The little known "false flag" attack to make a killing on the speculation market
By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Sep 12, 2008, 00:21
(WMR) -- Prior
to the 9/11 attacks, insider trading �put options� were placed on United and
American Airlines stocks. The speculative options on United were placed between
September 6 and 7, 2001 and on American on September 10 at the Chicago Board of
Put options are bets that a stock will fall in value and the
owner has the option of buing the stock at a lower rate and sell them at
the highest rate, thus earning a quick windfall profit. The put options on the
two airlines� stock was reportedly six times higher than normal. Other unusual �put
option� activity was registered with three European reinsurance firms, Germany
Re, Swiss Re, AXA of France, in addition to World Trade Center occupant Morgan
Stanley Dean Witter.
There was a previous attempt to use a �false flag� terrorist
attack to manipulate international markets to earn a quick profit. According to
The Washington Post, two
individuals, Jay Aubrey Elliott and Rolf Dunbier, were once arrested in
New York for planning to blow up the Kafue River bridge in Zambia, the only
bridge servicing Zambia�s Copperbelt Province. At the same time, Violet
Elliott, Elliott�s wife; Efraim Ronen, Benjamin Edoui, Yitzhak Markovitch, and
Raphael Tseriano were arrested in Tel Aviv by Israeli police after the Shin
Bet, Israel�s security service, and the FBI discovered the plan to blow up the
Zambian bridge in order to drive up the world�s copper prices. Jay Elliott had
earlier visited Tel Aviv to sign up explosive experts to blow up the Zambian
bridge. Law enforcement authorities in Zambia and the United States were tipped
off about the plan.
Jay Elliott and Dunbier were charged with violating the
federal Neutrality Act, which forbids American citizens and foreigners in the
United States from waging war against nations with which the United States is
at peace. The act has been used only rarely by the federal government, having
in the past charged U.S. citizens and nationals with conspiring to
commit acts of war against Haiti and Laos. No action was taken
against right-wing conspirators who used U.S. soil to plan and carry out
military action against Cuba and Nicaragua.
Although the conspiracy by Israeli and American nationals
against Zambia�s railway bridge appear to have come from recent headlines, the
story was published in The Washington Post on November 9, 1966.
The Mossad was never officially implicated in the planned
attack on Zambia but the Israeli intelligence agency conducted a number of �false
flag� attacks before and after 1966.
In 1954, Israeli Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon secretly
organized a terrorist attack on the U.S. Information Service library in Cairo,
Egypt, that would be conducted so the Americans would blame the Egyptian
government of Gamal Abdel Nasser. In November 1968, King Hussein of Jordan
discovered that Israel was behind the Kateb al Nasr commando group that
attacked the U.S. embassy in Amman with the deaths of 29 civilians
and security personnel. Israel was hoping to cause the United States to
blame Jordan for the attack.
Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, also known as �Carlos the Jackal,�
maintained that it was the Mossad that killed two French police agents and a
Lebanese informant in 1975. The two policemen, Raymond Dous and Jean
Donatini, and the Lebanese informant, Michel Moukharbal, were investigating a
terrorist attack on El Al Airlines at Orly Airport. �Carlos� said Mossad
was trying to frame him for the murders.
In 1986, Libyan Information Minister Mohamed Sharafeddin
said that Mossad agents were conducting terrorist attacks in western
Europe against U.S. targets so that Libya would be blamed. He said that Israel
was hoping that the U.S. Sixth Fleet would strike Libya in retaliation.
Israeli intelligence agents, some masquerading as �furniture
movers,� were seen celebrating the 9/11 attacks in New Jersey and New York,
some dressed in Arab garb. Pointing to the fact that Shin Bet no longer
cooperates with Western law enforcement, as it did in the 1966 caper in Zambia,
Bell said that Shin Bet agents, using Canadian passports, conducted false flag
operations in Gaza in 2002 and Jordan in 1997. The Jordanian operation resulted
in Canada withdrawing its ambassador from Tel Aviv. The 1997 affair saw Mossad
agents masquerading as Canadians poison Hamas leader Khaled Meshal in Amman.
When King Hussein threatened retaliation for the incident, Israel was forced to
provide the antidote to save Meshal�s life.
In 1991, Mossad covered its tracks in arming and training a
group of Libyan guerrillas in Chad who were trying to topple Muammar Qaddafi.
Mossad arranged for Saudi Arabia to finance the operation. It was not the first
nor the last time that Mossad and the Saudis cooperated on a false flag venture
as witnessed by the events of 9/11.
In 1997, a senior Mossad agent responsible for monitoring
Syria, Yehuda Gil, was found to be sending false reports hyping the Syrian
�threat.� These were passed by then-Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to
Washington and Israel�s Lobby operating in the U.S. capital. It was also
discovered that Gil was keeping money allocated by a Syrian agent for
Mossad in Damascus long after the Syrian agent had died.
A classified CIA document on the Mossad captured by Iranian
militants who took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and later published
in full, outlined Mossad�s activities around the world, including �false flag�
tactics and the blackmailing of U.S. officials. Former Mossad chief Isser Harel
denounced the CIA�s report and said it was similar to the 19th-century
anti-Semitic work, �The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.�
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