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9/11 Open Case * Cheney-Wanta blackmail?

February 6, 2007
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1) 9/11: The Case Isn't Closed
- - 9/11 Truth Forum - David Ray Griffin Interview
2) World Reports Cheney Bribery to Abort Leo Wanta Payment
- - Idaho Observer: Reagan, Rubles and Ambassador Wanta

Editor's Notes:

It is like being in the twilight zone. The myriad of Congress stalling in a debate for a nonbinding resolution, while stealing trillions of dollars for a war inherit with torture, murder, chaos, crippling the US military, while threatening an ever widening war with nuclear ambitions. No wonder Congress and people are making believe that reality don’t exist, and the whimpering feeble minded avoid mentioning any truth about September 11, 2001, but for one sentence in the anti-war rally with hundreds of thousands, while C-span viewers for hours witnessed a sign in the background declaring “9/11 Was An Inside Job!” The first item opens with a powerful article by Sander Hicks detailing why in reality the 9/11 case is not closed; yet key to opening Pandora's box, where death and treachery seem to have convinced many to be reluctant to confront, (except for patriots of the 9/11 truth community), are the dark secrets of "Able Danger" and the deadly corrupt politics with obvious complicity from Congress and media-corporate-intelligence affiliates. However, with alternative media and the Internet we have an opportunity to confront the unbelievable, the nuclear blackmail of life itself. Moved to the second item is the articles on Leo Wanta, including reports by Christopher Story, editor and publisher for International Currency Review, and Don Nicoloff of the Idaho Observer.

"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely."

-- Lord Acton

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1) 9/11: The Case Isn't Closed

- - 9/11 Truth Forum - David Ray Griffin Interview

9/11: The Case Isn't Closed
By Sander Hicks, AlterNet
Posted on February 2, 2007

In defense of the "9/11 truth movement."

[Alternet] Editor's note: The role of the alternative press is to offer perspectives that the commercial media won't touch. Having run a number of articles critical of the "9/11 Truth Movement" by Matt Taibbi, Joshua Holland, Matthew Rothschild and others, we asked Sander Hicks, a prominent voice within the movement, to share his perspective. For more of Sanders' views, see his book "The Big Wedding: 9/11, The Whistle-Blowers, and the Cover-Up."

No matter what you believe about who was responsible for 9/11, and how it went down, we're all amazed at how much political capital the events of that day produced for this administration: A bipartisan consensus on torture; an era of permanent war; detentions without trial; "no fly" lists for activists; the Bill of Rights gone with the wind, and a cowed professional media willing to self-censor and suppress pertinent information. The 9/11 "America Attacked" story has distracted us from the natural outrage we should feel over illegal wiretaps, stolen elections, hundreds of billions of dollars missing at the Pentagon, war profiteering, Enron and Cheney's secret energy policy.

But with Bush's popularity at a record low, a Zogby poll shows that over 40 percent of Americans now think there has been a "coverup" around 9/11. A more recent poll conducted at the Scripps-Howard/University of Ohio found more than a third of those asked said it was likely that "people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East."

So, it's probably no surprise that the propaganda mills of the State Department have recently been cranking out attack websites, targeting 9/11 skepticism. And it's not a shocker that the normal channels of media have followed suit (Time, New York Times, etc.) What's weird is how similar the attacks sound in the hallowed halls of "respectable" left political opinion. A recent column on AlterNet by the Progressive's Matthew Rothschild matched the recent bromides of Counterpunch's Alexander Cockburn. In both pieces, the way 9/11 has been questioned was attacked, with no alternatives suggested. Instead, questioning 9/11 at all was belittled with sweeping generalizations.

What happened to critical thinking? I thought "the Left" believed that the system's power is based on lies, exploitation and a media controlled by its own culture of overly cautious professionalism. The Left should be leading this 9/11 movement, not taking potshots from outside. Unfortunately, some of the movement's theories, like "the towers came down through a controlled demolition" sound esoteric at first blush. The "No Plane Hit the Pentagon" theory is a loose thread in a maze going nowhere.

The Left has no right to ignore or insult people for trying to assemble the puzzle that is 9/11.

Consider some of the pieces:

Assistant Secretary of State Richard Armitage is a figure bloodied by his work in Iran/Contra. He and then-CIA Director George Tenet had extensive meetings in Pakistan with President Musharraf in the spring of 2001, according to the Asia Times.

