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FTR #1007 Alfa Males, Part 4: 9/11, the Underground Reich and the Russia-Gate Psy-Op

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Prince Hans-Adam II

Intro­duc­tion: In this broad­cast, we present ele­ments fun­da­men­tal to an under­stand­ing of the Rus­sia-Gate psy-op–elements which heav­i­ly over­lap the 9/11 attacks in par­tic­u­lar.

In  sev­er­al pro­grams, we have not­ed Felix Sater’s work on behalf of both CIA and FBI.

Sater has been a very impor­tant U.S. intel­li­gence oper­a­tive, with many of his prin­ci­pal efforts involv­ing fields of endeav­or direct­ly relat­ed to Al-Qae­da, Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks. The arti­cle below high­lights those efforts, espe­cial­ly some which place his work direct­ly in the milieu of the Oper­a­tion Green Quest raids, which were effec­tive­ly cov­ered up by Robert Mueller when he head­ed the FBI.

” . . . . Sater report­ed back to intel­li­gence agen­cies on the results of coali­tion bomb­ings, kills on the bat­tle­field, the finan­cial net­works behind the 9/11 bombers and oth­er al-Qae­da mem­bers world­wide, and even the iden­ti­ty of a New Mex­i­co com­pa­ny believed to be laun­der­ing ter­ror funds in the US. . . .”

Next, we revis­it infor­ma­tion from FTR #530 con­cern­ing the rela­tion­ship between 9/11 hijack ring­leader Mohamed Atta and the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft, a joint U.S. Ger­man fel­low­ship pro­gram that spon­sored Atta’s entry to, and stay in, Ger­many. (For more about Atta and the CDS, see—among oth­er pro­grams—FTR#’s 477, 523.)

It is inter­est­ing, and prob­a­bly sig­nif­i­cant that the mys­te­ri­ous Ger­man cou­ple who brought Atta into Ger­many under the aus­pices of the CDS came to meet him through their friend, Mohamed’s father. In FTR#523, we exam­ined the senior Atta’s appar­ent super­vi­sion of the hijack­ers in Flori­da. He was appar­ent­ly the leader of the group, a fact cov­ered up by the FBI. In FTR#519, we looked at the senior Atta’s endorse­ment of the Lon­don sub­way attacks.

Notice the strange cir­cum­stances under which the face­less Ger­man cou­ple came to spon­sor Atta. Does this make sense? Note, also, that the iden­ti­ty of the Ger­man cou­ple who spon­sored Atta was kept secret by the Chica­go Tri­bune. WHY?!

In 2011, the Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety merged with the Asso­ci­a­tion for Inter­na­tion­al Prac­ti­cal Train­ing (AIPT) and became Cul­tur­al Vis­tas. One of the CDS’s sub­sidiary ele­ments in the ear­ly years of this century–the Alfa Fel­low­ship Program–is now a sub­sidiary of Cul­tur­al Vis­tas.

In Jan­u­ary 2011, Cul­tur­al Vis­tas was formed after a non­prof­it merg­er between two long­stand­ing exchange orga­ni­za­tions: the Asso­ci­a­tion for Inter­na­tion­al Prac­ti­cal Train­ing (AIPT) and CDS Inter­na­tion­al.

The Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety (CDS Inter­na­tion­al in the above Wikipedia entry), which shep­herd­ed Atta into the U.S. is described in an entry on a web­site that also fea­tured the Alfa Fel­low­ship, spon­sored by the Alfa con­glom­er­ate: ” . . . . In the 1920’s, Carl Duis­berg, Gen­er­al Direc­tor of Bay­er AG in Ger­many, envi­sioned send­ing Ger­man stu­dents to the Unit­ed States on work-study pro­grams. Duis­berg was con­vinced that inter­na­tion­al prac­ti­cal train­ing was crit­i­cal to the growth of Ger­man indus­try. Many of the return­ing trainees lat­er rose to promi­nent posi­tions at AEG, Bay­er, Bosch, Daim­ler Benz, and Siemens, bring­ing with them new meth­ods for mass pro­duc­tion, new ideas, and new busi­ness prac­tices. Fol­low­ing World War II, alum­ni from the first exchanges found­ed the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft (CDG) in 1949 to help engi­neers, busi­ness­men and farm­ers gain inter­na­tion­al work expe­ri­ence nec­es­sary for the rebuild­ing of Ger­many . . . .”

The Alfa Fel­low­ship was on the web­site of the CDS.  Now, it is a sub­sidiary of the Cul­tur­al Vis­tas non-prof­it, result­ing from the merged CDS enti­ty.

“ALFA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM”; Page on the Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety web site (as of 2006).

“ALFA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: Near­ly fif­teen years after the fall of the Sovi­et Union, Cold War-era poli­cies and con­cepts con­tin­ue to affect U.S. rela­tions with Rus­sia. . . . The Alfa Fel­low­ship Pro­gram is designed to address this prob­lem . . . .”

Crown Resources and oth­er Crown enti­ties are part of the Alfa Group, one of whose out­growths is the CDS sub­sidiary pro­gram, the Alfa Fel­low­ship. Note that Marc Rich, whose par­don was inves­ti­gat­ed by for­mer FBI direc­tor James Comey, dealt with Crown Alfa, although an effort to sell his com­modi­ties deal to the  com­pa­ny failed. ” . . . . A deal to sell the Swiss-based com­modi­ties oper­a­tion of for­mer U.S. fugi­tive financier Marc Rich to Rus­sia-owned ener­gy trad­ing group Crown Resources is off. . . . Crown is owned by the Alfa Group con­glom­er­ate. . . .”

One of the prin­ci­pal fig­ures in the Crown/Alfa net­work is Dr. Nor­bert Seeger, about whom we will more below.

 . . . 30. Dr. Nor­bert Seeger; Rech­tan­swalt, Vaduz [Liechtenstein]—Information includes: Knowl­edge of facts per­tain­ing to role of Crown Finance Foun­da­tion and oth­er Crown enti­ties in mon­ey laun­der­ing and tax eva­sion activ­i­ties. . . .” (From the legal doc­u­ments in a lawsuit—“Rule 26 Ini­tial Dis­clo­sures; UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT; SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK; NOREX PETROLEUM LIMITED No. 02 Civ. 1499 (LTS)(KNF); Plain­tiff v. ACCESS INDUSTRIES, INC.; Et. Al. Defen­dants; PLAINTIFF’S RULE 26(a)(1) INITIAL DISCLOSURES; 1. INDIVIDUALS LIKELY TO HAVE DISCOVERABLE INFORMATION THAT MAY BE USED TO SUPPORT NOREX’S CLAIMS . . . . A. Indi­vid­u­als Asso­ci­at­ed With Plain­tiff”; p. 8. . . .

A crit­i­cal ele­ment of dis­cus­sion here con­cerns the tiny prin­ci­pal­i­ty of Liechtenstein—a small Euro­pean coun­try of 32,000 peo­ple, whose prin­ci­pal indus­try is mon­ey laun­der­ing. As we will see, Liecht­en­stein fig­ures sig­nif­i­cant­ly in the events in and around 9/11. In 2001, Prince Hans Adam became (for all intents and pur­pos­es) the only absolute monarch in Europe. This gam­bit was accom­plished through a pop­u­lar ref­er­en­dum, effect­ed under the aus­pices of a front group—the Pro­gres­sive Cit­i­zens Par­ty.

The ref­er­en­dum ced­ed to the Prince vir­tu­al­ly all real pow­er. In par­tic­u­lar, he had the abil­i­ty to com­plete­ly con­trol the judi­cial sys­tem, there­by con­trol­ling all legal inves­ti­ga­tions in the country—a par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing and impor­tant pow­er in the very impor­tant year of 2001! This assump­tion of absolute pow­er put Hans Adam in the posi­tion of being able to block or neu­tral­ize any legal inves­ti­ga­tion into any of the finan­cial shenani­gans that tran­spired in Liecht­en­stein, includ­ing 9/11-relat­ed activ­i­ties!

The Bank Al-Taqwa was incor­po­rat­ed in Liecht­en­stein! 

The head of Liechtenstein’s Pro­gres­sive Cit­i­zens Par­ty is Nor­bert Seeger—a prin­ci­pal fig­ure in Alfa’s Crown Resources sub­sidiary!!

Infor­ma­tion about the Al Taqwa/Asat Trust links with the roy­al fam­i­ly of Liecht­en­stein is set forth as fol­lows: ” . . . . One com­pa­ny in the Al Taqwa galaxy that was des­ig­nat­ed by the Unit­ed States and the U.N. as a ter­ror­ist-relat­ed enti­ty is a Liecht­en­stein enti­ty called Asat Trust. . . . The records also shed light on the involve­ment of one mem­ber of the roy­al fam­i­ly of Liecht­en­stein in Asat Trust. Accord­ing to the doc­u­ments, deceased Prince Emanuel von und zu Liecht­en­stein became a board mem­ber of Asat Trust in May 1970 and stayed until Novem­ber 1990, when he was replaced by Mar­tin Wachter, the trust’s cur­rent direc­tor. Flo­ri­an Krenkel, a spokesman for the roy­al fam­i­ly, said Prince Emmanuel had died in 1987 and that he was a dis­tant cousin from rul­ing Prince Hans Adam II. . . .

. . . There also appears to be some links between Asat Trust and a bank owned by the Liecht­en­stein roy­al fam­i­ly. Sev­er­al Asat Trust doc­u­ments fea­ture on their let­ter­heads ‘Bank in Liecht­en­stein AG’ beneath ‘Asat Trust.’ The roy­al fam­i­ly bank has changed its name and is now called LGT bank. . . .”

Delv­ing into the nature of the roy­al fam­i­ly of Liecht­en­stein, the pro­gram clos­es with dis­cus­sion of the close­ness between Hans-Adam II’s clan and the Haps­burg dynasty that ruled the Aus­tro-Hun­gar­i­an Empire until the end of World War I.

