AN OVERVIEW OF THE
THE WAR ON TERRORISM
By Jim Marrs,
23rd October 2001
drive out hate; only love can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Those who do not learn
from history are doomed to repeat it.
Philosopher George Santayana
"We are not afraid
to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien
philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let
its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation
that is afraid of its people."
President John F. Kennedy
Americans are now beginning to pay the price for sleeping through
history classes, ignoring important information in the alternative media
and neglecting to participate in their own political process.
They find themselves in a new war --- the War on Terrorism. This is a
war they never asked for and never envisioned, anesthetized as we all
are by the flickering tube of distraction. It is a war predicated on the
premise that a sneak attack was made on the United States September 11,
Unlike previous wars, there is no Berlin or Tokyo to capture and hence,
no victory to be won, except for those who profit from war. The real victims
of this war will be the average American citizen, right along with the
This new war might well be compared to the failed War on Drugs and the
nearly forgotten War on Poverty. No clear victory has yet been achieved
over the misuse of drugs or the ravages of poverty within our own nation.
Our prisons are overflowing with drug offenders with no appreciable lessening
of either demand or supply and our basic civil rights have been badly
Just like those failed campaigns, the War on Terrorism for the foreseeable
future will set us all on a costly course of restrictions on individual
freedom, ever more centralized authority and omnipresent fear.
And where are the voices of those who would argue the merits of this new
war? The airwaves and newspapers only ratchet the fear factor upwards
each day with little or no effort to hear the many thoughtful Americans
who are asking themselves, Do I really need to give up my freedoms
in order to save them?
So with flags flying on the antennae of our gas-guzzling vehicles and
love of country pulsing in our hearts, we march off to yet another war
Wars For Oil
Yes, oil. Petroleum has been behind all recent wars, beginning in the
early 1940's, when a mostly rural and isolationist America was suddenly
thrown into a world war as a reaction to the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor. Americans mourned the loss of some 3,000 soldiers and civilians
in Hawaii and, in righteous indignation, allowed their country to be turned
into a giant military camp.
The federal government, which had consolidated so much power unto itself
under the Depression-busting policies of President Franklin Roosevelt,
grew even stronger and more centralized under the aegis of national
security. It all seemed quite natural and necessary at the time.
But serious students of history now know that even that good war
was the result of machinations by a handful of wealthy and powerful men.
By closing off Japans oil supplies in the summer of 1941, Roosevelt,
the quintessential Wall Street insider, ensured an eventual attack on
the United States. It has now been well established that Roosevelt and
a few close advisers knew full well that Pearl Harbor would be attacked
on Dec. 7, 1941, but chose to allow it to happen to further their agenda
for launching American into war. (The details of this may be found in
my book Rule by Secrecy.)
The Vietnam War was prosecuted
by men who were close to Roosevelt and the Council on Foreign Relations
(CFR) who had long voiced a desire to gain control over Indochinas
oil, magnesium and rubber assets. Again a provocation was created. In
August, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson whipped Congress into a frenzy
claiming that North Vietnamese gunboats had attacked the US Sixth Fleet
in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam. Our boys are floating
in the water, he cried. Congress responded by passing the Gulf of
Tonkin Resolution which bypassed the Constitution and gave Johnson the
power to wage war to stop attacks on Americans. It was the beginning of
the real shooting Vietnam War.
And it was all a lie. No evidence has ever been brought forward that such
an attack took place. In fact, editors for US News & World Report
(July 23, 1984) called it The Phantom Battle That Led
While America was waging war against North Vietnam, which we were told
was merely a puppet of communist Russia and China, Johnson was encouraged
by his CFR advisers to grant the Soviet Union loans at higher levels than
offered during World War II when they were our ally. US-backed loans provided
Russia with the means to build facilities which turned out war materials
that were then sent to North Vietnam for use against American troops.
This was a good example of the duplicity of our modern wars.
The Gulf War was all about oil, from the wells in Kuwait slant drilling
into Iraqs southern reserves to the destruction of the oil fields
at its finish. Here we found a new Hitler in Saddam Hussein, an enemy
armed and financed by the CIA, an agency whose top officials have long
been connected to oil men CFR members and other globalists (See Rule by
Saddam Hussein, strapped for cash due to his eight-year war against Iran
on behalf of the US, decided to regain Kuwait as a means of increasing
his income. Kuwait had been carved out of southern Iraqi by British troops.
When asked her thoughts on this move, US Ambassador April Glaspie replied
that the US government had no opinion on the matter and that
the matter of Kuwait was not associated with America. But when he moved
his troops into Kuwait, Bush mobilized a United Nations force against
him, backed by a $4 billion secret fund provided by his business associates
in Saudi Arabia.
Yet, as those patriotic soldiers closed in on Saddam, the whole war stopped
and George H. W. Bushs old business partner is still in power. It
appears to have been yet another provocation. And as in Vietnam, even
as we prepared to fight against Saddam, the American taxpayers backed
$500 million in loans that he used to purchase arms for use against our
Caspian Sea Oil Coveted
Today the real issue is the rich oil reserves of the Caspian Sea region,
the prize sought by Hitler whose drive to that area was stopped only by
the tenacious Russian defense of the Volga River city of Stalingrad.
In the late 1970's, with the Soviet discovery of vast untapped oil in
Chechnya, the region was ripe for exploitation but control over Afghanistan
was needed to ensure the safety of a pipeline to bring the oil to world
markets. But after almost 10 years of brutal, no-quarter fighting against
Afghans and Arab mercenaries backed by the United States, including Osama
bin Laden, the Soviets were forced to withdraw. The economic stress of
this Russo-Afghan War was enough to topple communism in the early 1990's.
