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Monday, January 23

"International terrorism does not exist"

That's the title. The author is General Leonid Ivashov. Who's he?

From the article:
"General Leonid Ivashov is the vice-president of the Academy on geopolitical affairs. He was the chief of the department for General affairs in the Soviet Union’s ministry of Defense, secretary of the Council of defense ministers of the Community of independant states (CIS), chief of the Military cooperation department at the Russian federation’s Ministry of defense and Joint chief of staff of the Russian armies."

Okay. Based on his credentials it sounds like he might know what he's talking about. Here's some of what he has to say:

"In this context, if we analyze what happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States, we can arrive at the following conclusions:
1. The organizers of those attacks were the political and business circles interested in destabilizing the world order and who had the means necessary to finance the operation.

2. Only secret services and their current chiefs – or those retired but still having influence inside the state organizations – have the ability to plan, organize and conduct an operation of such magnitude.

3. Osama bin Laden and “Al Qaeda” cannot be the organizers nor the performers of the September 11 attacks. They do not have the necessary organization, resources or leaders. Thus, a team of professionals had to be created and the Arab kamikazes are just extras to mask the operation."

That last statement reminds me of the kind of comment I've run into a dozen times or so since 9/11: "19 guys who barely knew how to fly and armed with pocket knives and box-cutters pulled off 9/11? Who are you tryin' to bullshit? Gimme a fuckin' break"!
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