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Print view: The questions of 9/11 are still unanswered
The questions of 9/11 are still unanswered
by Kourosh Ziabari in Iran
The War on Terrorism was a project which was launched to salvage Israel from political dissolution or at least delay its collapse.
TEHRAN—It's not unjustifiable or irrational to argue that the 9/11 attacks were designed and intended to rescue Israel from a political dissolution which was seen by many thinkers as its ultimate destiny, and to promote the cordial coalition of Bush and Bin Laden families. It's no wonder that 9 years after the attacks on New York's Twin Towers and Pentagon, Osama Bin Laden, who is introduced as an Islamic fundamentalist and terrorist that masterminded and directed the 9/11 attacks, hasn't been arrested or killed yet.
For those who are familiar with the world of journalism, it's comprehensible that Osama Bin Laden was simply a name put forward to become the target of ad hominem attacks by the mainstream media to appease the fury and pain of Americans who couldn't digest the tragic loss of life in a chain of suicidal attacks which were carried out by the agents of a political entity which has so far succeeded in surviving thanks to citizens kept in the dark about where their taxes go.
Two days after the attacks, President George W. Bush said on September 13, 2001 that finding Bin Laden is the administration's first priority. These are his words: "the most important thing for us is to find Osama bin Laden. It’s our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him."
6 months later, everything changed. These are the words of President George W. Bush, too: "I don't know where he is. I have no idea and I really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
The priority changes in 6 months. Isn't it ridiculous? No. Realistically, it's simply painful. The mission has been accomplished and Osama Bin Laden, a political scapegoat, has been vilified and stigmatized to the extent that every American would point the finger of suspicion at him. No-body would think of any other possibility. Osama Bin Laden, an internationally renowned terrorist, had carried out the attacks. So, there should be a War on Terrorism in which the culprits of 9/11 attacks would be punished categorically.
But, what is the reality behind the tragic terrorist attack on the United States?
Ex-President George W. Bush was warned in advance that the 9/11 attack would take place. The story of President Roosevelt's being aware of the December 7, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor happened once again, and Mr. Bush failed to protect his nation reprehensibly.
Sterling D. Allan has enumerated a number of evidences and reasons which indicate that President Bush had foreknowledge of the attacks and also had planned a certain agenda for his public reaction. This is one of the most insightful arguments he puts forward: "He (Bush) is the only one who could have given permission to U.S. military jets to intercept and shoot down the hijacked planes thereby averting every target hit after the first. It is likely that he knew that other hijacked planes were in the air, and he could have given the command to intercept and shoot down if necessary. His behavior, then, constituted gross negligence at best, and given what he probably knew; treason."
American researchers Allan Wood and Paul Thompson point to the same issue that Allan had highlighted earlier. At approximately 8:48 A.M. on the morning of September 11, 2001, the first footages of the burning World Trade Center were aired on live television. "By that time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the National Military Command Center, the Pentagon, the White House, the Secret Service, and Canada’s Strategic Command all knew that three commercial airplanes had been hijacked...So why, at 9:03 a.m.—fifteen minutes after it was clear the United States was under terrorist attack—did President Bush sit down with a classroom of second-graders and begin a 20-minute pre-planned photo op? No one knows the answer to that question" they note in a research project carried out for the History Commons.
President Bush had planned to pay a visit to Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida on September 11 morning. The plan had been scheduled since August but was "only publicly announced on the morning of September 7", according to Allan and Thompson.
As reported by Daily Telegraph on December 16, 2001, official accounts, including the words of Bush himself, say Bush was first told of the attacks after he arrived at the school. According to reports by the ABC News and Washington Times, ex-President arrived at school shortly before 9:00 A.M. Alan Wood and Paul Thompson state that there are at least four reports which demonstrate that Bush was told of the first crash before he arrived at school. UK's Observer reported on September 16 that "Bush was driving to the school in a motorcade when the phone rang. An airline accident appeared to have happened. He pressed on with his visit."
The History Commons researchers believe that "claims of Bush’s ignorance become harder to believe when one learns that others in his motorcade were immediately told of the attack."
