Wednesday, December 3, 2008

10 false flags operations that shaped our world
 From Nero to 9/11, via Pearl Harbour and the Gulf of Tonkin incident... Joe Crubaugh provides an "all time greatest hits" of false flag operations, whereby one scenario is repeated... as the world keeps falling for the same lie.

The most commonly known false flag operations consist of a government agency staging a terror attack, whereby an uninvolved entity gets blamed for the carnage. As at least two millennia have proven, false flag operations, with healthy doses of propaganda and ignorance, provided a great recipe for endless war.

In "War is a Racket", Two-time Medal of Honor recipient Major General Smedley Butler wrote: "I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested."
You may not have heard of these operations, but perhaps you have heard of these?

1. Nero, Christians, and the Great Fire of Rome
NeroRome, the night of July 19, 64 AD. The Great Fire burst through the rooftops of shops near the mass entertainment and chariot racing venue called Circus Maximus. The flames, whipped by a strong wind, rapidly engulfed densely populated areas of the city. After burning uncontrolled for five days, four of the 14 Roman districts were burned to the ground, and seven more were severely damaged.

It was no secret that Nero wanted to build a series of palaces which he planned to name "Neropolis". But, the planned location was in the city and in order to build Neropolis, a third of Rome would have to be torn down. The Senate rejected the idea. Then, coincidentally, the fire cleared the very real estate Neropolis required.

Despite the obvious benefit, there's still a good probability that Nero did not start the fire. Up to a hundred small fires regularly broke out in Rome each day. On top of that, the fire destroyed Nero's own palace and it appears that Nero did everything he could to stop the fire. Accounts of the day say that when Nero heard about the fire, he rushed back from Antium to organize a relief effort, using his own money. He opened his palaces to let in the homeless and had food supplies delivered to the survivors.

Nero also devised a new urban development plan that would make Rome less vulnerable to fire. But, although he put in place rules to insure a safer reconstruction, he also gave himself a huge tract of city property with the intention of building his new palace there.

People knew of Nero's plans for Neropolis, and all his efforts to help the city could not counteract the rampant rumours that he'd help start the fire. As his poll numbers dropped, Nero's administration realised the need to employ False Flag 101: When something - anything - bad happens to you, even if it's accidental, point the finger at your enemy.

Luckily, there was a new cult of religious nuts at hand. The cult was unpopular because its followers refused to worship the emperor, denounced possessions, held secret meetings and they were always talking about the destruction of Rome and the end of the world. Even more luckily for Nero, two of the cult's biggest leaders, Peter and Paul, were currently in town. Nero spread word that the Christians had started the Great Fire. The citizens of Rome bought his lie hook, line and sinker. Peter was crucified and Paul beheaded. Hundreds of others in the young cult were fed to the lions or smeared with tar and set on fire to become human street lamps.

2. Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain
Remember the MaineThe Spanish Empire was the first truly global empire, reaching its territorial height in the late 1700s. By 1898, Spain was losing territories regularly. Cuba too was becoming increasingly hard to control and a minor revolution had broken out. This wasn't welcome news to people in the United States who owned Cuban sugar, tobacco and iron industry properties valued at over $50 million (worth ca. $1.2 billion today).

The main stream media, then dominated by newspaper magnates Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, exaggerated - and outright fabricated - stories of horrible conditions under Spanish rule. Following the age-old maxim, "If it bleeds, it leads", the newspapers published stories about Spanish death camps, Spanish cannibalism and inhumane torture. The newspapers sent reporters to Cuba. However, when they got there, they found a different story. Artist and correspondent Frederick Remington wrote back to Hearst: "There is no war. Request to be recalled." Hearst's famous reply: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war." And he did. His newspaper, continually screaming how Spanish Cuba was going to hell in a hand basket, convinced big business interests in the US to put pressure on anti-war President William McKinley to protect their Cuban investments. McKinley, in response, sent the USS Maine battleship to Havana Harbour as a calming show of force.

Three weeks after arriving, on the night of February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded, killing 266 men. There are two theories for the explosion: some believe the explosion was caused by an external mine that detonated the ship's ammunition magazines. Others say it was caused by a spontaneous coal bunker fire that reached the ammunition magazines. Currently, the evidence seems to favour the external mine theory.
Without waiting on an investigation, America's mainstream media blamed the tragedy on Spain and beat the drums for war. By April, McKinley yielded to public pressure and signed a congressional resolution declaring war on Spain. To help pay for the Spanish-American War, congress enacted a "temporary" tax of 3 percent on long-distance telephone bills. This was essentially a tax on the rich, as only about 1,300 Americans owned phones in 1898. Although the Spanish-American War ended in 1898, the temporary tax was only abolished in... 2005. Over its lifetime, the 107-year-old tax generated almost $94 billion - more than 230 times the cost of the Spanish-American War.

The Spanish-American War put a large nail in the coffin of Spain's global empire. And by the end of 1898, the United States, which was founded in opposition to imperialism, found itself in control not only of Cuba, but of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Hawaiian Islands as well.

3. The Manchurian Incident
Manchurian incidentThe economic slump following 1929's thorough and convincing near-obliteration of Wall Street hit Japan especially hard: exports fell, unemployment rose. Japan, not being rich in natural resources, needed oil and coal to make power to run machines to produce goods to sell to other countries to make money to buy food to have enough energy. Manchuria, a province of China, had its fair share of oil and coal.

After Japan decided it needed to invade Manchuria, they needed a pretext to justify the invasion. They chose to create a false flag attack on a railway close to Liutiao Lake... a big flat area that had no military value to either the Japanese or the Chinese. The main reason the spot was chosen was for its proximity (about 800 meters distant) to Chinese troops stationed at Beidaying. The Japanese press labelled the no-name site of the blast Liutiaogou, which was Japanese for "Liutiao Bridge." There was no bridge there, but the name helped convince some that the sabotage was a strategic Chinese attack.

Colonel Itagaki Seishiro and Lieutenant Colonel Kanji Ishiwara ordered officers of the Shimamoto Regiment to place a bomb beneath the tracks. The original bomb failed to detonate and a replacement had to be found. Then, at 10.20pm, September 18, 1931, the tracks were blown. Surprisingly, the explosion was minor. Only one side of the rail was damaged, and the damage was so light that a train headed for Shenyang passed by only a few minutes later. But it was a good enough excuse to invade...

