What Really Happened on September 11? The world still does not know (en français)

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 The day I learnt that the US government had allowed Ben Laden’s family (the main suspect in the attacks) to leave the country immediately after the attacks while other people could neither enter nor leave the US, I knew that the world had not been told the truth about September 11th. The second problem is that the US government would like us to believe that the most militarily advanced country on the planet, was totally incapable of controlling its airspace while amateur pilots took over and did what they wanted that day. That’s a hard sell. We simply cannot accept that barefaced lie. There are other troubling questions. For example, some people made a lot of money on the stock exchange because they had prior knowledge of the attacks. Who were they? Why has there been no investigation to find out? Also, why did building number seven which was not hit by any of the airplanes, collapse? These are just some of the many troubling questions which have still not been answered seven years on and has led many people to conclude that it is the American government itself which carried out these attacks. In light of what has since happened, it is not such a preposterous idea. To those people who think that idea ludicrous, might I remind them that 500 years ago it was the Western governments, in collaboration with the catholic church that planned to exterminate the native Indians and take their land. It was these same governments that planned to go into Africa, expropriate her land, exterminate and then enslave her people. Worse, it is their heirs that continue to rule our world today through the most vicious system ever invented by man, capitalism (globalization.) They legally brutalize and exploit people all around the planet and will stop at nothing, least of all murder, to maintain their power and control. They are so diabolically brilliant, that they have been able to market themselves as democrats, upholders of moral and ethical values whose only purpose is to work for the well being of mankind, yet in reality all they have ever done is loot, pillage and wage war. We must stop being fooled. Hort


The war on Afghanistan was planned before September 11, 2001

 by Enver Masud


[Watch, read author's rebuttal of The 9/11 Commission Report.]


WASHINGTON, DC--The 110-story towers of the World Trade Center were obliterated. The Pentagon suffered massive damage. This much is clear. Much else remains a mystery. On September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 out of Boston for Los Angeles, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York at 8:48 a.m. Eighteen minutes later, United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767, headed from Boston to Los Angeles, crashed into the south tower. American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 from Washington's Dulles International Airport bound for Los Angeles, crashed into the western wall of the Pentagon at 9:40 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 flying from Newark to San Francisco, crashed near Pittsburgh.


Within days Osama Bin Laden was offered as the prime suspect, although Bin Laden himself denied this "in a statement issued to the Arabic satellite channel Al Jazeera," and in an interview published in the Ummat -- a Pakistani paper, is reported to have said: "I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States." Europol's director, Jurgen Storbeck (London, Telegraph, September 15, 2001), stated: "It's possible that he [bin Laden] was informed about the operation; it's even possible that he influenced it; but he's probably not the man who steered every action or controlled the detailed plan."


President Bush, however, ignored Europol's doubts, reneged on Secretary of State Colin Powell's pledge to provide evidence, and named Osama bin Laden, and Al Qaeda as the perpetrators. Now many insist that the U.S. government's version of events is either incomplete, or inaccurate. A best-selling French book, The Frightening Fraud, by Thierry Meyssan, makes the farfetched claim that the "U.S. invented air attack on Pentagon." We believe that it's premature to draw conclusions about what really happened--relevant questions have yet to be answered. For starters, in the Pentagon crash site photos, there's little or no evidence of the plane that struck the Pentagon. I live about one-half mile from the Pentagon. The first question that I asked other onlookers as we viewed the crash site was, "Where's the plane?" The hole in the Pentagon wall appears too small to have been caused by a Boeing 757. Indeed, early reports claimed that a truck bomb had exploded, and the damage was similar to that inflicted on the USS Cole in Yemen. The gash in the hull of the USS Cole was reported to be about 30 feet by 40 feet.


Arlington County Fire Chief Ed Plaugher, at a News Briefing held by Assistant Defense Secretary Victoria Clarke on September 12, 2001 at the Pentagon, when asked: "Is there anything left of the aircraft at all?" said: "First of all, the question about the aircraft, there are some small pieces of aircraft visible from the interior during this fire-fighting operation I'm talking about, but not large sections. In other words, there's no fuselage sections and that sort of thing."


Did Chief Plaugher not see the plane's engines? Wouldn't the engines have survived in some recognizable form? An engine from one of the planes that struck the World Trade Center was shown lying on the street on network television. So was an engine from American Airlines Flight 587 which crashed shortly after takeoff in New York on November 12, 2001. Another question put to Chief Plaugher at the briefing was: "Chief, there are small pieces of the plane virtually all over, out over the highway, tiny pieces. Would you say the plane exploded, virtually exploded on impact due to the fuel . . ." Plaugher responded: "You know, I'd rather not comment on that."


