ESSENTIAL BACKGROUND TO 911 & "WAR ON TERROR": create phony threat, implement state terror war as phony defense
Philip Zelikow, key u.s. strategic theorist & player, explains u.s. 'anti-terrorist' geopolitics for global hegemony
"its (the interrogation program begun in April - May 2002) principal priority for intelligence was not aimed at preempting another terrorist attack on the U.S. but discovering a smoking gun linking Iraq and al Qaeda"
Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff for then-Secretary of State Colin Powell in The Washington Note online political journal.
9/11 Commission controversy
NBC News analysis of the 9/11 Commission’s Final Report and interviews with Commission staffers and current and former U.S. intelligence officials.
January 30, 2008
By Robert Windrem and Victor Limjoco
The NBC News analysis shows that more than one quarter of all footnotes in the 9/11 Report refer to CIA interrogations of [ALLEGED] al-Qaida operatives who were subjected to the now-controversial interrogation techniques.... According to both current and former senior U.S. intelligence officials, the operatives cited by the Commission were subjected to the harshest of the CIA’s methods, the "enhanced interrogation techniques." In fact, information derived from the interrogations is central to the Report’s most critical chapters, those on the planning and execution of the attacks. The analysis also shows - and agency and commission staffers concur - there was a separate, second round of interrogations in early 2004, done specifically to answer new questions from the Commission.