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September 13, 2002

The Events of September 11 and the Arab Media: The New Antisemitic 


In March 2002, MEMRI released a study of the Arab media's response 
to the events of September 11, titled, "A New Antisemitic Myth in 
the Middle East Media: The September 11 Attacks Were Perpetrated by 
the Jews." The study, with a foreword by Congressman Tom Lantos, is 
available online at http://www.memri.org/sr.html and as a PDF file 
at: http:// www.memri.org/book/AntisemiticMythBook.pdf . 

Since the release of MEMRI's study - and regardless of the 
information accumulated about the identities of the perpetrators - 
officials, journalists, and religious leaders throughout the Arab 
and Muslim world have continued to claim that the perpetrators of 
the attacks were not Arabs or Muslims. The claim that American and 
or Jewish/Israeli elements carried out the attacks has become an 
accepted, albeit false, and common myth in the Arab world, to the 
point that U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State 
Colin Powell have been accused of masterminding the attacks. 

This updated report, which is based on research compiled over the 
past five months, reveals another trend that has emerged in the 
Arab media whereby Arab writers have begun to base their fictitious 
allegations on the widely discredited "research" of Western sources 
such as former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and Holocaust denier 
Roger Garaudy. The apparent intent of the Arab writers is to add 
credibility to their false allegations by relying on Western 
sources whose claims they erroneously believe will be readily 
accepted by a Western audience.

Senior Arab Sources

A. Israel/ Mossad/ the Jews are Involved in the Attacks

The Iraqi daily newspaper Babil - owned and edited by Saddam 
Hussein's son, Uday - raised the assumption that "it is possible 
that the Zionist entity will seek an opportunity to carry out a 
terror attack inside the U.S. in order to push it to begin a war 
against Baghdad? the Zionist entity has elements which allow it to 
penetrate there [into the U.S.]." According to the newspaper, media 
sources accept fabricated stories which are intended to cover up 
Israeli involvement, "similar to what occurred during the first 
hours following the events of September 11th [2001] [1]?" A similar 
idea was also raised in an article in the Saudi daily Al-Watan and 
in the Palestinian daily Al-Quds. [2]

In an interview with the Egyptian Islamist website 
www.lailatalqadr.com, Egyptian Mufti Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayyeb mentioned, 
a television report which, according to him, documented a group of 
Israelis who were deported from the U.S. because they videotaped 
the attack, "meaning they knew that it was about to happen. I am 
not saying that the Jews, the Muslims, or others carried out the 
attack; these are things that we don't know? [in the past] the U.S. 
has used these events as an excuse to destroy the Muslim world and 
to blame Islam for being the religion of terror and radicalism." 

Deputy Chairman of the Egyptian People's Council Dr. Abdallah Omar 
Nassif also speculated that the attacks were planned by Jews: "It 
is possible that September 11th was planned by the Jews, who needed 
an excuse to do whatever they wish so no one could compete with, 
check, or stop them." [4]

Meanwhile, the Saudi Ambassador in Kuwait claims that Jews were 
trying to distort the positive image of the Muslim religion and to 
push away suspicions regarding their own involvement in the events 
of September 11. [5]

B. The U.S. Was Involved in the Attacks
The senior Palestinian diplomat in Dubai, Salim Abu Sultan, said in 
an exclusive interview with the Gulf News daily: "America is always 
planning ahead [what it wants], as it planned the recent attacks on 
September 11th, and blamed bin Laden and the Muslims. But not a 
single Muslim was involved in this? if they [the Americans] will go 
on with such behavior, they will suffer terribly in the future." 

In his article in the United Arab Emirates daily Al-Bayan [7], 
columnist Tal'at Shahin asserted that President Bush and Israel 
profit from the events of September 11. Shahin notes three 
potential American suspects who he claims would have profited:

First, the military clique surrounding President George Bush Jr., 
which as a result of the attacks would gain an increase in the 
military budget from Congress. Second, the owners of the large 
economic corporations who would profit from military contracts 
likely to be signed with the U.S. government. Third, the oil and 
energy corporations, which are likely to transport oil of the 
Caspian Sea through Afghanistan into the Indian Ocean, and as a 
result of such projects, the columnist claims, Bush's own family 
will be the main profiteer, along with Israel or the entire Zionist 
project, which could then destroy the Palestinian Authority.

An article appearing in Egyptian government newspaper Al Ahram Al-
masai that was authored by Morsi Attallah, stated: "Evidence 
indicates that the executors of the attacks on New York's World 
Trade Centre on September 11 obtained logistical support from 
ground back- up teams who operated remote detonators and sounded 
the alarm in the twin-towers so as to reduce human losses to a 
minimum. Moreover, three buildings were blasted by using dynamite 
in full view of the CIA without it lifting a finger. The fact is 
known that the CIA occupied offices on the seventh and ninth floors 
of the twin-towers. Given that the alarm was sounded, with the 
purpose of reducing human losses, it would be obvious that the 
target of the attack was the offices of the CIA on the seventh and 
ninth floors. There might also have been other targets but not 
among them the random killing of thousands of innocent people. The 
question now is: can an operation of such magnitude have been 
planned and managed so accurately from a cave in Afghanistan? And 
can it have been actually mounted by an Islamist group?" [8]

'Reliable' Western Sources

A. Former German Minister Andreas Von Bülow
The views of former German state minister Andreas von Bülow, who 
authored a book on German and American intelligence and security 
agencies, were reported by the Saudi daily Al- Watan. [9] Von-Bülow 
expanded on his opinions in a January 13, 2002 interview with the 
German daily der Tagesspiegel. In the interview, von Bülow raised 
several questions: why the identities of the perpetrators were 
revealed immediately, as if prepared in advance; why seven of the 
men whose names were announced as perpetrators were later found to 
be alive; why an anonymous British flight engineer maintained that 
the airplanes were crashed into the WTC by remote control [a claim 
that von Bülow said should be examined]; why prior to the attack, 
insurance deals totaling some $15 billion were carried out, from 
which someone had to have profited [von Bülow indicated that this 
point too needed to be clarified]. 

