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There are prominent people outside of the US that are saying publicly that 9/11 looks like the work of intelligence agencies.

Andreas von Bülow

    was former State Secretary at the Ministry Of Defence from 1976-1980 and Minister for Research And Technology from 1980-1982. He was also member of the Bundestag (the German parliament) from 1969-1994 and member of the Bundestag's control commission for the German secret services for some of that time. In an interview by Stephan Albert and Norbert Thomma, which appeared in the German newspaper [WWW]Tagesspiegel ([WWW]partial translation), on Jan. 13, 2002, he stated the obvious in public:

      Von Bülow: ...like assailants who, in their preparations, leave tracks behind them like a herd of stampeding elephants? They made payments with credit cards with their own names; they reported to their flight instructors with their own names. They left behind rented cars with flight manuals in Arabic for jumbo jets. They took with them, on their suicide trip, wills and farewell letters, which fall into the hands of the FBI, because they were stored in the wrong place and wrongly addressed. Clues were left behind like in a child's game of hide-and-seek, which were to be followed! There is also the theory of one British flight engineer: According to this, the steering of the planes was perhaps taken out of the pilots' hands, from outside. The Americans had developed a method in the 1970s, whereby they could rescue hijacked planes by intervening into the computer piloting [automatic pilot system]. This theory says, this technique was abused in this case. That's a theory...

      (The events of Sept. 11) fit perfectly in the concept of the armaments industry, the intelligence agencies, the whole military-industrial-academic complex. This is in fact conspicuous. The huge raw materials reserves of the former Soviet Union are now at their disposal, also the pipeline routes and--I can state: the planning of the attacks was technically and organizationally a master achievement. To hijack four huge airplanes within a few minutes and within one hour, to drive them into their targets, with complicated flight maneuvers! This is unthinkable without years-long support from secret apparatuses of the state and industry.

    Note the last line "without years-long support from secret apparatuses of the state and industry", coming from someone who knows about this kind of operation. It's not just some renegade section of the American intelligence agencies that planned and executed 9/11: it's a massive operation by what we have been referring to as the military-industrial complex, including, but not limited to, the intelligence agencies.

Von Bulow's statement that the attack required years-long support from secret apparatuses of the state and industry does not support 911Review.org's conclusion that it's a massive operation spanning all of the military-industrial complex and the intelligence agencies. Black operations could not survive for any time, let alone years, if they involved so many people. 911Review.org discredits the idea that the attack was an inside job by asserting that it must have been a huge and wide-ranging operation, implying thousands or even millions of people are insiders.

Eckehardt Werthebach

    former president of Germany's domestic intelligence service, Verfassungsschutz, [WWW]told American Free Press that "the deathly precision" and "the magnitude of planning" behind the at tacks would have needed "years of planning." Such a sophisticated operation, Werthebach said, would require the "fixed frame" of a state intelligence organization, something not found in a "loose group" of terrorists like the one allegedly led by Mohammed Atta while he studied in Hamburg. Many people would have been involved in the planning of such an operation and Werthebach pointed to the absence of leaks as further indication that the attacks were "state organized actions."

Horst Ehmke

    coordinated the German secret services directly under German Prime Minister Willi Brandt in the 70s, [WWW]said:

      "Terrorists could not have carried out such an operation with four hijacked planes without the support of a secret service," Ehmke said, although he did not want to point to any particular agency.

Mohamed Heikal

    is the Arab world's most respected political commentator and the former foreign minister of Egypt, can see no logic in the attack on Afghanistan: For a start, he [WWW]says, there is nothing there worth attacking.

      "I have seen Afghanistan, and there is not one target deserving the $1m that a cruise missile costs, not even the royal palace. If I took it at face value, I would think this is madness, so I assume they have a plan and this is only the first stage."

    He also questions whether Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida network were solely responsible for the September 11 attacks, arguing that the limited evidence so far presented is [WWW]far from convincing.

      "Bin Laden does not have the capabilities for an operation of this magnitude. When I hear Bush talking about al-Qaida as if it was Nazi Germany or the communist party of the Soviet Union, I laugh because I know what is there. Bin Laden has been under surviellance for years: every telephone call was monitored and al-Qaida has been penetrated by American intelligence, Pakistani intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Egyptian intelligence. They could not have kept secret an operation that required such a degree of organisation and sophistication."

General Hameed Gul

    was director general of the Pakistani Intelligence Services ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) and a close ally of America, working hand in hand with the American CIA. Robert Fisk [WWW]reports on an interview published in the German daily DIE WELT:

    The retired Pakistani general who is closest to the Taliban and Osama bin Laden contends the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington were the work of renegade U.S. Air Force elements working with the Israelis. Gen. Hameed Gul led Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence during the war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Gul serves as an adviser to Pakistan's extremist religious political parties, which oppose their government's decision to support the United States in any action against Afghanistan's Taliban regime. Gul contends bin Laden had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, saying instead that they were the work of the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service...

    The transcript of the exclusive interview Gul gave to Arnaud de Borchgrave, United Press International editor at large, he points out:

      Gul: The attacks against the twin towers started at 8:45 a.m. and four flights are diverted from their assigned air space and no air traffic controller sounds the alarm. And no Air Force jets scramble until 10 a.m. That also smacks of a small scale Air Force rebellion, a coup against the Pentagon perhaps? Radars are jammed, transponders fail. No IFF -- friend or foe identification -- challenge. In Pakistan, if there is no response to IFF, jets are instantly scrambled and the aircraft is shot down with no further questions asked. This was clearly an inside job. Bush was afraid and rushed to the shelter of a nuclear bunker. He clearly feared a nuclear situation. Who could that have been? Will that also be hushed up in the investigation, like the Warren report after the Kennedy assassination?

      De Borchgrave: So who did Black Sept. 11?

      Gul: Mossad and its accomplices. The U.S. spends $40 billion a year on its 11 intelligence agencies. That's $400 billion in 10 years. Yet the Bush Administration says it was taken by surprise. I don't believe it. Within 10 minutes of the second twin tower being hit in the World Trade Center CNN said Osama bin Laden had done it. That was a planned piece of disinformation by the real perpetrators. It created an instant mindset and put public opinion into a trance, which prevented even intelligent people from thinking for themselves...

      De Borchgrave: So what makes you think Osama wasn't behind Sept. 11?

      Gul: From a cave inside a mountain or a peasant's hovel? Let's be serious. Osama inspires countless millions by standing up for Islam against American and Israeli imperialism. He doesn't have the means for such a sophisticated operation.

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