Historic New Harpers Article Exposes Who Controls America

By Eric Zuesse

There can be little doubt now: America’s decades-long catastrophic failures to make significant progress in eliminating even a single one of the numerous jihadist groups around the world is due to the American government’s secret under-the-table crucial ongoing assistance to those groups, and this American-government support has intentionally encouraged recent terrorist events especially in Syria, Libya, and other countries that had been allied with Russia — but which might be flipped ‘our’ way, by those jihadists. In such countries (America’s ‘enemies’), the U.S. government calls the jihadist groups ‘moderates’ and ‘pro-democracy.’ But in Christian, Jewish, and Shiite-Muslim dominant countries, they’re instead called “terrorists,” which is what they actually are. George Orwell called such linguistic tricks for fooling any nation’s mass of suckers, “Newspeak,” but America’s version is more sophisticated than his fictional one was. And so is America’s version of Orwell’s “Big Brother” more sophisticated than his — and now we know what it actually is, because of this:

The great investigative journalist Andrew Cockburn, in the January 2016 issue of Harpers Magazine, has come forth with what may be the best public-affairs article I’ve ever seen (it’s at that link), because he has interviewed key individuals in the U.S. government’s CIA and other intelligence agencies, some of whom he even identifies by name (i.e., they’re retired), and all of whom provide different details of the very same stunning huge story, a story that I have been reporting only in bits and pieces over the past year, but for which Cockburn offers an astounding amount of fuller and entirely new documentation — it blows everything else away.

To boil it all down (which he sadly doesn’t): The fundamentalist-Sunni royal family of the Sauds have bought the highest levels of the U.S. government in order to control U.S. foreign policies, especially the ongoing wars to take down the governments of Iraq, Libya, Syria, and ultimately (they hope) of Russia itself, which latter nation has allied itself instead with Shiia countries. The controlling entities behind American foreign policies since at least the late 1970s have been the Saud family and the Sauds’ subordinate Arabic aristocracies, which are the ones in Qatar (the al-Thanis), Kuwait (the al-Sabahs), Turkey (the Turkish Erdoğans, a new royalty), and UAE (its six royal families: the main one, the al-Nahyans in Abu Dhabi; the other five: the al-Maktoums in Dubai, al-Qasimis in Sharjah, al-Nuaimis in Ajman, al-Mualla Ums in Quwain, and al-Sharqis in Fujairah). Other Saudi-dominated nations — though they’re not oil-rich (more like Turkey in this regard) — are Pakistan and Afghanistan.

On December 15th, the Sauds formed their own Sunni-Islamic version of the American aristocracy’s NATO; and, though it shares one existing member with the 28-member NATO military alliance, which is Turkey, the other 34+ nations in it are, like the Sauds’ Kingdom itself, ruled by Wahhabist-Salafist leaders, and are likewise vigorously against both Russia and Shiite-led countries — just as NATO itself also is.

Cockburn mentions by name only the al-Sauds, but he documents the cooperation of the other Kingdoms in the ringleading Sauds’ fundamentalist-Sunni plan, for, essentially, a Saud Caliphate, which dream had actually started when Muhammad Ibn Saud and Muhammad Ibn Wahhab in the year 1744 swore their mutual oaths to one-another that started Saudi Arabia: Saud’s descendants would be authorized by Wahhab’s clerics to be approved by God to rule, in return for which the Sauds would impose upon their subjects the Wahhabist-Salafist version of Islam, and would allow the Wahhabist clerics to make the country’s laws, with the approval of (and enforcement by) the Sauds. It’s the traditional deal between a nation’s aristocrats and its clergy, but superpowered in the Sauds’ case with ‘god’s’ gift of oil, and America’s commitment of weapons (which is an endless boon to America’s weapons industry).

As I have documented previously, the bookkeeper for Al Qaeda, who also was their traveling bagman who personally collected in cash each one of the many multi-million-dollar donations to al-Qaeda, has testified in stunning detail, under oath (not merely as the interviewee of some journalist), regarding the identities of the chief funders of al-Qaeda; and, he said, to summarize, that, “Without the money of the — of the Saudi you will have nothing”; but, even Hillary Clinton, in a much quoted 2009 wikileaked cable telling America’s Ambassadors what to say to the Islamic-nation rulers (quoted from also by Cockburn), mentioned this Saudi problem, when she addressed the issue indirectly to the Sauds, via the U.S. Saudi Ambassador:

While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) takes seriously the threat of terrorism within Saudi Arabia, it has been an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority. Due in part to intense focus by the USG over the last several years, Saudi Arabia has begun to make important progress on this front and has responded to terrorist financing concerns raised by the United States through proactively investigating and detaining financial facilitators of concern. Still, donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide. … In contrast to its increasingly aggressive efforts to disrupt al-Qa’ida’s access to funding from Saudi sources, Riyadh has taken only limited action to disrupt fundraising for the UN 1267-listed Taliban and LeT-groups that are also aligned with al-Qa’ida and focused on undermining stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

So: we know that al-Qaeda was an operation financed chiefly by the Saud family not only pre-9/11, but until at least 2009.

