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Washington’s Assassination Bureau
« on: August 18, 2022, 02:05:03 AM »
Washington’s Assassination Bureau
What Exactly Did Ayman al-Zawahiri Do?


BY Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest,

I often complain that Washington’s heavily lopsided relationship with Israel is an arrangement that brings absolutely no benefit to the American people, and even less to our national security as it has involved the US in an endless series of completely avoidable conflicts. But there is one exception to that generalization, though one hesitates to call it a benefit, consisting of the White House’s adoption of the Israel practice of referring to opponents as “terrorists.” Israel uses it as a generic cover designation to denigrate and humiliate the Palestinians while also delegitimizing their resistance, permitting them to torture and kill Arabs at will, destroy their homes, and bomb them mercilessly. Washington, which claims to be the font of a “rules based international order” as well as the defender of global “democracy” and “freedom,” has developed since 9/11 an unfortunate tendency to do the same thing as the Israelis to justify its attacks on civilians and its brutal assassination policies.

In fact, the US and Israel are generally speaking the only two countries that openly use “targeted assassination” as a political tool without even bothering to fall back on “plausible denial” to conceal their actions. Israel only last week, initiated a politically motivated bombing attack on Gaza, which killed 45 civilians, including seventeen children and destroyed numerous homes. No Israelis were killed or even injured when the Gazans struck back with their home-made rockets. Both the White House and leaders in the US Congress congratulated the Israelis for “exercising their right to defend themselves.”

The principal targets of the Israeli onslaught were two Islamic Jihad leaders whom both Israel and the international media have described as “terrorists” and “militants.” The Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid described the operation as successful as the two men were reported killed. A retired Israeli general went so far as to describe the massacre as “really clean, very nice” and an “exceptional achievement.”

The Israeli action recalls the recent assassination of Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The media coverage described how the Agency relentlessly stalked al-Zawahiri, described as the mastermind of 9/11, eventually learning that the 71-year-old was living in a house in an upscale Kabul neighborhood. It was also determined that he spent most days sitting on a terrace at the top of the house. The hellfire drone that killed him targeted the terrace at the time of day when he was normally sitting outside. Taliban sources report that his body was torn apart and incinerated by the two missiles that apparently struck him.

The White House is, of course, framing the assassination as a great success, a major blow in the war against terror. Joe Biden is hoping that it will improve the administration’s dismal approval ratings in the lead-up to the November elections, but the information given to the media regarding the incident praising the CIA’s tenacity and professional expertise is perhaps a bit over the top. Alternative reports from Afghanistan suggest that al-Zawahiri was living quite openly in Kabul and that he has not been active in any presumably radical activities for many, many years beyond making a number of “conspiracy theory” videos. Both al-Zawahiri and al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden were, at the times when they were assassinated by the US, leading quiet lives with little protection even though they allegedly continued to be nominal leaders of al-Qaeda, an organization that had lost its raison d’etre years before.

Al-Zawahiri’s record as a terrorist comes largely from US and UK intelligence sources as well as media innuendo, which should be automatically considered unreliable. Recall for a moment the lying that the George W. Bush administration engaged in to go to war with Iraq, with folks like Condoleezza Rice speaking of mushroom clouds spewing radiation over the US and a shop in the Pentagon run by a group of neocons producing fabricated intelligence reports. What has been confirmed from independent sources is that al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian medical doctor, was savagely tortured by the secret police during a crackdown on political dissidents initiated by US puppet President Hosni Mubarak. The torture reportedly radicalized him, and he joined Osama bin Laden’s underground group, later apparently becoming its nominal leader after bin Laden was himself killed in May 2011 by US Navy Seals. Much of the rest of al-Zawahiri’s presumed biography relies on little in the way of actual evidence.

What actually happened on 9/11 and who was behind it remains somewhat a mystery as all the apparent perpetrators of which might have occurred are dead. Consider for a moment that Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri never actually admitted that their group al-Qaeda was the perpetrator of the attack. In fact they denied it, sometimes attributing it to other radicalized Saudi Arabian underground groups. Nor is there any actual evidence that they planned the attack. They were accused because they had the claimed track record, resources, motive and possible access to carry out the incident, not because there was any real evidence that they had done the deed. When the US approached the Taliban government of Afghanistan in late 2001 and demanded that bin Laden be turned over to American law enforcement, the Afghans responded that bin Laden was a guest in their country, but they would surrender him if Washington could demonstrate that he had organized and ordered the attacks. George W. Bush’s Pentagon and the CIA apparently could not make that case based on actual evidence, leading to the decision to go to war instead.

Also, of all the hundreds of “terrorist” prisoners that have been recycled through the US military prison at Guantanamo only five have ever been charged with any involvement in 9/11. They are still being held but have never been tried and it is quite possible the case against them can never be made. They might even be completely innocent.

And there is more to the story. Bin Laden could have been arrested and tried but the Barack Obama administration decided to kill him and dump his body at sea, presumably to avoid a courtroom drama that would reveal government malfeasance. And then there are Anwar Nasser al-Awlaki and his son Abdulrahman, both of whom were American citizens killed by CIA drones in Yemen, where their family originated. The al-Awlakis may or may not have been actual members of al-Qaeda, but the elder al-Awlaki’s sermons and writings certainly inspired groups that opposed US foreign policy’s hostility towards Muslims. It is widely believed that Anwar al-Awlaki could have been captured and tried in the US if an attempt to do so had been pursued, but instead the Obama Administration again decided that he should be killed.

