Former British Foreign Secretary: Al Qaeda is Not a Real Group, Just a U.S. Propaganda Campaign

December 25th, 2008

Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook says:

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. Cook has previously written:

Al-Qaida, literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians. Cook is merely confirming what others have said. Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski told the Senate that the war on terror is “a mythical historical narrative”.

And see this Los Angeles Times Article, reviewing a BBC documentary entitled “The Power of Nightmares”, which shows that the threat from Al Qaeda has been vastly overblown (and see this article on the people within the U.S. who are behind the hype).

Not only has the U.S. government hyped Al Qaeda, but it has issued numerous fake terror alerts to scare people.

There is a word for intentionally creating fear in order to manipulate opinion for political ends: terrorism.


2 Responses to “Former British Foreign Secretary: Al Qaeda is Not a Real Group, Just a U.S. Propaganda Campaign”

  1. Simon Baddeley Says:

    Are we referring to Robin Cook who died in August 2005 after resigning from Tony Blair’s government over the decision to invade Iraq? I’m not saying Al Q isn’t an invention but it doesn’t help the credibility of this posting to suggest that Mr Cook is still alive.

  2. mike Says:

    Robert cook or not, i actually saw a show on history international about the CIA funding mujaheddin in Afghanistan. It actually said on the show, that al quaida was the code name for this project. Thats proof enough for me.

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