The German Intelligence Report on September 11, 2001
Source and authenticity of the document
The following document was published in June of 2002. If genuine, it must rank as one of the most remarkable
documents in history. It purports to be a top-secret report from the German external intelligence agency, the Bundesnachrichtendienst
(BND) prepared with assistance from an internal German intelligence agency, the BfV. Among the most important claims it makes
are the following: German intelligence detected plans for an attack by Arab extremists on the United States, to take place
on September 10 or 11, 2001. Israel was aware of the plans and wished the attack to take place without hindrance. The German
ambassador informed the President of the US of the impending attacks. He thanked the ambassador and said that he already knew.
Subsequently, his administration urgently requested the suppression of information on this warning. The report elaborates
that among the various reasons for the attack being encouraged by the US administration was a desire to have a pretext to
attack Afghanistan to secure a pipeline route for western oil companies to export oil from the Caspian basin. Despite angry
denunciations of the authenticity of the report from various quarters, the German government has to the best of our knowledge
not issued a denial of its authenticity. Even if it were to do so, the alleged urgent request for secrecy could provide grounds
for such a denial. No other effective refutation of the accuracy of the report has been seen by the editors of this website.
Consequently, it is presented for what it is worth as a possibly genuine document of immense historical significance.
The above link to the four-part Fox news report on Israeli spying in and on the US does indeed corroborate certain
parts of the BND report. Corroborative elements include (among other items) the alleged Israeli tactic of supplying unusable
warnings, links to drug-dealing organized crime, and failure to share information supposedly developed on terrorists with
(NOTE: See also Wayne Madsen: The Israeli Art Students And Movers Story)
The German Intelligence Report
This report was sent by a German source in January of 2002 to a number of interested individuals. Initially, it was very
loudly rejected by fringe groups, unhappy, doubtlessly, that they had not been on the list of recipients. Unfortunately, counter-government
web sources have the tendency to screech with rage if another source scoops them.
We subsequently sent a copy of this to the German Embassy in Washington for comment. The reply they gave after their receipt
of the attached document is that the papers had been sent on to Germany for comment on their authenticity. After a reasonable
lapse of time, we again contacted the Embassy and at that point were advised that “the German authorities would neither
confirm nor deny the authenticity nor the authorship of” the document. (see TBRNews.org)
[Translation of BND Report on September 11, 2001]
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On Monday August 6, 2001, at 17:50, [German] Ambassador Ischinger personally notified the President of the United States
that information developed by the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz [German domestic secret service] as well as the BND [Bundesnachrichtendienst,
German foreign secret service] indicated clearly that an attack by a radical Arab group partially based in Germany was to
occur on September 10-11, 2001. The President was at that time in residence at his farm in Texas. Our [German] Ambassador
was acting in direct response to instructions from Foreign Minister Fischer.
This information was developed from official surveillance of Arab extremist groups operating in the Federal Republic as
well as from intercepted communications between the Embassy of Israel and the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Tel Aviv concerning
The information was “gratefully received” by the U.S. President who stated at the time that he was also aware
of the same pending assaults.
Subsequent to these attacks, the office of the U.S. President, through the U.S. Department of State, made an urgent request
to the Federal Government [of Germany] that no reference whatsoever should be made to the official warnings given by Ambassador
In order to clarify the background of this matter, this Gesamtübersicht [overall survey] of the events leading to the assault
was prepared, basing on extracts of reports from our [BND’s] stations abroad.
Overall, it is evident that the American authorities were aware of the pending attacks. Why they did nothing, is explained
in the following.
Background: General Overview
Because of the Bush family’s involvement in oil (Zapata Oil Company), many important and wealthy individuals and
corporations with oil interests financially supported the Bush political career. Today, the Bush administration is therefore
strongly influenced by major American business groups.
The candidate for American Vice President, Richard “Dick” Cheney, had been the Chief Director of the Halliburton
Company. This company, based in Dallas, Texas, where Bush was Governor, is the largest oil service company in the world.
