"Ba-boom! ... like an earthquake... a giant, giant explosion. ... massive explosion ... huge explosion... huge, gigantic explosions... loud blast... secondary explosions... secondary device... flashes... bombs... shockwave... detonators... controlled demolition... pools of molten steel [...] at the bottom of the elevator shafts... vaporized [steel] ... lava ... [underground] fires of hell... more than 2,800 degrees F [1540°C]..."
Typical terms used by witnesses, mainly firefighters and other rescue personnel, to describe their experiences during the WTC collapses and the clean up of the site. Little of it fits the attack as it was devised by Osama bin Laden and cohorts. See Part 1 for full details on this aspect.
"We calculated that the floors that would be hit would be three or four floors. I was the most optimistic of them all. (...Inaudible...) due to my experience in this field, I was thinking that the fire from the fuel in the plane would melt the iron structure of the building and collapse the area where the plane hit and all the floors above it only. This is all that we had hoped for. ...
"We had notification since the previous Thursday that the event would take place that day. ... The brothers, who conducted the operation, all they knew was that they have a martyrdom operation and we asked each of them to go to America but they didn't know anything about the operation, not even one letter. But they were trained and we did not reveal the operation to them until they are there and just before they boarded the planes. ... Mohammed [Atta] ... was in charge of the group."
November 1, 2001, Osama bin Laden privately discussing details of the attack. A videotape of the conversation was found by U.S. forces on November 9 and released in December. Apart from 19 hijackers running around in the United States, from this it seems clear that Al Qaeda, whoever is behind them in terms of financing and control, plotted the attack, but also that even a very optimistic Osama did not expect a full collapse of the towers - not to mention WTC 7.
"One of the most disturbing moments of our time in South West Florida came when we sat down with two local law enforcement officials who could be considered fairly typical Southern Sheriffs, both of whom ventured the opinion that -- based on what they had witnessed of a 40-year long history of CIA-connected covert operations in their area -- they believed that the CIA was somehow involved in, if not responsible for, the World Trade Center attacks."
2004, Daniel Hopsicker, 'Welcome to Terror Land: Mohamed Atta & the 9-11 Cover-Up in Florida'.
"Henry Kissinger, former You Know What, brought out an international pack of political swells this evening, gathered together at a private dinner-dance at the Pierre Hotel to celebrate his day of birth. David Rockefeller was there. A host of other Formers, including Helmut Schmidt, Peter G. Peterson, Lady Bird Johnson, Happy Rockefeller, Jihan Sadat and Richard Helms were there. ... The highest ranking Present present, from the political point of view, was probably George Shultz."
As the reader will find out, important names when it comes to the events of 9/11, not to mention an earlier event from 1963. (May 27, 1983, Washington Post, 'Presents and Formers For Kissinger's Birthday').
Ultimately the theory is put forward that key members of the Trilateral Commission (pretty much all suspects here happen to be members), combined with old guard/old boy CIA officers in organizations as the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), the OSS Society and Le Cercle manipulated, possibly ordered, through intermediaries, Osama bin Laden's plot against the United States. Not only did they allow the attack to happen, they made sure it was devastating enough to receive a carte blanche on rearranging the entire Middle East. Crucial help in manipulating and/or running Al Qaeda's hijackers was provided by top level persons in Saudi Arabia, who not only are key sponsors of terrorism but also major allies of the CIA's old guard and the Bush family in particular. A role in the destruction of the towers may have been delegated to Israel, with certain key neoconservatives in the Bush administration fully supporting the plot.
Some of the suspected plotters in this article include building owners Lewis Eisenberg, Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy; AIG and Blackstone heads Henry Kissinger, Maurice Greenberg and Peter Peterson, who had access to WTC security and owned WTC 7; veteran CIA officers John Deutch, David Cohen, Richard Helms, Ted Shackley and CIA/Carlyle partners George H. W. Bush and Frank Carlucci. Among the major Saudi suspects, often partners in Carlyle, are Prince Turki al Faisal, Adnan Khashoggi, Bandar bin Sultan and Yeslam bin Laden.
If it turns out that cooperation of the tenants of the impact and collapse floors was crucial (and that's not certain), then additional suspects include Jeffrey Greenberg, Vernon Jordan, James Wolfensohn, Jacob Rothschild, Paul Volcker, Joseph Kasputys, Joseph Nye, Toru Hashimoto and Toru Kusukawa. Many of the suspects have already been familiar to readers of this site through ISGP's Superclass Index and various other articles, with most being members of the Trilateral Commission - an interesting coincidence, even more so because most other floors in the tower had less clear such a connection.
There's also evidence that President Bill Clinton, with his history that includes suspicions that he helped cover up CIA drug trafficking as a governor in Mena and his brother later lobbying for the related Gambino crime family in New York, knew about Mohammed Atta from the moment he took flying lessons at a Florida flight school owned by a cocaine importer, while the CIA's Cofer Black from the very beginning was aware that Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar had entered the United States on the other side of the country, straight from an Al Qaeda conference. Black subsequently became a key player in all the blackest operations of the War on Terror: extraordinary rendition, torture, JSOC assassinations, Blackwater and the drone program. Another suspect is one of Black's closest allies in the hunt for Osama bin Laden since 1996 as his subordinate at both the CIA's Counter-Terrorist Center and Blackwater, Enrique 'Ricky' Prado, who in 2012 was exposed as a major government drug dealer and hit man for Florida mafia boss Alberto San Pedro. The latter is known to have been protected by Senator Bob Graham of the later 9/11 Joint Intelligence Inquiry, which he co-chaired with the CIA's Porter Goss. On the morning of 9/11 Graham and Goss were having breakfast with Pakistani intelligence (ISI) chief General Mahmud Ahmed, an alleged financier of 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta.
President Bush, the FAA's General Mike Canavan, a former JSOC commander and Osama bin Laden hunter; and secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld should all be arrested on charges of criminal negligence on 9/11. Bush was stalling relentlessly while the planes were on their way to their targets, even holding off his national security advisor Condoleezza Rice to have a chat with the teacher of the year. Rumsfeld locked himself in his office after the first attack and joined the Pentagon rescue efforts after the Pentagon impact. Considering Rumsfeld and Bush were the only ones in the nation with the authority to issue shoot down orders, their irrational decisions on the morning of 9/11 are more than a little curious. Things get even more curious when one considers Bush's father, George H. W. Bush, and Rumsfeld best friend and political protege, Frank Carlucci, were key players in the old CIA-Saudi Safari Club network and partners with the same terror-sponsoring Saudis through the Carlyle Group.
Other suspects are secretary of transportation Norman Mineta, whose bizarre account to the 9/11 Commission about Cheney's alleged shoot-down orders simply cannot be true, with no one seemingly interested in getting to the bottom of the discrepancies in his account. While theories about vice president Dick Cheney's shoot-down and certainly stand-down orders appear to be incorrect, he is most definitely a suspect in the 9/11 event. Cheney's firm KBR Halliburton and its (founding) partnership with the Russian military intelligence firm Far West since 1998 seems to have been of incredible importance in the managing of international terrorist networks, in partnership with top level and already familiar CIA officers, Saudi intelligence heads and the Pakistani ISI. Far West also stands at the root of Shamil Basayev's terrorist campaigns in Russia, in which in part Putin's KGB/FSB was suspected. There is also evidence that this partnership, with cooperation of CIA front firm Diligence LLC, was trying to set up Iran for a future invasion by boosting its (nuclear) cruise missile capabilities, not to mention that there is also every indication that Far West was among those companies shipping Afghan opium towards the West via KBR-built Bagram Air Base.
As for Al Qaeda and other Muslim terrorists, their backbone seems to have been foundations as the Mercy International Relief Agency, Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), the Muwafaq Foundation (Blessed Relief), the Al Haramain Foundation, the SAAR Foundation and others, all at one time or another with top level backing of Saudi intelligence, the CIA and U.S. government in general, as well as Russian GRU elements as Far West. The United States has used these extremists in Afghanistan, the Balkans and seemingly later on in Syria. With Saudi intelligence and financiers clearly on board, it would have been relatively easy to steer Osama bin Laden into carrying out a major terrorist attack in the United States without anyone in the Al Qaeda ranks knowing about any manipulation.
The motives of these establishment interests behind 9/11 appear to be a mix of the following:
An existing clear and present danger of Muslim terrorism that was there to exploit. The idea of any conspiracy is to keep the lie as close to the truth as possible to prevent exposure. In ISGP's scenario, Osama bin Laden remains at the core of the 9/11 conspiracy and is the one bringing credibility to the lie. If there was a conspiracy, then at the very least the international security services, with their vastly bigger budgets and resources than Osama and his 300 robbers, infiltrated Al Qaeda, stepped aside, and kept close watch on the progression of what would become the 9/11 conspiracy. As the Iraq War demonstrates, manufacturing evidence from nothing is next to impossible; manipulating Al Qaeda was basically the only way to go. The militia movement or ecological "terrorists" wouldn't have been particularly credible nor desirable.
Carte blanche on reshaping the entire Middle East in order to push China and Putin's emerging Russia out of the oil, gas and mineral markets in Eurasia.
Bush himself wanted to go after Saddam Hussein to finish what his father had started and for a 1993 attempt to assassinate his father. The pro-Israel neoconservatives would be applauding this, as well as any action against the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah-Hamas state terrorist axis.
Or, much more likely, Bush, with his oil industry background, and the oil companies backing his presidency, schemed to take over Iraq's nationally-owned oil reserves, the second largest in the world behind Saudi Arabia. In fact, they did. As Bush's treasury secretary Paul O'Neill revealed in the 2004 book The Price of Loyalty, just 10 days into Bush's presidency on January 30, 2001, Bush, his national security advisor Condoleezza Rice (a key George Shultz protege), CIA director George Tenet, Donald Rumsfeld (a best friend of former CIA deputy director and Carlyle chairman Frank Carlucci) and Dick Cheney presented a carefully scripted plan to other national security council members and staffers, including a highly surprised secretary of state Colin Powell and Joint Chiefs chair General Hugh Shelton, that Hussein needed to be overthrown because it appeared he was developing weapons of mass destruction. Right from the start Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz were talking about a "post-Saddam Iraq", how tensions could be escalated, and were having maps drawn up of western oil companies that would take over Iraq's oil fields.
With this agenda, the Bush clique immediately hijacked any War on Terror or War on WMDs for personal gain. While the Iraq War provided U.S. citizens with a multi-trillion dollar debt to pay, American and other western oil companies have been making multi-billions a year since the take over of Iraq's oil reserves. This appears to be one of the more obvious reasons behind the Iraq War, the Afghanistan War (oil pipelines from the Caspian Sea, although predicted oil reserves here have been a let down) and maybe even 9/11.
The United States and Israel, were looking to destroy Iraq, Iran and Syria in particular, because these "Axis of Evil" states (which they most certainly are), apart from their sponsoring of Hezbollah and Hamas (not Iraq), have been trying to build nuclear weapons - which simply cannot be allowed. It's entirely possible that elites worried about the spread of Middle Eastern weapons of mass destruction and ICBM technology, do not have faith in the masses to allow them to intervene with devastating force when a Middle Eastern dictatorship is at the brink of developing a nuclear weapon, because the masess cannot see the disastrous long-term ramifications of this and may not be willing to fight any wars over it. If this is the case, it also makes sense why a Sunni-dominated state as Saudi Arabia - a mortal enemy of Shiite Iran and Assad of Syria - would be involved in the 9/11 plot and shielded from involvement by the United States.
After the fall of the USSR, a new enemy, in this case a militia leader with 300 followers that was hardly welcome anywhere, was needed to prevent the military and intelligence agencies from withering away.
It's the ultimate argument to build up the corporate police state (Homeland Security), complete with the reining in of civil liberties (Patriot Acts and on), and the reemergence of large-scale domestic datamining programs, once quietly set up by the Iran Contra crowd during the Reagan administration, but halted with the end of the Cold War and the arrival of Clinton. We're talking NSA programs as PRISM, Boundless Informant and Stellar Wind.
Defense industry greed: ultraconservatives of the Bush 43 administration, basically all regurgitated from the Reagan years, are deeply tied to the Pentagon, CIA and defense corporations. These people stood to make large amounts of money as private defense contractors for the government - if only there was an enemy out there to protect civilians against. Cost overruns for defense systems build for the U.S. government and the Pentagon's inability to account for its spending are notorious, pointing to high-level corruption.
The continuation of the opium trade, which the Taliban had almost completely wiped out the year before 9/11, in order to finance illegal covert operations. The CIA has been in the heroin and cocaine business throughout the Cold War in order to finance some its more secretive covert operations and bypass congress. Cheney's KBR Halliburton, Far West, Saudi Intelligence, the Pakistani ISI, Afghan/CIA warlord General Rashid Dostum, former Turkish prime minister Tansu Ciller, and the Zionist Mikhail Fridman of the Russian Alfa Group and the CFR have all been linked to the Afghan opium trade. So, potentially, there is a tie-in her.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the grand strategist of the liberal and the non-neocon conservative establishment, summarized various of the above-mentioned points when he stated in the late 1990s: "America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad ... democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization". But everyone at the top layer of society benefited from the attack. The (neo)conservatives surrounding the Pentagon primarily for self-serving reasons (business) and to help out foreign interests (Israel). The liberal establishment surrounding the State Department for more strategic geopolitical reasons. This is also the reason behind the bickering which country to invade. The liberal establishment primarily preferred to deal with Afghanistan, keeping Iraq under a United Nations embargo. Syria was another major target of this group. The neoconservatives in the Bush administration, however, preferred to attack Iraq first, soon followed by Iran. Some, like the CIA's top-"neocon" James Woolsey, didn't even want to deal with Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda at all.
Of course, the actual key suspects in the 9/11 attack, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, were left alone, most likely blackmailed into cooperation. Because of the blatant manipulation and the liberal establishment's influence on the media, the Iraq War has been heavily demonized in recent years. This has nothing to do with freedom of the press.
A final note: As for the suspects mentioned in this article, they are not considered absolutely guilty. It simply means that if ISGP was asked to do the work of the FBI, these men most likely would find themselves quickly subpoenaed. In fact, if Osama bin Laden truly did carry out the attack all by himself, he would be the one under criminal investigation. Afghanistan and Pakistan would have been economically squeezed until they gave up the Al Qaeda leader for trial in the U.S. or The Hague - and we would go from there. There wouldn't be any trillion dollar wars with over 100,000 innocent deaths that only help to inflame Muslim fundamentalism. There would be no reining in of civil liberties, no torture, and no executing of suspects as Osama bin Laden. And alternative energy devices (thorium, helium 3, etc.) discussed elsewhere on ISGP would have long been introduced, leaving us primarily to worry about minerals.
In Part 1 and also ISGP's article specifically on WTC 7 all the available evidence is discussed pointing towards the use of explosives and thermate at the World Trade Center during 9/11. Or, alternately, the truly staggering amount of holes in the NIST investigation, which, bizarrely, not one newspaper has ever dared to address. The basic conclusion simply has to be that the evidence is overwhelmingly pointing in the direction of controlled demolition. This brings us to logical follow-up questions, if only for the sake of argument. Questions such as:
- who planted the materials inside the buildings?
- was there help from the inside?
Considering that the evidence shows it is entirely possible that many tons of thermate and explosives were placed inside WTC 1 and 2, as well as a lesser amount in WTC 7, the question of inside help seems answered instantly. There must have been, even with much lower amounts (which wouldn't explain the hyper-intense "more than 2,800 degrees F [1,540°C]" temperatures below Ground Zero).
Common sense would dictate that a small group of people would have looked at the floor plans of the towers - locked away at the Port Authority - to inspect the buildings from top to bottom. Most likely various walls and ceilings were opened up to see where and how shaped charges and thermite could best be attached to girders, H-beams, I-beams or placed inside box columns. The only way to bring up the materials to various parts of the buildings would be through the underground parking lot and by using the elevators. Bomb sniffing dogs, present in the basements, would have to be evaded. Although most likely the dogs would have had trouble smelling thermitic compounds and most of the more irregular explosives, it would probably have been wise to transport everything in when as little security as possible was present in the towers - which would have been in the dead of night. Whatever the details of the plot were, one would expect that either the building owners, the security detail, or some of the tenants could be relied on to not expose the operation. It would have taken only one mistake, one suspicious guard or employee, one accidental discovery, and the materials would have had to be rapidly removed from the building under the guise of a cover story. Even if the absolute top NYFD and NYPD officials working under mayor Giuliani were compromised, there's the risk that too many people would be in the know of suspicious behavior at the WTC, leading to a forced abort of the operation.
Strangely, while basically not a fan of anyone in the 9/11 Truth movement, I fully agree that a scenario painted by Susan Lindauer in 2004 is the most likely, even though I'm not going to vouch for any of the details:
"Both things happened: They knew the airplanes were going to be hijacked, so they used it as a cover to guarantee maximum destruction [of the WTC towers]. ...
"All the things I've told are things that I did directly. I'm not relating what somebody else did or a conversation that somebody else had that has been reported to me. ... But what I'm going to tell you now is from somebody else, okay? ...
"I have been told by someone who saw the videos that at the World Trade Center from approximately August 23rd ... until approximately September 3rd... my friend says that between approximately 3 o'clock in the morning strange vans - the way he put it is "a couple of vans". ... A couple of vans arrived at 3 o'clock in the morning, after the janitorial trucks had left the building. That's very important, because they were able to identify the vans according to make, model, color - and there were no markings on the vans. But the janitorial vans did have markings. So they were able to distinguish that these are not the same vans. They know how janitorial trucks left the building and they actually tracked the paths the janitorial trucks took to drive home. Like the janitorial workers were driving down certain roads to get over to their houses and the CIA and the FBI and the NSA folks tracked those people home. And he was quite convinced that these were the same trucks. And between the hours of 3 o'clock and 5 o'clock these trucks had never been in this building before.
"It was an anomaly, definitely. It wasn't like it was going on for months and months and continued. They showed up for 10 days, 10 or 11 days approximately; then they were never seen again. And that's when they believe they wired the building. And they do believe, my friend absolutely believes it was a thermate bomb. A thermite bomb with potential sulfur in it. ....
"I do believe that that helps to explain some of the missing pieces and I believe this is what happened: They had known about the terrorist attack for months. There was long-term advance knowledge. Assets are being watched. ... Mohammed Atta was an asset, trained by the United States government, supervised by the United States government, and I can assure you that assets are - and I'm speaking from personal experience - heavily controlled individuals. I was never dealing with Iraq and Libya without somebody paying extremely close attention to me at every stage. My phones were tapped and at one point they had wired my house. When they had the handover of the two Libyan men, I went to my basement the same day that they handed over the men, and the ceiling of my basement had been torn out and there were cable wires dangling from the ceiling, about a dozen cable wires. And they had a contractor come over to my house and he said: Wow, somebody really put a kick ass stereo system in your house! That's amazing, you have these wires going to every single room of your house, even in your bathroom. ...
"But the point is, there's no way these assets could have functioned without somebody knowing every single detail of what they were doing. There is no way they could have hidden. They could not have disguised their actions from their handlers, even if they tried to disguise it, it would not work. Believe me, it wouldn't work. ... So it's more likely that they were using Mohammed Atta to guide the conspiracy, to track the conspiracy...
"The 1993 World Trade Center attack killed five people. The bombing of the USS Cole killed 12 people. And once the smoke clears and the catastrophy, the chaos is over, and the noise is done, it's pretty - you know, there's not a lot of damage. Certainly not enough that would allow a government, a pro-war cabal, to throw itself into a new war with Iraq. ... It's not that they spontaneously wired the World Trade Center. They knew it was coming. They wanted to make sure that it had maximum damage when it hit. They knew they were gonna use the airplanes as a cover to demolish the buildings."
Lindauer is unique in the 9/11 Truth movement in the sense that a second cousin of her, Andrew Card, was George Bush's chief of staff on 9/11, and also that she was a relatively high-level intelligence insider who worked under the auspices of Dr. Richard Fuisz. Lindauer liaised for him with the Libyans since 1995 and the Iraqis since 1996. Fuisz has confirmed this. And anybody who looks at the biography of Fuisz, can quickly tell that he indeed has been a CIA asset of some significance. I'm not going to vouch for Lindauer or her intentions, however. She's been invited once for 30 minutes to Coast to Coast AM (see her bio there and of Fuisz) and hangs out with a number of truthers who can't be trusted. Still, I found the scenario she painted interesting enough to share.
One thing that I can say is that Lindauer is part of a trend in which seemingly independent whistleblowers are attacking the neocons, Cheney's Halliburton, and the Iraq War in particular. Gwenyth Todd, from a major eastern establishment and diplomat family, is another such whistleblower. She exposed the neocon agenda to attack Iran (with questionable accusations, however) and as a result apparently was forced to emigrate to Australia. The traditionally liberal-oriented Washington Post is about the only newspaper who did a major story on her, apart from her little anti-Israel, fascist, and 9/11 disinformation clique over at Veteran's Today. CNN's Amber Lyon also exposed the Bahrain angle. She received support from super-liberal easten establishment circles and today is a psychedelic guru with Facebook friends as Alexander Soros, a son of George Soros; and Wyatt Rockefeller, a grandson of Laurance Rockefeller. The dissenting 9/11 Commission member, Senator Max Cleland, questioned little about 9/11 itself. He was primarily backing Richard Clark against the neocon agenda. Clark himself used to be a major anti-neocon whistleblower, but then, without anybody reporting on it, joined the Paladin Group of arch-neocon James Woolsey. Michael Scheuer, the former head of the Osama bin Laden Task Force and Bin Laden Station, is another whistleblower who also prominently attacked the Israeli "fifth column" in the United States around AIPAC and related organizations.
Anyway, in this article we are going to take a look at who owned the buildings, who ran the security and who the tenants of the impact and collapse floors were. To a large extent this article has been inspired by Kevin Ryan's four part series Demolition Access to the WTC Towers, published in 2009 and 2010. Already back in 2005 I was wondering who the tenants at the impact floors were, because anyone trying to realistically simulate a collapse would have to know at approximately which floors the planes would hit in order to move thermate and explosives to that location. Right? Well, that was my thinking at the time, having a hard time accepting that it would be possible to rig the building from top to bottom. Even though there's no evidence for any kind of remote control technology, Osama or Saudi intelligence assets could directly or indirectly have instructed the hijackers to hit certain floors or certain portions of the buildings. This adds additional risk, of course. Not only do the hijackers need to hit the buildings, if they don't hit it in the right spot, the (real) perpetrators couldn't have detonated the charges. However, with more research, as discussed in Part 1, it appears we don't need to worry about this scenario, as it appears there's evidence that the buildings were rigged from at least the first sky lobby at floor 44 and up. Looking at the floor plans and other information, almost the entire core from top to bottom could be accessed without help from the tenants. Combined with sky lobby and maintenance floors, one can get quite far without having to involve any of the tenants. Sure, who knows, the hijackers may still have been under instructions to hit certain floors, but it's not essential in explaining a collapse by controlled demolition. One would also think that any ''superclass'' 9/11 plotters would prefer to keep the lie as close to the truth as possible and just get out of the way and let the hijackers do their thing.
Despite this estimate that the building was rigged as a whole, it doesn't hurt to figure out who exactly occupied these floors. Who knows what we'll come across - an investigation has to start somewhere. Smoke puffs and even sequential flashes seem to be (clearly) visible in corners of floors that consist of tenant spaces. Maybe certain floors did contain more explosives than others. In addition, if there happen to be any elite tenants in the building, they may have been given assurances or warnings beforehand. It's hard to imagine if, let's say, a Henry Kissinger has an office close to the top of the North Tower, that such a person would not been made aware of a plot. There are only so many people who can get away with a conspiracy of the magnitude of 9/11 and looking at ISGP's Superclass Index, they would have to be pretty close to Kissinger. Also, what if a friend or family of the president is located in the towers the moment of the attack? Plotters would have to keep these things in mind, as there might be unexpected backlash if people like that die. Even if a country as Israel would be behind the controlled demolition of the towers, it's hard to imagine that they would regard persons like this simply as collateral damage. There's no way they would and no way they would completely work on their own. Most likely we would see evidence of certain insurance/economic arrangements being made or, immediately before the plot, see high level people with last minute excuses to stay away.
Once again, for those reading the article, keep in mind that originally a lot of importance was attached to the ownership of the impact and collapse floors. While this remains an interesting angle, today it is seen as something that might well be a coincidence. Ownership of the buildings and security access are considered more important indicators at this point. The reader also needs to keep in mind that Kevin Ryan has never put links to any ISGP material, despite being made aware of these articles from the moment they were first published. That's not unusual though: nobody in the 9/11 Truth movement has done so. Ryan is also backing way too much obvious disinformation and his ''demolition access'' material might well be part of that. No, that's right, I've very few good words left for Ryan, as well as his hero Peter Dale Scott, who has been publicly backing Craig Ranke's manipulative and bizarre plane-flyover-at-Pentagon National Security Alert video. Then again, to my surprise, on February 15, 2014 during an interview with The Mind Renewed podcast, Ryan specifically mentioned the Safari Club and even Ted Shackley as key suspects behind 9/11. Gee, I wonder where he got that inspiration from all of a sudden... But I guess he's going in the right direction.
In any case, back in the 2004-2005 period I couldn't figure out that quick who the WTC tenants were, even though, as it turns out, the information had been available from the very beginning through the CoStar Group. A lack of time and experience was probably responsible for that.
Not a whole lot can be added to Ryan's work on the North Tower. He convincingly tied the impact floors to Henry Kissinger and some of his closest friends. However, he was not able to do this in case of the South Tower. For obvious reasons this bothered me, but, as it turns out, the impact floors of both towers can be linked to the same powerful interests. In fact, the evidence is overwhelming that a small group already appearing near the top of ISGP's Superclass Index would have had total access to the impact and collapse floors of both building. In addition to that, this group was responsible for the building's security, was close to the owners of the complex, and would also come to dominate the official inquiries into 9/11. These are important coincidences, because the persons listed in the Superclass Index can already be tied to virtually every other controversial conspiracy of the last few decades. And this group certainly is the only one with the power and influence to cover up something of the magnitude of 9/11.
The World Trade Center Complex, with its Twin Towers, was a project initiated in the mid 1960s by David Rockefeller and his brother Nelson through the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Development Association. The project was a financial disaster for the first three decades of its existence and even during most of the 1990s it was a considerable challenge to attract enough tenants for the complex to be profitable. In 1998 the tower finally reached a 95% occupancy rate. In early 2001 this had increased to 98%, basically the maximum achievable. 1
Manager of the World Trade Center complex since the very beginning was the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Port Authority chairman on 9/11 was Lewis Eisenberg, who had been appointed to the position in 1995 primarily by governor of New Jersey, Christine Todd Whitman, with support of the governor of New York, George Pataki. 2
Post-9/11 both governors were invited to join the notorious American Security Council Foundation, where Henry Kissinger could also be found at that point. 3 Maybe things changed a little, but certainly during the Cold War every person involved in the American Security Council could be considered a CIA asset, with innumerable of them having been involved in highly illegal and immoral black operations. In addition, Whitman was married into an eastern establishment Pilgrims Society family reasonably close to the Rockefellers 4 and was the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official who immediately in the aftermath of 9/11 falsely claimed that the air close to Ground Zero was safe to breathe. Whitman claimed she had been ordered to do so by Dick Cheney.
In 2008 Lewis Eisenberg was national co-chairman of Senator John McCain's presidential campaign, with three men who are close friends and have very strong ties to the impact floors of both towers appointed as honorary co-chairmen of the New York area: Henry Kissinger (Pilgrims), John Whitehead (Pilgrims) and Peter Peterson (Pilgrims) (all in the Superclass Index). Among the directors of McCain's campaign was former 9/11 Commission member John Lehman. 9 Jacob Rothschild, whom we will discuss in relation to the South Tower impact zone, was another of McCain's campaign supporters 10, as well as Lynn Forester de Rothschild. 11 Others were Israeli prime ministers Netanyahu and Barak 12, whose relations to 9/11 will be explained in a minute. The ultra-connected James Woolsey was an advisor to McCain's campaign.
Interestingly, McCain himself wrote the foreword of a 2006 book entitled Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts. The authors of the book were two editors of Popular Mechanics, a magazine that had already sparked controversy in March 2005 for producing the article Debunking 9/11 Lies: Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand up to the Hard Facts. The authors denied the massive evidence for molten steel at the World Trade Center site, denied there was evidence that WTC7 was a controlled demolition and brought up many "conspiracy theories" that have quite clearly been introduced into the conspiracy community with the exact purpose of later discrediting them. In August 2007 the History Channel released a documentary based on the arguments made by Popular Mechanics. Interestingly, the publisher of the magazine, as well as a one-third owner of the History Channel, is the Hearst Corporation. 13 Chairman George R. Hearst, Jr., who has held this position since 1996 14, used to be one of 18 members of the American Security Council's industrial relations committee 15 - meaning that he has been very close to the CIA's black operations crowd. Yeah, just leave it to the Hearst Corporation to inform the public about the truth behind 9/11.
In July 2001 Larry Silverstein, with Frank Lowy as a minor partner, leased the World Trade Center from the Port Authority for a period of 99 years. 16 Two other candidates financially were considered more reliable partners by the Port Authority, but ultimately Silverstein was able to gain control over the WTC complex. There isn't any evidence that Silverstein received a favorable treatment though, although it is known that he was a friend of Pataki and knew some other people at the Port Authority. 17 That doesn't rule out, of course, that there wasn't any manipulation.
There's no doubt that Silverstein and Lowy were part of an extensive international Zionist network. Silverstein was friends with Israeli prime ministers Netanyahu, Sharon and Barak, who all contacted him soon after the attacks to express their sympathies. 18 He has been a chairman of the UJA-Federation 19 and in more recent years hosted a meeting of the B'nai B'rith in the new WTC 7 building. 20 Lowy was a friend of Rupert Murdoch. 21 Both from Australia, Lowy and Murdoch were involved with the American-Australian Association, along with Maurice Greenberg, James Wolfensohn and David Rockefeller - all with close links to the impact floors or the WTC towers. The father of Rupert Murdoch had been a primary founder of the association in 1948, along with representatives of the Morgan bank. 22 Lowy used to be active in the Haganah, the old Zionist intelligence and covert operations network from which Israel's Mossad and covert operations community sprang. It appears Lowy never lost these connections and seems to have maintained contacts at the very highest level, as in 2006 he was the founding chairman of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. Founding vice chairman was Dan Meridor, a former political associate of the ultraright Menachem Begin in the Irgun and Herut. Among the nine founding directors also were Peter Lowy, one of Frank's sons, and Martin Indyk, an early AIPAC employee, a founding executive director of the Zionist-dominated Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), and a member of the international advisory council of the Israel Democracy Institute. 23 How national assets can be sold off to clearly very radical foreign interests without any media scrutiny is a mystery to me.
Indyk appears to be a major liaison between the Israeli and American national security establishments. At WINEP could be found over the years: Henry Kissinger (Pilgrims; Le Cercle), George Shultz (Pilgrims), Alexander Haig (Pilgrims), Lawrence Eagleburger (Kissinger Associates), Paul Wolfowitz (Center for Security Policy; Bilderberg), Richard Perle (Le Cercle; Bilderberg) and James Woolsey (Center for Security Policy). All of them just happen to be discussed in this article about 9/11 and all of them appear high in ISGP's Superclass Index. As for the Israel Democracy Institute, founded in 1991, Shultz was honorary chairman in the years before 9/11. 24 In more recent times James Wolfensohn, his JASON scientist associate Sidney Drell, Henry Kissinger and Senator Joseph Lieberman (a close John McCain ally) also joined the international council, along with Indyk. 25
WINEP and the Israel Democracy Institute are among the tiny few Israel-linked groups the U.S. liberal establishment surrounding the Pilgrims, Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations has been involved with. The America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL), founded in 1971 by Nelson Rockefeller (Pilgrims) and Senator Henry Jackson (American Security Council and founder Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs; employed numerous future neocons in his office; largely responsible for the creation of the (Zionist) Russia mafia monster 26 ), is another such institute. Again Shultz (knew the tenants of the North and South Tower impact and collapse floors) and Kissinger (closely linked to South Tower impact and collapse floors) were involved, along with Mortimer Zuckerman, Vernon Jordan (linked to South Tower impact floor), John Brademas (Pilgrim; Rockefeller man; knew the tenant of the South Tower collapse floors), New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani (who led the WTC privatization effort and was mayor on 9/11), General Paul Vallely (Center for Security Policy; close to Woolsey and the allegedly pedophile Satanist Col. Michael Aquino), CPMAJO executive vice chairman Malcolm Hoenlein and the ADL's national director Abraham Foxman. 27
Getting back to Silverstein, there's no clear evidence of it, but it can be assumed that he was a friend of most of the major Jewish names, including the Rothschilds. Silverstein would have known the Bronfmans and Edmond Safra through the UJA-Federation. 28 Chairman of the board of overseers of B'nai B'rith used to be Edgar Bronfman, where he was flanked by Safra and Max Fisher. 29 All these men were known to have top level connections to the Israeli government.
This Zionist ownership of the World Trade Center in the months before 9/11 has been one of two main reasons for accusations that Israel was behind the attacks. The other important reason has been the arrest of several Israeli "tourists" who appeared to be cheering as the World Trade Center towers collapsed. After their arrest police officers suspected they were involved in the 9/11 plot, because they carried a map with them with certain places highlighted while dogs indicated that at one point explosives were located in the van. 30 To make matters more suspicious, the owner of the company the men were working for fled to Israel soon after 9/11. 31 Later, on Israeli television, the men denied any ties to the Mossad and said they were simply documenting the event. The reason they were happy appears to have been the same as all their other Israeli colleagues: they immediately knew the United States would now strongly ally themselves with Israel, a state regularly confronted with Arab terrorism.
There really isn't much additional evidence for Israel's involvement than this, but it always remains a possibility that Zionists somehow played a role in bringing down the towers. Israel's involvement could potentially undermine any blackmail operations against the U.S. government regarding the event while anyone discussing leads pointing to Israel could be labeled antisemitic. At the same time Israel would greatly benefit with a United States intent on taking down Middle Eastern dictatorships and terrorist networks. Doing things this way may have been a win-win situation for both countries - but in the end it all remains speculation, of course.
In addition to Lewis Eisenberg, Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy, Peter Peterson also played a role in the ownership of the World Trade Center. His Blackstone Group, which in the years prior to 9/11 failed to gain full ownership over the primary security consultant to the WTC (more on that later), did succeed in buying the debt on World Trade Center 7 from the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association. In November 2000 Blackstone announced to be pleased "to be a lender to Larry Silverstein, a seasoned real estate veteran, on one of Manhattan's trophy properties." 32 Nothing changed about this arrangement when Silverstein leased the entire World Trade Complex a year later from Eisenberg's Port Authority. Blackstone still held the mortgage on Building 7 in 2002, when the question arose when and how to build a new building and if not first an agreement with Blackstone should be made. 33 This should make one think. If Silverstein did indeed give permission for the building to be demolished on 9/11 - a reference to the bizarre "pull it" comment 34 - the question can be asked to what extent Peter Peterson of Blackstone had to be consulted. If bombs were located at WTC 7 before 9/11 took place, as seems to have been the case 35, both Silverstein and Peterson would have to be put under investigation.
On 8:46 AM Flight 77 impacted floors 93 to 99 of the North Tower. All these floors were leased by the insurance firm Marsh and McLennan. It's interesting to note that this was the most elite - not to mention "notoriously secretive" - firm in the entire tower. 36 Morgan Stanley, the only other firm that exclusively controlled a similar number of floors, was headed at the time by establishment "outsider" Phil Purcell, involved in a power struggle with the east coast liberal establishment - or "WASP" elite. 37 As could be expected, the effort to oust Purcell was headed by a member of the Pilgrims Society. In addition to this, the head of Marsh and McLennan, Jeffrey Greenberg, was far more intimately connected to the Kissinger group and the CIA than almost any former chairman of Morgan Stanley. It was definitely the most interesting firm in the building.
Jeffrey's father, the already twice-mentioned Maurice Greenberg, was recruited by a high level OSS officer who was the founder of AIG. 38 Greenberg maintained a working relationship with the CIA throughout his life and is known to have been close to the late CIA director William Casey. 39 In fact, Maurice has been considered in the past for a position as CIA deputy director, as well as CIA director 40, obviously making him one of the top outside CIA assets.
Greenberg is close to the top of ISGP's Superclass Index and among the closest friends of Henry Kissinger, the undisputed number 1 in this index. Greenberg's firm AIG has been in a strategic partnership with Kissinger Associates and Peter Peterson's Blackstone Group (the mortgage owner on WTC7) since the early 1980s. 41 Kissinger actually served as advisory board chairman of AIG from 1987 until many years beyond 9/11, effectively co-running the firm with Maurice. 42 In addition, it was Paul Bremer, managing director of Kissinger Associates from 1989 to October 2001, who joined Marsh in November 2000 as a security and terrorism consultant. 43 Bremer drew some attention for appearing on television hours after the attack, explaining that "bin Laden was involved in the first attack on the World Trade Center. ... and there are at least two states, Iran and Iraq, who at least remain on the potential list of suspects." 44 He also played a role in the creation of Homeland Security through the Heritage Foundation 45 and served as an ambassador to Iraq. He additionally drew some attention for having been on the advisory board of Komatsu 46, a Trilateral Commission firm 47 mentioned in Part 1 for having patented a quiet thermite device. It's not really possible, however, to argue that this device was used on 9/11 or has ever even been built.
Almost 20 minutes after the impact of Flight 11, Flight 175 hit the South Tower at floors 77 to 85. In contrast to the North Tower, these floors were not controlled by a single corporation. Floors 77-78 were leased by Baseline International Services, Fuji Bank rented floors 79 to 82, and various other companies were located on floors 83 to 85. 48
Baseline and Fuji Bank are the most significant, because it is at these floors that pre-collapse smoke puffs were observed while molten metal was seen flowing from Fuji Bank's 80th or 81st floor. The collapse ensued from floors 77 and 78 where Baseline was located.
As Kevin Ryan had already figured out, in 1996 Baseline had been bought by the Primark Corporation of Joseph Kasputys. Kasputys became chairman of Baseline, but actually lived in Waltham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. 49 Ryan primarily linked Kasputys to the Logistics Management Institute and noted it had links to the defense industry. Overall ties of Kasputys, as well as those described for Fuji Bank, were not particularly strongly linked to the same network that controlled the North Tower impact floors. However, after a bit of digging it turns out that it can be shown that this was indeed the case.
First of all, Logistics Management Institute was founded in 1961 by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara 50, one of the top level internationalists on ISGP's Superclass Index. Already in the beginning period LMI was considered secretive and part of the military-industrial complex. Various military officers and defense-linked individuals underscore the institute's ties to military and intelligence. Among them has been Paul Kaminsky, a CIA asset in the field of high technology who joined LMI in early 2002. 51 The Logistics Management Institute is far from a top level institute, however. Kasputys joined LMI in 1999. He actually may have been invited by Joseph Nye, Jr., another person who coincidentally can be found in ISGP's top 100 or so Superclass Index. Nye had joined the institute in 1997, with both men leaving the board in 2009. 52
Certainly post-9/11, Nye and Kasputys also knew each other through the board of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Others involved over the years with Nye and Kasputys here include John Brademas (Pilgrims), Edward M. Lamont, Jr. (Pilgrims), George W. Mallinckrodt (Pilgrims), Peter G. Peterson (Pilgrims), Nathaniel "Nat" Rothschild, Carlyle's David M. Rubenstein, David Gergen and former CIA director John Deutch. 53 The latter, quite possibly a very significant person in the 9/11 World Trade Center operation, has been a good friend of Nye since the 1970s. 54
This is just where things get started. Kasputys knew Brademas, Peterson, Patrick W. Gross (another Pilgrim), Carlyle's Frank Carlucci (CIA), John Diebold and George Shultz (Pilgrims) for years before and after 9/11 through the board of the Committee for Economic Development (CED). 55 These connections are very important for a number of reasons.
ISGP's index of institutes lists many influential names from past decades, including Stephen Bechtel, Harold Geneen of IT&T, and CIA director John McCone, three close associates notorious for involvement in Latin American coups. Later Bechtel employee Shultz was already onboard with these men in the 1960s.
Focusing on more recent times, Diebold voting machines have been accused of having played a role in swaying the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections in favor of George W. Bush. 56 John Diebold had top level connections to the CIA and liberal elements of the national security establishment since at least the 1970s. Among them was Trilateral Commission founder and liberal establishment geopolitical strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski, who is close to the top of ISGP's Superclass Index. 57
Shultz, a lifetime trustee of the CED, largely put together the Bush administration through the Vulcan team. Himself a major representative of the Rockefeller and Bechtel interests 58, Shultz's primary protege has been Condoleezza Rice 59, secretary of state during the second half of the Bush administration, while also having served as a political mentor to Paul Wolfowitz 60, the deputy secretary of defense on 9/11. In the late 1990s, along with Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld (secretary of defense on 9/11) and Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Shultz was also a colleague of Colin Powell - the secretary of state on 9/11 - at the Gulfstream Corporation. 61
The CED's Frank Carlucci, like Peterson and Shultz high up in ISGP's Superclass Index, was the Princeton roommate, wrestling teammate and later political mentor of Donald Rumsfeld, the secretary of defense on 9/11. Carlucci was a senior CIA officer deeply involved in illegal covert operations, along with the notorious Ted Shackley, George H. W. Bush and General Vernon Walters. 62 Carlucci has also been very close to the Rockefeller group through the Trilateral Commission 63 and the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association. David Rockefeller, John Whitehead, Paul Volcker, former CIA director James Schlesinger and Carlucci were among the founding members of the association in 1998 and remained on the board for over a decade. 64
Also on the board since the beginning was none other than Oliver Stone, director of the 1991 pro-Jim Garrison conspiracy movie JFK and the 2006 anti-conspiracy movie World Trade Center - although, the WTC collapse in Stone's movie does sound a lot like controlled demolition. In line with his involvement in the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association, Stone produced the pro-Castro movie Comandante in 2003 in an effort to bring the U.S. and Cuba closer together. In a 2010 speech Stone claimed that the Right has now dominant control over the news media - which is false - and promoted Robert Parry and his alternative Consortium News website. 65 Like Parry, Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn and Greg Palast, Stone is a left-wing activist who becomes highly irrational when asked to support 9/11 Truth. 66 What a coincidence that Stone has been hanging out with some of the leading 9/11 suspects, including Carlucci. And that Greg Palast's associate, Joseph Stiglitz, has the exact same connections: the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, Resources for the Future, the Eurasia Foundation - Stiglitz couldn't be more connected to the absolute elite.
