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More conspiracy theory foolishness on 9-11
Subject: More conspiracy theory foolishness on 9-11
From: Michael Pugliese
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 13:55:45 -0800
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From: All The News That Doesn't Fit (NY-Transfer-News@blythe.org)
Subject: Who Was Really Responsible for September 11?
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Date: 2001-11-24 01:30:26 PST
Who Was Really Responsible for September 11?
Via NY Transfer News * All the News That Doesn't Fit
[Please note that the sources cited herein are a very mixed bag and
include crackpot conspiracy theorists as well as responsible
researchers, LaRouchies, and others. Read with critical attention,
and believe only after doing your own research.--NY Transfer]
source - "Richard K. Moore"
originally from "Boudewijn Wegerif"
WHAT MATTERS-25 November 16, 2001
Closing the file on who was responsible for the September 11 attacks
Last week I promised that I would close the file on who was
responsible for the September 11 attacks. The desk would then be
clear for posting E-letters relating to other matters, especially
I wrote that there is no doubt in my mind that the bin Laden
Al-Q'uaeda network is responsible, along with the CIA, or at least
a very powerful group within the CIA. I still think that, and here
present the case.
Underlying the CIA complicity in the September 11 attacks is a
perceived need for a pseudo-democratic world dictatorship, to
preserve the major corporations.
The trigger for the attacks was the imminent and unstoppable
worldwide financial collapse. The attacks were a shot in the arm
to keep corporate capitalism going a little longer, through massive
armaments and other contracts, handouts and tax rebates.
THE HIJACKERS WERE PROBABLY THEMSELVES HIJACKED
After reading scores of e-mails about 9.11 in the last few weeks,
it seems clear that the Al-Q'uaeda network was infiltrated and
allowed to plot an extreme action against the U.S. by an enemy
"inside the gates" that then took over the action at the last
The FBI has made it known that at least 11 of the hijackers did
not know they were on a suicide mission (footnote 1).
Items found among their possessions suggest they had been preparing
themselves for incarceration. One source said: "It looks as if they
expected they might be going to prison, not paradise."
And in an article No Suicide Pilots, Carol A. Valentine presents
a convincing argument that the four passenger planes were controlled
by advanced robotics and remote-control technology, not the hijackers
on board (footnote 2).
Using "Global Hawk technology", planes can be commandeered and
controlled remotely from the ground. She cites an International
Television News article, dated April 24, 2001, which describes how
an unmanned craft was flown across the Pacific. In the article the
manager of Global Hawk in Australia boasts, "The aircraft essentially
flies itself, right from take-off, right through to landing, and
even taxiing off the runway."
Carol Valentine is convinced that the fourth plane, which crashed
into an abandoned coal mine near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, was
"shot" down. "The first TV network reports said exactly that: Flight
93 had been shot down by a military jet." Despite local residents
seeing a second plane, possibly an F-16 fighter, in the area and
burning debris falling from the sky, the FBI denied that the plane
had been shot down and came up with implausible explanations; first
of their having been a bomb on board and then of the passengers
overwhelming the hijackers.
A number of lists have carried an article by U.S. Army retired
Colonel Donn de Grand Pri in which he describes how a group of
experienced civilian and military pilots agreed, after 72 hours
"of non-stop briefings and debate", that "the extremely skilful
manoeuvring of the three aircraft at near mach speeds, each unerringly
hitting their targets, was superb." As one Air Force officer - a
veteran of over 100 sorties over North Vietnam - explained, "Those
birds (commercial airliners) either had a crack fighter pilot in
the left seat, or they were being manoeuvred by remote control."
The title of the article, The Enemy is Inside the Gates, reflects
the group' s conclusion that the September 11 event was orchestrated
from inside the U.S. by an "enemy" that has "infiltrated into the
highest policy-making positions at the Federal level, and has
absolute control, not only of the purse strings, but of the troop
build-up and deployment of our military forces, including active,
reserve and National Guard units."
