"A few Arabs in the desert
could not have pulled this off..." Why Osama is perfect for this attack.
theorists like to say "Some Arabs with box cutters couldn't
have pulled this off." Let's forget for a minute how racist
that statement is. (Arabs can do anything Americans can do)
Let's also imagine that the hijackers didn't make it clear
they had a bomb as well as the box cutters. The fact is they
were the perfect ones to pull this off. Osama went to school for civil engineering at a time when the towers
were being built. America thought enough of him to use him
to hold off the USSR in Afghanistan. Most of the hijackers
have college educations. Some had flight experience and
trained with simulators.
filled with jet fuel is just a very destructive flying car
bomb. Is he really that smart or was the US government not
smart enough to realize this? There is evidence some thought
about this but failed to act quickly enough to stop it.
Telling pilots not to open the cockpit doors under any
circumstance and fitting the airliners with better cockpit
doors may have stopped the attacks. Just as tellers in a
bank are instructed to give money to bank robbers, pilots
were under the old rules of letting hijackers do what they
want. Any small group could have done what he did. Saying
they were a few Arabs from the desert is appealing to the
racist in us.
conspiracy story suggests a few Arabs can't convince you
they have a bomb and are dangerous. Remember that most
hijackings ended in the past with hijackers making demands
and sometimes people being rescued by specialists in
hijackings. Now add the hijackers attacking and possibly
killing crew members and you can easily conclude the
passengers had little reason to risk injury or death. So you
don't need any government intervention to carry out that
part of the plan. If the passengers of the other airliners
knew what was coming I'm sure the plan wouldn't have worked
as well. We can draw that conclusion from flight 93.
conspiracy story also suggests it would be impossible to
evade radar without government help. As if there aren't
4,000 airliners in the air at any given time in America.
There were hundreds in that area alone. It may have been
easier to intercept an airliner with the transponder on but
even that isn't easy due to the amount of airliners in the
air at the time. One airliner that didn't have anything to
do with the attack was thought to be a hijacking and people
were planning an intercept. Can you imagine if that plane
was brought down by accident? Conspiracy theorists want us
to believe its easy to quickly find these flying "needles in
the haystacks" when they can't even find photos of iron
workers cutting columns at an angle during cleanup. Not even
when it's on the same web site and they have all the time in
the world to find it.
Below is some history of Bin Laden and a link to a timeline of
events concerning 911 and the hijackers and the evidence against them..
bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden is born in Riyadh. He is 17th of
52 children sired by Muhammad Bin Laden--Saudi Arabia's wealthiest
Laden graduates from King Abdul Aziz University in Jiddah with a
degree in civil engineering.
According to Islamic sources, bin Laden participates in numerous
battles during the Afghan war against the Soviets as a guerilla
commander, including the fierce battle of Jalalabad which led the
Soviets to finally withdraw from Afghanistan.
According to the current indictment against bin Laden, from 1992 on,
bin Laden and other Al Qaeda members stated privately within the
organization that a) Al Qaeda should put aside its differences with
Shiite Muslim terrorist organizations, including Iran and its
affiliated terrorist group Hezbollah, to cooperate against the
perceived common enemy, the United States and its allies; B) the US
forces stationed on the Saudi peninsula, including both Saudi Arabia
and Yemen, should be attacked; and c) the US forces stationed in the
Horn of Africa, including Somalia, should be attacked.
1992 A bomb explodes in a hotel in Aden, Yemen, where US
troops had been staying while en route to a humanitarian mission in
Somalia. The bomb killed two Austrian tourists; the U.S.
soldiers had already left. Two Yemeni Muslim militants, trained in
Afghanistan and injured in the blast, are later arrested. US
intelligence agencies allege that this was the first terrorist
attack involving bin Laden and his associates (Source: New York
1993 Sudan is
placed on State Department's list of countries that sponsor
terrorist activities (Source: Washington Post 8/23/98).
