In his 2007 book, George Tenet will write: “I still don’t know how they got flight clearance into the country”.
These top British spy agents and PM Tony Blair's foreign policy adviser Sir David Manning (who was already in the USA) met for dinner with: George Tenet (CIA Director), A.B. “Buzzy” Krongard (CIA’s executive director); Cofer Black (director of CIA’s Counterterrorist Center); Tyler Drumheller (chief of CIA’s European Division); the chief of the CIA’s Near East Division; James Pavitt; and Thomas Pickard (acting director of the FBI).
The Americans already say they know that al-Qaeda was behind the 9/11 attacks: http://web.archive.org/web/201709260836 ... itishvisit
In 2007, the CIA's chief of clandestine operations in Europe until 2005 Tyler Drumheller published his memoirs in which he wrote on the infamous 12 September 2001 meeting in which British Intelligence told their American counterparts to focus on Afghanistan instead of Iraq.
According to Drumheller, David Manning said:
To which Tenet replies:I hope we can all agree that we should concentrate on Afghanistan and not be tempted to launch any attacks on Iraq.
Absolutely, we all agree on that. Some might want to link the issues, but none of us wants to go that route.
A couple of days later, a group of British diplomats and MI6 officers again met their American counterparts for lunch at the British embassy. Again MI6 expressed concern that the Bush administration had Iraq in its sights.
According to Drumheller, a senior British official asked what the CIA would do after the US had "hit the mercury with the hammer in Afghanistan and the al-Qaida cadre has spread all over the world": http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... 09,00.html
And more than 18 years later Afghanistan has been turned into the number 1 heroin producing country in the world. In 2018, Afghanistan was responsible for 82% of global opium production, according to the UN.
Since 2001, the Defense Department, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development have spent $934 - 978 billion on the war against Afghanistan, as estimate by Neta Crawford.
Since 2001, an estimated 157,000 Afghanis have been killed in Afghanistan, most of them civilians. In 2018, 3,804 Afghan civilians were killed in the war, according to the UN.
More than 2300 American soldiers died there and more than 20,000 were injured.
Even though the war against Afghanistan looks like a disaster (sometimes compared to Vietnam), unless you see the heroin as THE objective, in December 2019, President Donald signed the new National Defense Authorization Act, after approval by the House and Senate. This bill authorized $738 billion in military spending for 2020 (an increasing of the budget by another $22 billion).
Washington and London have pressured our wonderful media to show that anti-opium programs are really working (to increase the exported heroin?), with Afghan farmers growing more poppies than ever.
According to White House’s Afghan war czar from 2007 to 2013 Douglas Lute:
We stated that our goal is to establish a ‘flourishing market economy’.
I thought we should have specified a flourishing drug trade — this is the only part of the market that’s working.
On 11 October 2001, a couple of days after the US had started bombing Afghanistan, President George Bush Jr. explained:
http://web.archive.org/web/201912182349 ... documents/We learned some very important lessons in Vietnam. People often ask me, ‘How long will this last?’ This particular battlefront will last as long as it takes to bring al-Qaeda to justice. It may happen tomorrow, it may happen a month from now, it may take a year or two. But we will prevail.
In September 2019, US polling firm Gallup reported that Afghans are the saddest people on earth, with 85% “suffering”, with zero claiming that they are “thriving”.
When asked to rate their life out of a score of ten, Afghans rated this at 2.7 on average, and only 2.3 for their life in the past 5 years.
Remarkably, Gallup “forgot” to mention that the 18-year Anglo-American-led intervention could possibly explain the Afghans’ suffering.
Bizarrely, instead it warns against a US withdrawal, because that would “strengthen the Taliban’s grip” over Afghanistan.
The World Bank estimates that the number of Afghans living in poverty rose from 9.1 million in 2007 to 19.3 million in 2016, with an average annual income of less than $2000 (one of the lowest in the whole world), so the farmers really don’t have a choice but to grow poppy: https://www.mintpressnews.com/18-years- ... ng/263839/
The following video shows the reported first 2 made with handheld cameras of the aftermath of the supposed plane that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.
No sign of an airplane, as with most videos, can be seen.
In the video, burning cars and burning thick black smoke are visible.
In the following video several people tell that they knew (in advance) that WTC-7 would be brought be down (by a controlled demolition).
A recent “study” confirms that WTC-7 was brought down by a controlled demolition: https://www.collective-evolution.com/20 ... nside-job/
Here’s a video on this recent study, from September 2019.
According to NIST, the WTC-7 was a “new” kind of “very rare” collapse.