3. World War


Andreas von Buelow: 11th September 2001: False tracks


3. World War – Weltkrieg – Guerra mondiale

[Source: Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Jan. 13, 2002]

        In a full-page interview with the Sunday edition (Jan. 13) of the Berlin {Tagesspiegel} daily, former German Minister of Technology, Andreas von Buelow, said he does not buy any of the official theories that have been presented to date, on the events of September 11.

        The apparent failure of the U.S. Administration including its 26 secret agencies with an annual budget of $30 billion, to come up with any convincing assessment, was one big problem that von Buelow addressed, in quite some detail.

        He then addressed the role of the official "brainwashing of the Western mass democracies" (sic!) on the Sept. 11 issue, in promoting the new enemy image of "Islamic terrorism," along lines developed earlier, by senior advisors of the U.S. Administration:

        "I am not the origin of the idea of the enemy image. It originates with Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel Huntington, two pioneers of American secret intelligence and foreign policies. Already in the mid-1990s, Huntington opined that people in Europe and the USA needed someone they could hate – that would strengthen the identification with their own society. And Brzezinski, that mad dog (sic!), already at his time as advisor to President Jimmy Carter, campaigned for the sole right of the USA to all the world's raw materials, especially crude oil and natural gas."

        Von Buelow also addressed the role of Brzezinski, personally, in setting up the {afghansi} operation of armed "Islamic" guerilla warfare against the USSR Afghanistan invasion in and after 1979 -- the Taliban being generated by the same operation, after all.

        As for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as such, von Buelow remarked: "Planning the attacks was a master deed, in technical and organizational terms. To hijack four big airliners within a few minutes and fly them into targets within a single hour and doing so on complicated flight routes! That is unthinkable, without backing from the secret apparatuses of state and industry." He added that laying false tracks of investigation has been an accompanying feature of covert operations ever since they have been launched by influential agencies, so that he is convinced that the full truth behind Sept. 11 still has to be sought. (rap)

(DRAFT) [Source: Tagesspiegel, Jan. 13] PARTIAL TRANSLATION

{The following interview with Von Buelow appeared in the German

daily }Tagesspiegel,{ on Jan. 13.}


        Q: You seem so angry, really upset.

        Von Buelow:  I can explain what's bothering me: I see that

after the horrifying attacks of Sept. 11, all political public

opinion is being forced into a direction that I consider wrong.


        Q: What do you mean by that?

        Von Buelow:  I wonder why many questions are not asked.

Normally, with such a terrible thing, various leads and tracks

appear that are then commented on, by the investigators, the

media, the government: Is there something here or not? Are the

explanations plausible? This time, this is not the case at all.

It already began just hours after the attacks in New York and

Washington and--


        Q: In those hours, there was horror, and grief.

        Von Buelow:  Right, but actually it was astounding: There

are 26 intelligence services in the U.S.A. with a budget of $30



        Q: More than the German defense budget.

        Von Buelow:  --which were not able to prevent the attacks.

In fact, they didn't even have an inkling they would happen. For

60 decisive minutes, the military and intelligence agencies let

the fighter planes stay on the ground, 48 hours later, however,

the FBI presented a list of suicide attackers. Within ten days,

it emerged that seven of them were still alive.


        Q: What, please?

        Von Buelow: Yes, yes. And why did the FBI chief take no

position regarding contradictions? Where the list came from, why

it was false? If I were the chief investigator (state attorney)

in such a case, I would regularly go to the public, and give

information on which leads are valid and which not.


        Q: The U.S. government talked about an emergency situation

after the attacks: They said they were in a war. Is it not

understandable that one does not tell the enemy everything one

knows about him?

        Von Buelow: Naturally. But a government which goes to war,

must first establish who the attacker, the enemy, is. It has a

duty to provide evidence. According to its own admission, it has

not been able to present any evidence that would hold up in



        Q: Some information on the perpetrators has been proven with

documents. The suspected leader, Mohammad Atta, left Portland for

Boston on the morning of Sept. 11, in order to board the plane

that later hit the World Trade Center.

