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FTR #456 Compendium on Nazi and Fascist Connections to 9/11

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Intro­duc­tion: A col­lec­tion of doc­u­men­ta­tion of Nazi and fas­cist con­nec­tions to the events of 9/11, this pro­gram ties togeth­er con­tem­po­rary neo-Nazi ele­ments, Islam­o­fas­cists asso­ci­at­ed with the Al Qae­da net­work, vet­er­ans of the Third Reich and neo-fas­cist ele­ments in Europe. These ele­ments have net­worked togeth­er and the 9/11 attacks and oth­er events have been the out­growth of that net­work­ing. It should be not­ed that this descrip­tion con­tains infor­ma­tion not con­tained in the orig­i­nal broad­cast itself. Note, also, that the anthrax attacks [4]also appear to involve Nazi and fas­cist ele­ments.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: The Third Reich her­itage of Bank Al Taqwa prin­ci­pals Youssef Nada and Ahmed Huber; Nada’s assis­tance in the escape of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem from Ger­many; the links of Huber to key Nazi banker Fran­cois Genoud; alle­ga­tions that Genoud set up Bank Al Taqwa; Genoud’s alleged con­nec­tions to the events of 9/11; Genoud’s role as a finan­cial advi­sor to the Bin Laden fam­i­ly; the pres­ence of Genoud lawyer and friend Bau­doin Dunand on the board of direc­tors of SICO—the Bin Laden Euro­pean hold­ing com­pa­ny; the numer­ous links between Bank Al Taqwa and Ital­ian fas­cist ele­ments; net­work­ing between Huber and Euro­pean neo-fas­cists and far right­ists; Huber’s efforts to cre­ate liaisons between Islamists and Euro­pean and Amer­i­can neo-Nazis; links between the Al Qae­da milieu and Islam­ic fas­cist ele­ments in the Balka­ns; the recre­ation of Mus­lim Waf­fen SS for­ma­tions in the Balka­ns in the 1990’s; evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries con­nect­ing the first attack on the World Trade Cen­ter, the Okla­homa City Bomb­ing and the 9/11 attacks; Nation­al Alliance head William Pierce’s fore­shad­ow­ing of the 9/11 attacks; col­lab­o­ra­tion between Al Qae­da and neo-Nazi ele­ments in Latin Amer­i­ca; Mohammed Atta’s Ger­man con­nec­tions; Atta’s asso­ci­a­tion with a foun­da­tion named after an I.G. Far­ben exec­u­tive; links between the Saud­is, neo-Nazis and Holo­caust deniers.

1. Begin­ning with infor­ma­tion about one of the most impor­tant fig­ures in post­war fas­cism, the broad­cast high­lights the polit­i­cal lega­cy of Hitler, as pro­mul­gat­ed by Nazi banker and ter­ror mas­ter­mind Fran­cois Genoud. “In the pref­ace to the [Mar­tin] Bor­mann doc­u­ment, Hitler’s Table Talk, Genoud wrote that Hitler want­ed the peo­ple of the Third World to car­ry on the work of the Thou­sand Year Reich.”
(“Hitler’s Swiss Con­nec­tion” by David Lee Pre­ston; The Philadel­phia Inquir­er; 1/5/1997; p. 3) [5]

2. The pro­gram con­tin­ues with a review of for­mer Third Reich defense min­is­ter Albert Speer’s account of Hitler’s vision of the anni­hi­la­tion of New York City. “As Germany’s defeat loomed dur­ing the final months of World War II, Adolf Hitler increas­ing­ly lapsed into delu­sion­al [?] fits of fan­ta­sy. Albert Speer, in his prison writ­ings, recounts an episode in which a mani­a­cal Hitler ‘pic­tured for him­self and for us the destruc­tion of New York in a hur­ri­cane of fire.’ The Nazi fuehrer described sky­scrap­ers turn­ing into ‘gigan­tic burn­ing torch­es, col­laps­ing upon one anoth­er, the glow of the explod­ing city illu­mi­nat­ing the dark sky.’ An approx­i­ma­tion of Hitler’s hell­ish vision came true on Sep­tem­ber 11, when ter­ror­ists destroyed the Twin Tow­ers in New York, killing near­ly 3,000 peo­ple.”
(“The Swasti­ka & the Cres­cent” by Mar­tin A. Lee; Intel­li­gence Report; Spring 2002 [#105]; Pub­lished by the South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter; p. 1.) [6]

2a. Even more telling is the fact that Hitler’s plan for destroy­ing New York involved crash­ing air­craft into the sky­scrap­ers with kamikaze-style attacks! “. . .  Not only Hitler’s fan­ta­sy but also his plan for real­iz­ing it recall what hap­pened in 2001: the idea was for Kamikaze pilots to fly explo­sive –crammed light air­craft lack­ing land­ing gear into the Man­hat­tan sky­scrap­ers. The draw­ings for the Daim­ler-Benz ‘Amerik­abomber’ actu­al­ly exist. They show giant four-engine planes with raised under­bel­lies beneath which small bombers could be strapped. The bombers were to be released short­ly before the plane reached the East Coast, after which the moth­er plane would return to Europe. . . .”
(Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11; Matthias Kuntzel; Telos Press Pub­lish­ing [HC]; Copy­right 2007 Telos Press Pub­lish­ing; ISBN 10: 0–914386-36–0; pp. XIX-XXI.) [7]

3. An illu­mi­nat­ing state­ment was made by Nazi/Islamist Ahmed Huber, a key direc­tor of the Bank Al Taqwa described in FTR#455 and lat­er in this pro­gram. “By his [Ahmed Huber’s] account, a group of aging SS offi­cers and mem­bers of Hitler’s per­son­al guard who meet every few weeks in the Ger­man state of Bavaria for beer and con­ver­sa­tion recent­ly bestowed the title ‘hon­orary Pruss­ian’ on Bin Laden. They praised his ‘valiant fight’ against the Unit­ed States, Huber said. One of the mem­bers called Huber after the meet­ing to tell him that hence­forth they had decid­ed to call the Al Que­da leader ‘Herr von Laden,’ Huber said.”
(“Unlike­ly Allies Bound by a Com­mon Hatred” by Peter Finn; Wash­ing­ton Post; 4/29/2002; p. A13.) [8]

4. One of the high­lights of the pro­gram is the alle­ga­tion that Al Taqwa’s Youssef Nada helped key axis spy Haj Amin Al-Husseini–the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem–escape from Ger­many at the end of World War II. “Anoth­er val­ued World War II Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tor was Youssef Nada, cur­rent board chair­man of al-Taqwa (Nada Man­age­ment), the Lugano, Switzer­land, Liecht­en­stein, and Bahamas-based finan­cial ser­vices out­fit accused by the US Trea­sury Depart­ment of mon­ey laun­der­ing for and financ­ing of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qae­da. As a young man, he had joined the armed branch of the secret appa­ra­tus’ (al-jihaz al-sir­ri) of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and then was recruit­ed by Ger­man mil­i­tary intel­li­gence. When Grand Mufti el-Hus­sei­ni had to flee Ger­many in 1945 as the Nazi defeat loomed, Nada report­ed­ly was instru­men­tal in arrang­ing the escape via Switzer­land back to Egypt and even­tu­al­ly Pales­tine, where el-Hus­sei­ni resur­faced in 1946.)
(“Islamism, Fas­cism and Ter­ror­ism (Part II)” by Marc Erik­son; Asia Times; 11/5/2002; p. 2.) [9]

5. Youssef Nada him­self (the head of the Brotherhood’s Bank Al Taqwa) is alleged to have been an agent of the Abwehr, the mil­i­tary intel­li­gence ser­vice of the Third Reich. “But Yussef Nada is even bet­ter-known to the Egypt­ian [intel­li­gence] ser­vices, who have evi­dence of his mem­ber­ship in the armed branch of the fra­ter­ni­ty of the Mus­lim Broth­ers in the 1940’s. At that time, accord­ing to the same sources, he was work­ing for the Abwehr under Admi­ral Canaris and took part in a plot against King Farouk. This was not the first time that the path of the Mus­lim Broth­ers crossed that of the ser­vants of the Third Reich.”
(Dol­lars for Ter­ror: The Unit­ed States and Islam; by Richard Labeviere; Copy­right 2000 [SC]; Algo­ra Pub­lish­ing; ISBN 1–892941-06–6; pp. 140–141.) [10]

6. The broad­cast sets forth some of the back­ground of Nazi/Islamist Ahmed Huber. (Huber is a direc­tor of the Bank Al Taqwa—an alleged Al Qae­da fund­ing con­duit.) “After spend­ing more time in the Mid­dle East, Huber aban­doned his ear­li­er pro-Israeli views with a vengeance. He told the French inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist Pierre Pean that in 1965 he began to accept the views of the Egypt­ian-based Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Hus­sei­ni, who gave Huber ‘a total­ly dif­fer­ent ver­sion of the his­to­ry and nature of the Third Reich. The Grand Mufti knew Hitler per­son­al­ly and active­ly col­lab­o­rat­ed with the Axis pow­ers in World War II. (The Mufti ws even respon­si­ble for cre­at­ing the Bosn­ian-based 13th Waf­fen SS Divi­sion that was com­posed of Mus­lim recruits.) Huber fur­ther told Pean that, while he was in Egypt, he also grew close to Johann von Leers, a fanat­i­cal Jew hater, for­mer Nazi Pro­pa­gan­da Min­istry offi­cial, and the Grand Mufti’s good friend. Leers had relo­cat­ed to Egypt in the mid 1950’s; where he con­vert­ed to Islam and changed his name to Umar Amin von Leers. He remained in Cairo until his death in 1965, help­ing to direct Nasser’s pro­pa­gan­da appa­ra­tus, which reg­u­lar­ly churned out Nazi-like anti-Semit­ic pro­pa­gan­da through­out the Arab world.”
(“The Mys­te­ri­ous Achmed Huber: Friend to Hitler, Allah and Ibn Ladin?” by Kevin Coogan; [orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in Hit List; April/May 2002]; pp. 1–2.) [11]

7. Next, the broad­cast high­lights Huber’s rela­tion­ship with key Nazi banker and agent Fran­cois Genoud. “Back in Switzer­land, Huber next became close friends with the Swiss banker Fran­cois Genoud, whom Huber recalls first meet­ing in ‘pro-Arab asso­ci­a­tions.’ Best known for fund­ing SS butch­er Klaus Barbie’s legal defense team, Genoud held the legal copy­right to writ­ings by Hitler, Goebbels and Mar­tin Bor­mann. Genoud, who com­mit­ted sui­cide in 1996, is also believed to have played a key role in the post­war man­age­ment of Nazi funds. In the late 1960’s, he also worked close­ly with rad­i­cal Pales­tin­ian groups, par­tic­u­lar­ly the ‘Pop­u­lar Front for the Lib­er­a­tion of Pales­tine’ (PFLP). Along with orga­niz­ing legal sup­port for cap­tured PFLP mil­i­tants, he even helped coor­di­nate the PFLP’s hijack­ing of a Lufthansa Boe­ing 747 en route from Del­hi to Aden. Through his ties to the PFLP’s leader, Dr. Wadi Had­dad (who affec­tion­ate­ly dubbed him ‘Sheikh Fran­cois’), Genoud befriend­ed Ilyich Ramirez Sanchez, bet­ter known as ‘Car­los the Jack­al.’ Both men remained in close con­tact right up to Genoud’s death.” (Ibid.; p. 2.)

