Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

Why did 9/11 happen?

Here is my response to a recent question I received: Often times my best Articles are in response to questions my readers or friends ask. So keep sending me questions.

Question I received “Why did 9/11/ happen? I would like to know what you know.”

9/11 a Brief Overview

By: Ian Bach – 5-10-2007

Intro – Please note Osama Bin Laden claims to be a follower of Islam. He is not. I recieved a couple comments which I can truly relate to. Muslims who read this article but are insulted or wish it be known that Osama and his followers are using religion to create a war. He did create this war and the Terrorist network that now exists is much larger. Any suicide bomber who kills innocent civilians can not go to heaven and are not true followers of Islam. Please know that Muslims do not wish to be linked in any way to these terrorists that kill civilians and attempt to overtake governments. Also please learn about the history of the Tribal areas in south Afghanistan and in Pakistan. Learn about the Pakistan, Egypt, and Saudis that are behind the funding and wanted to go to war with Afghanistan to overtake the Afghan Nation and why they attacked the USA. The terrorists wish to overtake the World not just Afghanistan. They are attacking the governments in over 60 Nations. They are very active in North Africa, Southeast Asia, and West Africa.

Osama Bin Laden’s vision was to unite Muslims and bring back what he called Islamic fundamentalism. Osama’s views of what Islamic fundamentalism is have been viewed by most Muslims as extremist or radical views. One must also understand Bin Laden. He was born from a lesser member of the Saudi Arabian Royal family but was the son of a minor wife from Syria. Shortly after his birth his father divorced his mother. Osama was not included in family functions and was a bit of an outcast. This may explain his quite nature that is described by many who have met him in person. He grew up as a child observing the royal family and dreaming of having power. He also was a very religious boy and spent most of his time at the Muslim churches. During that time he came in contact with some radical Muslim clerics that had an influence on his thinking.

A series of events lead up to Osama to order a fatwa to kill American soldiers and civilians wherever and however they could. His Idea was to unite Muslims and fight what he felt was American influences and presence in the Middle East. Osama then decided to attack America. It is reported that he got the Idea after Israel destroyed towers in Lebanon. Shortly after arriving in Afghanistan he allied with the Taliban a military group of Pashtun in the south of Afghanistan and north Pakistan. Then they took control of 80-90% of Afghanistan. Only the Northeast was free of Taliban Rule. Ahmed Shah Massoud the Tajik Afghan who fought off the soviets for 10 years and gained him the nickname as “the Lion of Panjshir”. Massoud was the only thing stopping Bin Laden from overtaking Afghanistan. Weeks before the 9/11 attacks Bin laden had decided he would make the death of Mossoud the go signal for the 9/11 attacks. Osama, the Taliban, Pakistan ISI, Pakistan Army, and others positioned themselves at the borders to the north west of the area protected by Massoud and waited for the 9/11 attack as a go signal to attack Masoud’s Army. Meanwhile 2 Arab Islamic extremists posed as photo journalists and came to interview Massoud. They had a Bomb in the video camera and it killed Massoud. Then the FBI reported heavy traffic of communications between al-Qaeda and Arabs in the USA. But the FBI even though they had been begging for more Arab speaking translators, did not have enough to decipher all the messages. Two (2) days later the 9/11 attacks were carried out by the Islamic extremists.

During the time Bin laden was allied with the Taliban he had taken over the Afghan National airline “Ariana Airlines”. Massoud found out that Osama was using the airline to transport poppies to exchange them for money and then exchange the money for weapons. Massoud captured some of the Taliban, Saudi, ISI, Pakistani, and Saudis and found out that they had planned a large scale attack on the USA soil of an “unusual Nature and scope”. This is confirmed by interviews a US defense intelligence Agent Julie Sirrs has found out when interviewing Massoud’s Taliban prisoners. Massoud and Julie Sirrs attempted to warn the USA government that a large scale attack was eliminate. The FBI was also starting to gather information about Arabs taking pilot lessons in USA but in many cases not interested in landing, communication with air traffic control towers or other vital issues. One case was exposed to the FBI by a flight training school. But the FBI did not have enough to charge the person with any crimes. Instead they continued to watch him.

