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Robert Bauval Adds to The "9-11" Mystery

A few days ago writer and sometimes partner of Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, posted a note on Hancock's web site concerning the September 11th attacks and the various "coincidences" around that date. Many of these we had already noted in our own story on the subject, "Who's the Enemy, Really?", but since Bauval added a few new twists to the tale, we decided to reprint the post and include a link to the original.

We have continued to watch with some amusement as Bauval and Hancock continue to parse words and dance around the obvious connections between various Masonic/Templar mysteries and many prominent modern day figures and events. They continue to deny the obvious, refusing to make the same kinds of connections in modern day events that they so willing assert into interpretations of ancient events and historical figures. It is our opinion that neither will ever truly figure out the truth of they have uncovered unless they are willing to think the unthinkable.

Still, some of these recent statements have added useful information to the debate, and for that reason we will continue to cite their work where it is applicable and encourage them to expand the basis of their belief systems.

C'mon guys, you're almost there ...


From: http://www.grahamhancock.com/phorum/read.php?f=1&i=75176&t=75176

SATAN’S CALLING CARD
SEPTEMBER 11: A DATE TO REMEMBER.
By Robert G. Bauval

Time and Place

Historical events are fixed by the time and place they occurred. And this, as we all know, is expressed in a calendar date and the name of location. On face value, this appears obvious enough. After all, I was born on the 5th March 1948 in the city of Alexandria, as officially recorded on my birth certificate. No discussion, period. Ah, but what about much earlier historical events such as, say, the famous battle of Kadesh between the army of Ramses II and the Hittites, as depicted on the pylon walls of the Rameseum near the city of Luxor in Upper Egypt? In this case there are as many ‘dates’ ranging from c.1280 BC to c. 1298 BC depending which textbook you pick up. Even the exact location of this battle is a matter of some contention, and there are disagreement as to whether the battle was a ‘victory’ or a ‘defeat disguised as a victory’ for Ramses II. But there is worse. When it comes to such popular historical events such as, for example, the Biblical Exodus, well, forget it. Historians can’t even agree if it happened at all, let alone give us an exact date or the exact route taken by the Jews. The problem with historical events such as these is that they are ‘dated’ i.e. recorded, on different calendar systems or by the ‘reigns’ of such and such a kings and suchlike methods, presenting a nightmarish confusion for the chronologist. As for the location’s name, that, too, is given in different languages often leading to totally wrong conclusions. Think of the Arc of the Covenant or Noah’s Ark and you’ll get the picture. There is, too, the possibility that certain locations are, in a sense, chosen for symbolic reasons. Think of the terrorist attacks on the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, which were almost certainly masterminded by Ossama Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda organisation. In the minds of the terrorists these bombings were, of course, attacks on the ‘United States’ and thus, in a sense, projected elsewhere to geographical locations either arbitrarily or for strategic convenience. But wait, this surely does not apply to the 11th September attacks on American soil? These attacks were clearly aimed at the United States. Well, yes…and no. Let’s look at this more closely.

Firstly the 11th September of the year 2001 AD (Anno Domini) is based on the Gregorian calendar. For the Islamic calendar this date fell on the 23rd Jumaada Al Thani of the year 1422 A.H. (Anno Hegira); for the Ethiopian calendar it was the 1st Meskerem of the year 7501; in the Coptic (Christian Egyptian) calendar it was the 1st Thout of the year 1725, and according to the Jewish calendar it was the 23rd Elul of the year 5761. Confused? There’s more. The Ethiopian 1st Meskerem and the Coptic 1st Thout are the New Year’s Day for both these calendars. The Ethiopian and Coptic ‘New Year’, in fact, always fall on the 11th September of the Gregorian calendar (except on leap years, where an extra day is added). But check this. In the year 1999 of the Gregorian calendar, the “11th September” marked not only the Coptic and Ethiopian ‘New Year’ and also the Jewish New Year (which fell on 1st Tishri 5760). This is because the Jewish ‘New Year’, which is a bit like the Christian Easter, is not fixed by changes because of the complex way it is determined such as the sighting of the new moon and also that it must not fall on certain days of the week. The Jewish ‘New Year’ can fall anywhere between the first week of September and the first week of October and, statistically, more than often somewhere in the middle like, for example near or on 11th September. The historical roots of all these ancient calendars are to be found mostly in ancient Egyptian going as far back as 3000 BC. The ancient Egyptian civic calendar, probably established in the forth millennium BC, was made up of 12 months of 30 days with each month having 3 ‘weeks’ of ten days called Decans. But to keep up with the (approximate) solar year of 365 days, the Egyptians also added 5 extra or epagomenal days, known as the Birth of the Neters (divine principles or ‘gods’), which included the celebrated mythological couple, Osiris and Isis. The ‘Beginning of the Year’ or New Year’s Day of the Egyptians was marked by the first dawn rising of Sirius, a star sacred to the goddess Isis, which originally occurred on the day of the summer solstice i.e. on the 21st June Gregorian. This special day was called 1st day of the 1st month of Thoth. But because of the ¼ day difference as well as a small variance the sidereal year and the tropical year, this after all man-made calendar slowly ‘drifted’ away from both the heliacal rising of Sirius and the summer solstice, such that by the early Christian times the 1st of the month of Thoth had drifted to the 11th September Gregorian, which is why the Egyptian-Coptic ‘New Year’ i.e. 1st of Thoot, starts on that date.

