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The 9-11 bombings Are Not Acts of War

The 9-11 bombings Are Crimes Against Humanity

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"Someone recently said that if Osama bin Laden didn't exist, America would have had to invent him. But, in a way, America did invent him. He was among the jihadis who moved to Afghanistan in 1979 when the CIA commenced its operations there. Bin Laden has the distinction of being created by the CIA and wanted by the FBI. In the course of a fortnight he has been promoted from suspect to prime suspect and then, despite the lack of any real evidence, straight up the charts to being `wanted dead or alive'."

--Arundhati Roy, "The algebra of infinite justice," The Guardian, 29 Sep 2001

"Bin Laden does not have the capabilities for an operation of this magnitude. When I hear Bush talking about al-Qaeda as if it were Nazi Germany or the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, I laugh because I know what is there. Bin Laden has been under surveillance for years: every telephone call was monitored and al-Qaeda has been penetrated by US intelligence, Pakistani intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Egyptian intelligence. They could not have kept secret an operation that required such a degree of organisation and sophistication."

--Mohammed Heikal, `There isn't a target in Afghanistan worth
a $1m missile
,' The Guardian, 10 Oct 2001

"The ongoing cost of Afghan operations is a closely guarded secret. Earlier this year, the cost of stationing 8,000 American troops, backed by warplanes and naval units, was estimated at $5 billion US monthly!"

--Eric Margolis, "Details of US victory are a little premature,
Toronto Sun, 22 Dec 2002

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