9 Unpopular Ideas
Are you less than satisfied with the
official explanations about 9/11?
Here are nine for the moment relatively unpopular but nevertheless compelling ideas to consider about the attack. Americans who tend to believe in any or all them are in the minority right now. Perhaps they won't be in the near future.
Rather than attempt to provide a lengthy proof of each idea which would require a book-length report, here are one or more references from which you can learn more. Every one of these ideas has voluminous documentation which can be found in the mainstream media, on the net or in reputable books if one looks for it.
Are these ideas true, are they connected and do they point to an even more sinister explanation for 9/11 than is popularly held? I'll let you be the judge, which is more than our newly popular leaders are willing to do. While to some it may seem unpatriotic to question the government's actions at this time of crisis let us remember that the original purpose of free speech was to enable Americans to ask exactly these kind of unpopular questions of our elected leaders. Real unity cannot be based on deceiving the American people.
1. This new war is not a conflict between Islamic fundamentalism and American freedom.
According to President Bush, we are now at war with "the evil-doers" who hate our freedoms and way of life. Reasonable enough, but to be complete the list of evil-doers involved with terrorists would have to include most of the nations in our present coalition, the CIA, many of Americas' top corporations and some of its' wealthiest and most respected families. Leading the list of those connected to the alleged terrorists are former President Bush, GW Bush and a number of key cabinet members of both Bush administrations who have been in business with the wealthy Saudis who finance Usama bin Laden's operations and with the bin Laden family itself for decades.
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Wall Street Journal September 27, 2001
Bin Laden Family Could Profit
From a Jump In Defense Spending
Due to Ties to U.S. Bank
Through this investment and its ties to Saudi royalty, the bin Laden family has become acquainted with some of the biggest names in the Republican Party. In recent years, former President Bush, ex-Secretary of State James Baker and ex-Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci have made the pilgrimage to the bin Laden family's headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mr. Bush makes speeches on behalf of Carlyle Group and is senior adviser to its Asian Partners fund, while Mr. Baker is its senior counselor. Mr. Carlucci is the group's chairman. Osama is one of more than 50 children of Mohammed bin Laden, who built the family's $5 billion business, Saudi Binladin Group, largely with construction contracts from the Saudi government.
Bush-Bin Laden-Saudi Connection: Click Here
President's oil companies funded by Bin Laden family and wealthy Saudis who financed Osama bin Laden: Click Here
Bush family's dirty little secret: Click Here
Bush's scary CAIR friends
2. The destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) was anticipated and might have been preventable.
Outside of the mainstream U.S. media - which proudly admits it is censoring itself at the request of the Bush administration - there are hundreds of articles and reports detailing the foreknowledge of various U.S. agencies and officials about a terrorist attack taking place around 9/11. The sources of these reports include many of our allies in the new war.
David Schippers the Republican lawyer who impeached President Clinton, claims he spent months before 9/11 trying to get information to Attorney General Ashcroft from FBI agents who claim they were told not to investigate leads that suggested a terrorist attack on Manhattan was imminent. For a transcript of Schippers' interview Click Here
After having been bombed in 1993 the WTC was probably the building complex in the U.S. most expected by Federal authorities to be the subject of a future terrorist attack. Various books and movies had such an attack, in some cases involving hijacked jets, as part of their plot. A FEMA emergency response manual, titled: Emergency Response To Terrorism ERT: SS Q 534 (Click Here), featured the WTC on its' cover. Why were the Federal government and the Giuliani administration seemingly so unprepared on 9/11?
A Daily News article details that numerous children in the NYC Muslim community made public statements shortly before 9/11 about what was to happen to the WTC. Are we to believe school kids knew and publicly bragged about it, but the CIA didn't know?
Daily News 10/12/2001
Some Got Warning:
Don't Go Downtown on Sept. 11
Feds say Middle-Easterners knew of the coming danger
Click here for Daily News article
Most of the suspected hijackers had valid U.S. passports and some were suspected terrorists who were actually under surveillance at the time by the authorities. A number of them received U.S. military training and all the hijack pilots were apparently trained in the U.S.
