4/29/02 5:20:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time

for what it's worth to those who still remember or care to investigate what happened on 9/11/01...

they are now practicing 'obligatory' vehicle searches at denver international airport...i found out for myself when picking up a friend last thursday...

good thing i didn't have any of my illegal arms, drugs, blood money, surveillance equipment, mind control, 'secret' society, 4th reich stuff with me...

oh, wait...that's the guys doin' the searchin'...not me...



WHAT MATTERS – 80 --April 22, 2002

The September 11 “Grand Coup” – The author of France’s best-selling book on

9.11 makes serious allegations and calls for a UN supervised commission of



Dear list members,

Evidence is mounting that the 9.11 attacks were part of a “Grand Coup” for

world domination. Below is the transcript of a presentation that adds

urgency to the need to uncover the facts. The presentation was given by

Thierry Meyssan, the author of the book “11 septembre 2001: l'Effroyable

imposture” (Paris: Editions Carnot, 2002), which is selling like hot cakes

in France. Thierry Meyssan was speaking at a gathering organized by The Arab

League, and attended by the diplomatic corps and the international press

corps, at the Zayed Center in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) on April 8.

I have the term “Grand Coup” from Richard Moore, who is responsible for the

Cyberjournal web site (PS1). In the e-mail introducing the Thierry Meyssan

talk to Cyberjournal list members, Richard comments:

“911 was a grand coup. In a minor coup, some General takes over the

government of a single country. In a Grand Coup the entire world order is

transformed. The whole Enlightenment heritage has been abandoned:

constitutional government, civil liberties, balance of powers, government

accountability. International law has been abandoned, and national

sovereignty is becoming a subject for nostalgia buffs. Police state

legislation has been passed not just in the USA, the alleged target of

‘terrorism’, but throughout the West, in the so-called ‘modern democracies’.

In the EU, the official definition of ‘terrorism’ now includes any civil

disobedience whose objective is to ‘change the economic system’.

”This was a Global Grand Coup, with historic significance on a par with the

fall of Rome, the Industrial Revolution, or the birth of Christianity. It

marks the beginning of a new Era, what right-wingers call The New World

Order. In some sense, we are simply seeing capitalism finally forced to

show its true face. In another sense, which amounts to the same thing, we

are seeing Hitler's vision of a Thousand Year Reich being finally realized

by the same crowd that funded fascism in the first place.

”Perhaps my words seem a bit extreme. If so, that's because we are so far

only seeing the establishment of new infrastructures, and the propagation of

new mythologies. It won't become obvious where this is all leading until

it's too late. And then most of us will be persuaded to blame some outside

cause, most likely some version of ‘terrorism’. The media matrix reality is

the hypnotic trance that seduces the public frog into tolerating the rising

temperature in the simmering pot.”

I don’t consider Richard’s words “a bit extreme”. Not at all.

In friendship,

Boudewijn Wegerif

What Matters Programme

Folkhogskola Vardingeby **

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A presentation by Thierry Meyssan at the Zayed Center in Abu Dhabi (United

Arab Emirates) on April 8, and posted at


Your Highness, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In the first minutes following the first attack on the World Trade Center,

officials suggested to the media that the person behind the attacks was

Osama bn Laden, the epitome of Muslim fanaticism. Not long after, the

recently appointed director of the FBI, Robert Mueller III, designated

nineteen kamikazes by name and mobilized all the means at the disposal of

his agency to track down their accomplices. The FBI thus never undertook any

investigation but, instead, organized a man hunt, which, in the eyes much of

the United States public, quickly took on the appearance of an Arab hunt.

This reached such a pitch that people were incited to attack - even kill -

Arabs whom they naively considered collectively responsible for the attacks.

There was no investigation by Congress, which, at the request of the White

House, renounced exercising its constitutional role, supposedly in order not

to adversely affect national security. Nor was there investigation by any

media representatives, who had been summoned to the White House and

prevailed upon to abstain from following up any leads lest such inquiries

also adversely affect national security.

If we analyze the attacks of September the eleventh, we notice first off

that there was much more to them than the official version acknowledges.

1.We know about only four planes, whereas at one point it was a question of

eleven planes. Further, an examination of the insider-trading conducted in

relation to the attacks shows put-option speculative trading in the stock of

three airline companies: American Airlines, United Airlines and KLM Royal

Dutch Airlines.

2. The official version does not include the attack on the White House

annex, the Old Executive Office Building (called the "Eisenhower Building").

Yet, on the morning of the eleventh, ABC television broadcast, live,

pictures of a fire ravaging the presidential services building.

