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EU Intel: 9.11 Involved FedGov COMPLICTIY;
bush2 terrorism war TOTAL FRAUD


Timeline: U.S. foreknowledge of Sept 11 attacks?

Secret Evidence Linking Bush Family to Terror Attacks

911 money trail leads to Skull and Bones


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The Big Picture

12.05.01
EU Intel: 9.11 Involved FedGov COMPLICITY; bush2 terrorism war TOTAL FRAUD


GET the PICTURE, America!
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Euro Intel Experts: 9.11, 'War On Terrorism' Massive Deceptions
By Christopher Bollyn
American Free Press

European intelligence experts dismiss the Bush "war on terrorism" as
deception and reveal the Realpolitik behind the aggression against
Afghanistan.

Berlin - In Germany, where war plans for Afghanistan were already being
discussed in July and where several of the "Arab hijackers" lived and
studied, intelligence experts say the terror attacks of September 11
could not have been carried out without the support of a state secret
service.

Eckehardt Werthebach, former president of Germany's domestic
intelligence service, Verfassungsschutz, told AFP that "the deathly
precision" and "the magnitude of planning" behind the attacks of
September 11 would have needed "years of planning."

Such a sophisticated operation, Werthebach said, would require the
"fixed frame" of a state intelligence organization, something not found
in a "loose group" of terrorists like the one allegedly led by Mohammed
Atta while he studied in Hamburg.

Many people would have been involved in the planning of such an
operation and Werthebach pointed to the absence of leaks as further
indication that the attacks were "state organized actions."

Andreas von B'low served on the parliamentary commission which oversees
the three branches of the German secret service while a member of the
Bundestag (German parliament) from 1969 to 1994, and wrote a book titled
Im Namen des Staates (In the Name of the State) on the criminal
activities of secret services, including the CIA.

Von B'low told AFP that he believes that the Israeli intelligence
service, Mossad, is behind the September 11 terror attacks. These
attacks, he said, were carried out to turn public opinion against the
Arabs, and boost military and security spending.

"You don't get the higher echelons," von B'low said, referring to the
"architectural structure" which masterminds such terror attacks. At this
level, he said, the organization doing the planning, such as Mossad, is
primarily interested in affecting public opinion.

The architectural level planners use corrupt "guns for hire" such as Abu
Nidal, the Palestinian terrorist who von B'low called "an instrument of
Mossad," high-ranking Stasi (former East German secret service)
operatives, or Libyan agents who organize terror attacks using dedicated
people, for example Palestinian and Arab "freedom fighters."

The terrorists who actually commit the crimes are what von B'low calls
"the working level," such as the 19 Arabs who allegedly hijacked the
planes on September 11. "The working level is part of the deception," he
said.

"Ninety-five percent of the work of the intelligence agencies around the
world is deception and disinformation," von B'low said, which is widely
propagated in the mainstream media creating an accepted version of
events. "Journalists don't even raise the simplest questions," he said
adding, "those who differ are labeled as crazy."

Both Werthebach and von B'low said the lack of an open and official
investigation, such as congressional hearings, into the events of
September 11 was incomprehensible.

AFP asked von B'low about the Taliban's ban on opium production:
"Seventy percent of the drug trade is licensed by the intelligence
agencies," von B'low said, and they are interested in keeping the drug
traffic "running through their mills."

"The BND (German secret service) is steered by the CIA and the CIA is
steered by Mossad," von B'low said.

Horst Ehmke, who coordinated the German secret services directly under
German prime minister Willi Brandt in the 70s, predicted a similar
terrorist attack in his novel, Torches of Heaven, published last year,
in which Turkish terrorists crash hijacked planes into Berlin.


EERIE PREDICTIONS

Although Ehmke had long expected "fundamentalist attacks," when he saw
the televised images from September 11, he said it looked like a
"Hollywood production."

"Terrorists could not have carried out such an operation with 4 hijacked
planes without the support of a secret service," Ehmke said, although he
did not want to point to any particular agency.

"The most important thing in the struggle against terrorists, who are
abusing religion, is the battle for the soul of the people and the
nations," Ehmke said. "If this isn't resolved successfully, the 21st
Century could be bloodier than the last."

A former Stasi agent who had warned the German secret service of terror
attacks in America between September 10-20 told AFP that a high ranking
Stasi chief named J'rgen Rogalla, who is "an airplane terror
specialist," was probably involved in the attacks of September 11 along
with Abu Nidal.

Both Nidal and Rogalla work with the Mossad, the former agent told AFP.
Nidal, was said to be in Baghdad, and is a "leading officer for some
Mossad agents." The agent said that Nidal was "involved directly" in the
events of September 11.

September 11 was preparation for a larger attack on the United States,
which is part of "an old plan," the agent said. Based on prior knowledge
of this plan, the agent said that more attacks are imminent and that
aircraft carriers may be targeted next. Rogalla is also strongly
anti-religious and attacks on cathedrals or places of religious
significance before Christmas are likely.

Rogalla was responsible for "turning NATO men" to spy for the East. One
of the East's NATO spies, Reiner Rupp, known as "Topaz," provided Stasi
and the Russians with the organization's highest secrets until he was
discovered in 1993 by the BND. A CIA agent known as "Frank Lindsey"
worked with Rogalla, according to the former Stasi agent.


TERROR INVESTIGATION BLOCKED

Under the influence of U.S. oil companies, the administration of George
W. Bush blocked U.S. secret service investigations on terrorism, while
it bargained with the Taliban to turn over Osama bin Laden in exchange
for political recognition and economic aid, two French intelligence
analysts claim.

In a recently published book, Bin Laden, la verite interdite (Bin Laden,
the forbidden truth), the authors, Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume
Dasquie, reveal that the Federal Bureau of Investigation's deputy
director John O'Neill resigned in July in protest due to official
obstruction of his investigation of terrorism.

