9/11 "Hijackers" Trained on U.S. Military Bases
Saturday, February 24, 2007
In original reports (i.e., not simply going off the reports of other news agencies) byNewsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Associated Press, and Gannett News Service, the below accused 9/11 hijackers have been named as having trained at U.S. military bases:
- Saeed Alghamdi (United Airlines 93)
- Ahmed Alnami (United Airlines 93)
- Ahmed Alghamdi (United Airlines 175)
- Hamza Alghamdi (United Airlines 175)
- Mohamed Atta (American Airlines 11)
- Abdulaziz Alomari (American Airlines 11)
- Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida: Newsweek reported that a high-ranking U.S. Navy source said that Saeed Alghamdi, Ahmad Alnami (both United Airlines 93) and Ahmed Alghamdi (United Airlines 175) listed their legal residences at 10 Radford Boulevard, a base roadway on which residences for foreign-military flight trainees are located. Saeed Alghamdi listed the address on two different car registrations. Ahmad Alnami and Ahmed Alghamdi listed the address on their driver licenses. The Washington Post reported that Saeed Alghamdi and Ahmed Alghamdi attended. The Washington Post further reported that Ahmed Alnami and Hamza Alghamdi (United Airlines 175) listed their legal residence at the same address.
- Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas: Newsweek reported that a high-ranking Pentagon official said one of the named hijackers attended. The Washington Post reported that Saeed Alghamdi (United Airlines 93) graduated from the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at the base. The Los Angeles Timesreported that a defense official said two of the hijackers were former Saudi fighter pilots who had attended.
- Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama: Newsweek reported that a high-ranking Pentagon official said one of the named hijackers attended the Air War College. The Washington Post reported that Mohamed Atta (American Airlines 11) graduated from the International Officers School. Gannett News Service reported that Air Force spokesman Col. Ken McClellan said that Mohammed Atta attended the International Officer's School. The Los Angeles Times reported that a defense official said two of the hijackers were former Saudi fighter pilots who had attended the Air War College.
- The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, California: the New York Times and Gannett News Service reported that Saeed Alghamdi (United Airlines 93) attended.
- USAF School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas: The Washington Post reported that Abdulaziz Alomari (American Airlines 11) graduated from the school. Gannett News Service reported that Abdulaziz Alomari attended.
It's as if none of these supposedly different individuals with the same names even exist. That doesn't make any sense, unless they are not different individuals from the named hijackers, in which case even if they were still alive they wouldn't likely be eager to come forward, nor would the U.S. government be eager to present details as to where they can be found.
Below are the articles referred to in the above:
- "Alleged Hijackers May Have Trained at U.S. Bases: The Pentagon has turned over military records on five men to the FBI," George Wehrfritz, Catharine Skipp and John Barry, Newsweek, September 15, 2001; also available here.
- "Suspected Hijackers: 19 Quiet Lives That Shattered the World; Inquiry: 'Nice,' 'normal' guys had few belongings but access to lots of cash. Tantalizing clues show path to destruction.," H.G. Reza, Evan Halper and Lisa Getter, Los Angeles Times, September 15, 2001.
- "2nd Witness Arrested; 25 Held for Questioning," Guy Gugliotta and David S. Fallis,Washington Post, September 16, 2001; Page A29.
- "Reconstructing the hijackers' last days: Unusual leads surface; links to bin Laden found," Guy Gugliotta, Washington Post, September 16, 2001.
- "Rumsfeld says the fight against terrorists will be unconventional, long-lasting," Robert Burns, Associated Press (AP), September 16, 2001; also available here, here, here, and here.
- "Ashcroft asks Congress for expanded police powers as manhunt continues," Ana Radelat, Gannett News Service, September 17, 2001.
- "Pensacola NAS link faces more scrutiny: Senator seeks answers on hijackers ties to Navy base," Larry Wheeler, Scott Streater and Ginny Graybiel, Pensacola News Journal, September 17, 2001.
- "Doubt about the identities of the hijackers grows," Ana Radelat and Mike Madden,Gannett News Service, September 20, 2001.
- "Pentagon Lied: Terrorists Trained at U.S. Bases," Daniel Hopsicker,MadCowMorningNews, Issue No. 6, October 14, 2001; also available here.
- Chapter 11, "'Saudi Prince' Mohamed Atta?," in Welcome to Terrorland: Mohamed Atta & the 9-11 Cover-Up in Florida by Daniel Hopsicker (Walterville, Oregon: TrineDay, 2004).
For more documentation on the purported hijackers which clearly demonstrates that they were not Muslim extremists but did cocaine, hired prostitutes, drank alcohol, partied hard, etc., see the below post by me. It also gets into the fact that the supposed hijackers obviously knew that they had protection from the highest levels of the U.S. government and repeatedly went out of their way to draw attention to themselves as crazed, potential terrorists, as if to build a "legend" back-story. Additionally covered is the fact that the many FBI agents attempting to investigate these supposed hijackers were repeatedly and consistently blocked and ordered not to investigate these supposed hijackers, despite forceful protestations from said FBI agents that terrorist attacks were going to happen.
The below post by me contains the November 10, 2003 article "September 11--Islamic Jihad or Another Northwoods?" by Tim Howells, Ph.D., which is a very good, short introduction to just some of the more damning mainstream major media articles and U.S. government primary documentation which proves up one side and down the other that the 9/11 attacks and the following anthrax attacks were a Hegelian dialectical PsyOp staged by the U.S. government as a pretext in order to obtain more power and control. I append my own additional endnotes at the conclusion of Dr. Howells' article, in order to add further mainstream documentation.
- "The U.S. Government Staged the 9/11 Attacks," James Redford, soc.college (et alibi), June 16, 2004, Message-ID: <email@example.com> .
- "Documentation on Government-Staged Terrorism," James Redford,alt.politics.republicans (et alibi), February 23, 2007, Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> ; also available here.
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Google Censorship Shenanigans
By the way, Google Groups (Google's usenet archive) has censored my previous posts of the above "9/11 'Hijackers' Trained on U.S. Military Bases" article by de-indexing it, at least as of early morning February 21, 2007. The only way to get to my previous postings of this article (via the search feature) as of said date is via doing a search on a reply to said posts (and there had been a number of separate postings of it on various relevant newsgroups). (Moreover, I've done searches on other people's postings, as well as past postings of mine. It's not a random glitch, but rather a targeting of posts which contain the search-terms relevant to my original postings.) Hopefully this present article will put Google on notice to re-index said postings. Previous postings of mine have also been censored by Google, of which postings were only added back after I publicly complained.
Google is closely enmeshed with the U.S. intelligence agencies. Dr. Rick Steinheiser in the Office of Research and Development at the CIA and Matt Cutts of the NSA, to name a few, are employed by Google in high-level positions. As well, Google has been helping the Communist Chinese government in censoring the internet in that country.
Obviously the information I have revealed in, e.g., the above article, is not taken kindly nor lightly by certain echelons of the U.S. government intelligence officialdom. To use a colloquialism said around my locality, "It put the fear into them." The U.S. government obviously regards the above information as highly damaging to itself, and very much desires that the public didn't know about it.
Terrorist Who Trained London Bombers Was Working For US Government
Paul Joseph Watson
February 14, 2011
Wikileaks Bombshell Points To 9/11 Stand Down
Paul Joseph Watson
February 2, 2011
From: James Redford <jrredf...@yahoo.com> Newsgroups: soc.college,alt.education,alt.education.alternative,alt.education.research,misc.education Subject: The U.S. Government Staged the 9/11 Attacks Message-ID: <email@example.com> X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 1.93/32.576 English (American) MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Lines: 2135 Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 13:49:56 GMT NNTP-Posting-Host: 184.108.40.206 X-Complaints-To: Abuse Role <firstname.lastname@example.org>, We Care <email@example.com> X-Trace: newshog.newsread.com 1087393796 220.127.116.11 (Wed, 16 Jun 2004 09:49:56 EDT) NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 09:49:56 EDT Organization: Atlantic.net (atlantic.net) Those who control the U.S. government didn't just know in advance and intentionally let the 9/11 attacks happen as a Hegelian dialectical PsyOp in order to obtain more power and control--they funded, shepherded, trained and protected the terrorists every step of the way. They didn't just intentionally let it happen: they made it happen. The below article by Dr. Tim Howells is a very good, short introduction to just some of the more damning mainstream major media articles and U.S. government primary documentation which proves up one side and down the other that the 9/11 attacks and the following anthrax attacks were a Hegelian dialectical PsyOp staged by the U.S. government as a pretext in order to obtain more power and control. I append my own additional end-notes at the conclusion of Dr. Howells' article, in order to add further mainstream documentation. So with that introduction, below the rumors end and the documentation begins: ############################################# http://physics911.org/net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=18 http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=b5fe6585.0301010713.920d822%40posting.google.com&oe=UTF-8&output=gplain September 11--Islamic Jihad or Another Northwoods? by Tim Howells, Ph.D. (November 10, 2003) INTRODUCTION In 1962, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, our highest and most responsible military officers, proposed to commit acts of terrorism aimed against U.S. citizens, designed to look as though they had been the work of operatives of Fidel Castro. The object was to provide a pretext for an invasion of Cuba. Among many imaginative proposals, the Chiefs suggested: * We could develop a communist cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington. * And further ... * We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba ... casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation. ("Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba," the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, March 13, 1962 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/doc1.pdf .) * Although these plans were never carried out (they were rejected by President Kennedy), similar proposals WERE actually implemented during the 1970's and 1980's in Europe by the CIA, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians. In one bombing of a busy train station in Bologna Italy in 1980, 86 people were killed and over 200 wounded. The bombings were designed to look like the work of communist extremists although they were in fact committed by right wing extremists working under the direction of the CIA. The aim of these operations was to whip up anti-communist sentiment among our european allies. ("Gladio: The secret U.S. War to subvert Italian Democracy," Arthur E. Rowse, Covert Action Quarterly, No. 49, Summer 1994 http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/gladio.html .) Was September 11 a similar operation, mounted by elements of our own government in order to whip up public support for an all-out war against the Arab states in the Middle East? The evidence strongly suggests that this is the case. My aim here is to provide a brief introduction to some of this evidence with pointers for further reading. OUTLINE: 1. The hijackers were not fanatical Islamic fundamentalists (far from it). A) They smoked and drank and partied hard. B) Several of the hijackers had training at secure military facilities in the United States. C) The hijackers operated quite openly, as if they had powerful protectors in the U.S. 2. The hijackers were not capable of the feats of piloting that are attributed to them. 3. The hijackers lead back to Pakistan's ISI, and through the ISI, back to the CIA and the Bush administration. A) Funding for the hijackers came from ISI Director General Ahmad. B) On September 11 Ahmad was in Washington meeting with key administration officials. C) On September 12 the administration announced Ahmad's agreement to collaborate in their "War on Terrorism." D) The ISI is not a tool of bin Laden--it's very much the other way around. 4. FBI investigations that could have prevented September 11 were deliberately sabotaged by FBI Headquarters. A) At least two FBI investigations were deliberately stopped that could have prevented September 11. B) The hijackers must have KNOWN that the FBI would not investigate--they operated quite openly, and even seemed to deliberately draw attention to themselves as potential terrorists. 