"In time of war the first casualty is truth." (Boake Carter)
Events along Time Line before September 11th - all Coincidence?
web posted 3 Dec '01 - edited
19 Dec '01
Summary of this page:
A timeline listing of crucial events both before and after the September 11th suicide attacks establishes CIA foreknowledge of them and strongly suggests that there was criminal complicity on the part of the U.S. government. Examples:
July '01 - Three American officials meet with Taliban representatives in Berlin and tell them that the U.S. is planning military strikes against Afghanistan in October.
June '01 - German intelligence, the BND, warns the CIA that Middle Eastern terrorists are "planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture."
July - While in a Dubai hospital receiving treatment for a chronic kidney infection Osama bin Laden met with a top CIA official.
August 2001 - Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian intelligence to warn the U.S. government "in the strongest possible terms" of imminent attacks on airports and government buildings.
September 6-7 '01 - a dramatic and abnormal increase in sales of put options on United Air Lines stock....
Timeline of events around September 11th
[bold text marked and text links by Ralph]
It gets worse, much worse. A more complete timeline listing crucial events
both before and after the September 11th suicide attacks, which have been
blamed on bin Laden, establishesCIA foreknowledge of them and strongly
suggests that there was criminal complicity on the part of the U.S.
government in their execution. It also makes clear that the events which have
taken place since September 11th are based upon an agenda that has little to
do with the attacks.
One wonders how these events could have been ignored by the major media or
treated as isolated incidents. Failing that, how could skilled news agencies
avoid being outraged, or at least even just a little suspicious?
1998 and 2000 - Former President George H.W. Bush travels to Saudi Arabia
on behalf of the privately owned Carlyle Group, the 11th largest defense
contractor in the U.S. While there he meets privately with the Saudi royal
family and the bin Laden family. [Source: Wall Street Journal, Sept. 27,
2001. See also FTW, Vol. IV, No 7 - "The Best Enemies Money Can Buy," -
Feb 13, 2001 - UPI Terrorism Correspondent Richard Sale - while covering a
trial of bin Laden's Al Q'aeda followers - reports that the National Security
Agency has broken bin Laden's encrypted communications. Even if this
indicates that bin Laden changed systems in February it does not mesh with
the fact that the government insists that the attacks had been planned for
May 2001 - Secretary of State Colin Powell gives $43 million in aid to the
Taliban regime, purportedly to assist hungry farmers who are starving since
the destruction of their opium crop in January on orders of the Taliban
regime. [Source: The Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2001].
May, 2001 - Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, a career covert
operative and former Navy Seal, travels to India on a publicized tour while
CIA Director George Tenet makes a quiet visit to Pakistan to meet with
Pakistani leader General Pervez Musharraf. Armitage has long and deep
Pakistani intelligence connections and he is the recipient of the highest
civil decoration awarded by Pakistan. It would be reasonable to assume that
while in Islamabad, Tenet, in what was described as "an unusually long
meeting," also met with his Pakistani counterpart, Lt. General Mahmud Ahmad,
head of the ISI. [Source The Indian SAPRA news agency, May 22, 2001.]
July, 2001 - Three American officials: Tom Simmons (former U.S. Ambassador
to Pakistan), Karl Inderfurth (former Assistant Secretary of State for South
Asian affairs) and Lee Coldren (former State Department expert on South
Asia), meet with Taliban representatives in Berlin and tell them that the
U.S. is planning military strikes against Afghanistan in October. Also
present are Russian and German intelligence officers who confirm the threat.
[Source: The Guardian, September 22, 2001; the BBC, September 18, 2001.]
Summer 2001 - According to a Sept. 26 story in Britain's The Guardian,
correspondent David Leigh reported that, "U.S. department of defense
official, Dr. Jeffrey Starr, visited Tajikistan in January. The Guardian's
Felicity Lawrence established that US Rangers were also training special
troops in Kyrgyzstan. There were unconfirmed reports that Tajik and Uzbek
special troops were training in Alaska and Montana."
Summer 2001 (est.) - Pakistani ISI Chief General Mahmud (see above) orders
an aide to wire transfer $100,000 to Mohammed Atta, who was according to the
FBI, the lead terrorist in the suicide hijackings. Mahmud recently resigned
after the transfer was disclosed in India and confirmed by the FBI. [Source:
The Times of India, October 11, 2001.]
June 2001 - German intelligence, the BND, warns the CIA and Israel that
Middle Eastern terrorists are "planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use
as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture."
[Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, September 14, 2001.]
Summer 2001 - An Iranian man phones U.S. law enforcement to warn of an
imminent attack on the World Trade Center in the week of September 9th.
German police confirm the calls but state that the U.S. Secret Service would
not reveal any further information. [Source: German news agency "online.ie",
September 14, 2001.]
