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The Neoconservatives War Against The Middle East: The Imperialist Agenda Before & After The September 11th Terrorist Attacks

August 8, 2021

In the late evening hours of September 11th 2001, those in the highest levels of the federal government were gathering as much intelligence as they possible could to piece together just exactly what happened and who was responsible for the attacks earlier in the day. The Central Intelligence Agency and the Counter-terrorism unit were alarmed that their initial suspects who were being tracked by members of the special unit, the Bin Laden Issue Station" were responsible for the hijackings of four planes three of which intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. George Tenet, CIA Director, was given the flight manifests which reinforced his worst nightmares. Meanwhile a more nefarious unit was beginning to use the terrorist attacks to justify previous outlines, made many years prior by a very selective group called the neoconservatives. They were also called, The Vulcans, named after the Roman god of fire. They were Richard Armitage, Robert Blackwill, Stephen Hadley, Richard Perle, Dov S. Zakheim, Robert Zoellick and Paul Wolfowitz and  Condoleezza Rice. 

It was here they began to justify not just a military invasion of Afghanistan, but also against Iraq. It caused a split within the intelligence agencies who being forced to find anything linking the terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda to Iraq. The FBI and NSA were not able to find anything to link the two, which left Bush to give the responsibility to Tenet. The CIA began using enhanced interrogation techniques which was in it's simple definition, torture, on captured detainees from Afghanistan. They produced false intelligence but confessions none the less which was used to militarily invade Iraq. In this episode i outline the planning stages of the neoconservative unit in the many years prior to the September 11th attacks, and after.