Newly Released FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks

By  Whitney Webb
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For nearly two decades, one of the most overlooked and little known arrestsmade in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was that of the so-called “High Fivers,” or the “Dancing Israelis.” However, new information released by the FBI on May 7 has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Shortly after 8:46 a.m. on the day of the attacks, just minutes after the first plane struck the World Trade Center, five men — later revealed to be Israeli nationals — had positioned themselves in the parking lot of the Doric Apartment Complex in Union City, New Jersey, where they were seen taking pictures and filming the attacks while also celebrating the destruction of the towers and “high fiving” each other. At least one eyewitness interviewed by the FBI had seen the Israelis’ van in the parking lot as early as 8:00 a.m. that day, more than 40 minutes prior to the attack. The story received coverage in U.S. mainstream media at the time but has since been largely forgotten.

The men — Sivan Kurzberg, Paul Kurzberg, Oded Ellner, Yaron Shimuel and Omar Marmari — were subsequently apprehended by law enforcement and claimed to be Israeli tourists on a “working holiday” in the United States where they were employed by a moving company, Urban Moving Systems. Upon his arrest, Sivan Kurzberg told the arresting officer, “We are Israeli; we are not your problem. Your problems are our problems, The Palestinians are the problem.”

For years, the official story has been that these individuals, while they had engaged in “immature” behavior by celebrating and being “visibly happy” in their documenting of the attacks, had no prior knowledge of the attack. However, newly released FBI copies of the photos taken by the five Israelis strongly suggest that these individuals had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The copies of the photos were obtained via a FOIA request made by a private citizen.

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According to a former high-ranking American intelligence official who spoke to the Jewish Daily Forward in 2002, the FBI concluded in its investigation that the five Israelis arrested “were conducting a Mossad surveillance mission and that their employer, Urban Moving Systems of Weehawken, NJ, served as a front.” At least two of the men arrested were determined to have direct links to the Mossad after their names appeared in a CIA-FBI database of foreign intelligence operatives. According to one of their lawyers, one of the men, Paul Kurzberg, had previously worked for the Mossad in another country prior to arriving in the United States. Another of those arrested, Oded Ellner, subsequently stated on Israeli TV that the five Israelis had been in New York at the time “to document the event,” meaning the attack on the World Trade Center.

The FOIA release of the photos is notable because responses to prior FOIA requests to the Department of Justice, which oversees the FBI, had previously claimed that all of the photos taken by the Israeli nationals had been destroyed in January 2014. The photos themselves are heavily redacted, making it impossible to see the Israelis’ facial expressions. However, previously declassified yet heavily redacted FBI reports state that the Israelis are “visibly happy” in nearly every photo, even when the burning towers are in the background. The photos released are also not original copies and instead appear to be photocopies of photocopies of the original pictures. In addition, of the original 76 pictures developed by authorities from the camera in the Israelis’ possession, only 14 were released.

However, three of these photos — despite the heavy redaction and poor quality — are damning. Since 2001, even though the photos were never released until now, it had been known that one of the Israelis arrested — Sivan Kurzberg — was seen in a photo “holding a lighted lighter in the foreground, with the smoldering wreckage [of the twin towers] in the background,” according to Steven Noah Gordon, then-lawyer for the five Israelis, as cited in a New York Times reportfrom November 2001.

The picture of Kurzberg with the lit lighter appears to be photo #5 in the new FOIA release. Yet, the picture released includes a visible date of September 10, 2001, the day before the attacks, as do two other photos — images #7 and #8 in the collection — whereas all other photos with dates show only the month and the year (9 ‘01). The FOIA release did not provide any information as to the apparent discrepancy in dates.

While this could be explained away as the camera in question being programmed with a slightly inaccurate date, that doesn’t seem to be the case for two reasons. First, only two out of the 14 pictures carry that date and, second, previously declassified FBI reports report an eyewitness adamantly stating that Sivan Kurzberg had visited the Doric Apartments on September 10, 2001 at around 3 p.m. with at least one other man, with whom he was conversing in a foreign language, and had identified himself as a “construction worker” to a tenant (page 61 of declassified FBI report).

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In addition, the FBI report noted that a van from Urban Moving Systems, the company that employed the five Israelis at the time of their arrest, was present and was involved in moving a tenant out of the complex on September 10 and that the movers all had foreign accents. Thus, images 5, 7 and 8 strongly appear to have been taken at the same complex a day before the attacks. Kurzberg is seen in both images that display the visible date of September 10, 2001.

This raises two possibilities. First, that there are two images of Kurzberg with a lit lighter in front of the towers, one taken before the attack and one taken at the time of the attack, and that the FBI released only one of them. Second, that Kurzberg took the picture with the lighter only the day before the attack and his lawyer misrepresented the contents of the photo to the New York Times. Given that the background of the photo — particularly the state of the towers — is indiscernible in the recently released photo, it is difficult to determine which is the case.

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Yet, in either scenario, Kurzberg had simulated the burning of the World Trade Center the day before the attacks took place. That the FBI concluded that Kurzberg was party to a Mossad surveillance operation at the time of his arrest would then suggest that Israeli intelligence also had foreknowledge of the attacks.

Notably, the relevant section of the FBI report that asks “1. Did the Israeli nationals have foreknowledge of the events at WTC and were they filming the events prior to and in anticipation of the explosion?” is redacted in its entirety, suggesting that the FBI did not determine the answer to that question to be an emphatic “no.”

