Monday, October 15, 2007

Dying For Zion

"Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? I'll tell you what I think the real threat [is] and actually has been since 1990 - it's the threat against Israel."

Philip Zelikow, Director of the 9/11 Commission and Bush administration official

'War for oil' is still the majority consensus on what's really behind America's insatiable appetite for military adventurism in the Middle East [1]. The anti-war element in the U.S. and worldwide favor this explanation as the real reason for the American-led invasion of Iraq. Those that subscribe to the war for oil idea believe that the White House is acting under false pretenses to secure Iraq's oil reserves in the long term strategic interests of an aggressive and imperialistic America, or to benefit corporate interests [2] [3].

Evidence of the predominance of this idea is reflected in the phrase itself. 'War for oil' has become vernacularised into a word sequence that everyone has heard and recognises, just like comparably familiar expressions such as 'tit for tat', 'spill the beans' or 'spank the monkey'. The 'no blood for oil' slogan [4] will go down in history as the defining sentiment of the anti-war scene of the noughties, testament to the widespread acceptance of the war-for-oil meme.

But an oil-grab evidently wasn't the main reason behind the American invasion and subsequent destruction of Iraq, at least not in any real, fundamentally causal way. The oil connection to the Iraq War - corporate profiteering [5] [6], high level conflicts of interest (a la Cheney and Halliburton[7], George Shultz and the Bechtel Group [7b] ) and so on - appears to be almost incidental, attributable to opportunism, and largely unrelated to the motivations of its architects. The evidence suggests that the Bush administration neoconservatives who planned the Iraq War, sold it to the world and ultimately oversaw it, did so to benefit a foreign power, and that securing contracts for Western oil giants with the new Iraqi puppet regime was secondary to this agenda.

The real driving force behind the U.S. government's insatiable appetite for war in the Middle East is not oil, but Israel: the Zionist regime itself, Zionist agents inside the U.S. political system who represent Israel's interests and work to further them via lobbying, funding and other means [8], and those who work to realise the objectives of Israel from within the highest levels of the U.S. government and beyond, even to the extreme detriment of the U.S. itself, as American leaders and policy-makers, and as representatives of the American people. The so-called neoconservatives are the most powerful and obvious example of the latter, and their rise to power was, in many ways, the final phase of the Israeli coup d'etat [18] [19].

The Ziocons

The American neocons (most of them Jewish, many of them Israeli 'dual nationals', and all of them ardent Zionists) [20] [21] are openly loyal to Israel and their hawkish foreign policy reflects it. U.S. Middle East policy under the neocons is barely distinguishable from Israel's regional interests, because that's what it is designed to serve. [22] [23] Israel has long sought to weaken and destabilise its Arab neighbors as a means to improve and ensure its own security [24] while simultaneously disrupting support given to the indigenous Palestinians by Arab groups and nations sympathetic to their cause. In The Israeli Origins of Bush II's War Stephen J. Sniegoski writes:

Because Israel's neighbors opposed the Zionist project of creating an exclusivist Jewish state, the idea of weakening and dissolving those neighbors was not an idea just of the Israeli Right but a central Zionist goal from a much earlier period, promoted by David Ben-Gurion himself. As Saleh Abdel-Jawwad, a professor at Birzeit University in Ramallah, Palestine, writes:

"Israel has supported secessionist movements in Sudan, Iraq, Egypt, and Lebanon and any secessionist movements in the Arab world which Israel considers an enemy. Yet the concern for Iraq and [Israel's] attempts to weaken or prevent it from developing its strengths has always been a central Zionist objective. At times, Israel succeeded in gaining a foothold in Iraq by forging secret yet strong relationships with leaders from the Kurdish movement."

It's by no coincidence that we're seeing the U.S. use the same modus operandi right now in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran. Thanks to a well-established network of powerful Jewish Bush administration executives and the Israel lobby at large, the Zionist agenda has become America's agenda, and the new preemptive war-for-Israel doctrine of post-9/11 USA has become official American policy.

The ziocons made their policy views clear well before 9/11 in the document called A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm [26], prepared back in 1996 for Israel's psycho right wing Likud party, led by then Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu. It was authored by a group of rabidly Zionist neoconservative Jews including Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser, on behalf of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS), and proposed a hawkish strategy based on military preemption, a more aggressive approach to the Palestinian 'problem', the removal of Saddam Hussein from power, and the eventual elimination of the governments of Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Iran - the kind of ideas that only sit well in the minds of madmen and bellicose Jewish supremacists. Clean Break stated, in part:
Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right — as a means of foiling Syria’s regional ambitions.
There was nothing new in the Clean Break paper, it was just good old fashioned Zionism: territorial expansion by force in the name of a 'Greater Israel'. Its authors, Richard Perle (Israeli dual national), Douglas Feith (also an Israeli dual national) and David Wurmser (another Zionist Jew) would all go on to hold powerful positions in the Bush administration where they've worked tirelessly to realise the vision they outlined for Netanyahu in the Clean Break document [27] - Feith as Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Wurmser as Middle East Adviser to Dick Cheney, and Perle as Chairman of the Defense Policy Board.

Richard "The Prince of Darkness" Perle is a particularly nasty Zionist. Aside from his treasonous role in the U.S. government, he's a member of such pro-Israel think tanks as the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) , the Center for Security Policy (CSP), the Hudson Institute, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP, which is basically an offshoot organisation of AIPAC), and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) [28]. He's also a director of the Jerusalem Post, a personal friend of former Israeli prime minister and arch-Zionist Ariel "The Butcher" Sharon, an ex-employee of Soltam, an Israeli weapons manufacturer [29], and a spy for Israel [30] [30b].

When prominent ziocons William Kristol and Robert Kagan founded the Project For A New American Century (PNAC) [31] in 1997, Perle and Feith were keen to come to the party along with a whole host of other ardent Zionist neocons such as Elliott Abrams, Paul Wolfowitz, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Rabbi Dov Zakheim, Elliot Cohen, Norman Podhoretz et al [32], and the following year in 1998, the PNAC group sent Bill Clinton a letter [33] urging him to attack Iraq and oust Saddam from power, in keeping with the policy advice given to Israel by the same group years earlier in the Clean Break document. From the letter:
"Such uncertainty [about Iraqi WMDs] will, by itself, have a seriously destabilizing effect on the entire Middle East. It hardly needs to be added that if Saddam does acquire the capability to deliver weapons of mass destruction, as he is almost certain to do if we continue along the present course, the safety of American troops in the region, of our friends and allies like Israel and the moderate Arab states, and a significant portion of the world’s supply of oil will all be put at hazard. As you have rightly declared, Mr. President, the security of the world in the first part of the 21st century will be determined largely by how we handle this threat." [34]
By "world", of course, they meant "Israel", since Saddam was never a threat to America, and PNAC knew it. In December of 1998, Clinton went ahead with PNAC's advice and heavily bombed Iraq, citing the security of its neighbours as part of his reason for doing so:
"Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.

Their purpose is to protect the national interest of the United States, and indeed the interests of people throughout the Middle East and around the world.

Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons."

Clinton's attack on Iraq left Saddam in power though, which wasn't good enough for the PNAC ziocons. That was made Kristol clear with the September 2000 publication (just before Bush's non-election) of their infamous 90 page long 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' (RAD) policy document [36.pdf], in which they advocated more of the same aggressive, warmongering strategy proposed earlier in the Clean Break paper. RAD was just a massively beefed up version of Israel's Clean Break dressed up to look as though it had American interests at heart. Peter Shaenk put it this way in an article called Once a Company Man, Always a Company Man:

When PNAC was founded, a group of neo-cons wrote a spin-off paper elaborating on "Clean Break". It was entitled "Rebuilding America’s Defenses" or RAD. The title implies that agents of Israel, (Perle and co.) got together and wrote a policy paper that was concerned only with America’s future security and establishment as the preeminent world power. A PAX Americana if you will. They even got Dick Cheney to participate to give it a more "American" look and less of an "Israeli" front group image. [37]

When Bush was not-elected in January 2001 [38], the ziocons' time had come. No less than twelve of PNAC's members scored prominent positions in his administration - Dick Cheney, Vice President; Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Rabbi Dov Zakheim, Undersecretary of Defense and Comptroller of the Pentagon [39]; Richard Armitage, Deputy Sec. of State; Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Chief of Staff to Cheney; Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense; Richard Perle, Member, Defense Policy Advisory Board; John Bolton, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Elliot Abrams, Special Asst. to the President; Douglas Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Zalmay Kahlilzad, Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq; and James Woolsey, Member, Pentagon Defense Policy Board [40]. It was nothing short of an Israeli political takeover of the U.S. government. The pieces had been put in place to implement the ziocon vision outlined in A Clean Break and RAD, and now all that was needed was the false flag attacks of 9/11 [41] [42] [43] to kickstart and justify the neocon wet dream of endless Israeli proxy wars in the Middle East in the name of the oxymoronic "war on terror".

Within 24 hours of staging their "catastrophic and catalyzing event" which was not unlike a "new Pearl Harbor", both Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz, barely able to contain themselves, called for another attack on Iraq [44], nevermind the fact that Saddam had nothing at all to do with it and no meaningful ties at all to 9/11 scapegoat Osama Bin Laden [45]. That didn't stop the ziocons from working feverishly through the media to link Iraq to 9/11 though (the tired old "links-to-Al-Qaeda" soundbite), mainly through Cheney who was the most vociferous of the bunch. But (dis)credit should also go to Rumsfeld, because one of the biggest whoppers came from him in September 2002 when he lied through his teeth about the intelligence community's evidence of Iraqi links to terrorism being "bulletproof" [46]. (Speaking of Cheney, fondnesses for violence, and solid evidence, it's a pity Harry Whittington wasn't "bulletproof" when Dick shot him in the face. [47]) The ziocon media blitz was quite successful, as evidenced by the roughly 50% of Americans that still believe Saddam Hussein was in cahoots with Bin Laden vis a vis 9/11 [48]. With a public that ignorant and misinformed [49], it's disheartening to ponder how long it's likely to take before a critical mass majority awakens to the fact that Bin Laden wasn't behind the attacks in the first place.

