Monday, March 14, 2005

Kurt Nimmo (2/05) "9/11: A Guy in a Cave didn't do it"

Intro by Ronald Bleier

Once again the inimitable Kurt Nimmo presents testimony that 9/11 was an inside job. He uses the recent courtroom testimony of a Moroccan held in a Canadian jail on suspicion of terrorist activities to emphasize the common sense notion that “some guy living in a cave doesn’t have the means to plan an attack against the most powerful nation in the world.” Among other evidence, he points to the still uninvestigated issue of the spikes in insider trading in the days just before 9/11 which resulted in perhaps billions in gains. Some have pointed out that the CIA (and doubtless other government agencies) monitors such trades in real time and that the names of those behind the trades could have been produced years ago.

Nimmo is careful to say that we “don’t’ know beyond a shadow of a doubt” whether or not 9/11 was an inside job. What’s not clear is whether he’s read the publications of David Ray Griffin (, Jim Hoffman (, Eric Hufschmid and others who have presented persuasive evidence that the official story cannot possibly be true and thus evidence of official complicity.

Instead Nimmo typically presents testimony from credible foreign observers and documentation of past CIA and Mossad involvement in similar black flag activities. We await Nimmo’s presentation of some of the extensive evidence by serious researchers. --Ronald Bleier

From Kurt Nimmo's Blog

February 10, 2005

Forget Ward Churchill, Adil Charkaoui Makes More Sense

“I’m not an expert but from what I read, some guy living in a cave doesn’t have the means to plan an attack against the most powerful nation in the world,” said Charkaoui, a Moroccan-born Canadian detained for nearly two years in Montreal on suspicion of being a terrorist. Charkaoui made the statement during a courtroom appearance.

“It could’ve been (Osama) bin Laden,” Charkaoui added. “But maybe it was done by ultra-conservatives in the United States for economic gain.”

Let’s take a look at the ballistics on this statement.

As we know, in the days and hours before the attacks, there were conspicuous spikes in trading activity in regard to the two airlines involved in the hijackings of Sept. 11. “There was a 9,000 percent jump in United Air Lines (UAL) put options between Sept. 6 and Sept. 10, with a huge spike 285 times higher than average on the Thursday before the attack,” writes Christopher Bollyn. “American Airlines saw a 6,000 percent jump in put options [also known as short-selling] above normal the day before the attacks. However, there was no similar trading activity on any other airlines, according to market reports.”


“The afternoon before the attack, alarm bells were sounding over unusual trading in the U.S. stock options market,” CBS reported on September 19.

“This could very well be insider trading at the worst, most horrific, most evil use you’ve ever seen in your entire life,” Dylan Ratigan wrote for Bloomberg Business News on September 20, “this would be one of the most extraordinary coincidences in the history of mankind if it was a coincidence.”

It was no coincidence and for some reason you no longer hear about this strange trading behavior, except when the 9/11 Truth Movement mentions it. But then, of course, they are nothing but a bunch of tinfoil hatters.

But let’s move on.

Adil Charkaoui said he doesn’t believe “some guy living in a cave” in Afghanistan was able to pull off the attacks of September 11, 2001. He is not alone in this assertion.

Eckehardt Werthebach, former president of Germany’s domestic intelligence service, Verfassungsschutz, told AFP that “the deathly precision” and “the magnitude of planning” behind the attacks of September 11 would have needed “years of planning,” and not on the part of cave-dwelling Muslims. “Such a sophisticated operation, Werthebach said, would require the ‘fixed frame’ of a state intelligence organization, something not found in a ‘loose group’ of terrorists like the one allegedly led by Mohammed Atta while he studied in Hamburg,” Bollyn writes. “Many people would have been involved in the planning of such an operation and Werthebach pointed to the absence of leaks as further indication that the attacks were ’state organized actions.’”

“Terrorists could not have carried out such an operation with 4 hijacked planes without the support of a secret service,” said Horst Ehmke, who coordinated the German secret services directly under German prime minister Willi Brandt in the 70s.

“What I saw on September 11 was a perfectly executed act that could have happened only with the support of intelligence services, and whoever controlled it must have known [they] could only bring harm to the Muslim world,” Andreas von Bulow, who served on the parliamentary commission which oversees the three branches of the German secret service while a member of the Bundestag (German parliament) from 1969 to 1994, told Kate Connolly of the UK Telegraph. “I’m convinced that the US apparatus must have played a role and my theory is backed up by the [Bush] government’s refusal to present any proof whatsoever of what happened.”

