Remember 9/11 — Part Two by Hsing Lee
In Part One of this series, we looked at the events on 9/11 through recent history. We looked at the events in the 1980's and early 1990's during which American corporations were having very little success making headway into Asian and Caspian energy markets.
In Part Two, we take a look at the Project For a New American Century, and continue our "follow the money" timeline
1997 June 3 — Members of the Project For a New American Century (PNAC) sign a statement of principles based on Militarism, and the use of force as a primary tool of foreign policy.
"We seem to have forgotten the essential elements of the Reagan Administration's success: a military that is strong and ready to meet both present and future challenges; a foreign policy that boldly and purposefully promotes American principles abroad; and national leadership that accepts the United States' global responsibilities."
"Such a Reaganite policy of military strength and moral clarity may not be fashionable today. But it is necessary if the United States is to build on the successes of this past century and to ensure our security and our greatness in the next."
They also shape Bush's policy of pre-emption in their statement:
"The history of the 20th century should have taught us that it is important to shape circumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before they become dire. The history of this century should have taught us to embrace the cause of American leadership."
From this point on, PNAC begins the process of demanding regime change in Iraq through their publications. Signing this letter are names most of us are familiar with. Jeb Bush. Dan Quayle. Dick Cheney. Elliot Abrams. Steven Forbes. Donald Rumsfeld. Paul Wolfowitz. Zalmay Khalilzad (former Rand and Unocal employee).
The language used in this statement and in PNAC's publications signals a clear intent to return to the days of Manifest Destiny, which is the code word used in our history books for the American genocide one million or more Philippinos during the Spanish American War.
It's also of note that modern day concentration camps, where torture, mutilation, slave labor and atrocities on a mass scale took place, were first used by Americans in the Philippines. The overseer of these camps was William Howard Taft, who later became President. Taft also wrote the paper Dollar Diplomacy, in which he describes a model for US foreign policy that is eerily similar to Bush's policies of today.
Taft's camps became the model for Cecil Rhodes, Stalin, and Adolph Hitler.
We should not forget that it was American eugenicists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory who sent a team of scientists to Germany in 1933 to teach Hitler how to legislate and run a forced sterilization program.
Nor should we forget the degree to which American financiers collaborated with the Nazis throughout the war.
Union Banking Corporation, of which Prescott Bush was managing director, owned Consolidated Silesian Steel in Poland. The Bush family used slave labor from Auschwitz to make steel for the Nazis even after America entered the war. They made at least US$3m, which they kept. They have never apologized for their use of Jewish slaves, nor have they offered to place the money in a victim's compensation fund.
In fact, in a NY Times interview on 4/14/1990 George H W Bush insisted that we "forgive the Nazi war criminals".
Hitler could not have invaded Poland in 1939 without the help of the Rockefeller family's Ethyl Corporation, and others. Similarly, Saddam Hussein could never have invaded Kuwait in 1991 had it not been for the military aid provided by the Reagan and Bush administrations.
Even more shameful than the original shipments of Tetra Ethyl Lead provided by Ethyl Corp to the Nazis were the actions taken by Will Farish of Ethyl Corporation in 1943. In 1943, Farish provided Hitler with the patent to make his own TEL, a fuel additive for gasoline that prevents engine knock, without which the Nazi war machine would have stopped in its tracks. These actions by Wall Street ensured that the war would continue, and that America would make billions in loans and arms sales.
Those profits for American companies were guaranteed after the war by the Marshall Plan. The Bush administration has already spoken about a "Marshall Plan" for Iraq, in which they plan to spend tens of billions rebuilding the infrastructure that they themselves conveniently destroyed. Naturally, the rebuilding expenses will come from Iraqi oil.
Since the US invasion of Hawaii in 1893, there has been an ongoing pattern of military intervention to secure agricultural, mineral, or energy interests overseas, at the expense of the American taxpayer. PNAC unashamedly continues this tradition of War for Profit.
1998 — The Carlyle Group purchases EG&G, a support company for government installations that has a monopoly on live HAZMAT training for Government personnel. Carlyle also purchases Sprayway, an aerosol company, and Sprayway's subsidiary Claire Manufacturing, which also makes aerosols. Carlyle also purchases Medpointe, a medical database company, and Empi, who make a new hi-tech vaccine delivery system.
1998 — The Delta Hess Alliance is formed, as a partnership between Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia, and Amerada Hess Corporation of the USA, for Caspian Oil and Gas exploration. One of the Directors and shareholders in Amerada Hess is former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean.
