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Canadian TV Breaks 9-11 / CIA Complicity Story
From: Abd Al-Wahhaab Abd Allah
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 9:09 PM
Canadian TV Breaks 9-11 / CIA Complicity Story

5 minute introductory segment can be viewed here with realplayer

For four months I've been waiting in vain for the North American media to
pursue questions about the startling events of September 11th. Here's what I
want to know:

The multiple hijackings are unprecedented. The first occurs at 7:45 in the
morning. It's a full hour before the first plane hits the World Trade
Center. But it's an hour and 20 minutes -- and after the second plane hits ñ
that the President allegedly becomes informed. Think about that.
Then, he gives no orders. Why? He continues to listen to a student talk
about her pet goat. Why?

It's another 25 minutes until he makes a statement, even as flight 77 is
making a bee-line for Washington, DC.

In the almost two hours of the total drama not a single U.S. Air Force
interceptor turns a wheel until it's too late. Why? Was it total
incompetence on the part of aircrews trained and equipped to scramble in

Well, unlike the U.S. Air Force, I'll cut to the chase. Simply to ask these
few questions is to find the official narrative frankly implausible. The
more questions you pursue, it becomes more plausible that there's a
different explanation: namely, that elements within the top U.S. military,
intelligence and political leadership ñ which are closely intertwined ñ are
complicit in what happened on September the 11th.

Why U.S. complicity, you ask?
Well, to stampede public opinion into supporting the so-called war on
terrorism, to justify a war on Afghanistan for a future oil pipeline, the
grab for Middle East oil, big budget increases for the military, and the
general drive for global domination by the American Empire.

I know it sounds incredible.
But here's some historical context from this book, Body of Secrets. Its
author is James Bamford. Bamford until recently was Washington Investigative
Producer for ABC's World News tonight with Peter Jennings. I learned of this
book on ABC's website.

Bamford's information comes from interviews. With, for instance, the former
dean of the U.S. intelligence community. And from government documents. It
takes 80 pages to list Bamford's more than 600 information sources.
Here's the story. It's 1962. John F. Kennedy is U.S. president. Robert
McNamara is Secretary of Defence. And Admiral Lyman Lemnitzer heads the U.S.
Joint Chiefs of Staff. The CIA has failed in its illegal Bay of Pigs
invasion of Cuba.

JFK decides, Bamford writes, to back away from military solutions to the
Cuban problem.
But Lemnitzer, the CIA and others at the top remain obsessed with Cuba.
Writes Bamford: "As the Kennedy brothers appeared to suddenly ëgo soft' on
Cuba, Lemnitzer could see his opportunity to invade - quickly slipping
away. -attempts to provoke the Cuban public to revolt seemed dead-"
Continues Bamford: "Lemnitzer and the other chiefs knew there was only one
option left that would ensure their war. They would have to trick the
American public and world opinion-"

Lemnitzer comes up with Operation Northwoods.
"We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba-casualty
lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national
"We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in
other Florida cities and even in Washington."

An elaborate variation: create "an exact duplicate for a civil registered
aircraft-" "At a designated time the duplicate would be-loaded with-selected
passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases. The actual
registered aircraft would be converted to a drone [a remotely controlled
unmanned aircraft]"- "the destruction of (that) aircraft will be triggered
by radio signal."
The Cubans would be blamed.

Finally, another variation is described by Bamford: "On February 20th, 1962
(John) Glenn was to lift off from Cape Canaveral-on his historic journey.
Lemnitzer "proposed - that should the rocket explode and kill Glenn, ëthe
objective is to provide irrevocable proof that-the fault lies with (Cuba)-"
"by manufacturing various pieces of evidence which would prove electronic
interference on the part of the Cubans."

Thus, Bamford notes, "as NASA prepared to send the first American into
space, the Joint Chiefs of Staff were preparing to use John Glenn's possible
death as a pretext to launch a war."

The Operation Northwoods plan shows the Pentagon was capable, according to
Bamford, "of launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their
own country in order to trick the American public into supporting a (war on

Can we be sure, therefore, that complicity by the Pentagon in the events of
Sept. 11th is entirely out of the question?
Next week, a more precise look at the events of that fateful day.
And what about bin Laden? I'll have more on him too. And the arrests of
people named as terrorists around the world.