Forbidden Truth: U.S.-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy and the Failed Hunt for Bin Laden

Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2002 - 249 Seiten
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An international bestseller, banned in Switzerland by the bin Laden family, FORBIDDEN TRUTH: U.S. -Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy and the Failed Hunt for Bin Laden by Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie shows how U.S. national security in Afghanistan was disastrously compromised by corporate oil interests and Saudi Arabia. Author Brisard wrote the first intelligence report on the bin Laden financial networks which was used to close down fraudulent Islamic charities that funded terrorism, a report that President Jacques Chirac handed to George Bush on his visit to the US in the wake of 9/11. Forbidden Truth reveals that French intelligence gave the FBI clear and unambiguous information that the so-called 20th hijacker, Zacarias Massaoui, was tied to Al Qaeda, a story Brisard broke to Salon magazine before Special Agent Coleen Rowley came out publicly to say the FBI stifled the investigation. John O'Neill the former head of the FBI's antiterrorism division who perished in the World Trade Center on September 11th, told Jean-Charles Brisard in July 2001, "All of the answers, all of the clues allowing us to dismantle Osama bin Laden's organization, can be found in Saudi Arabia." The result of three years of investigation by a leading French intelligence expert and investigative journalist, Forbidden Truth is the untold story of the Clinton and Bush administration's attempts to stabilize Afghanistan so that U.S. energy companies could build a pipeline. In particular, it details the secret and hazardous diplomacy between the Bush administration and the Taliban between February and August 2001--a story still untold in the U.S. media--talks that ultimately led the US to make threats via Pakistani intermediaries to the Taliban in July 2001 that they were going to bomb Afghanistan if the Taliban didn't comply.

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Jean Charles Brisard is an independent terrorism expert

Dasquie is editor-in-chief of the intelligence newsletter Intelligence Online, and has worked for several radio and TV stations. He has a degree in law and a graduate degree in political science and sociology from the Sorbonne.

Susan B.Trento and Joseph J. Trento are investigative journalists who have authored or co-authored numerous books on the secret workings of the government. Their many credits include Prescription for Disaster, a history of NASA leading up to the Challenger disaster; Widows, a history of counterintelligence; Power House, about the lobbying and public relations industries in Washington; The Secret History of the CIA; and Prelude to Terror.

Wayne Madsen is an investigative journalist and syndicated columnist whose articles have appeared in "The Miami Herald" and "The Village Voice," He is the author of "Covert Operations in Africa 1993-1999," "The Handbook of Personal Data Protection," and "Jaded Tasks," He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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