In retrospect, how
strange it is that on September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile,
the world�s first democratically-elected Marxist president, died, either by
murder or suicide, in a coordinated revolt by army leaders.
The attack was
carried out on the presidential palace with planes, rockets, bombs and tanks
after Allende rejected a demand to resign. The Coup was led by human piranha
General Augusto Pinochet, who went on to rule the country with an iron fist for
almost 17 years, meeting his maker on
December 10, 2006.
Ironically, 28 years
later on the same day, September 11, 2001, we saw the World Trade Center and
Pentagon attacked and Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania -- the incidents left
nearly 3,000 dead.
junta claims fewer than 100 people died. But General Pinochet�s regime
in fact exercised its brutal muscle during his reign to torture and murder some
3,000 souls, jail 27,000 more without trial, and send thousands more fleeing
the country for asylum. Above and beyond these similarities of events, the
Chilean coup was engineered by Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon and Richard
Helms� CIA. The CIA admitted as much
on September 11, 1998, another coincidental 9/11.
As to the CIA�s
engineering of September 11, 2001, just think that the CIA funded, trained, and
armed the Mujihadeen jihad, including Osama bin Laden, who fought the Soviets
in their baited invasion of Afghanistan; fought them for 10 years, under CIA
funding, which group became the training ground for bin Laden�s �Al Qaeda (the
base),� originally the title of a file on Osama�s laptop which contained the
names of fighters and leaders collected in the protracted struggle against the
It is fair to say
that this $50 billion a year a intelligence organization, supposedly the most
competent in the world, was amazingly unaware of the plans or derelict in
delivering intelligence. It is fair to say the CIA was guilty of neglect,
incompetence and/or active participation with the government and all the usual
suspects in coordinating an effort to create 9/11. This in order to bring about
a coup of our �democratic� government. As a result, this same cadre declared
war on Afghanistan, part of their larger "War on Terror," only days
later, without any further investigation to determine �whodunit,� railroading a
fearful Congress into agreement.
Within eight months
(not the 30 months) he had to do the job, Mayor Giuliani, fellow conspirator,
swept away all evidence of the massive demolition to smelters in Asia, the
Fresh Kill landfill in Staten Island, and at the devil�s doorstep. Thus, it is
no surprise that Hizzoner Giuliani, though besmirched with endless private and
public scandals, remains the Republican front-runner for president. He is the
cloned Pinochet/Bush/Cheney, et al of the US.
Origins of 911 as an emergency
Lest you think the
use of 911 as a significant emergency number was born yesterday, think again. Wikipedia reports, �The push for the
development of a nationwide emergency telephone number came in 1957 when the
National Association of Fire Chiefs recommended a single number to be used for
reporting fires. In 1967, the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and
Administration of Justice recommended the creation of a single number that can
be used nationwide for reporting emergencies. The burden then fell on the Federal Communications Commission,
which then met with AT&T
in November 1967 in order to come up with a solution.
"In 1968, a solution was agreed upon. AT&T had chosen the number
911, which met the requirements that it be brief, easy to remember, dialed
easily, and that it worked well with the phone systems in place at the time.
How the number 911 itself was chosen is not well known and is subject to much
speculation. However, many assert that the number 911 was chosen to be similar
to the numbers 2-1-1 (long distance), 4-1-1 (information,
later called 'directory assistance'), and 6-1-1 (repair
service), which had already been in use by AT&T since 1966. Also, it was
necessary to ensure that the 9-1-1 number was not dialed accidentally, so 9-1-1
made sense because the numbers '9' and '1' were on opposite ends of a phone's rotary dial.�
So the magic number was in the air long before the Chile Coup in 1973. Yet
9-1-1 Emergency Telephone Number Day was proclaimed, by U.S. President Ronald
Reagan in 1987, to occur on the 11th day
of September of that year. The
proclamation was made to promote the North American universal emergency telephone number 9-1-1. After
the September 11, 2001 attacks, the
reminders of 9-1-1 were dropped in favor of remembrance of the victims of the
From a historical perspective, David Simpson at The
Chicago Blog, in 9/11: Past and Future
notes that in addition to �the
assassination of Allende on September 11, 1973; [we find] the British Mandate
in Palestine on September 11, 1922; the U.S. invasion of Honduras on September
11, 1919; and the defeat of the Ottoman armies before the gates of Vienna on
September 11, 1683.�
He adds, �If this is
not metaphysical irony or the mark of some devilish and well-informed
intelligence, then it is a sign that our culture is saturated with such
coincidences, that almost any date would bring up other anniversaries, any of
which could become significant in the light of a supervening event.�
But I don�t believe
that our culture is �saturated� with any other such day/event coincidences.
More likely it indicates the �footprint� of some ongoing elitist and corrupting
force, organization or intelligence. The obvious �ops� stain of US interference
lingers blatantly, at the very least through the invasion of Honduras.
In fact, let me go
one step further with numerology. The first World Trade Tower assault was made
on the North Tower in a massive fire on February 13, 1975 (a little more than
two years after Allende�s fall), a year after the WTC�s completion. The fire�s
origin is still a mystery. Nor did the building fall from it, though it was
said by a fire chief that it burned like a blowtorch.
The common thread
These 911 events,
notably Chile, the Mandate of Palestine and the Honduras invasion, all involve
the serious subversion of the freedoms of their citizens, whether, Chileans,
Palestinians, Hondurans or Americans, especially given the present slaughter of
our Constitution and our judicial system. The assault continues to this day, as
admits to Destroying Videos Showing Interrogations.
It is a sad comment
that the CIA, having grown out of the Office of Strategic Services post World
War II, a war in which America was seen as a liberator not an oppressor, has
turned into Harry Truman�s, Dwight Eisenhower�s, and John F Kennedy�s worst
nightmare. As they feared and predicted, the CIA has become a shadow army
supporting the efforts of an insidious shadow government, pulling political
strings all over the world, supporting the most politically regressive regimes,
which in turn benefit the interests of multi-national corporations for
strategic advantages and profit.
Is that what this
American Dream has all come down to, a band of sacrosanct brigands overthrowing
governments, including our own, left and right? If so, the forefathers of this
country, like the slain Salvador Allende, must be turning over in their graves.
Perhaps it�s time to ring up 9-1-1. The question is can we trust whoever
Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer living in New York
City. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.