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
11th And The Bush Administration
By Walter E. Davis, PhD
one of the most critical questions of the twenty-first century concerns why the
terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were not prevented. As I outline below,
there are numerous aspects regarding the official stories about September 11th
which do not fit with known facts, which contradict each other, which defy
common sense, and which indicate a pattern of misinformation and coverup. The
reports coming out of Washington do very little to alleviate these concerns.
example, the Congressional report released on July 25, 2003 by a joint panel of
House and Senate intelligence committees concluded that 9/11 resulted in C.I.A.
and F.B.I. "lapses." While incompetence is frightening enough given a
$40 billion budget, it is simply not consistent with known facts. It is
consistent with the reports from other government scandals such has the Iran
Contra Affair which produced damage control and cover up but not answers to the
more probing questions. But perhaps a comparison to Watergate is more apropos
since we now have twenty-eight pages of this report, which the Bush
Administration refuses to release. The report from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) is believable unless you are seriously interested in
the truth. Under more careful scientific scrutiny, it does not answer some very
across the country call for an investigation into Bush’s lies about the
reasons for war on Iraq. Many people may accept the fact of Bush’s false
pretext for a war on Arab people in a distant place, especially after the fact.
However, few people will be as accepting if it is shown that this Administration
was complicit in acts of atrocities against its own people.
magnitude of the crisis is readily apparent by noting that 9/11 serves as a
pretext for a never-ending war against the world, including preemptive strikes
against defenseless, but resource rich countries. It also serves as a pretext
for draconian measures of repression at home, including the cabinet level
Department of Homeland Security and Patriot Act I, and its sequel. September 11th
has become the cause for numerous other acts from massive increases in military
spending and to a Fast Track Trade Agreement for the President.
date, investigations stop far too short, the public is left in the dark on too
many questions easily answered, and no one in the Bush Administration has been
held accountable for any actions surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The National Commission on Terrorists Attacks Upon the United States, which was
formed at the insistence of the family of some of the victims, is continuing to
hold hearings and a final report is expected by May, 2004.
It remains to be seen if, after
a two-year lapse, they can come closer to the truth about September 11th.
I believe that this would only happen if public pressure were brought to bear
and accountability demanded from the Bush Administration. Accountability for any
atrocity should attract the attention of serious investigative reporters, media
critics and even news commentators. That is their chosen responsibility. Who is
to raise the question of why journalists and others in the mass media are
failing the people of the U.S. and the world?
this article, I outline twenty-two items of evidence and questions, each one
sufficient reason to demand an investigation into why September 11th
was not prevented. Together, these items suggest that the most plausible
explanation of events is that the Bush Administration was complicit in the
terrorist attacks. This should be a national and international scandal.
What is being discovered will
shock many people, which is one of the reasons for deliberate corporate media
coverup. But a significant number of people within the U.S. see (or will see)
the consistencies in the events surrounding 9/11 as described below, and what
they know about U.S. foreign policy. Nevertheless, the degree to which this
Administration is pursuing a course of world domination at any cost is
unprecedented. One of the best ways of putting a halt to this destructive course
is to expose the Bush Administration and insist on their accountability to the
American people. Thus, the intent of this article is to help fill the void in
the media on the issue of the Bush Administration’s complicity in 9/11.
is the official story: On the morning of September 11, 2001 four Boeing
passenger jets were hijacked within an hour by nineteen Arab terrorists armed
with boxcutters. Pilots among these terrorists took control of the commercial
planes and changed course toward targets in New York City and Washington D.C.
Two of the planes were deliberately crashed into the Twin Towers, causing fires
within the towers, which melted the steel support structures, thereby causing
the buildings to collapse completely. A third plane was deliberately crashed
into the Pentagon. Passengers on the fourth plane overpowered the hijackers and
caused the plane to crash in Pennsylvania. This was an attack on America planned
and directed by Osama bin Laden as the leader of Al-Qaeda, a previously obscure
anti-U.S. international terrorist organization composed mainly of Arabs. This
story cries out for further explanations, but nothing official is forthcoming.
