The Israeli Origin of 9/11 and the War on Terror

The Israeli Origin of 9/11 and the War on Terror

by Christopher Bollyn

May 8, 2017

Both 9/11 and the War on Terror are products of Israeli military intelligence. 9/11 was meant to start the War on Terror. Understanding the Israeli origin of both is key to understanding the deception.

Although the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, have had a tremendous impact on world history, global society, and our way of life, the events that are commonly referred to as 9/11 are not well understood. What is most peculiar about 9/11 is that in spite of the huge effect it has had on modern history, the crime itself has not been properly investigated and examined as one would expect. The structural steel from the World Trade Center, for example, crucial evidence from the crime scene where some 2,700 people were killed, was hastily cut into small pieces and shipped to Asia. This indicates that the decision had been made at the highest level to destroy the evidence to prevent a proper investigation of the crime. The failure to investigate the 9/11 crime means that much of what passes for modern political history is nothing more than unproven allegations and assumptions.


A growing number of people who have examined the 9/11 evidence understand why the administration of George W. Bush allowed the evidence to be destroyed and why he delayed any inquest into the matter for more than a year. The evidence proves without a doubt that high-level officials of the government and owners of the major media networks conspired from the beginning to deceive the public about what really happened on 9/11. The purpose of the conspiracy was to promote a false narrative in order to take the United States and its allies into an open-ended and criminal war known as the Global War on Terror. Fifteen years later, both the conspiracy and the criminal wars it started are ongoing.

On the day of the atrocity, before a criminal investigation could even begin to examine the evidence, the Bush administration declared the terror attacks to be “an act of war” and that very evening the decision was made to go to war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The haste with which the decision to go to war was made suggests it had been prepared prior to 9/11. By claiming the attacks were “an act of war” the government was relieved of having to present its evidence in a court to prove that Osama Bin Laden was guilty.

So rather than carrying out a proper criminal investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was primarily engaged in confiscating and concealing crucial evidence to protect the official story. If 9/11 had been investigated as a crime government prosecutors would have had to prove that Al Qaeda had the means, motive, and opportunity to commit the crime.

Rather than allowing the public to see the evidence and hear the results of a proper criminal investigation, the American population was immediately given a prepared, but wholly unproven, explanation that the deed had been planned and carried out by Osama Bin Laden hiding in a cave in Afghanistan. Less than three hours after the first plane hit, Ehud Barak, the former prime minister of Israel, chief of staff, and head of military intelligence, appeared in the London studio of BBC World television and pinned the blame on Bin Laden. Although he provided no evidence to support his allegation, the Israeli military chief’s conclusion that it was time to begin a global “war against terror” soon became the accepted interpretation of 9/11:

The world will not be the same from today on, it’s an attack against our whole civilization… If it is a kind of Bin Laden organization, and even if it’s something else, I believe that this is the time to deploy a globally concerted effort led by the United States, the U.K., Europe, and Russia against all sources of terror, the same kind of struggle that our forefathers launched against the piracy on the high seas… It’s time to launch an operational, concrete war against terror even if it takes certain pains from the routine activities of our normal society.

The same day, Ehud Barak appeared on Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Television blaming Osama Bin Laden and advising Western governments to join a concerted effort to combat terrorism:

Most obviously my guess is a Bin Laden organization… The leadership of the world should be able to take action… Bin Laden sits in Afghanistan… We know where the terror sites are. It’s time for action.

Nine days later, President George W. Bush told the American people that Osama Bin Laden and nineteen Arabs had attacked the United States because “They hate our freedoms.” In the same speech, on September 20, 2001, Bush laid out his plan to wage a global War on Terror:

Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated… Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign unlike any other we have ever seen… And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation in every region now has a decision to make: Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.

The haste with which the Bush administration took the nation to war in Afghanistan, without presenting any evidence to support its claim that Al Qaeda was actually behind the 9/11 terror atrocity, suggests that starting the War on Terror was the real purpose of the terror attacks. The fact that evidence from the crime scenes that contradicted the official narrative blaming Osama Bin Laden was being omitted from news reports seemed to confirm this suspicion.

By leaving crucial evidence out of their reporting the controlled media has effectively protected the false narrative, the criminal wars, and the real terrorists from being exposed. Had the media presented and discussed all of the available evidence the public would have been aware of the utter falsity of the government’s story that was being used to take the nation to war.


