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some useful links and observations about the creation of al Qaeda

Fake Al Qaeda


"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to
make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity
representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to
accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism.
The country behind this propaganda is the US . . ."
-- Former
British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

"Ana raicha Al Qaeda" is colloquial for "I'm going to the toilet". A very common and widespread use of the word "Al-Qaeda" in different Arab countries in
the public language is for the toilet bowl. This name comes from the
Arabic verb "Qa'ada" which mean "to sit", pertinently, on the "Toilet
Bowl". In most Arabs homes there are two kinds of toilets: "Al-Qaeda"
also called the "Hamam Franji" or foreign toilet, and "Hamam Arabi" or
"Arab toilet" which is a hole in the ground. Lest we forget it, the
potty used by small children is called "Ma Qa'adia" or "Little Qaeda".

So, if you were forming a terrorist group, would you call yourself, "The Toilet"?

The Phony (Mossad) Al Qaeda Cell in Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ... said that al-Qaeda militants were operating in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon. "We know that they are there. We know that they are
in Lebanon, working closely with Hezbollah. We know that they are in
the region," he said. [BBC News - 12/5/2002]

Officials from the Palestinian Authority have accused the Israeli spy agency Mossad of setting up a fake al-Qaeda terrorist cell in Gaza. Palestinian leader
Yasser Arafat said that Israel had set up the mock cell in order to
justify attacks in Palestinian areas. [BBC News - 12/8/2002]

Mossad agents arrested by the PA for attempting to set up phony 'al Qaeda' cells in the Gaza Strip.

The full story:

larouchepub.com - Mossad Exposed in Phony 'Palestinian Al-Qaeda' Caper

antiwar.com - By Way of Deception, by Justin Raimondo

smh.com.au - Palestinians arrest al-Qaeda 'poseurs'

Of the MOSSAD, the Israeli intelligence service, the SAMS officers say: "Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a
Palestinian/Arab act." [Washington
Times - 9/10/2001

Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist

Images from official FBI wanted poster for terrorist Adam Yahiye Gadahn

The FBI lists Gadahn's aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.

But Adam Pearlmen is his REAL name! Adam is the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl was also a member of
the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was
spying on Americans for Israel in 1993,
much as AIPAC has been
caught up in the
more recent spy

Sent in by a reader: I recently saw the article you linked about Adam Pearlman and his brand new feature film in which he plays the character
Azzam Al-Amrika. As someone who speaks Arabic, I thought it would be
interesting for WRH readers to know a little bit about this particular
name. First, Azzam in Arabic means either "determined" or "resolved".
Second, "Al-Amrika" (it's sometimes spelled "Amerika") translates back
to "America". Interesting use of words Mr. Pearlman is using for a
name, I'd say. But even without having to translate the whole name, no
Arab has the last name of Amrika. The name, translated, almost sounds
like a Bush soundbite.

No Such Thing as Al Quaida
are Living in a Dream World

"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed
intelligence officer knows this.

"But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil.' " - Wayne

I've been following Wayne Madsen's report lately. He has some amazing things, nearly every day. Here he looks into the origins of this mythical group, which started
out as a database in a computer. It was a list of names of assets used
by Western powers to fight the Russians in Afghanistan via the proxy of
Islamic freedom fighters. There is no such thing as any organization by
that name, however for convenience some groups may now assert alliance
with that fictional entity, for prestige perhaps. What is truly
astonishing is that it all worked so well, the creation of a fictitious
entity to fight believed in by perhaps 80% of the world. The illusion
took, and now the people believe. Apparently most people automatically
believe whatever you tell them, especially if you keep telling them,
over and over. So it works. It's a make believe world.

The fact that there is no such actual thing can act like a sieve when you watch TV, sifting out those who seem to believe in the falsehood, and those who don't. I
don't trust the ones who believe it. It's not that hard to figure out.
Madsen gives the facts, but all around us we can see a world believing
in a lie.

They wanted perpetual war and they got by fooling nearly all the people nearly all the time.

You can read the article here:



Al Qaeda - The Database
Wayne Madsen Report - November 18, 2005

Shortly before his untimely death, former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons that "Al Qaeda" is not really a terrorist
group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers
used by the CIA and Saudis to funnel guerrillas, arms, and money into
Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. Courtesy of World Affairs, a journal based
in New Delhi, WMR can bring you an important excerpt from an Apr.-Jun.
2004 article by Pierre-Henry Bunel, a former agent for French military

"I first heard about Al-Qaida while I was attending the Command and Staff course in Jordan. I was a French officer at that time and the French
Armed Forces had close contacts and cooperation with Jordan . . .

