Un rappel sur le rôle des néocons Douglas Feith, Richard Perle et Marc Grossman dans la trahison de secrets nucléaires américains.
Par un journaliste qui semble croire aux terroristes mais qui voit bien que ceux-ci sont nourris par les néo-conservateurs, notamment en secrets nucléaires…
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Si le 11 septembre était « bon pour Israël » comme le disait Netanyahou, le prochain 11 septembre sera probablement encore mieux, surtout qu’il pourrait être nucléaire!
Mondialisation.ca, 7 mai 2010
par Maidhc Ó Cathail
Citant la possibilité qu’une organisation terroriste s’empare d’armes nucléaires comme une des plus grandes menaces pesant sur la sécurité des Etats-Unis, Barack Obama a persuadé quarante-six pays, lors du récent Sommet de la Sécurité Nucléaire de se mettre d’accord afin de mettre en sécurité le matos nucléaire en vadrouille de par le vaste monde. Ceux des dirigeants qui étaient venus à Washington auraient pu faire davantage pour éviter une attaque nucléaire, toutefois, s’ils avaient eu la présence d’esprit de demander des comptes au président américain sur ses propres bombes nucléaires égarées…
Certes, le Président Obama peut très bien ne même pas être au courant de l’échec patent des Etats-Unis à sécuriser ses matériels nucléaires et son savoir-faire en la matière contre la prédation de son prétendu « allié le plus intime ». Mais dès lors qu’Obama est désireux de ne même pas « spéculer » quant à la question de savoir quel pays, au Moyen-Orient, peut bien avoir la bombinette, l’on pouvait difficilement s’attendre, de sa part, à ce qu’il reconnût la manière dont ce dernier a bien pu se la procurer.
Dans un récent article du site Antiwar.com, intitulé à très juste titre Les bombes atomiques de l’Amérique égarées en Israël, Grant F. Smith, directeur de The Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRMEP) et auteur de l’ouvrage Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy [Le commerce de l’espionnage : Comment le lobby sioniste sape l’économie des Etats-Unis], démontre la manière dont « les Etats-Unis sont une passoire pour l’espionnage nucléaire israélien ».
Le vaste réseau de contrebande massive d’armements mis sur pied par David Ben Gourion aux Etats-Unis dans les années 1940 avait réussi à se doter d’une branche nucléaire en moins d’une décennie, indique Smith. L’achat de l’aciérie de la société Apollo Steel Company, en Pennsylvanie, fut financé par David Lowenthal, un ami intime du premier Premier ministre israélien, et ancien membre de la Haganah, précurseur de l’armée israélienne. L’année suivante, le Dr. Zalman Shapiro, président du conseil d’administration d’une organisation sioniste américaine locale, incorporait la Numec (Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation) à la société Apollo. Très vite, la Numec recevait d’importantes quantités d’uranium hautement enrichi et de plutonium de la société Westinghouse et de la Marine américaine, à des fins de recyclage nucléaire.
Dans les années 1960, la Commission de l’Energie Atomique [Atomic Energy Commission – AEC] commença à soupçonner des failles en matière de sécurité à la Numec, allant jusqu’à envisager de suspendre ses « élaborations d’armes classées ». En 1965, un audit de l’AEC constata que 220 livres d’uranium hautement enrichi n’étaient pas répertoriées. L’année suivante, le FBI diligenta sa propre enquête, sous le nom de code Project Divert, afin de surveiller le management de la Numec et les nombreux visiteurs israéliens qui y venaient. Néanmoins, le détournement de matières fissiles vers Israël continua de plus belle. Après la visite de quatre Israéliens, dont l’agent du Mossad Rafi Eitan, le 10 septembre 1968, 587 livres supplémentaires d’uranium hautement enrichi avaient disparu.
Toutefois, l’espionnage nucléaire israélien contre les Etats-Unis n’a pas pris fin avec l’accession d’Israël au club nucléaire, à la fin des années 1960. Comme l’a révélé un ex-interprète du FBI, Sibel Edmonds, son réseau de contrebande reçut l’aide cruciale de trois officiels de haut-rang au sein de l’administration George W. Bush. Tous trois avaient des liens étroits avec le complexe militaro-industriel israélien.
