Date 11/4/01 55552 AM Pacific Standard Time

by Colonel Donn de Grand Pré (US Army - Ret.)

A dedicated group of experienced civilian and military pilots,
including combat fighter pilots and commercial airline
captains, just finished a marathon 72 hours of non-stop
briefings and debate over the current crisis evolving from
the use of commercial aircraft as cruise missiles against
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September.

The so-called terrorist attack was in fact a superbly executed
military operation against the United States, requiring the
utmost professional military skill in command,
communications and control. It was flawless in timing, in
the choice of selected aircraft to be used as guided
missiles, and in the coordinated delivery of those missiles
to their pre-selected targets.

As a tactical military exercise against two significant
targets (world financial center and the citadel of world
strategic military planning), the attack, from a
psychological impact on the American public, equaled the
Japanese "surprise" attack on Pearl Harbor 7 Dec

The over-riding question If we are at war, who is the enemy?

The group determined that the enemy is within the gates, that
he has infiltrated into the highest policy-making positions
at the Federal level, and has absolute control, not only of
the purse strings, but of the troop build-up and deployment
of our military forces, including active, reserve and
National Guard units.


The 9-11 activity and horrific destruction of US property and
lives was intentionally meant to trigger a psychological
and patriotic reaction on the part of the US citizens,
which is paving the way for "combined UN
activity" (using the fig leaf of NATO) for striking
key targets in both the Middle East/ South Asia and the
Balkans. The goal continues to be ultimate destruction of
all national sovereignty and establishment of a global

The trigger for the 9-11 activity was the imminent and
unstoppable world-wide financial collapse, which can only
be prevented (temporarily) by a major war, perhaps to
become known as WW 111. To bring it off (one more time),
martial law will probably be imposed in the United States.

In each of the major wars of the 20th century, the financial
manipulators (located in the City of London and New York
City) had placed the US (and much of the Western world) in
a monetary expansion mode, followed by an ever-tightening
vice of a gigantic credit squeeze.

We now have two ongoing
and tightly controlled simultaneous events (emanating from
the two symbolic targets of 911 1) Alan Greenspan, Fed
chairman, promising to flood the market with up to $200
billion in FRNs and to further lower interest rates, thus
bringing about hyperinflation and dollar devaluation.

Much of these multi billions in largesse will be dumped into the
coffers of Wall Street, Defense, bankrupt airlines,
insurance companies and into the willing arms of
debt-ridden third-world countries in the form of debt
repudiation (forgiveness). Call it bribery, in order to get
these often reluctant nations to join our coalition of
"freedom fighters" in "the war against

2) Paul Wolfowitz, deputy Defense secretary, promised that the
US will launch "sustained military strikes against
those behind the terrorist attacks on New York and
Washington". He said that the "military
retaliation would continue until the roots of terrorism are

This bit of saber rattling was seconded by select NATO allies
(especially Britain), and by our chief ally in the Middle
East, Ariel Sharon, while Secretary
of Defense Don Rumsfeld, with the blessings of Pres. Bush
11, is activating thousands of national guard and
reservists, not only to guard the vulnerable airports, but
to do fly-overs of our Nation's capital in F16s from the
North Dakota Air Guard. Other National Guard units are
being jockeyed into potential combat "hot spots"
throughout the Middle East/South Asia and the Balkans.


Following is a summary of the near-unanimous views of the
assembled military and civilian pilots concerning certain
critical factors relating to the WTC/Pentagon hit of 9-11
Troubling questions arose about the alleged pilot-hijackers
of the four aircraft, who were supposedly trained on Cessna
aircraft over the past year at fields in Florida and
Oklahoma. One General officer remarked, "I seriously
question whether these novices could have located a target
dead-on 200 miles removed from takeoff point...-- much less
controlled the flight and mastered the intricacies of 11FR
(instrument flight rules) -- and all accomplished in 45

The extremely skillful maneuvering of the three aircraft at
near mach speeds, each unerringly hitting their targets,
was superb. As one Air Force officer -- a veteran of over
100 sorties over North Vietnam -- explained, "Those
birds (commercial airliners) either had a crack fighter
pilot in the left seat, or they were being maneuvered by
remote control."