        Von Buelow:  If this Atta was the decisive man in the

operation, it's really strange that he took such a risk of taking

a plane that would reach Boston such a short time before the

connecting flight. Had his flight been a few minutes late, he

would not have been in the plane that was hijacked. Why should a

sophisticated terrorist do this? One can, by the way, read on CNN

(Internet) that none of these names were on the official

passenger lists. None of them had gone through the check-in

procedures. And why did none of the threatened pilots give the

agreed-upon code 7700 over the [Steuerknueppel: STEERING NOB?] to

the ground station? In addition: The black boxes which are fire

and shock proof, as well as the voice recordings, contain no

valuable data--



        Q: That sounds like--

        Von Buelow:  --like assailants who, in their preparations,

leave tracks behind them like a herd of stampeding elephants?

They made payments with credit cards with their own names; they

reported to their flight instructors with their own names. They

left behind rented cars with flight manuals in Arabic for jumbo

jets. They took with them, on their suicide trip, wills and

farewell letters, which fall into the hands of the FBI, because

they were stored in the wrong place and wrongly addressed. Clues

were left like behind like in a child's game of hide-and-seek,

which were to be followed! There is also the theory of one

British flight engineer: According to this, the steering of the

planes was perhaps taken out of the pilots' hands, from outside.

The Americans had developed a method in the 1970s, whereby they

could rescue hijacked planes by intervening into the computer

piloting [automatic pilot system]. This theory says, this

technique was abused in this case. That's a theory....


        Q: Which sounds really adventurous, and was never


        Von Buelow:  You see! I do not accept this theory, but I

find it worth considering. And what about the obscure stock

transactions? In the week prior to the attacks, the amount of

transactions in stocks in American Airlines, United Airlines, and

insurance companies, increased 1,200%. It was for a value of $15

billion. Some people must have known something. Who?


        Q: Why don't you speculate on who it might have been.

        Von Buelow:  With the help of the horrifying attacks, the

Western mass democracies were subjected to brainwashing. The

enemy image of anti-communism doesn't work any more; it is to be

replaced by peoples of Islamic belief. They are accused of having

given birth to suicidal terrorism.


        Q: Brainwashing? That's a tough term.

        Von Buelow:  Yes? But the idea of the enemy image doesn't

come from me. It comes from Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel

Huntington, two policy-makers of American intelligence and

foreign policy. Already in the middle of he 1990s, Huntingon

believed, people in Europe and the U.S. needed someone they could

hate--this would strengthen their identification with their own

society. And Brzezinski, the mad dog, as adviser to President

Jimmy Carter, campaigned for the exclusive right of the U.S. to

seize all the raw materials of the world, especially oil and gas.


        Q: You mean, the events of Sept. 11--

        Von Buelow:  --fit perfectly in the concept of the armaments

industry, the intelligence agencies, the whole

military-industrial-academic complex. This is in fact

conspicuous. The huge raw materials reserves of the former Soviet

Union are now at their disposal, also the pipeline routes and--


        Q: Erich Follach described that at length in {Spiegel}:

``It's a matter of military bases, drugs, oil and gas


        Von Buelow:  I can state: the planning of the attacks was

technically and organizationally a master achievement. To hijack

four huge airplanes within a few minutes and within one hour, to

drive them into their targets, with complicated flight maneuvers!

This is unthinkable, without years-long support from secret

apparatuses of the state and industry.


        Q: You are a conspiracy theorist!

        Von Buelow:  Yeah, yeah. That's the ridicule heaped [on

those raising these questions] by those who would prefer to

follow the official, politically correct line. Even investigative

journalists are fed propaganda and disinformation. Anyone who

doubts that, doesn't have all his marbles! That is your



        Q: Your career actually speaks against the idea that you are

not in your right mind. You were already in the 1970s, state

secretary in the Defense Ministry; in 1993 you were the SPD

[Social Democratic Party] speaker in the Schalk-Golodkowski

investigation committee--

        Von Buelow:  And it all began there! Until that time, I did

not have any great knowledge of the work of intelligence

agencies. And now we had to take note of a great discrepancy: We

shed light on the dealings of the Stasi and other East bloc

intelligence agencies in the field of economic criminality, but

as soon as we wanted to know something about the activities of

the BND [German intelligence] or the CIA, it was mercilessly

blocked. No information, no cooperation, nothing! That's when I

was first taken aback.


