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* If Osama bin Laden does, in fact, head a vast international terrorist organization with trained operatives in more than 40 countries, as claimed by Bush, why, despite torture of prisoners, has this administration failed to produce hard evidence of it?
* How can it be that in Britain since 9/11, 664 people have been detained on suspicion of terrorism but only 17 have been found guilty, most of them with no connection to Islamist groups and none who were proven members of Al Qaeda?
* Why have we heard so much frightening talk about "dirty bombs" when experts say it is panic rather than radioactivity that would kill people?
* Why did Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld claim on "Meet the Press" in 2001 that Al Qaeda controlled massive high-tech cave complexes in Afghanistan, when British and U.S. military forces later found no such thing?
Originally posted by mrmulder
These are very important questions that once again should be answered but they are continued to be ignored by the mainstream press.
[edit on 12-1-2005 by mrmulder]
The Soviet Union with its nuclear capability would have destroyed most of the United States during an all – out war between the two superpowers (and an American retaliation would have nuked Russia into the stone age). And while the Japanese and the Germans, in control of the most powerful military machines in history, had the power to take over most of Eurasia in the 40s, Osama bin Laden and his terrorist networks could not even protect their bases in Afghanistan.
Not only should terrorism be seen as a marginal threat in geo – strategic terms, it could also prove to be a rather limited and manageable problem as far as domestic security in the US and other countries is concerned, argues John Mueller, the head of security studies at Ohio State University.
Originally posted by DrHoracid
This is a link to info about Al Qaeda that predates GW as prez ...
Al-Qaida was established around 1988
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Even if an Islamic terrorist came up to these conspiracy theorists and said they were Al Qaeda and killed their families and them, their last thought would be "George Bush did it!"
Originally posted by marg6043
Perhaps the reason of naming Al-queda and giving it a face is to make sense to the American people whenever the US needs to start an offensive against any country in the middle east.