- "When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains--however
improbable--must be the truth." --Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Not long after September 11, 2001, a story surfaced on
the Internet accusing the Israelis of taking part in a conspiracy that
resulted in the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. The origin of
the story was attributed to Jordan's Al Watan newspaper; and it was reported
that Pakistani publications followed by Islamic clerics in the Middle East
and Central Asia spread the story.
- Another tragedy was born and reared out of those reports.
A number of anti-Semitic bigots hopped on the bandwagon of that ill-considered,
wild conjecture and misused it to feed their rant against Jews.
- As might be expected, a number of people stormed onto
the Internet to debunk the Israel conspiracy theories. That effectively
put an end to questioning the official story of a plot generated by Osama
bin Laden and executed by his Al-Qaeda operatives. No one dared ask the
most important question: Who stood to benefit from the catastrophe that
killed thousands on September 11, 2001?
- Al-Qaeda? What benefit? Even terrorists need a cause.
"They hate America" isn't a cause. They're jealous of America's
freedoms" isn't a cause.
- Saudi Arabia? Michael Moore suggests this in Dude, Where's
My Country. But why? If there were an affair between Bush and the Saudi
royal family, how would 9/11 ever benefit the Saudis? No conceivable benefit
accrues to either the Saudi royal family or the Saudi military.
- America's oil interests? This seems to be a favorite
among guessing pundits. However, if the Bush cabal and the Saudis are in
cahoots, they already have Middle East oil interests sewn up. There's plenty
of time to worry about Afghanistan gas pipes and Iraqi oil when supplies
get dangerously low. Why burn up millions of gallons of fuel in a war to
protect fuel supplies for control of Iraqi oil? For what? In order to pay
for the war costs?
- What about G.W. Bush and the Republican Party? While
the "Patriot theme and "fighting terrorism undoubtedly aided
the Republicans in the 2002 elections as well as their legislative agenda,
the risk of prolonged occupations accompanied by deaths of military personnel
argue against any long term benefit to Bush and his party. Combine that
with continued loss of credibility over the falsehoods used to justify
unilateral attacks on Iraq, and any potential benefit seen earlier goes
up in smoke.
- http://www.nexusmagazine.com/Bilderbergers.html The Bilderberg
group and the financial interests of a "New World Order"? That
international finance has been served by 9/11 seems obvious with the US
being looted to serve a trans-national elite with no allegiance to any
nation. That they're organized enough to plan and execute a national disaster
like 9/11 is impossible.
- Israel? Without a sliver of doubt, Israel was/is the
major benefactor of the 9/11 strike. How has Israel benefited? Mossad,
Israel's intelligence agency, believed that Iraq could have weapons of
mass destruction and http://pballes.com/updates9.htm Israel wanted Iraq
neutralized before they had a chance to use them against Israel.
- Israeli hawks have, since the beginnings of their occupation
of Palestine, wanted to rid Palestine of the Palestinians. So long as Palestinians
remained in the occupied territories, an Iraqi missile strike that would
kill more Palestinians than Israelis was impossible. So long as Iraq possessed
a capacity to even develop WMD,s it would be impossible for Israel to get
rid of the Palestinians. Thus, getting control of Iraq facilitated Israel's
ultimate desire to eliminate the Palestinians.
- How does 9/11 fit into the Iraq-Israel scenario? 9/11
provided the clarion call for the so-called war against terrorism. Without
9/11, the U.S. would have had no excuse for invading Afghanistan. The battle
against Al-Qaeda and bin Laden was the precursor to the invasion of Iraq;
and the trumped up connection between Iraq and Al-Qaeda provided the excuse
for invading Iraq.
- There's no doubt that Israel's Mossad, the Middle East
intelligence experts as far as America is concerned, provided the assessment
of Iraq's WMD's to America. The following Associated Press report (December
8, 2003) makes clear, though perhaps unwittingly, that Israelis believed
that Iraq had WMD's.
- ISRAELI intelligence overplayed the threat posed by Iraq
and reinforced an assumption by American and British counterparts that
Saddam Hussein had large caches of weapons of mass destruction, a retired
Israeli general said today, after studying the run-up to the US-led invasion
- The Israeli assessment may have been colored by politics,
including a desire to see Saddam Hussein toppled, said Shlomo Brom, once
a senior Israeli military intelligence officer and now a researcher with
Israel's top strategic think tank.
- Brom stopped short of accusing intelligence officials
of intentionally misleading Britain and the United States.
