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Why Switzerland Is A New Hotbed Of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

As the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks in the United States approaches, prominent Swiss politicians, intellectuals and media figures have created an Internet site to demand a new investigation into the events of 9/11.

The remains of the World Trade Center (slagheap)
The remains of the World Trade Center (slagheap)
David Vonplon

ZURICH - In the lead-up to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States, old and new Internet conspiracy theories are cropping up in high places in Switzerland. A new website, www.911untersuchen.ch, went online earlier this month with demands from a group of Swiss politicians, academics and media figures to re-open investigations of the 2001 events.

A statement by former Bernese cantonal councilor Dori Schaer says the issue of whether the U.S. government deliberately let the attacks go ahead, or indeed even staged them, remains unanswered. While Schaer considers outrageous the idea that the George W. Bush administration would deliberately sacrifice nearly 3,000 people to reach its political goals, she apparently doesn't exclude it out of hand.

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Has Lebanese Politics Finally Freed Itself Of Iran's Influence?

Lebanon's recent elections have shrunk the legislative block led by national power-brokers Hezbollah. But will a precarious new majority be able to rid the government of the long shadow of Tehran?

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The results of parliamentary elections in Lebanon, have put an end to the majority block led by Hezbollah, the paramilitary group concocted by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hezbollah and its Christian allies, the Free Patriotic Movement, led by President Michel Aoun, lost their 71 seats and will now have 62 (of a total 128 seats).

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