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Afghan Massacre : The Convoy of Death

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 6, 2007

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Afghan Massacre : The Convoy of Death


In Afghanistan, filmmaker Jamie Doran has uncovered evidence of a massacre: Taliban prisoners of war suffocated in containers, shot in the desert under the watch of American troops.

The film has been broadcast on national television in countries all over the world and has been screened by the European parliament. Human rights lawyers are calling for investigation into whether U.S. forces are guilty of war crimes. But no U.S. media outlet has broadcast the film.

Today, on Democracy Now!, the U.S. broadcast premiere of a documentary film called “Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death.”

The film provides eyewitness testimony that U.S. troops were complicit in the massacre of thousands of Taliban prisoners during the Afghan War.

It tells the story of thousands of prisoners who surrendered to the US military’s Afghan allies after the siege of Kunduz. According to eyewitnesses, some three thousand of the prisoners were forced into sealed containers and loaded onto trucks for transport to Sheberghan prison. Eyewitnesses say when the prisoners began shouting for air, U.S.-allied Afghan soldiers fired directly into the truck, killing many of them. The rest suffered through an appalling road trip lasting up to four days, so thirsty they clawed at the skin of their fellow prisoners as they licked perspiration and even drank blood from open wounds.

Witnesses say that when the trucks arrived and soldiers opened the containers, most of the people inside were dead. They also say US Special Forces re-directed the containers carrying the living and dead into the desert and stood by as survivors were shot and buried. Now, up to three thousand bodies lie buried in a mass grave.

The film has sent shockwaves around the world. It has been broadcast on national television in Britain, Germany, Italy and Australia. It has been screened by the European parliament. It has outraged human rights groups and international human rights lawyers. They are calling for investigation into whether U.S. Special Forces are guilty of war crimes.

But most Americans have never heard of the film. That’s because not one corporate media outlet in the U.S. will touch it. It has never before been broadcast in this country.

Today, Democracy Now! brings you the premiere broadcast of “Afghan Massacre” in the United States.

“Afghan Massacre” is produced and directed by award-winning Irish filmmaker Jamie Doran. Doran is has worked at the highest levels of television film production for more than two decades. His films have been broadcast on virtually every major channel throughout the world. On average, each of his films are seen in around 35 countries. Before establishing his independent television company, Jamie Doran spent over seven years at BBC Television.

The film was researched by award-winning journalist Najibullah Quraishi, who was beaten almost to death when he tried to obtain video evidence of US Special Forces’ complicity in the massacre. Two of the witnesses who testified in the film are now dead.

  • “Afghan Massacre: the Convoy of Death” – produced and directed by award-winning Irish filmmaker Jamie Doran.

To purchase an audio or video copy of this entire program, call 1 (800) 881-2359.

CLIPS

The Untold Story of a Massacre

Witnesses Tell of the Convoy Of Death

Why Did U.S. Special Forces Let This Happen

Why Haven’t These Events Being Investigated

Jamie Doran explains Afghan Massacre

source:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3267.htm

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Fake Al Qaeda : The Phony (Mossad) Al Qaeda Cell in Palestine

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 6, 2007

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Fake Al Qaeda

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html



The Phony (Mossad)

Al Qaeda Cell in Palestine


Of the MOSSAD, the Israeli intelligence service, the SAMS officers say: “Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act.” [Washington Times September 10, 2001]

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon … said that al-Qaeda militants were operating in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon. “We know that they are there. We know that they are in Lebanon, working closely with Hezbollah. We know that they are in the region,” he said. [BBC News – 12/5/2002]

Does he mean these “al Qaeda militants” who were detained in December 2002?

fake alqaeda

Mossad agents arrested by the PA for attempting to set up phony ‘al Qaeda’ cells in the Gaza Strip.



The full story…
larouchepub.com – Mossad Exposed in Phony ‘Palestinian Al-Qaeda’ Caperantiwar.com – By Way of Deception, by Justin Raimondo

khilafah.com – PA uncovers Israelis posing as Al-Qaeda

smh.com.au – Palestinians arrest al-Qaeda ‘poseurs’

Ha’Aretz – Ibrahim, the Shin Bet wants you to join Qaida!


Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist

Images from official FBI wanted poster for terrorist Adam Yahiye Gadahn

The FBI lists Gadahn’s aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.

But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993, much as AIPAC has been caught up in the more recent spy scandal.

See Also:

Israeli suspected to be a member of al-Qaeda arrested in the Philippines
Is ‘Al Qaeda’ the modern incarnation of ‘Emmanuel Goldstein’?
A “Palestinian Terrorist” Wearing the Star of David
The 5 Dancing Israelis Arrested on 9/11


Al-Qaeda cleric exposed as an MI5 double agentONE of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous figures has been revealed as a double agent working for MI5, raising criticism from European governments, which repeatedly called for his arrest.Britain ignored warnings – which began before the September 11 attacks – from half a dozen friendly governments about Abu Qatada’s links with terrorist groups and refused to arrest him. Intelligence chiefs hid from European allies their intention to use the cleric as a key informer against Islamic militants in Britain.

Indignant French officials accused MI5 of helping the cleric to abscond. While he remained on the run, one intelligence chief in Paris was quoted as saying: “British intelligence is saying they have no idea where he is, but we know where he is and, if we know, I’m quite sure they do.”

Almost a year later Abu Qatada was found hiding in a flat not far from Scotland Yard.


How many phony ‘al Qaeda’ cells have Mossad agents successfully set up around the world?

Are ALL Al Qaeda really working for Israel?


From a reader:So,

1. We have MI5 (British CIA) posing as Alqueda.
“Al-Qaeda cleric exposed as an MI5 double agent”, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-3-1050175,00.html

2. We have Mossad (Israel CIA) posing as ALqueda in Palestine: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html
http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2002/2949idf_qaeda.html
http://www.antiwar.com/justin/j120902.html
http://www.propagandamatrix.com/palestinians_arrest_al_qaeda_poseurs.htm
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=241042&contrassID=2&subContrassID=5&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y&itemNo=241042
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/terrorist.html

3. We have USA posing as Alqueda:
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/fakealqaeda.html

The FBI lists Gadahn’s aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah. But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993, much as AIPAC has been caught up in the more recent spy scandal.

3. We have israel posing as alqueda in the phillipines.
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/qaeda_philippines.html
http://www.mb.com.ph/PROV2004061411759.html

4. British SAS posing as Iraqi Insurgants:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/424614.stm

The two British operatives, arrested by Basra police and later freed by a British military operation, were identified by the BBC as “members of the SAS elite special forces” ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/424614.stm). They were disguised by wigs and Arab dress. Iraqi sources reported that the Iraqi police were watching the two, and when they tried to approach them they shot two policemen and tried to escape the scene. The Iraqi police chased and captured them, to discover large amount of explosives planted in the car, which apparently was planned to be remotely detonated in the busy market of Basra. The SAS involvement in Iraq was discovered on the 30th of January 2005 when an RAF Hercules plane crashed near Baghdad killing then British servicemen after dropping off fifty SAS members north of Baghdad to fight Iraqi guerillas.

ARE YOU FUCKIN SURE YOU ARE WATCHING THE RIGHT ENEMY !!!!!!!

CIA + Mossad + MI5 = AlQueada

The greatest false-flag operations conducting in the history on man !!!! In case you weren’t paying attention…

Vinnell bombing leader Khaled Jehani, fought for the CIA in Afghanistan, Bosnia & Chechnya
Members of the Moroccan terror group Salafi Jihadi fought for the CIA in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Dagestan, Bosnia and Kosovo
USS Cole Bomber Jamal al-Badawi fought for the CIA in Bosnia
Zacarias Moussaoui fought for the CIA in Chechnya
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed fought for the CIA in Afghanistan
Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman fought for the CIA in Afghanistan
Head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad Ayman al Zawahiri, fought for the CIA in Bosnia
His brother Ayman al-Zawahiri fought for the CIA in Kosovo
Abdullah Azzam, “one of the ideological founders of Hamas” fought for the CIA in Afghanistan

When Osama Bin Ladin Was Tim Osman [] War and Globalization – The Truth Behind September 11th[] Zbigniew Brzezinski: “Your cause is right, God is on your side.”

CIA reins in loose cannons, and keeps their Al Qaeda creation alive and well

http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=news_history&Number=1151402&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1&t=1#Post1151402 “>CIA “Arranged” for Passports for Al Qaeda Terrorists & Brought Them to the USA to Recruit for Jihads

Will the CIA Leave Their Saudi Partners in Crime Holding the Bag?

“New Al-Qaeda” like New Coke, only harder to buy

“The Farce Goes On – The Hunt for Ayman Zawahiri, Mohammad Omar, & Osama

“Moussaoui, Khadr, & Ressam Are “Graduates” of CIA’s Khalden Camp for Afghanistan & Balkans “Jihads”

Bin Laden Puppetmasters Smoked Out In Balkans

The CIA arranged for HUM guerrillas to fight in Bosnia & Kosovo

Bin-Ladin and KLA have a ‘joint’ cash box in the United States

The CIA & Bin Laden worked hand-in-glove in KLA operations

U.S. Protects Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Kosovo

Wolfowitz Meets “in Private” with NLA Terrorist Ali Ahmeti

America used Islamists to arm the Bosnian Muslims

Bosnia, 1 degree of separation from Al-Qaeda

Where was the “Concern” about “al-Qaida Operating in Iran” during the War in Bosnia?

Terror mastermind with taste for high life

US Has Al Qaida Backers List

U.S. had agents inside al-Qaeda

CIA Told “Malaysian secret police” to “Monitor” Al Qaeda Meeting on Plans to Hit WTC on 9-11-2001

The CIA’s “Operation Cyclone” – Stirring the Hornet’s Nest of Islamic Unrest”

The Muslim Brotherhood: The Globalists’ Secret Weapon

U.S. Armed, Promoted Accused September 11 Terrorist Mastermind

CIA Bankrolled System of Madrassas & Training Camps to Brainwash “Jihad” Warriors

British Press Gagged on Reporting MI6’s £100,000 bin Laden Payoff

Ramzi Yousef was part of a CIA recruitment drive in New York and he did have “ties” to Bin Laden

CIA Recruits Terrorist Agents At Guantanamo

Oregon group thrives despite al Qaeda ties

Sniper link to al Qaeda investigated

Who is behind the “Terrorist Network” in Northern Iraq, Baghdad or Washington?

How Al Qaeda lit the Bali fuse

Did Rambo ever stop loving Osama?

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9/11 : Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 6, 2007

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

9/11 : Al Qaeda Doesn’t Exist


Marc Perkel Rantz

al-Qaeda is Fiction – The organization doesn’t exist as a large terrorist organization

July 03, 2005

I came across three films produced by the BBC called “The Power of Nightmares” which explain how various groups use the fear of terrorism to advance their political power. I’ve spent all day converting them to a smaller format so that they can be ea silly downloaded. But they are an hour long each and are about 75 megs each. They are however extraordinary and it’s quite an education into the history of Islamic Terrorism and American neo conservatives. Here are the links:

Baby it’s Cold Outside
The Phantom Victory
The Shadows in the Cave

Sorry for the windows (WMV) format but it allowed me to shrink the video to 1/10 it’s original size. I don’t think there’s a copyright issue but if there is I’ll wait till someone screams about it. I think the BBC would want people to see these films. I think that something as important as faking the existence of a terrorist organization that started two wars is more important that someone’s copyright.

It appears however that might have gotten it wrong on the claim that Al Qaeda was and invented term by New York Prosecutors. The article in The Nation seems to refute that premise. However the size and scope of the organization has been greatly exagerated.

On the other hand I had someone do a Lexis-Nexis search that shows the term appearing first in late 1998 at the New York trial. Nothing before that. That would indicate that the term might have been invented there. The word Al Qaeda translates into “the base” which is a generic term and because of that this issue might never be completely resolved.

Here’s the BBC Link that talks about the 3 films. I edited off the front part of the last two because it was identical to the first one and I wanted to save bandwidth.

