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SYNTH-ARCHIVE#12: Canadian Newspaper Exposes 9/11 Lies

original posting: 25 feb. 2002

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Canadian Newspaper Exposes 9/11 Lies

Ian Mulgrew
Vancouver Sun
Saturday, February 23, 2002

"The right wing benefited so much from September 11 that, if I were
still a conspiratorialist, I would believe they'd done it." - Norman Mailer

When the paladin of Camelot joined the fray, I knew 9/11 had become the
Kennedy Assassination of the 21st century -- a real-life X-Files episode
occurring before my eyes. Like those X-Files accounts of aliens living in
oil deposits, this was a story with such staggering implications the
mainstream media are loath to go near it. The question isn't who killed the
president -- it's who piloted the airplanes that slammed into the World
Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvanian countryside.

Just as there remains lingering doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald fired a
burst of fatally accurate shots from the Texas Book Depository, so there is
skepticism that cells of Islamic terrorists secretly coordinated and
simultaneously commandeered four commercial jetliners. The culprit
responsible for the Sept. 11 attack is now rumoured to be the same one who
lurked behind the grassy knoll: the oil-dependent U.S. military-industrial

Not everyone is ready to accept this -- a substitute teacher in North
Vancouver's Sherwood Park elementary school has been called on the mat
for suggesting to Grade 5 students the Central Intelligence Agency might
have been involved in 9/11.

And at last count, there were a dozen U.S. Congressional Committees
investigating the tragedies and how such an intelligence and security
breakdown was allowed to occur.

But President George W. Bush and his right-hand man, Vice President Dick
Cheney, have taken the unprecedented step of trying to restrict those
investigations, pouring fuel on the simmering conspiracy theories being
propagated in alternative publications, on wingnut Web sites and among
some serious media outlets.

In Germany, a former minister of technology, Andreas von Buelow, made
headlines when in an interview he dismissed the U.S. government's
explanation that Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network is responsible for
the attacks. His own explanation implicated the White House. "I wonder why
many questions are not asked," von Buelow said. "For 60 decisive minutes,
the military and intelligence agencies let the fighter planes stay on the
ground; 48 hours later, however, the FBI presented a list of suicide
attackers. Within 10 days, it emerged that seven of them were still alive."

In Britain, a flight engineer has published a detailed paper asserting the
U.S. took the joysticks out of the pilots' hands using a method of remote
control developed by the American military in the 1970s.

In the U.S. and Canada, independent publisher and editor Mike Ruppert
(a former LAPD cop who hates the CIA) has drawn huge crowds to his
two-hour lecture in which he states baldly that the U.S. government was
complicit in the attacks and had foreknowledge. He opens his documentary
presentation with an offer of $1,000 US to anyone who can prove any of his sources
were misrepresented or inauthentic.

A former U.S. government agent also has given interviews claiming the CIA
has been dealing with Osama bin Laden since 1987.

According to those who do not believe in The Lone Gunman, the truth is as
plain as the nose on your face: Sept. 11's terrorist acts were planned and
paid for by the CIA to enable the Bush Administration to "legitimately"
bomb Afghanistan into submission on behalf of the oil industry.

After all, everyone knows the Bush family has strong and long acknowledged
ties to the oil industry, as do other senior members of the administration.
Cheney until recently was president of a company servicing the oil patch.
National Security adviser Condoleeza Rice was a manager for Chevron.
Commerce and Energy Secretaries Donald Evans and Stanley Abraham worked
for Tom Brown, another oil giant.

Follow the money, as they say, and you'll find the smoking gun.

Under this scenario, conspiracy theorists say a pliant Afghan regime was
essential because of plans to pipe central Asian oil across Afghanistan.
And there is a harvest of coincidence and contradiction to feed such

Consider first that the intelligence breakdown that led to 9/11 appears
to have been a consequence of the Bush Administration telling the Federal
Bureau of Investigation to back off on its investigation of Middle Eastern
terrorism. A senior FBI investigator resigned from the agency, noisily
claiming its main obstacle in the investigation was Big Oil's political
influence. In an ironic twist of fate, the agent died in the World Trade Center.

(Fox Mulder, was that you? Is that why they cancelled the series?)

There also are recurring reports the CIA station chief in Dubai met with
bin Laden only seven weeks before 9/11 while he was laid up for surgery.
(The CIA denies this, but of course you can't believe anything it says.)

