John Le Carré and 9/11 Truth: Skewering the Criminal State

We do need a revolution, and it looks like John Le Carré and his protagonists will be joining it.


by Kevin Barrett



“The reaction to 9/11 is beyond anything Osama bin Laden could have hoped for in his nastiest dreams. As in McCarthy times, the freedoms that have made America the envy of the world are being systematically eroded.” John le Carré, “The United States of America Has Gone Mad” 1/15/2003

Massive Cover up and Links to Mossad

Has spy novelist John le Carré, the nom de plume of ex-MI6 agent David Cornwall, ever suspected there’s a method in the post-9/11 madness? Does he know that 9/11 achieved everything the neoconservatives were calling for when they demanded a “New Pearl Harbor” in Rebuilding America’s Defenses – published exactly one year before 9/11? Has he heard of World Trade Center Building 7? Has he noticed that 9/11 itself, and the weaponized anthrax follow-up, was indeed beyond anything Bin Laden could have hoped for in his nastiest dreams – that indeed Bin Laden and his network did not have the means to pull off anything remotely like 9/11, as top Arab political analyst Mohammed Heikal noted shortly after the event? Has he looked at evidence of a massive cover-up, and the tie-ins to Mossad-linked organized crime, including the Russian-Israeli mob?

I cannot find any evidence that Le Carré has publicly questioned the official story of 9/11. But his latest novel, Our Kind of Traitor, examines the seismic power shift – the takeover of the state by an organized crime network dominating the financial sector – of which the 9/11 inside job was a symptom.

The novel opens with the protagonist, a university literature teacher, livid about the 9/11 wars and post-9/11 assaults on freedom, snarling “We need a revolution.” The rest of the novel bears that statement out.


Le Carré dishes up a contemporary version of the classic Cold War plot in which British and/or American intelligence agents snatch a Russian defector in hopes of whisking him to safety and a new life, while garnering a treasure trove of crucial information that will save the free world from perdition. In the new, post-9/11 version, the Russian defector is actually a Russian mob defector: the world’s biggest money launderer, ready to rat out the seven mobster oligarchs to save his life. And instead of communists like Kim Philby infiltrating the free world’s intelligence services and complicating the defector-snatch operation, Le Carré paints the corrupt financier kingpins of the City of London and the rest of the global big banking sector as today’s bad guys and infil-traitors. (In this, he apparently agrees with Occupy protestors as well as 9/11 truthers.)

Mike Ruppert, who along with Alex Jones dominated the early 9/11 truth movement, noted that 9/11 was orchestrated by corrupt, money-laundering elements at the top of the US-UK-Israeli financial sector. Webster Tarpley places those elements squarely at the center of the City of London. Wayne Madsen highlights the role of the Russian-Israeli mob, which according to FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was employed to finance the 9/11 operation by Bush Administration neocons Richard Perle and Douglas Feith, by way of mob fronts called the American Turkish Council and the American Azerbaijan Council. Christopher Bollyn has linked 9/11 to many specific Zionist mob players in the US, mainly New York and Chicago. And Jeff Gates shows us the big picture: A trans-generational mafia, the biggest and baddest organized crime ring on the planet, that created the state of Israel as its main base of operations, and arranged 9/11 as a kind of global coup d’état.

While acknowledging that a coup has occurred, and the mob-linked financiers have taken over, Le Carré goes out of his way to eschew any Jewish or Zionist connections to the Russian mobsters he depicts. In this, one might say he protests too much, especially when he has his protagonist wonder whether the Russian money launderer he meets might be Jewish, only to be set straight by the crucifix the mobster’s wife wears around her neck. In the real world, where six of the seven biggest Russian criminal oligarchs are Jews with connections to Israel and Zionism, it would more likely be a Star of David.


Le Carré does offer one apparent reference to the famous “put options” of 9/11, in which unidentified investors made billions by betting against United and American Airlines as well as Morgan Stanley and other big World Trade Center tenants. (The 9/11 Commission told us not to worry, because it wasn’t al-Qaeda that bought the put options; and besides, the question of who financed 9/11, i.e. who is really responsible for the worst crime in history, is “of little practical significance.”) Le Carré has his Russian mobster confess to having been given inside information before the Mumbai “Muslim terrorist attack,” which led him to divest himself of his Mumbai holdings, buy them back after the price-crash following the attack, and make a ten million dollar profit. Buzzy Krongard, eat your heart out!