War For Israel

The relentless propaganda campaign against Iraq continued through the Zionist-controlled mainstream media [50] even as cluster-bombs dropped on the innocent population of Afghanistan [51] [52], in a war justified by the attacks of 9/11 but planned months beforehand [53]. The ostensible reasons for the invasion were to capture Osama Bin Laden, who denied being involved with 9/11 [54], and to overthrow the Taliban regime, but neither of those objectives have been achieved [55]. All the U.S. has managed to do is install an ineffectual puppet regime led by prime minister Hamid Kharzai, assist in a 657% increase in opium cultivation [56] which became the West's primary source of heroin [57] [58], and kill thousands of innocent people. Last year alone, an estimated 700 civilians were killed (government data, so the figures are likely to be much higher), and over 100,000 people displaced in the southern provinces alone, who have fled their homes to escape the conflict [59].

Another thing that's been achieved is what's looking like a permanent U.S. military presence in Afghanistan [60] [60b], one of whose neighbouring countries is Iran. Rabid Zionist John McCain [61] is one neocon who has called publicly for permanent bases in Afghanistan [62]. Ramtanu Maitra wrote for Asia Times Online:
On February 23 [2005], the day after McCain called for "permanent bases" in Afghanistan, a senior political analyst and chief editor of the Kabul Journal, Mohammad Hassan Wulasmal, said, "The US wants to dominate Iran, Uzbekistan and China by using Afghanistan as a military base."

[...] US-run logistical centers in Afghanistan include Kandahar Air Field, or "KAF", in southern Afghanistan and Shindand Air Field in the western province of Herat. Shindand is about 100 kilometers from the border with Iran, a location that makes it controversial. Moreover, according to the US-based think-tank Global Security, Shindand is the largest air base in Afghanistan.

The US is spending US$83 million to upgrade its bases at Bagram and Kandahar. [...]

The proximity of Shindand to Iran could give Tehran cause for concern, says Paul Beaver, an independent defense analyst based in London. Beaver points out that with US ships in the Persian Gulf and Shindand sitting next to Iran, Tehran has a reason to claim that Washington is in the process of encircling Iran. But the US plays down the potential of Shindand, saying it will not remain with the US for long. Still, it has not been lost on Iranian strategists that the base in the province of Herat is a link in a formidable chain of new facilities the US is in the process of drawing around their country.
And from an article by William Engdahl:
In December 2004, during a visit to Kabul, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld finalized plans to build nine new bases in Afghanistan in the provinces of Helmand, Herat, Nimrouz, Balkh, Khost and Paktia. The nine are in addition to the three major US military bases already installed in the wake of its occupation of Afghanistan in winter of 2001-2002, ostensibly to isolate and eliminate the terror threat of Osama bin Laden.

The Pentagon built its first three bases at Bagram Air Field north of Kabul, the US’ main military logistics center; Kandahar Air Field, in southern Afghanistan; and Shindand Air Field in the western province of Herat. Shindand, the largest US base in Afghanistan, was constructed a mere 100 kilometers from the border of Iran, and within striking distance of Russia as well as China.
The ziocons are working hard to establish hegemony in the Middle East for the security of Israel, and permanent bases in Afghanistan are just one way they seek to gain a foothold for the eventual implementation of their plan to eliminate Iran and whoever else they believe poses a threat to their beloved ziostan.

On the 3rd of April 2002, seizing the opportunity to capitalise on the 9/11 attacks, the PNAC neocons wrote another letter to the president, this time to Bush, urging him to support Israel and wage war with Iraq:
Dear Mr. President:

We write to thank you for your courageous leadership in the war on terrorism and to offer our full support as you continue to protect the security and well-being of Americans and all freedom-loving peoples around the world.

In particular, we want to commend you for your strong stance in support of the Israeli government as it engages in the present campaign to fight terrorism. As a liberal democracy under repeated attack by murderers who target civilians, Israel now needs and deserves steadfast support. This support, moreover, is essential to Israel’s continued survival as a free and democratic nation, for only the United States has the power and influence to provide meaningful assistance to our besieged ally. And with the memory of the terrorist attack of September 11 still seared in our minds and hearts, we Americans ought to be especially eager to show our solidarity in word and deed with a fellow victim of terrorist violence.

No one should doubt that the United States and Israel share a common enemy. We are both targets of what you have correctly called an “Axis of Evil.” Israel is targeted in part because it is our friend, and in part because it is an island of liberal, democratic principles -- American principles -- in a sea of tyranny, intolerance, and hatred. As Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld has pointed out, Iran, Iraq, and Syria are all engaged in “inspiring and financing a culture of political murder and suicide bombing” against Israel, just as they have aided campaigns of terrorism against the United States over the past two decades. You have declared war on international terrorism, Mr. President. Israel is fighting the same war.


Furthermore, Mr. President, we urge you to accelerate plans for removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq. As you have said, every day that Saddam Hussein remains in power brings closer the day when terrorists will have not just airplanes with which to attack us, but chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, as well. It is now common knowledge that Saddam, along with Iran, is a funder and supporter of terrorism against Israel. Iraq has harbored terrorists such as Abu Nidal in the past, and it maintains links to the Al Qaeda network. If we do not move against Saddam Hussein and his regime, the damage our Israeli friends and we have suffered until now may someday appear but a prelude to much greater horrors. Moreover, we believe that the surest path to peace in the Middle East lies not through the appeasement of Saddam and other local tyrants, but through a renewed commitment on our part, as you suggested in your State of the Union address, to the birth of freedom and democratic government in the Islamic world.


Israel’s fight against terrorism is our fight. Israel’s victory is an important part of our victory. For reasons both moral and strategic, we need to stand with Israel in its fight against terrorism.
In concert with their American counterparts, the Israeli political elite were heavily promoting the same war agenda, as noted by accomplished journalist and editor Dr. Scott McConnell:

Netanyahu warned Washington Post editors of Saddam’s supposed nuclear-weapons program in April 2002, and Sharon’s spokesman Raanan Gissen touted the Saddam nuclear threat a week later. The following month, Shimon Peres said on CNN that Saddam was as “dangerous as Bin Laden” and told Americans they “cannot sit and wait.” Later that spring, Ehud Barak warned Washington Post readers to remove Saddam “first of all,” and in August, Sharon told the Knesset that Saddam was “the greatest danger facing Israel.” When Vice President Cheney kicked off the go-to-war campaign in August of that year, many newspapers reported that Israel was urging America not to delay. Peres repeated the “don’t delay” message on CNN later that month.

Meanwhile, American networks reported that “Israeli intelligence” was warning that Saddam was “speeding up” his WMD programs. In the run-up to the war, Prime Minister Sharon stated, “Strategic coordination between Israel and the U.S. has reached unprecedented dimensions.” In September, Barak told
New York Times readers that the United States needed to hurry up with the war, adding, “I believe I speak for the overwhelming majority of Israelis in supporting a pre-emptive strike against Saddam’s regime.” In the winter of 2003, the press was full of reports of Israeli concern that diplomacy might delay the attacks. While mass antiwar protests broke out across Europe, there were none in Israel, where 77.5 percent of Israeli Jews said they wanted the United States to invade Iraq. The Israeli columnist Gideon Levy concluded, “Israel is the only country in the West whose leaders support the war unreservedly and where no alternative opinion is voiced.”
Further, he observes that:
When Israelis talk, Americans listen. When Israelis want to circulate their views, they have an access to the opinion pages of elite newspapers and slots on network news shows that leaders of no other foreign country can dream of. Several of America’s European and Arab allies objected cogently and clearly to the idea of attacking Iraq. If Israeli leaders had voiced similar sentiments, it is inconceivable the invasion would have taken place.
When the neocons got their way in March 2003 with the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, it was on the back of a whole heap of lies and disinformation. Paul Wolfowitz, Israeli dual national and "architect" of the Iraq war, had created in 2001 along with fellow ziocons Douglas Feith and Donald Rumsfeld the "Office of Special Plans" (OSP), an ultra-secretive group whose purpose, at least officially, was to "review" data gathered by various intelligence agencies vis a vis Saddam's 'links-to-Al-Qaeda', and later, when it became clear there were none, his being in possession of WMDs (which there were none of either). The OSP was answerable only to itself as an independent entity, subject to no Congressional oversight and not on the official government payroll [64], which afforded the ziocons the opportunity to tamper with the data and decide for themselves what did and did not constitute evidence against Saddam. Cheney was of course right in there too, conspiring with the rest of them to magically produce the kind of damning assessment required to suit their propaganda purposes, the kind they knew the CIA and the other intel agencies wouldn't provide them with. From a Washington Post article:
[Colin] Powell felt Cheney and his allies -- his chief aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby; Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz; and Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith and what Powell called Feith's "Gestapo" office -- had established what amounted to a separate government. [65]
Working parallel and in conjunction with that operation in the Pentagon was the "Policy Counter Terrorism Evaluation Group" (PCTEG) [66], also headed by Douglas Feith, along with David Wurmser and one of Richard Perle's former aides, F. Michael Maloof. The whole thing was a gigantic scam, pulled off by the Clean Break/RAD crew, who liased regularly with an intelligence unit from inside the office of Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. It was Sharon's team that was later fingered by unnamed U.S. senior officials as being the source of bogus reports saying the reason no WMDs were found in Iraq was because they were smuggled into Syria. Under the authority of Douglas Feith, the Israelis from Sharon's office were allowed to come and go as they pleased. [67] This is an excerpt from an article by Jim Lobe:
[Retired Lt Col Karen Kwiatkowski] recounts one incident in which she helped escort a group of half a dozen Israelis, including several generals, from the first floor reception area to Feith's office. "We just followed them, because they knew exactly where they were going and moving fast".

