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9/11 CIA coverup Intelligence
Want to take a peak at what is in those 28 pages that were blacked out of the Joint Inquiry?

A meeting between Prince Bandar, the brother in law of the head of Saudi Intelligence, and Governor George Bush, CIA headquarters is named after his father.

“My dad told me before I make up my mind, go and talk to Bandar. One, he’s our friend. Our means America, not just the Bush family. Number two, he knows everyone around the world who counts. And number three, he will give you his view on what he sees happening in the world.”

“There are people who are your enemies in this country,” Bush said, “who also think my dad is your friend.”
“So?” asked Bandar, not asking who, though the reference was obviously to supporters of Israel, among others.
Bush said in so many words that the people who didn’t want his dad to win in 1992 would also be against him if he ran. They were the same people who didn’t like Bandar.

“Can I give you one advice?” Bandar asked.
“Mr. Governor, tell me you really want to be president of the United States.”
Bush said yes.
“And if you tell me that. I want to tell you one thing. To hell with Saudi Arabia or who likes Saudi Arabia or who doesn’t, who likes Bandar or doesn’t. Anyone who you think hates your dad or your friend who can be important to make a difference in winning, swallow your pride and make friends of them. And I can help you. I can help you out and complain about you, make sure they understand that, and that will make sure they help you.”
Bush recognized the Godfather’s advice. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. But he seemed uncomfortable and remarked that that wasn’t particularly honest.
“Never mind if you really want to be honest,” Bandar said. “This is not a confession booth. If you really want to stick to that, just enjoy this term and go do something fun. In the big boy’s game, it’s cuttthroat, it’s bloody and it’s not pleasant.” -pages 4-5

In June 1999, while Governor of Texas, Bush announced his candidacy for President of the United States.

While George Bush would win the Presidential election in Late 2000, and a new Vice President, a new Secretary of Defense, a new Secretary of State, and a new National Security Advisor would take their offices. The CIA Director would remain the same. So would the counter terrorism Czar, Richard Clarke but for some unexplained reason Clarke was demoted with the arrival of the new Administration.

“Some CIA sources say that George Tenet set the tone for the CIA’s Saudi relationship by relying heavily on developing close relationships with top Saudi officials, including Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, then the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Tenet met regularly with the Saudi ambassador. CIA officers familiar with the agency’s relationship with Saudi Arabia say that about once a month, Tenet would slip away from CIA headquarters and travel to Bandar’s nearby estate in McLean, Virginia, for quiet talks.”

“Bandar and Tenet had a very close relationship,” said one CIA officer. “Bandar had a unique role, he was in charge of the American relationship for Saudi Arabia.”

“But some CIA officers handling Saudi issues complain that Tenet would not tell them what he had discussed with Bandar, making it difficult for agency officials to know the nature of any deals their boss was arranging with the Saudis.” page 188

Meanwhile “The Planes Operation” which was an idea of KSM and his former co-horts Ramzi Yousef and Abdul Murad and known about for years by the intelligence agencies*(1) which is one reason why he was already wanted under a sealed indictment, was no longer an idea, but was becoming operational. CIA and NSA were monitoring Al Qaeda’s communication switchboard in Yemen where future 9/11 hijacker Khalid al-Mihdhar happened to live and so knew of a planned meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur terrorist Meeting organized by Hambali

“Hambali planned and attended the January 2000 Al Qaeda Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Among the others present were two September 11 hijackers, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi. This gathering in Kuala Lumpur was observed by the CIA and Malaysian authorities, but what specifically was being said at the meetings was not picked up. Hambali also provided money and documents to Zacarias Moussaoui in October of that year.”

Pictures and videos were taken while the terrorists were under surveillance but supposedly no sound.

“Soon after, the CIA asked the Malaysian security service to spy on the Kuala Lumpur meeting, which took place as planned on January 5, 2000. The Malaysians’ attempt to plant hidden microphones failed. But the Malaysian liaison services managed to take multiple photograghs of the terrorists, all of whom were unidentified at the time except for Mihdhar. The photos were also sent to the CIA.” – page 14

The story is, the CIA let it to the Malaysian liaison services to bug the meeting, instead of doing it themselves. It is generally understood that this was where “The Planes” operation was discussed.

From the Joint Inquiry:

“It was later determined that Khallad bin-Atash, a leading operative in Bin Ladin’s network, also attended the meeting. According to DCI Tenet, Khallad was “the most important figure at the Kuala Lumpur meeting” and he would later become “a key planner in the October 2000 USS Cole bombing.”

And The 9-11 Commission report says this about the Kuala Lumpur meeting…….

“Hazmi arrived in Kuala Lumpur soon thereafter and may even have stayed briefly with Khallad and Abu Bara at Endolite. Mihdhar arrived on January 5, probably one day after Hazmi. All four operatives stayed at the apartment of Yazid Sufaat, the Malaysian JI member who made his home available at Hambali’s request.”

The authorities (CIA) still wont admit that KSM stayed at this apartment as well. Because as the wikileaks prison records will show, the surveillance of Mihdhar and Hazi would lead straight to KSM who was already wanted for the bojinka plot and the plot to fly planes into buildings. This conveniently avoids the question of why didn’t the CIA have KSM arrested at this point?

WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Files on All Guantánamo Prisoners

Hambali’s folder….

“KU-10024 spent a week at an apartment detainee arranged for him in the Song Gai Long district of Kuala Lumpur, MY. At this apartment, KU-10024 stayed with 11 September 2001 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar.”

KU-10024 is the prisoner number for KSM-for proof of this go here…..

“ISN 10024 [US9KU-010024DP]”

DCI Tenet testified that, “In early January 2000, we managed to obtain a photocopy of al-Mihdhar’s passport as he traveled to Kuala Lumpur.” This gave the CIA al-Mihdhar’s full name, his passport number, and birth information. It also showed that al-Mihdhar held a U.S. visa, issued in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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 State Department for refusal of entry into the US or to deny him another visa. Our officers remained focused on the surveillance operation and did not do so. Surveillance photographs of the meeting were taken by the [___________] and transmitted to CIA Headquarters. When the meeting ended, al-Mihdhar, al-Hazmi, and Khallad (under a different name) flew to Thailand seated side by side.”

Office of the CIA Inspector General:

“At the outset, we note that the CIA has acknowledged that it obtained information that Mihdhar had a U.S. visa and that Hazmi had traveled to the United States, and that the CIA should have placed their names on U.S. watchlists, but that this did not occur. 179*
The CIA OIG is reviewing this matter to determine why this failure occurred and who is responsible for it.

*179.Mihdhar and Hazmi were placed on watchlists by other countries, including Thailand.

CIA OIG Report:
“In the period January through March 2000, some 50 to 60 individuals read one or more of six Agency cables containing travel information related to these terrorists.”

CIA OIG Report proved CIA Director committed perjury During Joint Inquiry hearings…..

SEN. CARL LEVIN: My question is do you know why the FBI Was not notified of the fact that an al-Qaida operative now was known in March of the year 2000 to have entered the United States? Why did the CIA not specifically notify the FBI?

Tenet: It was an information-only cable from the field, and nobody read that information-only cable.