August 2001 - The FBI arrests an Islamic militant linked to bin Laden in
Boston. French intelligence sources confirm that the man is a key member of
bin Laden's network and the FBI learns that he has been taking flying
lessons. At the time of his arrest the man is in possession of technical
information on Boeing aircraft and flight manuals. [Source: Reuters,
Summer 2001 - Russian intelligence notifies the CIA that 25 terrorist
pilots have been specifically training for suicide missions. This is reported
in the Russian press and news stories are translated for FTW by a retired CIA
August 2001 - Russian President Vladimir Putin orders Russian
intelligence to warn the U.S. government "in the strongest possible terms" of
imminent attacks on airports and government buildings. [Source: MS-NBC
interview with Putin, September 15.]
August/September, 2001 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average drops nearly
900 points in the three weeks prior to the attack. A major stock market crash
Sept. 3-10, 2001 - MS-NBC reports on September 16 that a caller to a
Cayman Islands radio talk show gave several warnings of an imminent attack on
the U.S. by bin Laden in the week prior to 9/11.
September 1-10, 2001 - 25,000 British troops and the largest British
Armada since the Falkland Islands War, part of Operation "Essential Harvest,"
are pre-positioned in Oman, the closest point on the Arabian Peninsula to
Pakistan. At the same time two U.S. carrier battle groups arrive on station
in the Gulf of Arabia just off the Pakistani coast. Also at the same time,
some 17,000 U.S. troops join more than 23,000 NATO troops in Egypt for
Operation "Bright Star." All of these forces are in place before the first
plane hits the World Trade Center. [Sources: The Guardian, CNN, FOX, The
Observer, International Law Professor Francis Boyle, the University of
September 6-7, 2001 - 4,744 put options (a speculation that the stock will go down) are purchased on United Air Lines stock as opposed to only 396 call options (speculation that the stock will go up). This is a dramatic and
abnormal increase in sales of put options. Many of the UAL puts are purchased
through Deutschebank/AB Brown, a firm managed until 1998 by the current
Executive Director of the CIA, A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard. [Source: The Herzliyya
International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism, http://www.ict.org.il/,
September 21; The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal.]
September 10, 2001 - 4,516 put options are purchased on American Airlines
as compared to 748 call options. [Source: ICT - above]
September 6-11, 2001 - No other airlines show any similar trading
patterns to those experienced by UAL and American. The put option purchases
on both airlines were 600% above normal. This at a time when Reuters
(September 10) issues a business report stating, "Airline stocks may be
poised to take off."
September 6-10, 2001 - Highly abnormal levels of put options are
purchased in Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, AXA Re(insurance) which owns 25%
of American Airlines, and Munich Re. All of these companies are directly
impacted by the September 11 attacks. [Source: ICT, above; FTW, Vol. IV,
No.7, October 18, 2001, http://www.copvcia.com/members/oct152001.html. ]
It has been documented that the CIA, the Israeli Mossad and many other
intelligence agencies monitor stock trading in real time using highly
advanced programs reported to be descended from Promis software. This is to
alert national intelligence services of just such kinds of attacks. Promis
was reported, as recently as June, 2001 to be in Osama bin Laden's possession
and, as a result of recent stories by FOX, both the FBI and the Justice
Department have confirmed its use for U.S. intelligence gathering through at
least this summer. This would confirm that CIA had additional advance warning
of imminent attacks. [Sources: The Washington Times, June 15, 2001; FOX
News, October 16, 2001; FTW, October 26, 2001, -
FTW, Vol. IV, No.6, Sept. 18, 2001 -
FTW, Vol. 3, No 7, 9/30/00 -
September 11, 2001 - Gen Mahmud of the ISI (see above), friend of
Mohammed Atta, is visiting Washington on behalf of the Taliban. [Source:
MS-NBC, Oct. 7.]
September 11, 2001, For 35 minutes, from 8:15 AM until 9:05 AM,
with it widely known within the FAA and the military that four planes have been
simultaneously hijacked and taken off course, no one notifies the President
of the United States. It is not until 9:30 that any Air Force planes are
scrambled to intercept, but by then it is too late. This means that the
National Command Authority waited for 75 minutes before scrambling aircraft,
even though it was known that four simultaneous hijackings had occurred - an
event that has never happened in history. [Sources: CNN, ABC, MS-NBC, The Los
Angeles Times, The New York Times.]
September 13, 2001 - China is admitted to the World Trade Organization
quickly, after 15 years of unsuccessful attempts. [Source: The New York
Times, Sept. 30, 2001.]
