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One of numerous missing links:
Osama Bassnan


by Joe Giambrone
September 11th, 2016

You probably didn’t hear from your corporate media that those 28 pages concerning Saudi state support to the September 11th suicide-hijackers have been released to the public. Or if you had, you would have most likely heard only the Saudi spin, published widely, and parroted by Barack Obama’s spokespeople, that the pages don’t mean anything.

One might ask of those 28 pages: if they didn’t mean anything in the first place then why cover them up for fifteen years until the population mostly forgot about them?

This September 11th, if you actually read the pages yourself, they might wind up meaning quite a lot to you. Couched in Congressional weasel-words, “may have” being repeated throughout, the report is a shocking eye-opener. It was likely the catalyst for the September 9 unanimous House of Representatives vote to pass JASTA, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

A single paragraph from the long-censored Congressional Joint Inquiry chapter should convey a sense of the disgraceful cover-up as it now stands:

Osama Bassnan. …Bassnan was a close associate of al-Bayoumi and Omar Bakarbashat, another one of the hijackers’ close associates. He also lived across the street from the hijackers, and made a comment to an FBI asset that he did more than al-Bayoumi for the hijackers. According to an FBI document, Bassnan told another individual that he met al-Hazmi through al-Bayoumi and later that he met two of the hijackers through al-Bayoumi. He also told the asset that al-Bayoumi was arrested because he knew al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhur very well. …Bassnan has many ties to the Saudi Government, including past employment by the Saudi Arabian Education Mission, referred to in an FBI document as [REDACTED, INEXPLICABLY]. The FBI also received reports from individuals in the Muslim community alleging that Bassnan might be a Saudi intelligence officer. According to a CIA memo, Bassnan reportedly received funding and possibly a fake passport from Saudi Government officials. He and his wife have received financial support from the Saudi Ambassador to the United States and his wife. …The report states that during that trip a member of the Saudi royal family provided Bassnan with a significant amount of cash. FBI information indicates that Bassnan is an extremist and supporter of Usama bin Laden, and has been connected to the Eritrean Islamic Jihad and the Blind Shaykh.”

That “Saudi Ambassador to the United States” is, of course, “Bandar Bush,” otherwise known as Prince Bandar bin Sultan.

The Saudi regime has been an arms supplier, funding source and trainer of Sunni terrorists for a long, long time. Beginning in 1979 they partnered with the US CIA and Pakistani ISI to create a fundamentalist army in Afghanistan, otherwise known as Operation Cyclone, the largest CIA operation in history. The Central Intelligence Agency was on the same side as Osama bin Laden, who was supplied with fighters–covertly–from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and a number of other nations where Al Qaeda types were deemed a bit too dangerous to remain at home. The Afghan strategy was to send the Wahabbi radicals off to fight their Jihad elsewhere, and so solve two problems with one action.

If the Islamists are blowing up Soviets or Syrians or Libyan government forces then they are not blowing up targets in their homelands, such as in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, et cetera. This strategy persists to this very day and fuels the carnage in Syria.

Lest anyone believe that the Saudis acted alone on September 11th of 2001, without US official protection, that argument is indefensible. The great lengths that two US administrations have gone to keep this crime covered-up should be sufficient to dispel that fantasy. A simple 1 plus 1 train of logic: if the Saudis acted without US permission to attack the USA and murder 3,000 Americans at home, including an attack on the Pentagon(!), their entire country would have been vaporized off the planet the following day 9/12/01. It is not even remotely plausible that the Saudis would act alone against the US, and they most certainly did not.

A longstanding partnership exists here, and so we must expose the treachery of US high officials as well. The counter-terrorism adviser to the White House, terror “Czar” Richard Clarke has accused the CIA, and George Tenet specifically, of hiding the hijackers from him and from the FBI, and thus allowing the September 11th attacks to succeed. FBI agents on the case also complained about the CIA’s deliberate hiding of Al Qaeda terrorists/hijackers inside the United States. There has been zero accountability.

Clarke, the highest counter-terrorism official in the land on 9/11, points the finger directly at Tenet, but with a caveat. He proposes a cover-story about Saudis allegedly “recruiting” Al Qaeda to serve as double agents. This “recruiting” story should be disregarded as cheap talk, however. The CIA pretended to warn the Bush White House of “spectacular attacks” domestically, while it simultaneously continued to shield known Al Qaeda men inside the US from exposure and arrest—for over a year. As with all witnesses we must strip away any speculation or opinion from Richard Clarke’s statements and deal only with the facts. The CIA deliberately withheld intelligence about hijackers inside the US from the Counter-Terrorism Adviser to the White House and from the head of the FBI.

