Monday, April 10, 2006

Is al Qaeda a hoax?

The British are now concluding that there was no al Qaeda connection to the July 7 London bombings. This follows on the findings by the Spanish government that there was no al Qaeda connection to the Madrid bombings, the inability of the German courts to convict anybody in connection with the September 11 attacks (the Germans are rightfully suspicious of the evidence given to them by the CIA, statements of 'Ramzi Binalshibh' and 'Khalid Shaikh Mohammed', two guys who may very well have never been in American custody given the suspicious accounts of their respective captures), and the fact that 'Atta' was in Brooklyn in early 2000 and thus could not have been a part of the infamous al Qaeda 'Hamburg cell'. If you consider that the initial Osama bin Laden statement was an uncategorical denial of any involvement in the plot, the connection between terrorism and al Qaeda starts to look very suspect.

The evidence for the connection come from the FBI, based on the precedents of the African embassy bombings, and the USS Cole attack, together presumably with all the 'chatter' they had ignored before the attacks. The embassy bombings were connected with Ali Mohamed, obviously a double agent for the Pentagon, and there is reason to believe that the Cole attack may have been an Israeli false-flag operation (see also here). The ties between al Qaeda and various terrorist attacks, which have been a sacrosanct part of American mythology, are falling apart.

I have always been loathe to bite the bullet and state that the entire story of al Qaeda and terrorism is a lie. For one thing, it seems to belittle both the anger in the Muslim world and the ability of Muslims to fight back against all the attacks against them. Another factor is the apparent large number of independent inquiries,