America's Troublesome Ally - Clandestine Acts of Israeli Agents in the US and elsewhere.
Why was the following story removed from Fox News' website, and why haven't most people heard about it since?
Whoa! I thought Israel was our friend!
But then again, why were some Israeli intelligence agents arrested, interrogated, and deported after they were seen celebrating and filming the burning towers?
Then a month later, what were two more Israeli agents doing with bombs in Mexico's legislature?
But even that's not all!
It may be wise to recall the experience of the USS Liberty as a historical precedent. It should be said in the clearest terms possible at this pointthat there is an important difference between pointing out apparent wrongdoing by elements within the state apparatus of Israel on the one hand and unfounded claims about "Jewish conspiracies" made by hateful groups and individuals on the other.
Unfortunately, references to the latter are often made by those who would rather people not learn about Israeli intelligence agencies' apparent involvement in the events of 9/11. Rogue elements within the American, British, Pakistani, and Saudi governments were also possibly involved to some extent, but it would not make sense to thus call it a Christian, or American conspiracy for example.
As we learn more and more, geopolitics is sadly too often a dirty business, and it is important to always remember that individuals in governments do not always act in the interest of or as representatives of their respective peoples.
Sowing division, mistrust, and even hatred between people of different faiths and backgrounds is a common and dangerous tactic used by corrupt individuals who achieve positions of power.
In that light, it seems that 9/11 may well have been engineered in large part to demonize Muslims in the eyes of Americans (and others) so that we would support invading Afghanistan and Iraq, and accept restriction of our civil liberties for the purpose of "security."
This way, western oil companies could control most of the world's oil (and through it control China and other potential rivals) and the neoconservatives and their right-wing allies in Israel and elsewhere could set the stage for more control of Israel's rivals in the middle east, including the Palestinians.
Indeed, without 9/11 it would have been nearly impossible to convince Americans of the need to invade Afghanistan and Iraq. Or, as the neoconservative Project for a New American Century whose members include Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and the indicted Lewis "Scooter" Libby put it in their 2000 paper "Rebuilding America's Defenses" which argued for, among other things, regime change in Iraq:
"The process of transformation is likely to be a long one, in the absence of a catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor."
Some of these same people had previously authored a document addressed to Israel's right-wing prime minister at the time, Benjamin Netanyahu advising him on how to move Israel towards the right domestically (undermining support for labor and welfare) and effect a more agressive stance generally towards its neighbors.
These positions represent a dangerous rejection of compromise in the resolution of legitimate grievances in the same way that Bush's stances against so-called "supporters of terrorism" have, and we've seen the results--an increase in hostile attitudes towards America and Israel, that are not entirely unjustified. In fact, Israeli peace activist Gilad Atzmon has called neoconservatism a form of "globalized Zionism" in which the hard line policies of the Israeli state (especially the use of fear of terrorism for controlling their population) have been replicated in the U.S. and other nations.
In this sense criticism of Israeli and American actions in this context should be seen as criticism of a global, non-denominational movement that uses Americans and Israelis as pawns in their plans for global military and economic domination.
It is, as ever, a matter of all people everywhere versus a few powerful and dangerously corrupt ideological fanatics and control freaks.
This reality should never be allowed to be painted as any one people versus any other--that is a tactic of "divide and conquer" that serves only the interests of the actual wrongdoers by allowing them to hide behind legitimate concerns of racial and ethnic tolerance. It should be added that while the circumstancial evidence of involvement by foreign agents in the events of 9/11 is substantial, a real investigation is needed before firm conclusions can be reached.