By Pat Shannan
On September 10, 2001, President George W. Bush’s secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, held a press conference to announce that over $2.3T in Pentagon funds were missing and could not be found. The inspector general later confirmed that, in fact, the Pentagon never accounts for 25% of what it spends.
The next day’s attacks in New York and Washington were enough of a distraction for the scandal surrounding the missing funds to be largely ignored. Rumsfeld’s subsequent report claimed the explosion at the Pentagon had conveniently destroyed the tracking records of the missing funds. Thus, the matter was effectively swept under the pile of debris.
The comptroller of the Pentagon at the time—and thus the chief financial officer overseeing the Pentagon’s affairs—was a Bush appointee, Dov S. Zakheim, who is now, in 2012, a top foreign policy adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
What commands attention are Zakheim’s personal and corporate affiliations leading up to the missing Pentagon trillions and the 9-11 atrocities.
An ordained rabbi since 1973, Zakheim is a member of the influential Council on Foreign Relations, and long identified as a hard-line supporter of Israel, evidenced, among other things, by his association with the neoconservative Project for the New American Century (PNAC). Zakheim was among those who signed off on a PNAC position paper, entitled Rebuilding America’s Defenses that called for “a New Pearl Harbor” to set the stage for U.S. adventurism in the Middle East and around the globe.
In 2004, independent 9-11 researchers Nick Kollerstromand and Jim Fetzer were threatened by Zakheim’s lawyers for reporting that Zakheim, an executive with the System Planning Corporation (SPC), specializing in electronic warfare technology, was a likely key figure in the 9-11 attacks because of SPC access as well as its development of equipment capable of remotely-controlling aircraft. While the insightful articles were removed from the “Truthseeker” website, the information, never disproved, can still be found on the Internet.
According to reports, “This highly sophisticated war-game technology allows the control of several ‘drones’ from a remote location, on varying frequencies, and has a range of several hundred miles and can be used on many different types of aircraft, including large passenger jets.”
Whatever an investigation of Zakheim might have proven, the fact remains that Romney’s campaign is being ramrodded by this controversial figure who was a suspect in the Pentagon’s missing trillions as well a person-of-interest in the 9-11 false-flag attacks.
Pat Shannan is an AFP contributing editor and the author of several best-selling videos and books.