Now the international bankers and oilmen have a foothold in cash-strapped
Russia and the estimated $40 billion in Caspian Sea oil is again attracting
serious attention. In 1997, six international companies and the Government
of Turkmenistan formed Central Asian Gas Pipeline, Ltd. (CentGas) to build
a 790-mile-long pipeline to Pakistan and perhaps on to the New Delhi area
Leading this consortium was Unocal Corporation, whose president, John
F. Imle, Jr., said the project would be the foundation for a new
commerce corridor for the region - often referred to as the Silk Road
for the 21st Century.
But problems developed with the fundamentalist Muslim government in Afghanistan,
not the least of which was the Taliban governments treatment of
women which prompted feminist demonstrations against firms seeking to
do business there. Additionally, the Taliban regime was creating chaotic
conditions by pitting the various Islamic sects against each other in
order to maintain control. In the mid-1999, Unacol withdrew from the pipeline
consortium, citing the hazardous political situation and the project languished.
Notice that in President Bushs declaration of war on terrorism,
he never mentioned terrorists in Northern Ireland or the Palestinian suicide
bombers. Attention was only focused on Afghanistan, the one nation necessary
to complete the lucrative pipeline. It should also be noted that Vice
President Dick Cheney headed Halliburton, a giant oil industry service
company and is generally thought to be more powerful than the president.
Today it can be demonstrated that military action against Afghanistan
has been in the works long before the Sept. 11 attacks.
AFGHAN ACTION PLANNED LONG AGO
As reported by BBCs George Arney, former Pakistani Foreign Secretary
Niaz Naik was alerted by American officials in mid-July that military
action against Afghanistan would be launched by mid-October. At a UN-sponsored
meeting concerning Afghanistan in Berlin, Naik was informed that unless
bin Laden was handed over, America would take military action to either
kill or capture both him and Taliban leader Mullah Omar as the initial
step in installing a new government there.
It should be noted, however, that American intervention in Afghanistan
began years ago, at least six months prior to the Soviet invasion in December,
In a 1998 interview with former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski
in the French publication Le Nouvel Observateur, the significant portions
of which never made it to the United States, he admitted that American
activities in Afghanistan actually began six months prior to the Soviet
Brzezinski said the Jimmy Carter administration began secretly funding
opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul in July of 1979 with the full
knowledge such action might provoke a Soviet invasion. Soviet leaders
at the time argued the invasion was necessary to thwart American aggression
in Afghanistan. The former national security advisor, who helped found
the globalist Trilateral Commission, expressed no regret at this provocation,
stating, That secret operation was an excellent idea. It
about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
It also produced the Taliban regime which we are fighting today, as well
as Osama bin Laden.
By 1984, with Vice President George H. W. Bush overseeing the Afghan situation,
bin Laden was in charge of the Maktab al-Khidamir (MAK) which funneled
money, arms and manpower from the outside world into the war against the
Soviets. He soon helped form a polyglot formation of Arabic troops from
Egypt, Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestinian refugee camps, whom the
CIA found easier to deal with than the Muslim fundamentalists in Afghanistan.
There should be considerable soul-searching about Americas role
in arming and training an international group of Muslim extremists in
Afghanistan long after their comrades destroyed the Marine barracks in
Beruit and hijacked numerous airliners.
Little noticed in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks were reports that
China had signed a pact with the Afghans and was quietly inducted into
the controversial World Trade Organization, action which under normal
circumstances would have drawn widespread protest. Although such a pact
is unconfirmed at this time, Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf, chairman
of their joint chiefs and chief of the Pakistani Army Staff, this years
visited China at their request and discussed matters of mutual interest.
Although, it is claimed that Pakistan is aiding the US in the current
War Against Terrorism, the State Departments coordinator for counterterrorism,
Michael Sheehan, told a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee that Pakistan
supports and trains terrorist groups in Afghanistan
This raises the specter of Chinese intervention should US forces become
bogged down in mountainous Afghanistan. This prospect is particularly
unsettling as back in 1555, the French prophet Nostradamus, who has been
proven correct in so many of his prophecies, predicted that America and
Russia would go to war against a coalition made up of Arab nations and
China. Until just recently, such a notion seemed absurd.
WOULD AMERICANS ATTACK AMERICANS?
The WTC/Pentagon attacks provided a convenient excuse to launch the pre-laid
plans for military action against Afghanistan. But were they simply allowed
to happen or were they contrived? The question becomes: Would any American
allow an attack on fellow Americans just to further his own business or
The answer, unfortunately, appears to be Yes.
Incredibly, 40-year-old government documents thought to have been destroyed
long ago recently were made public show the US military in the early 1960's
proposed making terrorist attacks in the United States and blaming them
on Fidel Castro.
These documents are discussed in a recent book on the National Security
Agency (NSA) entitled Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National
Security Agency by James Bamford.
These documents were produced beginning in late 1961 following the ill-fated
Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba that spring. President John F. Kennedy, angered
by the inept actions of the CIA, had shifted responsibility for Cuba from
that agency to the Department of Defense. Here, military strategists considered
plans to create terrorist actions which would alarm the American population
and stampede them into supporting a military attack on Cuba.
Under consideration in Operation
Northwoods were plans:
to create a series of well-coordinated incidents in or around
the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to include inciting riots,
blowing up ammunition stores, aircraft and ships.
to develop a Communist Cuba terror campaign in the Miami area, in
other Florida cities and even in Washington.
sink a boatload of Cubans en route to Florida (real or
simulated)..foster attempts on the lives of Cuban refugees in the United
to explode bombs in carefully chosen locations along with the release
of prepared documents pointing to Cuban complicity.
to use fake Russian aircraft to harass civilian airliners.
to make Hijacking attempts against civil air and surface craft
even to simulating the shooting down of a civilian airliner.