In general, von Bülow, like others before him, claimed that the 
attack was in line with the ideological-political framework of the 
East-West conflict cultivated by the likes of former U.S. national 
security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and Professor Samuel 
Huntington, so that the U.S. would be able to seize military bases 
in the area [of Afghanistan] and control its natural gas and oil 
reserves as well as the drug trade. Von Bülow added that from his 
experience in service of the country he had learned, among other 
things, that such an attack could not have been carried out without 
the help of security apparatuses and a country's backing. 

B. Western Media Report on Alleged Israeli Spy Ring
Many reports and articles in the Arab media relied on one report of 
an alleged "arrest" of an Israeli spy ring in the U.S. [10]

The Saudi daily Al-Watan claimed that Fox News' anchor reported 
that 60 of the arrested Israelis who are suspected of belonging to 
the espionage ring were investigated with regards to the September 
11 attacks, and that American investigators suspect that some of 
these Israelis had prior knowledge of the planning of the attacks 
and did not report it to the American authorities. [11]

According to many articles in the Arab media, "Israeli espionage in 
the U.S." has become central evidence pointing to Israel's 
involvement in the September 11 attacks. For example, Hassan 
Suweilim, a retired Egyptian general known for his antisemitic 
writings, wrote in the Emirates' daily Al-Bayan: "The American 
investigative apparatuses announced that the spy ring [which was 
arrested] - meaning the Israeli intelligence apparatus - has 
concrete information that a large attack against vital American 
strategic targets between [the dates of] September 9-11 was 
imminent. Furthermore, eighteen hours prior to the occurrence of 
the attacks [they had information] that New York's Twin Towers 
would be that attack's main target. However, in accordance with the 
orders of the intelligence commanders in Israel, they kept silent 
and did not tell their American colleagues. The only thing they did 
was to warn the Jewish community about what was going to happen - 
which explains the absence of 1,478 Jews from work at the World 
Trade Center on the day of the attack? the [female] reporter [sic] 
Carl Cameron from the television network Fox News noted that: 'a 
number of Israelis knew that the date of the attack was September 
11 [but] didn't warn the American authorities' and that 'a group of 
Israelis who are espionage experts in the Western world were [also] 
uncovered in North Carolina?'" [12]

Muhammad Bakri, a columnist for the Egyptian opposition paper Al-
Usbu', claimed that the U.S.'s deportation of more than 120 
Israelis charged with espionage indicates "the direct involvement 
of these Israelis in the September 11 events." The goal of the 
[espionage] ring was, he said, to direct the American reaction to 
Iraq, Libya, and the Sudan. Later, it could utilize this 
opportunity to strike at the Arab countries and to expel the rest 
of the Palestinians. Bakri added, "The Israeli ring intended to 
carry out its plan by means of 68 people working in American 
airports, from whom it would obtain sensitive information about the 
secret codes of the Pentagon computer, and by means of 22 American 
Jews who believe that suicide was the basic way to be rid of the 
torment of this world." [13]

The PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported what the Washington-based 
Arab strategic expert Mundhir Suleiman said at a press conference 
held at the Arab League's think tank the Zayid Center for 
Coordination and Follow-Up in Abu Dhabi. Suleiman based his talk on 
the "facts" about the Israeli espionage ring in the U.S. and its 
connection to September 11, referring to alleged American 
intelligence reports of espionage activity by Israeli art students 
in the U.S., including, over 130 separate incidents. Suleiman 
claimed that spies who had been arrested drew up detailed maps of 
federal buildings and had in their possession pictures of top 
federal officials. He added that there could be a connection 
between Israeli intelligence and the events of September 11 because 
a third of the Israeli students who belonged to the spy ring lived 
in the same neighborhood as Muhammad Atta and three of his 
assistants. [14]

Fringe Western Media Sources

A. Thierry Meyssan
The Arab papers reported broadly on the theory of French journalist 
Thierry Meyssan. Meyssan is the author of L'effroyable Imposture 
["The Frightening Deceit"], a book about the September 11 attacks. 
Meyssan claims that the attacks were a ruse planned by the American 
government. Meyssan's theory was based primarily on photos of the 
damaged Pentagon, where, he said, no fragments of the crashed plane 
were found. 

Like Mundhir Suleiman, Meyssan also spoke at the Zayid Center for 
Coordination and Follow- Up in Abu Dhabi. His talk, titled "Who 
masterminded the attacks of September 11th?," was summarized by the 
Center, which referred to him as "the famous French author and 
writer," and was reported on by the Egyptian weekly October, the 
Saudi Gazette, and the UAE daily Khaleej Times. In its summary, the 
Zayid Center wrote, "The American military - to further its 
interest and hegemony over the world - was responsible for the 

Meyssan claimed that the perpetrators of the September 11 operation 
were American military men, and that the attacks were carried out 
to support the "myth of Islamic terrorists." He said that a similar 
operation had already been carried out in 1961, when the U.S. Joint 
Chiefs of Staff planned attacks within the U.S. against Americans - 
except that President Kennedy's immediate intervention had thwarted 
its implementation. 

