1. 1991-1997 -
Major U.S. oil companies including
ExxonMobil, Texaco, Unocal, BP Amoco, Shell and
Enron directly invest billions in cash bribing heads of
state in Kazakhstan to secure equity rights in the
huge oil reserves in these regions. The oil companies further
commit to future direct investments in Kazakhstan of $35
billion. Not being willing to pay exorbitant prices to
Russia to use Russian pipelines, the major oil companies
have no way to recoup their investments.
[Source: "The Price of Oil"
by Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker, July 9, 2001 - The Asia
Times, "The Roving Eye Part I Jan. 26, 2002.]
2. January 1995 -
investigating a possible attack on the Pope
uncover plans for Operation Bojinka, connected to
World Trade Center (WTC) bomber Ramsi
Youssef. Parts of the plan call for crashing hijacked
airliners into civilian targets. Details of the plan are
disclosed in Youssefís 1997 trial for the 1993 WTC
[Source: Agence France-Presse, Dec.
3. Dec. 4, 1997 -
Representatives of the Taliban
are invited guests to the Texas headquarters of
Unocal to negotiate their support for the pipeline.
Subsequent reports will indicate that the negotiations failed,
allegedly because the Taliban wanted too much
[Source: The BBC, Dec. 4, 1997]
4. Feb. 12, 1998 -
Unocal Vice President
John J. Maresca -- later to become a special ambassador
to Afghanistan -- testifies before the House that
until a single, unified, friendly government is in place in
Afghanistan, the trans-Afghani pipeline needed to monetize the
oil will not be built.
[Source: Testimony before the House
International Relations Committee
5. August 1998 -
After the U.S. cruise missile
attacks on Al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan
in retaliation for the African embassy bombings, Unocal
officially withdraws from participation in the CentGas
trans-Afghani gas pipeline project.
[Various sources, Unocal]
6. 1998 -
The CIA ignores
warnings from Case Officer Robert Baer that Saudi Arabia
was harboring an Al Qaeda cell led by two known
terrorists. A more detailed list of known terrorists is offered
to Saudi intelligence in August 2001 and refused.
[Source: Financial Times Jan. 21,
2001; "See No Evil" by Robert Baer (release date February
7. April 1999 -
Enron with a $3
billion investment to build an electrical generating plant at
Dabhol, India loses access to plentiful
LNG supplies from Qatar to fuel the plant. Its
only remaining option to make the investment profitable is a
trans-Afghani gas pipeline to be built by Unocal
from Turkmenistan that would terminate near the
Indian border at the city of Multan.
[Source: The Albion Monitor, Feb.
8. July 4, 1999 -
President Clinton signs
Executive Order 13129, which freezes Taliban
assets in the U.S. and prohibits trade between the
Afghan fundamentalist regime and U.S. entities.
[Source: Federal Register, Vol. 64,
No. 129, July 7, 1999]
9. 1998 and 2000 -
Former President George H.W. Bush
travels to Saudi Arabia on behalf of the privately owned
Carlyle Group, the 11th largest defense contractor in
the U.S. While there he meets privately with the Saudi royal
family and the bin Laden family.
[Source: Wall Street Journal, Sept.
27, 2001. See also FTW, Vol. IV, No. 7 - "The Best Enemies
Money Can Buy"
10. March 2000 -
An FBI agent,
reportedly angry over a glitch in Carnivore that has somehow
mixed innocent non-targeted emails with those belonging to
Al Qaeda, destroys all of the FBIís
Denver-based intercepts of bin Ladenís colleagues
in a terrorist investigation.
[Source: The Washington Post, May
11. 2000 (est.) -
The FBI refuses to
disclose the date of an internal memo stating that a Middle
Eastern nation had been trying to purchase a flight simulator.
[Source: Los Angeles Times, May 30,
12. August 2000 -
Suspected Al Qaeda
operatives wiretapped by Italian police made apparent
references to plans for major attacks involving airports,
airplanes and the United States according to transcripts
obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The Times
suggests that the information might not have been passed to U.S.
authorities (hard to believe), but it did report that Italian
authorities would not comment on the report. The Times
also noted that "Italian and U.S. anti-terrorism experts
[Source: The Los Angeles Times, May
13. Oct. 24-26, 2000 -
carry out a "detailed" emergency drill based upon the crashing
of a hijacked airliner into the Pentagon.
[Source: The Mirror, May 24, 2002]
14. January 2001 -
The Bush Administration
orders the FBI and intelligence agencies to "back
off" investigations involving the bin Laden family,
including two of Osama bin Ladenís relatives (Abdullah
and Omar) who were living in Falls Church, Va. --
right next to CIA headquarters. This followed
previous orders dating back to 1996 that frustrated efforts to
investigate the bin Laden family.