5. The anthrax attacks: A) No potential terrorists had access to the advanced, "weaponized" form of anthrax used. B) All suspects lead back to U.S. or Israeli intelligence. C) The crude misspellings and appeals to Allah and Islam in the letters appear to be a hoax to blame this on Arab terrorists. 6. The ultra-rightwing agenda already in place for a war against the Arab states. 7. Conclusion: It appears that the September 11 attacks were covertly instigated and supported by elements of our own government to support an ultra-rightwing political and military agenda. 8. Epilog--How could this happen? Some historical context. 1. THE HIJACKERS WERE NOT FANATICAL ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISTS (FAR FROM IT) The keystone of the "official story" on the events of September 11 is that the hijackers were fanatical Islamic fundamentalists, opposed to all products of Western culture. They are presented to us as pure warriors of Allah, prepared not only to kill, but to die for their religion. Their supposed austere and ascetic approach to life and death is presented to us in the will and testament of their leader, Mohammed Atta. We find here a long list of severe admonitions including: * ... 9. The person who will wash my body near my genitals must wear gloves on his hands so he won't touch my genitals. 10. I want the clothes I wear to consist of three white pieces of cloth, not to be made of silk or expensive material. 11. I don't want any women to go to my grave at all during my funeral or on any occasion thereafter. ... [etc., etc., etc.] ("Atta's Will Found--Suspected Hijacker Left Strict Instructions," ABCNEWS, October 4, 2001 http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/WTC_atta_will.html .) * It could hardly be otherwise; who other than a totally dedicated religious fanatic would be capable of deliberately incinerating himself in such a horrific manner together with several of his closest comrades and thousands of innocent victims? It was soon discovered that this image was completely false. In fact, most of the hijackers were thoroughly Americanized and enjoyed quite wild, hedonistic lifestyles. Several of the them, including the leader and "suicide pilot" Mohammed Atta, were frequently seen out bar hopping, smoking and getting drunk. They sometimes engaged lap-dancers and prostitutes: "Feds investigating possible terrorist-attack links in Florida," Ken Thomas, Associated Press, September 12, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20030224152521/http://www.nctimes.net/news/2001/20010912/10103.html "Terrorists partied with hooker at Hub-area hotel," Dave Wedge, Boston Herald, October 10, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20021112121212/http://www2.bostonherald.com/attack/investigation/ausprob10102001.htm In Boston the night before the hijackings the WTC hijackers tried to engage some prostitutes, but then backed out because they decided it was too expensive: "Sept. 10--Hijackers said to seek prostitutes," Shelley Murphy and Douglas Belkin, Boston Globe Online, October 10, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011011012426/http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/283/metro/Hijackers_said_to_seek_prostitutes-.shtml These are not the actions of Islamic fanatics on their way to die for Allah! It certainly appears that the hijackers did not know that this was a suicide mission, and were not genuine Islamic fundamentalists. 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis, mostly from wealthy families. In fact, most of the hijackers are typical of the wealthy, high-rolling, hedonistic Saudis who turn up over and over again in covert operations sponsored by the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr. and Jr. These scandals include Iran-Contra, the Savings and Loan Scandal (by far the most massive financial rip-off in history), the massive money-laundering that led to the collapse of BCCI, a Pakistani bank with strong ties to the CIA, and, more recently, the Enron scandal. The connection to U.S. intelligence is more than speculative; several of the hijackers had training at secure military installations in the U.S. The locations where the hijackers received training include: - The Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida - Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas - Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama - Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama - The Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California "Alleged Hijackers May Have Trained at U.S. Bases--The Pentagon has turned over military records on five men to the FBI," George Wehrfritz, Catharine Skipp and John Barry, NEWSWEEK, September 15, 2001 http://www.msnbc.com/news/629529.asp http://prisonplanet.com/alleged_hijackers_may_trained_us_bases.html "Did Bush Know?--Warning Signs of 9-11 and Intelligence Failures," Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, May 18, 2002 http://www.mediamonitors.net/mosaddeq36.html (This is a long file. A string search on "military sources" will take you to the right paragraph.) There is further compelling evidence that the hijackers were in fact recruits of the CIA based on the manner in which they obtained their visas to live in the United States. The National Review has published a careful study of this question that concludes that the awarding of visas to these applicants is "inexplicable." This is the strong consensus opinion of several government officials with extensive hands-on experience with the process of issuing visas in this part of the world: * All six experts strongly agreed that even allowing for human error, no more than a handful of the visa applications should have managed to slip through the cracks. Making the visa lapses even more inexplicable, the State Department claims that at least 11 of the 15 were interviewed by consular officers. Nikolai Wenzel, one of the former consular officers who analyzed the forms, declares that State's issuance of the visas "amounts to criminal negligence." ("Visas that Should Have Been Denied--A look at 9/11 terrorists' visa applications," Joel Mowbray, National Review Online, October 9, 2002 http://www.nationalreview.com/mowbray/mowbray100902.asp .) * The great majority of the hijackers' visas, 15 of them, were issued at the U.S. consular office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Michael Springman, formerly the head U.S. consular officer in Jeddah has shed light on how and why these visas were issued. According to Springman: * "In Saudi Arabia I was repeatedly ordered by high level State Department officials to issue visas to unqualified applicants. These were, essentially, people who had no ties either to Saudi Arabia or to their own country. I complained bitterly at the time there. I returned to the US, I complained to the State Dept here, to the General Accounting Office, to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and to the Inspector General's office. I was met with silence ... "What I was protesting was, in reality, an effort to bring recruits, rounded up by Osama Bin Laden, to the US for terrorist training by the CIA. They would then be returned to Afghanistan to fight against the then-Soviets." ("Has someone been sitting on the FBI?," Greg Palast, BBC Newsnight, November 6, 2001 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/events/newsnight/1645527.stm .) * So it certainly appears that at least 15 of the 19 hijackers were CIA recruits, trained at secure military facilities in the United States, and operating here under the protection and sponsorship of the U.S. government. The hijackers' drinking and partying is certainly more typical of youthful Westernized military recruits than devout fundamentalist Moslems. It is sometimes claimed that they were just pretending to be Westernized in order to "blend in" and escape detection. This makes no sense at all. Even if they had been seen to be devout Muslims, that would hardly make them terrorists. And they made no attempt at all to hide their really suspicious activities, for example shopping around for crop dusting equipment! In one incident Mohammed Atta applied for a loan from the Department of Agriculture to purchase a crop duster: "Face to Face With a Terrorist--Government Worker Recalls Mohamed Atta Seeking Funds Before Sept. 11," Brian Ross, ABCNEWS, June 6, 2002 http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/DailyNews/ross_bryant020606.html In the first place, it's odd that Atta bothered with a loan at all, since it's clear that the amount of the loan was pocket change to the people funding him. Atta used his real name, and made sure the interviewer spelled it correctly. During the interview, Atta praised bin Laden as "the world's greatest leader," discussed the possibility of blowing up U.S. landmarks, including the World Trade Center, and generally behaved like a raving lunatic. Nice blending in! In another incident Atta spoke with James Lester of South Florida Crop Care in Belle Glade, Florida regarding the purchase of crop dusting equipment. Again, Atta made sure that he would be remembered: "I recognized him [after September 11] because he stayed on my feet all the time. I just about had to push him away from me." ("Virginia man charged with helping hijackers get IDs," Associated Press, September 25, 2001 http://www.courttv.com/assault_on_america/0925_hijackers_fakeids_ap.html .) Far from trying to blend in, Atta operated quite openly and even seems to have deliberately tried to draw attention to himself as a potential terrorist. He acted as though he wanted to build a "legend" as a terrorist, and as though he had guaranteed protection from high inside the U.S. government. Evidence that this was in fact the case will be discussed later. 2. THE HIJACKERS WERE NOT CAPABLE OF THE FEATS OF PILOTING THAT ARE ATTRIBUTED TO THEM According to a group of highly qualified professional pilots who got together to study this matter, the flying feats attributed to the hijackers are not believable. The pilots concluded that "Those birds either had a crack fighter pilot in the left seat, or they were being maneuvered by remote control." "September 11 - US Government accused," The News, August 3, 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20020822131511/http://the-news.net/cgi-bin/story.pl?title=September+11+-+US+Government+accused&edition=all Regarding the possibility of flying commercial aircraft by remote control, the expert pilots have this to say: * In evidence given to the enquiry, Captain Kent Hill (retd.) of the US Air Force, and friend of Chic Burlingame, the pilot of the plane that crashed into the Pentagon, stated that the US had on several occasions flown an unmanned aircraft, similar in size to a Boeing 737, across the Pacific from Edwards Air Force base in California to South Australia. According to Hill it had flown on a pre programmed flight path under the control of a pilot in an outside station. Hill also quoted Bob Ayling, former British Airways boss, in an interview given to the London Economist on September 20th, 2001. Ayling admitted that it was now possible to control an aircraft in flight from either the ground or in the air. This was confirmed by expert witnesses at the inquiry who testified that airliners could be controlled by electro-magnetic pulse or radio frequency instrumentation from command and control platforms based either in the air or at ground level. * The credentials of the pilots involved in this study are impressive. In addition to Captain Hill there is an Air Force Colonel, and a third Air Force officer who flew over 100 sorties during the Vietnam war. The group also includes professional civilian aircraft pilots. The reporter verified their conclusions with an independent expert: * THE NEWS, in an attempt to further substantiate the potential veracity of these findings, spoke to an Algarve-based airline pilot, who has more than 20 years of experience in flying passenger planes, to seek his views. Captain Colin McHattie, currently flying with Cathay Pacific, agreed with the independent commission's findings. However, he explained that while it is possible to fly a plane from the ground, the installation of the necessary equipment is a time-consuming process, and needs extensive planning. * On the other hand, there has been a published report of an interview with a professional pilot who argues that it would NOT have been too difficult for hijackers to fly the airliners: "How 'shy foreigners' learned to pilot flying-bomb Boeings--All it took was a $4,000 flying course in Florida course in Florida flying school," Julian Borger and Stuart Millar, The Guardian, September 14, 2001 http://www.guardian.co.uk/wtccrash/story/0,1300,551778,00.html It should be possible to resolve these questions conclusively in the context of a complete investigation of exactly what happened on September 11 and how such a thing could occur. Unfortunately, the U.S. government is strongly resisting conducting any such investigation. In any event, the question remains that even if the hijackers COULD have flown those aircraft (an idea that most professional pilots who have expressed themselves on this issue reject), why WOULD they have done it? Given that the hijackers were certainly not fanatical Islamic fundamentalists, why would they accept a suicide mission, especially such a horrific one? The remote control theory, which no one disputes is a possiblity, provides an alternative explanation, that does not require that the hijackers were religious fanatics who knowingly volunteered for a suicide mission. 