Homeland 2004 part 1
What if I were to write a novel, a fictional account of a Network. An Establishment of generational elitist bent on establishing a world government. Some men would be in the inner core of the Network, others on the outer rims, but all would acknowledge its power and never, ever cross the Network. This Network would extend into Finance, Media, Universities, Industrial, and Military. The intelligence apparatus would at the top echelons, be at their total submission. And their control would be so entrenched in the Executive Branch, that it would paralyze Congress and the Senate. The last sitting president that crossed them was publicly executed, this Network would flood the nation with drugs while declaring war on drugs, would call itself peacemakers while waging wars openly and covertly. This Network would unite the nation in a patriotic fury after the most devastating attack on the homeland in history.
And would set up an election between two of their sons and call it choice. What if an investigative reporter called "Winston Smith" would start investigating this attack on the Homeland. What if Winston while wanting to believe the official story saw inconsistencies? What if Winston while wanting to believe, was able to determine fact from fiction?
What if after the shock of that fateful fall day, 3 years earlier had worn off, Winston could no longer believe the lie? Why? What changed Winston's mind? Winston Smith ran into facts, cold hard facts have a way of dismantling false perceptions.
Winston saw that while the Government officially claimed no foreknowledge or warning of the attack, that this was a falsehood; He saw that at least 11 countries provided advance warning to the US of the attack. Two senior Mossad experts were sent to Washington in August 2001 to alert the CIA and FBI to a cell of 200 terrorist said to be preparing a big operation. The list provided the names of four of the hijackers, none of whom was arrested. It had been known as early as 1996 that there were plans to hit Washington targets with airplanes. In 1999 a US national intelligence council report noted that "al-Qaida suicide bombers could crash-land an aircraft packed with explosives in to the Pentagon, the headquarters of the CIA. or the White House". He saw an FBI translator claim that she could prove with documentation that the US did have knowledge that al-Qaida would attack cities with airplanes, he saw this FBI translator shut down by a Federal Judge, before ever hearing the case. He saw the NSA intercept two messages on the eve of the attack, warning that something was going to happen the next day, but they would claim the messages were not translated until the day following the attack.
Winston saw that weeks before the attack the Taleban sent a representative to the US to warn American diplomats and the UN that Osama bin Laden was due to launch a huge attack on US soil. He learned that a Iranian man held in custody by German police call the US several times to warn the US of a plot against the World trade Center, but was not believed. Of a man in Canadian custody (At the request of US authorities), who was a naval Intelligence officer in the United States Navy who also warned the Canadian government and gave specific targets (which he acquired from intelligence sources in Russia) 8 months before the attacks; who believes that once he is extradited to the US he will be assassinated.
Of what was labeled as an urban myth of a school child telling his teacher of the attack "Do you see those two buildings? they won't be standing there next week." and of this "myth" being confirmed by police who were "baffled". He saw how multiple sources knew but our intelligence agencies could not put the dots together, yet no one has been fired or reprimanded for incompetence?
He then saw an exodus of disgruntled FBI agents quit an hire a lawyer, because they were suppressed by their superiors from pursuing terrorist cells, from investigating the house of Saud where the financing trail lead to, of a presidential directive telling agents to back off the Bin Laden family and their financing of Islamic fundamentalism. He learned of a 27-year FBI veteran who retired in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office, who compiled evidence demonstrating beyond any question that the FBI is now engaged in a clear-cut cover up its foreknowledge. Of this FBI veteran who had met Bin Laden in the spring of 1986 when Bin Laden traveling under the name "Tim Osman" came to the US sponsored by the State Department and the CIA for the purpose of securing arms and aid for his Islamic Fundamentalist rebels fighting against the Soviets. How through this insiders knowledge of this network he came into contact with an informant who seven months before the attack gave information of the coming attack, this information was then passed to the FBI Terrorism expert who would retire from the FBI in frustration, and ironically die in the very same attack.
Winston would learn of certain government officials who were warned not to fly, the night before. He would learn of text messages sent to Odigo an Israeli instant messaging company who sent text messages telling their employees not to come to work that morning. He would hear a NBC station in Florida on October 7 2002, report of an Private US citizen working as an undercover for the government, posing as an arms dealers in a operation called Diamondback, come into information about an attack on the World Trade Center months before the attack; he would pass on the intelligence to various officials including 2 US Senators who passed on the treats to Intelligence Agencies. He recorded members of Pakistan's ISI (Pakistan's Secret service), on more than one occasion say "the World Trade Center was coming down". Yet the intelligence was not acted upon.
Winston would learn of a March 30 2002 capture of the Chief of operations of al-Qaida, the highest ranking operative ever taken into custody, this operative thinking he was talking to Saudi security officers (really CIA officers) asked his interrogators to call a senior member of the ruling Saudi family. He then provided a private home number and cell phone number from memory and stated "Prince Ahmed bin Salam bin Abdul Aziz, he will tell you what to do." The operative (Abu Zubaydah) spoke to his faux Saudi interrogators as if they, not he, were the ones in trouble. He said that several years earlier the royal family had made a deal with al-Qaida in which the House of Saud would aid the Taleban so long as al-Qaida kept terrorism out of Saudi Arabia. Zubaydah added that as part of this arrangement, he dealt with Prince Ahmed and two other members of the the House of Saud as intermediaries, Prince Sultan bin Faisal bin Turki al-Saud, a nephew of King Fahd's, and Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Saud al-Kabir, a 25 year old distant relative of the king's. Again, he furnished phone numbers from memory. It was then that Zubaydah dropped his real bombshell, after the interrogators informed him that 9/11 changed everything, that the House of Saud would not stand behind him after that, Zubaydah replied "9/11 changed nothing because Ahmed knew beforehand that an attack was scheduled for American soil that day."
When he figured out his interrogators were really Americans, he tried to strangle himself and later recanted his entire tale. About six weeks later, on July 22, Prince Ahmed was dead. News reports said the 43 year old had died in his sleep due to a heart attack. Ahmed was not the only person to suffer ill. The next day, July 23, Ahmed's cousin Prince Sultan bin Faisal bin Turki al-Saud, was killed in a one person car crash while en route to Ahmed's funeral. A week later on July 30, Prince Fahd bin Turki, the third member of the royal family named by Zubaydah was found in the desert apparently died of thirst.
Nor was that the end of it. During his interrogation, Zubaydah had also said that Osama bin Laden had struck a deal with Pakistani air force chief Air Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir, and told him that there would be unspecified attacks on American soil on 9/11. Seven months after the Saudi deaths, on February 20, 2003, Mir and 16 others were killed when their plane crashed in a northwest providence of Pakistan. Sabotage was widely speculated to be behind the crash but could not be proved.
With prior knowledge abounding form so many different sources and the suppression of leads that would shed light on this attack on the homeland, Winston began to run into more disturbing facts. Winston was disturbed at the unprecedented lack of action on the part of the Air Defense systems of the homeland.
To be continued...