The Japanese immediately charged the Chinese soldiers with the destruction, then invaded Manchuria. A puppet government known as Manchukuo was installed. The League of Nations investigated and in a 1932 report denied that the invasion was an act of defence, as Japan had advertised. But rather than vacate Manchuria, Japan decided to vacate the League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.

4. Secrets of the Reichstag Fire
Adolf HitlerIn 1933, just a week before general elections that might place enough Nazis in office to make Hitler defacto dictator, the Reichstag, which housed the parliament of the German Empire, was set on fire. Adolf Hitler assured everyone that communist terrorists started the fire. Hitler's party member Hermann Göring stated that he had secret evidence that would soon be made public; evidence that proved communists did it. These proclamations came on top of weeks of Nazi-organized street violence designed to whip the public into a pathological fear of communists.

The next day, the Nazis convinced a senile President von Hindenburg to sign the Reichstag Decree. The decree, using defence against terrorism as an excuse, suspended just about every major civil liberty set forth in the Weimar Constitution: habeus corpus (the right to know why you're being put in jail)? Gone. Freedom of opinion? Gone. Freedom of the press? Not any more. Freedom to organise and assemble? Deported. The Reichstag decree even allowed the government to spy on its own citizens' personal mail and telephone conversations without a warrant... something most Americans today could hardly begin to fathom... a precursor to President George W. Bush secret order in 2002 ordering the National Security Agency to do just exactly the same thing.

So what about the fire? The only thing historians seem to agree on is that Marinus van der Lubbe, a former Dutch Communist and mentally disturbed arsonist hungry for fame, was found inside the building. Despite the Nazi attempt to blame the fire on a group of communists, the communists were later acquitted by the Nazi government itself. After years of extensive investigation, most historians believe the Hitlerites themselves set fire to the Reichstag using van der Lubbe as their patsy: they knew a nut was going to try to burn down the building and not only did they let him do it, but they may have befriended him, encouraged him and even helped the blaze spread by scattering gasoline and incendiaries.

Most Germans, feeling safe from terrorism again, didn't mind that their freedom and liberty had been stolen, or that so much of their life and work had become so strictly controlled. On the contrary, they felt very enthusiastic and patriotic about the new government because they ignorantly believed the new government cared about them. And as long as the average citizen worked hard, kept his mouth shut and let his kids take part in the Hitler Youth organization, he stayed out of the detention camps.

5. The Fake Invasion at Gleiwitz
NaujocksIn the late evening of Thursday, August 31, 1939, German covert operatives pretending to be Polish terrorists seized the Gleiwitz radio station in the German/Poland border region of Silesia. The station's music program came to an abrupt halt, followed by frantic German voices announcing that Polish formations were marching toward town. Germany was being invaded by Poland! Then, like a bad imitation of the previous year's infamous War of the Worlds broadcast, the transmission went dead for a moment of dramatic silence. Soon, the airwaves popped and crackled to life again, and this time Polish voices called for all Poles in the broadcast area to take up arms and attack Germany.

In no time, radio stations across greater Europe picked up the story. The BBC broadcast this statement: "There have been reports of an attack on a radio station in Gleiwitz, which is just across the Polish border in Silesia. The German News Agency reports that the attack came at about 8.00pm this evening when the Poles forced their way into the studio and began broadcasting a statement in Polish. Within quarter of an hour, says reports, the Poles were overpowered by German police, who opened fire on them. Several of the Poles were reported killed, but the numbers are not yet known." And thus, Hitler invented an excuse to invade Poland, which he did the next day: September 1, 1939. World War II began.

What really happened? Alfred Helmut Naujocks received the orders from Heinrich Müller, chief of the Gestapo, to put the staged terrorist attack together at the Gleiwitz station. At Naujock's disposal were what the Germans had codenamed "canned goods," which were dissenters and criminals kept alive in detention camps until the Gestapo needed a warm dead body. To add cogency to the Gleiwitz attack, Naujocks brought along one such canned good: Franciszek Honiok. Honiok, a German from the Silesian region, was a known Polish sympathizer. Before arriving at the station, the Gestapo gave him a lethal injection. Then, they dressed him up like a Polish terrorist and brought him to the front of the radio station. Naujocks later testified that the man was unconscious, but not dead yet, when he was shot full of pistol rounds. When the police and press found Honiok's body, they assumed he'd been one of the fictional Polish terrorists that attacked the station.

In all, there were 21 fake terror actions along the border that same night, many of them using "canned goods" from German prisons so there would be plenty of bodies in the morning: evidence of Polish attackers that had been shot in self defence. The next day, after a long night filled with fake terror, Hitler gave a speech to the German Army, complete with synthetic anger: "The Polish State has refused the peaceful settlement of relations which I desired, and has appealed to arms. Germans in Poland are persecuted with bloody terror and driven from their houses. A series of violations of the frontier, intolerable to a great Power, prove that Poland is no longer willing to respect the frontier of the Reich. In order to put an end to this lunacy, I have no other choice than to meet force with force from now on. The German Army will fight the battle for the honour and the vital rights of reborn Germany with hard determination. I expect that every soldier, mindful of the great traditions of eternal German soldiery, will ever remain conscious that he is a representative of the National-Socialist Greater Germany. Long live our people and our Reich!"

Had it not been for the Nuremberg trials in 1945, the real story behind the Gleiwitz attack might never have been uncovered. It was there that the operation's leader, Alfred Naujocks, spilled the beans in a written affidavit.

6. The Myth of Pearl Harbour
Pearl Harbour posterOn Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor that decimated the US Pacific Fleet and forced the United States to enter WWII. That's what most of us were taught as school children... But, except for the date, everything you just read is a myth. In reality, there was no sneak attack. The Pacific Fleet was far from destroyed. And, furthermore, the United States took great pains to bring about the assault.