Many conspiracy theories have mushroomed out of the attacks of 9/11. Much of the initial conspiracy info and false data was the result of deception and remarks made by Bin Laden and other al-Qaeda members. However the facts all show that it was an al-Qaeda plan and was carried out by persons trained by al-Qaeda.

One of the reasons for the attack was to show America Osama was not afraid of them and also to obtain more publicity and backing financially and obtain new recruits from other Muslims. He knew that many anti Israeli and anti American Muslims extremists would join his goal to kill Americans and attempt to end the Israeli occupation of lands seen by many radical Muslims as their Holy Lands. The Palestinians, Algeria, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been Al-Qaeda’s biggest source of suicide bombers, (most are Arab Supremacist). Today Al-Qaeda recruits thousands of Muslims from approximately 60 countries. The majority are from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Egypt, Pakistan, Serbia, and Jordan.

When the USA went to Afghanistan to fight the terrorists Bin Laden was overjoyed. Now he could fight and kill Americans. Also it played into his plan to get certain Muslim sects to hate the Americans more and order non-Muslims out of Muslim territory. When USA attacked Iraq again Bin laden was even more emboldened and then began to spread al-Qaeda to Iraq. By 2005 Al-Qaeda announced they had plans for Iraq. This helped to increase the scope of his war and his goals. Osama’s goal is to rid the world of all non Muslim religious believers. This is not unlike Hitler and the Nazi’s. The difference here is that al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization and operates independently with many different leaders and cells.

I would like to restate that Most Muslims do not believe in Osama, al-Qaeda, and Pakistan’s views. Most Muslims are tolerant of other religions like Christian and even Jews and Armenians. I believe the good Muslims will stop the Taliban and al-Qaeda. When this happpens the good people of Afghanistan and Iraq will be in the history books someday as the people who stopped the terrorists.

This is only a tip of the iceberg there are many sources of information and a lot of evidence. Also one can not truly understand the hows and whys without understanding history, politics, and the greed of men.

I grew up with an interest in military, war, other cultures, and history. I spent my life since childhood researching and investigating military capabilities, techniques, propaganda, and other relevant topics. These areas
of knowledge and the knowledge of Anarchist and Gangs help me see through the smoke and mirrors of the Islamic Extremists and conspiracy theorists. One more thing it’s called a conspiracy theory because there aren’t any facts, just speculation and lies. I also have been a building inspector and asbestos and hazardous waste expert for 22 years and this also helps me to understand why the towers fell and why they fell the way they did. There was also a good special on PBS about the buildings construction that details why they collapsed the way they did. Also I have friends with military intelligence since I was a child. I read the Anarchists cook book at age 18. When I was in my 20s I was exposed to and had friends and employees who were Anarchists, Neo Nazi’s, White Supremacists and also Mexican and Black Gang Members.

I did not and do not share their views but it helped me understand terrorists. Also when I read a book by Roger Trinquier I found out a lot about how the Terrorists network is set up, how they use killing innocent civilians/native people (to cause people to not believe in their country’s ability to keep them safe), and that propaganda is a big part of their plan.

The News and Media only shows the bad side of Islam and not the good majority of Islam. There are many types of Islam I will write an article about this to help people understand a little more about Islam, and what is going on, and how Afghanistan and Iraq had Christians, and other religions that lived with them without war. They lived side by side and did not kill each other because of religion. The so called civil war in Iraq is more like gang wars and is not ethnic it is political. It is people in power who want more power. Afghanistan is different the Pashtun Taliban in the south are the Largest ethnic group in Afghanistan and there is significant populations of Pasto in Iran and UAE and live much like they did for thousands of years. In Afghanistan the Taliban are mostly Pashto and live among the citizens and many who are not fighting have relatives in the Taliban that are fighting. The Pashtun live in Tribal areas in south Afghanistan and north Pakistan. The Pakistan government and many others governments supporting Pakistan are also supporting the Taliban maybe without even knowing it. There are people in power around the world that in 1996 supported Bin Laden’s goal to conquer Afghanistan. Pakistan wanted to control Afghanistan. Many European Nations also wanted to stop the tribal fighting and gain control of the government and nation of Afghanistan for various reasons. One reason Bin laden was being funded by world governments was he was seen as the person able to do it without having to send western soldiers to fight and create a new Afghanistan.