Between 1991 through 1997, such important American oil companies as Texaco, Unocal, Shell, BP Amoco, Chevron and Exxon-Mobil
became involved with the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan who holds enormous oil reserves. The government of Kazakhstan was
eventually paid over $3 billions of corporate money to allow these companies to secure oil rights. At the same time, these
companies agreed further to give the sums of 35 billion U.S. Dollar in investments in plant and equipment to the Kazakhstan
projects. A confidential project report of said U.S. firms announced that the gas and oil reserves in Kazakhstan would amount
to 4 trillion U.S. Dollar.
The United States is not self-sufficient in oil and 50% of their supply is imported from various foreign sources. Some
80% of oil imported to the U.S. comes from OPEC-countries, the Arabian oil cartel. Because of the unconditional support by
American political leaders of the state of Israel, these Arab governments have a very strained relationship with the U.S.A.
A further smaller percentage of oil imported to the U.S. comes from Venezuela. Just recently, the U.S. government has been
attempting to overthrow the government of Chavez with the help of the CIA and replace it with a government “more sympathetic
to American oil needs.”
A position paper prepared by the office of the later-Vice President Cheney states that the Kazakhstan oil reserves would
be “more than sufficient to supply U.S. needs for at least a decade” and would further “reduce American
dependence on OPEC.”
Unocal Oil Company signed an agreement with the reigning Taliban forces as well as their opponents, the Northern Alliance,
in order to permit an oil pipeline to be built through Afghanistan direct through Pakistan to the Indian Ocean. By this, the
exorbitant rates charged by the Russians to use their pipelines would be avoided. Unocal then opened official offices in Uzbekistan,
Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan to facilitate the construction of this oil pipeline.
In December of 1997, official Taliban representatives were in the United States to attend a conference at Unocal headquarters
in Texas to discuss the
Afghanistan pipeline. These talks failed because the Taliban made what Unocal felt were excessive financial demands.
In 1998, internal strife in Afghanistan and inherent instability in Pakistan reached such levels as to render the pipeline
project impossible to execute. In the same year, the Houston, Texas based firm of Enron suggested instead to build a $3 billion
oil pipeline parallel to the Russian pipelines, running westwards rather than taking the shorter but more problematic route
In a secret memorandum by Cheney, it is stated that the Unocal company was prepared to finance the southern route. According
to this, this project would take five years to complete and its annual revenues from the successful completion of this pipeline
would approximate $2 billions. However, and this has been the subject of a number of secret American reports, the only thing
standing in the way of the construction of this pipeline was the basic opposition of the Afghanistan government and its political
On May 8, 2001, the U.S. Department of State, in the name of the Secretary of State Powell, gave 43 million U.S. Dollars
to the Taliban in order to facilitate their cooperation in the pipeline project.
On June 10, 2001, the BND warned the CIA office in the U.S. Embassy to the Federal Republic [of Germany] that certain Arab
terrorists were planning to seize American commercial aircraft for use as weapons of destruction against
significant American symbols. This was considered a general warning only. The Federal Republic’s warning of August
6, however, was specific as to date, time and places of the attacks.
On July 11, 2001, in Berlin, U.S. officials: Thomas Simmons, a former American Ambassador to Pakistan, Lee Coldren, State
Department expert on Asian matters and Karl Inderfurth, Assistant Secretary of State for Asian matters met with Russian and
Pakistani intelligence officers. At this meeting, which was under surveillance, it was stated by the Americans that the United
States planned to launch military strikes against Afghanistan in October of that year. The purpose of these strikes was to
topple the Afghanistan government and the Taliban in order to replace it with a government “more sensitive to the needs
of American oil interests.”
In mid-August, 2001, President of the Russian Federation Putin ordered that the American authorities be warned of pending
attacks on government buildings inside the United States. This warning was conveyed to the U.S. Ambassador in Moscow and via
the Russian Ambassador’s office directly to the U.S. President.
On August 20, the Government of France, through the American Embassy in Paris and their Embassy in Washington, issued a
more specific warning. This warning specified the exact date, time and places of the attacks.
On September 11, President Bush and top aides flew to the state of Florida so that the President could speak with children
a kindergarten. Also at that time, Vice President Cheney absented himself from Washington and went to the safety of the
Presidential compound in the mountains of Maryland.
