IN 9-11 ATTACKS WIDELY ACCEPTED
AT G6B SUMMIT IN CANADA
Draw Crowd of 1,200
U. of Ottawa Professor
Says Evidence Shows U.S. Helped Plan Attacks
Ruppert Kicked Out
of Canada -- But He Was Leaving Anyway
[Copyright 2002, From The Wilderness
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2002, 16:00 PDT (FTW) -- An
estimated crowd of 1,200 turned out on June 25 at the University
of Calgary’s MacEwan Hall to hear FTW Publisher Mike Ruppert and University
of Ottawa Professor Michel Chossudovsky
present evidence of and a rationale for U.S. government
complicity in last September’s terrorist attacks. (See photos
at www.fromthewilderness.com). Their two-and-a-half-hour
presentation, including documentary evidence, was greeted
with a standing ovation.
In a question
and answer session after the lecture, not one audience member
questioned that the Bush Administration needed the attacks
in order to mobilize public support for a war to control
Central Asian oil reserves and the cash from the Afghan
opium trade. Traditionally, Afghanistan has been the world’s
largest producer of opium.
-- standing for a global population of six billion people
whose interests need to be balanced against the corporate
interests of the industrialized world -- was a three-day
event sponsored by, among others, the government of Canada,
Amnesty International and the University of Calgary. It
brought delegates and activists together from 60 countries.
The counter summit was timed and located in Calgary, Alberta
so as to juxtapose it with
the G8 meeting in nearby Kananaskis of the world’s eight
largest industrialized nations starting on June 26.
joint presentation involving
Ruppert and Chossudovsky, an economics professor, presented
the strongest evidence to date that not only did the Bush
Administration have complete foreknowledge of the attacks
and allow them to happen, but also that the CIA had a direct
hand in financing the attacks. Chossudovsky presented documentary
evidence from ABC news, citing FBI sources, confirming a
report that Gen. Mahmud Ahmad, then-chief of the Pakistani
intelligence service (ISI), ordered for $100,000 to be wired
to lead hijacker Mohammed
Atta just weeks before
the attacks. The new corroboration from U.S. media, using
FBI sources, gave considerable weight to earlier press stories
originating in India linking the ISI to 9-11. [These new
revelations will be the subject
of an upcoming story in FTW].
arrived in Washington on Sept. 4 and met with, among others,
his good friend [CIA Director] George Tenet, [Deputy Secretary
of State] Richard Armitage, [Sen.] Joe Biden, [D-Del.,]
and the heads of the two intelligence committees," Chossudovsky
the issue of foreknowledge is a red herring.
Osama bin Laden is and remains to this day a CIA asset.
Even now his Al Qaeda operatives are working with the Kosovo
Liberation Army who are U.S. allies and with U.S.-backed
forces in Macedonia. Members of Al Qaeda have been protected
as they moved into Kashmir where they are now fomenting
conflict between India and Pakistan.
is becoming clearer every day that the U.S. government helped
to plan and fund the Sept. 11 attacks," said Chossudovsky.
Chossudovsky has uncovered what may be complicity on the
part of the major media
in hiding the smoking gun. Using transcripts from the Federal
Records Service (FRS), Chossudovsky obtained the transcript
of a question posed to National Security Adviser Condoleeza
Rica at a May 16 press conference, in which she was asked
if she had met with the "ISI chief" while he was in Washington.
The CNN transcript of the event indicated that the words
"ISI chief" were "inaudible" when, in fact, they were quite
audible to the FRS. Rice’s response was a troubled, "I have
not seen that report, and he was certainly not meeting with
painted a broad picture of globalization pushing events
toward a possible nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan
by noting that one U.S. company with strong intelligence
and military connections, MPRI of Vienna, Va., was acting
as adviser to both governments. He also noted the strong
links between CIA Director George Tenet and Deputy Secretary
of State Armitage to the leaders of both countries. Chossudovsky
also pointed out that President George W. Bush receives
daily "personal" intelligence briefings from the CIA director
-- a custom that has never previously been followed by any
sitting president. Previously most CIA briefings have been
delivered in written format.
using new evidence of U.S. government foreknowledge disclosed
by major media sources
and through recent press conferences, established that by
using only open source material, the U.S. government had
warnings that multiple airliners, most likely from United
and American airlines would be hijacked
during the week of Sept. 9 and crashed into the twin towers.