"Two of my Jordanian colleagues were experts in computers. They were air defense officers. Using computer science slang, they introduced a
series of jokes about students' punishment.

"For example, when one of us was late at the bus stop to leave the Staff College, the two officers used to tell us: 'You'll be noted in 'Q eidat
il-Maaloomaat' which meant 'You'll be logged in the information
database.' Meaning 'You will receive a warning . . .' If the case was
more severe, they would used to talk about 'Q eidat i-Taaleemaat.'
Meaning 'the decision database.' It meant 'you will be punished.' For
the worst cases they used to speak of logging in 'Al Qaida.'

"In the early 1980s the Islamic Bank for Development, which is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, like the Permanent Secretariat of the Islamic
Conference Organization, bought a new computerized system to cope with
its accounting and communication requirements. At the time the system
was more sophisticated than necessary for their actual needs.

"It was decided to use a part of the system's memory to host the Islamic Conference's database. It was possible for the countries attending to
access the database by telephone: an Intranet, in modern language. The
governments of the member-countries as well as some of their embassies
in the world were connected to that network.

"[According to a Pakistani major] the database was divided into two parts, the information file where the participants in the meetings could pick up
and send information they needed, and the decision file where the
decisions made during the previous sessions were recorded and stored.
In Arabic, the files were called, 'Q eidat il-Maaloomaat' and 'Q eidat
i-Taaleemaat.' Those two files were kept in one file called in Arabic
'Q eidat ilmu'ti'aat' which is the exact translation of the English
word database. But the Arabs commonly used the short word Al Qaida
which is the Arabic word for "base." The military air base of Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia is called 'q eidat 'riyadh al 'askariya.' Q eida means "a
base" and "Al Qaida" means "the base."

"In the mid-1980s, Al Qaida was a database located in computer and dedicated to the communications of the Islamic Conference's

"In the early 1990s, I was a military intelligence officer in the Headquarters of the French Rapid Action Force. Because of my skills in
Arabic my job was also to translate a lot of faxes and letters seized
or intercepted by our intelligence services . . . We often got
intercepted material sent by Islamic networks operating from the UK or
from Belgium.

"These documents contained directions sent to Islamic armed groups in Algeria or in France. The messages quoted the sources of statements to be
exploited in the redaction of the tracts or leaflets, or to be
introduced in video or tapes to be sent to the media. The most commonly
quoted sources were the United Nations, the non-aligned countries, the
UNHCR and . . . Al Qaida.

"Al Qaida remained the data base of the Islamic Conference. Not all member countries of the Islamic Conference are 'rogue states' and many Islamic
groups could pick up information from the databases. It was but natural
for Osama Bin Laden to be connected to this network. He is a member of
an important family in the banking and business world.

"Because of the presence of 'rogue states,' it became easy for terrorist groups to use the email of the database. Hence, the email of Al Qaida was
used, with some interface system, providing secrecy, for the families
of the mujaheddin to keep links with their children undergoing training
in Afghanistan, or in Libya or in the Beqaa valley, Lebanon. Or in
action anywhere in the battlefields where the extremists sponsored by
all the 'rogue states' used to fight. And the 'rogue states' included
Saudi Arabia. When Osama bin Laden was an American agent in
Afghanistan, the Al Qaida Intranet was a good communication system
through coded or covert messages.

Al Qaida was neither a terrorist group nor Osama bin Laden's personal property . . . The terrorist actions in Turkey in 2003 were carried out
by Turks and the motives were local and not international, unified, or
joint. These crimes put the Turkish government in a difficult position
vis-a-vis the British and the Israelis. But the attacks certainly
intended to 'punish' Prime Minister Erdogan for being a 'toot tepid'
Islamic politician.

" . . . In the Third World the general opinion is that the countries using weapons of mass destruction for economic purposes in the service
of imperialism are in fact 'rogue states," specially the US and other
NATO countries.

" Some Islamic economic lobbies are conducting a war against the 'liberal" economic lobbies. They use local terrorist groups claiming to
act on behalf of Al Qaida. On the other hand, national armies invade
independent countries under the aegis of the UN Security Council and
carry out pre-emptive wars. And the real sponsors of these wars are not
governments but the lobbies concealed behind them.

"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a
propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an
identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the
'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war
against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the
lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making
money." (Our emphasis, Ed.)