People are simply expected to believe the official version without question.
of Complicity by the Bush Administration in 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
following twenty-two separate and related points, citing evidence requiring
further investigation, and include questions that demand answers, were
formulated on the basis of the information from the several sources cited at the
end, which should be consulted for verification and documentation. These sources
contain extensive detailed information and analysis beyond what is provided in
this summary. I hope that this information will incite public outrage leading to
The entire United States intelligence community knew of the 9/11 attacks
before hand, including the fact that commercial jets were to be used as bombs;
they also knew the approximate dates and possible targets but were called off
their investigations. Western intelligence had been aware of plans for such
terrorist attacks on U.S. soil as early as 1995. The plan was known as
"Project Bojinka." It was known to both the CIA and FBI and was
described in court documents in the trial in New York of Ramzi Yousef and Abdul
Murad for their participation in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center
to eight weeks prior to September 11th, all internal U.S. security
agencies were warned of the impending Al-Qaeda attacks. The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) was warned of the attack but did nothing to beef up
security. At least two weeks prior to September 11th the FBI agents
again confirmed that an attack on lower Manhattan was imminent. However, the FBI
agents were commanded to cut short their investigations into the attacks and
those involved. Agents were threatened with prosecution under the National
Security Act if they publicized information pertaining to their investigations.
Some field agents predicted, almost precisely, what happened on September 11th.
early as 1997, Russia, France, Israel, the Philippines and Egypt all warned the
U.S. of the possibility of the attack. Warning also came from came from several
others sources as well. Recently (May 25, 2002), CBS revealed that President
Bush had been warned in an intelligence briefing on August 6, 2001that bin Laden
might be planning to hijack commercial planes for a domestic attack in the U.S.
There is incontrovertible evidence that the US Air Force all across the
country was comprehensively "stood down" on the morning of September
11th. Routine security measures, normally in place, which may well
have been able to prevent the attacks, or reduce their impact, were suspended
for one hour while the attacks were in progress, and re-instated once they were
over. Sequence of events:
a.m.: American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston smashed into the north tower of
the WTC. The tower collapses at 10:28 a.m.
a.m.: United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston smashed into the south tower. It
completely collapses at 9:59am.
a.m.: AA Flight 77 from Dulles hits the Pentagon.
a.m.: United Flight 93 from Newark crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Air Force Base is a huge military installation about 10 miles from the Pentagon.
On September 11th there were two entire squadrons of combat-ready
fighter jets at Andrews. They failed to do their job of protecting the skies
over Washington D.C. Despite over one hour’s advance warning of a terrorist
attack in progress, not a single Andrews fighter tried to protect the city. The
FAA, NORAD and the military have cooperative procedures enabling fighter jets to
automatically intercept commercial aircraft under emergency conditions. They do
not need instructions from the White House to carry out these procedures, yet
they were not followed.
Airline Flight 11 departed from Boston Logan Airport at 7:45 a.m. Between 8:13
and 8:20 a.m. Flight 11 became unresponsive to ground control and radar
indicated that the plane had deviated from its assigned path of flight. Two
Flight 11 airline attendants had separately called American Airlines reporting a
hijacking, the presence of weapons, and the infliction of injuries on passengers
and crew. At this point an emergency was undeniably clear. Yet, according to
NORAD's official timeline, NORAD was not contacted until 20 minutes later at
8:40 a.m. Tragically the fighter jets were not deployed until 8:52 a.m., a full
32 minutes after the loss of contact with Flight 11.
