “terrorists”, rather than a war.
Bush also announced the start of the military campaign against Iraq in March 2003, saying “American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger."
The so-called hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, however, yielded no results.
To this date, however, there is no proof that al-Qaeda was behind the 9/11 attacks. Neither is there evidence that Afghanistan was behind or any way complicit in the 9/11 attacks.