Prince Bandar floated that same sort of recruiting-bad-guys story, claiming to have watched the hijackers “with precision.” With Saudi “precision” he apparently watched them for over a year until they flew right into the World Trade Center. Some stories fail the laugh test, and this is clearly one of them. A security loophole was exploited by those who knew better. We see a cover-story in place to attempt to deflect blame, but the cover-story has yet been unnecessary owing to the success of the larger 9/11 cover-up. That cover-up is now unraveling.

The CIA deliberately failed to fulfill its core mission, its raison d’etre, why it was created in the first place post Pearl Harbor: to protect the nation from an attack. The fact that CIA was aware of Al Qaeda terrorists living inside the US during numerous warnings of suicide skyjackings and of “spectacular attacks,” yet failed to simply phone up the FBI and alert them, is the glaring red flag here which reads “Treason.”

Treason is simply “aid and comfort” to those who attack the country, as per the US Constitution, which Americans were supposed to read as children. Providing any “aid and comfort” to those who attack the country is prosecutable under the Constitution—except apparently when high officials do it.

Americans remain ignorant of the relevant history, that of the CIA, what it actually does in the real world, not on movie screens, and particularly of Operation Gladio and its “Strategy of Tension.” Failing to comprehend motives for 9/11, or for betraying one’s country, the public largely assumes it impossible.

An attack such as September 11th could only succeed because of the historical ignorance of the American public, an ignorance that is dangerous and exploitable.

The New York Times finally exposed Operation Ajax, the 1953 overthrow of the legitimately elected government of Iran. Only, it took the paper of record 47 years and it only published the details after the CIA itself released its report, not unlike Soviet-era Pravda. But what is the most damning fact about what the CIA actually did in 1953?

The [CIA’s own] history says agency officers orchestrating the Iran coup worked directly with royalist Iranian military officers, handpicked the prime minister’s replacement, sent a stream of envoys to bolster the shah’s courage, directed a campaign of bombings by Iranians posing as members of the Communist Party, and planted articles and editorial cartoons in newspapers.”

Directed a campaign of bombings posing as communists?

That, dear reader, is a black and white admission of false flag terrorism. The Central Intelligence Agency has admitted to practicing false flag terrorism as far back as 1953. That would be square one in a course on censored history and reality as you probably are not aware of it.

Square two would entail Operation Gladio, a “forty year” (BBC) string of bombings and terror incidents orchestrated by the CIA and by a secret NATO parallel organization. Gladio was intended to frighten the population of Europe into rejecting leftists and to prod the population toward the right. The purpose is propaganda first and foremost. Gladio required innocent civilians killed by supposed “communists.” Gladio culminated in the Bologna railway station bombing of 1980, which killed 85 and wounded another 200.

Operation Gladio was exposed by the Prime Minister of Italy, Giulio Andreotti, in 1990. This is censored entirely from American corporate news media. The American public knows nothing about it whatsoever.

The important takeaway is the Strategy of Tension. Terror, state-terror, is used to move populations toward desired positions. Terror is a lever of power. It is seen as a valuable commodity and much more valuable to a warmonger than simply stopping an attack on civilians. The motive to allow an attack to succeed is clear and should be understood by all, especially given the very real and deadly history of Operation Gladio.

The communist enemy was supplanted by the Islamic terrorist enemy, almost seamlessly. After the fall of the Soviet Union western imperialists needed an external threat to justify trillions in arms and limitless warfare. Without the counterbalance of the Soviet empire the Western bloc was unleashed and able to choose its targets without fear of igniting a nuclear conflagration. President George H.W. Bush famously called this situation the “New World Order.”

And so we return to the Saudis, caught red-handed aiding and abetting the September 11th hijackers. These war crimes were hushed up and classified by the Saudi-friendly regime of G.W. Bush. But the cover-up continued under Democrat Barack Obama too, and for seven years of his rule those 28 pages were brushed aside and ignored.

Now that they are out, will we finally see a real investigation into what happened on 9/11/01, and who is truly to blame? Will we ever see justice?

I’m not holding my breath, but the passage of JASTA by unanimous consent in the House does put some monkey back into the wrench.

Perhaps a knock on Osama Bassnan’s door, just to start the ball rolling?

 

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Revisiting ‘9/11’ on its 15th Anniversary, in the Context of the Reichstag Fire

The Reichstag Fire, the Tonkin Gulf incident, events like that were major historical pivots in the 20th century, yet they were all engineered, false flags designed to tighten control over the masses. In the 21st, 9/11 is still the granddaddy of all false flags—so far. Much worse is still to come, unless people get really organized.

