NBA coach Steve Kerr inexplicably accuses Mike Pence of lying about Soleimani’s 9/11 role

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Last October, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr refused to comment on the NBA’s worshipful obedience to China’s authoritarian government on the basis that he ought to not speak on issues that he’s not “well-versed on.”

After being slammed as a “coward” and “scared little boy,” he then doubled down by drawing a false equivalence between America’s random gun violence and China’s purposeful, state-sanctioned history of human rights abuses.

Three months later, the once-timid, speak-no-evil-about-China coach is now showing no qualms about tearing into America’s duly elected vice president, Mike Pence, for posting a simple tweet accusing deceased Iranian general Qasem Soleimani of having participated in the Sept. 11 attacks.

See the original tweets below:

In response to the claim, the left-wing media rushed to question its validity and seemingly defend Soleimani, who was indeed a terrorist.

“The most obviously incorrect bit of information here is the number of hijackers: There were 19, and ‘8-10’ of them ‘traveled into or out of Iran between October 2000 and February 2001,’ per the 9/11 commission report,” one outlet, The Week, kvetched.

“And while the report does conclude ‘there is strong evidence Iran facilitated the transit of al Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11,’ Charlotte Clymer of the Human Rights Campaign says Soleimani probably wouldn’t have been involved in that.”

FYI, Charlotte “Charles” Clymer is a former “male feminist” who transitioned into a so-called transgender woman after being booted out of the feminist community over his misogyny.

Early Friday evening, Kerr retweeted The Week’s report to his half a million followers and accused Pence of “lying about Iran/Soleimani’s supposed involvement in 9/11.”

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This in turn prompted scathing social media backlash from those exasperated by his previous silence during the Obama administration’s elimination of terrorists, his previous defense of China’s authoritarian government, his current defense of Iran’s pro-terror regime and his smear of America’s vice president.

Included among the critics was Pence’s own rumor-squashing press secretary, Katie Waldman.

“Thanks for believing the #FakeNews,” she wrote to Kerr in a tweet that included a retweet of a notice she’d posted earlier responding to complaints that 19, not 12, terrorists had directly participated in the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Other critics may be seen below:

In a statement to Fox News, Waldman reiterated that the VP’s statement was 100 percent accurate.

“[She] claimed that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), under Soleimani’s leadership, knowingly allowed 12 of the 9/11 hijackers to transit to Afghanistan,” FNC reported Saturday. “Waldman also pointed to a government claim that Iran allowed 9/11 hijackers to travel through its territory.”

When the State Department designated the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) last April, it noted in a fact sheet that Iran had “knowingly permitted … several of the 9/11 hijackers, to transit its territory on their way to Afghanistan for training and operational planning.”

But by the same token, the 585-page 9/11 Commission Report published in 2004 did not mention Soleimani once.

It did, however, state that while “there is strong evidence that Iran facilitated the transit of al-Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11… we have found no evidence that Iran or Hezbollah was aware of the planning for what later became the 9/11 attack.”

Long story short, the evidence suggests that Iran definitely allowed al-Qaeda members — including very likely those members responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks — to travel through its borders. What remains unknown is whether or not Iran knew what the members had planned, and whether Soleimani personally played any role in the matter.

What is known though is that Soleimani was a terrorist and murderer, which raises the question of why certain “journalists” and NBA coaches have been in such a rush to defend him …

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