SUSPICION FALLS ON ISRAEL
Carol Valentine implies that Israel was behind the action and quotes
a September 10 front page story in The Washington Times in which
officers of the U.S. Army's School of Advanced Military Studies
(SAMS ) are quoted as saying of the Israeli intelligence service
Mossad agents that they are, "Wildcard, ruthless and cunning" and
that they have the capability of targeting US forces and making it
look like "a Palestinian/Arab act".
"These SAMS officers are obviously interested in protecting their
country," writes Valentine, "but not all Americans are. Some are
traitors and pay allegiance to Israel. Recall the June 8, 1967,
Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, and American complicity in the
attack. During the Six Day War, the Liberty, an American intelligence
gathering ship, was sailing in international waters. Israeli aircraft
and torpedo boats attacked it for 75 minutes. When four US fighter
jets from a nearby aircraft carrier came to protect the Liberty,
US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara ordered the jets NOT to come
to the Liberty's aid, and allowed the Israeli attack to continue.
Thirty-four Americans were killed and 171 wounded." (footnote 4)
Valentine also cites how in 1962, US military leaders designed a
plan to conduct terrorist acts against Americans and blame Cuba,
to create popular sentiment for invasion of that country. The plan
was called Operation Northwoods and included * plans to shoot down
a CIA plane designed to replicate a passenger flight and announce
that Cuban forces shot it down, * the creation of military casualties
by blowing up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blaming Cuba
("....casualty lists in the US newspapers would cause a helpful
wave of national indignation,"), and * the development of a terror
campaign in the Miami and Washington, DC. (footnote 5)
THE CIA CONNECTION
The first real indication of possible CIA complicity in the September
11 attacks came on October 31 when the French daily Le Figaro
carried a story of how while in a Dubai hospital receiving treatment
for a chronic kidney infection last July, Osama bin Laden met with
a top CIA official - presumably the Chief of Station. The story in
Le Figaro ends with an account of how when investigating the visit
of the CIA agent to bin Laden, the FBI discovered certain plans
that had been put together between the CIA and its "Islamic friends"
over the years. The paper concludes, "The meeting in Dubai is, so
it would seem, consistent with a certain American policy."
Investigative journalist Michael C. Ruppert develops on the theme
in an article titled Bin Laden Met with the CIA in July and Walked
Away (footnote 6):
Ruppert describes how the meeting, held in bin Laden's private
suite, took place at the American hospital in Dubai at a time when
bin Laden was a wanted fugitive for the bombings of two U.S.
embassies and this year's attack on the U.S.S. Cole. "Bin Laden
was eligible for execution according to a 2000 intelligence finding
issued by President Bill Clinton before leaving office in January.
Yet on July 14th he was allowed to leave Dubai on a private jet
and there were no Navy fighters waiting to force him down."
Ruppert lists crucial events both before and after the September
11 suicide attacks, which have been blamed on bin Laden, to establish
CIA foreknowledge of them. The list makes clear that the events
which have taken place since September 11 are based upon an agenda
that has little to do with the attacks and everything to do with
advancing the fortunes of U.S. and U.K. oil companies and armaments
manufacturers, with close links to the Bush family and their friends.
Millions into billions of dollars were incidentally made on the
stock exchange by insiders with foreknowledge of the attacks.
Ruppert makes the point that the CIA and other intelligence agencies
closely monitor stock trading in real time with highly advanced
computer programmes so as to be able "to alert national intelligence
services of just such kinds of attacks" . Yet nobody outside this
circle was alerted by the unusually big insider trading in airline
and insurance stocks pre-September 11.
There is mounting evidence that many, many people knew of the
impending attacks, from Muslim school boys in New York to the
speculators who were scared away from claiming a $2.5 million profit
on put options on American Airlines and United Airlines. Yet we
are asked to believe that the CIA and FBI knew nothing about was
In his article Ruppert records several visits by George Bush senior
to the bin Laden family and royalty in Saudi Arabia between 1998
and 2000 for the Carlyle Group, the 11th largest arms manufacturer
in the U.S. The close bond between the CIA and Pakistan's ISI secret
service at a time when the ISI was equally closely connected to
the Taliban and bin Laden is also described.
