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  • September 11 organiser wanted to train in the Netherlands

    08/18/2004 8:43:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | August 18 2004
    A Dutch television programme claims one of the organisers of the September 11 terrorist attacks looked into the possibility of taking flying lessons in the Netherlands. Yemeni national Ramzi Binalshibh, who is now in prison in the United States, met with the director of a Dutch flying school, who advised him to take lessons in the US because it was less expensive there. The pilot of the second plane to crash into the World Trade Centre also spent some time in the Netherlands. He is believed to have participated in Islamic seminars in Eindhoven.
  • Virginia Honors 9/11 Mosque

    03/17/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies ^ | March 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Political Correctness: The only thing more revolting than building a mosque next to the World Trade Center would be honoring the mosque that helped the 9/11 hijackers. Yet that's just what Virginia has done. Outrageously, the Virginia state legislature has passed a Democrat-sponsored resolution "commending" the notorious 9/11 mosque — Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center — "as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for the" center. The Saudi Embassy-funded, Muslim Brotherhood-owned mosque is universally known by federal and local law enforcement — and even the media — as a turnstile for terrorists. Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan once worshipped...
  • Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: ‘We’re Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex’ (barf)

    01/20/2015 10:04:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 20, 2015 – 02:55 PM | Britta Sandberg
    Mauritanian national Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been held at Guantanamo for 12 years now without trial and despite a dearth of evidence. A diary he kept of his torture is now being published around the world. […] He was accused of having been acquainted with the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and of having provided them with support and sending them to Afghanistan to receive training. He has also been accused of involvement in the Millennium Plot, the foiled terrorist attack targeting the Los Angeles International Airport. At least that’s the claim made by Ahmed Ressam, the...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • 9/11 trial begins at Guantanamo with protest by defendants [Updated]

    05/05/2012 10:30:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2012, 10:14 a.m. | Richard A. Serrano
    The arraignment of accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four top Al Qaeda lieutenants opened Saturday in a heavily guarded island courtroom with the so-called “Gitmo 5” launching a silent protest, refusing to cooperate, listen to translations or even answer fundamental questions about a process that could end their lives. The long-awaited trial began with defense lawyers speaking for the alleged terrorists and arguing that the protest was over their clients’ anger about alleged CIA torture and mistreatment at the prison on the southern rim of Cuba. … (Updated at 10:14 a.m., May 5:) Three hours into the...
  • From the files of Terror Inc

    08/16/2004 3:02:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 571 replies · 7,393+ views ^ | August 14, 2004 | Alan Cullison
    The September11 terror attacks in the US were staged to overcome disunity in al-Qa'ida, confidential computer records reveal. Alan Cullison reports on what happened after his laptop was wrecked while he was covering the combat in Afghanistan IN the autumn of 2001, I was one of scores of journalists who ventured into northern Afghanistan to write about the US-assisted war against the Taliban. After losing use of my computer in an accident, I scrawled stories by candlelight with a ballpoint pen and read dispatches to my editors at The Wall Street Journal over a satellite phone. When the Taliban's defences...
  • AP Exclusive: CIA whisked detainees from Gitmo

    08/10/2010 8:15:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 23 replies · 5+ views
    AP ^ | 8-9-10 | AP
    Four of the nation's most highly valued terrorist prisoners were secretly moved to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2003, years earlier than has been disclosed, then were whisked back into overseas prisons before the Supreme Court could give them access to lawyers, The Associated Press has learned. The transfer allowed the U.S. to interrogate the detainees in CIA "black sites" for two more years without allowing them to speak with attorneys or human rights observers or challenge their detention in U.S. courts. Had they remained at the Guantanamo Bay prison for just three more months, they would have been afforded those...
  • Germany’s Imam Mamoun Darkazanli: Al-Qaeda's Alleged Financier and Logistician

