The 9-11 Attack on the World Trade Centre (World Trade Center) - Was Mossad behind it, to get the West to fight Islam for it? Was the CIA implicated, to legitimate a push for empire?

Peter Myers, October 3, 2001; update April 15, 2006. My comments are shown {thus}

You are at http://users.cyberone.com.au/myers/wtc.html.

This website does not specialise in 9/11, but does provide background information, and links to specialist sites.

We are told that the hijackers had only learned to fly Cessnas. They had received Simulator lessons on bigger planes, yet on 9/11 took over the controls of 767s or similar, and expertly flew them into the WTC.

Would we issue a commercial pilot's licence to someone who had so little training?

This is like saying that someone who had only driven a Corolla, but had simulator lessons for driving a semi-trailer, could take control of a fully-laden semi-trailer and drive it expertly down the highway. How credible is that?

Most likely, by the time the planes were heading for the WTC, they were being remotely controlled. In that case, no-one on board, not even hijackers, could have prevented the planes being flown into the WTC.

There are 3 sorts of conspiracy theories:

1. The CIA did it, for oil, to consolidate the Anglo-American Empire.
2. Mossad did it - perhaps using Arabs who not know the overall plan - because Israel wants to expand its borders to fulfil 1 Kings 4:21, Genesis 15:18; Exodus 23:30-31; Deut 11:24; Josh 1:4 (see tmf.html), and because it wants to build the Third Temple where the Dome of the Rock now stands (dome.html). These goals require war with Islam - why not get the US to do it for them, using the oil issue as a smokescreen to hide the religious motive?
3. Arabs did it, and the CIA knew about it and let it happen (as with Pearl Harbor).

I believe that the 2nd type of theory is correct.

The Washington Times published an article on September 10, 2001, which says that Mossad is capable of attacking Western targets and making it look as if others (Palestinians etc) did it: http://www.public-action.com/911/sams.html.

I recommend the following book:

Stranger Than Fiction: An Independent Investigation of the True Culprits Behind 9-11

By: Dr. Albert D. Pastore Phd. http://www.voxfux.com/features/stranger_than_fiction.htm.

Published by Dandelion Books: http://www.dandelionbooks.net.

Israeli spies impersonating Egyptian terrorists - in 1954:

The Jews of Iraq, by Naeim Giladi
April - May 1998 The Link - Volume 31, Issue 2

http://middleeastinfo.org/article2595.html
also at http://www.inminds.co.uk/jews-of-iraq.html

"In 1954, it seemed that America was getting less critical of Nasser. Then during a three-week period in July, several terrorist bombs were set off: at the United States Information Agency offices in Cairo and Alexandria, a British-owned theater, and the central post office in Cairo. An attempt to firebomb a cinema in Alexandria failed when the bomb went off in the pocket of one of the perpetrators. That led to the discovery that the terrorists were not anti-Western Egyptians, but were instead Israeli spies bent on souring the warming relationship between Egypt and the United States in what came to be known as the Lavon Affair."

For up-to-date analysis of 9-11 and the war against Islam, please see the following sites:

Physics 911 (a panel of scientists): http://physics911.net/

AntiWar.Com: http://www.antiwar.com
No War For Israel: http://www.nowarforisrael.com

The attack on the Pentagon: "Damage pattern has no relationship to profile of 757": http://911research.wtc7.net/talks/pentagon/
Photos - evidence of demolition: http://vancouver.indymedia.org/print.php?id=56715
Feral News: http://www.feralnews.com/
911 WTC War Without End: http://www.itszone.co.uk/
The Complete 9/11 Timeline: http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/
Feral News Weblog: http://www.feralnews.com/weblog/index.php
The Information Clearing House: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info
Scientific Panel Investigating Nine Eleven (SPINE): http://www.physics911.org
9-11 Visibility Project: http://www.septembereleventh.org/
Dick Eastman: http://www.apfn.org/apfn/77_deastman1.htm

Within one week of 9/11, Jared Israel of Emperor's Clothes was denying the possibility that Mossad might have been behind 9/11. He wants to pin all blame on the "Empire".

Bali bombing: An investigator's analysis by Robert S. Finnegan, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta. Note: this article appeared first in the Jakarta Post, January 3rd 2003. It is no longer available on the Jakarta Post website. http://feralnews.com/issues/bali/bali_bombing_analysis.html

Robert S. Finnegan was then fired from the Jakarta Post: http://www.feralnews.com/weblog/index.php?p=27.

This later article by Finnegan was published by Feral News: http://feralnews.com/issues/indonesia/antiwar_protests_030324.html.

New items are now added at the top, starting with (25) Gordon Thomas, writer of political thrillers - a disinformation agent?

* A man intending suicide brings a suitcase (why bother?)

* the suitcase contains incriminating material (yet the overall plan is meticulous)

* the suitcase is not loaded onto the plane (in which case it would have been destroyed), but left at the airport (where it will be found).

* US courts deliberate for months over a single murder case, allowing appeals and counter-appeals to higher courts, yet doubts about the cause of nearly 3,000 deaths in New York & Washington are swept under the carpet. Thousands of Afghanis later died when the West intervened, and thousands more, perhaps millions, are about to die as the West invades the Islamic world. Yet the champions of the "Rule of Law" have no interest in investigating anomalies over 9-11.

Who won? Bin-Laden is probably dead, the Taliban routed; the US, on the other hand, has gained the High Moral Ground, a priceless asset in war.

Before 9-11, the US & Israel were looking "Aggressors", Islam the "Defendant". Now, the roles are reversed: the US is the "Defendant". It can now wage war for years, using 9-11 to remind the world who the "aggressors" are.

Videos in which Bin Laden admits organizing 9-11 should be treated with caution, because this material can be "doctored" by intelligence agencies such as Mossad or the CIA.

Mossad's warning in advance, whilst possibly genuine, could also have been an attempt to ensure that Bin Laden was blamed for the attack, to pre-empt the finger-pointing.

(33) The Age of Synthetic Terror, by Professor A. K. Dewdney of Physics 911

Date: 10 Apr 2006 06:45:15 -0000 From: Physics 911 <info@physics911.net>

Welcome to the World of Synthetic Terror http://physics911.net/syntheticterrorfourup.jpg

April 5th, 2006 (http://physics911.net

- The evidence is in, the analyses have been made, and conclusions have been drawn by scientists, engineers and other experts: the so-called terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were faked. There is, moreover, independent evidence from <http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-3-1050175,00.html> multiple <http://physics911.net/davidshayler.htm> credible sources that <http://www.uruknet.info/.?p=17997> Al Qaeda is the creation of western spy agencies.

If you have any questions concerning these assertions, visit http://www.physics911.net

The <http://www.physics911.net/spine.htm> Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven has formed around this website. The Panel consists of over thirty experts in the fields of science, engineering, architecture, intelligence, the military, medicine, Islamic studies and other disciplines. The members are willing to stand up and be counted, even the ones with the highest public profiles. You will find them on the <http://www.physics911.net/spine.htm> members list, accessible from the button near the top of this page.

Of course, the Physics 911 website is hardly alone in cyberspace. There are now literally <http://www.physics911.net/resources.htm> hundreds of skeptical websites on the internet (with only a handful of dissenting sites defending <http://www.9-11commission.gov> the official story). There are <http://www.st911.org> other working groups with websites, as well, not to mention thousands of people doing their own inquiries into 911 and millions of people skeptical of the official story (including 48% of New Yorkers, according to a <http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=855> Zogby poll taken in 2005).

We are now living in what has been called the Age of <http://www.nowpublic.com/node/25359> Synthetic Terror. In contrast to the corporate media line, "terrorism" is the brainchild and product of western intelligence agencies. Its purpose is to foment domestic anger at Muslims in order to justify a program of a) invasion of sovereign nations, b) seizure of their oil resources, c) mass murder designed to look like sectarian violence, d) establishing permanent military bases and e) the installation of puppet governments in the countries so affected.

It follows that the mass murder of 9/11, blamed on Arab/Muslim patsies, was but the opening scene of a drama that would have many acts, with hundreds of thousands of murders to follow.

There is one and only one way to bring this program of synthetic terror to an end. The knowledge that we have acquired must be made public and made public soon. The next massive military operation may be against Iran. Such an attack would require a triggering episode in which a handful of Muslims, Iranian this time, would be blamed for the bombing of a western target, possibly involving a nuclear device, given the (pretended) concern over Iran's nuclear program. (Think Iraq. Think WMDs.)

How long will it take members of the corporate media to break free with this story? Their colleagues may be unaware that the <http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/march2006/310306launchinvestigation.htm> country of Venezuela has undertaken an international inquiry into 9/11. They may be unaware that <http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20060323162638376> Charlie Sheen's allegations are but the tip of an iceberg or unaware of the <http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FE22Ak03.html> deception in Iraq or that the Osama tapes are <http://physics911.net/kevinbarrett.htm> faked.

The story is yours.

A. K. Dewdney Coordinator Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven

Comment (Peter M):

Welcome as the scientific report is, the political interpretation it espouses seems to take its cue from Jared Israel.

The problem is that he "writes out" any Israeli, i.e. Mossad, connection. Just as Noam Chomsky and other Gatekeepers want to discredit the Mearsheimer-Walt report.

But Physics 911 replies as follows:

"As a descendant of Russian Jews, I consider it a particularly important personal civic responsibility to expose the deception and danger of Zionism and its terrorist agency, the Mossad ..."

- Leland Lehrman, Webmaster of Physics 911

In his reply, Leland Lehrman refers to three important articles at Physics 911.

Leland Lehrman's position, that Mossad helped plan 911, through its agents in Arab groups, is similar to mine. Although I do not have time to study 911 in detail, my naive position is that Arab hijackers were themselves hijacked - probably by Mossad - and flown into the towers. - Peter M.

Physics 911 Webmaster says "We do not write out Mossad"

Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 23:56:29 -0600 From: "Leland Lehrman" <leland.lehrman@gmail.com>

We do not write out Mossad, in fact we finger them explicitly, check the website:

http://physics911.net/nuclearfalseflag.htm which is my article and also read the German Intelligence Report:

http://physics911.net/germanintel.htm and the DEA Report

http://physics911.net/deareport.htm

Please distribute this message with links intact to your readers.

Leland Lehrman Webmaster, physics911.net

(32) Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor, by Robert B. Stinnett

FDR and Pearl Harbor

J.R. Nyquist 07.10.01

http://www.sierratimes.com/archive/files/jul/10/nyquist.htm

In a remarkable attempt to invert our understanding of history, Robert B. Stinnett has written a book arguing that Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was no surprise at all. No surprise, that is, for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The book's title is "Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor."

The basic outline of Stinnett's thesis is not new. What he offers, however, are previously unknown details to support the notion that FDR intentionally provoked the Japanese and then, knowing that war was sure to follow, allowed Pearl Harbor to become the main target -- purposely setting the U.S. battleships out as bait, clearing a path for Japan's carriers across the North Pacific.

According to Stinnett's research, Lieutenant Commander Arthur H. McCollum, head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence, came up with an eight-point plan in October, 1940, for getting the United States into World War II. Stinnett calls this "FDR's back door to war."

For those readers unfamiliar with the strategic position of the United States in 1940, things were not coming up roses. In August 1939 Nazi Germany had joined with Soviet Russia to attack and partition Poland. The Soviets also attacked and invaded Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Finland. France and Britain, having guaranteed Poland's security, declared war on Hitler but not Stalin.

In the first several months of 1940 Hitler invaded and captured, in order, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium and France. He did this so quickly, and so decisively, that Britain's defeat by the Nazis was a distinct possibility. What would have happened if Hitler had gotten his paws on the British fleet?

In 1940 the Far East situation had also deteriorated. The Japanese had previously taken Korea and Manchuria. In 1937 the Imperial Army invaded China and captured the country's key economic zones, inflicting many defeats on the Chinese. With the fall of France to Hitler, all of French Indochina lay open to Japanese aggression. The position of Dutch Indonesia -- with its vast oil supplies -- was in turn made vulnerable by Japanese advances into Indochina.

To make matters worse, Italy had declared war on Britain in 1940, threatening the Mediterranean Sea lanes and North Africa. Given the solidarity of the dictatorships, their hostility to free society, the fall of Britain, China and the Dutch East Indies would have left America alone and isolated in a world controled by militaristic powers -- with the hub of Western democracy shattered.

It was in this context that Arthur McCollum presented his five page memorandum in October, 1940, which advised the following moves: 1) Arrange to use British naval facilities in the Pacific; 2) Arrange to use facilities and supplies in the Dutch East Indies; 3) Give all possible aid to China in its resistance to Japanese aggression; 4) Send a division of heavy cruisers to the Far East; 5) Send two divisions of submarines to the Far East; 6) Keep the main U.S. fleet in Hawaii; 7) Insist that the Dutch refuse to grant Japanese demands for oil; 8) Completely embargo all trade with Japan, in collaboration with the British.

Stinnett says McCollum's memo became the basis of Roosevelt's grand strategy. This is shown, says Stinnett, by "a series of secret presidential routing logs plus collateral intelligence information in Navy files" which prove that Roosevelt saw the McCollum eight-action plan and approved it.

"Throughout 1941," wrote Stinnett, "provoking Japan into an overt act of war was the principal policy that guided FDR's actions toward Japan." And Stinnett's documentation is persuasive.

Perhaps the most shocking of Roosevelt's actions was the deployment of American cruisers and submarines to the Far East, adjacent to Japan's vital shipping lanes. But in strategic terms, the significant discovery was Stinnett's documentation of how Roosevelt conspired to clear the Northern Pacific of American ships and planes to shield the advance of the Japanese Navy against detection. Had the Japanese been detected, they might have withdrawn their carrier strike force and refused to start a conflict without the advantage of surprise.

In 1986 I had the opportunity to ask President Roosevelt's son, James Roosevelt, about the strategy the U.S. government had followed in 1941. James had worked on his father's staff at the time, and openly admitted that Japan was provoked intentionally with the embargo (Japan had almost no other sources of oil).

"Why did your father provoke Japan with the blockade," I asked, "when all Japan had to do was attack Britian and the Dutch East Indies, leaving our forces alone?"

James Roosevelt smiled faintly and replied, "We were confident how they would react."

This answer puzzled me at the time, but after reading Stinnett's book the answer falls neatly into place. The Japanese militarists were fools who did not understand America's isolationist character. President Roosevelt's intelligence officers, on the U.S. side, had intercepted all of Japan's vital communications. If the Japanese did not understand us, we certainly understood them. Japan's codes had been broken. The White House was reading the Imperial mind, anticipating every Japanese move.

Japan's intelligence failure was fatal to her miltiary ambition. If Stinnett is right, the United States led Japan into a trap which also caught up Hitler and Mussolini, destroying the Axis completely. All that was left of the dictatorships was Stalin, who had fallen out with Hitler in 1941 and ended up joining the Allies.

Was Roosevelt an evil man for the way he conducted U.S. foreign policy in 1941?