D’après notre tireur de signal d’alarme du FBI, Richard Perle et Douglas Feith ont fourni à Marc Grossman, troisième plus haut officiel au Département d’Etat, une liste d’employés de la Défense qui avaient accès à des informations sensibles, dont la technologie nucléaire. Cette liste comportait aussi des détails personnels hautement sensibles, comme les préférences sexuelles, les problèmes avec le jeu ou l’alcool, et ce qu’il leur restait à rembourser de leur emprunt d’accession à la propriété. A la suite de quoi, Grossman refila cette information à des agents israéliens et turcs, qui s’en servaient pour « ferrer » ces officiels du Pentagone. De plus, comme en a témoigné Edmonds lors d’un procès dans l’Ohio, les agents étrangers avaient recruté des agents dormants « dans pratiquement toutes les principales centrales nucléaires des Etats-Unis ».
Israël et la Turquie s’étant emparés de ce qui les intéressait parmi ces secrets chapardés, leurs agents offraient ce qu’il en restait au plus offrant. Comme l’a dit Edmonds au Sunday Times, à l’American Conservative et au site Military.com, les secrets nucléaires ont été vendus au marché noir, c’est-à-dire là où n’importe qui – y compris quelqu’un appartenant à Al-Qa’ida – pouvait les acheter.
Ainsi, il semblerait que ceux qui crient le plus fort à propos de la menace terroriste – j’ai nommé les néocons tels que Perle, Feith, Grossman et leurs homologues israéliens – sont précisément ceux qui sont en train d’aider les terroriste, fusse indirectement, à acquérir ces armes de destruction massive tellement convoitées.
Mais pour quelle raison, pourrait-on raisonnablement s’interroger, des agents israéliens aident-ils leurs ennemis supposés à s’emparer de la bombe ?
Eh bien, quel serait le résultat probable, au cas où les pires craintes d’Obama – une attaque nucléaire contre les Etats-Unis ou l’un de leurs alliés devenaient réalité ?
Sans égard aux faits, des pays islamiques – très vraisemblablement l’Iran ou le Pakistan, seraient accusés d’aider les terroristes. Et il n’est nul besoin d’avoir un doctorat ès-théorie des jeux pour prédire ce que serait la réaction de l’Amérique. Les représailles seraient si rapides et si dévastatrices que les malfaiteurs pourraient bien envier le sort des Irakiens après l’invasion de leur pays, victimes, eux aussi, d’une opération de diversion israélienne.
Si, comme Benjamin Netanyahu en personne l’a avoué, les attentats du 11 septembre 2001 avaient été « excellents » pour Israël, alors un 11 septembre nucléaire pourrait être encore meilleur. Les effets sidérants de cet événement traumatisant, voici neuf ans, ayant commencé à se dissiper et les Américains remettant de plus en plus en question le coût d’une alliance unilatérale, un tel attentat nucléaire pourrait même être jugé indispensable par d’aucuns…
Article original : http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/05/03/the-next-911—made-in-israel/, le 3 mai 2010
Traduit de l’anglais par Marcel Charbonnier, publié sur le site de Palestine Solidarité.
May 1, 2010
Citing the possibility of a terrorist organization getting hold of a nuclear weapon as the greatest threat to U.S. security, Barack Obama persuaded 46 other countries at the recent Nuclear Security Summit to agree to secure the world’s loose nuclear material. Those leaders who came to Washington might have made done more to avert a nuclear attack, however, if they had asked the U.S. President to account for America’s own loose nukes.
Of course, President Obama may not even be aware of the egregious failure of the United States to secure its nuclear materials and know-how from the predation of its alleged “closest ally.” But since Obama is unwilling to even “speculate” about which country in the Middle East has nuclear weapons, he could hardly be expected to acknowledge how it got them.
In a recent Antiwar.com article aptly titled “America’s Loose Nukes in Israel,” Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (Irmep) and author of Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy, shows how “the U.S is a sieve for Israeli nuclear espionage.”
The massive arms smuggling network set up by David Ben-Gurion in the United States in the 1940s had acquired a nuclear branch within a decade, according to Smith. The 1955 purchase of the Apollo Steel Company plant in Pennsylvania was financed by David Lowenthal, a close friend of Israel’s first prime minister and a former member of the Haganah, the precursor to the Israeli army. The following year, Dr. Zalman Shapiro, head of a local Zionist Organization of America chapter, incorporated the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) at Apollo. Before long, NUMEC was receiving large quantities of highly enriched uranium and plutonium from Westinghouse and the U.S. Navy for nuclear reprocessing.
