General Ivashov: “International terrorism does not exist”
General Leonid Ivashov – www.voltairenet.org
If we analyze what happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States, we can arrive at the following conclusions:
1. The organizers of those attacks were the political and business
circles interested in destabilizing the world order and who had the
means necessary to finance the operation. The political conception of
this action matured there where tensions emerged in the administration
of financial and other types of resources. We have to look for the
reasons of the attacks in the coincidence of interests of the big
capital at global and transnational levels, in the circles that were
not satisfied with the rhythm of the globalization process or its
direction. Unlike traditional wars, whose conception is determined by
generals and politicians, the oligarchs and politicians submitted to
the former were the ones who did it this time.
2. Only secret services and their current chiefs – or those retired
but still having influence inside the state organizations – have the
ability to plan, organize and conduct an operation of such magnitude.
Generally, secret services create, finance and control extremist
organizations. Without the support of secret services, these
organizations cannot exist – let alone carry out operations of such
magnitude inside countries so well protected. Planning and carrying out
an operation on this scale is extremely complex.
3. Osama bin Laden and “Al Qaeda” cannot be the organizers nor the
performers of the September 11 attacks. They do not have the necessary
organization, resources or leaders. Thus, a team of professionals had
to be created and the Arab kamikazes are just extras to mask the
The September 11 operation modified the course of events in the world
in the direction chosen by transnational mafias and international
oligarchs; that is, those who hope to control the planet’s natural
resources, the world information network and the financial flows. This
operation also favored the US economic and political elite that also
seeks world dominance.
The use of the term “international terrorism” has the following goals:
Hiding the real objectives of the forces deployed all over the world in the struggle for dominance and control;
Turning the people’s demands to a struggle of undefined goals against an invisible enemy;
Destroying basic international norms and changing concepts
such as: aggression, state terror, dictatorship or movement of national
Depriving peoples of their legitimate right to fight against
aggressions and to reject the work of foreign intelligence services;
Establishing the principle of renunciation to national interests,
transforming objectives in the military field by giving priority to the
war on terror, violating the logic of military alliances to the
detriment of a joint defense and to favor the anti-terrorist coalition;
Solving economic problems through a tough military rule using the war on terror as a pretext.
General Ivashov with journalist Christopher Bollyn.
General Leonid Ivashov
is the vice-president of the Academy on geopolitical affairs. He was
the chief of the department for General affairs in the Soviet Union’s
ministry of Defense, secretary of the Council of defense ministers of
the Community of independant states (CIS), chief of the Military
cooperation department at the Russian federation’s Ministry of defense
and Joint chief of staff of the Russian armies.
Last updated 27/01/2006
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