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By now nearly everyone has heard of Donald Trump’s speech in which he claims he saw thousands of Arabs in the news on 9/11 cheering as the World Trade Towers collapsed. The accusation is false, of course, but it has brought up an interesting case that, upon further reflection (that is, knowing what we know now), raises some interesting questions.
First, let’s get Trump’s ridiculousness out of the way:
Trump’s claim of seeing “cheering” Arabs on September 11th is quickly unraveling as there is no proof of his accusation. Not only has he never mentioned the cheering 9/11 Arabs before (even during an interview he gave two days after the attacks), but police refute his claims, and there is no video evidence to be found. As for the latter discrepancy, Trump blames “ancient” technology for the lack of video evidence, even though numerous other videos exist from 9/11, including clips of witnesses who heard explosions before, during, and after the first and eventual second plane hit. Never mind the fact that people have been capturing history on video for decades now.
Moving on though, Trump’s idiot mutterings have brought to attention an old case from 9/11 that has slipped under most people’s radar: In a report from 2002, ABC News interviewed a woman named Maria (last name undisclosed) who saw five men, later found to be Israelis, dancing on the roof of a white van in the parking lot of her apartment building on the morning of 9/11 as the towers burned in the distance behind them.
“They seemed to be taking a movie,” Maria stated.
Other witnesses stepped forward later, and the FBI showed up in time to get a picture of one of the men holding a lighter up as the towers burned behind him. ABC reported:
“The arresting officers said they saw a lot that aroused their suspicion about the men. One of the passengers had $4,700 in cash hidden in his sock. Another was carrying two foreign passports. A box cutter was found in the van. But perhaps the biggest surprise for the officers came when the five men identified themselves as Israeli citizens.”
All five men were named in the New York Times report, two of which, interestingly enough, were concluded by the FBI to be Israeli intelligence operatives (ABC’s report states this as well). Oded Ellner, Omer Gavriel Marmari, brothers Paul and Sivan Kurzberg, and Yaron Shmuel were all asked to take polygraph tests before being allowed to leave, but Paul Kurzberg refused on the principle that he couldn’t divulge too much about his role in the Israeli army or his connections to Israeli intelligence. After ten weeks he finally took the test, and failed.
It is believed by the FBI that the men were Israeli spies, however who or what they were spying on is apparently an enigma to the bureau. The main belief seems to be that the men were targeting fund-raising groups that supported Muslim communities, however the Israeli government denies they were spies at all.
The U.S. eventually chalked the men’s behavior up to “immature conduct,” and after negotiating with Israel, deported them. According to ABC’s report, the former detainees refused to answer any of the news network’s questions about what they were doing on 9/11, however several of them later discussed their experience on an Israeli talk show in which they denied having laughed or behaved in an inappropriate manner. Their claim:
“The fact of the matter is we are coming from a country [the U.S.] that experiences terror daily. Our purpose was to document the event.”
The FBI claims there’s no evidence that suggests the men had prior knowledge of the attacks on 9/11, and yet they themselves claim they were there to document it. America may be violent, but the majority of the “terror” committed on our soil is conducted by the government itself, and attacks like 9/11 aren’t commonplace. If we’re to take these men’s account into consideration, they either had an idea something was coming, or they were extremely lucky to catch such an event—at the right place and the right time—when they were coincidentally in the States documenting our daily terror.
For many of us who spend our days pouring over documents that expose the nastiness in the world, nothing really comes as a surprise after a while, and the theories about Israel’s (and the U.S.’s) possible involvement in the attacks on September 11th inevitably come to mind. Let’s stick to the facts we have right now though, shall we?
In 1997, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was established, and its stated goal was “to promote American global leadership,” emphasizing that “American leadership is good both for America and for the world.”
Ten of the twenty-five people who signed PNAC’s founding statement went on to serve in the Bush administration, including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz, (Funabashi, 2007). It has been suggested that PNAC played a major role in shaping the Bush administration’s foreign policy, with a particular focus on building support for the war in Iraq, (Stelzer, 2004, p. 5).
Interestingly, PNAC’s September 11, 2000 report (exactly one year before 9/11), Rebuilding America’s Defenses, states the following:
“Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event—like a new Pearl Harbor,” (p. 51).
Exactly one year later to the day, PNAC got its “Pearl Harbor” with the destruction of the World Trade Towers, and the loss of innocent civilian life. Immediately afterwards, Bush announced his “war on terrorism”:
PNAC was supposedly disbanded in 2006, however it’s back under a new name, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, or FDD. Both PNAC and now the FDD have been pushing to attack targets that just so happen to be enemies of Israel, and this fact hasn’t gone unnoticed.
So now, let’s do a recap: We have existing theories that 9/11 was a false flag attack conducted by the U.S. and Israel, however if we’re to stick to current known facts; we have PNAC (now FDD)—which evidence suggests played a major role in creating the Bush administrations war on terror—talking about a “new Pearl Harbor” exactly one year before 9/11, and later targeting Israel’s enemies. And we have America’s comic-relief, Donald Trump, inadvertently reminding us of a 9/11 case in which Israeli spies with direct affiliations with Israeli intelligence were caught celebrating the collapse of the World Trade Towers under suspicious circumstances, a fact they later denied, and after negotiating with Israel, the U.S. sent them home.
Perhaps it’s all coincidence, and these poor sods really were just behaving suspiciously at the wrong place and the wrong time—we at AnonHQ are not here to make assumptions. We’re merely saying, “Here is some interesting information to take into consideration. EV out.”
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Funabashi, Yichi (2007). The Peninsula Question: A Chronicle of the Second Korean Nuclear Crisis. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.
Stelzer, Irwin (2004). Neoconservatism. London, UK: Atlantic Books.