1. In  sev­er­al pro­grams, we have not­ed Felix Sater’s work on behalf of both CIA and FBI.

Sater has been a very impor­tant U.S. intel­li­gence oper­a­tive, with many of his prin­ci­pal efforts involv­ing fields of endeav­or direct­ly relat­ed to Al-Qae­da, Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks. The arti­cle below high­lights those efforts, espe­cial­ly some which place his work direct­ly in the milieu of the Oper­a­tion Green Quest raids, which were effec­tive­ly cov­ered up by Robert Mueller when he head­ed the FBI.

” . . . . Sater report­ed back to intel­li­gence agen­cies on the results of coali­tion bomb­ings, kills on the bat­tle­field, the finan­cial net­works behind the 9/11 bombers and oth­er al-Qae­da mem­bers world­wide, and even the iden­ti­ty of a New Mex­i­co com­pa­ny believed to be laun­der­ing ter­ror funds in the US. . . .”

“How A Play­er In The Trump-Rus­sia Scan­dal Led A Dou­ble Life As An Amer­i­can Spy” by Antho­ny Cormi­er; Jason Leopold; Buz­zFeed; 03/12/2018.

In the sprawl­ing Trump-Rus­sia inves­ti­ga­tion, one name con­stant­ly pops up: Felix Sater. In sto­ry after sto­ry, Sater is described as Don­ald Trump’s for­mer busi­ness part­ner, a con­vict­ed stock swindler who was born in the Sovi­et Union, worked in Rus­sia, tried to win Trump a deal in Moscow, and even helped bro­ker a Ukrain­ian peace plan that Vladimir Putin would have loved.

Basi­cal­ly, he’s por­trayed as some­thing just short of a Russ­ian spy.

Effec­tive­ly, he has been a spy — but for the Unit­ed States. For the first time, Buz­zFeed News has ver­i­fied the sur­pris­ing sweep of Sater’s under­cov­er work and many of his spe­cif­ic exploits. He worked as an asset for the CIA and the Defense Intel­li­gence Agency (or DIA) and tracked Osama bin Laden. . . . 

. . . . In any event, the Moscow meet­ing with Blane launched Sater’s work for the gov­ern­ment, which would last for the bet­ter part of two decades. He said was not paid for his work — which two Jus­tice Depart­ment offi­cials con­firmed — but did it to help his coun­try and for the “thrill.”

One of Sater’s ear­ly oper­a­tions involved the pur­suit in 1998 of Stinger anti-air­craft mis­siles.The CIA had orig­i­nal­ly giv­en the mis­siles to the mujahideen to oust the Sovi­ets dur­ing their occu­pa­tion of Afghanistan — but now the agency want­ed to pre­vent them from falling into the hands of rad­i­cal­ized jihadists. Sater man­aged to find some, com­plete with their ser­i­al num­bers.

Sater’s attor­ney, Robert Wolf, said he act­ed as his con­duit to the CIA. As Wolf tells it, he called some­one he had long known: David Kendall, Bill Clinton’s lawyer, telling him that he had ser­i­al num­bers for the Stinger mis­siles that the Clin­ton admin­is­tra­tion had been try­ing to obtain. Kendall, Wolf said, called back and said he had spo­ken with Pres­i­dent Clin­ton and that Wolf should call Robert M. McNa­ma­ra Jr., the CIA’s gen­er­al coun­sel. Dur­ing the phone call with McNa­ma­ra, Wolf read out the ser­i­al num­bers for the Stinger mis­siles.

But, intel­li­gence sources told Buz­zFeed News, CIA offi­cials were skep­ti­cal. So Sater pro­vid­ed pho­tographs of the mis­siles — with their ser­i­al num­bers and a copy of a dai­ly news­pa­per to prove the pho­to was cur­rent. Two for­mer intel­li­gence offi­cers and an FBI agent con­firmed that Sater had pro­vid­ed the pho­tographs, an inci­dent they said bol­stered his cred­i­bil­i­ty.

Mean­while, Wolf recalled, McNa­ma­ra bro­kered a meet­ing at a restau­rant near the CIA head­quar­ters in Lan­g­ley, Vir­ginia, which was attend­ed by Wolf and two employ­ees of the CIA’s clan­des­tine divi­sion: an oper­a­tions offi­cer and an attor­ney named Steve Her­mes. For the next year or so, Wolf said, he talked reg­u­lar­ly with Her­mes by pay phone or land­line when Sater want­ed to pass on new infor­ma­tion — or when the CIA want­ed more intel­li­gence. “We just went back and forth for months and months about al-Qae­da, bin Laden, and the return of the Stingers,” Wolf said. . . . 

. . . . In August 1998, Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton autho­rized Oper­a­tion Infi­nite Reach — a bomb­ing strike against al-Qae­da in retal­i­a­tion for the ter­ror attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tan­za­nia, which killed 224 peo­ple. Sater, 10 cur­rent and for­mer intel­li­gence and law enforce­ment offi­cials said, sup­ple­ment­ed US intel­li­gence by pro­vid­ing loca­tion coor­di­nates for al-Qae­da camps that the US mil­i­tary ulti­mate­ly bombed in Khost, Afghanistan.

Buz­zFeed News also con­firmed anoth­er 1998 mis­sion, in which Sater infil­trat­ed the Afghan pre­cious stone mar­ket to find deal­ers who were laun­der­ing mon­ey for al-Qae­da.Sater found his own deal­er, from New York City’s 47th Street dia­mond dis­trict, and brought him to the Mid­dle East to make the ruse seem more authen­tic. An FBI source said the Jus­tice Depart­ment lat­er con­firmed this detail in court fil­ings that remain under seal. Buz­zFeed News reviewed an inter­nal gov­ern­ment doc­u­ment about the mis­sion in which an intel­li­gence offi­cial char­ac­ter­ized the infor­ma­tion Sater passed on as “high­ly sen­si­tive intel­li­gence.” . . . .

. . . . He devel­oped a close bond with an intel­li­gence offi­cer work­ing for the North­ern Alliance, the Afghan mili­tia led by Ahmad Shah Mas­soud, the fierce and beloved fight­er called the Lion of Pan­jshir. As the North­ern Alliance fought Islamists, its intel­li­gence offi­cer fed infor­ma­tion to Sater, accord­ing to Sater and a for­mer FBI agent.

Late in 1998, Sater was vaca­tion­ing in Italy with his fam­i­ly when the Afghan intel­li­gence offi­cer called with five satel­lite phone num­bers belong­ing to bin Laden. He asked Sater to pass the num­bers along to offi­cials in the US. . . . 

Sater said he set up Delaware LLCs in the US — for the “Bank of Kab­ul” and the “Bank of Afghanistan.” He reg­is­tered web­sites to con­vince the North­ern Alliance source that he was seri­ous about his inten­tions, going so far, he said, as to print out the cor­po­rate reg­is­tra­tions, adorn them with rib­bons, and use a wax stamp to make them seem more offi­cial. He said he mailed the doc­u­ments, and a satel­lite phone, to the source. . . .

. . . . But soon, accord­ing to three for­mer FBI agents, an intel­li­gence offi­cial, and a Depart­ment of Jus­tice offi­cial, Sater report­ed back to intel­li­gence agen­cies on the results of coali­tion bomb­ings, kills on the bat­tle­field, the finan­cial net­works behind the 9/11 bombers and oth­er al-Qae­da mem­bers world­wide, and even the iden­ti­ty of a New Mex­i­co com­pa­ny believed to be laun­der­ing ter­ror funds in the US.

Sater’s Afghan intel­li­gence source fun­neled to him copies of al-Qae­da pass­ports, jiha­di escape routes, the loca­tions of fight­ers, and weapons caches. He described the source as a “gold mine” — but it was only much lat­er that Sater learned that the infor­ma­tion orig­i­nat­ed inside al-Qaeda’s hide­outs. Accord­ing to a for­mer senior Jus­tice Depart­ment offi­cial and a for­mer FBI agent with knowl­edge of Sater’s work, Sater’s source had his own source: Mul­lah Omar’s per­son­al sec­re­tary, who was liv­ing inside a cave with bin Laden. . . .

. . . . Said anoth­er top intel­li­gence offi­cial who worked direct­ly on ter­ror cas­es before and after 9/11, “Felix like­ly does not real­ize how impor­tant his work has been in sav­ing Amer­i­can lives. What he did on behalf of the US for more than a decade out­weighs any of the bad deeds from his youth.” Sater, the offi­cial said, “deserves a com­men­da­tion.” . . . .

2a. Next, we revis­it infor­ma­tion from FTR #530 con­cern­ing the rela­tion­ship between 9/11 hijack ring­leader Mohamed Atta and the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft, a joint U.S. Ger­man fel­low­ship pro­gram that spon­sored Atta’s entry to, and stay in, Ger­many. (For more about Atta and the CDS, see—among oth­er pro­grams—FTR#’s 477, 523.)

It is inter­est­ing, and prob­a­bly sig­nif­i­cant that the mys­te­ri­ous Ger­man cou­ple who brought Atta into Ger­many under the aus­pices of the CDS came to meet him through their friend, Mohamed’s father. In FTR#523, we exam­ined the senior Atta’s appar­ent super­vi­sion of the hijack­ers in Flori­da. He was appar­ent­ly the leader of the group, a fact cov­ered up by the FBI. In FTR#519, we looked at the senior Atta’s endorse­ment of the Lon­don sub­way attacks.

Notice the strange cir­cum­stances under which the face­less Ger­man cou­ple came to spon­sor Atta. Does this make sense?

Notice that the iden­ti­ty of the Ger­man cou­ple who spon­sored Atta was kept secret by the Chica­go Tri­bune. WHY?!

“Mohamed Atta Worked for Elite U.S.—German Gov­ern­ment Exchange Pro­gram” by Daniel Hop­sick­er; Mad­Cow­Morn­ingNews; 4/24/2003.

For at least four years while liv­ing in Ham­burg dur­ing the 1990’s, ter­ror­ist ring­leader Mohamed Atta was part of a ‘joint ven­ture’ between the U.S. and Ger­man gov­ern­ments, the Mad­Cow­Morn­ingNews has learned, an elite inter­na­tion­al ‘exchange’ pro­gram run by a lit­tle-known pri­vate orga­ni­za­tion with close ties to pow­er­ful Amer­i­can polit­i­cal fig­ures like David Rock­e­feller and for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Hen­ry Kissinger. . .