Kennedy rejected Operation Northwoods and senior military officers ordered
the documents destroyed. But someone slipped up and the papers were discovered
by the Assassination Records Review Board and recently released by the
More recently, according
to The New York Times (October 28, 1993), an informant named Emad Salem
early in 1993 was involved with Middle Eastern terrorists connected to
Osama bin Laden to develop a bomb for use against New Yorks World
Trade Center. Salem, a former Egyptian Army officer, wanted to substitute
a harmless powder for the explosive but his plan to thwart the attack
was blocked by an FBI official who apparently did not want to expose the
inside informant. The attack was allowed to proceed.
The February 26 explosion in the WTC resulted in six deaths, more than
1,000 casualties and damage in excess of half billion dollars.
We now see that creating crises to further political goals is a methodology
well understood and utilized in the 20th century. Is this the game today?
Lets examine the Sept.
QUESTIONS OVER 9-11
Superficially, it all seemed straightforward enough. According to the
official story, about 19 suicidal Middle Eastern terrorists, their hearts
full of hatred for American freedom and democracy, hijacked four airliners,
crashing two into the twin towers of New York Citys World Trade
Center and a third into the Pentagon. The fourth reportedly crashed in
western Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to fight the terrorists.
But a series of disturbing questions have arisen. Among them:
Why was the US military preparing war plans against Afghanistan months
before the Sept. 11 attacks? Were they just looking for some event to
propel the normally disinterested American public into a war as in the
How could paper documents incriminating bin Laden be found intact at the
WTC but the planes black recording boxes designed to withstand crashes
were damaged beyond use?
Even days and weeks after the WTC attack, why were news cameramen prevented
from photographing the ruins from certain angles, as complained about
by CBS Correspondent Lou Young, who asked, What are they afraid
were going to see?
Why has the NYPD liaison to the FBI been sent packing as a security
risk as reported in the Oct. 16 New York Times? Whose security is
at risk? The FBI? What is it that the bureau does not want NYPD to know?
How could an obviously sophisticated terrorist plan involving perhaps
as many as 100 persons and in the works for five years escape the notice
of our intelligence services, especially the FBI and CIA? And why, instead
of cashiering those responsible for this intelligence failure and totally
restructuring these agencies, are we doubling their budgets? Will we now
get twice as much failure as before?
Why did the South Tower collapse first when it was not as extensively
damaged as the North Tower which burned for almost an hour and a half
Why did many witnesses claim to hear further explosions within the buildings?
And why did the destruction of the WTC towers appear more like a controlled
implosion than a tragic accident?
Why did FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledge that the list of named
hijackers might not contain their real names? Doesnt everyone have
to show a photo ID to claim a boarding pass? Where was the normal security?
Why was there a discrepancy of 35 names between the published passenger
lists and the official death toll on all four of the ill-fated flights?
Internet Columnist Gary North reported,
the published names
in no instance match the total listed for the number of people on board.
Why the discrepancy?
As none of these listed passengers had an Arabic-sounding names, how did
the government know which were the hijackers?
Why did the seat numbers of the hijackers given by a cell phone call from
Flight Attendant Madeline Amy Sweeney to Boston air traffic control not
match the seats occupied by the men the FBI claimed were responsible?
Since Saudi Arabias foreign minister claimed five of the proclaimed
hijackers were not aboard the death planes and in fact are still alive
and a sixth man on that list was reported to be alive and well in Tunisia,
why are these names still on the FBI list?
Why were none of the named hijackers names on any of the passenger
list? If they all used aliases, how did the FBI identify them so quickly?
Why did one of the named hijackers take luggage on a suicide flight, then
leave it along with an incriminating note in his car at the airport?
As for the overall investigation into the September attacks, by late October
U.S. authorities conceded that most of their promising leads for finding
accomplices and some of their long-held suspicions about several suspects
have unraveled, according to The New York Times. Since more than 800 people
have been arrested and more than 365,000 tips have been received from
the public, why has nothing substantial has been forthcoming in the largest
U.S. criminal investigation in history?
Why are none of the nearly 100 people still being sought by the Federal
Bureau of Investigation seen as a major suspect?
Why are we bombing Afghanistan when apparently none of the listed hijackers
were Afghans, but instead Arabs from various Middle Eastern nations? Since
Iraq was implicated in the 1993 WTC attack, why are we not bombing that
Why does the heavy drinking and searching for hookers by some of the hijackers
in Boston, as reported by Reuters New Service, sound more like mercenaries
carousing before a mission than pious religious fundamentalists about
to meet their maker?
How did the terrorists obtain top-secret White House and Air Force One
codes and signals, the excuse for hustling President Bush all across the
country on Sept. 11? Was this evidence of an inside job or was it, as
reported by Fox News, evidence that former FBI employee and double agent
Robert Hanssen delivered an updated version of the purloined computer
software Promis to his Russian handlers who passed it along to bin Laden?
Does this software, which was stolen from a US company during the Reagan
Administration by Justice Department officials under Attorney General
Ed Meese, allow outsiders carte blanch entrée to our top security
computers? (Hanssens last job before being arrested as a spy was
to upgrade the FBIs intelligence computer systems.)
If United Flight 93 crashed as the result of a struggle between heroic
passengers and the hijackers, why did witnesses tell of a second plane
which followed it down, falling burning debris, no deep crater and crash
wreckage spread over a six-mile area indicative of an aerial explosion?
Why did news outlets describe the throat-cutting and mutilation of passengers
on Flight 93 with box cutters when Time magazine on Sept. 24 reported
that one of the passengers called home on a cell phone to report, We
have been hijacked. They are being kind.?
