Skip to comments.Able Danger, 9-11 Report, Gorelick, and so much more...
Posted on 08/12/2005 12:19:36 PM PDT by backhoe
A few with stuff on Gorelick:
"John Deutch was an undesecretary in President Carter's Energy Department and a member of the Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee from 1979-1980. During his time there, Jamie Gorelick acted as his legal counsel."
9/11 Commission's Staff Ignored Military's Early Identification of Chief Hijacker
NYTIMES ^ | 08/11/05 | DOUGLAS JEHL and PHILIP SHENON
9/11 Commission Wants Atta Claims Pursued
Associated Press/AP Online ^ | Wednesday, 10 August 2005, 18:00 CDT | John J. Lumpkin
THE 9/11 COMMISSION IN MORTAL DANGER
The Corner on National Review Online ^ | 08/11/05 | John Podhoretz
Sandy Berger "TROUSER-GATE" links:
various | August 10, 2005 | Various
Congressman: U.S. Intel Knew 9/11 Plotters
New York Post ^ | August 9, 2005 | Kimberly Hefling
I don't believe there was any mention of this:
Osama met with Saddam in Iraq.
March 23, 2002. The Times of India
September 11 Victims Sue Iraq.
September 4, 2002. BBC.
Spain links 9/11 suspect to Baghdad.
March 16, 2003. The Observer.
A judge sees the documents linking OBL and Saddam.
June 25, 2003. The Tennessean.
Memo shows Iraq And Saddam Contacted OBL.
September 12, 2003. The Washington Times.
Iraq and terrorism - no doubt about it. Specific names of Al Qaeda terrorists working in and with Iraq
September 19, 2003. National Review.
Mohammed's Account links Iraq to 9/11 and first WTC attack:
September 22, 2003. Newsweek.
Osama's Best Friend: The Further Connections Between Al Qaeda and Saddam.
November 3, 2003. The Weekly Standard
Less than two months before 9/11/01, the state-controlled Iraqi newspaper Al-Nasiriya carried a column headlined, American, an Obsession called Osama Bin Ladin. (July 21, 2001)
In the piece, Baath Party writer Naeem Abd Muhalhal predicted that bin Laden would attack the US with the seriousness of the Bedouin of the desert about the way he will try to bomb the Pentagon after he destroys the White House.
The same state-approved column also insisted that bin Laden will strike America on the arm that is already hurting, and that the US will curse the memory of Frank Sinatra every time he hears his songs an apparent reference to the Sinatra classic, New York, New York.
March 28, 2004, NewsMax
There are hundreds more of these that were not in the 9/11 Commission Report.
This, for one thing:
The Gunny Is Starting To Freak Out -- On April 19, 2004, I published a column on Men's News Daily saying the 9-11 Commission would fail for a multitude of reasons, one of which was a blatant conflict of interest regarding commission member and rabid Clintonista Jamie Gorelick
U.S. knew of al Qaeda cell before 9/11 -- Able Danger, identified a terrorist cell based in Brooklyn, NY
WELDON'S SPECIAL ORDER ON "ABLE DANGER" ~~ The truth behind Sept 11, 2001..... -- I love the liberal bumper sticker that says, "when clinton lied no one died". I just say to them-- oh, what about the 3000+ on 9/11 now I can really rub it in.. More of the BJs legacy.
'POST-IT' BLUNDER -- Wasn't it Jamie Gorelick that implemented the policy that intellegence can't tell the FBI about stuff? And wasn't this just about the time that Charlie Tree was funneling money into the Clinton coffers?
Four in 9/11 Plot Are Called Tied to Qaeda in '00 -- This article is MUST reading. There is a ton of highly classified stuff in this report, which I think cuts closer to reality than most "for public consumption" stuff the sheeple are fed. Particulary note the importance of "data mining"--
Ramzi Yousef (1993 WTC) and Terry Nichols (OKC) crossed paths in the Phillipines. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (9/11)was Yousef's uncle. It is interesting to note that Yousef entered the United States on an Iraqi passport and had been known among the New York fundamentalists as "Rashid, the Iraqi". Another name that could be thrown into the mix is Abdul Rahman Yasin, a U.S. citizen who moved to Iraq in the 1960's and returned to the U.S. in 1992. After the 1993 WTC bombing, Yasin fled to Iraq and was given monthly salary and housing by Saddam Hussein's regime.
