911 and the Biggest Lie in America

The biggest lie in America today is that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon because they were inspired by the teachings of Islam. You hear that lie repeated constantly in the media and even by our politicians. Any honest study of Osamah bin Ladin’s speeches or interviews would suggest that although he used a language rich in religious symbolism, which is common in the Arab and Islamic World, he was motivated by only a few factors, none of which are truly religious in nature. These can be summarized, in order of importance, as follows:

  1. American military presence in the Gulf.
  2. Suffering and death of Muslims as a result of US foreign policies, which Osamah bin Ladin saw as a conspiracy between the Western Powers and Zionists to weaken Arabs and Muslims.
  3. Manipulation by Western Powers and the selling out of Arab economic interests by Gulf monarchs to preserve their own regimes.

In an interview given in June 1999, Osamah, talking about himself, stated the following:

“This is something brief about Usamah Bin-Ladin. As to what he [Usamah Bin-Ladin] wants; what he wants and demands is the right of any living being. We want our land to be freed of the enemies, we want of the Americans.”

That seemed to be his primary motivation and he repeated it over and over again. The US media purposely ignored this stated goal because they did not want ordinary Americans to think that Osamah bin Ladin might have had a legitimate cause to attack the United States. They wanted to portray him as a crazy religious zealot who was inspired by fundamentalist version of Islam, by economic jealousy, and that he was a product of madrasa and lack of freedom at home. The 9-11 also gave the enemies of Islam an opportunity to attack Islam itself and Osamah was made the symbolic embodiment of what fundamentalist Islam produces. The real issues that Osamah bin Ladin had been raising were quickly taken off the airways, at the behest of the American government, and replaced with propaganda about the evils of the Arab and Muslim world.

What troubled the US administration most, initially, were a litany of grievances that Osamah bin Ladin outlined, which have been ignored but never quite refuted by the US. Read this portion of his speech, which gives a good reflection of his way of thinking:

“It should not be hidden from you that the people of Islam had suffered from aggression, iniquity and injustice imposed on them by the Zionist-Crusaders alliance and their collaborators; to the extent that the Muslims blood became the cheapest and their wealth as loot in the hands of the enemies. Their blood was spilled in Palestine and Iraq. The horrifying pictures of the massacre of Qana, in Lebanon are still fresh in our memory. Massacres in Tajakestan, Burma, Cashmere, Assam, Philippine, Fatani, Ogadin, Somalia, Erithria, Chechnia and in Bosnia-Herzegovina took place, massacres that send shivers in the body and shake the conscience. All of this and the world watch and hear, and not only didn’t respond to these atrocities, but also with a clear conspiracy between the USA and its’ allies and under the cover of the iniquitous United Nations, the dispossessed people were even prevented from obtaining arms to defend themselves.”

He elaborated on these themes in other portions of the same speech and other interviews that he had given, which I have summarized here as follows:

  1. Israel, supported by the US, has killed Palestinians and the Lebanese with impunity.
  2. The US has bombed Iraq for the past ten years_ at least twice weekly_ which has killed thousands of Arabs, even though the Gulf War is over.
  3. The US manipulates Arab regimes and is “looting” Arab wealth.
  4. Muslims are suffering all over the world and nobody does anything about it. And the reason the UN does not do anything about it is because it is ‘owned’ by the US.
  5. In Bosnia, Muslims were brutally killed and raped and the US and the Europeans watched from satellites and wouldn’t allow arms shipments so that the Bosnians could protect themselves, and only when they agreed to give up two-thirds of their country did NATO came forward to help.

And, therefore, he had a right to declare war on America.

Nowhere in here do you find him telling the world that he wanted to attack the ‘infidel’ America because Quran tells him so.

Clearly, as a first step, he wanted the United States to leave his country. It is interesting that he knows that it was the corrupt and inept Saudi regime which invited the American troops in the first place [actually Cheney had scared Saudis into doing so], and he did not want to overthrow it. He went to great lengths to explain why that was not his preferred strategy. He was afraid that any attempts would result in a civil war, which the West would use to its own advantage, and perhaps would use the pretext of instability to find a more permanent presence in the Gulf. He systematically outlined his views on this issue:

“Also to remind the Muslims not to be engaged in an internal war among themselves, as that will have grieve consequences namely:

1-consumption of the Muslims human resources as most casualties and fatalities will be among the Muslims people.

2-Exhaustion of the economic and financial resources.