When the group arrived, she noted the book which all visitors are required to sign under special regulations that took effect after the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks. "I asked his secretary, 'Do you want these guys to sign in'? She said, 'No, these guys don't have to sign in' ". It occurred to her, she said, that the office may have deliberately not wanted to maintain a record of the meeting.

At this point, let's be very clear about one thing: the people plotting the Iraq war from inside the OSP were not colluding with oil executives or any other corporate interests at that time - they were in collusion with Sharon's Likud government. In fact, everyone who worked to create the case for war against Iraq shared one common interest: an undying loyalty to the state of Israel.

  • Neocon lackey Ahmed Chalabi, the lying criminal [69] who was convicted and sentenced by the Jordanian authorities for embezzlement and bank fraud in his absence (he fled the country before the police got their hands on him), and who provided most of the information that the ziocons used as "evidence" of Saddam having 'links-to-Al-Qaeda' and WMDs [70], was a long-time friend of 10th Dan Grandmaster ziocon Richard Perle [71], co-author of A Clean Break which cited the removal of Saddam Hussein as the key to the beginning of a securer Israel;

  • The Niger documents [72] forged to make it look like Saddam's regime had tried to acquire yellowcake uranium from Africa came from Israeli dual national ziocon Michael "Total War" Ledeen [73] [74] who came under the scrutiny of the FBI for that very reason but will probably (definitely) get away with it;

  • Paul Wolfowitz, "architect" of the Iraq war and the man who pushed hardest for it is an Israeli dual national and a spy for Israel, having forwarded to an Israeli government official a classified U.S. document back in 1978, and has a sister living in Israel; [75] [75b] From The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, a scholarly paper authored by Stephen Walt of Harvard University and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago:
    Wolfowitz is ... committed to Israel. The Forward once described him as "the most hawkishly pro‐Israel voice in the Administration," and selected him in 2002 as the first among fifty notables who "have consciously pursued Jewish activism." At about the same time, JINSA gave Wolfowitz its Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award for promoting a strong partnership between Israel and the United States, and the Jerusalem Post, describing him as "devoutly pro‐Israel," named him "Man of the Year" in 2003. [76]
    Not surprising, considering Richard Perle is director of it;

  • Lewis "Scooter" Libby, another OSP operative, Cheney's chief of staff, and Israeli dual national, credited with pushing Cheney to go public about Saddam's supposed ties to Al Qaeda and 9/11 and pushing Colin Powell to include the fake reports about Mohammed Atta's ties to Iraqi intelligence in his famous 2003 speech to the U.N. [77], was responsible for the outing of Valerie Plame as a CIA agent to punish her husband, Joseph Wilson, for exposing the Niger documents as fraudulent [78]. He was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison but was later pardoned by Bush; [79]

  • Douglas Feith, dual citizenship ziocon who worked out of both the OSP and PCTEG to bring us the Iraq war was also investigated by the FBI for spying for Israel and forced to leave the National Security Council (NSC) for his double-dealing [80];

  • Larry Franklin, Feith's deputy who worked under him at the OSP in the Pentagon [81] was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison [82] for leaking documents to Israel in the AIPAC spy scandal; [83]

  • Harold Rhode [84], Feith's Middle East Specialist and Undersecretary of Defense for Policy was investigated by the FBI over passing on classified information to Israel:
    An UPI report said another under-investigation official Mr Rhode "practically lived out of (Ahmad) Chalabi's office". Intelligence sources said that CIA operatives observed Mr Rhode as being constantly on his cell phone to Israel, discussing US plans, military deployments, political projects and a discussion of Iraq assets. [85]

  • William (or Bill) Luti [86], Chief of the OSP and another of Feith's men, having worked under Feith and Cheney before Bush wasn't elected, was subject to the same FBI investigation, for the same reason.

  • Thus, the casus belli for the Iraq war was put together by Israeli spies and Zionist agents, and derived from what's come to be known as "Feith-based intelligence" [87], or in other words, complete bullshit from the bowels of the ziocon Lie Factory [88], served on the silver platter of mainstream media to the American public and the people of the world who swallowed it whole for Eretz Israel [89]. Even so, most of the treachery that led to the Iraq war will go unpunished. It's usually a pretty sure thing that if you're a senior official in the U.S. government and you're caught spying for Israel, your treason will be dealt with leniently, or not at all. From an article by Laura Rozen and Jason Vest:

    Since the Pollard case [90], U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement sources have revealed to the Prospect that at least six sealed indictments have been issued against individuals for espionage on Israel's behalf. It's a testament to the unique relationship between the United States and Israel that those cases were never prosecuted; according to the same sources, both governments ultimately addressed them through diplomatic and intelligence channels rather than air the dirty laundry. A number of career Justice Department and intelligence officials who have worked on Israeli counterespionage told the Prospect of long-standing frustration among investigators and prosecutors who feel that cases that could have been made successfully against Israeli spies were never brought to trial, or that the investigations were shut down prematurely. [91]

    More War For Israel: Iran In The Crosshairs

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which lobbies the U.S. government on behalf of Israel, was instrumental in pushing for the Iraq war. Its policy was to keep a low profile with regard to its public position on Iraq, but behind the scenes it was a very different story. Democratic congressman Jim Moran:
    "AIPAC is the most powerful lobby and has pushed this war from the beginning. Because they are so well organized, and their members are extraordinarily powerful -- most of them are quite wealthy -- they have been able to exert power." [92] [92b]
    Documents leaked to Israel by the aforementioned criminal Zionist cabal member Larry Franklin went through two employees of AIPAC, Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, who are now awaiting trial over charges relating to violating provisions of the Espionage Act. [93]. Franklin is a former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyst who moved into the Pentagon to work for Bull Luti and Douglas Feith as their Iran expert, and while he's apparently not Jewish, he's long been associated with the ziocons and a good friend of Paul Wolfowitz. The documents he passed on to Rosen and Weissman, the AIPAC staffers, included a National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD) concerning U.S. policy toward Iran [94] [95]. James Petras says in his article, AIPAC on Trial:

    The Franklin-AIPAC-Israeli investigation was more than a spy case. It involved the future of US-Middle East relations and more specifically whether the "neo-cons" would be able to push the US into a military confrontation with Iran. Franklin was a top Pentagon analyst on Iran, with access to all the executive branch deliberations on Iran. AIPAC lobbying and information gathering was aggressively directed toward pushing the Israeli agenda on a US-Iranian confrontation against strong opposition in the State Department, CIA, military intelligence and field commanders. [96]

    The notion of attacking Iran and ideas about how to go about it were being bandied about in the Office of Special Plans since its very inception, but the ziocons had put too much on the U.S. public's plate with Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, all indications are that they're finally ready to try to push us into a war with Iran [97] [98] [99], in keeping with the plan they've had in mind all along; the plan to reorder the Middle East as outlined in A Clean Break with what Juan Cole [100] called a "one-two punch":

    It is an echo of the one-two punch secretly planned by the pro-Likud faction in the Department of Defense. First, the United States would take out Iraq, and then Iran. David Wurmser, a key member of the group, also wanted Syria included. These pro-Likud intellectuals concluded that 9/11 would give them carte blanche to use the Pentagon as Israel's Gurkha regiment, fighting elective wars on behalf of Tel Aviv (not wars that really needed to be fought, but wars that the Likud coalition thought it would be nice to see fought so as to increase Israel's ability to annex land and act aggressively, especially if someone else's boys did the dying). [101]

    What's being called the "Iran Group" or the Iranian Directorate was set up last year in the Pentagon to manage the Iranian 'threat'. It's looking very much like the old OSP, which was dismantled once its job of putting together the massive 'links-to-Al-Qaeda'/WMD disinfo campaign was complete and the Iraq war underway. Some of the same people who worked with the OSP and/or had a hand in lying us into the Iraq war are now working at the Iranian Directorate. Here are just a few:

  • Abram N. Shulsky, heads the Iranian Directorate, former OSP director, a member of PNAC, and an ardent devotee of Jewish neo-conservative icon Leo Strauss [102], who believed that the truth was for the elite to keep from the clueless masses for their own (not so) good. In a 1999 paper he co-authored with Gary Schmitt of the AEI called Leo Strauss and the World of Intelligence, Shulsky writes:
    "Strauss's view certainly alerts one to the possibility that political life may be closely linked to deception. Indeed, it suggests that deception is the norm in political life, and the hope, to say nothing of the expectation, of establishing a politics that can dispense with it is the exception." [103]
  • John Trigilio, a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyst and former OSP staffer;

  • Ladan Archin, an Iran specialist, OSP staffer who worked with Larry Franklin and the other zio-spies, studied with Paul Wolfowitz; [104] [105]

  • Elliot Abrams, Israeli dual national and son-in-law of arch-neocon Norman Podhoretz, founding member of PNAC, convicted on charges relating to the Iran Contra scandal, worked with Perle and Feith since the mid-70's; [106]

  • Michael Ledeen, Israeli dual national, OSP ziocon, most likely candidate for culpability in the Niger document forgery;

  • David Wurmser, wrote the Clean Break paper along with Perle and Feith, accused of spying for Israel, connected to the outing of Valerie Plame, etc. etc.