Finally, there is the death by drone of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January 2000 under President Donald Trump. In a recent book, Trump’s Defense Chief Mark Esper claims that Trump lied after the assassination was criticized by saying that Soleimani was actively preparing “terror” attacks on four American Embassies in the Mideast region. Esper confirms that there was no intelligence to back up that claim, but interestingly goes beyond that to make clear that there was no specific intelligence at all suggesting that such an attack was imminent or even being planned. There were only generic regional security threats that many embassies in the world respond to and make preparations to defend against.

The Esper claim is supported by the Iraqi government itself, which declared that Soleimani, widely regarded as the second most powerful official in Iran after the Ayatollah, was in Baghdad to discuss peace arrangements and that the US Embassy had been informed of his planned trip and had raised no objection to it. Instead, the US used the opportunity to launch an armed drone to kill him and nine Iraqi militia members that were accompanying him from the airport. In other words, there was no imminent threat, nor even a plausible threat, and the US went ahead anyway and killed a senior Iranian government official in a targeted assassination.

So, the United States and Israel have a formula down pat whereby they can kill anyone anywhere without any due process or rule of law, even if they don’t know who you are as in the cases of the “signature” or “profile” executions by drone in Afghanistan. And all the presidents and senior officials know that no matter what they do there will be no accountability. All one has to do is call it terrorism prevention, which might include citing terrorist attacks that can in no way be linked by way of actual evidence to the person being killed. Once a terrorist, always a terrorist, repeat as needed, and the public and media will swoon with pleasure at being so well-protected. And, as the Israeli general described it, the end result will be “really clean, very nice” an “exceptional achievement.”

Original posted at Global research on 16 August 2022



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Re: Washington’s Assassination Bureau
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 06:39:11 AM »
 The writer glosses over the desctiption he used himself.
Jihad leaders.

Sadly that does  kind of set the tone of , live by the.sword die by the sword.

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Re: Washington's Assassination Bureau
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 07:43:02 AM »
The writer glosses over the desctiption he used himself.
Jihad leaders.

Sadly that does  kind of set the tone of , live by the.sword die by the sword.

AJ stop been provocative.... and let me know why your father was in Greece and in other places?

 Did you catch any fish today?

My lunch was Greek salad with Feta cheese......and Greek Olive oil.......and I continue loosing weight I was 128 Kilos last year and now gone down to 110Kg with out any special diet or exersizes......LoL

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Re: Washington’s Assassination Bureau
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 12:35:20 PM »
Wiz , you post provocative articles often,then conplain when i mention that article writers own words?

A jihad leader  is just that.
If you feel.they are justified to be jihidist fine.,im not disagreeing?
Doesnt change what they claim themselves to be and what that decription means and often entails.

Thou protests a bit much and a tad sensitive.

My father at that time was a field engineer for mcdonald douglas.
Later ive helped traine greek troups in northern greece.
World powers  everywhere use that power to.their advantage,none are angels.

Do you truly believe the british empire was expanded by humanitarian efforts? The greek empire? Ottomon? Mongal?  French, Roman?spanish, porteguese,russian or usa?
 :laugh:
If you want to poke on that type topic what was i doing in  africa, lebanon and syria? Picking daisies? ;)


I dint fish today unfortunanetly :(



 I'm a huge fan of greek salad with a big slab of feta :)
Its my goto  routinely honestly

Ive been  basically 75 kilos (73 to 78)  my entire adult life ,so ive just luckily been genetically blessed in this regard .
I do have a decent healthy diet ,
although if i workout hard  for months i gain a bit of weight.
And trim.up.a bit.



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Re: Washington’s Assassination Bureau
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2022, 09:16:19 PM »
AJ, you may find the articles that I repost here provocative and I never complain if you dispute my post and justify your comments. I only dispute your posts if they are not justified and accurate.

May I remind you that we happen to be on this board many years ago and you also, did not hide your person and posted several photos…. etc….unlike the current group of Trolls who claim to be professors of a kind and talk insensible for the sake of trolling, possible working for the office of Trolls in Haifa or been losers with the opposite sex! We now have too many variations when it comes to sex orientation. 

A Jihad leader is a freedom fighter for his country and his/her followers but for the invader is a criminal killing his “innocent” invading soldiers!

During the years of the Greek liberation times in 1821 – 1828 the Ottomans were not only killing the Greek fighters but also were burning whole villages etc.

If you go back and follow the wars and invasions of many countries, after WWII,  you will find that your lovely country of great patriots, have done exactly the same as also the Ex British Empire have done before you……

May I remind you that “Hospitality in Greece is a duty willingly performed ”
You have posted accordingly your happy comments.

Unfortunately your country or the British Empire have not offered something to my country that my co-patriots will be proud of…….and grateful…. On the contrary the opposite! Before you ask in your country you have too many Greek and the same apply for the UK. The world is our Lobster…….as a comedian in UK, Arthur Daley said!

I understand you do not like what i swritten in the article but its clearly true!

The United States and Israel have a formula whereby they can kill anyone anywhere without any due process or rule of law, even if they don’t know who you are as in the cases of the “signature” or “profile” executions by drone in Afghanistan, in Yemen and in many other places.

The fact of the matter is that Empires come and go and now the time clock is working and it time for your American Empire to go........ tiphat   :popcorn: :coffeeread:
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