One of the 9/11 loose-ends coverups?

If images 5 and 7 were indeed taken the day prior to the attack, the question then becomes why the FBI officially concluded that the arrested Israelis had no prior knowledge of the attacks? One report from ABC News dated June 2002 suggests that the Bush administration intervened in the investigation. That report states that “Israeli and U.S. government officials worked out a deal — and after 71 days, the five Israelis were taken out of jail, put on a plane, and deported back home [to Israel].” If the Bush administration had cut a deal with Israel’s government to cover up the incident, it certainly would not have been the first time a U.S. presidential administration had done so on Israel’s behalf.

Further evidence that higher-ups in the administration intervened is the fact that then-Attorney General John Ashcroft personally signed off on the detainees’ release. Upon his entering the private sector as a lobbyist and consultant in 2005, the Israeli government became one of Ashcroft’s first clients.

A cover-up certainly seems to have happened to some extent, between the destruction of records of the investigation and the fact that official conclusions of the investigation do not add up. In the latter case, the FBI  — in a file dated September 24, 2001– officially stated that they “determined that none of the Israelis were actively engaged in clandestine intelligence activities in the United States.” However, that conclusion was directly contradicted by U.S. officials a year later and by the fact that Israel’s own government subsequently acknowledgedthat the five Israelis had indeed been involved in “clandestine intelligence activities in the United States.”

In addition, the new FOIA release of the photos suggests that another FBI conclusion — that “none of the pictures developed from the film found inside the 35-mm camera depicted the twin towers prior to the attack” — was inaccurate. This may explain why the images released via the recent FOIA request were heavily edited leaving details in the background greatly obscured, making it impossible to determine whether the photos were taken prior to or during the attacks based solely on the state of the towers.

“Tourists” with cash-stuffed socks, box cutters, and explosives?

Beyond the photos and observed activities of the so-called “Dancing Israelis,” it is worth revisiting several other suspicious circumstances linked to their arrest that clearly show that the men in question were hardly the “tourists” they had claimed to be. One often cited example is the fact that one of the men, Oded Ellner, had a “white sock-like sack filled with $4,700 in cash,” as well as maps of the city with certain places highlighted, and box cutters. In addition, the van in which the Israelis were arrested was “oddly” lacking “equipment typically used in a moving company’s daily duties,” according to the FBI, and residue of explosives was found in the van.

Of the explosive residue, the declassified FBI report states:

A search of the van and individuals was conducted at the time of the vehicle stop. The vehicle was also searched by a trained bomb-sniffing dog which yielded a positive result for the presence of explosive traces. Swabs of the vehicle’s interior were taken, and those samples were sent to the FBI laboratory for further analysis. Final results are still pending.”

In total, the FBI reported that four items related to explosives were found in the ban and are labeled in the report as “Fabric Sample (Explosive Residue),” “Control Swabs – SA [ – ] Gloves,” “Control Swabs – (Bomb Suits),” and “Blanket Samples For Explosive Residue.” In addition, a VHS tape and some still photographs found in the van “were sent to Laboratory Examiner [ redacted ] (Explosives Unit).”

In addition to the strange nature of some of the Israelis’ possessions in the van and on their person, the company that employed them — Urban Moving Systems — was of special interest to the FBI, which concluded that the company was likely a “fraudulent operation.” Upon a search of the company’s premises, the FBI noted that “little evidence of a legitimate business operation was found.” The FBI report also noted that there were an “unusually large number of computers relative to the number of employees for such a fairly small business” and that “further investigation identified several pseudo-names or aliases associated with Urban Moving Systems and its operations.”

The FBI presence at the Urban Moving Systems search site drew the attention of the local media and was later reported on both television and in the local press. A former Urban Moving Systems employee later contacted the Newark Division with information indicating that he had quit his employment with Urban Moving Systems as a result of the high amount of anti-American sentiment present among Urban’s employees. The former employee stated that an Israeli employee of Urban had even once remarked, “Give us twenty years and we’ll take over your media and destroy your country” (page 37 of the FBI report).

The FBI returned to search the premises of Urban Moving Systems a month later, but by that time found:

The building and all of its contents had been abandoned by…the owner of Urban Moving Systems. This [was] apparently being done to avoid criminal prosecution after the 09/11/2001 arrest of five of his employees and subsequent seizure of his office computer systems by members of the FBI-NK on or around 09/13/2001.”

The company’s owner — Dominik Otto Suter, an Israeli citizen — had fled to Israel on September 14, 2001, two days after he had been questioned by the FBI. The FBI told ABC Newsthat “Urban Moving may have been providing cover for an Israeli intelligence operation.” Surprisingly, since at least 2016, Suter has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works for a contractor for major tech companies like Google and Microsoft. According to the public records database Intelius, in 2006 and 2007 Suter also worked for a telecommunications company — Granite Telecommunications — that works for the U.S. military and several other U.S. government agencies.

In addition to Urban Moving Systems, another moving company, Classic International Movers, became of interest in connection with the investigation into the “Dancing Israelis,” which led to the arrest and detention of four Israeli nationals who worked for this separate moving company. The FBI’s Miami Division had alerted the Newark Division that Classic International Movers was believed to have been used by one of the 19 alleged 9/11 hijackers before the attack, and one of the “Dancing Israelis” had the number for Classic International Movers written in a notebook that was seized at the time of his arrest. The report further states that one of the Israelis of Classic International Movers who was arrested “was visibly disturbed by the Agents’ questioning regarding his personal email account.”

