I was standing on the top of an enormous skyscraper in New York when I saw King Kong. The huge gorilla surveyed Manhattan triumphantly from a dizzy height. Of course I knew it wasn't real. But there was something both frightening and symbolic in that huge black figure.
I do not know how or when World War Three will start. I do not know exactly how the Soviet high command plans to make use of spetsnaz in that war: the first world war in which spetsnaz will be a major contributor. I do not wish to predict the future. In this chapter I shall describe how spetsnaz will be used at the beginning of that war as I imagine it. It is not my task to describe what will happen. But I can describe what might happen.
The plane takes off and disappears into the sky....The plane climbs to about 200 metres and immediately begins to descend in the direction of the White House. A minute later a mighty explosion shakes the capital of the United States. The screaming of sirens on police cars, fire engines and ambulances fills the city.
Three minutes later a second plane sweeps across the centre of the city and there is a second explosion in the place where the White House once stood...
- From GRU defector Viktor Suvorov's book, Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS, Chapter 15: "Spetsnaz's First World War"
Today is the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that so galvanized America to take a stand against the perceived enemy of "Islamofascism" thus leading to the War On Terror and the subsequent U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
But did we get it right?
The inconvenient truth is that the "Old Enemy" responsible for 9/11 remains unrecognized.
As repeatedly addressed in my articles and this blog, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11 and virtually all the terrorism against America that has been attributed to Al Qaeda, is likely not who he claims to be.
Indeed, just this week the most recent image of Khalid Mohammed was released, taken this July:
In his 2007 military tribunal, Khalid says "Yes" to 31 stated confessions including responsiblity for the 9/11 attacks (from A to Z) and the first terrorist attempt to destroy the World Trade Center towers in 1993:
BEGIN DETAINEE ORAL STATEMENT
And I want to add some of this one just for some verification. It like some operations before I join al Qaida. Before I remember al Qaida which is related to Bojinka Operation I went to destination involve to us in 94, 95. Some Operations which means out of al Qaida. It's like beheading Daniel Pearl. It's not related to al Qaida. It was shared in Pakistani. Other group, Mujahadeen. The story of Daniel Pearl, because he stated for the Pakistanis, group that he was working with the both. His mission was in Pakistan to track about Richard Reed trip to Israel. Richard Reed, do you have trip? You send it Israel to make set for targets in Israel. His mission in Pakistan from Israeli intelligence, Mosad, to make interview to ask about when he was there. Also, he mention to them he was both. He have relation with CIA people and were the Mosad. But he was not related to al Qaida at all or UBL. It is related to the Pakistan Mujahadeen group. Other operations mostly are some word I'm not accurate in saying. I'm responsible but if you read the heading history. The line there [Indicating to Personal Representative a place or Exhibit D-c].
The real Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was born on April 14th, 1965 (per his Kuwaiti Interior Ministry files) and grew up in Kuwait. Between 1983 and 1986, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed studied in the U.S. and received a college degree in mechanical engineering. As Time magazine reported regarding KSM : "His English is flawless, and his intelligence formidable. He raced through an engineering degree at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro in just two and a half years, graduating in 1986".
Here's the problem.
If Khalid Mohammed was born in 1965, then he should now be 44 years-old. Does the man above look 44 years-old?
Furthermore, if his English was known to be flawless, why is the language from his confession above so tortured?
The truth of the matter IMO is that the real Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was killed, along with his extended family, when Iraq occupied Kuwait in 1990. These identities were then handed to highly-skilled terrorist operatives from Baluchistan that were used to carry out the major acts of terrorism against the U.S. that were attributed to Al Qaeda.
Dr. Laurie Mylroie has been trying to present this case to America for years to no avail.
Read, for instance, her American Spectator article, Al Qaeda's Hidden Roots.
Short and to the point, Laurie quickly zeroes in on how a mysterious family from Baluchistan has overseen almost all the major terrorist attacks against America starting with the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and culminating in 9/11. Indeed, Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda are almost a sidenote to what this family has done.