On Friday, Sept 7, the State Dept issued a worldwide terrorist alert to Americans abroad Click Here
The FAA and Army intelligence knew that multiple hijackings were in progress long before any of the planes had crashed, yet failed to shoot them down Click Here
3. The Rockefeller connection may be the key to unlocking an understanding of this entire issue. Why has their connection to the WTC been omitted from 99.999% of the media coverage about 9/11?
From "A View Of Cities site"
"The World Trade center was a project started up in 1960 by David Rockefeller. The towers were sometimes nicknamed David and Nelson, the Rockefeller brothers."
a. The secretive Rockefeller family is considered by many authors to have been one of the main forces behind the scenes of the Ford, Reagan, Carter, Bush and Clinton presidencies. The Rockefeller family is the world's #1 promoter of eugenics, was half-owner of Nazi Germany's IG Farben and is at the center of virtually every organization and idea associated with The New World Order.
For proof of the Rockefeller owned Chase Bank's Nazi connection see: "Chase Manhattan Banks Right wing Relationship" Click Here
For an excellent article on Rockefeller and the WTC written before 9/11 Click Here.
b. According to bin Laden his main problem with the U.S. involves us being in Saudi Arabia and propping up their unpopular regime. The Saudi royal family bin Laden hates so much is kept in power by men who work for the Rockefeller family and the CIA to insure the flow of oil to Standard Oil and other U.S. oil corporations. WWII, the Holocaust, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Gulf War and the present war on terrorism all share a direct connection to the Rockefeller dynasties' oil interests. Standard Oil, now called Exxon, is the most powerful corporation on earth.
For a very detailed account of this Middle Eastern oil story and how it has shaped both recent American and world history see, "The Secret War Against the Jews" by John Loftus and Mark Aarons, St. Martin's Press. John Loftus is a former U.S. Department of Justice Nazi war crimes prosecutor.
For an in-depth article on Standard Oil/Exxon see: Business Week APRIL 9, 2001 COVER STORY Exxon Unleashed, How the world's most powerful corporation plans to dominate the new age of oil explorationClick Here
For an excellent article on the Saudis Click Here
The New Yorker, 10/22/2001
by Seymor Hersh
Previous to becoming Bush's top foreign policy advisor, Condolezza Rice was on the board of directors of Exxon which named an oil tanker after her. Dick Cheney, GW Bush and many of his top aides are also heavily invested and involved in the oil industry.
c. David Rockefeller's Chase Manhattan Bank is also the main sponsor of the Manhattan Institute (MI) a think tank founded by Reagan's controversial CIA director William Casey. MI is the source of just about all of President Bush's and Mayor Giuliani's policy ideas, a fact which they are very proud to admit.
Many of Bush's cabinet members and advisors are also closely associated with MI, which invented the classic doublespeak slogan, "compassionate conservatism". Casey, who was intimately linked to the Rockefeller empire throughout his career, was the top CIA official behind arming bin Laden and training his terrorist army. Is it just another coincidence that George Bush Sr. was Vice President and NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani was the third highest official in the Justice Department during this same time?
William Casey's activities before his death and the Manhattan Institute's agenda are intimately connected to Wall Street and to the oil industry. While MI is best-known for its policy papers on race, welfare and urban planning its' board includes Wall Street investment bankers deeply involved with oil, geo-politics and the military-industrial complex.
d. The WTC was a financial failure from day one and was completely outmoded as a real estate holding. Its design made updating the buildings for contemporary fiber optic and other telecommunications systems exorbitantly expensive. Now that it has been so tragically destroyed, real estate interests are clamoring to rebuild it and will do so in large part at U.S. government expense. Insurance companies which are among the world's most profitable corporations may not even have to pay claims for this or future terrorist attacks. See: NY Times October 22, 2001 Insurers Push for Cap on Future Payouts
A Mistake In The First Place
Legislation was passed to move the port to New Jersey, create a downtown World Trade Center and establish a World Trade Center corporation headed by Winthrop Aldrich [Rockefeller's uncle] of Chase Manhattan Bank.
