Mossad & 9/11 – Gordon Thomas

Originally Published on June 7, 2002

Source: Antiwar.com

The complex and often uneasy relationship between Israel’s Mossad and the U.S. intelligence community is emerging as a prime reason for the catastrophic failure of the CIA and FBI to act on advance warnings of an impending attack on America.

Eight days before the September 11 attack, Egypt’s senior intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, informed the CIA station chief in Cairo that “credible sources” had told him that Osama bin-Laden’s network was “in the advanced stages of executing a significant operation against an American target.”

Prior to that, the FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley had revealed, there was a similar warning from French intelligence.

Both warnings, Globe-Intel has established, originally came from Mossad.

The Israeli intelligence service chose to pass on its own intelligence to Washington through its contacts in French and Egyptian intelligence agencies because it did not believe its previous warnings on an impending attack by the bin-Laden network had been taken seriously enough in Washington.

Part of the reason has already emerged by President Bush acknowledging for the first time there had been a serious breakdown between the twin pillars of the U.S. intelligence community – the FBI and CIA.

“In terms of whether or not the FBI and the CIA were communicating properly, I think it is clear that they weren’t,” he has said.

Behind this admission is the long-standing suspicion that both the FBI and CIA have about Mossad and its ongoing activities in the United States.

Ostensibly, Israel denies it has ever spied on its most powerful ally. But the reality is otherwise. Both the FBI and CIA regard Mossad as a clear and present danger to U.S. national security. It places the Israeli spy agency just below the espionage totem pole that has China’s Secret Intelligence Service at its top.

A full ten months before Mossad started to sound its own warnings against bin-Laden, senior officials in both the FBI and CIA saw them as “blowing smoke” to divert attention from Mossad’s own activities in the United States.

Evidence of this may well be contained in the more than 350,000 documents that the CIA has already turned over to the hearings of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees.

These are now underway in sound-proofed rooms before 37 members of those committees.

Already, in the atmosphere of leak and counter-leak in Washington, the consensus is emerging on Capitol Hill that the U.S. intelligence community had enough data to have been able to prevent the September 11 attacks.

Richard Shelby, the senior Republican on the Senate intelligence committee has spoken about “a massive intelligence failure.”

A hint of the extent of that failure has come from Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak. He has spoken of “a secret agent who was in close contact with the bin-Laden organisation.”

Globe-Intel has been told that the “agent” was in fact the senior Mossad source who tipped off Egypt’s intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, that an attack on America was coming.

During last year, senior Egyptian officials have told Globe-Intel there were five separate contacts between Suleiman and his Mossad counterpart, Efraim Halevy.

Understandably, Israeli government sources in Tel Aviv have denied such contacts.

But an official close to Mubarak have confirmed that they did take place.

Mubarak’s public statements on the matter – the first ranking statesman to break cover over the building controversy of who-knew-what-and-when, will at minimum be seen as clear indications that there were lapses in the interpretations of both the CIA and FBI.

Coupled to the warnings that Mossad arranged to be passed through French intelligence and which Coleen Rowley has used to lambaste her chief, FBI director Robert Mueller, the failure to act assumes frightening proportions.

The revelations make a mockery of George Tenet’s claim that he was “proud” of the CIA’s record. Its embattled director, currently in Israel trying to broker a doomed peace deal, has found in his absence that his own staff are admitting to mistakes.

“Part of the problem is that the CIA and FBI are loath to share vital information with each other, or with other government agencies because they have this deep-seated fear of compromising their own sources,” a senior State Department analyst told Globe-Intel.

But in the coming days the relationship between Mossad and the CIA and FBI will become the subject of close scrutiny in the closed hearings of the intelligence committees picking their way through the mass of documents now in their possession.

It is beginning to emerge that intelligence relating to pre-September 11 stopped at the desk of National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice.

The question as to why the President was not fully briefed has led to others. Had a decision been taken by Rice in consultation with Secretary of Defense and other high-ranking members of the Bush Administration to effectively not inform Bush of what was developing because they did not trust his limited experience in dealing with global terrorism – or a major threat of any kind?

Officially such a question is dismissed around the White House as nonsensical. Yet it persists within the State Department – where Secretary of State Colin Powell remains outside the charmed inner circle surrounding Bush.

