Ali Mohamed: The Missing Link Of The 9/11 Attacks And The Revival Of Nationalism In Europe

By Theodore Shoebat

The one event that really marks the beginning of the international nationalist phenomena that we have been witnessing is 9/11. 9/11 quickly led the US to commence its invasion of Iraq; this invasion had a ripple effect, causing instability throughout the Middle East, and this chaos, inevitably, caused a wave of migrations from the Middle East to Europe. The migrations would bring about the ugly side of humanity — tribalism — in the form of European ultranationalism. This accumulated for years, and reached its high point in the 2015 Migrant Crises which would be used as the main narrative that would serve major political victories for various nationalist and racialist parties in European parliaments. In other words, America’s intervention sparked horrendous violence in the Middle East, forcing people to leave their homes and head towards Europe where their presence would be used as efficient propaganda fodder for political parties who would — in an otherwise normal situation — be considered marginal, insignificant or fringe. This is not going to be an essay on 9/11, the Iraq War or the Migrant Crises; rather, this is going to be an essay on the bigger picture, as to how these very significant events helped to empower diabolical forces in Europe, possessing the nations for the cause of fascism, militarism and tribalist hysteria.  This is an essay that will go further into our inquiry on the crumbling of the world order that we have become so accustomed to, and the return towards the fascism, radicalism and tribalism of the first half of the 20th century.

In our last article on the subject of the fall of the current world order, we discussed NATO arming and training of the Mujahideen and this policy connected with NATO’s destruction of Yugoslavia. In this present essay we will discuss Ali Mohamed, an Egyptian-American operative who who worked for the FBI (Ali Mohamed served as an informant for the FBI who got from Mohamed its first known comprehensive briefing on al Qaeda all the way back in 1993), the CIA, and the US Special Forces all the while exerting his efforts for a global jihad in his training of Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group who would conduct the 9/11 Attacks, the watershed moment that would act as a catalyst towards the Iraq Invasion, that conflict that would help to bring about the Migrant Crisis. After Ramzi Yousef, Peter Lance calls Ali Mohamed “the greatest enigma in the war on terror.” This description is very fitting, given that such a high ranking terrorist was also a high ranking American soldier who was very deep within the US security apparatus. 

Our investigation begins with Ali Mohamed, the main trainer for Al-Qaeda. Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1952, Mohamed followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Egyptian military, eventually working his way through the ranks and becoming a major in Egypt’s special forces. He would serve as a bodyguard for Egyptian diplomats in other countries and partook in joint training sessions with American troops in Egypt and the US. During his service in the Egyptian military, Mohamed secretly joined the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a fanatical group that was behind the murder of Anwar Sadat in 1981. But Mohamed escaped investigation because he just so happened to be in Fort Brag at the time on an officer exchange program. He was eventually dismissed from the Egyptian military for his excessive fundamentalism.

Ali Mohamed

In 1985, Mohamed went to the United States. In 1986 Mohamed reconnected with the US Army and got a position as an Army supply sergeant and occasional lecturer on Mideast culture at the U.S. Army’s special-warfare school in Fort Bragg, where he had studied earlier as an Egyptian soldier. He was active in the US military until 1989. But was very operational within the CIA, acting as a third party between the CIA and the Afghan Mujahideen. His Muslim friends in California knew about the work Mohamed was doing for the CIA. Ali Zaki, a San Jose, Calif., obstetrician who was close to Mohamed, recounted:  “Everyone in the community knew he was working as a liaison between the CIA and the Afghan cause, and everyone was sympathetic”. Muslims in California were not shocked to see that Mohamed was in the state with Ayman Zawahri (one of the masterminds behind the 9/11 Attacks) during a fund-raising tour in the early 1990s. Zawahri even managed to get Mohamed a position within Egypt Air, where he studied all the air piracy counterterrorism measures.

In boxes filled with notes and materials confiscated by authorities from an Islamic fanatic named El Sayyid Nosair after he murdered zionist radical, Meir Kahane, there was found instruction manuals for terrorists. In these materials one saw the network which Ali Mohamed was a part of. These training manuals were from Fort Bragg, some of them were in Arabic, and all of them came from Ali Mohamed. As Peter Lance explained:

“He used to come up weekends from Fort Bragg, and he would bring top-secret—I have like 30 pages of heretofore classified documents in the book. And he would bring these top-secret memos from Fort Bragg, and he’d give them to Nosair. They found them the night after the rabbi’s murder in Nosair’s apartment.”

But, this material was not used against Mohamed; rather they were solely used in the prosecution of Nosair, who was part of a local group inspired by Sheik Omar  and was closely connected to the al Kifah Refugee Center in Brooklyn, which would be used as the main recruiting center for Islamic terrorists in the United States and which at one point was used by the US as a conduit to support the Afghan Mujahideen.

El-Sayyid A. Nosair,

American investigators would have found out that Mohamed was in this same circle of jihadists. But they didn’t. Instead, Mohamed was free to go right into the heart of al-Qaeda to train terrorists. In 1991, a request came to the al-Kifah Center for Mohamed to travel to Sudan to assist Osama bin Laden in setting up a base of operations there. He obliged. A year later Mohamed went to Afghanistan to train al-Qaeda operatives in the tasks of intelligence, military tactics and explosives. But Mohamed’s activities would have far-reaching effects in American society.

