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September 11th 2001 America noticed that we were at war with Terrorism. The war had been going on for years but it took 911 to wake us up. Years ago I warned someone who should have known better in our Government about Osama Bin Laden and Taliban. This time I am sad to be proven right.

When you look at the picture on the right do you think:

Terrorist attack on the US

Or do you think:

Saudi Arabian attack on the US?

What is the difference?

One thing I have to note: the deeper I get into this the more I note that Osama Bin Laden, the Moslem Brotherhood, and Saudi Arabia seem to have identical goals. I can no longer separate them. I believe Osama Bin Laden is working on behalf of the Saudi Government and that he co-opted the Moslem Brotherhood to further the Saudi Goals. When I break down the goals and aspirations of this face of Islamic Terrorism they are identical.

Why would Saudi Arabia and Pakistan give permission for the 9/11 attack?

April 1, 2001 Red China forced down an US Navy EP-3 spyplane. They held our people prisoner for 11 days and then they cut up the plane and shipped it back to us by way of the Russians. President Bush allowed it to happen and this announced to the world that he was weak and stupid. The Saudis and the Pakis gave permission to al-Qaeda because they believed President Bush would cave in. They were wrong. However President Bush must realize that when he listens to Colin Powell, Brent Scowcroft, and his father he puts the nation at risk. The planes hit the towers because Bush caved into the Red Chinese.

United Front

Bralevis Islam

Israeli Front Groups

The PNAC Clinton Letter

Notes on R. James Woolsey

Pashtun Opposition

Pro-Iran Militia

Bad Guys

What about Iraq and Iran?

No matter how I search I cannot link Iraq and Bin Laden or al-Qaeda. The war hawks of the Bush Administration and the Pro-Israel crowd desperately want to make that connection but no matter how hard I try I cannot find the link. Same goes for Iran. I think Iran has sympathy for al-Qaeda but the differences between Shia and Wahhabi Islam are too deep to allow active cooperation.

al-Qaeda Camps

Long Before Sept. 11, Bin Laden Aircraft Flew Under the Radar

Iranian Special Forces Reportedly Fight Alongside US in Battle for Herat , Kandahar, Stinger Missiles, War Report – Baluch take Zaranj, Sherbarghan Meeting

Longtime foes revive struggles for power

Anne Barnard

Daniel Benjamin

L. Paul Bremer

Sam Brinkley

Martin and Grace Burnham

Stephen Cohen

Anthony H. Cordesman

James J. Dalton

Richard Dekmejian

Notes on DynCorp

Odilie English

Charles H. Fairbanks Jr.

Col. Sam Gardiner

Thomas E. Gouttierre

Richard Haass

Selig S. Harrison (North Korea's Guy in DC)

Edmund Hull

Karl F. Inderfurth

Zalmay Khalilzad

Malashenko, Alexei.

J. Kelly McCann

Robin Raphel

Ridge, Thomas

Amb. Michael A. Sheehan

Julie Sirrs

Alex Standish

Kenneth Timmerman

Unocal

Kenneth Weisbrode

Paul Michael Wihbey

Mark Wong

Afghan Arabs

Afshar Massacre

Hussein Aideed

Al Hayat

Anti-terrorism Assistance (ATA)

Ariana Airways

Armenia

CHECHNYA. THE WHITE BOOK

Deobandi Islam

Embassy Bombings

FEST

Notes on Prince Hassan of Jordan

Hezbollah

Notes on The I.N.C.

Intelligence Comunirty

Israel

Saudi Arabia

The Joint Terrorism Task Forces

Khat

MacDill Air Force Base

Hosni Mubarak

Imad Mughniyah

Pankisi Gorge

Special Activities Division (CIA)

Notes on Terrorism

The Terrorist Interdiction Program

Hassan Turabi

United States Central Command

WMD

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  • King Amanullah 1919 - 1929
  • Removed from office by Bacha-i Saqao a Tajik Freedom Fighter.
  • Nadir Shah defeated Bacha-i Saqao and ruled from October 1929 until 1933 when he was assassinated by a Kabul student.
  • Mohammed Zahir Shah ruled from 1933 to 1973 when he was deposed by his cousin Prince Sardar Mohammed Daoud.
  • Prince Sardar Mohammed Daoud. Headed a pro-Communist republic1973 - 1978. April 27 – 28 1978 Daoud was overthrown by the Soviet backed PDPA
  • Nur Mohammed Turaki secretary of the PDPA became President and Prime Minister. April 1978
  • Sept 1970 Hafizullah Amin replaced Turaki after a palace shoot out.
  • December 24, 1979 The Russians seize the airports. The Russians killed Amin on December 26th and installed Babrak Karmal as Prime Minister. Karmal was of the Parcham faction of the Communist party. On December 27th the Soviets launched the major invasion of Afghanistan which amounted to about 120,000 men. The Parcham faction of the Communist Party was predominantly Ghilzai Pashtun.
  • American Embassy in Kabul closed January 1989
  • Feb. 15, 1989, Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan
  • Kabul fell to Taliban Sept. 27, 1996
  • Taliban flees Kabul on Tuesday, November 13, 2001


Thanks and best wishes,

J. Barry O'Connell Jr.


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