The 9-11 attack: a second Pearl Harbor?
December 7, 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush commemorated the 60th
Anniversary of the Japanese attack against Pearl Harbor, which killed
over 2,400 U.S. Marines, and drew a parallel between this attack in 1941
and the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City, saying that in both
cases, the U.S.A. did not ask for war, but was first provoked by a
foreign enemy. It could very well be that Bush was right in more than
one way to say that the September 11 attack is “a second Pearl Harbor,”
for it would seem that both
attacks were allowed to happen to infuriate the Americans and to shift
the public opinion in favor of an all-out war against the enemy. This
is a serious accusation, but as Michael Rivero reports it in his website,
it's the oldest trick in the book, dating back to Roman times; creating
the enemies you need. And history shows plenty of examples when people
used that trick, the most known being the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt wanted a war with Germany to stop
Hitler, but despite several provocations in the Atlantic, the American
people, still struggling with that troublesome economy, were opposed to
any wars. (As long as Hitler contented himself with controlled Europe,
Roosevelt did not bother, but when the Führer decided in June, 1941 to
invade Communist Russia, Roosevelt became very upset, for he was very
sympathetic to Stalin and the Communist cause, and said that the U.S.A.
had to intervene to “save our Russian ally”.)
had ordered the sinking of several German ships in the Atlantic, but
Hitler refused to be provoked. Roosevelt needed an enemy, and if America
would not willingly attack that enemy, then one would have to be
maneuvered into attacking America.
way open to war was created when Japan signed the Tripartite Agreement
with Italy and Germany, with all parties pledging mutual defense to each
other. Whereas Hitler would never declare war on the United States no
matter the provocation, the means to force Japan to do so were readily
first step was to place oil and steel embargoes on Japan, using Japan's
wars on the Asian mainland as a reason. This forced Japan to consider
seizing the oil and mineral-rich regions in Indonesia. With the European
powers militarily exhausted by the war in Europe, the United States was
the only power in the Pacific able to stop Japan from invading the Dutch
East Indies, and by moving the Pacific fleet from San Diego to Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii, Roosevelt made a pre-emptive strike on that fleet the
mandatory first step in any Japanese plan to extend its empire into the
“southern resource area”. Japan needed oil. They had to invade
Indonesia to get it, and to do that, they first had to remove the threat
of the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. There never really was any other
course open to them.
enrage the American people as much as possible, Roosevelt needed the
first overt attack by Japan to be as bloody as possible, appearing as a
sneak attack, much as the Japanese had done to the Russians. From that
moment up until the attack on Pearl Harbor itself, Roosevelt and his
associates made sure that the commanders in Hawaii, General Short and
Admiral Kimmel, were kept in the dark as much as possible about the
location of the Japanese fleet and it's intentions, then later
scapegoated for the attack.
as the Army Board had concluded at the time, and subsequent
de-classified documents confirmed, Washington D.C. knew the attack was
coming, knew exactly where the Japanese fleet was, and knew where it was
headed. On November 29, 1941, Secretary of State Hull showed United
Press reporter Joe Leib a message with the time and place of the attack,
and the New
York Times in its special 12/8/41 Pearl Harbor edition, on
page 13, reported that the time and place of the attack had been known
much repeated claim that the Japanese fleet maintained radio silence on
it's way to Hawaii was a lie. Among other intercepts still held in the
Archives of the National Security Agency is the uncoded message sent by
the Japanese tanker Shirya stating, “proceeding to a position 30.00 N,
154.20 E. Expect to arrive at that point on 3 December.” (near
Dictators replace democracy in Rome
reports several other similar examples, which are not theories, but
facts. In 70 BC, an ambitious minor politician and extremely wealthy
man, Marcus Licineus Crassus, wanted to rule Rome. Just to give you an
idea of what sort of man Crassus really was, he is credited with the
invention of the fire brigade. But in Crassus' version, his
fire-fighting slaves would race to the scene of a burning building
whereupon Crassus would offer to buy it on the spot for a tiny fraction
of it's worth. If the owner sold, Crassus' slaves would put out the fire.
If the owner refused to sell, Crassus allowed the building to burn to
the ground. By means of this device, Crassus eventually came to be the
largest single private land holder in Rome, and used some of his wealth
to help back Julius Caesar against Cicero.
70 BC, Rome was still a Republic, which placed very strict limits on
what rulers could do, and more importantly NOT do. But Crassus had no
intentions of enduring such limits to his personal power, and contrived
seized upon the slave revolt led by Spartacus in order to strike terror
into the hearts of Rome, whose garrison Spartacus had already defeated
in battle. Terrified of the impending arrival of the much-feared army of
gladiators, Rome declared Crassus Praetor. Crassus then crushed
Spartacus' army, and even though Pompeii took the credit, Crassus was
elected Consul of Rome the following year.
this maneuver, the Romans surrendered their Republican form of
government. Soon would follow the first Triumvirate, consisting of
Crassus, Pompeii, and Julius Caesar, followed by the reign of the
god-like Emperors of Rome. The Romans were hoaxed into surrendering
their Republic, and accepting the rule of Emperors.
Hitler is given full powers
Chancellor of Germany, Hitler, like Crassus, had no intention of living
with the strict limits to his power imposed by German law. Hitler's
thugs were easy to recognize; they all wore the same brown shirts. But
their actions were no different than those of their Roman predecessors.
