Not a Conspiracy Theory anymore
Certain topics refuse to die. On July 3, 2012, the death of Yasser Arafat on November 11, 2004, returned to the headlines of international media. Arafat was in good health until he suddenly fell ill on October 12, 2004. At the time he was besieged by Israeli tanks in the Palestinian Authority Ramallah headquarters. When his condition deteriorated, he traveled to Paris, where he died in a military hospital. The cause of his death remained mysterious, giving way to a plethora of rather insulting rumors; Israeli media rejoiced in them. Yesterday, al-Jazeera reported that the Institute of Radiation Physics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland had found significant traces of polonium-210 in samples taken from Arafat’s personal effects, including his trademark keffiyeh. The report is considered credible, having been quoted even by the BBC in its Middle East section. “I can confirm to you that we measured an unexplained, elevated amount of unsupported polonium-210 in the belongings of Mr Arafat that contained stains of biological fluids,” said Dr Francois Bochud, director of abovementioned institute. Today, July 4, Suha Arafat, his widow, asked the Palestinian Authority to exhume her husband’s body from its grave in Ramallah. If tests show that his bones contain high levels of polonium, there would be a conclusive proof that he was poisoned.
Considering the reputation of the laboratory which conducted the tests, there is little doubt on the results. The exhumation will just provide corroboration to what has been discovered. The date of the poisoning is known. Due to the restrictions imposed by the Israeli siege, the movements of Arafat are known from the poisoning moment onwards, until his death. Considering this, finding the assassin should not be difficult.
The poison used is interesting since it is relatively available and yet very obscure; even in this case the checking institute admitted that the existence of polonium traces was tested only after all common poisons were discarded. Polonium is a radioactive element discovered by Marie Curie in 1898. Its first victim was her daughter, Irene. Until yesterday, its most famous victim had been Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian refugee in London who died in 2006 after polonium was slipped into his tea at a sushi restaurant. Now it appears, the Russians took this unusual poisoning technique from somebody else.
There is one scientific detail which is important. Polonium is highly radioactive, to the extent that air surrounding Polonium samples exhibits a blue-glow. However, the spectrum of the radiation it produces is unusual. It radiates very little gamma rays, most of its pollution is in the form of short-lived alpha-particles. As such it is difficult to identify it from the distance. In other words, this is a radioactive poison which is easy to move around, even through areas monitored for radioactive substances. One of the uses of this poison is in the nuclear industry, where it serves as an atomic bombs’ initiator. Unsurprisingly, two other known victims of it were two workers of the Israeli nuclear program. This has been confirmed by official sources, but no other details on the circumstances have ever been provided. Israel may have discovered then the flexibility of this substance as a killer. Could Israel have assassinated Yasser Arafat by slipping polonium in his food?
Not a Conspiracy Theory anymore
At first this seems impossible. After all, during the relevant period no Israelis had access to Arafat’s deathbed. The other side of the equation is not less baffling. No Palestinian locked up in the Ramallah compound had access to polonium. Palestinian markets seldom offer it. This looks as a dead-end; those who had access to the poison couldn’t deliver it, those who could deliver it, didn’t have access to the poison.
Yet, on August 7, 2011, top officials of Fatah issued a report claiming that Mohammed Dahlan sent poison disguised as medicine to President Yasser Arafat while he was in a Paris hospital, eventually killing him. I expanded on this event in Abu Fadi: A Credible Conspiracy. After Arafat’s death, Dahlan ordered to incinerate the vials he had brought and thus brought suspicion on himself. Yet, we know now, that regardless the content of the suspicious flasks, Arafat had been poisoned in Ramallah, prior to his arrival at Paris. Polonium kills slowly and painfully as the few known cases show. Can this complex picture be reconciled into a logical framework?
The Palestinian Preventive Security Force is the official security apparatus of the Palestinian National Authority, in other words the Palestinian Shin Beth, or what in other Arabic speaking countries is called the muhabbarath (spelling may vary). It was established in 1994 by President Yasser Arafat as result of the Oslo Accords. It provides intelligence to the political level, its duties including counter-terrorism, counter-espionage, and defending national economy. It is regarded as highly professional; its cadres are mostly university graduates who receive intensive training both domestically and abroad. Where did the PSS appear from? Its duties identify a Walsingham-state ideology, inherited from a country that adopted this system of underground political-police from the source: England. I am saying with the complete confidence of knowledge that the PSS structure was designed by the Shin Beth, under the approval and supervision of Yitzhak Rabin. Moreover, the Shin Beth trained many of the PSS officers, who in the past had served as low-level informants of the Shin Beth during the First Intifada. We are talking of sister organizations, which in more than one occasion had shared staff. The abovementioned Mohammed Dahlan, and many other Palestinians, were trained by the Shin Beth.