Besides the ties already mentioned, probably the main reason why Carlucci should be put on the 9/11 suspects list is for meeting with Shafig bin Laden, an older half brother of Osama bin Laden, on the morning of 9/11. This meeting was held under the auspices of the Carlyle Group, of which Carlucci was chairman. Others present at the meeting were Carlyle senior counselors George H. W. Bush, an old CIA buddy of Carlucci (both men were friends with the notorious Ted Shackley); and James Baker, a secretary of state under the elder Bush. Shafig bin Laden had been invited as a honorary guest. 67
As one can see, Kasputys knowing Carlucci and Peter Peterson - both before 9/11 - might be very significant. Peterson is closely connected to the North Tower impact and collapse floors, the tower's security and owned the mortgage on World Trade Center 7; Kasputys controlled the collapse floors of the South Tower. As for Carlucci, it should at least be considered that he may have been a CIA handler of Kasputys, as Kasputys' close associate, Patrick W. Gross, was an employee of Carlucci's Carlyle Group 68, close to Carlucci wife 69, and at least since 1990 a very close associate of ultimate defense insider Philip Odeen 70, another employee of the Carlyle Group at the BDM Corporation and later Booz Allen Hamilton 71, who, as still needs to be discussed, appears to have had a degree of foreknowledge about the 9/11 event. 72
That's not all. One BDM veteran, General Albert Stubblebine, has been spreading disinformation about the Pentagon impact. 73 Another very long-time BDM veteran, Michael Stolarik, who stayed close Stubblebine 74, ended up as executive vice president of the Titan Corporation's Technical Resources Sector in the 2002-2003 period. 75 At that point Titan employed U.S. resident Makram Majid Chams, who knew the Florida-based 9/11 hijackers, including ringleader Mohammed Atta, and who fled to - you will never guess - Saudi Arabia after 9/11. 76 After 9/11 Titan was linked to large scale drug trafficking 77 and seemingly illegal intelligence activities 78, while also employing the guards that caused the Abu Graib prison scandal in Iraq. 79 Stolarik remained close to Carlyle over the years. In 2007 he joined the Carlyle-financed QinetiQ North America, where he became president and COO in 2009. 80 9/11's CIA director George Tenet was a director here in this period 81, followed up by the influential Admiral Edmund Giambastiani 82, who was present at Rumsfeld's side on 9/11. That morning Rumsfeld and Giambastiani were at a breakfast meeting in the Pentagon with members of Congress and numerous top level military officers to discuss the new Quadrennial Defense Review 83, whose previous elite panel in 1997, coincidentally, had been chaired by Carlyle's/BDM's Philip Odeen. 84 It's a small world at the top. Gross, Odeen, Carlucci, Rumsfeld and Giambastiani can all be found in ISGP's Superclass Index.
Giambastiani's 2006 account of his own and Rumsfeld's actions after the first plane hit the World Trade Center expands a little on what the 9/11 Commission had trouble figuring out the details of: what Rumsfeld was exactly doing in his office between the impact of the second WTC plane at 9:03 AM and the impact at the Pentagon at 9:37 AM. He should have been at the National Military Command Center (NMCC), finding out if there were any other hijacked planes, cooperate with the FAA's hijack coordinator, General Mike Canavan (also missing from his post on 9/11), and NORAD in the scrambling of jets, and ask President Bush for permission to shoot down any planes. This has already been discussed in Part 1 of this series. From the Commission report we learn that the NMCC's lead officer that day, General Montague Winfield, said that "for 30 minutes we couldn't find [Rumsfeld]," with Rumsfeld stating he was "out of the loop". 85 The commission only established that Rumsfeld was in his office. As Giambastiani explained it in 2006: After being informed of the second impact at the WTC and the conclusion that this was a terrorist attack, both men went to their respective offices "to work, keeping their eyes on television sets that showed the World Trade Center in flames." Neither came out again until the Pentagon was hit 30 minutes later. At that point Rumsfeld decided to go out and help the victims while it was Giambastiani who went to the National Military Command Center (NMCC) to "[find] out if there were any potential further attacks." 86 Here he should have found out that the NMCC was not kept properly informed by the FAA at all, quite possibly because its security head and hijack coordinator, General Mike Canavan, was out of the country. Also, by the time time the leadership at the center was still in doubt whether or not to scramble planes towards Flight 93. 87 But the person who should be in charge here and should be talking to the president was strolling outside on the Pentagon lawn, playing the hero, while potentially exposing himself to bacteriological agents, dirty nuclear waste, or secondary explosions. After about half an hour he comes back into the Pentagon, goes towards his office, briefly talks to the president about the Pentagon damage without any mention of shoot-down orders, and finally goes down to the NMCC, well after the crash of the last plane, Flight 93, at 10:03. Only now is he advised that it might be wise to scramble jets. But minutes later Rumsfeld is called by Dick Cheney, who, outside of the chain of command, has launched planes to intercept incoming airliners. 88 Much too late, of course.
So what do we have here? We have Carlyle with its ties to Shafig bin Laden. Not discussed yet are the other Saudi investors in Carlyle in the late 1990s, some with clear ties to the Bush family, the CIA's Safari Club, the financing of terrorism and even the 9/11 hijackers. We have a secretary of defense that conveniently disappeared on 9/11, who also is among the closest friends of Frank Carlucci of Carlyle. His assistant that day, Admiral Giambastiani, later ends up working for Carlyle-financed Qinetiq. Michael Stolarik, who for years served on the board of Carlyle-owned BDM, under Frank Carlucci, can also be found at Qinetiq. Through Titan and Stubblebine, Stolarik may have some of his own peculiar ties to the events surrounding 9/11. We also know that Kasputys' close friend, Patrick Gross, was a Carlyle employee, and since 1990 close to fellow-Carlyle employee Philip Odeen, whose company has been suspected of foreknowledge of 9/11. Most of these people just happen to appear in ISGP's unrelated Superclass Index. Two expressions come to mind: 1) where there's smoke, there is fire; and 2) birds of a feather flock together. Do not be surprised if terrorist flight school owner Wally Hilliard one day also turns out to have a connection to either Carlyle or Frank Carlucci. Forgetting the drug business for a moment, at the very least both seem to take an interest in doing trade with Cuba, albeit each in their own way. Hilliard still needs to be discussed later in this article.
We are far from done with Kasputys. Since at least 1991 he served as a trustee and later treasurer of the Council for Excellence in Government. Already back in 1991 he shared the board with Suzanne Woolsey, wife of former CIA director James Woolsey, who happens to be the number 2 on ISGP's Superclass Index, right behind Henry Kissinger. Suzanne stayed on the board of the Council for Excellence in Government until 2007. Kasputys term ended around the time the Council ceased its operations in 2009. Others on the board pre-9/11 with Kasputys were John Macomber (Pilgrims), William H. Draper III (son of a Pilgrim), the earlier-mentioned Patrick W. Gross (Pilgrims), Elliot L. Richardson (Pilgrims), John C. Whitehead (Pilgrims) and future 9/11 Commission vice chairman Lee H. Hamilton. Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush and Clinton were honorary co-chairmen. Paul Volcker (Pilgrims) was among the principals (an important function) of the Council in the 1980s and 1990s. George Shultz (Pilgrims), whom Kasputys had known for over a decade at the CED, joined in more recent years. 89
If we go back further in Kasputys' history, we find that he had come to know a lot of these persons in earlier decades. Kasputys started out his career with the Lockheed Aircraft Service Corporation in 1955-1956, after which he joined the Navy and ended up becoming chief of the Computer Training Division of the United States Navy Corps School from 1963 to 1965. He graduated from Harvard with a MBA in 1967. Five years later he received his Ph.D. He was Deputy Director for Data Automation at the DOD 1967-1969. In 1969 and 1970, during the Nixon administration, he was assistant to the assistant secretary of defense (comptroller). 90
Kasputys public career reached a peak in the 1976-1977 period when he was assistant secretary of commerce under Elliot L. Richardson (Pilgrims; foreign policy advisor to Nelson Rockefeller; Trilateral Commission exec.). In this capacity he was sitting in on White House meetings with men as Nelson Rockefeller (Pilgrims), Henry Kissinger (Pilgrims), William Simon (Pilgrims), Brent Scowcroft, Alan Greenspan and Dick Cheney, the latter, of course, being the U.S. vice president on 9/11. 91
Richardson remained one of Kasputys' patrons it appears. In 1989 Richardson, who was a founding executive member of the Trilateral Commission, recruited Kasputys for his newly-established Hitachi Foundation. In 1998 Kasputys took over the chairmanship of the foundation from Richardson. 92Post 9/11 he personally bestowed the foundation's awards on such men as 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Kean, 9/11 Commission vice chairman Lee Hamilton, secretary of defense on 9/11 Colin Powell, former CIA director and defense secretary Robert Gates and others. 93 Patrick Gross, whom he also knew from the CED and the Council for Excellence in Government, joined the foundation in 2003.
The U.S. branch of Fuji Bank rented floors 79 to 82, immediately above Baseline Financial Services. It had two primary managers for many years up until the World Trade Center attack: Toru Hashimoto and Toru Kusukawa. Both men were members of the Trilateral Commission since the mid-1990s 94, some years after they had negotiated a strategic partnership with James Wolfensohn 95, who in turn also established a strategic partnership with Jacob Rothschild. 96Appointed as chairman of both Wolfensohn & Co. and J. Rothschild Wolfensohn & Co. was Paul Volcker, whom we just ran across as Kasputys' associate at the Council for Excellence in Government. Volcker, a former North American Trilateral Commission chairman (and Pilgrim), has been among the closest friends of David Rockefeller for decades - along with James Wolfensohn actually. Appointed to the board of Fuji Bank was Vernon E. Jordan 97, a long-time representative of Rockefeller and Rothschild interests 98 who at the same time was one of the closest confidantes of President Bill Clinton. Wolfensohn and Jordan appear in ISGP's Superclass Index.
Fuji Bank, a Trilateral Commission firm then in a strategic partnership with James Wolfensohn and Jacob Rothschild. Trilateral Commission chairman Paul Volcker (not seen here) was running the Fuji Bank partnership firms. Pictures: Wolfensohn embracing David Rockefeller; Kissinger with Wolfensohn; Wolfensohn posing with Maurice Greenberg, who controlled the North Tower impact floors; Jacob Rothschild posing with Wolfensohn. All these connections were made in the 1990s. Clinton, Rockefeller and Rothschild friend Vernon Jordan was a director of Fuji Bank.
We shouldn't forget that pre-9/11 Wolfensohn was a patron of the American-Australian Association, along with Maurice Greenberg of AIG and Rupert Murdoch. Frank Lowy, owner of the WTC's underground mall and a billionaire Zionist intelligence asset, had been among the ordinary members.
Jacob Rothschild is known to be particularly close to Henry Kissinger 99, a friend of all the men just mentioned. Coincidentally, in 2007, Jacob joined the board of Peter Peterson's Blackstone Group 100, the firm since the early 1980s in a strategic partnership with Greenberg's AIG and Kissinger Associates.
Knowing that Baseline and Fuji Bank occupied the South Tower floors is additionally important because pre-collapse "pressure pulses" were spotted at these floors, with large amounts of very hot metal (most likely steel) falling from the offices of Fuji Bank in the minutes before the collapse.
The more one reads about the tower's security improvement program after the first 1993 bombing the more one becomes aware that under normal circumstances it would have been totally impossible for an unauthorized person to gain access to the underground parking lot - and certainly not with a van packed with thermate and explosives. A report from 1997:
"Now, only monthly tenant parking is allowed in the underground garages, and drivers must "register" along with their vehicles. ... The system is meant to be "failsafe," ensuring that both the driver and the vehicle together are authorized to gain entry to the parking garage, a feature about which Karpiloff is particularly excited. ... They can enter and exit the parking lots at six strictly controlled access points, where their presence is:
* recorded by surveillance cameras;
* detected by vehicle ground loop detectors;
* controlled by manned, bullet-resistant guard booths, motorized gate arms and anti-ram barriers; and
* read by proximity card and electronic vehicle identification (EVI) tag readers.
"And that's just for starters. If a vehicle stalls, or fails to arrive at its assigned parking space within a predetermined amount of time, a special program will alert the main security command station as well as satellite command centers.
"If the vehicle proceeds right to its assigned parking area, it will pass still a third security station and another EVI reader..." 101
Since it was concluded in Part 1 of this article that most likely many tons of thermate and explosives were brought into the towers, the question arises how this would have been achieved. If this was indeed the case it should be clear at this point that the security of the tower was compromised. Cameras and people were everywhere. Even bomb sniffing dogs were present, although it has to be said, heightened security, including additional bomb sniffing dogs, was removed six days before the attack. It also appears that the vast majority of bomb sniffing dogs aren't trained to pick up on thermite or 90 percent of unconventional explosives. 102 Anyway, why not theorize a bit more about the possibilities:
The tenants at the impact floors provided the alibis for the vans to enter the building and transport the materials upstairs.
Temporary fake IDs were created in the database and later on removed from the logs (or simply destroyed in the attacks).
The security system was overridden or temporarily shut off.
A combination of the above.
Whatever tactic was used, most likely the material was not brought in during the day. There would have been too much security and all kinds of other personnel around. Also, getting the materials inside the building is one thing; taking it up in an elevator and hiding everything in the walls, floors and ceilings is another. If building owners, tenants and aspects of security were in on the conspiracy, most likely everything was brought in in the dead of night, or possibly in the weekend.
One person clearly not involved was FBI counter-terrorism expert John O'Neill, the newly appointed chief of security for the World Trade Center. He died on 9/11; his third week on the job. Whoever his immediate predecessor was is a really good question.
Besides O'Neill, it is also highly unlikely that Douglas G. Karpiloff, mentioned in the cited article above, was involved in the conspiracy - he also died on 9/11. Karpiloff held various positions in the World Trade Center, from program manager of the security systems to security and life safety director. In the 1990s he was "responsible for the overall facility management of the $50 million security improvement program" at the World Trade Center. 103
A more likely candidate for (limited) inside knowledge might have been World Trade Center director ("mayor"), Alan Reiss. He managed to survive the day, although Kevin Ryan has highlighted some potential inconsistencies in his story. It's unlikely Reiss would have cooperated in the plot without being compensated or intimidated though and it is always possible that he was only given a few last minute clues that something was about to happen.
If we stop bothering with the lesser minions, the tower's security system was ultimately ran by the building owner, the Port Authority, chaired by Lewis Eisenberg; and leasers Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy. One would expect Peter Peterson of the Blackstone Group, the mortgage holder on WTC 7, to have a say about security at that building also.
Certainly post-9/11 Eisenberg and Silverstein were close to Henry Kissinger's circle of friends (which included Peterson), although virtually nothing is available about the pre-9/11 period. After the 1993 World Trade Center attack, the Port Authority hired Kroll, Inc., Wall Street's famous private security firm, as its primary security consultant. It was under the guidance of Kroll that the entire World Trade Center's security system was overhauled. 104 These upgrades and the maintenance thereof continued until 9/11 105, so one would expect certain Kroll personnel to have had continued access to all parts of the building.
Third largest shareholder in Kroll since at least December 1997, right behind chairman Jules Kroll and his partner in vehicle armoring, Thomas M. O'Gara, was none other than AIG, with an interest of 7 percent. 106 Maybe the reader remembers that AIG was ran by Maurice Greenberg, whose son, Jeffrey, was head of Marsh and McLennan, tenant of all the impact floors of the North Tower. Henry Kissinger had been AIG's advisory board chairman from 1987 to many years post-9/11. In addition, Maurice Greenberg had top level CIA ties.
AIG partner firm Blackstone, under the leadership of Peter Peterson, actually tried to buy 90 percent of Kroll's shares in late 1999 and turn it into a private company. 107 The idea was that Jules Kroll would remain chairman with a 10 percent stake; O'Gara would be bought out. Various deals fell through and in 2001 both Blackstone and AIG were accused of aiding and abetting "the directors' and officers' alleged breaches of fiduciary duties". 108 During the entire period, Kroll continued to do all of AIG's detective work, a partnership publicly reaffirmed by AIG in 2001. 109 In 2004 Marsh bought Kroll while later that year Kroll's COO and later CEO and president, Michael G. Cherkasky, succeeded Greenberg as chairman and CEO of Marsh. 110 After a brief period of losing control of Kroll, Cherkasky still controlled the firm for a while through a company with the name Altegrity. 111
Kroll is often suspected of having CIA ties or being involved in questionable private intelligence operations. Marsh & McLennan did reportedly use the firm to spy on former employees 112, and CEO Jeffrey Greenberg, who bought the firm in 2004, did have a history at the CIA-asset firm AIG, ran by his father. However, older, more direct ties to the CIA have never really surfaced, although... there certainly is one major exception. This exception has been brought to light by Irish journalist Kevin Dowling, who in 2008 - three months before his death - provided ISGP with photocopies of membership lists of the 1001 Club. In one of his interviews, Dowling stated:
"Because I had so many contacts in Africa by that time, I was being overwhelmed with information about Project Lock. I discovered that very heavy-duty guys were involved in the operation. The military branch of the operation was under the command of Colonel Ian Crooke [KAS Enterprises], the second man of the special forces in England, the SAS. ... Furthermore, in the Lock network I found the name of Gordon Shepard. That is a kind of dirty tricks [specialist of MI6 who used to work in Northern Ireland] ... There were people of Kroll Associates, a kind of private intelligence service of Wall Street. ... The civilian side of the operation was headed by John Hanks, Prince Bernhard's right-hand man in Africa." 113
To explain what Dowling spoke about here, in the late 1980s this group was trying to prevent South Africa from moving beyond apartheid, because it feared the overwhelming black majority in the country would ally themselves with the Soviet Union and in any case would commit the sin of introducing socialist policies. Elements tied to the American Security Council and Le Cercle created violent opposition groups to Mandela's ANC which carried out murders and terrorist attacks in the black townships. The idea was to destabilize the situation to such an extent that the white South African government and military would be able to introduce martial law under the pretence of trying to prevent a civil war among blacks. The end of the Cold War put a stop to these tactics.
Kroll appears to have maintained these SAS ties. First we take a look at the four-man board of the British firm Arlington Associates, which describes itself as "an independent and entrepreneurial company, backed by and closely allied to Lonrho Plc". Chairman and CEO of Arlington Associates, Aldwin J. G. Wight, is a a retired commander of the SAS, formerly employed as "commander of the Sultan's Special Force, Oman." In addition, he used to be "deputy CEO of Kroll Security Group". Mark Blagbrough works under Wight as chief operating officer. He used to be "director of strategic planning in the Ministry of Defense" and "a senior security consultant in Kroll Security Group." 114 Both Wight and Blagbrough used to work for retired SAS commander Alastair Morrison, who was hired to head Kroll Security International in 2004 115, after Marsh and McLennan had bought Kroll. Aldwin Wight became head of Kroll's operations in Iraq. 116
Morrison isn't exactly an uncontroversial individual. Generally the British aristocrat David Stirling, once involved in the South African operations against black majority rule, 117 is considered the father of the SAS, although in reality a pro-Nazi fascist with the name Jock Lewes was. 118 Morrison, in turn, became a founder of Delta Force, the elite U.S. special operations group modeled after the SAS. Morrison was also a founder of Defense Systems Limited (DSL), which "defended gold and diamond mines in Africa from thieves,.. oil pipelines in Latin America from guerrillas [and] guarded US and British embassies in the Middle East and elsewhere". 119 In 1997, retired SAS personnel working for DSL were alleged to have trained a Colombian military unit linked to past atrocities and to have provided them with names of local citizens opposed to a project of British Petroleum. In 1997 Morrison sold DSL to Armor Holdings. He also helped set up Hart Group and Erinys, two other mercenary companies. Before becoming head of the Kroll Security Group, Morrison was director of Erinys, which had an $80 million contract to guard Iraqi oilfields and installations. Morrison has at least two questionable friends. The first is Tim Spicer 120, the CEO of the controversial firm Sandline International and the later founder of Aegis Defence Services. Spicer is known to have visited the tiny, elite and secretive Cercle group in 2003, along with Sir Ronald Grierson of the Blackstone Group. 121 Another friend of Morrison is Stephan Kock, the SAS veteran reported to have been head of Group 13, a secretive team that carried out assassinations for the British government. 122 Whatever exactly happened on 9/11, Kroll's Michael Cherkasky, who played a major role in the first World Trade Center investigation and the overhaul of the WTC's security system, certainly knew who to hire.
Getting back to Arlington Associates, headed by SAS veterans and Kroll Security Group men Aldwin Wight and Mark Blagbrough, the two other directors on the four-man board are Frances Cook and Geoffrey White, respectively non-executive chairman and CEO of Lonrho. This historically Pilgrims Society-linked mining firm has long been associated with exploiting the mineral riches of Africa by rather unscrupulous means. It appears these practices haven't stopped either. In addition, Cook, an ambassador to all the dark corners in Africa (as well as Oman), in the same period served as a director of Neil Livingstone's GlobalOptions, LLC, a major Anglo-American spook firm with his friend James Woolsey on the board, as well as former FBI director, CIA director and future Homeland Security Advisory Council chairman William Webster. Livingstone was a protege of CIA counter-intelligence chief James Angleton, with whom he served on the American Security Council strategy board. Webster can be found at the AFIO and OSS Society, historically along with Carlucci, Bush, Sr., Shackley, Helms, Woolsey, Inman, Schlesinger, Gates, etc. Cook's unofficial credentials as a top level spook seem rather obvious.
Maybe more relevant to 9/11, in the 2000-2001 period Ambassador Frances Cook was a director of the Omanian company Oryx National Resources, with Geoffrey White - as with Lonrho and Arlington Associates - serving as managing director. 123 In 2000 this mining firm was linked to trade in blood diamonds in cooperation with Robert Mugabe. This accusation appears to be relatively reliable, not the least because a company linked to Mugabe had a 20 percent stake in Oryx. Perhaps less reliable were accusations that some of the revenues generated by these diamonds were diverted to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda group. Apparently there had been an ridiculously unprofessional mix up of identities (disinformation from rivals has been suspected), leading to the accusations being withdrawn. The lead United Nations investigator seemed very sure of his case, however, that Oryx was involved in some sordid business - but possibly not with Al Qaeda. 124
One investigator to whom these reports did not go unnoticed was Daniel Hopsicker, who looked into the network of the 9/11 hijackers for the period 1999-2001 in Venice, Florida. Here Mohammed Atta and some of his closest associates received flight training from two questionable Dutch flight instructors: Rudi Dekkers and Arne Kruithof. The major backer of Dekkers was Wally Hilliard, another person with rather obvious spook credentials. Hopsicker had found out that one of Hilliard's ventures was named Oryx, LLC. To make matters more suspicious, Hilliard refused to give any information about the company. Hopsicker:
"All of this might be of nothing more than anecdotal or even prurient interest, but for the fact that there were so many important and unanswered questions about the man who financed Rudi Dekkers' terror flight school. One of Hilliard's ventures, for example, is called Oryx, LLC. An "Oryx" is a kind of African gazelle, we learned. And a British mining company in Africa named Oryx was accused by the BBC of having links to Al Qaeda and trading blood diamonds. We asked Hilliard to tell us how he had come to name a company Oryx. He declined. "There is a company called Oryx," said Hilliard. "If I thought it was germane to anything I would tell you, but I don't see it is germane to anything." We persisted. "It is a strange name, I just wanted to know why you named the company Oryx?" "I didn't," replied Hilliard. "There's no relationship. My relationship with them is small, there are other people involved and therefore I'm not going to talk about a company that is owned by others." Whoever Oryx is, and whatever it was incorporated to do, Wallace J. Hilliard most assuredly owns the company, according to filings with the Florida Department of Corporations and FAA. We always get intrigued when we discover we've been lied to. When people lie, its always for a reason. Did diamonds fit into Wally's South African dealings? Was that where the name Oryx comes from?" 125
Hopsicker's investigation of Wally Hilliard revealed a bizarre list of seemingly contradictional connections to the Bahamas, Cuba, South Africa and through a charity called West African Children's Lifeline, Inc. also to other parts of Africa. Oddly, the charity's website listed no officers and no contact information 126, but information at the Florida State Division of Corporations reveals half a dozen men were involved in the foundation. Hilliard's vice president, Dan Morrison, was also involved in Hilliard's inactive "Badger Air, Inc." More about Hilliard later in this article.
It might be important to note at this point that the Sultan of Oman and some of this private advisors were visitors of Le Cercle. For decades his country's military has been overseen by American and especially British advisors (like Wight of Arlington Associates and later Kroll). It's possible that the Omanian company Oryx Natural Resources or some of its board members have visited Le Cercle or had close ties to the Sultan and some of his advisors.
Not mentioned yet is that in the same 2000-2001 period a person with the name Justin Longley was appointed to the board of Oryx Natural Resources as deputy managing director under Lonrho's/Arlington Associates' Geoffrey White. 127 Longley was a friend and business associate of SAS veteran Simon Mann. He worked for Mann's company Logo Logistics on African projects involving gold mining, forestry and engineering. Another associate of Longley (and Mann) is the wealthy SAS or SBS veteran Tony Buckingham, who appears to be using a false identity (as did the previously-mentioned alleged Group 13 head Stephan Kock). Buckingham owned two companies at the same address as Logo Logistics. All three men had previously been involved with DiamondWorks. 128 Buckingham used to be a partner in the British mercenary firm Executive Outcomes and served as the "inspiration" for the mercenary firm Sandline International 129, founded by his good friend, Colonel Tim Spicer, in turn a friend of Alastair Morrison of the Kroll Security Group.
In 2004, Longley and Mann were named among those involved in a failed Equatorial Guinea coup, several years after major oil reserves were discovered in that country. This was far from the first plot these men were involved with, but this one made headlines became Sir Mark Thatcher, son of Margaret Thatcher, was held in South Africa while Mann ended up in the notorious prison personally ran by president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, an apparent cannibal who promised he would "sodomise him, skin him alive and drag him through the streets". 130 Media reports about the coup stated that Longley was also a close friend of a certain Greg Wales, another major financier of the coup, whom Longley described in one of his private papers as a "spook" who "worked for the CIA and the commercial wing of the Republican party." It is known that Wales had been in contact with "a senior Pentagon official in the Africa department" and a CIA "analyst" in February of 2004. 131 We can all take an educated guess at who is part of the "commercial wing of the Republican party", but they're likely to include both liberal and conservative elements. To illustrate to what extent this network means business, according to the wife of coup plotter Nick du Toit, her husband was threatened by Mann: "If he doesn't do what Simon and the others want, his life would be worth nothing, so would his family". 132 Nice folks.
So, besides Oryx's connection to the SAS and Kroll, why else is this information important? Well, Longley had "uncles from both sides of his family in MI6." 133 One of these uncles was Sir Richard Dearlove, head of MI6 from 1999 to 2004 (thus during the 9/11 event). After Dearlove's retirement, he was almost immediately invited to join the international advisory board of AIG, the major outside shareholder in Kroll. During his career Dearlove, a MI6 agent since 1966, had served in Kenya, Czechoslovakia, Paris and Geneva. From 1991 to 1994 he was MI6 station chief in Washington, D.C., followed by an appointment as MI6 director of operations from 1994 to apparently 1999. In other words, AIG brought on board the most senior covert operations expert in Great Britain of the period 1994 to 2004.
Apart from the elite Anglo-American Pilgrims Society, close U.S.-British ties in politics and intelligence can be found in various places. Tim Spicer's mercenary firm Aegis Defence Services had Robert McFarlane on the board. 134 The U.S. spook firm GlobalOptions invited Sir Richard Needham to the board. 135 Another spook firm founded by Neil Livingstone, again counting the involvement of James Woolsey (to be discussed later), was ExecutiveAction, LLC - named after the CIA's inside term for assassinations. Sir Richard Needham and Celia Sandys, a granddaughter of Winston Churchill, are still sitting on the board today. 136 Tony Blair, the prime minister of Great Britain from 1997 to 2007 who joined the United States in the new War on Terror without asking questions, was appointed to the international council of JPMorgan Chase in 2008. Two years later he became chairman, thus following in the footsteps of George Shultz. Henry Kissinger was on the board all these years. David Rockefeller, Gianni Agnelli, Riley Bechtel and top level representatives of Blackstone, Carlyle, ChevronTexaco and ExxonMobil have all been represented on various boards. 137
So, with the British prime minister and the head of MI6 so close to some of the persons most likely involved in plotting 9/11, and that explains why no awkward questions about 9/11 or the Middle East invasions came from Great Britain.
To recap: Maurice Greenberg, chairman of AIG, had been one of the closest allies of the CIA for decades and had even been considered as deputy director and later director of the CIA. By the late 1990s AIG was a close partner of Kroll, the primary security consultant to the WTC since the 1993 bombing. Kroll had many ties to British special operations veterans and therefore, most likely, also to U.S. colleagues. From 1999 to early 2001 AIG and Peter Peterson's Blackstone failed in their efforts to buy up Kroll, but in 2000 Blackstone did manage to acquire the mortgage on WTC 7. AIG had full access to the North Tower impact floors, because these floors were occupied by Marsh and McLennan, ran by the son of Maurice Greenberg, the decades long head of AIG. Henry Kissinger was advisory chairman of AIG since 1987. Kissinger, Greenberg and Peterson have been great friends for decades. All of them visited the Trilateral Commission and were great friends with men as Paul Volcker, John Whitehead and David Rockefeller.
Whitehead, Peterson and Volcker had known Joseph Kasputys, the tenant of impact and collapse floors 77 and 78 of the South Tower for years, as had CIA man Frank Carlucci, another Trilateral Commission participant with his own peculiar ties to 9/11. The leadership of Fuji Bank, the company which occupied impact floors 79- 82 of the South Tower, was part of the same Trilateral Commission network, as well as some their friends as James Wolfensohn and Jacob Rothschild. In other words, if thermate and explosives were placed inside the towers, how big is the chance that this group would have known nothing about it? Besides the fact that they are so closely linked to the destruction of the World Trade Center, they are also the only group with the power to cover up an event of this magnitude. There's absolutely no one else who can get away with this.
Maybe it's just a coincidence, but in November 2000 AIG announced that CIA covert operations expert David Cohen had been appointed vice president of AIG's Global Trade & Political Risk Insurance Company, whose duties seem to have overlapped with the work Kroll was doing for AIG: risk assessment through background checks. 138 In 1995, Cohen, who was the CIA's associate deputy director for intelligence, had been picked by CIA director John Deutch as his deputy director of operations 139 - making him the U.S. counterpart to Sir Richard Dearlove, who would be invited to join AIG in 2004. In January 2002, after little over a year with AIG, Cohen was already looking for a new challenge and was assigned to the New York Police Department as "deputy commissioner for intelligence, a new position that was created to help steer the department through the post-Sept. 11 world". 140 Cohen apparently liked this position better than the one at AIG, as he still occupies it today. In August 2011 his New York intelligence agency was actually attacked by an Associated Press reporter for its aggressive intelligence gathering and the dispatching of "undercover officers to keep tabs on ethnic neighborhoods — sometimes in areas far outside their jurisdiction". 141
Also involved in setting up and running the New York Police Department's intelligence bureau was Larry Sanchez, another veteran CIA operations officer. He later went back to working for the CIA and was sent to the Persian Gulf. 142 Amazingly, today Sanchez is also a director of Jefferson Waterman International (JWI) subsidiary Crosshatch International. 143 Executive vice president and CFO of JWI is Samuel M. Hoskinson, a senior intelligence officer who held a speech at Le Cercle in 1998 promoting the geopolitical strategies of Brzezinski. In 2005, along with Frank Carlucci and another person from JWI, Hoskinson set up the private group Alliance for a New Kosovo. Daniel C. Arnold, accused of opium trafficking along with the CIA's Ted Shackley (and apparently still involved in recent times) 144, is a director of JWI. Then we have Enrique "Ricky" Prado, alleged mafia hitman, former Contra drug trafficker and key Porter Goss aide at CIA Counter-Terrorism Center and later Blackwater USA, who also found his way to the board of Crosshatch International. More on Black and Prado later, but these ties are absolutely incredible.
David Cohen received his MA in political Science from Boston University in 1966, joined the CIA and became an intelligence analyst in Vietnam, where he was accused of manipulating data to please his superiors. In the mid 1980s CIA director William Casey and his deputy Robert Gates made Cohen senior project manager of a report that had to make it look as if the Soviets were behind the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II (which was actually CIA/NATO/Stay Behind/Gray Wolves linked). In 1991 he testified in favor of Robert Gates being nominated director of the CIA, which soon resulted in Cohen being appointed as deputy director for intelligence. In 1995 another CIA chief, John Deutch, appointed him deputy director of operations. 145 Cohen's assistant deputy for covert operations was the low profile Army General David J. Barrato, a former commander of the equally low profile JFK Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg. 146 The school primarily trains personnel for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Here one finds the experts in psychological operations and who knows what else. Also, in 1995, Cohen was able to put his own candidate in as deputy director of the Ofﬁce of Technical Service in the Directorate of Science and Technology. This department is involved in developing "secret writing, ... subminiature cameras, ... satellite communications, ... audio bugs, telephone taps, ... visual surveillance systems ... tracking devices and sensors, ... operational psychological assessments, ... counterfeit travel documents." 147 Among the associates of Cohen in the private/government sector was Leo Cherne, the longtime chairman of CIA fronts/assets the International Rescue Committee and Freedom House. 148
Looking at the biography above, if we assume that thermate and explosives were placed inside the towers, then Cohen should definitely be on the list of suspects (although it could have been some kind of completely private team ran by a retired senior CIA covert operations chief). He is used to setting up covert operations and has access to the people with the expertise. Maurice Greenberg would probably have known Cohen already through his old friend William Casey. While writing down this segment I also finally found what Cohen had been doing in between his term as deputy director of operations, which ended in 1997, and him being hired by Maurice Greenberg to AIG in November 2000. George Tenet had appointed him CIA station chief of New York City. 149 Amazing, isn't it? That means Cohen was probably very familiar with World Trade Center 7, where the CIA had its largest domestic CIA office outside of Washington. The New York Times actually asked if Cohen had ever worked in the World Trade Center during his term as CIA chief of New York. Cohen's only answer was: "You're going to have to ask C.I.A. where their offices were." 150 Notice his use of past tense. Reportedly spying on the United Nations and corporations in the World Trade Center were among the activities of this station. 151
John Deutch and Robert Gates - Cohen's patrons at the CIA - were both long term trustees of the Forum for International Policy, founded in 1993. Gates, along with Kissinger men Brent Scowcroft and Lawrence Eagleburger, were among the founders. Deutch joined soon after his resignation as CIA director in 1997. Curiously, Condoleezza Rice was among the founders, with Colin Powell joining in the late 1990s. 152 Both served as secretaries of State in the future Bush administration. A coincidence? Probably not. Rice was a protege of George Shultz. Powell, secretary of state on 9/11, knew Shultz also and at the same time was involved with the Bush family, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Lawrence Eagleburger in AmeriCares, the Catholic charity organization linked to an international child trafficking and pedophile ring. 153 Gates and Deutch both were also affiliated with the Bush School of Government and Public Service, at Texas A&M University. Gates served as interim dean of the school in the 1999-2001 period. As for Deutch, in 2007 he became a trustee of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, located at the Bush School, along with Henry Kissinger, Lawrence Eagleburger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Bobby Ray Inman, Marine Corps General James L. Jones and Marine Corps General Bernard Trainor. 154 Clearly we are dealing here with the absolute insider crowd, with many of the names appearing high up in ISGP's Superclass Index.
Deutch and Gates also knew each other from the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group, a project of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in the 1996-1997 period. Deutch and Philip Zelikow, the future 9/11 Commission executive director, wrote the final report of the study group while Gates and Joseph Nye were among the study group's members. 155 As already reported, Nye and Deutch had known each other for decades through the Kennedy School. And no later than 1999 did Nye become a colleague of Joseph Kasputys, tenant of the South Tower's impact and collapse floors. Post 9/11 Kasputys, a Harvard graduate, served on the dean's council of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, with Deutch sitting on the visiting committee. Quite possibly Kasputys had also known Deutch before 9/11, but this isn't certain..
Going back to AIG, in addition to the CIA's David Cohen and the CIA's Maurice Greenberg, AIG's vice chairman for external affairs from 1997 until at least 2006 was Frank G. Wisner II 156, son of the famous CIA covert operations chief who worked under Allen Dulles. Wisner II joined AIG after a career at the State Department. After 9/11 he was appointed to the board of Partnership for a Secure America, together with John Whitehead, Zbigniew Brzezinski, George Shultz and four commissioners of the 9/11 Commission, including the chairman and vice chairman. 157
Two other directors of AIG joined Partnership for a Secure America. The first was Richard C. Holbrooke, appointed to the board of AIG early in 2001. 158 Holbrooke was an incredibly connected globalist with likely early CIA ties through USAID, the Peace Corps and later the International Rescue Committee. He went to Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission, used to be managing editor of the CFR's quarterly magazine Foreign Policy, and was deeply active in the national security field. Among his friends were General Wesley Clark, a presidential candidate in 2004; Henry Kissinger and John Whitehead. Immediately after 9/11 he became chairman of the CFR's Terrorism Task Force. He is also known to have held a speech to the Pilgrims Society in 2005.
AIG isn't Holbrooke's only potentially very interesting connection to the events of 9/11 actually. At the turn of the century he, Kissinger, Volcker, John McCloy II, Marie Warburg General Vernon Walters and various other establishmentarians were directors of the American Council on Germany 159, the sister organizations of Atlantik Brucke. 160 Both groups were completely intertwined with the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Carl Duisberg Society (CDS International). 161 For decades Kissinger has been the only American deeply involved in the Robert Bosch company and its foundation. 162 What is interesting about these German connections is that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was a scholarship holder and tutor of the Carl Duisberg Society in the 1995-1997 period. Kissinger and Clinton are known to have given speeches to this society. 163
The other AIG director who joined Partnership for a Secure America is Carla A. Hills 164, who, like Greenberg and most of the others, also appears rather high in ISGP's Superclass Index. She joined AIG in 1993 and stayed with the company until years beyond 9/11. A brief list of her other associations includes Oxford, Yale, JPMorgan Chase, the Peterson Institute of International Economics, AIG, ChevronTexaco, the International Crisis Group, CSIS, the Trilateral Commission and Rolls Royce. Not unimportant, and something I hadn't noticed earlier, is that many years before and after 9/11 her husband, Roderick, served on the board of the Committee for Economic Development with South Tower impact and collapse floor owner Joseph Kasputys. 165Some of the others already mentioned were Peter Peterson and Frank Carlucci. Almost as intriguing, Carla herself could be found at the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association from its very inception in January 1998. Besides former CIA directors Carlucci and Schlesinger, bankers David Rockefeller, Paul Volcker and John Whitehead, World Trade Center (2006) movie director Oliver Stone served on the board with Hills. 166
AIG had two additional ties to the CIA not discussed yet. One was former CIA director Richard Helms, a leading suspect in the Kennedy assassination and MKULTRA type projects who was a good friend of Henry Kissinger. Ronald Shelp, a high level AIG employee in the 1970s and 1980s, stated about Helms that he was "available to us for advice and, I am confident, for other, more confidential matters as well." 167 How long after Shelp's leave in the mid 1980s Helms stayed available to AIG is impossible to say. What we do know is that Helms was a friend of Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller and Peter Peterson 168, and that he remained active in the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and the OSS Society until his death in 2002. In fact, on August 27, 2001, two weeks before 9/11, Helms was giving a speech at CIA headquarters where CIA director George Tenet and the OSS Society leadership were photographed standing behind him. Helms' words: "Today, however, the enemy is all haze. The economy has the day, not the enemy. But terrorism and other over-arching issues will be with us for a long time." 169 Things would change in his favor in about two weeks. Coincidence or not, as this site has documented, Helms and his protege Ted Shackley (who also died in 2002 and who was also involved in the AFIO), were deeply tied to the Kennedy assassination, drug trafficking, pedophile entrapment operations and many of the other deepest CIA secrets. As we shall see, Helms, Shackley and friends as Frank Carlucci and George H. W. Bush also played major roles in the covert CIA-Saudi relationship that began in the 1970s.