How did "small pieces of the plane" end up "out over the highway" when the plane reportedly disintegrated inside the Pentagon after it crossed the highway and hit the Pentagon? It is curious that at this Department of Defense News Briefing, held approximately 24 hours after American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 which departed from Dulles airport is said to have crashed into the Pentagon, the words "Boeing," "Dulles," "flight," and "passengers" were not even mentioned. The word "plane" was mentioned once, but Chief Plaugher would "not comment on that."


It is even more curious that national news media failed to follow up on Chief Plaugher's comment that "there's no fuselage sections and that sort of thing" when dozens of onlookers, relatives, and firefighters were interviewed on network television about the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center.


And there are other troubling questions. For example:

- What are the odds that all the "black box" flight recorders were damaged beyond use?

- Why were the alleged hijackers' names not on the passenger lists?

- Why are several alleged hijackers reported to be still alive?

- Why did Mohamed Atta, one of the alleged hijackers, take a suitcase containing a curiously worded will and burial instructions on a suicide flight?

- Why did the seat numbers of the hijackers, given in a cell phone call from Flight Attendant Madeline Amy Sweeney to Boston Air Traffic Control, not match the seats occupied by the men the FBI claims were responsible?

- Why were none of the attacking planes intercepted? It is reported that planes are routinely intercepted if they deviate from their flight path and contact can't be made.

- How did the terrorists obtain top-secret White House and Air Force One codes and signals--the stated reason for not returning President Bush promptly to Washington on September 11?

- Why did the Justice Department deny a surveillance warrant for Zacarias Moussaoui? Since 1978, it is reported, more than 12,000 such warrants were issued, only Moussaoui's was denied.

- Why does the U.S. not hold hearings on these questions, when it would serve the U.S. objective of keeping Americans focused on the "war on terrorism?"

Others besides bin Laden, also had the motive, means, and opportunity to carry out the attacks of September 11. Indeed, Israel, and possibly, the U.S. armed forces should not be arbitrarily ruled out.


On the day of the attack on America, the Washington Times quoted a paper by the Army School of Advanced Military Studies which said that the MOSSAD, the Israeli intelligence service, "Has capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act." Dozens of Israelis were reported to have been arrested, but the role played by this "huge Israeli spy ring that may have trailed suspected al Qaeda members in the United States without informing federal authorities" remains unclear, and "it is no longer tenable to dismiss the possibility of an Israeli angle in this story."


Field reports by the Drug Enforcement Administration agents, and other U.S. law enforcement officials, on the alleged Israeli spy ring have been compiled in a 60-page document. John F. Sugg of the Weekly Planet (Tampa, Florida, April 22, 2002) reported that "DEA agents say that the 60-page document was a draft intended as the base for a 250-page report. The larger report has not been produced because of the volatile nature of suggesting that Israel spies on America's deepest secrets."


James Bamford, formerly Washington Investigative Producer for ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and who has written investigative cover stories for the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, describes an operation which suggests that even the U.S. armed forces may be suspect. Mr. Bamford's book, Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency from the Cold War Through the Dawn of a New Century, reveals that the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) drew up and approved plans for "launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country in order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-conceived war they intended to launch against Cuba."


Mr. Bamford writes: "Codenamed Operation Northwoods, the plan . . . called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer [Chairman JCS] and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war."


September 11 was a godsend for the U.S. military-industrial complex. A $48 billion increase in the "defense" budget sailed through both houses of Congress, bringing U.S. military spending to $379 billion. This, according to the Washington Post (January 27, 2002), represents "the biggest one-year rise since the Reagan buildup two decades ago and a suspension of 'the peace dividend.'" . . . It matches the combined military spending of the 15 countries with the next biggest defense budgets. (The proposed increase alone is about the same as the entire defense budget of the next biggest spender--Japan.) . . . It would roughly match, in inflation adjusted terms, the U.S. defense budget in 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War. And for 2003 the president's budget directs an additional $37.7 billion to "homeland security." U.S. energy companies may also be about to receive a dividend.

