“…The first skeptics to question what role the Bush administration played in the 9-11 terrorist attacks were a few cabinet ministers in the governments of America’s NATO allies. They included German Science and Technology Minister Andreas Von Bulow and British Environment Minister Michael Meacher. They were joined by Belgian European Parliament Member Paul Lannoye….”
World leaders suspect the Bush administration of involvement in the 911 attacks
By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer
As posted at the Online Journal
May 10, 2006, 00:59
(WMR) — The first skeptics to question what role the Bush administration played in the 9-11 terrorist attacks were a few cabinet ministers in the governments of America’s NATO allies. They included German Science and Technology Minister Andreas Von Bulow and British Environment Minister Michael Meacher. They were joined by Belgian European Parliament Member Paul Lannoye.
However, in recent months the former cabinet ministers have been joined in their skepticism about the “official” version of the 911 events by Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.
In March, Chavez said Venezuela will open an official investigation into the 9-11 attacks. Now, Chavez has been joined by Ahmedinejad, who in a recent letter to President George W. Bush, asked, “Why have the various aspects of the [9-11] attacks been kept secret?” Ahmedinejad indicated that the attacks could not have been carried out without the knowledge of the U.S. “security services.”
The fact that the Venezuelan and Iranian leaders suspect Bush administration complicity in 9-11 is interesting. These leaders have at their disposal two highly capable intelligence agencies. A major priority of the intelligence services of Venezuela and Iran (DISIP and VEVAK, respectively) is counter-intelligence against the United States. However, that is not likely where Venezuela and Iran may have gleaned information about who was behind the 9-11 attacks.
Venezuela and Iran are members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and a major priority of their intelligence services is collecting information on oil deals, including the Bush administration negotiations with the Taliban in Tashkent and Berlin prior to 9-11 that quickly went sour and likely provided the impetus for the Muslim insurgents to attack New York and Washington on 9-11.
VEVAK, a sworn enemy of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, had successfully penetrated the Taliban’s and Pakistan’s security services and would have been well aware of the attack plans and any U.S. foreknowledge of them, including knowing about money movements from Pakistan to the hijackers in Florida.
DISIP was well aware of the smuggling of cocaine from Colombia, trans-shipped on a Saudi diplomatic Boeing 737 through Venezuela, by Saudi Royal family members who then used the proceeds to support Al Qaeda’s attack on America.
As more and more governments are wrested from the control of the global neocons — Italy, Britain, Mexico, and others — additional intelligence may be obtained from various espionage agencies that will prove that the Bush administration was not an idle bystander in the events that led up to 9-11.
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Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and nationally-distributed columnist. He is author of the forthcoming book, ìJaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates.î He is the editor and publisher of the Wayne Madsen Report.