Another similarly sinister CIA link of AIG was in the form of Douglas MacArthur II, a director of the firm from the early 1980s until his death in 1997. 170 MacArthur was linked to extremely sadistic pedophile entrapment networks on both sides of the Atlantic. In Belgium he was involved with Baron de Bonvoisin and Paul vanden Boeynants (both implicated in these networks), who ran underground fascist militias that carried out the strategy of tension. 171
Speaking of these pedophile entrapment networks, AIG advisory board chairman Henry Kissinger was also close to them. The Belgian Etienne Davignon, chairman of Bilderberg and director of Kissinger Associates, was implicated in these networks. The Lippens brothers, close friends of Davignon with one of them a visitor of Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission, were implicated in these network by half a dozen witnesses. Like de Bonvoisin and vanden Boeynants the Lippens brothers were named in hunts on children at various castle domains. 172
We previously mentioned that since 2000 the Blackstone Group, ran by Peter G. Peterson, was the mortgage holder on WTC 7. That's an important fact considering WTC 7 with virtual certainty was a case of controlled demolition. Who allowed the explosives to be put in? Who allowed the building to be "pulled"? Silverstein alone? Doubtful, considering the building contained offices of the CIA, Secret Service, Department of Defense, the IRS, SEC and the New York City Office of Emergency Management. If Silverstein had made this decision on his own, most likely all these organizations would have been out to get him. Chances of Silverstein getting away with any demolition secrets on his own are slim to none.
Blackstone is about as connected as AIG. Peter Peterson, its chairman, is a member of the Pilgrims Society, a member of the Trilateral Commission, a former chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and a very close friend of David Rockefeller. An advisory board chairman of the Blackstone Group since the 1990s, Sir Ronald Grierson, has been a member of the executive board of the Pilgrims of Great Britain since the 1970s. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, Grierson held senior positions in S. G. Warburg, General Electric, W. R. Grace & Co. (owned by the Pilgrim and Knight of Malta, J. Peter Grace), Chrysler, BAE Systems, the Daily Mail & General Trust and Globalstar Telecommunications. He has occasionally visited Bilderberg. Grierson has actually been invited to the secretive Cercle group. 173 This is a honor given only to the highest representatives of the liberal establishment, as Le Cercle has traditionally been a top secret private meeting place for predominantly Catholic CIA officers and senior Opus Dei and Knights of Malta members of the Vatican-Paneuropa network. In line with his invitation to Le Cercle, Grierson has been a trustee of the Prince of Liechtenstein Foundation since 1991 and served on the board of the British and Frankfurt branches of the Bank in Liechtenstein, owned by the Liechtenstein family - whom we shall meet a bit later.
Even anno 2012 it turns out to be tough to figure out who the board members were of Blackstone around the turn of the century. But certainly in later years there were a few interesting additions. In 2007 and 2008 Lord Jacob Rothschild, a close associate of Henry Kissinger, was a director of the company and thereafter moved to the industry advisory board and the international advisory board. 174 Few people are more connected than Jacob Rothschild and we've already met him in this article as a strategic partner of the South Tower firm from which molten metal was seen flowing. Jacob Wallenberg, a Swedish banking family well known from Bilderberg, also serves on both the industry advisory board and the international advisory board. So does Shaukat Aziz, a Pakistani Citibank executive who was the right-hand of President Musharraf and was prime minister in the period 2004-2007. 175 If anybody can inform the United States on the relationship between the ISI and Al Qaeda, Aziz should be a prime candidate.
An employee of Blackstone from 1989 to 1998 was Jonathan E. Colby, one of the sons of former CIA director William Colby, a deep insider to various illegal covert operations, including the drug trafficking and money laundering efforts of the Nugan Hand Bank. In 1998 Colby became one of several dozen managing partners of the Carlyle Group, ran by Frank Carlucci, David Rubenstein, George H. W. Bush and James Baker. 176 Colby was a member of the elite Pilgrims Society in the early 1990s. Colby's grandson, Elbridge Colby, also became a member of the Pilgrims in the 2000s or 2010s.
Over the years considerable attention has been given to reports that various well-connected persons working in the World Trade Center towers managed to escape harm on 9/11. Some of Larry Silverstein's closest relatives and associates have been among those mentioned, as well as Paul Bremer. However, much of this can be attributed to coincidence without anybody ever being able to prove the contrary. Possibly the two most interesting examples were managers of Fiduciary Trust and AON. The offices of both companies were located high up in the South Tower: Fiduciary Trust at floors 90 and 94 to 97; AON at floors 92 and 98 to 105. As for AON, its manager was Jim Pierce, a nephew of George Bush. Barbara Bush explained how he was able to escape harm on 9/11:
"We later learned that Marvin [Bush of Securacom, a WTC security contractor] had been in New York on a subway under Wall Street, on his way to a meeting. The train came to a stop and they had no idea what had happened. ... I also learned later that my nephew Jim Pierce narrowly escaped injury or possible death. He was scheduled to attend a meeting on the 102nd floor of the South Tower, which was the second building hit. However, the night before, the meeting was moved to an adjacent building because the group had outgrown the conference room. Jim later learned that twelve people were in the room where he was supposed to be; eleven died." 177
The "night" before? That's very last minute. It might be nothing, but is it unreasonable to ask how many persons besides Pierce received word that the meeting had been moved?
Anne A. Tatlock, chairman and CEO of Fiduciary Trust, a company with a few officers in the Pilgrims Society, is another such example to consider. She also was not in her office on the morning of 9/11 because of an invitation to attend the annual golf charity event hosted by Warren Buffett in Omaha, Nebraska. While there, Tatlock learned of the attacks and apparently had to come to terms with the fact that "her entire office is gone, and she's here". 182 87 of her employees who were present that morning at the office were killed in the attack. In December 2004 Tatlock was selected as a trustee of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, together with questionable individuals as David Rockefeller, John Whitehead, Peter Peterson, Brian Mulroney (Blackstone board; close to Canadian-Belgian Desmarais conglomerate), Maurice Greenberg and Sir John Bond (Multinational Chairman's Group and a likely a Pilgrim). Presidents Bush, Clinton, Carter and Ford were invited to join also, just as mayor Rudolph Giuliani and governor of New York George Pataki. 183 Tatlock was also appointed to the board of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, named after a Pilgrims Society family, as well as to the board of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where James Baker could be found. It really doesn't matter whether or not the invitation of Tatlock constituted foreknowledge or not. These coincidences and connections may not prove much when it comes to 9/11, but they are nonetheless interesting, as they shed additional light on the old Franklin child abuse affair. Remember, that scandal from the late 1980s in which pedophile pimp Larry King (who basically worked for CIA director William Casey) played a central role? Buffett and his close friend Harold Anderson, described by one witness as "one of the sickest men whom I have been abused by", knew him well. There were also reports that King had free access to the local Offutt military base where child abuse/mind control research supposedly took place. 184
As everyone can see in ISGP's Superclass Index, Buffett is very close to the Rockefellers, Rothschilds and other members of the liberal elite. Although you won't find Buffett in the Pilgrims Society as long as he doesn't move to New York City, he and Harold Anderson form a small pro-liberal establishment hub in Omaha, Nebraska. Both men are CFR members with Anderson being chairman of the Nebraska Committee for Selection for the Rhodes Scholarships. 185 Both men were also members of the elite Augusta Golf Club, in which they shared membership with the Bechtels, George Shultz, Peter Peterson, Bill Gates and many other corporate executives around the country. 186
Buffett has organized his golf tournament annually in the late August to mid-September period since about 1992/1993. 187 Each year he invited dozens of executives from all over the country, but most of them are not particularly well known. What is really interesting is that the commanders of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force, located about 15 miles from Omaha, have been taking part in these events. Commander Henry G. "Hank" Chiles, Jr., is known to have been present at the 1995 and 1996 golf tournaments. 188 In 1996 he was still on active duty. Colonel Bob Smith, at the time the general manager of the Officers Club at Offutt, was a participant in the 1995 event. 189 To a degree this explains why USSTRATCOM commander Admiral Richard Mies was hosting a breakfast for Buffet's entourage on the morning of 9/11 at Offutt Air Force Base. 190 Coincidence or not, it remains a little odd that wealthy private citizens are at a base in command of the United States' long-range nuclear weapons arsenal. In fact, that same morning Global Guardian, a full scale nuclear simulation exercise, was "in full swing" at the base. Three Boeing E-4B National Airborne Operations Center ("Doomsday") planes were part of the exercise. Interestingly, on board of one of the planes was Brent Scowcroft, who was reported to be chairman of the "federal advisory committee" - possibly a temporary committee specifically created for the exercise. 191 Considering Brent Scowcroft, a protege of Henry Kissinger, is listed at a shared 10th place in ISGP's Superclass Index, this is not an unimportant fact to mention. In fact, ideally we would know the exact whereabouts and activities of everyone on the Superclass Index for the days before and the morning of 9/11. In the early afternoon President Bush could be found for about 1,5 hours in the same command bunker as Warren Buffett and his entourage had been roughly five hours earlier. There's no indication, however, that Buffett was still around at that point, watching the screens with popcorn in his hands. 192
Does this mean that Buffett would have been completely unaware that 9/11 was about to happen. No, not necessarily. One of the more interesting positions Warren Buffett has held is a life trusteeship of the Urban Institute. Already in the 1970s Buffett could be found on the board, along with Robert McNamara, Katharine Graham of the Washington Post and Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. 194 For those who forgot, Jordan, a close friend and advisor to Bill Clinton, was a director of Fuji Bank, located at the South Tower floor from which molten metal was seen flowing. The wife of James Woolsey, Suzanne, a Stanford and Harvard educated psychologist specialized in social relationships (including children), was a research program director at the Urban Institute from 1975 to 1977. 195 Coincidentally, her husband, future CIA director James Woolsey, held a position at Offutt Air Force Base in the 1987-1988 period when the Franklin scandal broke. 196 By 1981 John Deutch, Carla Hills and Cyrus Vance (Pilgrims) had joined the Urban Institute. 197 Fast forward to 2003: Buffett, Deutch, McNamara, Hills and Jordan are still listed as trustees, meaning that they have come to known each other pretty well over the years. 198 Deutch, of course, was friends with Joseph Nye, who in turn was closely affiliated with Joseph Kasputys, tenant of the WTC's South Tower collapse floors. Deutch was also the CIA boss of David Cohen, the curious AIG employee who may have ran the operation to bring down the WTC towers. Carla Hills, of course, was a long time director of AIG by the time 9/11 happened. And I almost forgot, who else was a trustee of the Urban Institute from the 1980s until his death in 1999? That would be Elliot Richardson, the protege of Joseph Kasputys, tenant of the South Tower's collapse floors. 199 Suzanne Woolsey was also close to Richardson.
Also not mentioned yet is that a year after 9/11 Buffett sponsored the "European Economic Round Table" at the home of Jacob Rothschild. Prominent participants included Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Wolfensohn. Rothschild and Wolfensohn, of course, were partners of Fuji Bank ... the company in the South Tower from which molten metal was seen flowing. Not unlike Buffett's friend Harold Anderson, Jacob Rothschild and his French family members were extremely close to a child abuse affair of their own: the Haut de la Garenne case that broke in 2008. 200
While seldom reported on in the mainstream press, child abuse accusations against establishment figures seem to be relatively common. These accusations have been discussed in depth by ISGP. While not the focus of this article, they are not irrelevant either. There is great correlation between accusations of child abuse and persons suspected here of involvement in the 9/11 event. And if these accusations are true, it becomes very easy to imagine that these same elites have no problem killing a few thousand of their own citizens.
Closely related to pedophile entrapment networks is the MK-ULTRA type mind control research. For some time I contemplated discussing it in relation to the 9/11 hijackers, among many reasons because of Morse Allen's early CIA experiments 201, Sirhan Sirhan, who killed Robert Kennedy; and, in case of 9/11, some of the impressions left behind by Mohammed Atta that he was "brainwashed". 202 In fact, the 9/11 hijackers in Florida exhibited a curious mix of religious extremism, drug use and womanizing. 203 However, looking a little deeper at things: human nature is filled with contradictions, especially the minds of muslim extremists. For the time being, there's no need to go down this road.
Maybe it's time we take a little step down from the superclass and analyze what exactly went down on the ground in and around the World Trade Center complex on 9/11 in terms of where everybody was at what point. It would be interesting to see if everything at the level of the average rescue worker and their immediate leadership does check out and at which level of authority anomalies begin to creep in.
On 9/11, Pete Ganci is the chief uniformed officer of the New York Fire Department. Daniel Nigro is his deputy; Steve Mosiello his best friend and executive assistant. Others working under these men at the fire department's citywide tour command center that morning include fire chiefs Joseph Callan, Salvatore Cassano, Albert Turi, Donald Burns, and Jerry Barbara. Also present are EMT special events coordinator Richard Zarrillo and FDNY captain Abdo Nahmod, whose boss, EMS division chief John Peruggia, is still on his way to work.
As soon as Ganci hears about the first impact into the Twin Towers around 8:50 a.m., he immediately sends everyone to the World Trade Center, including himself. He, Nigro and Mosiello together drive to Ground Zero and, before even the second plane has hit, establish a command center right in front of the North Tower. Field Command is actually already setting it up in the middle of West Street, but Nigro and Cassano order it to be moved farther back, in front of Winter Garden, lodged in between 2 and 3 World Financial Center. Around 9:25 a.m. Albert Turi is responsible for moving it north another 20 feet, right in front of the ramp of Winter Garden, which allows for faster escape if things go sideways. That may well have saved a few lives, including his own, as he watched the collapsing building a little too long before running. 204
The North Tower command center is in operation at this point for a good 30 minutes. It was set up by chief Joe Pfeifer, whose Manhattan-based crew was the first to arrive on the scene, minutes after the impact of the first plane. The now famous Naudet brothers are imbedded with him. The brothers are following a probie at Engine 7, located a 2 minute drive from the World Trade Center, when 9/11 happens. Fire chief Peter Hayden reports to the North Tower lobby a few minutes after Pfeifer. When Ganci and his crew arrive around 9:00 a.m., Joe Callan is put in charge of the North Tower lobby command center, with Pfeifer and Hayden delegated to supporting roles. 205 Also present in the North Tower lobby early on is OEM director Richard Sheirer. He immediately came down from his office a few blocks away upon learning of the first impact. 206 Fire commissioner Thomas van Essen is spotted, as is his deputy Billy Feehan. Reverent Mychal Judge is walking around in the lobby, looking extremely nervous. He apparently died of a heart attack during the first collapse; not from physical injuries. Rescue operations chief Ray Downey is present early on in the North Tower, but keeps moving between the North Tower, South Tower and West Street command posts. 207 Father John Delendick is also around somewhere, but by the time of the first collapse is near the West Street command center. WTC security director John O'Neill, the famous FBI Al Qaeda hunter, is present in the lobby of the North Tower around the time of the Pentagon crash. Sheirer briefly interacts with him, before O'Neill goes over the South Tower. It's the last anyone alive today sees of him. O'Neill began his job here three weeks before, on August 23. 208
When the South Tower is hit at 9:03 a.m. Ganci sends fire chiefs Donald Burns, Orio Palmer and Jerry Barbara to the South Tower. Burns is put in charge here. 209 Minutes later, fire chief Albert Turi arrives in the North Tower lobby, together with his aide Joseph Chiafari. After brief discussions with Hayden, Callan and the fire commissioners, Turi and Chiafari rush out again towards West Street in an effort to set up a combined command center for both towers. However, chief Ganci's people have already accomplished this task. 210
Rescue operations chief Ray Downey, a nationally-renowned building collapse expert, arrives at the West Street command center at some point around 9:00 a.m. He's trying to get firefighter teams safely into the towers and is spotted on at least two occasions in the North Tower lobby. 211 It's especially dangerous at this point to be near the North Tower, with not just debris falling, but people jumping every few seconds. Many firefighters witness up to 100 people falling to their deaths, some of them landing just a few feet away. One firefighter is hit by a jumper and dies instantly.
Around 9:20 a.m., John Peruggia, who has safely parked his car half a mile to the south, arrives at the external command center. He discusses strategy for some time with Ganci and Nigro, before moving to his OEM post at World Trade Center 7. He has already tasked Richard Zarrillo and Abdo Nahmod with activating the OEM bunker on WTC 7's 23rd floor. They accomplish this around 9:30. Upon Peruggia's arrival here, somewhere around the Pentagon impact of 9:37 a.m., Zarrillo, Nahmod and OEM deputy chief Richard Rotanz inform him that Building 7, including its OEM bunker, is being evacuated due to a report that a third plane might be inbound. 212 Rotanz also informs his boss, Richard Sheirer, telling him that there are "still planes unaccounted for that may [be] heading for New York." Sheirer will later be criticized for turning this rather unspecific warning into a very specific one by falsely telling everybody in the North Tower lobby "that another plane [is] on the way," leading to a temporary evacuation of a few minutes. It appears Sheirer panicked at this point, irrationally ordering the police's aviation unit to intercept any incoming planes, apparently asking them to commit suicide. 213 The third plane report soon turns out false, although not everybody is made aware of this and confusion among some groups of firefighters lasts for some time. 214 Sheirer goes looking for the mayor soon after and leaves the lobby. 215
After the evacuation order, the OEM bunker is not reactivated on the 23rd floor. Instead, the lobby of WTC 7, where the first wounded persons from the Twin Towers begin to arrive, is transformed into a combined command center and triage 216, with an OEM bus becoming active at the corner of West Broadway and Barclay Street, on the north-east street corner of Building 7. 217 Later in the day the OEM command center will be moved to Pier 92, where FEMA coincidentally was in its final preparations for a bio-terrorism drill. 218 While the lobby of World Trade Center 7 is transformed into a triage, Peruggia becomes involved in a discussion with Rotanz and a number of unknown individuals, specifically a "representative from the Department of Buildings, but I'm not sure. Some engineer type person", who informs them that the Twin Towers are in imminent danger of collapse, the first and primary worry being the North Tower. 219 Upon hearing this, Peruggia instructs Zarrillo to rush over to the FDNY chief Pete Ganci and warn him about this danger. 220 This meeting must have taken place just after 9:50 a.m., because literally 25-30 seconds after Zarrillo informs Ganci, the South Tower comes down, which happens at 9:59 a.m. 221 Luckily for them, the farther-removed South Tower comes down first, with Ganci's team having prepared for disaster by leaving two garage doors open underneath the World Financial Center in which they are able to flee. Others make it down the ramp of Winter Garden and into offices where the dust cloud can't reach very well. 222 Chiefs Barbara, Burns and Palmer die in the collapse, along with everybody else operating in the South Tower. All chiefs in the North Tower and the West Street command center survive the collapse. Deputy commander Daniel Nigro is circling the World Trade Center site at this point to observe damage from all different directions. He is slightly closer to the South Tower than the command post, but manages to survive as well.
While the specific prediction for a collapse reached chief Ganci just seconds before collapse, senior fire chiefs inside the North Tower had already ordered an evacuation of their personnel at least 10 minutes before the first collapse. According to chief Joseph Callan, the reason for the evacuation was that "the building [North Tower] was no longer safe. And that was based on the conditions in the lobby, large pieces of plaster falling, all the 20 foot high glass panels on the exterior of the lobby were breaking. There was obvious movement of the building." 231 Chiefs Peter Hayden and Joe Pfeifer were involved in these discussions. The chiefs had great trouble reaching their men in the mid and upper parts of the towers, however, because the repeater system and almost all other communication systems refused to work after the plane impacts. 232 Therefore they had to rely on a rather antiquated hand-held radio system, the same which failed them at the World Trade Center Complex after the 1993 bombing. Strangely, around 11:00 a.m. Turi told the media they had given the order to evacuate because of reports of additional bombs going off inside the building. 233 He later retracted this belief and assumed the floors were just pancaking. However, he wasn't the only one thinking live on 9/11 that there were bombs in the buildings. As a preceding ISGP article has already made clear, this belief was widespread. Certainly if one hears the sudden initial South Tower collapse noise from the location of the West Street command center, as an ABC-7 reporter captured (see the first image in this section), it's pretty much impossible to deny that it doesn't sound and look like a bomb going off. According to Father Delendick, even renowned building collapse expert Ray Downey was among those convinced after the first collapse that bombs had brought down the South Tower, despite the fact that something like that obviously seems completely impossible for terrorists to achieve. He also indicated that more firefighters at the time thought there had been an explosion:
"We heard a rumbling noise, and it appeared that that first tower, the South Tower, had exploded, the top of it. That's what I saw, what a lot of us saw. ... I remember asking Ray Downey was it the jet fuel that blew up. He said at that point he thought there were bombs up there because it was too even. As we've since learned, it was the jet fuel that was dropping down that caused all this. But he said it was too even. So his original thought was that he thought it was a bomb up there as well. ... I'm not sure where Ray Downey went. I understand Pete Ganci found a stairwell [and went] back to the command post." 234
Downey died in the second collapse when the North Tower came down. So did Pete Ganci and deputy fire commissioner Billy Feehan. They bravely stayed behind on West Street, where the command center had been in front of Winter Garden. They tried to direct firefighters coming out of the North Tower towards safety. All other surviving chiefs and firefighters were told to move north on West Street until reaching the intersection with Murray Street, which was still too close in case of a North Tower collapse. And indeed, when the North Tower collapsed, once again everybody had to run for their lives, many getting trapped for a second time in a dust cloud. 235 Downey, Ganci and Feehan didn't stand a chance, however. They were pretty much right underneath the North Tower when it came down. As far as we can tell, they never heard the warning of the police helicopter 20 minutes in advance that some of the perimeter columns were "glowing red" and that collapse might be imminent. 236 The question is if they would have left the area based on this information. Most likely they wouldn't have, not until all their men were out.
As for mayor Rudy Giuliani, there has been a prominent media report that he was at the West Street command center across the North Tower until roughly 10 minutes before the first collapse. 239 While he most certainly was present at the command center, it appears he left much sooner than this.
Giuliani and his police commissioner Bernard Kerik arrive at West Broadway right next to WTC 7 around the time of the second impact at 9:03 a.m. At that point they come to the conclusion that the OEM bunker in WTC 7 is too dangerous to enter and instead walk towards the West Street command center where they have brief discussions with Ganci and Nigro. They decide to look for an alternative to the OEM bunker. A young police officer suggests an office of Merrill Lynch at 75 Barclay street, across the north-east corner of WTC 7, and the whole entourage moves back north. This can't have been much later than 9:15 a.m., because Giuliani and Kerik only feature in the testimonies of Ganci's deputies Mosiello and Nigro. 240 EMS chief John Peruggia, fire chief Albert Turi and his aide Joseph Chiafari, arriving around 9:20-9:25 a.m. at the West Street command post, with the latter two giving an extensive list of individuals they spotted here, never mention seeing Giuliani or Kerik. Peruggia, who walked to Building 7 just after 9:30 a.m., did notice members of the mayor's group move towards Barclay Street, seemingly after a brief stop at World Trade Center 7. 241 Looking at the account of Ray Goldbach, the executive assistant to fire commissioner Thomas van Essen, he and associates probably spent at least 20 minutes in search of the mayor at Barclay Street, 7 World Trade Center, and back up towards Greenwich Street, when the first tower collapsed. 242
The South Tower comes down as Giuliani is speaking to the White House, where persons as Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Norman Mineta, and Richard Clarke are situated. 75 Barclay is clearly also too close to the World Trade Center complex: some of the windows break and the dust cloud blows right in through the front door. Giuliani and Kerik are evacuated through the building to Church Street. As their drivers are racing 80 mph (130 kmh) north, the North Tower collapses, taking Ganci, Downey, and Feehan with it. 243
When the death of chief Ganci is confirmed in the early afternoon, Daniel Nigro becomes the new chief of the fire department. Around the same time, at roughly 12:15 p.m., Barry Jennings and Michael Hess are freed from World Trade Center 7 244, followed a few minutes later by OEM deputy chief Richard Rotanz and a number of unknown other individuals, entering Building 7 in order to determine its stability. 245 From what little detail we have, this inspection team determines that Building 7 is going to collapse. As chief Peter Hayden explained:
"Well, we had our special operations people set up surveilling instruments to monitor and see if there was any movement of the building. We were concerned about the possibility of collapse of the building and we had a discussion with one particular engineer and we asked him if we allowed it to burn, could we anticipate a collapse and if so, how soon? And it turned out that he was pretty much right on the money, that he said "In it's current state, you have about five hours." 246
"One particular engineer"? Can we be any more vague? As with the prediction that the Twin Towers were going to collapse, we don't know which engineer or engineers actually provided the collapse warning for WTC 7. This is unacceptable, of course, if only for the historical record. And why does no one want to take credit for having predicted the collapse of these towers, especially because pretty much no else saw it coming? Whatever exactly happened, around 3:00 p.m. Daniel Nigro instates a collapse zone around Building 7. 247 At 5:20 p.m., immediately after a loud explosion, it suddenly comes down at free fall speed.
It appears at least one fire chief, Joe Pfeifer, who lost his brother on 9/11, asked himself a few questions about collapse foreknowledge by government officials. Possibly others also wondered about important people leaving the scene before the collapse:
"There was also later on the possibility of a third plane. Again, we just heard somebody say it and we tried to confirm it. We could not confirm it with any law enforcement people. We all ran out at that point. ...
"Right before the south tower collapsed, I noticed a lot of people just left the lobby, and I heard we had a crew of all different people, high-level people in government, everybody was gone, almost like they had information that we didn't have. Some of them were moved across the street to the command post [where Ganci was located]. ...
"Companies were coming in and we were listing them on the command board so we had an account of everybody. Unfortunately, the command board is not around any longer." 248
As discussed in the previous section, I'm not convinced at all of anyone at the level of the mayor and below him having had any foreknowledge of the attacks or the buildings coming down. The mayor and his immediate deputies, Van Essen, Sheirer and Kerik, didn't necessarily have to be on the front lines of the battle, especially not if there's considerable risk involved. And there was considerable risk. A second plane had hit the towers. Potentially more planes were underway. Maybe bombs would go off or additional elevators would crash down into the lobby. Marble slabs were continuing to fall from walls. The lobby was a dangerous place and anyone who did not absolutely have to be there was probably trying to get out. In fact, Callan explained that they were evacuating the building from at least 10 minutes before collapse. In his World Trade Center task Force interview, Pfeifer also seems to have been under the impression that persons as chief Ganci should have first reported at the lobby command center, while in reality they (wisely) stayed outside to set up a primary command center in a safer location.
While there is absolutely no evidence that anyone in the New York Fire Department had any clue beforehand that the buildings were going to come down, it does appear that Nigro in particular (and certainly the BBC) is covering for someone. Nigro has explicitly attacked "conspiracy theorists" regarding Building 7, explaining that he instated a collapse zone around Building 7 "without consulting the owner, the mayor or anyone else." 253 That's all nice and well, but Nigro was still acting on advise of engineers whom to this day are anonymous. At the same time we have statements that Building 7 for some bizarre reason was going to be demolished with fires still burning, and Silverstein already in discussion with his insurance company over this. 254 This is besides Silverstein's equally bizarre "pull it" comment. 255 In 2008, in the BBC's The Third Tower documentary, Nigro rather emotionlessly explains that it would have been "obscene" if he were part of any 9/11 conspiracy. 256 That's most likely true, but it doesn't change the fact that he is aiding a cover up of some kind.
One thing that can't be denied about Nigro is that he has been making friends since 9/11. In September 2002, he joined the FDNY Terrorism Preparedness Taskforce, along with elites as former CIA director and top neocon James Woolsey (head and chief counsel), former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit, and Rockefeller and JASON Group scientist Joshua Lederberg. If there ever was a combination of suspects behind the rigging of the World Trade Center towers, it's pretty much these individuals. Another member of the group was nuclear physicist Gregory Canavan, whom we can also find at the U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Advisory Group at Offutt AFB (chair), U.S. Space Command and Northern Command Independent Strategic Assessment Group (chair), the Army Science Board, the Missile Defense Advisory Committee (MDAC) and other committees few have ever heard of. The FDNY Terrorism Preparedness Taskforce was put together by superclass billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the new mayor of New York after Giuliani. 257 In 2014 Nigro returned to the New York Fire Department as its commissioner, the highest civilian post of the department. In that capacity he is directly responsible to the mayor and holds the same position his boss Thomas van Essen had on 9/11.
We see a similar trend at the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where its 9/11 director Richard Sheirer appears to have had absolutely no foreknowledge that the buildings were going to collapse, while at the same time he is one hundred percent cooperating with the cover up. For starters, Sheirer has made the questionable claim that the last minute collapse warning for the Twin Towers came from FDNY rescue operations chief and building collapse expert Ray Downey:
"I really thought we would lose the top of the building and it wasn't until much later there was a discussion that the buildings might collapse. And that discussion I wasn't present for, but came from Ray Downey, who lost his life, but was one of the world's preeminent experts on collapse. He'd been sent to Oklahoma City, the Murray Office Building bombing. He'd been to other things." 258
Quite possibly Downey relayed the message to 75 Barclay, but it's doubtful he was the source. We've just described the movements of all the major fire chiefs on the morning of 9/11. As far as we can tell, Downey was present at the West Street command center with Ganci before the second plane hit. He was also spotted moving in and out of the North Tower lobby early on. After the second plane impact, he aided chiefs Burns, Barbara and Palmer in getting firefighter teams into the South Tower. He did not stay here, however, as he was spotted again at the West Street command center around 9:30 a.m., returned to the North Tower lobby around this time, and survived the collapse of the South Tower. At that point he was not present anymore in the North Tower lobby. Father John Delendick briefly spoke to Downey after the first collapse, indicating he was somewhere near the West Street command center. Where Downey precisely was in the 10-15 minutes before collapse is unknown, but there is no evidence that he went over to WTC 7 to have a chat with Richard Rotanz and John Peruggia. While it is possible, it's hard to imagine that Downey would not have informed chief Ganci first about these concerns. Peruggia also clearly referred to someone else--an "engineer type person" he didn't know--as the source of the warning. He never mentioned seeing Downey, whom he knew very well. On top of that, we know that Downey was actually of the opinion right after the first collapse that "there were bombs up there because it was too even", indicating he had not expected a full collapse beforehand.
I guess we have just found one more reason why it needs to be clarified who provided the last minute collapse warning for the Twin Towers, as well as WTC 7. In the 30 minute interview just cited, Sheirer initially comes across as a very genuine and friendly person. But appearances can deceive. He clearly knows precisely which opinions to have and to not have. As a person who has worked for mayor Rudy Giuliani since 1994 and who later became executive vice president of Giuliani Partners, it's not hard to see why he fawns all over the former mayor, promoting him as the ideal future president of the United States. It's still a little over the top though:
"[Giuliani is] a caring thoughtful individual. ... He comforted people, got them what they needed, and is a decisive decision maker... He's a terrific person to work for, to work with, and I'm proud to say he is a very good friend. ... He was going through the same thing you were, because many of the people that were lost that day were very good friends of his also. You know, I mentioned Billy Feehan and Pete Ganci and Father Judge. And individual police officers and firefighters. [Just before] he had thrown a dinner for ... Ray Downey to recognize his service to the city. ... He's always thoughtful of people and he understands that people need support and help and he doesn't abandon them. And he is really a very special individual. ... I'm very worried about complacency [of the people towards a potential new terrorist attack]..."
Sheirer thinks the assassination of Osama bin Laden and the dumping of his body was a "gutsy move" but at the same time "a wonderful job" with "everything [done] proper." More worryingly, he thinks 9/11 skeptics should "grow up!" 261 This includes the well known skeptical 9/11 families, whom Sheirer attacks rather insidiously near the end of his interview:
"The [9/11] families have responded to this over the years in a number of ways. Some with strength that I can't imagine when they have lost a child or mother or a father. ... They've done some wonderful things out of that - and now they are helping the military. And their attitudes, and their personalities, reflect a strength that is just unbelievable. And then you go to the other end of the spectrum. There are families who have used this to, unfortunately, not to better anybody but to help themselves. Not in a good way, but just to benefit from it. Then there are those families who can't and probably never will get over this and you feel bad for them. You hope that they would get some help, professional help... and reflect on the person they lost in a positive way instead of being so angry and bitter. ... It really doesn't matter what happens. They'll always be the same way [not clear if he's talking about the terrorists or critical 9/11 families]. And that's unfortunate. For them, not for anybody else."
Whether or not one thinks Sheirer is a bit of dirt bag, it doesn't seem very likely that he had any advance knowledge of the attacks or the buildings coming down. He was on location within minutes and lost "between 75 and 100 friends, the sons of friends, and fathers of friends." 262 This includes chief Ganci. Sheirer was basically lucky to survive. If he walked out of the North Tower 5 or 10 minutes later, he might well have been buried in the rubble of the South Tower coming down.
Sheirer has had a good mentor in Giuliani when it comes to twisting the truth, insidious underhanded remarks, and kissing asses. Giuliani appears to be a real piece of work. He married three times, divorced twice. The first marriage was to his second cousin Regina Peruggi, with his best man being close friend and accused pedophile priest Alan Placa. Giuliani kept the blood relation secret from the church at the time of the wedding, but later quietly used it to get a divorce. In 2002 he was able to end his second marriage on grounds of "cruelty", most likely invoked because his wife, Donna Handover, wouldn't have sex with him anymore. She filed a counterclaim requesting a divorce on grounds that Giuliani had committed "serial adultery". For years the married Giuliani had rather public affairs, among them with communications secretary Cristyne Lategano, whom he provided with "a $250,000 a year job as head of the NYC Convention and Visitor's Bureau". 263
When it comes to protecting himself and blowing his own horn, Giuliani didn't oppose the statement of his police commissioner Bernard Kerik that he was present at the West Street command center just 10 minutes before the towers collapsed. He claimed he was just as much at Ground Zero as the rescue workers, but in reality spent as much time here in three months as the average rescue worker spent in just three days. He was heavily criticized over this by fire and police officials. 264
Then there are all the other instances. During Giuliani's 9/11 Commission hearing he suggested that firefighters ignored evacuation orders because they unselfishly decided to stay behind trying to help civilians. In reality, many firefighters higher up in the towers were unable to hear these evacuation orders due to antiquated radios. These radios already failed during the 1993 WTC bombing, but were never replaced until 2001, after Giuliani awarded a no-bid contract to Motorola. Unfortunately, the new radios malfunctioned and were immediately recalled, thus on 9/11 the fire department still had to work with the same faulty system as in the 1993 bombing. 265 Giuliani skipped this aspect and the 9/11 Commission didn't ask him about the no-bid contract. The result was a number of angry shouts from the crowd: "Talk about the radios! Stop wasting time! My son was murdered, because the radios didn't work!" Applause follows by people mainly in the back, but Giuliani and the commissioners completely dismiss it. While Slade Gorton predictably reacts to the story with misty puppy dog eyes and the words "Thank you, thank you. That's absolutely extraordinary", with others pleading for order, Giuliani spits in the face of the protestors by saying: "It's an understandable - Senator, it's an understandable [reaction]. And when you undergo the losses, it creates, uh, [anger]. It's very, very understandable." In other words, Giuliani is saying that these people are just being irrational; they don't have any real questions. The crowd in the back reacts by yelling "Lies! One sided! Ask about who is getting contracts from Motorola! Put one of us on that panel, just one of us!" It doesn't go anywhere. Vice chairman Thomas Kean, a solid member of the superclass, ends Giuliani's interview with:
"I did feel how it is important that I simply just express my appreciation not just for your leadership - you've heard that a lot this morning - but also for the cooperation you've given this commission and the candor with which you responded this morning. ... As mid-Westerner, I might say to you I've been impressed time and again with the pride you've expressed in New York City. And I admire that greatly. "
The panegyric is interrupted by someone in the crowd again: "Stop kissing ass! 3000 people are dead! Let us ask some real questions here! I will ask for two minutes to ask some real questions! I wanna know why 300 firemen died and I've got some real questions! Let's ask some real questions! Is that unfair?" Somebody else chimes in as the session is ended. It appears some people are clapping for Giuliani and others for the protestors. 266
It's quite clear that the 9/11 Commission to a large extent was just a puppet show, with many important questions being ignored. What's unfortunate though is that it takes family members of dead firefighters and a relatively minor issue of incompetence and nepotism, to have a handful of people take the lead and start protesting.
Another controversial issue revolving Giuliani is that in 2002 one of his best friends since the late 1950s, Father Alan Placa, was forced to resign from his position in the Diocese of Rockville Center, Long Island, where he was basically seen as a spider in a network of 23 child abusing priests:
"Placa's formal title at the Archdiocese of Rockville Center was Vice Chancellor and Secretary for Health Affairs, but behind the scenes, he acted as legal council for the Bishop. In that capacity, all cases of alleged sexual abuse by clergy were referred to him. When speaking with families of victims, Placa acted as if he were trying to dispense justice in their cases, but was in fact acting as the bishop's lawyer. In his interviews with the victims of sexual molestation by priests, Placa would steer them into making statements supporting the diocese's case and enabling the offending priests to get off the hook. Placa was a nationally recognized expert on sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy and was personally in charge of the diocese's policy on abuse. In short, that policy was to badger the victim into backing down or shutting up, or, in some cases, getting abusive priests reassigned to other parishes where they often continued to work with children.
"In the 1980s, unbeknownst to other high-ranking priests in the Rockville Center diocese, Placa also acted as legal council to the House of Affirmation in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, a treatment center for priests with problems including those related to sex abuse, where he strove to negotiate settlements with abuse victims in the range of $20,000 to $100,000 each.
"In 2002, Placa's decades-long efforts to cover up sexual abuse by clergy came back to haunt him. In April of that year, he was asked to resign by Bishop William Murphy, who had replaced Bishop McGann, as Suffolk County was convening a grand jury to investigate possible obstruction of justice by officials of the Archdiocese of Rockville Center in regard to clerical sex abuse cases. During the course of the grand jury proceedings, not only was Placa's role in covering up clerical abuse brought to light, but the grand jury report also identified Placa himself as "Priest F," who, while a teacher at St. Pius X Preparatory Academy in Uniondale during the 1970s, before he became an official of the diocese, accumulated a string of sexual abuse accusations, including one of attacking a teenager and feeling him up while preparing banners for a right-to-life demonstration. In connection with these accusations, Placa was suspended in 2003 from performing the mass and exercising other functions of the priesthood, pending an investigation. Summing up the grand jury report, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said that the grand jury could have indicted 23 Long Island priests for sexually abusing children had the right laws been in place at the time." 267
Several months after Placa was suspended in 2002, he was hired as a consultant by Giuliani Partners. What Placa exactly was doing in this position, the firm refused to disclose. 268 Placa and Giuliani first met in the late 50s in high school. At the time Giuliani himself was aspiring to become a priest, but in the end chose law school. Placa was Giuliani's best man at his first wedding, officiated at his second, officiated at the funerals of Giuliani's parents, and baptized his children. They visit each other about once a week. 269 Interestingly, the case didn't make any headlines until Giuliani's presidential campaign in 2007. Another two years later, in December 2009, Placa was finally found "not guilty" by the Vatican, but only because "Placa could not be prosecuted criminally because the statue of limitations had expired." 270 Richard Tollner, the only victim-witness who came publicly forward, responded with, "I'm not retracting anything. He molested kids." 271 Given the Vatican's reputation on these matters even with ordinary child abusing clergy, it's hard to imagine them throwing a priest under the bus who is politically connected and has saved them hundreds of thousands of dollars in litigation costs.
Giuliani's ties to the Catholic church are actually more extensive than just Placa. He's a political protege of Knight of Malta Bill Simon, the son of William Simon (1927-2000). 272 While the elder William Simon is primarily known as U.S. treasury secretary from 1974 to 1981, he was one of the biggest Catholic power houses of his lifetime. A brief summary of his key associations in business include Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, Kissinger Associates, Halliburton, Power Corporation, United Technologies, and W.R. Grace & Co. Furthermore, he was president of the Olin Foundation, director of the Atlantic Council, trustee of CSIS and the Heritage Foundation; a member of the CFR, CNP, Bohemian Grove and Alfalfa; a Pilgrims Society executive, and on the executive committee U.S. branch of the Knights of Malta. 273 Not to be overlooked, Simon sat on the advisory board of AmeriCares, an outfit tightly linked to the Bush family, CIA, special operations, and international cases of child trafficking and abuse. 274 He could also be found at the earlier-mentioned American Australian Association, together with Rupert Murdoch, future WTC shopping mall owner Frank Lowy, James Wolfensohn, Maurice Greenberg, David Rockefeller, and Riley Bechtel.
Simon, Sr. basically was a leading representative of the Vatican to the liberal establishment. And it is his son appears to have been one of the major powers behind the throne of Giuliani. Bill Simon wasn't the only one, however. From the Washington Post in 2007:
"Starting last fall, when Giuliani first called Simon and said he was running for president, Simon, 56, has been more responsible than anyone for Giuliani's policy education, and he has been the agent charged with managing the sometimes eager, sometimes awkward relationship between the former mayor of a liberal city and the conservative establishment.
"Well before Giuliani said publicly that he would be a candidate, [Bill] Simon put him through a rolling seminar that those in the campaign called Simon University, bringing in thinkers to brief Giuliani on key issues. The result is that though many of Giuliani's campaign operatives worked with him when he was mayor, his policy staffers, who have largely been assembled by Simon, come mostly from the think-tank world.
"The roster of the seminars was a who's who of conservative intellectuals, and their ideas a menu of conservative thought. There were neoconservatives Norman Podhoretz, John R. Bolton and R. James Woolsey Jr. on foreign policy, as well as less ideological thinkers such as Gen. Anthony C. Zinni and Yale professor Charles Hill; the Hoover Institution's Michael Boskin on taxes and economic policy; Hoover's race scholars Shelby Steele and Thomas Sowell; and retired Gen. Jack Keane and the military scholar Frederick W. Kagan, the authors of the Iraq "surge." ...