Transcript of Third Film Follows:

THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES

Episode 3 – The Shadows in the Cave

Originally aired on BBC 2, 3 November 2004, 9 pm

Written and produced by Adam Curtis

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/3970901.stm

VOICE OVER:
In the past, politicians promised to create a better world. They had different ways of achieving this. But their power and authority came from the optimistic visions they offered to their people. Those dreams failed. And today, people have lost faith in ideologies. Increasingly, politicians are seen simply as managers of public life. But now, they have discovered a new role that restores their power and authority. Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us from nightmares. They say that they will rescue us from dreadful dangers that we cannot see and do not understand. And the greatest danger of all is international terrorism. A powerful and sinister network, with sleeper cells in countries across the world. A threat that needs to be fought by a war on terror. But much of this threat is a fantasy, which has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians. It’s a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned through governments around the world, the security services, and the international media.

VOICE OVER:
This is a series of films about how and why that fantasy was created, and who it benefits. At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neoconservatives, and the radical Islamists. Last week’s episode ended in the late ’90s with both groups marginalized and out of power. But with the attacks of September 11th, the fates of both dramatically changed. The Islamists, after their moment of triumph, were virtually destroyed within months, while the neoconservatives took power in Washington. But then, the neoconservatives began to reconstruct the Islamists. They created a phantom enemy. And as this nightmare fantasy began to spread, politicians realized the newfound power it gave them in a deeply disillusioned age. Those with the darkest nightmares became the most powerful.

[OPENING TITLES: THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES / THE RISE OF THE POLITICS OF FEAR / THE SHADOWS IN THE CAVE]

[TITLE: AFGHANISTAN 1998]

VOICE OVER:
At the end of the 1990s, Osama bin Laden had returned to Afghanistan. He was accompanied by Ayman Zawahiri, the most influential ideologist of the Islamist movement. For 20 years, Zawahiri had struggled to create revolutions in the Arab world, but all attempt had ended in bloody failure.

[EXCERPT, CNN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

INTERVIEWER (in Arabic, English subtitles):

We haven’t had any information about your whereabouts for some time. Where were you?

AYMAN ZAWAHIRI:
{?} I was just home and clubs.

INTERVIEWER:
Not in Afghanistan? Somewhere else?

ZAWAHIRI:

Everywhere, everywhere.

INTERVIEWER:
Everywhere?

ZAWAHIRI:
I am a Muslim. Being a Muslim, you are wanted everywhere. Because if you — just if you say no to the superpowers, this immediately in itself is a crime you are wanted for.

INTERVIEWER:

{?} Yes, but isn’t what you do not to do with arms?

ZAWAHIRI:
{?} It’s aggressive but ask Allah, and he is greater than superpower.

VOICE OVER:
Zawahiri was a follower of the Egyptian revolutionary, Sayyed Qutb, who had been executed in 1966. Qutb’s vision had been of a new type of modern state. It would contain all of the benefits of Western science and technology, but it would use Islam as a moral framework to protect people from the culture of Western liberalism. Qutb believed that this culture infected the minds of Muslims, turning them into selfish creatures who threatened to destroy the shared values that held society together. Throughout the 80s and 90s, Zawahiri had tried to persuade the masses to rise up and topple the rulers who had allowed this corruption to infect their countries.

[EXCERPT, VIDEOTAPE OF SADAT ASSASSINATION]

[CUT TO AYMAN ZAWAHIRI IN EGYPTIAN COURTROOM CELL]

ZAWAHIRI [haranguing courtroom]:
We want to speak to the whole world. Who are we?

VOICE OVER:
But the revolutionaries became trapped in a horrific escalation of violence, because the masses refused to follow them. Islamism failed as a mass movement, and Zawahiri now came to the conclusion that a new strategy was needed.

GILLES KEPEL, HISTORIAN OF ISLAMIST MOVEMENT:
They had no revolution at all. I mean, they had failed in their takeover, they had failed to topple the powers that be, and, you know, they became more and more interested in this idea that only a small vanguard could be successful. I mean, they had lost confidence in the spontaneous capacity of the masses to be mobilised. Then they decided to change strategy completely, and instead of striking at what they called the ”near enemy” — i.e., the local regimes — they decided that they could strike at the ”far away enemy” — i.e., at the West, at America — and that would impress the masses, and the masses would be mobilised.

[TITLE: NAIROBI, AUGUST 1998]

VOICE OVER:
Zawahiri and bin Laden began implementing this new strategy in August, 1998. Two huge suicide bombs were detonated outside American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing more than 200 people. The bombings had a dramatic effect on the West. For the first time, the name ”bin Laden” entered the public consciousness as a terrorist mastermind.

[CUT TO AFGHANISTAN]

VOICE OVER:
The suicide bombers had been recruited by bin Laden from the Islamist training camps in Afghanistan. But his and Zawahiri’s operation was very much on the fringes of the Islamist movement. The overwhelming majority of the fighters in these camps had nothing at all to do with bin Laden or international terrorism. They were training to fight régimes in their own countries, such as Uzbekistan, Kashmir, and Chechnia. Their aim was to establish Islamist societies in the Western world, and they had no interest in attacking America. Bin Laden helped fund some of the camps, and in return was allowed to look for volunteers for his operations. But a number of senior Islamists were against his new strategy, including members of Zawahiri’s own group, Islamic Jihad.

[EXCERPT, CNN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: BIN LADEN, SURROUNDED BY ARMED, MASKED SOLDIERS]

VOICE OVER:
Even bin Laden’s displays of strength to the Western media were faked. The fighters in this video had been hired for the day and told to bring their own weapons. For beyond this small group, bin Laden had no formal organisation — until the Americans invented one for him.

[CUT TO MANHATTAN CITYSCAPE]

[TITLE: MANHATTAN, JANUARY 2001]

VOICE OVER:
In January, 2001, a trial began in a Manhattan courtroom of four men accused of the embassy bombings in east Africa. But the Americans had also decided to prosecute bin Laden in his absence. But to do this under American law, the prosecutors needed evidence of a criminal organisation because, as with the Mafia, that would allow them to prosecute the head of the organisation even if he could not be linked directly to the crime. And the evidence for that organisation was provided for them by an ex-associate of bin Laden’s called Jamal al-Fadl.

JASON BURKE, AUTHOR, ”AL QAEDA”:
During the investigation of the 1998 bombings, there is a walk-in source, Jamal al-Fadl, who is a Sudanese militant who was with bin Laden in the early 90s, who has been passed around a whole series of Middle East secret services, none of whom want much to do with him, and who ends up in America and is taken on by — uh — the American government, effectively, as a key prosecution witness and is given a huge amount of American taxpayers’ money at the same time. And his account is used as raw material to build up a picture of Al Qaeda. The picture that the FBI want to build up is one that will fit the existing laws that they will have to use to prosecute those responsible for the bombing. Now, those laws were drawn up to counteract organised crime: the Mafia, drugs crime, crimes where people being a member of an organisation is extremely important. You have to have an organisation to get a prosecution. And you have al-Fadl and a number of other witness, a number of other sources, who are happy to feed into this. You’ve got material that, looked at in a certain way, can be seen to show this organisation’s existence. You put the two together and you get what is the first bin Laden myth — the first Al Qaeda myth. And because it’s one of the first, it’s extremely influential.

VOICE OVER:
The picture al-Fadl drew for the Americans of bin Laden was of an all-powerful figure at the head of a large terrorist network that had an organised network of control. He also said that bin Laden had given this network a name: ”Al Qaeda.” It was a dramatic and powerful picture of bin Laden, but it bore little relationship to the truth.

[EXCERPT, CNN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: BIN LADEN AND SOLDIERS]

VOICE OVER:
The reality was that bin Laden and Ayman Zawahiri had become the focus of a loose association of disillusioned Islamist militants who were attracted by the new strategy. But there was no organisation. These were militants who mostly planned their own operations and looked to bin Laden for funding and assistance. He was not their commander. There is also no evidence that bin Laden used the term ”Al Qaeda” to refer to the name of a group until after September the 11th, when he realized that this was the term the Americans have given it.

[CUT TO MANHATTAN SKYLINE]

VOICE OVER:
In reality, Jamal al-Fadl was on the run from bin Laden, having stolen money from him. In return for his evidence, the Americans gave him witness protection in America and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many lawyers at the trial believed that al-Fadl exaggerated and lied to give the Americans the picture of a terrorist organisation that they needed to prosecute bin Laden.

SAM SCHMIDT, DEFENCE LAWYER EMBASSY BOMBINGS TRIAL:
And there were selective portions of al-Fadl’s testimony that I believe was false, to help support the picture that he helped the Americans join together. I think he lied in a number of specific testimony about a unified image of what this organisation was. It made Al Qaeda the new Mafia or the new Communists. It made them identifiable as a group and therefore made it easier to prosecute any person associated with Al Qaeda for any acts or statements made by bin Laden — who talked a lot.

BURKE:
The idea — which is critical to the FBI’s prosecution — that bin Laden ran a coherent organisation with operatives and cells all around the world of which you could be a member is a myth. There is no Al Qaeda organisation. There is no international network with a leader, with cadres who will unquestioningly obey orders, with tentacles that stretch out to sleeper cells in America, in Africa, in Europe. That idea of a coherent, structured terrorist network with an organised capability simply does not exist.

VOICE OVER:
What did exist was a powerful idea that was about to inspire a single, devastating act that would lead the whole world into believing the myth that had begun to be constructed in the Manhattan courtroom.

[CUT TO MANHATTAN SKYLINE: WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWERS . ONE TOWER HAS BEEN HIT, AND IS ON FIRE .]

MAN (off-camera):
What’s this other jet doing? What’s this other jet doing?

WOMAN (off-camera):
What the hell’s that?

[AIRCRAFT ENTERS VIEW FROM LEFT, CRASHES INTO SECOND TOWER. FIREBALL ERUPTS .]

MAN:
Holy — fuck!

WOMAN:

Oh my God! Oh my God! Jesus fucking Christ!

[ARM PASSES BEFORE CAMERA LENS]

MAN #2:
Don’t touch it!

WOMAN [SOBBING]:
Oh my God! Oh my God!

[OTHER EXCLAMATIONS AND SOBBING IN BACKGROUND AS SMOKE BILLOWS FROM TOWERS]

VOICE OVER:
The attack on America by 19 hijackers shocked the world. It was Ayman Zawahiri’s new strategy, implemented in a brutal and spectacular way. But neither he nor bin Laden were the originators of what was called the ”Planes Operation.” It was the brainchild of an Islamist militant called Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who came to bin Laden for funding and help in finding volunteers. But in the wake of panic created by the attacks, the politicians reached for the model which had been created by the trial earlier that year: the hijackers were just the tip of a vast, international terrorist network which was called, ”Al Qaeda.”

[CUT TO INTERIOR, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, UNITED STATES CONGRESS]

GEORGE W BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES [ON SPEAKER’S PODIUM]:
Al Qaeda is to terror what the Mafia is to crime. There are thousands of these terrorists in more than 60 countries. They are recruited from their own nations and neighborhoods, and brought to camps in places like Afghanistan, where they are trained in the tactics of terror.

[CUT TO PENTAGON BRIEFING ROOM]

DONALD RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE:
This one network, Al Qaeda, that’s receiving so much discussion and publicity make have activities in 50 to 60 countries, including the United States.

[CUT TO OTHER INTERIOR, PODIUM]

BUSH:
Our war is against networks and groups, people who coddle them, people who try to hide them, people who fund them. This is our calling.

VOICE OVER:
And the attacks had another dramatic effect: they brought the neoconservatives back to power in America. When George Bush first became president, he had appointed neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz, and their allies like Donald Rumsfeld, to his administration. But their grand vision of America’s role in the world was largely ignored by this new régime.

[TITLE: SEPTEMBER 2000]

[CUT TO PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE]

BUSH:

I just don’t think it’s the role of the United States to walk into another country and say, ”We do it this way, so should you.”

[TITLE: BUT NOW]

BUSH:
We’re going to find those who, uh, who, uh, uh, those evil-doers.

VOICE OVER:
But now, the neoconservatives became all-powerful, because this terror network proved that what they had been predicting through the 1990s was correct: that America was at risk from terrifying new forces in a hostile world. A small group formed that began to shape America’s response to the attacks. At its heart were Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz, along with the vice-president, Dick Cheney, and Richard Perle, who was a senior advisor to the Pentagon. The last time these men had been in power together was 20 years before, under President Reagan. Back then, they had taken on and, as they saw it, defeated a source of evil that wanted to take over America: the Soviet Union. And now they saw this new war on terror in the same epic terms.

