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AL-QA’EDA’ IS A CREATION OF

WESTERN GOVERNMENTS

They Have Lied To You Concerning ‘Islamist Terrorism’



by Robert Edwards

First published in European Socialist Action No 45

One of the first big lies, of course, concerned weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Tony Blair and George W. Bush colluded on this one, using false intelligence reports in preparation for a war against Saddam Hussein. These intelligence reports were doctored or “sexed up” to serve what became known as the “war party”, represented in the US Defence Department of the Bush administration. This agenda amounted to a policy of perpetual war, otherwise known as the neo-con global plan of the Zionist lobby running the United States.

How many times have you heard news reports refer to an incident as “Al-Qa’eda relatedor another incident as “Al-Qa’eda or something similar? Note how there is never any evidence produced or any signal from “Al-Qa’eda” itself as there was, for example, from the old Provisional IRA before one of their murderous bombing campaigns in both Northern Ireland and on the British mainland.

According to a 2007 BBC special documentary, AL QA’EDA DOES NOT EXIST, “There is no such thing as al-Qa’eda – at least not as we have come to know it. It is a fraud perpetrated on the British and American people by the governments to scare us into submission. While Osama bin Laden did have links to Islamic fundamentalists and terrorists, he was not the leader of a powerful, cohesive group called Al Qa’eda.  The US government built him up into such a figure to give Americans a face – an enemy – to hate in their push for public support of multiple wars planned for the Middle East”.

In other words, it is a bogeyman of fiction used for wars in perpetuity, perpetrated by America and its NATO allies with Israel’s interests forever in the background.

Major Pierre-Henri Bunel, a former French intelligence officer, explained, "The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qa’eda and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money.

Bunel observed that the term Al-Qa’eda was a form of intranet (an early form of computer network sharing information between organisations) used by Muslim countries and wealthy families for communication ... including Osama bin Laden then employed by the CIA. This intranet, code-named Al-Qa’eda, was used by this particular American agent to send coded messages from Afghanistan back to his “handlers”. The Taliban were once the allies of the CIA, too. As was Saddam Hussein who was armed with chemical weapons by the United States in his prolonged war with Iran.

Robin Cook, one of the few decent men in the Labour Party at the time (the other being Gerald Kaufman MP, a Jew who famously denounced Israel), was a Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons who believed passionately in what he called “an ethical foreign policy”, in contrast to the disreputable Tony Blair, I should add.

Cook resigned in 2003 in protest against Blair’s collaboration in the illegal invasion of Iraq. The rest fell in line in order to preserve their precious careers. He was to write an article for The Guardian newspaper on the subject of Al-Qa’eda, not long before his untimely death. He also echoed the opinion of the former French intelligence officer Pierre-Henri Bunel when he stated, “Al-Qa’eda literally means ‘the database’ and was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians".

Robin Cook also told the House of Commons that, “Al-Qa’eda” is not really a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers used by the CIA and Saudis to funnel guerrillas, arms, and money into Soviet-occupied Afghanistan.

This sort of muddied the waters somewhat for Western governments after the attacks upon the twin towers of the WTO, then blamed firmly and entirely on the shoulders of ... you guessed it ... Al-Qa’eda, in reality, a computer file. The former ‘American agent’, Osama bin Laden, being the prime villain. But was he?

The state-sponsored assassination of Osama bin Laden, many years later, was the strangest of events. It had all the hallmarks of a completely fabricated set-up with a Hollywood movie setting. The storming of a compound by special forces and the gunning down of the ‘villain’ in his lair. All the evidence was destroyed before you could say Bruce Willis or Arnold Schwarzenegger. Osama bin Laden’s body was dumped at sea without any photographs that would reveal the condition of the body. If you ask me, it was a load of boloney from start to finish. They say he died of renal failure several years before.

The testimony of Major Pierre-Henri Bunel is the most revealing, however. This is part of his story:

I first heard about Al-Qa’eda while I was attending the Command and Staff course in Jordan. I was a French officer at that time and the French armed forces had close contacts and cooperation with Jordan. Two of my Jordanian colleagues were experts in computers. They were air defence officers. Using computer science slang, they introduced a series of jokes about students’ punishment.

For example, when one of us was late at the bus stop to leave the Staff College, the two officers used to tell us, “You’ll be noted in Q’eidat il-Maaloomaatwhich meant, “You’ll be logged in the information database”. Meaning you will receive a warning.