"Giuliani's senior policy advisers tend to favor some of the least popular elements of Bush administration policy. His most visible foreign policy adviser, Podhoretz, supports an armed intervention in Iran and a lengthy stay in Iraq. Giuliani's lead economic adviser, Boskin, was a prominent proponent of privatizing Social Security and remains convinced of the long-term necessity of private accounts. And [Steve] Forbes, his campaign co-chairman, believes the Bush tax cuts did not go far enough in cutting marginal tax rates for the wealthy." 275
Norman Podhoretz, John Bolton, James Woolsey, Fred Kagan's brother-in-law Robert Kagan, and Steve Forbes (hardcore neocon, but also from a Pilgrims Society family) are all solid superclass and all appear in ISGPs Superclass Index. Even General Jack Keane could be added as a minor player to the index. He can or could be found at General Dynamics, the Defense Policy Board, National Defense Panel, the Institute for the Study of War (with Robert Kagan's mother), and a few other NGOs. He's very well connected to the military establishment.
These ties to the liberal, Zionist and neocon elites seem to have increased immediately after 9/11 when Giuliani was considered the "mayor of America" and a poster boy for protecting the United States against future acts of terrorism. He basically became friends with just about anyone suspected in this article of having known about explosives in the World Trade Center towers. In 2004 Giuliani joined the board of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (WTCMF), together with David Rockefeller, Maurice Greenberg, Peter Peterson, John Whitehead, Anne Tatlock, and others. We already discussed this group and these individuals. Giuliani was also invited to the America-Israel Friendship League, also discussed previously. It is stacked with liberal and neocon elites as George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, Lawrence Eagleburger, Jack Kemp, Vernon Jordan, General Paul Vallely (boss and friend of Col. Michael Aquino), CPMAJO's Malcolm Hoenlein, the Anti-Defamation League's Abraham Foxman, and more. In 2005 the Qatar royal family became clients of Giuliani Partners. After Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Qatar has the strongest ties to the western superclass. The royal family is particularly close to Jacob Rothschild and the billionaire Kravis couple, judging by the board of the Qatar Museums Authority.
Giuliani and his police commissioner Bernard Kerik were also picked up by the Bush administration in the aftermath of September 11. After the invasion of Iraq, Kerik was appointed interim interior minister of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, a position he held from May to September 2003. It was headed by persons as Kissinger Associates managing director Paul Bremer and CIA asset Ahmed Chalabi. Kerik had no education to speak of, apart from a B.S. in social theory which he received in 2002, probably as a requirement to be given a higher level position like this. Giuliani had ambitions of his own. At the 2004 Republican National Convention he explained the thoughts he supposedly had after the 9/11 attack: "Without really thinking, based on just emotion, spontaneous, I grabbed the arm of then-Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, and I said to him, "Bernie, thank God George Bush is our president."" That same year the former New York mayor was nominated for the position of secretary of Homeland Security, its advisory headed for a long time by two former CIA heads. However, the appointment fell through after concerns about the amount of dirt and scandal that might be dug up around him, much of which has already been reported in this chapter. On Giuliani's recommendation, President Bush nominated Kerik instead, which turned out to be a monumental disaster. First Kerik had to admit he'd employed an undocumented alien as a nanny and from there the ball went rolling. Eventually he went to jail in 2010 for fraud and (violent) intimidation partly involving associates of the Gambino crime family. 276
Kerik is a peculiar individual. Looking at his background, maybe one shouldn't be surprised if it turns out one day that he has been a long-term but low to mid-level CIA asset. He had early stints in Saudi Arabia as a security guard and served as a hand-to-hand combat instructor to special forces at the Kennedy Special Warfare School. After being hired as a bodyguard for Giuliani in 1994, he becomes affiliated at some point with heirs to the Gambino mafia, a family notorious for its associations with Mena, the Clintons, the P2 and Michele Sindone network. After his stint as Iraq's interior minister (overlooking the police and intelligence services) was over, Kerik served as a national security advisor to King Abdullah of Jordan and President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana. 277 In recent years he has also been invited as a knight commander in the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. Headed by the centuries old royal Bourbon family, it has various shady Cercle members among its ranks. 278
All this having been said, there's still no indication that Giuliani or any of his subordinates had foreknowledge of the events of 9/11. Most likely he is considered a corrupt person who the superclass can rely on to protect their interests. It might be fruitful to figure out who Giuliani was talking to the entire day of 9/11, because it was him who in the afternoon of 9/11 helped quell rumors of explosives at the World Trade Center. As one reporter noted:
"I spent the rest of the afternoon at the mayor's command center. The reporters were trying to figure out what happened. We were thinking that bombs had brought the buildings down. The mayor [Giuliani] talked to us and said he had no evidence of bombs." 279
Assuming there were explosives, how could the persons involved be certain that Giuliani would go along with dismissing them? It's the same question with the mainstream media, in which reporters and program hosts didn't even explain to the public that earlier reports about explosions and bombs had been incorrect. Everybody just dropped the issue like a hot potato. The question is how this happens. In case of Giuliani, does he have some kind of national security or anti-terrorism aide in direct touch with the CIA, White House, or "retired" government officials at a think tank which he more or less blindly listens to? Very hard to say, but one would think that Giuliani is a controlled asset.
The funny thing is, I actually deleted a section from the original version of this article that dealt with the incredible amount of child abuse accusations against persons suspected here of 9/11 involvement. So I delete it, and with the very first update the link between Giuliani and Placa comes up, apart from a separate article I read a few weeks ago in which Lord Leon Brittan is accused of child abuse and also of covering up other cases. Brittan was a solid member of the establishment, close to the Rothschilds and numerous Pilgrims Society executives. Ironically, he was a speaker at the World Trade Center Association, Chateau Sainte-Anne, Brussels, which I had earlier already flagged for its huge amount of national and international elites accused of child abuse. It makes me fear the worst when it comes to the type of skeletons in Giuliani's closet.
Mind you, it is very common for mayors to appear in child abuse dossiers (not to mention police commissioners). For Belgium and France alone I'm aware of Leopold Lippens (Knokke 1979-2004), Pierre Descamps (Aubechies and Beloeil), Serge Kubla (Waterloo since 1982), Pierre and Dominique Baudis (Toulouse 1971-2001), and Philippe Douste-Blazy (Lourdes 1989-2000 and Toulouse 2001-2004, and deputy mayor 2004-2008). Douste-Blazy was France's foreign minister under Jacques Chirac, himself a mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995 who surrounded himself with ultra-right figures, some of whom also implicated in high-level sadistic child abuse networks. The notorious Paul vanden Boeynants almost became mayor of Brussel at one point were it not for his past (publicly-known) transgressions. One thing Placa and Giuliani might have in common with many of these European figures is an Opus Dei allegiance, but this is usually kept very hush-hush. The Knights of Malta represent the same network though.
Then there's the question why Barry Jennings purposely lied to Alex Jones and the Loose Change crew in 2007 about explosions taking place before any of the towers came down. This is discussed in detail in ISGP's WTC 7 article. Subsequently Jennings dies under mysterious circumstances, days before the NIST report on Building 7 is released. This appears to be some sort of psychological warfare operation. But who does it come down from? Barry Jennings worked as deputy director of emergency services for the New York City Housing Authority, whose chairman is decided on by the mayor. At the same time the person Jennings got stuck with inside WTC 7 is Michael Hess, Rudy Giuliani's chief lawyer and later founder and senior managing director of Giuliani Partners. In 2008 the BBC tried to debunk Jennings and at the same time interviewed Hess, but left enough holes open to allow for the debate to continue indefinitely. Considering we have more than enough evidence of intelligence services purposely creating all kinds of red herrings in conspiracy-related subjects and one has to conclude that it is very likely here that the New York City mayors, Giuliani (1994-2001) and Bloomberg (2002-2013), can be used as assets in these types of political manipulations. The trick is finding out why they're going along; what kind of skeletons they hide in their closets.
PART II: CIA-RELATED
Almost every controversial affair is followed up with a Congressional investigation and 9/11 was no exception. The 9/11 Commission was established in November 2002. As initial chairman Bush picked none other then Henry Kissinger, the undisputed number 1 in ISGP's Superclass Index and - as has been discussed - a person who should actually be considered one of the main suspects behind 9/11: advisory board chairman of AIG, involved in the same group that provided Mohammed Atta with a scholarship, and friends with virtually all other suspects in the event.
Maybe we shouldn't forget that back in the late 1960s and 1970s Kissinger, as national security advisor, 40 Committee chairman and secretary of state (for a while all at the same time), literally ran worldwide CIA operations, from putting South American dictators in powers to the sanctioning of funding for the fascist-terrorist P2 Lodge in Italy. As discussed at length in ISGP's Pilgrims Society article, Kissinger literally gave orders to CIA director Richard Helms and his deputy director of operations Thomas Karamessines on these issues.
In other words, Kissinger should be the last person to head any kind of independent inquiry into 9/11 - yet he was Bush's first pick. It's yet another solid indication that something related to 9/11 was in great need of covering up.
However, Kissinger was quickly forced to resign as 9/11 Commission chair by the 9/11 families after they began pointing to potential conflicts of interest of his firm Kissinger Associates. Rather than divulging any details about his clients, the Saudi Arabian bin Laden family in particular, Kissinger decided to withdraw. 280
Former Senator George J. Mitchell, once a member of the Select Committee on the Iran-Contra Affair, had been appointed vice chairman, but had retired for similar reasons a few days earlier. Ironically, Mitchell had been the founding chairman of George Soros' International Crisis Group in 1995 (anno 2013 still listed as "chairman emeritus"). This is a very elite grouping, with men as Morton Abramowitz, Prince El-Hassan bin Talal, Prince Turki al Faisal, Vernon Jordan, Robert McNamara, Carla Hills, General Wesley Clark, Richard Armitage, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Mikhail Khodorkovsky all serving on the board at one point or another. 281 In this article some of these persons are considered important suspects in the 9/11 event. Looking at ISGP's index of institutes, we also find Mitchell at the Council for America's First Freedom, the State of the World Forum, the CFR, the Bilderberg steering committee and the Munich Security Conference, all very elite groups.
Immediately after the resignations of Kissinger and Mitchell, the names of Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, respectively as chairman and vice chairman, were put forward. Before we go on, let's first take a look at the National Endowment for Democracy. The following excerpt is from a 1991 Washington Post article:
"The old concept of covert action, which has gotten the agency into such trouble during the past 40 years, may be obsolete. Nowadays, sensible activities to support America's friends abroad (or undermine its enemies) are probably best done openly. That includes paramilitary operations such as supporting freedom fighters, which can be managed overtly by the Pentagon. And it includes political-support operations for pro-democracy activists, which may be best left to the new network of overt operators. ...
"A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA," agrees [Allen] Weinstein. The biggest difference is that when such activities are done overtly, the flap potential is close to zero. Openness is its own protection. ...
"The sugar daddy of overt operations has been the National Endowment for Democracy, a quasi-private group headed by Carl Gershman that is funded by the U.S. Congress. Through the late 1980s, it did openly what had once been unspeakably covert -- dispensing money to anti-communist forces behind the Iron Curtain. ... The National Endowment for Democracy was created in 1983 as a funding conduit for U.S. government financed regime change worldwide." 282
The National Endowment for Democracy is actually pretty similar in purpose and design as Soros' International Crisis Group, which we just mentioned. But what does the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) have to do with the 9/11 Commission? Well, looking at the board of the NED of the late 1990s we find the name Thomas Kean, the person who would be appointed chairman of the 9/11 Commission after the forced resignation of Kissinger. Kean stepped down from the NED board in late 1999 or early 2000. Amazingly, it is in this period that Lee Hamilton, future 9/11 Commission vice chairman, was invited to join the NED. 283
Kean and Hamilton are actually among the best connected individuals from U.S. congress and appear quite high in ISGP's Superclass Index - especially Hamilton. This means that they belong to the absolute elite of the elite, despite the fact that they are less well known as a Henry Kissinger or a Zbigniew Brzezinski. Both Kean and Hamilton have visited Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission at one time or another before 9/11. 284
In fact, a recent 2014 Pilgrims Society membership list this author acquired reveals that Kean has joined the board of this society. Guess who three of four long-standing vice presidents of this society were at that point? That would Henry Kissinger, Paul Volcker and John Whitehead, three very good friends - and also three very good Rockefeller friends. Alternately, others on the board include key officers of the Achelis and Bodman Foundation, a somewhat obscure non-profit that helps finance a plethora of neocon think tanks and conferences. So no, Kean is not even remotely independent.
Something else this author only realized years after the original version of this article was finished is that 9/11 Commission vice chair Lee Hamilton aided then Reagan vice president George H. W. Bush in covering up his (deep) involvement in the CIA-Contra cocaine import scandals of the 1980s. It's absolutely amazing that this is possible in what is supposed to be a modern democracy.
Getting back to the CIA's National Endowment for Democracy, others on the board of this NGO have included Zbigniew Brzezinski, Fred Ikle and Paul Wolfowitz, all of them in ISGP's Superclass Index. Paula Dobriansky, near the top of the Superclass Index, is vice chairman. Chairman until early 2001 was John Brademas, a Rockefeller man who is also close to the top of the Superclass Index. Brademas was among the individuals who for years had known Joseph Kasputys, tenant of the South Tower's impact and collapse floors, through the Committee for Economic Development (CED). Brademas had been a friend of notorious South Korean KCIA-sponsored lobbyist Tongsun Park, a founder of the CIA- and pedophile entrapment-linked George Town Club, since their days at Georgetown. Frank Carlucci, who also knew Kasputys at the CED and met Osama bin Laden's half brother on the morning of 9/11, appeared on the June 2001 NED list. Richard Holbrooke, who just joined AIG and was involved in the same U.S.-German exchange program network as Mohammed Atta, also appeared on the same list. Carlucci and Holbrooke can be found in ISGP's Superclass Index. 285 Again, it's such a small world at the very top.
It's interesting to note that the other 9/11 Commission members are less well connected than Kean and Hamilton. John Lehman is the third most connected commission member (and only slightly), followed by Jamie Gorelick.Here readers can check the various private institutes and committees these individuals have been involved with. This author actually encountered John Lehman, a former secretary of the air force, on recent Pilgrims Society membership lists as well, similar to 9/11 Commission chair Thomas Kean. Lehman was a Pilgrim in the 1990s and 2000s. Even more interesting, Lehman's name was closely linked to the 2016 anti-Erdogan coup in Turkey, providing us with (additional) evidence that Lehman is a top-level CIA asset. Not that that is so different from other commission members. Gorelick, for example, could be found on such trust-inspiring bodies as the Defense Policy Board and the CIA's National Security Advisory Panel.
9/11 Commission executive director Philip Zelikow is connected to the same interests. His appointment, a decision, to the chagrin of some of the Democratic committee members, made unilaterally by Kean and Hamilton, is especially clear-as-day evidence that with the 9/11 Commission the Bush administration was simply investigating itself. Like Rice, Zelikow was an important protege of George Shultz since the 1980s. All three played an important role in the Vulcan Team that prepared George W. Bush for the presidency. Rice joined Bush's administration as national security advisor and then secretary of state; Zelikow was appointed to the very influential President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB). In addition to that, in the late 1980s and early 1990s Zelikow had been an aide to President George H. W. Bush and national security advisor and Kissinger protege Brent Scowcroft. He has been a protege of the absolute top of ISGP's Superclass Index. ''Outside'' government he has been involved in the very elitist America Abroad Media, together with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel Huntington, Lee Hamilton, Brent Scowcroft, and former CIA directors Robert Gates and James Woolsey; and later on also in the Trilateral Commission and the Aspen Strategy Group.
Zelikow has been a good boy. In fact, he was such a good boy that his own 9/11 Commission staff turned on him, which, of course, had zero effect. Together with Kean and Hamilton, Zelikow prepared an outline of the final report even before the investigation began. While that might not be such a bad idea, the three actually decided to keep this outline hidden from the staff. When the staff found out about this over a year later, members were especially worried about a section entitled ''The Blinding Effects of Hindsight'', which clearly implies that it has already been decided from the start that the Bush administration could not have known or done anything beforehand to prevent the attacks. In response, staffers circulated a parody entitled ''The Warren Commission Report--Preemptive Outline'', with one of the chapter headings reading ''Single Bullet: We Haven't Seen the Evidence Yet. But Really. We're Sure.'' And here we're thinking that government investigators automatically denounce all conspiracy theories... The underlying message here is pretty strong. If staffers of the seemingly much more sensitive NIST investigation would only have dared to do something similar...
Lee Hamilton's appointment as vice chair of the 9/11 Commission additionally was the biggest joke ever after the failure to appoint Henry Kissinger as chair, because Hamilton, as chairman of the House Committee on the Iran Contra affair of the late 1980s already helped George Bush, Sr. in a big way with covering up CIA/Bush/White House-supported Contra cocaine trafficking into the United States in the 1982-1986 period. The Iran Contra committee wanted nothing to do with this information. A separate committee under Senator John Kerry was established for this, in which the Costa Rica-based CIA asset John Hull was named as major drug trafficker by half a dozen witnesses. When the Costa Rican president personally put wheels in motion to bring Hull to trial for drug trafficking, guess who headed a committee to force Hull's release? That would be Lee Hamilton. As a result Hull was released, spirited out of the country with U.S. aid, and subsequently shielded from extradition by President George H. W. Bush. And here we have Hamilton in the early 2000s popping up again to shield Bush, Jr. from any damaging questions being raised about 9/11. It boggles the mind that these elites can get away with this. I guess that's why they're called elites.
Two other pre-9/11 directors of the National Endowment for Democracy were Senator Bob Graham and Senator Jon Kyl. Graham was a member from at least 1996 to 2002; Kyl showed up in the June 2001 list. 286
Cant go wrong with a slogan like this. Is it pure coincidence that several key 9/11 investigators served on the board of this group in the years prior to the terrorist attack, along with men as Zbigniew Brzezinski and Frank Carlucci?
What is interesting about these men is that they visited Pakistan in the last days of August in 2001, less than two weeks before the attacks. Porter Goss, a former CIA covert operations officer and future CIA director, went with them. 287 At that point Goss was also a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, overseen by such notorious covert operations spooks Richard Helms, Ted Shackley (whom Goss had briefly worked for in 1963), Frank Carlucci, Bobby Ray Inman, George H. W. Bush and William Webster. 288 Among the men they met was General Musharraf and Pakistani intelligence chief General Mahmud Ahmed.
Soon hereafter General Ahmed came to the United States on a ten day trip. On the morning of 9/11 he was actually having lunch with Senator Graham, Senator Kyl and Porter Goss. It was during the meeting that a staffer of Porter Goss informed him that both World Trade Center tower had been hit. 289 There may not be much to worry about until this point, until one learns that Indian intelligence and the FBI found out that General Ahmed had ordered $100,000 to be wired to Mohammed Atta just before the visit of Goss, Graham and Kyl to Pakistan. 290 This news actually went unreported in the U.S. and most of the international media. Because of this lack of reporting it was actually possible to have Porter Goss and Senator Graham appointed as co-chairmen of the 9/11 Joint Intelligence Inquiry, in which Congress and the Senate were to find answers as to why the intelligence community hadn't picked up on the plot before it was carried out. The potential conflicts of interest here can be spotted from a mile away, of course. Obviously, Goss, Graham and Kyl should be thoroughly questioned about all the discussions they had with the Pakistani ISI, which has always been notorious for its support of Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda network. The "surprise" in 2011 when the Pakistanis turned out to be protecting bin Laden really was no surprise at all.
Along with Goss, Graham and Kyl, former CIA director James Woolsey and two of his colleagues at Crescent Investment Management, Mansoor Ijaz and General James A. Abrahamson, were also involved in the Pakistan question. On September 7, 2001, days before 9/11 and with General Ahmed in the United States, an article written by these men was published in the New York Times. It read:
"The Bush administration is preparing to lift punitive sanctions imposed on India for its nuclear program. But clearing this hurdle to bolster political, economic and military ties with India while maintaining even sterner sanctions on Pakistan would be seen throughout the Middle East as discrimination of the first order. Islamabad would be pushed in dangerous directions, particularly toward increased reliance on its nuclear and missile programs. ... India and Pakistan's greatest enemies are poverty and insularity, not each other. Lifting U.S. sanctions from both nations could help usher in an era of prosperity for the region while checking pressures to rely on military might. ... Pakistan is a deeply flawed state today. Reversing the current trends there is important for U.S. security. Simultaneously removing the sanctions on both India and Pakistan is a good place to start." 291
Apparently Woolsey was already involved with Goss, Kyl and Graham over the Pakistan question, but certainly after 9/11 they became close allies in the new War on Terror. By November 2001 Woolsey and Goss were both standing on stage at the 4th annual symposium of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. A year later Woolsey joined the AFIO - of which Goss had already been a member - as a honorary director. Woolsey, who, by the way, occupies the number 2 spot in ISGP's Superclass Index list, soon after 9/11 became a co-chairman of the influential Center for Security Policy, along with Senator Jon Kyl. The Center for Security Policy is a post-Cold War and neocon continuation of the notorious CIA-linked American Security Council. More than half of the people ending up in the Bush administration were directors or involved in its meetings in the years prior to 9/11. These included Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Douglas Feith and Dov Zakheim.
The interesting thing about Woolsey is that he actually was in contact with Al Qaeda elements in Pakistan, as well as its backer, the Pakistani ISI. Woolsey had been introduced to these networks by Mansoor Ijaz, the Pakistani founder of Crescent Investment Management, of which Woolsey was vice chairman. Vanity Fair explains:
"Danny [Pearl, the journalist who ended up being beheaded] called on a tip from Indian intelligence, which said [Mansoor] Ijaz was wired with leading jihadis. ... Ijaz made introductions to three sources: Shaheen Sehbai, editor of The News, Pakistan's largest English-language daily; a jihadi activist he declines to name; and--most fatefully-- Khalid Khawaja, a Muslim militant and a onetime agent with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI) who counts among his very best friends Osama bin Laden. Within weeks, Danny ... was in the capital, Islamabad, 700 miles to the north, for a several-hour session with Khalid Khawaja. ... But despite his talk of bin Laden's being "a man like an angel," Khawaja was sufficiently broad-minded [LOL] in his allegiances that he got the Taliban to agree to receive Ijaz and ex-CIA director Woolsey." 292
Mansoor Ijaz was the son of a nuclear engineer who played a major in Pakistan acquiring "the bomb". It appears that what Ijaz and Woolsey were trying to do, was to prevent Al Qaeda from acquiring nuclear weapons. Considering the allegiance many senior government officials in Pakistan, including the leadership of the ISI, have towards Al Qaeda, this country can certainly be considered a major threat to the United States. The ISI is even sponsoring terrorist attacks against India, knowing full well it will lose any conflict with that country.
"Danny made another valuable acquaintance in Hamid Mir, editor of Islamabad's Urdu-language Daily Ausaf and self proclaimed "official biographer" of Osama bin Laden. In their last chat, in early November, bin Laden had boasted of possessing chemical and nuclear weapons. Mir is a Taliban enthusiast. Quietly, though, Danny was onto something much more compelling than the daily bombing reports: he'd found links between the ISI and a "humanitarian" organization accused of leaking nuclear secrets to bin Laden. The group--Ummah Tameer-e-Nau (UTN)--was headed by Mr. Bashiruddin Mahmood, former chief of Pakistan's nuclear-power program and a key player in the development of its atomic bomb. Mahmood--who'd been forced out of his job in 1998 after U.S. Intelligence learned of his affection for Muslim extremists--acknowledged making trips to Afghanistan as well as meeting Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. ... That's not how the CIA saw it. According to the agency, Mahmood and another nuclear scientist, Caudry Abdul Majid, met with bin Laden in Kabul a few weeks before 9/11-- and not to talk about whole-wheat bread. U.S. pressure got the scientists detained in late October, and they admitted having provided bin Laden with detailed information about weapons of mass destruction. But, for what was termed "the best interests of the nation," they were released in mid- December."" 293
In his last interview with Hamid Mir bin Laden claimed to be in the possession of chemical and nuclear weapons and threatened to use them if the United States would. 294 It was a questionable claim at best and there never arose any evidence that bin Laden has been in the possession of this kind of weaponry. Still, reports of collusion between Pakistani nuclear experts and Osama bin Laden must have greatly worried U.S. intelligence agencies and private spooks as James Woolsey.
As is the case with just about anything Woolsey is involved with, Crescent Investment is a bit of strange company. Its founder, Mansoor Ijaz, played a major role in failed negotiations to have Osama bin Laden extradited to the United States (more on that later). On the advisory board of Crescent Investment sat Prince Alfred von Liechtenstein, who co-wrote many of the articles of Ijaz and Woolsey. The Liechtenstein family, of the 1001 Club and headed by Hans Adam II, has been very close to the Pell family of the Pilgrims Society. Hans Adam has financed a huge amount of disinformation on the alien abduction phenomenon, together with Laurance Rockefeller and seemingly James Woolsey in the background. 295
A little less "out there" was the vice chairmanship in Crescent at the time of General James Abrahamson, who is known to have visited a meeting of the secretive Cercle group in 1985. He has also spoken at an American Security Council meeting. From December 1997 until some time beyond 9/11 Abrahamson was a director of Stratesec (Securacom) 296, a security firm which received about $10 million in contracts for the World Trade Center in the 1996-1997 period. 297 Marvin Bush, a brother of President George Bush, served on the board of directors of this company until some time in 1999. To a lesser extent the WTC contracts continued "up to the day the buildings fell down." 298 In addition, Abrahamson, a retired air force general, served as chairman of International Air Safety, LLC, described by him as "a synergistic grouping of companies and joint ventures focused upon improving global air traffic management and air safety." He had also been a member of the 1996/1997 White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. Other commissioners included CIA director John Deutch, the Opus Dei-linked FBI director Louis Freeh and future New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. These connections may mean nothing, but to a large extent we do keep moving in circles. It's not a very big world apparently.
Osama bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia with its extremist Wahhabist strain of Islam. In the 1980s he came over to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets there. After the Cold War he became a problem for the Saudi ruling family and the United States. Osama saw the United States as the great Satan whose only objective in the Middle East was to keep control over the oil (which is true, of course). Soon after the First Gulf War, in which the Saudis allowed the United States access to some of the country's military bases, Osama was forced to leave his homeland. He went to Sudan where he continued the family business: operating a construction company. From his wealthy relatives back in Saudi Arabia he received an annual stipend of $7 million, which was cut off in 1994 on orders of King Fahd as Osama continued to verbally attack the Saudi royal family.
Already immediately after the Cold War the first Al Qaeda-linked terrorist plots were discovered against the United States, soon followed by the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Apparently, the mastermind behind that plot, Ramzi Yousef, had planned to topple one of the towers while simultaneously releasing a cloud of cyanide. As Neil Livingstone explained it to the BBC:
"They ran out of money. They didn't have enough gas canisters for the bomb, and some of the low-level members of the conspiracy - the foot soldiers - placed the bomb alongside the wrong support structure." 299
As already explained, Livingstone was a protege of CIA counter-intelligence chief James Angleton, served with him on the board of the American Security Council and was later in the private spook business with James Woolsey. Amazing again how a leading pundit on terrorism is so close to the circle suspected here of involvement in 9/11.
Osama bin Laden in 2009 on the anniversary of 9/11. Doing his best to look sharp: trimmed and dyed beard.
In any case, the 1993 WTC attack is supposed to have inspired Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda group to start conducting their own large scale terrorist acts. It was Ramzi Yousef's uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has been named as one of the major 9/11 plotters, along with Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda's military chief, Mohammed Atef.
The State Department first accused bin Laden of running terrorist training camps in 1995, after an assassination attempt earlier that year against Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, in which bin Laden was suspected of having played a role. By early 1996 Sudan was negotiating with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia to try and get rid of bin Laden. This led the terrorist leader to leave for Afghanistan in May 1996, where he was embraced by the Taliban.
The official U.S. standpoint is that Sudan never offered to extradite bin Laden to the United States in return for economic aid. The U.S. only put pressure on Sudan to expel bin Laden to a different country. One person who disagrees with this notion is Mansoor Ijaz, the earlier-discussed Crescent Investment founder who helped Daniel Pearl get in touch with Al Qaeda elements. Ijaz negotiated with the Sudanese over the extradition of bin Laden to the United States in early 1996. He claimed that Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was in favor of the plan, but that she was overruled by national security advisor Sandy Berger (today a business partner of Albright and both on the board of the 9/11 Commission-linked Partnership for a Secure America), who acted on the advise of counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke. At this point, bin Laden was not yet the wanted terrorist he would soon come to be. He only really became that with the August 1998 bombings against the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which killed more than 200 people and injured an additional 5,000.
However, Ijaz claimed that the Clinton administration also refused to cooperate in an effort to get bin Laden in 2000, three months before the USS Cole attack of bin Laden. Bin Laden clearly was on the FBI's Most Wanted list by that time. 300
There was another instance in which Bill Clinton himself prevented the neutralization of Osama bin Laden. According to CIA covert operations officer Hank Crumpton, who briefed Bush and Cheney on CIA operations in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, in 1999 his team located Osama bin Laden in a village close to Kandahar, Afghanistan with the aid of a predator drone. Crumpton wanted to take Bin Laden out immediately, but Bill Clinton ordered U.S. eyes on the ground first to confirm, allowing bin Laden to get away. Clinton may have been fearful of an international incident, but how many opportunities can you waste before it becomes suspicious? Even more so because an apparent friend of Clinton in Miami owned the flight school where key 9/11 plotters were learning to fly.
Should we take Crumpton serious? Hard to say, especially with a personal favorite of CIA Counter-Terrorism Center chief Cofer Black. Crumpton also testified to the 9/11 Commission as the anonymous "Henry" about the missed opportunities in Afghanistan under Clinton. As for Ijaz, he is a hardcore necocon and definitely hard to trust. In the end, everything seems to be a bit of a fake Democrat versus Republican horse and pony show at the very top. Neocons have been attacking Clinton relentlessly for not having taken the Osama bin Laden threat seriously enough. In turn, Democrats and moderate Republicans - the liberal establishment - have been attacking the neoconservatives for their obsession with Iraq. Richard Clarke, the counterterrorism chief at the National Security Council from 1993 to 2003, sided with the latter group in his 2004 book Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror. In it he blames the Bush administration for failing to have adequately responded to terrorist threats while at the same time having pushed for war with Iraq while there were no indications that this country had anything to do with terrorism or 9/11. Interestingly, today Clarke serves under James Woolsey at the Paladin Capital Group. 301 Not only is Woolsey the business associate of Ijaz and a former CIA director, he is the world's most influential neoconservative who within 24 hours after 9/11 immediately pushed for war with Iraq. Woolsey's exact words to Peter Jennings on September 12, 2001 were:
"I think that there has already been some rethinking in the United States about the World Trade Center attack in 1993 and the possibility that there may have been Iraqi government involvement in that. ...
"It's quite possible that Osama bin Laden was involved in this and that indeed his group did it. But it is also possible that there was someone behind them and one candidate is the Iraqi government. Outside chance that it was another terrorist group and the Iranian government was involved - I think that is much less likely. ...
"[If it was Osama bin Laden] that doesn't mean that there is no one working behind with him, or guiding him, or suggesting approaches, or helping with false identities and travel documents and all the rest. The prime candidate there would have to be, not proven, but would have to be Iraq.
" ... The Taliban has certainly been harboring him, but they may have been his hotel, but not the- to make a metaphor - the Wizard of Oz behind the scenes pulling the levers. That role would far more be likely in the hands of Iraq than this very chaotic conservative government in Afghanistan." 302
As one can see, it is quite ironic that Richard Clarke likes to work today with possibly the nation's number one neocon warmonger. Clarke has a State Department background and had bosses as George Shultz and James Baker. His primary political mentor, however, has been Morton Abramowitz 303, a person who could be found at George Soros' Open Society Institute, Freedom House, the International Rescue Committee and the earlier-discussed National Endowment for Democracy - all fronts for covert financing by the U.S. government. As has become the norm, Abramowitz can be found in ISGP's Superclass Index.
Ironically, in the same interview Woolsey stated: "I have no inside information on this whatsoever. I am a private citizen for 6.5 years." Woolsey is today the number two on ISGP's Superclass Index, immediately behind Henry Kissinger. His biography is absolutely massive and along with his wife, Suzanne, who for at least ten years had known Joseph Kasputys, the tenant of the South Tower collapse floors, he appears to be one of the major insiders to private sector CIA operations.
Above: professional flight simulator. Below: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2012, cockpit of a Boeing 737-800. Already back in the late 1990s MS Flight Simulator would come with a manual hundreds of pages thick. Anyone taking flight lessons combined with realistic flight simulators can keep a plane in the air and steer it towards a target, certainly in excellent weather. Manually landing is by far the most difficult aspect - and that wasn't necessary on 9/11.
Kissinger men, who represent the State Department instead of the Pentagon and CIA, partly were against an invasion of Iraq. Certainly not all though. Two Kissinger Associates men appeared on television in the hours after 9/11. One was former Kissinger Associates managing director Paul Bremer, who worked for Marsh and McLennan, tenant of all the impact floors of the North Tower, who stated several hours after 9/11: "Bin Laden was involved in the first attack on the World Trade Center. ... and there are at least two states, Iran and Iraq, who at least remain on the potential list of suspects." 304 If bin Laden was indeed involved in the first attack on the World Trade Center, it would be really interesting to know why Richard Clarke - a leading counterterrorism expert, just as Paul Bremer - and others in the Clinton administration let bin Laden walk free for so many years. Former Kissinger Associates president Lawrence Eagleburger was also interviewed on 9/11. He sounded a bit more hawkish than Bremer when he said: "The Afghani government has a responsibility that is at least as great as Osama bin Laden's. And that means, I think, we must take military action against them." 305 Eagleburger also referred to "a number of states" that also may be targeted, but didn't elaborate.
One gets the impression that after 9/11 major debates broke out between members of the establishment (ISGP's Superclass Index) about which countries to take out first. After the Afghanistan campaign, for example, another friend of Kissinger, Alexander Haig, was primarily interested in attacking Syria. 306 Haig was also interviewed on 9/11. Despite being known as a major hawk, he was actually rather cautious in his statements. Acknowledging he had no insider knowledge, his only words were: "All we have to do is look at the world today with the Palestinian and bin Laden groups." 307
As with James Woolsey, with Haig it is also somewhat questionable that he had no insider knowledge. First of all, like Eagleburger, he appears in ISGP's Superclass Index, by definition meaning he is extremely well connected. More specifically, in February 2000 Haig had been a co-founder of the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya, together with Zbigniew Brzezinski and Max Kampelman (also very high up in ISGP's Superclass Index). 308 This committee was established in response to Russia's Second Chechnyan War, which had begun several months earlier. Public support for the war massively increased after a series of Russian apartment bombings that killed 293 people. However, on September 22, 1999 one of the bombs was found and defused with the perpetrators being directly linked to the FSB/KGB, the Russian intelligence service until several weeks before headed by Putin. Controversy erupted, at least as far as the media in Russia could allow it:
"I don't get it. Why did it take two whole days to tell the world it was an exercise? Frankly, it is incomprehensible. ... Let's start with the fact that they told us it was sugar in the bags [instead of RDX]. Does this mean that neither the FSB specialists nor the interior ministry know what sugar looks like? ... Let's just imagine that real explosives were planted and it was a real attempt at provocation in order to increase tension in the Caucasus and so on and so forth. Do we have any guarantee that we would have been given an accurate reply that we, the public, would find convincing to what had happened? I suspect, unfortunately, that we wouldn't." 309
What's interesting is that the evidence against Putin and the FSB implicating them both in false flag terrorist events is overwhelmingly strong. But for some reason Western elites have hardly used this evidence to push Putin out of office. Why is that? Is here some unwritten gentlemen's rule in place that these type of operations are never exposed? It certainly makes one wonder if these U.S. elites possibly decided to take a page out of Putin's book. They only did it bigger, better and much more sophisticated, as one would expect to be necessary in a democratic country. Looking at a trustee list of April 2001 for the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya we certainly find a long list of top level government insiders. Examples include Morton Abramowitz, John Brademas, Richard Perle, Robert McFarlane, James Woolsey, Michael Ledeen, William Kristol and many others. Future 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Kean also just happens to be in the list 310, meaning this is the third pre-9/11 private group Kean shares membership in with Zbigniew Brzezinski, the other two having been the Trilateral Commission and the National Endowment for Democracy. It might be a coincidence; it might not be.
Beginning immediately after his forced relocation to Afghanistan, bin Laden started to become a major problem for the Americans. He has been accused of plotting the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia in June 1996, the August 1998 Dar es Salaam U.S. embassy bombing, and the suicide attack on the USS Cole in October 2000. In between he has also been accused of financing the Luxor massacre of November 1997. Despite praising them, bin Laden actually denied involvement in these attacks. Initially he also denied having anything to do with the events of 9/11.
"I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons. I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders' rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations." 311
He also claimed that U.S. intelligence might have been responsible for the attack:
"[Osama] said these [9/11] attacks could be the act of those who are part of the American system and are rebelling against it and working for some other system. Or, Usama said, this could be the act of those who want to make the current century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity. Or, the American Jews, who are opposed to President Bush ever since the Florida elections [untrue], might be the masterminds of this act. There is also a great possibility of the involvement of US intelligence agencies, which need billions of dollars worth of funds every year. He said there is a government within the government in the United States. The secret agencies, he said, should be asked as to who are behind the attacks." 312
However, it appears quite certain that bin Laden did plan the 9/11 attacks. One of the most important videos of bin Laden to surface after 9/11 is a home video of him discussing aspects of the 9/11 operation with some of his associates. In between all the praises to Allah and the discussions about prophetic dreams, bin Laden can be heard saying:
"We calculated that the floors that would be hit would be three or four floors. I was the most optimistic of them all. (...Inaudible...) due to my experience in this field, I was thinking that the fire from the fuel in the plane would melt the iron structure of the building and collapse the area where the plane hit and all the floors above it only. This is all that we had hoped for. ...
"We had notification since the previous Thursday that the event would take place that day. ... After a little while, they announced that another plane had hit the World Trade Center. The brothers who heard the news were overjoyed by it. ...
"The brothers, who conducted the operation, all they knew was that they have a martyrdom operation and we asked each of them to go to America but they didn’t know anything about the operation, not even one letter. But they were trained and we did not reveal the operation to them until they are there and just before they boarded the planes. ... Muhammad ((Atta)) ... was in charge of the group." 313
Video on which Osama bin Laden talks about the 9/11 attack. Not really seen a reason to question its authenticity.
Although there is a lot of debate on the internet about this video being fake, I personally don't buy the arguments for it and suspect it is part of the daily dose of disinformation. I think it is reasonable to assume that Osama bin Laden really did plan the 9/11 attacks, along with his military chief Mohammed Atef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, an uncle of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the first World Trade Center attack. This is the basic conclusion of the 9/11 Commission actually. These aspects kind of had to be real in order to allow news media and investigators to discover the story for themselves. If everywhere they'd look there's a total absence of terrorists and masterminds, combined with denials and complete ignorance about any aspect of the attack, too many people would be given a chance to ask skeptical questions that can't really be ignored or ridiculed. What if bin Laden, his top men and the Taliban all appear on Afghan television and eloquently start to explain they have absolutely zero knowledge about the attack? Subsequently U.S. investigators and the Army's War on Terror interrogators trying to prove the contrary never find any terrorists who know anything about the attack either. That would be bad planning on behalf of the conspirators. They have to limit the odds of the plot being discovered and the best way to do that is to manipulate an existing conspiracy against the United States. And the evidence is there to say that this is most likely what happened.
In light of all the questions that remain about the attack it is very unfortunate that a U.S. Seal Team decided to assassinate bin Laden in 2011 (with later stories that he killed himself), as a trial could have given much clarity about the details of 9/11, his accomplices throughout his life (didn't the U.S. wanted to know that?), his alleged escape from Tora Bora and how he managed to remain hidden for ten years. Bin Laden should have been captured alive and given a fair trial. Even the worst serial killers and child rapists receive fair trials. Why not bin Laden? Or why not alleged terrorists in general? It's a sad state of affairs, that's for sure.
It's also interesting to see how the United States continues to protect Pakistan in its War on Terror. Pressured by the United States into cooperating with the War on Terror, in reality the ISI is the most important backer of Islamic terrorism. With its militants primarily aimed at India, the ISI may have helped finance the 9/11 hijackers, it may have helped bin Laden escape to Pakistan and it was quite clearly protecting bin Laden from capture before the terrorist leader was killed close to a major Pakistani military base. That is, if it was really bin Laden who was killed in 2011. Absolute proof has not been provided to the public by the Obama administration with locals all claiming that it wasn't bin Laden who was living at the Pakistani compound he was supposedly killed at. 314
So many questions remain about Osama bin Laden and 9/11 that it can be considered an travesty that he was executed without a proper trial and without the public even being given proper evidence that it was indeed bin Laden who was killed. And that is without addressing any moral responsibilities a western country as the United States is supposed to have.
