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Did Mossad Know? By David Graham Du Bois

The reports emanating from the Middle East that some 1200 Israeli citizens working at the World Trade Center failed to show up for work on September 11 have been widely scoffed at. However, an early report that U.S. officials would investigate the allegation has been followed by stone silence. Any investigation should begin by checking the roster of occupants of the WTC for Israeli residents. And, remember, American Jews can become Israeli citizens and maintain their U.S. citizenship.

Eighty-one countries are represented among the dead and missing in the September 11 disaster. So far, not one Israeli citizen has been listed among the victims. Is it possible that the complex of buildings housing the global center of international business, banking and commerce contained no Israeli citizens on September 11, on a working day morning?

Those of us familiar with the Middle East know the Israeli Mossad intelligence organization is considered among the most efficient, the most dedicated and the most ruthless in the world. From the earliest days of the existence of the state of Israel Mossad was given state-sponsored freedom and encouragement to do whatever was necessary to guarantee Israeli security. And that is what Mossad has done all over the world.

Today there is nothing, I repeat, nothing that transpires in the Palestinian Authority territories that sooner or later does not get into Mossad files. This explains why the Israeli army is so proficient in tracking down and targeting important Palestinian leaders, one after another, for assassination. Also, there is very little of Palestinian activity in the U.S., in Europe, in neighboring Arab countries and in Islamic majority states, that does not ultimately end up in Mossad files.

No entity knows this better than the Palestinian Authority. Mossad is everywhere Palestinian activist or suspected Palestinian activists are. Its’ secret budget is believed to be many times larger than that of any comparable nation in size or population. Mossad field agents are indistinguishable in looks and appearance from Arabs and speak fluent Arabic, including the variety of Arabic dialects spoken from the Atlantic Ocean, across North Africa to the Red Sea. This makes them immune to racial profiling. Mossad infiltration into Palestinian formations and pro-Arab formations both inside Palestine and worldwide is rampant. And, we all should know that there are genuine Arabs that can be bought if the price is right.

Under these circumstances the probability that the Israeli Mossad learned of the September 11 attack prior to September 11 looms large The fact that no Israeli citizen was a victim of the Towers’ disaster and the report that Israeli citizens were forewarned looms even larger. This probability diminishes the charge of direct Israeli responsibility for the attack and the racist assumption that Arabs are not intelligent enough or clever enough or technically equipped enough to have executed the very intricate plan with such accuracy. But this probability does raise the very serious question that if the Israeli Mossad knew of the plan and considered it serious enough to warn Israeli citizens to stay away from the Towers on September 11, why were U.S. officials not informed?

Or, were they?

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David Graham Du Bois

Thursday, November 8, 2001

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