Mossad ran 9/11 Arab "hijacker" terrorist operation
By Wayne Madsen
British intelligence reported in February 2002 that the Israeli Mossad ran
the Arab hijacker cells that were later blamed by the U.S. government's 9/11
Commission for carrying out the aerial attacks on the World Trade Center and
Pentagon. WMR has received details of the British intelligence report which
was suppressed by the government of then-Prime Minister Tony Blair.
A Mossad unit consisting of six Egyptian- and Yemeni-born Jews infiltrated
"Al Qaeda" cells in Hamburg (the Atta-Mamoun Darkanzali cell), south Florida,
and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates in the months before 9/11. The Mossad
not only infiltrated cells but began to run them and give them specific
orders that would eventually culminate in their being on board four
regularly-scheduled flights originating in Boston, Washington Dulles, and
Newark, New Jersey on 9/11.
The Mossad infiltration team comprised six Israelis, comprising two cells of
three agents, who all received special training at a Mossad base in the Negev
Desert in their future control and handling of the "Al Qaeda" cells. One
Mossad cell traveled to Amsterdam where they submitted to the operational
control of the Mossad's Europe Station, which operates from the El Al complex
at Schiphol International Airport. The three-man Mossad unit then traveled to
Hamburg where it made contact with Mohammed Atta, who believed they were sent
by Osama Bin Laden. In fact, they were sent by Ephraim Halevy, the chief of
The second three-man Mossad team flew to New York and then to southern
Florida where they began to direct the "Al Qaeda" cells operating from
Hollywood, Miami, Vero Beach, Delray Beach, and West Palm Beach. Israeli
"art students," already under investigation by the Drug Enforcement
Administration for casing the offices and homes of federal law enforcement
officers, had been living among and conducting surveillance of the
activities, including flight school training, of the future Arab "hijacker"
cells, particularly in Hollywood and Vero Beach.
In August 2001, the first Mossad team flew with Atta and other Hamburg "Al
Qaeda" members to Boston. Logan International Airport's security was
contracted to Huntleigh USA, a firm owned by an Israeli airport security firm
closely connected to Mossad â€” International Consultants on Targeted
Security â€“ ICTS. ICTS's owners were politically connected to the Likud
Party, particularly the Netanyahu faction and then-Jerusalem mayor and future
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. It was Olmert who personally interceded with New
York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to have released from prison five Urban Moving
Systems employees, identified by the CIA and FBI agents as Mossad agents. The
Israelis were the only suspects arrested anywhere in the United States on
9/11 who were thought to have been involved in the 9/11 attacks.
The two Mossad teams sent regular coded reports on the progress of the 9/11
operation to Tel Aviv via the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC. WMR has
learned from a Pentagon source that leading Americans tied to the media
effort to pin 9/11 on Arab hijackers, Osama Bin Laden, and the Taliban were
present in the Israeli embassy on September 10, 2001, to coordinate their
media blitz for the subsequent days and weeks following the attacks. It is
more than likely that FBI counter-intelligence agents who conduct
surveillance of the Israeli embassy have proof on the presence of the
Americans present at the embassy on September 10. Some of the Americans are
well-known to U.S. cable news television audiences.
In mid-August, the Mossad team running the Hamburg cell in Boston reported to
Tel Aviv that the final plans for 9/11 were set. The Florida-based Mossad
cell reported that the documented "presence" of the Arab cell members at
Florida flight schools had been established.
The two Mossad cells studiously avoided any mention of the World Trade Center
or targets in Washington, DC in their coded messages to Tel Aviv. Halevy
covered his tracks by reporting to the CIA of a "general threat" by an attack
by Arab terrorists on a nuclear plant somewhere on the East Coast of the
United States. CIA director George Tenet dismissed the Halevy warning as "too
non-specific." The FBI, under soon-to-be-departed director Louis Freeh,
received the "non-specific" warning about an attack on a nuclear power plant
and sent out the information in its routine bulletins to field agents but no
high alert was ordered.
The lack of a paper trail pointing to "Al Qaeda" as the masterminds on 9/11,
which could then be linked to Al Qaeda's Mossad handlers, threw off the FBI.
On April 19, 2002, FBI director Robert Mueller, in a speech to San
Francisco's Commonwealth Club, stated: "In our investigation, we have not
uncovered a single piece of paper â€” either here in the United States, or in
the treasure trove of information that has turned up in Afghanistan and
elsewhere â€” that mentioned any aspect of the September 11 plot."
The two Mossad "Al Qaeda" infiltration and control teams had also helped
set up safe houses for the quick exfiltration of Mossad agents from the
United States. Last March, WMR reported: "WMR has learned from two El Al
sources who worked for the Israeli airline at New Yorkâ€™s John F. Kennedy
airport that on 9/11, hours after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
grounded all civilian domestic and international incoming and outgoing
flights to and from the United States, a full El Al Boeing 747 took off from
JFK bound for Tel Avivâ€™s Ben Gurion International Airport. The two El Al
employee sources are not Israeli nationals but legal immigrants from Ecuador
who were working in the United States for the airline. The flight departed
JFK at 4:11 pm and its departure was, according to the El Al sources,
authorized by the direct intervention of the U.S. Department of Defense. U.S.
military officials were on the scene at JFK and were personally involved with
the airport and air traffic control authorities to clear the flight for
take-off. According to the 9/11 Commission report, Transportation Secretary
Norman Mineta ordered all civilian flights to be grounded at 9:45 am on
September 11." WMR has learned from British intelligence sources that the
six-man Mossad team was listed on the El Al flight manifest as El Al
WMR previously reported that the Mossad cell operating in the Jersey
City-Weehawken area of New Jersey through Urban Moving Systems was suspected
by some in the FBI and CIA of being involved in moving explosives into the
World Trade Center as well as staging "false flag" demonstrations at least
two locations in north Jersey: Liberty State Park and an apartment complex in
Jersey City as the first plane hit the World Trade Center's North Tower. One
team of Urban Moving Systems Mossad agents was arrested later on September 11
and jailed for five months at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
Some of their names turned up in a joint CIA-FBI database as known Mossad
agents, along with the owner of Urban Moving Systems, Dominik Suter, whose
name also appeared on a "Law Enforcement Sensitive" FBI 9/11 suspects list,
along with the names of key "hijackers," including Mohammed Atta and Hani
Hanjour, as well as the so-called "20th hijacker," Zacarias Moussaoui.
Suter was allowed to escape the United States after the FBI made initial
contact with him at the Urban Moving Systems warehouse in Weehawken, New
Jersey, following the 9/11 attacks. Suter was later permitted to return to
the United States where he was involved in the aircraft parts supply business
in southern Florida, according to an informe3d source who contacted WMR.
Suter later filed for bankruptcy in Florida for Urban Moving Systems and
other businesses he operated: Suburban Moving & Storage Inc.; Max Movers,
Inc.; Invsupport; Woodflooring Warehouse Corp.; One Stop Cleaning LLC; and
City Carpet Upholstery, Inc. At the time of the bankruptcy filing in Florida,
Suter listed his address as 1867 Fox Court, Wellington, FL 33414, with a
phone number of 561 204-2359.
From the list of creditors it can be determined that Suter had been
operating in the United States since 1993, the year of the first attack on
the World Trade Center. In 1993, Suter began racking up American Express
credit card charges totaling $21,913.97. Suter also maintained credit card
accounts with HSBC Bank and Orchard Bank c/o HSBC Card Services of Salinas,
California, among other banks. Suter also did business with the Jewish
Community Center of Greater Palm Beach in Florida and Ryder Trucks in Miami.
Miami and southern Florida were major operating areas for cells of Israeli
Mossad agents masquerading as "art students," who were living and working
near some of the identified future Arab "hijackers" in the months preceding
ABC's 20/20 correspondent John Miller ensured that the Israeli connection to
"Al Qaeda's" Arab hijackers was buried in an "investigation" of the movers'
activities on 9/11. Anchor Barbara Walters helped Miller in putting a lid on
the story about the movers and Suter aired on June 21, 2002. Miller then went
on to become the FBI public affairs spokesman to ensure that Mueller and
other FBI officials kept to the "Al Qaeda" script as determined by the Bush
administration and the future 9/11 Commission. But former CIA chief of
counter-terrorism Vince Cannistraro let slip to ABC an important clue to the
operations of the Mossad movers in New Jersey when he stated that the Mossad
agents "set up or exploited for the purpose of launching an intelligence
operation against radical Islamists in the area, particularly in the New
Jersey-New York area." The "intelligence operation" turned out to have been
the actual 9/11 attacks. And it was no coincidence that it was ABC's John
Miller who conducted a May 1998 rare interview of Osama Bin Laden at his camp
in Afghanistan. Bin Laden played his part well for future scenes in the
fictional "made-for-TV" drama known as 9/11.
WMR has also learned from Italian intelligence sources that Mossad's running
of "Al Qaeda" operatives did not end with running the "hijacking" teams in
the United States and Hamburg. Other Arab "Al Qaeda" operatives, run by
Mossad, were infiltrated into Syria but arrested by Syrian intelligence.
Syria was unsuccessful in turning them to participate in intelligence
operations in Lebanon. Detailed information on Bin Laden's support team was
offered to the Bush administration, up to days prior to 9/11, by Gutbi
al-Mahdi, the head of the Sudanese Mukhabarat intelligence service. The
intelligence was rejected by the Biush White House. It was later reported
that Sudanese members of "Al Qaeda's" support network were double agents for
Mossad who had also established close contacts with Yemeni President Ali
Abdullah Saleh and operated in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Eritrea, as well as
Sudan. The Mossad connection to Al Qaeda in Sudan was likely known by the
Sudanese Mukhabarat, a reason for the rejection of its intelligence on "Al
Qaeda" by the thoroughly-Mossad penetrated Bush White House. Yemen had also
identified "Al Qaeda" members who were also Mossad agents. A former chief of
Mossad revealed to this editor in 2002 that Yemeni-born Mossad "deep
insertion" commandos spotted Bin Laden in the Hadhramaut region of eastern
Yemen after his escape from Tora Bora in Afghanistan, following the U.S.
French intelligence determined that other Egyptian- and Yemeni-born Jewish
Mossad agents were infiltrated into Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates as
radical members of the Muslim Brotherhood. However, the "Muslim Brotherhood"
agents actually were involved in providing covert Israeli funding for "Al
Qaeda" activities. On February 21, 2006, WMR reported on the U.S. Treasury
Secretary's firing by President Bush over information discovered on the shady
"Al Qaeda" accounts in the United Arab Emirates: "Banking insiders in Dubai
report that in March 2002, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Paul Oâ€™Neill visited
Dubai and asked for documents on a $109,500 money transfer from Dubai to a
joint account held by hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi at Sun
Trust Bank in Florida. Oâ€™Neill also asked UAE authorities to close down
accounts used by Al Qaeda . . . . The UAE complained about Oâ€™Neillâ€™s
demands to the Bush administration. Oâ€™Neillâ€™s pressure on the UAE and
Saudis contributed to Bush firing him as Treasury Secretary in December 2002
" O'Neill may have also stumbled on the "Muslim Brotherhood" Mossad
operatives operating in the emirates who were directing funds to "Al Qaeda."
After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise to power of the Taliban
in Afghanistan, Sharjah's ruler, Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, who survived
a palace coup attempt in 1987, opened his potentate to Russian businessmen
like Viktor Bout, as well as to financiers of radical Muslim groups,
including the Taliban and "Al Qaeda."
Moreover, this Israeli support for "Al Qaeda" was fully known to Saudi
intelligence, which approved of it in order to avoid compromising Riyadh. The
joint Israeli-Saudi support for "Al Qaeda" was well-known to the Sharjah and
Ras al Khaimah-based aviation network of the now-imprisoned Russian, Viktor
Bout, jailed in New York on terrorism charges. The presence of Bout in New
York, a hotbed of Israeli intelligence control of U.S. federal prosecutors,
judges, as well as the news media, is no accident: Bout knows enough about
the Mossad activities in Sharjah in support of the Taliban and Al Qaeda in
Afghanistan, where Bout also had aviation and logistics contracts, to expose
Mossad as the actual mastermind behind 9/11. Bout's aviation empire also
extended to Miami and Dallas, two areas that were nexuses for the Mossad
control operations for the "Al Qaeda" flight training operations of the Arab
cell members in the months prior to 9/11.
Bout's path also crossed with "Al Qaeda's" support network at the same bank
in Sharjah, HSBC. Mossad's phony Muslim Brotherhood members from Egypt and
Yemen controlled financing for "Al Qaeda" through the HSBC accounts in
Sharjah. Mossad's Dominik Suter also dealt with HSBC in the United States.
The FBI's chief counter-terrorism agent investigating Al Qaeda, John O'Neill,
became aware of the "unique" funding mechanisms for Al Qaeda. It was no
mistake that O'Neill was given the job as director of security for the World
Trade Center on the eve of the attack. O'Neill perished in the collapse of
the complex.Mossad uses a number of Jews born in Arab countries to masquerade
as Arabs. They often carry forged or stolen passports from Arab countries or
nations in Europe that have large Arab immigrant populations, particularly
Germany, France, Britain, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
For Mossad, the successful 9/11 terrorist "false flag" operation was a
success beyond expectations. The Bush administration, backed by the Blair
government, attacked and occupied Iraq, deposing Saddam Hussein, and turned
up pressure on Israel's other adversaries, including Iran, Syria, Pakistan,
Hamas, and Lebanese Hezbollah. The Israelis also saw the U.S., Britain, and
the UN begin to crack down on the Lebanese Shi'a diamond business in
Democratic Republic of Congo and West Africa, and with it, the logistics
support provided by Bout's aviation companies, which resulted in a free hand
for Tel Aviv to move in on Lebanese diamond deals in central and west Africa.
Then-Israeli Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu commented on the 9/11
attacks on U.S. television shortly after they occurred. Netanyahu said: "It
is very good!" It now appears that Netanyahu, in his zeal, blew Mossad's
cover as the masterminds of 9/11.
Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and
syndicated columnist. He has written for several renowned papers and blogs.
Madsen is a regular contributor on Russia Today. He has been a frequent
political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared
on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen has taken on
Bill Oâ€™Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows. He has been
invited to testifty as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the
UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the
As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security
programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security
Agency, the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA
Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation.
Madsen is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ),
Association for Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the National Press Club. He
is a regular contributor to Opinion Maker