Guest: Len Bracken
- the author of one of the first widely distributed books published in
the United States suggesting the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. Shadow Government: 9-11 and State Terror
—reviewed in the Village Voice, September 2002
the “state-terror thesis” and describes the event as an “indirect
defensive attack,” developing the offensive-defensive theory of
terrorism created by Guy Debord and Gianfranco Sanguinetti.
Len Bracken is
the author of the first biography in any language on Debord and has
translated a book by Sanguinetti. The kamikaze-style 9/11 attacks, according
to Bracken, must always be seen in connection with the
anthrax-poisoned letters as interlocking stratagems by the established
power designed to gain more power and as a pretext for going on the
offensive. Bracken is also the author of a general theory of civil war
and of a chronology on the strategy of tension in Italy (
Len is a contributor to the new academic-truther book The Dual State: Parapolitics, Carl Schmitt and the National Security Complex
edited by last Tuesday's guest Eric Wilson
. Len's essay, entitled "Schmitt, Ergenekon and the Neocons," points out that that the neocon 9/11 suspects may have succeeded in the USA, but they failed two years later in Turkey. The neocons (Wolfowitz, Perle, etc.) incited and and orchestrated a "Turkish 9/11" in which fascist/Gladio elements in the Turkish deep state would stage 9/11-style terrorist attacks on Turkish monuments, along with a fake plane shootdown, and seize total power under a Turkish version of the Patriot Act. They were foiled by the Turkish National Police - check out my conversations with the Turkish equivalent of FBI Director and a leading Turkish parliamentarian conducted in Turkey's magnificent national capitol building in Ankara!
Len Bracken writes:
(Operation) Sledgehammer coincided with the beginning of the Iraq War that had been long sought by members of the U.S. neoconservative network who were uniformly pro-Israeli and disfavored the Islamic orientation of (Turkey's Islamist President) Erdogan and the AKP. Turkish public opinion was against the U.S. war with Iraq, and this opposition was reflected in a parliamentary vote disallowing the United States to use Turkey to open another front in the war.