9/11 - The Covid 19 Forerunner
The War on Terror was as vague, pointless, and destructive as the current War on Covid.
Last week was the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack.
It coincided with the ironic return of the Taliban to power.
To mark the occasion, Joe Biden ordered a drone strike on an innocent family, killing a charity worker and seven children who had gathered around their father and uncle’s car as he returned home to bring them all water. One child was two.
The Americans say they are sorry, but nobody in the top brass will be fired, despite the highest military commander previously describing the missile attack as a ‘righteous strike’. In the words of the Secretary of Defense, “We apologise, and we will endeavour to learn from this horrible mistake.”
Biden remains the return of ‘the nice guy’ to the highest political office on the planet and will face no consequences. For context, Trump was impeached for a phone call to the Ukrainian president asking for aid in the ongoing criminal investigation of the Biden family.
Media narratives are stubborn things - facts do not often disrupt them.
As we reflect on two decades of a war on terror, in which in responding to an attack that killed 3000, millions died, I have been thinking about how our own grand narrative of a global war on covid mirrors that other pointless war.
Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Prime Minister, recently stated that just as travel never went back to normal after 9/11, so too will travel never go back to normal in our covid era.
Once you think about the connection she drew between 9/11 and covid, the parallels begin to seem eerie, and very ominous.
A mysterious foreign threat; intense government response arguably worse than the threat; emerging western connections to the foreign attack; complete ignorance of normal and obvious mitigations; a forever war which attacks Christianity.
Like the war on covid, the war on terror and the 9/11 event itself functioned less as a war based on fact and sober risk assessment, but on myth and risk obsession.
The Anglosphere was not honestly spying on your phone calls to keep you safe. Gaddafi was not impaled to end any kind of terror or help the Libyan people. These were just acts of conquest, with the cover of risk avoidance, in order to extend liberal imperialism.
The act of remembering, of recalling contradictions, and drawing attention to power behind the curtain, is now an act of civil disobedience. Whilst such speech previously drew irritation or exasperation, it is fast being considered dangerous violence, threatening the risk-avoidance regime.
Join me on a violent recollection of the war on terror and its sequel, the war on illness and busyness at hospitals.
Murky origin stories
To begin with, the virus appeared in Wuhan - which is famous for being the home of a laboratory that collects bats and studies coronaviruses. We also have compelling evidence that not only are viruses studied there, but the US also funds gain of function on those viruses, meaning the viruses are deliberately made human-transmissible.
But you are not meant to talk about this.
Initially, even pointing out the Wuhan origin was considered racist. American politicians took photos of themselves eating Chinese food and railed at Trump’s Chinese travel ban to draw attention to this racism.
And then when it was discovered that it was American researchers driving Wuhan’s insane research, any discussion of that fact was labeled with the old canard of crazy conspiracy theorizing.
There are similar issues in the 9/11 story.
You are not allowed to talk about World Trade Centre Building 7, which collapsed at freefall speed despite not being hit by a plane.
You are not allowed to question the implausibility of an intact passport, used to identify a hijacker, being discovered on the streets of Manhattan - ostensibly surviving the explosion and raging fires which melted steel and destroyed the planes’ black boxes.
You must not wonder why nothing has been made of the fact that the hijackers rented an apartment from a paid FBI informant months before the attacks, and that information was reported on in the 9/11 Commission but kept classified in the famously redacted 28 pages related to Saudi Arabia and the material aid given by that country to the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi. (None were Afghans or Iraqis, countries later invaded by the US in response to the attacks.)
The only arrests made on 9/11 were citizens of another US ally, Israel, arrested when a new Jersey housewife spotted a group of them celebrating the explosions from a distance. Official FBI and police records note traces of explosives were discovered in their van, that they worked for a Mossad front company, and that they were quietly deported to Israel after repeatedly failing lie detector tests whilst in detention.
The arrests of Israeli nationals did not end with these strange dancing Israelis.
Do any of you remember those strange and aggressive salespeople of Dead Sea beauty products in shopping malls? Why were they so pushy and what were they doing in countries all around the world?
In the United States at the beginning of 2001, something similar occurred. Israeli art students started appearing in public aggressively selling art. They would even arrive at government buildings to do so. Eventually US federal agents realized that they were being targeted specifically. According to liberal magazine, Salon, the practice carried on for years and nobody ever got to the bottom of it.
“In some cases, the Israelis visited locations not known to the public -- areas without street addresses, for example, or DEA offices not identified as such -- leading authorities to suspect that information had been gathered from prior surveillance or perhaps electronically, from credit cards and other sources. One Israeli was discovered holding banking receipts for substantial sums of money, close to $180,000 in withdrawals and deposits over a two-month period. A number of the Israelis resided for a period of time in Hollywood, Fla. -- the small city where Mohammed Atta and three terrorist comrades lived for a time before Sept. 11.”