    08/28/2010 12:52:03 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/2010 | Derek Henry Flood
    Police in Hamburg shut down the notorious al-Quds mosque, renamed the Taiba mosque in 2008, led by German-Syrian national and voluntary imam Mamoun Darkazanli. Darkazanli (a.k.a. Abu Ilyas al-Suri) has been a suspected al-Qaeda operative, primarily as a financier and logistician, in the European Union for close to two decades. Long active in al-Qaeda circles, Darkazanli first surfaced on the radar of Western intelligence agencies when he purportedly helped procure a cargo ship named “Jennifer” for Osama bin Laden as early as 1993 (Hamburger Abendblatt, October 16, 2004). Germany’s Bundeskriminalamt (BKA- Federal Criminal Police Office) admitted that it had been...
  • Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk

    08/17/2010 2:29:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/2010
    The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspected terrorists. The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining recordings made within the clandestine prison system. The tapes depict Binalshibh’s interrogation sessions at a Moroccan-run facility the CIA used near Rabat in 2002, several current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the recordings remain a closely...
  • Poor Decisions Haunting In Al-Awlaki Case

    03/26/2010 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 373+ views ^ | March 26, 2010 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    Last October, the Yemeni government came to the CIA with a request: Could the agency collect intelligence that might help target the network of a U.S.-born al-Qaida recruiter named Anwar al-Awlaki? What happened next is haunting, in light of subsequent events. The CIA concluded that it could not assist the Yemenis in locating al-Awlaki for a possible capture operation. The primary reason was that the agency lacked specific evidence that he threatened the lives of Americans — which is the threshold for any capture-or-kill operation against a U.S. citizen. The Yemenis also wanted U.S. Special Forces' help in pursuing al-Awlaki;...
  • Military Commission Charges Withdrawn In Sept. 11 Case

    01/28/2010 10:06:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies · 890+ views - Release No. 060-010 ^ | January 22, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 060-010 January 22, 2010 Military Commission Charges Withdrawn In Sept. 11 Case The Defense Department announced today that the convening authority for Military Commissions withdrew and dismissed the charges, without prejudice, against the five detainees charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. This action comes in light of the announcement by the attorney general of the United States that the Department of Justice intends to pursue a prosecution of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, Walid Bin Attash, Ramzi Bin al Shibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi, in...
  • Source: 9/11 Terror Detainees Face Trial in N.Y.

    11/13/2009 3:48:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 91 replies · 3,135+ views
    (AP) via ^ | Friday, November 13, 2009 | n/a
    Source: 9/11 Terror Detainees Face Trial in N.Y. Friday, November 13, 2009 WASHINGTON — Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official said Friday. The official said Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce the decision later in the morning. The official is not authorized to discuss the decision before the announcement, so spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • 9/11 suspects declare guilt at Gitmo war court

    01/19/2009 10:48:58 PM PST · by hercuroc · 3 replies · 367+ views
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – Two alleged orchestrators of the 2001 attacks on America casually declared their guilt on Monday in a messy and perhaps final session of the Guantanamo war crimes court. This week's military hearings could be the last at Guantanamo — President-elect Barack Obama has said he would close the offshore prison and many expect him to suspend the military tribunals and order new trials in the U.S. Ramzi Binalshibh and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed architect of the terrorist attacks, were unapologetic about their roles during a series of outbursts as translators struggled to keep...
  • Gitmo defendants "PROUD" of 9/11 attacks [states Ramzi Binalshibh in court today]

    01/19/2009 6:27:52 PM PST · by Velveeta · 25 replies · 968+ views
    CBS 12 ^ | 1/19/2009 | Liz Quirantes
    Two of the five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks offered unapologetic admissions of guilt Monday in a sometimes chaotic - and possibly final - session of the Guantanamo war crimes court. The hearings, scheduled over several days, could be the last at Guantanamo, since President-elect Barack Obama has said he would close the offshore prison at the U.S. base in Cuba and many expect him to suspend the military tribunals and order new trials in the U.S. Ramzi Binalshibh and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed architect of the terrorist attacks, casually admitted guilt during a series of...
  • 9/11 hearing falls on Muslim holy day

