By Liam Scheff
July 13, 2012
The following is an exclusive excerpt from the new book “Official Stories” by Liam Scheff, from Chapter 4: “9/11 – A Perfect Tuesday Morning.”
The countdown of the top five hits of 9/11 brings us to number three on your hit parade: Mossad with “White Van!”
Mossad, the Israeli intelligence force, has an Old Testament motto that is described two ways. Politely as, “For by wise guidance you can wage your war.” Or, from a former agent critical of the agency, “By Way Of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War.”
I didn’t know a thing about Mossad until I had to research them for what comes next. Did you know that the Israeli military attacked a U.S. ship (the Liberty) off the coast of Egypt in 1967? Injured 171 Americans, killed 34 and said it was an accident? They said they mistook it for some other country’s large military vessel. But all U.S. soldiers who were interviewed said, “No freaking way. They saw us, they shot us and they killed a lot of us.”
But, for being mistaken, if they were, Israel paid the families of soldiers, as a group, over 3 million dollars. So, I guess somebody had to save face. (Good thing, because Congress decided not to investigate what happened.)
Did you know that when he heard about what happened on 9/11, former Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “It’s very good….Well, it’s not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.” But, sympathy for who? For Israel.
That’s a funny response. But it fits with the reaction of some men who were working at a moving company in New Jersey – and that brings us to our number.
On September 11, five men were spotted in and around New Jersey and Manhattan in a white van. They were seen parked on the Jersey side of the East River, video-taping the towers as they got hit, exploded and collapsed. They were said to be celebrating, jumping for joy, giving high-fives, flicking lighters like at a concert and taking pictures. A strange call came into the police, that some “Palestinians, dressed as Sheiks, were driving around in a van with explosives.”
In fact, there were two vans in the news reports, one at the Lincoln Tunnel and another at the George Washington Bridge, with multiple reports of “dancing and celebrating Middle Easterners.”
The local authorities locked down the bridges and tunnels and caught a van full of…no, not Palestinians. But Israelis. When they were stopped, they told the officers, “We are Israelis. We are not your problem. Your problems are our problems. The Palestinians are your problem.”
The police and FBI found highlighted maps of the city, box cutters, passports and $4,700 stuffed into a sock. It was reported that bomb-sniffing dogs reacted as though they had smelled explosives.
The men putatively worked for a moving company called Urban Moving Systems. An employee for that moving company, under protection of anonymity, told the press that the employees, who were almost all Israeli, were celebrating and happy after the towers exploded, saying, “Now America knows what we go through.”
The company was purported to be a Mossad front organization (like United Fruit Company and U.S.A.I.D. – Chapter 3 – were for the CIA). The owner then did a very funny thing. He fled the country. He left jobs undone and boxes locked in storage when he bugged out. He was later put on the terrorist watch list by the FBI – same as Moussaoui, bin Laden and the PTech guys (but that’s coming up).
The suspects were held for 70 days, then released and returned to Israel. Some of them have appeared in interviews since. They deny that they were to blame, but one of them said: “The fact of the matter is we are coming from a country that experiences terror daily. Our purpose was to document the event.”
And document the event, they did. Their photos were developed and one showed a hand flicking a lighter in front of the burning wreckage of the towers. Go figure. The FBI has since revealed that two of the suspects were, in fact, agents of Mossad.
A suspicious person might be led to believe that jackals within the Israeli intelligence force worked with jackals within the U.S. intelligence infrastructure to frame Arabs for an act they pulled off themselves. Thank goodness Americans are rarely suspicious and hardly curious, as a people. After all, we’ve got American Idol to occupy our thinking time.
But, wow. Wouldn’t that be a bitch? “By way of deception, thou shalt do war.”
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