It was obvious from the very beginning that certain aspects of the 9/11 story were being censored by the media.  Eyewitness reports of explosions at the World Trade Center and reports of the arrests of scores of Israeli men who were apparently involved in the terror operation were among the stories that were reported once, and never repeated. These omissions of important facts and evidence from the media narrative indicated that a high-level conspiracy involving the government and media was afoot to sell the public a false story about 9/11 in order to take the nation into “a war on terror… a lengthy campaign unlike any other we have ever seen.”

As President Bush promised, the War on Terror has been a “lengthy campaign unlike any other.”  Fifteen years later, the United States and its allies are still fighting two wars that his administration started in the guise of fighting terrorism. The wars and “homeland security” measures that followed in the wake of 9/11 have cost the United States more than $2.5 trillion dollars, all funds borrowed at interest.

One of the best indicators that 9/11 and the War on Terror are products of the same criminal conspiracy is the fact that the government and media continue to censor scientific evidence that disproves the 9/11 narrative:  the false story they used to take the nation into the open-ended military campaign. Indeed, when we examine the historical roots of the 9/11 atrocity and the War on Terror we find more indications that 9/11 and the War on Terror both originate from the same source.

The following are some of the most important forensic discoveries that have been completely omitted from the mainstream media reporting about the 9/11 atrocity.


Evidence of molten iron, the presence of which contradicts the narrative that the towers fell due to fire-induced structural failure, has never been reported or discussed in the mainstream media.  A large amount of light-yellow and white-hot molten metal (i.e. 1100-1200 degrees C), presumed to be iron and obviously much hotter than burning jet fuel or an office fire, was seen falling from the 81st floor of the South Tower for seven minutes before the explosive demolition of the tower.

Firemen reported seeing “molten steel” running in the rubble like “lava in a volcano.” Contractors also reported finding “pools of molten steel” at the base of the elevator shafts of the three demolished skyscrapers (i.e. North Tower, South Tower, and WTC 7) when they got down to the bedrock of Manhattan, six basement levels below street level – weeks after the attacks.

The clouds of hot dust that buried lower Manhattan on 9/11 also contained molten iron in the form of billions of tiny micro-droplets of molten iron, called iron-rich spheres. An independent survey of the dust in the Deutsche Bank building on the southern edge of the World Trade Center found that iron spheres comprised nearly six percent of the mass of the dust (“WTC Dust Signature Study: Composition and Morphology,” R.J. Lee Group, 2003).

A government-funded study of the dust published by the U.S. Geological Survey (Particle Atlas of World Trade Center Dust, USGS, 2005) contained micrographs of the iron-rich spheres. The USGS survey also found tiny spheres of molten molybdenum, which has a very high melting point of 2,623 degrees C, or 4,753 degrees F.  The micrographs of the molten molybdenum were not published in the USGS report, but were obtained later through a F.O.I.A. request.

The spheres of iron were evidently produced by a highly energetic nano-composite of super-thermite, chips of which were found in the dust by Dr. Steven E. Jones (“Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe,” The Open Chemical Physics Journal, 2009). When the bi-layered chips of this active thermitic material were heated to 430 degrees C, they ignited and produced extreme heat and iron-rich spheres identical to those found in the dust. Although this discovery, published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal in 2009, provides essential information about how the iron-rich spheres were created – and how the towers were demolished – it has never been discussed in the mainstream media in the United States.


Another important scientific discovery was made by analyzing the particles in the smoke that rose from the rubble in the weeks after 9/11. The smoke was found to contain large amounts of ultrafine particles.

In the days after 9/11, when he saw the light blue smoke rising from the rubble of the World Trade Center, Thomas A. Cahill, an expert on airborne aerosols and director of the DELTA Group at the University of California at Davis, knew the plumes contained large amounts of the very smallest particles, the extremely toxic ultrafine particles less than one-millionth of a meter in size, and smaller. Unlike the larger dust particles from the destruction of the Twin Towers, these ultrafine nano-size particles are particularly hazardous because of their extremely small size, which allows them to penetrate into the nucleus of the human cell where they wreak havoc on the human system.