175, 77 and 93 all had this same pattern of delays in notification and delays in
scrambling fighter jets. Delays that are difficult to imagine considering a
plane had, by this time, already hit the WTC. The plane striking the pentagon is
particularly spectacular. After it was known that the plane had a problem, it
was nevertheless able to change course and fly towards Washington, for about 45
minutes, fly past the White House, and crash into the Pentagon, without any
attempt at interception. All the while two squadrons of fighter aircraft were
stationed just 10 miles from the eventual target. Unless one is prepared to
allege collusion, such a scenario is not possible by any stretch of the
Neither the Joint Chief of Staff, the Secretary of Defense nor the President
of the United States acted according to well established emergency protocols. Acting
Joint Chief of Staff General Richard B. Myers stated that he saw a TV report
about a plane hitting the WTC but thought it was a small plane. So he went ahead
with his meeting. By the time he came out of the meeting the Pentagon had been
hit. Whose responsibility was it to relay this emergency to the Joint Chief of
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was at his desk when AA77 crashed into the
Pentagon. How is it possible that the National Military Command Center, located
in the Pentagon and in contact with law enforcement and air traffic controllers
from 8:46 a.m., did not communicate to the Secretary of Defense, also at the
Pentagon, about the other hijacked planes especially the one headed to
Washington? After he was notified, why did he go to the war room?
actions of the President, while the attacks were occurring, indicate that he
deliberately avoided doing anything reasonably expected of a President wanting
to protect American citizens and property. Why didn't the Secret Service inform
him of this national emergency? When is a President supposed to be notified of
everything the agencies know? Why was the President permitted by the Secret
Service to remain in the Sarasota elementary school? At 9.05, nineteen minutes
after the first attack and two minutes after the second attack on the WTC,
Andrew Card, the presidential chief of staff, whispered something in President
Bush’s ear. The president did not react as if he was interested in trying to
do something about the situation. He did not leave the school, convene an
emergency meeting, consult with anybody, or intervene in any way, to ensure that
the Air Force completed it’s job. He did not even mention the extraordinary
events occurring in New York, but simply continued with the reading class. His
own explanations of his actions that day contradict known facts.
the case of a national emergency, seconds of indecision could cost thousands of
lives; and it's precisely for this reason that the government has a whole
network of adjuncts and
to insure that these top officials are among the first to be informed, not the
last. Where were these individuals who did not properly inform the top
short, the CIA, the DCI, the State Department, the President, and key figures
around him in the White House, were ultimately responsible for doing nothing
in the face of the mounting evidence of an impending threat to U.S. national
security. Incompetence is a highly improbable explanation.
Prior to 9/11, the US intelligence agencies should have stopped the nineteen
terrorists from entering this country for intelligence reasons, alone. Fifteen
of the nineteen hijackers' visas should have been unquestionably denied because
their applications were incomplete and incorrect. Most of the 19 hijackers
were young, unmarried, and un-employed males. They were, in short, the
"classic over-stay candidates". A seasoned former Consular officer
stated in the National Review magazine, "Single, idle young adults
with no specific destination in the United States rarely get visas absent
are several cases damaging to the credibility of the official accounts of 9/11.
But the U.S. response to Mohamed Atta, the alleged lead hijacker, is most
extraordinary. The FBI had been monitoring Atta’s movements for several months
in 2000. According to PBS’ Frontlines, the Immigration and
Naturalization Service failed to stop Atta from entering the U.S. three times on
a tourist visa in 2001, even though officials knew the visa had expired in 2000,
and that Atta had violated its terms by taking flight lessons. Furthermore, Atta
had already been implicated in a terrorist bombing in Israel, with the
information passed on to the United States before he was first issued his
How did many of the hijackers receive clearance for training at secure U.S.
military and intelligence facilities, and for what purposes? Many of the
terrorist pilots received their initial training in Venice, Florida at one of
two flight schools of highly questionable credibility and with approval of US
intelligence. Mohamed Atta had attended International Officers School at
Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama; Abdulaziz Alomari had attended
Aerospace Medical School at Brooks Air Force base in Texas; Saeed Alghamdi had
been to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. These are all
names of identified hijackers, so why has the U.S. government attempted to deny
the match? As early as three days after the 9/11 attacks, FBI Director Robert S.
Mueller III claimed that these findings were new and had not been known by the
FBI previously. This claim is a lie.
