Under The Radar Media
On September 12, 2001, the online news source DEBKAfile, and the intelligence experts associated with the publication, admitted that 9/11 had to have been an inside job!
Based on their initial investigation of the limited facts that were available at the time, DEBKAfile came to some of the same conclusions, theories and beliefs that are actively promoted by the 9/11 Truth community and in the alternative media. These theories include the infiltration and disarmament of critical security infrastructure, collusion between the alleged terrorists and airport employees, and the impossibility of the absolute failure of US military and intelligence agencies to sufficiently perform their duties.
DEBKAfile is an Israeli online publication dedicated to intelligence and security news, and more importantly, for disseminating information regarding Arab terrorism in Israel and the Middle East. DEBKAfile claims to have pioneered “intensive news coverage and analysis of global terror before it hits the front pages.”
The article, “A Vast Conspiracy Hatched In The Dark” has been removed from DEBKAfile’s archives, however it can be found here , or here via the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. While the article’s obvious intent was to offer support that Arab terrorists were responsible for 9/11, the news organization appears to have initially supported an “inside job” theory of the terror attacks, where an Al Qaeda cell was able to penetrate the US government. As it turns out, DEBKAfile’s article may have been the very first 9/11 “conspiracy theory” article ever published!
The most interesting of DEBKAfile’s suspicions was that the US military’s entire security apparatus and defense system “was muffled, disarmed from the inside,” and that Osama bin Laden or a senior associate “must have been able to plant agents inside the US military and intelligence services” for the attacks to have been carried out. Now that the public has an official government account of the events via the 9/11 Commission, DEBKAfile’s article can be examined from essentially two views:
1) DEBKAfile’s summary contradicts the 9/11 Commission.
2) DEBKAfile’s summary supports alternative accounts of 9/11 (conspiracy theories).
Fortunately, for the true intellectuals and academics who look down on conspiracy theories, it’s a good thing that we had an official, non-partisan 9/11 investigation that was able to put some of DEBKAfile’s wild conclusions to rest.
DEBKAfile’s initial analysis contradicts the 9/11 Commission
Consider DEBKAfile’s claim that the pre-planning of 9/11 “involved hundreds if not thousands” of participants. While the official 9/11 Commission agrees that the attack took years of planning, its account of who planned and executed the attacks doesn’t even exceed thirty men. This is if we include Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, Zacarias Moussaoui and (stretching a bit) Osama bin Laden’s driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan.
If we are to accept the 9/11 Commission’s report and reject DEBKAfile’s claims, these were twenty or so of the hardest working men ever; doing the work of more than 100, possibly 1000 individuals! As evil and cold-blooded as these terrorists were, one must admire their efficiency and dedication to their craft!
Moving on to the amount of cash it took to pull off the attacks, DEBKAfile claims “large sums of cash must have moved between countries.” “Large” is a relative term, and they don’t state exactly how large an amount of money was used, but again, the 9/11 Commission appears to run contrary with DEBKAfile’s claims.
Officials on the 9/11 Commission seem to marvel at how these thrifty terrorists only ran up a tab of around $400,000 – $500,000 in preparation for the attacks of 9/11. [Zelikow, 9/11 Commission Report, p. 169] This amount included, for nineteen men (possibly more), flight lessons, various cross-country jaunts, international travel, food and lodging, rental cars, incidentals, alcohol, cocaine and gambling for some, and even the occasional lap dance!
The 9/11 Commission was, however, unable to determine exactly where these funds came from, but it was determined that Al Qaeda was the primary funding source for the highjackers. It was believed by the commission, that Al Qaeda used a secretive, shadowy, ancient system of money transfer used by Muslims called hawala. The 9/11 Commission also noted that they could not trace the money to any one foreign nation or any domestic source. [Zelikow, 9/11 Commission Report, p. 171]
DEBKAfile hypothesized that somehow US defenses must have been “muffled” and “disarmed from the inside.” It was further suggested that Osama bin Laden or Al Qaeda members were somehow able to infiltrate various US intelligence and military establishments.