A crowded dance floor

While the case of the “Dancing Israelis” has long been treated as an outlier in the aftermath of September 11, what is often overlooked is the fact that hundreds of Israeli nationals were arrested in the aftermath of the attacks.

According to a FOX News report from December 2001, 60 Israelis were apprehended or detained after September 11, with most deported, and a total of 140 Israelis were arrested and detained in all of 2001 by federal authorities. That report claimed that the arrests, ostensibly including the “Dancing Israelis,” were in relation to an investigation of “an organized [Israeli] intelligence gathering operation designed to ‘penetrate government facilities.’”

The report also added that most of those arrested, in addition to having served in the IDF, had “intelligence expertise” and worked for Israeli companies that specialized in wiretapping. Some of those detained were also active members of the Israeli military; and several detainees, including the “Dancing Israelis,” had failed polygraph tests when asked if they had been surveilling the U.S. government.

A key aspect of that report, compiled by journalist Carl Cameron, also states that federal investigators widely suspected that Israeli intelligence had prior knowledge of the September 11 attacks. In the report, Cameron stated:

The Israelis may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance and not shared it. A highly placed investigator said there are ‘tie-ins’ but when asked for details he flatly refused to describe them saying: ‘Evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified. I cannot tell you about the evidence that has been gathered. It is classified information.’”

One exchange between Cameron and host Brit Hume included in the report is particularly telling:

HUME: “Carl, what about this question of advanced knowledge of what was going to happen on 9/11? How clear are investigators that some Israeli agents may have known something?”

CAMERON: “Well it’s very explosive information obviously and there is a great deal of evidence that they say they have collected. None of it necessarily conclusive. It’s more when they put it all together a big question they say is, ‘How could they have not known?’ — almost a direct quote, Brit.”

9/11 as a big — and acknowledged — Israeli win

If the “Dancing Israelis”, and more broadly the Mossad and the Israeli government, had foreknowledge of September 11, why would they remain silent and not attempt to warn the American government or public of the coming attacks? In the case of the “Dancing Israelis,” why would Israelis celebrate such an attack?

One of the detained “Dancing Israelis,” Omer Marmari, told police the following about why he viewed the September 11 attacks in a positive light:

Israel now has hope that the world will now understand us. Americans are naïve and America is easy to get inside. There are not a lot of checks in America. And now America will be tougher about who gets into their country.”

While Marmari’s statement may suggest one reason some of the “Dancing Israelis” were so “visibly happy” in their photographs, there are also other statements made by top Israeli politicians that suggest why the Israeli government and its intelligence agency declined to act on apparent foreknowledge of the attack.

When asked, on the day of the 9/11 attacks, how the attacks would affect American-Israeli relations, Benjamin Netanyahu — the current Israeli prime minister — told the New York Timesthat “It’s very good,” before quickly adding “Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.” He then predicted, much as Marmari had, that the attacks would “strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we’ve experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive hemorrhaging of terror.”

Netanyahu, in a candid conversation recorded in 2001, also echoed Marmari’s claim that Americans are naïve. In that recording, Netanyahu said:

I know what America is. America is something that can easily be moved. Moved to the right direction. … They won’t get in our way. They won’t get in our way… 80 percent of the Americans support us. It’s absurd.”

In addition, also on the day of the September 11 attacks, Netanyahu — who at the time was not in political office — held a press conference in which he claimed that he had predicted the attacks on the World Trade Center by “militant Islam” in his 1995 book, Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorism. In that book, Netanyahu had posited that Iranian-linked “militants” would set off a nuclear bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center.

During his press conference on the day of the attacks, Netanyahu also asserted that the 9/11 attacks would be a turning point for America and compared them to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Netanyahu’s statement echoes the infamous line from the “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” document authored by the neoconservative think tank, the Project for a New Ameican Century (PNAC). That line reads. “Further, the process of transformation [towards a neo-Reaganite foreign policy and hyper-militarism], even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor.”

Then again, years later In 2008, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported that Netanyahu had stated that the September 11 attacks had greatly benefited Israel. He was quoted as saying: “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq.”

Indeed, it goes without saying that the aftermath of 9/11 — which involved the U.S. leading a destructive effort throughout the Middle East — has indeed benefited Israel. Many of the U.S.’ post-9/11 “nation-building” efforts have notably mirrored the policy paper “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm,” which was authored by American neoconservatives — PNAC members among them — for Netanyahu’s first term as prime minister.

That document calls for the creation of a “New Middle East” by, among other things, “weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria” and “removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right.” As is known now, both of those main objectives have since come to pass, each with strong Israeli involvement.

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A Majority of Americans Do Not Believe the Official 9/11 Story – “Conspiracy Theorists” Now A Majority

By Paul Craig Roberts
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TruePublica, a British website that has avoided the 9/11 issue, has had its fill of ignorant journalists at the BBC, Huffington Post and other propagandists for the military/security complex. The constant, shrill demeaning of experts and distinguished people who have raised questions about the official story has convinced TruePublica that skeptics who need so much shouting down must have a point.

The media has NEVER EXAMINED the evidence or explained the analysis provided by scientists, architects, engineers, pilots, and the first responders who experienced the explosions of the World Trade Center twin towers. The media has never asked for the release of the multiple videos that recorded whatever struck the Pentagon. The media has never investigated whether cell phones worked in 2001 from the altitudes at which the official story claims calls were made.