As I've highlighted before, you can easily establish how America and the world has fallen victim to black-ops by professionally trained terrorists using false identities by comparing the DNA of the various members from this Baluch family terrorist network that have thus far been captured, e.g., Ramzi Yousef (AKA Abdul Basit and the '93 WTC bombing mastermind), Basit's uncle Khalid Mohammed and the 9/11 mastermind, Ammar al-Baluchi (aka Ali Abdul Aziz Ali) - Khalid Mohammed's "other nephew" and right-hand man (the 9/11 paymaster) and Abdul Karim - Ramzi Yousef's supposed brother. If you compare the DNA between these guys, I'm sure you'll find they aren't even directly related. They are simply skilled Baluchi terrorist operatives trained by the KGB and Saddam's Mukhabarrat and handed useful false identities from a Western-travelled family from Kuwait that ceased to exist when Iraq occupied the Kuwaiti emirate in 1990/91.
The only key point where I and Laurie differ is on who is ultimately behind the terrorism directed at America to-date. Iraqi intelligence may have usurped key Baluchi terrorists during the Iran/Iraq War in the 1990s and later used them to underhandedly seek vengeance against the U.S. for the first Gulf War, but it is doubtful the this could have been done without the involvement of Russia's intelligence services. These highly-skilled terrorists were trained by the KGB, which built the Baluch resistance groups during Russia's occupation of Afghanistan during the 1980s. From Pakistan: Unveiling the Mystery of Balochistan Insurgency:
We consulted Sasha and Misha, two former KGB officers who are Afghanists – the veterans of Russo-Afghan war – and they seem to know Balochistan better than most Pakistanis. Obviously, Sasha and Misha are not their real names. They live on the same street in one of the quieter suburbs of Moscow. Two bonds tie them together in their retirement: While on active duty in KGB, they were both frequent travelers to Balochistan during the Russo-Afghan war where they were tasked to foment trouble in Pakistan; and they are both wary of Vodka, the mandatory nectar of Russian cloak and dagger community. They visit each other almost every day and that is why it was easy to catch them together for long chats over quantities of green tea and occasional bowls of Borsch.
We made more than a dozen visits to the single-bedroom flat of Misha, where Sasha was also found more often than not, and we picked their brains on Balochistan situation. As and when we unearthed new information on Balochistan, we returned to Sasha and Misha for comments.
As they told us, during the Russo-Afghan war, the Soviet Union was surprised by the ability and resourcefulness of Pakistan to generate a quick and effective resistance movement in Afghanistan. To punish Pakistan and to answer back in the same currency, Kremlin decided to create some organizations that would specialize in sabotage activities in Pakistan. One such organization was BLA (Balochistan Liberation Army), the brainchild of KGB that was built around the core of BSO (Baloch Students Organization). BSO was a group of assorted left-wing students in Quetta and some other cities of Balochistan.
Misha and Sasha can be considered among the architects of the original BLA.
Iraq's intelligence service, the Mukhabarrat, which was created by the KGB, would have been behind establishing the false identities ('legends') for these terrorists from a Kuwait-based family eliminated in 1990/91. KSM and 'family' then served the vengeful purposes of Baghdad (e.g., the '93 WTC bombing occurred on the 2nd anniversary of Kuwait's liberation from Iraqi occupation)....but these terrorists also served the purposes of Russian intelligence services who have long sought to engage in "Grey Terror" using Islamic extremists that could not be traced back to Moscow. Taking down the WTC Towers and striking the Pentagon were the most symbolic blows imaginable against American capitalism and imperialism....something our communist foes-of-old would revel in. To have achieved this in a way completely delinked from apparent responsibility would be a tremendous achievement for Russia's intelligence services.
If you find it difficult to believe that Russia would be behind terrorist operations against the West, I suggest you consider what FSB defector Alexander Litvinenko had to say about Al Qaeda and Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's supposed #2 leader and the effective operational leader of this now infamous international terrorist network. Indeed, many believe Osama bin Laden is simply a figurehead of al Qaeda (who may be dead), and that it is Zawahiri who is really running the show. Litvinenko, who was assassinated by Russian secret services with radioactive Polonium in 2006 (I ran the Litvinenko Chronicles before he was murdered), pointed out that Ayman al Zawahiri was trained by the KGB and that Al Qaeda is a Kremlin proxy being used to strike the West underhandedly. This is also the opinion of other key defectors from Russian intelligence such as Ion Pacepa, ex-chief of Romanian intelligence, and Stanislav Lunev, the highest ranking defector from the GRU, Russia's military intelligence service.
One should also note that prior to 9/11, Russians were warned by Pravda and other major Kremlin-run news outlets to get out of dollars in anticipation of a coming financial attack against America.