Despite his studious avoidance of the connection between Zionism and organized crime’s takeover of the West, and his failure to directly question 9/11, Le Carré’s depiction of moral people confronting a terminally corrupt power structure rings true in other respects. A fine, righteous anger with prophetic echoes shines through his understated prose. By ending his book with an actual Observer news article entitled “Drug Money Saved Banks in Global Crisis, Says UN Advisor,” Le Carré underscores the obvious: Our Kind of Traitor is not just a first-rate spy novel, but also an audacious bit of social criticism.

We do need a revolution, and it looks like John Le Carré and his protagonists will be joining it.


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20 Responses to "John Le Carré and 9/11 Truth: Skewering the Criminal State"

  1. Ross  November 3, 2011 at 3:22 am

    We should not be alotting any race or religion the blame for this catastrophe.This lust for power without accountability exists in us all.The US Constitution has been ignored since it says that only Congress should have the power to utter new currency.This is the prime reason for this debacle.Private Corporations will never act in with intentions to further the common good.

    Humans like apes are used to being disciplined by nature.When human inventions negated the discipline of nature,we were left to our own devices of decay.Eternal vigilance is the way.

  2. DaveL  November 2, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    This is beyond desperate, that is just damn hilarious. Hopefully I can get a subscription to the Daily Cartoon for Christmas.

  3. rgalton  November 2, 2011 at 5:49 am

    There is no doubt that “they” are starting to panic about the ever increasing awakening regarding 9/11. In the Daily Mail today (a national newspaper in the UK) another desperate attempt to obfuscate, no doubt put in under orders, the apparent discovery of some new and remarkable footage of WTC7, which actually shows a fire on just part of one floor if looked at carefully:

  4. Peter  November 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    The title of this new LeCarre book, “Our kind of Traitor” hints at the duplicitous nature of “6”. The old “double cross”, which has for many represented the essence of the Union Jack flag.
    Le Carre’s novels have always wallowed in self pity vis a vis the moral degeneracy of their spy craft trade. So again with this title “our kind of traitor”, Le Carre wallows in a self admission of moral depravity since traitors are viewed as a despicable lot oftentimes executed in times of war.
    He is admitting, “they” are the lowest criminals on the food chain “they” are as bad as liars , thieves and murderers. Their success is when they turn their enemies into the same type of depraved psychopathic crimnals, which defines them, then they have succeeded.
    Our task is thusly to NOT become what they are. We must always take the highest moral road. Consequently, they cannot say “our type of traitor” because that justifies their depraved moral actions. If we become like them then all bets are off and we descend into hell with them.

  5. Bob  October 31, 2011 at 7:21 pm


  6. Kevin Barrett  October 31, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Why the history lesson? Why no discussion of the literary aspects of the book – characters, mise-en-scène, dialogue, nicely woven story line, the theme of betrayal (everybody in the book is somebody’s kind of traitor) etc. etc.? My hope is that Le Carré fans, and maybe the master himself, will stumble on this review and learn something important about the real world.

  7. Gordon Duff  October 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    great history lesson

  8. Gordon Duff  October 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    good guess

  9. Peter  October 31, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Perhaps Bob, our definition of Hegelian dialectics is not the same. I will give you mine: “the art or processs where contradictions are uncovered and then, SYNTHETICALLY resolved”
    I do not think we should get hung up on these slight technicalities. My point is, “6” as you so artfully call these fiendishly diabolical “Bullshitters” (to use a more plebian phrase for Hegelian Dialecticians) can and do engage in smoke and mirrors(playing both sides, in many many disputes,( North /South Ireland, Pakistan /India, Palestine/ Israel to name but a few) against the middle. Which to me, is a divide and conquer strategy designed to inflict maximum damage to the disputing parties who are seen as competition to and enemies of the crown (City of London).
    The criminal state is predatory. It practices a lethal social Darwinism
    ***And Jeff Gates shows us the big picture: A trans-generational mafia, the biggest and baddest organized crime ring on the planet, that created the state of Israel as its main base of operations, and arranged 9/11 as a kind of global coup d’état***
    6, are just their point men.

  10. AS  October 31, 2011 at 11:24 am

    as far as I know MI6 took pat in 911 as well, the zionist section of it, like the french and the german, zioniste section so la tete Carré n’a pas perdu le nord, if you see what I mean he will never acknoweldge the reality of this life, he is selling stories for kids an he thinks that 911 is another one

  11. tom bartron  October 31, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Hi Brian:
    What E-mail address?
    I am living in Penzance a stone’s throw from David (John).
    Would like to communicate with a fellow Official Secrets Act signee.
    Should David undertake such a honor.
    9/11 Historian

  12. Edward Rynearson  October 31, 2011 at 10:23 am

    August 12, 2009 – 850 KOA News Radio

    Dr. Kevin Barrett, Ph.D. joined Rick Barber of 850 KOA News Radio (Denver) to discuss why the War on Terror is one big lie. Barrett is the author of Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters.