Another pilot warned that "we had better consider whether
electro-magnetic pulse or radio frequency weapons were used
from a command and control platform hovering over the
Eastern Seaboard... I'm talkin' AWACS."

Another comment "If there was an AWACS on station over
the targeted area, did it have a Global Hawk capability? I
mean, could it convert the commercial jets to robotic
flying missiles?

A hotly debated question Who would be in command of such an
Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS)? Were they
Chinese -- Russians -- Saudis -- Israelis -- NATO ? All of
these countries possess AWACS-type aircraft. All (except
the Saudis) have the capability to utilize electro-magnetic
pulsing (EMP) to knock out on-board flight controls and
communications of targeted aircraft, and then, to fly them
by remote control.

One of the Air Force officers explained that we had already
flown a robot plane the size of a Boeing 737 across the
Pacific to Australia -- unmanned -- from Edwards AF13 in
California to a successful landing on an Aussie base in
South Australia. It flies along a pre-programmed flight
path, but is "monitored" (controlled remotely) by
a pilot from an outside station.

He explained that the London Economist (20 Sep 2001) published
comments from the former CEO of British Airways, Robert
Ayling, who stated that an aircraft could be commandeered
from the ground or air and controlled remotely in the event
of a hijack.


An AP story, dateline Brussels - 7 Oct 01 -- "At
Washington's request, NATO will soon deploy surveillance
aircraft for anti-terrorist operations in the United States
in response to the attacks on New York and Washington, NATO
officials said Sunday, an unprecedented use of foreign
military forces to defend the U.S. homeland."

The assembled group of pilots debated why we would ask for
foreign forces to fly AWACS over our sovereign territory
when we have a fleet of 33 of them, of which 28 are
stationed in Oklahoma. The debate also centered on whether
such NATO surveillance aircraft were already here prior to
11 September.

Could one of them have commandeered the four airliners?

There seems to be wide discrepancies between what the Federal
government is proclaiming -- and their media moguls
reporting -- as opposed to the calm and reasoned and
rational views of those men who fly the planes and defend
the nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

This writer has been a general aviation pilot since 1946. 1
have flown a variety of single engine prop aircraft since,
and installed an FAA-approved airstrip here on my farm in
1980. Two local pilots periodically joined me for short
hops; one, a Madison County lawyer, a graduate of the Air
Force Academy, who flew for the Air Force before coming
home to practice law.

The other, Kent Hill, who lives with his wife, Carol, on a
farm close to mine, is an American Airlines captain
assigned to the European route. He was a lifelong friend of
"Chic" Burlingame, They were graduates of the
Naval Academy and flew F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam. Both left
the Navy 28 years ago and joined American Airlines. Both
planned to retire in 2002. Chic was the captain of AA
flight 77, a Boeing 757, which departed Washington Dulles
for Los Angeles at 8 10 am on I I September, with 58
passengers and a crew of 6. Flight 77 crashed into the
Pentagon at 941 am.

"We were totally trained on the old type of hijack,"
Capt Hill said, "where you treat the hijacker
cordially, punch a 4-digit code into your transponder to
alert ground control you're being hijacked, and then get
him where he wants to go, set the plane safely on the
ground and let them deal with it on the ground. However,
this is a totally new situation... Not one of the planes
alerted ground control that they were being hijacked."
How come?

"The fact is, all the transponders were turned off on the
doomed flights virtually at the same time." Look at
their departure times -- two from Logan (Boston), one from
Newark, another from Dulles (Washington DC) -- all between
8 am and 815.

"Shortly after climb-out to flight level, their
transponders are de-activated.. (they are no longer a blip
on the radar screens). This is something that really needs
to be looked into. The only reason we turn them off is so
they don't interfere with ground systems when we

(Note Transponders identify a particular aircraft in flight
on the radar screens of FAA flight controllers located
throughout the country. Various codes are punched into the
transponder, one displaying, "I am being

Although there is much talk among the various flight crews,
Hill says they are not privy to any of the investigations
into the events of I I September. "We're in the dark
-- very much so ... They're playing it pretty tight to the

He is convinced none of the pilots had control of their
aircraft when they were flown into the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon. The question then becomes, who was really
in control?

