Wayne Madsen links Kissinger to 9/11 financing

December 14, 2006 --

On Dec. 11, WMR reported the following: "WMR has learned from one of its sources in New York that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York actively covered up massive money laundering by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) United Arab Emirate branch through its branch in New York. The money laundering consisted of questionable money movements through Dubai that involved individuals linked to "Al Qaeda," including those connected to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States."

We have now learned that the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago was made aware of possible terrorist-related money movements in a Federal Reserve Board of Governors letter sent to all Federal Reserve Banks a little over a month before the 9/11 attacks. The letter, dated August 1, 2006, requested all cognizant Federal Reserve components, including the bank's Financial Payments and Risk Analysis branches, to pay special attention to Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) being submitted by component banks.

In fact, some Federal Reserve banks did notice something very suspicious prior to 9/11. There was a dramatic downdraft in Federal Reserve note currency holdings in July and August 2001 (this is referred to as the M1 money supply). In fact, the decrease in Federal Reserve note inventory was 35 percent, equating to billions of dollars. Essentially, there was a run on cash at the banks in the months before 9/11, an event not seen since December 1999, in the weeks before Y2K, and in January 1991, prior to the commencement of Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf.

Kissinger fingerprints all over suspicious pre-9/11 money movements.

In addition, there is also evidence that the run on cash was masked by using Argentina, which was experiencing a banking crisis, to evade detection by United States authorities. The spotlight on suspicious cash transactions was Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) SpA of Argentina, an Italian bank whose Atlanta branch featured prominently in the BCCI and U.S. Iraq weapons transfer scandals of the 1980s. In January 2006, BNL Argentina was acquired by none other than HSBC, the subject of attention by UAE Central Bank authorities for suspicious transactions prior to 9/11. In addition, Kissinger and Associates employed Timothy Geithner from 1985 to 1988. Geithner is now the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Second District Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the entity that stands accused of covering up information about suspicious "Al Qaeda" money flows from the UAE, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia for possible terrorist-related purposes prior to 9/11.

"BNL was a client of Kissinger Associates. In addition, the late Democratic Rep. Henry Gonzalez of Texas stated the following on the floor of the House on April 26, 1991: "Henry Kissinger was a paid member of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Consulting Board for International Policy. Mr. Kissinger held this position during the height of the biggest banking scandal in United States history-$4 billion in unreported loans to Iraq by the Atlanta branch of BNL . . . Another interesting point to note is the timing of Mr. Kissinger's supposed resignation from BNL on February 22, 1991. That date is just days before the Justice Department announced a 347 count indictment against the former employees of BNL after an exhaustive 18-month investigation. This is quite a coincidence.

BNL was actually a client of Kissinger Associates at the same time BNL's former employees in Atlanta were providing Iraq with billions in unreported loans. This solidifies Mr. Kissinger's link to BNL and raises the question of whether Mr. Kissinger had knowledge of the BNL loans to Iraq.

As I stated last week, many Kissinger Associates clients were doing business with the Iraqis as a direct result of the unreported $4 billion in BNL loans to Iraq. Volvo, whose chairman serves on the Kissinger Associates board of directors, was doing big business in Iraq and it was the beneficiary of BNL loans.

BNL was also the largest participant in the $5.5 billion CCC program for Iraq. Between $800 and $900 million in BNL loans to Iraq were guaranteed by the CCC. BNL was also the second largest participant in the Export-Import [Eximbank] program for Iraq. Over $50 million in BNL loans to Iraq were guaranteed by Eximbank. Through these programs it became common knowledge in the export community that BNL was Iraq's prime banker in the United States.

I also reported last week that Mr. Lawrence Eagleburger had ties to BNL. While he was serving as president of Kissinger Associates, Eagleburger was a board member of a Yugoslavian bank that had a substantial and even incestuous relationship with BNL. BNL was a main factor in the growth of that Yugoslavian bank's operations in the United States.

Despite the many linkages between Kissinger Associates and BNL, Mr. Kissinger still maintains that he had no knowledge of the $4 billion in BNL loans to Iraq.

The fact that BNL was a client of Kissinger Associates also solidifies the link between BNL and two very high ranking Bush administration employees, NSC Director Brent Scowcroft and Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger. Mr. Lawrence Eagleburger and Mr. Brent Scowcroft were both high ranking employees of Kissinger Associates during the period BNL was a client of Kissinger Associates. In other words, part of their paychecks was derived from fees paid by BNL.

The fact that BNL was a client of Kissinger Associates also raises the question of how Mr. Eagleburger and Mr. Scowcroft reacted to the BNL scandal once it became known to them in the fall of 1989. I wonder if either thought it necessary to recuse himself from making decisions on Iraq once the BNL scandal was uncovered?"

Eagleburger is a member of the Iraq Study Group, replacing Robert Gates, Defense Secretary-designate, who was CIA deputy director at the time of the BNL loans to Saddam Hussein. Scowcroft is a close friend of group chairman James Baker. There are still many questions about the strange suicide death earlier this year of Phillip Merrill, the head of the Eximbank under George W. Bush.

We have also learned their was a dramatic spike in diamond market transactions prior to 9/11. Diamonds have been used by "Al Qaeda" and the Russian-Israeli Mafia to launder cash to evade detection by financial surveillance authorities. Many of the diamond transactions occurred in West Africa, a center for terrorist-related financing according to a former chief of the Mossad, who spoke to the editor on background.

it wouldnt surprise me one

it wouldnt surprise me one bit if this was true. Kissinger is pure evil, one of the most visible members of the shadow government. he has been a cancer on our government for decades and the media only applauds him for it. i saw him on Charlie Rose the other night and wanted to stab myself in the eye.

sorry, but what exactly does this prove?

Who in "al Qaeda" was "connected with the 9/11 attacks?" What was the money used for? Box-cutters?

Add Wayne Madsen to the LIHOP disinfo shill list, I guess.


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Former NSA??!

He's former NSA and you're just adding him to your 'LIHOP disinfo shill list' now?!

That's a REAL TRUTHER for ya! Keep that oh-so inquisitive eye of your focused!

Anyone who follows Madsen's column...

...or has seen/heard his TV or radio appearances knows he's firmly in the false-flag Inside Job camp....the man does really good work....I've seen absolutely nothing that gives me pause about Madsen.

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So Madsen got "Rathered" by Rove....

....one time, over election fraud....Yawn.......

Madsen not primarily concerned about 9-11

Madsen has spoken at at least one recent 9-11 Truth Conferences - in D.C. He can be heard on one of the archived shows of Webster Tarpley’s show at RBNlive.com.
So, I would not at all automatically label him LIHOP or disinfo at this time, but I would clearly put him dangerously close to, yet not part of, those who are collectively referred to here as "left gatekeepers."

Madsen cares NOT primarily about 9-11 Truth. He cares about using his splendid investigative journalism and news reporting skills to promote the Democrats and “the left” and to use those journalism skills for the main purpose of maximally benefiting the Democrat political cause. Just remember that.

The reason I say that (I always have a reason) is that I am very disappointed that Mr. Madsen just decided to drop writing about the PageGate or FoleyGate scandal in Congress. The House Ethics Committee recently swept the whole matter under the rug and ruled that all those who knew about Foley's behavior and the horrible reputation being given to the Congressional Page Program did not really break any rules. So, they say, failures to report and take action by many Congress members was fine and nobody broke any rules or did anything wrong and let's all just forget about it.

But www.WayneMadsenReport.com was the only website that thoroughly covered the FoleyGate or PageGate news story that broke last September. He named names and stressed the "what did they know and when did they know it" angle of that story. He named names of all the people in Congress who knew of Foley's inappropriate behavior for literally years and yet took no action to stop that trashing and besmirching of the Congressionally directed and supervised Page Program. Madsen exposed Hastert and Mehlman and several others. His work on this particular "news story" was absolutely outstanding, and it also happened to be the ONLY real coverage at all of the story. His coverage also just happened to substantially cause many people to hold their nose and vote Democrat because in this horrible scandal the Republicans certainly seemed to be the culprits.

But then when I noticed that Madsen was just going to drop this whole huge area of his writings and his investigative journalism activities for the last four months, I wrote him and asked him to at least write an article mentioning the decision of the House Ethics committee to provide at least some closure on the matter. Mr. Madsen did do that, but nevertheless I am left with a very bad feeling about the way he just dropped this whole story like it never existed, almost in the same manner that the House Committee just dismissed the whole matter as if it never existed.

There were many on the fake news who said the fact that nothing had really come of FoleyGate and that those who wrote about the matter just greatly exagerated how bad the homosexual/pedophilia type activities in Congress and D.C. government in general are. They said those who wrote about it used the story and exaggerated it for political purposes and now that the Democrats have achieved victory, the whole matter is no longer useful and is really a non-entity as far as a news story at this time.

I wanted to think that Mr. Madsen was truly being a courageous journalist in the manner of Gary Webb and the other few in recent years who have used their journalist skills and venue to fight for right. He truly covered the story very well and he was indeed the only writer who took up the challenge of the story when no one else would. But perhaps those people who said the whole thing was just a big exploited exagerated story used at the opportune time for political purposes were indeed right because it appears Mr. Madsen has indeed completely dropped this story from his current news story writings on his website. All of a sudden the scandal that he repeatedly described as so widespread and longstanding and pandemic in Congress, for him (Madsen) just does not matter anymore.

Something seriously does not set well with me about that. That is why I do not think you could ever class Mr. Madsen as being a person who cares about pursuing and fighting for the right, the right truth of what really happened on 9-11. Mr. Madsen is probably more like Greg Palast.

Blessings from Dachsie in Austin.

We're all impatient, but

We're all impatient, but hold on a sec, RT.

First of all, Madsen is a friend of 9/11 truth. Trust me. And he's no more LIHOP than I am. Notice the quotation marks around "al Qaeda?"

His column is read by intelligence, security, and political operatives, not to mention radio and print media (including LGKs).

The ultimate financial trail of 9/11, whether we're talking operational funds, intelligence services funding, oligarchical profiteers, corporate profiteers, or various and sundry cut-in-at-the-end profiteers, is positively Byzantine. (I loved WKJO, for example, but I wouldn't recommend it to a newbie as a starter video. And thinking about the complexity of the whole thing can make me feel a little hopeless.) Any one pulled thread has the potential to unravel an ugly mess. This column, at least, represents new information, which is not so easy to come by.

And we should all keep in mind that each person's point of entry on 9/11 truth is different. In this case, suppose a Kissinger hater decides to Google "Kissinger 9/11." (The majority of Americans have no idea that he was originally picked to head the Commission.) He/she could quickly arrive at 9/11 families and Press for Truth. Voila! Another truther on the path. A caller to the Alex Jones show said he saw the Mancow segment -- which we all saw as a staged hit job -- and decided to sit on "the Google" for a few days. He is now a convert, not only to the truth, but away from Fox propaganda.

We should be careful about berating a LIHOP status -- and I am speaking to myself here as well. If only 30% of the remaining dead wood turned firmly into the LIHOP camp, we'd have a lot more momentum for a new investigation than we have now.

I hope this doesn't sound argumentative. It's written with lots of good juju!

I'll say it here: if you

I'll say it here: if you agree it's an inside job, we're all on the same team. Unless you're blocking an investigation, where we would openly and publicly find out the real details. Period, end of story.

Trust me, I'm on the

Trust me, I'm on the team.

But don't give up on LIPHOPers. As Bob Bowman said, "If they let it happen, they MADE it happen." I don't think it's that difficult to educate someone into understanding that conscious and deliberate actions were necessary to disallow the normal chain of protections.

I've heard a lot of complaints about truthers lately, along the lines that they have become dogmatic, shrill, and diatribic. I don't want to feed that engine, do you? We have enough working against us, don'tcha know.

I'm going to a party tonight where a nay-sayer can't wait to take me on. I'm both girding my loins for battle (can a girl do that?) and planning to feign inner peace and serenity. If I can provoke any doubt, get him to visit one website or see one film, I will chalk it up as a gladiatorial victory. Wish me luck.

Good luck!

Regarding the accusation that some truthers have become dogmatic, etc, etc: in SOME cases, it is important to notice who is making that accusation and what their motivations might be. I'm basing that opinion on exchanges I have seen here, where the accusation of "shrill" has been used by a group that is AT LEAST as shrill and dogmatic as the group they are criticizing. I'm being too cryptic here, but I'm not talking about the Space Beamers and their foes.

Wishing you good girding and real inner serenity.

I'll say it here: if you

I'll say it here: if you agree it's an inside job, we're all on the same team. Unless you're blocking an investigation, where we would openly and publicly find out the real details. Period, end of story.

man i'm starting to think

man i'm starting to think the 911hoax revelation is like this big thing where people are looking at the ones around them and saying