In the Name of Old Glory and the Good O’l USA
By Reinier Kanis
THE TALIBAN, BIN LADEN, AFGHANISTAN,
9/11 and Oil ?
America had every opportunity to deal with Bin Laden and in fact chose to leave him rather than prosecute him under Muslim law. It is almost inconceivable that after all the American accusations against Bin Laden that they would not act to shut him down. Afghanistan held him in prison and gave America a total of 40 days to bring charges against him, yet American authorities chose not to. The question must remain, why did America not do so, did they have another plan?
Hashimi, in flawless English, added, “We also notified the United States we were putting bin Laden on trial last September for his alleged crimes and requested that relevant evidence be presented. The court sat for 30 days without any evidence being presented against him. It then extended its hearing for another 10 days to give the U.S. side time to act. But nothing materialized. Bin Laden, for his part, swore on the Koran he had nothing to do with those terrorist bombings and that he is not responsible for what others do who claim to know him. If others acted in his name, that does not make him the culprit. Moreover, the Koran forbids the taking of the lives of women, children and old people in strife, conflict and war.”
Omar said the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which the U.S. says bin Laden ordered, are “criminal acts and the perpetrators are criminals and should be so judged.”
Hashimi explained that the U.S. case against bin Laden was “based on a plea bargain, a concept unknown under Islamic law. Justice is black and white. Plea bargains pervert the very essence of justice.”
On Tuesday, a New York court sentenced one Saudi Arabian to life in prison in connection with the embassy bomb attacks: three more men — a Tanzanian, a U.S. citizen and a Jordanian — have also been found guilty and are awaiting sentencing. All claimed to have been acting on orders from bin Laden.
Bin Laden was America’s creation at the beginning of his career “and that was 16 years before Taliban came to power,” Omar reminded UPI.
Remember this is all before the invasion of Afghanistan. Recall how Americans claimed to be liberating the oppressed Afghans? Recall how they told us that schools for women were not allowed and education was limited to military training? The following is an excerpt prior to any public awareness of an attack on Afghanistan?
The questions that are most often asked were fielded by Hashemi, a highly intelligent high school dropout who toured the United States for six weeks earlier this year “battling feminists,” as he put it. Omar feels these questions have been answered repeatedly in recent months:
–On the lack of schools for girls: “We don’t even have enough schools for boys. Everything was destroyed in 20 years of fighting. The sooner U.N. sanctions are lifted, the sooner we can finish building schools for both boys and girls.”
–On the treatment of women: “”You forget that America and the rest of the world are centuries ahead of us. If you introduced your manners and mores suddenly in Afghanistan, society would implode and anarchy would ensue. We don’t interfere with what we consider your decadent lifestyle, so please refrain from interfering with ours. Do you tell your Saudi allies to change the status of women and adopt your lifestyle?”
–On the destruction of TV sets: “Try to imagine what would have happened in 18th or even 19th century America or Europe with the overnight introduction of television and all the sex that is now part of programs everywhere except Iran. We are not against television, but against the filth that pollutes the air waves. What reaches us from the former Soviet republics on our northern border, relayed from Moscow, is sex and more sex. The only acceptable programs are broadcast from Iran. But there is no way of filtering out the others. And if we had our own official channel, no one would tune in if the others were available. Remember how the Soviet Union tried to break down our resistance just before its troops invaded us in 1979? They broadcast tapes of women in mini-skirts that were not even allowed in their country at that time.”
It is really interesting to look back and see how America distorted the facts, to justify attacking another nation that just was not pro-American, and lived life in a non-American way. If Afghanistan was supplying Americans with oil like the Saudis do, would there have been a war?
Blaming the Taliban for what was really not their fault at all was just another American excuse to justify their war to the American public. One does have to wonder where the motive for American actions came from, so far everything contradicts all rational logic. There is however a good motive, but we will get to this later, first we need to clearly get a picture of the truth, as propaganda is instrumental to certain American officials with an agenda.
There is plenty of documentation that shows America planned the attack on Afghanistan weeks prior to the Sept 11th attack, Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, was told by senior American officials in mid-July that military action against Afghanistan would go ahead by the middle of October. So the question remains as to how would America get the support of its citizens? It must have had a plan, as it is quite clear the war was going to happen. Was the plan September 11th ? If this were to be true, this would entail top level American complicity in the 9/11 attack.
Here is another example of American knowledge, regarding the invasion of Afghanistan.