Fine so far. But what does all this have to have with the 11th September attacks?

Peace Treaty

In September 1999 a long-awaited peace treaty, known as WYE II, was signed between the PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. The signature, which had taken place on the 4th September 1999 at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sham El Sheikh, was, in fact to become officially effective seven days later i.e. on the 11 September 1999. The actual wording on the Wye II treaty reads "This Memorandum will enter into force one week from the date of its signature. Made and signed in Sharm El Sheikh, this Fourth day of September 1999." The WYEE II agreement was so named because it followed the so-called Wye I negotiations that begun on the 9th and 10th September 1993 by an secret exchange of private letters between PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. These letters revealed that the two bitter enemies had, in fact, been engaged for many months in secret negotiations in Oslo, Norway. In Rabin's letter it is confirmed that the PLO, which so far had been unofficially represented in the Palestinian Delegation established under the so-called Madrid formula, was to be recognised by Israel as the only representative of the Palestinian people. Rabin's official recognition, which is dated 10th September 1993, came in reply to a letter from Arafat dated 9th September 1993, in which the PLO also recognised the State of Israel and further pledged to delete certain articles in the old PLO Charter which had denied the existence of Israel. These negotiations ended in the so-called ‘Declaration of Principles’ signed on the 13th September 1993, and finally led to the WYE II peace treaty that came into effect on the 11th September 1999. To many radical Islamic fundamentalists and, to be fair, to many radical Jewish fundamentalists, the peace treaty was seen as a terrible betrayal of the worse possible kind and it probably was the main cause of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. Not surprisingly, many regarded the date of “11th September” as the 'Day of Infamy' when their historical religious cause was finally sold out by Arafat and Barak. Ironically, this ‘Day of Infamy’ also happened to be in the year 1999, when the ‘New Year’ of the Jews and also the ‘New Year’ of the Egyptian Copts fell on the 11th September. The Jewish ‘New Year’ is generally known as Rosh Hashanah (which means ‘Beginning of the Year’), but itt is also called Yom Hadin (the Day of Judgement); Yom Hazikaron (the Day of Memorial) and is thought of as ‘The Day of Penitence’ when starts a period of ‘ten days of penitence’ leading to Yom Kippur (Passover) ‘The Day of Atonement’. But the Jewish ‘New Year’ has a much deeper meaning to orthodox Jews. It is associated to the Messianic Age, and many Jews today actually believe that it will be on that ‘Feast of Trumpets’ that their long awaited Messiah will come and make his appearance on the ‘Temple’ at Jerusalem. This day, it is said, will be the ‘ultimate redemption’ of Israel. Curiously, in recent years fundamental Christians have also associated the 11th September with the Second Coming of Christ, probably to conform with the ‘Rosh Hashanah’ Judaic prophecies but also, apparently, because some believe the true ‘star of Bethlehem’ appeared to the Magi on the 11th September 3 BC in the east, when a bright light was seen at the conjunction of the ‘star of kings’, Regulus, and the ‘planet of kings’, Jupiter, and when the sun, Venus and Mercury were in Virgo.

Pentagon, Pillars and the Temple of Jerusalem

Eerily, the date of September 11 is also actually incorporated in the construction history of the US Pentagon, one of the terrorists’ most coveted targets in 2001. Any self-respecting employees of the US Pentagon will quickly tell you these days that ‘ground breaking’ ceremony took place on 11th September 1941 during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. This ‘dual’ dating tag that is now forever locked in the annals of the US Pentagon is too much of a coincidence to be simply ignored. Could the terrorists have intended to draw attention to the year 1941 or, more specifically, to the year 1941 and something to do with President Roosevelt? But why? Let’s take a closer look. 1941 was, of course, the year that the US entered World War II. September 11, 2001 is an attempt to drawn the United States into a ‘World War III’. So far, there seems to be some ‘sense’ in making this link. But how does President Roosevelt himself fit in this ‘message’? What has Roosevelt got to do with the present PLO-Israeli conflict?