O'Neill had been in charge of national security in New York. While with
the FBI, O'Neill led an investigation of Osama bin Laden and had
forecast the possibility of an organized attack by terrorists operating
from within the country.

O'Neill had investigated the USS Cole bombing in Yemen, the bombings of
U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the 1993 World Trade Center
bombing. In 1995, FBI agents working under O'Neill captured Ramzi
Yousef, a suspected lieutenant of bin Laden, who later was among those
convicted for the World Trade Center bombing.

O'Neill was considered a top-notch investigator and was known for his
pugnacity. He was barred by U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine from
that country. That dispute reportedly involved a struggle between the
State Department, which sought to preserve relations with Yemen, and the
FBI, represented by O'Neill, who wanted access to Yemeni suspects.

O'Neill, 49, was hired as chief of security at the World Trade Center
following a 25-year career with the FBI and died on Sept. 11, the first
day of his new job. O'Neill reportedly died after reentering the
building to assist others.

Brisard said O'Neill told them that "the main obstacles to investigate
Islamic terrorism were U.S. oil corporate interests and the role played
by Saudi Arabia in it."


EARLY WARNINGS

Osama bin Laden and the Taliban received threats of possible American
military strikes against them two months before the terrorist assaults
on New York and Washington, according to The Guardian (UK).

The warnings to the Taliban originated at a four-day meeting of senior
Americans, Russians, Iranians and Pakistanis at a hotel in Berlin in
mid-July. The meetings took place under the arbitration of Francesc
Vendrell, personal representative of UN secretary general Kofi Annan, to
discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

The three Americans at the Berlin meeting were Tom Simons, former US
ambassador to Pakistan, Karl "Rick" Inderfurth, a former assistant
secretary of state for south Asian affairs, and Lee Coldren, who headed
the office of Pakistan, Afghan and Bangladesh affairs in the state
department until 1997.

There were other meetings arranged by Vendrell in which "representatives
of the U.S. government and Russia, and the six countries that border
with Afghanistan were present," according to the French authors.
"Sometimes, representatives of the Taliban also sat around the table."

The Berlin conference was the third meeting since November 2000 arranged
by Mr. Vendrell. As a UN meeting, its official agenda was supposedly
confined to trying to find a negotiated solution to the civil war in
Afghanistan, ending terrorism and heroin trafficking, and discussing
humanitarian aid.


CARPET OF GOLD--OR BOMBS

The U.S. government's primary objective in Afghanistan was to
consolidate the position of the Taliban regime in order to obtain access
to the oil and gas reserves of Central Asia, the French authors wrote.

Until August, the U.S. government saw the Taliban regime "as a source of
stability in Central Asia that would enable the construction of an oil
pipeline across Central Asia," from the rich oilfields in Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, through Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the
Indian Ocean, they said.

"The oil and gas reserves of Central Asia have been controlled by
Russia. The Bush government wanted to change all that," the book says.
When the Taliban refused to accept U.S. conditions, "this rationale of
energy security changed into a military one."

"The Americans indicated to us that in case the Taliban does not behave
and in case Pakistan also doesn't help us to influence the Taliban, then
the United States would be left with no option but to take an overt
action against Afghanistan," said Niaz Naik, a former foreign minister
of Pakistan, who attended the meetings.

On French television, Naik said during the "6+2" meeting in Berlin in
July, the discussions turned around "the formation of a government of
national unity. If the Taliban had accepted this coalition, they would
have immediately received international economic aid."

"And the pipe lines from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan would have come," he
added.

Naik also claimed that Tom Simons, the U.S. representative at these
meetings, openly threatened the Taliban and Pakistan.

"Simons said, 'either the Taliban behave as they ought to, or Pakistan
convinces them to do so, or we will use another option'. The words
Simons used were 'a military operation'," Naik said.

"At one moment during the negotiations, the U.S. representatives told
the Taliban, 'either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we
bury you under a carpet of bombs'," Brisard said in an interview in Paris.

According to the book, the government of Bush began to negotiate with
the Taliban immediately after coming into power in February. U.S. and
Taliban diplomatic representatives met several times in Washington,
Berlin and Islamabad.

To polish their image in the United States, the Taliban even employed a
U.S. expert on public relations, Laila Helms. The authors claim that
Helms is also an expert in the works of U.S. secret services, for her
uncle, Richard Helms, is a former director of the CIA.

bollynkaskel@yahoo.com

 


A TIMELINE SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11TH - IF CIA AND THE GOVERNMENT
WEREN'T INVOLVED IN THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS WHAT WERE THEY DOING?

Bin Laden Met with the CIA in July and Walked Away

By Michael C. Ruppert

[C COPYRIGHT 2001, All Rights Reserved, Michael C. Ruppert and From The
Wilderness Publications, www.copvcia.com. May be copied and distributed
for non-profit purposes only.]

FTW, November 2, 2001 - 1200 PST [Revised, Nov 27, 2001] -- On October
31, the French daily Le Figaro dropped a bombshell. 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 meeting, held in bin Laden's private suite, took place at
the American hospital in Dubai at a time when he 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.

In 1985 Oliver North - the only member of the Reagan-Bush years who
doesn't appear to have a hand in the current war - sent the Navy and
commandos after terrorists on the cruise ship Achille Lauro. In his 1991
autobiography "Under Fire," while describing terrorist Abu Abbas, North
wrote, "I used to wonder: how many dead Americans will it take before we
do something?" One could look at the number of Americans Osama bin Laden
is alleged to have killed before September 11 and ask the same question.


It gets worse, much worse. A more complete timeline listing crucial
events both before and after the September 11th suicide attacks, which
have been blamed on bin Laden, establishes CIA foreknowledge of them and
strongly suggests that there was criminal complicity on the part of the
U.S. government in their execution. It also makes clear that the events
which have taken place since September 11th are based upon an agenda
that has little to do with the attacks.