- Brom said in an interview today that "Israeli intelligence
was a full partner with the United States and Britain in developing a false
picture of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction capability".
- He said Israeli intelligence "badly overestimated
the Iraqi threat to Israel and reinforced the American and British belief
that the weapons existed".
- Brom said the Israeli assessment might have been influenced
- Brom's last comment was a gross understatement! And while
he stopped short of accusing Mossad of intentionally misleading Britain
and the United States, there's little doubt that's exactly what happened.
- Considering again the answer to the question "who
benefited from 9/11?" it becomes perfectly clear that Israel, and
Israel alone, had reason to plot and execute the disaster that hit The
World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the four flights involved in that
fateful September day in 2001. Israel, however, couldn't possibly have
executed such a plan alone without help from some US authorities. Who might
possibly provide the means for accomplishing that genocidal goal?
- The FBI and the CIA along with the general category of
"the Bush Administration" have been suggested in conjecture about
possible accomplices in a conspiracy. "The Bush Administration"
is much too broad to even be nominated for serious consideration, with
the ever-present possibility that somewhere among the ranks there might
be a whistle blower with a conscience.
- The FBI has certainly refused to cooperate with inquirers
outside the government; but that refusal to release information in ongoing
investigations cannot be logically interpreted as part of a cover-up. The
same can be said for the CIA. Additionally, people in both agencies have
revealed that they had advanced knowledge of the potential hijackings.
- Apart from other considerations, the CIA, having shared
intelligence with Mossad and having been burnt on a number of those occasions
with false intelligence, would have no love lost for the deceivers among
their Israeli counterparts. According to http://www.antiwar.com/orig/thomas2.html)
Gordon Thomas, "both the FBI and CIA regard Mossad as a clear and
present danger to U.S. national security."
- (Note - We urge you to read the USAF report on Israel's
thermonuclear blackmailing of America: http://www.rense.com/general35/isrnuk.htm
- Who's left as cooperative partners in the 9/11 executions
that would form the basis for the American invasions against all objections
from most of the rest of the world? The process of elimination leaves only
the Department of Defense (DoD). Its leaders are secretive enough to keep
its plans under wraps. To violate the top-secret code of silence, even
by someone who later felt moved by conscience to disclose the truth, would
be cause for court martial and a death sentence for treason, if not to
an assassination made to look like a suicide.
- Unlike the CIA, which has "never killed Americans"
in its covert activities, the DoD has been responsible for the deaths of
thousands of Americans, both in the military and among civilians considered
as collateral damage. The DoD has no qualms about killing Americans when
it serves their purpose.
- For 60 years the DoD managed to cover up their prior
knowledge of the planned Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese that killed
4575 US Navy personnel. The DoD also stopped US fighter jets from scrambling
to end the Israeli massacre of US Navy personnel on the http://www.ussliberty.org/USS
- The DoD is the only body that could have kept the North
American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) from performing its duty to
http://www.publicaction.com/911/noradsend2.html scramble fighter jets to
intercept the hijacked planes on 9/11. The DoD was in the position to stop
the hijacked jets from performing their mission. They didn't, and they've
never answered the question as to why they didn't.
- Similarly, just as they were in a position to stop the
attack on Pearl Harbor, they did not. There was no excuse for that failure
other than using the attack to justify U.S. entry into WWII. That the DoD
did not intercept the hijacked aircraft on 9/11 is evidence that they wanted
the end result to happen and participated in the attack.
- Leading civilians in the DoD figure among US leaders
serving Israel. Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and Douglas Feith have been
more devoted to Israeli interests than they have to those of America. At
best, they have acted as "dual loyalists."
- Some background on these dual loyalists of the DoD:
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wolfowitz Paul Wolfowitz,
United States Secretary of Defense: "The neoconservative members of
President Bush's cabinet led by Wolfowitz advocated pre-emptive strikes
on terror cells in Afghanistan."
- "Wolfowitz, a 'hawkish' conservative military analyst
under Ronald Reagan, had in the 1990s, during the Clinton presidency formulated
a new foreign policy with regard to Iraq and other 'potential aggressor
states', dismissing "containment, in favour of 'pre-emption' http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Paul_Wolfowitz
strike first to eliminate threats." Such a strike could not be made
without an attack like Pearl Harbor or like 9/11.
Richard Perle, previously chairman, now member of the Defense Policy Board
for the DoD: together with Douglas Feith and Richard Wurmser, Perle authored
a paper "A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm,"
in 1996 which declared that "removing Saddam Hussein from power in
Iraq" was an "important Israeli strategic objective..."
That removal could not be accomplished without a 'casus belli' (an event
used to justify war).
- http://middleeastinfo.org/article701.html Douglas Feith,
Undersecretary of Policy at the U.S. Department of Defence: "A prolific
writer, Feith has left a long paper trail of anti-Arab tracts and diatribes
against those who challenge or seek to compromise Israel's strength and
as he defines it, 'moral superiority' over the Arabs." Feith would
participate in any plot to advance Israel's interests at the expense of
- Along with the DoD triumvirate, add the two white house
controllers. First, http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=David_Wurmser
David Wurmser, whose Israeli wife and close friend Perle make him the perfect
conduit to VP Richard Cheney. "...it was precisely because of the
strategic importance of the Levant that Wurmser advocated overthrowing
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in favor of an Iraqi National Congress....
'Whoever inherits Iraq dominates the entire Levant strategically,' he wrote
in one 1996 paper for the Jerusalem-based Institute for Advanced Strategic
and Political Studies." Iraq could not be 'inherited' without 9/11
as an excuse for a pre-emptive strike.
- The second, Elliot Abrams, described in The Nation as
"the nastiest policy warrior as Washington has seen in decades"
was convicted of lying to Congress about the Iran Contra affair and he
serves Israel in the National Security Council. As Jim Lobe observed in
Tom Paine "Israel's Likud Scores Big With White House Appointment."
Abrams would have no qualms about sacrificing American lives for Israel's
- All of these Likudite Bush aides are unequivocal supporters
of Israel's conservative Likud Party, now headed by the 'Butcher of Sabra
& Shatilla' Ariel Sharon; and the dual loyalists have past ties either
to Likud or to Israeli companies.
- Having eliminated the impossible, what remains is not
as improbable as it might have looked at first. What remains are people
in the DoD with a motive. Combine that with the history of deception of
both Mossad and the DoD as well as their proven willingness to sacrifice
American lives for their causes.
- Victor Ostrovsky (http://users.cyberone.com.au/myers/ostrovsky.html
By Way of Deception and http://users.cyberone.com.au/myers/ostrovsky.html
The Other Side of Deception) made it perfectly clear that Mossad often
infiltrated any organization it wanted to watch and/or control. For them,
infiltrating Al-Qaeda cells would be a cinch; and getting a number of Arabs
to hijack planes under any ruse would be normal Mossad behavior. Ostrovsky,
former Mossad agent, revealed how Mossad got America to bomb Libya and
fight Iraq. There's plenty of evidence of http://www.fpp.co.uk/BoD/Mossad/FakePalestinians.html
Mossad agents posing as Arabs, thus supplying the "means" for
the attacks and blaming Al-Qaeda and the Arabs.
- There's no reason to believe that the Arabs involved
in the hijacking, who were not the expert flyers with the skills required
to accomplish the flying feats of 9/11, had a clue about where they would
end up in planes guided by remote control. All the hijackers had to do
was http://www.911-strike.com/remote_bb.htm turn over the guidance to ground
control in the hands of the DoD.
- Since the supposed Arab hijackers couldn't even fly small
planes solo, according to the testimony of their flight instructors, and
since remote control devices had proven effective, the process of elimination
again points to the only conclusion remaining: 9/11 was planned and executed
by Mossad and the DoD in order to justify military action in the Middle
East for the major benefactor, Israel.
- Until now, the belief that Israel could have anything
to do with planning or executing the atrocities of 9/11 have been arbitrarily
dismissed as 'conspiracy theory'. The Anti Defamation League (ADL) in America
has labeled any such beliefs as 'anti-Semitic.' Conveniently, the ADL has
chosen to ignore the fact that Arabs are also Semites. Furthermore, presenting
a well-reasoned case against Israel - even when it or its agent's activities
are criminal - does not constitute anti-Semitism. Israel, through its admittedly
deceptive intelligence arm, Mossad, in tandem with a DoD run by "dual
loyalists", had all that it takes to establish a case in a court of
law: the means, the motive and the opportunity.
- If the ADL or any other group wishes to protect its followers
from the dangers of spreading anti-Semitism, they need to closely examine
the activities of the war hawks in both Tel Aviv (or Jerusalem) and Washington.
Most importantly, they need to ask and seek an honest answer to the question:
who benefited from the catastrophe that killed thousands on September 11,
- *Dr. Balles is a retired university professor who has
spent 34 years in the Middle East.