by Hsing Lee
In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the events on 9/11
through recent history. We looked at the events in the 1980s and early 1990s
during which US corporations were having very little success making headway
into Asian and Caspian energy markets.
In Part 2, we take a look at the Project For a New American Century, and
continue our "follow the money" timeline.
June 3, 1997 – 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 its 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
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 of 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 $3million, 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 tetraethyl 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 it plans to spend tens of
billions rebuilding the infrastructure that it 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, which
makes 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 US, 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.
Khalid Bin Mahfouz, one of Amerada Hess’ partners in Delta Hess, and thus a
partner of Thomas Kean, is also the brother in law of Osama Bin Laden, as
testified to by James Woolsey in 1998. One of Mahfouz’s younger sisters is
married to Osama Bin Laden…
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 department of energy…
"…In July 1998, Indonesia's government announced that it would postpone
exploration at the giant 42 trillion cubic feet Natuna natural gas field
operated by Exxon (Mobil holds a 26 percent stake as well, with Indonesia's
Pertamina holding 24 percent). 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
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 its 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 – The CIA begins operating in Afghanistan, according to the
Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, the man who broke Watergate…
"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. 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.
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
February 2001 – The Carlyle Group’s subsidiary EG&G sets up a homeland
defence page on its website (now deleted), stressing the importance of
homeland defence 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 to "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 General 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.
Sept. 11, 2001 – Almost 3,000 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 28, 2001 – The UN lifts sanctions against 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
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 its 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 1970s.
November 2001 – Somalia is accused of having terrorist training camps
connected to Osama Bin Laden.
December 2001 – Enron officially goes broke, after bankrupting employees
401ks 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 its
military presence in Saudi Arabia, and just like in ’96 after the US got its
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, which 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, it agrees to set up a
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
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 it has had union
problems in 2001, for a tidy profit.
August 2002 - Rand Corporation analyst Laurent Murawiec, speaks at a defence
policy board meeting, a think-tank for Secretary of Defence 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
September 2002 – G W Bush publishes the new national security strategy for
the United States. 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 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, defence and security contractors, while taking
away the public’s ability to sue for injury or death.
Nov. 15, 2002 – The Bush and Blair governments begin their bombing campaign
in Iraq, to "soften up" Iraq for invasion, months before officially
invading Iraq. Bombing continues Nov. 18, 21, 22, 23 and 28.
December 2002 – The unilateral bombing of Iraq continues Dec. 1, 2, 4, 10,
14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 26, 29, 30 and 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, and
partner with Osama Bin Laden’s brother-in-law Khalid Bin Mahfouz in the Delta
Hess Caspian oil and gas consortium, is appointed by G W Bush to head the
Shares in Amerada Hess move from a low of $49.68 in November 2002 to $54.66
as of Dec. 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,
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, which makes specialty fuel and water bladders, tires, submarine parts
and HAZMAT suits for both domestic and military 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 it 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
The fat cats continue to get rich, while the Dow tumbled from 11,000 to 8,303
and the NASDAQ has crashed from 5,000 to 1,348 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
percent and 35 percent of her salary.
December 2002 – Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts are 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.
The third and final part of this feature will be available in
Remember 9/11 part one
Hsing Lee can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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