One wonders how these events could have been ignored by the major media
or treated as isolated incidents. Failing that, how could skilled news
agencies avoid being outraged, or at least even just a little
suspicious?

1. 1998 and 2000 - Former President George H.W. Bush travels to Saudi
Arabia on behalf of the privately owned Carlyle Group, the 11th largest
defense contractor in the U.S. While there he meets privately with the
Saudi royal family and the bin Laden family. [Source: Wall Street
Journal, Sept. 27, 2001. See also FTW, Vol. IV, No 7 - "The Best Enemies
Money Can Buy," - http://www.copvcia.com/members/carlyle.html. ]

2. January, 2001 - The Bush Administration orders the FBI and
intelligence agencies to "back off" investigations involving the bin
Laden family, including two of Osama bin Laden's relatives (Abdullah and
Omar) who were living in Falls Church, VA - right next to CIA
headquarters. This followed previous orders dating back to 1996,
frustrating efforts to investigate the bin Laden family. [Source: BBC
Newsnight, Correspondent Gregg Palast - Nov 7, 2001].

3. Feb 13, 2001 - UPI Terrorism Correspondent Richard Sale - while
covering a trial of bin Laden's Al Q'aeda followers - reports that the
National Security Agency has broken bin Laden's encrypted
communications. Even if this indicates that bin Laden changed systems in
February it does not mesh with the fact that the government insists that
the attacks had been planned for years.

4. May 2001 - Secretary of State Colin Powell gives $43 million in aid
to the Taliban regime, purportedly to assist hungry farmers who are
starving since the destruction of their opium crop in January on orders
of the Taliban regime. [Source: The Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2001].

5. May, 2001 - Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, a career
covert operative and former Navy Seal, travels to India on a publicized
tour while CIA Director George Tenet makes a quiet visit to Pakistan to
meet with Pakistani leader General Pervez Musharraf. Armitage has long
and deep Pakistani intelligence connections and he is the recipient of
the highest civil decoration awarded by Pakistan. It would be reasonable
to assume that while in Islamabad, Tenet, in what was described as "an
unusually long meeting," also met with his Pakistani counterpart, Lt.
General Mahmud Ahmad, head of the ISI. [Source The Indian SAPRA news
agency, May 22, 2001.]

6. June 2001 - German intelligence, the BND, warns the CIA and Israel
that Middle Eastern terrorists are "planning to hijack commercial
aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and
Israeli culture." [Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, September 14,
2001.]

7. July, 2001 - Three American officials: Tom Simmons (former U.S.
Ambassador to Pakistan), Karl Inderfurth (former Assistant Secretary of
State for South Asian affairs) and Lee Coldren (former State Department
expert on South Asia), meet with Pakistani and Russian intelligence
officers in Berlin and tell them that the U.S. is planning military
strikes against Afghanistan in October. A French book released in
November, "Bin Laden - La Verite Interdite," discloses that Taliban
representatives often sat in on the meetings. British papers confirm
that the Pakistani ISI relayed the threats to the Taliban. [Source: The
Guardian, September 22, 2001; the BBC, September 18, 2001.The Inter
Press Service, Nov 16, 2001]

8. Summer 2001 - According to a Sept. 26 story in Britain's The
Guardian, correspondent David Leigh reported that, "U.S. department of
defense official, Dr. Jeffrey Starr, visited Tajikistan in January. The
Guardian's Felicity Lawrence established that US Rangers were also
training special troops in Kyrgyzstan. There were unconfirmed reports
that Tajik and Uzbek special troops were training in Alaska and
Montana."

9. Summer 2001 (est.) - Pakistani ISI Chief General Mahmud (see above)
orders an aide to wire transfer $100,000 to Mohammed Atta, who was
according to the FBI, the lead terrorist in the suicide hijackings.
Mahmud recently resigned after the transfer was disclosed in India and
confirmed by the FBI. [Source: The Times of India, October 11, 2001.]

10. Summer 2001 - An Iranian man phones U.S. law enforcement to warn of
an imminent attack on the World Trade Center in the week of September
9th. German police confirm the calls but state that the U.S. Secret
Service would not reveal any further information. [Source: German news
agency "online.ie", September 14, 2001.]

11. August 2001 - The FBI arrests an Islamic militant linked to bin
Laden in Boston. French intelligence sources confirm that the man is a
key member of bin Laden's network and the FBI learns that he has been
taking flying lessons. At the time of his arrest the man is in
possession of technical information on Boeing aircraft and flight
manuals. [Source: Reuters, September 13.]

12. Summer 2001 - Russian intelligence notifies the CIA that 25
terrorist pilots have been specifically training for suicide missions.
This is reported in the Russian press and news stories are translated
for FTW by a retired CIA officer.

13. July 4-14, 2001 - Osama bin Laden receives treatments for kidney
disease at the American hospital in Dubai and meets with a CIA official
who returns to CIA headquarters on July 15th. [Source: Le Figaro,
October 31st, 2001.]

14. August 2001 - Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian
intelligence to warn the U.S. government "in the strongest possible
terms" of imminent attacks on airports and government buildings.
[Source: MS-NBC interview with Putin, September 15.]

15. August/September, 2001 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops
nearly 900 points in the three weeks prior to the attack. A major stock
market crash is imminent.

[This was either a natural economic cycle, or brought on by
foreknowledge of industrialists etc. who were informed of the coming
Sept 11 attack]

16. Sept. 3-10, 2001 - MS-NBC reports on September 16 that a caller to a
Cayman Islands radio talk show gave several warnings of an imminent
attack on the U.S. by bin Laden in the week prior to 9/11.