RICHARD PERLE, CHAIRMAN PENTAGON DEFENSE POLICY BOARD 2001-2003:
The struggle against Soviet totalitarianism was a struggle between fundamental value questions. ”Good” and ”evil” is about as effective a shorthand as I can imagine in this regard, and there’s something rather similar going on in the war on terror. It isn’t a war on terror, it’s a war on terrorists who want to impose an intolerant tyranny on all mankind, an Islamic universe in which we are all compelled to accept their beliefs and live by their lights, and in that sense this is a battle between good and evil.

VOICE OVER:
But, as previous episodes have shown, the neoconservatives distorted and exaggerated the Soviet threat. They created the image of a hidden, international web of evil run from Moscow that planned to dominate the world, when, in reality, the Soviet Union was on its last legs, collapsing from within. Now, they did the same with the Islamists. They took a failing movement which had lost mass support and began to reconstruct it into the image of a powerful network of evil, controlled from the center by bin Laden from his lair in Afghanistan. They did this because it fitted with their vision of America’s unique destiny to fight an epic battle against the forces of evil throughout the world.

VINCENT CANNISTRARO, HEAD OF COUNTER – TERRORISM, CIA, 1988-90:
What the neoconservatives are doing is taking a concept that they developed during the competition with the Soviet Union, i.e., Soviet Communism was evil, it wanted to take over our country, wanted to take over our people, our classrooms, our society. It was that kind of concept of evil that they took — an exaggerated one, to be sure — and then apply it to a new threat, where it didn’t apply at all, and yet it was layered with the same kind of cultural baggage. The policy says there’s a network, the policy says that network is evil, they want to infiltrate our classrooms, they want to take our society, they want all our women to wear, you know, veils, and this is what we have to deal with and therefore since we know it’s evil let’s just kill it, and that will make it go away.

[CUT TO TANKS AND VEHICLES ROLLING DOWN A ROAD IN AFGHANISTAN]

VOICE OVER:
And so the Americans set off to invade Afghanistan, to find and destroy the heart of this network.

[TITLE: AFGHANISTAN, NOVEMBER 2001]

[CUT TO DESOLATE TERRAIN, MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND, SHOOTING IN FOREGROUND]

VOICE OVER:
To do this, the Americans allied themselves with a group called the Northern Alliance. They were a loose collection of warlords, fighting a war of resistance against the Taliban, the Islamists who controlled Afghanistan. The Taliban’s best troops were the thousands of foreign fighters from the training camps who the Northern Alliance hated.

[NORTHERN ALLIANCE TROOPS RETRIEVE IDENTITY PAPERS FROM DEAD TALIBAN FIGHTERS . ONE HOLDS AN IDENTITY CARD UP TO THE CAMERA]

NORTHERN ALLIANCE SOLDIER:
Pakistan, eh! Pakistan! Pakistan!

VOICE OVER:

And now, they took their revenge on the foreign fighters. The Americans believed that these men were Al Qaeda terrorists, and the Northern Alliance did nothing to disabuse them of this, because they were paid by the Americans for each prisoner they delivered. But the majority of these fighters had never had anything to do with bin Laden or international terrorism. Both they and the Taliban were radical nationalists who wanted to create Islamist societies in their own countries. But now, they were either killed or taken off to Guant{{225}}namo Bay and Islamism, as an organised movement for changing the Muslim world, was obliterated in Afghanistan. But as it disappeared, it was replaced by ever more extravagant fantasies about the power and reach of the Al Qaeda network.

[TITLE: TORA BORA]

VOICE OVER:
In December, the Northern Alliance told the Americans that bin Laden was hiding in the mountains of Tora Bora. They were convinced they had found the heart of his organisation.

[EXCERPT, ”MEET THE PRESS, ” NBC TV]

TIM RUSSERT:

The search for Osama bin Laden: there was constant discussion about him hiding out in caves and I think many times the American people have a perception that it’s a little hole dug out of the side of a mountain.

DONALD RUMSFELD [OFF CAMERA]:
Oh, no.

[CUT TO DIAGRAM OF HIDDEN CAVE HEADQUARTERS MARKED ”SOURCE: THE TIMES OF LONDON”, DEPICTING A MULTI-STORY UNDERGROUND COMMAND POST]

RUSSERT:
This is it. This is a fortress.

RUMSFELD:
Yes.

RUSSERT:
A complex. Multi-tiered. [READING, AS LABELS ARE DISPLAYED ON DIAGRAM] ”Bedrooms and Offices” on the top, as you can see. ”Secret Exits” on the side, and on the bottom. ”Cut Deep to Avoid Thermal Detection.” A ventilation system, to allow people to breathe and to carry on. The entrances, large enough to drive trucks and even tanks. Even computer systems and telephone systems. It’s a very sophisticated operation.

[CUT TO STUDIO]

RUMSFELD:
Oh, you bet. This — this is serious business. And — and there’s not one of those; there are many of those.

[CUT TO TORA BORA, AFGHANISTAN: B-52S BOMBING MOUNTAINS]

VOICE OVER:
For days, the Americans bombed the mountains of Tora Bora with the most powerful weapons they had. The Northern Alliance had been paid more than a million dollars for their help and information, and now their fighters set off up the mountains to storm bin Laden’s fortress and bring back the Al Qaeda terrorists and their leader.

[NORTHERN ALLIANCE SOLDIERS SEARCHING CAVE OPENINGS]

VOICE OVER:
But all they found were a few small caves, which were either empty or had been used to store ammunition. There was no underground bunker system, no secret tunnels: the fortress didn’t exist. The Northern Alliance did produce some prisoners they claimed were Al Qaeda fighters, but there was no proof of this, and one rumor was that the Northern Alliance was simply kidnapping anyone who looked remotely like an Arab and selling them to the Americans for yet more money.

[FADE TO AMERICAN FORCES IN TORA BORA]

VOICE OVER:
The Americans now began to search all the caves in all the mountains in eastern Afghanistan for the hidden Al Qaeda network.

AMERICAN SOLDIER, SPEAKING INTO RADIO:

We found a cave. The rest of it is open. Break.

[CUT TO INTERIOR, COMMAND POST]

AMERICAN ARMY SERGEANT:
If nobody went up to look into that cave, people could’ve been hiding up there for days and watching everything that we did.

[CUT TO VIEW OF MISSILE STRIKING CAVE OPENING, SOLDIERS INSPECT DAMAGE]

VOICE OVER:

But wherever they looked, there was nothing there. Al Qaeda seemed to have completely disappeared.

[FADE TO VIEW OF HELICOPTERS FLYING OVER AFGHANISTAN MOUNTAIN RANGE]

VOICE OVER:
But then, the British arrived to help. They were convinced they could hunt down Al Qaeda because of what they said was their unique experience in fighting terrorism in Northern Ireland. They could succeed where others had failed.

[CLOSE UP ON BRIGADIER ROGER LANE, COMMANDER, BRITISH FORCES, ADDRESSING AN OFF-CAMERA AUDIENCE]

BRIGADIER LANE:

The hunt for Al Qaeda Taliban goes on, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States and our other coalition allies in the global war on terrorism.

[TITLE: FIVE WEEKS LATER]

INTERVIEWER:
But how many Al Qaeda have you captured?

LANE:
We haven’t, uh, captured any Al Qaeda, but…

INTERVIEWER:
And how many have you actually managed to kill here in south-east Afghanistan?

LANE:
We haven’t killed any.

[EXCERPT, THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD: MARKETPLACE SCENE, SCROLL IS UNROLLED READING:

Ten thousand pieces of gold for the body of Ali Baba and the destruction of the band of thieves.

by order of

Hulagu, Khan of the Mongols

and Ruler of Baghdad]

[SCENES OF MEN ON HORSEBACK JUMPING CHASMS AND ESCAPING]

[CUT TO CNN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF BIN LADEN, WAVING .]

[FADE TO BLACK]

[FADE TO AFGHANISTAN EXTERIOR]

VOICE OVER:
The terrible truth was that there was nothing there because Al Qaeda as an organisation did not exist. The attacks on America had been planned by a small group that had come together around bin Laden in the late 90s. What united them was an idea: an extreme interpretation of Islamism developed by Ayman Zawahiri. With the American invasion, that group had been destroyed, killed or scattered. What was left was the idea, and the real danger was the way this idea could inspire groups and individuals around the world who had no relationship to each other. In looking for an organisation, the Americans and the British were chasing a phantom enemy and missing the real threat.

JASON BURKE, AUTHOR, ”AL QAEDA”:
I was with the Royal Marines as they trooped around eastern Afghanistan, and every time they got a location for a supposed Al Qaeda or Taliban element or base, they’d turn up and there was no one there, or there’d be a few startled shepherds, and that struck me then as being a wonderful image to the war on terror, because people are looking for something that isn’t there. There is no organisation with its terrorist operatives, cells, sleeper cells, so on and so forth. What there is is an idea, prevalent among young, angry Muslim males throughout the Islamic world. That idea is what poses a threat.

[CUT TO WASHINGTON, D.C., MONUMENTS AND SKYLINE]

VOICE OVER:
But the neoconservatives were now increasingly locked into this fantasy, and next they set out to uncover the network in America itself.

PAUL WOLFOWITZ, US DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE:
This is a network that has penetrated into some 60 countries, including very definitely our own, and it’s got to be rooted out. Our intelligence priority, in many ways, is getting after the network here in the United States first. We will do whatever we need to do to go after these networks and dismantle them.

[CUT TO FLYOVER OF NEW ENGLAND TOWN]

VOICE OVER:
The American government set out to search for the Al Qaeda organisation inside its own country. Thousands were detained as all branches of the law and the military were told to look for terrorists.

[CUT TO VIEW OF GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO]

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER:
You don’t really know what a terrorist looks like, what kind of car they drive, or anything else, so it’s just basically everything and everybody and anything out here.

[CUT TO NEWS TITLE: ”AMERICA UNDER ATTACK”]

[CUT TO SCENES OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES]

VOICE OVER:
And, bit by bit, the government found the network: a series of hidden cells in cities around the country from Buffalo to Portland.

[CUT TO PRESIDENTIAL PODIUM]

GEORGE W BUSH:

We’ve thwarted terrorists in Buffalo and Seattle, Portland, Detroit, North Carolina, and Tampa, Florida. We’re determined to stop the enemy before he can strike our people.

VOICE OVER:
The Americans called them ”sleeper cells, ” and decided that they had just been waiting to strike. But in reality there is very little evidence that any of those arrested had anything at all to do with terrorist plots. From Portland to the suburb of Buffalo called Lackawanna, yet again the Americans were chasing a phantom enemy.

DAVID COLE, PROFESSOR OF LAW, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY:
They say ”terrorist sleeper cell.” That’s what — they — they call the Lackawanna people a terrorist sleeper cell, the Detroit people a terrorist cell, the Portland people a terrorist cell. But when you look at the details, the facts just don’t support that, and they have not proved that any group within the United States has plotted to engage in any terrorist — uh — activity within the United States in all of the cases that they’ve brought since 9/11.

[CUT TO HOME VIDEO OF YOUTHS AT DISNEYLAND, CALIFORNIA]

VOICE OVER:
The evidence behind all of the sleeper cell cases is flimsy and often bizarre. This tape was one of the central pieces of evidence in the first of the cases. It was found in a raid on this house…

[CUT TO EXTERIOR VIEW OF HOUSE]

VO … in Detroit. Four Arab men were arrested on suspicion of being an Al Qaeda sleeper cell.

[VIEWS OF ARREST PHOTOGRAPHS OF SUSPECTS . TITLE: DETROIT ACCUSED]

VOICE OVER:
They had been accused by another immigrant called Mr Hmimssa. But Mr Hmimssa was, in reality, an international con man with 12 aliases and wanted for fraud across America.

[CUT TO PHOTOGRAPH ; TITLE: YOUSSEF HMIMSSA, US GOVERNMENT WITNESS]

VOICE OVER:
Despite this, the FBI offered to reduce his sentence for fraud if he testified against the men. And to back up Mr Hmimssa’s allegations, the FBI turned to the videotape. On the surface it was the innocent record of a trip to Disneyland by a group of teenagers who had nothing to do with the accused, but the government had discovered a hidden and sinister purpose to the tape.

RON HANSEN, REPORTER – THE DETROIT NEWS:

The government expert who has looked into surveillance tapes — ”casing tapes, ” as he referred to them — said that one of the objectives of making these kinds of tapes is to disguise the nature, the real purpose, of the tape, and he explained it that the tape is made to look benign, made to look like a tourist tape to obscure its real purpose as a tape to case Disneyland, and that the very appearance of it as being just a tourist tape is actually evidence that it’s not a tourist tape.

