CIA provided funds to financiers of Sept 11 bomber (FACT)
Bush restricts access to Presidential Records (FACT)
"[The FBI] were prevented for political reasons from carrying out full investigations into members of the Bin Laden family in the US before the terrorist attacks of September 11"
London Guardian, 7 November 2001 (FACT)
FBI Deputy Director resigned in protest in July months before the 9/11 WTC was attacked. Perhaps because FBI director has morales and understood his job to protect people from a false flag attack??????
One of the consequences of the mass FBI investigation into the September 11 bombings is that its hunt for suspects has inevitably lead to many trails overseas, and as a result directly into territory which is more typically occupied by the CIA.
In so doing it has become apparent that the alleged leader of the September 11 suicide bombers, Mohammed Atta, was provided with finance on the instructions of the head of the Pakistan Intelligence Service (ISI). The ISI has in turn had access to considerable funds from the CIA for the purpose of supporting militant groups in Afghanistan. According to one account provided earlier in the year from a regional policy expert with access to CIA officials, much of the spending of this money has been left to the discretion of the ISI itself with whom "The CIA still has close links".
Although these terrorist funding revelations were originally revealed by the Times of India (where favourable coverage of Pakistani affairs is not guaranteed), the situation has also been briefly reported in the Pakistani press as well as the Wall St Journal. The FBI's discovery of the situation involved information provided by the Indian intelligence services whose interest in the matter will have made the subject difficult for the US and Pakistani governments to subsequently sweep under the carpet. The ISI director-general concerned has therefore now been 'retired'.
The Times of India comments starkly in its story of 9 October that: "A direct link between ISI and the WTC attack could have enormous repercussions..... Evidence of a larger conspiracy could shake US confidence in Pakistan's ability to participate in the anti-terrorism coalition."
But do the implications of the situation in fact spread well beyond the questionable loyalty of America's 'allies' in the war against terrorism? The prospect of the US's own covert activities in Pakistan providing funds for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon will undoubtedly prove too troubling for many to wish to contemplate.
Such a scenario would, however, at the very least provide a clear example of what are the ultimate consequences of the US's continual malevolent interference in the affairs of other countries as it seeks to spread its economic influence into new regions of the world following the collapse of the Soviet empire. In this case access to the oil rich Caspian Sea region is the principal factor lying behind America's cynical support of violent factions in Afghanistan, of which the murderous Northern Alliance are only the latest candidates of convenience (see 'Killer dons mantle of hero', London Times, 12 November 2001)
Many have questioned how it was possible that US intelligence failed to stop the attacks[*] on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon despite the advance warnings. Now it appears CIA funds may even have helped finance them.
But that is not all. The French Newspaper Le Figaro reported 11 October that the CIA had met with Osama Bin Laden in Dubai as recently as July this year (Bin Laden's apparent ten day stay at the American hospital in Dubai has also been commented on by the London Times. It appears neither Le Figaro nor the Times have been allowed to question Dr Terry Callaway, the Canadian surgeon reported to have been treating Bin Laden at the hospital for a kidney disorder).
During the course of earlier investigations into to embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, according to Le Figaro, "the FBI discovered 'financing agreements' that the CIA had been developing with its 'Arab friends' for years" and that "The [Bin Laden-CIA] Dubai meeting is then within the logic of 'a certain American policy'".
Le Figaro also reports that French intelligence services had confirmed that "very specific information was transmitted to the CIA with respect to terrorist attacks against American interests around the world, including on US soil. A DST report dated 7 September enumerates all the intelligence, and specifies that the order to attack was to come from Afghanistan." Moreover the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Airforce, General Anatoli Kornukov, told the press 12 September that "Generally it is impossible to carry out an act of terror on the scenario which was used in the USA yesterday. We had such facts too. As soon as something like that happens here, I am reported about that right away and in a minute we are all up."