Palestinian inner wars are as bitter as their wars against the Jews. In 2007, Dahlan assisted an American plan to overthrow the elected Hamas government in Gaza, known as the Battle of Gaza. The coup failed when Hamas carried out a counter-coup that threw the Fatah forces out of Gaza, a fitting end to his ongoing violence towards Hamas (during the entire 1990s Dahlan forces were accused of torturing Hamas detainees, to the extent that Gaza became nicknamed “Dahlanistan”). His corruption was made public in the Karni scandal of 1997, when it was revealed that Dahlan was diverting 40% of the taxes levied at the Karni Crossing (an estimated one million Shekels a month) to his personal bank account (he had Israeli bank accounts also). Hamas has claimed that two Palestinians arrested in Dubai for suspected involvement in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh (Ahmad Hassanain and Anwar Shheibar) are former members of a death cell which carried out violent suppression of Hamas members. Both work at a construction company in Dubai owned by Dahlan. A senior Hamas official told Al-Hayat newspaper that the two provided logistical aid to the Mossad hit team alleged to have carried out the assassination, renting them cars and hotel rooms. Dahlan denies the charges. When Dahlan led the PSS Gaza branch, the West Bank one was run by Jibril Rajoub, who later became a prominent Palestinian politician. The New York Times published an article named “Once Neighbors, Now Rival Palestinian Leaders,” by James Bennet on April 29, 2003, where Jibril Rajoub openly accused Dahlan of being an Israeli agent.
Israel could have given the poison to one of its Palestinian agents with access to Arafat’s food. There is little doubt that an agent willing to perpetrate the crime could be found.
Who is the assassin?
It is practically impossible to find out how states carry out assassinations, or the illegitimate rules governing them. As with polonium and other poisonings, Israel is also a leader in this field. On September 25, 1997, Khaled Mashal—a prominent Hamas leader—was the target of an assassination attempt carried out by the Israeli Mossad under orders of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Two Mossad agents carrying Canadian passports entered Jordan and injected Mashal with an unknown nerve toxin. A few days later, Netanyahu surrendered to international pressure and provided the antidote. Toxin and antidote were developed by the Israel Institute for Biological Research (see Mossad, Sonic Weapons & Khaled Mashal). What is clear is that in such events the political level signs the death sentence and thus is morally responsible for the crime. By attacking Mashal, Netanyahu became a bio-terrorist.
In the case of Yasser Arafat the situation was different. The Mossad couldn’t have acted in Ramallah, which is under the jurisdiction of the Shin Beth. Such an operation would have been carried under the supervision of Avi Dichter—then Shin Beth Director—and signed by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Do you remember when President Obama called for an unprecedented level of openness in Government?
We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration,
promised the president.
When Obama appointed Yong Kim as President of the World Bank, he praised the selection process for being transparent.
In January, one headline boasted that the “Drilling Industry Responds to Obama’s Call for Transparency.”
Another headline read, “Obama campaign renews a call for transparency after a report shows Mitt Romney hiding assets from the public.”
In April, The Obama administration refused to disclose internal documents and other sources of requested information to a congressional committee.
In May, another report praised President Obama’s calls for earmark transparency when funds are approved to be spent on specific projects.
Again in May, “critics say Obama’s transparency pledge has fallen flat…. Such a transparent man who only wants to know your every phone call and internet.”
Also in May, Politico reporter Josh Gerstein commented that “President Barack Obama set a high bar for open government.”
Gerstein added, “A minute after he took office, the White House website declared his administration would become ‘the most open and transparent in history.’
By the end of his first full day on the job, Obama had issued high-profile orders pledging ‘a new era’ and ‘an unprecedented level of openness’ across the massive federal government.
Gerstein who has been involved in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) work through six presidencies, reports that the Obama administration has the worst FOAI record. The worst!
The administration has embarked on an unprecedented wave of prosecutions of whistle blowers and alleged leakers.
The role of the Justice Department in locking up Bradley Manning for whistle blowing is a case in point.
The same executive branch under Obama is after Assange for publishing the information supplied by Manning to Wikileaks.
Whether Obama had intentions that he later discovered he could not fulfil or his political promises were merely seeking favourable public responses is unknown.
When reporters have tried to get classified information about the treatment of prisoners, Obama stopped it since photos of torture getting out might result in a backlash.