On January 27, 1941, Joseph C. Grew, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, wired Washington that he'd learned of the surprise attack Japan was preparing for Pearl Harbour. On September 24, a dispatch from Japanese naval intelligence to Japan's consul general in Honolulu was deciphered. The transmission was a request for a grid of exact locations of ships in Pearl Harbour. Surprisingly, Washington chose not to share this information with the officers at Pearl Harbour. Then, on November 26, the main body of the Japanese strike force (consisting of six aircraft carriers, two battleships, three cruisers, nine destroyers, eight tankers, 23 fleet submarines, and five midget submarines) departed Japan for Hawaii.
Despite the myth that the strike force maintained strict radio silence, US Naval intelligence intercepted and translated many dispatches. And, there was no shortage of dispatches: Tokyo sent over 1000 transmissions to the attack fleet before it reached Hawaii. Some of these dispatches, in particular this message from Admiral Yamamoto, left no doubt that Pearl Harbour was the target of a Japanese attack: "The task force, keeping its movement strictly secret and maintaining close guard against submarines and aircraft, shall advance into Hawaiian waters, and upon the very opening of hostilities shall attack the main force of the United States fleet and deal it a mortal blow. The first air raid is planned for the dawn of x-day. Exact date to be given by later order."

Even on the night before the attack, US intelligence decoded a message pointing to Sunday morning as a deadline for some kind of Japanese action. The message was delivered to the Washington high command more than four hours before the attack on Pearl Harbour. But, as many messages before, it was withheld from the Pearl Harbour commanders.Although many ships were damaged at Pearl Harbour, they were all old and slow. The main targets of the Japanese attack fleet were the Pacific Fleet's aircraft carriers, but Roosevelt made sure these were safe from the attack: in November, at about the same time as the Japanese attack fleet left Japan, Roosevelt sent the Lexington and Enterprise out to sea. Meanwhile, the Saratoga was in San Diego.

Why did Pearl Harbour happen? Roosevelt wanted a piece of the war pie. Having failed to bait Hitler by giving $50.1 billion in war supplies to Britain, the Soviet Union, France and China as part of the Lend Lease program, Roosevelt switched focus to Japan. Because Japan had signed a mutual defence pact with Germany and Italy, Roosevelt knew war with Japan was a legitimate back door to joining the war in Europe. On October 7, 1940, one of Roosevelt's military advisors, Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum, wrote a memo detailing an 8-step plan that would provoke Japan into attacking the United States. Over the next year, Roosevelt implemented all eight of the recommended actions. In the summer of 1941, the US joined England in an oil embargo against Japan. Japan needed oil for its war with China, and had no remaining option but to invade the East Indies and Southeast Asia to get new resources. And that required getting rid of the US Pacific Fleet first.

Although Roosevelt may have got more than he bargained for, he clearly let the attack on Pearl Harbour happen, and even helped Japan by making sure their attack was a surprise. He did this by withholding information from Pearl Harbour's commanders and even by ensuring the attack force wasn't accidentally discovered by commercial shipping traffic. As Rear Admiral Richmond K. Turner stated in 1941: "We were prepared to divert traffic when we believed war was imminent. We sent the traffic down via the Torres Strait, so that the track of the Japanese task force would be clear of any traffic."

7. Israeli Terrorist Cell Uncovered in Egypt
President NasserIn July, 1954, an Israeli terrorist cell was activated inside Egypt. The ensuing attacks, cleverly designed to look like the work of Arabs, blasted and torched American and British targets. First, the Israeli terrorists firebombed the Alexandria Post Office. Then, they firebombed the US Information Agency libraries: one in Alexandria, and one in Cairo. Then, they firebombed a British-owned Metro-Goldwyn Mayer theatre, a railway terminal, the central post office, and a couple more theatres...

To smuggle their bombs inside the buildings, the terrorists used devices shaped like books, hiding them inside book covers. Once inside, bags filled with acid were placed on top of the nitroglycerin bombs. After several hours, the acid ate through the bags and ignited the nitroglycerin, causing explosions and blazing infernos.
In the early 1950s, the United States was making fast friends with Egypt, taking advantage of the new pan-Arab Egyptian government of Gamal Abdel Nasser. The warming relationship between the US and Egypt caused a very insecure Israel to feel threatened. Nassar also had plans to nationalize the Suez Canal, which had been controlled by the British for decades. Egypt had been known to blockade Israeli shipping through the canal and Israel feared Nassar would make a blockade permanent.

After US President Eisenhower began encouraging the British to leave the Suez Canal Zone, Israel started looking for a way to make the British stay, and a way to remain best buddies with America. And what better way to treat your best friend than to stab them in the back and tell them one of your other friends did it?
David Ben Gurion, Israel's founding prime minister, thought that Egyptian terrorist attacks against Americans would be a perfect way to cool the growing US/Egypt relationship. Since there were no Egyptians planning attacks against Americans, Ben Gurion's protégés did the next best thing: they recruited Israeli agents to pretend to be Egyptian terrorists.

The top-secret Israeli terrorist cell, Unit 131, had existed since 1948. In 1950, Israel's Directorate of Military Intelligence Aman was created and Israel sent an undercover agent, Colonel Avraham Dar (alias: John Darling, British citizen of the island of Gibraltar), to recruit more members to Unit 131. He also trained them in how to build bombs and terrify Americans and British civilians working and living in Egypt.
Before the terrorist cell was activated, another Israeli agent named Avraham (Avraham Seidenberg) was sent to take control from Avraham Dar. Seidenberg first went to Germany to establish an alias: he assumed the identy of Paul Frank, a former SS officer, complete with underground Nazi connections. By 1954, his new identity was in place and he went to Egypt to take command of Unit 131. Everything was going well for the Israeli terrorists it seemed. But, there was one thing the members of Unit 131 didn't know: their terrorist sleeper cell had itself been infiltrated by the Egyptian intelligence service. The new Unit 131 leader, Seidenberg, had betrayed them to the Egyptians. So, when Unit 131 member Philip Nathanson made his way to bomb the British-owned Rio theatre in Alexandria, not only was he being followed, the Egyptian intelligence service had a fire engine waiting to put out the flames. As Nathanson stood in the ticket line, his bad luck turned worse when one of the bombs in his pocket ignited and then exploded. Nathanson was burned but not killed. As nearby pedestrians shouted warnings and wondered if he was a suicide bomber, Egyptian policemen stepped in, calmed the crowd, and identified Nathanson as one of the terrorists who had been blowing up American and British buildings.

