by Ron Unz, reposted with permission
The twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks is almost upon us, and although their immediacy has been somewhat reduced by the events of the last eighteen months, we must recognize that they have drastically shaped the world history of the last two decades, greatly changing the daily lives and liberties of most ordinary Americans.
The widespread doubts about the reality of the official story provided by our government and almost universally promoted by our media has severely diminished popular faith in the credibility of those two crucial institutions, with consequences that are still very apparent in today’s highest profile issues.
Over the years, diligent researchers and courageous journalists have largely demolished the original narrative of those events, and have made a strong, perhaps even overwhelming case that the Israeli Mossad together with its American collaborators played the central role. My own reconstruction, substantially relying upon such accumulated evidence, came to such conclusions, and I am therefore republishing it below, drawn from my previous articles which had appeared in late 2018 and early 2020, with the later material making heavy use of Ronen Bergman’s authoritative 2018 history of the Mossad, which ran more than 750 pages.
Immediately following my own analysis is a link to a particularly noteworthy article along the same lines by French writer Laurent Guyénot, which we had originally released simultaneously with my own, then followed by more than a dozen other significant articles of the previous decade, all published or republished on this website. In coming days, some of these may also be separately featured as part of the twenty-year commemoration.
The 9/11 Attacks – What Happened?
Although somewhat related, political assassinations and terrorist attacks are distinct topics, and Bergman’s comprehensive volume explicitly focuses on the former, so we cannot fault him for providing only slight coverage of the latter. But the historical pattern of Israeli activity, especially with regard to false-flag attacks, is really quite remarkable, as I noted in a 2018 article:
One of history’s largest terrorist attacks prior to 9/11 was the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem by Zionist militants dressed as Arabs, which killed 91 people and largely destroyed the structure. In the famous Lavon Affair of 1954, Israeli agents launched a wave of terrorist attacks against Western targets in Egypt, intending to have those blamed on anti-Western Arab groups. There are strong claims that in 1950 Israeli Mossad agents began a series of false-flag terrorist bombings against Jewish targets in Baghdad, successfully using those violent methods to help persuade Iraq’s thousand-year-old Jewish community to emigrate to the Jewish state. In 1967, Israel launched a deliberate air and sea attack against the U.S.S. Liberty, intending to leave no survivors, killing or wounding over 200 American servicemen before word of the attack reached our Sixth Fleet and the Israelis withdrew.
The enormous extent of pro-Israel influence in world political and media circles meant that none of these brutal attacks ever drew serious retaliation, and in nearly all cases, they were quickly thrown down the memory hole, so that today probably no more than one in a hundred Americans is even aware of them. Furthermore, most of these incidents came to light due to chance circumstances, so we may easily suspect that many other attacks of a similar nature have never become part of the historical record.
Of these famous incidents, Bergman only includes mention of the King David Hotel bombing. But much later in his narrative, he describes the huge wave of false-flag terrorist attacks unleashed in 1981 by Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, who recruited a former high-ranking Mossad official to manage the project.
Under Israeli direction, large car bombs began exploding in the Palestinian neighborhoods of Beirut and other Lebanese cities, killing or injuring enormous numbers of civilians. A single attack in October inflicted nearly 400 casualties, and by December, there were eighteen bombings per month, with their effectiveness greatly enhanced by the use of innovative new Israeli drone technology. Official responsibility for all the attacks was claimed by a previously unknown Lebanese organization, but the intent was to provoke the PLO into military retaliation against Israel, thereby justifying Sharon’s planned invasion of the neighboring country.
Since the PLO stubbornly refused to take the bait, plans were put into motion for the huge bombing of an entire Beirut sports stadium using tons of explosives during a January 1st political ceremony, with the death and destruction expected to be “of unprecedented proportions, even in terms of Lebanon.” But Sharon’s political enemies learned of the plot and emphasized that many foreign diplomats including the Soviet ambassador were expected to be present and probably would be killed, so after a bitter debate, Prime Minister Begin ordered the attack aborted. A future Mossad chief mentions the major headaches they then faced in removing the large quantity of explosives that they had already planted within the structure.
I think that this thoroughly documented history of major Israeli false-flag terrorist attacks, including those against American and other Western targets, should be carefully kept in mind when we consider the 9/11 attacks, whose aftermath has massively transformed our society and cost us so many trillions of dollars. I analyzed the strange circumstances of the attacks and their likely nature at considerable length in my 2018 article:
Oddly enough, for many years after 9/11, I paid very little attention to the details of the attacks themselves. I was entirely preoccupied with building my content-archiving software system, and with the little time I could spare for public policy matters, I was totally focused on the ongoing Iraq War disaster, as well as my terrible fears that Bush might at any moment suddenly extend the conflict to Iran. Despite Neocon lies shamelessly echoed by our corrupt media, neither Iraq nor Iran had had anything whatsoever to do with the 9/11 attacks, so those events gradually faded in my consciousness, and I suspect the same was true for most other Americans. Al Qaeda had largely disappeared and Bin Laden was supposedly hiding in a cave somewhere. Despite endless Homeland Security “threat alerts,” there had been no further Islamic terrorism on American soil, and relatively little anywhere else outside of the Iraq charnel house. So the precise details of the 9/11 plots had become almost irrelevant to me.
Others I knew seemed to feel the same way. Virtually all the exchanges I had with my old friend Bill Odom, the three-star general who had run the NSA for Ronald Reagan, had concerned the Iraq War and risk it might spread to Iran, as well as the bitter anger he felt toward Bush’s perversion of his beloved NSA into an extra-constitutional tool of domestic espionage. When the New York Times broke the story of the massive extent of domestic NSA spying, Gen. Odom declared that President Bush should be impeached and NSA Director Michael Hayden court-martialed. But in all the years prior to his untimely passing in 2008, I don’t recall the 9/11 attacks themselves even once coming up as a topic in our discussions.
Admittedly, I’d occasionally heard of some considerable oddities regarding the 9/11 attacks here and there, and these certainly raised some suspicions. Most days I would glance at the Antiwar.com front page, and it seemed that some Israeli Mossad agents had been caught while filming the plane attacks in NYC, while a much larger Mossad “art student” spy operation around the country had also been broken up around the same time. Apparently, FoxNews had even broadcast a multi-part series on the latter topic before that expose was scuttled and “disappeared” under ADL pressure.
Although I wasn’t entirely sure about the credibility of those claims, it did seem plausible that Mossad had known of the attacks in advance and allowed them to proceed, recognizing the huge benefits that Israel would derive from the anti-Arab backlash. I think I was vaguely aware that Antiwar.com editorial director Justin Raimondo had published The Terror Enigma, a short book about some of those strange facts, bearing the provocative subtitle “9/11 and the Israeli Connection,” but I never considered reading it. In 2007, Counterpunch itself published a fascinating follow-up story about the arrest of that group of Israeli Mossad agents in NYC, who were caught filming and apparently celebrating the plane attacks on that fateful day, and the Mossad activity seemed to be far larger than I had previously realized. But all these details remained a little fuzzy in my mind next to my overriding concerns about wars in Iraq and Iran.
However, by the end of 2008 my focus had begun to change. Bush was leaving office without having started an Iranian war, and America had successfully dodged the bullet of an even more dangerous John McCain administration. I assumed that Barack Obama would be a terrible president and he proved worse than my expectations, but I still breathed a huge sigh of relief every day that he was in the White House.
Moreover, around that same time I’d stumbled across an astonishing detail of the 9/11 attacks that demonstrated the remarkable depths of my own ignorance. In a Counterpunch article, I’d discovered that immediately following the attacks, the supposed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had publicly denied any involvement, even declaring that no good Muslim would have committed such deeds.
Once I checked around a little and fully confirmed that fact, I was flabbergasted. 9/11 was not only the most successful terrorist attack in the history of the world, but may have been greater in its physical magnitude than all past terrorist operations combined. The entire purpose of terrorism is to allow a small organization to show the world that it can inflict serious losses upon a powerful state, and I had never previously heard of any terrorist leader denying his role in a successful operation, let alone the greatest in history. Something seemed extremely wrong in the media-generated narrative that I had previously accepted. I began to wonder if I had been as deluded as the tens of millions of Americans in 2003 and 2004 who naively believed that Saddam had been the mastermind behind the September 11th attacks. We live in a world of illusions generated by our media, and I suddenly felt that I had noticed a tear in the paper-mache mountains displayed in the background of a Hollywood sound-stage. If Osama was probably not the author of 9/11, what other huge falsehoods had I blindly accepted?
A couple of years later, I came across a very interesting column by Eric Margolis, a prominent Canadian foreign policy journalist purged from the broadcast media for his strong opposition to the Iraq War. He had long published a weekly column in the Toronto Sun and when that tenure ended, he used his closing appearance to run a double-length piece expressing his very strong doubts about the official 9/11 story, even noting that the former director of Pakistani Intelligence insisted that Israel had been behind the attacks.
I eventually discovered that in 2003 former German Cabinet Minister Andreas von Bülow had published a best-selling book strongly suggesting that the CIA rather than Bin Laden was behind the attacks, while in 2007 former Italian President Francesco Cossiga had similarly argued that the CIA and the Israeli Mossad had been responsible, claiming that fact was well known among Western intelligence agencies.
Over the years, all these discordant claims had gradually raised my suspicions about the official 9/11 story to rather strong levels, but it was only very recently that I finally found the time to begin to seriously investigate the subject and read eight or ten of the main 9/11 Truther books, mostly those by Prof. David Ray Griffin, the widely acknowledged leader in that field. And his books, together with the writings of his numerous colleagues and allies, revealed all sorts of very telling details, most of which had previously been unknown to me. I was also greatly impressed by the sheer number of seemingly reputable individuals of no apparent ideological bent who had become adherents of the 9/11 Truth movement over the years.
When utterly astonishing claims of an extremely controversial nature are made over a period of many years by numerous seemingly reputable academics and other experts, and they are entirely ignored or suppressed but never effectively rebutted, reasonable conclusions seem to point in an obvious direction. Based on my very recent readings in this topic, the total number of huge flaws in the official 9/11 story has now grown extremely long, probably numbering in the many dozens. Most of these individual items seem reasonably likely and if we decide that even just two or three of them are correct, we must totally reject the official narrative that so many of us have believed for so long.
Now I am merely just an amateur in the complex intelligence craft of extracting nuggets of truth from a mountain of manufactured falsehood. Although the arguments of the 9/11 Truth Movement seem quite persuasive to me, I would obviously have felt much more comfortable if they were seconded by an experienced professional, such as a top CIA analyst. A few years ago, I was shocked to discover that was indeed the case.
William Christison had spent 29 years at the CIA, rising to become one of its senior figures as Director of its Office of Regional and Political Analysis, with 200 research analysts serving under him. In August 2006, he published a remarkable 2,700 word article explaining why he no longer believed the official 9/11 story and felt sure that the 9/11 Commission Report constituted a cover-up, with the truth being quite different. The following year, he provided a forceful endorsement to one of Griffin’s books, writing that “[There’s] a strong body of evidence showing the official U.S. Government story of what happened on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies.” And Christison’s extreme 9/11 skepticism was seconded by that of many other highly regarded former US intelligence professionals.
We might expect that if a former CIA intelligence officer of Christison’s rank were to denounce the official 9/11 report as a fraud and a cover-up, such a story would constitute front-page news. But it was never reported anywhere in our mainstream media, and I only stumbled upon it a decade later.
Even our supposed “alternative” media outlets were nearly as silent. Throughout the 2000s, Christison and his wife Kathleen, also a former CIA analyst, had been regular contributors to Counterpunch, publishing many dozens of articles there and certainly being its most highly credentialed writers on intelligence and national security matters. But editor Alexander Cockburn refused to publish any of their 9/11 skepticism, so it never came to my attention at the time. Indeed, when I mentioned Christison’s views to current Counterpunch editor Jeffrey St. Clair a couple of years ago, he was stunned to discover that the friend he had regarded so very highly had actually become a “9/11 Truther.” When media organs serve as ideological gatekeepers, a condition of widespread ignorance becomes unavoidable.
