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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.)