JANUARY 2000 : (MALAYSIA TERROR SUMMIT _ ---see IRAQI NATIONAL AHMAD HIKMAT SHAKIR/SHAKUR) JANUARY 5, 2000 : (---see AULAQI) HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW TODAY about Ahmed Hikmat Shakir. In August 1999, Shakir, a 37-year-old Iraqi, accepted a position as a "facilitator" at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A "facilitator" works for an airline and assists VIP travelers with paperwork required for entry and other logistical issues. Shakir got the job because someone in the Iraqi embassy in Malaysia wanted him to have it. He started that fall. Although Shakir officially worked for Malaysian Airlines, his contact in the Iraqi embassy controlled his schedule. On January 5, 2000, Shakir apparently received an assignment from his embassy contact. He was to escort a recent arrival through immigration at the airport. Khalid al Mihdhar, a well-connected al Qaeda member who would later help hijack American Airlines Flight 77, had come to Malaysia for an important al Qaeda meeting that would last at least three days. (Shakir may have also assisted Nawaf al Hazmi, another hijacker, thought to have arrived on January 4, 2000.) -----------Stephen Hayes:See No Evil, Hear No Evil(What the 9/11 Commission narrative left out: Iraqis) The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes Posted on 08/28/2005 1:49:07 PM PDT by RWR8189
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
OCTOBER 2001 : (IRAQI NATIONAL AHMAD HIKMAT SHAKIR/SHAKUR LEAVES QATAR FOR AMMAN JORDAN) Shakir [Ahmad Hikmat Shakir] left his home in Qatar in October 2001, for Amman, where he was detained by Jordanian authorities for several months. But the Jordanians released him ..... - "U.S.: Top al-Qaeda operative recently in Baghdad," AP, October 2, 2002
2001 : (IRAQI NATIONAL AHMAD HIKMAT SHAKIR/SHAKUR) When Shakir was arrested shortly after the 9/11 attacks, his "pocket litter," in the parlance of the investigators, included contact information for Musab Yasin and another 1993 plotter, a Kuwaiti native named Ibrahim Suleiman. . These facts alone, linking the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, would seem to cry out for additional scrutiny, no? ------------Stephen Hayes:See No Evil, Hear No Evil(What the 9/11 Commission narrative left out: Iraqis) The Weekly Standard ^ | September 5 / September 12, 2005 | Stephen F. Hayes Posted on 08/28/2005 1:49:07 PM PDT by RWR8189
2002 before OCT : (IRAQ : IRAQI AHMED HIKMAT SHAKIR IS IN BAGHDAD )
Very important and thank you for updating this page, Piasa.
Al Jazeera is also based in Qatar, and a number of their reporters have been caught aiding al Qaeda.
Qatar, while a useful US ally, is also pro-Muslim Brotherhood, and is meddling in Mali where al Qaeda is battling for control against France.
The Iraqi, Hikmat Shakir, in his pocket litter had conact info for a number of known al Qaeda terrorists and also had an old number for Taba Investments - the very same number used by al Qaeda's most senior Iraqi member Mahmdouh Mahmoud Salim. Taba Investments was an al Qaeda front group in Africa which was known for buying uranium among other things while bin Laden was in Sudan, under the patronage of Tourabi's NIF, which wa salso backed by Iran. A guy named Bayazid worked at Taba; Bayazid listed his home address as the same location as the charity Benevolence International, based in Obama's home turf of Illinois.
Despite all of this, Qatar released Ahmad Hikmat Shakir and he fled to Iraq.