Response to Something does not add up
one theory (well not quite a theory but .....) is centered around the collapse of the soviet union in 1991 and the creation of numerous states specifically in central asia
us oil companies invested billion in these countries bribing heads of state for contracts and access
These oil fields have an estimated $6 trillion potential value
however, russia is charging a fortune to use their pipelines
billion dollar contracts are signed with several countries which requires a pipeline to be built thru afghanistan
(several al qaeda financiers become partners with us firms in the pipeline business)
September 27, 1996: The Taliban conquer Kabul establishing control over much of Afghanistan.(with direct military assistance from Pakistan's ISI). Unocal is hopeful that the Taliban will stabilize Afghanistan, and allow its pipeline plans to go forward.
"preliminary agreement was reached between the [Taliban and Unocal] long before the fall of Kabul. ... Oil industry insiders say the dream of securing a pipeline across Afghanistan is the main reason why Pakistan, a close political ally of America's, has been so supportive of the Taliban, and why America has quietly acquiesced in its conquest of Afghanistan."
August 1997: The CIA creates a secret task force to monitor Central Asia's politics and gauge its wealth. Covert CIA officers, some well-trained petroleum engineers, travel through southern Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to sniff out potential oil reserves
(oil engineers i the CIA? - merging of economics, military and national interests)
October 1997: Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski publishes a book in which he portrays the Eurasian landmass as the key to world power, and Central Asia with its vast oil reserves as the key to domination of Eurasia.
He states that for the US to maintain its global primacy, it must prevent any possible adversary from controlling that region. He notes that,
"The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent. The public supported AmericaÂs engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor."
Furthermore, because of popular resistance to US military expansionism, his ambitious Central Asian strategy could not be implemented "except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat."
a consortium to build a pipeline through Afghanistan is formed. It's called CentGas, and the two main partners are Unocal and Delta Oil of Saudi Arabia
December 4, 1997: Representatives of the Taliban are invited guests to the Texas headquarters of Unocal to negotiate their support for the pipeline. Future President Bush Jr. is Governor of Texas at the time. The Taliban appear to agree to a $2 billion pipeline deal, but will do the deal only if the US officially recognizes the Taliban regime. The Taliban meet with US officials, and the Telegraph reports that "the US government, which in the past has branded the Taliban's policies against women and children 'despicable,' appears anxious to please the fundamentalists to clinch the lucrative pipeline contract." A BBC regional correspondent says "the proposal to build a pipeline across Afghanistan is part of an international scramble to profit from developing the rich energy resources of the Caspian Sea." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/htmlContent.jhtml?html=%2Farchive%2F1997%2F12%2F14%2Fwtal14.html
February 12, 1998: Unocal Vice President John J. Maresca - later to become a Special Ambassador to Afghanistan - testifies before the House of Representatives that until a single, unified, friendly government is in place in Afghanistan the trans-Afghani pipeline will not be built. He suggests that with a pipeline through Afghanistan, the Caspian basin could produce 20 percent of all the non-OPEC oil in the world by 2010.
between late 1998 and late 1999 afghanistan remains unstable, northern alliance still holding sections of afghanistan
us cancel all negotiations (angry us women plays a role with upcoming election)
septtember 2000: project for a new american century (PNAC: think tank which now populates all strategic positions in us admisistration - Cheney, perle, rumsfield, wolfowitz, jebb bush ....)
advocates use of military to achieve economic goals ..... american preeminence ...... shaping international order in line with america's interests .....
"The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein." The report calls for the control of space through a new "US Space Forces," the political control of the internet, the subversion of any growth in political power of even close allies, and advocates "regime change" in China, North Korea, Libya, Syria, Iran and other countries. It also mentions that "advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool."
February 9, 2001: Bush has been in office a matter of days, when secret pipeline negotiations with the Taliban have begun. The new administration has already twice threatened the Taliban that the US would hold the Taliban responsible for any al-Qaeda attack. But, fearful of ending those negotiations, the US does not retaliate against either the Taliban or known bin Laden bases in Afghanistan in the manner Clinton did in 1998.
Spring 2001: The Sydney Morning Herald later reports, "The months preceding September 11 [see] a shifting of the US military's focus ... Over several months beginning in April  a series of military and governmental policy documents [are] released that [seek] to legitimize the use of US military force in the pursuit of oil and gas." Michael Klare, an international security expert and author of Resource Wars, says the military has increasingly come to "define resource security as their primary mission." An article in the Army War College's journal by Jeffrey Record, a former staff member of the Senate armed services committee, argues for the legitimacy of "shooting in the Persian Gulf on behalf of lower gas prices." He also "advocate[s] the acceptability of presidential subterfuge in the promotion of a conflict" and "explicitly urge[s] painting over the US's actual reasons for warfare with a nobly high-minded veneer, seeing such as a necessity for mobilizing public support for a conflict." In April, Tommy Franks, the commander of US forces in the Persian Gulf/South Asia area, testifies to Congress in April that his command's key mission is "access to [the region's] energy resources." The next month US Central Command begins planning for war with Afghanistan, plans that are later used in the real war Other little noticed but influential documents reflect similar thinking
thats the background as reported and we know that after the attacks the 'war on terror' changed the govt in afghanistan and spilled over into iraq - and it's not over
as for what happened next .....
possibly, and without knowing the full extent, senior people blocked investigations which could have hampered the S11 plotters
perhaps it was simply allowed to happen without realising the full plot
there are numerous accounts of warnings (including from the MOSSAD) in the months leading up to it. where these ignored? deemed false?
on the day itself, the exact sequence of events has not been fully explained - sometimes 3/4 contradictory statements about certain events
who was where, and who did what, and who told who. and who told what where etc
even the official line of when bush was told about the first plane, and then the second plane, is contradicted by several separate accounts of reporters who say he was told much earlier
rumsfield disappeared for an hour
'senior pentagon officials' were made aware of a threat the day before it is claimed
the absence of logic in what bush did next appears to indicate he was being kept out of the way rather than being kept safe - http://www.unansweredquestions.net/timeline/main/bushon911.html
norad simply didnt function as it has done for countless other suspicious flights
official claims for when fighters took off are contradicted by pilots themselves
did al qaeda plan it all and execute it?
where they set up as willing patsies? is this why reporters could track bin laden in afghanistan but the us didnt/couldnt/wouldnt?
what did daniel pearl find out?
what role does pakistan play in all this and their ISI?
if the highjackers operated in the states for several years unnoticed, what about all the evidence that appeared immediately before and after? suspicious or serendipitous?
did the intelligence agencies just make the biggest mess up possible?
did influential members of the administration prevent the discovery of it or prevent the reaction to it??
what sparked the spike in stock trading immediately before S11? what became of that investigation?
what is the connection between the israeli spy ring and 911 if any?
what are ALL the dealings between the bushes and bin ladens?http://www.unansweredquestions.net/background_44.php
why were investigations into the binladens finances shut down?
Why was Osama bin Laden allowed to leave the American Hospital in Dubai after meeting with CIA station chief Larry Mitchell from 4-14th July 2001?
why was his family allowed to leave the us without being questioned?
if within an hour of the attacks, al qaeda was blamed - does this mean foreknowledge or scapegoat?
how did the terrorist paper passports survive but not the blackboxes?
if it was incompetence, howcome 18 months on nobody has been punished?
plenty of questions and very few answers
but most importantly ......
how did the pet goat story end?
Created By: Declan Finlay