The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 Disaster will shortly be observed this year.  No single event in recent history has had such an impact on history itself.  I, and many, many others have been writing on it, and the still un-answered questions about it, from the time almost immediately after it happened.  In the view of many of us, the truth about what really happened has yet to be told.  On September 10-11, at New York City’s Cooper union, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, the NY State Legislative Action Project for 9/11 Justice, the 9/11 Consensus Panel, and the 9/11 Truth Action Project will be holding the next in the series of “Justice in Focus” symposia on the topic of “9/11 Truth” which have been held annually for some years now.

Hitler’s power grab: The Enabling Act. (March 1933). The Nazis’ payoff for their high-handed false flag which enabled it.

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“9/11” is a subject that I have visited periodically over the years, most recently on The Greanville Post last April, upon the publication of the redacted version of “The 28 Pages.”   This time around I thought to go back to some of my earliest writing on the subject.  It appeared on a long-closed webmagazine called “The Political Junkies.net.” This time around, because the 9/11 disaster and the U.S. Republican government’s response to  it has had such a profound impact on world affairs, the multi-faceted and super-deadly current conflict in the Middle East being just one of them, I thought that it might be useful to re-visit a singular event that occurred a long time ago, that also had a huge impact in subsequent years,  That would be the Reichstag Fire, that occurred in Berlin, Germany, on February 27, 1933, just about a month after Adolf Hitler became the German Chancellor.  There are some remarkable comparisons between the governmental responses to the two events, of which this column will only scratch the surface.  This text is drawn from several columns of mine on the subject of 9/11 and the Reichstag Fire which I have written over the years, the first being done in November, 2001.

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From the You’ve Got To Be Fucking Kidding Me / Arrest Obama Files…

McClatchy:

Syrian rebel whose group is linked to al Qaida visited U.S.

A senior figure from a Syrian rebel group with links to al Qaida was allowed into the United States for a brief visit, raising questions about how much the Obama administration will compromise in the search for partners in the conflict.

 

If you haven’t read my piece Why ISIS Exists: The Double Game you should probably do so now.
A Syrian opposition official with knowledge of the matter said it shouldn’t have been surprising that he was allowed entry because Ahrar al Sham is not among U.S.-designated terrorist groups.

 

Well, look at that. Al Qaeda partner group isn’t listed.  Washington’s buddies:

Ahrar al-Sham’s apocalyptic vision for Syria and beyond

 

They think you’re stupid. Perhaps you are.

 

 

On May 12, at dawn, members of Al Nusra and an allied Syrian rebel group known as Ahrar al-Sham stormed the Alawite village of Al-Zahraa, reportedly killing 19 people and abducting 120 others. In typical Salafist fashion, Ahrar al-Sham then posted a grisly YouTube video showing jihadis chanting Allahu akbar – “God is great” – and pointing in triumph to a bloody female body sprawled across the floor.

 

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Machiavellian strategy: half the job is creating the problem, the other half is solving it.

The modern version is known as the “Strategy of Tension.”

CNN:

Investigators think that as the San Bernardino, California, massacre was happening, female shooter Tashfeen Malik posted a pledge of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Facebook, three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation told CNN.

Malik’s post was made on an account with a different name, one U.S. official said. The officials did not explain how they knew Malik made the post.

(FILES) -- A TV grab from the Qatar-base

More: Corbett’s Video Series on Gladio B with Sibel Edmonds.

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Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds elaborates on the Turkish branch of NATO/CIA’s “stay behind armies” code named Gladio.  This little known history should be lesson number one on how the world actually works.  Operation Gladio in Europe was exposed by the Prime Minister of Italy for blowing up civilians, murdering them, in order to blame on communist cells, those “Red Factions.”

Sibel contends that the European operations of Gladio were shut down after Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti ‘s public exposure in October of 1990, but that Gladio in Turkey continued.  It continues to this day in Turkey and is aimed outward at the surrounding nations.  Note Syria, which was invaded by foreign Islamists hosted right on Turkey’s territory.  This relates to the wars in Kosovo, Bosnia and Chechnya too.  Anyone familiar with the latest Boston bombing case knows the name Chechnya.

This is An Extended History Lesson

 

Continued: Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI.

More info:

BBC: Operation Gladio, 1992

Turkey’s Killing Machine: The Contra-Guerrilla Force
By Serdar Celik

The Strategy of Tension
by Nafeez Ahmed

Terrorism in Western Europe: An Approach
to NATO’s Secret Stay-Behind Armies
by Daniele Ganser

NATO’s Secret Armies
Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe
By Ganser Daniele
Published December 22nd 2004 by Routledge – 336 pages

 

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