Roosevelt was sworn in on the 4th March 1933 as the 32nd President of the United States. Coincidence would have it that he was also a 32nd Degree Freemason of the Scottish Rite. His Vice-President was Harry Truman, who was a 33rd Degree Freemason. In 1945 Truman became America’s 33rd President. But so what? Surely these are just coincidences? Perhaps; but, perhaps they are not seen as ‘coincidences’ by Anti-Masons and religious fundamentalists in view of what these two man participated in ‘creating’: the modern State of Israel. In this respect, the “32nd and 33rd degrees’ bear a curious relevance to all this. Let us see why.

The Scottish Rite, which belongs to an elite branch of Freemasonry known as the Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree, was founded in 1801 at the city of Charleston in South Carolina. Its origins are obscure, but it is generally agreed by Masonic historians that it started in the 1740s in the city of Bordeaux, France and brought to the American Colonies soon after. The idea was to link the normal or ‘craft’ Freemasonry with the elitist medieval order of the Knights Templar, a powerful political and financial organisation that originally was formed to protect the Holy Land --and especially Jerusalem-- from the Muslims. The Knights Templar, in fact, got their evocative name from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, where had once stood Solomon’s Temple, and where these Christian knights had established their first camp during the Crusades. Jerusalem had been wrenched from the Muslims in the 11th century AD, and was the ‘Kingdom of Jerusalem’ was placed under the protection the Christian knights, mostly Knights Templar, who had sworn solemn oath to protect it. But in 1187 AD the Holy Land was lost again to the Muslims, when the army of Saladin crushed a Knights Templar’s army at the battle of Hattin on the 4th July. The Kingdom of Jerusalem eventually surrendered to Saladin on the 2nd October 1187, and from this time onwards, it remained in Muslim hands until modern times. Not surprising then, the rituals of Scottish rite Freemasonry are Judeo-Christian and those of the top degrees between the 30th and the 33rd are intensely ‘Templar’ in as such as they advocate the symbolic ‘rebuilding’ of the Temple of Solomon. Today, where once stood this much-fantasised Temple of Solomon, are to be seen the Mosque of Omar and the Mosque of Al Aqsa, two very sacred Muslim shrines and where the Prophet Mohamad is beleived to have ascended to heaven. To put it mildly, the Temple Mound in Jerusalem is Islam’s most venerated place, some saying even more sacred than the Kaaba at Makka. By a terrible twist of fate it is also the most haloed place in Judeo-Christian tradition and, mostly, to neo-Templar secret societies such as the Scottish Rite. Central to the Scottish Rite rituals are the so-called Masonic ‘Tracing Boards’, which are usually cloths placed on the floor of the lodge on which can be seen symbols representing the Temple of Solomon, usually two tall pillars, called Jachin and Boaz, and in the centre a five-pointed star, pentagon known as the ‘Blazing Star’. The ‘Blazing Star’ is identified s ‘Lucifer’, but not in the malevolent sense that this name generally has today, but to the classical ‘Lucce-Ferre’ or ‘Morning Star’ of the Romans i.e. Venus, which in the Bible is associated to Messianic events. But it can easily be seen how, to terrorist groups such as Hamas and Al Qaeda, such and elitist and secret society in America might be perceived as ‘Satanic’, hence the crude name allocated by radical Arabs of ‘Great Satan’ to describing the United States and it leaders. But to be fair, all this is not altogether surprising. In 1881, for instance, a huge scam was mounted against the Scottish Rite Freemasons of Charleston by a French author called Leo Taxil, who ‘exposed’ the ‘Satanic’ rituals of this fraternity and named many senior politicians and clerics as being involved. The ‘Leo Taxil Hoax’, as it is know in Masonic circles, caused much bad press for the Masons, and brought a wave of anti-Masonic attacks from the general public and the Church. Now the 32 degree rituals of the Scottish Rite (the 33rd is a title an not a ritual) are said to be related to the 32 Paths of Wisdom of the Sephiroth or Tree of Life found in the Judeo-Christian Kabala. The Kabala is a mystical system of learning or initiation based on the idea that the Holy Scriptures, such as the Torah, the Talmud and the Old Testament, are somehow encoded in the ‘language of God’ the key of which (Kabala) was handed to Moses and passed on to the Jewish sages and Rabbis. Apparently the secrets of the Kabala are in the mystical understanding of the 22 letters of the Jewish alphabet. These letters, which are seen as ‘paths’ or ‘roads’, link up the 10 ‘emanations of God’ that make up the Sephiroth, and thus together make up the 32 Paths. The same idea, interestingly enough, is also found in the modern esoteric Tarot Cards which was invented by a Scottish Rite Freemason, Court de Gebelin. Even more interestingly, the 31th, 32nd and 33rd degrees, which are the most crucial to the ‘rebuilding’ of the Temple of Solomon, also are found in the actual geographical latitudes or parallels that encompass the modern State of Israel. The 32 parallel passes, in fact, just a little south of the city of Jerusalem. It has often been remarked that the ‘Mother Lodge’ of the Scottish rite Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree was fixed at the city of Charleston in South Carolina because the 33rd degree parallel passes almost right through it. Also on some certificates of the Scottish Rite 33rd degree, the actual geographical latitude in degrees of the issuing lodge is given alongside the name and location of the lodge, indicating some sort of mystical connection between this ritual and the geographical location of the lodge. One can easily see, therefore, how radical fundamentalists might perceive the creation of the State of Israel which was encouraged by F.D. Roosevelt and ‘recognised’ in the 14th May 1948 by Harry Truman.