“Those documents show that on Aug. 23, 2001, Tenet was given an alarming briefing focusing on Moussaoui, titled “Islamic Extremist Learns to Fly.” Tenet was told that Moussaoui was training to fly a 747 and, among other suspicion-arousing data, had paid for the training in cash.”

The Director of the CIA also committed perjury during the 9-11 commission hearings. When the FBI in Minnesota was begging to search Zacarias Moussaoui’s computer -well that could ruin everything. So after Tenet was given a briefing titled “Islamic Extremist Learns to Fly”, about Moussaoui, he flys down to Texas to see the President in person the next day.

“August 25, 2001
The CIA briefings, I have on our porch, the end of our porch looking out over the lake. When Tenet came up, that’s where we visited, out there. You know, everybody wants to see the ranch, which I’m proud to show it off. So George Tenet and I — yesterday, we piled in the new nominees for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Vice Chairman and their wives and went right up the canyon.” — G Bush

Tenet denying he ever saw President in August

The CIA has never explained this massive costly “failure” on these terrorists and why their arrival in America was kept from other agencies including the counter terrorism czar himself as he explains here….

But there was another intelligence agency that knew about these terrorists. In fact they and the CIA seemed share quite a bit. According to Lawrence Wright in his Pulitzer Prize winning book “The Looming Tower”……….

“The CIA already had the names of Mihdhar and Hazmi, however. Saeed Badeeb, Prince Turki’s chief analyst in Saudi intelligence, had previously alerted his American colleagues that they were members of al_Qaeda in one of the monthly meetings in Riyadh.” page 310

The CIA did their part, now the Saudi Intelligence would do theirs…….

Let’s name the “Unnamed” foreign Government, and take a small peak at what’s in those classified 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry

“BOISE, Idaho — A Saudi graduate student at the University of Idaho was indicted yesterday on charges he supplied his computer expertise to terrorist groups. Prosecutors said Sami Omar Al-Hussayen, 33, put together Web sites to recruit members and raise money for Muslim terrorist activities. He was charged with providing material support to terrorism.
Extensive electronic surveillance revealed that he “had contacts with people that are al-Qaida and al-Qaida associates … people we would consider very significant in UBL’s arena,” a federal criminal justice source told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer shortly after his arrest. UBL is a law enforcement acronym for Osama bin Laden.

“He’s in touch with people who could pick up the phone, call UBL, and he would take the call.”

His Uncle………

“Saleh Hussayen is a prominent Saudi government official who fell under suspicion following the Sept 11th attacks when it was discovered that three of the hijackers, Hani Hanjour, Khalid Almihdhar, and Nawaf Alhazmi had checked into the Marriott Residence Inn in Herndon, Virginia, the same hotel he was staying at, the night before the attacks.

He was questioned by the FBI shortly after the attacks, but reportedly feigned a seizure during the interview and was taken to a nearby hospital where it was reported he was in perfect health. Since then, no complicity has been proven and it remains murky whether his meeting with the hijackers was coincidental.”

The FBI Agent who interviewed Saleh al-Hussayen on the eve of September 11 speaks….

“Interview of FBI Special Agent _________

________participated in one interview of Saleh al-Hussayen.
_________received a lead that Hussayen stayed in the same hotel as some of the hijackers prior to 9/11. Before interviewing him, ___{9/11 classified information}___________________. She also determined that he had a connection to _______.
As his wife was speaking with ____________noticed that Hussayen was muttering and drooping his head. _________asked if he was OK. His wife dismissed her concerns and said he was fine.
__________called the paramedics. When the paramedics arrived, they asked _______if Hussayen could have been “faking it.”
Hussayen was taken to the hospital.”

While at the hospital the FBI agent continued speaking with the wife……

“She said that she and her husband had come to the U.S. for a “holiday.”
His wife stated that Hussayen had a “brother” in Idaho, but they did not visit him. His wife also stated that while in the Washington, DC area, she and her husband did not visit any monuments or museums, which __________thought was odd.
When _____________asked her how and why she had a Virginia drivers license, she stated that she thought it would be a good “souvenir,” that she had got it on 9/10/01, and that a friend of theirs or __________helped her get it.

At the hospital, _________asked Hussayen’s wife whether she thought her husband could have been involved with the events of 9/11 in any way. The wife responded, “I don’t know,”__________found this response extremely unusual.

Hussayen was released from the hospital within 2 hours, which led _______to believe that whatever his condition it would not have been that serious.

__________thought it significant that the couple had traveled to several cities and met with numerous individuals but the wife did not know who they were or what her husband discussed with them; that Hussayen’s wife wanted a Virginia driver’s license as a “souvenir,”and that Hussayen’s severe reaction started when ________had asked his wife why they moved to the hotel where they were staying at the time of the interview. Hussayen’s wife said that they had moved to that hotel from another in the area because they wanted a kitchenette, but ___________found that explanation suspicious in view of the fact that there was nothing in the fridge nor any indication that the kitchenette had been used at all.”

He was just one of several suspicious Saudis flying out of the country as soon as possible……

“On September 19, 2001, once the ban on International flights had been lifted, Hussayen was allowed to leave the United States and return to Saudi Arabia. Five months later he joined the Saudi government as President of the Affairs of the Holy Mosques Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca and Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Medina.”

FBI documents reveal more about these flights……..

“Event: On 9/19/01 A 727 plane left LAX, Ryan FLT #441 To Orlando FL W/ETA of 4-5PM.
The Plane was Chartered either by the Saudi Arabian Royalty Family or Osama Bin Laden.” page 3/224

That was one flight. There were several, including this one…..

“The Saudi Arabian group was headed by H.R.H. Prince Ahmed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz” page 11/224

Who is Prince Ahmed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz?

“By March 2002, the terrorist called Abu Zubaydah was one of the most wanted men on earth.

Zubaydah’s capture and interrogation, told in a gripping narrative that reads like a techno-thriller, did not just take down one of al-Qaeda’s most wanted operatives but also unexpectedly provided what one U.S. investigator told Posner was “the Rosetta stone of 9/11 … the details of what (Zubaydah) claimed was his ‘work’ for senior Saudi and Pakistani officials.”

…cia men flew Zubaydah to an Afghan complex fitted out as a fake Saudi jail chamber, where “two Arab-Americans, now with Special Forces,” pretending to be Saudi inquisitors, used drugs and threats to scare him into more confessions.

Yet when Zubaydah was confronted by the false Saudis, writes Posner, “his reaction was not fear, but utter relief.” Happy to see them, he reeled off telephone numbers for a senior member of the royal family who would, said Zubaydah, “tell you what to do.” The man at the other end would be Prince Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, a Westernized nephew of King Fahd’s and a publisher better known as a racehorse owner. His horse War Emblem won the Kentucky Derby in 2002. To the amazement of the U.S., the numbers proved valid. When the fake inquisitors accused Zubaydah of lying, he responded with a 10-minute monologue laying out the Saudi-Pakistani-bin Laden triangle.”,9171,1101030908-480226,00.html

When the CIA was asked by the 9-11 commission about this, they destroyed Zubaydah’s videotapped interrogation and ignored the Commissions questions…………

“Late in its investigation, reacting to press allegations that Abu Zubaydah had referred to a Saudi prince in his interrogations, the Commission asked “what information does the CIA have” about whether such assertions were made in Zubaydah’s interrogations. (CIA Question for the Record No. 3, dated May 20, 2004). We knew the CIA believed this was untrue but we asked the question formally to get any relevant information for the record. We cannot find a record of a CIA response.”