3. THE HIJACKERS LEAD BACK TO PAKISTAN'S ISI, AND THROUGH THE ISI, BACK TO THE CIA AND THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION There is no doubt about who the immediate sponsor of the 9/11 hijackers was. In at least one case they received their funding directly from the top man in the ISI, Pakistan's intelligence agency. The ISI has long been a heavily funded CIA client and one of our staunchest allies, first in the prolonged guerilla war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, and now in the so called "War on Terrorism." And yet we know now that in the summer of 2000 ISI Director General Mahmud Ahmad ordered his aide Saeed Sheikh to transfer $100,000 to the leader of the hijackers, Mohammed Atta, and that this was done via two banks in Florida. "India helped FBI trace ISI-terrorist links," Manoj Joshi, Times News Network, October 9, 2001 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/comp/articleshow?art_id=1454238160 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?art_id=1454238160 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?art_id=1454238160 "Gen Mahmud's exit due to links with Umar Sheikh," DAWN, October 9, 2001 http://www.dawn.com/2001/10/09/top13.htm "Our Friends the Pakistanis," James Taranto, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page, October 10, 2001 http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=95001298 On the day of September 11, Director General Ahmad, Mohammed Atta's paymaster, was in Washington meeting with the chairmen of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees: "Rifts Plentiful as 9/11 Inquiry Begins," James Risen, The New York Times, June 4, 2002, Late Edition--Final, Section A, Page 1, Column 5 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/04/politics/04INQU.html Conveniently this allowed him to confer directly with Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage the following day, and soon Secretary of State Colin Powell was announcing Pakistan's cooperation in our campaign to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice: "Powell Says It Clearly: No Middle Ground On Terrorism," Jane Perlez, The New York Times, September 13, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20021024054801/http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/completetimeline/2001/nyt091301.html http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline/2001/nyt091301.html The fact that one of our foremost allies in the "War on Terrorism" was in fact the sponsor of the 9/11 terrorists was uncovered by Indian intelligence and confirmed by the FBI in early October, just a few weeks after the attacks: "India helped FBI trace ISI-terrorist links," Manoj Joshi, Times News Network, October 9, 2001 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/comp/articleshow?art_id=1454238160 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?art_id=1454238160 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?art_id=1454238160 At this point Ahmad quietly retired, and disappeared from the limelight. WHY HAS THE SPONSOR OF THE 9/11 HIJACKERS BEEN ALLOWED TO SLIP AWAY LIKE THIS? Where is the swift and terrible retribution promised us on so many occasions by our President? Why was Ahmad not immediately taken into custody and brought to the United States for intensive questioning to uncover further links in the chain? The answer is obvious and unavoidable to anyone reading this with an open mind. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT _WANT_ TO UNCOVER WHERE THIS MOST SIGNIFICANT LINK IN THE COMMAND CHAIN BEHIND THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11 LEADS. Since the administrations of Reagan and George Bush Sr., the ISI has been a major CIA client and has acted on our behalf first to organize and command the Afghan resistance forces in the war with the Soviets, and later to set up the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden was recruited by the ISI, because they wanted someone who represented the Saudi elite as part of their Afghan effort for public relations purposes. The ISI initially tried to find a member of the Saudi royal family, but they were happy to settle for a member of the bin Laden family, one of the richest in Saudi Arabia: "A man of wealth transformed into warrior," John Dorschner, Miami Herald, September 24, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011109163238/www.miami.com/herald/special/news/worldtrade/digdocs/106271.htm The total control that the ISI and the CIA exercised over bin Laden and their other surrogates in the Afghan conflict is witnessed, among many other things by the planning of the attack on Jalalabad, the most significant offensive for the guerillas in the entire war: * Typical of the war's overall conduct, the attack [on Jalalabad in March 1989] was planned at a meeting in Islamabad [Pakistan] attended by U.S. Ambassador Robert Oakley, senior Pakistani officials, and not a single Afghan. (The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, Prof. Alfred W. McCoy, Lawrence Hill Books, New York, 1991, pg. 452.) * The pattern then is clear and has been well established for decades. The U.S., acting through the CIA, sets the agenda and provides the money. The ISI acts as our agent in this part of the world, selecting local proxies and orchestrating the activities of the guerilla warlords. The guerilla leaders themselves, including Osama bin Laden, are merely pawns in the game. George Bush Sr. as Vice President personally traveled to Pakistan in 1984 to cement these relations (The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride into the Secret Heart of BCCI, Jonathan Beaty and Sam Gwynne, Random House, New York, 1993, pg. 317). Bin Laden's dependence on the ISI is just as strong now as it ever was. According to Jane's Intelligence Digest in an article written shortly after the September 11 attacks, "both the Taliban and Al-Qa'eda would have found it difficult to have continued functioning--including the latter group's terrorist activities--without substantial aid and support from Islamabad." "Overt assistance from Pakistan may bring dire consequences," Jane's Intelligence Digest, September 20, 2001 http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jid/jid010920_1_n.shtml Equally, the ISI's alliance with the CIA is as strong as ever. Milton Bearden, a former CIA station chief in Pakistan who has worked closely with ISI recently defended the alliance, describing Pakistan as "the only country in South Asia that always did what we asked." "The Getaway--Questions surround a secret Pakistani airlift," Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, January 25, 2002 http://www.truthout.org/docs_01/01.28G.NYer.Escape.htm Therefore it is highly implausible that ISI Inspector General Ahmad was acting as an operative for bin Laden when he funded the September 11 hijackers; the chain of command works in the opposite direction. It is also highly implausible that Ahmad would have chosen on his own initiative to attack the United States, his own best ally and his primary source of funding and technology. Anyone who seriously wants to see the perpetrators of September 11 tracked down and brought to justice should urgently petition their elected representatives to see that former ISI Director General Ahmad is arrested and brought to the United States for questioning by an independent investigative body. Clearly the Bush administration does not want to see this happen, because this, the most significant lead we have, does not seem to point to bin Laden, but rather to the Bush Administration itself. 4. FBI INVESTIGATIONS THAT COULD HAVE PREVENTED SEPTEMBER 11 WERE DELIBERATELY SABOTAGED BY FBI HEADQUARTERS I pointed out earlier that Atta and the other hijackers operated quite openly in the United States, as if they enjoyed guaranteed protection. It appears that this was in fact the case. We now have several detailed reports of crucial investigations of the September 11 hijackers, both before and after the fact, being sabotaged by high ranking government officials. Possibly the most vivid example of this is the way in which the investigation of the "twentieth hijacker," Zacarias Moussaoui, was sabotaged by FBI Headquarters. In August 2001 Moussaoui enrolled in Pan American's International Flight School in Minneapolis. He aroused suspicions on his very first day. He paid a deposit for the course in cash in the amount of $6,800 (the full price of the course is $19,000). He had a heavy Middle Eastern accent, and waved off concerns about his lack of preparation for such a course, saying that he was not interested in professional certification. However, he showed great interest in learning how to work the airplane's doors and control panel. "E-Mail Sent to Flight School Gave Terror Suspect's 'Goal'," Jim Yardly, The New York Times, February 8, 2002, Late Edition--Final, Section A, Page 1, Column 5 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/08/national/08HIJA.html "Early Warnings on Moussaoui Are Detailed," Philip Shenon, The New York Times, October 18, 2002, Late Edition--Final, Section A, Page 13, Column 1 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/18/politics/18SUSP.html http://web.archive.org/web/20030201073719/http://www.unansweredquestions.org/timeline/2002/nyt101802.html It soon became clear the Moussaoui had lied about his personal background, and that he had no qualifications at all as a pilot. The potentially frightening implications of training this particular student were not lost on Pan Am's flying instructors, according to John Rosengren, director of operations at the school. In a faculty meeting the next day, * "There was discussion about how much fuel was on board a 747-400 and how much damage that could cause if it hit anything." ("E-Mail Sent to Flight School Gave Terror Suspect's 'Goal'," Jim Yardly, The New York Times, February 8, 2002, Late Edition--Final, Section A, Page 1, Column 5 http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/08/national/08HIJA.html .) * Soon one of the flight instructors was on the phone to the FBI: * "Do you realize how serious this is?" the instructor asked an FBI agent. "This man wants training on a 747. A 747 fully loaded with fuel could be used as a weapon!" ("Eagan flight trainer wouldn't let unease about Moussaoui rest," Greg Gordon, Star Tribune, December 21, 2001 http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/913687.html .) * The local FBI agents concurred. They checked out Moussaoui, and found out that he had overstayed his visa. They persuaded the INS to take him into custody and keep him there. If not for this good luck and prompt action Moussaoui would surely have participated in the attacks of September 11, because from that point on the investigation met determined opposition from high level FBI officials who did their best to completely shut it down. The sickening story is spelled out in a long, agonized letter written after the events of September 11 by Coleen Rowley, one of the Field Agents in Minneapolis on the case. The letter was promptly declared to be classified by the Bureau, but portions have been leaked to the press: "Coleen Rowley's Memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller--An edited version of the agent's 13-page letter," TIME, May 21, 2002 http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,249997,00.html Immediately after Moussaoui's arrest, the Field Agents in Minneapolis wanted to apply for a warrant to search his apartment and the hard drive of his computer. FBI Headquarters, however, denied that they had probable cause for such a search. Then within just a few days the Field Agents received information from the French Intelligence Service that "confirmed [Moussaoui's] affiliations with radical fundamentalist Islamic groups and activities connected to Osama Bin Laden." At this point the Field Agents "became desperate," but incredibly Headquarters continued to stonewall and deny the existence of probable cause for a search. Rowley, who has been an FBI division legal advisor for 12 years, and an FBI agent for 21 years, was at the time and remains today completely baffled by Headquarters' determination to stop the investigation. She flatly states that probable cause "was certainly established." At that point Rowley tried another route. The FBI can apply for so-called FISA warrants if their aim is to gather intelligence rather than evidence for a criminal proceeding. The granting of a FISA warrant is practically guaranteed; the FBI only has to ask for them. To her amazement, FBI Headquarters "continued to, almost inexplicably, throw up roadblocks and undermine Minneapolis' by-now desperate efforts to obtain a FISA search warrant." By this time the Field Agents were "in a frenzy ... absolutely convinced [Moussouai] was planning to do something with a plane." One agent speculated in a memo that that Moussouai had been planning with unidentified confederates to "fly something into the World Trade Center." "Unheeded Warnings," Michael Isikoff, NEWSWEEK, May 20, 2002 Issue http://www.bulatlat.com/news/2-16/2-16-readerNEWSWEEK.html Then came September 11. Coleen Rowley agonizes in her letter, searching for an explanation for the betrayal by FBI Headquarters. Were they simply too busy? Was it normal bureaucratic inertia? Ultimately, she is unable to accept these convenient but implausible explanations: "The issues are fundamentally ones of INTEGRITY." (Her emphasis.) An almost identical story is coming out of the Phoenix FBI office which was similarly thwarted by FBI Headquarters in their attempt to investigate Hani Hanjour, who is believed to have crashed an airliner into the Pentagon on September 11: "The Man Behind the Hot Memo," James Poniewozik, TIME, May 19, 2002 http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,238574,00.html "FBI Was Warned of Sept. 11 Hijacker--Informant Says He Provided Facts About Phoenix Hijacker," John McWethy, ABCNEWS, May 23, 2002 http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/DailyNews/FBI_informant020523.html Some of the Field Agents involved in these and still other similar cases have applied for whistleblower status, and are taking legal action to try to force the Bureau to declassify the relevant documents and come clean about their role in September 11. These agents are being represented by David Schippers, former Chief Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, and head prosecutor responsible for conducting the impeachment against former President Bill Clinton. "Did Bush Know?