Continuing the analysis and discussion of the terrorist blitzkrieg of 9/11/2001, this program begins with analysis of the duplicitous role played by the Saudis in regard to the attacks.
1. While superficially pretending to oppose Bin Laden and Islamic extremism, the Saudis in practice promulgate Wahhabism, the ultra-conservative Muslim doctrine characterized as “Islamofascism.” (“Saudi Arabia: The Double Act Wears Thin;” The Economist; 9/29-10/5/2001; pp. 22-23.)
2. One of the European bases of Bin Laden’s operation appears to be Bosnia Herzegovina. (“Classified Report Warns U.S., Europe of Terrorists Based in Bosnia” by Craig Pyes, Josh Meyer and William C. Rempel; L.A. Times, October 15, 2001.)
3. Next, the broadcast excerpts FTR#293, which in turn accesses information from other FTR programs. Further developing the analysis of Islamofascism, the program highlights the SS background of Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic. (Izetbegovic’s dogmatic Islamofascist ideology is detailed in FTR#154. Excerpting FTR#161, the program highlights the 13th Waffen SS (Hanjar) Division. Composed of Balkan Muslims, the unit wore fezzes with the traditional Waffen SS uniforms. This division was assembled with the assistance of Haj Amin Al-Husseini, the so-called Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. A major in the SS, Al-Husseini was a key German spy during World War II, as well as a major operative on behalf of what Mr. Emory calls “the Underground Reich.”
4. As a young man, Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic was a member of and recruiter for the Hanjar Division! (From a letter to David Binder of The New York Times, written by Milan Bulajic, a Serbian expert on war crimes committed in the Balkans by Axis forces during World War II. Bulajic could be thought of as the Serbian Simon Weisenthal. The letter quotes verbatim from the transcript of Izetbegovic’s trial.) Izetbegovic did not deny the charges of having worked for Husseini and the Hanjar Division, but merely excused his actions on the basis of having been very young at the time. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
5. It is important to note in that context that after Izetbegovic became head of the newly independent state of Bosnia, he established an elite division named Hanjar, and patterned after the 13th Waffen SS. (Some Call It Peace: Waiting for War in the Balkans; by Joseph Bodansky; Copyright 1996 [HC]; The International Media Corporation.) The unit functioned as the personal guard unit of the Bosnian political leadership and also as a “special forces” unit that was deployed in support of other military formations. (Idem.)
6. Composed primarily of non-Bosnian Balkans (including ethnic Albanians), the unit was trained and led by Arab and Pakistani veterans of the Afghan conflict. (Idem.)
7. In 1993, U.N. observers noted that the re-created Hanjar was engaged in force projection into Kosovo and Macedonia and they forecast that conflict would break out in those areas. (Idem.) Their prediction proved to be accurate.
8. Next, the program recapitulates the “Islamofascist” nature of the World Muslim Congress, a key element in the anti-Soviet Afghan war of the 1980’s. (The Beast Reawakens; by Martin A. Lee; pp. 225-226.) (For more detailed discussion of the WMC, see the descriptions for FTR#’s 328, 329.) The Afghan conflict was the chrysalis from which Osama Bin Laden, Ramzi Yousseff, and the Pakistani and Arab combatants leading Izetbegovic’s “Hanjar II” emerged as warriors. The WMC was founded by the Grand Mufti, who recruited the 13th Waffen SS division of Izetbegovic’s youth, and it was heavily financed by the Saudis. Mr. Emory speculates that the Islamofascist combatants spawned through the WMC and the Afghan conflict have been coopted by the “Underground Reich” to be used against the United States, Israel and the United Kingdom.
9. The second side of the program begins with with Saudi Arabia’s precipitous evacuation of prominent Saudis in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. (“Washington Concerned by Moves of Saudis” by Christopher Drew and Judith Miller; New York Times; 9/19/2001; p. B4.) (As will be seen in FTR#334, these citizens included members of the Bin Laden family before they could be questioned by the FBI.)