Nathanson was interrogated by Egypt's military intelligence and confessed the whole plot, which led to more arrests. When the Israeli spies were given a public trail, all the details of their terrorist training in Israel came to light.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ben Gurion and Israel's Aman chief, Binyamin Gibli, tried to frame their own Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon. They even offered forged documents as proof. The frame-up worked for a while, so much so that the entire incident is still popularly known as the Lavon Affair. Lavon resigned and Ben Gurion came out of political retirement to replace him as Israel's Defense Minister. However, the truth did finally emerge. In 1960, a review of the inquiry discovered the fake documents, as well as perjury by Seidenberg. A committee of seven Cabinet members cleared Lavon. Although Ben Gurion never admitted fault, he did resign his post as Defense Minister.

8. Operation Northwoods
Robert & John KennedyIn 1962, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously proposed state-sponsored acts of terrorism on American soil, against American citizens. The head of every branch of the US armed forces gave written approval to sink US ships, shoot down hijacked American planes, and gun down and bomb civilians on the streets of Washington, D.C., and Miami. The idea was to blame the self-inflicted terrorism on Cuba's leader, Fidel Castro, so the American public would beg and scream for the Marines to storm Havana.

The public learned about Operation Northwoods 35 years later, when the Top Secret document was declassified by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board. Among other things, Operation Northwoods proposed:

- Faking the crash of an American passenger plane. The disaster was to be accomplished by faking a commercial flight from the US to Jamaica, and having the plane boarded at a public airport by CIA agents disguised as college students going on vacation. An empty remote-controlled plane would follow the commercial flight as it left Florida. The commercial flight's pilots would radio for help, mention that they had been attacked by a Cuban fighter, then land in secret at Eglin AFB. The empty remote-controlled plane would then be blown out of the sky and the public would be told all the poor college students aboard were killed.

- Using a possible NASA disaster (astronaut John Glenn's death) as a pretext to launch the war. The plan called for "manufacturing various pieces of evidence which would prove electronic interference on the part of the Cubans" if something went wrong with NASA's third manned space launch.

- Blowing up buildings in Washington and Miami. Cuban agents (undercover CIA agents) would be arrested, and they would confess to the bombings. In addition, false documents proving Castro's involvement in the attacks would be "found" and given to the press.

- Attacking an American military base in Guantanamo with CIA recruits posing as Cuban mercenaries. This involved blowing up the ammunition depot and would obviously result in material damages and many dead American troops. As a last resort, the plan even mentioned bribing one of Castro's commanders to initiate the Guantanamo attack. That deserves repeating: the Pentagon considered using our tax dollars to bribe another country's military to attack our own troops in order to instigate a full-scale war.
Operation Northwoods was only one of several plans under the umbrella of Operation Mongoose. Shortly after the Joint Chiefs signed and presented the plan in March, 1962, President Kennedy, still smarting from the Bay of Pigs fiasco, declared that he would never authorize a military invasion of Cuba. In September, Kennedy denied the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Lyman Lemnitzer, a second term as the nation's highest ranking military officer. And by the winter of 1963, Kennedy was dead... killed, apparently, by a Cuban sympathiser in the streets of an American city.

9. Phantoms in the Gulf of Tonkin
Lyndon B. JohnsonOn August 2, 1964, three North Vietnamese torpedo boats attacked a US destroyer, the USS Maddox. The boats reportedly fired torpedoes at the US ship in international waters in the Gulf of Tonkin, about thirty miles off the Vietnam coast. On August 4, the US Navy reported another unprovoked attack on the USS Maddox and the USS Turner Joy.

Within hours, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a retaliatory strike. As the bases for North Vietnamese torpedo boats were bombed, Johnson went on TV and told America: "Repeated acts of violence against the armed forces of the United States must be met not only with alert defense, but with a positive reply. That reply is being given as I speak tonight." The next day, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara assured Capital Hill that the Maddox had only been "carrying out a routine mission of the type we carry out all over the world at all times." McNamara said the two boats were in no way involved with recent South Vietnamese boat raids against North Vietnamese targets.

At Johnson's request, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. The resolution pre-approved any military actions Johnson would take. It gave Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam as large as the President wanted. And, true to his large Texas roots, Johnson got a big war: by 1969, over half a million US troops were fighting in Indochina. Despite McNamara's testimony to the contrary, the USS Maddox had been providing intelligence support to South Vietnamese boats carrying out raids against North Vietnam. McNamara had also testified that there was "unequivocable proof" of an "unprovoked" second attack against the USS Maddox. In fact, the second attack never occurred at all.

At the time of the second incident, the two US destroyers misinterpreted radar and radio signals as attacks by the North Vietnamese navy. It's now known that no North Vietnamese boats were in the area. So, for two hours, the two US destroyers blasted away at nonexistent radar targets and vigorously maneuvered to avoid phantom North Vietnamese ships. Even though the second "attack" only involved two US ships defending themselves against a nonexistent enemy, the President and Secretary of Defense used it to coerce Congress and the American people to start a war they neither wanted nor needed.

After the Vietnam War turned into a quagmire, Congress decided to put limits on the President's authority to unilaterally wage war. Thus, on November 7, 1973, Congress overturned President Nixon's veto and passed the War Powers Resolution. The resolution requires the President to consult with Congress before making any decisions that engage the US military in hostilities. It is still in effect to this day.

10. The September 11, 2001 Attacks
9/11Like many buildings built in the 1970s, the twin towers were constructed with vast quantities of cancer-causing asbestos. The cost of removing the Twin Tower asbestos? A year's worth of revenues at a minimum; possibly as much as the value of the buildings themselves. The cost to disassemble the Twin Towers floor by floor would have run into the double-digit billions. In addition, the Port Authority was prohibited from demolishing the towers because the resulting asbestos dust would cover the entire city, which it did when they collapsed, resulting in many cancers with a confirmed link to the WTC dust.

