Friday, December 22, 2006

outrage over U.S. support of Israel.

Mainstream Media, the 9/11 Commission Report, politicians and pundits have all downplayed and/or omitted the fact that the main motive for the 9/11 attacks was outrage over U.S. support of Israel. Here is a rare exception to the suppression, it comes from The Forward:

Bin Laden Aimed To Link Plot to Israel

Marc Perelman Fri. Jun 25, 2004

In an interim staff report released last week, the presidential commission investigating the September 11, 2001, attacks shed new light on the role of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Al Qaeda's worldview.

The disclosures seem to weaken Israeli claims that the issue was only a secondary priority for Osama bin Laden, and they could rekindle the debate about whether U.S. support for Israel is hindering national security.

In a 20-page report titled "Outline of the 9-11 Plot," the commission, which is to issue a final report at the end of July, describes bin Laden's willingness to time the attacks against America with two visits by Prime Minister Sharon, one in Jerusalem and one in Washington.

The report claims that Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, or KSM, the alleged mastermind of the attacks who was arrested in March 2003 in Pakistan, told his U.S. captors that bin Laden "wanted to punish the United States for supporting Israel."

This is why, according to KSM, bin Laden asked him to conduct the attacks "as early as mid-2000" in response to the outcry prompted by the visit of then-opposition leader Sharon to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the report states. Even though the Al Qaeda hijackers had barely arrived in the United States to take flight lessons, the Saudi renegade allegedly argued that it would be enough if they smashed planes to the ground without hitting specific targets. The report claims that KSM talked him out of the plan.

Bin Laden, however, reportedly asked him again a year later to hasten the preparations of the plot when he learned that Sharon, now prime minister, would visit the White House in June or July 2001, according to the report.

Once again KSM convinced him to wait, and the group eventually settled on September 11 after further debates about targets and timing, debunking the assumption that the details of the operation were planned long in advance.

In addition to bin Laden's reported interest in linking the attacks to Israel, the report also sheds light on the worldview of Al Qaeda operatives and its sympathizers.

It noted that Mohammed Atta, the Egyptian ringleader of the plot, chose the second week of September to ensure that Congress, "the perceived source of U.S. policy in support of Israel" would be in session. Atta, who lived in Germany with several other hijackers, "denounced what he described as a global Jewish movement centered in New York City which, he claimed, controlled the financial world and the media."

In a chilling detail, the report also mentions that KSM indicated that Mullah Omar, the former Taliban leader in Afghanistan, "opposed [Al Qaeda's plan to attack] the United States for ideological reasons but permitted attacks against Jewish targets."

"Bin Laden, on the other hand, reportedly argued that attacks against the United States needed to be carried out immediately to support the insurgency in the Israeli-occupied territories and to protest the presence of U.S. military forces in Saudi Arabia," according to the report.

The above article was reporting on an interim staff report. On July 22, 2004, the 9/11 Commission released its public report. When reporting on the 9/11 Commission's report, only the Lexington Herald-Leader dared go with a headline that reflected the main point: the motives for the crime: "U.S. policy on Israel key motive."

When Terry McDermott's Jul 23, 2004 article was published in the LA Times, it didn't have the headline "U.S. policy on Israel key motive," whoever made the headline for McDermott's article used "New Plot Details Emerge" as the headline, which hid the main point of the article. The main point was only expressed when McDermott's article appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader with the headline: "U.S. policy on Israel key motive." In the Forward, the main point of Marc Perelman's article was expressed with the headline: "Bin Laden Aimed To Link Plot to Israel."

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Anonymous said...

why would bin ladin choose now to attack when the insurgance has been going since WWII? why is the evidence posted 06, when he was caught in 03? if this was really about isreal, why isn't bin ladin attacking more of their land marks? Go after the shepard? no, no, the US is not the shepard but another tyranical brother causing the lost children. If we want to solve the isreal problem, we need ot PULL out the isrealies and bring them here. not dump them like a kid at grandmas while they are fighting with their cousins.

Tom said...

"the insurgance has been going since WWII"

what are you refering to?

"if this was really about isreal, why isn't bin ladin attacking more of their land marks?"

The plan was to go after "the head od the snake" the power that backs Israel.

"If we want to solve the isreal problem, we need ot PULL out the isrealies and bring them here. "

That is crazy. The solution is democracy, Jews in Israel must respect full and equal rights of non-Jews.

truthseeker said...

US Support for Israel's Brutal Oppression of the Palestinians PRIMARY MOTIVATION for Tragic Attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993 and on 9/11

Anonymous said...

you claim that the gov. was not behind 9/11 but yet you make videos showing the(cover-up) media lying. you still have questions that have not been answered. how and why is this? is not your gov. media, telling you the truth? your belief system wont allow you to see the truth..... ever heard of flase flag operation? operation northwoods? jfk? USS Liberty? MK-Ultra Project? atomic soldiers? just a few for you to grow-on. the truth hurts, like knowing your born to die. its the truth though. *this is not our gov*

Anonymous said...

Im happy to see someone put in the effort to get the truth out there, i know thats really important. But, they control the world it's not like were ever going to see a president who will change policies. Its never going to happen.

Anonymous said...

keep doing what your doing

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