17. September 1-10, 2001 - In an exercise, Operation "Swift Sword"
planned for four years, 23, 000 British troops are steaming toward Oman.
Although the 9/11 attacks caused a hiccup in the deployment the massive
operation was implemented as planned. At the same time two U.S. carrier
battle groups arrive on station in the Gulf of Arabia just off the
Pakistani coast. Also at the same time, some 17,000 U.S. troops join
more than 23,000 NATO troops in Egypt for Operation "Bright Star." All
of these forces are in place before the first plane hits the World Trade
Center. [Sources: The Guardian, CNN, FOX, The Observer, International
Law Professor Francis Boyle, the University of Illinois.]

18. September 6-7, 2001 - 4,744 put options (a speculation that the
stock will go down) are purchased on United Air Lines stock as opposed
to only 396 call options (speculation that the stock will go up). This
is a dramatic and abnormal increase in sales of put options. Many of the
UAL puts are purchased through Deutschebank/AB Brown, a firm managed
until 1998 by the current Executive Director of the CIA, A.B. "Buzzy"
Krongard.
[Source: The Herzliyya International Policy Institute for
Counterterrorism, http://www.ict.org.il/, September 21; The New York
Times; The Wall Street Journal.]

19. September 10, 2001 - 4,516 put options are purchased on American
Airlines as compared to 748 call options. [Source: ICT - above]

20. September 6-11, 2001 - No other airlines show any similar trading
patterns to those experienced by UAL and American. The put option
purchases on both airlines were 600% above normal. This at a time when
Reuters (September 10) issues a business report stating, "Airline stocks
may be poised to take off."

21. September 6-10, 2001 - Highly abnormal levels of put options are
purchased in Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, AXA Re(insurance) which owns
25% of American Airlines, and Munich Re. All of these companies are
directly impacted by the September 11 attacks. [Source: ICT, above; FTW,
Vol. IV, No.7, October 18, 2001,
http://www.copvcia.com/members/oct152001.html. ]

22. It has been documented that the CIA, the Israeli Mossad and many
other intelligence agencies monitor stock trading in real time using
highly advanced programs reported to be descended from Promis software.
This is to alert national intelligence services of just such kinds of
attacks. Promis was reported, as recently as June, 2001 to be in Osama
bin Laden's possession and, as a result of recent stories by FOX, both
the FBI and the Justice Department have confirmed its use for U.S.
intelligence gathering through at least this summer. This would confirm
that CIA had additional advance warning of imminent attacks. [Sources:
The Washington Times, June 15, 2001; FOX News, October 16, 2001; FTW,
October 26, 2001, - http://www.copvcia.com/members/magic_carpet.html;
FTW, Vol. IV, No.6, Sept. 18, 2001 -
http://www.copvcia.com/members/sept1801.html; FTW, Vol. 3, No 7, 9/30/00
- www.copvcia.com/stories/may_2001/052401_promis.html.

23. September 11, 2001 - Gen Mahmud of the ISI (see above), friend of
Mohammed Atta, is visiting Washington on behalf of the Taliban. [Source:
MS-NBC, Oct. 7.]

24. September 11, 2001, For 35 minutes, from 8:15 AM until 9:05 AM, with
it widely known within the FAA and the military that four planes have
been simultaneously hijacked and taken off course, no one notifies the
President of the United States. It is not until 9:30 that any Air Force
planes are scrambled to intercept, but by then it is too late. This
means that the National Command Authority waited for 75 minutes before
scrambling aircraft, even though it was known that four simultaneous
hijackings had occurred - an event that has never happened in history.
[Sources: CNN, ABC, MS-NBC, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times.]

25. September 13, 2001 - China is admitted to the World Trade
Organization quickly, after 15 years of unsuccessful attempts. [Source:
The New York Times, Sept. 30, 2001.]

26. September 15, 2001 - The New York Times reports that Mayo Shattuck
III has resigned, effective immediately, as head of the Alex (A.B) Brown
unit of Deutschebank.

27. September 29, 2001 - The San Francisco Chronicle reports that $2.5
million in put options on American Airlines and United Airlines are
unclaimed. This is likely the result of the suspension in trading on the
NYSE after the attacks which gave the Securities and Exchange Commission
time to be waiting when the owners showed up to redeem their put
options.

28. October 10, 2001 - The Pakistani newspaper The Frontier Post reports
that U.S. Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain has paid a call on the Pakistani
oil minister. A previously abandoned Unocal pipeline from Turkmenistan,
across Afghanistan, to the Pakistani coast, for the purpose of selling
oil and gas to China, is now back on the table "in view of recent
geopolitical developments."

29. Mid October, 2001 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average, after having
suffered a precipitous drop has recovered most of its pre-attack losses.
Although still weak, and vulnerable to negative earnings reports, a
crash has been averted by a massive infusion of government spending on
defense programs, subsidies for "affected" industries and planned tax
cuts for corporations.

Now, let's go back to the October 31 story by Le Figaro - the one that
has Osama bin Laden meeting with a CIA officer in Dubai this June.

The story says that, "Throughout his stay in the hospital, Osama Bin
Laden received visits from many family members [There goes the story
that he's a black sheep!] and Saudi Arabian Emirate personalities of
status. During this time the local representative of the CIA was seen by
many people taking the elevator and going to bin Laden's room. "Several
days later the CIA officer bragged to his friends about having visited
the Saudi millionaire. From authoritative sources, this CIA agent
visited CIA headquarters on July 15th, the day after bin Laden's
departure for Quetta.

"According to various Arab diplomatic sources and French intelligence
itself, precise information was communicated to the CIA concerning
terrorist attacks aimed at American interests in the world, including
its own territory.".

"Extremely bothered, they [American intelligence officers in a meeting
with French intelligence officers] requested from their French peers
exact details about the Algerian activists [connected to bin Laden
through Dubai banking institutions], without explaining the exact nature
of their inquiry. When asked the question, "What do you fear in the
coming days?' the Americans responded with incomprehensible silence.".