By the 1960s, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) became suspicious of security lapses at NUMEC, and even considered suspending its “classified weapons work.” A 1965 AEC audit discovered that 220 pounds of highly enriched uranium were unaccounted for. The following year, the FBI launched its own investigation, codenamed Project Divert, to monitor NUMEC’s management and its frequent Israeli visitors. Nevertheless, the diversion of nuclear material to Israel continued unabated. After a September 10, 1968 visit by four Israelis, including Mossad agent Rafi Eitan, a further 587 pounds of highly enriched uranium went missing.
Israel’s nuclear espionage against the United States didn’t end with its accession to the nuclear club in the late 1960s, however. As former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds revealed, its smuggling network received crucial assistance from three high-ranking officials in the George W. Bush administration. All three have close ties to Israel’s military-industrial complex.
According to the FBI whistleblower, Richard Perle and Douglas Feith provided Marc Grossman, the third highest-ranking official in the State Department, with a list of Department of Defense employees with access to sensitive data, including nuclear technology. The list also included highly sensitive personal details, such as sexual preference, problems with gambling or alcoholism, and how much they owed on their mortgages. Grossman then passed on the information to Israeli and Turkish agents, who used it to “hook” those Pentagon officials. In addition, as Edmonds testified in an Ohio court case, the foreign operatives had recruited people “on almost every major nuclear facility in the United States.”
After Israel and Turkey took what they wanted from the pilfered secrets, their agents offered what was left to the highest bidder. As Edmonds has told the Sunday Times, American Conservative and Military.com, nuclear information was sold on the black market, where anyone—even al-Qaeda—could buy it.
So then, it would seem that those who shout loudest about the threat of terrorists—namely, neoconservatives like Perle, Feith and Grossman and their Israeli counterparts—are the very ones who are aiding them, at least indirectly, to acquire those much touted weapons of mass destruction.
But why, one might reasonably ask, would Israeli agents help their supposed enemies get hold of the bomb?
Well, what would be the likely outcome if Obama’s worst fears of a nuclear attack on the United States—or one of its allies—are realized?
Regardless of the facts, some Islamic country— most likely, Iran or Pakistan—would be blamed for aiding the terrorists. And it doesn’t require an advanced degree in game theory to predict what America’s reaction would be. The retaliation would be so swift and devastating that the designated evildoers might envy the fate of post-invasion Iraqis—also victims of an Israeli misdirection.
If, as Benjamin Netanyahu admitted, 9/11 was “very good” for Israel, a nuclear 9/11 might be even better. As the spellbinding effects of that traumatic event nine years ago have begun to wear off, and with Americans increasingly questioning the costs of a one-sided alliance, it may even be considered necessary.
An Interview With Sibel Edmonds
« Scott Horton: [P]erhaps your case is tied in with the AIPAC spy scandal?
« Sibel Edmonds: Absolutely. And I cannot go into any details. … But even the AIPAC spy scandal, as far as I’m reading today, is just touching the surface of it. It’s going only to a certain degree. It doesn’t go high enough, in what it involves and how far it goes, and that’s as far, and the best – as far as I can explain. »
What connection does Sibel Edmonds’ story have to the prosecution of Larry Franklin, Steve Rosen, and Keith Weissman of the Pentagon/AIPAC spy scandal? And for that matter, to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001? The answer has something to do with international drug, weapon, and money-laundering rings, and their ties to terrorists and unnamed officials of the Departments of State and Defense. This mess also goes back to at least 1997. Sibel says that when the truth comes out, it will make the AIPAC case look « lame » by comparison. (…)
For more details, see AIPAC follow-up
FRONTLINE – Israel’s Next War ? (PBS) They do not believe in peace talks. They do not want to share the land. They are well armed and are carrying out increasingly violent attacks, even targeting innocent civilians. They are members of Israel’s militant far right, and they are threatening to become Israel’s next big problem
Massacre at the Mosque – Baruch Goldstein’s massacre at the Mosque of Jerusalem (Michael A. Hoffman II)
L’espion de l’AIPAC Steve Rosen a été inculpé après que son rôle dans la divulgation de secrets nucléaires à Israël ait été révélé. Comme on pouvait s’y attendre, le juge a abandonné les poursuites.