4. Anthrax may not be getting sent to the media and to Congress by so-called terrorists.
If bin Laden or Iraq want to wipe out Americans with anthrax, they're doing a poor job of it. The main people who have been infected so far are assistants to key members of the media, mail handlers and a few aides to the Congress.
On the other hand, if someone was trying to boost sales for Cipro and the stock prices of companies manufacturing vaccines and pharmaceuticals - many of which are directly connected to the Bush and Rockefeller families and Bush administration officials - they are doing an exceptional job of it. Medical experts anticipate that widespread use of Cipro will make the American public far more vulnerable to all forms of disease by causing pathogens to mutate into antibiotic resistant strains (see: NY Times October 19, 2001-THE MEDICATION Experts Say Cipro Overuse Could Lead to Problems). In light of the Bush and Rockefeller dynasties' historical interest in pharmaceuticals, eugenics and population control, might that have something to do with the concerted effort behind Cipro becoming more in demand than Viagra and the government proposing a (mandatory?) nationwide smallpox vaccine program?
In all the hysterical Cipro-centered coverage about the "evil-doers" who are using anthrax a basic fact is often omitted. It was the first Bush administration and our coalition allies which originally gave anthrax and seventy other biological and chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein. The U.S. has led the world in production of chemical and biological warfare agents.
NY Times October 21, 2001
Preparing America for the Reality of Germ Warfare
Before President Richard M. Nixon renounced germ warfare in 1969, for example, the United States Army produced dried anthrax, a single gallon of which could hold up to eight billion lethal doses - enough in theory to kill every person on the planet, twice.
One of many drugs which can be used for the treatment for anthrax exposure, Cipro, is now mentioned every few minutes on every news show in America. Cipro is a fairly dangerous drug manufactured by the German company Bayer. Cipro was already Bayer's most profitable product before 9/11 and sales are now up according to the NY Times 1,000%. Bayer's Cipro patent expires in 2003. According to some medical experts, garlic may be just as effective as Cipro and far safer for fighting infection by anthrax.
Before the end of WWII Bayer was the main component of I. G. Farben, the chemical, pharmaceutical and munitions powerhouse behind the rise of Nazi Germany. For information on I.G. Farben's remarkable parallels and links to the Bush administration see my articles, "What's Hiding in GW's Cabinet" and "The GW Bush Gang"
Even if it turns out that Iraqi or bin Laden-connected terrorists are mailing anthrax to locations in the U.S., it was the first Bush administration and our allies which originally gave it to them.
It is alleged that among the top stockholders in Bioport - the only company with an anthrax vaccine - is the Carlyle Group. Among the top participants in the Carlyle Group? The Bush and bin Laden families.
Click Here for a Directory of various articles on Rockefeller, MI, Bush and eugenics
Cipro alleged price fixing and Bioport anthrax vaccine info Click Here
"The Anthrax Commissars" a report by Sherman Skolnick on Bioport and ties to bin Laden Click Here
10/4/2001 Daily News
West Nile Virus Outbreak Is
Seen Through Lens of Terror
"A 1994 congressional inquiry found American companies had legally shipped West Nile and other killer viruses to Iraq for research purposes, with the full consent of the U.S. Commerce Department, documents obtained by The News show."
April 2, 1998; Keith Bradsher, "Senator Says U.S. Let Iraq Get Lethal Viruses," The New York Times, February 10, 1994, p. A9;
Kevin Merida and John Mintz, "Rockville Firm Shipped Germ Agents to Iraq, Riegle Says," The Washington Post, February 10, 1994, p. A8;
5. This conflict is about oil not terrorism, Israel or Islam
The U.S. was planning to invade Afghanistan long before 9/11 and not in order to stop terrorists or help Islamic women denied human rights by the Taleban. Such an invasion would have been widely criticized if not politically impossible before 9/11. Afghanistan is crucial to the creation of an oil pipeline that has long been a key preoccupation of the Rockefeller, Bush and related oil interests.