She went on to request, almost to plead with them:

We would like to stress our interest in broadening and deepening this dialogue and information exchange as we still lack detailed information on the ultimate sources of terrorist financing emanating from the Kingdom.

No sanctions against them were threatened: a subordinate doesn’t threaten his (or her) master.

She also requested their:

cutting off the flow of funds from Saudi Arabia to foreign religious, charitable, and educational organizations that propagate violent extremist ideologies to vulnerable populations.

She went on also to mention, regarding Kuwait (whose Sabah family are ruling there only because the Sauds want them to):

the specific activities of terrorist financiers in country, Kuwaiti charities financing terrorism abroad, and Kuwait’s lack of a comprehensive anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regime. … Al-Qa’ida and other groups continue to exploit Kuwait both as a source of funds and as a key transit point. … A particular point of difference between the U.S. and Kuwait concerns Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS). In June 2008 the USG domestically designated all RIHS offices RIHS under Executive Order 13224 for providing financial and material support to al-Qa’ida and UN 1267-listed al-Qa’ida affiliates, including Lashkar e-Tayyiba, Jemaah Islamiyah, and Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya.

To Kuwait’s Sabahs themselves, she said:

We remain concerned that the continued absence of counterterrorism legislation criminalizing terrorist financing will continue to prevent effective counterterrorist efforts.

She noted regarding Qatar:

Qatar has adopted a largely passive approach to cooperating with the U.S. against terrorist financing. Qatar’s overall level of CT cooperation with the U.S. is considered the worst in the region.

However, she said nothing at all to the rulers, the Thanis, themselves.

To UAE’s Nahyans, she concluded by saying:

We urge your government to strengthen its regulatory and enforcement regime to interdict cash couriers transiting major airports.

To Pakistan’s rulers, she said:

We urge your government to support the international community’s efforts to combat terrorist financing. … We urge your government to comply with UN and domestic legal obligations to enforce sanctions on the Pakistan-based, UN-proscribed NGOs al Rashid Trust and al Akhtar Trust, and all successor organizations that continue to funnel money and provide other forms of support to the Taliban and LeT. … We emphasize that social services provided by NGO extremist organizations, such as Jamaat-ud Dawa (JUD) challenge the legitimacy of your government to provide for its people.

The clergy in all of those countries are mainly Wahhabist, which outside Saudi Arabia is instead called Salafist. This is the fundamentalist wing of Sunni Islam, and it is rabidly anti-Shiite. It dominates not only Arabia but also Pakistan and Afghanistan; it’s the jihadist wing of Islam, the wing that promotes restoring the “Caliphate” or Islamic Empire.

Secretary of State Clinton had nothing to say in this cable, to Shiite-dominant countries, such as Iran, Iraq, and Syria, nor to Bahrain which is Sunni-ruled, by the Salafist al-Khalifa family, who continue to rule their majority-Shiite population only because in 2011, U.S. weapons and Saudi soldiers slaughtered opponents of the regime. Here was the never-telecast U.S. news-report about that, and here is an interview with its reporter, who was fired and blackballed from U.S. media for having tried to report it. (A youtube news-medium, Vice News, wasn’t as corrupt: they allowed their report to run.)

So, it’s remarkable that Andrew Cockburn is able to get his extraordinarily honest article published in a mainstream American news-medium. Perhaps Harpers Magazine is suddenly testing the limits of what the U.S. aristocracy will tolerate to be published. But whatever the reason is, it’s to be welcomed, and applauded.

The only scientific study that has yet been done of whether or not the U.S. is a democraacy or instead a dictatorship found that it’s a dictatorship; and now the international extension of that dictatorship, if not the chief figures in this dictatorship (if America’s aristocracy actually is subordinate to the Sauds), can be more clearly understood. But, perhaps, one can safely say that the alliance between the U.S. aristocracy and the royal Sauds, is emerging as a global dictatorship, a dictatorial type of world government. Because, clearly: those two aristocraciues have been, to a large extent, ruling the world together, for several decades now. From their perspective, jihadists are themselves a weapon, not merely a political nuisance.

This is a more realistic explanation of America’s decades-long catastrophic failures to make significant progress in eliminating even a single one of the numerous jihadist groups around the world: that’s how things have been planned to be. It’s not just ‘intelligence errors’ or ‘not being tough enough.’ Those ‘explanations’ are just cover-stories, propaganda, PR from the aristocrats. It’s skillful ‘crowd control’: keeping the people in their ‘proper’ places.

Listening to America’s Presidential campaign ‘debates’ in this light enables a viewer to understand better the pressures upon each one of the candidates — and upon the moderators who ask the questions, and who don’t ask the follow-up questions that will expose the lies in the answers. It’s not merely a contest between the candidates; it is all part of a collective war by the aristocracy against the public, to keep them in their ‘proper’ places.

