Top Chinese Diplomat Claims 9/11 Attacks Were an ‘Inside Job’

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A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman appeared to claim the 9/11 attacks on America were an “inside job” by the US government in a tweet on Tuesday.

Zhao Lijian shared a “What people think I do” meme on Twitter featuring various scenes of destruction from U.S. wars in various countries including Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Pakistan, the former Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan.

However, in the slot for “What I actually do,” an image of the attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers is shown, suggesting that the Bush administration carried out 9/11 as an inside job.

“Everyone needs a clear understanding of himself. So does a nation,” Zhao captioned the image.

Washington Examiner report that the Chinese Embassy did not respond to requests asking what the Chinese position is toward possible U.S. government involvement in the 9/11 attacks.

Zhao is one of the main proponents of what is known as “wolf warrior diplomacy,” referring to a “jingoistic Chinese film franchise,” according to the Brookings Institution. This style of diplomacy features aggressive and controversial rhetoric from Chinese diplomats, frequently utilizing conspiracy theories to place blame on and troll Western governments.

These diplomats make especially effective use of Twitter, Zhao’s main outlet. The Brookings Institution documented this sudden shift as starting in 2020. Previously, China’s use of the social media platform was limited to a few isolated embassies. By the end of 2020, however, the Chinese presence on Twitter had quadrupled, with 170 different Chinese diplomats frequently bickering with Western governments, particularly regarding COVID-19, foreign policy, and race relations.

Zhao’s Twitter feed is filled with accusations of U.S. war crimes and abuses, revolving around Western governments and allies, support for Russia, frequent criticism of Japan, and denunciations of Taiwanese sovereignty. The top diplomat has gotten into several previous high-profile squabbles with U.S. officials, such as an incident in 2019 in which former national security adviser Susan Rice called him a “racist disgrace” in response to tweets talking about race relations in Washington, D.C., according to CNN.

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at The People's Voice. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter has travelled in over 80 countries and won arguments in every single one. Live without fear.
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  1. Neither china nor china has an ounce of credibility and newspunch is degrading their credibility just like breightbart did by not doing their own work, but rehashing propaganda.

  2. The PNAC (Plan for a New American Century) document proves this guy to be right, it was an inside job. It clearly states in it
    that several govt people (Rumsfeld, Cheney etc.) said “what we need is a new Pearl Harbor event” to go after terrorists. Of
    course it was our own govt who were the terorists so what was their real goal? To destroy America?

    • They werent your own government really They were imposter deceiver frauds plants for the enemy of America since the war of independence.

  3. Course Everyone knows I knew straight away when I turned on the TV that day and the news reader said, we had all finished work and gone home and got a call from the studio telling us to come back because a huge story was about to break So we all went into work and theb the story started to arrive.

  4. About 75% of the mass in the WTC just disappeared. The WTC basements were full of molten steel for 4 weeks after the buildings went down.

    What could cause the buildings to be turned into molten steel in 15 seconds? Some say shaped-charge mini-nukes that leave little nuclear fallout radiation.

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