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9.11 investigation

The FBI’s other deputy director … who talked

Mark Felt vs. John O'Neill
Larry Eagleburger said something revealing about former FBI deputy director Mark Felt, newly unmasked to be Watergate informant "Deep Throat":

"You know, President Nixon once suspected him. I'm surprised he didn't end up dead somewhere because of that."

 http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0505/31/cf.01.html

It makes you wonder what happened to former FBI deputy director John O'Neill. Just before 9-11, French intelligence analysts Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie claimed to have met O'Neill several times. They say he complained bitterly that the US State Department, backed by Bush's oil lobby entourage, blocked his attempts to prove bin Laden's guilt in the bombing of the USS Cole. In their book, "bin Laden: Hidden Truth" they quote him as saying, "The main obstacles to investigate Islamic terrorism were US oil corporate interests, and the role played by Saudi Arabia in it." They also charge that shortly after assuming office the Bush administration slowed down FBI investigations of Al Qaeda and terrorism in Afghanistan in order to do a deal with the Taliban for an oil pipeline across Afghanistan. (source:  http://archive.democrats.com/view.cfm?id=7352 )

I don't know what the deal here is, but the facts are that nobody in the FBI knew more about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida than Mr. O'Neill. He was head of counterterrorism and had investigated the bombings of the World Trade Center in 1993, a US base in Saudi Arabia in 1996, the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar-Es-Salaam in 1998, as well as the USS Cole. He resigned from the FBI in July 2001. Brisard and Dasquie say this was to protest Bush's obstruction of a Taliban terrorist investigation. I'm not sure I believe this, but, well, here's the kicker:

In September 2001, O'Neill started his new job as head of security at the World Trade Center. Almost immediately afterward, a building fell on top of him. I remember reading the article reporting they'd found his body in the rubble.

Now, I'm sure there's more to this story than meets the eye, just as I'm sure there was more to Mark Felt's story than meets the eye. But what a story! I think there's a rich avenue of investigation here, don't you think?
thanks 04.Jun.2005 14:12

tree

Great post Jody

I remember that a story had been planted about O'neill losing his laptop with important info on it. A good way to get him transferred to wtc. They must have gotten rid of lots of inconveniences when those towers went down.

Strange errors... 04.Jun.2005 16:42

Tony Blair's dog

"They also charge that shortly after assuming office the Bush administration slowed down FBI investigations of Al Qaeda and terrorism in Afghanistan in order to do a deal with the Taliban for an oil pipeline across Afghanistan."

This is wrong.

Unocal were already trying to make the Talibans accept their
pipeline deal in the late 90's, they even had the top
Taliban leaders flown to Huston for a butter up meeting.

All in order to prevent the Talibans from awarding the
pipline deal to Bridas(Argentina).

So, in their usual stupidity/greed they uttered the now infamous threat
that if the Talibans do what Unocal want they will be given a carpet
of gold, if not, they will be given a carpet of bombs.

The Talibans of course end all relations with Unocal on the spot
and resume talk with Bridas instead.

Unocal's ceo goes before the Congress in '98 and whine about
Afghanistan being to "unsecure" and that their company can not
do business there untill a new government "accepted" by Unocal
and the U.S. is in place.

What happened in the spring of 2001 was that Powell tried
to bribe the Talibans with many $millions to NOT burn the
last poppy fields. The Talibans did of course not accept this
bribe either but burned the last remaining opium fields.

The rest is history.


"In September 2001, O'Neill started his new job as head of security at the World Trade Center. Almost immediately afterward, a building fell on top of him."

Actually 9/11 was O'Neill's first day as head of security at the WTC.

Question. Was the company hiring him the same security company
owned by George W's brother which managed the WTC security?

Is That Right? 04.Jun.2005 18:41

Wallowed

Hi TBD,

Re: "What happened in the spring of 2001 was that Powell tried
to bribe the Talibans with many $millions to NOT burn the
last poppy fields. The Talibans did of course not accept this
bribe either but burned the last remaining opium fields."

You got a source on that, my friend?