10. Interestingly (and, perhaps, significantly), Saudi Arabia changed intelligence chiefs last summer. (“Strains in Saudi-U.S. Relations” by Patrick Tyler [New York Times]; San Francisco Chronicle; 9/24/2001; p. A7.)
11. Along with the appointment of Robert Mueller to head the FBI and the “suicide” of J.H. Hatfield, the replacement of the Saudi intelligence czar might constitute maneuvering by the Underground Reich in direct anticipation of the attacks of 9/11.
12. Highlighting Philippine connections to the Bin Laden organization, the program sets forth information about Islamic charities that are allegedly involved in the funding of Al Quedda. (“Scrutiny Grows Over Muslim Charities” by David B. Ottoway and Dan Morgan [Washington Post]; San Jose Mercury News; 9/30/2001; p. 19A.) One of the organizations closely associated with these charities is the Muslim World League. (Idem.) Mr. Emory asks the help of listeners in determining if the Muslim World League is the same organization as the WMC.
13. The same article also highlights a former brother-in-law of Osama Bin Laden, who allegedly is involved with Islamic terror in the Philippines. (Idem.)
14. Underscoring evidentiary tributaries between the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, the broadcast details connections between the Philippine-based Abu Sayaf organization (allegedly allied with Bin Laden) and Ramzi Yousseff, the mastermind of the first attack on the WTC. (“Philippines Offers U.S. Its Troops and Bases” by Mark Landler; New York Times; 9/3/2001; p. A5.)
15. Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman (another U.S. supported veteran of the Afghan war against the Soviets) was convicted of participation in the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.
16. One of his sons is allegedly involved with the Bin Laden organization. (“U.S. Reveals Identity of Terror Attack Planner” by Dan Eggen and Serge F. Kovaleski [Washington Post]; San Francisco Chronicle; 10/7/2001; p. A5.)
17. Next, the program excerpts FTR#92. Intriguingly, a witness (excluded by Judge Matsch from the trial of Timothy McVeigh) allegedly connected McVeigh’s co-conspirator Terry Nichols with the afore-mentioned Ramzi Yousseff. (“Rest of Bombing Story a Mystery” by Lou Kilzer and Kevin Flynn; Rocky Mountain News; 6/3/97; accessed at www.insidedenver.com.)
18. Mr. Emory believes that the Underground Reich authored the Oklahoma City bombing, the 1993 WTC attack and the attacks of 9/11. FTR #328 details connections between the 9/11 attacks and the AMIA bombing in Argentina. (It should be noted that the AMIA center was a repository for information about Nazi war criminals.) In yet another excerpt from a previous broadcast, FTR#330 excerpts FTR#88.
19. The program highlights an alleged link between the Oklahoma City bombing and the AMIA bombing. An investigation by the FBI found some of the participants in the bombing–Argentine security service personnel– belonged to the American white supremacist Tom Metzger’s White Aryan resistance. McVeigh also [allegedly] belonged to this group. (“AMIA Bomb Plotters’ Connection;” La Nacion; 7/27/97.)
20. Many investigators have alleged that WAR member Dennis Mahon was involved with the Oklahoma City bombing. (“White Supremacist Takes Fifth in Oklahoma Bomb Plot”[AP]; San Francisco Chronicle; 7/17/97.)
21. The broadcast supplements discussion from FTR#327 concerning apparent stock-market manipulation in connection with the 9/11 attacks. (“Suspicious Profits Sit Uncollected” by Christian Berthelsen and Scott Winokur; San Francisco Chronicle; 9/29/2001; p. A1.)
22. The program also raises the question of possible Bormann organization ownership of the World Trade Center. (Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile; by Paul Manning; Lyle Stuart; Copyright Paul Manning ; ISBN 0-8184-0309-8; p. 279.)
23. Supplementing information from FTR#326, the program concludes with discussion of the German connections to the 9/11 attacks. (“Terror Plot Secrets Emerge” by Dan Eggen and Bob Woodward [Washington Post]; San Francisco Chronicle; 9/29/2001; p. A1.)
(Recorded on 10/15/2001.)