Moussaouri was arrested after his flight trainers at the Minnesota flight
school, Pan Am International Flight Academy, reported highly suspicious
behavior. He was greatly unqualified; he wanted to learn to fly a 747 but
wasn’t interested in takeoffs or landings; he was traveling on a French
passport, said he was from France, but could not speak French. When
the French said he was a suspected terrorist connected to Al-Qaeda. However, a
special counter terrorism panel of the FBI and CIA reviewed the case and
are numerous glaring anomalies, illegalities and scandals connected with Wally
Hilliard and Rudi Dekker’s Huffman Aviation School at Venice, Florida where
other hijackers trained. Dekkers had no aviation experience and was under
indictment in his native country, The Netherlands, on financial charges. He
purchased his aviation school at just about the time the terrorist pilots moved
into town and began their lessons. He has yet to be investigated even though he
initially trained most of the hijackers.
Aviation was awarded a five-year contract to run a large regional maintenance
facility at Lynchburg at a time when the company virtually had no assets,
employees, or corporate history and did not posses the necessary FAA license
needed to perform the maintenance. Britannia was a company with known CIA
connections. It was operating illegally out of Huffman Aviation, the flight
school which trained Al-Qaeda hijackers and was given a "green light"
from the Justice Department’s Drugs Enforcement Administration, and the local
Venice Police Department was warned to "leave them alone." Why?
How were the hijackers able to get specifically contraband items such as
box-cutters, pepper spray and, according to one FAA executive summary, a gun on
those planes? On the morning of September 11th, when the 19
hijackers went to purchase their tickets and to receive their boarding passes,
nine were singled out and questioned through a screening process. But they
passed the screening process and were allowed to continue on with their mission.
At a time when the U.S. intelligence community was on alert for an imminent
Al-Qaeda attack, the Bush Administration made it easier for Saudi visitors to
come to the U.S. under a program called U.S. Visa Express, introduced four
months before September 11th. Michael Springmann, former head of
the Visa Bureau at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia said that he was
repeatedly ordered by high-level State Departtment officials to issue visas to
unqualified applicants. His complaints to higher authorities at several agencies
went unanswered. In a CBC interview, he indicated that the CIA was indeed
complicit in the attacks.
Most of the hijackers were Saudis, as is Osama bin Laden, and the Saudi Arabian
government is known to give financial support to terrorist organizations. Why is
Iraq and not Saudi Arabia a target if the US government is concerned about
terrorism? Saudi Arabia’s government cooperates with US oil and arms
industries; Iraq did not. Iraq is forced to now, of course. At least fifteen of
the far-flung network of terrorist pilots received their money from the same
source. There is specific evidence that Osama bin Laden continues to receive
extensive support, not only from members of his own family, but also from
members of the Saudi establishment. A New Statesman report stated that
"Bin Laden and his gang are just the tentacles; the head lies safely in
Saudi Arabia, protected by U.S. forces." The hijackers responsible for 9/11
were not illiterate, bearded fanatics from Afghanistan. They were all educated,
highly skilled, middle-class professionals. Of the 19 men involved, 13 were
citizens of Saudi Arabia.
Why were the FBI called off its investigation of Osama bin Laden and the
Saudi Royal Family prior to 9/11? Moreover, why were the FBI Agents ordered to
curtail their investigation of these attacks on October 10, 2001? The FBI
has repeatedly complained that it has been muzzled and restricted in its
attempts to investigate matters connected to Bin Laden and Al Qeada. One law
enforcement official was quoted as saying, "The investigative staff has to
be made to understand that we’re not trying to solve a crime now." FBI
Agents are said to be in the process of filing a law suit agents the Agency for
the right to go public.
Osama Bin Laden was unofficially convicted of the attacks within a time frame
that could not possibly have allowed any intelligence to have been gathered
which supported the accusation. That is, it would be impossible if they did not
already have that information. How could they have had no warning of an
operation, which must have been very difficult to keep under wraps, but then be
able to name the culprit in less than a day? And if they had some forewarning of
the attack, even if it was not specific, then it raises even more questions
about government agencies’ complicity.
is not logical that Bin Laden was involved, and actually impossible, unless he
was involved in the capacity of collusion with US authorities, or at best, in
the context of the US knowing all along what he was up to, and deliberately
allowing him to do it. The point has already been made that if he was involved,
then it cannot have been a surprise, which in turn, points to the President and
others in his administration.
