Co-editors: Seán Mac Mathúna John Heathcote
Consulting editor: Themistocles Hoetis
Field Correspondent: Allen Hougland
John Heathcote, Seán Mac Mathúna
A year after the devastating terror strikes
against the United States of America there are a multitude of conspiracy
theories concerning the events of that day; many unproven or unprovable,
and not a few verging on the absurd.This
is not surprising, considering the dreadful absurdity of the events
However, it is not strange that these
conspiracy theories are already creeping into the established media,
largely because of the amount of unanswered questions and loose
connections in the official and officially-sanctioned reports concerning
the 9/11 attacks. Many question the context of the attacks themselves,
some going on to query the interpretation of events we have been
fed through TV and the Press in the West; others deconstructing
the detail of the reports to find anonamalies in the chain of events,
not noticed or mentioned in the general media.
Already serious questions are being asked
about how much the intelligence agencies of the United States knew
about the attackers themselves, their presence in the States, and
any plans they might have had for the attacks of September the 11th.
In the USA, the currently cowed and compliant
media has ventured to ask the questions of who knew what; but both
the volume of information forthcoming on the subject and perhaps
a fear of where it may lead has curtailed any real investigation.
Different reports substantiate theories suggesting that certain
parts of both the FBI and CIA knew pertinent facts or had received
fairly specific warnings about the forthcoming attacks before last
The Arab world is rife with rumours of
Mossad involvement in a variety of different ways. This is neither
surprising, or completely bizarre. The only nation which has a tradition
of infiltrating Arab political groups and agencies from outside
is Israel; and if anyone knew what was going on before the 11th
September 2001, it is probable that their intelligence service Mossad
were aware of something.
A report in I-Spy, a glossy magazine
on intelligence matters available in Britain - which is of unknown
provenance, but highly produced - contained an interesting story
a few months ago. In Britain, both the Independent and Daily Mirror
newspapers, representing both broadsheets and popular tabloids,
have questioned the official version of what really happened to
Flight 93 which "crashed" in Pennsylvania.
A quick search on the internet will reveal
the amount of unanswered questions concerning the fate of the plane.
It goes on to claim that the plane may well have been re-taken by
the passengers - still heroes, but like so many fighting on the
side of the US, killed by friendly fire. The conspiracy theories
range between wide parameters.
The least disturbing merely question the
detail of events; and perhaps suggest that the agencies of the US
Government, despite being the most richly funded in the world, did
not heed the obvious warnings and left their defences wide open.
Of course, in democratic countries this instantly reflects on the
Executive, and how they have assessed the threats to their nation's
people, prioritised them and worked out how to deal with them.
The more extreme conspiracy theories start
to ask the questions from the perspective perhaps of what has taken
The infinite War on Terrorism, the suspension
of Human Rights at home in the US and abroad, and the excuse of
acting pre-emptively and unilaterally to preserve the United States'
position as the global military superpower, has led to many people
wondering if the attacks didn't serve the agenda of Bin Laden so
much as the Pentagon Hawks.
This has led many observers to point
to the many proven links between the Cold War Warriors in the Pentagon
and their once anti-Soviet allies, the mohajaddin. Their confluence
of interest during the Soviet era was sustained by an American view
that any dissension in the Arab world is best channelled into religious
fundamentalism, rather than democratic struggle, or worse, revolutionary
ISRAELIS DEPORTED FROM US
A popular theory in the Arab world is
that the attacks were either directed or carried out by agencies
of the Israeli State, either in conjunction with US agents or as
a provocation which would lead to a polarisation of opinion against
Islamic terrorism, and as a consequence the PLA.
Many of the rumours, and anecdotes concerning
warnings given to Jewish people who worked in the Towers have never
been substantiated; and it would probably be foolish to believe
that any operation as well-planned as this, by anyone, would be
jeopardised by warning potential civilian victims.
