THE "BLIND SHEIK" AND THE CIA - MEDIA BURY U.S. SUPPORT FOR RADICAL ISLAMISM | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


THE "BLIND SHEIK" AND THE CIA - MEDIA BURY U.S. SUPPORT FOR RADICAL ISLAMISM

Financed by Saudi sources Abdul-Rahman created various groups of radicals in Egypt and gets deeply involved with Al-Qaeda, recruiting fighters for Afghanistan in cooperation with the CIA and the Pakistani secret services. He was the ideological leader of Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, an Islamic radical organization in Egypt responsible for several terrorist attacks. He traveled to the U.S. several timed between 1986 and 1990 to further his violent ideology. His visas were issued by CIA agents despite his appearance on a State Department terrorism watch list. In 1990 he moves to the U.S. where he preached his violent Islam and continued to recruit fighters for radical causes.

In December 1990 the New York Times reported:

The 52-year-old religious leader, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, entered the country more than five months ago despite being on a State Department list of people with ties to terrorist groups, the authorities said. He illegally obtained a tourist visa from a consul in the United States Embassy in Khartoum, the Sudan, in May, according to records of the Federal Immigration and Naturalization Service and State Department officials.

Several attempts to remove Abdel-Rahman from the U.S. mysteriously failed. In 1991 he was inexplicably granted a Green Card despite still being blacklisted.

His involvement in the 1993 WTC bombing was a typical "blowback" from the CIA's chronic support of radical takfiri Islamism, supported by Saudi Arabia, whenever it helps its "regime change" plans here or there. Over the last years such CIA support led to the growth of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

After the recent death of Omar Abdul-Rahman several obituaries appeared in U.S. media. But none of them mention or dig into his deep and long CIA connections and the continuing CIA support for radical Islamism.

There is zero mentioning of the CIA and the visa shenanigans in his NYT obit, despite its earlier reporting. Neither the Associated Press nor AFP mention any connection to the CIA. The British service Reuters buries the visa story in one sentence in the 12th paragraph.

That the deep involvement over the years of the CIA (and FBI) in the crimes Omar Abdul-Rahman is now swept under the carpet and forgotten is not just coincidentally. It is a distinct feature of U.S. political culture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would love to be able to believe that this story of CIA involvement in the history and career of this man to be an absolute, and complete, fraud; however, in looking at the following, I find that to be absolutely impossible.

Profile: Omar Abdul-Rahman

Rather, this is part of a pattern we see with the CIA; nurturing radicals and activists who ultimately do deadly things against Americans, or American or foreign interests, when they believe it services their agendas, and narratives.

The American Deep State doesn't give a damn about the pain and suffering of average Americans, just trying to survive in a very economically hostile environment; they just care that their power is preserved, at any and all costs.

This is why President Trump is such an absolute thorn in their collective sides; he wants to limit foreign covert entanglements and find other ways of getting what this country wants and needs other than perpetual wars, in which the US government has been embroiled - and generated - since 2001.

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