day one, there has not been a shred of publicly available evidence against Bin
Laden. Up until mid December, there was nothing but the continued repetition of
his name. The official documents detailing allegations against Bin Laden provide
no convincing evidence. Of the 69 points of "evidence" cited, ten
relate to background information about the relationship between Bin Laden and
the Taliban. Fifteen relate to background information regarding the general
philosophies of Al Qeada, and it's relationship to Bin Laden. None give any
facts concerning the events of 9/11. Most do not even attempt to directly relate
anything mentioned to the events of that day. Twenty-six list allegations
related to previous terrorist attacks. Even if they were convictions of previous
terrorist attacks, everybody knows that this isn't worth the paper it's written
on, in terms of evidence for involvement of September 11th.
less than four hours of the attacks taking place, the media were fed comments,
which assumed Bin Laden's guilt, comments made on the basis of events, which
could not possibly have occurred. The Pentagon and the Department of Defense
used dialogue attributed to Bin Laden, in an effort to incriminate him, while
refusing to release all of the dialogue, and refusing to issue a verbatim,
literal translation. Why was it considered necessary to lie, in order to create
a case against Bin Laden? The truth could well implicate the Bush
Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency (ISI) was indirectly involved in September
11th. The links between Al Qaeda, Pakistan’s ISI and the CIA; and,
between the ISI, Osama bin Laden and the Taliban Axis are a matter of public
record. Pakistan has also long been a supporter of Al Qeada. The Pakistani
ISI (secret service) has been a mechanism by which the CIA indirectly channeled
support to Al Qeada and has been used by successive US administrations as a
"go-between." Pakistan's military-intelligence apparatus constitutes
the core institutional support to both Osama's Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Without
this institutional support, there would be no Taliban government in Kabul. In
turn, without the unbending support of the US government, there would be no
powerful military-intelligence apparatus in Pakistan.
was reported that ISI’s Director-General, General Mahmoud Ahmad, had funneled
$100,000 to the lead hijacker, Mohamed Atta, shortly before September 11th.
The U.S. government protected him, and itself, by asking him to resign quietly
after the discovery, thus blocking a further inquiry and a potential scandal. In
the wake of 9/11, the Bush Administration consciously sought the
"cooperation" of the ISI, which had been supporting and abetting Osama
bin Laden and the Taliban. In other words, the Bush Administration's relations
with Pakistan's ISI, including its "consultations" with General
Mahmoud Ahmad in the week prior to September 11th, raise the issue of
"cover-up" as well as "complicity". While Ahmad was talking
to U.S. officials at the CIA and the Pentagon, the ISI allegedly had contacts
with the 9/11 terrorists.
The USA and Bin Laden are not the enemies they pretend to be. It is
established beyond doubt that senior members of the Bush administration have
close links to the Bin Laden Family and this relationship is still going on
behind the scenes. In fact, there is plenty of circumstantial evidence to
indicate that Bin Laden, may have had something to do with 9/11, but the problem
is that it also implicates the Bush Administration, the CIA, George Bush Senior,
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates.
is well known that Bin Laden’s close working relationship with the CIA began
in the 1980’s. The claim is that they have since fallen out, but this story is
a lie. According to the mainstream media spin, this is OK, because the rest of
the family has disowned Osama for his terrorist activities and anti-US views.
This spin is also a lie.
"blowback" thesis is a fabrication. The evidence amply confirms that
the CIA never severed its ties to the "Islamic Militant Network".
Since the end of the Cold War these covert intelligence links have not only been
maintained, they have become increasingly sophisticated.
How was it possible for the World Trade Center’s two towers to have
completely collapsed as a result of two jet planes? The towers in fact stood for
forty-five and ninety minutes after the crashes. The official story is that
the burning jet fuel caused the steel girders supporting them to melt. However,
there is simply no credibly scientific evidence to support this story. The WTC
towers were designed to take the impact of a Boeing 707. It is highly unlikely
that fire from the jet fuel could have melted the steel girders. This is
especially true of the South tower since the plane did not hit it directly.
