reply to post by maxella1
it fits into my desire to believe that 9/11 was an inside job
OP let me start by saying to you that your desire should not be to believe that “9/11 was an Inside job” but rather a desire to understand the
history and truth behind the attacks of 9/11. You will not get this understanding form documentaries such as the YouTube links you have provided above
rather you should seek out history books written by people who have acutally studied the phenomenon of Al-Qa’ida and not some 17 year old sitting in
his bedroom with some video editing software.
I want to be clear I only watch the first 3 video’s, if you want me to comment on the fourth then I will have a look, but the first 3 are full of
historical inaccuracies and at some points is inconsistent and even contradictory.
At the start of this documentary the narrator appears to by tring to argue that because the media and government where so quick to point to
Al-Qa’ida that this is evidence they knew in advance. That could not be further from the truth, Al-Qa’ida where a very well-known group before
9/11 they were responsible for a number attacks against American interests and where known to have a advanced infrastructure. Even before 9/11,
Al-Qa’ida where considered the largest terrorist threat to American national security after the idiotic Clinton era fear of the CBRN threat. It is
therefore not in any way surprising that the first name on the list of suspect’s what Al-Qa’ida.
The documentary is inconsistent when it comes to the use of the name Al-Qa’ida which makes it very difficult to take seriously. Early on in the
first video it talks about how the group bin laden surrounded himself with during the Soviet Afghan campaign was called Al-Qa’ida. This is wrong;
Bin Laden did not create Al-Qa’ida until 1988 prior to that he was second in command if you like of a group called maktab al-Khidamat or MAK. The
documentary is also wrong in saying that CIA funds went to MAK for distribution because MAK was a fundraising and recruitment organisation, nor did it
ever send individuals to Ameirca for training. This claim if you take a second to thinik about it makes absolutely no sense, why not just send them to
Pakistan like all the other recruits. In any case, MAK eventually set up its own training camp and had no need for the Pakistanis’ or Americans. In
short the documentary is totally wrong about the role of MAK, just like Robin cooks comments about Al-Qa’ida are totally wrong, I would suggest you
go and read Steve Croll’s Ghost wars if you want to find out the true story of the CIA and Bin Laden during the 1980’s.
On the issue of the name, you will note that I usually write “Al-Qa’ida” rather than “Al-Qaeda” or another western interpretation according
to Abdel Bari Aswat, who personally met with Bin laden “Al-Qa’ida” is the correct spelling. Also it is not slang for “toilet” as the
documentary says, this is just a conspiracy theorist’s joke that got out of hand I think.
On the issues of the visa’s, these people where from Saudi trying to get to America, the quicker the better. The fact that they went to Jeddah to
get these visa’s on a fast track means nothing, I really do fail to see any significance in this.
Sourcing for this documentary is also very bad, on a few occasions I noticed that the creator has used wiki, and some other questionable source’s.
In addition to this has failed to provided sources for some of his claims such as the CIA promoting Poppy growth to get the Soviet troops hooked on
He is also wrong to claim that the CIA created the Taliban, if you want I have a thread that explains this that I can link you to if you would like.
If you think about what this video is proposing in the wider scope of the 9/11 story it really is laughable. If you were to believe this video then
you are buying into the idea that in 1979, over 20 years before 9/11 the CIA starting putting this plan into motion. I am sorry but as a rational mind
I cannot accept this.