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BornagainDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 05:17 PM
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CIA admitted Osama Bin Laden an "intelligence asset".
This story is well worth taking the time to read it.

.....In a strange twist the CIA, NATO, and British Special Forces provided weapons and training to the NLA/KLA terrorists, while at the same time, Germany provided Macedonia's security forces with all-terrain vehicles, advanced weapons, and equipment to protect themselves from NLA/KLA attacks. US military advisers, on assignment to the KLA/NLA through private mercenary companies, remained in contact with NATO and US military and intelligence planners. It was Washington and London who decided on the broad direction of KLA-NLA military operations in Macedonia.

Following the August, 2001 Framework Peace Agreement, 3,500 armed NATO troops entered Macedonia with the intent of disarming Albanian rebels. Washington's humanitarian efforts for the NLA/KLA suggested its intent to protect the terrorists rather then disarm them. Vice President Dick Cheney's former firm, Halliburton Energy, is directly linked to the AMBO's Trans-Balkans Oil Pipeline.

Last year's conflict in Macedonia is a small part of a growing rift between the Anglo-American and European interests in the Balkans. In the wake of the war in Yugoslavia, Britain has allied itself with the US and severed many of its ties with Germany, France, and Italy. Washington's design is to ensure the dominance of the US military-industrial complex, in alliance with Britain's major defense contractors, and British-US oil. These developments establish significant control over strategic pipelines, transportation, and communication corridors in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union.


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Update by Michel Chossudovsky:

While the CIA admits that Osama bin Laden was an "intelligence asset" during the Cold War, the relationship is said to go way back.

The fact that Al Qaeda continues to support KLA terrorist operations in Macedonia, with the full support of NATO and the US government, has been carefully overlooked. With the complicity of NATO and the US State Department. Mujahideen mercenaries from the Middle East and Central Asia were first recruited to fight in the ranks of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) in 1998-99, largely supporting NATO's war effort.

Bin Laden had visited Albania himself. His was one of several fundamentalist groups that had sent units to fight in Kosovo. He is believed to have established an operation in Albania in 1994. Albanian sources say Sali Berisha, who was then president, had links with some groups that later proved to be extreme fundamentalists. (Sunday Times, London, 29 November 1998.).......


........Extensively documented by the Macedonian press and statements of the Macedonian authorities, the US government and the "Islamic Militant Network" are working hand in glove in supporting and financing the self-proclaimed National Liberation Army (NLA), involved in the terrorist attacks in Macedonia. The NLA is a proxy of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). In turn the KLA and the UN sponsored Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) are identical institutions with the same commanders and military personnel. KPC Commanders on UN salaries are fighting in the NLA together with the Mujahideen. In a bitter twist, while supported and financed by Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda, the KLA-NLA is also supported by NATO and the United Nations mission to Kosovo (UNMIK).

The KLA-NLA terrorists are funded by US military aid, the United Nations peace-keeping budget, as well as by several Islamic organisations including Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda. Meanwhile, drug money is being used to finance the terrorists with the complicity of the US government. US military advisers mingle with Mujahideen within the same paramilitary force, Western mercenaries from NATO countries fight alongside Mujahideen recruited in the Middle East and Central Asia.

The Bush Administration has stated that it has proof that Osama bin Laden is behind the attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon. A major war, supposedly "against international terrorism", has been launched by the Bush Administration. In Macedonia, however, the evidence amply confirms that the Bush Administration (together with NATO) is directly supporting terrorist organisations which have links to Al Qaeda. In other words, the Bush Administration is harboring international terrorism as part of its foreign policy agenda. The main justification for waging the so-called war on terrorism has been a total fabrication. The American people have been deliberately and consciously misled by their government into supporting a major military adventure which affects our collective future.......


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http://www.projectcensored.org/publications/2003/10.htm...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 05:23 PM
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1. "Smirk, smirk, smirk." - Commander AWOL
Edited on Thu Jul-19-07 05:25 PM by SpiralHawk
"We have always been at war with Emmanuel Goldstien, I mean Ooooo-sam-a-bin Laden. Smirk, smirk, smirk" - Commander AWOL

"BEWARE OF EVIL DOERS (Smirk, smirk, smirk)" - Commander AWOL
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 05:27 PM
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2. Where?
Is there anything that shows the CIA ever "admitted Osama bin Laden (was) an 'intelligence asset'"? Other than someone saying the CIA "admitted" this, without providing any CIA document to back this up?
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 06:52 PM
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5. Seems to just say we supplied Osama's side post WTC93 -of couse we are sending $150 m each year to
northern Pakistan where the only folks that can accept our money are the folks in Osama'a organization.

Our CIA does use some interesting logic as it tries to win hearts and minds.
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BornagainDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 05:42 PM
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3. Sy Hersh says Cheney office supplying funds to Al Qaeda
....Hersh:
U.S. Funds Being Secretly Funneled To Violent Al Qaeda-Linked Groups
New Yorker columnist Sy Hersh says the single most explosive element of his latest article involves an effort by the Bush administration to stem the growth of Shiite influence in the Middle East (specifically the Iranian government and Hezbollah in Lebanon) by funding violent Sunni groups.

Hersh says the U.S. has been pumping money, a great deal of money, without congressional authority, without any congressional oversight for covert operations in the Middle East where it wants to stop the Shiite spread or the Shiite influence. Hersh says these funds have ended up in the hands of three Sunni jihadist groups who are connected to al Qaeda but want to take on Hezbollah.

Hersh summed up his scoop in stark terms: We are simply in a situation where this president is really taking his notion of executive privilege to the absolute limit here, running covert operations, using money that was not authorized by Congress, supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11.



http://thinkprogress.org/2007/02/25/hersh-qaeda/
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 05:59 PM
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4. The Bush Administration has stated that it has proof
that Osama bin Laden is behind the attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon.

It has never been presented!
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