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On November 21, 2014 the State of Connecticut’s Office of the Child Advocate issued a 114-page report focusing on the ambiguous profile of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza that may become the basis for mental health practices throughout the United States. With contributors including psychiatrists and academicians from education and social work, the publication comes just two months after the US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education announced over $160 million in funding for widescale research and deployment of mental health initiatives in the nation’s public schools. (See Obama’s Mental Health Mandate)
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Several impressive developments over the last 18 months have lifted the 9/11 truth message into the mainstream news and public awareness. These developments include the Rethink911 campaign, CNN’s coverage of the alternative 9/11 Museum Guide and outreach effort, Richard Gage’s interview on C-SPAN, the debut of The Anatomy of a Great Deception, and the huge video billboard in Times Square depicting the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7.
Now there’s a new opportunity that holds great promise.
Join Ray McGovern, Ramsey Clark, and 9/11 family member Terry Strada in New York City on Saturday, November 22, in their call to:
End America’s Blindness . . . Restore Its Vision . . . Open the 28 Pages
The reference to 28 pages relates to congressional bill H.R. 428, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC). It calls for the release of 28 pages that were redacted (actually, excised) from the Joint Congressional Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001. The Joint Inquiry report dates back to 2002. Shortly after Rep. Jones’ bill was introduced last December, a group of 46 U.S. senators wrote to President Bush requesting that the 28 pages be declassified and made public. Ever since, former U.S. Sen. Robert Graham (D-FL), who chaired the Joint Inquiry committee, has continued to demand the release of these pages and even made a FOIA request to the Obama administration.
On September 9, Rep. Jones and several congressional cosponsors, along with 9/11 family members, held a press conference at the National Press Club to promote H.R. 428′s passage. Currently the legislation has 20 co-sponsors and growing support from 9/11 families. In addition, some members of the 9/11 Commission are on record calling for the pages’ release.
The bill’s cosponsors say their views on the 9/11 attacks changed after reading the 28 pages. Rep. Jones, for example, declared that “[the 28-redacted pages do] not deal with national security per se” but are “more about relationships. The information is critical to our foreign policy moving forward and should thus be available to the American people. If the 9/11 hijackers had outside help — particularly from one or more foreign governments — the press and the public have a right to know what our government has or has not done to bring justice to the perpetrators.”
This bill is a serious call to action for the 9/11 Truth Movement. It should motivate each of us to pressure our own legislators to:
read the 28 pages
cosponsor the resolution
promise to vote in favor of its passage
The release of the 28 pages will bring new attention to the events and consequences of 9/11, including the destruction of the three WTC skyscrapers, which is AE911Truth’s focus.
The issue also has the potential to bring to the fore the truth behind the current violence in Iraq and Syria. The entire global war on terror could be seen for what it is — part of an ulterior motive far different from what the public has been told. Many of us AE911Truth supporters have spent years studying the alternative research on 9/11. Now, with just a few hours of reading and simple actions, we can each make a impact.
For more information, see this website with its comprehensive overview of this issue online. It contains an explanation of the significance of H.R. 428 as well as detailed steps that seekers of 9/11 truth and justice can take. Our ongoing political actions will help ensure passage of the resolution. See the “Take Action” section of HR428.org for instructions, sample letters, and an automated function that delivers your letters directly to your member of Congress. Please review this material today, then do whatever you can to take this issue viral through your social networks and your personal and organizational contacts.
Come to New York if you can and help spread the word!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
All Souls Church
1157 Lexington Avenue (at 80th St.), New York City
End America’s Blindness . . . Restore Its Vision . . . Open the 28 Pages
(Dedicated to President John F. Kennedy and the victims and families of 9/11)
Speakers and topics include:
Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst; co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity. Topic: “The Surveillance Pseudo-State — Release the 28 Pages”
Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General (1967-69); founder, International Action Center. Topic: “Global War is Over — If You Want It”
Jeffrey Steinberg, senior editor, Executive Intelligence Review. Topic: “The Erinyes Principal: The BRICS Nations Revive JFK’s New Frontier”
Terry Strada, 9/11 family member, speaker at press conference at the National Press Club hosted by Walter Jones on Sept. 9, 2014
The crises in the world today require that nations move forward by returning to the outlook of peace through scientific and technological progress and through a willingness to engage in international cooperation, as embodied in the John F. Kennedy presidency. This challenge is now being renewed by over half of humanity, led by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations and their allies.
Let us, the American people, join this renewal process — by getting at the truth about 9/11. There is no better way to honor the memory of John F. Kennedy and the victims and family members of 9/11.
The Boston Marathon bombing is much more important than has been acknowledged, principally because it is the defining domestic national security event since 9/11—and has played a major role in expanding the power of the security state. For that reason, WhoWhatWhy is continuing to investigate troubling aspects of this story and the establishment media treatment of it. We will be exploring new elements of the story regularly as the January trial of the accused co-conspirator Dzhokhar Tsarnaev approaches.
The defense witnesses in the Boston Bombing trial certainly have reason to be afraid to testify, given the long official intimidation campaign against them.
Yet, ironically, it is now the government that is claiming its witnesses are scared and even unwilling to testify. Unsurprisingly, the judge overseeing the trial against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has agreed with the prosecutors.
Since the Boston Marathon bombing last year, WhoWhatWhy has reported on a pattern of intimidation towards people associated with the accused bombers, Dzhokhar and his late elder brother, Tamerlan. Those connected to the case have been intimidated, deported, jailed, and even killed.
It got so bad that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense asked U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. for permission to conceal the names of individual witnesses until the day before they’re due to testify. That’s because, the defense argues, they fear the witnesses will be subject to further FBI harassment.
Judy Clarke, a member of the defense team, admitted it was an unusual request. “We don’t want to do it,” Clarke told the court. “We’re already struggling to get people to talk to us. We are really worried about losing the slim list of real potential witnesses we have.”
The government countered that it was having trouble convincing bombing victims to cooperate. They are “afraid, if not unwilling, to testify against the man accused of dismembering or traumatizing them in a terrorist attack.” Further, the prosecution argued, keeping Tsarnaev’s witnesses under wraps would hand him an unfair advantage.
On Nov. 12, O’Toole sided with the prosecution, ordering the defense to disclose its preliminary witness list by Dec. 29. He also announced that jury selection will begin on Jan. 5, when an initial 1,200 prospective jurors will be called in to fill out questionnaires over the course of the next three days.
