The central notion of the ‘official’ 9/11 account, is that of the perpetrators. Namely Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. As this particular operation was based in Afghanistan, it seemed logical that this country would be the first target of the US “War On Terror”… a concept seemingly born in the aftermath of 9/11. Eventually, this ‘battle for freedom and democracy’ would expand into 2 wars and an eye on several other areas in the Middle East.
Because this quest stemmed from an event that had all the hallmarks of a ‘false flag event’, it seemed logical that (by extension) the War On Terror would also need to scrutinised for it’s credibility. Truth researchers didn’t need to look very far before they had serious questions to ask. In the fullness of time, mass public opinion was galvanised not so much by the questions of 9/11, rather the increasing questions of the morally and legally curious, conceit of this particular series of theatres.
Millions were awakened to the true nature of our politicians and the dealings of corporate methods. People marched through the streets of the world’s cities carrying banners that showed the growing sentiments of an increasingly aware populace. The implications were (and still are) huge. The true legacy of 9/11 is the creation of the largest social revolution, possibly, in the history of modern civilisation. It is for this reason alone that the powers that be, feel compelled to reinforce their perspective of history. A total fear of mass realisation.
It could be contended that had the West not reacted in any large scale way, 9/11 may have eventually been consigned to the quiet hole of history and those that attained awareness of global machinations would have remained in a very small minority, fringe group. The threat posed by our current global consciousness can be witnessed by the likes of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s numerous speeches about “global mass awakening” and the dangers it poses. Our news media daily reminds us the fight for freedom in these countries, highlighted by yet another death of a western soldier. It is this, not a daily reminder of the events of 9/11, that shows the true façade behind the ‘official’ mask.
The first war has been scrutinised for signs of the real agenda. Soon after 9/11, many pointed out the significance of the history behind the alleged 9/11 perpetrators. It has never escaped attention that Al-Qaeda (and by association Bin Laden) was born from “Soviet Era” days of the Mujahideen. With USSR’s intervention in Afghanistan to tackle the increased threat from the Mujahideen, the US had found the perfect opportunity (what with Cold War tensions) to ingratiate themselves in the situation.
History shows that during the Carter and Reagan administrations, the CIA (probably under the auspices of Bush Snr, Rumsfeld, Brzezinski and the like) financed, equipped and trained the Mujahideen on a huge, multi billion dollar scale. It should be noted (for the nitpickers) that the UK, Saudi Arabia, China, Pakistan and other countries, also played a role in this particular endeavour. However, it was the US that held the lion’s share of involvement, for the longest period of time.
It is also well documented that Bin Laden occupied a prominent position amongst the CIA backed operation. He was financed and equipped at length by the US in this period. With the end of the cold war, the Mujahideen collapsed into factional civil war engulfing the entire country. It was here that Al-Qaeda came into being, supported by the CIA, with the intention of becoming the dominant, victorious faction. A faction that in return would be most US friendly. “Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook wrote that the word Al-Qaeda should be translated as "the database", and originally referred to the computer file of the thousands of Mujahideen militants who were recruited and trained with CIA help to defeat the Russians” (Wikipedia). Robin Cook is an integral player in the bigger picture and I will discuss him in my next blog.
History also shows that it may not have played out exactly as the US planned. The Taliban government became increasingly belligerent toward The West including stone walling the US gas pipeline from The Caspian Sea. Several companies including Unocal, a company with documented and lengthy connections to the administration in general (and George Bush specifically), had begun discussions with The Taliban in 1996 to begin construction of said pipeline. With things still stalled in 1998, a U.S. congressional hearing recorded a Unocal representative testify that “a gas pipeline through Afghanistan can't happen until there is a single internationally recognized stable government there“. He urged the US Government to use its influence to help find solutions to “all of the region's conflicts". By the end of 1998, Unocal had withdrawn it’s plans due to “lack of support and funding”. However, it is interesting that in 1999, it was discovered that the U.S. had paid the entire annual salary of every single Taliban government official in hopes of securing a stable government in Afghanistan in order to allow Unocal to build the pipeline. In May 2001, it was revealed that the US had given $43 million to Afghanistan, becoming the largest donor to Afghanistan for two years in a row. Within 8 months of 9/11, the US gas pipeline was given the go ahead.
Another interesting aspect is Afghanistan’s production of Poppy Opium. There are detailed accounts going back hundreds of years showing The West’s involvement in the influence of the Opium trade. Again, the CIA has had extensive involvement in the global drug trade and not for morally righteous reasons either. You need only look into the Iran Contra scandal to see the connections. By 2000, Afghanistan was responsible for 75% of the world’s Opium production. It seems strange that in July of the same year, The Taliban decided to ban cultivation of Opium Poppies in Afghanistan. By 2005, Opium production was surging again. In fact USA Today reported that the country was “in danger of becoming a narcotics state”.
There was also the inevitable boom in business for other companies. To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, “War is big business!”. The companies that secured the biggest deals were again (surprise, surprise), damningly connected to key administration individuals. Halliburton, of which Dick Cheney was CEO, gained massive middle eastern deals in the wake of 9/11 and the subsequent wars. These are just a few examples of the benefits that 9/11, and it’s repercussions, gave to US business and finance.
Many have claimed that 9/11 was the justification needed to create these theatres of war. It’s a big accusation to make… but not without precedence. In June of 2001, the US government had already discussed the possibility of a limited military action against The Taliban. By July (strangely coinciding with the ban on Opium cultivation), the US had restructured this “limited military action”. Now there were detailed invasion plans on the drawing board, with an inception date of October 2001... What a coincidence.
Documents show that US involvement in various peacekeeping operations were scheduled to continue no later than early September 2001. Both CBS and USA Today reported that The White House had approved plans to invade Afghanistan on September 4th, 2001. From this point on, huge numbers of US military troops, equipment and vehicles were dispatched to The Persian Gulf in anticipation of this plan.
Of course, one week later, we have 9/11. Within an hour or so of the initial events, Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, The Taliban and Afghanistan were all blamed. By October (the pre-9/11 invasion date), the ‘coalition of the willing’ was there.
Unfortunately, this was only the beginning…
To Be Continued...