It gets even stranger:
“According to one account, some 140 Israeli nationals were detained or arrested between March 2001 and Sept. 11, 2001. Many of them were deported… After the Sept. 11 attacks, many more young Israelis -- 60, according to one AP dispatch and other reports -- were detained and deported.
“The "art students" followed a predictable modus operandi. They generally worked in teams, typically consisting of a driver, who was the team leader, and three or four subordinates. The driver would drop the "salespeople" off at a given location and return to pick them up some hours later. The "salespeople" entered offices or approached agents in their offices or homes. Sometimes they pitched their artwork -- landscapes, abstract works, homemade pins and other items they carried about in portfolios…
“They were described as "aggressive" in their sales pitch and "evasive" when questioned by wary agents. The females among them were invariably described as "very attractive" -- "blondes in tight shorts or jeans, real lookers," as one DEA agent put it to Salon. "They were flirty, flipping the hair, looking at you, smiling. 'Hey, how are you? Let me show you this.' Everything a woman would do if she wanted to get something out of you." Some agents noted that the "students" made repeated attempts to avoid facility security personnel by trying to enter federal buildings through back doors and side entrances.
“The document detailing most of this information was an internal DEA memo: a 60-page report drawn up in June 2001 by the DEA's Office of Security Programs. The document was meant only for the eyes of senior officials at the Justice Department (of which the DEA is adjunct), but it was leaked to the press as early as December 2001 and by mid-March had been made widely available to the public.”
French reporting of these strange activities would be even more shocking:
“However, Intelligence Online and then France's newspaper of record, Le Monde, came to a much more definite -- and explosive -- conclusion. This was the jackpot, they concluded, a proven spy ring run by the Mossad or the Israeli government. Thus you had Intelligence Online leading its Feb. 28 piece with the statement that "a huge Israeli spy ring operating in the United States was rolled up," and you had Le Monde trumpeting on March 5 that a "vast Israeli spy network" had been dismantled in the "largest case of Israeli spying" since 1985, when mole Jonathan Pollard was busted selling Pentagon secrets to the Mossad. Reuters that same day went with the headline "U.S. Busts Big Israeli Spy Ring," sourcing Le Monde’s story.
“The two French journals came to conclusions that the memo itself clearly did not. And yet they had unearthed some intriguing material. Six of the "students" were apparently carrying cell phones purchased by a former Israeli vice consul to the United States. According to Le Monde, two of the "students" had traveled from Hamburg to Miami to visit an FBI agent in his home, then boarded a flight to Chicago and visited the home of a Justice Dept. agent, then hopped a direct flight to Toronto -- all in one day. According to Intelligence Online, more than one-third of the students, who were spread out in 42 cities, lived in Florida, several in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- one-time home to at least 10 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers. In at least one case, the students lived just a stone's throw from homes and apartments where the Sept. 11 terrorists resided: In Hollywood, several students lived at 4220 Sheridan St., just down the block from the 3389 Sheridan St. apartment where terrorist mastermind Mohammed Atta holed up with three other Sept. 11 plotters. Many of the students, the DEA report noted, had backgrounds in Israeli military intelligence and/or electronics surveillance; one was the son of a two-star Israeli general, and another had served as a bodyguard to the head of the Israeli army.”
The very pro-Israel Fox News channel would briefly report on this mystery in the wake of 9/11 but the story went nowhere. The video segments remain on YouTube for now, and it is quite shocking to watch them 20 years later, realizing nobody ever followed up on this. Please do watch in full:
Did the Mossad have foreknowledge of the attacks?
From the clip above:
HUME: “Carl, what about this question of advanced knowledge of what was going to happen on 9/11? How clear are investigators that some Israeli agents may have known something?”
CAMERON: “Well it’s very explosive information obviously and there is a great deal of evidence that they say they have collected. None of it necessarily conclusive. It’s more when they put it all together a big question they say is, ‘How could they have not known?’ — almost a direct quote, Brit.”
When it comes to the question of foreknowledge, the sheer volume of warnings the US government ignored must also be remembered:
Bush would say they simply had no idea that planes would be used in this way.
He did receive warnings about hijackings by Al Qaeda and the World Trade Center had previously been bombed. Yet not much was done. Bizarre.
The fact that Bin Laden had previously been funded by the CIA as a mujahedeen is well-documented. He was very well-known to authorities. I even recall a Muslim friend at school giving a speech about him in early 2001 in South Africa.
There are interesting corollaries to covid in this regard. Its origins also emanated from western activity overseas…
First of all, I have already documented how money was being poured into coronavirus research in Wuhan. That research involved collecting viruses and making them transmissible. This was done in response to Sars - which, while far deadlier than covid, had not been very infectious for humans.
The details of what researchers were trying to do are almost too shocking for words.
