12 September 2019 — Asia Times
After years of reporting on the Global War on Terror, many questions behind the US attacks remain unresolved
By Pepe Escobar
Afghanistan was bombed and invaded because of 9/11. I was there from the start, even before 9/11. On August 20, 2001, I interviewed commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the “Lion of the Panjshir,” who told me about an “unholy alliance” of the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the ISI (Pakistani intel).