When Barack Obama was still in office, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, one of the perpetrators of the 9/11 terror attacks, penned a letter to him. Though a judge recently ruled that letter could be sent to the White House before the outgoing president left office, the contents were to be withheld from the public until a month later — until after President Trump had assumed power.
This week, the Miami Herald obtained and published the contents of the 18-page letter, originally written in 2015 and titled “LETTER FROM THE CAPTIVE MUJAHID KHALID SHAIKH MOHAMMAD TO THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE, BARACK OBAMA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE COUNTRY OF OPPRESSION AND TYRANNY.” It contains the Kuwait-born Pakistani terrorist’s insights into why 9/11 occurred, as well as surprisingly accurate assessments of American politics.
One of the main reasons for 9/11, according to Mohammed, is one terrorists have referenced before: American foreign policy. His explanation is rooted both in history and in current affairs.
“The American people were misled by the Johnson administration and the Pentagon into waging a war in Vietnam that cost 58,000 U.S. lives and millions of Vietnamese lives and ultimately led to a humiliating defeat,” he writes, correctly referencing Johnson’s false flag attack in the Gulf of Tonkin, which the Democratic president used to push the U.S. into a prolonged, messy, and ultimately failed war.
Mohammed also focused on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and the Muslim world specifically, providing a long list of reasons why the “U.S. reaped what it sowed on 9/11.” One of those grievances was the U.S. government and CIA’s scheme to back and support “the Indonesian dictator Suharto when his army-led massacres slaughtered hundreds of thousands of landless farmers,” though his examples span the globe.
He cites America’s notorious desire for oil, referencing when the U.S. built “military bases in the Arabian Peninsula in Tabuk, Dhahran, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and U.A.E – which is prohibited by Sharia laws – to secure a non-stop flood of oil to [their] country at the cheapest price.” He argues this was “to support the dictatorial rule of monarchial families and oppressive, corrupt, dynastic regimes and looting the wealth of the Muslim Ummah population; and to accomplish [U.S.] military objectives there.”
He references the CIA’s 1953 coup in Iran — conducted in conjunction with their British intelligence counterparts — to overthrow the country’s democratically elected leader and empower the “Shah of Iran and Safak, the brutal Iranian intelligence agency, for 40 years.”
Discussing Iraq in the 1990s, he references “when Anglo-Saxon crusaders imposed sanctions against the Iraqi people in a manner of collective punishment that resulted in the death of half a million civilians.” He later addresses former U.N. ambassador Madeleine Albright’s claim that the deaths of half a million children were “worth it.”
Mohammed also points out hypocrisies in American foreign policy, such as the American officials’ ties to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before they wanted to oust him. He also points out that before invading Iraq, the U.S. “supported Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War, even when he was using poison mustard gas against the Kurds…”
Mohammed discusses at length the centuries of Western attacks on Muslims and their countries, also noting the way Western countries broke up formerly Ottoman nations in the early 20th century, dividing them up and claiming control in the region.
He circles back to indict the whole of American foreign policy, noting the U.S. has escaped prosecution for their “brutal and savage massacres against the American Indian and [their] crimes in Vietnam, Korea, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Dresden, and Latin America; and for [their] support for the Chinese Dictator, Chiang Kai-Shek, and Mexico’s dictator, Santa Ana.”
“You can keep your military bases in Japan, Germany, Italy, and elsewhere,” he writes, “but Muslim land will never accept infidels army bases in their land.” He credits Allah with helping them fight back against Western aggression, frequently weaving in religious sentiments as justification for further violence.
Though Mohammed focuses largely on U.S. imperialism, one of his main grievances is the U.S. government’s support for Israel throughout the decades. He argues America reaped what it sowed on 9/11 in part because of America’s backing of Israel “in the political arena, when you blocked resolutions in the United Nations Security Council more than 45 times to protect repeated Israeli crimes.” Mohammed cites the U.S.’ support for Israel’s invasions of Lebanon throughout the years, ultimately arguing that jihadists fight for all oppressed Muslims. He claims they represent Palestinians and others who have been crushed by Western influence and invasion (of course, it is impossible to prove all victimized Muslims support terrorism as recourse, making this claim rather grandiose).
He discusses Obama’s ongoing efforts to continue providing weaponry to Israel even as the former president openly questioned Israeli settlements. “While your children may play safely in the White House backyard, the entire world is watching your weapons kill Palestinian children at play on the Gaza beach during Holy Month of Ramadan or studying in their classrooms.”
Mohammed criticizes American politicians’ repeated claims that Israel “has a right to defend itself.”
“Why can’t you or any American president before you say that the Palestinians have a right to defend themselves against Israeli crimes?” he wonders. “The answer is very clear but you can’t say it because your lords will be very angry.” Indeed, Israel wields significant influence over American policy.
