Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Al-Qaeda’

9/11 Documents Claim Intelligence on Bin Laden, Targets Withheld From Congress’ Probe

9/11 Documents Claim Intelligence on Bin Laden, Targets Withheld From Congress’ Probe

TPR and Truthout contributor Jeffrey Kaye talks about his recent report in which a whistle blower reveals senior military commanders prior to 9/11 blocked intelligence that located Bin Laden and predicted that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were likely targets of attack. Also see the follow-up story by Kaye and Jason Leopold published […]

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 […]

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 […]

High-Value Detainee’s Eye Surgically Removed While He Was In CIA Custody

High-Value Detainee’s Eye Surgically Removed While He Was In CIA Custody

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published at Truthout.org. Click here to listen to Jason Leopold discuss this investigative story on The Peter B. Collins show. Shortly after he was captured in March 2002 at a safe house in Faisalabad, Pakistan, following an early morning raid jointly conducted by the CIA, FBI, […]

The News, It Is A-Changin’

The News, It Is A-Changin’

It was a little before 9 a.m. I was chatting with two students. Another student came in, and asked if we had heard a plane had hit a building in New York City. We hadn’t, but I assumed it was a light private plane, and the pilot had mechanical difficulty or problems with wind turbulence. […]

With Osama bin Laden’s Death, The Time For US Vengeance Is Over

With Osama bin Laden’s Death, The Time For US Vengeance Is Over

Just four months before the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the reported death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan ought to signal an end to the “War on Terror” declared by the Bush administration in the wake of the attacks — the “war” that led to “extraordinary rendition,” the establishment of secret American torture […]

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, […]

Bin Laden Threatens US In New Audiotape Over Prosecution Of 9/11 Mastermind

Bin Laden Threatens US In New Audiotape Over Prosecution Of 9/11 Mastermind

Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, released a new audio recording in which he threatens to kill any captured Americans if Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, considered to be one of the masterminds behind the September 11 attacks, is executed. Tweet

Top 10 Problems With America Assassinating Americans

Top 10 Problems With America Assassinating Americans

The director of U.S. national intelligence told the House Intelligence Committee the government has the right to kill Americans abroad. Here are 10 problems with this: 1. Acts that are crimes under national and international law don’t cease to be crimes because you cross a border. 2. Acts that are crimes under national and international law don’t cease to be crimes because you engage in them frequently. Assassinating non-Americans is just as illegal as assassinating Americans. The leap here is not to victims of a different citizenship but to the legalization of murder.

Civil Liberties Groups Say New TSA Screening Measures Are Discriminatory

Civil Liberties Groups Say New TSA Screening Measures Are Discriminatory

Civil liberties advocates and organizations representing Muslims believe the Obama administration’s decision to require extra scrutiny for travelers to the U.S. from 14 predominantly Islamic countries will lead to practices that are discriminatory and ineffective. The Obama administration announced Sunday it will subject the citizens of 14 nations who are flying to the United States to intensified screening at airports, including being subjected to full-body pat downs or body scanners.

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