Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘9/11’

Why Was A Top Secret Military Intelligence Unit Ordered To Stop Tracking Bin Laden Months Before 9/11?

Why Was A Top Secret Military Intelligence Unit Ordered To Stop Tracking Bin Laden Months Before 9/11?

This story was written by Jeffrey Kaye and Jason Leopold and originally published at Truthout. Senior Pentagon officials scrubbed key details about a top-secret military intelligence unit’s efforts in tracking Osama bin Laden and suspected al-Qaeda terrorists from official reports they prepared for a Congressional committee probing the 9/11 terrorist attacks, new documents obtained by […]

Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Accuses CIA Of Trying To “Flip” 9/11 Hijackers

Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Accuses CIA Of Trying To “Flip” 9/11 Hijackers

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published at Truthout. With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 just a month away, the intelligence failures leading up to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have started to attract fresh scrutiny from former counterterrorism officials, who have called into question the […]

Documents Reveal Secret Military Intelligence Unit’s Hunt For Bin Laden

Documents Reveal Secret Military Intelligence Unit’s Hunt For Bin Laden

This story was originally published at Truthout. It was reported by Jeffrey Kaye and Jason Leopold On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, just as he has done in years past, a top military intelligence analyst identified by the US government only as “Iron Man” will hunker down in front of his television and watch a […]

Taliban: A Terrorist Group, Not A Political Party

Taliban: A Terrorist Group, Not A Political Party

How ironic, of all people in the world, Vladimir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary defined the goal of terrorism succinctly. Lenin said: “the purpose of terrorism is to terrorize.” A century has unfolded since Lenin’s practical conclusion. In modern era, America witnessed the act of domestic terrorism by Timothy McVeigh, a United States Army veteran also […]

Why The U.S. Wants Military Commission Show Trials For 9/11 Suspects

Why The U.S. Wants Military Commission Show Trials For 9/11 Suspects

A number of commentators have replied to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement today that five suspects in the 9/11 attacks, including alleged Al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will not be tried in civilian courts for the terrorist attacks almost ten years ago, but will be tried by President Obama’s revamped military commissions tribunals. What […]

The Book The Pentagon Burned

The Book The Pentagon Burned

The Pentagon spent $50,000 of our money to buy up the first edition of Operation Dark Heart by Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer and destroy every copy. The second printing has lots of words blacked out. WikiLeaks claims to have a first edition, but hasn’t shared it. However, reading the bleeped-through version reveals plenty. [The New York Times, […]

Tortured for Nothing: The Story of Abu Zubaydah

Tortured for Nothing: The Story of Abu Zubaydah

The story of Abu Zubaydah — a Saudi-born Palestinian whose real name is Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn — has always been absolutely central to the “War on Terror.” Seized in a house raid in Faisalabad, Pakistan on March 28, 2002, he was immediately touted as “al-Qaeda’s chief of operations and top recruiter,” who would be able to “provide the names of terrorists around the world and which targets they planned to hit.” He then pretty much vanished off the face of the earth for four and a half years.

Helen Thomas: White House Press Corps “Getting Tougher Now”

Helen Thomas: White House Press Corps “Getting Tougher Now”

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Justice Department Will Look For A New Venue To Hold 9/11 Trial

Justice Department Will Look For A New Venue To Hold 9/11 Trial

The Obama administration has signaled that it wants the Justice Department to relocate the 9/11 terror trials, according to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The Senator’s spokesman, Josh Vlasto, said Schumer spoke “with high-level members of the administration and urged them to find alternatives.” The move comes a little more than a day after Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on the Justice Department to change the venue of the trial.

Intelligence Failures Of The Highest Order: 9/11 And Christmas 2009

Intelligence Failures Of The Highest Order: 9/11 And Christmas 2009

n 2009, we had two additional intelligence agencies, a czar for national intelligence and an intelligence budget of more than $75 billion. In all three cases, there was sufficient intelligence available to prevent the attacks. In all three cases, however, our intelligence efforts were unimaginative, divided and diffuse. A blizzard of warnings went unheeded in all three cases. The United States had broken the Japanese military code, which provided many warnings of a decision to attack the United States. In the case of 9/11, the Central Intelligence Agency received warnings from foreign liaison intelligence services, including the French, German, Israeli and Russian services.

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