Introduction – September 29, 2011
The fact that an alleged terror groups calls itself by a name that infers links to a toilet really calls into question all that it claims to be. But it has long been known in informed circles that Al Qaeda literally means “the Base” or the “toilet seat” in Arabic.
Back in the 1980’s Middle East intelligence officers referred to the database of the Islamic conference as “Al Qaeda”. Not all its members were rogue states or terrorists and Bin Laden was then just a member of rich and powerful family in Saudi Arabia with strong links to the West.
This was years before he became a CIA asset.
Thereafter things became somewhat murky as bin Laden turned on his mentors and became public enemy number one, at least according to the official story. Taking with him as he turned the Al Qaeda label.
So it’s true to say that Bin Laden and Al Qaeda were created by Western intelligence.
Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, admitted as much when he said that bin Laden was “the product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies”, and openly acknowledged this in parliament.”
Yet in the story below ABC News sticks faithfully to the old lie and mocks the idea that Al Qaeda is anything other than what U.S. intelligence claims it is. Although, of course, in the process it offers absolutely no hard proof to counter Iranian claims.
Even though it is an acknowledged fact that the CIA had a hand in Al Qaeda’s creation, ABC News assumes that you are too dumb to know that.
For example, I for one did not know that Al Qaeda had its own magazine. Did you? But look at it, doesn’t look as if it were created by Western media types with those lines about “Sadness, Contentment and Aspiration”, reading as if they had been written by an advertising agency trying to appeal to Muslims.
If nothing else what follows is a measure of how the corporate media hold the public in contempt as they twist the truth in the name of journalism and national security.
It is also a measure of desperation as the truth about 9/11 and Al Qaeda begins to leak out. The only way they can stop it turning from a trickle into a torrent is to continue to lie as they pore scorn on “conspiracy theories”.
Iran Fires Back at Al Qaeda With Another CIA Conspiracy
Lee Ferran – ABC News September 29, 2011
Iran is doubling down on the conspiracy theories after an al Qaeda magazine blasted Iranian president Mahmoud Adhmadinejad’s 9/11 claims, this time suggesting the true authors of the terror publication – which often instructs readers to murder Americans – are not radical Islamists, but secret agents for the CIA.
Sandwiched between lengthy anti-American editorials, an al Qaeda author wrote in the latest issue of an al Qaeda English-language magazine called “Inspire” that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continued to spread the conspiracy theory that the U.S. government was behind the 9/11 attacks because Iran was jealous of al Qaeda.
“For them, al Qaeda was a competitor for the hearts and minds of the disenfranchised Muslims around the world,” the article says. “Al Qaeda… succeeded in what Iran couldn’t. Therefore it was necessary for the Iranians to discredit 9/11 and what better way to do so? Conspiracy theories.”
Responding to the article’s assertions today, Iranian state news repeated Ahmadinejad’s arguments and said “reports released by al Qaeda are usually believed to be produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).”
Noting the general content of “Inspire” articles, a spokesperson for the CIA told ABC News, “There are some allegations that don’t even deserve comment. This is one.” (In other words “no comment”. Ed.).
Previous issues of Inspire have given detailed instructions to readers on various ways to violently attack the U.S. and its allies, including an early article called “How to Build a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom”.
When not teaching readers explosives or the proper stance for firing an AK-47, “Inspire” features long-winded anti-Western articles, often penned by prominent terror leaders. It also recently a eulogy for al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden – the man who was actually responsible for the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, according to a years-long, painstaking U.S. investigation.