3-Destruction of the country infrastructures

4-Dissociation of the society

5-Destruction of the oil industries. The presence of the USA Crusader military forces on land, sea and air of the states of the Islamic Gulf is the greatest danger threatening the largest oil reserve in the world. The existence of these forces in the area will provoke the people of the country and induces aggression on their religion, feelings and prides and push them to take up armed struggle against the invaders occupying the land; therefore spread of the fighting in the region will expose the oil wealth to the danger of being burned up. The economic interests of the States of the Gulf and the land of the two Holy Places will be damaged and even a greater damage will be caused to the economy of the world. I would like here to alert my brothers, the Mujahideen, the sons of the nation, to protect this (oil) wealth and not to include it in the battle as it is a great Islamic wealth and a large economical power essential for the soon to be established Islamic state, by Allah’s Permission and Grace. We also warn the aggressors, the USA, against burning this Islamic wealth (a crime which they may commit in order to prevent it, at the end of the war, from falling in the hands of its legitimate owners and to cause economic damages to the competitors of the USA in Europe or the Far East, particularly Japan which is the major consumer of the oil of the region).

6-Division of the land of the two Holy Places, and annexing of the northerly part of it by Israel. Dividing the land of the two Holy Places is an essential demand of the Zionist-Crusader alliance…

7-An internal war is a great mistake, no matter what reasons are there for it. the presence of the occupier-the USA- forces will control the outcome of the battle for the benefit of the international Kufr.”

In other words, he wanted to protect Muslims from any harm but he would rather hurt the “enemy” so that they would leave.

What Osamah bin Ladin didn’t realize was that the US had been looking for ANY excuse to gain a permanent foothold in the Gulf, as well as in Central Asia, to protect its geo-political interests. First the Gulf War and then the events of 9-11 provided a golden opportunity to do exactly that; instead of quitting Saudi Arabia, the US was able to build additional military bases in the Muslim World. The US, with great diplomatic skill, propaganda and economic/military threats, turned the table on Osamah bin Ladin. Muslims, shamed by the tragic loss of innocent lives and made to feel collective guilt, forgot critical issues that Osamah bin Ladin had raised, and went about defending their religion, which hardly had nothing to do with what was going on.

TESTIMONY OF KHALID SHEIK MOHAMMED

Although the full transcript of Khalid Sheik Mohammed’s testimony at the Guantanamo Bay military hearing has not been released, it is very obvious from what little was published in the Washington Post that the motive for all the terrorist attacks was NOT an extremist version of Islam but simply US policies in the Middle East. Muslims and others who understand Middle Eastern politics have been pointing that out for many years. But many Americans, influenced by relentless propaganda from Jewish lobbies, have not been willing to accept that answer. For them. it’s much more convenient to blame the root cause of terrorism on religion than to look at the facts, which could force a rethinking of US foreign policy.

Let’s analyze at what Khalid Sheik Mohammed did say, or at least what has been reported:

Quote 1: “For sure, I’m American (sic) enemies”

Analysis: In broken English, he’s saying that he is an enemy of the United States. However, it is clear that he does not consider himself to be an enemy of ordinary Americans who do not support hawkish policies. Like Bin Ladin, he probably does hold Americans responsible for electing leaders who, in his mind, are deeply hurting Muslims.

Quote 2: “Because war, for sure, there will be victims,” he said. “When I said I’m not happy that 3,000 been killed in America. I feel sorry even. I don’t like to kill children and the kids.”

Analysis: It is obvious from this statement that even in his sick mind, killing innocent people is wrong. So his war is not against “infidels” [as Jewish lobbies continue to insist by quoting a handful of loony mullahs who have never attacked the US] but against US policies.

Quote 3: [Washington Post paraphrasing]: Mohammed contended that he and al-Qaida are not terrorists, but are in engaged in a long struggle against U.S. oppression in the Middle East. He apologizes for killing children in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Analysis: Obviously, he’s not saying that he was trying to eliminate “infidels” or take over the West as Senator Lieberman, Senator McCain and other Republicans keep claiming. He sees what he’s doing as a struggle against an oppressive power that is undermining the political independence of Arabs and Muslims.

Quote 4 {Washington Post partly paraphrasing]: “So when we made any war against America, we are jackals fighting in the nights,” he said, adding later that had Washington been arrested by the British, he, too, would have been considered an enemy combatant. “As consider George Washington as hero, Muslims many of them are considering Osama bin Laden. He is doing same thing. He is just fighting. He needs his independence.”

