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Note 4 - Khalid _Sheikh_Mohammed "According to testimony by Philip Zelikow, bin Laden was motivated by a desire to punish the US for supporting Israel and wanted to move up the attack date. Mohammed argued for ensuring the teams were prepared." In fact Sheikh Mohammed was the financial supporter for the 1993 bombing of the WTC also 1993 bombing WTC.

Note 5 -- Secret email from Ayman al Zawahiri's computer "Abu Khalid (brother of President Sadat's killer) tells me he has resigned because he doesn't want to face the consequences of this latest initiative. I am also informed, """"" This obviously refers to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Note 6 -- Various doctrines of Paul Wolfowitz are interesting read.

Note 7 Civil war in Afghanistan (1996--2001) In 1996 the Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul and established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The Islamic State of Afghanistan government remained the internationally recognized government of Afghanistan. The Taliban's Emirate received recognition only from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates. The defense minister of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud, created the United Front (Northern Alliance) in opposition to the Taliban. The United Front included all Afghan ethnicities: Tajiks, Uzbeks, Hazaras, Turkmens, some Pashtuns and others. During the conflict, the Taliban received military support from Pakistan and financial support from Saudi Arabia.

Note 8 War in Afghanistan (2001--present) (section Origins of Afghanistan's civil war) refers to the intervention by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and allied forces in the ongoing Afghan civil war. The war followed the September 11 attacks, and its public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda and denying it a safe basis of operation in Afghanistan[22][23] by removing the Taliban from power.U.S. President George W. Bush demanded that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden and expel al-Qaeda.

Note 9 - Abu Zubaydah has been in US custody for more than ten years, [since 2002] four-and-a-half of them in the CIA secret prison network. He was transferred among prisons in various countries as part of their extraordinary rendition program. Post 9/11, Zubaydah was extensively tortured.

Note 10 - Article: The Significance of Dick Cheney, Part I | OpEdNews reading on Policy of Fear: The most important part of the Cheney Doctrine is the establishment of either Permanent War or the Permanent Preparation for Permanent War............Cheneyite policy; the Promotion of Fear and its importance for Cheneyite policy; and the Privatization of Government, one of the central elements of Cheneyite policy. Finally we shall consider the 2016 Presidential election, and what are the interests of the dominant sector of the ruling class, led in major part by Dick Cheney, in gaining full control of the Federal government.

Note 11 Zawahiri warned that Bin Laden would continue to "terrify" the US from beyond the grave.

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Previously in emails he wrote that Killing innocent Egyptians, al Zawahiri wrote, is morally and religious justifiable, because the staff, diplomats, and guards who perished at the Embassy in Pakistan supported the Egyptian government. His country's authorities, he continued, had prevented the rule of Islam, imposed a secular constitution, and didn't follow the laws of God. The government has also opened its prisons to militant Muslims, with al Zawahiri estimating the number of detainees was as high sixty thousand. See also

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