Abdussattar Shaikh was the FBI counter-terrorism informant in San Diego housing Hazmi and Mihdhar, the first 9-11 hijackers to come to America and they were being tracked by the CIA and Saudi Intelligence – some would say “assisted by”
Files 17 and 18 tell us Abdussattar Shaikh, the FBI counter-terrorism informant in San Diego housing 9/11 hijackers Hazmi and Mihdhar was code named “Muppet”.
Code named Muppet
FBI informant codenamed “Muppet.” Two September 11 hijackers , Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar, resided in San Diego with an FBI informant codenamed “Muppet. “A third hijacker may also have visited Muppet’s residence. The FBI agent handling “Muppet” prior to the attacks was aware that Muppet had two Saudi roommates named “Nawaf’ and “Khalid,” but did not know their complete identities until after the attacks. The FBI has investigated Muppet and has concluded that he did not have advance knowledge of the attacks . The FBI acknowledges that some questions remain with regard to Muppet’s credibility, but does not believe that the remaining issues reflect on the central issue of whether he was aware of the hijackers’ plans or intentions . The Joint Inquiry was not able to interview or depose Muppet to address these issues. page 11/47
Muppet – Interesting choice for a codename
Muppet -A person who is ignorant and generally has no idea about anything.
From the Joint Inquiry report:
While the agent says he asked the informant for the individuals’ last names, the informant never provided that information. page 50/858
During one of their last contacts, al-Hazmi advised the informant that he was moving to Arizona to attend flight training, but the informant did not advise the FBI of this information until after the September 11 attacks
Because President Bush and the FBI refused to allow The Joint Inquiry to interview or depose the informant.
From Joint Inquiry:
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. page 51/858
On October 9 2002 Agent Steven Butler, the FBI Handler for Abdussattar Shaikh/Muppet, testified at a closed hearing.
On October 9, members of the special congressional committee investigating the 9/11 attacks met privately with a key FBI witness.
After the FBI agent finished testifying, the open meetings with Tenet and Mueller were summarily canceled. 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.
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.”
The “Saudi Arabian money that wound up in the hands of two of the 9/11 hijackers.” Would be the Bandar-Basnan-Bayoumi-hijackers money flow. What else did he testify to?
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.
Years ago, I filed a MDR with the Justice Department to declassify this memo. They responded that they don’t know anything about this memo. Erik Larson moderator at 911blogger tried a FOIA request on this memo and got the same result. I then contacted Eleanor Hill myself to tell her this and she said she can’t tell me anything because it’s all classified but then asked me if I had read Bob Grahams book “Intelligence Matters” and I said I had read it. She said he was very upset that this was being kept from the American people and she then told me that the Senate Intelligence Committee should have a copy of everything including that memo.
But now we know more of what this “explosive testimony” was.
from 28 pages unclassified recently….
October 9, 2002 closed hearing. The former case agent who handled Muppet testified:
“Al-Bayoumi acted like a Saudi intelligence officer, in my opinion. And if he was involved with the hijackers, which it looks like he was, if he signed leases, if he provided some sort of financing or payment of some sort, then I would say that there’s a clear possibility that there might be a connection between Saudi intelligence and UBL.”
There is a ton of solid evidence that Bin Laden was a Saudi Intelligence and Pakistani Intelligence asset until the day he died. The story of the Saudi’s dis-owning Bin Laden and kicking him out of their country is a BS plausible deniability story. If Bin laden headed a terrorist group that wanted to overthrow the Saudi Government they would cut his head off. Instead they give him millions of dollars and are the only country on the planet earth (other than Pakistan) who recognize and fund the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan and who are providing Bin Laden a safe haven to run his terrorists camps. It isn’t rocket science to see through the Saudi lying smoke screen. It was Saudi Intelligence who worked with the CIA, not bin laden directly. It’s not necessary.
Butler told a truth– Al Qaeda was a creation and run by Saudi Intelligence (yes-with assistance from the CIA) They were “freedom fighters” when the CIA helped fund and recruit them fighting the Russians.
PRINCE BANDAR: This is ironic. In the mid-’80s, if you remember, we and the United — Saudi Arabia and the United States were supporting the Mujahideen to liberate Afghanistan from the Soviets. He came to thank me for my efforts to bring the Americans, our friends, to help us against the atheists, he said the communists.
“Muppets handler” Special Agent Steven Butler said this at the hearing held on October 9, 2002.…
Al-Bayoumi acted like a Saudi intelligence officer, in my opinion. And if he was involved with the hijackers, which it looks like he was, if he signed leases, if he provided some sort of financing or payment of some sort, then I would say that there’s a clear possibility that there might be a connection between Saudi intelligence and UBL.
Bin Laden was a Saudi Intelligence and Pakistani Intelligence asset until the day he died.
Ask yourself why the only two governments to recognize the Taliban as a legitimate Government…you know the Taliban, that gave refuge and protection to the group dedicated to the overthrow of the Saudi Government? Are Saudi Arabia and Pakistan? Even after 9-11….
Now, only two nations, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, recognize the Taliban as the legitimate Afghan government.
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 — page 142/858
Because Al Qaeda was created by Saudi Intelligence. Bin Laden was a Saudi Intelligence Asset and a Pakistani Intelligence Asset. His handler in Pakistan is not exactly a secret…
It’s against the law to reveal the truth, it’s classified, because on March 19 2003 the Iraq war starts. This truth was classified, but the day before on Oct 8 2002 the world heard this instead…..
“We know that Iraq and al Qaeda have had high-level contacts that go back a decade.” – Mass Murderer and Traitor G. Bush on Tuesday, October 8, 2002
“there might be a connection between Saudi intelligence and UBL.“ -October 9, 2002 closed hearing. The former case agent who handled Muppet
“We know that Iraq and al Qaeda have had high-level contacts that go back a decade.” – October 8, 2002 Speach by lying Traitor G. Bush
Is the MSM going to continue to be tools and and a propoganda machine for Government corruption, and continue to be less relevant everyday? Or are they going to start exposing this disgusting treason and corruption?