. . . . The joint­ly-fund­ed gov­ern­ment effort picked up the tab for Atta on sojourns in Cairo, Istan­bul, and Alep­po in Syr­ia dur­ing the years 1994 and 1995, as well as employ­ing him as a ‘tutor’ and ‘sem­i­nar par­tic­i­pant’ dur­ing 1996 and 1997. More­over, Atta’s finan­cial rela­tion­ship with the U.S.—German gov­ern­ment effort may even extend­ed back to his ini­tial move from Egypt to Ger­many in 1992, after being ‘recruit­ed’ in Cairo by a mys­te­ri­ous Ger­man cou­ple dubbed the ‘hijacker’s spon­sors’ in a recent news account in the Chica­go Tri­bune.

Mohamed Atta, before becom­ing a ‘ter­ror­ist ring­leader,’ enjoyed the patron­age of a gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive known as the ‘Con­gress-Bun­destag Pro­gram,’ over­seen by the U.S. State Depart­ment and the Ger­man Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment, the Ger­man equiv­a­lent of the U.S. Agency for Inter­na­tion­al Devel­op­ment busy cur­rent­ly super­vis­ing the secre­tive bid­ding race for tens of bil­lions of dol­lars of post-war recon­struc­tion con­tracts in Iraq.

News that Mohamed Atta had been on the pay­roll of the elite inter­na­tion­al pro­gram sur­faced in a curi­ous way just a month after the 9/11 attack a brief sev­en-line report by Ger­man news­pa­per Frank­furter All­ge­meine Zeitung on Oct. 18, 2001, under the head­line ‘Atta Was Tutor for Schol­ar­ship Hold­ers.’ The sto­ry quot­ed spokes­men for ‘Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft,’ described as a ‘Ger­man inter­na­tion­al fur­ther edu­ca­tion orga­ni­za­tion,’ as hav­ing admit­ted pay­ing Ham­burg cadre prin­ci­pal Atta as a ‘schol­ar­ship hold­er’ and ‘tutor,’ between 1995 and 1997.

But what makes the sto­ry curi­ous is that the Ger­man paper con­cealed the shock­ing impli­ca­tions of their sto­ry, that Mohamed Atta had been on the pay­roll of a joint U.S.—German gov­ern­ment pro­gram, through the sim­ple expe­di­ent of neglect­ing to men­tion that the ‘Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft’ was mere­ly a pri­vate enti­ty set up to admin­is­ter the ‘exchange’ ini­tia­tive of the two gov­ern­ments.

The U.S. end of the pro­gram is run out of an address at Unit­ed Nations Plaza in New York by CDS Inter­na­tion­al. The let­ters stand for Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety, also the name of its Ger­man coun­ter­part in Cologne, the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft. Both are named for Carl Duis­berg, a Ger­man chemist and indus­tri­al­ist who head­ed the Bay­er Cor­po­ra­tion dur­ing the 1920’s . . . .

. . . Kissinger, to cite just one exam­ple, had at one time addressed over 100 inter­na­tion­al busi­ness lead­ers at an anniver­sary din­ner orga­nized and cel­e­brat­ing CDS Inter­na­tion­al held at the Riv­er Club of New York June 2, 1987. Kissinger con­grat­u­lat­ed CDS Inter­na­tion­al on its 20 years of ser­vice in keep­ing close busi­ness ties, not only between Ger­many and the Unit­ed States, but more recent­ly through career devel­op­ment pro­grams for par­tic­i­pants from oth­er coun­tries as well. Five years lat­er, Mohamed Atta became one of these par­tic­i­pants from ‘oth­er’ coun­tries. . . .

CDS Inter­na­tion­al, states the organization’s lit­er­a­ture, pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties for young Ger­man engi­neers. Mohamed Atta was­n’t, strict­ly speak­ing, a ‘young Ger­man engi­neer,’ but appar­ent­ly Kissinger’s praise for ‘career devel­op­ment pro­grams for par­tic­i­pants from oth­er coun­tries as well’ had been tak­en to heart by the friend­ly folks at the Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety. ‘These young Ger­man engi­neers earn real world expe­ri­ence and are giv­en assign­ments to con­tribute from the start,’ a pro­gram spokesman enthused in a news­pa­per inter­view. The orga­ni­za­tion is today under­stand­ably shy about men­tion­ing that their most famous recent grad­u­ate’s ‘real world expe­ri­ence’ includ­ed mur­der­ing almost 3000 peo­ple in New York City in slight­ly less than two hours.

A finan­cial rela­tion­ship between the ter­ror­ist ring­leader and the U.S. and Ger­man Gov­ern­ments has not pre­vi­ous­ly even been hint­ed at in Amer­i­ca’s major media. The con­spir­a­cy-mind­ed might con­clude that the fact that the scoop is going to the Mad­Cow­Morn­ingNews may owe some­thing to the program’s raft of polit­i­cal­ly-pow­er­ful boost­ers. Hav­ing big juice in high places may also explain more equal­ly-curi­ous omis­sions in a sec­ond sto­ry about Mohamed Atta’s time in Ger­many, which appeared recent­ly in the March 7, 2003 Chica­go Tri­bune, under the head­line ‘9/11 haunts hijack­er’s spon­sors; Ger­man cou­ple talks of liv­ing with pilot Atta.’

. . . . The arti­cle describes the 1992 meet­ing in Cairo between Atta and a Ger­man cou­ple run­ning an ‘inter­na­tion­al stu­dent exchange pro­gram,’ a meet­ing which the Tri­bune says led Atta to move to Ham­burg. Dur­ing a vis­it to the Egypt­ian cap­i­tal in fall 1991, the Tri­bune report­ed, the Ger­man cou­ple had stayed with friends who knew Atta’s father, a Cairo lawyer, and his father’s friends had then intro­duced the Ger­man cou­ple to Atta. [Empha­sis added.] ‘Atta, who had recent­ly grad­u­at­ed with a degree in archi­tec­tur­al engi­neer­ing from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cairo, told the cou­ple he want­ed to study archi­tec­ture in Ger­many, but he had no par­tic­u­lar idea where he should go,’ the paper report­ed.”

Though the arti­cle neglects to men­tion it, the rea­son Atta found him­self with ‘no par­tic­u­lar idea where he should go’ was because although he had stud­ied engi­neer­ing at pres­ti­gious Cairo Uni­ver­si­ty, he had not fared well enough to gain admis­sion to its grad­u­ate school. The paper quotes the Ger­man wife telling inves­ti­ga­tors: ‘In this first con­ver­sa­tion, we sug­gest­ed he con­tin­ue his stud­ies in Ham­burg and offered him a place to live at our house.’ Atta, she states, accept­ed their offer right away. This mag­nan­i­mous ges­ture by the Ger­man cou­ple to an undis­tin­guished young man they have just met rais­es seri­ous ques­tions. Per­haps their ges­ture is just the very milk of human kind­ness; per­haps it is some­thing else.

“Why did this Ger­man cou­ple run­ning an inter­na­tion­al exchange pro­gram leap at the oppor­tu­ni­ty to help a young man not con­sid­ered promis­ing enough to gain entrance to grad­u­ate school in Cairo, and offer him a place to live at their house. The Tri­bune doesn’t say. And they have made it dif­fi­cult for any­one lese to fol­low up on their sto­ry, because they neglect­ed to iden­ti­fy either the cou­ple or the ‘inter­na­tion­al’ pro­gram they ran by name. But although Tri­bune cor­re­spon­dent Steven­son Swan­son cites the Ger­man cou­ple for ‘hav­ing played such an impor­tant role in Atta’s move to Ger­many,’ he nev­er gives either their names nor that of the orga­ni­za­tion they worked for.”

This is some curi­ous, if you know what we mean. After all, the sto­ry is 1200 words in length. So it’s not as if they did­n’t have room to print the names, is it? ‘Jane and John Doe from Help-A-Stu­dent Inter­na­tion­al’ would have been enough. You know: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. So, either The Tri­bune just for­got the ‘Who,’ or some­thing even weird­er hap­pened.

After study­ing Ger­man in Cairo, Atta arrived in Ger­many on July 24, 1992, accord­ing to inves­ti­ga­tors’ records, and then lived rent-free for at least the next six months in the cou­ple’s home in a qui­et, mid­dle-class neigh­bor­hood. And since just two years lat­er Atta was on the pay­roll of the ‘Con­gress-Bun­destag Pro­gram,’ it is rea­son­able to conclude–and no thanks to The Chica­go Tribune–that it was also the ‘exchange pro­gram’ respon­si­ble for bring­ing him to Ger­many in the first place. . . CDS Inter­na­tion­al’s elite spon­sors are appar­ent­ly influ­en­tial enough to have kept their organization’s name out of the news­pa­pers. Or at any rate out of The Chica­go Tri­bune.

2b. In 2011, the Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety merged with the Asso­ci­a­tion for Inter­na­tion­al Prac­ti­cal Train­ing (AIPT) and became Cul­tur­al Vis­tas. One of the CDS’s sub­sidiary ele­ments in the ear­ly years of this century–the Alfa Fel­low­ship Program–is now a sub­sidiary of Cul­tur­al Vis­tas.

“Cul­tur­al Vis­tas;” Wikipedia

Cul­tur­al Vis­tas is a non­prof­it 501(c)(3) orga­ni­za­tion that facil­i­tates intern­ships and pro­fes­sion­al exchange pro­grams and ser­vices for vis­i­tors com­ing to the U.S., and Amer­i­can stu­dents and pro­fes­sion­als seek­ing expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties abroad. The orga­ni­za­tion is head­quar­tered in New York City, with region­al offices locat­ed in Berlin, and Wash­ing­ton, D.C. . . . .

