Comment: Below I have noted information about the CIA and FBI having knowledge about two alleged 9/11 hijackers being connected to Saudi Intelligence prior to 9/11, but withholding that information. I use the term "alleged" because I don't think the facts add up.
"U.S. intelligence officials said that in January of 2000, Khalid al-mihdhar and Nawaf al-hazmi. attended a meeting of known terrorists in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, That fact was communicated by the CIA to the FBI."
"It appears that this first Malaysia meetings cable was provided to the FBI. In a January 5 threat update reflected an almost verbatim recitation of portions of the CIA's first Malaysia meetings cable, including the same spelling mistake in reference to a particular place in Malaysia, which indicates that the CIA provided a copy of the first Malaysia meetings cable to the FBI…." http://www.fas.
The CIA was tracking the hijackers and knew they were mujihadeen and associated with so called terrorists. They deliberately let them into the U.S.
The C.I.A. did not ask the State Department to place Khalid al-mihdhar and Nawaf al-hazmi names on a watch list intended to prevent entry into the United States until late August 2001. By then, they were both in the country. The C.I.A. passed on information about the two men to the F.B.I. in late August, but by then the bureau had little time to track them down.
FBI Director Freeh, asked for any information from the CIA on what they had on the al Qaeda meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Despite the fact that the CIA did indeed have this information, they either denied its existence or refused to respond to the FBI's requests. The CIA withheld material information from an ongoing FBI investigation, which was a crime
In July 2001, emails between high-level CIA managers and CIA officers, indicated that al-Mihdhar was going to take part in the next big al Qaeda attack. When these CIA officers requested permission to transfer this information to the FBI, they were denied. Yet, at almost the same time, CIA Director Tenet was holding meetings at the White House describing a huge al Qaeda attack about to take place inside of the US.
On August 22, 2001, when the CIA discovered that both Mihdhar and Hazmi were in the US, the CIA knew they were here to take part in a huge (alleged) al Qaeda attack.
High level managers at the CIA Bin Laden unit, the CIA Yemen station, prevented the transfer of information regarding the Kuala Lumpur meeting to the FBI investigators, the FBI Bin laden unit, the FBI RFU and even by the Director of the FBI.
Source: [9/11 Commission report, Footnote 81, p 581]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation had a confidential informer who rented rooms in California to two of the (alleged) Sept. 11 hijackers…
"A former landlord of two of the September 11 hijackers was an FBI informant at the time, knowledgeable sources confirm to CNN."
In 2000, a 68-year-old man named Abdussattar Shaikh rented a room in his house in a San Diego suburb, Lemon Grove. http://www.usnews.
FBI HQ in Washington was warned to spread the word about suspicious Arabs at flight training school by Special Agent Steven Butler in Arizona, and they refused to spread that word. FBI HQ in Washington refused to allow the MN agents to check out Zacarias Moussaoui. (see below information on the FBI refusing to allow searches and interview of Moussaoui by MN FBI 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 (alleged) 9/11 hijackers. The two men had rented a room from a man Butler had used as a confidential informant, According to officials familiar with his account, Butler said that he had alerted his superiors about the money flows but the warning went nowhere.
When these two alleged hijackers got to America, the person who picked them up and actually moved them into this informants apartment was Omar al-Bayoumi, an agent of Saudi Arabia. He even paid their first months rent and opened up a bank account for them. The money was reimbursed into his own account.
"Newsweek said, however, the FBI uncovered financial records showing payments to the family of al-Bayoumi from a Washington bank account held in the name of Princess Haifa Al-Faisal, wife of the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and daughter of the late King Faisal."
Princess Haifa Al-Faisal sent the to Majeda Dweikat, the Jordanian wife of Osama Basnan, a Saudi living in San Diego. Basnan's wife signs many of the checks over to her friend Manal Bajadr, the wife of Omar al-Bayoumi. The payments are made through Riggs Bank, a bank which appears to have turned a blind eye to Saudi embassy transaction and also has longstanding ties to covert CIA operations. Basnan and his wife were "very good friends" of al-Bayoumi and his wife. Both couples lived at the Parkwood Apartments at the same time as the two (alleged) hijackers.
Many US investigators will later conclude that al-Bayoumi was in fact a Saudi spy. Some FBI officials allegedly conclude that Alhazmi and Almihdhar also were connected to Saudi intelligence.
When Al-hazmi and Al-mihdhar attend a San Diego flying school in May 2000, they are accompanied by one or even two men called Hani. (Possibly Hani Hanjour)
Senator Bob Graham (D) co-chaired the congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks, alleges that the White House has covered up possible Saudi Arabian government connections to hijackers Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar. He also concludes that President Bush directed the FBI "to restrain and obfuscate" investigations into these ties, possibly to protect US-Saudi relations.
Proceeds from the cashed checks, investigators believe, were used by Al-mihdhar and Al-hazmi.
Government officials told U.S. News, FBI and treasury investigators had begun formal inquiries into the flow of funds through the Saudi Embassy in Washington. Bank accounts of the embassy and embassy personnel enjoy diplomatic immunity. http://www.usnews.