"Even if I had a gun at my head, I'd never fly a plane
into a building. I'd try to put it in anywhere -- a field
or a river --and I'd be scaring the hell out of them (the
hijackers) by flying upside down first," Hill said.

In fact, the pilot has the best weapon in his hand when
threatened with imminent death by a hijacker, namely, the

Another airline pilot stated. "On hearing a major scuffle
in the cabin, the pilot should have inverted the aircraft
and the hijackers end up with broken necks."

That none of the four pilots executed such a maneuver points
toward the fact that none of them had control of their
aircraft, but had been overridden by an outside force,
which was flying them by remote control.

As an old and not so bold pilot, I became more convinced that
the four commercial jets were choreographed by a
"conductor" from a central source, namely an
airborne warning and control system (AWACS). They have the
electronic capability to engage several aircraft
simultaneously, knock out their on-board flight controls by
EMP (electro-magnetic pulsing) and assume command and
remote control of these targeted aircraft.

As we consider all the options -- and enemies -- who performed
this act of war, whether from China, Russia, an
Islamic country, or from NATO, we must also consider that
the enemy may be within the gates.

If so, then we are dealing with high treason.

The same source sent another email to me

Date   10/23/2001 82556 PM Pacific Daylight Time

I want to start out by responding to that tiny percentage of negative email
I receive that accuses me of being anti American. I'm not. I think America is
a great place, and the American people by and large are to be admired.

What I am against is any government that lies to its people. This includes
the government of the United States which, contrary to Bill Clinton's
comments on the matter, is not the same thing as the country. The country is
the people. The country is the land. The country is those who build, teach,
heal, grow, manufacture, and along the way raise a family. The United States
is not found in the marble buildings along the Potomac. The United States is
found in the homes and hearts of 266 million Americans.

The government, its self delusions of grandeur aside, is nothing but a
custodian, and a temporary one, hired by the people to care for our nation,
and if that custodian fails in that job, like any menial, they should be
replaced. Our nation did just that once before, in 1776, and it must be
remembered that those who were called "Patriot" were those who stood with
the people of the nation, not with the corrupted government.

There is no provision in the Constitution that authorizes the government, as
custodian of the nation, to lie to the people. It's just not in there. And
yet the government of the United States has been caught repeatedly lying to
the people of the nation in recent years, lying about Vince Foster , TWA 800,
Waco , Martin Luther King , John F. Kennedy , The Oklahoma City Bombing ,
and others too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say that if the government
of the United States finds itself with a credibility problem, it has only
itself to blame.

When the government of the United States lies to the people, it acts
illegally and un-Constitutionally and by the strict interpretation of that
document ceases to be the legal government of the land. But let us set that
aside for the moment and look at why the US Government lies to the people
and what such lies have accomplished in the past. Only then can we understand
why the reasoning citizen must have serious doubt we are being told the truth by
the government in the present case.

Some of the biggest lies told by the government of the United States are
those used to initiate a war. Modern pundits keep equating the attacks of
9/11 to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

This is a slippery, indeed dangerous analogy, since it has been proven in
recent years, by way of recently declassified documents, that FDR
deliberately maneuvered Japan into the attack on Pearl Harbor and kept the
Hawaii commanders from knowing of the attack so that there would be plenty
of dead bodies with which to enrage Americans into support of a war that as of
December 6th, 1941, nobody wanted. American boys, shouting "Remember Pearl
Harbor", marched off to war. Many did not come back.

The Spanish/American war was likewise started with deception. The Hearst
Newspapers flooded the land with stories of Spanish abuses of the Cuban
people; stories which turned out to be fictional and which were published
solely to fan the flames of a war, not for the benefit of the Cuban people,
but to enlarge American territory and influence.

When USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor, the Captain of that ship insisted
that the explosion was not the result of any attack. But he was shouted down
by the press, and American boys, shouting "Remember The Maine", marched off
to war. Many did not come back. And all because of a lie. In 1975, a review
of the evidence by admiral Hyman Rickover, the father of the modern nuclear
Navy, concluded that there hadn't been any Spanish mine at all, just as the
Maine's Captain had reported. The ships had suffered a fire in a coal
bunker, detonating the ship's magazine, imprudently located nearby.