8. “At the same time that Genoud was devel­op­ing close ties to the left­ist PFLP, Huber was active­ly pro­mot­ing pro-Arab views inside the Swiss left. While work­ing as a Social Demo­c­ra­t­ic jour­nal­ist whose beat was the Swiss par­lia­ment, he became involved with the Bern Non­con­formists. The Non­con­formists were a mix of 1960’s coun­ter­cul­ture activists, poets, painters and New Left­ists. Inside the Non­con­formists, Huber used left­ist rhetoric to push an anti-Amer­i­can, anti-Israeli, and strong­ly neu­tral­ist line. In the 1970’s, how­ev­er, he found it increas­ing­ly dif­fi­cult to oper­ate inside the Left. The Swiss Social­ist Par­ty final­ly expelled Huber in 1994 for ‘Khome­in­ism, anti-Fem­i­nism, and con­tact with rad­i­cal right­ists.’” (Idem.)

9. “Huber’s state­ments regard­ing Sep­tem­ber [they endorsed the act] 11 reflect a broad­er con­sen­sus inside the far right. They also echo the remarks of his friend Horst Mahler, a for­mer leader of the far left ter­ror­ist group, the ‘Rote Armee Frak­tion’ (RAF), also known as ‘The Baader/Meinhof Gang’, who is today a lead­ing spokesman for the far right Nation­aldemokratis­che Partei Deutschland’s (NPD). Short­ly after the WTC attack, Mahler issued a state­ment enti­tled ‘Inde­pen­dence Day live’. In it, he argued that 9/11 ‘marked the end of the Amer­i­can Cen­tu­ry, the end of glob­al cap­i­tal­ism’ and with it, the end of the sec­u­lar ‘Yah­weh-Cult of Mam­monism.’ Huber is also a pop­u­lar speak­er at NPD events. On Octo­ber 11th, 2000, for exam­ple, he addressed the sev­enth ‘Euro­pean Con­gress of the NPD’s youth orga­ni­za­tion, the Junge Nation­aldemokrat­en (JN) on the top­ic ‘Islam and the New Right.’” (Idem.)

10. More about Huber’s rela­tion­ship with Fran­cois Genoud: “ . . . Dur­ing his many tribu­la­tions, Achmed Huber became acquaint­ed with the neo-Nazi banker Fran­cois Genoud, whose path in life presents a sin­gu­lar sum­ma­ry of the inter­con­nec­tions, the spe­cif­ic alliances that have been tied and untied between Islam and the swasti­ka. Pierre Pean, who thor­ough­ly stud­ied the par­al­lel lives of this enig­mat­ic des­tiny, inter­viewed Achmed Huber at length. Huber explained to him that he is sym­pa­thet­ic to Fran­cois Genoud because ‘every­one jumps on him.’”
(Dol­lars for Ter­ror: The Unit­ed States and Islam; by Richard Labeviere; Copy­right 2000 [SC]; Algo­ra Pub­lish­ing; ISBN 1–892941-06–6; pp. 143–144.) [10]

11. “Still refer­ring to the neo-Nazi banker, A.H. told Pean, ‘I nev­er asked him any ques­tions, but I not­ed that, in cir­cles as dif­fer­ent as the Ger­man Right, the Islam­ic move­ments of Asia, the Pales­tini­ans, and in the Maghreb, peo­ple speak of him with great respect. Every­one told me: he helped us. I have the impres­sion that he played an impor­tant though dis­creet role. . . . It was I who intro­duced him to the Ira­ni­ans. I said to them: ‘He is a friend, you can trust him.’ Here, in Switzer­land, he was very active in oppos­ing the antiracist law inspired by the Zion­ists who want­ed to crim­i­nal­ize ‘revi­sion­ism’. Genoud was with us. Offi­cial­ly we lost, but by such a small mar­gin that the law is not applied.’” (Ibid.; p. 144.)

12. The pro­gram revis­its [12] an arti­cle in the San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle con­tain­ing an alle­ga­tion that Fran­cois Genoud is believed to have found­ed Al Taqwa in order to fund ter­ror­ists such as Car­los the Jack­al and Bin Laden. “Author­i­ties believe Genoud found­ed Al Taqwa Bank and allo­cat­ed its resources to sup­port inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ists such as Vladimir Ilich Ramirez, alias Car­los the Jack­al, and Bin Laden.”
(“Swiss Probe Anti‑U.S. Neo-Nazi” by Jay Bushin­sky; San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle; 3/12/2002; p. A12.) [13]

13. Repris­ing a pre­vi­ous [14] item of dis­cus­sion, the pro­gram cites the opin­ion of Ernest Back­es (one of Europe’s fore­most experts on mon­ey laun­der­ing) con­cern­ing the role of Fran­cois Genoud in the devel­op­ment of the events of 9/11. Genoud (who com­mit­ted sui­cide in 1996) was very close to Al Taqwa per­son­ages, espe­cial­ly Achmed Huber. Accord­ing to Back­es, Genoud was also a finan­cial advis­er to the Bin Laden fam­i­ly. “Finan­cial expert Ernest Back­es of Lux­em­bourg has [stud­ied] white-col­lar crime in the field of bank­ing for many years. Accord­ing to him, there are indi­ca­tions of unusu­al trans­ac­tions with which the groups [asso­ci­at­ed with] bin Laden could have earned mon­ey. ‘You can, for exam­ple, exam­ine whether, with­in a cer­tain time peri­od there’s been an attack against the secu­ri­ties of a giv­en air­line com­pa­ny. Since these secu­ri­ties are safe in a ‘clear­ing sys­tem,’ you can’t get an over­all view, who the own­er was at a giv­en time.’ . . . Accord­ing to Back­es’ infor­ma­tion, the trail leads to Switzer­land, to the accounts of an orga­ni­za­tion that ws found­ed by the late lawyer Fran­cois Genoud and evi­dent­ly still sur­vives. Says Back­es, ‘One of the grounds for accu­sa­tion is that this Swiss attor­ney had the clos­est con­nec­tions with the Bin Laden fam­i­ly, that he was an advi­sor to the fam­i­ly, one of its invest­ment bankers. It’s known for cer­tain, that he sup­port­ed ter­ror­ism and was the estate execu­tor for Hitler and part of the ter­ror milieu.’ [Empha­sis added].”
(“Insid­er Trad­ing Pri­or to the Ter­ror Attacks in the US?: Spec­u­lat­ing on Terror—Who Prof­it­ed from the Attacks?” by Rolf Bovi­er & Pierre Matthias; Bay­erische Rund­funk Online (BR-Online); 9/25/2001.) [15]

14. Before leav­ing the sub­ject of Genoud, the pro­gram revis­its [16] anoth­er past item of inter­est. The co-chair­man of the board of direc­tors of SICO, the hold­ing com­pa­ny that man­ages the Bin Laden busi­ness inter­ests in Europe, is Bau­doin Dunand, a friend and pro­fes­sion­al asso­ciate of Fran­cois Genoud. “This com­pa­ny, estab­lished by the bin Ladens in 1980, is the flag­ship for the group’s activ­i­ties in Europe. It is head­ed by Yeslam bin Laden, and the board of direc­tors is made up almost exclu­sive­ly of mem­bers of the fam­i­ly clan, except for a Swiss cit­i­zen, Bau­doin Dunand. This well-known lawyer from French-speak­ing Switzer­land, who is on the boards of sev­er­al dozen com­pa­nies, came to pub­lic notice in 1983 when he agreed to rep­re­sent the Swiss banker Fran­cois Genoud, a con­tro­ver­sial fig­ure who had been a dis­ci­ple of Hitler and sole heir of Goebbels’s copy­rights before becom­ing one of the financiers of the FLN dur­ing the Alger­ian War. The friend­ships of the bin Ladens some­times seem sur­pris­ing, but they are log­i­cal: Fran­cois Genoud has always been pro-Arab.”
(In the Name of Osama Bin Laden; by Roland Jacquard; Copy­right 2002 [SC]; Duke Uni­ver­si­ty Press; ISBN 0–8223-2991–3; pp. 17–18.) [17]

15. Repris­ing infor­ma­tion from one of Kevin Coogan’s remark­able essays, the broad­cast high­lights some of the pos­si­ble eco­nom­ic impli­ca­tions of the Nazi/Islamist con­nec­tion high­light­ed in this descrip­tion. “The over­whelm­ing thrust of this report has been to give the read­er a great deal of empir­i­cal infor­ma­tion that he or she may not have easy access to in order that they may eval­u­ate the claims for them­selves. I have avoid­ed draw­ing any con­clu­sions because I do not feel qual­i­fied to draw con­clu­sions about the Islamist finan­cial machi­na­tions this report dis­cuss­es. How­ev­er I find it impos­si­ble not to put out a call for fur­ther research involv­ing the over­lap between Nazi and Islamist net­works that seem to have been in con­tin­u­al con­tact from the 1930’s until today. In the case of Genoud, Huber, and [Mus­lim Broth­er­hood king­pin Said] Ramadan, this is becom­ing more and more impos­si­ble to avoid.”
(“Report on Islamists, The Far Right, and Al Taqwa” by Kevin Coogan; p. 15.) [18]

16. “My own belief is that it is less the appar­ent­ly fan­tas­tic and ‘James Bond’-like qual­i­ty of this analy­sis that is most dif­fi­cult to under­stand. The real dif­fi­cul­ty is the utter igno­rance of most West­ern­ers (Amer­i­cans in par­tic­u­lar) about the very exis­tence of such peo­ple as Fran­cois Genoud. Thus when Ernst Back­es, one of Europe’s lead­ing experts in mon­ey laun­der­ing, told the Lux­e­mourg-based eco­nom­ic jour­nal Plus Minus last year that he believed the finan­cial source of funds for the 9/11 ter­ror­ists would ulti­mate­ly be traced back to Swiss bank accounts estab­lished by Genoud, few Amer­i­cans had any idea what Back­es could pos­si­bly be talk­ing about. For this same rea­son there has been vir­tu­al­ly no inde­pen­dent inves­ti­ga­tion into SICO’s Bau­doin Dunand’s rela­tion­ship to Genoud or (for that mat­ter) the role of Syr­i­an-born Muham­mad Mar­dam Bay (believed to be relat­ed to a for­mer Syr­i­an for­eign min­is­ter) has played both as a mem­ber of Magnin, Dunand & Asso­ciates as well as Bay’s pos­si­ble links with Genoud. And what does it mean when we are told that Youssef Nada, for exam­ple, is believed by Egypt­ian author­i­ties to have worked for Ger­man intel­li­gence in World War II?” (Idem.)

