The Construct of a Crisis – Remembering 9/11

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In September 2000, the Project for the New American Century, a non-governmental organization whose self-professed goal is to “promote American global leadership,” released a report entitled, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses.”[1]

In this report, the argument is presented that since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a new international order has been established, and that to maintain this order, American military spending must be dramatically increased.

They speak of preserving ‘freedom’ and ‘peace’, but I believe we should all know by now that they are actually speaking of preserving the ‘freedom’ of international banks and multinational corporations to get a ‘piece’ of the action wherever there are natural resources or economies to exploit.

You can sense the urgent hunger of these greedy war pigs when they state, “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”[1]

Within one year’s time, we saw the tragedy of 9/11 take place, and later discovered that the Bush Administration had advance knowledge of the attack. Similarly, Pearl Harbor commander Husband Kimmel testified to Congress that he had learned that the Roosevelt Administration had obtained intelligence that forewarned of the attack.

You can decide for yourself whether you feel that the similarity of expression was intentional or coincidental, and whether this implicates these individuals in at least complicity in the events of 9/11, yet author David Ray Griffin goes even further, suggesting that evidence supports the theory that the CIA funded the attacks:

“One of those reports was that an ISI agent, Saeed Sheikh, had wired $100,000 to Mohammed Atta, considered the ringleader of the 9/11 hijackers. That report by itself, if it had become widely known, would have had explosive implications for the prospect of positive relations between Pakistan and the United States after 9/11. But even more potentially explosive was the report that Saeed Sheikh had wired this money at the instruction of none other than ISI chief Mahmoud Ahmad. This “damning link”, as Agence France Presse called it, had explosive implications not only for US-Pakistani relations but also–given the close relations between the CIA and the ISI–for the question of possible CIA involvement in the attacks.”[2]

In August of 2012, another non-governmental organization, the Atlantic Council, made a statement that was eerily reminiscent of the PNAC’s:

“Beyond this inflection point in international politics, still unabsorbed and misunderstood by most governments and people, a second reality complicates taking effective action in what could truly be a ‘new world order’, the description coined by U.S. President George H.W. Bush after the implosion of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago.

“Without an extraordinary crisis, little is likely to be done to reverse or limit the damage imposed by failed or failing governance.”[3]

I certainly hope that we don’t see a similar sequence of unfolding events, as I wouldn’t doubt that there are some “geniuses” sitting around one of these “think tanks” plotting how to set off explosions in a building without getting caught…

[1] Rebuilding America’s Defenses

[2] The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, David Ray Griffin, Page 104/105, Chapter 9, Pakistan and its ISI

[3] War on Terror is not the Only Threat