"In spite of this, a route through Afghanistan appears to be the best option with the fewest technical obstacles. It is the shortest route to the sea and has relatively favorable terrain for a pipeline. The route through Afghanistan is the one that would bring Central Asian oil closest to Asian markets and thus would be the cheapest in terms of transporting the oil."
Quoted from: February 12, 1998 Testimony by
John J. Maresca VP, International Relations UNOCAL CORP
(Mr. Maresca was George Bush Sr.'s Ambassador to Cyprus )
Click Here for Energy Information Administration (DOE) Afghanistan Fact Sheet (note section titled "Regional Pipeline Plans") - December, 2000
US planned attack on Taliban - BBC News September 18, 2001 Click Here
Threat of US strikes passed to Taliban weeks before US attack - Guardian September 22, 2001 Click Here
6. Are we bombing the wrong country?
According to FBI reports most of the suspected 9/11 hijackers were not planning to commit suicide and were unaware of the plan to crash the planes into various buildings. That coupled with the fact that false identities were used by all the suspected hijackers makes it possible that Islamic terrorists may have had little understanding of the real purpose of the hijackings even if they were on the planes. It appears that none of the hijackers were even from Afghanistan, the country we are now bombing, invading and trying to overthrow. If we are going after the source why aren't we invading Saudi Arabia where many of the hijackers were from? According to the Bush administration, Saudi Arabian billionaires are the bin Laden terrorist networks main source of funding. If we are after the Taleban then why is Pakistan, the Taleban's main ally among nations and the sponsor of the radical religious schools from which bin Laden draws his recruits, our closest ally?
From: The UK Guardian Sunday October 14, 2001
Attackers did not know they were to die
"FBI investigators have officially concluded that 11 of the 19 terrorists who hijacked the aircraft on 11 September did not know they were on a suicide mission, Whitehall intelligence sources said last night...It is understood the FBI has found evidence suggesting the 11 men expected to take part in 'conventional' hijackings - with the planes flown to distant airports, and the passengers and crew taken hostage while the hijackers presented demands. Items found among the 11 men's possessions suggest they had been preparing themselves for incarceration. One source said: 'It looks as if they expected they might be going to prison, not paradise.' The FBI analysis concludes the 11 may have believed the purpose of the hijackings was to free the perpetrators of previous extremist terrorist attacks on the United States, such as the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993."
7. Bush is not doing a good job of protecting America. It would be far more accurate to say he's doing a good job of destroying it.
The super "patriotic" Bush family have a consistent habit of building up dictators, supplying them with arms, reaping the profits for themselves and their wealthy friends and then declaring their onetime allies to be the ultimate evil requiring a new war and the loss of American lives.
GW Bush's grandfathers were key supporters of and Wall Street investment bankers for Adolf Hitler during more than a decade preceding the U.S. entering WWII. In 1942 the U.S. Congress seized their assets as Nazi fronts under the Trading With the Enemy Act. Former President Bush and some of his top his cabinet members were very close allies of Saddam Hussein before the Gulf War, which may have begun when the Bush administration signaled Iraq that an invasion of Kuwait would be tolerated by the U.S. Under the Reagan-Bush administration (in large part run by former CIA director and Reagan Vice President, George Bush) Usama Bin Laden was financed, armed and had his army of terrorists - "the evil-doers" - trained by the CIA. The wealthy Saudis who are bin Laden's money men are also business partners with the Bush family. At what point will Americans dare to question the President about these business relationships?
See my various articles on the Bush family and their ongoing Nazi connection Click Here
8. There is an occult aspect to the attacks which cannot be ignored or attributed to coincidence.
The article at the website below is truly amazing and thought-provoking. Whether or not you believe in God, numerology or the occult this article is well worth reading. You may have already seen a breakdown of the numerological repetition of the number 11 in this event, but this article goes much deeper into what it might actually mean.