"On further investigation, the FBI discovered certain plans that had
been put together between the CIA and its "Islamic friends" over the
years. The meeting in Dubai is, so it would seem, consistent with 'a
certain American policy.'"

Even though Le Figaro reported that it had confirmed with hospital staff
that bin Laden had been there as reported, stories printed on November 1
contained quotes from hospital staff that these reports were untrue. On
November 1, as reported by the Ananova press agency, the CIA flatly
denied that any meeting between any CIA personnel and Osama bin Laden at
any time.

In the most ironic twist of all, FTW has learned that Le Figaro is owned
by the Carlyle Group, the American defense contractor which employs
George Bush Sr., and which had as investors - until they sold their
stake on October 26 - the bin Laden family.

Who do you believe? In coming stories FTW will prove to you that this
war, which according to Dick Cheney, may not end in out lifetimes, has
been in the works for at least four years.

Michael C. Ruppert P.O. Box 6061-350, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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Northwoods: A Plan for Terror to Justify War
Comments by Jared Israel
Key Excerpts from the Previously Classified Northwoods Document and Links to the Full Text
[Posted 10 December 2001]
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The Northwoods plan for staging phony attacks on the U.S. to justify invading Cuba was developed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962. It was never implemented, perhaps due to fear of Soviet retaliation.

The Northwoods document was obtained by the National Security Archive:

"an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A tax-exempt public charity, the Archive receives no U.S. government funding; its budget is supported by publication royalties and donations from foundations and individuals."

The Emperor's Clothes summary of evidence, "Guilty for 9-11," charges that the Bush Administration staged the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The purpose: to justify a U.S. military crusade, an eternal War Against Terror, starting with the invasion of Afghanistan. (1)

But the attack on Afghanistan is not intended to fight terrorism. Rather than crushing terrorism, the U.S. Establishment hopes to create a new, more subservient terrorist apparatus in Afghanistan, including elements of both the Northern Alliance and 'moderate' Taliban.

The goal of the current protracted war against a weak foe - indeed, against a foe largely created by the U.S. and its client states, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia - is to position the U.S. military-intelligence apparatus firmly in Central Asia.

>From that strategic position, Washington hopes to complete the dismemberment of the states of the former Soviet Union.

U.S. military and intelligence operatives will cultivate quislings like Mr. Putin, penetrate military defense structures and political groups in the former Soviet States, instigate terrorist attacks to destabilize the area, and build or take control of powerful military bases. These will be used to stage direct military assaults when, as is sure to happen, some of the former Soviet Republics resist. Thus this strategy risks nuclear war.

Some people who oppose the Afghan war disagree with this explanation. They claim that Mr. Bush's motive is to establish control of oil deposits in the Caspian basin and/or to construct oil pipelines.

This theory has been put forward by everyone from the U.S. Communist Party to some conservative Websites.

The other day I received an email with an article by the reporter John Pilger, who says:

"Bush's concealed agenda is to exploit the oil and gas reserves in the Caspian basin, the greatest source of untapped fossil fuel on earth and enough, according to one estimate, to meet America's voracious energy needs for a generation."

Mr. Pilger is dead wrong. The U.S. does not need to destabilize highly volatile Central and Southern Asia, which includes several nuclear powers, just to get oil.

Consider Fidel Castro's statement on this subject. Castro has survived four decades of attempts by the world's biggest superpower to destroy the revolution in his tiny country. (Indeed, Cuba was the proposed target of Operation Northwoods!) So perhaps Mr. Castro understands a thing or three about U.S. strategy.

In a speech on 2 November, Castro said:

"I do not share the view that the United States' main pursuit in Afghanistan was oil. I rather see it as part of a geo-strategic concept. No one would make such a mistake simply to go after oil, least of all a country with access to any oil in the world, including all the Russian oil and gas it wishes. It would be sufficient for the U.S. to invest, to buy and to pay."
(full text at: http://www.embacuba.ca/Doc-e.htm )

The Emperor's Clothes editors (and, by the way, virtually everyone in the former Soviet Union) agree.

Indeed the immediate effect of 9-11 and the current military campaign has been to destabilize the oil business. For example Enron, one of the main U.S. energy companies and Mr. Bush's biggest contributor, (3) has been driven into bankruptcy.

TODAY AFGHANISTAN, TOMORROW RUSSIA, AND THEN - THE WORLD

Why is this economic disruption justified in the minds of the fraction of a percent who control the U.S.? Because they have a 'grand' strategy. That strategy is to seize the center of the Central Asian chessboard and from there to reduce the states of the former Soviet Union to the status of impoverished protectorates, just as the U.S. Establishment is now doing to the NATO puppet state (!) of Macedonia. (4)

Indeed, Macedonia is an object lesson. Macedonia has done everything Washington asked, and as a reward, Washington has unleashed the fascist-terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army against Macedonia.(4)

Russian President Putin's subservience to Washington will not protect Russia from getting the Macedonian treatment. Rather, Mr. Putin's haste to do everything Washington wants, including, apparently, to rid his country of heavy missiles, will only encourage the most aggressive behavior by Washington. Mr. Putin's slave-like devotion to Bush does not prove our analysis of Washington's intentions is wrong. Rather, his openly quisling behavior, so shocking to millions of Russians, indicates that the attack on Russia is proceeding, bull steam ahead.

By reducing the former Soviet Union to a series of bite-sized protectorates, the U.S. Establishment would gain control of 1/6 of the earth's land surface - not only oil deposits, but vast forests, gold, diamonds, natural gas, iron and other minerals, not to mention millions of impoverished but highly skilled workers, and on and on.