Gorelick and OKC:
Millennial Mistake Jamie Gorelicks dangerous wall of separation. -- The truth about what went on before 9/11 is bound to have the average voter connecting the dots from Gorelick and Sandy Burglar to Clinton. (Bad news for Hill, who plans to run on Bill's record.)
Don't miss the latest from today's New York Times:
What Gorelick Wants
| 6/02/04 | Jonathan M. Stein
Here is a few dots on this that might line up.
Atta was on German intelligence's watchlist for quite awhile before 9/11. He travelled to Afghanistan to train in Bin Laden's camps in 1998.
How Able Danger identified Atta and the other members of the cell in the US is not clear right now.
The DOD intelligence may have had Atta under a watch list because he was roomates in Hamburg with two other 9/11 pilots, Hazmi and Mihdhar, that DOD had been surveilling.
Besides the fact that they had trained in Afghanistan, they also attended a meetings in Kuala Lampour, with Ramzi Yousef on the plan to blow-up airliners in south-east asia. (9/11 Commission Report)
Yousef planned the 1993 WTC bombing but escaped and Yousef was caught in the Phillipines soon after this Kuala Lampour meeting.
Hazmi and Mihdhar left the Kuala Lampour meeting and travelled immediately to Los Angelos (9/11 Commission Report.)
According to what Rep. Ben Weldon said on Fox on Wednesday, DOD wanted to inform the FBI that the two probable terrorists were in Los Angelos and should be picked up but Clinton lawyers in DOD told them they could not do so. (the New York or Brooklyn connection is that they were tied to Yousef who was leader of the New York cell that tried to blow-up the WTC the frist time.)
Atta met up with these two guys in the US in March or April of 2000.
Might have been nice if Able Danger could have picked them up or at least told the FBI to pick them up.
Hmmmmm ..?? You are probably right!
Great work once again Backhoe!
And .. doesn't this help explain 2 events more clearly .. Clinton taking to the streets of NYC and stopping people and telling them he was sorry and he did everything he could to stop them.
Then we have a former Clinton administration person (Berger) STEALING DOCUMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES.
We can't let this die! Rush said today that the print and TV media are not going to pick up and carry this story.
I sent an e-mail to Brit Hume about the work that is being done here.
Katherine Herridge is following this on Fox as well, she just reported that she's met with one of the military intelligence officers. Not only did they identify the members of Brooklyn cell in 1999-200 but also 4 or 5 others, including Hamburg, Tanzania and several others. These guys had Ramsi Bin al-Shibh pinned as well.
What the Atta data really showed was that Atta was connected to Iraq. Now .. how many times have we heard the democrats say .. "there is no connection between AQ and Iraq". Which also meant there was no reason for Bush to go to Iraq.
Now .. with the exposure of the Able Danger info .. it proves there WAS A CONNECTION BETWEEN AQ and Iraq .. which is what the Bush admin has always maintained .. and Kennedy's "lie after lie after lie" statement proves IT WAS THE DEMOCRATS WHO WHERE THE LYING LIARS.
Some democrat called Rush's program today and HE WAS LIVID over this Able Danger information. He was almost spitting nails. I believe the more this information gets out - the less chance any dems have of getting elected in 2006.
The dems thought they were going to have the "Rove" scandal to pummel the repubs with in 2006, and instead they ended up with the Gorelick-gate scandal .. LOL!!
We would all have to totally turn off the TV to get away from Aruba. They did the same thing with Laci Peterson, the stories are shoved down our throats then we are told we, the public demand it.
And Gorlick will most likely be the AG if Clinton wins the presidency
I do NOT believe Starr has the spine, appetite or constitution for such a job ... he's kinda wimpy, if you ask me. Patrick Fitzgerald would be just the kind of barracuda (and he MAY BE swimming with the sharks as we speak) who could handle something so huge and sweeping as a monster of an incestuous diabological scheme. Whoever gets to deal with this needs to be an absolute unremitting barrracude .. NO prisoners .. NO gimmes, and it needs to happen NOW.
backhoe: I haven't gone through all the links, so I don't know if you have this yet:
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This is probably why a Congressional investigation is in order. Here we have the staff of the 9/11 Commission investigating themselves. And Congress should look into one particular Commission investigator, Deitrich Snell, who according to the NY Times story yesterday was the staff person who interviewed the Able Danger team member at Commission headquarters in July, 2004 10 days before the Commissions Final Report was released:
Mr. Snell also prosecuted one of the Bojinka plot conspirators and turned down a deal with the terrorist:
Abdul Hakim Murad, a conspirator in the 1995 Bojinka plot with Ramzi Yousef, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and others, was convicted in 1996 of his role in the Bojinka plot (see January 6, 1995). He is about to be sentenced for that crime. He offers to cooperate with federal prosecutors in return for a reduction in his sentence, but prosecutors turn down his offer.
Dietrich Snell, the prosecutor who convicted Murad, says after 9/11 that he doesnt remember any such offer. But court papers and others familiar with the case later confirmed that Murad does offer to cooperate at this time. Snell claimed he only remembers hearing that Murad had described an intention to hijack a plane and fly it into CIA headquarters. However, in 1995 Murad had confessed to Philippine investigators that this would have been only one part of a larger plot to crash a number of airplanes into prominent US buildings, including the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a plot that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed later adjusts and turns into the 9/11 plot
You may recall that the Bojinka plot involved the blowing up of 11 US bound airplanes over the Pacific Ocean, in January of 1996. This is the plot KSM eagerly took to Osama Bin Laden for approval only to have OBL scale the attack down to what eventually turned out to be the 9/11 attack. The behavior of Mr. Snell in this case is eerily similar to what he did with the Able Danger information. In other words, Mr. Snell has experience in burying information that may have led to discovery of the 9/11 attack.
According to todays Washington Post, we may hear something from the Commission today about Able Danger and why the staff failed to include the information in the Final Report.
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Over two weeks ago, I posted about the curious case of Mohammed Afroze, the al-Qaeda conspirator who confessed to masterminding a series of attacks on international targets for September 11, 2001, which intended to turn the AQ attack into global warfare. In my Daily Standard column today, I go into more depth about Afroze and his plans:
On the day after the failed July 21 bombings in London, an Indian court in Delhi sentenced Mohammed Afroze to seven years in prison for his participation in a wider plot which had been planned for September 11, 2001. Afroze led another al Qaeda cell which planned to use commercial airlines as missiles to destroy several international targets. The Islamist terrorists intended to send a global message through coordination with the attacks on America. Their plan failed when the terrorists lost their nerve and fled Heathrow.
Afroze and his compatriots from Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan had planned on flying their Manchester-bound flights into the House of Commons and the Tower Bridge in London. Attacking Parliament would have sent a message to the British government about the continued sanctions on Iraq. Blowing up the Tower Bridge would kill a slew of British civilians, with the intent of terrorizing them into demanding a withdrawal of British troops from the Middle East and a halt to support of American actions in the region.
But Afroze had other targets as part of his plan--and these reveal something much deeper and broader than Galloway and the media wish to contemplate.
The other targets? Australia and India. The latter especially destroys the oft-repeated meme that al-Qaeda's primary motivation comes from Anglo-American occupation in Iraq, or their actions in the first Gulf War. Instead, the aborted attack plans of Afroze show that Osama bin Laden and his gang of terrorists intend on establishing a new Caliphate in Southwest Asia and North Africa, regaining the lands that once fell under Muslim control, and using control of oil to push for global domination.
Interestingly, especially in light of the Able Danger revelations this week, the 9/11 Commission never mentions Mohammed Afroze even a single time, despite his key role in attempting to provide the international half of the attacks on 9/11. The nature of these targets shows that AQ didn't target America exclusively and should have provided at least some context for their consideration. Like Able Danger, however, they either ignored it or deliberately omitted it as not fitting within the predetermined conclusions they desperately wanted to reach.
Nor has the media provided any coverage of Afroze. The paltry mention his case received came almost exclusively from the international press corps, notably the Times of India and the Times of London. Americans once again find themselves underinformed of the facts of 9/11 despite the vast amount of money, time, and attention spent on supposedly "connecting the dots" after the fact. This willful ignorance on the part of those commissioned to keep us informed should once again demonstrate that the media has aligned itself to certain narratives and have proven unreliable in the main to report facts that do not fit them.
This continues to make life dangerous for Americans and free people around the world. If the media cannot truly depict the issues surrounding global Islamofascist terror, the ignorance they promote about its goals will result in a collapse of will to keep those goals from becoming reality.
I believe you're correct!
Captain V. is the nom de cyber-plume of a former intelligence officer who worked in a variety of intelligence disciplines and served at a number of different agencies in the US Intelligence Community. He is neither syndicated nor a member of a think tank (though wouldnt that be sweet?). His opinions are his own.
On the odd chance that you havent been following the story: The Army undertook a data mining project called ABLE DANGER. The project identified and connected a variety of dots that pointed to Atta as a member of al-Qaida. Army squirreliness about sharing intel data with law enforcement or even other elements of the IC apparently stopped any potentially productive information sharing effort.
One gig (demerit) for the Army.
After a day or two, a fresh round of criticism emerged. Initially the target was the Army for allegedly keeping the ABLE DANGER findings from the 9/11 Commission, which claimed rightly that had this information been known prior to the conclusion of the Commissions investigation, the truth about 9/11 might very well read differently.
We now know that this second round of criticism was misplaced. The 9/11 Commission now confesses that it did indeed know about the Atta connection discovered by ABLE DANGER, but apparently disregarded the Armys findings because it didnt jibe with all the other data they had collected on the topic.
When this kind of thinking is discovered by commissions investigating intelligence professionals, it is called a lack of imagination or group think or labeled a by-product of the ill-conceived consensus-building nature of how intelligence assessments are developed. Such thinking is held up by commissions as one of the many ills that affect the IC today, though apparently it isnt a problem when conducted by commissions themselves.
Two gigs for the 9/11 Commission: one for ignoring the data and one for lying about it.
Like any good conspiracy theory, the motivations that led to the creation of the Gorelick wall the policy that precluded effective sharing of data between intelligence and law enforcement - are varied and exciting to think about. However, the blame for this disconnect doesnt rest solely on the shoulders of one former Clinton administration official who was really just throwing logs on a long-smoldering legal fire.
If were going to dump a truck load of blame, lets spread it around more appropriately. There are two primary perpetrators that deserve our attention: the legal community that serves the intelligence community, and the intelligence professionals that dont bother to understand the law.
The only time anyone in the IC tends to see an agency General Counsel (GC) is when something bad has happened and it is time to circle the wagons. Like any good lawyer should, each agency GC tends to interpret the law in a fashion that protects their client (the agency and its director), even if that decision could have serious consequences for the consumers that client is charged with serving. GCs are all about the letter of the law, not about the spirit.
One gig for GCs.
Intelligence officers receive briefings on legal issues that pertain to their work once a year. They are almost always done via computer-based training, and take about ten minutes to complete even after the post-lunch blahs. Every intelligence officer remembers just enough intelligence law to make them, and the way they do business, dangerous.
For example, everyone in military intelligence (like those that ran ABLE DANGER) will tell you, you can never collect anything on a US Person much less save that data for further analysis. Unfortunately, everyone is playing at being a TV lawyer. You wouldnt try to defend yourself against a criminal charge because you are a faithful viewer of Law & Order, yet every day intelligence officers go about their business thinking that theyre Jack McCoy.
