Escaping the Matrix : the truth about ‘Al Qaeda’


Richard Moore


Al-Qaeda the Database Unbound 
Saturday November 19th 2005, 9:12 am 

In a lengthy excerpt posted on Wayne Madsen's site ,
Pierre-Henry Bunel, a former agent for French military
intelligence, explains the origins of the word "al-Qaeda."
As previously noted by British Foreign Secretary Robin
Cook , "al-Qaeda" has nothing to do with a terrorist
organization, as the neocons and the corporate media tell
us over and over, ad infinitum, but is in fact a database.
"In the early 1980s the Islamic Bank for Development,
which is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, like the
Permanent Secretariat of the Islamic Conference
Organization, bought a new computerized system to cope
with its accounting and communication requirements," Bunel
explains. "It was decided to use a part of the system's
memory to host the Islamic Conference's database. It was
possible for the countries attending to access the
database by telephone: an Intranet, in modern language.
The governments of the member-countries as well as some of
their embassies in the world were connected to that
network." Files associated to the database were called "Q
eidat il-Maaloomaat" and "Q eidat i-Taaleemaat" in Arabic.
"Those two files were kept in one file called in Arabic 'Q
eidat ilmu'ti'aat' which is the exact translation of the
English word database.  But the Arabs commonly used the
short word Al Qaida which is the Arabic word for 'base.'"

Because of the presence of 'rogue states,' it became easy
for terrorist groups to use the email of the database.
Hence, the email of Al Qaida was used, with some interface
system, providing secrecy, for the families of the
mujaheddin to keep links with their children undergoing
training in Afghanistan, or in Libya or in the Beqaa
valley, Lebanon. Or in action anywhere in the battlefields
where the extremists sponsored by all the 'rogue states'
used to fight. And the 'rogue states' included Saudi
Arabia. When Osama bin Laden was an American agent in
Afghanistan, the Al Qaida Intranet was a good
communication system through coded or covert messagesŠ. 
Al Qaida was neither a terrorist group nor Osama bin Laden's
personal property.

In short, "al-Qaeda" was in essence an email designation
and had nothing to do with the "American agent in
Afghanistan," Osama bin Laden. In fact, "al-Qaeda," the
terrorist organization, is a creation of the United States
government and the corporate media.

Pierre-Henry Bunel concludes:

    The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group
    called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer
    knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the
    public believe in the presence of an identified entity
    representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV
    watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for
    a war against terrorism. The country behind this
    propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on
    terrorism are only interested in making money.

Bunel, according to Madsen, was punished for his heresy.
In December, 2001, the former French military intelligence
agent was "convicted by a secret French military court of
passing classified documents that identified potential
NATO bombing targets in Serbia to a Serbian agent during
the Kosovo war in 1998Š. Bunel's character witnesses and
psychologists notwithstanding, the system 'got him' for
telling the truth about Al Qaeda and who has actually been
behind the terrorist attacks commonly blamed on that

It is noteworthy that that Yugoslav government, the
government with whom Bunel was asserted by the French
government to have shared information, claimed that
Albanian and Bosnian guerrillas in the Balkans were being
backed by elements of "Al Qaeda." We now know that these
guerrillas were being backed by money provided by the
Bosnian Defense Fund, an entity established as a special
fund at Bush-influenced Riggs Bank and directed by Richard
Perle and Douglas Feith.