Mark felt was a criminal. 04.Jun.2005 20:52

Folke Bernadotte

Who wanted the top spot and was quite possibly angry with Nixon's anti-Semitism. He was convicted by a jury for (surprise) illegal break-ins. Nixon defended him at the trial even though he knew he had been the leak. Reagan pardoned him.
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Mark_Felt

to folke bernadotte 04.Jun.2005 21:26

.

that's the official story and you even have a link to wikipedia.

Now let's put our thinking caps on, OK?

don't by this Mark Felt nonsense they are peddling 04.Jun.2005 21:49

Deep Toad

continued from Deep Toad comments here:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/06/318539.shtml

all that about Rockefeller is angle one, this is another second angle which of course connects back to Rockefeller anyway:




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Jim Hougan, co-author "Silent Coup: The Removal of a President "(1992)
believes Felt was badgered into playing this role by family and friends.
Felt is 91 years old, and counting. A reporter who recently interviewed
him found the interview an incoherent waste of time, and killed his own
story.

According to Houghton, Felt wrote a book about his career in the FBI. In
it, he goes out of the way to say that he met Woodward on a single
occasion. This was in Felt's FBI office, and the upshot of it was that
Felt told Woodward that he would not cooperate with him in his pursuit of
"Watergate."

Houghton says no one in or around the Nixon White House was in a position
to know all of the things that Throat is alleged to have told Woodward.
For example, Felt had no way of knowing about the 18-and-a-half minute gap
in Rosemary Woods' tape. This strongly suggests that Throat was a
composite.

"What we have here, then, is the sad spectacle of an old man being
manipulated," says Houghton. "The only person who meets [the Deep Throat]
criterion, to my knowledge, is Robert Bennett. Now one of the most
powerful men in the U.S. Senate, Bennett was President of the Robert R.
Mullen Company in 1972-3. This was the CIA front for which Howard Hunt
worked."

Houghton obtained a memo under the Freedom of Information Act in which
Bennett admits he is briefing Bob Woodward. "Woodward's gratefulness was
manifest in the way he kept the CIA, in general, and the Robert R. Mullen
Company, in particular, out of his stories."

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'Deep Throated' Media
Swallow Banker Lies
Watergate Coup d'Etat
By Henry Makow, PhD
6-4-5


In their exclusive clubs, central bankers and their CIA-CFR minions are
toasting the gullibility of the American public and having a good laugh.
While portraying Watergate as a victory for press freedom and democracy,
again they made a mockery out of both.

Last week, they rolled out a senile man of 91, former FBI Deputy Director
Mark Felt, and announced that he was the infamous "Deep Throat."

Ex-Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein admitted Felt
provided clues that led to the 1974 impeachment of Richard Nixon for the
Watergate burglary and obstruction of justice.

Watergate was a coup d'etat. Felt's true role is to deflect attention from
the CIA. The family of central banker Eugene Meyer owns The Washington
Post, which has long established ties to the CIA.

Nixon's Watergate missteps were an excuse to remove a popular President
who had just won a landslide victory and had become a threat to central
banker hegemony. [despite being sponsored, he was becoming very
anti-corporatists, even froze fuel oil prices and was about to start
nationally required land use planning, which would have pretty much
stopped the world of wasteland inefficient sprawl in present 2005--though
that would have challenged the real estate moguls.]

According to Seymour Hersh, in an article entitled "The Pardon," (Atlantic
Monthly, Aug. 1983, p.69) a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recalled
that on Dec. 22, 1973, Nixon tried to get military support to resist the
"eastern elite."

"He kept on referring to the fact that he may be the last hope, [that] the
eastern elite was out to get him. He kept saying, "This is our last and
best hope. The last chance to resist the fascists [of the Left]." (William
T. Still, New World Order, Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, p. 12)

According to Webster Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin (The Unauthorized
Biography of George Bush): "The reason the Watergate scandal escalated
into the overthrow of Nixon has to do with the international monetary
crisis of those years, and with Nixon's inability to manage the collapse
of the Bretton Woods system and the US dollar in a way satisfactory to the
Anglo-American financial elite...