As evidence that the perpetrators were from the American military, 
Meyssan cited their ability to call the Pentagon en route using 
codes known only to Pentagon staff. 

Meyssan claimed that the U.S. was ruled by a shadow government that 
was handling U.S. affairs and could easily replace the official 

"It was not logical," Meyssan claimed, "that a plane could enter 
Pentagon airspace without being shot down. Moreover, a photo taken 
a few minutes after the event showed no evidence of fire, and there 
was also no hole in the building where the plane had allegedly 
penetrated it." Meyssan depicted Osama bin Laden as a CIA agent who 
had been treated in an American hospital in Dubai two months before 
September 11. There, he said, bin Laden had been visited by a top 
CIA official. [15]

Other newspapers also addressed Meyssan's theory. Among them were 
the Palestinian weekly Al-Bayadir Al-Siyasi[16] and the Egyptian 
weekly Akhir Sa'a.[17] Other papers actually interviewed Meyssan, 
among them Al-Ahram Al-Arabi[18] and Al-Watan of Saudi Arabia. [19]

B. Jeffrey Steinberg

Jeffrey Steinberg, an editor of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.'s Executive 
Review,[20] who has appeared on Al-Jazeera and whose articles are 
regularly translated into Arabic by the Saudi daily Al-Watan 
claimed to be the one who uncovered the "Israeli spy ring" that was 
later used by the Arab media. [21]

C. Gordon Thomas

Gordon Thomas, a newspaper correspondent and the author of dozens 
of books, several of
them on intelligence, wrote an article that was translated in the 
Saudi daily Al-Watan. In the article, Thomas said, "The Israeli 
intelligence service chose to pass on its own intelligence to 
Washington through its contacts in French and Egyptian intelligence 
agencies because it did not believe its previous warnings of an 
impending attack by the bin Laden network had been taken seriously 
enough in Washington." [22]

D. Michael Collins Piper

An article by revisionist historian Michael Collins Piper, who 
authored a book on president
Kennedy's assassination that claimed the Mossad played a key role 
in the assassination, was translated in the Saudi English-language 
daily Arab News. The article attempts to prove that Jews use 
suicide in terror operations in order to support the conjecture 
that they were involved in the September 11 suicide attacks. [23]

E. "Private Investigators" Joe Wallis and Korins Mey

According to the Israeli-Arab weekly Al-Senara,[24] American 
private investigators Joe Wallis
[sic] and Korins Mey [sic] [25] claimed that "accusing Arab 
terrorists" of perpetrating the September 11 events was a part of a 
conspiracy. To substantiate their claim, the investigators said 
that the attacks were carried out by remote control [using American 
technology developed many years ago in order to prevent airliner 
hijackings]. The paper added that the two said that no emergency 
signals were sounded, the planes' black boxes were empty, and there 
had been no Arab names on the planes' passenger lists. The 
investigators were also reported by the paper to have said that the 
towers' collapse could only have been caused by explosive devices 
inside the buildings. 

F. Holocaust Denier Roger Garaudy

The Saudi daily Al-Watan published an article by the Holocaust 
denier Roger Garaudy, in
which he claimed that the September 11 attacks were an American 
conspiracy involving the cooperation of extremist Islamic groups 
formed in the days of the struggle against the Soviets. According 
to Garaudy, the planes could have been directed by technological 
means, with no real need for humans; the names that allegedly were 
those of the perpetrators were names of Islamic extremists known to 
the Americans who could easily be connected with the attacks. 

Like others, Garaudy also claimed that the attacks corresponded 
with the American strategy to take control of Central Asian oil 
reserves - a strategy led by the largely Jewish Pentagon hawks. 
Further proof, he said, was the absence of 4,000 Jews from their 
place of work at the World Trade Center on that day, as well as the 
Jews' profits from stock market deals made using their prior 
information on the attacks. [26]

G. Former Ku Klux Klan Leader David Duke

The PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida published an article by white 
supremacist David Duke, who
served as national director of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In 
his article, Duke claimed that "Israeli leaders have launched 
terrorist attacks on America disguised as Arab attacks, because 
they knew that any Arab terrorist attack on America advances their 
own aims? the bigger the attack against America, the better it is 
for Israel."

According to Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Duke said, "There are two solid 
pieces of evidence indicating the Mossad's prior knowledge of the 
September 11 attacks." He goes on to enumerate: "Having only one 
Israeli casualty among the 4,500 dead at the WTC is simply a 
statistical impossibility," and "The Israeli daily, Ha'aretz, also 
confirmed the prior warnings to Israel? an Israeli communication 
company, Odigo, with offices in both the World Trade Center and in 
Israel, received a number of warnings just two hours before the 
attack" [27]

[1] Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), September 4, 2002. 

[2] An article by Jeff Steinberg appeared in the Saudi government 
controlled daily Al-Watan which read: "there is an increasing 
concern among intelligence experts in the U.S., in Europe and the 
Western world, and even among the moderates within Israel, that 
Sharon and his gang in the Israeli Mossad, Israeli military and the 
Israeli Mafia will carry out a terror attack against American 
targets in order that Iraq will be blamed for it? and then 
President Bush will have to launch a senseless war against Iraq." 
Al-Watan (Saudi- Arabia), September 6th, 2002. This article was 
also published in the Palestinian daily Al-Quds on September 9, 

[3] http://www.lailatalqadr.com/stories/p5150701.shtml July 15th, 

[4] Saudi Gazette, May 24, 2002. 