With so many gaping holes in the official story of the events of seventeen years ago, each of us is free to choose to focus on those we personally consider most persuasive, and I have several of my own. Danish Chemistry professor Niels Harrit was one of the scientists who analyzed the debris of the destroyed buildings and detected the residual presence of nano-thermite, a military-grade explosive compound, and I found him quite credible during his hour-long interview on Red Ice Radio. The notion that an undamaged hijacker passport was found on an NYC street after the massive, fiery destruction of the skyscrapers is totally absurd, as was the claim that the top hijacker conveniently lost his luggage at one of the airports and it was found to contain a large mass of incriminating information. The testimonies of the dozens of firefighters who heard explosions just before the collapse of the buildings seems totally inexplicable under the official account. The sudden total collapse of Building Seven, never hit by any jetliners is also extremely implausible.
The 9/11 Attacks – Who Did It?
Let us now suppose that the overwhelming weight of evidence is correct, and concur with high-ranking former CIA intelligence analysts, distinguished academics, and experienced professionals that the 9/11 attacks were not what they appeared to be. We recognize the extreme implausibility that three huge skyscrapers in New York City suddenly collapsed at free-fall velocity into their own footprints after just two of them were hit by airplanes, and also that a large civilian jetliner probably did not strike the Pentagon leaving behind absolutely no wreckage and only a small hole. What actually did happen, and more importantly, who was responsible?
The first question is obviously impossible to answer without an honest and thorough official investigation of the evidence. Until that occurs, we should not be surprised that numerous, somewhat conflicting hypotheses have been advanced and debated within the confines of the 9/11 Truth community. But the second question is probably the more important and relevant one, and I think it has always represented a source of extreme vulnerability to 9/11 Truthers.
The most typical approach, as generally followed in the numerous Griffin books, is to avoid the issue entirely and focus solely on the gaping flaws in the official narrative. This is a perfectly acceptable position but leaves all sorts of serious doubts. What organized group would have been sufficiently powerful and daring to carry off an attack of such vast scale against the central heart of the world’s sole superpower? And how were they possibly able to orchestrate such a massively effective media and political cover-up, even enlisting the participation of the U.S. government itself?
The much smaller fraction of 9/11 Truthers who choose to address this “whodunit” question seem to be overwhelmingly concentrated among rank-and-file grassroots activists rather than the prestigious experts, and they usually answer “inside job!” Their widespread belief seems to be that the top political leadership of the Bush Administration, probably including Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, had organized the terrorist attacks, either with or without the knowledge of their ignorant nominal superior, President George W. Bush. The suggested motives included justifying military attacks against various countries, supporting the financial interests of the powerful oil industry and military-industrial complex, and enabling the destruction of traditional American civil liberties. Since the vast majority of politically-active Truthers seem to come from the far left of the ideological spectrum, they regard these notions as logical and almost self-evident.
Although not explicitly endorsing those Truther conspiracies, filmmaker Michael Moore’s leftist box office hit Fahrenheit 9/11 seemed to raise such similar suspicions. His small budget documentary earned an astonishing $220 million by suggesting that the very close business ties between the Bush family, Cheney, the oil companies, and the Saudis were responsible for the Iraq War aftermath of the terrorist attacks, as well as the domestic crackdown on civil liberties, which was part-and-parcel of the right-wing Republican agenda.
Unfortunately, this apparently plausible picture seems to have almost no basis in reality. During the drive to the Iraq War, I read Times articles interviewing numerous top oil men in Texas who expressed total puzzlement at why America was planning to attack Saddam, saying that they could only assume that President Bush knew something that they themselves did not. Saudi Arabian leaders were adamantly opposed to an American attack on Iraq, and made every effort to prevent it. Prior to his joining the Bush Administration, Cheney had served as CEO of Halliburton, an oil services giant, and his firm had heavily lobbied for the lifting of U.S. economic sanctions against Iraq. Prof. James Petras, a scholar of strong Marxist leanings, published an excellent 2008 book entitled Zionism, Militarism, and the Decline of US Power in which he conclusively demonstrated that Zionist interests rather than those of the oil industry had dominated the Bush Administration in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and promoted the Iraq War.
As for the Michael Moore film, I remember at the time sharing a laugh with a (Jewish) friend of mine, both of us finding it ridiculous that a government so overwhelmingly permeated by fanatically pro-Israel Neocons was being portrayed as being in thrall to the Saudis. Not only did the plotline of Moore’s film demonstrate the fearsome power of Jewish Hollywood, but its huge success suggested that most of the American public had apparently never heard of the Neocons.
Bush critics properly ridiculed the president for his tongue-tied statement that the 9/11 terrorists had attacked America “for its freedoms” and Truthers have reasonably branded as implausible the claims that the massive attacks were organized by a cave-dwelling Islamic preacher. But the suggestion that they were led and organized by the top figures of the Bush Administration seems even more preposterous.
Cheney and Rumsfeld had both spent decades as stalwarts of the moderate pro-business wing of the Republican Party, each serving in top government positions and also as CEOs of major corporations. The notion that they capped their careers by joining a new Republican administration in early 2001 and almost immediately set about organizing a gigantic false-flag terrorist attack upon the proudest towers of our largest city together with our own national military headquarters, intending to kill many thousands of Americans in the process, is too ridiculous to even be part of a leftist political satire.
Let’s step back a bit. In the entire history of the world, I can think of no documented case in which the top political leadership of a country has launched a major false-flag attack upon its own centers of power and finance and tried to kill large numbers of its own people. The America of 2001 was a peaceful and prosperous country run by relatively bland political leaders focused upon the traditional Republican goals of enacting tax-cuts for the rich and reducing environmental regulations. Too many Truther activists have apparently drawn their understanding of the world from the caricatures of leftist comic-books in which corporate Republicans are all diabolical Dr. Evils, seeking to kill Americans out of sheer malevolence, and Alexander Cockburn was absolutely correct to ridicule them at least on that particular score.
Consider also the simple practicalities of the situation. The gigantic nature of the 9/11 attacks as postulated by the Truth movement would have clearly required enormous planning and probably involved the work of many dozens or even hundreds of skilled agents. Ordering CIA operatives or special military units to organize secret attacks against civilian targets in Venezuela or Yemen is one thing, but directing them to mount attacks against the Pentagon and the heart of New York City would be fraught with stupendous risk.
Bush had lost the popular vote in November 2000 and had only reached the White House because of a few dangling chads in Florida and the controversial decision of a deeply divided Supreme Court. As a consequence, most of the American media regarded his new administration with enormous hostility. If the first act of such a newly-sworn presidential team had been ordering the CIA or the military to prepare attacks against New York City and the Pentagon, surely those orders would have been regarded as issued by a group of lunatics, and immediately leaked to the hostile national press.
The whole scenario of top American leaders being the masterminds behind 9/11 is beyond ridiculous, and those 9/11 Truthers who make or imply such claims—doing so without a single shred of solid evidence—have unfortunately played a major role in discrediting their entire movement. In fact, the common meaning of the “inside job” scenario is so patently absurd and self-defeating that one might even suspect that the claim was encouraged by those seeking to discredit the entire 9/11 Truth movement as a consequence.
The focus on Cheney and Rumsfeld seems particularly ill-directed. Although I’ve never met nor had any dealings with either of those individuals, I was quite actively involved in DC politics during the 1990s, and can say with some assurance that prior to 9/11, neither of them were regarded as Neocons. Instead, they were the archetypical examples of moderate business-type mainstream Republicans, stretching all the way back to their years at the top of the Ford Administration during the mid-1970s.
Skeptics of this claim may note that they signed the 1997 declaration issued by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a leading Neocon foreign policy manifesto organized by Bill Kristol, but I would regard that as something of a red herring. In DC circles, individuals are always recruiting their friends to sign various declarations, which may or may not be indicative of anything, and I remember Kristol trying to get me to sign the PNAC statement as well. Since my private views on that issue were absolutely 100% contrary to the Neocon position, which I regarded as foreign policy lunacy, I deflected his request and very politely turned him down. But I was quite friendly with him at the time, so if I had been someone without strong opinions in that area, I probably would have agreed.
This raises a larger point. By 2000, the Neocons had gained almost total control of all the major conservative/Republican media outlets and the foreign policy wings of nearly all the similarly aligned thinktanks in DC, successfully purging most of their traditional opponents. So although Cheney and Rumsfeld were not themselves Neocons, they were swimming in a Neocon sea, with a very large fraction of all the information they received coming from such sources and with their top aides such as “Scooter” Libby, Paul Wolfowitz, and Douglas Feith being Neocons. Rumsfeld was already somewhat elderly while Cheney had suffered several heart-attacks starting at age 37, so under those circumstances it may have been relatively easy for them to be shifted toward certain policy positions.
Indeed, the entire demonization of Cheney and Rumsfeld in anti-Iraq War circles has seemed somewhat suspicious to me. I always wondered whether the heavily Jewish liberal media had focused its wrath upon those two individuals in order to deflect culpability from the Jewish Neocons who were the obvious originators of that disastrous policy; and the same may be true of the 9/11 Truthers, who probably feared accusations of anti-Semitism. Regarding that former issue, a prominent Israeli columnist was characteristically blunt on the matter in 2003, strongly suggesting that 25 Neocon intellectuals, nearly all of them Jewish, were primarily responsible for the war. Under normal circumstances, the president himself would have surely been portrayed as the evil mastermind behind the 9/11 plot, but “W” was too widely known for his ignorance for such accusations to be credible.
It does seem entirely plausible that Cheney, Rumsfeld, and other top Bush leaders may have been manipulated into taking certain actions that inadvertently fostered the 9/11 plot, while a few lower-level Bush appointees might have been more directly involved, perhaps even as outright conspirators. But I do not think this is the usual meaning of the “inside job” accusation.
So where do we now stand? It seems very likely that the 9/11 attacks were the work of an organization far more powerful and professionally-skilled than a rag-tag band of nineteen random Arabs armed with box-cutters, but also that the attacks were very unlikely to have been the work of the American government itself. So who actually attacked our country on that fateful day seventeen years ago, killing thousands of our fellow citizens?
Effective intelligence operations are concealed in a hall of mirrors, often extremely difficult for outsiders to penetrate, and false-flag terrorist attacks certainly fall into this category. But if we apply a different metaphor, the complexities of such events may be seen as a Gordian Knot, almost impossible to disentangle, but vulnerable to the sword-stroke of asking the simple question “Who benefited?”
America and most of the world certainly did not, and the disastrous legacies of that fateful day have transformed our own society and wrecked many other countries. The endless American wars soon unleashed have already cost us many trillions of dollars and set our nation on the road to bankruptcy while killing or displacing many millions of innocent Middle Easterners. Most recently, that resulting flood of desperate refugees has begun engulfing Europe, and the peace and prosperity of that ancient continent is now under severe threat.
Our traditional civil liberties and constitutional protections have been drastically eroded, with our society having taken long steps toward becoming an outright police state. American citizens now passively accept unimaginable infringements on their personal freedoms, all originally begun under the guise of preventing terrorism.
I find it difficult to think of any country in the world that clearly gained as a result of the 9/11 attacks and America’s military reaction, with one single, solitary exception.
During 2000 and most of 2001, America was a peaceful prosperous country, but a certain small Middle Eastern nation had found itself in an increasingly desperate situation. Israel then seemed to be fighting for its life against the massive waves of domestic terrorism that constituted the Second Palestinian Intifada.
Ariel Sharon was widely believed to have deliberately provoked that uprising in September 2000 by marching to the Temple Mount backed by a thousand armed police, and the resulting violence and polarization of Israeli society had successfully installed him as Prime Minister in early 2001. But once in office, his brutal measures failed to end the wave of continuing attacks, which increasingly took the form of suicide-bombings against civilian targets. Many believed that the violence might soon trigger a huge outflow of Israeli citizens, perhaps producing a death-spiral for the Jewish state. Iraq, Iran, Libya, and other major Muslim powers were supporting the Palestinians with money, rhetoric, and sometimes weaponry, and Israeli society seemed close to crumbling. I remember hearing from some of my DC friends that numerous Israeli policy experts were suddenly seeking berths at Neocon thinktanks so that they could relocate to America.
Sharon was a notoriously bloody and reckless leader, with a long history of undertaking strategic gambles of astonishing boldness, sometimes betting everything on a single roll of the dice. He had spent decades seeking the Prime Ministership, but having finally obtained it, he now had his back to the wall, with no obvious source of rescue in sight.