Instead two-bit punk presstitutes, such as the BBC’s Chris Bell and the Huffington Post’s Jess Brammer andl Chris York, label experts with knowledge and integrity “conspiracy theorists.” These presstitutes knowingly use a cover-up term that the CIA put into use via its media assets to discredit the expert skeptics of the Warren Commission Report on the assassination of President Kennedy.

The fact that the carefully presented evidence is NEVER ENGAGED EXCEPT WITH NAME-CALLING is a strong indication that the evidence is true and cannot be refuted.

TruePublica is such a mainline site that, in its own words, it does not even “publish news sourced by RT,” a far more reliable source of news than the BBC, CNN, or New York Times. However, it has dawned on TruePublica that after 18 years an ad hominem attack remains the only defense of the official story. The official account has NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER. It rests entirely on the AVOIDANCE OF EVIDENCE and on unverified assertions.

The success of the 9/11 Lawyers’ Committee in obtaining the consent of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York to “comply with the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3332,” which requires the convening of a federal grand jury to examine the unexamined 9/11 evidence, has impressed TruePublica as no US attorney would convene a grand jury on the basis of a conspiracy theory. Clearly compelling evidence has been presented to the US Attorney.

Obviously, Washington expects the Justice (sic) Department to escape from the bind into which it has been put by the Lawyer’s Committee, an escape that the presstitute media will aid and abet. Nevertheless, the escape will likely reinforce the public’s view that the government is afraid of the evidence and is no more likely to follow it than in the case of President Kennedy’s assassination, Robert Kennedy’s assassination, the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty and a large number of other officially covered up crimes.

More and more people will come to realize that ad hominem name-calling is not an acceptable response to evidence.

Some Interesting New Information About 9/11

TruePublica Editor: We have published almost nothing about 9/11 on TruePublica. When independent news outlets do, they are immediately branded by the mainstream media and so-called ‘fact-checkers’ as conspiracy theorists. The BBC makes this point precisely in a 2018 article that starts like this – “On 11 September 2001, four passenger planes were hijacked by radical Islamist terrorists – almost 3,000 people were killed as the aircraft were flown into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Just hours after the collapse of New York’s Twin Towers, a conspiracy theory surfaced online which persists more than 16 years later.”

The entire article is dedicated to all the ‘conspiracy theories’ involved in 9/11 and makes a mockery of anyone or anything that questions the official government line. They even heavily mock the brother of one man killed in 9/11 and frankly, true or not, the BBC’s report itself is rather sickening to read.

And yet, here we are, all these years later and it’s hardly surprising the theories of a conspiracy continue.

A 2016 study from Chapman University in California, found more than half of the American people believe the government is concealing information about the 9/11 attacks. This is in part because, large sections of the official US government report were redacted for years – and is still missing to this day.

The big problem is that the government is withholding crucial evidence. And then there’s other evidence the state and mainstream media refuse to even consider.

Paul Craig Roberts is an American economist and former United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy under President Reagan. Roberts was an associate editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and has received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.

Roberts wrote this really interesting piece of information just a few days ago that the mainstream media has been completely silent about: “Although the United States is allegedly a democracy with a rule of law, it has taken 17 years for public pressure to bring about the first grand jury investigation of 9/11. Based on the work of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth led by Richard Gage, first responder and pilots organizations, books by David Ray Griffin and others, and eyewitness testimony, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry has presented enough hard facts to the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York to force his compliance with the provisions of federal law that require the convening of a federal grand jury to investigate for the first time the attacks of September 11, 2001.

This puts the US Justice (sic) Department in an extraordinary position. There will be tremendous pressures on the US Attorney’s office to have the grand jury dismiss the evidence as an unpatriotic conspiracy theory or otherwise maneuver to discredit the evidence presented by the Lawyers’ Committee, or modify the official account without totally discrediting it.

What the 9/11 truthers and the Lawyers’ Committee have achieved is the destruction of the designation of 9/11 skeptics as “conspiracy theorists.” No US Attorney would convene a grand jury on the basis of a conspiracy theory. Clearly, the evidence is compelling that has put the US Attorney in an unenviable position.”

If the Lawyers’ Committee and the 9/11 truthers trust the US Attorney to go entirely by the facts, little will come of the grand jury. If the United States had a rule of law, something as serious as 9/11 could not have gone for 17 years without investigation.”
 
Three weeks before Roberts’ made this statement a letter was published by Off-Guardian about a Huffington Post hit piece about an academic teaching journalism. Its first paragraph explains entirely its own position.

“An academic teaching journalism students at one of the UK’s top universities has publicly supported long-discredited conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terror attack, HuffPost UK can reveal.”

This entire article, like that of the BBC’s, vigorously attacks any individual or organisation that has the temerity to question the ‘official’ narrative on any major incident as offered up by the state, such as the Skripal poisonings, Syria’s chemical weapons, Iraq and Chilcot Report.

HuffPost even uses an unnamed former head of MI6 and an unnamed former Supreme Commander of Nato to dispel such challenges to this narrative and then attacks other sources of news such as RT as nothing more than Russian propaganda irrespective of the source. As a rule, TruePublica does not publish news sourced by RT but that does not make all of its content propaganda.