17. “It is not at all impos­si­ble that net­works first devel­oped in the 1930’s and who saw their eco­nom­ic pow­er fan­tas­ti­cal­ly mul­ti­plied in the wake of the enor­mous hike in oil prices in 1973 are now engaged in try­ing to enact a major finan­cial shift away from the dol­lar and Anglo-Amer­i­can finan­cial net­works and to shift the vast wealth of the Mulim oil states into a new Euro-based finan­cial net­work that would vast­ly increase the pow­er of those banks and finan­cial inter­ests in Europe asso­ci­at­ed with ele­ments of far right elites that sur­vived World War II rel­a­tive­ly intact.” (Idem.)

18. “If this were at all the case, it would not be a new devel­op­ment. The very same attempt to devel­op an inde­pen­dent Sau­di-Ger­man hookup to sub­vert the U.S. and British dom­i­na­tion of the Sau­di oil mar­kets was actu­al­ly attempt­ed in the mid-1950’s. At that time, the Sau­di roy­al family—using the advise of the famous Ger­man banker Hjal­mar Schacht—attempted to employ Aris­to­tle Onas­sis to trans­port Sau­di oil on new oil tankers that would be con­struct­ed in the ship­yards of Ger­many. This attempt to break the West­ern oil con­trol over Sau­di Ara­bia was final­ly blocked by the Unit­ed States, a sto­ry well doc­u­ment­ed in Jim Hougan’s book Spooks [19] (New York: William Mor­row, 1978.)” (Ibid.; pp. 15–16.)

19. “The doc­u­men­ta­tion regard­ing this com­plex ques­tion is there for any­one who wants to exam­ine it. Of course I am NOT attempt­ing to sug­gest a sim­ple mono-causal expla­na­tion for the cur­rent cri­sis. What I am sug­gest­ing is that soon­er or lat­er these con­nec­tions between the far right and groups like the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood that began in the 1930’s and con­tin­ue today will have to become the sub­ject of seri­ous and sober research in order to help us shed new light on the extra­or­di­nary cir­cum­stances we are liv­ing under today.” (Ibid.; p. 16.)

20. Huber has net­worked with oth­er Amer­i­can and Euro­pean fas­cists and far right­ists, includ­ing Gian­franc­co Fini, head of the Ital­ian Allean­za Nationale. “Per­haps the most recent remark­able sto­ry con­cern­ing Huber comes from a brief item in the Swiss tabloid Blick that in an April 26, 2002 arti­cle by Alexan­der Saut­ter that Huber was involved in a meet­ing of far-right lead­ers from Europe. A pho­to show­ing Huber with Jean Marie Le Pen accom­pa­nies the arti­cle. The Blick sto­ry (avail­able on the web) is as fol­lows: Mon Pelerin VD: Chris­t­ian Cam­buzat, the pro­mot­er (Scharf­mach­er) of the right extrem­ist Jean-Marie Le Pen (73): The guru assem­bles togeth­er some of the top lead­ers of the Euro­pean right. On the idyl­lic Mont Pelerin, they debate their crude ideas. At his secret vis­it to a spa in Switzer­land, Le Pen hard­ly remained alone. Right­ist lead­ers from all over Europe trav­eled to meet the extrem­ist pres­i­den­tial can­di­date who was host­ed by Cam­buzat. Franz Schon­hu­ber (79). Founder of the Repub­li­can Par­ty in Ger­many and a for­mer mem­ber of the SS. He talked with Le Pen who con­sti­tutes togeth­er with Schon­hu­ber the ‘Front Nation­al’ Fac­tion in the Euro­pean par­lia­ment. Gian­fran­co Fini (50). Ital­ian post-fas­cist, Mus­soli­ni admir­er, and founder of the Alleanze Nationale. He also was at the meet­ing with Le Pen and Schon­hu­ber. Ahmed Huber (74). The Swiss is on the Bush Admin­is­tra­tion black­list . . . ‘I met le Pen at Mont Pelerin as he went to Chris­t­ian Cambuzat’s spa,’ Huber told Blick yes­ter­day. At the extrem­ist ren­dezvous an Amer­i­can far right politi­cian was also sup­posed to have tak­en part. [Note: the Amer­i­can is not fur­ther identified.—KC] Chris­t­ian Cam­buzat said that Le Pen (after the elec­tion) had again become the sharpest weapon of the ‘Front Nation­al’ because Le Pen changed his image from a ven­omous old man to a ‘kind­ly U.S. TV evan­ge­list.’ Proud­ly Cam­buzat brags, ‘With me Le Pen can relax well’ [from his polit­i­cal endeavors—KC]. And open­ly link up with new con­tacts. [Although the Blick sto­ry does not give details, Cam­buzat runs a spa for the very rich, the Lemanique de Revi­tal­i­sa­tion, inside a hotel on the famous Mont Pelerin.]” (Ibid.; pp. 14–15.)

21. Oth­er Ital­ian fas­cists from the AN/P‑2 milieu are to be found with­in the Al Taqwa orbit. “The goal of the meet­ing with the notary was the found­ing of ‘al-Taqwa man­age­ment Orga­ni­za­tion SA’ that said it would be con­cerned with import­ing and export­ing var­i­ous goods. Taqwa man­age­ment Orga­ni­za­tion SA’ that said it would be con­cerned with import­ing and export­ing var­i­ous goods around the world. 333 of the 1000 shares (at 100 Swiss Francs a share) went to Mohammed Man­sour and his wife. 332 went to Huber. Nada and Him­mat took the rest. Man­sour was named the pres­i­dent but rarely was the clause in the con­tract papers men­tioned that each deci­sion must be co-signed by the minor­i­ty hold­ers Nada and Him­mat . . . Among the 500 share­hold­ers besides Huber, Him­mat and Nada were ‘also a noto­ri­ous right extrem­ist from Italy’ [not fur­ther iden­ti­fied but this is Alessan­dro Karim Abdul Ghe] and three mem­bers of the bin Laden fam­i­ly.” (Ibid.; p. 8.)

22. More about Allessan­dro Ghe: “Anoth­er Con­nec­tion involves al-Taqwa group share­hold­er Alle­san­dro Ghe, an Ital­ian rad­i­cal who has been ques­tioned by his country’s secu­ri­ty forces about his links to Bin Laden. Ghe was a mem­ber of the Ital­ian neo-fas­cist ‘Ordine Nuo­vo’ that began cou­pling up with Moslem rad­i­cals in the 1970’s, says Ely Kar­mon.”
(“A Ter­ri­fy­ing Alliance” by Yael Haran; 1/14/2002; Enduring-Freedom-Operation.org; pp. 4–5.) [20]

23. The Al Taqwa orbit con­tains one Gus­ta­vo Selva—a par­lia­men­tary rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Fini’s Allean­za Nationale. “Gus­ta­vo Sel­va belongs to Nasreddin’s wider cir­cle. The for­mer jour­nal­ist and today par­lia­men­tary mem­ber of the post fas­cist Partei Allean­za Nationale, Sel­va was until April 19, 1999, involved in the Roman-based busi­ness, the Arab-Ital­ian Con­sult­ing House. Six months before it went under, on Sep­tem­ber 18, 1998, a cer­tain Ser­gio Mari­ni was named the firm’s offi­cial receiv­er. Mari­ni was, togeth­er with the Nasred­din Inter­na­tion­al Group Lim­it­ed Hold­ings, also part of the Milan-reg­is­tered Line Invest­ment srl. Since 1988, Mari­ni was CEO of ‘L.I.N.E. Devel­op­ment Light Indus­try and Envi­ron­ment Devel­op­ment srl’ in Rome whose admin­is­tra­tive direc­tor was Abduhrahim Nasred­din along with his deputy Ghaleb Him­mat, him­self a founder of Al Taqwa Group.”
(“Report on Islamists, The Far Right, and Al Taqwa” by Kevin Coogan; p. 9.) [18]

24. Anoth­er evi­den­tiary trib­u­tary lead­ing in the direc­tion of the Ital­ian far right con­cerns areas of over­lap between the Al Taqwa milieu and that of Sil­vio Berlusconi—former mem­ber of the fas­cist P‑2 lodge and the head of the Ital­ian coali­tion gov­ern­ment of which Fini’s AN is part. “The deep­er inves­ti­ga­tors dug, the more sense­less it seemed. For exam­ple: The Liecht­en­stein-reg­is­tered Nasred­din Inter­na­tion­al Lim­it­ed Hold­ings on Octo­ber 20, 1994, decid­ed to change its name to Mid­dle East and Turkey Invest­ment Hold­ing Ltd. And then eight days lat­er it returned to its orig­i­nal name. There is also the fact that Nasred­din at the found­ing of the Nasred­din Inter­na­tion­al Group Lim­it­ed Hold­ing in Jan­u­ary 1997 appointed—next to Dr. Enri­co Walser as trustee—of all peo­ple the Tessi­no lawyer Dr. Ercole Doninel­li to the admin­is­tra­tive board. Doninel­li, until his death, was seen as the ‘soul’ of the Lugano finance soci­ety Fimo that was wide­ly involved in the finan­cial scan­dals of the 1990’s. Fimo helped Ital­ians to send up to 250 mil­lion Swiss francs year­ly in cap­i­tal flight. Even more defin­i­tive is the role Fimo has played since 1968 in the financ­ing into the mil­lions the first projects of the (at the time utter­ly unknown) con­struc­tion builder from Milan, Sil­vio Berlus­coni. The knowl­edge of how cap­i­tal from the mar­ried pair of Ercole and Ste­fa­nia Doninel­li went from Eti Hold­ings in Chi­as­so to more stops in the Inter­change Bank and from there to Ital­cantieri, a com­pa­ny head­ed by two Berlus­coni straw men, final­ly end­ed with the mass bank­rupt­cy of Fimo.” (Ibid.; pp. 9–10.)

25. Anoth­er per­son bridg­ing the worlds of Berlus­coni and Al Taqwa is Pier Felice Barchi [21], an attor­ney for both Berlus­coni and Yussef Nada. “The Aki­da Bank of Nasred­din was also sup­posed to be con­cerned with the spread­ing of Islam­ic bank­ing prac­tices. The Lugano-reg­is­tered affil­i­ate of the bank list­ed along with its founder Nasred­din, the Tessi­no-based Pier Felice Barchi. This attor­ney had great expe­ri­ence with rich and influ­en­tial for­eign cus­tomers. Barchi was also con­cerned with the Tessi­no finan­cial inter­ests of Ital­ian Prime Min­is­ter Berlus­coni and the Sau­di minor­i­ty part­ner in Berlusconi’s media group Medi­aset, Prince al-Waleed al Talal.” (Ibid.; pp. 10–11.)

