20 October, 2020

Fight Club: Jehad Discoursers

A cache of Al Qaeda recordings analyses the rise and attenuation of Bin Laden’s influence, and casts doubt on his hand at their one terrible act of terror

Fight Club: Jehad Discoursers

The attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, spawned an entire industry of conspiracy theories that questioned the official account of the destruction of the twin towers: these range from their controlled demolition to deliberate inaction by the US military to intentional obfuscation of the real target (purportedly the smaller 7 World Trade Center, which hosted the CIA, DOD and Secret Service).

In response, the US government app­ointed the 9/11 Commission, which after years of investigation concluded that Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda network alone were responsible for those shocking events in New York and Washington. However, even staunch defenders of the commission report (including seve­ral commissioners themselves) have admitted that the entire chain of events leading up to the attacks may never be fully known. And now, a new study prepared meticulously over 12 years will invite further scrutiny of the established version of the making of 9/11.

A little-known aspect of Bin Laden is that from his arrival in Afghanistan in...



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