[5] Asrar Al-Quds, Issue #34, April 2002. "An exceptional proof" to 
the involvement in the attacks appeared in Letters to the Editor in 
the London daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi, by Taha Muhammad Shawat. He 
claimed that "[there is] a possibility that the Jews knew in 
advance [about the attacks] through the use of Kabala and magic?" 
along with intelligence penetration capabilities and since the 
Afghans are Jews in origin. Al-Quds Al- Arabi, (London), May 25, 

[6] http://www.gulf-news.com/articles/news.asp?ArticlesID=57273

[7] Al-Bayan, (UAE), April 26, 2002. 

[8] Al Ahram Al-masai (Egypt), August 5, 2002. 

[9] Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), January 25, 2002. The paper also 
claimed that von Bülow was profoundly impressed by the "theory and 
the professional analysis of Dr. Muhammad Khalaf, a retired 
Egyptian general who was a member of the Nasser Military Academy 
and of the State College for Defense Studies in London, who gave a 
lecture at the Asian Studies Department of Cairo University on 
December 5, 2001. In the lecture, Khalaf provided detailed military 
data "proving" that this kind of operation demanded high military 
proficiency and secret infiltration of the American oversight and 
control apparatuses ? something beyond the capability of bin Laden 
and Al-Qa'ida. 

[10] The report was compiled by Karl Camron of Fox News. 

[11] Al-Watan (Saudi) December 15, 2002. 

[12] Al-Bayan, (UAE), July 12, 2002. In the past Suweilim wrote an 
article in the Egyptian weekly October on the personality of the 
Jews. Suweilim depicted the Jews as people who spread corruption, 
wars and evil, break agreements, have chronic paranoia and invent 
lies in order to achieve their goals. See MEMRI Special Dispatch 
No. 166. 

[13] Al-Usbu' (Egypt), March 11, 2002. Bakri added that the leader 
of the New York spy ring was a former top official in Israeli 
military intelligence, and had an office in the World Trade Center, 
employing some 160 Israelis, most of whom were members of the ring, 
in addition to 45 American and European Jews. Bakri said that the 
leader had decided, suddenly and with no advance warning, to sell 
the WTC in July 2001 ? that is, two months before the September 
events ? and that he had asked the Israeli Jews working there to 
take the day off and not to come to work. 

[14] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (May 28, 2002). A comprehensive compilation 
of the "Israeli spy affair" can be found in the Iranian Foreign 
Ministry mouthpiece, the conservative Iran Times daily. The paper 
printed a list of suspicions (some of which had been mentioned in 
the past) such as: the arrest of two Israelis with a truck and 
traces of explosives; the arrest of two Mossad agents with rifles 
and explosives in the Mexican Congress [sic] building; Mossad 
agents employed by the Urban Moving Systems company, whose owners 
fled; dozens of people posing as art students who set up kiosks 
with spy equipment across New York City; Israeli communications 
companies, particularly Odigo, that warned Israelis two hours prior 
to the attack; the rapid release of the Israelis who were arrested 
and the silencing of Carl Cameron's [sic] Fox News report of the 
matter; the media silence on the links between Osama bin Laden and 
the CIA; the entire attack corresponding with previous American 
plots to seize Afghanistan in order to control the Afghan oil 
pipeline stretching from the Caspian Sea to India, by the Unocal 
company, which employs Afghan president Hamid Karzai and U.S. 
Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad; the fact the that 19 
names given as the names of the perpetrators of the September 11 
attacks did not appear on the passenger list ? one is the name of a 
man who was dead at the time, and the other was found to be living 
in Tunisia. Tehran Times (Iran), July 8, 2002. 

[15] October (Egypt), April 28, 2002. 

[16] Al-Bayadir Al-Siyassi (Palestinian Authority), March 23, 2002, 
August 24, 2002. 

[17] Aaher Saa (Egypt), May 29, 2002. 

[18] Al-Ahram Al-Arabi (Egypt), June 1, 2002. 

[19] Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), March 17, 2002. 

[20] http://www.larouchepub.com/

[21] Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), December 21, 2001. The article in 
which Steinberg claimed he uncovered the Israeli spy affair in the 
U.S. was published in Al-Watan on December 14, 2001. On March 22, 
Steinberg claimed in Al-Watan that the Jewish daily The Forward 
reported that five students were arrested in the U.S. near Muhammad 
Atta's apartment. 

[22] Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), June 21, 2002. The original article 
in English can be found at www.gordonthomas.ie/120.html. 

[23] For example, a 1986 quote by the "New York-based leader of the 
terrorist Jewish Defense League, Victor Vancier," [sic]: "If you 
think the Shias in Lebanon are capable of fantastic acts of 
suicidal terrorism, the Jewish underground will strike targets that 
will make Americans gasp: 'How could Jews do such things?'" Also, 
the claim that suicide is an integral part of Jewish history, as in 
the story of Masada, and other examples from Victor Ostrovsky's 
book on the Mossad, The Other Side of Deception. Arab News (Saudi 
Arabia), December 30, 2001. 

[24] Al-Senara (Israel) March 22, 2002. 

[25] An extensive Web search turned up no such names. 

[26] Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), March 7, 2002. 

[27] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (Palestinian Authority), January 14, 2002. 
The article also appears on David Duke's Web site: 

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Subject: Fwd: David Irving stories, the need of watertight facts 
and IR (answer  to Nafeer M. Ahmed)
Date: 9/16/02 2:44:15 AM

Dear Nafeez,

first of all let me provide you with a quick explanation of why I 
did not
send you my e-mails before - I thought the Media Monitor mail 
automatically redirects it to you. Please understand that neiher 
09/11 nor -
for that matter - conspiracy theories - are on my professional 
agenda, and
such errors (looking up the e-mail address from a quick google 
search, that
is my peculiar work style) do happen. 

