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Friday, September 09, 2016

BBC Coverage of Palestinians Celebrating on 9/11


The following 17-minute YouTube video is an edited mashup of  television coverage from September 11th, 2001, much coming from a Japanese Television station, KTF.

A portion consists of KTF's rebroadcasting of BBC News reports on "Palestinians celebrating" in East Jerusalem. BBC anchorman Philip Hayton in the studio in London interviews BBC correspondent Frank Gardner on the telephone in Cairo. A different BBC correspondent, James Robbins then narrates the famous footage. Robbins' segment aired at 1:51 p.m. EDT, but the same footage had run earlier without narration, at 11:22 a.m., during an unrelated interview with Steven Simon, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, when the BBC anchor interrupts their conversation to remark offhand, "Here we're seeing Palestinian celebrations somewhere in the Middle East. A degree of joy."

After a diligent search, I cannot find the 22-second Hayton-Gardner telephone exchange anywhere else in the collections of archived BBC coverage.  The window for its airing is small. The chyron says that both World Trade towers had already collapsed, so it would have been after the second tower's collapse at 10:28 a.m., but it surely would have preceded the 11:22 a.m. airing of the footage as a stunning non-sequitur.





This is followed by Hayton interviewing Abdul Bari Atwan, the editor of London's Arab daily Al Quds, in the studio.



People react to WTC fall - Palestinians celebrate - 9/11 truthers confronted,
by kounterfeet, 16:58
A Japanese TV crew records the reaction of New Yorkers as they witness the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. The BBC broadcasts footage of celebrating Palestinians and then interviews an Arabic newspaper editor who predicts Osama bin laden connection. US TV anchor man takes on 9/11 conspiracy theorists.
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at 2:30 of 16:57

Anchorman Philip Hayton: Well, let's try and gauge Arab reaction now. We're joined on the line now by our correspondent Frank Gardner in Cairo. What is the official and unofficial reaction---how are people reacting in the street, Frank?

2:41
[Switches to a "News Update" chyron with Frank Gardner's image as he reports live over the phone.]


Frank Gardner: Well, they're very different, Phillip. Um, it may come as a shock but on the street---certainly in the Palestinian refugee camps all across the Middle East---there's been jubilation, chanting, cheering, celebratory gunfire, people have been handing out sweets...they're ecstatically happy...they're saying. "Now at last America is having a taste of the same sort of suffering that we the Palestinians have had."




3:03
[Switch to the later airing of footage of men clapping wildly inside a truck as they try to drive through the crowd of children celebrating in the street in East Jerusalem.]

3:06
James Robbins:  In the Arab quarter of Jerusalem they're celebrating the massacre and mayhem in the United States, What's a disaster in much of the world is seen as a triumph by some, It's evidence of how much hatred has already been refueled by this disaster. Now American intelligence, which missed stopping the attacks, will desperately be searching for the culprits. To find who's behind it, they first asked how was it done.





BBC Sept. 11, 2001 10:39 am - 11:21 am, by BBC TV,
Date: 2001-09-11 14:39:34 UTC
Air Time: 2001-09-11 10:39:34 EDT
Length: 0:41:41

Announced at 10:39 a.m., this puts a time stamp of 10:29 a.m. on when reports of Palestinian celebrations "emerged." This is one minute after the timing of the second tower's collapse.
We have been receiving reports in the last ten minutes or so, of celebrations taking place in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, and also of impromptu celebrations taking place on the West Bank



3:35
[Back to London newsroom.]
Anchorman: Joining me now is Abdul Bari Atwan, the editor of London's Arab daily Al Quds. Welcome, help us make some sense of this then. Are you convinced then, this attack--these attacks--today have a Middle East connection?



3:51
Abdul Bari Atwan: I'm not surprised if there is a Middle East connection. Until now we don't have any proof. We are waiting for the American investigation to tell us who was behind it, but, you know that the American feeling in the Middle East is extremely high and the American feeling in the Islamic world also is extremely high. People are really dissatisfied with the American foreign policies. They can see the Americans siding with Israel. Now Israel is launching a war against the Palestinians. So there is a connection between Israel and the United States. So there's also groups, Islamic fundamentalist groups, always indicated that America is their arch enemy, and they are going to hate, and also we we witnessed some attacks, recently, a year ago, when Abud[?] attacked the American destroyer in Aden, the seaport of Aden in Yemen, so...maybe and bin Laden also declared a war against the United States, and he issued a fatwa--and Islamic ruling, to attack America, because they are the enemy of the Muslim world.