Osama may have received support from the ISI and the Taliban, he was still a member of one of Saudi Arabia's most powerful families. He was indoctrinated with the same extremist Wahhabist Islam literature as everyone else in the kingdom (he later swung over to an offshoot, Takfirism). The ruling family of Saudi Arabia, the House of Saud, upholds these teachings, but at the same time has been forced by the British and later the Americans to work with western powers. Needless to say that the House of Saud is very unpopular in many parts of the country and the rest of the Middle East because of that. As for what the Saudi Arabian Wahhabist teachings involve, there's a great account of Carmen bin Laden, wife of Yeslam bin Laden:
""Underneath [Saudi men] have always maintained their self-assured and inflexible value system, and it rises to the surface as they age. This is what happened to the Bin Ladens in the years I lived with them, and it's what happened to Saudi Arabia as a whole while I was there. It is still happening today." ... "The Saudis are the Taliban, in luxury," Bin Ladin writes. ...
"When the couple moves to Saudi Arabia, it's as if the world goes black and mute. Carmen writes of her first time wearing an abaya, the suffocating shrouds women must wear over their faces and bodies: "I looked out of the car window and through my veil I saw just a dim light — no people, no buildings. Even the streetlights were dark." Not surprisingly, it gets worse. An extraordinarily rare trip to the grocery store, so she can get the proper milk for her daughter, involves an arduous charade: "And in order that one completely black-shrouded woman could walk inside with her husband, the store had been emptied — completely emptied — of all its clients and staff." In Saudi society, women simply have nothing to do.
""There were no books," Bin Ladin writes. "There were no theaters, no concerts, no cinemas. There was no reason to go out, and in any case we could not go out: I was not allowed to go for a walk, and legally could not drive." ... Her daughters' schooling is all religion, and "no sports, no debates, no discussions. No games, marbles, or tricycles." Wafah, the oldest, returns home one day with "I hate Jews, I love Palestine" scrawled in her notebook, just as a normal girl would scribble her first name beside the last name of the little boy she loved. ...
"After this beginning, it's confusing to learn that just a few years later, the country flush with oil money, the bin Ladens could enjoy Thursday night parties where the sexes mingled and alcohol was served. Carmen Bin Ladin says she initiated these happy nights: Western businessmen and diplomats would visit for tennis matches and a perusal of her proud library. No Saudi women ever showed, but a few Saudi men did. One gets the sense that the bin Ladens, under the protection of the Saudi royal family and their own astonishing wealth, really could do what they pleased. ...
""One afternoon, I was in a supermarket when a pregnant woman fainted; her husband rushed to help her up. The mutawa [religious police] were there, and they stopped him, yelling at him that he must not take his wife in his arms in public." Carmen, however, had a Sudanese driver by her side to shield her from the mutawa with two words: "Bin Laden," the driver would say, and the police would back down. The truth is that the bin Ladens choose to live the Wahhabi way, even though, as Carmen often suggests, they had the potential for more freedom than everyone else.
"The hypocrisy in Saudi Arabian culture about women is difficult to get your mind around. Bin Ladin writes of Saudi princesses, locked up and disdained by their husbands, suffering from "bone density problems from lack of sunlight and exercise," who, not surprisingly, fall in love with one another. "We all heard rumors of a kind of lesbian party circuit in Riyadh," Bin Ladin writes, "where women would socialize and pick each other up."" 315
For many decades an important contact of the West in this rather bizarre country has been Prince Turki al Faisal Al Saud. He served as Saudi ambassador to Great Britain in 2003 and Saudi ambassador to the United States from 2005 to 2006. More importantly, Prince Turki was Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief from 1977 to 2001. Already in the late 1970s did he attend his first Cercle group meeting. 316 In that same period he was involved in the Safari Club, a privately organized intelligence network to circumvent all the restraints the CIA had been put under after several years of congressional inquiries. Involved in the Safari Club network with Prince Turki were General Vernon Walters of the CIA, Alexander de Marenches of French intelligence, Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Saddam Hussein of Iraq and the Shah of Iran. 317 Prince Turki did on occasion visit Le Cercle, even after his retirement as Saudi intelligence chief. 318 He also served on the board of George Soros' International Crisis Group, the private institute co-founded and headed by initial 9/11 Commission vice chairman George J. Mitchell. Zbigniew Brzezinski and Carla Hills of AIG were among the other board members. Thomas Pickering, an important figure in the Cercle network, has served as a long-time co-chairman of the International Crisis Group.
What is interesting about Prince Turki's involvement with Le Cercle is that it puts him in contact with the absolute highest level intelligence insiders in the West, many of them very notorious individuals with ties to arms and drug trafficking, false flag terrorist attacks and pedophile entrapment networks. On 9/11 the network had largely been run by notorious CIA spook Ted Shackley for many years. Some readers may remember that Shackley was also on the board of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) in Florida, along with his friends Richard Helms, George H. W. Bush and Frank Carlucci, as well as James Woolsey and William Webster. The earlier-discussed Porter Goss, a congressman from Florida who once used to work under Shackley, had curious ties to a Pakistani ISI general who reportedly helped finance 9/11, and was co-chairman of the 9/11 Joint Intelligence Inquiry, was also a prominent member of the AFIO. Prince Turki actually appears to have had his own important contacts in Florida, most notably to mob figure Alvin Malnik 319, a close friend of top Jewish/Italian mobster Meyer Lansky. 320At one point Malnik was even considered a potential heir to Lansky. If such a connection isn't strange enough, an important business partner of the Florida flight school which trained Mohammed Atta and other 9/11 terrorists, isn't far removed from Malnik at all. 321 And that is besides the fact that certainly Ted Shackley has major historical ties to the mafia, with reports that Prince Turki and some of his older brothers, as youths, have been sexually abused and "turned" by elements tied to the CIA. More on that later.
What is just as important to know is that Prince Turki has repeatedly been named as the main Saudi Arabian liaison with Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda group. The story goes that Prince Turki kept providing bin Laden with funds to prevent him from targeting the fragile Saudi Arabian state. Whether this accusation is true or not, bin Laden continued to criticize the House of Saud in speeches and interviews. His name was also tied to the 1996 truck bombing of the Khobar Towers inside Saudi Arabia. In the years before 9/11 Prince Turki was said to have arranged meetings between bin Laden and his mother and stepfather who tried to persuade him to cease his terrorist activities. 322 Two months before September 11, Prince Turki is even said to have arranged a meeting between Larry Mitchell, a senior Dubai-stationed CIA officer, and bin Laden when the latter was treated for his kidneys in the American Hospital in Dubai. 323 Bin Laden visiting here makes sense, because the ruler of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, reportedly was among the rich Arab leaders who met with Osama and Taliban leaders in Afghanistan in the late 1990s, when Gulf elites organized various hunting trips in the Kandahar area on rare birds of prey. Prince Turki was also among them, as well as other rich Saudis. 324 As General Wayne Downing, Bush's former national director for combating terrorism, explained:
"They would go out and see Osama, spend some time with him, talk with him, you know, live out in the tents, eat the simple food, engage in falconing, some other pursuits, ride horses." 325
Possibly it was Sheikh Mohammed, a visitor of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, who was the one protecting Osama from U.S. intelligence and law enforcement during his stay in Dubai. Unsurprisingly, none of them could persuade bin Laden to cease his campaign against the West - and in all reality, they not have really wanted him too either.
To make any role played by Prince Turki in the events of 9/11 even more intriguing is that King Fahd fired him as head of Saudi intelligence on August 31, 2001, less than two weeks before 9/11. The sudden "resignation" of Prince Turki after 24 years puzzled many intelligence experts, but apparently Washington and possibly King Fahd himself had enough of Prince Turki's support of Al Qaeda:
"Sources told the digest that Turki was close to the Taliban militia government of Afghanistan – which is suspected of hosting and protecting bin Laden. That relationship "rankled" the United States, the intelligence weekly reported. ...
""For years, Turki pledged to lure bin Laden out of his Afghan hideout and into a trap set by the United States," Geostrategy-Direct.com reported. "When that promise failed to materialize, a crisis developed between Riyadh and Washington."
"Turki was Saudi Arabia's leading liaison to the Central Intelligence Agency in the U.S., European analysts told the digest.
""It was realized that the negotiations between Turki and bin Laden were not working and that the United States and Saudi Arabia were being taken for a ride," Guillaume Dasquier, editor of a leading European intelligence newsletter, said.
"Alexandre Del Valle, another European expert, agreed and noted that Turki was in contact with bin Laden." 326
The timing for the firing of Prince Turki remains very suspect. Could it be that King Fahd picked up rumors of an impending attack on the United States? Which could potentially be linked to Prince Turki? Apparently rumors were swirling around in the Middle East that something was about to happen, although very few people knew any details. 327 Certainly after 9/11 Prince Turki was targeted by the 9/11 families lawsuit, in which a defected Taliban official implicated him in "large money transfers from wealthy Saudis to the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan." 328 Soon thereafter captured terrorist Abu Zubaydah stated that since 1991 Prince Turki was the main secret fundraiser for Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia. 329 Three other Saudi princes Zubaydah named all died within a week of one another. A Pakistani general close to the ISI who was also named by Zubaydah died eight months later in a plane crash. 330
Prince Turki and his ISI colleagues had "distributed over $1 billion in cash to Afghan guerrillas during the late 1980s," 331 but apparently they never lost their loyalties to Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda group. Both Prince Turki and the ISI were cooperating in this effort with CIA director William Casey and and his deputy Robert Gates. I can't help but notice that David Cohen, suspected earlier in this article of having rigged the World Trade Center with thermate and explosives, was a protege of these men, with the top leadership of AIG or Blackstone having known Casey or today knowing Robert Gates. For what it's worth, another person involved with the Mujahideen was CIA deputy director (after Gates) Richard J. Kerr, who was photographed with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Islamabad in 1988. Kerr became a major, major insider of the national security establishment with positions at the CIA's In-Q-Tel, MITRE, ManTech, the NSA, Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, Sandia and BAE Systems (the last position shared with 9/11 Commission vice chairman Lee Hamilton).
Prince Turki is not the only Saudi official who may have played a role in 9/11. Attention should also be given to Yeslam bin Laden, a half brother of Osama. Yeslam owned the airline company Avcon Business Jets SA in Switzerland, which offered pilot training. Immediately after 9/11 it was found out that Yeslam had come into contact with a Cannes policeman, whom he had sent to the Venice Airport in Florida for flight training - all expenses paid. 332 It's hard to imagine that this was just a random coincidence, as Mohammed Atta and several other hijackers were trained at this same small airport, located in a quiet retirement community. Researcher Daniel Hopsicker has detailed how two shady Dutchmen were operating flight schools here, Rudi Dekkers and Arne Kruithof. Hopsicker also found out a lot about Wally Hilliard, the financial patron and business partner of Dekkers. Both Hilliard and Dekkers were knee-deep in the drug trade whose operations were protected by the FAA and the U.S. government in general. 333 Reportedly Wally Hilliard was in direct contact with President Bill Clinton 334, who himself was accused of shielding CIA drug trafficking flights while being a governor of Arkansas in the 1980s. 335
In addition to Avon Business Jets SA, Yeslam bin Laden was also running Saudi Investment Company (SICO), an international subsidiary of the Saudi Binladen Group. Already in 1999, years before 9/11, French investigator Richard Labeviere, who also found out about the CIA meeting with bin Laden in Dubai, pointed to SICO as a key corporation in financing the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden. Yeslam didn't file a defamation suit, explaining in private that he did not want to advertise a book full of errors. 336 What is certainly clear is that a number of shady individuals were involved with the company, among them persons with suspected ties to the CIA. 337 In addition, Yeslam's former wife, Carmen, confirmed that her husband had rediscovered his intolerant and egocentric Wahhabist roots:
"Carmen does discuss the intense bin Laden clan loyalty, the Bedouin mentality that she believes makes Saudi Arabian men unique. She writes that she "cannot believe" the bin Ladens would cut Osama off completely: "I simply can't see them depriving a brother of his annual dividend from their father's company, and sharing it among themselves. That would be unthinkable — among the Bin Ladens, no matter what a brother does, he remains a brother." At the end of the memoir, Carmen "openly defies" the bin Ladens to open their books and prove that they had nothing to do with Sept. 11. ...
"The truth is that the bin Ladens choose to live the Wahhabi way, even though, as Carmen often suggests, they had the potential for more freedom than everyone else. The Iranian revolution [in 1979] also made Yeslam and his extended family, extraordinarily nervous and religiously obedient, terrified of the militant radicals in their own country. Yeslam would change forever, becoming a perpetually sick, intolerant, harsh and religious man, and later a harsh, religious man with mistresses on the side. It was these changes in her husband that finally broke Carmen — both Yeslam's infidelity and his demand that she have an abortion when she became pregnant with her third child. It was a request she'd complied with before, much to her despair." 338
The suspicions against SICO mirror the ones against Saudi financier Khalid bin Mahfouz, once a director of the notorious BCCI bank, which collapsed in 1991 amid charges that it was deeply involved in money laundering for international intelligence agencies, criminals and terrorists. Bin Mahfouz's sister was married to a bin Laden. At the same time he was a shareholder in several companies with Salem bin Laden 339, another half brother of Osama who was a member of the elite 1001 Club, along with the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Prince Bernhard, Prince Philip, Mobutu Sese Seko, relatives of the Shah of Iran and several Mossad agents. Among the members was also Agha Hasan Abedi, founder and president of the BCCI, as well as Dr. Alfred Hartmann, a huge money launderer for the Rothschilds who may have played an even more dominant role in the BCCI than Abedi. 340 In another section of this site we already discussed that senior BCCI directors explained at the time that the bank was controlled by an international Mossad and CIA-linked "black network" involved in assassinations, intimidation, arms, drugs and gold trafficking.
A French intelligence report published in 2002 revealed that dozens of companies and individuals involved in the BCCI subsequently formed the network that was helping to finance Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. This had been become possible because so few people connected to the BCCI were ever prosecuted. The role of bin Mahfouz was highlighted in the report. After paying a fine of $225 million dollars for his role in the BCCI, bin Mahfouz became a director of one of Saudi Arabia's largest banks, the National Commercial Bank. In 1999 bin Mahfouz was placed under house arrest at the urging of U.S. authorities, who had found out that the bank was siphoning off millions of dollars from wealthy Saudis to charities controlled by Osama bin Laden, an activity that had been going on since the inception of Al Qaeda (which makes him a close ally of Prince Turki). Despite his house arrest, the Saudis never allowed bin Mahfouz to be questioned by American officials. 341
To make matters worse, Salem bin Laden and Khalid bin Mahfouz were business partners of persons surrounding the Bush family, including Jim Bath and James Baker. Salem bin Laden and bin Mahfouz invested in George W. Bush's oil companies in the late 1980s 342 and in 1995 two of bin Mahfouz's sons invested roughly $30 million in the Carlyle Group, ran by the CIA's Frank Carlucci, George H. W. Bush and former secretary of state James Baker. Through the bin Mahfouz family and its connections with the royal family Carlyle was now able to bring in major defense contracts in Saudi Arabia. 343 What makes this connection especially interesting, of course, is that Carlucci, Bush and Baker had invited Shafig bin Laden, another half brother of Osama, to a Carlyle meeting at the Washington Ritz-Carlton on the morning of 9/11. 344
So what does all this information mean? At the very least the activities of Wally Hilliard, Rudi Dekkers and Arne Kruithof at the Venice Airport, where three of the four 9/11 hijackers were trained, indicates that the United States government was fully aware that terrorists were coming to the United States. Daniel Hopsicker:
"The chief tenet of the 'Magic Dutch Boy Theory' is: "Two foreign nationals purchasing flight schools at the same airport at about the same time which are soon hubcap-deep in Arab terrorist pilot-wannabees is just a magical, or freak, coincidence." It is the official position of the chief investigative agency of the United States Government, the FBI. Others disagree. "Two Dutch boys buying adjacent flight schools which shortly thereafter get 'overrun' by terrorists is one damn Dutch boy too many," growled one nationally-known law enforcement figure." 345
Terrorist flight school owner Wally Hilliard. Completely protected by the FAA (Jane Garvey was FAA head 1997-2002, appointed by Clinton; see bio in appendix A) and apparently the CIA. Connected to the drug trade and reportedly also to Bill Clinton, Jerry Falwell, Adnan Khashoggi and various other unsavory characters. At 1981 Myron Du Bain, a friend of Henry Kissinger and reportedly a business associate of former CIA director John McCone, took over one of his companies. 346 His Cuban relations might not be that unusual, as men like David Rockefeller, Frank Carlucci, James Schlesinger, Oliver Stone and others were helping to open trade relationships with Cuba since 1998. Whether Hilliard knew these men personally is not known.
These suspicions are strengthened when one learns to what extent the drug trafficking and other illegal activities of Hilliard and Dekkers were shielded by the FBI and undoubtedly the CIA. Hilliard reportedly being in direct contact with President Bill Clinton is extremely significant - you'd almost begin the think that the operation was ran directly from the White House. Remember that Clinton's friends and associates included Vernon Jordan (a close advisor during his presidency), Jacob Rothschild (Clinton and his wife were supported by his family) and Joseph Kasputys (Committee for Excellence in Government) - all linked to the South Tower impact floors. Clinton also knew Henry Kissinger, Maurice Greenberg and Peter Peterson, with all their additional ties to the World Trade Center complex. The father of incoming president Bush was part of the exact same network, just as business partner Frank Carlucci. And on it goes.
The information in this part also indicates that "black network" (drugs, gold, weapons) type individuals took control of these flight schools - and not an ordinary CIA or FBI spook who at least tried to maintain a front of respectability and legitimacy about the business being operated. Hilliard, Kruithof and especially Dekkers were controversial figures. It's actually a miracle that Atta and al-Shehhi remained at Dekkers' Huffman Aviation with all the bad press about him. Then again, Hopsicker's investigation shows there's much more to the story than meets the eye. Besides running international drug flights, Hilliard and Dekkers were also "ferrying Saudi princes all over the U.S." on largely unsanctioned flights. As one aviation executive explained to Hopsicker:
"All their getting is a slap on the wrist, but you can go to jail for the kind of things they're charged with. What they were doing is blatantly illegal. Without a Federal Aviation Administration air carrier operating certificate, the Government has no idea where those planes went, or even who was on board. Whoever they were flying for didn't want anyone to know." 347
Supposedly it was Osama bin Laden running the terrorist cells, but based on Hopsicker's account we had terrorists in Florida who were getting close to various non-Arab CIA-linked drug traffickers, as well as non-Arab "brothers" from different European countries. Atta even had an American stripper as girlfriend for a while, Amanda Keller, who did confirm that somehow Atta considered himself a devout Muslim. As is basically the norm with low level intelligence networks, there were a million different eccentric personalities all interacting with one other.
The connection between Yeslam bin Laden and the Venice Airport also indicates that there is some unknown CIA-Arab connection operating in the background of the conspiracy. Not reported yet is that Porter Goss was apparently frequently spotted at the Venice Airport in the mid 1990s, which already back then was linked to drug trafficking activities. 348 That's the same Porter Goss who has a secretive CIA history; who was negotiating with a Pakistani ISI general who may have helped finance 9/11; who was co-chairman of the 9/11 Joint Intelligence Inquiry; and who was a member of the AFIO, along with many other very senior and very controversial retired CIA officers. Also when we look at Prince Turki al Faisal (Saudi intelligence, Le Cercle, Safari Club, Alva Malnik) and Khalid bin Mahfouz (BCCI, Carlucci, Bush), possibly the two most important Al Qaeda financiers in the Saudi Kingdom, and we find all kinds of links to a private international network consisting of shady bankers, terrorists, drug traffickers and intelligence officers.
While almost having finished this article, several new leads were found that provide us with more insight into the covert relationship between the Saudis and the CIA, or the CIA in general. Not just the old boy network of George Bush and Frank Carlucci is implicated, but also various CIA officers working under the CIA director from 1996 to 2004, George Tenet.
A first person of interest might be Ronald S. Pandolfi, a senior officer in the CIA Directorate of Science and Technology who has been involved in overseeing the UFO and new age community for decades at this point--and seemingly also a key person in the briefing of presidents on the subject. One of Pandolfi's informers/friends, Dan T. Smith, stated to the FBI his belief that Pandolfi had known about the upcoming attack, although to the outside world he hasn't made it precisely clear why he thinks that. It appears that Smith was suspicious because days before 9/11, Pandolfi called together Smith's little network of end-of-the-world eschatologists. Around 10:30 on the morning of 9/11 Pandolfi called Smith from what appears to have been the situation room of an otherwise evacuated CIA headquarters (Langley was evacuated by Tenet). While Pandolfi was on the line with a very unimportant Smith, he ignored other incoming phone calls. Smith correctly noted that Pandolfi was serving at the CIA's National Intelligence Council at the time under General John Landry. Apparently Pandolfi had the private phone number of Tenet with whom he occasionally shared a driver. Later Pandolfi served as Measurement and Signature intelligence (MASINT) head in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He also deals with the elite JASON Science Advisory Group. By the way, all sources related to Pandolfi and Smith, including to 9/11, have been archived in ISGP's article Coast to Coast AM: Cult of National Security Trolls.
Apparently Smith was also suspicious of the activities of his sister, Deborah, a close friend of Nancy Ellis Bush and George H. W. Bush. According to Smith, on the morning of 9/11 she was at Logan Airport around 8 AM, at the same time that 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta and his aide Marwan al-Shehhi boarded their planes here. Soon after boarding a plane herself, she was on the phone with George H. W. Bush. While this is not nearly enough information to become suspicious, at the same time it is interesting to note a) how small the world is (considering I found Dan Smith in a whole different investigation); and b) that at that point Bush was at a Carlyle meeting with Frank Carlucci, James Baker and a half brother of Osama bin Laden, Shafig, with several past investors in Carlyle having been financiers of Islamic terrorism. However, based on the limited amount of information given by Smith, his sister may simply have called Bush out of concern for her own safety.
Now the more important stuff: the CIA's Counter-Terrorist Center (CTC) and Blackwater. In the 1996-1999 period Michael Scheuer was head of the Osama bin Laden Task Force and Bin Laden Station, also known as "Alec Station". Some years after 9/11 Scheuer began making headlines that the Clinton Administration refused to capture or kill Osama bin Laden on at least 10 occasions. That accusation does not stand entirely on its own, but this type of criticism always seems to come from hardline conservative corners, and Scheuer is no exception to that. Bizarrely, both Osama bin Laden and the Islamic State have acknowledged Scheuer's views. Among his appointments after resigning from the CIA in 2004 is that of terrorism analyst for the Jamestown Foundation. Board members in past and present? Cheney, Rumsfeld, Brzezinski, former CIA directors William Casey and James Woolsey, Frank Carlucci's, wife and other high level retired CIA officers. The CIA's no. 1 suicide bombing expert, Professor Brian Glyn Williams, who was in touch with Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev, is another major expert of the Jamestown Foundation.
Clinton is not the only one to blame, however. Six months before Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi came to the United States, Saudi nationals Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar traveled to the United States, fresh from a Kuala Lumpur al-Qaeda Summit. The CIA's Counterterrorist Center (CTC) under Cofer Black, which also controlled Alec Station, was aware that these men visited the Al Qaeda conference. By March 2000 the CTC was also aware that Hazmi and Mihdhar had come to the United States. Strangely, the CTC didn't put the men on a watchlist until just before 9/11. The 9/11 Commission also came to the conclusion that the CIA never gave any information on these men to the FBI. Black came under heavy criticism over this after the events of 9/11 unfolded. 349 Nevertheless, Black was promoted by the Bush administration and after he left as ambassador at large for counter-terrorism in November 2004, Black largely ran JSOC's secret anti-terrorist assassination program in Pakistan through Erik Prince's Blackwater USA and Total Intelligence Solutions. 350 In a second massive failure, the Pakistani intelligence and military authorities Black and Prince were working with all these years, forgot to tell them they were the ones hiding Osama bin Laden. All a coincidence? Increasingly unlikely.
Things become even more suspicious when we realize that Cofer Black's closest ally in the hunting of Osama bin Laden since 1996 and subsequently at Blackwater was Enrique "Ricky" Prado, in 2012 exposed as a CIA/Contra drug trafficker and a youth friend and hitman for Florida mafia boss Alberto San Pedro. 351 Going back in newspaper archives of the 1980s, we find that San Pedro received protection from Senator Bob Graham 352, co-chair of the 9/11 Joint Intelligence Inquiry, together with his close friend, the CIA's Porter Goss. As already discussed, these two men are known to have had breakfast with Pakistani ISI chief General Mahmud Ahmed, suspected of having financially supported 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta. In light of the CIA recruiting of mafia bosses Sam Giancana, Johnny Roselli, Carlos Marcello and Santo Trafficante back in the 1960s maybe we shouldn't be that surprised of Prado's involvement with the CIA, but the level a which he has been operation is rather unusual: head of the CIA's Korean Operations, deputy chief of the East Asia Division, deputy chief on the original Osama bin Laden Task Force in 1996 and immediately after 9/11, chief of operations of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center (CTC) where he largely coordinated JSOC, Delta Force, and Seal Team Six units. In recent years Prado has also been appointed "special advisor" to the MITRE Corporation and a director of Jefferson Waterman International's Crosshatch International 353, both of which are linked to the events of 9/11 in this article. And Prado also provides yet another link to drug trafficking for Jefferson Waterman International.
Another top level CIA man involved in Blackwater USA was Robert Richer, a Near East Division officer who retired CIA associate deputy director of operations (ADDO) in 2005, is accused of having aided the forging of a letter that was supposed to demonstrate that Saddam Hussein helped train 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta. 354
Former CIA executive director Buzzy Krongard briefly served on the advisory board of Blackwater USA, but was forced out in November 2007 when it was revealed that his brother, Howard, a State Department inspector, had been intervening in a Justice Department investigation of Blackwater employees in arms smuggling. While still at the CIA Krongard had helped Blackwater acquire its first major government contracts in Afghanistan. 355 Krongard also brought in the angle of pre-9/11 insider trading, a subject we will continue with in the next section.
In October 2002 it was the not particularly reliable Mike Ruppert who prominently tied Blackwater's Buzzy Krongard (see previous section on Blackwater) to suspected pre-9/11 insider trading. The suspected insider trading regarding United Airlines took place via one or more clients of Alex. Brown 356, the oldest investment bank in the United States, which Krongard had been chairman of between 1994 and 1998, at which point "mutual friends" were responsible for him becoming an aide to CIA director George Tenet. This was soon followed by the position of executive director of the CIA - not to mention a directorship in the elite high-technology CIA firm In-Q-Tel. 357
While the link seems weak, a little looking around turns up the fact that Krongard first joined Alex. Brown in 1971, was appointed a partner in 1980 and until 1994 served under Benjamin Griswold IV as vice chairman. 358 Griswold was the great-great-great-great-grandfather of Alexander Brown, founder of the bank in 1800 359, with later family members occasionally involved in the elite Pilgrims Society. Anyone who read ISGP's Pilgrims Society article, which goes into detail about ties between the banking world and the CIA, will consider it entirely possible that Krongard, with the consent of the Griswold family, already was a senior CIA asset during his time at the bank. It is also entirely possible that Krongard or the Griswolds knew or had a good idea as to who made the curious investments.
Despite the somewhat distant tie of Krongard, insider trading just prior to 9/11 is a hugely important and seemingly sensitive issue. Alarms were going off very early. According to CBS News, already "the afternoon before the attack, alarm bells were sounding over unusual trading in the U.S. stock options market. An extraordinary number of trades were betting that American Airlines stock price would fall." 360 As for United Airlines, immediately before 9/11 "UAL put option purchases were 25 times greater than the year-to-date average." 361 Almost immediately inquiries were opened not just in the United States, but also "Japan, Germany, the U.K., France, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Spain [had] their own investigations running." 362 Less than two weeks after the attacks, the head of the Bundesbank, Germany's Central Bank, Ernst Welteke, stated that his team could show that "there were highly suspicious sales of shares in airlines and insurance companies, along with major trades in gold and oil markets." He also said: "What we found makes us sure that people connected to the terrorists must have been trying to profit from this tragedy." 363
It primarily was speculation with American Airlines and United Airlines that received media attention in the weeks after 9/11, profits which actually never were collected by the anonymous investors due to the controversy that erupted. As the San Francisco Gate newspaper astutely observed: "The uncollected money raises suspicions that the investors -- whose identities and nationalities have not been made public -- had advance knowledge of the strikes." 364
Predictably, nothing came of these investigations and before long various market experts were cited explaining the speculation as "business as usual" with a $2.7 million overnight profit on United Airlines alone by a person unknown being termed "unspectacular." 365 In September 2003 the FBI closed its investigation with the conclusion that there was "absolutely no evidence'' of people having traded with inside knowledge. 366 That's interesting, because three later scientific studies, one in 2006 and two in 2010, all came to the same conclusion that stock speculation immediately before and after 9/11 was highly suspicious. 367
In 2009 David Callahan, the executive editor at that time of SmartCEO, filed a Freedom of Information Request for some of the insider trading documents handed to the 9/11 Commission. The answer? "We have been advised that the potentially responsive records have been destroyed." 368
In 2012 and 2013, Lars Schall, an obviously highly skeptical financial reporter for the Asia Times, followed up on this with the question: "Why did the SEC destroy its records on the 9/11 insider trading issue?" He received no reply. 369 At the same time Schall exposed the story of William Bergman, a Federal Reserve market analyst who had noticed that "from June to August 2001, this [M1 money supply, which circulates outside of the banks] posted the largest growth rate for a June to August 2001 since World War II." While suspicious, Bergman didn't immediately raise the alarm at the time, but after 9/11 suggested to his superior that he would like to investigate a potential link between these M1 money supply increases and 9/11. As Bergman himself explained: "The call was shorter than I expected. A week later my money laundering assignment was terminated, and I lost my credentials for access to confidential information. A month later my position in the bank was eliminated." Schall asked the Federal Reserve on two occasions why they had fired Bergman, but was not given an answer. 370
In the end only one person was publicly accused of 9/11 insider trading: Amr Ibrahim Elgindy. During one of his trials related to financial racketeering issues, assistant U.S. attorney Kenneth Breen charged that Elgindy had traded on September 10 with foreknowlegde of 9/11. 371 However, the court decided to "not hear evidence supporting an assertion that prosecutors once made suggesting that Mr. Elgindy might have had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks." 372 It makes a lot of sense though. During the court proceedings it was revealed that Elgindy made donations to the Mercy International Relief Agency 373, a notorious 1992-founded Saudi foundation deeply linked to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Mercy International supported bin Laden by issuing false passports and aiding in the transportation of various goods. The foundation has been specifically linked to the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi as well as to the aid of Islamic terrorists in the Balkan. 374 Unsurprisingly, the CIA was not far behind. As French journalist and intelligence asset Richard Labeviere, whom we already met, wrote in 2000:
"In Nairobi, the FBI was mainly working to sort out the tangled web of ties between the Sudanese secret service, the Osama bin Laden organization and the Islamic NGO's. Going from one surprise to another, the investigators ended up focusing on two American connections. The first relates to the organization Mercy International Relief Agency, whose direct involvement in the financing of the "Afghan" networks we have mentioned on several occasions. Active in Bosnia, Chechnya and Albania, this subsidiary of the Muslim Brothers was able to establish its headquarters in the United States, in the State of Michigan, with the assistance of . . . the CIA. The Agency provided significant logistical and financial support to this "humanitarian" organization, enabling it to act clandestinely in the various Balkan conflicts as well as within the Muslim communities of several Russian republics. On the basis of the FBI's conclusion, the Kenyan government announced the dissolution of Mercy International and five other Islamic NGO's that had probably also enjoyed Saudi and CIA support. The second organization in question is the Al-Haramain Foundation..." 375
A key person in Mercy International (and who also worked within the SAAR Network 376) was the Eritrea-born U.S. citizen Abdurahman Alamoudi, who for many years had been a leading spokesman for Islamism in the United States, having had meetings with President Clinton, President Bush, as well as at the Pentagon. In 2004 he was jailed for 23 years, not for supporting terrorism, but for aiding Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in a for him lucrative plot against the Saudi king. 377 Far from being a moderate relief organization, Mercy International was part of a whole network of extremist Saudi-backed foundations that formed the backbone of Al Qaeda and Muslim terrorism. Other foundations discussed in this article include Benevolence International Foundation (BIF), the Muwafaq Foundation (Blessed Relief), the Al Haramain Foundation and the SAAR Foundation.
President George W. Bush with his friend, Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. for more than two decades and apparently deeply involved with the CIA..
Cofer Black's Blackwater clique and 9/11 insider trading resulted in a little d-tour, but time to get back to the hijackers his CIA Counter-Terrorist Center missed: Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar. These men were picked up from the Los Angeles airport by Saudi national Omar al-Bayoumi, who housed both men, opened accounts for them at Riggs Bank and took care of their needs in every way. In July 2001 al-Bayoumi moved to England, apparently leaving his proteges so distraught that two months later they volunteer to be part of the suicide team that hijacks Flight 77 and crash it into the Pentagon.
Al-Bayoumi is not just any person. He was widely considered to be an agent of Saudi intelligence 378 - which would have made him an employee of Prince Turki al Faisal. In addition, in 1999 and 2000 Al-Bayoumi received monthly payments from none other than the wife of Bandar bin Sultan 379, Saudi Ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005 (and who was made Saudi intelligence chief in 2012). Bandar bin Sultan was married to a sister of Prince Turki. As a youngster he received fighter pilot training in the United States, and later, as an ambassador, grew extremely close to the Bush family.
That's just where things begin. After the CIA came under intense scrutiny in the 1970s by congressionally inquiries, it became almost impossible for the Agency to run many of its most sensitive (and probably illegal) operations. Brian Crozier's 6I and the Safari Club were two important results. As it turns out, starting in 1976, when George H. W. Bush became CIA director, the agency approached Saudi intelligence chiefs Sheikh Kamal Adham and his nephew, Prince Turki al Faisal, with whom Shackley and Helms were already forging ties before he was appointed head of Saudi intelligence. The Saudis opened accounts at Riggs National Bank and from there pumped tens of millions of dollars from Saudi corporations and the Saudi Embassy to CIA operational accounts. For many years Bush, Helms, Shackley, Carlucci, Edwin Wilson, Thomas Clines and other CIA officers would work closely with Adham and Prince Turki. These ties continued into the 1980s when the CIA and Saudis cooperated with Pakistani financier Agha Hasan Abedi in turning the BCCI into a bank that basically logged all terrorist and criminal finances worldwide. Bush, Helms, Casey, Adham, Prince Turki - all of them were involved in the bank. Apparently not realizing the monster they were creating, the BCCI collapsed in 1991 in what became yet another CIA-linked scandal. 380
All this is really amazing information, of course, because it shows that the old boy CIA network that could be found at the AFIO in Florida at the time of 9/11 - Helms, Shackley, Bush, Sr., Carlucci - have had a decades long, very crucial and extremely secretive relationship with Saudi intelligence chiefs Kamal Adham and Prince Turki al Faisal, as well with long-time ambassador Bandar bin Sultan, who handled a lot of the accounts at Riggs National Bank for the CIA. 381 BCCI director Khalid bin Mahfouz can also be added to this list. That's incredible, because Prince Turki and Khalid bin Mahfouz have been named as Saudi Arabia's most important financiers of Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda group, with "Bandar Bush's" wife having financed what has basically been the case officer of two 9/11 hijackers. That would be the same as the CIA providing funds to Wally Hilliard and Rudi Dekkers. Oh wait, there's every indication that that has been the case. And these two men also just happened to be "ferrying Saudi princes all over the U.S.". A report that Hilliard has been in business with arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, an old friend of the CIA and Saudi Arabia's Kamal Adham, should hardly surprise anyone anymore. 382
Will the real Prince Turki al Faisal stand up please? The one who is a Muslim extremist and secret supporter of Osama bin Laden, or the westernized intelligence chief and close ally of the most questionable elements in the CIA: Helms, Shackley, Bush, Sr., Carlucci, etc.
Saudi Arabia played a role in 9/11 - so much is clear. The CIA was also involved, as the Wally Hilliard connection makes plain. So how likely is it that Saudi Arabia double-crossed the United States, headed by President George W. Bush, son of one of their closest allies for decades? Probably not too big. It shouldn't be forgotten either that Jeb Bush was governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. Possibly he had something to do with the "special treatment" given to Saudis in Florida. 383 What we do know is that Jeb Bush personally assisted a quiet FBI grab of all of the files of Huffman Aviation and flying them out to Washington, D.C. on a C-130, immediately after 9/11. 384 Again we have to thank Daniel Hopsicker for that information.
The ties of George H. W. Bush and his son to the Saudis are more than strong to suspect a continued covert relationship, but also a brother of George, Sr., Jonathan J. Bush, has an interesting connection to the Saudis. Since 1970 Jonathan Bush has been chairman and CEO J. Bush & Co. In 1997 his company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Riggs Bank, the same bank that was used by Saudi intelligence in the 1970s to finance the CIA's covert operations, and the same bank used to finance the case officer of two 9/11 hijackers. In both cases Bandar bin Sultan, a very close friend of the Bush family, had a hand in transporting the funds. At Riggs Bank Jonathan Bush primarily cooperated with one of its leading executives Henry A. Dudley, Jr. In May 2000 Bush was appointed president and CEO of Riggs Investment Management (RIMCO), with Dudley becoming chairman. 385 Dudley had joined Riggs Bank in 1976, the exact same year that CIA director George H. W. Bush and the Saudis began using the bank to finance Agency operations. In the 1980s he served as senior vice president under president and controlling shareholder Joseph L. Allbritton (Alfalfa Club and equally elite George Bush Presidential Library Foundation), also involved with the bank since 1976 and who bought a controlling interest in 1980. 386 What pretty much solidifies Dudley's CIA connections is that he appeared on the board of the elite George Town Club in the 1980s. Board members of the club had extensive ties to the CIA, not to mention that different members can be linked to child abuse, MKULTRA and Opus Dei. 387 That also shouldn't particularly surprise anyone, as Bush, Sr. himself has been linked to all these elements, as well as Shackley, Helms, Casey and Prince Turki.
Going back to the Saudi intelligence associates of the Bush family, these relatively westernized Saudis, as well as the House of Saud in general, would probably have only benefited with bin Laden and his followers gone, because all of them hated the Saudi monarchy, its wealth, corruption and cooperation with the United States. Maybe these Saudis just had enough of paying off Osama and its followers. So they cooperated with the CIA in getting rid of him, with the additional hope that the United States would crush neighboring regimes in Iraq, Iran and Syria.
It seems so obvious today, but it is entirely possible that Osama and other al Qaeda leaders had no clue that their terrorist cells were being followed and manipulated every step of the way by the CIA and Saudi intelligence. It's hard to imagine that the multimillions at the disposal of these agencies would be unable to bribe Al Qaeda personnel, pressure them in some way, or bring in their own super-enthusiast would-be terrorists (just take care or their families). It's standard operating procedure of intelligence agencies to approach and bribe members of terrorist cells. It is also not unheard of to lure suspected terrorists to apartments that have been bugged beforehand. It happens all the time. 388
What I actually would find surprising at this point is if elements of the CIA's "old guard" or "old boys" at the AFIO - basically located down the block - were not directly or indirectly in contact with terrorist flight school owner Wally Hilliard. Can't say that for sure, of course. But maybe Hopsicker can find out.
This section on Kay Griggs and the Marine Corps clique of her husband Colonel George Griggs has been transformed into a separate article.
The most important point to remember here is that it would be foolish to overlook the possibility that retired Marine Corps General Carl Mundy and retired Army General Carl Stiner, and even more so generals James L. Jones and Jack Sheehan, were consulted by the 9/11 conspirators for their covert operations expertise. There are plenty of indications that these men are among the most trusted allies of the liberal eastern establishment and the old boys CIA network. And undoubtedly both the CIA and this Marine Corps group would be able to find some mercenaries or a fascist private militia willing to rig the World Trade Center buildings.
Ultimately the new insight Kay gives us is welcome, as she does point to the same group of individuals that we have already been suspecting of involvement in 9/11 and adds to the evidence that this group has been involved in other activities that cannot stand the light of day as well.
Kay has also been the only individual to mention the JFK Special Warfare School to me as a center where a lot of these covert operations are run from. This school has been described earlier on ISGP, because the covert operations deputy to CIA deputy director of operations David Cohen, suspected by ISGP of having had a degree of knowledge as to who rigged the WTC towers, had been a commander of this school. Kay has basically been the only person within the conspiracy community who really seems to have an insider's perspective, despite some of the biases in her reporting and her later refusals to provide any additional meaningful information.
Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda group really did plot the attack against the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.
Former Saudi financier Khalid bin Mahfouz and Saudi national Yeslam bin Laden have been other supporters of Osama bin Laden, but also had close ties to the CIA. Bin Mahfouz, an important former BCCI director, was in business with the CIA's Frank Carlucci and George H. W. Bush.
Beginning in 1976, Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al Faisal and Saudi ambassador Bandar bin Sultan have had an important and crucial relationship with CIA officers as Richard Helms, Ted Shackley, George H. W. Bush and Frank Carlucci. Turki has been caught running and financing terrorist networks. Bandar Bush, through his wife, was tied to some of the 9/11 hijackers.
The CIA Counterterrorist Center (CTC), under later War on Terror fundamentalist Cofer Black, was aware from March 2000 and on that Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar had entered the United States via Los Angeles, immediately after attending an Al Qaeda conference in Kuala Lumpur, which the CTC was also aware of. The CTC didn't put this pair on watchlists. Neither did it inform the FBI about them. On its own the FBI figured out that these men were financed and supported by a Saudi intelligence asset with covert financial ties to the wife of Bandar Bush, a close friend of the Bush family.