  • So it's all happening again - a feverish campaign for war being staged by the same PNAC/Clean Break/Iraq war/9-11 Zionists that got us into the mess we're in now. All of those people helped sell us the Iraq war, but of course there are many more shady characters involved than the ones listed above - Dick Cheney's still there, for instance. A media blitz is currently underway to sensationalise Iran's perfectly legitimate [107] nuclear development program, proliferate dubious claims [108] about Iranian weapons being smuggled into Iraq, and demonise president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [109], all sourced from information coming out of the Iran Group set up to make a new case for war by manipulating, cherry-picking, and fabricating intelligence [110] [110b], set up in the policy shop area of the Pentagon which housed its predecessor, the OSP [111].

    Dying For Zion

    When asked by reporters about civilian deaths during the Afghanistan campaign, General Tommy Franks said "we don't do body counts". Thankfully, others do.

    The official death toll total for U.S. soldiers and civilians (government stats as of October 16, 2007 [112.pdf] ) stands at 3,824 in Iraq and 446 in Afghanistan. The figure for those wounded and not returned to duty (WIA not RTD) within 72 hours stands at 12,672 for Iraq and 1,023 for Afghanistan. Military contractors are not included in those figures. There have been less British deaths, mainly due to the fact that there are less of them, and the Australian death toll is almost negligible, if there is such a thing as a negligible death toll - only two soldiers [113] and six contractors so far. [114]

    Dahr Jamail quotes Dr. Evan Kanter, president elect of Physicians for Social Responsibility:

    We know that the death tally in combat is more than 4,000, represented by the headstones we see around this hall. What we do not know is that these do not include suicides or post evacuation deaths induced by lethal wounds received in combat, nor even the deaths of over 1,000 private contractors. If we include all the wounded, the injured and the medically ill, we have a total of over 70,000, but the military intentionally camouflages and segregates the numbers in three categories that are extremely difficult to access.

    At any rate, coalition casualties seem to be incredibly low compared to that of the other side. The respected British polling firm ORB released the results of their poll in September of 2007, showing that 22% of Iraqi households had lost a family member, which equates to more than 1.2 million dead Iraqis.

    Given that from the 2005 census there are a total of 4,050,597 households this data suggests a total of 1,220,580 deaths since the invasion in 2003. Calculating the affect from the margin of error we believe that the range is a minimum of 733,158 to a maximum of 1,446,063. [115]

    In February of 2007 a BBC poll came up with the figure of 17% for the same thing, so the findings roughly corroborate eachother. According to Professor Gilbert Burnham and Professor Les Roberts,

    "There are now two polls and three scientific surveys all suggesting the official figures and media-based estimates in Iraq have missed 70-95% of all deaths. The evidence suggests that the extent of under-reporting by the media is only increasing with time." [116]

    Dr Gideon Polya points out that even those figures are inaccurate, because they are the stats for violent deaths only and don't include the nonviolent deaths that have occurred as an indirect result of the invasions, such as the infant mortality rate amongst other things. She includes in her analysis U.N. agency data of excess non-violent post-invasion deaths, to reach a more accurate figure of the total human cost of military intervention in the Middle East.
    The following analysis reveals that the total violent and non-violent post-invasion Iraqi excess deaths now total 1.5-2.0 million and that the total excess deaths in the Bush I and Bush II Asian Wars now total 8 million. Mainstream media ignoring of this horrendous, ongoing mass murdering of ethnically or culturally Semitic indigenous peoples amounts to near-comprehensive anti-Semitic Holocaust Denial. [117]

    Eight million is a staggering figure if you think about it. That's about 850,000 more people than the current total population of Israel [118], which is, as the evidence suggests, the prime mover behind all this bloodshed in the first place - we're out there killing and dying for Zion.

    The U.S. oil industry strongly opposed the embargo on Iraq, because it kept them away from Iraqi oil and prevented them from doing business in that country, and when Bush took the presidency in 2001 they worked hard to lobby against the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act of 1996, signed by Bill Clinton [119] [120]. But of course, the ziocons, intent on war, would have none of it.

    Furthermore, it simply doesn't make sense for a country to spend $300 million per day at a total cost of $1.2 trillion (and possibly as much as three trillion [121]) on wars that won't pay for themselves in oil. It does, however, make sense for treasonous pro-Israel Zionists to hijack America and use its military might and the lives of its sons and daughters to secure a future for Israel. Of course, the fact that we're killing for Israel and dying for Zion doesn't necessarily mean that it's not about oil - it just means it's not about America's oil.

    Before 1948 when the state of Israel was created [122], there was an oil pipeline running from Iraq to Palestine, into the area now called Haifa in Israel, but when the Zionists stole Palestine, Iraq re-routed the pipeline to Syria. Israel is a tiny little country with practically no oil resources of its own, and without oil, Israel ceases to exist. Israel's oil problem is another one of its "existential threats". Israel being Israel, the waspish, nasty, racist [124] little country that it is, is not on good terms with its oil rich Arab neighbours, so it has to import oil from countries like Angola, Columbia and Mexico. It's for this reason, among others, that removing Saddam was a key strategic goal for Israel, because Israel would very much like to see the old pipeline from Iraq to Haifa reopened [125] [126]. From an April 2003 Guardian article:

    Plans to build a pipeline to siphon oil from newly conquered Iraq to Israel are being discussed between Washington, Tel Aviv and potential future government figures in Baghdad.

    The plan envisages the reconstruction of an old pipeline, inactive since the end of the British mandate in Palestine in 1948, when the flow from Iraq's northern oilfields to Palestine was re-directed to Syria.

    Now, its resurrection would transform economic power in the region, bringing revenue to the new US-dominated Iraq, cutting out Syria and solving Israel's energy crisis at a stroke.

    In light of all the available information and news reports about the Israeli government's keen interest in reopening the old pipeline, suddenly an illegal $3 trillion U.S. invasion of Iraq planned by fat, white collar, dual citizenship Israel-firsters in the U.S. executive branch, and fought by impressionable young British and American pawns to steal Iraq's national oil reserves makes sense. Theoretically it'll solve the ziostani oil crisis and make Israel more secure, without risking a single Israeli life. "Special relationship" indeed.

    So as notable blogger and American patriot Qrswave points out: yes, the war is for oil, and the oil is for Israel [127]. Therefore, the war is for Israel - but you won't hear anything about it in the Zionist-friendly mainstream media.

    General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander admitted that the Iraq war was all about Israel in an interview with the Guardian in August of 2002:

    "Those who favor this attack now will tell you candidly, and privately, that it is probably true that Saddam Hussein is no threat to the United States. But they are afraid at some point he might decide if he had a nuclear weapon to use it against Israel." [128]

    Former U.S. Rep. John Hostettler spilt the beans in a self-published book entitled Nothing for the Nation: Who Got What Out of Iraq, claiming that Iraq was invaded to help secure Israel. He writes:

    "It cannot be debated that toppling Saddam was accomplished by means of a 'private compact' with political appointees and their underlings in the Pentagon to support the ideals of partisans . . . dedicated to another cause."

    The fact that Hostettler had to wait until retirement to reveal this information is testament to the power of the Israel lobby, which effectively forces politicians into self-censorship. You either voice your undying loyalty to Israel or forget about it.

    Distinguished academics Stephen Walt [129] and John Mearsheimer [130] pointed it out in their paper, the aforementioned The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, which has now been expanded upon and turned into a book: [131]

    Pressure from Israel and the Lobby was not the only factor behind the U.S. decision to attack Iraq in March 2003, but it was a critical element. Some Americans believe that this was a "war for oil," but there is hardly any direct evidence to support this claim. Instead, the war was motivated in good part by a desire to make Israel more secure. According to Philip Zelikow [132], a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (2001‐2003), executive director of the 9/11 Commission, and now Counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the "real threat" from Iraq was not a threat to the United States. The "unstated threat" was the "threat against Israel," Zelikow told a University of Virginia audience in September 2002, noting further that "the American government doesn’t want to lean too hard on it rhetorically, because it is not a popular sell." [133]

    Mark Weber writes in his article Iraq: A War For Israel:

    Whatever the secondary reasons for the war, the crucial factor in President Bush’s decision to attack was to help Israel. With support from Israel and America’s Jewish-Zionist lobby, and prodded by Jewish "neo-conservatives" holding high-level positions in his administration, President Bush – who was already fervently com­mitted to Israel – resolved to invade and subdue one of Israel’s chief regional enemies.

    This is so widely understood in Washington that US Senator Ernest Hollings was moved in May 2004 to acknowledge that the US invaded Iraq "to secure Israel," and "everybody" knows it. He also identified three of the influential pro-Israel Jews in Washington who played an important role in prodding the US into war: Richard Perle, chair of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board; Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary; and Charles Krauthammer, columnist and author.