    12/08/2008 5:17:13 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies · 497+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 12.08.08 | CAROL ROSENBERG
    In case anyone missed it, confessed 9/11 conspirator Ramzi bin al Shibh reminded those watching Monday's hearing that it fell on a major Muslim holy day. And he did it with a grisly salute to his spiritual leader -- al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, still at-large. Bin al Shibh, a Yemeni, blurted out his well wishes ''to the entire Muslim world,'' in honor of Eid al Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice -- and especially to ``Osama bin Laden, may God protect him.'' ''I hope the jihad continues and strikes the heart of America with all kinds of weapons...
  • Gitmo judge enlists help from 9/11 mastermind (Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh)

    09/22/2008 3:33:09 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 236+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | September 22, 2008
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba: Confessed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed offered Monday to help persuade one of his co-defendants to leave his prison cell for a pretrial hearing at Guantanamo Bay. ~ snip ~
  • Osama's Best Friend: The further connections between al Qaeda and Saddam

    10/25/2003 10:00:38 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 4,934+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/03/03 | Stephen F. Hayes
    IN A LITTLE-NOTICED DECISION in a New York courtroom on September 25, 2003, a man described as Osama bin Laden's "best friend" got some good news. U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Batts ruled that Mahmdouh Mahmud Salim could not be sentenced to life in prison. Salim--who was present at the founding of al Qaeda in 1989 and who was for years one of bin Laden's most trusted confidants--had been captured in Germany in 1998 and extradited to the United States for prosecution related to his role in the grand conspiracy that resulted in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in...
  • Daniel Pearl and the body of evidence

    01/07/2006 10:16:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1,088+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | January 7, 2006 | B Raman
    Every year, as we enter a New Year, my mind goes back to Daniel Pearl, the Mumbai-based American correspondent of Wall Street Journal, who met with a brutal end to his young life during a visit to Karachi in January 2002 to enquire, inter alia, into the suspected Pakistani links of international jihadi terrorists. In his keenness to find out the truth, Pearl fell into a treacherous trap laid by a mixed group of Pakistani terrorists belonging to different organisations and orchestrated by Omar Sheikh, a British resident of Pakistani origin, who had participated in the so-called jihad against the...
  • Pouting Spooks Leak to ABC News

    12/05/2005 7:24:38 PM PST · by Venator · 30 replies · 633+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | December 5, 2005 | JDZ
    ABC News is reporting that Current and former CIA officers speaking to ABC News on the condition of confidentiality say the United States scrambled to get all the suspects off European soil before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived there today. The officers say 11 top al Qaeda suspects have now been moved to a new CIA facility in the North African desert. The disgrunted intelligence officers even disclosed an actual list of 12 high-value targets allegedly held by the CIA, and ABC is reporting it : Abu Zubaydah: Held first in Thailand then Poland Ibn Al-Shaykh al-Libi: Held in...
  • Germans Uncovered Iraqi Spy Ring During 9/11 Planning (9/11 Commission Omission)

    08/16/2005 9:44:09 PM PDT · by Stellar Dendrite · 105 replies · 4,986+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | 8-17-05 | Captain Ed
    The Daily Standard has just published my latest column, which reveals to those who missed my earlier post on the arrests of two Iraqi spies in Heidelberg during February 2001. The discovery of these agents, especially given the time frame, should set off warning bells about potentially devastating connections to the 9/11 plot: In the years following the 9/11 attacks, there has been much argument about the nature of Saddam Hussein's connections to terror. How could the U.S. government and the 9/11 Commission fail to consider this, given the other activity occurring in Germany during this period: * Mohammed Atta...
  • Germany Moves to Deport Sept. 11 Suspects

    07/13/2004 6:54:20 AM PDT · by TexKat · 3 replies · 466+ views
    AP ^ | 7/13/04 | DAVID RISING
    BERLIN - Two suspects in the Sept. 11 attacks will be deported to their native Morocco, authorities said Tuesday, including one who is awaiting a new trial after being sentenced to 15 years for helping the al-Qaida suicide pilots. Both Abdelghani Mzoudi and Mounir el Motassadeq were served with the notice Monday, said ministry spokesman Marco Haase, the first step in what is expected to be a lengthy process that will take place only after all the appeals in their cases go through. Mzoudi, 31, was acquitted in February on more than 3,000 counts of accessory to murder and membership...
  • Iraqi official at 9-11 plot meeting: U.S. finds documents tying Saddam's man to al-Qaida

