- A growing number of leading observers around the world
are publicly challenging the "Osama did it" story underlying
those policies so far.
- There is only one problem with the Osama explanation:
No matter how uniformly media and governments repeat it, swear to it, and
add more and more tertiary details to it, it nonetheless couldn't have
happened that way. The security, intelligence, and military-air command
services of the United States could not have slept innocently while an
assortment of Islamic militants - of the type monitored intensively in
the United States by security services for a decade - carried out a much-warned
of precision airborne attack on critical American sites, which the Soviet
special services, in their heyday, could not have attempted.
- Using the official media fairy-story of Sept. 11 as their
touchstone, the powerful faction typified by Zbigniew Brzezinski is pushing
for the imperial elimination of national sovereignty all over the world,
and the Sharon government in Israel is pushing for general religious war
in the Mideast. So, the growing opposition to the "Osama bin Laden
did it" line is important. The rallying-point for this opposition
has been the international activities, statements, and analyses of Lyndon
LaRouche since September, including his authoritative "Zbigniew Brzezinski
and September 11," published on Jan. 11 by EIR.
- From Africa to Europe
- Former South African resistance leader and President,
Nelson Mandela, announced a high-profile and deeply considered "about-face
on bin Laden," reported first on South Africa's News24 television
on New Year's Day. Mandela repudiated and apologized for his former, controversial
statement holding Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda responsible for the attacks,
as "one-sided and over-stated." He said he would be arranging
meetings with Muslim leaders in South Africa to personally convey this
messageâ?"called by News24 a "highly unusual" reversal
of view by the most widely respected of African leaders. "We are also
writing to President Bush," Mandela announced, "to appropriately
qualify the view we previously expressed to him in person and in correspondence."
- In another African power, Egypt, the rejection of the
official Sept. 11 story by President Hosni Mubarak (an experienced military
pilot) is a view shared by much of Egypt's population. On Jan. 5, the University
of Cairo's Center for Asian Studies held a seminar on "Who Committed
the Sept. 11 Attacks, and Why?" The Center's director, Prof. Mohammed
Selim, introduced Muriel Mirak-Weissbach of EIR's Wiesbaden bureau as the
featured speaker. She presented Lyndon LaRouche's analysis that the attacks
constituted an attempted coup d'etat against the U.S. government, involving
rogue elements of the American military and security apparatus who share
the view of Brzezinski's circles. Mrs. Mirak-Weissbach stressed the desperate
need to get "imperial control" over an uncontrollable global
economic breakdown, as the motivation of the coup's powerful backers.
- At the same Cairo conference, an important analysis was
put forward by Brig. Gen. Dr. Mahmoud Khalaf of Egypt's Higher Military
Academy; he is also a fellow of the British Royal Institute for Home Defense
and member of the Scientific Association of the U.S. Army.
- General Khalaf said that in the Sept. 11 attacks, "we
are confronted with a technical operation of extremely great dimensions.
We estimate that the planning organ for this operation must have consisted
of at least 100 specialized technicians, who needed one year for planning.
Each stage of this operation has many details, and every single technical
detail needs measures, which are called 'deception,' and camouflaging,
against around ten specialized organs in the United States which are called
the 'Intelligence Community.' We will not say the CIA, but we will say
the DIA, which is the Defense Intelligence Agency. The DIA has highly qualified
technical capability.... I will not exaggerate and say it can monitor every
single square meter of the planet audio-visually at any moment [and] the
agency called the National Security Agency.... Yes, there was a penetration
of the security system and the U.S. Armed Forces."
- General Khalaf presented to the conference a detailed,
virtually minute-by-minute military expert's analysis of the attacks; he
emphasized the contradiction between the great confusion and inaction of
the U.S. military and security services for hours, that fact that President
Bush could not return to Washington, and that the Executive could not clearly
characterize what was happening; and the fact that who had presumably done
itâ?"Osama bin Ladenâ?"was nevertheless being announced
everywhere within less than two hours.
- Other Egyptian experts concurred, and a former Foreign
Minister reported meeting, in Canada, with senior European bankers in September,
who told him they believed "Americans" had done the attacks "because
of the economic crisis prior to Sept. 11."
