August 16, 2011

King to Investigate Homegrown Terrorist Leaders Role in 9/11

10 years after the fact, we're just now investigating whether New Mexico born Anwar al-Awlaki's role in 9/11 was something more than incidental contact with several of the hijackers?

“This congressional investigation will seek to determine:

"1. To what extent Anwar al-Awlaki wittingly or unwittingly facilitated the plot of the 9/11 hijackers; and

"2. to what extent al-Awlaki was an al Qaeda operative, offering support to acts of terrorism prior to 9/11.” ...

“Given the greater collection of intelligence and integration of pertinent data since the attacks of 9/11, I believe that al-Awlaki may have played greater roles in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, as well as other terrorist plots, than those of which we have been previously aware," King writes. "Accordingly, I request the full assistance of the Department of Justice in carrying out this inquiry.”

Good questions all.

But don't worry, Glenn Greenwald assures us that prior to 9/11 Awlaki was a moderate with a heart of gold. It was America's Islamophobic wars that drove Awlaki into al Qaeda's camp.

For morons like Greenwald, all bad things in the world can be traced to America.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:22 AM | Comments |