I doubt that a Jew, whose parents died at Auschwitz, would say so. I doubt that the suffering Chinese would say so. And from Roosevelts action America emerged to be the world's leading power, providing a stable basis for peace and development across the planet.

Do the ends justify the means?

This is something Americans will have to think about.

(31) The memo of August 6, 2001, says bin Laden wanted to hijack a U.S. aircraft to gain release of prisoners.

That goal would hardly be met if the planes were flown into the WTC. But if Mossad knew of the hijacking plan (see item #4), might it not have "hijacked the hijackers"?

August 6 memo says bin Laden wanted to hijack a U.S. aircraft to gain release of prisoners

(31.1) Yahoo News http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040410/325/eqrzp.html

President George W. Bush was told a month before September 11, 2001, that al Qaeda members were in the United States and the FBI had detected suspicious activity "consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks," according to a secret memo the White House released under pressure.

White House officials were quick to say after the document's evening release that the August 6, 2001, memo did not warn of the September 11 attacks and that although it referred to the possibility of hijackings, it did not discuss the possible use of planes as weapons.

"There's nothing in here that we can show was tied to the 9/11 plot," a senior White House official told reporters on Saturday.

... The report said it had not been able to corroborate some of the "more sensational threat reporting," such as one in 1998 that Osama bin Laden wanted to hijack a U.S. aircraft to gain the release of those responsible for the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Centre.

But the document said the FBI since then had detected "patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York." ... {end}

(31.2) http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040411/323/eqs2f.html

Yahoo News, Sunday April 11, 05:52 PM

Pre-September 11 memo to Bush warned al-Qaeda active in US

... The commission had strenuously called for the White House to release the memo, featured strongly in questioning on Thursday Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice.

"We have not been able to corroborate some of the more sensational threat reporting, such as that from a (-censored-) service in 1998 saying that bin Laden wanted to hijack a US aircraft to gain the release of 'Blind Shaykh,' 'Umar' Abd al-Rahman and other US-held extremists," said the memo. ... {end}

(30) New Jersey housewife first spotted the 5 Israelis & their white van

http://www.world-crisis.com/more/D163_0_1_0_M/

BRITISH LINK MOSSAD TO 911

There was ruin and terror in Manhattan, but, over the Hudson River in New Jersey, a handful of men were dancing. As the World Trade Centre burned and crumpled, the five men celebrated and filmed the worst atrocity ever committed on American soil as it played out before their eyes. Who do you think they were? Palestinians? Saudis? Iraqis, even? Al-Qaeda, surely? Wrong on all counts. They were Israelis ? and at least two of them were Israeli intelligence agents, working for Mossad, the equivalent of MI6 or the CIA.

Their discovery and arrest that morning is a matter of indisputable fact. To those who have investigated just what the Israelis were up to that day, the case raises one dreadful possibility: that Israeli intelligence had been shadowing the al-Qaeda hijackers as they moved from the Middle East through Europe and into America where they trained as pilots and prepared to suicide-bomb the symbolic heart of the United States. And the motive? To bind America in blood and mutual suffering to the Israeli cause.

After the attacks on New York and Washington, the former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was asked what the terrorist strikes would mean for USA-Israeli relations. He said: "It's very good." Then he corrected himself, adding: "Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy [for Israel from Americans]." If Israel's closest ally felt the collective pain of mass civilian deaths at the hands of terrorists, then Israel would have an unbreakable bond with the world's only hyperpower and an effective free hand in dealing with the Palestinian terrorists who had been murdering its innocent civilians as the second Intifada dragged on throughout 2001.

It's not surprising that the New Jersey housewife who first spotted the five Israelis and their white van wants to preserve her anonymity. She's insisted that she only be identified as Maria. A neighbour in her apartment building had called her just after the first strike on the Twin Towers. Maria grabbed a pair of binoculars and, like millions across the world, she watched the horror of the day unfold. As she gazed at the burning towers, she noticed a group of men kneeling on the roof of a white van in her parking lot. Here's her recollection: "They seemed to be taking a movie. They were like happy, you know É they didn't look shocked to me. I thought it was strange."

Maria jotted down the van's registration and called the police. The FBI was alerted and soon there was a state-wide all points bulletin put out for the apprehension of the van and its occupants. The cops traced the number, establishing that it belonged to a company called Urban Moving. Police Chief John Schmidig said: "We got an alert to be on the lookout for a white Chevrolet van with New Jersey registration and writing on the side. Three individuals were seen celebrating in Liberty State Park after the impact. They said three people were jumping up and down."

By 4pm on the afternoon of September 11, the van was spotted near New Jersey's Giants stadium. A squad car pulled it over and inside were five men in their 20s. They were hustled out of the car with guns levelled at their heads and handcuffed. In the car was $4700 in cash, a couple of foreign passports and a pair of box cutters ? the concealed Stanley Knife-type blades used by the 19 hijackers who'd flown jetliners into the World Trade Centre and Pentagon just hours before. There were also fresh pictures of the men standing with the smouldering wreckage of the Twin Towers in the background. One image showed a hand flicking a lighter in front of the devastated buildings, like a fan at a pop concert.

The driver of the van then told the arresting officers: "We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem." His name was Sivan Kurzberg. The other four passengers were Kurzberg's brother Paul, Yaron Shmuel, Oded Ellner and Omer Marmari. The men were dragged off to prison and transferred out of the custody of the FBI's Criminal Division and into the hands of their Foreign Counterintelligence Section ? the bureau's anti-espionage squad.

A warrant was issued for a search of the Urban Moving premises in Weehawken in New Jersey. Boxes of papers and computers were removed. The FBI questioned the firm's Israeli owner, Dominik Otto Suter, but when agents returned to re-interview him a few days later, he was gone. An employee of Urban Moving said his co-workers had laughed about the Manhattan attacks the day they happened. "I was in tears," the man said. "These guys were joking and that bothered me. These guys were like, ÔNow America knows what we go through.'"

Vince Cannistraro, former chief of operations for counter-terrorism with the CIA, says the red flag went up among investigators when it was discovered that some of the Israelis' names were found in a search of the national intelligence database. Cannistraro says many in the USA intelligence community believed that some of the Israelis were working for Mossad and there was speculation over whether Urban Moving had been "set up or exploited for the purpose of launching an intelligence operation against radical Islamists". This makes it clear that there was no suggestion whatsoever from within American intelligence that the Israelis were colluding with the 9/11 hijackers ? simply that the possibility remains that they knew the attacks were going to happen, but effectively did nothing to help stop them.

After the owner vanished, the offices of Urban Moving looked as if they'd been closed down in a big hurry. Mobile phones were littered about, the office phones were still connected and the property of at least a dozen clients were stacked up in the warehouse. The owner had cleared out his family home in New Jersey and returned to Israel.

Two weeks after their arrest, the Israelis were still in detention, held on immigration charges. Then a judge ruled that they should be deported. But the CIA scuppered the deal and the five remained in custody for another two months. Some went into solitary confinement, all underwent two polygraph tests and at least one underwent up to seven lie detector sessions before they were eventually deported at the end of November 2001. Paul Kurzberg refused to take a lie detector test for 10 weeks, but then failed it. His lawyer said he was reluctant to take the test as he had once worked for Israeli intelligence in another country.

Nevertheless, their lawyer, Ram Horvitz, dismissed the allegations as "stupid and ridiculous". Yet USA government sources still maintained that the Israelis were collecting information on the fundraising activities of groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Mark Regev, of the Israeli embassy in Washington, would have none of that and he said the allegations were "simply false". The men themselves claimed they'd read about the World Trade Centre attacks on the internet, couldn't see it from their office and went to the parking lot for a better view. Their lawyers and the embassy say their ghoulish and sinister celebrations as the Twin Towers blazed and thousands died were due to youthful foolishness.

Would friends of the USA jump for joy at the murder of thousands of its citizens?

The respected New York Jewish newspaper, The Forward, reported in March 2002, however, that it had received a briefing on the case of the five Israelis from a USA official who was regularly updated by law enforcement agencies. This is what he told The Forward: "The assessment was that Urban Moving Systems was a front for the Mossad and operatives employed by it." He added that "the conclusion of the FBI was that they were spying on local Arabs", but the men were released because they "did not know anything about 9/11".

Back in Israel, several of the men discussed what happened on an Israeli talk show. One of them made this remarkable comment: "The fact of the matter is we are coming from a country that experiences terror daily. Our purpose was to document the event." But how can you document an event unless you know it is going to happen?

We are now deep in conspiracy theory territory. But there is more than a little circumstantial evidence to show that Mossad ? whose motto is "By way of deception, thou shalt do war" ? was spying on Arab extremists in the USA and may have known that September 11 was in the offing, yet decided to withhold vital information from their American counterparts which could have prevented the terror attacks.

Following September 11, 2001, more than 60 Israelis were taken into custody under the Patriot Act and immigration laws. One highly placed investigator told Carl Cameron of Fox News that there were "tie-ins" between the Israelis and September 11; the hint was clearly that they'd gathered intelligence on the planned attacks but kept it to themselves. The Fox News source refused to give details, saying: "Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." Fox News is not noted for its condemnation of Israel; it's a ruggedly patriotic news channel owned by Rupert Murdoch and was President Bush's main cheerleader in the war on terror and the invasion of Iraq.

Another group of around 140 Israelis were detained prior to September 11, 2001, in the USA as part of a widespread investigation into a suspected espionage ring run by Israel inside the USA. Government documents refer to the spy ring as an "organised intelligence-gathering operation" designed to "penetrate government facilities". Most of those arrested had served in the Israeli armed forces ? but military service is compulsory in Israel. Nevertheless, a number had an intelligence background.

The first glimmerings of an Israeli spying exercise in the USA came to light in spring 2001, when the FBI sent a warning to other federal agencies alerting them to be wary of visitors calling themselves "Israeli art students" and attempting to bypass security at federal buildings in order to sell paintings. A Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report suggested the Israeli calls "may well be an organised intelligence-gathering activity". Law enforcement documents say that the Israelis "targeted and penetrated military bases" as well as the DEA, FBI and dozens of government facilities, including secret offices and the unlisted private homes of law enforcement and intelligence personnel.

A number of Israelis questioned by the authorities said they were students from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, but Pnina Calpen, a spokeswoman for the Israeli school, did not recognise the names of any Israelis mentioned as studying there in the past 10 years. A federal report into the so-called art students said many had served in intelligence and electronic signal intercept units during their military service.

According to a 61-page report, drafted after an investigation by the DEA and the USA immigration service, the Israelis were organised into cells of four to six people. The significance of what the Israelis were doing didn't emerge until after September 11, 2001, when a report by a French intelligence agency noted "according to the FBI, Arab terrorists and suspected terror cells lived in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as in Miami and Hollywood, Florida, from December 2000 to April 2001 in direct proximity to the Israeli spy cells".

The report contended that Mossad agents were spying on Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehi, two of leaders of the 9/11 hijack teams. The pair had settled in Hollywood, Florida, along with three other hijackers, after leaving Hamburg ? where another Mossad team was operating close by.

Hollywood in Florida is a town of just 25,000 souls. The French intelligence report says the leader of the Mossad cell in Florida rented apartments "right near the apartment of Atta and al-Shehi". More than a third of the Israeli "art students" claimed residence in Florida. Two other Israelis connected to the art ring showed up in Fort Lauderdale. At one time, eight of the hijackers lived just north of the town.

Put together, the facts do appear to indicate that Israel knew that 9/11, or at least a large-scale terror attack, was about to take place on American soil, but did nothing to warn the USA. But that's not quite true. In August 2001, the Israelis handed over a list of terrorist suspects ? on it were the names of four of the September 11 hijackers. Significantly, however, the warning said the terrorists were planning an attack "outside the United States".

The Israeli embassy in Washington has dismissed claims about the spying ring as "simply untrue". The same denials have been issued repeatedly by the five Israelis seen high-fiving each other as the World Trade Centre burned in front of them. Their lawyer, Ram Horwitz, insisted his clients were not intelligence officers. Irit Stoffer, the Israeli foreign minister, said the allegations were "completely untrue". She said the men were arrested because of "visa violations", adding: "The FBI investigated those cases because of 9/11."

Jim Margolin, an FBI spokesman in New York, implied that the public would never know the truth, saying: "If we found evidence of unauthorised intelligence operations that would be classified material." Yet, Israel has long been known, according to USA administration sources, for "conducting the most aggressive espionage operations against the USA of any USA ally". Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Pollard, a civilian working for the American Navy, was jailed for life for passing secrets to Israel. At first, Israel claimed Pollard was part of a rogue operation, but the government later took responsibility for his work.

It has always been a long-accepted agreement among allies ? such as Britain and America or America and Israel ? that neither country will jail a "friendly spy" nor shame the allied country for espionage. Chip Berlet, a senior analyst at Boston's Political Research Associates and an expert in intelligence, says: "It's a backdoor agreement between allies that says that if one of your spies gets caught and didn't do too much harm, he goes home. It goes on all the time. The official reason is always visa violation."

What we are left with, then, is fact sullied by innuendo. Certainly, it seems, Israel was spying within the borders of the United States and it is equally certain that the targets were Islamic extremists probably linked to September 11. But did Israel know in advance that the Twin Towers would be hit and the world plunged into a war without end; a war which would give Israel the power to strike its enemies almost without limit? That's a conspiracy theory too far, perhaps. But the unpleasant feeling that, in this age of spin and secrets, we do not know the full and unadulterated truth won't go away. Maybe we can guess, but it's for the history books to discover and decide.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 - 01:26pm GMT Article courtesy of Scottish-based Herald Newspapers

(29) Linkage between 9-11 and TWA 800

At the 9-11 Commission, former NSA Adviser Sandy Berger said that TWA 800 had been shot down by a missile.

In which case, by who? An enemy or a Government agency?

If by Bin Laden - if Bin Laden did both TWA 800 and 9-11, a further Commission should be no problem - it would only indict him the more.

But if NOT by Bin Laden, then a high-level cover-up is in place. Perhaps it was the US Navy, not Bin Laden, which (accidentally) shot down TWA 800?

At the 9-11 Commission, the whole session of March 24, 2004, was oriented to Bin Laden. A selection is included below; in it, George Tenet shows his fixation with Bin Laden.

The fact that Sandy Berger lends his weight to claims that TWA 800 was shot down warrants a further Commission to look into this.

Any LINKAGE between TWA 800 and 9-11 seems to make many people uncomfortable.

Information is provided below about strange behavior of the US Navy in the investigation of TWA 800.

What would be the point of Bin Laden doing TWA 800, if he didn't get some mileage out of it? A demand for some favour? We have never heard of such.

And if Bin Laden DIDN'T do TWA 800, then the question arises, what if he ALSO didn't do 9-11?

(29.1) Public Testimony Before 9/11 Panel - Sandy Berger (former NSA Adviser) says TWA 800 shot down

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/24/politics/24CND-PTEX.html

March 24, 2004 TEXT

WASHINGTON, March 24 - Following is the the transcript of public testimony from four high-ranking officials from the Bush and Clinton administrations before the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, as recorded by Federal News Service.