Leaving aside the question of Tsarnaev’s guilt, which has been officially presented as a foregone conclusion with little outside critical analysis of the investigation, his chances at trial are numerically slim.
The Justice Department’s latest statistics show a criminal conviction rate of 93 percent.
The following is WhoWhatWhy Founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker’s interview with Joan Brunwasser, first published on OpEd News.
My guest today is Russ Baker, forensic journalist, author and founder of WhoWhatWhy. Welcome back to OpEdNews, Russ! Last week you wrote a piece called The “Double Government” Secret Gets Out. What can you tell any readers who might have missed it? And why is this such an important story?
RB: Well, no reason to “miss it.” Please click the link and then I’ll just assume anyone here has read it and I’ll proceed to expand upon it.
JB: Thanks for that!
RB: I think it is an important story because for very, very long, the media in the U.S. has by and large denied the reality of the degraded state of democracy and freedom. Its nature is to be simplistic and incremental. At WhoWhatWhy, we’ve felt a bit like outcasts trying to get people to see what is happening to our country. Now, we’re pleased to see some elements of the “establishment” beginning to move, ever so slothfully, to acknowledge the crisis.
JB: Why has the Boston Globe finally, suddenly decided to jump into the fray? They’ve been pretty quiet on this issue up to now, correct?
RB: They have not actually been quiet on the issue—they’ve been on the wrong side. Their coverage of the “9/11 of Boston”—the Marathon bombing—has been little short of disgraceful. They quickly accepted whatever law enforcement told them, even when there were signs everywhere that a cover-up of some kind was afoot. (Be sure and see our ongoing series on the Marathon bombing, for example http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/10/02/boston-update-fbi-war-on-marathon-bombing-witnesses-continues/ )
JB: I stand corrected. In that case, though, isn’t it even more surprising that the Globe is suddenly open to reason? How do you account for the shift, Russ?
RB: Well, I don’t know if we can claim total credit, but WhoWhatWhy has, as of my most recent count, published 18 articles questioning the conventional narrative on that incident. And a poll from a few months ago showed 40 percent of Bostonians skeptical. That’s a fair amount of pressure, even for a big dominant local player like the Globe.
JB: So, did they do some long-overdue serious investigative journalism? And what is this secret “double government” exactly? Whatever it is, it doesn’t sound good, that’s for sure.
RB: Naw, but they did run a couple of pieces about a book by a “respectable” person starting to edge into the territory we’ve been blazing for several years—the idea that while we put all our attention on what the president and Congress do and don’t do there’s a whole other apparatus calling the shots. It’s that old combo Ike warned about—the one percent and their allies in the permanent part of government—intel agencies, Pentagon, bureaucracy throughout.
JB: Tell us a bit more about the “respectable” book and author that launched the Globe’s about-face. We need something to sink our teeth into, beyond generalizations about the evils of the 1%.
RB: A Tufts professor wrote a book on the “Double Government.” I haven’t read it yet, but his thrust is that a president’s will can easily be thwarted by the non-elected part of Washington. The point for me is that the mainstream media is willing to embrace critiques that get beyond the fantasy of a viable democracy where we choose our leaders and they do our bidding. What’s generally missing, even probably from his book, is the notion that it is not really the “double government” that drives things, but private capital. And then we begin to come to terms with why we never seem to get what we want—or what we are promised by the pols.
JB: Is there a tie-in between this reputed “Double Government” and the Bushes, the subject of your 2010 book, Family of Secrets? If so, what is it?
RB: Well, I haven’t read the professor’s book yet, but I highly doubt he mentions the Bushes in any detail. Academia generally shies away from anything too controversial. But I’d say the Bushes themselves embody the notion that elected officials are only successful to the extent they have deep links into the Double Government—and funding and support from…ahem…the Triple Government. My research for Family of Secrets really underlined the extent to which secret events and alliances shape our country’s course constantly.
JB: Well, that’s certainly a teaser, Russ. What are you referring to? Can you give us something more concrete to sink our teeth into, to mix a metaphor? It could ultimately cause a groundswell of interest in your book, you know!
RB: Well, what I found is difficult to sum up in just a few sentences, because the facts are so incredibly disturbing, and run so counter to what we’ve been told up to this point. There’s a fantasy in this country that our politicians, as occasionally criticized as they are, fundamentally are gentlemen and gentlewomen. We treat them like celebrities or royalty. But power accrual and wielding is an ugly business, more akin to other lines of work that are about ruthlessness. Anyway, handicapped by not being able to present my thousand-plus footnotes here, I’ll just present a few particulars on the Bush clan:
Bush 41, HW Bush, was in the secret employ of the intelligence services decades before he was appointed as a supposed newcomer, to the CIA directorship. Among other things, he was part of a group, inside and outside CIA, that felt threatened by JFK and furious at him. He hid the fact that he was in Dallas the day Kennedy was shot. He was a good friend of Lee Oswald’s mentor. He was mentioned in FBI documents related to the assassination and to Cuban exiles who were enraged at Kennedy.
He and his family were, secretly, principal sponsors of Richard Nixon’s career. But when Nixon tried to buck his handlers, they turned on him. The real story of Watergate is the framing of Nixon by others in the Republican camp.
JB: Hold on a second, Russ. Why did Bush and Co. want to get rid of Nixon? Didn’t they like him initially?
RB: I devote three chapters of Family of Secrets to unraveling the mystery of the relationship between Nixon and George H.W. Bush. I spent a long time investigating—discovered they anointed him to be the pawn of banking interests, but over the years he chafed at being dominated. Then he began seriously challenging the corporate folks. And then he was out.
JB: I had no idea. That’s quite a backstory. Sorry for the interruption. I was just curious. Nixon was such a nemesis in American history.
RB: No problem. Also:
The Bushes, including George W., were up to their elbows in bizarre massive money movements and odd companies that never seemed to be about actually turning a profit—populated by the Shah of Iran, the Saudis, Ferdinand Marcos, Harvard University, and other rogues and mainstays.
Much more on this in Family of Secrets—about 600 pages of this kind of stuff. Enjoy!
JB: Yikes! 600 pages of “this kind of stuff”? I’m not sure that “enjoy” is the operative word here. What happens with all these explosive revelations? The Bushes seem pretty impervious to major scandal or outrage which this might have engendered in years past. How has your blockbuster been received? Has the corporate media just ignored you? Does everything just get swept under the rug?