The CIA CTC, FBI, or even the White House should have been aware that other terrorist hijackers had come to the United States by mid 2000, because ring leader Mohammed Atta and other suicide pilots ended up taking lessons with two CIA-linked flight schools. One flight school owner, a drug trafficker with the name Wally Hilliard, reportedly was in direct contact with Bill Clinton, and to a lesser extent with Saudi national Adnan Khashoggi.
Only discussed in an update: Since the late 1990s Khashoggi and Prince Turki al Faisal were partners in Russian GRU firm Far West, together with Cheney's KBR Halliburton and the CIA's Diligence, LLC. Far West is deeply tied to the ISI also, and the heads of various terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda. It appears that the anti-Putin Far West and its allies are involved in false flag terrorism and coups all over Central Asia.
During the Bush administration's first National Security COuncil meeting of January 30, 2001 the agenda was set to invade Iraq and find any excuse, primarily related to nuclear weapons development, to do so. President Bush, defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld's deputy Paul Wolfowitz, CIA director George Tenet, and Shultz-protege and national security advisor Condi Rice were the ones who prepared the Iraq plot in advance of this NSC meeting. At the end of this meeting Bush told Tenet to gather additional "evidence" and Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz to start preparing war plans.
Immediately before 9/11 happened, Bush already had plans on his desk to invade Afghanistan, supposedly to grab Osama bin Laden.
Secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld, a protege of the CIA's Frank Carlucci, with his deep ties to the Saudi backers of terrorism, clearly hid in his office while the 9/11 attacks were going on, guaranteeing that no early shoot-down orders could be given against any of the hijacked airliners. Cheney, acting outside of the chain-of-command, somehow had been able to give very late shoot-down orders himself.
Key members of the Trilateral Commission and their closest friends had total access to the impact and collapse floors of the North Tower, as well as to Building 7. Henry Kissinger, Maurice Greenberg (CIA), Jeffrey Greenberg, Peter Peterson come to mind. ALl these men are close associates of George Shultz, the key mentor of national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, as well as decades-long CIA asset David Rockefeller. In fact, all these people are "above CIA" assets.
For years and sometimes decades key members of the Trilateral Commission had been close to Joseph Kasputys, tenant of the South Tower impact and collapse floors. In addition, pre-collapse "pressure pulses" were seen coming from the offices of Kasputys' company. Among these associates of Kasputys were Elliot Richardson (Trilateral exec.), Peter Peterson (Trilateral), John Brademas (Trilateral), Frank Carlucci (Trilateral; CIA), George Shultz (Trilateral), Paul Volcker (Trilateral exec.), Joseph Nye (Trilateral exec.) and John Whitehead (Trilateral). In addition, Suzanne Woolsey (CIA) had also known Kasputys for at least a decade, while Clinton and George H. W. Bush probably knew him too through the Committee for Excellence in Government.
The Trilateral Commission had recruited the tenants of the South Tower impact floors 79 to 82: Toru Hashimoto and Toru Kusukawa. Paul Volcker (Trilateral chairman), Vernon Jordan (Clinton advisor; Trilateral), James Wolfensohn and Jacob Rothschild had a particularly close partnership with these men. Molten metal - most likely steel - was seen flowing from this company's offices minutes before the collapse.
The Trilateral Commission members who controlled the North Tower impact floors - Henry Kissinger, Maurice Greenberg, Jeffrey Greenberg - were business partners of Kroll, the primary security consultant to the Port Authority and the World Trade Center Complex. One would expect this to have given them access to the entire building, although we do not know the exact details.
AIG, which controlled the North Tower impact floors and had a strategic partnership with Kroll Associates, had major ties not only to the State Department elite, but also to the CIA, MI6 and SAS.
The potential role of David Cohen having ran the operation to bring down the towers is particularly intriguing. Biography of Cohen: Protege at the CIA of William Casey, Robert Gates and John Deutch. CIA deputy director of covert operations 1995-1997. CIA station chief of New York 1997-2000, which should have brought him to the CIA office in WTC 7. Security risk consultant for AIG November 2000-January 2002, during which time he most likely worked closely with AIG's partner firm Kroll Associates. January 2002-today: NYPD intelligence chief, which allows him to monitor basically any potentially subversive group in the New York area. Quite possibly Cohen takes into account that terrorists and foreign government agents can hide behind 9/11 Truth groups and investigators. Certainly it would be nice to have an insider monitor these groups.
Joseph Kasputys, tenant of the South Tower's impact and collapse floors, had various direct and indirect ties to the Carlyle Group, both pre and post 9/11. Carlucci and former president George H. W. Bush, both with a CIA background, were key individuals of this company. Carlucci knew Kasputys for years before 9/11 through the Committee for Economic Development and Bush almost certainly through the Council for Excellence in Government. In addition, Kasputys' associate Patrick Gross ran a company owned by the Carlyle Group.
Carlucci, Bush and James Baker met Shafig bin Laden, an older half brother of Osama bin Laden, on the morning of 9/11 at a Carlyle meeting. Coincidence or not, it remains an interesting fact, because it is entirely possible that Shafig bin Laden is yet another Saudi with dual loyalties.
Since the late 1970s Bush and Carlucci were close associates of Ted Shackley, a CIA officer who should be considered the number one suspect in running the operation to kill Kennedy and of carrying out some of the other most sensitive black operations of the CIA.
Since 1998 Carlucci was serving on the board of the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association, along with JFK and World Trade Center movie producer Oliver Stone. Another board member was former CIA director James Schlesinger, who could also be found at MITRE, the Center for Security Policy, the OSS Society, the AFIO, the Military Order of the Carabao, the Defense Policy Board, etc. Trilaterals David Rockefeller, Paul Volcker (Fuji Bank), John Whitehead, Carla Hills (AIG) and others also sat on the board. General Jack Sheehan was another interesting name.
In the months before 9/11 Carlucci shared the board of the National Endowment for Democracy with future 9/11 Commission vice chairman Lee Hamilton. Future 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Kean could be found at the NED's board some in the years prior to the appointments of Carlucci and Hamilton.
Senators Bob Graham and Jon Kyl also served on the board of the NED in 2001. Both were in contact with Pakistani backers of Al Qaeda, along with CIA covert operations veteran and AFIO member Porter Goss. On the morning of 9/11 these three men were having lunch with an ISI general who reportedly wired $100,000 to Mohammed Atta, the ringleader of the 9/11 hijackers.
Goss was reported to be a frequent visitor of the Venice Airport in the mid 1990s from which drug trafficking operations were ran. In the years before 9/11 the key hijackers were trained at this airport, also by men associated with the drug trade, as well as the CIA.
Goss and Graham were appointed to head the 9/11 Joint Intelligence Inquiry despite having a massive conflict of interest due to their connection with a financier of the 9/11 hijackers and in case of Goss, with the Venice Airport. Along with Senator Jon Kyl these men were also among the most hawkish in Congress and the Senate.
Suzanne Woolsey, a Stanford and Harvard trained psychologist, knew Joseph Kasputys, tenant of the South Tower's collapse floors, since at least 1991 through the Council for Excellence in Government. Her husband, James Woolsey, is the CIA man with the deepest connections to the military-industrial complex and the largest amount of post 9/11 neoconservative organizations. Woolsey knows Carlucci and his wife has worked with John Deutch and Bobby Ray Inman in various capacities. Through CSIS Woolsey has also been among the closest associates of Henry Kissinger, Maurice Greenberg and Zbigniew Brzezinski. In the years prior to 9/11 Woolsey also shared the board of the CIA-linked H. Smith Richardson Foundation with Brzezinski and Rumsfeld. In addition, through Crescent Investment, Woolsey had access to Al Qaeda elements in Pakistan. Upon joining the AFIO honorary board of directors in 2002, we know that Woolsey was also in close contact with Helms, Shackley and other controversial CIA spooks.
Many persons mentioned in this article are linked to child abuse networks. Is it possible that these prominent people really live in a world that is different from ours when it comes to the things they can hide and get away with?
The majority of key neoconservatives absorbed in the Bush administration had been active in the Center for Security Policy, a post-Cold War neocon continuation of the CIA and black operations-linked American Security Council. Drug trafficking, death squads, false flag terrorist operations and COINTELPRO were among the specialties of the old American Security Council. How likely is it that the Center for Security Policy all of a sudden disavowed these policies?
Trilateral Commission member George Shultz, a protege of the Bechtels and the Rockefellers, played a major role in putting together the foreign policy team for George W. Bush. His own protege, Condoleezza Rice, played a major role in these preparations. So did Paul Wolfowitz, another more minor protege of Shultz.
John Diebold's voting machines were accused in 2000 and 2004 of swinging the elections towards George W. Bush. Coincidentally John Diebold had been a close associate of the CIA and liberal establishmentarians as Zbigniew Brzezinski since the 1970s. Through the Committee for Economic Development, Diebold had also come to know Peter Peterson, Frank Carlucci, George Shultz and Joseph Kasputys years before 9/11.
Most of the names mentioned here appear in ISGP's Superclass Index, which for 90 percent was developed without 9/11 (or other conspiracies) in mind. The index is just the sum of (mainly) influential private institutes various persons have been involved with their lives.
Again, let's consider that the use of explosives and thermate at the World Trade Center is a fact. At that point everyone who looks at this list of facts really should start to wonder what the chances are that none of these people were involved in the operation to destroy the World Trade Center. What outside group would have swept in completely unnoticed to do the job and get out? Okay, Israel maybe. Potential evidence for the involvement of Israel:
In the months before the attack two Zionists, Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy, took over the entire World Trade Center complex from the Port Authority, which had been running the buildings for decades. These Zionists were closely connected to Netanyahu, Sharon, Barak, Rupert Murdoch and Israel's national security establishment. These men do not appear in ISGP's Superclass Index.
A number of Jewish students were arrested on 9/11 after they had been seen cheering while the towers went down. They were driving a truck belonging to Urban Moving Systems, largely an Israeli company headquartered in New Jersey. After the men had been arrested, a police dog reacted to traces of explosives inside the van, but nothing was found. The men were eventually returned to Israel. They denied links to the Mossad and explained that they had taken it upon themselves to document what they were seeing. Like most employees of Urban Moving Systems, they were apparently happy with the attack for it meant a guaranteed future alliance between the U.S. and Israel in the field of anti-terrorism. The owner of Urban Moving System fled to Israel soon after 9/11 and it is suspected by some that the company was used for intelligence operations by the Mossad.
Larry Silverstein's "pull it" comment appears to be a clear, but somewhat veiled reference to controlled demolition of World Trade Center 7. As there is strong evidence that WTC 7 was brought down in a controlled demolition, Silverstein's admission has been copied to all parts of the internet and continues to cause endless debate.
This is basically all the evidence there is for Israel's involvement in the attacks. Granted, they are certainly important leads, but maybe the first question that should be asked is if it diminishes the importance of all the additional leads to ranking members of the U.S. liberal and conservative establishments? Would Israel really plan a terrorist attack like 9/11 on its own? Would the Pentagon, the CIA, FBI and White House just be fine with it if Israel carried out operations like these on its own? That's really questionable. The Israel Lobby might be too powerful to ignore for members of congress and presidential candidates, but not everyone in the U.S. government is crazy about the lobby. If evidence ever gets out that Israel was unilaterally involved in 9/11 (and you can bet it would without protection from U.S. elements), that would spell an immediate end to the billions of dollars in subsidies the country receives each year from the United States. It basically would be left to fend for itself.
Remember, Israel attacking the USS Liberty in 1967 during the Six-Day War is an entirely different scenario. Here we have Israel fighting a war with its neighbors and an advanced NSA spy ship that the Israelis suspect is being used by the U.S. government to help limit the scope of their military campaign. Israel would be able to make a realistic argument as to why they attacked the ship. That would not even be remotely the case with 9/11.
Important: in this section facts are mixed in with quite a bit of speculation, as a possible scenario is being described here - not necessarily the absolute truth. I've been thinking of deleting it, but for now I'll leave it up. May give a few additional insights.
1989: It's 1989. The Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan and soon thereafter the Cold War is over. Throughout the late 1980s and the 1990s Russia is ruled by Gorbachev, Yeltsin and the oligarchs - all of them linked to western financial elites. Defense spending in the United States drastically decreases.
1996: Osama bin Laden begins his war against the United States. From May 1995 to December 1996 John Deutch is CIA director. Likely at the recommendation of Robert Gates, he picks covert operations outsider David Cohen as his deputy director of operations. Cohen stays on for some time under Deutch's successor, George Tenet.
1990s: Russia's economy is completely devastated under the corrupt Yeltsin. Oligarchs, often linked to Israel and Jewish bankers as the Rothschilds and Edmond Safra, come in the possession of much of Russia's wealth. Various mafia groups, sometimes also linked to Israel, control much of the country. Two high level "neocon" CIA men, James Woolsey and Fritz Ermarth (Le Cercle), reportedly are using Jewish-Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky as a tool to manipulate Russian politics and siphon off IMF aid to the country. 389 Others named in the IMF and related financial scandals are the oligarchs Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Gusinsky and Roman Abramowich 390; Jewish-Russian mafia boss Simeon Mogelivich 391; Russian prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov and Jewish banker Edmond Safra 392; CIA and Mossad front man Bruce Rappaport; and Rappaport's colleague at his Bank of New York-Inter Maritime, Alfred Hartmann 393, a 1001 Club member and important Rothschild banker whose name has also surfaced in the Banco Ambrosiano, BCCI and Iraqgate affairs. 394 Yeltsin and his family members also feature among the suspects of looting funds meant for the development of the country. 395
It appears that there are groups in the West who would like to see Russia economically devastated and possibly even split up into various smaller countries, as to never worry about Russian communism again.
1998: Founding of Russian GRU firm Far West, with its ties to Osama bin laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Shamil Basayev, as well as very high level drug trafficking, arms smuggling, and false flag terrorist operations. Its secret founding partners include Dick Cheney's KBR Halliburton and elite CIA-linked Saudis Prince Turki al Faisal and Adnan Khashoggi. Although anti-Putin, Anton Surikov of Far West will be suspected of having played a role in the 1999 Russian apartment bombings.
1999: Former KGB/FSB chief Vladimir Putin comes to power and begins to revive the Cold War by initiating the Russian apartment bombings of September 1999 and re-invading Chechnya. 396 He also initiates a program to retake the possessions of oligarchs as Boris Berezovsky and Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Berezovsky soon flees Russia and is given asylum in England. Khodorkovsky teams up with Henry Kissinger, Jacob Rothschild, Zbigniew Brzezinski and George Soros, but is later imprisoned by Putin. 397 Western elites, both liberal, conservative and Zionist are extremely worried. Among them is future 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Kean, who joins the board of the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya, founded by Zbigniew Brzezinski and Alexander Haig, with men on the board as pro-Israel CIA agent Michael Ledeen, PNAC founder William Kristol, neocon superman Richard Perle, CIA handler of the neocons James Woolsey, Center for Security Policy founder Frank Gaffney, and two dozen other trustees. 398 Good to know the later investigation of 9/11 is in such truly independent hands.
Some top level groups which demonstrate that key liberal elites always work closely with conservative counterparts and even the most radical neoconservative elements when it comes to national security, both pre and post 9/11.
1999: As they are always doing, liberal and conservative elites in the United States - key members of which can all be found in ISGP's Superclass Index - are discussing how to best deal with the situation in the Middle East. They are primarily concerned with two issues:
Secure future oil supplies to the West, especially with a peak in conventional oil approaching.
Stop Russia and China from becoming too powerful by limiting their access to Middle Eastern oil.
Everyone largely agrees on the basic strategy set out by Zbigniew Brzezinski in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard. The 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order is also considered very important. It is written by Samuel Huntington, who, pre-9/11, shares various boards with leading 9/11 suspects. At the top-level Center for the National Interest he works with Kissinger, Conrad Black, Schlesinger and neocons as Perle, Kristol, Wolfowitz and Zakheim. Post 9/11 he is joined here by Brzezinski, Scowcroft, Peterson and Greenberg. 399 He is sharing the board of Freedom House with Brzezinski, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Woolsey. 400 He can also be found on the board of the CIA-linked H. Smith Richardson Foundation, again with Brzezinski, Rumsfeld and Woolsey. 401 All this is in the late 1990s. The overall objective of the group becomes to:
prevent the rise of new powerful anti-western regimes in the Middle East that can threaten Israel, Saudi Arabia, western Europe or even the United States;
transform various existing Middle Eastern regimes hostile to the West into pro-western democracies or pseudo-democracies;
deal with Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda group, as well as all other branches of Muslim extremism.
Under normal circumstances a long-term approach of diplomacy, political pressure and covert financing may be preferred to achieve these goals, but with a potential revival of the Cold War and countries being increasingly pressured to secure their share of Middle Eastern oil, a more drastic approach is needed.
Understanding Saudi Arabia might be key in understanding 9/11.
Everyone on the inside agrees with the notion that the best way to guarantee oil deliveries in the near future is to quickly transform the entire Middle East region. Most likely the Middle East will become politically irrelevant within the next three to four decades with conventional oil running out, assuming shale oil is able to fully replace conventional demands. Everyone in these discussions realizes that if shale oil doesn't cut it that in the next 10 to 20 years international strategy most likely will turn into a game of "every superpower for himself" and "last man standing" - so it's considered best to be as early in the game as possible. Keep in mind there was little to no talk about shale oil at this point.
All that is needed for massive intervention in the Middle East is a pretext. Osama bin Laden's freshly-announced war against the United States turns out to be a gift from heaven. If Osama is able to succeed in one major attack against the United States, this will be all the pretexts the United States will ever need. Luckily for the group, bin Laden is already planning for such an attack. All he needs is a little help, so the liberal and conservative elites in the United States decide they are going to look the other way. But even then Osama and his army of terrorists aren't competent enough to launch an attack that will traumatize the nation to such an extent that it will guarantee support for an indefinite War on Terror. Multiple attacks are not an option, because with each new attack the administration and the intelligence services will come under critical review. What is needed is one massive, traumatizing attack. It has to be non-nuclear and preferably can be tied to as many Middle Eastern countries as possible.
Once it is agreed on that the attack will be allowed to happened, the CIA old boys network - Helms, Shackley, Bush Sr., Carlucci - and their Saudi friends - Prince Turki, Bandar bin Sultan - are consulted on how to best covertly manage Osama's hijackers (both were probably already in the process of doing this). Quite possibly Dick Cheney was used as the U.S. tie to Russian GRU firm Far West, which would have influence with the Pakistani ISI and Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri. In any case, before the hijackers set foot in the United States, powerful people already know their purpose. President Bill Clinton has been informed about the plot and helps manage the operation from the White House - as his link to Wally Hilliard seems to indicate. It's possible he doesn't know any details, as the attack will happen only after he will have left office.
November 1999: With help from partner firm AIG, the Blackstone Group has begun the process to take full control of Kroll Associates, the primary security consultant to the WTC. AIG, already the third largest shareholder, is ran by CIA asset Maurice Greenberg and Henry Kissinger. Blackstone is ran by one their best friends, Peter Peterson. All three are good friends of WTC founder David Rockefeller, whose family has its own major ties to the Saudis; and former CIA director Richard Helms. Also retired CIA men as Carlucci and Deutch are part of their Trilateral Commission group.
Already at this point discussions are going on that the future hijackers might be needing some help when they attack the World Trade Center towers, not just in the form of convenient surveillance failures and a failue to issue shoot down orders, but actually in bringing the towers down. Calculations show that it is unlikely the towers will even partially collapse from the plane impacts. These conspirators agree that the attack will have to be devastating and traumatizing enough in order to receive a carte blanche from the public to limit the democratic process and invade the Middle East. The Twin Towers are the absolute best target to achieve this objective with, despite David Rockefeller possibly not being particularly happy with seeing the towers go. But national security is not his domain at all and he just has to take one for the team.
January 2000: The first hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, move to the United States, fresh from a Kuala Lumpur al-Qaeda Summit. Through Saudi intelligence officer Omar al-Bayoumi they are being taken care off by Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al Faisal and ambassador Bandar bin Sultan, at the request of the old boys in the CIA, the White House and those that are part of Kissinger's group. Terrified that these Saudis are of Muslim extremists that loathe their cooperation with the Americans, they are eager to cooperate and have the United States deal with their enemies.
March 2000: The CIA Counterterrorist Center finds out that Hazmi and Mihdhar have arrived in the United States soon after visiting the Kuala Lumpur Al Qaeda conference. They forget to put the two on watchlists, forget to inform the FBI, and lose track of them. The CIA CTC is headed by Cofer Black, an old acquaintance/enemy of Osama bin Laden in Sudan. Alleged mafia hitman and Contra cocaine trafficker Enrique Prado is his close aide.
June 2000: More hijackers move to the United States. They end up taking flight lessons in Florida from criminal elements in the CIA who do business with the Saudis. The financier of the flight school where ringleader Mohammed Atta is going, Wally Hilliard, is in regular contact with Bill Clinton. The old boy CIA men are almost down the block at the AFIO, some of them keeping an eye on the operation.
October 2000: Peter Peterson of Blackstone, struggling to acquire Kroll, takes over the mortgage of WTC 7. He now becomes a lender to Larry Silverstein, who has been involved with Building 7 since it was built in the 1980s.
November 2000: The 9/11 operation goes into high gear now that the terrorists are firmly in place. CIA station chief of New York (at WTC 7) since 1997, David Cohen, is approached by his old patrons at the CIA, Robert Gates and John Deutch. He is asked to retire from active service, join AIG and run the operation to demolish the WTC towers. Maurice Greenberg and Henry Kissinger have approved of the operation. Kroll, partly owned by AIG, directly or indirectly aids in the operation. In addition, AIG controls all the North Tower impact floors through Marsh and McLennan, as well as floors 47 to 55 of the South Tower, where the offices of its subsidiary Guy Carpenter are located.
Cohen, once one of the most trusted CIA officers of William Casey and Robert Gates (linked to drug trafficking, potential mind control research, and in case of Casey, pedophile entrapment networks), has all the expertise and connections to run the operations. After all, he was Deutch's deputy director of covert operations in the 1995-1997 period. Most likely he would have known WTC 7 building leaser Larry Silverstein, as well as mortgage holder Peter Peterson.
Early 2001: A dozen Ukrainian KH-55 cruise missiles disappear towards Iran through KBR Halliburton and Diligence LLC partner Far West. Iran back-engineers the cruise missiles, improves on the technology, and is soon seen as a threat to the West. There are rumors that a few nuclear warheads have also made their way to Iran through Far West.
April-July 2001: Larry Silverstein takes over the rest of the WTC complex. Along with his partner, an Australian billionaire with Israeli national security ties, Frank Lowy, he becomes almost the sole reason why people suspect Israeli involvement in the 9/11 plot.
July 2001: Future Flight 77 hijacker Khalid al-Mihdhar returns from a trip to Mecca, but isn't tracked or arrested upon arrival in the U.S. because the CIA CTC still hasn't put him on a watchlist.
August 20, 2001 (approximately): Tenants are informed that in the weekend of September 8-9 the upper half of the South Tower will have no power due to recabling work that needs to be done. Reportedly this will be the first time since the 1993 bombing that there will be a complete loss of power in one of the towers. Scott Forbes of Fiduciary Trust is of the opinion that tenants are given relatively little time to come up with solutions to this loss of power, because many corporations have to rely on their systems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
August 23, 2001 (approximately): Additional security measures are taken at the tower, with many guards now having to work 10 hour shifts. Apparently there are rumors of an impending attack on the towers.
September 6, 2001: Osama bin Laden later claims to have known the exact day of the attack the Thursday before it happened, most likely because the hijackers were waiting for a period of ideal weather forecasts. Ironically, this is the same Thursday that additional security is removed from the towers.
September 8-9, 2001: Extensive recabling work is being done over the weekend in the upper half of the South Tower. Scott Forbes of Fiduciary Trust, who is on duty that weekend due to the power outage, will become very skeptical of the work done that weekend. The Port Authority and 9/11 Commission refuse to accept his testimony, however.
As to what was done in the building that weekend is impossible to say (if it happened at all, because there is only one source), but it is very possible that the work had to be speeded up if there was knowledge that the attack was about to happen.
September 11, 2001: It's Tuesday morning, the attack happens. Liberal and conservative establishments now continue their debate in public on how to best reorganize the Middle East. Liberals prefer to first deal with Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan; (neo)conservatives, always looking out for Israel, want Saddam Hussein gone. Others, like Alexander Haig, think that it would be a good idea to target Syria before going after Hussein. In later years Iran becomes a primary target of the (neo)conservatives, with eventually the liberal establishment also largely giving up on diplomatic solutions as long as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in power.
As demonstrated in Part 1, it's pretty much impossible to rationally argue against the theory that explosives and thermate were located inside the World Trade Center towers. If this is considered fact and looking at all the evidence in this second article, then the conclusion has to be made that virtually all major suspects can be found in ISGP's Superclass Index. There's no way around it. For several reasons this also makes sense:
- The persons in this index (plus a few CIA officers and close friends) can be tied to just about every conspiracy the world has seen: Kennedy, Mockingbird, Watergate, MKULTRA, Jonestown, CIA drug trafficking, Iran-Contra, Iraqgate, BCCI, the Strategy of Tension, the Franklin affair, the Dutroux X-Dossiers, Haut de la Garenne, the Russian apartment bombings, the rise of ISIS - you name it. What's the chance that all of a sudden some other, totally unknown group is involved?
- These are the only persons with the connections in the media, politics and intelligence to plot something of the magnitude of 9/11 and get away with it.
- At any one time, most leading superclass members are thought to have long lost power. However, these individuals continue to exert huge influence on later administrations, including the Bush 43 administration, through advisory roles and proteges that have risen to cabinet level positions. They and their friends also make - and have been - ideal private sector, fully-deniable CIA assets.
As should be clear by now, the primary suspects of having carried out the operation were involved in the covert CIA-Saudi relationship that goes back to 1976 when George H. W. Bush was director of the CIA. He and his allies - Frank Carlucci, Ted Shackley, Richard Helms - are considered some of the main suspects, along with Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al Faisal and Saudi ambassador Bandar bin Sultan. Both are known to be very close to this CIA group and to have also covertly supported those responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
Kissinger as chair of the 9/11 Commission, due to his past as national security advisor, 40 Committee chairman, and secretary of state giving orders to Helms on (very questionable) worldwide CIA operations, as well as Kissinger's apparent ties to the WTC through AIG and his closest friends, would have been the ideal pick of Bush in heading any "independent" inquiry into 9/11 that might expose the activities of his former subordinates.
Then again, his replacements, all of them superclass members, did an "excellent" job as well, with Commission vice chair Lee Hamilton already being known as a person who aided Bush's father in covering up his (deep) involvement in the CIA-Contra cocaine import scandals of the 1980s and chairman Thomas Kean soon popping up as an officer of the elite Pilgrims Society, along with Henry Kissinger. It's a total disgrace, of course, that the media didn't make sure that the 9/11 Commission was replaced by something truly independent, let alone their silence over the even more sensitive NIST reports on the WTC collapses.
Parallel to these traditional CIA-Saudi Safari Club connections is the relationship of the same Saudis (including Adnan Khashoggi) and CIA people of a later generation with Russian GRU firm Far West since 1998. KBR Halliburton of Dick Cheney, the soon-to-be vice president of the United States, also played a leading role in this group. Besides the Saudis, Far West should be the top suspect in not just handling terrorist Shamil Basayev, but also Ayman Al Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden. Far West also appears to have excellent ties to the leadership of the Pakistani ISI, which time and again has proved to be the handler of the Taliban and, looking at the $100,000 wire transfer to Mohammed Atta right before 9/11 and them shielding Osama bin Laden, quite possibly even Al Qaeda. These aspects are only discussed in various updates to this 9/11 article.
While it might be impossible to figure out the exact activities of the Bush administration, the FBI and George Tenet's CIA in the years preceding 9/11, luckily there is such a thing as a private, more easily observable establishment loaded with mentors to present administration officials from which major conspiracies seem to emerge.
The fact is, nothing happens without the liberal establishment's consent, because major media outlets, as the Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, Time magazine, CBS, CNN and others, are all part of this establishment. ISGP's article on the Pilgrims Society already shows plenty of evidence for that. Key names of the liberal establishment include Maurice Greenberg, WTC 7 leaseholder Peter Peterson, David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, George Shultz, Henry Kissinger and even the CIA men just mentioned. As discussed in ISGP's American Security Council article, this CIA group has always controlled much of the Pentagon's conservative defense establishment, using it in covert operations whenever necessary. Helms' father and brother were in the Pilgrims Society and he is a good friend of the men just mentioned. The Bush family has a long history with members of the Pilgrims Society. Carlucci and Deutch of the CIA were visitors of the Trilateral Commission. Peterson and Greenberg visited the commission in the 1990s, with Rockefeller, Brzezinski, Volcker and Kissinger all among the leadership.
Essentially it can be said that the primary suspects of 9/11 are a combination of Trilateral Commission members (but not the Trilateral Commission itself) and senior old boy CIA officers cooperating with the Saudis. There are just numerous facets to the 9/11 intrigue. There are the Saudis, the ISI, Far West, Al Qaeda, the CIA, the White House and, looking at the Zionist owners of the WTC in particular, the Israelis. However, the bottom line seems to be that a number Trilateral Commission members, one ex-president, one or two sitting presidents, and a group of old boy CIA officers devised the operation and effectively were in charge of it. They could have put a stop to it any time they wanted, but it appears they not only refused to do so, they helped make the attack more devastating than Osama and his 300 cave dwellers could have done on their own. The primary motive appears to have been to reorganize the Middle East for a variety of reasons.
Most people who question 9/11 will probably continue to blame "the neoconservatives". However, the neoconservatives hardly exist as a separate establishment. At least, not yet. Most of them have a career as mid level Pentagon employees and pro-Israel scholars and appear to be fronts for the CIA-Mossad relationship originally maintained by men as James Angleton and Ted Shackley. Few neoconservatives are actually worth mentioning, but some of the key ones in the Bush administration are discussed in appendix A of this article. Also, key foundations backing the neocon movement, have had plenty of "liberal" Eastern Establishment figures on them.
Personally, if I'm asked to make an informed guess as to how 9/11 probably came about, I'd propose the following theories:
Osama bin Laden planned the attacks, but his operation was manipulated by Saudis intelligence, either directly or through terrorist foundations as Mercy International and Al Haramain. Possibly the network Far West - Saudi Intelligence - ISI simply ordered Osama to attack the World Trade Center and Pentagon, with Osama not having a clue that there's been high level debate with people in the U.S. government. Quite possibly Osama is simply an asset who does what he is told.
In any case, early on the Saudis informed their allies in the old boy CIA network surrounding the AFIO, OSS Society and Le Cercle about Osama's plot;
The old boy CIA network immediately consulted the Rockefeller/Kissinger group in New York to debate the pros and cons of allowing one major non-nuclear attack against the United States;
Clinton was informed, at least to a degree, and decided that allowing such an attack would be a possibility, but not under his watch;
The Saudis, who would have enjoyed the idea of the U.S. declaring war or all their (Sunni and especially Shia) enemies, asked permission from the CIA to assign one of their U.S.-based agents to the first group of hijackers;
Clinton knew the identities of the second group of hijackers before they even entered the country;
Cofer Black and Enrique Prado at the CIA Counter-Terrorism Center let the hijackers roam free on purpose on orders from the White House or George Tenet.
Henry Kissinger and Maurice Greenberg, who both ran AIG, hired former CIA deputy director of operations and CIA station chief of New York David Cohen after consultations with Robert Gates, John Deutch, Richard Helms (a former consultant to AIG) and likely George Tenet and Cofer Black with the express purpose of putting him in charge of the operation to bring down the towers after the impacts of the planes. (a very bolt theory/prediction of what one day may be found evidence for).
AIG and Blackstone did their best to acquire full control of Kroll Associates, because the firm would come to play an important role in advising David Cohen and his private CIA group on the WTC's security system, how to bypass it and all the intricacies of the building's design features.
Bush was the preferred presidential candidate by these elites, because his father knew every single 9/11 conspirator very well: from the Reagan ultraconservatives, the Kissinger group and the CIA to the Saudis.
The Diebold Corporation, with its long standing ties to the CIA and State Department elites, helped Bush win the election, explaining the rather huge differences between the exit polls and eventual results.
Rumsfeld was picked as defense secretary because he was a friend and political protege of CIA man Frank Carlucci, as well as a friend of the liberal, conservative and Zionist establishments.
So many future Bush administration officials came from the Center for Security Policy because they love to do the dirty work, which is what everyone also expects of them: carry out false flag attacks, invade countries, introduce anti-democratic legislation. Their brief involvement in high office also allowed for convenient theories that Israel and these neocons had taken over the U.S. government and were behind 9/11. Since then this "rogue" group has been put back into the box, it appears.
Leads to Israel - with or without the consent of the Israeli leadership - were intentionally created to draw away attention from U.S. and Saudi establishments involved in the plot and to help discredit future "conspiracy theories".
That various persons involved in 9/11 had different ideas on how to best reorganize the Middle East, with liberals preferring to focus first on Al Qaeda and (neo)conservatives, as well as Zionists, wanting to get rid of Saddam as fast as possible.
To put it shorter, the evidence points to:
Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda having plotted the attack.
Saudi and Pakistani elites having supported the war of bin Laden against the West, but at the same time were interested in having Bush declare war on all their Muslim enemies (Hussein and Shia states Syria and Iran in particular).
- Liberal and conservative CIA elites having picked up on the attack for over a year before it took place, largely through Saudi allies.
- Liberal and conservative CIA elites having increased the dramatic effects of the attack by rigging the World Trade Center towers with explosives and thermate.
- Liberal and conservative CIA elites using the attack in their favor by giving themselves a nearly indefinite carte blanche to restructure the entire Middle East.
- The Bush administration hijacking any "genuine" War on Terror or War on Weapons of Mass Destruction agendas by first zooming in on privatizing Iraq's oil reserves, this to satisfy the massive amount of corporate backing he gets from the oil industry.
Even if the tenants of the various floors had absolutely no clue that their floors were being rigged with explosives, that still leaves their friends at AIG, Blackstone, the Port Authority and Larry Silverstein as suspects. When it somehow turns out that no explosives and thermate were located inside the buildings, there is still the evidence that the CIA and Saudi intelligence elites were on top of the hijackers for over a year before they carried out their attack. In all cases the same group of persons is implicated, so it seems that with this article we really managed to narrow down the list of suspects for 9/11 to approximately 70 of the most connected individuals on the planet - who also just happen to have been implicated in many other alleged conspiracies. Some of the conclusions reached are rather bold, but this has been done on purpose. Essentially they are predictions as to what the ultimate true story of 9/11 will look like if it ever comes out. But, of course, that's a really big IF, of course.
WTC's additional national security and Zionist ties
While the CIA's David Cohen remains ISGP's chief suspect of having ran the operation to bring down the WTC towers, additional information indicates that Israel was very much aware of the operation. Remember governor Christine Todd Whitman, the person who appointed Lewis Eisenberg head of the Port Authority, and with that, the World Trade Center complex? The same Eisenberg who leased the World Trade Center to fellow (billionaire) Zionists Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy?
As it turns out, Whitman is even more connected than already anticipated. So connected, in fact, that she has been added to ISGP's Superclass Index at a shared 78th place (only five women are ranked above her). She's a member of the Alfalfa Club, executive chair of the Eisenhower Fellowships, director of the American Security Project, a 1998 Bilderberg visitor, etc., etc. Among the aspects not previously explained is that she has known Eisenberg since about 1991, four years before appointing him head of the Port Authority. 402 Both founded the Republican Leadership Council in 1993, with Eisenberg, a vice chairman of the Republican Jewish Committee, becoming the chief lobbyist for the Republican Jewish vote. 403 That's far from all. Unable to confirm it the first time around, Eisenberg was indeed involved with the powerful and radical Israel lobby group AIPAC. To be more precise, he served as a director from 1998 to 2003. 404 As ISGP found out while putting together its index of institutes, right up until 9/11, Eisenberg served on the board of the International Republican Institute (IRI), one of several combined CIA/State Department fronts involved in overthrowing countries around the world. Among the prominent board members with Eisenberg, were Kissinger Associates men Brent Scowcroft and Lawrence Eagleburger, as well as Center for Security Policy and Cercle veterans Edwin Feulner and Jeane Kirkpatrick. Senator John McCain, discussed here for his involvement in discrediting the 9/11 Truth movement and his extensive ties to the group suspected here of involvement in 9/11, has headed the IRI since 1993. 405 Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld 406, controversial CIA operations officer and 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry chairman Porter Goss 407, and at least post-9/11, Christine Whitman 408, have all headed IRI teams into various countries that were ripe for regime change or a little boosting of their democratic principles.
Also, already back in the 1990s Whitman could be found on the board of the Peres Center for Peace, quite possibly the most elite group for relations between the liberal establishment, Israel and the Zionist international. Most trustees served for very long periods. All persons mentioned below already served on the board of the Peres Center before 9/11:
Zionist trustees include: Lester Crown, a mafia-linked protege of Obama, who controls General Dynamics; Rockefeller-ally and Israeli banker Jacob Frenkel; the mafia-linked Charles Bronfman of the Power Corporation of Canada; Swiss-based banker Edgar de Picciotto, an associate of George Soros and Russia mafia- and Mossad money launderer Edmond Safra and, along with the Bronfmans, at one point a favorite target of Lyndon Larouche; Baron Eric de Rothschild; Sir Evelyn de Rothschild; Isabel Maxwell, daughter of Mossad- and Yakuza-ally Robert Maxwell; Bruce Rappaport, the CIA and Mossad asset who was at the center of the Russian IMF money laundering scandal; and exiled Russian oligarch Vladimir Gusinsky, equally linked to the Russian mafia and the IMF money laundering scandal.
Liberal establishment trustees include: James Baker III, Henry Kissinger, John Whitehead, Mortimer Zuckerman (Zionist), Senator Joseph Lieberman and Rothschild family friend, Senator Daniel Moynihan. Most of these persons have been mentioned in this article before. 409
Readers can check other associations of Christine Whitman in ISGP's Superclass Index. The basic conclusion is that if there is any group in the world with the means and a lack of conscience to take down the World Trade Center and cover it up, it would be the group Whitman has been part of since at least the mid-1990s.
The timeline in this article dealing with Russian-American relations is a bit dated, after largely having written, but not published due to time constraints, a 50,000 word article on Russia's power structures. Simply put, Russia has the traditional think tank elite, the oligarchs, with a dominant Zionist element during the Yeltsin years; Putin's more nationalist "Petersburgers", and, certainly during the early Yeltsin years, an ultra-right-wing military siloviki aspect. For the most part Putin has suppressed all other establishments, including the Zionist-oriented Solntsevskaya mafia that has been particularly close with many oligarchs and some think tank elitists. ISGP's intro article contains a section on Russian politics.
"I don't get it. Why did it take two whole days to tell the world it was an exercise? Frankly, it is incomprehensible. ... Let's start with the fact that they told us it was sugar in the bags [instead of RDX]. Does this mean that neither the FSB specialists nor the interior ministry know what sugar looks like? ... Let's just imagine that real explosives were planted and it was a real attempt at provocation in order to increase tension in the Caucasus and so on and so forth. Do we have any guarantee that we would have been given an accurate reply that we, the public, would find convincing to what had happened? I suspect, unfortunately, that we wouldn't."
Evgeni Savostianov, former Moscow FSB/KGB chief, on the March 2000 NTV program about the Moscow apartment bombings of September 1999. Putin and the FSB, who basically revived the Cold War, were completely implicated in the bombings. Present on the program were Ryazan building residents, various witnesses, experts and the FSB leadership to counter the claims of conspiracy. In fact, Anton Surikov, a clandestine business partner of 9/11 vice president Dick Cheney, as well as terrorist-sponsoring Saudi and Pakistani intelligence, has been accused of involvement in the bombing. His Far West group apparently handled Muslim terrorist Shamil Basayev, accused of the Moscow bombings, as well as Al Qaeda's Ayman al Zawahiri and seemingly also Osama bin Laden.
Another interesting 9/11-related coincidence showed up while writing this article on Russia. This coincidence is related to WTC co-owner Frank Lowy and Far West, a black operations front for the Russian Ministry of Defense. In a minute it will be described what Far West exactly is, but in the 1993-1995 period two directors of this company, Anton Surikov and Audrius Butkevicius, were visiting scholars at the Centre for Defence Studies, King's College, at the University of London. 410 Both Surikov 411 and Butkevicius 412 had important CIA ties at this point, something which is rather unusual for Russian intelligence officers. Chairman of the Centre for Defence Studies from 1991 to 1996 was the very well-connected British-Australian Robert J. O'Neill 413. In 2003 this O'Neill showed up in Australia as a founding director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy (LIIP), along with Martin Indyk 414, the first executive director of AIPAC and a director of Lowy's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. Rupert Murdoch and James Wolfensohn have been among the persons on the Lowy Institute's advisory board. 415 Wolfensohn, together with Jacob Rothschild were key partners in Fuji Bank, the firm that controlled the South Tower impact floors from which molten steel was seen flowing in the minutes before collapse. Frank Lowy, of course, was the partner of Larry Silverstein in buying the World Trade Center complex from Port Authority chairman Lewis Eisenberg. All three were radical Zionists with highest level national security ties.
