2001 ... The New Pearl Harbor
The September 11th attacks was the defining deep event of the 21st century so far. ... While initially the audacity and enormity of such a crime being perpetrated by its own government was beyond people's comprehension, as time goes on, 9/11 is recognised by more and more people as a false flag.
New Pearl Harbor
Established in the spring of 1997, the Project for the New American Century is a non- profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership. ... The process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor.
We will make no distinction between those who committed these acts and those who harbor them.
It's very good. Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.
We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq. ... [these events] swung American public opinion in our favor.
Osama bin Laden
The extremely influential Carlyle Group has arranged similar gatherings during the previous fourteen years, beneath the radar of most of the mass media, between former politicians like Bush, James Baker, John Major, former World Bank treasurer Afsaneh Masheyekhi, and interested parties looking for some extremely expensive, high-powered lobbying services. On September 11, 2001, the Group happened to be hosting a conference at a Washington hotel. Among the guests of honor: investor Shafig bin Laden, another brother to Osama.
While all flights were halted following the terrorist attacks, there was one exception made: The White House authorized planes to pick up 140 Saudi nationals, including 24 members of the bin Laden family, living in various cities in the U.S. to bring them back to Saudi Arabia, where they would be safe. They were never interrogated.
War on terror
At 2:40 pm in the afternoon of September 11, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement. ... The NATO council declared the attacks on the U.S. were an attack on all NATO nations. ... The Bush administration announced a War on Terror. The U.S. Congress issued the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists. Later U.S. Congress also passed the PATRIOT Act causing a lot of criticism because it invades the privacy of citizens and eliminates judicial oversight of law enforcement and domestic intelligence. The National Security Agency (NSA) was given broad powers. NSA commenced warrantless surveillance of telecommunications.
We know that there were several warnings that were given prior to the events of September 11th. People were calling in to the CIA and to the FBI, and they were giving information that was critical. There was adequate warning.
Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US was the President's Daily Brief prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency and given to U.S. President George W. Bush on Monday, August 6, 2001. The brief warned of terrorism threats from Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda 36 days before the September 11, 2001 attacks... The existence of the memo was secret until it was leaked in 2002.
Ahmad Shah Massoud giving a warning at the French and European parliaments
Massoud gained limited knowledge regarding the intentions of the Saudi millionaire Usama Bin Laden to perform a terrorist act against the U.S., on a scale larger than the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. ... In April 2001, Massoud addressed the French and European parliaments in Paris. In his televised speech he warned the US government about Usama Bin Laden.
The Phoenix memo is a letter sent to FBI headquarters on July 10, 2001 by FBI special agent Kenneth Williams recommending the assembling of a worldwide listing of civil aviation schools. Williams, then stationed in Phoenix, Arizona, was at the time investigating students at some of these schools for possible terrorist links.
Two months before the September 11 hijackings, an FBI agent in Phoenix, Arizona, alerted headquarters that several Middle Eastern men were training at a US flying school and recommended contacting schools across the country where Arabs might be studying.
George J. Tenet, Director of Central Intelligence in 2001
During the spring and summer of 2001, U.S. intelligence agencies received a stream of warnings that al Qaeda planned, as one report put it, "something very, very, very big." Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet told us, "The system was blinking red."
It was very evident that we were going to be struck, we were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die. ... To me it remains incomprehensible still. I mean, how is it that you could warn senior people so many times and nothing actually happened? It's kind of like The Twilight Zone.
The administration's reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed. In other words, the Aug. 6 document, for all of the controversy it provoked, is not nearly as shocking as the briefs that came before it.
There was nobody in our government, at least, and I don't think the prior government that could envision flying airplanes into buildings on such a massive scale. (video)
No one could have imagined them taking a plane, slamming it into the Pentagon... into the World Trade Center, using planes as missiles.
No, obviously, I wouldn't have predicted that. On the other hand I wouldn't have predicted 9/11, the global war on terror, the need to simultaneous run military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq or the near collapse of the financial system on a global basis, not just the U.S.
I think there will be another attack. And the next time, I think it's going to be far deadlier than the last one. Imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container, and drive it down the beltway outside Washington, D.C.
A most intriguing segment of this excellent book involves Professor Griffin's addressing the issue of why "otherwise rational journalists" have endorsed the official story which is so riddled with what the author labels as "miracles," uniquely defined therein as events that contradict the laws of science.
The mass media were consistent in avoiding asking the most obvious questions. Why did the air defense network fail to respond? Why did Flight 77 target the recently-fortified, mostly empty portion of the Pentagon? Why was the Ground Zero steel removed and destroyed as fast as possible? The media shirked their public service obligation of acting as watchdogs of the government, and instead became cheerleaders for the administration's war plans for central Asia.
Mass media and politicians still facilitate the destructive policies of the Bush administration. From Baghdad to New Orleans to cities and towns that will never make headlines in the national press, the dominant corporate priorities have made a killing. Those priorities hold sway not only for the Iraq war but also for the entire "war on terrorism." While military spending zooms upward, a downward slide continues for education, health care, housing, environmental protection, emergency preparedness and a wide array of other essentials.
9/11 Commission Report
The 9/11 Commission members were appointed by President George W. Bush and the United States Congress, which led to the criticism that the Commission was not independent.
For more than 13 years, 28 pages documenting specific indications of foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers were hidden from the American people.
Under tremendous pressure from the 9/11 victims families, a few courageous members of Congress and LaRouchePAC, who has championed this story since 2009, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees have finally made public a redacted version of the classified 28 pages...
President Bush said then that publication of that section of the report would damage American intelligence operations, revealing "sources and methods that would make it harder for us to win the war on terror." ... "There's nothing in it about national security," Walter Jones, a Republican congressman from North Carolina who has read the missing pages, contends. "It's about the Bush Administration and its relationship with the Saudis."
The commission had to subpoena the F.A.A. for documents, had to subpoena NORAD for documents and they will never get the full story. That is one of the tragedies. One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up.
Shining much-needed light on areas the 9/11 Commission preferred to keep dark, Intelligence Matters chronicles the efforts of a historic joint House-Senate inquiry to get to the bottom of our intelligence failures on that infamous day in 2001. Originally published in 2004 amid the media circus surrounding The 9/11 Commission Report, it told more than a riveting tale—it also provided an unflinching expos of failure, incompetence, and deceit at the highest levels of our government.
Any government that rejects this principle - trying to pick and choose its terrorist friends - will know the consequences. We must speak the truth about terror. Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September 11th - malicious lies that attempt to shift blame away from the terrorists themselves, away from the guilty. To inflame ethnic hatred is to advance the cause of terror. And no government should promote the propaganda of terrorists. (video, at 18m:46s)