The same with the Gulf of Tonkin. Even as Johnson exhorted the American
people to respond to the torpedo attack on the Maddox, Johnson knew there
hadn't really been any torpedoes, not had the USS Maddox been as innocent as
claimed. American boys again marched off to war. Many did not come back.

Following the Bay of Pigs, which was by any definition an invasion of a
foreign nation, the US Joint Chiefs proposed staging fake terrorist attacks
that would be blamed on Cuba, to build support for a second invasion.

Of course, there is nothing new about politicians using terror on their own
citizens to get what they want. The trick goes back to Roman times, and even
Hitler found it useful.

So, let's take a moment to push aside those flags being held in front of our
eyes like blindfold and take a close look at the current situation.

The United States government, despite nice sounding speeches about freedom
and Democracy (sic This author should have said Republics) , has a record of
overthrowing actual working Democracies (sic This author should have said Republics) and supporting outright dictatorships.

The US, for example, backed Cuban Dictator Batista, Chile's Pinochet, the
Shah of Iran, and the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, to name just a few.
The US backed these regimes because the dictators were willing to do favors
for American multi-national corporations.

Batista, for example, kept the prices of Cuban agricultural products below
the prevailing market rate. This made American companies like United Fruit
and PepsiCo more profitable, at the expense of the Cuban farmers, who
eventually revolted, bringing Castro to power. Castro let the market set the
price of Cuban produce, whereupon the United States declared an embargo and
invaded at the Bay of Pigs. Then we wonder why the Cuban people may not like

Another classic example of US foreign policy as it really is was South
America. Chile had a working democracy under Allende. But US corporate
interests saw a greater chance for profits if the Democracy
(sic This author should have said Republics)
were to be replaced by a dictator friendly to US interests.

This led to the US backed coup, complete with torture squads trained by US
experts. Henry Kissenger flat out stated that the United States had a right
to intervene in any Democracy  (sic This author should have said Republics)
that voted contrary to American interests, adding, "The issues are much too
important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."

Same deal in Iran. The US Government backed the Shah of Iran. The rich got
richer, the poor got poorer (same as in the United States) and the people of
Iran revolted, bringing the Ayatollah Khomeini to power. Iran was our
friend, now it's our enemy.

The same with Iraq, once our friend, and now our enemy. Indeed, the United
States keeps switching sides so often, with the American people expected to
follow along like lemmings, that one is reminded of George Orwell's "1984"
in which the perpetually warring nations are always changing allegiance, and
the war weary people wake up one morning to be told, "Eastasia is our friend.
Eastasia has always been our friend. Pacifica is the enemy."

This brings us to Osama Bin Laden.

Osama is the modern equivalent of Orwell's "Emmanual Goldstien", the boogie
man on whom the government blames everything. Even though careful observers
have long known the United States economy was poised for a major decline,
the media is spinning the current economic woes as a direct result of the
attacks on the World Trade Towers, in the hopes that the general public will be
stupid enough to believe it.

If Orwell is not to your taste, then let's try L. Frank Baum and the "Wizard
Of Oz", who used a paper mache' mask to scare Dorothy Gale into doing war
with the Wicked Witch of the West, something farm girls would not normally
be wise to do. After all, witches have air superiority!

Likewise, Osama appears to be a manufactured monster, designed to scare us
into doing things we otherwise would not so, including support a war, cease
criticizing the government, and surrender our freedoms.

Contrary to the public media image of Osama, he is not a lifelong religious
fanatic. At the time the United States covert intervention in Afghanistan
triggered the Soviet invasion , Osama, like the rest of his family, was
living a westernized lifestyle. One of Osama's brothers was a business
partner with the son of the then vice-president and former head of the CIA,
George H. W. Bush.

The CIA needed a front man in Afghanistan to oppose the Soviets, since
Vietnam was too fresh a memory for the American people to tolerate another
war, especially since the lid had just been blown off of the COINTELPRO
scandal , revealing the criminal actions the FBI had engaged in to silence
opposition to that war.

So, trained and financed by the CIA, Osama quit being a westernized Saudi
and seemingly overnight became a fanatical muslim and financier/leader of the
fight against the Soviets, waging an indirect war on behalf of the United
States. Osama was a creation of the CIA and we only have the CIA's word that
Osama isn't still in their employ. However, as another CIA asset, David
Ferrie, pointed out just prior to his own assassination, you don't leave the
agency. Once you are in, you are in for life!