RB: The corporate media—and so-called “progressive” and “alternative” news sources as well—have almost completely ignored these discoveries. Why? Laziness and discomfiture with major openings that could fundamentally shift our understanding of how things work. Everyone’s in on the game of “left-right” that keeps members of the public at each other’s throats while the one percent of one percent of one percent keeps on driving the train. The good news is that Family of Secrets has sold close to 100,000 copies, is in libraries across America, and likely has been read by half a million people.
JB: Good news, indeed. I had no idea!
RB: The web and some radio outlets have made it possible to go around the gatekeepers. And more and more people get that there is a giant con being perpetrated year after year, with elections the “bread and circuses” we all demand as a substitute for real introspection. More WikiLeaks, more Snowdens, more of the kind of work being done by “renegade” journalists and a growing army of activists, and we’ll get to critical mass.
JB: Based on what you’ve said and what I’ve read, how are things shaping up with the Bush Co. vis a vis 2016? Are we in for, God forbid, a permanent Bush-run, Republican dynasty?RB: I would say that, due in large part to a complacent and docile media, plus a public with little long-term memory, we are very likely in for a third President Bush, aka Jeb. And, if I were to peer into a crystal ball, I’d say that in a dozen years or so we might see a fourth President Bush, in the person of Jeb’s son, George P. Bush. Just elected overwhelmingly to state office in Texas! Half-Hispanic! That will wow the same media that brought us Barack Obama.
JB: If that’s the case, do you worry that your work will be some day burned, banned or outlawed? Has everything you’ve learned so far caused you to pretty much given up on our restoring any semblance of a true democratic system or do you somehow hang on to a bit of cautious optimism?
RB: I am always alert that things can go very bad very quickly in any society. I do see signs of that possibility here. The Boston Bombing with the related apparent cover-up, harassment of witnesses, passivity of the media, tolerance of disappearing public rights to privacy and inquiry into law enforcement actions—this kind of situation is deeply disturbing. At the same time, I see the rise of a vigilant opposing sector, and remain both hopeful and energized—because, what option do we have?
JB: Agreed. Anything you’d like to add before we wrap this up?
RB: In the end, we are only as good as what we know—and what we do, armed with the information. At WhoWhatWhy, we’re a nonprofit, non-commercial outfit devoted solely to digging for the truth and providing it to the public. We hope your readers like what we’re doing. We welcome their ideas, and their support.
JB: While much of what you had to say today was not easy listening, Russ, keeping our heads in the sand is just not a viable option. I’m glad so many people have been reading Family of Secrets. Thanks so much for talking with me again. Keep up the good work over at WhoWhatWhy!
RB: Thanks, Joan. You are a delightful conversation partner.
JB: Why, thank you! Likewise!
by James Henry
Another friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers is claiming brutal treatment at the hands of law enforcement. This time the alleged perpetrators aren’t FBI agents, they’re prison guards.
Tsarnaev friend Khairullozhon Matanov, a 23-year-old immigrant from Kyrgyzstan, was arrested in May on obstruction of justice charges and is currently in federal custody awaiting trial. He’s being held at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was under law enforcement watch for roughly a year. After the bombing, the authorities stepped it up to include aerial surveillance.
Matanov’s case is wholly peripheral to the Boston Bombing investigation. He is accused of deleting files from his computer and allegedly trying to mislead investigators about his friendship with the Tsarnaevs. The charges against him appear to be “vindictive overreach,” according to the Boston Globe, which has rarely questioned the official narrative of the bombing.
So why do his allegations of abuse matter, above and beyond ordinary concern about the treatment of prisoners? Because they are part of a pattern of intimidation, deportation, punishment and even fatal violence against friends of accused bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev***
In a letter provided to WhoWhatWhy, Matanov claims that, while being restrained by multiple guards, another guard called him a “Muslim terrorist” and kicked him in the head, knocking him unconscious and giving him a concussion. He says this was after guards had already covered him in pepper spray.
And, Matanov alleges, that same particularly brutal guard shoved his finger into his eye, causing it to swell and fill with blood. According to this account, the guards then left him—still coated with pepper spray—restrained in a chair for nearly three hours.
The Plymouth jail is run by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s office. Since Matanov is facing federal charges, however, his imprisonment is the responsibility of the U.S. Marshals Service, which often uses detention centers run by other agencies.
When asked about Matanov’s allegations, U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Kevin Neal told WhoWhatWhy that he “cannot comment on security-related matters.”
“I Couldn’t Take it Anymore.”
Matanov also complains of general “harassment” from guards and other inmates—although exactly what that consists of is not entirely clear from the letter.
The brutal treatment started, Matanov claims, after he flooded his cell by clogging the toilet and repeatedly flushing it. This was, apparently, an act of desperation. He writes: “They harass me so much I couldn’t take it anymore, and I flood out my cell again [sic].”
Exactly who was tormenting him in this particular instance is not clear.
Matanov claims that “when they [the guards] came to get me in their suits they played the national anthem of the U.S.A.” And they play the anthem, he says, whenever they “have an argument with me.”
After refusing to be handcuffed through an opening in the door—a common security protocol that allows guards to cuff an inmate before opening his or her cell–Matanov was hit twice with pepper spray, he says. He then allowed himself to be handcuffed, and was lying on the floor when he says seven guards “jump on me so badly [sic].”
Matanov’s attorney, Edward Hayden, told WhoWhatWhy that he saw his client the day after the flooding incident, which Hayden said happened Oct. 22. Matanov, he noted, had a black eye and scrapes on his body. The attorney says he was alerted to the incident by a phone call from another inmate.
Pattern of Abuse?
These most recent events culminated a long period of rising tension and duress.. Last July, less than two months into Matanov’s imprisonment, Hayden expressed concern that the conditions of confinement had negatively affected his client’s physical and mental well-being—to the point that Matanov struggled to answer questions lucidly. He characterized his client’s incarceration as “solitary confinement.”
In a recent interview with Boston Magazine, Hayden generally corroborated what he told WhoWhatWhy— that there have been a series of “problems” at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility with his client and that he has been trying to have him moved elsewhere. However, he didn’t describe for the magazine what those problems were.
Admittedly, jail is not intended to be a pleasant experience. Nonetheless, the apparent treatment of Matanov—who has not been convicted of any crime, and who had nothing to do with the Boston Marathon bombing—is cause for deep concern if not outright alarm.