    05/27/2004 11:28:26 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 839+ views ^ | May 27, 2004
    Recently translated documents captured by U.S. forces provide new evidence of a direct link between Saddam Hussein's regime and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Rosters of officers in Saddam's Fedayeen list Lt. Col. Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who was present at the January 2000 al-Qaida "summit" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at which the 9-11 attacks were planned, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fedayeen was the elite paramilitary group run by Saddam's son Uday, which was deployed to do much of the regime's dirty work. The U.S. has never been sure Shakir was at the Kuala...
  • New evidence of Saddam link to 9-11: records indicate Atta meeting with Iraqi official in Prague

    05/06/2004 10:57:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 58 replies · 2,252+ views ^ | Friday, May 7, 2004
    New evidence about a meeting in Prague between September 11 plot leader Mohamed Atta and Iraqi intelligence officer Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani has been uncovered, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence news service. Investigative journalist Edward J. Epstein has uncovered Czech government visa records indicating al-Ani was posted to the Iraqi embassy in Prague between March 1999 and April 21, 2001, and was involved in handling Iraqi agents. A search of the Iraq Embassy in Prague after the fall of Baghdad to coalition forces revealed al-Ani had scheduled a meeting for April 8, 2001, with a Hamburg student, according to...
  • More info on Mohammed Atta and Iraqi Consul in Prague

    04/22/2004 9:31:05 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 18 replies · 587+ views
    Question:     Three years have passed since the putative meeting in Prague between hijacker Mohammed Atta and Iraq Consul al-Ani. What has the CIA, FBI, Czech intelligence (BIS) and other intelligence services established about the activities of the alleged participants at this meeting? Answer: 1)   Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir al-Ani served as consul at Iraq's embassy in Prague between March 1999 and April 21, 2001 and he was activity involved in agent-handling during this period. 2)  Mohammed Atta applied for a visa to visit the Czech Republic on May 26, 2000 in Bonn, Germany According to Czech visa records,...
  • UNITED STATES v. MOUSSAOUI: 4th Circuit Opinion

    04/22/2004 3:11:06 PM PDT · by kazander · 32 replies · 286+ views
    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ^ | April 22 | 4th Circuit
    The Fourth Circuit's decision on the Moussaoui decision has been released. The introductory paragraph reads: "For the reasons set forth below, we reject the Government’s claim that the district court exceeded its authority in granting Moussaoui access to the witnesses. We affirm the conclusion of the district court that the enemy combatant witnesses could provide material, favorable testimony on Moussaoui’s behalf, and we agree with the district court that the Government’s proposed substitutions for the witnesses’ deposition testimony are inadequate. However, we reverse the district court insofar as it held that it is not possible to craft adequate substitutions, and...
  • Man Trying To Buy Car Finds Out 9/11 Terrorist Took ID

    04/21/2004 3:35:45 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 39 replies · 489+ views
    KETV ^ | 4/21/04 | N/A
    A young man went in to buy a car and realized he had been mistakenly identified as a terrorist. Ryan Allen (pictured, left), 19, turned up on a government list that includes Osama bin Laden and members of al-Qaida. Allen wanted to buy a new Chevrolet Cavalier. He filled out the paperwork at a Kansas City dealership and then the results of the credit bureau check came back. "I filled out the credit thing. I'm probably sitting there an hour ... hour and a half," Allen said. But the dealership's manager came back with what Allen thought was an odd...
  • Man Trying To Buy Car Finds Out 9/11 Terrorist Took ID