In yet another example of what happens to those who challenge the system, in December 2001, Maj. Pierre-Henri Bunel was convicted by a secret
French military court of passing classified documents that identified
potential NATO bombing targets in Serbia to a Serbian agent during the
Kosovo war in 1998. Bunel's case was transferred from a civilian court
to keep the details of the case classified. Bunel's character witnesses
and psychologists notwithstanding, the system "got him" for telling the
truth about Al Qaeda and who has actually been behind the terrorist
attacks commonly blamed on that group. It is noteworthy that that
Yugoslav government, the government with whom Bunel was asserted by the
French government to have shared information, claimed that Albanian and
Bosnian guerrillas in the Balkans were being backed by elements of "Al
Qaeda." We now know that these guerrillas were being backed by money
provided by the Bosnian Defense Fund, an entity established as a
special fund at Bush-influenced Riggs Bank, and directed by Richard
Perle and Douglas Feith.

Former CIA Officials Admit To Faking Bin Laden Video


Former CIA Officials Admit To Faking Bin Laden VideoFormer CIA Officials Admit To Faking Bin Laden Video

by Steve Watson
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Two former CIA officials have admitted to creating a fake video in which intelligence officers dressed up as
Osama Bin
Laden and his cronies in an effort to defame the terrorist leader
throughout the
middle east.

The details are outlined in a Washington Post article by investigative reporter and former Army Intelligence case officer Jeff Stein.

Stein’s sources told him that during planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq,
the CIA’s Iraq Operations Group considered creating a fake video of
Hussein engaged in sexual acts with a teenage boy, then flooding Iraq
with copies of the tape.

That idea, along with faking Iraqi news bulletins, never came to fruition according to the former CIA officials,
because agreement on the projects could not be reached between the Iraq
and CIA’s Office of Technical Services.

However, the two sources reveal that the agency did previously concoct at least one fake Bin Laden video:

The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire
bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of the
former CIA
officers recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from
“some of
us darker-skinned employees,” he said.

The former officials told Stein that the project was taken over by the military after it ground to a halt:

The reality, the former officials said, was that the agency really didn’t have enough money and expertise to carry out

“The military took them over,” said one. “They had assets in psy-war down at Ft.
at the army’s special warfare center.

This latest revelation bolsters evidence that the intelligence agencies, and perhaps more significantly, the military
have been
engaged in creating fake Bin Laden videos in the past.

As we have exhaustively documented, Intelcenter, the U.S. monitoring group that routinely releases Bin Laden video and audio,
much of
which have been proven to be either rehashed
old footage
or outright fakes, is an offshoot of
security company that monitors intelligence from the middle east.

IDEFENSE is heavily populated by long serving ex military intelligence officials, such as senior military psy-op
officer Jim Melnick, who served 16 years in the US
army and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in psychological
Melnick has also worked directly for former Defense Secretary Donald

Intelcenter notoriously released the “laughing hijackers” tape and claimed it was an Al-Qaeda video, despite the fact that the footage was
obtained by a
“security agency” at a 2000 Bin Laden speech.

IntelCenter was also caught adding its logo to a tape at the same time as Al-Qaeda’s so-called media arm As-Sahab
added its
logo, proving the two organizations were one and the same.

Could the CIA group of “dark skinned actors” have been behind the infamous December 2001 “Fat nosed” Bin
Laden video
, that was
magically found in a house in Jalalabad after
forces moved in?

The tape featured a fat Osama laughing and joking about how he’d carried out 9/11. The video was also

in order to manipulate viewer opinion and featured “Bin Laden” praising
two of
the hijackers, only he got their names wrong. This Osama also used the
hand to write with and wore gold rings, a practice totally in
opposition to the
Muslim faith.

Despite the fact that the man in the video looks nothing like Bin Laden, the CIA stood
by it
and declared it to be the official “9/11 confession video”.

The latest revelations also shed light on another past Bin Laden release – a tape in which he ludicrously declared himself in league with Saddam Hussein
the weeks before the invasion of Iraq.

The notion that the CIA project was taken over and drastically improved by the Pentagon at some point after 2003
with the improvement in quality of Bin Laden videos in later years.
notably the video that was released immediately ahead of the 2004 election, and it’s
manipulated duplicate from 2007, in which Bin Laden
to have a dyed beard.

For a run down of some of the most notoriously dubious Bin Laden videos see the following article.

New Bin Laden “Confession” Tape: Fake Like The Rest?

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