The notion that American politicians are beholden to higher powers is echoed throughout the letter, but not just with regard to Israel’s influence through lobbying organization AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). With surprising accuracy, Mohammed details corporate influence throughout government. Early in the letter, he points out that politicians must serve their donors, whether they are in the healthcare industry, the prison industry, or “Blackwater, Halliburton, or any other arms industry of weapons firm.” He says the latter industry requires politicians “to push the DoD and U.S. soldiers into more wars…”
He condemns American capitalism and the farce of democracy throughout the letter, referring to politicians as mercenaries working for their financiers. He asserts that “[i]n the end, this will lead the rich to grow richer and the poor to grow poorer. The country will sink into debt and finally the nation will die.”
Mohammed also singles out Obama, citing his drone strikes, which killed countless innocent civilians and children. He condemns Obama’s assassination of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without trial — followed by the killing of his 16-year-old son — as well as the president’s establishment of indefinite detention and his failure to close Guantanamo, where Mohammed has been imprisoned for years.
He calls out Western media, as well. “Don’t let Fox, CNN, BBC, or American and pro-Israeli channels cover your eyes because they never show the truth, their main task is brainwashing,” he argues. “They are experts at lying and distorting the facts to achieve their masters’ ends.”
(Instead, he praises Al-Jazeera, which is, in fact, a news agency originally funded by the oil-rich Qatari government, an ally of the United States.)
Since 9/11, the political establishment’s narrative has asserted Islamic terrorists target the United States because they hate us for our freedom, because their religion is violent, and because they are hellbent on destroying anyone who disagrees with their ideology. While it’s indisputable that anyone who would seek to kill 3,000 civilians is a cold-blooded murderer, his explanation has been echoed by terrorists before; the Charlie Hebdo shooters, the Boston Marathon bombers, and the Orlando night club shooter all referenced violent, imperialistic American policy as reasons for their attacks.
“If your government and public won’t tolerate 9/11, then how can you ask Muslims to tolerate your 60 years of crimes in Palestine, Lebanon, the Arabian Peninsula and the whole Muslim World?”
As former congressman and longtime non-interventionist Dr. Ron Paul warned in 1998 — long before 9/11:
“Far too often, the bombing of declared (or concocted) enemies, whether it’s the North Vietnamese, the Iraqis, the Libyans, the Sudanese, the Albanians, or the Afghans, produces precisely the opposite effect to what is sought. It kills innocent people, creates more hatred toward America, unifies and stimulates the growth of the extremist Islamic movement and makes them more determined than ever to strike back with their weapon of choice – terror.”
When it comes to President Trump and his recent executive order banning travel from seven countries, people act as if there are only two sides—either you’re for Trump and you’re for the ban, or you’re against the Trump and the you’re against the ban.
But what about all of the people who realize that if the United States wanted to stop the refugee crisis and wanted to stop living in fear of terrorists carrying out attacks on U.S. soil, then maybe we should stop relentlessly bombing their countries?
When Trump was asked whether he still respected Russian President Putin even though Putin’s administration has killed people, Trump said, “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”
Instead of focusing on what the U.S. is doing in the context of what history has taught us, the government and the media are distracting the public with this idea that it is all about the left vs. right paradigm.
There’s the right—blindly supporting Trump, fighting back against the “intolerant left,” claiming they are conservatives, and locking themselves into the same safe-spaces they criticize the left for having.
Then there’s the left—they paint Trump as Satan while praising Obama, and they have suddenly started carrying about the rights the government is taking away from Americans about about how many innocent civilians the U.S. government is killing in foreign countries.
The problem is, neither one of the these sides seems to realize that even with the new administration, the U.S. government is practicing “business as usual,” especially when it comes to foreign policy. By playing the game of “radical left vs. alt-right,” Americans aren’t actually standing up for a legitimate side, they are playing the government’s game and playing their part in the perfect distraction.
President Trump’s executive order denying entry to the United States from seven countries has created chaos and resulted in protests, but there is one major thing the public and the media are missing—these seven countries were mentioned in a crucial report from the Department of Defense in 2002.
As previously reported, Trump’s order suspends the issuing of U.S. visas or travel permits to people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90-days. All refugee admissions from Syria are now terminated indefinitely.
The impact has been felt by individuals with visas, dual-citizens and green card-holders who are traveling between the U.S. and the countries listed on the order. This created an outcry that has been voiced through protests at airports across the United States.
Given the response to Trump’s executive order, it does raise the question… Where was the outrage when President Obama was bombing these countries and destabilizing them in the first place?
The debate has now turned to whether this is a ban on Muslims, because the five countries with the greatest Muslim majorities were not included on the list.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Saturday that Trump reached out to him about the process of legally creating and implementing a “Muslim ban.”
“I’ll tell you the whole history of it: When he first announced it, he said ‘Muslim ban,'” Giuliani said. “He called me up, he said, ‘Put a commission together, show me the right way to do it legally.’”
It is important to note that the list of countries was not created by Trump—it was actually created by Obama. In December 2015, Obama signed the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act” into law, which restricted access to the Visa Waiver Program that allows citizens from 38 countries to visit the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa.