4:48
Anchorman: Many Americans will be disturbed to see Arabs dancing in the streets for joy today when they heard news of these attacks. How do you explain that and to what extent is that representative?

5:00
Abdul Bari Atwan: You know, everybody, actually, is appalled by this. It is a tragic...I don't think any Arabs...you know, sensible Arabs, would support attacks against civilians. You know, we are human being, we understand, you know, that those people who are suffering are human American, but you know, those people who dance, that they are minority. How many of them? A thousand? You know, you have, you have, you know, that 250 million Arabs in the...a thousand don't represent, or you know, that all those Arabs all over the world, so we shouldn't exaggerate here, we shouldn't take this as a representation of the Arab feeling. No, we condemn these attacks. It is a terrorist attack, innocent people are suffering. And we have also to remember that also the Arabs are under under attacks and they are facing similar policies but not with these devastating....

5:47
Anchorman: How---just let me assess---how hard was the evidence you had something like this was going to happen? And why don't you think American intelligence was on to it?

5:55
Abdul Bari Atwan: Well actually you know the American intelligence were aware of these attacks, you know, but they expected to take place in, in....outside United States. American embassies were closed in the Gulf states simply because there were threats. American embassies in Africa where closed because, you know, there was a lot of warning, you know, warning, that they will be attacked. So the intelligence, American intelligence service were aware of these attacks, But I think they miscalculated, they thought it will take place in the Middle East or in Africa or on the third world. They didn't believe that this thing will happen, and the heart of the American economy, at the heart of American financial capital, New York, and also it will attack the Pentagon was supposed to be very very secure.

6:33
Anchorman: How do you think the Americans are going to react now? In judging on past form, they sent cruise missiles, didn't they, into Afghanistan. They hit a factory in Sudan, which later turned out to have no involvement in the attacks

6:46
Abdul Bari Atwan: Philip, I feel about any American reprisal, I think it would be foolish and useless, because they sent their missiles to hit the Taliban...they sent 75 missiles--that was about three years ago--hit Afghanistan, but they didn't kill bin Laden, and it didn't prevent such attacks. The minute that destroyer Cole was attacked in Aden, I believe it should be--we expected it to be a civilized, ah, ah, you know--reaction. When I say 'civilized reaction,' they should ask themselves: 'why the American embassies, and American people are attacked all over the world?'



Earlier on in this video, at 1:40, Zbigniew Brzeinski, Former US National Security Advisor, is interviewed on Japanese television:
...because this will require some effort and this will require very serious action. It will involve undertakings which involve the use of force internationally, and it's going to be a challenge to all of us to exercise self-restraint and therefore this in a way, is a test of the international system in the 21st century.



Live Coverage - BBC (09:16am-11:21am) - September 11th 2001,
@ 1:55:41 of 2:05:03 or 11:12 a.m.
Anchor: Despite earlier reports, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine have denied being behind the attack. Qais Abdel Rahim speaks.


9/11 News: BBC, ITV, September 11, 2001
SouthCoast, 2:05:03

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September 11 Television Archive, You can find a more complete version of this collection (3000 hours of television from 20 channels over 7 days) at Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive,

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 8:34 am - 9:16 am
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Mar 13, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 9:16 am - 9:57 am,
Nov 16, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 9:57 am - 10:39 am,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

September 11, 2001 - 10:24am EDT (3:24pm BST) - BBC World News,

DFLP denial (comes after a DFLP accusation)


September 11, 2001 - 10:54am EDT (3:54pm BST) - Question of Peace, Arafat

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 11:21 am - 12:02 pm,
Nov 15, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

@ 0:51 to 1:59, the Palestinian footage suddenly plays as a backdrop to a discussion underway between the BBC anchor and Steven Simon, of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The anchor interrupts the conversation to remark, "Here we're seeing Palestinian celebrations somewhere in the Middle East. A degree of joy."

https://archive.org/details/911?time=200109111520&chan=BBC
September 11, 2001 - 11:22am EDT (4:22pm BST) - BBC World News, Joyous Palestinians
September 11, 2001 - 11:22am EDT (4:22pm BST) - BBC World News
September 11, 2001 - 11:27am EDT (4:27pm BST) - BBC World News Arafat
September 11, 2001 - 11:28am EDT (4:28pm BST) - BBC World News Arafat


BBC Sept. 11, 2001 12:02 pm - 12:44 pm
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

https://archive.org/details/bbc200109111202-1244
BBC Sept. 11, 2001 12:02 pm - 12:44 pm
by BBC TV,

7:50 to 12:52 p.m. Ehud Barak live in London

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 12:44 pm - 1:26 pm,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

September 11, 2001 - 1:51pm EDT (6:51pm BST) - Sport Today,

Anchor: "Here's our diplomatic correspondent, James Robbins on the search for those who are guilty.