Other sources of my information are various news sources around the world, some are main stream, others are underground, and some are governmental. I currently speak with Iraqi, Iranian, Afghan, and Arab citizens often. I also speak with US, British, and Aussie Soldiers as well as people in Iraq and Afghanistan working on the rebuilding efforts. – Ian Bach


About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

7 comments on “Why did 9/11 happen?

  1. vet doctor
    June 10, 2007

    My friend…Listen to me please..and distribute it for all….You must know or exactly know who is terorist..real terrorist….and your governmants accept immigration him to your country…but he still do not to goin or integrated in your people…he wear a clearly cloths which it say..i am extremity and very religion…..he still go to Masjed…not (Al-Hussainia)…he still have a big beard…So the signs of terrorist are very clearly and they most come from Pakistan..saudia..egypt..algeria


  2. Hesam Musa S
    June 11, 2007

    hello my freind.
    I have read your Article and i would like to addressed you, you wrote the the vast of Alqaeda member are from Iran, Iraq, jordan, saudi arabia, Suriaya, somalia. But have you been in south of afghanistan, heve you talked with locally people in thre? How you can forget the Pakistan and Iraqi former president which all the time has supported the Alqeda and it’s extemist thought. Tell me please if you don’t have home how you can protect your self or your family? If you want to fight with the talib why you didn’t destroy his home? Have you studied about diffrences religious of Islam? I think all this is polotics that make me and my people miserable. Don’t forget if the international community control the two side of the durand line and leave it free of Pakistan’s unhonest leader, sure you will see that there is no terrorist which use islam as a weapon and recurit some unknown muslim of islim to do their job and hit their target.
    I think They don’t know any thing of Islam and you don’t know too. sorry if i speak clearly.
    i will countinue to read your articles and sure i would be pleased if yoiu also inform me some source to be in touch with them also.
    Musa Rahimi


  3. Ian Bach
    June 11, 2007

    Thanks Hesam yes I should have mentioned Pakistan. It is terrible what is goignon there and south Afghanistan. Yes I also do know about the different Islam religions. There is not just one Islam religion and method. The people in the Tribal Areas of Pakistan and south Afghanistan are much different in their view of Islam. This is why Bin Laden used Taliban to do his dirty work. It is terrible how much damage they did to Afghanistan. I know most people think all Islam is same. But it is not. Much like Christians have Catholic, Christian, Benedict, Lutheran, Etc. There are many different types of Islam. Also the Pakistan ISI (secret service) helped Taliban, Pakistan citizens, Pakistan Army, Etc. with money from many other countries fought with Taliban, and other foreign people who are not Afghan fought with Al-Qaeda and Taliban.


  4. Ian Bach
    June 11, 2007

    The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان, “students” or “seekers of knowledge”) are a fundamentalist Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by American aerial bombardment and Northern Alliance ground forces. Some smaller groups of the Taliban are currently engaged in a protracted guerrilla war against allied NATO forces and the current government of Afghanistan.

    While in power, the Taliban implemented the “strictest interpretation of Sharia law ever seen in the Muslim world,” and became notorious internationally for their treatment of women. Women were forced to wear the burqa in public. They were allowed neither to work nor to be educated after the age of eight, and until then were permitted only to study the Qur’an. Women seeking an education were forced to attend underground schools, where they and their teachers risked execution if caught. They were not allowed to be treated by male doctors unless accompanied by a male chaperon, which led to illnesses remaining untreated. They faced public flogging in the street and public execution for violations of the Taliban’s laws.

    The movement was headed by Mullah Mohammed Omar. Beneath him were “a mixture of former small-unit military commanders and Madrasah teachers,” and then a rank and file most of whom had studied in Islamic religious schools in Pakistan. The overwhelmingly majority of Taliban movement were Pashtuns from southern Afghanistan and western Pakistan, along with a small number of volunteers from Eurasia to China. The Taliban received valuable training, supplies and arms from the Pakistani government, particularly the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and many recruits from Madrasahs for Afghan refugees in Pakistan, primarily ones established by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam JUI.