Then, Pakistan's top spy, Mahmood Ahmad, visited Washington for a week, taking meetings with top State Department people like Tenet and Mark Grossman, under secretary of state for political affairs. The Pakistani press reported, "ISI Chief Lt-Gen Mahmood's weeklong presence in Washington has triggered speculation about the agenda of his mysterious meetings at the Pentagon and National Security Council." Did they know that Ahmad had wired over $100,000 to Mohamed Atta, through U.K. national Saeed Sheikh in the summer of 2001? (Facts all confirmed, quietly, by the FBI investigation in Pakistan, and, partially, in the Wall Street Journal.)

That means that our top people at the State Department enjoyed only a few degrees of separation from 9/11's lead hijacker, Mohamed Atta. Here's the real kicker: As this story first broke in the Times of India, in October 2001, instead of retaliating, the United States gave Pakistan $3 billion in U.S. aid. Ahmad was allowed to quietly resign.

Bob Graham, D-Fla., who sat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, would later tell PBS's Gwen Ifill: "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."

Skip forward to Feb. 15, 2006. Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer gave a 48-page statement to the House Armed Services Committee, in which he stated, unequivocally, that his Defense Intelligence operation, Able Danger, identified Mohamed Atta as a major terrorist back in year 2000. But Shaffer and his team of "the 'best and brightest' military operators" were prevented from sharing this information with the FBI. According to Shaffer, during a crucial meeting the group's Pentagon supervisors and attorneys from the Special Operations Command in early 2000, the Able Danger team was ordered to cover Atta's mugshot with a yellow sticky note. Military lawyers at the Pentagon claimed it was to protect the rights of "U.S. Persons."

Some progressives are turned off to the Able Danger story, since it was the pet obsession of recently defeated congressman "Crazy" Curt Weldon, R-Pa., the "patriot" who planned a clandestine trip to personally dig through Iraq in order to find the WMD's for Bush's White House. And the Department of Defense inspector general recently issued a report claiming that the Able Danger operation never identified Atta. But author Peter Lance (an Emmy-award winning reporter, formerly with ABC), author of "Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI -- and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him," calls the Pentagon IG report a "whitewash … set out to prove a predetermined thesis: that these decorated military officers had somehow lied and risked their careers by exaggerating Able Danger's findings." Rather, Lance confirms that Shaffer, and his colleague, Navy Capt. Scott Phillpott, "found links to 9/11 hijackers, Atta, [Khalid] al-Midhar and [Nawaf] al-Hazmi as connections between al Qaeda and the New York-based cell of [the blind Sheikh] Omar Abdel Rahman."

When the critics focus on the wacky theories and not on careful, moderate, serious authors like Lance, it's a strategy to frame the debate. It steers the argument from going after the real meat of 9/11: the history of U.S. foreign policy in strategic alliances with radical Islam.

Specifically, there are a set of troubling connections between the 9/11 terrorists and the U.S. State Department, the Pakistani ISI (old friends of the CIA from working together creating Afghani Mujahadeen during the Russian occupation), the Saudi General Intelligence Directorate, the Pentagon, Maxwell Air Force Base and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Why did the 9/11 terrorists get protected from Able Danger at that Pentagon meeting? Who covered up Atta with a yellow sticky note? What are we supposed to think about the news (reported by Knight Ridder news service 9/15/01) that Atta had attended International Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama?

Atta was the Oswald of the whole operation. He is an enigma; everywhere you turn in his story, the details are wildly contradictory. Instead of a devout Muslim, you have a party-hearty Florida playboy, according to author Daniel Hopsicker, author of "Welcome to Terrorland: Mohamed Atta and the 9/11 Cover-Up in Florida." The FBI has sworn for five years Atta didn't arrive in Florida until June 2000. But in 2000, Hopsicker found and videotaped Amanda Keller, Atta's American girlfriend, and many other Florida locals who contradict that story. In fact, Atta lived with Keller at the Sandpiper apartments, just outside the Venice, Fla., airport, in March 2000. Thanks to the magic of web video, anyone can see Hopsicker's footage of Keller's reminiscences of Atta: in Florida, they hung out with cocaine-addled strippers doing lines in three-night-long parties. With them were certain white Germans, including one "Wolfgang Bohringer" whom Atta called "brother."