US government charges, bin Laden's followers try to obtain
components of nuclear weapons and begin to work with Sudan's NIF to
develop chemical arms (Source: US News and World Report 10/5/98).
1993 World Trade Center bombing.
October 3 & 4th,
1993 Eighteen US troops are killed in an urban attack in
Mogadishu, Somalia. American law enforcement, intelligence and
national security officials are divided as to whether, as a federal
indictment charges, bin Laden and his adherents helped train and arm
the men who killed the US troops (Source: New York Times
1995 Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the World Trade Center
bombing, is captured in Pakistan and extradited to the United
States. A search of his former residences leads investigators to
believe he is financially linked to bin Laden. Also, he had stayed
at a bin Laden financed guest house while in Pakistan.
Unsuccessful assassination attempt on the life of the President of
Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, in Addis Ababa. U.S. intelligence sources
believe bin Laden was somehow linked.
Bin Laden wrote an open letter to King Fahd of Saudi Arabia calling
for a campaign of guerrilla attacks in order to drive U.S. forces
out of the kingdom.
1995 Five Americans and two Indians are killed in the truck
bombing of a US-operated Saudi National Guard training center in
Riyadh. Bin Laden denies involvement but praises the attack (Source:
Washington Post 8/23/98).
May 1996 The
Sudan expels bin Laden because of international pressure by the
United States and Saudi Arabia. Bin Laden then moves back to
Afghanistan. (Source: Jane's Intelligence Review 10/1/98)
May 31, 1996
The four Saudi men accused of bombing the Saudi National Guard
training center in Riyadh are beheaded in Riyadh's main square.
Before their execution, they are coerced by the Saudi's into a
public confession. In the confession, they claim to have read bin
President Clinton signed a top secret order that authorized the CIA
to use any and all means to destroy bin Laden's network.
June 25, 1996
A large truck bomb devastates the US military residence in
Dhahran called Khobar Towers, killing 19 servicemen. The US military
initially linked bin Laden to the attack but now believe a Saudi
Shiite group was responsible (Source: Washington Post 8/23/98). U.S.
investigators still believe bin Laden was somehow involved.
1996 Bin Laden signed and issued a Declaration of Jihad
outlining his organization's goals: drive US forces from the Arabian
Peninsula, overthrow the Government of Saudi Arabia, liberate Muslim
holy sites, and support Islamic revolutionary groups around the
world. He declares that Saudis have the right to strike at US troops
in the Persian Gulf.
1996 Gwynne Roberts conducts interview of bin Laden for the
British documentary program Dispatches. Bin Laden threatens to
wage an Islamic holy war against the United States and its allies if
Washington does not remove its troops from the Gulf region
(Source: Reuters 2/20/97).
May 1997 CNN
airs an interview with bin Laden in which he criticizes US
"occupation of the land of the holy places."
According to Islamic sources, a US-backed multinational mercenary
force is formed with the aim of abducting or killing bin Laden.
Witnesses claim to see 11 black Land Cruisers crossing into the
Afghan city of Khost along with 2 helicopters. A source said force
was composed of 1000 non-US mercenaries. (Source: Mideast Mirror
7/14/97--al-Hayat & al-Arab)
Bin Laden issues joint declaration with the Islamic Group, Al
Jihad, the Jihad Movement in Bangladesh and the "Jamaat ul Ulema e
Pakistan" under the banner of the "World Islamic Front," which
stated that Muslims should kill Americans including
civilians--anywhere in the world.
ABC's John Miller interviews bin Laden in Afghanistan.
