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Report: U.S. Government and NATO Worked with Bin Laden and His Top Lieutenant 3 Months AFTER 9/11
Update: BBC and Guardian investigative reporter – and New York Times bestselling author – Greg Palast, who is famous for obtaining original source documents from whistleblowers which tell the real story, says that the U.S. squashed real investigations into 9/11 and the Boston bombings to cover up the fact that we supported terrorism in Chechnya aimed at Russia.
Edmonds told us:
I know the source of that ‘secret’ filed sent to [Palast], and what that investigation contained. This was the time-period when I began my reporting (whistleblowing) in the FBI. Both, the file and the source, were from the FBI Washington Field Office.
What Palast doesn’t have: The file he refers to was only a small sub-file of a much larger investigation/operation under FBI counterintelligence. The larger file/operation which began in 1996, and was shut down completely in February 2002 contains key US persons directing CIA-NATO joint operations in Central Asia/Caucasus/Xinjiang in partnership with Zawahiri-Bin Ladin & Fethullah Gulen (The Turkish Imam who has built 350+ mosques and 100s of Madrasas in the region).
Palast has a very small chunk of a much bigger operation.
Late 1990: Fervent Muslim / Former Nazi Supporter "Wins" Vote in Mostly Secular Bosnia. This Alija Izetbegovic in 1970 wrote a manifesto: “There can be no peace or harmony between the ‘Islamic religion’ and non-Islamic social and political institutions.” He also wrote, “Our objective is the Islamization of Muslims” and “Our motto is to have faith and fight.” "In 1983, the Communist government of Yugoslavia sentenced him to 14-years in prison on charges of conspiring to create a Muslim state, however he was released in 1988." In 2015, Izetbegovic was revealed by former CIA agent Rbert Baer as being a CIA asset during that time (amongst many other Yugolsavian officials related to the war). www.ebritic.com...
January, 12 1991: CIA agents were on the ground in Sarajevo "to keep an eye on alleged terrorists of Serbian nationality, who were expected to attack Sarajevo ...Our mission was to alarm and spread panic among politicians in Bosnia, simply to fill their heads with the idea that Serbs would attack. To begin with, we accepted the story, but after a while we started to wonder. Why were we raising such hysteria when the group clearly did not exist?".
ATF Gunwalking Scandal
"Gunwalking", or "letting guns walk", was a tactic of the Arizona Field Office of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which ran a series of sting operations between 2006 and 2011 in the Tucson and Phoenix area where the ATF "purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders and arrest them." These operations were done under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner, a project intended to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico by interdicting straw purchasers and gun traffickers within the United States. The Jacob Chambers Case began in October 2009 and eventually became known in February 2010 as "Operation Fast and Furious" after agents discovered Chambers and the other suspects under investigation belonged to a car club.
The stated goal of allowing these purchases was to continue to track the firearms as they were transferred to higher-level traffickers and key figures in Mexican cartels, with the expectation that this would lead to their arrests and the dismantling of the cartels. The tactic was questioned during the operations by a number of people, including ATF field agents and cooperating licensed gun dealers. During Operation Fast and Furious, the largest "gunwalking" probe, the ATF monitored the sale of about 2,000:203 firearms, of which only 710 were recovered as of February 2012. :203 A number of straw purchasers have been arrested and indicted; however, as of October 2011, none of the targeted high-level cartel figures had been arrested. Guns tracked by the ATF have been found at crime scenes on both sides of the Mexico–United States border, and the scene where United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed December 2010. The "gunwalking" operations became public in the aftermath of Terry's murder. Dissenting ATF agents came forward to Congress in response. According to Humberto Benítez Treviño, former Mexican Attorney General and chair of the justice committee in the Chamber of Deputies, related firearms have been found at numerous crime scenes in Mexico where at least 150 Mexican civilians were maimed or killed. Revelations of "gunwalking" led to controversy in both countries, and diplomatic relations were damaged.
As a result of a dispute over the release of Justice Department documents related to the scandal, Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in contempt of Congress on June 28, 2012. Earlier that month, President Barack Obama had invoked executive privilege for the first time in his presidency over the same documents.
Wikileak Memo: Obama Refused DEA Permission to Assassinate Chapo
If one high-ranking employee with the global intelligence firm Stratfor is to be believed, not only did the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) once know the whereabouts of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán - the Sinaloa drug cartel kingpin and fugitive from justice in Mexico - but the agency even asked the White House to go into Mexico to kill him.
Among the 5 million "Stratfor memos" published by WikiLeaks in 2012 are several messages from Fred Burton, vice president of intelligence and top expert on Mexican drug cartels for Stratfor, describing classified interactions from 2007 to 2011 between Mexican and US intelligence and even President Barack Obama's response to the 2010 DEA query. Guzmán, one of the most powerful of Mexico's cartel capos, was sentenced to over 20 years in prison in 1993 on drug trafficking charges but escaped by bribing a prison guard. He remains a fugitive from justice.
The first of the messages from Burton came on November 2, 2007. "If the DEA can specifically locate the Sinaloa boss El Chapo, he will be assassinated," Burton wrote. "A decision memo has been authorized to take him out, as a national security threat." WhoWhatWhy, an investigative journalism website, writes that the "decision memo" could refer to a decision within the DEA pending approval from the National Security Council, or a memo indicating the Bush administration - still in office at that time - could have approved the plan.