Before 9/11 there was the ’93 attacks on the WTC and the near catastrophe of project Bojinka. But what was kept secret was another plan in it’s idea stage. A plan involving flying airplanes into buildings. Which is probably why everything on the following FBI interview form is blocked out regarding the interrogation of KSM nephews’ partner Abdul Murad, who with KSM nephew Ramzi Yousef were the masterminds of project bojinka. They don’t want to prove Bush and Rice liars when they claim, “no one could have imagined flying airplanes into buildings”. Murad was arrested in 1995 by the Philippine authorities.
Murad stated that the goal of the attacks was to “make the American people and the American government suffer for their support of Israel.”
“Americans are asking, “Why do they hate us?” They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.” – G Bush
“I am a terrorist and I am proud of it. And I support terrorism so long as it was against the United States Government and against Israel, because you are more than terrorists; you are the one who invented terrorism and using it every day. You are butchers, liars and hypocrites.” – Ramzi Yousef nephew of alleged 9/11 mastermind KSM
“They hate you because of your freedoms”, is simply a lie to stifle debate on rational foreign policy. And a real solution to the Israeli – Palestinian issue and one of the chief causes of Islamic terrorism.
“Gen. Avelino “Sonny” Razon, one of the lead investigators in the Bojinka case, was so shocked at what he saw on Sept. 11 that he jumped on a plane in Cebu, where he was now police chief, and flew to Manila to convene a hasty press conference. “We told the Americans about the plans to turn planes into flying bombs as far back as 1995,” he complained to reporters.”
All this according to the Washington post.
“Aida Fariscal had gone to bed early on September 11, only to be awakened by a frantic colleague. “Quick,” he instructed, “turn on your television.”
“For the retired Philippine policewoman, that word and the nightmare scenario it evoked had receded into distant memory these past six years. Sometimes weeks went by without her even thinking about the terrorist plot she had foiled so long ago. But there it was, after all this time, unfolding live on her small-screen television. “I thought, at first,” she tells me, “that I was having a bad dream, or that I was watching a movie.”
“But as the burning towers came crashing down under their own weight, disbelief turned to anger. “I still don’t understand,” she says over a club sandwich, “how it could have been allowed to happen.”
“But, Philippine and U.S intelligence officials said, the Bojinka operation called for a second, perhaps even more ambitious phase, as interrogators discovered when they pressed Murad about his pilot’s license. All those years in flight school, he confessed, had been in preparation for a suicide mission. He was to buy, rent, or steal — that part of the plan had not yet been worked out — a small plane, preferably a Cessna, fill it with explosives and crash it into CIA headquarters.”
“There were secondary targets the terrorist cell wanted hit: Congress, the White House, the Pentagon and possibly some skyscrapers. The only problem, Murad complained, was that they needed more trained pilots to carry out the plot.”
“The FBI knew all about Yousef’s plans,” she says. “They’d seen the files, been inside 603. The CIA had access to everything, too. Look,” she adds, fishing in a plastic shopping bag for one of her most prized possessions, a laminated certificate of merit bearing the seal of the CentralIntelligence Agency. “Awarded to Senior Inspector Aida D. Fariscal,” it reads. “In recognition of your personal outstanding efforts and cooperation.”
“This should have never, ever been allowed to happen,” she repeats angrily. “All those poor people dead.”
“I don’t think the prior government could envision flying airplanes into buildings on such a massive scale.” – G Bush
“President Bush said at a news conference Tuesday, “Nobody in our government, at least, and I don’t think the prior government, could envision flying airplanes into buildings on such a massive scale.”
“I still don’t understand,” she says over a club sandwich, “how it could have been allowed to happen.”
They’d seen the files, been inside 603. The CIA had access to everything, too.
“I don’t think that anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile,” — National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice
“We told the Americans about the plans to turn planes into flying bombs as far back as 1995,” he complained to reporters. — Gen. Avelino “Sonny” Razon, one of the lead investigators in the Bojinka case
Someone else knew of this plot as well. The Federal Prosecutor of Abdul Murad. He’ll get a job with the 9-11 Commission.
“In February 2002, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence agreed to conduct a Joint Inquiry into the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community in connection with the terrorist attacks perpetrated against our nation on September 11, 2001.”
September 11, 2002
“A former landlord of two of the September 11 hijackers was an FBI informant at the time, knowledgeable sources confirm to CNN.”
CNN was leaked this information by person or persons involved in this Joint Inquiry, who felt the American people deserved to know this information. The FBI was not happy with this and actually started an investigation on the investigators. For evidence of this see:
In my experience, I find there are less people aware of this, than are aware of Building 7.
Joint Inquiry published it’s report in Dec 2002
President Bush interferred with this investigation, as will be shown, and is a reason why a full accounting of 9/11 was demanded by family members most notably the Jersey girls. Bush was against that, even after he interferred in the joint inquiry, but finally relented and decided to put the king of coverups Henry Kissinger as head of it…..
“The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up on November 27, 2002.”
“Friday, December 13, 2002
Henry Kissinger resigned Friday as chairman of the September 11 commission.”
“President Bush named Kissinger to lead the 10-member commission last month, dropping his longstanding opposition to an independent probe of the events leading up to the September 11 terrorist attacks.”
“Phillip David Zelikow was appointed to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) on October 8, 2001, by President George Walker Bush.”
“Philip Zelikow is the executive director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, better known as the “9/11 Commission.”
“Sam Karmilowicz, a security official at the US embassy in Manila, Philippines during this time period, will later claim that just before Murad was deported to the US in early May, he picked up an envelope containing all that the Philippine government had learned from Murad. He then sent the envelope to a US Justice Department office in New York City. He believes Mike Garcia and Dietrich Snell, assistant US attorneys who will later prosecute Murad, almost certainly had access to this evidence”
“After 9/11, Snell will go on to become Senior Counsel and a team leader for the 9/11 Commission.”
“Indeed, I resigned from an Agency I love in order to publicly damn the feckless 9/11 Commission” – Michael F. Scheuer former head of CIA “Alec station”.
“I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up.” – Raymond McGovern, 27-year veteran of the CIA
“The final report is ultimately a cover-up. I don’t know how else to describe it.” – Mel Goodman professor National War College and former CIA senior Soviet analyst
The Cooperative Research 9-11 Timeline (www.cooperativeresearch.org) contains a very peculiar account entitled:
Early 1998: Prosecutors Turn Down Deal That Could Reveal BojinkaThird Plot.