As Internet pundit Gary North stated, We need a theory of the coordinated
hijackings that rests on a plausible cause-and-effect sequence that does
not assume the complete failure of both check-in procedures and the on-board
seating procedures on four separate flights on two separate airlines
dont see how anyone can make an accurate judgment about who was
behind the attacks until he has a plausible explanation of how hijackers
got onto the planes and were not removed.
But the federal government
aided by a sycophantic mass media did not allow such rational thinking
to interfere with a rush to judgment that Osama bin Laden was the culprit
behind the attacks.
BIN LADEN AND HIS FRIENDS
As in the JFK assassination, authorities had a suspect even before anyone
knew for certain what had happened. He was the son of a wealthy Middle
Eastern oil family, Osama bin Laden, who during the Russo-Afghan War of
the 1980s, received arms and financing from the US Government. Despite
the fact that bin Laden has denied any knowledge of the attack, he was
presumed guilty by both the government and the press. No other interpretation
of the attack was allowed in the corporate mass media.
Bin Laden is a made-to-order enemy, the man reportedly behind the 1993
WTC attack and a fugitive from United States justice for more than a decade.
It has been noted that the government apparently has spent more time and
money chasing Microsofts Bill Gates than in capturing bin Laden.
This may be due to the business connections between our new terrorist
enemy and wealthy American companies.
According to several reports, including Jonathan Beaty and S. C. Gwynnes
book The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride into the Secret Heart of the BCCI (New
York: Random House, 1993) and American Free Press (October 15, 2001),
the reincarnation of the Washington newspaper The Spotlight, Bush family
friend James R. Bath used money from Osama bin Ladens brother, Salem,
to open a partnership with George W. Bush in Arbusto Energy, a West Texas
drilling company. Bush believed the word arbusto to mean Bush
in Spanish, although it generally refers to a shrub.
According to The Houston Chronicle, Salem bin Laden named Bath his business
representative in Texas shortly after the senior Bush was named CIA director
by appointed President Gerald Ford in 1975.
It was the Bush family, particularly
Jeb and Neil, who were involved in the savings and loan debacle from 1989
to 1993 that cost taxpayers more than $500 billion.
Through a tangled web of Texas oilmen, wealthy Saudi sheiks and unscrupulous
bankers connected to BCCI, the younger Bush eventually gained a sizable
interest in a new oil company called Harken Energy. Two months before
Saddam Hussein sent Iraqi troops into Kuwait, Bush sold two-thirds of
his Harken stock, netting himself nearly a one million dollar profit.
The stock dropped when the Iraqi invasion began.
It should be noted that during the Persian Gulf War, it was Binladen Brothers
Construction (now the Binladen Group) that helped build airfields for
US aircraft. The bin Laden brothers were then described as a good
friend of the US government.
Later the bin Laden firm continued to be hired to construct an American
air base in Saudi Arabia despite the fact that Osama had already been
blamed for terrorist acts such as the truck bombing of the Khobar Towers
at the Dhahran base which killed 19 Americans. A WorldNetDaily writer
commented, So lets get this straight. Osama blows up our facilities,
and his family gets the contract for rebuilding them. Do you get the feeling
there is more going on than meets the eye?
Osamas older brother, Salem, was killed in the strange crash of
an ultralight aircraft in 1988. The single-passenger craft suddenly and
inexplicably veered into high-voltage electric power lines near San Antonio,
Texas. The BCCI bank was closed by federal investigators in 1991 after
suffering some $10 billion in losses. BCCI was a Pakistani-run institution
with front companies in the Cayman Islands that used secret accounts for
global money-laundering and was used by U. S. intelligence to funnel money
to bin-Laden and the Mujahideen in Afghanistan fighting against the Soviet-backed
Another close connection between bin Laden and the Bush family is a $12-billion
private international investment firm known as the Carlyle Group. Although
it has removed its web site since the Sept. 11 attacks, it is know that
Carlyle directors include former Reagan Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci,
former Bush Secretary of State James Baker and former Reagan aide and
GOP operative Richard Darman. The New York Times reported that former
President Bush was allowed to buy into Carlyles investments which
involve at least 164 companies around the world.
According to the Wall Street Journal (Sept. 28, 2001), George H.
W. Bush, the father of President Bush, works for the bin Laden family
business in Saudi Arabia through the Carlyle Group, an international consulting
firm. It has been confirmed by the senior Bushs chief of staff
that Bush sent a thank you note to the bin Laden family after a social
visit in early 2001.
With such connections and his son as a sitting President of the United
States, the senior Bushs Carlyle involvement was questioned by Larry
Klayman, chairman and general counsel of Judicial Watch, who said, Any
foreign government or foreign investor trying to curry favor with the
current Bush Administration is sure to throw business to the Carlyle Group.
And with the former President Bush promoting the firms investments
abroad, foreign nationals could understandably confuse the Carlyle Groups
interests with the interests of the United States government.
After detailing some of the Carlyle/bin Laden investments in several businesses,
including aerospace industries, writer Michael C. Ruppert commented, In
other words, Osama bin Ladens attacks on the WTC and Pentagon, with
the resulting massive increase in the US defense budget, have just made
his family a great big pile of money.
What makes these business dealings that entangle former and current American
political leaders with Middle Easterners even more suspect was the announcement
that several US firms were being investigated for short selling stocks
just prior to the Sept. 11 attacks.
SELLING STOCKS SHORT INDICATES
Short selling of stocks involves
the opportunity to gain large profits by passing shares to a friendly
third party, then buying them back when the price falls. Historically,
if this precedes a traumatic event, it is an indication of foreknowledge.