26. Wall Street Jour­nal reporter Daniel Pearl’s kid­nap­per and killer–Omar Sheikh–appears to have been heav­i­ly influ­enced by Nazi ide­ol­o­gy while wag­ing jihad in the Balka­ns. “ . . . Mr. Levy cap­tures this divide in his book when he reports that Omar ‘played chess and read Mein Kampf.’ At one point dur­ing the C‑Span inter­view, I asked him about Omar and Mein Kampf: ‘There are those who say ‘Hitler is dead,’ but among peo­ple like Omar—terrorists, jihadists like him—Hitler is spo­ken of with affec­tion, right?’ True, Mr. Levy said: Accord­ing to the tes­ti­mo­ny of one of the men he kid­napped in India, Omar ‘was able to recite entire pages of Mein Kampf by heart.’ Mr. Levy gave a world-weary, Gal­lic shrug: ‘Every­body has the poet­ry he deserves.’ And he went on to add that Omar was not alone in seek­ing to fin­ish what Hitler start­ed: ‘You have today, in Dam­as­cus, in Syr­ia, in Libya, some peo­ple who think that the anti-Semit­ic mes­sage of the Nazis was a good message—and has to be com­plet­ed’ . . .”
(“In Dan­ny Pearl Book, Levy Says Next 9/11 Brew­ing in Pak­istan” by Ron Rosen­baum; New York Observ­er; 9/15/2003.) [22]

27. The broad­cast excerpts the obit­u­ary of for­mer Bosn­ian pres­i­dent Ali­ja Izetbe­gov­ic, high­light­ing his asso­ci­a­tion with the SS Handzhar Divi­sion in World War II, and the sup­port he received from Osama bin Laden. “ . . .Dur­ing World War II, when Bosnia became part of the pup­pet-Nazi state of the Croa­t­ian Ustashe, Mr. Izetbe­gov­ic joined the Young Mus­lims, a group torn between sid­ing with the Ger­man-spon­sored Handzar divi­sions orga­nized by the Ger­man SS or with the Yugoslav com­mu­nist par­ti­sans led by Josip Broz Tito. Mr. Izetbe­gov­ic sup­port­ed the Handzars. After Tito’s Com­mu­nist gov­ern­ment was estab­lished in 1946, a mil­i­tary court sen­tenced Mr. Izetbe­gov­ic to three years in prison for his wartime activ­i­ties. . . .”
(“Ali­ja Izetbe­gov­ic, Mus­lim Who Led Bosnia, Dies at 78” by David Binder; The New York Times; 10/20/2003; p. 2.) [23]

28. “ . . . Osama bin Laden vis­it­ed him [Izetbe­gov­ic] in Sara­je­vo in 1993 and spon­sored some fight­ers from Ara­bic coun­tries to fight on the Mus­lims’ side in Bosnia, accord­ing to a report in the Ger­man mag­a­zine Der Spiegel. . .” (Idem.)

29. Sup­ple­ment­ing pre­vi­ous dis­cus­sion of the fas­cist her­itage of the gov­ern­ment of Ali­ja Izetbe­gov­ic (the first pres­i­dent of Bosnia-Herze­gov­ina), the broad­cast sets forth the back­ground of the first Deputy Defense Min­is­ter of Bosnia-Her­zo­gov­ina. Like Izetbe­gov­ic him­self, Ceng­ic was a vet­er­an of the 13th Waf­fen SS Division—the Handzar Divi­sion. “Indica­tive of Sarajevo’s inten­tions and pri­or­i­ties is the appoint­ment in Jan­u­ary 1996 of Hasan Ceng­ic to the posi­tion of Deputy Defense Min­is­ter: the man in charge of the imple­men­ta­tion of the reor­ga­ni­za­tion. A vet­er­an of the SS Handzar Divi­sion dur­ing World War II, Ceng­ic is a close per­son­al friend and con­fi­dant of Ali­ja Izetbe­gov­ic, espe­cial­ly since the time they served togeth­er in Yugoslav Pres­i­dent Tito’s prison. . .”
(Some Call It Peace: Wait­ing for War in the Balka­ns; Yossef Bodan­sky; Copy­right 1996 [SC] by Yossef Bodan­sky; Pub­lished by Inter­na­tion­al Media Cor­po­ra­tion Ltd.; ISBN 0–9520070‑5–3; p. 39; [24] Note: Although this book has a dis­tinct ide­o­log­i­cal bias—Clinton bashing—its intel­li­gence data on Bosn­ian mil­i­tary for­ma­tions is very cred­i­ble.)

30. Under Izetbe­gov­ic and Ceng­ic, the Handzar Divi­sion was recre­at­ed! “ . . .These are the men of the Handzar divi­sion. ‘We do every­thing with the knife, and we always fight on the front­line.’ A Handzar told one U.N. offi­cer. Up to 6,000 strong, the Handzar divi­sion glo­ries in a fas­cist cul­ture. They see them­selves as their heirs of the SS Handzar divi­sion, formed by Bosn­ian Mus­lims in 1943 to fight for the Nazis. Their spir­i­tu­al mod­el was Mohammed Amin al-Hus­sein, the grand Mufti of Jerusalem who sided with Hitler. Accord­ing to U.N. offi­cers, sur­pris­ing­ly few of those in charge of the Handzars in Fojni­ca seem to speak good Ser­bo Croa­t­ion ‘Many of them are Alban­ian, whether from Koso­vo (the Serb province where Alba­ni­ans are the major­i­ty) or from Alba­nia itself.’”
(“Alba­ni­ans and Afghans fight for the heirs to Bosnia’s SS Past” by Robert Fox; Dai­ly Tele­graph; 12/29/1993.) [25]

31. As we reflect on the Balka­ns war and the events of 9/11, one of the sce­nar­ios to be seri­ous­ly con­sid­ered is the pos­si­bil­i­ty that ele­ments of US intel­li­gence uti­lized the “Arab Afghans” (includ­ing Al Qae­da) in the Balka­ns, as they had against the Sovi­ets in Afghanistan. Indeed the geopol­i­tics first prac­ticed by the Third Reich in the “Earth Island” appears to have served as some­thing of a mod­el for what took place in the lat­ter part of the Cold War. America’s erst­while Islamist and Islam­o­fas­cist allies lat­er turned against the Unit­ed States with a vengeance. “They are trained and led by vet­er­ans from Afghanistan and Pak­istan, say U.N. sources. The strong pres­ence of native Alba­ni­ans is an omi­nous sign. It could mean the seeds of war are spread­ing south via Koso­vo and into Alba­nia. Thence to the Alba­ni­ans of Mace­do­nia. Pak­istani fun­da­men­tal­ists are known to have had a strong hand in pro­vid­ing arms and a small weapons indus­try for the Bosn­ian Mus­lims.” (Idem.)

32. The broad­cast presents more about the recre­ation of the Handzar Divi­sion under Izetbe­gov­ic and Ceng­ic. Note that the divi­sion was trained and led by Afghan and Pak­istani vet­er­ans. The milieux of Al Qae­da and “Handzar II” over­lap. “Anoth­er major Islamist force remained: the Handzar Divi­sion, named after the 13th SS Handzar Divi­sion which served under the Ger­man flag in World War II. The cur­rent Handzar Divi­sion is Sarajevo’s Prae­to­ri­an Guards, and is com­prised of a 2,500 to 3,000 elite force deployed in Sara­je­vo and a 6,000 to 7,500 strong back-up force at a major train­ing base around Fojni­ca, but is moved around to aug­ment major fight­ing fronts. The major­i­ty of the troops of the Handzar Divi­sion come from the region’s non-Bosn­ian Mus­lim minori­ties, pri­mar­i­ly Alba­ni­ans, and are led by vet­er­an Pak­istani and Afghan experts.”
(Some Call It Peace: Wait­ing for War in the Balka­ns; p. 15.)

33. Relat­ing more about “Handzar II,” the pro­gram notes that the foot sol­diers of the unit were large­ly of Alban­ian extrac­tion and that they were engaged in force pro­jec­tion into Koso­vo and Mace­do­nia. Anoth­er area of Islamist activism was Koso­vo, with the KLA being the ben­e­fi­cia­ry of Islamist activ­i­ty. Many of the com­bat­ants in the KLA were the sons and grand­sons of mem­bers of the 21st Waf­fen SS or Skan­der­beg divi­sion. “In mid-1993 Sara­je­vo revived the Handzar Divi­sion is the Prae­to­ri­an Guard for Pres­i­dent Ali­ja Izetbe­gov­ic and oth­er senior lead­ers in Sara­je­vo. The Handzar Divi­sion is com­prised of a 2,500 to 3,000 elite force deployed in Sara­je­vo and a 6,000 to 7,500 strong back-up force in Fojni­ca.” (Ibid.; p. 158.)

34. “Sig­nif­i­cant­ly, the major­i­ty of the troops of the Handzar Divi­sion are not Bosn­ian Mus­lims. Instead, they come from the region’s oth­er Mus­lim minori­ties, pri­mar­i­ly Alba­ni­ans, and are led by vet­er­an Pak­istani and Afghan experts. ‘Sur­pris­ing­ly few of those in charge of the Handzars in Fojni­ca seem to speak good Ser­bo-Croa­t­ian. Many of them are Alban­ian, whether from Koso­vo or from Alba­nia itself,’ explained UN offi­cers in Fojni­ca. ‘The Handzars are trained and led by vet­er­ans from Afghanistan and Pak­istan. The strong pres­ence of native Alba­ni­ans is an omi­nous sign. It could be that the seeds of war are spread­ing south via Koso­vo and into Alba­nia, thence to the Alba­ni­ans of Mace­do­nia.’ These obser­va­tions, made in late 1993, proved cor­rect.” (Ibid.; pp. 158–159.)

35. “By 1995, the Handzar Divi­sion had been trans­formed into a zealot and com­bat proven spe­cial forces. In many cas­es, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the surge into west­ern Bosnia-Her­zo­gov­ina in the Sum­mer-Fall of 1995, they oper­at­ed in close coop­er­a­tion with the muja­hedin units. The deploy­ment of Alban­ian vet­er­ans and sup­port muja­hedin cadres to Alba­nia began in the Fall of 1995.” (Ibid.; p. 159.)

36. Neo-Naz­i/Is­lamist Achmed Huber has appar­ent­ly been active in form­ing work­ing rela­tion­ships between Amer­i­can far-right and Islamist ele­ments as well—a sub­ject that will be explored at greater length below. “ . . . Recent­ly, he went to Chica­go for a dis­creet con­gress that brought togeth­er the ‘authen­tic Right and the fight­ers for Islam,’ and he says that ‘major deci­sions were tak­en . . . the reuni­fi­ca­tion is under way.’”
(Dol­lars for Ter­ror; p. 143.)