Four years later in 2002, Delta Hess is a major player in the Caspian, with interests in a number of oil and gas projects.
Delta Oil, the Saudi oil company, is partly owned by Khalid Bin Mahfouz, business partner of the Bin Ladin family and the Bush family. Mahfouz was involved in the BCCI banking scandal, as reported in the Kerry Commission report on BCCI.
The lead investigator into BCCI was Robert Mueller, who steered the investigation clear of any money laundering investigation into any of BCCI's clients, despite ample evidence that would have incriminated a large number of international players, including the Bush family. Mueller was also the lead prosecutor in the Noriega case, and fixed it so that Noriega wasn't allowed to mention the CIA at his trial, or show any evidence that he worked for the CIA.
1998- Bill Clinton comes under heavy pressure to invade Afghanistan.
May 1998 — The corrupt Indonesian government of US Puppet Suharto falls. The US no longer has the leverage needed to force the Natuna deal through.
July 1998 — The Exxon Natuna deal for Spratly gas officially goes bust, according to the US Deparment of Energy.
"In July 1998, Indonesia's government announced that it would postpone exploration at the giant 42 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) Natuna natural gas field operated by Exxon (Mobil holds a 26% stake as well, with Indonesia's Pertamina holding 24%). The project's chairman, Faisal Abdou, said that "if prospects are good in the future, maybe the Natuna project could be restarted in 2007...."
1998 — Osama Bin Laden releases his Fatwah, a declaration of war on America and Americans.
August 1998 — After the US Embassy bombings in Africa, Clinton, under heavy pressure to invade Afghanistan from the Rand Corporation and other Republican think tanks, chooses not to invade. Instead, he lobs missiles at Sudan and Afghanistan, destroying the only pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan.
The result of Clinton's refusal to invade Afghanistan is that the Enron Dhabol project, which would have been profitable ONLY with a natural gas pipelines from the Caspian, is now officially a dead duck. Enron engages in massive fraud to cover their losses, which continues until December 2001.
After Clinton's refusal to invade Afghanistan, impeachment pressure and scandal after scandal begin to hit Clinton harder than ever before, as the GOP and neo-conservatives try to have him forcibly removed from office to save Enron and the oil companies.
May 2000 — CIA begins operating in Afghanistan, according to the Washington Post's Bob Woodward, the man who broke Watergate.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A47201-2001Nov17 [link expired]
"In addition to its paramilitary units, the CIA's Special Activities Division has inserted into Afghanistan specialized CIA case officers from the agency's Near East Division who know the local languages and had previous covert relationships with the Northern Alliance going back years.
For the last 18 months, the CIA has been working with tribes and warlords in southern Afghanistan, and the division's units have helped create a significant new network in the region of the Taliban's greatest strength."
2000 — Project for a New American Century publishes a report talking about the need to secure Caspian and Iraqi oil, and about the need for a "Pearl Harbor type event" to sway public opinion toward an aggressive US foreign policy. Similar policies are put forth by the Rand Corporation the Brookings Institution, and others. PNAC
January 2001 — According to French Journalists Brisard and Dasquie in their book "Bin Ladin: La Verite Interdite", FBI NY Counter-Terrorism Chief John O'Neill is ordered by the White House to back off all investigations of Al-Qaeda and the Bin Laden family while pipeline negotiations are underway with the Taliban.
January 2001 — The Brookings Institute publishes a paper on the need for Homeland Defense.
February 2001 — The Carlyle Group's subsidiary EG&G sets up a Homeland Defense page on their website (now deleted), stressing the importance of Homeland Defense against Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism.
June 2001 — Saudi Aramco signs preliminary agreements with Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon for gas exploration in Saudi Arabia.
July 2001 — According to Agence France Presse, the White House broke off pipeline negotiations with the Taliban in July 2001, after negotiators from the Bush administration told the Taliban "accept our carpet of gold, or you will receive a carpet of bombs."
This statement was also made to Brisard and Dasquie by John O'Neill some time between July and August 2001, after O'Neill was once again ordered to 'back off' investigations into Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda.
July 2001 — Phoenix FBI agent Kevin Williams writes a memo warning of al Qaeda operatives in flight schools seeking flight training for terrorist purposes. The warning is ignored.