ON THE COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES MARCH 24, 2004

SPEAKERS:

THOMAS H. KEAN, COMMISSION CHAIRMAN LEE H. HAMILTON, COMMISSION VICE CHAIR RICHARD BEN-VENISTE, COMMISSION MEMBER MAX CLELAND, COMMISSION MEMBER FRED F. FIELDING, COMMISSION MEMBER JAMIE S. GORELICK, COMMISSION MEMBER SLADE GORTON, COMMISSION MEMBER JOHN F. LEHMAN, COMMISSION MEMBER TIMOTHY J. ROEMER, COMMISSION MEMBER JAMES R. THOMPSON, COMMISSION MEMBER PHILIP ZELIKOW, COMMISSION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHAEL HURLEY, COMMISSION SENIOR COUNSEL

WITNESSES:

GEORGE TENET, DIRECTOR, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY JAMES PAVITT, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY SAMUEL BERGER, FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER RICHARD CLARKE, FORMER NATIONAL COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM FOR NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL RICHARD ARMITAGE, U.S. DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE

TENET: ... By September 11th, a map of Afghanistan would show that these collection programs, human networks, were in place in numbers to nearly cover the country. The array meant that when the military campaign to topple and destroy the Taliban began in October of 2001, we were able to support it with an enormous body of information and a large stable of assets. ...

TENET: And, obviously, there was constant communication in both administrations with the CSG, the terrorist group at the NSC. ... BEN-VENISTE: Fair enough. What has continued to puzzle and troubled me, George, is this: Didn't the CIA -- knowing the proclivities and the extreme xenophobia of these jihadists, who the CIA had helped to arm and train, why didn't the CIA seek to penetrate these organizations and keep close track of them in the years that follow the disbanding of the effort in Afghanistan?

TENET: : Well, first of all, there was an accommodation of mutual convenience, because we had a common enemy. And in fact, if you go back and look at some of the planning that we did, we went back and found people that used to work for us who became part of our networks again. Equally, you found other people that were fighting you, people who had become jihadists. There are people in Afghanistan today fighting us that we knew way back when, and people in Afghanistan today who are on our side. So, I mean, we had an advantage in terms of understanding all of the personalities on the ground, who they were, what their networks looked like, so it was a plus. But, you know, we drove the Russians out and essentially the United States left Afghanistan right after all of that, and the Taliban emerged and took a country down and allowed a terrorist organization to run a state. So the history here is interesting on all sides.

BEN-VENISTE: But given the fact that these were people trained in lethal modalities, who hated foreigners in Muslim countries, which is a basis of their attempt to throw the Russians out, don't you think you could have been more effective following up on some of these personalities, who include Osama bin Laden?

TENET: : Well, but we didn't train him, Richard. But the point of the matter is, is a guy like Masood is somebody we met in this conflict and continued to work with. I mean, you know, we kept track of some of these people. We didn't keep track of all these people. Many of them show up as jihadists in other conflicts around the world. So I wasn't around at the time, but I'm sure that the nature of our understanding of these relationships also helped us over the course of time as we were operating in Afghanistan. ...

BERGER: What were the elements of our counterterrorism strategy? First, as our understanding of bin Laden evolved in the mid- 1990s, from one of many financiers of terrorist groups to a galvanizer of anti-American hatred, our focus on him and his network increased. We established a dedicated CIA cell for tracking his activities after the bombings of our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in August 1998, the first time we had established bin Laden's role in attacks against Americans. Getting bin Laden and stopping Al Qaida became a top priority. It has been reported the president gave the CIA broad, lethal and unprecedented authorities regarding bin Laden and his lieutenants. The president's willingness to destroy Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants was made unmistakably clear in August 1998, the one time we had actionable intelligence as to bin Laden's whereabouts. The president ordered a cruise missile attack against him. According to the intelligence community, at the time, 20 to 30 Al Qaida lieutenants were killed, but bin Laden was missed by a few hours. ...

BERGER: I will try, Mr. Commissioner. I've read some of these reports in the press and otherwise. Let me say, first of all, there could not have been any doubt about what President Clinton's intent was after he fired 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at bin Laden in August '98. I assure you they were not delivering an arrest warrant. The intent was to kill bin Laden. Number one, his overall intent was manifest in August '98. Number two, I believe the director understood and I think he reiterated it today that we wanted him to use the full measure of the CIA's capabilities. Only the CIA can judge what it's capabilities are, and that then defines the scope of the authorization. We gave the CIA every inch of authorization that it had asked for. If there was any confusion down the ranks it was never communicated to me nor to the president. And if any additional authority had been requested, I am convinced it would have been given immediately. ...

BERGER: It's a very important point you raise, Mr. Ben-Veniste. When we attacked in August, '98, we obviously did not want to give them advance notice, because we, quite honestly, didn't trust the Pakistani army to not be penetrated. The Pakistani army was the midwife of the Taliban. ...

LEHMAN: One last question and that is on the Cole. Since Clarke used the word Talmudic, frankly your response on waiting and you didn't really know about Cole sounds a little Talmudic. The time to retaliate for the Cole would have been the day after the Cole, because as you have rightly pointed out, the administration was basically at war with Al Qaida. And there was certainly enough evidence -- although admittedly not to the satisfaction of the Justice Department, perhaps, and their evidentiary rules -- but it was certainly not the IRA that blew up the Cole, and you knew that there had been a previous Al Qaida attempt on the Sullivan in the same harbor. Why wasn't there enough action to retaliate -- I mean, enough evidence?

BERGER: I believe before the president uses military force in retaliation that he needs a clear judgment from his senior advisers that they're responsible.

BERGER: The day after Pan Am 103 we would have bombed Syria, Mr. Secretary.

LEHMAN: But you just told us...

BERGER: May I finish?

LEHMAN: Yes, go ahead.

BERGER: We thought TWA 800 was terrorism. It was not terrorism. People actually -- dozens of people saw the missile strike TWA 800 as it went up over Long Island. ...

CLARKE: Let me begin in the first few months of the year 2000. President Clinton was enormously frustrated because he had authorized, in effect, the assassination of bin Laden and his lieutenants by CIA. He had also authorized, in principle, the use of military forces, cruise missiles, to attack and kill bin Laden and his lieutenants. And none of this had happened because the CIA had been unable to use its human intelligence resources in Afghanistan to provide -- I'm sorry, Senator -- actionable intelligence. On the occasions when we had things that looked like actionable intelligence, the three or four occasions, the director of CIA himself said the intelligence wasn't good enough. So the president was very mad and he asked Sandy Berger and me to come up with a better way. ...

Copyright 2004 The New York Times Company

(29.2) 9-11 Commission stonewalls TWA 800 Author

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9-11 Commission stonewalls TWA 800 author

WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, March 16, 2004 | Jack Cashill Posted on 03/16/2004 12:17:55 AM PST by JohnHuang2

9-11 Commission stonewalls TWA 800 author Posted: March 16, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern

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Dear Chairman Kean,

Al Salzenberg of the 9-11 staff suggested I write you a letter to express my dissatisfaction with the progress of the 9-11 Commission.

On or about Feb. 20, I talked to Mr. Salzenberg at some length about one very specific concern I had with the commission. I was impressed with the time he gave me and the fact that he seemed, at least, to take my information seriously.

My concern was with the presence of former Clinton Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick on the commission. Immediately after the crash of TWA Flight 800 in July 1996, Justice Department attorney Valerie Caproni fully ignored existing statutes and gave the FBI power over the National Transportation Safety Board in the management of the investigation.

In a stroke, as I explained to Mr. Salzenberg, the Clinton Justice Department hermetically sealed the investigation and silenced the independent voices of the NTSB. Ms. Caproni could not have acted on her own authority. As the "political officer" equivalent in the Justice Department, Ms. Gorelick likely orchestrated this takeover ? one that all parties now acknowledge to have been illegal.

On Aug. 22, 1996, just a few days before the start of the Democratic National Convention, Ms. Gorelick oversaw a critical Justice Department meeting with the FBI. Immediately after this meeting, as it happened, all serious inquiry into the fate of TWA 800 came to an end.

On the next day, for instance, the FAA began to inquire whether any dog-training exercises had ever taken place on the plane that would become TWA 800. On the same day, as CNN reported, the FBI now claimed publicly for the first time that the explosive residue found along the right wing "could have been brought on the plane by a passenger and was not part of a bomb." Likewise, after the meeting, the FBI would do no more eyewitness interviews, at least not for the next two months. The Bureau only did a handful after that ? and all of those for the wrong reasons.

The search was now on for a rationale to explain away both the explosive residue and the stunningly specific testimony of 270 eyewitnesses. This fully misdirected inquiry would result in the two most egregious corruptions of the investigation.

The first was the FBI's claim that a dog-training exercise in St. Louis six weeks before the crash resulted in the spilling of the explosive residue found on the plane. The second was the CIA's claim that a 3,200-foot climb by a nose-less TWA 800 fooled the eyewitnesses into thinking they had seen a missile.

The CIA based its theory on an eyewitness interview that never took place. This can be easily proved. The FBI based its theory on a dog-training exercise that never took place. This, too, can be easily proved. Both fabrications were conscious.

As I explained to Mr. Salzenberg, mine was not a crank call. I had written a book on TWA Flight 800. I had just the day before undergone a smart three-hour interview by the History Channel on the subject. I understand the political dynamics of the investigation better than anyone who was not actively complicit. As I explained, too, there is excellent reason to believe that Gorelick's dubious role in the TWA 800 investigation contributed to New York's vulnerability in the days leading up to Sept. 11.

I suggested that Gorelick may have been appointed to the panel to discourage any connections from being made between July 1996 and September 2001. I could see no other reason why she would leave her cushy gig as vice chairman of Fannie Mae to serve as one of only five Democrats on the commission.

Mr. Salzenberg promised that he would look into the Gorelick issue and get back to me. Three weeks later, on March 10, I called him. I explained again who I was and what my concern was.

"I have talked to 400 people since then," he said gruffly. He did not remember the call. I explained in more detail.

"Oh, you're that freelancer," he added dismissively.

"If it matters," I said, "I'm the executive editor of a respectable Midwest business magazine, and I've written a book on the subject at hand."

Mr. Salzenberg asked me what I wanted. It struck me that he did not even take notes on the last call or any call. I told him I wanted to share my information with the panel, and if need be, I would be happy to testify.

"Lots of people like to testify," he groused. "We can't handle them all."

"I know this subject better than anyone," I responded.

"If you want to make charges," he said, "you are free to use the public air waves or write books or letters to the editor."

"I'm trying to do my good citizen thing," I said. "I am trying to go through established channels."

"Well, we are trying to wrap up and get out our report," he said curtly, implying there would be no time, regardless of the quality of my information.

"Do I have any other official recourse?" I asked.

"Write a letter to the chairman," he snapped.

And so Chairman Kean, I write this letter. As a Garden State native myself, and the son of a Newark cop, I appeal to your sense of justice. If you refuse to even look at the fate of TWA Flight 800, you will have done your country a disservice. You will have justified the cynicism that now plagues the nation ? and especially the aviation community. And you will have lost your own shot at greatness.

It is not too late. If you're game, I'll buy my own plane ticket.

Sincerely,

Jack Cashill

TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events KEYWORDS: 911COMMISSION; CLINTONISTAS; CONSPIRACY; JAMIEGORELICK; NTSB; TWA800; TWAFLIGHT800

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

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To: JohnHuang2 I am personally acquainted with one of the engineers at Boeing, I cannot name him, of course, but he is in a position of authority, especially concerning the 747 aircraft. In fact, he is one of their leading experts on it.

NO ONE at Boeing believes the "story" about the center fuel tank explosion. It simply sounds impossible to the engineers who make it their life's work to make Boeing aircraft as safe as possible.

They are all convinced, there was a government coverup of some sort - it was most likely a missile, or perhaps a bomb.

There simply is no other explanation, short of perhaps a falling meteorite or an advanced alien craft deciding to destroy the craft (the last is pure fantasy, of course, but so is the government story).

The US government could not allow the story of a Navy missile downing the craft to get out, nor could they allow the public to know that a terrorist act had succeeded on American soil.

After 9-11, of course, they had to simply give up. ...

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(29.3) TWA 800 - Strange Behavior of the Navy

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/CRASH/TWA/?twa.html

Was TWA 800 Shot Down By a Military Missile?

Last update Mon NOv 29 10:57:52 PST 1999 ...

In the evening of July 17th, 1996, shortly after the sun had set, but while the sky was still light, a Boeing 747-131 jetliner, TWA's flight 800, was taking off from JFK airport on its way to Paris, France. On board were 230 people. ... Just as flight 800 received clearance to initiate a climb to cruise altitude, the plane exploded without any warning. ...

Almost at once, eyewitnesses were being interviewed on radio and TV who reported that something strange had preceded the explosion of the 747. Witnesses, many on the ground, reported seeing a bright object "streaking" towards the 747. The object in question turned in midair as it closed on the jumbo jet. Witnesses reported horizontal travel, as well as vertical. The broad geographical range covered by the eyewitnesses eliminates foreground/background confusion. To be seen as being near the 747 from so many different directions, the bright object had to actually be in the immediate vicinity of the 747.

Other pilots in the air reported seeing a bright light near the jumbo jet before it exploded. in the days following the disaster, many industry executives privately concluded that TWA 800 had been shot down.

What Was The Bright Object Detected On Radar?

There was an initial report that something had been picked up on Air Traffic Control radar, but this report was quickly withdraw. Associated Press on (07/19/96) reported " Radar detected a blip merging with the jet shortly before the explosion, something that could indicate a missile hit."

It's important to remember that in normal operation, Air Traffic Control radar does not detect aircraft, but aircraft transponders. A transponder is a special type of radio in the aircraft that listens for a radar beam.. When it detects a radar beam, it immediately sends out a coded signal with an identifying number (assigned by the Air Traffic Controller on the ground) as well as the altitude of the aircraft. The Air Traffic Control radar will then use this extra data to display useful information to the Air Traffic Controller.

All air traffic operating inside the Terminal Control Area is required to have an operating radar transponder. Unless the Air Traffic Controller switches the radar system into search mode, any air traffic without a transponder will not be seen.

Was The Bright Object A Missile?

The descriptions given by the eyewitnesses and by pilots in the area (including an Air France crew) are not inconsistent with a missile. No alternative explanation for the bright object has been forthcoming.

ABC World News Sunday, 07/21/96, interviewed witness Lou Desyron, who reported,"We saw what appeared to be a flare going straight up. As a matter of fact, we thought it was from a boat. It was a bright reddish-orange color. ...once it went into flames, I knew that wasn't a flare."

The Washington Times, on July 24th, 1996, reported."Several witnesses...saw a bright, flare-like object streaking toward the jumbo jet seconds before it blew up. ABC News said yesterday that the investigators had more then 100 eyewitness accounts supporting the [ missile ] theory."

The New York Post, in its story of September 22, 1996, reported, Law-enforcement sources said the hardest evidence gathered so far overwhelmingly suggests a surface-to-air missile...