37. Next, the pro­gram reviews a speech made by William Pierce 1998, the pro­gram sets forth the Nation­al Alliance leader’s eerie fore­shad­ow­ing of the events of 9/11. (Pierce is the author of The Turn­er Diaries [26] and Serpent’s Walk [27].) Pierce spoke of Osama bin Laden attack­ing tall build­ings, such as the World Trade Cen­ter, and the com­ing of bio-ter­ror­ism to the U.S. This is but one indi­ca­tion that the rela­tion­ship between Islamists and neo-Nazis sought by Huber had become a reality—whether or not Huber was the one who cement­ed its gen­e­sis. Note that the Nation­al Alliance and the Ger­man NPD (with which Huber is affil­i­at­ed) are very close. “Upon perus­ing his speech­es from 1998–99, I dis­cov­ered that Pierce, who heads the so-called ‘Nation­al Alliance,’ did indeed utter some most inter­est­ing (pre‑9/11—if not prophetic—remarks about Osama bin Laden and bio-ter­ror­ism. The run­ning theme in Pierce’s com­men­taries is—to para­phrase his hero Hitler—that Osama Bin Laden’s warn­ing to Amer­i­ca is ‘I Am Com­ing.’ And so is bio-ter­ror­ism.”
(“Neo-Nazis and 9/11” by Jack McCarthy; Coun­ter­punch; 10/29/2001.) [28]

38. “In one chill­ing com­men­tary Pierce, (after not­ing that Bin Laden and the rest of the lost gen­er­a­tion of angry Moslem youth had it with their par­ents’ com­pro­mis­es and were hell bent on revenge against infi­del Amer­i­ca) issued this stark, prophet­ic warn­ing in a 1998 radio address titled, ‘Stay Out of Tall Build­ings.’ ‘New York­ers who work in tall office build­ings any­thing close to the size of the World Trade Cen­ter might con­sid­er wear­ing hard hats . . .’ Pierce warned. . . . [Ital­ics are Mr. Emory’s].” (Idem.)

39. Next, review­ing pre­vi­ous [29] infor­ma­tion, the broad­cast high­lights the sim­i­lar­i­ty between the events of 9/11 and the con­clud­ing episode of The Turn­er Diaries—the blue­print for Tim­o­thy McVeigh and com­pa­ny, as well as the Nazi ter­ror group The Order. That Nazi tract (authored by the above-men­tioned William Pierce) con­cludes with a low-lev­el sui­cide aer­i­al attack against the Pen­ta­gon. “I con­ferred pri­vate­ly with Major Williams of the Wash­ing­ton Field Com­mand for more than an hour on the prob­lem of attack­ing the Pen­ta­gon. The military’s oth­er major com­mand cen­ters were either knocked out on Sep­tem­ber 8 or sub­se­quent­ly con­sol­i­dat­ed with the Pen­ta­gon, which the top brass appar­ent­ly regards as impreg­nable. And it damned near is. We went over every pos­si­bil­i­ty we could think of, and we came up with no real­ly con­vinc­ing plan—except, per­haps one. That is to make an air deliv­ery of a bomb.”
(The Turn­er Diaries; “Andrew Mac­don­ald;” Bar­ri­cade Books, Inc. [SC] 1996; Copy­right 1978, 1980 William Pierce; ISBN 1–56980-086–3; p. 201.) [30]

40. “In the mas­sive ring of defens­es around the Pen­ta­gon there is a great deal of anti-air­craft fire­pow­er, but we decid­ed that a small plane, fly­ing just above the ground, might be able to get through the three-mile gaunt­let with one of our 60-kilo­ton war­heads. One fac­tor in favor of such an attempt is that we have nev­er before used air­craft in such a way, and we might hope to catch the anti-air­craft crews off their guard.” (Idem.)

41. “Although the mil­i­tary is guard­ing all civ­il air­fields, it just hap­pens that we have an old crop duster stashed in a barn only a few miles from here. My imme­di­ate assign­ment is to pre­pare a detailed plan for an aer­i­al attack on the Pen­ta­gon by next Mon­day. We must make a final deci­sion at the time and then act with­out fur­ther delay.” (Idem.)

42. It is worth not­ing that The Turn­er Diaries fea­tures the cli­mac­tic attack on the Pen­ta­gon as occur­ring on Novem­ber 9th. That date had great sig­nif­i­cance for the Nazis. The Ger­man sailors’ rebel­lion that pre­cip­i­tat­ed the advent of the Weimar Repub­lic so hat­ed by the Nazis began on 11/9. Attempt­ing to roll back the Weimar rev­o­lu­tion, the Nazis launched the ill-fat­ed Beer Hall Putsch on that date, as well. Die Krys­tall­nacht (the Night of Glass pogrom) of 1938 was launched on that date also. Inter­est­ing­ly, the Berlin Wall came down on Novem­ber 9. A Ger­man (or oth­er Euro­pean) would write the date Novem­ber 9 as—9/11! “Novem­ber 9, 1993. It’s still three hours until first light, and all sys­tems are ‘go.’ I’ll use the time to write a few pages—my last diary entry. Then it’s a one-way trip to the Pen­ta­gon for me. The war­head is strapped into the front seat of the old Stear­man and rigged to det­o­nate either on impact or when I flip a switch in the back seat. Hope­ful­ly, I’ll be able to mange a low-lev­el air burst direct­ly over the cen­ter of the Pen­ta­gon. Fail­ing that, I’ll at least try to fly as close as I can before I’m shot down.” (Ibid.; p. 202.)

43. “Thus end Earl Turner’s diaries, as unpre­ten­tious­ly as they began. His final mis­sion was suc­cess­ful, of course, as we all are remind­ed each year on Novem­ber 9—our tra­di­tion­al Day of the Mar­tyrs.” (Ibid.; p. 205.)

44. A Ger­man paper on the neo-Naz­i/Is­lamist con­nec­tion dis­cuss­es dia­logue writ­ten by Pierce in The Turn­er Diaries. The pro­tag­o­nist of this book (express­ing the views of William Pierce, the book’s author) rants about his desire to see the “100 floors of the sky­scraper fall.” Recall that—as seen above—the book also has a scene eeri­ly like the attack on the Pen­ta­gon and that Pierce him­self fore­shad­owed the attacks in a 1998 radio broad­cast. “47 years lat­er the Hitler wor­ship­per William Pierce (born 1933) tells in his right-wing ter­ror­ist nov­el “The Turn­er Diaries” of a right-wing extrem­ist Kamikaze-ing an air­plane into the Pen­ta­gon. In an apoc­a­lyp­tic scene Pierce rejoic­es over the destruc­tion of the cen­ter of the world cap­i­tal-con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed, Jew­ish-dom­i­nat­ed New York. The neo-Nazi, writ­ing under the alias Andrew Mac­Don­ald, says he desires to see the ‘100 floors of the sky­scraper’ fall. Pierce’s book [The Turn­er Diaries] is a utopi­an fan­ta­sy, pro­mot­ed as a neo-nazi Bible world-wide, as the pub­li­ca­tion of the diaries of the US-Amer­i­can right-wing extrem­ist Earl Turn­er found in the years 2091 dur­ing exca­va­tions of the ruins of Wash­ing­ton, 100 years after the nation­al rev­o­lu­tion of 1991–93.”(“The Unholy Alliance Between the Swasti­ka and the Cres­cent, Part I—Neo Nazis and Fun­da­men­tal­ist Islam” by Anton Maegerle; 12/12/2001; p. 2.) [31]

45. Next, the broad­cast recaps [32] infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the alleged pres­ence of Okla­homa City bomber Ter­ry Nichols at a bomb-mak­ing and logis­tics plan­ning sem­i­nar in the Philip­pines. Also present at this sem­i­nar were Ramzi Yousef, the mas­ter­mind of the first World Trade Cen­ter attack and Hakim Murad, anoth­er of the con­spir­a­tors in the first World Trade Cen­ter attack. The account comes from Edwin Ange­les, the co-founder of Abu Sayyaf, the Al Qae­da affil­i­ate in the Philip­pines. Ange­les had been sub­poe­naed [33] as a defense wit­ness by Tim­o­thy McVeigh’s coun­sel in the Okla­homa City bomb­ing case. (McVeigh, Nichols and com­pa­ny were inspired by Pierce’s Turn­er Diaries. Accord­ing to Car­ol Howe—an ATF infor­mant who passed a poly­graph examination—McVeigh’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Okla­homa City bomb­ing was as a pro­tégé of Andreas Strass­meier, a for­mer Ger­man Army intel­li­gence offi­cer, son of Gun­ther Strassmeier—the son of Hel­mut Kohl’s chief of staff and the archi­tect of Ger­man reuni­fi­ca­tion. Gun­ther, in turn, was the son of one of the ear­ly mem­bers of the Ger­man Nazi par­ty under Adolph Hitler.) Anoth­er impor­tant detail to note in the pas­sages that fol­low is that anoth­er of the top­ics alleged­ly dis­cussed by the con­spir­a­tors is Oper­a­tion Bojinka—said to be the oper­a­tional tem­plate for the 9/11 attacks. “(NOTE: Basi­lan Provin­cial Infor­ma­tion Offi­cer Christo­pher Puno was present in the ward at Basi­lan Com­mu­ni­ty Hos­pi­tal when I [Sicat] inter­viewed Elmi­na Abdul, less than two weeks pri­or to her death.) Elmi­na Abdul, wid­ow of one of the Abu Sayyaf co-founders, Edwin Ange­les, died in the pre-dawn hours of Sat­ur­day, March 30. Ten days before she died, she talked with this writer in con­fi­dence while lying on her deathbed at Basi­lan com­mu­ni­ty Hos­pi­tal. I was the last, if not the only reporter, to ever talk with her.”
(“Deathbed Con­fes­sion: Abu Part of Okla­homa Blast” by Dori­an Zumel Sicat; Manil­la Times; 4/2/2002.)

46. “ . . . Among the most inter­est­ing rev­e­la­tions that Ange­les shared with Elmi­na was about a meet­ing between him­self, Ram­sey Yousef, Abdul Murad (both of whom are now serv­ing mul­ti­ple prison terms for ter­ror­ist activ­i­ties, includ­ing the first World Trade Cen­ter bomb­ing in 1993), Abdu­ra­jak Abubakar Jan­nalani, uniden­ti­fied mem­bers of the Moro Islam­ic Lib­er­a­tion Front (MILF), and two men who Ange­les only iden­ti­fied as Iraqis. The meet­ing, accord­ing to Elmi­na, was held in a ware­house near a Dole (Phil.) plant in South Cota­ba­to, between Gen­er­al San­tos City and Davao del Sur. There were two oth­er men at that meet­ing: a man whom Ange­les iden­ti­fied as Nichols and as ‘code name farmer,’ and anoth­er Amer­i­can who he did not iden­ti­fy by name. (It is impor­tant to note that most Fil­ipinos com­mon­ly describe Cau­casians in the coun­try as Amer­i­cans.) The meet­ing, accord­ing to Elmi­na took place in 1994, She could not remem­ber the exact date.” (Idem.)