Afghanistan is an interesting place. It has natural gas, petroleum, coal,
copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt,
precious and semiprecious stones, and more opium than the Burmese Golden Triangle. It
is also one of the most deadly places on Earth, having destroyed every
invading army since the time of Alexander the Great!

Afghanistan also sits on the proposed route for an oil pipeline which would
allow the vast oil reserves sitting under the Caspian Sea to be brought to
market, and it is no secret that a consortium of American oil companies want
to build that pipeline.

However, as John J. Maresca, vice president of international relations,
Unocal Corporation, flat out told Congress in 1998, the pipeline would not
be built until the Taliban was removed as the government in Afghanistan, even
though the United States had installed the Taliban as part of the
anti-Soviet strategy.

When one considers the size of the Caspian oil fields, estimated at about
500 years' worth at present rates of consumption, one finds ample motive to
start a war of conquest for that wealth. Compared to the trillions of dollars in
oil profits which will flow from that pipeline stretching across
Afghanistan, the cost of new World Trade Towers and a few thousand lives is a small price
to pay to those who lust for wealth beyond dreams of avarice.

Long before the attacks on the World Trade Towers, the United States was
already announcing that there would be a war. While the American people were
kept distracted by "All Condit All The Time" in the American press, the
foreign press was reporting as early as March 2001 that the United States
was planning to invade Afghanistan in October. and here it is, October. and here
the United States is invading. and just like with FDR, a provocation
occurred just when the government of the United States most needed one to anger the
people into support of a war for oil.

No sooner had the planes crashed into the World Trade Towers than the media
was reporting official statements of suspicion that Osama Bin Laden was
behind the attacks. The FBI issued names of suspected hijackers, none of
which appeared on the actual passenger lists, and all based on what the FBI
admits were forged IDs using stolen identities.

Moreover, the men used those stolen identities the night before the attacks
to visit strip bars, making so much noise that they would have to be
noticed, ensuring that the credit card slips using the stolen names would be turned
over to police.

When Flight Attendant Madeline Sweeney phoned the ground from her hijacked
plane, she gave the seat numbers of the hijackers. The passengers assigned
to those seats do not appear on the FBI's list of suspects. Then there was that
suitcase, appearing out of nowhere and assumed to have been left off of one
of the crashed planes by accident, containing a flight manual, a Koran, and
a handwritten letter which any scholar of Islam would recognize was written by
someone ignorant of the religion.

In short, the evidence that purports to link the attacks on the World Trade
Towers with Osama appears to be planted, with the scene of the crime looking
like the set of a cheap detective movie, with a vital clue always carefully
positioned within camera view.

Because of the phony IDs, we do not really know who was on those airplanes,
or who they worked for.

But it is very obvious who we are all supposed to blame; the people sitting
on that oil pipeline right of way!

So great is the rush to war in Afghanistan that Osama has himself almost
become secondary in the media campaign to sell us all on hatred of the
Afghani people.

Indeed it isn't Osama who terrorizes Americans, it is the American media,
waving fear all over the place. Yes, Anthrax is nasty, but would a real
anthrax attack harm so few people? More people have been gunned down in
Washington DC in the last 6 weeks than have died by anthrax. More people are
sick with Dengue fever on Maui than are sick with Anthrax. Yet Anthrax, and
the fear it is designed to cause, get the headlines, to keep the public
scared, so scared that they cannot think.

Because once the people stop being terrorized by the media and start to
think, they'll realize that it makes no more moral sense to bomb the Afghani
people over what crimes Osama has done than it makes to bomb people of
Chicago over the crimes the mafia does.

And once the American people realize this, they'll start to wonder what the
real reason for bombing the Afghani people might be. Then they'll start
paying attention to John J. Maresca's comments before congress about that
oil pipeline. Then the American people will notice those foreign news articles
that announced the US invasion of Afghanistan last spring. Then the American
people will realize that the timing of the attacks on the World Trade Towers
is just a little too convenient to the already scheduled invasion.

And that is when the American people will realize that, once again, they are
being lied to to swindle them out of their support for a war, a war not
fought for moral principle but for profit, profit from oil paid for in the
blood of our children.

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