September 15, 2001 - The New York Times reports that Mayo Shattuck III
has resigned, effective immediately, as head of the Alex (A.B) Brown unit of
September 29, 2001 - The San Francisco Chronicle reports that $2.5
million in put options on American Airlines and United Airlines are
unclaimed. This is likely the result of the suspension in trading on the NYSE
after the attacks which gave the Securities and Exchange Commission time to
be waiting when the owners showed up to redeem their put options.
October 10, 2001 - The Pakistani newspaper The Frontier Post reports that
U.S. Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain has paid a call on the Pakistani oil
minister. A previously abandoned Unocal pipeline from Turkmenistan, across
Afghanistan, to the Pakistani coast, for the purpose of selling oil and gas to China, is now back on the table "in view of recent geopolitical
Mid October, 2001 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average, after having
suffered a precipitous drop has recovered most of its pre-attack losses.
Although still weak, and vulnerable to negative earnings reports, a crash has
been averted by a massive infusion of government spending on defense
programs, subsidies for "affected" industries and planned tax cuts for
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Bin Laden Met with the CIA in July and Walked Away -
by Michael C. Ruppert
IF CIA AND THE GOVERNMENT WEREN'T INVOLVED IN
THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS WHAT WERE THEY DOING?
[Those who've been reading my posts will already be familiar with most of the
information contained in this article. There are at least 10 parts below
that are based on information I supplied Mike, starting the day after the
attacks -- when I suggested he investigate suspicious trades and then
followed up a few days later with a report of the first published item about
it, in Sweden. You may not like what I post, but it would be a good idea to
pay attention, for your own good as well as the country's. I suppose most of
you have forgotten that I posted information months ago that war stocks were
"in" -- a definite sign of impending war. Significantly, some of the most
mysterious sales and buys can be linked through family ties to Koffi Annan. - Mike Ruppert] -
FTW, November 2, 2001 - 1200 PST -- On October 31, the French daily Le Figaro
dropped a bombshell. While in a Dubai hospital receiving treatment for a
chronic kidney infection last July, Osama bin Laden met with a top CIA
official - presumably the Chief of Station. The meeting, held in bin Laden's
private suite, took place at the American hospital in Dubai at a time when he
was a wanted fugitive for the bombings of two U.S. embassies and this year's
attack on the U.S.S. Cole. Bin Laden was eligible for execution according to
a 2000 intelligence finding issued by President Bill Clinton before leaving
office in January. Yet on July 14th he was allowed to leave Dubai on a
private jet and there were no Navy fighters waiting to force him down.
In 1985 Oliver North - the only member of the Reagan-Bush years who doesn't
appear to have a hand in the current war - sent the Navy and commandos after
terrorists on the cruise ship Achille Lauro. In his 1991 autobiography "Under
Fire," while describing terrorist Abu Abbas, North wrote, "I used to wonder:
how many dead Americans will it take before we do something?" One could look
at the number of Americans Osama bin Laden is alleged to have killed before
September 11 and ask the same question.
The story says that, "Throughout his stay in the hospital, Osama Bin Laden
received visits from many family members [There goes the story that he's a
black sheep!] and Saudi Arabian Emirate personalities of status. During this
time the local representative of the CIA was seen by many people taking the
elevator and going to bin Laden's room.
"Several days later the CIA officer bragged to his friends about having
visited the Saudi millionaire. From authoritative sources, this CIA agent
visited CIA headquarters on July 15tth, the day after bin Laden's departure
"According to various Arab diplomatic sources and French intelligence itself,
precise information was communicated to the CIA concerning terrorist attacks
aimed at American interests in the world, including its own territory.".
"Extremely bothered, they [American intelligence officers in a meeting with
French intelligence officers] requested from their French peers exact details
about the Algerian activists [connected to bin Laden through Dubai banking
institutions], without explaining the exact nature of their inquiry. When
asked the question, "What do you fear in the coming days?' the Americans
responded with incomprehensible silence.".
"On further investigation, the FBI discovered certain plans that had been put
together between the CIA and its "Islamic friends" over the years. The
meeting in Dubai is, so it would seem, consistent with 'a certain American
Even though Le Figaro reported that it had confirmed with hospital staff that
bin Laden had been there as reported, stories printed on November 1 contained
quotes from hospital staff that these reports were untrue. On November 1, as
reported by the Ananova press agency, the CIA flatly denied that any meeting
between any CIA personnel and Osama bin Laden at any time.
In the most ironic twist of all, FTW has learned that Le Figaro is owned by
the Carlyle Group, the American defense contractor which employs George Bush
Sr., and which had as investors - until they sold their stake on October 26 -
the bin Laden family.
Who do you believe? In coming stories FTW will prove to you that this war,
which according to Dick Cheney, may not end in out lifetimes, has been in the
works for at least four years.