    04/21/2004 8:59:11 AM PDT · by mostlyundecided · 25 replies · 277+ views
    WDIV Channel 4 DETROIT ^ | April 21, 2004 | Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc
    Man Trying To Buy Car Finds Out 9/11 Terrorist Took ID Terrorist Apparently Used Allen's Social Security NumberUPDATED: 10:07 a.m. EDT April 21, 2004 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A young man went in to buy a car and realized he had been mistakenly identified as a terrorist. Ryan Allen (pictured, left), 19, turned up on a government list that includes Osama bin Laden and members of al-Qaida. Allen wanted to buy a new Chevrolet Cavalier. He filled out the paperwork at a Kansas City dealership and then the results of the credit bureau check came back. "I filled out the...
  • Germany drops terrorism charges against El Motassadeq (My Title)

    04/07/2004 12:06:23 PM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 10 replies · 247+ views
    NDR Online ^ | 7 April 2004 | self
    After having released Mounir El Motassadeq, the German Court in Hamburg has dropped the terrorism charges against him (3066 counts of accesory). One Charge remains - membership in a terrorist organisation. Until June he remains free, but must remain in Hamburg (at least initially) and must report to the police twice a week. If convicted of the remaining charge, he could face from 1 to 10 years. [my opinion - he will walk on this charge as well.] The entire case has been essentially thrown out based on statements made by others whose connection to the attacks on 9/11 is...
  • Al-Qa'ida 9/11 chief reveals US got off lightly

    03/28/2004 6:38:54 PM PST · by KangarooJacqui · 84 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Australian, From The Sunday Times ^ | March 29, 2004 | Sunday Times sources
    IT makes a chilling picture. The mastermind behind the September 11 attacks has told interrogators that he and his terrorist nephew leafed through almanacs of US skyscrapers when planning the operation. Sears Tower in Chicago and Library Tower in Los Angeles – which was "blown up" in the film Independence Day – were both potential targets, according to transcripts of interrogations of al-Qa'ida operations chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. "We were looking for symbols of economic might," he told his captors. He recounted sitting looking at the books with Ramzi Yusuf, his nephew by marriage, who was the man behind the...
  • Focus: The confessions of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

    03/28/2004 9:02:54 AM PST · by 1066AD · 22 replies · 1,950+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | March 28, 2004 | Christina Lamb in Kabul
    'I met Osama Bin Laden in Kabul. It was at this time we discussed the Heathrow operation' It makes a chilling picture. The mastermind behind the September 11 attacks has told interrogators that he and his terrorist nephew leafed through almanacs of American skyscrapers when planning the operation. Sears Tower in Chicago and Library Tower in Los Angeles — which was “blown up” in the film Independence Day — were both potential targets, according to transcripts of interrogations of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Al-Qaeda operations chief. “We were looking for symbols of economic might,” he told his captors. He recounted...
  • ***Operation Infinite Freedom - Situation Room - 16 JUN 03/Day 89***

    06/15/2003 9:08:34 PM PDT · by null and void · 117 replies · 527+ views
    Everywhere TexKat goes, or Ragtime Cowgirl transcribes... | 16 JUN 03 | null and void
    Operation Infinite Freedom Link to the previous thread Good Morning. Welcome to the daily thread of Operation Infinite Freedom - Situation Room. It is designed for general conversation about the ongoing war on terror, and the related events of the day. In addition to the ongoing conversations related to terrorism and our place in it's ultimate defeat, this thread is a clearinghouse of links to War On Terrorism threads. This allows us to stay abreast of the situation in general, while also providing a means of obtaining specific information and mutual support.
  • World's Only 9/11 Convict Wins Retrial

    03/04/2004 1:55:26 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 160+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 04 2004 | GEIR MOULSON/AP
    KARLSRUHE, Germany - The only person in the world convicted in the Sept. 11 attacks won a retrial Thursday after an appeals court faulted Washington for refusing to allow testimony from a key al-Qaida captive. The Federal Criminal Court overturned the conviction of Mounir el Motassadeq, a Moroccan, leaving German prosecutors with little to show for their efforts to pursue suspects who may have belonged to the Hamburg cell that included three of the suicide hijackers. A month ago, el Motassadeq's friend Abdelghani Mzoudi was acquitted of identical charges of giving logistical aid to the cell. Relatives of Sept. 11...
  • Al Qaeda finalized 9/11 in Tarragona

    03/01/2004 6:56:56 PM PST · by livius · 6 replies · 137+ views
    El Periodico, Barcelona | 03/01/2004 | Staff
    Al Qaeda finalized 9/11 in Tarragona The mastermind of the attack says that the date was set in August The Yemeni Ramizi bin al Shibh, the mastermind of 9/11 who was captured in 2002 in Pakistan and held by the US in Guantanamo, has admitted to interrogators that he met in July, 2001 somewhere on the coast of Tarragona with Mohammed Atta, 33 years old, the leader of the suicide squad that attacked the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, causing 3,016 deaths. According to the Guardia Civil, Bin Al Shibh told his captors that the...
  • Report: Binalshibh Admits Meeting 9/11 Leader Atta

    03/01/2004 3:23:39 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 3-1-04
    <p>MADRID, Spain — The suspected coordinator of the Sept. 11 attacks is being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and has told investigators he met with the lead hijacker, a Spanish newspaper reported Sunday.</p> <p>El Pais, the country's largest daily newspaper, said Ramzi Binalshibh (search), who was arrested in Pakistan in September 2002, acknowledged meeting Mohamed Atta (search) of Egypt in July 2001 — two months before the attacks in the United States.</p>

    02/05/2004 6:59:04 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 181+ views
    Sky News ^ | 2-5-2004
    SEPT 11 SUSPECT ACQUITTED A Moroccan man accused of helping the September 11 suicide hijackers has been acquitted by a German court. Abdelghani Mzoudi, 31, had been charged in Germany's second major 9/11 trial with aiding and abetting the murder of several thousand people and being a member of a terrorist organisation, the Hamburg cell of al Qaeda. The court pronounced its verdict despite a last-minute bid by lawyers for victims' families to delay it, claiming alleged new evidence linked to the case of accused September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui in the United States. They are appealing against the verdict....
  • Germany Delays 9/11 Verdict, New Witness Found

    01/21/2004 9:18:50 AM PST · by knighthawk · 83 replies · 3,034+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 21 2004 | Philip Blenkinsop
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court postponed on Wednesday the verdict on a Moroccan accused of aiding the Sept. 11 attackers after prosecutors said they had found a new witness, casting doubt on his expected acquittal. The Hamburg court where Abdelghani Mzoudi is on trial said that the verdict would not now be issued Thursday as expected after a request from prosecutors to hear evidence from two police officials about a new witness. "Federal prosecutors sent to the court today a substantial transcript dated January 19 regarding the questioning of a witness whose reliability is guaranteed and who would incriminate...
  • New Evidence Halts 9/11 Verdict

    01/21/2004 8:49:48 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 180+ views
    The BBC ^ | January 21, 2004
    Mr Mzoudi admits knowing the hijackers but not their plans A German court has agreed to allow a new prosecution witness in the trial of an 11 September suspect which appeared to have all but crumbled last month. The dramatic move has delayed the verdict in the case of Abdelghani Mzoudi which was expected this week. Mr Mzoudi, 31, is accused of being an accessory to the murder of more than 3,000 in the 2001 attacks on America and membership of a terrorist group. The Moroccan national was freed after new evidence cast doubt over the case. It's a...
  • 9/11 suspect still seen guilty

    01/08/2004 9:42:32 AM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 182+ views
    News24 ^ | January 08 2004
    Hamburg - Prosecutors in the trial of a Moroccan accused of helping the September 11 suicide hijackers said on Thursday they still believe he is guilty despite a statement presented in court last month that would exclude him from the plot if true. Prosecutors cast doubt on the value of the statement as they began closing arguments in the trial of Abdelghani Mzoudi, charged with 3.066 counts of accessory to murder and membership in a terrorist organisation. "I and my colleagues are still convinced that the defendant is guilty," chief prosecutor Walter Hemberger told the Hamburg state court. He was...
  • Bin Laden's role in 9/11 emerges (new info)