June 1998 A
raid is conducted in Albania against a cell of an Islamic terrorist
movement by security personnel from the U.S. and Albania. Two
suspected employees of bin Laden are arrested. The CIA takes custody
of a van-load of documents and computer gear. Two weeks later,
another raid was conducted and two more suspected bin Laden
associates arrested. They were Egyptian nationals and were turned
over to anti- terrorist officials in Egypt. All were associated with
the Islamic Revival Foundation. (Source: Washington Post 8/12/98)
June 8, 1998
The grand jury investigation of bin Laden, initiated in 1996,
issues a sealed indictment, charging Bin Laden with "conspiracy to
attack defense utilities of the United States." Prosecutors charge
that bin Laden heads a terrorist organization called al Qaeda, the
base, and was a major financier of Islamic terrorists around the
1998 The Egyptian Jihad group sent the United States a
warning: they would soon deliver a message to Americans "which we
hope they read with care, because we will write it, with God's help,
in a language they will understand." (Source: New York Times
explosions at US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The bomb in
Nairobi, Kenya kills 213 people, including 12 US nationals, and
injure more than 4,500 . The bomb in Dar es Salaam kills 11 and
injures 85. No Americans died in the Tanzania bombing.
1998 The Small Group of presidential advisors meet with Clinton,
reportedly with evidence that bin Laden is looking to obtain weapons
of mass destruction and chemical weapons to use against US
installations (Source: New York Times 9/23/98). US intelligence
also reportedly intercepted a mobile phone conversation between two
of bin Laden's lieutenants that implicated them in the embassy
bombings. (Source: Newsweek 8/31/98)
against bin Laden--cruise missiles attack a suspected terrorist
training camps in Afghanistan and Al Shifa, a pharmaceutical plant
in Khartoum. US intelligence claims that Al Shifa is tied to the
production of chemical weapons for bin Laden. The Sudanese
government vehemently denied these claims.
US adds bin
Laden's name to list of terrorists whose funds are targeted for
seizure by US Treasury in order to shut down the financial pipelines
that allegedly subsidize bin Laden's terrorist activities. (Source:
Washington Post 8/28/98)
1998 US senior administrative officials
admit that they had no evidence that directly linked bin Laden to the Al Shifa
factory at the time of retaliatory strikes on Aug 20. Intelligence
officials found financial transactions between bin Laden and the
Military Industrial Corporation--a company run by the Sudan's
government. (Source: New York Times 9/23/98)
1998 A new superceding indictment is issued against bin Laden,
Muhammad Atef and a host of other suspects. They are charged with
bombing of two US embassies and conspiring to commit other acts of
terrorism against Americans abroad. Two rewards of $5 million each
are offered for Atef and bin Laden. Atef is described as bin Laden's
chief military commander.
1999 The US Attorney's office files its most complete indictment
to date of Osama bin Laden and 11 other suspected members of his
terrorist organization. The grand jury charges the men for
conspiring to kill American nationals. The first count of the
indictment charges that several of the co-defendants, acted with
other members of "al Qaeda," a worldwide terrorist organization led
by bin Laden, in a conspiracy to murder American citizens. The
objectives of the terrorist group allegedly include: killing members
of the American military stationed in Saudi Arabia and Somalia;
killing United States embassy employees in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar
es Salaam, Tanzania; and concealing the activities of the
co-conspirators by, among other things, establishing front
companies, providing false identity and travel documents, engaging
in coded correspondence, and providing false information to the
authorities in various countries.
May 29, 2001
Four followers of Osama bin Laden are found guilty of charges
stemming from the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-Owhali, Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, Mohammed
Saddiq Odeh, and Wadih El Hage are convicted of charges including
murder, conspiracy and perjury after a nine-week federal trial
during which prosecutors called over 90 witnesses, including al
Qaeda informants and survivors of the bombings. Owhali and Mohamed
face the death penalty at their sentencing, while Odeh and El Hage
face life in prison.
Praise be to Allah who created
the creation for his worship and commanded them to be just and
permitted the wronged one to retaliate against the oppressor in
kind. To proceed:
Peace be upon he who follows the
guidance: People of America this talk of mine is for you and
concerns the ideal way to prevent another Manhattan, and deals with
the war and its causes and results.
Before I begin, I say to you
that security is an indispensable pillar of human life and that free
men do not forfeit their security, contrary to Bush's claim that we
hate freedom. If so, then let him explain to us why we don't strike
for example— Sweden? And we know that freedom-haters don't possess
defiant spirits like those of the 19— may Allah have mercy on them.
No, we fight because we are free
men who don't sleep under oppression. We want to restore freedom to
our nation, just as you lay waste to our nation. So shall we lay
waste to yours.
No one except a dumb thief plays
with the security of others and then makes himself believe he will
be secure. Whereas thinking people, when disaster strikes, make it
their priority to look for its causes, in order to prevent it
But I am amazed at you. Even
though we are in the fourth year after the events of September 11th,
Bush is still engaged in distortion, deception and hiding from you
the real causes. And thus, the reasons are still there for a repeat
of what occurred.
So I shall talk to you about the
story behind those events and shall tell you truthfully about the
moments in which the decision was taken, for you to consider.
I say to you, Allah knows
that it had never occurred to us to strike the towers. But after it
became unbearable and we witnessed the oppression and tyranny of the
American/Israeli coalition against our people in Palestine and
Lebanon, it came to my mind.
The events that affected my soul
in a direct way started in 1982 when America permitted the Israelis
to invade Lebanon and the American Sixth Fleet helped them in that.
This bombardment began and many were killed and injured and others
were terrorised and displaced.
I couldn't forget those moving
scenes, blood and severed limbs, women and children sprawled
everywhere. Houses destroyed along with their occupants and high
rises demolished over their residents, rockets raining down on our
home without mercy.
The situation was like a
crocodile meeting a helpless child, powerless except for his
screams. Does the crocodile understand a conversation that doesn't
include a weapon? And the whole world saw and heard but it didn't
In those difficult moments many
hard-to-describe ideas bubbled in my soul, but in the end they
produced an intense feeling of rejection of tyranny, and gave birth
to a strong resolve to punish the oppressors.
And as I looked at those
demolished towers in Lebanon, it entered my mind that we should
punish the oppressor in kind and that we should destroy towers in
America in order that they taste some of what we tasted and so that
they be deterred from killing our women and children.
And that day, it was
confirmed to me that oppression and the intentional killing of
innocent women and children is a deliberate American policy.
Destruction is freedom and democracy, while resistance is terrorism
This means the oppressing and
embargoing to death of millions as Bush Sr did in Iraq in the
greatest mass slaughter of children mankind has ever known, and it
means the throwing of millions of pounds of bombs and explosives at
millions of children—also in Iraq—as Bush Jr did, in order to remove
an old agent and replace him with a new puppet to assist in the
pilfering of Iraq's oil and other outrages.
So with these images and
their like as their background, the events of September 11th came as
a reply to those great wrongs, should a man be blamed for defending
Is defending oneself and
punishing the aggressor in kind, objectionable terrorism? If it is
such, then it is unavoidable for us.
This is the message which I
sought to communicate to you in word and deed, repeatedly, for years
before September 11th.
And you can read this, if you
wish, in my interview with Scott in Time Magazine in 1996, or with
Peter Arnett on CNN in 1997, or my meeting with John Weiner in 1998.
You can observe it practically,
if you wish, in Kenya and Tanzania and in Aden. And you can read it
in my interview with Abdul Bari Atwan, as well as my interviews with
The latter is one of your
compatriots and co-religionists and I consider him to be neutral. So
are the pretenders of freedom at the White House and the channels
controlled by them able to run an interview with him? So that he may
relay to the American people what he has understood from us to be
the reasons for our fight against you?
If you were to avoid these
reasons, you will have taken the correct path that will lead America
to the security that it was in before September 11th. This concerned
the causes of the war.
As for its results, they have
been, by the grace of Allah, positive and enormous, and have, by all
standards, exceeded all expectations. This is due to many factors,
chief amongst them, that we have found it difficult to deal with the
Bush administration in light of the resemblance it bears to the
regimes in our countries, half of which are ruled by the military
and the other half which are ruled by the sons of kings and
Our experience with them is
lengthy, and both types are replete with those who are characterised
by pride, arrogance, greed and misappropriation of wealth. This
resemblance began after the visits of Bush Sr to the region.
At a time when some of our
compatriots were dazzled by America and hoping that these visits
would have an effect on our countries, all of a sudden he was
affected by those monarchies and military regimes, and became
envious of their remaining decades in their positions, to embezzle
the public wealth of the nation without supervision or accounting.
So he took dictatorship and
suppression of freedoms to his son and they named it the Patriot
Act, under the pretense of fighting terrorism. In addition, Bush
sanctioned the installing of sons as state governors, and didn't
forget to import expertise in election fraud from the region's
presidents to Florida to be made use of in moments of difficulty.
All that we have mentioned has
made it easy for us to provoke and bait this administration. All
that we have to do is to send two Mujahideen to the furthest point
East to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al-Qaida, in
order to make the generals race there to cause America to suffer
human, economic, and political losses without their achieving for it
anything of note other than some benefits for their private
This is in addition to our
having experience in using guerrilla warfare and the war of
attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers, as we, alongside the
Mujahideen, bled Russia for ten years, until it went bankrupt and
was forced to withdraw in defeat.
All Praise is due to Allah.
So we are continuing this
policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah
willing, and nothing is too great for Allah.
That being said, those who say
that al-Qaida has won against the administration in the White House
or that the administration has lost in this war have not been
precise, because when one scrutinises the results, one cannot say
that al-Qaida is the sole factor in achieving those spectacular
Rather, the policy of the White
House that demands the opening of war fronts to keep busy their
various corporations - whether they be working in the field of arms
or oil or reconstruction - has helped al-Qaida to achieve these
And so it has appeared to some
analysts and diplomats that the White House and us are playing as
one team towards the economic goals of the United States, even if
the intentions differ.
And it was to these sorts of
notions and their like that the British diplomat and others were
referring in their lectures at the Royal Institute of International
Affairs. [When they pointed out that] for example, al-Qaida spent
$500,000 on the event, while America, in the incident and its
aftermath, lost - according to the lowest estimate - more than 500
Meaning that every dollar of
al-Qaida defeated a million dollars by the permission of Allah,
besides the loss of a huge number of jobs.
As for the size of the economic
deficit, it has reached record astronomical numbers estimated to
total more than a trillion dollars.
And even more dangerous and
bitter for America is that the Mujahideen recently forced Bush to
resort to emergency funds to continue the fight in Afghanistan and
Iraq, which is evidence of the success of the bleed-until-bankruptcy
plan—with Allah's permission.
It is true that this shows that
al-Qaida has gained, but on the other hand, it shows that the Bush
administration has also gained, something of which anyone who looks
at the size of the contracts acquired by the shady Bush
administration-linked mega-corporations, like Haliburton and its
kind, will be convinced. And it all shows that the real loser is ...
It is the American people and
their economy. And for the record, we had agreed with the
Commander-General Muhammad Atta, Allah have mercy on him, that all
the operations should be carried out within twenty minutes, before
Bush and his administration notice.
It never occurred to us that the
commander-in-chief of the American armed forces would abandon 50,000
of his citizens in the twin towers to face those great horrors
alone, the time when they most needed him.
But because it seemed to him
that occupying himself by talking to the little girl about the goat
and its butting was more important than occupying himself with the
planes and their butting of the skyscrapers, we were given three
times the period required to execute the operations—all praise is
due to Allah.
And it's no secret to you that
the thinkers and perceptive ones from among the Americans warned
Bush before the war and told him: "All that you want for securing
America and removing the weapons of mass destruction—assuming they
exist—is available to you, and the nations of the world are with you
in the inspections, and it is in the interest of America that it not
be thrust into an unjustified war with an unknown outcome."
But the darkness of the black
gold blurred his vision and insight, and he gave priority to private
interests over the public interests of America.
So the war went ahead, the death
toll rose, the American economy bled, and Bush became embroiled in
the swamps of Iraq that threaten his future. He fits the saying
"like the naughty she-goat who used her hoof to dig up a knife from
under the earth".