The FBI interviewed 154 "credible" witnesses -- including scientists, schoolteachers, Army personnel and business executives -- who described seeing a missile heading through the sky just before TWA 800 exploded.

"Some of these people are extremely, extremely credible," a top federal official said.

FBI technicians mapped the various paths -- points in the sky where the witnesses said they saw the rising "flare-like" object -- and determined that the "triangulated" convergence point was virtually where the jumbo jet initially exploded.

The New York Times, on July 19th, 1996, reported," [ Witnesses reported ] a "streak of light" hitting the plane just before it blew up."

And perhaps most tellingly, from the Associated Press, on September 23, 1996, "...a source...said on condition of anonymity.... ``There's metal bent in, metal bent out. Metal you can't tell. I see a hole going in and a hole going out..."

"Sanitizing" The Debris Field.

Almost immediately, information was leaked by the FBI and the Navy which implied that there was an object of extreme biological danger aboard Flight 800, one which posed a serious risk to anyone who picked it up.

Although later retracted, the story, coupled with reports of bio-suited soldiers along the beaches of Long Island, created the impression that the FBI and NTSB did not want anyone looking too closely at any of the wreckage. Why did attention focus on a Test Missile?

Initially, it was claimed that there was virtually no explosive residue on the 747 wreckage. In normal practice, missiles being tested or used for training have dummy warheads;inert packages which are the same size and weight of real warheads but which do not explode. In many cases, such practice munitions are recovered and reused.

In the Associated Press Article on March 10, 1997, the following comment appears. The report said "compelling testimony" indicated a missile hit the plane on the right side, forward of the wing, passing through the fuselage without exploding.

This is consistent with a test missile with a dummy warhead.

Of course, it was not known at the time that evidence of explosive residue was even then being concealed from the public, but by that time, the claimed lack of explosive residue had suggested a test missile to most observers, and attention began to focus on the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability system, which had been undergoing tests, including live missile firings, along the Atlantic seaboard all that summer.

When it was finally revealed that there was explosive residue on the remains of the Boeing 747, the mainstream media tried to explain it away as contamination from a bomb sniffing dog training exercise that ultimately turned out to have taken place on a different aircraft entirely. Had it been true, remnants from a training exercise did not explain a swath of residue ten rows long and three seats wide reaching from an obvious perforation in the forward section trailing back to where the forward section broke away from the rest of the 747.

The Very Odd Behavior Of The Navy.

Unique to this crash was the intense participation of the Navy, which immediately dispatched its best deep salvage vessels to the area, and kicked out the New York Police Department divers, who had legal jurisdiction in the area.

While the beaches of Long Island were swept by soldiers in humvees, the Navy bottom-searched an area of the Atlantic half the size of Rhode Island.

Most unusually, the Navy searched out 20 miles to either side of the known debris field, even though the 747 could not have glided that distance from its altitude of 13,700 MSL even if left intact.

The Navy justified this extensive search by claiming that they could not locate the aircraft flight recorders, the "black boxes", even though numerous private boat owners reported hearing the locator pings on their sonars and fish finders. When the black boxes finally appeared, it was reported that they had been found directly under the Navy's deep salvage vessel.

Despite early denials, the Navy finally admitted that there had been three submarines present in the area on the night of the crash. The Trepang; a Sturgeon class attack submarine, the Albuqurque; a type 688 Los Angeles class fast attack submarine equipped with vertical launch tubes, and the Wyoming, a nuclear ballistic missile submarine just out of Groton on sea trials. It has just surfaced that something went wrong on those trials, delaying the commissioning of the Wyoming, and her captain and exec were relieved of command.

Most recently, it has ben learned that the Aircraft Carrier Teddy Roosevelt also participated in the CEC exercises but was not admitted to be present at the time. ... {end}

(28) Andreas Von Buelow (former German Defense Minister) suggests CIA Involvement in 9/11

(28.1) Alex Jones Interviews Andreas Von Buelow

http://www.prisonplanet.com/020804vonbuelow.html

Please understand that this is a transcript made directly from a live radio interview. It may not conform to exeplary standards of grammar. Mr. Von Buelow's first language is German.

Alex Jones: All right my friends. We are already into the third and final hour of this global transmission against tyranny. And, in the last hour we had Hutton Gibson, expert on the New World Order and of course father of Mel Gibson, on talking about the different key issues. In this hour, we are joined by Andreas von Bulow and he was the federal Minister of Defense, or the equivalent of our Secretary of Defense, been in the German government since the 70s. And up until just a few years ago he was also the Minister of Technology and he has written a book that according to Reuters is the best seller in Germany that translates into `9 11 and the CIA.' And he's not the only German minister who has said we are looking at world fascism here and a powerful military industrial complex institution engineering terror attacks to scare us into submission. And, Andre von Bulow, err Andreas von Bulow, we are so honored to have a man of your stature and obvious intelligence and your courage on this show. Thank you for joining us.

Andreas von Bulow: Hello and it's wonderful speaking, yes.

AJ: Uh, we're going to break here in a few minutes and come back in a longer segment but for those who just joined us, tell us a little bit more about yourself and your book please.

AvB: Well I...I have spent over twenty-five years in politics and now I am out. And in the end I was Minister of Technology before I was Secretary of Defense. Then I had to deal in a commission on East-West transactions about the secret service of East Germany. And this was very interesting inside story because of the Western side doing deals violating the laws in Eastern Eur, err, East Germany, European Community and the United States. It was always two parts dealing with East and West and this bought me a lot of insights in the secret service business.

AJ: And in fact I remember reading about the huge investigations you did that was massive international headlines concerning the Stasi and how different governments had actually been working with these people. If you would like you are of course welcome to get into that as well. Again folks, the equivalent secretary of defense, minister of defense of Germany, and of course technology, the head of that. Just absolutely amazing. Your best selling book, and I wish there was an English translation because I would certainly buy one. My wife does read German. But please, tell us about your book.

AvB: Well I was writing another book and then 9 11 happened. And it was strange to me watching- we all were horrified what was going on and said well that's impossible, how could a crew of people manage do such horrible things? At the first hours, we didn't know who was it, then within hours it came out that probably Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda was behind it. And then within two or three days these 19 people came out. And my objection was- my looking at it- to whom does it bring good? And I found out that it is rather damaging to the Islamic world and perhaps it might be not only be a terrorist attack but perhaps it might be a covert operation. I watched the scenery, what was going on, what the American government-

AJ: Minister, minister, we've got to break; we'll be back in three minutes. Absolutely, we'll go into this in great detail. We are honored to have you. We're talking to Andreas von Bulow. We'll be back. (Fade to bumper music)

(Commercial Break)

AJ: That's right my friends it's eight minutes ten seconds into this 3rd hour of global transmission. I am so honored to have on Andreas von Bulow former German defense minister, head of their defense department and of course until just a few years ago, head of their technology system which is, that is a very high level post, just as high level as defense minister there in Deutschland. And he's written a best selling book and I've read some quotes out of it that have been translated into English. And the title translated is `911 and the CIA.' And he lays out the evidence of the military- industrial complex carrying out the attacks. Also we have lined up Michael Micher. And he of course was the English environmental minister who resigned over Tony Blair's fraud. He has written articles saying that if they didn't carry it out, they certainly funded and allowed them to take place. So, if you've got a brain, it's clear, and Mr. von Bulow, very intelligent individual has gone over this. So, sir, you've said that on the day of the event you began to look at it, you began to research it. And, from your specific expertise in intelligence and military and technology, you know heading up entire sectors of the world's third largest economy. Please discuss for us your research and how you wrote the book and what really happened on 9 11.

AvB: Err, 9 11, I just watched the scenery. And I said there must have- gone something very [wrong]. I watched the TV for example and in the same minute that the TV showed the planes driving into the World Trade Center, you found these Palestinians dancing and laughing. And a few days later one could find out that this was fake. It was made by a TV crew of the defense ministry in Israel and they gave candies to the people and they laughed about it. And, nobody told it. And the question for me was who brought this TV stuff right in time into the national networks like CNN and CBS and so on and so on. And then we look for the, the story came out that this had been done by bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda and these 19 people of Muslim background, which did this. And you could watch the Persian journalist, and nobody showed up. Not one Arabic name was showing up there. And then one is interested to see video because all these 19 passengers must have passed the video, a lot of video cameras in Dallas, and New York, and Logan in Boston, and Portland in the North. You don't get this stuff. And then we're looking for the black boxes and we don't get them. And the story how these, these World Trade Center buildings broke down, they were constructed against an approach by airplanes. And, the firemen of New York, they were able to come to the floor where the fires were burning, and they said, the fire commander said he needed two teams, small, to fight these fires and then it's finished. So the heat, it is impossible that the heat was as high as it has been written in the papers and in all the media.

AJ: And then, and then the feds declared that all firefighter tapes malfunctioned, turns out that wasn't true; we've got copies of them. And it did say that the firefighters said the fires were out or almost out. There is video of people standing in the holes of the buildings with no fire around them. And we're going to go over the evidence that's in your book, sir, and why you came to these educated conclusions.

AvB: Yeah.

AJ: But, first I want to ask you: have you heard the new developments, the owner of the World Trade Center slipped up on TV and said that they blew Building Seven up. The forty-seven story building that wasn't even hit by an aircraft. This just broke two weeks ago, have you heard this?

AvB: Sure, I have heard this. I follow the whole scenery. Normally, it's coming out in Germany, but it's coming out in your country. It's a fascinating background to, to do research via Internet because all this stuff is broadly spread over the Internet. So it's very easy to follow, but in the main media you don't get to hear about this.

AJ: Well tell you what, later this hour, it's only three minutes of audio clips, we will air from the PBS documentary `America Rebuilding,' where they admit they blew up WTC 7. Now, that's important because they said that building fell from fire even though it wasn't hit by a plane. And now, he slips up and says we decided to demolish it on 9-11, but then the mainstream media just ignores that. This is a public admission, sir.

AvB: Yeah, yeah especially that the CIA headquarters in New York was in, was within this building. I think the- how do you call it- the emergency center for the governor, the major, err, mayor was-

AJ: Mayor and governor.

AvB: -mayor was in this building. So, it was not hit by a plane, and the fire was very low. And the surrounding steel constructions were left over and didn't collapse. But, the Building 7 collapsed in late afternoon at 5 o' clock I think.

AJ: Well, from our internal sources, they were running the attacks sir, out of the building and so conveniently got rid of the evidence in one fell swoop.

AvB: This is one theory, it might be. It's convincing but one has to get the whole proof. But the problem is that the elements for proof are destroyed.

AJ: Also- AvB: You will find them in Japanese cars and in ships of the American Navy.

AJ: Also, sir, we have NORAD standing down for an hour and twenty five minutes but when we had the golfer Payne Stewart went off course for fifteen minutes, he was surrounded in eighteen minutes by five F-16s so why did NORAD stand down?

AvB: Well, this is a big question because it happened in 2001 more than 60 times. That, fighter[s] went up to clear what has been done to airplanes that showed some irregularities. At 9 11, four planes for two hours were able to drive around, fly around even one hour in the direction going toward the west and then turn around and then comeback. The military air force was not able to interdict them. It's [un]imaginable. And the whole story is totally unclear what happened between the Federal Aviation Agency (Administration) and NORAD. ...

(28.2) Wall Street Journal debunks von Bulow claims

The Wall Street Journal classroom edition

CURRENT ISSUE :: DECEMBER 2003 :: INTERNATIONAL

Was 9/11 a U.S. Plot?

No, but Such Wild Theories Gain Surprising Attention in Europe

By Ian Johnson Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal

http://wsjclassroom.com/archive/03dec/intl_conspiracy.htm

How's this for a theory? A German named Andreas von Bulow argues in a new book that the U.S. government staged the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington to justify wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is a tentative theory, Mr. von Bulow admits, based mostly on his doubt that Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist group launched the attacks.

Is Mr. von Bulow some kind of crackpot? A conspiracy theorist who believes that Elvis lives and the CIA murdered Kennedy?

Not exactly. Actually, he is a former German government official whose book, a bestseller in Germany, comes from one of the country's most prestigious publishing houses and who lectures at well-known public institutions. And he's not alone: In recent months, Germany's leading broadcaster, ARD, ran a purported documentary making similar claims, while several other German authors have published like-minded books.

"If we are being asked to participate in a new world war that's going to last years, then I expect that the cause of [the Sept. 11 attacks] be explained in the minutest detail," Mr. von Bulow told a crowd of 500 at Literaturhaus in Munich, a popular meeting place for the local literary community. "What we have received is a joke. I've just put together the things that don't match up." ...

Few people have profited more from this changing view than Mr. von Bulow, a longtime legislator who left the German government in the 1990s and began writing on such issues as the role of intelligence in the Cold War. After Sept. 11, he had doubts, he says, about the source of the attacks. "Muslims wouldn't do this because they would know that it would hurt the Muslim world," he says.

For a year, he says, he gathered information, mostly from Internet sites. His book contains many of the same ideas found in a bestseller from France last year called "The Big Lie." This summer, just as German outrage over the war in Iraq was starting to boil, Mr. von Bulow came out with his book, "The CIA and the 11th of September, International Terror and the Role of the Secret Services."

Mr. von Bulow is careful to phrase his ideas in the subjunctive. "Could haves" and "might haves" are sprinkled liberally throughout his book. But he is among those who question whether planes actually crashed into the Pentagon or in Pennsylvania and suggests that the crashes might have been staged to whip up popular outrage. He implies that the alleged hijackers who were on those planes could still be alive.

At Mr. von Bulow's reading at Munich's Literaturhaus, not all those in the audience agreed with, or were familiar with, his specific charges. He seemed to win favor with his more-general claim that the U.S., once a model for postwar Europe, has become an unreliable nation, from which Germans had best keep their distance. "Each one of our countries has in the past tried to be the dominant world power," he said. "But I don't want to be dragged into another world war, one that will last for years and years."

In conversations with a dozen visitors, one woman said she found Mr. von Bulow's theories bunk, while others said they found them plausible. "I can't believe all of it. That would destroy my belief in humanity," says Daniel Feifal, a student. "But that they knew about the attacks and let them happen because it could further their foreign-policy aims, yes, I'm prepared to believe that."

Copyright © 2003 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

(27) 911, CIA & Mossad - exchange between Jeffrey Blankfort and Phil Eversoul

Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 17:13:04 -0700 From: Jeffrey Blankfort <jab@tucradio.org>

The notion that several thousand Israelis had been tipped off before the WTC attacks is absurd given the odds that or more of them would have given the story to some family member or friend if not directly to the media, and having a large number of Israelis die in the towers would have added to Israel's already too powerful position in the US. What is undoubtedly true is that the Mossad and some other Israelis knew about the event ahead of time and may have penetrated those who pulled it off. The call made to Odigo indicates that some Israeli knew enough about it to put a warning to at least two employees ahead of time, and the Mossad agents were not on the roof with their video camera by coincidence. But that 4,000 Israelis died or even worked there makes the rest of the substantial info questionable in the eyes and ears of those we are trying to convince.

Jeff B.