        Q: Schalck-Golodkowski mediated, among other things, various

business deals abroad. When you looked at his case more closely--

        Von Buelow:  We found, for example, a clue in Rostock, where

Schalck organized his weapons depot. Well, then we happened upon

an affiliation of Schalck in Panama, and then we happened upon

Manuel Noriega, who was for many years President, drug dealer,

and money launderer, all in one, right? And this Noriega was also

on the payroll of the CIA, for $200,000 a year. These were things

that really made me curious.


        Q: You wrote a book on the dealings of the CIA and Co. In

the meantime, you have become an expert regarding the strange

things related to intelligence services' work.

        Von Buelow:  ``Strange things'' is the wrong term. What has

gone on, and goes on, in the name of intelligence services, are

true crimes.


        Q: What would you say determines the work of intelligence


        Von Buelow:  So that we don't have any misunderstandings:  I

find that it makes sense to have intelligence services....


        Q: You don't think much of the earlier proposals by the

Greens, who wanted to dismantle these agencies?

        Von Buelow:  No. It is right to take a look behind the

scenes. Getting intelligence about the intentions of an enemy,

makes sense. It is important when one tries to put oneself into

the mind of the enemy. Whoever wants to understand the CIA's

methods, has to deal with its main tasks, {covert operations}:

below the level of war, and outside international law, foreign

states are to be influenced, by organizing insurrections,

terrorist attacks, usually combined with drugs and weapons trade,

and money laundering. This is essentially very simple: One arms

violent people with weapons. Since, however, it must not under

any circumstances come out, that there is an intelligence agency

behind it, all traces are erased, with tremendous deployment of

resources. I have the impression that this kind of intelligence

agency spends 90% of its time this way: creating false leads. So

that, if anyone suspects the collaboration of the agencies, he is

accused of the sickness of conspiracy madness. The truth often

comes out only years later. CIA chief Allen Dulles once said: In

case of doubt, I would even lie to the Congress!


        Q: The American journalist Seymour M. Hersh, wrote in the

{New Yorker,} that even some people in the CIA and government

assumed, that certain leads had been laid in order to confuse the

investigators. Who, Herr von Buelow, would have done this?

        Von Buelow:  I don't know that either. How should I? I

simply use my common sense, and--See: The terrorists behaved in

such a way to attract attention. And as practicing Muslims, they

were in a strip-tease bar, and, drunken, stuck dollar bills into

the panty of the dancer.


        Q: Things like that also happen.

        Von Buelow:  It may be. As a lone fighter, I cannot prove

anything, that's beyond my capabilities. I have real

difficulties, however, to imagine that all this all sprung out of

the mind of an evil man in his cave.


        Q: Mr. von Buelow, you yourself say that you are alone in

your criticism. Formerly, you were part of the political

establishment, now you are an outsider.

        Von Buelow:  That is a problem sometimes, but one gets used

to it. By the way, I know a lot of people, including very

influential ones, who agree with me, but only in whispers, never



        Q: Do you still have contact with old SPD companions, such

as Egon Bahr and former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt?

        Von Buelow:  There are no close contacts any more. I wanted

to go to the last SPD party congress, but I was sick.


        Q: Can it be, Mr. von Buelow, that you are a mouthpiece for

typical anti-Americanism?

        Von Buelow:  Nonsense, this has absolutely nothing to do

with anti-Americanism. I am a great admirer of this great, open,

free society, and always have been. I studied in the U.S.


        Q: How did you get the idea that there could be a link

between the attacks and the American intelligence agencies?

        Von Buelow:  Do you remember the first attack on the World

Trade Center in 1993?


        Q: Six people were killed and over a thousand wounded, by a

bomb explosion.

        Von Buelow:  In the middle was the bombmaker, a former

Egyptian officer. He had pulled together some Muslims for the

attack. They were snuck into the country by the CIA, despite a

State Department ban on their entry. At the same time, the leader

of the band was an FBI informant. And he made a deal with the

authorities: At the last minute, the dangerous explosive material

would be replaced by a harmless powder. The FBI did not stick to

the deal. The bomb exploded, so to speak, with the knowledge of

the FBI. The official story of the crime was quickly found: The

criminals were evil Muslims.


        Q: At the time Soviet soldiers marched into Afghanistan, you

were in the cabinet of Helmut Schmidt. What was it like?