. . . . The orga­ni­za­tion was offi­cial­ly incor­po­rat­ed as a non­prof­it in 1963. In Jan­u­ary 2011, Cul­tur­al Vis­tas was formed after a non­prof­it merg­er between two long­stand­ing exchange orga­ni­za­tions: the Asso­ci­a­tion for Inter­na­tion­al Prac­ti­cal Train­ing (AIPT) and CDS Inter­na­tion­al.

2c. The Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety (CDS Inter­na­tion­al in the above Wikipedia entry), which shep­herd­ed Atta into the U.S. is described in an entry on a web­site that also fea­tured the Alfa Fel­low­ship, spon­sored by the Alfa con­glom­er­ate.

“His­to­ry of the Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety”

In the 1920’s, Carl Duis­berg, Gen­er­al Direc­tor of Bay­er AG in Ger­many, envi­sioned send­ing Ger­man stu­dents to the Unit­ed States on work-study pro­grams. Duis­berg was con­vinced that inter­na­tion­al prac­ti­cal train­ing was crit­i­cal to the growth of Ger­man indus­try. Many of the return­ing trainees lat­er rose to promi­nent posi­tions at AEG, Bay­er, Bosch, Daim­ler Benz, and Siemens, bring­ing with them new meth­ods for mass pro­duc­tion, new ideas, and new busi­ness prac­tices. Fol­low­ing World War II, alum­ni from the first exchanges found­ed the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft (CDG) in 1949 to help engi­neers, busi­ness­men and farm­ers gain inter­na­tion­al work expe­ri­ence nec­es­sary for the rebuild­ing of Ger­many . . . .

2d. Note the promi­nent Ger­man indus­tri­al­ists on the board of direc­tors of the Duis­berg Soci­ety (as of 2006), and do not for­get the Bor­mann group’s stew­ard­ship of Ger­man indus­try in this con­text.

Board of Direc­tors: Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety

Board of Direc­tors Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety: . . . Gerd D. Mueller (retired) [mem­ber of Bun­destag on CSU tick­et) Chair­man of the Board; Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and CFO Bay­er Cor­po­ra­tion . . . . Dr. Hans W. Deck­er; Trea­sur­er of the Board; Professor—Columbia Uni­ver­si­ty . . . Robert Fen­ster­ma­ch­er; Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of CDS Inter­na­tion­al, Inc. (ex offi­cio) . . . Carl Geer­ck­en; Part­ner Alston & Bird LLP . . . Dr. Olaf J. Groth; Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Strate­gic Analy­sis & Integration—Boeing Inter­na­tion­al Cor­po­ra­tion . . . Dr. H. Friedrich Holzapfel; Man­ag­ing Director—The Burling­ton Group . . . Dr. Gudrun Kochen­do­er­fer-Lucius; Man­ag­ing Director—InWEnt (Capac­i­ty Build­ing Inter­na­tion­al, Ger­many) . . . Fritz E. Kropatscheck; Mang­ing Director—Deutsche Bank, A.G. (retired) . . . Wolf­gang Linz (retired) Exec­u­tive Direc­tor CDS Inter­na­tion­al, Inc. . . . Dr. Karl M. May­er-Wittmann (retired); President—WEFA, Inc. . . . Frances McCaf­frey; Man­ag­er, Cen­ter Development—BMW of North Amer­i­ca . . . Dr. Horst K. Saal­bach Vice Chair­man of the Board–Festo Cor­po­ra­tion . . . Dr. Nor­bert Schnei­der; Chief Exec­u­tive Officer—Carl Duis­berg Cen­tren GmbH . . . .

2e. The Alfa Fel­low­ship was on the web­site of the CDS.  Now, it is a sub­sidiary of the Cul­tur­al Vis­tas non-prof­it, result­ing from the merged CDS enti­ty.

“ALFA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM”; Page on the Carl Duis­berg Soci­ety web site (as of 2006).

“ALFA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: Near­ly fif­teen years after the fall of the Sovi­et Union, Cold War-era poli­cies and con­cepts con­tin­ue to affect U.S. rela­tions with Rus­sia. . . . The Alfa Fel­low­ship Pro­gram is designed to address this prob­lem . . . .”

3a. Crown Resources and oth­er Crown enti­ties are part of the Alfa Group, one of whose out­growths is the CDS sub­sidiary pro­gram, the Alfa Fel­low­ship. Note that Marc Rich, whose par­don was inves­ti­gat­ed by for­mer FBI direc­tor James Comey, dealt with Crown Alfa, although an effort to sell his com­modi­ties deal to the  com­pa­ny failed.

“Marc Rich Deal to Sell Com­modi­ties Oper­a­tion to Russ­ian Group Fails” [AP]; 6/8/2001.

. . . .  A deal to sell the Swiss-based com­modi­ties oper­a­tion of for­mer U.S. fugi­tive financier Marc Rich to Rus­sia-owned ener­gy trad­ing group Crown Resources is off. . . . Crown is owned by the Alfa Group con­glom­er­ate. . . . .

3b. One of the prin­ci­pal fig­ures in the Crown/Alfa net­work is Dr. Nor­bert Seeger, about whom we will more below.

 . . . 30. Dr. Nor­bert Seeger; Rech­tan­swalt, Vaduz [Liechtenstein]—Information includes: Knowl­edge of facts per­tain­ing to role of Crown Finance Foun­da­tion and oth­er Crown enti­ties in mon­ey laun­der­ing and tax eva­sion activ­i­ties. . . .” (From the legal doc­u­ments in a lawsuit—“Rule 26 Ini­tial Dis­clo­sures; UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT; SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK; NOREX PETROLEUM LIMITED No. 02 Civ. 1499 (LTS)(KNF); Plain­tiff v. ACCESS INDUSTRIES, INC.; Et. Al. Defen­dants; PLAINTIFF’S RULE 26(a)(1) INITIAL DISCLOSURES; 1. INDIVIDUALS LIKELY TO HAVE DISCOVERABLE INFORMATION THAT MAY BE USED TO SUPPORT NOREX’S CLAIMS . . . . A. Indi­vid­u­als Asso­ci­at­ed With Plain­tiff”; p. 8.)

3c. A crit­i­cal ele­ment of dis­cus­sion here con­cerns the tiny prin­ci­pal­i­ty of Liechtenstein—a small Euro­pean coun­try of 32,000 peo­ple, whose prin­ci­pal indus­try is mon­ey laun­der­ing. As we will see, Liecht­en­stein fig­ures sig­nif­i­cant­ly in the events in and around 9/11. In 2001, Prince Hans Adam became (for all intents and pur­pos­es) the only absolute monarch in Europe. This gam­bit was accom­plished through a pop­u­lar ref­er­en­dum, effect­ed under the aus­pices of a front group—the Pro­gres­sive Cit­i­zens Par­ty.

The ref­er­en­dum ced­ed to the Prince vir­tu­al­ly all real pow­er. In par­tic­u­lar, he had the abil­i­ty to com­plete­ly con­trol the judi­cial sys­tem, there­by con­trol­ling all legal inves­ti­ga­tions in the country—a par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing and impor­tant pow­er in the very impor­tant year of 2001! This assump­tion of absolute pow­er put Hans Adam in the posi­tion of being able to block or neu­tral­ize any legal inves­ti­ga­tion into any of the finan­cial shenani­gans that tran­spired in Liecht­en­stein, includ­ing 9/11-relat­ed activ­i­ties!

The Bank Al-Taqwa was incor­po­rat­ed in Liecht­en­stein! 

The head of Liechtenstein’s Pro­gres­sive Cit­i­zens Par­ty is Nor­bert Seeger—a prin­ci­pal fig­ure in Alfa’s Crown Resources sub­sidiary!!

Wikipedia entry on the polit­i­cal sys­tem of Liecht­en­stein (This has changed since 2006–D.E.).

 . . . In a ref­er­en­dum in March 23, 64% of vot­ers in Liecht­en­stein approved a mea­sure to give Prince Hans Adam II the pow­er to dis­miss gov­ern­ments, approve judi­cial nom­i­nees and veto laws. It is the most pow­er of any monarch in Europe. Hans Adam had threat­ened to leave the coun­try if the mea­sure was not approved. . . The Prince’s involve­ment in leg­is­la­tion con­sists in a right to take ini­tia­tives in the form of gov­ern­ment bills and in the right to veto par­lia­men­tary pro­pos­als. The Prince has the pow­er to enact prince­ly decrees. Emer­gency prince­ly decrees are pos­si­ble when the secu­ri­ty and wel­fare of the coun­try is at stake. A coun­tersig­na­ture by the head of gov­ern­ment is, nev­er­the­less required. The Prince has the right to con­vene and adjourn par­lia­ment and, for seri­ous rea­sons, to adjourn it for 3 months or to dis­solve it. On the basis of the names put for­ward by Par­lia­ment, the Prince nom­i­nates the gov­ern­ment dis­trict and high court judges, the judges of the Supreme Court, and the pres­i­dents and their deputies of the Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court and of the Admin­is­tra­tive Court of Appeal. The Prince’s oth­er author­i­ties include exer­cis­ing the right to mit­i­gate and com­mute pun­ish­ments that have been imposed with legal force and the abolition–i.e., the dismissal—of inves­ti­ga­tions that have been ini­ti­at­ed. All judg­ments are issued in the name of the Prince. . . .

 . . . Since 2001, it has been the Pro­gres­sive Cit­i­zens Par­ty that has pro­vid­ed all the mem­bers of the gov­ern­ment. The minor­i­ty par­ties, as oppo­si­tion par­ties, act as a check on the gov­ern­ment in Par­lia­ment and on par­lia­men­tary com­mis­sions. . . .

. . . Polit­i­cal par­ties and lead­ers: Pro­gres­sive Cit­i­zens’ Par­ty of FBPL. [Nor­bert Seeger]; . . .

5. Infor­ma­tion about the Al Taqwa/Asat Trust links with the roy­al fam­i­ly of Liecht­en­stein is set forth as fol­lows:

“Ter­ror Fund Trail Leads to Alpine King­dom” by Marc Perel­man; For­ward; 10/17/2003.

. . . One com­pa­ny in the Al Taqwa galaxy that was des­ig­nat­ed by the Unit­ed States and the U.N. as a ter­ror­ist-relat­ed enti­ty is a Liecht­en­stein enti­ty called Asat Trust. . . .