[Source: BBC Newsnight,
Correspondent Gregg Palast, Nov. 7, 2001]
15. Jan. 30, 2001 -
Sept. 11 hijacker Ziad Jarrah
was questioned in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A number of UAE, Middle Eastern, European, and U.S.
sources were cited in this CNN report, which said the CIA
requested Jarrah be interrogated because he had been in
Afghanistan and was suspected to have ties to
terrorists. An unnamed CIA spokesman said the
other sourcesí claims that the agency knew anything about
Jarrah before Sept. 11 were "flatly untrue."
Jarrahís Jan. 30 detainment at the airport in Dubai,
UAE came six months after he took flying lessons in the
U.S. Jarrah was released because "U.S. officials were
satisfied," said the report. [Source: CNN, Aug. 1, 2002
16. Feb. 13, 2001 -
UPI terrorism correspondent
Richard Sale -- while covering a trial of bin Ladenís
Al Qaeda followers -- reports that the
National Security Agency has broken bin Ladenís
encrypted communications. Even if this indicates that bin
Laden changed systems in February, it does not mesh with the
fact that the government insists that the attacks had been
planned for years.
17. May 2001 -
Secretary of State Colin Powell
gives $43 million in aid to the Taliban regime,
purportedly to assist hungry farmers who are starving since the
destruction of their opium crop in January on orders of the
[Source: Los Angeles Times, May 22,
18. May 2001 -
Deputy Secretary of State Richard
Armitage, a career covert operative and former Navy Seal,
travels to India on a publicized tour, while
CIA Director George Tenet makes a quiet visit to
Pakistan to meet with Pakistani leader Gen. Pervez
Musharraf. Armitage has long and deep Pakistani intelligence
connections. It would be reasonable to assume that while in
Islamabad, Tenet, in what was described as "an unusually
long meeting," also met with his Pakistani counterpart, Lt.
Gen. Mahmud Ahmad, head of the ISI.
[Source: The Indian SAPRA news
agency, May 22, 2001]
19. June 2001 -
German intelligence, the BND,
warns the CIA and Israel that Middle Eastern
terrorists are "planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as
weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli
[Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine
Zeitung, Sept. 14, 2001; See
20. June 8, 2001 -
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
(RFE/RL) publishes a story headlined, "Central
Asia: Charges Link Russian Military to Drug Trade." According to
the article, figures for 1999 published in a report by the
United Nations Drug Control Program (UNDCP)
revealed that 80 percent of the heroin consumed in Western
Europe originated in Afghanistan and
Pakistan. The UNDCP report also revealed
half of the drugs in that 80 percent traveled through Central
Asia. A study by the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace published in March 2000 said Russian soldiers
headquartered in Tajikistan were suspected of
helping drug traffickers by providing them with transportation
facilities. This was confirmed by a Russian intelligence officer
who told the Moscow News weekly,
"You can come to an arrangement
[with custom officials] so that the search of military
transport planes remains purely formal. The same goes for
train convoys carrying military cargo [to Russia from
21. July 2001 -
FBI agents in Arizona
write a memorandum warning about suspicious activities involving
a group of Middle Eastern men taking flight training lessons
in Phoenix. The memorandum specifically mentions Osama
bin Laden and warns of connections to terrorist activities.
[Source: The New York Times, May 14,
22. summer 2001 -
The National Security Council
convenes a Dabhol working group as revealed in a
series of government e-mails obtained by the Washington Post and
the New York Daily News.
[Source: The Albion Monitor, Feb.
23. summer 2001 -
According to a Sept. 26 story in
Britainís The Guardian, correspondent David Leigh
reported that "U.S. department of defense official, Dr.
Jeffrey Starr, visited Tajikistan in January.
The Guardianís Felicity Lawrence established that U.S.
Rangers were also training special troops in Kyrgyzstan.
There were unconfirmed reports that Tajik and Uzbek special
troops were training in Alaska and Montana."
24. summer 2001 (est.) -
Pakistani ISI Chief
Gen. Ahmad (see above) orders an aide to wire transfer
$100,000 to Mohammed Atta who was, according to the
FBI, the lead terrorist in the suicide hijackings.
Ahmad recently resigned after the transfer was disclosed in
India and confirmed by the FBI. The
individual who makes the wire transfer at Ahmadís
direction is Ahmad Umar Sheik, the lead suspect in the
kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel
[Source: The Times of India, Oct.11,
25. summer 2001 -
The online newswire online.ie
reports on Sept. 14 that an Iranian man phones U.S. law
enforcement to warn of an imminent attack on the
WTC in the week of Sept. 9. German police
confirm the calls but state that the U.S. Secret Service would
not reveal any further information.
26. summer 2001 -
Jordanian intelligence, the
GID, makes a communications intercept deemed so
important that King Abdullahís men relay it to
Washington, probably through the CIA station in
Amman. To make doubly sure the message got through it was passed
through an Arab intermediary to a German intelligence agent. The
message: A major attack was planned inside the U.S., and
aircraft would be used. The code name of the operation was "The
"When it became clear that the
information was embarrassing to Bush Administration
officials and congressmen who at first denied that there had
been any such warnings before Sept. 11, senior
Jordanian officials backed away from their earlier
This case was authenticated by ABC
reporter John K. Cooley.