--Warning Signs of 9-11 and Intelligence Failures," Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, May 18, 2002 http://www.mediamonitors.net/mosaddeq36.html (This is a long file. A string search on "Schippers" will get you to the right paragraph.) In the meantime Coleen Rowley notes in her letter that in the aftermath of September 11 the official most responsible for blocking her investigation of Moussaoui has received a promotion. That's not all. The FBI Department responsible for repeatedly blocking Rowley's desperate attempts to obtain authorization to search Moussouai's apartment and computer is the National Security Law Unit (NSLU). In the month of December 2002, the head of the NSLU, Marion Bowman, received the most prestigious and generous award the Bureau could confer on him: * At a quiet little ceremony earlier this month, Marion (Spike) Bowman was one of nine people in the bureau to receive an award for "exceptional performance." The reward carries with it a cash bonus of 20 to 35 percent of the recipient's salary and a framed certificate signed by the president. ("FBI performs a nasty little sequel to whistle-blower saga," Doug Grow, Star Tribune, December 22, 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20021223164710/http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/3547688.html .) * The President of the United States is showering praise and bonuses and promotions on those responsible for thwarting the investigations that could have prevented the horrific events of September 11. And keep in mind Atta's bizarre behaviour when he applied for a Department of Agriculture loan to purchase crop-dusting equipment in May of 2000. Atta used his real name, and he made sure the interviewer (Johnelle Bryant) spelled it correctly. He told her that he wanted to buy a crop-duster and to "build a chemical tank that would fit inside the aircraft and take up every available square inch of the aircraft except for where the pilot would be sitting." Atta then fixated on an aerial photo of Washington, D.C. hanging on the office wall, and wanted to purchase it: * "He pulled out a wad of cash," she said, "and started throwing money on my desk. He wanted that picture really bad." Bryant indicated that the picture was not for sale, and he threw more money down. "His look on his face became very bitter at that point," Bryant remembers. "I believe he said, 'How would America like it if another country destroyed that city and some of the monuments in it,' like the cities in his country had been destroyed?" ... Atta also talked about life in his country. "He mentioned al Qaeda, he mentioned Osama bin Laden," ... He boasted about the role that they would one day play. "He said this man would someday be known as the world's greatest leader," she said. ("Face to Face With a Terrorist--Government Worker Recalls Mohamed Atta Seeking Funds Before Sept. 11," Brian Ross, ABCNEWS, June 6, 2002 http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/DailyNews/ross_bryant020606.html .) * Bryant, perhaps to provide us with some much needed comic relief, finishes her story by asking, "How could I have known [that this man was a terrorist]?" The point is that Atta was operating completely openly, and even seems to be DELIBERATELY drawing attention to himself as a terrorist suspect. This makes sense if, as I believe, Atta was laying a false trail of evidence which he WANTED to be discovered after the attacks (more on this later). The attacks of September 11 were planned and carried out with impressive military discipline and efficiency. Atta is not exposing himself out of stupidity or carelessness. He must have expected that Bryant would immediately notify the FBI (although she did not). We now know that this would not have mattered--that any attempt to investigate would have been killed by FBI Headquarters. Clearly, at the time, Atta must have known this as well. The question of exactly why Atta would have wanted to incriminate himself in this way will be addressed in section 8. 5. THE ANTHRAX ATTACKS So ... whoever perpetrated September 11 obviously has tons of money and a tight military organization. You would expect that this would not be an isolated event, but the start of a coordinated campaign. If this was the work of Islamic fundamentalists, then where is the Jihad? Where are the Holy Warriors who should have been positioned and ready to follow up on the opening shot of the war? There was a second wave of attacks--the dissemination of anthrax letters to both random and carefully selected targets. However, everyone now acknowledges that this was an inside job--that the weapons grade anthrax used would only be available to a very limited number of scientists and military/intelligence officers working in the United States on highly classified projects. In fact, according to the leading expert on the anthrax attacks, Professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, the FBI has long known exactly who was behind these attacks--attacks that have so far have killed at least five American citizens--but the Bureau has decided to let the perpetrator off the hook, just as the sponsor of the September 11 hijackings has been let off the hook. Professor Rosenberg is a microbiologist and an expert on biological warfare who has served as a Presidential Advisor and testified before congress on this subject. She was selected by the Federation of American Scientists to investigate the anthrax attacks. Over one year ago, in January 2002, Professor Rosenberg stated: * The FBI has surely known for several months that the anthrax attack was an inside job. A government estimate for the number of scientists involved in the US anthrax program over the last five years is 200 people. According to a former defense scientist the number of defense scientists with hands-on anthrax experience and the necessary access is smaller, under 50. The FBI has received short lists of specific suspects with credible motives from a number of knowledgeable inside sources, and has found or been given clues ... that could lead to incriminating evidence. By now the FBI must have a good idea of who the perpetrator is. ("Analysis of the Anthrax Attacks," Professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Federation of American Scientists, January 17, 2002-September 22, 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20030402125704/http://www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm .) * Another leading expert on biological warfare, Professor Francis Boyle of Indiana University, concurs with Rosenberg's opinion. Professor Boyle is a renowned expert on international law who has testified before Congress on legal issues concerning biological warfare. He was instrumental in drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989. His analysis of the anthrax attacks has led him to the same conclusion reached by Professor Rosenberg, which he states even more bluntly: * I believe that the FBI knows exactly who was behind these attacks and that they have concluded that the perpetrator was someone who was or is involved in illegal and criminal biological warfare research conducted by the US government (the Pentagon or the CIA) or by one of the government's civilian contractors. For that reason, the FBI is not going to apprehend and indict the perpetrator. ("Bio-Warfare and Terrorism," Francis Boyle, Professor of International Law, University of Illinois School of Law, Synthesis/Regeneration 30, Winter 2003 http://web.greens.org/s-r/30/30-12.html .) * As with the investigation of the funding channel for the September 11 hijackers, the anthrax investigation started off fast and made great progress only to come to a screeching halt with the perpetrator in easy reach. The most obvious pieces of evidence were the notes that accompanied the anthrax mailings. These contained crude misspellings and praised Allah while calling for the downfall of the United States. These notes were quickly recognized as a transparent hoax. As Professor Rosenberg has stated: * Expert analysts for the FBI believe that the letters were written by a Westerner, not a Middle Easterner or Muslim, although the text was clearly intended to imply the latter. ("Analysis of the Anthrax Attacks," Professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Federation of American Scientists, January 17, 2002-September 22, 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20030402125704/http://www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm .) * The anthrax strain used was consistent in all letters. A detailed genetic analysis narrowed the search to a single laboratory: the U.S. Army's Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland: "Riddle of the spores--Why has the FBI investigation into the anthrax attacks stalled? The evidence points one way," George Monbiot, The Guardian, May 21, 2002 http://www.guardian.co.uk/anthrax/story/0,1520,719367,00.html Further, the sophisticated weaponization process used to treat the spores, and the highly specialized expertise needed to store and handle the spores, narrows the search even much further. This leaves us with just a handful of suspects involved in the Fort Detrick program: "Analysis of the Anthrax Attacks," Professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Federation of American Scientists, January 17, 2002-September 22, 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20030402125704/http://www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm With the field narrowed down so drastically, Professor Rosenberg points us to what I believe is the key piece of evidence in identifying the perpetrator: * On Sept. 21, three days after the first anthrax mailing and before any letters or anthrax cases were in the news, an anonymous typed letter was mailed to Quantico accusing an Egyptian-American scientist, formerly of USAMRIID, of plotting biological terrorism. The accused scientist was quickly exonerated by the FBI. The letter's writer displayed familiarity with work at USAMRIID and claimed to have formerly worked with the accused scientist. ("The Anthrax Case: What the FBI Knows," Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Ph.D., June 13, 2002 http://www.anthraxinvestigation.com/fas-01.html .) * Obviously the anonymous accuser himself fits the profile of the actual perpetrator. Furthermore he was able to correctly anticipate that there would be an anthrax attack and that the strain of anthrax used would lead to Fort Detrick. The conclusion seems inescapable that the anonymous author of this false accusation was the author of the attack itself. The falsely accused was an Egyptian born scientist, Dr. Ayaad Assaad who worked at USAMRIID during the 1990's. During his employment there he was the target of racist attacks from a Jewish coworker, Lt. Col. Philip Zack. In one incident Zack mailed Assaad a rubber camel with a huge model sexual appendage attached, together with an eight page poem that described Dr. Assaad among many other things as a "life form lower than yeast." "Arab scientists recount hostility and harassment at military anthrax lab," Lynne Tuohy and Jack Dolan, The Hartford Courant, December 19, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20020613151817/http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/134380111_detrick19.html http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=detrick19&date=20011219 As a result of this and a string of similar racist attacks by Lt. Col. Zack, Assaad filed a harrassment suit and Zack was forced to resign his position at USAMRIID. However, Zack continued to have access to the lab illegally with the help of a personal friend there: "Anthrax Easy To Get Out Of Lab--Security Was Based On Trust In Scientists," Jack Dolan, Dave Altimari and Lynne Tuohy, The Hartford Courant, December 20, 2001 http://www.anthraxinvestigation.com/hcourant.html Certainly Lt. Col. Zack must be considered to be the prime candidate as the author of the letter falsely accusing Dr. Assad. In my view this also makes him the prime suspect in the attacks themselves--especially when you take into account the fact that his illegal comings and goings at Fort Detrick occurred at the time when anthrax spores matching the genetic profile of those used in the attacks went missing there. "Deadly specimens disappeared from Army research lab in '90s," Jack Dolan and Dave Altimari, The Hartford Courant, January 21, 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20021002134839/http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/134393798_anthrax21.html In any event, the suspects in this crucial investigation are certainly NOT fanatical Islamic fundamentalists. Everyone close to the investigation agrees that the perpetrator is a highly qualified bio-warfare expert who has worked on highly classified projects for the United States government. He has very specific and rare skills that in themselves narrow the field to a mere handful people, without even taking into account the evidence surrounding the mailings themselves. The postmarks provide a series of time stamps associated with specific locations. An investigation like this can stall when there are thousands of possible suspects; it cannot stall when there are a handful of suspects and abundant clues to resolve the perpetrator's identity. Professors Rosenberg and Boyle are quite correct: the FBI is deliberately shielding the perpetrator of these terrible crimes, which