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Senator: At Least One Foreign Country Assisted the 9/11 Terrorists

On 11 December 2002, the Senate and House Intelligence Committees released portions of their joint report on intelligence failures regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks. The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, on PBS, reported on the release that day. After asking her guests a bunch of predictable questions, and receiving predictable answers, guest host Gwen Ifill asked Senator Bob Graham, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, [pictured here] a good question and got an amazing answer.
Senator: At Least One Foreign Country Assisted the 9/11 Terrorists
Senator: At Least One Foreign Country Assisted the 9/11 Terrorists
GWEN IFILL: Senator Graham, are there elements in this report, which are classified that Americans should know about but can't?

SEN. BOB GRAHAM: Yes, going back to your question about what was the greatest surprise. I agree with what Senator Shelby said the degree to which agencies were not communicating was certainly a surprise but also I was surprised at the evidence that there were foreign governments involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.

I am stunned that we have not done a better job of pursuing that to determine if other terrorists received similar support and, even more important, if the infrastructure of a foreign government assisting terrorists still exists for the current generation of terrorists who are here planning the next plots.

To me that is an extremely significant issue and most of that information is classified, I think overly-classified. I believe the American people should know the extent of the challenge that we face in terms of foreign government involvement. That would motivate the government to take action.

GWEN IFILL: Are you suggesting that you are convinced that there was a state sponsor behind 9/11?

SEN. BOB GRAHAM: I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing -- although that was part of it -- by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down, make the further case, or find the evidence that would indicate that that is not true and we can look for other reasons why the terrorists were able to function so effectively in the United States.

GWEN IFILL: Do you think that will ever become public, which countries you're talking about?

SEN. BOB GRAHAM: It will become public at some point when it's turned over to the archives, but that's 20 or 30 years from now. And, we need to have this information now because it's relevant to the threat that the people of the United States are facing today.

I have to point out that none of the cowardly yuppies in the American media has followed up on this bombshell revelation. It seems worthy of banner headlines -- "Mystery Nations Aided 9/11 Plot," for example -- in the New York Times, on CNN, etc. After all, here is a powerful US Senator -- the Chairman of the committee that oversees intelligence operations, the very committee that issued the report--saying that some country (or countries) actively aided the worst terrorist attack against the US.

So which nation(s) was it? We mere mortals don't know, but we can make an educated guess about which countries it wasn't. It obviously wasn't any nation that the US government hates and would love to demonize. If it had been Iraq, for example, the report would not have been classified; it would've been personally faxed by Donald Rumsfeld to every reporter in the nation. No, the one or more facilitators of 9/11 were obviously allies, friendly countries, nations that the US doesn't want to alienate....

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View the entire transcript of the above interview at PBS's Website. This exchange takes place just over halfway down:

Conjecture 24.Jan.2003 19:12

GRINGO STARS gringo_stars@attbi.com

That foreign country COULD be Israel:


Just a guess.

A Senator that means well, but... 24.Jan.2003 19:22


Thanks Gringo Stars,

Say, you should check this out:


Listen to the first ten minutes of the "Why We Fight" show. It's quite revealing about Senator Graham's effort to get the CIA information about the limited threat risk from Iraq into the public debate. You'll recall that the information finally got out to the press about 24 hours before the final Congressional vote to abdicate constitutional authority to declare war.

Graham seems to want to do good from time to time, but also seems to be flabbergasted by the institutional power structures and systems that keep him in check. Don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting the guy is a saint, a fighter. But he does seem to have a few grains of integrity, which make for interesting study as "the system" pushes him around.

The "This American Life" show is a radio drama, and they have a bit more flexibility when it comes to journalism. Their political stuff is actually rather refreshing.

but on the other hand 24.Jan.2003 19:29


Graham's breakfast meeting


is definitely odd.

Who knows.......

Gringo strikes again 25.Jan.2003 11:42


How did I know Gringo would finger Israel? Am I psychic, or is he a one note band?

Well Gringo, anything is "possible." The universe is infinitely complex, so under that rubric pretty much any country on earth could be the backers. But more realistically, I guess you're saying that the one country that is most dependent on US $$ would strike its prime benefactor (after first warning us) by using the most Jew-hating fundamentalists on earth to do the job. Yes, that makes perfect sense to me.

It's just a theory, but one that works so far 25.Jan.2003 15:13

GRINGO STARS gringo_stars@attbi.com

Because of 9-11 Israelis knew that Americans would now become unconditional supporters of their "Israeli ally" and fanatical haters of Muslims and Arabs. On the day of the attacks, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked what the attack would mean for US-Israeli relations. His quick reply was "It's very good... Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy [for Israel]"


Israel is responsible for 9-11
(conclusion of the article at;


We have established a primary motive - to turn the US into a nation of Arab haters and Israel lovers eager to go to war against Zionism's Arab enemies.

We have established a secondary motive - to brutally crush the Palestinian resistance under the cover of a major US war on terrorism. Sharon's tanks were unleashed on September 12 in a major escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Because of the 9-11 attacks, few noticed and still fewer even cared.