“Was the 9/11 Commission Report a cover up? Five time Emmy award-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author Peter Lance asserts just that. As one who had set out to do a book on the Commission’s work, my “testimony” before the Commission on March 15th was an eye opener.”
“Zelikow wrote via email in January that I would be contacted by Dietrich “Dieter” Snell, one of the Team Leaders and a senior counsel to the Commission.”
“As soon as I heard Snell’s name I suspected that what my source had been telling me was true: that the Commission staff was limiting the scope of the investigation and cherry picking evidence.”
“Snell had been the Assistant U.S. attorney who co-prosecuted Ramzi Yousef for the “Bojinka” case in 1996.”
“In my first book 1000 Years For Revenge I recounted how the Justice Department, during Snell’s tenure, had limited the scope of the Bojinka case.”
What the Joint Inquiry discovered in regards to the FBI Informant assisting and housing some 9/11 hijackers….
“FBI personnel believe it likely that the informant met Hanjour in December 2000 and are unable to explain why the informant failed to identify Hanjour.”
“The informant’s credibility is called into question in other important ways:
“• The informant made a variety of inconsistent statements to the FBI during the course of multiple interviews.”
“The informant has provided the FBI with many different dates as to the informant’s numerous contacts with al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar and their initial contact. The FBI acknowledged that “San Diego agrees with [the] Joint Inquiry…that there are significant inconsistencies in the informant’s reports.”
“• Some of the informant’s statements are not consistent with information developed through investigation concerning the dates of the contacts. The FBI concedes that the hijackers may have known the informant months earlier than the informant admitted.”
“• The informant told the FBI after September 11, 2001 that al-Hazmi had told the informant that he was moving to Arizona for flight training and never mentioned flight training he received while living in San Diego.”
“Several questions remain, however, with regard to the informant’s credibility.
First, while there are several indications suggesting that future hijacker Hani Hanjour had contact with the informant in December 2000, the informant has repeatedly advised the FBI that the informant does not recognize photos of Hanjour. Second, the informant told the FBI that the hijackers did nothing to arouse the informant’s suspicion, but the informant also acknowledged that al-Hazmi had contacts with at least four individuals the informant knew were of interest to the FBI and about whom the informant had previously reported to the FBI. Third, the informant has made numerous inconsistent statements to the FBI during the course of interviews after September 11, 2001. Fourth, the informant’s responses during an FBI polygraph examination to very specific questions about the informant’s advance knowledge of the September 11 plot
were judged by the FBI to be “inconclusive.”
“In its written response, the FBI acknowledges “unexplained inconsistencies” in the informant’s reporting which continue to warrant ongoing FBI investigation.”
This next paragraph is absolute proof that not only did the President of the United States George W Bush obstruct justice by interferring in a congressional investigation, (which should have ended his presidency and put him in prison) it is also proof of where he does not want us to go in regards to investigating the attacks of 9/11….so guess what? That’s where I’m going……
“The Administration has to date objected to the Inquiry’s efforts to interview the informant in order to attempt to resolve those inconsistencies. The Administration also would not agree to allow the FBI to serve a Committee subpoena and deposition notice on the informant. Instead, written interrogatories from the Joint Inquiry were, at the suggestion of the FBI, provided to the informant. Through an attorney, the informant has declined to respond to those interrogatories and has indicated that, if subpoenaed, the informant would request a grant of immunity prior to testifying.”
Reading the report we learn that the FBI informant and the hijackers were brought together by a Saudi Agent named al-Bayoumi, although the informant will later deny it…..
“Since September 11, the FBI has learned that al-Bayoumi has connections to terrorist elements. He has been tied to an imam abroad who has connections to al-Qa’ida. Further, the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence described in testimony before the Joint Inquiry FBI contacts “with the [censured] government about collection on a person named [censured ], who has ties to al-Qa’ida, who has ties to al-Bayoumi.”
Bin Laden the Saudi Intelligence asset……..
“According to a U. S. Government official, it was clear from about 1996 that the Saudi Government would not cooperate with the United States on matters relating to Usama Bin Ladin[censured [censured] [censured] reemphasized the lack of Saudi cooperation and stated that there was little prospect of future cooperation regarding Bin Ladin. [censured] told the Joint Inquiry that he believed the U.S. Government’s hope of eventually obtaining Saudi cooperation was unrealistic because Saudi assistance to the U.S. Government on this matter is contrary to Saudi national interests.”
Some of what our traitor President refused the Joint Inquiry to publish, he’s protecting Saudis!……
“About two months after al-Bayoumi began aiding Alhazmi and Almihdhar, NEWSWEEK has learned, al-Bayoumi’s wife began receiving regular stipends, often monthly and usually around $2,000, totaling tens of thousands of dollars. The money came in the form of cashier’s checks, purchased from Washington’s Riggs Bank by Princess Haifa bint Faisal, the daughter of the late King Faisal and wife of Prince Bandar, the Saudi envoy who is a prominent Washington figure and personal friend of the Bush family. The checks were sent to a woman named Majeda Ibrahin Dweikat, who in turn signed over many of them to al-Bayoumi’s wife.”
“According to then-Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL), who served as a co-chair of the 9/11 Congressional inquiry that preceded the 9/11 Commission, during the period of Alhazmi and Almihdhar’s arrival in the US, Bayoumi had an “unusually large number of telephone calls with Saudi government officials in both Los Angeles and Washington.”
“Sources close to the case told TIME that beginning in January 1999 monthly payments of $2,000 were made from Princess Haifa’s checking account to Majida Dwaikat, wife of Osama Bassnan. A Saudi national, Bassnan was living in San Diego last year and has been linked to Omar al Bayoumi, a Saudi student who befriended two men who wound up helping crash Flight 77 into the Pentagon. The sources also say that the ambassador, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, gave $15,000 to Bassnan.”
“In another twist to the developing story, al-Bayoumi reportedly worked for Dallah Avco, an aviation-services company with connections to the Saudi Ministry of Defense and Aviation, headed by Prince Sultan, the father of the Saudi ambassador, Prince Bandar.”
The Joint Inquiry wasn’t allowed to release to us “Free Americans” the proof of Bush’s buddy, Prince Bandar’s role in 9/11 but they did release this……
“Bassnan was a close associate of al-Bayoumi, [censured] [censured] Bassnan also had close ties to a number of other persons connected to the hijackers, including [censured]” page 228/858
“After September 11, the FBI developed information clearly indicating that Bassnan is an extremist and a Bin Ladin supporter. [censured] [censured]” page 229/858
And there is your proof that Bush’s buddy Saudi Ambassador Bandar supports terrorists including those assisting the 9/11 hijackers.