The three Americans at the Berlin meeting were Tom Simons, a former US ambassador to Pakistan, Karl “Rick” Inderfurth, a former assistant secretary of state for south Asian affairs, and Lee Coldren, who headed the office of Pakistan, Afghan and Bangladesh affairs in the state department until 1997.
According to Mr Naik, the Americans raised the issue of an attack on Afghanistan at one of the full sessions of the conference, convened by Francesc Vendrell, a Spanish diplomat who serves as the UN secretary general’s special representative on Afghanistan. In the break afterwards, Mr Naik told the Guardian yesterday, he asked Mr Simons why the attack should be more successful than Bill Clinton’s missile strikes on Afghanistan in 1998, which caused 20 deaths but missed Bin Laden.
So who really were the perpetrators of 9/11? This is a very interesting question when the pieces to this puzzle all get tossed onto the table at the same time. In fact it becomes a most controversial issue if you look at all the American input, regarding evidence. The more pieces of evidence that come out the more America appears to have a connection.
By reading the attached links to documents the real truth becomes vividly clear. The American Government knew of its connection between its CIA, the ISI (Pakistan Intelligence) the Taliban and Bin Laden. This admission surfaced in the US House of Representatives as shown in the following excerpt.
US House of Representatives: Statement by Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, Hearing of The House International Relations Committee on “Global Terrorism And South Asia”, Washington, July 12, 2000.
[T]he United States has been part and parcel to supporting the Taliban all along, and still is let me add… You have a military government [of President Musharraf] in Pakistan now that is arming the Taliban to the teeth….Let me note; that [US] aid has always gone to Taliban areas… We have been supporting the Taliban, because all our aid goes to the Taliban areas. And when people from the outside try to put aid into areas not controlled by the Taliban, they are thwarted by our own State Department… At that same moment, Pakistan initiated a major resupply effort, which eventually saw the defeat, and caused the defeat, of almost all of the anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan.
No one can deny there is and was a direct connection between the United States and the Pakistan (ISI) and likewise no one can deny there is no tight links between the ISI, Taliban, and Bin Laden. What we can see is that the American Press did little in regards to exposing this obvious connection. With top Bush administration officials meeting with General Mahmoud Ahmad, just before 9/11, and the issue of General Mahmoud Ahmad paying for the first attack on New York is a bit hard to swallow. Did top American officials participate in the planning of 9/11?
Even more questionable is why top American officials had already laid the framework for the attack on Afghanistan prior to 9/11. Add the two together and you get a a plot to get the American public to support a US led invasion, the only element missing prior to 9/11 was public support for this already planned war. The results of 9/11 most certainly will go down in history as massive support for this war that the public knew nothing about until that fateful day.
In fact the wave of support was so great that the American War mongers were able to go directly from Afghanistan, roll into the Philippines, then get fully engaged in a full takeover of Iraq. And unless American support wanes, it will roll into North Korea, Iraq and every nation that does not meet America with goodwill and subservience.
By another amazing coincidence of timing, the House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Committee on International Relations, Washington, DC. was also discussing the vast oil reserves available in the Caspian Sea, and the need for the American Government to find a way to access this oil. Anyone heard of the proposed pipeline through Afghanistan, aborted as the oil reserves turned out to be bogus in quantity. To bad for those in Afghanistan, that this did not come out until after the US Military leveled the country, killing hundreds of thousands of Afghanistan’s citizens and soldiers.
With the worlds attention diverted, little by little America’s commitment to rebuild Afghanistan blows away in the wind, as the oil funds are not there to rebuild it. The question is now how much time will pass and even the American subservient leader of Afghanistan will have to admit they were all just had by another American blunder.
Without any doubt or argument, it could be said 9/11 was the trigger that allowed American to pillage the Arab Nations. Therefore it will be of utmost importance to see just what role was played and by whom.
The missing link in the 9/11 puzzle.
NEW DELHI – Former Pakistani intelligence chief Lieutenant General Mahmood Ahmad was sacked after arch rival India said it had provided evidence linking him to the US terror attacks, a report said Wednesday.
“The US authorities sought General Mahmood Ahmad’s removal after confirming the fact that 100,000 dollars were wired to hijacker Mohammad Atta from Pakistan by Ahmad Umar Sheikh at the instance of the general,” said the newspaper, which attributed the report to unnamed Indian government sources.
This is the link that is of critical importance as we from previous material General Mahmood Ahmad’s connection to the CIA and the Pakistan ISI as well as Bin Laden. We will look more closely at this connection as we move along in our quest for truth.
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Reading these full articles in full is highly recommended.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on July 10th 2003 so many of the links may be dead today.
United Press International
Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG), Montréal