Bu-lat-lat (boo-lat-lat) verb: to search, probe, investigate, inquire; to unearth facts
Volume 3, Number 30 August 31 - September 6, 2003 Quezon City, Philippines
Complicity and the 9/11 Joint Inquiry
Joint inquiry is to churn out red herrings: a data bank of unconnected
occurrences on "intelligence failures", FBI lapses, etc.
June 2002, in a closed session, the House and Senate intelligence committees
decided to probe "the evolution of the international terrorist threatů
and scrutinize the intelligence community's response through Sept. 11 and
beyond." 1 (SFC, 5 June 2002). The "intelligence panel" was given
the mandate to comb through some 360,000 pages of top secret information
"gathered by wiretaps, spies, and spy satellites" 2 (CBS, 4 June
it just so happens, or is a pure coincidence, that this Congressional inquiry on
9/11 is an initiative of the two individuals Sen. Bob Graham a Democrat and Rep.
Porter Goss, a Republican, who were having breakfast on 9/11 with the alleged
money man behind the terrorist attacks, General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of
Pakistan's Military Intelligence (ISI). (For details see Michel Chossudovsky,
Political Deception: The Missing Link behind 9-11, http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO206A.html
mandate of the joint inquiry is to reveal the truth behind 9/11. What we want,
said Rep. Porter Goss, is: "to explain to the executive branch, Congress
and most importantly to the American people what happened, how it happened, and
what we need to do to reduce the risk of a reoccurrence of such horrific
events." 3 (Miami Herald, 4 June 2002)
joint inquiry has focussed its attention on the "unauthorized
disclosures" which triggered the foreknowledge "Prez knew"
scandal last May. While seeking who is behind these "intelligence
leaks" and punishing the whistleblowers, the broader issue of political
accountability, which is on everbody's lips is not part of the inquiry's terms
joint inquiry was also given the mandate to carefully "document" new
"alleged terrorist threats". The thrust of this exercise --led by Rep.
Porter Goss, a former uncover CIA agent of the Cold War era-- is crystal clear:
distort the history of 9/11, churn out phony intelligence which justifies new
military operations, conduct massive purges within the police and intelligence
apparatus, while weeding out potential whistleblowers and trouble-makers.
mountains of intelligence material have already been collected, through careful
omission, the numerous press and intelligence reports in the public domain
(mainstream media, alternative media, etc), which confirm that key members of
the Bush Administration were involved in acts of political complicity and
camouflage, have been carefully removed from the panel's data bank and excluded
from the joint committee's hearings, held behind closed doors.
fact that Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA, a so-called "intelligence
asset" (confirmed by official reports and congressional transcripts), is
not part of the Joint Inquiry's terms of reference, nor is the insidious role of
Pakistan's military intelligence, which has consistently supported the
"Islamic militant network", always acting on behalf of the CIA. More
specifically, the role of the former head of the ISI, General Mahmoud Ahmad, who
-according to official intelligence sources-- allegedly transferred money to the
9/11 terrorists is not part of the investigation, because this would inevitably
reveal the cozy personal links between the General and key members of the Bush
Cabinet, not to mention the personal relationship between the General and the
two Florida lawmakers.
While "the elephant is sitting right on top of the stack of hay", the intelligence panel has been instructed "to look for pins rather than elephants". In other words, the joint inquiry is to churn out red herrings: a data bank of unconnected occurrences on "intelligence failures", FBI lapses, etc.
San Francisco Chronicle, 5 June 2002.
News, 4 June 2002
Miami Herald, 4 June 2002.
This article published in the Fall 2002 issue of Global
Outlook , was written in June 2002 at the outset of the Joint