In 2018, the University of North Carolina and the Wuhan Institute of Virology applied for funding from the US Department of Defense for the creation of an airborne coronavirus to be released into bat caves in China - ostensibly to vaccinate bats. The New York Post reports:
“Chinese scientists wanted to genetically engineer coronaviruses that were more infectious to humans and then conduct experiments on live bats about 18 months before the first COVID-19 cases emerged — but a US Department of Defence agency rejected the funding proposal, leaked documents reveal.”
Most shocking of all, and as I have reported before, they wanted to introduce human ‘cleavage’ sites into their collection of coronaviruses:
“They also planned to alter coronaviruses to infect humans more easily by introducing ‘human-specific cleavage sites’ to bat coronaviruses.”
The funding was apparently not granted, but given what happened later, could it be the researchers gained funding elsewhere?
Later in 2019, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates and the World Economic Forum, would run a simulation of a bat coronavirus pandemic, named ‘Event 2021’, in which it took a year for a vaccine to be developed to get it under control. This simulated coronavirus was to have a fatality rate of 10%. Could this planning have led to the lockdowns and draconian containment efforts to counter a coronavirus that would in reality have a fatality rate far less than 1%? One month later, China recorded its first covid case.
Both covid and 9/11 had cinematic myth-making prior to the events.
In 2011, Hollywood had produced the film Contagion, in which a bat virus goes from a pig to Gwyneth Paltrow in a Hong Kong restaurant and ends up killing 25 million people in short order. (There is even a villainous blogger in the film who disputes the vaccine and proposes a fake homeopathic remedy!)
Contagion has a 9/11 counterpart in the form of the 1998 Denzel Washington film, The Siege, in which CIA-managed Islamic terrorists brings New York to its knees. Washington plays a principled FBI agent who gradually becomes appalled at the measure taken by the military to attempt to foil terrorism. Annette Benning plays the CIA agent, sleeping with terrorists while alternately torturing them.
Given all the destruction which was to take place over the next 20-odd years in the name of government risk-management, this particular scene is quite poignant:
Washington’s character asks in this scene whether the terrorists’ true goal is not militant but one of fear - having Americans herd children into stadiums and put soldiers on every street… shred the Constitution just a little bit.
Well, covid completed the unfinished work of ‘terror’ in this regard.
Forgotten anthrax - a homegrown terror operation
Interestingly, there was a bio-weapon angle to 9/11 which has been shoved down the memory hole: anthrax. Like covid, it also involved American scientists and universities, and its origin was barely discussed, let alone solved.
One week after 9/11, anthrax, a deadly bacterium, was posted to news reporters, government officials, and US senators, getting ready to sign off on the Patriot Act, which would create the mass surveillance state.
The anthrax attacks, largely forgotten now, killed five people and escalated the sense that America was under sustained, unknown attack.
It was surmised by the likes of war-mongering senator, John McCain, that Iraq was behind the attacks, although we now know the anthrax strain came from a government lab, and, in fact, was not weaponized by any foreign actor. Only an American could have been responsible. And Islamic terrorism had nothing to do with it, let alone Iraq, who years later, would be shown to have nothing to do with 9/11, the anthrax, or be in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Bizarrely, journalists were tipped off before the attack to stock up on anthrax treatment (got to keep those guys safe!).
An American scientist, Bruce Ivins, remains the official suspect for the attacks, but the case was closed after he killed himself. Initially, another scientist, Steven Hatfill, a Rhodesian/South African trained pathologist, was named as the person of interest, and was surveilled by the FBI for more than two years, having his residence raided a number of times too. Eventually he would be paid $6 million in compensation for his persecution.
Seven years after the attack, attention turned to Ivins. The FBI has stated unequivocally that Ivins was the perpetrator without having to make the case in court owing to Ivins’s suicide.
But most remain unconvinced.
As Glenn Greenwald, who later broke the Edward Snowden story, notes:
“But virtually every mainstream institution other than the FBI harbored doubts. The New York Times quoted Ivins’ co-workers as calling into question the FBI’s claims (“The investigators looked around, they decided they had to find somebody”), and the paper also cited “vocal skepticism from key members of Congress.” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), one of the targets of the anthrax letters, said explicitly he did not believe Ivins could have carried out the attacks alone. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and then-Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), a physicist, said the same to me in interviews. The nation’s three largest newspapers — The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal — all editorially called for independent investigations on the grounds that the FBI’s evidence was inconclusive if not outright unconvincing. One of the country’s most prestigious science journals, Nature, published an editorial under the headline “Case Not Closed,” arguing, about the FBI’s key claims, that “the jury is still out on those questions.”
Basically the US government overstated the strength of their case that the anthrax mailed out was the same anthrax Ivins had access to as a government researcher.