Sat, 12 Jan 2008 12:56 CST
Sibel Edmonds has recently updated her website with a gallery of 21 photographs in 3 groups, ostensibly of parties guilty in her case. Three of the photographs are simply question marks, for reasons as yet unknown.
As Edmonds has said, her case involves « highly-recognizable, highly-known names », as can be confirmed below.
Current and former Pentagon and State Department officials:
Larry Franklin Current and former congressmen:
Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Ex-House Speaker
Roy Blount (R-MO)
Dan Burton (R-IN)
Tom Lantos (D-CA)
Bob Livingston (R-LA), Ex-House Speaker
Stephen Solarz (D-NY) Think Tank members:
Graham E. Fuller – RAND
David Makovsky – WINEP
Alan Makovsky – WINEP
Yusuf Turani (President-in-exile, Turkistan)
Professor Sabri Sayari (Georgetown, WINEP)
Mehmet Eymur (Former Turkish Spy Chief MIT) So what are these men guilty of? In response to this summary of the allegations, Edmonds as said: « as far as published articles go, this one nails it 100% »:
Sibel Edmonds, the Turkish FBI translator turned whistleblower who has been subjected to a gag order could provide a major insight into how neoconservatives distort US foreign policy and enrich themselves at the same time. On one level, her story appears straightforward: several Turkish lobbying groups allegedly bribed congressmen to support policies favourable to Ankara. But beyond that, the Edmonds revelations become more serpentine and appear to involve AIPAC, Israel and a number of leading neoconservatives who have profited from the Turkish connection. Israel has long cultivated a close relationship with Turkey since Ankara’s neighbours and historic enemies – Iran, Syria and Iraq – are also hostile to Tel Aviv. Islamic Turkey has also had considerable symbolic value for Israel, demonstrating that hostility to Muslim neighbours is not a sine qua non for the Jewish state.
Turkey benefits from the relationship by securing general benevolence and increased aid from the US Congress – as well as access to otherwise unattainable military technology. The Turkish General Staff has a particular interest because much of the military spending is channeled through companies in which the generals have a financial stake, making for a very cozy and comfortable business arrangement. The commercial interest has also fostered close political ties, with the American Turkish Council, American Turkish Cultural Alliance and the Assembly of Turkish American Associations all developing warm relationships with AIPAC and other Jewish and Israel advocacy groups throughout the US.
Someone has to be in the middle to keep the happy affair going, so enter the neocons, intent on securing Israel against all comers and also keen to turn a dollar. In fact the neocons seem to have a deep and abiding interest in Turkey, which, under other circumstances, might be difficult to explain. Doug Feith‘s International Advisors Inc, a registered agent for Turkey in 1989 – 1994, netted $600,000 per year from Turkey, with Richard Perle taking $48,000 annually as a consultant. Other noted neoconservatives linked to Turkey are former State Department number three, Marc Grossman, current Pentagon Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman, Paul Wolfowitz and former congressman Stephen Solarz. The money involved does not appear to come from the Turkish government, and FBI investigators are trying to determine its source and how it is distributed. Some of it may come from criminal activity, possibly drug trafficking, but much more might come from arms dealing. Contracts in the hundreds of millions, or even billions of dollars provide considerable fat for those well placed to benefit. Investigators are also looking at Israel’s particular expertise in the illegal sale of US military technology to countries like China and India. Fraudulent end-user certificates produced by Defense Ministries in Israel and Turkey are all that is needed to divert military technology to other, less benign, consumers. The military-industrial-complex/neocon network is also well attested. Doug Feith has been associated with Northrup Grumman for years, while defense contractors fund many neocon-linked think tanks and « information » services. Feith, Perle and a number of other neocons have long had beneficial relationships with various Israeli defense contractors. (Philip Giraldi from Cannistraro Associates, April 24 edition of The American Conservative)
While Edmonds claims the Times published only 20% of her allegations, antiwar.com’s Justin Raimondo has published a good analysis that gets to the heart of some of the deeper implications of her case, including Israeli involvement in 9/11, and the American-Israeli-Turkish-Pakistani-« Al-Qaeda » (i.e., CIA/Mossad/ISI) terror connections.
by Justin Raimondo, January 08, 2008
« The next president may have to deal with a nuclear attack, » averred ABC’s Charles Gibson at Saturday night’s Democratic presidential debate. « The day after a nuclear weapon goes off in an American city, what would we wish we had done to prevent it and what will we actually do on the day after? »
It’s a question that frightens everyone, and one to which there is no easy answer: none of the candidates really rose to the occasion, and most seemed baffled. Hillary Clinton made sure she used the word « retaliation » with unusual emphasis, and when pressed on the question of how she would retaliate against « stateless » terrorists nevertheless insisted that she would indeed retaliate against someone, because the perpetrators had to have a « haven » somewhere within a state.