[CUT TO DISNEYLAND VIDEO ; YOUTH IS SPEAKING TO CAMERA]

YOUTH [HOLDING IMAGINARY MICROPHONE]:
Al-Jazeera, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Hello?

[CUT TO DISNEYLAND VIDEO ; INTERIOR OF INDIANA JONES RIDE]

RON HANSEN:

I could never get past the fact that the tape just looked like a tourist tape. The Disneyland ride, for example, was a lengthy queue, people just making their way to the ride. The camera occasionally pans to look at the rocks on the wall, made to look like an Indiana Jones movie, and after several minutes the camera pans across and shows a trash can momentarily, and then continues off to look into the crowd. The expert basically said that, by flashing on that trash can for a moment, the people who are part of this conspiracy to conduct these kinds of terrorist operations, they would understand what this is all about: how to locate a bomb in Disneyland in California.

[CUT TO VIEW OF YOUTHS IN RESTAURANT]

YOUTH, WAVING:
Hello!

RON HANSEN:
All the talking and bantering were intended to disguise the hidden message contained within the tape.

[CUT TO VIEW OF YOUTHS DANCING ON VIDEOTAPE]

VOICE OVER:
The government was convinced that the tape was full of hidden messages. A brief shot of a tree outside the group’s hotel room was there, they said, to show where to place a sniper to attack the cars on the freeway.

[CUT TO SHAKY VIEW OF SHADOW ALONG SIDEWALK AS INDIVIDUAL CARRIES CAMERA]

VOICE OVER:
And what looked like a camera which had accidentally been left running was in reality a terrorist secretly counting out distances to show others where to place a bomb.

[CUT TO VIEW OF US AIR FORCE JET LANDING]

VOICE OVER:
And the government also said that the Detroit cell was planning to attack US military bases around the world. Yet again, they found hidden evidence of this in a day planner they discovered under the sofa in the house in Detroit. What looked like doodles were in reality, they said, a plan to attack a US base in Turkey.

WILLIAM SWOR, DEFENCE LAWYER, DETROIT SLEEPER CELL TRIAL, INDICATING COPY OF DRAWINGS FROM DAY PLANNER:
The government brought in its security officer from the base to testify that she interpreted this as being the main runways. She identified these as being AWACS airplanes and these as being fighter jets. She said that these solid lines were lines of fire and she also said that this down here was a hardened bunker.

VOICE OVER:
But the drawings in the day planner were discovered to have actually been the work of a madman. They were the fantasies of a Yemeni who believed that he was the minister of defence for the whole of the Middle East. He had committed suicide a year before any of the accused had arrived in Detroit, leaving the day planner lying under the sofa in the house. Despite this, two of the accused were found guilty. But then, the government’s only witness, Mr Hmimssa, told two of his cellmates that he had made the whole thing up to get his fraud charges reduced. The terrorism convictions have now been overturned by the judge in the case, but it was acclaimed by the President as the first success in the war on terror at home.

[INTERIOR, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SPEAKER’S DAIS]

GEORGE W BUSH:
We have the terrorists on the run. We’re keeping them on the run. One by one the terrorists are learning the meaning of American justice.

[CUT TO VIDEOTAPE, YOUTHS HAVING A PILLOW FIGHT]

[CUT TO BUFFALO, NEW YORK, SKYLINE]

VOICE OVER:
Another case, in the city of Buffalo, New York, seemed on the surface to be more substantial. Six young Yemeni-Americans had gone to an Islamist training camp in Afghanistan.

[CUT TO AFGHANISTAN, TRAINING CAMP]

VOICE OVER:
They travelled there in early 2001 and spent between 2 and 6 weeks training and being taught Islamist revolutionary theory. Two of them even met bin Laden on one of his tours of the camp. They then returned to the Buffalo suburb of Lackawanna, where they lived, but they did nothing. The FBI heard about their trip and they watched the six men around the clock for nearly a year, but there was no suspicious behavior.

[CUT TO LACKAWANNA, SUBURBAN STREET]

VOICE OVER:
But then, one of the men, Mr al-Bakri, went to Bahrain and sent his friends an E-mail. It said he was going to get married and that he wouldn’t be seeing them for awhile. The CIA, who had been monitoring their E-mails, understood this to be a coded message: the cell was about to launch a suicide attack on the US Fifth Fleet.

JOHN MOLLOY, DEFENCE LAWYER, LACKAWANNA TRIAL:
The FBI, the government, took that phrase to mean something sinister. They believed that the word ”wedding” was a code. They believed that the phrase ”not seeing you anymore” indicated that Muktar al-Bakri was a suicide bomber. The reality is that Mr al-Bakri was in Bahrain to get married and the reality of him getting married was that he wouldn’t be around his friends anymore.

[CUT TO NEWS FOOTAGE OF POLICE]

[CUT TO US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT]

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL:
Good afternoon. In the past 24 hours, United States law enforcement has identified and disrupted an Al Qaeda-trained terrorist cell on American soil.

VOICE OVER:
The arrests were announced proudly by Washington as another sleeper cell plotting an attack. But it soon became clear that there was no evidence for this at all, other than the E-mail.

COLE:
And the best the government can point to as a sleeper cell are these, you know, young men in Lackawanna, in New York, who, yes, went to Afghanistan, trained in an Al Qaeda training camp, but to all appearances had no intention to ever take any action on the basis of that. One of them faked an injury to try to get out early. They came back to the United States. We had them under intensive surveillance and we found no evidence — not one shred of evidence — that they ever planned or intended to engage in any kind of criminal, much less terrorist, act. That’s the best they can show for a sleeper cell.

VOICE OVER:
Faced with the fact that there was no evidence, the government quietly dropped any charges of their being a terrorist cell. Instead, they were prosecuted simply for having gone to the training camp, and for having bought uniforms there. And all the other cases were even flimsier: A group of students who supported the liberation of Kashmir were found paint-balling in the woods of Virginia. They were convicted of training to attack America. A group of African-Americans from Oregon tried to go to Afghanistan to support the Taliban but got lost in China. All these groups, the government said, were part of a hidden and terrifying Al Qaeda network.

SWOR:
The government had a legitimate concern at the beginning, but they let that concern, and they took it, and they made it a panic. They had reasonable questions and took them and made a complete fantasy out of them. They started out with a conclusion and then filled in all the blanks to the questions. So this was totally driven by the need — or the desire — to have terrorists. You build this conclusion based on this assumption, and this assumption, and this assumption, and, sure, if you go — if you build assumptions upon assumptions, you can go anywhere!

INTERVIEWER:
It’s a work of imagination.

SWOR:
It is. It’s a fantasy, and it’s a fantasy that it was politically expedient to sell.

[CUT TO PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE]

GEORGE W BUSH:
And make no mistake about it: we got a war here just like we got a war abroad.

[CUT TO BRITAIN: GOLF COURSES ; INTERIOR, DOWNING STREET: DAVID BLUNKETT]

VOICE OVER:
In Britain, too, the government and most of the media have created the overwhelming impression that there is a hidden network of Al Qaeda sleeper cells waiting to attack.

[CUT TO POLICE OFFICERS AT CRIME SCENE]

VOICE OVER:
But, yet again, there is very little evidence for this. Of the 664 people arrested under the Terrorism Act since September the 11th, none of them have been convicted of belonging to Al Qaeda. Only 3 people have so far been convicted of having any association with any Islamist groups, and none of those convictions were for being involved in a terror plot; they were for fundraising, or posessing Islamist literature. The majority of people convicted under the Terrorism Act since September the 11th have actually been members of Irish terrorist groups like the UVF or the Real IRA. And many of the arrests that were dramatically announced as being part of a hidden Al Qaeda network were, in reality, as absurd as the cases in America. For example, the London police swooped on a Mr Zain ul-Abedin who they said was running an international network for terrorist training. It turned out to be a self-defence course for bodyguards. He called it ”Ultimate Jihad Challenge.” His only client was a security guard from a supermarket, who wanted to learn how to defend himself against shoplifters. Mr Zain ul-Abedin was cleared of all charges. Then there was the Hogmanay terror cell who, it was alleged, were planning to attack Edinburgh. All charges against them were quietly dropped when it was revealed that a key part of the evidence, a map that showed the targets they were going to attack, turned out to have been left in their flat by an Australian backpacker who had ringed the tourist sites he wanted to see. And even the most frightening and high profile of the plots uncovered turned out to be without foundation. No one was ever arrested for planning gas attacks on the London tubes; it was a fantasy that swept through the media. Just as in America, there is no evidence yet of the terrifying and sinister network lurking under the surface of our society which both government and the media continually tell us is there.

[CUT TO MEETING ROOM]

INTERVIEWER:
So there was no network.

BILL DURODIE, DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SECURITY ANALYSIS, KINGS COLLEGE:

No.

INTERVIEWER:
Never.

DURODIE:
Probably not.

INTERVIEWER:

We invented it.

BILL DURODIE:
”Invention” is too string a term. I think we projected it — um, we projected our own worst fears, and that what we see is a fantasy that’s been created.

[CUT TO BBC NEWS INTERVIEW]

GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN:
Al Qaeda is a global network with global reach.

[CUT TO BBC NEWS READER]

READER:
The target, a deadly web of terror.

[CUT TO BILL DURODIE IN MEETING ROOM]

DURODIE:
I’m not saying that an atrocity might not happen on the British mainland. What I am saying is that we have an exaggerated perception of the possibility of terrorism that is quite disabling, and we only need to look at the evidence to understand that the figures simply don’t bear out the way that we have responded as a society.

[CUT TO LONDON SKYLINE, WESTMINSTER, ETC .]

VOICE OVER:
What the British and American governments have done is both distort and exaggerate the real nature of the threat. There are dangerous and fanatical groups around the world who’ve been inspired by the extreme Islamist theories, and they are prepared to use the techniques of mass terror on civilians. The bombings in Madrid showed this only too clearly. But this is not a new phenomenon. What is new is the way the American and other governments have transformed this complex and disparate threat into a simplistic fantasy of an organised web of uniquely powerful terrorists who may strike anywhere and at any moment. But no one questioned this fantasy because, increasingly, it was serving the interests of so many people. For the press, television, and hundreds of terrorism experts, the fact that it seemed so like fiction made it irresistible to their audiences. And the Islamists, too, began to realise that by feeding this media fantasy they could become a powerful organisation — if only in people’s imaginations.

The prime mover in this was one of bin Laden’s associates, who had been captured by the Americans. He was called Abu Zubaydah. He began to tell his interrogators of terrifying plots that Al Qaeda was preparing, some of which, he said, they had copied from Hollywood movies like Godzilla, which they had watched in Afghanistan.

[CUT TO INTERIOR, BRIEFING ROOM]

DR JOHN PRADOS, NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE, WASHINGTON DC:
Zubaydah told the interrogators a set of stories based on what he thought would alarm us. He told us, for example — coming out of a movie that had been recent at that time, Godzilla, in which the Brooklyn Bridge was destroyed by the monster — he told us that Al Qaeda was interested in destroying the Brooklyn Bridge. He told us of attacks on mass transit sources like subway trains. He told us there were intentions of attacking apartment buildings and shopping centers, the Statue of Liberty, all manner of things.

[EXCERPT, GODZILLA: MONSTER RISING OVER BROOKLYN BRIDGE]

[CUT TO PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, WASHINGTON, D.C.]

JOHN ASHCROFT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES:
Recent intelligence reports suggest that Al Qaeda leaders have emphasised planning for attacks on apartment buildings, hotels, and other soft or lightly-secured targets in the United States.

[CUT TO ANOTHER PRESS CONFERENCE]

ASHCROFT:
Terrorists are considering physical attacks against US financial institutions.

[EXCERPT, GODZILLA: MONSTER RAMPAGING THROUGH STREETS, CRUSHING CARS]

VOICE OVER:
And Abu Zubaydah also told his interrogators of a terrifying new weapon the Islamists intended to use: an explosive device that could spray radiation through cities, the ”dirty bomb.”

[EXCERPT, CBS EVENING NEWS]

DAN RATHER:
First, a CBS News exclusive about a captured Al Qaeda leader who says his fellow terrorists have the know-how to build a very dangerous weapon and get it to the United States.