At the same time, Washington could eliminate or control the former Soviet Union's still immense military power, which even now restrains U.S. adventures. Of course this does not mean the U.S. Establishment will not use the excuse of the phony war on terror to attack other countries, such as Iraq. But the strategic target is the former Soviet Union.

This analysis is dealt with more thoroughly in
'Why Does Washington Want Afghanistan'
and in
'Why is NATO Decimating the Balkans and Trying to Force Milosevic to Surrender?' (2)

COULD U.S. LEADERS BE CAPABLE OF INSTIGATING THE HORRORS OF 9-11

Many people believe that the Bush administration took advantage of 9-11 in order to launch the war and impose repressive measures at home.

In reality Washington did not just take advantage of 9-11. Rather, it instigated 9-11, just as the Joint Chiefs of Staff proposed instigating fake attacks on Americans in 1962 - to create a climate where military action seems justified.

As for the campaign of repression at home - with its nightmarish Homeland Security, its assault on legal guarantees, and its star chamber Military Tribunals - this campaign is in part intended to silence the millions of people who suspect that Bush and other top leaders were involved in some way in making 9-11 happen.

Some people ask us: how can you believe that our leaders are capable of such cynicism, murderous cruelty, ruthlessness and dishonesty?

That is why Operation Northwoods is so important. For we now know that in 1962 the Joint Chiefs of Staff proposed staging phony attacks to destroy U.S. property, killing Cuban refugees and U.S. citizens, in order to create a wave of indignation and rage, to justify an invasion of Cuba that could have killed hundreds of thousands of people and possibly led to nuclear war.

Below are excerpts from and comments on the Joint Chiefs' Operation Northwoods document. It was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. At the end of this article, we have provided links to the document, which we set up in standard WebPage format (easy to read). You can also read it in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, via a link to the National Security Archive, at George Washington University.

Northwoods is reality.

WHAT DOES NORTHWOODS SAY?

The Northwoods proposal was authorized and tentatively approved by the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff. It had a very clear purpose:

"1. The Joint Chiefs of Staff have considered the attached Memorandum for the Chief of Operations, Cuba Project, which responds to a request* of that office for brief but precise description of pretexts which could provide justification for U.S. military intervention in Cuba.

"2. The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend that the proposed memorandum be forwarded as a preliminary submission suitable for planning purposes." See Operation Northwoods, page i, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-i.htm

The aim was disinformation, to create the false impression that Cuba had viciously attacked Americans:

"5. The suggested courses of action appended to Enclosure A are based on the premise that US military intervention will result from a period of heightened US-Cuban tensions which place the United States in the position of suffering justifiable grievances. World opinion, and the United Nations forum should be favorably affected by developing the international image of the Cuban government as rash and irresponsible, and as an alarming and unpredictable threat to the peace of the Western Hemisphere." See Operations Northwoods, page 2, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-2.htm

The document argued that Cuba should be attacked within a few months, before it could join the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. Thus the plan was not only deceitful and murderous, including, as we shall see, towards Americans, it was also cowardly:

"6. While the forging premise can be utilized at the present time it will continue to hold good only as long as there can be reasonable certainty that US military intervention in Cuba would not directly involve the Soviet Union." See Operations Northwoods, page 2, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-2.htm

The Northwoods document was to be forwarded to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. McNamara claims he never saw it; but then, he also claims that during the 1960s he was opposed to the Vietnam War. Tell that to the families of the dead GIs whom he exhorted to kill the dead Vietnamese. I wouldn't believe Robert McNamara if he said it was Monday:

"8. It is recommended that:

"A. Enclosure A together with its attachments should be forwarded to the Secretary of Defense for approval and transmittal to the Chief of Operations, Cuba Project." See Operations Northwoods, page 3, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-3.htm

Northwoods recognized that the best justification for attacking Cuba was to trick Cuba into attacking U.S. forces first:

"1. Since it would seem desirable to use legitimate [sic!] provocation as the basis for US military intervention in Cuba, a cover and deception plan, to include requisite preliminary actions such as has been developed in response to Task 33 o [this may be a 'c'] could be executed as an initial effort to provoke Cuban reactions. Harassment plus deceptive actions to convince the Cubans of imminent invasion would be emphasized. Our military posture throughout execution of the plan will allow a rapid change from exercise to intervention if Cuban response justifies." See Operations Northwoods page 7, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-7.htm

But the document also called for staging phony Cuban attacks on U.S. installations:

"(5) Blow up ammunition inside the [Guantanamo] base; start fires.
(6) Burn aircraft on air base (sabotage).
(7) Lob mortar shells from outside of base onto base. Some damage to installations."
See Operations Northwoods page 8, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-8.htm

Some of the proposed attacks could be used to portray the Cubans as heartless monsters:

"It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday or any grouping of persons with a common interest to support chartering a non-scheduled flight.' See Operations Northwoods page 10, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-10.htm

While the plan does not actually call for killing the college students mentioned above - only seeming to kill them - the Joint Chiefs did suggest the possibility of killing some Cuban refugees, or at least wounding them, as long as there was plenty of publicity to make it all worthwhile:

"The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized." See Operations Northwoods page 9, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-9.htm

Or perhaps some U.S. servicemen could be blown up:

"3. A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged in several forms:
a. We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba." See Operations Northwoods page 8, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-8.htm

Nothing personal, you know. All part of the game.

Note that in #3, above, the Joint Chiefs seem to take it for granted that the sinking of the Maine, which was used to justify the Spanish-American war, was a staged incident. Keep in mind that to this day - over a hundred years after the incident - the U.S. military refuses to publicly acknowledge that the Maine was destroyed in a Northwoods-style provocation, though they privately know this was the case.