I do by and large stand by what I said in my review, but let me 
offer to you
my best wishes in the first place to your family, now that your 
baby girl
was born.

What IR research is concerned, I wished everything in your book 
would be as
'watertight' as the beginnings of Chapter 5. 

Understand, Nafeez, that in the end - especially in the Backword, 
written by you, but by Mr. Leonard - although on the cover you are 
as the author - there are instances of mixing together sources 
which never
should be mixed. The Washington Times is not at the same level to 
be quoted
as, say, the NY Times or the LA Times. Let us look at the smoking 
chapter, pages 361 ff.

I really was curious to see the smoking gun, but it turned out to 
be a story
disseminated by the mots notorious negator of the Holocaust today, 
british Neo-Nazi David Irving.

El Pais in Madrid, the major world wide Spanish language daily 
available on the Internet at: 


does not tell us anything about this Mr. Ben Zvi, mentioned in the 
gun chapter of the book as the crown incident, "proving" the 

I was, I said, curious to have a look at the smoking gun. I tried 
out the
quoted source at:


No nothing:

No se encuentra la página 
Puede que se haya quitado la página que está buscando, que haya 
cambiado su
nombre o que no esté disponible temporalmente. 

Informations about this Ben Zvi, your crown evidence + Mexico, my 
friend are listed under google under the following headings:

I searched the web for ben zvi mexico.   Results 1 - 10 of about 
Search took 0.30 seconds. 

Mexico - Angebote zum Thema Mexico
www.ebay.de      Lastminute in den Urlaub - Tickets & Zubehör - 
KLICKEN! Sponsored Link 

... Ben-Zvi, I., Yang, KM, Yu, LH The "Fresh-Bunch" Technique in 
FELS. 1991
Free Electron Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 8/26-30/91, BNL 
46688 ... 
nslsweb.nsls.bnl.gov/AccTest/ATFPUBS/PUBS1991.html - 5k - Cached 

... Ben-Zvi, I., Jain, A., Wang, H., Lombardi, A. Electrical 
of a Short
RFQ Resonator. 1990 LINAC Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 
September 10
nslsweb.nsls.bnl.gov/AccTest/ATFPUBS/PUBS1990.html - 4k - Cached
[ More results from nslsweb.nsls.bnl.gov ] 

David Irving's Action Report On-line
... Security then turned the terrorists Salvador Guersson Smecke, 
age 34,
and Saur Ben
Zvi ... Macedo de la Concha and a top Ariel Sharon envoy who flew 
to Mexico
www.fpp.co.uk/BoD/Mossad/Mexico/151001.html - 14k - Cached - 
Similar pages 

Document Title
... One of them Saur Ben Zvi is a confirmed citizen of Israel and 
the other,
Salvador Guersson, recently immigrated to Mexico from Israel. ... 
aztlan.net/mexmossad.htm - 4k - Cached - Similar pages 


Well, I will tell you this: I do not trust "informations" spread by 
the most
notorious negator of the holocaust that there is in the world, 
David Irving,
but I do trust a lot informations published in EL PAIS and other 
real media
that deserve their name. So come up with stories from such media, 
and I will
believe you more.

I would suggest to you - in all seriousness - to work for a 
second edition. A lot of what you say in Chapters 1 - 5 is very 
indeed, but get rid of things which are not watertight. Get a 
of REUTERS Business Briefing or DIALOG SELECT Com with all the 
newsmedia at one click, archives of the NY Times etc. dating back 
as far as
the 1980s, and come up with a second edition that is watertighter 
as the
first edition - from page 1 to page number last, lest I really 
would have to
accuse you - as you say yourself:

I ended up neglecting my professional duties (and to be honest
am still doing so now!)

I do share with you the thought that the victimization of Islam in 
western world should stop, and that serious investigations should 

But to be in the same boat as David Irving and his stories, no, 

Salam aleikum indeed.

Arno Tausch

PS: re-look at my own analyses at WSN published in 2001 and 2002 - 
you will
see that there are perhaps better avenues to follow. This is the 
kind of
stuff that I would consider as more serious news:









try out also this. Strange, that the guy who propped up OBL in the 
place as the go-between the Americans and the Afghans, Lt. General 
GUL, was also about the first to voice the Israel "conspiracy 


Not because I like the policies of Mr. Sharon, but because I am 
against easy
conspiracy theories, I tell you that I stand by my verdict that in 
draft you mention the word Israel or Mossad only positively - quite 
contrast to the book!

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An: iteam@rferl.org; Tausch, Arno (by way of Media Monitors Network
(MMN) mckhan@ureach.com)
Cc: '0012022260691'; anton.pelinka@uibk.ac.at; 
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redaktion@studien-von-zeitfragen.de; Mohammed Ali Khan; Barry 
John Leonard; Peter G. Spengler; Andre Gunder Frank; 
Betreff: Re: a question concerning the book THE WAR ON FREEDOM

Dear Professor Arno Tausch,

I am very disappointed at the fact that the below email which you 
have sent
out to a number of individuals, was at first neither sent to me - 
the author
of the work in question, 'THE WAR ON FREEDOM', nor sent to my 
Tree of Life Publications. I only first found out about your 
concerns quite
indirectly, through the Media Monitors Network in Los Angeles. I do 
understand why you sent your message out first to a large number of 
individuals before forwarding it to me a day later.