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Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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  • nomadfiles

    Hmmm… That helps to explain this picture.

    Subordinate and master.

    • mulga mumblebrain

      Without Saudi support for the petro-dollar, the USA goes down the plug-hole. Without US military support, the Saud crime family, possibly the most Evil Mafia in history, would be hanging from lamp-posts (their decapitated corpses, that is). The US support for this vile, monstrous, regime, gives the lie to all the garbage about ‘Our Moral Values’ at least.

      • Coonhound

        Saudis are finished. This is disinformation at its finest. KIng has dementia. Squabbling prince heirs number in the dozens[?] as King Faisal had 29 wives, spelling trouble in billionaire paradise. Costly Yemeni war on the southern front, declining oil deposits, a restless population tired of poverty and strict Islamic law (cutting off hand for stealing despite theft of EVERYTHING BY ROYALS, women’s frustration w/ property status-no rights). This is NOT the picture of a nation that controls anything anymore. Now Israel on the other hand? See my post below, no need to repeat but MASSIVE OIL FINDS IN GOLAN HEIGHTS REGION and gas deposits in Mediterranean.TECHNICALLY SYRIAN LAND AS ACKNOWLEDGED BY EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND THE UN, illegally occupied by IDF. Evidence of possible tactical nukes being used in Syria, definitely chemical weapons (blamed on Assad but debunked by UN and independent investigators). A state using any means necessary including diplomatic, NGO FRONTS [AIPAC, ADL] military, propaganda (genocide guilt shaming while committing it themselves), state sponsored terror (ISIS), financial markets, puppet govts, have I left anything out?

  • Charlie Primero

    Eric Zuesse,

    Are you Jewish?

    • cettel

      I don’t answer ad-hominem questions. But if you have an ad-rem question, I’ll respond to it.

      • Carl_Herman

        Eric – your first paragraph is gold! It’s powerful and accurate. If I had to bet what Cockburn is doing, given all our limitations of vision, is serving the .01% to prepare for “regime change” in Saudi Arabia to go their way. I mean, just look at how Cockburn ends his article: fear of more terrorists in upcoming generations to keep this “war of terror” alive.

        • mulga mumblebrain

          Personally, I see two tendencies at work. First, after decades of purging Western societies of all decent men and women, and making the psychopathic pseudo-religion of Free Market capitalism the ONLY acceptable means by which to govern and meet the multitude of crises descending upon humanity, Western ruling elites are now composed almost entirely of evil, destructive, egomaniacal psychotics. The takeover of these societies by Jewish Fifth Columns has exacerbated this process, because making total, unquestioning, loyalty to Israel and your proximate Jewish Boss mandatory has further purged politics, business and the MSM of any residual human beings.
          Secondly, these psychopaths are driven to dominate and destroy, and prey on others without restraint or mercy, by heredity and socialisation. Hence the tremendous growth in inequality, the destruction of decent employment, the social sadism and viciousness of mass incarceration, Draconian sentences, huge numbers buried alive in solitary confinement and welfare destruction (eg the thousands denied water in Detroit)and the Holocaust of military aggression afflicting the planet. The next step is pretty easy to predict. The psychopaths, in this age of computerisation, automation and robotisation, do not need the 99% anymore. We only represent a threat and a menace. Whether by the thermo-nuclear war that the psychopaths seem to be slavering for (just how they expect to survive is beyond me) or, my tip, through some ‘mysterious’ pandemic, I cannot imagine that a great culling is not on the cards in the next few years. Piece-meal slaughters like Syria can’t do the job.

          • nomadfiles

            You said a mouthful. That’s why I don’t get why there are not more folks concerned about what is being dumped on them from skies. The culling may have already begun.

          • nomadfiles

            Case in point:

            German researcher Harald Kautz-Vella is one of those rare beings who can weave together both the spiritual-metaphysical and the scientific. He started to look at the topics of AI, chemtrails, Morgellons, Smart Dust, and nano-technologies while looking at environmental protection analysis and, “came across a number of substances that shouldn’t have been in nature because they are 100% artificial, and they are high-tech, and there is no other reason to have them in the environment apart from intent — and not the best one, let’s put it this way.” http://chemtrailsplanet.net/2015/12/18/extra-terrestrial-link-to-chemtrails-smart-dust-and-morgellons/

          • nomadfiles

            The culling may have already begun.

      • Charlie Primero

        Is “cettel” actually Eric Zuesse?

        • cettel

          I answered that question to a reader-comment above here, by saying: “I try to post my comments as “Eric Zuesse” but usually, at this and several other sites, it doesn’t take, so I need to use the facebook connection.”

      • berger friedrich-wolfgang

        But , you already have Answered , Denying to Answer Yes or No , your “NOT – ANSWER” Hides More , than a “YES” !!!

    • John

      Whether Zuesse is Jewish or not may not be so important as whether he supports the lies of the Empire or not. Zuesse defends Roosevelt’s lying the US into WWII. So much to where he stands,

  • “Who controls the issuance of money controls the government!” Nathan Meyer Rothschild

  • November 25th, 2015 Full-Blown Tyranny in America Approaches

    Republican and Democrat presidential aspirants support escalated war on terrorism – code language for greater homeland and foreign wars on humanity, including against remaining fundamental freedoms, disappearing in plain sight, perhaps entirely gone no matter who succeeds Obama in January 2017.

    http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2015/11/25/full-blown-tyranny-in-america-approaches#more40950

  • berger friedrich-wolfgang

    What today is Presented & Sold to Us Connectionless , Piece by Piece , Represents the loose Conglomerate of “BILDERBERGERS” , Now , Brandnew Enriched with a History (?) of Arab ROYALS ! Has Washington’svlog a Deal with HOLLYWOOD for new SCRIPTS for Game of THRONES ? “HUMANITY” , Fighting the “COLONIAL EMPIRE of ROTHSCHILD’S Khazarian MAFIA” , in THEIR “OFFENSIVE on “EARTH – MAINLAND ASIA” , for “Planetary FULL SPECTRUM DOMINANCE” , simple for the Installation of a “New World Order” ! And We are CHALLENGED , with a “SOAP OPERA” !!! YEPEEH !

  • Dec 18, 2015 Federal Reserve Is A Giant Kazoo-Playing Squid Drowning Out Beautiful Music Of Free Market Orchestra

    Mike Maloney & Stefan Molyneaux discuss the delusion that central planners suffer from, and the unseen damages that they bestow upon humanity.

    https://youtu.be/tiTUVHq4aQI

  • mark g.

    Not a word about Israel. Not one. What foreign state is the most sacred, untouchable ‘ally’ in all of Official Washington?–even though it commits espionage against America aggressively and routinely.

    What tiny Mideast country consumes more foreign aid than any other now or in US history? Not Saudi Arabia.

    Who owns the networks and dominates Wall street? Not the Arabs.

    Who are the biggest donors to both political parties? Who comprises nearly 40% of America’s billionaires?

    What lobby orchestrated the Iraq war?–and Washington’s embargo and near destruction of Iran and Syria?

    Zuesse is a fraud. He invariably fails to see the elephant in the room. This is no accident.

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      This had to be Said ! Interesting for Current CONCRETE GEOPOLITICAL SITUATION , All NOT-MENTIONED FACTS , loudly Reveal , that the ROYAL COURT in the “City of London” , is in “PANIC MODE” !!!

      • Coonhound

        Panic may have subsided due to Putin announcement of not being 100% behind Assad. Can we say Concessions in pipelines/oil in GOLAN HEIGHTS REGION? Remember, though news to many Americans, Russian govt has known about the West and their ISIS proxy army for several years now and the stealing of Iraqi oil deposits. As Putin explained you can’t miss the human pipeline of oil trucks headed to Turkey. The backing of Assad, IMO is due more to the Ukraine/Crimea situation than anything to do w/ the Middle East. It is just a bargaining chip. As for being against the NWO? While the Rothchilds may have been ‘kicked out’ of Russia, Rockefellers still do business w/ Russia so you make the call………….

        • berger friedrich-wolfgang

          Good Answers , to Points in Question , you can find on http:// http://www.The 4th Media.org , – Russia in an invisible War: Just Suddenly Reemerged as a World Power , While the West wasn’t Looking by Rostislav Ischenko and Why West Can’t Defeat or “Forgive” Russia , by Andre Vitchek !!! Google for the 4th media !!!

    • mulga mumblebrain

      Exactly, but don’t forget that Saudi Arabia and Israel are good friends and allies, their ‘antipathy’ being only for show. Not so surprising given that both al-Wahhab and al-Saud were doenmeh, or crypto-jews, supposed converts to Islam after the failure of the false Messiah Sabbatai Zevi. As were Kemal Ataturk and many of the Young Turks.

  • Carl_Herman

    I just read Cockburn’s article at Harpers; I conclude a “limited hangout” at best. Until we have clear criminal charges brought to the greatest terrorists – US/UK/Israel “leaderships – we have intentionally limited information.

    Who knows what Cockburn and Harpers are thinking. But whatever. It’s severely limited.

    • mulga mumblebrain

      Absolutely! Attributing 9/11 to ‘al-Qaeda’ and speaking of Osama communicating years after his death (ie accepting the various fake Osamas used in US psy-ops) scream ‘disinfo’. Looks very much like setting the Saudis up, and the lack of interest in Israel is telling.