July 2001 — US attorney John Ashcroft stops flying on commercial airlines. He also pulls 200 FBI agents off counter-terrorism duty and puts them onto drug and child pornography cases. George W Bush appoints Robert Mueller as new FBI director.
August 2001 — Robert Mueller, cover up artist of BCCI, BNL, and Noriega prosecution fame, becomes head of the FBI.
August 2001 — Coleen Rowley of the Minnesota FBI office, warns her superiors of the activities of Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged '20th hijacker', and his possible connections to Al-Qaeda. She requests a FISA warrant for surveillance on Moussaoui.
Before passing the report on to the FISA court, Rowley's superior removes all references to Al-Qaeda from the report. The warrant is refused by the FISA court. an unprecedented event.
September 11, 2001 — Almost 3000 people are killed in NYC, Washington, and Pennsylvania. John O'Neill, who quit the FBI out of frustration with the Bush administration, dies in the WTC, where he was working as head of security. Original files into the Enron Dhabol investigation that were at the FBI office in the WTC are destroyed. The event is immediately called a "Pearl Harbor", providing the pretext for war which was called for by the Project For a New American Century in 2000.
September 2001 — US oil and gas interests continue negotiations with the Saudis to renew deals with Saudi Aramco. The US companies want the Saudis to give them rights to new unexploited gas reserves, while the Saudis don't want to put new mineral rights on the table.
September 28, 2001 — The UN lifts sanctions against the Sudan. US companies begin negotiations with the Sudanese government for oil and gas rights.
October 2001 — John Ashcroft uses the FISA court's rejection of the Minnesota warrant request as evidence that the FBI needs more power in conducting surveillance. This is the same warrant request based on Coleen Rowley's report that was tampered with by her superior, who removed all references to Al-Qaeda before giving the report to the FISA court.
September-October 2001 — A number of news sources including BBC report that Washington had told India that US troops would be in Afghanistan, "before the snow falls", as early as JULY 2001, two months before the so-called 'surprise attack' on 9/11.
October 2001 — The US invades Afghanistan, on schedule, "before the snow falls."
October 2001 — Zalmay Khalilzad, former employee of Unocal, is appointed Special Envoy to Afghanistan by George W Bush.
October 2001 — The Anthrax attacks begin. Key news people and Democrats are sent Anthrax in the mail, which we now know was Fort Detrick/Battelle Anthrax. EG&G, a Carlyle Group Subsidiary, has access to Battelle and Fort Detrick Anthrax by way of their service contract with Battelle, but to date there's been no investigation of EG&G by Robert Mueller and the FBI.
October 2001 — Under cover of the Anthrax attacks, EG&G receives a billion dollar Hazmat Disposal contract from the White House. Meanwhile, EG&G employees at Area 51 are on strike, where EG&G has a security contract, among other contracts. EG&G has enjoyed this contract since Area 51 was opened. The guards are on strike because they hadn't received a raise since the 1970's.
November 2001 — Somalia is accused of having terrorist training camps connected to Osama Bin Laden.
December 2001 — Enron officially goes broke, after bankrupting employees 401k's while executives cashed out for $650 million.
December 2001 — The 'War' in Afghanistan is 'over', but Bin Laden has mysteriously disappeared. Again. Just like in '91 after the US got their military presencse in Saudi Arabia, and just like in '96 after the US got their sanctions regime against the Sudan.
December 2001 — After the first vote in Afghanistan in decades, the Afghan warlords choose Berhanudeen Rabbani as President of Afghanistan. This choice is vetoed by the United States, who forces the congregation to vote again. Under duress, and with controversy over whether or not a legitimate vote actually took place, former Unocal employee Hamid Zarzai is approved by Bush as the new Afghan president.
Both the US Ambassador to Afghanistan and the new Afghan President are now former Unocal employees.
October 2001 — June 2002 — The Bush administration refuses to set up a proper investigation of 9/11. Finally, under public pressure, they agree to set up a commission.
January 2002 — Thomas Kean, Director of Amerada Hess, buys an additional 500 shares in Amerada Hess.
January 2002 — December 2002 — Delta Hess, subsidiary of Amerada Hess and Delta Oil, finalizes several Caspian exploration deals, primarily in Azerbaijan.
June 2002 — G W Bush refuses to sign the Homeland Security Bill. He warns that he will veto ANY Homeland Security Bill that doesn't include strong anti-union legislation giving the White House the ability to fire any government employees under Homeland Security's jurisdiction.