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 23:59:52 -0700 From: Phil Eversoul <Philev@e-znet.com>

Jeffrey Blankfort wrote:

> It is quite clear that the CIA or some other elements in the US government
> knew in advance about 9-11.

It's also clear that the Mossad knew about it. They gave a generalized type of warning to the US government.

> That they planned or carried out the attacks is pure speculation
> although certainly not out of the question, and it is likely
> that one of the more of
> the intelligence agencies penetrated
> the group and perhaps encouraged the final outcome.

Surely you don't think Al Qaeda was capable of the "Stand-down" order to the US Air Force, do you? And surely you don't think that a Boeing jumbo jet hit the Pentagon, do you?

Or maybe you believe that Al Qaeda members learned to fly jumbo jets at US flight schools by taking a few lessons on Cessnas.

> But we have no proof.

There's plenty of evidence that points back to the CIA and the Mossad. There is no credible evidence that Al Qaeda did the deed. Or perhaps you believe the government's assertion that Mohammed Atta's passport fell out of the sky and was picked up on the streets on New York. And of course, assassins on a suicide mission on a domestic flight that does not require passports are all going to carry passports anyway, just to make sure they're properly identified as hostile Moslem terrorists, right?

> Your suggestion that Al-Queda is a fake I shouldn't dignify
> by an answer,  but I will take Robert's Fisk's word and his
> experiences above your fantasies.

Al Qaeda was originally created by the CIA. This is a known fact that no one disputes. When did Al Qaeda STOP being a CIA asset and under what circumstances, Jeff? Does Robert Fisk give us the answer to that one?

911 attack

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 00:32:37 -0700 From: Jeffrey Blankfort <jab@tucradio.org>

I am well aware of the Al Queda's origins but you ignore that they had their own agenda, liberating Afghanistan from the Russians. They continued to help the Bosnian Muslims as well as the KLA in Kosovo for the same mutual reasons. And I am aware that the Mossad and several other countries reportedly warned the US about the attack and as I said before, whatever its role in the planning, the US clearly allowed it to happen as the stand down orders would seem to confirm, not to mention the Pakistan ISI chief being in DC the week before the attack and that he was having breakfast with Porter Goss and Phil Graham, the head of the congressional intelligence committees at the moment of the attack, a fact that didn't make the NY Times for nine months or more.

I know as much about the 9-11 as you do. Not only have I interviewed Michel Choussodovsky and Nafeez Mossadec Ahmed (twice) I have a number of friends who have been very active in getting 9-11 info out to the public.

But none of them, to my knowledge, have bought into the 4000 Israelis, and why do you ask ME how many Israelis there were in the WTC? I don't know but you're the one putting out the figure that 300 should have died so you should know before making such a absurd statement.

I am operating on the assumption that both the US and Israel were involved in some degree in the 9-11 attacks and I have moved on from there. It is all well and good that others have been occupied, indeed preoccupied to the point of obsession with the subject. That's not me. When I see new info I am of course interested but not the nonsense about the 4000 Israelis which couldn't have been hidden if it was true. Now, that's it. Fini.

911 attack

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 02:01:45 -0700 From: Phil Eversoul <Philev@e-znet.com>

At any rate, then, you admit that a highly unusual low number of Israelis died, in the absence of any reasonable explanation from anyone, including you and myself, as to why this was the case.

Your opinion that a prior warning to the Israelis is implausible because of the likelihood of leaks is debatable and is not the final word on the subject, as you try to make it out to be. If the Israelis had been told a day or two before 911 about the impending attack, they obviously would also have been told to keep their mouths shut. They would have been given two powerful reasons for doing so: 1) the security and reputation of Israel was at stake, and 2) any leak would create antisemitic outbursts. These two reasons would carry great weight with Israelis. Since the Israelis evidently were not in New York at work on 9/11, they would not have been able to spread rumors on the street. Sure, this is speculation. But it's based on known facts, or what we think we know. The point is that some reasonable explanation is still absent, and I'm simply offering one.

So, the issue is outstanding and is not closed, as you seem to earnestly wish it to be.

On the issue of the nature of Al Qaeda, it is true that they seem to have their own agenda, as you say. But it is easily possible for Al Qaeda to have its own agenda (from the point of view of Osama bin Ladin's intentions) and at the same time to be useful to the CIA and the Mossad. From the point of view of the CIA and the Mossad, it would not matter much what Bin Ladin's pro-Islamic intentions might be, as long as he was useful as a bogeyman. Therefore, it is quite conceivable -- unless it can be shown that Bin Ladin definitively broke with the CIA -- that Al Qaeda was built up, and funded, at least in part, by the CIA and the Mossad to bolster Al Qaeda's reputation and to make it plausible to ignorant Americans that Al Qaeda was behind the 911 attack.

Again, I put it to you that there is no credible evidence whatsoever that Al Qaeda planned or engineered the 911 attacks. The attack was impossible without the "stand-down"order to the US Air Force in the most heavily guarded airspace in the world. The Pentagon was not hit by a jumbo jet. Terrorists on a suicide mission do not carry valid passports on domestic flights. Six or seven of the alleged 19 hijackers on 911 have come forward and in effect said, "Here I am, I'm alive, and I didn't hijack any airplane." The whole idea that the alleged terrorists got their flight training at US flight schools is completely absurd.

So, if the US was not attacked by Islamic terrorists, then who did it? The point is, alleged Islamic terrorists are not the cause of the problem.

Al Qaeda and 911

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 06:09:00 -0700 From: Phil Eversoul <Philev@e-znet.com>

This is a response from Vyzgoth IV, to my statement about the nature of Al Qaeda in the first paragraph below. With his permission to use it.

Phil: I suggest to you that Al Qaeda is a fake, "cut-out" organization sponsored and organized by the CIA and the Mossad, and that there is no credible evidence that a REAL Al Quaeda executed the 911 attacks.

Vyzgoth IV: I think it's interesting that I've not yet seen any periodical or book written from the 80s up to even the late 90s that mentions Al Qaeda. I've seen recent works that "refer back" to AQ as having existed, but nothing during that time period that was written about them contemporaneously.

It is beginning to make more sense that our government, in its complicity to create 9-11, employed the Mossad. Utilizing them would allow the government officials to circumvent enlisting perhaps all but a few--if any--FBI and CIA personnel. And, too, how many of our own could be part of such a thing?

Israel stood to gain by getting US backing against the Palestinians and other Middle Eastern states. However, I do not blame Jewry for such, just the Zionists.

I was visiting my native New Jersey, directly across the Hudson from The Towers, on 9-11. In the days that followed, I read several interesting stories in the newspaper for which I once wrote--The Bergen Record--about Israeli celebrations, one at Liberty Park, which is at land's end and offers a spectacular view of The Towers and New York Bay. You don't go "through" Liberty Park. If you're there, it's for a reason, so those individuals knew what was to come.

There were no raging infernos in either tower. A fire that was of such a nature and which burned for 19 hours, repelling firemen--unlike the Towers in which the firemen did get close to the "manageable" fires--was the Meridian Plaza fire of 1991.

A true account of the way steel and concrete behave in intense and prolonged fire can be accessed at the this URL: http://www.firetactics.com/meridian.pdf.

Under "Structural Conditions Observed" (pg. 19), it reads: "After the fire, there was evident significant structural damage to horizontal steel members and floor sections on most of the fire damaged floors. Beams and girders sagged and twisted--some as much as three feet--under severe fire exposures, and fissures developed in the reinforced concrete floor assemblies in many places. Despite this extraordianary exposure, the columns continued to support their loads without obvious damage."

If you are going to have an inferno, you're probably better off not using jet fuel--which is kerosene and doesn't flame for very long. Also, firemen know their business. Their experience and training gave them every reason to believe they were not in peril regarding a collapse. Explosives downed those buildings, and I am now suspecting that the Mossad were the perps.

For what it's worth ...

Israelis and 911

Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 11:34:34 +0500 From: Simon Jones <sj958@yahoo.com>

One Israel died in the WTC, 2 (possibly Mossad agents) on two of the planes. Total = THREE. This is the number on the official Israeli 911 memorial site. (They have no shame!) see http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/01/11/WTC_DeathRoll2.html

And of course the warnings (see below), which have been public knowledge all along and are a smoking gun if there ever was one. Curiously, apparently Mossad gave info to CIA re 200 'al Qaida' suspects prior to 911, including the supposed highjackers. If you're right, then al Qaida is a Mossad terrorist front group. Either that or it is being masterfully manipulated by Mossad.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003 Ha'aretz

Odigo says workers were warned of attack By Yuval Dror

Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack.

Micha Macover, CEO of the company, said the two workers received the messages and immediately after the terror attack informed the company's management, which immediately contacted the Israeli security services, which brought in the FBI.

"I have no idea why the message was sent to these two workers, who don't know the sender. It may just have been someone who was joking and turned out they accidentally got it right. And I don't know if our information was useful in any of the arrests the FBI has made," said Macover. Odigo is a U.S.-based company whose headquarters are in New York, with offices in Herzliya.

As an instant messaging service, Odigo users are not limited to sending messages only to people on their "buddy" list, as is the case with ICQ, the other well-known Israeli instant messaging application.

Odigo usually zealously protects the privacy of its registered users, said Macover, but in this case the company took the initiative to provide the law enforcement services with the originating Internet Presence address of the message, so the FBI could track down the Internet Service Provider, and the actual sender of the original message.

{end}

(26) Gordon Thomas discloses Mossad's role in the "Monica Lewinsky" scandal

Monica Lewinsky may have been a Mossad agent. It appears that Mossad's information on the affair was leaked to the media, to block Clinton's attempts to impose a Peace Settlement on Israel.

The Mossad-Likud blackmailing of Clinton is an example of the clash between two conspiracies: the Socialist one (of Clinton and the EU) and the Tory-Zionist one promoting the current war in Iraq.

Gordon Thomas, Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad, Macmillan, London, 1999.

{p. 92} Only the incumbent Mossad memune knew how long Mega had been in place.

The committee members did, however, know that the FBI's counterintelligence division finally believed that the lack of action against Mossad was due to the power of the Jewish lobby in Washington, and the reluctance of successive administrations to confront it. Once more that lobby could be called upon to dampen the firestorm building since Mega had first been discovered by the FBI. On February 16, 1997, the National Security Agency (NSA) had provided the FBI with an intercept of a late-night telephone conversation from the Israeli embassy between a Mossad intelligence officer identified only as Dov, and his superior in Tel Aviv, whose name had not been revealed during the short conversation.

Dov had asked "for guidance" as to whether he "should go to Mega" for a copy of a letter written by Warren Christopher, then secretary of state, to PLO chairman Yasser Arafat. The letter contained a set of assurances given to Arafat by Christopher on January 16 about the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the West Bank city of Hebron. Dov was instructed by the voice in Tel Aviv "to forget the letter. This is not something we use Mega for."

The brief conversation had been the first clue the FBI had of the importance of Mega. ...

{p. 93} In March 1997, on receipt of information from Mossad's katsa in Washington, Yatom took action. He send a yahalomin team to Washington to follow-up on the katsa's report that President Clinton was repeatedly inlulging in phone-sex calls with a a former White House

{p. 94} aide, Monica Lewinsky. He was making the calls from the oval Office to her apartment in the Watergate complex. Knowing that the White House was totally protected by electronic counter-measures, the yahalomin team focused on Lewinsky's apartment. They began to intercept explicit phone calls from the president to Lewinsky. The recordings were couriered by diplomatic bag to Tel Aviv.

On March 27, Clinton once more invited Lewinsky to the Oval Office and revealed he believed a foreign embassy was taping their conversations. He did not give her any more details, but shortly afterwards the affair ended.

In Tel Aviv, Mossad's strategies pondered how to use the highly embarrassing taped conversations; they were the stuff of blackmail - though no one suggested any attempt should be made to blackmail the president of the United States. Some, however, saw the recordings as a potent weapon to be used if Israel found itself with its back to the wall in the Middle East and unable to count on Clinton's support.

There was common consensus that the FBI must also be aware of the conversations between Clinton and Lewinsky. Some strategists urged Yatom to use "the back-door channel" with Washington and let the FBI know Mossad was aware of the president's phone calls: it would be a not-very-subtle way of telling the agency to back off in their continuing hunt for Mega. Other analysts urged a wait- and-see policy, arguing that the information would remain explosive whenever it was released. That view prevailed.

In September 1998, the Starr report was published and Yatom had left offfice. The report contained a short reference to Clinton warning Lewinsky back in March 1997 that his phone was being bugged by a foreign embassy. Starr had not pursued the matter when Lewinsky had given her testimony before the grand jury about her affair with Clinton. However, the FBI could only have seen the revelations as further evidence of their inability to unmask Mega.

According to at least one well-placed Israeli intelligence source, Rafi Eitan had received a phone call from Yatom reinforcing the need to stay well clear of the United States for the foreseeable future. {end}

Israeli Spies: 'Mega Was Not An Agent; Mega Was the Boss' by Jeffrey Steinberg, from the Aug. 31, 2001 issue of Executive Intelligence Review: http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2001/2833mega_spy.html

Who's Who in `Mega', by Scott Thompson, from the Nov. 16, 2001 issue of Executive Intelligence Review: http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2001/2844mega_bios.html

The 'Mega-maniacs' Steering Sharon's Mideast War Drive, by Scott Thompson and Jeffrey Steinberg, from the Nov. 16, 2001 issue of Executive Intelligence Review: http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2001/2844mega_sharon.html

(25) Gordon Thomas, writer of political thrillers - a disinformation agent?

At Gordon Thomas' site http://www.gordonthomas.ie/104.html one reads

{start} DATE :- 21/05/02 BUSH: THE IGNORED WARNING THAT WILL COME TO HAUNT HIM (By Gordon Thomas)

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon authorised the leak of sensitive documents which reveal America's spy agencies were warned about a terrorist strike weeks before September 11. ... {end}

Gordon Thomas' own website carries the following description of him, at http://www.gordonthomas.ie/about.html

{start} ABOUT GORDON THOMAS

"THOMAS is the author of fifty-three books. Total sales exceed 45 million copies. Several were Main Selections for Book of the Month Club, the Literary Guild Book and the Readers Digest Book Club. ... Seven of his books are major motion pictures. .."

{end}

WARNING! Real conspiracy analysts find it hard to get published - if an author's sales are in the millions, and Hollywood makes films out of his books ... then he's not an OUTSIDER ...

Thomas is an INSIDER pretending to be an Outsider.

I downloaded the material below from Thomas' website some time ago, I think in connection with his book Seeds of Fire, but did not save the URL (I've since learned a lesson).

Seeds of Fire includes "revelations" about the Promis software that Ari Ben Menashe had made years earlier. In effect, Thomas is repackaging that material.

He quotes Ari Ben Menashe & Victor Ostrovsky as if he & they are best of mates. Yet their books were real bombshells, and their lives were probably at risk. Ben Menashe, for example, revealed the role of the Sydney Morning Herald in the capture of Mordecai Vanunu: try finding that in any media source: vanunu.html.

