Was There an Alternative?
Looking Back on 9/11, a Decade Later

Chomsky, Noam
http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/06/was-there-an-alternative/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  06/09/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12939

There is every likelihood that the Jihadi movement, much of it highly critical of bin Laden, could have been split and undermined after 9/11. The “crime against humanity,” as it was rightly called, could have been approached as a crime, with an international operation to apprehend the likely suspects. That was recognized at the time, but no such idea was even considered.