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'Al-Qaeda assassin worked for MI6', secret cables claim
The BBC reports.....
An alleged al-Qaeda militant suspected of bombing a luxury hotel and two churches in Pakistan in 2002 was an informer for MI6, it has been claimed.
Adil Hadi al Jazairi Bin Hamlili was detained at Guantanamo Bay between 2003 and last year when he was sent back to his native Algeria by President Obama.
Wikileaks released the files of 759 Guantanamo detainees at the weekend.
They included unverified claims that al-Qaeda had hidden a nuclear weapon in Europe for detonation should Osama Bin laden be captured and attempts by al-Qaeda to recruit workers at London's Heathrow Airport.
Obama: Yes for Predator drones in Libya.
According to the Washington Times "terrorism scholars think Osama bin Laden" is "likeliest to be" in “mountainous regions” of Pakistan. This dubious speculation is part of the false "justification" for drone attacks on Pakistan.
Now President Barack Obama has sanctioned Defense Secretary Robert Gates to authorize the use Predator drones in Libya.
It is a fact that the drone operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan are headed and controlled by the CIA. An important and less reported aspect of these drone attacks is that the CIA relies on the private military/mercenary company Blackwater/Xe for its drone operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The act of using drone attacks in the "humanitarian" war in Libya is an admission by the US Administration that it is subservient to the goals of the CIA and the private mercenary company Blackwater/Xe.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed faces Guantanamo trial for 9/11
The BBC reports....
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and four of his alleged co-conspirators will be tried in a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, reports say.
The Obama administration had planned to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court, but abandoned that plan in the face of fierce opposition.
9/11 Suspects to be Tried at Guantanamo, Not NYC
NBC New York reports....
The Obama administration's announcement in 2009 that it would seek to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other four suspects in civilian court was met with fierce opposition from many elected officials, families of victims and those who live and work in Lower Manhattan, who would have had to contend with several rings of heavy security for the months of the trial.
US Muslim 'radicalisation' House Homeland Security Committee
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King.
The BBC reports....
US Muslim 'radicalisation' hearings spark unease
A series of controversial hearings into the "radicalisation of the American Muslim community" is starting in the US. The Republican congressman holding the hearings says some Muslim leaders are not co-operating enough with the police and FBI. But many US Muslims say they are being unfairly singled out, and some fear the hearings will only increase Islamophobia in the US.
The BBC reports....
Peter King warns al-Qaeda recruiting US Muslims
A US congressman has warned al-Qaeda is actively recruiting US Muslims for violent attacks within the country.
The Detroit Free Press reports....
The BBC News Website reports in the Middle East section....
'No comment' from MoD over SAS men captured in Libya
The Ministry of Defence says it will not comment on Sunday Times claims that eight members of the SAS have been seized by rebel forces in Libya.
The BBC News Website reports....
Iraqi defector 'Curveball' Janabi denies WMD claims
An Iraqi defector whose claims Saddam Hussein had biological weapons helped justify the 2003 invasion has said he lied to bring the ex-leader down.
The BBC News Website has this as a main story....
Janet Napolitano: US terror threat highest since 9/11
The threat of terrorism against the US homeland is in some aspects "at its most heightened state" since the 9/11 attacks, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has said.
Discovery Channel 9/11 After the Towers Fell (2010)
Discovery Channel 9/11 After the Towers Fell is one of the first 2010 specials devoted to the attacks of September 11th 2001.
This 45 minute Discovery Channel film focuses on the search and rescue after the attacks and interviews some of those directly affected by the events of that horrific day. It is a highly emotional piece, which clearly shows how the victims of that day are still suffering.
The events in Manhattan on 9/11 are shown in chronological order and depoliticised to focus on the human tragedy. After about 5 minutes into the film the South Tower is shown to collapse. The narrator prefaces this with “Then the South Tower begins to buckle.”
It is interesting to see what footage was chosen to show the destruction of the Twin Towers. There are close-ups of initiation but there are quick cutaways to shots of the towers falling from a far distance or unstable hand-held shots. This technique may have been used to eliminate any controversy over the collapses by depriving the audience a more revelatory view of any anomalous events.
Even before the release of Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup, "reviews" (I use the term loosely) began to appear on Amazon fervently attacking the documentary and its makers. Some remarks I found shocking, others depressing.
One poster admitted they had not yet seen the film but it was "crap" none-the-less. Another denounced the documentary as lies and a shameless attempt to profit from the tragedy.
Personally, it is hard to understand this unwavering stance in the face of justified questions concerning the events of that day, many posed by the victims families themselves.
Loose Change: The Final Cut is a very different entity from its predecessors and that being the case, I will wait for my DVD of Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup to arrive before I intend to review it.
Here are some quotes posted on Amazon before the release of the film, each complimented with a 1 star rating;
Garbage, September 24, 2009
This was made by a kid who got rejected from film school. Don't waste your money on someone who is trying to profit from the 911 tragedy.
Swiss cheese has fewer holes than this film, September 16, 2009
This is a personal view of the attacks of 9/11 from the perspective of a UK national.
A Sorry Indictment by Nick Mollo
The first time I came to believe that something might be suspect about the horrendous events of September 11th was with a live on-site report by Channel 4 News in England. The journalist stated that the downed plane (Flight 93) in Shanksville could conceivably have been shot down by an American fighter plane. This assumption was made by the reporter because the wreckage of Flight 93 was spread over what appeared to be a large area. This live report, to my knowledge, was not aired again and the official version of the passengers bringing down the plane to save further lives started to emerge and subsequently became the established unquestionable truth.
Other than my own controversial opinion, that Flight 93 was shot down by an American fighter, I never questioned the official version of events; that 19 terrorists masterminded by Osama Bin Laden had attacked America. The shock and awe of that terrible day was so convincing and the images so powerful that any alternative to the official version was out of the question.