The events of September 11, led to the U.S. war on Afghanistan--a war apparently planned prior to September 11, and possibly after U.S. negotiations with the Taliban for a pipeline broke down. According to the BBC (September 18, 2001), Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, was told by senior American officials in mid-July that military action against Afghanistan would go ahead by the middle of October.


The events of September 11 also led to an open-ended "war on terrorism," which helped justify enormous increases in "defense" and "security" spending, and the passage of "anti-terrorism" legislation long desired by some in the Justice Department. According to The Irish Times (February 11, 2002), "The Pakistani President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and the Afghan interim leader, Mr. Hamid Karzai, agreed yesterday that their two countries should develop 'mutual brotherly relations and cooperate in all spheres of activity' -- including a proposed gas pipeline from Central Asia to Pakistan via Afghanistan." It's curious that these two leaders, who only later vowed to "bury the recent history of poisonous relations" between their nations (Washington Post, April 3), could agree so quickly to the pipeline. Afghanistan's interim president Hamid Karzai, and Zalmay Khalilzad, the Bush-appointed special envoy to Afghanistan, may have facilitated the agreement. According to George Monbiot (Guardian, February 12): "Both Hamid Karzai, the interim president, and Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special envoy, were formerly employed as consultants to Unocal, the US oil company which spent much of the 1990s seeking to build a pipeline through Afghanistan."


Zalmay Khalilzad drew up Unocal's risk analysis on its proposed trans-Afghan gas pipeline according to the Irish Times. The Taliban, after initially negotiating with Unocal, had begun showing a preference for Bridas Corporation of Argentina--could this possibly be the reason why the Bush administration has let Argentina's financial crisis spiral out of control?

While relevant questions regarding the September 11 attack went unanswered, without the benefit of UN resolutions, and despite the fact that the Taliban stated their willingness to give up Osama bin Laden for trial to an international court, the U.S. launched it's war on Afghanistan--one of the world's poorest countries, already devastated by 23 years of war and civil strife following the Russian invasion of 1979.


Irwin Arieff of Reuters reported (October 8, 2001) that U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte said, in a letter to the 15-nation Security Council, that the investigation into September 11 attacks on his country "has obtained clear and compelling information that the al-Qaeda organization, which is supported by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, had a central role in the attacks." The letter added, "there is still much we do not know. Our inquiry is in its early stages." Negroponte added, however, that "U.S. military raids on Afghanistan, joined by Britain, were launched Sunday under the authority of Article 51 of the UN charter, which allows nations under attack to defend themselves." This despite U.S. statements that 15 of the 19 alleged hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia.


The war in Afghanistan created a million new refugees (adding to the existing five or six million), caused the death of 4000 civilians (about 2800 civilians were killed in the September 11 attack), and President Bush seemed intent on continuing his father's Crusade. Former president Bush is reported to have told U.S. troops in Kuwait (AFP, Janurary 19, 2000) that they were "doing the Lord's work." Begun as Operation Infinite Justice, President Bush has vowed to save civilization itself. He has expanded his Crusade to the brutally repressed Moros of the Philippines. Israel's attack on Palestine has delayed his promised attack on Iraq. Yet more than six months after the U.S. launched its "war on terrorism," hard evidence regarding the September 11 attack remains scarce. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, in this speech at the prestigious Commonwealth Club of California on April 19, 2002, said: "In our investigation, we have not uncovered a single piece of paper--either here in the United States, or in the treasure trove of information that has turned up in Afghanistan and elsewhere--that mentioned any aspect of the September 11 plot."

[The first defense is to lie. If exposed, the second defense is to investigate, but not too much; the press will publicize, but they will not get to the heart of the matter.--Howard Zinn, "
Declarations of Independence: Cross-Examining American Ideology," HarperPerrenial (1991), p. 225] Enver Masud is an engineering management consultant, and the recipient of a Gold Award from the Human Rights Foundation for his book The War on Islam.

VIDEO: "Peter Jennings on ABC 7," archive.org, September 11, 2001

[While the official number of those missing and dead will inevitably rise over the next few weeks, authorities from American Airlines, United Airlines, the Department of Defense, the New York City Medical Examiners Office and the New York City Fire Department, have released partial lists.--"War Against Terror: List of Victims," cnn.com, 2001]

Fintan Dunne, "The Split Second Error: Exposing the WTC Bomb


Further articles and videos to watch


 The 9-11 Attacks Were Perpetrated By Agents Of The U.S. And Israeli Governments


The forgotten victims of September 11 — suffering from GroundZero toxins


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