The 9/11 attacks changed everything. Suddenly the world’s sole superpower was fully mobilized against Arab and Muslim terrorist movements, especially those connected with the Middle East. Sharon’s close Neocon political allies in America used the unexpected crisis as an opportunity to seize control of America’s foreign policy and national security apparatus, with an NSA staffer later reporting that Israeli generals freely roamed the halls of the Pentagon without any security controls. Meanwhile, the excuse of preventing domestic terrorism was used to implement newly centralized American police controls that were soon employed to harass or even shut down various anti-Zionist political organizations. One of the Israeli Mossad agents arrested by the police in New York City as he and his fellows were celebrating the 9/11 attacks and producing a souvenir film of the burning World Trade Center towers told the officers that “We are Israelis…Your problems are our problems.” And so they immediately became.
General Wesley Clark reported that soon after the 9/11 attacks he was informed that a secret military plan had somehow come into being under which America would attack and destroy seven major Muslim countries over the next few years, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Libya, which coincidentally were all of Israel’s strongest regional adversaries and the leading supporters of the Palestinians. As America began to expend enormous oceans of blood and treasure attacking all of Israel’s enemies after 9/11, Israel itself no longer needed to do so. Partly as a consequence, almost no other nation in the world has so enormously improved its strategic and economic situation during the last seventeen years, even while a large fraction of the American population has become completely impoverished during that same period and our national debt has grown to insurmountable levels. A parasite can often grow fat even as its host suffers and declines.
I have emphasized that for many years after the 9/11 attacks I paid little attention to the details and had only the vaguest notion that there even existed an organized 9/11 Truth movement. But if someone had ever convinced me that the terrorist attacks had been false-flag operations and someone other than Osama had been responsible, my immediate guess would have been Israel and its Mossad.
Certainly no other nation in the world can remotely match Israel’s track-record of remarkably bold high-level assassinations and false-flag attacks, terrorist and otherwise, against other countries, even including America and its military. Furthermore, the enormous dominance of Jewish and pro-Israel elements in the American establishment media and increasingly that of many other major countries in the West has long ensured that even when the solid evidence of such attacks was discovered, very few ordinary Americans would ever hear those facts.
Once we accept that the 9/11 attacks were probably a false-flag operation, a central clue to the likely perpetrators has been their extraordinary success in ensuring that such a wealth of enormously suspicious evidence has been totally ignored by virtually the entire American media, whether liberal or conservative, left-wing or right-wing.
In the particular case at hand, the considerable number of zealously pro-Israel Neocons situated just beneath the public surface of the Bush Administration in 2001 could have greatly facilitated both the successful organization of the attacks and their effective cover-up and concealment, with Libby, Wolfowitz, Feith, and Richard Perle being merely the most obvious names. Whether such individuals were knowing conspirators or merely had personal ties allowing them to be exploited in furthering the plot is entirely unclear.
Most of this information must surely have long been apparent to knowledgeable observers, and I strongly suspect that many individuals who had paid much greater attention than myself to the details of the 9/11 attacks may have quickly formed a tentative conclusion along these same lines. But for obvious social and political reasons, there is a great reluctance to publicly point the finger of blame towards Israel on a matter of such enormous magnitude. Hence, except for a few fringe activists here and there, such dark suspicions remained private.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the 9/11 Truth movement probably feared they would be destroyed by media accusations of deranged anti-Semitism if they had ever expressed even a hint of such ideas. This political strategy may have been necessary, but by failing to name any plausible culprit, they created a vacuum that was soon filled by “useful idiots” who shouted “inside job!” while pointing an accusing finger toward Cheney and Rumsfeld, and thereby did so much to discredit the entire 9/11 Truth movement.
This unfortunate conspiracy of silence finally ended in 2009 when Dr. Alan Sabrosky, former Director of Studies at the US Army War College, stepped forward and publicly declared that the Israeli Mossad had very likely been responsible for the 9/11 attacks, writing a series of columns on the subject, and eventually presenting his views in a number of media interviews, along with additional analyses.
Obviously, such explosive charges never reached the pages of my morning Times, but they did receive considerable if transitory coverage in portions of the alternative media, and I remember seeing the links very prominently featured at Antiwar.com and widely discussed elsewhere. I had never previously heard of Sabrosky, so I consulted my archiving system and immediately discovered that he had a perfectly respectable record of publication on military affairs in mainstream foreign policy periodicals and had also held a series of academic appointments at prestigious institutions. Reading one or two of his articles on 9/11, I felt he made a rather persuasive case for Mossad involvement, with some of his information already known to me but much of it not.
Since I was very busy with my software work and had never spent any time investigating 9/11 or reading any of the books on the topic, my belief in his claims back then was obviously quite tentative. But now that I have finally looked into the subject in much greater detail and done a great deal of reading, I think it seems quite likely that his 2009 analysis was entirely correct.
I would particularly recommend his long 2011 interview on Iranian Press TV, which I first watched just a couple of days ago. He came across as highly credible and forthright in his claims:
He also provided a pugnacious conclusion in a much longer 2010 radio interview:
Sabrosky focused much of his attention upon a particular segment of a Dutch documentary film on the 9/11 attacks produced several years earlier. In that fascinating interview, a professional demolition expert named Danny Jowenko who was largely ignorant of the 9/11 attacks immediately identified the filmed collapse of WTC Building 7 as a controlled-demolition, and the remarkable clip was broadcast worldwide on Press TV and widely discussed across the Internet.
And by a very strange coincidence, just three days after Jowenko’s broadcast video interview had received such heavy attention, he had the misfortune to die in a frontal collision with a tree in Holland. I’d suspect that the community of professional demolition experts is a small one, and Jowenko’s surviving industry colleagues may have quickly concluded that serious misfortune might visit those who rendered controversial expert opinions on the collapse of the three World Trade Center towers.
Meanwhile, the ADL soon mounted a huge and largely successful effort to have Press TV banned in the West for promoting “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,” even persuading YouTube to entirely eliminate the huge video archive of those past shows, notably including Sabrosky’s long interview.
Most recently, Sabrosky provided an hour-long presentation at this June’s Deep Truth video panel conference, during which he expressed considerable pessimism about America’s political predicament, and suggested that the Zionist control over our politics and media had grown even stronger over the last decade.
His discussion was soon rebroadcast by Guns & Butter, a prominent progressive radio program, which as a consequence was soon purged from its home station after seventeen years of great national popularity and strong listener support.
The late Alan Hart, a very distinguished British broadcast journalist and foreign correspondent, also broke his silence in 2010 and similarly pointed to the Israelis as the likely culprits behind the 9/11 attacks. Those interested may wish to listen to his extended interview.
Journalist Christopher Bollyn was one of the first writers to explore the possible Israeli links to the 9/11 attacks, and the details contained in his long series of newspaper articles are often quoted by other researchers. In 2012, he gathered together this material and published it in the form of a book entitled Solving 9-11, thereby making his information on the possible role of the Israeli Mossad available to a much wider audience, with a version being available online. Unfortunately his printed volume severely suffers from the typical lack of resources available to the writers on the political fringe, with poor organization and frequent repetition of the same points due to its origins in a set of individual articles, and this may diminish its credibility among some readers. So those who purchase it should be forewarned about these serious stylistic weaknesses.
Probably a much better compendium of the very extensive evidence pointing to the Israeli hand behind the 9/11 attacks has been more recently provided by French writer Laurent Guyénot, both in his 2017 book JFK-9/11: 50 Years of the Deep State and also his 8,500 word article “9/11 was an Israeli Job”, published concurrently with this one and providing a far greater wealth of detail than is contained here. While I would not necessarily endorse all of his claims and arguments, his overall analysis seems fully consistent with my own.
These writers have provided a great deal of material in support of the Israeli Mossad Hypothesis, but I would focus attention on just one important point. We would normally expect that terrorist attacks resulting in the complete destruction of three gigantic office buildings in New York City and an aerial assault on the Pentagon would be an operation of enormous size and scale, involving very considerable organizational infrastructure and manpower. In the aftermath of the attacks, the US government undertook great efforts to locate and arrest the surviving Islamic conspirators, but scarcely managed to find a single one. Apparently, they had all died in the attacks themselves or otherwise simply vanished into thin air.
But without making much effort at all, the American government did quickly round up and arrest some 200 Israeli Mossad agents, many of whom had been based in exactly the same geographical locations as the purported 19 Arab hijackers. Furthermore, NYC police arrested some of these agents while they were publicly celebrating the 9/11 attacks, and others were caught driving vans in the New York area containing explosives or their residual traces. Most of these Mossad agents refused to answer any questions, and many of those who did failed polygraph tests, but under massive political pressure all were eventually released and deported back to Israel. A couple of years ago, much of this information was very effectively presented in a short video available on YouTube.
There is another fascinating tidbit that I have very rarely seen mentioned. Just a month after the 9/11 attacks, two Israelis were caught sneaking weapons and explosives into the Mexican Parliament building, a story that naturally produced several banner-headlines in leading Mexican newspapers at the time but which was greeted by total silence in the American media. Eventually, under massive political pressure, all charges were dropped and the Israeli agents were deported back home. This remarkable incident was only reported on a small Hispanic-activist website, and discussed in a few other places. Some years ago I easily found the scanned front pages of the Mexican newspapers reporting those dramatic events on the Internet, but I can no longer easily locate them. The details are obviously somewhat fragmentary and possibly garbled, but certainly quite intriguing.
One might speculate that if supposed Islamic terrorists had followed up their 9/11 attacks by attacking and destroying the Mexican parliament building a month later, Latin American support for America’s military invasions in the Middle East would have been greatly magnified. Furthermore, any scenes of such massive destruction in the Mexican capital by Arab terrorists would surely have been broadcast non-stop on Univision, America’s dominant Spanish-language network, fully solidifying Hispanic support for President Bush’s military endeavors.
Although my growing suspicions about the 9/11 attacks stretch back a decade or more, my serious investigation of the topic is quite recent, so I am certainly a newcomer to the field. But sometimes an outsider can notice things that may escape the attention of those who have spent so many years deeply immersed in a given topic.
From my perspective, a huge fraction of the 9/11 Truth community spends far too much of its time absorbed in the particular details of the attacks, debating the precise method by which the World Trade Center towers in New York were brought down or what actually struck the Pentagon. But these sorts of issues seem of little ultimate significance.
I would argue that the only important aspect of such technical issues is whether the overall evidence is sufficiently strong to establish the falsehood of the official 9/11 narrative and also demonstrate that the attacks must have been the work of a highly sophisticated organization with access to advanced military technology rather than a rag-tag band of 19 Arabs armed with box-cutters. Beyond that, none of those details matter.
In that regard, I believe that the volume of factual material collected by determined researchers over the last seventeen years has easily met that requirement, perhaps even ten or twenty times over. For example, even agreeing upon a single particular item such as the clear presence of nano-thermite, a military-grade explosive compound, would immediately satisfy those two criteria. So I see little point in endless debates over whether nano-thermite was used, or nano-thermite plus something else, or just something else entirely. And such complex technical debates may serve to obscure the larger picture, while confusing and intimidating any casually-interested onlookers, thereby being quite counter-productive to the overall goals of the 9/11 Truth movement.
Once we have concluded that the culprits were part of a highly sophisticated organization, we can then focus on the Who and the Why, which surely would be of greater importance than the particular details of the How. Yet currently all the endless debate over the How tends to crowd out the Who and the Why, and I wonder whether this unfortunate situation might even be intentional.
Perhaps one reason is that once sincere 9/11 Truthers do focus on those more important questions, the vast weight of the evidence clearly points in a single direction, implicating Israel and its Mossad intelligence service, with the case being overwhelmingly strong in motive, means, and opportunity. And leveling accusations of blame at Israel and its domestic collaborators for the greatest attack ever launched against America on our own soil entails enormous social and political risks.
But such difficulties must be weighed against the reality of three thousand American civilian lives and the subsequent seventeen years of our multi-trillion-dollar wars, which have produced tens of thousands of dead or wounded American servicemen and the death or displacement of many millions of innocent Middle Easterners.
The members of the 9/11 Truth movement must therefore ask themselves whether or not “Truth” is indeed the central goal of their efforts.
Other Noteworthy 9/11 Articles Available on this Website
- 9/11 Was an Israeli Job
How America was neoconned into World War IV
Laurent Guyénot • The Unz Review • September 10, 2018 • 8,500 Words
- What Did Israel Know in Advance of the 9/11 Attacks?