They staged beatings, set fires, caused as much trouble as they could,
while Hitler made speeches promising that he could end the crime wave of
subversives and terrorism if he was granted extraordinary powers.
the Reichstag burned down; a staged terrorist attack. The Germans were
hoaxed into surrendering their Republic, and accepting the total rule of
The American-Spanish War
1898, Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New
York Journal were arguing for American intervention in Cuba. Hearst is
reported to have dispatched a photographer to Cuba to photograph the
coming war with Spain. When the photographer asked just what war that
might be, Hearst is reported to have replied, “You take the
photographs, and I will provide the war.” Hearst was true to his word,
as his newspaper published stories of great atrocities being committed
against the Cuban people, most of which turned out to be complete
the night of February 15, 1898, the USS Maine, lying in Havana harbor in
a show of US resolve to protect her interests, exploded violently.
Captain Sigsbee, the commander of the Maine, urged that no assumptions
of enemy attack be made until there was a full investigation of the
cause of the explosion. For this, Captain Sigsbee was excoriated in the
press for "refusing to see the obvious". The Atlantic Monthly
declared flat out that to suppose the explosion to be anything other
than a deliberate act by Spain was “completely at defiance of the laws
the slogan “Remember the Maine”, Americans went to war with Spain,
eventually winning the Phillipines (and annexing Hawaii along the way).
In 1975, an investigation led by Admiral Hyman Rickover examined the
data recovered from a 1911 examination of the wreck, and concluded that
there had been no evidence of an external explosion. The most likely
cause of the sinking was a coal dust explosion in a coal bunker
imprudently located next to the ship's magazines. Captain Sigsbee's
caution had been well founded.
The 9-11 attack
here we are today, with the bombing of the World Trade Center, and a new
enemy, Osama Bin Laden, the new boogie man on whom the Government blames
everything. We are being warned that a dangerous enemy threatens us,
implacable, invisible, omnipresent, and invulnerable as long as our
Government is hamstrung by that silly old Bill of Rights. In a fight
“to protect our freedoms,” our Government actually removes them one
after the other, under the pretext that it needs more special powers to
“deal with the crisis.”
idea is to create a permanent state of fear among the population, in
order to make them accept the idea that microchips under the skin of
every individual would be a good way to fight terrorism.
worry about Bin Laden, for they are not in a hurry to find him: the
present crisis has to last as long as possible! In fact, the purpose of
this new “war against terrorism” is not getting Bin Laden nor
stopping terrorism, but, like in the Gulf War, oil.
largest untapped oil reserves lie in the Caspian Sea, just north of
Afghanistan. A pipeline must be built and go through Afghanistan and
Pakistan up to the Indian Ocean to bring this oil to the market. In
1998, U.S. oil companies flatly told the U.S. Congress that this
pipeline would not be built until the Taliban was removed as the govern-
ment in Afghanistan, even though the U.S. had financed Bin Laden and the
Taliban in 1980 to fight the Soviet Union.
Laden was financed by the CIA, and we only have the CIA's word that he
isn't still in their employ. However, as other CIA agents noted, you
never leave the agency. Once you are in, you are in for life!
first, the U.S. thought they could come to an agreement with the Taliban
for the building of that pipeline. Talks began in February and soured in
August, when the Americans told the Taliban to accept their offer of
“a carpet of gold, or you will get a carpet of bombs.”
before the attacks on the World Trade Towers, the U.S. was already
announcing that there would be a war. The BBC of London was recently
told by Niaz Naik, a Pakistani Foreign Secretary, that senior American
officials were warning them as early as mid-July that the U.S. was
planning to invade Afghanistan in October. And here it is! Just like
with Roosevelt, a provocation occurred just when the Government of the
United States most needed one to anger the people into support of a war
the official reason was not to be oil; one had to find an enemy, a
scapegoat. No sooner had the planes crashed into the twin towers than
the media was reporting official statements of suspicion that Osama Bin
Laden was behind the attacks. The FBI issued names of 19 suspected
hijackers with Arab names, none of which appeared on the actual
passenegers lists, and all based on what the FBI admits were forged ID,
using stolen identities. Because of the phony IDs, we will never know
who was on the planes; we only know who they wanted us to blame: the
people sitting on that oil pipeline right-of-way!
one considers the size of the Caspian oil fields, estimated at about 500
years' worth at present rates of consumption, one finds ample motive to
start a war of conquest for that wealth. Compared to the trillions of
dollars in oil profits which will flow from that pipeline stretching
across Afghanistan, the cost of new World Trade Towers and a few
thousand lives is a small price to pay for those who lust for wealth
beyond dreams of avarice.
is also quite possible that the United States is being spoofed by a
third party to trigger a war that would force the U.S. to intervene in
several nations, and weaken its own defense at home. Those who thirst
for global domination would like this conflict to turn into World War
III, a global war of the West (or so-called Christian nations) against
the Arab nations (the Moslems), which would fit right into the plan for
a world government, with a world dictator coming out to offer global
US military planes were sent up to intercept any of the hijacked planes,
even though there were at least 30 minutes to one hour from the time it
was known that the planes were hijacked. It is standard procedure for
military planes to be sent up if a plane is off course and the plane is
not or cannot communicate with ground control. Who gave the order to not
“scramble” US military jets under these emergency and
wage a war in Afghanistan as a result of 9-11, costing billions of
dollars? Oil might well be the answer. Unocal, a huge American oil
con-glomerate, along with other connected individuals, wanted to take
control of six trillion dollars of oil (that's trillion, not billion) in
the Caspian Sea... right near Afghanistan. Need you be reminded that the
Bush's and Vice President Cheney just happen to be wealthy oil men, and
Cheney's Haliburton Corporation will probably be building the
multi-billion dollar oil pipeline across Afghanistan, which construction
has now been given the O.K. by the new Afghani government. It happens
that Hamid Karzai, the new leader of Afghanistan, used to work for
Unocal. Isn't that convenient?
September 11, 2001 another Pearl Harbor that was allowed to happen? Does
history repeat itself? You be the judge.
solve nothing! They only serve financial interests! Let us work for
peace, by working for social justice!
This article was published in the August-September, 2002 issue of “Michael”.