It is widely known that the CIA uses the Promis software to routinely
monitor stock trades as a possible warning sign of a terrorist attack
or suspicious economic behavior.
A week after the Sept. 11 attacks, the London Times reported that the
CIA had asked regulators for the Financial Services Authority in London
to investigate the suspicious sales of millions of shares of stock just
prior to the terrorist acts. It was hoped the business paper trail might
lead to the terrorists. The Times said market regulators in Germany, Japan
and the US all had received information concerning the short selling of
insurance, airlines and arms companies stock , all of which fell sharply
in the wake of the attacks.
City of London broker and analyst Richard Crossley noted that someone
sold shares in unusually large quantities beginning three weeks before
the assault on the WTC and Pentagon. He said he took this as evidence
that someone had insider foreknowledge of the attacks.
What is more awful than he should aim a stiletto blow at the heart
of Western financial markets?, he added. But to profit from
it. Words fail me.
The US Government also admitted it was investigating short selling, which
evinced a foreknowledge of the tragedy. There was unusually heavy trading
in airline and insurance stocks several days before Sept. 11 which essentially
bet on a drop in the worth of the stocks.
It was reported by the Interdisciplinary
Center, a counter-terrorism think tank involving former Israeli intelligence
officers, that insiders made nearly $16 million profit by short selling
shares in American and United Airlines, the two airlines that suffered
hijacking, and the investment firm of Morgan Stanley, which occupied 22
floors of the WTC.
Apparently none of the suspicious transactions could be traced to bin
Laden because this news item quietly dropped from sight, leaving many
people wondering if it tracked back to American firms or intelligence
According to web writer and former LA policeman Michael C. Ruppert, these
transactions were handled primarily by Deutsche Bank-A. B. Brown, a firm
which until 1998 was chaired by A. B. Buzzy Krongard, who
today is executive director of the CIA.
Besides Krongard, other prominent Americans connected to both the CIA
and Wall Street power include Clark Clifford (who was a key player in
gaining legitimacy for the BCCI), John Foster and Allen Dulles (Allen
oversaw the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion and sat on the Warren Commission),
Bill Casey, David Doherty, George Herbert Walker Bush, John Deutch, Nora
Slatkin and Hank Greenburg.
As detailed in Rule by Secrecy, the CIA historically has been top heavy
with members of the Wall Street elite who desire to advance their globalist
agenda. It also operates a number of front companies which themselves
deal in stocks and bonds. I am absolutely convinced that the Central Intelligence
Agency had complete and perfect foreknowledge of the attacks, down to
the date, time, place and location, Ruppert told OnLine Journal
on Oct. 12.
There were other indications of foreknowledge. San Francisco Mayor Willie
Brown stated on that on Sept. 10 he was warned by his personal airport
security not to fly the next day., according to radio station KSFO.
More ominous was a piece in the Sept. 28 edition of the Washington Post
stating that officials with the instant messaging firm of Odigo in New
York confirmed that two employees in Israel received text messages warning
of an attack on the WTC two hours before the planes crashed into the buildings.
The firms vice president of sales and marketing, Alex Diamandis
said it was possible that the warning was sent to other Odigo members,
but they had not received any reports of such.
Military forces had been on a heightened state of alert for several days
before the attack and several psychics claimed to have had a premonition
that something was afoot.
Even the Russians got in on the act. Dr. Tatyana Koragina, a senior research
fellow at the Institute of Macroeconomic Researches which is a part of
the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, gained credibility due to
her July prediction that an unusual catastrophe would strike America in
late August ruining the economy.
In a Pravda interview, she stated, The US has been chosen as the
object of financial attack because the financial center of the planet
is located there. The effect will be maximal. The strike waves of economic
crisis will spread over the planet
Following the Sept. 11 attacks, Dr. Koragina was reinterviewed and asserted
the powerful group behind the attacks will make new strikes.
When [Americans] understand after the upcoming, new strikes, that
their government can guarantee them nothing, they will panic - causing
a collapse of their financial system.
Asked who was really behind this odious plan, she replied it is not the
19 terrorists identified by the FBI but rather a larger group seeking
to reshape the world. She said this group of extremely powerful private
persons hold total assets of about $300 trillion and intend to legitimize
their power under a new global government.
Some took Dr. Koraginas eerily correct predictions as evidence that
Russia itself may be behind some of the current events. It is a fact that
Russia has backed several state sponsors of terrorists, including Iraq,
Iran, Syria, Libya, North Korea and Cuba.
But let us not forget the indications that someone in Israel had foreknowledge
of the attacks. And there were questions concerning the number of Israeli
citizens killed in the attacks. The day after, the Jerusalem Post claimed
two Israelis died on the hijacked airplanes and that 4,000 were missing
at the WTC. A week later, a Beirut television station reported that 4,000
Israeli employees of the WTC were absent the day of the attack. This information
spread across the Internet but was quickly branded a hoax. On Sept. 19,
the Washington Post reported about 113 Israelis were missing at the WTC
and the next day, President Bush noted more than 130 Israelis were victims.
Finally, on Sept. 22, the New York Times stated There were, in fact,
only three Israelis who had been confirmed as dead: two on the planes
and another who had been visiting the towers on business and who was identified
Of all the nations of the world, Israel probably profited the most from
the events of Sept. 11.
A permanent American military force in the Middle East is now assured,
offering an umbrella of protection to that small nation despite the anger
engendered in Arab states. After Ariel Sharons provocative visit
to the Muslim mosque in Jerusalem resulted in widespread violence by Palestinians,
world opinion began to shift away from uncritical support of Israel. It
has been reported that the Bush Administration was beginning to seriously
consider support for a separate Palestinian state.
