The author’s main “evidence” for his assessment of Al Qaeda are alleged pronouncements by so-called Al Qaeda leaders. The author doesn’t bother to examine the authenticity, the credibility and the good faith of these pronouncements. He simply accepts them and US government allegations about Al Qaeda at face value.Read more . . .
I recommend this book for those who wish to know more about the professional Islam-bashers of the United States (although the coverage of this scene is by far not comprehensive). For those who wish to understand the political agenda of Islamophobia, its strategical role for US imperialism and to the role played by government-manufactured “Islamic terrorism”, the book will be of little value.Read more . . .
While hailed by the New York Times as the “finest historical narrative so far on the origins of al-Qaeda” and by Washington Post as “authoritative”, the author offers unsubstantiated legends and acts as a purveyor of disinformation. As a Pulizer-prize winner, the author can hardly be regarded as incompetent. What is the alternative?Read more . . .
Michael Scheuer, a former CIA intelligence officer, author, historian and foreign policy critic was once the Chief of Bin Laden Station, tasked with tracking Bin Laden. His book is replete with significant omissions that raise questions about his scientific standards. Some of the omissions are listed in the Book review.Read more . . .
Burke’s book appears at first sight as a serious, scholarly, contribution to the study of Al Qaeda. It is heavily annotated, contains a glossary and a useful index, a map of Afghanistan and is well structured. Yet, as I will attempt to show, the book is essentially a slick fraud.Read more . . .
The New York Times, Thursday October 28, 1993 Page A1 Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast By Ralph Blumenthal Law-enforcement officials were told that terrorists were building a bomb that was eventually used to blow … Read more . . .
The White House Office of the Press Secretary June 29, 2011 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/29/remarks-john-o-brennan-assistant-president-homeland-security-and-counter Remarks of John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on Ensuring al-Qa’ida’s Demise – As Prepared for Delivery Paul H. Nitze School of … Read more . . .
“Al Qaeda seeks to bleed us financially by drawing us into long, costly wars that also inflame anti-American sentiment,” John Brennan, President Obama’s counter-terrorism advisor, said in a speech Wednesday unveiling the new strategy. “Going forward, we will be mindful that if our nation is threatened, our best offense won’t always be deploying large armies abroad but delivering targeted, surgical pressure to the groups that threaten us.”Read more . . .
I used to be in charge of the Visa Section at the CIA’s consulate at Jeddah, the principle city of the Hejahs in Western Saudi Arabia. There, for a year and a half, I issued visas to terrorists recruited by the CIA and its asset, Osama Bin Laden. At the time I thought it was basically visa fraud. Somebody was paying $2500 bribes to State Department officials. I was ordered by these same high State Department officials to issue the visas, to shut up, to do my job and ask no questions.Read more . . .
How German leaders conspired with the U.S. and Syria in covering-up a secret operationRead more . . .
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-is-allied-with-and-actively-supports-al-qaeda/5309866 US is Allied with and Actively Supports Al Qaeda By Prof. James F. Tracy and Kourosh ZiabariGlobal Research, October 27, 2012Iran Review 24 October 2012 American political commentator professor James F. Tracy believes that the United States has been … Read more . . .
KSM and U.S. justice by Anar Virji (Al-Jazeera Correspondent in Washington, D.C.) It was a sharp, unexpected statement delivered in measured Arabic in just a few minutes. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s comments to a courtroom in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Wednesday … Read more . . .
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/khalid-sheikh-mohammed-trial_n_1976430.htmlKhalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial: Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Claims America Killed More People Than Hijackers Did Reuters | By Jane Sutton Posted: 10/17/2012 10:54 pm Updated: 10/18/2012 10:39 amGUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, Oct 17 (Reuters) — The alleged mastermind … Read more . . .
Getting Bin Laden: What happened that night in Abbottabadby Nicholas Schmidle August 8, 2011 http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/08/08/110808fa_fact_schmidle?currentPage=all No American was yet inside the residential part of the compound. The operatives had barely been on target for a minute, and the mission was … Read more . . .
Pakistan TV Report Contradicts US Claim of Bin Laden’s DeathBy Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Global Research, August 6, 2011 In my recent article, “Creating Evidence Where There Is None,” about the alleged killing of Osama bin Laden by a commando … Read more . . .
The Mysterious Death of Osama bin Laden: Creating Evidence Where There Is None By Dr. Paul Craig RobertsGlobal Research, August 4, 2011 The New Yorker has published a story planted on Nicholas Schmidle by unidentified sources who claim to be … Read more . . .
The US-Al Qaeda Alliance: Bosnia, Kosovo and Now Libya Washington’s On-Going Collusion with Terroristsby Prof. Peter Dale ScottGlobal Research, July 29, 2011The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol 9, Issue 31 No 1, August 1, 2011 Twice in the last two decades, significant … Read more . . .
Osama bin Laden’s guns found ‘only after’ US Navy Seals killed him AP revelation fuels claims al-Qaida chief was illegally executedNew account sheds light on sequence of US raid in AbbottabadReport comes amid news of clash between Nato and Pakistan … Read more . . .
The Ongoing bin Laden Saga: Can Americans Be Unplugged? By Dr. Paul Craig RobertsGlobal Research, May 16, 2011 “The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? … Read more . . .
What about Bin Laden and Mulla Omar? While the US no longer cares the Afghan people want answers Published in issue #563 on 3 February 2003 http://www.omaid.com/english_section/curr_issue.htm Translated from the original Dari-Persian by Omaid Weekly staff, following is a poignant … Read more . . .