The Killer Bs Bandar, Basnan, and Bayoumi, all with close ties to Saudi Intelligence

Saudi Ambassador Price Bandars’ wife is the sister of the head of Saudi Intelligence Prince Turki

“An FBI investigation leaked over the weekend traced regular monthly bank-certified cheques worth $3,500 (£2,200) from the princess’s account to a Saudi woman called Majida Dwaikat starting in early 2000, which was when Mrs Dwaikat’s husband, Osama Basnan, befriended al-Hazmi and al-Midhar in San Diego.

Newsweek magazine reported yesterday that there was more evidence linking Mr Basnan to Riyadh, saying he visited Houston in April just as Crown Prince Abdullah passed through with a large government entourage. The magazine quoted sources as saying Mr Basnan met “a high Saudi prince who has responsibilities for intelligence matters”.

Mrs Dwaikat is reported to have signed over many of the cheques from Princess Haifa to a friend, Manal Ahmed Bagader, the wife of another student in San Diego, Osama al-Bayoumi, who had links with the same two hijackers.

Mr al-Bayoumi threw a party for al-Midhar and al-Hazmi when they arrived in 2000, guaranteed the lease on a flat next door to his own and paid their first two months’ lease.”

Diah Thabet-a Friend of Saudi Agent Basnan:

“Thabet spoke frankly regarding his personal opinion of hijackers Al-Mihdhar and Al-Hazmi. Thabet told ______that referenced hijackers were “more than heroes” and “they (the hijackers) had reached such a high level of spirituality that they were calm even knowing they were about to die.” Thabet knew the hijackers Nawaf Al-Hazmi and Khalid Al- Mihdhar. Thabet went on to say that he knew Omar Bakarbashat and others detained as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, had asked permission from Muslim religious leaders to commit suicide. Thabet said the permission had not yet been granted. Thabet did not elaborate on how he knew of the suicide requests.”

FBI Agent speaks

“Interview of FBI Special Agent_____________

_____________was the case agent for Diah Thabet. The investigation focused on Thabet’s association with a group of males who hung out at the Mediterranean Cafe in downtown San Diego. Although Osama Basnan, one of this group, originally was thought to be its leader (based on source reporting), Thabet, who is about 40 years old, emerged as the most authoritative figure. _________________________________With respect to Basnan, Thabet downplayed their relationship but stated that Basnan tended to exaggerate a lot. _____pointed out that ________________Thabet and Basnan to be quite close.”

FBI Agent who investigated Basnan;

“Event: Interview of FBI Special Agent __________

_________was subsequently officially assigned to a counter-terrorism squad investigating Osama Basnan, _______,_________and Diah Thabet for about 1.5 years.

There was a roomful of people present at the location where he was pursuing that lead, and as he was about to leave he asked whether anybody had any information possibly related to the 9/11 attacks, ________was in the back of the room, and he silently nodded “yes.”

__________told ________that he knew somebody named Osama LNU(Last name unknown)who was very radical and whom ______had a gut feeling might have had something to do with the attacks. ________also provided a phone number for Osama LNU.

________did some initial research and determined that the individual ________was talking about was Osama Basnan. ___________{9/11 classified information}________-also found an FBI document describing extremist jihadi materials that were found in a car registered to Basnan in the Virginia area. _______decided to do some initial investigation regarding Basnan.

For instance, he played down his relationship with Omar Al-Bayoumi, stating that he did not know him very well…….According to _________Bayoumi and Basnan are the closest of friends. ________moreover, has corroborated this account. Furthermore, _____stated, phone records reveal roughly 700 calls between various phones subscribed to by Bayoumi and Basnan over a one year period(even discounting some of the calls in view of the friendship between their wives, the calls between their cell phones are most likely between the two men).

__________remarked that he was recently reviewing an interview report from 10/30/01 of George Harb, his landlord, and noticed that Harb received a page on 2/15/00 from a telephone number that turns out to be that of Omar al-Bayoumi’s cell phone. However, in his interview, Harb stated that when he returned the page, he spoke with Nawaf al-Hazmi. ________found this significant because it suggests either Bayoumi was helping the hijackers make housing arrangements other than Parkwood or that the hijackers were at least using Bayoumi’s cell phone during this period.

________stated that he was 98% sure that the hijackers were likely using Bayoumi’s cell phone during the first couple of months of 2000 and therefor the calls from that phone should be analyzed carefully…….._______noted that there are numerous calls to numbers that have never been investigated, and he believed this should be an issue of grave concern. Who were the hijackers potentially contacting at this time?”

“Who were the hijackers potentially contacting at this time?”

Well this FBI report says they were contacting Saudi Officials in Washington DC and Los Angeles California. If they weren’t then Bayoumi was.

“Omar Al Bayoumi
Employed by Dallah al Baraka

A review of the following calls indicate a total 141 calls made by telephone numbers associated with _________to entities of the Saudi Arabian government in the Washington D.C. Area.

In connection with calls made to entities of the Saudi Arabian government in the Los Angeles, California area, there were 34 calls made.”

Back to the FBI Agent investigating Basnan….

“When asked whether there were any other 9/11 leads he found interesting, ________stated that one interesting fact is that Osama Basnan’s_________________________was in phone and e-mail contact with Ramzi Binalshibh in September 2000.

______also stated that another interesting lead concerned an individual named ______._______had connections with Basnan and other relevant subjects and had attended flight training. He lived in San Diego at the same time as the 9/11 hijackers, and he also attended the ICSD. In an interview dated 11/9/01, a flight instructer recounted how on May 23 of that year _______had been asking a lot of suspicious questions about radar coverage during a tour of a local aviation facility.”

What’s not redacted in the Senate and Congress Joint Inquiry….

FBI Investigation reports reveal Osama Basnan as working for Saudi Intelligence:

“The possibility of ____________being affiliated with the Saudi Arabian Government or the Saudi Arabian Intelligence Service is supported by ________________Listing his employment in 1992 as the___________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________.
On October 17, 1992 ___________hosted a party at his house in Washington D.C. for Sheik Omar Rahman, convicted mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Towers bombing.

I know this is Basnan they are referring to because of this in the Joint Inquiry….

“In 1993, the FBI received reports that Bassnan had hosted a party for the “Blind Sheikh” in Washington, D.C. in 1992. However, the FBI did not open an investigation].” pages 178-179

Also in the joint inquiry the person Bandar has sent thousands of dollars to…..

