Essay by Mark Gorton of Tower Research
50 Years of Deep State
As I researched the events surrounding 9/11, it did not take me long to recognize that the official story of 9/11 was a cover for a much darker truth. By the time I started studying the 9/11 attacks, I had a good deal of experience studying domestic criminal operations masterminded by George H. W. Bush. I had an appreciation of the many levels on which his plots work and the shear breadth and scope of them. I was already familiar with many black op techniques: security pull backs, congressional investigations as part of a domestic plot, the secret government, etc. So I was well equipped to be able to start my investigation into 9/11.
Yet despite my knowledge of the criminal cabal embedded within our government, for the first 11 years after 9/11, it never occurred to me that there might be anything more to the story of 9/11 than the standard story believed by most Americans.
Now, after a year and a half of research, I understand the basic structure and many of the elements of the 9/11 plot. However, the 9/11 plot is still relatively young and fresh and no doubt revelations will continue for the next 50 years. Much of the detail of the events surrounding the Coup of ’63 has only come to light in the last 10 or 20 years as many people who kept silent for decades slowly felt comfortable telling their stories and long classified records came to light. 9/11 was a massive operation, and only the most visible elements of the plot have been investigated. But despite the mass of information yet to be discovered, enough information exists to clearly demonstrate that 9/11 was a massive, domestic run, black op.
The key players behind 9/11 were The Bush Family (George H.W., George W., and Marvin, and perhaps others), Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, the neocons surrounding PNAC (Paul Wolfowitz, Scooter Libby, Richard Armitage), Saudi Prince Bandar, Saudi Intelligence and senior Saudi leadership (get more names), elements of the US military, elements within the CIA and the FBI, the ISI (Pakistani Intelligence), (write more)
The 9/11 attacks
Saudi Government involvement in the 9/11 attacks: Superficially, the story behind 9/11 attacks is that a group of Muslim fundamentalists hijacked planes and crashed them into the WTC and Pentagon. However, a deeper look shows these hijackers to be puppets manipulated by a series of intelligence agencies, and these intelligence agencies are then connected to the global criminal syndicate centered upon the Bush family and the Saudi leadership. The 2002 Congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks contained a section named: “specific sources of foreign support” for the hijackers. President Bush censored these 28 full pages from the report. In 2013, after great effort, Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) were allowed to read the classified section. They said they were, “absolutely shocked” at levels of foreign state involvement in the attacks.
The hijackers were funded by Saudi and Pakistani intelligence. The wife of Saudi Prince Bandar sent checks totaling $130,000 to Saudi agents that was then funneled to the hijackers. But beyond the funding, the hijackers required operational support in order to be able to pull off the hijackings. All along the way, the hijackers had their hands held by either Saudi or Pakistani operatives. Senator Bob Graham, who co-headed the 2002 joint congressional inquiries into the 9/11 attacks, filed a sworn affidavit in 2012 which said, “I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia.” Eckehardt Werthebach, former head of Germany’s domestic intelligence service said, “Such a sophisticated operation would require the fixed frame of a state intelligence organization, something not found in a loose group like the one lead by the student Mohammed Atta in Hamburg.” The rulers of Saudi Arabia are very conservative. They are among the very richest people on the planet. Saudi Arabia is a very close ally to the U.S. The Saudi ambassador to the U.S. from 1983 – 2005 was Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Prince Bandar was so close to George H.W. Bush that he was often described as a member of the former president’s family and was given the nickname Bandar Bush.
So why would the rulers of Saudi Arabia risk bringing the wrath of the U.S. down upon them by attacking a close ally? How could the rulers of Saudi Arabia be certain that in the days after the 9/11 attacks President Bush would open the closed U.S. airspace to only allow flights of senior Saudi’s including relatives of Osama Bin Laden to leave the country without being questioned? How could the rulers of Saudi Arabia know that the Bush administration would suppress, censor, and downplay information related to Saudi government involvement in the 9/11 attacks? How could the Saudi rulers be certain that the Bush administration would commit acts of treason to protect an enemy state that attacked America?
The answer to these questions is that the Saudi rulers would never have risked such a foolhardy attack without the prior knowledge, consent and support of President Bush, Vice President Cheney and the people around them. Attacking America was the one thing that could have displaced the rulers of Saudi Arabia from their extremely cushy spot awash in oil, cash, palaces, power, and women. The Saudi rulers would have needed great assurances that their complicity in these attacks would not have been allowed to blow back at them. A further examination of evidence surrounding the 9/11 attacks will show that 9/11 was a Bush Syndicate plot in which the Saudis were complicit rather than a Saudi plot in which the Bush Syndicate was complicit.
The popular perception of al-Qaeda is that its members were crazy zealots in a holy war against the United States. But historically, al-Qaeda has functioned more like a freelance mercenary army guided by the CIA through the proxies of the Saudi and Pakistani intelligence services. Al-Qaeda evolved out of the CIA funded mujahedeen army that fought the Soviets in the 1980’s in Afghanistan. After driving the Soviets from Afghanistan, the radical fundamentalist mujahedeen fighters were reorganized under the banner of al-Qaeda and were employed as mercenaries on behalf of U.S. and Saudi Oil companies and the CIA fighting proxy wars against Russian influence in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kosovo, and Azerbaijan. Al-Qaeda’s actions served to destabilize Central Asia and shift control of the natural resources of Central Asia from Russian to U.S. and Saudi control. A key organization guiding the U.S. effort to control the oil and gas of Azerbaijan was the US Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce whose members included Dick Cheney, Richard Armitage, Richard Perle and James Baker III. The core of the 9/11 operation centered around the Bush Syndicate and the leaders of the Saudi Government and Intelligence agencies. This network of individuals had been working together since the mid-1970’s and the formation of the Safari Club. The Saudi/U.S. intelligence cabal was involved in the CIA/Republican Counter Surprise, Iran-Contra, BCCI, and numerous oil and natural gas deals throughout the middle-East, Azerbaijan, and Afghanistan.
Saudi intelligence operatives paved the way for the hijackers by setting up apartments, providing phones, paying rent, and setting up meetings to get the hijackers established in America. The hijackers were shepherded and guided around the US by Saudi intelligence agents and their allies in the U.S. In addition, many of the flight schools at which the pilot hijackers attended were owned by people with connections to Saudi Intelligence.
The hijackers were also supported by the Pakistani government. Director General of the ISI (Pakistan’s CIA) Lt. General Mahmood Ahmed ordered $100,000 transferred to the account of Mohammed Atta, one of the lead coordinators of the hijackers. As an interesting side note, at the time of the 9/11 attacks General Mahmood was meeting with Senator Bob Graham and Representative Porter Goss who would both go on to head the first congressional 9/11 investigation. Porter Goss was a CIA covert operative who worked closely with many people involved in the Coup of ’63.