Therefore most of the fuel did not fall inside the building. The South Tower was
hit second and fell first. Both towers collapsed evenly and smoothly in a manner
consistent with that caused by a planned demolition. Based upon scientific
evidences, photos and videos of the event, and reports of scientists, the WTC
architect and engineers, it is highly unlikely that the Towers collapsed because
of burning jet fuel rather than demolition. There are also serious questions
regarding the collapse of the building known as WTC7. It is also noteworthy that
ownership of the WTC changed hands several months earlier because if the towers
collapsed because of inside demolition, such accomplishment would require
cooperation from the extensive WTC security forces.
Why was Bin Laden not captured before 9/11, and why has he not been captured
since? There have been several opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden, but no
effort to do so was made. Two US allies, Saudi Arabia, and The United Arab
Emirates, have colluded in deliberately allowing Bin Laden to stay free. Bin
Laden was meeting with the CIA as late as July 2001. An examination of U.S.
attempts to capture Osama bin Laden show they have in fact consistently blocked
attempts to investigate and capture him. Eleven bin Laden family members were
flown safely out of the same Boston airport where the highjacking took place a
few days earlier. Why were they not detained for questioning?
The September 11th disaster has resulted in power and profit at
home and abroad by both the Bin Laden and the Bush families. There are
significant business ties between Bin Laden and senior members of the Bush
administration. Reports have emerged that Carlyle Group, the giant U.S. defence
contractor that employs former President George W. Bush Sr., has had
long-standing financial ties to the bin Laden family. So while there is
compelling evidence that Osama bin Laden has not broken away from his family, it
is also a matter of record that the Bush administration is in turn very
significantly tied to the same family. The Carlyle Group has profited immensely
from the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq and from the militarization of U.S.
Revelations of profits made by insider trading relating to the 9/11 attacks,
point to the top levels of US business and the CIA. The intelligence
community regularly analyzes financial transactions for any suspicious activity.
Only three trading days before September 11th, shares of American and
United Airlines -- the companies whose planes were hijacked in the attacks on
New York and Washington -- were massively "sold short" by investors.
Executive CIA Director AB "Buzzy" Krongard was one of those who
profited from the deal. The names of the other investors remain undisclosed and
the $5 million in profit taking remains unclaimed in the Chicago Exchange
account. No similar trading in other airlines occurred on the Chicago exchange
in the day immediately preceding Black Tuesday. There were also unusual trades
on several companies occupying the World Trade Center, including Morgan Stanley
Dean Witter & Co., and Merrill Lynch & Co. These multiple, massive and
unprecedented financial transactions point unequivocally to the fact that the
investors behind these trades were speculating in anticipation of a
mid-September 2001 catastrophe that would involve both United and American
Airlines and offices in the Twin Towers. To date, both the Securities &
Exchange Commission and the FBI have been tight-lipped about their
investigations of trades. A probe could isolate the investors. Why has nothing
been made public?
Selected persons were told not to fly that day. Newsweek reported that
on September 10th, "a group of top Pentagon officials suddenly
canceled travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of security
concerns." Why was that same information not made available to the 266
people who died aboard the four hijacked commercial aircraft? A significant
number of selected people were warned about flying or reporting for work at the
WTC. San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown received a phone call eight hours before
the hijacking warning him not to travel by air. Salman Rushdie is under a
24-hour protection of UK Scotland yard; he was also prevented from flying that
day. Ariel Sharon canceled his address to Israeli support groups in New York
City just the day before his scheduled September 11th address. John
Ashcroft stopped flying on public airplanes in July of 2001.
evidence exists indicating that government officials knew of the attacks
beforehand. For example, Tom Kenny who was with a rescue squad from FEMA told
Dan Rather of CBS News that, "We arrived on Monday night (September 10th)
and went into action of Tuesday." How is it possible for high government
officials to have been caught by surprise as some claimed?
