Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (L) and Paul Bremer (C) join President Bush in the Oval Office, May 6, 2003
Before the plumes of dust from the imploding twin towers settled over Manhattan, “terrorism experts” miraculously materialized. We saw them on the mainstream media, solving the complex riddle for the intelligence agencies like the FBI.
These “analysts” managed to scrutinize, evaluate and deconstruct the whole event. Almost effortlessly they explained the collapsed buildings. Virtually immediately these experts were able to “finger” who orchestrated the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon — even before Building 7 was “pulled.”
Yes, these men were all following the script. Today I will introduce one of them, Paul Bremer.
Lewis Paul Bremer III
In 1983 Ronald Reagan appointed Paul Bremer as Ambassador to the Netherlands, and Ambassador-at-Large for Counter-terrorism in 1986. Bremer retired from the Foreign Service in 1989 and became managing director at Kissinger and Associates.
Paul Bremer (L), Henry Kissenger (C) and President Ford (R), back in 1975
He was appointed Chairman of the National Commission on Terrorism (1999), and towards the end of 2001 he ran Marsh Crisis Consulting — a risk management company to help clients “unlock new opportunities for growth.”
He was appointed to the President’s Homeland Security Council in 2002, then was named Presidential Envoy to Iraq, Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority, 2003. He was known as the governor of Iraq.
He was also a board member of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Akzo Nobel NV, and served on the International Advisory Board of the Komatsu Corporation. Komatsu patented a thermite demolition device, and had been involved in a joint venture agreement with Dresser Industries.
In 1998 the Komatsu-Dresser mining division merged with Halliburton (of Dick Cheney fame). There are a number of people and companies that are so interconnected — many with the Bush family — it boggles the mind. (More here)
I’m not sure when Bremer’s association began with Marsh & McLennan began, but on Wikipedia is states Bremer’s office was in the North Tower. Flight 11 hit the north face of the north tower (WTC 1) between floors 94 and 99 — and these offices occupied by Marsh & McLennan. These are also the floors that had been upgraded for fireproofing shortly before 9/11.
But in an interview with CNN a few days after the September 11 attacks, Bremer stated that their office was located “above where the second aircraft hit.” So was he referring to the South Tower?
I had once read that Bremer had offices in both towers. Researcher, Kevin Ryan writes:
“In fact, on 9/11, Bremer was the CEO of Marsh Political Risk Practice and he had an office in the south tower.”
So how many offices did he have in the twin towers?
What we do know, is that he had 1,700 Marsh & McLennan associates that worked in the WTC towers.
What He Did Not Say on MSNBC
And this makes his interview on the morning of September 11 on MSNBC possibly the most dazzling example of “disassociation” as you can possibly get.
On live television, he points the finger at Bin Laden — but this Counter-terrorist expert NEVER mentions that his office has been hit by the plane — or that possibly both his offices have been hit by two terrorist planes.
But even stranger: he fails to even reflect on what his 1700 Marsh & McLennan associates must be going through. Hundreds have already lost their lives. It is astonishing.
I believe this interview shows us that Bremer had been “put forward” as one of the media’s puppets. There was a script that had to be followed and Bremer was in the zone of fulfilling the task as media messenger.
This is the transcript from the interview with MSNBC:
Host: …You’re a terrorism expert!
Host: …there are limited number of groups who could be responsible for something of this magnitude.
Bremer: Yes, this is a very well planned, very well coordinated attack, which suggests it’s very well organized centrally — in there are only three or four candidates in the world really who could have conducted this attack.
Host 2: Bin Laden comes to mind right away Mr Bremer.
Bremer: Indeed he certainly does. Bin Laden was involved in the first attack on the World Trade Center which had its intention doing exactly what happened here which was to collapse both towers, and he certainly has to be a prime suspect. But there are others in the Middle East and there at least two states Iran and Iraq which should at least remain on the list.
The live interview concludes:
Bremer: …it is a day that will change our lives. … The American Way of life is not threatened by these people unless we threaten it ourselves — if we start throwing away the democratic freedoms in the civil liberties that are at the heart of our society — that’s what they’re after, and that’s what we can’t allowed have happened. And we got to go about our business. People got to move around. I was diverted on a plane this morning as I was trying to get to New York and wound up in Baltimore. In a way I was sort of at least relieved to see business as usual going on among people. We have to go on with our lives…
He fails to mention his office is gone or his fellow associates in trouble.
And while Bremer was talking on MSNBC — his old boss, Henry Kissinger, was on CNN in Germany — with the same script.
It is only days later, on the 14th September, when Bremer is interviewed on CBC, that the reality of his associates hits home. He said:
“…and my company Marsh McLennan had more than 1700 people in the South Tower of the World Trade Center of whom we only can account for a thousand now…”
But he also said:
“…we’re gonna have to take advantage of this outpouring of grief and sympathy, and support we’ve seen in Canada and Europe, to really mobilize a new international approach to terrorism.”
There were many others that day that read the same script — Jerome Hauer for one. But that is another article in itself.
Paul Bremer was handsomely “rewarded” — and was sent off to govern Iraq.
He is remembered for some controversial decisions that were to greatly impact the war, Iraq, and possibly the birth of ISIS. His order to disband the Iraqi army after the invasion and remove members of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath Party from professional positions — alienated tens of thousands of unemployed Sunnis. He was also there most likely to help privatize the country for the victors.
But Bremer is only one the many thousands of executives that profited from the 9-11 attacks and the “war on terror.”
I will be following up shortly with the role of the media and how it helped cover up the crime.
Photo credit: oval office archive.defense.gov/