David Ray Griffin, a retired American professor and political writer who founded the Center for Process Studies which seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought was the co-author of the book ‘9/11 Unmasked’ – part of the attack piece was centered on by the HuffPost hit piece.

The head of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, the other co-author, responded to the HuffPost.  For information, the goal of the Consensus Panel is to “provide a ready source of evidence-based research to any investigation that may be undertaken by the public, the media, academia, or any other investigative body or institution.”

That letter is as follows:

Jess Brammer, UK Huffington Post
Chris York, UK Huffington Post

Dear Ms. Brammar and Mr. York:

I was the head information specialist serving the Medical Health Officers of British Columbia, Canada, for 25 years.

Your attack piece on Professor Piers Robinson and on the scholarly work of Dr. David Ray Griffin is the least accurate and the lowest quality published article I have ever seen.

I have assisted Dr. Griffin with 10 of his investigative books into the events of 9/11. In 2011 we decided to create the international 9/11 Consensus Panel to review and evaluate the official claims relating to September 11, 2001. The Panel we formed has 23 members, including people from the fields of physics, chemistry, structural engineering, aeronautical engineering, piloting, airplane crash investigation, medicine, journalism, psychology, and religion.

In seeking a consensus methodology, I was advised by the former provincial epidemiologist of British Columbia to employ a leading model that is used in medicine to establish the best diagnostic and treatment evidence to guide the world’s doctors using medical consensus statements.

The Panel methodology has produced, seven years later, 51 refutations of the official claims, which were published as 911 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation in September, 2018.

Each Consensus Point, now a chapter in this book, was given three rounds of review and feedback by the Panel members. The panelists were blind to one another throughout the process, providing strictly uninfluenced individual feedback. Any Points that did not receive 85% approval by the third round were set aside.

The Honorary Members of the Panel include the late British (and longest-serving) parliamentarian Michael Meacher, the late evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis, and the late Honorary President of the Italian Supreme Court, Ferdinando Imposimato.

The Huffington Post drastically lowered its standards to publish this hit piece, and what influenced it to do so is a question worth pursuing.
Yours truly,
Elizabeth Woodworth, Co-author with Dr. David Ray Griffin of 9/11 Unmasked

TruePublica continues:
It is over 18 years now since the world-changing event of 9/11. One wonders when the information held by the American government, that continues to anger so many people affected by it will ever emerge.

However, one reason why such questions persist is precisely that of the actions of the US government itself. One should not forget those so-called ‘conspiracy theories’ that actually came true that continues to pour petrol on the flames of doubt.

For example, the American government killed thousands by poisoning alcohol to prove its point that alcohol was bad for the general public during prohibition. This was a ‘conspiracy theory’ that went on for decades – until it was proven to be true.

Then, you can take your pick of the lies government tells when it comes to starting wars – how about the lie the Saddam Hussain and Iraq had WMD ready to fire at Western targets. Total deaths exceeded 1 million. Yet another classic American lie was the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964, as a pretext for escalating the country’s involvement in the Vietnam War that killed 60,000 American soldiers. Total deaths racked up 1.35 million, all based on a lie. That incident only came about because of an unintentional declassification of an NSA file in 2005.

Edward Snowden proved with his revelations in 2013 that the government was spying on everyone when the government had denied they had ever done so. It took a whistleblower to let us all know. The UK government has been found by the highest courts in the land to have broken numerous privacy and surveillance laws as a result of mass civilian surveillance systems.

Operation Mockingbird was a US government operation where journalists were paid to publish CIA propaganda, only uncovered by the Watergate scandal. It took a thief to unknowingly capture secret documents and recordings for the public to find out.

The list goes on and on – just as 9/11 will, so it will be interesting to see how the US Attorney, presented with evidence from so many prominent professionals will bury yet more 9/11 evidence. Don’t hold your breath though, the same questions will, no doubt, still be being asked in another 18 years time.

Only 34% of Americans Believe US Elites Exploited 9/11 for Gain

34% of Americans Believe US Elites Exploited 9/11 for Gain

 by Grant Smith

They want government officials to be criminally prosecuted

A single common theme emerges from most public discussions of U.S. foreign policy. No matter how widespread the carnage, devastating the financial impact or enormous the opportunity cost of war – the United States is always presumed to have meant well. US foreign policies are designed as much to improve the well-being of foreigners as to protect US national security. It is relatively rare for revisionist historians or informed critics questioning the true motives behind US foreign policy to be allowed any significant platform to air contrarian views. Despite this pervasive discrimination, a significant segment of the American public not only believes US elites exploited the 9/11 attacks, but would like to see US government officials who backed the “Global War on Terror” criminally prosecuted.

Credible “Global War on Terror” damage assessments are as scarce as policy contrarians. Since 9/11, US government officials debated but generally shied away from releasing official body counts. This is to avoid public perceptions that the US is now trapped in a “quagmire” reminiscent of Vietnam. Credible, official total financial cost estimates of the series of conflicts – officially premised on the idea that they will protect the US from future 9/11-style attacks – are similarly difficult to come by. When there are no solid numbers, it becomes impossible to have meaningful debates or perform public opinion research – which may be why the information deficits persist.

Not all researchers are daunted, and some continue to bridge the knowledge gap. Brown University’s Cost of War Project released a November 14 estimate that half a million have died and that the spent and obligated cost of post-9/11 US wars through fiscal year 2019 is $5.9 trillion. This financial cost is comparable to the 2020 forecast GDP of Japan. The average US taxpayer has been tapped for $23,286 for the wars since 2001, according to Brown’s 2017 update.

