Collateral Damage: U.S. Covert Operations and the Terrorist Attacks onSeptember 11, 2001
On September 11, 2001 the definition of National Security changed for most U.S. citizens. For an entire postwargeneration, “National Security” meant protection from nuclear attack. On that day, Americans redefined that threat.On September 11, 2001 three hijacked airliners hit three separate buildings with such precision and skill that manyobservers believe those flights were controlled by something other than the poorly trained hijackers in the cockpits.This report contends that not only were the buildings targets, but that specific offices within each building were thedesignated targets. These offices unknowingly held information which if exposed, subsequently would expose anational security secret of unimaginable magnitude. Protecting that secret was the motivation for the September 11
attacks. This report is about that national security secret: its origins and impact. The intent of the report is to providea context for understanding the events of September 11
rather than to define exactly what happened that day.Initially, it is difficult to see a pattern to the destruction of September 11
other than the total destruction of theWorld Trade Center, a segment of the Pentagon, four commercial aircraft and the loss of 2,993 lives. However, if the perceived objective of the attack is re-defined from its commonly suggested ‘symbolic’ designation as either ‘aterrorist attack’ or a ‘new Pearl Harbor,’ and one begins by looking at it as purely a crime with specific objectives(as opposed to a political action), there is a compelling logic to the pattern of destruction. This article providesresearch into the early claims by Dick Eastman, Tom Flocco, V.K. Durham and Karl Schwarz that the September11
attacks were meant as a cover-up for financial crimes being investigated by the Office of Naval Intelligence(ONI), whose offices in the Pentagon were destroyed on September 11
After six years of research, this reportpresents corroborating evidence which supports their claims, and proposes a new rationale for the September 11
attacks. In doing so, many of the anomalies – or inconvenient facts surrounding this event - take on a meaning thatis consistent with the claims of Eastman
. The hypothesis of this report is: the attacks of September 11
wereintended to cover-up the clearing of $240 billion dollars in securities covertly created in September 1991 to fund acovert economic war against the Soviet Union, during which ‘unknown’ western investors bought up much of theSoviet industry, with a focus on oil and gas. The attacks of September 11
also served to derail multiple Federalinvestigations away from crimes associated with the 1991 covert operation. In doing so, the attacks were justifiedunder the cardinal rule of intelligence: “protect your resources”
and consistent with a
of sacrificinglives for a greater cause.The case for detailed targeting of the attacks begins with analysis of the attack on the Pentagon. After one concludesthat the targeting of the ONI office in the Pentagon was not random – and that information is presented later
– onethen must ask: is it possible that the planes that hit the World Trade Center, and the bombs reported by variouswitnesses to have been set off inside the buildings 1, 6 and 7 and the basement of the Towers, were deliberatelylocated to support the execution of a crime of mind-boggling proportions? In considering that question, a patternemerges. For the crimes alleged by Eastman, Flocco, Durham and Schwarz to be successful, the vault in thebasement of the World Trade Center, and its contents - less than a billion in gold, but hundreds of billions of dollarsof government securities - had to be destroyed. A critical mass of brokers from the major government securitybrokerages in the Twin Towers had to be eliminated to create chaos in the government securities market. Asituation needed to be created wherein $240 billion dollars of covert securities could be electronically “cleared”without anyone asking questions- which happened when the Federal Reserve declared an emergency and invoked its“emergency powers.” that very afternoon.
The ongoing Federal investigations into the crimes funded by thosesecurities needed to be ended or disrupted by destroying evidence in Buildings 6, 7 and 1.
Finally, one has tounderstand and demonstrate the inconceivable: that $240 billion in covert, and possibly illegal government fundingcould have been and were created in September of 1991. Filling in the last piece of the puzzle requiresunderstanding 50 years of history of key financial organizations in the United States, understanding how U.S.Intelligence became a key source of their off-balance sheet accounts, and why this was sanctioned by everyPresident since Truman.
With that, a pattern of motivation is defined which allows government leaders andintelligence operatives to ‘rationalize’ a decision to cause the death 3,000 citizens.