Israels powerful and effective intelligence agency, the Mossad,
is not beyond suspicion, according to the US Armys School of Advanced
Military Studies. The Washington Times on Sept. 10, just 24 hours before
the attacks, ran an article quoting officers of the school as describing
the Mossad as Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to
target US forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act.
It is generally known that the Mossad has penetrated every Arab and Muslim
organization and would have had little problem in finding any number of
fanatics to carry out a suicide mission in the belief they were serving
Indeed, recent news reports contended that not all of the hijackers knew
their mission would end in death.
REMOTE CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT
Thanks to newly revealed technology, it is now possible to theorize that
none of the hijackers intended to die.
Global Hawk is the name of the latest version of a high-altitude, long-endurance
unmanned air vehicle (UAV), in other words, a unmanned drone plane that
can take off, conduct missions such as photographing battlefields and
land by remote electronic control.
This Buck Rogers equipment made its first operational flight Oct. 7 when
it was used for reconnaissance over Afghanistan in preparation for US
air and missile strikes against the Taliban regime.
But this remote-controlled plane, similar to a Boeing 737 commercial airliner,
was successfully tested earlier this year, first at Edwards Air Force
Base and later at Edinburgh Air Force Base in southern Australia.
Prior to leaving Australia, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for
Defense Dr. Brendan Nelson said, Global Hawk will create aviation
history again during its return journey to become the first unmanned aircraft
to fly non-stop from Australia to the United States west coast.
When news of Global Hawk was first released, there was speculation that
the UAV technology might be used to thwart airline hijackings. Once a
hijacking took place, the Global Hawk technology would be triggered and
the captured plane flown to a landing at a safe location regardless of
the actions of the flight crew or the hijackers.
In fact, following the attacks, the New York Times on Sept. 28 in an article
on increasing air safety, mentioned new technology, probably far
in the future, allowing air traffic controllers to land distressed planes
by remote control. This made it seem such technology is not yet
available, yet earlier this year, a former chief of British Airways suggested
that such technology could be used to commandeer an aircraft from the
ground and controlled remotely in the event of a hijacking.
Needless to say, there are those today who question if Global Hawks
true first operational use might have been conducted on Sept. 11. After
all, as all experienced aviation and military persons well know, if a
technology such as Global Hawk is publicly revealed, it most probably
has been in secret use for several years.
But regardless of how the
planes with the terrorists were controlled, it is clear that their managers
had information, if not help, from inside the government.
Early on, the Bush White House issued a statement stating that credible
evidence showed that the hijackers had access to the top secret
codes of Air Force One, in which the President fled from Florida to Louisiana
and on to Nebraska. This statement made the Presidents zig-zag journey
of 9-11 more like that of a careful and prudent commander than a fleeing
White House officials later said this information was untrue, leaving
the public with the question of what else has the Bush people told us
that is untrue, or that the their first statements were true, raising
the possibility that there may have been inside help in obtaining the
It is certainly true that various agencies knew for some time that suspected
terrorists were operating in the United States.
As early as 1995, it was known within police and military circles and
reported in VFW and American Legion publications that some 5,000 former
Iraqi prisoners of war had been allowed in this country by the Clinton
Administration beginning in 1993. Most had worked with the CIA at one
time or another and were allowed in this country to avoid death at the
hands of a vengeful Saddam Hussein.
Many of these men had been with the Iraqi Republican Guard which blew
up the Kuwaiti oil fields at the end of the Gulf War, so they obviously
were trained in explosives.
They were resettled in various US cities and where they formed
cells. These cities included New York City, Boston, Washington, D. C.,
Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas-Fort
Worth, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Kansas City and more.
These men participated in fundraising activities for the HAMAS and Hezballah
terrorist chains. They have been connected to Osama bin Laden through
a Cebu City connection in the Philippines, the location that convicted
bomber Terry Nichols visited with his Philippine wife. At least 12 of
these former POWs are believed to have been involved in the Oklahoma City
Although this may seem a strange and unreported connection, there is a
wealth of information linking Iraqi operatives to Timothy McVeigh. In
fact the Oct. 29 edition of U.S. News & World Report revealed that
top Defense officials believe McVeigh was acting as an agent
for Iraq, an astounding development in light of the extent the government
continued to deny any conspiracy other that aid from Terry Nichols.
These same trained soldiers reportedly created a number of clandestine
laboratories to produce biological warfare germs, including anthrax, bubonic
plague, various hemorrhagic fevers and other deadly combinations.
FBI MOVES SLOWLY AND IN
In 1996, The FBI finally was moved to action concerning the biological
threat. Ohio microbiologist Larry Wayne Harris had tried to alert the
public to the danger of anthrax being smuggled into the United States
by Muslim extremists but was demonized by the mass media as a conspiracy
buff. In 1998, Harris, along with Nevada microbiologist William Leavitt,
was arrested by the FBI in Las Vegas for possessing anthrax cultures.
The mass media broadcast this news widely, repeating the governments
charge that the men were testing the deadly toxins in preparation for
an attack on New York. These allegations were quietly dropped only a few
days later when it was found that the men possessed a harmless veterinary
anti-anthrax vaccine. They were attempting to find their own antidote
to anthrax, a dangerous disease the government continued to dismiss in
the mid-1990s. (US News & World Report, March 2, 1998 and March 9.)
It is interesting that at that same time, several people were warning
that an anthrax vaccine ordered for all US military personnel was actually
going to be used to spread the disease and provoke a United Nations takeover
once enough US soldiers were incapacitated. It was claimed that this plan
would be set in motion by an emergency blamed on foreigners which would
hasten the use of the vaccine. Several military persons were brought before
a court martial for refusing to take the vaccine.