One gig for intelligence officers.
During peace time, when something goes horribly wrong in the military (e.g. a rash of fatal accidents), the affected service calls a halt to all non-essential activities and makes everyone sit down and figure out how to deal with the situation that caused the problems. This sort of safety stand down is designed to make people realize that the problems being addressed are not flukes, but systemic and severely detrimental to the mission.
The IC could benefit by having its own stand down to interpret (aggressively I hope) existing intelligence law, clarify ambiguities, debunk legal myths, and promulgate said interpretations to the IC workforce in easy to understand language. Most intelligence officers have a college degree or two, so a picture book isnt necessary, but narrative examples would be helpful.
If were going to operate our intelligence apparatus as a community then community standards need to be put in place. The sooner everyone understands and operates under the same rules, the sooner we can remove the self-imposed road blocks that could adversely impact our ability to defeat the next terrorist attack.
I heard that call. He ended up getting comped a free year of Rush 24x7 and Rush told him he could find the necessary background material posted there after 6 PM. I don't know about you but I was shouting at the radio that he could find out all he needed to on Free Republic and a lot sooner too!
Captain V's advice is valid for all non-compromised intel agencies and government commissions.
However, Captain V's advice is invalid for those commissions and intel agencies that are *actively* subverting the U.S.
For the 9/11 Congressional Commission, for instance, not only was it caught lying that it "didn't know" about Able Danger, but it was caught lying that it was only 2 Military Intel agents whose Able Danger information was disregarded "because it didn't align with any other data."
Because not only did the 2 military intel officers tell the 9/11 Commission about the 4 known (prior to 9/11 via Able Danger) hijackers, but Richard Clarke himself told the 9/11 Commission that the FBI knew of 2 of the 19 9/11 hijackers operating in the U.S. prior to 9/11/2001.
So the 9/11 Commission LIED about "not knowing," lied about why they dismissed the intel from the 2 officers, and then lied again about Richard Clarke's ***public*** testimony to their Congressional panel!
Gorelick knew. The 9/11 Commission knew. They tried to spike hijacker revelation from the 2 different sources (Richard Clarke and the intel officers).
That's not innocent behavior. That's not merely a procedural problem or an institutional problem or groupthink.
That's active subversion.
And it's active subversion that just adds to the subversion hoisted upon us via the Gorelick Wall.
Lets also not forget all of the public leaks that our intel agencies keep springing.
Lets remember that National Security Advisor Berger was caught shredding classified documents.
Lets remember that Valerie Plame was actively scheming to bring down our President by rigging up left-wing-insider "intel" gathering in Niger.
Lets remember that our intel agencies tried to trick our President into using the French-forged Niger WMD documents.
This is all treason. This is WHY our intel agencies are being cleaned up by Porter Goss and John Negroponte, and it is why the Left is scrambling and screaming thusly.
do you see anyone from the administration speaking about this, escalating the calls for investigations? the so-called republican members of the 9-11 commission were obviously part of the coverup. why?
as Rush said today - both parties have a hand in protecting the "political class" from blame.
bump to the top
Thanks for the bump- I just got my old dog out of surgery ( teeth and a growth on her head ) and am not able to give much time to nuturing this post beyond adding new links. I'll drop in as time permits.
Nope. Gorelick put herself in charge of filtering the information and conclusions that the 9/11 Commission saw and made.
Where the GOP got hosed was when the Democrats put Gorelick in charge of their side, from which Gorelick was able to snow everyone else because she had so much FIRSTHAND knowledge.
...and the GOP got bamboozled into letting the Democrats pick their own staff for the 9/11 Commission because the ENTIRE MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA was making such a big deal about the panel being fair, non-partisan, and unbiased.
In short, the subversives in our midsts have been able to get away with so much treason for so long because of the ever-willing, sycophantic (to the Left) news media...