Von Bulow believes the attacks were carried out by U.S. and Israeli intelligence. Israel, of course, has a long and sordid history of carrying out terrorist attacks and blaming it on Arabs, the most notable being the botched Operation Suzannah.

The Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, was characterized by the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies as follows: “Wildcard. Ruthless and cunning. Has capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act,” according to the Washington Times on September 10, 2001, a day before the fateful attacks.

“For years stories have circulated that Israeli agents—especially those of Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, the Mossad—have infiltrated Arab terrorist networks and have sometimes actually involved themselves in deceptive terroristic activities designed to appear as the work of Arabs,” notes Stephen J. Sniegoski. “For example, it has been claimed—by Victor Ostrovsky, for one—that the Mossad had foreknowledge of the attack on the U.S. Marine Barracks in Lebanon in 1983. Other observers allege that the Mossad thoroughly infiltrated the nefarious terrorist group Abu Nidal and even turned some of its terrorist activities to Israel’s benefit.”

The U.S., in particular the CIA, has an even longer and more sordid history of covert dirty tricks. From 1948 onward, when the CIA’s covert wing was created by Wall Street lawyer Frank Wisner, the spook agency engaged in hundreds of destabilizing covert operations. In fact, the CIA’s secret charter, according to Steve Kangas, stated that its responsibilities included “propaganda, economic warfare, preventive direct action, including sabotage, antisabotage, demolition and evacuation procedures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-communist elements in threatened countries of the free world.”

As we now know, Osama bin Laden was part of a CIA created “underground resistance group” in Afghanistan. “By 1984, [Bin Laden] was running a front organization known as Maktab al-Khidamar [MAK] which funneled money, arms and fighters from the outside world into the Afghan war,” writes Michael Moran for none other than MSNBC. “What the CIA bio conveniently fails to specify (in its unclassified form, at least) is that the MAK was nurtured by Pakistan’s state security services, the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, the CIA’s primary conduit for conducting the covert war against Moscow’s occupation.”

“The US-led ‘proxy war’ model was based on the premise that Islamists made good anti-Communist allies,” writes Rahul Bedi for Jane’s. “The plan was diabolically simple: to hire, train and control motivated Islamic mercenaries. The trainers were mainly from Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, who learnt their craft from American Green Beret commandos and Navy SEALS in various US training establishments. Mass training of Afghan mujahideen was subsequently conducted by the Pakistan Army under the supervision of the elite Special Services Group (SSG), specialists in covert action behind enemy lines and the ISI.”

Note the sentence: “to hire, train and control motivated Islamic mercenaries.” Is it possible these same or similar “motivated Islamic mercenaries,” under the control of the CIA or Mossad, or both, were responsible—or at least patsies—for the attacks of September 11, 2001, attacks that “could not have [been] carried out … without the support of a secret service,” such as the CIA, DIA, Mossad, or possibly a combination these organizations?

Problem is, we don’t know beyond a shadow of a doubt—and probably never will. However, we do know these intelligence services have engaged in such behavior in the past, whereas a band of medieval Muslim terrorists, operating from remote caves in one of the remotest and most backward countries in the world, have no such history, that is not without the above mentioned assistance of Pakistan’s ISI and the CIA.

Ward Churchill likes to tell us Osama and crew were dedicated freedom fighters striking a blow at America—a fantasy at best, considering the above. In fact, Churchill believes it is racist to claim that cave-dwelling Arabs are incapable of such things. He conveniently ignores the uncomfortable fact—as stated by Werthebach, Ehmke, Von Bulow, and scores of others—that operations of such magnitude and planning require assets only available to states and intelligence services. Churchill may want Arabs to attack the United States—understandable, considering decades of U.S. and European (and Israeli) abuses in the Middle East—but fantasizing about it doesn’t make it so.

Adil Charkaoui is correct when he claims “some guy living in a cave doesn’t have the means to plan an attack against the most powerful nation in the world.”

For some odd reason, Charkaoui’s comments did not warrant attention in the United States, where the media is essentially controlled by the Bush Ministry of Disinformation (and Omission).


At November 22, 2005 at 4:10 AM, Blogger nimmo sucks said...

Bleier is a horse's ass and Nimmo is a foul smelling unemployed neonazi and agent for the Baathists.


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