VOICE OVER:
And the media took the bait. They portrayed the dirty bomb as an extraordinary weapon that would kill thousands of people, and, in the process, they made the hidden enemy even more terrifying. But, in reality, the threat of a dirty bomb is yet another illusion. Its aim is to spread radioactive material through a conventional explosion, but almost all studies of such a possible weapon have concluded that the radiation spread in this way would not kill anybody because the radioactive material would be so dispersed, and, providing the area was cleaned promptly, the long-term effects would be negligible. In the past, both the American army and the Iraqi military tested such devices and both concluded that they were completely ineffectual weapons for this very reason.

[CUT TO INTERIOR, LIVING ROOM]

INTERVIEWER:
How dangerous would a dirty bomb be?

DR THEODORE ROCKWELL, NUCLEAR SCIENTIST AND RADIATION RISK EXPERT:
The deaths would be few, if any, and the answer is, probably none.

INTERVIEWER:

Really?

ROCKWELL:
Yes. And that’s been said over and over again, but then people immediately say after that, ”But, you know, people won’t believe that, and they’ll panic.” And then all the people working on this project, you know, the defence and so forth, breathe a big sigh of relief because they got their problem back: you know, we’re gonna all panic. I don’t think it would kill anybody and I think you’ll have trouble finding a serious report that would claim otherwise. The Department of Energy actually set up such a test and they actually measured what happened. And they — they — the measurements were extremely low. They calculated that the most exposed individual would get a fairly high dose — not life-threatening, but fairly high — and I checked into how the calculation was done, and they assume that after the attack, no one moves for one year. One year. Now, that’s ridiculous.

[CUT TO ANOTHER INTERIOR, LIVING ROOM]

LEWIS Z KOCH, BULLETIN OF ATOMIC SCIENTISTS:
The dirty bomb — the danger from radioactivity is basically next to nothing. The danger from panic, however, is horrendous. That’s where the irony comes. This — instead of the government saying, ”Look, this is not a serious weapon; the serious danger of this is the panic that would ensue, and there is no reason for panic. Don’t panic.”

[CUT TO VIEW OF ATOMIC BOMB EXPLODING, DESTROYING TEST HOUSES AND OBJECTS]

BRITISH NARRATOR:
Ladies and gentlemen, this is not the end of our show; however, something very much like this could happen at any moment. We just thought we ought to prepare you and more or less put you in the mood. Thank you.

And now, back to our story.

[CUT, CITY SKYLINE]

VOICE OVER:
The scale of this fantasy just kept growing as more and more groups realised the power it gave them — above all, the group that had been instrumental in first spreading the idea: the neoconservatives. Because they now found that they could use it to help them realise their vision: that America had a special destiny to overcome evil in the world, and this epic mission would give meaning and purpose to the American people.

[CUT, INTERIOR, ROOM IN IRAQ, SADDAM HUSSEIN AND OFFICERS]

VOICE OVER:
To do this, they were going to start with Iraq, and, just as they had discovered a hidden reality of terror beneath the surface in America, they now found hidden links that previously no one had suspected between the Al Qaeda network and Saddam Hussein.

[CUT, SPEAKER’S DAIS, UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES]

GEORGE W BUSH:
Evidence from intelligence sources, secret communications, and statements by people now in custody reveal that Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists, including members of Al Qaeda. Imagine those 19 hijackers with other weapons and other plans, this time armed by Saddam Hussein.

[CUT, OFFICE INTERIOR]

RICHARD PERLE, CHAIRMAN, PENTAGON DEFENSE POLICY BOARD, 2001-2003:
I continue to be amazed at the people who say there are no links. It simply isn’t true. What hasn’t been established is a direct link between Saddam’s intelligence and the 9/11 plotters, although even there there is evidence that suggests, very possibly, facilitation and assistance to the 9/11 hijackers.

INTERVIEWER:

There really is evidence?

PERLE:
There really is evidence.

INTERVIEWER:
So, when people say there is no association between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, they’re wrong.

RICHARD PERLE:

They’re flatly wrong.

INTERVIEWER:
Really?

RICHARD PERLE:
Absolutely wrong.

[CUT, INTERIOR, AL-JAZEERA STUDIOS ; ARABIC VOICES IN BACKGROUND]

[SUBTITLE: THE BOMBING HAS STARTED]

[VIEW OF TELEVISION MONITORS DISPLAYING ATTACK ON BAGHDAD ; CUT TO REACTION OF NEWSROOM STAFF]

VOICE OVER:
The driving force behind these new global policies in the war on terror was the power of a dark fantasy: a sinister web of hidden and interlinked threats that stretched around the world. And such was the power of that fantasy that it also began to transform the very nature of politics because, increasingly, politicians were discovering that their ability to imagine the future and the terrible dangers it held gave them a new and heroic role in the world.

[CUT TO SCENE OF FUTURISTIC ROADWAY AND COUPLE DRIVING IN FUTURE CAR]

VOICE OVER:
In the post-War years, politicians had also used their imaginations, but to project optimistic visions of a better future that they could create for their people, and it was these visions that gave them power and authority.

[CUT, INTERIOR, DOWNING STREET: ANGLE ON TONY BLAIR]

VOICE OVER:
But those dreams collapsed, and politicians like Tony Blair became more like managers of public life, their policies determined often by focus groups. But now, the war on terror allowed politicians like Blair to portray a new, grand vision of the future. But this vision was a dark one of imagined threats, and a new force began to drive politics: the fear of an imagined future.

[CUT, INTERIOR, TONY BLAIR ADDRESSING AUDIENCE]

TONY BLAIR:
Not a conventional fear about a conventional threat, but the fear that one day these new threats of weapons of mass destruction, rogue states, and international terrorism combine to deliver a catastrophe to our world. And then the shame of knowing that I saw that threat, day after day, and did nothing to stop it.

[CUT, ANOTHER ADDRESS]

BLAIR:
It may not erupt and engulf us this month or next, perhaps not even this year or next …

[CUT, CLOSE-UP ON TONY BLAIR, SPEAKING TO INTERVIEWER BEFORE STUDIO AUDIENCE]

BLAIR:
I just think these — these dangers are there, I think that it’s difficult sometimes for people to see how they all come together — I think that it’s my duty to tell it to you if I really believe it, and I do really believe it. I may be wrong in believing it, but I do believe it.

[CUT, EXTERIOR, MOONLIT, DARK CITY SKYLINE]

VOICE OVER:
What Blair argued was that faced by the new threat of a global terror network, the politician’s role was now to look into the future and imagine the worst that might happen and then act ahead of time to prevent it. In doing this, Blair was embracing an idea that had actually been developed by the Green movement: it was called the ”precautionary principle.” Back in the 1980s, thinkers within the ecology movement believed the world was being threatened by global warming, but at the time there was little scientific evidence to prove this. So they put forward the radical idea that governments had a higher duty: they couldn’t wait for the evidence, because by then it would be too late; they had to act imaginatively, on intuition, in order to save the world from a looming catastrophe.

[CUT, INTERIOR, MEETING ROOM]

DURODIE:
In essence, the precautionary principle says that not having the evidence that something might be a problem is not a reason for not taking action as if it were a problem. That’s a very famous triple-negative phrase that effectively says that action without evidence is justified. It requires imagining what the worst might be and applying that imagination upon the worst evidence that currently exists.

[CUT, INTERIOR, HALL ; ANGLE ON TONY BLAIR ADDRESSING STATE FUNCTION]

BLAIR:
Would Al Qaeda buy weapons of mass destruction if they could? Certainly. Does it have the financial resources? Probably. Would it use such weapons? Definitely.

[CUT, INTERIOR, MEETING ROOM]

DURODIE:
But once you start imagining what could happen, then — then there’s no limit. What if they had access to it? What if they could effectively deploy it? What if we weren’t prepared? What it is is a shift from the scientific, ”what is” evidence-based decision making to this speculative, imaginary, ”what if”-based, worst case scenario.

[CUT, EXTERIOR, CAMP X-RAY, Guant{{225}}namo Bay, Cuba]

VOICE OVER:
And it was this principle that now began to shape government policy in the war on terror. In both America and Britain, individuals were detained in high-security prisons, not for any crimes they had committed, but because the politicians believed — or imagined — that they might commit an atrocity in the future, even though there was no evidence they intended to do this. The American attorney general explained this shift to what he called the ”paradigm of prevention.”

[CUT, INTERIOR, HEARING ROOM, UNITED STATES CONGRESS]

ASHCROFT:
We had to make a shift in the way we thought about things, so being reactive, waiting for a crime to be committed, or waiting for there to be evidence of the commission of a crime didn’t seem to us to be an appropriate way to protect the American people.

[CUT, INTERIOR, OFFICE]

DAVID COLE:
Under the preventive paradigm, instead of holding people accountable for what you can prove that they have done in the past, you lock them up based on what you think or speculate they might do in the future. And how — how can a person who’s locked up based on what you think they might do in the future disprove your speculation? It’s impossible, and so what ends up happening is the government short-circuits all the processes that are designed to distinguish the innocent from the guilty because they simply don’t fit this mode of locking people up for what they might do in the future.

VOICE OVER:
The supporters of the precautionary principle argue that this loss of rights is the price that society has to pay when faced by the unique and terrifying threat of the Al Qaeda network. But, as this series has shown, the idea of a hidden, organised web of terror is largely a fantasy, and by embracing the precautionary principle, the politicians have become trapped in a vicious circle: they imagine the worst about an organisation that doesn’t even exist. But no one questions this because the very basis of the precautionary principle is to imagine the worst without supporting evidence, and, instead, those with the darkest imaginations become the most influential.

[CUT, INTERIOR, RESTAURANT]

DAVID JOHNSTON, INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST, NEW YORK TIMES:
You’ll hear about meetings where terrorist matters are discussed in the intelligence community, and always the person with the most dire assessment, the person with the — who has the, kind of, the strongest sense that something should be done will frequently carry the day at meetings. We thus believe the most dire estimate of what could happen here. The sense of disbelief has vanished.

INTERVIEWER:
So the person with the most vivid imagination becomes the most powerful.

JOHNSTON:
In a sense, that’s correct.

[CUT, INTERIOR, FBI OFFICE]

FBI OFFICIAL:

We knew that Al Qaeda’s tentacles were beginning to become far-reaching.

[CUT, INTERIOR, BRITISH MEETING ROOM]

BRITISH OFFICIAL:
There will be an attack. It is ”when” within the United Kingdom; I think the ”if” is academic.

[CUT, TONY BLAIR AT PODIUM, ADDRESSING AUDIENCE]

BLAIR:

It is only a matter of time, and its potential is huge.

[EXCERPT, GODZILLA: WALL OF WATER SLAMS INTO CITY]

[CUT, INTERIOR, RESTAURANT]

JOHNSTON:
How will we ever know when it’s over? How will we ever know when the threat is gone? In the mindset we are now in, once we declare it to be over will be exactly the time that we believe that they will strike.

[CUT, BRITISH NEWSSTAND]

NEWS VENDOR:
You know, uh, it’s just — it’s the way we live today. We’re living on a knife edge.

[CUT, AERIAL VIEW OF LONDON, FOLLOWED BY SCENES OF DISASTERS, ETC]

VOICE OVER:
This story began over 30 years ago as the dream that politics could create a better world began to fall apart. Out of that collapse came two groups: the Islamists and the neoconservatives. Looking back, we can now see that these groups were the last political idealists who, in an age of growing disillusion, tried to reassert the inspirational power of political visions that would give meaning to people’s lives.

[CUT, VIEW OF ARABIC CROWD]

[SUBTITLES OVER CROWD SCENES: We will fight for an Islamic state, we will die for it.]

[CUT, PAUL WOLFOWITZ ENTERING PRESS BRIEFING ROOM]

VOICE OVER:
But both have failed in their attempts to transform the world and, instead, together they have created today’s strange fantasy of fear which politicians have seized on. Because in an age when all the grand ideas have lost credibility, fear of a phantom enemy is all the politicians have left to maintain their power.

[CUT, INTERIOR, HALL, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION]

BUSH:
And we have seen Americans in uniform storming mountain strongholds and charging through sandstorms. We have fought the terrorists across the earth because the lives of our citizens are at stake. And America and the world are safer.

[CUT, INTERIOR, HALL, DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION]

JOHN KERRY, UNITED STATES SENATOR AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
The stakes are high. We are a nation at war, a global war on terror against unlike we’ve ever known before….

[CUT, RNC]

BUSH:
Faced with that choice I will defend America every time.

