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Intel Expert Says 9-11 Looks Like A Hollywood Show
by CHRISTOPHER BOLLYN
European intelligence experts dismiss the Bush "war on
terrorism" as deception and reveal the realpolitik behind the aggression against Afghanistan.
Berlin - In Germany, where war plans for Afghanistan were
already being discussed in July and where several of the "Arab hijackers"
lived and studied, intelligence experts say the terror attacks of
September 11 could not have been carried out without the support of a state secret service.
Eckehardt Werthebach, former president of Germany's domestic
intelligence service, Verfassungsschutz, told AFP that "the deathly
precision" and "the magnitude of planning" behind the attacks of
September 11 would have needed "years of planning."
Such a sophisticated operation, Werthebach said, would
require the "fixed frame" of a state intelligence organization,
something not found in a "loose group" of terrorists like the one
allegedly led by Mohammed Atta while he studied in Hamburg.
Many people would have been involved in the planning of
such an operation and Werthebach pointed to the absence of leaks
as further indication that the attacks were "state organized actions."
Andreas von Bulow served on the parliamentary commission
which oversees the three branches of the German secret service while
a member of the Bundestag (German parliament) from 1969 to 1994,
and wrote a book titled Im Namen des Staates (In the Name of the
State) on the criminal activities of secret services, including the CIA.
Von Bulow told AFP that he believes that the Israeli intelligence
service, Mossad, is behind the September 11 terror attacks. These
attacks, he said, were carried out to turn public opinion against
the Arabs, and boost military and security spending.
"You don't get the higher echelons," von Bulow said, referring
to the "architectural structure" which masterminds such terror attacks.
At this level, he said, the organization doing the planning, such
as Mossad, is primarily interested in affecting public opinion.
The architectural level planners use corrupt "guns for
hire" such as Abu Nidal, the Palestinian terrorist who von B'low
called "an instrument of Mossad," high-ranking Stasi (former East
German secret service) operatives, or Libyan agents who organize
terror attacks using dedicated people, for example Palestinian and Arab "freedom fighters."
The terrorists who actually commit the crimes are what
von Bulow calls "the working level," such as the 19 Arabs who allegedly
hijacked the planes on September 11. "The working level is part of the deception," he said.
"Ninety-five percent of the work of the intelligence agencies
around the world is deception and disinformation," von Bulow said,
which is widely propagated in the mainstream media creating an accepted
version of events. "Journalists don't even raise the simplest questions,"
he said adding, "those who differ are labeled as crazy."
Both Werthebach and von Bulow said the lack of an open
and official investigation, such as congressional hearings, into
the events of September 11 was incomprehensible.
AFP asked von Bulow about the Taliban's ban on opium production:
"Seventy percent of the drug trade is licensed by the intelligence
agencies," von B'low said, and they are interested in keeping the
drug traffic "running through their mills."
"The BND (German secret service) is steered by the CIA
and the CIA is steered by Mossad," von Bulow said.
Horst Ehmke, who coordinated the German secret services
directly under German prime minister Willi Brandt in the 70s, predicted
a similar terrorist attack in his novel, Torches of Heaven, published
last year, in which Turkish terrorists crash hijacked planes into Berlin.
Although Ehmke had long expected "fundamentalist attacks,"
when he saw the televised images from September 11, he said it looked
like a "Hollywood production."
"Terrorists could not have carried out such an operation
with 4 hijacked planes without the support of a secret service,"
Ehmke said, although he did not want to point to any particular agency.
"The most important thing in the struggle against terrorists,
who are abusing religion, is the battle for the soul of the people
and the nations," Ehmke said. "If this isn't resolved successfully,
the 21st Century could be bloodier than the last."
A former Stasi agent who had warned the German secret
service of terror attacks in America between September 10-20 told
AFP that a high ranking Stasi chief named Jurgen Rogalla, who is
"an airplane terror specialist," was probably involved in the attacks
of September 11 along with Abu Nidal.
Both Nidal and Rogalla work with the Mossad, the former
agent told AFP. Nidal, was said to be in Baghdad, and is a "leading
officer for some Mossad agents." The agent said that Nidal was "involved
directly" in the events of September 11.
September 11 was preparation for a larger attack on the
United States, which is part of "an old plan," the agent said. Based
on prior knowledge of this plan, the agent said that more attacks
are imminent and that aircraft carriers may be targeted next. Rogalla
is also strongly anti-religious and attacks on cathedrals or places
of religious significance before Christmas are likely.
Rogalla was responsible for "turning NATO men" to spy
for the East. One of the East's NATO spies, Reiner Rupp, known as
"Topaz," provided Stasi and the Russians with the organization's
highest secrets until he was discovered in 1993 by the BND. A CIA
agent known as "Frank Lindsey" worked with Rogalla, according to the former Stasi agent.