[Source: International Herald
Tribune (IHT), May 21, 2002]
27. summer 2001 (est.) -
The National Security Agency
intercepts telephone conversations between bin Laden aide
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Mohammed Atta and does
not share the information with any other agencies.
[Source: Jonathan Landay, Knight
Ridder Newspapers, June 6, 2002]
28. June 26, 2001 -
Iran will ífacilitateí U.S. and Russian plans for
ílimited military actioní against the Taliban."
The story indicates that the
fighting will be done by U.S. and Russian troops with the help
of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
indiareacts.com, June 26, 2001]
29. summer 2001 -
Russian intelligence notifies the
CIA that 25 terrorist pilots have been specifically training for
missions involving hijacked airliners. This is reported in the
Russian press and news stories are translated for FTW by a
retired CIA officer. (Note: The story currently on the Izvestia
web site has been edited to delete a key paragraph.)
[Source: Izvestia, Sept. 12, 2001,
30. July 4-14, 2001 -
Osama bin Laden receives
treatment for kidney disease at the American hospital in
Dubai and meets with a CIA official, who
returns to CIA headquarters on July 15.
[Source: Le Figaro, Oct. 31, 2001]
31. July 15, 2001 -
Members of the
G8, meeting in Genoa, Italy, discuss the
Taliban, pipelines, and the handing over of
Osama bin Laden. According to Pakistani representative
Ambassador Naiz Naik, the U.S. delegation, led by former
Clinton Ambassador to Pakistan Tom Simmons warned
of a "military option" if the Taliban did not
[Source: Jean-Charles Brisard and
Guillaume Dasquie, "Bin Laden: La Verite Interdite," pp76-7.
Thanks to Prof. Peter Dale Scott]
32. July 2001 -
Immediately after the G8
Summit three American officials -- Tom Simmons
(former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan), Karl Inderfurth
(former assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs)
and Lee Coldren (former State Department expert on South
Asia) -- meet with Pakistani and Russian intelligence officers
in Berlin and tell them that the U.S. is planning
military strikes against Afghanistan in October. A
French book released in November, "Bin Laden - La Verite
Interdite," discloses that Taliban
representatives often sat in on the meetings. British papers
confirm that the Pakistani ISI relayed the threats
to the Taliban. [Source: The Guardian, Sept. 22,
2001; the BBC, Sept. 18, 2001; The Inter Press Service, Nov. 16,
2001; Alexanderís Gas and Oil Connections, Feb. 21, 2002]
33. July 2001 -
The G8 summit at
Genoa, Italy is surrounded by anti-aircraft guns,
and local airspace is closed off after Italian and Egyptian
officials (including President Hosni Mubarak) warn
American intelligence that airliners stuffed with explosives
might be used to attack President Bush. U.S. officials
state that the warnings were "unsubstantiated." (But I wonder if
they would have taken away the anti-aircraft artillery?)
[Source: Los Angeles Times, Sept.
34. July 26, 2001 -
CBS News reports that John
Ashcroft has stopped flying commercial airlines due a threat
assessment. Ashcroft told the press that he didnít know
anything about what had caused it.
35. Aug. 2, 2001 -
U.S. ambassador to Pakistan,
Christine Rocca (a former CIA officer), meets
in Islamabad with a Taliban ambassador and demands
the extradition of bin Laden. This was the last known
meeting on the subject.
[Source: Brisard and Dasquie, p 79.
Thanks to Prof. Peter Dale Scott]
36. August 2001 -
The FBI arrests an
Islamic militant linked to bin Laden in Boston. French
intelligence sources confirm that the man is a key member of
bin Ladenís network and the FBI learns that he
has been taking flying lessons. At the time of his arrest the
man is in possession of technical information on Boeing aircraft
and flight manuals.
[Source: Reuters, Sept. 13, 2001]
37. Aug. 11 or 12, 2001 -
U.S. Navy Lt. Delmart "Mike"
Vreeland, jailed in Toronto on U.S. fraud charges and
claiming to be an officer with U.S. naval intelligence, writes
details of the pending WTC attacks and seals them in an
envelope, which he gives to Canadian authorities.
[Source: The Toronto Star, Oct. 23,
2001; Toronto Superior Court Records]
38. August 2001 -
As reported in the IHT both a French
magazine (name not given) and a Moroccan newspaper
simultaneously report that a Moroccan agent named Hassan
Dabou had penetrated Al Qaeda to the point of
getting close to bin Laden, who was "very disappointed"
that the 1993 bombing had not toppled the WTC. Dabou
was called to the U.S. after reporting this, which curtailed his
ability to stay in touch with the organization and gather
additional intelligence that might have prevented the attacks.
Though not proved beyond a doubt, these stories have been met
with a wall of silence.