So, AWOL Bush's good friend Saudi Ambassador Bandar was evidently helping to finance the (alleged) hijackers.
Al-Bayoumi guy was working for the Saudi Government. He left the country in July of 2001. But what is never reported anywhere, is evidently he had a replacement that the FBI admits in this recently unclassified document was working for Saudi Intelligence......
The CIA and FBI ignored the possibility that two of the (alleged) hijackers, Khalid Almidhar and Nawaf Alhazmi, both Saudis, were given Saudi money from two Saudi men they met in California in the year before the attacks, The New York Times reported in its Saturday editions.
Sources said the payments amounted to about $3,500 a month. The money filtered into the al-Bayoumi family's bank account in early 2000, just a few months after Almidhar and Alhazmi arrived in Los Angeles from an Al Qaeda planning summit, Newsweek said in a report posted on its Web site Friday night.
Source: A draft report by a joint congressional committee probing the terrorist attacks, http://www.foxnews.
Within days of the 9-11 attacks, agents of New Scotland Yard, working in conjunction with the FBI, raided al-Bayoumi's apartment in England and found papers hidden beneath the floorboards, according to Newsweek magazine, that had the phone numbers of several officials at the Saudi embassy in Washington
9/11 commission cover-up attempts:
"Separately, documents made public in federal court in Alexandria, Va., late last month showed that the Justice Department sought unsuccessfully to prevent F.B.I. agents, and the bureau's director, Robert S. Mueller III, from testifying publicly before the joint inquiry."
That was intentional by the way. So what about this FBI Agent testifying,(
"On October 9, members of the special congressional committee investigating the 9/11 attacks met privately with a key FBI witness. The next day, panel members were to meet in open session with CIA Director George Tenet and FBI Director Robert Mueller. After the FBI agent finished testifying, the open meetings with Tenet and Mueller were summarily canceled."
The first indication of a cover-up came when President Bush attempted to appoint Henry Kissinger to head the 9/11 Commission. Kissinger's consulting firm, Kissinger Associates, has had dealings with Saudi Arabia in the past (Scheer, no pagination). When the public and activists raised the roof over this move, Henry was replaced with Thomas Kean. Kean is the director of oil giant Amerada Hess (Hicks 76). At the time of the 9/11 hearings Amerada Hess was conducting a joint venture with the Saudi Arabian oil company Delta Oil (76). The idea that Kean would follow the Saudi money trail of 9/11 was laughable.
In May 2000, Alhazmi and Almihdhar arrived at Sorbi's Flying Club, a small school 20 miles north of San Diego, and announced that they wanted to learn to fly Boeing airliners. [Washington Post, 9/30/01] They were there with someone named "Hani"—presumably hijacker Hani Hanjour—but only the two of them went up in an airplane. [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 9/28/01] Instructor Rick Garza says the dream to fly big jets is the goal of practically every student who comes to the school, but what he noticed as unusual was their lack of any basic understanding of aircraft. Once, he asked Al-mihdhar to draw the aircraft. "He drew the wings on backwards," he said. Both spoke English poorly, but Almihdhar in particular seemed impossible to communicate with. Rather than following the instructions he was given, he would vaguely reply, "Very good. Very nice." [Chicago Tribune, 9/30/01]
The two offered extra money to Garza if he would teach them to fly multi-engine Boeing planes, but Garza had to decline. [Washington Post, 9/30/01] "I told them they had to learn a lot of other things first… It was like Dumb and Dumber. I mean, they were clueless. It was clear to me they weren't going to make it as pilots." [Observer, 10/7/01]
There are several reports that Alhazmi traveled to Arizona in January 2001, where he met up with 9/11 plotter Hani Hanjour to resume his flight training. For example, Newsweek reported that after "having flunked out of two California flight schools, [Alhazmi] decided to try his luck in Phoenix" where the magazine said he stayed until April 2001. [Newsweek, 6/2/02] The Los Angeles Times also reported that Alhazmi had renewed his flight training in Arizona but failed to mention for how long. [Los Angeles Times, 9/1/02]
Another piece of evidence suggesting that Alhazmi had continued his training in Arizona included a cashier's check for a Phoenix-area flight school that was found in his car by FBI agents shortly after the attacks as well as evidence that he and Hanjour had flown from Phoenix to Las Vegas in June 2001. [Arizona Republic, 9/28/01] It is also possible that at some point Almihdhar had been in Arizona learning to fly as well. [Arizona Republic, 9/28/01]
Comment: This sounds to me like more false evidence deliberately left to prove the 9/11 jets was flown by some of the alleged hijackers- the patsies.
At the same time that the FBI was getting close to investigating Alhazmi and Almihdhar, the Mossad, Israel's feared secret service, gave the US an urgent warning, according to recent reports from Germany. These reports say that on August 23, 2001, the Mossad gave the CIA a list of terrorists living in the US and said that they appeared to be planning to carry out an attack in the near future.