There are reasonable grounds for suspicion that the U.S. attack on
Afghanistan was already planned before September 11th. A pretext for
war is always needed. From investigative journalist Patrick Martin,
"[t]his examination has found that a specific war on Afghanistan . . .
launched in October 2001 had been planned for at least a year, and in general
terms related to regional strategic and economic interests, had actually been
rooted in at least four years of strategic planning. This planning, in turn, is
the culmination of a decade of regional strategizing. All that was required was
a trigger for these war plans, which was amply provided by the tragic events of
is public knowledge that Unocal and others in the oil industry were negotiating
with Afghan officials for a pipeline across their country as part of the
"Silk Road" strategy. It was also reported that the talks had broken
down. A specific threat made at a meeting: the Taliban can choose between a
"carpets of bombs" - an invasion - or a "carpets of gold"
– the oil and gas pipelines. Experts agree that Central Asia and the Caspian
Basin are central to energy in the 21st century and that energy is
central to political, economic and military power. James Dorian noted in the Oil
& Gas Journal: "Those who control the oil routes out of Central
Asia will impact all future direction and quantities of flow and the
distribution of revenues from new production" (cited in Ahmed, 2002, p.
plans for global domination developed by those of Project for the New American
Century, a neoconservative think tank formed in the Spring of 1997, are also a
matter of public record. These plans included specifics for taking military
control of Central Asia, including regime change in Iraq. The primary architects
of these plans include Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Pearle, Richard Cheney and Donald
Rumsfeld, all part of the first Bush Administration ousted by Bill Clinton and
now back in power with George W. Bush.
The 9/11 attacks came at an extremely fortuitous time for the Bush
administration, the Pentagon, the CIA, the FBI, the weapons industry, and the
oil industry, all of which have benefited immensely from this tragedy. It is
worth noting the acute observations of Canadian social philosopher John
McMurtry: "To begin with, the forensic principle of ‘who most benefits
from the crime?’ clearly points in the direction of the Bush administration. .
. . The more you review the connections and the sweeping lapse of security
across so many coordinates, the more the lines point backwards [to the White
Both the U.S. and the USSR are responsible for the rise of religious
extremism, terrorism and civil war within Afghanistan since the 1980s. The
U.S., however, is directly responsible for the cultivation of a distorted
‘jihadi’ ideology that fueled, along with U.S. arms and training, the
ongoing war and acts of terrorism within the country after the withdrawal of
The Bush Administration is clearly capable of creating or allowing such
atrocities to occur.
Hitler was able to play the
anti-communist card to win over skeptical German industrialists. Certainly the
Bush family are not newcomers to melding political and business interests, they
got their start as key Hitler supporters. Prescott Bush, father of George Bush
Sr., was Hitler’s banker and propaganda manager in New York, until FDR
confiscated his holdings.
George Bush Sr. used Manuel
Noriega as a scapegoat, killing thousands of innocent Panamanians in the process
of re-establishing U.S. control over Panama. It is also widely believed that the
current Bush Administration knowingly misled the people about the war in Iraq.
There are precedents for these kinds of acts of complicity and fabrications. Rejecting
claim that the evidence for collusion is over-ruled by a belief that no country
would do this to its own citizens, simply requires pointing out that the
contemplation of terrorist attacks on U.S. citizens by the CIA is a matter of
public record. The previously classified "Operation Northwoods"
document reveals that in 1962, the CIA seriously considered the possibility of
carrying out terrorist attacks against US citizens, in order to blame it on
Cuba. The plans were never implemented, but were given approval signatures by
all the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The plan included several options, including
killing Cuban defectors or U.S. soldiers, sinking ships, and staging simulations
of planes being shot down. All this was done to blame on Castro as a pretext for
launching a war against Cuba.
from being an unprecedented shocker, suspected government complicity in 9/11
builds on an august and cynical tradition. "It’s the oldest trick in the
book, dating back to Roman times." Examples of democracy being hoaxed
include the sinking of the Maine, Pearl Harbor bombardment,
which President Roosevelt is
believed to have known about beforehand, and the hoax of the Gulf of Tonkin
evidence seems clear that if the many agencies of the U.S. government had done
their jobs, the September 11th attack would likely have been
prevented. If there had been an immediate investigation into the September 11th
attacks, the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq could not have been justified simply
on the basis of terrorism. Surely questions must be asked about why there is yet
no accountability of the Bush administration and why the journalists and others
in mass media are not held responsible for the coverup, deception and lack of
From the evidence presented it
would seem that much public whistle-blowing ought to be taking place. Why is it
not yet evident?