Northwoods called for elaborate schemes to create the proper illusions:

"6. Use of MIG type aircraft by US pilots could provide addition provocation. Harassment of civil air, attacks on surface shipping and destruction of US military drone aircraft by MIG type planes would be useful as complementary actions. An F-86 properly painted would convince air passengers that they saw a Cuban MIG, especially if the pilot of the transport were to announce such fact. The primary drawback to this suggestion appears to be the security risk inherent in obtaining or modifying an aircraft. However, reasonable copies of the MIG could be produced from US resources in about three months." See Operations Northwoods page 9, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-9.htm

There is a phrase in the text above that could be used to sum up to the morality of Northwoods as a whole: "The only drawback to this scheme appears to be security." Thus the Joint Chiefs recommended that:

"b. This paper NOT be forwarded to commanders of unified or specified commands.
c. This paper NOT be forwarded to US officers assigned to NATO activities.
d. This paper NOT be forwarded to the Chairman, US Delegation, United Nations Military Staff Committee." See Operations Northwoods page 3, http://emperors-clothes.com/images/north-3.htm

We have prepared the text of Northwoods in WebPage format. Some people find this easier to navigate than the format in which the National Security Archive posted it, which is Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

You may read the document in either format. If you are in doubt, use the WebPage format. It's easier to navigate.

For WebPage format click here
or go to
http://www.emperors-clothes.com/images/north-i.htm

For George Washington University's National Security Archive page for the Operation Northwoods Adobe Acrobat PDF file go to:
http://www.gwu.edu/%7Ensarchiv/news/20010430/doc1.pdf
Note: For some reason, this Adobe file is only accessible if you cut and paste the url into your browser...

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FURTHER READING:
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(1) Two Sections of "GUILTY FOR 9-11" are now posted. A third should be posted by 12 December. Section 1 is at
http://emperors-clothes.com/indict/indict-1.htm.
Section 2 is at
http://emperors-clothes.com/indict/indict-2.htm.
Section 3 will be posted at
http://emperors-clothes.com/indict/indict-3.htm

For a map and timeline for American Airlines Flight 77, good luck, in 2007.

 

(2) Concerning Washington's motives for attacking Afghanistan, see
'Why Does Washington Want Afghanistan?'
and
'Why is NATO Decimating the Balkans and Trying to Force Milosevic to Surrender?'

(3) On Enron's financial assistance to Mr. Bush's presidential campaign, see, for example, 'Meet Enron, Bush's Biggest Contributor,' by Pratap Chatterjee,' at http://www.progressive.org/pc0900.htm

(4) On the U.S.-directed assault on pro-U.S. (!) Macedonia, see
'Articles Documenting U.S. and European Involvement in Terrorism Against Macedonia'
at
http://emperors-clothes.com/mac/list-m.htm


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2 Big Mind Jobs On
The World - 911's
Money Trails To Bonesmen

By Roy Sawyer
c2news@hushmail.com
1-10-2

As this U.S. investigator and a small number of independent research
journalist retrace the financial trails connecting the (911) attack and the
other acts of bio terrorism; with evidence that the anthrax was made in this
country, the overwhelming evidences points to the White House using some
members inside the CIA, FBI, NSA, Justice and Treasury departments.

Those involved that would have profited financially are President Bush's
German (Skull and Bones) AKA Bonesmen and the German-based global banking
conglomerate Deutsche bank-Alex Brown.

The combined firm is the single largest bank in Europe.

This Bank played several key roles in the events connected to the September
11 attacks.

Those responsible for the (911) and Bio attacks have used this mind control
act of distraction before.

Mind Job #1

In 1933, shortly after Hitler's appointment as Chancellor of Germany, the
German Parliament was set on fire by the Nazis, but the Communists were
blamed for this act of terrorism against the German people.

Following the Nazi-inspired arson, Hitler exploited the outrage of the German
citizens to arrogate to himself dictatorial powers, which he promised would
be used to rid Germany of Communists.

The next day, Chancellor Hitler demanded from the German cabinet an emergency
decree which would enable him to deal decisively with the domestic crisis.
President von Hindenburg signed the decree "for the Protection of the people
and the State."

The grandfather of President George W. Bush (Skull & Bones, AKA Bonesmen in
the year 1968) was Prescott Bush (Skull & Bones of 1917), and his great grand
father was George Herbert Walker.

Prescott Bush and George Herbert (Bert) Walker were directors of the London-
affiliated New York banking house of Brown Brothers-Harriman and its various
fronts, which funded and directed the military-industrial complex behind
Hitler and the Nazi revolution. In 1919, George Herbert Walker had organized
W.A. Harriman & Co which merged with the British Brown Brothers in 1931.

In 1924, Averell Harriman (Skull & Bones, 1913) and Fritz Thyssen, the German
industrialist who began funding Hitler in 1923, set up the Union Banking
Corp. in New York to handle funds supplied to it through Thyssen's Dutch bank
for American investment.

Prescott Bush, who had been an officer of the W.A. Harriman bank since 1926,
was a director of the Union Banking Corp from 1934 through 1943.

According to government documents, "all of the shares of the Union Banking
Corp., were held for the benefit of members of the Thyssen family."

In 1942, the U.S. government investigative report that surfaced during 1945
Senate hearings found that the Union Bank, with Prescott Bush on the board,
was an "interlocking concern" with the German Steel Trust that had produced:

50% of Nazi Germany's pig iron
41% of Nazi Germany's universal plate
36% of Nazi Germany's heavy plate
38% of Nazi Germany's galvanized sheet
45% of Nazi Germany's pipes and tubes
22% of Nazi Germany's wire
35% of Nazi Germany's explosives

Mind Job # 2

A major French publication (Le Figaro) was the first to report that Bin Laden
meets with a CIA agent in a Dubai Hospital.

It is reported that during the month of July Bin Laden's was visited by the
local CIA representative in United Arab Emirates who was seen going into Bin
Laden's room and later reported leaving the country after July 14 going back
to Washington, after some many information meetings.