There, senior officials point to the fact that the CIA briefing to Bush last August, less than a month before the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, turned out to be conspicuous by what was not said.

Yet, at that time the CIA knew of the impending threat. There are other pointers that the President may have been kept out of the loop.

Within his own circle there is a determination to distance him from taking the advice of his father. President George Bush Snr is seen by some in the White House as being out of touch with todays world. And that the advice he proffers his son during their Texas cookouts is out-moded.

All this may go some way to explain why President Bush has now publicly acknowledged there was an intelligence failure. Much else will flow from that.

GORDON THOMAS is the author of forty-three books. Seven of them are major motion pictures including five times Academy Award-nominated Voyage of the DamnedEnola Gay, which won the Emmy Awards Foreign Critics Prize.

His books of best-selling David Morton novels are being filmed by IAC International as a 22-hour television series to be screened worldwide in 2003. His Gideon’s Spies: Mossad’s Secret Warriors became a major documentary for Channel Four which he wrote and narrated. It followed three years of research during which he was given unprecedented access to the Mossad’s key personnel. The book has so far been published in 16 languages.

Gordon Thomas lives in Ireland, with his wife.

Sacred Destabilization • Part One: Occult Spirituality

By: Eric • August 16, 2022

The omnipresent All-Seeing Eye in Occultism

Ancient Mystery Religions & Symbolism

Artistic depiction incorporating many symbols of faith

In a mystery religion, an inner core of beliefs, practices, and the religion’s true nature, are revealed only to those who have been initiated into its secrets. The secret knowledge, or secret wisdom, is the important aspect. The word Occult means Secret.

Initiation is the key concept. To be initiated is a privilege. This privilege gives access to information, giving way to knowledge. And not all will be entitled to. this secret knowledge.


Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism

The Kabbalah is at the root of Jewish mysticism. The word in Hebrew is for the concept of “receiving the tradition.” Up for debate, it is said this was written in the 1200s – though the tradition has been practiced since the Garden of Eden. Nonetheless, Kabbalah is “interwoven into Jewish religion and culture.”

There are four Jewish texts we are considering here:

  • Torah: the first five books of the Old Testament (Books of Moses)
  • Talmud: the book of rabbinical law within Judaism
  • Zohar: the Kabbalah book of Radiance, or Illumination
  • Sefer Yetzirah: the Kabbalah book of Creation, or Formation

Plainly stated, the Kabbalah is used to evaluate the Talmud, the Torah (first five books of the Old Testament) and other texts within Judaism.

There are four levels of interpretation that shall be applied to studying the Torah, each becoming more advanced and abstract. The four levels summarized:

  • The direct meaning (“black and white”)
  • The allegoric meaning
  • The meaning when drawn aside passages written elsewhere
  • The esoteric, hidden, metaphysical meaning

An example(of the direct, then the hidden): Exodus. Direct: Moses led his people from bondage. God parted the sea. Liberation. Now, the deep, esoteric: infact the Jews went to Egypt to gain access to resources, knowledge – like technology; stone masonry, irrigation techniques, etc.

There is a duality that is ever present in Kabbalah.


Hebrew Language & Gematria

The Hebrew language contains mathematical mysteries, which has made it appealing to the occult. Gematria is the assignment of a numerological scheme to letters of an alphabet. We can see here:

The 22 Hebrew numbers and their numerical values

Throughout the Torah, there are numerically assigned schemes to the arrangement of the letters used that show a certain symbolic mysticism in the expression of the words of the faith. A simple example, is shown here:

According to the number scheme shown above, with the letters within the words “Father” and “Mother”, earn a summation of the world “Child.”

Within the Jewish texts, Gematria is schematics throughout. There are many examples, we only need to see the basic one above to understand how it work. This is important to understand the nature of Jewish Mysticism.


Sacred Geometry

Now, further into the view of this mysticism, there are uses of geometry, called Sacred Geometry, laced within Kabbalah. Keeping in mind the example above, this is the geometric expression of Father + Mother = Child:

Next, we have this mapping out of the Sephirot. The Sephirot are the ten sacred emanations of the “infinite” revealed in the Kabbalah.

Father, Mother and Child. The Child is the middle column as all “32” paths must go though him to reach the CROWN. (if you crisscross the 22 Hebrew letters in the Kabbalah by the 10 Sephirot you get 32 paths. Hence the number “33” is the Divine attainment. Hence, 33° masonic rite of passage in Freemasonry, which borrows much ritual from Jewish Mysticism.

