Disinfo: 9/11 was not orchestrated by Al-Quida and the US only profits from it

Summary

9/11 terror attacks were not perpetrated by Al-Qaeda because the assailants are still unknown. The US only profits from it because it gave them an excuse to invade Afghanistan and they profited from the drug trade very much.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative consistent with an unfounded conspiracy theory suggesting the US planned 9/11 attacks in order to use them as a pretext to invade Afghanistan. These claims are unsubstantiated, it is well known that the 9/11 attacks were perpetrated by a terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States.

As for the other claim about the US invading Afghanistan in order to control and profit from the drug trade, there is no evidence to support the claim. Opium production has been a significant income source for the Taliban, with the illicit drug trade making up to 60% of the Taliban's annual income. The assertion that the US was protecting drug trade in Afghanistan is rather improbable and is further called into question by the fact that NATO including the US followed counternarcotics policies in Afghanistan, albeit with little to no success.

Read a similar disinformation case claiming that 9/11 was planned by the US to use as a pretext to attack Afghanistan. Read a similar disinformation case asserting that the US launched the war in Afghanistan in order to guarantee control over drug trafficking routes.

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  • Reported in: Issue 259
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/09/2021
  • Article language(s) Czech
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Afghanistan
  • Keywords: 9/11, Drugs, Al-Qaeda
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Disproof

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The disinformation claim above refers to a recent high-level summit between US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The summit has resulted in broadening strategic cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas, including the economy, military, and climate among others. In sharp contrast to the disinformation claim, active economic cooperation with a foreign country does not result in becoming a colony.

Disinfo: Global elites overthrew Donald Trump

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Disproof

This disinformation claim combines a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about secret global elites with the narrative about the stolen 2020 US presidential election from former President Donald Trump. The narrative is now being repeated in the context of the withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan.

Donald Trump was defeated by Joe Biden in a legitimate and valid election: the 2020 presidential election, which has been indisputably proven to be the most secure democratic election in history, well managed and legitimate, as determined by the US Supreme Court. See here more about OSCE election observations in the US.

Disinfo: Western leaders vowed NATO would not expand eastwards

What has not been put on paper, history quickly reduces to zero - just like the promise made by then-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to then-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO will not be expanding to the East.

Disproof

This is a recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets alleging that the West deceived the former Soviet Union and subsequently Russia by breaking its promise not to expand NATO to the East.

In reality, these claims are unsubstantiated because there is no trustworthy evidence that any Western leader ever gave assurances to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev about NATO’s pledge not to admit new members. There is no recorded or otherwise documented commitment to this effect. Gorbachev himself denied this claim in an interview in 2014: