Former C.I.A. specialist Philip Giraldi: the 9/11 narrative needs revision



…by Jonas E. Alexis


Former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the C.I.A. Philip Giraldi has recently nailed the 9/11 narrative by saying that “Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan just for starters may have been involved in or had knowledge relating to 9/11…”

We all ought to applaud Giraldi for starting to investigate some of those issues because Giraldi is not just your typical guy. He is a historian. He has a Ph.D. from the University of London in European history and has been working as an investigative journalist for years.

Giraldi was a C.I.A. officer for eighteen years in places like Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain. He also speaks several languages, including Turkish, Italian, German, and Spanish. He has written articles for MSNBC, Fox News Channel, National Public Radio, Good Morning America, etc.

According to Giraldi, the 9/11 attack was almost certainly another Pearl Harbor, which is to say that the government almost certainly had it coming. The Neocons and the Bush administration, says Giraldi, were part of the problem largely because they were

“pushing to increase U.S. military capabilities so that the country would be able to fight multi-front wars. The signatories of the neocon Project for the New American Century paper observed that was needed was a catalyst to produce a public demand to ‘do something,’ that ‘something’ being an event comparable to Pearl Harbor. Seventeen signatories of the document wound up in senior positions in the Bush Administration.

“The new Pearl Harbor turned out to be 9/11. Given developments since 9/11 itself, to include the way the U.S. has persisted in going to war and the constant search for enemies worldwide to justify our own form of Deep State government, I would, to a large extent, have to believe that PNAC was either prescient or perhaps, more diabolically, actively engaged in creating a new reality.”

VT writers and editors have been saying that the 9/11 attack was indeed a covert operation for quite a while. And this is not some kind of “conspiracy theory.” Even Fox News, of all places, got it right when they made it quite clear that the Israelis almost certainly had enough knowledge about the 9/11 attack:

Israel’s fingerprints are all over the 9/11 attack. In 2001 at least 200 Israelis were arrested. 140 of those were detained by the FBI right before the 9/11 attack. Many of those Israelis “had used cover stories to gain access to sensitive government buildings and the homes of American officials.”[1] The Washington Post,[2] the Telegraph,[3] and other media outlets such as the widely read French newspaper Le Monde[4] began to ask why many of those people were arrested. No one was able to answer the question because those Israelis were never prosecuted.

According to John Farmer, former senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission, the 9/11 Commission report is unreliable and many who wrote the report were misled.394 These issues prompted a number of physicists and professors—at least 75 of them—to postulate that more evidence was needed for the airplane hypothesis.

One of them, Professor David Gabbard, declared, “We’re academics and we’re rational, and we really believe Congress or someone should investigate this.”[5] These doubters have been labeled “conspiracy theorists.” According to Sylvain Cypel of Le Monde, there is no doubt that the Israelis—at least the Mossad—were aware of the 9/11 attack before it happened.[6]

Giraldi again should be praised for his moral and intellectual candor. The similarities between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are quite striking. Former US Senate candidate Mark Dankof and I will be examining the issues revolving around Pearl Harbor tentatively at the end of this year. Giraldi concludes his analysis with a sober thought:

“If it can be demonstrated that the attacks carried out on that day were quite possibly set up by major figures both inside and outside the political establishment it might produce such a powerful reaction that the public would demand a reversal of the laws and policies that have so gravely damaged our republic. It is admittedly unlikely that anything like that could ever take place, but it is at least something to hope for.”

If Solzhenitsyn is right, then the Powers That Be can’t triumph forever. So, there is no need for despair and there is every reason to be hopeful. Solzhenitsyn put it best:

“Our way must be: never knowingly support lies! Having understood where the lies begin—step back from that gangrenous edge! Let us not glue back the flaking scale of the Ideology, not gather back its crumbling bones, nor patch together its decomposing garb, and we will be amazed how swiftly and helplessly the lies will fall away, and that which is destined to be naked will be exposed as such to the world.”[7]

[1] Ben Fenton, “US Arrests 200 Young Israelis in Spying Investigation,” Telegraph, Mar. 7, 2002.

[2] John Mintz, “60 Israelis on Tourist Visas Detained Since Sept. 11,” Washington Post, Nov. 23, 2001.

[3] Fenton, “US Arrests 200 Young Israelis,” Telegraph, March 7, 2002.

[4] Sylvain Cypel, “Vast Israeli Spy Network Dismantled in the US,” Le Monde, March 5, 2002.

[5] Christina Aquith, “Who Really Blew Up the Twin Towers?,” Guardian, September 5, 2006.

[6] Cypel, “Israeli Spy Network Dismantled,” Le Monde, Mar. 5, 2002.

[7] Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Solzhenitsyn Reader (Wilmington: ISI Books, 2006), 558.

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Jonas E. Alexis

Jonas E. Alexis graduated from Avon Park High School, studied mathematics and philosophy as an undergraduate at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and has a master's degree in education from Grand Canyon University.

Some of his main interests include the history of Christianity, U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book ,Christianity & Rabbinic Judaism: A History of Conflict Between Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism from the first Century to the Twenty-first Century.

He is currently teaching mathematics in South Korea. He plays soccer and basketball in his spare time. He is also a cyclist. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Zionism and the West.

Alexis welcomes comments, letters, and queries in order to advance, explain, and expound rational and logical discussion on issues such as the Israel/Palestine conflict, the history of Christianity, and the history of ideas.

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  1. “If I count the chances of 2 weeks holiday as per year, taken on 09/11, the accumulated probability of its use is ridiculous.”

    As a retired statistician my brain is fading fast but I put the probability that any two week vacation in a year would include 9/11 as 0.038 or about 4%.

  2. Absolutely correct. In fact, Pearl Harbor was a covert operation, and the Roosevelt administration was deliberately provoking the Japanese.

  3. Here is a 60 page DEA report concerning the Israeli “art students”.

    They were trying to gain access to federal offices all over the country. Many of them had specialized military experience and some were demolitions experts (Pg31). There was an official Security Advisory Notice regarding Israeli art students and suspicious activities around federal buildings.

    On page 34, the document lists reports of incidents where Israeli art students approached government employees at their office or residence. In New Orleans, four secret service agents, (S/S Allen Davis) (GS James E Myles Jr.) “special agent in charge” (SAC Michael James) and “assistant special agent in charge”, (ASAC Kent Tate), met and discussed how either they, or their spouses had been contacted at their residences by Israeli “art students”.

    This report is full of “suspicious activity”.

  4. The Americans knew that the Japanese were going to attack, both from their own codebreaking and from British intel too. That’s why the carriers were not there. The Japanese should have followed up the air attack with an invasion, that would have meant the US had no fleet bases other than the West coast of America and would have made the job of fighting back a lot harder.

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