Mick Meaney, rinf.com |
In a shocking attempt to censor political views, Facebook has disabled anti New World Order activist Alex Jones’ account, labeling an image he uploaded as “hate speech”.
The image of Osama Bin Laden contained the caption “Al-CIA-da”, to imply that al-Qaeda is, at least in part, funded by the CIA.
That’s quiet an allegation to make, but is it true?
According to a report published in the 1980′s by ABC News, the CIA gave Osama Bin Laden at least $3,000,000,000 ($3 billion):
“In the 1980s, bin Laden left his comfortable Saudi home for Afghanistan to participate in the Afghan jihad, or holy war, against the invading forces of the Soviet Union – a cause that, ironically, the United States funded, pouring $3 billion into the Afghan resistance via the CIA.”
Obviously the truth means very little to Facebook, whose actions have outraged supporters of alternative media.
RINF News has been inundated with emails from angry activists, all pointing to a report by Paul Joseph Watson, in which he writes:
Infowars staff were met with a message from Facebook denying access to the account until it was acknowledged that Facebook’s terms had been violated.
“We removed content you posted,” stated the message, underneath which was a black and white image of Osama Bin Laden with the words “Al-CIA-da” emblazoned across it. Facebook removed the image because it “violates Facebook’s Statement of RIghts and Responsibilities.”
A secondary screen then warned that other infringing images should be removed if the account was to remain in good standing.
In one email to RINF News, a supporter, under the pseudonym of Jess N, said:
“Is it right that Facebook can decide what the TRUTH is? Is it right that Facebook can decide to hide important information because it goes against the grain?
“This isn’t some ‘out there’ batsh*t crazy conspiracy theory. The CIA has funded al-Qaeda. It’s a fact and only a handful of alternative media sites have the balls to say it.”
I also did a little digging through my research archive and found some interesting facts.
According to the BBC, yes folks you read that correctly, the BBC:
“Born in Saudi Arabia to a Yemeni family, Bin Laden left Saudi Arabia in 1979 to fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Afghan jihad was backed with American dollars and had the blessing of the governments of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. He received security training from the CIA itself, according to Middle Eastern analyst Hazhir Teimourian.
Forbes also reported that Osama Bin Laden:
“…Received military and financial assistance from the intelligence services of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United States.”
Perhaps ironically, this situation has brought more publicity to the very issue Facebook are trying to censor.
It’s also worth checking out a three part BBC documentary called The Power of Nightmares.