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Notes from the Asylum: Patient Corbyn, Again

Here’s another gem from the new leader of Britain’s Labour party, “principled” Jeremy Corbyn, dug up by (of course!) the Daily Mail:

Jeremy Corbyn claimed the 9/11 attacks were ‘manipulated’ by the West so it could go to war in Afghanistan in an article he wrote 12 years ago, it has emerged today. The Labour leader made the assertions in a number of written pieces where he criticised Tony Blair and George W Bush for using the September 11 attacks in New York to go to war. He claims Osama bin Laden was made to look responsible to facilitate their aims and seemed to endorse conspiracy theories about a ‘New World Order’.

In the 2003 piece for The [Communist] Morning Star, he wrote: ‘Historians will study with interest the news manipulation of the past 18 months, The Telegraph reports.

’After September 11, the claims that bin Laden and al-Qaida had committed the atrocity were quickly and loudly made.

’This was turned into an attack on the Taliban and then, subtly, into regime change in Afghanistan.’

Prior to that, he wrote a series of articles which appear to have endorsed the conspiracy theory about the ‘New World Order’.

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