[The IHT, May 21, 2002]
39. August 2001 -
Russian President Vladimir Putin
orders Russian intelligence to warn the U.S. government "in the
strongest possible terms" of imminent attacks on airports and
[Source: MSNBC interview with Putin,
Sept. 15, 2001]
40. August 2001 -
President Bush receives
classified intelligence briefings at his Crawford, Texas ranch
indicating that Osama bin Laden might be planning to
hijack commercial airliners.
[CBS News; CNN, May 15, 2002]
41. late-August 2001 -
Prince Turki, the pro-U.S.
head of Saudi intelligence (also known to be close
to bin Laden), is replaced by his more neutral
half-brother, Prince Nawwaf who is an ally of Crown
[Source: Saudi Arabian Information
Resource, Aug. 31, 2001;
Thanks to Prof. Peter Dale Scott]
42. August/September 2001 -
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
drops nearly 900 points in the three weeks prior to the attack.
A major stock market crash is imminent.
43. August/September 2001 -
According to a detailed 13-page memo
written by Minneapolis FBI legal officer
Colleen Rowley, FBI headquarters ignores urgent,
direct warnings from French intelligence services about pending
attacks. In addition, a single Supervisory Special Agent
(SSA) in Washington expends extra effort to thwart
the field officeís investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui,
in one case rewriting Rowleyís affidavit for a search
warrant to search Moussaouiís laptop. Rowleyís
memo uses terms like "deliberately sabotage," "block,"
"integrity," "omitted," "downplayed," "glossed over," "mis-characterize,"
"improper political reasons, "deliberately thwarting,"
"deliberately further undercut," "suppressed," and "not
completely honest." These are not terms describing negligent
acts but rather, deliberate acts. FBI field
agents desperately attempt to get action, but to no avail. One
agent speculates that bin Laden might be planning to
crash airliners into the WTC, while Rowley
ironically noted that the SSA who had committed
these deliberate actions had actually been promoted after
[Source: Associated Press, May 21,
44. Sept. 3-10, 2001 -
MSNBC reports on Sept. 16 that a
caller to a Cayman Islands radio talk show gave
several warnings of an imminent attack on the U.S. by bin
Laden in the week prior to 9-11.
45. early-September 2001 -
An FBI internal
document, based upon field notes from Minnesota field agents
discloses that the agents had been investigating and had
questioned the "20th hijacker," Zacarias Moussaoui.
The field notes speculate that Moussaoui, who had been
taking flight lessons, might crash an airliner into the WTC.
Interestingly, the field agentsí requests to obtain a search
warrant for his personal computer were denied. French
intelligence confirms to the FBI that Moussaoui
has ties to terrorist groups and may have traveled to
Afghanistan. The agents also had no knowledge of the
Phoenix memo (See Item #21). One news story states
that agents were in "a frenzy," absolutely convinced that he was
"going to do something with a plane."
[Source: Newsweek, May 20, 2002
issue, story by Michael Isikoff].
46. Sept. 1-10 2001 -
In an exercise, called
Operation "Swift Sword" and planned for
four years, 23,000 British troops are steaming toward Oman.
Although the 9-11 attacks caused a hiccup in the deployment, the
massive operation was implemented as planned. At the same time
two U.S. carrier battle groups arrive on station in the Gulf of
Arabia just off the Pakistani coast. Also at the same time, some
17,000 U.S. troops join more than 23,000 NATO
troops in Egypt for Operation "Bright Star."
All of these forces are in place before the first plane hits
[Sources: The Guardian; CNN; Fox;
The Observer; International Law Professor Francis Boyle, the
University of Illinois.]
47. Sept. 4-5, 2001 -
A freshman at Brooklynís New Utrecht
High School who had recently emigrated from Pakistan reportedly
predicts the destruction of the World Trade Center
a week prior to the 9-11 attacks, according to the
JournalNews newspaper in White Plains, N.Y. Citing "three
police sources and a city official familiar with the
investigation" as well as confirmation from the FBI
that the bureau had received this information, the paper
reported that in the midst of a heated class discussion the
student pointed to the World Trade Center from a
third story window and said, "Do you see those two buildings?
They wonít be standing there next week." New York City Board of
Education spokeswoman Catie Marshall confirmed for the
JournalNews "that school officials reported the matter to
police within minutes of the Sept. 11 attack" and students told
the paper that "FBI agents and NYPD
detectives descended on the school on Sept. 13 to interrogate
the student [who made the prediction] and others in his class,"
which was "an English class for Arab-American students."
[Source: The JournalNews, Oct. 11,
48. Sept. 5, 2001 -
"Five hundred websites -- many of
them with an Arab or Muslim connection -- crash when an
anti-terrorism taskforce raids InfoCom Corp. in
Texas," reported Britainís the Guardian on Sept. 10, 2001. A
taskforce of approximately 80 federal agents and officials from
the FBI, Secret Service, INS,
Customs, Bureau of Diplomatic Security,
IRS, and Commerce Department
occupied InfoComís office building in the Dallas
suburb of Richardson, Texas for four days, "copying every hard
disc they could find." InfoCom hosts many websites
for Middle Eastern clients and is located across the
street from the Holy Land Foundation, a charitable
organization which has been alleged to have connections with
terrorist groups. InfoComís vice president of
marketing, Ghassan Elashi, is also the chairman of the
Holy Land Foundation.
