Chief of the Hamburg police during a period in which German intelligence had members of the Hamburg cell of 9/11 hijackers under surveillance, Ernst Uhrlau was appointed special adviser to the Chancellor on intelligence matters in 1998. He became head of the BND in 2005. During Uhrlau’s tenure as BND director, files on BND officers with SS and Gestapo backgrounds were shredded.
This program highlights German/Underground Reich connections to both the 9/11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing. Of particular significance is the Ernst Uhrlau: chief of Hamburg police at the time German intelligence had the 9/11 cell under surveillance, appointed coordinator of intelligence for the German chancellor in 1998 and head of the BND in 2005. The son of Chancellor Kohl’s chief of staff may have masterminded the Oklahoma City bombing and BND may well have been manipulating Mohamed Atta.
It should come as no surprise that the NSA would target Germany as a “hot spot” for electronic surveillance. We call attention to Ernst Uhrlau, chief of police in Hamburg during the time German intelligence had the Hamburg cell of 9/11 hijackers under surveillance, later special adviser to Chancellor Helmut Kohl on intelligence matters (the son of whose chief of staff may have masterminded the Oklahoma City bombing), and eventually head of the BND! UPDATED ON 10/30/2013.
This broadcast catches up with some areas of research and interest on the part of the heroic investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker. We then revisited the circumstances of Ruki Dekkers, one of Atta’s closest associates. Although he was arrested for drug trafficking, informed sources expressed skepticism that he would ever go to trial. Much of the program focused on the Boston Marathon bombing of April 2013, especially the links between the bombers, their family and elements associated with CIA.
Previously, we noted that Ron Paul backer Snowden decamped to Hong Kong and leaked information about U.S. hacking of Chinese computers just as President Obama was meeting with the Chinese prime minister Xi. Now, information about NSA spying on Germany hits the papers, just as Obama is preparing to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, causing further embarrassment. This has all the earmarks of a U-2 style intelligence destabilization operation. UPDATED ON 8/30/2013.
While the media are predictably obsessing on the NSA/PRISM non-scandal, more important secrecy issues have emerged. It develops that some Sarasota-based Saudis who fled shortly after the 9/11 attacks were indeed connected to people implicated in the attacks, including individuals who were part of Mohamed Atta’s Huffman Aviation milieu.
Two investigations may well dovetail. We’ve covered the 9/11 attacks for years, beginning with analysis well before the events themselves. We note, also, our recent posts about the intelligence-linked National Socialist Union neo-Nazi group in Germany. Germany Watch has presented a working hypothesis that NSU’s murders were covering-up operational elements in the attacks.
For years, we’ve covered the heroic, lonely research done by Daniel Hopsicker on the 9/11-related flight schools in Southern Florida. One of the principals in the intelligence-community-controlled drug trafficking milieu through which Mohamed Atta and associates infiltrated the United States was recently arrested in Houston for drug smuggling. Dekkers has entered a seal plea agreement, which will likely mute any public disclosure of the findings in the case.
Long able to escape legal retribution for his actions, Huffman Aviation operator Rudi Dekkers appears to have run out of luck. The Dutch/German pilot who ran the flight school through which 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta and his German and Austrian associates infiltrated the United States has been arrested in Houston for drug trafficking. It remains to be seen what comes of this investigation, but the implications are potentially staggering.
The BND–the German intelligence service that evolved from Hitler’s Eastern Front intelligence organization–may well have played a role in the 9/11 attacks. 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta traveled under the auspices of the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft and appears to have made contact with his German sponsors while studying German at the Goethe Institute of Cairo. The Goethe Institute is widely viewed as a front for German intelligence. Atta enrolled at the Goethe Institute after being encouraged by his father, who, according to Daniel Hopsicker, was seen in South Florida with Atta.