“After September 11, the FBI developed information clearly indicating that Bassnan is an extremist and a Bin Ladin supporter.” -page 177

“In San Diego, they stayed at al-Bayoumi’s apartment for several days until he was able to find them an apartment. He then co-signed their lease, paid their security deposit and first month’s rent, arranged a party to welcome them to the San Diego community, and tasked another individual to help them become acclimated to the United States. [_______________________ ___________________________]. The second individual served as their translator, helped them obtain bank accounts and drivers’ licenses, and assisted them in locating flight schools.” Page 27

Saudi Agent Bayoumi drives to Saudi Consulate in L.A. Meets Saudi Consulate Official Fahad al-Thumairy – Then meets the Hijackers and invites them to San Diego.

“When they arrived at the consulate, al-Bayoumi met with someone behind closed doors. Al-Bayoumi and the person with whom he had traveled to Los Angeles went to a restaurant, where they met al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar. Al-Bayoumi struck up a conversation with al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar after he heard them speaking Arabic, and he invited them to move to San Diego. Al-Bayoumi returned to San Diego after leaving the restaurant, and al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar arrived in San Diego shortly thereafter.
According to another person the FBI interviewed after September 11, al-Bayoumi said before his trip that he was going to Los Angeles to pick up visitors”. – pages 172-173

“Since September 11, the FBI has learned that al-Bayoumi has connections to terrorist elements”. – page 173

“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, whom al-Bayoumi had asked to help the hijackers]”

Saudi Intelligence agent Bayoumi uses a gullible dupe in a sloppy plausible deniability scheme when he went to the Saudi Consulate then met with the hijackers at the Mediterranean Cafe.

“As for the trip to Los Angeles, al-Bayoumi asked Bin Don either one or two days before the two of them actually traveled to Los Angeles if Bin Don would accompany al-Bayoumi to the Saudi Arabian (Saudi)Consulate.
Bin Don said that al-Bayoumi drove his (al-Bayoumi’s)automobile to the consulate in Los Angeles.
Bin Don said that al-Bayoumi followed the consulate employee into the offices of the consulate while Bin Don waited in the reception area. After some period of time, al-Bayoumi reappeared carrying a box of Korans and other religious materials. Bin Don and al-Bayoumi left the consulate by returning to al-Bayoumi’s automobile…….
After their prayers, al-Bayoumi suggested that they both go to a nearby halal restaurant. Al-Bayoumi drove from the KFM to the restaurant, which Bin Don recalls as being located on Venice Boulevard in Culver City. They found a parking place in front of what al-Bayoumi stated was the restaurant. They went inside and determined that this business was not a restaurant but a halal meat market. The proprietor of the market told al-Bayoumi that there was a halal restaurant a short walk from the market. Al-Bayoumi and Bin Don left the market and walked to the restaurant named the Mediterranean Cafe. Bin Don noted that they did not have to move the automobile.”

“Bin Don and al-Bayoumi ordered their food over a counter, in a fashion similar to a fast food restaurant. They then sat in an “alcove” to wait while their food was prepared. While they were waiting at the table, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar walked into the restaurant. Al-Bayoumi asked al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar their names and where they were from. They told al-Bayoumi that they were from Saudi Arabia. The conversation was in Arabic, but al-Bayoumi occasionally translated the responses of al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar into English. Bin Don said that al-Bayoumi offered to buy a meal for the two in the “Islamic tradition.”…..Bin Don said that al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar told al-Bayoumi that they were living in an apartment “nearby.” Al-Hazmi went on to tell al-Bayoumi that they had just arrived in the United States and were studying English. Bin Don said that the exchange was vague to him, since he only spoke limited Arabic. Al-Bayoumi suggested that the two Saudis come to San Diego, and he and al-Hazmi apparently exchanged telephone numbers. Bin Don was asked if he specifically recalls that al-Hazmi had a telephone, or whether al-Bayoumi only provided his telephone number. Bin Don could not recall the exact sequence. After about thirty minutes al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar left the restaurant. Bin Don said that they did not have a motor vehicle. He does not recall the direction that they walked after leaving the Mediterranean Cafe.”

“The next time that Bin Don saw either al-Hazmi or al-Mihdhar was at the Parkwood Apartments on Mt. Ada Avenue in San Diego. Bin Don recalls that al-Bayoumi asked him if he wanted to stop by the apartment of al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar “to see how they were doing.” After leaving the apartment, al-Bayoumi mentioned to Bin Don that al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar had visited San Diego previously.”

“Bin Don’s next contact with al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar occurred when al-Bayoumi invited Bin ‘Don over for a party. Upon arriving at al-Bayoumi’s residence in the Parkwood Apartments complex, Bin Don was met by al-Bayoumi out front and was told that the party had been moved to what turned out to be al-Hazmi’s and al-Mihdhar’s apartment. Bin Don understood that the purpose of the party was to welcome al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar to San Diego. Bin Don videotaped the party at the request of al-Bayoumi, using al-Bayoumi’s video camera. Some of the guests at the party did not want to be videotaped and Bin Don assumed that this was for religious reasons…….Nawaf al-Hazmi is not videotaped and Bin Don now believes that he (al-Hazmi) asked that he not be videotaped.”

Bin Don said that al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar told al-Bayoumi that they were living in an apartment “nearby.”
Bin Don said that they did not have a motor vehicle. He does not recall the direction that they walked after leaving the Mediterranean Cafe.

In a not so amazing coincidence Saudi Consulate Fahad Al Thumairy just happened for some reason to have several apartments leased in his name within walking distance.
The Hijackers stayed in an apartment in Los Angeles from the time of their arrival on Jan 15 2000 until they moved to San Diego in early Feb. The evidence strongly suggest it was the Saudi Consulate Fahad Al-Thumairy that set them up with housing upon their arrival in the U.S. He also supplied them a driver, and Saudi Agent Bayoumi covered up Thumairy’s housing them, as we shall see shortly.

“On January 15, 2000, Al-Hazmi and Al-Mihdhar flew from Bangkok, Thailand to Los Angeles, Ca, on United Airlines Flight 2”.

FBI Report states the following:

“One or two days after the arrival of the Saudis, Benomrane was at the King Fahad Mosque. While at the mosque Sheik Fahad Al-thumairy introduced Benomrane to the two Saudis and asked Benomrane if he could help them during their time in Los Angeles because they did not speak English. Benbmrane agreed and gave the Saudis, his taxi cab business card.

The next day the Saudis called Benomrane and asked him to pick them up and drive them around Los Angeles. Berromrane picked them up at their apartment complex and then drove them around. They then ate at the Mediterranean Restaurant located on Venice Blvd. At the end of the day Benomrane took them back to their apartment complex.

When asked by investigators who else knew about the two Saudis, Benomrane replied that no one at the Kind Fahad Mosque knew about them and that he was told by Sheik Fahad Al-Thumairy to keep the presence of, the two Saudis to himself. Benomrane did say that the Saudi Consulate knew about the two Saudis because it was the consulate that told Sheik Fahad to take care of the Saudis. Benomrane was told by Sheik Fahad that the Saudis were here to see their sick father who was in a local hospital.

During the interview, Benomrane was shown photographs of all the hijackers and numerous photographs of unrelated individuals. Benomrane looked at all the photographs carefully and placed all the photographs in a pile on the left side of the desk. When he viewed the photographs of AI-Mihdhar and AI-Hazmi, he placed the photographs on the right side of the desk.”

