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FTR #632 Update on September 11 and Related Matters

Recorded March 30, 2008
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The program begins with discussion of the effect of the rise in oil prices on the global economy. As discussed in FTR’s 560, 561, war and threat of war in the Middle East is causing a consummately important, decisive shift of global wealth and power from everyone and everything into the coffers of the oil-producing countries and corporations. An outgrowth of this global shift in wealth is the growth in sovereign wealth funds, wielded by oil-producing nations and expanding their economic and, consequently, political influence. Many business figures have been relying on these funds as a remedy for the growing credit crunch and sup-prime crisis. Some of the countries wielding SWF’s are not rushing in to help. Next, we revisit the subject of the Fifth Column at work in this country. It is Mr. Emory’s considered opinion that the Bush administration is a manifestation of the Underground Reich and its Islamofascist allies, embodying a fascist Fifth Column that is in the process of selling the U.S. out. Among the many things that the administration has done to undermine the effort against the Islamofascists is a recent betrayal of the heroic Rita Katz, a private investigator whose efforts led directly to the Operation Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002. After giving the administration an Al Qaeda video that Ms. Katz’s research organization had clandestinely obtained, the Bush administration made the video public, despite the fact that secrecy was mandatory. Now, Ms. Katz’s penetration of Al Qaeda’s infrastructure stands revealed and consequently useless. Next, the broadcast revisits information from—among other programs—FTR#569, reviewing the pressure put on Rita Katz and John Loftus by the FBI and CIA. This pressure followed the Operation Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002, precipitated by Ms. Katz’s research. As discussed in—among other programs—FTR#’s 356 and 454, the Operation Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002 revealed direct links between the Bush administration and the SAAR network, centrally involved in funding Al Qaeda, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The Fifth Column has apparently been able to access American nuclear secrets, and traffic them abroad, according to heroic whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds. [Edmonds is a former FBI translator whose research has disclosed complicity between elements of the US government and military and terrorist elements involved in the drug traffic.] The National Intelligence Estimate’s report that Iran had abandoned its attempts at acquiring nuclear weapons continues to be challenged, with experts noting that Iran has only abandoned one relatively unimportant aspect of nuclear weapons development. Concluding with discussion of the successful influence that the Fifth Column has been able to exert on the FBI, the program notes that the bureau has been conducting “outreach” efforts that have placed it in a position of complicity with Islamist elements.

Program Highlights Include: Review of peace-activist Cyndi Sheehan’s efforts on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood; review of GOP bigwig Grover Norquist’s probable conversion to Islam; speculation about the possible role in the disintegration of the United States played by children of the SS officers brought into the country at the end of World War II.

1. The program begins with discussion of the effect of the rise in oil prices on the global economy. As discussed in FTRs 560, 561, war and threat of war in the Middle East is causing a consummately important, decisive shift of global wealth and power from everyone and everything into the coffers of the oil-producing countries and corporations. “High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history. Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than they did just five years ago, pumping more than $2 trillion into the coffers of oil companies and oil-producing nations this year alone. . . .”
(“Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth” by Steven Mufson; Washington Post; 11/10/2007; P. A01.)

2. An outgrowth of the global shift in wealth discussed above is the growth in sovereign wealth funds, wielded by oil-producing nations and expanding their economic and, consequently, political influence. Many business figures have been relying on these funds as a remedy for the growing credit crunch and sup-prime crisis. Some of the countries wielding SWF’s are not rushing in to help. Note that the disintegration of the US economy will increasingly subject the country to the influence of the oil-producing countries. “Earlier this week, I chatted with a jet-lagged senior US financier. Like many of his ilk, he is flitting around the Middle East and Asia trying to extract finance from sovereign wealth funds and other investment groups. His latest travels have delivered a surprise: some funds are quietly getting cold feet about the idea of putting more capital directly into western banks, he says. ‘There is a backlash building,’ he muttered into a crackling cell phone. This is striking stuff. In recent months, many equity investors have taken comfort from the idea that sovereign wealth funds could ride to the rescue of Wall Street, if not the City of London too. . . .”
(“Insight: Western Banks Face SWF Backlash” by Gillian Tett; Financial Times; 2/7/08.)

3. Next, we revisit the subject of the Fifth Column at work in this country. It is Mr. Emory’s considered opinion that the Bush administration is a manifestation of the Underground Reich and its Islamofascist allies, embodying a fascist Fifth Column that is in the process of selling the U.S. out. There is abundant evidence that elements of the Bush administration aided and abetted the 9/11 attacks. (Note, in this context, that Mr. Emory does not feel that the epicenter of the 9/11 attacks was in the United States. However the complicity of elements of the Bush administration is a matter of public record. For more information about the Fifth Column, see—among other programs—FTR#’s 356, 454, 462, 464, 467, 515, 569.) Among the many things that the administration has done to undermine the effort against the Islamofascists is a recent betrayal of the heroic Rita Katz, a private investigator whose efforts led directly to the Operation Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002. “A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month, and around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, it notified the Bush administration of its secret acquisition. It gave two senior officials access on the condition that the officials not reveal they had it until the al-Qaeda release. Within 20 minutes, a range of intelligence agencies had begun downloading it from the company’s Web site. By midafternoon that day, the video and a transcript of its audio track had been leaked from within the Bush administration to cable television news and broadcast worldwide. . . .”
(“Leak Severed a Link to Al-Qaeda’s Secrets” by Joby Warrick; Washington Post 10/9/2007; P. A01.)