3. Neither does the official version take into account the collapse of a

third building in Manhattan World Trade Center complex, independently of the

twin towers. This third building was not hit by a plane. However, it, too,

was ravaged by a fire before collapsing for an unknown reason. This building

contained the world's biggest secret CIA operations base, where the Agency

engaged in economic intelligence gathering that the military-industrial

lobby considered a waste of resources that should have been devoted to

strategic intelligence gathering.

If we look closely at the attack against the Pentagon, we notice that the

official version amounts to an enormous lie.

According to the Defense Department, a Boeing 757, all trace of which had

been lost somewhere over Ohio, flew some 500 kilometers (300 miles) without

being noticed. It supposedly entered Pentagon air space and descended on to

the lawn surrounding the heliport, bounced off the lawn, broke a wing in

collision with an electric transformer station, hit the façade at the level

of the ground floor and first story, and was totally consumed by fire,

leaving no other traces than two dysfunctional black boxes and pieces of

passengers' bodies.

It is obviously impossible that a Boeing 757 could, for some 500 kilometers,

escape detection by civil and military radar, by fighter-bomber planes sent

in pursuit of it and by observation satellites that had just been activated.

It is also obviously impossible that a Boeing 757 could enter the Pentagon's

air space without being destroyed by one or more of the five missile

batteries protecting the building.

When one examines the photographs of the façade, taken in the minutes

following the attack (even before the Arlington civilian fire fighters had

time to deploy), one sees no trace of the right wing on fire in front of the

façade, nor any hole in the façade into which the plane could have been

swallowed up.

Apparently without the least fear of laying itself open to ridicule, the

Defense Department declared that the jet engines, made out of tempered

steel, had disintegrated under the shock of the impact - without damaging

the façade. The aluminum of the fuselage is claimed to have combusted at

more than 2,500° Celsius within the building and to have been transformed

into gas, but the bodies of the passengers which it contained were so little

burned that they were later identified from their finger prints.

Responding to journalists during a press conference at the Pentagon, the

fire chief claimed that "no voluminous debris from the aircraft" had

remained, "nor any piece of the fuselage, nor anything of that sort". He

declared that neither he nor his men knew what had become of the aircraft.

Close examination of the official photographs of the scene of the attack,

taken and published by the Defense Department, shows that no part of the

Pentagon bears any mark of an impact that could be attributed to the crash

of a Boeing 757.

One must acknowledged the evidence: it is impossible that the attack against

the Pentagon on September 11, killing 125 persons, was carried out by a jet


The scene of the attack was thoroughly disturbed on the following day by the

immediate launch of new construction work, with the result that many of the

elements necessary to reconstruct what had happened are missing. The

elements that do remain, however, converge in a single hypothesis that it is

not possible to prove with certainty.

An air traffic controller from Washington has testified seeing on radar an

object flying at about 800 kilometers per hour, moving initially toward the

White House, then turning sharply toward the Pentagon, where it seemed to

crash. The air traffic controller has testified that the characteristics of

the flight were such that it could only have been a military projectile.

Several hundred witnesses have claimed that they head "a shrill noise like

the noise of a fighter-bomber", but nothing like the noise of a civilian


Eye-witnesses have said that they saw "something like a cruise missile with

wings" or a small flying object "like a plane carrying eight or twelve


The flying object penetrated the building without causing major damage to

the façade. It crossed several of the building rings of the Pentagon,

creating in each wall it pierced a progressively bigger hole. The final

hole, perfectly circular, measured about one meter eighty in diameter. When

traversing the first ring of the Pentagon, the object set off a fire, as

gigantic as it was sudden. Huge flames burst from the building licking the

façades, then they shrank back just as fast, leaving behind a cloud of black

soot. The fire spread through a part of the first ring and along two

perpendicular corridors. It was so sudden that the fire protection system

could not react.

All these testimonies and observations correspond to the effects of an AGM

[air to ground missile]-86C of the third (most recent) generation of CALCM

[conventional air launched cruise missile -- see picture at:


equipped with depleted uranium warheads and guided by GPS [global

positioning system]. This type of missile, seen from the side, would easily

remind one of a small civilian airplane, but it is not a plane. It produces

a shrill whistle comparable to that of a fighter-bomber, can be guided with

enough accuracy to be directed through a window, can pierce the most

resistant armor and can set off a fire -independent of its piercing effect -

that will generate heat of over 2,000° Celsius.

This type of missile was developed jointly by the Navy and the Air Force and

is fired from a plane. The missile used against the Pentagon destroyed the

part of the building where the new Supreme Naval Command Center was being

installed. Following the attack, the Navy Chief of Staff, Admiral Vernon

Walters, failed to show up in the crisis room of the National Military Joint

Intelligence Center when the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

reported there. Instead, he abruptly left the Pentagon.