Why "brother?" During Atta's university years in Cairo, the engineering guild that he joined had made him a member of the group Muslim Brotherhood. 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is also a card-carrying "brother." The Muslim Brotherhood has been around since the 1920's, it was originally an anti-colonial group. Today, it's the most powerful terrorist force you've never heard of. Their frontmen in Egypt are nonviolent and run for office. But the real sordid history of the Muslim Brotherhood is that, since 1928, its anti-Semitism and anti-Zionist ideologies have turned it into the perfect partner in crime for Nazis, European fascists, American far-rightists and their contemporary counterparts, the neoconservatives.

There are important questions that remain to be answered. The establishment isn't asking them. Instead, the citizen journalists out there are breaking this story.

Remember how much political reaction there has been ever since the people rose up, united across borders and shut down the war machine in Vietnam. For six years, the neocons have ruled by fear. We, the resistance, must drive them out with a little something stronger: peace, truth, revolution. We know history. We have a mission. Taste the clash of history, and you'll know which side you're on.

Sander Hicks runs the Vox Pop/DKMC media machine and coffeehouse. He is publisher at the New York Megaphone newspaper and author of "The Big Wedding: 9/11, The Whistle-Blowers, and the Cover-Up." He lives in Brooklyn.

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- - 9/11 Truth Forum - David Ray Griffin Interview
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2) World Reports Cheney Bribery to Abort Leo Wanta Payment

- - Idaho Observer: Reagan, Rubles and Ambassador Wanta

Friday 2 February 2007 12:53



By Christopher Story FRSA, Editor and Publisher, International Currency Review, World Reports Limited, London and New York

UPDATE: 8.30pm London time 02 February 2007: We have just been informed by officials in the most sensitive locations deep inside the US Government, and in the appropriate department, that what we publish below is 'right on target' (quote unquote). That refers to the WHOLE of the article:

The Vice President of the United States, Richard Cheney, against whom a subpoena issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is outstanding and whose immunity from its consequences has not been lifted, bribed one or more officials associated with the US Treasury Thursday or earlier this week, to stall the Wanta Settlement payment.

Monies were actually transferred into the bank account(s) of the bribed officials, to stop the Wanta Settlement, according to investigators and CIA ‘white hat’ sources.

On Wednesday 31st January, President George W. Bush Jr. appeared at the offices of Bank of New York, in New York City, where he personally signed off the documents authorising the $4.5 trillion payment to be made to the securities account of Ambassador Leo Wanta’s AmeriTrust Groupe, Inc. He did this in accordance with his undertaking not to impede the Wanta Settlement any further, given to the ICJ by Ms Condoleeza Rice, as mentioned in our previous report.

But the documents were not executed via US Treasury compliance, which was irregular. As a consequence, the system was short-circuited for improper off-balance sheet and other purposes, enabling Cheney and his corrupt associates to access the funds in order to generate yet further off-balance sheet, untaxed accruals using the Ambassador’s money without Wanta’s permission.

Specifically, on Thursday 1st February, Cheney corruptly negated the authority of US Treasury compliance staff, preventing them from activating the prearranged banking codes and remitting the $4.5 trillion at last to the Ambassador’s securities account..

These operations, facilitated by the Bank of England which accordingly appears to be a co-conspirator to the misuse of the underlying funds, are being run through the Federal Interbank Settlement Fund in a massive orgy of fiat money-making which must certainly be approved by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown. There may be a reason for this. Mr Brown, whose conduct of Britain’s financial and economic affairs has been quite appalling (all the UK numbers, macroeconomic and financial, look dreadful) may be on the threshold of power, given that the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, was questioned on Thursday for a second time by police investigating the loans-for honours affair. On Wednesday, his ‘gopher’ friend Lord Levy, in charge of raising funds for the Labour Party, was arrested for a second time.

[Underlying this ‘loans for honours’ scandal is the corrupt manner in which British political parties are financed. An illegal UK ‘Black’ intelligence agency, GO-2, situated inside MI6, runs two drug cartels into Britain, devastating the lives of thousands of British people. Proceeds from these evil operations are laundered to finance the political parties.

Both the United States and Britain – collectively ‘the Main Enemy’ – are victims of long-range DVD corruption strategy, which is intended to reverse the outcomes of two World Wars and to hasten the mad idolatry of the New (Under)world Order, which these secret continuing Nazis believe they will eventually dominate].

The US House of Representatives has a Bill to abolish the Federal Reserve (see previous postings) which had been expected to be approved on 1st February. The House appears to have refrained from voting on this Resolution, raising suspicions of collusion with the Cheney-directed (OMEGA OPS) conspirators, to enable further fiat money to be generated from Wanta’s funds pending the Fed's abolition – following which the Treasury will assume central banking functions.