believe that it is important not to approach 9/11 as the possibility of some
grand conspiracy, but a possible conspiracy of some sort nevertheless. One
important insight is how hierarchical authoritarian social systems function. Top
down directives and commands, especially if they carry the weight of threats of
censorship and punishment serve to keep any dissent in check. There is a great
deal of self-censorship operating in all institutions in the United States. It
is also important to recognize the role of a shared ideology among the decision
makers, or perhaps more specifically the
role of what social psychologists, in studies of organizational behavior, call
"groupthink." Groupthink is decision making characterized by
uncritical acceptance of and conformity with the prevailing view. Thus, the will
of a few key persons can be spread within and across government agencies.
the possibility of complicity on the part of the Bush Administration is very
real. At the very least, further and more honest investigations must take place
and some accountability exacted from those responsible.
Mosaddeq Ahmed, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research &
Development, Brighton, England, suggests,
executive branch of the federal government has apparently enabled a lethal
surprise attack with mass murder against two of the founding thirteen colonies,
New York and Virginia. By such an act, the federal government would grossly
violate and void its contract with the states, and abrogate its own
constitutional rights and privileges. Even if you do not accept the complicity
argument, it has failed to protect its largest city from the consequences of its
overweening foreign policies.
a loose handgun, our Federal government has backfired on its owners, the States.
The executive has gone to war in defiance of the Constitution, and Congress has
abdicated its war-making authority on at least 200 occasions since 1945,
according to the Federation of American Scientists. The federal government has
proven utterly incapable and unwilling to remedy its chronic and
world-threatening sickness (p. 376-377).
It seems apropos to conclude: "if you are part of the problem, then you are not part of the solution." The solution then lies with the people themselves and not with any US government agency, least of all the Executive Branch.
Nafeez Mosaddeq (2002). The war on freedom: How and why America was attacked
September 11, 2001. Joshua Tree, CA: Tree of Life Publications. AThe
War on Freedom rips apart
the veil of silence surrounding 9/11, and lets readers look at the facts for
themselves. This riveting and thoroughly documented study [718 citations] is a
"must" resource for everyone seeking to understand the attack on the
World Trade Center of New York on September 11, 2001 and "America’s New
Body of secrets : anatomy of
the ultra-secret National Security Agency : from the Cold War through the dawn
of a new century. New York:
Doubleday, 2001. See for detailed information on Operation Northwood and other
Roger, & Clarke, Ben (Eds.) (2002). September 11 and the U.S. war: Beyond
the curtain of smoke. San Francisco: City Light Books. This is an anthology
of 41 short pieces by more than 30 authors who dissent from the bellicose
actions of the U.S. government since 9-11-01. These essays provide the essential
background and analysis needed to understand the origins and consequences of the
attack of September 11th and the U.S. government’s response.
Michel (2002). War and globalisation: The truth behind September 11.
London: Zed Books. "In this timely study, Michel Chossudovsky blows away
the smokescreen, put up by the mainstream media, that 9-11 was an
‘intelligence failure’. Through meticulous research, the author uncovers a
military-intelligence ploy behind the September 11 attacks, and the coverup and
complicity of key members of the Bush Administration."
Steve (2002). September 11 Attacks: Evidence of U.S. collusion. email@example.com.
Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States http://www.9-11commission.gov/hearings/.
See especially the testimony of Mindy Kleinberg, Stephen Push and others on the
First Public Hearings Archives, p. 163.
See "US preparing
with Afghanistan before 9/11,
increasing control of
Asia before &
since" and several other
See several short articles by Jared Israel, John Flaherty, Illarion Bykov,
Francisco Gil-White and George Szamuely.
This site has numerous links to documented articles and other valuable
This web site has extensive information and detailed analysis. It raises many
serious questions about the official stories and reports. It has undergone
recent revisions based upon new evidence.
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