Article by Professor Daniele Ganser, University of Basel
As evidence has accumulated that the official story of 9/11 is false, the dwindling number of defenders of the official conspiracy theory have been reduced to two arguments. One is that no government would attack its own people or stand aside while terrorists did so. The other argument is that if such a thing had happened, someone would have talked.
Professor Daniele Ganser of the University of Basel in Switzerland demonstrates that there is no basis in history for either of these two arguments. He provides details of two officially acknowledged government conspiracies to murder citizens for political reasons.
One is Operation Gladio, officially exposed by Italian Judge Felice Casson and Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. This conspiracy involved the CIA, NATO, and Italian intelligence. The conspirators set off bombs in public places in European cities, killing and maiming citizens. The series of attacks were officially blamed on communists and discredited the Italian Communist Party, thus terminating its rise in polls and elections.
The other is Operation Northwoods, drawn up by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. This was a conspiracy to kill Americans and to blame Castro. The purpose of the conspiracy was to create fear and anger among the US population that would support regime change in Cuba. General Lyman Lemnitzer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, failed to convince President John F. Kennedy to give the go ahead.
In his book, JFK and the Unspeakable, James W. Douglass concludes that President Kennedy’s unwillingness to use military force against Cuba and the Soviet Union convinced the Joint Chiefs, the CIA, and even the Secret Service itself that Kennedy was naive about the dangers of communism and foolishly trusted negotiations with the Soviets in lieu of overcoming them with force. Judged a weak reed, Kennedy was seen as a liability in America’s stance against godless communism, and the decision was made to remove him by assassination. Douglass’ account is buttressed with far more exhaustive research and facts than the official story that Kennedy was assassinated by a lone nut who luckily got off improbable shots and was himself murdered inside the Dallas jail before he could be questioned.
You can read Professor Ganser’s article here:
Here is a video of Professor Ganser’s lecture at the University of Basel ten years after 9/11: