There is a veritable flood of silly stories about the 'Real Reasons' for the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001. Many of these are invented by people looking for attention but there are also a number that are deliberately created, and publicized, by the government itself. The reasons for this fictionalizing of a national tragedy? Because if the actual truth ever became public, there would be such an enormous, and unstoppable, outcry that the result could well be the destruction of the Bush administration with very probable criminal charges being brought against some its most important members.
In American and British intelligence agencies, at the higher levels, it is well-known that the Russians have long ago penetrated Israeli intelligence with many pseudo-"Jewish immigrant plants. Since Israel and the United States have a very close working arrangement (Mossad agents are assigned to a physical presence in the CIA headquarters in Langley and regularly report back to Tel Aviv what goes on there at the very highest level) it is no surprise to those of us with long service in Washington, that what goes to Tel Aviv (like the vast outpouring of the most secret documents stolen by Pollard and sold by him to the Israeli intelligence organs) goes immediately to Moscow. Thanks to Pollard, whom Bush is "thinking about pardoning, the Russians got the keys to all of the highest level American intelligence codes to include the Army, the Air Force, the NSA, the CIA and other agencies.
Given this background, let me progress to the crux of this report.
Vice President Dick Cheney runs the White House in some areas and he runs Bush with an iron hand. Cheney is interested in stopping, dead, the EPA's attempt to control American industry and its production methods. Cheney is the instigator of the attack on Iraq. He wanted this attack so that the United States could have control over all Iraqi oil and serve as a US command center in the Middle East so as to be able to move militarily against any oil-producing Arab state that dared to contradict energy policies that he, Cheney approved of. A very staunch ally of Israel, Cheney also wanted a significant long-term American military presence in the Middle East to support and protect Israel from possible military actions from her neighbors.
To invade Iraq with public support, Cheney connived with the Israelis to foment an incident of significance aimed at the United States and executed on American territory. When the Israeli Mossad infiltrated Arab terrorist groups functioning inside the United States, they reported both to their own officials and, through them, to the CIA.
The Mossad knew in detail about the projected attacks on New York and Washington, passed this information to their people and, via the CIA, directly to Cheney. None of this was given to Bush, whom Cheney considers to be a 'weak sister.
When it became evident that the attack was to be forthcoming, Cheney quietly warned Attorney General Ashcroft, key members of his personal staff and key staffers at the Pentagon not to fly by commercial American aircraft between the end of August and the middle of September, 2001.
This inside information was certainly known to 'Scooter' Libby and was the primary reason Bush quickly commuted his sentence of imprisonment and, as we all know here, plans to give him a full pardon just as he is leaving office.
Bush, who knew nothing of all of this, went to his Texas ranch at Crawford for the month of August. Bush likes to go to go to Crawford so he can drink himself into a stupor without the danger of unwelcome observation. Without informing Bush of his specific knowledge, Cheney saw to it that Bush and his staff went to Florida for the main event, where they would be out of the way, and safe, while he hid in his famous bunker and planned to emerge as the Edward Stanton of his day, directing the government until Bush returned. Cheney planned to use his inside information to permit the attack to proceed and, if it was successful, use it as a tool to increase the Presidential power (and his own) and launch a military attack on oil-rich Iraq.
Cheney was completely successful in his goals .Over 3,000 people died directly as a result of deliberate silence, and in the intervening years, the death tolls have become immense. What has also become immense is the sum of money Cheney has made by forcing no-bid contracts for Halliburton on the government. Cheney has many stock options in this company, options he got when the stock was far lower in value than it is today after he deliberately inflated its value.
Now, let's look at certain very important, and sourced, incidents leading up to the attack to see just what Cheney and his claque knew and when they knew it.
March 7, 2001 The Russian Permanent Mission at the United Nations secretly submits "an unprecedented detailed report to the UN Security Council about bin Laden, his whereabouts, details of his al-Qaeda network, Afghan drug running, and Taliban connections in Pakistan. The report provides "a listing of all bin Laden's bases, his government contacts and foreign advisors, and enough information to potentially kill him. The US fails to act. Alex Standish, the editor of the highly respected Jane's Intelligence Review, concludes that the attacks of 9/11 were less of an American intelligence failure and more the result of "a political decision not to act against bin Laden. [Jane's Intelligence Review 10/5/01]
On June 26, 2001, the CIA informed the White House that they had intercepted foreign intelligence traffic concerning possible al-Qaeda strikes in America on July 4.
June 2001 -- German intelligence, the BND, warned the CIA and Israel that Middle Eastern terrorists were "planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture." [Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, September 14, 2001.]
July 5, 2001, the CIA informed the President, through the office of the Vice President, that al-Qaeda attacks against American targets "were entirely possible during the summer of that year.
June 2001: German intelligence warned the CIA, Britain's MI6, and Israel's Mossad that Middle Eastern terrorists were training for hijackings and targeting US and Israeli symbols. [Source: Fox News, 5/17/02]
June 28, 2001- National security advisor Condoleeza Rice said: "It is highly likely that a significant al-Qaeda, attack is in the near future, within several weeks."
Late June 2001 White House National Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Richard Clarke, gave a direct warning to the FAA to increase security measures in light of an impending terrorist attack. The FAA refuses to take such measures. [New Yorker 1/14/02]
July 26, 2001: Attorney General Ashcroft stopped flying commercial airlines due to a threat assessment. [Source: CBS, 7/26/01] He later walked out of his office rather than answer questions about this. [Source: Associated Press, 5/16/02]
August 2001 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian intelligence to again warn the U.S. government "in the strongest possible terms" of imminent attacks by suicide pilots on airports and government buildings. [Source: MS-NBC interview with Putin, September 15.,2001, Fox, September 17, 2001]
August 2001 At least six 9/11 hijackers, including all of those that boarded Flight 77, lived in Laurel, Maryland from about this time. They reportedly include Hani Hanjour, Majed Moqed, Khalid Almihdhar, Nawaf Alhazmi and Salem Alhazmi Nawaf Alhazmi, Khalid Almihdhar, Marwan Alshehhi, and Mohamed Atta
August 4-30, 2001 President Bush spent most of August 2001 at his Crawford, Texas, ranch, nearly setting a record for the longest presidential vacation. While it was billed a "working vacation, ABC reported Bush was doing "nothing much aside from his regular daily intelligence briefings. [ABC 8/3/01;
August 8-23, 2001: Two high ranking Israeli Mossad agents came to Washington to warn the FBI and CIA that up to 200 terrorists had slipped into the US and were planning an imminent major assault in the US. Indications pointed to a highly visible target. [Sources: Telegraph, 9/16/01, Los Angeles Times, 9/16/01, Fox News, 5/17/02] The Mossad gave the CIA a list of terrorists. A major Israeli spy ring was hard on the heels of at least four members of the 9/11 hijackers, including lead hijacker Mohammed Atta. [Source: BBC, 10/2/01]
August 24, 2001, the head of the Israeli Mossad reported the imminence of an Arab attack against American targets and a similar report was made by the same agency on September 7, 2001.
August 28, 2001 Hijacker Atta was able to buy his flight ticket, despite being wanted by police for driving without a license and violating visa regulations. He should have been wanted for sabotaging a stalled aircraft as well "Four of the five members of the group that diverted American Airlines flight number 11 Mohammed Atta, Abdulaziz Al-Omari, Walid and Wahd Al-Shehri, as well as one of the five terrorists of United flight 175, Marwan Al-Shehhi , resided all at various times in Hollywood, Florida. Arab terrorists and suspected terror cells lived in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as in Miami and Hollywood, Florida from December 2000 to April 2001 in direct proximity to the Israeli spy cells.'
According to the report, the Mossad agents were interested in the leader of the terrorists, Mohammed Atta and his key accomplice, Marwan al-Shehi. Both lived in Hamburg before they settled in Hollywood, Florida in order to plan the attacks. A Mossad team was also operating in the same town. The leader, Hanan Serfati, had rented several dwellings. Everything indicates that the terrorists were constantly observed by the Israelis. The chief Israeli agent was staying right near the post office where the terrorists had a mailbox. The Mossad also had its sights on Atta's accomplice Khalid al-Midhar, with whom the CIA was also familiar, but allowed to run free.
September 10, 2001: A particularly urgent warning was received the night before the attacks, causing some top Pentagon brass to suddenly cancel travel plans for the next morning, apparently because of "sudden security concerns ' . [Source: Newsweek September 12, 2001] "Why that same information was not available to the 266 people who died aboard the four hijacked commercial aircraft may become a hot topic on the Hill." [Source: Newsweek, 9/13/01]
September 11, 2001, President George Bush flew with a significant number of his senior staff to Sarasota, Florida where he visited the Emma E. Booker Elementary School. In a well-covered media event, Bush attended a meeting of school children and read portions of a child's book to them. When Airforce One took off with the President and his entourage safely on board, it headed west to carry the President away from the apparent target areas. While the President and his staff, like Vice President Cheney were safely ensconced in concrete bunkers
And from a personal perspective, my wife's best friend in Washington knows Cheney's wife, Lynn very well. She told my wife several times that in August of 2001, the Vice President told his wife, who was planning to take a trip later that month, that she had best not fly by commercial airlines "because we believe there will be a serious terrorist attack sometime between the end of August and the middle of September… I heard this just after the attack and again about three weeks ago.