Despite its questionable status, in January of 2001, Larry Silverstein made a $3.2 billion bid for the World Trade Center. On July 24, the Port Authority accepted the offer. Silverstein then took out an insurance policy that, understandably, covered terrorist attacks, which happened seven weeks later. To date, Silverstein has been awarded almost $5 billion from nine different insurance companies. What was an asbestos nightmare turned into a $1.8 billion profit within seven weeks.

Donald Rumsfeld said about the Pentagon on the morning of September 10, 2001: "According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions." That bombshell was pretty much forgotten by the next morning. So, as a reward for losing $8,000 for every man, woman, and child in America, taxpayers patriotically forked over another $370 billion and counting to invade Iraq. True to form, the Pentagon promptly lost $9 billion of that money, too.

Eight days after the attacks, the 342-page Patriot Act was given to Congress. That same week, letters armed with anthrax from a US military lab entered the mail. Subsequently, while Congressional offices were evacuated, examined, cleaned and nasal cavities swabbed, the Patriot Act remained largely unread. Then, with little debate, the Patriot Act became law, giving the Bush administration unprecedented power to access people's medical records, tax records, information about the books they bought or borrowed and the power to conduct secret residential searches without notifying owners that their homes had been searched.
In early 2001, executives from Shell, BP, and Exxon met with Dick Cheney's Energy Task Force while it was developing its new national energy policy. Later, the companies freely admitted interest in profiting from Iraq's oil fields, even before the US invaded Iraq. And now? A new Iraq hydrocarbon law expected to pass in March 2007 will open the door for international investors, led by BP, Exxon and Shell, to siphon off 75 percent of Iraq oil wealth for the next thirty years.

According to statements by Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, a Bronze Star recipient with 22 years of experience in intelligence operations, a classified intelligence program codenamed Able Danger had uncovered two of the three 9/11 terrorist cells a year before the attacks and had identified four of the hijackers. Shaffer alerted the FBI in September of 2000, but the meetings he tried to set up with bureau officials were repeatedly blocked by military lawyers. Four credible witnesses have come forward to verify Shaffer's claims.

In August 2001, a Pan Am International Flight Academy instructor warned the FBI that a student (Zacarias Moussaoui) might use a commercial plane loaded with fuel as a weapon. The instructor asked "Do you realize that a 747 loaded with fuel can be used as a bomb?" Moussaoui was then arrested on immigration charges, but despite the repeated urging of the school and local agents, FBI headquarters refused a deeper investigation. The US also received dozens of detailed warnings (names, locations, dates) from the intelligence agencies of Indonesia, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Jordan, India, Argentina, Morocco, Russia, Israel, France and even the Taliban. It would seem that the entire world was onto the bungling Saudi hijackers and somewhat perplexed that the US wasn't taking preventative actions. But in each case the US, as if by design, chose not to investigate. Instead. Condoleezza Rice, on May 16, 2002, stated: "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon."

We also know that on the morning of 9/11, multiple Air Force war games and drills were in progress. The hijackers would have never made it to their targets without these war games: Operation Northern Vigilance ensured that many jet fighters that would have normally been patrolling the east coast were flying over Alaska and northern Canada in a drill that simulated a Russian air attack, complete with false radar blips.

Remarkably, operation Vigilant Guardian simulated hijacked planes in the north eastern sector, while real hijackers were in the same airspace. This drill had NORAD and the Air Force reacting to false blips on FAA radar screens. Some of these blips corresponded to real military aircraft in the air posing as hijacked aircraft. That's why when NORAD's airborne control officer, Lt. Col. Dawne Deskins, heard Boston claim it had a hijacked airliner, her first words were, "It must be part of the exercise."

Changing colours
If you follow the money, you can see that the people with the most to gain occupied the key military and civilian positions to help 9/11 happen, as well as to cover up the crime. Such is the hallmark of false flag operations throughout history. But the incredible scale of the 9/11 sham, and the sheer number of people who still refuse to see the mountain of truth in front of their eyes...that's what makes the September 11, 2001 attacks the greatest false flag operation of all time.

Hermann Göring stated: "Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. ...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf, a book still forbidden in some countries (such as France), wrote: "In the size of the lie there is always contained a certain factor of credibility, since the great masses of the people...will more easily fall victim to a great lie than to a small one."

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  3. Nice list, well done. A large one imho is the U.S.S.Liberty incident. Not sure if it fits in a top 10 since it failed to sink or to generate the needed movement and was seen for what it was by a rival superpower that had a ship in the area.

  4. Yes Dave,
    The Liberty was a major false flag and cover up and deserves to be seen as one of the most heinous acts ever in our history.

    I doubt if we'll ever see the true story on the 'History' channel or in any mainstream media outlet.

    A well done and historically correct feature film would probably do well but we know who runs Hollywood.

  5. Don't forget: 3M Velostat is better for blocking alien/government mind control rays than tin or aluminum foil.

  6. Very weak you provided no citations to back your claims so the reader has to research them his or herself, essentially doing YOUR homework. About half the incidents don’t qualify as false flag incidents because they don’t seem to have been carried out by those who tried to exploit them for political advantage, one back fired another was never carried out. Also the 1st nine incidents seem to show it would be near impossible to keep such a thing secret.

    1] Even you acknowledge Nero probably was not responsible for the fire. However according to historian Tacitus, who was a child at the time, he was suspected:

    “Whether it was accidental or caused by a criminal act on the part of the emperor is uncertain - both versions have supporters.” pg 362

    2] It is unclear what cause the Maine to explode, most accounts I’ve seen think it was accidental

    3/5] No one outside Japan or Germany believed those countries had been attacked.

    4] Outside of Germany (and even in it) it was widely believed that the Nazi’s set the fire, even today historians are divided over the respective roles of Van der Lubbe and the Nazis

    6] Much of the info about the “ignored” intelligence of an impending Pearl Harbor attack came out before the end of the war. You misrepresented the McCollum memo he wrote about how the advance Axis was a grave threat to US security and suggested what could be done short of declaring war and near the end wrote:

    “If by these means Japan could be led to commit an overt act of war, so much the better. At all events we must be fully prepared to accept the threat of war.”

