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ビンラディン数年前死亡説の主は著名弁護士で911被害者の家族400人の代理人 投稿者 木村愛二 日時 2002 年 6 月 25 日 22:21:04:

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『亜空間通信』284号(2002/06/25)
【ビンラディン数年前死亡説の主は著名弁護士で911被害者の家族400人の代理人】

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私は本日(2002/06/25)から数えて8日前、6月17日に、以下の表題の通信を発した。英語の原文とその電網宝庫の所在をも示した。

『亜空間通信』275号(2002/06/17)
【月面着陸やスターウォーズの例より簡単かビンラディンは数年前腎臓疾患で死亡】

この情報を得た場所は、阿修羅掲示板 >戦争12で、以下の匿名の投稿者「ドメル将軍」は、これまでにも、様々な英語情報を少し訳したりして投稿している。貴重な情報源である。以下、表題と冒頭の部分のみを抜粋する。

ブッシュは彼自身の政治的利益のために9月11日攻撃を企み、オサマ・ビン・ラディ
ンをスケープゴートとして利用した 投稿者 ドメル将軍 日時 2002 年 6 月 14 日
23:49:14:

スタンリー・ヒルトン弁護士によると、オサマ・ビン・ラディン氏は数年前に腎臓疾患で死亡したそうです。[後略]

 以上で引用終わり。

 これは、興味深い情報の所在を急遽紹介し、それが事実かどうかの可能性について論評しただけのことであって、決して、私がビン・ラディン死亡説を信じて主張したことにはならない。ところが、いかにも私が「怪しげな情報」に飛びついたかのような悪口を叩く阿呆が出てきたので、仕方なしに多忙中をも省みず、少し情報検索を試みた。

 すると、上記の情報の源、弁護士のスタンリイ・ヒルトン(Stanley Hilton)は、かなりの著名人であって、現在、911被害者14人の家族、全米で400人がブッシュ大統領以下の米政府要人を相手取った訴訟の代理人であることが判明した。その400人の家族は、また、ワシントンでの911真相調査要求の集会とデモの参加者でもあった。

 以下、その近況を報じた/truthout.comの記事と、Stanley Hiltonに関するCNN/TIMEの記事を続けて紹介する。

 スタンリイ・ヒルトンは、大統領候補に擬せられたドール上院議員の補佐官の経験も持ち、政界疑惑の追及の実績もあった。これは、、ブッシュ政権にとって、実に手強い相手なのである。

 とりあえず指摘しておくと、このような事実は、疑いもなく「911報復攻撃の参戦国」である日本の大手メディアの報道には、まったく出現していないのである。

 http://truthout.com/docs_02/06.21A.pitt.watchtower.htm
http://truthout.com/docs_02/06.21A.pitt.watchtower.p.htm


All Along the Watchtower
By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Opinion

Thursday, 20 June, 2002

Stanley Hilton, a San Francisco attorney and former aide to Senator Bob Dole, filed a $7 billion lawsuit in U.S. District Court on June 3rd. The class-action suit names ten defendants, among whom are George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Norman Mineta.

Hilton's suit charges Bush and his administration with allowing the September 11th attacks to take place so as to reap political benefits from the catastrophe. Hilton alleges that Osama bin Laden is being used as a scapegoat by an administration that ignored pressing warnings of the attack and refused to round up suspected terrorists beforehand. Hilton alleges the ultimate motivation behind these acts was achieved when the Taliban were replaced by American military forces with a regime friendly to America and its oil interests in the region.

Hilton's plaintiffs in this case are the families of 14 victims of 9/11, numbering 400 people nationwide. These are the same families that rallied in Washington recently to advocate for an independent investigation into the attacks. The current 9/11 hearings are being conducted by Congress behind closed doors, a situation these families find unacceptable.

Mr. Hilton, by filing his lawsuit, has joined the ranks of an ever-increasing body of Americans who subscribe to what they call the LIHOP Theory. LIHOP stands for Let It Happen On Purpose. The LIHOP Theory puts forward the accusation that Bush and his people allowed the September 11th attacks to take place, despite the fact that they had been repeatedly warned of an impending strike.