  • Coonhound

    A tiny bit of pertinent information left out of mainscam media and why US and ISRAEL are risking WWIII. I thought it was about pipelines but that is the tip of the iceberg my friends. http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21677597-geologists-israel-think-they-have-found-oilin-very-tricky-territory-black-gold ISRAEL, w/ help from geologists from Genie Oil (board of directors include DICK CHENEY, JAMES WOOLESY{EX CIA CHIEF}, and Rupert Murdoch] have found MASSIVE DEPOSITS OF OIL IN GOLAN HEIGHTS REGION. This region, though occupied by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is recognized by 99% of the world’s countries as rightfully belonging to SYRIA. http://wolfblitzzer0.blogspot.com/2015/10/iraq-captures-isis-israeli-colonel.html This would also explain why ISIS fighters are treated at Israeli hospitals and ISIS troops are LED by IDF Colonels/Lieutenants/Sgts and trained by Mossad agents. The recent capture of an Israeli Officer by Iraqi govt has proven NOT to be Iranian propaganda. The picture of the man, his code# and information given affirm this as true as well as Israeli statement that he was a Colonel, first reports had described the capture of an Israeli GENERAL. My guess is Israel knows that no many people will find out and the ones that do dont know how high a Col is in military rank but EVERYONE KNOWS A GENERAL IS TOP DOG. (Col. is rank directly below General). The Zionist plan is moving along just fine as Russia has now even beenn reported as saying that Assad staying in power is not non-negotiable. My guess is that Putin is playing for concessions and will leave Assad out to dry while being cheered by the world for averting WWIII and saving the collapsing western banking structure and spelling our doom.

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      Forgot to Mention ROTHSCHILD , as STAKEHOLDER of “GOLAN OIL” ! The political MOVE , Which Carries the Impression , ASSAD’S FATE Could be a Bargaining CHIP , has to be Seen With “KHAZARIA / UKRAINE” !

      • Coonhound

        Hello bfw. I didn’t forget, I was unaware. though I should have known they’d be involved. Thanks for info. Looks like they are having peace talks and dollars to donuts says Syria will have to agree to give up claims to GOLAN HEIGHTS for Israels ‘security concerns’ (oil)

        • berger friedrich-wolfgang

          What is still UNKNOWN , is , Would KHAGAN ROTHSCHILD , in the Face of Already running SELF – INDUCED NEMESIS , Give Up His Age-old Blasphemic BELIEVE in SATAN / (Moloch , Baal) ; or Prefer to Face ANNIHILATION of his WORLD (EMPIRE) ???

  • Whom is controlling whom?

    Be it the US deep state or Al Saud, Deash, Qatar, Israel or Turkey — They’re all Straussians that employ similar tactics in order to hang onto political power.

    As for the US and Al Saud — I thought the latter to be the willing puppet of the US deep state.

  • DebL.

    Zuesse, you lost me at “Saudi Arabia”…just like Alex Jones lost me when he claimed “the Arabs own Hollywood”!

    Are you that stupid, or that afraid of being called “anti-Semitic”?

    EVERYONE, AND I MEAN EVERYONE, KNOWS ISRAEL CONTROLS US FOREIGN POLICY (in the Middle East)!
    EVERYONE, AND I MEAN EVERYONE, KNOWS THE JEWS CONTROL THE MEDIA!

    And who controls the Jews and Israel? Well none other than Rothschild, owner of most of the wealth on this planet, as well as the US and every place else.

    And who controls Rothschild? Well none other than Satan.

    As for Cockburn, head honcho at left wing Counterpunch…and as we all know leftists never criticize Israel (because left=Jew, right?)…he’s just following orders as well.

    To expect the truth from Zuesse is, I guess, too much to ask.

    • mulga mumblebrain

      The Arabs own Hollywood!!??? Oh, Big Brother-Where Art Thou? That even beats ‘War is Peace’ and ‘Ignorance is Strength’.

    • nomadfiles

      “The Arabs own Hollywood!!???” Did he actually say that? That would be worth a look if you happen to have a link.

    • nomadfiles

      Nevermind. I found it myself. He did! He actually did say that!

  • Kurt P

    From the article-
    “Yet the Saudi rulers were acutely aware of their exposure to reverse-vent syndrome. Their corruption and other irreligious practices repelled the jihadis, who had more than once declared their eagerness to clean house back home. Such fears were obvious to Dearlove when he visited Riyadh with Tony Blair soon after 9/11. As he later recalled, the head of Saudi intelligence shouted at him that the recent attacks in Manhattan and Washington were a “mere pinprick” compared with the havoc the extremists planned to unleash in their own region: “What these terrorists want is to destroy the House of Saud and to remake the Middle East!”

    From these statements, Dearlove discerned two powerful (and complementary) impulses in the thinking of the Saudi leadership. First, there could be “no legitimate or admissible challenge to the Islamic purity of their Wahhabi credentials as guardians of Islam’s holiest shrines.” (Their record on head-chopping and the oppression of women was, after all, second to none.) In addition, they were “deeply attracted toward any militancy which can effectively challenge Shia-dom.” Responding to both impulses, Saudi Arabia would reopen the vent. This time, however, the jihad would no longer be against godless Communists but against fellow Muslims, in Syria.”

    In these two paragraphs – I believe – we find critical background relating to who was behind the 9/11 attacks.

    That is, of course, the Saudis.

    • mulga mumblebrain

      Yes-the Saudis got those Israelis seen filming the 9/11 attacks as they occurred, from Liberty Park in New Jersey, and wildly celebrating the atrocity, to act so openly, just to take the heat of Saudi Arabia. And then the Saudis prevailed on the US authorities to release the Israelis and appeared on Israeli TV, where one admitted to being Mossad. Those cunning Saudis!

      • Kurt P

        Look-
        I made NO REFERENCE to Israel – either INclusive or EXclusive.

        It is a dimwit who only sees one-dimensionally, that which plays out in a three-dimensional world.

        I never said ONLY the Saudis were involved,and the 9/11 false-flag may well have been another in a long list of operations which were of mutual interest and benefit to BOTH Israel and Saudi Arabia.

        Beyond that, your “dancing Israelis” weigh in a lot lighter than the Saudi component does, in the overall equation of 9/11. And really – when it comes right down to it – BOTH of their involvement pales in comparison to the US role.

        If you want to be a douche about it, I could turn your own smart-assery around and say, “Right – it was ISRAEL who was really funding bin Laden, and Israelis pretending to be Saudis who set up shop in FLA, and who took the flying lessons. And then those clever Israelis even arranged for the Saudi Royals to be able to fly out of the US when all other flights had been grounded in the aftermath of the attacks.”

        • mulga mumblebrain

          Kurt, what I think happened was that a group of ‘al-Qaeda’ patsies were allowed to either plot their way to taking over the planes in a hijacking that turned into a remote-controlled suicide mission, or were intent on a suicide attack from the start. The huge efforts that were made to ensure that they went ahead, with numerous warnings ignored, NORAD stood down etc, are well-known. ‘al-Qaeda’ doesn’t have that power. After the patsies crashed into the towers, the towers were demolished by explosives. All the alternate theories attempting to explain the unprecedented, before and since, failure of three steel-frame towers on the one day, are bunkum. al-Qaeda didn’t do that, that’s for sure.
          , Moreover, it’s well-known that Mossad agents, the infamous ‘art students’ were observing and shepherding the jihadists during the months up to the attack. The flight of Saudi royals is totally irrelevant to the events of 9/11 and may even have been arranged precisely to shift attention to the KSA.
          .

          • berger friedrich-wolfgang

            THANKS , to ALL the PARTICIPANTS of the “INTERNET UNIVERSITY” !!!

        • berger friedrich-wolfgang

          IT’S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE , to Name the “SHAH – in – SHAH” !!!

    • cettel

      Thanks for highlighting that passage, because I think it’s one of the most important in Andrew Cockburn’s phenomenal article, which I think is probably too good to get much media-play in the West, despite being published in one of the most-established of all of the American ‘news’ media. Most of the reader-comments here come from stupid people, who can think only on an ad-hominem level, so it’s a relief now to read here something from someone who actually looked at the sources I’ve linked to, and, furthermore, drew an inference from the passage, which is relevant, and, more than that, insightful.

      You have stated here my own theory behind 9/11: that it was a Saudi-U.S. operation, using Al Qaeda for the benefit of both aristocracies.

      • berger friedrich-wolfgang

        SHALON !!!

      • nomadfiles

        Were Saudis warned to stay away from the Twin Towers on 911?
        http://www.philosophers-stone.co.uk/?p=4753

      • berger friedrich-wolfgang

        “STUPIDITY” , is to BELIEVE in a (imagined) POWER , PSYCHOLOGY , never had !!!

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      The SAUDIS , from Time Immemorial , are Part of the “KHAZARIAN (Royal) NETWORK / EMPIRE” !

  • Cuba

    https://youtu.be/igzjX1IKULw

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  • LeseMajeste

    Why look at that influential outfit, the ADL… the Arab Defamation League. And that Saudis get nearly all of the DHS money for security at their synagogues!
    Plus, the Saudis make or insist that each member of Congress write a letter to the Saudis outlining how they will support Israel, oops, I mean Saudi Arabia at the beginning of each term.
    Don’t forget that the Federal Reserve is controlled by the Jews, oops, I mean Saudis, just look at the #2 person hired, Stan Fischer who was the head of the Israeli version of the FED.
    Yes, Saudis are all over the place.

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      HOW DARE YOU PULL THE “MASK” !!!

