According to British intelligence experts, the concept of Al Qaeda as we know it – a hegemonic global hierarchal terrorist organization with a central command and a supreme commander – is a fictitious creation of the FBI and the CIA based on the witness of a single well-paid Sudanese witness who was the first to propose the name.
There are sporadic groups of radical militants who recruit disgruntled youth and who may seek collaboration on certain jobs or seek funding from Bin Laden, but there is no singular hierarchal structure, no binding central command, no supreme leader who sits atop a global organization. There is no Al Qaeda.
According to experts, the myth of Al Qaeda was meticulously crafted to justify neo-con military expansionism. It was also necessitated to help the FBI prosecute Bin Laden in the absence of direct evidence against him. Using the familiar Mafia model, if there is an organized crime structure, then Bin Laden can be directly prosecuted as its chief, with or without the burden of proof against his person.
By the way, speaking of “Al Qaeda”, where is Bin Laden, and how come no one is talking about him anymore, let alone looking for him?
There has been limited mainstream media coverage of the above, including documentaries. Below is an excerpt from coverage by the BBC:
There is no such thing as “al Qaeda”, there is no one on earth who calls himself a member of “al Qaeda”. “al Qaeda” is a term made up by the U.S. government to be applied to anyone killed during in the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no formal organization. There is no secret terrorist network. What there is a is a phantom enemy, a boogyman that was easily sold to the American people for the benefit of the Bush Administration and their friends at PNAC.
Further Suggested viewing: The Power of Nightmares, a documentary by Adam Curtis