...made possible because the balance of political power is so narrow.
Which means that we get to counter the subversives only to the degree that we expand our partisan national power and that we expand our blogging audience.
Which is to say, the war is bigger than just Iraq, Afghanistan, and places unmentioned abroad. There is also a Home Front, and we are fighting this war here.
Here's another one that has been entirely ignored by the 9/11 Commission and the MSM, as far as I can tell -- there's less and less reason to believe that the 9/11 Commission was anything but a whitewash for the political convenience of both parties. I think the Democrats were desperate to divert attention from the Clinton years, and the Rs on the commission generally obliged in order to try to minimize the bloodbath over the ridiculous Richard Clarke stuff, etc.:
There are loads of links and pieces of info here that look very important to the subject of all that's been ignored by the 9/11 Commission, but it's going to be a huge project to get through it all and see all the things that the 9/11 Commission report does not begin to touch upon:
-- there's less and less reason to believe that the 9/11 Commission was anything but a whitewash for the political convenience of both parties.
And we are supposed to TRUST THESE POLITICIANS with our lives, the lives of our children and our country. Barf bucket please.
I just find it hard to believe that the republicans on the comittee were that dumb. I have respect for Ashcroft at least, pointing to Gorelick in his testimony.
we missed a golden opportunity to tag clinton's stewardship of the nations military, intelligence, and law enforcement apparatus with the blame for 9/11 - where it belongs. instead, his wife stands a chance at returning to the white house as president. if that isn't a monumental political screw-up, I don't know what is.
You can only move so far, so fast against a universally hostile news media.
If the press was neutral, then yes, we missed a golden opportunity.
But the media bias has only delayed their day of reckoning. The facts are coming in, and GOP Congressman Curt Weldon deserves kudos in this matter (for exposing the 9/11 panel lies), as does GOP bigwig Ashcroft (who exposed the Gorelick Wall).
Moreover, with the elections over, this can't be spun as a partisan stunt so easily. The Radical Left is very boxed in right now. They've made many crucial errors, and say what you will about the GOP, but the GOP is well-positioned to clean house.
Don't you think this will eventually become a MAJOR issue.
If you think this through to its natural ending, it sounds like Able Danger had nailed the main al-qaeda cell which carried out 9/11 and were PREVENTED from picking them up or sharing the intel.
9/11 could have been stopped easily.
This is not the result of a screw-up or someone failing to connect the dots, but an amazingly bad error in policy.
9/11 could have been stopped.
Shouldn't this have been the main finding of the 9/11 Commission. The issue is not just why wasn't it mentioned in the report but why wasn't it the key finding.
Something odd is going on. Able danger is not on Drudgereport.
Spanish intelligence found evidence that Algerians Khaled Madani and Moussa Laouar provided false passports to Mohamed Atta and his associate Ramzi bin al-Shibh.
-- the Prague connection --
There is also the case of Abu Zubayr, an officer in Saddam's secret police --
I, too, have a feeling something is not right. Michael Savage started his show raving about this story, and then after the first break, the rest of his show consisted of "encores" from previous shows.
Are you sure? I listened to it both nights and he was just re-playing the clips of Weldon's call from the previous night.
if someone doesn't push back harder on this, it will be swept under the rug.
Profoundly true, but national Republicans, are acting just like the CAGOP and seem to be fighting with half their brains tied behing their backs so they won't look too partasian, or conservative... like they should be embarrassed about that in view of the frantic freak-outs by the other side.
It's so danged frustrating to see defeat snatched from the jaws of victory, time after time after time after time...
Thanks for this!
the only way this goes anywhere, is if someone outside the DC "club", who has some national prominence regarding 9/11, goes public on this issue and calls for investigations. I wish Rudy Giuliani would do that.
So do I and he needs something to reconstruct his credibility after that faux paux of an appointment to Homeland Security Chief!!! This could do it for him... BIGTIME! (I like saying "BIGTIME" because that's what Cheney said once about Clymer!!!)