    In other words war was seen as a possible outcome of but NOT the objective of the suggested measures.

    Distressingly you equate the US providing aid to its allies as ‘baiting’ Hitler a position with little support outside of neo-Nazi circles.

    7] The “Lavon Affair” was an abject failure that completely backfired

    8] Operation Northwoods was never executed but it became public, even the JCS fretted about being able to keep it secret.

    9] LBJ and his cohorts seem to have exploited the Tonkin incidents rather than engineered them

    10] Your 9/11 info is equally off base.

    Asbestos was only used in part of the Twin Towers I’ve seen no credible support for the theory the city was forcing it to be removed. Since the complex was owned by a bi-state agency neither the city nor the state exercised regularity control over any compliance was voluntary.

    Silverstein actually took a large loss as a result of 9/11 he has had to pay his annual $120 million rent to the Port Authority despite not receiving and rent for the last 7 years and he is unlikely to receive any rent for several more years. He is still contractually obliged to rebuild the complex. That’s what $ 4.6 billion was for but rebuilding costs are expected to exceed that amount. It also turns out that he only wanted to insure the complex for $ 1.5 billion but his financial backers balked.

    I’ve seen no evidence the war games delayed the military’s response time. As had been the case for the last several years 14 fighters were on scramble alert in the “lower 48” on 9/11. Intercepts of over US airspace (as opposed to at sea) were rare before 9/11. It took over an hour to intercept Payne Stewart’s Learjet in 1999, about the same amount of time to intercept a Lear in a similar incident out of Memphis in 1988 and 2 hours to intercept Bo Rein’s plane in 1980.

    Rumsfeld brought up the $ 2.3 trillion in a prepared statement to congress because he was pushing for new data systems he never indicated the money was missing.

  7. He’s the link for the stuff about Silverstein

    As for the asbestos abatement the cost of that seems to have only been around $ 200 million according to “truther” site citing court documents

  8. The Reichstag fire was a false flag operation for sure, but the Nazis had nothing to do with it. You're just repeating tired old Communist propaganda that hasn't a shred of evidence to support it. It was in fact a STALINIST false flag op.

    Also, there was no Gleiwitz false flag op. This crap was made up at Nuremberg for the benefit of the Poles, who really did attack the radio station.

  9. Hey Mr. Anonymous commenter... How about some sources/evidence to back up your claim?

    As for the list, I like it. You could have added some Operation Gladio stuff though.

  10. Kudos, Len, for being a voice of reason in a wilderness of tin foil hats.

  11. It all makes for a grand read but aside from lacking citations and something more than one person's word, there's nothing here to rewrite history or set humanity free.

    Nice try, though.

  12. YOu should have the Racak massacre on the list.
    This was a so-called massacre of Kosovan civilians by the Serbs and triggered off the illegal attack on Yugoslavia by the war criminals Bill Clinton and his administration.
    It has now been demonstrated that Racak was set up by the Americans. Europeans who were involved in the investigation have come clean saying they were pressured by the Americans to lie.
    The 'victims' were actually islamic terrorists who had been killed in a gun battle, dressed up in civilian clothes and posed for effect.

  13. excellent piece.
    to the obviously paid shills (who else would argue ridiculous details while your world is under attack by evil)--stop being so obvious!
    No thinking human being can look at a list such as this and not realize that something is amiss in the myth of "benevolent govt as protector"
    As for sources, go look them up yourselves you lazy ass doubters. and we all realize that you want to discredit sources--that is your only game. And, of course, you will cite your "mainstream sources" that spout lies.
    We are truly living in an orwellian society when the truth is called a lie and lies are pushed as truth.

  14. good job joe, your article is definately a passer onner! thanks for putting it all together !

  15. Another false flag operation was the invasion of Iraq. We are told we had to invade because Saddam possessed "weapons of mass destruction" which he was about to use on America....including nukes. Then we stage our entire army just miles from the border for a month prior to the actual invasion. Now, while the "monkey in chief" was probably that military commander would be THAT dumb as Saddam could take out our "ENTIRE" military with his weapons of mass destruction. Just that fact alone shows beyond a shadow of a doubt.....that we KNEW he had no such weapons before we ever even invaded. Have you seen any comment on this glaring fact before? No of course not as the "sheepie" are to dumbed down for the most part to have a any conception of the every day lies they swallow.

    1. i dont think you understand what a false flag operation is, my friend

  16. In Vietnam I served with one of the radar operators that was on the bridge that night in the Gulf. He was very clear that there was no attack. All of those who were on duty on the bridge that night on the USS Maddox were quickly transfered all over the world (not to CONUS).

  17. Well done. I would like to reiterate what an earlier commentor said. It would be nice to see operation GLADIO in there. For those who would deny, but are not paid shills, (there can't be that many), think about the history that you're sure of. Julius Caesar fell on his sword sixteen times? John Wilkes Booth was a "lone gunman"? Guy Fawkes was acting alone? You know that European settlers gave small pox blankets to the Native Americans. I'll believe that nineteen whore-mongering, drunk, yet somehow "devout" Muslims were better at outwitting the entire military/intelligence apparatus of the United States, than the KGB, when you show me a treaty with indigenous people that the US didn't break.
    BTW which is it? Do you believe that we have the best military the world has ever known or do you believe that any group of random nutjobs can paralyze the US Air Command for hours on end? Which is it Boorah USA or, "Help. Help. We've been threatened by guys with box-cutters, and we can't stop them."
    You're choice.

  18. In his book "Operation Cyanide," Peter Hounam reveals that the plan was to sink the USS Liberty so that America would then respond and attack Egypt with nuclear weapons.

    The "Master" plan would then unleash an all out general nuclear war, leading to the mass extermination of the human race worldwide.

    The really troubling aspect is that this is still the plan.

    We are the Living Dead. They have already pulled the nuclear trigger on us several times over the years. Bush fiend has ordered the nuclear trigger pulled several times since he came into office.

    J. Edgar Hoover was quoted thus: "The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous, that he cannot believe that it exists."

    Its true folks, we have been 'smoked' by our nuclear war fighting elite.

    That is why they have built such an extensive underground shelter system; to hide while they toast us all. Our nuclear war fighting elite are definitely not joking with us.