The fear of a backlash resulting from open reporting is an admission that the actions are criminally punishable.
Irish politician Gerry Adams aptly pointed out, “One man’s transparency is another’s humiliation.”
Illegitimate cover-ups have become standard fare for an administration that promised transparency according to Spencer Ackerman of Wired:
A congressional committee just found Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of court for withholding documents and communications related to an investigation conducted by the Justice Department.
Jurgen Habermas, author of The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere wrote:
In the West, the idea that government should be open to public scrutiny and susceptible to public opinion dates back at least to the time of the Enlightenment, when many philosophers made an attack on absolutist doctrine of state secrecy, a core part of their intellectual project.
Open government is widely seen as a hallmark of contemporary democratic practice and is often linked to the passing of freedom of information legislation.
Often only a few people can get access to information. Comments TV host and journalist Anderson Cooper, “I think it’s a good thing that there are bloggers out there watching very closely and holding people accountable.”
One of the praiseworthy things about the internet, androids and iPods: they increase transparency in news gathering.
A press release has just arrived in my inbox from the Palestinian Mission UK proudly proclaiming Ambassador Hassassian’s jaunt to the Labour Friends of Palestine Gala Dinner where he was keynote speaker alongside Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.
Ed of course is the brother of David Miliband, a Blair protégé and foreign secretary under the worthless Brown government and certainly no friend of the Palestinian people.
Ed, also a Blair-Brown protégé, had already declared that Labour would be “Israel’s friend in good times and bad”. So let’s hope that age-old warning “The friend of my enemy is my enemy” was ringing in the other guests’ ears.
Miliband repeated his party’s support for the two-state solution and Palestinian statehood. Some 130 member countries of the UN already recognise Palestine as a state so this no big deal from Miliband.
The Labour leader’s contribution was the usual empty rhetoric. He wanted to breathe new life into the peace process. “We must do more to end violence on the ground on all sides, continue to press the Israeli government to bring the expansion of illegal settlements to an end… There will be no path to justice for the Palestinians, security for Israel and stability for the international community without respect for human rights and international law… As the leader of the Labour Party I pledge to do everything… to ensure we actively pursue a path that supports the realisation of Palestinian statehood in the context of a negotiated two-state solution.”
Miliband supports statehood only in the context of a negotiated two-state solution. And that’s to be achieved by reviving lopsided and discredited talks. He wants Israel to end its expansion of illegal settlements but not, apparently, to restore the land on which existing ones were built. And he talks about respect for human rights and international law without mentioning enforcement.
He’ll “do everything” alright… everything to avoid applying the law. Because he has already pledged his party’s friendship, through thick and thin, for Israel’s criminal regime.
Ambassador Hassassian thanked him for his help towards achieving peace and justice in the Middle East, though it’s hard to see what Miliband has done to achieve anything of the sort.
In his speech Hassassian said that the policies of the Israeli government were rapidly killing any chance of a two-state solution. “If the status quo continues and the international community does not take action, there will be very little to negotiate. Israel continues to defy international law in its continued expansion and annexation of Palestinian land… These violations are not issues to be agreed as part of negotiations but are issues that Israel has a duty to end”.
Actually it’s the duty of the international community to put a stop to the violations. The Israelis will simply carry on until clobbered with sanctions.
The leopard and his spots
All this pussyfooting has so outraged my good friend Dr David Halpin that he sent Hassassian a reprimand: “I would not share a meal with a man from an ‘ethnic’ group who had taken my country by force and by terrorism. That group, that entity, has no respect whatsoever for moral or international law…. Leopards do NOT change their spots.”
Then came this message from Maisoon, who regularly sends me newsletters. “This event sadly shows and proves how low and subservient the Palestinian Movement in the UK has become. This is not the first time that the PA’s representative has praised the presence of such phony supporters…” She feels deeply offended when such people are invited to attend. “When are our Palestinian representatives going to stop their grovelling? The entire Palestine Mission here makes a complete mockery of our struggle for freedom… Hassassian, like the rest of the worthless PA gang, inspires no faith, honour or trust.”
Indeed. Hassassian once admitted: “Always the Palestinians have been the underdog. We never had a symmetrical relationship in terms of negotiations. All the time we have been dictated to by the US government and the Israelis because they have had the upper hand.” If that’s the case why do he and his PA and PLO bosses even entertain the idea of sitting down to more of the same? Look where it’s got them. Or, more to the point, where it has got the Palestinian people. Their leaders are suspected of doing very nicely thank-you.