The LIHOP Theory is straightforward: In the months before 9/11, American intelligence agencies received ominous warnings from the intelligence services of nations like Israel, Russia, Egypt and Germany. These warnings were pointed - an attack involving hijacked aircraft and prominent American landmarks was imminent, our security forces were told. Bush himself was briefed of these warnings weeks before they happened. Instead of responding vigorously to these warnings, the Bush administration and its security apparatus did nothing.

LIHOP is, of course, the purest breed of conspiracy theory, involving high-ranking members of government from both parties, as well as the CIA, FBI and NSA. Like all good conspiracy theories, LIHOP is surrounded by disturbing facts and bits of evidence that are difficult to ignore.

The warnings from all those foreign intelligence services, after all, are quite real. Egypt, Germany, Russia and the Israelis were vociferous in their concerns. The German intelligence service BND told US and Israeli intelligence that Middle East terrorists were "planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture." The BND's information came through Echelon, the American-controlled network of 120 satellites that monitors all worldwide electronic communications.

Egypt voiced similar warnings that same month regarding aircraft attacks. Delivered just before the G-8 summit in Genoa, Egypt's alert carried such weight that anti-aircraft batteries were placed around Columbus Airport in Italy. The Russians warned the US that same summer of 25 pilots who had been trained for suicide missions, and Putin himself delivered the warning "in the strongest possible terms" to the US government. The Israeli intelligence service Mossad delivered a warning to both the FBI and the CIA detailing "a major assault on the United States" against "a large-scale target" that was "very vulnerable."

The Washington Post has reported that the NSA intercepted two messages on September 10, 2001, warning that something was going to happen the next day. "Tomorrow is zero hour," was one of the messages. The NSA's charter is to intercept, translate and pass on to FBI and CIA operatives important electronic signals from all across the globe. The Echelon satellite network which provided the German BND with their 9/11 information last June is part of that system.

According to the NSA, the September 10th data was not translated until September 12th, but it stands to reason that they were privy to the same electronic data the other foreign services were using as the basis for their warnings. One US intelligence source claims the data provided "no actionable intelligence," a fair claim given the vagueness of the messages and the volume of material NSA must deal with. Yet in combination with the strident foreign intelligence warnings, the words intercepted by our large electronic ears on September 10th add to the growing questions.

Then, there are the threads. A FEMA official told Dan Rather that the disaster agency had been at the World Trade Center on September 10th. Why? Governor Jeb Bush of Florida signed executive order #01-261 on September 7th, putting his state's National Guard on heightened alert status, essentially placing Florida under martial law for no demonstrable reason. Why? Attorney General John Ashcroft stopped flying on commercial aircraft in the weeks before 9/11, something he had commonly done since his entry into the administration. Why?

At the core of the LIHOP Theory lies motivation - what possible purpose could be served by the Bush administration allowing a terrorist attack to take place on American soil? It is flatly inconceivable to most Americans that Bush and his people could demonstrate such callous disregard for American lives, and accusations that they allowed an attack to happen reek of the worst kind of poisonous partisan politics.

LIHOP Theory, however, is not so easily dismissed. Two French intelligence analysts, Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie, have published an extensively-researched book entitled "Osama bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth." In it, they allege that the Bush administration put energy policy before national security concerns. According to Brisard and Dasquie, a foundering pipeline project aimed at exploiting natural gas reserves along the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan was revived by the Bush administration when it arrived in Washington in January of 2001.

The pipeline project, which sought to bring oil and natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to a warm water port, had been the brainchild of American petroleum giant Unocal for much of the 1990s. After the destruction of two American embassies in Africa in 1998 by Osama bin Laden, the Clinton administration forbade any American companies from doing business with the Taliban, which had been sheltering bin Laden in Afghanistan. Unocal's pipeline project was frozen.

After the Bush administration came to power, Brisard and Dasquie allege that reinvigorating the pipeline project became a high-priority matter of policy. Assistant Secretary of State Christina Rocca was dispatched to Pakistan to discuss the pipeline with Taliban officials in August of 2001. Rocca, a career officer with the CIA, had been deeply involved in Agency activities within Afghanistan. According to documents Brisard and Dasquie claim to hold, the main subject of their discussion was oil. A Pakistani foreign minister was also present at the meeting, and witnessed the exchange.