However, the benefit extracted from the
tragedy by that "Man of Peace" (G.W.Bush) Sharon, the
hawks and Orthodox xenophobes in Israel was an almost obvious result
of such an attack by their eternal enemies on their imperial paymasters.
The links between Islamic extremists
and US and Israeli intelligence agencies, although suprising, are
well-documented. Like the US, Israel sees these movements born out
of sheer desperation more than faith, as ultimately self-defeating
for the Arab world; and worth promoting as an alternative to rational,
(not aetheist, but secular) socialist organisations that might take
control of their countries wealth and use it for the benefit of
It has always been in the interest of
Zionism to be able to point to the Arab world and be able to decry
it as extreme and uncivilized.
Israel contains a large population of
Jews born and raised in Islamic countries who find no problem passing
themselves off as Muslims, and Mossad penetrates most of the fundamentalist
groups in the Middle East, with informers, spies or by carrying
out field surveillance operations, often with great success.
It is this last area which was brought
sharply into focus soon after the September 11th attacks, with the
arrest and expulsion from the US of 120 Israelis; many of them known
Although most were claiming to be art
students, it is reported that many did not even know the address
of the art school that they were meant to be attending. In fact
the report in Eye Spy claims that many were experts in bomb disposal,
wiretapping and electronic interception.
The report continues with a precis of
the US Government report on the case which notes how the "students"
were organised into teams ". . . .under the control of an
experienced team leader, with transportation, accommodation and
assigned "target areas". Some of these just happened
to be "next to key defence installations and defence contract
companies. The original report goes on to say: Eye Spy learned from
the French intelligence report that originally broke the story:
'According to the FBI list, the
Arab terrorist and suspect cells lived in the some neighbourhoods
as the Israeli cells in Irving, Texas, Hollywood and Miami, Florida
from December 2000 to April 2001. In the case of Irving, the Israeli
cell used a rented mailbox in a shopping centre just one block
away from an Arab suspect's apartment. In Hollywood, the terrorists-
including lead hijacker Mohammed Atta Atta, the Egyptian who piloted
American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World
Trade Center, used a rented mailbox drop two blocks from an apartment
rented by an Israeli 'art student' team leader.' It is not the
only case where the Israelis were found to be in the same location
as the Saudi cells. According to the DEA Report, another Israel!
team operating out of Hollywood, Florida, led by team leader Hanan
Serfaty lived at 4220 Sheridan St, #303, Hollywood, Florida 33021
(Emerald Greens Apartments) while the Saudi hijackers Kholid AI
Michar, Abdulaziz al Omari, Walid Al Shehri, and UAE national
Marwan al Shehri operated from a mail drop at Mallbox Rentals,
3389 Sheridan St. #256, Hollywood, Florida 33021-3608, Another
Serfaty residence at 701 S. 21 st Ave., Hollywood was located
near the homes of Atta and Al Shehri, including a residence on
Jockson Street, just a few blocks away, and the Bimini Motel Apartments,
Apartment 8, at 1600 North Ocean Drive. On September 7, just days
before their terrorist attack Atta and Al Shehri spent several
hours at Shuckums Oyster Bar and Grill at 1814 Harrison St., just
blocks away from Serfaty's 21st Ave, residence. A Miami-based
Israeli unit, led by Legum Yochai, operated from 13753 SW 90th
Ave., Miami while hijacker Al Shehri lived nearby at Horizons
Apartments, 8025 SW 107th Ave."
According to both the US government report
and many sources throughout the country, the US Air Force issued
an alert from Tinker Air Force Base, in Oklahoma City, on 30 April
2001, warning of "intelligence collection by Israeli art students".
Other law enforcement offices had similar alerts.
The coincidence of these parallel units
raises many questions. Even from the least cynical perspective,
one would ask how much intelligence the Israelis had gathered on
the targets before the attacks; and why had it not been passed on
to their allies, the US.
The speed with which they were picked
up and deported suggests that certain US Agencies were aware of
the Israelis' presence; what did they think these agents were engaged
However, as the report points out, these
valuable witnesses were ". . .whisked off to Tel Aviv hours
after the attack on September 11th." without the chance of
US investigators or elected representatives to question them.
The Urban Moving Systems Mystery
A further report in I Spy - which
was reported in many papers including British broadsheets The Guardian
and The Independent at the time - raised the curious case of the
five men working for Urban Moving Systems in Weehauken, New Jersey.
The FBI later described the company as
a Mossad front, run by it's boss, Dominick Suter, as a surveillance
Arrested eight hours after the attacks
on September 11th, and held for 10 weeks whilst Suter fled to Israel
after an initial interrogation, the men were picked up driving an
UMS van, after being reported "acting strangely". Police
became even more curious when they discovered boxcutters, two sets
of passports on one man, $4000 in cash, and photographs of the men
standing with the burning ruins of the WTC in the background.
The men were eventually deported, after
being held in solitary confinement in the Metropolitan Detention
Centre in Brooklyn. Their case was, unusually, handled by the FBI's
counter-intelligence unit, the FCI, rather than their counter-terrorism
unit. This meant that the investigation was kept extremely tight
It is reported that one of the Israelis
was subjected to 7 polygraph tests.
Was Mohammed Atta still alive after 911
Read how Mohammed Atta's father claim's that his son contacted
him after the September 11th attacks.On September 2, 2002, The
Guardian his father said in an interview that his son was still
alive. "He is hiding in a secret place so as not to be murdered
by the US secret services," Mohammed el-Amir Atta, 66, told the
German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. He also vehemently denied
that his son - believed to have flown the first plane into the World
Trade Centre - had taken part in the atrocities, blaming them instead
on "American Christians". His says his son called him the day after
the attacks on September 12 at around midday. They spoke for two
minutes, but his son didn't tell him from where he was calling.
Read more at The
Was the WTC brought down by a controlled demolition ?
"In a truly open society there would be serious questions
about the causes of the WTC tower collapse events".
One of the most interesting areas of investigation surrounding
the WTC attacks is the speed of collapse of both towers - and a
third containing a secret CIA base (WTC7) - and whether these buildings
were in fact bought down by a controlled demolition.
The collapse of WTC building 7 is also very difficult to explain.
What's also interesting is an article in The Independent on 5th
November 2001 that the CIA had their undercover station in New York,
which played "an important role in many years of spying on
the Russians". According to the report, the base was located
in WTC7 - which collapsed in exactly the same manner at the other
two towers. The New York Times reported that the base was used mainly
as a base to spy on the United Nations and recruit foreign diplomats
working there. It was believed to be "the largest and most
important CIA station outside Washington".
Was flight 93 shot down ?
"I know of two people - I will
not mention names - that heard a missile . . . They both live
very close, within a couple of hundred yards. . .This one fellow's
served in Vietnam and he says he's heard them, and he heard one
that day." The mayor adds that based on what he knows about that
morning, military F-16 fighter jets were "very, very close (to
flight 93)" The
Mayor of Shanksville
1) Why was there between 30
and 55 minutes after Flight 93 was "suspect" before it was intercepted
2) Why did Air Traffic Controllers
in a Nashua Telegraph article report an F-16 was circling Flight
93 and was in visual range at the time of crash - and why does
the US Government currently DENY this?
3) What caused an entire engine
and human remains to be found a considerable distance from the
main crash site?
4) How did metal scraps, clothing
and garbage bags full other debris gathered by residents and turned
over to the FBI float on the breeze from a 35 foot deep muddy
hole through wet, muddy fields for between 2.5 and 8 miles in
9 knot(10.4 mph) winds as the NTSB has declared?
5) What was the explosion and
white smoke that the first cell phone caller reported? And the
explosion a 911 dispatcher heard shortly after talking to a passenger
right before the line went dead? Ground witnesses report hearing
6) What was the mysterious
white jet trailing Flight 93 before the crash, and witnessed by
so many just after the crash?