The United Nations also prefers lopsided talks to the more difficult task of upholding its own Charter principles. Here’s the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, addressing a UN International Meeting in May 2010 http://www.unsco.org/Documents/Statements/SC/2008/Keynote%20address%20Robert%20Serry%20to%20the%20UN%20international%20meeting%20in%20support%20of%20the%20Israeli%20Palestinian%20Peace%20Process.pdf…
“How can we take the current situation – a continuing Israeli occupation with a heavy military and settler presence, a fragmented Palestinian territory, and a divided Palestinian polity – and start building from there? How do we build the only future that could work – a sovereign Palestinian State, uniting the West Bank and Gaza, with a capital in East Jerusalem, politically plural but with one authority and one security structure, at peace with itself and with Israel within secure and recognized borders, with a just and agreed solution for the refugees and their active participation in building
the State of Palestine? How do we implement the vision of Security Council resolutions, which guide me and the entire UN system in its approach to the conflict?
“In my view, five things are needed — and without all five, we won’t reach this goal: real negotiations, responsible actions on the ground, relentless Palestinian state building, effective crisis prevention and intervention in Gaza, and a comprehensive regional approach.”
Isn’t he forgetting something quite obvious?
The law and it’s enforcement.
Peacemaking and state-building can’t begin yet
A report a few years ago by the Palestine Strategy Group called ‘Regaining the Initiative – Palestinian Strategic Options to End Israeli Occupation’ http://www.palestinestrategygroup.ps/Regaining_the_Initiative_FINAL_17082008_%28English%29.pdf, funded with EU money, urged Palestinians “to seize their destiny in their own hands” by refusing to enter into peace negotiations unless the international community deals first with issues relating to national self-determination, liberation from occupation, individual and collective rights, and enforcement of international law.
Only when these priorities are met, said the report, can peacemaking and state-building begin.
That, surely, is the line for Palestinians to take. Why is the international community insisting they do deals with Israel and bargain for their liberty while still under illegal occupation? And especially when borders and other matters were defined by UN resolutions and international law long ago?
So thanks for nothing, Ed Miliband and all those other phony friends who are busy giving the Palestinians a bum steer. Unless politicians loudly call for the Gaza siege to be smashed (with the help of navy ships if necessary) and for the enclave’s territorial waters and air-space to be fully restored, for the cancellation of Israel’s trading privileges, for an immediate end to the occupation of the West Bank, for strict enforcement of international and humanitarian law and all relevant UN resolutions, for the arrest of Israeli war criminals on sight and for the establishment of Jerusalem as an international city (as designated by the UN), no-one should share a meal with them or provide a platform for their insincerity.
The Palestine Strategy Group also spelled out the need for national unity. “A house divided against itself cannot stand… Palestinian strategic action is impossible if the Palestinian nation is unable to speak with one voice or to act with one will.”
It’s so bloody obvious. Unfortunately Hassassian’s masters, the Fatah-dominated PA, have little grasp of law in any shape or form. Or unity, for that matter. They speak to their citizens though the thuggish Palestinian Police, or ‘Security Force’, trained under the notorious General Dayton and funded mainly by the US with EU involvement. Their job is to do the Israeli occupation’s dirty work and make it seem OK. In the process they have become experts in violating Palestinians’ human rights. They do torture too. And by all accounts they enjoy their work. In short, they have created a climate of fear and intimidation.
The PA’s police have brutally suppressed protests against… yes… police brutality. And the other day they violently broke up a demo against a meeting between PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and the Israeli Vice Prime Minister and former army chief Shaul Mofaz, a nasty piece of work who’s wanted for war crimes – committed mainly against Palestinians. 15 people were injured including 6 journalists.
PLO official Hanan Ashrawi, one of the few ‘good eggs’ in West Bank politics, condemned the attack on public freedoms. “The Palestinian youth are the leaders of our future, and it is our responsibility to engage them in public life.”
Furthermore the imposition of two authorities, the PA and the PLO, confuses foreigners and makes it impossible for Palestinians to speak with one voice. The PA (Palestinian Authority) is an interim self-governing puppet organisation that’s responsible for internal security and helps implement Israel’s military administration, while the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organisation) is the recognised representative of the Palestinian people to the outside world.
Awash with foreign taxpayers’ money, the PA has become a lucrative trough for the snouts of the self-serving quislings who run it. It’s there to perpetuate the occupation.
4 July 2012
Stuart Littlewood’s book Radio Free Palestine can now be read on the internet by visiting www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk.
Article reposted from September 2011.