  19. How can I get one of those jobs writing as a paid shill ??
    Do I have to join the Conspiracy first ?

  20. With regard to the attack on the Maine,the harbormaster's daughter said he was hounded to an early grave by his refusal to budge from the evidence,which he maintained was of an internal explosion.

  21. This ends, when you make it end

    You are slaves, until you win you freedom

  22. George Bush Senior was CIA logistics chief in Texas, present in Dallas on 22 November, 1963. He arranged for the movement of weapons and executors of witnesses, and the arrangement of safe houses in Dallas. He played a large role in the Bay of Pigs invasion. Bush Sr. was rewarded for his role in the assassination and coverup, by being nominated as head of the CIA under Nixon, and then assigned to be President twice, with Reagan playing the hand puppet

  23. You missed out on a WWII biggie... HMS Ark Royal which was scuttled according to the War dept by Germans when in fact it was scuttled by the British government to help unify a wavering British public against the Germans.

    Channel 4 did an expose on this one and questions are still unanswered as to whether it was the Germans that hit Ark Royal or the British using mini subs from Gibraltar.

    Clarification also on Northwoods, I have seen some of that stuff and some of it referred also to a plan of flying a remote controlled airliner into a US national landmark and that also in zones that contained a lot of Cubans in the US would of seen bombings of US instituitions such as schools, libraries, govt offices and military installations.

    I would add London's 7/7 in there as well as it smells just as bad as 9/11 and Blair needed justifcation for bringing in extremely fascist laws into the UK and strange how some of his friends company practising the very thing that happened as a drill... Hmmm the whole thing stinks of a 6 black op.

  24. Hi there, how about BALI BOMB of Oct. 2002, Ausie Embassy, Jakarta Bomb, and MARRIOT Hotel Bomb previously??? Take a peek at my DDocs. at, or simply GOOGLE: Joe Jussac, Jr. or tjoaginsing, and enjoy my kicking GWB's moronic face.....

  25. Gary Webb, and earlier

    Dr. Mary Sherman and Lee Oswald died for all of us

  26. Excellent piece. Bravo! And all in extremely rare non-schizophrenic text. For the fans, if you can ever get to the Toronto Reference Library, be sure to see the Toronto Telegramme spool from around one week before the JFK assassination up to the plane crash in Montreal a few days after. Seeing Operation Northwoods as it happened is just eerie. (You'll feel a sickening thud in your heart when you see the headline A CITY IN MOURNING just before JFK gets it.)

  27. North of San Francisco and adjacent to the Bohemian Grove Campsite is the Northwoods Golf Course. Lots of owl statues, etc, a nice ordinary short course.

    I'm pretty sure Operation Northwoods was dreamed up on the fairway...


  28. The old false flag ops should not be included in the list because they are obsolete and do not have backing proofs or evidences available. You should only mention the very recent false flag ops that can wake people up from their deep ignorance - like the Mumbai attack, 911, London bombing, Bali, USS Liberty, lavon affairs, and some others, which you can easily back with proofs or evidences of a false flag ops. Very interesting topic, though.

  29. You left out the First false flag operation. Between 209 and 211 C.E., the Roman Army led in person by the Emperor himself, slaughtered every male of the Maeatae nation in the Scottish Lowlands. They went so far as to rip un-born babies out of their mothers' wombs.

    The Caledonians to the North of the Maeatae, had actually conducted a "false tartan" operation in order to trick the Romans into taking out their rivals who they themselves were unable to do. They waited for two years and until the Romans had finished, before coming to their client state's aid. It's on the "Na Fineachan Gaidhealach: The Day Before Mons Graupius" web-page:

    The Caledonians thereby neutralized both the Roman threat and the Irish threat to them, for more than 100 years. The Roman Army ended up murdering their emperor in Scotland, so that they could go home.

  30. Good list. I'd include the Madrid train bombings and London's 7/7.

  31. This site is another false oppositionist - not different from false flag operations. Good job. So you think you'll gonna win, but you cannot keep a good man down, remember, busting head.

  32. So What?

    Lets say it's all true. You Americans still voted for Cheney/Bush - TWICE!
    Even if they rigged the elections, it wouldn't have been easy if it wasn't so close.

    And you had ample time to impeach the lot and you didn't lift a finger.

    Look in the mirror if you're looking for someone to blame.

    Your Constitution got turned into toilet paper, and so did your economy.
    And everyone sat there and let it happen.

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  36. To the above iraq comment: IT WASN'T A FALSE FLAG OP YOU DUMB FUCK. A few of the ones on the list aren't either. Look up the definition before you use the term.

  37. @Leny and author of this blog

    As ususal in those kinds of cases – when mainstream media doesn't want to touch anything to not blow into their faces – to find out what is really happening takes looking into multiple sources of information and putting it all together.
    First – I've never heard Silverstein paid more that $124 (from which million, including 14 million from his money, which he apparently got back), so although the deal was for 3,2 billion, he didn't physically front this money). In other words, 3,2 billion dollars is as virtual as whole WTC story.
    Yes – he's paying rent to Port Authority of New York, 10 mln/month (120 a year including 102mln of base rent).
    Silverstein landed a very profitable deal for REBUILDING the area, along with the same Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, so he will not pay a full amount for whatever will be there (freedom tower, museum and few other towers, one build by JP Morgan Chase). So they actually work hand in hand.
    Silversteins dispute with 24 (or 25 depending on the source) insurance companies, were acompanied by Port Authority – so he was in it together with them.

    To say that Silverstein will pay for rebuilding what was destroyed and will lose money doesn't make any sense – there are more parties involved in rebuilding, Silverstein is one of them. And everything will be very nice and comfortable for mr Silverstein.

    „...Under the tentative deal, the Port Authority would finance the second tower at the site, a 64-story building to be completed in 2013. The city and Port Authority have already agreed to rent space in the building.
    Developer Larry Silverstein would have to raise $300 million in cash to build a third office tower at the site. New York City, New York state and the Port Authority would provide $600 million in backup financing if Silverstein first secures commitments to lease 400,000 square feet.
    Silverstein said in a statement: "Today's agreement between my company and the Port Authority will accelerate the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. This is great news for New York."
    The fourth office building at the site would be built up to street level so the lot will be ready for Silverstein to put a tower there when and if the commercial real estate market recovers.....”

