posted on Dec, 10 2006 @ 12:01 PM
Former Leader of the House of Commons Robin Cook, who admirably resigned in protest of the 2003 Iraq invasion, penned a piece in the London Guardian
shortly before his death that shed light on the true genesis of the name.
"Al-Qaida," states Cook, "literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and
trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians."
Former French Military Intelligence official Pierre Henry Bunel expands, noting that "Al-Qaeda," was an early form of intranet, which was used by
Islamic nations and influential families to communicate with each other. It was also used by the "American agent," Osama bin Laden to send coded or
covert messages back to his CIA handlers from Afghanistan.
It's worthy to conclude with Bunel's assertion that "Al-Qaeda" as an organization is about as genuine as George W. Bush's Texas brush clearing
"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a
propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV
watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for
the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money."