In 1989, the FBI, through a secret surveillance camera, spotted five young Arab men shooting targets at a rifle range. The FBI, according to the Wall Street Journal, “wrote them off as harmless zealots, fired up to help the mujahideen fighting the Soviet puppet government in Afghanistan.” All five of these men were later convicted on conspiracy charges in connection to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and its aftermath. Mohamed succeeded in infiltrating the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, from 1987 to 1989, while training the terrorists who blew up the World Trade Center in 1993. This is the school where Delta Force and Green Berets are trained. How Mohamed was able to gain entry into this high level military school still remains an enigma. In the words of Peter Lance:

“But in any event, he ends up at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, which is the heart of the advanced training for Delta Force and the Greet Berets. And his CO, Colonel Anderson, told us, he said it would be easier to win the power ball lottery than to be in the unit that murdered Anwar Sadat and get past the watch list and end up at the SWC, they call it.”

And its not as though Fort Bragg did not know that Ali Mohamed had terrorist ties. Officials at Fort Bragg knew very well that Mohamed had jihadist sympathies. As Lance explains:

“key officials at Bragg were aware of Ali Mohamed’s openly jihadist views. They even used him in a training video, in which Ali declared (with chilling confidence) that it was the duty of all Muslims to change countries with secular governments into Islamic regimes.

“It’s an obligation,” said Ali on the training tape, “it’s not a choice.””

Mohamed worked as an informant for the the FBI in the early 1990’s, interacting with top federal prosecutors and Special Agents. All the while he trained the cell responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and “Day of Terror” plots.

Ali Mohamed also coordinated the US embassy attacks in Africa in which 224 people were killed. He surveilled the embassies that Osama bin Laden wanted bombed and made sure that his demands were made with precision. 

Ali Mohamed was successful in training al-Qaeda while simultaneously working under the US government. While he ran a computer consulting firm from his home in Silicon Valley, he was also traveling to Afghanistan and the Sudan to train Al-Qaeda in bomb-making and assassination. In an interview, Peter Lance explained in regards to Mohamed: “mysteriously he was able to get past the U.S. watch list. And one of his former CO at Fort Bragg told me he believed that he had had help from the CIA getting into America.”

It was this training of al-Qaeda that would help lead to the 9/11 attacks. In the words of journalist Peter Lance:

“In the years leading to the 9/11 attacks, no single agent of al Qaeda was more successful in compromising the U.S. intelligence community than a former Egyptian army captain turned CIA operative, Special Forces advisor, and FBI informant named Ali Mohamed.” 

Ali Mohamed even had a personal meeting with Patrick Fitzgerald, Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, in 1996, in which Mohamed told him that he was ready to direct an attack on the United States; that he “loved” bin Laden and “believe[d] in him.”  As Peter Lance explained in an interview with Amy Goodmen:

“Patrick Fitzgerald himself had a meeting with Ali Mohamed, face to face, in Sacramento in October, at which point Ali said to him—and by the way, at this point Ali Mohamed is a naturalized U.S. citizen, an Army veteran getting a pension, you know, from the U.S. Army—he said to Patrick Fitzgerald across the table, “I love bin Laden. I do not need a fatwa to attack America. I have a number of sleepers who I can make operational like that.”

After the meeting, Fitzgerald turned to Jack Cloonan, the principal agent who was at the meeting, and said: “That is the most dangerous man I have ever met. We cannot leave him on the street.”  But yet they did. Ali was allowed to remain free for another 10 months. It was only a month after the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Africa (a plot that Ali had been perfecting since 1993) to arrest him.

Not only was Ali Mohamed involved in training the 1993 World Trade Center terrorists, but he also in the meantime avoided arrest while working as an FBI informant and smuggling Osama bin Laden in and out of Afghanistan, and writing the Al-Qaeda terrorist manual. Ali Mohamed’s training of al-Qaeda would pave way to the 9/11 attacks…

“US scrambling to establish a link between Iraq and Al Qaida is so far frankly unconvincing…We are still left with a problem of bringing public opinion to accept the imminence of a threat from Iraq…Regime change does not stack up. It sounds like a grudge between Bush and Saddam.” — Downing Street memo, 2002

Officials within the US government were trying to make the link between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks, to no avail. Nonetheless, the American people overwhelmingly supported the invasion of Iraq. The anger surrounding 9/11 had served its purpose to of gaining the support of the populace. But this support was based on anger, and not reality; for on September 21st, 2001, Bush was told by the intel community that there was no evidence linking Saddam to 9/11 (but the public was not told this fact until November 22, 2005). The anger had served its purpose, and the train of destruction was already set. The Iraq War would spark a horrendous migrant crisis. According to the Wall Street Journal: “At the end of 2014, there were almost 4 million refugees and internally displaced people.”

What this migrant crisis would spark was a revival of European nationalism which we saw in Britain with Brexit; in the Netherlands with the Freedom Party and the eugenist and nationalist Forum for Democracy; in Germany with the rise of the Alternative fur Deutschland Party (AfD) and a vicious nationalism amongst the populace; in Italy with the rise of Matteo Salvini; in Hungary with Victor Orban. The migrant crisis made nationalism a new normal in Europe again. And this can be traced all the way back to the Iraq War which was supported based on a false belief that 9/11 had something to do with Saddam Hussein. 9/11 was done by al-Qaeda, and al-Qaeda was trained by Ali Mohamed, a terrorist who was working within the deepest realms of the American security apparatus, right in there with the FBI, the CIA and the United States Special Forces. It is quite fascinating that the revival of nationalism in Europe — which is really revival of eugenics, tribalism and racialism — is linked to 9/11 which was helped caused by someone deep within the US military, the CIA and the FBI.