Yes, well, that’s not necessarily true, but what if that « haven » is… right here in the U.S.? Or, perhaps, in a NATO country, say, Turkey?
Impossible, you say? Not if you believe Sibel Edmonds, a former translator for the FBI who listened in on hundreds of telephone intercepts and has now told the London Times that several top U.S. government officials conspired with foreign agents to steal U.S. nuclear secrets and sell them on the black market. The Times reports:
« Edmonds described how foreign intelligence agents had enlisted the support of U.S. officials to acquire a network of moles in sensitive military and nuclear institutions.
« Among the hours of covert tape recordings, she says she heard evidence that one well-known senior official in the U.S. State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the information on to black market buyers, including Pakistan. The name of the official – who has held a series of top government posts – is known to The Sunday Times. He strongly denies the claims. However, Edmonds said: ‘He was aiding foreign operatives against U.S. interests by passing them highly classified information, not only from the State Department but also from the Pentagon, in exchange for money, position and political objectives.’
« She claims that the FBI was also gathering evidence against senior Pentagon officials – including household names – who were aiding foreign agents. ‘If you made public all the information that the FBI have on this case, you will see very high-level people going through criminal trials,’ she said. »
Edmonds brought all this to the attention of lawmakers, as well as the American media, and several news organizations filed reports – until a federal judge issued an unprecedented gag order. Edmonds’ story was deemed too hot to handle: if the public were allowed to know what she knows, according to our government, America’s national security would be severely impaired. Yet now she is speaking out, and what she has to say is unsettling, to say the least.
Edmonds has named at least one of the officials: he is Marc Grossman, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, assistant secretary of state for European affairs under the Clinton administration and undersecretary of state for political affairs from 2001-2005. Grossman is now vice chairman of The Cohen Group, a consulting firm founded by Bill Clinton’s defense secretary, William S. Cohen.
Edmonds contends that an international nuclear smuggling ring, associated with the intelligence agencies of Pakistan, Turkey, and Israel, has been permitted to operate in the U.S. with impunity. Our government, she claims, knew all about it yet, in order to placate the foreign governments involved, allowed a vast criminal enterprise to carry out its activities, including money laundering, narcotics trafficking, and espionage involving efforts to steal U.S. nuclear technology.
As a translator for the FBI, Edmonds had the task of translating many hours of intercepted phone conversations between Turkish officials and Pakistanis, Israelis, and Americans who were targets of the FBI’s counterintelligence unit. Thousands of hours of intercepted calls revealed a network of moles placed in various military installations and academic venues dealing with nuclear technology. Edmonds gives us the details, via the Times:
« Edmonds says there were several transactions of nuclear material every month, with the Pakistanis being among the eventual buyers. ‘The network appeared to be obtaining information from every nuclear agency in the United States,’ she said.
« They were helped, she says, by the high-ranking State Department official [Marc Grossman] who provided some of their moles – mainly Ph.D. students – with security clearance to work in sensitive nuclear research facilities. These included the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico, which is responsible for the security of the U.S. nuclear deterrent. »
And « while the FBI was investigating, » says Edmonds, « several arms of the government were shielding what was going on. » An entire wing of the national security bureaucracy, associated with the neoconservatives, has long profited from representing Turkish interests in Washington: this group includes not only Grossman, but also Paul Wolfowitz, chief intellectual architect of the Iraq war and ex-World Bank president; former deputy defense secretary for policy Douglas J. Feith; Feith’s successor, Eric Edelman; and Richard Perle, the notorious uber-neocon whose unique ability to mix profiteering and warmongering forced him to resign his official capacity as a key administration adviser.
Edmonds draws a picture of a three-sided alliance consisting of Turkish, Pakistani, and Israeli agents who coordinated efforts to milk U.S. nuclear secrets and technology, funneling the intelligence stream to the black market nuclear network set up by the Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan. The multi-millionaire Pakistani nuclear scientist then turned around and sold his nuclear assets to North Korea, Libya, and Iran.