    Although in control of Afghanistan’s capital (Kabul) and much or most of the country for five years, the Taliban regime, or “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” gained diplomatic recognition from only three states: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Human rights abuses denied it United Nations recognition and most world’s states, including Iran, India, Turkey, Russia, USA and most Central Asian republics opposed the Taliban and aided its rival (Afghan Northern Alliance).

    NOTE FROM IAN BACH: Not all Pastun are Taliban. Most of the Support was from Pakistan Tribal areas of Pakistan, United Arab Emerites, and Saudi Arabia.

    Active: September 1994–present
    Ideology: Islamic Fundamentalism
    Leaders: Mullah Mohammed Omar, Mullah Obaidullah Akhund

    Area of operations: Afghanistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan

    Strength: 12,000 claimed by Taliban
    Originated as Pashtun Mujahideen groups opposing the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

    Taliban Allies: al-Qaeda and Hezbi Islami

    Opponents: Canada, Afghanistan, Northern Alliance, ISAF (led by NATO), United Kindom (British), and United States.


  5. Ian Bach
    June 11, 2007

    Total population
    40 to 45 million

    Regions with significant populations
    Pakistan 28 million (2005)
    Afghanistan 13.39 million (2006)
    United Arab Emirates 126,000 (2000)
    Iran 113,000 (1993)
    United Kingdom 87,000 (1986)
    United States 17,000 (2001)
    India 13,000 (2001)

    (plus second languages from countries of residence)
    Islam (predominantly Sunni)


  6. Ian Bach
    June 11, 2007

    The Durand Line is the term for the poorly marked 2,640 kilometer (1,610 mile) border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    After reaching a virtual stalemate in two wars against the Afghans (see Great Game, First Anglo-Afghan War and European influence in Afghanistan), the British succeeded in 1893 in imposing the Durand Line dividing Afghanistan and what was then British India (now North-West Frontier Province (N.W.F.P.), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (F.A.T.A.) and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan). Named after Sir Mortimer Durand, the foreign secretary of the British Indian government, it was agreed upon by the Emir of Afghanistan (Abdur Rahman Khan) and the representatives of British Empire, but deeply resented by the Afghan Emir. One of the two representatives of the Afghan government was the Ahmadi Sahibzada Abdul Latif of Khost. The dividing line was drawn intentionally to cut through the Afghan tribes whom the British feared and may have tried to disunite[citation needed], and today about 28 million Pashtuns are found on the Pakistani side of the line, and perhaps half that amount on the Afghan side.

    The Durand Line is sometimes referred to as the “Zero Line.” Excluding the desert portion southwest of 66 degrees 15 minutes east longitude, 84% of the line follows clear physical features (rivers or watershed divides). The precise route of the remaining 16% straight line segments is also quite clearly demarcated from the 1894-95 demarcation reports and subsequent mapping, so the legal location of the line is not in doubt and is quite accurate on readily available mapping such as the detailed (1:50,000 scale) Russian maps of the 1980s.

    Territorial Dispute
    Afghanistan’s loya jirga of 1949 declared the Durand Line invalid as they saw it as ex parte on their side (since British India ceased to exist in 1947 with the independence of Pakistan). This had no tangible effect as there has never been a move to enforce such a declaration due to long periods of constant wars with other neighbors in the region. Additionally, world courts have universally upheld uti possidetis juris, i.e, binding bilateral agreements with or between colonial powers are “passed down” to successor independent states, as with most of Africa. A unilateral declaration by one party has no effect; boundary changes must be made bilaterally. Thus, the Durand Line boundary remains in effect today as the international boundary between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and is recognized as such by most nations. Despite pervasive internet rumors to the contrary, US Department of State and the British Foreign Commonwealth Office documents and spokespersons have confirmed that the Durand Line, like virtually all international boundaries, has no expiration date, nor is there any mention of such in any Durand Line documents. [1] The 1921 treaty expiration refers only to the 1921 agreements.

    Because the Durand Line artificially divides the Pashtun people, it continues to be a source of tension between the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Frequent press statements from 2005 to 2007 by Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf calling for the building of a fence delineating the Afghanistan/Pakistan border have been met with resistance from numerous political parties within both countries. Most Pashtuns on both sides of the border do not recognize the Durand Line.


  7. tinker thinker
    June 11, 2007

    Thanks for your post, it was very informative.


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