Powerful politicians, journalists and opinion writers have been lying to the American people for years to protect the policy of U.S. support of Israel. You can see what they have been doing in these videos:
Thousands of Americans died on 9/11 yet politicians were more worried about protecting the policy of supporting Israel than giving the American people an honest an full account of why we were attacked. The 9/11 Commissioners shamefully suppressed several mentions of Israel in the 9/11 Report and downplayed that main motive and here is the excuse the 2 top commissioners admit to for doing it in a book they wrote after the 9/11 Report was released: “In their view, listing U.S. support for Israel as a root cause of al Qaeda’s opposition to the United States indicated that the United States should reassess that policy. ” How disgusting is it that these guys think their job was to keep the American people from reassessing the policy of supporting Israel! The Commission failed its duty to fulfill its mandate to “to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks” and ” to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks” because their first priority was protecting the policy of supporting Israel!
And there has been a dramatic pattern of lies and suppression. Thomas Friedman wrote back in 1998 that Ramzi Yousef and Osama bin Laden “have no specific ideological program or demands.” Yet this is after Youself sent a letter to the NYT spelling out crystal clear demands after they attacked the WTC in 1993: “This action was done in response for the American political, economical, and military support to Israel the state of terrorism and to the rest of the dictator countries in the region.
OUR DEMANDS ARE:
1 – Stop all military, economical, and
political aid to Israel.
2 – All diplomatic relations with Israel
3 – Not to interfere with any of the
Middle East countries interior affairs.”
After his capture, the FBI questioned Ramzi Yousef on the flight back from Pakistan about his motivations for bombing the World Trade Center in 1993.
“Yousef said he took no thrill from killing American citizens and felt guilty about the civilian deaths he had caused. But his conscience was overridden by his desire to stop the killing of Arabs by Israeli troops.” “Yousef said he “would like it to be different,” but only terrible violence could force this kind of abrupt political change. He said that he truly believed his actions had been rational and logical in pursuit of a change in U.S. policy toward Israel. He mentioned no other motivation during the flight and no other issue in American foreign policy that concerned him.” Steve Coll, Ghost Wars p273
And Osama bin Laden had already made it clear by 1998 since two fatwas had been publsiehd plus interviews with the press: This is from a 1997 interview:
REPORTER: Mr. Bin Ladin, you’ve declared a jihad against the United States. Can you tell us why? And is the jihad directed against the US government or the United States’ troops in Arabia? What about US civilians in Arabia or the people of the United States?
BIN LADIN: We declared jihad against the US government,because the US government is unjust, criminal and tyrannical. It has committed acts that are extremely unjust, hideous and criminal whether directly or through its support of the Israeli occupation of the Prophet’s Night Travel Land (Palestine). And we believe the US is directly responsible for those who were killed in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. The mention of the US reminds us before everything else of those innocent children who were dismembered, their heads and arms cut off in the recent explosion that took place in Qana (in Lebanon). This US government abandoned even humanitarian feelings by these hideous crimes. It transgressed all bounds and behaved in a way not witnessed before by any power or any imperialist power in the world.
Friedman denied specifically that Ramzi Yousef and Osama bin Laden had specific demands. “The super-empowered angry men have no specific ideological program or demands … Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing, was a super-empowered angry man. Osama bin Laden is another.”
Even after the 9/11 attack, Friedman continued to lie, he claimed, “the fact is that bin Laden never focused on this issue. He only started talking about “Palestine” after September 11, when he sensed that he might be losing the support of the Arab street. ” (p311 of Longitudes & Attitudes ) and ” Osama bin Laden never mentioned the Palestinian cause as motivating his actions until he felt he was losing support in the Arab world. ” (p361-362 of Longitudes & Attitudes ) What Friedman has written is a flat out lie.
The video playlist linked above shows others playing along with this dishonest agenda, including Dan Rather not reading “Israel” from the Reuters newswire on the morning of the 9/11 attack: “Expert: Bin Laden Warned of ‘Unprecedented’ Attack (Reuters) Sep 11, 11:19 AM ET
Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden warned three weeks ago that he and his followers would carry out an unprecedented attack on U.S. interests for its support of Israel, an Arab journalist with access to him said Tuesday.”