        Von Buelow: The Americans pushed for trade sanctions, they

demanded the boycott of the Olympic games in Moscow....


Q.... which the German government followed...


        Von Buelow: And today we know: It was the strategy of the

American security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, to destabilize

the Soviet Union from neighboring Muslim countries: They lured

the Russians into Afghanistan, and then prepared for them a hell

on earth, their Vietnam. With decisive support of the U.S.

intelligence agencies, at least 30,000 Muslim fighters were

trained in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a bunch of good-for-nothings

and fanatics who were, and still are today, ready for anything.

And one of them is Osama bin Laden. I wrote years ago: ``It was

out of this brood, that the Taliban grew up in Afghanistan, who

had been brought up in the Koran schools financed by American and

Saudi funds, the Taliban who are now terrorizing the country and

destroying it.


        Q: Even though you say, for the U.S. it was a matter of raw

materials n the region, the starting point for the U.S.

aggression, was the terrorist attack which cost thousands of

human lives.


        Von Buelow: Completely true. One must always keep this

gruesome act in mind. Nonetheless, in the analysis of political

processes, I am allowed to look and see who has advantages and

disadvantages, and what is coincidental.

When in doubt, it is always worthwhile to take a look at a map,

where are raw materials resources, and the routes to them?

Then lay a map of civil wars and conflicts on top of that--they coincide.

The same is the case with the third map: nodal points of the drug trade.

Where this all comes together, the American intelligence services

are not far away. By the way, the Bush family is linked to oil,

gas, and weapons trade, through the bin Laden family.


        Q: What do you think of the Bin Laden films?


        Von Buelow: When one is dealing with intelligence services,

one can imagine manipulations of the highest quality. Hollywood

could provide these techniques. I consider the videos

inappropriate as evidence.


        Q: You believe the CIA is capable of anything, [wouldn't

stop at anything].


        Von Buelow: The CIA, in the state interests of the U.S.,

does not have to abide by any law in interventions abroad, is not

bound by international law; only the President gives orders. And

when funds are cut, peace is on the horizon, then a bomb explodes

somewhere. Thus it is proven, that you can't do without the

intelligence services; and that the critics are {nuts,} as Father

Bush called them, Bush who was once CIA head and President. You

have to see that the U.S. spends $30 billion on intelligence

services, and $13 billion on anti-drug work. And what comes out

of it? The chief of a special unit of the strategic anti-drug

work declared, in despair, after 30 years of service, that in

every big, important drug case, the CIA came in and took it out

of my hands.


        Q: Do you criticize the German government for its reaction

after Sept. 11?


        Von Buelow: No. To assume that the government were

independent in these questions, would be naive.


        Q: Herr von Buelow, what will you do now?


        Von Buelow: Nothing. My task is concluded by saying, it

could not have been that way [according to the official story].

Search for the truth!

Anmerkung Der Gestalter dieser Web-Seite lernte Andreas von Bülow kennen, als er in einem katholischen Wahlkreis zum erstenmal für ein Mandat im Deutschen Bundestag kandidierte. Wenn sich der Bearbeiter recht erinnert, kam von Bülow über die SPD-Landesliste Baden-Württemberg ins Parlament. Er machte auf den Berichterstatter im Gespräch einen distinguierten, vornehmen, souveränen Eindruck und entsprach gar nicht dem landläufigen Bild eines Sozialisten. Bei dieser Gelegenheit erinnern wir an seine Vorfahren und Verwandten (laut DGB-Handlexikon, Berlin 1964):

Bülow, mecklenburgische Adelsfamilie:

Friedrich Wilhelm, Graf B. von Dennewitz, preußischer General, * 1755, + 1816; erfolgreich bei Großbeeren (13) und Belle-Alliance (15).
Bernhard v. (1905 Fürst), Staatsmann, * 1849, + 1929 (Rom); 1900 – 09 Reichskanzler. Schrieb „Denkwürdigkeiten“.
Hans v., Prototyp des modernen Dirigenten. Verfechter der Musik Wagners. * 1830, + 94.

Jedenfalls macht Andreas von Bülow mit diesem Interview im „Tagesspiegel“ seinem Familiennamen alle Ehre.



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