What Thomas is doing is implying that Menashe & Ostrovsky are still Zionists & Insiders & mates with Mossad ... further that you don't need to read their books because Thomas himself will give it all to you.

This is DIS-INFORMATION.

The file of Thomas I downloaded, dealing with Bin Laden & Iraq, was quite big. I have selected the following bits of it where Thomas repeatedly says things like, "a Mossad source told me".

Whereas Menashe & Ostrovsky report their PAST dealings with Mossad, Thomas here speaks of his CURRENT Mossad sources:

========= {start}

Of MI6 operations in the Far East. How China secretly contravened sanctions against Saddam to re-arm Iraq with nuclear weapons. Iraq now has a capability to produce long-range nuclear missiles. ...

Five days before disaster struck New York and Washington, Mossad - Israel's prime intelligence service - sent a "Red Alert" to CIA director George Tenet. It told him that Mossad gave "high credibility to bin-Laden's public threat two weeks before that he intended to launch a "spectacular strike" against the United States Both bin-Laden's threat and Mossad's confirmation that it was credible were ignored by Tenet's analysts. ...

Tenet wanted to play "Mr Nice Guy as far as the Arabs went". ... bin-Laden learned from his CIA tutors the essentials of any terrorist operation. ...

"Looking back, it seems that everything he did in the past was a grim rehearsal for this week in New York," said Ari Ben-Menashe a former national security adviser for the Israeli government.

... when he had helped drive out the Soviet occupiers he turned against the United States, vilifying it for its "hamburger and Coca Cola values." ... With his estimated $300 million personal fortune from his family's road-construction company - its has built many of the super highways in the Middle East and Africa ...

The terrorists could have gotten themselves jobs as airport cleaners, toilet attendants ... bin-Laden's men would have taken careful note of aircraft movements," said a senior Israeli intelligence source. "Certainly no one would have noticed them. They would have kept to themselves. Spoken well of America, their employers, perhaps even said they would like to become American citizens," Rafi Eitan, a former director of operations for Mossad told me.

... But Mossad was sufficiently alarmed that five days before the massive destruction on the massive eastern seaboard of America occurred, it sent a "Red Alert" warning to the CIA that Osama bin-Laden was about to strike again against United States interests - this time at the very heart of America. Hours after the destruction of the Twin Towers and a wing of the Pentagon, CIA sources admitted that "perhaps the warning was not specific enough for us to take appropriate action."

... In Tel Aviv, a senior analyst, close to Mossad's director-general Efraim Halevy, told me that "part of the problem is the old one of the Americans thinking they know best. They think putting up more satellites and pouring in electronic surveillance equipment is the answer.

... Mossad sources I have spoken to say that bombing his bases is not going to work. Its own strategists have proposed an international snatch team could positioned either in Israel or the Gulf to Israel - ready to fly into an area where bin-Laden is known to be.

... A Mossad source told me: "We would be on to bin-Laden before he and his men even knew we were overhead". Part of a HALO-based operation would include Galaxy aircraft dropping canisters filled with equipment. The 1,000 pound canisters would home in homing devices planted by Mossad agents.

"The capability is all there", an Israeli senior intelligence officer told me. "The team would strike at night, when bin-Laden is on the move between his bases. Once we have him, our helicopters could drop in and fly him and the team out to Pakistan. From there he could be flown to the United States". Almost certain any such plan would falter at the first hurdle: who would lead the team?

"Even if we agreed with the idea, we would expect to run it our way", a CIA source told me.

... Victor Ostrovsky, a former Mossad field officer, says southern Spain "given its easy access from North Africa, has become a real concern to Israel. ...

"Arms dealers regularly broker deals in Marbella to sell weapons shipped from the Balkans and then sold on to Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Middle East," claims Ari ben-Menashe, a former adviser on counter terrorism to the Israeli government.

... During the past summer, Mossad has maintained a two-man team in the resort. "Their purpose is to monitor the activities of arms dealers who regularly broker deals in Marbella to sell weapons from the Balkans. These are then sold to Hamas and other terror groups in the Middle East," claims Ari Ben-Menashe, a former adviser on counter terrorism to the Israeli government. But the Mossad katsa in Algiers City

... Victor Ostrovsky, a former Mossad katsa, says: "That part of Spain, given its easy access from North Africa, has exacerbated Israel's concern with the influx of arms dealers and their Russian Mafiya associates." Whatever the reason, Mossad alerted its main European headquarters in Amsterdam. ...

****** Mossad believe now that "probably no more than twenty" men were involved in the planning and execution of Apocalypse America. Eight of them - two to each aircraft - were trained to take over the controls after the killing the hijacked crew. ...

... Mossad, Israel's prime intelligence service, has now added extra agents to its London station to keep watch on these fanatics....

Osama bin Laden is the most wanted terrorist in the world ...

{end}

Note how Thomas endorses the idea that Bin Laden & Iraq are the enemy - along with China.

These ideas are quite foreign to the books of Ben Menashe (vanunu.html) and Ostrovsky (ostrovsky.html).

Thomas, then, is COUNTERING them, NEUTRALISING them.

Even so, his books contain tidbits, revelations - to give him credibility. But he is not to be trusted. Thomas attributes the blame for 9-11 to the CIA and China, and portrays Mossad as the good guys whose warning was ignored.

George Tenet had been trying to negotiate some sort of peace in the Middle East. Whilst it would have been the Barak kind, it's far preferable to the Sharon kind. Mossad is pro-Sharon; therefore Thomas is tarnishing the "peace" faction and letting Mossad off the hook.

From the back cover of Gideon's Spies: the Secred History of the Mossad, by Gordon Thomas, Macmillan, London 1999:

{start}

In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligenceservice continues to be surrounded by myth and mystery as does Israel's Mossad. Gideon's Spies reveals for the first time that all too often the truth exceeds the fantasies.

Here are the inside stories of how Robert Maxwell became Mossad's most important link in the arms-for-hostages scandal, Irangate; how Mossad undercut the CIA's position as the Vatican's prime intelligence source by revealing to Pope John Paul the truth behind the failed attempt on his life in May 1981; and how Mossad has successfully maintained an agent in the Clinton White House, enabling Israel to call the shots in the ongoing Middle East peace process.

And here, for the very first time, is the until now secret story of Mossad's involvement in the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.

The legendary spymasters of Israel tell in their own words what it was like to be directly involved in some of the most audacious operations that have included the kidnapping of Adolf Eichmann, the murder of Yasser Arafat's chief aide, the theft of vital nuclear material from a Pittsburgh plant and the smuggling of a MiG aircraft out of Iraq.

For almost three years Gordon Thomas has interviewed Mossad's leaders, planners and field agents: a cross-section of a service that has never before allowed such access. They did so because Mossad wanted the truth told at last. But this is no public relations exercise as Gideon's Spies tells too of tragic blunders and ruthless infighting in an organization riven with strife.

Woven together with a narrative pace which rivals the very best thrillers, Gideon's Spies reveals the controversial truth behind Israel's secret weapon.

{end}

This backs up my claim that Thomas is a public-relations officer for Mossad.

On the other hand, the media ignoring of Seeds of Fire suggests something - in particular about jostling between Mossad and the CIA. These stories about the CIA neglecting warnings, it seems, are not friendly back-patting: they are hostile, and treated as such.

Those manipulating the Western psyche in readiness for war do not welcome conspiracy analysis, whether Mossad's or from those who say Mossad is behind it all.

(1) New York Post, August 6, 2002       WAR PLAN By NILES LATHEM

{quote} August 6, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - These dramatic  satellite photos show just how far U.S. preparations for war with Iraq have advanced. They are images of the state-of-the-art al Udeid air base in Qatar, which has been significantly upgraded over the last six months and is expected to be used as America's base for military operations against Saddam Hussein.  {end quote}

http://www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/54164.htm

Qatar, because Turkey and Saudi Arabia have refused permission for the US to attack Iraq from their bases.

Qatar also happens to be the site of Al Jazeera TV - the station which broadcast those incriminating (but doctored?) video tapes allegedly issued by Bin Laden.

2 + 2 = ? Might the CIA be running Al Jazeera?

BBC London reported on Sunday, 14 October, 2001, 04:22 GMT 05:22 UK, an Al-Qaeda statement from Sulaiman Abu Ghaith. The statement was transmitted on al-Jazeera TV and says "And the storms will not calm, especially the aircraft storm": http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1598000/1598146.stm.

More on this broadcast: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=lang_en&q=%22And+the+storms+will+not+calm%2C+especially+the+aircraft+storm%22&btnG=Google+Search.

Yet Ummat, an Urdu-language daily newspaper based in Karachi, Pakistan, reportedly carried an interview with Bin Laden in its Friday, 28 September 2001 edition, pages 1 & 7, in which Bin Laden says, "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": http://www.mujahideen.fsnet.co.uk/speech/bin-laden-28sep2001.htm.

More on this interview: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22I+have+already+said+that+I+am+not+involved+in+the+11+September+attacks%22&btnG=Google+Search.

New York Times feature writer Thomas L. Friedman calls September 11 the start of the 3rd World War. Friedman, a Zionist, writes, at http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/27/opinion/27FRIE.html?ex=1007875331&ei=1&en=.

All the more reason to examine carefully, not blithely rush in.

(2) As in the case of JFK's assassination, there's a proliferation of conspiracy theories, some no doubt substantially true, others a smokescreen or mere distraction.

One must be prepared to jettison an explanation when it has been disproved. On why the towers collapsed, I am informed as follows, by someone I will call "H" (I have left the typing errors):

{quote} The jet fuel fire does not have to melt steel. It only has to raise the temperature sufficient to weaken the steel's structural strength. There was no concret in the towers. Fireproofing was by asbestas, spreyed out, sufficient to withstand 3 hour fire rating from office fire, burning paper. Jet fuel can reduce the the strength of the steel in a much shorter time. The reason the secon tower collapse within a shorter time was because it was struck at a lower point, which means the weakened steel had to carry more vertical loads of more upper floors. If the elevator cores were built with concrete which they were not, (they were also of skeleton steel construction), the concrete core might remain standing, but as the floors collapsed, even the concret tower may collapse without the floors' lateral bracing, turning the elevator core into a long slender column, which would become unstable. The dust was from the pulverization of dry wall, used for non-load-bearing interiro partitions. There are three dry wall partitions for every 10x10 office. {endquote}

We're supposed to believe that Bin Laden courted his own downfall by masterminding the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Centre. Yet the West already had plans to invade Afghanistan before September 11. It's possible that Bin Laden, knowing of such plans, launched the 911 attack; on the other hand, it's possible that Mossad or the CIA engineered the attack, to legitimate the war against Islam. The incident on that day strengthened the American hand and stifled dissent; if Bin Laden was behind it, where has it got him?

(3) Bin Laden as Goldstein?

The videotape of Kandahar has been found & released by a protagonist in a war - one which many people treat as a neutral, unbiased source. The first casualty of war is truth.

We are relying on an English translation from a poor-quality soundtrack, in Arabic - a translation contested by Arabs.

It is possible to doctor andio-visual materials. This could have been done by an American agency; alternatively, Mossad could have planted the tape. Even if the images are genuine, the sound part could have been doctored. Remember Mossad's motto, "By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War". I'm not saying that the video WAS made or altered by Mossad or an American agency, only that it COULD have been.

There is no logical reason for Bin Laden - if he masterminded the WTC attack - to have allowed a video to be made in which he apparently confesses & spills the beans. What could be gained from such a video? What use could it be put to? Who could it be for, apart from those engaged in the conversation?

Why would the meticulous mastermind of the WTC attack be so sloppy as to leave this video for the Americans to find?

Who gains? Before the WTC attack, the UN Anti-Racism Conference in Durban condemned Zionism as Racism. Now, 3 months later, Arafat is being "linked" with Bin Laden while the Palestinians are being pulverised. The West now identifies with Israel and against Islam. Moslems in the West are implied to be traitors, whereas Jews in the West are at liberty to fight for Israel.

Is this the end of Multiculturalism? A Minister in the Blair Government recently spoke of the need for an English test for prospective migrants.

(1) A suitcase containing a letter written in Arabic, exhorting courage to carry out the WTC suicide attack, supposedly was baggage of one of the WTC hijackers, which was not loaded onto the plane but later found at the airport.

Q1: if it belonged to one of the hijackers, expecting to die by suicide, why did he bother bringing any luggage at all? Could it instead be a plant, to make the public follow a false lead?

Q2: How come that suitcase did not make it onto its flight, on the day of the WTC attack?

(4) Robert Fisk questions the authenticity of the letter found in the suicase.

Robert Fisk

29 September 2001

"Fearful, chilling, grot-esque - but also very, very odd. If the handwritten, five-page document which the FBI says it found in the baggage of Mohamed Atta, the suicide bomber from Egypt, is genuine, then the men who murdered more than 7,000 innocent people believed in a very exclusive version of Islam - or were surprisingly unfamiliar with their religion.

"What Muslim would write: 'The time of fun and waste is gone'?"

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=96697.

(5) BBC News reported the transcript of a phone call from a flight attendant on the first plane to hit the WTC.

Madeline Amy Sweeney described how hijackers stabbed passengers and then diverted the plane.

"I see water and buildings. Oh my God! Oh my God!"

The BBC report says, "The FBI has named five hijackers on board Flight 11, whereas Ms Sweeney spotted only four. Also, the seat numbers she gave were different from those registered in the hijackers' names."

What does this last sentence mean? Madeline Sweeney listed the seat numbers of the hijackers, so that they could be identified. But the FBI is pinning the blame on a different set of people - with different seat numbers - with Arabic-sounding names. Is this a set-up?

The last moments of Flight 11

BBC, Friday, 21 September, 2001, 12:24 GMT 13:24 UK

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1556000/1556096.stm.

(6) Here's a report from the Washington Post:

Instant Messages To Israel Warned Of WTC Attack

By Brian McWilliams, Newsbytes

27 Sep 2001, 11:48 AM CST

Officials at instant-messaging firm Odigo confirmed today that two employees received text messages warning of an attack on the World Trade Center two hours before terrorists crashed planes into the New York landmarks.

http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/170583.html.

(7) The Israeli newspaper HAARETZ (Tel Aviv, Israel) http://www.haaretzdaily.com reported on Tuesday, September 18, 2001

5 Israelis Detained for 'Puzzling Behavior' After WTC Tragedy

By YOSSI MELMAN

Five Israelis who had worked for a moving company based in New Jersey are being held in U.S. prisons for what the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] has described as "puzzling behavior" following the terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York last Tuesday. The five are expected to be deported sometime soon. ...

The families here complained that the Israeli consulate in New York and the situation room set up by the Foreign Ministry there to locate missing Israelis had done nothing to help their sons. The Foreign Ministry told the families that the FBI had denied holding the five and that the consulate had chosen to believe the FBI, the mother said.

The five were transferred out of the FBI's facility on Saturday morning and are now being held in two prisons in New Jersey by the Immigration and Naturalization Services. They are charged with illegally residing in the United States and working there without permits.