How do most Americans feel about this immense diversion of wealth and carnage? When asked, “Brown University says the ‘global war on terror’ caused 480,000 deaths, uprooted 21 million & cost more than $6 trillion. Did US elites improperly exploit 9/11 for gain?” a surprisingly high percentage – roughly a third – of Americans replied that “Yes, elites did exploit 9/11 for gain.”

Question #1: Brown University says the “global war on terror” caused 480,000 deaths, uprooted 21 million and cost more than $6 trillion. Did US elites improperly exploit 9/11 for gain?

Source: 11/26-11/28 IRmep poll of 1,000 US adults through Google Surveys. RMSE 6.1%. Raw data and demographic filters are available at Google.

The turmoil of the Global War on Terror has obviously been of immense benefit to US arms manufacturers and related industries, providing them with claims upon resources peacetime could not. It has spawned entirely new “homeland” security industries exploiting the fearful mindset that spending on ever more invasive monitoring, surveillance and alleged countermeasures should be the default resource prioritization.

The Israel lobby believes it can spin 9/11 into ever more unconditional claims on US taxpayers, including at the state level and US executive branch backing of its land seizures, occupations, and even knee-jerk US involvement in military attacks launched by Israel.

Question #2: Brown University says the “global war on terror” caused 480,000 deaths, uprooted 21 million and cost more than $6 trillion. Should the US leaders that backed it be prosecuted?

Source: 11/23-11/25 IRmep poll of 1,000 US adults through Google Surveys. RMSE 4.8%. Raw data and demographic filters are available at Google.

But roughly a third of Americans believe ‘Global War on Terror’ turmoil is manufactured and now want to criminally prosecute government officials who – oftentimes on the basis of enormous, now indisputable lies – plunged America into perpetual war. When asked, “Brown University says the ‘global war on terror’ caused 480,000 deaths, uprooted 21 million & cost more than $6 trillion. Should the US leaders that backed it be prosecuted?” 34.3% responded “yes, they should be criminally prosecuted” in yet another statistically relevant poll of American adults.

Grant F. Smith is research director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy and the plaintiff in civil action no. 15-CV-01431 seeking CIA intelligence budget line items supporting Israel from 1990 through 2015. He is the author of the 2016 book, Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America now available as an audiobook.

George H.W. Bush: Occult Traitor

 

George H.W. Bush: Occult Traitor

Michael Hoffman – RevisionistHistory.org Dec 1, 2018

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The Bush boys, Prescott, the two Georges and Jeb, comprise one of our nation’s “dynastic families” in an America that is constitutionally banned from erecting an aristocracy. Others have included the Rockefellers, the Koch brothers, the Harrimans and the Kennedys. The Bush dynasty constitutes a de facto aristocracy with roots in the military-industrial complex and Saudi Arabia.

If we were to choose a single determining factor in their ascent and the protective cover afforded the Bush family legacy, we would select the Bush boys’ initiation into the secret society known as Skull and Bones, which is open only to specially chosen undergraduates at Yale University.

The occult in America in so far as the ruling class is implicated in it, does not particularly excite the interest of the news media. Questions about the inordinate power of the Freemasons, the Ku Klux Klan (prior to the Civil Rights era), and organizations such as Skull and Bones, are dismissed as “fringe” topics unworthy of serious study by “respected” journalists and academics. During the iconoclastic frenzy that seized America and led to the toppling of numerous memorials to Southern Confederates, prominent statues like that of Confederate General Albert Pike, one-time Supreme Commander of Scottish Rite Freemasons, and 33rd degree Freemason and former Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd, were untouched.

Bernard Baruch’s Creature

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George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, was the grandson of Samuel Prescott Bush (1863-1948), a protégé of Zionist banker Bernard Baruch. During the First World War, Baruch, as chairman of Woodrow Wilson’s War Industries Board, appointed Samuel to the board, where he was responsible for choosing which munitions and weapons manufacturers would receive millions of dollars in government funds, thereby launching the Bush family’s connection to the military-industrial complex. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, George H.W. Bush was a principal member of the “Carlyle Group” investment house which reaped a financial windfall from the 9/11 terror attack and George W. Bush’s invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Grave Robber

Prescott Bush. Click to enlarge

Prescott Bush. Click to enlarge

Sen. Prescott Bush (R-CT) was the father of George H.W. Bush. Commencing with him, the Bush dynasty ascended from the world of politics, war-profiteering and business with the Harrimans and Rockefellers, to the unfair advantages to be gained over one’s fellow Americans by membership in a secret society. Prescott was initiated into the Skull and Bones in 1916.

In 1918, nine years after the death of the guerrilla-fighter Geronimo at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the renowned Native American had been held as a prisoner of war, Prescott Bush and a small team of fellow Bonesman, entered the Indian cemetery there and robbed a grave. The presumption is that they were seeking Geronimo’s skull. One debate turns on whether they obtained his skull or that of another Indian. The corporate media have spread a protective cloak over this shameful episode and with their usual disinterest in matters embarrassing and deflating to our dynastic overlords, have denounced it as a “conspiracy theory” and a “discredited rumor.”