FBI Agent speaks

“Interview of FBI Special Agent _________

Basically, everyone had contact with Bayoumi. Bayoumi was in contact with Thumairy, at Thumairy’s home phone number…….During the same time period the hijackers arrived in the U.S., Bayoumi made calls to _____________. He also made calls to Al-Thumairy. The “chance meeting” between Bayoumi and the hijackers is very suspicious. The contact between Bayoumi and _________is also suspicious.”

Al Qaeda terrorist Bin Attash escorted into America by Saudi Consulate official in L.A.

From FBI 9-11 Investigation:

“Mohdar also reported that the hijackers met several people a the King Fahad mosque including a person identified as “Khallam”. According to Mohdar, Khallam visited the hijackers at the hotel that evening. Upon Khallam’s arrival, the hijackers asked Mohdar to wait outside. FBI investigation has determined that Mohdar and the hijackers stayed at Deno’s Motel on 06/09/2000. Information from FBI New York has revealed that on 12/31/1999, SAID SALEH BIN ATTASH, aka “KHALLAD” was a passenger from Bangkok to Los Angeles. Bin Attash is the alleged mastermind behind the bombing of USS Cole in Aden, Yemen. NewYork indicated that they had no record of Bin Attash actually entering the United States from that flight. New York opined that certain diplomatic arrangements exist at various airports which allow diplomats to meet incoming foreign nationals at the baggage carousels. New York opined that it may have been possible that someone from the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles may have met Khallad and escorted him through customs. Los Angeles can not confirm whether “Khallad” and “Khallam” are identical.”

CIA report confirms Bin Attash in Los Angeles

Heavily redacted CIA report:

“Senior Al-Qai’da operative and USS Cole Attack planner TawfIQ Muhhammad Bin Salah Bin Rushayd Bin (Attash) AKA (Khallad Bin Attash), was in the area of Los Angeles, California during June 2000 for approximately two weeks. While in Los Angeles, Bin Attash attended prayer services at a local Los Angeles area Mosque. Bin Attash was seen in the company of several foreign individuals_______________________________________________________________________________________________________Bin Attash was seen in the company of Los Angeles-based Sunni Extremists ____________________________________________Fahad al-(Thumairy)” — page 96/355

FBI Investigation report that Saudi Officials are contact men for 9/11 terrorists

“FBI Los Angeles Investigative Results:
Los Angeles has determined that __________may be a potential contact of the hijackers and __________ in Los Angeles. ________is an administrative officer at the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles and may have diplomatic status. _________is also believed to be one of the Imans at the King Fahad mosque.___________also fits the description, as provided_____________of the individual that ____________met at the Saudi consulate prior to _____________”chance” meeting with the hijackers at the restaurant.”

Fahad al-Thumairy is the name being deleted as the potential contact of the hijackers. Fahad al-Thumairy was an administrative officer at the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles, Bin Don provided the description that Bayoumi met at the Saudi consulate prior to his “chance” meeting with the hijackers. Fahad al-Thumairy’s name appears no where in the unclassified version of the joint inquiry. Therefore Fahad al-Thumairy is mentioned in the 28 pages that have been censured from the joint inquiry. Which is why the Chairman of the Joint inquiry that investigated the attacks and had 28 pages of their report blacked out by the CIA under orders of President Bush said this…..

“I am convinced that there was direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia, and that a Saudi government agent living in the United States, Omar al Bayoumi, provided direct assistance to September 11th hijackers Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar. Based on the evidence discovered by the Joint Inquiry, I further believe that al Bayoumi was acting at the direction of elements of the Saudi government and that an official from the Islamic and Cultural Affairs section of the Saudi Consulate in Los Angeles, Fahad al Thumairy, likely played some role in the support network for the 9/11 Attacks.” – Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham

The title of the Amazing FBI report is called……..

“Connections of San Diego PENTTBOMB Subjects to the Government of Saudi Arabia”

and in the first paragragh, although heavily redacted they are describing Osama Basnan. We know this because of this unredacted part of the joint inquiry report…..

“In 1993, the FBI received reports that Bassnan had hosted a party for the “Blind Sheikh” in Washington, D.C. in 1992. However, the FBI did not open an investigation]. pages 178-179

The report then describes Saudi Agent Bayoumi and their telephonic connections to Bandar and his wife.

Meanwhile Agent Bayoumi is hard at work….

“AL-Bayoumi filled out the rental applications in the names of Khalid, Nawaf, and himself, and listed his own address as the previous residence of both Khalid and Nawaf even though they had never lived there. Khalid and Nawaf each signed their own signatures on the applications, and Al-Bayoumi signed his own signature on the application and as guarantor.”

9/11 Commission report pretends Bayoumi wasn’t covering the role Thumairy played housing the hijackers in Los Angeles as their contact in America

9-11 Commission report:

“The rental application states that Hazmi and Mihdhar resided in Bayoumi’s apartment from January 15 to Feb 2, 2000 but Bayoumi denies it, and we have found no reason to dispute his denial. According to Bayoumi, he was in such a hurry to complete the rental transactions that he signed the application form without reading it.”…

Try that sometime and see if you get away with it. Lie on an application, and if you get caught just say you didn’t bother reading what you wrote. Bayoumi is the one that filled out their application.

FBI report:

“Al-Hazmi and Khalid Al-Mihdhar attended introductory flight lessons in April/May of 2000 in California but after experiencing language difficulties, they stopped attending.”

At that same time Bayoumi was given a raise of over $3000 a month…..

“In April 2000, Bayoumi received a promotion and his status was also adjusted from “single” to “married” (despite the fact that he was already married)”…

9-11 Commission meets with the Saudis

“Meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar Madani
Location: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Riyadh

Philip Zelikow began with an overview of the Commission’s work and asked questions on the Kingdom’s willingness and capacity to fight terrorism, both before and after September 11 2001.

Nizar expressed disbelief about the allegations regarding Princess Haifa, noting that it was preposterous that she was involved in terrorism. Zelikow expressed understanding of this position and explained that the interest was primarily due to the unclear role of Osama Bassnan – if the Commission could learn more about his role, everything could be put in a clearer perspective.”

Their interview with Basnan didn’t go well…..

“The interview failed to yield any new information of note. Instead, in the writer’s opinion, it established beyond cavil the witness’ utter lack of credibility on virtually every material subject.”

Their meeting with Thumairy didn’t go well either……

From their interview with Thumairy:

“Upon arriving in Los Angeles, al-Thumairy stayed in a hotel close to both the KFM and the Saudi consulate for approximately one week. He then moved into an apartment on Kelton Avenue, near Venice Boulevard. AI-Thumairy said he subsequently moved from this apartment to a house in Culver City on Huron Avenue.”

All within walking distance of the Mediterranean Cafe where Bayoumi meets the Hijackers as this Google map shows Kelton Avenue is about 1 block from the cafe, Kelton is about 4 blocks away and the KFM is a short distance Southwest of the cafe……,+CA+90034&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x80c2ba374da836b5:0xc3887eea8b8…

The exact location of the Mediterranean Cafe is 10863 Venice Boulevard and the meeting took place on 02/01/2000 as this FBI report shows…..