    Further, he notes:
    In Britain, a veteran member of Britain’s House of Commons bluntly declared in May 2003 that Jews had taken control of America’s foreign policy, and had succeeded in pushing the US into war. "A Jewish cabal have taken over the government in the United States and formed an unholy alliance with fundamentalist Christians," said Tam Dalyell, a Labour party deputy and the longest-serving House member. "There is far too much Jewish influence in the United States," he added. [134]

    What's unfortunate is that the idea of a Zionist conspiracy and Jewish control of the government and media is seen to be an anti-Semitic cliche and therefore one of the most repugnant ideas imaginable, because nobody likes racism - but it's the absolute truth of the matter [135]. It's an awkward situation, but that's our predicament. The societal taboo of talking about these things, embedded into our cultural reality over the decades by Zionist organisations like the ADL and other groups has resulted in a social collective that largely self-regulates with regard to discussion about it, and some even regulate their own thinking of it. We have a situation whereby there are people who charge themselves with enlightening the rest of us with the truth, but feel as though it's necessary to compromise and censor themselves in order to make that task viable, and fit for mainstream consumption. The truth is that Jewish agents have been manipulating the U.S. into war (26 of the top 50 neocons who advocated for war with Iraq are Jewish), but those honest and conscientious enough to make it their message are seen to be peddling hate, being insensitive and holding extremist views. Too bad. When the truth is ugly and the problem extreme, taking anything less than an honest position is useless.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh was frank about Jewish influence in Washington in a recent interview with Amy Goodman:

    SEYMOUR HERSH: Money. A lot of the Jewish money from New York. Come on, let's not kid about it. A significant percentage of Jewish money, and many leading American Jews support the Israeli position that Iran is an existential threat. And I think it’s as simple as that. When you’re from New York and from New York City, you take the view of -- right now, when you’re running a campaign, you follow that line. And there’s no other explanation for it, because [Hilary Clinton is] smart enough to know the downside.

    AMY GOODMAN: And Obama and Edwards?

    SEYMOUR HERSH: I -- you know, it’s shocking. It’s really surprising and shocking, but there we are. That’s American politics circa 2007.

    I don't 'hate Jews' or any other ethnic or religious group, but I despise Zionism because it's an ideology predicated on racism [137] and a threat to world peace. That natural desire to move in defense of your planet, your country, your family and your fellow human beings arises out of love, not hate. But given our predicament, those of us that call for a mass awakening to these uncomfortable truths will be chastised by a culture of fear and for the most part, misunderstood. The louder the message, the more intense the reaction from those that stand to lose by it. Personal attacks and smears from Zionist factions with endless resources and the wrath of a complicit media is often the end for those who manage to effectively deliver this message [138] [139] [140], but it's essential that we continue to speak out in order to put a stop to the insanity of endless war for Israel.

    Also see:

    The Israeli Origins of the Iraq War

    Whose War?

    Jeffrey Blankfort: A War For Israel

    Are They Really Oil Wars?

    Yinon's Prophecy: Is the US Waging Israel's Wars?

    Attacking Iran for Israel? by Ray McGovern

    The War On Iraq: Conceived In Israel

    Haaretz: 'War in Iraq Conceived by 25 Jewish Intellectuals'

    Israel's Proxy War?

    Yes, The War is For Oil - and the Oil is For Israel

    Iraqi Oil To Be Shipped To Israel

    Pentagon Explores Option to Export Northern Iraqi Oil Via Israel

    Voice of the White House: Oil From Iraq To Israel

    Israel Eyes Iraqi Pipeline Project

    Israeli Pipedreams

    Oil and the Israel Lobby

    Iraq: A War For Israel

    Invading Iraq: Converging U.S. and Israeli Agendas

    The Agenda Behind the Hoax: What the Iraq War is About

    The Zionist Plan For The Middle East

    Hindsight is 20/20 - How Israel Duped U.S. Into Fighting Their Wars

    The Night After

    Who Is Sending Your Children To War?

    Office of Special Plans

    The Bomb Iran Faction

    Zion-power and War: From Iraq to Iran

    James Petras: US Military versus Israel Firsters

    Not Oil But Israel

    A Closer Look at Israel's Role in Terrorism

    Cloak and Swagger: The Larry Franklin Spy Case

    Serving Two Flags: Neocons, Israel and the Bush Administration

    The Spies Who Pushed For War

    Dual Citizenship: Loyal To Whom?

    Dual Loyalties: The Neocons and Israel

    The People Who Pushed For War

    US Gave Classified Iraq Information to Israel

    Israeli Spying Case Expands: Fomenting War With Iran

    Pentagon Office Home to Neocon Network

    Zionist Thinktanks Give Lessons in US Foreign Policy

    How the Zionists Subverted the American Antiwar Movement

    The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil

    The Lie Factory

    The Men From JINSA and CSP

    The Zionists Who Dominate the White House

    AIPAC's Overt and Covert Ops

    It's Not About Oil Stupid, But Flattening Arab Countries

    Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel - Bush Adviser

    9/11 Commission Director: Iraq War Launched to Protect Israel

    U.S. Rep. John Hostettler: Iraq was invaded to help secure Israel

    British Prime Minister: Israeli officials were part of decision to invade Iraq

    Democratic Congressman Jim Moran: AIPAC Pushed Iraq War

    Cheney Says U.S. Will Attack Iraq "For Israel's Sake"

    Chief Rabbi Thanks Bush for War Against Iraq [Youtube]

    Pro-'Surge' Group is Almost All Jewish

    The War For Israel

    Israel Is Pushing The U.S. To Attack Iran

    Richard Perle, Ex-Patriot?

    The Pentagon's Dynamic Duo: Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz

    Real Crimes of Wolfowitz Ignored

    Iran: The Neocons' Next War

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007

    Larry Silverstein and 9/11

    All the evidence suggests that 9/11 was an Israeli false flag operation, carried out with the assistance of key individuals and elements within the United States by a Zionist elite. One of these individuals is Larry Silverstein, who purchased the 99 year lease on the World Trade Center complex in July 2001 and who oversaw control of the complex before and during the attacks, along with Australian-Israeli real estate tycoon Frank Lowy of Westfield America. Silverstein and Lowy are good friends, and Silverstein has been a director of Lowy's Westfield America since May 1997. Silverstein is connected to the Zionist elite in Israel in numerous ways, most notably via his close association and friendship with no less than three former Israeli prime ministers, namely Benjamin Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak. Silverstein is especially close to Benjamin Netanyahu, father of the "war on terror" doctrine. According to, "Many Israeli politicians are acquainted in one degree or another with the 70-year-old Silverstein." It's via these channels that Silverstein was uniquely placed to assist Israeli intelligence and the Zionist mafia in Israel and America with carrying out the 9/11 attacks.

    As an American born Jew, Silverstein is an "ardent supporter" of the state of Israel and committed to Jewish causes. He was chairman of the board of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) and remains on the Board of Directors, along with his wife, Klara, who is also a founding member of the Jewish Women's Foundation. His son, Roger, and his daughter, Lisa, are also UJA contributors. Roger Silverstein, director of leasing for WTC 7, serves on the executive committee of the Real Estate Executive Division of the UJA, and his daughter Lisa is co-chair of the UJA (source). According to its website, the UJA is the most successful local charity in the history of the United States, and over the last 60 years has raised more than $1 billion for the state of Israel.

    Larry sits on the board of trustees for the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a "living memorial to the holocaust", and is on the "$500,000 and above" list of contributors (source). He's also contributed generously to the Jewish Children's Museum via Silverstein Properties, and is a supporter and benefactor of Tzivos Hashem, a Jewish children's organisation. He's a member of NYU's board of trustees, treasurer and trustee of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and according to an article by Christopher Bollyn, he also holds or held a senior position in the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) which has conducted spying operations in the United States for the Israeli government and works tirelessly on its behalf to silence any and all criticism of Israel and Israeli policy.

    Silverstein has investments in Israel. In fact, in 1992 he co-founded the Israel Export Development Company (IEDC) which sought to facilitate safer investment in Israel. This article by Michael Collins Piper states that Newt Gingrich's wife was on IEDC's payroll in 1995:

    In early 1995 the then-newly elected Republican House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, long a vocal advocate for Israel, gave a little-noticed speech in Washington before a gathering of military and intelligence officers calling for a Middle East policy that was, in his words, “designed to force the replacement of the current regime in Iran . . . the only long-range solution that makes any sense.”

    That the then-de facto leader of the “opposition” Republican Party endorsed this policy was no real surprise since, at that time, Gingrich’s wife was being paid $2,500 a month by the Israel Export Development Company, an outfit which lured American companies out of the United States into a high-tech business park in Israel.

    Marianne Gingrich was hired in '95 as Vice President for Business Development by Silverstein's IEDC, the same year her husband became speaker of the house. It was around that time that Newt Gingrich's foreign policy views became staunchly pro-Israel and opposed to Israel's perceived enemies, even to the point where he publicly called for the CIA to overthrow the Iranian government, as referred to by Piper in his article. That was well before 9/11, and his views haven't changed. His wife had no experience in international trade, and before that appointment she was an image consultant for BeautiControl Cosmetics (source), but of course, she denied it was a political payoff. From this Dec 1995 article:

    According to an article by Connie Bruck in the New Yorker of Oct. 9, "IEDC is trying to win approval from the Israeli government to manage a free-trade zone, and the Israeli government is highly dependent on United States aid—something that Gingrich is in a position to affect." It is no coincidence that despite drastic budget-cutting this year, Congress has left aid to Israel intact.

    Bruck Describes the IEDC as an offshoot of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS), a hawkish arm of the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S.

    The IEDC is indeed an offshoot organisation of the IASPS. This connects Silverstein to the think tank which produced the Clean Break policy document, authored for the Israeli government by neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser.

    Marianne Gingrich works closely with its president, Robert J. Loewenberg, who is also chairman of the board of the Koret Israel Economic Development Fund, which assigns interns to key congressional offices. According to Bruck, Loewenberg writes lengthy diatribes in the IASPS newsletter attacking the peace process, return of the Golan Heights to Syria, and "left-wing politicos and bureaucrats." He supports the immediate move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, which Gingrich is asking Congress to endorse.

    So Gingrich was staunchly supporting Silverstein's IEDC and its agenda, and the state of Israel in general, but his beauty consultant wife's employment as Vice President for Business Development was not a payoff, even though Silverstein told the Wall Street Journal that Newt Gingrich was one of several members of congress who were lobbied to support his company's proposal. We'll call it a favor then.