For those willing to question the authority of the corporations who own the media and dare to think for themselves beyond the hoodwink, there is evidence that a group of Skull and Bones members including Prescott Bush, did indeed rob and desecrate a grave at Fort Sill. The starting point for an investigation would be the May/June 2006 issue of Yale Alumni Magazine (http://archives.yalealumnimagazine.com/images/issues/2006/05/Yale_Alumn_Magazine.pdf), which is devoted in part to a recently discovered letter of June 7, 1918 from Bonesman Winter Mead to Bonesman F. Turbee Davison mentioning the grave-robbery. The fact that no investigation of this and other leads has been undertaken is no grounds for dismissing with a smirk the likelihood that the father of the 41st President of the United States was an occult ghoul.

Saudi Agent and Traitor to America

Former President George H.W. Bush is greeted by newly crowned King Abdullah during a retreat at King Abdullah’s estate in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 5, 2005

Former President George H.W. Bush is greeted by newly crowned King Abdullah during a retreat at King Abdullah’s estate in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 5, 2005

 President George H.W. Bush was distinguished by his unwavering allegiance to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including the family of Osama bin Laden. George H.W. arranged for his son George W. to enter into a business partnership with Salem bin Laden, Osama’s brother, allegedly using Houston entrepreneur James Reynolds Bath as a go-between. Bin Laden’s money temporarily helped to rescue Bush’s failing, Texas-based Arbusto Energy company, from insolvency. On May 29, 1988 Salem was killed in Texas in what was officially described as a “freak accident” when the plane he was flying “drifted into high voltage electrical lines” northeast of San Antonio. The National Transportation Safety Board did not conduct an accident investigation.

According to reporter Robert Scheer, “George H.W. Bush was a “a highly paid consultant to the Carlyle Group, a $12-billion investment firm heavy into the defense and energy games. Carlyle’s chairman, Frank Carlucci, who was Reagan’s Defense secretary, (was) a close friend of Donald Rumsfeld…The Carlyle company roster also include(d) top vets of the (George H.W.) Bush administration, led by ex-Secretary of State James Baker, a political gunslinger who worked hard on George W. Bush’s post-election campaign to secure Florida’s electoral votes and the White House. In fact, the government alums in the Carlyle Group are so well connected internationally that, until Sept. 11, the group was even trusted to invest the funds of the Bin Laden family…” (Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2002).

After the election of George W. Bush as President, in Saudi Arabia the Saudis hosted his father and his father’s partners in the Carlyle Group, and conveyed to them new contracts based on oil wealth.

Former President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush protected key Saudi principals from investigation in connection with the massacre of Americans in New York on September 11, 2001. In the immediate aftermath of the terror attack, while flights in American airspace were restricted, George W. Bush facilitated the departure of approximately 300 Saudi nationals on fifty-five separate flights. Among these were 24 members of the bin Laden family, as well as Prince Ahmed bin Salman, an intermediary between Al Qaeda and the House of Saud. (cf. Craig Unger, “The Great Escape,” New York Times, June 1, 2004, p. A19).

According to Dan Briody, author of The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group, “It’s not an exaggeration to say that September 11 is going to make the Carlyle investors very, very rich men.”

The September 11 terror attacks and the wars George W. Bush initiated in their wake, profited his father in his role as a Carlyle Group partner:

“Carlyle and its network of investors are well positioned to cash in on Bush Jr.’s expansion of the defense and Homeland Security department budgets. Two Carlyle companies, Federal Data Systems and US Investigations Services, hold multi-billion dollar contracts to provide background checks for commercial airlines, the Pentagon, the CIA and the Department of Homeland Security. USIS was once a federal agency called the Office Federal Investigations, but it was privatized in 1996…and was soon gobbled up by Carlyle…USIS now does 2.4 million background checks a year, largely for the federal government. Another Carlyle subsidiary, Vought Aircraft, holds more than a billion dollars in federal contracts to provide components for the C-117 transport plane, the B-2 bomber and the Apache attack helicopter. Prior to 2001, Vought had fallen on hard times. Just before the 9/11 attacks, Vought announced that it was laying off more than 1,200 employees, more than 20 percent of its workforce. But business picked up briskly following the airstrikes on Afghanistan and the war on Iraq” (Jeffrey St. Clair,  “When War is Swell: the Carlyle Group and the Middle East at War, CounterPunch, September 6, 2013).

George H.W. Bush (to the left of the clock) Skull and Bones portrait

George H.W. Bush (to the left of the clock) Skull and Bones portrait

Bush family members in Skull and Bones, with the year of their initiation:

U.S. Senator Prescott Bush: 1916

President George H.W. Bush: 1947

President George W. Bush: 1967

On February 7, 2004 NBC-TV journalist Tim Russert interviewed George W. Bush in the Oval Office.

Tim Russert: “You were both in Skull and Bones, the secret society.”

President George W. Bush: “It’s so secret we can’t talk about it.”

The ubiquity of this secret society was highlighted in the 2004 Presidential election campaign when both candidates of America’s two major political parties were members of the same secret society. Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry had been initiated into Skull and Bones in 1965. Heads they win. Tails we lose.

Almost none of the preceding facts will be broached by the System’s media in the days ahead, as the late President Bush is elevated to the pantheon of American statesmen and heroes in tediously toadying eulogies and sycophantic funerary rites. The old Pharaoh is dead. His skull and bones will endure in more ways than one.