And what of Osama bin Laden? What did he have to say about all this?
Dont look to the corporate mass media to inform you as they have
all agreed not to broadcast anything that might detract from the official
government story, even though it is acknowledged that Bushs media
denunciations of bin Laden have been more filled with adjectives like
evil and evildoer than specific evidence.
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAR) noted that on Oct. 10, network
executives representing ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and CNN were involved in a
conference call with National Security Adviser and Council on Foreign
Relations heavyweight Condoleeza Rice. The execs apparently agreed to
limit how and what they broadcast regarding bin Laden or his Al Qaeda
group. Bush people even tried unsuccessfully to have al Jazeera, called
the CNN of the Mideast, broadcasting from Qatar tone down
its coverage of bin Laden. They were more successful with members of our
Congress, when they threatened to cut off intelligence reports if they
spoke offhand to the media.
The next day, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, already on the record
saying Americans need to watch what they say, extended this
constraint by contacting major newspapers asking that they not print full
transcripts of bin Ladens interviews.
According to a FAR news release, The point is not that bin Laden
or Al Qaeda deserve equal time on US news broadcasts, but
that it is troubling for government to shape or influence news content.
Withholding information from the public is hardly patriotic. When the
White House insists that its dangerous to report a news event in
its entirety, alarm bells should go off for journalists and the
American public alike.
OSAMA BIN LADEN REPLIES
Heres what bin Laden did say in an interview on Sept. 28, according
to the Pakistani newspaper Ummat, I have already said that I am
not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. As a Muslim,
I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks,
not do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans
as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent
women, children and other people. Such a practice is forbidden even in
the course of battle. It is the United States, which is perpetrating every
maltreatment on women, children and common people
In this interview, apparently suppressed in the United States, bin Laden
unsurprisingly blamed the attacks on Israel, claiming, All that
is going on in Palestine for the last 11 months is sufficient to call
the wrath of God upon the United States and Israel
.(and) what had
earlier been done to the innocent people of Iraq, Chechnya and Bosnia.
(A full text of this interview may be found at http://www.khilafah.com/1421/category.php?DocumentID=2392&TagID=2)
Bin Laden went on to state,
we are not hostile to the United
States. We are against the [US Government] system which makes other nations
slaves to the United States or forces them to mortgage their political
and economic freedom.
One cannot, of course, take bin Laden at face value, but then the same
could be said for the US Government which has been caught in so many lies
and deceit in the past that it is surprising that anyone pays any attention
to official pronouncements.
OSAMA BIN LADEN REPLIES
What should be thoughtfully considered is the dismal record of United
States foreign policy since World War II. This policy, as confirmed by
the New York Times years ago, has been in the hands of the Council on
Foreign Relations elite since at least 1939. This elite and its associates
includes former Presidents Bush and Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter
and Richard Nixon, virtually every CIA director as well as a considerable
number of familiar past and present government officials such as Dick
Cheney, Henry Kissinger, Wesley Clark, Strobe Talbott, Alexander Haig,
Alan Greenspan, Bruce Babbitt, James A. Baker III, Sandy Berger, Colin
Powell, Harold Brown, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Frank C. Carlucci, Richard
Darman, John Deutch, Lawrence Eagleburger, Robert McFarlane, Brent Snowcroft,
Condoleeza Rice and Casper Weinberger.
This policy has been one of neo-colonialism, that is the subjugation and
control of other nations through military dictators or wealthy families
supported by, and often placed in power, by the US military or intelligence
The results of this neo-colonial policy has been dismal at best and catastrophic
at worst. Never mind the historical aggression displayed by American foreign
policy in the Mexican War of 1848 and the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Consider this policy since World War II.
In 1951, when Irans Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh nationalized
the oil industry in that Mideast nation, he was deposed by a coup instigated
by the CIA and the Shah came to power, assuming complete control in 1963.
Thousands of Iranians, perhaps millions died during the repressive rule
of the Shah and his SAVAK secret police. The Shah was finally forced out
in 1979 by the Ayatollah Khomeini, who became the USs latest foreign
enemy despite the fact that he had been on the CIA payroll while living
in Paris. The Shah was granted asylum in the United States.
In Guatemala in 1954, again the CIA toppled the popularly elected government
of Jacobo Arbenz, which had nationalized United Fruit property. Prominent
American government officials such as former CIA Director Walter Bedell
Smith, then CIA Director Allen Dulles, Secretary of State for Inter-American
Affairs John Moors Cabot and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles were
all closely connected to United Fruit. An estimated 120,000 Guatemalan
peasants died in the resulting military dictatorships.
Fidel Castro, with covert aid from the CIA, overthrew the military dictatorship
of Fulgencio Batista and instituted sweeping land, industrial and educational
reforms as well as nationalizing American businesses. Swifty labeled a
communist, the CIA then organized anti-Castro Cubans resulting in numerous
attacks on Cuba and the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961. The island
nation has been the object of US economic sanctions since that time.
More than 3,000 persons died in the wake of an invasion of the Dominican
Republic by US Marines in 1965. The troops ostensibly were sent to prevent
a communist takeover, although later it was admitted that there had been
no proof of such a takeover.
Also in 1965, the US began the bombing of North Vietnam after President
Johnson proclaimed the civil war there an aggression by the
north. Two years later, American troop strength in Vietnam had grown to
380,000. US dead by the end of that Asian war totaled some 58,000 with
casualties to the Vietnamese, both north and south, running more into
In 1973, the elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile was overthrown
by a military coup aided by the CIA. Allende was killed and some 30,000
persons died in subsequent violence and repression, including some Americans.