Unfortunately, for the DEBKAfile conspiracy theorists, the 9/11 Commission’s official government account makes no mention of the infiltration of any intelligence or defense establishments by bin Laden or any of his associates. The 9/11 Commission does state that Richard Clarke of the National Security Council, mentioned the possibility of sleeper cells having existed in the US, but no evidence was ever presented to support that claim. [Zelikow, 9/11 Commission Report, p. 263]
DEBKAfile’s initial analysis supports 9/11 Truth
As previously stated, even though DEBKAfile’s claims and early analysis of the events of 9/11 essentially support the US government and mainstream media’s “Arab conspiracy theory,” in many ways they align with modern day alternative accounts of 9/11 and the subsequent aftermath.
For instance, DEBKAfile reported on the possibility that the alleged 19 highjackers received some assistance by airport personnel at Boston’s Logan International Airport in order to board Flight 11, and that “hundred of suspected accomplices were to be detained for interrogation.”This substantiates the claim made on many alternative websites which conclude that the Israeli security firm ICTS International and its subsidiary, Huntleigh USA, was responsible for allowing the alleged terrorists to board Flight 11.
ICTS is currently headed by convicted criminal Menachem Atzmon and his business partner Ezra Harel. Former members of the Shin Bet (Israeli equivalent of the FBI) and Tel Aviv’s El Al Airport security established ICTS in 1982. In January 2010, Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported that allegations were being leveled at ICTS for being responsible for allowing the Christmas day “underwear bomber,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board Northwest flight 253 at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
Alternative websites mirror DEBKAfile’s claim that US defenses must have been “muffled” and “disarmed from the inside,” only DEBKAfile asserts that Arab terrorists had infiltrated some sectors, while many 9/11 truth sites alleged that various military drills, like NORAD’s Vigilant Guardian, which occurred at the same time as the attacks, were used as smokescreens.
It has been well documented that the Vigilant Guardian terror drills initially caused some confusion for its participants, who thought the first reports of the hijackings were “part of the exercise.” Vigilant Guardian also happened to have been practicing their responses to a simulated plane hijacking in which terrorists plan to blow up a hijacked airliner over New York City.
And what of DEBKAfile’s claim that “hundreds if not thousands” of participants had to have been involved in the planning and execution of 9/11? A growing number of alternative news sites and 9/11 researchers now conclude that the suspicious activity of several groups of Israelis, as well as a large Israeli spy ring that was uncovered before, during and after 9/11, were connected to the attacks.
In the now infamous FOX News investigative report, “Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.” featuring Carl Cameron, it was reported that at least sixty Israelis were rounded up after 9/11, and there had been as many as 140 other Israelis had been detained or arrested after 9/11. This may or may not include the “five dancing Israelis,” who were the very first suspects to have been arrested in connection to the attacks, or the various other Israelis who were arrested and detained after 9/11.
This appears to correspond with the estimated amount of Arab participants DEBKAfile concluded must have been involved in 9/11. FOX News had also discovered that the spy ring “targeted and penetrated military bases.” The DEA, FBI, dozens of government facilities, and even unlisted private homes of law enforcement and intelligence personnel were allegedly targeted. Again, we are seeing a direct parallel to DEBKAfile’s initial conclusion of the infiltration of “agents inside the US military and intelligence services.”
While Cameron assured his viewers that there was no evidence that Israel was directly involved with the attacks, we were also told”evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It’s classified information.”
It’s easy to see that immediately after the attacks, DEBKAfile attempted to create the fictitious idea that Arab terrorist cells existed all over the United States, and could launch more attacks at any time. Readers must simultaneously accept that DEBKAfile acted as a propaganda mouthpiece for Israeli military and intelligence objectives, and at the same time, respect DEBKAfile’s analysis on how the terror attacks must have been carried out.
The irony is that most of DEBKAfile’s initial claims on how 9/11 was carried out can be used as evidence to support credible, alternative theories, and even more ironic that the evidence along with DEBKAfile’s initial analysis suggests that 9/11 was an Israeli military and intelligence black operation.
