I've read a lot of commentary about the number of plotters it would
have required to carry out an "Inside Job," black operation on September
11, 2001. One lively critic of the Truth Movement, Jan Burton, emailed me that
10,000 men would be needed. And all of them would have to keep their mouths
I think 50 top specialists might carry out an operation like 9-11 successfully.
Here's how it might be done.
Four or five head plotters at the top might hatch a plan. Call our plan PNAC.
Plan of a New Attack Conspiracy. This handful of top government officials would
hold the true reins of power in the White House and the Pentagon. I could name
three or four players right now, just as anyone could, but I'll leave their
identities to the imagination of my readers.
These powerful men, connected to banking, oil and the defense industry, would
have a plan in place months in advance. They would then be joined by a half
dozen foreign political operatives from a small, tech-savvy country. This small
tech-savvy country would, ironically, have top officials in place already in
the Pentagon. They would possess dual citizenship but be most loyal to one country.
The small one.
Now we have 10-12 plotters.
The secretive, top operatives of the two countries would be joined by a few
top honchos in the intelligence field. They would serve as a delaying force,
delaying the warnings of loyal and patriotic Americans in the FBI, NSA and the
FBI. Any whistleblowers that arose---like FBI translator Sibel Edmonds or the
deceased FBI agent John O'Neill---would be marginalized later by a complicit
mainstream media. This media would consist mostly of dupes and true believers.
They would be outside the loop and not required to have insider information.
Now we number 15-20 key plotters.
These remarkable and clever men command huge numbers of SPECIAL FORCES. These
special commandos resemble the Navy Seals. They possess certain demolition skills
and variety of disguises and genuine-looking yet fake identification. I suspect
these key players pledged a loyalty to a certain tech-savvy country and have
been highly trained to follow orders. Trained professional killers who ask no
question. Ever. Additionally, with their identifications, they are allowed ready
access to key security points easily. Perhaps a dozen men altogether--maybe
as few as a half dozen-probably gained access to the WTC buildings 1,2, and
7 in the months prior to that "attack."
How many conspirators do we number thus far? 30 or 35 maybe? Far cry
from the "tens of thousands" the Bushco apologists suggest.
Next, one would need the ability to control planes by remote control. Curiously,
the head of a small, tech-savvy company that possessed that very technical electronic
skill also enjoyed ready access to the Pentagon. He worked there in a high position
as Comptroller, controlling the flow of money (during a time when 2.6 trillion
went unaccounted for). According to Wikipedia: "In 2001, Dov Zakheim was
CEO of SPC International, a subsidiary of System Planning Corporation, a defense
contractor specializing in electronic warfare technologies including remote-controlled
Coincidental? Perhaps-perhaps not.
Now you would need two or three more top people, preferably very rich, connected
to the New York real estate market to acquire control of a suitable target.
Let us call this target the WTC complex, a suitable array of architectural white
elephants and one very highly important US government building (WTC-7) that
could be insured for far more money than they cost.
Now we number 38 insiders at the most. Almost all of our ducks are
in place. The shooting gallery is just about to open.
For the sake of simplicity, we'll require some skilled commandos to remain
close to the targets. To remotely control the hijacked planes into the towers
and Pentagon. How many skilled technicians would this require? Five thousand,
you say? How about a dozen?
Well, now we've reached the 50. Anyone else is a peripheral player.
Any top US general, befuddled at the Pentagon or NORAD is simply a victim, as
much as those bewildered FAA air traffic controllers or USAF pilots. By the
way, whatever happened to those air traffic control tapes? Guess we can add
that fellow to our list of plotters, the top official who ordered the tapes
destroyed after the New York Massacre.
That takes us to 51. Call it Area 51. A place that doesn't exist. Except in
the twilight zone of our imagination. Except in the minds of "conspiracy
nuts" like myself.
Lastly, critics of an inside job, like my correspondent Jan Burton, claim that
somebody, anybody, would have come forward by now and "blown" the
plot wide open. Now why would they do that? Indeed, well-trained commandos from
another country might feel compelled to drunkenly boast about their exploits
but I seriously doubt any commando would suffer any pangs of conscience.
And suppose some top official already came forward? Sybil Edmonds already came
forward about 911 and her revelations have amounted to exactly nothing. Any
top US official would have to think twice before risking his neck to suffer
ridicule and probable recriminations---and threats of harm to himself and his
family. I'm reminded of those US Navy sailors who were threatened with simple
military courts martials and demotions if they talked about the attack on the
USS Liberty. Now multiply the threat by, say, death. How many would talk then?
USAF veteran, amateur historian and controversial novelist of The Guns
of Dallas, Douglas Herman explained the likely scenario of the
JFK assassination in his recent suspense thriller. He writes for that last bastion
of free speech--the internet. Support it or lose it. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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