New York City, New York. Shock is a curious thing. The human mind is at its most susceptible when the proverbial rug has been pulled from under its feet. When a momentous, shocking event occurs we are thrust into an uncomfortable, unfamiliar, frightening place. We look for explanations, try to make sense of chaos whilst we are at our most vulnerable. Our malleable minds accept and subconsciously cling to the first narrative our ‘protectors’ offer, whether real or imagined, whether plausible or nonsensical.
The events of 9/11 were not only faithful to this rule, but they represented a paradigmatic example of this concept in play. The ‘shock therapy’ that has been unleashed on nations by means of bombs, bullets, and economic warfare, equally applies to the human psyche. It is not only nations but also people, that can be remade. While a shell-shocked America reeled over the most shocking, heinous, and dramatic terrorist attack the United States has ever suffered, the very architects of this attack moved to cement their ‘new world order’ narrative – ushering in the ‘War on Terror’. Before the toxic dust had even settled on Manhattan, the afraid, angry masses would be given their enemy and they would be given their saviours, as an equally toxic cloud of delusion descended on the American consciousness.
Ehud Barak, the BBC, and the birth of a pre-packaged lie
As the largest broadcaster in the world with over 20,000 employees, the Zionist-controlled BBC was the chosen outlet for the birth of the myth that is the ‘War on Terror’. As the attacks were unfolding, the BBC already had its pre-prepared propaganda agenda in hand. Later in the day the BBC would unwittingly expose this fact most obviously when they reported, ticker and all, the fall of WTC-7 over 20 minutes before it even happened. Former Prime Minister of Israel and former commander of the elite IDF intelligence unit ‘Sayeret Matkal’, Ehud Barak, would narrate the macabre theatre.
It is important to remember at this point, this is precisely how such events work; ‘false flag’ terrorism is a form of psychological warfare. In order for the operation to be successful, the perpetrator must be able to establish the intended narrative at the very outset – as soon as the minds of the subjects have been traumatised, dazed, and ‘blank-slated’. This is the fertile ground needed for the lie to take root, and the lie must be planted as soon as possible.
Relinquishing his post as Israeli PM to genocidal war criminal Ariel Sharon in March 2001, Barak was to travel to the United States and spend the months preceding 9/11 consulting for Electronic Data Systems and SCP Partners, which is a Mossad-run company specialising in security-related work. Within SCP Partners’ business portfolio are a number of firms which specialise in the creation of advanced niche specialty metals and complex metals products for industries such as energy, aerospace, infrastructure, and specialty metals and chemical industries.
Of course on the morning of the 9/11 plot’s gruesome conclusion, he would be miraculously present at the offices of the largest broadcaster on the planet. Literally as American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 hurtled towards the twin towers, Ehud Barak (born Ehud Brog) was backstage at the BBC World offices in London, preparing to forge the War on Terror’s Zionist narrative in the vulnerable shell-shocked minds of his global audience.
“We are Israeli. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are the problem.”
Within the BBC’s pre-prepared news report – immediately before Barak is given the stage – a peculiar thing happened. Yasser Arafat, proudly clad with his Keffiyeh – the ultimate symbol of resistance to oppression – is interviewed in what was on the face of it a bizarre display of the utmost irrelevance. What on god’s green earth did the Palestinians have to do with an ongoing terror attack halfway across the globe, the perpetrators of which were at the time a complete mystery? As the BBC report would indicate with increasing clarity, the purpose of this was very simple: the Zionist narrative of the ‘War on Terror’ was being pulled out of its box and the Cellophane removed. Palestine – the righteous resistance at the very epicentre of Israel’s expansionist, hegemonic, genocidal ambitions – was the threat. Israel, the ‘only democracy in the Middle East’ was the solution and here was its former Prime Minister with the answer.
As if presiding over a court case with a defendant and a plaintiff, the BBC reporter proceeds with his script, “That’s the view from the Palestinian side,” and Ehud Barak takes to the screen.
“This is an attack on our whole civilisation“. Who did it? “I believe we will know in twelve hours“. But that’s not important. What we need is a “globally concerted effort, led by the United States, the UK, Europe, and Russia“. Notice that Israel is conspicuously absent from the list; Israel doesn’t get its hands dirty unless it needs to.
“Bin Laden sits in Afghanistan“, the oracle tells us, but he’s not saying bin Laden did it. Yet. Ask him again in 11 hours, 59 minutes. “Within six or ten years“, Barak insists, Iran, Iraq, and Libya, the ‘rogue states’ must be taken down. Six or ten years on, and it’s two down, one to go.