A tribute to Jews who spoke out (blog removed from Blogger without author’s permission)
“Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It’s classified information.”
Listen to the three-part mp3 audio series of the evidence that points to Zionist Jews as the conspirators behind the 9/11 Terror Bombing.
You can download the mp3 audio version of this four-part series on Israeli espionage in the US before and during September 11, 2001 by clicking here.
About 900 New York City Jews participated in a twenty-four hour protest outside the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency offices on 3rd Ave. between 40 and 41st St. in Manhattan, calling for justice for the Palestinian people and an end to the occupation of Palestine.
The demonstrators came in waves throughout the day, with some braving the cold and sticking it out overnight. The action was the latest in a series of Jewish protests speaking out for peace in Israel/Palestine and against the continuing blockade of the Gaza Strip. In a recent action on February 11, Jews Against the Occupation dropped banners that read “Free Palestine” in 5 different locations.
“The most recent crimes of the Israeli government against Palestinians in Gaza has compelled me for the first time in my entire life to speak out as a Jew,” said Nina Felshin, an anti-war activist who has been involved with the movement to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Felshin added that she was “opposed to nations that feel better than other people,” and that Israel was not “speaking for all Jews.”
The World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency were targeted for its unwavering support of the Israeli government’s actions and policies.
“As a child of Holocaust survivors and as a Jew I reject the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency’s defense of Israel’s barbaric conduct in Gaza,” said Jane Hirschmann, one of the protesters who helped organize the action, in prepared testimony. The recent 22-day long assault on Gaza killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and wounded at least 5,000. 10 Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians were killed in the same time period. Israel has continued to maintain a suffocating blockade on the Gaza Strip.
Throughout the day, as the demonstrators held up signs that read, “Jews Say No to the Siege of Gaza,” and “Jews Say Justice for the Palestinian People,” protesters enacted what a day in the life of a child living in Gaza is like.
The protest was organized by a newly formed group of Jewish peace activists called “Jews Say No.”
The election of a “right-wing government [in Israel] will expose what has happened at the core of Israeli society,” said Gayle Kirshenbaum, who said she came to the protest because as a mother of a seven-year-old, she “found it intolerable to watch the Israeli Army bomb Gaza’s children.”
The recent elections in Israel saw the Kadima Party, headed by Tzipi Livni, barely edge out Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, but the makeup of the next governing coalition remains unclear. Both Netanyahu and Livni wholeheartedly supported the invasion of Gaza. The extreme right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party, or “Israel Is Our Home” party, came in third place. Their candidate, Avigdor Lieberman, has proposed that all Israeli citizens take a “loyalty test,” and in 2006, he called for executing any Arab members of the Knesset who met with the democratically elected Hamas government.
Police presence throughout the day remained low.
Solidarity statements from activists in Israel and Palestine were read throughout the day. One statement by Nabila Espanioly, the director of the Al-Tufula Center for Women and Children in Nazareth, read, “As a Palestinian citizen of Israel I join you in your demand: not in my name, not with my tax money. After the election in Israel, I believe today it is more important than ever to sound your voice.”
“The unwillingness of Israel to adhere to international law is disturbing,” said Alan Levine, a civil rights lawyer. “International law doesn’t excuse Israel or any other country.”
Americans aren’t known for their support for many things outside of their country, but their support, and especially American politicians’ support for Israel is legendary. The Israeli press and Zionist organizations like to regularly concoct polls that show this overwhelming American support and rub it in the faces of the rest of the world. But for all of this alleged support of Israel, the mainstream tv outlets and all the talking heads in America, both Republicans and Democrats alike neglected to even mention the Israeli elections.
Some background on how the election works in Israel: after the results of the election are formally published in a week’s time, President Shimon Peres will consult the leaders of all parties and will choose one to form a coalition. Whoever is chosen will have 42 days to form a coalition. In the past, the president has always turned to the leader of the largest party, though the law does allow him to turn to others if they are more likely to form a majority. Click here to watch Israel Broadcasting Authority coverage of Netanyahu and Livni both claiming victory after a close election.