What's more, NORAD and U.S. air defenses were distracted by an extraordinarily large and highly provocative air-exercise by Russia toward Canadian air space on the morning of 9/11.
From Aviation Week & Space Technology, 6/3/2002:
On Sept. 11, Norad's radars were spread around the periphery of the U.S., looking outward for potential invaders. Inside U.S. borders, very few radars were feeding NEADS (Northeast Air Defense Sector) scopes. In essence, technicians were half-blind...
From The Washington Times, 9/11/01:
Russian warplanes threatened patrolling U.S. Navy P-3 aircraft over the Pacific Ocean last week as the American planes monitored a military exercise in the region, The Washington Times has learned.
At one point during the aerial harassment, a MiG-31 interceptor pilot flew his jet within 50 feet of a P-3 maritime patrol and reconnaissance plane.
The incident was similar to a Chinese aerial intercept that resulted in a collision earlier this year.
One alarming sign of the Russian intercept was a radio message sent by one MiG-31 pilot to his base stating his fire-control radar had "locked on" to the U.S. surveillance plane, U.S. intelligence officials said. A radar "lock" is a pilot's final step before firing a guided missile.
"It was a threatening action," said one official.
Meanwhile, Russian strategic air forces began a major exercise in the northern Pacific yesterday. The maneuvers will include practice missile attacks, Russia's official Itar-Tass news agency reported.
Strategic Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95 Bear bombers and Tu-22 and IL-78 tanker aircraft reportedly will take part. The exercises are set to continue until Friday.
In response to the war games, the Air Force announced on Sunday that it is sending additional fighter aircraft "as necessary" to Alaska and northern Canada to monitor the exercises.
"Norad is the eyes and ears of North America, and it is our mission to ensure that our air sovereignty is maintained," said Air Force Lt. Gen. Ken Pennie, deputy commander in chief of Norad.
"Although it is highly unlikely that Russian aircraft would purposely violate Canadian or American airspace, our mission of vigilance must be sustained," the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) statement said.
The statement said the additional U.S. jets would remain at two bases in Alaska and one in Canada until the end of the Russian exercises.
The Russian air drill toward North America that started the day before 9/11, the first of its kind up to that point since the Soviet Union had collapsed a decade beforehand, might have been timed to constrain U.S. responsiveness to the hijacked airliner attacks that occurred. Maybe Russia engaged in highly provocative maneuvers in the Pacific the week before 9/11 and military activity to the north as the attacks unfolded so that NORAD would be distracted.
As for why no major terrorism has occurred against the U.S. since 9/11, I believe the answer is simple. America was being lured into military action in the Islamic world by the 9/11 attacks. Moscow's strategic objective has therefore been achieved:
In 1972, the Kremlin decided to turn the whole Islamic world against Israel and the U.S. As KGB chairman Yury Andropov told me, a billion adversaries could inflict far greater damage on America than could a few millions. We needed to instill a Nazi-style hatred for the Jews throughout the Islamic world, and to turn this weapon of the emotions into a terrorist bloodbath against Israel and its main supporter, the United States. No one within the American/Zionist sphere of influence should any longer feel safe.
According to Andropov, the Islamic world was a waiting petri dish in which we could nurture a virulent strain of America-hatred, grown from the bacterium of Marxist-Leninist thought. Islamic anti-Semitism ran deep. The Muslims had a taste for nationalism, jingoism, and victimology. Their illiterate, oppressed mobs could be whipped up to a fever pitch.
Terrorism and violence against Israel and her master, American Zionism, would flow naturally from the Muslims’ religious fervor, Andropov sermonized. We had only to keep repeating our themes — that the United States and Israel were “fascist, imperial-Zionist countries” bankrolled by rich Jews. Islam was obsessed with preventing the infidels’ occupation of its territory, and it would be highly receptive to our characterization of the U.S. Congress as a rapacious Zionist body aiming to turn the world into a Jewish fiefdom. [Pacepa, National Review, 8/24/06]
Now the U.S. is isolated on the world stage and popularly deemed to be an imperialist warmonger spearheading the forces of "Zionism". Thus, we are ripe for thermonuclear picking by "The Old Enemy" as is the plan.
"If a nuclear weapon is detonated on American soil and they say it is Arab terrorists, don't believe it." - Col. Stanislav Lunev, the highest-ranking military officer ever to defect from Russia to the United States (source)