"Broadly speaking, Watergate was a coup d'etat which was instrumental in
laying the basis for the specific new type of authoritarian-totalitarian
regime which now rules the United States. The purpose of the coup was to
rearrange the dominant institutions of the US government so as to enhance
their ability to carry out policies agreeable to the increasingly urgent
dictates of the British [re. Rothschild] -dominated Morgan-
Rockefeller-Mellon-Harriman financier faction."

href=" http://www.tarpley.net/bush12.htm

A LITTLE HISTORY

As I have said, sham democracy is the bankers' preferred method of social
control. They groom the candidates, own the media and pay the talking
heads. If an elected official gets silly notions about defending the
national interest, they arrange a plane cash or an impeachment.

Until 1972, Richard Nixon had been a compliant pawn of the
Rothschild-Rockefeller cabal. In 1947, he answered an ad placed by some
powerful businessmen looking for someone to run for Congress. The
advertiser was none other than Prescott Bush, grandfather of Dubya, and a
partner in Rothschild banking asset Brown Brothers Harriman. [This leaves
out that he was working with the CIA/Army intelligence spy frameworks that
were very pro-fascist themselves in WWII. Worked with Kissinger.]

After his humiliating defeat to California Governor Pat Brown in 1962,
Nixon worked for John Mitchell, Nelson Rockefeller's personal attorney and
lived rent-free in a posh apartment owned by Nelson Rockefeller. His job
was to become President in 1968 when, to the consternation of his
conservative supporters, he pursued Rockefeller's "internationalist"
polices.

[However,] The bankers pulled the plug on Nixon because he was becoming
unmanageable. [and working on his own agendas, regardless of what
we think of them. That was the point.] Already before 1972, Nixon is heard
on tape agreeing with Billy Graham that something had to be done about the
"Jewish stranglehold" on the mass media or the "country will go down the
drain." He also referred to elite-party-place Bohemian Grove as "the most
faggy goddamn thing I've ever seen".

JIM HOUGAN WEIGHS IN

Jim Hougan, co-author "Silent Coup: The Removal of a President "(1992)
believes Felt was badgered into playing this role by family and friends.
Felt is 91 years old, and counting. A reporter who recently interviewed
him found the interview an incoherent waste of time, and killed his own
story.

According to Houghton, Felt wrote a book about his career in the FBI. In
it, he goes out of the way to say that he met Woodward on a single
occasion. This was in Felt's FBI office, and the upshot of it was that
Felt told Woodward that he would not cooperate with him in his pursuit of
"Watergate."

Houghton says no one in or around the Nixon White House was in a position
to know all of the things that Throat is alleged to have told Woodward.
For example, Felt had no way of knowing about the 18-and-a-half minute gap
in Rosemary Woods' tape. This strongly suggests that Throat was a
composite.

"What we have here, then, is the sad spectacle of an old man being
manipulated," says Houghton. "The only person who meets [the Deep Throat]
criterion, to my knowledge, is Robert Bennett. Now one of the most
powerful men in the U.S. Senate, Bennett was President of the Robert R.
Mullen Company in 1972-3. This was the CIA front for which Howard Hunt
worked."

Houghton obtained a memo under the Freedom of Information Act in which
Bennett admits he is briefing Bob Woodward. "Woodward's gratefulness was
manifest in the way he kept the CIA, in general, and the Robert R. Mullen
Company, in particular, out of his stories."

 http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/ (scroll down)

CONCLUSION

If we count the Kennedy Assasination, the impeachment of Richard Nixon was
the second coup d'etat by the central bankers in a dozen years. They were
steps leading to their attack on the World Trade Centre and the inception
of the repressive Patriot Act.

Last week, the "free press" earned the title "Deep Throat" by
demonstrating that, for a small price, it would swallow anything.

The carefully staged event illustrates how far it has gone from being
guardian of the public interest to being an instrument of mass deception
and social control. In the New World Order, traitors like Bob Woodward and
Mark Felt are "heroes" while our defenders like Richard Nixon are defamed.