Cheering Movers and Art Student Spies
Christopher Ketcham • Counterpunch • March 1, 2007 • 6,900 Words
- Fifty Questions on 9/11
Pepe Escobar • Asia Times • September 12, 2009 • 2,000 Words
- More Questions on 9/11
Pepe Escobar • Asia Times • September 18, 2009 • 1,300 Words
- 9/11: the Mother of All Coincidences
Eric Margolis • Toronto Sun Media • September 10, 2010 • 1,700 Words
- 9/11 Sounds from the Ground
Alan Sabrosky • Veterans Today • March 11, 2011 • 300 Words
- Demystifying 9/11: Israel and the Tactics of Mistake
Alan Sabrosky • Veterans Today • June 27, 2011 • 5,100 Words
- Riposte Against Zionism: Go Tell It to the People
Alan Sabrosky • Veterans Today • July 4, 2011 • 4,800 Words
- The 11th Anniversary of 9/11
Paul Craig Roberts • PaulCraigRoberts.org • September 11, 2012 • 3,200 Words
- The 9/11 Truth Movement 15 Years Later
Where Do We Stand?
The Saker • The Vineyard of the Saker • September 11, 2016 • 2,800 Words
- 9/11 Truth?
Was it an “American coup?”
Philip Giraldi • The Unz Review • October 25, 2016 • 1,600 Words
- Obscured American: Rudy Dent a 9-11 First Responder
Linh Dinh • The Unz Review • April 9, 2017 • 2,900 Words
- Alan “Israel Did 9/11” Sabrosky: Most Censored Man in America
Kevin Barrett • The Unz Review • March 24, 2019 • 1,400 Words
- Israel’s Role In 9/11
FBI evidence supports prior knowledge or complicity
Philip Giraldi • The Unz Review • May 28, 2019 • 2,100 Words
- The Dancing Israelis: FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks
Whitney Webb • Mint Press News • September 10, 2019 • 3,900 Words
- More Americans Questioning Official 9/11 Story As New Evidence Contradicts Official Narrative
Whitney Webb • Mint Press News • September 11, 2019 • 2,200 Words
I don’t like Ron Unz, and I don’t like his racist website either.
Am I allowed to say that?
Well, you are asking the wrong question. Yes, you are “allowed” to say that, just like you are allowed to pick your nose or play the violin.
The question you should ask yourself is WHY on earth you would want to post this???
Nobody asked you to marry Unz, or even date him. And since he is no a dish, you cannot eat him either. So your “likes” are total non-sequitur.
Furthermore, nobody here give a damn about your likes or dislikes. Breaking news: the universe does not revolve around you.
Next, you call the Unz review “racist” which means that folks like Fred Reed, Linh Dinh, Ron Unz and, indeed, myself are racists. It is bad enough that this is not factually true, what is worse is that you make it sound as if “anti-racism” was some kind of holy dogma everybody has to live by.
Also, breaking news for you, racists might be wrong about their racism, but that does not disqualify them from other topics.
What you a really saying is this: I don’t approve of this posted on the Saker blog.
Dude – this is a call for ME to make, not you.
Last but not least, if you had enough intelligence to understand it by yourself, without being told, the article is about 9/11 so by posting your likes or dislikes about Unz, his review or racism, YOU ARE WASTING EVERYBODY’S TIME!!!
But you are clearly so self-absorbed in your “righteousness” that not only do you now see that, you don’t give a damn about it, which is even worse.
Next time, ask your self these questions before posting a comment:
1) does my comment contribute to the discussion, even a little?
2) is my comment pertinent to the discussion or is it 100% off-topic?
3) do my arguments even make sense (though in your case there was no “argument”, just a stream-of-consciousness utterly irrelevant for everybody except you).
Look, there are MILLIONS of websites out there were you would feel right at home, in a company of similarly minded friends who would give you thumbs up for your comment.
So, here is my suggestion: go there and STAY there.
Your long rant notwithstanding, you published my comment, which means on some level, you wanted it up here, and at the very top of the comments.
Surely you cannot have failed to notice the white supremacist sentiments that are being nurtured at the Unz review.
For my “long rant” to be notwithstanding, you offered not a SINGLE argument. Zero.
Unless, of course, like a telepath, you are now having amazing insights into my thinking or my motives.
Uh, not really.
Breaking news: you are not a telepath :-)
As for the Unz review, I have been insulted there week after week after week by a immature crowd of wannabe Nazis, assorted nutcases and, mostly imbeciles. And yes, there are MANY racists posting there and some, but NOT all, of the articles posed there are bona fide racists. No doubt about that.
Your guilt by association show a primitive mind with no real analytical capabilities, sorry.
And your latest reply is STILL totally irrelevant to the topic at hand: everything I stand still stands, you had nothing to say in your defense other than guessing my motives (pathetic, really…).
And, worst of all, you are STILL wasting our space on the blog and my time,
The Saker blog is not, repeat, NOT an “ideologically pure” blog. Some, like you, can’t handle that. They seem to need the comfort of ideological uniformity. Fine. Mostly, I feel sorry for them, but I don’t want there around here.
So please pack your certitudes and go into an “ideologically pure” environment. You will like it MUCH more and you will stop interrupting the adults in the room.
So, bye-bye, pretty please!
Anybody still screaming about “mUh eViL wHiTe SuPrEmaCy” is themselves a victim of Soros propaganda and mainstream media lies. Those types don’t belong here and aren’t gonna like the raw truth given to them by people like Mr. Saker and Ron Untz, sorry. The fact that you say Ron is a white supremacist goes to show that you consider the truth itself to be white supremacy. This is the hallmark of someone whom has been brainwashed by Soros propaganda.
I have a hard time believing people are worried about some fake invented threat of “white supremacy” while we are dealing with a government which murdered 3,000 of its own citizens on 9/11 just so they could justify murdering millions more across the middle east.
Christ dude. (Insults removed,do not insult fellow posters,MOD)
1. Decades before 9-11, “Ground Zero” was defined by Webster’s dictionary, as the site of a nuclear explosion, conducted in proximity below or above the surface of the earth.
2. According to a 1977 DoE report, a layer of water 7 centimeters thick halves the ionizing radiation transmitted through the water (the remainder radiation is moderated into heat).
3. On 9/11, before the towers crashed, Spark-stocks were flying out of the four corners of the towers, on the upper floors of the towers.
4. Immediately before each tower crashed, a tremor war registered on the Richter scale, comparable to an underground nuclear detonation.
5. Right after the attack, firefighters said they had seen molten steel flowing from the elevator shaft, in the basement of the towers.
6. Firefighters reported, and videos showed that cars parked near the towers were burned by radiation.
7. Video shows that steel beams from the towers, disintegrated in midair while crashing down in free fall speed, in the plume of building material turned to dust.
8. In the aftermath, the remaining steel was quickly transported to China, without any forensic examination. Firefighters poured water in to the crater below the towers for weeks, in order to cool down the molten bed rock and steel within the crater.
9. Today, the crater beneath the twin towers is filled with concrete to form two basins filled with water.
10. The 9/11 memorial site is called “Ground Zero”.
The most logical explanation regarding these 9/11 phenomenon’s are: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/I2bjPeZ0Cvnc/ Part 1 – 22.
However, the logical explanation opens up a Pandora’s box of satanic lies and crimes against humanity.
As the world have officially accepted the 9/11 lies, Humanity has now faced hell on earth for 20 years.
I do not accept the NIST explanation, and demand the real perpetrators prosecuted for crimes against humanity. How about you?
Yes, you are allowed to say it. However, by doing so you are resorting to an ad hominem attack on Unz, rather than addressing the arguments in his article.
As I understand it, Unz’s site has a free speech policy and publication does not imply endorsement of any of the resulting wide range of views–racist or otherwise–expressed on the site.
I would say that at least WTC 7 was definitely controlled demolition. And the timing could not possibly have been accidental: a clean and proper demolition takes days or weeks of preparation.
Which means the owner of WTC 7 (Larry Silverstein) must have had some foreknowledge of the strikes on the Twin Towers, many days ahead of time. He obviously didn’t warn the people in his tower, so their deaths are his fault. He should be prosecuted.
Another implication is that as Silverstein is Jewish, the Israelis must have known about the Twin Tower strikes too — and they neglected to tell the US. With friends like these, the US doesn’t need an enemy.
The twin towers were brought down by controlled demolition, both falling with perfect mathematical precision. Once they fell, there was more dust on the ground than rubble, with analysts wondering what in fact was used for the demolitions (mini nukes ? … why did so many fire fighters die from cancer ?). On the Internet you could have seen a photo of the remains of one of those buildings. A steel girder is shown. It was neatly cut in half, proof that it did not melt from aircraft fuel, but was rather broken by a powerful explosion.
Another implication is that as Silverstein is Jewish, the Israelis must have known about the Twin Tower strikes too
That is not logical at all. Oh, I am pretty confident that Silverstein was in the know, but your REASON for that is that he is Jewish.
The truth is that 99% of Jews have NO IDEA what the Neocons and the Israelis are doing. I am on all the Jewish mailing lists in the USA, I often read Commentary or what the American Jewish Congress writes, and I can tell you that they don’t even *hint* at a possible problem with the official 9/11 fairy tale.
Finally, I have a lot of Jewish friends, including some VERY sharp ones and I can assure that that A LOT of US Jews deeply disapprove of both the Neocons and Israel.
Here is the sad irony: by suggesting that Jews are somehow different, and all working together against the stupid goyim and have their loyalties with Israel just by being born Jewish. you make what is a racist statement… which is immoral AND factually wrong.
Did you know that A LOT of US Jews never even visited Israel in total disgust over it? I have known a lot of such anti-Israeli US Jews.
Where I TOTALLY agree with you is that the Neocons and Israel are not “friends” – they are the worst enemy of the USA and they GREATLY contributed to the collapse of both the Empire and the USA.
But that is because of their *beliefs* or *worldview* not because they were born Jewish!
Had the owner of WTC7 been not Silverstein but, say, Clinton or Pompeo, the result would have been the same. And Cheney is not a Jew.
So how about we drop any discussions about who was born what and, instead, focus on who actually DOES the things we object to!
Probably most Jews didn’t have advanced knowledge of 9/11. But how did Silverstein know? Does he have his own intelligence service?
Cyril, that is the right sort of question for a proper criminal investigation into the 911 terrorist atrocity. Neither the Bush regime nor any subsequent U$ regime have set up such a court. One ray of hope is an ongoing civil case, which I think is crowd funded. Many more such crowd funded cases would help. Also writing to your congressman to set up a proper criminal investigation into shady characters like Silverstein.
Silverstein doubled the insurance policy on the WTC when he bought it shortly before 9/11. He made billions out of it. He said on 9/11 that he had “pulled” WTC7. Not all Jews are Silversteins/ Weinsteins/ Epsteins/ Madoffs by any means, but a disconcerting number of people of that ilk do turn out to be Jewish. Biden’s administration is made up 75% of extreme Zionist Jews. Not much “Diversity” there.
Saker, I agree with your comment about racism. But the question is: why are the Jews dominating to that extent media, banks, politics etc?
This is the list of the main Neocons: Perle, Kristol, Wurmser, Kagan, Wolfowitz, Cohen, Abrams, Libby, Frum, Podhoretz, Bolton, Leeden etc. 10 out of 12 are Jewish. How is that even possible??? The Jews are around 2% of American population.
How to theoretically solve this problem without falling into some kind of antisemitism even in the mildest form?
When the ‘thingy’ hit Pentagon, I wondered, ‘where’d the wings go?’ Big roundish hole, but there were no wings or landing gear outside the building, and the physics required to have both wings follow the ‘plane’ through that ’round hole’ well, I was wondering.
When I seen video of the plane that flew into the tower, a rear shot, the ‘wings’ which I would have expected to break off and fall in pieces to the ground, just morphed into the glass windows and disapperaed, well, I was wondering.
Tower 7 fell in England 20 or so minutes before it fell in New York….physics of time I suppose….but then
the other day bwbs on another thread mentioned an oddity I’d never heard of, that the Towers fell in Austraila, hours before they fell in London and New York………..CGI’d…….well, I was wondering about that.