The current (110th) Congress House Bill [HR. 2778: UNPUBLISHED as at 02 February 2007] contains a schedule for phasing out the Federal Reserve, details of which, like the Bill itself, had not yet been disclosed when this posting was finalised.

UPDATE: We now understand that the Bill was passed but was NOT SIGNED, which strongly implies that the President of the United States may still be a co-conspirator with the Vice President.

When the Federal Reserve is abolished, the Federal Interbank Settlement Fund will be closed down along with it – shutting off the lucrative conduit which has been heavily exploited by rogue criminal operatives within the Fed and the Federal Government for untaxed, off-the-books, unsupervised self-enrichment, and other nefarious purposes.

On the face of it, therefore, it seems that the crooks concerned may have colluded with the House of Representatives to delay the planned abolition of the Fed in order to maximise the potential of corrupt transactions via the discredited Federal Interbank Settlement Fund.

All week long, massive secret financial transactions have been instigated by the Treasury, with CIA-controlled funds being delivered all over the world. Payments were being made to central banks and to some ‘Bretton Woods’ payees. Meanwhile the Pentagon is expecting to receive funds for Iraq next week, even though the idea of putting 21,500 extra troops into a city of over 6 million people in the prevailing circumstances is acknowledged by almost everyone, including senior US military officers, to be certifiable lunacy.

As is well known, Cheney is being exposed in the Libby trial, the outcome of which, along with the ICJ subpoena which remains in place, makes it a virtual certainty that this ever more discredited Vice President will be unable to extend his borrowed time in office in accordance with his evident preference. Sources say he adamantly refuses to resign, but it is thought that events, domestic and foreign, may not accommodate him on this score.

When Cheney is called as a witness, the first question the Prosecutor should ask is: 'Are you presently subject to any subpoena or any other judicially assisted court process?'

Additionally, Henry M. Paulson, whose arrest in Europe in December led to his being obliged to submit to the indignity of having the day-to-day running of the Treasury taken over since 26th January 2007 by the Deputy Treasury Secretary, Robert M. Kimmitt, was given a hard time on 31st January by the Senate Banking Committee, as reported in the press on Thursday. Paulson and up to 18 other senior officials are crowding under an immunity ‘umbrella’ arranged with the International Court of Justice. Their immunity is strictly conditional upon fulfilment of the Wanta $4.5 trillion Settlement payment. Since this payment has again been diverted, the immunity offered to these operatives remains pending only. That means that every time these people travel to certain countries, they risk being arrested, like the disgraced Mr Paulson.

The intended illusion of ‘business as usual’ in the American capital, is misleading: no business can proceed as usual in Washington, DC, until the $4.5 trillion Wanta Settlement has been implemented in accordance with the May 2006 agreement and the requirements of the international community and the International Court of Justice.

Various despicable hired hacks working for rogue elements of the US intelligence community continue, meanwhile, to denigrate the Ambassador and the Editor of this service. At least one of these operatives now has a ‘Case Number’ and is under surveillance, while two others’ libellous output is being closely monitored for appropriate action upon advice.

What we are dealing with here is a rogue group of globalist criminals operating from inside the US intelligence community and the Federal Government, exploiting its protection, and that afforded by high office, for personal gain and in furtherance of a nefarious agenda which has nothing whatsoever to do with the interests of the American people.

The fact that investigators and even ‘white hats’ within the CIA have been prepared to confirm to us that the Vice President of the United States, Richard Cheney, has bribed officials associated with the US Treasury to enable him and his associates to preside over the further diversion, stalling, collateralisation, hypothecation and exploitation of Ambassador Wanta’s tagged funds yet again, is a domestic and international financial scandal of unprecedented proportions.

The investigators and CIA 'white hats' have even specifically stated that money was placed in the bank accounts of the bribed officials, for this purpose. That's pretty explicit.

The sooner these criminals are flushed out of power and are made to pay dearly for their criminality, the better for America and the Rest of the World, which remains aghast at these developments These renegades are despised and loathed by all upright people everywhere.

Do not imagine that this is the end of the Wanta Settlement. The funds remain tagged with Bank of New York, which has not, as it should have done, transferred the $4.5 trillion to the securities account of AmeriTrust Groupe, Inc, with Morgan Stanley, New York.

Not only are the reputations of named US officials in shreds, but the standing of major American financial institutions is in jeopardy – as leading international money men prepare to run for the exit, which will occur any time now, given the continuation of these criminal operations.