[Source: The Guardian, Sept. 10,
49. Sept. 7, 2001 -
Florida Governor Jeb Bush
signs a two-year emergency executive order (01-261) making new
provisions for the Florida National Guard to assist law
enforcement and emergency-management personnel in the event of
large civil disturbances, disaster or acts of terrorism.
[Source: State of Florida website
listing of Governorís executive orders]
50. Sept. 6-7, 2001 -
Put options (a speculation that the
stock will go down) totaling 4,744 are purchased on United
Air Lines stock, as opposed to only 396 call options (speculation
that the stock will go up). This is a dramatic and abnormal
increase in sales of put options. Many of the
United puts are purchased through Deutschebank/A.B.
Brown, a firm managed until 1998 by the current executive
director of the CIA, A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard.
[Source: The Herzliyya International
Policy Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT),
21, 2001 (Note: The ICT article on possible
terrorist insider trading appeared eight days *after* the
9/11 attacks.); The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal;
The San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 29, 2001]
51. Sept. 10, 2001 -
Put options totaling 4,516 are
purchased on American Airlines as compared to 748 call options.
[Source: Herzliyya Institute -
52. Sept. 6-11, 2001 -
No other airlines show any similar
trading patterns to those experienced by United and
The put option purchases on both airlines were 600 percent above
normal. This at a time when Reuters (Sept. 10) issues a business
report stating, "Airline stocks may be poised to take off."
53. Sept. 6-10, 2001 -
Highly abnormal levels of put options are
purchased in Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley,
AXA Re (insurance)
which owns 25 percent of American Airlines, and Munich Re. All
of these companies are directly impacted by the Sept. 11
[Source: ICT, above;
FTW, Oct. 18, 2001,
54. 2001-2002 -
It has been documented that the
CIA, the Israeli Mossad, and many other intelligence agencies monitor stock
trading in real time using highly advanced programs reported to
be descended from Promis software. This is to alert national
intelligence services of just such kinds of attacks. Promis was
reported as recently as June 2001 to be in Osama bin Ladenís
possession and, as a result of recent stories by Fox, both the
FBI and the Justice Department have confirmed its use for U.S.
intelligence gathering through at least summer 2002. This would
confirm that CIA had additional advance warning of imminent
[Sources: The Washington Times, June 15, 2001; Fox,
Oct. 16, 2001;
FTW, Oct. 26, 2001, -
FTW, Vol. IV, No. 6, Sept. 18, 2001 -
FTW, Vol. III, No. 7, Sept. 30, 2000 -
55. Sept. 9, 2001 -
President George W. Bush is presented with
detailed war plans to overthrow Al Qaeda, according to U.S. and
foreign sources speaking to NBC News.
[Source: MSNBC, May 16,
2002. Thanks to Prof. Peter Dale Scott]
56. Sept. 10, 2001 -
This item has been removed solely at the
request of the party previously named in this entry. Recent
court proceedings Ė which occurred after the news story we had
cited - have indicated that there was no connection between the
story listed here, the person named therein and the attacks of
9-11-01. At the request of the previously named party, FTW
replaced the $1,000 reward with a $1,000 donation to The Childrens Defense Fund on behalf of the named party and the
issue is now amicably resolved without any hard feelings between
that party and FTW.
57. Sept. 10, 2001 -
According to Newsweek, a group of top
Pentagon officials suddenly cancelled travel plans for the next
morning, apparently because of security concerns.
Newsweek, Sept. 24, 2001]
58. Sept. 10, 2001 -
The Houston Chronicle reports the
notified of a fifth grader from a Dallas suburb who told his
"Tomorrow, World War III will begin. It will begin in
the United States, and the United States will lose."
Chronicle was unclear on specifically when Garland, Texas school
district officials told the FBI about the incident, but it was
some time between Sept. 13, 2001 and the storyís publication
date of Sept. 19, 2001.
[Source: Houston Chronicle, Sept. 19,
59. Sept. 10, 2001 -
San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown receives a
call from what he described as "his security people at the
airport" eight hours before the terrorist attacks "advising him
that Americans should be cautious about their air travel," as
reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Brown was scheduled to
fly to New York from San Francisco International Airport. He
told the Chronicle the call "didnít come in any alarming
fashion, which is why Iím hesitant to make any alarming
[Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 12, 2001,
60. Sept. 11, 2001 -
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO),
the federal agency that runs many of the nationís spy
satellites, schedules an exercise involving a plane crashing
into one of the agencyís buildings. "On the morning of Sept. 11,
2001," according to a website advertising a homeland security
conference in Chicago run by the National Law Enforcement and
Security Institute, CIA official John Fulton and his team,
running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency
response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike
a building. Little did they know that the scenario would come
true in a dramatic way."