Using revelations of intelligence intercepts and a Pentagon
drill responding to an attack from a hijacked
airliner staged prior to Sept. 11, Ruppert established that
the Bush Administration’s position, which held it had no
hint that aircraft would be used as weapons, was false.
Pointing to last year’s G8 summit in Genoa, Italy, Ruppert
noted that extensive precautions had been taken there (including
anti-aircraft guns) to prevent just
such an attack. A Los Angeles Times story disclosed that
President Bush was the target of the suspected attacks in
ought to be having some interesting conversations with the
leaders of Italy, Germany, France and Russia since it was
their intelligence services who forwarded detailed advance
warnings to the CIA throughout the summer of 2001," said
Ruppert. "And they referred specifically to suicide attacks
also debunked the notions that the 9-11 attacks were caused
by a lack of cooperation between agencies, and that great
numbers of people would have had to be involved in the U.S.
end of the operation. Citing a BBC TV report by Gregg Palast
which showed an FBI report stating that the Bush Administration
had ordered the FBI to curtail investigations into bin Laden
relatives, Ruppert demonstrated that orders were coming
from levels above FBI and CIA leadership. Additionally,
referring to the recent memorandum from FBI Special Agent
Colleen Rowley and a press conference given by FBI Special
Agent Robert Wright, Ruppert popped the government’s position
that somehow the so-called intelligence "failures" of 9-11
were the result of negligence.
look at the text of Rowley’s message and listen to what
Wright said at his press conference, you hear and see words
like, ‘obstruct,’ ‘deliberately thwart,’ ‘intimidate,’ ‘block,’
‘harass,’ ‘dishonest,’ ‘rewrite,’ ‘omit,’ ‘undermine,’ ‘suppress,’
‘punish,’ ‘retaliate’ and ‘prevent.’ These are not words
describing negligence. These are words describing deliberate
and willful actions.
you note from both the Rowley memo and apparently from the
Wright press conference, it was only one supervisory special
agent at FBI headquarters who did all of the deliberate
work to stop investigations that could have prevented the
attacks. And what did Rowley tell us? Right after Sept.
11 the agent who had blocked the investigations was promoted!"
question remains unanswered: Was the agent in Rowley’s case
also involved in blocking Wright’s Chicago-based investigations
into money-laundering for terrorist groups, including Al
Qaeda? In any event, the Rowley memorandum proves that just
a few officials in key positions could have carried out
the 9-11 conspiracy successfully.
LEAVING ANYWAY BUT KICKED OUT JUST THE SAME -- A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH
AIR FORCE ONE
Canada Ruppert was questioned first by Canadian Customs
officials and then by immigration officers. Upon learning
that Ruppert was a journalist
and publisher of FTW
the immigration officer typed Ruppert’s name into
a computer and asked specifically if he was going near the
G8 conference. Ruppert stated that he was only planning
on attending the G6B conference and had plans to return
to Los Angeles on June 25. Nonetheless, the immigration
officer stamped Ruppert’s passport with a visa dated to
expire on June 26, requiring that he not be in the country
when the conference began. This highly unusual practice
was offensive to many Canadians who pointed out that there
are no visa requirements between the two countries.
lecture, as he was hurrying to the airport, Ruppert was
questioned by the local press who photographed his passport
as evidence of the Canadian government’s desire to censor
coverage and public access to the conference.
departure coincided with the arrival of President Bush and
two identical 747 aircraft painted with Air Force One markings.
He was able to photograph the arrival of the president and
a heavy deployment of support and security aircraft. Ruppert’s
flight home was delayed by more than an hour. He returned
safely to Los Angeles while his suitcase was forced to spend
the night in San Francisco. The Calgary lecture was Ruppert’s
eighth stop in a month in his "Truth and Lies of 9-11" lecture
series. He plans to spend the next six weeks working on
Photographs of the lecture, Ruppert's passport
and the arrival of George W. Bush are below:
on images to enlarge
Secret Service Dash To Escort Chopper
Chossudovsky Answers Questions From French Canadian
Chossudovsky (l) and Ruppert (r) Discuss Pipelines
A Full House
"Just The Facts"
"A Visa Expiration Date? In Canada? OK, I was
Michael Chossudovsky's website is at