The Foreign Ministry said in response that it had been informed by the consulate in New York that the FBI had arrested the five for "puzzling behavior." They are said to have had been caught videotaping the disaster and shouting in what was interpreted as cries of joy and mockery.

(8) The pilots in the WTC attack must have been Moslems; only they have the courage to sacrifice their own lives in this way. I do not believe that most of the participants knew each other, or knew that the mission would be a suicide one. I think they thought it would be a normal hijacking.

My theory is that Mossad employed those Moslems, through a middleman, and set them up so that America would make war on Islam.

What sort of evidence is there for Mossad's involvement?

Mossad knew of the operation beforehand. The Jerusalem Post says Mossad warned the CIA of the plot: http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2001/09/17/News/News.34954.html, and told the CIA who the culprits were, i.e. pinned the blame on Bin Laden etc in advance, pre-empting the finger-pointing once the incident had occurred.

Mossad attacked & sank the USS Liberty, showing that it has a record of sacrificing American lives; and it has been able to suppress that incident from common knowledge; see dome.html.

Ari Ben-Menashe, a former Israel intelligence officer, describes in his book Profits of War how Mossad employed Palestinians who did not realise they were working for it:

"{p. 287} All were eliminated in late 1988. Four Mossad hit squads were

"{p. 288} assigned to carry out the executions. The squads were something of a novelty - they were all made up of Palestinians. Unwitting, they thought they were carrying out the killings for a Sicilian don, who was actually someone working for Mossad."

For more on this see vanunu.html.

Victor Ostrovsky, a formed Mossad officer, shows how Mossad manipulates the Western intelligence agencies in his book By Way of Deception (co-authored with Claire Hoy):

{p. 117} Ephraim had spelled it all out for me and confirmed some of the information I'd already known. He then went on. "After the bombing of Libya, our friend Qadhafi is sure to stay out of the picture for some time. Iraq and Saddam Hussein are the next target. We're starting now to build him up as the big villain. It will take some time, but in the end, there's no doubt it'll work."

"But isn't Saddam regarded as moderate toward us, allied with Jordan, the big enemy of Iran and Syria?"

"Yes, that's why I'm opposed to this action. But that's the directive ..."

{p. 254} In the following weeks, more and more discoveries were made regarding the big gun and other elements of the Saddam war machine. The Mossad had all but saturated the intelligence field with information regarding the evil intentions of Saddam the Terrible, banking on the fact that before long, he'd have enough rope to hang himself. It was very clear what the Mossad's overall goal was. It wanted the West to do its bidding, just as the Americans had in Libya with the bombing of Qadhafi. After all, Israel didn't possess carriers and ample air power, and although it was capable of bombing a refugee camp in Tunis, that was not the same. The Mossad leaders knew that if they could make Saddam appear bad enough and a threat to the Gulf oil supply, of which he'd been the protector up to that point, then the United States and its allies would not let him get away with anything, but would take measures that would all but eliminate his army and his weapons potential, especially if they were led to believe that this might just be their last chance before he went nuclear. {end of quotes from Ostrovsky}

For more of Ostrovsky see ostrovsky.html.

Suspicious share trading, on a large scale, before the WTC attack, may have been the unloading of insurance, airline & similar shares that would lose value after it. Are Moslems known for their manipulation of Western share markets? Did Moslems lead the assault on the British Pound, the Italian Lira, or the Thai Baht (& other Asian currencies) some years ago? No - they are not known for such actions, but their rivals are.

Andrei Kosyakov, described as a former aide to the Chairman of the Subcommittee for Monitoring Intelligence Service Activities, under the Supreme Soviet of Russia (while that existed, 1991-1993), said,

"Half a year ago, Israeli intelligence carried out an exercise with the use of aerial objects for carrying out terrorist acts. For certain, the Americans had some information about these exercises. But it did not even occur to them to apply this experience for their own purposes": http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2001/010914kosyakov_lar.html.

(9) Mystery of terror 'insider dealers' by Chris Blackhurst

14 October 2001

http://news.independent.co.uk/business/news/story.jsp?story=99402

"It was not just airlines that were targeted by remarkably canny investors. One of the biggest occupants of the World Trade Centre was Morgan Stanley, the investment bank. In the first week of September, an average of 27 put option contracts was bought each day in its shares. The total for the three days before the attacks was 2,157. Merrill Lynch, another WTC tenant, saw 12,215 put options bought in the four days before the attacks, when the previous days had seen averages of 252 contracts a day."

"To the embarrassment of investigators, it has also emerged that the firm used to buy many of the "put" options - where a trader, in effect, bets on a share price fall - on United Airlines stock was headed until 1998 by "Buzzy" Krongard, now executive director of the CIA."

(10) Did Hollywood write the script for the attack on the WTC? My kids tell me that Hollywood has been putting out movies about planes crashing into tall buildings - perhaps Hollywood provided the idea; just as many perpetrators of mass shootings and other violent crimes have got the idea from lurid Hollywood scenes. Why don't we control Hollywood?

Gung-ho types want America to lash out, sure that we are safe behind American military might.

We're used to push-button wars, bloodless on our side. Our churches don't hold services over the deaths of innocent Iraqi children, or the 90,000 retreating Iraqi army that was just melted by American weaponry, or the victims of the West's depleted-uranium weapons. Christian missionaries always operated behind the shield of the British Army (& other Western armies).

There's an assumption of invincibility, of an impregnable fortress, which the latest events shatter. Gung-ho retaliation will only lead to worse devastation in future, including in the West itself. Biological weapons can get behind any defences; poisoning of water supplies can render large cities uninhabitable.

The lesson is: the West must stop destabilizing the Middle East. Israel made Islam fanatical - Islamic fundamentalism began in the 1920s, after the Balfour Declaration.

(11) I participated in the 200th celebration of Captain Cook's arrival, in Sydney in 1970. Yet by 1988 the mood was different: we knew that we had established & grown our own nation at the expense of other small aboriginal nations that had been here much longer.

In 1970, we "overlooked" that fact; in 1988, there was a sense of loss, amidst the celebrations.

Similarly, we whites have "overlooked" the origins of our Indo-European culture, in the warrior nomadic cultures in the steppes of Ukraine, six millenia ago.

For all George Bush's high-sounding principles, the American action in Central Asia has a very banal focus: oil.

There's an unholy alliance between that Aryan imperialism, and the Zionists seeking to knock out Islam for their own aggrandisement.

That alliance was cemented by the Balfour Declaration of 1917, an agreement by which Zionists were formally accepted into the power structures of the Empire, in return for their contribution in re-uniting the United States with the Empire. Soon after (in 1921), the Council On Foreign Relations was established as the American Branch of the Round Table, the secret society which lagely runs the Empire.

That's why George Bush Snr has an "honorary" KBE, why Elizabeth Taylor is an "honorary" DBE, why Dudley Moore was recently made a CBE: they still call it "the Empire".

(13) The (UK) Observer reported a FBI finding that most of the hijackers did not know they were on a suicide mission: http://observer.co.uk/waronterrorism/story/0,1373,573707,00.html.

The hijackers may themselves have been tools, themselves part of a plot they were unaware of: could they have been "hijacked" themselves by remote control avionics of the type used to fly the Global Hawke plane across the Pacific earlier this year, landing in Australia?

This site puts the case that the pilots where themselves hijacked: http://serendipity.magnet.ch/wot/valentine.htm.

The Global Hawk remote-controlled plane: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Global+Hawk%22.

To rule out the above view, the black box recordings of conversations, that have been recovered, should be released in full - not excerpts edited with interpretation.

(14) This is all the more necessary, now that writers such as the New York Times' Thomas L. Friedman are identifying September 11 as the start of the 3rd World War.

Friedman, a Zionist, writes, at http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/27/opinion/27FRIE.html?ex=1007875331&ei=1&en=,

'If 9/11 was indeed the onset of World War III, we have to understand what this war is about. We're not fighting to eradicate "terrorism." Terrorism is just a tool. We're fighting to defeat an ideology ...

'The generals we need to fight this war are people like Rabbi David Hartman, from the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. ... He answered: "All faiths that come out of the biblical tradition - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - have the tendency to believe that they have the exclusive truth. ... The opposite of religious totalitarianism is an ideology of pluralism - an ideology that embraces religious diversity and the idea that my faith can be nurtured without claiming exclusive truth. America is the Mecca of that ideology, and that is what bin Laden hates and that is why America had to be destroyed."

'The future of the world may well be decided by how we fight this war.'

Is Tolerance best spread by bombs?

Friedman, for all his talk of Tolerance, ignores the Zionist domination of the American media; how is that compatible with Pluralism? Would he be happy for Moslems to have equal ownership & control? Does he mind allowing them equal space to present their views to the American public?

It's such Doublespeak which is the real problem.

The Jewish ownership/executive control of the American media - beginning with the New York Times itself - and of the Clinton cabinet, are unmentionable, just like the involvement of Australian newspapers & spy agencies in the capture of Mordecai Vanunu.

What is Friedman's position on those Jews who want to pull down the Dome of the Rock, to build the Third Temple? Does his think them Intolerant?

A world war over the Dome of the Rock? dome.html.

(15) Aborted mission Investigation: Did Mossad attempt to infiltrate Islamic radical outfits in south Asia?

[The Week Magazine]    Feb 6, 2000
Subir Bhaumik

http://www.the-week.com/20feb06/events2.htm

{quote} On January 12 Indian intelligence officials in Calcutta detained 11 foreign nationals for interrogation before they were to board a Dhaka-bound Bangladesh Biman flight. They were detained on the suspicion of being hijackers. "But we realised that they were tabliqis (Islamic preachers), so we let them go," said an intelligence official. They had planned to attend an Islamic convention near Dhaka, but Bangladesh refused them visa. Later, seemingly under Israeli pressure, India allowed them to fly to Tel Aviv.

Where's the catch? The secret circular that warned of a possible hijack

"They had landing permits at Dhaka, but that's not visa," said a diplomat in the Bangladesh High Commission in Delhi. "We decided not to entertain them anymore because we cannot take chances."

The eleven had Israeli passports but were believed to be Afghan nationals who had spent a while in Iran. They had secured landing permits for Dhaka and one-way tickets on Bangladesh Biman's Calcutta-Delhi route through a Delhi-based travel agency.

"We have a right to deny travel facility to a passenger even if he has a valid ticket on security grounds," said a Bangladeshi Biman official who did not want to be named. To the Bangladesh Biman officials the eleven, who were all Muslims, appeared "too murky".

Indian intelligence officials, too, were surprised by the nationality profile of the eleven. "They are surely Muslims; they say that they have been on tabligh (preaching Islam) in India for two months. But they are Israeli nationals from the West Bank," said a Central Intelligence official.

He claimed that Tel Aviv "exerted considerable pressure" on Delhi to secure their release. "It appeared that they could be working for a sensitive organisation in Israel and were on a mission to Bangladesh," the official said. The Israeli intelligence outfit, Mossad, is known to recruit Shia Muslims to penetrate Islamic radical networks.

"It is not unlikely for Mossad to recruit 11 Afghans in Iran and grant them Israeli citizenship to penetrate a network such as Bin Laden's. They would begin by infiltrating them into an Islamic radical group in an unlikely place like Bangladesh," said intelligence analyst Ashok Debbarma. The pressure exerted on India by Israel for the release of the men, and the hurry with which they were flown back suggested an Ôaborted operation'.

Mossad watchers say the operation was possibly blown off by "unwelcome intervention" in a friendly country, and they decided to pull out. {endquote}

(16) The Anthrax Conspiracy

The Guardian published the following item by George Monbiot on 21st May 2002:

http://www.monbiot.com

The anthrax the terrorist sent belongs to the "Ames" strain of the bacterium, which was extracted from an infected cow in Texas in 1981. In December, the Washington Post reported that genetic tests showed that the variety used by the terrorist was a sub-strain cultivated by scientists at the US Army's medical research institute for infectious diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. That finding was publicly confirmed two weeks ago, when the test results were published in the journal Science. New Scientist magazine notes that the anthrax the terrorist used appears to have emerged from Fort Detrick only recently, as the researchers found that samples which have been separated from each other for three years acquire "substantial genetic differences".

The Ames strain was distributed by USAMRIID to around 20 other laboratories in the United States. Of these, according to research conducted by Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, who runs the Federation of American Scientists' biological weapons monitoring programme, only four possess the equipment and expertise required for the weaponisation of the anthrax sent to Senator Daschle. Three of them are US military laboratories, the fourth is a government contractor. While security in all these places has been lax, the terrorist could not have stolen all the anthrax (around 10 grams) which found its way into the postal system. He must have used the equipment to manufacture it.

Barbara Rosenberg has produced a profile of the likely perpetrator. He is an American working within the US biodefense industry, with a doctoral degree in the relevant branch of microbiology. He is skilled and experienced at handling the weapon without contaminating his surroundings. He has full security clearance and access to classified information. He is among the tiny number of Americans who had received anthrax vaccinations before September 2001. Only a handful of people fit this description. Rosenberg has told the internet magazine Salon.com that three senior scientists have identified the same man -- a former USAMRIID scientist -- as the likely suspect. She, and they, have told the FBI, but it seems that all the bureau has done in response is to denounce her.

Instead, it has launched the kind of "investigation" which might have been appropriate for the unwitnessed hit and run killing of a person with no known enemies. Rather than homing in on the likely suspects, in other words, it appears to have cast a net full of holes over the entire population.

In January, three months after the first anthrax attack and at least a month after [the FBI] knew that the sub-strain used by the attacker came from Fort Detrick, the FBI announced a reward of $2.5 million for information leading to his capture. It circulated 500,000 fliers, and sent letters to all 40,000 members of the American Society for Microbiology, asking them whether they knew someone who might have done it. Yet, while it trawled the empty waters, the bureau failed to cast its hook into the only ponds in which the perpetrator could have been lurking. In February, the Wall Street Journal revealed that the FBI had yet to subpoena the personnel records of the labs which had been working with the Ames strain. Four months after the investigation began, in other words, it had not bothered to find out who had been working in the places from which the anthrax must have come ... Last week, I phoned the FBI. Why, I asked, when the evidence was so abundant, did the trail appear to have gone cold? "The investigation is continuing," the spokesman replied. "Has it gone cold because it has led you to a government office?" I asked. He put down the phone.

Had he stayed on the line, I would have asked him about a few other offences the FBI might wish to consider. The army's development of weaponised anthrax, for example, directly contravenes both the Biological Weapons Convention and domestic law. So does its plan to test live microbes in "aerosol chambers" at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, also in Maryland. So does its development of a genetically modified fungus for attacking coca crops in Colombia, and GM bacteria for destroying materials belonging to enemy forces. These, as the research group Project Sunshine has discovered, appear to be just a tiny sample of the illegal offensive biological research programmes which the US government has secretly funded. Several prominent scientists have suggested that the FBI's investigation is being pursued with less than the rigour we might have expected because the federal authorities have something to hide.

The FBI has dismissed them as conspiracy theorists.

