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Egyptian TV Says 2001 Simpsons Episode Proves Syrian War Is 'Global Conspiracy' (Video)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An Egyptian news channel claims that it has found indisputable evidence that the war in Syria is a “premeditated” global conspiracy thanks to a 2001 episode of “The Simpsons.”

Al-Tahrir TV aired a report on Sunday showing a clip from the episode “New Kids on the Blecch” in which Bart and his boy band drop bombs on Arab-dressed men in a music video.

The reporter claims a flag, which appears on a truck in the video, is a flag used by the Syrian opposition.

She says that image is evidence “what is happening in Syria today was premeditated” more than 10 years before it began.

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“This is from 2001 – before there was such a thing called the ‘Syrian opposition,’” the reporter says, according to a MEMRI-TV translation.

“The flag was created before the events took place,” she said. “That’s why people are saying on Facebook that this is a conspiracy. In 2001, there was no such thing as the flag of the Syrian opposition.”

The flag was actually used in Syria from its independence in 1936 until 1963, the Times of Israel reported.

“This episode was created back in 2001, before the Syrian opposition even existed," the reporter insists. "Here is the flag. The scene you see here shows animated figures in Arab garb.”

“This raises many question marks about what happened in the Arab Spring revolutions and about when this global conspiracy began,” she added.

Sources: Israel National News, Times of Israel