Continuing with the interview of Thumairy….

“Notably, without being asked, Thumairy volunteered that he did not find an apartment for these visitors or make any reservations for them. He also denied recognizing the names Qualid Moncef Benomrane and Mohdar Abdullah. AI-Thumairy stated that he did not recognize the name Omar al-Bayoumi. When shown a photo of al-Bayoumi, aI-Thumairy first denied recognizing him. At this time, Major Khalid whispered something to him in Arabic, and Thumairy said in English, Oh, Bayoumi.” Al-Thumairy then acknowledged that he recognized al-Bayoumi because he had seen him on television, but he denied ever seeing him in Los Angeles.”

“Despite being confronted with these facts, al-Thumairy continued to deny knowing al- Bayoumi.”

They had two interviews with Thumairy….

9-11 commission second interview with Thumairy:

“At this point, al-Thumairy was asked again about Omar al-Bayoumi. Al-Thumairy was reminded that at his interview the previous night, he had initially denied recognizing al- Bayoumi until Major Khalid said something to him, which was when he acknowledged recognizing al-Bayoumi from the media. AI-Thumairy was also informed that we have information that shows numerous phone calls between him and al-Bayoumi over a short period in December 1999, from both al-Thumairy’s cell and landline phones. Finally, al-Thumairy was told that since speaking with him the prior night, we were told by another witness [i.e. Khalil al-Khalil] that he had been seen meeting with al-Bayoumi on several occasions at the KFM. Despite being confronted with these facts, al-Thumairy continued to deny knowing al- Bayoumi.”

“Our general impression of Thumairy is that he was deceptive during both interviews.”

Their meeting with Saud al-Rasheed didn’t go well either..

“We believe that al-Rasheed was being deceptive. His our impression that he has had enough time to develop a coherent story and is sticking to it (and that he even may have been coached at some point).”

For info on him see….

At the very same time that investigators were discovering how Saudi Arabia was directly involved in the 9-11 attacks President Bush and his administration made it against the law to tell the truth by classifying the information in order to point the finger at Iraq

After America is Attacked by their Ally Saudi Arabia and their other Ally Israel monitors and documents the event, The U.S. Military Industrial Complex send Americans’ tax dollars down the toilet spending trillions of dollars and sending thousands of young patriots to their deaths protecting Saudi Arabia and Israel. The American people have been scammed by traitors and it’s time to pay the piper.



Federal judge rules mass NSA spying as “constitutional.”

Barely a week after Judge Leon of the DC district court held the NSA data-collection program of – well, virtually everything – to be “likely unconstitutional,” District Judge William H. Pauley III in Manhattan took the view of most in the federal government, that there’s nothing to worry about, nothing unconstitutional at all.

Focusing mostly on need and effect rather than the 4th Amendment, Pauley said the mass collection of phone data “significantly increases the NSA’s capability to detect the faintest patterns left behind by individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations. Armed with all the metadata, NSA can draw connections it might otherwise never be able to find.”

Finally, the cracks in the official 9/11 story are beginning to widen. Two congressmen— alarmed by what they have read about financial and logistical support of top Saudi officials for the purported 9/11 hijackers—are demanding that President Obama declassify a report that would tell us much more about what the US government knows.

Court of Appeals: 9/11 Suit Can Proceed Against Saudi Arabia. Will State Sponsors of Terror Finally Be Brought to Justice?

Wayne Madsen discusse Saudi/Israeli cooperation in 9/11

On Kevin Barrett’s truth jihad radio, former NSA officer Madsen refers to prior research showing the supposed hijackers lived in close proximity to or even on the same street as the Israeli “art student” spies and used the same commercial mailbox facility. He claims Dominic Suter, the Israeli head of Urban Moving Systems who fled to Israel shortly after 9/11, was actually placed on a US Treasury Dept compiled list of 9/11 hijackers and their support team which was later leaked. Claims that there has been a long history of publicly unacknowledged, behind the scenes cooperation between Saudi and Israeli intelligence services and that a contact of his who was now retired from the CIA assured him that if he kept digging he would be able to link Saudi and Israeli intelligence services together in staging the 9/11 attacks. You can listen to the interview here:

The Evidence Isn’t Hard to Find…If You Just Look

Yesterday New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger was the guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal, where he had this to say about Building 7’s collapse:

“We have not found any evidence so far – that doesn’t mean there’s none there – but we’ve not found any evidence so far to suggest that the building collapses were caused by anything other than the two airplanes that flew into them.”

Sanger was responding to a question from a caller who wanted to know why, despite the massive billboard standing right outside the New York Times Building, the paper of record had failed to “fairly and objectively cover this crucial issue.”

Now with a senior representative of the New York Times on the record saying, “We’ve not found any evidence so far,” it is time to let Sanger and the editors know that the evidence is there. All they need to do is look and they’ll easily find it. Contact the NY Times Today!

Last week over 1,000 people contacted the BBC in response to our action alert regarding the BBC’s one-sided article on the ReThink911 campaign. Let’s surpass that level of support today. Please take 2 minutes right now to contact David Sanger and the NY Times editors. Just copy-paste the letter below, or write your own. Please be sure to Bcc us at AE911Truth so that we can keep a count of how many emails are sent.



Dear Mr. Sanger and Editors of the New York Times,

On Sunday, December 23, 2013, you, Mr. Sanger, told a caller on CSPAN’s Washington Journal that the New York Times had not found any evidence so far to suggest that the collapse of WTC Building 7 was caused by anything other than an indirect result of the airplanes flying into the Twin Towers. I am writing to tell you that the evidence is indeed there, and I urge you to look into it. 2,100 architects and engineers have signed a petition at calling for a new investigation based on this evidence. The following points are just a few from among the growing body of evidence that overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that Building 7 came down by controlled demolition.

Building 7 accelerated downward at absolute free-fall for the first few seconds of its 7-second symmetrical collapse.

However, a building cannot undergo free-fall if it is meeting any resistance from any of the columns below it, as any resistance would slow the building’s descent.

Therefore, the lower section of the building could not have been “crushed” by the upper freely falling section.

The destruction of at least 8 stories of the lower section of the building had to have been accomplished by other means, i.e. explosives or incendiaries, to allow the upper section of the building to fall through it in free-fall. Learn more about the free-fall of Building 7.

There is clear evidence of melted steel at Building 7, first reported on by the NY Times, and incendiaries in numerous dust samples from Ground Zero.

As you well understand, the implications of the controlled demolition of Building 7 are extraordinary, since it is integral to the 9/11 events, and therefore the question of what happened to Building 7 is of the greatest importance. I thank you in advance for taking the time to seriously examine this crucial issue.


[Name, address]

Thank you as always for your tremendous support.!

9/11 Families ‘Ecstatic’ They Can Finally Sue Saudi Arabia


Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks today celebrated a federal court’s ruling that allows relatives of people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.

Most of the hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001 were from Saudi Arabia, and the complaint states that much of the funding for the al-Qaeda terrorists came from Saudi Arabia.