The CIA/ISI connection is taken up more fully by Michel Chossudovsky,
Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa in an article,
The Role of Pakistan's Military Intelligence Agency (ISI) (footnote
Chossudovsky writes that Pakistan's chief spy Lt. General Mahmoud
Ahmad "was in the US when the attacks occurred." He arrived in the
US on the 4th of September, a full week before the attacks. He had
meetings at the State Department "after" the attacks on the WTC.
But he also had "a regular visit of consultations" with his US
counterparts at the CIA and the Pentagon during the week prior to
According to Chossudovsky, the Bush Administration consciously took
the decision in "the post September 11 consultations" with Lt.
General Mahmoud Ahmad to directly "cooperate" with Pakistan's
military intelligence (ISI) despite its links to Osama bin Laden
and the Taliban and its alleged role in the assassination of the
leader of the Northern Alliance, Commander Masood, which coincidentally
occurred two days before the terrorist attacks.
Chossudovsky gives details from an Indian intelligence report that
indicate pretty conclusively that "the perpetrators of the September
11 attacks had links to Pakistan's ISI, which in turn has links to
agencies of the US government. What this suggests is that key
individuals within the US military-intelligence establishment might
have known about the ISI contacts with the September 11 terrorist
"ring-leader" Mohamed Atta and failed to act."
Chussodovsky concludes, "Whether this amounts to the outright
complicity of the Bush Administration remains to be firmly established.
What is crystal clear, however, is that this war is not a "campaign
against international terrorism"
as claimed by The Bush administration. It is a war of conquest with
devastating consequences for the future of humanity."
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW
"Are you less than satisfied with the official explanations about
9/11?" asks Robert Lederman, columnist for the Greenwich Village
Gazette and other papers, in the most comprehensive overview of
the September 11 attacks that I have seen (footnote 8).
Lederman, who is also president of A.R.T.I.S.T. (Artists' Response
To Illegal State Tactics), provides evidence in support of "nine
for the moment relatively unpopular but nevertheless compelling
ideas to consider about the attack".
He comments, "Americans who tend to believe in any or all them are
in the minority right now. Perhaps they won't be in the near future."
The nine ideas, with connecting links to URLs, are:
1. This new war is not a conflict between Islamic fundamentalism
and American freedom.
2. The destruction of the WTC was anticipated, and might have
3. The Rockefeller connection may be the key to unlocking an
understanding of this entire issue. Why has their connection to
the WTC been omitted from 99.999% of the media coverage about 9/11?
4. Anthrax may not be getting sent to the media and to Congress
5. This conflict is about oil not terrorism, Israel or Islam.
6. Are we bombing the wrong country?
7. Bush is not doing a good job of protecting America. It would
be far more accurate to say he's doing a good job of destroying
8. There is an occult aspect to the attacks which cannot be
ignored or attributed to coincidence.
9. NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani did not unify New York City, but has
done everything in his power to destroy the electoral process and
guarantee future social chaos.
"Every one of these ideas has voluminous documentation which can
be found in the mainstream media, on the net or in reputable books
if one looks for it," writes Lederman. He goes on to give selected
references "from which you can learn more". And comments, "While
to some it may seem unpatriotic to question the government's actions
at this time of crisis let us remember that the original purpose
of free speech was to enable Americans to ask exactly these kind
of unpopular questions of our elected leaders. Real unity cannot
be based on deceiving the American people."
Once again, I wish to thank Jean Hudon who is responsible for
the 2,000 strong Earth Rainbow Network list, as also media analyst
Robert Rodvick, David Weston, Dick Eastman and Frans Ytterhoeven,
for forwarding the e-mails from which I have pieced together this
E-letter. To be on their lists, e-mail them at the addresses in
In What Matters-26, which is almost completed, I provide a miscellany
of alternative news items that underscore the need for something
akin to Ghandi 's Satyagraha truth-bearing movement and Martin
Luther King's civil rights movement, to liberate the world from
the corporate capitalist money beast.
After WM-26, I will be posting excellent monetary overview articles
by Margaret Legum and J. Walter Plinge.
Boudewijn Wegerif, What Matters Programme Folkhogskola Vardingeby**
5."Body of Secrets," by James Bamford (Doubleday, 2001), and
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