21 May 2002

John O'Neill and the Phoenix Memorandum

I published this story way back in November, but I guess many rely solely on the likes of Fox News Channel, CNN, the major TV networks, and the daily newspaper for their news and information, so it may be revealing. Who was John O'Neill? John O' Neill was a counter-terrorism deputy director in the FBI who resigned in protest over the obstruction by Bush administration officials. According to French authors Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie, O'Neill told them that ''the main obstacles to investigate Islamic terrorism were U.S. oil corporate interests and the role played by Saudi Arabia in it''. The two authors claim the U.S. government's main objective in Afghanistan was to consolidate the position of the Taliban regime to obtain access to the oil and gas reserves in Central Asia.

Now let's connect the dots here. John O'Neill receives the "Phoenix memorandum" and is rebuked on it. He quits in protest in August and takes a job as head of security at the World Trade Center. So, after O'Neill is allegedly told to "back off on Bin Laden", he is then killed by evil minions of Bin Laden. I don't think Chris Carter, the creator of the X-files TV series, could come up with a better conspiracy story.

This story of the Bush administration and the Taliban is bizarre. According to Brisard and Dasquie, the Bush administration met with the Taliban on several occasions - in Washington, Berlin and Islamabad. To polish their image in the United States, the Taliban even employed a U.S. expert on public relations, Laila Helms. The authors claim that Helms is also an expert in the works of U.S. secret services, for her uncle, Richard Helms, is a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The last meeting between U.S. and Taliban representatives took place in August, five weeks before the attacks on New York and Washington, the analysts maintain.

And as reported in mediawhoresonline.com, there are some questions that the recent NY Times article should have asked, but did not:

They report, incredibly, that O'Neill simply "retired" back in August -- ignoring the well- known background, leaving the dots unconnected!!

What did O'Neill know back in July? Whom did he try to warn? What happened when he did so? What did his "retirement" -- and its tragic consequences -- have to do with his frustrated efforts to get Bush's people to listen to him about the Phoenix memo, and/or about everything else he knew about Osama bin Laden's clear and present danger to American lives?


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