An attempt to Saudi Arabia in 2002 was blocked by a federal court ruling that said the kingdom had sovereign immunity. That ruling was reversed Thursday by a three-judge federal panel.

“I’m ecstatic…. For 12 years we’ve been fighting to expose the people who financed those bastards,” said William Doyle, the father of Joseph Doyle, 25, a Cantor-Fitzgerald employee who was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

“Christmas has come early to the 9/11 families. We’re going to have our day in court,” he told

The ruling struck down an earlier decision that found Saudi Arabia immune from lawsuits. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it’s in the “interests of justice” to allow them to proceed.

Families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 attacks and insurers who lost billions of dollars covering damaged businesses have alleged Saudi Arabia bankrolled al-Qaeda, knowing the money would be used for terrorism.

The lawsuit, filed a decade ago by the Philadelphia firm Cozen O’Connor, accuses the Saudi government and members of the royal family of serving on charities that financed al-Qaeda operations.

Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

New York Post
December 15, 2013 –

By Paul Sperry

After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors.

But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals.

It was kept secret and remains so today.

President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by comparison is about 1,000 words).

A pair of lawmakers who recently read the redacted portion say they are “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks.

Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) can’t reveal the nation identified by it without violating federal law. So they’ve proposed Congress pass a resolution asking President Obama to declassify the entire 2002 report, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.”

Some information already has leaked from the classified section, which is based on both CIA and FBI documents, and it points back to Saudi Arabia, a presumed ally.

The Saudis deny any role in 9/11, but the CIA in one memo reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically. The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.

The findings, if confirmed, would back up open-source reporting showing the hijackers had, at a minimum, ties to several Saudi officials and agents while they were preparing for their attacks inside the United States. In fact, they got help from Saudi VIPs from coast to coast:

LOS ANGELES: Saudi consulate official Fahad al-Thumairy allegedly arranged for an advance team to receive two of the Saudi hijackers — Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi — as they arrived at LAX in 2000. One of the advance men, Omar al-Bayoumi, a suspected Saudi intelligence agent, left the LA consulate and met the hijackers at a local restaurant. (Bayoumi left the United States two months before the attacks, while Thumairy was deported back to Saudi Arabia after 9/11.)

SAN DIEGO: Bayoumi and another suspected Saudi agent, Osama Bassnan, set up essentially a forward operating base in San Diego for the hijackers after leaving LA. They were provided rooms, rent and phones, as well as private meetings with an American al Qaeda cleric who would later become notorious, Anwar al-Awlaki, at a Saudi-funded mosque he ran in a nearby suburb. They were also feted at a welcoming party. (Bassnan also fled the United States just before the attacks.)

WASHINGTON: Then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar and his wife sent checks totaling some $130,000 to Bassnan while he was handling the hijackers. Though the Bandars claim the checks were “welfare” for Bassnan’s supposedly ill wife, the money nonetheless made its way into the hijackers’ hands.

Other al Qaeda funding was traced back to Bandar and his embassy — so much so that by 2004 Riggs Bank of Washington had dropped the Saudis as a client.

The next year, as a number of embassy employees popped up in terror probes, Riyadh recalled Bandar.

“Our investigations contributed to the ambassador’s departure,” an investigator who worked with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington told me, though Bandar says he left for “personal reasons.”

FALLS CHURCH, VA.: In 2001, Awlaki and the San Diego hijackers turned up together again — this time at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a Pentagon-area mosque built with funds from the Saudi Embassy. Awlaki was recruited 3,000 miles away to head the mosque. As its imam, Awlaki helped the hijackers, who showed up at his doorstep as if on cue. He tasked a handler to help them acquire apartments and IDs before they attacked the Pentagon.

Awlaki worked closely with the Saudi Embassy. He lectured at a Saudi Islamic think tank in Merrifield, Va., chaired by Bandar. Saudi travel itinerary documents I’ve obtained show he also served as the ­official imam on Saudi Embassy-sponsored trips to Mecca and tours of Saudi holy sites.

Most suspiciously, though, Awlaki fled the United States on a Saudi jet about a year after 9/11.

As I first reported in my book, “Infiltration,” quoting from classified US documents, the Saudi-sponsored cleric was briefly detained at JFK before being released into the custody of a “Saudi representative.” A federal warrant for Awlaki’s arrest had mysteriously been withdrawn the previous day. A US drone killed Awlaki in Yemen in 2011.

HERNDON, VA.: On the eve of the attacks, top Saudi government official Saleh Hussayen checked into the same Marriott Residence Inn near Dulles Airport as three of the Saudi hijackers who targeted the Pentagon. Hussayen had left a nearby hotel to move into the hijackers’ hotel. Did he meet with them? The FBI never found out. They let him go after he “feigned a seizure,” one agent recalled. (Hussayen’s name doesn’t appear in the separate 9/11 Commission Report, which clears the Saudis.)

SARASOTA, FLA.: 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta and other hijackers visited a home owned by Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of King Fahd. FBI agents investigating the connection in 2002 found that visitor logs for the gated community and photos of license tags matched vehicles driven by the hijackers. Just two weeks before the 9/11 attacks, the Saudi luxury home was abandoned. Three cars, including a new Chrysler PT Cruiser, were left in the driveway. Inside, opulent furniture was untouched.

Democrat Bob Graham, the former Florida senator who chaired the Joint Inquiry, has asked the FBI for the Sarasota case files, but can’t get a single, even heavily redacted, page released. He says it’s a “coverup.”

Is the federal government protecting the Saudis? Case agents tell me they were repeatedly called off pursuing 9/11 leads back to the Saudi Embassy, which had curious sway over White House and FBI responses to the attacks.

Just days after Bush met with the Saudi ambassador in the White House, the FBI evacuated from the United States dozens of Saudi officials, as well as Osama bin Laden family members. Bandar made the request for escorts directly to FBI headquarters on Sept. 13, 2001 — just hours after he met with the president. The two old family friends shared cigars on the Truman Balcony while discussing the attacks.

Bill Doyle, who lost his son in the World Trade Center attacks and heads the Coalition of 9/11 Families, calls the suppression of Saudi evidence a “coverup beyond belief.” Last week, he sent out an e-mail to relatives urging them to phone their representatives in Congress to support the resolution and read for themselves the censored 28 pages.

Astonishing as that sounds, few lawmakers in fact have bothered to read the classified section of arguably the most important investigation in US history.

Granted, it’s not easy to do. It took a monthlong letter-writing campaign by Jones and Lynch to convince the House intelligence panel to give them access to the material.

But it’s critical they take the time to read it and pressure the White House to let all Americans read it. This isn’t water under the bridge. The information is still relevant ­today. Pursuing leads further, getting to the bottom of the foreign support, could help head off another 9/11.

As the frustrated Joint Inquiry authors warned, in an overlooked addendum to their heavily redacted 2002 report, “State-sponsored terrorism substantially increases the likelihood of successful and more ­lethal attacks within the United States.”

Their findings must be released, even if they forever change US-Saudi relations. If an oil-rich foreign power was capable of orchestrating simultaneous bulls-eye hits on our centers of commerce and defense a dozen years ago, it may be able to pull off similarly devastating attacks today.

