Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’

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You’re not going to fucking believe this one. Are you ready?

The FBI argues in court that it’s concerned about the privacy rights of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, and that’s the real reason it won’t release information about the 9/11 plot.

I shit you not.

Appeal: How much information about 9/11 must FBI share with public?

“Only then did the FBI locate and produce records responsive to the Bulldog’s requests, but in dribs and drabs, spread across a year of litigation. Rather than withhold information judiciously, the FBI redacted every word for which it could make a colorable argument – even if that meant claiming a record could not be released because its disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of the privacy of a senior member of al Qaeda,” the brief says.

The referenceas to the FBI’s assertion of privacy rights for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and fellow “high-value” Guantanamo detainee Mustafa al-Hawsawi in withholding PowerPoint slides detailing their credit card information…

Other pages from the overview also were redacted, including slides about the funding of the 9/11 attacks – information of keen interest to the families of 9/11 victims seeking to hold Saudi Arabia responsible in federal civil court in New York.

…2012 FBI report that shows agents and prosecutors in New York were then actively exploring filing charges against a suspectfor providing material support for two of the five 9/11 terrorists – Saudis Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar —  who crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.

The FBI redacted the report citing national security, privacy and other reasons.

#TREASON

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Crime and Punishment

Harpers is now a disgrace, pretending to investigate while providing only Andrew Cockburn’s opinion into the glaring Treason at CIA:

“The degree of cumulative incompetence was breathtaking.”

No. It wasn’t. It wasn’t incompetence at all, and that is a propaganda meme to deflect attention from the CRIMINALITY. The CIA allowed Al Qaeda terrorists into the country and shielded them from discovery for 16 months. Orders from the White House went to FBI that they had to back off from investigating Saudis.

“Most egregiously, the CIA had been well aware that two known Al Qaeda operatives, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, were en route to the United States, but the agency had refused to tell the FBI.”

They also refused to round them up while pretending to warn the Bush White House of “spectacular attacks.” Andrew Cockburn is a gullible fool and unable to comment seriously on the subject. You can’t hide the perpetrators from arrest while warning they will attack. How much cognitive dissonance can he expect people to entertain? Cockburn parrots the CIA’s own talking points, its “plausible deniability” machinations rather than challenging them.

Thanks to a combination of court decisions, congressional action, and the disclosure of long-sequestered government records, it appears increasingly likely that our supposed friend and peerless weapons customer will finally face its accusers in court.

Mr. Gullibility doesn’t comprehend that bringing down the Saudis brings down the CIA that allowed them to operate inside the USA. His spin does more damage than good.

The “incompetence” is from simplistic journalists, whom the CIA plays like a Mighty Wurlitzer. Cockburn is peddling a lie that was discredited by 2005 and that Richard Clarke no longer even believes:

There’s plenty of “incompetence,” but it’s primarily in the corporate media which tightly controls what can and cannot be said.

I should compile a list for Andrew Cockburn of 20 relevant facts that he is blissfully unaware of. He apparently lives in a world where the CIA cannot be accused of wrongdoing, and his bias had preordained the conclusion “incompetence,” not Treason. In his world the CIA didn’t blow Kennedy’s head off in broad daylight, rewrite history, and cover it up for 54 years ongoing…

 

 

 

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You think? Bernie?

Sanders has been wishy-washy and useless concerning 9/11. That’s why I was never fully on his bandwagon. It took him until 2017 to say that Saudi Arabia isn’t an ally???

 

BERNIE SANDERS: SAUDI ARABIA IS “NOT AN ALLY” AND THE U.S. SHOULD “RETHINK” ITS APPROACH TO IRAN

 

 

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Cockburn gets the red carpet at Harpers and Democracy Now to blame the Saudis and ignore US official Treason.

 It’s not “incompetence” when you do it on purpose, Andrew. This is outrageous manipulation:

“The degree of cumulative incompetence was breathtaking. Most egregiously, the CIA had been well aware that two known Al Qaeda operatives, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, were en route to the United States, but the agency had refused to tell the FBI. The FBI, meanwhile, had multiple reports in its San Diego office on locally based Saudis suspected of terrorist associations, but failed to take action.”

They didn’t “fail.” They were ordered not to take action.

That is TREASON.

The bullshit “incopetence theory” of CIA behavior does not pass the laugh test. It must be thoroughly discredited, as I have been doing here for years.

America’s Willful Negligence Concerning the 9/11 Attacks

CIA was hiding known Al Qaeda terrorists inside the USA for 16 months while it SIMULTANEOUSLY pretended to warn the White House about “spectacular attacks” that were imminent. So the 50-60 CIA officers who knew about the Al Qaeda cell were allegedly so “incompetent” that they couldn’t simply get them arrested!

No. CIA sided with terrorists instead of with US law enforcement, which is not all that difficult to get in touch with. That’s what really happened. The Saudi angle is the B plot.

 

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia

 

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Say Goodbye to Regime Change in Syria

Qatar began diverting armsoriginally intended for Libya to Turkey, where they were turned over to rebel forces that had, since June of 2011, been fighting against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. These rebels were grouped together under the umbrella of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), an ostensibly secular resistance group that  was in reality controlled by the Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood

Treason, aid and comfort to Al Qaeda:

In both Turkey and Jordan, corrupt intelligence officers were siphoning off tens of millions of dollars in weapons and munitions, selling them on the black market, where they were bought by al-Nusra and, after 2014, ISIS. The U.S.-backed rebels would often sell or trade their US-provided weapons to both al-Nusra and ISIS, and in many cases, U.S.-trained fighters would defect with these weapons. Thousands of fighters serving under the banner of Al Qaeda and ISIS were, in fact, armed and trained by the CIA.