If there is any truth in these reports then the question arises as to why the FBI is not making more progress in pursuing its investigations into the events surrounding September 11. According to the London Times (3 November 2001: 'FBI arrogance and secrecy dismays US') the FBI has now "exhausted most of its leads" and is "convinced that the key to al-Qaeda operations lay in Germany". Unfortunately for the FBI arrests made by the security services in Germany and other European countries based on these FBI leads have shown that "in almost every case these cells knew nothing about the September 11 hijacks".
The Times also reports that: "The main suspect in US custody .... had been picked up by immigration authorities in August but the FBI refused to let its field agents search his laptop computer which contained clues as to the September 11 mission.....". The Times further points out that despite 7,000 FBI agents on the case:"Nobody has yet been charged over the attacks on America", and in a separate article in the same edition, that "60 per cent of Muslims in the Middle East believe that Israeli or US intelligence services were responsible for the September attacks" (3 November 2001: 'Blair loses his way on road to Damascus').
According to the BBC this perception has been encouraged by the fact that: "The FBI was quick to release a list of alleged hijackers, but some of them turned up alive and well in the Arab world." (3 November 2001, 'Bin Laden popular in Saudi Arabia' ).
A subsequent report by the London Guardian (7 November, 2001, 'FBI claims Bin Laden inquiry was frustrated' ) reveals that "FBI and military intelligence officials in Washington say they were prevented for political reasons from carrying out full investigations into members of the Bin Laden family in the US before the terrorist attacks of September 11" and that "the restrictions became worse after the Bush administration took over this year". The intelligence agencies had been told to 'back off' from investigations involving "other members of the Bin Laden family, the Saudi royals, and possible Saudi links to the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Pakistan".
The evening before the BBC Newsnight programme had posed the critical question 'Has someone been sitting on the FBI?'. The programme interviewed US national security expert Joe Trento, author of 'Secret History of the CIA', into whose hands confidential FBI documentation relating to the Bin Laden family had fallen. Another interviewee on the programme states that 'There is a hidden agenda at the very highest levels of our government'.
In a follow up article entitled 'Bush took FBI agents off Laden family trail' the Times of India 7 November tells its readers that the FBI document featured by Newsnight had "alleged that the cynicism of the American establishment and 'connections between the CIA and Saudi Arabia and the Bush men and bin Ladens' may have been the real cause of the deaths of thousands in the World Trade Centre attacks."
Earlier the London Independent had reported (10 October) that "To the embarrassment of investigators, it has also emerged that the firm used to buy many of the 'put' options - where a trader, in effect, bets on a share price fall - on United Airlines stock was headed until 1998 by 'Buzzy' Krongard, now executive director of the CIA." United Airlines was one of the carriers whose aircraft were used in the attacks on the US and in whose shares there was highly unusual trading just before September 11 indicating prior knowledge of the strikes.
It is already known that prior warnings of the impending strikes were provided to the CIA by Israeli (Daily Telegraph, London, 16 September 2001) and other intelligence services around the world . It is interesting, therefore, that in inverse fashion the Independent cautiously raises the concept of an unspeakable scenario by meekly asserting that "There is no suggestion that Mr Krongard had advance knowledge of the attacks".
The Independent offers no alternative suggestion as to who might have placed the 'put' options. It merely observes that those who profited from the exercise had not collected their $2.5m gains on the trade because they "failed to foresee that the first response of the US stock markets to the disaster was to suspend all trading for four days, thereby denying them the chance of cashing in their profits". However, the CIA is known to have well established connections at the highest levels within Wall Street ('The CIA's Wall Street connections' KPFA 94.1 FM Radio, Berkeley, CA, October 12, 2001 ).
Given these wider circumstances; given his agency's intimate links with the intelligence services in Pakistan; and given the latter's direct linkage to the September 11 suicide attacks, it seems that the time is now well overdue to get the Director of the CIA, George Tenet, into the witness box. As Time magazine put it on 24 September: "At some point, when the nation has moved beyond grief and vengefulness, CIA Director George Tenet and FBI Director Robert Mueller will have to explain how the $10 billion-a-year anti-terror system failed...."
CIA provided funds to financiers of Sept 11 bomber