    Also worth mentioning here is the fact that BeautiControl is owned by Jewish billionaire Ronald Lauder of Estee Lauder fame, who as Chairman of the New York Council on Privatisation was the key individual responsible for privatising the World Trade Center just weeks before 9/11, putting it under the control of Silverstein and Lowy (see the Port Authority's July 24, 2001 press release on the "historic agreement" to privatise the WTC). Lauder is another committed Zionist, active in numerous Jewish-Zionist organisations including the Jewish National Fund, the World Jewish Congress and the ADL, and like Silverstein is a close friend of Likudnik Benjamin Netanyahu. Lauder also has investments in Israel and his daughter is married to Kevin Warsh, one of seven governors of the Federal Reserve. Lauder's friend, New York Governor George Pataki, was another key individual responsible for the privatisation of the WTC, and he and his wife Libby were both on Lauder's payroll. Like Lauder and Silverstein, Pataki is avidly pro-Israel, and so is his wife.

    Silverstein's political views are supposedly "left-leaning", but he supported his friend Ariel Sharon of the extremist Likud Party in Israel's last election, which makes perfect sense in light of the fact that Larry is such good friends with Likudnik Bibi Netanyahu that they'd speak on the phone every Sunday (other reports say daily). At the time of publication of this Haaretz article he was "the largest private donor to Hillary Clinton", rabid supporter of Israel, which bought him "an open door to the office of the junior senator from New York". So if Silverstein's dollars go to Hillary in the next US election, that too will make perfect sense, given that she is the best "left leaning" candidate for Israel and supports the Zionist doctrine of regime change and endless war in the Middle East on Israel's behalf.


    Larry Silverstein has received a lot of attention since 9/11, and his involvement has been well-documented. Four members of his staff were killed in the attacks, but as stated in the aforementioned Haaretz article, "he himself was saved only because a meeting he had scheduled that morning with officials of the Port Authority on the 88th floor of [WTC 1] was canceled at the last minute." He went to a doctor's appointment instead, and later stated "I had said to my wife, sweetheart, cancel my doctor's appointment. I have so much to do at the Trade Center... She got very upset and told me I had to go. As it turns out, that saved my life." Lucky Larry Silverstein. His son Roger and his daughter Lisa were also "running late" for work at the WTC on the day of the attacks. One of George W's 9/11 connections is via Silverstein's hiring of Securacom (now Stratasec) for the management of electronic security of the WTC complex. The president's brother, Marvin Bush, was on Securacom's board of directors from 1993 to June 2000. Securacom was also responsible for the security of United Airlines Inc and Dulles International airport at the time, which both had starring roles in the 9/11 attacks. The other security company servicing the airports used on 9/11 was the Israeli-owned ICTS, predominantly staffed by Israeli ex-Shin Bet officers.

    Former UJA board member and Israel-firster Lewis M. Eisenberg further connected that organisation to the events of 9/11 by overseeing the lease negotiation that led to Silverstein and Lowy acquiring control of the WTC complex. Eisenberg was chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the time, and delivered his UJA friends the WTC despite their bid being lower than that of Vornado Realty Trust, which pulled out after its failed attempt at negotiations with Eisenberg. Eisenberg is also a board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition and served on the National Board of Directors for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    But perhaps the most incriminating piece of evidence against Larry Silverstein was offered up by himself in his famous interview with PBS for a documentary called "America Rebuilds". What he says is with reference to WTC 7, which collapsed without having been hit by a plane and which he owned prior to taking out the lease of the WTC complex.

    "I remember getting a call from department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, 'We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse."

    "Pull" or "pull it" is established demolition jargon used in the industry, but Silverstein tried to back out of his Freudian slip thusly, through a spokesman for Silverstein Properties:

    "The Commander told Mr. Silverstein that there were several firefighters in the building working to contain the fires. Mr. Silverstein expressed his view that the most important thing was to protect the safety of those firefighters, including, if necessary, to have them withdraw from the building."

    So by "pull it" he meant "withdraw [the firefighters] from the building"? Not likely. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Assistant Chief responsible for WTC7 at the time Frank Fellini, there were no firefighters in the building to speak of. From Fellini:

    "...We were concerned that the fires on several floors and the missing steel would result in the building collapsing. So for the next five or six hours we kept firefighters from working anywhere near that building, which included the whole north side of the World Trade Center complex. Eventually around 5:00 or a little after, building number seven came down."

    The weekend before the attacks, the electricity in at least one of the towers was shut off, ostensibly to permit upgrading of the computer network cables (which could've been done without shutting down the power at the main terminal). That sort of action isn't taken without the knowledge of the owner; it could've only happened via direct or indirect instruction from Silverstein. To carry out the 9/11 operation the WTC security system would have to be temporarily disabled, thus the power-down. Bomb-sniffing dogs were also removed five days before the attacks.

    All the pieces of evidence fit together neatly when viewed as a whole; the fingerprints of the Israeli Mossad and operatives of the Zionist elite are all over the 9/11 attacks, and Silverstein's complicity was key.

    Update 1, March 28 2008: Silverstein Sues to Win Further $12.3 Billion in 9/11 Attack

    Update 2, April 15 2009: Port Authority Paying Larry Silverstein $21.5 Million To Develop The Freedom Tower Even Though He Has Absolutely No Role In Building It

    Update 3, April 25, 2010: Fox News Journalist: Silverstein Discussed Demolition of WTC 7 With His "Insurance Carrier" During a Phone Call on 9/11, and it's an Uncontroversial Fact.

    Unusual Evacuations and Powerdowns Prior to 9/11, Youtube

    Zionist Lewis Eisenberg Oversaw WTC Lease Negotiations

    Larry Silverstein, WTC 7, and the 9/11 Demolition

    "Lucky Larry" Silverstein

    Larry's "Pull it" Gaffe Examined

    A Look at Silverstein and 9/11

    Silverstein Family Were All "Running Late" On 9/11

    Financial Bonanza behind the 9/11 Tragedy: Who are the Financial Actors behind the WTC?

    Silverstein Makes a Huge Profit From the 9/11 Attacks

    Multi-Billion Insurance Compensation For Larry Silverstein

    Silverstein and the Greenberg Family

    Maurice Greenberg, profile

    BBC's Premature Announcement of WTC 7's Collapse

    BBC's WTC 7 Announcement, Youtube

    CNN's Premature Announcement of WTC 7's Collapse

    CNN's WTC 7 Announcement Guest-Starring Shimon Peres, Youtube

    What Caused Building 7's Collapse?

    Larry Silverstein Confronted
    (And Again, Just For Fun.)

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007

    Frank Lowy, Zionism and 9/11

    Fifty days before 9/11, Larry Silverstein's Silverstein Properties and Frank Lowy's Westfield America secured a 99-year lease on World Trade Center Buildings One, Two, Four and Five. Silverstein already owned Building Seven, aka the Salomon building. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey handed over control of the World Trade Center to Silverstein and Lowy on July 24, 2001, an "historic" agreement and "one of the largest privatization initiatives in history."

    Lowy leased the shopping concourse area called the Mall at the World Trade Center, made up of approximately 427,000 square feet of retail floor space. Silverstein and Westfield America insured the complex for $3.55 billion, but after the attacks of September 11 lodged a claim for $7.1 billion on the premise that each plane collision constituted a separate act of terrorism, doubling the payout. Most people know about "Lucky" Larry Silverstein's part in 9/11 and his dubious connections to Binyamin Netanyahu et al, but not much has been reported on Lowy, so let's have a look.

    Frank Lowy is a Hungarian Jew who arrived in Palestine in 1945 to fight with the Haganah terrorist organisation in the Israeli "War of Independence", later joining Israel's Golani Brigade which was created in February 1948. In 1952 he moved to Sydney, Australia, where he started building shopping centers, before going on to work in investment banking in London, New York and Los Angeles. He co-founded the Westfield Group, which he still chairs. According to Wikipedia, "Westfield currently has interests in total assets worth A$41 billion, representing 121 shopping centres in four countries with over 10 million square meters of retail space. It is the world's largest retail property group by equity market capitalization". In California alone, he has overseen Westfield's regional growth from 6 shopping centers to at least 59. At $3.8 billion, he's ranked #2 in Forbes.Com's list of Australia and NZ's richest individuals - one of three men, all Jewish, who make up Australia's wealthiest elites - and by the same standard is the 174th richest man in the world.

    Lowy's fondness for banking is not limited to the U.S. He's a board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia's central bank, which is the Australian version of the American Federal Reserve system and issuer of Australian banknotes. Lowy served a ten year term as director of the RBA.

    Frank the Zionist is not at all disinterested in world politics. In 2001 he was the Associate International Chairman of the Israel Democracy Institute, and in 2003 he set up the Lowy Institute for International Policy, an international think tank devoted to foreign affairs, a meddlesome endeavor which won him the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005 (aptly enough it was Wilson who signed the Federal Reserve Act). That same year, the Institute moved into its permanent home in Sydney’s CBD which was formally opened by Australia’s Prime Minister and Lowy's good mate, John Howard. Lowy joined Howard and Bill Clinton on a romantic "evening Sydney Harbour cruise" when Clinton visited Australia in 1996 (source), and is the "dubious donor" of approximately $100,000 to Bill's William J. Clinton Foundation. One of Lowy's many lawyers is Robert Bennett, who defended Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky fiasco.