[CUT, ANGLE ON CHEERING CROWDS OF REPUBLICANS]

[CUT, INTERIOR, MEETING ROOM]

DURODIE:

In a society that believes in nothing, fear becomes the only agenda. Whilst the 20th century was dominated between a conflict between a free-market Right and a socialist Left, even though both of those outlooks had their limitations and their problems, at least they believed in something, whereas what we are seeing now is a society that believes in nothing. And a society that believes in nothing is particularly frightened by people who believe in anything, and, therefore, we label those people as fundamentalists or fanatics, and they have much greater purchase in terms of the fear that they instill in society than they truly deserve. But that’s a measure of how much we have become isolated and atomised rather than of their inherent strength.

[CUT, EXTERIOR DOWNING STREET, TONY BLAIR WALKING TOWARD DOOR]

VOICE OVER:
But the fear will not last, and just as the dreams that politicians once promised turned out to be illusions, so, too, will the nightmares, and then our politicians will have to face the fact that they have no visions, either good or bad, to offer us any longer.

[END CREDITS]

source:
http://marc.perkel.com/archives/000753.html

Transcripts are available in various places including here:
http://disruptive.org.uk/20050129.power-nightmares/

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Al-Qaeda, the Eternal Covert Operation: British “Terror” Incident latest Product of “War on Terror” Propaganda

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 6, 2007

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=== News Update ===

Al-Qaeda, the Eternal Covert Operation: British “Terror” Incident latest Product of “War on Terror” Propaganda

Larry Chin, Globalresearch.ca

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July 5, 2007

It is a well-established and deliberately unaddressed historical fact that the CIA created “radical Islam” and Islamic “terrorism” during the Cold War. It is also a documented fact that the US, its allies, and their intelligence agencies (CIA, Pakistan’s ISI, Britain’s MI-6, etc.) have — from the 1970s to the present day — continued to use and guide terrorist groups, including “Al-Qaeda,” as intelligence and propaganda assets. “Islamic terrorism” is a manufactured weapon of Western geostrategy, serving Anglo-American interests.

Planned covert operations and false flag operations using “terrorists” in direct and indirect military-intelligence roles are of imperial design. Such operations (exemplified by 9/11), and their predictable propaganda results (“the war on terrorism”) are now routine events.

Official “war on terrorism” disinformation is repeated ad nauseum, accepted as fact by the mass populace, and used as the justification for ever-expanding Anglo-American war and ever-deepening criminality. Virtually no attention is paid to the Anglo-American support and management of “Al-Qaeda” and other “terror” groups. Little or no attention is devoted to the criminally fabricated nature of modern “terrorism” or the fact that every major “terrorism” event in recent times has been a US or US-allied covert operation, followed by political manipulation and cover-up.

September 11 was a false flag operation. The Mumbai transit bomb attack was a covert operation carried out by terror cells directly connected to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, the ISI (a virtual branch of the American CIA), and the same (alleged “Al-Qaeda”) apparatus. The London 7/7 attack was the work of

British intelligence, as well as Pakistan’s ISI. Previously foiled London terror incidents pin the responsibility on “homegrown” terrorists with ties to Pakistan and “Al-Qaeda,” and London 7/7 .

While new details continue to emerge, the botched July 30, 2007, Glasgow Airport and June 28, 2007, London nightclub incendiary attacks bear a marked resemblance to every other post-9/11 “terrorism” false flag operation.

The political choreography of the Glasgow/London incident

Regardless of the actual case evidence to come, what is clear and obvious is the propaganda and political effect that has already been achieved by the aggressive Anglo-American response to the events (violence that may have involved their own intelligence agencies and proxies).

Even before the fires at Glasgow Airport were put out, official accounts and worldwide media reports had already forcefully declared the event to be the work of “Al-Qaeda” and “Islamic extremists.” The new British prime minister, Gordon Brown, quickly declared, “We are dealing, in general terms, with people who are associated with al Qaeda,” and immediately enacted a draconian “security” agenda in the UK. The Telegraph attributed the incident to an “unknown Al-Qaeda terrorist cell thought to be preparing to launch a series of Baghdad-style car bombings.”

An ABC account of the foiled London night club attacks suggests that there was foreknowledge (a typical aspect of all recent false flag events), and that warnings were issued by unnamed intelligence operatives weeks in advance, and that “Al Qaeda had targeted nightclubs and other soft targets” using cars laden with gasoline and propane cylinders. The ABC report concludes: “All of this comes just three weeks after what was described as an al-Qaeda graduation ceremony for suicide bombers at a training camp in Pakistan. A video obtained by ABC News shows commanders sending teams of 50 to 60 men to the United States, Canada, Germany and Great Britain.”

Another piece from the Telegraph suggests that the US was already involved in steering British authorities towards an “Al-Qaeda” conclusion. The article states: “reports from the US that the three men had been identified and known to be an associate of Dhiren Barot [a British Al-Qaeda detainee – LC], a suspected terrorist who had planned to set off bombs across London, were dismissed by government officials.”

While the worldwide propaganda and “war on terrorism” policy effect has been largely uniform and aggressive, as of this writing, the actual case details have been wildly inconsistent, speculative, and even contradictory. According to the official narrative, on June 30, 2007, according to British security officials, two men crashed a Jeep containing propane and gasoline into the main terminal of the Glasgow Airport in Scotland. This botched suicide car attack came in the wake of the foiled London nightclub attacks of June 28, 2007, an incident that authorities have attempted to link to Glasgow.

At least eight arrests have been made, including at least six medical workers: Bilal Abdullah (an Iraqi doctor), Mohammed Asha, a Jordanian physician (of Palestinian origin) and his wife, and Khalid Ahmed (a doctor and colleague of Abdullah’s), Mohammed Haneef (an Indian doctor). Foreign nationals from Iraq, Jordan, India and Saudi Arabia have been rounded up and arrested in connection with the case. Asha’s family insists that he is innocent. Friends, family and colleagues of many of the suspects are also expressing shock and doubt. Prime Minister Brown has begun a sweeping profiling operation of all Muslim medical personnel.

According to the July 4 Los Angeles Times, “officials have still not determined whether a foreign terrorist group sent them to Britain or if they were recruited here (London).” The same piece declares, “one of more of the detainees may have been radicalized and in touch with extremist networks before arriving, while others may have been radicalized only after establishing themselves in Britain.”

A July 3 article from the Los Angeles Times breathlessly speculates: “Although Islamic terror cells are often ethnically and sociologically diverse, the doctors’ background breaks with a pattern in a string of recent terror cases in England, including last year’s plot to bomb US-bound jets and the London transport bombings of 2005 . . . In contrast, the Middle Eastern angle could point at the Iraqi war theater, where a constellation of extremist networks operate — among them an al Qaeda offshoot dominated by foreign fighters.”

This coverage, like most Western media reporting, accepts official declarations without question, and strongly suggests the guilt of all suspects.

Of course, no mention is made regarding the key issue at the heart of every “terror” event, and at the heart of the entire post-9/11 world crisis: Anglo-American military-intelligence connections to “Al-Qaeda” and other “radical Islamic terror” groups.

Beneficiaries: Washington and London

What is clear and predictable is that the British incidents, like all post-9/11 “terror,” benefits the political agendas in Washington and London at a key moment, while undermining all political opposition to Anglo-American foreign and domestic policies:

    Bush-Cheney (and the equally complicit Democratic Party leadership) is provided another justification to ramp up the “war on terrorism,” and expand its intensifying world war and resource conquest, and step up of the pace of installing a police state within US borders. The Bush administration and its allies around the world have been planning a new 9/11 (blamed on “terrorists”) that could create both a justification and an opportunity to retaliate against selected targets. Britain’s incoming Gordon Brown government has been provided with a fresh London 7/7-9/11-style crisis around which it can now impose draconian police state measures upon the British people. Brown seamlessly inherits the “war on terrorism” agenda from war criminal and liar Tony Blair, and ups the ante. It is not clear if Brown’s ham-fisted actions are completely of his own design, to “appear tough” to his new constituents, or the result of pressure from Blair and Bush (who is “pleased” with Brown’s forceful response). A violent “wag the dog” distraction from ongoing US domestic political scandals, notably Bush’s commuting of the sentence of Scooter Libby in the CIA/Valerie Plame affair, benefits Bush-Cheney.

Spreading Al-Qaeda everywhere

The British incidents come in the wake of a crescendo of “Al-Qaeda”-related events all over the world. Bush-Cheney’s “Al-Qaeda terror” propaganda is at full pre-Iraq invasion fervor.

A recent news search demonstrates the fact that “Al-Qaeda” activity is mushrooming, in Egypt, Pakistan-Iran, Spain, Iraq, Yemen, Gaza/Palestine, Afghanistan, Lebanon, as well as within the United States and the UK.

Given the true nature of “Al-Qaeda” as Anglo-American assets, this is a clear signal that Anglo-American covert operations are intensifying — and that targets for the next round of Anglo-American wars are being lined up.

Al-Qaeda: eternal intelligence asset

The central issue of our time cannot be overemphasized: extensive historical (but ignored and covered-up) documentation establishes the fact that Al-Qaeda and Islamic “terrorism” are the creation as well as key instruments of Anglo-American military-intelligence, and Western geostrategy, managed and guided by the CIA, Pakistan’s ISI, Britain’s MI-6 and MI-5, etc.

No “terror” event, current or past, can be understood without a full inquiry against this context.

Books such as Michel Chossudovsky’s America’s “War on Terrorism” and Michael C. Ruppert’s Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the end of the Age of Oil exhaustively detail this milieu.

As written by Michel Chossudovsky in America’s “War on Terrorism”, while “Islamic terrorists” are featured by the Bush administration and its allies as eternal threats, and blamed for every terror event including and since 9/11, “these same Islamic organizations constitute a key instrument of U.S. military-intelligence operations” all over the world.

“According to the CIA,” writes Chossudovsky, “an ‘intelligence asset’ — as distinct from a bona fide ‘intelligence agent’ — need not be committed to the pursuit of U.S. interests. Rather, it is meant to act and/or behave in a way that serves U.S. foreign policy pursuits . . . Intelligence assets are invariably unaware of the precise functions and roles they are performing on behalf of the CIA on the geopolitical chessboard. In turn, for these covert operations to be ‘successful,’ the CIA will use various proxy and front organizations such as Pakistan’s extensive military intelligence apparatus (the ISI).”

A recently declassified French intelligence report details the extent to which “Al-Qaeda” and Osama bin Laden ran operations for the CIA. “Al-Qaeda” has also served multinational oil interests. Washington’s support and management of the “Militant Islamic Network”, including “Al-Qaeda,” has been continuous since the Carter administration, through the Bosnia/Kosovo/Macedonia NATO wars of the Clinton administration, and in full flower beginning with and since 9/11. “Al-Qaeda” as well as Al-Qaeda “foreign fighter hordes” propaganda is a key component of the Pentagon’s Iraq occupation and pacification program.

Also see: “Who is Osama bin Laden?” and “Al-Qaeda: the database”

As written by Mike Ruppert in Crossing the Rubicon, “Great Britain — one of the major players supporting the KLA in Kosovo — also maintained secret relationships with bin Laden and al Qaeda that served its interests.” Britain’s MI-6 funded and worked with Al-Qaeda to assassinate and overthrow Libya’s Muammar Qaddafy in 1996. Since 9/11, bin Laden was a guest of British intelligence, even as a wanted man. As noted by Ruppert, “a November 2002 UPI story by Arnaud de Borchgrave indicated not only that Pakistani ISI had helped Osama bin Laden escape from Afghanistan but also that the American government had deliberately paid little attention to offers from an Afghan warlord to pinpoint and capture the alleged mastermind of 9/11.”

The eternal cycle of real and manufactured murder and destruction since 9/11, from the false flag operations to the genocidal wars justified by “terrorism,” has escalated beyond the ability of criminal governments to control and manage. It is now difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish assets of planned government covert operations from “homegrown” resistance and opposition to Anglo-America policy.

The idea of “blowback,” the notion that terrorist assets have turned on their sponsors, is, however, bogus: Western intelligence has not severed its ties to “terrorists.” The true “root cause” of “Islamic terrorism” remains Western manipulation and political guidance of “terror.”

Al-Qaeda propaganda

As pointed out by Michel Chossudovsky in “The Anglo-American War of Terror: An Overview”, the continuing US-led “war on terrorism” agenda rests squarely upon the perpetuation of the “Al-Qaeda” deception and the 9/11 lie, the perpetual threat of a fabricated outside enemy.