Fulton is the head of the NROís
strategic gaming division.
[Source: National Law Enforcement and
61. Sept. 11, 2001 -
After the attacks on the World Trade Center
and Pentagon occur, National Public Radioís congressional
correspondent David Welna reports,
"I spoke with congressman
Skelton, a Democrat from Missouri and a member of the Armed
Services Committee, who said that just recently the director of
the CIA warned that there could be an attack - an imminent
attack - on the United States of this nature. So this is not
62. Sept. 11, 2001 -
United Air Lines flight 23, scheduled to
fly from New York City to Los Angeles was delayed after four
Muslim passengers began demanding that the plane take off
immediately. This happened apparently after the first plane had
hit the WTC. The passengers were thrown off the flight.
The Globe and Mail, June 13, 2002]
63. Sept. 11, 2001 -
Gen. Mahmud of the ISI (see #18), friend of
Mohammed Atta, is visiting Washington on behalf of the
He is meeting with the Chairmen of the House and Senate
Intelligence Committees, Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla., and Sen.
[Source: MSNBC, Oct. 7, 2001; The New York
Times, Feb. 17, 2002]
64. Sept. 11, 2001 -
Employees of Odigo, Inc. in Israel, one of
the worldís largest instant messaging companies with offices in
New York, receive threat warnings of an imminent attack on the
WTC less than two hours before the first plane hits. Law
enforcement authorities have gone silent about any investigation
of this. The Odigo research and development offices in Israel
are located in the city of Herzliyya, a ritzy suburb of Tel Aviv
that is the same location as the Institute for Counter
Terrorism, which eight days later reports details of insider
trading on 9-11.
[Source: CNNís Daniel Sieberg, Sept. 28, 2001;
MSNBC Newsbytes, Brian McWilliams, Sept. 27, 2001; Haíaretz,
Sept. 26, 2001]
65. Sept. 11, 2001 -
For 50 minutes, from 8:15 AM until 9:05 AM,
with it widely known within the FAA and the military that four
planes have been simultaneously hijacked and taken off course,
no one notifies the President of the United States. It is not
until 9:30 that any Air Force planes are scrambled to intercept,
but by then it is too late. This means that the National Command
Authority waited for 75 minutes before scrambling aircraft, even
though it was known that four simultaneous hijackings had
[Source: CNN; ABC; MSNBC; Los Angeles Times; The New
66. Sept. 11-12, 2001 -
Nearly a month before the first reported
outbreak, White House officials start taking the powerful
antibiotic Cipro to treat anthrax. By the end of the year it
will be known that the Ames strain of anthrax used in the
attacks against Sens. Leahy and Daschle was produced by CIA
programs coordinated through Fort Detrick, the Batelle Memorial
Institute and the Dugway Proving Ground.
[Source: NBC; CNN;
67. Sept. 13, 2001 -
China is admitted to the World Trade
Organization quickly, after years of unsuccessful attempts.
[Source: The New York Times, Sept. 30, 2001]
68. Sept. 14, 2001 -
Canadian jailers open the sealed envelope
from Mike Vreeland in Toronto and see that is describes attacks
against the WTC and Pentagon. The U.S. Navy subsequently states
that Vreeland was discharged as a seaman in 1986 for
unsatisfactory performance and has never worked in intelligence.
[Source: The Toronto Star, Oct. 23, 2001; Toronto Superior Court
69. Sept. 15, 2001 -
The New York Times reports that
Shattuck III has resigned, effective immediately, as head of the
Alex Brown (A.B.) unit of Deutschebank.
70. Sept. 29, 2001 -
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that
$2.5 million in put options on American and United airlines are
unclaimed. This is likely the result of the suspension in
trading on the New York Stock Exchange after the attacks, which
gave the Securities and Exchange Commission time to be waiting
when the owners showed up to redeem their put options.
71. Oct. 10, 2001 -
The Pakistani newspaper The Frontier Post
reports that U.S. Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain has paid a call
on the Pakistani oil minister. A previously abandoned Unocal gas
pipeline project from Turkmenistan, across Afghanistan, to
Pakistan is now back on the table "in view of recent
72. Oct. 11, 2001 -
The Ashcroft Justice Department takes over
all terrorist prosecutions from the U.S. Attorneys office in New
York, which has had a highly successful track record in
prosecuting terrorist cases connected to Osama bin Laden.
[Source: The New York Times, Oct. 11, 2001]
73. mid-October 2001 -
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, after
having suffered a precipitous drop has recovered most of its
pre-attack losses. Although still weak and vulnerable to
negative earnings reports, a crash has been averted by a massive
infusion of government spending on defense programs, subsidies
for "affected" industries and planned tax cuts for corporations.
74. Oct. 29, 2001 -
The Bush Administration drafts,
order that would usher in a new era of secrecy for presidential
records and allow an incumbent president to withhold a former
presidentís papers even if the former president wanted to make
them public," wrote the Washington Post.
