Know Your Terrorists: Ayman Al-Zawahiri-Episode 258 16 Feb 2013


16 Feb 2013
Episode 258 – Know Your Terrorists: Ayman Al-Zawahiri

Posted by Corbett

We are told a certain tale about the story of Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man and the inheritor of the Al Qaeda operation…but we are not told everything. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we go in search of the real Ayman Al-Zawahiri and uncover some surprising connections.

9/11 – Ayman Al-Zawahiri
Time Reference: 00:32

Power of Nightmares (Episode 1)
Time Reference: 09:10

Ayman Al-Zawahiri (Wikipedia)
Time Reference: 13:56

Russia Arrests Zawahiri (History Commons)
Time Reference: 19:54

Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B (Part III)
Time Reference: 25:17

Bin Laden blames US for Global Warming
Time Reference: 40:30

Al Qaeda leader al Zawahiri still a constant threat
Time Reference: 40:50

Fox News Interviews Zawahiri
Time Reference: 46:26

Terrorist Song
Time Reference: 50:14

Switzerland Stint

According to the book of information and disinformation, The Looming Tower, page 203 -

"A month after the Trade Center Bombing, Zawahiri appeared on the speaker circuit of several CA mosques. He came from Bern, Switzerland, where al-Jihad maintained a safe house. (Zawahiri's uncle was a diplomat in Switzerland.) Although he entered the US under his real name, Zawahiri was traveling under his nom de guerre, Dr. Abdul Mu'iz posing as a representative of the Kuwaiti Red Cross raising money for Afghan children who had been injured by Soviet land mines from the time of jihad."

The safe house and diplomatic uncle are very puzzling indeed.........

Critical viewing

People should definitely check out the interview with Sibel.

It wasn't parallel warfare. It wasn't alliances of convenience. These were controlled assets. Way after the US-mujahideen relationship was supposed to have been 'dissolved' with the end of the Soviet-Afghan war.

And, as Corbett observes, unlike Osama, '...they haven't written this character out of the play yet.'

a bogeyman always needed

Asked my librarian: " do you want this book mentioned below, ‘torture team,: rumsfeld's memo and the betrayal of american values" for library?." l.
reply: "Absolutely. Thanks!"
no, d; thank YOU for your open mindedness re important issues." sincerely, l

Guardian letter online comments;;""Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald chides our government for its hypocrisy after a state department official ‘expressed concern’ about what he called a ‘climate of impunity’ over abuses by police and security forces in Egypt.
(‘Italy’s Ex-Intelligence Chief Given 10 year Sentence for Role in CIA Kidnapping.’

Yes, the U.S. (des?)pot calls the kettle black! Further proof is in International lawyer/University College London Prof Philippe Sands’ ’08 book ‘Torture Team: Rumsfelds’ Memo and the Betrayal of American Values.’ It builds a detailed legal case scenario for a potential International Criminal Court prosecution of former Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld and top Bush administration lawyers who tried to ‘justify’ the ‘18 interrogation techniques’ used at Guantanamo and by extension, or, ’mission creep,’ Abu Graib. Prof Sands discovered that top Joint Chiefs of Staff attorneys were purposely bypassed in this planning because they knew the latter would not approve due to its illegality, threat to our own future-captured service people and, simply, because, torture does not work.

Although the ‘news’ we got at the time implicated rogue underling types, the book finds those at the top most responsible and describes how inexperienced recruits at Guantanamo followed the ‘creative’ lead beamed into the island prison by Fox TV’s popular program ’24.‘ My shocked impression years ago when chancing upon this fear mongering show was that it was propaganda ‘manufacturing consent’ in American minds for torture.
Prof. Sands draws similarities with the Nuremberg trials, and conducted numerous interviews culminating with NATO country judge and prosecutor who indicated the ‘techniques’ did, in their estimation, comprise torture, and warranted prosecution by the ICC (International Criminal Court) if within a reasonable time the U.S./relevant countries do not themselves prosecute. The administration lawyers’ behaviour, in their view, went beyond complicity.

It appears in this country the powerful are above the law, including the Constitution, which requires abiding by U.S. signed treaties/ international agreements such as the Geneva Accords, & Torture Conventions, (in which formation the U.S. played the moral, guiding force.)

Extremely relevant, and even worse in description of more recent torture committed by this country is the following article by most diligent researcher/former Underwriters Lab chemist/whistleblower Kevin Ryan:
“The pervasive news surrounding the confirmation hearing of John Brennan, Obama’s nominee for CIA director, is paralleled by another, related story that has been largely ignored by the U.S. media. That is the story of the man called Abu Zubaydah, whose alleged torture testimony, obtained by the CIA while Brennan was the head of the agency’s Terrorist Threat Center, built the foundation for the official account of 9/11. Zubaydah is at the center of an unraveling of the official account of the 9/11 attacks.[1] His extensive torture at the hands of the CIA during Brennan’s tenure, which included at least 83 water-boarding sessions, hanging the man naked from the ceiling, slamming him against a concrete wall, and other atrocious experimental techniques, was said to produce valuable evidence about al Qaeda. However, the government now claims that Zubaydah was never a member or associate of al Qaeda and therefore he could not have known any of the information that the 9/11 Commission attributed to him….. In 2009, it was revealed that when Brennan was the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, in 2005, the CIA had destroyed the torture tapes, most of which featured Zubaydah.”

A climate of impunity, indeed.
thymesup on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 1:31pm.