    11/05/2003 7:00:16 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 26 replies · 214+ views (Australia) ^ | November 3rd, 2003 | Nick Fielding
    THE two main planners of the September 11 terrorist attacks have revealed details of Osama bin Laden's close involvement in organising the atrocity, according to leaked transcripts of their interrogations. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh, who were captured in Pakistan and are in US custody, have disclosed that bin Laden chose the pilots who flew the doomed jets and headed a committee that debated details of the attacks. The pair have filled in many of the gaps in knowledge about how the attacks were planned, and have named previously unknown co-conspirators and other fellow al-Qaeda members, according to...
  • Defendant was 'terror cell member' [witness: Mzoudi was in Hamburg Cell, knew Atta, Binalshibh]

    09/18/2003 1:03:01 AM PDT · by Stultis · 4 replies · 233+ views
    DPA via Expatica ^ | 17 September 2003
    Defendant was 'terror cell member'17 September 2003 HAMBURG - A Moroccan man accused of membership in the Hamburg terrorist cell that staged the 11 September attacks actively participated in planning the suicide hijackings, a witness testified at his trial in Germany Wednesday. The 22-year-old witness, a university student who claimed to be a close acquaintance of defendant Abdel-Ghani Mzoudi, said he was convinced Mzoudi was an active member of a Hamburg cell of al-Qaeda terrorists responsible for the attacks which claimed some 3,000 lives. "I always had the feeling that he (Mzoudi) definitely belonged to the group," the witness testified....
  • Video shows 9/11 hijackers and plotters

    05/07/2003 10:13:03 PM PDT · by yonif · 7 replies · 373+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 8, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A wedding video shot in a Hamburg mosque has been broadcast for the first time and shows grainy scenes of Sept. 11 al-Qaida suicide pilots celebrating with other alleged plotters, possibly including suspects still not formally identified. The video of the October 1999 wedding of Said Bahaji being celebrated in a large room at the al Quds mosque suspected as a recruiting center for al-Qaida operatives has been in the hands of investigators since shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington. In the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks, the Bahaji wedding video provided investigators critical...
  • Moussaoui says he was planning for post-Sept. 11 operation

    05/14/2003 1:26:49 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 1 replies · 216+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | May 14, 2003 | Greg Gordon
    <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jailed Al-Qaida member Zacarias Moussaoui says he was part of a planned second-wave terrorist attack outside the United States after Sept. 11 2001, lawyers assisting him said in declassified documents made public Tuesday.</p> <p>The disclosure in papers unsealed by a federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., is the most detailed acknowledgment by Moussaoui that he was preparing to participate in an attack when he was detained in the Twin Cities on Aug. 16, 2001. He was taken into custody after arousing suspicious while learning to fly a jumbo jetliner at an Eagan flight school.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda suspect arrested in Italy

    04/11/2003 9:58:40 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies · 394+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 11 2003
    ITALIAN police have arrested a Moroccan accused of links to a top al-Qaeda operative seized in Pakistan by the FBI last year, prosecutors in Milan said late today. Milan magistrate Guido Salvini said Mohamed Daki, 38, with an address in the northern city of Reggio Emilia, was arrested on Sunday. According to the charge sheet, Daki had contacts with Ramzi Binalshibh, an alleged lieutenant of Osama bin Laden credited with planning the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Binalshibh was arrested in Pakistan on the anniversary of the attacks and brought to the United States to stand trial....
  • 'They Always Blame America First'

    05/08/2003 1:52:44 PM PDT · by yep willow its me fed · 12 replies · 250+ views
    Opinion Journal:Best of the Web Today ^ | Thursday, May 8, 2003 2:58 p.m. EDT | BY JAMES TARANTO
    <p>That same tendency to blame America for the moral shortcomings of others unfortunately permeates the left and the Democratic Party. I wish it were otherwise, but I got the first whiff of it after Sept. 11 when some people reacted to the terrorist attacks here by blaming U.S. policy--in the Middle East specifically but around the world in general.</p>
  • White House was al-Qaeda target