I sincerely apologise for my failure to send you the printed hard 
copy of
the book. Ironically, I have in fact failed to do the same for 
everyone else
who kindly extended their assistance and comments on 'THE WAR ON 
and to them I extend my unreserved apologies also. My only 
explanation is
that during the period of finalisation and publication of the 
manuscript, my
wife was enduring a tough pregnancy and finally gave birth to a 
baby girl in
summer. Consequently, my mind was thoroughly preoccupied with 
matters, and I ended up neglecting my professional duties (and to 
be honest
am still doing so now!).

After receiving your comments on an early draft of the book, I did 
as you will recall, email to you and several others (including Le 
diplomatique whom you had been attempting to contact with regards 
publicising the manuscript) one of the final drafts of the 
400-page book as an electronic Word file - this version, made 
available to
you, included the Afterword by John Leonard.

But I shall of course ensure that your comments will be, as you 
duly erased from all future editions, entirely.

Your e-mail is, however, unfortunately characterised by some 
inaccuracies. You have failed to explain the peculiar conclusions 
which you
have now arrived at with regards to the printed paperback edition, 
in regard
to which you claim "there is now really too much in terms of 
theories and what have you, and too little in terms of serious 
policy research." You also seem to explicitly draw a distinction 
between the
draft versions of the book, and the paperback. Unfortunately, you 
make these
blanket statements without even an attempt to substantiate them. 
The early
and final drafts of 'THE WAR ON FREEDOM', including the printed 
have the same fundamental thesis: that the Bush administration 
facilitated the 11th September terrorist attacks, through a 
combination of
several government, military and intelligence policies. I drew 
exactly the
same conclusions in both the early and final drafts which I had 
available to you via email. In arriving at these conclusions, I 
have only
documented established facts based on mainstream press reports 
unavoidable inconsistencies and anomalies in the official 9/11 

Unfortunately, in asserting that: "there is now really too much in 
terms of
conspiracy theories and what have you, and too little in terms of 
intelligence policy research" in the printed version, you fail to 
any specification of what you mean, and omit to mention that my 
analysis is
fundamentally the same in both the drafts I sent you, as well as 
the printed
paperback which is the same as the final draft emailed to you 
formatting and indexing etc.).

And while we may disagree on the implications of the facts, you 
attempting to grapple with the facts documented in 'THE WAR ON 
order to challenge my inferences therefrom. In failing to elaborate 
on these
issues, your message is unfortunately not only devoid of any 
value, it is vacuous and hence irrelevant to producing any sort of
meaningful debate of the real issues surrounding 9/11. I must add 
in this
connection that I am extremely disappointed in the lack of even a 
attempt to reference the facts on record regarding 9/11, in your 
message. As
such, none of your statements about 'THE WAR ON FREEDOM' stand up 
to minimal
scrutiny, since there is nothing meaningful to scrutinise. One 
cannot debate
the issues properly without reference to the relevant facts. But 
instead of
addressing the facts on record and their implications from your 
and instead of challenging my documentation of the facts and my 
of their implications, you instead provide rather vague assertions 
about the
contents of my book being a collection of "conspiracy theories", 
without any
explanation or proof!

Your email presumes that the paperback makes unsubstantiated 
against "the Bush family" which are sufficient to invite "possible 
action" - as if I make inflammatory slanderous assertions devoid of 
basis.  It also presumes that the drafts made available to you do 
contain the sort of damning conclusions concerning the Bush 
complicity in the 11th September attacks, contained in the 
paperback. This
is incorrect, and an impartial comparison of the draft and 
paperback would
demonstrate this quite clearly. In reality, my book is essentially 
a simple
compilation and analysis of the facts on record relevant to 9/11, 
and that,
as I emphasise in the Introduction, is the main value of my work. 
But it is
worth nothing that the extensive evidence in support of my thesis 
is perhaps
indicated by a $7billion lawsuit which was filed against the Bush
administration by San Francisco attorney Stanley C. Hilton, former 
aide to
U.S. Senator Bob Dole, in U.S. District Court in June 2001. The 
lawsuit was launched "against President Bush and other government 
for 'allowing' the terrorist attacks to occur" - the same 
fundamental thesis
for which I provide abundant documentation, and which I explicitly 
for, in every single draft of 'THE WAR ON FREEDOM'. Hilton's 
represents "the families of 14 victims", with "400 plaintiffs" 
nationwide. According to Hilton, the lawsuit is based on "sources 
within the
FBI, CIA, the National Security Agency and Naval intelligence". 
Kieffer, David, 'S.F. attorney: Bush allowed 9/11,' San Francisco 
11 June 2002.)

You state that I have "given a dramatic turn in the published 
version - what
looks in the draft as a serious account of the intelligence failure 
September 11 - by and large having come about in my own personal 
and private
assessment by a US foreign policy oriented blindness vis-a-vis 
tendencies in Saudi Arabia and a blindness on the Talibanization of  
Pakistani ISI under Lt. General Hamid Gul - together with late 
chaos and what have you and a glaring failure of inland defense 
before September 11 - has now become in the final printed version 
an account
of 'the
great Israeli conspiracy.'" Ironically, you state that "the draft" 
is "a
serious account of the intelligence failure of September 11" - but 
the draft
also concludes that the U.S. government had extensive and precise 
warning of the 9/11 attacks, the same conclusions I outline in the 
draft I emailed you, as well as in the paperback! I fail to see 
specifically is supposed to have changed.