47. “In that meet­ing, accord­ing to Elmi­na, Ange­les told her that the major top­ic of the dis­cus­sion was the bomb­ing of spec­i­fied tar­gets and how to build bombs. Ange­les told Elmi­na that Nichols was lat­er sent to a place that he (Ange­les) didn’t name for more detailed instruc­tion on how Nichols and his oth­er ‘Amer­i­can’ friend could build a bomb to destroy a build­ing in the Unit­ed States. She did not specify—she could not remember—which build­ing that was to be.” (Idem.)

48. “Elmi­na also told me that before he was gunned down, Edwin showed her doc­u­ments that proved that he actu­al­ly was a deep-cov­er agent for the Depart­ment of Nation­al Defense. He said that those doc­u­ments were pre­sent­ed in court in his defense and that was the rea­son that he was acquit­ted of the charges against him. That is a mat­ter of record. But since I have nev­er seen the doc­u­ments, I will not name the ‘high rank­ing’ Defense offi­cials whose sig­na­tures were said to appear on those doc­u­ments.” (Idem.)

49. “Ange­les also told Elmi­na about Project Bojenko, an [alleged­ly] Iraqi-financed oper­a­tion of ter­ror that tar­get­ed sev­er­al build­ings in the U.S., the bomb­ing of sev­er­al US air­lin­ers, bomb­ing US embassies over­seas, and hit­ting oth­er US inter­ests. Among the build­ings in the US, accord­ing to Elmi­na, were anoth­er attack on the World Trade Cen­ter; the Fed­er­al Build­ings in San Fran­cis­co, and in ‘a place he called Uklahu­ma (Okla­homa). . . .’” (Idem.)

50. “ . . . Was there an inter­na­tion­al con­spir­a­cy of ter­ror forged in a meet­ing in an aban­doned ware­house in 1994 that includ­ed Ange­les and Nichols, who he referred to as ‘the Farmer?’ Did that con­spir­a­cy include mem­bers of Al-Qae­da and the Iraqi gov­ern­ment (or at least Iraqis)? Does the ASG actu­al­ly receive finan­cial and mate­r­i­al assis­tance from Al-Qae­da and [or] Iraq in order to car­ry on its cam­paign of ter­ror? Elmi­na did not give pre­cise, clear answers to those ques­tions. She was relat­ing what Ange­les had told her not long before he died.” (Idem.)

51. “There is one thing clear: Edwin Ange­les did meet with Nichols and anoth­er ‘Amer­i­can’ along with some state-spon­sored inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ists. Elmi­na knew that she was dying. She knew that all our efforts to help her recov­er would not be enough to save her. She told what she knew to be the truth, as her hus­band told it to her.” (Idem.)

52. Next, the pro­gram reviews [34] infor­ma­tion about a 2002 arti­cle on the Okla­homa City bomb­ing and a pos­si­ble link between that attack and some of the hijack­ers impli­cat­ed in the 9/11 attacks. A motel locat­ed at some dis­tance from Nor­man, Okla­homa (where some of the alleged hijack­ers appar­ent­ly took flight train­ing) may pro­vide doc­u­men­ta­tion of con­nec­tions between Atta and accused 20th hijack­er Zac­carias Mous­saoui. Atta alleged­ly tried to book rooms at this motel with Mous­saoui and anoth­er of the sus­pect­ed hijack­ers. This is sig­nif­i­cant for sev­er­al rea­sons. For one thing, the motel was far­ther away than oth­er, rea­son­ably-priced motels. Atta, for what­ev­er rea­son, want­ed this motel. As stat­ed above, the fol­low­ing account may estab­lish a hard link between Atta and Mous­saoui. This same motel was appar­ent­ly fre­quent­ed by Mujahid Menep­ta, an asso­ciate of Mouss­saoui, who vis­it­ed the motel in the time before the 1995 Okla­homa City bomb­ing. This same motel was also report­ed to have been host to Tim McVeigh and alleged Mid­dle East­ern and/or Iraqi nation­als, with whom he may have been con­spir­ing. It is also worth not­ing that legal author­i­ties in this coun­try do not appear to have been over­ly eager to pur­sue these leads, per­haps out of a desire to avoid hav­ing to reopen the inves­ti­ga­tion into the Okla­homa City bomb­ing. Atta and asso­ciates were also report­ed­ly inter­est­ed in pur­su­ing crop dust­ing aircraft—the type of plane used in the attack on the Pen­ta­gon in The Turn­er Diaries. “What hap­pened at the non­de­script road­side motel out­side Okla­homa City was just fleet­ing encounter dur­ing the twist­ed cross-coun­try odyssey of the ter­ror­ists who would car­ry out the Sep­tem­ber 11 attacks. Mohammed Atta, alleged leader of the plot, and two com­pan­ions want­ed to rent a room, but couldn’t get the deal they want­ed, so they left.”
(“The Ter­ror­ist Motel” by Jim Cro­gan; L.A. Week­ly; 7/26/–8/1/2002.) [35]

53. “It was an inci­dent of no par­tic­u­lar impor­tance, except for one thing. The own­er of the motel remem­bers Atta being in the com­pa­ny of Zacara­ias Mous­saoui, the so-called “20th hijack­er,’ who was arrest­ed pri­or to “Sep­tem­ber 11 and now faces con­spir­a­cy charges in con­nec­tion with the ter­ror assaults.’ . . .” (Ibid,; p. 1.)

54. “ . . . The motel co-own­er, who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymi­ty, said the inci­dent occurred around August 1, 2001, just six weeks before 9/11.‘They came in around 10 or 11a.m. and start­ed talk­ing to my desk clerk,’ he said. Even though he was work­ing about 10 feet away from the trio, the own­er didn’t real­ly pay any atten­tion at first. ‘They were ask­ing my clerk, who no longer works here, about a week­ly rate for our rooms.’ (The for­mer clerk could not be reached for com­ment.) . . .” (Ibid.; p. 2.)

55. “ . . .The motel own­er said that Mous­saoui and a man who appeared to be Mar­wan al-Shehhi—who helped crash a jet­lin­er into the south tow­er of the World trade Center—were friend­ly and said a few things, but Atta was clear­ly the leader. ‘He did most of the talk­ing and seemed very seri­ous,’ said the own­er, adding, ‘I was stand­ing face to face, about two feet away from Atta, and talked to the three of them for about 10 min­utes. Atta asked if he could rent one of the oth­er rooms at a week­ly rate, and I told him no.” (Idem.)

56. “ ‘I asked him what they were doing here in the area. And Atta told me they were going to flight school. I thought he meant [Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion] train­ing in Okla­homa City. But Atta told me no, they were tak­ing flight train­ing in Nor­man.” (Idem.)

57. “ ‘I said I didn’t under­stand why they want­ed to rent one of my rooms, since we were about 28 miles from Nor­man and there are a lot of rea­son­ably priced motels a lot clos­er. But he said they had heard good things about my place and want­ed to stay there. I told them I was sor­ry, but we couldn’t accom­mo­date them. Atta final­ly said okay. Then they all thanked me for my time and left.’ . . .” (Idem.)

58. “After the attacks, said the motel own­er, he rec­og­nized his vis­i­tors in pho­tos from tele­vi­sion reports. ‘I was real­ly stunned,’ he said. Then he decid­ed to call the FBI hot line. The motel own­er said he didn’t hear right back from the FBI. In the inter­im, he also spoke to a for­mer law-enforce­ment offi­cer who was inves­ti­gat­ing report­ed sight­ings of Mujahid Abdulquaadir Menep­ta at the same motel dur­ing the mid-1990’s. Menep­ta, report­ed­ly a friend of Moussaoui’s, was arrest­ed 30 years ago in Col­orado for aggra­vat­ed rob­bery and served more than three years in prison.”(Idem.)

59. “After Sep­tem­ber 11, Menep­ta pub­licly defend­ed Mous­saoui, call­ing him a ‘scape­goat.’ The FBI arrest­ed him as a mate­r­i­al wit­ness and sub­se­quent­ly charged Menep­ta with a fed­er­al gun vio­la­tion. He plead­ed guilty and in April 2002 was sen­tenced to 15 months in fed­er­al prison. He was nev­er charged with any ter­ror­ism-relat­ed crime. But dur­ing the pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing on the gun charge, Alco­hol, Tobac­co and firearms Agent Jef­frey Whit­ney tes­ti­fied that a con­fi­den­tial source placed Menep­ta at a meet­ing of a rad­i­cal Islam­ic group in St. Louis where he alleged­ly threat­ened to shoot any police offi­cer who entered the mosque. Menepta’s attor­ney chal­lenged the cred­i­bil­i­ty of this report in court.” (Ibid.; pp. 2–3.)

60. “A for­mer desk clerk at the motel—a dif­fer­ent clerk from the one who pur­port­ed­ly dealt with Atta and Moussaoui—told the Week­ly that he remem­bered Menep­ta because in 1994 and 1995—prior to the Okla­homa City attack—Menepta fre­quent­ly vis­it­ed the motel office. There, he bought cof­fee and talked for hours to this clerk.” (Ibid.; p. 3.)

61. “The clerk and his wife, who both for­mer­ly worked at the motel, said they picked Menepta’s pic­ture out of a pho­to line­up pre­pared by a law-enforce­ment offi­cer who had inter­viewed the motel own­er. This offi­cer, who also spoke to the Week­ly on con­di­tion of anonymi­ty, said that after the motel own­er told him about the Mous­saoui sight­ing, he con­tact­ed a mem­ber of Oklahoma’s Joint Ter­ror­ism Task Force, which includes the FBI. The FBI final­ly act­ed on the tip. The motel own­er said that on Decem­ber 19, 2001, he went to FBI offices in Okla­homa City for a for­mal inter­view, where he was debriefed by an FBI agent and by Okla­homa City Police Sergeant Jer­ry Flow­ers. ‘We talked for sev­er­al hours, and I told them every­thing I knew.’ The motel own­er said he would have tak­en a poly­graph exam but was not asked to do so. The Weekly’s law-enforce­ment source cor­rob­o­rates the Decem­ber 19 inter­view. . . .”(Idem.)

