LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Since the 9/11 attacks, no book has provided a satisfactory answer as to WHY the attacks occurred and who was ultimately responsible for carrying them out - until now.
Fighters with the force, who operate in Khost Province, swooped on a remote compound believed to house suicide bombers, killing three people including one woman, the Khost governor's office said in a statement. But once they had secured the compound, a car bomb exploded, killing eight of the militiamen and wounding five.The governor's spokesman, Mohammad Mubarez Zadran, confirmed in a phone interview that the troops belonged to the Khost militia force, established by the C.I.A. and American Special Operations forces after 2001, and which The Associated Press reported in May had up to 3,500 fighters.
"The oldest cliché is that truth is the first casualty of war. I disagree. Journalism is the first casualty." - John Pilger
"Well, a lot of people think that, particularly people who think there is no gold left in Fort Knox or in the New York Fed. They think all that has been lent out and used up. If they're right, then the policy they have in naked shorts in gold to drive down the price just increases the demand in Asia for more bullion. If that is true and they don't have a way to make those deliveries, then they are producing the crisis for themselves by holding down the gold price. Whereas, if they let the price rise, it might temper the demand for gold in Asia and remove that problem."