I am also very surprised that you describe the book as having 
turned into an
account of "the great Israeli conspiracy," alleging that Mossad is
"described in the later 1/3 of the book as the real culprits".
Unfortunately, you fail again to provide any meaningful 
substantiation for
this notion. John Leonard, who wrote the final chapter, the 
'Backword' in
which an Israeli connection to 9/11 is discussed, at no point 
claims that
the 11th September attacks were the result of a grand Israeli 
conspiracy. He
does, however, document thoroughly from respected American press 
based on authoritative U.S. intelligence sources the established 
fact that
there certainly was an Israeli connection to 9/11 that perhaps 
foreknowledge and even to some extent complicity. I do not 
understand why it
is legitimate to document a Saudi, Pakistani and American 
connection to the
attacks - as I did in my part of the book - while it is 
illegitimate to document an Israeli connection to the attacks; 
when that connection has been admitted to exist by members of the 
intelligence community investigating 9/11. Accordingly, I invite 
you to
specifically challenge any of the documentation or inferences 
provided by John Leonard with respect to this matter, rather than 
only a vague unspecified description of my work as supporting "the 
Israeli conspiracy".

As to the alleged "glaring weakness" concerning the role of Mossad, 
appear to have failed to properly assess and understand our thesis, 
which is
essentially that the U.S. government, with the documented 
involvement of its
allies Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and apparently Israel, facilitated 
the 9/11
attacks, i.e. These governments implemented policies connected to 
9/11, in
some cases facilitating them (and in some cases arguably quite
deliberately), in concert. This is absolutely clear in the book (as 
perhaps indicated by the fact that you are the first reviewer out 
of dozens
to have unfortunately become confused about this issue).

I should also emphasise that it is quite inaccurate to claim that 
"the later
1/3" of the book deals with an Israeli connection. The book is 400 
long. Approximately 20 pages from John Leonard's Afterword 
discusses the
Israeli connection with reference to established facts widely 
available to
anyone who wishes to confirm them from the public record.

20/400 equals 1/20; it does not equal 1/3 - as I'm sure you are 
fully aware!

I am also extremely offended and disheartened at your statement 
that I have
"sided with conspiracy theories, anti-semites and other people, 
with whom I
do not want to have anything to do." It does not befit an academic 
of your
standing to loosely throw around bald and indefencible accusations 
such as
this. I have the deepest respect for all the world's religious 
faiths, and
the Institute for Policy Research & Development has a Centre for 
Studies one of whose principal objectives is to research the common 
of spiritual thought and experience that unite all the world's 
great faiths.

Again, you fail to provide any substantiation for how the book 
delves into
wild "conspiracy theories" - as opposed to the simple documentation 
compilation of facts demonstrating the incoherence in the official 
narrative, and the analysis of such facts so as to infer their 
Specifically, you accuse me of "siding with anti-semites". I take 
it then
that in your opinion, any critical investigation of the dubious 
role of
Israeli intelligence operatives in connection with the 9/11 attacks
automatically qualifies that investigation as "siding with anti-
This is, unfortunately, not merely absurd, but rather shocking 
coming from a
highly-decorated intellectual whom one would expect not to resort 
to such
convoluted (and inflammatory) logic. If your opinion were true, 
then U.S.
intelligence investigators who have detained Israeli intelligence 
in connection with the 9/11 attacks are all "siding with anti-
semites." If
you truly believe that this is what 'THE WAR ON FREEDOM' is doing, 
then I
respectfully suggest that perhaps you should air your sentiments to 
intelligence investigators pursuing the same leads, as well as 
media outlets
such as the Washington Post, FOX News, etc. who have reported on 
them -
since it is only such credible sources that are referred to in the 

The fact is that no state, including Israel, should be immune to 
or investigation with regards to the September 11th terrorist 
attacks. If
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan can be legitimately investigated, and 
policies criticised, in relation to 9/11, why not Israel?

The fact that you seem to be consistently making unwarranted 
inductive leaps
in your conclusions viz-a-viz 'THE WAR ON FREEDOM' is supported by 
thoroughly bizarre depiction of the award-winning Canadian 
journalist Barry
Zwicker. You state that he "is electronically listed in such 
publications as
'freemason watch'," and that therefore you do not want to have any 
with him. This sort of potentially slanderous association does not 
befit a
person of your intellectual ability. I did a quick google websearch 
"Barry Zwicker, Freemason Watch" to verify your allegation. I 
that Freemason Watch, which appears to be an anonymously published 
that makes innumerable fantastic assertions of no particular 
"electronically listed" Barry Zwicker by simply providing a link to 
some of
his well-received film documentaries on 9/11 originally aired on 
Vision TV
in Canada. Barry Zwicker has no connection to this dubious website 
Watch in any other way.

If this is your only reason for wishing to avoid contact with 
Zwicker, then
I respectfully suggest that you will also have to avoid contact 
with the
following individuals: Gore Vidal, Prof. Noam Chomsky, Prof. Norman
Finkelstein, Prof. Michel Chossudovksy, Dr. Robert Fisk, John 
Pilger, and so
on and so forth - individuals who also happen to be "electronically 
alongside Zwicker on the same website, not however because of some 
sort of
meaningful affiliation with that site, but simply because the site 
linked to their work on the web! It suffices to say that obviously 
you have
made an unwarranted, hasty and illogical judgement about Zwicker, a 
respected journalist. I would furthermore, in that context, 
suggest that it seems you have applied the same haste and lack of 
method to your assessment of 'THE WAR ON FREEDOM'.

Nothing in my book is stated without documentation and reference to
established facts confirmed by credible reports from respected 
sources. I
would like to invite you, therefore, to demonstrate the specific 
of anything which I have discussed in my book, 'THE WAR ON 
opposed to making vague unspecified and unsubstantiated assertions) 
- and if
you cannot, then I would request a person of your intelligence and 
to refrain from making inaccurate allegations, and instead to join 
forces in
order to secure the common goal of establishing a full-blown 
public inquiry into the 11th September 2001 terrorist attacks. We 
owe this
to the victims of those attacks, and their families.