    Frank Lowy (far right) with Bill Clinton and Australia's
    Foreign Minister Alexander Downer

    Other good friends of his include Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who has his own murky connections to 9/11 and who provides ideological support and political cover to the genocidal Likud Party of Israel in his broader role as one of the high overseers of the global mega-campaign of trans-corporate post-9/11 perception management. With a centralised mass media monopoly engineering a psycho-social zeitgeist favourable to the ongoing "war on terror" agenda, the status quo continues unabated in the absence of effective public resistance. Israel, whose Zionist Jews invented modern terrorism and who later manufactured and exported the myth of Islamic terrorism to a world which never had a problem with it before 9/11/01, has no better friend in the media than Murdoch and his empire.

    Like Silverstein, Lowy maintains close relationships with former Israeli prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak, and other high profile Zionists like Avinoam Brog, Barak's brother. Brog told the Sydney Morning Herald that Lowy's "influence is such that if he wanted to talk to any politician in Israel, then he could. And they will listen." Australia's political elite listen to Lowy, too:

    Frank’s friends in high places include the last four prime ministers — Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard and Kevin Rudd — and Australia’s new foreign minister, Bob Carr, who (as NSW premier) became enmeshed in the controversial demise of Liverpool’s Orange Grove shopping centre (a rival to Westfield) in 2004.

    Frank Lowy spends three months of the year at his home in Israel and has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as "a self-made man with a strong interest in the Holocaust and Israeli politics." He funded and launched the Israeli Institute for National Strategy and Policy, which will "operate within the framework of Tel Aviv University" in Israel and "

    Here's a look at what he's got going on in Tel Aviv:

    "Australian Entrepreneur Frank Lowy will be Chairman of the planned TAU Institute for National Strategy and Policy. Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk will act as Vice-Chairman."

    And from the Sydney Morning Herald (September 2008):

    As its chairman, Lowy has gathered some of the most influential policymakers in Israel and wealthiest international benefactors to sit on its boards.

    Much like the Lowy Institute in Sydney, it is a respected independent academic institute that studies key issues relating to national security and foreign affairs, but with a special focus on the Middle East.

    Its vice-chairman is Dan Meridor, a prominent lawyer and former politician in the centre-right Likud party. Meridor served as justice minister and finance minister in the 1990s, and is contemplating a return to politics with the Likud.

    Also on the board are the Israeli building contractor Alfred Akirov, the president of Tel Aviv University and former Israeli ambassador to the US, Itamar Rabinovich, and the Australian-born Martin Indyk, twice the US ambassador to Israel during the Clinton administration.

    Among those on the board of trustees are Lord David Alliance, an Iranian-born Jewish-British businessman and Liberal Democrat politician, and Sir Ronald Cohen, an Egyptian-born Jewish-British businessman known as "the father of British venture capital" and the man who bankrolled the leadership bid of the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

    Other trustees are the Chicago real estate mogul Lester Crown and the US property tycoon Mortimer Zuckerman, who owns New York's Daily News and is editor-in-chief of the influential US News & World Report.

    Furthermore, Lowy is a founding member of the International Advisory Council of the pro-Israel Brookings Institution in Washington. According to Wikipedia, "Brookings is generally considered one of the three most influential policy institutes in the U.S." The aforementioned Martin Indyk, former vice chairman of Lowy's Institute for National Strategy and Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Israel, is also a Director at Brookings. You can read about Indyk here. Some consider Indyk to be the prime suspect in the FBI's hunt for the Israeli spy known as "Mega".

    But Lowy's penchant for meddling in world affairs doesn't stop there. Lowy was vice president of a publication called the Australia/Israel Review (AIR), whose parent body is the Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), the Australian equivalent of its U.S. counterpart, AIPAC. The AIR is a right-wing Zionist publication whose editor, Michael Kapel, was forced to quit in '98 after the magazine published stolen membership lists of the One Nation party, an Australian nationalist political group. And in 2004, during a parliamentary inquest into the closing of an illegally built shopping centre, Lowy was very open about using his influence to sway New South Wales premier Bob Carr on Middle East policy while denying that he'd used it to his advantage on the matter of the shopping centre:

    JOHN RYAN: But you've got time for a 45-minute meeting with the Premier, a 45-minute with the Premier because you're a bit worried about his personal views on the Middle East.

    FRANK LOWY: Mr Ryan, some things are more important than a job. The state of Israel, to which I am fully committed, is more important for me than to do a job and I fitted it in because it was necessary and I felt it was necessary, and I wanted to do it.

    JACK RYAN: I wish you'd say these things at the beginning, Mr Lowy. I'm not trying to be difficult…

    FRANK LOWY: You must be joking if you tell me you're not trying to be difficult.

    JOHN RYAN: I simply think if you take the trouble to have a meeting with the most powerful political figure in New South Wales…

    FRANK LOWY: That's all I have to say, I don't have anything more to say about that subject.

    That wasn't the first time he'd voiced his concerns to Carr. When Palestinian political activist and politician Hanan Ashrawi was awarded the 2003 Sydney Peace Prize, Frank Lowy was one of the most vociferous among the chorus of Zionist protesters and Jewish lobbyists that decried the result and tried to pressure NSW premier Bob Carr and the Sydney Peace Foundation into not giving the award to Ashrawi. Lowy, among others, claimed that Ashrawi 'supported suicide bombings' and had a "long history of terrorist apologias and anti-Israel incitement". Sydney-based Jewish-Australian journalist Antony Loewenstein shows how fraudulent these claims are in the opening chapter of his book My Israel Question, arguing that Lowy and co's real problem with Ashrawi is her support for the Palestinian cause and anti-Zionist disposition.

    So, like Silverstein, Lowy is without question a filthy rich corporate Israel cheerleader. But there's also plentiful evidence that he's an outright crook, too. For instance, it appears that Lowy got involved in the British government's Cash for Peerages scandal with Lord Levy, one of Tony Blair's closest aides, back in 2002. From a 2002 Sunday Times article:

    Lord Levy, one of Tony Blair's closest and most trusted aides, was paid at least £250,000 by an Australian property group headed by one of the world's richest men. The payments, which the company has attempted to keep private, are far higher than previously thought and began in 1999, the year Levy was appointed Blair's envoy to the Middle East, reporting directly to the prime minister.

    They were authorised by Frank Lowy, the head of the Westfield Corporation, who has business and political interests in Israel and whose company is seeking planning permission to develop shopping centres across Britain. Lowy is a veteran campaigner on Jewish causes. He fought as a commando in Palestine during the 1948 Israeli war of independence and served with the Golani Brigade, which is currently serving in the occupied territories.

    The disclosure has raised questions of "cash for foreign policy". MPs expressed concern at Levy's potentially conflicting roles as a consultant for a powerful multinational company and supposedly impartial and unpaid envoy. Levy said he paid privately for trips he made on behalf of Blair. In a letter to Jack Straw, the foreign secretary, Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, said:

    "I am concerned the Foreign Office's diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East should apparently be so closely tied to the aims of one of the world's richest men."
     Baker said Levy appeared to be "simultaneously a quasi-minister, Labour fundraiser and consultant to a company seeking to influence government policy.

    Looks like Lowy thought he could swing things Israel's way with his shekels. Lord Levy is himself a committed Zionist, a member of the UK parliament's Labour Friends of Israel, has a private residence and a business in the Jewish State, and is a personal friend of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. His son, Daniel, used to work for Barak, and also for former Israeli justice minister Yossi Beilin.

    The Times article also offers this information about Lowy:

    Lowy has donated about £200,000 to build a memorial museum in Israel for his former brigade and has toured old battle sites with former comrades. His personal wealth was recently estimated by Forbes magazine at £1.5 billion and he is well known in Australia as a philanthropist supporting Jewish causes. Through the Westfield Foundation he has given to the United Israel Appeal, an organisation for resettling Jewish immigrants in Israel. His family was last year preparing to invest more than £30m in property and media interests in Israel.

    Look what Lowy got himself into in 2006:

    Lowy implicated in Israel bank scandal

    PM - Wednesday, 25 October , 2006

    One of Australia's richest businessmen has been embroiled in a high-level corruption scandal involving the Prime Minister of Israel.

    Israeli press reports claim that the billionaire owner of the Westfield Group, Frank Lowy, was involved in the scandal with the Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last year.

    They allege that Mr Olmert had a conflict of interest because he advanced Mr Lowy's interests in the privatisation of a major Israeli bank, Bank Leumi.

    The Justice Ministry is investigating suspicions that Mr Olmert interfered with the tender to benefit Mr Lowy and another bidder, Daniel Abraham.

    There are also allegations of a conflict of interest by the Prime Minister through a law firm that dealt with Mr Lowy's affairs in Israel.

    The head of that firm is Ehud Olmert's father-in-law Professor Yossi Gross.

    A spokesman for Frank Lowy is rejecting the claims tonight.

    Emma Alberici reports

    EMMA ALBERICI: Overnight Israel Attorney General confirmed he was investigating claims that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accepted bribes from two international businessmen.

    The bribes have allegedly been paid to help advance their interests during the 2005 privatisation of Israel's Bank Leumi, the country's second biggest bank.

    The two businessmen referred to in reports are said to be the Prime Minister's personal friends, one of which was named on the Hebrew language website, News First Class, as Frank Lowy, the Australian billionaire owner of the Westfield group.

    Various reports during the tender process last year said the Australian real estate tycoon was in partnership on the Bank Leumi bid with American media and property mogul Mortimer Zuckerman.

    The website News First Class, first published the claims two weeks ago, which also say Ehud Olmert never declared a conflict of interest he had during the tender process.

    His father-in-law, Yossi Gross heads the law firm, which allegedly deals with Frank Lowy's affairs in Israel.

    Frank Lowy is a Holocaust survivor who immigrated to Israel to fight in the Jewish underground before joining the rest of his family in Australia in 1951.