This was no « rogue » operation, but a covert action executed by Gen. Mahmoud Ahmad, the chief of Pakistan’s intelligence service, the ISI, at the time. The Turks were used as intermediaries because direct ISI intervention would have roused immediate suspicion. Large amounts of cash were dropped off at the offices of Turkish-American lobbying groups, such as the American Turkish Council in Washington, which was reportedly picked up by at least one top U.S. official.
This Pakistani-Turkish-Israeli Axis of Espionage, operating through their respective embassies, systematically combed Washington officialdom for potential moles, compiling lists that, according to Edmonds and the Times, “contained all their ‘hooking points,’ which could be financial or sexual pressure points, their exact job in the Pentagon and what stuff they had access to.” Nice work, there.
This sounds a lot like the setup the handlers of convicted spy Larry Franklin worked with to glean information from the rabidly pro-Israel Franklin and pass it off to Israeli embassy officials, including former Israeli ambassador Danny Ayalon; Naor Gilon, the former political officer at the embassy; and Rafi Barak, the former deputy chief of mission. And there is indeed a connection to the Franklin case, according to the Times,
« One of the Pentagon figures under investigation was Lawrence Franklin, a former Pentagon analyst, who was jailed in 2006 for passing U.S. defense information to lobbyists and sharing classified information with an Israeli diplomat. ‘He was one of the top people providing information and packages during 2000 and 2001,’ [Edmonds] said. »
Franklin delivered his « packages » to AIPAC officials Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman and their Israeli handlers for ideological reasons, but others, such as Grossman – according to Edmonds – did it for money. Grossman angrily denies the charge. In any case, apparently large cash transactions were recorded on the tapes Edmonds translated, in which U.S. officials were heard selling the nation’s nuclear secrets. As the Times relates:
« Well-known U.S. officials were then bribed by foreign agents to steal U.S. nuclear secrets. One such incident from 2000 involves an agent overheard on a wiretap discussing ‘nuclear information that had been stolen from an air force base in Alabama,’ in which the agent allegedly is heard saying: ‘We have a package and we’re going to sell it for $250,000.’ »
A vast criminal enterprise supported by at least three foreign intelligence agencies acting in concert with top U.S. officials, including some « household names » – if true, it’s the story of the decade. Yet that isn’t all. The really scary aspect of this labyrinthine network of foreign agents, and their American dupes and collaborators, is its connections to terrorist organizations, specifically al-Qaeda.
To begin with, Gen. Ahmad is suspected of having wired a large amount of money into Mohammed Atta’s Dubai bank account shortly before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More ominously, the Times reports: « Following 9/11, a number of the foreign operatives were taken in for questioning by the FBI on suspicion that they knew about or somehow aided the attacks. »
Pakistani and/or Turkish operatives arrested or held for questioning in the wake of the 9/11 attacks? Well, that’s the first I’ve heard of it. However, the U.S. authorities did round up a large number of Israelis, including these guys, and held them for several months before extraditing them back to their home country.
Even more alarming is the reason Edmonds approached the Times with the story, « after reading about an al-Qaeda terrorist who had revealed his role in training some of the 9/11 hijackers while he was in Turkey. » That’s a reference to this Nov. 2 story in the Times, which details the career of a top al-Qaeda kingpin, one Louai al-Sakka, who claims to have trained several of the 9/11 hijackers at a camp situated outside Istanbul in the resort area of the Yalova mountains.
Now that‘s curious: a Muslim fundamentalist training camp in a country run by a fanatically secular military that would normally not tolerate such activities. As the Times puts it: « Turkish intelligence were aware of unusual militant Islamic activity in the Yalova mountains, where Sakka had set up his camps. But they posed no threat to Turkey at the time. »
Not a threat to Turkey, eh? All too true: the terrorists’ target was the U.S. The al-Qaeda recruits trained by Sakka were specifically chosen by the top leadership of al-Qaeda – i.e., bin Laden – to carry out the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. That they were nurtured and steeled for their mission under the noses of our NATO allies in Ankara seems bizarre – until one begins to take Sibel Edmonds seriously. Then the whole horrifying picture starts to fall into place.
