Sept 11, 2012
Ground Zero remains an eerie sight deep in the dead of night. There’s the memorial. There’s the new unfinished glass tower. And there remain holes the size of Ground Zero all over the official narrative.
This week, 11 years after 9/11, the talk of the (crisis) town is a Navy SEAL “hero” trading his anonymity for the proverbial fistful of dollars, telling it like it is – “it” being the snuffing out of “Geronimo”, aka Osama bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of 9/11, the whole spectacle packaged as a celebratory “bringing him to justice”. 
Yet the snuffing out of “Geronimo” brought no closure; what it did was to hurl a batch of inconvenient truths to the bottom of the Arabian Sea. Over three years ago, the indispensable Sibel Edmonds was certifying how Osama was “one of our bastards” right up to 9/11.  And Richard Behan earlier delivered a succinct deconstruction of the road to 9/11 once again exposing the fallacy of the “war on terror”. 
When I interviewed the Lion of the Panjshir, Ahmad Shah Masoud, in late August 2001 – only two weeks before his assassination on September 9, the green light for 9/11 – he was convinced the US would not invade Afghanistan to snatch “Geronimo”. (SeeMasoud: From warrior to statesman, Asia Times Online, September 12, 2001.)
What Masoud didn’t know by then was what had taken place on August 2 in Islamabad, when US State Department negotiator Christine Rocca for the last time reiterated to Taliban ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Salam Zaeef in no uncertain terms: “Either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs.” The offer was all about Pipelineistan – “golden” transit rights for the Taliban for the construction by UNOCAL of the TAP (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan) pipeline.
Yet even before Rocca’s final offer, the George W Bush administration – at the Group of Eight meeting in Genoa, Italy, in July – had already secretly informed the Europeans, plus Pakistan and India, that Washington would start bombing Afghanistan by October. That was several weeks before the neo-cons’ so much cherished “Pearl Harbor” was sent by Providence in the form of 9/11.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 8:12 am