They quoted Kia Baskerville, a CBS News producer who was traveling with Bush that morning who received a message about a plane crash "as the presidential motorcade headed to President Bush's first event." Baskerville said, "Fifteen minutes later I was standing in a second grade classroom [waiting for Bush's entrance]" which means she got the news at about 8:47, right as the story was first being reported.
Since the mainstream media are accustomed to withholding crucial and vital information from their addressees and usually propagate and disseminate what is in line with their imperialistic interests, not many people heard about Osama Bin Laden's taped statement which was released shortly after the 9/11 attacks took place. Here is what Bin Laden stated about the attacks. He astutely gave the clue to the main culprit behind the terrorist attacks and one could simply trace the footsteps of that perpetrator should some intelligence and cleverness were employed:
"I was not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States nor did I have knowledge of the attacks. There exists a government within a government within the United States. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself, to the people who want to make the present century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity. That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks... The American system is totally in control of the Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States."
It is an undeniable fact that even if the War on Terrorism, sparked by the 9/11 attacks, takes decades to be accomplished as a mission on the agenda of U.S. administration, Osama Bin Laden will not be the culprit who will be arrested as the man behind the terrorist attacks. Bin Laden will beneficially serve for the United States as someone who can portray a distorted, horrifying and appalling image of Islam and what is coined by the U.S. think tanks as Islamic fundamentalism.
Although Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, which all of us know was founded and funded by CIA, has been introduced as the terrorist who directed the 9/11 attacks, we should never forget that good friends never betray each other. Bin Laden is a good friend of the United States who sacrificed his innocence at the cost of rescuing Bush administration from public scrutiny.
As reported by Denver Post's columnist Cindy Rodríguez, "in 1978, Bush and Osama bin Laden's brother, Salem bin Laden, founded Arbusto Energy, an oil company based in Texas."
The Denver Post's report includes some more interesting facts regarding the connection between Bush and Bin Laden families:
"Several bin Laden family members invested millions in The Carlyle Group, a private global equity firm based in Washington, DC. The company's senior advisor was Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush. After news of the bin Laden-Bush connection became public, the elder Bush stepped down from Carlyle."
Interestingly, on Sept. 11, 2001, members of the Carlyle Group, including Bush senior, and his former secretary of state, James Baker, held a meeting at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., along with Shafiq bin Laden, another one of Osama bin Laden's brothers.
And finally, it's helpful to refer to Rick Wiles' investigative research in which some new dimensions of Bush family's connections to Bin Laden family has been revealed:
"One of President Bush's earliest financial backers was James Bath, a Houston aircraft broker. Bath served with President Bush in the Texas Air National Guard. Bath has a mysterious connection to the Central Intelligence Agency."
"According to a 1976 trust agreement, Salem bin Laden appointed James Bath as his business representative in Houston. Revelation about Bath's relationship with the bin Laden financial empire and the CIA was made public in 1992 by Bill White, a former real estate business partner with Bath. White informed federal investigators in 1992 that Bath told him that he had assisted the CIA in a liaison role since 1976 - the same year former President George Herbert Walker Bush served as director of the CIA," notes Wiles in a 2001 American Freedom News report.
What is clear is that War on Terrorism was a project which was launched to salvage Israel from political dissolution or at least delay its collapse. It's also a definite reality that the U.S. administration would never identify planners and leaders behind the 9/11 attacks, because these people have ongoing relationships with the U.S. Government's elite. Osama Bin Laden was a name to entertain the global public opinion, and a cause célèbre to justify continuing "The War on Terror." As the Press TV columnist Mohioddin Sajedi noted in his recent article, Israel was the sole winner of 9/11 attacks. Remember those five dancing Israelis who cheered victoriously while capturing videos of the collapsing Twin Towers. That's the reality.
Kourosh Ziabari is an Iranian media correspondent, freelance journalist and interviewer. He is a contributing writer of Finland’s Award-winning Ovi Magazine and the the Foreign Policy Journal. He is a member of Tlaxcala Translators Network for Linguistic Diversity (Spain). He is also a member of World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSC-SD). Kourosh Ziabari's articles have appeared in a number of Canadian, Belgian, Italian, French and German websites. He can be reached at email@example.com
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This story was (re)published on September 15, 2010.