“Terrorism,” from violent attacks against civilians to bogus “resistance movements” (made up of sponsored “Islamic terrorists”) to pervasive propaganda and disinformation, undermines public support for all political opposition to Anglo-American foreign policy, and creates divisions within antiwar and peace movements.

More importantly, absolute control of mass populations is made possible by fear. Based on Pavlovian reactions to every new “terror” incident, the fear of “terrorists” and bone-deep racism inspired by Bush-Cheney’s manufactured 9/11 false flag operation remain tragically potent.

The imperial hand behind “radicalism”

Who or what is truly behind “Islamic terrorism” and “terror” catastrophes? Who or what created it, and funds, manages, nurtures and wields “terror”? Whose geostrategic interests have been exclusively served by “terror”? Whose political goals have been permanently destroyed? Cui bono? The answers lead directly t0 the highest levels in Washington, London, Tel Aviv, Islamabad, etc.

“Islamic terrorism” is a covert operation and a geostrategy. “Al-Qaeda” is a military-intelligence asset and a leading brand of war propaganda.

source:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=6223

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Al-Qaeda In Iraq Bush’s Creation

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 6, 2007

bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Al-Qaeda In Iraq Bush’s Creation


By Bill Gallagher

07/05/07 “Niagara Falls Reporter” — — DETROIT — President George W. Bush’s political capital is about as low as it can go, with only dead-end Bushists clinging to his failed regime. The erosion of support, however, can actually make the madman even more isolated from reality, arrogant and impetuous.

The final 18 months of his presidency will be an increasingly dangerous time for the world. Bush is wrapping himself in his messianic blanket, still bound to convince the infidels at home and abroad that he is a gifted visionary who can reshape the Middle East.

Vice President Dick Cheney makes Dr. Strangelove seem like Gandhi. Cheney operates above the Congress, the Constitution, the law and human decency — at times, above the presidency. He does as he pleases and is answerable to no one.

Bush is not nearly clever enough to sort through or keep up with Cheney’s Machiavellian machinations. The president is so lazy and incurious, he’s more than willing to let Cheney do his dirty work. Whether it is approving torture, illegal wiretapping, concentration camps and kidnappings, or coddling corporate polluters, Cheney is ready to nod OK.

The poll numbers are encouraging, as Americans see through the lies and conclude — tragically, too late — what a mess we are in. The percentage of Americans who believe the war in Iraq was a mistake is at an all-time high, as is the percentage of those who say continued U.S. military action there is not morally justified.

A CBS/New York Times poll shows 23 percent of Americans believe the war is going well, 76 percent say the war is going “badly.” The critical question politicians carefully watch: “Do you believe the country is heading in the right direction?” The nation is on the wrong track, according to 72 percent of respondents. That’s the highest number since the poll started asking that question in 1983.

The numbers show people are generally gaining a better understanding of the disastrous course our nation is on and the serial failures of the Bush administration. There are exceptions, which seem baffling at first but find explanation in the administration’s talking points — invariably lies and distortions — dutifully echoed in the mainstream media.

A “Newsweek” magazine poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International posed the question, “Do you think Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq was directly involved in planning, financing, or carrying out the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001?”

A staggering 41 percent answered yes. That’s actually a 5 percentage point increase over the same question asked in 2004. It’s hard to image that 4 out of 10 Americans could be that uninformed or flat-out stupid. Another poll shows 3 out of 10 Americans still approve of Bush’s job performance and his handling of the war in Iraq.

The growth in the number of sorry souls buying the Saddam-Sept. 11 lie may be the result of the word games the White House and Pentagon use to sell the failed surge and the futile occupation of Iraq.

When people hear “al-Qaeda,” it’s natural that they think of Osama bin Laden and the Sept. 11 attacks. The insurgency, sectarian violence and opposition to the U.S. occupation in Iraq are not about fighting al-Qaeda, but that’s how Bush’s fiasco there is being branded.

McClatchy Newspapers’ Baghdad correspondent Mike Drummond exposed the sinister rhetorical shift, noting in a recent report, “U.S. forces continue to battle Shiite militia in the south, as well as Shiite militia and Sunni insurgents in Baghdad. Yet America’s most wanted enemy at the moment is Sunni al-Qaeda in Iraq. The Bush administration’s recent shift toward calling the enemy in Iraq ‘al-Qaeda’ rather than an insurgency may reflect the difficulty in maintaining support for the war at home more than it does the nature of the enemy in Iraq.”

In a major speech at the National War College last week, Bush mentioned al-Qaeda 27 times. McClatchy’s Jonathan Landley reports, “Bush called al-Qaeda in Iraq the perpetrator of the worst violence racking that country and said it was the same group that carried out the 9/11 attacks.”

Pure crap. Al-Qaeda has become a generic name, in many cases a self-proclaimed label for foes of the U.S. invasion. Since some of the Iraqi Sunnis started calling themselves “al-Qaeda in Iraq” or “al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia,” the Bush propaganda ministry saw an opportunity to conflate the invasion of Iraq with the Sept. 11 attacks.

Bush went on to claim, “Al-Qaeda is the main enemy for Shia, Sunni and Kurds alike. Al-Qaeda is responsible for the most sensational killings in Iraq. They’re responsible for the sensational killings on U.S. soil.” Those are demonstrable lies. Bush hardly mentioned sectarian violence. U.S. military intelligence even disputes Bush’s wild claims. All of this is intentional and meant to deceive and distort.

The Iraq Study Group and intelligence estimates placed the number of Iraqi insurgent forces at approximately 20,000 combatants. At most, 5 percent of that number are foreigners fighting in Iraq, nearly all going there in response to the U.S. invasion. Some are Iranians supporting Shiites; others Sunnis from Syria and Saudi Arabia supporting Iraqi Sunnis. Nearly all come from nations with strategic interests in the region and want to help their ethnic or religious comrades.

The lightning rod for these expeditionary forces is the presence of U.S. forces in the heart of Islam. Bin Laden, hiding in the mountains of northern Pakistan, just sits back and relaxes, enjoying the bloody spectacle and the gift to radical Islam Bush brought him.

The true ties involving Iraq, deadly chemical weapons and the United States rarely get a mention. Saddam’s allies in killings tens of thousands of Kurds included Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates and others. Reagan as president, Bush as vice president, Rumsfeld as special envoy to the Middle East and Gates as a senior CIA officer all provided help and support for Saddam’s murderous assaults on his own people.

The Iraqi Special Tribunal has sentenced Saddam’s cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid to death. Known as “Chemical Ali,” he was the point-man in using chemical weapons first on Iranian troops during the Iraq-Iran war, and then later on Iraqi Kurds supporting the Iranians.

On the Smirking Chimp Web site, Barry Lando described how, when Ali’s sentence was read on June 24, “all the key players in the media were there to capture the dramatic courtroom scene. What none of the reporters mentioned, however, was that when Saddam and Chemical Ali and the rest of the Saddam killers were doing their worst, the U.S. governments of Ronald Reagan and later George Bush Senior were their de facto allies, providing them with vital satellite intelligence, weapons and financing, while shielding them from U.N. investigations or efforts by the U.S. Congress to impose trade sanctions for their depredations.”

Robert Parry, who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for AP, wrote, “Hussein’s silence was golden for the international arms dealers who supplied his regime and the foreign officials who facilitated the shipments.” So when the “brutal dictator” — as George W. liked to call him — was sent to the gallows, Bush the Elder, Rumsfeld and Gates “were among those who could breathe a little easier after the hangman’s noose had choked the life out of Hussein,” Parry concluded.

Bin Laden never had any kind of relationship with Saddam, but many intimates of our president did. So far, they have been able to choke the life out of that truth.

Bill Gallagher, a Peabody Award winner, is a former Niagara Falls city councilman who now covers Detroit for Fox2 News. His e-mail address is gallaghernewsman@sbcglobal.net

source:
http://niagarafallsreporter.com/gallagher321.html

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Iraq deployment linked to oil: Nelson Australia Defence Minister

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 6, 2007

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=== News Update ===

Iraq deployment linked to oil: Nelson


By ABC News

Australia

07/05/07″ ABC” — — Defence Minister Brendan Nelson says securing the world’s oil supply is one of the Federal Government’s considerations as it decides how long to keep troops in Iraq.

The statement has prompted Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd to accuse Prime Minister John Howard of “making it up as he goes along” on Iraq.

The Government released its update on national defence policy this morning, warning of the ongoing threat from terrorism and continuing problems with fragile states in our region.

Speaking ahead of the release, Dr Nelson confirmed the Government viewed Australia’s involvement in Iraq as partially driven by the need to secure oil supplies, although he said the main reason was to ensure that the humanitarian crisis did not worsen.

“The defence update we’re releasing today sets out many priorities for Australia’s defence and security – and resource security is one of them,” he said.

“Obviously the Middle East itself, not only Iraq, but the entire region is an important supplier of energy, oil in particular, to the rest of the world.”

Mr Rudd says the statement is a clear backflip on what the Howard Government said when the Iraq war started.

“Mr Howard makes it up as he goes along on Iraq,” he said.

“Mr Howard was asked back in 2003 whether this war had anything to do with oil. Mr Howard said in no way did this have anything to do with oil. This government simply makes it up as it goes along.”

Labor defence spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon joined the attack.

“The Government has now introduced security of oil supply as the fourth justification for our involvement in Iraq,” he said.

“What it demonstrates is that the Prime Minister has been fundamentally dishonest with the Australian people from the beginning.”

Extremist threat

The update warns that violent extremism will remain a threat around the world for at least a generation.

It says while Australia doesn’t face any direct conventional threat, the military should be prepared for a range of problems from operations in fragile neighbouring countries to humanitarian relief.

The review says the stakes are high in Iraq and Afghanistan and Australia needs to fight terrorism at its source, rather than waiting for it to reach Australian shores.

Dr Nelson says that when it comes to Iraq, Australia needs to support its allies, stop Al Qaeda securing a foothold, and secure oil supplies.

“There are many countries, including developing countries which rely substantially on energy supplies from the Middle East,” he said.

Dr Nelson says it is Australia’s interest to leave Iraq in a sustainable security position when troops are eventually withdrawn.

“It’s the conditions on the ground that will determine how long we stay in Iraq, not the political conditions in Australia.”

Dr Nelson leaves today for an official visit to Indonesia, China and India.

source:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/07/05/1970275.htm

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Posted by musliminsuffer on July 6, 2007

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In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 4 July 2007


Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007.


  • US locks down areas west of Baghdad after Resistance attacks cause puppet police to flee.
  • Resistance bomb rips through US Humvee in Abu Ghurayb Wednesday.
  • US admits one more American soldier killed in Baghdad Wednesday.
  • Witnesses say Resistance downed two US helicopters, not just one in Monday attack south of Baghdad.
  • Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq issues fatwa declaring US-backed draft Oil Law against Islamic law.
  • Imprisoned Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq ‘Aziz reportedly charged with “repressing religious parties.”
  • American air raid kills, wounds 17 civilians in village near al-Miqdadiyah Wednesday.
  • US admits another prisoner death in prison camp Bucca near al-Basrah.

Al-Anbar Province.
Al-Habbaniyah.

US locks down areas west of Baghdad after Resistance attacks cause puppet police to flee.

In a dispatch posted on its website Wednesday, Quds Press reported that US forces had imposed curfews on numerous areas to the west of Baghdad, including al-Khalidiyah (90km west of Baghdad); al-Habbaniyah (70km west of Baghdad); and in the al-‘Ankur area and the region around al-Habbaniyah lake.

Quds Press reported sources in the puppet police as saying that the Americans imposed the lock down on those areas after the puppet “al-Anbar Salvation Council” police had fled from its two police stations in the area amidst rumors that Resistance groups planned attacks there. The Resistance had already in fact made attacks on several puppet targets in the vicinity.

Captain Muhammad ‘Ayyadah of the puppet police said that the Americans surrounded and blockaded the areas and then began massive searches in them backed up by puppet army troops and under air cover from US helicopter gun ships.

Meanwhile, al-Habbaniyah General Hospital announced that nine beheaded bodies of puppet policemen had been found in the area of al-Habbaniyah – most likely the result of Resistance attacks on puppet police facilities.

Al-Hadithah.