- But an even more forceful rejection of the official "Osama"
story came from a senior figure in Germany's establishment, Andreas von
- Intelligence Professional: `Brzezinski, the Mad Dog'
- Von Bulow's statements were highlighted in an interview,
entitled "What Did The Insider Know?" in the German daily Tagesspiegel
on Jan. 13. The newspaper, while argumentatively disagreeing with him,
made clear that von Bulow was "already in the 1970s State Secretary
in the [German] Defense Ministry; in 1993 you were the Social Democratic
Party speaker in the Schalck-Golodkowski investigation committee - the
German version of the Iran-Contra investigation, and far more serious and
sensitive than that conducted by the U.S. Senate. This investigation required
von Bulow to know about the operations of intelligence services of the
United States, as well as Western and Eastern Europe.
- Said von Bulow of Sept. 11: "With the help of the
horrifying attacks, the Western mass democracies were subjected to brainwashing.
The enemy image of anti-communism doesn't work anymore; it is to be replaced
by peoples of Islamic belief. They are accused of having given birth to
suicidal terrorism." Challenged on his use of the term "brainwashing,"
he added: "The idea of the enemy image doesn't come from me. It comes
from Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel Huntington, two policymakers of American
intelligence and foreign policy. Already in the middle of the 1990s, Huntington
believed, people in Europe and the United States needed someone they could
hateâ?"this would strengthen their identification with their
own society. And Brzezinski, the mad dog, as adviser to President Jimmy
Carter, campaigned for the exclusive right of the U.S. to seize all the
raw materials of the world, especially oil and gas."
- The events of Sept. 11, von Bulow told Tagesspiegel,
"fit perfectly in the concept of the armaments industry, the intelligence
agencies, the whole military-industrial-academic complex. This is in fact
conspicuous. The huge raw materials reserves of the former Soviet Union
are now at their disposal, also the pipeline routes....
- "I can state," he said of the planned irregular
warfare attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and perhaps the White
House, "the planning of the attacks was technically and organizationally
a master achievement. To hijack four huge airplanes within a few minutes,
and within one hour, to drive them into their targets, with complicated
flight maneuvers! This is unthinkable, without years-long support from
secret apparatuses of the state and industry."
- Von Bulow concluded on this point by insisting, "I
know a lot of people, including very influential ones, who agree with me,
but only in whispers, never publicly." This includes not only the
Social Democratic Party circles of former federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt,
who share von Bulow's assessment of what Brzezinski represents.
- 'Search for the Truth'
- Such circles' assessment of the "policies of Sept.
11" is worth quoting from the same interview with von Bulow:
- Tagesspiegel: How did you
get the idea that there could be a link between the attacks and the American
- Von Bulow: Do you remember
the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993?
- Tagesspiegel: Six people
were killed, and over a thousand wounded, by a bomb explosion.
- Von Bulow: In the middle
was the bomb-maker, a former Egyptian officer. He had pulled together some
Muslims for the attack. They were snuck into the country by the CIA, despite
a State Department ban on their entry. At the same time, the leader of
the band was an FBI informant. And he made a deal with the authorities:
At the last minute, the dangerous explosive material would be replaced
by a harmless powder. The FBI did not stick to the deal. The bomb exploded,
so to speak with the knowledge of the FBI. The official story of the crime
was quickly found: The criminals were evil Muslims.
- Tagesspiegel: At the time
Soviet soldiers marched into Afghanistan, you were in the Cabinet of Helmut
Schmidt. What was it like?
- Von Bulow: The Americans
pushed for trade sanctions, they demanded the boycott of the Olympic games
in Moscow.... And today we know: It was the strategy of the American security
adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, to destabilize the Soviet Union from neighboring
Muslim countries: They lured the Russians into Afghanistan, and then prepared
for them a hell on earth, their Vietnam. With decisive support of the U.S.
intelligence agencies, at least 30,000 Muslim fighters were trained in
Afghanistan and Pakistan, a bunch of good-for-nothings and fanatics who
were, and still are today, ready for anything. And one of them is Osama
bin Laden. I wrote years ago: "It was out of this brood, that the
Taliban grew up in Afghanistan, who had been brought up in the Koran schools
financed by American and Saudi funds, the Taliban who are now terrorizing
the country and destroying it....
- Tagesspiegel: What do you
think of the bin Laden films?
- Von Bulow: When one is dealing
with intelligence services, one can imagine manipulations of the highest
quality. Hollywood could provide these techniques. I consider the videos
inappropriate as evidence.
- This senior German intelligence professional concluded
the interview pungently: "My task is concluded by saying, it could
not have been that way [according to the official story].
- Search for the truth!"