It was noted in Washington that Cheney remained sequestered in Maryland for some time and only appeared in public surrounded
by heavy security.
The Role of the Israeli Mossad in the Terrorist Attacks
Note: The following two sections are considered to be extremely sensitive due to the special relationship between the Federal
Republic [of Germany] and its Jewish citizens as well as the State of Israel. This material is compiled from German and American
During the term of President George H.W. Bush, the government of Israel made an official, but very secret, request of the
American President. This request was to permit agents of the Mossad, Israeli Foreign Intelligence, to enter the United States
and conduct surveillance operations against various Arab groups residing in that country.
The stated purpose of this surveillance was to permit Israeli early warning of terrorist plots against their country. Permission
for this surveillance was granted with the caveat that the Mossad would have a liaison with the FBI and report any and all
findings to that agency.
However, these conditions were not observed. The Mossad not only did not inform the FBI of any of its findings, it is known
to have engaged in commerce with several groups of Israeli criminals of Russian backgrounds. These groups were engaged in
extensive criminal activities inside the United States, to include the smuggling of the Ecstasy drug. Mossad agents were able
to subvert American criminal investigations through their knowledge of American telephone surveillance of such groups.
It is very evident from surveillance conducted against Mossad agents in the Federal Republic as well as interceptions of
Israeli diplomatic communication from the Federal Republic to Tel Aviv, that the Mossad had successfully penetrated various
extremist Arab groups in both the Federal Republic and the United States.
These investigations disclosed in late May of 2001 that an attack was to be made against certain specified targets in the
American cities of Washington and New York. But it was apparent that the Mossad was not only fully aware of these attacks
well in advance but actually, through their own agents inside the Arab groups, assisted in the planning and the eventual execution
of the attacks.
That the Israeli government was fully aware of these attacks is absolutely certain and proven. Diplomatic traffic between
the Israeli Embassy in the Federal Republic and the Israeli Foreign Office made it very clear that Minister President Sharon
was fully aware
of this pending attack and urgently wished that no attempt was made to prevent the attacks.
Although the Israeli officials were instructed to warn the American intelligence community that some kind of an attack
might be possible, at no time were the specific dates and targets (known at that time to Israeli officials) to be given to
The rationale for this attitude was expressed in a conversation on August 1, 2001, between the Israeli Military Attaché
in the Federal Republic to a member of the Israeli General Staff. There it was stated that Israel believed an attack on the
continental United States would so inflame American public opinion that they would permit Israel to “cleanse”
their state of “Arab terrorists and those who support such terrorists.” This “cleansing” was explained
as the expulsion of all Arabs, and even Christian groups, from the Palestine area.
American intelligence officials have repeatedly expressed great concern in meetings with our people that the Israeli government,
through a company called Amdocs, was able to conduct surveillance of all telephone communications within the United States.
It was categorically stated that this Israeli-based firm was given an American contract with 25 of the largest American telephone
companies. This contract was granted over the objections and concerns of the American intelligence community.
The official reason given for this extraordinary arrangement that permitted Israeli agencies to observe all highly confidential
investigative telephone calls was that the United States had a “special relationship” with the State of Israel
and they had requested this.
The Israeli Political Influence in the United States
It should be noted here that the professional Israeli lobby in America is huge in size and is considered even by our American
colleagues to be a very powerful and entirely dominant factor in American politics.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is the largest foreign lobby in Washington and the fourth most powerful lobby
in the country. Other Israeli groups also include the Anti-Defamation League (from whose national offices, along with the
Israel Trade Mission and the many Israeli Consulates, many Mossad agents were working,) the Jewish Institute for National
Security Affairs and the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.
These groups, in conjunction with Jewish dominated media giants like the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek
Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Time-Warner-AOL and their CNN news network, basically control the dissemination of news in
the United States.
It is therefore almost impossible for any news that would be considered in opposition to Israeli interests to appear before
the American public, although such stories are readily available in most European media.