The attacks took place on 9/11
- 9+1+1 = 11
- Each WTC Tower had 110 floors, which is a multiple of 11
- American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane flown into World Trade Tower2, had 11 crewmembers. A total of 65 people were on Flight 11. 6+5 = 11
- The second plane, United Airlines Flight 175, hit the World Trade Tower 1 at 9:02 AM. 9+2 = 11
- 9/11 is the 254th day of the year. 2+5+4 = 11
- After 9/11, there are 111 days left in the year
- New York City (where the major attack occurred) consists of 11 letters
- New York was the 11th state admitted into the Union
- President Bush ordered flags to fly at half mast until 9/22, making an 11 day period of mourning.
9. NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani not only did not unify New York City but he has done everything in his power since 9/11 to destroy the electoral process and guarantee future social chaos.
There are few examples of a public image changing so radically and rapidly as Mayor Giuliani's has since 9/11. Within hours of the WTC attack and continuing ever since the media has been bombarding us with empty propaganda about Giuliani being a hero, an icon and a savior. This is by the same corporate media who for eight years consistently described him as a heartless, racially-biased violator of the Constitution who denied raises and up-to-date equipment to the EMS, police and fire departments and regularly delighted in exacerbating the City's racial, economic and social divisions for his personal political gain.
Giuliani, or Sir Rudy as he is now known, has managed to turn the WTC disaster into a personal bonanza of goodwill culminating most recently in an honorary knighthood bestowed upon him by none other than the Queen of England. Surrounded at every opportunity with real heroes - police officers, firemen and rescue workers - Giuliani routinely leads celebrity tours of ground zero and depicts himself as responsible for the spirit of cooperation New Yorkers have shown for three centuries. Are these non-stop emotional tributes to firemen and police intended to keep anyone from asking the question, who screwed up?
While his "heroic" actions involved holding hourly press conferences notable for their lack of information, appearing on every news and entertainment show to take credit for his efforts and lecturing the UN General Assembly on the superior value of electoral freedom, behind the scenes Giuliani and his staff were feverishly trying to prevent the 2001 NYC election from ever taking place so that he could indefinitely stay in office.
What is never broached in the corporate media is that despite Giuliani's leadership for eight years the city's emergency planning was completely ineffective on 9/11. That anyone was saved from the WTC disaster is due to the sacrifices of the firemen, cops, Port Authority staff and EMS crews who risked and lost their lives, not Mayor Giuliani. Among the many unanswered questions since the attack, only a single columnist has dared to ask in print why Giuliani located his $15 million emergency bunker - complete with 6,000 gallons of highly flammable fuel - on the 23rd floor of the very NYC building complex most expected by FEMA and other Federal agencies to be bombed by terrorists.
Village Voice 10/8/2001
From: La Dolce Musto
But before you decide: In '99, despite complaints-like how the building was a potential target and also happened to be owned by a political supporter-our mayor had an emergency bunker built at 7 World Trade Center. Legendarily enough, a 6000-gallon fuel tank was installed there to run the generators in case of a power outage. Well, when the planes hit the other two towers on September 11, flying debris fell on 7 WTC, which some insiders say ignited that very fuel. Still love Rudy?