George Orwell famously said, "He who controls the past controls the
future." If the best values of Western Civilization are to survive,
historical truth clearly is something we must struggle to uphold.

Is That Right? 05.Jun.2005 00:11

Tony Blair's dog

Do a google search with the words Powell Taliban Poppy.

Then spot the spin.

Here are just a couple reminders...

"In July 2000, Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar announced that he was banning any poppy growing in Afghanistan because it was henceforth considered to be un-Islamic. The Taliban regime had previously profited from a 10 percent tax on the opium (a much lower tax rate than cigarettes face in America)."

"On May 17, 2001, Powell announced a package of $43 million in humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan. The aid was delivered through UN agencies and non-governmental organizations. Powell said, "We will continue to look for ways to provide more assistance for Afghans including those farmers who have felt the impact of the ban on poppy cultivation, a decision by the Taliban we welcome."[chuckle]"

"Since the Bush administration toppled the Taliban regime, opium production in Afghanistan has increased from 185 tons in 2001 to 3,700 tons in 2002 — an increase of twentyfold. Afghanistan has historically produced more than two-thirds of the world opium supply and the resurgence of Afghan production is good news for heroin addicts everywhere."

 http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/41bb9fd6cc6bae50c1256a50002f3ed7

 http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd0304d.asp

northern alliance connection? 05.Jun.2005 06:12

eyes closed tight

This is your brain on Rumsfeld

Imagine waking up to a world where power corrupts, drug smugglers are imprisoned and drug companies are rewarded. Under the taliban in Afghanistan, poppy fields were reduced by 98%, they burned them. They wanted to be accepted in the international community, so they burned them. How about that 2%? Well, that was just the farmers who were living in the controlled sections of the Northern Alliance...you remember, US allies. It's interesting to note, that not only are the poppy fields back, but they're back and stronger then ever. But don't take my word for it, here's what Rumsfeld has said: (keep in mind, we know that drugs are a main source of income for terrorists)

Aug 2004:

"The danger that a large drug trade poses to Afghanistan is too serious to be ignored," Rumsfeld said, adding that once large sums of money from the drug trade filter into a country's economic and political system, "the inevitable result is to corrupt governments and the way of life."

Then a few days later he says:

"It's a problem that there are a lot of people who want it, a lot of people with money who will pay for it, a lot of people who will steal from others to pay for it." As for Afghanistan, Rumsfeld said, "You ask what we're going to do and the answer is I don't really know."

But he knew in March 2004?:

Drug-running operations originating in Afghanistan also are a concern in Kazakhstan. Rumsfeld said the coalition is working on the problem, and Afghanistan is nearing the point at which its government will be able to do more about it.

?The crop year in Afghanistan in every respect was a good one,? Rumsfeld said. ?That?s a good thing generally for food; it?s a bad thing when it?s also a good crop year for drugs. The coalition countries, under the leadership of the United States, are working with the government of Afghanistan to deal with the drug problem and the drug flow out of Afghanistan and into Europe.?

What we have here is, an administration willing to say whatever it takes to legitimize their own inaccuracies about the drug trade in Afghanistan(amongst countless other things). Rumsfeld will contradict his own statements, even if it makes him look like he's using the same drugs he's talking about.

This is your brain on Rumsfeld, any questions?

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55816-2004Aug11.html

 http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2003/08/16/drug_war_distortions

 http://www.kazakhstanembassy.org.uk/cgi-bin/index/87?id=108

 http://2ndop.blogspot.com/2004/09/this-is-your-brain-on-rumsfeld.html#comments

Who hired O'Neill? 06.Jun.2005 06:48

Jody Paulson

TBD, I don't know if Marvin Bush has anything to do with it, but a google search shows that O'Neill was hired by Kroll Associates.

 http://physics911.ca/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=19

This company has a very interesting history - it was accused of spying by Brazil (  http://www.spinwatch.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=785 )
and according to this site, has been hired to search for Saddam Hussein's hidden treasures, temporarily headed Enron, and has built a security system for the Sears Tower in Chicago.
 http://www.the-catbird-seat.net/KROLL.htm