Aside from Osama Bin Laden, our ever present yet elusive enemy is a group called Al Qaeda (variously spelled Al Queda or Al Qaida). They, under the direction of Bin Laden, are blamed for the 9/11 attacks.
Al Qaeda is always portrayed in the media as a worldwide network of Muslim fanatics who attack us because ‘they hate our freedom’. Oddly enough, their attacks always seem to get linked back to oil rich countries that we have to invade.
For example, shortly after George Bush became President, negotiations began between US officials and the Taliban to construct an oil pipeline across Central Asia. The pipeline was to bring oil from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, through Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the Indian Ocean. However negotiations broke down and according to one witness:
”At one moment during the negotiations, the U.S. representatives told the Taliban, ‘either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs’. ”
You can read the complete article on US negotiations with the Taliban here.
Five weeks before 9/11 occurred, negotiations with the Taliban came to a standstill. After 9/11, blame was placed on Bin Laden and Al Qaeda who were said to be holed up in Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001 the US invaded Afghanistan although Bin Laden was nowhere to be found. Right after 9/11 Bush promised to get Bin Laden, dead or alive. But at a March 13, 2002 press conference, Bush said, “I am truly not that concerned about him.”
Following the Afghanistan invasion, the American public was on the receiving end of yet another media blitz – this time demonizing Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, who was said to have weapons of mass destruction. While no weapons of mass destruction were ever found, that wasn’t enough to save him from a death warrant after he threatened to start trading oil in euros instead of dollars.
In March of 2003, the US and its ‘coalition of the willing’ pulverized Iraq. The occupying forces then divided up the country’s oil reserves and in the process murdered up to a million Iraqis. Saddam Hussein, who had been placed in power by the CIA, was hunted down, given a show trial, and then hung.
In 2008 Bush turned his attention to Pakistan by sending troops to that country. In 2009 Obama continued what Bush had started by expanding the number of troops in Pakistan because of the presence of the dreaded “Al Qaeda”.
So what is Al Queda and where did the come from? According to a TV special aired by the BBC, they don’t exist and never did. Instead what is called Al Queda is nothing more than a ragtag group of dissidents who, in all probability, are in the pay of the CIA and other foreign intelligence groups linked to the CIA.
Even the former Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook denied the existence of Al Queda. In a statement he commented:
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .”