Baginski: “9/11 is a gift to NSA. … We are going to get all the money we want”

The new book Watchdogs Didn’t Bark by John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski, reports that former NSA executive and whistleblower Thomas Drake said that former NSA Signals Intelligence Director (#3 at NSA) Maureen Baginski told a group of more than 50 staff just weeks after the 9/11 attacks, the worst intelligence failure in US history since Pearl Harbor, leaving almost 3000 dead: “You have to understand, 9/11 is a gift to NSA. … We are going to get all the money we want” (112–113).

Had to write an article around this mind-blowing statement by Baginski. She doesn't look like a monster in her pic. Props to Jon Gold for getting the quote in 2014. Not sure if Drake had said it publicly before - post here if you know. William Binney repeats it, but has said he heard about it from Drake.

Alarming and typical

Maureen Baginski's remarks remind me of a couple of equally chilling comments about 9/11 made by senior officials:

In his 2004 book, Rumsfeld's War (p. iii), Rowan Scarborough wrote that an unnamed senior Pentagon official told him: "I hate to say this and would never say this in public, but 9/11 had its benefits. We never would have gone into Afghanistan and started this war without it. There just was not the national will."

And in his 2002 book, See No Evil (p. xix), former CIA field officer Robert Baer wrote, "The other day a reporter friend told me that one of the highest-ranking CIA officials had said to him, off the record, that when the dust finally clears, Americans will see that September 11 was a triumph for the intelligence community, not a failure." (The quote appears in the final paragraph of this excerpt from Baer's book:

The license for war was predictable

The Establishment is running the educational system, the government, political process, economy. They saw what was gained by USS Maine, Pearl Harbor, Gulf of Tonkin, etc. They saw how their parents and grandparents got away with trading with the Nazis, the Kennedys and King assassinations, no meaningful consequences after Operation Northwoods and Mockingbird, COINTELPRO. They privatised certain functions, Kroll, Blackwater, Ptech corporations and liased with other states - Israeli, Saudi and Pakistan intel connections, Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups as proxies. The people in the Establishment who see and embrace the 'benefits' of 9/11 will obviously know better than to question the hand feeding them. This is why the MSM tar rational 9/11 inquiry as 'conspiracy theory'. It's a rotten system. But lies are inefficient and destructive. Technology is making their crimes more difficult and detectable.