Many ‘Founding Fathers’ of the United States were, in fact, Freemasons. A year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, Benjamin Franklin, the most famous of the signatories, was sent to Paris to obtain funds and military support for the American War of Independence against the British. Franklin, too, was a Freemason, and he immediately joined the famous and very influential Nine sisters Lodge in Paris. Also members of this lodge are said to have been the famous hero the marquis de Lafayette, the future US President Thomas Jefferson, and the future leaders of the French Revolution, Danton and Marat. Also at the Nine Sisters lodge were registered the inventor of the Tarot cards Court de Gebelin, the celebrated astronomer, Gerome de Lalande, and the mathematician, Gaspard Monge. Interestingly, the last two were largely responsible for the creation of a new ‘Republican’ calendar based on 12 months of 30 days, with each months divided into three ‘decanis’ or ‘weeks’ of ten day, giving a total of 360 days. Five extra days, known as the ‘5 days of virtues’, were then added to make up 365 days of the solar year. This calendar was almost certainly based on the ancient Egyptian prototype and was probably masterminded at the Nine Sisters lodge. It was at that time that Court de Gebelin made the link between the ‘Blazing Star’ of the Freemasons with the five-pointed star symbol of Sirius, the ‘star of Isis’ (on which the original ancient Egyptian calendar was based). More intriguing, Court de Gebelin identified this star to the Tarot card No. 17, known as ‘The Star’, which depicts a woman wearing a large star on her head. Court de Gebelin, as well as other scholars at the time, knew very that at the Egyptian calendar had originally been fixed on the first dawn rising of Sirius i.e. the ancient Egyptian ‘New Year’, which takes place at the summer solstice, 21 June on the Gregorian calendar. But at the time of Gebelin’s ‘discovery’, the Gregorian calendar had only recently been introduced to replace the old Julian calendar established by Julius Caesar in 46 BC. The conversion of the Julian calendar into the Gregorian calendar had, in fact, been imposed by Pope Gregory XII in 1582 but had not been adopted until 1752 in the American colonies. According to the old Julian calendar the 21 June was no longer the summer solstice but, instead, fell on the 4th July of the new Gregorian calendar. It was then customary during those early transitory years of the two calendars to include both the Julian and the Gregorian date on official documents. Interestingly, Freemasons consider their own ‘New Year’ to begin at the summer solstice, which in the old Julian calendar would be the ‘4th July’. Was the Declaration of Independence signed on that date for ‘Masonic’ reasons? Who knows.

Shangri La
It has been seriously suggested by the US Pentagon that one of the aborted targets of the 11th September 2001 attacks may have been Camp David, in Maryland. ‘Camp David’ is, to say the least, very evocative of ‘Camp Temple Solomon’ of the original Knights Templar. And to the Arabs ‘Camp David’ is, above all else, the place where the Egyptian President. Anwar Al Sadat, signed the first peace treaty with Israel with Prime Minister Menahim Begin on the 17th September 1978. The original name of Camp David was, in fact, Shangri La, and was first established by President F.D. Roosevelt in 1941-2. It was subsequently renamed ‘Camp David’ during the administration of President Eisenhower in 1953, apparently after his grandson, David Eisenhower. Camp David is the traditional place of retreat of US presidents since F.D. Roosevelt created the ‘camp’ and where many of had come to ‘see the whole world very clearly during times of conflict and strife.’ To Arab and especially Egyptian fundamentalists, however, Camp David is thought of as the place where Sadat ‘betrayed’ the Muslim people. So much was Sadat’s action vilified by the fundamentalists, that it caused him his life in 1981. Camp David was, quite obviously, a very hot target for 11th September terrorists.