. . . . copies of busi­ness reg­is­tra­tion doc­u­ments on file with author­i­ties in Liecht­en­stein show that Asat Trust has been inti­mate­ly involved with the Al Taqwa net­work dur­ing the last 30 years, reg­is­ter­ing changes in com­pa­ny names, per­son­nel and finan­cial struc­ture, which may explain why Asat Trust land­ed on the Amer­i­can and U.N. ter­ror­ist lists. . . .

. . . . The records also shed light on the involve­ment of one mem­ber of the roy­al fam­i­ly of Liecht­en­stein in Asat Trust. Accord­ing to the doc­u­ments, deceased Prince Emanuel von und zu Liecht­en­stein became a board mem­ber of Asat Trust in May 1970 and stayed until Novem­ber 1990, when he was replaced by Mar­tin Wachter, the trust’s cur­rent direc­tor. Flo­ri­an Krenkel, a spokesman for the roy­al fam­i­ly, said Prince Emmanuel had died in 1987 and that he was a dis­tant cousin from rul­ing Prince Hans Adam II. . . .

. . . There also appears to be some links between Asat Trust and a bank owned by the Liecht­en­stein roy­al fam­i­ly. Sev­er­al Asat Trust doc­u­ments fea­ture on their let­ter­heads ‘Bank in Liecht­en­stein AG’ beneath ‘Asat Trust.’ The roy­al fam­i­ly bank has changed its name and is now called LGT bank. A tele­phone and an e‑mail query to the bank’s spokesman Hans-Mar­tin Uehringer went unre­turned. . . .

Prince Hans-Adam II

6. Delv­ing into the nature of the roy­al fam­i­ly of Liecht­en­stein, the pro­gram notes the close­ness between Hans-Adam II’s clan and the Haps­burg dynasty that ruled the Aus­tro-Hun­gar­i­an Empire until the end of World War I.

Inter­view with Prince Hans-Adam II; www.blisty.cz/art/17123.html.

. . . . LADISLAV KAHOUN: To what degree does your fam­i­ly feel spir­i­tu­al­ly akin to the Haps­burg dynasty? Do you know that in the Czech and Mora­vian aware­ness you were always con­sid­ered the house clos­est to the Haps­burg dynasty? PRINCE HANS-ADAM II: My grand­moth­er was a sis­ter of the Arch­duke Franz Fer­di­nand who was killed in Sara­je­vo. This is per­haps the rea­son why in the Czech and Mora­vian aware­ness the Liecht­en­stein house is con­sid­ered the clos­est to the Haps­burg dynasty. His­tor­i­cal­ly one has to say that the Liecht­en­stein fam­i­ly became a for­eign dynasty with the end of the Holy Roman Empire and were there­fore quite close to the Haps­burg dynasty. A num­ber of those for­eign dynas­ties kept prop­er­ties in the Aus­tri­an-Hun­gar­i­an Empire after 1806 as the Liecht­en­steins did. They were also very often clos­er relat­ed to the Haps­burg dynasty through marriage—just think about Empress Sis­si, the wife of Emper­or Franz Joseph II. . . .

 

 

Discussion

3 comments for “FTR #1007 Alfa Males, Part 4: 9/11, the Underground Reich and the Russia-Gate Psy-Op”

  1. 1980 Ter­ror­ism Octo­ber­fest Bomb­ing
    https://www.dw.com/en/germany-1980-oktoberfest-bombing-a-far-right-attack/a‑54085190

    https://p.dw.com/p/3ew1m Deutsche Welle (DW). 08.07.2020 Ger­many: 1980 Okto­ber­fest bomb­ing a ‘far-right attack’
    Inves­ti­ga­tors had ini­tial­ly thought the attack­er’s per­son­al stress led to one of the dead­liest attacks in Ger­many’s post-war his­to­ry. But author­i­ties now offi­cial­ly say he was deeply involved with far-right extrem­ism.
    The attack­er who car­ried out the dead­ly 1980 Okto­ber­fest bomb­ing in Munich was moti­vat­ed by far-right ide­ol­o­gy, fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tors said Tues­day fol­low­ing a years-long probe, accord­ing to Ger­man media.

    Gun­dolf Köh­ler was among the 13 killed when his bomb explod­ed in a rub­bish bin at the entrance to the beer fes­ti­val, injur­ing more than 200 oth­ers.

    Ini­tial­ly, inves­ti­ga­tors pre­sumed per­son­al rea­sons — includ­ing depres­sion, rela­tion­ship prob­lems, and exam stress —accord­ing to Ger­man news out­lets. 
    Fur­ther rev­e­la­tions link­ing Köh­ler’s with far-right extrem­ism led pros­e­cu­tors to reopen the inves­ti­ga­tion in 2014 and to explore whether he act­ed alone.
    “Gun­dolf Köh­ler want­ed to influ­ence the 1980 par­lia­men­tary elec­tion. He strived for a dic­ta­to­r­i­al state in the image of nation­al social­ism,” report­ed the Süd­deutsche Zeitung, quot­ing a senior inves­ti­ga­tor.

    The fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tors reached the con­clu­sion after inter­view­ing 1008 wit­ness­es and vic­tims, review­ing over 888 clues and 300,000 doc­u­ments from nation­al author­i­ties.

    Pic­ture of Hitler
    Fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tors found that Köh­ler trained with the banned neo-Nazi mili­tia group “Wehrsport­gruppe Hoff­mann,” whose mem­bers had fre­quent­ly been accused of far-right vio­lence. He also had a pic­ture of for­mer Nazi leader Hitler hang­ing above his bed.

    How­ev­er, there was “no suf­fi­cient evi­dence” that Köh­ler had accom­plices.

    “There weren’t suf­fi­cient indi­ca­tions for the involve­ment of oth­er peo­ple either as accom­plices, insti­ga­tors or helpers,” the Tagesspiegel dai­ly quot­ed the fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tors’ office as say­ing.

    Read more: Why are Ger­man neo-Nazis train­ing in Rus­sia?

    Down­play­ing right-wing extrem­ism?
    The end of the inves­ti­ga­tion comes as Ger­man author­i­ties have been accused of down­play­ing the dan­ger posed by far-right extrem­ism in the coun­try, fol­low­ing a spate of high-pro­file attacks in Halle and Hanau.

    A known neo-Nazi is also on tri­al and accused of shoot­ing dead pro-refugee politi­cian Wal­ter Lübcke last year.

    The Ger­man mil­i­tary has also faced accu­sa­tions that it tol­er­ates right-wing extrem­ism.

    Inte­ri­or Min­is­ter Horst See­hofer has since declared far-right extrem­ism the “biggest secu­ri­ty threat fac­ing Ger­many.”

    Posted by Mary Benton | September 20, 2020, 8:19 am
  2. 2001 (9/11 — Ter­ror­ists Plane Hijack­ing)

    Some infor­ma­tion involv­ing 9/11 is includ­ed in the fol­low­ing arti­cles:
    Alleged 9/11 mas­ter­mind linked to Ham­burg cell Chica­go Tri­bune 06/06/2002 By Bob Dro­gin And Josh Mey­er https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-worldtrade-lat-hamburg-story.html
    Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who author­i­ties now believe con­ceived the Sept. 11 attacks, appar­ent­ly met with the ter­ror­ist plot’s chief sui­cide hijack­ers in 1999 in Ham­burg, Ger­many, U.S. intel­li­gence offi­cials said Wednes­day.
    Although Mohammed was tied to the 1993 bomb­ing of the World Trade Cen­ter, a foiled 1995 attempt to bomb 12 U.S. air­lin­ers over the Pacif­ic, the 1998 bomb­ings of U.S. embassies in Tan­za­nia and Kenya, and the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and the Wash­ing­ton area. The Jan­u­ary 1995 plot was exposed when Mohammed’s “bomb fac­to­ry” caught fire and author­i­ties search­ing Youse­f’s com­put­er found detailed plans to blow up the air­lin­ers. Abdul Hakim Murad, a com­mer­cial pilot who want­ed to hijack planes, and Wali Khan Amin Shah, a sus­pect­ed Bin Laden asso­ciate, were cap­tured and con­vict­ed in the plot along with Yousef.
    Counter-ter­ror­ism experts had focused their atten­tion for the next few years pri­mar­i­ly on Abu Zubei­da, the Al Qae­da oper­a­tions chief who was cap­tured in March 2002 in Pak­istan. Mohamed Atta, Mar­wan al-She­hhi and Ziad Jarrah—who pilot­ed three of the hijacked planes—lived in the north­ern Ger­man city for most of 1999. Atta’s two roommates—Ramzi bin al-Shibh and Said Bahaji—also are sus­pect­ed of par­tic­i­pat­ing in the plot. Bin al-Shibh helped wire tens of thou­sands of dol­lars to the hijack­ers and to Zacarias Mous­saoui, who was arrest­ed before Sept. 11 and lat­er was charged with con­spir­a­cy.
    Mohammed appears to have had ear­ly links to the larg­er ter­ror net­work. His cit­i­zen­ship remains in question—the FBI says he is from Kuwait, while oth­er offi­cials sus­pect he may be from Baluchis­tan, a Pak­istani province. More­over, he has had access to sig­nif­i­cant sums of mon­ey, an indi­ca­tion that oth­ers may be back­ing him, offi­cials said.
    Atta came first, arriv­ing as a stu­dent in 1992 from his home in Egypt. In ear­ly 1999, he moved out of stu­dent hous­ing and into a refur­bished apart­ment on Marien­strasse that inves­ti­ga­tors think served as the base for the cell. Note that Atta was spon­sored by the Karl Duis­berg Soci­ety despite the fact that Atta was not a stel­lar can­di­date (Karl Duis­berg was the Own­er of I.G. Far­ben), This link­age should not be over­looked or under­stat­ed.