If the case was more severe they would talk about ‘Q’eidat il-Taaleemaat’, meaning the decision database. It meant you will be punished.

For the worst cases they used to speak of logging in ‘Al-Qa’eda’. In the early 1980s, the Islamic Bank for Development, which is located in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, like the Permanent Secretariat if the Islamic Conference Organisation, bought a new computerised system to cope with its accounting and communication requirement.

At the time, the system was more sophisticated than necessary for their actual needs.

It was decided to use a part of the system’s memory to host the Islamic Conference’s database. It was possible for the countries attending to access the database by telephone ... an intranet in modern language.

The governments of the member countries, as well as their embassies, were connected to that network”.

Pierre-Henri Bunel was in a position to establish these facts as a military intelligence officer skilled in the Arabic language. For example he knew the Arabic names for the files on the database, divided into two. They were kept in one file named Q’eidat ilmu’ti’aat, meaning database. Bunel reveals that Arabs prefer the shortened version which is Al-Qa’eda ... translated as ‘the base’. Q’eida is ‘a base’.

Because he was a member of a prominent and wealthy family in Saudi Arabia involved in banking, Osama bin Laden was connected to this database. This would be perfectly natural under the circumstances. He used the Al-Qa’eda intranet when acting as an American agent in Afghanistan fighting the presence of the Soviet Union there.

So who are the terrorist organisations behind so many attacks attributed to Al-Qa’eda, considering that Al’Qa’eda is not a terrorist group under the command of Osama bin Laden but simply a computer database for the Islamic Conference?

Notwithstanding the mysterious circumstances surrounding the “death” of Osama bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan, the title Al-Qa’eda as a terrorist organisation is still being misused as a target by the Western governments in North Africa. The idea of one unified global threat from Islamist terrorism survives the death of Osama bin Laden who was previously regarded as its overall commander, indeed its creator.

Many terrorist actions around the world have been attributed to Al-Qa’eda. People in some countries have used local terrorist groups to carry out actions that have embarrassed their governments and then blamed it on Al-Qa’eda. This occurred in Turkey in 2003 when Turkish hard line Islamists detonated bombs for purely local motives but principally to embarrass the Turkish Prime Minister in the eyes of the world. They wanted the West to think it was ‘Al-Qa’eda’, allegedly a vast international terrorist organisation with its tentacles wrapped around the world, commanding and directing actions in any country it chooses. In a word, hokum!

The West accused Saddam Hussein of harbouring Al-Qa’eda as a terrorist group without a shred of evidence. This was later revealed to be as devoid of fact as the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Both the United States and the British governments lied as they have lied all along.

They are doing it in Mali and those countries bordering Mali. Their interests are purely economic, the French want and need uranium, but they justify all this military build-up with the threat of colonising parts of North Africa for decades to come. Why? Because they say Al-Qa’eda is allegedly operating in the region and directing terrorist activity there. There is no evidence this is so but the Western media have succeeded in convincing (or brainwashing) the public into believing in this terrorist threat to the West. Or, as Major Bunel put it, “There is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism”.

The  war on terrorism is the biggest confidence trick of all time, a cover for  imperialism on a grand scale and so the myth of Al-Qa’eda lives on for as much as it is needed in the grand scheme of the globalists. Behind it all are the lobbies with interests that have nothing to do with improving the world.  Vested interests concerned with arms selling on a big scale, along with oil executives and ‘businessmen’ queuing up for lucrative contracts for building up infrastructures after the arms people supplied the military with the means for bombing hell out of millions of innocent people because it was decided ‘elements of Al-Qa’eda’ were among them.

Major Bunel was sentenced by a secret military court in France in 2001 for passing documents that pin-pointed NATO bombing targets in Serbia during the Kosovo war in 1998. He had passed them onto a Serbian intelligence officer. At the time, it was asserted that Bosnian and Albanian militias in the region were being supported by Al-Qa’eda. It has since been revealed that these militias were supported by people quite different in the form of the Bosnian Defence Fund, bank-rolled by US government-sponsored Riggs Bank under the direction of US hawks and neo-cons Richard Perle and Douglas Feith.

Feith, you will need to be told, was appointed US Undersecretary of Defence For Policy in 2001 and created the Office of Strategic Influence. Its aim was to influence politicians by sending out biased news stories around the world’s media. No doubt, the word Al-Qa’eda featured frequently.

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