We have established numerous precedents for these type of "false-flag" operations as well as cases of Israeli agents impersonating Arab terrorists (Lavon Affair, USS Liberty, Mossad agents caught with Arab passports, Muslim impersonators caught in India etc.)

We have established that the Zionists have the logistical capability and the opportunity to orchestrate such an operation - (best intelligence service in the world, key positions of power at the Pentagon and in US intelligence, experts with explosives, access to WTC, access to Logan Airport and US Air and American Air, unlimited supply of money, able to thwart investigators with phony wire translations and US moles, etc)

We have established that the Zionist-controlled media has the ability to cover-up the facts contained in this paper, even after the stories had initially penetrated their own media screens.

We have established that the Zionists have the power to ruin the careers of US Congressmen, Senators, Presidents, law enforcement officials, and journalists. Conversely, they also have the power to advance the careers of those who serve their interests. We have seen that they have the ability to block investigations as well misdirect and thwart existing investigations. We have established that the Zionists were the beneficiaries of the 9-11 attacks whereas the Arabs have been hurt greatly by the 9-11 attacks.

We have exposed numerous lies linking Arabs to 9-11. We have established how evidence against Arabs was planted and contrived in order to misdirect investigators (wording of anthrax letters, phony passports, stolen passports, Korans and Arab flight manuals left conveniently behind for FBI filed agents to find in cars and "forgotten" suitcases, Atta'a passport surviving the blast and floating down to earth, etc). We have established that 7 of the 19 hijackers are alive and well. We have established that a small army of Mossad agents was caught planning terror acts in America and Mexico. We have seen how anxious the Zionists are to use 9-11 as a pretext to crush the Palestinian resistance and to have the US attack Iraq and other nations.

The only logical conclusion that a reasonable person can arrive at is this: The 9-11 attacks, the anthrax murders, and numerous other foiled terror plots, were planned, orchestrated, financed, carried out, and covered up by the forces of international Zionism. What other logical explanation can there be? As incredible as this may seem, what other conclusion is there that can so neatly tie up all of the "loose ends" and mysteries related to 9-11? This is the only scenario into which the many pieces of the 9-11 jig-saw puzzle snap snugly together to reveal a clear image. Now compare this to the official explanation of 9-11, which requires us to force, bend, recreate, and manipulate puzzle pieces.

Even in the face of this mountain of facts, there will still be those who will go into denial and casually dismiss this whole case as just another silly "conspiracy theory". But the funniest "conspiracy theory" of all is the theory that some Saudi caveman and his "network" of Arab students managed to elude US investigators and pull off the most sophisticated intelligence operation in world history. You can continue to believe that fairy tale if it makes you sleep better at night (and if your sense of credulity can stand the burden)

other nations 25.Jan.2003 16:41


Other nations that one can construct arguments for:

India (because they thought it might eventually get the U.S. more against Pakistan, among other reasons);

Saudi Arabian rouge element (because they're close to Osama's views, among other reasons)

Russia or China (extreme the-UN-is-the-tool New World Order conspiracy theorists like to look at arguments for why Russia or China are somehow involved, as tenuous as these logic lines are)

Of course, no one really knows as of yet. I'm not listing the above as indication of any of my views, merely listing what is out here.

Israel is an odd case because there are both indications that they tried to stop 9-11 from happening and also, odd things about Mossad agents cheering while filming the WTC from NJ, Urban Moving Systems, the Fox TV story, and on and on. It cuts both ways with Israel. The finger pointers would say that is the hallmark of a good blackOp. Maybe. The world is never black and white and even when something isn't specifically planned as a blackOp, that doesn't necessarily mean the event can't be exploited by a specific nation thereafter. I think there are a many nutcases that look at Israel's attack of the U.S. Liberty and other historical cases and then undergo a Vulcan mind meld with extremist nuts pushing the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and such, totally marginalizing honest, CALM, OBJECTIVE research. Hatred of Jews, in this instance, takes on the bogus cloak of anti-Zionism.

what are you suggesting? 27.Jan.2003 17:22

GRINGO STARS gringo_stars@attbi.com

The stranger-than-fiction article is quite calm and objective. Have you read it? Simply because someone says that Zionists are fascists doesn't mean that they hate Jews- it merely means that they know Zionism for what it is - a racial supremecist political dogma, very colonial and so far very violent. The fact that some racist that hates Jews will agree with that is despicable to me. But that is the danger of Zionism; by claiming to be Jews, Zionists endanger Jews all around the world with their genocidal actions in Israel. This is why Zionism is such a threat. It actually gives ammunition to those who say that Jews are "the problem" which they are decidedly not. Many Zionists are fundamentalist Christians hoping for biblical armageddon. Zionism is a political dogma, not a religious or ethnic trait. As it happens, every Jew I know is very much anti-Zionist. Invoking the lie-filled Protocols of Zion everytime someone says something against Israel is a disingenuous tactic.