have taken the lives of five innocent American citizens and which attack the foundations of our free and open society. But not everyone is going unprotected. With exceptional foresight so notably absent elsewhere in this case, Vice President Dick Cheney was able to anticipate that anthrax would become a problem in the Capitol. He and his staff started taking an anti-anthrax medication (Cipro) on the night of September 11, before the letters containing anthrax started to arrive: "White House mail sorters anthrax-free," Sandra Sobieraj, Associated Press, October 24, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20021021135126/http://www.phillyburbs.com/terror/news/1024beth.htm "Judicial Watch Sues Bush Administration For Anthrax Documents--Group Says Government Had Braced In Advance For Anthrax Attacks," Associated Press, June 9, 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20021130151705/http://cooperativeresearch.org/completetimeline/2002/ap060902.html Obtaining and preparing the anthrax will have been a difficult and lengthy process. The attacks, beginning just seven days after September 11, must have been prepared well in advance by a highly sophisticated government insider. Like the hijackers themselves and their sponsors in the ISI, the perpetrator clearly has powerful protectors high inside the U.S. government. The two attacks seem to have been perfectly coordinated to work towards the same objective. The ever-incisive Professor Rosenberg observes: * The perpetrator was probably ready before Sept. 11 and simply took advantage of the likelihood that Sept. 11 would throw suspicion on Muslim terrorists. Was the perpetrator trying to push the US toward some retaliatory military action? ("Analysis of the Anthrax Attacks," Professor Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Federation of American Scientists, January 17, 2002-September 22, 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20030402125704/http://www.fas.org/bwc/news/anthraxreport.htm .) * 6. THE ULTRA-RIGHTWING AGENDA ALREADY IN PLACE FOR A WAR AGAINST THE ARAB STATES But why would our government WANT to whip up public support for an all-out war against the Arab states? The answer is readily found in a series of position papers from the "Project for a New American Century" (PNAC) that are available on the web. PNAC is an ultra-righwing and militaristic think-tank that developed around the most extreme hawks in Dick Cheney's Defense Department at the end of George Bush Sr.'s administration. To understand why an inner circle of Presidential Advisors including Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz and Perle, are pushing for a comprehensive attack on the Arab States, you should check out their website: http://www.newamericancentury.org In particular, click on the link for "Defense and National Security," and then download "Rebuilding America's Defenses" ["Rebuilding America's Defenses--Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century: A Report of The Project for the New American Century," September 2000]. (This is the first item listed. You'll need Acrobat Reader.) This paper lays out the plan to dominate the entire globe, starting with the Middle East and Central Asia. The authors figure that to support this we will need to beef up the military to the point where we will be able to support multiple simultaneous major wars together with occupations and police actions. All of this was in place years before September 11. This paper was published in September 2000. It's perfectly clear then that September 11 is simply being used as a pretext to implement an ultra-rightwing agenda that was put in place years before. I want to emphasize that this has absolutely nothing to do with suppressing terrorism. In fact, this agenda will surely have exactly the opposite effect. In the lengthy and detailed document I have referenced you can search for the word "terrorism" and you will not find it at all. However if you search for the word "preeminence," as in "American preeminence," "geopolitical preeminence," "military preeminence," etc., you will find that word many times. The plan to use our differences with Saddam Hussein as a pretext for initiating the campaign for an American global empire is explicitly stated: "While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein ... Iran may well prove as large a threat to U.S. interests in the Gulf as Iraq has. And even should U.S.-Iranian relations improve, retaining forward-based forces in the region would still be an essential element in U.S. security strategy given the longstanding American interests in the region." The fanatical Zionism of some advisors, e.g., Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, is clearly a factor driving this policy. Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has echoed elements of this planning paper, for example calling for an invasion of Iran "one day after" we subjugate Iraq (interview with The Times, U.K., November 5, 2002). Other important players pushing this agenda, such as Rumsfeld and Cheney, appear to be motivated by a dangerously radical view towards the uses of U.S. military power now that the U.S. is the single, unchallenged superpower. In any case, it is safe to say that September 11 is simply being used as a pretext for an agenda that has been in place for years now. The proposed military moves in the Middle East will not suppress terrorism. On the contrary, many thousands will flock to the cause of Islamic Jihad if we continue this way. And in the meantime, outrageously, the real leads we have on the perpetrators of September 11 are being allowed to dangle uninvestigated. I'm referring again to former ISI Director General Ahmad, the paymaster of the hijackers, who has been allowed to slip off into retirement, and the unpursued anthrax leads which can only point to a single cutting-edge bio-warfare laboratory right here in the U.S.A. Why, Why, WHY??? 7. CONCLUSION The horrific events of September 11 bear all the earmarks of a covert "pretext" operation designed to support a military agenda that could never have otherwise been set in motion. Investigations of both the hijackings and the subsequent anthrax attacks lead not to Islamic fundamentalists, but point to our own military and intelligence organizations, and, in the case of the hijackings, to their client and close ally, the ISI. Consequently our government has simply terminated these investigations. Similarly, crucial FBI investigations that could have prevented the attacks were "inexplicably" sabotaged by FBI Headquarters over the desperate objections of Field Agents who were fully aware of the terrifying implications of what they had uncovered. These Field Agents have now been forced to apply for "whistleblower" status for their own protection, while the officials who sabotaged the investigations are being richly rewarded with promotions, bonuses and Presidential awards. It appears that the purpose of this deliberate mass murder of thousands of innocent American citizens was to whip up public support for a comprehensive attack on the Arab states in the Middle East. The plans for these military moves have been in place for several years, but they could never have won public approval without this boost. 8. EPILOG--HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? In the introduction I discussed the Gladio operations carried out in Europe in the 1970's and 1980's. Among other things this involved a series of bombings in Italy in which hundreds of innocent civilians were killed. The bombings were designed to appear to be the work of communist subversives, but in fact were carried out by extreme right-wing groups under the direction of the CIA: "Gladio: The secret U.S. War to subvert Italian Democracy," Arthur E. Rowse, Covert Action Quarterly, No. 49, Summer 1994 http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/gladio.html The philosophy behind this kind of operation is spelled out in the top secret Supplement B to U.S. Army Field Manual FM 30-31, signed by General William Westmoreland in March 1970: * There may be times when HC [Host Country] governments show passivity or indecision in face of Communist or Communist-inspired subversion, and react with inadequate vigor to intelligence estimates transmitted by U.S. agencies ... In such cases, U.S. Army intelligence must have the means of launching special operations which will convince HC governments and public opinion of the reality of the insurgent danger and of the necessity of counteraction. To this end, U.S. Army intelligence should seek to penetrate the insurgency by means of agents on special assignment, with the task of forming special action groups among the more radical elements of the insurgency. When the kind of situation envisaged above arises, these groups, acting under U.S. Army intelligence control, should be used to launch violent or non-violent actions according to the nature of the case. ("Hardcopy from US Army Intelligence and Security Command in partial response to FOI," May 30, 2001 http://cryptome.org/inscom-foia02.htm .) * The aim of these operations then was to polarize the public and convince them that they were faced with violence and death from political extremists, AND WHEN NECESSARY, MANUFACTURING THE VIOLENCE AND DEATH THAT WAS NEEDED TO PUSH PUBLIC OPINION IN THE DESIRED DIRECTION. Now I agree that it's a step up from killing hundreds of innocent civilians in order to further your political agenda to, in the case of the attacks on September 11, killing thousands of innocents. But how big a step is this really? ... Especially when you consider how much greater the stakes are now (from the warped perspective of the extreme militarists). During the Cold War we were constantly fighting on the edges--trying to force geopolitical boundaries a little bit one way or the other. Now as the world's single great superpower we have a unique "opportunity" to dominate the entire globe and gain control of key resources--especially oil of course. The evidence presented here (and much more that has been omitted in the interest of keeping this short) strongly suggests that September 11 was just such an operation, mounted by a radical group within the Bush administration--an alliance of extreme militarists and fanatical Zionists who are gaining increasing influence in our military and intelligence command structures. The scenario prescribed by Westmoreland is a perfect fit for what we have observed. It would be very easy for the CIA to infiltrate "agents provocateur" among genuine Islamic fundamentalists using their loyal client, Pakistan's ISI, as the intermediary. With ISI support the provocateurs could quickly gain leadership status. Then all you need is the political clout to shut down any investigation by the CIA or FBI that might threaten the operation. Mohammed Atta is an obvious provocateur, operating very openly and deliberately leaving a trail of damning evidence. His strange double life as a zealous Islamic fundamentalist on the one hand and wild, fully Westernized party animal on the other becomes completely coherent in this context. Not only are there precedents for this general kind of "false flag" provocation, there are even precedents specifically for the framing of Arabs for terrorist attacks against the United States that in fact were perpetrated by Zionist extremists with the aim of poisoning U.S. relations with the Arab states. The Lavon Affair involved a series of bombings of American and British institutions in Egypt in 1954. These terrorist attacks were ordered by the head of Israeli intelligence with the aim of making it appear that they were perpetrated by Egyptian nationalists. The idea was to damage relations between Egypt and the U.S. and Britain. (See for example, Israel's Sacred Terrorism, Livia Rokach, Third Edition: 1986, Chapter 7 http://www.chss.montclair.edu/english/furr/essays/rokach.html .) Of course, in the case of September 11, the Zionists could only have hoped to pull this off with very highly placed and determined assistance from within our own military and intelligence organizations. I believe that this was provided by the alliance of extreme militarists and fanatical Zionists surrounding Vice President Dick Cheney, as discussed above. In considering this evidence it's important to recognize just how corrupt our intelligence establishment has become. One huge scandal that has never been addressed is narcotics trafficking and money laundering by the CIA. Agency involvement in large scale heroin trafficking started in Laos during the Vietnam war. This has been known for decades; a good reference is Professor William Chambliss' Presidential address to the American Society of Criminology in 1988: "State-Organized Crime," American Society of Criminology, 1988 Presidential Address, Prof. William J. Chambliss, from Criminology, 27:183-208 (1989) http://www.memresearch.org/econ/state-organized_crime.htm During the campaign in Afghanistan, CIA heroin trafficking accelerated, and the United States was flooded with Afghan heroin. Alfred McCoy, Professor of Southeast Asian History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has discussed this problem, and the central role this played in the administration of George Bush Sr.: * First of all, I think the Laos parallel is very strong in the Iran-Contra operation ... All the personnel that are involved in that operation are Laos veterans. Ted Shackley, Thomas Clines, Oliver North, Richard Secord--they all served in Laos during thirteen-year war. They are all part of that policy of integrating narcotics and being complicitous in the narcotics trade in the furtherance of covert action. ("An Interview with Alfred McCoy" by David Barsamian, Conducted at University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 17, 1990, Part Three