Sunday, March 7, 2010
The Grand Chessboard And Quotes From Tarpley's 9/11 Synthetic Terror
Reading Webster Tarpley's 9/11 Synthetic Terror, I stumbled upon some striking quotes from Johannes B. Koeppl, a former official in the German Defense Ministry and an advisor to the former NATO General Secretary, Manfred Woerner. Here is one such quote from 2001 perhaps familiar to some:
The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, The Trilateral Commission -- founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller -- and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens.
Ok, more then five years have passed, and at least outwardly perhaps Koeppl's dire prediction seems to have not yet been completely fulfilled. But I'm sure he would insist that behind the illusion of democracy in the West ""all we have now are pseudo-democracies." The parties might hate each other and play outwardly a tough football game over divisive issues, but when it comes to the central economic and foreign policy decisions, voters, at least in the U.S., are left with little choice. There is at least no question that we are moving in the direction of some kind of world government outlined by such figures as David Rockefeller in quotes like this from 1994:
This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long - We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.
In any case, after more research on Koeppl I came upon a kind of summary of important points from Zbigniew Brzezinski's book The Grand Chessboard in the form of an article by Michael C. Ruppert on his website From The Wilderness. A few more quotes of Koeppl are present but most of the article is a kind of summary of Brzezinki's views which seem to explain perhaps one element of what is really going on today for those not satisfied with the simplistic brainwashing for the gullible (and slush fund for defense contractors) called the War on Terror. Have a look if you are having trouble believing it's all really about stopping those crazy Islamists with the shaggy beards who "hate our freedoms."
Brzezinski probably shouldn't be just lumped in with other hawkish neoconservatives. He seems to have his own brand of internationalism with a greater emphasis on diplomacy. It is interesting that Koeppl sees him as helping to create the foundations for the War on Terror. He was known, however, to be critical of the Bush administration's version of it. Just the same, his ideas about the importance of Central Asia to world power might help illuminate the underlying reasons for our occupation of two countries there at the present time, much more then emotional but thinly reasoned concepts of fighting Al-Qaeda, the guys that got us on 9/11, as they say.
Another striking quote in Mr. Tarpley's book comes from an unnamed "well-informed European" source quoted from the EIR News Service on September 24, 2001, who had this to say particularly about 9/11, the seed from which the War on Terror was born:
This was not primarily Islamic at all. I'm sure there were Islamic elements, but what is behind this, is a deeply embedded conspiratorial and organized operation, that took two-plus years to put together. These were people, who were able to make sophisticated moves on the markets, right before it happened. It was very carefully initiated and carried out, using American dissident groups, of which there are a lot, some quite violent. Probably the militia elements would have been tapped, although you have to keep in mind, they are a cover for something else. In any case, what I can say to you with certainty, this was not done by a handful of Islamic fanatics.
And lastly here is a quote from Andreas von Bülow, former Technology Minister and deputy Defense Minister of Germany, also in the book:
...planning the attacks was a masterwork, in technical and organizational terms. To hijack four big airliners within a few minutes and fly them into targets within a single hour and to do so on complicated flight routes! That is unthinkable, without backing from the secret apparatus of state and industry.