  13. kikz  October 31, 2011 at 6:59 am

    quite possibly the crucifix was symbolic of a few things… once upon a time ‘forced conversion’ and its ultimate reuse as ‘deep cover’. think kol nidre. and/or acknowledgment of the vatican’s complicity in crime.

  14. Derek  October 31, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Brilliant article again Dr Barrett

  15. Albury Smith  October 31, 2011 at 5:42 am

    No one “demanded a ‘New Pearl Harbor’ in Rebuilding America’s Defenses,” and both mentions of one were in connection to developing new military weapons that can’t be funded now because of US costs in Afghanistan and Iraq. Regardless of the level of destruction on 9/11, having the “means” to hijack and crash 4 planes in 2001 was not all that remarkable. Osama also had the means after escaping to Pakistan to deny his and al Qaeda’s involvement in the 9/11 attacks, and went more than 9 years without doing it. That’s rather odd behavior from someone with his family’s wealth and influence, considering the fact that the world’s most powerful military wanted him dead or alive.

  16. Peter  October 30, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Have always been a fan of LeCarre. However… British Intel makes an art of playing both sides against the middle( a supremely unscrupulous activity). They truly are masters of the devious Hegelian dialectic. LeCarre has, seeemingly, played on the side of the good guys for as long as I can remember(admittedly, his siding may be dialectical). The Constant Gardener, pointed an accusing finger at Big Pharma when few dared to broach their fearsome powers. I mean LeCarre is aware of alot. Again however, he seems powerless to do anything. I guess his “faction” of good guys are out in the cold and out of favour at court. Hopefully, we will witness a change in the near future.
    Cheers, thanks for the head’s up on his new book.

  17. Brian  October 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Just for the heck of it I sent John le Carré an email with evidence of who I think did 911. By way of deception, thou shalt do war. The Boy Scouts? 🙂

  18. Brian  October 30, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Kevin, regarding Le Carre, Jews, the Russian mobsters and 911 you may find this interesting:

    Not quite conventional
    Spy novelist John Le Carre speaks his mind about Jews and Israel
    By Douglas Davis

    Excerpts from the article:

    For all that, Le Carre spent his early years “safely confined in one or other gloomy English boarding school, learning to become a bogus gentleman.”

    “Being of a romantic age,” he recalls, “I fantasized about belonging to a homeless, polyglot, hounded clan of heroic refugees called Jews, of whom otherwise I knew nothing except that at school they gave me sausages and were let off chapel.

    But it was during school holidays, spent with his father constanly on the move, that he encountered Jews of a different kind — “middle Europeans with quick minds and rich accents that I loved to imitate.”
    “My father played poker with them, robbed them and, I hope devoutly, was robbed by them in return. And I, more watcher than player in these scenes, borrowed their shirts and their accents.

    “And now and then, they wryly opened the dark door on their own backgrounds — their lives related with a modest gallows humour that made them digestible to those with no experience of pain on this scale.”
    “And every day brought its Jews. Broken families with broken suitcases. These people are my business, I thought. There is something between their eyes and mine.”

    Brian: His comment regarding Israel: “No nation on earth,” he says passionately, ” was more deserving of peace — or more condemned to fight for it.”

    So, after his journey to the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict, on which side of the fence did he land? “Where I began — only more so. I mean, I stood — and stand — wholeheartedly behind the nation-state of Israel as the homeland and guardian of Jews everywhere. And wholeheartedly behind the peace process as the guarantor not only of Israel’s survival, but of the Palestinian survival also.”
    “Ever since I can remember, my ears have been pricked up for the careless chamber music of English prejudice. And certainly I pride myself on having as good an ear as anyone for the nuances of that repulsive, but mercifully dying art-form, British anti-Semitism in the chattering classes.

    Perhaps his publisher is a Mennonite, I don’t know. 🙂

  19. Anthony Clifton  October 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Manfred Gerstenfeld writes with crayons but not in Hebrew. Shortly thereafter a Saudi offered almost [;article=139140] ONE MILLION Norfed Liberty DOLLARS for any IDF personel. Oh well, Samhein ain’t what it used to be. Thanks Kevin. Bismillah

  20. 60sstreetpunk  October 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    It sounds like more of the trite stuff we have heard over and over
    and I guess Le Carre doesn’t want to say anything bad about zionists, etc.
    Who finances the publishing of this new book?
    If he is MI6 then he is just the typical government yes man.

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