Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Why Question the Official 9/11 Story: Part One

If we set aside the official explanation of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we are left with many facts that clearly contradict the story, but not enough evidence to piece together an explanation of what happened.

The deathly precision of the attacks and the magnitude of planning would have required years of planning. Such a sophisticated operation would require the fixed frame of a state intelligence organization; something not found in a loose group, like the one led by the student Mohammed Atta in Hamburg.

- Eckehardt Werthebach, former president of Germany's Verfassungsschutz intelligence service

No one in his right mind wants to believe that out government had anything to do with 9/11. Conpiracy theories emerge when there are too many fact that are not analyzed by official bodies.

Several things are clear about 9/11. (1) The Bush administration moved heaven and earth to try to prevent a Congressional inquiry and then to restrict what the 9/11 commission knew. (2) The official story neglects so much and is often so implausible that the numbr of people who believe it diminishes each month. ( 3) Defenders of the official story have now fallen back to claiming that the Islamic terrorists were marvelously efficient while nothging in the US government seemed capable of working then, or before the tragic event. (4) An examination of FBI records make it clear that two hijackers , Al-Mihdhar and Hazmi, were in San Diego , when the Commission timeline has them elsewhere. (5) For some reason, the press has shown little interest in digging into the nitty gritty of what is known, and it denounces doubters as nut cases and conspiracy theorists.

In a recent address ( 2008) Attorney General Michael Mukasey said that there were Al Qaeda telephone calls from Afghanistan, routed through Yemmen to the US that involved preparations for the attack. He was attacking the FISA law as it then existed, claiming that the calls were not recorded. The fact is that NSA could intercept foreign calls and did so in that instance. It apparently did not share the calls with the FBI, as the AG claimed. The 9/11 Commission report does not mention the calls, and the commissioners refuse to comment on this. It would also be interesting to know if the surveillance was tied to the pending attack on Afghanistan .

The 9/11 Commission was co-chaired by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and former Congressman Lee Hamilton. Hamilton had, over the years, conducted a number the hearings on the so-called October, 1980 Surprise and gave the Repubnlicans every benefit of the doubt. At another point, he played a role is suppressing evidence about CIAQ involvement in the Contra drug trade. Kean, through Hess Oil, had business dealings with Khaloid bin Mahfouz, Osama’s brother-in-law and bagman. But of course, George W. Bush also had business dealings with bin Mahfouz.

Ray McGovern, a respected CIA veteran, pronounced the 9/11 report “a joke,” noting there were many unanswered questions.

In 2004, former German intelligence minister Andreas von Bulow was interviewed on the Canadian TV show, “Cloak and Dagger.” Von Bulow did not buy the official assessment of what happened on September 11. He thought the hijacking of the four airliners and the three coordinated strikes required the orchestration of the apparatus of’state and industry.” He noted that none of the names of the alleged terrorists were on the passenger lists. However, he must have been referring to victim lists as the government did not release the passenger list for years, and their names did appear when the documents were made public. He added that leaving flight manuals in rented cars seemed too amateurish. That “Cloak and Dagger” broadcast had high ratings but was cancelled soon after the Von Bulow interview.

Bulow might have been wrong. We will probably never have a very full picture of what happened on September 11. The event is similar to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Official explanations pass over important matter and advance improbably hypotheses. New information, probably including some disinformation, continually appear.

General Leonid Ivashov, former chief of staff for the Russian military, insisted it was an inside job. Like Bullow, he said that only the secret services have the ability to organize something like this. He doubted that Al Qaeda had the necessary resources, leadership, or expertise.

Former Italian president ( 1985-1992) and prime minister Francesco Cossiga told C Corriere della Serra in late 2007 that 9/11 was the work of Mossad and the CIA. The reason for the attack was the desire to attack Afghanistan and Iraq. He added that Italian intelligence had discovered that a recent Osama bin Laden tape attacking Silvio Berlusconi , a former prime minister, had been made in Bertusconi’s film studio in Milan. He earlier said about 9/11

The mastermind of the attack must have been a’sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel. I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel.

In his last statement, he said it is now common knowledge among intelligence agencies that 9/11 was an inside job. Cossiga has kept good relations with Vladimir Putin and Putin may have given him some information.
Cossiga is known for his close ties to Italian and Western intelligence people. He helped establish Operation Gladio, an underground network of former fascists who were to engage in guerilla warfare if there were a Soviet invasion. There was no invasion, so the underground operatives went about creating violent incidents and blaming them on the Red Brigades. Cossiga had to resign rather than face impeachment when former Prime Minister Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti revealed the false flag operations of Operation Gladio. There were other CIA backed stay-behind forces elsewhere in Europe, and they too engaged in false flag terrorism. In 1978, he was interior minister when Prime Minister Aldo Moro was kidnapped and assassinated. Some thought this was the work of Gladio men because Moro was trying to seek a modus vivendi between the Christian Democrats and the Communists. In March, 2001, a former Gladio agent said:

You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple: to force ... the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security

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