Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oops

Old news, but what the heck:
U.S. government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and recently posted on the website of the George Washington University National Security Archive shed some additional light on talks with the Taliban prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, including with regard to the repeated Taliban offers to hand over Osama bin Laden, and the role of Pakistan before and after the attacks.

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According to the BBC, the Taliban later even warned the U.S. that bin Laden was going to launch an attack on American soil. Former Taliban foreign minister Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil said his warnings, issued because of concerns that the U.S. would react by waging war against Afghanistan, had been ignored. A U.S. official did not deny that such warnings were issued, but told BBC rather that it was dismissed because “We were hearing a lot of that kind of stuff”.

8 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Oh well, no harm, no foul, right?

Zombie can haz prosecution nao? Wait, wait, I know the answer to that question.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"hearing a lot of that stuff"

Fucker. isn't that his fucking JOB to actually, you know, look into such things further?

J— said...

Heck of a job, Condi.

Substance McGravitas said...

I guess I should mention that I heard this on Le Show.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I guess you should.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

And 9/11 "truthers" are considered wackaloons. We fuckin' need a real commission to really investigate the whole mess, not a goddamn obfuscation/coverup.

mikey said...

C'mon, it's basic human nature. When your car's engine starts making those bad noises, what do you do?

That's right. You turn up the radio. When all the intel agencies are barking at you about some 9 foot tall wackjob in a cave attacking the U S of fucking A it's probably appropriate to have them leave their reports in a box outside your door while you go golfing or something...

NutellaonToast said...

I think the wild incompetence of our intelligence agencies is not actually proof that they masterminded and successfully hid the largest conspiracy the world has ever seen, BBB.

On a less trollie not, holy shit this is the best news ever. High five, America!