In 1968, General Sukarno, the dictator of Indonesia, was overthrown by
the General Suharto, again with aid from the CIA. Suharto proved even
more dictatorial and corrupt than his predecessor. A reported 800,000
people died during his regime.
Another 250,000 persons died in 1975 during the brutal invasion of East
Timor by the Suharto regime aided by the US Government and Henry Kissinger.
In 1979, the powerful Somoza family, which had ruled Nicaragua since 1937,
was finally overthrown and Daniel Ortega was elected president. CIA-backed
Contra insurgents operating from Honduras fought a protracted war to oust
the Ortega government in which an estimated 30,000 people died. The ensuing
struggle came to include such shady dealing in arms and drugs that it
created a scandal in the United States called Iran-Contra, which involved
selling arms to Iran and using the profits to support the Contras.
US Marines landed in Lebanon in 1982 in an attempt to preventing further
bloodshed between occupying Israeli troops and the Palestine Liberation
Organization. Thousands died in the resulting civil war, including several
hundred Palestinians massacred in refugee camps by Christian forces. Despite
the battleship shelling of Beirut, American forces were withdrawn in 1984
after a series of bloody attacks on them.
In 1983, US troops invaded the tiny Caribbean island nation of Grenada
after a leftist government was installed. The official explanation was
to rescue a handful of American students who initially said they didnt
For nearly 20 years, during the 1970s and 1980s, the US Government gave
aid and arms to the right wing government of the Republic of El Salvador
for use against it leftist enemies. By 1988, some 70,000 Salvadorans had
More than one million persons died in the 15-year battle in Angola between
the Marxist government aided by Cuban troops and the National Union for
the Total Independence of Angola, supported by South Africa and the US
When Muammur al-Qaddafi tried to socialize the oil-rich North African
nation of Libya beginning with his takeover in 1969, he drew the wrath
of the US Government. In 1981, it was claimed that Qaddafi had sent hit
teams to the United States to assassinate President Reagan and in 1986,
following the withdrawal of U.S. oil companies from Libya, an air attack
was launched which missed Qaddafi but killed several people including
his infant daughter.
In 1987, an Iraqi missile attack on the US frigate Stark resulted in 37
deaths. Shortly afterward, the Iraqi president apologized for the incident.
In 1988, a US Navy ship shot down an Iranian airliner over the Persian
Gulf resulting in 290 deaths. The Reagan Administration simply called
it a mistake.
Thousands of freedom seeking Chinese were killed in Beijings Tiananmen
Square in 1989 after hardliners conferred with former President Richard
Nixon on how to deal with the dissidents. Nixon, of course, was the only
US president to resign under threat of criminal indictment.
About 8,000 Panamanians died over Christmas, 1989, when President George
H. W. Bush sent US troops to invade that Central American nation to arrest
his former business partner, Manuel Noriega. The excuse was that Noriega
was involved in the importation of drugs to the United States. U.S. News
& World Report noted that in 1990, the amount of drugs moving through
Panama had doubled.
Iraqi casualties, both military and civilian, totaled more than 300,000
during the short Persian Gulf War of 1991. It has been estimated that
more than one million Iraqis, including women and children, have died
as a result of the continued missile and air attacks over the past decade
as well as economic sanctions against that nation.
Also in 1991, the United States suspended assistance to Haiti after the
election of a liberal priest sparked military action. Eventually, US troops
The names of nations that have felt the brunt of US CIA and/or military
activity as a result of foreign policy include Somalia, Afghanistan, Serbia,
Kosovo, Bosnia, Brazil, Chad, Sudan and many others. As Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. stated during the Vietnam War, My government is the worlds
leading purveyor of violence.
He did not say my country or my people, it is
the government, or rather those who control it, that are responsible.
Although we the distracted and unaware citizens who claim to live in a
democracy must take our fair share of the blame.
Is there precedence in history for what is happening to America today?
So much so that there is not enough space to present it all. Nero burned
Rome, blamed it on his enemies and took dictatorial power.
But consider what happened just last century. On February 27, 1933, the
German Reichstag or Parliament was destroyed by fire. Hitler and his Nazis
blamed the destruction on communist terrorists. They even caught one,
a retarded Dutch youth named Marinus van der Lubbe who carried a Communist
Party card. After some time in custody, the youth confessed to being the
arsonist. However, later investigation found that one person could not
have started the mammoth blaze and that incendiaries had been carried
into the building through a tunnel which led to the offices of Hitlers
closest partner, Hermann Goering.
Less than a month later, on March 24, 1933, at Hitlers urging, a
panicky German Parliament voted 441 to 94 to pass an Enabling Act
which was the starting point for Hitlers dictatorship. As a result
of this act, Germans soon saw gun confiscation, national identity cards,
racial profiling, a national security chief (Heinrich Himmler) and later,
mass murders and incarcerations in concentration camps.
One of the western leaders who supported Hitler and his policies was Prescott
Bush, grandfather of President George W. Bush. He must have taken notice
of Hitlers method for gaining unwarranted power.
Since the Reichstag fire, the Bush family and their associates in the
Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderbergers
have often mimicked Hitlers tactics of creating a problem, offering
a draconian solution and advancing their agenda through any resulting
The real enemy is whoever
is behind the Sept. 11 terror attack. Osama bin Laden, so closely connected
to the financial interests of the Bush family and the CIA, may be the
mastermind or he may be a convenient scapegoat, yet another provocation
to stampeded Americans into another war for oil.
We must thoughtfully consider where the real source of terror lies ---
with one bearded fanatic in an impoverished Middle Eastern country or
with those who would profit while shredding the US Constitution in the
name of defending freedom.