Resistance ambushes puppet police patrol near al-Hadithah Wednesday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 1:09pm Baghdad time Wednesday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters ambushed a puppet police patrol in the al-Haqlaniyah area near al-Hadithah, about 280km northwest of Baghdad at 11:30am local time Wednesday morning.

The AMSI reported that the attack took place in the Industrial Zone to the west of al-Haqlaniyah and that the Resistance fighters first tossed hand grenades at the patrol and then opened fire with machine guns, wounding several of the puppet policemen.

On the arrival of reinforcements after the attack, the puppet police hastened to close off the area and began evacuating their casualties to the city hospital.

Al-Fallujah.

Bodies of two collaborator policemen found executed by Resistance.

In a dispatch posted at 1:09pm Baghdad time Wednesday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that Iraqi puppet police forces recovered the bodies of two puppet “al-Anbar Salvation Council” police in al-Fallujah, 60km west of Baghdad.

The AMSI reported that the Resistance executed the two puppet policemen after having arrested them in the as-Sajar area as they were heading home.

Abu Ghurayb.

Resistance bomb rips through US Humvee in Abu Ghurayb Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted on its website Wednesday, Quds Press reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a US patrol in the az-Zaytun neighborhood of Abu Ghurayb, 30km west of Baghdad on Wednesday.

A source in the puppet security forces told Quds Press that the bomb destroyed an American Humvee wounding the crewmen aboard it. Witnesses said that the blast had blown the leg off of one of the Americans. He was evacuated by the US troops to the nearby American base. Though the Americans had made no statements confirming or denying the attack local witnesses said that swarms of US helicopter gun ships prowled the skies above the scene after the attack.

Baghdad.

Resistance blasts “Green Zone” with mortars Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 11:27pm Baghdad time Wednesday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the Iraqi Resistance fired mortars into the top-security area around the Republican Palace in downtown Baghdad – the district dubbed the “Green Zone” by the Americans.

US admits one more American soldier killed in Baghdad Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 11:27pm Baghdad time Wednesday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the US had admitted that one more of its occupation troops had been killed in Iraq.

The AMSI reported the US communiqué as announcing that the soldier had been killed during combat operations in the southern part of Baghdad on Wednesday, 4 July.

Six people wounded in mysterious bombardments in Baghdad Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 11:27pm Baghdad time Wednesday night, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that mortar shells landed in the western Baghdad area of al-Mansur, in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad-Durah and in al-Baladiyat in eastern Baghdad on Wednesday afternoon.

The AMSI reported a source in the puppet police as saying that the bombardments – of unknown origin – had wounded six people.

Resistance car bomber blasts puppet police checkpoint in southwestern Baghdad midday Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 8:28pm Baghdad time Wednesday evening, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that an Iraqi Resistance fida’i fighter drove an explosives-laden car into a puppet police check point in the as-Sayyidiyah neighborhood of southwestern Baghdad at midday Wednesday.

The AMSI reported a source in the puppet security services as saying that the explosion killed at least two puppet policemen and wounded seven more, by preliminary count. No further details on the attack were available. Puppet “Iraqi Interior Ministry Shock Troops (Maghawir)” surrounded the area and two American helicopters were seen hovering around the area.

Witnesses say Resistance downed two US helicopters, not just one in Monday attack south of Baghdad.

In a dispatch posted at 12:31pm Baghdad time midday Wednesday, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that eyewitnesses in the ‘Arab Jabbur area to the south of Baghdad insist that the Iraqi Resistance shot down two US helicopters in their area on Monday, not just one as the Americans claimed.

The AMSI reported that on Monday, 2 July, US helicopters were attacking their area – which had been under American blockade for two weeks – with rockets and cluster bombs, killing and wounding many civilians.

The witnesses said that as the helicopter gun ships were blasting their homes, Resistance fighters fired a number of ground-launched missiles at the aircraft, bringing down two of them.

In a dispatch posted on its website Wednesday, Quds Press quoted residents of the ‘Arab Jabbur area as saying that US aircraft had been firing rockets at ‘Arab Jabbur and al-Bayjiyah and also hit it with cluster bombs. Afterwards, they said, Resistance men fired a number of surface-to-air rockets at the American aircraft, bringing two of them down.

The witnesses told Quds Press that they had no idea what happened to the American crews, however. The villagers said that as regards their own casualties who had been killed or wounded by the American attacks, those individuals were taken to one of the nearby American bases for medical treatment since no medical center was operating in the village area after two weeks of American blockade.

Imprisoned Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq ‘Aziz reportedly charged with “repressing religious parties.”

In a dispatch posted at 10:19am Makkah time Wednesday morning, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an “investigative judge” in the US-installed puppet government in Baghdad has charged Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq ‘Aziz – who has been in prison for 50 months without charge or trial – with the “crime” of “repressing religious parties” prior to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Mafkarat al-Islam reported Ziyad Tariq ‘Aziz, the son of the imprisoned Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister, as relating that according to one of his Iraqi lawyers, Tariq ‘Aziz has been interrogated dozens of times and called as a witness in the various show “trials” being staged by the US and the puppet regime. Now, however, for the first time the puppet regime has come up with some kind of charge to level at Tariq ‘Aziz himself.

Ziyad ‘Aziz reported that the puppet regime “judge” had told his father that there is a video tape of a session of the Revolution Command Council – the supreme leadership body of the Arab Baath Socialist Party – during the 1980s in which an official proposed an order that sermons in mosques be required to include phrases in support of Saddam Husayn, the President of the Iraq – something that at the time Shi‘i clerics opposed, though prayers for the leader of the country are common in the religious services across the Arab world.

According to Ziyad ‘Aziz the “judge” asked Tariq ‘Aziz why he had not objected to that suggestion, and Tariq ‘Aziz replied that he did not recall any such meeting and that anyway, as an Arab Christian, he did not go to mosques. He added that the responsibility would lie with all the ministers in the government and not only with one.

The lawyer, whose name was not disclosed for security reasons, told Ziyad ‘Aziz that the puppet “judge” also asked his father where the “weapons of mass destruction” that the US used as an excuse to invade Iraq had been hidden. Tariq ‘Aziz replied to that question with astonishment that it would be raised after 50 months of occupation.

Mafkarat al-Islam noted that both the US and Britain have now admitted that there were no “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq, it becoming clear that such claims were merely ruses to try to justify an invasion before their domestic audiences.

Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq issues fatwa declaring US-backed draft Oil Law against Islamic law.

In a dispatch posted at 5:59pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI), the highest Sunni Muslim religious authority in occupied Iraq, issued a fatwa (religious legal opinion) stating that Islamic law prohibited the government from agreeing to the draft “Oil Law” foisted on the puppet “Iraqi parliament” by the US occupation authorities in an effort to cover US plunder of Iraqi petroleum resources with a whitewash of “legality.”

Mafkarat al-Islam reported the AMSI as declaring that “voting by the members of the current parliament on this law under any pretext, let alone ratifying it,” is forbidden under Islamic law. The AMSI legal opinion declared that anyone who votes on the draft law “earns the wrath of God for the crime of collaborating with the enemy in the plunder of public funds,” stamping such a person with the mark of a “traitor to God, His Prophet, and the Muslims.”

The AMSI ruling said that the draft law “is one of the agreements concluded with the occupation that has been signed by politicians who rode in along with it, the aim of which is to siphon off the greatest of resources according to the evidence presented by Iraqi oil experts who confirmed that this law enables companies in the occupying countries to take control of and siphon off the resource.”

On Tuesday the US-installed “government” approved of the final draft of the bill and sent it to the puppet “parliament” for discussion in the near future prior to its adoption.

Salah ad-Din Province.
Bayji.

Resistance car bomb targets puppet policemen in Bayji.

In a dispatch posted at 3:40pm Makkah time Wednesday afternoon, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded by a patrol of puppet policemen in the town of Bayji, about 200km north of Baghdad.

Mafkarat al-Islam reported that the puppet police in the city had announced that the car bomb explosion killed five puppet policemen and wounded another 10 of them.

In a dispatch posted at 9:10pm Baghdad time Wednesday evening, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the blast had been the result of an explosives-laden truck and that three of the dead had been puppet policemen, according to claims made by sources in the puppet police, who added that seven more of them had been wounded in the attack, which took place at about 1pm local time Wednesday.

Tuz Khurmatu.

In a dispatch posted at 1:21pm Baghdad time Wednesday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that an Iraqi Resistance bomb exploded by a patrol of puppet army troops in Tuz Khurmatu, about 200km north of Baghdad at noon on Wednesday.

The AMSI reported a source in the Tikrit puppet police as saying that a bomb went off near the town of at-Tuz, about 90km to the northeast of Tikrit, disabling a Humvee that belonged to the puppet Iraqi army and killing one puppet soldier.

Diyala Province.
Al-Miqdadiyah.

American air raid kills, wounds 17 civilians in village near al-Miqdadiyah Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 1:55pm Baghdad time Wednesday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that US aircraft blasted a village to the northeast of al-Miqdadiyah at dawn on Wednesday.

The AMSI reported local residents as saying that American warplanes attacked the village of Shirwin at dawn, blasting residential homes and groves where the Americans claimed Resistance men were located.

Local residents said that the American air raid killed or wounded 17 civilians, including women and children, in addition to destroying several of the villagers’ homes.

Resistance blows up puppet policeman’s house in al-Miqdadiyah.

In a dispatch posted at 1:09pm Baghdad time Wednesday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that Iraqi Resistance men had planted explosives in the home of a member of the puppet police in al-Miqdadiyah, 85km northeast of Baghdad.

The AMSI reported a source in the al-Miqdadiyah puppet police as saying that the blast completely destroyed the house in an operation of a sort that has been carried out on many occasions as the Resistance targets collaborators serving the US occupation in the puppet security services.

Babil Province.
Al-Hillah.

US, puppet army headquarters bombarded in al-Hillah.

In a dispatch posted at 10:18am Baghdad time Wednesday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that three mortar shells were fired at US and puppet military headquarters in the city of al-Hillah, about 100km south of Baghdad, on Tuesday-Wednesday night.

The AMSI reported a source in the puppet army as saying that the first shell landed on the US forces’ headquarters in the city and that two other shells landed on the headquarters of puppet army units in al-Hillah, wounding two puppet soldiers and damaging several buildings inside the facilities.

At-Ta’mim Province.
Kirkuk.

Resistance fighters ambush, disarm puppet police patrol in Kirkuk early Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 11:50am Baghdad time Wednesday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a patrol of puppet police in the city of Kirkuk on Wednesday morning.

The AMSI reported a source in the puppet police as saying that Resistance men driving a late-model car attacked a puppet police patrol based in the al-‘Urubah Station near the intersection of the al-‘Urubah neighborhood and an-Nasr in Kirkuk at 5:45am local time Wednesday morning. The attack left one puppet policeman dead and three more wounded. The Resistance men also made off with the patrolmen’s PKS machine gun.

Wasit Province.
Al-Kut.

In a dispatch posted at 10:18am Baghdad time Wednesday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the US “Camp Delta,” located 4km west of al-Kut, about 150km southeast of Baghdad, was the target of a rocket and mortar barrage on Wednesday.

The AMSI reported that the Americans, in keeping with their practice of concealing information regarding the nature and extent of their casualties made it impossible to ascertain what the effects of the bombardment might have been. After the attack, US warplanes prowled the skies over al-Kut an the surrounding area at low altitude.

Al-Basrah Province.
Al-Basrah.

British bases in al-Basrah blasted Wednesday morning.

In a dispatch posted at 1:21pm Baghdad time Wednesday afternoon, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the British occupation authorities in the southern city of al-Basrah had reported that their facilities in the presidential palaces and at al-Basrah International Airport had come under “indirect fire” at dawn on Wednesday morning.

Umm Qasr.

US admits another prisoner death in prison camp Bucca near al-Basrah.

In a dispatch posted at 10:31am Baghdad time Wednesday morning, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq (AMSI) reported that the US military announced Tuesday that one of the prisoners that the Americans had been holding in prison camp Bucca in southern Iraq died at the beginning of the month of July.

The AMSI reported the American announcement as saying that the prisoner died in an intensive care room in the prison hospital in the presence of the doctor on duty on 1 July. The statement claimed that an effort was being made to determine the cause of the prisoner’s death.

About 19,000 people are currently being held in three prisons run by the Americans in occupied Iraq, where abuse, maltreatment, and torture are contributing to a decline in health conditions. The Tuesday announcement came just days after another US admission that other Iraqi prisoners detained in Camp Bucca had died.

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