Im of the belief that our Government/CIA etc have made people like Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and groups like Al Qaeda among other Terrorist groups.
Osama bin Laden: Made in USA
by Jared Israel
[Written 28 August 1998. Posted 13 September 2001]
[The following is an excerpt from 'Credible Deception,' a study of the 'N.Y. Times' coverage of the U.S. missile attacks on Afghanistan and a pill
factory in Sudan, in August, 1998. The entire text can be read at emperors-clothes.com...
- Jared Israel]
Most of us never heard of Osama bin Laden before last August 21st but by saying he was "the preeminent organizer and financier of international
terrorism in the world today," President Clinton conjured up images of rage and random mayhem that seemed to justify swift, strong action.
We were told the main target of the missile attack was not just bin Laden, but: "...terrorist facilities and infrastructure in Afghanistan. Our
forces targeted one of the most active terrorist bases in the world...a training camp for literally thousands of terrorists from around the globe."
(NY Times, 8/21/98, p. a12. )
This theme - that there is a terrorist organization which links the terrorist base in Afghanistan with a terrorist factory in Sudan - is repeated
throughout the August 21st NY Times.
The Afghan "terrorist base" is of course Clinton's strong suit. A "terrorist base" is a place where terrorists prepare for war; a "terrorist
base" is fair game. Factories, on the other hand, are a problem. Americans are squeamish about bombing factories and burning the skin off the
workers' backs. The trick is: link the base to the factory.
Here's the argument: terrorists, financed by the rich Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Embassy bombings, built a complex of terrorist training
camps in Afghanistan. The U.S., arch-enemy of terror, rolled up its sleeves and destroyed these training camps and a bin Laden-owned factory in Sudan
as well. The U.S. has thereby sent a message to terrorists around the globe. They can read our missiles. They will be hunted down and destroyed
without mercy. The U.S. is on the job.
But wait. What if the training camps were falsely portrayed? What if they had been built by the U.S. government? What if bin Laden and his associates
were in fact old CIA hands?
It would be a bit awkward, wouldn't it?
If this was true, and if the Times knew it was true on August 21st, wouldn't the Times' failure to print this information on page one constitute a
profound betrayal of trust?
BUT THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW...
The complex the U.S. attacked on August 20th is located near the Pakistani border:
''The camps, hidden in the steep mountains and mile-deep valleys of Paktia province, were the place where all seven ranking Afghan resistance
leaders maintained underground headquarters and clandestine weapons stocks during their bitter and ultimately successful war against Soviet troops
from Dec. 1979 to February 1989, according to American intelligence veterans…The Afghan resistance was backed by the intelligence services of the
United States and Saudi Arabia...[and this camp represents] ‘the last word in NATO engineering techniques.’" (NY Times, 8/24/98, p.A1 & A7. )
And the "resistance fighters" whom the U.S. backed in the Afghan war during the 80s?
"Some of the same warriors who fought the Soviets with the CIA’s help are now fighting under Mr. bin Laden’s banner." (ibid., p.A1)
So. These people, whom the U.S. government calls the worst terrorists in the world, were set up in the business by the U.S. government. And the Times
knew this on August 21st when it devoted many articles to covering the missile attacks. The Times management chose to withhold this critical
information from the public.