What If We Never Fell for Al-Qaeda’s Trap & Avoided the ‘War on Terror’?

“Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men most.”
— Thucydides

U.S. Marines pay their final respects at a memorial service for 1st Marine Division Combat Photographer Cpl. William Salazar, 26, of Las Vegas, NV, at Camp Blue Diamond, on the outskirts of Ramadi, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 18, 2004. (AP/Jim MacMillan)

You’ve heard the platitude that hindsight is 20/20. It’s true enough and, though I’ve been a regular skeptic about what policymakers used to call the Global War on Terror, it’s always easier to poke holes in the past than to say what you would have done. My conservative father was the first to ask me what exactly I would have suggested on September

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Beyond The 28 Pages: 9/11 Truth Movement Works To Expose Holes In US Gov’t Narrative On 9/11

The 9/11 Truth movement continues to challenge the government’s official narrative on the events of that day and who conspired to execute the attacks on American soil. MintPress will be reporting live as the movement convenes in New York this weekend.

One of the redacted pages in the "Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of Sept. 11, 2001" report.

NEW YORK --- When the U.S. government finally released the last chapter of the congressional report on 9/11, it marked victory for a coalition that campaigned for that classified content to be released to the public since the heavily redacted report was released in 2003. The coalition, which had long questioned Saudi links to the attacks on

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FEMA Investigator Claims World Trade Center ‘Vault Contents Emptied Before Attack…

In a shocking report published by The Sun, former Federal Emergency Management Agency employee Kurt Sonnenfeld says he has evidence proving that certain insiders were privy to the attacks, perhaps even including President George W. Bush.

The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York.(AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

The attacks of September 11th, 2001 will forever be mired in doubt and suspicion by millions of people who saw the events live on their televisions. Almost immediately following the attacks theories began to emerge. Were the hijackers operatives for a Western intelligence service? How did a passport from one of the terrorists survive completely

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How Neocons Seized On 9/11 To Create New World Order

In this episode of MintPress News’ ‘Behind the Headline,’ host and MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh talks to filmmaker Robbie Martin about ‘A Very Heavy Agenda,’ a documentary series tracing the history of how neocons took power, and kept it, in America.

King Salman, the current ruler of Saudi Arabia, poses with former U.S. president George W. Bush. (AP Photo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybmh7rbC--Q MINNEAPOLIS --- How does a nation build support for war? Immediately following the 9/11 attacks, Americans were riddled with panic and anxiety. Talking heads and even our elected leaders stoked our fears, warning there would be more attacks to come unless we stop the terrorists in their

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U.S. Judge Orders Iran To Pay $10 Billion Fine Because It Didn’t Prove It Wasn’t Behind 9/11 Attacks

A U.S. judge just ruled that Iran and al-Qaida, despite being arch-enemies, collaborated to carry out the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

District Court Judge George B. Daniels found that Iran had failed to defend claims that it aided the September 11 hijackers and was therefore liable for damages tied to the attacks.

A New York judge has ordered the state of Iran to pay more than US$10 billion in damages to the victims’ families who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, despite a lack of evidence that Tehran had any hand in attacks that were perpetrated by members of al-Qaida. U.S. District Judge George Daniels said Iran has failed to provide evidence that it

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Justice Department: Appeals Court Wrong To Revive Lawsuit Brought By Immigrants Abused After 9/11

“If there is one guiding principle to our nation it is the rule of law. It protects the unpopular view, it restrains fear‐based responses in times of trouble, and it sanctifies individual liberty regardless of wealth, faith, or color,” the appeals court concluded.

James Clapper, David Petraeus, Robert Mueller

The Justice Department has requested a federal appeals court revisit and reverse its decision to revive a lawsuit against former Justice Department officials, who allegedly violated the rights of Arab or Muslim immigrants when they were detained in the immediate months after the  terrorist attacks. Attorneys for the Justice Department argue,

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