With the all of the recent US media coverage of the slaughter of over 1300 Palestinians during Operation: Cast Lead, you would think that the mainstream media would have been more than keen to cover such an important election of its best ally. There was no American media coverage at the deadlocked election results. There was no media grandstanding even as Israel could have elected it’s first female prime minister. The return of the US educated, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to generate even the slightest bit of coverage, even though he will most likely emerge as prime minister of Israel. as
The American media didn’t even feel necessary to cover the it’s favorite topic: racism. By covering the anti-Arab Avigdor Lieberman and the rise of his ultra-nationalist party, Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Is Our Home) Americans could have been given some insight as to how a country that supposedly shares our values promote a leader that is openly racist. Lieberman, a former nightclub bouncer and Russian immigrant regularly and openly threatens Arab leaders , and once proposed that Israel “should fight Hamas just like the United States did with the Japanese in World War II,” which I’m assuming means to genocide the Palestinians.
In the beginning of the 2008 US election season, the entire world follwed the US elections and Israel was no different. Haaretz.com’s panel, the Israel Factor, tracked the progression of the politicians’ campaigns, not for how the would benefit the US or the rest of the world, but how good or bad the politicians would be for Israel if elected. Not what would be good for America, but good for Israel.
Surprisingly, before his AIPAC speech and before prominent Jews threw their support behind him, President Obama ranked the lowest out of all frontrunning candidates in the Israel Factor panel. Rudy Giuliani, who ran the most disastrous campaign of all presidential candidates, ranked at the top of who would be most beneficial to Israeli interests.
But the question that Americans should be asking themselves is “why is the US so apathetic when it comes to the knowledge of the relationship between the US and Israel? Why would Israel hold such a large stake in the outcome of the election of the President of the United States when the average American doesn’t seem to care about the Israeli elections or the dangerous manner in which the Israeli government is conneted to the American government?
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, January 19, 2009
Israel’s global reputation for being the new Nazis was already firmly established, but the ceaseless and indiscriminate bombing of Gaza, labeled a war crime by international observers, has hardened opinion against the country and this has manifested itself nowhere more than the world wide web.
Israel’s response will be to flood the Internet with PR agents who will attempt to create a phony consensus that the ZIonist state’s barbarian actions are justifiable.
According to a report in Haaretz, the Immigrant Absorption Ministry is setting up “an army of bloggers” who will “represent” Israel on “anti-Zionist blogs” in English, French, Spanish and German.
The ministry’s director-general Erez Halfon told Haaretz that over a million people who speak a second language are being targeted in a recruiting drive that will then direct the volunteers to web sites deemed “problematic.” Presumably their mission would be to troll comment boards and forums with pro-Zionist arguments, a public relations stunt that we have seen employed by other entities such as Monsanto and more recently Centcom and the U.S. Air Force.
Such ongoing efforts to infiltrate the Internet and propagandize for the war on terror are well documented.
CENTCOM has programs underway to infiltrate blogs and message boards to ensure people, “have the opportunity to read positive stories,”presumably about how Iraq is a wonderful liberated democracy and the war on terror really is about protecting Americans from Al-CIAda.
In May 2008, it was revealed that the Pentagon was expanding “Information Operations” on the Internet with purposefully set up foreign news websites, designed to look like independent media sources but in reality carrying direct military propaganda.
More recently the New York Times published an expose on privately hired operatives who have been appearing on all major US news networks promoting the interests and operations of the Pentagon and generating favorable news coverage of the Bush administration while posing as independent military analysts.
This operation was formally announced In 2006 when the Pentagon set up a unit to “better promote its message across 24-hour rolling news outlets, and particularly on the internet”.
Again, the Pentagon said the move would boost its ability to counter “inaccurate” news stories and exploit new media.
Just over a week ago, the US Air Force announced a “counter-blog” response plan aimed at fielding and reacting to material from bloggers who have “negative opinions about the US government and the Air Force.”
The plan, created by the public affairs arm of the Air Force, includes a detailed twelve-point “counter blogging” flow-chart that dictates how officers should tackle what are described as “trolls,” “ragers,” and “misguided” online writers.