Riggs Bank was used for "the dubious financial
machinations of Saudi diplomats and despots from Africa
and South America, including Chile's former maximum
leader, Gen. Augusto Pinochet," according to Jack Shafer ,
writing for Slate, and citing Glenn R. Simpson of the War
Street Journal. Moreover, the Riggs Bank "enjoyed a
'relationship' with the CIA for some time." As noted by
Madsen, Riggs Bank hosted the Bosnian Defense Fund and
this financial assistance was tapped by "al-Qaeda" in
Bosnia. On October 3, Madsen wrote:

The Muslim operation in the Balkans was largely supported
by official (CIA, DIA, and Special Operations) U.S.
assistance but also by unofficial help. This was mainly
carried out by private military contractors like MPRI and
financial support networks like the Bosnia Defense Fund,
established in the mid-1990s at a Riggs Bank account in
Washington, DC. The principal movers behind the Bosnian
Defense Fund were Richard Perle and Douglas Feith. In
fact, Feith's law firm, Feith and Zell (FANZ) set up the
Bosnia Defense Fund. According to a former Riggs legal
adviser, when objections were raised about the hundreds of
millions of dollars collected from such countries as Saudi
Arabia, Brunei, Malaysia, the UAE, Iran, Jordan, and Egypt
that were being detected by the Financial Crimes
Enforcement Network (FINCEN) being sent from Washington to
Sarajevo, Bosnia, and reports that there was "spillage" of
these funds into the hands of Al Qaeda units in the
country, Perle's response at one contentious meeting was,
"just make it fucking happen."

Indeed, Perle and the Straussian neocons just made it
f-ing happen on September 11, 2001, although the money
trail is studiously avoided and swept under the rug by the
corporate media. It is no secret Princess Haifa al-Faisal,
wife of Bander bin Sultan, had accounts at Riggs Bank and
money from these accounts allegedly found its way to two
of the nine eleven hijackers. Of course, the Bush nine
eleven whitewash commission denied this ever happened and
thus this suspicious bit of information found its way to
the memory hole (see Dr. David Ray Griffin, The 9/11
Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie ). It should be noted
here that the Bushites redacted 28 pages from the
Congressional Joint Inquiry Report on 9-11 and those pages
are assumed to have contained information on the role of
Saudi Arabia and another unnamed country (more than likely
Pakistan) in financing Osama. Interestingly, however, a
reference to a relationship between the supposed hijackers
Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi and the FBI was
allowed to remain in the report (the report states that
the putative hijackers "had numerous contacts with a long
time FBI counterterrorism informant in California and that
a third future hijacker, Hani Hanjour, apparently had more
limited contact with the same informant," see Allan P.
Duncan, Bush Should Cry Uncle and Release Saudi Info ).

In summary, "al-Qaeda" never existed in the form now
claimed by the Bushites and the corporate media,
"al-Qaeda" was in fact a database of CIA recruited and
trained mujahideen and an email connected to that
database, Osama bin Laden had nothing to do with that
database and thus all references in the corporate media
claiming he is the leader of "al-Qaeda" the fantastical
terrorist organization are false (if not deliberately
contrived lies), terrorists falsely attributed to
"al-Qaeda" were organized by the U.S. military and NATO
and financed by a CIA front bank in Washington (connected
to two principal Straussian neocon criminals) and
unleashed in Bosnia (assisting the drug-running KLA
mafia), and the CIA front bank later shared a connection
with prominent Saudi Arabians who are suspected of
financing the nine eleven hijackers (since the hijackers
did not actually exist, this money was probably used
elsewhere in the nine eleven operation). All of this
information was predictably discarded by nine eleven
whitewash commission.

Of course, none of this arcane information means squat to
the American people, many whom believe Osama teamed up
with Saddam to pull of nine eleven and "al-Qaeda" is a
real terrorist organization run by the elusive "devils"
(in Bush's Manichean parlance) Bin Laden and his murderous
cohort, al-Zarqawi. In fact, the official story is so
embedded in the American psyche, thanks to the relentless
efforts of the corporate media, it may never be possible
for the truth to emerge.

Sooner or later, the neocons and their cardboard cut-out
of a half-witted president will chime their Pavlovian
bells-bells associated with the explosion of a
"radiological device" or a series of black op suicide
bombings in the American heartland-and our Emmanuel
Goldstein du jour, al-Zarqawi, will be blamed and the
process will start anew, with shock and awe in Syria or


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