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now bracing for a whole other order of urban treachery and cataclysm by building a $15.1 million emergency control center for his administration...bullet-proofed, hardened to withstand bombs and hurricanes, and equipped with food and beds for at least 30 members of his inner circle." -NY Times 6/13/98 Giuliani's $15.1 Million 'Emergency Control Center
NY Times 10/24/2001
Split in Ranks:
Commissioner Hears the
Boos of Firefighters
But even as the events of Sept. 11 strengthened those bonds, it did little to soften the bitter feelings that many firefighters have long held for Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen [one of Giuliani's closest aides]. Indeed, on Saturday night, when Mr. Von Essen took the stage at a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, many of several thousand firefighters in attendance joined in sustained booing...Mr. Von Essen's unpopularity was a problem of his own creation, the stubborn residue of five years in which he has butted heads with many firefighters, officers, emergency medical technicians and the unions that represent them. "The E.M.S. people have been unhappy with Von Essen for years," said Robert Ungar, a spokesman for the emergency medical technicians' union. "This crisis wasn't going to change that."...Similarly, Capt. Peter Gorman, the president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and one of Mr. Von Essen's harshest critics, also declined to speak of their relationship or the conduct of firefighters at the Garden. "I have and continue to have serious labor-management issues, but we have agreed to put them on the back burner," he said...Others complained that Mr. Von Essen has been on television too much, appearing with David Letterman, standing alongside Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani at news conferences and being honored by the British government instead of being with them at ground zero.
Questions About Safety of Workers
Hundreds of injuries to workers combing through the rubble at the World Trade Center might have been prevented had the city been faster to require proper training and equipment at what is still an "extremely hazardous" work site, according to a sharply worded federal report. "There is no excuse for what I saw," John Moran, an engineer and industrial hygienist, said yesterday. Moran investigated working conditions at Ground Zero in the weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as a consultant to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The report he coauthored was released this week by the institute, an arm of the federal National Institutes of Health. "When I was up there, there was no evidence of any safety or health program or plan. It's the worst site I've ever seen - extremely hazardous. Very few of the workers were wearing even the most basic protective equipment," said Moran, who was at Ground Zero from Sept. 22 to 27.
Sep 30, 2001
Chicago Tribune; Chicago, Ill.
by Tom Hundley
Panicked opium traders unload huge stocks
Price plummets as refugees seek cash in Pakistan
To counter the Soviets, the CIA began to recruit, arm and train thousands of mujahedeen--holy warriors--from throughout the Middle East. From the outset, the CIA recognized the potential of stimulating drug production to finance the operation and to spread addiction among the poorly disciplined Soviet troops. President Jimmy Carter rejected using drugs as a weapon of war, but when the Reagan administration came to power in 1981, CIA Director William Casey jumped at it, according to the memoirs of some of the key players in the operation.
Week of October 24 - 30
2001 Press Clips
by Cynthia Cotts
Tales of the Afghan Drug Trade,
Opium for the Masses
During the last few weeks of anthrax hysteria, a dozen or so U.S. reporters have pursued a more difficult, taboo story: opium's role as the centerpiece of Afghanistan's economy. That cursed country was already a place where children helped to harvest the gum from the poppies, working people kept opium in their homes rather than money in the bank, and the Taliban raked in up to $50 million a year in drug taxes...Writing for the Chicago Tribune on September 30, Islamabad-based Tom Hundley probed a little deeper, noting that during the 1980s, CIA director William Casey embraced the opium trade as a means to finance his covert war in Afghanistan. Translation: The Afghan fundamentalists may be drug lords, but they're our drug lords. They learned to trade drugs for arms 20 years ago, with the tacit approval of the CIA.
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Author's Note: Recommending a site or article should not be construed to mean I necessarily endorse all of the views therein. Regardless of how one feels about the Bush and Giuliani administrations, for Americans there can be no desirable outcome to this situation other than America and NYC coming out on top, our troops coming home safely and all terrorists, including our own, being brought to justice.
Robert Lederman is an artist, a regular columnist for the Greenwich Village Gazette [See: http://www.gvny.com/ for an extensive archive of Lederman columns] The Shadow, The African Sun Times, The Vigo-Examiner [see: http://www.vigo-examiner.com/archive.htm] and Street News, and is the author of hundreds of published essays concerning Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Lederman has been falsely arrested 41 times to date for his anti-Giuliani activities and has never been convicted of any of the charges. He is best known for creating hundreds of paintings of Mayor Giuliani as a Hitler like dictator.
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