(17) While media spotlights one anthrax suspect, another is too hot to touch

By Delinda Curtiss Hanley, Special to Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/Article.asp?ID=17792

WASHINGTON, 16 August - America's mainstream press finds some stories too hot to handle. One of the most egregious examples of this is its coverage of the hunt for the perpetrator of the post-Sept. 11 anthrax letters - a matter of concern to all Americans. After an initial flurry of reports, the media inexplicably ignored the FBI's laborious search for the person who last fall mailed anthrax-laced letters to news organizations and the Capitol Hill offices of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Sen. Patrick J. Leahy.

Did the US media merely lose interest after the government failed to find an Iraqi or Al-Qaeda connection, and therefore could not link the postal terrorism to Sept. 11? Or was the press warned off the sensitive subject? After months of silence, in August the subject of the anthrax attacks once again hit the newspapers and network TV stations. The scientist in the spotlight, however, may be little more than a hapless "fall guy". ...

This August - nearly a year after the anthrax attack - the story hit the front pages again. The FBI's second highly visible examination of Steven J. Hatfill's apartment was conducted with reporters, cameras and a news helicopter hovering overhead.

Although Hatfill once worked at the Fort Detrick lab, his lawyer, Victor Glasberg, said the scientist "did not do anthrax work. Steve has never worked with anthrax." After a series of anthrax hoaxes, including a package that "coincidentally" arrived at B'nai B'rith headquarters in Washington while a terrorism seminar was under way nearby, Hatfill in 1999 did commission William Patrick to write a report on how anthrax could be sent through the mail.

"Steve's life has been devastated by a drumbeat of innuendo, implication and speculation," according to an Aug. 11 Washington Post interview. Hatfill lost one job and was suspended from another. He told CNN reporters the same day that he is a loyal American and had nothing to do with the deadly anthrax mailings. But his is the only name that has appeared in print recently. ...

Before the investigation of Dr. Hatfill captured national headlines, another insider scientist had come under FBI scrutiny without much media fanfare. It was easy to miss the few stories published in January 2002 about Lt. Col. Philip Zack, who, like Hatfill, also had access to a well-equipped laboratory with lax security. Zack, moreover, actually worked with military-grade anthrax at Fort Detrick.

Dr. Zack left Fort Detrick in December 1991 amid allegations of unprofessional conduct. The Jewish scientist and others were accused of harassing their co-worker, Dr. Ayaad Assaad, until the Egyptian-born American scientist quit, according to an article in Connecticut's The Hartford Courant, the country's oldest newspaper in continuous publication. Dr. Assaad sued the Army, claiming discrimination after Zack's badgering.

Although Dr. Zack was let go, he returned frequently to visit friends, and used the Fort Detrick laboratories for "off-the-books" work after hours. After reports of missing biological specimens - including anthrax, Ebola and the simian AIDs virus - came to light, as well as reports of unauthorized research, a review of surveillance camera tapes recorded Dr. Zack entering the lab late on the night of Jan. 23, 1992, according to The Hartford Courant report. He was let in that night by Marian Rippy, a lab pathologist and close friend of Zack's, although she now says she has no memory of the evening. She did say that Zack occasionally visited and that other friends let him in.

Inexplicably, the national press ignored these documented unauthorized visits to a top-secret government lab embroiled in the anthrax attacks. Did journalists fear being labeled anti-Semitic for casting suspicions on a Jewish scientist?

Soon after the 9/11 attack, a long, typed anonymous letter was sent to Quantico Marine Base accusing the long-suffering Assaad, Zack's victim in 1991, of plotting terrorism. This letter was received before the anthrax letters or disease were reported. The timing of the note makes its author a serious suspect in the anthrax attacks. The sender also displayed considerable knowledge of Dr. Assaad, his work, his personal life and a remarkable premonition of the upcoming bioterrorism attack. After interviewing Assaad on Oct. 2, 2001, the FBI decided the letter was a hoax. While major newspapers noted that an anonymous letter had accused Dr. Assaad of bioterrorism, none followed up on it after his innocence was established. Zack's name never surfaced again as one of the 30 suspects. When the Washington Report asked Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, Ph.D., a biological arms control expert at the State University of New York, if the allegations regarding Dr. David Hatfill now took the heat off Lt. Col. Philip Zack, she replied, "Zack has NEVER been under suspicion as perpetrator of the anthrax attack."

It is hard to believe that, with his connection to Fort Detrick, Dr. Zack is not one of the 20 to 50 scientists under intense investigation. ...

It remains to be seen whether the anthrax story will share the fate of the one-day wonders hidden on the back pages of America's mainstream newspapers - whose publishers shy away from articles they fear may bring a spate of hate mail, charges of "anti-Semitism," or threats to end advertising or subscriptions.

(Delinda Hanley is the news editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.)

(18) Who wants this war and why   By GILBERT BLYTHE

From The Last Ditch, November 17, 2001   http://www.thornwalker.com/ditch/blythe.htm

{quote}
In the October 29 issue of The Weekly Standard, a leading neoconservative magazine, William Kristol and Robert Kagan write that "when all is said and done, the conflict in Afghanistan will be to the war on terrorism what the North Africa campaign was to World War II: an essential beginning on the path to victory." After what they call "but an opening battle," they predict a war that will "spread and engulf a number of countries" and that "could well require the use of American military power in multiple places simultaneously."

In the turmoil that would follow, Kristol and Kagan think it likely that Israel could reoccupy the West Bank and depose Yasser Arafat; that several moderate Arab governments could be overthrown; and that America's war against terrorism could "resemble the clash of civilizations that everyone has hoped to avoid." They add that in a conflict of such scale, some countries might use biological or chemical weapons. Though they do not say so explicitly, they are telling us to prepare for World War III.

What is most remarkable about the essay is its unruffled tone. The authors could be offering advice on brands of toothpaste rather than urging us into a war that could cause incalculable destruction. How many people do they think we should be prepared to kill? Five thousand? Five hundred thousand? A million?

Not even small wars end predictably. War on the scale Kristol and Kagan envision, in an age of weapons of mass destruction, could have catastrophic consequences, but they tell us that such a war is necessary in defense of "the West."

They are hardly alone in calling for all-out war. Charles Krauthammer, Norman Podhoretz, William Safire, Morton Kondracke, Don Feder, Ben Wattenberg, and Mona Charen have all done so as well. In the Bush administration, Paul Wolfowitz is the most prominent advocate of a multi-front war.

Let us state it plainly: All these people are Jewish. Not all Jews are as eager as these are to shed Muslim blood, and a few non-Jews are equally eager, but Jews have unquestionably distinguished themselves in their ardor for war.

Why is it necessary to point this out? In any passionate conflict, there is a difference between neutral observers and partisans. Participants in any fight - as well as their relatives - can seldom be objective about who is wrong or right. That is why we would not expect to hear the whole truth about the Indo-Pakistani conflict if we asked only Indians or only Pakistanis.

When it comes to the events of September 11, Jews are not neutral observers; they are partisans. That is because Israel, and our relations with the Jewish state, are central both to the terror attacks themselves and to the way in which we should respond to them. It is no secret that American Jews have a passionate commitment to Israel, so it would be foolish not to evaluate what they say in light of that commitment. On issues related to Israel, many Jews have understandably strong interests that are different from those of non-Jews, but the country as a whole should be careful not to be swept up in such partisan passions. Excessive concern for narrowly Jewish interests could damage broader American interests. ...

The struggle of good against evil that many American Jews are promoting just happens to be a war against Israel's enemies. Kristol and Kagan want us to destroy the military capacity of Iraq, Syria, and perhaps Iran, and forcibly install pliant governments in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan. They want us to fight a major, multi-front war that would root out conservative Islam and smash every nation that has ever threatened Israel. Maybe that would be good for Israel, but what about us?

{end quote} http://www.thornwalker.com/ditch/blythe.htm

(19) Helen Caldicott, The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush's Military-Industrial Complex, Scribe Publications, Melbourne 2002.

{p. 200} This new Asian-Pacific formula, published by the Defence Strategy Review in May 2001, calls for the development of long range conventional arms to counter the so-called military power of China. It was masterminded by 78 year old Andrew Marshall, who also supervised the Pentagon's plans for militarising space.

Admiral Dennis Blair, head of the U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu, strongly disagreed with Marshall - the deployment of long-range weapons launched at great distances from their targets would necessarily diminish the importance of U.S. bases in the Pacific, including those surrounding China.

The U.S. Pacific Command is a massive operation overseeing military deployments and exercises spanning 105 million square miles, including 43 nations. In 2000 it conducted 3,000 military exercises with 37 countries, including Australia. It maintains 100,000 troops in south Korea, Japan, and at sea. For the first time in 2000, America conducted more military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region than in the European theatre. (In June 2001, the U.S. conducted an exercise called Cobra in Thailand to strengthen its border against China, although Thailand has no dispute with China).

But after September 11 America had an excuse to threaten China from the West. Using the war in Afghanistan, it established thirteen military strongholds and 60,000 U.S. troops in ten countries from the Persian Gulf to the doorstep of China, and is currently constructing an air base in Kyrguztan staffed with 5000 military personnel, 200 miles from the Chinese border.

These military installations have two purposes:

¥ To surreound and threaten China
¥ To provide access to huge untapped oil and gas deposits in the former Soviet republics and in areas near the Caspian Sea. The interim president of Afghanistan, Hamid Kazai, and the U.S. special envoy, Zalmay Khalizad, are former employees of Unocal, the U.S. oil company, which tried unsuccessfully to construct an oil pipeline through Afghanistan in the 1990s.

{p. 201} The presence of U.S. troops in these countries is a startling departure from the days of the Cold War. The leader of Russia's Communist Party, Gennady Zhuganov, said that the U.S. presence in Central Asia undermines the security not only of Russia, but of China and several Arab countries.

Back in the Pacific, America believes that a strong, regionally engaged Japan is crucial to its strategic plans for East Asia - to balance China's rising power, to provide greater logistical and intellogence support for U.S. military activities, and to facilitate deployment to trouble spots. By encouraging Japan to alter its war-renouncing constitution and to shoulder more of the regional security load, Japan will increase its military presence and expenditure. Although it spends less than 1 per cent of its huge GNP on weapons, Japan currently has the third largest military in the world. China has rightly accused the U.S. of recruiting Japan to a U.S.-led anti-China condominium. This news of remilitarised Japan is trerrifying to those of us who experienced the Second World war.

Apart from increasing its presence in central Asia, America is also moving combat weapons (conventional and probably nuclear) from Europe to the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. September 11 also gave the U.S. an excuse to further infiltrate the Pacific.

Its global battle against terrorism is the most extensive war plan after the Second World war. Including most of the Middle East and southern Asia, the U.S. has announced that it will pursue terrorist cells in 60 countries, including Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Colombia, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Lebanon.

Wasting no time in the Asian-Pacific region, America is quickly establishing military toeholds. It has persuaded Indonesia to rescind a congressional law prohibiting U.S. military assistance, and will send troops to fight a handful of foreigners possibly linked to al-Qaeda - an operation that could be easily handled by the Indonesian military.

It is also sending 600 soldiers to the Philippines to fight Muslim extremists. But the Philippines desperately needs help in alleviating poverty, creating stability, training in their own military skills and intelligence sharing - not foreign troops. {endquote}

(20) The American government, rather than retaliating and thereby escalating the cycle of violence, should force Israel to accept UN peacekeepers in the territories occupied after the 1967 war, and to build its Third Temple on an adjacent site, allowing the Dome of the Rock to remain intact.

(21) After the West's destruction of Islam, which, if China is pushed (by Western insensitivity) onto the Moslem side, will leave the world battered & bruised, there will be a power vacuum in the Middle East, which would enable Israel to expand its borders as the Eretz Israel lobby envisage. The Third Temple will be built, and "Evangelical" Christians will make it their chief shrine. Christianity will split into "Jewish" and "anti-Jewish" factions.

At the same time, the devastation of the world being partly blamed on Zionism, it's possible that American resentment of the Jews will have risen to such a point that many will leave as they left the USSR, taking their money and exposing the US to the real state of its international debt.

Israel could then be a major world power.

This scenario is not so different from the strategy expressed in the following Sharon interview, published by Indymedia (which I read after writing the above): http://jerusalem.indymedia.org/news/2002/05/26661.php.

(22) On the back of the jacket of Samuel Huntington's book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, are strong endorsements by Zbigniew Brzezinsky and Henry Kissinger: huntington.html.

I don't think that Huntington & Brzezinsky are part of a Jewish conspiracy - theirs is more Cecil Rhodes' one: rhodes-will.html

Leaders of a Jewish conspiracy have high places in the Rhodes conspiracy, manipulating it as "back seat drivers". The Rhodes one provides a useful cover.

The Zionists in it know where they're going, and have swung around the focus of the Rhodes conspiracy, making Israel a core part of it.

The technique is "Entryism", making sure that one's lobby is well represented (in this case, in the Rhodes conspiracy), and that opponents are kept out (of the Rhodes conspiracy).

The Rhodes people seem to be old-fashioned British Imperialists; they speak in the name of Liberty, not of any religion.

But the Zionists see things in terms of their battle with non-Jews.

Each faction wants World Government. Each asks, "what are the obstacles?"

These are the countries & civilizations that are strong enough to resist.

Christianity has already been white-anted; but Islam remains impervious.

Huntington also targets China, and Bush has been hostile to China.

The Protocols of Zion envisages a Pax Judaica, a worldwide return to religion (but the Jewish religion): hiding.html. This can only happen after Islam has been destroyed; that sets the agenda for a war lasting years. Other countries - China, Russia, Japan, India - might get caught up in it, on one side or another.

(23) Kissinger for War

The following article by Kissinger appeared in the Melbourne Age of September 6, 2002:

War on terror: Iraq is phase II
By Henry Kissinger September 6 2002

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/09/05/1031115911092.html

"if there is a serious prospect of the emergence of a terrorist threat from the soil of a sovereign country, some pre-emptive action - including military action - is inherent in the definition of the challenge.

"Countries that harbour terrorist headquarters or terrorist training centres cannot take refuge behind traditional notions of sovereignty"

... "the accumulation of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq cannot be separated from the post-Afghanistan phase of the war against terrorism. Iraq is located in the midst of a region that has been the hotbed of world terrorist activity from which the attack on the US was organised. The challenge posed by Iraq is not the precise degree of its relationship to al Qaeda - though Iraq has used terrorism against its neighbours, against Israel and as far away as Europe."

... "action against Iraq is not an obstacle to the war on terrorism but a precondition for it"

"As the need for decision draws near, America's allies cannot afford to be bystanders."

(24) Pax Americana

Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President

By Neil Mackay

Sunday Herald      Scotland   Sunday 15th September 2002

http://www.sundayherald.com/27735

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.

The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says: 'The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. 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.'

The PNAC document supports a 'blueprint for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests'.

This 'American grand strategy' must be advanced for 'as far into the future as possible', the report says. It also calls for the US to 'fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars' as a 'core mission'.

The report describes American armed forces abroad as 'the cavalry on the new American frontier'. The PNAC blueprint supports an earlier document written by Wolfowitz and Libby that said the US must 'discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role'. ...

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