Shattered God

The Jewish Kabbalah reveals a belief that God was shattered into pieces upon creation (Genesis). In order for the messiah to arrive, he must be restored whole. This will involve acts of holiness, called Tikkun.

Kabbalah states that God is spread throughout the universe in sparks of light. These sparks must be gathered to restore God. There is a correlation here with Diaspora; the Jews that have been scattered throughout the world after the destruction of the Second Temple of Solomon and the banishment from Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD.

There is a further correlation with need for the construction of the Third Temple of Solomon, which is the divine aim of Zionism.

The Jews believe that God is the Creator of the universe, as Freemasonry refers to this supreme being as the Architect of the Universe.

Freemasonry, which is heavily influenced by esoteric mysticism from Kabbalah, the rebuilding the Third Temple is called “The Great Work.”

The phrase in Latin states “Gates of Light” – “The gates of light: this is the gate of the Tetragrammaton, the righteous shall enter through it”

The Tetragrammaton, is the Hebrew four letter word of God. This is not a coincidence, that within the Jewish faith, one must be initiated, to ever understand the pronunciation of “Yawweh.” Four letters, four levels of Kabbalah.


Hermeticism

In Hermetic religion, the supreme Deity, or Principle, is referred to variously as ‘God’, ‘The All’, or ‘The One’. Many Hermeticists also align their beliefs and mystical ideas with other religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, mainstream Paganism, or Islam. This pluralism is related to a form of doctrinal essentialism, which holds that all great religions have equivalent mystical truths at their core, and that all religions are, in some way, compatible with the esoteric tenets of Hermeticism. 

Hermeticism has its own form of Qabbalah and expressions of the Tree of Life:

The four worlds of Kabbalah correspond with the four levels of interpretation in Kabbalah as mentioned above

Rosicrucianism

Rosicrucianism is the belief structure of a secret society (Rosicrucian Order) that was purportedly created by an alchemist named Christian Rosenkreuz in late medieval Germany. This society was signalled by the Rosy Cross, which is a cross with a white cross at its centre, which some believe predate Christianity. As a secret society thought to hold power, the Rosicrucians have been linked with both the Knights Templar before and the Freemasons after. They are an order of sages and alchemists of thought, amassing information key to their brand of enlightenment and eventually set to disseminate this to individuals clever enough to seek them out. This privileged information, however, would otherwise be concealed from the ‘average’ man, its secret understanding of the relationship between nature, the world and an astral spirituality could by its value not possibly be understood by all. Yet the order is also interested in the “Universal Reformation of Mankind”. How can these two conflicting points be reconciled – a secret society and an interested in reformation for mankind? Through drastic change that will be the event that sees this society come into visibility.

Rosicrucianism also uses a Tree of Life

Gnosticism

Gnosticism is the belief that human beings contain a piece of God (the highest good or a divine spark) within themselves, which has fallen from the immaterial world into the bodies of humans. All physical matter is subject to decay, rotting, and death. Those bodies and the material world, created by an inferior being, are therefore evil. Trapped in the material world, but ignorant of its status, the pieces of God require knowledge (gnosis) to inform them of their true status. That knowledge must come from outside the material world, and the agent who brings it is the savior or redeemer.

Gnosticism too, utilizes Kabbalah mysticism

Freemasonry

Stone masons built castles, forts, barriers, towers. Freemasonry evolved from the guilds of stonemasons and cathedral builders of the Middle Ages. It can be argued that the Ancient, Free and Accepted ritualistic form of masonry formed as these masters of stone work – employing geometry and physics – were instructed to build walls around communities. With their knowledge of science, they know the concept of parallaxes and built towers at the corners of walls, in order for watchmen to better anticipate intruders from afar. This was heretical, blasphemous even, against the Church of England and the king. Therefore, they were banished, to be accepted in Scotland, becoming “Ancient, Free and Accepted.”

Masonic Tree of Life – and the paths – 32 paths, the 33rd is divinity

Relevance of These Examples

These have been introduced for we are going to see the presence of these sects, these groups, these beliefs, these symbols throughout this series: Sacred Destabilization.

Part Two coming soon.