The order also required
members of the public to prove "at least a demonstrated,
specific needí" for a presidentís papers to be released. Critics
contend this would overturn the 1978 Presidential Records Act,
which releases documents after 12 years. The White House
maintained that a Supreme Court decision in 1977 allows
presidents various privileges for their records.
Washington Post, Nov. 1, 2001,
75. Nov. 21, 2001 -
The British paper The Independent runs a
story headlined, "Opium Farmers Rejoice at the Defeat of the
Taliban." The story reports that massive opium planting is
underway all over the country.
76. Nov. 25, 2001 -
The Observer runs a story headlined
"Victorious Warlords Set To Open the Opium Floodgates." It
states that farmers are being encouraged by warlords allied with
the victorious Americans are "being encouraged to plant as much
opium as possible."
77. Dec. 4, 2001 -
Convicted drug lord and opium kingpin
Afridi is recruited by the U.S. government to help establish
control in Afghanistan by unifying various Pashtun warlords. The
former opium smuggler who was one of the CIAís leading assets in
the war against the Russians is released from prison in order to
[Source: The Asia Times Online, Dec. 4, 2001]
78. Dec. 25, 2001 -
Newly appointed Afghani Prime Minister
Karzai is revealed as being a former paid consultant for
[Source: Le Monde]
79. Jan. 3, 2002 -
President Bush appoints Zalmy Khalilzad as a
special envoy to Afghanistan. Khalilzad, a former employee of
Unocal, also wrote op-eds in the Washington Post in 1997
supporting the Taliban regime.
[Source: Pravda, Jan. 9, 2002]
80. Jan. 4, 2002 -
Florida drug trafficking explodes after 9-11.
In a surge of trafficking reminiscent of the 1980s the diversion
of resources away from drug enforcement has opened the
floodgates for a new surge of cocaine and heroin from South
[The Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 4, 2002]
81. Jan. 10, 2002 -
In a call from a speaker phone in open
court, attorneys for Mike Vreeland call the Pentagonís
switchboard operator, who confirms that Vreeland is indeed a
naval lieutenant on active duty. She provides an office number
and a direct dial phone extension to his office in the Pentagon.
[Source: Attorney Rocco Galati; Toronto Superior Court records]
82. Jan. 10, 2002 -
Attorney General John Ashcroft recuses
himself from the Enron investigation because
Enron had been a
major campaign donor in his 2000 Senate race. He fails to recuse
himself from involvement in two sitting federal grand juries
investigating bribery and corruption charges against ExxonMobil
and BP Amoco, which have massive oil interests in Central Asia.
Both were major Ashcroft donors in 2000.
[Source: CNN, Jan. 10,
2002; FTW, "The Elephant in the Living Room, Part I," April 4,
83. Jan. 23, 2002 -
Wall Street Journal reporter
Daniel Pearl is
kidnapped in Pakistan. Pearl is reported dead on Feb. 21. Lead
suspect Ahmad Umar Sheik, former colleague of Gen. Ahmad, is
arrested on Feb. 12 and named as the lead suspect in the
kidnapping and murder. Legal sources close to the Pakistani
government tell FTW (FromTheWilderness.com) that
Pearl was investigating the ISI.
84. Feb. 9, 2002 -
Pakistani leader Gen. Musharraf and Afghan
leader Hamid Karzai announce their agreement to "cooperate in
all spheres of activity," including the proposed Central Asian
pipeline. Pakistan will give $10 million to Afghanistan to help
pay Afghan government workers.
[Source: The Irish Times, Feb. 9,
85. Feb. 18, 2002 -
The Financial Times reports that the
estimated opium harvest in Afghanistan in the late-spring 2002
will reach a world record 4,500 metric tons.
86. mid-April, 2002 -
World Bank chief James Wolfensohn, at the
opening of the World Bankís offices in Kabul, states he has held
talks about financing the Trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline. He
confirms $100 million in new grants for the interim Afghani
government. Wolfensohn also states that a number of companies
have already expressed interest in the project.
Alexanderís Gas and oil Connections, citing an Agence France-Presse
87. May 13, 2002 -
The BBC reports that Afghanistan is about to
close a deal for construction of the $2 billion gas pipeline to
run from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and
India. The story states,
"work on the project will start after an agreement is expected
to be struck" at a summit scheduled for the end of the month.
Unocal will build the pipeline.
[Source: BBC, May 13, 2002]
88. May 2002 -
A number of sources report progress on both oil
and gas pipelines. Regional sources state that Unocal will
re-emerge as a pipeline contender after withdrawing from the CentGas pipeline project in 1998.
Unocal denies plans to revive
the gas pipeline but curiously neglects to mention whether or
not it has any interest in the oil pipeline, which local sources
say is moving ahead.