“Tower 7 fell in England 20 or so minutes before it fell in New York….Physics of time”
Ah yes… The BBC anchor announcing the destruction of building 7 while it was still standing behind her… …BBC explained it away by saying that video and sound weren’t coordinated or something like that… lol! I guess sound was travelling faster than light that day..
As one who has watched a considerable number of videos detailing airplane crashes over several decades and the causes leading up to those catastrophes, no videography or photography of any airplane crash site, no matter how severe the accident, completely obliterates all traces of the aircraft. There are invariably recognizable parts of the aircraft that can be examined for clues whereby investigators piece together a theory explaining the plane’s crash. I have seen nothing on video, nor any still photography (not that there’s much to begin with) that would lead to an unarguable conclusion that a civilian aircraft struck the Pentagon.
“…at least WTC 7 was definitely controlled demolition.”
What are the odds that WTC7 is prepared in complete secrecy for controled demolition and “pulled” the same day when terorists happen to fly into neighbouring buildings?
There is one more possibility.
US deep state and MIC planned&executed false flag on Pentagon to burn evidences on embezzled money, plus to instigate War on Terror. Pentagon is more than enough for that.
Job is outsorced to Israelis as the most experienced and because of security reasons.
US Jews lobby recognised opportunity to make big bucks and to get rid of asbestos infested Twin Towers without paying to NYC billons for their safe cleansing. Larry Silverstein was given task to do his part for hefty insurance money.
Bush family and many others benefited from demolishing WTC 7 because of their connections in Enron disaster. So every single paper trail evidence was conveniently moved for safe keeping… into WTC7. Months prior 911 at the order of Mr. President.
My guess is that all of them are involved, one way or another. Only that way secret could be kept for decades without someone to blow the whistle.
Legalization of unrestricted spying on everyone came as free gift.
On Sep 13, 2001, http://www.people.cn posted an article on nine-eleven that concluded “how smart those terrorists must have been” because they knew exactly where to strike the 2 buildings with “that pinpoint accuracy needed to collapse” the buildings. Total BS from a sly article.
Both of the towers underwent massive elevator renovations just months before the attack. Many witnesses spoke about lots of boxes coming into the buildings during that time. They also spoke of elevator problems and the security system being turned off at times. The elevator shafts were located where the primary support structures were. I also read that the company responsible for the renovations were nowhere to be found after 911. This was the opportunity for explosives to be brought in unnoticed.
” I also read that the company responsible for the renovations were nowhere to be found after 911″
Right there is the proof. That, combined with the utterly undeniable physics of removal of support to allow free fal speed of collapse into its own footprint should have been front and centre of the conclusions of any investigation being conducted by competent individuals. It was not.
There are pictures, still available on some of the investigative websites, of “Israeli art students” working on their project, on an unused floor (or in a pipe space? between floors). Stacked next to them are apparently boxes of electrical connectors from the Littelfuse company. There are other sizes and shapes of boxes also stacked, but you can’t quite make out the markings on them. The “art students” are wearing harnesses, the sort you might need to clamber about a tall building without using an elevator car…
As I recall, this “art installation” was done in June or July of that year. It involved removing a window pane about 300 meters above street level, and building a temporary scaffold outside the building.
Of course, there is also the book by Mike Ruppert, in which most of the leads he investigated led back to the vice president’s desk.
The power was turned off for major repairs/computer installations for the long weekend and Tuesday was when the buildings were blown up. The property manager informed the few tenants of the WTC complex and a couple were servers companies which are really required ALWAYS to have someone/s physically ‘babysit’ 24/7 the generators that temporarily power such companies. One account by an Aussie sysadmin stuck in the buildings for the most long weekend confirmed heavy people activity with site deliveries and lots of banging/drilling at all hours.
What’s really disgusting is that little country can poke the US in the eye and put a finger where the sun don’t shine and stir it for it’s pleasure. With a cohort of TLA’s of the US in tow. This country is so beholden to them. After all it’s their people who made USA a super power. That’s worth a pound of flesh or conscience. Right?
Regardless of the “how” of 9/11, the “who” was most certainly not the 19 Arabs whose pictures were plastered all over the front pages of newspapers within hours of the attacks. Thus, the so-called “war on terror” was an attack on Muslims, millions of them. Wesley Clark spilled the beans soon after 9/11 when he reported, “the plan was to bring down 7 nations in 5 years, all of them Muslim, all for Israel.
Before you jump to conclusions that the real perps of 9/11 were Israel and US neocons, remember that most Zionists in the USA are Christian, not Jewish. For decades these folks have been praying for the return of the Jews to Palestine to displace indigenous Palestinians with Europeans. Consequently, they are fully supportive of the ethnic cleansing of Greater Israel, from the Nile to the Euphrates.
These are the Rapture-me-outta-here crowd that prays for an apocalyptic final conflict that will bring their warrior messiah back to Earth to smite all unbelievers. That this would include the very Ashkenazim they now throw millions of dollars at in Israel, makes their ongoing support a bit suspect, I would think.
At any rate, these true-believers have no problem believing that 9/11 was an attack by Islam on the USA. Also, that jet aircraft could fly at full speed into buildings without disintegrating is just one more miracle, like how the Earth was created exactly 6025 years ago because the Bible says so. Theirs is a faith-based belief system and no one is going to talk them out of it.
What does the timetable for creation of the earth have to do with 911? Were the perpetrators of the 911 crime also responsible for the creation?
These are true believers, Roger. The same faith-based reality that leads to them to believe that the Earth was created exactly 6025 years ago because someone counted up the “begats” in the Scofield Reference Bible, also leads them to buy into the fable that Muslims attacked the USA on 9/11 despite all evidence to the contrary. The fact that fully one quarter of Americans think the Sun goes around the Earth (Google it.) makes them especially receptive to anything their charlatan pastors tell them, including that the European Ashkenazim have the right to displace the indigenous people of Palestine.
As Pastor John Hagee said recently, “50 million Bible-reading Christians and 5 million Jews who all stand with Israel is a match made in Heaven.” Hell is more like it.
I would like to thank you for your contribution to my ‘big picture’ understanding of Israel. As in, it is essentially an outgrowth of the Anglo empire, rather than some separate outside actor. Like Europe during the Crusades, the empire needed an outpost in the middle east.
In almost all the other accounts I read, the narrator goes off on an anti-Jewish tangent, and completely fails to understand this relationship. Until reading this blog for a while, I had little to counter such a tangent.
I have also noticed a similar lack of thought about Russia. They’ll be going on about “Kremlin this” and “Putin that” without the faintest idea what they’re talking about. Or more likely, they will be blaming the KGB for something…
A very interesting read. Mr. Unz comes across as a very reasonable logical person. While plotters could have had unfettered access to the main Word Trade Center towers under the guise of repairing the elevator system it does not explain how they would have been able to access WTC 7 which was home to several government agencies. The only conclusion that seems plausible is that these agencies were in on the plot not just the Neocons and Israelis. Sadly, no real investigation seems likely. At this point it would take a large public demand for one which is largely non-existent.
Unz, makes the argument that the false flag attack was unlikely to have been an inside job and that Cheney and Rumsfeld may have been fall guys for the Israelis. This argument ignores the concurrent anthrax attacks that were clearly of American origin. It wasn’t just the Israelis that took advantage of their favored state. They had active assistance from within the US government. If the US government had been blindsided by the Israelis then there would have been a demand for and investigation when there was none.l
No need to speculate. There are first hand witnesses who were closer to the scene than anyone. They obviously knew what happened a few moments earlier.
Also, I watched the 9/11 events unfold live on TV, and from TV cameras on the ground amongst the crowds, I clearly recall first responders (police I recall) ushering back the public saying they were about to blow the building. This would have been Tower 2. I cannot now find that video.
Yeah, I also remember a footage where people were saying something like “get out of here, it’s going to be demolished soon”, referred to WT7, while the building was still up.
And during all these years 1991-2021 China has carefully studied and worked. Build its strength and prosperity. American real economy has not grown much since 1971.
Mats, same with Russia: during these 20 wasted years in the West chasing imaginary hobgoblins, Russia under Putin carefully studied and worked. Built its strength and prosperity.
Both countries are a beacon to our distracted world.
There’s a telltale at the start of the video of the third tower.
There was a huge antenna on top of it, and at the start it clearly goes into smoke.
What kind of explosive does that?
Carlos that antenna turning to dust and the 2 towers turning to dust is my biggest peeves about the whole thing, only 1 weapon can do that but i have been told that mini nukes are just a conspiracy theory, even tho there supposedly was plans for using mini nukes to tear them down in official documents because of building codes of NY🤷♂️
IDK, but im not willing to let the minature nuke theory go at this time.
I have found no other plausible explanation for both towers turning to dust and just collapse like a pyroclastic stream from a volcano.
I am not willing to bet on the use of mini nukes tho, because i simply do not know what happened.
uncertain on what happened on 911
Antenna may have been a Tesla type ray beam.
He built more things than people know.
Dr Judy Wood has a book, “Where did the towers go” in which she makes the case that the towers were a demonstration of a directed energy weapon. (Amazon, US$60 ) I have read bits of it, looked very carefully at the videos and photgrahic evidence and it seems to be a hypothesis that is worthy of careful consideration. Yes, steel girders did turn to dust in free fall. How does that happen? That does not mean that other hypothesis are not also valid, there may have been multiple operations running to backstop each other to prevent failure.
Interestingly Trumps Uncle was charged with collecting up and analysing Tesla’s paper. Small world.
Just read an article by Ron Paul, where he says that 9/11 was blowback, because the US was bombing & killing civilians in the Middle East for decades prior to 9/11..so he thinks it was the Arabs.
Now, I read Ron Unz’s article and its all about the Israelis…
I doubt Israel needed to orchestrate 9/11 to give the US a war mission. The USA in 2011 was not an isolationist country that needed to be prodded for war by eg. a Lusitania sinking or Pearl Harbour attack.
USA had already been waging war all around the globe before 9/11, under the guise of humanitarian interventionism: Prior to 9/ 11, there was Balkans intervention that was about genocide, first Iraq war was about babies being thrown out of incubators. Even after 9/11, Libya was about saving women from mass rape by Gadafi’s soldiers who were on viagra, Syria was about Assad gassing his won people etc (as incredible as these pretexts sound, many people bought into it).
9/11 took place on American soil… Not on an American base abroad, in the Middle East or elsewhere, where it would have been much less onerous to pull off and probably even more plausible for the narrative, in order to frame the countries nearby.
I think our American friends have to look much closer to home.
Right after 9/11 an unusual piece of legislation was voted in called the Patriot Act. Legislation of that size, and of that significance, (undermining the bill of rights, us constitution etc) could not have been prepared in the few short weeks just after 9/11. This was prepared a long time before, to be rolled out just after 9/11 without much fuss or opposition..
While there may have been some foreign actors involved, Mossad..Saudis, Mi6 (?) there was definitely an American domestic element..Cheney Rumsfeld, and many others,..I would say it’s a mix of “inside & outside job” for the purpose of, not war abroad, but war at home.
I like your thought process, Serbian girl.
The government and the Elites that own it fear one enemy, the American People.
We see it clearly now in 2021. The entire focus of government is on “domestic terror” which is MAGA, pissed off working class, over-regulated entrepreneurs, minorities who have been mislead for decades, disgruntled believers whose religions are mocked, ranchers and farmers who wrestle with the Federal authorities over land rights and inheritance tax laws, home schoolers and the masses of voters and taxpayers who want law and order, closed borders and accountability in government.
They have been building to this tyranny of government for decades, as you point out.
The Bill of Rights are birthrights in the US. This is anathema to the government officials.
9-11 was very useful for cracking down on Liberty in the USA and sponsoring chaos in the rest of the world.
You nailed it (and Serbian Girl)
.The elites are about to complete the circle with mandatory critical race indoctrination of children, together with encouraging transgenderism.
In a few years we will have a completely different country where we will be persecuted for being and thinking different.
Only the Divine envoy, the Mahdi can save us, He is being trained and prepared, the power of God will be in him, he will leave a trail of blood after his footsteps.
He is our only hope.
Stay strong and don’t lose hope.
It’s not just in US….for example, in France, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, a French Patriot Act was introduced. At first it was only temporary, but then it became permanent…
@Larchmonter445 – “9-11 was very useful for cracking down on Liberty in the USA and sponsoring chaos in the rest of the world”.