Where is this going? That's hard to say. For starters, it would be very interesting to know how well O'Neill knew Anton Surikov of Far West, because, as the reader will see, Surikov and Far West have been deeply linked to Muslim terrorism, along with partners that include the Saudis and the neocons. As both men were connected enough to be taken up in ISGP's Superclass Index - the top 300 or so most connected persons in the world - there's a good chance that they knew each other to some extent. In England O'Neill was involved with the Rhodes Trust and Ditchley. He also headed the International Institute for Strategic Studies. In Australia, in 2001, he was the founding chair of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. In 2003 he joined the newly-established Lowy Institute and in 2008 showed up as a fellow at the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
Anton Surikov was one of O'Neill's Russian counterparts in the world of defense studies - at least in official terms. As a "political scientist" Surikov was a protege of key think tank elitist Andrei Kokoshin 416, who still works with Henry Kissinger and associates on questions of nuclear proliferation. His father, from 1976 to 1992, was deputy director of the Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash), Russia's ICBM production facility. As can be seen in ISGP's index of institutes, both father and son were involved in a range of establishment think tanks. In 1992 both men participated in the Dartmouth Conferences, which has brought together American and Russian elites on an annual basis since 1960. David Rockefeller was among four American participants who attended the conference for more than 25 years. Hal Saunders, a protege of Kissinger, was another. Yevgeny Primakov, Georgy and Alexei Arbatov, and Andrei Kokoshin were among the big Russian names attending the conference for many years.
Russian apartment bombings (1999), one of many Dagestan terror attacks, and Beslan (2004). Key player Shamil Basayev, reportedly an asset of GRU agent Anton Surikov of Far West, a firm founded in cooperation with Dick Cheney's KBR Halliburton. Far West has reported ties to the Saudis, Pakistanis, Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
Surikov, however, who died under suspicious circumstances in 2009, was more of a covert schemer than a political scientist. He and close friends, Ruslan Saidov, a Chechen; and Vladimir Filin, a Ukrainian, reportedly all served together in the GRU - Russian military intelligence - since the 1980s in Afghanistan. 417 By the 1990s, when Russia had descended into one corrupt, criminal swamp, these men were taking orders from "party of war" defense minister Pavel Grachev and involved in anything from illegal weapons sales, to assassinations and drug trafficking 418 - even manipulating jihadist terrorist groups. Most infamously, Surikov is widely reported to have been assigned as the handler of Chechen separatist and terrorist Shamil Basayev in the 1992-1993 Georgian-Abkhazian War. 419 Until his death in 2004, Basayev was the Osama bin Laden of the Caucasus. Instead of fighting his Jihad against the United States, his primary enemy was Russia. A list of activities Basayev has been associated with:
November 9, 1991: Basayev and two associates hijack an airplane and take 178 people hostage. They threaten to blow up the plane unless Russia withdraws its troops from Chechnya. Russia withdraws anyway due to heavy Chechen resistance. The hijackers give themselves over and are safely returned to Chechnya. The new president/dictator, Dzhokhar Dudayev, makes Basayev one of his militia leaders. Dudayev controls the notorious Chechen mafia in Moscow, under the control of Khozh-Akhmed Nukhaev.
August 1992 - September 1993: During the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict Basayev arises as a major Chechen war criminal, himself beheading dozens of Georgian soldiers and civilians in various creative ways.
June 14-19, 1995, during the 1st Chechen War: Basayev heads an armed Chechen group that takes 1,500 Russians hostage in a Budyonnovsk hospital. About 150 children are among the group. Basayev demands that Russian forces withdraw from Chechnya and begins to shoot hostages. A failed rescue attempt leaves over 100 hostages dead, after which Russia gives in and begins to negotiate with the Chechens. As in 1991, Basayev is allowed to return to Chechnya.
1999: Basayev forces the introduction of Sharia law in Chechnya, in opposition to the vast majority of Chechens, including president Aslan Maskhadov, who really has no choice but to obey the extremist militias.
August 1999: Basayev is heading the invasion of Dagestan, triggering the appointment of the unknown Putin as prime minister and the start of the Second Chechen War. There are widespread rumors that Putin's (Zionist) patrons, Boris Berezovsky and his business partner Badri Patarkatsishvili, with the support of Yeltsin, have been bribing Chechen commanders into starting the war.
September 1999: Basayev is named as a key organizer of the Russian apartment bombings. Putin's "Petersburg" group is deeply implicated in covering up the failed Ryazan bombing, even though the most important programs have been put together by his (later) political enemies, Vladimir Gusinsky and Boris Berezovsky. Others implicated over the years are Anton Surikov and GRU head General Valentin Korabelnikov. Most prominent critics of the bombing have either died or were intimidated.
October 23, 2002: Basayev is behind the Moscow theater hostage siege. Up to 900 people are taken hostage. 130 die.
December 27, 2002: Basayev is behind a truck bombing in Grozny on Russia-backed government officials. 83 people are killed.
Other suicide bombings follow over the next few years.
September 2004: Basayev is behind the Beslan Massacre. 1,100 people are taken hostage, including 777 children. Eventually 385 people die, 186 of them children.
Whether or not Basayev already was a GRU asset in November 1991, at the very beginning of Chechen independence, his "expertise" in terrorism was immediately put to good use by the new Chechen president, Dzhokhar Dudayev. Although the Russians often hardly acted any better, Dudayev was a corrupt leader who destroyed and criminalized Chechnya's economy. 420 His militia also formed the notorious Chechen mafia 421, which began a virtual genocide against Russians still living in Chechnya. 422 The Chechens themselves also suffered greatly. In Moscow the Chechen mob was locked into a turf war with the KGB/FSB-backed Solntsevskaya mafia. 423 Russia of the 1990s was an incredible mess.
Most of the important oligarchs belonged to Solntsevskaya. A few, most notably Boris Berezovsky and business partner Badri Patarkatsishvili, while being Zionist, were tied to the Chechens and have been widely accused of having bribed Basayev into attacking Dagestan, in order to create a pretext to appoint Putin prime minister, re-invade Chechnya, and quickly build Putin up as the Yeltsin camp's preferred presidential candidate. Incredibly, ISGP has actually found that Patarkatsishvili was the neighbor of "Nebula" leader Felix Przedborski in Antibes, with Berezovsky having his estate down the road. 424 ISGP also noticed major ties between Przedborski, Ukrainian mafia head Semion Mogilevich and Solntsevskaya (not to mention an Israeli-CIA child snuff ring) 425, indicating that back in the 1990s Przedborski served as a key contact point between the CIA, Mossad, Solntsevskaya, the Chechens, the Vatican and seemingly also other mafias. ISGP has also come to suspect that the retired Mossad colonel whose team protected Przedborski might well have been Yair Klein 426, notorious for having turned the Medellin and Cali drug cartels into anti-communist death squads. 427
As this satellite image of Antibes shows, the southern-most tip of this resort town contains the largest estates by far. Either Przedborski or Berezovsky owned the largest domain in all of Antibes, but Przedborski has held it since at least the 1980s, when the Soviet Union still existed and Berezovsky barely had enough money to feed his children. Already back then Przedborski was hosting lavish parties with the mayor of Antibes attending. It was said that Przedborski "owned" Antibes. We'll leave Suleiman Kerimov and his primary financial trustee, Alexander Studhalter, alone for now, except to say that Kerimov may well be linked to Dagestani terrorism and Far West partner Adnan Khashoggi. 428 As can be seen below, the whole network surrounding Far West is extremely complex, made additionally hard to understand due to the fact that pretty much nothing has been written about Russian elites and their criminal ties.
A potential link between Robert J. O'Neill of the Lowy Institute and Far West partners Anton Surikov and Audrius Butkevicius would be interesting to prove, but turns out to be far from the only link between Far West and western elites. There's every indication that Far West directors have extensive ties to the CIA and are particularly fond of the hawkish neoconservatives and their CIA and Defense Department handlers.
While meeting O'Neill in the 1993-1995 period and reportedly first establishing ties with Fritz Ermarth of the CIA in 1996 429, it wasn't until October 1998, while Surikov was serving in the government of Yeltsin, under prime minister Yevgeny Primakov, that he and Filin set up Far West. 430 Filin became chairman. Ruslan Saidov soon joined them, along with other friends, seemingly all veterans of the GRU.
CIA front firm Diligence, LLC, Dick Cheney's KBR Halliburton and Russian military intelligence firm Far West, with Ruslan Saidov, Vladimir Filin and Anton Surikov pictured. Why did this neocon-leaning network ship cruise missiles to Iran, potentially even a few nuclear warheads, at the very beginning of the Bush administration? Far West has incredible (reported) connections to terrorists: from Chechen terrorist Shamil Basayev to Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden, not to mention the Pakistani ISI and Prince Turki and Adnan Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia. Weren't the latter two linked to the events of 9/11? Yes, they were.
Interestingly, in 2007 JNR, the firm of Jacob and Nat Rothschild, appears to have bought a majority stake in Diligence, LLC. 431 Of course, Jacob Rothschild was also involved in the Yukos affair. Yukos' Mikhail Khodorkovsky was the partner of Kissinger and Rothschild in the Open Russia Foundation and automatically handed over Yukos to Rothschild after his arrest. Both Khodorkovsky and the Rothschilds are part of an international, criminal Zionist network, largely allied with the Zionist-oriented 432 Solntsevskaya mafia (in turn close to "the nebula"), so don't feel too bad for them losing an investment. Rothschild employee and 1001 Club member Robert Hartmann has been involved in the BCCI, BNL and Russian IMF money laundering scandals. The Rothschilds also have curious ties to the Russian Sistema company, linked to Solntsevskaya. 433 In fact, the Rothschild's most important oligarch partner in Russia, Oleg Deripaska 434, who is also backed by the CIA and involved with the CFR 435, is linked to the Russian mafia and is reported to have been present at a 1999 meeting in Israel with Semion Mogilevich 436, a sadistic 437 Zionist mafia chief allied with Solntsevskaya and Uzbek mafia boss Gafur Rakhimov. 438 Zionist oligarch Michael Cherney, also linked to the CIA's James Woolsey and John Deutch 439 and the Russian mafia 440, was also present at the meeting in Israel.
Maybe the fact that Jacob Rothschild was a long-term strategic partner of Fuji Bank with its offices at the impact floors of the South Tower, and from which molten metal was seen flowing in the minutes before the collapse, indeed was less of a coincidence than one might initially assume. A crime always leaves traces.
The company got involved in all the same illegal GRU business. It recent years it has had offices in Moscow, Afghanistan, Colombia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Dubai, Pakistan and other countries. 441 In Afghanistan they ended up at Bagram Air Base, built by Dick Cheney's KBR Halliburton, a founding partner of the firm. 442 Halliburton, ISGP has noticed, shows up everywhere in Eurasia: in the controversial Estonia ferry sinking, which was seemingly also linked to Far West 443; in business associated with controversial Zionist oligarchs as Marc Rich and Frank Timis 444, and as a partner of the Zionist and Solntsevskaya-linked Alfa Group. 445 One of the CIA-associated uncles of the Boston bombers, Ruslan Tsarni, since 1999 worked for Halliburton contractors or under Halliburton executives. 446 KBR was also deeply involved in illegally shipping KH-55 cruise missiles to Iran in the months prior to 9/11. 447 Potentially a handful of nuclear warheads went along with the deal. 448 Fritz Ermarth became a 5% shareholder in Far West 449, which most likely represented KBR's stake.
As for Far West's other connections, sources of varying credibility (but most likely accurate, as much could be confirmed and nothing proven wrong) state that Far West was, or is, partnered with the Chechen government and mafia 450, the Saudis Prince Turki al Faisal and Adnan Khashoggi 451, the Pakistani ISI and the Uzbekistan dictatorship 452, the al Qaeda-financing Al Haramain Foundation 453, jihadist terrorists as Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev 454, ISI and CIA-sanctioned Taliban terrorist Mullah Abdullo 455, Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri 456, the CIA-backed 457, bin Laden-allied Kosovo Liberation Army 458, and Dagestan and Ossetia-based terrorist groups 459.
Relations with the Americans, besides KBR and Fritz Ermarth, have reportedly gone through CIA and State Department elites as Fiona Hill, Robert Kagan, Randy Scheunemann, James Woolsey, William Webster and Robert Gates, with reports that the CIA was keeping an eye on its "investment". 460. It may be yet another coincidence, but all U.S. contacts listed here can be found in ISGP's Superclass Index, with "retired" CIA officer and Russia expert Fiona Hill being the only exception. Her name does show up in more than a few important NGOs, but she's still too much of a rising star to be listed in the index at this point. Far West leadership also maintained at least casual relations with the Mossad, including Shabtai Shavit, head of the Israeli spy agency from 1989 to 1996. 461
Besides KBR Halliburton, William Webster, founder and advisory board chairman of the secretive intelligence firm Diligence, LLC 462, is the most confirmed of these Far West partners 463 - this because we have official documentation implicating Diligence, KBR and Far West in secretly shipping KH-55 cruise missiles to Iran back in 2000 and early 2001, potentially along with a number of nuclear warheads. 464 A quick biography of William Webster from ISGP's article on the OSS Society and the AFIO:
"Director FBI 1978-1987. CIA director 1989-1991. CFR. Consulting partner Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy since 1991. Director "private CIA" firm GlobalOptions with former CIA director James Woolsey, former FBI head William Sessions and General Wesley Clark. Vice-chairman Homeland Security Advisory Council 2002-2006 and chairman since 2006. Involved in various CSIS programs."
Obviously, Diligence is CIA, along with closely allied firm GlobalOptions, which has described itself as a "private CIA". GlobalOptions founder Neil Livingstone and his friend James Woolsey, who could also be found at Booz Allen Hamilton, later created a spin-off of GlobalOptions: the "consultancy" firm ExecutiveAction, LLC, a bizarre reference to the CIA's term for political assassinations. Ties with the Russian mafia-connected oligarchs are all over the place, so Far West would fit in rather neatly with this network. Anton Surikov actually had something to say about "consultancy" companies like these:
"The idea of a CIA with unlimited power is a myth. The CIA is purely a bureaucratic organization. In the 1990s, after the Cold War and after the Aldrich Ames case, there were multiple financial cuts and employee layoffs at the CIA. ... Now the best people do not work for the CIA, but rather in private enterprise and in analytical centers, where they pay more, have better technical equipment and working conditions, and where there are less bureaucratic restrictions." 465
1) Ruslan Saidov encircled. He and his firm have apparently been managing Zawahiri and bin Laden, along with partners as the ISI, the Saudis and the CIA. 2) April 2002: Zawahiri and bin Laden upholding the official 9/11 story. 3) November 2011: Zawahiri surfaces as the follow-up of Osama as head of Al Qaeda. He still has no clue what his Flight 93 hijackers were to attack on 9/11. Isn't it strange that he, nor Osama, have ever given any additional insights on 9/11? Is it really a surprise the U.S. didn't bring Osama back for a lengthy trial? Most likely half of the official story would come crashing down with an open trial.
In contrast to any other partnership the CIA engages in with elements in western or third world countries, there seems to be a degree of equality among the partners, including a degree of hostility and competition even, with Far West having accused just about every partner of crimes it has seemingly been involved in itself. Far West directors, including Surikov, have fingered the Saudis as financiers of terrorism and the Americans of having made 9/11 possible. 466 Back in 1998 they accused oligarch Alisher Usmanov of organized crime ties. 467 (which the oligarch has, like many others) They accused the Americans, the British and the Pakistani Aga Khans (1001 Club) of Afghan heroin trafficking. 468 Anton Surikov accused Dick Cheney, James Woolsey and Fritz Ermarth - all three partners of his Far West firm - of working with Boris Berezovsky, to build up an opposition party to Putin. 469 Incredibly, this was a plot in which Surikov played a key role. 470 On another occasion an associate of Surikov, Boris Kagarlitsky, published a lengthy article in Novaya Gazeta, implicating Surikov in the mock 1999 invasion of Dagestan and the subsequent Russian apartment bombings. 471 Surikov didn't deny the accusations, was "neither thrilled nor disturbed by it", and continued to cooperate with Kagarlitsky. 472 In 1995 Surikov also penned the militant, anti-western "Surikov document" in which he called for (continued) intervention in the Caspian Sea region, including Chechnya and Azerbaijan, in order to prevent western companies from exploiting the oil and gas here. In the same document he accused the oligarchs of looting the country. 473 However, at the same time he's been working with the West... Incredible, isn't it? Ever seen an intelligence agent this slippery?
As for ties to Al Qaeda, one gets the impression that Zawahiri, officially the number two in the organization, became an increasingly important asset to Far West and western elites as controversy around Osama bin Laden grew. According to one source, Ruslan Saidov, a Muslim director of Far West who ran the Caucasus branch of the Saudi-financed, pro-terrorist Al Haramain Foundation, and Zawahiri were conning Osama bin Laden by secretly working with the CIA on certain occasions. 474 Back in the late 1990s, Saidov is said to have helped Zawahiri get out of a Dagestani prison, indicating he is an important intelligence asset. It appears that at some point Zawahiri (and reportedly also Osama) was hidden away in the region of Miramshah, North Waziristan 475, a Taliban stronghold in Pakistan, the same country where Osama bin Laden was found and where most likely former Taliban head Mullah Omar is also hiding. Both bin Laden and Zawahiri have always fully supported the official version of events when it comes to 9/11, at least when on camera. But strangely, even Zawahiri doesn't seem to have a clue whether his Flight 93 hijackers were going to attack the White House or Congress. Isn't that a little strange as the right hand of Osama and a co-plotter in the attacks?
It remains incredible how small the world is at the very top. In the original version of this article, Prince Turki and Adnan Khashoggi were suspected of ties to the 9/11 hijackers and now, completely independent of that, these two men show up as partners in Far West, a Russian company that seems to control Muslim terrorism across Central Asia. In a bit more detail, according to a secretly taped conversation among key Far West directors, even after his resignation as head of Saudi intelligence days before 9/11, Prince Turki was considered the kingdom's "go-to guy" for illegal covert operations involving drug trafficking and secret liaisons with the CIA:
"[Anton Surikov:] This is the problem. The [drug trafficking] arrangement is too complex and can [expletive] fail at some point.
"[Vladimir Filin:] ... this must be negotiated with the [Saudi] sheikhs and it is for them to finalize with the Americans. In terms of guarantees, the [trafficking] scheme is as follows: Ruslan [Saidov]—the Saudis—the Americans—KLA—Salim. And the only one who can really make the decision there is [Prince] Turki. Okay, enough, anyway, nothing else can be done. Anton, make contact with Turki and discuss everything in principle. Anyway, the Tatars won't do anything without an okay from there." 476
For those that have forgotten, there were numerous reasons for suspecting the involvement of Prince Turki and other Saudi government officials in the events of 9/11. Evidence discussed earlier in this article included:
Prince Turki and a local CIA officer meeting a wanted Osama weeks before 9/11 in Dubai, with Prince Turki suddenly resigning from his post on August 31, 2001;
Prince Turki allegedly keeping contact with his old protege, Osama, on various occasions.;
Khashoggi and unidentified Saudi princes cooperating with terrorist flight school owner Wally Hilliard;
Osama's half brother, Yeslam, sending students to this tiny airport;
the wife of of Saudi ambassador Bandar bin Sultan financing Pentagon plane hijackers on the other side of the United States;
Saudi financier Khalid bin Mahfouz, a former BCCI director, running the Al Qaeda sponsoring Muwafaq Foundation / Blessed Relief;
the three Saudi princes (four, actually) who died in late July 2002, after having been identified as patrons of Al Qaeda and related terrorist groups, along with Prince Turki;
Not mentioned earlier, but what most definitely should be added to list is:
that in addition to Mahfouz, Prince Turki, Khashoggi, Abdullah Taha Bakhsh (another old Bush associate) and an unknown brother of bin Laden all decided to finance Osama in May 1996. 477 Seven months earlier the Saudis may have tried to kill Osama, but by that time it appears that Al Qaeda was receiving training and protection from the CIA in the form of Ali Mohamed, a veteran of the Kennedy Special Warfare School. 478
The Saudi government running the Al Qaeda-linked Al Haramain Foundation, which is also linked to Far West, the Russian apartment bombings, Beslan and related terrorist attacks. 479
BCCI financier and Saudi government-linked businessman Esam Ghazzawi, a person who hosted 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta in his Florida home, suddenly fled the United States on August 30, 2001. 480
Adnan Khashoggi apparently getting himself involved with the 2004 Toronto 9/11 Citizen's Inquiry through Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus author John Gray 481, with Gray lying about his long-time association with Khashoggi and the organizers of the (no-plane theories promoting) conference accepting this lie. 482
Adnan Khashoggi possibly having a connection to Alex Jones' Genesis Communications Network (GCN). 483 This last suspicion is not at all certain, however.
Remember how closely-knit the Saudi government, a clan of ruling families, is? Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al ash-Sheikh, chairman of Al Haramain, has held his position as Saudi minister of religion since 1996. King Fahd ruled the country from 1982 until his death in 2005. Prince Turki, a favorite among western elites, was head of Saudi intelligence from 1979 until his sudden resignation on August 31, 2001. After that he was appointed Saudi ambassador to Great Britain and the United States. Bandar bin Sultan, also known as "Bandar Bush", and another Safari Club insider, was ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005. Since 2005 he has been secretary general of Saudi Arabia's National Security Council and in 2012 was also appointed head of Saudi intelligence. His father, crown prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, was Saudi Arabia's minister of defense from 1963 until his death in 2011 - almost half a century.
Doesn't it seem as if the Saudi royal family and its associates finance and largely control international terrorism? The evidence is quite overwhelming. Surprisingly, it's also less controversial than one might think. First off, Surikov threw his Saudi partners under the bus in a November 11, 2001 article of Pravda, the newspaper controlled by Far West:
"The Arab world has nothing to do with it. Whoever is behind the acts of terrorism, the United States use their consequences for setting up a powerful infrastructure of its military presence on the territory of the former Soviet Union. ...
"As far as the current situation is concerned, the Chechen bandit groups exist with the help of the Saudi money; moreover, they are commanded by the Arabs: by Khattab and other citizens of Arab countries. Of course, they execute the orders that they receive from there. Concerning the connection between Saudi Arabia and the US (on the level of special services), I think it is evident. ...
"I do not think that Osama bin Laden is what the world community represents him to be. Speaking about radical Islamic international terrorism (Basayev and Khattab are bright representatives of that), then it is Saudi Arabia and its special services that sponsor it. Bin Laden is a figure that has been deliberately created, a half-mythical person to take the public attention away from the real organizers of the radical Islamic terrorism." 484
Surikov's exposés of his own business partners is truly one of a kind, but in case of the Saudis, the Americans seem to be doing a decent job of their own. A year after 9/11 the CFR's Task Force on Terrorist Financing concluded:
"For years, individuals and charities based in Saudi Arabia have been the most important source of funds for al-Qaeda. And for years, Saudi officials have turned a blind eye to this problem." 485
As for the task force, interestingly, it was chaired by Maurice Greenberg, suspected in this article of deep involvement in the operation to bring down the World Trade Center towers. Together with Kissinger he controlled all north tower impact floors and, through Kroll, was closely linked to the WTC's security system. Not mentioned in this article is that Greenberg was a business partner of Adnan Khashoggi in the Urals 486, as well as the fact that he was a good friend of vice president Dick Cheney, a person who should be intimately familiar with the operations of Far West. In February 2002 Greenberg and Cheney prominently launched the CFR's Center for Geoeconomic Studies, with the express purpose to "create the next generation foreign policy expert, one who is literate and policy-capable in economics and foreign policy, in economics and national security, and in economics and other aspects of international affairs." 487
Wally Hilliard (1), owner of the flight school where 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi were trained. Hilliard, a friend of Clinton, was a major cocaine importer from South America and a reported business partner of Adnan Khashoggi (2), who was part of the Saudi group that ran the hijackers. Billionaire arms dealer Khashoggi, accused of South American drug trafficking, was a shareholder and partner in Far West, Ltd. of GRU agent Anton Surikov (3), the alleged runner of Chechen terrorist Shamil Basayev, said to have plotted the 1999 Russian Apartment Bombings, the 2004 Beslan Massacre and other terrorist attacks. Far West is/was deeply tied to Afghan heroin trafficking with partner firm KBR Halliburton and the Zionist-Russian Alfa Group (its head, Mikhail Fridman, has been invited to the CFR's Global Advisory Panel). Far West has many other high level ties to terrorists.
If the Cheney-Greenberg relationship isn't an impressive enough alliance of having made the World Trade Center operation possible, a regular member of this CFR task force was the CIA's David Cohen 488, suspected in this article of having overseen the operation to bring down the World Trade Center towers. So, peculiarly, he too played a role in identifying the Saudi link to the hijackers. Another task force member was William Webster, whom we have just discussed as a partner of Far West through Diligence, LLC, which made Webster a partner of the Saudi 9/11 suspects, Prince Turki and Adnan Khashoggi. Incredible, isn't it? We keep going round and round. Not mentioned yet is that Joe Allbaugh, head of FEMA at the time of 9/11, became a co-chair of Diligence some time after 9/11. FEMA was primarily responsible for prematurely shipping off all the WTC steel to the Far East. Diligence has many other establishment ties, which are too extensive to discuss here.
Another person who openly suspects Saudi Arabia of involvement in 9/11 is former Florida governor and senator Bob Graham. In 2012 the New York Times quoted him as saying:
"I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia." 489
He was supported in his statement by Bob Kerrey, a former governor and senator of Nebraska:
"Significant questions remain unanswered... Evidence relating to the plausible involvement of possible Saudi government agents in the September 11th attacks has never been fully pursued." 490
Kerrey, as a Navy Seal in Vietnam, has been accused of ordering the killing of women and children in the village of Thanh Phong. According to Senator John DeCamp in his book about the Franklin affair, Kerrey was a financial swindler during his period as a Nebraska politician, controlled by Warren Buffett and various other businessmen. At the national level he is not particularly tied to the establishment, but in 2012 he did join the board of the New York Leadership for Accountable Government (NY-LEAD). David Rockefeller, George Soros' son, Jonathan, and several other establishment individuals can be found here.
Prince Turki al Faisal and Dick Cheney, two old Far West partners, at a party in 2011.
As for Bob Graham, he was co-chair of the 9/11 Joint Intelligence Inquiry, along with his good friend Porter Goss, suspected earlier in this article of ties to the tiny airport where 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta was trained. This airport was owned by men seemingly linked to the Saudi establishment. Both Graham and Goss infamously had breakfast with Pakistani ISI head General Mahmoud Ahmed, who, according to Indian intelligence, wired $100,000 to 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta. As reported, the ISI is close to Far West, which in turn cooperates with the Saudis, Dick Cheney's Halliburton and the CIA. And again we go in circles.
What could be the reason behind dropping hints of Saudi involvement? The motive seems to be a combination of containment and exerting pressure. Whatever the reasons, it's a virtual certainty at this point that Saudi Arabia has played a much bigger role in the 9/11 attack than the Taliban in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
Speaking of Afghanistan, there are reports that Osama bin Laden was seen as a liability by the Taliban, much like the Saudis and Sudan had come to see the terrorist leader in earlier years. Soon after Osama's arrival, sanctions began to cripple Afghanistan's economy and with each new terror attack, there was the danger of U.S. retaliations, possibly even an invasion. It made little sense to keep Osama around. So by 2000, according to various reports, the Taliban was looking for ways to have Osama extradited. 491 These reports differ, however, on the exact details of the negotiations. Some say the Taliban was stalling. Others claim it was the United States at the presidential level that for almost two years refused to give permission for an extradition, or even a targeted killing. According to Kabir Mohabbat, the top intermediary in negotiations between the Taliban and the U.S. government:
"They [the Taliban] made an offer to me that if the US didn't have fuel for the Cruise missiles to attack Osama in Daronta, where he was under house arrest, they would pay for it." 492
It must be said that Mohabbat's story was published by Alexander Cockburn and Counterpunch. Much like Oliver Stone, ISGP considers Cockburn an important intelligence asset, who may have had a reason to skew the information in order to attack the Bush administration.
It's true, for example, that the Taliban refused to hand over Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, instead demanding to see evidence. This is a peculiar position, as it is clear the United States was going to wipe the Taliban off the map. Why fight a battle over an insignificant issue that one can't win? It was clear at this point that Osama had been involved in previous attacks on U.S. targets, so there really was no reason to not give him up. And reportedly the Taliban didn't want to have bin Laden around in the first place.
It's speculation, but possibly Pakistan, and ISI head General Mahmud Ahmed in particular, was used to keep Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan until the invasion started, subsequently spiriting away some of the key individuals. One of the most important facts about the Taliban is that the movement was built up by the Pakistani ISI to take control of Afghanistan. There's evidence that even today the ISI uses the Taliban as their tool to oppose the government of Hamid Karzai. 493 In addition, there's a lot of evidence that the ISI has been hiding Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Taliban leader Mullah Omar; has worked with the Americans in building up the Mujahideen, is backing terrorism in India, and even played a role in financing the 9/11 hijackers. Pakistan always opposed military action against the Taliban, but were forced to cooperate immediately in the aftermath of 9/11 under threat that they would be bombed "back to the stone age". 494 Again, it's speculation, but quite possibly it was the ISI, on U.S. instructions, that ordered Mullah Omar to stall the negotiations over bin Laden, subsequently spiriting both out of the country. With the Pakistani ISI leadership having been named as associates of Far West 495, like the Saudis, equally linked to terrorism and 9/11, nothing seems impossible.
But even under threat of annihilation, Pakistan never seems to have been a trusted ally. A week after 9/11, a Pakistani diplomat made the claim that he had already been informed in July 2001 that Russia and the United States were going to attack Afghanistan before October, kill Osama bin Laden and overthrow the Taliban. 496 The reason for this campaign aren't hard to see, not when one looks at oil transport routes from the Caspian Sea. Having the Taliban harbor anti-American Islamic terrorists just wasn't going to work.
Pakistan is in the same situation as Saudi Arabia: despite a large amount of evidence that important government elements are key controllers of terrorist groups, nothing is done against them. Curiously, both countries were primary allies of the United States in the fight against the Russians by training and arming the Mujahideen, which later became the Taliban. The Far West link among them is equally curious. It really does seem that the CIA-Saudi Safari Club network, Far West and the ISI is at the core of controlling international terrorist groups.
Ultimately, the impression one gets is that hiding terrorists is of far less importance than oil interests and possibly the threat of nuclear weapons, primarily when it comes to threatening Israel. This only makes sense, as a group of terrorists, in reality, poses little threat to the United States and would only aid in bolstering the national security system. Certainly the late Georgi Arbatov, Russia's number one think tank elitist and a close associate of Henry Kissinger, got it right when he explained:
"One problem is that we have to live without an enemy. For the military it is an impossible situation, a tragedy. ... During the Cold War America had an enemy, we had an enemy. We mobilized all intellectual and material resources. When the enemy was away, we relaxed. About my country, I must tell you for sure, we have to activate intellectual resources. They were more mobilized during the Cold War than they are now." 497
Without knowing exactly what game is being played, the basic conclusion seems to be that the CIA's old Safari Club network-Saudi intelligence-Far West-ISI network should be investigated a lot more than it has been up until this point. Most likely it will be this network that can shed light on how international terrorism is being manipulated to suit the needs of not just the United States, but also Russia. And as we will see in the next section, it appears Turkey is also used to manipulate jihadist networks to use against the Russians.
For the most part the names in this list have already been discussed in this article. The biographies of the neocons in the Bush administration are the exception. These biographies should make it clear that there is hardly such thing as a "neocon establishment". Every single neocon has been groomed by the liberal or the conservative/defense establishment, the latter being run by CIA men as Richard Helms, Ted Shackley, George H. W. Bush, Frank Carlucci, James Woolsey and others. These same persons, however, apart from Israel, are close associates of leading personalities in the liberal establishment: Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, George Shultz, etc. Also notice what a coincidence it is that there is such an extreme overlap between ISGP's 9/11 suspects and its independently created Superclass Index.
Important: the Superclass Index is updated regularly, so small deviations from the positions listed below are more than likely!
David Rockefeller: Number 6 in ISGP's Superclass Index. No direct ties, but close friend of Shultz, Brzezinski, Kissinger, Peterson, Greenberg, Wolfensohn, Jacob Rothschild and through his role in Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission and Le Cercle, would have known virtually every other persons in this list.
George Shultz: Number 3 in ISGP's Superclass Index. Bechtel and Rockefeller representative since the mid 1970s. On 9/11: director of Bechtel and chairman of the international council of JPMorgan Chase, along with David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger (and soon with Riley Bechtel). Helped put together the Bush 43 administration with his protege Condoleezza Rice and various leading neocons. Highly interested in an Iraq invasion in order to receive government rebuilding contracts for Bechtel.
Zbigniew Brzezinski: Number 5 in ISGP's Superclass Index. Early CIA background. Both top level liberal and neocon ties. Trilateral Commission founder for David Rockefeller, a small, elite group visited by many persons in this list. Trustee of CSIS since the 1980s, along with Maurice Greenberg, James Woolsey, Henry Kissinger, Paul Volcker, Edmond de Rothschild, Richard Mellon Scaife and others. In the 1990s on the board of the historically CIA-linked H. Smith Richardson Foundation, together with Donald Rumsfeld, James Woolsey and Samuel Huntington, who wrote the 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Himself also a famous geopolitical strategist who in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard recognized that "imperial mobilization" in order to remain an influential player in Eurasia may only be realized in case "a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat" emerges. Shared other boards in the 1990s with men as Huntington, Perle and Cheney. His daughter Mika Brzezinski witnessed the collapse of the South Tower from anywhere between 300 and 500 meters away from behind Building 7. She was coordinating her CBS ground crews for interviews. CBS has historically been in the pocket of Pilgrims Society members cooperating with the CIA - and Brzezinski was part of this clique since at least the early 1960s. Until 2010 on the advisory council of Partnership for a Secure America, together with the leading 9/11 Commission members. His son Mark was a director of Partnership for a Secure America until November 2011. Invited to Le Cercle and widely respected also among conservatives.
Henry Kissinger: Number 1 in ISGP's Superclass Index. By far the most connected "internationalist" alive, together with David Rockefeller, but more focused on the national security aspects. Chairman of AIG's advisory board from 1987 until many years beyond 9/11. AIG, with its top level CIA ties, had access to the WTC complex through Kroll. In the mean time, partner firm the Blackstone Group held the debt on Building 7. Blackstone, AIG and Kissinger Associates have been closely allied since the 1980s. Appointed initial chairman of the 9/11 Commission in November 2011, but forced to resign over the controversy that ensued.
Peter Peterson: Shared 18th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Co-founder and chairman of the Blackstone Group, which leased Building 7 to Larry Silverstein and, along with AIG, tried to get complete control of Kroll in the years prior to 9/11. Blackstone, AIG and Kissinger Associates were closely allied firms since the 1980s. His Peterson Institute of International Economics has gathered the elite of the elite. Past and present directors have included George Shultz, Paul Volcker, Maurice Greenberg, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Jacob Wallenberg, Alan Greenspan and David Rockefeller. Curiously, Joseph E. Stiglitz sits on the advisory committee. Stiglitz cooperated with Greg Palast in exposing the fraudulent policies of the IMF and the World Bank towards third world countries. Palast has also exposed electoral fraud during the Bush years. At the same time he has referred to the idea of bombs having been used to take down the towers as "nutball", despite claiming he actually investigated reports of this.
Maurice Greenberg: Number 9 in ISGP's Superclass Index. Chairman and CEO of AIG from 1968 to 2005, appointed as the protege of high level OSS veteran Cornelius Vander Starr. Henry Kissinger was chairman of the advisory board since 1987. Trustee of CSIS since the 1980s, along with Kissinger, Brzezinski and Woolsey. AIG owned the third largest stake in Kroll, the overall security consultant of the World Trade Center complex in the years leading up to 9/11, and supported Blackstone in trying to buy up the firm completely. Greenberg has had top-level CIA ties for much of his life, including to OSS veteran and CIA director William Casey. At one point he was considered as a deputy of Casey. Named as a candidate for the position of CIA director in 1995, a post ultimately accepted by John Deutch. Kroll had similar international intelligence ties as AIG. His son Jeffrey headed the company that leased all floors of the North Tower impact zone - and after 9/11 actually bought Kroll.
Frank Wisner II: Shared 56th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Vice chairman of external affairs of AIG 1997-2006. Trustee Rockefeller Brothers Fund. His father used to be Allen Dulles' somewhat controversial CIA deputy director of plans (a position known as deputy director of operations since 1973). Richard Helms served under him in this position. Wisner II was an important State Department official until 1997. Also joined Partnership for a Secure America with four members of the 9/11 Commission, including the chairman and vice chairman. Important: Wisner NEVER was a director of Kroll, as has often been claimed on the internet.
David Cohen: Protege of William Casey and Robert Gates in the 1980s. Helped these men cover up CIA links to an assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II. CIA associate deputy director for intelligence until 1995. CIA deputy director of operations 1995-1997 after a surprise appointment by John Deutch. CIA station chief of New York City 1997-2000, with his office most likely at WTC 7. Briefly vice president of AIG Global Trade & Political Risk Insurance Company from November 2000 to January 2002 at the latest. In the risk assessment department it's likely he would have cooperated closely with Kroll people. Chief of New York Police Department's newly-created intelligence unit from January 2002 to beyond 2012. Still runs spy operations throughout New York in that capacity.
John Deutch: Shared 35th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. CIA director 1995-1997, where he followed up James Woolsey. He is the one who appointed David Cohen as his CIA deputy chief of operations. From the 1970s until beyond 9/11 Deutch has been a life trustee of the Rockefeller-funded Urban Institute, together with Warren Buffett, Catharine Graham of the Washington Post, Vernon Jordan (Bill Clinton advisor) and later with Elliot Richardson, Cyrus Vance and others. Deutch is a major ally of the globalist elite. He has been a member of the Trilateral Commission and a trustee of the Gorbachev Foundation. Since the late 1990s he has been a trustee of the Forum for International Policy, together with Brent Scowcroft (Bush 41 national security advisor; Kissinger Associates), Lawrence Eagleburger (Bush 41 secretary of state; Kissinger Associates), Robert Gates and two future secretaries of state of the Bush 43 administration, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. With Robert Gates, his friend Joseph Nye and two future 9/11 Commission members involved in the 1997-1998 Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group. He and especially Nye knew Joseph Kasputys, tenant of the South Tower impact and collapse floors. With James Woolsey he was a director of the bizarre pro-Zionist spook outfit Intelligence Summit until its primary financier was linked to the Russian mob. Director Raytheon from 1998 to beyond 2012. In 2009 he formally asked Obama to end the Justice Department probe into harsh CIA interrogation techniques, along with other former CIA directors Hayden, Schlesinger, Webster, Woolsey, Tenet and Goss.
Jules Kroll: Used to be a member of Cornell's Quill and Dagger Society, together with Paul Wolfowitz, Sandy Berger (Clinton's national security advisor; Partnership for a Secure America), Thomas Jones (Northrop; 1001 Club) and the Coors family. Founder Kroll, Inc. in 1972, a company once linked to illegal terrorist operations in South Africa. Kroll was the primary World Trade Center security consultant and partially owned by AIG, a firm with very strong OSS and CIA ties. Judging from a 2009 meeting at the Economic Club, Jules Kroll and Peter Peterson of Blackstone appear to be quite chummy with FBI director Robert Mueller, who was appointed the week before 9/11 happened.
Brian Michael Jenkins: Served in the special forces. Recognized as a foremost expert on terrorism. Deputy chairman Kroll 1989-199. Member of Bill Clinton's 1997 Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, together with FBI director Louis Freeh and several men suspected of involvement in the WTC operation and cover-up: General James Abrahamson, Raymond W. Kelly and John Deutch. Advisor to the 2000 National Commission on Terrorism, headed by Paul Bremer, suspected by some of involvement in the WTC operation. Senior advisor to the president of the RAND Corporation, which is linked to Frank Carlucci, also suspected of involvement in 9/11.
Jeffrey Greenberg: Son of Maurice Greenberg (9th place in ISGP's Superclass Index), whose firm took over Kroll in 2004. Greenberg's company Marsh and McLennan leased all floors of North Tower where Flight 11 crashed into. In 2004 Marsh and McLennan bought Kroll.
Paul Bremer: Shared 147th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Worked as a counter-terrorism expert for Marsh and McLennan since November 2000. At one point an advisory board member of the Trilateral Commission company Komatsu Ltd., which in 1996 patented a quiet thermite demolition device. Managing director Kissinger Associates 1989-2000. State Department protege of Henry Kissinger who had once helped George Shultz get settled as secretary of state. Also served as an assistant to Alexander Haig. Interviewed on tv several hours after the attack, discussing Osama bin Laden's likely involvement. Co-chairman of the Heritage Foundation's Homeland Security Task Force soon after 9/11. Head of the provisional government in Iraq 2003-2004. At RAND's Center for Middle East Public Policy, ran by the CIA's Frank Carlucci.
Joseph Kasputys: Tenant of the South Tower's impact and collapse floors (77 and 78). Worked with Kissinger, Nelson Rockefeller, Brent Scowcroft and Dick Cheney at the White House in the 1970s. Knew Carlucci, Peter Peterson, John Diebold and George Shultz for years before and after 9/11. Worked with Paul Volcker and Suzanne Woolsey at the Council for Excellence in Government since at least the early 1990s. May also have met George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton through his work for the council. In general very close to the Trilateral Commission leadership without actually being a member.