The DELTA Group’s research revealed the presence of these extremely small metallic aerosols in unprecedented amounts in the plumes rising from the World Trade Center rubble. Most of the particles in these plumes were in the category of the smallest ultrafine particles:  from 0.26 to 0.09 microns. The extraordinarily high level of ultrafine aerosols was one of the most unusual aspects of the data, Dr. Cahill said. “Ultrafine particles require extremely high temperatures,” he said, “namely the boiling point of the metal.”

The data showing high levels of ultrafine particles in the smoke plume proves that incredibly intense hot spots, capable of boiling and vaporizing metals and other components from the debris, persisted beneath the rubble for many weeks after 9/11.

These important scientific discoveries have never been reported or discussed in the so-called “mainstream media.” These significant findings have been omitted by the controlled press not because they lack importance, but because they disprove the official narrative of 9/11. The fact that the government and media have protected the official narrative for fifteen years indicates that they are actually both controlled by the same people who carried out 9/11 and deceived the public into supporting the fraudulent and criminal War on Terror.

The evidence indicates that 9/11 was a highly sophisticated false-flag terror atrocity designed to inflict “shock and awe” on the public in order to instill fear and rage in their hearts. The purpose of the terror attacks was to compel U.S. public opinion to support an open-ended war agenda known as the Global War on Terror. If starting the War on Terror was indeed the primary reason for the false-flag terror attacks of 9/11, we need to understand who is behind the war agenda and where it comes from.


The War on Terror is basically an Israeli stratagem developed in the 1970s to deceive the American public into thinking that Israel’s enemies are America’s enemies. The purpose of this deception is to bring the U.S. military into the Middle East on a long-term basis to defend the Zionist state by waging war against its foes. The terrorist masterminds behind the War on Terror stratagem knew that a massive and spectacular act of terrorism would be required to trick the U.S. into fighting their enemies, so they began – evidently in the 1970s – planning the attack which befell the United States on September 11, 2001.

A timeline of some key events is helpful to understand the common origin and development of the 9/11 and War on Terror plot.

1977 – In a major turning point in Israel’s political history, the Likud, a right-wing political coalition founded by the Zionist terrorist Menachem Begin (former head of the Irgun) comes to power in Israel ending three decades of Labor Party dominance. Begin is a notorious terrorist leader known for having ordered the bombing of the King David Hotel in July 1946, in which 91 people were killed, and the Deir Yassin massacre in April 1948.

1977 – Likud, the terrorist faction headed by Menachem Begin, comes to power in Israel.

1978 – Arnon Milchan, a top-level Israeli intelligence agent, produces his first movie, The Medusa Touch.  The film’s climactic scene depicts a Boeing 747 crashing into the Pan Am Building in New York City. Milchan was responsible for illegally sending 800 krytrons – triggers for nuclear weapons – from the U.S. to Israel’s Ministry of Defense between 1979 and 1983. Although his company, Milco International, was behind the illegal smuggling, Milchan himself was not indicted.

1979, July – The War on Terror doctrine is rolled out onto the world stage in a well-planned propaganda offensive at the Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism. The conference is headed by the Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin of the Likud.  Begin’s propaganda blitz is hosted by the Netanyahu Institute, an organization set up by Benjamin Netanyahu and his father for the purpose of promoting the War on Terror ideology.

“The conference organizers expect the event to initiate a major anti-terrorist offensive,” Ian Black writes in the Jerusalem Post after the first day of the conference.

“The use of the military term ‘offensive’ is accurate,” Philip Paull wrote in “International Terrorism”:  The Propaganda War.  “Four former chiefs of Israeli military intelligence participated in the conference:  Gen. Chaim Herzog, Maj. Gen. Meir Amit, Lt. Gen. Aharon Yariv, and Maj. Gen. Shlomo Gazit.”

The fact that four former chiefs of Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence attended the three-day conference indicates that Israeli military intelligence was involved in the planning and preparation of this “propaganda offensive.”

1979, September – Isser Harel, the former chief of Israeli intelligence, predicts with uncanny accuracy the events of 9/11 to Michael D. Evans, an American Zionist, saying Arab terrorists will attack the tallest building in New York City:

I sat with former Mossad chief Isser Harel for a conversation about Arab terrorism. As he handed me a cup of hot tea and a plate of cookies, I asked him, “Do you think terrorism will come to America, and if so, where and why?”