It appears that a spy ring run by the Mossad had been closely following these terrorists for many months. A Drug Enforcement Administration report on the Israeli spy ring noted the presence of Israeli spies in San Diego, California and Phoenix, Arizona at times when Alhazmi and Almihdhar would have been in those cities. This report was dated June 2001 and was leaked after 9/11. [DEA Report, 6/01]
Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar were not like the other hijackers. While it is true that the two Saudis were of a similar age and the same nationality as most of the other 9/11 conspirators (Alhazmi was 25 and Almihdhar was 26 [Newsweek, 6/2/02]), they had much more worldly and militant backgrounds than the others, despite their young ages. In the mid-1990s both apparently were in the Bosnia conflict, and then fought in Chechnya at various times between 1996 and 1998. [Observer, 9/23/01, CIA Director Tenet Testimony, 6/18/02, Arab News, 9/20/01, ABC News, 1/9/02, Los Angeles Times, 9/1/02]
Comment: Note the CIA ran an operation wherein the mujihadeen was placed in Bosnia to fight the Serbs.
It is obvious that this "evidence" was planted by individuals wishing to direct the blame towards Osama Bin Laden. How is it possible that Arab students who had never flown an airplane could take a simulator course and then fly jumbo jets with the skill and precision of "top-gun" pilots? It is not possible and the fact is, the true identities of the 9-11 hijackers remains a mystery. In the days following the disclosure of the "hijackers" names and faces, no less than 7 of the Arab individuals named came forward to protest their obvious innocence. 67
That's right! Seven of the nineteen "hijackers" are alive and well. They were victims of identity theft, some of whom had had their passports stolen. They were interviewed by several news organizations including the Telegraph of England. Here's an excerpt from David Harrison's Telegraph story entitled:
Revealed: The Men With Stolen Identities:
"Their names were flashed around the world as suicide hijackers who carried out the attacks on America. But yesterday four innocent men told how their identities had been stolen. The men - all from Saudi Arabia - spoke of their shock at being mistakenly named by the FBI as suicide terrorists. None of the four was in the United States on September 11 and all are alive in their home country. The Telegraph obtained the first interviews with the men since they learnt that they were on the FBI's list of hijackers who died in the crashes in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. All four said that they were "outraged" to be identified as terrorists. One has never been to America and another is a Saudi Airlines pilot who was on a training course in Tunisia at the time of the attacks. Saudi Airlines said it was considering legal action against the FBI for seriously damaging its reputation and that of its pilots." 68
"Mr Al-Hamzi is 26 and had just returned to work at a petrochemical complex in the industrial eastern city of Yanbou after a holiday in Saudi Arabia when the hijackers struck. He was accused of hijacking the American Airlines Flight 77 that hit the Pentagon." - Telegraph 23rd September 2001.
Khalid Al-Mihdhar (Flight 77)
"Saudi officials at the embassy were unable to verify the whereabouts of the fifth accused hijacker, Khalid Al-Mihdhar. However, Arab newspapers say Al-Mihdhar is still alive.
"..... there are suggestions that another suspect, Khalid Al Midhar may also be alive." - BBC 23rd September 2001
Even after the above has appeared in the world's media the FBI has made no attempt to alter its web-sites which clearly list the wrong names, wrong photos, wrong identities and probably wrong nationalities of the real hijackers.
Given that the hijackers (if there were any) were clearly using false identities, why has the FBI never attempted to find out the hijackers true identities? Why does the FBI seem totally disinterested in apprehending the real culprits? This lack of action from one of our "trusted" government departments is very close to treason.
On 9/11 the US was conducting a live-fly exercise
Comment: Live fly means flying real civilian airplanes to simulate hijacking of civilian aircraft.
Mike Ruppert based his information upon confirmation, in writing, from a NORAD official, though the wargame remains classified.
This was one of five wargames/simulation
We already know that the CIA, through the National Reconaissance Office, was conducting a simulation of planes flying into buildings on the morning of Sept 11. This was called a "bizarre coincidence"
The Pentagon, under the auspices of the Joint Chiefs, was running a live-fly exercise of a response to multiple hijackings. Numerous aircraft, military and civilian, were used in the exercise.
Do you remember that day, hearing that a dozen or so other aircraft were thought hijacked? This is why.
With many fighters already committed to other wargames, the number remaining to respond to a threat were outnumbered by the number of apparently hijacked planes. With the transponders switched off, identities of the genuine threat from the simulated became confused.
On the same morning of 9/11, the Pentagon, under the auspices of the Joint Chiefs, was running a live-fly exercise of a response to multiple hijackings. Numerous aircraft, military and civilian, were used in the exercise.
Ruppert noted also the change in the standing orders for shoot down on June 1 2001, which took the decisions out of the hands of the field officers and gave it solely to the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Ruppert suggests that confusion was sewn to blind commanders who might be anticipated to send fighters into the sky and seek approval after the fact. This, in fact, did happen.
Most fighter units were committed, some to Alaska and Northern Canada, to wargames.
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