  38. So saying that rebuilding will take more than 4,6 billion dollars (4,55 actually – this is how much Silverstein eventually won, but will apparently split it with Port Authority, as we have another kind of under surface deal going on), but the argument is void, as it's not Silverstein alone who will be rebuilding, but more institutions and companies, along with the City of New York, Port Autority, JP Morgan Chase (company connected to Rockefellers, that helped Silverstein negotiating with Port Authority) etc etc etc. There are multiple banks and other financial and insurance institutions involved, and I bet the public will never find out about all the enormous amount of intermingling going on under the table.
    There will be lucrative contracts for hundreds of companies, banks, a lot of office spaces to rent.
    As usual both sides are trying to use simplifications.
    Learn one thing – guy like Silverstein WILL NEVER LOSE. He will make money, because all these people have multiple business connections one with another, either directly or through other institutions, so whatever happens, they'll all make money. The only ones that will lose are taxpayers. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will not ruin Silverstein – they'll make boat loads of money TOGETHER, along with JP Morgan, Rockefellers, Deutche Bank and many others.

    As per WTC itself – it was becoming obsolete and Port Authority tried to get approval for demolition of the buildings multiple times (at least twice) and was refused.
    The maintanance costs of the complex were enormous, therefore there were attempts to pull both towers, but refused by appropriate institutions. Therefore it's not only about another VIRTUAL $200 mln, but whole thing was MEANT to be demolished, but they had a problem with it.
    I'm not saying Silverstein paid someone to fly the planes in to all these mess, but definitely you can consider he might have had some motives.

  39. In  Indispensable Enemies, historian Walter Karp wrote “When it can be established that a number of political acts work in concert to produce a certain result, the presumption is strong that the actors were aiming at the result in question.  When it can be shown, in addition, that the actors have an interest in producing those results, the presumption becomes a fair certainty.  No conspiracy theory is required…On the other hand, those who make blanket condemnations of ‘conspiracy theories’ base their own view on a farfetched theory indeed, namely that whatever those in high office actually do, they are essentially men of goodwill.  According to this school of special pleading – the ‘King can do no wrong’ doctrine suitably updated – it is entirely proper to praise an American President for skillfully engineering some desirable result, but to not the same skillful engineering of an indefensible one is to fall victim to ‘political paranoia and ‘conspiratorial fetishism’.   While it’s hard to claim that Chomsky would impute good will to Bush and crew, Karp’s observation holds true for many progressives.  Such stupendous treachery  (e.g., 9-11) from essentially men of goodwill is unfathomable.

  40. o saying that rebuilding will take more than 4,6 billion dollars (4,55 actually – this is how much Silverstein eventually won, but will apparently split it with Port Authority, as we have another kind of under surface deal going on)

  41. Congrats, wonderful piece, one of the very best I've read on 9-11...and I've read a shit load!

  42. The "Castro sympathizer" was an informant, S-179, reporting directly to Hoover, the FBI Director at that time. He, under FBI orders, had infiltrated the Operation Mongoose-controlled Operation 40 CIA terrorists whom Hovver told Oswald had been plotting to kill JFK. He acted as a gunrunner, along with CIA agent,
    Marita Lorenz. They sold guns to Op-40 Nixon buddies, Frank Sturgiss, David Ferrie, and other members. There is a black and white film of Oswald doing just this, at

    Enter the site, then click on the name "Luis Posada Carrilles. It will take you to a lengthy page of photos of Goerge H. W. Bush and Felix Rodriguez. Below them you will see Frank Sturgiss and Marita Lorenz photo. Just below it you will see "Click here to see members of Operation 40 film,

    There it will direct you to click on a film that will show for about 20 seconds. You will see Lee Harvey Oswald and Frank Sturgiss talking together about a large pistol type weapon. Oswald had to have been a CIA agent or asset in order to have been shown there.

    He reported his findings to the FBI for whom he thought he was working. When the CIA discovered what Oswald was reporting to the FBI, they decided that Kennedy was an easier target for assassination that Castro was. They changed their plans. That is why JFK died, and the man whom the FBI had engaged to infiltrate the kill JFK assassin groups, both died within two days of each other. At the same site listed above, click on the photo frame of Jack Ruby and listen to him describe what happened and the fact that he had been told he had to kill Oswald. LBJ was the man who ordered the JFK hit!

  43. the lack of citations is kind of weak

  44. 1954 Lavon affair,code named operation Susannah
    Israel actually recruited Egyptian Jews to carry the sabbottage.

    The fifth colomn is always willing.

  45. In the early to mid 2000s, MSNBC news website had many intriguing posts relating to 9/11 that no other news source picked up on, the Able Danger information being among them. I was surprised that a mainstream outfit like MSNBC had so many posts indicating a conspiracy, and equally surprised that no other news source followed it up.
    One related that the CIA received a message Sept. 10 that the attack would take place the next day, but was 'inadvertently' not read until Sept. 12. this was classified info that Sen. Shelby obtained. He announced that his committee was going to conduct an investigation, but he was warned that if he did so, he would be prosecuted for receiving classified information. He quickly dropped the matter, and no other news organization picked this up. This astounded me, that such explosive, front page news was never mentioned anywhere besides MNSBC.
    Then, there was the Project for the New American Century document, with Cheney as one of the co-authors, outlining the sort of G.W. Bush actions he put into practice after 9/11, as related in your article. In this document was a sentence saying to the effect that such a plan could not be actualized unless there was a 'pearl harbor type event'.
    And I find it interesting that Bush was not in the White House that day.
    Finally, Rice gave a speech at a college in 2002 during which she said, 'We must capitalize on 9/11'. Quite a choice of words, I'd say.
    There's, of course, much more, which I had on my blog, fully documented, but the blog no longer exists (long story). For instance, the name of the college where Rice made her speech was included, but after all this time, I can't remember.
    Perhaps MSNBC news website could be searched for what they published re 9/11--unless all of it has been scrubbed.