Dehumanise the enemy: the ‘celebrating Palestinians’ propaganda
At four minutes and fifty-nine seconds through the video you see a Reuters feed flash up during the BBC’s live report. The despatch alludes to: “Palestian [sic] celebrations” in Jerusalem. The next act of the script is being played out as Palestinians, and by extension Muslims, are dehumanised and portrayed as heartless, bloodthirsty animals.
Scenes of ‘Palestinians celebrating’ in occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem), filmed by Reuters and AP, were later broadcast on TV on the BBC, Fox, CNN, and several other corporate-Zionist controlled media outlets:
Ten days after the event, in a piece titled Die Macht der TV-Bilder (‘The power of TV images’), well-respected German paper Der Spiegel utterly exposed this pernicious anti-Palestinian propaganda as being staged and manipulated.
It transpired that the lady who can be seen cheering and celebrating in front of the camera was told to do so, and offered cake in return. She later told German reporters of this, and was absolutely horrified to learn of the fraudulent context in which the footage was broadcast to an information-hungry world in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Further to this, you can clearly see in the video that there is only a very small number of children and people celebrating. In the background, one can see several people standing around nonchalantly, or simply walking from one place to the next.
Also, notice that the footage consists of only close, narrow shots. Long, wide shots would have shown the entire scene on the street: small groups of children and a handful of people celebrating, who were being urged and provoked to do so by those filming.
This footage, consisting of no more than a few seconds and a few people, was repeatedly broadcast to global audiences, alongside the chilling footage of Flight 175 slamming into the South Tower. By the time the hoax was exposed (albeit only by a German-language paper), the damage had already been done.
The big lie: peppered with Israeli fingerprints from preparation to orchestration and narration
The ‘mainstream’ 9/11 truth movement exhibits an acute case of selective vision. Whether through fear of the dreaded ‘anti-Semite’ epithet, or through aversion to the ubiquitous (but not entirely unfounded) ‘Jewish power & conspiracy’ stereotypes, the obvious and central Israeli connections to 9/11 are ignored.
The 9/11 false flag, and the torrent of Israeli-prescribed propaganda that followed as the towers fell, was engineered to instigate the War on Terror. Without a doubt, the axis consisting of the military-industrial complex, Wall Street, and the myriad of ‘disaster capitalism’ multinationals, benefited greatly from and colluded to differing degrees in 9/11. However, attributing the central role of planning and orchestration of 9/11 to these actors is born of short-sightedness. The BBC’s evidently pre-planned Zionist propaganda set-piece provided a clue to this, but this was merely the tip of the iceberg.
Not only did Israel benefit economically, politically, and militarily from 9/11 more so than any other nation on the planet, but ardent Zionists with close links to Israel, US-Israeli dual nationals, and even Israelis, are found at every pivotal nook and cranny of the plot.
The clues are abundant, and lay at the very core of the 9/11 conspiracy (how absurd it now seems to use that long-abused word in its proper context).
From the unprecedented privatisation of the WTC six weeks prior to the events, to the sophisticated hardware used to fly the remotely-controlled jets; from the missing trillions at the Pentagon, to the Israeli spies caught with explosives and subsequently released in New York, to the man who let them go – the same man who co-authored the Patriot Act and headed up the Department of Homeland Security; from the advance warnings received by Israeli communications company Odigo and part Israeli state-owned company ZIM (which terminated its WTC tenure one week before the event incurring a $50,000 bill), to the Israeli company that ran security at the 9/11 airports. This company, ICTS International, even ran security for the ‘shoe bomber’ airport, the ‘underpants bomber’ airport, as well as the 7/7 London bus service that was bombed in 2005. Yet another Israeli company, Verint Systems, ran the camera system in the London Tube network when it told the world that its cameras ‘weren’t working’, in an attempt to explain why there was no footage of any of the alleged bombers entering their respective tube trains. But I digress. The blue and white six-pointed star can be uncovered in all of the most obvious central aspects of the 9/11 game plan.
Six weeks before 9/11 the WTC ownership was transferred into private hands for the first time in history. Ronald Lauder lobbied for this to happen. Lewis Eisenberg, head of the Port Authority, presided over the deal. It was awarded to Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy. All of these men are staunch Zionists with close links to Israel; Silverstein – former IDF soldier – even speaks to Benjamin Netanyahu on a weekly basis. Billionaire Lauder is closely involved with several pro-Israel Jewish organisations including the JNF (which appropriates Palestinian land for the exclusive use of Jewish settlers). He even accompanied President Bush on his 2008 delegation to Israel, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Nakba.