    • Coonhound

      you POS anti-semite!! Code for the truth hurts stop it! Their #1 defense indeed though they are not adherents to Judaism or any other religion unless you call satanism a religion. Revelation 2:9~I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN. The anti-semite defense is failing as it is exposed by increasing number of anti-zionist JEWS who tell how zionists have hijacked their religion+its symbols for violent aggressive policies of plunder. https://plus.google.com/+Coonhoundnose/posts/7SnJyx6Zzr9

      I’m not a religious fanatic but if this isn’t prophesy being fulfilled I dont know what is. The ADL is a despicable organization. Witness ADL warning Ukraine that they have the monopoly on genocide even though the irony is Communist Jewish Leaders were the main culprit in the Holodomor which makes the Holocaust look like mere fisticuffs by comparison. IF you believe Germans would be stupid enough to kill of slave labor as they fought a war on 3 fronts[?] US Zionist Govt on the other hand w/ that pencil pushing political racist Eisenhower and HIS REAL DEATH CAMPS (1.5 million German POWs murdered) HIS MURDER of George Patton who’s books he wasn’t qualified to lick let alone give orders to, and Morgenthau who wanted Germany to be one huge AGRICULTURAL ZONE, the murder of a REAL AMERICAN HERO……ZIONISTS STILL OCCUPYING GERMANY, now w/ their NEW army of occupation, ‘Syrian’ widows and orphans [males aged 18-35]

  • Birgit

    I stopped reading Cockburn’s article at

    “Five years later, Al Qaeda, employing a largely Saudi suicide squad,
    destroyed the World Trade Center.”

    Come on. Are there still people who can believe this?

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      ZUESSE Posts as Cettel !!!

      • cettel

        I try to post my comments as “Eric Zuesse” but usually, at this and several other sites, it doesn’t take, so I need to use the facebook connection.

        • Bev

          cettel and Eric Zuesse are the same person? You have two entirely different voices and your viewpoints are different with Zuesse being more progressive, but always falling short of being fully progressive. I no longer even read you when you post as cettel as I don’t value your comments. I feel cheated.

          • cettel

            Would you please tell me, Bev, what you have ever read from me that you think isn’t progressive?

          • Bev

            Even as Eric Zuesse you are not fully progressive, we have your article referencing Harper’s article which Carl Herman called a limited hangout. I see below you think elements of the U.S. and Saudi Arabia were responsible for 9/11. Which elements of the U.S.? I would guess many different people knew and were paid off to forget or to promote the official story. But largely, I think Saudis were scapegoats as you can see from my comment above and below. I think it is as close to the truth as I can currently figure out by relying on the most credible and bravest journalists and best evidence. How can you deny these reports?

            from the BBC:
            Hijack ‘suspects’ alive and well
            Another of the men named by the FBI as a hijacker in the suicide attacks on Washington and New York has turned up alive and well.
            ……………….
            Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
            http://www.ae911truth.org/
            The Evidence
            …………………
            from Len Hart at http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/2012/01/aa-exposes-bushs-big-lie-flight-11-did.html
            AA Exposes Bush’s ‘Big Lie’: Flight 11 DID NOT FLY on 911!

            911 as we have been told did not happen.

            Bushco’s ‘official conspiracies theory’ of 911 is full of holes. Flights 11 and 77 are essential ingredients in the “official conspiracy theory” of 911. That AA (American Airlines) claims that neither 11 nor 77 were in the air that day sinks Bush’s theory. Clearly –the official theory is a lie, an intentional cover-up. Cover-ups imply guilt! Otherwise –what is there to cover up?
            snip

            No Arabs Were on Board 77

            There are no Arabs on the only Pentagon ‘evidence’ that is admissible in court: the ‘Official Autopsy Report’ of Pentagon victims. If no Arabs were on board Flight 77, Bush’s theory must be trashed! There is not only no evidence to support the conspiracy theory that Arab terrorists hijacked 77. There is every reason to
            believe that none ever got on board.

            The autopsy report was released to Dr. Olmsted in response to his FOIA request. In a ‘neat’ cover-up, a 911 memorial lists all victims of whatever it was that crashed into the Pentagon. At the same time, 77 victims were said to have been buried at Arlington National Cemetery. All are Pentagon employees! Where, then, are the passengers buried? I would be very surprised to learn that there were passengers on a flight that cannot be proven to have existed.
            …………….

            from CNN:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Bn_CC_mrg&feature=player_embedded
            ………………

            There is an election up coming which matters. You don’t want the people responsible for or covering up this past horror to have the power to repeat history, do you?

          • Bev

            Pardon me. You do not have to be progressive to want the truth about 9/11. The right is also hungry for the truth about 9/11. This excludes in the main, the far, far right Authoritarian followers who do not care if their Authoritarian leaders are untruthful, amoral and dangerous, they are built to follow. But their numbers can decrease based on life events and education. So it is worthy to try to persuade the few adaptable authoritarians. See free online book by world expert Bob Altemeyer, The Authoritarians:
            http://members.shaw.ca/jeanaltemeyer/drbob/TheAuthoritarians.pdf

            Also see Ralph Nader’s book on coalition building on a broad spectrum:
            http://www.amazon.com/Unstoppable-Emerging-Left-Right-Dismantle-Corporate/dp/1568584547
            Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

            Ralph Nader’s public interest site:
            https://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=183
            https://blog.nader.org/2015/12/11/the-sanders-and-trump-insurgencies-whats-next/

            The Sanders and Trump Insurgencies: What’s Next?