http://www.lycaeum.org/drugwar/DARKALLIANCE/ciah3.html .) * (See also, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, Prof. Alfred W. McCoy, Lawrence Hill Books, New York, 1991.) The CIA also became very active in smuggling cocaine from Latin America during this period, and the proceeds were used, among other things, to fund the Contra guerillas in Nicauragua. (Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, Verso, London, 1998.) Notoriously, George Bush Jr. has surrounded himself with officials associated with the worst scandals involving covert operations of his father's administration, including the Iran-Contra scandal. These officials include men like Richard Armitage, Elliott Abrams (convicted of two misdemeanors), John Poindexter (convicted on five felony charges), and Richard Secord (convicted on six felony charges). (Unfortunately most of these convictions were later overturned on the technicality that they were contaminated by immunized testimony before Congressional Committees.) These men were active in formulating policy at the very time our government started to pump money into the ISI and to cultivate this agency as a client. Now they are choosing to simply ignore the fact that it is their own client and ally who funded the September 11 attacks. Noted historian Theodore Draper has written of Iran-Contra and the related pattern of criminal activity in the White House: * If ever the constitutional democracy of the United States States is overthrown, we now have a better idea of how this is likely to be done. During the course of the Iran-Contra affairs, from 1984 to 1986, something in the nature of a junta was at work inside the U.S. government. We usually think of a junta as plotting to overthrow a president; this junta came into being to overthrow an established constitutional rule of law with the help of a president. The main lesson from this experience is that the chief danger to our political system is from within, not from without. (Theodore Draper, Foreword to The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History, Peter Kornbluh and Malcolm Byrne [Editors], The New Press, 1993, New York, pg. xiii.) * George Bush Sr. himself, a few months before he granted Presidential pardons to his friends, put it even more graphically: * "If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched." (George H.W. Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter.) * The former President and father of the current President has put his finger on their own worst nightmare: the time tested ability of the American people to raise holy hell when their government abuses their trust. Tim Howells, Ph.D. (Note: Throughout this post I'm deeply indebted to the timeline compiled by the Cooperative Research Group. See "The Complete 9/11 Timeline" by Paul Thompson http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/project.jsp?project=911_project .) ############################################# (End of the above article, "September 11--Islamic Jihad or Another Northwoods?," by Dr. Tim Howells. Below is contained my end-notes in order to add even further documentation to this article, and to further strengthen an already iron-clad case--although even with all this added documentation, this just barely even begins to scratch the surface on all the hardcore mainstream documentation proving up one side and down the other that the 9/11 attacks were a U.S. government-staged Hegelian dialectic/PsyOps from start to finish:) 1. Gladio was also known as Operation Stay Behind. Gladio ties in with the Propaganda Due (P2) Masonic Lodge scandal in Italy. See also the below more recent major-media articles, which although don't go into a detailed investigation like Arthur E. Rowse's article: "American Mischief in Italy?," William Pfaff, International Herald Tribune, March 14, 1998 http://www.iht.com/IHT/WP/98/wp031498.html "America's 'strategy of tension' in Italy," William Pfaff, Jewish World Review, March 16, 1998 http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/pfaff031698.html (This article is essentially the same as the one previously cited.) "Bomb trial may call Bush Sr," Philip Willan, The Guardian, February 16, 2000 http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,3963717,00.html "Terrorists 'helped by CIA' to stop rise of left in Italy," Philip Willan, The Guardian, March 26, 2001 http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,462976,00.html Related to the above, the below recent major-media news articles concern the P2 Masonic Lodge: "Who killed Calvi?--Reopening the inquiry into the 'suicide' of 'God's banker' has exposed links with the mafia, masons and Vatican fraud, writes Nick Mathiason," Nick Mathiason, The Observer, December 7, 2003 http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,6903,1101354,00.html "Calvi bank's $70m traced," Nick Mathiason, The Observer, December 14, 2003 http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,6903,1106486,00.html "Family finds vindication in campaign to clear name--Crusade waged from Montreal leads to new clues in 20-year-old mystery death of 'God's banker'," Ingrid Peritz, The Globe and Mail, November 4, 2002, Page A3 http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/calvi_family.html http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/printarticle/gam/20021104/UCALVN 2. See also: "Pensacola NAS link faces more scrutiny--Senator seeks answers on hijackers ties to Navy base," Larry Wheeler, Scott Streater and Ginny Graybiel, The Pensacola News Journal, September 17, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20010923193829/http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/news/091701/Local/ST001.shtml "Pentagon Lied: Terrorists Trained at U.S. Bases," Daniel Hopsicker, October 14, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011124110050/http://www.madcowprod.com/index6.html In addition to all the above, the FBI knew for _years_ that _terrorists_ with direct ties to Osama bin Laden were training at U.S. flight schools: "FBI Knew Terrorists Were Using Flight Schools," Steve Fainaru and James V. Grimaldi, Washington Post, September 23, 2001; Page A24 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac3/ContentServer?pagename=article&articleid=A10840-2001Sep22 3. Such financial ties with the U.S. government by no means begin or end there. Many of the bin Laden family are big-time businessmen in the U.S. and have very close ties to top-level U.S. politicians. For example, the Bushes and the bin Ladens are long-time family-friends and business partners. The bin Laden family runs the largest construction company in the Middle East (i.e., the Saudi Binladen Group, http://www.sbg.com.sa ), of which company the U.S. government uses to construct all of its Middle East military bases, even to rebuild the ones that Osama is said to have blown up (such as after the June 25, 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia). Regarding the new barracks complex that was built after the Khobar Towers bombing, Air Force Magazine wrote in their February 1999 issue: "In a supreme irony, the complex was built by the giant contractor, Saudi bin Laden Group--owned by the same family that produced international terrorist Osama bin Laden, now an outcast in his homeland." ("Desert Stronghold," William H. McMichael, Air Force Magazine--Journal of the Air Force Association, February 1999, Vol. 82, No. 2 http://www.afa.org/magazine/feb1999/0299desert.asp ) Here's another way the bin Laden family benefits financially from Osama's supposed attacks: "Do bin Ladens benefit financially from attack?--Iridium phones suddenly in high demand for rescue efforts," Joseph Farah, WorldNetDaily.com, September 17, 2001 http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=24519 Moreover, Osama bin Laden is a known CIA asset: "Bin Laden comes home to roost--His CIA ties are only the beginning of a woeful story," Michael Moran, MSNBC, August 24, 1998 http://www.msnbc.com/news/190144.asp Under contract with the CIA, Osama bin Laden and his family company built the multi-billion dollar "caves" in which he was supposedly hiding during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: "[Osama bin Laden] brought in engineers from his father's company and heavy construction equipment to build roads and warehouses for the Mujaheddin. In 1986, he helped build a CIA-financed tunnel complex, to serve as a major arms storage depot, training facility and medical center for the Mujaheddin, deep under the mountains close to the Pakistan border." ("How a Holy War against the Soviets turned on US," Ahmed Rashid, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 23, 2001, Sunday, Two Star Edition, pg. A-12 http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline/2001/pittsburghpostgazette092301.html http://web.archive.org/web/20021118034524/http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/completetimeline/2001/pittsburghpostgazette092301.html .) As well, Bush, Jr. is former business partners with Osama bin Laden's older brother Salem: "Bin Laden's family link to Bush," Peter Allen, Daily Mail (U.K.), September 24, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011127003108/http://www.femail.co.uk/pages/news/article.html?in_article_id=74355 "Why would Osama bin Laden want to kill Dubya, his former business partner?," James Hatfield, Online Journal, July 3, 2001 http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/Hatfield-R-091901/hatfield-r-091901.html And Bush, Sr. is business partners with the bin Laden family in the Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest military-weapons contractors (hence both families benefit again from Osama's supposed attacks with the increase in U.S. government weapons spending): "Bin Laden Family Could Profit From a Jump In Defense Spending Due to Ties to U.S. Bank," Daniel Golden, James Bandler and Marcus Walker, Wall Street Journal Online, September 27, 2001 http://interactive.wsj.com/archive/retrieve.cgi?id=SB1001546348608890000.djm http://www.geocities.com/vonchloride/wsjarticle.html http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/WAL110A.html "Wall Street Journal: Bush Sr. in Business with bin Laden Family Conglomerate through Carlyle Group," Judicial Watch, September 28, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011009024633/http://www.judicialwatch.org/press_release.asp?pr_id=1624 Also, Bush, Jr. has given the Taliban over 125 million dollars in the year of 2001, before the 9/11 attacks: "Bush's Faustian Deal With the Taliban," Robert Scheer, Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2001 http://www.robertscheer.com/1_natcolumn/01_columns/052201.htm "Afghanistan," The Washington Post, September 15, 2001; Page A26 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A34423-2001Sep14 "U.S. Taxpayers send Billions to our Enemies in Afghanistan," Congressman Ron Paul, Texas Straight Talk, November 5, 2001 http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2001/tst110501.htm See also the below documentation resource: http://www.bushnews.com/attack.htm Indeed, the Taliban was created by the CIA: "CIA worked in tandem with Pak to create Taliban," Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), March 7, 2001 http://www.timesofindia.com/today/07euro1.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20010310083514/http://www.timesofindia.com/070301/07euro1.htm 4. This U.S. government protection didn't just stop with with these particular terrorists who were being flight-trained in the U.S. Before the 9/11 attacks, as disclosed in the official FBI document numbered 199I-WF-213589 and which came from the FBI's Washington field office--of which was originally an order by former President Clinton and subsequently re-ordered by President George Bush, Jr.--the FBI was ordered to back-off of their investigations into the bin Laden family, the royal House of Saud, and suspected terrorist organizations with links to Osama bin Laden: "Has someone been sitting on the FBI?," Greg Palast, BBC Newsnight, November 6, 2001 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/events/newsnight/1645527.stm "FBI claims Bin Laden inquiry was frustrated--Officials told to 'back off' on Saudis before September 11," Greg Palast and David Pallister, The Guardian, November 7, 2001 http://www.guardian.co.uk/wtccrash/story/0,1300,589173,00.html "Bush took FBI agents off Laden family trail," Rashmee Z. Ahmed, Times News Network, November 07, 2001 http://www.timesofindia.