Dubai, is one of the seven emirates of the Federation of the, North-East of
Abi-Dhabi.

This city, population 350,000, was the backdrop of a secret meeting between
Osama bin Laden and the local CIA agent.

A partner of the administration of the Hospital in Dubai claims that Bin
Laden stayed at this hospital between the 4th and 14th of July.

He was admitted to this American Hospital with four bodyguards, as well as a
male Algerian nurse.

The American funded Hospital is a glass and marble building situated between
the Al-Garhoud and Al-Maktoum bridges.

Each floor of the hospital has two "VIP" suites and fifteen rooms.

The Saudi billionaire Osama bin Laden was treated at this well-respected
Urology department run by Dr. Terry Callaway, gallstone and infertility
specialist.

Communication between the CIA and Bin Laden began in early 1979 when, as a
representative of his family's business, bin Laden began recruiting
volunteers for the Afghan resistance against the Russian Army.

FBI investigators examining the embassy bombing sites in Nairobi and Dar es
Salaam discovered that evidence led to military explosives from the US Army,
and that these explosives had been delivered three years earlier to Afghan
Arab rebels, currently known as the Taliban.

The infamous international volunteer brigades involved side by side with Bin
Laden's Al Qaida during the Afghan war against the Russian Army.

The Deutsche Bank Alex Brown

A.B. 'Buzzy' Krongard - The current Executive Director of the (CIA) Central
Intelligence Agency was the former Chairman of the investment bank Deutsche
Bank Alex Brown as well as the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Bankers
Trust.

Krongard rejoined the CIA in 1998 as counsel to a CIA Director George Tenet.

He has now been promoted to CIA Executive Director in 2001 by President Bush
in March.

(911) was used as a cattalos for the bonesmen and the German Deutsche Bank to
profit off the blood and terror of people in the summer 2001 as well as
aidding the agenda to push the world into a New World Order.

A September 21, 2001 story by the Israeli Herzliyya an international policy
institute for counter- terrorism, entitled ,

Black Tuesday: "The World's Largest Insider Trading Scam"

Documents the following trades connected to the September 11 attacks:

Between September 6 and 7, the Chicago Board Options Exchange saw purchases
of 4,744 put options on United Airlines, but only 396 call options.

Some 4,500 of these options were bought by people with advance knowledge of
the imminent attacks, these 'insiders' would have profited by more than $5
million. On September 10, 4,516 put options on American Airlines were bought
on the Chicago exchange, compared to only 748 calls.

There was no public news before (911) that would point to a justifiable
reason for this trading activity.

Some 4,000 of these options trades for the 'insiders' would gain more than $4
million.

The levels of put options purchased above were more than six times higher
than normal.

No similar trading on airlines stocks occurred on the Chicago exchange in the
days immediately preceding Black Tuesday after the reopening.

Morgan Stanley Dean Whittier & Co., which occupied 22 floors of the World
Trade Center, saw 2,157 of its October $45 put options bought in the three
trading days before Black Tuesday; this compares to an average of 27
contracts per day before September 6.

Morgan Stanley's share price fell from $48.90 to $42.50 in the aftermath of
the attacks. 2,000 of these options contracts were bought based upon
knowledge of the approaching attacks, their purchasers profited by at least
$1.2 million.

Merrill Lynch & Co., with headquarters near the World Trade Center, saw
12,215 October $45 put options bought in the four trading days before the
attacks; the previous average volume in those shares had been 252 contracts
per day; a 1200% increase!

When trading resumed, Merrill's shares fell from $46.88 to $41.50; assuming
that 11,000 option contracts were bought by 'insiders' their profits would
have been some $5.5 million. European regulators are examining trades in
Germany's Munich Re, Switzerland's Swiss Re, and AXA of France, all major
reinsurers with exposure to the Black Tuesday disaster.

"FTW Note: AXA also owns more than 25% of American Airlines stock making the
attacks a double whammy for them."

On September 29, 2001 - A cover-up story that has gone unnoticed by the major
media - the San Francisco Chronicle reported: "Investors have yet to collect
more than $2.5 million in profits they made trading options in the stock of
United Airlines before the Sept. 11, terrorist attacks, according to a source
familiar with the trades and market data.

The uncollected money raises suspicions that the investors - whose identities
and nationalities have not been made public - had advance knowledge of the
strikes.

The suspension of trading for four days after the attacks made it impossible
for some not to cash-out quickly and claim their profits before investigators
began looking at unusual stock trading.

October series options for UAL Corp. were purchased in highly unusual volumes
three trading days before the terrorist attacks for a total outlay of $2,070;
investors bought the option contracts, each representing 100 shares, for 90
cents each; total represents 230,000 shares.

Those options are now selling at more than $12 each. There are still 2,313 so-
called 'put' options outstanding valued at $2.77 million and representing
231,300 shares according to the Options Clearinghouse Corp."

The source familiar with the United trades identified Deutsche Bank Alex
Brown, the American investment banking arm of German giant Deutsche Bank, as
the investment bank used to purchase some of these options. This operation
was managed by Deutsche Bank Alex linked to the current Executive Director of
the (CIA) AB Krongard.

As reported in other news stories, Deutsche Bank was also the hub of insider
trading activity connected to the German Munich Re, Switzerland's Swiss Re,
and AXA of France; just before the attacks.

The current crisis in America extends far beyond Osama bin Laden's terrorist
network to the larger terrorist network of elite Anglo-Americans the AKA
Bonesmen -- who financed the Nazi terrorist machine now and in the past;
whose objective remains the extermination of all individuals deemed unworthy
of survival in the New World Order.

This story is for the people's freedom and all information sources are
verifiable.


By Roy Sawyer
c2news@hushmail.com
CEO, Editor And Chief Reporter
Con2versial News and Media Network Inc.

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