Who, then, could have fired such a missile on the Pentagon?

The answer was given by the off-the-record revelations of Ari Fleischer, the

White House spokesman, and by Karl Rove, senior advisor to the president, to

journalists from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Eighteen days

later, these men discounted the veracity of the information they had given

the journalists, claiming that they had been speaking under the stress of

great emotion.

According to those close to George W. Bush, in the course of the morning,

the Secret Service received a telephone call from those behind the attacks,

apparently in order to make demands. To give credence to their demands, the

masterminds revealed the secret codes giving access to the secure telephone

lines available to the president for secure communication with the various

intelligence agencies and services as well as for access to the nuclear

arsenal. In fact, only a very few persons with the highest security

clearances, in the top ranks of the government, could have had these codes.

It follows that at least one of the persons behind the attacks of September

11 has a top government post, either civilian or military.

To give credence to the fable of Islamic terrorists, the United States

authorities invented kamikazes. Although it would have been possible for a

well organized group of persons to bring fire arms into commercial air

liners, the kamikazes apparently used cardboard cutters as their only

weapons. They are said to have learned to pilot Boeing 757s and 767s in the

space of several hours of simulator training, becoming better pilots than

professionals. This mastery allowed them to carry out complex in-flight

approach maneuvers.

The Justice Department has never explained how it established the list of

the kamikazes. The airline companies have furnished the exact number of

passengers in each plane, and the passenger lists, incomplete, do not

mention the persons who boarded at the last minute. In checking the these

lists, one notices that names of the kamikazes are not on them and that only

three passengers are not identified for flight 11 and only two for flight

93. It is thus impossible that 19 kamikazes boarded. Further, several of

those listed as kamikazes have turned up, alive. The FBI nonetheless

maintains that the high-jackers have all been definitively identified and

that complementary information such as birth dates makes it improbable that

they could be confused with persons of the same name. For those who might

doubt this, the FBI has a ridiculous proof: whereas the planes burned and

the twin towers collapsed, the passport of Mohammed Atta was miraculously

found intact on the smoking ruins of the World Trade Center.

The existence of high-jackers, whether these or others, is confirmed by

telephone calls made by several passengers to members of their families.

Unfortunately, these conversations are known to us only by hearsay and have

not been published, even in the case of those that were recorded. Thus, it

has been impossible to verify that they were actually made from a particular

cell phone of from a telephone on board. Here, too, we are asked to take the

FBI at its word.

Further, it was not indispensable to have high-jackers to carry out the

attacks. The Global Hawk technology, developed by the Air Force, makes it

possible to take control of a commercial airliner regardless of the

intentions of its pilot(s) and to direct it by remote control.

There remains the case of Osama bin Laden. If it is generally admitted that

he was a CIA agent or collaborator during the war against the Soviet Union

in Afghanistan, the current version of events claims that he turned coat and

became public enemy number one of the United States. This story does not

bear up under scrutiny either. The French daily le Figaro revealed that last

July, Osmam bn Laden was a patient at the American hospital in Dubai, where

he was visited by the head of CIA regional office.

CBS television in the United States has revealed that, on September 10,

Osama bin Laden was undergoing dialysis at the Rawalpindi military hospital,

under the protection of the Pakistani army. And the renowned French

journalist Michel Peyrard, who was a prisoner of the Taliban, has recounted

how, last November, Osama bn Laden was living openly in Jalalabad while the

United States was bombing other regions of the country. It is difficult to

believe that the greatest army in the world, come to Afghanistan to arrest

him, was unable to do so, while the mollah Omar was able to escape from

United States military force on a moped.

In view of the elements that I have just presented, it appears that the

attacks of September can not be attributed to foreign terrorists from the

Arab-Muslim world - even if some of those involved might have been Muslim -

but to United States terrorists.

The day after the attacks of September 11, United Nations Security Council

Resolution 1368 acknowledged "the inherent right of individual or collective

self-defense in accordance with the Charter", calling on "all States to work

together urgently to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and

sponsors of these terrorist attacks and stresses that those responsible for

aiding, supporting or harboring the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of

these acts will be held accountable".

If one wishes to heed the call of the Security Council, to enforce

Resolution 1368 and to punish those who really are guilty, the only way to

accurately identify the guilty parties is to set up a commission of inquiry

whose independence and objectivity are guaranteed by the United Nations.

This would also be the only way to preserve international peace. In the

meantime, Your Highness, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, the foreign

military interventions of the United States of America are devoid of any

basis in international law, whether it be their recent intervention in

Afghanistan or their announced interventions in Iran, Iraq and in numerous

other countries.


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