There is of course no telling what will happen next. By hijacking the settlement process yet again – after President Bush had traveled to New York specifically to sign off the documents with the Bank of New York – Cheney is committing further treason against the United States, and deserves to be arrested and impeached, according to US sources consulted by the Editor of International Currency Review. His arrogance is such that he believes he is above the law, both domestic and foreign.

Funds that ought to have been deployed not only to begin paying down the US Treasury’s massive background debt, but should also long since have been financing crucial US domestic projects, as well as being employed for underwriting the new securities system (as mentioned in our previous posting), have instead been siphoned off repeatedly by a desperate, arrogant rogue group of US mafia criminal operatives who are sabotaging the future of the United States, and who appear to be impervious to the increasing likelihood that they are fostering a global financial catastrophe.

The irony is that all the dirty ‘funny money’ they have been generating, and continue to summon out of thin air, will wind up being worthless if the balloon goes up and a run on the US dollar, the like of which has never been seen, starts in earnest.

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Ambassador Leo Emil Wanta: Diplomatic Passport Numbers 04362 & 12535 a.k.a. Frank B. Ingram [FBI] (Sector V) SA32NV; and a.k.a. Rick Reynolds, SA233MS. AmeriTrust Groupe, Inc: Federal EIN Number 20-3866855; Virginia State Corporation Identification Number: 0617454-4; Virginia State Department of Taxation Identification Number: 30203866855F001

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- - Idaho Observer: Reagan, Rubles and Ambassador Wanta

From the January 2007 Idaho Observer:


Following the money backwards leads to President Reagan, Russian rubles and Ambassador Leo Wanta

Ambassador Leo Wanta is the lawful "principle" and "trustor" of funds stashed in accounts all over the world.

The story of how Ambassador Leo Wanta was commissioned by President Reagan to make $trillions for the American people in shrewd (but legal) currency trading that concentrated on buying Russian rubles at a discount to destabilize the Soviet economy surfaced in 1992. It was recently revived on the Investigative Journal by Greg Syzmanski through interviews with Ambassador Wanta broadcast on the Republic Broadcast Network. As it turns out, British financial news publisher Christopher Story has published the documents in evidence giving credence to what is arguably the most important story in recent memory. As you will see, several poorly-reported incidents during the 90s helped to bury the Wanta story as a tall-tale. As events unfold and independent researchers put the pieces together, Ambassador Wanta is emerging as a real man whose activities produced $trillions that are stashed away in real banks and invested in real properties. If this story is true—and the evidence is becoming unavoidably compelling—then it will not be long before all the world will know.

By Don Nicoloff

While many Americans argue about a variety of current scandals in federal, state, and local governments throughout the United States, the media has remained suspiciously silent about them. Contrary to the myriad of facts and evidence of government complicity or wrongdoing that independent investigators have been steadily uncovering in their analyses of the "attacks" on the World Trade Center; the "bombing" of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City; the sieges at Waco and Ruby Ridge; the facts behind the shoot-out at the Rayburn Senate Office Building/parking garage in May, 2006; the virtual security collapse and mass invasion by illegal aliens along U.S. Borders; the spraying of our skies, crops, and water resources with chemtrails; the numerous bank, investment, securities frauds and sex scandals among members of the Congress, the Senate and the Roman Catholic Church; the secret formation of a "North American Union" and its NAFTA "Super Highway"; the ill-conceived "War on Terror" and the phony "War on Drugs," the mainstream media has been complicit in conspiracies of silence.

In fact, the media has aided and abetted our "elected" lawbreakers in these coverups by endlessly spewing the "talking points" designed to create dissent, confusion and to ridicule or discredit those who demonstrate courage while exposing these despicable and treasonous acts.

Never before in our history has the erosion of Constitutional rights and civil liberties been occurring at such an accelerated pace. There is no denying that the age of Big Brother is now upon us, but those who are naive enough to believe the propaganda they are being spoon-fed on a daily basis are in complete denial that ours is no longer the land of the free. The mind control programs to maintain the illusion of freedom in the mass American mind have been in place for many years and are being tested and modified as needed.

For those who would argue that the media is "fair and balanced," one need only to perform a Google search on the Internet to learn that "Operation Mockingbird" was the government’s official declaration that the mainstream media will be controlled — at any cost. The $64,000 question is: "Exactly how much money will it take to control the mainstream media?" The answer: "Lots — billions, at the very least."

Enter Leo Wanta

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