The DOJ OIG report in regards to the FBI informant……
footnote 194 – “The OIG was not able to interview the asset. The Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry had attempted to interview the asset without success. The Committee then submitted interrogatories that the asset declined to answer, asserting his Fifth Amendment privilege. The asset indicated through his attorney that if subpoenaed by the Committee, he would not testify without a grant of immunity.”
footnote 198 – “The FBI opened an investigation after September 11 to determine whether the asset was involved in the attack. The asset has Consistently maintained after September 11 that he had no suspicions about Hazmi and Mihdhar. The results; of a polygraph examination on his potential role were inconclusive. Based on its investigation, however, the San Diego FBI concluded that the informational asset had not been complicit in plotting the attacks.”
“Speaking to the Arabic satellite network Al-Arabiya on Thursday, Bandar — now Abdullah’s national security adviser — said Saudi intelligence was “actively following” most of the September 11, 2001, plotters “with precision.”
“If U.S. security authorities had engaged their Saudi counterparts in a serious and credible manner, in my opinion, we would have avoided what happened,” he said.
Thanks for the confession Prince Bandar, Hey Bush, with friends like that……..
Hey Obama, how about some transparency here….
“Abdul Hakim Murad, a conspirator in the 1995 Bojinka plot with Ramzi Yousef, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM), and others, was convicted in 1996 of his role in the Bojinka plot. He is about to be sentenced for that crime. He offers to cooperate with federal prosecutors in return for a reduction in his sentence, but prosecutors turn down his offer. Dietrich Snell, the prosecutor who convicted Murad, will say after 9/11 that he does not remember any such offer. But court papers and others familiar with the case later confirm that Murad does offer to cooperate at this time. Snell will claim he only remembers hearing that Murad had described an intention to hijack a plane and fly it into CIA headquarters. However, in 1995 Murad had confessed to Philippine investigators that this would have been only one part of a larger plot to crash a number of airplanes into prominent US buildings, including the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a plot that KSM later will adjust and turn into the 9/11 plot”
“Snell will claim he only remembers hearing that Murad had described an intention to hijack a plane and fly it into CIA headquarters. However, in 1995 Murad had confessed to Philippine investigators that this would have been only one part of a larger plot to crash a number of airplanes into prominent US buildings, including the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a plot that KSM later will adjust and turn into the 9/11 plot”
If the 9/11 Commission is going to “tell the story” of 9-11 and give “a full accounting”. They are going to have to talk with this informant. The Joint Inquiry wasn’t allowed to (by order of Bush) and the DOJ OIG wasn’t allowed to. But the Commission did, or rather a certain staff member and his assistant. So what changed?
1. This was a cover up “investigation” from the get go with Bush Administration in control of it, and…
2. The informant was by this time paid off with $100,000 of our tax money.
from DOJ OIG report:
footnote 197 – “Initially the asset was not paid. In July 2003, the asset was given a $100,000 payment and closed as an asset.”
The Informant’s name is Abdussattar Shaikh and the interview was done in his lawyers office, with the FBI present.
“Event: Interview of Xxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx
Prepared by: Quinn John Tamm, Jr. and Dietrich Snell
Non-Commission participants: Counsel for Xxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx, Charles G. La Bella and George C. loannides,
FBI representative, Special Agent [censured]
The interview was conducted in the law offices of La Bella and McNamara, 401 West A Street, Suite 1150, San Diego, CA.
Dr. Xxxxxx allowed them to use his computer to access the internet. Al-Hazmi was a frequent user of the computer and the internet. Dr. Xxxxxx did notice that neither al-Hazmi nor al-Mihdhar ever made telephone calls from his (Xxxxxx’s) telephone. When he asked both of them if they ever called home, they said that they did but that they used pay telephones. Al-Hazmi stated, “We go outside to use the telephone.” Dr. Xxxxxx noted that they would have to drive from the neighborhood to use a pay telephone.
Dr. Xxxxxx noted that Omar al-Bayoumi also visited al-Hazmi at his house. Dr. Xxxxxx knew al-Bayoumi as a Saudi national who Dr. Xxxxxx met at the ICSD. Al-Bayoumi stated to Dr. Xxxxxx when he visited, that “I referred them (al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar) to you.” Dr. Xxxxxx restated that this was not the case and that he met the two in the hallway of the ICSD after the Friday prayer service. Al-Hazmi did not like al-Bayoumi and told Dr. Xxxxxx that al-Bayoumi was an “an agent for the Saudis.” Al-Hazmi complained to Dr. Xxxxxx that al-Bayoumi video taped people associated with the ICSD constantly. Dr. Xxxxxx noted that was his experience when he attended events at the ICSD. Dr. Xxxxxx said that al-Bayoumi always had his videotape recorder and sought comment to the open mike on the videotape recorder. Dr. Xxxxxx stated that,” I have heard that al-Bayoumi is an agent (of the Saudis).”
Dr. Xxxxxx was also very familiar with the imam of the Saranac Street Mosque, Anwar Aulaqi. Dr. Xxxxxx stated that Imam Aulaqi spoke excellent English, having lived in the United States for many years. Dr. Xxxxxx said that al-Hazmi respected Aulaqi, and told Dr. Xxxxxx that he (al-Hazmi) spoke with Aulaqi on a regular basis.
Dr. Xxxxxx knew that Aulaqi’s parents were from Yemen, but Aulaqi was an American citizen. Aulaqi’s father was a major government official, the Minister of Agriculture, and the father encouraged Aulaqi to remain in the United States. Dr. Xxxxxx stated that Aulaqi eventually left the el Rabat Mosque and took a new assignment at a mosque in Virginia.
Dr. Xxxxxx understood that Aulaqi left after a dispute with the president of the board of trustees of the el Rabat Mosque. The president of the board’s last name is Hbshi. After Aulaqi left, Xxxxxx had no more contact with him.
Dr. Xxxxxx cautioned against helping al-Bayoumi because Xxxxxx believed that he (al-Bayoumi) was an intelligence agent.
Dr. Xxxxxx next had contact with al-Hazmi when he sent Xxxxxx an E-mail, Al-Hazmi signed the E-mail “Samir,” but Xxxxxx knew that the E-mail came from al-Hazmi because of the electronic address. Dr. Xxxxxx sent a reply to al-Hazmi, stating in part, “say hello to Hani.”
