Is America Helping Al Qaeda Take Over Syria?

Reading Time: 10 minutes The United States and its allies have been so eager to remove the Assad regime in Syria that they’ve enabled some extreme elements to move into the void. Could the Western strategy in Syria result in the displacement of a secular regime with elements of Al Qaeda?

Classic WHY: Suppressed Saudi 9/11 Story

Reading Time: 21 minutes The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks seems the right moment to remind people how even very solid, careful reporting of apparent “deep politics” links in the attacks has never entered the larger American conversation. The story of the Saudi connection to a house in Sarasota, Florida, is must reading. It also is useful to consider given the established role of Saudi intelligence in the Syrian uprising.

FBI: Knew About Saudi 9/11 Hijacker Ties—But Lied to Protect “National Security”

Reading Time: 5 minutes In new court filings, the FBI has tacitly admitted that it knows about ties between members of the Saudi royal family and 9/11 hijackers, that it lied about not knowing, and that no one should learn more about this — for reasons of “national security.”