But could there have been an undetected ‘fifth’ target other than the twin towers of the WTC, the Pentagon and the aborted Camp David targets? And if so, what would the terrorists have selected? Again, we must resort to the same symbolic ‘language’ made up from the strange Kabalistic-Judeo-Christian-Templar brew that appears to be the trade mark of the 11th September attacks.

The Woman with the Star

We have seen how the so-called 32 Paths or ‘degrees’ of enlightenment were associated with the ‘rebuilding’ of ‘Solomon’s Temple’ as well as with the idea of the Masonic ‘Blazing Star’ or pentagon. We have seen how this ‘star’ was also linked to the Egyptian five-pointed symbol of Sirius, especially in the Tarot card called the ‘Star’ and represented by a woman wearing a seven-pointed star on her head. Often the Kabalistic Sephiroth or Tree of Life, with it’s distinct 22 ‘paths’ and 10 ‘emanations’ is also shown next to the woman with the star. ‘The Star’ is card numbered 17 and is preceded by cards 16, known as ‘The Tower’, and then card 15 known as ‘The Devil’. ‘The Tower’ card, which is thus in the middle of this series, depicts a gruesome scene showing a very tall building whose top part has been struck by lightning and has caught fire, and with people falling off the building. Often next to this burning tower is shown the Sephiroth. Card 15, ‘The Devil’, shown the ‘goat of Mendes’ (Satan) fronted by a five-pointed star or pentagon. In view of the striking imagery of these series of Tarot cards to the actual targets of 11th September, as well as the connection of the Tarot to the Scottish Rite, we cannot be blamed to wonder if the terrorists had the Tarot in mind when they planned the attacks? For when we project these Tarot images on the actual geographical landscape of the 11th September attacks, we can easily identify two of the target areas: the ‘Tower’ with the WTC, and the ‘Pentagon’ (Devil), the latter the ‘Great Satan’ of the terrorists, with the US Pentagon. But if we are reading this grusome ‘message’ correctly, there should also be the ‘women with the star’ in this scheme, and more precisely somewhere on the ‘other side’ of the WTC towers. And when we look for her, there she is: the Statue of Liberty, a ‘women’ wearing a tiara or crown in the form of a ‘star’. Less known to the general public is that the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was placed in a solemn ceremony in 1884 organised by the Masonic lodges of New York. Again, if we are reading the ‘message’ correctly, there should be some association between the Statue of Liberty and the ‘Blazing Star’ or Tarot ‘Star’. We recall that the latter were identified to Sirius, the star sacred to the Egyptian goddess Isis. But how could there possibly be a connection with this Egyptian icon and the Statue of Liberty? Odd enough, there is. For the Statue of Liberty, which was designed by the French sculptor Bartholdi and actually built by the French Engineer, Gustave Eiffel (both well-known Freemasons), was not originally a ‘Statue of Liberty’ at all, but first planned by Bartholdi for the opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt in 1867. Bartholdi, like many French Freemasons of his time, was deeply steeped in ‘Egyptian’ rituals, and it has often been said that he conceived the original statue as an effigy of the goddess Isis, and only later converted it to a ‘Statue of Liberty’ for New York harbour when it was rejected for the Suez Canal. The ‘star’ on the head of the Statue of Liberty might, therefore, be seen as the star of Isis, Sirius, who rising marked the ‘New Year’ of the ancient Egyptian calender and which now had ‘drifted’ to the “11th September” of the Coptic-Egyptian calendar …and by a fluke of destiny to the ‘Date of Infamy’ of PLO-Israeli peace treaty when it coincided with the Jewish and Coptic ‘New Years’. Bearing in mind that Anwar Al Sadat was attempting to bring together the three major religion, Islam, Christianity (Copts) and Judaism, this date now takes a particular sinister meaning in the wake of the terrible 11th September attacks.

But could the terrorists have known all this? Mystical Kabala has been practiced by Muslim mystics for centuries. As for Knights Templar mysticism, these are said to have originally derived from the contact of the Christian knights with Muslim sages and Sufi mystics during the Crudades and even after. In short, for any self-respecting Muslim mystic like many found in organisation such as Al Qaeda, all this is, quite clearly, is kids’ stuff.

The question is: who’s talking to whom?…

Far fetched? But so was the 11th September attack.

Only ‘Time’ will tell.




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