“U.S. institutions seemingly agreed to simply move on without ever addressing lingering scientific and other evidentiary questions regarding whether Ivins was really involved in the anthrax attacks and, if so, how it was possible that he could have carried out this sophisticated attack within a top-secret U.S. Army lab acting alone. So whitewashed is this history that doubts about whether the FBI found the real perpetrator are now mocked by smug Smart People as a fringe conspiracy theory rather than what they had been: the consensus of mainstream institutions.”
What was truly crazy about the anthrax attack was that, as in Wuhan coronavirus research, the anthrax, a natural bacterium, had been weaponized to challenge vaccines, by the US government!
Notably, Dr Fauci was the US infectious disease expert, even back then, and thus the point man on anthrax (as he had also been for Aids) twenty years before he rose to global fame as the covid czar.
Like the Wuhan lab leak theory, the anthrax case, and its strange connection to 9/11 without having anything to do with figures outside the US government establishment, remains unresolved. Nobody talks about it. There is no mainstream media interest in getting to the bottom of it.
For both, the ramping up of government surveillance and control in their wakes, was simply regarded as rational and obvious, a fait accompli.
Cures worse than the disease
This strange momentum was exemplified by some of the reflexive actions taken by government in both instances.
With regards to covid, for a virus much tamer than was planned for in pandemic readiness protocol, suddenly arbitrary distance rules were enacted (to this day nobody knows where the 2 metre or 6 feet rule came from).
South African anti-lockdown insanity group, Panda, has put together the strange story of masks, which I follow over the next few paragraphs.
Panda reports correctly that masks were not part of any pre-existing pandemic plan. It is well-established cloth masks do not prevent respiratory virus transmission. Even surgical masks were found early in 2020 by the CDC not to prevent spread.
The WHO’s own studies confirmed this. Their website to this day states “widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence and there are other potential benefits and harms to consider.”
So why the obsession with masks?
Nobody really knows. But this BBC reporter recounts that WHO experts were overruled by political pressure.
It goes without saying at this point that the major donors to the WHO are the US, and the UK, and Bill Gates, in that order. Gates gives more than double compared to any other country.
What about the strange lockdowns? A grey WHO bureaucrat called Bruce Aylward figures in this regard. He believed China’s Wuhan lockdown had worked so well it was essential every country adopt the same strategy.
Of course, Wuhan had one lockdown and was soon back to normal. China stopped doing sensitive PCR tests and they don’t bother greatly with masks or enforce vaccination. China has no interest in allowing their citizens to die, by the way. They are in a demographic crisis and allow families to have three children now. They just… moved on.
Meanwhile, in the west, lockdowns dragged on for over a year and caused so much destruction that Dr David Nabarro, World Health Organization special envoy for Covid-19, admitted in October 2020 that lockdowns were a “global catastrophe”:
“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of the virus[…] it seems we may have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition […] This is a terrible, ghastly global catastrophe.”
Yet lockdowns remain in place around the world and have never been renounced by countries which implemented them. Even if they did work, which they don’t, what could possibly be worth doubling poverty for?
This bizarre momentum towards destructive irrationality was seen in the wake of 9/11.
It is little remembered that the Taliban did not plan or carry out 9/11. The Taliban even offered to hand over Bin laden and Al Qaeda if they were given a trial. Bush refused to negotiate. It would have been very quick and simple for Bush to bomb Al Qaeda camps and leave, but instead he launched a global democratic crusade which would see millions die, and more Americans die than in 9/11.
Bush, despite being known as a devout Christian, caused the disappearance of a million Christians from Iraq. He was warned. he did not care.
After he irrationally pivoted to Iraq, Obama would pivot to Syria and Libya, all of whom had nothing to do with Al Qaeda. The powers granted to the presidency during this period would mean Obama had the authority to drone-kill an American teenager with no trial in Yemen.
Bush’s Treasury Secretary, Paul O’Neill, asserts that Bush decided to take out Saddam on September 12.
Bush now regularly snuggles up to Michelle Obama and is regarded as a ‘proper’ President, unlike his war-hesitant successor, Donald Trump.
But really, this reaction to Bush by an Iraqi war veteran is completely understandable:
I apologize for the sheer length of all of the above.
It has been an attempt to marshal a wide array of forgotten stories and events which all point to one essential truth.
Covid and 9/11 both reveal a dark truth about the global regime. Liberal Europe, USA, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, et al, are not truly interested in our safety and health. What are the real risks of Islamic terror or covid to any one of us citizens in the grand scheme of things? Would those risks have even existed in the first place if western scientists and politicians had left Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia and coronaviruses well alone? Was all this worth martial law and endless war? Of course not.
Global leaders are not motivated by some grand universal values.
Instead, crises and risks are woven into grand myths that paint the regime as benevolent.
Simply put, these myths are myths, and our overlords must be known for what they are - enemies of God and humanity.