OBL is simultaneously a hero for attacking the United States, and a stooge of the Great Satan. “Iranian Children’s TV Show Depicts U.S. Using Bin Laden to Carry Out 9/11,” from MEMRI, May 13 (thanks to Block Ness):
Following are excerpts from an Iranian children’s show on Osama bin Laden and 9/11. The show aired on Iranian Channel 2 on May 13, 2011:
Presenter (Saeed): “Children, these days you’ve been hearing, time and again, about the killing of Osama bin Laden, the leader of the Al-Qaeda group. How was Osama bin Laden created? From where did Al-Qaeda emerge?
“To explain it to you, let me say that Mr. bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1957. About 30 years ago, the USSR invaded Afghanistan and waged a war against it. As you know, the USSR was an adversary of America. America wanted to fight them, but not directly. Therefore, they brought Mr. bin Laden from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan, and helped him to establish a group called Al-Qaeda. He received financial aid and military equipment and training from the U.S. All the documents are available.”
Child portraying the Americans: “Okay, Mr. bin Laden? No problem?”
Bin Laden: “It’s okay, but I have very little money.”
Child portraying the Americans: “Don’t worry. Money is no object.”
Bin Laden: “Well done. In your honor, I will shoot a partridge now.”
Bin Laden shoots down two birds.
Child portraying the Americans: “All these birds?!”
Bin Laden: “They are very tasty.”
Presenter (Saeed): “Did you see? That’s how it was. After the war between the USSR and Afghanistan ended, nobody heard of bin Laden or his group for a long time. There was silence about them, but [Al-Qaeda] maintained its ties with America behind the scenes, so that when conditions were ripe for America, it would use this group again. This is how it was until September 11, 2001, with regard to which documents are available as well.”…