Dr. Xxxxxx was shown a series of phonographs. He identified two photographs of al-Hazmi and one photograph of al-Mihdhar. Dr, Xxxxxx also identified Yazeed al-Salmi, and Anwar Aulaqi.
Dr. Xxxxxx was asked if he told FBI Special Agent [censured] about al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar. He stated that he told [censured] that he had two Saudis living in his house. Dr. Xxxxxx also told [censured] that al-Mihdhar had returned to Yemen.
Dr. Xxxxxx does not have a specific memory of any of the conversations, or when the conversations occurred with[censured].
So what does FBI Special Agent [censured] have to say? His name is Steven Butler…….
“Several members were “appalled” at what informed sources described as the “explosive” testimony of Special Agent Steven Butler, who recently retired from the FBI after his final posting in the bureau’s San Diego field office.”
“Government officials told U.S. News that Butler disclosed that he had been monitoring a flow of Saudi Arabian money that wound up in the hands of two of the 9/11 hijackers. The two men had rented a room from a man Butler had used as a confidential informant, the sources say. According to officials familiar with his account, Butler said that he had alerted his superiors about the money flows but the warning went nowhere.”
“Butler is claiming … that people in the FBI didn’t follow up,” says a congressional source. Adds another: “He saw a pattern, a trail, and he told his supervisors, but it ended there.”
“In a conversation outside his home in the gated Rancho Penasquitos community in San Diego, Butler told U.S. News, “It’s very sensitive stuff.” Wearing a Buffalo Bills cap, Butler said, “I’d love to talk to you guys,” but added that he couldn’t without permission from the Justice Department.”
“Butler’s testimony comes after disclosures that FBI executives failed to take action in response to memorandums by agency lawyers and agents in Minneapolis and Phoenix about suspicious activities involving young Muslim men enrolled in flight schools. One of the men, Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th hijacker, is awaiting trial on charges stemming from the attacks.”
“In his closed-door appearance on Capitol Hill, Butler described his dealings with a leader in San Diego’s Muslim community, a 68-year-old man named Abdussattar Shaikh. In 2000, Shaikh rented a room in his house in a San Diego suburb, Lemon Grove, to Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi. Almihdhar and Alhazmi helped hijack American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon. Shaikh did not respond to a phone message.”
“After Butler testified, Eleanor Hill, the staff director for the 9/11 committee, detailed his statements in a memo to the Justice Department. Justice officials, saying Butler’s testimony is classified, declined comment. FBI officials also declined comment, saying they are pursuing “all investigative leads … in a thorough and confidential manner.”
“FBI agents and CIA officers reconstructing the activities of the 19 hijackers were intrigued by two men, Osama Basnan and Omar al-Bayoumi, Saudi nationals who lived in the United States, despite having been charged with visa fraud. Investigators say Bayoumi helped Almihdhar and Alhazmi pay their rent and even threw them a party. According to Newsweek, Bayoumi also helped the two men open a bank account and called flight schools in Florida to arrange flying lessons for them.”
“Congress, the FBI, and the CIA are now trying to learn whether any of the money Bayoumi spent on behalf of Almihdhar and Alhazmi came from the Saudi Embassy in Washington. Newsweek reported that Basnan first requested financial help from the Saudi Embassy in 1998, saying he needed money to cover his wife’s medical problems. Princess Haifa bint Faisal, the wife of the Saudi ambassador, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, wrote several cashier’s checks to Basnan’s wife. She endorsed some of them to Bayoumi’s wife. Proceeds from the cashed checks, investigators believe, were used by Almihdhar and Alhazmi.”
“Basnan and Bayoumi have left the United States and could not be reached for comment. In an interview with a Saudi-owned, London-based newspaper, Basnan denied that his wife had passed money from Princess Haifa to Bayoumi’s wife.”
“The escalating investigations come at a time when the Bush administration is receiving increasing criticism for “easing up” on the Saudis–because of concerns over both oil prices and the importance of Saudi bases if Bush authorizes an attack against Iraq. Administration officials bristle at such suggestions. “It’s on the front burner,” a senior official says, “at … the very highest levels.”
The DCI told the Joint Inquiry:
“We had at that point the level of detail needed to watchlist al-Mihdhar- that is, to nominate him to the State Department for refusal of entry into the U.S. or deny him another visa. Our officers remained focused on the surveillance operation and did not do so.” page 11/27
“At that point is” January 2000. Well……”On January 15, 2000, Mihdhar and Hazmi arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from Bangkok”
And with 300 million people in the U.S. they end up meeting a Saudi Intelligence agent who introduces them to an FBI Counterterrorism Informant who they live with while he’s investigating Bin Laden associates, who they also meet with.
Just a coincidence, they say because they suddenly “lost them”. Remember they are under a CIA surveillance operation according to the Director of Central Intelligence himself, he admitted that’s why they didn’t “watchlist them”…..
“Our officers remained focused on the surveillance operation and did not do so.” page 11/27
“Dr. Xxxxxx was also very familiar with the imam of the Saranac Street Mosque, Anwar Aulaqi.”
Anwar al-Awlaki (also spelled Aulaqi;
“The FBI investigated al-Awlaki in 1999 and 2000 after learning he may have been contacted by a possible “procurement agent” for Osama bin Laden. His telephone number was also found when police raided the Hamburg, Germany, apartment of Ramzi Binalshibh, a Yemeni al-Qaida figure believed to have been a key facilitator of the 9/11 attacks, according to the commission report.”
“The FBI investigated al-Awlaki in 1999 and 2000 after learning he may have been contacted by a possible “procurement agent” for Osama bin Laden.”
And that’s also when the 9/11 hijackers were meeting with al-Awlaki, so while they were investigating him the informant they were using during this investigation was housing the hijackers who were meeting with the person under investigation.
“Dr. Xxxxxx was also very familiar with the imam of the Saranac Street Mosque, Anwar Aulaqi.”
Yes, I’m sure he was. This is the Iman in the news so much lately. The reason why the Gov now says it is allowed to assassinate citizens even American citizens, if it deems them a danger. The guy authorities say was a “spiritual” adviser to the underwear bomber, and the Ft Hood shooter, and several 9/11 hijackers. And these hijackers were meeting with him while he was under investigation in 2000, and obviously this FBI asset was assisting them in their investigation of this Iman as he was housing the hijackers, the hijackers that
would drive out of the neighborhood to use the phone, nothing suspicious about that, or that they are meeting with a possible agent for Bin laden who is being investigated by the FBI.