Harel looked at his American visitor and replied, “I fear it will come to you in America. America has the power, but not the will, to fight terrorism. The terrorists have the will, but not the power, to fight America – but all that could change with time. Arab oil money buys more than tents.”

As to the where, Harel continued, “New York City is the symbol of freedom and capitalism. It’s likely they will strike the Empire State Building, your tallest building [he mistakenly thought] and a symbol of your power.”
– “America the Target,” Jerusalem Post, September 30, 2001

1982, February – The Yinon Plan, “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties” written by Oded Yinon, is published by the World Zionist Organization (in Hebrew).  Thanks to Professor Israel Shahak, the essay is translated and published in English under the title “The Zionist Plan for the Middle East.” The Yinon Plan calls for “Balkanizing” the Arab states, i.e. breaking them up into ethnic enclaves, as was done to the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

“There is one thing that we do know,” Middle East expert Linda S. Heard wrote in 2006, “Oded Yinon’s 1982 ‘Zionist Plan for the Middle East’ is in large part taking shape. Is this pure coincidence? Was Yinon a gifted psychic? Perhaps!  Alternatively, we in the West are victims of a long-held agenda not of our making and without doubt not in our interests.”

The Yinon Plan specifically calls for breaking up Syria and Iraq, which is exactly what has happened to these nations after the U.S. military intervened.

As Oded Yinon wrote:

Lebanon’s total dissolution into five provinces serves as a precedent for the entire Arab world including Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and the Arabian Peninsula and is already following that track. The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unique areas such as in Lebanon, is Israel’s primary target on the Eastern front in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target. Syria will fall apart, in accordance with its ethnic and religious structure, into several states such as in present day Lebanon, so that there will be a Shi’ite Alawi state along its coast, a Sunni state in the Aleppo area, another Sunni state in Damascus hostile to its northern neighbor, and the Druze who will set up a state, maybe even in our Golan, and certainly in the Hauran and in northern Jordan. This state of affairs will be the guarantee for peace and security in the area in the long run, and that aim is already within our reach today.

1982, June – Under the leadership of Menachem Begin, Israel invades Lebanon with the intention of occupying the southern part of the country up to the Litani River, as per the Yinon Plan. The Israeli aggression results in the deaths of more than 20,000 Lebanese and Palestinian civilians.

1983 – Israeli military intelligence (AMAN), headed by Ehud Barak, begins arming and training the virulently anti-Western Hezb-i-Islami mujahedeen of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Pakistan. This operation is supported by U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson and funded by the C.I.A. and Saudi Arabia. Israel provides the mujahedeen with weapons it has taken off the battlefield in Lebanon.  Israeli military intelligence is creating the cadre of a radical “Islamist” terrorist foe to prepare the stage for U.S. intervention in the Middle East. Hekmatyar and Osama Bin Laden begin working together in 1984 when Bin Laden’s “Afghan Arabs” join forces with Hezb-i-Islami. Ali Mohamed, Bin Laden’s first trainer, is a Hebrew-speaking Egyptian working for Israeli military intelligence. In 1994, these Israeli-armed and trained terrorist forces merge into Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

1986 – Benjamin Netanyahu publishes Terrorism: How the West Can Win, a collection of papers from a second Netanyahu Institute conference (Washington, D.C., 1984). The book is part of his continuous effort since 1979 to promote the doctrine of a global War on Terror with books, articles, and speeches.

1987 – Eight years after Israeli intelligence chief Isser Harel predicted that Arab terrorists would attack the tallest building in New York City, two of his veteran Mossad agents obtain the security contract for the World Trade Center and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority tears up the contract when it discovers that Avraham Shalom (Bendor), the head of Atwell Security of Tel Aviv, is using a fake name and has a conviction in Israel – as the former chief of the Shin Bet – for the murder of two Palestinians.

1993 – The World Trade Center is hit by a truck bomb in the North Tower, killing six people. Emad Salem, an FBI informant and critical witness is paid more than one million dollars for his testimony. Since the alleged conspiracy took place in New Jersey, the Israeli dual-national Michael Chertoff, serving as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, plays a key role in the prosecution. Chertoff’s Israeli mother was one of the first Mossad agents. The media interpretation of the bombing leads Americans to believe that Muslims want to destroy the Twin Towers.