July 21, 2002 — The Carlyle Group sells EG&G, where they had union problems in 2001, for a tidy profit.
August 2002 — RAND Corporation analyst Laurent Murawiec, speaks at a Defense Policy Board meeting, a think-tank for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Murawiec calls on the Bush Administration to launch an all-out war on the House of Saud. He calls Saudi Arabia, "the kernel of evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent" of the United States in the Middle East.
September 2002 — G W Bush publishes the new National Security Strategy for the United States of America. He adopts the aggressive pre-emptive stance suggested by the PNAC in 2000.
September 2002 — After 15 months of go-nowhere negotiations with Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell, and demonization by US think tanks, US media, and the White House, Saudi Arabia reopens bidding on the Saudi Aramco project, and begins talking to French companies and others.
September 2002 — Tony Blair releases a "sexed-up" dossier on Iraq, which his own intelligence people have testified was flawed, and entirely the creation of Downing Street. Blair's people even lifted portions of a student's paper and presented it as "intelligence" material. Blair's lie, that Saddam Hussein could deploy long range WMD within 45 minutes, has now been proven to be a complete and total lie. This lie was presented as fact to the American public by G W Bush, as the primary cause for war: disarming Saddam Hussein's WMD, which Bush promised would be found in Iraq. To date, no evidence of WMD, or even WMD programs, has been found.
October 2002 — After a year of negotiations that have resulted in no new oil and gas deals for US companies in the Sudan, Bush signs new legislation threatening new sanctions against the Sudan.
November 2002 — Bush signs HR 5170, the Homeland Security Bill, with the anti-union legislation intact. The bill provides protection from lawsuits to all insurance, pharmaceutical, defense and security contractors, while taking away the public's ability to sue for injury or death.
November 15, 2002 — The Bush and Blair governments begin their bombing campaign in Iraq, to "soften up" Iraqi for invasion, months before officially invading Iraq. Bombing continues November 18, 21, 22, 23, 28.
December 2002 — The unilateral bombing of Iraq continues December 1, 2, 4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 26, 29, 30, 31.
December 2002 — The White House announces 10 new bases in Afghanistan, whose locations coincide with the route proposed by Unocal in 1998 for a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan to Pakistan.
December 2002 — Thomas Kean, Director and shareholder of Amerada Hess is appointed by G W Bush to head the 9/11 investigation.
Shares in Amerada Hess move from a low of $49.68 in November 2002 to $54.66 as of December 27, 2002, after Kean's appointment to the 9/11 investigation.
Lockheed Martin has moved from $16.63 in March 2000 to $57.70 as of Dec 27, 2002. Lynn Cheney is a Director of Lockheed Martin.
Northrop Grumman moved from $43.56 in March 2000 to $97.92 as of Dec 27, 2002.
Raytheon moved from $17.75 in March 2000 to $30.47 as of Dec 27, 2002.
Wyeth, formerly American Home Products, moved off a 52 week low of $28.25 to $37.00 as of Dec 27, 2002, thanks to G W Bush ordering 500,000 mandatory Smallpox vaccine inoculations and millions of doses of Smallpox vaccine, and thanks to Bush's Homeland Security Bill taking away the public's right to sue Wyeth for any injuries or deaths caused by the vaccine.
Avon, who makes specialty fuel and water bladders, tires, submarine parts, and HAZMAT suits for both domestic and military government use (tens of thousands of them faulty), moved from $25.38 in March of 2000 to $53.61 as of Dec 27, 2002. Avon makes those suits you saw during Desert Storm, which the Pentagon has ordered by the hundreds of thousands since they started gearing up for Iraq. Yes, this is the Avon lady we're talking about, who also happens to produce chemicals used in US Bioweapons programs and by US Special Forces snipers.
The fatcats continue to get rich, while the Dow tumbled from 11000 to 8303 and the NASDAQ has crashed from 5000 to 1348 as of December 2002.
December 2002 — Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan announce to the world the finalization of a deal for oil and gas pipelines from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan to Pakistan.
December 2002 — Coleen Rowley's superior at the FBI, who in August 2001 tampered with Rowley's warrant request report by removing all references to Al-Qaeda, receives a 'performance bonus' equivalent to somewhere between 20% and 35% of her salary.
December 2002 — Osama Bin Laden is still 'whereabouts unknown'. He remains at large, probably to help secure more US oil interests in Africa and the Middle East for the US, the Bin Ladin family, and the Mahfouz family.
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