9/11 in Historical Perspective: Flawed Assumptions

9/11 in Historical Perspective: Flawed Assumptions - Peter Dale Scott

The American people have been seriously misled about the origins of the al Qaeda movement blamed for the 9/11 attacks, just as they have been seriously misled about the reasons for America’s invasion of Iraq.

The truth is that for at least two decades the United States has engaged in energetic covert programs to secure U.S. control over the Persian Gulf, and also to open up Central Asia for development by U.S. oil companies. Americans were eager to gain access to the petroleum reserves of the Caspian Basin, which at that time were still estimated to be “the largest known reserves of unexploited fuel in the planet.”[1]
The lying continues. The 9/11 Commission Report assures Americans that “Bin Ladin and his comrades had their own sources of support and training, and they received little or no assistance from the United States.”[6] This misleading statement fails to consider that:

1) Al Qaeda elements received considerable indirect U.S. Government assistance, first in Afghanistan until 1992, and thereafter in other countries such as Azerbaijan (1992-95). Before 1992, for example, the Afghan leader Jallaladin Haqqani organized and hosted the Arab Afghan volunteers known later as al Qaeda; and Haqqani “received bags of money each month from the [CIA] station in Islamabad.”[7] The Arab Afghans were also trained in urban terrorism, including car bombings, by Pakistani ISI operatives who were in turn trained by the CIA.[8]

thanks to 911citizenswatch.org for the heads up!

PDS is one of the greatest

PDS is one of the greatest and frequently overlooked researchers of our time.

I secured permission from him to re-publish Chapter 8 from his forthcoming book; 'The Road to 9/11' on my blogs, in an effort to draw more attention to his work.

The Chapter is called 'Al Qaeda and the US Establishment'. It's a little easier to read on the blogs than it is on his research page at Berkeley.




Please take the time to read and pass it around.


BTW, does anyone know when Cynthia McKinney's July 22nd briefing is going into the Congressional Record?

did anyone catch this

did anyone catch this statement from Peter:

The Report describes Ali Mohamed as “a former Egyptian army officer who had moved to the United States in the mid-1980s, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and become an instructor at Fort Bragg,” as well as helping to plan the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya (68 ). In fact Ali Mohamed was an important al Qaeda agent who, as the 9/11 Commission was told, "trained most of al Qaeda's top leadership," including "persons who would later carry out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing."

But the person telling the 9/11 Commission this, U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald, misrepresented Ali MohamedÂ’s FBI relationship. He told the Commission that, "From 1994 until his arrest in 1998, [Mohamed] lived as an American citizen in California, applying for jobs as an FBI translator and working as a security guard for a defense contractor."[26]

...In particular Congress should determine why Patrick Fitzgerald chose to mislead the American people about MohamedÂ’s FBI status.

the same fitzgerald currently investigating Plamegate....

I did. A long time ago

I did. A long time ago already... Too bad this article wasn't shown before... it was originally posted July 29th, 2005...

Jon i guess you already


i guess you already determined that Fitzgerald will go nowhere near 9-11 then cuz he himself has now lied, dare say, perjured himself?

I don't know what to think,

I don't know what to think, although I can tell you from my experience posting the news... the media LOVES the Plame Leak. A LOT... even www.rawstory.com is "overdoing it" a little bit... whenever the media focuses on something to the point where you're sick of hearing about it, you know something is up. You know something is going on behind the scenes...

It all depends though... will the Plame Leak lead to an investigation into Iraq? Will an investigation into Iraq lead to 9/11? You can't have one without the other...

will the Plame Leak lead to

will the Plame Leak lead to an investigation into Iraq? Will an investigation into Iraq lead to 9/11? You can't have one without the other...

no doubt! and everyone should be able to see that by now IF they choose to.

lies on Iraq, lies on WMD, lies about al-CIAda...lies about medicare, lies and more lies...these effin guys are sociopathic liars, why people can't make the leap to see it i can't understand...the minute they got the supreme court to give the presidency to Bush, they have been able to lie without any concern at all.

but 9-11, there is so much emotion involved with that, people may never learn the truth because the truth will not make sense to them because most people can't let go of emotions of that day, which i think is necessary to be able to critically think about it.

oh well.