How does this pipeline relate to September 11th? According to Brisard and Dasquie, the main obstacle to the completion of the pipeline was the fact that it had to pass through Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The project would receive no international support unless the Afghan government somehow became legitimized. In bargaining for the pipeline, the Bush administration demanded that the Taliban reinstate deposed King Mohammad Zahir Shah as ruler of Afghanistan, and demanded that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden for arrest. In return, the Taliban would reap untold billions in profit from the pipeline. According to Brisard and Dasquie, part of the Bush administration's bargaining tactics involved threats of war if these conditions for the legitimization of Afghanistan were not met.

The BBC of London reported on September 18th, 2001 of the existence of war plans on Bush's desk aimed at Afghanistan. Niaz Naik, a former Pakistani Foreign Secretary, stated that the war plans were slated for October of 2001. Conditions set by the Bush administration to avoid war involved the Taliban's handing over of bin Laden and the acceptance of King Zahir Shah. Naik went so far as to doubt that America would hold off on war even if these conditions were met.

The result, according to the French analysts, was total disaster. The Bush administration fundamentally misunderstood the Taliban regime - to bring back the King and hand bin Laden over to the West would have been tantamount to suicide for the Taliban. Instead of acquiescing to the hard-sell tactics of the Bush administration, the Taliban unleashed their pet attack dog, Osama, upon America. They were going to lose everything, and chose to attack first in the hope that all-out war would break out in Central Asia and rally other Muslim nations to their cause.

Motive suddenly becomes far more clear. The Bush administration very much wanted the Unocal pipeline to go through, and put intense pressure on the Taliban to see it happen. As this was happening, American intelligence services were flooded with warnings of an impending attack upon American targets by bin Laden and Al Qaida. The decision was made - let the attack come, and in the ensuing outrage American forces can carve out the guts of the Taliban government like a ripe gourd, replacing them with a 'legitimate' regime more receptive to the pipeline plan.

Did the Bush administration have an inkling of the massive death and destruction that would come on September 11th? Those who espouse the LIHOP Theory disagree on this point. Some believe that FEMAs presence at Ground Zero on the day before the attack, coupled with specific language within the international intelligence warnings pertaining to aircraft and high-profile targets, are prima facie evidence of specific prior knowledge. Others believe that the Bush administration only knew vaguely that an attack would come, but not where or when. They did not foresee the level of destruction, and were caught flat-footed when those planes appeared along the New York skyline.

In the end, LIHOP Theory can encompass either view. Whether they had specific knowledge beforehand, or merely decided to let some attack happen somewhere, the final results were the same. The Taliban were routed and replaced by an interim government headed by a man named Harmid Karzai. Karzai was recently elected President of Afghanistan in his own right, legitimizing the Afghanistan government. Soon after this, Karzai announced the impending construction of a pipeline that would exploit Turkmenistan's natural gas reserves He named Unocal as the lead company for the project. Before becoming President, Karzai was an advisor to Unocal.

For LIHOP Theorists, the evidence is clear. The Bush administration got the pipeline it wanted. Along the way, they used the horrors of 9/11 to place themselves above reproach. In the patriotic fervor that resulted from the attacks, both the press and the Democratic opposition were bracketed by the administration-espoused idea that any questions or criticism were tantamount to treason.

The passage of the PATRIOT Anti-Terror Act has given the US government sweeping abilities to snuff dissent by defining it as terrorism, thanks to the loosely-defined wording of the bill. Bush enjoyed stratospheric approval ratings that persist to this day, and American citizens were given new enemies to hate. The Defense Department, and the weapons contractors who cater to them, received billions from the federal budget to do with as they pleased in order to address the objects of that hate.

Even the most hardened political observer must admit the dismal truth - September 11th was the greatest thing ever to happen to the Bush administration. Attorney Stanley Hilton has brought LIHOP Theory into the federal court system with his class-action suit, and with the families of 9/11 victims he represents. It will be interesting to see what transpires when these two facts collide in an American courtroom. Given the current climate, it does not seem likely that much will come of it. After all, these conspiracy theorists are just a bunch of nuts.

