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Launching the US Terror War: the CIA, 9/11, Afghanistan, and Central Asia

Terror War image of soldier doing fast rope insertion

Originally published at The Asia-Pacific Journal, Volume 10, Issue 12, Number 3 by Peter Dale Scott on 3/12/12

The engineering of a series of provocations to justify military intervention is feasible and could be accomplished with the resources available. – Report of May 1963 to Joint Chiefs of Staff

Saudi officials were ‘supporting’ 9/11 hijackers, commission member says

Former Republican member of the 9/11 commission John Lehman

Originally published at The Guardian by Philip Shenon on 5/12/16

A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission, breaking dramatically with the commission’s leaders, said Wednesday he believes there was clear evidence that Saudi government employees were part of a support network for the 9/11 hijackers and that the Obama …

The Cutting Edge: But, but, bin Laden died in 2001, didn’t he??!

Photo of Usama bin Laden

Originally published at Nafeez Ahmed’s Blog by Nafeez Ahmed on 7/15/15

Last month, I broke an exclusive in-depth investigation into the real story behind the bin Laden raid, based entirely on open sources available in the public record, including some pioneering journalistic investigations by others, official records, and declassified documents.My

Explosive Saudi 9/11 Evidence Still Ignored By Media

Photo of Prince Sultan bin Salman in space

Originally published at WhoWhatWhy.org by Russ Baker on 2/6/15

On Monday, attorneys representing victims of the 9/11 attacks filed papers alleging substantial Saudi financial support for Al Qaeda and terrorism, including a plan to shoot down Air Force One. This Saudi support supposedly continued up to shortly before 9/11. Donors …

The Saudi Role and the Hidden 9/11 Report Pages

Photo of President George W. Bush meets with Prince Bandar bin Sultan

Originally published at Newsweek by Jeff Stein on 1/7/15

Since the early days after the Sept. 11 attacks, when news emerged that most of the airline hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, dark allegations have lingered about official Saudi ties to the terrorists. Fueling the suspicions: 28 still-classified pages in a …