Lowy fought in the Nakba as a member of the Golani brigade and, like Silverstein, miraculously steered clear of the WTC on that fateful Tuesday morning. All four men are intimately involved in the abhorrent Anti-Defamation League.
On September 10, 2001, the very day before 9/11, Donald Rumsfeld announced $2.3 trillion in missing funds at the Pentagon. The Bush-appointed man responsible for the Pentagon’s finances at that time was staunch Zionist and Rabbi Dov Zakheim – a man who had been the Chief Executive of Systems Planning Corporation for the previous fourteen years – since 1987. SPC manufactures advanced aviation technology used for the remote piloting of large jet aircraft.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, residents of Bergen, New Jersey, saw five men stood atop a white van. These men had set up a camera to record the twin towers before the first plane had hit. Upon the impact of Flight 11 and the instantaneous, hellish death of hundreds of innocent people, these men celebrated and cheered together. The horrified residents reported the men, who were later apprehended by police. The Israeli men tested positive for explosives, but were not charged with anything and were later released.
A second van was found later that day in even more suspicious circumstances. By the George Washington bridge, which connects New York City to New Jersey, two Israeli men were caught driving the van containing a truckload of explosives. Dan Rather, news anchor for CBS, would report:
“Two suspects are in FBI custody after a truckload of explosives were discovered around the George Washington Bridge. That bridge links New York to New Jersey over the Hudson River. Whether the discovery of those explosives had anything to do with other events today is unclear, but the FBI, has two suspects in hand, said the truckload of explosives, enough explosives were in the truck to do great damage to the George Washington Bridge.“
All of these Israelis were subsequently released ultimately by Michael Chertoff – ardent Zionist and son of a Talmudic Rabbi and the first hostess for El Al Airlines, a suspected Mossad front. Chertoff also co-authored the Patriot Act – legislation used to spy on Americans and stifle dissent in the name of ‘national security’.
It cannot be denied that politically and militarily, Israel benefited from 9/11 more than any other nation on the face of the earth. The false flag terror attacks afforded the Zionist entity endless political capital to pursue and accelerate its genocidal ambitions against Muslims in Palestine, and its goals of regional hegemony in coaxing the U.S. to invade Iraq.
In addition to this there is the important element of economic benefits; even the Israeli government admits that its economy is centred around the homeland security and weapons industry.
As a direct result of 9/11, the homeland security industry has boomed to astronomical proportions, eclipsing Hollywood and the music industry. Unprecedented security paranoia, war, and conflict are racking the planet. An ever-growing number of U.S. and Israeli-made drones (and Israel is considered the leading player whilst five NATO countries are using Israeli drones in Afghanistan) are patrolling the skies of the Middle East and Central Asia. Is it any wonder that Israel is one of the few nations on the planet that has largely avoided the post-9/11 economic slump?
The Zionist-controlled BBC’s pre-prepared ‘kick-off’ propaganda set-piece ‘hosted’ by Israeli Zionist heavyweight Ehud Barak, erected the ‘War on Terror’ before the events of 9/11 had even come to pass. The former Israeli Prime Minister’s appearance in what was a uniquely Zionist and anti-Palestinian news report as Manhattan burned provided a telling clue as to the perpetrators of the 9/11 psychological warfare operation. While real Israelis cheered in Manhattan, the world’s TV screens showed manipulated footage of Palestinians ‘celebrating’ 9/11.
Not only are Israel’s fingerprints all over 9/11 (something which is apparent even from the incomplete break-down above), but the new global paradigm that was forged on that day, empowered and benefited Israel in every conceivable way.
Your cause may be the Palestinian struggle, waged in the occupied holy lands of the Middle East. Your cause may be the fight against the unstoppable, destructive free-market neoliberal economic doctrine. Your cause may be the battle against fear, struck into our hearts by the ‘al Qaeda’ ghost – kept alive by psychological warfare outfits such as the Zionist-run SITE group. Your struggle may be against the decade of wars now expanding into Libya, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Perhaps your cause is all of the above. In any case, what cannot be denied is that 9/11 is the seminal event, inextricably and intimately linked to almost every major problem the world faces today. Only through establishing the whole truth about this Zionist deception can we even begin to glimpse peace.
As nearly always, the Palestinian Authority (PA) behavior is visibly pathetic. Unfortunately, there is no other way to relate to this behavior.
According to recent reports, Israel sought to obtain a loan a $1 b. from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on behalf of the PA. However, the global body turns down the Israeli request, arguing that it doesn’t want to set a precedent of a state taking loans for non-state body.