So I say to you, over 15,000 of
our people have been killed and tens of thousands injured, while
more than a thousand of you have been killed and more than 10,000
injured. And Bush's hands are stained with the blood of all those
killed from both sides, all for the sake of oil and keeping their
private companies in business.
Be aware that it is the nation
who punishes the weak man when he causes the killing of one of its
citizens for money, while letting the powerful one get off, when he
causes the killing of more than 1000 of its sons, also for money.
And the same goes for your
allies in Palestine. They terrorise the women and children, and kill
and capture the men as they lie sleeping with their families on the
mattresses, that you may recall that for every action, there is a
Finally, it behooves you to
reflect on the last wills and testaments of the thousands who left
you on the 11th as they gestured in despair. They are important
testaments, which should be studied and researched.
Among the most important of what
I read in them was some prose in their gestures before the collapse,
where they say: "How mistaken we were to have allowed the White
House to implement its aggressive foreign policies against the weak
without supervision." It is as if they were telling you, the people
of America: "Hold to account those who have caused us to be killed,
and happy is he who learns from others' mistakes." And among that
which I read in their gestures is a verse of poetry. "Injustice
chases its people, and how unhealthy the bed of tyranny."
As has been said: "An ounce of
prevention is better than a pound of cure."
And know that: "It is better to
return to the truth than persist in error." And that the wise man
doesn't squander his security, wealth and children for the sake of
the liar in the White House.
In conclusion, I tell you in
truth, that your security is not in the hands of Kerry, nor Bush,
nor al-Qaida. No.
Your security is in your own
hands. And every state that doesn't play with our security has
automatically guaranteed its own security.
And Allah is our Guardian and
Helper, while you have no Guardian or Helper. All peace be upon he
who follows the Guidance.
One of the
so called "scholars" keeps repeating the ridiculous
claim that the hijackers are still alive and well. The
absurd logic of this part of the conspiracy story is that
the conspirators used the real name of phony hijackers.
Think about that for a moment... These powerful mass murders
can get away with planting tons of explosives/incendiaries,
motivate hundreds, if not thousands of people to become
accessories to mass murder but can't create phony names to
throw off amateur internet investigators... OK, let's say
your ability to think rationally about this is impaired and
you need more than just simple common sense...
By now you
may recognize the theme of these conspiracy stories. They
obviously didn't bother to call the reporters involved in
the article. And why should they? It sounds like a
conspiracy just the way they tell it.
conspiracy story uses the fact that the administration and
neo-cons say "They want to kill us because they hate our
freedom" as evidence of complicity. They say the argument is
a silly reason made up by the government to suggest there is
nothing we can do to stop them from killing us other than
giving up our freedoms. This is all part of the master plan.
It is a silly reason and the administration is lying. But
not for the reasons suggested by the conspiracy story.
hate our freedom but that's not why they're killing us.
Other countries have more freedom than America does.
Prostitution and drugs are legal in some countries for
instance, yet these
countries weren't attacked. More evidence is the people in
the government who have said what the real reason is. It's
the very reason Bin Laden himself gives for the attack.
One of the
sad diversions of the conspiracy story is not having a
discussion on why Muslim terrorists flew planes into the
towers. Without any real evidence some conspiracy theorists
say "The government did it" or "The Jews did it" leaving the
real reason 3000 people died out of the picture.
agree with American support for Israel or not, it IS the
real reason terrorists attacked us. I personally support
Israel but I don't support ever single thing they've done.
Our support for everything and anything Israel does is
what's fueling the Muslim terrorist organizations with
fodder to comment the very acts on 9/11.
Below is a
debunking of the governments reason for the attack.
there will be some conspiracy leaders who will either call
me a Zionist or a Nazi. I don't expect this to be repeated
by conspiracy theorists in context. But the reason Bin Laden attacked us is part of 9/11 and should be addressed.