62. “ . . . One rea­son for the FBI’s appar­ent lack of inter­est might be this motel’s alleged con­nec­tion to Tim­o­thy McVeigh and a group of Iraqis who worked in Okla­homa City. Accord­ing to the motel own­er and oth­er wit­ness­es and inves­ti­ga­tors inter­viewed by the Week­ly, McVeigh and sev­er­al of these Iraqis were motel guests in the months pre­ced­ing the 1995 bomb­ing. Wit­ness­es also claimed they saw sev­er­al of the Iraqis mov­ing bar­rels of mate­r­i­al around on the bed of a truck. The motel own­er said the mate­r­i­al smelled of diesel fuel and he had to clean up a spill. Diesel fuel was a key com­po­nent of the truck bomb that blew up the Fed­er­al Build­ing.” (Idem.)

63. “The motel own­er said he and his staff report­ed this infor­ma­tion to the FBI in 1995.‘We did have an ATF agent come out and col­lect the orig­i­nals of the room reg­is­tra­tions for that peri­od, but we nev­er heard back from them. And I nev­er could get the reg­is­tra­tions returned.’ He added that his pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence with the FBI made him reluc­tant to con­tact them about Mous­saoui. ‘But I decid­ed it was my duty to tell them what had hap­pened. So I did.’” (Idem.)

64. Next, the pro­gram reviews infor­ma­tion sup­ple­ment­ing the exam­i­na­tion of neo-Nazi con­nec­tions to the events of 9/11. Specif­i­cal­ly, the pro­gram fur­thers some details [36] con­nec­tion­ing the 1993 World Trade Cen­ter bomb­ing, the Okla­homa City bomb­ing, and 9/11. Andreas Strass­meir, the alleged mas­ter­mind of the OKC bomb­ing and Tim­o­thy McVeigh’s alleged supe­ri­or in the oper­a­tional aspects of the attack is alleged in a 5/10/1995 FBI mem­o­ran­dum to have sought the pur­chase of a Boe­ing 747 from Lufthansa. The pos­si­bil­i­ty that this may be an indi­ca­tion that neo-Nazis and Islamists were coop­er­a­tive­ly plot­ting attacks like 9/11 in the mid-1990’s is not one to be too read­i­ly dis­missed. “ . . . Extrem­ists resid­ing at Elo­him City received mil­i­tary-style train­ing from a num­ber of sources. One of the train­ers there was Andreas Carl Strass­meir of Ger­many, a neo-Nazi and the son of Guenter Strass­meir, a chief aide of dis­graced for­mer Ger­man chan­cel­lor Hel­mut Kohl. The elder Strass­meir is wide­ly regard­ed as the archi­tect of Kohl’s reuni­fi­ca­tion plan that merged the for­mer East Ger­many with the Fed­er­al Repub­lic in 1991. And Guenter’s father was one of the orig­i­nal mem­bers of the Nazi Par­ty in the ear­ly 1920s.” (“Al Qaeda’s Neo-Nazi Con­nec­tions” by William Grim; The Jew­ish Press; p. 3.) [37]

65. “Andreas Strass­meir is impor­tant to this sto­ry because he not only became a close friend and con­fi­dant of Tim­o­thy McVeigh, but also because he is regard­ed by many inves­ti­ga­tors as John Doe #2, the unknown per­son assist­ing McVeigh and Ter­ry Nichols at the scene of the Okla­homa City bomb­ing who was seen by a num­ber of eye­wit­ness­es.” (Ibid.; pp. 3–4.)

66. “In addi­tion to train­ing var­i­ous neo-Nazi and mili­tia groups, Strass­meir was involved in a num­ber of very curi­ous activ­i­ties. Accord­ing to an FBI report dat­ed May 10, 1995, ‘Addi­tion­al doc­u­ments reveal that at one time Strass­meir was attempt­ing to pur­chase a 747 air­craft from Lufthansa; how­ev­er, the rea­son for the pur­chase is not reflect­ed in the doc­u­ments.’ In 1995 it would not have been unrea­son­able for an FBI inves­ti­ga­tor to give Strassmeir’s abort­ed air­lin­er pur­chase mere­ly pass­ing notice. In light of 9/11, how­ev­er, it gives one pause and rais­es the real pos­si­bil­i­ty that 9/11 type attacks were being planned as far back as 1995 by insid­ers in the neo-Naz­i/Is­lam­ic ter­ror­ist net­work. . . .” (Ibid.; p. 4.)

67. Next, the broad­cast presents infor­ma­tion about alleged Aryan Nations par­tic­i­pa­tion in the events of 9/11. (The sub­ject of Islamist/­neo-Nazi coop­er­a­tion in the Triple Bor­der area of Latin Amer­i­ca will be dealt with at greater length in FTR#457.) “ . . . And there were Amer­i­cans at the camp as well. Risi learned about one of them and on Jan­u­ary 12, 1996, he says, he took a poly­graph test and made a state­ment to the Fed­er­al Court in Buenos Aires tes­ti­fy­ing to every­thing he knew about this Amer­i­can. The man—whose name also won’t be divulged—is an ex-Spe­cial Forces sol­dier who had been a com­mu­ni­ca­tions expert in Viet­nam and had seen com­bat there. He returned home to join the Michi­gan Mili­tia, then con­vert­ed to Islam, worked in Jor­dan, and became asso­ci­at­ed with anoth­er Amer­i­can, who had been inves­ti­gat­ed by the D.E.A. for activ­i­ties in Cen­tral Amer­i­ca. Now, accord­ing to Risi, the Viet­nam vet, who speaks Span­ish, is in Triple Bor­der with two oth­er Amer­i­can extrem­ists, act­ing as an instruc­tor at one of the ter­ror­ist train­ing camps. He is also respon­si­ble for secu­ri­ty oper­a­tions and pro­vid­ed armed guards when top al-Qae­da and Hezbol­lah associates—in par­tic­u­lar, Muganiyah—were in town.”
(“Terrorism’s New Geog­ra­phy” by Sebas­t­ian Junger; Van­i­ty Fair; December/2002; p. 205.) [38]

68. “Accord­ing to Risi, the man had also been in the Unit­ed States on Sep­tem­ber 11 and had pro­vid­ed logis­ti­cal sup­port to Atta before the attacks. . . . Accord­ing to Risi, Aryan Nations had peo­ple in Triple Bor­der as ear­ly as 1985, and they were coop­er­at­ing with Islam­ic extrem­ists in the Unit­ed States. (Stephen Jones, the chief defense lawyer for tim­o­thy McVeigh, sus­pects that con­vict­ed Kuwaiti ter­ror­ist Ramzi Yousef sup­plied tech­ni­cal exper­tise in the 1995 Okla­homa City Alfred P. Mur­rah Fed­er­al Build­ing bomb­ing.) . . .” (Idem.)

68a. 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. The above Sebas­t­ian Junger arti­cle from Van­i­ty Fair notes that Islamists from the Tri Bor­der area were involved in the AMIA bomb­ing. (“AMIA Bomb Plot­ters’ Con­nec­tion;” La Nacion; 7/27/97.)

69. Review­ing the his­to­ry of the World Mus­lim Con­gress (found­ed by the Grand Mufti), the broad­cast details some of its fas­cist history—a his­to­ry that embod­ies the syn­the­sis of Third Reich-relat­ed ele­ments, neo-Nazis and Mid­dle East­ern oil king­dom mon­ey. It is this syn­the­sis that is at the foun­da­tion of the ele­ments that we are exam­in­ing in this broad­cast and descrip­tion. “Anoth­er favorite IHR speak­er and col­lab­o­ra­tor was Issah Nakleh of the World Mus­lim Con­gress (WMC). Based in Pak­istan, the WMC was ini­tial­ly head­ed by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who, like his friend H. Kei­th Thomp­son, stood by the Third Reich until his death in 1974. A few years lat­er, the WMC, then head­ed by Pak­istani Dr. Ina­mul­lah Kahn, mailed Holo­caust-denial lit­er­a­ture to every mem­ber of the U.S. Con­gress and the British Par­lia­ment. The WMC’s offi­cial mouth­piece, Mus­lim World, car­ried the ads for The Pro­to­cols of the Elders of Zion and Hen­ry Ford’s The Inter­na­tion­al Jew. Dr. Khan’s con­gress also pub­lished Freema­son­ry, a book warn­ing that Jews were using lodge mem­bers to extend secret con­trol over reli­gion and society—a para­noid the­o­ry that has long been pop­u­lar among Lib­er­ty Lob­by sup­port­ers and neo-Nazi groups around the world. Acknowl­edg­ing their polit­i­cal kin­ship, WMC sec­re­tary-gen­er­al Khan sent a let­ter to the Spot­light prais­ing its ‘superb in-depth analy­sis’ and stat­ing that the paper deserved ‘the thanks of all right-mind­ed peo­ple.’ Dr. Khan also served as an advi­sor to the Sau­di Ara­bi­an roy­al fam­i­ly, which lav­ished funds on the WMC. In addi­tion, the Sau­di Ara­bi­an gov­ern­ment retained the ser­vices of Amer­i­can neo-nazi William Grim­stead as a Wash­ing­ton lob­by­ist . . . Soon, the World Mus­lim Con­gress began work­ing close­ly with U.S. intel­li­gence and Pak­istani mil­i­tary offi­cials, who were covert­ly sup­port­ing the Afghan mujahideen in their fight against the Sovi­et-installed regime in Kab­ul. This effort was strong­ly endorsed by Dr. Khan, who served for many years as the Pak­istani rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Nazi-infest­ed World Anti-Com­mu­nist League, which played an impor­tant role in the Rea­gan administration’s ‘secret war’ in the Gold­en Cres­cent.
(The Beast Reawak­ens; Mar­tin A. Lee; Copy­right 1997 [HC]; Lit­tle, Brown & Co.; ISBN 0–316-51959–6; pp. 225–226.) [39]

70. Anoth­er pos­si­ble indi­ca­tion of Nazi/Islamist coop­er­a­tion con­cerns Mohammed Atta’s Ger­man con­nec­tions, which appear to have been numer­ous and sig­nif­i­cant. “A year-long Mad­Cow­Morn­ingNews inves­ti­ga­tion has uncov­ered evi­dence that at least sev­en of Mohamed Atta’s clos­est asso­ciates in Flori­da dur­ing the year lead­ing up to the 9/11 attack were not Arab, but Ger­man. The names of the sev­en, all pilots, have not sur­faced in any press accounts of Atta’s stay in the U.S., nor has their exis­tence been men­tioned or allud­ed to in offi­cial state­ments. Trav­el­ing with Atta, or meet­ing him around the state, Atta’s Ger­man friends appeared to share a rela­tion­ship with him of long-stand­ing, accord­ing to eye­wit­ness­es, dat­ing back to his days in Ham­burg. The meet­ings, in places like key West and Mia­mi, were appar­ent­ly very seri­ous busi­ness; when they returned, said some­one who was there, Atta and his Ger­man asso­ciates ‘always came back glum.’ Only one of the sev­en is still in the U.S.; five live in Ger­many or Switzer­land. The sev­enth, with whom Atta report­ed­ly trav­eled exten­sive­ly, has a crim­i­nal record in Ger­many, and today lives in Sau­di Ara­bia. The iden­ti­ties of the sev­en Ger­man nation­als were pieced togeth­er from infor­ma­tion gleaned in inter­views with Atta’s one-time Amer­i­can girl­friend, cor­rob­o­rat­ed by inde­pen­dent avi­a­tion sources in Venice and Naples, FL. . .”
(“9/11: The Ger­man Con­nec­tion” by Daniel Hop­sick­er; [40]Mad Cow Morn­ing News [40]; p. 1.) [40]

71. The arti­cle stress­es the struc­tur­al sim­i­lar­i­ty of Atta’s Ger­man asso­ciates with the back­ground of Andreas Strass­meir, alleged mas­ter­mind of the Okla­homa City bomb­ing and asso­ciate of Tim­o­thy McVeigh. “ . . . Strassmeir’s father was once a top aide to Ger­man Chan­cel­lor Hel­mut Kohl; Atta’s Ger­man friends are all chil­dren of the Ger­man elite. But before delv­ing fur­ther into Atta’s Ger­man con­nec­tions, there were two oth­er relat­ed devel­op­ments in Flori­da last week. In the first, the for­mer own­er of the ter­ror flight school in Venice, FL., Rudi Dekkers, was arrest­ed last week on a sin­gle count of felony fraud, and booked into the Col­lier Coun­ty jail in Naples, FL.” (Ibid.; p. 2.)

