The phrase “one man’s terrorist is another man's freedom fighter” is both elusive as it is simple. Terrorism and politics is a paradigm monster that breeds itself. While “freedom fighters” contend to the ideals that they fight for their freedoms, they often find themselves in the entrapments of becoming the oppressors and committing criminal acts to support their fight. The campaign against the “oppressive” governing body or party in control then promotes the freedom fighters or activists as terrorists. In corrupt third world countries where hot beds for separatist groups, “freedom fighters” and “terrorists” all collide into each other, political inflation of either side forms it own self breeding beast.
Prior to 9/11, members of the U.S. government sponsored what they regarded as freedom fighters against the Russian menace, the Chechen Mujahideen which was and still is a tentacle of the beast, Al Qaida.
December 30, 2000, a fax of 15 pages was sent to the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Special Agent in Charge, Atlanta field office. It was a detailed report, from the author of this book, about a Chechen terrorist cell operating in Atlanta, Georgia between October to December 2000. The leader of this seven man terrorist cell was Shamil Basaev, the Chechen warlord responsible for the massacres of Beslan, Budenovsk and the Moscow theatre seige and many more terrorist acts.
April 19, 2001 (former) FBI Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division, Dale L. Watson sent a memo to FBI Director Louis Freeh that “the government received information that operational planning has been underway since late 2000, with an intended culmination in late spring 2001. These plans are being undertaken by Sunni extremists with links to Ibn al Khattab, an extremist leader in Chechnya, and to Osama bin Laden.” (U.S v Moussaoui) Two 9/11 hijackers, Atta and Alshehhi, took flight lessons in Atlanta a month after the Chechens were exposed. The government has continued to withhold the truth of this story from Americans and the world. Hawk of Pandora is an untold missing link of 9/11.
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