“CBS – The suspect in the Christmas day bombing attempt on Northwest Flight 253 may have been in contact with a radical imam, Anwar Al-Awlaki, linked to the 9/11 hijackers and Fort Hood Shooting suspect.”
“Sources tell the CBS News investigative unit that they believe Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab communicated with Al-Awlaki while Abdulmutallab was a student in the United Kingdom.”
“November 9th 2009
But Awlaki had also met with al-Hazmi and hijacker Khalid al-Midhar when they all lived in San Diego. The FBI suspected the imam tasked an associate in Virginia to help the Al Qaeda operatives.”
“We share that suspicion, given the remarkable coincidence of Awlaki’s prior relationship with al-Hazmi,” the commission said in its 2004 report.
“Awlaki did not say in his blog posting whether he had known or communicated with Hasan, who killed 13 people in a shooting spree at Fort Hood on Thursday — but he referred to him repeatedly by his first name.”
“Nidal opened fire on soldiers who were on their way to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done?” Awlaki wrote of the Army officer’s “heroic act.”
“The 9/11 Commission and the joint House-Senate Inquiry into the intelligence failures that allowed the attacks to take place reported that in 1999 the FBI opened a short-lived investigation of Aulaqi when it learned he may have been visited by a “procurement agent” for bin Laden.”
“The FBI also learned that Aulaqi was visited in early 2000 by a close associate of Omar Abdel Rahman, known as the blind sheik, who was convicted of conspiracy in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and that he had ties to people raising money for the radical Palestinian movement Hamas, according to Congress and the 9/11 Commission report.”
“But the bureau lacked enough evidence to bring a case, and closed its investigation. Around the same time, two future Sept. 11 hijackers — Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, fresh from an al-Qaeda summit in Malaysia — turned up at Aulaqi’s San Diego mosque in early 2000.”
“Witnesses later told the FBI that Aulaqi had a close relationship with the hijackers in San Diego. “Several persons informed the FBI after September 11 that this imam had closed-door meetings in San Diego with al-Mihdhar, al-Hazmi and another individual,” the Joint House-Senate Inquiry reported.”
“The sources we’ve talked to say he’s a coordinator, even a facilitator, or talent recruiter if you will, for al Qaeda and all of its franchises.”
“The FBI will not say if Anwar al-Awlaki and the suspect in the Detroit case, Abdulmutallab, ever met face-to-face in Yemen, but in the months prior to the attempted bombing … the two men were communicating.”
“Sources say at a minimum, Awlaki was providing spiritual support and now investigators are pressing hard to know if he played a bigger role in perhaps introducing the suspect to terrorists. Meanwhile Awlaki himself is a marked man. Sources say he was in fact one of the targets of a Yemeni-led airstrike carried out just before Christmas. Apparently he survived.”
The 9/11 Commission Report – Page 517. footnotes:
“of the hijackers’ move to their final San Diego address are not altogether clear, as their landlord–who has been interviewed many times by the FBI and once by us–has provided various accounts of how he first met them. See also FBI electronic communication, Penttbom investigation, Oct. 3, 2001.”
“On Anwar Aulaqi, see Wade A. interview (Oct. 16, 2003). The FBI investigated Aulaqi in 1999 and 2000 after learning that he may have been contacted by a possible procurement agent for Bin Ladin. during this investigation, the FBI learned that Aulaqi knew individuals from the Holy Land Foundation and others involved in raising money for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Sources alleged that Aulaqi had other extremist connections. FBI electronic communication, background searches, Feb. 3, 2000; FBI report of investigation, interview, Sept. 24, 2001; FBI electronic communication, interview, Oct. 8, 2002. None of this information was considered strong enough to support a criminal prosecution. For evidence of possible early contacts between Hazmi/Mihdhar and Aulaqi, see Steve O. interview (Nov. 17, 2003), noting that four calls took place between Aulaqi’s phone and Bayoumi’s phone on February 4, 2000, the day Bayoumi helped Hazmi and Mihdhar find an apartment and perhaps lent them his phone.”
“On July 22, 2004 the Commission released its public report.”
“9/11 probe clears Saudi Arabia
The United States enquiry into the 9/11 attacks says it has found no evidence the Saudi government funded al-Qaeda.
It also clears the wife of the Saudi envoy to the US, who had been alleged to have given the 9/11 hijackers money.
“The commission dispels two outrageous myths about Saudi Arabia,” said Saudi official Adel al-Jubeir. US Congress members have previously questioned if the Saudi royal family provided support for the 9/11 hijackers and other al-Qaeda operatives.”
“Mr Jubeir, who is foreign affairs advisor to Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Abdullah, praised the commission for dispelling “myths” that had been “perpetuated” by Congress.”
“While Saudi Arabian officials have not been linked with the 11 September attacks, the commission says it is still not known where the money to fund the attacks originated from.”
“To date, the U.S. government has not been able to determine the origin of the money used for the 9/11 attacks. Ultimately the question is of little practical significance.” – 9-11 Commission
I could post pages and pages of what I consider disgracefull, here’s just a tiny sample….
“His academic salary, and the reported $4 million advance he received from publisher HarperCollins, should provide the former CIA director with more than enough money to live comfortably for the rest of his days and leave a substantial fortune to his children. But those monies are hardly Tenet’s entire income. In fact, Tenet has been earning substantial income by working for corporations that provide the U.S. government with technology, equipment and personnel used for the war in Iraq as well as the broader war on terror.”
“The Administration has to date objected to the Inquiry’s efforts to interview the informant in order to attempt to resolve those inconsistencies. The Administration also would not agree to allow the FBI to serve a Committee subpoena and deposition notice on the informant. Through an attorney, the informant has declined to respond to those interrogatories and has indicated that, if subpoenaed, the informant would request a grant of immunity prior to testifying.” — 2002
“Initially the asset was not paid. In July 2003, the asset was given a $100,000 payment and closed as an asset.”
What’s the former head of the FBI during 2000, Louis Joseph Freeh doing now?
“Freeh, who is now a lawyer and consultant for Bandar”
But the MSM insists “9/11 Truthers” are a disgrace for even bringing this up. Hey MSM, your influence on molding public perception is waning. Have you figured out why yet?