TERROR INVESTIGATION BLOCKED
Under the influence of U.S. oil companies, the administration
of George W. Bush blocked U.S. secret service investigations on
terrorism, while it bargained with the Taliban to turn over Osama
bin Laden in exchange for political recognition and economic aid,
two French intelligence analysts claim.
In a recently published book, "Bin Laden, la verite interdite"
(Bin Laden, the forbidden truth), the authors, Jean-Charles Brisard
and Guillaume Dasquie, reveal that the Federal Bureau of Investigation's
deputy director John O'Neill resigned in July in protest due to
official obstruction of his investigation of terrorism.
O'Neill had been in charge of national security in New
York. While with the FBI, O'Neill led an investigation of Osama
bin Laden and had forecast the possibility of an organized attack
by terrorists operating from within the country.
O'Neill had investigated the USS Cole bombing in Yemen,
the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the 1993
World Trade Center bombing. In 1995, FBI agents working under O'Neill
captured Ramzi Yousef, a suspected lieutenant of bin Laden, who
later was among those convicted for the World Trade Center bombing.
O'Neill was considered a top-notch investigator and was
known for his pugnacity. He was barred by U.S. Ambassador to Yemen
Barbara Bodine from that country. That dispute reportedly involved
a struggle between the State Department, which sought to preserve
relations with Yemen, and the FBI, represented by O'Neill, who wanted access to Yemeni suspects.
O'Neill, 49, was hired as chief of security at the World
Trade Center following a 25-year career with the FBI and died on
Sept. 11, the first day of his new job. O'Neill reportedly died
after reentering the building to assist others.
Brisard said O'Neill told them that "the main obstacles
to investigate Islamic terrorism were U.S. oil corporate interests
and the role played by Saudi Arabia in it."
Osama bin Laden and the Taliban received threats of possible
American military strikes against them two months before the terrorist
assaults on New York and Washington, according to The Guardian (UK).
The warnings to the Taliban originated at a four-day meeting
of senior Americans, Russians, Iranians and Pakistanis at a hotel
in Berlin in mid-July. The meetings took place under the arbitration
of Francesc Vendrell, personal representative of UN secretary general
Kofi Annan, to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.
The three Americans at the Berlin meeting were Tom Simons,
former US ambassador to Pakistan, Karl "Rick" Inderfurth, a former
assistant secretary of state for south Asian affairs, and Lee Coldren,
who headed the office of Pakistan, Afghan and Bangladesh affairs
in the state department until 1997.
There were other meetings arranged by Vendrell in which
"representatives of the U.S. government and Russia, and the six
countries that border with Afghanistan were present," according
to the French authors. "Sometimes, representatives of the Taliban also sat around the table."
The Berlin conference was the third meeting since November
2000 arranged by Mr. Vendrell. As a UN meeting, its official agenda
was supposedly confined to trying to find a negotiated solution
to the civil war in Afghanistan, ending terrorism and heroin trafficking,
and discussing humanitarian aid.
CARPET OF GOLD -- OR BOMBS
The U.S. government's primary objective in Afghanistan
was to consolidate the position of the Taliban regime in order to
obtain access to the oil and gas reserves of Central Asia, the French authors wrote.
Until August, the U.S. government saw the Taliban regime
"as a source of stability in Central Asia that would enable the
construction of an oil pipeline across Central Asia," from the rich
oilfields in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, through Afghanistan
and Pakistan, to the Indian Ocean, they said.
"The oil and gas reserves of Central Asia have been controlled
by Russia. The Bush government wanted to change all that," the book
says. When the Taliban refused to accept U.S. conditions, "this
rationale of energy security changed into a military one."
"The Americans indicated to us that in case the Taliban
does not behave and in case Pakistan also doesn't help us to influence
the Taliban, then the United States would be left with no option
but to take an overt action against Afghanistan," said Niaz Naik,
a former foreign minister of Pakistan, who attended the meetings.
On French television, Naik said during the "6+2" meeting
in Berlin in July, the discussions turned around "the formation
of a government of national unity. If the Taliban had accepted this
coalition, they would have immediately received international economic aid."
"And the pipe lines from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan would have come," he added.
Naik also claimed that Tom Simons, the U.S. representative
at these meetings, openly threatened the Taliban and Pakistan.
"Simons said, 'either the Taliban behave as they ought
to, or Pakistan convinces them to do so, or we will use another
option'. The words Simons used were 'a military operation'," Naik said.
"At one moment during the negotiations, the U.S. representatives
told the Taliban, 'either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold,
or we bury you under a carpet of bombs'," Brisard said in an interview in Paris.
According to the book, the government of Bush began to
negotiate with the Taliban immediately after coming into power in
February. U.S. and Taliban diplomatic representatives met several
times in Washington, Berlin and Islamabad.
To polish their image in the United States, the Taliban
even employed a U.S. expert on public relations, Laila Helms. The
authors claim that Helms is also an expert in the works of U.S.
secret services, for her uncle, Richard Helms, is a former director of the CIA.
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