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The Israeli Connection

 
  

Project: History of US Interventions

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Sept 11, 2001

       Two hours before the attacks, employees of the instant-messaging firm Odigo in Israel receive text messages warning of an attack on the World Trade Centre. [Washington Post article]
          

Sept 22, 2001

       The New York Times reports that, contrary to earlier reports, 'There were, in fact, only three Israelis who had been confirmed as dead: two on the planes and another who had been visiting the towers on business and who was identified and buried.' Given the around 4,500 death toll, this is surely a statistical impossibility excluding foreknowledge of the attacks by Israelis. [Article]
          
       The FOX News article disappears within days from the web without a trace, and is not picked up by any other news outlets. The Jewish reaction may have had something to do with this. [Article]
          

Dec 12, 2001

       FOX News reports on the bust of a huge Israeli spying operation in the US, in which 'even prior to September 11, as many as 140 other Israelis had been detained or arrested in a secretive and sprawling investigation into suspected espionage by Israelis in the United States.' [FOX News article; Article; Article; Article; Article; Article] While that would be a huge story in itself, the connections to September 11th are the most shocking. It mentions that the Mossad sent representatives to the US to warn, just before 9/11, that a major terrorist attack was imminent. However, the warning was nonspecific and general, and investigators believe that it may have had something to do with the desire to protect what are called sources and methods in the intelligence community. The suspicion being, perhaps those sources and methods were taking place right here in the United States. [FOX News article; Article] In one worrying quote, an investigator said '"evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information.' [FOX News article; Article; Article]
          

March 2002

       A DEA report is leaked, revealing more information regarding the Israeli spying operation, most notably that some of the Israeli operatives were only a few blocks and a few hundred feet from where the Sept. 11 hijacking leader, Mohammad Atta, was staying at the time. [DEA report; Article; Article; Article; Article]
          

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Sept 11, 2002

       Shortly following the attacks, the media repeatedly shows pictures of Palestinians apparently celebrating the attacks, switching repeatedly between these pictures and the pictures of the Twin Towers. Only later is it revealed that the Palestinian celebrations were staged by Israeli defence forces, with the celebrations having nothing to do with the Twin Towers attacks. [Jerusalem Times quote; Article; Article; Article] Some people however did appear to actually have celebrated the fall of the Twin Towers ...

Following the attacks, police detain five men in a van, who claim to be Israeli tourists, found carrying maps linking them to the blasts. They are stopped due to an FBI alert to be on the lookout for their vehicle. It reads 'Three individuals with van were seen celebrating after initial impact and subsequent explosion. FBI Newark Field Office requests that, if the van is located, hold for prints and detain individuals.' Sources also say that bomb-sniffing dogs reacted as if they had detected explosives, although officers were unable to find anything. [North Jersey News article; Article; Article; Article]

          


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