The Role of the Christian Fundamentalists in American Politics
The so-called “Christian Right” consists of Protestant fundamentalists, where the so-called Pentecostals play
a dominant role. This is a very fanatical and aggressively missionary denomination that believes in a return of a living Christ
to earth and the subsequent elevation of its members to heavenly paradise.
In order for this appearance of Christ to occur, several factors must be in place according to the views of this denomination.
In the first place, a number of Jews must convert to Christianity, and in the second, there must be a rebuilding of the Jewish
temple in Jerusalem. As the site of this temple is now occupied by a major Islamic mosque, it will be necessary to destroy
Starting as an Episcopalian, Bush tried other Protestant denominations before joining the Pentecostals. Apart from U.S.
President Bush and his Attorney General Ashcroft, other members of his administration are members of this denomination, too,
which is the second largest Christian denomination after the Catholic Church. As a considerable
part of the American public sentiment is strongly opposed to religious fanatics, these facts have been kept very quiet.
Bush and his entourage are very strong supporters of the State of Israel because of their belief, that the founding of
this nation is viewed as another requirement for the return of Christ. For this reason, Bush unconditionally supports any
program put forward by the Israeli government and is a devoted follower and supporter of Sharon, the Israeli right wing extremist
Attorney General Ashcroft has stated in a public sermon (he is a lay preacher of the Pentecostal church) that the Muslims
are “agents of the Anti-Christ” and must be destroyed in the so-called “Battle of Armageddon.” According
to the beliefs of fundamentalist Christians, this battle will be fought over Israel’s existence and will lead to the
end of the world and the return of Christ.
It is generally known in Washington that Bush is entirely guided by his religious beliefs and that he has been attempting
repeatedly to force his views onto the American public by means of various disguised programs, such as religious control of
charities, unconditional support of Israel, and so forth.
Summary and Outlook
The terrorist attacks on American targets were fully known to many entities well in advance. The U.S. President was fully
informed as to the
nature and exact time of these attacks.
The U.S. government in general and the U.S. President in specific have become subservient to the wishes and plans of the
Israeli government. As these plans encompass the removal of the Arab population of Israel and adjoining territories, it is
evident that the population of the United States is being pushed into a situation that could easily result in more, and terrible,
attacks on their home country.
In view of this possibility, the U.S. authorities are determined to limit any discussion of the 11 September attacks to
the official version as it appears regularly in the U.S. media.
It also appears from confidential sources that Bush’s plans to attack Iraq are based mainly on a desire on the part
of Israel to remove Saddam Hussein. Tel Aviv views Hussein as a real threat and has already attacked that country before.
There is also evidence that if Hussein is toppled by American military force, the oil resources of Iraq would be put under
the control of a consortium of the American oil interests that so avidly support the Bush Administration.
Pullach, April 5, 2002
Commentary by SPINE Intelligence Expert
The document purports to be from the German Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), which has its headquarters at Pullach,
near Munich. It was released by Gregory Douglas, author of Regicide: The Official Assassination of JFK at a meeting of the
Barnes Review, in Washington DC. The original German document, complete with top secret classification markings and other
details, is enclosed for scrutiny and verification. The document may or may not be genuine. It has not been proven to be a
forgery. If Ambassador Ischinger did not go to Crawford, Texas, on the date named, nor made telephone contact with the President,
then the document may not be truthful. If, on the other hand, Ischinger did telephone President Bush or go to Crawford to
speak with him at the time and date mentioned, then the occasion must have been a matter of extreme urgency. It will be possible
for someone to verify or refute the facts of Ambassador Ischinger's whereabouts. If the document is genuine, it would go far
to explain Germany's reluctance to get involved in the so-called War on Terror, including aggression against the innocent
nations of Iraq and Afghanistan. Germany's public silence could well be explained by concern about the extremely sensitive
relation of Germany to the state of Israel, and by the horrifying implications this document would have for its relation to
its NATO ally, the USA. We offer this document for what it is worth. If anyone can find proof that it is spurious, we welcome
such proof. If not, it must remain as a possibly genuine document with truly devastating implications.
© Copyright Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), TBRNews.org (translated from German), 2002