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Executive Director
Institute for Policy Research & Development
Suite 414, 91 Western Road, Brighton,
East Sussex, BN1 2NW, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44(0)1273 32 95 30
Fax: +44(0)1273 70 60 30
Email: info@globalresearch.org
Web: http://www.globalresearch.org

PS: I do not understand why you have included in the list of 
individuals to
whom you sent your email a fellow called Prof. Anton Pelinka. May I
respectfully ask: What does he have to do with any of this, at all?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tausch, Arno (by way of Media Monitors Network (MMN)
mckhan@ureach.com)" <Arno.Tausch@bmsg.gv.at>
To: <iteam@rferl.org>
Cc: "'0012022260691'" <IMCEAFAX-0012022260691@bmsg.gv.at>;
<anton.pelinka@uibk.ac.at>; <directory@uoguelph.ca>;
<pdscottweb@hotmail.com>; "'0015198378634'"
<IMCEAFAX-0015198378634@bmsg.gv.at>; <redaktion@studien-von-
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 3:12 PM
Subject: a question concerning the book THE WAR ON FREEDOM

> dear Congresswoman Mrs. McKinney (Dem, State of Georgia),
> dear Professor Anton Pelinka at Innsbruck University
> dear Professor McMurtry at Guelph University in Canada
> dear Professor Peter Dale Scott at Berkeley
> dear Colleague Peter Spengler in Frankfurt
> in view of the endless debates on september 11 I have a question 
to you -
> the name of intellectual honesty -, the editors of Radio Free 
> Security and Terrorism Watch.
> I was originally quite impressed by the provisional word text 
file version
> of the study herewith included, by colleague dr. Ahmed in Britain 
> September 11. My own first positive electronic comment on the 
> of the text, sent to me by Peter Spengler in Frankfurt, a joint 
friend of
> the world wide known Professor Andre Gunder Frank and me - is now 
on the
> book cover (in good company with several other, well-known 
> and the democratic representative for Georgia, Congresswoman Mrs. 
> Kinney). The website article on the flight security aspects of 
> is still indeed what I say on the cover text - powerful, 
> interesting, especialy the first part of it:
> http://www.druckversion.studien-von-zeitfragen.net/Chapter%
>  <<The War on Freedom1.doc>>
> I cannot escape the impression, that in the printed final version 
of the
> book which I never saw before it went in print (with my name on 
cover) -
> there is now really too much in terms of conspiracy theories and 
what have
> you, and too little in terms of serious intelligence policy 
> I now have to say, that I withdraw my positive assessment, 
printed on the
> book cover, for all future editions. And I bear no responsibility 
for any
> possible court action taken by the Bush family or other persons 
> book.
> The most glaring weakness is the contradiction now present in the 
book in
> the treatment of the role of Mossad, the Israeli external 
security agency.
> In the original draft, Mossad is positively mentioned three times 
> correctly, and in conjunction with other western security 
agencies - as
> warning against the impending catastrophe.
> Quite correctly so, I think, and well done on the part of the 
author. Mr.
> Nafeez M. Ahmed has given a dramatic turn in the published 
version - what
> looks in the draft as a serious account of the intelligence 
failure of
> September 11 - by and large having come about in my own personal 
> assessment by a US foreign policy oriented blindness vis-a-vis 
> tendencies in Saudi Arabia and a blindness on the Talibanization 
of  the
> Pakistani ISI under Lt. General Hamid Gul - together with late 
> chaos and what have you and a glaring failure of inland defense 
> before September 11 - has now become in the final printed version 
as the
> great Israeli conspiracy.
> I trust that Congresswoman McKinney, and Professors McMurty and 
Peter Dale
> Scott, and Peter Spengler in Frankfurt share my apprehensions 
against the
> construction of such conspiracy theories.
> Why should the Mossad have warned against the threat (pages 114 
etc. of
> printed book; and on 3 pages in the draft) when in the end they 
> described in the later 1/3 of the book as the real culprits? So 
> against a crime which they were about to perpetrate? This is 
> absurd! And what about the hundreds of Jewish victims of 
September 11?
> I would be grateful if Security and Terrrorism Watch at Radio 
Liberty and
> Radio Free Europe could seriously review the book: THE WAR ON 
> Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed, and that you sort of dwell on the 
strengths and
> weaknesses of this kind of analysis. I have decided to go public 
with that
> debate; and I have a good international academic and also 
diplomatic name
> defend.
> Having written only 60 % of his final text, colleague Nafeez 
> would have prepared the groundwork for a good scholary book, that 
> been used by a serious investigation at the US Congress and other 
> Now he has ruined the logic of his arguments completely, and has 
> conspiracy theories, anti-semites and other people, with whom I 
do not
> to have anything to do, and I think, the other scholars and 
> McKinney, all mentioned on the book cover as well.
> I should also stress that this should not preclude a serious 
debate about
> human rights violations in the Occupied Territories etc.
> PS: I do not contact Mr. Barry Zwicker, who is also named on the 
> of the book and who is electronically listed in such publications 
as 'free
> mason watch'. I do not want to have anything to do with such 
> neither presently not in future.
> Kind regards
> Ministerialrat Dr. Arno TAUSCH
> Tel. (0043 - 1) 711 - 00 - 2272
> e-mail-address: Arno.Tausch@BMSG.gv.at

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