 

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9/11 Mass Murder Mystery: A Book Review

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By David Brooks
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Nick Kollerstrom is a formidable name in the field of political journalism and alternative historical research. In 2009 he published the definitive book on the London bombings, Terror on the Tube: Behind the Veil of 7/7; in 2016 he released Chronicles of False-Flag Terror: A European Perspective. Now he brings together various internet articles about the mother of all false-flag events into one handy volume, provocatively titled Who Did 9/11?

This is not to say you should rush out and purchase your very own copy. Some of the articles in Kollerstrom’s compendium were written not long after the event, when information was still coming to light, and will have only nominal interest now.

Yet even in these early forays one can’t help being impressed with Kollerstrom’s skills as an investigative researcher. Few have gone to the trouble of looking up the names of passengers on the fatal flights of 9/11. Guess what? Even years later, most of these names do not appear on the SSDI, the registry of Social Security numbers belonging to deceased persons. Even more discombobulating is the verifiable fact that of all the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 (of “Let’s roll” fame), not a single bereaved family member has applied for the financial compensation. Is it any wonder Kollerstrom now rejects the whole “hijacked planes” scenario?

Alt-media journalism can be a dangerous pursuit. For undertaking such due diligence, Kollerstrom has been inevitably dismissed as a “conspiracy theorist,” and was summarily dismissed from his post at University College, London. Despite being in possession of two doctoral degrees, Nicholas Kollerstrom has yet to find another academic position.

The positive side of being blacklisted from academia is the freedom it confers on one’s writing. Unlike those straining to appear as social scientists, Kollerstrom writes so as to be read and is not above including playful pictures in his text. Perhaps the most telling photograph in Kollerstrom’s book is of the dubious crash-site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, which shows some bemused EMSpersonnel looking into a small, smouldering hole in the ground. His cheeky caption, “Dig it out, chaps” says more than pages of weighty analysis.

Much of this material will be familiar to readers in 9/11 studies, who may wonder why Kollerstrom bothered publishing it in hard copy at this late date. Notwithstanding a plenitude of endnotes, it’s not quite so authoritative as the copious, capacious works of Prof. David Ray Griffin, who has taken apart the Authorized Conspiracy Theory book by book. But with that matter conclusively laid to rest, Kollerstrom is free in later essays to ponder and wonder at the underlying significance of the event itself. His thoughts in this regard are as original as they are profound; attention must be paid.

Example: Kollerstrom draws attention to one individual much referenced but rarely quoted:

“Does there not exist a government within a government in the United States? That secret government must be asked as to who made the attacks. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; to the people who want to make the present century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity.”

These are the words of Usama bin Laden, recorded in a little-known interview published in a Pakistani newspaper in late September of 2001. Need it be said bin Laden disclaimed all responsibility for the attacks of 9/11, and denounced them as a violation of Islam. In the same interview he noted prophetically: “Terror is the most dreaded weapon in the modern age and the western media is mercilessly using it against its own people.” This pronouncement has been borne out by a never-ending series of false-flag events contrived to keep people fearful and the war machine humming. Far from sounding like a James Bond villain plotting world conquest, Bin Laden comes off as one more hapless 9/11 Truther denied a wider audience.

As to who did 9/11, the last two chapters, “Zion and 9/11” and “Its Global Purpose” go far towards solving that mystery. (I won’t say more lest I give away the plot. It’s a whodunnit, remember 😉 They’re the keepers in this collection. Seek out these articles before they’re scrubbed from the net.

It’s scary to think the killers are still at large and very much in power. When the fate of our species may hinge on bringing these malefactors to justice, Kollerstrom laments the absence of public intellectuals willing to examine “the defining and history-altering event of our time.” “No university professors, no politicians, no media pundits are allowed to analyse the event because of its function as a sacred myth, ratifying the global Imperium, a spell cast that holds everyone in its thrall. But precisely that is most needed.”

Kollerstrom has surely done his bit to break the baleful spell of 9/11 in his latest book and in a host of discerning articles on other false-flag events. At the very least he should be granted the dignity of being called a conspiracy empiricist, as befits one who holds PhDs in chemistry and Newtonian science. But one must wonder, so many awful years after the fact, whether the careful compilation of evidence on 9/11 will put an end to the subsequent “War on Terror.” It hasn’t thus far.

No need to tell Nick Kollerstrom, who must know as few do, the loneliness of the long-distance forewarner. His most portentous reflection on 9/11—and its legacy of perpetual war—deserves to be quoted at length:

“Ordinary people, as Bush’s political advisor Karl Rove explained, in 2004, live ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ where people ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’ The journalist (Ron Suskind) was murmuring some kind of reply, but Karl Rove cut him off:

That’s not the way the world works anymore. We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.

“Each time state-fabricated terror takes place (that to which Karl Rove’s ‘we create our own reality’ was, I suggest, alluding), the headlines promote the required ‘fear porn.’ Citizens are asked to believe that in that which is non-existent, eg. the nineteen hijackers who were not on the planes that morning or (to make a comparison with the Londonbombing story of 2005) the four ‘terrorists’ who were not on the trains. The hidden hand of history covers its tracks…but on the other hand it does sometimes like to leave its signature, as an artist signs a painting.”

One of those paintings, which adorns the back of Kollerstrom’s book, may hit harder than any of the words inside:

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The image on the right is from a series of “Illuminati playing cards,” released in 1995. It makes you wonder how long 9/11 had been in the works—and what may yet be in the cards for us.

Today the World Trade Center. Tomorrow…the world?

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