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=1030259305 http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?art_id=1030259305 "US agents told: Back off bin Ladens," Sydney Morning Herald, November 7, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011109180353/http://www.smh.com.au/news/0111/07/world/world100.html "Bush thwarted FBI probe against bin Ladens," Agence France-Presse (AFP), November 7, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011108002028/http://www.hindustantimes.com/nonfram/071101/dlame43.asp "US agents told to back off bin Ladens," Ananova, November 7, 2001 http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_443114.html "US agents were told to 'back off Bin Ladens'," Independent Online, November 7, 2001 http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=3&art_id=qw1005113520874B221 This protection of the bin Laden family and the Royal House of Saud continued even after the 9/11 attacks. Within minutes of the attacks on 9/11, the Federal Aviation Administration sent out a special notification ordering every airborne plane in the United States to land at the nearest airport as soon as possible, and prohibiting planes on the ground from taking off. Yet scores of members and associates of two families with close business and social ties to the Bush family--the bin Ladens, and the royal family of Saudi Arabia--were allowed the only flights out of the country on those days. This included members of the bin Laden family who were suspected by the FBI of being involved with terrorism, such as Khalil, Abdullah and Omar bin Laden. See: "Saving the Saudis," Craig Unger, Vanity Fair, the October 2003 issue http://www.wesjones.com/saudi1.htm "Administration Approves Evacuation of bin Ladens After 9-11 Despite Open Investigation," Public Education Center, updated September 11, 2003 http://www.publicedcenter.org/stories/saudi-evacuation "Phantom Flight From Florida," Kathy Steele, Brenna Kelly and Elizabeth Lee Brown, The Tampa Tribune, October 5, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011108145853/http://www.tampatrib.com/MGA3F78EFSC.html http://www.rense.com/general29/resuc.htm This same U.S. government protection extended all the way up to Osama bin Laden himself. In 1996, the Sudan government offered to arrest Osama bin Laden and place him in U.S. custody but then-President Clinton refused the offer, despite the fact that in 1995 Osama bin Laden had already been named by the U.S. government as a wanted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing: "U.S. Was Foiled Multiple Times in Efforts To Capture Bin Laden or Have Him Killed--Sudan's Offer to Arrest Militant Fell Through After Saudis Said No," Barton Gellman, Washington Post, October 3, 2001; Page A01 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac3/ContentServer?pagename=article&articleid=A61251-2001Oct2 "Plan to arrest bin Laden in 1996 fell apart: report," Agence France-Presse (AFP), October 3, 2001 http://www.geocities.com/vonchloride/afpsudan.html "Thanks, But No Thanks--How the U.S. Missed a Chance to Get Bin Laden," Jennifer Gould, The Village Voice, October 31, 2001-November 6, 2001 http://villagevoice.com/issues/0144/gould.php From the above article (quoting a U.S. intelligence source): "We kidnap minor drug czars and bring them back in burlap bags. Somebody didn't want this to happen." "Clinton Spurned Bin Laden Offer Because He Didn't Want to Work With Sudan, Analyst Says," Stephen Mbogo, CNSNews.com, September 04, 2003 http://www.cnsnews.com/ForeignBureaus/archive/200309/FOR20030904h.html For more on all this, see the below documentation resource: "Gaping Holes in the 'CIA vs. bin Laden' Story," Jared Israel, Emperors-Clothes.com, November 8, 2001 http://emperors-clothes.com/news/probestop-i.htm The Clinton Administration also prevented the FBI from attempting to arrest Osama bin Laden: "Reno nixed plan to nab bin Laden--Former attorney general concluded '98 mission to arrest Osama in Afghanistan 'too dangerous'," WorldNetDaily.com, May 21, 2003 http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=32698 Additionally, security chiefs on both sides of the Atlantic repeatedly turned down the chance to acquire a vast intelligence database on Osama bin Laden and more than 200 leading members of his al-Qaeda terrorist network in the years leading up to the 9/11 attacks: "Resentful west spurned Sudan's key terror files," David Rose, The Observer, September 30, 2001 http://www.observer.co.uk/Distribution/Redirect_Artifact/0,4678,0-560624,00.html But moreover, on October 30 and 31, 2001, two French news agencies broke stunning news. French daily Le Figaro (France's equivalent to the New York Times--a _highly_ respected French newspaper) and Radio France International (another vanguard of French news-gathering) reported that from July 4 to 14, 2001, while receiving treatment for a chronic kidney infection in an American hospital in Dubai (of the United Arab Emirates), Osama bin Laden met with CIA station chief Larry Mitchell. This occured two months before the 9/11 attacks, and at a time when there was a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Osama (who was eligible for execution under U.S. law for two U.S. embassy bombings and the attack on the USS Cole--and who had been officially sought for arrest by the U.S. government ever since he had been named as a co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing). Witnesses say the al-Qaeda leader was also visited before leaving the hospital by members of his family and various Saudi and Emirate VIPs, including then Chief of Saudi Intelligence, Prince Turki al Faisal bin. The reports were later officially denied by the CIA and the American Hospital of Dubai. (Interestingly, in the CIA's denial, they also denied that the U.S. government ever had any relationship with Osama bin Laden, which is a provably glaring falsehood.) However, Le Figaro and Radio France International stand by the story, adding that the information was originally gathered by French intelligence, and confirmed by staff at the Dubai Hospital (including at least one member of the hospital administration), as well as by various Arab and Emirate diplomatic sources. Dr. Terry Callaway, the American specialist in charge of the famous urology department at the American Hospital of Dubai (who is believed to have treated Osama on this and two previous occasions in Dubai) refused on repeated occations to answer any questions about Osama bin Laden. "La CIA aurait rencontré Ben Laden en juillet," Alexandra Richard, Le Figaro, October 30, 2001 http://www.lefigaro.fr/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?pagename=FutureTense/Apps/Xcelerate/View&c=figArticle&cid=FIGJMSRVETC&live=true&print=true&gCurChannel=ZZZJTGN6J7C http://www.infowars.com/saved%20pages/Prior_Knowledge/lefigaro_fr.htm "Ben Laden a reçu un agent de la CIA à Dubaï," Richard Labeviere, Radio France Internationale (RFI), October 31, 2001 http://www.radiofranceinternationale.fr/special.asp?m1=1&m2=1&SurTitre='Attentats++l+enquête+et+les+suites'&Titre='Ben+Laden+a+reçu+un+agent+de+la+CIA+à+Dubaï http://www.ulg.ac.be/capri/AttentatsUSA/CAPRI_RFI_31_10_01_BenLadenRencontreCIA.asp "Ben Laden et la CIA: les détails de la rencontre," Richard Labeviere, Radio France Internationale (RFI), November 1, 2001 http://www.radiofranceinternationale.fr/encadre.asp?Identifiant=10044&id_Enc=11125&SurTitre=Attentats%20%20%20l%20enquête%20et%20les%20suites&Titre=Inquiétude%20sur%20les%20libertés%20publiques&TitreEnc=Ben%20Laden%20et%20la%20CIA%20%20les%20détails%20de%20la%20rencontre http://www.ulg.ac.be/capri/AttentatsUSA/CAPRI_RFI_01_11_01_BebLadenCIAdetails.htm "Ben Laden a été soigné en juillet à l'hôpital américain de Dubaï (presse)," Agence France-Presse (AFP), October 31, 2001 http://www.afp.com/ext/francais/compuserve/der/011031025142.8ryyfvvb.html http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/osamainhospital.html "CIA agent 'met Bin Laden in July'," Toby Rose, The Evening Standard, October 31, 2001 http://www.thisislondon.com/dynamic/news/story.html?in_review_id=470280&in_review_text_id=424130 http://propagandamatrix.com/cia_agent_met_bin_laden_in_july.html The below three news-sites all have the same October 31, 2001 Agence France-Presse (AFP) article but with different titles: "Bin Laden treated for kidney problem in Dubai, claims report" http://web.archive.org/web/20011217224938/http://www.smh.com.au/news/0110/31/world/world105.html http://old.smh.com.au/news/0110/31/world/world105.html "Bin Laden underwent treatment in July at Dubai American Hospital: reports" http://sg.news.yahoo.com/011031/1/1ml07.html "Bin Laden underwent treatment in Dubai" http://web.archive.org/web/20011107011149/http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/2001/10/31/FFXTISZYFTC.html "Bin Laden 'met CIA agent before terror attacks'," Ananova, October 31, 2001 http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_437828.html "Osama bin Laden Contacted CIA Shortly Before Terrorist Attacks," Alexei Bogomolov, Pravda, October 31, 2001 http://english.pravda.ru/main/2001/10/31/19716.html http://pravda.ru/main/2001/10/31/33259.html "Report: bin Laden treated at US hospital," Elizabeth Bryant, United Press International (UPI), October 31, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011101001905/http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/default-20011031112818.htm http://www.infowars.com/saved%20pages/Report%20bin%20Laden%20treated%20at%20US%20hospital%20--%20The%20Washington%20Times.htm http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/10/31/114942.shtml "Ailing bin Laden 'Treated Secretly for Kidney Disease'," Adam Sage, The Times (U.K.), November 1, 2001 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,63-132860,00.html "CIA agent alleged to have met Bin Laden in July--French report claims terrorist leader stayed in Dubai hospital," Anthony Sampson, The Guardian, November 1, 2001 http://www.guardian.co.uk/waronterror/story/0,1361,584444,00.html "Ben Laden a été soigné en juillet à Dubaï," Actu Internationale, November 1, 2001 http://www.nouvelles-caledoniennes.nc/webpress4/Articles/20011101/A20175.asp The below CBS News article and the article folling it are about a different event where Osama bin Laden was given kidney dialysis treatment in a military hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on September 10, 2001: "Hospital Worker: I Saw Osama--Accused Terrorist Said To Have Had Dialysis On Sept. 10," CBS News, January 28, 2002 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/28/eveningnews/main325887.shtml "Bin Laden had kidney dialysis in Pakistan: report," Agence France-Presse (AFP), January 29, 2002 http://web.archive.org/web/20021020025949/http://www.inq7.net/brk/2002/jan/29/brkafp_7-1.htm Below is the transcript of the January 28, 2002 CBS Evening News broadcast done on the above January 28, 2002 CBS News article about Osama bin Laden having been given kidney dialysis treatment in a military hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on September 10, 2001: "Bin Laden Whereabouts Before 9/11," Dan Rather and Barry Petersen, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, January 28, 2002 http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CBS203A.html http://web.archive.org/web/20030621005921/http://www.complete911timeline.org/2002/cbs012802.html http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline/2002/cbs012802.html For more on Osama bin Laden's hospital stays with U.S. government knowledge and approval, see the below article: "Where was Osama bin Laden on 9/11?--Bush Administration knew the Whereabouts of Osama," Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa, Centre for Research on Globalisation, November 16, 2003 http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO311A.html In continuation of this U.S. government policy of protecting their supposed "enemies" ("enemies" which nevertheless provide an extremely convenient pretext--à la Pearl Harbor and Operation Northwoods, etc.--for the U.S. government usurping ever more power and control), only dirt-poor Afghanistan goat-herders were taken to Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be publicly tortured in order to desensitize Americans to the torture that the globalists have planned for them. But the cream of the crop of the Taliban and al-Qaeda leadership in Afghanistan were given the royal treatment by the U.S. government for a job well-done: "Transcript: Jane Wallace Interviews Seymour Hersh," PBS NOW, February 21, 2003 http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_hersh.html "The Getaway--Questions surround a secret Pakistani airlift," Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker, issue of January 28, 2002, posted January 21, 2002 http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?020128fa_FACT "US helped Taliban to safety, magazine claims," Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian, January 21, 2002 http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,636708,00.html "US 'let Taleban men escape'," The Times (U.K.), January 21, 2002 http://www.geocities.com/vonchloride/uslettalebanmenescapethetimes.html "Did US Allow Pakistan To Quietly Evacuate Soldiers?," A. Chalomumbai, Mid-Day Multimedia Ltd, November 25, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011130105330/http://in.news.yahoo.com/011124/57/19g2e.html http://www.rense.com/general17/quiet.htm "U.S. allowed Pakistan to evacuate fighters?," The Hindu, November 23, 2001 http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2001/11/25/stories/03250000.htm "The 'airlift of evil'," Michael Moran, MSNBC, November 29, 2001 http://www.msnbc.com/news/664935.asp 5. The U.S. government had already been telling other governments (well prior to 9/11) that it was planning to invade Afghanistan in October, 2001. It's extremely convenient that the 9/11 attacks happened to coincide perfectly with the U.S. government's preplanned schedule to invade Afghanistan while at the same time providing the necessary pretext for such an invasion. See: "US 'planned attack on Taleban'," BBC, September 18, 2001: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1550000/1550366.stm "India joins anti-Taliban coalition": http://www.janes.com/security/international_security/news/jir/jir010315_1_n.shtml The above Jane's Intellegence Review article is actually dated March 15, 2001. Public Affairs Magazine (Newsinsight.net) on June 26, 2001 reported that the U.S. government told other governments about its plan to invade Afghanistan: "India in anti-Taliban military plan": http://www.indiareacts.com/archivefeatures/nat2.asp?recno=10 In addition, we have Bush, Jr.'s Presidential administration's own official statements regarding their intent to invade Iraq made almost exactly one year before the 9/11 attacks, saying in their official policy report that they would still invade Iraq even if Saddam and his regime no longer existed. So this invasion (i.e., Gulf War II) had not the slightest thing in the world to do with Saddam or whatever political system was in operation in that country--the U.S. was going to invade Iraq no matter