That’s a somewhat different tone you take in regards to 9/11 than the comments you made in Pepe’s post where regular readers were shocked that you apparently believe the official 9/11 narrative: Arabs/moslems/hijacked planes/box cutters/phone calls made by terrified passengers from the planes etc .
Now you state that 9/11 was useful in cracking down on “Liberty in the USA”. If that’s the case then the whole official 9/11 narrative ‘let’s blame the outsiders : Arabs/moslems’ becomes even more ludicrous. The Patriot Act (cracking down on liberty in the USA) was ready to go as soon as the “official 9/11 narrative” was presented to the people and the more restricted and controlled citizenry doesn’t benefit Arabs/moslems but it does benefit those who run/control the US government.
The two views are not mutually exclusive.
One can believe arab patsies were involved (and other ludicrous details) and yet also that the primary objective of 911 was to end liberty and official democracy in the West.
For example, take the patsy Lee Harvey Oswald (LHO) and the JFK assassination. A complete narrative was designed for him: he traveled to communist countries, married a Soviet bride, moved to Dallas shortly before the event and worked overlooking Dealey Plaza. To the casual viewer, this lone nut theory was initially plausible. Only over the many years was it broken down that he could NOT have done it, given his disposition, training, gun sight to the square, other magical bullets, etc… There were 1,000 other inconsistencies that day, too long to mention.
The same could have been done with the extremist arabs/Muslims.
They prepared the narrative with the blind Egyptian cleric in 1993 at the same WTC site. This, and many other curiosities, indicate 911 was a long time in planning, to be blamed on arabs. The masons and christian extremists have lusted for war between Muslims and Christians for millennia. [Thanks to Tommy Apeiron for keeping his eye on the ball!]
The Empire has clearly used extremists since the Muslim Brotherhood in 1950s-60s (via MI6), founded AlCIAda in late 70s, and use them to this day in Idlib Syria and throughout greater ME.
They are numerous, willing and expendable assets.
The fact they are unlikely to ever attack USA (without FBI/CIA assistance), or capable of flying such jets, or that their primary mission is to attack Muslim targets of Zone B is immaterial.
Maybe the patsies thought they were in a live op.
They could have been escorted through most of the steps leading up to 911 (like LHO was stage-managed for the JFK op), for plausible deniability, then eliminated just before the actual day after sufficient video/witnesses had been obtained of them!
Then footage of the critical day was doctored in, as presented recently by Pepe.
The Empire has such extremist and for-pay stooges on stand-by in every population center on earth, whether in Zone A or B.
Especially the arabs who surround the geopolitical ground-zero on earth, the Holy Land.
The fact 99.99% of arabs are innocent does not mean bad apples may not have been involved as useful idiots.
𝙁𝙔𝙄 – like most of us, I have no way of knowing the full truth of 911. We are all speculating. I knew the official rationale was BS like any honest sentient being.
I am emphasizing that logic dictates there could have been 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗻 patsies, even though the most VIP target of the 911 op was to degrade the 𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 American population. And they obviously selected arabs as the particular patsies to kill a second bird with one stone – as casus belli to empty the lands around Israel.
It was obvious from day one of the attacks that Israel had much to do with 9/11. Only Mossad and their US Sayanim had the means and the motive to pull this off. That pictures of the 19 supposed Arab hijackers were plastered all over the front pages of newspapers within hours, way before any evidence-based investigation could possibly have been done, led me to conclude that the Zionist MSM was in on the con as well. Fact is, Israel attacked the USA on that horrible day and have continued to get away with it.
I agree with Anonymous that for the past twenty years “you apparently believe the official 9/11 narrative: Arabs/moslems/hijacked planes/box cutters/phone calls made by terrified passengers from the planes etc.” Why the quick turnaround, Larch?
(Quote): Larchmonter445 on September 14, 2021 · at 7:06 pm EST/EDT
I like your thought process, Serbian girl.
The government and the Elites that own it fear one enemy, the American People. We see it clearly now in 2021. The entire focus of government is on “domestic terror” which is MAGA, pissed off working class, over-regulated entrepreneurs, minorities who have been mislead for decades, disgruntled believers whose religions are mocked, ranchers and farmers who wrestle with the Federal authorities over land rights and inheritance tax laws, home schoolers and the masses of voters and taxpayers who want law and order, closed borders and accountability in government. They have been building to this tyranny of government for decades, as you point out.
The Bill of Rights are birthrights in the US. This is anathema to the government officials.
9-11 was very useful for cracking down on Liberty in the USA and sponsoring chaos in the rest of the world.(quote)
This. I have no doubts that a small gang of well trained and financed Muslims hijacked several aircraft and at who know’s whom’s behest hit some pretty important real estate with them, succeeding beyond their wildest dreams in whatever convoluted mental schemes they were involved in. The end result was even more hugely expensive and bloody wars and ever more draconian crackdowns on the rights and civil liberties that Americans have, almost if not defacto world class and world envy.
Fact is what happened, happened, our world known to that dot in time changed forever. We will never know who done it, who was the mastermind if there was one, but we do know who benefited from it, at least to an extent, but benefiting from murder and destruction does not make one guilty of committing murder and destruction or even having a hand, knowingly or otherwise, in the planning of said event, does it?
In reality the event is long over and gone, The World has moved on from that horrid tragedy to other even more horrid and tragic events and slaughters. When does it end? I don’t know, I am not aging now, I am old, but I do know that regardless of the ten or so years I have left I will not live to see the end of this lust for killing and destroying that our species seems to have embedded in it’s very heart at conception. Odd, really, one of if not the most constructive and creative species on this rock hurtling through the void, and without doubt the most murderous of the lot of them. Quite the contradiction.
Never The Last One, paper back edition. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1521849056 A deep look in to Russia, her culture and her Armed Forces, in essence a look at the emergence of Russian Federation.
An Incident On Simonka paperback edition. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1696160715 NATO Is Invited To Leave Sevastopol, One Way Or The Other.
I have no doubts that a small gang of well trained and financed Muslims hijacked several aircraft and at who know’s whom’s behest hit some pretty important real estate with them, succeeding beyond their wildest dreams in whatever convoluted mental schemes they were involved in.
And you base that on what evidence exactly (other than insights into their dreams, that is)?
One of the things that separates our questionably ‘higher advanced’ species from most others is our ability to have erudite and informed, after a fashion, discourse regardless of how we actually feel about what we saw or think we saw. That in and of itself is what sets this blog, your blog, head and shoulders above all the rest, don’t you think?
I do have the (maybe naive) hope that on this blog a hypothesis is formed in the following way:
1) the collection of empirical data
2) the definition of assumptions or working hypotheses based on that data
3) the logical combination of the assumptions into a a valid argument.
Of course, any flaw in the structure of a deductive argument will make the argument invalid.
Since you spoke of “no doubts” I assume that you have evidence which proves your point beyond reasonable doubt. If not, no problem. Logically flawed arguments are not banned (yet) by the blog’s rules.
There is all manor of evidence to suggest that it was physically impossible for a commercial jet aircraft to fly at full speed for miles, just a few feet above the ground, like with the Pentagon, without first disintegrating. It would also be physically impossible for an jetliner to fly into a steel-framed skyscraper and emerge unscathed from the other side. That video was obviously put together long before 9/11, as were the photos of the 19 supposed Arab hijackers that were plastered all over the front pages of newspapers within hours of the attacks.
9/11 was clearly a false-flag event that was used as the pretext to destroy 7 nations in 5 years (Wesley Clark) and kill millions of Muslims, all for Israel. That the official narrative of 9/11 has been around for 20 years is something that future historians will marvel at.
You have your beliefs and I have mine. I an not in any way a structural engineer (that’s my wife’s job and shes expert in her vocation), my vocation was to put small holes in large armored vehicles to make the inhabitants therein believers in the errors of their ways. Worked for me.
“There is all manor of evidence to suggest that it was physically impossible for a commercial jet aircraft to fly at full speed for miles, just a few feet above the ground, like with the Pentagon, without first disintegrating. It would also be physically impossible for an jetliner to fly into a steel-framed skyscraper and emerge unscathed from the other side. That video was obviously put together long before 9/11”
Is this supposition or do you have incontrovertible informations of it’s truth? Physical reports, test reports, metallurgical reports on exactly those airframes? It is impossible in today’s world to make anything ‘physically impossible’ with the technical image skills extant. Let’s see some verifiable and provable evidences and reports, or if you wish I can simply relegate your ‘evidence’ to the ‘supposition bin’ and be done with it. Or, we can simply leave it at ‘you think you know what you saw and think you saw and I simply know what I saw and think I saw’ and leave it at that. It’s late here so you can sit and stew on it for a while, I’ll be back in about 8 hours, time to hit the wrack for some shut eye. Have a good evening, my friend.
This is an excerpt from a book by Jim Goodell, a test pilot for Boeing for 30 years, that totally debunks bogus claim that commercial jet airliners were used to attack the Pentagon on 9/11. The test plane, a B-52 Stratofortress, “one of the most robust aircraft ever built disintegrated, killing her crew,” when tested at the same speed and 10 times the altitude as the jetliner alleged to have hit the Pentagon.
Make that… “airliners were used to attack the Pentagon and the Twin Towers on 9/11.”
You have your beliefs and I have mine
Can we please all return to a not-belief-based arguments?
Isn’t it amazing that we are still having this conversation 20 years after 9/11? Will it be another twenty years before there is a real evidence-based investigation of that horrible event?
You’re absolutely right, Serbian girl.
The “libertarian” Ron Paul has no “liberty,” and is therefore forced to be “politically correct” (i.e. forced to lie).
I definitely like Ron Unz’s analysis. The persecution of Jews by the Third Reich was of course also one of the biggest Zionist false-flag operations. Nazism and Zionism are two sides of the same coin, right?
(same goes for Zionism and Trotskyism [the later “neocons”], and Nazism and Trotskyism [see Grover Furr])
So one might as well say that CIA-Nazis such as Bush – subcontracting to Mossad – orchestrated 9/11.
(“Nazi” is short for Ashkenazi mafia)
Well, I don’t get it… why the hell would uncle Adolf be the “other side of the” zionist coin? Don’t you think that his intents of getting rid of all the european jewry were sincere? I do, but hey, I’m open to different views.
If one funnels down eveything to a source- the author did an honest conclusion.
(Truth is relative to insight).
An interesting article but I don’t understand why Mr. Ron Unz is so dismissive of the theory and the people, who say “inside job”? It doesn’t have to be one, Israel/Mossad or the other, US government insiders who could be CIA/ NSA and/or influential advisors of President “W”. It could be the CIA and Mossad working together.
Even prior to the events of 9/11 the joke going around was that Dick Cheney was the one running the show. If according to Mr Unz Israel/Mossad was solely responsible it certainly paints the US intelligence services as incompetent morons that they had no clue that a foreign (??) government was planning a massive attack in the US and they had no idea?
As Mr. Unz states there were Israeli art students rounded up and Mossad agents arrested by police but were ultimately returned to Israel. Who had the authority to make those decisions? Perhaps the same people who were in on the “inside job”?
“Mossad agents arrested by police but were ultimately returned to Israel”
Israel wouldn’t send it’s men without getting some kind of imunity from persecution in advance.
@Blackring – Israel wouldn’t send it’s men without getting some kind of imunity from persecution in advance.
Exactly. So who in the US government can give that kind of promise of immunity and be able honor it? That’s who runs the US government.
At the risk of derailing topic slightly, but trying to add truth already presented…
I am taking a bone approach, since there are many layers that have overtime (thousands of years) grown on top of these concepts obscuring them,: Judaic, Christianity, and Islam all forbid the practices of black magic and worshiping idols (idolatry).
There is one exception to this rule, in a branch of Jewish religion, that is not part of Jewish orthodox (way outside them).
It is a mystic branch, which found it origins outside of Judaism, way back to Ancient Egypt (I do not know if this is why a pyramid referenced on U.S. dollar bill but it may be), which even until today no one really knows much about them, (so I am reaching ).
So, they passed down this knowledge of the Kabbalah (oral tradition) through generations down, which gives an understanding to how the Templars’ operate.
The Templars were an order that decided to take over the money system which morphed into control of governance- which eventually got them caught and killed, but some members survived and fled.