    Anoth­er arti­cle CNN 09/18/2001 Ham­burg cell reveals details https://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/09/18/inv.hamburg.suspects/index.html:
    Pro­fes­sor Dittmar Machule, taught Atta dur­ing his eight years at the Ham­burg cam­pus and super­vised his grad­u­a­tion the­sis in urban plan­ning.
    Machule told CNN: “He wrote on the pref­ace where he thanked us for help­ing him, a phrase from the Koran.”
    The phrase — writ­ten in Ger­man — says: “Say you, my prayer and my char­i­ties, and my life and my death belong to Allah, the mas­ter of the uni­verse.”
    Machule was sur­prised, he says, because the the­sis had noth­ing to do with reli­gion, but he accept­ed Atta’s expla­na­tion that he want­ed to ded­i­cate his work to God.
    Dur­ing his stud­ies, Atta, who was known as Mohamed El-Amir, would fre­quent­ly dis­ap­pear for months.
    In 1995, after begin­ning his the­sis, he dis­ap­peared for near­ly four years, Machule said. He reap­peared to fin­ish and defend his work in 1999 — sport­ing a tra­di­tion­al Mus­lim beard. {Note that Atta’s sus­pi­cious activ­i­ties appeared to start in 1995}
    Anoth­er arti­cle from The Guardian, U.K. 10/07/2010 “Mosque at the cen­ter of ‘Ham­burg cell’ in the spot­light again.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2010/oct/07/hamburg-mosque-links-september-11

    The Tai­ba mosque in Ham­burg, run by Mamoun Dark­azan­li, was attend­ed by some of the 9/11 hijack­ers. Ger­man author­i­ties allowed the mosque to remain open for years despite its ties to ter­ror­ists and sus­pect­ed extrem­ists. In ear­ly August author­i­ties raid­ed and closed the mosque, a few weeks after Siddiqui’s arrest in July. ‘We have closed the mosque because it was a recruit­ing and meet­ing point for Islam­ic rad­i­cals who want­ed to par­tic­i­pate in so-called jihad or holy war,’ the Ger­man gov­ern­ment said

    A police offi­cer removes a com­put­er from the the Tai­ba mosque in Ham­burg on 9 August 2010. Before 9/11 the US had put pres­sure on the Ger­mans to clamp down on Dark­azan­li. But Ger­man laws did not pro­hib­it his involve­ment with a for­eign ter­ror­ist organ­i­sa­tion at the time. After 9/11, the US and UN added Dark­azan­li and his import-export busi­ness to the list of al-Qai­da-affil­i­at­ed enti­ties. Span­ish offi­cials sought Darkazanli’s extra­di­tion in 2004 and 2005, accus­ing him of being involved with the al-Qai­da cell in Madrid that car­ried out the 2004 train bomb­ings. Darkazanli’s extra­di­tion to Spain was blocked by a Ger­man court. The Ger­mans found that the EU arrest war­rant issued by Spain vio­lat­ed Germany’s con­sti­tu­tion. Dark­azan­li was allowed to go free

    Said Baha­ji. One of the few Ham­burg cell mem­bers still at large after the 9/11 attacks. His last known move­ment was when he left Ham­burg on 3 Sep­tem­ber 2001 for Pak­istan. he had already been under inves­ti­ga­tion by Ger­man intel­li­gence for his con­nec­tions with Mohammed Hay­dar Zam­mar, a rad­i­cal cler­ic. The inves­ti­ga­tion was even­tu­al­ly dropped for lack of evi­dence. In Octo­ber 1999 he got mar­ried at the Tai­ba mosque. Atta, Jar­rah, She­hhi, Zam­mar and Shibh all attend­ed his

    Mamoun Dark­azan­li, accused of being a top al-Qai­da oper­a­tive, leaves prison in Ham­burg, north­ern Ger­many, on 18 July 2005. He walked free after Ger­many’s high­est court blocked his extra­di­tion to Spain on a new EU arrest war­rant

    On a sep­a­rate note it would be inter­est­ing research to know more about Ger­man Author­i­ties involve­ment in cov­er­ing for the Ham­burg Cell, and if there are any links with a few future BND Chiefs.
    1) From 1996–98, Ernst Uhrlau was the Chief of Ham­burg Police. In 1998, Uhrlau was appoint­ed a Coor­di­na­tor of the Intel­li­gence Com­mu­ni­ty in the office of the Chan­cel­lor. Lat­er, on 1 Decem­ber 2005, he was appoint­ed to the post of the head of the BND.
    2) Decem­ber, 17 1998, August Han­ning suc­ceed­ed Han­sjörg Geiger as Pres­i­dent of the Fed­er­al Intel­li­gence Ser­vice (after work­ing with intel­li­gence leader Bernd Schmid­bauer). In Decem­ber 2002, Han­ning wrote to the head of the CIA, George Tenet, telling that the infor­mant Curve­bal­l’s infor­ma­tion about Iraqi weapons of mass destruc­tion could not be con­firmed. Yet, the Bush Admin­is­tra­tion used “Curveball’s” infor­ma­tion to jus­ti­fy the Iraq war in 2003).
    Over­all, these three ter­ror­ist inci­dents show a pat­tern that there have been ele­ments in Ger­many that appear to sup­port these ter­ror­ists but the more dis­turb­ing con­cern is that these ele­ments have enough influ­ence to be able to cov­er up the truth for so many years. One who stud­ies this could con­clude it is evi­dence of the activ­i­ties of the Under­ground Reich.

    Posted by Mary Benton | September 20, 2020, 8:19 am
  3. Okla­homa City Bomb­ing of Alfred Mur­rah Build­ing. Andreas Strass­mey­er son of Hel­mut Kohls Chief of staff was an oper­a­tor. He may have been an FBI infor­mant but was he in fact a dou­ble agent work­ing for the Under­groung Reich? Strass­meir’s roo­mate robbed over 20 banks, his grand­fa­ther was a found­ing mem­ber of the Nazi par­ty and his father was a Ger­man Sec­re­tary of State Gun­ther Strass­meir. Andreas Strass­meir has been the sub­ject of inter­est to the Coun­tert­er­ror­ism Divi­sion of the Diplo­mat­ic Pro­tec­tive Ser­vice of the Depart­ment of State in a doc­u­ment which we can only describe as specif­i­cal­ly bear­ing the Okla­homa City bomb­ing inves­ti­ga­tion case num­ber and pho­tographs of Strass­meir. Andy Strass­meir received from Sinn Fein, the Irish ter­ror­ist group. Mahon and Strass­meir and oth­ers are part of what is described as a ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion at Elo­him City which believed that it would be the next Waco, and should engage in a Holy War and strike the gov­ern­ment of the Unit­ed States first.

    https://fas.org/irp/threat/mcveigh/part06.htm

    PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS OF PETITIONER-DEFENDANT,
    TIMOTHY JAMES McVEIGH AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT 
    MARCH 25, 1997

    Select­ed Excerpts include:

    2. Andreas Strass­meir.

    Andreas Strass­meir is a Ger­man nation­al whose father is a well regard­ed and
    suc­cess­ful politi­cian in the Chris­t­ian Demo­c­rat Coali­tion who recent­ly
    retired as Sec­re­tary of State for West Ger­many, but whose grand­fa­ther was a
    found­ing mem­ber of the Ger­man Nazi par­ty. D.E. 3123 at 14. Strass­meir was in
    this coun­try ille­gal­ly on an expired visa on April 19, 1995. Id. (Exhibits
    “F” and “H”). Sub­se­quent­ly, when Strass­meir became the sub­ject of intense
    media and defense scruti­ny, his attor­ney, Kirk Lyons, a well-known North
    Car­oli­na lawyer whose prin­ci­pal clients are mem­bers of the most vio­lent and
    extreme wing of Amer­i­can pol­i­tics, open­ly boast­ed that he had “spir­it­ed”
    Strass­meir out of the coun­try through Texas, Mex­i­co and France, telling his
    sup­port­ers that it would be “eas­i­er to defend Strass­meir from Ger­many than from inside a fed­er­al deten­tion facil­i­ty.” Id. at 14 (Exhib­it “H”).

    Strass­meir, who was orig­i­nal­ly pre­sent­ed to the press as a star­ry-eyed
    Ger­man inter­est­ed in Amer­i­can mil­i­tary his­to­ry has now been iden­ti­fied as
    the Chief of Secu­ri­ty at Elo­him City, an active par­tic­i­pant in a Klan ral­ly
    in Texas, and hav­ing over­stayed his visa in this coun­try, hav­ing trav­eled on
    false iden­ti­ty papers (he was arrest­ed in Okla­homa by State High­way
    Patrol­man Ver­non Phillips using the iden­ti­ty of Peter Ward) and a sus­pect in
    mul­ti­ple inves­ti­ga­tions con­cern­ing weapons vio­la­tions, includ­ing mak­ing
    weapons ful­ly auto­mat­ic. Id.

    Accord­ing to a May 19, 1995, news­pa­per arti­cle “wit­ness­es alleged­ly
    iden­ti­fied him [Strass­meir] at the end of April [1995] as one of the num­ber
    of men seen in Junc­tion City, Kansas, when McVeigh was also there dur­ing the
    days lead­ing up to the bomb­ing.” D.E. 2191 at 12. One of the wit­ness­es said
    she con­tact­ed the FBI as soon as she was shown a pho­to­graph of Strass­meir by
    a U.S. news orga­ni­za­tion inves­ti­gat­ing the Okla­homa affair.

    Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, the author of this arti­cle, and Andrew Gim­son, a
    reporter in the Telegraph’s Berlin bureau inter­viewed Strass­meir a total of
    five times. Over the course of these inter­views, Strass­meir revealed the
    fol­low­ing:

    A. Strass­meir was a for­mer Lieu­tenant in Ger­many’s elite Panz­er Grenadiers,
    sim­i­lar to our Spe­cial Forces, and was trained in mil­i­tary intel­li­gence.

    B. He first moved to the Unit­ed States in 1989 “because he was plan­ning to
    work on a spe­cial assign­ment for the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment.” Accord­ing to
    Strass­meir, “It nev­er worked out.”

    C. A retired USAF Colonel, Vince Petruskie was help­ing Strass­meir at the DEA
    and Trea­sury Depart­ment, but ulti­mate­ly noth­ing came through. Inter­views
    with Petruskie by defense inves­ti­ga­tors con­firm this.