what. Below are particularly relevant excerpts from the document "Rebuilding America's Defenses--Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century: A Report of The Project for the New American Century," September 2000 ( http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf ): Page 14 (or 26 in the PDF browser): "While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein." Page 17 (or 29 in the PDF browser): "From an American perspective, the value of such bases would endure even should Saddam pass from the scene." Also: Page 51 (or 63 in the PDF browser): "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event--like a new Pearl Harbor." And they got their "new Pearl Harbor" twelve months later. How very fortunate for them and their globe-dominating "Project." Below are the June 3, 1997 signers of the Project for the New American Century's Statement of Principles ( http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm ): Elliott Abrams Gary Bauer William J. Bennett Jeb Bush Dick Cheney Eliot A. Cohen Midge Decter Paula Dobriansky Steve Forbes Aaron Friedberg Francis Fukuyama Frank Gaffney Fred C. Ikle Donald Kagan Zalmay Khalilzad I. Lewis Libby Norman Podhoretz Dan Quayle Peter W. Rodman Stephen P. Rosen Henry S. Rowen Donald Rumsfeld Vin Weber George Weigel Paul Wolfowitz See also: "U.S. Harbored Terrorists to Bolster Its Case," Matt Bivens, Moscow Times, March 15, 2004, Page 8 http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/03/15/007.html "Secret Bechtel Documents Reveal: Yes, It Is About Oil," David Lindorff, CounterPunch, April 9, 2003 http://www.counterpunch.org/lindorff04092003.html "Crude Vision: How Oil Interests Obscured US Government Focus On Chemical Weapons Use by Saddam Hussein," Jim Vallette, Steve Kretzmann and Daphne Wysham, Sustainable Energy and Economy Network/Institute for Policy Studies, 2nd edition: August 13, 2002 http://www.ips-dc.org/crudevision http://www.seen.org/pages/reports/crude.shtml ############################################# (End of my additional notes to the above article, "September 11--Islamic Jihad or Another Northwoods?," by Dr. Tim Howells.) The above article by Dr. Tim Howells, along with my extra end-notes to it, only barely scratches the surface on all the massive amounts of hardcore mainstream evidence which proves that the U.S. government intentionally staged the 9/11 attacks as a pretext for more power and control. Below are some of the best websites available for researching the mainstream major media articles and U.S. government primary documentation which demonstrates up one side and down the other that the 9/11 attacks were a U.S. government Hegelian dialectic/PsyOps from start to finish: 9/11 Prior Knowledge/Government Involvement Archive: http://www.propagandamatrix.com/archiveprior_knowledge.html http://www.prisonplanet.com/911.html Government Prior Knowledge and Involvement in the 9-11 Attacks Archive: http://www.infowars.com/sept11_archive.htm http://www.infowars.com/resources.html 9/11 Review: http://911review.org See the video documentary "911: The Road to Tyranny" by documentary film-maker and political talk-radio host Alex Jones, of which can be viewed at the below websites for free: http://911.mazesoftware.com http://www.c0balt.com/resources/911/download.shtml http://infowars.com/video_clips.html See also: "Debunking Conspiracy Theorists: Paranoid Fantasies About 911 Detract From Real Issues" by Gerard Holmgren: http://rense.com/general34/fant.htm And also see my website (which hasn't been updated in awhile, so some links have gone dead): The Truth About the 9/11 Attacks: http://geocities.com/vonchloride See also: http://www.sigacanada.com/frontpage/politicalart/deceptiondollar/911dollarfront.jpg (To see the front image of the $9-11 bills.) http://www.questionsquestions.net http://www.communitycurrency.org/9-11.html http://www.unansweredquestions.org http://911-strike.com http://gnn.tv http://www.whatreallyhappened.com http://www.americanfreepress.net http://www.globalresearch.ca http://www.copvcia.com http://www.truth-now.com http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/home.htm http://www.sigacanada.com/frontpage/politicalart/deceptiondollar/911backwithred.jpg (To see the back image of the $9-11 bills.) http://www.thewaronfreedom.com http://www.legitgov.org http://www.911pi.com http://www.tenc.net http://www.onlinejournal.com http://www.sigacanada.com http://www.falloutshelternews.com/911Inquiry.htm http://www.deceptiondollar.com for $9-11 bills: http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/support/supportus.htm http://www.delcanton.com/otherprod/deceptiondollars.asp And see also the below mainstream major media articles concerning U.S. government complicity in the 9/11 attacks: "This war on terrorism is bogus--The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination," Michael Meacher, The Guardian, September 6, 2003: http://politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/comment/0,12956,1036687,00.html http://911review.org/Wiki/BogusWarOnTerrorism.shtml "Conspiracy crusader doubts official 9/11 version," Michele Landsberg, Toronto Star, May 11, 2003: http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0511-04.htm http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/doubt911vers.html "Barbs aside, 9/11 questions aren't going away," Michele Landsberg, Toronto Star, May 18, 2003: http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0518-05.htm http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/LAN305A.html Another very good mainstream major media article which deals with the U.S. government's intentional complicity in the 9/11 attacks is "The Enemy Within" by Gore Vidal, which was first published in the print edition of The Observer of London on Sunday, October 27, 2002: http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/EnemyWithin.html (This version has hyper-linked references.) http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/enemywithin.html http://9-11congress.netfirms.com/Vidal.html http://www.house.gov/mcdermott/pr_gore_vidal.html (A copy of this article at Congressman Jim McDermott's website.) And also see The Observer article below on Gore Vidal's above article, "The Enemy Within," published by this same news agency: "Gore Vidal claims 'Bush junta' complicit in 9/11--America's most controversial novelist calls for an investigation into whether the Bush administration deliberately allowed the terrorist attacks to happen," Sunder Katwala, October 27, 2002: http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,819931,00.html See the article "9/11 'Conspiracies' and the Defactualisation of Analysis: How Ideologues on the Left and Right Theorise Vacuously to Support Baseless Supposition," Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, June 20, 2002: http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00123.htm http://www.globalresearch.org/view_article.php?aid=342536303 And see the article entitled "The Missing Wings," by Prof. Alexander K. Dewdney, mathematician and scientist, and Gerald W. Longspaugh, aerospace engineer, wherein they demonstrate conclusively that no Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon on 9/11: http://physics911.org/net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3 See also: http://www.feralnews.com/issues/911/dewdney Read the extensively-documented book The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 by Prof. David Ray Griffin, foreword by Prof. Richard Falk (Olive Branch Press [an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.]; March, 2004), ISBN: 1-56656-552-9; 1566565529. You can read it online at: http://windsor.indymedia.org/usermedia/text/7/501_1.htm Or, to find it elsewhere online, see the below Google link: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22followed+by+electrifying+revelations%22&num=100&filter=0 ---- Below can be found the complete text from the Freedom of Information Act-released U.S. government document detailing the Pentagon plan to murder innocent civilians and murder U.S. Navy members as part of a "terror campaign" to be blamed on the Cuban government as a pretext to invade Cuba, code-named Operation Northwoods. This plan had the written approval of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer, and every other member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff--of which plan President John F. Kennedy refused to implement. This FOIA-released document is archived at The National Security Archive at George Washington University (Washington, D.C.). "Operation Northwoods: 9/11-Style US Government PsyOps Plan": http://www.geocities.com/tetrahedronomega http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=fa65a1b8.0302220317.36784429%40posting.google.com&oe=UTF-8&output=gplain Below is the National Security Archive on the FOIA-released Operation Northwoods documents: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf ---- As just another among many, many examples of the U.S. government's use of staged Hegelian dialectical PsyOps attacks, President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew in advance and intentionally allowed (and provoked) the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor. See, for example: "The McCollum Memo: The Smoking Gun of Pearl Harbor": http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/McCollum And that's just one among many, many smoking guns proving that the Pearl Harbor attack was an intentionally staged Hegelian dialectic by the U.S. government. For many more such smoking-gun, Freedom of Information Act-released U.S. government documents proving that the U.S. government knew exactly when Japan was going to attack Pearl Harbor, as well as their efforts to provoke exactly this response, see the book Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor by Robert B. Stinnett. For more on just some of that, see: "Do Freedom of Information Act Files Prove FDR Had Foreknowledge of Pearl Harbor?--An Interview with Robert B. Stinnett" by Douglas Cirignano, The Independent Institute, March 11, 2002: http://www.independent.org/tii/news/020311Cirignano.html And for a list of dozens of hardcore smoking guns proving the Pearl Harbor attack was an intentionally staged Hegelian dialectic by the U.S. government, see: "Pearl Harbor: Mother of All Conspiracies" by Mark Emerson Willey: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/6315/pearl.html http://whatreallyhappened.com/pearl/www.geocities.com/Pentagon/6315/pearl.html ############################################# The above examples of the U.S. government intentionally staging attacks upon its own citizens as a pretext to obtain more power and control are by no means unique to the U.S. government. Indeed, this is an ancient technique commonly used by governments throughout history to whip up their masses--such as Nero burning Rome and blaming it on the Christians, or Hitler ordering his brown-shirts to burn down the Reichstag and blaming it on his political enemies. As yet another recent example of this, take the September 1999 Russian apartment-building terror-bombing campain using Hexogen (i.e., Cyclonite; RDX) as the explosive and which was blamed on Chechen terrorists despite there being not the slightest shred of evidence that Chechens were behind it, and where it later turned out that the bombings were done by the Russian government itself (i.e., under former KGB spy and FSB head, and then Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin) in order to get the Russian people behind another war against Chechnya (oh, how familiar it all sounds!)--indeed, the Russian government (i.e., the FSB, the present-day KGB) was actually caught red-handed by local police and citizens in the city of Ryazan planting live explosives (i.e., Hexogen) with live detonators in an apartment building! The below article by David Satter, published by The Hudson Institute, is probably the best over-all article concerning much of the evidence that the 9/99 Russian terrorist bombings were done by the Russian government. The National Review article is simply based upon The Hudson Institute article, but without the very important and informative end-notes (and so I recomend that you read The Hudson Institute article). "The Shadow of Ryazan: Who Was Behind the Strange Russian Apartment Bombings in September 1999?" by David Satter, The Hudson Institute, April 19, 2002: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/programs/res/papers/Satter%20edited%20final.pdf http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=m13invc66fgmeehorn7n229t63iii89145%404ax.com&oe=UTF-8&output=gplain "The Shadow of Ryazan--Is Putin's government legitimate?" by David Satter, National Review, April 30, 2002: http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-satter043002.asp The below website, Terror-99, deals with the Russian government's involvement in the 9/99 Russian terrorist bombings, and has a huge amount of mainstream major-media news-articles demonstrating that the Russian government was behind the bombings: http://eng.terror99.ru For an additional amount of vital evidence not covered in the David Satter article, see the below two articles: "Bali Halloween" by Israel Shamir: http://web.archive.org/web/20021201085508/http://www.israelshamir.net/english/bali.shtml "Fear of Doing the Boss a Disservice," Moscow Times, April 11, 2002, pg. 8: http://eng.terror99.ru/publications/041.htm David Satter has also written more on this matter in the below book by him: Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State (Yale University Press; May 2003) ISBN: 0-300-09892-8, or 0300098928: http://yalepress.yale.edu/YupBooks/viewbook.asp?isbn=0300098928 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0300098928 (Herewith concludes this document; revised and updated on June 16, 2004.)