2005: More pre-9/11 US intelligence connections to al-Qaeda exposed and spun

Special Report The spinning of the smoking guns More pre-9/11 US intelligence connections to al-Qaeda exposed and spun By Larry Chin Online Journal Associate Editor August 24, 2005—In recent weeks, two “revelations” of pre-9/11 US military-intelligence relationships with al-Qaeda “terrorists” and Osama bin Laden are being used as cannon fodder in an intensifying power struggle between rival political factions vying to seize the “war on terrorism” agenda for their own, and deepen the cover-up of 9/11. The furor over new stories involving alleged 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta and US-bin Laden go-between Tarik Hamdi pits spinmasters against other spinmasters—Kean 9/11 Commission supporters versus hawkish Bush-linked 9/11 Commission attackers, neocons versus neoliberals, and intelligence and law enforcement agencies are at each other’s throats again over “intelligence failures.” While the spin has dwelled exclusively around “anti-terrorism” and various red herrings, and the supposed frustration over the tracking and arrest of al-Qaeda members, […] Read More