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Bombshell: Newly Released CIA Documents Prove Bush Could have Killed Bin Laden; Prevented 911Tim King Salem-News.com
Salon.com article reveals shocking facts about what the Americans knew, and failed to do.
(SALEM) - A real serious bombshell today comes from Salon.com:
The material contains much new information about the hunt before and after 9/11 for bin Laden, the development of the drone campaign in AfPak, and al-Qaida’s relationship with America’s ally, Pakistan. Perhaps most damning are the documents showing that the CIA had bin Laden in its cross hairs a full year before 9/11 — but didn’t get the funding from the Bush administration White House to take him out or even continue monitoring him. The CIA materials directly contradict the many claims of Bush officials that it was aggressively pursuing al-Qaida prior to 9/11, and that nobody could have predicted the attacks. “I don’t think the Bush administration would want to see these released, because they paint a picture of the CIA knowing something would happen before 9/11, but they didn’t get the institutional support they needed,” says Barbara Elias-Sanborn, the NSA fellow who edited the materials.
Let’s start there. In 2000 and 2001, the CIA began using Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Afghanistan. “The idea of using UAVs originated in April 2000 as a result of a request from the NSC’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism to the CIA and the Department of Defense to come up with new ideas to go after the terrorists in Afghanistan,” a 2004 document summarizes. The Pentagon approved the plan for surveillance purposes.
- New NSA docs contradict 9/11 claims Jordan Michael Smith Salon.com
For years, highly respected writers have stated unequivocally that they do not believe Osama bin Laden was connected to the 911 attacks, as he clearly said at the time.
Osama denied responsibility, the U.S. launched attacks in Afghanistan, and that is when this man disappeared from real existence, and then reappeared as a timely and convenient terrorist there to frighten the American public into a series of terrible wars. Credit for these years of color coded paranoia are the product of the George. W. Bush administration.
In order to believe that bin Laden was responsible, as Bush contended, you must believe that he initially said he had nothing to do with the biggest attack on America in history, thus 'giving up the big claim' and that he then turned around, and said he did do it.
It went so far, that Iraq was drug into it and now a million and a half human lives have been snuffed out over "bad intelligence" and don't believe it for a second, the Bush team knew Iraq was completely innocent in the matter. The number of Iraqi people killed, amounts to one fifth of the number of Jewish people lost during the Holocaust. Iraqi people died for a simple reason; George W. Bush wanted to be a 'war president'. Citing this is not a democrat/republican matter. I am seeing a pattern of lies in this story that begin with one political party and ends with another. It is not political, it is about truth and not having people die in a cloud of lies and rubble.
His end probably came in 2001 thanks to reactionary forces from the U.S. that invaded Afghanistan and worked with the Northern Alliance to take the Taliban out of control, something which obviously did not a have a lasting affect.
What we know about bin Laden is simple:
That is what we know, along with the fact that bin Laden clearly and unequivocally denied having any involvement in the U.S. terrorist attacks.
In his statement from 2001, bin Laden said:
We also know that the Taliban offered to hand bin Laden over to U.S. authorities if they could simply demonstrate his complicity with 911, back when all of this began.
It didn't happen, Bush rejected the plan, he never cared about catching bin Laden and he said as much; he cared about using the man's name and image to start a new round of the crusades and with this bloody idea, Bush had great success.
From the Guardian UK 14 October 2001:President George Bush rejected as "non-negotiable" an offer by the Taliban to discuss turning over Osama bin Laden if the United States ended the bombing in Afghanistan.
I've been to Jalabad, I have seen the places bin Laden called home, and I have talked to many people in Afghanistan who can tell you all about the Taliban, a very real organized force that has been actively fighting the U.S. for a decade, but nobody in Afghanistan seems to know anything about 'al Qaeda' which is actually a name given to an operation in the 1980's to fund bin Laden and other resistance fighters in Afghanistan, who were in the process of defeating the Russian invaders.
Salon.com did the world a real service today by publishing information proving conclusively that George W. Bush had zero interest in bin Laden after former President Bill Clinton tried very hard to take him out of existence. The full truth is that Bush killed the program to hunt bin Laden when he was in our gun sights, before 911. Think about that for a moment... could killing bin Laden have been the death of the Bush/Cheney 911 attacks?
The 'bin Laden death' is a reelection move for Barack Obama, I shudder to think that he knows the truth; our forces who went to Afghanistan in 2001 were effective and allied with strong Mujahideen fighters, they killed bin Laden in cave attacks. Only after his death did the 'new bin Laden' emerge with all of the claims of having attacked the United States.
Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine.
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