That which leads to an understanding to how Masons (basically Templars were forced underground and morphed into the Masons work.)
That which leads into an understanding of how the Zionists (Gog and Magog- a Christian Jewish alliance that Muslims are forbidden from making alliance with (NATO) work.
Incidentally, there are many Haddiths refering to them (NATO)- down to the color of their helmet (says they will wear blue color helmets-which is them) which is also referenced in the Quran as “forbidden to you (Muslims) from making alliances with or you become one of them.
This, Zionism, a Christian Judaic alliance, is related to the AntiChrist (Dijaal – who Prophet mentioned will cause the most fitna (an Arabic term which refers to when one heats a sword red hot, then smacks it hard over and over until it becomes sharp like a sword- which implies that humanity will be hit over and over and it will either break under the pressure or get stronger) on earth since the first person (Adam) until the end of time (so basically all of this is a big trial for mankind (including women- why feminist deceptions were invented/funded – follow $$ also mentioned by Prophet as first group following behind Dijaal (feminist) ).
So I believe this is who gives Mossad (I do not know because I am not preve to their “minutes”) takes their orders from.
So to conclude, there is a constant ability to hide, in various organizations, over and over, through out the millennia, because the Anti Christ is helping behind the scenes, running the show, through deception, because that is the definition of the Dijaal “The Great Deciever.”
When I read posts like this I always think: “but where all these nonsenses come from?”. Ah, right, that middle-eastern pestilence called monotheism, which noone in the pagan Europe used to care about, and which has spread around the globe, firstly in Europe and then in the Americas. Imagine a world without Jewry, Christianity nor Islam. What a nice picture.
I can accept Ron’s arguments that Rumsfeld and Cheney were not neoconservatives but even so there had to be either cooperation from Air Force officials regarding the air security measures that were, from all accounts, formidable and failsafe, or political authority high enough to issues ‘stand down’ orders. Sounds like a Cheney/Rumsfeld angle to me. To the point then there simply had to be cooperation – we should really say a ‘conspiracy’ between inside and outside forces. That would conform to our ‘Anglo/Zionist’ phrasing. But that said, this essay by Ron is outstanding and I’m glad to see it posted on the Saker’s site, especially in the wake of his departure from the Unz Review.
But here I’d want to reiterate the argument that while it is laudable for citizens, or anybody, really, to try to make sense of public events that weigh heavily on our lives, yet as private individuals it is not up to us to define and decide what happened and who did it. The Republic has ways and means (or did) that must be utilised in order to come to an authoritative judgement, sufficient to lock people up or embark upon wars of retaliation. The simple matter of a police investigation is what did not happen on 9/11 or afterwards. Due process, which is the heart of the rule of law, was hijacked on this date and instead we have been provided with ‘the official explanation’. Well, it’s not ‘official’. Not by the constitutional standards of the old Republic. What we have, I’m sorry to say, is a polarised debate between the unsourced and unproven assertions of ‘government spokespersons’ and a broad league of critical researchers all arguing the case in the forums of the media, such as this website. Please don’t misunderstand; I’m glad, and grateful to, that we are able to do this much. But our opinions are only the views of private individuals. We have been manoeuvered into this ‘trial by media’ gambit. It’s clear that the people who did 9/11 were confident that there would be no problems, or serious problems, from the media. On the other hand a proper police investigation conducted by professionals motivated by the ideals of public service and nothing but .. this is what was liable to cause problems for the conspiracy. That is what could not be allowed to happen and wasn’t. So here we are.
I found this post to be very useful in exploring Israeli involvement in 9/11. Sabrosky said that the Israeli prime minister received 29 standing ovations in Congress. Reminds me of Stalin and everyone was terrified to be seen to stop clapping first.
I bet Mossad was filming congress too.
Odd that Ron Unz or any of the writers don’t go back further to the Kuwait War and Saddam Hussein? What that crazed madman did surely set the spark for everything that came later. There’s no way that I can see anyway that in the halls of power seeing those oil wells go up in flames was a horror. And the missiles being fired at Ireal?!?!?!?!?!
Do you mean after April Glaspie, US Ambassador to Iraq, have the go-ahead to Hussein after he announced his plans regarding Kuwait (“Iraq’s 19th province”, if I recall)?
Around 2003, a veteran appeared on Democracy Now who had served in the 1991 Gulf War. He claimed Kuwait’s oil wells were actually set on fire by the U.S. military, something he participated in, to help justify the war.
Gerry, 911 was Israeli payback for those missiles. At the same time Saddam had also angered U$ Gentiles by accepting oil payment in Euros. 911 was a combined Anglo Zionazi Capitalist conspiracy against Iraq; which quickly morphed into Clash of Civilizations — yet another crusade against Israel’s never ending “existential enemies”: this time a vituperative crusade against the entire Muslim world.
Who did 9-11?
The Israelis, Saudis, or the Americans?
Yes, yes, and yes.
It not either or.
It’s all of the above.
But also, there are the Europeans.
One of the things forgotten down the MemoryHole is Mohamed Atta, the ringleader of the 9-11 Arab patsies/terrorists, was part of a joint German-American government program called the Congress-Bundestag Program:
“For at least four years while living in Hamburg during the 1990’s terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta was part of a ‘joint venture’ between the U.S. and German Governments, the MadCowMorningNews has learned, an elite international “exchange” program run by a little-known private organization with close ties to powerful American political figures like David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
The jointly-funded government effort picked up the tab for Atta on sojourns in Cairo, Istanbul, and Aleppo in Syria during the years 1994 and 1995, as well as employing him as a “tutor” and “seminar participant” during 1996 and 1997.
Moreover Atta’s financial relationship with the U.S.—German government effort may even extend back to his initial move from Egypt to Germany in 1992, after being “recruited” in Cairo by a mysterious German couple dubbed the “hijacker’s sponsors” in a recent news account in the Chicago Tribune.
Mohamed Atta, before becoming a ‘terrorist ringleader,’ enjoyed the patronage of a government initiative, known as the “Congress-Bundestag Program,” overseen by the U.S. State Department and the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the German equivalent of the U.S. Agency for International Development busy currently supervising the secretive bidding race for tens of billions of dollars of post-war reconstruction contracts in Iraq.”
MOHAMED ATTA WORKED FOR ELITE U.S.—GERMAN GOVERNMENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM
European involvement in the 9-11 false flag terror attack makes perfect sense.
When you take a step back and critical analyze what America’s fake War on Terrorism is about, it bears a very suspicious resemblance to the Cold War era NATO program called Operation Gladio, which involved NATO (i.e. Anglo-American and European spook agencies) staging False Flag terrorist attacks throughout Europe, which were blamed on the “Radical Terrorists” of that era, Communists and Leftists.
These Anglo-American and European False Flag terrorist attacks were designed to politically discredit the Left and also supposedly “protect” society from terrorism.
Does that ring a bell?
9-11 and the War on Terrorism are the continuation of NATO’s Operation Gladio … updated for the post-Cold War era.
NATO’s Secret Armies
NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe
“I think that this thoroughly documented history of major Israeli false-flag terrorist attacks, including those against American and other Western targets, should be carefully kept in mind when we consider the 9/11 attacks”.
By now few Truthers will be unaware that 911 was an inside job. But this perspective from Ron Unz is fresh and important: Israel has a long history of “false flag” terrorist atrocities against **Jews** as well as against Gentiles. So 911 would come natural to the Mossad. It would also explain the anti-Israeli attitude of a Jewish Iraqi whom I met in England at the time of Suez: he knew who had caused him to be driven from his beloved Baghdad. It would also explain the mysterious blowing up of a ship full of Jewish refugees (A reader asked about this recently — MV Patras? — but I could not find the incident on the internet). Zionazis are like any other nazis — in their quest for mastery they are willing to lead their people to destruction in a fiery Gotterdammerung.
Another example: the Zionists successfully lobbied to prevent Jewish refugees from Europe entry to the U.S. during WWII.
“recognizing the huge benefits that Israel would derive from the anti-Arab backlash.”
Another perspective from Unz that is not often enough emphasized. For instance I read in the Jerusalem Post, some years before 911, that Israel had worries about the increasing power of Iraq. Having the U$A blame Iraq for 911 and destroy that country dispelled those worries about that particular “existential enemy” of Israel.
In 1992 the Israeli Embassy was bombed, so did the Jewish Center in 1994.
The “media” and the government of Menem blamed Iran (based on US information), with very dubious “evidence”.
The latest judge handling this case (there were many) Mr Nissman ( with clear evidence that he received money on an Uruguayan bank account from Israeli US sponsors) was found dead in his apartment (2015).
The “media” tried to show that Dr Nissman was murdered by the government of Cristina Kirchner to cover up for the alleged Iranian involvement.
All above is most surely a false flag operation and the “cuo bono” is absolutely obvious.
Cheers from France.
Missed to write that this happened in Argentina.
Cheers from France
Yes blaming Iran for everything is the SOP by those who in fact did something.
Just like the 1984 shooting of policewoman Yvonne Fletcher at the Iranian Embassy in London – which was done by Joe Vialls – whose classic method of removing suspicion of himself was later admit he did it.
“Yes blaming Iran for everything is the SOP by those who in fact did something.”
My favorite example of this was when the Bush administration claimed the anti-missile system in Europe was to protect against an Iranian missile attack.
I think the Israelis only played a minor role in 911.
It was thought up by the wicked EU & UK money-changers to control the price of oil and money flows in US$ who got their puppets in the US to implement it. The main trigger was Iraq under Saddam announcing no longer taking US$ for oil (which the Euro & GBP is backed by).
The swine involved have now been caught red-handed and should face justice.
A bleating W Bush the other day was vilifying Jan 6 protestors when his own crimes are boundless.
As is his Mr Fix-it, VP Cheney. Given that 20,000 people died that day not 3000 (because a lot who were in the WTC who had got out and nearby at ground level were killed when the buildings collapsed and they weren’t counted in figures).
And UK politicians who colluded with them also is guilty of related crimes.
The Israelis were certainly in the know about it but not behind it.
They have faced some degree of justice because the questions about what happened at 911 made the US public more distrustful of the corrupt politicians that infest the country (further evidenced by events since Jan 2020). Their time is running out faster than it would otherwise have been, and many will be dealt with soon according to my sources.
I am glad Ron Unz is looking at the possibility of an Israeli role in 9/11, which is a taboo subject in America and needs to be discussed. This is what I suspect also. However, I think he needed to be more careful in this article. Do we really know enough about Cheney to dismiss the possibility of his involvement? I myself do not and am an agostic, and I am suspicious of Unz’s conviction on this question. It is a question of how much we know. I would like to point out that there are instances of treason in the past; Nixon sabotaged LBJ’s negotiations with the Vietnamese. There was the October Surprise, which may have involved sabotage. I can’t remember the exact details, but there is a record of Cheney talking about setting up a false flag attack on a U.S. ship which could be blamed on Iran and used to justify a war. I think he also talked about needing another 9/11 to produce a war with Iran.
In these interviews with ex-NSA executive Thomas Drake, he states that the NSA had plenty of information which could have prevented 9/11, but that it was blocked from action, and that Cheney set up his own intelligence network which was outside the normal channels:
Drake thinks Cheney was part of a conspiracy to allow 9/11, which made the Iraq war possible. Cheney’s involvement, if it existed, could have been limited in some way. He might have been aware of the part involving the airplanes, but not the controlled demolition. Anyway, I agree with Unz that Israel looks very suspicious. Another issue that has been lost in the 9/11 memory hole was the sale of airplane stocks before 9/11. After 20 years the FBI should have solved that puzzle. Why hasn’t it been solved? This podcast discusses some of the questions about 9/11:
Unz is flat out uninformed about Cheney. This is evidenced by the testimony of Norman Mineta, Transportation Secretary at the time. Mineta was in a ‘command bunker’ along with Cheney, when a young man warned of planes coming closer and closer.
The young man wanted to know what defensive action would take place. And asked “does the order still stand?”, to which Cheney snapped back that it did.
Likewise, when the 911 Commission demanded Bush and VP Cheney testify, they came together, spoke not under oath and their testimony was not released.
A display of innocence? I think not.