    55 years on, he's the country's second richest businessman, worth $5.5 billion. His $74 million super yacht Ilona is often seen at the (inaudible) docks in Israel.

    In March of this year, the Lowy family's LGF Holdings poached two investment bankers at UBS in Tel-Aviv to start a funds management business they called ION Asset Management.

    Media reports over the past few years variously link the Lowy family name to the sales of three banks in Israel.

    Israel's Attorney General has ordered the probe into claims that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accepted the bribes while he was Acting Finance Minister.

    Lowy's business partners in the bid for Bank Leumi were mega-Zionist billionaires Mortimer Zuckerman, former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organisations, and AIPAC Board Member Daniel Abraham. You couldn't find more Zionist company if you tried.

    So at the very least, Lowy is heavily involved in Jewish affairs and Zionist lobby groups, he's extremely cozy with criminal Zionist elites, and he's a fanatical Zionist himself. So are his three sons: Peter Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield Corp with his brother Stephen, sits on the board of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and is chairman of the board of the University of Judaism, which has been renamed the American Jewish University after its merger with the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Peter publishes the Jewish Journal which glorifies him in return:

    Last Thursday night, at a banquet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the [University of Judaism] celebrated its 60th anniversary by honoring [Peter] Lowy. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was there, and President Bill Clinton and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sent their best by video.

    Peter is an important man in the U.S.: he chairs the Homeland Security Advisory Council, serves on the RAND Corporation Executive Committee and Board of Trustees and still finds time to serve Israel through the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) as a member of the Executive Committee. He's described as a "deep-pocket contributor" to both the Democrat and Republican parties.

    David Lowy is manager of the Tel Aviv-based Ion Asset Management and CEO of the family's LFG Holdings which has millions of dollars of investments in Israel, and Stephen Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield, is chairman of the United Israel Appeal.

    Frank Lowy has a long history of tax evasion. In 2008 it was revealed that he and his three sons had hidden $US68 million from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and the IRS in a secretive Liechtenstein bank (Liechtenstein Global Trust, or LGT) through a complex network of shell companies and offshore trusts. The money was channeled via various dodgy transfers into the Luperla Foundation's account at LGT set up in May 1997 by the Lowys and Israeli lawyer Joshua Gelbard. Luperla was dissolved for "undisclosed reasons" by Frank Lowy in late 2001, around the time of 9/11, with Lowy claiming that the funds were "distributed for charitable purposes in Israel". He refused to reveal details of the supposed charities, and internal LGT documents showed that in fact the funds were transferred to Bank Jacob Safra in Switzerland.

    Peter Lowy - ABC News Photo Illustration

    Peter Lowy, when called on by the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for testimony, refused to talk:

    But senators tried to make up for his silence, offering accounts of shadowy shell corporations, secret transactions, mysterious acquisitions, exotic locations, all topped off by allegations of a late-night flight by Lowy this month to avoid a government subpoena. [...]

    The subcommittee, chaired by [Senator Carl] Levin, released the results of a six-month investigation last week detailing the practice, estimating that it cost the Treasury $100 billion a year. Many of the allegations come from documents provided by a former LGT employee to authorities in the U.S. and other countries.

    "The Greenfield and Lowy case histories unfold like spy novels, with secret meetings, hidden funds, shell corporations, captive foundations and complex offshore transactions spanning the globe from the United States to Liechtenstein, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands, Australia and Hong Kong," Levin said. [...]

    The Lowy family released a statement saying that it had met its tax obligations in the United States and Australia, that the money in question was legally held in Liechtenstein, and that it was "distributed for charitable purposes in Israel some years ago without claiming a tax deduction."

    But Levin said the Lowy family had refused to give the subcommittee information about the donations.

    "The Lowy family engaged in layer upon layer upon layer ... of activity to hide assets in a Liechtenstein bank," Levin said after the hearing. "We've got to end it."

    Senator Levin would later use similar language when speaking to the press. "The complex structure that was set up and the movement of tens of millions of dollars from Liechtenstein to a Swiss bank seemed like facts more out of a spy novel than related to a normal bank account," he told Bloomberg. Levin further elaborates on the "ingenius set-up" here, and an ABC News video report is viewable here.

    The Lowy family's tax lawyer in Australia is Frank's friend Mark Leibler AC, one of the most prominent members of the Australian Zionist lobby. On page 178 of his book Murder By Media, Scott Balson wrote:

    As for AIR chairman and tax lawyer Mark Leibler, he is perhaps best known for inventing tax havens to get his super-wealthy clients off with little or no taxes. When ABC's 7:30 Report did a story on July 8 1996 asking "Where is the missing $800 million?" that the government had promised to collect from ultra-wealthy tax dodgers [details here], it answered its own question, stating "All roads to Leibler--Mark Leibler." Indeed, the 1984 McCabe LaFranchi Report on Tax Avoidance named Leibler as a director of seven companies, and an advisor of many others, which went to the "bottom of the harbour" in the well-known scam of that name.

    The website for the Council of Christians and Jews lists some of Leibler's roles in various Jewish-Zionist organisations:

    He is deputy chairman ... of the National Australia Bank Yachad Scholarship Fund, which sends Australian scholars of diverse backgrounds ... to study in Israel in areas of world's best practice and return with ideas and experiences of advantage to Australia. [...]

    He is the only practising lawyer cited in Business Review Weekly's '50 most influential business people in Australia' (February 2000); he is also one of the '50 Inspiring Australians' in Wendy McCarthy's A Fair Go: Portraits of the Australian Dream (1999).

    Mark Leibler's list of wider business commitments, from directorships of such corporate entities as Coles Myer and Jetset tours, is overwhelmed by his huge commitments to Jewish causes in Australia, Israel and internationally. His current roles include Chairman of the World Board of Trustees of Keren Hayesod — United Israel Appeal, member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, National Chairman of the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council [AIJAC], Life Chairman of the United Israel Appeal of Australia, Governor of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Governor of Haifa University.

    He is also Governor of Tel Aviv University (home to Frank Lowy's Israeli Institute for National Strategy and Policy), former president of the Zionist Federation of Australia (10 year term), and executive member of the World Zionist Organisation, and occasionally writes op-eds for the leading newspapers defending Israeli crimes and complaining about "anti-Semitism". When the Mossad carried out the extrajudicial, extraterritorial assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, Leibler argued that it was unreasonable to class it as a murder. "Irrespective of who was responsible, describing the killing of Mabhouh as ‘murder’ is questionable and ignores the likelihood that the killing of an active terrorist leader from a violent rejectionist organisation positively saved lives," he said. Leibler himself was accused of having links to the Mossad by a former Liberal Party MP, but the documents presented as evidence were written off as fakes. Leibler made Prime Minister John Howard's "elite list" for donating $132,000 to the Liberal Party, which bought him a barbeque with Howard and George W. Bush in 2003. He also enjoys chatting to Obama about Israel. His extended bio is here [.pdf].

    Frank Lowy's financial contributions to both sides of the Australian political pseudo-divide also deserve a mention. From this article:

    Westfield shopping mall developer Frank Lowy topped the list of Jewish donations with $624,200 - $311,900 to the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and $312,300 to the Liberals.

    The right wing Liberal party got $400 more than their Labor counterparts; maybe Frank penalised the latter for being such stick-in-the-muds over Iraq.

    We know the attacks of September 11 were carried out to further the political agenda of the Zionists, so it was by no coincidence that two of them - Frank Lowy and his pal Larry Silverstein, who both have intimate friendships with Israel's political elite - purchased the lease of the World Trade Center complex just weeks before it was destroyed. And it certainly wasn't Muslims who benefited from this murderous PSYOP; it was Israel.


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    Note: As of the time of this writing (June 2009), the above article has risen to fourth place on a Google search of 'Frank Lowy', making it available to those whose interest and knowledge of Lowy is limited to his involvement with Australian soccer as Chairman of the Football Federation of Australia. Thus, visitors to this website who have not independently researched 9/11 but feel compelled to comment anyway by drawing on a TV education are politely asked to check out Larry Silverstein and 9/11 and Israel and 9/11 before leaving comments in the thread below (better still, see this, this or this). All comments, not including gratuitous spam and irrelevant bullshit, have been and will be published.

    Update, Sunday, July 1, 2012: This article has been 'Orwelled' by Google, as this commentator observes (post #4). By 2011 it had climbed the ranks to second place in a Google search of 'frank lowy', thus attracting some mainstream attention from readers whose interest in Lowy has nothing to do with his key role in the historic privatisation of the World Trade Center immediately prior to its wholesale demolition, and more to do with his celebrity status as Australia's richest man, or his very public role in Australian soccer as that old white collar billionaire bureaucrat you might see on TV when the football's on, dribbling shit from between the podium and the banner behind it which hangs there to make sure you notice the logos of his corporate cohorts.
    Not long after its unexpected rise to prominence on Google and other search engines, the article above has disappeared from Google's listings. Not taken a dive in the rankings by a page or two or ten or twenty, but gone; removed completely. Who knows how or when it happened, but use DuckDuckGo (which unlike Google doesn't track you) or your own preferred search engine to see how this article would be ranking if Google had resisted whatever pressures were brought to bear, presumably by the Lowy family via their lawyers / janitors; the "fixers" who quietly clean up behind them with paper shredders, gag orders and lethal injections in order to hide their assorted crimes, cock-ups and embarrassments. Or maybe a random system error on a Google server fortuitously coincided with Lowy's PR interests, perhaps thanks to a bit of "Lucky" Larry Silverstein's good fortune having rubbed off onto Frank, and this update, like the black-Googled article that preceded it, is just another vitriolic fit of anti-Semitic conspiracy terrorism.