Right?

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William Rivers Pitt is a teacher from Boston, MA. His new book, 'The Greatest Sedition is Silence,' will be published soon by Pluto Press.

: t r u t h o u t 2002

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"Senator For Sale"

Some of the more salacious allegations against Bob Dole appear in "Senator For Sale," by former Dole aide Stanley Hilton, who worked for the senator during 1979 and 1980. The book takes one of the most critical views of Dole's relationship to corporations and his position changes on issues.

Among the highlights of "Senator For Sale":

Too Cozy With Archer Daniels Midland?

Hilton is disturbed by Dole's relationship with the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) corporation. He details Dole's aggressive lobbying for massive tax credits for ethanol, a corn-based alternative to gasoline chiefly produced by ADM. Dole also backed at least five bills strengthening sugar price supports. (The Wall Street Journal has reported that ADM can make profits by selling high-fructose corn syrup at levels slightly below artificially high sugar prices, and some say Dole's efforts have contributed to consumers paying much higher prices for sweetened products than they would in a free market.)

ADM President Dwayne Andreas and his family have contributed at least $80,000 to PACs controlled by Dole; Andreas also arranged a deal allowing Dole to buy an apartment in a posh Bal Harbour, Fla., co-op at below-market prices.

The Better America Foundation

In February 1993, Dole founded The Better America Foundation, a non-profit organization with the official purpose to "promote and advocate values and principles espoused by the Republican party." Dole called it a "think tank in exile" for Republican policy wonks who were left unemployed after President Bush's defeat in 1992. The foundation kept a low profile until eight days before the 1994 Congressional elections, when it began running an ad that promoted a balanced budget and featured pictures of Ronald Reagan addressing Congress, Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole, and then finally just Bob Dole in front of an American flag. Since The Better American Foundation was a nonprofit, there was no limit to the amount anyone could give, and it did not have to release the names of its donors (these two points were listed on its 1994 and 1995 brochures).

The foundation came under intense scrutiny in June 1995 for alleged ties to Dole's presidential campaign (they were accused of using research and polling information generated by the nonprofit) and abruptly closed down. The board of directors decided to release the names of the donors and refund $2.5 million.

Mixing With Corporate Oil

Stanley Hilton says Dole has mixed politics with corporate interest since his days as county attorney in Russell, Kan. Dole reportedly protected the "oil boys" from severance taxes, and they reciprocated by helping to fund his campaigns.

Also covered in "Senator For Sale":

* Hilton reports Dole was such a strong backer of President Nixon and the Vietnam War during his first term in the Senate that at one point he received a Watergate slush fund payment for a "fact-finding mission" to Vietnam so that he would be a more credible spokesman for the war.
* After commodity traders gave Dole's PAC, Campaign America, more than $84,000, he dramatically changed his position on the complex financial "straddles" they had used to avoid federal income taxes, Hilton recounts.
* After Dole wrote an enormous loophole into the 1986 tax act that benefited a Topeka insurance company, the chairman of the firm became a co-chair of the Senator's 1988 presidential campaign and made more than $1 million in loans to the blind trust of Elizabeth Dole. The baroque connections between the company and several Dole associates eventually led to criminal indictments.

The Nixon Connection

As a freshman Senator, Dole was one of the few who fought hard for Nixon's policies and his ill-fated Supreme Court nominees F. Clement Haynsworth Jr. in 1969 and G. Harrold Carswell in 1970. Nixon rewarded Dole by naming him Republican National Committee chairman in January 1971. Dole, advocating the President ought to do more to help other Republicans, was at odds with Nixon's campaign staff. As a result, Dole was eased out of the RNC chairmanship in early 1973, missing involvement in Watergate.

Dole defended Nixon until the president resigned but, having established his distance from the White House, joked that "Watergate happened on my night off." Nixon was one of Dole's oldest and closest political friends. It was reported in 1994 that Nixon told Dole to run "as far as you can to the right" during the 1996 primaries and then "run as fast as you can back to the middle, because only about four percent of the nation's voters are on the extreme right wing." At Nixon's funeral, Dole said that the second half of the 20th century would be known as "the Age of Nixon."