Predictably, embarrassed PA officials refused to confirm reports to this effect, insisting they had no knowledge of the matter. The Palestinian economy minister Jawas Naji was quoted by the pro-authority news agency Maan as saying that he only heard about it from the media. Similarly, the PA finance minister Nabil Qissis refused to return phone calls enquiring about the issue.
It is really hard to believe PA denials in this regard. In the final analysis, we can only invoke the Arab proverb: “If they knew, it would be a calamity, and if they didn’t, it would be even a greater calamity.” This is because in case they knew, which is the most likely scenario, and still wouldn’t let the Palestinian masses know what was going on, they would be breaching their trust and hiding vital information from the people. And in case they didn’t, it means they failed to honestly shoulder their responsibility by allowing “anonymous operatives” to call the shots from their behind.
It is not really hard to determine the identity of these operatives. According to the Israeli media (you see Palestinians have always to know about their government from the Israel media!!!), it was Prime Minister Salam Fayyad who asked the governor of the Bank Israel Stanley Fischer to seek the loan on the PA behalf in order to rescue the autonomous authority from solvency and bankruptcy.
If so, Mr. Fayyad must be held accountable for this demeaning behavior which gives the impression that Israel and the PA are cordial friends, not enemies. But what happened to the fact that Israel is the occupier of our homeland, thief of our land, murderer of our people, killer of our children, and usurper of our rights? Has all of this been swept under the carpet as if the hard facts pertaining to the Israeli occupation of our country and unrelenting repression of our people were of a secondary and unimportant nature.
Of course, the issue here is not the loan itself, but rather groveling at Israel’s feet, thus injuring whatever has remained of our national dignity. The PA could have asked a third party to request the loan. However, the umbilical relation between the Palestinian Judenrat and the Israeli masters must always assert itself, even though PA officials do their best to deceive and mislead the very people they claim to serve.
The ramifications of this stupid, if not treacherous, feat can not be confined to the moral or ethical sphere. The political significance of asking Israel for help at the international arena is overwhelming. It shows that the PA is no more than an Israeli protectorate that is totally subservient to the occupying power.
Besides, how can we as Palestinians convince the world that the occupation must end and a viable Palestinian state must be established sooner than later when even our quasi autonomous authority, which is less than a state, can not survive without Israeli goodwill and backing?
Indeed, when a people’s survival and prosperity depend on the goodwill of its enemy, it means the journey to freedom and independence is going to be long and arduous.
No one can deny that the PA is undergoing one crisis after the other. It is also true that Israel is the ultimate root cause of most if not all these problems. However, the PA can not be absolved from responsibility.
The PA was supposed to be the first step toward the realization of Palestinian statehood. None the less, it now seems that the biggest obstacle impeding Palestinian statehood is the PA itself , this is unless the sought-after entity is a “township” or a “Bantustan” or a Judenrat belonging and subservient to Israel.
The PA claims rather correctly that it is not free to build a prosperous economy due to the Israeli occupation which still controls every nook and cranny in the occupied territories. Well, if so, the PA is effectively allowing Israel to eat the cake of the occupation and still have it whereby the Zionist entity keeps all the assets for itself while all the liabilities go to the Palestinians through the PA.
In light, the PA should either dismantle itself because its continued survival is a paramount Israeli interest or refuse Israeli dictates and bullying.
We say the continued survival of the PA is an Israeli interest because, at least as far a Israel is concerned, nothing does more damage to the prospects of establishing a true Palestinian state worthy of the name than a fragile, aid-dependent and subservient entity. Indeed, the PA is now facing a real dilemma: either to seek continued survival by being at Israel beck and call, or behaving independently and losing Israeli backing and risking a financial meltdown.
Another disgraceful behavior by the PA security agencies is the recent brutal suppression of a Ramallah demonstration protesting a planned visit by Israel’s deputy prime minister Shaul Mofaz. Mofaz is a notorious certified war criminal who carries on his dirty hands tons of innocent Palestinian blood, including that of hundreds of children.
Many conscientious youngsters thought it was improper and demeaning to receive the evil child killer in Ramallah after all he did to our people. Hence, the peaceful demonstration.
But the PA security ganged up on the protesters, beating them rather savagely, drawing angry reactions and a lot of consternation from the public.
The PA leadership claimed that the purpose of the visit, which was eventually cancelled under public pressure, had nothing to do with any planned resumption of the moribund peace talks with Zionist state. So, were Abu Mazen and Mofaz going to talk about the unusually hot weather or perhaps Europ-2012?
It is really sad and lamentable to see the Palestinian leadership betray the Palestinian people. The Palestinians who have made huge sacrifices for freedom really deserve a better leadership.