Likewise, if we see the destruction of national buildings mirrored in the Nazi use of the Reichstag fire to start their ‘war on terror’, cracking down on both domestic opponents as well as preparing for world war, and compare to 9/11. And further, to note the Bush family long collaboration with the Nazis–Prescott Bush financed them up to 1942, his involvement in the 1934 coup against FDR, and both Dulles Brothers collaboration with Nazis, to this observer, the parallels are too obvious to overlook.
Cheney was definitely involved. As for Rumsfeld, the rules of engagement in case of an attack were changed in July 2001, putting Rumsfeld in a position to obstruct a defensive action.
Both ruthless. I’m surprised Unz didn’t know these long known facts.
20 yrs passed and where is america?
… is the real Q no american dare to ask!
20 yrs passed, the homeland terrorist still refused to released the ‘truth’ and the ‘facts’ to the ‘human right’ billboard ‘freedom fighter’ ThePpl, and you cant do no shit about it, far more to ‘think’ or imagine or dream, you can do smth to ‘them’.
so whats for all the endless thousands of (empty?) words? since 20 yrs ago?!
RIP, america… let go! its over!
is it not?!
One other thought: if controlled demolitions were used to increase the damage of 9/11, was the U.S. capital, thought to be the target of the 4th plane, also rigged with bombs? Perhaps not, since it was not a skyscraper.
Incidentally, there has been speculation about Israeli involvement in the 1993 attempt to bomb the World Trade Center. Jane Hunter raised this issue in Middle East International in the 1990s.
However, I do suspect that the third plane (missile over pennsylvannia, probably followed protocol) was intended to hit B7. It was in the same way set up for detonation as the other two buildings. The flight path which reversed on itself was plausibly heading in that direction.
Whoever followed the protocol to hit this plane caused the planners of the event extreme headache. It became one of the major smoking gun’s of the entire sophisticated operation.
It took many hours before the decision to pull it was given. That decision must have evaporated a sea of perspiration. Do we bring it down and give the game away or do we leave behind all this evidence in the building that will give us away.
To me it sounds too conveniently for USA to “release documents stating involvements of Saudis…”.
Considering that there have had to be involvements from inside – see how flights deviating are controlled by the tower …
steel structure …
Also it fits the plan perfectly to invade ME countries …..
too perfectly …
When the absolute objective truth starts to “incite to haltered” you know who’s the culprit. I suspect many inside the US government are starting to fume at the AIPAC fanboys, speaking of the devil(s), where are Wolfowitz and Pearl?
I believe it’s clear that a central objective of the 9/11 attacks was to further the strategic goals of Israel. This had become possible with the dissolution of the Soviet Union which had historically supported and aligned with the Baathist states of Syria and Iraq. It does not seem to me to have been primarily about “oil” as is usually bandied about online. In fact, Donald Trump felt that the Iraq war was a waste since we didn’t “take the oil”.
It’s also clear that Israel intelligence assets such as Mossad played a key operative role. However, as other posters have pointed out, important elements of the US security services must have been involved to orchestrate such events as the NORAD wargames scheduled on 9/11. I believe it’s also naive to dismiss involvement on the part of Rumsfeld and Cheney. If not actual planners they must have been compromised and complicit to an extent such that the attacks and orchestrated reactions were possible.
As far as who actually planned and ordered the 9/11 attacks I believe it is unlikely that politicians such as Barak, Sharon or Cheney were the masterminds. The same applies to the political operatives usually referred to as the neocons who certainly played important roles (Rupert Murdoch should also be mentioned whose Fox News played a vital propaganda role in justifying the Iraq war).
One primary objection is to consider the planning time which must have been required to realize the 9/11 operation. Not weeks or months but years certainly. The acquisition of false identities for the purported hijackers such as Abdulaziz Al-Omari seems to have taken place over several years, back to 1995 or earlier (although it’s unclear if this process was actually part of the 9/11 operation). Nevertheless, within the context of the geopolitical shift of the dismantling of the USSR and shift of viewpoint and rhetoric by the neocon intellectual class from anti-Soviet to anti-Islam, it’s likely that planning for 9/11 may have begun in the early 90s.
The above points suggest to me that the actual masterminds of 9/11 were not in Washington or Tel Aviv but private individuals and organizations rich enough and powerful enough to conscript large portions of the intelligence apparatuses of at least Israel and the US. The fact that the goals were clearly linked to the interests of Israel also implies the essential Zionist nature of these forces/organizations. This would seem to point to the international financial and banking centers and their primary players.
Here are some things we can say are DEFINITELY true:
1. WTC7 was not hit by a hijacked aeroplane but still collapsed into its own footprint.
2. First responder firefighters reported by radio that the fires could be brought under control within 20 minutes.
3. First responders independently reported (dozens of independent witnesses) that numerous explosions were heard on the lower floors of the WTC buildings in the immediate time prior to the collapse of both towers.
4. The Pentagon was NOT hit by a jet airliner flown by an amateur Muslim cocaine-snorter.
5. Several thousand Jews who worked in the WTC towers were advised the night before by a Jewish messaging service not to go to work the next day.
6. Larry Silverstein invested $50m plus bank leverage to buy the WTC site and scored a 100-fold return on his investment through an insurance claim. OK, he had to pay back the banks and all that, but he cleared over $1bn in new personal wealth through the towers all collapsing.
7. The Israeli Government went public in saying that the event was ‘good for Israel’.
8. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq had anything significant, if anything at all, to do with the 9/11 attacks. Both were bombed to smithereens over the next decade.
9. The standard systems for detecting hijacks and threats to domestic security in the air were put on stand down to allow for wargaming exercises to be played out. The ones being simulated were precisely those which played out in actuality.
10. The forensic evidence of the Ground Zero crime scene was removed illegally by the US Government and sent for quiet destruction in China. No Government officials in either the USA nor China have been held accountable for such criminal actions.
11. The toxic dust hanging over Manhattan and NYC was falsely declared to be safe soon after 9/11, resulting in enormous numbers of avoidable health injuries to well over 50,000 New Yorkers. This was a failure of basic health policy so enormous that it amounts to criminal negligence. No-one in NYC has been prosecuted for such crimes.
12. All the records concerning the $2.3trn missing monies highlighted by Donald Rumsfeld on 09/10/2001 miraculously disappeared from both the Pentagon and WTC7. It is believed that they concerned global black ops over at least 20 years. How convenient!
Many ‘independent’ investigators have concluded that the 9/11 terrorist act was a False Flag Operation by a CIA-Mossad JV. It is not possible to call the Mossad a terrorist organisation in the MSM, ever.
If it were a significantly Israeli operation, then it is absolutely obvious that all decent Americans should disown all links to that deeply terrorist State, break diplomatic relations and desist from all funding of israel in the future. AIPAC should be declared persona non grata and no member of Congress or the Senate should be allowed to accept any political donations from any Jewish organisation with links to Zionism, the Mossad or the Israeli Government.
None of that should happen until it is established irrefutably that Israeli operatives played a decisive role in planning, organising and executing 9/11.
Americans have a blind spot where Israel is concerned. Many non-Americans in the West do not.
I am not saying that Israel is guilty, I am saying that prima faciae evidence suggests strongly that both the Mossad and the CIA have a case to answer.
After 20 years of prevaricating, whitewashing, covering up and plain obfuscating, it is high time that that case was heard in the International Criminal Court. Or another organisation set up specifically for such a purpose….
About the 5 Israeli’s
Geo. W. bush is a member of Skull & Bones club an occult worshiping Freemason occult group. He did not stop his reading of “My pet goat” which involves a stern angry father and a goat which becomes the eventual hero, A metaphor for the Freemason cabbala beliefs that “God the father” is actually a sadistic tyrant and Lucifer/Baphomet is the good deity. S.K. Bain’s book ,The Most Dangerous Book in the World, details how the flight numbers all have meaning in Alistair Crowley’s Occult belief system. The FBI head in the district where Shanksville occurred was Bill Crowley.
Another fun fact:G. W. Bush’s grandmother was sharing an apartment in Paris with another woman and Alistair Crowley and back back to US and her husband 4 months pregnant. very likely that Alistair Crowley is G. W. Bush’s grandfather. A bush administration-Israeli job.
@ John Neal Spangler
Ever seen the all seeing eye painted in the basement bottom floor of one of the towers? And if you haven’t been to the website http://www.thevigilantcitizen.com I highly recommend. America is one occult worshiping strange place next to Switzerland, England and Astana-khazakhstan especially. https://vigilantcitizen.com/category/sinistersites/
And they all have the great goal of seeing Jerusalem rise to power where the worlds court is to be relocated. https://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/sinister-sites-israel-supreme-court/
Preparing I figure for that ‘goat with the little horn boasting great things from the book of Daniel?’
Wow the more one learns the bizarre nature of everything it is really and truly mind-boggling unbelievable things?! Shocking! The only thing missing is human sacrifice and there are some who believe this is even going on?
9/11 was human sacrifice on a great scale. These loons really believe Lucifer/Baal/Baphomet will give them bonus points. And of course the LGBT movement and cancel culture is an assault on Christianity. In 2015 the Russian airliner in Sinai downed on Halloween, the Paris false flag done on friday the 13th, and 3/23 Brussels attack on another occult holiday. 3/23 a symbol of Yale Skull & Bones club.
At some remote time in the history of life on this planet all of the lifeforms became “zombie entities” influenced and possessed by “emotional organisms” which prompted such behavior as to simply generate the maximal amounts of rage energies and fear energies as the end in itself in order to somehow nourish those predatory parasitic entities.
This phenomenon caught up the humans as well in the process of “original sin”—and since then the humans have been gripped in feelings, behavior and conflicts often expressed in idolatry,—destroying oneself and others for the sake of non-material things usually existing only in human imagination. But the ultimate end is to simply generate the maximum amounts of rage energies and fear energies as the strongest feelings, in order to somehow nourish the “ultimate predatory entity” sometimes named under the concept of Devil.
Only the special grace-energy highlighted in the recorded words, thoughts and examples of Lord Jesus the Anointed One furnishes the way out of this,—being the way of functioning named “kingdom of heaven” both within and among humans and consisting of grace-energy for harmony-love, creativity in liberty and peace,
as against the way of functioning by anger and fear, and/or functioning by idolatry and martyrdom for the sake of idols not just primitive carved images but also those non-material human imaginings like race, nation, tribe, religion, state, money, even idolatrous and deceptive concepts of God over which humans fight constantly, all the way up to murdering each other in warfare.
At some point in time here on Earth, as recorded and written, Lord Jesus promised there would come a drastic change, and the whole system generating all this rage energy and fear energy to nourish the great predator shall be finished. But in the meantime, humans are possessed by conflicts over all sorts of pretexts and imagined constructs,—all the way up to massive killings and destruction,—if not one thing then another.
Acho bastante razoavel a tese de bandeira falsa, so não entendo o seguinte: Os 19 arabes suicidas era arabes, eles existiram ?
I think the false flag thesis is quite reasonable, I just don’t understand the following: The 19 suicide Arabs were Arabs, did they exist?
I think the false flag thesis is quite reasonable, I just don’t understand the following: The 19 suicide Arabs were Arabs, did they exist?
Only in the mythology of the true believers. All of it was faked. Drones and pre-planted nano-thermite, possibly with some extra explosive help in the basement, which may or may not have been nuclear.
I suppose so. The passengers on the 4th plane revolted against hijackers. They had cell phones, although I suppose the calls could be faked and a crash engineered.
Following the 9/11 attacks several reports appeared in the media which implied that several of the “hijackers” were using stolen identities. If true, this would call into question the identities of the entire group. We can’t really say for certain that these individuals were even actually Arabs not to mention “jihadists” of some kind.
Personally, I do not care how 9/11 occurred. I just would like to point out that the then Acting Chief of Staff, also head of the US Air Force was later made Chief of Staff. If the official story is to be believed, this should not have been done. So my conclusion I’d that not even the US government grieved this narrative.
“…greatly changing the daily lives and liberties of most ordinary Americans.”
Just want to say, it’s not just Americans. The definition of terrorism was written so broad into Australian legislation when the national security was set to include just about anything the government may want to throw at someone. I think laws in many countries were changed after 9/11 that reduced our liberties and wide sweeping changes were made in the interest of ‘national security’.
The property of steel beams and structures is, that they lose their resistance by fire & higher heat and geting soft and softer denn bowing aside. if there is some Load on it, they fall laterally withe the load, but not stright down