James Wolfensohn: Undisputed number 1 place in ISGP's Superclass Index for Australia and would take about the 50th place in the overall list. Major globalist. Close friend of David Rockefeller, Kissinger, etc. Good friend of Fuji Bank leadership, a company he had been in a strategic partnership with through Fuji-Wolfensohn International since at least the early 1990s. Fuji Bank had its offices on floors 79 to 82 of the South Tower, right where Flight 175 impacted the building. Molten metal (probably steel) was seen flowing from the offices of Fuji Bank. Question is, who brought it up there? And why there? Was it sanctioned by Fuji Bank leadership and its strategic partners? That's a legitimate question. Pre-collapse "pressure pulses" were also observed coming from Fuji Bank offices, as well as from the floors owned by Joseph Kasputys.
Toru Hashimoto: President and CEO of Fuji Bank from 1991 to 1996, after which he assumed the chairmanship. Retired soon after 9/11. Member Trilateral Commission.
Toru Kusukawa: Deputy president of Fuji Bank from 1981 to 1991 and the bank's international representative. He then became chairman of the Fuji Research Institute Corporation, which was located in the South Tower. Continued to serve on the advisory board of the Fuji Bank. Kusukawa is known to have attended the annual meetings of the Trilateral Commission in 1998 and 2001, while also having been a member of the commission's Pacific Asian Group, along with Hashimoto and two Komatsu executives mentioned earlier.
Jacob Rothschild: family is ranked at 4th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Since 1993 a partner of the Fuji Bank through J. Rothschild, Wolfensohn & Co., with its offices at the South Tower and from which molten metal was seen flowing. Close friend of Henry Kissinger and Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Invited Senator McCain, who wrote the foreword of the book Debunking 9/11 Myths of two Popular Mechanics editors, to his London home in 2008. Known to be a great donor to Israel and to have met with prime ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres. His company RIT Capital Partners, through a subsidiary and a family member, is a partner in the Monument Capital Group in Washington, D.C., where Frank Carlucci, James Baker and Thomas McLarty, III (Kissinger McLarty) serve on the advisory board. JNR
Vernon Jordan, Jr.: Shared 37th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. The Rockefeller Foundation man who could be found at the Urban Institute for many decades with Warren Buffett, John Deutch, Elliot Richardson, Cyrus Vance and others. Decades-long Bilderberg participant. Visited the Sun Valley meetings. Very good friend and advisor to President Bill Clinton, who was in frequent contact with Wally Hilliard, the owner of the flight school that trained the 9/11 hijackers who flew into the World Trade Center. In the late 1990s Jordan sat on the initial board of FirstMark Communications, together with founder Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Evelyn de Rothschild and Henry Kissinger. Jordan was also the Rothschild's representative to the Fuji Bank, with its offices at the South Tower and from which molten metal was seen flowing - indicating thermate. Became managing director of Lazard Freres in 2000. Member Iraq Study Group in 2006, so continued to be highly politically connected despite not having held any official government office.
Bill Clinton: Shared 23th place in ISGP's Superclass Index, probably in a theoretical top 200. Very charming, but apparently also a very ruthless individual. As governor of Arkansas 1979-1981 and 1983-1992, deeply linked to the state's CIA drug trade and a truly amazing amount of murders. As just said, in frequent contact with Wally Hilliard, apparent drug trafficker and owner of the flight school that trained various 9/11 hijackers. Close friend of the Rockefellers, Rothschilds and also of Vernon A. Jordan, Jr. Jordan, of course, was the Rothschild's representative at Fuji Bank, the firm occupying the four floors above the two of Kasputys - and from which molten metal was seen flowing. Honorary co-chairman Council for Excellence in Government after his retirement as president. Joseph Kasputys, owner of the firm that occupied two floors of the South Tower's impact zone, could be found at this council. Rockefeller friends John Whitehead and soon George Shultz were other trustees, as was Suzanne Woolsey.
Wally Hilliard: Wealthy businessman. Mormon bishop. According to a witness Daniel Hopsicker interviewed, "Wally knew Clinton well ... Clinton called Wally a couple of times when I was there." Apparently the same witness told Hopsicker that Hilliard kept a picture taken of him and Clinton prominently displayed at his home. Financial backer of Rudi Dekkers' Huffman Aviation. Bought a fleet of three dozen Lear Jets. In July of 2000, the same month Mohammed Atta came to this flight school, one of Hilliard's Lear jets was caught with 43 pounds (20 kilograms) of heroin on board. Another associate of Hilliard was Dietrich Reinhardt, whose name also appeared in the Iran Contra files and who was involved with a mysterious firm called CZX Productions. It's possible that Yeslam bin Laden played a role in bringing the 9/11 hijackers to Hilliard's school. According to Hopsicker, one aviation executive familiar with Huffman Aviation's many unauthorized and unsupervised flights said: "They were ferrying Saudi princes all over the U.S. ... the government has no idea where those planes went, or even who was on board. Whoever they were flying for didn’t want anyone to know." Reported business partner of Adnan Khashoggi, who in turn was close to the British establishment, the CIA and Kamal Adham of Saudi intelligence. A photo of Hilliard exists with Guillermo Garcia Frias, a Cuban revolutionary commander close to Castro, and Hilliard was said to be often in Havana. This may or may not be connected to the efforts of the Americans For Humanitarian Trade With Cuba at the time, headed by 9/11-linked individuals as David Rockefeller, Paul Volcker, John Whitehead and CIA men Frank Carlucci and James Schlesinger, as well as Oliver Stone. According to Hopsicker, one associate of Hilliard said: "Wally was manipulated by somebody with a lot of power. He was blackmailed. Rudi was the one person who knew what was going in." Possibly some of the Saudis were also blackmailed.
Warren Buffet: Shared 100th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Primarily linked to 9/11 through the invitation he extended to Fiduciary Trust chairman and CEO Anne Tatlock to attend his annual Golf tournament in Omaha, Nebraska. As Tatlock's offices were above the impact floors of the South Tower and many of her employees died, this invitation may well have saved her life. The morning of 9/11, Buffett and his entourage were having a breakfast meeting at Offutt Air Force Base, where a major (nuclear) war game, Global Guardian, had just begun - involving Kissinger protege Brent Scowcroft (number 8 ISGP's Superclass Index) as a civilian observer in one of the AWACS. George Bush arrived at Offutt in the afternoon of 9/11, but most likely Buffett was already gone by then. Buffett has been a decades long trustee of the Urban Institute with John Deutch and Vernon Jordan, both with important links to 9/11, and is equally close to the Rockefeller and Rothschild circle, also with important 9/11 links. Equally important is the fact that Buffett, along with close friend Harold Anderson (named as a sadistic child abuser), is closely tied to the 1988 Franklin child abuse affair through their close association with Larry King - who was reported to have had free access to Offutt Air Force Base and all the sordid child experimentation that took place here. Coincidentally, James Woolsey, the husband of Suzanne, whom had known Buffett from years before, had a position at Offutt in 1987-1988 and was already working for the CIA. Both Woolsey and Suzanne are also part of the small elite circle with close ties to the events on 9/11.
Senator John McCain: 34th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. From a family with a history in the Pilgrims Society, the World Anti-Communist League and American Security Council (the latter two basically CIA fronts). Wrote the foreword of the 2006 book Debunking 9/11 Myths, written by two editors of Popular Mechanics, a magazine published by the Hearst Corporation whose head has an American Security Council history. Along with Joe Lieberman invited to Jacob Rothschild's English home in March 2008. In the same period his national presidential campaign was chaired by Henry Kissinger, Peter Peterson (Blackstone), John C. Whitehead and, in New York, by Lewis Eisenberg of the New York Port Authority. james Woolsey was an advisor to his campaign. Lynn Forester de Rothschild also backed his presidential campaign. These connections immediately explain why McCain has warned against the dangers of global warming, usually not something conservatives want to hear. On the advisory board of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, together with Frank Carlucci. General Carl Stiner has been the long time chairman of the foundation. Update: IRI chairmanship is extremely significant.
Lewis Eisenberg: Chairman of the Port Authority, the owner of the World Trade Center complex, from 1995 to December 2001. Had been appointed head of the Port Authority by two (future) board members of the American Security Council Foundation, right when Henry Kissinger could be found here also. The governor of New Jersey who had initially picked him, Christine Whitman, was married into a generational Pilgrims Society family. The other, the governor of New York, George Pataki, was a friend of Eisenberg, as well as Larry Silverstein by the time 9/11 happened. She herself claimed to have been pressured by Bush and Cheney. Eisenberg became co-chairman of McCain's New York presidential campaign, with Henry Kissinger, Peter Peterson and John Whitehead being involved in the national campaign. Update: IRI link is extremly significant, as is his directorship of AIPAC from 1998 to 2003. His political patron, Christine Whitman, had extensive ties to the Zionist International through the Peres Center.
Larry Silverstein: Leased the entire World Trade Center complex from the Port Authority in the months before 9/11. Personal friend of Israeli prime ministers Ariel Sharon, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. Closely involved in B'nai B'rith, the UJA Federation and other Zionist causes.
Frank Lowy: Among the more connected elites in the international Zionist movement, as ISGP's Superclass Index demonstrates. In the overall index he would probably rank around a 300th place. Silverstein's junior partner in the WTC deal who leased the underground shopping mall. Zionist billionaire from Australia. Good friend of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Both Lowy and Murdoch are patrons of the American-Australian Association, together with James Wolfensohn (of Fuji Bank, of the South Tower impact floors from which molten metal was seen flowing) and until recently Maurice Greenberg (of AIG, linked to WTC security and the North Tower impact floors). David Rockefeller has been involved in the association as well. In 2006 he was the founding chairman of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. Update: in 2003 he founded the Lowy Institute in Australia. Martin Indyk, also of the INSS, was among the founding directors, as was Robert J. O'Neill, who may have known Far West directors Anton Surikov and Audrius Butkevicius. On the international advisory council could be found: Rita Hauser, Rupert Murdoch, James Wolfensohn and Francois Heisbourg.
Benjamin Netanyahu: Among the more connected elites in the international Zionist movement, as ISGP's Superclass Index demonstrates. In the overall index he would probably rank around a 250th place. Israeli prime minister 1996-1999 and again since 2009. Known to be a friend of Richard Perle and Larry Silverstein. On September 12, 2001 Netanyahu stated the obvious, that the attacks were good for Israeli-American relations. He was among those visited by Senator John McCain (of Debunking 9/11 Myths) and Senator Joe Lieberman on their March 2008 trip to Iraq, Israel, France and finally to the Rothschilds in England. Lieberman is an advisory board member of the Israel Democracy Institute, together with George Shultz, Henry Kissinger and James Wolfensohn. Another board member is Martin Indyk, who can also be found on the board of Lowy's Institute for National Security Studies.
Ariel Sharon: Israeli prime minister March 2001-April 2006. Called up his friend Larry Silverstein in the aftermath of 9/11 and after that, several more times. Perle has claimed to have never personally met with Sharon, in contrast to Netanyahu.
Ehud Barak: Prime minister of Israel 1999-March 2001. Had once been offered the job of Silverstein's representative in Israel. Also called up Larry Silverstein in the aftermath of 9/11. Visited by McCain and Lieberman in July 2010.
Richard Perle: 17th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Roommate of Edward Luttwak (ASC; CSIS; SOPAG; WINEP) at the London School of Economics. Recruited by Albert Wohlstetter and send to Senator Henry Jackson (ASC). Staff member Senator Henry M. Jackson U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee 1969-1980. Slandered by Nelson Rockefeller during the 1976 presidential campaign in which Carter and Jackson were candidates. Assistant secretary for international security policy Department of Defense 1981-1987 (Fred Ikle was his boss, and Frank Carlucci the boss of both of them). Visitor of Bilderberg in 1983 and 1985. Member advisory committee Defense Policy Board 1987-2004. Member Committee on the Present Danger. Suspected of giving sensitive info to the Israelis. Co-founder Madison Group, which tried to infiltrate the State Department. Pentagon liaison to Le Cercle in the 1980s, along with the CIA's Ted Shackley, Fred Ikle and General Richard Stilwell. Director Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (with Woolsey, Cheney, Feith, etc.). Advisory board Center for Security Policy (with Woolsey, Feith, etc.). Head of the CPS spin-off Committee for Peace and Security in the Gulf in 1990.
1990s: Continued on the advisory committee of the Defense Policy Board. Since about 1992 a member of the editorial board of The National Interest, with Henry Kissinger, Conrad Black, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel Huntington. The magazine was funded by Hollinger, Inc. Director of Hollinger since 1994, co-chairman and director Hollinger Digital, and a very close friend of Hollinger owner Conrad Black (1001 Club). Once went to visit Netanyahu, whom Perle considers "an old friend", with Black. He never personally met Sharon, however. Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and the absolute elite served on the boards of Hollinger. Director Jerusalem Post, owned by Hollinger. Chairman of the Defense Policy Board (with Kissinger). Co-founder PNAC in 1998. First visit again to Bilderberg in May 2001 in the capacity of resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute and a Hollinger representative (went with Black). Chairman Defense Policy Board July 2001-2003. Kissinger, General Jack Sheehan of Bechtel, Fred Ikle, James Schlesinger and James Woolsey were all serving on the board on 9/11. Members were advising Douglas Feith and indirectly Donald Rumsfeld four times a year at this point. Details of the meetings are classified.
Post 9/11: Co-founder Trireme Partners in November 2001, with Conrad Black and Kissinger on the advisory board. On the advisory council of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq 2002-2003, together with James Woolsey and two PNAC founders, and under the chairmanship of George Shultz. Annual visitor of Bilderberg 2001-2005, where he pushed for war with Iraq and later Iran, in opposition to the majority of Bilderbergers (today on the steering committee). Advisory committee American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus, together with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Frank Gaffney, Alexander Haig, William Kristol, Robert McFarlane, Richard Pipes, Michael Ledeen, Caspar Weinberger and James Woolsey. Member Benador Associates, together with Lord Lamont, James Woolsey. Visitor Trilateral Commission in 2008. Anno September 2012: advisory board member of the Foundation for Defence of Democracies (founded in 2001), where James Woolsey is chairman of the leadership council. On the board of the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, together with Brent Scowcroft, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger and James Baker.
James Woolsey: Number 2 in ISGP's Superclass Index, right behind Henry Kissinger. The most connected neocon of all, much more so than even Richard Perle. CIA director from 1993 to 1995 and appears to have been CIA since his days at Yale. Major Pentagon ties since the early 1970s, especially to the Navy. Also linked to the absolute core of the liberal elite since the late 1980s through CSIS and other groups. Through Crescent Investment Management, of which he was vice chairman even before 9/11, in contact with Pakistanis close to the ISI and the Osama bin Laden network. James Abrahamson of Crescent was also on the board of Securacom, a WTC security contractor. Woolsey has numerous ties to all the shady parts of the conspiracy community.
Mansoor Ijaz: Co-founder of Crescent Investment with Cercle participant General James A. Abrahamson. Among his contacts over the years were Husain Haqqani, President Asif Ali Zardari, ISI Director General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and Ehsan ul Haq (the ISI chief who replaced Mahmud Ahmed in October 2001). He brought James Woolsey, a vice chairman of Crescent at the time of 9/11, in contact with these elements. Ijaz was involved in the controversial negotiations with the Sudanese government to have bin Laden either extradited to the U.S. or exiled to another country.
James Abrahamson: Co-founder of Crescent Investment with Mansoor Ijaz and director of security firm Stratesec/Securacom in the years leading up to 9/11, which had contracts at the World Trade Center and counted Marvin Bush among the directors.
Porter Goss: Career CIA officer. Has always been very secretive about his CIA career from 1960 to 1971. Acknowledged to have worked at JM/WAVE for three months in 1963 and claimed to have known Shackley, despite being a very low level officer at the time. Certainly knew Shackley in the years prior to 9/11, as he was a member of the AFIO and both lived in Florida. Goss had been forced into retirement from the CIA due to a severe sickness and was a congressman from Florida from 1989 to 2004. The work of Daniel Hopsicker has linked Goss to CIA drug trafficking, once a favorite side project of Shackley. Goss is said to have been a regular at the Venice Airport in Florida in the 1990s when drug trafficking operations were ran from there. It was here, several years later, that Mohammed Atta and other pilots received flight training from two questionable Dutch flight school owners. Evidence of continued drug trafficking was all over the place, not the least when a Lear Jet of one of the flight schools was confiscated with 43 pounds (20 kg) of heroin on board in July 2000. Goss visited Pakistan on August 28, 29 and 30, together with Senator Bob Graham and Senator Jon Kyl. They met with President Musharraf and other leaders to get an impression whether or not it would be a good idea to relieve U.S. sanctions on Pakistan over its nuclear weapons program. In early September ISI General Mahmud Ahmed came to Washington, D.C. for further discussions and on the morning of 9/11 was actually having breakfast with Goss and Graham. What makes this a little bizarre is that Ahmed is said to have wired $100,000 to the 9/11 hijackers a few weeks before the event. Just as bizarre, considering this connection, in February 2002 both Goss and Graham were appointed to head the 9/11 Joint Intelligence Inquiry, after months of opposition to such an inquiry, including from Goss and Graham. Needless to say that they were very mild on the intelligence community. Goss was Bush's CIA director in 2004 and 2005.
Senator Bob Graham: Board member of the National Endowment for Democracy at the time 9/11 happened. With Goss and Kyl he spoke extensively to General Mahmud Ahmed two weeks before 9/11. For some reason Ahmed was fingered by the FBI as a financier of Mohammed Atta. Graham suspects Saudi involvement in 9/11.
Senator Jon Kyl: Shared 109th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Board member of the National Endowment for Democracy. With Goss and Graham he went to Pakistan. Co-chairman of the Center for Security with James Woolsey in the years after 9/11.
Thomas Kean: Shared 109th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. In the years before 9/11 Kean could be found on the boards of the CIA/State Department-linked National Endowment for Democracy and the American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus (Chechnya). On both boards he served with Zbigniew Brzezinski and especially the ACPC was loaded with neoconservative hawks. Himself a member of the liberal establishment. Chairman Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Lee Hamilton: 16th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. The most influential member of congress in recent times. At the time of 9/11 he was board member of the National Endowment for Democracy, together with Frank Carlucci.
General Mahmud Ahmed: Head of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI from 1999 to October 2001. Pakistan's ISI is said to have maintained ties to Osama bin Laden, together with Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal (of Le Cercle) throughout the 1990s. Ahmed was considered pro-Taliban and was found out to have wired $100,000 to 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta through Saeed Sheikh, an Al Qaeda operative close to the Osama bin Laden circle. In Washington, D.C. on the morning of 9/11, having breakfast with Porter Goss and Senator Graham, who were part of a team that was trying to see if U.S. sanctions should be lifted from Pakistan. Removed from his position as ISI chief in October 2001 over his financing of the terrorist hijackers, despite the fact that the exact reason was not made public in the West.
Shaukat Aziz: Executive of Rockefeller-affiliated Citibank in Pakistan and the United States. Advisor to General Musharraf of Pakistan after his successful coup in 1999. Finance minister in Pakistan 1999-2007 and prime minister 2004-2007. Appointed to the international advisory council of Blackstone in. Jacob Rothschild and Wallenberg are co. Might be nothing, might be something.
Omar al-Bayoumi: In January 2000 he met with future 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar immediately after their landing in Los Angeles. Both men had come straight from the Kuala Lumpur al-Qaeda Summit. al-Bayoumi housed them, opened bank accounts for them at Riggs Bank, and took care of them. In July 2001 he left for England. On September 11 his proteges flew into the WTC.
Makram Majid Chams: According to Daniel Hopsicker, a contant of the Mohammed Atta group in Florida before the 9/11 attacks. Fled to Saudi Arabia where he went to work for U.S. defense contracter Titan Corporation, which appears to have questionable ties to drug trafficking and clandestine operations, much like Wally Hilliard, Rudy Dekkers and Arne Kruithof, the managers of the flight school Mohammed Atta and associates were taking flight lessons.
Esam Ghazzawi: BCCI financier and Saudi government-linked businessman. The person who hosted 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta in his Florida home, and suddenly fled the United States on August 30, 2001, leaving everything behind. The Saudi prince he was keeping money for in a BCCI account died under suspicious circumstances and was linked to financiers of terrorism.
Larry Mitchell: Oman-based CIA agent reportedly in contact with Osama bin Laden in July 2001, along with Prince Turki al Faisal.
Prince Turki al Faisal: Shared 71th place in ISGP's Superclass Index and by far the number 1 ranking in Saudi Arabia in terms of elite international connections. Saudi intelligence chief 1977-2001. Osama bin Laden worked for him in the 1980s against the Russians. Publicly Prince Turki has always maintained that he had no more contact with Osama bin Laden, but various sources say the exact opposite: that Prince Turki has met bin Laden on various occasions, that he arranged for family members to come and visit him and also that he was the main conduit of Saudi funds to Al Qaeda. To add to the mystery, he suddenly resigned or was fired as Saudi intelligence chief 12 days before 9/11. Supposedly Prince Turki tried to keep bin Laden from undermining the Saudi Kingdom. Update: partner in the Russian firm Far West, which was deeply involved with managing terrorist networks in the Caucasus, along with the CIA.
Adnan Khashoggi: Billionaire Saudi arms dealer involved in the Iran Contra and BCCI affairs, as well as many other scandals. Very close to the bin Laden family and Prince Turki. Partner in the Russian firm Far West, which was deeply involved with managing terrorist networks in the Caucasus, along with the CIA. Even separate from Far West he has been accused of drug trafficking. Reported business partner of Wally Hilliard, who owned the curious flight school where 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta was trained. Seems to have influenced the 2004 Toronto 9/11 International Inquiry, as John Gray, whose business was owned by Khashoggi and who had nothing to do with 9/11, was appointed as a keynote speaker - seemingly after a considerable donation had been made. It has been suspected that Khashoggi controlled the Genesis Communications Network, which airs the show of Alex Jones and, in the past, Rense. Khashoggi and an associate controlled a vast number of letter box companies that all began with the word "Genesis". That GCN is among them, is not certain, however.
Bandar bin Sultan: Saudi ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005. Through various intermediaries, his wife was sending a total of $75,000 to Omar al-Bayoumi, a Saudi intelligence officer who took care of two 9/11 hijackers in the United States. Bandar bin Sultan was married to a sister of Prince Turki al Faisal. In effect it can argued that al-Bayoumi was under the direct supervision of incoming President Bush and his closest Saudi friends. Appointed head of Saudi intelligence in 2012.
Khalid bin Mahfouz: Former BCCI director and business partner of Salem bin Laden, the 1001 Club member and half brother of Osama bin Laden. He and his family have been business partners of the Bush family and the Carlyle Group, the latter ran by George H. W. Bush and Frank Carlucci. Reported to have been a major money launderer for Al Qaeda, along with Prince Turki.
Osama bin Laden: Born in Saudi Arabia. Came from one of Saudi Arabia's most powerful families. Still today the family runs the Saudi BinLaden Group, a very large construction company. Recruited by Prince Turki in the 1980s and became a Mujahideen fighter in Russia. After the Cold War was over his Al Qaeda group became a terrorist organization with America as its biggest enemy. Bin Laden was exiled from Saudi Arabia in 1992 for his opposition to the Saudi-American partnership, especially during the Gulf War. Until early 1996 bin Laden and many of his followers lived in Sudan, but at that point was forced to leave for Afghanistan. Here he was welcomed by the Taliban. Primarily since mid 1996 bin Laden has been accused of involvement in various terrorist attacks, mainly against U.S. targets. Main suspect of having plotted 9/11.
Yeslam bin Laden: Half brother of Osama bin Laden. Controlled the Geneva-based Saudi Investment Corporation (SICO), a subsidiary of the Saudi Binladen Group which manages its worldwide interests. In 1999 a French investigator claimed that SICO was laundering money for the terrorist network of bin Laden. Yeslam also controlled Avcon Business Jets SA. Coincidentally, Yeslam had paid for a policeman's trip to the United States in order to take flight lessons at the exact same school where 9/11 ringleader and Flight 11 pilot Mohammed Atta and Flight 175 pilot Marwan al Shehhi were trained. Despite being westernized, his former wife claimed he was a religious extremist, but one who kept several mistresses on the side. She also stated that several bin Laden family members sympathized with Osama bin Laden and it would have been "unheard" of if the bin Laden family would have cut off Osama from the family's finances - which she didn't believe happened entirely.
Akberali Moawalla: One of 23 (or 25) persons, including 13 members of the bin Laden family who were allowed to leave on a charted flight that departed Logan airport on September 19, 2001. Business partner of Yeslam bin Laden and of the Saudi Investment Company (SICO). A Pakistani who, according to French investigators, had a joint bank account with Osama bin Laden which belonged to a company called Cambridge, a subsidiary of the Saudi BinLadin Group. French investigators discovered that in 2000 a sum of 241 million euros had been transferred from this account to someone of Pakistani national.
Shafig bin Laden: Another half brother of Osama bin Laden. Present as a guest of honor at the Carlyle Group meeting on 9/11. Flown out of the United States a week later.
George H. W. Bush: his family takes the 10th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Son of an important Brown Brothers Harriman partner who trade with the Nazis. Apparently allowed his oil business to be used as a CIA front. Played a very minor but curious role in the Kennedy assassination. CIA director 1976-1977. Became a close associate of CIA officers Frank Carlucci, Ted Shackley and Vernon Walters in the late 1970s. Reportedly these men plotted to take over the U.S. government by making Bush vice president to a candidate that appealed to the public - which turned out to be Reagan. U.S. vice president 1981-1989. U.S. president 1989-1993. His national security advisor Brent Scowcroft and secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger were Kissinger Associates employees, while his CIA director Robert Gates could get along really well with these men. Accused of being a pedophile by Franklin case victim Paul Bonacci. His family is deeply involved with the Knights of Malta-linked AmeriCares, along with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Lawrence Eagleburger, Colin Powell and General Richard Stilwell. AmeriCares and particularly the related Covenant House network has been linked to two child abuse scandals and is said to have been a front for international child trafficking. Senior counselor/partner of the Carlyle Group 1993-2003, headed by Frank Carlucci. Honorary director AFIO, along with Carlucci, Helms and others - with Shackley being among the leading board members. His son, George W. Bush, was U.S. president 2001-2009.
Frank Carlucci: 15th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Roommate of Donald Rumsfeld at Princeton and his political mentor in the 1970s. Deep CIA insider close to Shackley, Bush and most likely Richard Helms. Vice chairman Carlyle Group 1989-1992, chairman 1992-2003, chairman emeritus 2003-2005. Trilateral Commission member. Close to the men who controlled the WTC impact and collapse floors. Along with Bush close to the Saudis.
James Baker: Shared 18th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush. With Bush and Carlucci present at the Carlyle meeting that involved Shafig bin Laden. Today on the advisory board of the Monument Capital Group in Washington, D.C. with Carlucci and Thomas McLarty, III (of Kissinger McLarty). One of three partners of the group is James Rothschild, director of J. Rothschild Capital Management ltd., a subsidiary of RIT Capital Partners, the firm headed by Jacob Rothschild - the strategic partner of Fuji Bank, the South Tower firm from which molten metal was seen flowing.
Ted Shackley: Controversial "retired" CIA spook who played a major role in running the AFIO and the secretive Cercle group, both registered in Florida, until his death in 2002. Protege of Richard Helms, with whom he most likely ran the operation to assassinate Kennedy in 1963. Linked to drug trafficking, pedophile entrapment networks, the European strategy of tension and other controversial affairs. Other at the AFIO around the time of his death included Richard Helms, Frank Carlucci, George H. W. Bush and James Woolsey. Shackley, Helms and George Bush maintained a crucial working relationship with Saudi intelligence chiefs Kamal Adham and Prince Turki bin Faisal, the latter with a curious relationship to Osama bin Laden.
Richard Helms: Shared 129th place in ISGP's Superclass Index if he would still be alive today. Comes from an elite Pilgrims Society family. Like the Dulles brothers, he is eastern establishment. CIA deputy director of operations 1962-1965. Almost certainly played a role in the Kennedy assassination, along with Ted Shackley. Deputy CIA director 1965-1966. CIA director 1966-1973. Ambassador to the Shah of Iran 1973-1977. Deeply involved in setting up and maintaining the covert CIA-Saudi relationship in the 1970s and 1980s. Mentor to Ted Shackley. Known to have visited CIA headquarters two weeks before 9/11. Honorary director of the AFIO until his death in 2002. Also a member of the OSS Society.
Oliver Stone: Director of the pro-conspiracy 1991 movie JFK and the 2006 anti-conspiracy movie World trade Center. Through the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association, since 1998 very close to David Rockefeller, Paul Volcker, John Whitehead, General Jack Sheehan, Carla Hills (AIG) and retired CIA directors Frank Carlucci and James Schlesinger. Does not support 9/11 Truth.
Members of government on 9/11:
George W. Bush: Family shared a 10th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. President on 9/11. Employed Henry Kissinger as an advisor and appointed him initial chairman of the 9/11 Commission. In a speech to the United Nations he claimed that 9/11 conspiracy theories should not be tolerated.
George H. W. Bush: Father of the president. Mentioned earlier. Former president and vice president of the United States, with ties to questionable Saudis and top level CIA officers. Part of the Kissinger group.
Jonathan J. Bush: Brother of George H. W. Bush. Tied to the covert CIA-Saudi relationship through Riggs National Bank and one of its CIA-linked executives since 1976, Henry A. Dudley, Jr.
The president's brothers may have ties to 9/11 as well:
- Jeb Bush: Governor of Florida in the years before and after 9/11. Personally helped the FBI confiscate the files of Wally Hilliard's Huffman Aviation immediately after 9/11. This is the CIA drug trafficking-linked flight school where WTC pilots Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi had taken flight lessons.
- Marvin Bush: Director of Stratesec/Securacom until 2000. The security firm had contracts at the WTC towers and was linked to the CIA and Al Qaeda through General James Abrahamson.
- Neil Bush: In business with Ken Good, who was in business with Mark Shubin, who in turn was in business with Wally Hilliard, the CIA and drug trafficking-linked owner of Huffman Aviation where Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi took flight lessons.
Dick Cheney: Shared 31th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. White House chief of staff 1975-1977. Knew vice president Nelson Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld and even Joseph Kasputys (of two WTC impact floors) very well since this period. Congressman 1979-1989. Contact of Andy Messing, a friend of Oliver North. Helped cover up Iran-Contra. Secretary of defense 1989-1993. Director Cercle-linked Jamestown Foundation 1992-1999, together with Zbigniew Brzezinski (1985-1995, 2001-2007), James Woolsey (1986-1989, 1992-1993, in later years) and others. Director Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs 1993-1999, together with James Woolsey (1988-1989, 1991-1993, after retirement as CIA director), Michael Ledeen, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Richard Perle and Douglas Feith. Trustee American Enterprise Institute 1995-2000 and executive 1998-2000. Director Electronic Data Systems 1996-2000 (James Baker continued on the board). Adviser to Lockheed Martin 1997-2000 (his wife Lynn was a director). CFR director in the 1990s. Director of Halliburton in 1996, CEO and chairman 1997-2000. Shared the Halliburton board with CSIS chairman. Member Trilateral Commission 1997-2000. Member U.S.-China Business Council in 2000.
Colin Powell: Shared 20th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Secretary of state on 9/11. 1990s: Served on the board of Gulfstream, together with Lynn Forester de Rothschild, George Shultz, Henry Kissinger and Donald Rumsfeld. Board member of the Knights of Malta-linked AmeriCares, together with Prescott Bush, Jr. along with J. Peter Grace, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Lawrence Eagleburger and General Richard Stilwell. AmeriCares and particularly the related Covenant House network has been linked to two child abuse scandals and is said to have been a front for international child trafficking. Also in the late 1990s on the board of the Forum for International Policy (FFIP), together with Lawrence Eagleburger, Brent Scowcroft, the CIA's Robert Gates, the CIA's John Deutch, Carla Hills (AIG), Condoleezza Rice and CFR's Richard Haass.
Condoleezza Rice: Shared 30th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. A primary protege of George Shultz and followed him on many corporate boards. As a key member of the Vulcans helped Shultz put together the Bush 43 government with Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and other neocons. Reportedly groomed by the CIA, which makes direct sense just by looking at her trusteeship of the Forum for International Policy (FFIP) in the 1990s.
Donald Rumsfeld: Shared 20th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Secretary of defense January 2001-December 2006. Roommate of Frank Carlucci at Princeton and a member of Cap and Gown. Congressman from Illinois 1963-1969. White House chief of staff 1974-1975, groomed by State Department/CIA officer Carlucci. Went to Bilderberg in 1975. Chairman G. D. Searle & Co. 1977-1985. Governor Atlantic Institute 1986-1988, together with Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Baron Robert Rothschild, Davignon, Lord Roll, Lord Carrington, Agnelli, Madeleine Albright, Brent Scowcroft, Lawrence Eagleburger, etc. Director Jamestown Foundation (apparently 1990-2001), founded by CIA officers as William Casey and Donald Jameson with over the years directors as Alexander Haig, Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Woolsey, Frank Carlucci, John McCain, Sam Nunn and others. In the late 1990s a director of Gulfstream Corporation, together with George Shultz, Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger and Lynn Forester de Rothschild. Served on the CIA-linked H. Smith Richardson Foundation with James Woolsey, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel Huntington and Fred Ikle in the 1990s. Had a private breakfast meeting with Paul Wolfowitz, Congressman Christopher Cox and some others on the morning of 9/11. According to Cox, Rumsfeld said the country could be hit at any moment by a terrorist attack immediately before it happened. Soon thereafter apparently too busy with rescue efforts and getting briefed by the CIA to give shoot down orders, although at the same time it appears no one asked him for these orders. Again went to Bilderberg in 2002. Has visited the Trilateral Commission on occasion, also when serving as secretary of defense. Ended up in a heated debate about Afghanistan policy with George Soros at the Trilateral Commission in 2002.
Paul Wolfowitz: Shared 26th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Deputy secretary of defense 2001-2005 under Rumsfeld. Director of Policy Planning NSC 1981-1982. Assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs 1982-1986. U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia 1986-1989. Under secretary of defense for policy 1989-1993. Professor of international relations and dean of SAIS 1994-2001. First visit to Bilderberg in 1990, a regular since 1994, and before 9/11 a member of the steering committee. Co-author Trilateral Commission report 'Managing the International System Over the Next Ten Years: Three Essays'. Vulcan team for foreign policy of Bush. Director National Endowment on Democracy until 2001 (also at Freedom House). President World Bank 2005-2007.
Dov Zakheim: 22th place in ISGP's Superclass Index and, as a close associate of James Woolsey, among the politicians with the deepest Pentagon ties. Under secretary of defense (comptroller) May 2001-2004. Under his watch trillions of dollar (yes, indeed trillions) remained unaccounted for each year at the Defense Department. BA from Columbia University. Ph.D. from Oxford. Became a rabbi in 1979. Deputy undersecretary of defense for planning and resources 1985-1987. CEO of SPC International, a subsidiary of System Planning Corporation, 1987-2001. Various Pentagon relations. PNAC supporter. CFR and IISS since about 2000. Vice chairman Center for the National Interest May 2001-today, with James Schlesinger as advisory council chairman, Kissinger as honorary chairman and Maurice Greenberg as the present chairman. Member of the editorial board of the journal The National Interest, along with Richard Perle, Conrad Black, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel Huntington. Adjunct scholar Heritage Foundation. Senior associate/advisor CSIS. Part of the Vulcan team that put together George W. Bush's foreign policy. Member Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. 2008. Vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton 2004-2010, where he served with James Woolsey. Speaker at the Herzliya Conference. Co-U.S. vice chairman of the Global Panel with Sir Malcolm Rifkind, with Paula Dobriansky, James Woolsey, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Thomas Pickering, General Wesley Clark and Hans van den Broek are among the advisors.
Robert Mueller: Princeton educated. Member Defense Science Board until 2000. FBI chief since September 4, 2001. Failed to investigate 9/11. Grew close to George Tenet during his tenure as FBI director. At one point Peter Peterson and Jules Kroll attended a speech he gave at the Economic Club in New York. Member Alfalfa Club.
George Tenet: CIA director on 9/11. The one who appointed CIA deputy director of operations to the position of CIA station chief of New York in 1997. On the morning of 9/11 he was having breakfast with his mentor, Senator David Boren, who occupies a shared 129th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. After Tenet retired, he became managing director of Allen & Company. During his term as CIA director he already visited the Allen & Co.-organized Sun Valley Meetings. Herbert Allen III is a director of Business Executives for National Security, together with Maurice Greenberg. On the advisory board we can find Henry Kissinger, Michael Hayden, William Webster, General Peter Pace and Thomas Pickering.
Michael Hayden: Shared 118th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. NSA director 1999-2005. CIA director 2006-2009. To a degree involved in many liberal establishment outfits: the CFR, IISS, CSIS and the Atlantic Council. Joined the CIA- and neocon-linked Jamestown Foundation in 2011 and equally neocon Langley Intelligence Group Network of Newsmax in 2012. Principal at the Chertoff Group, headed by a former Homeland Security chief. Honorary director Association For Intelligence Officers (AFIO), along with James Woolsey, William Webster, George H. W. Bush, Frank Carlucci and Bobby Ray Inman. Anno 2012: advisory council Business Executives for National Security, along with Henry Kissinger, Thomas Pickering (used to help run Le Cercle with Shackley), General Joseph Ralston (Lockheed Martin), Admiral Vernon Clark (Raytheon; Rolls Royce; SRI International), General Peter Pace and William Webster (former FBI and CIA chief; AFIO; OSS Society; Homeland Security Advisory Council chairman).
Cofer Black: CIA station chief Sudan 1993-1995, during the initial Osama bin Laden controversies. Claimed bin Laden had tried to kill him in Sudan. Director CIA Counterterrorist Center (CTC)/ national intelligence officer for counterterrorism July 1999-July 2002. In charge of the CTC's bin Laden tracking unit in this period. Failed to prevent 9/11, but was promoted nevertheless. Dramatically emphasized that 300-400 CTC agents wasn't enough to protect the US "worldwide", but did not mention the FBI's domestic capabilities or those of allies. Black was heavily criticized for not passing on information to the FBI that 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar (of Flight 77; picked up and housed by a Saudi intelligence agent who was overseen by Saudi royals with clse ties to the Bush family) had entered the United States. The CTC didn't even put the two on a watch list until right before 9/11, despite knowing they arrived in the US from an Al Qaeda conference. Ran the CIA's extraordinary rendition flights to torture terrorists in third world countries. Ambassador at large and coordinator for counter-terrorism, State Department, under President George W. Bush December 2002 - November 2004. Vice chair Blackwater USA 2005-2008, where he continued his old anti-terrorist CIA projects for Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld and Bush. Chairman Total Intelligence Solutions, part of the same Erik Prince Group that controlled Blackwater and equally operated in coordination with JSOC ground and drone assassinations in Pakistan. He and Prince have held speeches to the AFIO.
Enrique Prado: Aide of Cofer Black at the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center, who took over as the CTC's chief of operations after 9/11. Already before that in the Osama bin Laden unit. Prado is a suspected Contra cocaine trafficker and mafia hitman. Post 9/11 he joined CIA front firm Blackwater USA (with Black) and Jefferson Waterman International's Crosshatch International, another CIA front firm (linked to the worldwide drug trade). He also became a special advisor to MITRE, also linked in this article to 9/11 through its 25-year chairman James Schlesinger, a former CIA director.
General James L. Jones: Shared 78th place in ISGP's Superclass Index. Commandant of the Marine Corps 1999-2003. Regular at the Center for Security Policy in the years before 9/11.
Richard Clarke: Liberal establishment-linked counter terrorism chief. Close to Morton Abramowitz, but post-9/11 also to James Woolsey at the Paladin Capital Group.
Jane Garvey: Head of the FAA 1997-2002, appointed by Bill Clinton. Director of Logan International Airport 1988-1991, from which the Flight 11 and Flight 175 departed on 9/11 and crashed into the WTC. After 9/11 she claimed: "This is a whole new world for us," even though the scenario of 9/11 was as old as the road to Rome. Ultimately responsible for the extreme delays in scrambling jet fighters and for hiring General Michael A. Canavan, the hijack coordinator at FAA headquarters on 9/11 who had an extensive JSOC background (which, in turn, is Opus Dei linked, according to Seymour Hersh) and was in Puerto Rico on 9/11 (the 9/11 Commission didn't ask who replaced him that day). She is also ultimately responsible for the all the reports that the FAA was protecting the activities of the CIA-linked terrorist flight school owners Wally Hilliard and Rudi Dekkers. Trustee MITRE Corporation since 2004, ran by former CIA director James Schlesinger, who was deeply tied to all the establishment 9/11 suspects. The MITRE board in general has major links to CSIS, the NSA, the CIA and NRO. In 2008 Garvey joined JPMorgan Chase, the bank of George Shultz, David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger, for a mid-level manager position.
Tony Blair: Shared 12th place in ISGP's Superclass Index for Britain and roughly about place 140 in the overall index. British prime minister 1997-2007. Joined the United States in the new War on Terror without asking questions. Appointed to the international council of JPMorgan Chase in 2008. He became chairman in 2010, thus following in the footsteps of George Shultz. Henry Kissinger is still on the board with him.
Sir Richard Dearlove: Head of MI6 1999-2004. Joined the international advisory board AIG in 2004, the firm headed by Maurice Greenberg and Henry Kissinger and which should be suspected of having played a role in bringing the World Trade Center towers down. Supporter of the Henry Jackson Society, patroned by James Woolsey and Richard Perle. MI6 station chief in Washington, D.C. 1991-1994.