[Source: The Dawn Group of Newspapers, May
7, May 17, May 22, 2002]
89. May 30, 2002 -
Afghanistanís interim leader, Hamid Karzai,
Turkmenistanís President Niyazov, and Pakistani President Musharraf meet in
Islamabad to sign a memorandum of
understanding on the trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline project. The
three leaders will meet for more talks on the project in
October. The Turkmen-Afghan-Pakistani gas pipeline accord has
been published and can be viewed at the following website:
[Source: NewsBase, June 5, 2002]
90. May 16, 2002 -
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
states unequivocally that while President Bush had been warned
of possible hijackings, "The president did not -- not -- receive
information about the use of airplanes as missiles by suicide
[Source: CBS News, May 15, 2002]
91. May 19, 2002 -
Former FBI Agent Tyrone Powers, now a
professor at Anne Arundel Community College states on radio
station KISS 98.7 that he has credible evidence suggesting that
the Bush Administration did in fact allow the Sept. 11 attacks
to further a hidden agenda.
May 20, 2002]
92. May 31, 2002 -
FBI Agent Robert Wright delivers a tearful
press conference at the National Press Club describing his
lawsuit against the FBI for deliberately curtailing
investigations that might have prevented the 9-11 attacks. He
uses words like "prevented," "thwarted," "obstructed,"
"threatened," "intimidated," and "retaliation" to describe the
actions of his superiors in blocking his attempts to shut off
money flows to Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. These are
not words of negligence. They are words describing deliberate
and malicious actions.
[Source: C-SPAN website]
93. June 4, 2002 -
Air Force Lt. Col. Steve Butler, who had
called President Bush a joke and accused him of allowing the
Sept. 11 attacks to happen, is suspended from his post at the
Defense Language School in Monterey, Calif. and could face a
[Source: Associated Press, June 4, 2002]
94. June 14, 2002 -
Common Dreams website publishes an account
from a former member of the 1/118th Infantry Battalion of the
South Carolina National Guard:
"My unit reported for drill in
July 2001 and we were suddenly and unexpectedly informed that
all activities planned for the next two months would be
suspended in order to prepare for a mobilization exercise to be
held on Sept. 14, 2001. We worked diligently for two weekends
and even came in on an unscheduled day in August to prepare for
the exercise. By the end of August all we needed was a phone
call, which we were to expect, and we could hop into a fully
prepared convoy with our bags and equipment packed."
95. June 17, 2002 -
Reuters reports that Butlerís case has been
resolved without the necessity of a court martial. (I guess so.
Thereís enough material here to prove him right. -- MCR)
[Reuters, June 17, 2002]
96. July 2, 2002 -
Motions from Zacarias Moussaoui are unsealed
in federal court, indicating that Moussaoui wants to testify
before both a grand jury and Congress about the Sept. 11
attacks. Moussaoui claims to have information showing that the
U.S. government wanted the attacks to happen.
Washington Post, July 3, 2002]
97. July 3, 2002 -
The first-ever shipment of Russian oil,
200,000 metric tons, arrives in Houston.
[Source: The Moscow
Times, July 6, 2002].
98. July 6, 2002 -
Afghan Vice President Hajji Abdul Qadir is
assassinated by Afghan warlords. The New York Times reports that
Qadir may have been assassinated by opium warlords upset by Qadirís efforts to reduce the rampant opium farming and
processing that has taken place since the U.S. occupation. Qadir
had been overseeing a Western-backed eradication program,
according to the Times. However, the opium warlords of the
region are same ones sponsored, protected, and in some cases
released from prison by the CIA and who have been protected by
President Bushís special envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad. It is reported
that the raw opium is being refined near U.S. bases at
[Sources: The New York Times, July 8, 2002; Far Eastern Economic
Review, April 18, 2002]
99. July 26, 2002 -
White House security prevented the legal
watch-group Judicial Watch from serving Vice President Cheney
with a lawsuit filed on behalf of Halliburton shareholders.
Before becoming vice president Cheney was CEO of Halliburton,
which has filed for bankruptcy.
[Source: Cybercast News Service,
100. Aug. 2, 2002 -
The FBI asked members of the House and
Senate intelligence committees to take lie-detector tests as
investigators try to determine who leaked information to CNN
about communications in Arabic that made vague references to an
impending attack on the United States. The communications were
intercepted by the National Security Agency on Sept. 10 but
werenít translated until Sept. 12.
[Source: Associated Press
story published in the Boston Globe, Aug. 2, 2002,
101. Aug. 5, 2002 -
The Associated Press reported
role over the last five years in the trafficking of Afghan
heroin into Europe.
[Source: Santa Fe New Mexican, Aug. 5, 2002,
102. Aug. 16, 2002 -
A Knight Ridder story discloses that
members of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeldís staff have
created a special planning unit for an invasion of Iraq. The
unit is composed primarily of civilians and was spearheaded by
conservative members of Rumsfeldís staff, such as Deputy
Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. The story was headlined,
"White House Methodically Preparing for Iraq Campaign."
Knight Ridder Newspapers,
103. Aug. 28, 2002 -
The Globe and Mail of Canada reports
Afghanistan will become the worldís top producer of opium this
year, surpassing Southeast Asia.
[Source: the Globe and Mail,
Aug. 28, 2002]