72. Both of the men run­ning the fly­ing schools in Flori­da that trained the hijack­ers were Dutch nation­als. Might this have some con­nec­tion to the Thyssen-Borne­misza link to the Nether­lands [41]? “As the Mad­Cow­Morn­ingNews has been report­ing, sus­pi­cious and often ille­gal activ­i­ties were com­mon­place occur­rences at Dekkers-owned flight schools at the same time the schools were train­ing a ver­i­ta­ble ‘Who’s Who’ of Ham­burg cadre ter­ror­ists. Now the arrest of the con­tro­ver­sial Dutch nation­al comes amid indi­ca­tions from author­i­ties that Fed­er­al agen­cies involved in the 9/11 inves­ti­ga­tion are tak­ing a clos­er look at Dekker’s busi­ness activ­i­ties in Flori­da dur­ing the past decade, fuel­ing spec­u­la­tion he might become the first non-Arab charged in a wider 9/11 con­spir­a­cy than has so-far been revealed. . . .Pos­ing for a new mug shot is the lat­est in a series of rever­sals suf­fered recent­ly by the Venice ‘Mag­ic Dutch Boy,’ so-called because he is one of two Dutch nation­als who owned flight schools at the Venice Air­port which each—by appar­ent freak coincidence—ended up train­ing ter­ror­ists to fly. . .” (Idem.)

73. Is some­one work­ing to silence Dekkers and Kruithof? “ . . . Then, too Dekker’s heli­copter crashed recent­ly, while he was en route to a show­down meet­ing with part­ner Wal­ly Hilliard over con­trol of Huff­man Avi­a­tion. In anoth­er freak coin­ci­dence, own­er of the sec­ond Dutch-owned flight school at the Venice Air­port, Arne Kruithof, also suf­fered a near-fatal avi­a­tion mishap last sum­mer when his plane fell from a hun­dred feet in the air onto the run­way of the Venice Air­port. It appears as if both would be well-advised to stay away from open win­dows.” (Ibid.; pp. 2–3.)

74. “The Ger­man ele­ment arrived in Flori­da with ‘Wolf­gang’ in 1996. Pri­or to arriv­ing in Naples he was asso­ci­at­ed with an orga­ni­za­tion called ‘The Fly­ing Club of Munich.’ ‘Wolf­gang showed up from Munich in the mid-1990’s and imme­di­ate­ly began oper­at­ing a flight school ille­gal­ly in ’96,’ stat­ed an avi­a­tion source in Naples. ‘He’s half Swiss, half Ger­man.’ Wolf­gang was instru­men­tal in bring­ing anoth­er of Atta’s Ger­man asso­ciates to Flori­da, a pilot named ‘Stephan,’ who we were to learn has done jail time in Ger­many, was on parole there when he came to the U.S., and recent­ly spent a year in Gun­dog­du, Turkey.” (Ibid.; p. 3.)

75. “While reg­u­lar Ger­man flight stu­dents strug­gle to obtain the nec­es­sary visas, Wolf­gang and Stephan appar­ent­ly had inside con­nec­tions which smoothed their progress. ‘Some­times it makes me mad that a crim­i­nal gets pref­er­ence,’ stat­ed one Ger­man nation­al flight instruc­tor in Naples with obvi­ous bit­ter­ness. ‘Wolf­gang signed off on Stephan’s books, and Stephan also got in on a fraud­u­lent busi­ness investor’s visa.’ ‘Wolf­gang was in his thir­ties,’ says Aman­da Keller, who lived with Atta dur­ing March and April of 2001. ‘He and Wolf­gang were very tight, they went every­where togeth­er. When he came into the pic­ture they were togeth­er all the time. . .’” (Idem.)

76. “Strange­ly, Keller also states that Atta always spoke Ger­man with Wolf­gang, a state­ment con­tra­dict­ed by the tes­ti­mo­ny of Rudi Dekkers, who told a Con­gres­sion­al Com­mit­tee that when he addressed him in Ger­man, Atta had mere­ly looked at him strange­ly . . . Newsweek says its sources say the unnamed coun­try is Sau­di Ara­bia. That may prove to be at least part­ly cor­rect; still, there are few, if any, Saud­is named ‘Wolf­gang.’ Newsweek should keep dig­ging.” (Ibid.; pp. 3–4.)

77. A riv­et­ing alle­ga­tion about Mohammed Atta’s Ger­man con­nec­tions is fea­tured on inves­tiga­tive reporter Daniel Hopsicker’s web­site. Be sure to check it out. Atta was appar­ent­ly traf­ficked around under the stew­ard­ship of the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschafft—named after one of the most impor­tant offi­cials of I.G. Far­ben. (Far­ben was the firm at the core of the Third Reich’s indus­tri­al struc­ture and prin­ci­pal­ly involved in the financ­ing of Hitler.) “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 Mad­Cow­Morn­ing News 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 and employed him as a ‘tutor’ and ‘sem­i­nar par­tic­i­pant’ dur­ing 1996 and 1997.”
(“Atta Worked for Elite US-Ger­man Exchange Pro­gram” by Daniel Hop­sick­er; Mad­Cow­Morn­ingNews; 4/24/2003; p. 1.)

78. Note that Atta’s Ger­man spon­sor­ship may have dat­ed to 1992. “More­over Atta’s finan­cial rela­tion­ship with the U.S.-German gov­ern­ment effort may even have 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. In the years before he became a ‘ter­ror­ist ring­leader,’ Atta was enjoy­ing the patron­age of a gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive over­seen by the U.S. State Depart­ment and the Ger­man Min­istry of Eco­nom­ic Coop­er­a­tion and Devel­op­ment, the Ger­man equiv­a­lent of the U.S. Agency cur­rent­ly super­vis­ing the secre­tive bid­ding race for tens of bil­lions of dol­lars of post-war recon­struc­tion con­tracts in Iraq, the Agency for Inter­na­tion­al Devel­op­ment.” (Idem.)

79. The orga­ni­za­tion that appar­ent­ly spon­sored Atta’s trav­els was the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft (its Amer­i­can com­po­nent is the Carl Duis­berg Society)—named for one of the prin­ci­pal fig­ures in the found­ing of I.G. Far­ben. “News that Mohamed Atta had been on the pay­roll of an elite inter­na­tion­al pro­gram known as the ‘Con­gress-Bun­destag Pro­gram first sur­faced a month after the 9/11 attack in a brief sev­en-line report by Ger­man news­pa­per Frank­furter Alge­meine Zeitung on 10/18/2001 under the head­line ‘Atta was Tutor for Schol­ar­ship Hold­ers.’ The sto­ry quot­ed a spokesman 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,’ as the spokesman put it, between 1995 and 1997.” (Ibid.; pp. 1–2.)

80. “But the shock­ing rev­e­la­tion that Atta had there­fore been on the pay­roll of a joint U.S.-German gov­ern­ment pro­gram was con­cealed by the news­pa­per through the sim­ple expe­di­ent of neglect­ing to men­tion that the ‘Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft’ was mere­ly a pri­vate enti­ty set up to admin­is­ter an offi­cial U.S. and Ger­man gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tive. 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, which is 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.” (Ibid.; p. 2.)

81. “CDS Inter­na­tion­al, states the organization’s lit­er­a­ture, pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties for young Ger­man pro­fes­sion­als. ‘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 . . .” (Idem.)

82. “Hav­ing pow­er­ful friends in such high places may also explain the curi­ous omis­sions in a sec­ond sto­ry about Mohamed Atta’s time in Ger­many which appeared recent­ly in The Chica­go Tri­bune, head­lined ‘9/11 Haunts Hijacker’s Spon­sors; Ger­man Cou­ple Talks of Liv­ing with Pilot Atta.’ The March 7, 2003 describes the 1992 meet­ing in Cairo which led Mohamed Atta to move to Ham­burg, between Atta and a Ger­man cou­ple, which the paper does not name, who ran an inter­na­tion­al stu­dent exchange pro­gram, which the paper also leaves anony­mous. . . .” (Idem.)

83. “Dur­ing a vis­it to the Egypt­ian cap­i­tal in fall 1991, said the Tri­bune, 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. ‘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 . . .” (Ibid.; p. 3.)

84. “ ‘In this first con­ver­sa­tion, we sug­gest­ed he con­tin­ue his stud­ies in Ham­burg and offered him a place to live at our house,’ the paper quotes the Ger­man wife telling inves­ti­ga­tors from the BKA, the Ger­man equiv­a­lent of the FBI. Atta, she states, accept­ed their offer right away. Why did an (unnamed) Ger­man cou­ple, run­ning an (unnamed) inter­na­tion­al exchange pro­gram leap at the chance to engage a young man who was not even con­sid­ered promis­ing enough to gain entrance to a local Cairo grad­u­ate school? The Tri­bune doesn’t say.” (Idem.)

85. “After study­ing Ger­man in Cairo, Atta arrived in the coun­try 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. It is more than curi­ous that 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 their names, nor that of the orga­ni­za­tion they worked for. But since just two years lat­er, Atta was on the pay­roll of the ‘Con­gress-Bun­destag Pro­gram,’ it is rea­son­able to con­clude that this same gov­ern­ment-fund­ed pro­gram was respon­si­ble for bring­ing him to Ger­many in the first place, under the aegis of an unnamed Ger­man cou­ple. His elite spon­sors are appar­ent­ly pow­er­ful enough to keep the organization’s name out of the news­pa­pers, or at any rate, out of the Chica­go Tri­bune.” (Idem.)