Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism"

Al Qaeda. Aside from knowing that the term losely translates as "the base", and that we're told that Bin Laden is its head and that they were the purpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, Al Qaeda remains a tough nut to crack. Who are they? Where did they come from? What do they want? Why are so many groups from here in the UK to pretty much everywhere on earth 'believed to be linked' to Al Qaeda?

In Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism", Michel Chussodovsky of Global Research answers these questions. Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA. It was funded and directed by the CIA via Pakistan's ISI in a covert operation that began in 1979 in Afghanistan. "Islamic Jihad" was originally a holy war against the communist, aetheistic Soviets, not the West. For the US, it was intended to cripple the Soviet empire - which it did - and to bring about unending civil war in Afghanistan - which it has.

An excerpt:

Washington’s Hidden Agenda

"U.S. foreign policy is not geared towards curbing the tide of Islamic fundamentalism. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The significant development of "radical Islam" in the wake of the Cold War in the former Soviet Union and the Middle East is consistent with Washington’s hidden agenda. The latter consists in sustaining rather than combating international terrorism, with a view to destabilizing national societies and preventing the articulation of genuine secular social movements directed against the American Empire.

Washington continues to support — through CIA covert operations — the development of Islamic fundamentalism, throughout the Middle East, in the former Soviet Union as well in China and India."

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