    05/07/2003 6:30:22 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 18 replies · 448+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 5/7/03 | Tom Kelly
    FBI agents interrogating captured al-Qaeda operatives now suspect there was a plan to hijack a fifth jet on 11 September to attack the White House. Debriefings with Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terror plot, and its suspected chief financier, Mustafa al-Hawsawi, have led to the new theory. "Many, many people are saying many interesting things," a senior FBI official was reported as saying. The interviews are being conducted as part of the probe into alleged 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui. Court papers from defence lawyers and a United States district judge show that prosecutors in the case are...
  • Moussaoui Linked to 9/11 Mastermind

    11/20/2002 10:36:02 AM PST · by honway · 97 replies · 2,736+ views
    apnews ^ | Nov 20, 2002 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN Nov 20, 12:08 PM (ET) By JOHN J. LUMPKIN WASHINGTON (AP) - Accused Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui met with the suspected mastermind of the attacks in late 2000 or early 2001 in Afghanistan, a top al-Qaida operative has told his interrogators, U.S. officials said. Ramzi Binalshibh, a former aide to top al-Qaida operative Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, said Mohammed provided Moussaoui with contacts in the United States, said officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. But Binalshibh and Mohammed were not confident in Moussaoui's ability to keep a secret, and decided to use him as a backup for the...
  • DIALING DAMASCUS: Is Syria harboring Ansar al-Islam?

    04/13/2003 5:24:55 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 227+ views
    TIME Europe ^ | April 13, 2003
    Terror Calls From Syria Are Milan-based Islamic terror cell keeping in contact? U.S. officials who argue that Syria is a haven for Islamist terrorism have a new piece of evidence on their side. Beginning last January and continuing through the first week of the war, Mullah Abderrazzak - a Tunisian member of the Ansar al-Islam terrorist group - made satellite telephone calls from Syria to Milan-based Islamic terrorists, according to court papers filed in Milan. Abderrazzak wanted the terrorists to leave Europe and join the jihad against U.S. and British troops in Iraq, an Italian antiterror investigator tells TIME,...

    11/18/2002 12:34:06 AM PST · by kattracks · 38 replies · 217+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/18/02 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>November 18, 2002 -- WASHINGTON - The White House said yesterday that a newly caught senior al Qaeda leader is helping the United States.</p> <p>Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge was vague about what's been gleaned from the prisoner, whom the Pentagon has refused to identify - except to say that he's one of the most senior terrorists in U.S. custody.</p>
  • September 11 trial near collapse

    04/06/2003 1:17:00 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 12 replies · 286+ views
    Times of London ^ | 4-6-03 | Roland Watson
    September 11 trial near collapse From Roland Watson in Washington WASHINGTON'S hopes of convicting the only man charged with a role in the September 11 attacks in a public trial were close to collapse last night. The District Judge from Alexandria, Virginia, presiding over the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui said that she doubted the Bush Administration's ability to prosecute the case given the "shroud of secrecy" thrown over the details. Judge Leonie Brinkema said that she was disturbed that the Government had classified so many court papers and orders. She agreed with the defendant's scepticism that the case could proceed...
  • Mohammed Arrest Tied to Information from Zubaidah, Binalshibh & THE COLUMBIA TRAGEDY

    03/04/2003 11:07:25 PM PST · by Quix · 1 replies · 120+ views
    The arrest and detention of top al Qaeda terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will result in a wealth of new information that will help shut down the organization, according to intelligence experts. And they credit information gleaned from the earlier capture and interrogation of top al Qaeda operatives Abu Zubaidah and Ramzi Binalshibh for leads that resulted in finding Mohammed. This fits nicely with lengthy ELSs we discovered soon after their captures: Carry the Mountain. Zubaidah will Tell Something of Value as a Gift as the Monument of the Sect is Finished You Were Harnessed. Contemplate My Might. Let Zubaidah be...