James Robbins: In the Arab quarter of Jerusalem...

Paul Beaver, defense analysis,


BBC Sept. 11, 2001 1:26 pm - 2:08 pm,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 2:08 pm - 2:49 pm,
Nov 15, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

September 11, 2001 - 2:12pm EDT (7:12pm BST) - BBC World News
Footage replayed, Geeta Guru-Murthy narrates

September 11, 2001 - 2:25pm EDT (7:25pm BST) - BBC World News
Replay of diplomatic correspondent James Robbins 1:51 p.m. piece

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 2:49 pm - 3:31 pm,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 3:31 pm - 4:13 pm,
Nov 16, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 4:13 pm - 4:54 pm,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 4:54 pm - 5:36 pm,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 5:36 pm - 6:18 pm,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

September 11, 2001 - 5:49pm EDT (10:49pm BST) - Reporters
Abdul Bari Atwan, the editor of London's Arab daily Al Quds.

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 6:18 pm - 6:59 pm,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

September 11, 2001 - 6:34pm EDT (11:34pm BST) - BBC World Business Report

George Eiken (sp) new narration of footage. (Inserted is a quick shot of men firing off guns that is totally unrelated to the series of men shooting off weapons taken in the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp near the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. (In 1993?)





The BBC also used an image outside of the two major categories of fakes they, and the rest of the media relied on:

September 11, 2001, BBC News, Mixed response from Arab world, by Heba Saleh in Cairo,


Some Palestinians in Lebanon celebrated the attacks, by the BBC's Heba Saleh in Cairo



BBC Sept. 11, 2001 6:59 pm - 7:41 pm
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 7:41 pm - 8:23 pm
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

September 11, 2001 - 7:40-7:50pm EDT (12:40-12:50am BST, +1 day) on BBC -
George Eiken reports, footage replayed

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 8:23 pm - 9:04 pm
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 9:04 pm - 9:46 pm
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 9:46 pm - 10:28 pm
Nov 16, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 10:28 pm - 11:09 pm
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

September 11, 2001 - 10:50pm EDT (3:50am BST), +1 day) on BBC - BBC World Business Report
George Eiken reports, footage replayed

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 11:10 pm - 11:51 pm
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 11, 2001 11:51 pm - 0:33 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 0:33 am - 1:15 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 1:56 am - 2:38 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 2:38 am - 3:20 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 3:20 am - 4:01 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 4:01 am - 4:43 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 4:43 am - 5:25 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 5:25 am - 6:06 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 6:06 am - 6:48 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 6:48 am - 7:30 am
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 7:30 am - 8:11 am
Nov 13, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 8:11 am - 8:53 am
Nov 15, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 8:53 am - 9:35 am
Nov 15, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 9:35 am - 10:17 am
Nov 15, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 10:17 am - 10:58 am
Nov 14, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 10:58 am - 11:40 am
Nov 15, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 11:40 am - 12:22 pm
Nov 15, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 12:22 pm - 1:03 pm
Nov 14, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 12, 2001 8:00 pm - 8:42 pm,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 13, 2001 0:10 am - 0:52 am,
Nov 14, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 13, 2001 7:38 pm - 8:19 pm,
Mar 2, 2007 03/07
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 13, 2001 8:31 am - 9:12 am,
Nov 14, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV

BBC Sept. 13, 2001 9:54 am - 10:36 am,
Nov 15, 2006 11/06
by BBC TV



Thursday, September 01, 2016

September 11, 2001, New York Times, Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon In Day Of terror; President Cows to Exact Punishment for 'Evil', by Serge Schemann,

September 11, 2001, New York Times, Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon In Day Of terror; President Vows to Exact Punishment for 'Evil', by Serge Schemann,

Excerpts: 
World leaders hastened to condemn the attacks, including Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and Libya's Muammar el-Qaddafi. 
European leaders began quiet discussions last night about how they might assist the United States in striking back, and Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, joined in expressing support for a retaliatory strike. 
But in the West Bank city of Nablus, rejoicing Palestinians, who have been locked in a bitter struggle with Israel for almost a year, went into the streets to chant, "God is great!" and to distribute candies to celebrate the attacks. 
Many governments took their own precautions against attack. Israel evacuated many of its embassies abroad, and non-essential staffers at NATO headquarters in Brussels were ordered home.



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