    D. Hav­ing failed to find a job in Wash­ing­ton, Strass­meir went to Texas where
    he found work at a com­put­er com­pa­ny, and where “. . . he seem­ing­ly drift­ed
    into the sub­cul­ture of the Klu [sic] Klux Klan, the Aryan Nations, and the
    extreme fringes of the Chris­t­ian right.... He estab­lished him­self as Chief
    of Secu­ri­ty (at Elo­him City) in weapon train­ing, he said.”

    E. Strass­meir “also claimed that he cop­per bot­tomed infor­ma­tion about the
    bomb­ing but seemed torn over how much he felt able to impart” to the Tele­graph.

    F. Strass­meir said, “The ATF had an infor­mant inside this oper­a­tion. They
    had advanced warn­ing and they bun­gled it.” “What they should have done is
    made an arrest while the bomb was still being made instead of wait­ing until
    the moment for a pub­lic­i­ty stunt.”

    Coun­sel for Defen­dant McVeigh per­son­al­ly inter­viewed Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., and con­firmed each of these points. Mr. Evans-Pritchard
    rep­re­sent­ed to coun­sel that Strass­meir strong­ly sug­gest­ed to him that there
    was an infor­mant at Elo­him City and that he was the infor­mant. How­ev­er,
    Strass­meir would not express­ly admit to it. The gov­ern­ment has denied
    Andreas Strass­meir was an infor­mant employed by the Unit­ed States.

    Mr. Evans-Pritchard informed the under­signed coun­sel that as part of his
    inves­ti­ga­tion into Strass­meir’s back­ground, Evans-Pritchard inter­viewed a
    mem­ber of the Texas Light Infantry dur­ing the time Strass­meir was in Texas.
    Cer­tain mem­bers of the Texas Light Infantry began to believe that Strass­meir
    was an ATF infor­mant. Mem­bers of the infantry placed a “tail” on Strass­meir
    and fol­lowed him one night. Strass­meir went into a fed­er­al build­ing in which
    was housed a local ATF office. On the doors of this par­tic­u­lar fed­er­al
    build­ing, there were com­bi­na­tion locks and in order to gain entrance, the
    per­son had to punch in the cor­rect com­bi­na­tion. Evans-Pritchard report­ed to
    coun­sel that the mem­bers of the Texas Light Infantry report­ed that they
    watched while Strass­meir punched in the prop­er code, unlocked the door and
    went into the build­ing. D.E. 2191 at 14.

    Coun­sel has been informed by a reli­able source that FBI Direc­tor Louis Freeh
    had invit­ed a sub­ject to accom­pa­ny him on a trip to Italy and Ger­many in
    late 1993, short­ly after Mr. Freeh became direc­tor of the FBI. The sub­ject
    did in fact accom­pa­ny Mr. Freeh first to Italy and then to Ger­many. Coun­sel
    was told that Mr. Freeh specif­i­cal­ly invit­ed the sub­ject to be present when
    Freeh met with Ger­man inter­nal secu­ri­ty offi­cials and that he agreed on the
    con­di­tion that he would not write any­thing about what he heard.

    The sub­ject was present in the meet­ing in Ger­many in Novem­ber 1993 (he
    thought it could have been Octo­ber, but was more pos­i­tive about Novem­ber),
    and that the Ger­man secu­ri­ty offi­cials specif­i­cal­ly men­tioned Andreas
    Strass­meir and said that he was “nation hop­ping” back and forth between the
    Unit­ed States and Ger­many and that he had been asso­ci­at­ed with neo-Nazis in
    the Unit­ed States and that they were very con­cerned about their activ­i­ties.
    Direc­tor Freeh replied that the FBI was aware of Strass­meir, and was
    “mon­i­tor­ing” his activ­i­ties, but that “because of the First Amend­ment, there
    isn’t any­thing we can do.”

    When Strass­meir’s poten­tial link to this case was dis­cov­ered, a reporter
    inter­viewed Den­nis Mahon about Mahon’s friend­ship with Strass­meir. When
    ques­tioned whether or not Strass­meir could be an infor­mant, Mahon became
    vis­i­bly upset. As infor­ma­tion was trad­ed, Mahon became more con­vinced that
    Strass­meir had been pro­vid­ing intel­li­gence on them. Mahon imme­di­ate­ly got in
    touch with a Avery impor­tant” man in Ger­many and request­ed that he deter­mine
    if Strass­meir could be an agent for the Ger­man gov­ern­ment. The reporter
    heard them state to this indi­vid­ual that if Strass­meir had dou­ble-crossed
    them, “[Matron] want­ed Andreas shot in both kneecaps and a con­fes­sion
    elicit­ed from him, then hold a 30-minute tri­al and then exe­cute him.” D.E.
    2191 at 16. The FBI was imme­di­ate­ly informed of the infor­ma­tion when defense
    coun­sel learned it.

    Despite gov­ern­ment denials to the Court that Strass­meir has nev­er been the
    sub­ject of the inves­ti­ga­tion of this case, defense coun­sel has obtained
    documents–generated by the government–which indi­cate that he most
    assured­ly was. One offi­cial doc­u­ment, dat­ed Jan­u­ary 11, 1996, from an
    inves­tiga­tive assis­tant dis­cussed Strass­meir and stat­ed, “Sub­ject is want­ed
    for ques­tion­ing by FBI, Okla­homa City. Detain and noti­fy [the FBI],” and
    then giv­ing the phone num­ber, and “refer to FBI case num­ber,” and then
    giv­ing the Okla­homa City bomb­ing case, and then con­clud­ing that “sub­ject is
    pos­si­bly armed and may be dan­ger­ous.” D.E. 3410 (Pre­tri­al
    Hearing–Sealed–Not Pro­vid­ed to Defen­dant Nichols, March 10, 1997 at 18).
    This doc­u­ment was gen­er­at­ed months after the defense began request­ing
    infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing Strass­meir and dur­ing the very time that the defense
    was meet­ing with the Dis­trict Court con­cern­ing Strass­meir. Id.

    The gov­ern­ment in fact con­duct­ed an inves­ti­ga­tion of Mr. Strass­meir and Mr.
    Mahon in the days imme­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing the Okla­homa City bomb­ing, and then
    failed to fol­low through on the inves­ti­ga­tion, not because it was
    unpro­duc­tive, but because to pur­sue the inves­ti­ga­tion would in effect lead
    back to the gov­ern­men­t’s knowl­edge of pri­or warn­ing. Defense coun­sel is of
    the opin­ion that the gov­ern­ment has engaged in a will­ful and know­ing coverup
    of infor­ma­tion sup­plied to it by its infor­mant.

    Mahon dis­cussed with Car­ol Howe “tar­get­ing fed­er­al instal­la­tions for
    destruc­tion through bomb­ings, such as the IRS Build­ing, the Tul­sa Fed­er­al
    Build­ing, and the Okla­homa City Fed­er­al Build­ing.” Id. (Exhib­it “A” at 2).
    In fact, Mahon not only dis­cussed the destruc­tion of the fed­er­al build­ing in
    Okla­homa City by bomb­ing, accord­ing to Ms. Howe, Mahon and Strass­meir took
    at least three trips to Okla­homa City in Novem­ber and Decem­ber 1994 and
    again in Feb­ru­ary, 1995–and Car­ol Howe accom­pa­nied them dur­ing the Decem­ber
    1994 trip. She has repeat­ed these facts to sev­er­al reporters.

    Ms. Howe report­ed all of this infor­ma­tion to the FBI[13] the day after the
    bomb­ing, and yet gov­ern­ment coun­sel still insists that Andy Strass­meir was
    “nev­er a sub­ject of the inves­ti­ga­tion” (see Tr. at 68), but curi­ous­ly does
    not make the same state­ment con­cern­ing Den­nis Mahon.

    FBI agents claimed that they found ammo­ni­um nitrate and oth­er chem­i­cals that
    could be used in bomb­ing-mak­ing in Viefhaus’ home and that the search of
    Viefhaus’ home includ­ing writ­ten instruc­tions for bomb-mak­ing and ref­er­ences
    to the lengths of pipes, caps, screws and fus­es, as well as black pow­der,
    acceller­ants, and var­i­ous loaded firearms. Id. (Exhib­it “C” at 3). In
    addi­tion to this infor­ma­tion, the search of his house also uncov­ered a
    how-to book about con­struct­ing home­made weapons as well as a pho­to­graph of
    Viefhaus and his “house­mate” hold­ing weapons and wear­ing swastikas on their
    cloth­ing. The mes­sage that the fed­er­al agents have con­nect­ed to Viefhaus is
    believed to be affil­i­at­ed with the Nation­al Social­ist Alliance of Okla­homa,
    and the speak­er on the tape had report­ed­ly endorsed the bomb­ing of the
    Mur­rah build­ing in Okla­homa City.

    Car­ol Howe is the per­son described as Viefhaus’ “house­mate” and is the
    per­son in the pic­ture with Viefhaus where the both of them are wear­ing
    swastikas on their cloth­ing. For his part, Mahon has stat­ed to the press
    that he does not believe that Howe and Viefhaus are guilty of any­thing, that
    he knows these two per­sons, and “they gave me their word that they were
    above ground and total­ly legal. They stand up for White Aryan beliefs.” Id.
    (Exhib­it “C” at 9).

    Mahon does indeed know both of these per­sons. Car­ol Howe had actu­al­ly filed
    a peti­tion in open court in Tul­sa, Okla­homa, for a pro­tec­tive order against
    Den­nis Mahon on August 23, 1994.[14] Id. (Exhib­it “D”).

    [T]hrough dis­cov­ery, the defense has learned of sig­nif­i­cant offi­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the Unit­ed States gov­ern­ment and its rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Ger­many con­cern­ing addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion on Strass­meir and that Strass­meir has been the sub­ject of inter­est to the Coun­tert­er­ror­ism Divi­sion of the Diplo­mat­ic Pro­tec­tive Ser­vice of the Depart­ment of State in a doc­u­ment which we can only describe as specif­i­cal­ly bear­ing the Okla­homa City bomb­ing inves­ti­ga­tion case num­ber and pho­tographs of Strass­meir. See attached Exhib­it “A” and “B” (Under Seal).