Dude, you rock, as most FReepers do.
We have all this info, now we have to get it out there! The MSM isn't going to do it, but the American people need to know this.
Oh wow you are right. Sorry, i thought you were talking about last night's show. He just came on here (delayed), and they say it's "an encore presentation"....>WTF?
"Dude, you rock, as most FReepers do."
Oh stop it, you're making me blush!
That may be true .. but I don't think many democrats are very comfortable on a conservative site. Let him get his initial info from Rush .. let him keep listening to Rush and eventually he will hear about Free Republic. It's okay .. as long as he's getting the truth that's all that matters.
Sorry Hack, but there is no such thing anymore.
And now for a very interesting hyposthesis that would tie together some issues about Atta's activities in the months before 9/11:
One More Look At Prague
My last post reviews a rather obscure report on the discovery of an Iraqi spy ring in Germany in February or March of 2001, resulting in the capture of two Iraqi Intelligence Services agents. The Arabic newspaper that reported it in March 2001 also reported that the CIA tipped the Germans to the Iraqi operation and that the FBI and CIA interrogated the two captured spies. I looked around for any reporting on this story in the American or British mainstream media (anything in English), even in Nexis, and came up empty.
This story may not pan out. However, it apparently has never been denied, and if it is true, one would have expected the CIA and FBI to bring this to the attention of the 9/11 Commission -- or at least the existence of the report itself. The 9/11 report makes no mention of this development at all.
I explained in the last post how this could change the notion that Iraq had no operational involvement in 9/11, as the main effort of the Hamburg cell at that time was supporting Atta for the upcoming attacks. Instead, let's take a look at the effect this would have had on Atta and his ability to get the logistical support he needed from his cell in Germany, now apparently compromised. After all, Mohammed Atta still had to get sixteen terrorists safely into the US using the Hamburg cell as his line of communication to the AQ network at the time of the purported trip to Prague.
Until Atta could make a new connection to AQ in Europe, he could not travel or communicate back to Germany. To do so would be an unpalatable risk to his cover. Instead, Atta would need to go somewhere that could give him new logistical support and rebuild his lines of communication. When the time came to go to the well again, Atta had to carefully relink to the network.
How does Atta reconnect to his support? With the operation compromised, he won't feel safe with either going back to Germany or traveling under his own name until he knows how badly the operations have been disrupted. Instead, he uses a safe cover -- one he likely would use only once -- to make his way to another station to re-establish his logistical support. Prague would be close enough to the situation for others in the network to have assessed the damage done by the Germans and to decide whether to abort the mission altogether.
Again, if the Al-Watan Al-Arabi reports turn out to be correct, this would explain why Atta felt the need to travel under an assumed identity, and why he went to Prague rather than Hamburg to meet with Iraqi agents. That meeting would be necessary for Atta to determine if he and his team should continue to make plans and whether to bring in the "muscle" hijackers, which happened a short while afterwards. If the Germans had found out about their operation and discovered his identity, then sending the other hijackers to the US could have meant walking into a trap.
This would explain why Atta changed his usual routine and traveled under an assumed identity. After reconnecting to the network and getting assurances that the network was secure, he could use his real identity on his next trip.
Does any of this constitute proof? No. But the evidence we see this far fits this theory, and if the Al-Watan Al-Arabi report is true, the 9/11 report doesn't. We need to start rethinking this from the beginning, dump the preconceived notions, and gather all of the evidence together to understand what really happened to us on 9/11.
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Gorelick Gate ping for later
If WE can dig around and find and know the tip of the iceberg of all this diabolical and incestuous RAT conspiracy, imagine what W and the security team know and all the black filth we DON'T even know. If somebody in this admin. or the Justice Dept. doesn't start revealing and laying bare all this evil, I'm gonna scream!!!! The disgusting thing is the MSM and the RATS are going to go nuclear and scorched earth to to discredit and obstruct EVERYTHING this admin. tries to do to SAVE OUR COUNTRY. It is devastating to ponder .. truly.
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