Analysis: He makes it clear that he has been fighting for the political independence of Muslims which has not come about because of the American dominance of the Middle East. It is the old complaint against a Western imperialistic power that it has such a strong hold on Third World countries–politically and economically–that people in those countries do not feel free. Mohammed does not see the US as fighting for ‘his’ freedom but as fighting for it’s own freedom to subjugate the Middle East to its own will.

Quote 5: Mohammed said he wants to make a “great awakening” to force the United States to stop foreign policy “in our land.”

Analysis: Simply put, he wants to change to ‘policy’ of the US. He had no intention of forcibly converting American infidels to Islam. So from all, it is clear that al-Qaida was/is simply fighting against to change US policies in the Middle East i.e., force US troops out of the Middle East and get a better deal for the Palestinians.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/14/AR200

CONCLUSION

Islam was never an enemy of the US, but some people are hell bent in making it so. All lies get old and die. Let’s hope this one would too, and soon.

6 thoughts on “911 and the Biggest Lie in America

  1. Michel June 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm Reply

    Why you debunk 9/11 attacks were made by Bin Laden, while he didn’t deny his responsiblity and praised the 19 hijackers. Neither Al Zawahiri nor any other person in Al Quaeda denied that. That’s a futeless attempt to beautify and exempt Muslims and Islam from terrorism.

    Remember that Bin Laden himself threatened, before the attacks, that if America would keep attacking Iraq (Saddam Hussein was blocked at that time), he (Bin Laden) would reply. Bin Laden attacked America after a raid made in Iraq, and never Bin Laden nor any of the chiefs in Al Quaeda denied that.

    It may be true that the CIA knew of the attacks, and maybe added to them, but assuming all is fake is against all the facts.

    • sincereadvisor June 10, 2012 at 3:46 am Reply

      Michel: Either you didn’t read my article or you misunderstood. I never claimed that Bin Ladin and al-Qaida were not responsible for 911. They were, and as you’ve pointed out, they even took responsibility. What I question are the motives. The US government claims that the motive was “Radical Islam” [I know Obama administration has been avoiding that term], jealousy of American freedom, or establishment of a Caliphate. All of this is a complete lie. My point was that if you read al-Qaida speeches, the only real motivation has been to get rid of US military bases from the Middle East, so Arabs and Muslims can live independently and not be under the domination of a foreign power. Without US military presence in the Middle East, al-Qaida would die a natural death. Otherwise, it would keep generating itself under different names.

  2. Massi May 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm Reply

    Man, I just wanted to say shukran for you creating this site. Keep it up, really.

    Salaam.
    🙂

  3. Pete August 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm Reply

    So if this is the biggest lie in America why wasn’t there the biggest Islamic protest against the attack from Muslims world wide? When a person drew a funny cartoon about your so called prophet the muslim world got crazy and protested world wide killing innocents, when the pope said islam was a violent religion there was a muslim protest, when a quran was burned there was a muslim protest. But when 911 happened there was dancing in the streets of muslim countries. So tell me how does the confirm the biggest lie in America?

    • sincereadvisor August 9, 2013 at 3:23 am Reply

      Well, that’s because the vast majority of Muslims in the Middle East used to see terrorists as a counterbalance to Western imperialists who have been trying to keep their control over that region for the past couple of centuries. The strategy that Western imperialists use consists of “divide-and-rule,” establishing military bases in as many Muslim countries as possible, supporting tyrannical Gulf regimes as long as they serve US/British interests etc.

      But there is a shift in Muslim public opinion; they no longer think that terrorists would be able to drive out the US and British forces. Also, terrorists have started attacking Muslims themselves and have become a useful tool for other powers. For example, India now regularly funds Taliban launching terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

      The “Arab Spring” was partly launched to have democracy, so that democratic leaders can assert national sovereignty and curtail US and British influence. The success of it is very uncertain, given the problems that Egypt is facing.

      The situation has become far more complicated, and my guess is that you will see all of these things tried out. The easy solution would be for the US and Great Britain to pull out of the Middle East, but since Western pride is tied to these two countries enjoying the Super Power status, the chances of a pull-out and peace are slim.

  4. sam September 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm Reply

    bin laden and his family are deeply involved in western intelligence agencies….in sept 2001 the u.s. had just been thru 8 yrs of economic growth time fir a recession was gaining….bush would be a 4 yr lame duck president unless the goal of a new pearl harbor as discussed by neocons was implemented….it was the only choice the new president had..unfortunately since then the ‘chains of terrorism’ has been placed around the neck of every muslim worldwide…..now when a westerner sees a woman in a headscarf he doesnt think islam the religion of peace modesty….he thinks terrorist….the media has beeb complacent in this outcome….

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