1998 – Philip Zelikow heads the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group with Ashton Carter and John Deutch. Their report is published in Foreign Affairs (CFR) at the end of the year.  The Zelikow report begins by “imagining the transforming event” of catastrophic terrorism “that could happen next month.” Ashton Carter and John Deutch are senior partners of Global Technology Partners, “an exclusive affiliate of Rothschild N.A., formed to make acquisitions of and investments in technology, defense, and aerospace-related companies.” Zelikow, the head of the group, will go on to head the 9/11 Commission and write most of the commission’s report. Carter goes on to be Secretary of Defense under President Obama.

2000 – Arnon Milchan and his business partner Rupert Murdoch produce a TV series called “The Lone Gunmen.” The first episode of the series, “Pilot”, is about a passenger airliner being remotely hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center. The footage for the climactic sequence when the plane is approaching the Twin Towers is actually filmed flying a helicopter over Manhattan. The program airs on Murdoch’s Fox Television on March 4, 2001, six months before 9/11, and is viewed by 13 million U.S. viewers.

2000, September – A Neo-Con think tank, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) founded by William Kristol and Robert Kagan in 1997, publishes a paper entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses,” which specifically calls for the U.S. to occupy Iraq and other radical changes in U.S. military policy.  The “process of transformation” the paper says, “is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”

2001, 9/11 – In a spectacular act of terrorism the tallest buildings in New York City are destroyed, just as Mossad chief Isser Harel predicted 22 years earlier.  The terror attacks of 9/11 bear the hallmarks of an Israeli false-flag operation designed to start their long-planned war agenda. Ehud Barak immediately calls for an operational “war against terror” on BBC World and Sky News television. Barak is Israel’s most senior military officer as the former commander of the Israel’s covert commando force (Sayeret Matkal), head of military intelligence (AMAN), chief of staff, and both prime minister and defense minister until March 2001.

While tens of thousands are feared dead in the rubble, the New York Times asks Benjamin Netanyahu on 9/11 about the effect the terror attacks will have on U.S.-Israeli relations. Netanyahu says:   “It’s very good… it will generate immediate sympathy.”

2001, October 7 – The War on Terror begins with a U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan. In December, the Taliban is ousted and Hamid Karzai is installed to head a transitional government. The war in Afghanistan goes on to become the longest war in U.S. history.

2001, October – General Wesley Clark visits the Pentagon and is informed of the planned war agenda:  “We’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off, Iran.”

2003, March 20 – The Bush administration invades Iraq claiming that Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and that the Iraqi government poses an immediate threat to the United States and its coalition allies. No evidence, however, of WMDs is found to verify the claims used to start the war.

2003, March 31 – The 9/11 Commission headed by Executive Director Philip Zelikow holds its first hearing in New York City. Zelikow has a complete outline of the commission’s final report before the commission even begins its work. His outline is detailed with chapter headings, subheadings, and sub-subheadings.  Zelikow shows his report to Commission Chairman Tom Kean and Vice-chairman Lee Hamilton and they like it, but think it could be seen as evidence of having a pre-determined outcome. They decide to keep it secret from the commission’s staff.

2008, April 16 – “Netanyahu Says 9/11 Terror Attacks Good for Israel” the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports, quoting Benjamin Netanyahu:  “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq.”

Although this timeline is by no means complete, it is sufficient to show the common origin of the 9/11 terror atrocity and the War on Terror. Both originated from the same source at the same time – Israeli military intelligence under the political leadership of the notorious terrorist Menachem Begin of the Likud (formerly Irgun) in the late 1970s. A closer examination of the evidence is found in Solving 9/11: The Deception that Changed the World and Solving 9/11: The Original Articles, a set of books containing my 9/11 research that shows exactly who had the means, motive, and opportunity to commit the crime – and carry out the cover-up upon which the War on Terror depended.

It is not, as the American people were led to believe, that the terrorism of 9/11 simply fell out of the clear blue sky and that the War on Terror and radical changes in U.S. domestic and foreign policy followed as a result. Rather, the evidence proves that the 9/11 attacks were carried out in order to kick-start the Israeli war agenda known as the War on Terror.

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“The only way to liberate ourselves and our nations from this madness
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– Christopher Bollyn