    • Bev

      Agree.
      via: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/10/trump-bush-had-advanced-notice-of-911.html
      Trump: Bush Had “Advanced Notice” of 9/11
      In comments: Trump needs to see following:
      http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/seahawks-coach-pete-carroll-question-911.html
      Why Would Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Question 9/11?
      by Kevin Ryan
      In comments, link to mainstream media C-span interview with Richard Gage of ae911truth:
      http://www.c-span.org/video/?320748-5/washington-journal-architects-engineers-911-truth

      Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
      Richard Gage talked about his group, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which claimed
      that the World Trade Center was brought down by explosive demolition on September 11, 2001. The group was founded in 2006 and said its mission was to “expose the official lies and cover-up surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 in a way that inspires the people to overcome denial and understand the truth.”

      Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth
      http://www.ae911truth.org/
      The Evidence
      http://www.ae911truth.org/gallery/evidence.html
      Build a Better World….
      ………

      CNN’s Judy Woodruff interviews CNN’s Military Affairs Correspondent Jamie McIntyre as he reports live from the Pentagon on 9/11the 9/11 video that was aired once and never aired again

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Bn_CC_mrg&feature=player_embedded
      ………………

      http://existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com/2012/01/aa-exposes-bushs-big-lie-flight-11-did.html
      AA Exposes Bush’s ‘Big Lie’: Flight 11 DID NOT FLY on 911!
      by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

      American Airlines is the source for information that AA Flights 11 (North Tower) and 77 (Pentagon) did not fly on 911. If neither flew on 911, the Bush ‘theory’ is a lie. If the Bush ‘theory’ is a lie, there remains only one explanation and that is: 911 was an inside job given a green-light by Bush himself. Moreover –only Pentagon employees were autopsied as a result of Flight 77 crashing the Pentagon. There are NO names of passengers on the list, which is, in fact, the only admissible evidence to survive Bush’s cover up and his obvious and felonious destruction of evidence (wreckage) at the Pentagon.

      These “holes” are fatal to the Bush government’s crumbling cover up! Conan Doyle, the brilliant creator of the character Sherlock Holmes, said:
      “When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however implausible must be the truth!”

      Bush’s official conspiracy theory of 911 is not only impossible, it is absurd and insulting to intelligent people!

      The Bush Conspiracy Theory is impossible; That’s why we know it is a lie!
      …………………….

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1559151.stm

      Hijack ‘suspects’ alive and well

      Another of the men named by the FBI as a hijacker in the suicide attacks on Washington and
      New York has turned up alive and well.

      The identities of four of the 19 suspects accused of having carried out the attacks are now in doubt.

      Saudi Arabian pilot Waleed Al Shehri was one of five men that the FBI said had deliberately crashed American Airlines flight 11 into the World Trade Centre on 11 September.

      His photograph was released, and has since appeared in newspapers and on television around the world.

      Now he is protesting his innocence from Casablanca, Morocco.

      He told journalists there that he had nothing to do with the attacks on New York and Washington, and had been in Morocco when they happened.

      He has contacted both the Saudi and American authorities, according to Saudi press reports.

      He acknowledges that he attended flight training school at Daytona Beach in the United States, and is indeed the same Waleed Al Shehri to whom the FBI has been referring.

      But, he says, he left the United States in September last year, became a pilot with Saudi Arabian
      airlines and is currently on a further training course in Morocco.

      Mistaken identity
      Abdulaziz Al Omari, another of the Flight 11 hijack suspects, has also been quoted in Arab news reports.

      Abdelaziz Al Omari ‘lost his passport in Denver’
      He says he is an engineer with Saudi Telecoms, and that he lost his passport while studying in Denver.

  • Dec 18, 2015 Here is The Last GOP Debate of 2015 *Condensed & Edited for Accuracy

    The sad part about this video is it’s not really edited that much… more just cut into a lot of little chunks so two hours can fit into 4 ½ mins.

    https://youtu.be/o3FvUq0rCrY

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      NO EXPLANATION Necessary !!!

  • nomadfiles

    Ahem, well, they did invest in Obama’s political education, apparently. No wonder he’s bowing. I think they got their money’s worth.

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      OBAMA , the “Loyal SERF” of his “SAUDI” PROTECTORS ! WOW !!!

      • mulga mumblebrain

        Read ‘Obama and the Jews’, from the October 24, 2008 issue of the Chicago Jewish News. Written by Pauline Yearwood. If the Saudis ‘own’ Obama it is only in sub-letting him from his true Masters, which include the charming Pritzkers of Chicago. As Abner Mikvah, Jewish ex-Congressman and judge and Clinton regime apparatchik boasted, ‘Obama is not the first black President, but the first Jewish one’.

        • nomadfiles

          Who knows who owns this CIA asset? One thing is for sure, it’s not us.