« The Times article then notes something that I reported 18 months ago. Immediately after 911, the FBI arrested a bunch of people suspected of being involved with the attacks – including four associates of key targets of FBI’s counterintelligence operations. Sibel heard the targets tell Marc Grossman: ‘We need to get them out of the U.S. because we can’t afford for them to spill the beans.’ Grossman duly facilitated their release from jail and the suspects immediately left the country without further investigation or interrogation.
« Let me repeat that for emphasis: The #3 guy at the State Dept. facilitated the immediate release of 911 suspects at the request of targets of the FBI’s investigation. »
Corruption and a massive cover-up organized at the highest levels of government – America’s nuclear secrets and technology looted on a massive scale, and sold to our enemies via a network set up by our alleged foreign « friends, » while the threat of nuclear terrorism hangs over our country like a thick fog of fear, and warmongering politicians scare us into going along with the program – if even half of what Edmonds alleges turns out to be true, then we are all in some very big trouble.
In light of the Edmonds revelations, we have to reconsider the implications of the question Charles Gibson opened with during the ABC Democratic debate:
« The day after a nuclear weapon goes off in an American city, what would we wish we had done to prevent it and what will we actually do on the day after? »
Perhaps congressman Henry Waxman, who solemnly pledged to launch a public investigation into the allegations made by Edmonds, will wish he had kept his promise. Maybe even the national news media, which has been offered this story repeatedly, by Ms. Edmonds and her supporters, will wish they had covered it.
Fortunately, we don’t need the « mainstream » media to get the truth out to the American people. With the new technology of the computer age, we can do an end run around the media. This YouTube video is shocking:
As Edmonds says, « we have the facts, we have the documents, we have the witnesses. Put out the tapes, put out the documents, put out the intercepts – put out the truth. »
If a nuke ever goes off in an American city, it will probably have been stolen from our own arsenal – once the American people wake up to that scary fact, the rest will follow automatically.
David Perlmutter, professeur à l’université de l’État de Louisianne, écrivait dans le The Los Angeles Times du 7 avril 2002:
Qu’est-ce que [Israël] va faire? J’ai d’autres rêves aussi – des rêves apocalyptiques. Je pense que: Israël construit des armes nucléaires depuis trente ans. Les juifs ont compris ce que l’acceptation passive et impuissante de leur malheur a signifié pour eux dans le passé et ils se sont assurés contreune telle éventualité. Masada n’était pas un exemple à suivre – ça n’a pas fait mal aux Romains le moins du monde, mais, Samson à Gaza? Avec une bombe H?
Qu’est-ce qui ferait mieux payer au monde haineux des juifs pour ces milliers d’années de massacres, qu’un hiver nucléaire? Ou inviter tous ces chefs d’État européens bien-pensants et des militants pacifistes à nous rejoindre dans les fours?
Pour la première fois dans l’histoire, un peuple qui a fait face à l’extermination pendant que le tout le monde ricanait ou détournait le regard … détient le pouvoir de détruire le monde. La justice ultime?
Willis Carto writes:
According to Israeli historian Michael Karpin, writing in his book, The Bomb in the Basement, Ben-Gurion referred to the Jewish money lords who donated some $40 million in the 1950s (the equivalent of $250 million today) to seed the weapons program as the « makdishim, » or consecrators, and to their contributions as « hakdasha, » consecration. Karpin noted:
Both of these Hebrew words derive from the word kadosh, sacred, which is also the root of the world Mikdash, or Temple — the holiest institution of Judaism. And inside the Temple is the Kodesh Hakodashim, the Holy of Holies. And like the Temple, which was erected with the contributions of the children of Israel (Exodus 25 :1), so too Israel’s nuclear program would be built with contributions. In Ben-Gurion’s eyes, the nuclear project was holy. [Emphasis added.]
(…)Professor David Perlmutter of Louisiana State University, writing in The Los Angeles Times of April 7, 2002:
What [is Israel] to do? I have other dreams as well — apocalyptic ones. I think: Israel has been building nuclear weapons for thirty years. The Jews understand what passive and powerless acceptance of doom has meant for them in the past and they have ensured against it. Masada was not an example to follow — it hurt the Romans not a whit, but, Samson in Gaza? With an H-bomb?
What would serve the Jew-hating world better in repayment for thousands of years of massacres but a Nuclear Winter? Or invite all those tut-tutting European statesmen and peace activists to join us in the ovens?
For the first time in history, a people facing extermination while the world either cackles or looks away … have the power to destroy the world. The ultimate justice?
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