1933 NY Herald Tribune
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The Reichstag fire was a disaster for Communists because they were blamed for starting it, but it
was a dream come true for Hitler and his cohorts as it allowed them to transform Germany
from a democracy into a dictatorship.
10 [PNAC members] are now in the Bush administration. As well as Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz, they include
Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage; John Bolton, who is undersecretary of state for disarmament; and
Zalmay Khalilzad, the White House liaison to the Iraqi opposition. Other signatories include William Kristol,
editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine, and Richard Perle, chairman of the advisory Defense
Science Board. [ABC
...so their statement actually referred to policy advancement through a governmentally orchestrated
"catastrophic and catalyzing event" -
Operation Northwoods is an
example of this thinking.
The "new Pearl Harbor" occurred on 9/11...
Like his father, Bush tries to keep a daily diary of his thoughts and observations. That night, he
dictated: "The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today." [Washington Post]
...and now wars and "regime changes" are justified by the events of that day:
U.S. President George W Bush ... defended the war in Iraq, telling Americans the United States was forced
into war because of the Sept 11 terror strikes. [Japan Today 17/06/05]
"The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century" effectively thrust PNAC's radical ideas to the fore...
The terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and concerns that another similar attack might
follow, gave Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld "a tremendous sense of urgency" in pushing his
transformation effort ... . Rumsfeld said ... the Sept. 11 attacks underscored the importance of the
transformation program he announced Sept. 10, 2001. [American
Forces Press Service]
...so were the events of 9/11 governmentally orchestrated?
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." Franklin D. Roosevelt
There were many exercises prior to 9/11 which related specifically to the events of that day:
NORAD conducted exercises with
fighter jets simulating hijacked planes flown into the World Trade Center in the two years before the attacks.
Pentagon planners also envisioned the attack on the Pentagon five months before it happened.
On June 2, 2001 PNAC signatory Paul Wolfowitz predicted a military surprise:
"Military history is full of surprises, even if few are as dramatic or memorable as Pearl Harbor.
Surprises happen so often, that is is surprising that we're still surprised by it. ... Be prepared to be
surprised. Have courage." [defenselink.mil]
From July 26, 2001 John Ashcroft stopped traveling on commercial airlines:
In response to inquiries from CBS News over why Ashcroft was traveling exclusively by leased jet aircraft
instead of commercial airlines, the Justice Department cited what it called a "threat assessment" by the FBI,
and said Ashcroft has been advised to travel only by private jet for the remainder of his term. [CBS News]
World Trade Center staff received evacuation drills prior to 9/11:
Ben Fountain, 42, a financial analyst with Fireman's Fund, was coming out of the Chambers Street Station,
headed for his office on the 47th floor of the south tower. "How could they let this happen? They knew this
building was a target. Over the past few weeks we'd been evacuated a number of times, which is unusual. I
think they had an inkling something was going on." [People]
On September 10 top Pentagon officials were compelled to cancel travel plans:
On Sept. 10, NEWSWEEK has learned, a group of top Pentagon officials suddenly canceled travel plans for
the next morning, apparently because of security concerns. [MSNBC 9/24/2001]
Also on September 10 Willie Brown, the former Mayor of San Francisco, was warned about air travel:
Brown received a warning about 10 PM on the evening of September 10 to be cautious about air travel. He
was scheduled to fly to into New York City. Brown refuses to say exactly who gave him the prescient warning,
citing only "my security people at the airport." [SFGate
President Bush's cousin had a fortunate change of venue for a September 11 business conference:
President Bush's cousin should have been in the World Trade Centre when it was attacked. Jim Pierce,
managing director of AON Corporations, had arranged a business conference on the 105th floor of the South
Tower where its New York offices were based. But his group was too large so they decided to move across the
street to the Millennium Hotel. [Annova]
An imminent attack was forecast...
"The Director of the CIA warned that there could be an attack—an imminent attack—on the United States of
this nature. So this is not entirely unexpected." [Memory Hole]
"...there are all kinds of reasons we thought [the 9/11
Commission was] set up to fail. We got started late. We had a very short time
frame, indeed we had to get it extended. We did not have enough money. They were
afraid we were gonna hang somebody, that we would point the finger."
Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton
All of the above cannot be dismissed as coincidental. PNAC
demanded a "catastrophic and catalyzing event", they got it, and a cover-up ensued. The Nazis attempted to
initiate a New World Order by burning the Reichstag, and it is apparent that an identical objective lay behind the
"There is a chance for the President of the United States to use the disaster . . . to carry out what
his father - a phrase his father used I think only once, and it hasn't been used since - and that is a New
He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.” This
was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq?
Why?” He said, “I don’t know.” ... So I came back to see him a few weeks later,
and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. ... “This is a memo that
describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting
with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off,
NSPD 51 has barely been reported by the mainstream media. ... This Combined Directive ...
grants unprecedented powers to the Presidency and the Department of Homeland Security, overriding the
foundations of Constitutional government. NSPD 51 allows the sitting president to declare a “national
emergency” without Congressional approval. The adoption of NSPD 51 would lead to the de facto closing down of
the Legislature and the militarization of justice and law enforcement ... NSPD 51 grants extraordinary Police
State powers to the White House and Homeland Security (DHS), in the event of a "Catastrophic Emergency". [GlobalResearch.ca]
"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way
to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to
all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." - President Harry S. Truman.