4. The broadcast revisits information from—among other programs—FTR#569, reviewing the pressure put on Rita Katz and John Loftus by the FBI and CIA. This pressure followed the Operation Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002, precipitated by Ms. Katz’s research. As discussed in—among other programs—FTRs 356 and 454, the Operation Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002 revealed direct links between the Bush administration and the SAAR network, centrally involved in funding Al Qaeda, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. “Yet the FBI wasn’t the worst part in that sticky affair. The CIA was. The CIA was investigating me and the SAAR investigators from Green Quest and Customs. The CIA and the FBI investigated everyone who had anything to do with the SAAR investigation. White vans and SUV’s with dark windows appeared near all the homes of the SAAR investigators. All agents, some of whom were very experienced with surveillance, knew they were being followed. So was I. I felt that I was being followed everywhere and watched at home, in the supermarket, on the way to work . . . and for what? . Now—I was being watched 24/7. It’s a terrible sensation to know that you have no privacy. . . . and no security. That strange clicking of the phones that wasn’t there before. . . the oh-so-crudely opened mail at home in the office. . .and the same man I spied in my neighborhood supermarket, who was also on the train I took to Washington a week ago. . .Life can be miserable when you know that someone’s always breathing down your neck. The Customs agents were questioned. So were their supervisors. So was the U.S. attorney on the SAAR case. One of the questions they were all asked was whether they’d leaked material to me. They all kept saying that this was the most preposterous idea; they all said that before I came, none of them had the slightest clue about SAAR and 555. They said that there was nothing of value they could give me that I didn’t have already. That it was I who gave them the material, not the other way around. None of the investigated parties has the slightest clue as to the real reason they were being investigated.”
(Terrorist Hunter by “Anonymous” [Rita Katz]; CCC [imprint of Harper Collins]; Copyright 2003 by Harper Collins [HC]; ISBN 0-06-052819-2; pp. 328-329.)

5. The Fifth Column has apparently been able to access American nuclear secrets, and traffic them abroad. “A whistleblower has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets. Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency’s Washington field office. She approached The Sunday Times last month after reading about an Al-Qaeda terrorist who had revealed his role in training some of the 9/11 hijackers while he was in Turkey. Edmonds described how foreign intelligence agents had enlisted the support of US officials to acquire a network of moles in sensitive military and nuclear institutions. . . .”
(“For Sale: West’s Deadly Nuclear Secrets” The Sunday Times; 1/5/08.)

6. More about Sibel Edmonds: “Former CIA analyst and international security and counter-terrorism expert Philip Giraldi has filed some of the American media’s best reports (even though we realize that’s not necessarily saying much) on the Sibel Edmonds case. . . .”
(“Former CIA Analyst: ‘Sibel Edmonds is Talking About Treason”; The Brad Blog; 2/4/2008.)

7. The National Intelligence Estimate’s report that Iran had abandoned its attempts at acquiring nuclear weapons continues to be challenged. “The senior US intelligence official on Tuesday stressed that a recent report on Iran had concluded that Tehran had halted only one part of its alleged nuclear weapons program. Admiral Michael McConnell, director of national intelligence, said the November national intelligence estimate had concluded that Tehran had ceased only efforts to covertly enrich uranium and design nuclear warheads. ‘The only thing that they’ve halted was nuclear weapons design, which is probably the least significant part of the program,’ he told the Senate intelligence committee. Adm McConnell said Iran continued to develop uranium enrichment technology and longer-range ballistic missiles. . . .”
(“Intelligence Official Revives Iran Doubts” by Demetri Sevastopulo; Financial Times; 2/6/2008.)

8. The Islamofascist Fifth Column has successfully influenced the FBI, among other organizations. The FBI has been conducting “outreach” efforts that have placed it in a position of complicity with Islamist elements. “Much has been written about the U.S. government’s current bout of schizophrenia in its outreach to the American Muslim community, specifically related to the Department of Justice. While federal prosecutors in Dallas have labeled several Islamist organizations as unindicted co-conspirators – describing them as front groups for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood – in the terrorist financing trial against the Holy Land for Relief and Development (HLF), the FBI is meeting with the very same groups to hold outreach events and the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ is setting up booths at their conferences. As wrongheaded and shortsighted as these policies are, they do not hold a candle to a recent outreach event held by the FBI’s Detroit field office at the end of last month. As reported in the Detroit Free Press (see: Detroit’s FBI chief: Violence extremism cuts across religions), two top FBI officials from that office ‘spoke to about 50 Muslims inside the Islamic Organization of North America, or Tanzeem-e-Islami.’ The Free Press described the organization as merely ‘a Sunni mosque with a primarily Pakistani congregation’ and tells us that the meeting was nothing more than ‘part of an effort by the FBI to reach out to Muslims and other communities.’ . . .”
(“FBI’s Latest Outreach Outrage” by Steven Emerson; IPT News Service; 11/7/2007.)

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