    To say, in light of these doc­u­ments and oth­ers filed under seal and not
    oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied in this pub­lic fil­ing, that Mr. Strass­meir was “nev­er
    the sub­ject of the inves­ti­ga­tion” is sim­ply untrue. Strass­meir remained a
    sus­pect and sub­ject of the Okla­homa City inves­ti­ga­tion as demon­strat­ed by
    the fact that (1) Car­ol Howe was sent back to Elo­him City where Strass­meir
    lives, (2) cable traf­fic between an agency of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment and its
    rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Ger­many clear­ly iden­ti­fy offi­cial inter­est in Strass­meir,
    (3) his pic­ture and oth­er infor­ma­tion was cir­cu­lat­ed by the Depart­ment of
    State with respect to the Okla­homa City bomb­ing, and (4) in Jan­u­ary 1996, he
    was con­sid­ered to be “armed and dan­ger­ous” and was to be detained for
    inves­ti­ga­tion and inter­view by the FBI. For the gov­ern­ment to rep­re­sent to
    the Court, as it did that Strass­meir had nev­er been the sub­ject of the
    inves­ti­ga­tion is not con­sis­tent with the known facts and mis­lead both the
    Court and the Defen­dant. See (Sched­ul­ing and Rule 17.1 Conference–Sealed,
    Jan­u­ary 29, 1997, at 60, 68). Strass­meir not only was a sub­ject of the
    inves­ti­ga­tion and a sus­pect of offi­cial inter­est on two con­ti­nents, but that
    inter­est last­ed at least from the mid­dle of April 1995 to Jan­u­ary 1996.

    3. Car­ol Howe and the Bureau of Alchohol [sic], Tobac­co and Firearms.

    The defense inves­ti­ga­tion has accu­mu­lat­ed a sig­nif­i­cant amount of
    infor­ma­tion aside from dis­cov­ery which indi­cates that ATF infor­mant Car­ol
    Howe informed her agency han­dlers, the Bureau of Alco­hol, Tobac­co, and
    Firearms, pri­or to April 19, 1995, that var­i­ous res­i­dents of Elo­him City
    were plan­ning an attack on Fed­er­al Build­ings which includ­ed the Alfred P.
    Mur­rah Fed­er­al Build­ing in Okla­homa City. The defense believes that the
    gov­ern­ment received this infor­ma­tion, and in fact fol­lowed up on it, in the
    ear­ly morn­ing hours of April 19, 1995. D.E. 3313 at 1.

    To say, in light of these doc­u­ments and oth­ers filed under seal and not
    oth­er­wise iden­ti­fied in this pub­lic fil­ing, that Mr. Strass­meir was “nev­er
    the sub­ject of the inves­ti­ga­tion” is sim­ply untrue. Strass­meir remained a
    sus­pect and sub­ject of the Okla­homa City inves­ti­ga­tion as demon­strat­ed by
    the fact that (1) Car­ol Howe was sent back to Elo­him City where Strass­meir
    lives, (2) cable traf­fic between an agency of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment and its
    rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Ger­many clear­ly iden­ti­fy offi­cial inter­est in Strass­meir,
    (3) his pic­ture and oth­er infor­ma­tion was cir­cu­lat­ed by the Depart­ment of
    State with respect to the Okla­homa City bomb­ing, and (4) in Jan­u­ary 1996, he
    was con­sid­ered to be “armed and dan­ger­ous” and was to be detained for
    inves­ti­ga­tion and inter­view by the FBI. For the gov­ern­ment to rep­re­sent to
    the Court, as it did that Strass­meir had nev­er been the sub­ject of the
    inves­ti­ga­tion is not con­sis­tent with the known facts and mis­lead both the
    Court and the Defen­dant. See (Sched­ul­ing and Rule 17.1 Conference–Sealed,
    Jan­u­ary 29, 1997, at 60, 68). Strass­meir not only was a sub­ject of the
    inves­ti­ga­tion and a sus­pect of offi­cial inter­est on two con­ti­nents, but that
    inter­est last­ed at least from the mid­dle of April 1995 to Jan­u­ary 1996.

    From infor­ma­tion fur­nished to the defense from its own inves­ti­ga­tion, from
    nation­al reporters for ABC and NBC tele­vi­sion news, from Time mag­a­zine, and
    from cer­tain mate­r­i­al fur­nished by the gov­ern­ment, it is clear that the ATF
    had an infor­mant, Car­ol Howe, the daugh­ter of a very promi­nent and
    suc­cess­ful Tul­sa, Okla­homa, cou­ple who for a peri­od of time pos­sessed
    beliefs in racial supe­ri­or­i­ty of Cau­casians. This belief was appar­ent­ly
    ini­tial­ly formed as a result of a con­fronta­tion Ms. Howe had as a young
    woman with sev­er­al young black males which required her, for her safe­ty, to
    jump off the roof of a build­ing and result­ed in frac­tures or bone breaks in
    her ankles or legs. D.E. 3313 at 5.

    After this inci­dent Ms. Howe grav­i­tat­ed toward the Aryan Nation move­ment and
    became a close per­son­al asso­ciate of Den­nis Mahon, the for­mer Impe­r­i­al
    Wiz­ard of the Ku Klux Klan, an indi­vid­ual who has received mon­ey since 1990
    from Iraq, who has trav­eled to Ger­many to recruit for the Ku Klux Klan, who
    has been barred from the Unit­ed King­dom and Cana­da as an “inter­na­tion­al
    ter­ror­ist” (accord­ing to Mr. Mahon’s own state­ment), and who has made a
    num­ber of state­ments of the most extreme polit­i­cal nature about the
    neces­si­ty and desir­abil­i­ty of over­throw­ing the gov­ern­ment of the Unit­ed
    States “by any means.” D.E. 3313 at 5. In addi­tion, Mr. Mahon is a for­mer
    leader in the White Aryan Resis­tance, some­times iden­ti­fied as No. 3 in its
    lead­er­ship, and appar­ent­ly was a mem­ber of the Order.

    In her April 21, 1995, mem­o­ran­dum, Ms. Howe dis­cussed
    Andreas Strass­meir, Den­nis Mahon and Elo­him City at some length and
    specif­i­cal­ly men­tioned that Den­nis Mahon had talked to her about bomb­ing
    either an IRS build­ing, the Fed­er­al Build­ing in Tul­sa, or the “Fed­er­al
    Build­ing” in Okla­homa City, pre­sum­ably a ref­er­ence to the Alfred P. Mur­rah
    Build­ing, although it could arguably have includ­ed the old Post Office
    build­ing and the Unit­ed States Cour­t­house, both of which are in the “Fed­er­al
    Com­plex” in down­town Okla­homa City. All of the alle­ga­tions she has repeat­ed
    in sub­se­quent inter­views.

    In addi­tion, Howe has described the Rev­erend Mil­lar as preach­ing con­tin­u­al­ly
    the neces­si­ty of a “Holy War” against the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment and Howe
    described that the res­i­dents at Elo­him City were very famil­iar with what had
    hap­pened at Waco, they admired David Kore­sh, and that copies of the Turn­er
    Diaries[16] were read­i­ly avail­able. Sum­ma­rized at D.E. 3313 at 10, but
    repeat­ed in oth­er inter­views.

    The defense has also received infor­ma­tion from unim­peach­able sources that
    Ms. Howe made state­ments on Decem­ber 24, 1996, which were tape record­ed,
    con­cern­ing Strass­meir. When Ms. Howe was asked about Strass­meir she
    respond­ed, he said he did­n’t want to set­tle down [and get mar­ried] with
    any­one because he want­ed to go blow up fed­er­al build­ings. That’s exact­ly
    what he said.” Ms. Howe also told the defense source that she had retrieved
    the notes she had used to brief her ATF han­dler, Angela Fin­ley, about the
    det­o­na­tor that Andy Strass­meir received from Sinn Fein, the Irish ter­ror­ist
    group.

    Mr. Mahon and Mr. Strass­meir and Elo­him City res­i­dents
    in (1) believ­ing a Holy War was immi­nent, (2) that Elo­him City should
    strike first, (3) that Elo­him City was the next Waco, (4) that Strass­meir
    and Mahon want­ed to bomb and blow up build­ings, includ­ing Fed­er­al Build­ings
    and instal­la­tions, and (5) among these build­ings was the Fed­er­al Build­ing in
    Okla­homa City.
    The truth is that Mahon and Strass­meir and oth­ers are part of what is described as a ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion at Elo­him City which believed that it would be the next Waco, and should engage in a Holy War and strike the gov­ern­ment of the Unit­ed States first.

    what is poten­tial­ly the sin­gle most embar­rass­ing and
    humil­i­at­ing sit­u­a­tion since the pub­lic found out that the FBI had an
    infor­mant inside the ter­ror­ist group that bombed the World Trade Cen­ter in
    New York–an infor­mant that actu­al­ly helped make the bomb–but they bun­gled
    the entire sit­u­a­tion and did not pre­vent that tragedy.

    Andreas Strass­meir’s room­mate, Mike Bres­cia, and two oth­er res­i­dents of
    Elo­him City have now been indict­ed by a Fed­er­al Grand Jury for 22 mid­west­ern
    bank rob­beries in which false FBI iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and threats of bombs were
    involved. These rob­beries, accord­ing to the Indict­ment, were to finance the
    Aryan Repub­li­can Army (which includ­ed as one of its mem­bers Den­nis Mahon).
    This Grand Jury Indict­ment cer­tain­ly indi­cates, for pur­pos­es of Brady
    dis­cov­ery, that indi­vid­u­als resid­ing at Elo­him City at the same time as
    Mahon and Strass­meir were ful­ly capa­ble of car­ry­ing out ter­ror­ist acts.

    https://fas.org/irp/threat/mcveigh/part06.htm

    Posted by Mary Benton | September 20, 2020, 9:25 am

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