Members of Congress reluctant to read the full report ought to remember that the 9/11 assault missed its fourth target: them.

Paul Sperry is a Hoover Institution media fellow and author of “Infiltration” and “Muslim Mafia.”

The NSA’s “Lone Wolf” Justification for Mass Spying Is B.S.

by WashingtonsBlog

All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing
The NSA’s main justification for Constitution-shredding mass surveillance on all Americans is 9/11.

In reality:

Top security experts say that mass spying interferes with U.S. counter-terror efforts (more here and here)
American presidents agree
The chairs of the 9/11 Commission say that the spying has gone way too far (and that the Director of National Intelligence should be prosecuted for lying about the spying program)
Top officials say that the claim that the government could only have stopped the attacks if it had been able to spy on Americans is wholly false
The NSA was already conducting mass surveillance prior to 9/11
But we want to focus on another angle: the unspoken assumption by the NSA that we need mass surveillance because “lone wolf” terrorists don’t leave as many red flags as governments, so the NSA has to spy on everyone to find the needle in the haystack.

But this is nonsense. The 9/11 hijackers were not lone wolves.

The former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, outside adviser to the CIA, and Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – says:

I have personally talked to the other cochair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry, a man who was a very distinguished congressman and, later, director of the CIA [Porter Goss], I have talked to the two chairs of the … 9/11 Commission, asking them, what do you think were the prospects of these 19 people being able to plan, practice, and execute the complicated plot that was 9/11 without any external support?

All three of them used almost the same word: “Implausible”. That it is implausible that that could have been the case.

Yet that has now become the conventional wisdom to the aggressive exclusion of other alternatives.

Indeed, it is pretty clear that 9/11 was state-sponsored terror … although people argue about which state or states were responsible (we personally believe that at least two allied governments were involved).

Indeed, Graham – unlike with 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey – said in sworn declarations that the Saudi is linked to the 9/11 attacks. They’re calling for either a “permanent 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it.

An FBI report implicates the Saudi government.

And many other top U.S. counter-terrorism officials say that the government’s explanation of the 9/11 hijackers being “lone wolves” connected only to Al Qaeda is ridiculous. See this and this.

If this sounds implausible, remember that Saudi Prince Bandar – head of Saudi intelligence – helped to arm the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan, and is now arming Al Qaeda in Syria. (Background). Respected financial writer Ambrose Evans-Pritchard says that Prince Bandar admitted that Saudi Arabia carries out false flag terror.

Indeed, the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 found that the Saudi government supported the 9/11 attacks, but the Bush administration classified the 28 pages of the report which discussed the Saudis.

Bipartisan Bill to Publicly Release Report on Saudi Involvement In 9/11
A bipartisan bill – introduced by congressmen Walter B. Jones (Republican from North Carolina) and Stephen Lynch (Democrat from Massachusetts) would declassify the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry which implicate the Saudi government.

Some assume that passage of the bill is assured …

But both the Bush and Obama administrations have fought to keep Saudi involvement under wraps for more than 10 years.

Remember, the U.S. government allowed members of Bin Laden’s family – and other suspicious Saudis – hop on airplanes and leave the country right after 9/11 without even interviewing them, even though air traffic was grounded for everyone else.

Additionally, a Saudi FBI informant hosted and rented a room to Mihdhar and another 9/11 hijacker in 2000.

Investigators for the Congressional Joint Inquiry discovered that an FBI informant had hosted and even rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House.

As the New York Times notes:

Senator Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who is a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the White House on Tuesday of covering up evidence ….The accusation stems from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to allow investigators for a Congressional inquiry and the independent Sept. 11 commission to interview an informant, Abdussattar Shaikh, who had been the landlord in San Diego of two Sept. 11 hijackers.

In his book “Intelligence Matters,” Mr. Graham, the co-chairman of the Congressional inquiry with Representative Porter J. Goss, Republican of Florida, said an F.B.I. official wrote them in November 2002 and said “the administration would not sanction a staff interview with the source.” On Tuesday, Mr. Graham called the letter “a smoking gun” and said, “The reason for this cover-up goes right to the White House.”

The government obstructed the 9/11 Commission in every way possible. During both the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and the 9/11 Commission investigation, government “minders” intimidated witnesses and obstructed the investigation.

Obama has been no better. Obama’s Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the lawsuit brought by the families of victims killed in the 9/11 attacks against Saudi Arabia should be thrown out of court (it was).

And Graham said that he’s lobbied Obama for years to release the 28 pages and to reopen the investigation, but Obama has refused. The former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and 9/11 investigator has even resorted to filing Freedom of Information requests to obtain information, but the Obama administration is still stonewalling:

Graham said that like the 28 pages in the 9/11 inquiry, the Sarasota case is being “covered up” by U.S. intelligence. Graham has been fighting to get the FBI to release the details of this investigation with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and litigation. But so far the bureau has stalled and stonewalled, he said.

Still Urgent Today
Ancient history, you say?

Graham notes:

Although it’s been more than a decade ago when this horrific event occurred, I think [the questions of who supported the attacks] have real consequences to U.S. actions today.

For example, the U.S. might not want to support – let alone launch joint military adventure alongside – a regime which supported the 9/11 hijackers.

As Graham told told PBS last year:

[Question]: Senator Graham, are there elements in this report, which are classified that Americans should know about but can’t?

SEN. BOB GRAHAM: Yes … I was surprised at the evidence that there were foreign governments involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.

I am stunned that we have not done a better job of pursuing that to determine if other terrorists received similar support and, even more important, if the infrastructure of a foreign government assisting terrorists still exists for the current generation of terrorists who are here planning the next plots.

To me that is an extremely significant issue and most of that information is classified, I think overly-classified. I believe the American people should know the extent of the challenge that we face in terms of foreign government involvement. That would motivate the government to take action.

[Question]: Are you suggesting that you are convinced that there was a state sponsor behind 9/11?

SEN. BOB GRAHAM: I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing — although that was part of it — by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down, make the further case, or find the evidence that would indicate that that is not true and we can look for other reasons why the terrorists were able to function so effectively in the United States.

[Question]: Do you think that will ever become public, which countries you’re talking about?

SEN. BOB GRAHAM: It will become public at some point when it’s turned over to the archives, but that’s 20 or 30 years from now. And, we need to have this information now because it’s relevant to the threat that the people of the United States are facing today.

And – most importantly – if the entire mass spying program is based on the “lone wolf” theory of 9/11, it is unnecessary and counterproductive.

Postscript: Ironically, the U.S. government has in the past alleged state sponsorship of 9/11 when it suited its purposes. Specifically, people may not remember now, but – at the time – the supposed Iraqi state sponsorship of 9/11 was at least as important a justification for the Iraq war as the alleged weapons of mass destruction. This claim that Iraq is linked to 9/11 has since been debunked by the 9/11 Commission, top government officials, and even – long after they alleged such a link – Bush and Cheney themselves. But 70% of the American public believed it at the time, and 85% of U.S. troops believed the U.S. mission in Iraq was “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks.”