It is not just Obama’s polices that are being implemented, it is also the policies from former President George W. Bush. The seven countries that Trump restricted travel from, are the same countries that U.S. General and former NATO commander Wesley Clark mentioned when he exposed the Pentagon’s plan to destabilize those countries in 2002.
This issue is very concerning, because we have seen Bush’s foreign policies and Obama’s foreign policies push for destabilization in the Middle East, while ignoring countries like Saudi Arabia that have actually had a hand in supporting terrorism.
While the left and right argue, lying in order to protect their tribal sides, it is crucial to look at how Trump’s foreign policy is fitting in the context of the foreign policies promoted by past administrations.
What do you think about Trump Travel Ban? Let us know in the comments!
President-elect Donald J. Trump has reportedly chosen Elaine L. Chao, the former Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush to head the Department of Transportation. Chao is married to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).
Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao
With Chao’s ties to various unsavory Washington insiders, this may be President-elect Trump’s most questionable choice so far for those that elected him to “Drain the Swamp.”
Chao’s family has given money to her now-husband Senator McConnell for years, making headlines when her family’s company, Foremost Maritime Corporation, was caught trafficking 90 pounds of cocaine on a ship it was operating, the Ping May.
According to World Net Daily, “one of Chao’s patrons has been Heritage Foundation donor Maurice ‘Hank’ Greenberg, a pro-China lobbyist whose insurance company does business with China. Greenberg is said to be Henry Kissinger’s ‘money bags.’ Kissinger has gotten rich in recent years as a paid consultant to U.S. companies seeking to do business with China.”
We Are Change‘s Luke Rudkowski has previously reported on Trump’s choice for deputy national security adviser, K.T. McFarland, and her ties to Kissinger.
Chao and her father also reportedly have extensive personal ties to China’s president Jiang Zemin — contact described as “regular” and “deep.”
The role of Secretary of Transportation could be hugely important under President Trump, considering his promise to spend $1 trillion on rebuilding U.S. infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and airports.
With her history in the D.C. “swamp” and a husband who was far from a supporter of Donald Trump during the Republican primaries, the question remains – what is President-elect Trump’s motivation in hiring Elaine Chao?
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I sat down to talk to Haitian activist Theova Milfort, who recently passed out in front of the White House during his six day hunger strike.
Milfort was protesting for Barack Obama to visit his country Haiti and to apologize publicly for what the Clintons did to Haiti before he leaves office.
Theova was rushed to the hospital after passing out in front of the White House during a campaign for Barack Obama to visit Haiti before he leaves office.
Theova expressed that he wanted the betterment of his people, especially the youth. Theova runs an organization that helps the youth and other struggling Haitian residents to help get his people out of poverty. He spoke about how the Clintons raped his country of it’s resources and destroyed his country’s economy after the Haitian earthquake. Speaking about the Clintons mining deal, he called it an economic crime against Haiti.
“After 50 years to get a permit for Tony Rodham, to export gold in Haiti less than 2% of royalties, this is insane this is actually an economic crime against Haiti,” Theova said.
Theova additionally talked about the history of slavery in Haiti and Haiti’s history that influenced the U.S. and other countries, and how the Haitians were the first independent black nation in the world. This is a major reason he feels that Barack Obama should go over to Haiti before he leaves office, being the first U.S. African American president.
“We the people of Haiti have a slogan shut down Haiti to rebuild it,” Theova said.
“We beat up the first army the french and Napoléon army and we declared that Haiti was free and the first black nation in the world. Back in the 1820’s African American’s were in Haiti fleeing from racism and misery and slavery in America. Then back to 1920-30s-40s-50s-60s there was still slavery going on in the USA, then in 1979 some fifty hundred soldiers went to Sabadah to fight against the British for independence.
Then back to 1960’s we saw that blacks weren’t allowed to share the same bathrooms. Slavery didn’t end until Rosa Parks stood up and said I won’t give up my seat for you. A big time blow, that got inspired from the Haitian revolution because we are the first to say “Black Lives Matter” and were the first ones to say All lives matter. We helped South America get independence Brazil, Argentina, Panama etc.,” Theova said.
Theova also talked about how Haitians are seen as unskilled workers and paid less despite working for years for a manufacturing corporation.
“The main problem is the wages aren’t good and the government is taking wages out of those wages and they give only 1,000 – 3,000 people jobs.”
We also discussed the corruption of the current Haitian government, opening the market for foreign businessmen while selling out their own people.
Theova told me how it’s been an uphill battle, constantly facing hardships in trying to get his message across to help his county.
Thoeova helps run the non-profit organization FTMDhaiti.org, which provides micro-loans to help Haitians. Theova added “handouts don’t work in Haiti, we say that the best way to help people is teach them how to catch a fish not give them a fish daily, we do financial training, how to run a small business, how to run it, how to deal with customer service, how to maintain stocks and we give them a small amount of money to open up or add to their existing businesses.”
If you can afford it and want to help out the people of Haiti, you can donate and reach Theova through FTMDhaiti.org. Stay tuned to We Are Change.
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