David Owen

David Owen (the man credited with saving Dole's 1974 Senate race) was an important player in Kansas politics. He was Kansas lieutenant governor from 1973 to 1975 and chairman of the state Republican party from 1983 to 1985, and he was a one-time close political adviser to Dole.

Owen became the center of controversy during Dole's 1988 presidential race when allegations of wrongdoing were raised regarding his dual role as political adviser to Bob Dole and financial adviser to Elizabeth Dole's blind trust. Dole cut all ties to Owen shortly after the ethical questions were raised, but Owen became the target of several lengthy state and federal investigations. As a result of an investigation over these allegations, Owen was found guilty on two counts of federal income tax fraud and served a year in prison. He was released from prison in late 1995 and began talking to the press about controversies from Dole's past.

Following is a summary of the major ethical charges involving Bob Dole, Dave Owens and Elizabeth Dole's blind trust:

Dole and the Small Business Administration Minority-Set-Aside Contract for EDP

On January 8, 1988 the Harris News Service in Kansas raised questions about Owen and his work as blind trust manager for Elizabeth Dole. The story said former Dole aide John Palmer signed a $279,000 promisory note to the blind trust in December 1986, 10 months after Palmer's business, EDP Enterprises Inc., received a no-bid contract worth $26 million. The contract was to supply food for army mess halls at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Under Owen's management, the trust in 1986 bought a million-dollar office building in a Kansas City suburb, earning a commission from the sale and as a financial adviser to Palmer's business. The Small Business Adminstration and the House Small Business Committee both investigated whether Palmer was possibly serving as front person for Owen to obtain a minority-business contract for former Dole staffer John Palmer, an African American.

The press investigated what, if any, connection Dole had to the dealings. Dole acknowledged later that he helped arrange a meeting with Palmer and the head of the SBA in 1983, but said it was a routine matter he would have done for many constituents. However, the 1988 report by the House Small Business Committee revealed that Dole had made a serious lobbying effort over two years to help Palmer win the contract.

The investigation revealed 13 ties between David Owen and Palmer and raised concern that Owen was the person in control of EDP Enterprises. But the Small Business Administration concluded that Dole (and Owen) had broken no laws.

In March 1995, The Washington Post reported that Dole had reversed his position on theSmall Business Administration's minority-set-aside programs. The Post reported Dole as saying, "a lot of people have made a lot of money by finding someone in a minority group to sort of front for the effort. I do not believe that is right. I do not believe that is fair."

1986 Loans from Birdview (a Kansas satellite company) employees to Dole

In Dole's 1988 presidential bid, allegations were made that David Owen arranged for the employees and management of Birdview Satellite Communications to make a total of $24,000 in donations to Dole's 1986 Senate campaign (with empolyees ordered to donate, and later reimbursed by Birdview.)

Dole said he knew nothing about the donations and claimed to have asked the FEC to investigate (though the FEC has no record of this request). Owen told the Center for Public Integrity (a Washington based nonprofit that keeps track of money in politics) that Dole did know about the donations from the Kansas satellite company and that he attended the private fundraiser held by Birdview's president, Charles Ross, who Owen claims Dole knew well.

In similar violation, a former vice chairman of Dole's 1996 finance committee, Simon C. Fireman, agreed to pay a $1 million fine, and his company $5 million, for making illegal campaign contributions. Fireman, owner of Aqua-Leisure Industries of Avon, Mass., was accused of illegally funneling contributions to the Dole effort and other campaigns, by reimbursing employees and sales representatives.

Golfun Productions Inc.

In August 1983, Owen set up a company called Golfun Productions Inc. Owen, Elizabeth Dole's personal financial adviser at the time, used loans from Mrs. Dole to help finance the venture, and, although the investment soon became insolvent, the Doles lost no money on the deal. In fact, when all other investors lost thousands, Elizabeth Dole netted at least $71,000 in interest payments.

 以上。

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