Now think about this for a second: The Independent in London questions
howBush could claim in two public appearances to have seen the first plane
hit the first tower long before any such TV footage was broadcast. The paper
also asks why Dubya continued sitting with elementary school students after
the second tower was hit and he'd been told, "America is under attack."

Very mysterious, when standard procedure for such a situation is to whisk
the president away to safety. Unless -- and here is the nub -- unless he
knew something more than we did that morning. As the Independent asked,
"What television station was HE watching?" This is rich stuff for those who
see Them under the bed, especially since the financial miasma melds nicely
with the already swirling rumour and insinuation.

In the days before the attacks, there was unusually heavy trading in airline and
related stocks using a market tactic called a "put option" that essentially bets that
a stock will decline in value. If you were Osama, buying puts would be a great way
to boost the value of your investment portfolio.

And sure enough, unusually high numbers of put options were purchased
in early September for the stocks of AMR Corp. and UAL Corp., the parents
of American and United -- each of which had two planes hijacked. The U.S.
government is now investigating suspicious trading in 38 companies
directly affected by the events of Sept. 11.

The initial survey of beneficiaries, however, turns out not to include one
tall, dark-haired, olive-skinned, Allah-loving, Saudi- born sheik. Mainly
the profiteers were blue-chip, establishment, red- white-and-blue
Americans, some of whom were tenants in the collapsed twin towers, such
as Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Lehman Brothers and the Bank of America,
major airlines, cruise companies, General Motors Corp., Raytheon and others.
Several insurance companies are also on the 38-name list U.S. and
Canadian financial firms were asked to review and compare with their records for
any unusual patterns.

(Which may say more about who plays the market than anything else, but
why quibble with the quixotic?)

Cynics are also questioning the incredible speed with which evidence in the
WTC collapse is being destroyed. Never in the history of fire investigations, they
say, has evidence been destroyed before exhaustive investigations are complete.

(Say what? Two skyscrapers' worth of debris should be warehoused?)

And then there were the curious developments swirling around the
anthrax public health hysteria triggered shortly after 9/11. Even dullards can
appreciate that anthrax sent to a top Democrat and to the U.S. media helped
unify the nation behind the war effort while literally shutting down Congress --
a remarkably useful outcome for Dubya and his gang.

Indeed, specialists in biological warfare say the anthrax appears to be
a U.S. military strain and the culprit a disgruntled American scientist
who possesses a rare combination of laboratory skills that make him (they
believe it's a man) relatively easy to identify. Hmmm. And who didn't smell
a bad odour two weeks ago when Tennessee driver's licence examiner
Katherine Smith died in Memphis under "most unusual and suspicious"
circumstances. One day before her arraignment on charges she conspired
to provide phoney licences to five Arabs tied by the FBI to the 9/11
attacks, her car crashed into a utility pole. The car was only slightly damaged,
the gas tank was full and intact, but the vehicle was immediately engulfed
in flames.

As one report pointed out, Smith and the car interior apparently were
doused with gasoline, which would certainly qualify in my book as at
least "suspicious."

And Memphis ... Memphis? Wasn't that the same place a noted Harvard
bio-warfare expert "fell" off a bridge in December?


The truth is out there. I know it. You too can help find it.

If you would like an activist kit to get involved in urging a full
public investigation of 9/11 and its aftermath, reply to with "Send kit."

But be warned.

The Pentagon has just established a new Office of Strategic Influence
that calls for the planting of false stories in the foreign press, phoney
e-mails from disguised addresses and other covert activities to manipulate
public opinion.

This could be one of them.



Haliburton: To the Victors Go the Markets
The influence of big energy corporations in the Bush Administration is
no secret. But the story of Dick Cheney and his former company, Haliburton
Co., has received little attention -- and it may be the most important.
Prospects for democracy in post-Taliban Afghanistan appear dimmed by
the bare-knuckled oil services deal-cutting overseen by the victor, the
United States. Last December, the US Department of Defense made a no-cap,
cost-plus-award contract to Halliburton KBR's Government Operations
division. The Dallas-based company is contracted to build forward
operating bases to support troop deployments for the next nine years wherever the
President chooses to take the anti-terrorism war. CLIP - This is a MUST

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